Trae Harris (Orange Is the New Black) and more will appear in the previously announced And I and Silence off-Broadway. Written by Naomi Wallace and directed by Caitlin McLeod, the show will play a limited engagement August 5 through September 14. Opening night is set for August 25 at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center.
Joining Harris as Young Jamie will be Rachel Nicks (Nurse Jackie) as Jamie, Emily Skeggs (Fun Home) as Young Dee and Samantha Soule (A Fable) as Dee.
Two imprisoned teenagers, one black, one white, form a perilous bond. As the young women serve time, they forge a plan for survival. When the outside world proves even more dangerous than the jail itself, their private world becomes an untenable practice ground for their new lives. And I and Silence explores the fierce dreams of youth and the brutal reality of adulthood in 1950’s America.
Scenic design will be by Rachel Hauck, with costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Bradley King, and sound design by Elisheba Ittoop.