Rain and Zoe Save the World

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Rain and Zoe Save the World - by Crystal Skillman

Showdates: April 20 - 29, 2018

Rain and Zoe Save the World by New York-based playwright Crystal Skillman is coming to the UAA Mainstage Theatre.. Rain and Zoe Save the World is the winning script selected by a national panel of judges for the 2018 Earth Matters on Stage (EMOS) New Play Competition. The Earth Matters on Stage Conference will be hosted in Anchorage this year by the University of Alaska Anchorage, April 20-22.

In Rain and Zoe Save the World, two Seattle teenagers embark on an impulsive motorcycle journey to join a group of oil protesters on the east coast. But as they follow a major pipeline across the country, what began as two young activists’ longing to belong to something greater than themselves gives way to Rain and Zoe discovering that the true danger in this world might just be growing up.

EMOS is a triennial event, founded in 2004 to call forth and foster new dramatic works that respond to the ecological crisis. A series of presentations, workshops, panels, and play readings will surround the opening of the production.

Performance run time: 2 hours with a 10-minute intermission

Performances held at the UAA Mainstage Theatre, 3700 Alumni Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508

  • Cast

    Tai Kim as Rain
    Luna MacCarthy as Zoe 
    Jordan Crenshaw as Ensemble 2
    Lisa Marie Castro as Ensemble 1


    Tai Kim (Rain) is absolutely delighted to be a part of this play. He’s been acting in the Anchorage theatre scene for nearly six years. His latest roles include Chad Owens in Anchorage Community Theatre’s world premiere of Schatzie Schaefer’s Silver Thaw, and the Reader in Midnight Sun Theatre’s production of Nassim Soleimanpour’s White Rabbit Red Rabbit. Tai also freestyle raps in various Anchorage bars, and hopes to write more raps and plays. He will be graduating this semester with his Bachelor’s degree in Justice with a minor in Theatre. He dedicates this performance to his father overseas.

    Luna McCarthy (Zoe) is elated to portray Zoe in Rain and Zoe Save the World. You may recognize her from season two of The Stars We Are, Alaska’s premier singing competition. She played Ariel in The Little Mermaid, and Bell in Beauty and the Beast at the Sydney Laurence Theatre.

    Jordan Crenshaw (Ensemble 2, Father) is a UAA Theatre major, performing in several shows such as 44 Plays for 44 Presidents, as Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, and the musical Working, as Lovin’ Al and Conrad. He has also directed, stage managed, and light designed for the last three years. He would sincerely like to thank his family and friends for all their support in reaching his dreams.

    Lisa-Marie Castro (Ensemble 1, Mother) is a graduate of the UAA Theatre and Dance program.  Her past roles include Vera Claythorne in And Then There Were None, The Dauphin in Marie Antoinette, Comrade Chin in M. Butterfly, and several other roles. When she is not onstage, Lisa-Marie enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Kevin, and her cat, Couscous.

  • Creative

    Director, Ty Hewitt
    Scenic Designer,  Meghan Stanford
    Technical Director, Daniel Glen Carlgren
    Lighting Designer, James Branstetter
    Props DesignerDaniel Glen Carlgren
    Costume Designer, Colleen Alexis Metzger
    Sound Designer, Krisha Manuel
    Production Manager, Daniel Anteau
    Stage Manager, Aurora Hoefferle


    Ty Hewitt (Director) has worked as an actor, director, teacher and fight choreographer all around the country. He has directed Picasso at the Lapin Agile and Eurydice at UAA and The Tempest and Distracted at First City Players. Acting credits include Young Scrooge in Perseverance Theatre’s A Christmas Carol in Anchorage, Buried Child and Tongues (Profile Theatre), The Scene (Portland Playhouse), On The Table (Sojourn Theatre) and deCOMPOSITION (Seattle/NYC). New York: Opus D’Amour (Theatre Lab), Babel Tower (Round Table Ensemble), and Twelfth Night (Aquila Theatre, Lincoln Center). Ty has a BFA from Southern Oregon University and an MFA from UMKC.

    Meghan Stanford (scenic designer) is a senior Theatre Major here at UAA, with her studies focused around scenic design and technical direction. Past credits include assistant technical direction for Picasso at the Lapin Agile and assistant scenic design for Working, Radium Girls, and Earthquake ‘64. This is Meghan’s first scenic design and she is in the process of designing the fall show, Playhouse Creatures, for her honors thesis. After her time at UAA, Meghan plans to attend graduate school for scenic design.

    Daniel Glen Carlgren is currently the faculty scenic designer, projection designer, and technical director at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He received his BFA from Southern Oregon University in 2001 and his MFA from University of Oregon in 2012. Daniel’s recent credits include scenic and projection design, and technical direction for 44 Plays for 44 Presidents, Night of the Iguana, SPAMalot, Twelfth Night, and many others. Daniel has also worked on the automation for Julie Taymor’s Grendal and Wagner’s Ring Cycle for the Los Angeles Opera and Disney’s Aladdin at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, Washington. Daniel has worked as a scenery, staging and rigging specialist in the entertainment industry for many years.

