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I sat down with Eddie R. Brown III before The Brothers Size rehearsal to ask him a few questions about the show and his personal history with the play and the playwright. Here are Eddie’s eloquent answers about what the play means to him.
You and Tarell go way back. When did you meet? 

Eddie R. Brown III, Elegba in "The Brothers Size"

Eddie R. Brown III: I met Tarell when I was 15 years old. We used to ride the train to school together before he went to the high school that I attended. He went to a school that was near by and we used to have to catch the Metro rail together in the mornings. He was friends with some of my other friends.  They were in an organization called ‘Voices United’ that musical theatre touring company in Miami that preached abstinence and ‘just say no.’ I called him “fruit punch” at first because he was always very eccentric and it was always obvious he was a gay man. At first, I was apprehensive about T (playwright Tarell McCraney) but when he came to New World my junior year, and he was a sophomore, it was an instant friendship and understanding of a whole group of people that I had no exposure to. Having him as a friend was a gift because it gave me a chance to open up and understand people and that sexuality has nothing to do with the worth or of the value of a person.  read full post »

Juliette Carrillo, director of The Brothers Size

Our director line-up for next season is complete!

We’re so excited to announce that Juliette Carrillo will direct The Brothers Size by Tarell McCraney. Juliette was last here in 2007 for Eduardo Machado’s The Cook. She has directed all over the U.S., including the West Coast premiere of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize winner Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz at South Coast Repertory, the world premiere of References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot by Jose Rivera, also at South Coast Repertory, and the West Coast premiere of Sam Shepard’s Eyes For Consuela at the Magic in San Francisco.

She has directed for the Alliance Theatre, TheatreWorks, Laguna Playhouse, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville and for the Mark Taper Forum’s New Work Festival, as well workshops in NY theatres such as New York Theatre Workshop, The Public, INTAR and The Women’s Project.

And in case you missed it, the first time, here are the rest of the directors, announced earlier… read full post »

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