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The Emancipation of Mandy and Miz Ellie

The Emancipation of Mandy & Miz Ellie

A World Premiere by Lois Roach
Directed by Victoria Marsh
Featuring OrigiNation
April 30 – May 22, 2010
The Plaza Theatre @ The Boston Center of the Arts

THE EMANCIPATION OF MANDY AND MIZ ELLIE illuminates the story of two women whose lives become inextricably intertwined with a single purchase. An examination of life surrounding the Emancipation Proclamation, this touching and relevant journey told through live percussion, rhythmic movement and the songs of freedom makes history, her story. Company One is proud to continue its commitment to producing new work with this world premiere by local playwright, director and company member Lois Roach.

Rhythm, song and dance collide in a triumphant tale of hope!

Featuring OrigiNation Dance Troupe!


Plaza Theatre
539 Tremont Street
South End, Boston, MA

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Calderwood Pavilion at the
Boston Center for the Arts
527 Tremont St.
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264 Huntington Ave.



  • Lois Roach
  • Victoria Marsh
  • Shaumba Yandje Dibinga
  • Alvin Terry
    Composer & Percussionist
  • Brendan Doyle
    Sound Designer
  • Erik Diaz
    Scenic Designer
  • Benjamin Williams
    Lighting Designer
  • Katie O'Neill
    Costume Designer
  • Ellie Anders
    Props Designer
  • Christine DeLima
    1st Assistant Stage Manager
  • Karthik Subramanian
    2nd Assistant Stage Manager
  • Kate Snodgrass
  • Anne Morgan
  • Sarah Cohan
    Production Manager
  • Mark Abby VanDerzee
    Technical Director
  • Danny Bryck
    Dialect Coach
  • Hannah Floyd
    Costume Assistant
  • Jacqui Yau
    Costume Assistant
  • Lauren Glover
    Master Electrician

  • Jessica Chance

  • Elizabeth Rimar

  • Brett Marks

  • James Milord

  • Michael Steven Costello

  • Fedna Jacquet

  • DeLinda Sales

  • Fedner Dorrelus

  • Jeremy Towle

  • Laura Murphy

  • Roderick Calloway

  • Lois Roach
    In recent years, Lois directed ARTiculation at Company One, Treemonisha by Scott Joplin for Opera Providence, Legacy of Light by Karen Zacarias for the Lyric Stage Company, the world premiere of A House With No Walls at the New Repertory Theater, the world premiere of Six Rounds/ Six Lessons with Company One, as well as the Boston premieres of Crowns and Living Out at the Lyric Stage Company. An award-winning producer and director, she was commissioned to write and direct a performance piece for the 25th anniversary of Casa Myrna Vazquez, a shelter for battered women, which featured actress Phylicia Rashad. In Derry, Northern Ireland, she worked with a group of artists on the theater project, Borderlands, which brought together women from the Catholic, Protestant and Southern communities. Lois also teaches at Wellesley College, works with First Night and coordinates the Stony Brook Initiative at Northeastern University.

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