    James Branstetter (lighting designer) is a Mechanical Engineering/Theatre Major at UAA. He has recently designed lights for 2017’s Dance in Performance and is currently the Lighting Designer for Rain and Zoe Save the World. He loves reading, long walks in the shadows and believes that Cats are the second most interesting creatures in existence. Can you guess the first?

    Colleen Alexis Metzger is a costume designer and technician whose work has taken her across the country. She has worked for the Santa Fe Opera in New Mexico, the Glimmerglass Opera in New York, The Barter Theatre in Virginia, Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan, Chautauqua Opera in New York, Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, Portland Stage Company in Maine, and most recently, Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts.

    Krisha-Nicole Manuel (sound designer) is a senior at UAA majoring in computer science and theatre with a concentration in technical design. She has designed sound in most of the recent shows such as Radium Girls and Working, and also designed lights for New Dances 2018​. She has an affinity for technology, videography, and gaming, and hopes to show her creativity in one or all of these fields someday.

    Daniel Anteau (production manager) received a B.A. from the University of Alaska Anchorage and his M.F.A. in Lighting Design from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. In his academic career he has taught for the University of Alaska Anchorage as term technical director/lighting designer and The University of Hawaii as Assistant professor in Lighting Design and Technical Director. After returning to the University of Alaska Anchorage He now serves as Professor in design and Production Manager. Daniel is also the academic advisor for the design and technical students, manages the light shop as well as sound, projections, and special effects. Professionally, Daniel’s Lighting Designs have been seen across Alaska & Hawaii, to New York City, and internationally to Africa. In Hawaii, Daniel continues to stay active as Lighting Designer working with Manoa Valley Theatre on their summer production.

    Aurora Hoefferle (stage manager) was raised by environmental activists in Dillingham, Alaska and in 2012 they received the Denny Wilcher Young Environmentalist Award. After finishing up a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences in 2017, Aurora intends to finish up a B.A. in Theatre through UAA and an M.A.T. in Secondary Education through UAS.

  • Crew

    Scenery
    Scenic Artist: Myranda Bailey
    Scene Shop Supervisor: Henry Coleman
    Master Carpenter: Myranda Bailey
    Scene Shop Assistant: Meghan Stanford
    Scenic Carpentry: Students enrolled in THR A295 and A495
    Props Master: Daniel Glen Carlgren
    Prop Crew: Students enrolled in THR A345

    Costume
    Costume Shop Supervisor: Kaie Promish
    Costume Shop Assistant: Jane Lee
    Costume Construction Crew: Katie Radford, Hannah Coyne, Kayla Gonzales, Jeff Brion, Lydia Smith, Courtney Meneses

    Lighting & Sound
    Assistant Lighting Designer: Daniel J. Anteau
    Light Shop Assistant: James Branstetter
    Lighting CrewAlexandra McCall, Nathan Vincent, James Kendall, Jordan Crenshaw, Krisha Manuel

    Run Crew
    Assistant Stage Manager: Petra Murray
    Light Board Operator: Anthony Cole
    Sound Board Operator: Nathan Vincent
    Dressers/Wardrobe: Brighton Coggins, Alexis Arnold, Mike Vanni, Lydia Smith

    House
    Communications & Graphic Design: Asia Bauzon
    House Manager: Lawrence Wynn
    Box Office: Hope Hughes, Mike Vanni

  • Production Photos
     
    Rain and Zoe Save the World, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2018
    Rain and Zoe Save the World, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2018
    Rain and Zoe Save the World, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2018
    Rain and Zoe Save the World, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2018
    Rain and Zoe Save the World, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2018
    Rain and Zoe Save the World, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2018
    Rain and Zoe Save the World, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2018
    Rain and Zoe Save the World, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2018
    Rain and Zoe Save the World, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2018
    Rain and Zoe Save the World, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2018
    Rain and Zoe Save the World, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2018
    Rain and Zoe Save the World, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2018
    Rain and Zoe Save the World, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2018
    Rain and Zoe Save the World, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2018
    Rain and Zoe Save the World, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2018
    Rain and Zoe Save the World, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2018
    Rain and Zoe Save the World, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2018
    Rain and Zoe Save the World, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2018
    Rain and Zoe Save the World, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2018
    Rain and Zoe Save the World, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2018
    Rain and Zoe Save the World, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2018
    Rain and Zoe Save the World, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2018
    Rain and Zoe Save the World, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2018
    Rain and Zoe Save the World, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2018
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Thank you to all the Trash Fairies, who collected the
materials that made the costumes possible:
Joan Strand Kirkpatrick, Charlie Armstrong, Rodger Stanford, Meghan Stanford,
Robert & Jennifer Meno, Kaeli Meno, Isaac Mendel & Casey Einhorn, Greg Bragiel,
John Budnik, Brian Cook, Ty & Shelley Hewitt, Lisa Marie Castro, Courtney Meneses,
Petra Murray, Jane Lee, Yoon & Hee Lee, Katie & Ralph Radford