Past Productions

May 2017: Ashes & Ink by Martha Pichey (stage reading)
November 2016: whatdoesfreemean? by Catherine Filloux (educational reading)
August 2016: Rehearsing Desire by Suzanne Trauth (stage reading)
April 2016: whatdoesfreemean? by Catherine Filloux (developmental reading)
November-December 2015: Rose by Laurence Leamer
May 2015: Wash, Dry, Fold by Nedra Pezold Roberts (stage reading)
February 2015: Françoise by Suzanne Trauth (stage reading)
May 2014: Rose by Laurence Leamer (stage reading)
June 2013: The Girl Who Would Be King by Jan O’Connor (stage reading)
July 2012: The Fallen by Yasmine Beverly Rana (full production)
May 2012: Refrigerator Mother by Alessandra Hirsch (stage reading)
June 2011: The Fallen by Yasmine Beverly Rana (stage reading)
May 2011: Blood Sky, Paradise, and Returning by Yasmine Beverly Rana (stage reading)
October 2010: Naturalized Woman by Dominica Radulescu (stage reading)
May 2010: From Trinity to Trinity original story by Kyoko Hayashi,
English translation by Eiko Otake, dramatic adaptation by Nora’s Playhouse (stage reading)
May 2010: The Fallen by Yasmine Beverly Rana (stage reading)
March 2010: Winter Flowers by Lily Rusek (stage reading)
March 2010: The Game by Natalie Bates (stage reading)
January 2010: From Trinity to Trinity original story by Kyoko Hayashi,
English translation by Eiko Otake, dramatic adaptation by Nora’s Playhouse (developmental reading)
October 2009: Leonard’s Car by Isabella Ides (stage reading)

 


May 1, 2017:

a stage reading of…

Ashes & Ink

by Martha Pichey

Molly would do anything for her son, especially since the death of her husband.  But trying to keep Quinn on track after he descended into addiction means she’s close to going off the rails herself.  Now he’s just out of rehab with the chance to audition for a place at the world’s best drama school.  Molly wants to trust him.  She wants him well more than anything.  But how does a mother move on and make room for new love when she’s consumed with the life of her son?

Directed by Caroline Reddick Lawson

Featuring:
Jessica Blank, Stephen Dexter*, Cynthia Enfield*, Noah Goldstein, Quentin Maré*, Joyce Fideor*

Alexandra Bonesho* reading Stage Directions

*Appeared courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association

Location:
Guild Hall
1 East 29th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016

Time: 7pm

Suggested Donation: $15


November 21, 2016:

a second reading of…

whatdoesfreemean?

by Catherine Filloux

performed with a cast of 20 actors, both professionals and faculty members, for 100+ freshmen in the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Department of Interdisciplinary Studies Department.

Directed by Amy S. Green

Featuring:
Stephen Dexter, Sandrine Dikmabi, Dana Edell, Lynette R Freeman, Michael Genet, Rebecca Lovett, Jerry Markowitz, Nico Montano, Vivian Nixon, Julissa Roman, Kofi Scott, Barbara Sullivan, Sturgis Warner, and Connie Winston

Amy S. Green reading Stage Directions

Location:
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59th Street (between 10th/11th)

The reading was followed by a panel discussion with attorney Sheila Samuels; former NYS Correctional Facility Supervisor Joseph Williams; The Reverend Vivian Nixon, Executive Director of the College and Community Fellowship; Nicolas Montano, Youth Justice Research Associate at the Vera Institute of Justice; actor Connie Winston; and playwright Catherine Filloux.


August 12, 2016:

a stage reading of…

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Rehearsing Desire

by Suzanne Trauth

An American in . . . Kiev? It’s the summer of 1991, and Charlotte Cranford is the first American–and first woman–director at the Kiev Theatre Company. She’s been sent by her university on a cultural exchange to oversee a production of Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire.” The play’s passions boil over into a real-life love triangle as the streets outside the theatre erupt in violence, leading to Ukrainian Independence. Love, loyalty, commitment, courage, art and Soviet intrigue challenge the old cliche that the show must go on.

