The 2021 Day by Day Conference Schedule

ALL CONFERENCE TIMES ARE CENTRAL TIME ZONE

SUNDAY, JUNE 6 2021

10:00AM-12:50PM
Happiest Family on The Block (or The McMarriage)
by Edith Freni
PlayLab and Response Session

Perfect Gail is working overtime to make a perfect Christmas for her perfect
family. But when her old friend Lynn shows up, freshly divorced and looking for
work, Gail makes a promise she can’t keep, triggering a chain of events that will
force her to confront the dark heart of her perfect American household.

Director:
Christina Rohling
Stage Directions:
Megan Ingram

Cast:
OZZY: Kit Gough
RON: Randy Vest
LYNN: Erika Hall-Sieff
MARIA: Alyssa Gonzalez
NATHANIEL: Chris Shonka
GAIL: Angela Frey

Responders:
Eliza Bent, Lisa D’Amour
Dramaturg:
Anne G. Morgan
Designer:
Anita Sibony de Adelsberg

12:50PM-1:15PM
BREAK

1:15PM-4:20PM
Austin’s Home
by Jesse Alana Robkin
PlayLab and Response Panel

Austin, a 21-year-old trans boy, is coming home for Christmas for the first time
since a family tragedy pushed him from the house he grew up in. But before
reconciliation with his estranged parents can begin, he first must tell them that
he’s transgender. As Austin’s parents grapple with the discovery of their child’s
identity, the entire family must learn to confront the trauma they’ve spent the
past three years denying. Austin’s Home is a poignant yet hopeful exploration of
loss, absolution, and what you can do after life happens to you.

Director:
Fly Jamerson
Stage Directions:
Katie Hoppe

Cast:
AUSTIN: Nick Butt
MARGARET: Laura Leininger-Campbell
SAM: Michael Campbell

Responders:
Jaclyn Backhaus, John J. Casswell Jr.
Dramaturg:
Khalid Y. Long
Designer:
Paul Vaillancourt

6:00PM-7:30PM
CLOSING CELEBRATION

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