In December 2015, on our first tour, we performed The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams, at shelters, senior centers, and prisons in NYC. Then, in the summer of 2017, we teamed up with Opera House Arts in Stonington, Maine for a tour to nontraditional venues throughout the state of Maine.
Tennessee Williams calls for abundant music in the play, and our composer, Ethan Philbrick, created beautiful original music inspired by the poetry of two of Tennessee Williams’s favorite poets, Hart Crane and e.e. cummings, to accompany the play.
Set designer Jacques Roy designed minimalistic, elegant, fire-escape-themed set pieces, and costume designer Michelle Ridley provided costumes that help us tell the story simply, clearly, and beautifully.
Tom: Will Shaw*
Amanda: Cherie Corinne Rice*
Laura: Sylvia Kates*
Gentleman Caller: Jedadiah Schultz*
Musician (Maine tour): Ryan Pater*
Musician (NYC tour): James David Larson*
Stage Manager (Maine tour): Luis Santiago*
Stage Manager (NYC tour): Angela Kiessel*
Workshop Stage Manager (NYC): Tierney Nolen*
Set Design & Construction: Jacques Roy
Costume Design: Michelle Ridley
Composer: Ethan Philbrick
Playwright: Tennessee Williams
Director: Per Janson
*These actors and stage managers appeared courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.
NYC tour presented by arrangment with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Maine tour presented by arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Special thanks to Opera House Arts in Stonington, Maine, who hosted us for a wonderful residency in the summer of 2015, where we developed this production, and who co-produced our 2017 Maine tour.