Directed by Amy S. Green

Featuring:
Elliot Crown*, Sanja Danilovic, Barbara Drum Sullivan*, Sara Morgulis,
Peter Von Berg*, Ben Williamson*, Yury Kakor

Rebecca Lovett reading Stage Directions

*Appeared courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association

Location:
Guild Hall
1 East 29th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016

The reading was followed by a talk back with director Amy S. Green and playwright Suzanne Trauth.


April 21, 2016:

the first public reading of…

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whatdoesfreemean?

by Catherine Filloux

whatdoesfreemean? takes us into the cell and the mind of its central character, Mary, an African-American woman who is serving time for an undisclosed crime. Her days in solitary confinement are spent trying to keep her sanity in the face of loneliness, indifference, human cruelty, and loss. As she grapples with internal voices that threaten to loosen her grip on reality, anger, outrage, strength, and humor carry Mary through her period of incarceration and beyond.

Directed by Amy S. Green

Featuring:
Connie Winston
with Rebecca Lovett, Bobby Plasencia*, Julissa Roman, and Myxolydia Tyler*

Julie Kling reading Stage Directions

*Appeared courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association

Location:
The Black Box Theatre
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59th Street (between 10th/11th)

The reading was followed by Women in Prison: Eyewitness Accounts, a panel discussion with formerly incarcerated prison reform activist Evie Litwok and correctional psychiatrist Dr. Annette Hanson, moderated by attorney Sheila Samuels.

The UN states that more than 15 days in solitary confinement amounts to torture, yet solitary confinement has become a control strategy of first resort in many prisons and jails.  Women can be placed in complete isolation for months or years for using profanity, untreated mental illnesses, because they are children, gay or transgender, in need of ‘protection’, or because they reported rape or abuse by prison guards. While most attention paid to the issue of mass incarceration has focused on prisoners who are men, women bear the brunt of the consequences when they or the men in their lives are sent away.  More than 205,000 women are incarcerated in America today.


2015:

November- December 2015:

the world premiere production of…
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STARRING TONY AWARD®  NOMINEE KATHLEEN CHALFANT
DIRECTED BY CAROLINE REDDICK LAWSON

DRAMA DESK, OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE, AND UNITED SOLO SPECIAL AWARD
NOMINEE FOR OUTSTANDING SOLO PERFORMANCE!!

Rose is the Kennedy story as told by the matriarch who lived it all. Best selling author Laurence Leamer’s (The Kennedy Women, The Kennedy Men, Sons of Camelot) intimate, one-character drama stars Tony Award ® nominee Kathleen Chalfant as Rose Kennedy. Set in 1969 at the Kennedy’s Hyannis Port compound the week after Teddy’s fateful accident at Chappaquiddick, Rose struggles with all the tragedies the Kennedys have overcome and finds new understanding of the choices she made as well as those made by her husband and children. Inspired by audio recordings Rose Kennedy made, Rose takes the audience on a fascinating and unexpected journey with someone we think we know.

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May 8, 2015:

a stage reading of…

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WASH, DRY, FOLD

By Nedra Pezold Roberts

Sisters Trudy and Enola have been bickering all their adult lives over differences in religion, lifestyle, and childhood resentments. Now they’re stuck with each other running Grace’s Place, the run-down New Orleans laundromat they inherited from their mother. Uncle Slackjaw, a Vietnam P.O.W., slips in and out of reality as often as he wanders in and out of the laundromat. The bank has turned them down for a loan; the cops are after Uncle Slack. The arrival in town of Arlene, a 28 year-old, over-qualified tattoo artist, brings the possibility of change. Might she be the catalyst for resolution, reconciliation, or even redemption? 

