The 2021 Day by Day Conference Schedule

ALL CONFERENCE TIMES ARE CENTRAL TIME ZONE

SATURDAY, MAY 29

10:00AM-10:45AM
ORIENTATION

10:45AM-11:00AM
BREAK

11:00AM-11:45PM
DRAMATURG PANEL

11:45AM-12:00PM
BREAK

12:00PM-12:45PM
PLAYLAB ORIENTATION FOR RESPONDERS AND DRAMATURGS

12:45PM-3:15PM

The Fertile River
by Vincent Terrell Durham
PlayLab and Response Session

Mrs. Sarah Woods has been visiting colored families in a small rural
community. Armed with her North Carolina Eugenics Board questionnaire,
she has been doling out sterilization orders to uninformed and disadvantaged
families. The targeted households already feel stigmatized by having imperfect
children and impaired family members so they keep their new suffering a
tightly held secret. Cora Lee Burden is the latest to receive an appointment
notice from Mrs. Woods. The sixty-four- year-old grandmother of a mentally
challenged woman has no idea what a white social worker from the government
would want with her family. But as a colored woman raised in the Jim Crow
south she knows the visit is a call for caution.

Director:
Kathy Tyree

Stage Directions:
Jake Benton

Cast:

ARTHUR: Brodhi McClymont
RIVER: Brittney Thompson
CORA LEE BURDEN: Camille Metoyer Moten
JESSE LEE JOHNSON: Anthony Holmes
SARAH WOODS: Haley Haas

Responders:
Christina Ham, Tony Meneses
Dramaturg:
Khalid Y. Long
Designer:
Anita Sibony de Adelsberg

3:15PM-3:30PM
BREAK

3:30PM-5:45PM

Where the Lovelight Gleams
by Kyle J. McCloskey
PlayLab and Response Session

CHRISTMAS EVE – Three Incarcerated women battle Forest Fires in the
Woods of Southern California. The play examines faith, mass incarceration,
capitalism and the continued unanswered question: what exactly is a human life
worth?

Director:
TammyRa’ Jackson

Stage Directions:
Amber Franklin

Cast:

21507: Meg O’Doherty Jarvis
77312: Kylah D’Jai Calloway
41212: Katherine MacHolmes

Responders:
Eliza Bent, Mashuq Mushtaq Deen
Dramaturg:
Alex Vermillion

Designer:
Daricel Calcano

7:00PM-8:30PM

OPENING RECEPTION

Great Plains Theatre Commons