|Thursday May 30, 2013 8:00 PM - Saturday Jun 15, 2013 8:00 PM | $10.00 - $25.00
Carol Piersol presents
by Johnna Adams
Directed by Keri Wormald
Starring Katrinah Carol Lewis and Laine Satterfield
"a perfect piece of theatre that is both exhilarating and devastating" - American Theatre Critics Association
"Johnna Adams' stunning new play is as sad as life itself, and as funny and startling as well." - DCTheatreScene.com
Over the course of an unexpected parent/teacher conference in a 5th grade classroom, a mother and her son's teacher have a volatile conversation about Gidion. Was he a bully? A victim? A protector? Or, was his imagination too powerful a tool for the adults around him? As his story is uncovered, the women try to construct an explanation for his behavior and come to terms with who, or what, is at fault. Gidion's Knot is a heart-wrenching, devastatingly beautiful work about the power of words and freedom of expression. It explores the dangerous, emotional, and often painful world of elementary school.
Katrinah Carol Lewis' credits include Ohio State Murders (Suzanne RTCC Best Actress nominee 2012), Dessa Rose (RTCC Award People's Choice 2012) [Firehouse Theatre Project]; Julius Caesar (Portia) [Henley Street Theatre]; Twelfth Night (Olivia), Othello (Emilia) [Richmond Shakespeare] The Winter Wonderettes/ Marvelous Wonderettes, Once on This Island, A Grand Night for Singing, Once...Mattress (Lady Larken), A Dash of Rosemary [Swift Creek Mill]. Intimate Apparel (Mayme), Well, Crowns, Into the Woods, The Full Monty The Magic Flute (Pamina), Beauty... Beast, Seussical!, Harriet Tubman [VA Rep]; and Black Nativity (Mary) [AART/VA Rep] The Bluest Eye (Mama) [VA Rep/Theatre VCU]. BFA Performance-Theatre VCU, Voice - Levine School of Music, Washington DC.
Laine Satterfield has performed in, taught, choreographed, directed and devised theatre both nationally and internationally. She has worked at the Public Theatre and Lincoln Center in NYC and toured commedia dell'arte and solo shows through Europe. She has also written and directed several original pieces. She holds a BFA from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and has trained at the University of Eurasian Theatre, Stella Adler Conservatory, Carnegie-Mellon University, and the University College of London (dramaturgy - Shakespeare and modern British). She has taught at New York University, Stella Adler Conservatory, Aquila University, Virginia Governor's School, Company of Fools, Artspower, SPARC, Center for the Arts, Centerstage and various workshops in the states and abroad. Recent stage roles include Sabrina Daldry in In the Next Room, (or the Vibrator Play), Anna in Boston Marriage (Stella di Domani Festival at Spoleto), Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (2012 Best Actress nomination, RTCC), Martha is Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (2011 Best Actress Award, RTCC), Eurydice in Eurydice (2009 Best Actress nomination, RTCC), and Ellen in The Little Dog Laughed (2008 Best Supporting Actress nomination, RTCC). Other favorite roles include Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Elena in Uncle Vanya, Paulina in Death and the Maiden, and Ariel in The Tempest. She is a member of Actors Equity Association.
Keri Wormald has been an arts educator for over twenty years. She holds a B.S. from JMU and an M.F.A. in directing from VCU. Keri teaches at Thomas Dale High School (Chesterfield County's Specialty Center for the Arts.) She was named a 1999 Disney American Teacher Award honoree and a 2006 SURDNA Fellow. She works summers at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Keri won Richmond Times-Dispatch "Phoebe" Awards as "best director" of "best plays" Heathen Valley and How I Learned to Drive, both at Theatre Gym. She was nominated for RTCCs as "best director" of "best play" nominees Doubt and Well, both at Barksdale Theatre. Her 2010 and 2012 productions of Full Plate Collection and August: Osage County took home Richmond Theatre Critics' Circle Awards for "Best World Premiere" and "Best Play."
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