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Stevie Walker-Webb to Direct gun & powder

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Obie winner Stevie Walker-Webb, director of Broadway's Ain't No Mo', has joined the creative team of Gun & Powder.

Following a 2020 run at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia, industry reading presentations of the musical were offered December 15-16, 2022 in Manhattan.

Featuring book and lyrics by Angelica Chéri and music by Ross Baum, Gun & Powder is inspired by the true story of Mary and Martha Clarke— African American twins — who passed for white to help settle their mother’s sharecropper debt and seize the funds by any means necessary.

“Gun & Powder asks us to strap up, grab the bull by the horns, and ride head on into the unknown possibilities and fears of our shadow selves: the parts of us we are too afraid to admit,” says Walker-Webb.

 

Walker-Webb also directed the Public Theater production of Ain’t No Mo’, receiving an Obie Award. Also a playwright, his work has been produced by American Civil Liberties Union, The New Group, Cherry Lane, Zara Aina, Woolly Mammoth, Baltimore Center Stage, La Mama, and Theatre of the Oppressed-NYC.

 

Gun & Powder is produced by Ben Holtzman, Sammy Lopez, and Fiona Howe Rudin of P3 Productions.

Read the full article on Playbill.

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