CASSIDY BROWN* - Bracken
|KATE BOYD - Set Designer
CALLIE FLOOR+ - Costume Designer
CHRIS HOUSTON - Sound Designer & Composer
JON TRACY - Light Designer
SAMANTHA VISBAL - Props
CHRIS WATERS - Stage Manager
By Keith Josef Adkins | Directed By L. Peter Callender
Set in Kentucky in 1843, Safe House examines the lives of one free family of color and the tensions that arise between two brothers with conflicting aspirations. While one brother dreams of opening his own business, the other risks everything in an effort to help fugitive slaves escape on the Underground Railroad. Based on true events in the lives of his ancestors, Adkins tells a gripping story of love, freedom, and survival against impossible odds.
"Adkins is as hard-hitting as he is poetic as he rejects the simplsitic notion of a world painted in black and white, either racially or morally." - Cincinnati.com
RUN TIME: APPROXIMATELY 2:10 WITH ONE 10 MINUTE INTERMISSION
A courageous and meaningful drama.Berkeleyside
JAMELLA CROSS Jamella is an artist that loves working in the theatrical community. Creating with others is something she is very passionate about and she believes unity and togetherness is what makes a piece of art grow stronger. She has worked with theatre companies such as the Magic Theatre (Sojourners), Bay Area Children's Theatre (Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site, The Day the Crayons Quit, andBad Kitty), TheatreFirst (Stop Kiss), Berkeley Playhouse (Hairspray), Free Theatre (Henry IV), Virago Theatre Company (Crooked), Ubuntu Theatre Project (Dance of the Holy Ghost), and 3Girls Company (Girl Talk) which are all located throughout the Bay Area. This is her first debut at the Aurora Theatre and she is beyond excited to be a part of this phenomenal production of Safe House and hopes you will enjoy it!
Kathleen Garrison & David Wood
Judith & Alex Glass,
Helen Marcus & David Williamson