DionteAndKhai

Dionté and Khai Do Dinner

October 23, 2020

available through October 30


By Megan Schumacher

Directed by Malika Oyetimein

 

In Dionté and Khai Do Dinner, Dionysus and Pentheus are not god and king, but rather a new-in-town Black professor and his nosy White neighbor. When Penn invites Dionté and his wife Khai to dinner, he soon discovers that his forward-thinking guests might be more than he bargained for, as their civilized conversation quickly devolves into a less-than-civil war of words.

Production Staff

Costume Designer - Anna Sorrentino

Lighting Designer - Jerry Forsyth

Sound Designer - John Stovicek

Props Designer - Sharri Jerue

Dramaturg - Zach Apony

Stage Management Consultant - John Flak

Stage Manager - Autumn Blalock

Cast

Dionté - Stefan Matthews

Khai - Veshonte Brown

Penn - Ian Notte

About the Playwright

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Megan Schumacher (MA 2018) is a theatre artist residing in Philadelphia, PA. She is a member of Simpatico Theatre’s Jourska PlayWorks and The Foundry at PlayPenn. Her play Superlosers was produced for the 2018 Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and Monster Mash was performed as part of the Going Viral Festival on Facebook. She served as a production dramaturg for Quintessence Theatre’s performance of Angelina Weld Grimké’s Rachel and directed Out of the Shadows by Marissa Kennedy (MA ’18) at the 2019 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

About the Director

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Malika Oyetimein is a director/playwright  who received her MFA from The University of Washington's School of Drama. She is also a member of the Directors Lab at Lincoln Center Theater. She was featured in Seattle’s City Art Magazine 2016 Future List and her productions of Bootycandy (2016) and Hoodoo Love (2017) were nominated for Gregory Awards: Best Production. She is also the co-adapter and director of Dr. Maya Angelou's I Know why the Caged Bird Sings (Book-It Repertory Theatre) which garnered a Gregory Award nomination for Best Director. Select directing credits: How I Learned What I Learned (Arden Theatre Co.) The workshop production of The First Deep Breath (National Black Theatre), The Bitter Game (Wallis Annenberg), Eclipsed (Southern Repertory Theatre), the world premiere of WHITE (Theatre Horizon) Barbecue, Bootycandy (Intiman Theatre Festival), And in this Corner: Cassius Clay (Seattle Children’s Theatre).