May 17-18, 2019
East Bay Center for the Performing Arts
339 11th St, Richmond, CA
The Wait Room, created in partnership with Essie Justice Group, is a performance installation that exposes the physical, psychic, and emotional burden of incarceration for women with imprisoned loved ones. Via a large, rolling set designed by Sean Riley to evoke a prison visiting room, the project invokes the balancing act women have to maintain when stripped of emotional and economic support from their partners and family. Featuring an original soundscore by Pamela Z, and performance by Bianca Cabrera, Clarissa Dyas, Laura Elaine Ellis, Sonsherée Giles, MaryStarr Hope, and Megan Lowe. Additional collaborators include lighting designer Jack Beuttler and costume designer Jamielyn Duggan.