Written by Robert O’Hara
Directed by Darius Johnson ’18 and Kristina Neal ’19
Produced by Brandi Moore ’19, Kelcee Everette ’18, Lethu Ntshinga ’18, and Kyle McFadden ’18


Farkas Hall

Friday, March 24th at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 25th at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 26th at 2pm
Thursday, March 30th at 7:30pm
Friday, March 31st at 7:30pm
Saturday, April 1st at 2pm
Saturday, April 1st at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 2nd at 2pm

Run time: 2 hours, 15 minutes with intermission.


Robert O’Hara’s semi-autobiographical subversive comedy tells the story of Sutter on his journey to adulthood growing up Black and gay in the late 20th century. The play follows Sutter from his childhood home, to his church, to dive bars and motel rooms as he learns from his adventures and misadventures about love, sex, identity, writing, family, friends, and ultimately himself. The show is a kaleidoscopic experience, sometimes featuring intrepid meta-theatrics other times intimate and poignant views into Sutter’s personal life. BOOTYCANDY urges audiences to examine not only Sutter’s life, but also to consider and challenge their own conceptions of race, sexuality, gender, and the ways these factors influence one’s personhood. In turn, the play in its totality invites its audience to look at the ways each of us can positively and negatively impact our communities and society at large.


Sutter … Nicholas Whittaker
Young Black Mom, Adella, Big Shirley, Writer 1, Young Sibling, Genitalia … Tatiana DuBose-Butler
Eudarrie, Lucy, Middle Aged Mother, Intifada … Kelcee Everette
Reverend Benson, Writer 3, Stepfather, Larry, Old Granny … Jonathan Sands
Roy, Clint, Moderator, Officiant, White Man … Casey Goggin


Co-Director … Darius Johnson
Co-Director … Kristina Neal
Financial Producer … Kelcee Everette
Executive Producer … Brandi Moore
Co-Publicity Producer … Lethu Ntshinga
Co-Publicity Producer … Kyle McFadden
Stage Manager … Emily Oliveira
Co-Sound Designer … Ian Askew
Co-Sound Designer … Luke Martinez
Co-Costume Designer … Megan Sims
Co-Costume Designer … Carla Troconis
Props Manager … Audrey Effenberger
Co-Set Designer … Inaara Shiraz
Co-Set Designer … Susan Li
Technical Director … Gabby Preston
Lighting Designer … Shane Campayne