Studio@620 The Studio@620

Knives in Hens

By David Harrower, Directed by Samuel French

The Studio@620 presents "Knives in Hens", a play by David Harrower, directed by Samuel French. Two performances only on January 3 and 4 at 8:00 PM.

General Admission $15, Students or seniors $10

In a pre-industrial, God-fearing nowhere land, a young woman is given a language for her heart—freeing and exposing her. An uneducated young woman, trapped by marriage in a closed and superstitious community, develops an intense relationship with the village outcast.  Sensuality and poetic language combine to make this a seductive tale of solitude, sexuality and intellectual awakening.

Samuel French (director) is a freshman directing major at Carnegie Mellon University and a graduate of the Pinellas County Center for the Arts (’10). He has been seen at the Studio@620 as an actor (Long Day’s Journy Into Night, ‘Art’) and as a writer (Writer’s Block, This One Night in the Warehouse). Directing credits include Writer’s Block (P.C.C.A.), The Arkansaw Bear (P.C.C.A.) andThe Phrase (CMU). Sam would like to thank the cast, crew, and the Studio for all of their combined efforts.

Mina Asayesh-Brown (Assistant Director) is currently a junior in the IB program at St. Petersburg High School and a very active member of SPHS theatre. Her recent credits include Student Director of SPHS's fall production of M*A*S*H and Stage Manager of Speed Date, the 2010 SPHS One Act. She also served as Props Chair for SPHS's production of Sweet Charity. She is now in her second year as the film critic for the St. Petersburg Times' high school publication, TB-two. Mina would like to thank Sam for this opportunity, her friends for all their support, and the entire cast and creative team.

Rebekka Walker (Young Woman) is currently a Junior Performance theater at The Pinellas County Center for the Arts. She has worked as an understudy at the Studio@620 production of Shel’s Shorts. Her recent credits include Oklahoma! (Ado Annie) at North East High School, and The Crucible (Mercy Lewis) and Antigone (Antigone) at District Theater Festival. She hopes to pursue theater both in college and as a career. She thanks God, her family and friends, Sam and the entire cast and creative team.

Nathaniel French (Gilbert, the Miller) is a senior theater major at Southern Methodist University and a graduate of the Pinellas County Center for the Arts. His recent credits include Our Town (Howie Newsome), Pretty, Smart, Poetic (Wifford Wafford), Chatroom (Jack), Room Service (Jenkins), Click, Clack, Moo (The Duck), and Charlotte's Web (Wilbur). After graduating, he hopes to get an MFA in acting.

Jacob Stewart (Pony Williams) is a graduate of The Pinellas County Center for the Arts ('10). He is currently a freshman at Southern Methodist University in the Meadows School of the Arts where he is working towards a B.F.A. in Theatre Studies. Recently he has been seen in Long Day's Journey Into Night as Jamie (Studio@620), Ragtime as Father (PCCA), and Peer Gynt as the Button Moulder (PCCA). He thanks God, his family and friends, Sam and the entire cast and creative team.

Alexander Whittenberg (Set and Light Design) is a graduate of The Pinellas County Center for the Arts ('10). He is currently a freshman at SUNY Purchase in the Theatre Arts Conservatory where he is working towards a B.F.A. in Scenic Design. Recent Design Credits include The Elephant Man(PCCA), Shel's Shorts (Studio@620), Long Days Journey into Night (Studio@620) & Peer Gynt(PCCA). He thanks God, his family and friends, Sam and the entire cast and creative team. Enjoy!

Amelia Johns (Costume Design) is a graduate of Pinellas County Center for the Arts and is currently a First-Year student at the Meadows School for the Arts at Southern Methodist University where she is working on a B.F.A. in Theatre Studies. Recent credits include The 39 Steps(Pamela/Annabella/Margaret), The Elephant Man (Mrs. Kendal), and Long Day’s Journey Into Night(Cathleen). Amelia would like to thank her family, friends, and teachers.

                         

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