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
New Voices Playwright Festival
The New School for Drama
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