ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS

New works by local playwrights produced by The SOURCE Theatre Company.  Developing and presenting quality, never-before-seen entertainment.

The Final Mile to Providence
by Arnold King

Originally presented as The Final Mile in the form of a staged reading on December 2, 2004 at the Community College of Aurora in Aurora, Colorado directed by the author with the following cast:

Kyle Evans  Jathan Paris

Rosemary Gaines  Gwen Johnson

Kaya Gaines  Toya Davis

Nicole Gaines  Sheresa Waller

Sonia Gaines  Bianca McCovy

The Final Mile to Providence premiered on October 20, 2011 by Shadow Theatre Company & The SOURCE Theatre Company at Su Teatro @ the Denver Civic in Denver with the three parts playing in repertory. The production was directed by the author, featuring scenic design by Jimmy Walker, costume design by Kiana Coney, lighting & sound design by Arnold King, original artwork for the set by Michael Gadlin, choreography by Hugo Jon Sayles. The stage manager was Anastazia Coney with the following cast:

 

Kyle Evans  Dominique Holloway

Rosemary Gaines  LaDios Muhammad

Kaya Gaines  Kiana Coney

Nicole Gaines  Annicia Streete

Sonia Gaines  Kenya Pollard

 

In the Presence of God
by Hugo Jon Sayles

The vignette Down 'dat Dusty Road was presented by The SOURCE Theatre Company in the form of a staged reading on June 29, 2012 at the Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center in Denver, Colorado directed by the author and Arnold King, featuring lighting & projection design by Arnold King with the following cast:

 

Haven  Colette Brown

Mama Issa  Gwen Hudson

Nandi  Kiana English

Bronson  Parnell McGee II

Ensemble  Anastazia Coney

Rusty Mouth Man  Arnold King

The complete production of In the Presence of God originally opened at the Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center in Denver on November 14, 2012 produced by The SOURCE Theatre Company, directed by the author, featuring scenic design by Jimmy Walker, costume design by Kiana Coney, sound design by Dee Burleson, lighting & projection design by Arnold King, choreography by Hugo Jon Sayles. The stage manager was Arnold King and the production assistant was Anastazia Coney with the following cast:

 

Haven/Ensemble  Colette Brown

Mama Issa/Ensemble  Gwen Hudson

Nandi/Jaala Mae/Angel/Ensemble  Makelsii Simmons

Christina/Tulane/Shambalah/Ensemble  Summer Dion

Toussant/Ensemble  Derek Hill

Bronson/Dad/Jason Carlyle/Ensemble  Don Randle

Shupp/Ensemble  Parnell McGee II

Ol' Pa/Earl/Ian/Ensemble  Lawrence Allen


In the Presence of God re-opened on March 14, 2013 produced by The SOURCE Theatre Company at the Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center in Denver. The production was directed by the author, featuring scenic design by Jimmy Walker, costume design by Kiana Coney, lighting & projection design by Arnold King, sound design by Dee Burleson, choreography by Hugo Jon Sayles. The stage manager was Anastazia Coney with the following cast:

 

Haven/Ensemble  Colette Brown

Mama Issa/Ensemble  Gwen Hudson

Nandi/Jaala Mae/Angel/Ensemble  Makelsii Simmons

Christina/Tulane/Shambalah/Ensemble  Ghandia Johnson

Toussant/Ensemble  Derek Hill

Bronson/Dad/Shupp/Ensemble  Kw. Brock Johnson

Ol' Pa/Earl/Ian/Ensemble  Lawrence Allen

Jason Carlyle/Ensemble  Hugo Jon Sayles

Naveah/Ensemble  Britni LaShun

 
In the Presence of God (Radio Play)Artist Name
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The Five Points / Wrapped Around My Soul
Book by Jimmy Walker

The Five Points / Wrapped Around My Soul is an acapella musical featuring soul and R&B songs from the 50s, 60s & early 70s. The musical selections may vary dependent upon availability.

