LaMama, Downstairs

Produced as part of Stonewall 50

Digital Program

Created and Directed by 
Nia O. Witherspoon 
Dramaturgy Mei Ann Teo
Set Design by You-Shin Chen
Lighting Design by Tuçe Yasak
Assoc. Lighting Design by Itohan Edoloyi 
Sound Design by Sadah Espii Proctor
Projection Design by Kameron Neal
Costume Design by Rashidah Nelson
Casting Director by Charlie Hano
Choreography & Movement Consultant
Ni’Ja Whitson
Marketing & Social Media Consultant
Augustus Cook
Production Stage Manager Bryan Russell
Assistant Stage Manager Hollis Duggans
Creative Producer Bryan Joseph Lee

Production photos by 
Mari Uchida & Rand Rosenberg


Broadway World 
Theatre is Easy
Theater Scene "Flashbacks, speechifying, conspiracy theories involving J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI, disco sequences, the scourge of crack cocaine, hip hop numbers, other-worldly fantasies and violence all play out on scenic designer [You-Shin Chen]’s terrific runway stage with its several levels, a mirror ball and a raised DJ booth. Strobe lights, sirens and a multitude of musical snippets accompany the actions of the people of color and trans characters."

The Reviews Hub "The play is staged in La MaMa’s downstairs space, which set designer [You-Shin Chen] has transformed into the club where Messiah works, with a DJ booth at one end of the room, a stage space at the other, and a runway in between. "

Out: interview with Nia about the production

Using Format