Zinnias
       
     
 conception, direction, scenography and lighting design Robert Wilson   musical direction and arrangements  Toshi Reagon   libretto and music composition  Bernice Johnson Reagon et Toshi Reagon   text  Jacqueline Woodson   assistant director  Lynsey Peisinger   costumes  Carlos Soto   assistant lighting designer   Scott Bolman    scenography assistant   Jakob Oredsson    choreography, Scherzo   Millicent Johnnie    stage manager   Jane Rosenbaum    dance captain   Francesca Harper    assistant costume designer    Magdalena Klashnja
       
     
  left to right:  Charles H. Wallace, Carla Buren
       
     
  left to right:  Carla Buren, Cornelius Bethea
       
     
  left to right:  Cornelius Bethea, Sheryl Sutton
       
     
 Carla Buren
       
     
 Darynn Zimmer
       
     
 Francesca Harper
       
     
  left to right:  Jennifer Nikki Kidwell, Charles H. Wallace, Karma Mayet, Cornelius Bethea, Francesa Harper, Carla Buren, Sheryl Sutton
       
     
 Jennifer Nikki Kidwell
       
     
  left to right:  Robert Osborne, Carla Buren
       
     
  left to right:  Carla Buren,   Nat Chandler, Robert Osborne
       
     
  left to right:  Charles H. Wallace, Cornelius Bethea, Francesca Harper, Josette Newsam-Marchak, Jennifer Nikki Kidwell
       
     
  left to right:  Charles H. Wallace, Carla Buren, Cornelius Bethea
       
     
  ensemble
       
     
  sketch for Clementine Hunter
       
     
  sketch for Emmanuel, played by Charles H. Wallace    
       
     
  sketch for Mama, played by Josette Newsam-Marchak
       
     
  sketch for Male Ensemble, 1st variant
       
     
  sketch for Male Ensemble, 2nd variant    
       
     
  sketch for Female Ensemble, 1st variant
       
     
  sketch for Female Ensemble, 2nd varient
       
     
  sketch for Cammie Henry, played by Karma Mayet
       
     
  sketch for François Mignon, played by Robert Osborne
       
     
  sketch for James Register, played by Nat Chandler
       
     
  forms refined through fitting process
       
     
Zinnias
       
     
Zinnias

Peak Performances, 2013; Les Nuits de Fourvière Festival, Lyon, 2014

Robert Wilson's "Zinnias:The Life of Clementine Hunter" with music by Bernice Johnson Reagon and Toshi Reagon, book by Jacqueline Woodson, premiered on January 25, 2013 presented by Peak Performances at Montclair State University.

Performers: Cornelius Bethea, Carla Duren, Francesca Harper, Karma Mayet, Jennifer Nikki Kidwell, Josette Newsam-Marchak, Charles E. Wallace, Nat Chandler, Robert Osborne, Darynn Zimmer

All images: ©Stephanie Berger. All Rights Reserved.

 conception, direction, scenography and lighting design Robert Wilson   musical direction and arrangements  Toshi Reagon   libretto and music composition  Bernice Johnson Reagon et Toshi Reagon   text  Jacqueline Woodson   assistant director  Lynsey Peisinger   costumes  Carlos Soto   assistant lighting designer   Scott Bolman    scenography assistant   Jakob Oredsson    choreography, Scherzo   Millicent Johnnie    stage manager   Jane Rosenbaum    dance captain   Francesca Harper    assistant costume designer    Magdalena Klashnja
       
     

conception, direction, scenography and lighting design
Robert Wilson

musical direction and arrangements
Toshi Reagon

libretto and music composition
Bernice Johnson Reagon et Toshi Reagon

text
Jacqueline Woodson

assistant director
Lynsey Peisinger

costumes
Carlos Soto

assistant lighting designer
Scott Bolman

scenography assistant
Jakob Oredsson

choreography, Scherzo
Millicent Johnnie

stage manager
Jane Rosenbaum

dance captain
Francesca Harper

assistant costume designer

Magdalena Klashnja

  left to right:  Charles H. Wallace, Carla Buren
       
     

left to right: Charles H. Wallace, Carla Buren

  left to right:  Carla Buren, Cornelius Bethea
       
     

left to right: Carla Buren, Cornelius Bethea

  left to right:  Cornelius Bethea, Sheryl Sutton
       
     

left to right: Cornelius Bethea, Sheryl Sutton

 Carla Buren
       
     

Carla Buren

 Darynn Zimmer
       
     

Darynn Zimmer

 Francesca Harper
       
     

Francesca Harper

  left to right:  Jennifer Nikki Kidwell, Charles H. Wallace, Karma Mayet, Cornelius Bethea, Francesa Harper, Carla Buren, Sheryl Sutton
       
     

left to right: Jennifer Nikki Kidwell, Charles H. Wallace, Karma Mayet, Cornelius Bethea, Francesa Harper, Carla Buren, Sheryl Sutton

 Jennifer Nikki Kidwell
       
     

Jennifer Nikki Kidwell

  left to right:  Robert Osborne, Carla Buren
       
     

left to right: Robert Osborne, Carla Buren

  left to right:  Carla Buren,   Nat Chandler, Robert Osborne
       
     

left to right: Carla Buren, Nat Chandler, Robert Osborne

  left to right:  Charles H. Wallace, Cornelius Bethea, Francesca Harper, Josette Newsam-Marchak, Jennifer Nikki Kidwell
       
     

left to right: Charles H. Wallace, Cornelius Bethea, Francesca Harper, Josette Newsam-Marchak, Jennifer Nikki Kidwell

  left to right:  Charles H. Wallace, Carla Buren, Cornelius Bethea
       
     

left to right: Charles H. Wallace, Carla Buren, Cornelius Bethea

  ensemble
       
     

ensemble

  sketch for Clementine Hunter
       
     

sketch for Clementine Hunter

  sketch for Emmanuel, played by Charles H. Wallace    
       
     

sketch for Emmanuel, played by Charles H. Wallace

 

  sketch for Mama, played by Josette Newsam-Marchak
       
     

sketch for Mama, played by Josette Newsam-Marchak

  sketch for Male Ensemble, 1st variant
       
     

sketch for Male Ensemble, 1st variant

  sketch for Male Ensemble, 2nd variant    
       
     

sketch for Male Ensemble, 2nd variant

 

  sketch for Female Ensemble, 1st variant
       
     

sketch for Female Ensemble, 1st variant

  sketch for Female Ensemble, 2nd varient
       
     

sketch for Female Ensemble, 2nd varient

  sketch for Cammie Henry, played by Karma Mayet
       
     

sketch for Cammie Henry, played by Karma Mayet

  sketch for François Mignon, played by Robert Osborne
       
     

sketch for François Mignon, played by Robert Osborne

  sketch for James Register, played by Nat Chandler
       
     

sketch for James Register, played by Nat Chandler

  forms refined through fitting process
       
     

forms refined through fitting process