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Director’s Note Adapting Cinderella was developed as a project to deconstruct the themes, ideas, and imagery we think of when we hear the term “Cinderella story.” Studying numerous cultural retellings of the fairy tale best known through a popular Disney cartoon, the ensemble of this piece broke down what being “Cinderella” truly means. What is it we wait for? What is deemed beautiful and who has the right to make that distinction? What is our own personal transformation that unlocks the door to our potential? And most importantly, who (or what) is your ‘prince’? The project was created in a four-and-a-half month span with our ensemble diving headfirst into dance, imagery, found and original text, and other forms of storytelling that would eventually be shaped into what you see this evening. We chose two versions of the Cinderella story, with the intent on connecting them to our third - a reflective take on the tale that takes place within a short span of time, but that reflects on all of the conversations, discoveries and themes that our ensemble used as source material. What you hear in the subway station are words developed by our cast and crew, so we are excited to share this tonight. I look forward to discussing the piece with you, so we invite you speak to us after the show! This process is how new theatre thrives and grows, so your thoughts, reflections, connections and disconnections are vital.

Andrew Peters The performance will be approx. ninety minutes with no intermission. Special Thanks Michael Anderson Jessica Ruth Baker The Baltimore Rock Opera Society CENTERSTAGE, Our Community Partner Mary Gorman Gordon Green Sherwin Mark and Load of Fun Arts University of Maryland Baltimore County Dave Whaley


ENSEMBLE SIOBHAN BECKETT

JUSTIN LAWSON ISETT Eric, the Guitarist (Subway), King (Yeh

Diana (Subway), Jin (Yeh Shen), God/ Panther (Rhodopis)

Shen), Pharaoh (Rhodopis)

PETER BLAINE*

RACHEL RECKLING

FRANCIS CABATAC

ALEXANDER SCALLY*

Gus (Subway/Yeh Shen/Rhodopis), Fish Daughter (Subway), Stepsister (Yeh (Yeh Shen) Shen), Egyptian Slave (Rhodopis) Custodian (Subway), Servant (Yeh Shen), God/Toad (Rhodopis)

CORI DIOQUINO

Dreamer (Subway), Yeh Shen (Yeh Shen), Egyptian Slave (Rhodopis)

ELIZABETH GALUARDI*

Student (Subway), Fish/Dancer (Yeh Shen), Rhodopis (Rhodopis)

SARAH FORD GORMAN*

Homeless Man (Subway), Chief Wu/ Fisherman (Yeh Shen), Naucratis (Rhodopis)

ASHLYN THOMPSON

Actress (Subway), Stepsister (Yeh Shen), Egyptian Slave (Rhodopis)

SARAH WEISSMAN*

Beggar (Subway), Merchant (Yeh Shen), God/Snake (Rhodopis)

Singer (Subway), Fish (Yeh Shen), Horus (Rhodopis)

PRODUCTION TEAM Written and Developed By Andrew Peters* Quinn S. Andrew Porter Emily Slaughter Bianca Gigli Siobhan Beckett Stephanie Holland Sarah Ford Gorman* Peter Blaine* J Hargrove*, Jesse Hersche, Lynn Morton*, Dave Whaley Britt Olsen-Ecker

The ensemble & Glass Mind Theatre Director, Set/Lighting & Graphics Composer (Yeh Shen, Subway scenes) Sound Design & Board Operator Costume Design Properties Design Makeup Design (Rhodopis) Stage Manager Choreography/Fight Choreographer Ast. Fight Choreographer

* - Glass Mind Theatre company member

Additional Set/Props Build Crew Photography


SIOBHAN BECKETT

Siobhan graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Acting from the Theatre Arts Department at Towson University. You may have seen her as The Criminologist in Factory Edge Theatre Works’s most recent production of The Rocky Horror Show. While at Towson, she participated in many productions such as Romeo and Juliet (Nurse), RENT (Ensemble/Joanne Understudy) and The Vagina Monologues (“My Angry Vagina”). Her work in makeup and special effects has been seen in The Rocky Horror Show, Den of Thieves with Glass Mind Theatre, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch with Iron Crow Theatre Company.

