the Ensemble of Cincinatti production of
Thurs–Sat & Mon at 7:00pm | Sat at 3:00pm | Sun at 6:00pm
at Astoria Performing Arts Center
44-02 23rd Street, LIC
Featuring Torie Wiggins
Throwing a glaring light on misguided notions of natural Black beauty, Black homophobia, intra-racial bigotry, and other cultural stereotypes, Your Negro Tour Guide is a bold and frank examination of race, gender, and class in the twenty-first century. Based on columns and National Public Radio commentaries collected in Kathy Y. Wilson’s book, Your Negro Tour Guide: Truths in Black & White based on her former CityBeat column. A co-production from the Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati.
Lighting Design: Akvinder Kaur
Costume Design: Daryll Harris
Sound Design: Derek A. Graham and Jay Knox
Projection Design: Becca Schall
Production Stage Manager: Shannah Harris
ETC Production Stage Manager: Margot Whitney
Directed and Designed by Jeff Griffin
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Torie Wiggins is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with a BFA in Dramatic Performance, and has been performing professionally for over 15 years. She has co-adapted and performed a one woman show, Your Negro Tour Guide, at various venues across the country. Her voice-over work includes spots for Burger King, The Home Depot, Estee Lauder, Boeing, the Women's Entertainment Channel, and most recently, President Elect Joe Biden's campaign. Her film work includes A Christmas Melody, starring and directed by Mariah Carey; The Old Man and the Gun with Robert Redford and Danny Glover and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile starring Zac Efron. Cincinnati credits include Collapse, Afghan Women Writer’s Project, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Pluto, Harry and the Thief (Know Theatre of Cincinnati); The Mountaintop, Cinderella, Violet and His Eye is on The Sparrow (Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati); Twilight: Los Angeles 1992 by Anna Deveare Smith (Diogenes Theatre Co); Mame, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and Crowns (Human Race Theatre Co.) and Oliver Twist, A Raisin in the Sun and Fences (Cincinnati Shakespeare Co.) She appeared in To Kill a Mockingbird with both Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Her directing credits include We Are Proud to Present…and Good Kids at Miami University Department of Theatre, Dreamgirls and Proof at The Carnegie Theater, and Blues for an Alabama Sky at Falcon Theatre.
Becca Schall (Video Projections Designer) has been working as a videographer, editor, and graphic designer in the Cincinnati, OH area since 2013. She primarily works with different arts organizations, including Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati where she had the pleasure of being Projection Designer for this production of Your Negro Tour Guide. She is thrilled for the wonderful work of Kathy Y. Wilson, Torie Wiggins, and Jeff Griffin to be continuing its run at APAC and hopes that it will see many more audiences in the future!