Named after Dinah Washington, House of Dinah by NYC-based playwright Jerome A. Parker tells the story of five Black Queens of ball culture. Its Seattle premiere directed by Andrew Russell opens Wednesday, December 7 at On the Boards for a five-night engagement. From On the Boards:
In a bitter world where survival is the only option, young queens are taught to serve their elders, live by any means necessary, and find power and purpose in their pain.
According to the producers, the aesthetic of House of Dinah bridges “Jean Genet and Paris Is Burning.” It features choreography by Dani Tirrell, set design by Jennifer Zeyl, lighting by Robert Aguilar, sound design by Matt Starrit, costumes by Patrick Swett and music supervision and arrangements by Brian Whitted.
House of Dinah
When: Wednesday, December 7 – Sunday, December 11
Where: On the Boards (100 W Roy St, Seattle WA 98119)