by Erin Courtney, Rachel Hoeffel and Crystal Skillman
directed by Gretchen Van Lente
Description Drama of Works presents... LEAKEY'S LADIES Written by: ... Erin Courtney (JANE) Rachel Hoeffel (BIRUTÉ) Crystal Skillman (DIAN) Directed and designed by Gretchen Van Lente Assistant direction by Molly Kohl Apes by David Valentine Music by Stephanie Richards Sound by Kate Brown Lighting by Jeanette Yew Props by Dr. Frederick Van Lente Video by James Walton Publicity by Lanie Zipoy WITH: Meghan Williams as Jane Goodall Tatiana Pavela as Dian Fossey Amy Carrigan as Biruté Galdikas Scott Weber as Louis Leakey Patrick Shearer as Hugo/Bob/Rod Molly Kohl as Kelly Stewart Puppeteered by Joseph Garner, Emily Hartford, Melissa Mendez & Julia Smith Drama of Works presents "Leakey’s Ladies," a multidisciplinary exploration of three extraordinary women and the apes they followed, loved and fought for. Three short plays have been commissioned and weaved together to highlight Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey and Birute Galdikas’s struggles, achievements and relationships as they sought to understand and empathize with their cousins: the chimpanzee, gorilla and orangutan. The text, paired with innovative puppet design, original music and tiered staging will create a landmark theater experience crafted by over 10 professional theater women.
1/13/2012 at 7:30pm