Delta Rising


About the Production

Delta Rising follows the life stories of five New Yorkers originally from the Mississippi Delta — or whose families come from the Delta — and provides an artistically beautiful and historical testament to the diversity, vibrancy and complex history of the region and its reverberations through American culture.

A work in the Undesirable Elements series.

Production Team And Cast

Directed by

Talvin Wilks and Ping Chong

Written by

Talvin Wilks and Ping Chong, in collaboration with the cast

Production Design

Maya Ciarrocchi

Stage Manager

Jennifer Conley Darling

Lighting Design

Brant Thomas Murray


Shermel Carthan, Gene Dattel, Edena Hines, Toni Seawright, Virginia Wing

Performance History


BRIC Studio, Brooklyn, NY (May 2008)


Commissioned by 651 ARTS as part of the Mississippi Delta Heritage Project