Playwright – Meg Miroshnik

Sunday, May 17 at 3pm

No. Six Depot Roastery and Café
6 Depot Street, West Stockbridge, MA

$20

The Tall Girls by Meg Miroshnik

Welcome to Poor Prairie, the dusty, desolate town where fifteen-and-a-half-year-old Jean has been exiled as caretaker for her wild-child cousin, Almeda. It’s a grim, dangerous place to eke out an existence as a teenage girl—until an out-of-towner arrives with a brand-new basketball in tow. As the town’s girls come together to form a team set on making it out of Poor Prairie, a murky committee of townspeople threatens to stamp out girls’ sports altogether. Written by award-winning playwright Meg Miroshnik this play dramatizes issues important to the WAM Theatre community; the fight for class, education and gender equality.

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Stage Manager:  Erin C. Patrick*

Annie Considine HeadshotANNIE CONSIDINE (Lurlene) WAM Theatre: Fresh Takes Reading: Blue Stockings (Carolyn). Elsewhere: Annie has worked as an actor and education artist at Shakespeare & Company since 2013. You may have seen her in Private Lives (Sybil), Accomplice (Harley) or Toad of Toad Hall (Badger). She has performed in schools across the Northeast and at the Mount through the Northeast Regional Tour production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck/Egeus/Snug/Philostrate). As a teacher, she has directed in the Fall Festival of Shakespeare (2013-2014) and taught in numerous residencies. Training: University of Chicago, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Shakespeare & Company. Awards: “Best Newcomer to Acting” in Berkshire Record’s Best of the Berkshires 2014. Online: annieconsidine.com Et Cetera: Annie is very happy to join WAM again in the Fresh Takes Reading Series!

Catherine Seeley HeadshotCATHERINE SEELEY (Inez) WAM Theatre: Blue Stockings (Celia). Elsewhere: Oldcastle Theatre, VT: My Fair Lady (Ensemble), Hubbard Hall, NY: Romeo and Juliet (Nurse), Macbeth (1st Witch, Lady MacDuff), Amadeus (Cook), Stageworks-On-Hudson Theatre, NY: The Divine Sister (Understudy), Guerilla Theatre, NC: Polaroid Stories (Philomel), Frankenstein Is Dead (Lisa), Thin Edge Films: Thirsty (Lara). Website: www.catherineseeley.webs.com

Erin Butcher HeadshotERIN EVA BUTCHER (Jean) WAM Theatre: Debut. Boston AreaKerplop! , Lover’s Quarrels, and Hairy Tales (Imaginary Beasts), Blue Window (Brown Box Theatre Project), The Forgetting Curve (Bridge Rep of Boston), Uncle Vanya (Apollinaire Theatre Company), Hookman (Company One) Training:  Shakespeare & Company Conservatory and Performance Intern Program, BA in Theatre from Baldwin-Wallace University Et Cetera: Erin is Artistic Director of Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company, a Boston based company committed to telling stories about women, and creating more opportunity for female theatre artists. This summer we will be presenting an all-female version of The Winter’s Tale in Somerville MA. Website: www.maidenphoenix.org

maizyBroderick_052614_38 - Version 2MAIZY BRODERICK SCARPA (Almeda) WAM Theatre: Debut. Berkshires:  UPCOMING: The Lift with Rogue Angel Theatre,The Aliens (director) with Homespun Theatre. PREVIOUSLY: Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Hubbard Hall (Ondine; King Lear; Of Mice and Men), Barrington Stage (To Kill a Mockingbird)NYC: La Mama E.T.C., The Sidewalk Cafe, The Highline Park. Training: BFA, NYU/Tisch. Shakespeare & Company. Et Cetera:Playwright/director of Strange New Planet, produced by NYU/Tisch/ETW. Currently co-writing Wayward Home: A Musical Folktale, workshopped at Hubbard Hall.