PETER BLAINE

Peter Blaine is the Events Director of Glass Mind Theatre. He has been seen in GMT’s productions of Den of Thieves as Sal and W------ as a Doctor/Ensemble. He performed as Dim Fu/in the ensemble in Reefer Madness with Factory Edge Theatre Works. Peter Blaine also directed Sting for Brainstorm vol. 2: Baltimore Mixtape. He has stage managed Glass Mind’s productions of Antarctica, Please Flag With Care, and Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom. You might of seen him around town as his drag persona Lola Mein who won Baltimore’s Newest Faces Drag Contest. Peter Blaine thanks everyone who has supported him over the years. Enjoy the show!

FRANCIS CABATAC

Francis is a 22-year-old actor from Rosedale, Maryland. He graduated from Towson University with a theatre degree in Acting. This is his first production with Glass Mind Theatre. He really hopes you enjoy the show. Yes, you.

CORI DIOQUINO

Cori is incredibly excited to be making her Glass Mind Theatre debut! A graduate of Towson University, she was most recently seen as Cassandra in The Rude Mechanical’s 2011 DC Capital Fringe production of Trojan Women 2.0. Other credits include: A Chorus Line (HCC’s Arts Collective), Eat the Runt (Spotlighters), What a Stranger May Know (The Kennedy Center) as well as DC’s Monologue Madness (2011). Thank you Mom and Dad for your constant support and encouragement, Sandi and Taylor for inspiring me throughout, and Andrew for giving me a chance to create.

ELIZABETH GALUARDI

Liz is a founding member of GMT, as well as the Education and Outreach Director. She has enjoyed this voyage of exploration with GMT since its start…through the lonely and barren tundra of Antarctica (by Carolyn Raship) to the deadly electronic world of the undead in Neighborhood 3:Requisition of Doom (by Jennifer Haley), down into a Den of Thieves (by Stephen Adly Guirgis) and finally landing in the world of ancient Egypt, China and…a subway station?…in Adapting Cinderella. She has truly enjoyed this stop on the company’s trip through the world of storytelling, music and dance and can’t wait to see where this journey takes her next.


SARAH FORD GORMAN

Sarah is the Associate Artistic Director here at Glass Mind Theatre. Over the past 2.5 seasons, Sarah has appeared as an actress in Den of Thieves (Maggie) and the first Brainstorm festival. She has also tried her hand as playwright, (And Underneath the Moon, Sting in Brainstorm vol. 2: Baltimore Mixtape), set designer (Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom) and combat choreographer (W------, Brainstorm vol. 2: Baltimore Mixtape, Den of Thieves, and now, Adapting Cinderella.) Around town, you may have seen her performing with The Vagabond Players, Factory Edge Theatre Works, and Cockpit-in-Court, among others. Her performance as Tracy Turnblad in Cockpit-in-Court’s production of Hairspray earned her BroadwayWorld.com’s 2011 Best of Baltimore Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Revue (Resident Non-Equity). This summer you can see her with Iron Crow Theatre Company in The Typographer’s Dream.

JUSTIN LAWSON ISETT

Justin is a graduate from the University of Maryland at College Park and is currently enrolled at Ball So Hard University. He is thrilled to be making his Glass Mind debut. He wants to express his deepest affection and gratitude for this company and cast members for giving him this opportunity. He is an avid sports fan and guitarist, and also has really bad dance moves. Justin was recently seen in Variations on Chaos. He is loving falling in love with Baltimore again.

