The 2021 Day by Day Conference Schedule

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Wednesday, June 2 2021

10:00AM-12:15PM
Enda and Oona
by Sophie Weisskoff
PlayLab and Response Session

Cherry is thrilled to be apprenticing under Enda and Oona, a cutthroat baking
duo. But, as tensions escalate within Enda and Oona’s romantic relationship,
Cherry finds herself caught in the middle. Enda and Oona is a play about
creativity and exploitation.

Director:
Suzanne Withem
Stage Directions:
Jessie Curry

Cast:
CHERRY: Katie Otten
OONA: Mackenzie Zielke
REAL OONA: Jennifer Gilg
ENDA: Josh Ryan

Responders:
Jaclyn Backhaus, Jiehae Park
Dramaturg:
Khalid Y. Long
Designer:
Pamela López Maldonado
Intimacy Consultant:
Kate Busselle

12:15PM-12:30PM
BREAK

12:30-1:15PM
DESIGN WING PANEL AND INSTALLATION – Theater past, present and future

How designers have coped with their creativity in times of a pandemic where theater transformed right in front of our eyes, and a look to a future theater that needs to adapt to the current times.

1:15PM-1:30PM
BREAK

1:30PM-4:15PM
Patriarch
by Francisco Mendoza
PlayLab and Response Session

It’s 1962, and the Pope is convening the Second Vatican Council, calling on
bishops from all around the globe to help build a bridge between the Church
and the modern world. Thousands of miles away, in Brooklyn, a priest is also
summoning his family to gather in his father’s house, to say goodbye before
leaving for the Council. The meeting reopens old wounds, and it’s not long
before the devil enters the house through the cracks.

Director:
Matt Gutschick
Stage Directions:
Matt Gutschick

Cast:
ENZO: Jerry Longe
VERONICA: Kim Jubenville
SIMON: Ben Whiting
PAULA: Shannon Duke

Responders:
Eugenie Chan, Michael John Garcés
Dramaturg:
Alex Vermillion
Designer:
Bentley Heydt
Intimacy Consultant:
Kate Busselle

7:00PM-8:15PM
Stories: On the Brink
by Colleen O’Doherty
Directed by Haley Haas

An online preview during the 2021 Conference and a full, in-person production
this fall.

A world premiere, Neighborhood Tapestries production. A Co-production in
partnership with Anastasis Theatre Company, Holy Family Church, Sienna
Francis House, Open Door Mission, Stephen Center and Micah House
Developed from the stories of people affected by homelessness, On the
Brink incorporates the art of storytelling and theater to amplify voices too
often ignored and will involve the community in all aspects of creation and
performance. During this collaboration, Colleen and Haley have worked
with Sienna Francis House, Open Door Mission, Stephen Center and Micah
House to facilitate gatherings of community members sharing their personal
narratives (story circles), and conducted interviews to allow the homeless and
those who work with the homeless to share their stories.

8:15PM-9:15PM
WEDNESDAY NIGHT KICK BACK SESH

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