I was honored to be a part of the world premiere ensemble version of Blood Done Sign My Name (BDSMN) in Spring, 2018. In this production, directed by Joseph Megel, playwright Mike Wiley brings to life the recollections from Dr. Timothy Tyson’s memoir surrounding the 1970 murder of Henry “Dickie” Marrow in Oxford, NC, and the events that followed.
BDSMN is a part of the Raleigh Little Theatre 2018 City Series. Being a part of this production solidified a reignited love and passion for live theatre, acting, and performing. I made connections that have proven to be lasting. I’ve since worked with several of my cast mates from this production, formed solid friendships and I also look to director Joseph Megel as a mentor. Some of the highlights for me were the talkbacks after the performances with the audience and the conversations that sparked as a result of the show. I was also honored to work Mike Wiley personally as well as meet Dr. Timothy B. Tyson and The REAL Eddie McCoy, one of the activists and historians portrayed in the play.
Project: Blood Done Sign My Name
Roles: Black Man, Ben Chavis
By Mike Wiley, adapted from the memoir by Dr. Timothy Tyson
Directed by Joseph Megel
May 11-June 3, 2018
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