by Karina Billini
directed by Andrés López-Alicea

Choreographed by Nigel Semaj


Set Design: Portia Elmer
Costume Design Grier Coleman
Lighting Design Jennifer Fok
Sound Design Sinan Refik Zafar
Production Stage Manager Emily Denardo*,
Assistant Stage Manager Jonathan Castanien, Joanne Pan


February 2018
New Voices Playwright Festival 

The New School for Drama 


Cast: 
Featuring Jonathan Crimeni, Moire Kiyingi, Jillian Macklin, Miranda Powers, Matthew Thomas Scott, Ian Lawrence, Jazmyn Boone, Racquel Jean-Louis , Teresa Lafferty, Terry Barnes and Amelia Rizzuto.

Trinidadian-American community leader, Keami La Croix, has made a name for herself in Crown Heights’s West Indie community as the "Black Robin Hood."  But when she decides to create a campaign to reform the violence-stricken, yet very popular Brooklyn J’ouvert — the pre-dawn celebration that originated from slaves impersonating their masters’ masquerade balls — she is met by severe resistance from the black community that once loved her. Ah Sweeter Lyme is a poetic and gritty examination of cultural identity, gentrification, and the extent we will take to preserve where we come from.

AH sweeter Lyme