How to Keep an Alien
by Sonya Kelly
Directed by Gemma Whelan~
Apr 12 – May 5, 2019
Irish Sonya and Australian Kate meet and fall in love, while working on a Russian play with English accents in an Irish castle. Together, they embark on a global odyssey to prove that they have a right to live together in Ireland. How to Keep an Alien is a tender and hilarious story attesting to the perils and obstacles of emigration, and the transformation that Irish society has undergone in recent times. This is a story about falling in love and proving it to the government.
Season sponsor: Ronni Lacroute
CREATIVE TEAM AND CREW
Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract.
The Director is a member of the STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS SOCIETY, a national theatrical labor union.
Sara is a two-time Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award winner and an L.A. Weekly Theatre Award nominee. She is thrilled to return to Corrib theatre, where she was last seen in the first production of Little Gem. She’s been in several shows at Artists Repertory Theatre including Everybody, Magellanica, Caught, Feathers and Teeth, The Skin of Our Teeth, Cuba Libre, Blithe Spirit, Intimate Apparel and Foxfinder. She also made an appearance on NBC’s Grimm. Before moving to Portland, she lived in Los Angeles, where she was a co-founder and co-artistic director of the acclaimed Furious Theatre Company. Her Furious Theatre credits include Foxfinder, Hunter Gatherers (L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award winner), Grace (L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award winner), The God Botherers, The Shape of Things, Scenes from the Big Picture, Chimps, The Playboy of the Western World, and the U.S. premiere of Noise by Alex Jones, which she directed. With other L.A. theatres: The Government Inspector at the Theatre@Boston Court (L.A. Weekly Theatre Award nominee); The Skin of Our Teeth, A Christmas Carol, Life is a Dream and Hay Fever at A Noise Within; Festen and Another Part of the Forest at Pasadena Playhouse, Hothouse. In Chicago, she performed improv with Freudian Slip and Genealogy at The iO Theater. She is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild. sarahennessy.com
Amy Katrina Bryan
Amy is an actress, musician, and stage manager. She is from Ashland and moved to Portland when she received an acting and directing apprenticeship with Portland Playhouse. She is beyond happy to call Corrib “home”. Amy plays the drums for a local metal band and recently appeared in To Fly Again at Imago Theatre. Most recently she appeared in a local independent film directed by Jen Elkington. ryanartists.com/talent/amy-katrina-bryan-07754