Cave Canem

by A. Emmanuel Leadon

Cave Canem

The autumn of 2018 finds Jermichael, a young black man from Dallas, attempting the impossible balancing act of mending his relationship with his estranged son who he has recently been granted partial custody of and a long simmering resentment towards his white neighbor and former childhood best friend, Clayton. Through trials and gut-busting tribulations, the two navigate this uncomfortable era of their relationship, culminating in a final bout of rage strong enough to tear the fabric of the place they call home. Cave Canem is dynamic, fast-paced dark comedy that dives right into the depths of race, fatherhood, sexuality, childhood, identity, accountability, and what it means to be a good person.

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Performance Dates & Times

April 14, 2022 - 8:00pm

April 15, 2022 - 8:00pm

April 16, 2022 - 8:00pm


Jonathan Edwards Theater

Venue Accessibility: 
Upper level and stage level seating, as well as the lobby and facilities, are all accessible via an elevator just inside the door from the courtyard.

Patron Information

This performance is open to asymptomatic patrons with an up-to-date vaccination status.

Front of House staff will be checking tickets, IDs, and proof of vaccination.

Yale-approved masks  are required for all audience members.


Hard Zaire
Tiya Proctor-Floyd

Production Team

Stage Manager
Eli Dwivedi
Stage Manager
Sarah Chiang
Costume Designer
Ciara Ortiz-Diaz
Sound Engineer
Sound Designer
Roxanne Harris
Graphic Designer
Set Designer
Lighting Designer
Lighting Designer
Props Designer