RACHEL RECKLING

Rachel is so happy to be back on the Load of Fun stage and a part of the Glass Mind family for the second time. She graduated from St. Mary’s College of MD where she received her BA in Theatre. This is her 6th performance since graduating from college in 2009. Since graduating she has had roles in in Don Q, W------ (Woot woot Glass Mind!), She Stoops to Conquer, Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing, West Side Story and now this amazing production of Adapting Cinderella. She would like to thank her cast mates, crew mates, and director for allowing her to be a part of such a great show! Love you guys!!!! Celebrate Theatre!!!

ALEXANDER SCALLY

Alexander is a founding member and Production Manager of Glass Mind Theatre. A 2009 graduate of UMBC’s BFA Acting program, he has performed with companies such as Iron Crow Theatre Company, Theatrical Mining Company, and New York-based White Rabbit Theatre. GMT directing credits: Rich Espey’s Catch of the Day for Brainstorm 1 and Please Flag With Care. GMT performance credits: Antarctica (White Bear/Various), Brainstorm vol. 2: Baltimore Mixtape (Various), and Den Of Thieves (Little Tuna). Alexander also produces and hosts GMT’s artist-feature web series, The Looking Glass.

ASHLYN THOMPSON

Ashlyn Thompson is a 2011 graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory where she earned an Acting BFA. Since graduation, Ashlyn has worked with the following professional companies: Shenandoah Valley Productions completing multiple voice over projects, Musical Artists Theatre as an acting teacher, and Drama Learning Center as a stage manager and workshop counselor. She is also a proud core member of the Do or Die Productions ensemble.

SARAH WEISSMAN

Sarah is thrilled to be making her Baltimore Ensemble Theatre debut with her lovely company! She serves as Glass Mind’s Marketing Director, and is excited to perform in her first full-length performance since high school. Sarah acted in CENTERSTAGE’s Young Playwrights Festival when she interned there during the 2009-2010 Season. Sarah will be co-writing a play for the third rendition Brainstorm Festival this year. She is incredibly grateful to the rest of Glass Mind for this opportunity and their wealth of encouragement and support. She’s also thankful for her friends, this delightful cast, Flash and Blaine for the rides and fabulousness, her parents for pushing her to stay involved with her passion, and her ever-supportive boyfriend, Cory, who seems to never tire of her theatre talk.


ANDREW PETERS

Andrew is the founding Artistic Director for Glass Mind, as well as its resident graphic designer. Working as a multimedia and video producer by day, he has spent the last two years helping foster this group of artists (and is incredibly thankful for their support). Director credits: W------: An Adaptation, Antarctica, Brainstorm (Festival Director); Performance: Neighborhood 3; Design: And Underneath The Moon (Video and Lighting), Den of Thieves (Set); Assorted credits: Working It Out (Asst. Director, CENTERSTAGE, Dir. Jason Loewith), Cyrano (Asst. Director, CENTERSTAGE, Dir. David Schweitzer), Laramie Project (Stephen Belber/Ensemble, Univ. of Balt., Dir. John Wilson), Paraffin (Performer, Theatre Project, 2009, Dir. Naoko Maeshiba)

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QUINN S.

Quinn has been performing and writing music since he was 12 years old and has released a number of EPs and albums. He has recorded and performed with a number of local bands as well as a solo artist. This is the second play he has scored and is grateful and honored Glass Mind Theatre asked him to be a part of this production.

ANDREW J. PORTER

Andrew Porter graduated from UMBC’s Theater Department in May 2011. Born and raised in Baltimore, he’s an aspiring actor, director and sound designer who is extremely motivated by our blossoming ensemble theatre scene. Last spring, under the direction of Eve Muson, Andrew designed sound for UMBC’s annual Grrrl Parts Festival, featuring three one-act plays with leading female protagonists. This is Andrew’s second collaboration with Glass Mind Theater, after having been seen tom December as Joshua in And Underneath The Moon, written by Sarah F. Gorman and directed by Lynn Morton. In the off season, he can be spotted with a softball in one hand and a Boh in the other, pitching for GMT’s rockin’ softball team. His next stage appearance will be in Fells Point Corner Theatre’s 10x10 Festival this April.

