The Sugar at Live Arts

Posted in 24-7, Dirty Barbie on September 20th, 2014 by wholetheatre

BIRCH presents:

sugar-jar-at-live-artsTHE SUGAR at Live Arts (go now)

by Denise Stewart; directed by Ray Nedzel

Denise is a three time 24/7 playwright; and the writer and performer of Dirty Barbie and other girlhood tales.

Synopsis of THE SUGAR:  Sally Dawson is on a sugar fast.  She picked the wrong month to give up a vice as her freeloading younger brother re-appears on her doorstep wanting to challenge her work as a Wellness Coach and mocking her newly acquired podcast.  As a national headline-making trial unfolds in the town around her, Sally focuses on herself and her clients.  Written by one of our favorite local playwrights, The Sugar is sure to leave you with a high from which you won’t want to come down.

“Stewart is a master” – Fringe Review of Dirty Barbie & Other Girlhood Tales, 2012

24-7 2014: Wishful Thinking

Posted in 24-7 on January 28th, 2014 by wholetheatre

The Plays:

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By:  Elizabeth Derby
Directed by: Bergen Goesch

Cast (in order of appearance)

  • Melissa Charles
  • Scott Dunn

247-2014-seennotheardSeen Not Heard

By:  Jennifer Hoyt Tidwell
Directed by:  Chris Kelly

Cast (in order of appearance)

  • Abigail Wiebe
  • Lana Young
  • Brian Wimer
  • Martyn Kyle

247-2014-rememberthealamoRemember the Alamo

By:  Jackson Wolford
Directed by:  Sean Hirabayashi

Cast (in order of appearance)

  • Kate Adamson
  • Edward Warwick-White
  • Mendy St. Ours
  • Javier Figueroa
  • Lee Susen

247-2014-latenightatthebigboxLate Night at the Big Box

by:  Cathy Finn-Derecki
Directed by:  Miller Murray Susen

Cast (in order of appearance)

  • Claire McGurk Chandler
  • Rose Harper
  • Cheryl Sandas
  • Martyn Kyle
  • Latrina Candia

247-2014-boregardsBo Regards

By:  Sean Michael McCord
Directed by:  Barbara Roberts

Cast (in order of appearance)

  • Amy Barrick
  • Noel Derecki
  • Maria Trapnell
  • Mendy St. Ours

247-2014-farbishandsonsFerbish and Sons

By:  Jenny Mead
Directed by:  Kate Bennis

Cast (in order of appearance)

  • Gene Donovan
  • Mike Long
  • Marty Moore
  • Martyn Kyle

247-2014-thegoldengooseThe Golden Goose

by:  Kisha Jarrett
Directed by:  Geri Carlson Sauls

Cast (in order of appearance)

  • Wendy Winkler
  • Jasmine Witmer
  • Kip McCharen
  • Chris Estey
  • Mendy St. Ours

24/7 Dancers:

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Original Dance Choreographed and Performed by:

  • Kevin LaMarr Jones
  • Edwin Roa
  • Erin White

Photos (and more photos) by Lance Buckley here >>>

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Download the program here.

24/7 2014 Crew

Posted in 24-7 on January 16th, 2014 by wholetheatre

This crew does amazing things that normally take weeks – and they do it all in a day.  We are so lucky – and you will be too when you see the shows — to have this much talent on our crew.  Check them out:
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  • Kristin Wenger
  • Chris Baumer
  • Morgan Brophy
  • James Harte
  • Heather Hutton
  • Anne Schelton
  • Bob Button
  • Clams Taylor
  • Amy Goffman
  • Linda Zuby
  • Julie Mignosa
  • Tracie Skipper
  • Joe Monaghan
  • Heddy Hunt
  • Karin Boothe
  • Ernie Reed
  • Charlotte Drummond
  • Cathy Burrier
  • Cathe Comer
  • Tom Raney
  • Melissa Wender
  • Eric Gilchrest
  • Deborah Caudle
  • Kate Monoghan
  • Kristin Baltes
  • Ray Nedzel

Get tickets at Live Arts now.

24/7 2014 Actors

Posted in 24-7 on January 5th, 2014 by wholetheatre

Someone call David Hasselhoff because it feels like I am drowning in a ocean of talent.

Holy-Freaking-Acting-Chops!  Look at all the on stage excellence for 24/7 2014.  Alphabetical by first name.

Oh, yeah, we got some superstar repeats and threepeats, but over 60% are brand-spanking-new to this wonderfulness, aka 24/7 virgins:

  • Amy Barrick
  • 24-7-2014-actorsBrad Fraiser
  • Brian Wimer
  • Brianne Cobuzzi
  • Cheryl Sandas
  • Chris Estey
  • Claire McGurk Chandler
  • Edward Warwick-White
  • Gene Donovan
  • Jasmine Witmer
  • Javier Figueroa
  • Kate Adamson
  • Kip McClaren
  • Lana Young
  • Latrina Candia
  • Lee Susen
  • Maria Trapnell
  • Marty Moore
  • Martyn Kyle
  • Melissa Charles
  • Mendy St. Ours
  • Mike Long
  • Mitch Voss
  • Noel Derecki
  • Rose Harper
  • Scott Dunn
  • Wendy Winkler

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Jan. 8th, at LiveArts.org

 

Directors for 24/7 2014

Posted in 24-7, New Plays Project on December 11th, 2013 by wholetheatre

24-7-2014-directorsYou know these wonderful short plays of 24/7 just don’t direct themselves.  It takes a village — it takes a C-village.

But most of all it takes directors.  Directors who can pull a script (and cast) out of a hat in the morning and deliver a full theatrical production in the evening.

Here are our 24/7 2014 directors.  We are in good hands.

  • Kate Bennis
  • Bergen Goesch
  • Shawn Hirabayashi
  • Chris Kelly
  • Barbara Roberts
  • Geri Carlson Sauls
  • Miller Murray Susen

Let the challenge begin.  Well, begin on Jan 25, 2014 in the Gibson Theatre at Live Arts, that is.

24/7 2014 Playwrights

Posted in 24-7 on October 21st, 2013 by wholetheatre

24-7-2014-playwrightsWell, kick me in the head and wake me up from a feverish sleep!   Because I must be dreaming.  Look at this talented line up of playwrights for 24/7.

And here’s the straw for your back, Mr. Camel.  6 of the 7 are 24/7 virgins.  And Jennifer Hoyt Tidwell re-joins the fun after a legendary play and a five year break. Cathy Finn-Derecki

  • Elizabeth Derby
  • Cathy Finn-Derecki
  • Jennifer Hoyt Tidwell
  • Kisha Jarrett
  • Sean Michael McCord
  • Jenny Mead
  • Jackson Wolford

OK, I’m awake.  And I can’t wait for 24/7 2014.

24/7 2014

Posted in 24-7, Festivals, New Plays Project on August 25th, 2013 by wholetheatre

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We’ve come a long, long way together.  6th year and going stronger than ever… 7 new plays in 24 hours:

7 new playwrights, 7 directors, 24 actors (or more), and a full crew.

Come see the results on Jan 25, 2013 at Live Arts.

Here’s How We Do It!