Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage was a dream project for me. It is a play I have loved for many years. I  was so excited to finally have the opportunity to direct it at Northlight Theatre. Not only was I excited to direct this beautiful play but I was also excited to be directing my first major professional production in the Chicagoland area. Northlight Theatre had given me a golden opportunity to fully realize my vision for the play. I was able to hand pick my amazing cast and design team and was supported by the truly wonderful staff at Northlight. We had only two audiences before we were forced to put the production on hold. The first was a preview audience and the second was a selection of family and friends we wanted to share our work with during our final day of tech. That audience was the send off we needed. We were less than a week away from our official opening when we had to put the show on hold. We are still hopeful that the production will return and we will be able to share it with others. I’m so proud of the work of this cast and production team. There is magic in this play. It’s the kind of story and beauty that I think we will need when we come out of this moment. Our production of Intimate Apparel was about honoring the past to understand the present. I hope we can continue to honor our ancestors with this production when we return.

Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage
Northlight Theatre


Mildred Marie Langford, Rashada Dawan, Sean Fortunato, Rebecca Spence, Jacqueline Williams, Yao Dogbe

Creative Team

Playwright- Lynn Nottage
Director- Tasia A. Jones             
Scenic Design- Scott Penner
Costume Design- Raquel Adorno
Lighting Design- Claire Chrzan
Sound Design- Jeffrey Levin
Dramaturg- Gabrielle Randle-Bent
Intimacy Coordinator- Jyreika Guest
Props Design- Jared Davis
Dialect Coach- Kathy Logelin
Stage Manager- Katie Klemme
Production Assistant- Sapier Weinglass
Assistant Directors – Felicia Oduh, Connor Lifson
Costume Coordinator- Darcy Hofer
Production Manager- Emily Kneer

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