“When a graduate student reports sexual misconduct to her professor, the theatre department scrambles to control the damage.”
Live on Zoom Friday June 11th and Saturday June 12th at 8pmEDT/5pm PDT with a talkback to follow after each performance.
Content Disclaimer: This show contains tough conversations about sexual assault and how it is handled in the context of a white supremacist, patriarchal organization. This performance is not for children.
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REGINE VITAL (Tamara) (she/her/hers) is a theatre artist, administrator, educator, and scholar/researcher from Somerville, MA. As an actor, director, and dramaturge, she has worked with several Boston area theatre companies, including ArtsEmerson, Company One, Central Square Theatre, HUB Theatre Company, Fresh Ink Theatre, and Flat Earth Theatre. She has taught composition and introductory literature at the college level; text and performance to high schoolers; and continuing adult education classes in literature. Currently, Regine is Manager of Curriculum and Instruction at the Huntington Theatre Company. Regine holds degrees from Boston University, UMass Boston, and recently studied Shakespeare at King’s College, London and Shakespeare’s Globe.
ALICE ROSE DOWNES (Pandora) Theatre credits include: Morticia in Adams Family Musical, Princess in A Soldier’s Tale, Margaret in Much Ado About Nothing and Euridice in House of Hades. Alice was recently in Veils of Justice in the Jocunda Festival’s Virtual Play Reading Series produced by the Riant Theatre and performed voiceover work for ChrissyCantHearYou. Alice graduated from Bard Col- lege and the Stella Adler Summer Conservatory. You can find her on YouTube under AliceRoseActor.
MAGGIE MCCOLLESTER (Cassie) A seasoned and versatile actress, Maggie’s work has been enjoyed by millions worldwide in popular tv shows like Dexter, The Unit and The Young and the Restless, in dozens of wide-ranging professional theatre roles from Kate in The Taming of the Shrew to Irene Molloy in Hello, Dolly!, in dozens of commercials and print ads, during a year-long tour of the U.S. and Europe with Up With People, as well as in indie films such as Back Soon, Protecting the King, and Movie Night which she starred in and produced with her husband writer-director Hamish McCollester. Watch for the short film thriller Killing Time they collaborated on in festivals starting this month. Originally from northern Minnesota, Maggie adores her life in art – and her artful life!
SHIRLEY JORDAN (Cleta) Among Shirley’s TV appearances are S.W.A.T., N.C.I.S., This Is Us, Bunk’d and, the oldie but goodie, Friends (as Phoebe’s OBGYN). Shirley has been seen in the first two seasons of Tyler Perry’s SISTAS as Irene Johnson and currently appears in the recurring role of Willa on the new ABC series Rebel, starring Katey Sagal and Andy Garcia. Among her favorite roles (aside from mom and wife) are Valera, an ex-Republic Captain in Aaron Kunkel’s fan film Days Past, A Star Wars Story (YouTube) and as Meredith in the well received festival short A Craftsman by Joel Santner. Onstage faves are Wendy Morrow in In Another Room (Immersion Theater) by Aaron and Austin Keeling, Janice in War Babies by Madeline Puccini and Felicia in Uncommon Threads by Felix Raecelis. Zombie fans the world over recognize her voice as that of Tanya, the “never say die” doctor on the multi-award winning audio podcast We’re Alive by Kc Wayland, now with over 200 million downloads. Shirley is very excited to be zooming again with Daniel Takacs, reprising the role of Cleta, and playing alongside this awesomely talented cast. Ms. Jordan is happily repped by Avalon Artists Group (Thr), Entertainment Lab (Mgr) and TGMD Talent Agency (Cml). www.IMDB.me/shirleyjordan
REBECCA KLINGLER (Alma) After graduating from the University of Evansville in southern Indiana with a bachelors in Theater, Rebec- ca spent a year in Memphis, with Theater on the Square playing Peter Pan, Stella in Streetcar Named Desire, Bianca in Taming of the Shrew, and The Soubrette in Sugar Babies. Afterwards, she spent six years with The San Francisco Mime Troupe, the award-winning musical theater company, known for its broad style and political satire. Later, Rebecca starred with Jack Klugman in a national tour of On Golden Pond. Rebecca’s film career includes titles such title as Copycat, LA Confidential, Titanic, and The Green Mile. She can also be seen in TV shows like How I Met Your Mother, The Odd Couple, Hot in Cleveland, Parks and Recreation, and more. Rebecca is the writer/producer on the web series The Calamities of Jane, in which she stars.
