Project Description

AT THE RIVER I STAND

Book by Alani iLongwe; Music and Lyrics by Rowen Casey

September 9 – October 10, 2020

Inspired by the events that transpired during the infamous Sanitation Worker’s Strike of 1968, AT THE RIVER I STAND follows an eclectic group of Negro musicians who travel to Memphis to produce a benefit concert in support of local workers in the throes of a racially charged labor dispute. As provocateurs threaten to tear the show apart, the performers struggle to overcome an increasingly hostile environment to raise donations for their cause. But as they near their financial goal, a traumatic event will irrevocably change their lives forever.
This is a streamed reading of a new musical in development

This play is part of the WORKshop Series, produced in partnership with Bank of America.

CAST & CREATIVES

Matthew López

Playwright

Rob Ruggiero

Director

Esteban Carmona

DJ

Hallie Eliza Friedman

Missy

Hunter Ryan Herdlicka

Sammy

Rachel B. Joyce

Zoey

Blair Lewin

Rachel

Daniel José Molina

Charlie

Brian Sidney Bembridge

Set and Lighting Design

Harry Nadal

Costume Design

Melanie Chen Cole

Sound Design

E. John McGarvey

Hair Design

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