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The Play’s the Thing: Women Leading

THEATER
Central School,
Itinerant Theatre’s Studio 339
809 Kirby Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601


TICKET INFO
$10 Adults
$8 Seniors
$5 Students

PASSES for all Performances:
$50.00 Adults, $40.00 Seniors, $25.00 Students


ABOUT
About the Production

Itinerant Theatre will present 51 new 10-minute and short plays from around the world for its fourth annual “The Play’s the Thing – New Play Series”. This year’s theme is “Women Leading”. Over 900 submissions were sent from 7 countries & the United States. The 51 selected will be presented as staged readings, bringing the characters and stories to life in an intimate setting before local audiences on May 24, 25, 31st and June 1st at 7pm, and Sundays May 26th and June 2nd at 2pm. Every performance date will be a separate set of plays, so catch as many as you can, or delight yourself and catch them all, for a whirlwind adventure through powerful stories of leadership, history, triumph, humor and humanity.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE & CAST

Friday, May 24th

Miriam May’im by Susan Kelso

Ruth Hanna McCormick: Jo Ann Hanks
Medill McCormick: Travis Spears
Helen Jones: Hannah Jolivette

THE POLITICS OF PLUCK by Elyse Kallen

Ruth Hanna McCormick: Jo Ann Hanks
Medill McCormick: Travis Spears
Helen Jones: Hannah Jolivette

Who Will Witness for the Witness by Susan Hansell

Woman One Natalie Sell
Woman Two Taylor Novak
Woman Three Amanda Boutin
Woman Four Jo Ann Hanks

The Dance Maker by Susan Shafer

Agnes deMille: Hannah Jolivette
Cecil B. de Mille Jordan Gribble
Stella: Natalie Sell

FEMALE FLYERS A One-Act Play By Elizabeth Cava

Addie: Jo Ann Hanks
Kate: Taylor Novak
Officer #1: Peyton Stanford
Stanley Garrett: Travis Spears

Just a Girl? by Susan Shafer

Georgia O’Keefe: Hannah Jolivette
Edward Specher: Peyton Stanford

AMAZONS OF TOMORROW by Rex McGregor

Eleanor Roosevelt: Jo Ann Hanks
Grover Whalen: Jordan Gribble
Hick (Larena Hickock) Heather Phillips

INEZ AND ALICE CONSORT By Jill Maynard

Inez Mulholland: Taylor Novak
Alice Paul: Georgina Graves
Nora: Jo Ann Hanks

Saturday, May 25th

We ReMember By AMY OESTREICHER

Sam: Taylor Novak
Jessie: Amanda Boutin

IT’S GOING TO BE A GREAT DAY by Paul Bowman

Haley: Jo Ann Hanks
Prescott: Travis Spears
Robert: Jordan Gribble
Bill: Tony James

Vacuum Seal By Mildred Inez Lewis

Ximena: Hannah Jolivette
Kaylee: Georgina Graves

THE NEW METEOROLOGIST by Laurie Allen

Producer: Jo Ann Hanks
News Anchor: Supratik Regmi
Sportscaster: Travis Spears
Emily: Natalie Sell
Make-up Artist: Peyton Stanford

MRS ROTHMAN’S REVENGE By Tajlei Levis

Phyllis Rothman: Jo Ann Hanks
David Rothman: Jordan Gribble
Mai Taylor Novak
Yasmin Himshree Neupane

A Misinterpretation of Events By Margie Semilof

Phil: Jordan Gribble
Dorothy: Jo Ann Hanks
Laurie: Taylor Novak
Magic Hour By Jack Karp
Lee Miller: Taylor Novak
David Scherman: Travis Spears

In Her Golden Years By Steven Korbar

Darlene: Jo Ann Hanks
Amy: Hannah Jolivette

Sunday, May 26th

Bold Dorothy, Retired by Colleen O’Doherty

STRONGARM: Natalie Sell
INDESTRUCTIBLE: Tiffany Granger
DOROTHY: Heather Phillips
MOVE-IT: Supratik Regmi
CHEETAH: Supratik Regmi

PROJECT W by DREW DAVIS

Marie: Rowan Metcalf
Tisha: Tiffany Granger
Gayle: Heather Phillips
Fay: Natalie Sell
Reeny: Himshree Neupane
Pamela: Jo Ann Hanks

Cope, Cope! By Robert Brophy

Mother Marianne: Heather Phillips
Male: Jordan Gribble

A Trip to Eden by Nancy Gall-Clayton 

Eve: Tiffany Granger
Sophie: Taylor Novak

Eshun, The Irresistible One by Susan Kelso

Himshree Neupane

Being Wendy Wasserstein A monologue based on interviews with Wendy Wasserstein
By Karen Fix Curry

