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January 29, 2020 | General,

Meet the Cast of Detroit Red

Opening next week, Detroit Red (FEB 01-16) features a stellar cast that have delved into the work with care and passion. This story of Malcolm X’s life has often gone overlooked and with this production, we have the opportunity to bring it back home to Boston. It certainly would not be possible without this talented cast and we cannot wait to share their performances with the city of Boston and beyond, at the Emerson Paramount Center FEB 01-16.

ERIC BERRYMAN Off- Broadway: The B-Side: Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons, A Record Album Interpretation (Drama Desk nomination), St.

Eric Berryman's headshot. He wears a black t-shirt and glasses.

Ann’s Warehouse/The Wooster Group; Toni Stone, Roundabout Theatre Company; Steel Hammer, The Bacchae, Glory of the World, BAM; pool (no water), Barrow Street Theatre. Regional: Moby-Dick, pool (no water), American Repertory Theater; The Amen Corner, The Guthrie Theater; I Wish You Love, Penumbra Theatre/The Kennedy Center/Hartford Stage; Fly, Ford’s Theatre; Red, Topdog/Underdog, Noises Off, A Raisin in the Sun, Everyman Theatre (Company Member). Film/TV: Motherless Brooklyn, Marriage Story, “Bonding,” “Barry,” Netflix; Empathy, Inc.; After Louie. Education: Carnegie Mellon University.

Brontë England-Nelson's headshot. She wears a blue shirt against a blue background.

BRONTË ENGLAND-NELSON Broadway: Three Tall Women (u/s, The Golden Theatre). New York: Acolyte (59E59), and work- shops of Rocket Park (The Public), Soldiergirls (Rattlestick) and Martyrs (La MaMa). Regional: Cadillac Crew (Yale Rep); Kleptocracy (Arena Stage); Three Musketeers and Henry IV, Part I (Santa Cruz Shakespeare); and As You Like It (Hudson Shakespeare Co.). Television: “Blindspot.” BA, UC Santa Cruz, MFA, Yale School of Drama.

Edwin Lee Gibson's headshot. He wears a hat, orange shirt, and jean jacket, posed against a powder grey background.

EDWIN LEE GIBSON 2017–2019 theatre credits: The Royale, Arizona Theatre Company; Turn Me Loose, Arena Stage (Washington, D.C.); international tour of Peter Brook’s Battlefield, Theatre Des Bouffes du Nord (Paris, France); The Prisoner, National Theatre Studio (London) and international tour; 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas, Lookingglass Theatre Company (Chicago); and Beyond Caring, US premiere, Lookingglass Theatre Company (Chicago). Other selected theatre credits: Love and Information, US premiere, Minetta Lane Theatre/NYTW (NYC); The Royale, American Theatre Company (Chicago); The Seven, New York Theatre Workshop (NYC); The Diary of Black Men (London and Birmingham, UK); Five ’Til, Dixon Place (NYC); and The Death of Bessie Smith, New Brooklyn Theatre (NYC). TV: “Law & Order: SVU,” “Shameless,” “Chicago P.D.” and “Proven Innocent.” Film: The Visitor, Marshall, Mom and Dad, Sweet Tooth and Blood First. Mr. Gibson is the recipient of the O.B.I.E. Award (Off Broadway in Excellence) for Outstanding Performance. Detroit Red marks Mr. Gibson’s 103rd professional theatre production.

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