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by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed. By Skylar Evans

"A fascinating and funny riff on the traditional morality play Everyman, Everybody charts one person’s quest to understand the meaning of life. Along the way, they come across some familiar characters, including Friendship, Kinship, Stuff, Mind, Five Senses and Understanding, before facing the ultimate and inevitable encounter with Death.
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ highly inventive script includes an on-stage lottery at the start of each performance to determine which actors will play some of the key roles. Symbolizing the randomness of death, this last-minute twist brings an exciting edge of unpredictability to every show.
The critically acclaimed Everybody earned playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Gloria, An Octoroon) his second nomination for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama (2018)."

"Provocative and involving... Wildly funny" - Huffington Post
“Fills the heart in a new and unexpected way” —The New Yorker

Link to interview in North Bay Stage and Screen


Khalid Shayota – Usher/God/Understanding 

Bonnie Jean Shelton – Death 

Dana Hunt – Somebody 

Lindsay John – Somebody 

Sam Minnifield – Somebod

Allie Nordby – Somebody 

Caitlin Strom-Martin – Somebody 

Lexi Lawson / Indiana Atchley – Girl/Time

Lulu Thompsxn – Love 

Neil Thollander – US/Somebody


Production Team

Director - Skylar Evans

Ally Bray - Intimacy Director

Artistic Lead - Serena Elize Flores

Stage Manager-Lexus Fletcher

Props-Serena Elize Flores

Costumer-Serena Elize Flores

Lighting Designer-Skylar Evans

Sound Designer-Skylar Evans

Set Designer-Skylar Evans

LET Production Associate - Vicki Martinez

Playwright - Branden Jacobs-Jenkins


Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is a Brooklyn-based playwright, producer and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist. His plays include Girls, Everybody (Signature Theatre), War (Yale Rep; Lincoln Center/LCT3), Gloria (Vineyard Theatre), Appropriate (Obie Award; Signature Theatre), An Octoroon (Obie Award; Soho Rep, Theatre for a New Audience), and Neighbors (The Public Theater). Most recently he was the showrunner, executive producer, and writer for Hulu/FX’s drama series, “Kindred,” based on Octavia E. Butler’s groundbreaking novel. A Premiere Resident playwright at Signature Theatre, his honors include USA Artists, Guggenheim, and MacArthur fellowships, the Windham-Campbell Prize for Drama, and the inaugural Tennessee Williams Award and he currently serves as Vice President of the Dramatists Guild council. He teaches at Yale University.

Director - Skylar Evans

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After appearing on the Left Edge stage in both Pass Over and The Play That Goes Wrong, as well as a recent run of the one-man play adaptation of Sleepy Hollow at 6th Street, Skylar is so happy to be directing a show by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. While he wears many theatrical hats, he is grateful to return to his passion of directing, and feels lucky to have this amazing team. Favorite past directing credits include: Assassins (Co-directed, Sonoma Arts Live), Henry IV Part 1 (Petaluma Shakespeare Company), and Fuddy Meers (Cloverdale PAC). His favorite lighting credit is definitely Les Misérables (SRJC). You might spot him around town as a friendly, neighborhood electrician.

Director's Notes from Skylar Evans

Director’s Note:
What is more universal than Death?

Regardless of any potential separation one person might have from another, both are still both going to die. I mean, eventually! And, difficult as it is to sit down and contemplate or even discuss it, it is a collective inevitability.

So enter stage left: Everybody: an extremely meta-theatrical morality play, adapted from a 15th Century play (itself having origins even further that!), complete with a lottery every performance so that actors and audience members alike are kept on their toes; both a metaphor for the randomness of Death, as well as the diversity of Life. At times seeming so simple, at others, incredibly challenging, this play has been a joy to see through from original pitch to opening night.

What once appeared as initial obstacles have been embraced as opportunities for this show: no lobby for the audience before the show / the actors cannot get from the dressing room to the stage without being seen? Great, the show is happening all around you, as soon as you walk in the door!

To mount such a challenging show, I am incredibly grateful to have such a kind and supportive team; each and every one has been the absolute best to work with during this process. From contributing ideas to the music played before and after the show, helping to record sound cues, contributing to the set, the costumes, and, of course, being there for each other on and off stage in this intensely vulnerable process; I appreciate them all.

Oscar Wilde in 1889 penned “Life imitates Art more than Art imitates Life,” and this has me questioning how Death fits into that equation, and how we’ll never know, until we know.

I hope you see a little piece of yourself in Everybody.

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Artistic Circle
Founder/Advisor – Argo Thompson
Artistic Lead – Serena Elize Flores
Marketing Associate – Brittany Law Hasbany
Casting Associate – Lexus Fletcher
Production Associate – Vicki Martinez
Communications Associate – Jenny Hollingworth

Play Reading Committee
Skylar Evans
Serena Elize Flores
Margaret Hee
Jenny Hollingworth
Cheryl King
Caitlin Strom-Martin
Beulah Vega
Zane Walters

Special Thanks
Tara and Kai Thompson
Milton Woolley
Jonathen Blue
Ally Bray
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