Lena G Mitchell
Appropriate, 2019

Appropriate, 2019

Appropriate, 2019

Appropriate, 2019

These posters were made for a Second Stage production of Branden Jacobs Jenkins’ Appropriate.

Appropriate, 2019 (Draft)

Appropriate, 2019 (Draft)

The play follows a white family in their discovery that their late relative had a history of hatred and discrimination as they struggle to decide what to do with the relics of his dark past after death.

Appropriate, 2019 (Draft)

Appropriate, 2019 (Draft)

Working closely with the set designer and the themes discussed in the play, I chose to use the image of a bouquet of cotton plants with heavy, dark, and gnarled roots as a metaphor for the family’s wicked history.

Appropriate, 2019

Appropriate, 2019

In the final version we decided to primarily white and off-whites to underline the play’s focus on whiteness.