“Dawta says it’s the truth, but other family members remember differently.”
At once epic and domestic, tucker green’s explosive drama follows one family trying to make sense of their past. Told with humor and inventive form, born bad was performed to great acclaim in the UK winning the Olivier Award for Best New Play.
Two 2011 OBIE Awards for BORN BAD
debbie tucker green for Playwriting
Leah C. Gardiner for Directing
…you’re unlikely to see anything as emotionally searing onstage this season.
…rhyming, rapping and slipping into Jamaican accents without missing a beat… so strong and dynamic… green is a born playwright.
The New York Times
Acted with fiery feeling by a superb cast… directed with incisive clarity by Leah C. Gardiner… this intense, stylized drama hits you like a triple shot of espresso… excited by the play’s formal invention, moved by its coiled emotional power.
New York Magazine
… [an] upsettingly funny family portrait… webs of alliance, jealousy, and betrayal suggest a tragedy of almost Grecian size without once having to declare it.
It’s essential and stunning theater. [Born Bad] rings with the clarion force of the trumpet calls that brought down the walls of Jericho.
Quincy Tyler Bernstine
Crystal A. Dickinson
LeRoy James McClain
Heather Alicia Simms
debbie tucker green
Leah C. Gardiner
Sound Design/Original Music
Jaime Lincoln Smith & Charlotte Fleck
Production Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Robert Saenz de Viteri
Assistant Costume Designer
Assistant Lighting Designer