Donja R. Love's Soft Begins Previews at MCC Theater May 12 | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Donja R. Love's Soft Begins Previews at MCC Theater May 12

The Whitney White-directed play features Leon Addison Brown in a lead role.

Written by Donja R. Love and directed by Whitney White, the new play soft begins previews May 12 in the Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space. It will officially open June 6 and is set to play through June 19.

The work was developed at Williamstown Theatre Festival and follows a correctional boarding school teacher, Mr. Isaiah, and his response to one of his students dying by suicide. During the show's limited run, the theatre will host Black Theater Night May 19, Black Queer Theater Night May 24, and Black and Brown Theater Night June 17.

Featured in the cast is Leon Addison Brown as Mr. Cartwright, Biko Eisen-Martin as Mr. Isaiah, Dharon E. Jones as Antoine, Essence Lotus as Dee, Travis Raeburn as Bashir, Shakur Tolliver as Kevin, Dario Vazquez as Jamal, and Ed Ventura as Eddie.

The play features scenic design by Adam Rigg, costume design by Qween Jean, lighting design by Cha See, sound design by Germán Martínez, original music by Mauricio Escamilla, and fight direction by UnkleDave’s Fight-House. The props supervisor is Andrew Diaz and the production stage manager is Rachel Denise April.


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