Calming the Man

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Directed By

World premiere opens Friday, November 12, 2021

In the summer of the American Bicentennial, two sons try to escape the rage and pain that their father is trapped in, fueled by the racism he’s experienced throughout his life.

*performance contains a moment of violence and gunfire.

Developed through the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab at the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA.

Anthony Lamarr White, co-winner of the 2021 Essential Theatre Playwriting Award
Playwright Anthony Lamarr White, co-winner of the 2021 Essential Theatre Playwriting Award

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Performance Schedule

Wednesday November 10 (8pm) Preview performance

Friday November 12 (8pm) Opening Night

Saturday November 13 (8pm) Neighborhood Night

Sunday November 14 (7pm)

Monday November 15 (8pm) Industry Night

Saturday November 20 (8pm)

Sunday November 21 (2pm)

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Daddyo: Sundiata Rush
Killpretty: John Doyle
Tracey: Anthony Nash
Michael: Kourage Cooper

Artistic Team:

Playwright: Anthony Lamarr White
Director: Brenda Porter
Dramaturg: Jayla Myers
Stage Manager: Kayla Brooke
Fight Choreographer: Mia Kristin Smith
Scenic Designer: Gabrielle S. Stephenson
Lighting Designer: Harley Gould
Sound Designer: Kimberly Harding
Costume Designer:
Propsmaster: Courtney Loner

Meet the Playwright: Anthony Lamarr White

Anthony Lamarr White is co-winner of the 2021 Essential Theatre Playwriting Award, along with Erin Considine. A playwright, novelist, and screenwriter from Crawford, GA, at age nine, a typewriter he received for Christmas and his passion for Bruce Lee films led him to write his first short screenplay, Two Against the Mob. Since then, his work has included novels, screenplays, and two full-length plays, Calming the Man and The Long Goodbye. He’s also a Florida Press Association Award-winning columnist for the Perry News Herald and a former journalist for the Gainesville Sun and the Marietta Daily Journal. His television background includes writing and producing the nationally syndicated TV talk show, Your World with Creflo (Dollar).

Read our interview with Anthony.

And here’s another great read from the Tallahassee Democrat from February’s FAMU reading.