WHEN DAY COMES

When Day Comes was developed by Crossroads Theatre Company and Sweet Honey In The Rock. It was performed at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center in September 2021 as the inaugural piece of the Crossroads Festival Theatre. 

When Day Comes is an exploration of the COVID-19 pandemic, the racial injustice in America, and the ties which bind people together told through poetry, dance and the acclaimed music of a cappella group Sweet Honey in the Rock. The piece was inspired by National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman's poem "The Hill We Climb". 

Direction and Playwriting: Ricardo Khan

Set Design: Maruti Evans

Costume Design: Mika Eubanks

Lighting Design: Nicole E. Lang

Projection Design: Caite Hevner

Projection Design Associate: Brian Pacelli

Sound Design: John Gromada

Sound Design Assistant: Joel Abbott

Production Dramaturgy: Sydné Mahone

Stage Management: Samuel-Moses Jones

Choreography: Dianne McIntyre

Cast:  Ernest Bentley, Ashley Nicole Baptiste, Aisha Kahlil, Louise Robinson, Carol Maillard, Nitanju Bolade Casel

Bass: Romeir Mendez

Production Management: Ted Crimy

Covid Safety: Erica Leigh

Assistant Lighting Design: Erin MacDevitt

Lighting Supervisor: Tommy Williamson

Light Board Programming: Brian Lenahan

Photos: Austin Donohue 

Crossroads Photo Archive: https://www.crossroadstheatrecompany.org/show/when-day-comes