On the Grounds of Belonging

On the Grounds of Belonging

by Ricardo Pérez González

Originally produced at Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT

October 9 – November 3, 2019



About the Premiere Production:

Synopsis: Timeless in its telling, this stirring, universal story of star-crossed lovers will sweep you away. In Houston at the height of Jim Crow, segregation pervades society in every way, including the underground and illegal gay bar scene. One night a chance encounter between Russell, a local at the blacks-only Gold Room, and Tom, from the whites-only Red Room, leads to a forbidden romance that could destroy them both. The spellbinding On the Grounds of Belonging signals the arrival of a bold new voice in the American theatre.


Cast: Craig Bockhorn, Jeremiah Clapp, Tracey Conyer Lee, Blake Anthony Morris, Thomas Silcott and Calvin Leon Smith.

Director: David Mendizábal

Set Designer: Wilson Chin

Lighting Designer:  Cha See

Costume Designer: Ntokozo Fuzunina Kunene

Sound Designer: Mauricio Escamilla

Fight Director and Intimacy ConsultantDavid Anzuelo

Additional funders: OPENING NIGHT SPONSOR Wojtek Borowski, Ray Baldelli – Edgehill Realtors, LLC