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The Tony-winning star of Kinky Boots and Angels in America premieres a new work about coming of age in Pittsburgh amongst a bevy of fascinating and strong-willed women. Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller (Mothers and Sons, Next Fall, Adrift in Macao) directs this exciting new play.

Featuring Elain Graham, Sheria Irving, S. Epatha Merkerson, Kevyn Morrow, Larry Powell, Sharon Washington, and Lillias White.

"A richly felt and engrossing play!"

-Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

"The wondrous S. Epatha Merkerson is fearless!"

-Linda Winer, Newsday


Sheria Irving, an accomplished actor, artist, and educator, showcased her remarkable talents in "While I Yet Live." more...

S. Epatha Merkerson, a highly acclaimed film, stage, and television actor with an impressive array of accolades including an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and multiple NAACP Image Awards, brought her remarkable talent to the stage in "While I Yet Live." more...

Kevyn Morrow, known for his impressive Broadway career including roles in A Chorus Line and Dreamgirls, was also a cast member of While I Yet Live, showcasing his versatile talent in both musicals and plays. more...

Sharon Washington, who starred in Billy Porter's "While I Yet Live" at Primary Stages, has an extensive career that includes her critically acclaimed solo play "Feeding The Dragon" and notable roles on Broadway and Off-Broadway. more...

Lillias White, a Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award winner, brought her illustrious talent to the cast of "While I Yet Live," adding to her impressive repertoire that includes Broadway hits like "Dreamgirls," "Cats," and "Fela!" more...

Awards and Nominations

2015 The Lortels
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play: S. Epatha Merkerson was nominated but did not win.
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