Playwrights Local &
Powerful Long Ladder Ensemble Present

THIZ GIRLZ LYFE

A play by Ernesta Jefferson
Directed by Terrence Spivey

May 3 – 18, 2019
Friday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m. & Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Creative Space at Waterloo Arts
397 East 156th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44110

With special post-show discussions:
May 4: Hosted by A. Harris Brown
May 5: Hosted by Laura Cowan
May 17: Hosted by Aqueelah A. Jordan

TICKETS

General Admission with Accommodations Upon Request
$18 Adults | $15 Seniors & Groups | $12 Students
info@playwrightslocal.org | (216) 302-8856


LATEST MEDIA

Thiz Girlz Lyfe Brings a Cleveland Morality Play to the Stage
Scene, 8 May 2019

Cleveland Playwright Ernesta Jefferson Shares Struggles With Abuse, Drugs in Thiz Girlz Lyfe (Radio Interview)
WCPN Ideastream, 6 May 2019

Playwrights Local & Powerful Long Ladder Ensemble Follow Thiz Girlz Lyfe May 3-18
Land of Cleve, 9 April 2019


ABOUT THE PLAY

Thiz Girlz Lyfe tells the story of Nasheema Morgan, an exotic dancer in present-day Cleveland, Ohio. Nasheema appears to have everything she needs: a house, a handsome man, and a loving daughter. But beneath that facade, things are spiraling out of control. Nasheema’s husband expresses his anger with violence and belittling. The party scene that she turns to puts her daughter at greater risk. Nasheema can only deal with so much before she must find a way out.


CAST

Nasheema………Lorrainna Worthern

Will……….Michael L May

Quita……….Samone Cummings

Rich/Lt. Dan/Jason……….Sean Dubois Day

Ms. Getwright/Mrs. Lewis……….Rochelle Jones

Mrs. Morgan……….Irma R. McQueen

Sandy/Teresa……….Arien Hodges

Angel/Johnetta……….Nyrie Stallworth

Understudy………Corin B. Self


CREATIVE TEAM

Costume Designer……….Harold Crawford

Assistant Stage Manager/Board Operator……….Ludie Cummings

Lighting Designer……….Marcus Dana

Stage Manager……….Geraldine S. Harris

Carpenter……….Tom Hayes

Sound Designer……….Beau Reinker

Set Designer……….Prophet Seay

Prop Designer……….Lisa L. Wiley


PRESS MATERIALS

Program [PDF]

Publicity Images (Credit: Grace McC Photography) 


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Creative Space at Waterloo Arts
397 East 156th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44110

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