Girl on Girl

Girl on Girl by Stephen Karam

Directed by Lowry Marshall

Assistant Director: Monica Willey

Stephen Karam's Girl on Girl

Girl on Girl by Stephen Karam

July 20, 21, 22, 23, 27 and 30, 2005, all at 8 PM

Act one: “Mister Murdery”

A violent storm rages outside of Citytown General Hospital .  Nurse Cherry and Nurse Silver wait helplessly (and in fetching white uniforms) after learning that three of Citytown’s residents (including the gay-half of the two-person police force) have been murdered.   With only a radio at their disposal, the two women must rely on each other for survival.   A wicked comedy with startling twists and sharper turns around every wing of the abandoned hospital.

Act two:  “The Principal and the Pee”

A power-mad school administrator takes over Citytown General High School as if it were a kingdom.  He arms his janitors (in a move to prevent school shootings), expels a lesbian student for spreading an STD (Pink Eye), and reveals dark family secrets as he struggles to hold on to his principality in an age where good old-fashioned tyranny don’t seem to be appreciated by anyone.

Cast

Nurse Cherry/The Hot PTA Mom …………………………………….. Jessie Austrian

Radiowoman/Lizzy ……………………………………………………………… Lucy DeVito

Assistant ……………………………………………………………………………. Crystal Finn

Radio/Principal Bea ……………………………………………………………… Brian Houtz

Nurse Silver/Principal Pee ………………………………………………….. Darius Pierce

Stage Manager …………………………………………………………………… Robin Grady

Assistant Director ……………………………………………………………… Monica Willey

Assistant Stage Manager ……………………………………………….Charlotte Graham

Assistant Stage Manager ……………………………………………………….. Ariel Heller

Costume Designer ………………………………………………………………. Phillip Contic

Assistant Costume Designer/Shop Manager/Cutter …………….. Fran Romasco

Stephen Karam (Playwright) is a 2002 graduate of Brown University.  He is the co-writer of Columbinus, which finished an extended run this spring at Roundhouse Theatre before moving to Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, Alaska.  Previously, Columbinus was workshopped at The Kennedy Center and Arena Stage in Washington D.C.  His only musical, Emma, was read off-Broadway at Primary Stages, directed by Patricia Birch.  It received a concert reading at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and premiered at Brown University while he was an undergraduate.  Stephen’s plays have been produced at Stark Raving Theatre (where he received a commission), the Cardboard Box Theatre Company in Portland, OR, and The Blank Theatre Company in Los Angeles, CA. He is a winner of the Director’s Choice Award selected by Tony-winning director John Rando (Urinetown), a three-time winner of the Blank Theatre Company’s National Young Playwriting Competition, Young Playwrights Inc.’s National Playwriting Competition, and the Kennedy Center’s ACTF Award for Musical Theatre.  His freelance writing has been published in The Advocate, and the NY Blade, and McSweenys.net among other newspapers and periodicals.  http://www.stephenkaram.com