24/7 2015 Crew

  • 24-7-2015-crewProducer: Ray Nedzel
  • Stage Manager: Kristin Wenger
  • Assistant Director: Chris Baumer
  • ASM: Daryl Bray
  • TD for the Day: Will Slusher
  • Lights: Heather Hutton
  • Light Assist/spot op: Roman Cybak
  • Light Op: Heather Hutton
  • Sound Design: Wren Curtis
  • Sound Design: Felipe Ferro
  • Costumes: Amy Goffman
  • Costumes: Linda Zuby
  • Costume Assistant: Julie Mignosa
  • Props Master: Tracie Skipper
  • Head Running Crew: Fareine Suarez
  • Running Crew: Sarah Cain
  • House Manager: Charlotte Drummond
  • Box Office: Ernie Reed
  • Usher: Cathe Comer
  • Usher: Tom Raney
  • Usher: Alan Farr
  • Concessions: Melissa Wender


24/7 2015 Actors

24-7-2015-actorsYou’d have to go to 27 consecutive magic shows to get this kind of wonderment.  Look at the line up of actors for 24/7 this year and… prepare to be amazed.

Actors in 24/7 2015 (alphabetically by first name):

  • Amanda Watson
  • Anders Coe
  • Brandon Lee
  • Carolyn Demanelis
  • Derick Williams
  • Dinah Pehrson
  • Ike Anderson
  • Jacqueline Ford
  • Jamie Kurtz
  • Johnny Butcher
  • Joseph Bromfield
  • Kate Lambert
  • Kathleen Mueller
  • Laura Elliott
  • Laura Mawyer
  • Lee Susen
  • Mariko Schaper
  • Marshall Camden
  • Martyn Kyle
  • Mary Coy
  • Michael Swanberg
  • Misty Vrederburg
  • Rodney Umble
  • Roger Ainslie
  • Rose Harper
  • Sean Chandler
  • Sean Michael McCord
  • Trina Candia

Tickets on sale now:  www.livearts.org



24/7 2015 Directors

This town has the great directors all over it.  But sometimes they’re busy, or hidden, or in high demand.  It’s like a scavenger hunt to find them and lock them in while they still have availability.

We are pack rats.  Or squirrels.  Or hunter-gatherer-types-of-gun-free-amerian-artists.  Anyway, look what we found.  Charlottesville’s hottest director list.  Each and everyone has (voluntarily) signed on for 24/7 2015 at Live Arts.

24/7 2015 Directors (alphabetically by first name):

  • 24-7-2015-directorsBryan Garey
  • Edward Warwick-White
  • Erica Arvold
  • Jasmine Witmer
  • Kate Bennis
  • Marty Moore
  • Mary Burruss

5 women, 2 men.  That’s right.  The secret is out.

Get your tickets now (this will sell out) at www.livearts.org


24/7 2015 Playwrights

24-7-2015-playwrightsHoly Guacamole!

(And, I’m not talking about a divinely delicious Mexican side dish.)

I’m talking about the fantastical, magical, freakin’-lip-smackin’-divinely delicious lineup of playwrights we have for 24/7 in 2015.

Here they are, alphabetically by first name:

  • Alex Rafala
  • Joel Jones
  • Kate Monaghan
  • Kay Leigh Ferguson
  • Kisha Jarrett
  • Miller Murray Susen
  • Robert Wray

Once again, we provide more female playwrights than male playwrights.  That’s just how we roll. We put on our dresses just like every other man.

24/7 — Our Seventh Year Itch!  Tickets go on sale first full week of January at www.livearts.org.



24/7:2015-Our Seventh Year

24-7-2015-our-seventh-yearWell, well, well… going back to the well.

24/7 2015 is gearing up like a rector-set from a child’s dreams in the 1960s.  What?

Each year we produce seven new 10 minute plays in 24 hours. We do this by getting

and giving them a theme and 24 hours… Bingo!  (wait, what, now we’re playing bingo? — well, let the metaphors mix.)

Get involved now, or get ready to buy your tickets at livearts.org on January 4th.  Then come see the show of shows:

  • 24/7: January 24, 2015
  • Live Arts
  • 7pm and 9:30pm
  • Tickets: livearts.org or 434-977-4177

Okay,Well that’s it, Look for updates soon, and start buying your tickets for this guaranteed to sell out show, on January 4, 2015.

Dip into the well, build something in your dreams, and play many games: bingo!


The Sugar at Live Arts

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

The Plays:


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:

247-2014-dancersSumming Up

Original Dance Choreographed and Performed by:

  • Kevin LaMarr Jones
  • Edwin Roa
  • Erin White

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

Download the program here.

24/7 2014 Crew

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

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

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.