Six plays. Six playwrights with disabilities. Six human senses…yes, six. (Or perhaps more.) For the first time, Phamaly Theatre Company presented a one-act play festival featuring the work of playwrights with disabilities, with short plays that engage, explore, or challenge the human senses. The plays were performed in uniquely interactive spaces at Denver’s RedLine Contemporary Art Center, and featured the talents of Phamaly actors and various local directors.
The Bad One by Jeff Carey
Directed by Daniel Traylor
Stage Managed by Kai Bergland
Featuring Maggie Whittum and Shannon Sauer.
A comical and visceral interaction between Rupert and Lefty as they face the realities of death, survival, and having a gut feeling … while living in someone’s gut.
Bazaruto by Sean Michael Cummings
Directed by Allison Watrous
Stage Managed by Wayne Breyer
Featuring Laurice Quinn, Madison Stout, and Keenan Gluck.
At an exquisite brunch place, K and J are about to seal the deal on the greatest luxury event of the century. Their only problem: questionable taste.
Where There’s Smoke by Jennie MacDonald
Directed by Sheila Traister
Stage Managed by Tricia Canady
Featuring David Wright, Madeleine Walsh, and Dale Rose.
Already late for an important celebration, The Bookseller is prevented from leaving by The Visitor. Where there’s smoke there’s a dragon, pirates, and, of course, a marshmallow.
On The Rocks by Jeffrey Neuman
Directed by Peter Dearth
Stage Managed by Alivia Holkesvig
Featuring Cameron Clarke, Ace Noland, and Matty Umbriaco.
A man tries his luck with romance right about the time of last call at a local bar.
Show & Tell at the House of Lucy by Lucy Roucis
Directed by KQ
Stage Managed by Jane Stewart
Featuring Lucy Roucis, Lisa Gough, and Emileigh Woodworth-Smith
A fun and loving look at how one person handles her life with Parkinson’s disease.
A Bag of Sand at Applebee’s by Garrett Zuercher
Directed by Gregg Vigil
Stage Managed by Jeremy Althoff
Featuring Sam Barrasso, Jordan Kaplan, Kathleen Traylor, and Adam Johnson.
In desperate need of a beach vacation, Caroline has no other recourse but to take a bag of sand to Applebee’s.
Festival Production Staff
Production Stage Manager – Darion Ramos
Designer – Cheryl Brodzinsky
Production Assistant – Richard Sauer
Volunteer Coordinator – Denise Cameron