Production Staff

Director: Valerie Joyce

Scenic Designer: Joshua Gallagher

Costume Designer: Janus Stefanowicz

Lighting Designer: Jerold R. Forsyth

Sound Designer: John Stovicek

Dialect Coach: Neill Hartley

Dramaturg: Andrea Rumble-Moore

Stage Manager: Leo Bond


Esther: Sisi Wright

Mrs. Dickson: Marissa Kennedy

Mrs. Van Buren: Kara Krichman

Mr. Marks: Nikitas Menotiades

Mayme: Alexandra King

George: Brishen Miller

Dramaturgical Resources


Study Guide

Behind the Scenes: Props

Behind the Scenes: Dramaturg

Intimate Apparel

DC Metro's Michael Kelly says, "Wright...effortlessly channels the dreamy heart of her character. Kennedy captures Mrs. Dickson's astute but caring nature perfectly in her reprimanding of Esther's naïve notions of love and commitment.
Krichman... artfully tempers Van Buren's egotism with a touch of sadness" while Mayme is "brought emphatically to life by Alexandra King... Menotiades brims with clumsy charm as the romantic neophyte awkwardly courting Esther, whereas Miller's take on the brooding and restless George underpinned the show in a disquieting dread."

“unforgettably poignant”

The Telegraph

Intimate Apparel

by Lynn Nottage

Directed by Valerie Joyce

November 7 - 19, 2017

Travel back to 1900’s New York and meet Esther, a black seamstress with gifted hands and grand ambitions. By day, Esther sews intimate apparel for her clients — from socialites to prostitutes — while at night, she dreams of opening her own beauty parlor, where black and white women receive the same royal treatment. Determined to fashion a future as breathtaking as her garments, Esther pursues her passions while searching for intimacy in her own life. Nottage, a “rare, vital, important theatrical voice,” spins a tale of desire and heartache, weaving together fragility with the perseverance of the human spirit (The New York Times).