FABULATION, OR THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE
Play by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Jerrell Henderson
Set Design by Se Oh
Light Design by Alexander Ridgers
Production Photos by Justin Barbin
Fabulation is the satirical re-education of Undine Barnes Calles (nee, Sharona Watkins), a strong and intelligent African American business woman, who is forced to return to her estranged family in the Brooklyn projects when her Park Avenue life crumbles before her. The costumes articulate Undine’s arc from surface to substance by immediately setting up the quickly-sketched characters so the audience, like Undine, form expectations based on their appearance. Launching into a hurtling journey that de-rails these expectations through punchy social insights delivered with unexpected humor, the costumes become clothes that increasingly evoke not characters, but emotionally identifiable people.