Project
Patience

Category 
Best Implemented Theatre Set Design

About the project
The production of the world premiere play Patience by Johnny G. Lloyd. This was an exploration in Black excellence and the struggles of living in absolute perfection. We watch the struggle of one Black man in search of his identity and agency outside of the perfect world built for him by his success and those around him. The design was an exploration in creating a highly curated and visually «perfect» world for the character to struggle against. A world in which nothing but the game of solitaire and anything connected to the game mattered.

Location
Second Stage Theater, New York City, the USA

Project implementation year
2022

Applicant and authors of the project
Scenic Design by Lawrence E. Moten III, New York City based designer for plays, musicals, live events and installations. His design work, often new plays and world premieres, has been seen in New York City at Circle in the Square, with Page 73 Productions, 59E59 Theaters, and Ensemble Studio Theatre. Regionally his work has been seen at Portland Center Stage, Round House, California Shakespeare Theater, American Conservatory Theater, The Old Globe, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis among others.

Other participants
Playwright: Johnny G. Lloyd, Producing Company: Second Stage Theater
Director: Zhailon Levingston
Costume Design: Avery Reed
Lighting Design: Adam Honoré
Sound Design: Christopher Darbassie
Production Stage Manager: Genevieve Ortiz
Photos: Lawrence Moten

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