Brian Weddington and Susie Griffith Have Been Cast In That Night!
We are thrilled to announce Brian Weddington and Susie Griffith have been cast in That Night!
That Night is an exploration into the mental health impact of the criminal justice system on the lives of those it touches. The play follows the story of Dana Holland—wrongfully incarcerated for over a decade—as he recounts the events leading to his conviction and his path toward exoneration. Karen, his attorney, is also depicted.
Here is a portion of Dana’s story:
“When you sentenced to something like that, it was in the paper, ‘Got this, this animal, we got him’. I got a special privilege, since I got so much time. You on suicide watch. What have I got to lose?! I got life.”
That Night is April 12–20, 2019 at Stage 773. Come see Brian and Susie bring the words of Dana and Karen to life.
||Brian Weddington (Dana) is an instructor of Theatre and Communication with the City Colleges of Chicago and past Assistant Professor of Theatre with the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he also received his B.A. in Theater. Continuing his studies at Rutgers University in New Jersey earned him the M.F.A. in acting. His professional acting career is extensive and varied with theatrical, film and television work throughout the United States and abroad. Some of his creative works include: Episodes of NBC’s Chicago Fire and Chicago Med, the hit movie Barbershop 2, ABC’s One Life to Live, the National Black Arts Theater Festival, the Kennedy Center’s theater production of The Darker Face of the Earth and Thieves Carnival, which was performed at the theater of Southwest Moscow.
|Susie Griffith (Karen) is thrilled to have another opportunity to work with Erasing the Distance, previously appearing in Breathe with Me as well as presenting monologue work at regional conferences. Most recently, she appeared at Chicago Shakespeare in the National Theatre’s production of An Inspector Calls. She has worked with numerous Chicago theaters, such as Court, Remy Bumppo, Silk Road, Timeline, and Steep, among others. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, and has trained at The School at Steppenwolf, Black Box Acting and Vagabond School of the Arts. Thanks to my cherished network of supportive family and friends!
Adapted from interviews by Erasing the Distance Custom Program Manager Jana Ross, Artistic Director Heather Bodie, Co-Adapter/Stage Manager Melanie Thompson and Co-Adapter/Assistant Director Cage Pierre.