Antigone Program

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Welcome to our Virtual Play Reading Series. I am excited to be able to share theatre with all of you in this new way. As you may know we announced our fifth season at The Studio recently, it will include: Spike Heels by Theresa Rebeck, Pipeline by Dominique Morriseau, 9 to 5 The Musical by Dolly Parton and Ada and the Engine by Lauren Gunderson. We chose those stories to highlight seminal moments in herstory so we can celebrate how far women have come and keep an eye on how far women have yet to go. We have selected those stories around the theme: “Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History.” Now as we embark on this new chapter in our global history, I wanted to find a way to continue to bring theatre to our patrons in a way that will support the work we will be doing in the future. We started the series with George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, and now we will continue to bring you stories that highlight the struggles women have faced through out history. This week’s installment is Antigone, written by Sophocles in 441 BC, and is a defiant story of bravery in the face of an unjust law. Enjoy The Show, Whitney Morse, Artistic Director

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ANTIGONE By Sophocles (441 BC) Translation by Don Taylor (1986) Producer Jason Goedken Artistic Director Whitney Morse Director Grace Zottig

Production Manager Danielle Paccione

Company Manager/Editor Ryan Loeckel

Assistant Production Manager Layna Hoopfer

Antigone Brittney M Caldwell

Ismene Rachel Comeau

Creon Roberta Emerson

Haemon/A Messenger Mary Ellen Moreno

Teiresias Patti McGuire

A Soldier/Eurydice Alyson Johnson Chorus of Senators Sarah Lockard

Stay tuned after the show for a talk back with the actors and director. You can ask questions about the play, its history and the performance! TheStudioTheatre

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ANTIGONE By Sophocles (441 BC) translation by Don Taylor (1986) Standing up for your beliefs despite all consequences. Antigone, written by Sophocles in 441 BC, is a defiant story of bravery in the face of an unjust law. This Greek tragedy is sparked by Antigone’s loyalty to both of her brothers after their deaths on opposite sides of the battlefield. After winning the civil war, King Creon decrees traitors will not receive a proper burial. Antigone, being a woman of strong belief, defies the new order. This story details the tragic repercussions of her act of civil disobedience and love for her family.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES: QUALIA A post nuclear play by Ashleigh Ann Gardner (2019) Streaming: MAY 29 | 1PM EDT Is humanity born or created? Qualia, a new play by central Florida playwright Ashleigh Ann Gardner, is a dystopian story set 100 years in the future. The world has been decimated by toxic radiation, save a few lingering humans. Alex lives alone safely tucked away in a bunker made by her doomsday prepping parents. Her only companion is Dominic. Dom is an omnipresent artificially intelligent program engineered by her mother, a computer science professor. Alex and Dom are the only “living” creatures for miles. Until one day a knock outside the bunker door turns their safe world upside down. This intelligent and modern play explores what qualities are needed to be a part of humanity, and who makes those decisions? Do personality, care, and love make you human; or do you need a bodily experience too? Tune into the reading of this funny and honest play about finding what it means to be human in a modern, isolated world.

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PYGMALION By George Bernard Shaw

ENCORE Streaming: JUNE 5 | 1PM EDT The classic comedic play that inspired My Fair Lady The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol presents an encore virtual reading of George Bernard Shaw’s 1912 classic romantic comedy, Pygmalion. Eliza Doolittle, an ambitious flower girl, is picked up as a project by Henry Higgins, a world class phonetician. Professor Higgins makes a bet that he can transform Eliza from a street vendor to a high-class duchess through training in six months. But what happens when this experiment is through? Shaw’s play examines class, highlights objectification of women, and pokes fun at the drawing room niceties of the period. It was the winner of the 1925 Nobel Prize and has inspired many adaptations; most notably the musical My Fair Lady.

COMING SOON

EVER YOUNG By Alice Gerstenberg (1924) Streaming: JUNE 12 | 1PM EDT Clutch your pearls and drop your cane. Ever Young, a one-act play set in 1920’s Palm Beach, FL follows the conversations of gossiping women about restricted diets, knitting needles, pearls, reset diamonds, and walking sticks. Some of these women have lost their husbands by death, some by divorce; others are finding new romance and reminiscing on the bygone days of love and loss. Carrying a whiff of feminism, this funny play could be a precursor to the Golden Girls. Alice Gerstenberg’s play will tug at your heartstrings, make you laugh, and reveal the “truth of youth”.

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ElegAieSosng Cycle

by William Finn

ON SALE NOW ELEGIES A SONG CYCLE By William Finn Preview: AUG 13 Opening: AUG 14 | Closing: AUG 22

“Elegies: A Song Cycle” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.

$15 Preview Performance | $25 Performances "The living was the prize, the ending's not the story" Goodbye lyrics from Elegies The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol presents their annual summer song cycle, Elegies by Tony Award-winning composer, William Finn. This 5-person show is inspired by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Elegies is a heartfelt collection of songs about the deaths of various people Finn has known, including some of his closest friends and family members. This work is a commentary on the rewards and woes of being part of a family, a group of friends, and a society in good times and bad. Although the show is all about death and dying, it's no sad trip down memory lane. Never morbid, Elegies is touching, funny, and ultimately buoyant; floating on the spirits of those who inhabit its songs.

