The 2021 Day by Day Conference Schedule

ALL CONFERENCE TIMES ARE CENTRAL TIME ZONE

MONDAY, MAY 31

10:00AM-12:30PM
How to Bruise Gracefully
by Brittany Fisher
PlayLab and Response Session

A young YouTuber, Vi, is hiding something. What begins as a typical workday
at Burger King soon spirals into a deep exploration of fear, trauma, and inner
strength through the eyes of women who have both nothing and everything to
lose. This is a crash course on survival and how to cope with the reality of not
being in control of your own body.

Director:
Denise Chapman
Stage Directions:
Nik Whitcomb

Cast:
VIOLET (VI) : Shailoh Eggerson
FUCHSIA/PARAMEDIC A: Amber Franklin
ROSE/POLICEWOMAN: TammyRa’ Jackson
MAGENTA/PARAMEDIC B: Jameela Pedersen
STEVIE/MIDWIFE: Brandi Smith
CUSTOMER VOICES: Nik Whitcomb

Responders:
Kia Corthron, Michael John Garcés
Dramaturg:
Martine Kei Green-Rogers
Designer:
Daricel Calcano

12:30PM-12::45PM
BREAK

12:45PM-3:30PM
Book of Hours
by Jessica Fechtor
PlayLab and Response Session

Hunting. Taxidermy. Illness. Intimacy. Magical thinking and unloaded guns.
Book of Hours is a play about our varying responses to the universal condition
of mortality, and how we contain and bear witness to the people we love.

Director:
Daena Schweiger
Stage Directions:
Thomas Gjere

Cast:
ELISE: Mackenzie Zielke
GABE: Chris Gardner
LOIS: Lanette Moore
FRANCINE: Susan Baer Collins

Responders:
John J. Caswell Jr, Lisa D’Amour
Dramaturg:
Alex Vermillion
Designer:
Paul Vaillancourt
Intimacy Consultant:
Kate Busselle

3:30PM-3:45PM
BREAK

3:45PM-6:35PM
Welcome to the Tree Museum
by Robert Plowman
PlayLab and Response Session

The always exceptional Brash children, Hazy and Queenie and Thunder
and Toot, grew up knowing they would have to save the world one day from
looming ecological disaster. In fact, the first time Hazy saved the world she was
13… and that was the start of all her misfortunes. Years later, when the siblings
are brought together by a wedding and by illness, they’re forced to confront the
impending death of the woodland where they spent their youth — a woodland
still haunted by the mythical mustachioed lumberjack of their childhood
stories, the intrepid Barnabas Reet.

Director:
Roxanne Wach
Stage Directions:
Dan Wach

Cast:
HARRIET/HAZY: Vivian Parr
QUEENIE: Leah Cárdenas
THUNDER: Isaac Ellman
TOOT: Taylor Adams
JIGGER JONES AND OTHERS: Eric Grant-Leanna
GENTLEMAN CHARLIE AND OTHERS: Hughston Walkinshaw
EIGHT DAY AND OTHERS: Wai Yim
BARNABAS REET AND OTHERS: Jonathan Wilhoft

Responders:
David Adjmi, Anne Washburn
Dramaturg:
Khalid Y. Long
Designer:
Anita Sibony de Adelsberg

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