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Productions from 2017

Motherhood Out Loud

Playwrights- Leslie Ayvazian, Brooke Berman, David Cale, Jessica Goldberg, Beth Henley, Lameece Issaq, Claire LaZebnik, Lisa Loomer, Michele Lowe, Marco Pennette, Theresa Rebeck, Luanne Rice, Annie Weisman and Cheryl L. West
Spring 2017

Directed by Elizabeth Mazur Levin
Stage Manager- Traci Cidlik

Actors:
Andrew Clancey
Michelle Jasso
Nicole Laurenzi
Megan Storti

Plot Summary
When entrusting the subject of motherhood to such a dazzling collection of celebrated American writers, what results is a joyous, moving, hilarious, and altogether thrilling theatrical event. Utterly unpredictable, MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD shatters traditional notions about parenthood, unveils its inherent comedy and celebrates the deeply personal truths that span and unite generations.


The People’s Republic of Edward Snowden

Playwright- WC Turck
Winter 2017

Directed by Keith Gerth
Stage Manager- Ben Harvey

Actors:
Nick Bryant as Edward Snowden
Lara Dohner as Natasha (FSB Agent)
JT Nagle as Agent Flenkins
Katie Schwaber as Gate Agent
Rob Weinstein as Hapless American Passenger

Plot Summary
The Peoples Republic of Edward Snowden is a thought-provoking satire that tackles important questions of freedom and privacy. As the play opens, a press conference is scheduled in Terminal F of Moscows Sheremetyevo International Airport. Audiences are introduced to Edward Snowden (Nick Bryant) by his alluring Russian minder, Natasha (Lara Dohner). She tells us that Snowden, the infamous former CIA employee who revealed details about classified U.S. government surveillance programs in 2013, is making himself available for questions. So begins an evening of immersive theater that takes audiences on a thought-provoking journey into the chilling world of global data-gathering and surveillance.


The Dining Room

Playwright- AR Gurney
Winter 2017

Directed by Keith Gerth
Stage Manager- Nicole Szontagh

Actors:
Actor #1 Stephen Smith
Actor #2 Eric Bays
Actor #3 Michael Ermel
Actress #1 Daniella Rukin
Actress #2 Lara Dohner
Actress #3 Amanda Meyer

Plot Summary
The Dining Room is a warm and poignant comedy of manners set in the dining room of a typical upscale household somewhere in the Northeastern United States. One of Gurneys most eloquent plays, it skillfully weaves together the stories of multiple generations in eighteen overlapping scenes, each offering a snapshot of a moment in time. The play considers the erosion of American upper-class traditions and values through the lens of dining rituals that play out in a homes traditional gathering place for breakfast, dinner and special occasions.