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by Bleu Beckford-Burrell
directed by Lili-Anne Brown
dramaturg: Gabrielle Randle-Bent
an SCR commission

Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 10:30 a.m.
Julianne Argyros Stage


Laurie & Steve Duncan
Kristen & Adrian Griggs
Peter & Joy Sloan
Julia Voce
Jean & Tim Weiss

In New Market, Jamaica, stood a house on the hill. There, lived Granny and her five grandkids. In Granny’s house, there was something to fear. The kids are now grown and far away, but something still remains in the shadows.

Recommendation: Ages 16+. Crasiss contains violence, strong language and references to sexual abuse.

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About the Playwright

Bleu Beckford-Burrell (Playwright) is a first-generation Jamaican-American actor/playwright. Born and raised in New York City, she works for non-profit organizations where she teaches acting to teens, directs plays and leads playwright workshops for adults. She is in the process of completing her pentalogy, The End of the Line Anthology. Some of her plays include: La Race (Page 73 Productions & The Working Theater, 2022), Tr@k Grls (EST One-Act Marathon, 2022) and A Little Bit of Tea with That (Keen Teen Company, 2022/Concord Publishing, 2023). Awards and fellowships include: MacDowell Fellow (2022), Page73 Fellow (2021), The Playwrights Realm Fellow (2018), New Harmony Project (2023 Finalist), DGF (2022 Finalist), PWC New Voices Fellowship (2018 Finalist), NYTW/2050 Fellowship (2019 Finalist), as well as an I73 playwright (2020), Colt Coeur resident (2021), PWC Core Writer (2020 Finalist), WP Lab (2020 Finalist), Working Farm (2019 Semi-Finalist), etc. She received the 2020 Playwrights Horizons Jody Falco & Jeffrey Steinman Commission for Emerging Playwrights, 2021 South Coast Repertory Elizabeth George Emerging Writer Commission and 2022 Keen Company Keen Teens Commission.


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