Pride Films and Plays Announces Cast and Creatives for WOMEN'S WORK WEEKEND, 9/13-15
Director Allison Bodnar Jaros is an activist and interdisciplinary artist based in Chicago, IL. Her work examines social issues surrounding gender, culture, history, and liberation movements. She has worked in the areas of storytelling, theatre, and education and is currently focused on international activism and American politics. She is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago's Fiction Writing Program.
The cast for both shows is Jenna Anas and Teresa Kuruvilla.
Let All Mortal Flesh, by Pat Montley
It's 1955. Christina Gallagher's parochial school education, stern confessor, and runaway adulterous mother make her distrust her body and pursue spiritual perfection. But her moral code is challenged when she realizes the next door neighbors-her adored teacher and the family doctor-are lesbians. Meanwhile, the couple battles their own demons of fear and guilt.
Pat Montley, Dramatist Guild member, has had 14 plays published (Samuel French, Playscripts, Inc., Meriwether, Heinemann, Applause, Dramatic Publishing, Prentice-Hall, ICWP Dramatics Magazine) and over 200 productions.
Director Alexander St. John* directs, acts, and sound designs around Chicago. He is an Artistic Associate of Pride Films & Plays and an Artist-in-Residence with Halcyon Theatre. Most recently, he sound designed the Jeff-nominated Under A Rainbow Flag. He hails from the east coast where he studied theatre at Bennington College.
The cast features Jill Harman, Kelly Opalko, Gail Gallagher, Emily Forberg Wesley Whitaker, Kristofer Hyland* and Matthew Webb.
*Member of PFP's Artistic Ensemble.