Flip the Script: The Great Divide IV

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The cast of Flip the Script: Darius Dotch, Ashawnti Sakina Ford, Tracey Maloney, Nora Montañez, & Audrey Park

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Episode 1:

This episode features two short plays by Alan Berks, directed by Noel Raymond. The first, Swallow, was written for the 2017 production of The Great Divide: Plays for a Broken Nation. The second, Chew On It, was written in the summer of 2020. Swallow and Chew On It star the vocal talents of Darius Dotch, Ashawnti Sakina Ford, Tracey Maloney, Nora Montañez, & Audrey Park. They also feature original compositions by Queen Drea, Sound Design & Editing by Katharine Horowitz, and Production Management by Elizabeth MacNally.

Episode 2:

This episode features two short plays by Cristina Florencia Castro, directed by Noel Raymond. The first, May Yamoe…, was written for the 2019 production of She Persists: The Great Divide III. The second, ¿CoemoeSayDee-say…? was written in the summer of 2020. May Yamoe… and ¿CoemoeSayDee-say…? star the vocal talents of Darius Dotch, Ashawnti Sakina Ford, Tracey Maloney, Nora Montañez, & Audrey Park. They also feature original compositions by Queen Drea, Sound Design & Editing by Katharine Horowitz, and Production Management by Elizabeth MacNally.

Episode 3:

This episode features two short plays by Christina M. Ham, directed by Noel Raymond. The first, Mt. Rushmore, was written for the 2017 production of The Great Divide: Plays for a Broken Nation. The second, Edifice, was written in the summer of 2020. Mt. Rushmore and EDIFICE star the vocal talents of Darius Dotch, Ashawnti Sakina Ford, Tracey Maloney, Nora Montañez, & Audrey Park. They also feature original compositions by Queen Drea, Sound Design & Editing by Katharine Horowitz, and Production Management by Elizabeth MacNally.

Episode 4:

This episode features two short plays by Andrew Rosendorf, directed by Noel Raymond. The first, Breathe, was written for the 2018 production of The Great Divide II: Plays on the Politics of Truth. The second, In a Breath, was written in the summer of 2020. Breathe and In a Brath star the vocal talents of Tracey Maloney & Audrey Park. They also feature original compositions by Queen Drea, Sound Design & Editing by Katharine Horowitz, and Production Management by Elizabeth MacNally.

Episode 5:

This episode features two short plays by Aamera Siddiqui, directed by Noel Raymond. The first, I Voted, was written for the 2019 production of She Persists: The Great Divide III. The second, The Busload Uprising of 2025, was written in the summer of 2020. I Voted and The Busload Uprising of 2025 star the vocal talents of Darius Dotch, Ashawnti Sakina Ford, Tracey Maloney, Nora Montañez, & Audrey Park. They also feature original compositions by Queen Drea, Sound Design & Editing by Katharine Horowitz, and Production Management by Elizabeth MacNally.

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ABOUT FLIP THE SCRIPT: THE GREAT DIVIDE IV

During the 2016 presidential election, the American political landscape ruptured into one of the most heated divides in recent history. In response, Pillsbury House Theatre began The Great Divide project, commissioning 5 new 10-minute plays each year tackling the rising political tensions in America. As we head towards the 2020 election on the heels of a pandemic and a global uprising, that divide has grown even larger.

For the fourth and final installment of The Great Divide, Pillsbury House Theatre has invited five former Great Divide playwrights to write a companion piece to their earlier work that imagines a way to move beyond the divide. By pairing playwrights’ earlier works with pieces written in this election year, Flip the Script: The Great Divide IV is a powerful examination of the past, present and future of our political landscape, set to music by Queen Drea.

If you enjoy Flip the Script, please consider a donation in any amount supporting Pillsbury House Theatre. Thank you for making this work possible!
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Credits

Playwrights

Aamera Siddiqui

Aamera was going to be a doctor, but plans changed and she settled into a life as a multidisciplinary artist ...
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Alan Berks

Alan Berks is co-Artistic Director of Wonderlust Productions, based in St. Paul, where he writes, directs, produces, and faciltates community-engaged ...
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Andrew Rosendorf

Andrew Rosendorf's work has been produced or developed at La Jolla, MCC, KC Rep, Signature Theatre, the National New Play Network, ...
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Christina Ham

Christina Ham’s plays have been developed and produced both nationally and internationally with Arena Stage, the Kennedy Center, and the ...
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Cristina Florencia Castro

Cristina Florencia Castro is a playwright/performer who hails from San Antonio, Texas and has been based in Minneapolis since 2007 ...
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Actors

Darius Dotch

Ivey Award winning actor/hip-hop artist Darius Dotch is excited to be performing with Pillsbury House + Theatre again! Other productions  Pillsbury ...
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Tracey Maloney

Tracey is very pleased to be back at Pillsbury House Theatre. Past productions here include ≈[almost equal to], The Children, ...
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Audrey Park

Audrey Park is an actor and teaching artist. This will be her fourth year involved with Pillsbury House Theatre's The Great Divide ...
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Nora Montañez

Nora Montañez is an Indigenous Afro-Peruvian-born multi-disciplinary artist, educator and playwright. Nora was raised in Paterson, NJ and holds a ...
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Ashawnti Sakina Ford

Ashawnti Sakina Ford is an actress, teaching artist, improviser, playwright, director and cultural producer whose work centers on social justice, ...
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Artisitic & Production Staff

Noël Raymond – Director

Noël is the Co-Artistic Director of Pillsbury House Theatre where shehas helped to make theatre that builds community for over ...
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Artistic & Production Staff

Katharine Horowitz - Sound Designer & Editor Katharine previously designed sound for Jimmy and Lorraine, Blood Knot, West of Central, ...
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