When All Other Lights Go Out

© Ward Thompson

Direction and Text: Jenny Montgomery
Producer: Katie Jones
Stage Management: Mike Maloney
Lighting Design: Tom Mackey
Sound Design: Greg Nicolett
Cast: Megan Duffy, Géraldine Dulex, Adrián Gonzalez, Ryan Hutton and L’Oréal Jackson

When All Other Lights Go Out was created from 20 interviews with survivors of genocide living in the Chicago area. Their stories and origins are diverse: Bosnia, Cambodia, Darfur, the Holocaust, Armenians of the Ottoman Empire, Rwanda and Ukraine. Through the actual words of the survivors, this play shares a story of hope, even in the most difficult conditions. All profits from the January 2007 production in Chicago were donated to genocide relief and awareness organizations.

© Ward Thompson