Rastus and Hattie
The Creative Production Team Includes:
Raymond Bobgan – Producer
India Nicole Burton** – Line Producer
Leigh Tennant – Stage Manager
Benjamin Gantose – Lighting Design
James Kosmatka – Sound Design
T. Paul Lowry – Scenic & Projection Design
Kerry McCarthy – Costume Design
**2019/2020 NNPN Producer in Residence
ABOUT the PLAYWRIGHT: Lisa Langford
Lisa Langford is a writer and actor. Her play Rastus and Hattie is a 2019 Joyce Award winner (with Cleveland Public Theatre), and a finalist for the 2019 Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. Other plays include: How Blood Go, a 2019 August Wilson New Play Initiative selection at Congo Square Theatre in Chicago, IL and the Global Black Voices USA selection, London, UK; The Art of Longing, a Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Performance Writers finalist; and Revolt. Ing., a 10-minute Black womanist play featured in Black Lives, Black Words’ I AM…Fest at the Goodman Theatre. She is an active member of Dobama Theatre’s Playwrights’ GYM, the Dramatists Guild, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
ABOUT the DIRECTOR: Anne McEvoy
While Anne’s worked at Cleveland Public Theatre many times over the years, Rastus and Hattie marks her first full production as a director at CPT. Elsewhere, Anne has directed for Beck for the Arts, Blank Canvas Theatre, Clague Playhouse, Ursuline College, St Joseph Academy, Playwrights Local, Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County, as well as CPT’s Pandemonium and Big Box. In addition, she’s performed at numerous professional and non-professional theatres in Cleveland and Akron, and thanks all those who believe in the importance of live theatre and the power of sharing our stories.