2016/2017 Season

You For Me For You

North Korean sisters Minhee and Junhee are torn apart at the border as they attempt to flee the “Best Nation in the World.” Each must race across time and space to be together again—navigating the perilous “Land of the Free” and the treacherous terrain of personal belief. Chung’s fantastical, humor-filled play is a kaleidoscope of imagery and beauty, casting light on the darkness of a secretive regime while simultaneously illuminating American values from a unique perspective.

Winner: 2017 Barrymore Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress, Hillary Parker

by Mia Chung
directed by Rick Shiomi


Bi Jean Ngo Minhee
Mina Kawahara Junhee
Hillary Parker Liz
Justin Jain Doctor/Smuggler/All Citizens of the Well
Dwayne Thomas Man From The South

Production Team

Mia Chung Playwright
Rick Shiomi Director
Jungwoong Kim Choreographer
Melpomene Katakalos Set Designer
Peter Whinnery Lighting Designer
Shannon Zura Sound Designer
Susan Smythe Costume Designer
Amanda Hatch Properties Designer
Lauren Tracy Production Manager
Tom Helmer Stage Manager/InterAct
Erin Washburn  Co-Dramaturg
Paige Zubel  Co-Dramaturg
StoneDog Studios Set Fabrication



When an American fighter pilot becomes unexpectedly pregnant, she is reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas.  By day, she hunts terrorists with signature dexterity and ferocity. By night, she enjoys a quiet family life in suburbia.  But as the pressure to track a high-profile target mounts, the boundaries begin to blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols half a world away.

Nominated for 3 2017 Barrymore Awards

by George Brant
directed by Kathryn MacMillan



Kittson O'Neill THE PILOT

Production Team

George Brant Playwright
Kathryn MacMillan Director
NIck Embree Set Designer
Rob Kaplowitz Sound Designer
Masha Tsimring Lighting Designer
Jill Keys Costume Designer
Amanda Hatch Properties Designer
Dany Guy Production Manager
Stone Dog Studios Technical Direction
Tom Helmer Stage Manager/InterAct
Paige Zubel Assistant Dramaturg



A World Premiere

What does it mean to be radical? Marcus/Emma mashes together two of American History's wildest activist leaders - Jewish Anarchist Emma Goldman and Black Nationalist Marcus Garvey - and launches them into a no-holds-barred, sex-fueled, bloody-minded battle to rekindle the smouldering flames of their legacies. Core Playwright alum Mary Tuomanen's vibrant voice brings the political passion, tender humanity, and savage humor of Goldman and Garvey to life in a timely play that challenges the audience to continually question what it means to be American.

Nominated for 3 2017 Barrymore Awards, including the Independence Foundation Award for Outstanding New Play 

by Mary Tuomanen
directed by Rebecca Wright


Akeem Davis Marcus Garvey
Susan Reilly Stevens Emma Goldman

Production Team

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Mary Tuomanen Playwright
Rebecca Wright Director
Erin Washburn Co-Dramaturg
Paige Zubel Co-Dramaturg
Sara Outing Set Designer
Elizabeth Atkinson Sound Designer
Maria Shaplin Lighting Designer
Sydney Maresca Costume Designer
Amanda Hatch Properties Designer
Lauren Tracy Production Manager
Stone Dog Studios Technical Direction
Tom Helmer Stage Manager/InterAct


Dogs Of Rwanda

At 16 years old David found himself in Uganda as a church missionary. When he follows the girl of his dreams into the woods to help a Rwandan boy he enters a world from which he will never escape. On the 20th anniversary of the genocide, a book David wrote regarding his experiences arrives with a note from the boy he tried to save: “There are untruths here." What David omitted will haunt him the rest of his life.

A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere

by Sean Christopher Lewis
performed by Dan Hodge
directed by Maura Krause

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Dan Hodge David

Production Team

Sean Christopher Lewis Playwright
Maura Krause Director
Adrena Williams Dramaturg
Dylan Wallace Lighting Design
Elle Safer Stage Manager

Performed in repertory with How To Use A Knife
Set Design by Colin McIlvaine



In the raw, ever-pumping, kitchen of a busy Wall Street restaurant, George -- a master chef with a dark and tortured past -- rules over his crew with the swagger of a giant.  While grappling his inner demons, George has to manage two Guatemalan cooks, a nosy busboy, and an a-hole of a boss. But he forges an unlikely personal connection with the dishwasher, Steve, a mysteriously reserved  African immigrant.  Fast-paced and gritty, Snider’s pressure-cooker drama explores both the personal and moral questions that arise when the ugliness of the past boils over.

Winner: 2017 Independence Foundation Barrymore Award for Outstanding New Play

Nominated for 5 Barrymore Awards, including Outstanding Overall Production of a Play    

A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere

by Will Snider
directed by Seth Rozin


Scott Greer George
Lindsay Smiling Steve
Jered McLenigan Michael
J Hernandez Carlos
Angel Sigala Miguel
Trevor William Fayle Jack
Maria Konstantinidis Kim

Production Team

Will Snider Playwright
Seth Rozin Director
Kittson O'Neill Dramaturg
Colin McIlvaine Set Designer
Larry Fowler Sound Designer
Robin Stamey Lighting Designer
Natalia de la Torre Costume Designer
Emily Schuman Properties Designer
Lauren Tracy Production Manager
Tom Helmer Stage Manager/InterAct
Paige Zubel Dramaturg
Stone Dog Studios Scene Shop
Esther Cohen Assistant Director
Jeremy Jason Assistant Lighting Designer
Dylan Wallace Assistant Stage Manager