by Jaki McCarrick
Nov – Dec, 2017
The Irish Famine is perhaps the most defining moment in Irish history. Belfast Girls explores the effects of the Famine on some of its women, and how the rulers and the clergy colluded to cleanse the country of “undesirables.” It depicts a group of high-spirted women who come to realize that the powers-that-be in their country have spat them out. The women on board the Inchinnan are inspired by the suffrage movement, and embrace the then strange notion that women can take charge of their own destinies.
Anya Pearson* / JUDITH NOONE
Brenan Dwyer / ELLEN CLARKE
Summer Olsson / HANNAH GIBNEY
Hannah Edelson / SARAH JANE WYLIE
Tiffany Groben / MOLLY DURCAN
Gemma Whelan~ / DIRECTOR
Lara Klingeman / SCENIC DESIGN
Summer Olsson / COSTUME DESIGN
Anthony Arnista / LIGHTING DESIGN
Sharath Patel / SOUND DESIGN
Chanell Magee / PROPS DESIGN
Murri Lazaroff-Babin / FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER
Corey McCarey / STAGE MANAGER, PRODUCTION MANAGER
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract.
~ The Director is a member of the STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS SOCIETY, a national theatrical labor union.