KANSAS CITY THEATRE PRODUCTION COMPANY
She & Her Productions is dedicated to the creation of quality and diverse theatrical performance art. Our goal is to entertain and educate in a unique and accepting environment which embraces and encourages diversity in our community, thus enriching the culture.
Our 2013-2014 Season will be kicked off with William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet .
Directed by Jeremy Riggs
Shakespeare’s timeless tale of love and woe comes to life again in She&Her’s production of Romeo and Juliet. This classic story of star crossed lovers is, arguably, the most read and performed of all of the Bard’s works. This is for good reason. Scholars praise it as the most beautiful of all the Shakespearian plays. Audiences love it because it speaks so clearly to our hearts about a subject that is near and dear to all of us.
The idea that love can persist against all obstacles, but the reason that it still persists is because it asks some tough questions. About love, sex, family bonds, revenge and duty. These are all human traits that are explored in Romeo and Juliet and can give all of us cause to think and perhaps apply its lessons to our own lives.
We are super excited to announce our big musical for the 2013-2014 Season- Jekyll & Hyde!!! a musical tragedy based on the novella Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. The original stage conception was by Steve Cuden and Frank Wildhorn. The music is by Wildhorn and the lyrics and book are by Leslie Bricusse
Directed by Tiffany Schweigert
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PERFORMANCES AT THE JUST OFF BROADWAY THEATRE: 3051 Central Street Kansas City, MO 64108
A Feminine Ending by Sarah Treem
May 24,25,27,31 June 1
Directed by Taylor St. John
Amanda, twenty-five, wants to be a great composer. But at the moment, she's living in New York City and writing advertising jingles to pay the rent while her fiancé, Jack, pursues his singing career. So when Amanda's mother, Kim, calls one evening from New Hampshire and asks for her help with something she can't discuss over the phone, Amanda is only too happy to leave New York. Once home, Kim reveals that she's leaving Amanda's father and needs help packing. Amanda balks and ends up (gently) hitting the postman, who happens to be her first boyfriend. They spend the night together in an apple orchard, where Amanda tries to tell Billy how her life got sidetracked. It has something to do with being a young woman in a profession that only recognizes famous men. Billy acts like he might have the answer, but doesn't. Neither does Amanda's mother. Or, for that matter,her father. A Feminine Ending is a gentle, bittersweet comedy about a girl who knows what she wants but not quite how to get it. Her parents are getting divorced, her fiancée is almost famous, her first love reappears, and there's a lot of noise in her head but none of it is music. Until the end.
A KANSAS CITY THEATRE PREMIERE
Productions staff & CAST of A FEMININE ENDING.
Directed by Taylor St. John...Taylor St. John has appeared in All My Sons (Chris) and Pride and Prejudice (Mr. Bingley) with the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre and Titus (Lucius) at The Living Room. This summer he is excited to join the company of the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival in As You Like It (Charles). Recent directing: The Four of Us by Itamar Moses, The Amish Project The Amish Project by Jessica Dickey, and the upcoming Devoured By Tigers by Michael Ruth in the KC Fringe Festival. Other directing credits include the Young Playwright’s Festival at Coterie Theatre, Annie of Green Gables for MET’s Script-in-Hand series, and co-directing Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll for The Living Room Theatre. Special thanks to family, friends, and Mary!
Original Music...STEFANIE WIENECKE: Stefanie attended school in Nashville, TN where she graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Songwriting/Commercial Music. While there, she interned at Disney Music Publishing and other larges publishing companies and realized she wanted to pave a different way for herself. She moved back to her hometown, Kansas City, to start that journey. Stefanie has an original song awarded by the National John Lennon Songwriting Competition as 1 of the top 6 in the pop category. She also has a singer/songwriter demo out that features 6 of her songs. As well as composition, Stefanie also loves the performance side of theatre. Her favorite roles include: Leanne (Piece of My Heart), Woman 2 (Songs For a New World), Marmie (Little Women), and Elmire (Tartuffe). She has recently been seen as Caroline Bingley (Pride and Prejudice) at the MET, and Lady Larken (Once Upon A Mattress) at the Coterie Theatre. Her next adventure is The Young Wife in Hello Again, produced by Spinning Tree Theatre in May 2013. Stefanie is so grateful that Taylor has given her such an opportunity as this. She is thrilled to be able to bring Amanda’s music to life. She would like to thank her family for never quitting on her, always pushing her forward, and supporting her in following these unpredictable dreams.
AMANDA…KATE O'NEILL: Kate O'Neill (Amanda) is thrilled to be making her She & Her debut. Most recently, Kate was on stage at The Living Room in Some Girl(s) and Titus Andronicus, the Fringe Festival in Foreign Bodies, and at OCTA Theatre as Lainie in Two Rooms and Heidi in Fuddy Meers. You may also have seen her around town playing accordion with her band, Minstrel Periods, or performing with improv and sketch groups Full Frontal Comedy and DTK.
