An Octoroon

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

Meet the Artists

Cast

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
ILL DOOTS • Band
Ayo Jackson • Choreographer
Nell Bang-Jensen • Dramaturg/Casting Director
Patreshettarlini Adams • Stage Manager
Taysha Marie Canales

Wilma credits: There, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, H in Passage, Sherry/Renata/Desi in Passing Strange, The Mother-in-Law/The Maid in Blood Wedding, Younger Gabrielle York in When the Rain Stops Falling, Dido in An Octoroon, Julia in The Hard Problem. Philadelphia credits: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, La Bête, The Jungle Book, Wayside Stories From Wayside School (Arden Theatre); All My Sons (People’s Light); Moon Cave (Azuka Theatre); The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington, Slip/Shot (Flashpoint Theatre). Taysha is the 2018 F. Otto Haas Emerging Philadelphia Theater Artist Recipient. She is a Wilma HotHouse company member. BFA in Acting from Arcadia University.