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November 10, 2022 - November 20, 2022

Soul Tapes

By JaMario Stills and Will Johnson
Adapted from "The Soul Tapes of Black Folk" by Will Johnson
Directed by JaMario Stills

A celebration of Black being through the ages.

In 2105, soul musician Taji and filmmaker Siya bond over their shared love of vintage media: cassette tapes, film reels, and the public access television show “Beautiful Black Brilliance,” featuring a record store owner named Genesis Jones. But when Taji and Siya’s relationship is challenged by a tempting celestial force, Genesis, a sage and ancestor, guides them through a series of surprising revelations that help illuminate their path. Soul Tapes explores the challenges of when shared visions are tested by individual pursuits. 

Cast & Creative

Cast
Angelique Dina
Taji/Tonisha
Will Johnson
Genesis Jones
JaQuan Malik Jones '23
Siya/Marquis
JaMario Stills
Brotha Jakeem Ali

Creative

JaMario Stills
Director, Writer, and Costume Designer
Will Johnson
Composer and Video Imagery Designer
Sara Ossana
Sceneographer and Creative Producer
Shivani Pinapotu
Assistant Set Designer
Ebony Burton
Lighting Designer
Anne Drummond
Sound Designer
SeifAllah Salotto-Cristobal
Projection Designer
Lisa Biggs
Dramaturg
Cloteal L. Horne '20
Dramaturg