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Set in the heart of Seattle’s Central District to the rhythms that shaped a generation, The Boy Who Kissed the Sky, is inspired by the early life and influences of Seattle native and musical icon Jimi Hendrix. The early era of rock ‘n roll music sets the stage as a young Black boy conjures his creativity as a budding guitarist. Guided by the spirit of music itself, the boy learns to find harmony inside the challenging noises of his life. Told with vibrant music and daring imagination, this play inspires us to dream big when it matters most.


Charlotte Martin Theatre

Age Recommendation
For Ages 8+

Running Time
Approx. 80 minutes with no intermission


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“It is the world premiere of the locally produced “The Boy Who Kissed The Sky,” inspired by the early days of Seattle native and music legend Jimi Hendrix. The show was created and written by playwright Idris Goodwin, who was recently named artistic director of SCT.” – Seattle’s Child


Cast / Creative

Brandon L. Smith

The Boy

Cedric Lamar

J Sonic

Adam Washington

Mel/Feedback 1

Aishé Keita

Donna/Feedback 2

Alexandria Joy

Shapeshifter 1/Feedback 3

Mike Spee

Shapeshifter 2/Feedback 5

Deborah Bowman

Shapeshifter 3/Feedback 4

Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako


Martha Kathryn Smith


Production Team

Idris Goodwin Playwright

Tim Bond Director

Divinity Roxx Composer

Eugene H. Russell IV Composer & Music Director

Sonia Dawkins Choreographer

Carey Wong Scenic Designer

Alan Yeong Costume Designer

Connie Yun Lighting Designer

Chris Lane Sound Designer

Miko Simmons Projections Designer

Joyce Degenfelder Wig Designer

Tori Thompson Stage Manager

Michelle Chesley Assistant Stage Manager

Claire Stark Assistant Stage Manager

Isabella Marziello Production Assistant

Jay Chavez Script Supervisor

Miles Harris Guitar

Khari Simmons Bass

Raoul Hardin Drums