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Color Me Dark: A Story of the Great Migration North is a stage play written by Jerome Hairston based on Patricia C. McKissack's book. It was the third play made in collaboration between Scholastic Entertainment and John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Cast and characters[]

  • Kelly McCreary as Nellie Lee Love[4]
  • Audra Alise Polk as Erma Jean Love
  • J. Arthur E. Brooks, IV as Freeman Love
  • Aakhu Tuah Nera Freeman as Olive Love
  • Goldie E. Patrick as Rosie Hamilton
  • Stephawn P. Stephens as Meese Love, Pace Love, Reverend Prince
  • Parker Dixon as Sheriff Bell, Tommy Braxton

  • Candice Felix as Nellie Lee Love[5]
  • Brooke Davis as Erma Jean Love
  • Rashad Edwards as Freeman Love
  • Ane Mouton as Olive Love
  • Nicholas Lewis as Meese Love
  • Cameron Worthen

  • Crew and credits[]

    • Script: Jerome Hairston
    • Adapted from the book: Color Me Dark by Patricia C. McKissack
    • Director: Ricardo Khan
    • Scenic designer: Tony Cisek
    • Costume designer: LeVonne Lindsay
    • Lighting designer: Martha Mountain
    • Properties artisan: Dreama J. Greaves
    • Sound designer: Kevin Hill
    • Production dramaturg: Lenora Inez Brown
    • Stage manager: Christine Fisichella
    • Recording vocalist: Bianca Lea Taylor
    • Lighting director: Jen Dyson
    • Wardrobe / Assistant technical director: Emily Steger
    • Technical / Sound director: Aaron Torgerson
    • Commissioned by: Scholastic Entertainment, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts


    Color Me Dark was announced as one of six plays to be produced by Scholastic Entertainment and John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.[6] The play had its original run at the Kennedy Center's Theater Lab from October 10 to November 2, 2003.[7][8] It went on a national tour from 2004 to 2005.[9][10] Color Me Dark reached an estimated audience of 52,000 during its first five month tour. It had eighty performances at thirty-nine venues in eighteen states. Its second tour had an estimated audience of 46,500 with sixty-four performances at twenty-nine venues in nineteen states.[11]

    Ricardo Khan went on to direct Color Me Dark for a second time for the Crossroads Theatre in New Brunswick, New Jersey from November 5 to 14, 2003.[12] The Ensemble Theatre in Houston, Texas put on a production of Color Me Dark from January 26 to February 19, 2006. It was directed by Steven J. Scott.[13]



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