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March 8, 2022 - April 25, 2022

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Artistic Director
Paige Evans

Interim Executive Director
Timothy J. McClimon


Written by
Dominique Morisseau

Directed by
Stori Ayers


Freddie Fulton

Elijah Jones

Shanelle Leonard

Kristolyn Lloyd

Sharina Martin

Andrea Patterson

Fiona Robberson

Kenzie Ross

Michelle Wilson

Scenic Design
Rachel Hauck

Costume Design
Ari Fulton

Lighting Design
Amith Chandrashaker and Emma Deane

Sound Design
Curtis Craig and Jimmy Keys AKA
"J. Keys"

Projection Design
Kate Freer

Hair, Wig and Makeup Design
Nikiya Mathis

Intimacy Coordinator
Ann James

Production Stage Manager
Jonathan Castanien

Caparelliotis Casting

Blake Zidell & Associates

Associate Artistic Director
Beth Whitaker

General Manager
Kenneth Naanep

Chief Advancement Officer
Glenn Alan Stiskal

Director of Marketing, Communications & Engagement
Rochelle Torres

Director of Production and Facilities
Paul Ziemer

Director of Artistic Programs
Iyvon E.

Director of Finance
Sara Martin

Director of Human Resources
Shawn Campbell

Signature Theatre was founded in 1991
by James Houghton.

World Premiere Produced by Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Commissioned as Part of
American Revolutions: the United States History Cycle by
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Nataki Garrett, Artistic Director
Penumbra Theatre
Sarah Bellamy, Artistic Director


Signature Theatre’s 2021/22 Season is generously sponsored by
Bloomberg Philanthropies

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The Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access is made possible by lead partner The Pershing Square Foundation with additional support provided by the J.L. Greene Arts Access Fund in The New York Community Trust, the Howard Gilman Foundation, Margot Adams, in memory of Mason Adams, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York City Council Member Erik Bottcher, and Consolidated Edison Company of New York.

Special thanks to The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust and The Michael and Betty Rauch Fund for Residency 5 for their generous support of the Residency 5 program. 

The Noel Coward Foundation

Access to Confederates is generously supported, in part, by The Noël Coward Foundation.

Support for intimacy direction for Confederates was provided, in part, through the A.R.T./New York Funds for Anti-Oppression Work grant program.

Support for Open Captioning is being provided, in part, by a grant from NYSCA/TDF TAP Plus.

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Thank you to all supporters of the Sustain Signature Fund. Signature Theatre is deeply grateful for Senator Charles E. Schumer’s visionary leadership of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program.

A Note from Dominique Morisseau
About the Show


This production is dedicated to Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Nikole Hannah Jones, Melissa Harris Perry, and other Black women freedom fighters and scholars upon whose backs freedom has always been fought, and rarely ever acknowledged. On your shoulders we stand and tell this story. 



  1. a person one works with, especially in something secret or illegal; an accomplice. 

"where was his confederate, the girl who had stolen Richard's wallet?" 

  1. a supporter of the Confederate States of America. 
Cast & Breakdown

The Cast

(In order of appearance)

Michelle Wilson

Kristolyn Lloyd

Elijah Jones

Missy Sue/Candice
Kenzie Ross

Andrea Patterson

Running Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes with no intermission

Assistant Stage Manager
Fatimah Amill

Understudy Sandra/LuAnne/Jade
Sharina Martin

Understudy Sara/LuAnne/Jade
Shanelle Leonard

Understudy Abner/Malik
Freddie Fulton

Understudy Missy Sue/Candice
Fiona Robberson

Scene Breakdown

Scene 1   Sandra
Scene 2   Sara, Abner
Scene 3   Sandra, Malik
Scene 4   Sara, Missy Sue
Scene 5   Sandra, Candice
Scene 6   Sara, LuAnne
Scene 7   Sandra, Jade
Scene 8   Sara, Abner, Missy Sue, LuAnne
Scene 9   Sandra, Malik, Candice, Jade
Scene 10   Sara, Sandra 
Production Staff
Assistant Stage Manager   Fatimah Amill
Assistant Director   DeAndre Short
Associate Scenic Designer   Jessie Bonaventure
Assistant Costume Designer   Jessica Irvin
Assistant Lighting Designer   Charlotte McPherson
Assistant Sound Designer   Jackson Alexander
Assistant Projection Designer   Omkar Girish Purandare
Artistic Line Producer   Iyvon E.
Production Manager   Lay Hoon Tan
Company Manager   Emmy Steele
Props Supervisor   Samantha Shoffner
Assistant Props Supervisor   Jarod Castelblanco
Production Carpenter   Henry P Ellison
Production Electrician   Steven Johnson
Production SVC   Matthew Good
Video Technician   Samy Ravs
Assistant Costume Shop Manager   Katie Friedman
Light Board Programmer   Michael Kalmanowitz
Light Board Operator   Lee Cahill
AV Operator   Elizabeth Weber
Wardrobe Supervisor   Noah Scott
Wig Supervisor   Tinika Sadiku
Deck Carpenter   Zachary White
Carpenters   Alyssa Armstrong, Caroline Blackford, John Zayas, Lisa Rubanava, Mary Harriman, Rebecca Bickley, Robert C Boyle, Tommy Ambrasino, Zachary White

Al Rosenberg, Charlotte Lily Gaspard, Haley Tynes, Jerilyn Dattoli, Julia Perdue, Mary Margaret Powers, Nghia Nguyen


Amanda Langhaus, Emma Havranek, Griffyd Cole, Howard Leuthold, Joe Bilello, Jordan Smith, Kyke Lefeber, Lee Cahill, Luke Van Meveren, Seal Lee, Sunny Vinsavich

SVC Crew  

Cass Piraino, Jackson Alexander, Josh Northcutt, Katie Reif, Rebecca Werner, Samy Ravs

Props Artisan  

Jon Knust

Props Carpenter  

Joe Cairo

Props Crew  

Anna Kendall, Christoph Schultz, Joey Comonte

Production Assistant   Shiku Thuo
COVID Safety Manager, Confederates  

Isaac VanCuren, Jason Liebson

Assistant Prosthetics  

Kyle Krueger



Scene Shop
Global Scenic Services

Lighting Equipment Rental
Production Resource Group

Audio & Video Equipment Rental
4Wall Entertainment

Costumes Rental
Goodspeed Opera, Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Props Rental
Proppins Closet

Kirk Cambridge- Del Pesche

Original Music
Craig "Seejai" Erquhart & Brandon Erquhart for 44 Bang Music

Nasia Thomas, Kristolyn Lloyd, Andrea Patterson, Nikiya Mathis

Original Music
Jimmy Keys aka J. Keys 

Original Poetry
Dominique Morisseau

Projection Photography
Type de Negresse d'ADANA

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The Actors and Stage Managers employed in this production are members of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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The Director and/or Choreographer is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.

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United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE is the union representing scenic, costume, lighting, sound and projection designers in Live Performance.