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Discover the artists and history behind Covenant in the Upstage Playgoer’s Guide. This guide includes interviews with members of the cast and creative team, a biography of the real Robert Johnson, an article about the social and economic era in which the play takes place, an exploration of horror on stage, discussion questions to get you thinking, and activities for teachers and students.

Table of Contents

The Production

Learn about the context for the play and dig into the artistic choices made by the show's creative team.

Spotlight on Covenant
A Note from Interim Artistic Director Scott Ellis

Theatre Talk
World of the Play: Georgia, 1936
The Real Robert Johnson
Horror On Stage

The Artists

Insight from the artists involved in Covenant.

Interview with Playwright York Walker
Interview with Set Designer Lawrence Moten

Your Response

Find discussion starters for before and after the show, as well as activities for students and teachers.

Up for Discussion



Discover past Roundabout productions in "From the Archives" and learn about careers in the theatre industry in “Career Spotlight.”

From the Archives
Career Spotlight: Roundabout Youth Ensemble

Please note, these interviews and articles were written and published prior to previews. If any edits are made due to a change in the script, staging, or by artist request, the article will be updated. The date of the update will be noted at the end of the article.

 Covenant Upstage Contributors

EDITOR Mariah-Lynn Andrews
Leah Reddy
WRITERS Mariah-Lynn Andrews
Tiffany Nixon
Leah Reddy
Christain Rosa Robles
Cathy Small
Jackson Tucker-Meyer
Jenna Craig
Alex Raby
Paola Franchisquini

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.