cast of Dialogues on Grace
Actress, Arianna Bermudez
Actress, Candice D'Meza
Actor, Herman Gambhir
Actor, Atseko Factor
Tuesday Feb 23
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
DIALOGUES ON GRACE
a Workshop Performance
Written by Cressandra Thibodeaux
Director & Dramaturg by Jacey Little
Narrated by Arianna Bermudez, Candice DMeza, Herman Gambhir
and Atseko Factor
Music Composer & Live Accompaniment - Margaret LeJeune on cello
Video and Sound Designer - Cooper Collier
Stage Manager - Michael-James Garfield
Lighting - Cressandra Thibodeaux
Dialogues on Grace is a celebration of grace and its many complexities and mysteries. Based on over 50 interviews conducted in 2015, by Cressandra Thibodeaux. Ms. Thibodeaux has edited down 20 hours of video interviews into a 70-minute play with 4 actors, acting out 20 different roles.
A script for a play is only a blueprint until it is fully staged. The grant 14 Pews received from the Houston Arts Alliance has allowed Cressandra Thibodeaux to develop her play over the course of a four-week process, culminating in five Workshop Performances. The scripts and performances will likely change over the course of the one week run so come to several shows to see how the play evolves. Each performance will be followed by a post-show conversation lead by a member of the artistic team. This is a great opportunity for Houston audiences to get a first look at Dialogues on Grace and also to gain invaluable insights into a play’s development process.
We have already received a great outpouring of community support and have 7 advisors; Sr. Minister Reverend Laura Mayo (Senior Minister at Covenant Baptist Church), Dr. Anthony Pinn (Professor of Religious Studies, Rice University), Dr. Lawrence DiPaolo (Associate Dean of the School of Theology at St. Thomas University), Sr. Pastor Reverend Ernie Turney (Sr. Pastor at Bering Memorial United Methodist Church), Dr. Bill Ferris (former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Senior Director of the Center for the Study of the American South, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) Imam Mubasher Ahmad (Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Houston) and Rabbi Laura Sheinkopf.
This workshop production of Dialogues on Grace was made possible in part by a grant by the Houston Arts Alliance.
Jack Schultz, Stephanie & Paul Babb, Thomas Faschingbauer, Humanists of Houston, Vic Wang, Joyce Steensrud, Ken D’Orazio, Jim Barham & Julie Fantechi