The workshop version of The Five Points / Wrapped Around My Soul was developed by The SOURCE Theatre Company from July 15 through July 29, 2013 at the Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center in Denver, Colorado directed by Jimmy Walker, with music direction by Ervia P Davis with the following cast:

 

Mah Ree  Santemu Aakhu

Pah Ree  Vincent C Robinson

Mah Baby  Micah Wright

The Five Points  Ansherea James, Darnell Walton, Latoya Willis & Mari Floyd


A revised production of The Five Points / Wrapped Around My Soul originally opened at the Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center in Denver on February 20, 2014 produced by The SOURCE Theatre Company, directed by Jimmy Walker, music direction & arrangement by Dee Burleson, costume design by Jimmy Walker, sound design by Arnold King & Dee Burleson, lighting & projection design by Arnold King. The stage manager was Arnold King with the following cast:

 

Mah Ree  Santemu Aakhu

The Five Points  Dee Burleson, Darnell Walton, Latoya Willis & Kathleen Sargent

 

Featured Video Guest: Vincent C Robinson

Featured Voiceovers by Janice Guy-Sayles and Hugo Jon Sayles

The Five Points / Wrapped Around My Soul re-opened for a one-night-only engagement on June 14, 2014 produced by The SOURCE Theatre Company at The Crossroads Theater on the Rail in Denver. The production was co-produced by the Center for Spiritual Living Denver, directed by Jimmy Walker. The stage manager was Arnold King with the following cast:

 

Mah Ree  Santemu Aakhu

The Five Points  Dee Burleson, Darnell Walton, Ansherea James & Kathleen Sargent

Featured Voiceovers by Vincent C Robinson, Janice Guy-Sayles & Hugo Jon Sayles

A revised production of The Five Points / Wrapped Around My Soul opened at the Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center in Denver on March 21, 2015 produced by The SOURCE Theatre Company, directed by Jimmy Walker; music direction & arrangement by Dee Burleson; costume design by Collette Brown; sound, lighting & projection design by Arnold King. The stage manager was Arnold King with the following cast:

 

Mah Ree  Santemu Aakhu

The Five Points  Dee Burleson, Darnell Walton, Ansherea James & Kathleen Sargent

 

Featured Video Guest: Vincent C Robinson

Featured Voiceovers by Janice Guy-Sayles & Hugo Jon Sayles

 

Packin' It In (Two Star-Crossed Artists)
by Jim Lee

Packin' It In (Two Star-Crossed Artists) opened on August 8, 2014 produced by The SOURCE Theatre Company at the Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center in Denver. The production was directed by Jimmy Walker. The stage manager was Arnold King with the following cast:

 

Freddie  Don Randle

Mona Lisa  Ebony "Isis Speaks" Booth

Packin' It In (Two Star-Crossed Artists) was presented as a stage reading as part of the 2nd EVER WordFest on April 27, 2016 produced by The SOURCE Theatre Company at the Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center in Denver. The reading was directed by Jimmy Walker. The stage manager was Arnold King with the following cast:

 

Freddie  Don Randle

Mona Lisa  OD Duhu

 

​A Good Child Too Soon
written & adapted by Jimmy Walker
from the book "Before Their Time" by Joelle Sander

A workshop production of A Good Child Too Soon was presented on April 19, 2017 as part of the 3rd EVER WordFest produced by The SOURCE Theatre Company at the Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center in Denver. The production was directed by Hugo Jon Sayles with the following cast:

 

Leticia  Shaleec Thomas 

Denise  Timesha Sumpter 

Rena  Colette Brown 

Louise  Dr. Yvonne Henderson 

Reggie  Arnold King 

The complete production of A Good Child Too Soon opened on May 18, 2017 produced by The SOURCE Theatre Company at the Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center in Denver. The production was directed by Hugo Jon Sayles, scenic & lighting design by Arnold King, sound design by Dee Burleson with the following cast:

 

Leticia  Shaleec Thomas 

Denise  Timesha Sumpter 

Rena  Colette Brown

Louise  Dr. Yvonne Henderson 

Charles / Reggie  Don Randle 

Terrance / Cyril  Arnold King

 
A Good Child Too Soon (Radio Play)Artist Name
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The Sisters, Sweetwater
by Hugo Jon Sayles

The Sisters, Sweetwater was presented in a workshop on September 15, 2011 produced by Shadow Theatre Company & The SOURCE at Su Teatro @ The Denver Civic under the direction of Jimmy Walker. The stage manager was Arnold King.

