How to Keep an Alien
by Sonya Kelly
Apr – May, 2019
West Coast Premiere
Irish Sonya and Australian Kate meet and fall in love, while working on a Russian play with English accents in an Irish castle. Together, they embark on a global odyssey to prove that they have a right to live together in Ireland. How to Keep an Alien is a tender and hilarious story attesting to the perils and obstacles of emigration, and the transformation that Irish society has undergone in recent times. This is a story about falling in love and proving it to the government.
Video: Adam Liberman / DESIGN, EDITING; Lance Watts / VIDEOGRAPHER
Sara Hennessy* / SONYA
Amy Katrina Bryan / AS HERSELF (THE STAGE MANAGER)
Gemma Whelan~ / DIRECTOR
Trevor Sargent / SCENIC DESIGN, LIGHTING DESIGN
Summer Olsson / COSTUME DESIGN
Phil Johnson / SOUND DESIGN
Chanell Magee / PROPS DESIGN
Amy Katrina Bryan / STAGE 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.