Word for Word presents

All Aunt Hagar’s Children

By Edward P Jones—a full production from Word for Word

November 16 - December 11, 2016 on Z Space's Main Stage

“Edward P. Jones bridges race, time at Word for Word..All "Aunt Hagar’s Children" Proves Black Lives Matter... a must-see this season."
—Daniel Lilly, Theatrius

“Impressive cast brings short story to vivid life....Bay Area theater: Please produce more plays like All Aunt Hagar’s Children…”
—Lily Janiak, SF Chronicle

“What you remember from Word for Word’s production of All Aunt Hagar’s Children...are the women. Such women. "
—Chad Jones, writing for Theatre Dogs

Set in 1950s Washington, D.C., this Noir tale spotlights a young Korean War vet who sets out to solve a murder and becomes entangled in a web of family history. Along the way, he is unsettled by another death—a young woman whose last words haunt him and his investigation. Edward P. Jones evokes a neighborhood of vivid characters, telling a story about the strength of family and the choices that shape our lives.

Directed by Stephanie Hunt | Assistant Director Margo Hall


Running Time 1 hr. 45 min. No intermission.

Thursday, December 1st is Z Space's Gala:  It will feature a performance of All Aunt Hagar's Children, with a special appearance by Pulitzer Prize winning author Edward P. Jones in conversation with Belva Davis. Click Here For More Information.



Children's Book Project

Word for Word is a proud supporter of the Children's Book Project. We love books so much we want to share them with children.  Give the gift of a book—just drop a new or gently used children’s book in the designated bin for the Children’s Book Project and we'll buy you a drink (one drink per donor per performance)!


Stage Manager: Karen Runk*
Production Manager: Camille Rohrlich
Scenic Design: Sean Riley
Lighting Design: Jim Cave
Sound Design: Drew Yerys
Properties Design: Jacqueline Scott
Costume Design: A. René Walker
Dramaturgy: Nadine Mozon
Choreography : Andrea Weber 

Sheila Balter*
Velina Brown*
Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe
Margo Hall*
Kehinde Koyejo*
Khary Moye
Joel Mullennix*
Jia Taylor

*Member, Actors Equity Association