Fall 2019

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November 09, 2019
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Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 W 129th St
New York, NY 10027


Nov. 6th -9th, 2019

Columbia University School of the Arts is proud to present the MFA Acting Class of 2020 in their thesis production of In the Blood that will premiere this fall at The Lenfest Center for the Arts at 615 W. 129th St.

By Suzan-Lori Parks

Directed by Eugene Ma


The locale is here. The time is now. The impoverished Hester Le Negrita is forced to raise her five children on her own in a city and system that is not built to support her. As her life grows uneasier, Hester finds herself turning to those who she trusts most: former lovers...friends...authorities. 


Penned by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks, In the Blood draws inspiration from The Scarlet Letter and Greek tragedy to build a unique drama that challenges the consequences of racial and class differences in a capitalist society. This production puts its audience in the seat of the complicit witness–questioning the roles we play in the cyclical nature of our nation's oppression and composes an ode of triumph in a fractured world.



Owala Maima, Hal Miers, Anthony Othello Pratt Jr., Jon Robin, Tenneh Sillah, and Yeena Sung.



Dramaturg/Graphic Designer Annie Jin Wang

Production Stage Manager Cordelia Senie

Assistant Stage Manager Melissa Sparks

Scenic Designer Anna Driftmier

Costume Designer Alexandra Soiseth

Lighting Designer Eric Norbury

Sound Designer Caroline Eng

Props Master Emmett Grosland

Director of Production Joe Novak

Production Manager CB Shotwell