Nora’s Playhouse presents
a new play by award-winning human rights playwright Catherine Filloux
whatdoesfreemean? follows the journey of an African-American woman serving a long sentence for a non-violent drug offense. When Mary ends up in solitary confinement, she struggles to maintain her sanity in the face of loneliness, indifference, human cruelty, and loss. The play takes the audience into her psychic world. We travel alongside her self-guided intellectual and emotional journey into the nature of freedom, both physical and psychological as Marys external and internal experience unfolds on stage in the present, in memory, and in the fantasies that help her survive.
With James Edward Becton*, Brenda Crawley, Justin Jorrell, Galway McCullough*, Liz Morgan*, and Lisa Strum* as Mary
Directed by Amy S. Green
Scenic and Lighting Design by Phoebe Mauro
Projection and Sound Design by Sadah Espii Proctor
Costume Design by Rashidah Nelson
Fight Choreography by Galway McCullough
General Management by Rebecca Lovett
This performance will be immediately followed by a brief conversation with Michael Hanley, a senior attorney with the Santa Barbara County Office of the Public Defender.
whatdoesfreemean? was developed with the support of Nora’s Playhouse.
The Nora’s Playhouse production of whatdoesfreemean? is presented by The Tank. It is an Equity approved showcase.
*Actors appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association
Graphic Design: Veronica Bella