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Lights Out: Nat "King" Cole

Written by Colman Domingo & Patricia McGregor

Colman Domingo
A Tony, Olivier, Drama Desk and Drama League Award nominated artist, Mr. Domingo’s plays include Dot (Samuel French), Wild with Happy (Dramatist Play Service) and A Boy and His Soul (Oberon Books), among others. He co-wrote the Broadway musical Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. His work has been produced by the Public Theater, Vineyard Theatre, Humana Festival of New American Plays, New York Stage and Film, A.C.T, Tricycle Theatre in London, Brisbane Powerhouse in Australia, among others. He is the recipient of a Lucille Lortel, Obie, Audelco and GLAAD Award. His theater career of over 26 years spans the West End, Broadway, Off-Broadway, Australia, France and regional theaters across America. The multi-hyphenate has two television series in the works for AMC and HBO, which he will executive produce and write. He stars in the Golden Globe-nominated film If Beale Street Could Talk and on television on AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead. 
 
Patricia McGregor
Patricia McGregor is a director and writer from St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. She has been profiled by The New York Times three times for her direction of world premieres. Recent credits include Place (world premiere at BAM Next Wave Festival), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Old Globe), Skeleton Crew (Geffen Playhouse), Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole (People’s Light), Skeleton Crew (Studio Theatre), Measure for Measure (The Old Globe), The Parchman Hour (Guthrie Theater), Hamlet (Public Theater), Ugly Lies the Bone (Roundabout Theatre Company), brownsville song (b-side for tray) (Lincoln Center Theater) and the world premieres of Good Grief (Center Theatre Group), Stagger Lee (Dallas Theater Center), Hurt Village (Signature Theatre), Holding It Down and Blood Dazzler (Harlem Stage) and The House That Would Not Stand (Berkeley Rep/Yale Rep). Other credits include A Raisin in the SunThe Winter’s TaleSpunkBecky ShawAdoration of the Old WomanFour Electric Ghosts and Nothing Personal. She has directed the 24 Hour Plays on Broadway and staged readings for HBO’s writer’s Access program. She was a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow at Yale School of Drama where she earned her M.F.A. and served as Artistic Director of the Yale Cabaret.