Taylor Novak

History & the Femmes by Kat Meads

History: Travis Spears
Sophia Perovskaya: Georgina Graves
Alexandra Fedoravna: Natalie Sell
Fanny Kaplan: Jo Ann Hanks
Innessa Armand: Heather Phillips
Alexandra Kollontai: Amanda Boutin

SHIFTING EMOJIS by Robin Caroline

Sophie: Rowan Metcalf
April: Heather Phillips
Amber: Jo Ann Hanks

There’s a New Goddess in Town by L.Z. Zephyr

Cece: Georgina Graves
Jezra: Tasha Guidry
Hillary: Heather Phillips
Brick: Jordan Gribble

Friday, May 31st

Laundry At the Coin & Spin by Stacey Isom Campbell

Michelle: Georgina Graves
Oleta: Keshi Bartie

Death Defying By Stephen Kaplan

Zazel: Heather Phillips
Airabella: Amanda Boutin

AGATHE by Angela J. Davis

AGATHE UWILINGIYIMANA Keshi Bartie
CARRIE Natalie Sell
LUCAS Jaylin Williams
ADDIE Travis Spears
MBAYE DIAGNE Tony James

Bella Napoli by Steve Gold

Dr. Ernest Just: Tony James
Hedwig: Natalie Sell

Oh, Say Can You See by David Sobel

Neil Smith: Peyton Stanford
Jay Goodall: Jaylin Williams
Kate Murray: Natalie Sell

THE RING By Dwayne Yancey

Maryah: Keshi Bartie
Katherine: Heather Phillips

Fate Demands It by Carolynne Wilcox

Clytemnestra: Natalie Sell
Cassandra: Amanda Boutin

Where Mama Left Off by Doc Andersen-Bloomfield

Tinda May – Jo Ann Hanks

Saturday, June 1st

I’LL LOVE YOU ‘TIL THE COWS COME HOME by Greg Burdick

Joan: Heather Phillips
Roger: Tony James
Barbara: Georgina Graves

Miss irrelevant by Jeff Stoltzer

Charlie Weems: Travis Spears
Amy Sterling: Natalie Sell

SUSQUEHANNA by John F. Sarno

Kay Lu: Himshree Neupane
Zeelie Toms: Tiffany Granger
Susquehana Fay: Heather Phillips

THE BODY WASHER by Rosemary Frisino Toohey

Mara: Himshree Neupane
Nikki: Tiffany Granger Jacko
Amy: Natalie Sell

Angel in Hell by George J. Bryjak

Natalie Sell

DIRECTIONS by Penny Jackson

Marie: Jo Ann Hanks
Sofia: Natalie Sell

THE INTERVIEW By Mary Caroline Rogers

Judith: Jo Ann Hanks
Aaron: Tony James

The Color of Vengeance by Lynn Marie Macy

DORA Heather Phillips
GRETA Jo Ann Hanks
Gulabi Gang:
SAMPAT PAL DEVI Keshi Bartie
Gang Members:
JANKI PANDAY Himshree Neupane
SAYAH BANA Tasha Guidry
SHEELU NISHAD Tiffany Granger Jacko

PRINCESS AUDREY By Tracy Held Potter

Audrey: Samantha Brunson
Beth: Natalie Sell

Sunday, June 2nd

Anonymous by Sandra A. Daley-Sharif

Noelle Hardisohn: Tasha Guidry
Nina Hardisohn: Tiffany Granger

PERMISSION By Rachael Carnes

Alice: Jo Ann Hanks 
Emma: Rowan Metcalf

I Had a Bird By Genevieve Jessee

One: Tiffany Granger Jacko
Two: Rowan Metcalf
Three: Amanda Boutin

Hello Ocean By J. Lois Diamond

Wendy: Jo Ann Hanks
Rhonda: Tiffany Granger Jacko
Nina: Keshi Bartie

BLOOD by Yael Haskal

Beulah: Tasha Guidry
Lindy: Tiffany Granger

I’VE GOT THIS by Ken Levine

Rachel: Natalie Sell

PICKERS By James McLindon

Terry: Tasha Guidry
Dee: (KID) Tiffany Granger

GLO By Chris Shaw Swanson

GLO: Natalie Sell
Kristin: Jo Ann Hanks
Sherri: Tiffany Granger

I Feel Good! A Monologue By J. Lois Diamond

Sharon Jones: Keshi Bartie