About the Play
Star recounts the hallucinatory visions of Crescent (a jazz singer working at a Tulsa Starbucks who appears first in the play Heavenly Shades) as she enacts a generalized revenge against white men in response to her mother’s suffering. Insidious cultural and economic appropriations—smooth jazz and Salvadorian/Guatemalan/Rwandan coffee beans—permeate an atmosphere flitting with caffeine fairies, poisoned dogs, and the vague foreboding of consequence. Star is a puppet piece.
Director: Katie Shook, Los Angeles