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Zooman and the Sign by Charles Fuller live in West Hollywood. Directed by David Bollar - a student production of the Theatre of Arts acting conservatory

Zooman and the Sign

May 12–21, 2023

Theatre of Arts, Hollywood's longest-running drama conservatory, is proud to present a student production of Zooman and the Sign, the Obie Award-winning play by Charles Fuller. Set in Philadelphia in 1979, the play focuses on the murder of a 12-year-old African American girl in front of many local witnesses who refuse to reveal the killer despite the family's attempts for justice. It was first produced Off-Broadway by the Negro Ensemble Company directed by Douglas Turner Ward and starring notable actors such as Giancarlo Esposito and Carol Lynn Maillard. The production earned Fuller an Obie Award for playwriting.


Zooman: Tyrell Buckner

Rachel Tate: Charity Fairchild

Emmett Tate: Jaque Pesanka

Reuben Tate: Ricky Dale

Victor Tate: Anthony Britton

Russell Adams: Leonard Luttrell

Donald Jackson: Lyrik Johnson

Ash Boswell: Fariso Jordan

Grace Georges: Lisa Washington

Written by Charles Fuller

Directed by David Bollar

May 12–21, 2023

The Zephyr Theater

7456 Melrose Avenue

West Hollywood, CA




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