Kissing the Witch
by Emma Donoghue
Directed by Tracy Cameron Francis
Jun 9 – 26, 2022
Thu – Sat @ 7:30pm, Sun @ 2pm
Fairy tales in the face of pan-cultural misogyny.
“When a boy changes his life, it’s called an adventure. When a girl does the same, it’s only a fairy tale.” A magical web of interconnected stories about power, transformation, and choosing one’s own path in the world. These age-old fairy tales are given a new feminist spin as women young and old tell their own stories of love, hate, honor and revenge, and passion and deception. The particular becomes universal — the world is reimagined through a lens of equity.
Show sponsors: Carol Streeter and Harold Goldstein
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.
A renaissance woman of the theatre and a proud member of Actor's Equity, Jamie has had the pleasure of exploring this powerful tool for connection and change for over 20 years. She has studied the work of Sanford Meisner & Robert Bray with Barry Hunt & Sowelu Theatre Ensemble; Suzuki Technique & Anne Bogart's Viewpoints with the SITI Company (NYC); Rhythm Tap with Savion Glover's teacher Lady Diane Walker & Lane Alexander, founder of the National Tap Dance Festival in Chicago; and Devising Theatre with the late Scott Kelman of Joseph Chaikin’s Open Theatre (NYC). Seen previously as Kelly in Corrib Theatre’s, The Hen Night Ephiphany, Jamie is thrilled to return to Corrib’s stage with another all-female team of powerhouses. She was seen last season as Olympe DeGouges in Artist Repertory Theatre’s The Revolutionists, Amy in Profile Theatre’s In the Wake, and as Dawn in Profile’s The Secretaries. Additional local favorites include Macbeth in Macbeth & Kristine (Drammy award, Best Supporting Actress) in A Doll’s House (Shaking the Tree Theatre), Anna (Drammy Finalist, Best Actress) in The Snowstorm (CoHo & Many Hats Productions), Mary Shelley in Bloody Poetry (NW Classical Theatre Co), and Gabriella in References to Salvador Dali make me hot (Milagro). She is co-founding Artistic Director of the Beirut Wedding World Theatre Project.
Diane Kondrat is delighted to appear for the first time with Corrib Theatre. Living in Portland since 2013, she's most recently worked with Third Rail Repertory in Mother, Come Home and John; Defunkt Theatre in Girl in the Red Corner (Drammy for Best Supporting Actor); and Coho Productions' Radiant Vermin. She honors Dionysian chaos by regularly performing with Sam Dinkowitz's sketch comedy monster Spectravagasm, and coaches actors in the Open Hearts Open Minds' Shakespeare program at Two Rivers Correctional Institution. She will be seen in the upcoming season of NetFlix's Trinkets. Years of performing, from complicated professional productions to bare-bones shows in prisons, have instilled in her a steadfast respect and an unquenchable yearning for the mystery and inspiration of theatre. dianekondrat.com
Tracy Cameron Francis
Kyra Sanford is a freelance scenic designer, props master, carpenter, and painter in the Portland area, working for theatres such as Staged!, Theatre Vertigo, Defunkt Theatre, Profile Theatre, Portland State University, Clark College, Lincoln High School, Shaking the Tree Theatre, Third Rail Repertory Theatre, and various others. She received her BFA in scenic design from The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University. sanfordscenic.com