graveyard shift

graveyard shift World Premiere

Sandbox Premiere

October 10 – November 3, 2018

Tickets: $30

Run time: 90 minutes; no intermission

Closed November 3, 2018
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  • Audience (38 Reviews): 3.8

graveyard shift

By Korde Arrington Tuttle

Directed by Melissa Crespo

Presented at The Creativity Theater

“Sam Jackson delivers a powerhouse performance” – For All Events

“Melissa Crespo directs this incredibly captivating script … with masterful touches at every turn” – Theatre Eddys

“McCormick rides the rhythm with such grace, action and emotion that I get goosebumps.” – Theatrius


When Janelle relocates to Texas for the opportunity of a lifetime, she and her partner, Kane, are reminded that the consequences of being in the wrong place at the wrong time can be horrific. For three county police officers, how might those same consequences manifest themselves along racialized and gendered lines? graveyard shift is a love story about collision, opposing ideologies, interests, truth, and how the characters in this play make sense of them. Or don’t.



Photos by Jessica Palopoli. *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.


Korde A. Tuttle

Korde Arrington Tuttle is a multi-disciplinary artist from Charlotte, NC. He currently writes on the Netflix show MIXTAPE. His work has been developed and seen at the Ojai Playwrights Conference, the Obie Award-winning The Fire This Time Festival, The 24-Hour Plays: Nationals, the Obie Award-winning Harlem 9’s 48 Hours… in Harlem at The National Black Theatre, HomeBase Theatre Collective, The Movement Theater Company, The New School’s 2015 AfroFuturism Conference, and The Tenth Magazine, in collaboration with the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. Korde is a recipient of New York Stage and Film’s 2018 Founders’ Award, 2018 Falco/Steinman Commission Award at Playwrights Horizons, and the Djerassi Resident Artist Program. Korde is also the recipient of the Steinberg Playwriting Fellowship, and was selected as a finalist for both the 2017 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Contest and City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting Contest. In 2016, his play, clarity, won the 41st Annual Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival, and was published in their successive anthology. Korde is a current Resident Artist at Lincoln Center Theater, Ars Nova, and is a Middle Voice Theatre Company member at Rattlestick Playwright’s Theater. He received his MFA in Playwriting at The New School.


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