Shelley Wyche is delighted to be a part of a feminine ending, her first She&Her Production. Happily, her move to Kansas City nine years ago coincided with a tremendous surge in the local arts’ scene. She has been proud to perform on and serve as a teaching artist for many of our city’s professional theaters. Favorite roles have included Romeo and Juliet and Henry V for the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, Spring Awakening, Our Town, and The Giver for the Coterie, and HotL Baltimore for the MET. Interesting projects have included Friel’s Lovers: Winners staged for the KC Irish Society at Union Station and a Mother’s Day dramatic enhancement of the Nelson Atkins’ World’s Fair exhibit.
DAVID….TED COLLINS: Ted Collins loves theatre...whether directing, producing, set building, or his favorite, acting. He is grateful to be following Urinetown with another great She&Her production. You may have seen him at The Barn Players, OCTA, TTIP, JCC, the CIA, FBI or the USPS bulletin board. When not on stage, he is a proud father fighting for the limelight with his three wonderful diva daughters.
JACK….GABE MOYER: Having recently graduated from Emporia State University with his degree in Speech, Communication and Theater Education, Gabe is excited and "chomping at the bit" to explore what the new realm of Kansas City theater has to offer! The son of two theater enthusiasts, Gabe has had theater coursing through his blood for as long as he can remember. Gabe is ecstatic about his upcoming role as Jack in "A Feminine Ending," and hopes that this will not be the only time you see his face on the Kansas City stage! He would like to thank his parents, brothers, family, and friends for all their continued love and support! He wouldn't be the person he is today without you!
BILLY….CHRIS ROADY: Chris Roady was seen in She & Her's production of The Mercy Seat by Neil Labute nearly two years ago. Since then, Chris has been very busy at several theaters around Kansas City. At The Living Room he was seen in Betrayal, Titus Andronicus, and was a Co-Director for Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll. At MET he performed in TOMMY, The Seagull, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and The Kentucky Cycle. Most recently Chris made his debut at The Kansas City Repertory Theatre in Death of a Salesman, in which he played Bernard. Chris is very happy to be a part of this cast and crew. Many thanks to Taylor and She & Her and especially to family and friends for their continued support.
Asst. Director/Stage Manager/Co-Designer...Em Loper: Em
is thrilled to be a part of A Feminine Ending, working alongside some fabulous actors and her dear friend and collaborator, Taylor St. John (doodle lee do). When not using her creativity for the stage, she is helping ten hilariously delightful toddlers learn to be imaginative, empathetic, independent and courageous. She has the best of both worlds. All time favorite roles include Sylvia in Sylvia, Emilia in Othello, Mrs. Darling in Peter Pan, Mark's Mom and Maureen Understudy in Rent, Little Becky Two Shoes in Urinetown and most recently the leading role of Jana Shuregate in Lolo Loren's upcoming Independent Film, Intermission. She would like to thank Taylor for bringing her into the Feminine family, her loved ones for always accepting her eccentricities and her favorite vegetable, Broq, for never being jealous of her other love.
About She & Her:
|Tiffany received her BA in Theatre Education at Emporia State University. She is very excited to be able to fulfill a long time dream by creating She&Her Productions with her beautiful and talented Wife. Upcoming directing projects include: Jekyll & Hyde Spring 2014 Other Directing and Designing credits: Ordinary Days, Parallel Lives, Next to Normal, Urinetown: The Musical, The Last 5 Years, Neil Simon's Proposals, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Last Mass at St. Casimirs, The Shape of Things, Black Comedy, STOP KISS, Songs for A New World, Bye Bye Birdie, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, Cinderella, Music Man, Miss Firecracker Contest. Some favorite acting credits; RENT, Joanne; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Vibrata; Honk!, Cast; Leader of the Pack, Cast; Footloose, Urleen. A special thanks to her family for all of their support through the years. And of course to her wife Jennifer for her love and faith.
||Jennifer Coville-Schweigert is extremely excited to begin her journey with She&Her Productions. Jennifer is originally born in New York, but has lived in the Kansas City area long enough to call it home. She will always be a New York Giants fan though! She has done numerous productions in and around the Kansas City Area, including many commercials and independent films. Her most notable roles include "Velma Kelly" in CHICAGO, "Audrey" in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, "Adelaide" in GUYS AND DOLLS, "Rizzo" in GREASE, "Mimi" in RENT, "Callie" in STOP KISS, "Annie Oakley" in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, "Martha" in THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, "Sheila" in THE BOYS NEXT DOOR, "Evelyn" in THE SHAPE OF THINGS, "Lucy" in YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN and most recently, you may have seen her as "Bessie" in MARVIN'S ROOM. She plans to continue to perform as long as possible, and leave all of the Directing up to Tiffany. This has been a long time dream of Jennifer's to start her own theatre company. She would like to thank her ever supporting family, her loving wife, and everyone for continuing to support the arts!
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