An Octoroon

Opened: April 23, 2014
Closing: June 08, 2014

An Octoroon - 2014 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

Soho Rep Theatre
46 Walker Street New York, NY 10013

A world-premiere, old-fashioned, meta-melodrama with Humor! Feelings! Live Music! Wigs! Sensation Scenes! Slave Auctions! Exploding Steamboats! Photography! And More!

Judge Peyton is dead, and his plantation Terrebonne is in financial ruins. Peyton’s handsome nephew George arrives as heir apparent, and quickly falls in love with Zoe, a beautiful “octoroon.” But, the evil overseer M’Closky has other plans — for both Terrebonne and Zoe.

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Review: FREIGHT at Fountain Theatre
by Evan Henerson - Nov 29, 2023

Per playwright Howard L. Craft, the spirit of the human soul has the capacity to return to earth multiple times until it successfully learns…well…whatever it is supposed to learn. Can’t speak for the soul, but the performer J. Alphonse Nicholson needs no do-overs to embody the five incarnations of Abel Green within Craft’s play FREIGHT. Simply put, Nicholson nails each Green ably, in every possible way. Completely.

COAL MINE THEATRE Kicks Off 2023-24 Season With APPROPRIATE Beginning September 24
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 30, 2023

In September, COAL MINE THEATRE begins their 9th thrilling season with the Canadian Premiere of the 2015 Obie Award-winner for Best New American Play, Brendan Jacob's Jenkins' APPROPRIATE.  Directed by COAL MINE co-founder Ted Dykstra, APPROPRIATE runs September 24 – October 15.

A World Premiere Play, a New Bilingual Musical & More Join Atlantic Theater Company 2023-2024 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2023

Get a sneak peek into the upcoming season at Atlantic Theater Company. From world premieres to bilingual musicals, stay updated on the diverse range of productions hitting the stage in the 2023-2024 season.

Playwrights Horizons Commissions New Work by Jordan E. Cooper, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2023

Find out the latest news from Playwrights Horizons as they announce new commissions from acclaimed playwrights Jordan E. Cooper and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Discover what these talented writers have in store for audiences at Playwrights Horizons and get ready to be captivated by their upcoming productions.

Michael Shannon & Paul Sparks Led WAITING FOR GODOT & More Set for TFANA 2023-24 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2023

Discover the exciting lineup for the TFANA 2023-24 season, featuring the talented duo Michael Shannon and Paul Sparks in the iconic play Waiting for Godot. Get all the details on the dates and venue, and make sure not to miss this powerful and highly anticipated production.

World Premieres by Raja Feather Kelly, Becca Blackwell & More Set for Soho Rep 2023-24 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2023

Get ready for an incredible season of theater at Soho Rep, featuring world premieres by Raja Feather Kelly, Becca Blackwell, and more. Find out what exciting productions are coming up and experience the groundbreaking work of these talented artists.

Definition Theatre Reveals 2023 Amplify Festival Finalists
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 20, 2023

Definition Theatre has revealed the finalists of the Amplify Series Three New Play Commissioning Program. 

World Premiere of Michael R. Jackson & Anna K. Jacobs' TEETH & More Set for Playwrights Horizons 2023-24 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 9, 2023

Playwrights Horizons has announced its 2023-24 season, featuring six new productions. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Signature Theatre Announces Cast And Creatives For The World Premiere Of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' THE COMEUPPANCE
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 20, 2023

Signature Theatre announces the cast and creative team of its world premiere production of MacArthur Fellow Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' The Comeuppance, directed by Eric Ting. Concluding Jacobs-Jenkins' Premiere Residency—and Signature's 2022-2023 season of personal and profound works from its Resident writers—The Comeuppance runs May 16–June 25.

Soho Rep's 2023 Gala Will Honor Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
by Stephi Wild - Apr 18, 2023

For its 2023 Spring Fête, Soho Rep will honor Obie winner, MacArthur Fellow, two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, and Soho Rep board member Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, in a performance-packed evening directed by Raja Feather Kelly.

Joe Mantello, Laurie Metcalf & More to be Featured in Steppenwolf Theatre Company 2023/24 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2023

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced its 2023/24 Season, featuring three world premieres and three Chicago premieres. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets!

