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by Christina Ham
directed by ​Logan Vaughn
Julianne Argyros Stage

OCT 2-23, 2022

Nina Simone: Four Women

“An artist’s responsibility is to reflect the times.” Following the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church, Nina Simone shifted her talents to activism, creating some of our most powerful Civil Rights anthems. Described as “riveting, relevant and oh so real” by Broadway World, this deeply personal play with music imagines how the iconic chanteuse forged her true calling–and gave voice to countless other Black women fighting to overcome stereotypes and racism. Includes Simone’s most impactful songs including “To Be Young, Gifted and Black,” “Go Limp” and “Mississippi Goddam.”

Previews: Oct. 2-6, 2022
First Night: Oct. 7, 2022
Regular Performances: Oct. 8-23, 2022
American Sign Language Performance: Saturday, Oct.22, 2022 at 2 p.m

Recommendation: Ages 14+

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About the Creative Team

Writer Christina Ham recently entered into an overall deal with Universal Content Productions after working as a supervising producer on "Westworld." Previously, Ham served as a co-producer on "Sweet Tooth" for Netflix/Team Downey/Warner Bros, and she spent two seasons on "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" for Warner Bros/Netflix. She wrote for the first season of "Them," a two-season order at Amazon/Vertigo/Sony, and she segued into the new series "Brand New Cherry Flavor" for Netflix/UCP. She is also an accomplished playwright, having developed and produced both nationally and internationally with the Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, Center Theater Group, The Guthrie Theater, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, Tony Award winning producer Arielle Tepper Madover off-Broadway at Theater Row, and the Tokyo International Arts Festival, among many others. She is a two-time recipient of a McKnight Fellowship in Playwriting and a Jerome Fellowship from the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, the Marianne Murphy Women & Philanthropy Award in Playwriting, a MacDowell Residency, and a previous nominee for Center Theater Group’s Richard E. Sherwood Award for Distinguished Emerging Theater Artist. She has received commissions from the Kennedy Center, The Guthrie Theater, and Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, to name a few. She is a member of The Kilroys who have been advocating for the equal representation of woman, trans, and non-binary writers on American stages. American Theatre magazine named her one the top 20 most-produced playwrights of the 2018-19 season.


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