Shaker Theatre Presents NEW STAGES 36: Shaker New Plays Series

Shaker Theatre Presents NEW STAGES 36: Shaker New Plays SeriesThe Shaker Heights High School Theatre Arts Department presents the thirty-sixth festival of new plays, written, directed, performed and co-produced by students, Stages 36: Shaker New Plays Series, March 21, 22, 23 & 24 at 7 PM with a 9:15 PM show on Friday, March 23, in our intimate black box theatre, Stage 3. Six ten-minute plays will be presented as part of a full season of theatrical events, which began with Sense and Sensibility and Carrie, the musical, and concludes with Origin: A Spring Ensemble Show, in April.

Part of our "Giving Voice" series, New Stages, has proven to be a successful and enriching opportunity for the students and educators who have been a part of it. This program utilizes teachers within the school and artists within the greater community to foster a cooperative, creative environment in which students' ideas and writing are shaped into performed and published works.

"Giving Voice," celebrates New Stages and the processes which created it, and has over the years, enjoyed success with productions at professional theatres including Cleveland's Dobama Theatre and The Blank Theatre in Los Angeles; and in 2016, in publishing in A Race Anthology (GTK Press).

New Stages 36, as well as all of four mainstage shows, is a co-curricular production that engages students enrolled in all six areas of the Theatre Arts Department curriculum: 1) the ensemble actor training program; 2) the writing program; 3) the guest artist, alumni, and community engagement program; 4) the Shakespeare/classical learning program; 5) the production training program; and 6) the technical studies program. Although student schedules are becoming Increasingly tight making it challenging for students to take electives, the production also features students not enrolled in classes.

The New Stages 36 Bill

Knock, Knock
Written by: Sydney Fieseler
Directed by: Hallie Dial
Assisted by: Connie Smith
John: Jonathan Suna
Liv: Mia Callahan

Spring
Written by: Emilie Evans
Directed by: Marjorie Shaw
Assisted by: Caitlyn Shelley
Dad: Jacob Connell
Annie: Leah Albers
Aiden: Josh Skubby

Intermission
Written by: Harlan Friedman-Romell
Directed by: Samira Colbert
Assisted by: Noa Immerman
1: Miles McCallum
2: Katrina Cassell

Mother Knows Best
Written by: Anna Walker
Directed by: Monet Bouie
Assisted by: Mikayla Rogers
Hellen: Emma Neil
Nora: Jocelyn Ting

If You Love Me
Written by: Katherine Fridlund
Directed by: Emily Boardman
Assisted by: Ruby Gibson
Ian: Evan Forsyth
Maggie: Hana Flamm
Claire: Lizzy Cole

Self- Conscious
Written by: Calvin Brown
Directed by: Skylar Biggerman
Assisted by: Rose Solomon
Ben: Robert Creed
Ben's Conscious: Isaiah Steiner
Kate: Margaret Bartimole
Kate's Conscious: Samira Smith

The New Stages 36 Production Team (to date, more roles to be filled)
Production Manager
Sydney Blunt

Assistant Production Manager
Anjali Sharma

Sound Designer
West Ivary

House Manager
Jordan Heard

MOM Gallery Coordinator
Gabby Holt

Dramaturge
Ellie Vahey

Proofreader
Sam Cohen

Photographer
Noa Immerman

Videographer
Emilie Evans

Concessions Manager
Tykerra Williams

Tickets may be purchased at www.shaker.tix.com beginning in mid-March. Online sales will close at 1pm daily on each day of the production. Tickets may also be purchased at the box office one hour before each performance.

Please note that New Stages performances typically sell out, and, due to the size of the space, there is no standing room. We request that you kindly return any unused tickets so that we may seat those on the waiting list. There are no refunds. Follow us on Facebook to find out when tickets go on sale!

If you are a Patron at the Associate level, your two complimentary tickets can only be reserved by calling the Box Office at 295.4287 and leaving a voice mail for our Box Office Manager, Laurie Brem. If you aren't already a Patron and would like to play a role for Shaker Theatre Arts, please call Department Chair Scott J. Sumerak at 216.295.6357 or save this image of our Patron card, print, and mail your tax-deductible donation to:

Shaker Theatre Presents NEW STAGES 36: Shaker New Plays Series
Shaker Heights High School
Theatre Arts Department
Attn: Scott J. Sumerak, Dept. Chair
15911 Aldersyde Drive
Shaker Heights, OH 44120

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