The 2021 Day by Day Conference Schedule

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FRIDAY, JUNE 4 2021

10:00AM-12:50PM
Soup Chickens
by Jaime Jaget
PlayLab and Response Session

The play takes three generations of working-class women from Long Island
and looks closely at the cycles of abuse and addiction passed from one to the
next. The first half looks at Marti – a bright, vibrant, eighteen-year-old woman
with all the potential and the secrets she keeps from the women she loves. The
second half looks at what happens when these secrets are revealed post-mortem
questioning if grief can lead to change.

Director:
Mia Morris
Stage Directions:
Katie Cameron

Cast:
MARTI: Abby Cameron
JOHNNY: Cote Werner
JENNA: Daisy Friedman
LORI: Mary Kelly
RHODA: Laura Leininger-Campbell
JO: Teri Fender

Responders:
Tony Meneses, Jiehae Park
Dramaturg:
Anne G. Morgan
Designer:
Anita Sibony de Adelsberg

12:50PM-1:15PM
BREAK

1:15PM-4:30PM
The Killing Fields
by Anya Pearson
PlayLab and Response Session

A riveting drama about love, loss, and the true price of vengeance. Set in 1980’s
East Oakland, at the height of the crack epidemic, The Killing Fields reimagines
the ancient Greek play, Agamemnon, through an African-American lens. A
fresh take on one of history’s most epic tales, combining poetic language with
great humor and heart.

Director:
Bryan Moore
Stage Directions:
Breanna Carodine

Cast:
CLYTEMNESTRA: TammyRa’ Jackson
AGAMEMNON: D. Kevin Williams
AEGISTHUS: Anthony Holmes
IPHIGENIA: Brandi Smith
CASSANDRA: Bailey Carlson
BLOCK BOY: Brandon Williams
PELOPIA: Withlove, Felicia
AEROPE: Camille Metoyer Moten

Responders:
David Adjmi, Christina Ham
Dramaturg:
Khalid Y. Long
Designer:
Paul Vaillancourt
Musical Direction:
Briana Ratterman

4:30PM-4:45PM
BREAK

4:45PM-6:50PM
Perennials
by Evalena Friedman
PlayLab and Response Session

Perennial (adjective):
• Lasting for an indefinitely long time; enduring.
• Having a life cycle longer than two years, as a stream.
• Perpetual; everlasting; continuing; recurrent.
It is the Future, and human life is on the brink of extinction. In the middle of
it all, two women journey across a decimated country, on the run from… well,
everything, really. Resting in a forest clearing, they read a Book about a family
that can never die. And for the first time, they begin to open up to one another,
to chip away at the wall that stands between them. And they keep coming back
to this Book, this story that they can’t seem to shake. But it’s just a children’s
story. It’s fiction, a fantasy. People can’t really be immortal. Everlasting.
Perennial.
Right?

Director:
Anna Jordan
Stage Directions:
Katie Cameron

Cast:
SAM: Daisy Friedman
JO: Echelle Childers

Responders:
Eugenie Chan, Mashuq Mushtaq Deen
Dramaturg:
Alex Vermillion
Designer:
Pamela López Maldonado

7:00PM-8:00PM
FRIDAY NIGHT KICK BACK SESH

Great Plains Theatre Commons