Producer / March 2018
Lynchburg, Virginia, on the former site of a cotton mill. 14 year old Ruffrino is struggling to make sense of his place in an impoverished world filled with seemingly random killings of young black men. As his anger towards reality grows, he moves further away from his family. Losing himself online, Ruffrino’s world sinks around him while he battles to wake up the zombies and prove by any means necessary that Black Lives Matter.
★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ Evening Standard
Br’er Cotton was shortlisted for both the Theatre503 Playwriting Award 2016 and the Relentless Award and had its European premiere at Theatre503 in March 2018. Nominated for Best Play, Best Design, Best Video Design and Best Male In A Supporting Role at the Offies, the Off-West End Awards.
Jake produced Br’er Cotton as Theatre503’s in-house producer.
Directed by Roy Alexander Weise
Designed by Jemima Robinson
Lighting Design by Amy Mae
Video Design by Louise Rhoades-Brown
Sound and Original Composition by Harry Linden Johnson
Costume Supervision by Hanne Talbot
Assistant Direction by Jordan John
Assistant Producing by Samara Thompson