Directed by Caroline Reddick Lawson

Featuring:
Angela Dickson as Trudy
Sarah Spratling as Enola
Tom Lawson* as Uncle Slack
Rebecca Lovett as Arlene
Scott Page as Mick Mahoney

Amy S. Green reading Stage Directions

*Appeared courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association

Location:
Huntingdon College
Leo J. Drum Theatre
1125 East Fairview Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36106

I wanted to thank you all again for the opportunity you gave me this weekend to strengthen ‘Wash, Dry, Fold’. Your patience, insights, and professionalism helped me to see several ways I could clarify thematic points and tighten tension in places…. There is SO much value in the experience you provided, and I need you to know I’m grateful.
– playwright, Nedra Pezold Roberts


 

February 27, 2015:

a stage reading of…

FRANÇOISE

By Suzanne Trauth

Françoise Bollinger is eighty and ill. Confronted with her mortality, she is frightened to die with a terrible sin on her conscience. While grappling with her past to find forgiveness for her actions, she relives the summer of 1944 in Nice, France. Françoise remembers studying dance with one of Isadora Duncan’s protégées; falling in love with Christian, a young German soldier, sharing his passion for the poetry of Rilke and sharing her passion for dance. Now sixty years later, as she faces the end of her life, Françoise conjures up Christian, Isadora Duncan, and a younger version of herself, struggling to navigate between the two worlds of past and present. A compassionate doctor and troubled granddaughter are her only companions as she searches for the redemption she needs before dying.

Directed by Caroline Reddick Lawson & Rebecca Lovett

Featuring:
Kathleen Chalfant* as Françoise Bollinger
Hillary Spector* as Isadora Duncan
Stephen Bienskie* as Dr. John Marbury
Christina Toth as Young Françoise Bollinger
Timothy Sekk* as Christian Paul
Lizzie Fox as Joanna Bollinger
Christopher Domig* as Pierre Lanier

Amy S. Green reading Stage Directions

*Appeared curtesy of Actor’s Equity Association

Location:
A.I.R. Gallery
111 Front Street, #228
Brooklyn, NY 11201

A.I.R. Gallery has been advocating for women in the visual arts since 1972. At the time of the reading, the gallery showcased the 2015 A.I.R. National Artists Exhibition, Transformed Viewpoints, an energetic reflection of the face of today’s feminism across the U.S.

I just want to say thank you to all of you for your generous gift of time and support for ‘Francoise’. Your care and attention to the details of the play made the evening a very special one for me. It was a great pleasure to meet and work with you all.
– playwright, Suzanne Trauth

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2014:

May 19, 2014:

a stage reading of…

By Laurence Leamer

Starring Kathleen Chalfant* as Rose

Directed by Caroline Reddick Lawson

Renowned actress Kathleen Chalfant (Wit, Angels in America, House of Cards) and acclaimed non-fiction author Laurence Leamer  (The Kennedy Women, The Kennedy Men, Sons of Camelot) bring to the stage the story of the Kennedy family as seen through the eyes of its matriarch, Rose.

Stage Directions read by Larry Daggett*

Production Team:
Amy S. Green (Dramaturg)
Emily J. Richard (Stage Manager)
Rebecca Lovett
Stephanie Richards

Crew:
Rosie Cruz (Lighting Technician)
Steve Dee (Sound Technician)
JP Houchens (Projection Technician)
Chris Sabbath (House Manager)

Hosted by New York Theatre Workshop

Location:
79 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003

*member of Actors’ Equity Association

Copyrighted photos courtesy of the Kennedy Library Foundation

Working with the team of women at Nora’s Playhouse has been one of the most inspiring creative experiences of my professional life. They are serious, dedicated, insightful and honest. I owe them a great deal.
-playwright, Laurence Leamer

Read Merry Sheils’ review of Rose on Women Around Town.


 

2013:

June 21, 2013:

a stage reading of…

The Girl Who Would Be King

By Jan O’Connor

The Girl Who Would Be King is a comedy set in medieval times about a girl named Basil raised secretly from birth as a boy in order to be crowned King. Unfortunately, Basil falls in love with a princess but cruelly spurns the girl to keep the crown. When the princess turns up pregnant, King Basil must pronounce the death sentence on her and her seducer. Calamity ensues when the desperate princess publicly accuses Basil of being the father! What’s the secret girl-king to do? Through coincidences, interventions and even the birth of a baby, Basil finally learns who she really is and discovers the wondrous power of love.

