An Octoroon - June 11 - September 19, 2021

The Fountain Theatre

 Crew Who's Who 

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    Branden Jacobs-Jenkins


    BRANDEN JACOBS-JENKINS’s plays include Girls, Everybody, War, Gloria, Appropriate, An Octoroon, and Neighbors. A Residency Five playwright at Signature Theatre and a 2020 Guggenheim fellow, his honors include a USA Artists fellowship, the Charles Wintour Award, the MacArthur fellowship, the Windham-Campbell Prize for Drama, and the inaugural Tennessee Williams Award. A proud member of the Dramatists Guild council, he serves on the boards of Soho Rep and the Dramatists Guild Foundation and is an Associate Professor of Practice at the University of Texas at Austin.

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    Judith Moreland


    JUDITH MORELAND’s directing credits include Capital Stage Company, The Road Theatre, The Blank Theatre, Inkwell and the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television where she currently teaches acting.  As an actor, her film and television credits include Aftermath, Dark Skies, Eagle Eye, Upload, Blackish, PEN15, Grey’s Anatomy, SWAT, NCIS, and recurring roles on Bosch and Animal Kingdom. She last appeared at the Fountain in Robert Schenkkan’s Building the Wall.  She’s performed on and Off-Broadway and has worked with many theater companies including the New York Shakespeare Festival, Playwrights Horizons, American Conservatory Theater, Meadow Brook Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theater/LA and the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles.  She is the co-creator of UCLA’s Acting for the Camera Professional Program.  She received her BA from Stanford University and MFA from American Conservatory Theater. 

    Proud member of SDC.

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    Naila Aladdin-Sanders

    Costume Director

    Some of NAILA’s credits include Neighbors, for the Matrix Theatre; The Brother’s Size, In the Red & Brown Water, The Ballad of Emmett Till, Gem of the Ocean, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, The Scottsboro Boys, for the Fountain Theatre; The Color Purple, The Women of Brewster Place, the Musical , and Bash’d; the Gay Opera, for the Celebration Theatre; The Many Mistresses of Martin Luther King for Ensemble Studio Theatre, and Good Bobby for the Greenway Court Alliance and the 59th Street Theatre in NY.

    Naila also designed the costumes for HAIR: the Musical at Cal State LA, and worked with the Latino Theatre Company for The Road Weeps & the Well Runs Dry, Premeditation and La Olla. The Magnificent Dunbar Hotel, Ana Lucasta, Bronzeville, The River Niger, A House With No Walls, Permanent Collection, as well as all three parts of The Haitian Trilogy were designed by Naila for The Robey Theatre Co. 

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