Event An Octoroon
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Venue Bille Brown Studio, Brisbane, QLD
Umbrella Event Brisbane Festival 2017
First Date 16 September 2017
Last Date 8 October 2017
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description An Octoroon can trace its roots back to an 1856 novel, then a stage melodrama by crowd-pleasing Irish impresario Dion Boucicault. When the story of a man who scandalously falls for a slave on his Louisiana plantation premiered in New York in 1859, it helped fan the flame of the American Civil War.
Today – with race still as incendiary a global issue as it was then – dazzling and radical African-American playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins has torn apart and rebuilt the original text as a towering, immersive and wildly funny theatrical experience like no other.
Description Source Website
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
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Anthony Standish Actor Playwright / Johan / Lafouche
Anthony Taufa Actor Assistant / Pete / Paul
Vilma Mattila Assistant Designer
Kathryn O'Halloran Assistant Stage Manager
Mefi Palamo Choreographer
James Henry Composer
Renee Mulder Designer
Melissa Agnew Dialect Coach
Nakkiah Lui Director
Niki-J Price Fight Director
Ben Hughes Lighting Designer
James Henry Musical Director
Michelle Law Performer Responding Artist
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Playwright
James Henry Sound Designer
Peter Sutherland Stage Manager
Text Nationality United States of America
Production Nationality Australia
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Event Identifier 126930