An Octoroon

by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
directed by Joanna Settle
March 16, 2016April 10, 2016

Meet the Artists


Aaron Bell • Brer Rabbit/Captain Ratts
Jaylene Clark Owens • Minnie
James Ijames • BJJ
Justin Jain • Assistant/Pete/Paul
Alina John • Grace
Maggie Johnson • Dora
Ed Swidey • Playwright/Wahnotee/LaFouche

Production Team

Matt Saunders • Set Designer
Tilly Grimes • Costume Designer
Thom Weaver • Lighting Designer
Zachary Beattie-Brown • Sound Designer
Ayo Jackson • Choreographer
Nell Bang-Jensen • Dramaturg/Casting Director
Patreshettarlini Adams • Stage Manager
Zachary Beattie-Brown

Zachary Beattie-Brown is a Pittsburgh native and graduate of Point Park University. Currently, he is guest artist/lecturer at the University of Pittsburgh. He is pleased to return to the Wilma to be a part of the design team for An Octoroon. Previous design credits include: Hamlet; Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead here at the Wilma; Becoming Dr. Ruth; Shipwrecked!; Dino; Around The World In 80 Days; Plaid Tidings; and Ethel! at the Walnut Street Theatre. He has been a freelance designer & engineer between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh for the past 8 years. He wouldn’t be where he is if it weren’t for his beautiful wife Mary, thanks for all of your love and support!