Gemma Whelan

The Call

by Tanya Barfield

Profile Theatre

Feb, 2016


Annie and Peter have it all: successful careers, a lovely home and a good marriage, until failed attempts to start a family begin to turn their lives inside out. The choice to expand beyond the American border and adopt a child from Africa reveals to the couple new insight into their marriage, their identities, and their community. Faced with an ever more complex set of circumstances, they must decide together if they are willing to embark upon a most unexpected path to parenthood.


Photos © 2016 David Kinder


Chantal DeGroat* / DREA
Jasper Howard / ALEMU
Anya Pearson / REBECCA
Amanda Soden / ANNIE
Tom Walton / PETER


Gemma Whelan~ / DIRECTOR
Megan Wilkerson / SCENIC DESIGN
Ruth Nardecchia / LIGHTING DESIGN
Sharath Patel / SOUND DESIGN
Emily Wilken / PROPS DESIGN
D Westerholm* / 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.