A Boy’s Room

STREAMING ON ARS NOVA SUPRA

 

June 26 @ 7PM ET | TIX $10

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ESTIMATED RUN TIME: 50 MINUTES

 

Created & Performed by RODERICK WOODRUFF
Directed by BRANDI NICOLE MCLEAIN
Choreographed by KADIJAH RAQUEL
Musical Director & Sound Design EAMON GOODMAN
Costume & Set Design LEX LIANG
Lighting Design ANDREW GARVIS
Produced by KAYLYN BUCKLEY
Director of Photography TONY D WHITE
Editor & Script Supervisor DANIELLA SCARANTINO
Assistant Costume & Set Designer RODRIGO HERNANDEZ MARTINEZ
Hair & Makeup by KDK HAIR DESIGN
Assistant Music Director
MICHAEL BURGOS
1st AD SAM BLACK
Production Assistant ALEXANDRA VANZWIETEN
Ricky’s Light Played by KADIJAH RAQUEL
Ricky’s Shadow Played by NIKYLA BOXLEY
Captions by AMY SHEELER, TRANSCRIPTION STAR

 

 

 

 

Photo Tarique Fenty, IG: @T.adante & @shotbytarique

 

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This show includes live captioning. 

 

 

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A Boy’s Room

STREAMING ON ARS NOVA SUPRA

 

Created & Performed by RODERICK WOODRUFF
Directed by BRANDI NICOLE MCLEAIN
Choreographed by KADIJAH RAQUEL
Musical Director & Sound Design EAMON GOODMAN
Costume & Set Design LEX LIANG
Lighting Design ANDREW GARVIS
Produced by KAYLYN BUCKLEY
Director of Photography TONY D WHITE
Editor & Script Supervisor DANIELLA SCARANTINO
Assistant Costume & Set Designer RODRIGO HERNANDEZ MARTINEZ
Hair & Makeup by KDK HAIR DESIGN
Assistant Music Director MICHAEL BURGOS
1st AD SAM BLACK
Production Assistant ALEXANDRA VANZWIETEN
Ricky’s Light Played by KADIJAH RAQUEL
Ricky’s Shadow Played by NIKYLA BOXLEY
Captions by AMY SHEELER, TRANSCRIPTION STAR

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

RODERICK WOODRUFF (Playwright/Actor/Producer) holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Acting from Southern Methodist University. In addition, he is an Engaged Learning Fellow and recipient of the Greer Garson Excellence in Acting Award. Roderick’s artistic interests include theater for the oppressed, social justice movements, life as performance and the intersectionality of being Black, queer and poor. As a solo performance artist, his previous works include: Boyz (SMU 2017) and Raining Men (SMU 2018). He most recently portrayed Anthony in Pyramid Theatre Co’s The Last Supper. He’s also worked regionally with the Dallas Theatre Center in their production of As You Like it and as Sorin in The Eccentric Bear Theater Company’s Production of The Seagull by Anton Chekhov. As an artist, Roderick aims to tell the story of the Black queer man who is often forced into silence. A Boy’s Room is his call to action! IG & Twitter:  @itsrickynasty | Facebook: /iam.ricky1

BRANDI NICOLE McLEAIN is an actor, writer and director from Dallas, Texas. Brandi is an optimistic, imaginative, spontaneous lover of knowledge and advocate for healing, love and justice. Brandi uses astrology and spirituality to inform all dimensions of her artistic expression. She has made it her mission to encourage actors to engage with astrology and spirituality for themselves and when engaging with their art to ensure that we are creating art rooted in truth and inspiring people to live freely. Brandi holds a BFA in Theater Studies from Southern Methodist University (2019), where she studied directing under former dean and artistic director of Yale School of Drama, Stan Wojewodski, Jr. and one of his former students from Yale, Kara-Lynn Vaeni. Since graduating in 2019, Brandi has been curating her artistic technique through astrology and spirituality. She is ecstatic to share her discoveries with the world through A Boy’s Room. IG: @brannicole_ | Twitter: @_brannicole

KADIJAH RAQUEL is an artist of many facets proudly representing Detroit, MI. You may have seen her in A Christmas Offering with The Next Generation Project or A Raisin in the Sun at Yale Repertory Theatre or even Eve’s Song at The Public Theatre. This will be her debut with Ars Nova and she is so grateful to be working behind the scenes on such a beautiful piece of art. And what is art if not truth? Authentic artistry is all that matters during this time and A Boy’s Room delivers just that. IG & Twitter: @_kadijahraquel

KAYLYN BUCKLEY is an arts professional with experience in film and theater producing, directing, stage management, production management and arts research. She has worked on Broadway, as well as in multiple prominent regional theaters across the country, including La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre and Dallas Theatre Center. Recently, she worked for Tony Awards Productions for the 2019 Tony Awards and Broadway’s 2019 revival of The Rose Tattoo starring Marisa Tomei. She now works for Wagner Johnson Productions and is an associate producer at Pinkhouse Productions. With Pinkhouse Productions, Kaylyn has served as Associate Producer on multiple prominent bicoastal and international projects, including the Off-Broadway and international production Your Alice by Billie Aken-Tyers, which premiered at BAM in May 2018, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2018 and the Arcola Theatre in London in November 2018.