CROSSING MOUNTAINS (CMTNS)
LOOKING FOR LILITH THEATRE COMPANY
7/13 - 8:00p | 7/15 – 3:00p | 7/22 - 3:00p | 7/23 - 6:00p
The making of Hindman Settlement School
I’M WEARING MY OWN CLOTHES! (CLOTHES)
by Nancy Gall-Clayton
LOOKING FOR LILITH THEATRE COMPANY
7/14 - 8:00p | 7/16 - 3:00p | 7/20 - 7:30p | 7/23 - 3:00p
Civil War Dr. Mary Walker's inspiring quest to be true to herself
DEFINING INFINITY (DEFIN)
LOOKING FOR LILITH THEATRE COMPANY
7/19 - 8:00p | 7/21 - 8:30p | 7/23 - 4:30p
Exploring the spectrums of gender and sexual orientation
LOST & FOUND (L&F)
ADANMA ONYEDIKE BARTON
7/17 - 8:30p | 7/19 - 9:00p | 7/21 - 7:30p
One woman's experience of navigating the social taboo of miscarriages
STILL I RISE! (RISE)
7/14 - 10:00p | 7/15 - 10:00p | 7/17 - 9:30p | 7/22 - 10:00p
Celebrating women lyricists and composers of Broadway
LOOK ME IN THE EYE (EYE)
RESONANT LIGHT THEATRE PROJECT
7/16 - 5:30p | 7/17 – 7:00p | 7/19 - 7:00p | 7/21 - 9:30p
A satirical exploration of issues of consent
HISTORIAS DE INMIGRANTES LATINAS (EACM)
(Latina Immigrants’ Stories)
7/14 - 6:00p
Play reading & discussion by EACM Women’s Group and LFL
7/15 - 10:00a | 7/18 - 10:00a | 7/22 - 1:00p
Participatory drama workshop by LFL for children 4-8 & their parents
RACIAL JUSTICE (LSURJ)
7/15 - 12:00p
Led by Louisville Showing Up for Racial Justice and LFL
THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED 101 (TOTO)
7/16 - 2:00p
Workshop for both beginners and those with TOTO techniques, LFL
GENDER & SEXUALITY DIVERSITY 101 (TSTAR)
7/21 - 9:30p
Exploring spectrums w/TSTAR (Trans & Sexuality Teaching, Advocacy and Research)
INTRO TO DEVISING (DEV)
7/18 - 7:00p
Creating a collaborative response to the current U.S. climate, LFL
7/20 - 6:00p
Young women telling their stories their way
LFL has commissioned a brand new script by Nancy Gall-Clayton, I’m Wearing My Own Clothes!, inspired by Mary Edwards Walker (1832-1919), a surgeon for the Union during the Civil War. Walker remains the only woman awarded the Medal of Honor. She earned her medical degree at 22, wore trousers at her wedding, in surgery, and everywhere else, finding corsets and hoop skirts impractical and unhygienic. She was arrested numerous times for “wearing men’s clothes.” She also advocated for voting rights for women and equality in marriage and the workplace. She lectured on both sides of the Atlantic and frequently lobbied in Washington, D.C., and Albany, New York.
I’m Wearing My Own Clothes will feature company member Dawn Schulz Campbell, returning to the LFL stage from Nevada for the first time in four years. She is joined by Mandi Hutchins and Ted Lesley, both returning to the LFL stage, and Erica McClure and Casey Moulton, who are performing with LFL for the first time. Co-Artistic Director Kathi E.B. Ellis directs.
Dawn Schulz Campbell^, Mandi Hutchins, Ted Lesley, Erica McClure, Casey Moulton
DESIGN & PRODUCTION
Kathi E.B. Ellis^ (Director), Jill Marie Schierbaum^ (Set Designer) Lindsay Chamberlin^ (Costume Designer), Paul T. Carney (Composer), Scott Davis (Set Construction), Melanie Metcalf (Stage Manager)
^LFL Company Member
A NOTE FROM THE PLAYWRIGHT
It all began at Quill’s on Bardstown Road over a cup of coffee with Kathi E.B. Ellis. Looking for Lilith Theatre Company had decided to commission a new play for its 15th Anniversary Festival. Would I be interested? Yes, of course! I was permitted to choose any subject matter I desired. Knowing the company’s mission and history, I looked for an historic woman who was not well known but who had accomplished something significant related to women’s rights. It was off to the library and to (of course) the internet. Within weeks of that July 26, 2016, meeting at Quill’s, I had settled on Dr. Mary Edwards Walker. However, the more I learned, the more dubious I became: The play would require many characters (27!) and many scenes (20!) to tell the story I wanted to tell. “No problem,” Kathi told me, “Lilith can handle it.” At the first read-through in April, I began to see that Kathi was right. With her splendid direction and the amazing work of the actors she chose, Dr. Walker will come to life in “I’m Wearing My Own Clothes!”. I hope you enjoy it. -Nancy Gall-Clayton
Dawn Campbell (Ensemble) is so excited to be onstage with Lilith again! Her last Lilith project was the 5-year festival celebration, before she moved away for graduate school and teaching opportunities. She currently resides in Las Vegas, where she teaches K-5 Theatre/Dance at Doral Academy Red Rock. Dawn has a BS in Theatre Performance from the University of Evansville and a Masters in Theatre Studies from Fontbonne University. Past LFL credits include: FFF, House of Bernarda Alba, Beyond the Blue Mountains, Alice in Black and White, and Becoming Mothers. She is grateful to be a part of the inspiring Lilith mission once again!
