To Live in Peace

by: Claudine Brantley

Directed by: Kristin Dodson 

"Two families discover what it means to forgive and accept in this diverse coming of age story."

To Live in Peace is a coming of age story that examines the intimate intersectionality of one's personal identities and how they exist within their kindred relationships and beyond. Taking place in the early 2000’s, the narrative follows two families in New York City as they are pushed closer together through a sudden marriage proposal. The bonds between them are tested, all while lightly exploring the intersections of Japanese Americans and African Americans and the complexities of growing up in POC households.


Kit as Teslyne Junior 
Renee as Monique Warren
Wilhelmina as Shiho Matsuoka
Renton as Haruka Koszer
Hisoka as Brandon Mancuso 
Venrick as Malik Johnson and Deon Mitchell 
MC as Kota Fudauchi 


Stage Manager:Dinorka Concepcion
Assistant Director:Adam Setton
Book and Lyrics:Claudine Brantley 
Music by:Sterling Overshown and Claudine Brantley 
Additional Music by:Ivan Cabrera and Kwaku Opoku

Music Direction by: Sterling Overshown and Paul Pegler 
Producer: Claudine Brantley 
Scenic Design:Daniel Cuchen and Robert Brown

Costume Design:Lashun Costor
Graphic Design:Saul Jean Charles

The Cabaret Theater

Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave. (at E. 10th Street)

April 6th and 7th

8:00 PM

April 8th

3:00 PM


$15 Adult

$10 Students/ Senors

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120 Minutes

(1) 10 Minute Intermission


Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue
(between 9th and 10th Streets)
New York, NY 10003
Telephone: (212) 254-1109
Fax: (212) 979-6570


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