Lydia R. Diamond's Smart People Opens at Arena Stage
Seema Sueko directs show.
Smart People follows four intellectuals — a doctor, an actress, a psychologist, and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race — search for love, acceptance and identity in a complex world where political correctness comes face-to-face with cold hard data.
The cast of four features Lorene Chesley as Valerie Johnston, Gregory Perri as Brian White, Sue Jin Song as Ginny Yang, and Jaysen Wright as Jackson Moore.
The creative team includes Misha Kachman (set design), Dede M. Ayite (costume design), Xavier Pierce (lighting design), Andre Pluess (sound design), Jared Mezzocchi (projection design), and Anne Nesmith (wig design). Zach Campion is the vocal coach, and Kurt Hall is the stage manager.