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BLKS Casting Announced for MCC Theater Production

Robert O’Hara will direct Aziza Barnes’s new play off-Broadway.

Paige Gilbert will appear in BLKS at MCC Theater.
Paige Gilbert will appear in BLKS at MCC Theater.
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MCC Theater has announced casting for BLKS, a new play by Aziza Barnes, directed by Robert O'Hara.

In BLKS, Barnes introduces us to Octavia, Imani, and June, three twentysomethings in New York City hunting for intimacy and purpose in a city that doesn't seem to care. When they need each other the most, the women rally to "resurrect their fly" in a day full of humorous and painful attempts to be heard through the noise that surrounds them.

Heading the company are Paige Gilbert (Octavia), Alfie Fuller (Imani), and Antoinette Crowe-Legacy (June), alongside Marié Botha (That Bitch on the Couch), Chris Myers (Justin), and Coral Peňa (Ry). The production will have scenic design by Clint Ramos, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Alex Jainchill, sound design by Palmer Hefferan.

Performances begin Saturday, April 20 at the Newman Mills Theater at the Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space, with opening night set for May 9. BLKS was developed at the Ojai Playwrights Conference and was first presented at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company.