The Orange Person

Author: Brian Rady, Jeremy Bloom and Laura Dunn

The Orange Person

Description: At last, the story of The Orange Person, told from the perspective of the people who actually experienced it - a celebration of existence, of difference, and of song. From within both sides of a duplex in Terlingua, a rural town in the south Texan desert, a family confronts a medical marvel: an orange baby is born.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 9/6/2012
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 70 Minutes
5 Females, 5 Males

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Keywords: Characters are Mostly Children/Students · Characters are Mostly Young Adults · Civil Rights · Dysfunctional Families · Families · Fantasy · Folklore and Legends · Large Cast Size · Musical · Pop Culture · Rock and Roll · Single Set · Social Issues · Westerns

Original Production Information

The Orange Person was originally presented by Rady&Bloom Collective Playmaking at the Gene Frankel Theater, New York City, supported by the first Planet Connections Artist Grant award, with the following cast and credits:

Robert Lavenstein (San Antonio)
Jose Paz (Billy)
Joe White (Dink/ Electric Guitar)
Ellen O'Meara (Chick O'Reilly/ Flute/ Glockenspiel)
Ashley Biel (Amy)
Catherine Brookman (Jan) Dana Kaplan-Angle (Trudy)
Madalyn McKay (Aunt Joan)
Kirk Siee (Rodge)
Brian Rady (Sam, the orange person)

Directed by Jeremy Bloom
With designs by Chris Morris (set), Olga Mill (costumes), and Christopher Weston (lighting)
Stage managed by Erika Bracy