EMILY SLAUGHTER

Emily Slaughter is a Baltimore based artist, musician and doer of things. She was raised in California but moved to Baltimore to attend Goucher College, graduating in 2006. She currently works at School 33 Art Center and has many, many ongoing creative projects. She has done costume work for the Baltimore Rock Opera Society, The Jewish Theater Workshop, The Annex Theater and now Glass Mind Theatre. She performs regularly with rap troupes AK Slaughter and Height with Friends. She also has visual art and film screenings around the city.

STEPHANIE HOLLAND Stephanie is proud to be a part of Adapting Cinderella, her first show with Glass Mind Theatre. She has previously worked as a stage manager at Towson University, where she also worked in set design and technical direction for shows directed by faculty and students. She would like to thank her family and friends for their continued support, the director, designers, and cast for their dedication to this piece, and all of you, for supporting the arts in Baltimore.


THE COMPANY:

Peter Blaine | Elizabeth Galuardi | Sarah Ford Gorman | J Hargrove | LYNN MORTON | Andrew Peters | Alexander Scally | Sarah Weissman The Mission:

We are Baltimore-rooted artists exploring the boundaries of the theatrical experience through interactive concepts. We collaborate with emerging voices and engage the Greater Baltimore community to develop original, innovative works full of risk, joy, and whimsy. We aspire to use creativity as a catalyst for dialogue, outreach, and reflection. As our city evolves, we hope to be a focal point for its artistic growth. Stay Connected With us! Sign up for our mailing list by signing up either live at the theatre or via

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BE PART OF THE BRAINTRUST. Glass Mind Theatre is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions to Glass Mind may be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Glass Mind Theatre wants to thank the following donors for the the 2011/2012 season: MASTERMIND ($1,000 and Above) The William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund Station North Arts and Entertainment, Inc. GENIUS ($500 to $999) Gerald & Lisa Galuardi The Mobtown Fund at the Baltimore Community Foundation BRAINIAC ($250 to $499) Doreen Bolger Cathi Eifert Mary Gorman INTELLECTUAL ($100 to $249) Alex Bouxsein James E. Peters, Jr. Robert & Marilyn Weissman MIND ALTERING ($50 to $99) Amy Bernstein Sarah Corrigan Rich Espey Richard Goldberg

BRAIN TEASER ($25 to $49) Katherine Bladow Aaron J. Blickenstaff Melissa Cwiertniewicz Peter Davis Kathleen Elliott Rachel Elliott Cory Luquet Carl Olsen Jonathan Rubin BRAIN TEASER (Under $25) Jan Braheny Kylee Coffman Nathan Cooper Carl & Elizabeth Eifert Megan Gratz Daniel Jamlin Britt Olsen-Ecker Steve & Elayne Weitz

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COMING IN JUNE BRAINSTORM 3: MIND THE GAP June 1st -17th, 2012 at the LOF/t Our Annual Short Play Fest Returns! Featuring new plays written by: GMT’s Peter Blaine & Sarah Weissman Joshua Conkel & Ben Hoover Joe Dennison & Susan McCarty Julie Lewis & Rich Espey Shaun Vain & Sierra T. Mong

The Brainstorm festival is back, this year with a new twist – playwrights will be teaming up to tackle 5 brand-new short plays! Featuring an infusion of live musicians each weekend and an element of unique audience interaction via our social media pages, the Brainstorm festival has been a hotbed for up-and-coming writers, performers, and artists in Baltimore.

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Adapting Cinderella is made possible by the “Think Big” project via the National Endowment for the Arts, the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, creator of the Baker Artists Awards (www.bakerartistawards.com), and Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc. (www.stationnorth.org) Check Out Online Program! Go to GlassMindTheatre.com and help us save paper by recycling your paper program after


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