The Ripple, The Wave That Carried Me Home

The Sound Team is stoked to be working with Miranda Haymon again on this upcoming co-production with Berkeley Rep and The Goodman Theater! All three designers will be traveling across the country for this one so get ready for some updates of us making some noise in San Francisco and Chicago!

In this world premiere commissioned by Berkeley Rep, playwright Christina Anderson brings us a poignant, transporting, and quietly subversive story of racial justice, political legacy, and family forgiveness. Janice’s childhood was steeped in her parents’ activism as they fought for the integration of public swimming pools in 1960s Kansas and taught scores of Black children to swim. But Janice later steps away from her parents’ politics and starts her own life and family far away—until she’s pressed into speaking at a ceremony honoring her father. the ripple, the wave that carried me home is a moving exploration of a family’s response to injustice and a daughter’s reckoning with her political inheritance.

Playwright: Christina Anderson

Director: Miranda Haymon

Sound Designer: Noel Nichols

Sound Associates: Daniela Hart & Bailey Trierweiler

Lighting Design: Jason Lynch

Costume Design: Montana Levi-Blanco

Set Design: Todd Rosenthal