Native Son

Written by Nambi E. Kelley
Directed by Richard Wright

The longing for social justice ignites a palpable rage in Richard Wright’s classic novel, Native Son. Set in 1930s Chicago, where opportunities for African-American men like Bigger Thomas are elusive, writer Nambi E. Kelley’s gripping adaptation focuses on the inner workings of the protagonist’s mind as events violently and irrevocably seal his fate.

Ensemble

Noel Arthur*, Gigi Bermingham*, Jon Chaffin, Ellis Greer*, Matthew Grondin*, Mildred Marie Langford*, Ned Mochel*, Victoria Platt*, Brandon Rachal, Donathan Walters*

*member, Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S. This production is presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Los Angeles Membership Company Rule.

Video

Co-Artistic Director Interview

Writer Nambi E. Kelley Interview

 

Performers

    Cast

  • BIGGER
    Jon Chaffin
  • THE BLACK RAT
    Noel Arthur
  • MARY
    Ellis Greer
  • JAN
    Matthew Grondin
  • HANNAH
    Victoria Platt
  • BUDDY
    Brandon Rachal
  • BESSIE/VERA
    Mildred Marie Langford
  • MRS. DALTON
    Gigi Bermingham
  • BRITTEN
    Ned Mochel
  • BIGGER/THE BLACK RAT U/S
    Donathan Walters