SAME BUT DIFFERENT
Created and Performed by Lida Winfield and Christal Brown
Premiere: Jan 30th (7:00 PM Eastern)
Produced by: The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Support by: Middlebury Performing Arts Series and The National Performance Network
Composers: Philippe Bronchtein and Farai Malianga
Director of photography: Sam Kann
Assistant camera: Matteo Moretti
Dramaturg: Michole Biancosino
Lighting designer: Jennifer Ponder
Costume design: Carol Wood
The pre-taped show premieres January 30th at 7:00 pm EST and is available through February 6th. Tickets can be purchased and redeemed any time within that period. After purchase, the content will be available for viewing in the digital content section of your Flynn online account. Christal and Lida will hold a LIVE post-show discussion that is open to all viewers on opening night at the 7:00 pm performance.
"Same but Different" is a collaboration between Christal Brown and Lida Winfield, exploring their similarities and differences in a cultural commentary on race, age, and gender. 41 years young and recently orphaned, Lida grew up in the North, Christal grew up in the South, both of them grew up inhabiting small towns. Lida is white, Christal is black. As children, Christal was considered a genius and Lida was labeled dumb. At this point in their lives, Lida and Christal have both lived the rigors of being artists, professors, educators, and survivors of life.