 

The Sisters, Sweetwater opened on August 17, 2017 produced by The SOURCE Theatre Company at the Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center in Denver. The production was directed by Jimmy Walker, scenic by Jimmy Walker, costume design by Jimmy Walker & Janice Guy-Sayles, lighting design by Arnold King, music arrangements & sound design by Dee Burleson. The assistant director was Hugo Jon Sayles and the stage manager was Arnold King with the following cast:

 

Chelsea Sweetwater  Janice Guy-Sayles 

Oleta Sweetwater  Felicia Gallegos Pettis 

Mama Laurel  Dr. Yvonne Henderson 

Irvin Greenwood  Antwaun D Johnson 

Sidney  Darden  Jermal Love 

Hopkins  Dee Burleson 

The Cut  Don Randle 

Dancer 1  Dawnyle Ashemu 

Dancer 2  Sharrie Gaybriano

 
 

Crying Wolf: Stories of the Lupus Warriors
by Rhonda Jackson

Crying Wolf was presented as a staged reading on May 2, 2017 produced by The SOURCE Theatre Company at Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center in Denver, CO. The reading was directed by Linda Robinson with the following cast:

Woman 1  Roslyn Washington 

Woman 2  Darcy Orrok 

Woman 3  Timesha Sumpter

 

Crying Wolf opened on February 8, 2018 produced by The SOURCE Theatre Company at Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center in Denver, CO. The production was directed by Khadija Haynes, lighting  & sound design by Arnold King. The stage manager was Arnold King with the following cast:

Woman 1  Dr. Yvonne Henderson 

Woman 2  Darcy Orrok 

Woman 3  Maru Garcia

The Rapper  Jermal Love

The Life & Times of Ol' Alfred
by Jon Ian Sayles

 

The Life & Times of Ol' Alfred opened on February 8, 2010 produced by Edwin Entertainment at Shadow Theatre in Aurora, CO. The production was directed by Hugo Jon Sayles. The stage manager was LJ Harker with the following cast:

Alfred  Tim Johnson 

Marriot / Josephine  Gwen Hudson 

Bell / Amanda  Karon Majeel 

 

The Life & Times of Ol' Alfred re-opened on June 11, 2010 produced by Shadow Theatre Company at the Shadow Theatre in Aurora. The production was directed by Hugo Jon Sayles, lighting design by Arnold King, sound design by Hugo Jon Sayles. The stage manager was Anastazia Coney with the following cast:

Alfred  Hugo Jon Sayles 

Marriot / Josephine  Lonnie McCabe 

Bell / Amanda  Karon Majeel 

The Life & Times of Ol' Alfred opened on June 16, 2011 produced by Shadow Theatre Company at the Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center in Aurora. The production was directed by Hugo Jon Sayles, lighting design by Arnold King, sound design by Hugo Jon Sayles. The stage manager was Arnold King with the following cast:

Alfred  Hugo Jon Sayles 

Marriot / Josephine  Lonnie McCabe 

Bell / Amanda  Karon Majeel

A revised production of The Life & Times of Ol' Alfred opened on May 24, 2018 produced by The SOURCE Theatre Company at the Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center in Denver. The production was directed by Hugo Jon Sayles, lighting & sound design by Arnold King. The stage manager was Arnold King with the following cast:

Alfred  Angel Mendez-Soto 

Marriot / Ensemble  Timesha Sumpter 

Imon / Amanda  Colette Brown

 
The Life and Times of Ol Alfred (Radio PArtist Name
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The B Word
by Greg Tate

The B Word opened on April 18, 2019 presented by Su Teatro as part of the 5th EVER WordFest & Artists of Color Summit, produced by The SOURCE Theatre Company at Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center in Denver, CO. The production was directed by Jimmy Walker, lighting  & sound design by Arnold King. The stage manager was Arnold King with the following cast:

Rion Evans Gavines

Michael Bateman  Mark

Don Randle  Miles

 

Suicide Lies
by Karon Majeel

Suicide Lies opened on August 22, 2019 produced by The SOURCE Theatre Company at Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center in Denver, CO. The production was directed by Hugo Jon Sayles, lighting  & sound design by Arnold King. The stage manager was Arnold King with the following cast:

Rav’n Moon  Narrator (Liz)
Maria Ibederci Rodriguez  Suicide
Laura Chavez  Elena
Iliana L Barron  Mercedes
Angelica Rivera  Marisol / Carla
Esther Pinales  Esperanza / Yvonne
OD Duhu  Tina / Coco

LaDios Muhammad  Yolanda
Shadi Kafi  Miranda  

 
Sucide Lies (Radio Play)Artist Name
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