Directed by Jacquelyn Honeybourne

Featuring:
Jackie Washam as The Storyteller
Katherine Booze-Mooney* as Basil
Carolina Reiter* as Clotilda
Rachel Charlop-Powers as Duchess of Lesser Flugel
Hanlon Smith-Dorsey* as Duke of Lesser Flugel
Steve Viola as King Heimlich
Rick Cekovsky as Count Charisma, Heinz, and Lady in Waiting #2
David Mangiamele as Old Guard, Messenger, Chancellor, Lady in Waiting #1, Master of the Guard, Master of Protocol, and Lawyer

Sarah Pullman reading Stage Directions

*Appeared courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

Location:
Gallim Dance Company
Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew
520 Clinton Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238


 

2012:

July 18-21, 2012:

THE FALLEN is a poetic piece about survival of the human spirit. – Lanie Zipoy, Works by Women

Click here for photos of the production.

The Fallen gives breath to the haunting stories of the Bosnian War. Spanning twenty years, Yasmine Beverly Rana’s moving play reveals the lingering repercussions of the conflict while ricocheting from the rooftops of Sarajevo to the balconies of Turin to the art galleries of London.

Directed by Caroline Reddick Lawson

Featuring:
Sanja Danilović as Sabine
Joe Tuttle* as Andrej
Caroline Tamas as Anais
Jen Taher* as Mirela
Christopher J. Domig* as Dejan
Brian Miskell as Carlo

THE FALLEN is an eye-opening piece of theatre shedding light on a horrendous time that few Americans understand. – Cate Cammarata, nytheatre.com

Hosted by:

Location:
Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
1 Washington Place (at Broadway)
New York, NY 10003

The Wednesday July 18, 2012 performance was a Gallatin Alumni Arts & Society event; an opening night reception followed the performance.

The Alumni Arts and Society program is designed for all Gallatin alumni and members of the Gallatin community who share a passion for the arts. The program will organize performances, receptions, discussions and art exhibitions in the Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts and in the Gallatin Galleries. These events are designed to highlight the School’s interdisciplinary approach to the arts and the value of the artist-scholar model.

It will serve as a platform to re-connect community members, while honoring the extraordinary creativity, talent and achievements of Gallatin alumni. Administered by Gallatin’s Office of Alumni Relations and directed by longtime Gallatin Professor Laurin Raiken, the Alumni Arts and Society Program takes its name from Gallatin’s original interdisciplinary arts program, which Raiken founded.

The Saturday July 21, 2012, 2:00pm performance was followed by a special talk back with the playwright, expert panelists, Elizabeth Cafferty and Donna Gaffney, and moderated by Gallatin Professor Sharon Friedman.

Creative Team:
Scenic Design: Katherine Fry
Lighting Design: Kia Rogers
Costume Design: Kristen Kopp
Sound Design: Janie Bullard
Art Design/Sculpture/Photography: Dennis Dalelio
Stage Manager: Emily J. Richard
Production Manager: Julie M. Mason
Casting Director: Jenn Haltman
Technical Director: Jacquelyn Honeybourne
Assistant Stage Manager: Alison Savino
Production Assistant: Kathryn Wilson
Dialect Coach: Christopher Scheer
Press: Lanie Zipoy, lanie.zipoy@gmail.com

*Appeared courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.
This production of The Fallen was an Equity Approved Showcase.

Press:
Adam Szymkowicz’s Interview with Yasmine Beverly Rana
People You Should Know . . . Jen Taher


 

May 4, 2012:

a developmental reading of…

Refrigerator Mother

by Alessandra Hirsch

Westport, Connecticut, 1961. Trapped amidst the expectation of status quo, the emergence of pop psychology, and the dominance of television, young parents Dee and Robert Barton struggle to accept their young daughter’s mysterious detachment. As their carefully built nuclear family begins to shatter, it soon becomes apparent that the only thing more powerful than a mother’s grief is her guilt.

