Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced full casting for its three winter productions: the world premiere of Aziza Barnes's BLKS (December 7-January 28, 2018), the Chicago premiere of Clare Barron's You Got Older (January 25-March 11, 2018), and the world premiere of Philip Dawkins's The Burn (February 14-March 3, 2018) in a Steppenwolf for Young Adults production.
The company also announced that Danny McCarthy and Jeff Still will round out the cast of Tracy Letts's The Minutes, running November 9-December 31. Kevin Anderson, James Vincent Meredith, Sally Murphy, William Petersen, Francis Guinan, Ian Barford, Brittany Burch, Cliff Chamberlain, and Penny Slusher had all been previously announced for the world premiere production.
The cast of BLKS will feature Namir Smallwood (Justin/Sosa/Pedro/Dominican Dude), Leea Ayers (June), Nora Carroll (Octavia), Celeste Cooper (Imani), Danielle Davis (Ry), and Kelly O'Sullivan (That Bitch on the Couch / White Woman). It is described as follows: "Some days feel like they will never end. After a morning that includes a cancer scare and kicking her girlfriend out of the house, Octavia decides to have a last turn-up with her best friends. In poet Aziza Barnes's ingenious portrait of a day in the life of four young women of color in New York City, BLKS explores the joy and anguish of growing up and out."
With Audrey Francis (Hannah) and Caroline Neff (Mae) previously announced, the cast of You Got Older will now also include Francis Guinan (Dad), Glenn Davis (Mac), Emjoy Gavino (Jenny), David Lind (Matthew), and Gabriel Ruiz (Cowboy). In Barron's play, "Mae, brokenhearted and unemployed, returns home to care for her ailing father and escape the loneliness of a life that just can't seem to get off the ground."
The cast of The Burn will feature Birgundi Baker (Tara), Nina Ganet (Andi), Phoebe Gonzalez (Mercedes), Erik Hellman (Erik), and Dyllan Rodrigues-Miller (Shauna). Dawkins's play is described as follows: "Mercedes is an outsider. Tara makes sure she knows it. When a high school production of The Crucible forces them together, tensions escalate into acts of bullying — both online and IRL. This world premiere play explores what happens to a teacher and his students when a classroom conflict turns into an online witch-hunt."
For more information on The Minutes, click here.
For more information on BLKS, click here.
For more information on You Got Older, click here.
For more information on The Burn, click here.
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