Playing Hot

Written by Kevin Armento and C.A. Johnson
Directed by Jaki Bradley* 
Music Supervision by Marcus Miller
Created by Kevin Armento and Jaki Bradley*


Super Early Bird tickets available now, while supplies last!

April 18 – May 12, 2019
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays: 7:30PM
Saturdays: 4:30PM & 9PM

Theater 511 | 511 W. 54th St
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Ya’ll heard the good news? Mosey on over to midtown cuz we got a time portal to brassy old New Orleans, where the sound was born. What sound? Better come find out! Step into our jazz hall and watch your cares melt away, while we conjure up the spirit of Buddy Bolden, the cat that blew that cornet you could hear for blocks. This here’s a play slash brass band concert slash explosive theatrical dance party that’ll leave you sweaty and hot and feelin’ them feels, as we riff on Buddy’s story just like he riffed on dem notes!

Featuring: Fernando Contreras*, Dante Jeanfelix, Roi King, Emma Meltzer, Cristina Pitter*, Linton Smith II, Monique St. Cyr, Eric R. Williams

Set Design by Jason Sherwood
Lighting Design by Stacey Derosier
Costume Design by Haydee Zelideth
Sound Design by Jim Petty, 5 Ohm
Casting by Margaret Dunn, TBD Productions

Stage Managed by Kristy Bodall*
Production Managed by Kris Opperman
Assistant Stage Managed by Christy Perez
Assistant Production Managed by John Rodríguez

Press Representation by Matt Ross PR
Advertising by Caolan Hunter
Digital Media by Ben Nissen & Tina Wargo
Photography by Suzi Sadler
Graphic Design by Heather Poole

*Member of the Pipeline Ensemble

Playing Hot received developmental support as part of the 2016 Artist Residency Program of The Drama League of New York (Roger T. Danforth, Artistic Director, Gabriel Shanks, Executive Director, funded in part by the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust) and through The Habitat Theater Company’s Directors Playground. Playing Hot was the recipient of a 2015 Jerome Travel and Study Grant.