MCC Theater has announced full casting for the world premiere of soft by Donja R. Love, directed by Whitney White. The show will begin previews Off-Broadway May 12 in the Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space. It will officially open June 6 and play through June 19.
Featured in the cast are Leon Addison Brown as Mr. Cartwright, Biko Eisen-Martin as Mr. Isaiah, Dharon Jones as Antoine, Essence Lotus as Dee, Travis Raeburn as Bashir, Shakur Tolliver as Kevin, Dario Vazquez as Jamal, and Ed Ventura as Eddie.
Developed at Williamstown Theatre Festival, the show follows a correctional boarding school teacher, Mr. Isaiah, and his response to one of his students dying by suicide. During soft's limited run, the theatre will host Black Theater Night and Queer and Here showings.
The play will feature scenic design by Adam Rigg, costume design by Qween Jean, lighting design by Cha See, sound design by Germán Martínez, original music by Mauricio Escamilla, and fight direction by UnkleDave’s Fight-House. The props supervisor is Andrew Diaz and the production stage manager is Rachel Denise April.
For more information, visit MCCTheater.com.