Tarell Alvin McCraney's

The Brothers Size

Tarell Alvin McCraney

John Pfumojena

The Carne Studio Theatre

Saturday 30 October at 7:45pm
Monday 1 November at 7:45pm
Tuesday 2 November at 2:15pm
Tuesday 2 November at 7:45pm

About the show

“I am here now… Brother Size… I’m here. What we gone do?” 

Ogun Henri Size owns a car repair shop. His brother, Oshoosi, recently left prison. When his prison mate Elegba gifts him with a car, Oshoosi suddenly finds himself close to real freedom. 

Weaving together music and Yoruba mythology, The Brothers Size is a moving story about reunion, separation, and the bond between brothers. 

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Tarell Alvin McCraney is best known for his acclaimed trilogy, The Brother/Sister Plays which include The Brothers Size, In the Red and Brown Water and Marcus: Or the Secret of Sweet. Other plays include Head of Passes, Choir Boy and Wig Out!

Tarell’s play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue is the basis for the Oscar-winning film Moonlight directed by Barry Jenkins, for which McCraney and Jenkins also won a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar. Among its many other honors, the film has won a Golden Globe for Best Drama, Gotham Award for Best Feature, NAACP Image Award for Best Independent Film, WGA Award for Best Original Screenplay, the Human Rights Campaign’s Visionary Arts Award, and 6 Independent Spirit Awards including Best Picture and Best Screenplay. Tarell has also worked on TV and film projects with Playtone, HBO, and Disney.

Tarell is the recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" Grant, the Whiting Award, Steinberg Playwright Award, the Evening Standard Award, the New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award, the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, the Windham Campbell Award, and a Doris Duke Artist Award. He was the International Writer-in-Residence for the Royal Shakespeare Company from 2008-2010, and a former resident playwright at New Dramatists. He is an ensemble member at Steppenwolf Theatre Company and a member of Teo Castellanos/D-Projects in Miami.

Tarell is a graduate from the New World School of the Arts, the Theatre School at DePaul University, and the Yale School of Drama, as well as received an honorary doctorate from the University of Warwick. As Professor of Theatre and Civic Engagement at University of Miami, he created a three-year program in partnership with UM, Miami-Dade County and the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center. He was recently named the new Chairman of the Playwriting Department at the Yale School of Drama, as well as Playwright in Residence at Yale Repertory Theater.

Contains scenes of an adult nature (including drug abuse) and some distressing scenes, themes of racism and racial abuse, use of racial slurs and offensive language.

Creative Team

John Pfumojena

Costume & Set Designer
Cory Shipp

Lighting Designer
Callum Watson

Sound Designer
Murong Li

Movement Director
Victoria Mantey

Voice Coach
Gurkiran Kaur

Musical Director
Kevin Mark Trail


Ogun Henri Size
Elijah Cook

Oshoosi Size
Tienne Simon

Imani Yahshua

Production Team

Production Manager
Emily Compton

Stage Manager
Rebecca Harris

Deputy Stage Manager
Brent Tan

Chief LX
​​​​​​Sam Tate

Deputy Chief LX/Programmer
Daisy Simmons

Production Carpenter
Claudia Penna Rojas

Production Sound Engineer
Michael Fleming

Costume Supervisor
Olivia Weltz