by Patricia Burke Brogan
Sept – Oct, 2019
Nobody wants these women.
In a Magdalene Laundry, where the nuns regard them as mindless vessels of evil and their infants are forcibly put up for adoption, a group of young unwed Irish mothers struggle, resist, and strive to overcome the onerous conditions imposed on them. Based on true accounts and written by an ex-nun who worked there, it’s a story of both pain and hope. Opened in the late 1800s, the last Magdalene Laundry didn’t close until 1996.
Victoria Alvarez-Chacon / SISTER VIRGINIA
Lorraine Bahr / MOTHER VICTORIA
Wynee Hu / ROSA, JULIET
Sasha Belle Neufeld / CATHY
Dainichia Noreault / MANDY
Lucy Paschall / BRIGIT
Jamie M Rea* / NELLIE-NORA
Gemma Whelan~ / DIRECTOR
Kyra Sanford / SCENIC DESIGN, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Summer Olsson / COSTUME DESIGN
Kristeen Willis# / LIGHTING DESIGN
Elizabeth Young / SOUND DESIGN
Chanell Magee / PROPS DESIGN
Amy Katrina Bryan / 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.
# United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE is the union representing Scenic, Costume, Lighting, Sound and Projection designers in Live Performance.
~ The Director is a member of the STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS SOCIETY, a national theatrical labor union.