24-7 2014: Wishful Thinking

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


By:  Elizabeth Derby
Directed by: Bergen Goesch
Cast (in order of appearance)
Melissa Charles
Scott Dunn

Seen Not Heard

By:  Jennifer Hoyt Tidwell
Directed by:  Chris Kelly
Cast (in order of appearance)
Abigail Wiebe
Lana Young
Brian Wimer
Martyn Kyle

Remember 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

Late 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

Bo Regards

By:  Sean Michael McCord

Directed by:  Barbara Roberts
Cast (in order of appearance)
Amy Barrick
Noel Derecki
Maria Trapnell
Mendy St. Ours

Ferbish and Sons

By:  Jenny Mead
Directed by:  Kate Bennis
Cast (in order of appearance)
Gene Donovan
Mike Long
Marty Moore
Martyn Kyle

The 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:

Summing Up

Original Dance Choreographed and Performed by:
Kevin LaMarr Jones
Edwin Roa
Erin White

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:

  • 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


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! 


Barhoppers Returns

Posted in Other Theatre News on July 1st, 2013 by wholetheatre

Barhoppers ’13

If you’re in the mood for some fun homegrown theatre… IN A BAR… than Barhoppers is the thing for you.

Brought to you by Off-Stage and Live Arts

August, 2013 – 7:30pm

AUGUST 4,5,6: The Local

AUGUST 11,12,13: Millie Joe

AUGUST 18,19,20: Rapture

  • A JOKE, RETOLD by Byron Harris
  • BREAKING UP IS HARD DO DO by Shawn Hirabayashi
  • KARAOKE NIGHT by Joel Jones
  • LULU by Sean McCord
  • NIGHTCRAWLERS by Sara Ilyse Jacobson
  • RUNAWAY BRIDE by Chris Baumer
  • LAST CALL by Gare Galbraith
  • SUNDAY LATE by Peter Coy
  • WALKS INTO A BAR by Miller Murray Susen
  • WORDS WITH FRIENDS by Jenny Mead

Live Arts is teaming up with Offstage Theater to bring back this staple of Charlottesville theater for the past 17 years!

The beloved series- featuring original scripts by talented playwrights, featuring faces you know, and helmed by local directors- is set to perform at three different bars in the Charlottesville area.

Tickets are $10 and available at the door. Show starts at 7.30pm.

Original pieces directed by: Kate Adamson, Melissa Charles, Sean Chandler, Bruce Follmer, Gare Galbraith, Sara Jacobson, Chris Kelly, Sean McCord, and Marty Moore

It’s a series of nights and original work that is sure to keep you talking!