Definition Theatre Company ALAIYO

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Definition Theatre Company ALAIYO
Photo by Joe Mazza


February 3-26, 2023


The Revival
1160 E 55th St
Chicago, IL 60615



For more information and tickets visit the Definition Theatre website.


Ariel — Felicia Oduh
Kofi — Patrick Newson Jr.


Scenic & Properties Designer — Eleanor Kahn
Costume Designer — Jos N. Banks
Lighting Designer — Eric Watkins
Sound Designer — Willow James
Asst. Sound Designer — Andrew Littleton
Projections Designer — Alex Gendal
Choreographer — Victor Musoni*
Intimacy / Fight Director — Jyreika Guest
Dialect Coach — Sana Selemon
Dramaturg — Kenya Hall

Production Manager — Julie Jachym
Stage Manager — Ariel Beller*
Asst. Stage Manager — Mariana Espinosa
Asst. Stage Manager — Octavio Montes De Oca
Technical Director — Evan Sposato
Lead Electrician — Louis Lothan
Scenic  Charge — Paloma Locsin
Projection System Engineer — Grant Palmer
Producing Assistant — Alexandra Oparka*
Lighting Overhire — Jimmy Owen
By Design Fellow — Cameron Chinn
Casting — AJ Links
Front of House Manager — Katelynn Koeppel

Ariel U/S— Caitlin Dobbins
Kofi U/S  — Ahreon Ashton Holly

A spokesperson describes the event as follows:

"...When she realizes that she's in love with her best friend Kofi, hopeless romantic Ariel sets out on a quest to tell him how she feels...and make a pilgrimage to the shores of Africa. Inspired by A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Ariel seeks to heal a 400 year old wound through her journey toward selfhood. As she grapples with the gray space of being neither fully African nor fully American, she uncovers the darkest parts of herself and the sweet spots in her Black American identity. This choreopoem samples the old and makes space for the new as Ariel sails to Ghana to confess her love to Kofi..."

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