Grantham Coleman joins Tessa Ferrer and Michael Stahl-David in the forthcoming Public Theater production and New York premiere of Tracey Scott Wilson’s Buzzer.
Jackson left his tough Brooklyn neighborhood by winning a scholarship to Exeter, where he met Don, a play-hard rich boy who became his unlikely best friend. Now a Harvard-educated lawyer, Jackson’s bought a place in the newly gentrifying area he grew up in. But Jackson’s white girlfriend, Suzy, isn’t so sure she belongs in a community “on the verge.” When Don comes to crash with his old buddy and stay clean, his stories of the neighborhood’s dangerous past collide with the growing disconnect between Jackson and Suzy, and the treacherous sexual and racial tensions waiting just beyond the door and demanding to be let in.
Playwright Tracey Scott Wilson (The Good Negro, The Story) returns to The Public with BUZZER, a darkly funny, intensely gripping new play The Chicago Tribune calls “a sizzling drama about race, real estate and sexual betrayal.”
I had the pleasure of seeing Grantham on stage here in Los Angeles at The Geffen Playhouse, in their production of Choir Boy (written by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Trip Cullman). He is definitely a talent to keep an eye on. His other credits include One Night (Cherry Lane Theatre), Choir Boy (Manhattan Theatre Club), Romeo and Juliet (Actors Theatre of Louisville), and As You Like It (Public Theater). Grantham is a graduate of the Juilliard Drama Division.
Buzzer is directed by Anne Kauffman, and runs from March 24th to April 26.
Visit PublicTheater.org for more info and to purchase tickets.