San Diego Repertory Theatre Presents “The Great Khan”

| March 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) announced cast and creative for their upcoming production “The Great Khan.” This National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere was featured in San Diego REP’s 2021 Black Voices Reading Series and was swiftly selected for development and inclusion as a mainstage production in the REP’s 46th season. The production will run Thursday, March 3 through Sunday, March 27 in San Diego REP’s Lyceum Space, located at 79 Horton Plaza in downtown San Diego.

The laughs come quickly in Michael Gene Sullivan’s provocative and brilliant new play.
Jayden, an African American teenager, just wants to be his game-playing, nerdy self. But after he saves a girl, Ant, from an assault by a gang of boys, he and his mother are forced to move to keep him safe from those who attacked her. While Jayden debates with himself if he should toughen up, Ant tries to reject the tough Black girl persona she has adopted. Both are trying to figure out how to define themselves in a culture that insists on seeing them as forever dangerous. Oh, and then Genghis Khan shows up.
With fierce conviction and playful humor, “The Great Khan” reflects on the beauty of youth – that magical space between adolescence and adulthood. It also deftly addresses challenges Black teens currently face in the U.S.; issues relating to who writes history and how that can determine your present and future.

Top row (L-R) is Mikayla Bartholomew, Brian Rivera, Dylan Seaton. Bottom row (L-R) is Molly Adea, Jerome Beck, Brittney Caldwell. Photo is by Rich Soublet.

The cast for “The Great Khan” includes Mikayla Bartholomew as Ant, Jerome Beck as Jayden, Brittney Caldwell as Crystal, Dylan Seaton as Mr. Adams, Brian Rivera as Temujin, and Molly Adea as Gao-Ming.

The Creative Team for “The Great Khan” is led by Director, Jess McLeod. Jess is joined by talented creatives from the community: San Diego REP Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse,

Director Jess McLeod, Playwright Michael Gene Sullivan, Costume Designer Faith James,

Lighting Designer Rebecca Jeffords, Scenic Designer Yi-Chien Lee, Projection Designer Blake McCarty, Projection Designer Consultant Caroline Yao, Sound Designer Tosin Olufolabi,

Stage Manager Kira Vine, Assistant Stage Manager Kate Thorvick, Assistant Stage Manager Gabby Stryker, Props Artisan and Supervisor Alyssa Kane, Dramaturgs Shelly Orr and Dawn Moore, Casting Director Kim Heil, and Assistant Casting Director Rebecca Myers.

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