2020 – 2021 Productions

Each year, our department offers a variety of production projects, covering a wide spectrum of genres and styles. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our production program in Fall 2020 will also stretch the limits of what we understand as performance. We invite the Northeastern community to experience our outstanding students, faculty and professional guest artists.

SHE KILLS MONSTERS
by Qui Nguyen

Streaming October 27 – November 1

A digital completion of our anticipated Spring 2020 production.

Join the world of fantasy role-playing with Agnes, who is on a quest to understand her younger sister Tilly after her tragic death. When she finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, Agnes enters a weird and wondrous world that was a refuge from Tilly’s “normal” life. In this high-octane, battle-filled comedy laden with demons, dragons, homicidal cheerleaders, and 90s pop culture, Nguyen creates a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

“Deceptively breezy and rather ingenious… It will slash and shapeshift its way into your heart.” – The New York Times

Directed by Darren Evans
Scenic Designer: JiYoung Han (Guest Artist)
Costume Designer: Marissa Wolf ’20
Lighting Designer: Connor O’Brien ’17
Sound Designer: Dewey Dellay (Guest Artist)
Monster Designer: Eric Propp (Guest Artist)
Animation Designers: Caroline Burzynski, Wendy Jia, & Emily Huang

Production Stage Manager:  Emily Cornicello
Assistant Stage Managers:  Julia Lee & Tim Scalzo
Props Director:  Ivy Caithlin Kee
Assistant Props Director:  Mollie Parkinson
Monster Artisans:  Isabelle Bushkov, Fabienne Dessalines, Alexis Hill, Carla McDonough, Jason Rosenthal, & Beth Whitlow
Head Electrician:  Elise Cooke
Electricians:  Meredith Brown & Lara Graber-Mitchell

CAST LIST

Agnes………………………………………………………Ashley Lyon
Tilly………………………………………….………………Bea Tolan
Chuck……………………………………….……………..Dan Lutz
Miles……………………………………….………………Jupiter Le
Kaliope/Kelly…………………………………………..Marisa Lijoi
Lilith/Lilly………………………………………………..Julia Barksdale
Orcus/Ronnie……………………………….………….Donovan Holt
Vera/The Beholder……………….………………….Pavithra Rajesh
Narrator/Farrah the Faerie……….…………….Isabelle Bushkov
Steve………………………………………………………..Ben Simon
Evil Tina/Tina…………………………………………..Arielle Greenspan
Evil Gabbi/Gabbi…………………….………………..Amanda Brea

 

UNTITLED

Streaming:  TBD

An auditory theatrical experience.

Inspired by Langston Hughes poem Harlem and Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” “Untitled” is a podcast narrative that explores what it means to live in a community that is going through exponential change and how people are living through it. What happens when you are living your dreams in your dream city and the world explodes? What do you do? What comes next?

Directed by Pascale Florestal (Guest Artist)

Production Stage Manager:  Hannah Marks

CAST LIST:

Grace Campbell

Riley Cohen

Allegra D’Virgilio

Kate Kelly

Ames Noble

Rayan Perera

Adam Regenstreif

Liddy Wade

METAMORPHOSES
by Mary Zimmerman

Streaming November 9 – 22

An episodic digital imagining.

Love, identity, and divine intervention: Mary Zimmerman’s adaptation explores Ovid’s myths through a contemporary, feminist lens. This production will highlight the unique creative problem solving of digital performance, and aims to celebrate the identities of LGBTQIA+ artists.

Directed by Desiré Bennett (’20)
Lighting & Scenic Designer:  Oliver Wason (Faculty)
Costume Designer:    Frances McSherry (Faculty)
Sound Designer: Jesse Timm (Guest Artist)
Digital Experience Design:  Matthew Hosking

Production Stage Manager: Erin Solomon
Props Director:  Miranda Acosta
Production Assistant:  Josephine Ojakli
Video Editing:  Julia Chase & Riley Cohen
Costume Assistant:  Rachel Erwin

CAST LIST:

1st Laundress, Narrator 1, Sailor, Lucina……………………………………………………………………….Alyse Clinton

Midas, Sailor, Erysichthon, Cinyras, Eros………………………………………………….. Christian “Mish” Culbert

Alcyone, Eurydice, Erysichthon’s Mother, Nursemaid…………………………………………………..Maddie Elsea

3rd Laundress, Narrator 3, Scientist, Hunger…………………………………………………………………Kaitlyn Fiery

Therapist, Poseidon, Oread, Sleep, Fate, Woman at the Door, Narrator 4………………..Ella Garfunkel

Midas’ Daughter, Sailor, Spirit of the Tree, Phaeton………………………….Catherine “KitCat” Giorgetti

2nd Laundress, Narrator 2, Narcissus……………………………………………………………………………Peri Griffiths

Woman at the Water, Ceres, Myrrha, A, Hermes……………………………………………………Sydney Maloney

Aphrodite, Fate, Baucis, Buyer………………………………………………………………………………Carla McDonough

Iris, Persephone, Q, Pomona, Narrator 5…………………………………………………………………………Rory O’Neill

Servant, Ceyx/Morpheus, Orpheus, Apollo………………………………………………………………………..Evan Penn

Bacchus, Hades, Sailor, Psyche, Philemon…………………………………………………………….Somaiya Rowland

Silenus, Sisyphean, Vertumnus, Zeus……………………………………………………………….Madi Vespa Williams