The Billie Holiday presents DOT | Student Matinees
The Billie Holiday Theatre at RestorationART teams up with Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company in Atlanta to move Colman Domingo's Dot to Central Brooklyn, home to the largest African-American community in the United States. The Billie Holiday Theatre launches its 2018-2019 Season with this highly-relevant work under the direction of Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon (Raisin in the Sun and August Wilson’s Fences on Broadway) and starring Emmy Award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre alumna Denise Burse (Black Mirror, The Old Settler). Previews begin October 20 - 24, 2018 with the Opening on Thursday, October 25, 2018 and running through November 18, 2018 at The Billie Holiday Theatre, 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216.
Dot takes a light-hearted look at an illness facing all communities. Through the interactions of widowed matriarch Dotty and her family, mental health in the Black community is explored. As Dotty struggles to hold onto her memory - a result of her Alzheimer's diagnosis - her children must fight to balance care for their mother with care for themselves. Crackling with humor, this dramedy grapples with aging parents, midlife crises, and the strength of family.
The cast for Dot stars Denise Burse as Dotty, True Colors alumni Tinashe Kajese-Bolden as Shelly, Rhyn McLemore Saver as Jackie, Gilbert Glenn Brown as Donnie, Lee Osorio as Adam, Amber A. Harris as Averie, and Benedetto Robinson as Fidel.
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