Directed by Jill Harrison

Featuring:
Jocelyn Bioh* as Sherrie
Meredith Autry* as Dee Barton
Brandon Drea* as Robert Barton
Brian Hastert* as Boone Howard
Barbara Pitts* as Marilyn
Hugh Sinclair* as Dr. Bruno Bettleheim

Assistant Director and Stage Directions: Eva Amessé
Stage Manager: Aislinn Curry

*Appeared courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

Location:
Guild Hall of Grace Church
Brooklyn Heights
254 Hicks Street, Brooklyn


 

2010-2011 season:

June 24, 2011:

a stage reading of the latest edition of…

The Fallen

By Yasmine Beverly Rana

From the systematic rape camps of Kalinovik to the rooftops of Sarajevo, the bottom of the Adriatic Sea, and the balconies of Turin, comes a moment of discovery at a time of persecution for the survivors of rape and their children born from it during the Bosnian War. The Fallen gives breath to the stories of the war’s women, children, and their struggle for self-acceptance and reconciliation.

Directed by: Caroline Reddick Lawson

Featuring:
Joe Cappelli as Andrej
Molly Ward* as Sabine
Brooke Hills as Anais
Jenne Vath* as Mirela
Steve Viola as Dejan
Gene Gallerano as Carlo

With Christa Wroblewski reading Stage Directions

*Appeared courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

This reading celebrated the release of Yasmine’s publication, The War Zone is My Bed and Other Plays.

Location:
Guild Hall of Grace Church
Brooklyn Heights
254 Hicks Street, Brooklyn


 

May 31, 2011:

a stage reading of 3 scenes from…

Blood Sky, Paradise, and Returning

by Yasmine Beverly Rana

Directed by Jackie Honeybourne

Featuring: Yasmine Beverly Rana and Steve Viola

Stage Directions: Stephanie Richards

In anticipation of Yasmine’s book release, Nora’s Playhouse presented a reading of scenes from Yasmine’s new publication The War Zone is My Bed and Other Plays. This event was only open to Peter Cooper Village Stuyvesant Town residents.


 

October 15, 2010:

a stage reading of…

Naturalized Woman

Naturalized Woman

by Domnica Radulescu

Domnica Radulescu’s Naturalized Woman develops the themes of immigration, freedom, exile and the American dream from the point of view of women’s experiences as new comers to the United States. Derived partly from her own experiences as a Romanian emigre in the United States, from family stories and stories of women refugees, the play is written in ten tableaus. The frame of the play is a naturalizing interview that takes place in one of the immigration offices in Chicago in the eighties. The play combines feminist aesthetics of placing women’s voices and stories center stage, with surrealist leaps into the fantastical and the imaginary and the Brechtian technique of epic theater and distancing.

Directed by Jackie Honeybourne

Featuring: Jenne Vath*, Steve Viola, Lindsay Brill, Scott Andrews, Jenn Boehm, Katherine Booze-Mooney*, LaCrisha Brown, Lindy Flowers, Yasmine Rana, and Carolina Reiter

*Appeared courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

Location:
Guild Hall of Grace Church
Brooklyn Heights
254 Hicks Street, Brooklyn


 

2009-2010 Season:

May 20, 2010:

As part of the Francis Underhill Macy Hibakusha Initiative:

A stage reading of…

From Trinity to Trinity

Original story by Kyoko Hayashi

English translation by Eiko Otake

Dramatic Adaptation by Nora’s Playhouse

Kyoko Hayashi, a survivor of the A-bomb on Nagasaki at age 14, tells of her pilgrimage more than fifty years later to the Trinity site in New Mexico, test site of the first atomic bomb, and of her life as a hibakusha.

Directed by Caroline Reddick Lawson
Performance by Ako

Location:
New York Theatre Workshop
4th Street Theatre (83 E. 4th Street)

Visit the Hibakusha Stories website for more details about the festival.


 

May 2, 2010:

As part of Epic Theatre Ensemble‘s Passion Play Coalition Festival:

A stage reading of…

The Fallen

By Yasmine Beverly Rana

From the systematic rape camps of Kalinovik to the rooftops of Sarajevo, the bottom of the Adriatic Sea, and the balconies of Turin, comes a moment of discovery at a time of persecution for the survivors of rape and their children born from it during the Bosnian War. The Fallen gives breath to the stories of the war’s women, children, and their struggle for self-acceptance and reconciliation.

