2016

FOR ANNIE
 

By Beth Hyland
Directed by Rebecca Willingham
August 26th-September 4th, 2016

Annie Lambert was murdered in the middle of her senior year.
So now, her sisters in the BTA sorority at SUNY Onondaga are honoring her memory in the best way they know how: they're putting on a play.
For Annie uses Greek chorus, pop music, dance, and a whole lot of glitter to explore grief, guilt, sisterhood, and what it means to remember.

For Annie was originally developed in the New Colony Writers Room, 2016

CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM

CAST
Leah/Annie - Hannah Sawicki
Jessie - Ella Pennington  
Nora - Kaye Winks
Kaela - Georgi McCauley
Chelsea/Casey - Charlotte Thomas
Rachel/Tammy - Claire Orzel
Emily/Conner - C. Jaye Miller
Lauren/Bruce - Natalie Joyce Smith
A Spirit - Erin O'Shea
Raf/Nick - Daniel Shtivelberg
Mitch/Max - Nick Day

CREATIVE
Production Stage Manager - Kasey Trouba
Scene & Graphic Design - Gregory Culley
Costume Design - Jerica Hucke
Lighting Design - Nathan Kubik
Sound & Projection Design - Ben Zeman
Choreographer - Kim Green
Fight Choreographer - Alejandro Tey
Assistant Stage Manger - Anna Joaquin 

All photos by Cole Simon


2015

SEAGULLS

By Beth Hyland
Directed by Rebecca Willingham
Additional music by Patrick Budde

July 2nd-18th, 2015
The Den Theatre
The Chicago Musical Theatre Festival

 

Seagulls, a contemporary indie rock adaptation of Anton Chekov's The Seagull, follows four friends and bandmates at a small college as they struggle to achieve artistic greatness without losing themselves--or each other. 

Cast and Creative team

CAST
Nina - Ella Pennington
Con - Sammy Zeisel
Masha - Anna Basile
Simon - Will Sonheim

CREATIVE
Production Stage Manager - Kasey Trouba
Scene & Lighting Design - Gregory Culley
Sound Design - Will Quam
Music Direction - Patrick Budde

REVIEWS

"Seagulls is a sharp jab to the heart...I certainly hope some enterprising company targeting a young audience is wise enough to pick it up."
-Jacob Davis, Chicago Critic

production photos