The Flynn Presents


created and performed by Lida Winfield and Christal Brown

Available for 2 weeks

Same But Different is a collaboration between Christal Brown and Lida Winfield, exploring their similarities and differences in a cultural commentary on race, age, and gender. 42 years young and recently orphaned, Lida grew up in the North, Christal grew up in the South, both of them grew up inhabiting small towns. Lida is white, Christal is black. As children, Christal was considered a genius and Lida was labeled dumb. At this point in their lives, Lida and Christal have both lived the rigors of being artists, professors, educators, and survivors of life.

Same But Different was created with support from Middlebury Performing Arts Series.


  • Composers: Philippe Bronchtein and Farai Malianga
  • Director of photography: Sam Kann
  • Assistant camera: Matteo Moretti
  • Dramaturg: Michole Biancosino
  • Lighting designer: Jennifer Ponder
  • Costume design: Carol Wood

  • Run Time: 35 min
  • Companion Study Guide will be included with registration.
  • For Grades K-12

Register below for FREE access to the prerecorded performance.  

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The pre-taped performance is available April 30 through May 21. Register on this page to receive a private link to the performance. 

Christal and Lida will also be teaching two  accompanying online workshop for schools. Find out more and register here.

Supported by Vermont Humanities

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