Kimber Lee’s beautiful play, Brownsville Song (b-side for tray), tells the story of a family grieving the tragic loss of 18-year-old Tray, who was shot in his neighborhood of Brownsville, New York. Moving fluidly between past and present, this dynamic new play explores a family at its weakest and strongest moments. Through its intimate portrayal, we’re challenged to resist complacency and reminded of the true value of every life.
Brownsville song (b-side for tray) runs 7:30pm Saturday, April 29, at and 3pm Sunday, April 30, at Louisiana State University, Music and Dramatic Arts Building.The production is directed by New Venture Theatre’s The Piano Lesson director Tim Sandifer and features an all-star cast including Dwayne Butler, Denisa Joshua, Addison Jordan, Krystal Blatcher, Drelan Evans, and Dion Sideboard.
Director Tim Sandifer is a theatre director and teacher originally from Baton Rouge who has worked in numerous capacities at Theatre Baton Rouge, Independence Park Theatre, Baker Little Theatre and many other performance venues throughout the region.
He has trained, performed and directed in many places throughout the world. He received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern State University of Natchitoches in theatre directing/performance and technical theatre and design. From there he went on to receive his Master of Fine Arts from East 15 Acting School, a part of The University of Essex in London. Tim worked at GITIS – The Russian University for Drama in Moscow. There he worked with direct assistants of Constantin Stanislavski.
Tim currently serves as the Theatre and Fine Arts teacher at Plaquemine Senior High School. He lives with his wife and fellow Artistic Director of Spotlight Performing Arts Academy, Amber Sandifer, and their three-year-old daughter in Port Allen.
Tray – Dwayne Butler
Lena – Denisa Joshua
Devine – Addison Jordan
Merrell – Krystal Blatcher
Junior – Drelan Evans
Brooklyn College Student – Dion SideboardDESIGN & PRODUCTION STAFF:
Scenic Designer – Tim Sandifer
Costume Designer – Christian Jones
Lighting Designer – Piper Productions
Properties Designer – Melanie Williams
Stage Manager – Chelsea Ciconne
Sound Designer – Bryan Jareau
TICKET PRICES:Regular Admission | $27
Students With Valid ID | $22
BOX OFFICE: 225-588-7576 or www.nvtarts.org
Group rates available and special pricing available for student groups. Call 225-588-7576 or visit www.nvtarts.org to purchase tickets or subscriptions.
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