Stewby Zora Howard
Regional Premiere by Zora Howard
Directed by Rosalind Bevan
Three generations of women gather at their family home to cook and honor an anniversary together. Tensions simmer with all the Tucker women under one roof, and things come to a boil as the outside world begins to intrude upon the sanctity of Mama’s kitchen.
Zora Howard’s (TV’s Premature) award-winning play STEW makes its regional premiere at Gloucester Stage July 7 to 23, directed by Rosalind Bevan making her GSC directing debut. The 2021 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Drama is a hilarious and haunting drama that explores the unbreakable bond between three generations of Black women and reveals the power that loss holds over our lives when we refuse to share it with others.
Performances are Wednesday & Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday & Saturday at 8:00pm, and matinees Saturday & Sunday at 3:00pm indoors at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester MA.
Critical Praise for Zora Howard’s STEW
“comic broad strokes and rapid-fire dialogue”
“intimate drama [that] invites a comfortable familiarity”
“A captivating story that’s intimate, funny, & heartbreaking in equal measure.”
Meet the Creative Team
Zora Howard / Playwright
Zora Howard is a Harlem-bred writer and performer. Plays include STEW, AtGN, Bust, and In Good Faith. Her work has been developed by Page 73 Productions, SPACE at Ryder Farm, Pipeline Theatre Company, Yale University, and Collaborative Artists Bloc, among others. As a performer, she has appeared on HBO, TV One, PBS, and NBC. In 2019, her feature film Premature, which she co-wrote and starred in, had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival and will be released by IFC Films in early 2020. She is a member of the 2019 Interstate 73 Writers Group and Pipeline PlayLab. She holds a BA from Yale University and an MFA from UCSD.
Rosalind Bevan / Director
Rosalind Bevan is a director and producer. Rosalind is currently the Casting & Producing Associate at The Huntington Theatre Company and Creative Producer at Newton Theatre Company. Some of her directing credits include NO CHILD… and TWILIGHT LOS ANGELES, 1992 at Newton Theatre Company, ECHOES by Patrick Gabridge and THE 54TH IN ’22 by Kirsten Greenidge, two short audio plays at The Huntington. THE MOORS and PROOF at Boston University. And she assistant directed WITCH at The Huntington and GREATER GOOD at Company One. She has also directed a number of readings and workshops.
Roz has also led a series of workshops about professional theatre and audition technique at various colleges and universities including Boston Conservatory, Northeastern University, and Wabash College. You may have also read her theatre criticism in WBUR’s The ARTery. Roz holds a BFA in Theatre Arts Design & Production with an Emphasis in Directing from Boston University.