Meadows Theatre presents three spring plays in ‘The Rep’ April 22-May 4, 2014

Sasha Davis (B.F.A. ’16) and Susana Batres (M.F.A. ’14) in Marisol by José Rivera – one of three plays to be performed in repertory rotation by SMU Meadows Theatre in April and May 2014.

In a nod to repertory theatre, SMU Meadows Theatre will present three contemporary American plays – produced, directed and acted by students – on a two-week rotation from Tuesday, April 22 to Sunday, May 4, 2014.

The program, collectively called The Rep, will include the following individual productions. All will be performed in the Margo Jones Theatre, Owen Arts Center, and tickets are $5 for students and $7 for SMU faculty and staff. Visit the link at each play’s name to buy tickets online through Vendini:

This, Melissa James Gibson

• The first production follows four friends in their late 30s as they experience love, loss, remorse and doubt. The confusion of the characters is executed with “wit and melancholy comedy” to create a play that explores middle age.

Middletown, Will Eno

• Play number two was inspired by Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. The inhabitants of Middletown are extremely candid with their deepest fears and secrets. The thought-provoking script examines the anxieties we face through vignettes exploring the beauty and horror of life.

Marisol, José Rivera

• The final play follows Marisol, living in New York City, and how a subway attack changes the course of her life. The work explores a parallel universe where social injustices are brought to light through a world revolution.

The schedule of performances:

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Find complete cast and crew lists under the link.

By Melissa James Gibson
April 22, 25, 30 at 8 pm
May 3 at 2 pm & 8 pm

Director: Sarah Lacy Hamilton (BFA ’14)
Scenic Designer: Russell Parkman
Costume Designer: Amanda Capshaw (MFA ’15)
Lighting Designer: Janet Berka (MFA ’15)
Sound Designer: Jason Biggs
Vocal Coach: Nina Dramer (BFA ‘14)
Original Music Composed by: Jason Biggs
Stage Manager: Kolby Tuck (BFA ’16)


  • Jane – Ashlee Elizabeth Bashore (MFA’14)
  • Tom – Brandon Potter (MFA’14)
  • Marrell – Mia Antoinette (BFA’14)
  • Alan – Steven Smith (BFA’14)
  • Jean-Pierre – Kamen Casey (BFA’16)


By Will Eno
April 23, 26, & May 1 at 8 pm
April 26 & May 4 at 2 pm

Director: Carson McCain (BFA ’14)
Scenic Designer: Russell Parkman
Costume Designer: Hunter Dowell (MFA ’16)
Lighting Designer: Russell Bockemuehl (MFA ’16)
Sound Designer: Jason Biggs
Stage Manager: Laura Dupper (BFA ’16)

Cast: (in order of appearance)

  • Public Speaker/Greg/Janitor – Danniel Gerchakov (BFA `15)
  • Cop – George Riley Colligan (BFA `16)
  • Mechanic – Derek George (BFA `15)
  • Mrs. Swanson – Lauren Mishoe (BFA `14)
  • Librarian – Barbie Wu (MFA `14)
  • John Dodge – Brandon J. Murphy* (MFA `16)
  • Tour Guide/Woman on Date/Attendant 1 – Alyssa Hamedi (BFA `14)
  • Male Tourist/Freelancer/Landscaper – Dylan Guerra (BFA `16)
  • Female Tourist/Attendant 2 – Ally Van Deuren (BFA ’15)
  • Aunt/Female Doctor – Stephanie Machado (BFA `15)
  • Sweetheart – Dagny Sanson (BFA `16)
  • Man on Date/Male Doctor – Steve Torres (MFA `14)

 *Appears by special permission of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

By José Rivera
April 24, 29, & May 2 at 8 pm
April 27 at 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Director: Kristen Kelso (BFA ’14)
Scenic Designer: Darren Diggle (MFA ‘16)
Costume Designer: Amanda MacArthur (MFA ’16)
Lighting Designer: Ella Haag (MFA ’14)
Sound Designer: Jason Biggs
Movement Coach: Sara Romersberger
Stage Manager: Emma Prendergast (BFA ’16)


  • Marisol – Susana Batres (MFA ’14)
  • Lenny/Man with Golf Club/Radio Voice – Jacob Stewart (BFA ‘14)
  • June/2nd Voice/Skinhead – Andrea Flowers (BFA ’15)
  • Angel – Sasha Davis (BFA ’16)
  • Man with Scar Tissue/Homeless Person/3rd Voice – Andrew Gonzales (BFA ’14)
  • Woman with Furs/HomelessPerson/2nd Voice – Nina Dramer (BFA ’14)
  • Man with Ice Cream Cone/Subway Announcer/Homeless Person – Jon Garrard (BFA ’15)
  • Young Girl/1st Voice/Homeless Person – Mei Mei Pollitt (BFA ’15)