Funnyhouse of a Negro

Adrienne Kennedy’s Funnyhouse of a Negro is an avant-garde one-act drama about a young African American college student named Negro Sarah who desperately wishes that she was white. This captivating one act play explores the psychological trauma of race and identity in America that is amazingly salient today over 50 years after Kennedy’s Obie award for this work.

Funnyhouse of a Negro Cast/Crew

Nicole Hodges Persley


Jabrelle Herbin

as Negro Sarah

Collin Fewell

as Raymond/Funnyhouse Man

Lanette King

as Queen Victoria Regina

Terraye Watson

as Patrice Lumumba

Laura Jacobs

as Mother/Funnyhouse Lady

Khrystal Coppage

as Duchess of Hapsburg

Lewis Morrow

as Jesus

Timothy Burks

as The Father

Doug Schroeder

Doug Schroeder


Melonnie Walker

Melonnie Walker


Timmia Hearn

Assistant Dir/Stage Manager

Pere DeRoy

Assistant Stage Manager

Dennis Jackson

Dennis Jackson

Sound Designer

Robert Crone

Costumer/Set Dresser