Directed by Caroline Reddick Lawson

Featuring:
Ariel Shafir* as Andrej
Molly Ward* as Sabine
Bess Rous* as Anais
Birgit Huppuch* as Mirela
Gene Gallerano as Carlo

Christa Wroblewski reading Stage Directions

*Appeared courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

Location:
The Irondale Center
85 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY

This reading of The Fallen was part of the Passion Play Coalition Festival.
Nora’s Playhouse was a proud member of the Passion Play Coalition Festival.


 

March 26, 2010:

A stage reading of…

Winter Flowers
By Lily Rusek

Featuring:
Delphi Harrington* as Delphie Jardinier
Marie Wallace* as Rosie Jardinier

and

The Game
By Natalie Bates

Featuring:
Barbara Bleier* as Sophie Eidelbaum
Marie Wallace* as Elaine Marcus
Delphi Harrington* as Louise O’Brien

…two new one-act plays about the poignant and often comical issues that women face as they age.

Stage Directions read by Yasmine Rana
Directed by Caroline Reddick Lawson

*Appeared courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

Location:
Guild Hall of Grace Church
Brooklyn Heights
254 Hicks Street, Brooklyn


 

January 2010:

Nora’s Playhouse was busy developing the adaptation of From Trinity to Trinity. Trinity is Hayashi Kyoko’s biographical story about visiting the Trinity site of the first atomic bomb test as an elderly woman after surviving the bomb as a young girl in Nagasaki. We developed the piece in a reading workshop as part of New York Theatre Workshop’s Usual Suspects Studio on January 21, 2010. Credits as follows:

From Trinity to Trinity

Original story by Kyoko Hayashi

English translation by Eiko Otake

Dramatic Adaptation by Nora’s Playhouse

Directed by Caroline Reddick Lawson

Performance by Ako

Also, we successfully held our first Educational Outreach Committee meeting on January 16.


 

October 23, 2009:

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The launch of Nora’s Playhouse and stage reading of the terrific new play…

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Leonard’s Car
by Isabella Ides

Josey Jeauxcarre, the reckless driver at the plays center, is on a collision course with memory and her two grown daughters. Chosen as an Outstanding Play in the Nora’s Playhouse call for scripts.

Directed by Caroline Reddick Lawson

Starring:
Josephine (Josey) Jeauxcarré: Lee Roy Rogers*
Ruby Tuesday (Tuesday): Katherine Barron
Skylark (Sky): Sandy York*
Stage Directions: Dennelle Clarke

Assistant Director: Jackie Honeybourne
Stage Manager: Emily J Richard

* Appeared courtesy of Actors Equity Association

Location:
Guild Hall of Grace Church
Brooklyn Heights
254 Hicks Street, Brooklyn


 

Beginnings…

July 6-10, 2005:

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by Yasmine Beverly Rana

Yasmine Rana’s The War Zone is My Bed–a play in two acts that explores the jagged terrain of love and need during times of war – was performed for five nights beginning July 6, 2005 at Vol de Nuit.

The play was the inaugural production of Nora’s Playhouse. The drama is set in different bedrooms in different countries at war, each act a dialogue between lovers attempting to come to terms with one another in a world turned upside down.

In the first act, an Afghan widow hiding in Kabul struggles with a secret relationship that could be fatally dangerous. In the second, a veteran war correspondent ending a tour of duty wrestles with his lover over the meaning of an affair come to its end.

The War Zone is My Bed was directed by Caroline Reddick Lawson, a founder of Nora’s Playhouse. In this production all of the technical and management jobs were held by women, specifically Emily J. Richard as stage manager, Karen Quan as set designer and Kate Greenberg as technical director.

Lanna Joffrey, who played the part of the Afghan widow in Ms. Rana’s drama, was the winner of the Outstanding Performance Award at the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival. She played opposite Klae Moore, an actor who has numerous television and film credits, including Zoolander and Shadow Chaser.

Foster Davis, founder and artistic director of Distillery Theatre, had the role of the foreign correspondent in the second act of The War Zone is My Bed. Vera Chernysheva, a recent graduate of the Actors Studio Drama School, played opposite him.