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Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower
Created by Toshi Reagon and Bernice Johnson Reagon
Directed by Eric Ting
Music and Lyrics by Toshi Reagon and Bernice Johnson Reagon
Music Direction: Toshi Reagon
Choreography: Millicent Johnnie
Scenic: Arnulfo Maldonado
Costumes: Dede M. Ayite
Lighting: Christopher Kuhl
Audio Systems: John Kemp
Art Installation: Abigail Deville
Production Manager: Dave Nelson
Production Stage Manager: Chris De Camillis
Associate Producer: A. Z. Kelsey
The Pre-Show Soundscape includes the music of Bernice Johnson Reagon, Jason Moran, Meshell Ndegeocello, Arooj Aftab, Climbing PoeTree, Alicia Hall Moran. News Reporter: J. Bob Alotta.
Produced by Wise Reagon Arts LLC and Meiyin Wang
Consultant: Shanta Thake
Based on the novels Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler.
Courtesy of the estate of Octavia E. Butler.
Originally commissioned by The Public Theater, and Co-commissioned by The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi. World Premiere at The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi November 9, 2017. It is made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower was developed with support by The Public Theater and during a residency at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York, NY. Additional support provided by the Apollo’s Salon Series Program. Fiscally sponsored by Cal Shakes.