SEASON 5 | Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History

SPIKE SPIKE HEELS HEELS

PIPELINE LINE PIPE

ADA & THE ENGINE

BY DOMINIQUE MORISSEAU

BY THERESA REBECK

BY LAUREN GUNDERSON MUSIC & LYRICS BY DOLLY PARTON

BOOK BY PATRICIA RESNICK

BASED ON THE 20TH CENTURY FOX PICTURE ORIGINALLY PRODUCED ON BROADWAY BY ROBERT GREENBLATT, APRIL 2009

“Spike Heels” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

9/22/20-10/24/20

“Pipeline” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

11/17/20-12/19/20

9 TO 5, THE MUSICAL is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

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4/6/21-5/8/21

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BRITTNEY M CALDWELL (Antigone) is from San Diego, CA. She received her Masters of Fine arts in Acting from The University of Florida. She recently performed in the play she wrote and co-directed, From Colored To Black. Other shows include Building the Wall (Civic Media Center), The Virgin Trial (Cygnet Theatre), It Shoulda Been You (The Studio Theatre), Wakey, Wakey (Urbanite Theatre), This is War (ART), and Stage Kiss (The Hippodrome). Some of her favorite roles have been in The Colored Museum, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, and The Gnadiges Fraulein. RACHEL COMEAU (Ismene) is stoked to be a part of this virtual play reading! Rachel was first seen at The Studio as Daphna in Bad Jews. Past stage credits include A View From The Bridge, Three Sisters (Mad Cow Theater), The Whale, girl., and The Lieutenant of Inishmore (BethMarshallPresents). She can be seen in indie film Testament (Amazon) and an upcoming television series The Right Stuff (Disney+) premiering later this year. She’s trained at Rollins College where she earned her BA in Theatre Arts, The Stella Adler Studio, and currently takes classes at Class Act Studios in Orlando. She thanks The Studio Theatre for this amazing opportunity. Peace and love foxy people! IG: thatrachelcomeu Facebook: rachel.comeau.10 ROBERTA EMERSON (Creon) is a Director, Actor and Producer, and teacher among many other hats she proudly wears. She is a graduate of both the University of Minnesota with BFA in Acting and Theatre Management and New York University with an MFA in Acting. She has worked as and actor and director in many regional theaters around the country, has done extensive voice over commercial and film work, and has been a teaching artist both state side and in Europe. She is currently the Director of Theatre for Montverde Academy's Theatre Conservatory and is repped by Lock Talent. ALYSON JOHNSON (A Soldier/Eurydice) has performed for nearly 20 years in Central Florida regional and community theatres. Favorites at The Studio include Neighbors: A Fair Trade Agreement, A Doll's House, It Shoulda Been You, Stop Kiss, and Next to Normal. Graduate of University of Central Florida, 2001 and 2019. She has spent this time of uncertainty mostly homeschooling and staring at books, and is eternally grateful to everyone at The Studio for giving her and the community some art and comfort right now.

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SARAH LOCKARD (Chorus of Senators) is excited to be reading with The Studio Theatre. She has worked at The Studio as an understudy for Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune and A Doll’s House. Other recent productions include Pride and Prejudice, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, and 1776 at Mad Cow Theatre, The Birds at the Garden Theater, and an all-female Twelfth Night with UCF. She works at Sleuth’s Mystery Dinner Shows and dances with Voci Dance. Thanks for watching and stay safe! PATTI MCGUIRE (Teiresias) first appearance with The Studio Theatre was in A Doll’s House playing the role of Anne-Marie. Patti moved to Orlando when cast as the original Iowa Housewife in Menopause, The Musical. She has appeared in Central Florida productions with Mad Cow, Orlando Repertory Theatre, Winter Park Playhouse, SeaWorld, and Fringe Festival. Before moving to Florida, Patti appeared in many productions in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and South Dakota. Patti earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in acting from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She recently retired from teaching and enjoys having more time to act, travel, and ride her Harleys. MARY ELLEN MORENO (Haemon/A Messenger) loves everything about this virtual reading. She thinks you'll love the play, the casting choices, the powerful cast, the direction, and oddly, this medium for it as much as she does! Her favorite past theatre credits are Callie in Stop Kiss (The Studio Theatre), As You Like It (Classic Stage Company, NY), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theatricum Botanicum, CA), and Three Sisters (Riverside Theatre, NY). Favorite TV credits: Unbelievable, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Rhett & Link’s Buddy System. Favorite Film credits: Graduation (won Best Supporting Actress in a Short at LIIFE). She holds an MFA in Acting from Columbia University, and is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA. www.maryellenmoreno.com GRACE ZOTTIG (Director) Resident Stage Manager for The Studio Theatre can typically be found in the audio/visual booth in the space. She has been with the team since August 2018, with her first production being Stop Kiss. Some other titles she has staged managed are: Assassins, Neighbors: A Fair Trade Agreement, It Shoulda Been You, and Now. Here. This. She is stoked to switch gears and direct the virtual play reading series. Grace's directing debut, Silent Sky, could be seen at the Fred Stone Theatre, 2017. A special thanks to her friends, family, teammates at The Studio, and Noah. Without y'alls love and support, she wouldn't be the young professional she would be today.

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CAST Antigone............................................................................ Brittney M Caldwell Ismene....................................................................................... Rachel Comeau Creon...................................................................................... Roberta Emerson Haemon/A Messenger......................................................... Mary Ellen Moreno Teiresias........................................................................................Patti McGuire A Soldier/Eurydice.....................................................................Alyson Johnson Chorus of Senators.......................................................................Sarah Lockard

PRODUCTION TEAM Director......................................................................................... Grace Zottig Production Manager............................................................... Danielle Paccione Assistant Production Manager.....................................................Layna Hoopfer Company Manager/Editor............................................................ Ryan Loeckel Reading Graphics..................................................................... Kenny Constant Sound Design...............................................................................Nick Erickson

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