2014-15 Season 12

Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea

by Nathan Alan Davis
Directed by Timothy Douglas

May 7 - 31, 2015

This is Dontrell. Young, smart, talented, motivated. He has his whole life ahead of him, but there’s one small catch. Dontrell is on a quest to swim out into the Atlantic to discover his family’s past before he can move forward and begin the next phase of his life. With the help of Erika, a young lifeguard, Dontrell will begin his journey.


Dontrell Jones III  Justin Weaks
Erika  Katie Ryan
Dad (Dontrell Jones Jr)  Frank Britton
Mom (Sophia Jones)  Danielle C. Hutchinson
Danielle Jones  Sharisse Taylor
Shea Jones  Katherine Renee Turner *
Robby  Louis E. Davis
Musician  Jabari Exum

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association

Production Team

Director  Timothy Douglas+
Assistant Director  Samip Raval
Choreographer  Dane Figueroa Edidi
Scenic Design  Tony Cisek#
Costume Design  Kendra Rai#
Assistant Costume Designer  Sara Jane Palmer
Lighting Design  Dan Covey#
Projections Designer  Michael Redman
Sound Design  Matthew M. Neilson#
Properties Designer  Debra Crerie
Associate Props Designer/Set Dressing  Kay Rzasa
Stage Manager  Keta Newborn
Scenic Artist  Brain Gillick
Master Electrician  Jeanie McAlpine

+ Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
# Member of United Scenic Artists

Rolling World Premieres
Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea is part of NNPN’s flagship initiative, the Continued Life of New Plays Fund (CLNPF), which supports three or more theaters that choose to mount the same new play within a 12-month period. The result is an NNPN Rolling World Premiere, in which a playwright develops a new work with multiple creative teams in at least three different communities. The playwright is part of the process, working on the script and making adjustments based on what is learned from each production.

Skylight Theatre Company Los Angeles, CA
Cleveland Public Theatre Cleveland, OR
Theater Alliance Washington, DC
Phoenix Theatre Indianapolis, IN
Oregon Contemporary Theatre Eugene, OR

2016 Helen Hayes Awards


  • Outstanding Play
  • Director of a Play
  • Choreography in a Play
  • Sound Design
  • Lighting Design

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