HELA by Lauren Gunderson and Geetha Reddy
TheatreFirst, Berkeley, CA (2017)
HeLa evokes and explores the story of Henrietta Lacks, the African-American woman whose hard life and young death produced the most powerful line of immortal cells the world has ever seen. This lyrical theatrical mash up will explore the science, legacy, tragedy, poetry, and universal truths that one woman’s story and biology can offer the world.
by Evren Odcikin, [HeLa has] poetic audacity, imagination, and wit."
Akemi Okamura, Sarah Mitchell, Khary Moye, Richard Pallaziol, Desiree Rodgers, Jeunée Simon
Ellen Boener (production stage manager), Bailey Hikawa (scenic design), Stephanie Anne Johnson (lighting design), Devon LaBelle (props), Kevin Myrick (sound design), Salim Razawi (stage manager), Maggie Whittaker (costume design)