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Current Theatre Season

Current Theatre Season

Coppin Repertory Theatre presents Colorblind: The Katrina Monologues. By Tom Flannery. Directed by Azya Maxton

Coppin Repertory Theatre at Coppin State University will present its first virtual production, COLORBLIND: THE KATRINA MONOLOGUES by Tom Flannery. The production is viewable throughout the month of May, on-demand through Vimeo.


  • Dates: Viewable May 1st through May 31st, 2021
  • How to Watch: Available on-demand on Vimeo, with a 48-hour streaming period. Go to
  • A series of Talkback Panel Discussions, curated and moderated by Professor Mirma Johnson-Majors, are also available.
  • Admission:  $10.00 general admission, $5.00 Coppin students with discount code. 
    • Note: Coppin students should send email with their name, Coppin email and ID number to Mr. James A. Brown to receive 50% discount code.
  • Performances Featuring Andromeda Bacchus as “Old Woman Sitting On Her Porch” will play on May 1-7 and May 16-23.
  • Performances Featuring Shamiriyah Darby as “Old Woman Sitting On Her Porch” will play on May 8-15 and May 24-31.

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On the morning of August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit southeast Louisiana. Today, it is still remembered as the most apocalyptic storm to hit the US, causing severe damage along the Gulf Coast. In the aftermath of the storm, the federal flood protection system in New Orleans failed in more than fifty places, causing nearly every levee to break. Thousands of families were uprooted. More than 1800 persons lost their lives. Flannery’s Katrina Monologues tells the stories of nine people affected by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. 

Tom Flannery is an American singer, composer, and playwright from Scranton, Pennsylvania. His produced plays include The DrivewayGod Bless Roy CampanellaSpanish Lady: Reflections on 1918God and the Ghost of Woody GuthrieColorblind: The Katrina Monologues, and The Last Thoughts of Gino Merli.

The cast of KATRINA MONOLOGUES includes:

Azya Maxton


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Nikki Stephenson

Assistant Director

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Andromeda Bacchus*

Old Woman, sitting on her porch

Andromeda bacchus Selfie

Shamiriyah Darby*

Old Woman, sitting on her porch

Shamiriyah Darby close up photo

Donna Fox

Woman, middle-aged


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Obed Gant*

Young Vet, in Iraq War


Obed Gant posed for a picture

Alysha Guss*

Stage Manager

Alysha Guss close up picture

Neves Jones


Neves Jones close up photo



Louis B. Murray

Middle Age Man

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Cheryl Pasteur

Elderly Woman

Cheryl Pasteur selfie

Ryan Pratcher-Bey*

Man On Roof

Ryan Pratcher Close up Photo

Saidai Stuteley*

Assit. Stage Manager

Saidai Stuteley Selfie

Carolyn White*


Carolyn White selfie

Isa Williams*

New Orleans Police Officer

Isa Williams close up photo

Louis Williams III*

Sound Designer

Louis Williams Close up Photo



*Denotes Coppin student

The creative team for KATRINA MONOLOGUES includes Nikki Stephenson as assistant director, lighting and technical direction provided by Michael Klima and James A. Brown, videography by Bashi Rose, sound design by Louis Williams III, along with Alysha Guss and Saidai Stuteley, serving as stage manager and assistant stage manager, respectively.

This event is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (
For additional information about the production, call or email Dr. Garey A. Hyatt at (410) 951-3369 or