HANG TIME, the new play written and directed by Pulitzer Prize finalist Zora Howardmarks Ms. Howard’s directorial debut. HANG TIME’s cast includes Akron Watson as ‘Slim,’ Cecil Blutcher as ‘Blood,’ and Dion Graham as ‘Bird.” Aaron Mortonunderstudies the three roles.
The design team for HANG TIME features Neal Wilkinson (Scenic Design), Reza Behjat(Lighting Design), Dominique Fawn Hill (Costume Design), Megan Culley (Sound Design), and Charlie Oates (Movement Direction), with casting by Stephanie Yankwitt, CSA, tbd casting co.
In line with The Flea’s radical new operating model, HANG TIME has been developed in partnership with Zora Howard as co-producer on all elements of her production, including budget partnership. HANG TIME is also produced in partnership with WACO (Where Art Can Occur) Theater Center in Los Angeles, where its 2024 West Coast premiere will take place.
Three men chew the fat under an old, wide tree. In HANG TIME, we peek into the interiority – the great loves and bitter blues – of Black men in America. Setting the romantic and the macabre in sharp relief, HANG TIME invites the viewer to envisage the living Black body triumphant over the legacy of violence that it holds.