Ryan Winkles HSRYAN WINKLES* (Haunt Johnny) WAM Theatre: The Old Mezzo; Fresh Takes reading: Blue Stockings. Elsewhere:  Shakespeare & Company: Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, It’s a Wonderful Life, Mother Courage, Love’s Labours Lost, The Tempest, King Lear, As You Like It, Hound of the Baskervilles. Film/TV: Doug Trumbull’s UFOTOG. Training: MFA in Acting from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Sarah Jensen HeadshotSARAH JENSEN (Puppy) WAM Theatre: Debut. Elsewhere:  Connecticut Repertory Theatre: Edward/Betty in Cloud 9, directed by Vincent J. Cardinal. Penelope in Lysistrata directed by Jen Wineman. Manifesto Poetico: Paulina in Tito’s Dream guided by Carlos Garcia Estevez. Hartford Wrights: Girl in Take Shelter directed by Cooper Campbell. Other favorite credits: Rosemary in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Glory in Almost, Maine, and June in The Man Who Came to Dinner. Film/TV:  Commencement, a student film by Ryan Glista and The Monotony of it All, a student film by Jared Fischler. Training:  BFA Acting, University of Connecticut Class of 2017.

ERIN C. PATRICK* (Stage Manager) WAM Theatre:  Debut. Elsewhere: Is currently the Production and Operations Manager for Chester Theatre Company where she has stage managed for the past four summers (A Number, Arms on Fire, The Betrothed, Crime and Punishment).  Previously she was based in the DC area as a freelance stage manager working at a number of regional theatres including Shakespeare Theatre Company, Signature Theatre, Roundhouse Theatre, and  Theatre J among others.  She was also the Production Coordinator for the Dance Department at the University of Maryland from 2009-2012. Training:  MFA Stage Management – University of Iowa, BS Theatre Arts – SUNY Oneonta.

 

*Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association

Kelly Galvin HeadshotKELLY GALVIN (Director) WAM Theatre: Artistic Associate (2012-2014), Fresh Takes Inaugural Playreading Series (Curator and Producer), Blue Stockings reading (Director), Emilie (Producer), 10x10on10 (Performer). Elsewhere: Boston University: Changes of Heart (Director), In the Next Room or, the vibrator play (Assistant Director). Shakespeare & Company member since 2008; S&Co Director: The 2009 Bankside Preludes and The Great Mail Robbery; S&Co Assistant Director: All’s Well That Ends Well (dir. Tina Packer), Hamlet, and Twelfth Night; S&Co Performer: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King Lear, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Learned Ladies, The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare & The Language That Shaped A World, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and The Venetian Twins; S&Co Education Artist: Fall Festival of Shakespeare (Director 2008-2013), Riotous Youth (Faculty), Young Company (Faculty). Orlando Shakespeare Theatre: Julius Caesar (Assistant Director, directed by Tina Packer). Boston Center for American Performance: Krapp’s Last Tape & The Dumbwaiter (Assistant Director). Kitchen Theatre Company: Red (Director), Secret Order, Emmet & Ella (Performer). The Boston Publick Theatre: Romeo & Juliet (Director). Awards: Davenport Prize for Acting (Wellesley College, 2007); IRNE Nomination for Best Supporting Actress in Pride and Prejudice). Training: Wellesley College (BA, Political Theory and Theatre Studies). MFA candidate at the Boston University School of Theatre Directing Program.

 Meg MiroshnikMEG MIROSHNIK (Playwright) WAM Theatre debut. Plays: The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls; The Droll {A Stage-Play about the END of Theatre}; The Tall Girls; Old Actress; and an adaptation of the libretto for Shostakovich’s Moscow, Cheryomushki. Venues: La Jolla Playhouse, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Center Theatre Group, South Coast Rep, the McCarter Theatre Center, Yale Rep, Alliance Theatre, Yale Rep, the Kennedy Center, Lark New Play Development Center, Chicago Opera Theater, the Moscow Playwright and Director Center, Washington Ensemble Theatre, Circle X, The Wilma Theater, Perishable Theatre, WordBRIDGE Playwrights Laboratory, and One Coast Collaboration. Awards: She is the recipient of a 2012 Whiting Award. Her play The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls was a finalist for the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn prize and winner of the 2011-2012 Alliance/Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Award. Training: MFA in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama where she studied with Paula Vogel. Et Cetera: Meg hails from Minneapolis and currently lives in Los Angeles, where she is a member of the Playwrights Union and The Kilroys.