Playwright: August Wilson
Director: G. Val Thomas
Scenic Designer: Alan Schwanke
Costume Designer: K.D. Schill
Lighting Designer: Solomon Weisbard
Sound Designer: Sharath Patel
Stage Manager:

Original Performance Dates

January 23 - February 23 2014


(c) Portland Playhouse 2014. *Original Music by Chic, Thin Lizzy, The Temptations, The Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker, ZZ Top, The Talking heads, Al Green, Wild Cherry, Johnny Winter, The Isley Brothers, Sly & The Family Stone, Head East, Funkadelic, The Spinners, Paul McCartney & Wings.

Jitney - Portland Playhouse

A predominate theme of the production was white culture’s encroachment on and colonization of black culture. The sound design embodied the concept of white Culture usurping land, art and ethos from black culture. The music of the transitions would start by the original artist and then transition into a white artists’ rerecorded or revamped version of the song where, often, the white artists found great success. This concept was held until the turning point of the play where the major characters suffer a massive loss and are forced to take control of their own situation, destiny, and future. The characters stand united taking back the jitney station, to continue the culture and keep it alive. To keep the future alive.