WELCOME TO SIS'S
by DOUG ROBINSON

Directed by Angelisa Gillyard
Feburary 28 - March 1, 2020
Performances: Friday, February 28 @ 8PM | Saturday, February 29 @ 4PM and 8PM| Sunday, March 1 @ 4PM

It's Friday night in North Brentwood and anybody who's anybody knows the spot to be is Sis's Tavern. 
Sis, Margaret, Willie, and Sterling are all on hand to prep for a busy night, but when James doesn't show on time, tensions begin to rise. Set in the 1940s, Welcome to Sis's shines a light on one community's ability to survive and thrive amidst the turbulent backdrop of racist housing codes and local dividing lines which played out across the country's neighborhoods and still affects us today.

 

MEET THE PLAYWRIGHT

Doug Robinson is a theatre artist based in the DC Metro Area. He received his BFA from Long Island University in 2015. In 2015 his play Tree Fort premiered at the New York Emerging Artists Festival at the TADA theatre. In 2017 he was the recipient of the inaugural Imagination Stage Rebecca Rice Community Engagement Grant. For Mapping Racism, Doug is the playwright for the Ally Theatre production creating a new play highlighting Route 1’s restricted past.
 

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Angelisa is a director, choreographer, and photographer in Washington, DC. Most recently she directed several plays for the 2018 New Play Festival (Young Playwrights’ Theater) and choreographed Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Arena Players). Angelisa has also directed readings and productions for Arena Stage, In Series, Studio Theatre, University of Maryland, Young Playwrights’ Theater and Freshh Theatre Inc., among others. She has been an assistant director at Signature Theatre, Center Stage Theatre, Constellation Theatre Company, and Studio Theatre.

In addition, Angelisa choreographed Clover and The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington (Ally Theatre Company). Her choreography for Abduction from the Seraglio (In Series), was recognized as one of the “Best of 2013” by DC Metro Theatre Arts. Other productions she has choreographed for local high schools and colleges include Footloose, Ain’t Misbehavin', Once on This Island, The Wiz, Purlie, Dreamgirls, and Bubbling Brown Sugar.

​As a photographer, Angelisa specializes in photographing live performances and special events. Her photos can be seen in numerous publications including the Washington Post, DC Metro Theatre Arts, DC Theatre Scene and The Washington Times.



Featuring
       
sKYE ELLIS
as Margaret
  ELI-EL
as Sterling
  IVANA (TAI)
ALEXANDER

as Sis
  JAMES MICHAEL
NELSON

as James
  AXANDRE OGE
as Willie


production staff
     
TY HALLMARK
Producer
  Shannon Saulnier
Stage Manager
  JENIFFER LEON
Lighting Design
  jESSICA uTZ
Costume Design
   
Asia Twi McCallum
Sound Design
   



Feburary 28 - March 1, 2020
Friday, February 28 @ 8PM
Saturday, February 29 @ 4PM and 8PM
Sunday, March 1st @ 4PM
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$25 General Admission
$15 Students and Veterans


AT JOE'S MOVEMENT EMPORIUM
STUDIO 4
3309 Bunker Hill Road
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
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Financed in Part by:
This project has been financed through a Rocket Grant from Maryland Milestones/ATHA Inc. and the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the organization’s view or policies.

GALLERY
  WORDS WITH THE PLAYWRIGHT
Ally Theatre sat down with Welcome to Sis' playwright Doug Williams and listened to him share why he was drawn to the story of this community pioneer. Hurry and get your tickets to this show NOW!

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JOE'S MOVEMENT EMPORIUM
3309 Bunker Hill Road
Mt. Rainier, MD 20712
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