Choir Boy by Tarell Alvin McCraney June 16 - 26, 2022

Choir Boy 

Choir Boy performs June 16 - 26, 2022.

The season continues with 2019 Tony Award nominee for Best Play, Choir Boy, written by Tarell Alvin McCraney, who won the 2017 Academy Award for his adapted screenplay of the film MoonlightIn the soaring, music-filled Choir Boy, the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys is dedicated to the creation of strong, ethical black men. Pharus wants nothing more than to take his rightful place as leader of the school’s legendary gospel choir. Can he find his way inside the hallowed halls of this institution if he sings in his own key? 


Choir Boy is appropriate for high schoolers. Some strong language and intimacy. 


Headmaster Marrow            LeBaron Thorton

Mr. Pendleton                       Jeffrey Lackey

Pharus                                  Averis Anderson

Bobby Marrow                      Rosha Washington

Junior Davis                         Joshua Griffin

AJ                                         Vincent Banks

David Heard                          Nicholas Javon




Director                                 Nicholas Ashe

Music Director                      Clif St. Laurent

Scenic Designer                   Joey Moro

Costume Designer               Tiera Patterson

Lighting Designer                 Joey Moro

Sound Designer                   Ghazi Gamali



“Believe the buzz. CHOIR BOY, the small but mighty coming-of-age play by Tarell Alvin McCraney deserves its kudos. [The play] captures the bristling tensions at a prestigious prep school for African American boys when a flamboyantly gay youth is named leader of their celebrated gospel choir.” —Variety.

“The sweet harmonies of classic spirituals unite the sometimes fractious voices of the young men in CHOIR BOY…but when they raise their voices in unison, they offer a glimpse of a world in which the cruelty that can divide and destroy is dissolved in a graceful, embracing order. [An] affecting and honest portrait…of a gay youth tentatively beginning to find the courage to let the truth about himself become known.” —NYTimes

“In his stirring and stylishly told drama, Tarell Alvin McCraney cannily explores race and sexuality and the graces and gravity of history.” —NY Daily News.