Written by: Quinton Cockrell
Written by: Quinton Cockrell


MEMORIAL was commissioned by Red Mountain Theatre and is based on research provided by the Jefferson County Memorial Project. Memorial is a theatrical experience that examines the scourge of lynching in Jefferson County, Alabama from the 1890s through the 1930s. Through spirit-stirring music and drama, this play commemorates lives lost to senseless racially motivated violence in a dark time in American history.

Quinton Cockrell

Get to Know the Artist: A Conversation with Quinton Cockrell
Quinton Cockrell is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College and The Alabama Shakespeare Festival's Professional Actor Training Program. Quinton has worked with numerous theatres throughout the United States as an actor, director, and playwright. His play Chaos Is Come Again was selected as a finalist in Oregon Shakespeare’s Ashland New Play Festival in 2018. In 2020, he was commissioned to write Memorial, a play about historical racial violence, for Red Mountain Theatre. In 2021, his play City Limits was selected for the Barter Theatre’s New Play Festival’s Black in Appalachia Initiative. Quinton is an Associate Professor of Performance at Troy University. He is a member of Actor’s Equity Association and The Dramatists’ Guild of America.

Memorial is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Alabama State Council on the Arts.