Albany, NY – September 27– Black Theatre Troupe of Upstate NY (BTTUNY) is excited to
announce its upcoming production of DEAD AND BREATHING, by Chisa Hutchinson directed
by Jean-Remy Monnay. In DEAD AND BREATHING a rich and cranky cancer patient tries like
hell to convince her hospice caregiver to assist in her suicide. Through surprising humor and
persistent questioning, DEAD AND BREATHING investigates morality and the intense tug-of-
war between the right to die with dignity and the idea of life as a gift.
DEAD AND BREATHING will take place in the Lauren and Harold Iselin Studio at Capital
Repertory Theatre (TheREP), with performances from October 14-17 and 21-24, 2021.
Performance times are 7:30pm and 4pm on Sundays. Tickets are $20 general, and $15 students
and seniors. To purchase tickets, visit BTTUNY’s website at
BTTUNY is proud to welcome back Barbara Howard and SAde’ Thompson for this production.
Barbara Howard portrayed Congresswoman and Civil Rights activist Barbara Jordan in in
BTTUNY’s partnership with Capital Repertory Theatre, Troy Foundry Theatre and several other
local companies with 8:46, a theatrical response to the tragic death of George Floyd and the
series of murders and assaults of black Americans over the past weeks, years and decades. She
also appeared in a leading role The Trip to Bountiful at TheREP. SAde’ Thompson served as
Assistant Director and also performed in BTTUNY’s most recent production Barbeque by
The Lauren and Harold Iselin Studio at The Rep is located at 251 North Pearl Street in
Albany. This will be BTTUNY’s first production in TheREP’s new space where Artistic Director
Jean-Remy Monnay is an Artist in Residence.
Black Theatre Troupe of Upstate NY (BTTUNY) was originally founded as Soul Rebel
Performance Troupe in November 2009 by veteran actor Jean-Remy Monnay as a not-for-profit
organization to foster understanding, appreciation and participation of the performing arts among
communities of color. Headquartered in New York State’s Capital Region, Black Theatre
Troupe promotes performance and theatrical pieces by, and about, artists of color. In June 2021,
BTTUNY became the Resident Community Company at Capital Repertory Theatre (theREP).