Cover art of The Before and After Issue: Two chickens - one facing left, the other facing right - each with an egg behind them
DGF Fellows: Jay Adana & Zeniba Now
Zeniba Now and Jay Adana posing together.

The DGF Fellows program was probably the smartest thing we ever did for this show. The resources were so incredibly helpful at this point in our careers. The Loophole is a folk/rap sci-fi adventure musical set during the final year of The American Civil War. Polly, a brilliant biracial black cartographer and scientist, must choose between comfort and revolution. In this excerpt: Polly has left her house for the very first time and made her way into the Union camp of the all Black 33rd regiment.


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Jay Adana
Jay Adana

is loud and shy. Her work has been seen at New World Stages, The Public Theater, Eugene O’Neill NMTC, Berkeley Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Ars Nova, and 59E59. 2020 Richard Rodgers Award, 2021 Vivace Award, 2018 Jonathan Larson Award, 2019 Dramatist Guild Foundation Fellow.

Zeniba Now
Zeniba Now

Zeniba Now is a musical storyteller and artscientist creating for the stage and film. She is also retired. To learn more about her art or millennial retirement visit