NYC's FIRST Mulit-Ethnic PROOF, by David Auburn
A Co-Production with Quick Silver Theater Company
August 13, 2015
Quick Silver Theater Company and Classics in Color: A Theatre Company present
New York City’s FIRST MULTI-ETHNIC CAST in
PROOF by David Auburn
Directed by Tony Nominee Johanna Day
PROOF runs Wednesdays – Sundays at 7:30p, September 2nd – September 13th, 2015
4th Street Theatre, 83 East 4th Street, NYC;
NEW YORK, NY – Quick Silver Theater Company and Classics in Color: A Theatre Company make their New York City debut in a co-production of the city’s first multi-ethnic PROOF, by David Auburn.
PROOF is the story of a Chicago family lead by Robert, the patriarch, and a mathematical visionary. His daughter Catherine is his caregiver with a gift for mathematics. His eldest daughter Claire is a currency analyst in New York. Hal is a professor of Mathematics, and a former Ph.D candidate in mathematics at the University of Chicago, and advisee under Robert.
Without altering the text of this Pulitzer Prize winning play, casting PROOF with actors of color generates a new conversation that speaks not only to the issues of gender privilege, but also to that of color privilege in mathematics. This dialogue then expands to the education and experiences of young women of color in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) programs across the country.
PROOF also sparks conversation about families of color dealing with the potential of mental illness and elders needing long term care. How do full-time, family member caregivers, build their own life while caring for the needs of another?
Director Johanna Day, Tony Nominee for her role in MTC Broadway’s production of PROOF, makes her directorial debut, surrounded by an all-female design team.
Lolita Foster (Orange is the New Black) is Catherine, Count Stovall (Autumn-Crossroads Theatre) is Robert, Nafeesa Monroe (Love’s Labour’s Lost-Shakespeare & Company) is Claire, and Alejandro Rodriguez (After the Revolution-Center Stage) is Hal.
Quick Silver Theater Company (QST), founded by Tyron Mitchell Henderson and Lizan Mitchell, is an ensemble company of thirteen theater artists based in the NYC Metro area. Its mission is to produce theater that invigorates, educates and generates conversation.
Classics in Color: A Theatre Company (CIC), founded by Nafeesa Monroe, focuses on producing vibrantly cast classic works for the stage, expanding the perception of classical theatre. As a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic ensemble, Classics in Color embraces the theatre of inclusion: classics by all the people, for all the people.
Our mantra for this co-production is “Here’s The Proof.” #HeresTheProof