PLAYWRIGHT: Barbara Lhota* is an award-winning playwright, a member of the Dramatists Guild, a network playwright with Pride Films and Plays, and a member of Babes With Blades Theatre Company. Her plays have been produced in Boston, Chicago, New York and throughout the country. Her most recent productions and readings have been with Organic Theater, Raven Theatre, 20% Theater, Pride Films and Plays, Polarity Theatre, Idle Muse, Something Marvelous, and Stage Left.Lhota has four volumes of short plays published with Smith & Kraus and 50 monologues published with Meriwether, Pioneer Press, Smith & Kraus and Performance Stuff. She has premiered three other scripts with BWBTC: Los Desaparecidos (The Vanished) in 2008, The Double in 2011 and 180 Degree Rule (with M.E.H. Lewis) in 2016. She is a past recipient of the Mimi and Harold Steinberg Award for Playwriting for Hanging by a Thread and was a semi-finalist for the Shakespeare’s Sister Fellowship.
DIRECTOR: Leigh Barrett*, a former artistic director of Babes With Blades Theatre Company, now serves as technical coordinator and casting director. She has been making theatre in Chicago as a Jill-of-all-trades since her graduation from Bradley University in 1989. In 1990, she joined Stage Left Theatre (representative lighting design work Leander Stillwell, The Waiting Room, Clue in the Old Birdbath, Burying the Bones, Police Deaf Near Far). She has been a member of BWBTC since designing The Girl in the Iron Mask in 2007. Her directing work includes Bo Thomas and the Case of the Sky Pirates, Patchwork Drifter and The Double (also by Barbara Lhota). The Invisible Scarlet O’Neil marks her third trip into the 1940s for BWBTC.
CAST: Lynne Baker (Dr. Greta Hertzfeldt/Doris Carmichael), Chloe Baldwin (Scarlet O’Neil), Chris Cinereski (Dr. O’Neil/Bill Hackett/Guard/Cop), Margaux Fournier (Sarah Blue) Ashley Fox (Judy Butafuco), Lisa Herceg* (Hedy Labarr/Marcie), Aneisa Hicks (Jean Sharp), Elizabeth MacDougald* (Evanna Keil), Kirk Osgood (Dr. Percy Spencer/Bobby); with Patti Moore* and Savanna Rae (Understudies)
STAFF: Chloe Baldwin (Violence Assistant), Libby Beyreis* (Violence Design), Milo Bue (Scenic Design), Meghan Erxleben (Lighting Design), Sarah Espinoza (Sound Design), Colleen Layton (Production Manager), G. Max Maxin IV (Projection Design), Lindsey Miller (Stage Manager), Kimberly Morris* (Costume Design), Manuel Ortiz (Technical Director), Hannah Wolff (Dramaturg)
* denotes BWBTC Ensemble Member