Mandi Elkins Hutchins (Ensemble) is pleased to be appearing for the second time in an LFL production, Prevailing Winds being her first. Favorite stage credits include Reefer Madness (The Alley Theatre, Louisville, KY); This Is Not The Play (The Bard’s Town, Louisville, KY); Henry V (Joesphine SummerStage, Frankfort, KY); Angels In America & Once Upon A Mattress (Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN); The Nance (Pandora Productions, Louisville, KY); and The Spitfire Grill (Actor’s Theatre, Grand Rapids, MI). Mandi is also a teaching artist with Looking for Lilith Theatre Company and Commonwealth Theatre Center and a regular cast member with The Dinner Detective. She is a recent transplant to the area from Cincinnati, OH and lives locally in New Albany, IN.
Ted Lesley (Ensemble) is so happy to be back with LFL and part of this wonderful ensemble. He received his MFA in Acting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Some of his favorite roles include Harry Hay in The Temperamentals, Charlie in The Foreigner, Leslie in Seascape, Sam Byck in Assasins and Howie in Rabbit Hole.
Erica McClure (Dr. Mary Edwards Walker) is thrilled to be a part of this Looking for Lilith production. Past roles include: Emma in Too Much Too Much Too Many, June Crenshaw in Two Lobbyists of Verona, Jenny in Mr. Burns, and Amelia Ainsley in Auctioning the Ainsleys with Theatre 502; Katherine/Pistol in Henry V and Rosalind in As You Like It with Josephine SummerStage; and Guildenstern in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead and Marcy in Dog Sees God with Louisville Repertory Company. She has a BFA in Theatre Performance from University of Louisville.
Casey Moulton (Ensemble) is a 2016 Graduate from the University of Louisville's M.F.A. Acting program. He was last seen in the Josephine Summer Park Shakespeare Festival's King Lear, as Edgar. This is his first production with Looking For Lilith, and he is proud to be a part of it.
Kathi E.B Ellis (Director, Co-Artistic Director) is delighted to be celebrating Lilith’s 15th anniversary! Particular Lilith favorites include Fabric, Flames and Fervor: Girls of the Triangle and Alice in Black and White, both produced in Louisville and NYC. Kathi has received nominations for the South Florida Regional Carbonell Theater Award. She is a member of Lincoln Center and Chicago Directors labs, and an Associate Member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.
Jill Marie Schierbaum (Set Designer) is a company member, and Co-Chair of the Communications Committee for Lilith. She is elated to be part of this 15th Anniversary Year! She has been designing sets for 10 years with LFL, some of her favorite shows are Fabric Flames and Fervor: The Girls of the Triangle, Body Awareness, and Prevailing Winds. She would love to dedicate this project to her own bright star Ava for being her reason to still follow her dreams.
Lindsay Chamberlin (Costume Designer) has been working with Looking for Lilith over the past nine years and is currently an Associate Company Member. Her favorite LFL designs include Fabric Flames Fervor: The Girls of the Triangle, Beyond the Blue Mountains, Hunting the Basilisk, Body Awareness, Much Ado About Nothing, As It Is In Heaven, Orlando and a co-design for Legacy of Light. She had also designed for other local companies including Pandora Productions, Commonwealth Theatre Center, Theatre , Actors Theatre of Louisville, Liminal Playhouse and Josephine Shakespeare Summerstage. The highlight of her career happened when she designed the world premiere of Alice in Black and White in Louisville with LFL and later for the New York premiere at 59E59 last summer.
Paul T. Carney (Composer) worked previously with LFL as Sound Designer/Musician for The House of Bernarda Alba, Orlando, and Legacy of Light. He began in music and theater growing up in Louisiana; earned a degree in Performance Studies from Northwestern University, pursuing theater and music in the Chicago area; and has continued with both since moving to Louisville. He was a scenic and sound designer for Specific Gravity Ensemble of Louisville, and has been a sound coordinator for Josephine SummerStage in Frankfort. A former film & video professional and sculptor, Paul owns Body Mechanics Massage Therapy Clinic, is an accompanist with Flamenco Louisville and YPAS, and is a performing musician with the Kentucky Art Center's Arts in Healing program.
Melanie Metcalf (Stage Manager) is a senior at Bellarmine University. This is her first production with Looking For Lilith and she is very excited to be a part of “I’m Wearing My Own Clothes!”. “Getting the experience of being a stage manager and learning from Kathi has been wonderful!”.