This is a monologue that we had just finished table reading in my last rehearsal for Keenan Oliphant’s thesis production of A Raisin in The Sun at Columbia University Lenfest Center for the Arts. His thesis, which now has been postponed to an indefinite later date, is going to tell Hansberry’s story in a devised container. The few rehearsals that we had before the crisis halted the country were some of the most gratifying and necessary artistic conversations I’ve ever had the privilege of partaking in, and for that I am forever thankful. Performances would have begun a week from today, April 1, 2020.
I miss everyone involved in this production dearly. Sending love and light.
A Raisin in the Sun
Directed by Keenan Tyler Oliphant, written by Lorraine Hansberry
Columbia University, Lenfest Center for the Arts
Team: Keenan Oliphant, Lanie Liu, Brandi Jaray McLeain, James Edward Becton, Milton Lyles II, Charles Burks, Kizzmett Pringle, Heather Holmes, Natasha Hakata, Nia Akiilah Robinson, Kossim Ossini, Sterling Boyns, Isaiah Dodo-Williams, Christine Smith, Marie Louis Guiner, Brenda Crawley, David Glover, Naya Desir-Johnson, Christian Coston-Payne