Sacred Water

Author: Stacy Davidowitz

Sacred Water

Description: Amidst the Miami Race Riots of 1980, Sacred Water is a darkly comic manifestation of psychosis for two would-be parents.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2013
Date Added: 8/27/2013
Content Advisory: Strong Language, Violence
1 Act, 90 Minutes
4 Females, 1 Male

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Keywords: Characters are Mostly Married/With Families · Child Abuse · Civil Rights · Coming of Age · Crime · Death and the Afterlife · Documentary · Drama · Drug Use and Abuse · Dysfunctional Families · Families · Grief and Mourning · Historical · Literature and Writing · Mostly Female Characters · Non-traditional/Non-narrative/Experimental/Post-dramatic · Politics · Protests · Racial Identity/Relationships · Rape · Religion and Spirituality · Requires/Supports Sophisticated Multimedia/Technical Elements · Romance · Sex · Sickness and Mental Illness · Single Set · Social Issues · Tearjerker · Violence · Women

Original Production Information

Sacred Water was first produced by Rag and Bone Theater Company (Dan Balkin, Artistic Director; Executive Producer, David Jenkins) in April - May 2013 at The Alchemical Theatre Laboratory in New York City. The cast and creative contributors were:

MERCEDES: Jehan O. Young
EARL: Duane Cooper
PENELOPE: Cherie Corinne Rice
DOT: Anjili Pal
DOCTOR: Lauren Berst
Interstitial Voiceovers: Lauren Berst and Tyler Woods

Director: Dan Balkin
Producer: David Jenkins
Set designer: Katie Stults
Costume designer: Stephanie Alexander
Sound designer: David Jenkins
Lighting designer: Jamie Roderick
Associate lighting designer: Rebekah Gould
Dramaturg / Editor: Dan Balkin
Production stage manager: Kaitlin Vesper
Video designer: Dan Balkin
Video editor: Dave Fisher
Doll designer: Lauren Maul
Postcard designer: David Jenkins