Arena Stage has announced full casting for the world premiere of The Blood Quilt, Olivier Award-winning playwright Katori Hall's return to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. The production, which runs from April 24-June 7 in the Kreeger Theater, reunites Hall with director Kamilah Forbes following their Broadway collaboration on The Mountaintop.
The Blood Quilt follows four disconnected sisters who gather at their childhood island home off the coast of Georgia to create a family quilt to honor their recently deceased mother. When their reunion turns into a reading of their mother’s will, everyone must grapple with a troubling inheritance.
The sisters will be played by Tonye Patano (Clementine, the eldest sister), Caroline Clay (Gio, the second sister), Nikiya Mathis (Cassan, the third sister), and Meeya Davis (Amber, the youngest sister). Afi Bijou also joins the cast as Cassan’s teenage daughter Zambia.
Hall is an inaugural resident playwright of Arena Stage’s American Voices New Play Institute. The Blood Quilt is one of three plays from Hall receiving world premieres around the country this season.
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