Brer Rabbit, the iconic trickster of African-American folklore, returns in new tales by the poet Nate Marshall: It’s a whole new briar patch now.
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This program is dedicated to the life of George Terrell, a storyteller and enslaved man on the Turnwold Plantation in Eatonton, Georgia. He is one of countless storytellers with names that we will never know or get right.
Bruh Rabbit And the Fantastic Telling of Remington Ellis, Esq. By Nate Marshall Music composed and sound team led by Mikhail Fiksel Directed by Wardell Julius Clark Executive produced by Jeremy McCarter
Performed and recorded live at the Harold Washington Library, Chicago
CAST (in order of appearance) Interviewer/Mayor/Tar Baby - Sydney Charles Remington/Fam Bear - Osiris Khepera Fam Wolf - Charles Andrew Gardner Fam Fox - Kiayla Ryann Bruh Rabbit - Al’Jaleel McGhee
SOUND TEAM Sound designer - Mikhail Fiksel Associate sound designer - Robert Hornbostel Recording engineer - Steve Labedz Audio technician - Maddie Doyle
PRODUCTION STAFF Production manager - Madeleine Borg Stage manager - J.C. Widman Community manager - Arrion Jones
POST-PRODUCTION Editing, mixing, and additional recording by Mikhail Fiksel and Robert Hornbostel Mastering by Joe Palermo
Graphic design by Carly Pearlman
Equipment provided by TechMagic Designs
Make-Believe theme music by Mikhail Fiksel
SPECIAL THANKS Catherine Allen and The Den Theater; Brian Bannon and the staff of Chicago Public Library; Carolyn Casselman of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, and Garrison; Nancy García Loza; Chris Rooney; SAG-AFTRA; Maria Tatar
PRODUCTION SPONSORS The Chauncey and Marion Deering McCormick Family Foundation, for an essential launch grant The Poetry Foundation, our lead season sponsor Joyce Chelberg, whose generosity supports the work of Make-Believe’s actors All our donors and supporters
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