Week #1: How Blood Go
how blood go
written by lisa langford*
directed by darius j. stubbs
*2018/2019 Nord Family Foundation Playwright Fellow
How Blood Go weaves the present and past together with the story of Quinntasia, an African American woman who is in a medical experiment, and that of her ancestor, Bean, an unwitting participant in a 1930’s government experiment on Black men.
Dramaturg: Eric Schmiedl
Performers: Tonya Broach, Mariah Burks, Alexander T. Frazier, Kris Ryan Inniss, Sara Katrenich, Sarah Kunchik, CorLesia Smith, Greg White, Carrie Williams
Costume Designer & Production Assistant: Terah McGowan
Lisa Langford, a graduate of Harvard University, is an actress and playwright. In addition to television and film, Lisa has acted Off-Broadway (Playwrights Horizons), regionally (La Jolla Playhouse, Old Globe, Actors Theatre of Louisville) and locally (Cleveland Play House, Dobama, and Mamaí). Her plays have appeared at Cleveland Public Theatre (The Art of Longing, InCogNegro [Big Box 2009], The Negro Perkins [Big Box 2012], and The Bomb [Station Hope 2016]) and convergence-continuum (Outside/In: The Fattening House and The Split Show). Lisa has also been a copywriter, a journalist, and a member of the creative team that launched the late Dr. Maya Angelou’s greeting card line. She received her MFA from Cleveland State and is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Lisa Langford was recently awarded a 2018 Joyce Award and is CPT’s 2018/2019 Nord Family Foundation Playwright Fellow.
The goal of Test Flight is to support new work and local/national artists.
– The James Levin Theatre
– Basic production staff, stage management, box office support
– Marketing and advertising support
The artists provide the rest!
The writers, directors, actors, and designers selected for Test Flight dedicate themselves to creating new and original work, or stretching their artistic powers by working in new disciplines.