Broken Morning

Broken Morning
Stories from the Death Row Factory HERE Arts Center
February-March, 2003

  • Written by Chiori Miyagawa, based on her interviews with death row inmates in Huntsville Penitentiary in Texas.
  • Director: Sonoko Kawahara
  • Performance: George Hannah, Brian Nishii, Kaipo Schwab, Margi Sharp, and Sophia Skiles
  • Lyricist: Mark Campbell
  • Music: Daniel Sonenberg
  • Lights: Garin Maeschall
  • Costumes: Naama Greenfield
  • Sound: Andy Cohen
  • Stage Manager: Kristen Petliski
  • Associate Producer: Hillary Spector
  • Assistant Producer: Megan Riordan

Photos by Adrian Buckmaster

“Playwright Chiori Miyagawa is one of the most original voices in New York theatre. After an initial splash with the Michael Mayer-directed America Dreaming (with music by Tan Dun and featuring a then-unknown Billy Crudup), she has been on the razor’s edge of downtown theatre with recent works like Woman Killer, Awakening and Jamaica Avenue.”

“Broken Morning is compelling storytelling of the highest order; it will cause you to ask questions, to challenge your assumptions, and to reconsider what you thought you knew about fundamental social issues. This is theatre at its best, doing what theatre does best. It is not to be missed.”