Dontrell, WHo Kissed the sea

by Nathan Alan Davis, Directed by Chika Ike


March 4 - March 31, 2018

Eighteen-year-old Dontrell Jones the Third decides it is his duty and destiny to venture into the Atlantic Ocean in search of an ancestor lost during the Middle Passage, but his family isn’t ready to abandon its prized son to the waters of a mysterious and haunting past.

Blending poetry, humor, wordplay and ritual, DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA is a present-day hero’s quest exploring the lengths and depths we must go to redeem history’s wrongs. The play has been called “a mesmerizing blend of magical realism and poetic social comment” by the Los Angeles Times and “the most important play on DC stages” (DC Theatre Scene.)

This production is made possible in part by the generous support of

the Michael and Mona Heath Fund, our co-producers.


Production Team:

Eleanor Kahn -- Scenic Design
Rachel Levy -- Lighting Design
Sarah D. Espinoza -- Sound Design
Alexis Chaney* -- Costume Design
Samantha Myers -- Props Design
Kayla Menz -- Stage Management
Berit Godo -- Assistant Stage Management
Cole Von Glahn* -- Production Management
Bobby Huggins* -- Technical Director
Catherine Miller* -- Casting Director


Jerome Beck -- Robby
Brianna Buckley -- Shea
Jalen Gilbert -- Dontrell
Kayla Raelle Holder -- Erika
Brian Nelson Jr. -- Dad
Shariba Rivers* -- Mom
Destiny Strothers -- Danielle


*denotes First Floor Theater company member