Meet the cast of JuCoby Johnson’s exciting new play …but you could’ve held my hand, which utilizes a blend of different artistic mediums to explore a range of complex themes. Directed by Braxton Rae, this unique production focuses on four friends who meet as children. Little do they know, they will become the center of each other’s lives for decades to come. Jumping through time, we see these people only during important life moments such as prom, funerals, weddings, anniversaries and even divorces. …but you could’ve held my hand uses dance, music and poetry to explore sexuality, gender, race, love and blackness in a beautiful meditation on how love manifests in our lives as we experience life’s ups and downs.
…but you could’ve held my hand features an impressive cast, including Kobe Williams (Max), Yusef Dixon (Eddie), Faith Anderson (Charlotte/Charlie) and Se’An Boatner (Marigold). These actors lend their talent to this ambitious production which spans decades of their characters’ lives.
A talented production team helps bring the audience further into the world of the play, including Demian Gael Chavez (Sound Designer), Jackson Cobb (Projection Designer), Rodrigo Esquivel Herrera (Stage Manager), Keith Galloway (Composer), Trinity Gordon (Associate Director), Andy Grapko (Intimacy Director), Renita James (Dramaturg/Community Engagement), JuCoby Johnson (Playwright), Yvonne L. Miranda (Costume Designer), Love Muwwakkil (Choreographer), Leila Rabah (Assistant Stage Manager), Braxton Rae (Director), Alex Rockey (Scenic Designer), David Tolin (Technical Director) and Amber Whatley (Lighting Designer).
Other collaborators include Megan Davidson (dancer) and Angel Baker (understudy – Marigold and Charlotte/Charlie).
Written by Stefan Ormsby-Peacock.