Marin Residents Turn Out for “In the Red and Brown Water”

Jared McNeill, Lakisha May, Isaiah Johnson, and Dawn L. Troupe in the Marin Theatre Company production of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s “In the Red and Brown Water,” a special outdoor performance in Marin City.

Local residents enjoyed a free outdoor performance of Marin Theatre Company’s production of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s “In the Red and Brown Water,” last Saturday in Marin City.
Audience members met and chatted with cast members and playwright McCraney after the show. Also attending were Felicia Gaston of Performing Stars and Maureen Parton of Marin County Supervisor Charles McGlashan’s office.
“In the Red and Brown Water” is the first part of the acclaimed trilogy, “The Brother Sister Plays.”
A second free performance takes place Sept. 25, 1 p.m.,  in Marin City at 200 Lot Courtyard.
McCraney is a rising African American playwright who has won many accolades. His trilogy is influenced by his experiences growing up in the Liberty City housing projects outside Miami. The plays draw on West African Yoruba and Afro-Christian Santeria traditions.

From left to right: MTC Director of Expanded Programs Josh Costello, Performing Stars Executive Director Felecia Gaston, playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, and Ryan Rilette, MTC Producing Director and Director of the play.

These free outdoor performances provide a viewing opportunity for those who do not usually attend professional theater. This brilliant play features an almost entirely African American cast.
Performing Stars and the Marin Housing Authority are presenting partners with Marin Theatre Company for these two free events. Funding from Marin Community Foundation, Marin County Supervisor Charles McGlashan and the Koret Foundation support the performances.
For information about the play visit or call  (415) 388-5208.
For information about the trilogy  go to