Photos by Mike Tsai

Smart People

by Lydia R. Diamond
Dates: January 18th – 29th, 2023
Location: City Stage at Union Station
Director: Ile Haggins

Ai Vy Bui,
Ashley Kennedy, Brian Paulette & Terrace Wyatt Jr.

Closing out the 18th Season is one of the newest plays ever produced at KCAT by an incredible playwright who has been making a name for herself with her plays Stick Fly and The Bluest Eye. In Lydia Diamond’s Smart People, four highly educated friends gather on the eve of Barack Obama’s 2008 election to attempt to navigate the tough questions about race, and examining their biases through a lens of their backgrounds and their education.

Disclaimer: SMART PEOPLE contains strong language, sexual situations, and adult themes.

Director – Ile Haggins
Written by – Lydia R. Diamond
Stage Manager – Caroline Jackson
Scenic Designer – Ian Crawford
Costume Designer – Brad Shaw
Lighting Designer – Shelbi Arndt
Sound and Projections Designer – David Kiehl
Properties Design – Lacey Pacheco
Intimacy Coordinator – Jenise Cook