Join graveyard shift director danya taymor and playwright korde arrington tuttle in a pre-show reception with complimentary food and drinks as they discuss their process in achieving graveyard shift’s unflinching but open-hearted look at how we navigate a world full of fear and love, inspired by the real life story of Sandra Bland.
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Meet the Artists
korde arrington tuttle (Playwright) is a multi-disciplinary artist from Charlotte, NC. His work has been seen at Ojai Playwrights Conference, The Fire This Time Festival, HomeBase Theatre Collective, The Movement Theatre Company, 2015’s AfroFuturism Conference and The Tenth Magazine. Tuttle is a recipient of the Steinberg Playwriting Fellowship and a finalist for both 2017 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Contest and City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting Contest. Film credits include Them: Covenant and Mix Tape. Tuttle is a current playwright-in-residence at Lincoln Center Theater and a Middle Voice Theatre Company Member at Rattlestick Playwright’s Theater. He received his MFA from The New School.
Danya Taymor (Director) is a New York based director and translator. Recent credits include Pass Over, Familiar (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Daddy (Vineyard Theatre, The New Group); queens (LCT3); The Sensuality Party (The New Group); Esai’s Table (Cherry Lane Mentor Project); Wyoming (Lesser America); My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer, The Place We Built and I Hate Fucking Mexicans (The Flea Theater, where she is an Associate Artist). Taymor is an alumna of the Women’s Project Lab, Sundance Theatre Lab, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, Van Lier Fellowship and the 2050 Fellowship at NYTW, where she is a Usual Suspect.
About graveyard shift
February 7 - March 8, 2020 in the Owen Theatre
Janelle, poised to reap the fruits of her labor, relocates from Illinois to Texas in order to give love a chance. Meanwhile, a small-town police officer wrestles with the harsh realities of change. When their worlds collide, both are forced to confront the consequences of an imbalance of power. Inspired by the legacy of Sandra Bland, graveyard shift is an unflinching, open-hearted experience rooted in navigating a world full of fear.