Ithaca College Center for Theatre and Dance Presents “Sweat”

By Casey Ingraham '24, September 26, 2022

Play brings voice to a community hurting in isolation.

Ithaca College Center for Theatre and Dance is proud to open its 2022-2023 season with the 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winning play “Sweat” by Lynn Nottage, and directed by Cynthia Henderson. This production will run September 29 – October 2, 2022 in the Clark Theatre in Dillingham Center.  

Set in Burks County, P.A., “Sweat” brings voice to a community hurting in isolation. Nottage’s play unravels a close-knit community of factory laborers who are at odds with one another among the post-industrial collapse of America. “Sweat,” according to Time Out New York is “passionate and necessary, a masterful depiction of the forces that divide and conquer us.”  

This production contains offensive imagery, mature language, violence, haze, and loud noises. 

Tickets for "Sweat"

“Sweat” will be presented in the Clark Theatre in Dillingham Center.  

  • September 27 at 8 p.m. (Preview) 
  • September 29 at 8 p.m. (Opening) 
  • September 30 at 8 p.m.   
  • October 1 at 2p.m.   
  • October 2 at 2 p.m., 8 p.m. (Closing) 

Tickets are available for purchase online at tickets.ithaca.edu or Monday through Friday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., in person at the Dillingham Center Box Office located in Dillingham Center and by phone at (607) 274-3224. The Department of Theatre ats proudly accommodates all patrons. Individuals are asked to contact boxoffice@ithaca.edu to request accommodations as soon as possible.  

Cast and Creative Team Information

The Cast of “Sweat” features: 

  • AnnaJo Lubasi (Evan) 
  • Aren Duffy (Jason) 
  • Dario Vasquez (Chris) 
  • Aidan Babbitt (Stan) 
  • Daniel Mejil (Oscar) 
  • Carolyn Best (Tracey) 
  • Denise Kolodja (Cynthia) 
  • Anchal Indu Dhir (Jessie) 
  • Jackson Avery Marshall (Brucie) 
  • Gianluca Guarino-Sanders (Male 1 [Stan/Jason Cover]) 
  • Christian Lawson (Male 2 [Chris/Evan/Brucie Cover]) 
  • Diogo De Oliveira (Male 3 [Oscar Cover]) 
  • Anna Riley (Female 1 [Tracey/Jessie Cover]) 
  • Ifeoma Ihuoma (Female 2 [Cynthia Cover]) 

The Creative Team of “Sweat” features: 

  • Director: Cynthia Henderson 
  • Assistant Directors: Jacob Ambrosia, Minmin Pan 
  • Dramaturgs: Gracie Gallagher, Morgan Kingsley 
  • Scenic Designer: Sharon Zhu 
  • Lighting Designer: Camryn Anders 
  • Assistant Lighting Designer: Claire Chesne 
  • Sound Designer: Molly Danieli 
  • Costume Designer: Lilijana Branch 
  • Fight Choreographer: Dean Robinson