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Insightful Comedy-Drama

Smart People

  • Credits

    By Lydia R. Diamond

    Directed by Seema Sueko

"Very, very funny and thought-provoking."

- WGBH

Do our belief systems stem from our environment, or are some prejudices hard-wired into us? With barbed wit, Lydia R. Diamond (Stick Fly) explores the unavoidable nature of cultural bias and other sticky subjects in the controversial and fiercely funny new play Smart People. 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.

Smart People is generously sponsored by R. Lucia Riddle. Additional support is provided in memory of Toni A. Ritzenberg.

Cast

LORENE CHESLEY

Valerie Johnston

GREGORY PERRI

Brian White

SUE JIN SONG

Ginny Yang

JAYSEN WRIGHT

Jackson Moore

Creative

LYDIA R. DIAMOND

Playwright

SEEMA SUEKO

Director

MISHA KACHMAN

Set Designer

DEDE M. AYITE

Costume Designer

XAVIER PIERCE

Lighting Designer

ANDRE PLUESS

Sound Designer

JARED MEZZOCCHI

Projection Designer

ANNE NESMITH

Wig Designer

ZACH CAMPION

Vocal Coach

CAPARELLIOTIS CASTING

NY Castings

KURT HALL

Stage Manager

KRISTEN MARY HARRIS

Assistant Stage Manager

Multimedia

Photo of Lorene Chesley and Jaysen Wright by C. Stanley Photography.
Photo of Gregory Perri and Sue Jin Song by C. Stanley Photography.
Photo of Jaysen Wright and Lorene Chesley by C. Stanley Photography.
Photo of Gregory Perri and Lorene Chesley by C. Stanley Photography.
Photo of Lorene Chesley, Sue Jin Song, Gregory Perri and Jaysen Wright by C. Stanley Photography.
Photo of Lorene Chesley and Sue Jin Song by C. Stanley Photography.
Photo of Gregory Perri and Jaysen Wright by C. Stanley Photography.
Photo of Sue Jin Song and Gregory Perri by C. Stanley Photography.
Photo of Gregory Perri and Lorene Chesley by C. Stanley Photography.
Photo of Jaysen Wright, Sue Jin Song, Lorene Chesley and Gregory Perri by C. Stanley Photography.