DUANE DANIELS (Oz) Best known for his work in the TV series and subsequent movie Veronica Mars. His work as a director and pro- ducer began in 1991 when he founded The Fritz Theatre in San Diego and served as Artistic Director for 18 years. During his tenure there, The Fritz produced over 200 plays, half of them premieres. He has also served as Artistic Director of Buzzworks Theatre in Los Angeles and Space 55 in Phoenix. Duane produced several premiers in New York and directed three times at the famed La MaMa Ex- perimental Theatre, The Second City in Hollywood and The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. He has directed highly acclaimed produc- tions of HAIR twice, starring Sara Ramirez (Spamalot, Grey's Anatomy) and Steve Gouveia (Jersey Boys). He has co-starred and toured with Tony winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal) as Jud Fry in Oklahoma twice, played opposite Cathy Rigby in Peter Pan, appeared with
Harold Nicholas in My One and Only, been conducted by Lorin Maazel, danced with Carol Lawrence, and just generally been hanging around theatres since forever.He has won the Drama-Logue Award, ACT Award, Patte Award, Blitz Award, and been nominated for The L.A Critics Association, LA Weekly and Garland Awards (Variety Magazine). He is Founder of The Actor's WorkHouse and teaches a unique approach to acting in Phoenix and (for the past ten years) at Berridge Programs in Normandy, France.
DENNIS RUNKLE (Doc) s a Lakewood OH resident and actor who has appeared in over 80 NE Ohio theatre productions including Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?(George), To Kill a Mockingbird (Atticus), Camping with Henry and Tom (Harding), Sweeney Todd (Judge Turpin), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Big Daddy), South Pacific (Emile), and The Fantastiks (El Gallo). He also has recurring roles in seasonal productions of the interactive comedy Flanagan’s Wake and as local historical figures in the Take a Hike downtown tours in Cleveland.
INGRID OSLUND (Director) (They/Them or She/Her) is a queer, feminist director with the goal of creating bold, innovative experiences that excite and challenge audiences. They are a proud member of Director’s Lab Lincoln Center, Sundance Institute's CoLab and the Stage Director and Choreographer’s Foundation Observership Class of 2018-2019. Their work as a director of theater, film and opera has been featured at Arlington Friends of the Drama (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead), Paper Rose Productions (Jane of All Trades) the Fresh Fruit Festival (Red and the Wolf), and the Twin Cities Horror Festival (Sadie Mae, 1969). They also create work with the Juniper Tree Ensemble, a devising group that creates queer content for all ages and will be directing the upcoming new opera Reap What You Soul at Promenade Opera Project in Fall of 2021.
with the Juniper Tree Ensemble, a devising group that creates queer content for all ages and will be directing the upcoming new opera Reap What You Soul at Promenade Opera Project in Fall of 2021.
TATIANA ISABEL GIL (Dramaturg) A Boston based Queer Latinx writer, dramaturg, and actor with a passion for new work develop- ment, art that moves people to take action, and decolonization as a form of healing and empowerment. Born in Chicago, IL to immigrant parents from Colombia and Panama. She studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater, and graduated from Boston University School of Theater with a BFA in Theatre Arts. Favorite credits include working as a dramaturg for world premiere plays Hype Man, and Leftovers with Company One Theater, and playing Kit in Off the Grid’s production of Our Dear Dead Druglord. Tatiana is the director of Theater Performance, Committee member, and playwright for the Yo Soy Lola movement, and has created 3 one act plays exploring intersectional identities within the Latinx experience.
DANIEL A. TAKACS (Playwright) is a Boston-based playwright and director from Oberlin, Ohio. His original plays have been seen at The Black Experimental Theatre, Cleveland Public Theatre, The MAD Factory, and Boston Playwright's Theatre, and he has taught and directed theatre in Cleveland, Chicago, Denver, and in Boston, where he received his MFA in Theatre Studies from Boston University, with a focus on playwriting and directing. Favorite productions include The Millennials (CPT), The 39 Steps (Chagrin Valley Little The- atre), and The Adventurous Adventuress (Dobama).