A New Play by Danielle Deadwyler
Equal parts performance art and domestic drama, RIP explores the collapse of a young couple's union. Written by screen and stage actress Danielle Deadwyler (The Watchmen, Atlanta), and starring Jasmine Thomas, this show is a breathtaking deep dive into the lifecycle of relationships.
In the Theatre Ticket: $35
On the Screen Ticket: $10 - If you plan to screen this performance with family and friends, please consider donating the price of additional tickets to support the theatre and working artists. To purchase this option, please select any date of the performance and choose "On the Screen." Your link to stream the show will be sent to you via email on October 26, 2020 and can be viewed at any time until November 8, 2020.
Virtual Viewing Party: October 29 at 8:30 PM - Join us for a virtual viewing party of the show followed by a post-show discussion!
Synchronicity Theatre’s staff and administration weighed the option to offer live theatre experiences very carefully and determined that the less-risky, safer approach is to use data and the recommendations of health care providers and scientists to make informed decisions about the best ways to protect the health and well-being of our actors, audiences, staff and crews. We have decided to offer extremely-limited live viewing opportunities, and reserve the right to cancel “In the Theatre“ performances if certain criteria are not met. Our commitment to providing a space for audiences to come together live with our artists, whenever we are able to do so, reflects our mission to use theatre to build community.
Two weeks before every production, we will notify you if we have decided to cancel the “In the Theatre” performances. This decision will be made if the COVID-19 test positivity rate’s 7-day average is higher than 8% in the metro-Atlanta area as determined by Georgia Department of Health’s daily COVID-19 status report. We will inform you of any changes that will be made to programming. All “In the Theatre” ticket confirmations for the 2020-2021 season will also include a link to digitally stream the performance, and can be exchanged for "In the Theatre" tickets to another 2020-2021 show.
Our theatre entrances and exits have been streamlined to reduce group contact in our lobby area, and to allow for safer seating options. The night of the performance, our House Managers will reserve seating based on protocol established by the Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing ensuring at least six feet of distance. The audience will be capped and seated, one-by-one according to these specifications.
We require all audience members to wear masks and keep safe social distance, and they are encouraged to use hand sanitizer and wash hands frequently. No walk-ups will be permitted the evening of the performance. All tickets must be reserved online in advance of the performance.
If you have concerns about viewing our performances in our theatre space, we encourage you to choose the “On the Screen” ticket option to receive a link to stream our performances at any time.
We appreciate the patience from our Synchronicity community in regards to these evolving circumstances. Please review all the COVID-19 precautions and requirements for our 2020-2021 season here.
Directed by Addae Moon
A New Play Written by Danielle Deadwyler
Performed by Jasmine Thomas
Stage Manager - Dionna D. Davis
Assistant Stage Manager - Jazmine Carmichael
Dramaturg - Jordan Ealy
Choreographer - Anicka Austin
Production Manager - Vallea Woodbury
Set Designer - Gabrielle Stephenson
Lighting Designer - Elisabeth Cooper
Props Designer - Chase Weaver
Costume Designer - Tony Fernandez
Sound Designer - Dan Bauman
Video Designer - Kimberly Binns
Master Electrician - Amy Morrow
Cinematic theatrical videos created by Felipe Barral and IGNI Productions.
Danielle Deadwyler is a multidisciplinary performance artist, actor, and filmmaker.
An Atlanta native, Deadwyler is rooted in theatre, dance, and creative writing. Hometown staples such as Gate City Heritage House, Total Dance Theatre, Gary Harrison Studios, Atlanta Street Theatre, Henry W. Grady High School, and Spelman College cumulatively honed Deadwyler amongst a distinctly Southern landscape. As a graduate student under Dr. Robin D. G. Kelley, she focused her analysis on issues facing women and African Americans while attaining a Master’s of Arts in American Studies from Columbia University.
As a professional actor, Deadwyler has performed in productions with Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre, Horizon Theatre, Synchronicity Theatre, Theatrical Outfit, Aurora Theatre and the Tony Award winning Alliance Theatre. She is the Creative Loafing Atlanta Critics Pick for Best Actress (2013) and Reader’s Pick for Best Performance Artist (2017). In 2015 she was the winning recipient of the Suzi Bass Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a play. Of her first performance art works included (dis)possessed: the live mixtape (2013), a one-woman theatrical performance art project, at Spelman College’s Museum of Fine Art as a part of their Black Box series.
Deadwyler made her television film debut in A Cross to Bear on the Up Network. She has since guest-starred in Being Mary Jane (BET), Tyler Perry’s The Haves & The Have Nots (OWN); as well as ATLANTA (FX), GREENLEAF (OWN), WATCHMEN (HBO), and the recent P*VALLEY (Starz) among others.
As a filmmaker and producer, Deadwyler’s work has been screened in the first annual Creative Loafing Atlanta shorts contest (2011); WonderRoot Local Film night (2013/2015), and Hartsfield International Airport (2016). The multimedia project MuhfuckaNeva(Luvd)Uhs: Real Live Girl film was the Jury award winner of the WonderRoot Film Night (2015). She also starred in and co-produced the American Black Film Festival 2014 HBO Shorts Official Selection Ir/Reconcilable, a short film starring Jasmine Guy, Dick Gregory and Crystal Fox. Her short film, SuPerHeRoInUh, screened amongst ten finalists as a part of the Airport Shorts 3.0 program, and the Atlanta Film Festival 40th anniversary, at Hartsfield Jackson Airport for the duration of a year.
As performance artist, Deadwyler’s race and gender-centric works have been included in MAMBU BADU collective's exhibition If We Came From Nowhere Here, Why Can't We Go Somewhere There? (D.C.), Mint Gallery (ATL), Whitespace Gallery (ATL), The Luminary (STL), and the Atlanta Film Festival. She has been supported by grants from IDEA CAPITAL (2014/2017), ELEVATE Atlanta, Living Walls (2016), Synchronicity Theatre Stripped Bare Lab, WonderRoot Walthall Fellow, Dream Warriors Foundation, and the city of Atlanta. She has been an Atlanta Film Festival Filmmaker-in-Residence. Currently, she is a MINT Leap Year Residency Fellow.”