In a neighborhood on Chicago’s deep West Side, the momentum of gentrification has taken hold and things have begun to change forever. As property taxes rise and demographics shift, Hoody and D struggle to keep the only home they have ever known. But when April and Czar – a white couple intent on starting a family – buy their first home and move in next door, the very definition of home is called into question. With unflinching honesty and unapologetic humor, Broken Fences attempts to examine identity and invisibility, community and security, home and hostility in a modern American urban village that is at once foreign, and the place that these people call home.
Bruce A. Lemon Jr.
Donna Simone Johnson
Playwright – Steven Simoncic
Director – Andre Barron
Executive Producers – Taylor Gilbert & Sam Anderson
Producers – Donald Russell
Assistant Director – Lockne O’Brien
Scenic Design – John Iacovelli
Lighting Design – Derrick McDaniel
Sound Design – Joseph “Sloe” Slawinski
Costume Design – Michele Young
Stage Manager – Maurie Gonzalez
Prop Master – Bettina Zacar
Graphics – Debora Roventini