Dramatic Repertory Company On Stage

Sofonisba
SOFONISBA
Performance Times

Fri. Nov. 11 @7:30pm
Sat. Nov. 12 @7:30pm
Sun. Nov. 13 @7:30pm

Wed. Nov. 16 @7:30pm**
Thurs. Nov. 17 @7:30pm
Fri. Nov. 18 @7:30pm
Sat. Nov. 19 SOLD OUT!!!
Sun. Nov. 20 @7:30pm

** Discount Wednesdays

FREE for 25 & Under with ID


Abigail KilleenAbigail Killeen* (Sofonisba) is so very grateful for the chance to work on Callie's beautiful play. She's also honored to be with Dramatic Rep for its first show back, with huge admiration for Keith and Vanessa. Other Portland area credits include Portland Stage Company where she is an affiliate artist, Good Theater, Fenix, and The Theater Project. Her New York credits include New York Theatre Workshop, Compagnia de' Colombari, Naked Angels, Cherry Lane, NY Fringe and the Vortex. Original and devised projects: Ordinary Mind/Ordinary Day, a collaboration with Adrianne Krstansky based on 3 short stories by Virginia Woolf and a theatrical adaptation of Isak Dinesen's Babette’s Feast. Abigail is an Associate Professor of Theater at Bowdoin College.

Sean RameySean Ramey* (Bishop/King Philip/Don Francisco/The Fool/Orazio) ,of Auburn, is tremendously grateful to the DRC for giving him the opportunity to play with them for the first time. He would like to thank his wife, Cat Ramey, and his son, the ever reality-smashing, Jack for their constant love and support; Callie Kimball for writing such a beautiful play; Sally Wood, whose creative mastery Sean has so long admired, for believing him suitable for these roles; the deeply talented Abigail Killeen for the honor of working with her that humbles him in the most inspiring way; Marjolaine Wittelesy, for the immense skill and generosity that she brought to this production every day; and you, every member of the audience, for choosing to trade your valuable time and money for this story that we are aching to tell.

Marjolaine WhittleseyMARJOLAINE WHITTLESEY (Queen Isabel) is a Portland based actor and educator who has a special fondness for physical theater, Shakespeare and working on new plays. She works as a Teaching Artist for The Telling Room and Portland Stage Company. Recent shows include Cyrano (Theater at Monmouth), Persephone in the Late Anthropocene (Hinge/Works Modern Opera), Macbeth (Bare Portland), Traveling Light (Celebration Barn Ensemble), Love & Information (Lorem Ipsum) and The Puzzle Box (Ziggurat Theater Ensemble).


* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers
in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract

Callie Kimball (Playwright) earned her MFA at Hunter College, under Tina Howe. Her plays have been produced and developed in New York, Chicago, LA, DC, at Team Awesome Robot, Halcyon Theatre, Lark Play Development Center, Drama League, The Brick Theater, Project Y Theatre, Absolute Theatre, Washington Shakespeare Company, The Kennedy Center, Mad Horse Theatre, and elsewhere. She's received a MacDowell Fellowship, a Playwrights' Center Core Apprenticeship, a Ludwig Vogelstein grant, and the Rita & Burton Goldberg Playwriting Award two years in a row. Sofonisba won the Clauder Gold Prize at Portland Stage, was a finalist for the O'Neill, a semifinalist for the Princess Grace Award, and was included on The Kilroys' 2016 List. She's long admired the work done at Dramatic Rep, and is thrilled and grateful to work on this play with such talented and passionate cast, crew, and designers. Thank you, Keith, Vanessa, and Keely!

Sally Wood (Director) is thrilled, overjoyed and honored to be working with Keith and the DRC as they roar back into action. Sally has a history of working with plays under development for staged readings as well as for world premier productions. New works that Sally has directed for Portland Stage include: Papermaker by Monica Wood; Veils, the Clauder Competition winning play; John Cariani’s LOVE/SICK and also Last Gas . In addition to directing, Sally has worked as an actor, fight choreographer, and teaching artist. Sally is currently serving as a visiting assistant professor at Bates College and loves being "Professor Wood". In Maine, Sally has directed with Portland Stage, AIRE Theater, The University of New England, Bates College, The Theater at Monmouth and the Fenix Theatre Company. Thanks so much to Callie for this extraordinary play & to Keith for being Keith.

Meg Anderson (Scenic Design) is a scenic designer, sculptor, teaching artist, and bread baker based in Portland, ME. Meg currently works as the props maker at Portland Stage Company. Trained on the west coast, she is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound and is a co-founder and active member of Tandem Theatre Collective. Meg has performed, devised, and designed works in Dublin, Tacoma, and Portland. She is over the moon to be in this room where it happens.

Heidi Kendrick (Costume Design) is an artist who wears many hats. Based in Portland, ME, Heidi enjoys the challenge of dynamic projects ranging from tiny illustrations to larger interior design installations. Heidi is a visiting artist at Cape Elizabeth High School where she teaches scenic painting, set design, and props workshops. She has worked as Props builder for Portland Stage, (including productions of Veils with Sally, and Brighton Beach Memoirs with Abbie) and created costumes for the Studio production of Richard III. Heidi is thrilled to collaborate with Meg and Sally again, and delighted to share this with Callie and Keith.

MICHAELA WIRTH (Lighting Design). Rarely seen in the full light of day, this designer is delighted to be working once again with DRC. When not in the darkness of the theatre, she can often be found in the darkness of the projection booth of the Nickelodeon... planning the lights for the next DRC show!

Nem Heileman (Stage Manager)


November 11 - 20, 2016






Workshop Production
SOFONISBA
by Callie Kimball
with Abigail Killeen,
Sean Ramey and Marjolaine Whittlesey

directed by Sally Wood



Italian Renaissance painter Sofonisba Anguissola traveled to Spain to be court painter for Philip II for twenty years. The play opens with Sofonisba on the ship to Spain, and closes with her on the ship returning home to Italy. It explores her 20 years in the Spanish court as King Philip's prized portrait painter and confidant of 14-year-old Queen Isabel.

This play explores and imagines the negotiations and sacrifices she might have made in the service of her art, and how she navigated the tricky waters of court politics as an unmarried woman. A play about the hunger for creation--of birth and of art--and what it costs.



at the
PSC STUDIO THEATER
25A Forest Avenue, Portland, Maine

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