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The Inferior Sex

Poster Design: Sydney Dye

Special Thanks

Tatyana Marie Cole, Gregg Henry, Dave Navalinsky, Shirley Serotsky, President Connie Book, Dean Gabie Smith, