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Antonio’s Song / I Was Dreaming of a Son

By Dael Orlandersmith and Antonio Edwards Suarez
Directed by Mark Clements

January 26 — March 6, 2022

Stiemke Studio

Approximate Running Time: 90 minutes no intermission
Recommended Age: 16 and up


Co-World Premiere

Antonio’s Song is a poetic journey of a dancer/artist/father questioning the balance of his passions – art, culture, family. From the streets of Brooklyn to Russia’s ballet training studios, Antonio struggles to reconcile multiple ethnic identities. He wrestles with the legacy of stereotypes of masculinity while discovering the beauty of becoming a father. Dael Orlandersmith’s powerful poetry is intermixed with stunning original movement, music and evocative projected imagery to create a wholly unique and stunning performance by the breathtaking Antonio Edwards Suarez

“It’s brilliantly, movingly done, with a virtuosic performance by Suarez” – DC Metro


A John (Jack) D. Lewis New Play Development Program Production

Executive Producers
Catherine & Buddy Robinson

Associate Producers
Connie & John Kordsmeier

Supported in part by

The Stiemke Studio Season is presented by Four-Four Foundation


COVID PROTOCOLS

As announced in September, all patrons will be required to follow the protocols listed below when attending our productions. For those 12 and older:

  • Proof of a full COVID vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of your performance date
  • Wear masks through your time in our building

Note: If a patron can’t provide one of the items above, they will not be able to attend. For those audience members 11 and younger they do not need to provide the above but do need to wear a mask.

Please be sure all the people attending with you know about the COVID safety protocols.

Arrival Time
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to curtain to allow time to go through our vaccine safety check-in station before you enter the theater.

Learn more about our COVID Health & Safety protocols here.

Media Gallery

Artists

Headshot photo of Antonio Edwards Suarez *
Antonio Edwards Suarez *
Playwright / Performer
Headshot photo of Dael Orlandersmith
Dael Orlandersmith
Playwright
Headshot photo of Mark Clements
Mark Clements
Director
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Headshot photo of
Antonio Edwards Suarez *
Playwright / Performer
Headshot photo of
Dael Orlandersmith
Playwright
Headshot photo of
Mark Clements
Director
Luciana Stecconi
Scenic Designer
Peggy McKowen
Costume Designer
John Ambrosone
Lighting Designer
Alexandra Beller
Movement Director
Andre J. Pluess
Sound Designer
Jared Mezzocchi
Projection Designer
Kira Neighbors*
Stage Manager
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Luciana Stecconi
Scenic Designer
Peggy McKowen
Costume Designer
John Ambrosone
Lighting Designer
Alexandra Beller
Movement Director
Andre J. Pluess
Sound Designer
Jared Mezzocchi
Projection Designer
Kira Neighbors*
Stage Manager

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

ACT II