Joe Spano & More to Star in Rolling Southern California Premiere of THE REALISTIC JONESES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2023

Laguna Playhouse announced, in association with Gare St. Lazare, Ireland and the Rubicon Theatre Company, Faline England, Sorcha Fox, Conor Lovett and Joe Spano starring in the rolling Southern California premiere of THE REALISTIC JONESES, written by Will Eno and directed by Judy Hegarty-Lovett.

World Premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' THE COMEUPPANCE to be Presented at Signature Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2023

Signature Theatre will present the world premiere of MacArthur Fellow Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s The Comeuppance, directed by Eric Ting.

Meet the Cast of NEW YORK, NEW YORK; Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 24, 2023

New York, New York begins previews tonight, Friday, March 24, 2023. The musical officially opens Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at Broadway's St. James Theatre. Meet the cast of New York, New York!

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Wins Inaugural Pinnacle Commission From South Coast Repertory and Playwrights Horizons
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2023

South Coast Repertory and Playwrights Horizons have announced that playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins has been awarded the first Pinnacle Commission.

Thomas Jay Ryan, Cara Ricketts, Thom Sesma & More to Star in ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM at the Lucille Lortel Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 7, 2023

RED BULL THEATER has announced the cast for the first of its two Off-Broadway productions, Arden of Faversham, opening this Spring at the newly renovated Lucille Lortel Theatre.

Video: Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for NEW YORK, NEW YORK; Plus Watch a New Trailer!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 1, 2023

The full cast and creative team has been announced for the brand new Kander & Ebb musical, NEW YORK, NEW YORK. Plus, check out a new trailer of the cast in action!

Cleveland Public Theatre Presents TEST FLIGHT 2023
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 6, 2023

Cleveland Public Theatre has announced the Test Flight 2023 series. Test Flight is a multi-week series that showcases new work on its way to full production, providing both local and national artists with the keys to the theatre and the opportunity to co-produce original work-in-progress.

Joe Spano & More to Star in THE REALISTIC JONESES at Rubicon Theatre Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 5, 2023

Rubicon Theatre Company will present the Southern California premiere of THE REALISTIC JONESES, Wednesday, January 25 at 7:00 pm, with a press opening on Saturday, January 28 at 7:00 pm, running through Sunday, February 12.

South Coast Repertory Presents VOICES OF AMERICA This Month
by Stephi Wild - Jan 3, 2023

The centerpiece of SCR's 2022-23 season, 'Voices of America,' runs Jan. 28-Feb. 26 on the Segerstrom Stage. It encompasses both plays. Each play will take the stage four times a week, alternating performances. On Saturdays and Sundays, both plays will run-one in the afternoon, the other in the evening. That means theatregoers can see both in the same day. Tickets are available at

Patrick Page to Star in KING LEAR at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 21, 2022

Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced the cast and creative team for the upcoming production of King Lear. STC favorite Patrick Page will star as the titular king. See who else is in the cast, how to purchase tickets, and more!

South Coast Repertory Presents The Theatrical Event Of The Season: VOICES OF AMERICA
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 20, 2022

South Coast Repertory Artistic Director David Ivers described “Voices of America” as “an experience nobody's ever had before.” Managing Director Paula Tomei called it “adventurous theatre.” And the rotating repertory of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes and Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins—fits both descriptions as they explore shared themes of family, history and legacy.

Listen: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Discusses His Early Work & More on THE DRAMATISTS GUILD PRESENTS: TALKBACK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 24, 2022

The Dramatists Guild of America is presenting season four of The Dramatists Guild Presents: TALKBACK. The Guild celebrates writers from a diverse array of backgrounds and how they’ve built meaningful careers within a constantly evolving industry. The first episode of the season debuts today with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Listen here!

Soho Rep Directors Sarah Benson and Meropi Peponides to Depart at the End of 2022-23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 13, 2022

Sarah Benson and Meropi Peponides, two of Soho Rep's three Directors, will step down at the end of the current season, after 15 and 8 years with the influential Off Broadway theater.

Roxane Gay, Sidney Madison Prescott & Carmelita Tropicana Join Soho Rep Board
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2022

Soho Rep has announced that writer and social commentator Roxane Gay, Global Head of Intelligent Automation at Spotify Sidney Madison Prescott, and artist Carmelita Tropicana have joined the organization’s Board of Directors.


An Octoroon has had 1 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2014.
An Octoroon has been nominated for several awards. These include Outstanding Music in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Cesar Alvarez, Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Mimi Lien, and Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play (Drama League Awards) for Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.



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