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Antonio’s Song / I Was Dreaming of a Son

By Dael Orlandersmith and Antonio Edwards Suarez
Directed by Mark Clements

January 26 — March 6, 2022

Stiemke Studio

Approximate Running Time: 90 minutes no intermission
Recommended Age: 16 and up


Co-World Premiere

Antonio’s Song is a poetic journey of a dancer/artist/father questioning the balance of his passions – art, culture, family. From the streets of Brooklyn to Russia’s ballet training studios, Antonio struggles to reconcile multiple ethnic identities. He wrestles with the legacy of stereotypes of masculinity while discovering the beauty of becoming a father. Dael Orlandersmith’s powerful poetry is intermixed with stunning original movement, music and evocative projected imagery to create a wholly unique and stunning performance by the breathtaking Antonio Edwards Suarez

“It’s brilliantly, movingly done, with a virtuosic performance by Suarez” – DC Metro


A John (Jack) D. Lewis New Play Development Program Production

Executive Producers
Catherine & Buddy Robinson

Associate Producers
Connie & John Kordsmeier

The Stiemke Studio Season is presented by Four-Four Foundation

Artists

Headshot photo of Antonio Edwards Suarez *
Antonio Edwards Suarez *
Playwright / Performer
Headshot photo of Dael Orlandersmith
Dael Orlandersmith
Playwright / Performer
Headshot photo of Mark Clements
Mark Clements
Director
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Headshot photo of
Antonio Edwards Suarez *
Playwright / Performer
Headshot photo of
Dael Orlandersmith
Playwright / Performer
Headshot photo of
Mark Clements
Director

Scenic Designer

Luciana Stecconi

Costume Designer

Peggy McKowen

Lighting Designer

John Ambrosone

Sound Designer

Andre J. Pluess

Choreographer

Alexandra Beller

Projection Designer

Jared Mezzocchi

Deanie Vallone

Dramaturg

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.