PLAYWRIGHT: Anne Bertram is a founding artistic associate of Theatre Unbound, a Minneapolis/St. Paul company devoted to work by and about women. She currently serves as its executive director. Her work as a playwright has been seen in venues from off-Off Broadway to middle-school classrooms in Fargo, as well as successful runs with Theatre Unbound, including Murderess (2011) and The Good Fight (2012). Awards and commissions include Northwestern University’s Agnes Nixon Playwriting Award (lovehateforgive), The Playwrights’ Center’s Jones Commission (The Donner Gold), Studio Z’s Playwright in Electronic Residence Commission (St. Luke’s) and the Tennessee Williams One-Act Prize (Liability).
DIRECTOR: Elizabeth Lovelady is a director, playwright, arts administrator and sometimes performer. She won the 2016 non-equity Jeff for Best Adaptation for D.O.A. with Strawdog Theatre, which she also directed. She is an artistic associate of Red Theater where she directed Prince Max’s Trewly Awful Trip to the Desolat Interior and 20% Theatre where she directed Fanny’s First Play and Photograph 51. Other favorite directing credits include Lone Star/Laundry and Bourbon, Crimes of the Heart, The Dining Room (Oil Lamp); The War to End War: Los Alamos (The Island) and Off the Spectrum, a devised piece she created as part of Red Tape Theatre’s Fresh Eyes project. She also created and performed the one-woman show A Simple Lesson in Baking with Marie Antoinette.
CAST: Scottie Caldwell (Gertrude Harding), Elisabeth Del Toro (Mary), Alison Dornheggen* (Christabel Pankhurst/Edith Garrud), Delia Ford* (Harriet Kerr), David Kaplinsky (Mr. Dickinson/Charlie/Inspector McBrien/Constable), Jean Marie Koon (Emmeline Pankhurst), Jillian Leff (Cicely), Arielle Leverett (Grace Roe), C. Jaye Miller (Hilda), Taylor Raye (Emily Wilding Davison/Wardess), Joseff Stevenson (Home Secretary McKenna/Constable/Inspector Gray/Jujutsu Demonstrator), and Richard Traub (Mr. Hunt/Bill/Constable/Prison Guard); with Tina Arfaee and Catherine Dvorak* (understudies)
STAFF: Samantha Barr (Production Manager), Lauren Brady (Assistant Stage Manager), Kenya Hall (Dramaturg), Rose Hamill (Stage Manager), Carrie Hardin (Dialect Coach), Gaby Labotka (Fight Choreography), Kimberly G. Morris* (Costume Design), Patrick O’Brien (Sound Design), Rachel Rauscher (Scenic Design), Julia Skeggs (Assistant Director), Arielle Valene (Properties Design), Becca Venable (Lighting Design, Technical Director)