2.2 Square Miles of Soul: Voices of Orange

Theater, Film and Media

About the Production

2.2 Square Miles of Soul: Voices of Orange is a new documentary theatre production which premiered virtually at Luna Stage in May 2021. Part of Ping Chong and Company's Undesirable Elements series, the piece features the real life experiences of local individuals who grew up in Orange, New Jersey. Bearing witness to the different social, political, and economic forces that shaped the community over the course of the last century, and juxtaposing personal impact, resistance, and resilience in the face of historic disinvestment, 2.2 Square Miles of Soul: Voices of Orange fosters a strong sense of community pride, and deeper understanding between and among Orange and surrounding communities. 

Production Team And Cast

Written and directed by

Christina Bixland and Matthew Martinez in collaboration with the storytellers: Turron Kofi Alleyne (Creative Consultant) Tony Benevento Theresa Borenstein Robert Currie Rebecca Doggett James A. Manning

Video Editing

Joey Yow

Assistant Video Editing

Alana Garcia

Original Music

Megan Culley

Original Poetry

Judy Isaac

Story Circle Facilitators

Turron Kofi Alleyne, Kenya Bullock, & Christina Bixland


Luna Stage