By JOHNNY G. LLOYD
Director VELANI DIBBA
Producer JON BLEICHER
Stage Manager LOLA BAO
Lighting Designer DANIEL SCHRECKENGOST
Costume Designer ANTONIO CONSUEGRA
Sound Designer NINA KAO
Dramaturg COLE STERN
DANIEL: I’m the world record holder and also the world champion.
Which means I’m the best at it, right now.
I know a lot of people will just stop at “the best”, but I think it’s important to say right now.
Because the best is always changing.
Even if I’ve been the best for a while.
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Though he’s been the world’s #1 ranked Klondike Solitaire player since age 20, Daniel is hung up on another title used to describe him: “the Venus Williams of solitaire.” The threat of being eclipsed by a Serena (who just might be the determined up-and-comer Ella) is one of many pressures Daniel carries, alongside his difficulty communicating with his soon-to-be husband, his fraught relationship with his “momager,” and the burden of being excellent in a field that only has room for one excellent person at a time.
Patience is Johnny G. Lloyd’s ingenious portrait of a young black man struggling to build a life with other people when all he’s learned so far is how to be alone.
JOHNNY G. LLOYD is a New York-based writer and producer. As a playwright, his work has been seen and developed at 59E59, Dixon Place, The Tank, Judson Memorial Church, Theatre Lab (Boca Raton, FL), FringeNYC and more. Johnny was a semi-finalist for the 2018 Open-Application Commission at Clubbed Thumb and the 2017-2018 Shubert Fellow for Playwriting at Columbia University. He is the producing director of InVersion Theatre. MFA Candidate in Playwriting at Columbia University. jglloyd.weebly.com
VELANI DIBBA is a theater artist currently in her second year at Columbia University's Theatre Directing MFA program. She is an inaugural Fellow at the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics and a former Global Cultural Fellow at the University of Edinburgh's Institute for International Cultural Relations. Upcoming works include Apologies to the Bengali Lady at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Falling & Loving with SITI Company.
JON BLEICHER is a Theatre Management & Producing MFA candidate at Columbia University School of the Arts. He worked in public relations for the past ten years, leading campaigns for clients across the entertainment industry, including artists like Dr. John, Elvis Costello, Kenny Chesney, and Grateful Dead. Prior to publicity, he worked at XM Satellite Radio, where he produced and hosted a weekly show featuring independent musicians. Jon also has an extensive performance background, having appeared in several Broadway, Off Broadway and regional productions as a child. Recent producing credits include A Modest Proposal at Cherry Lane Theatre, The Seagull, Antarabhava, Apsu At Dusk, and Family Show (Columbia).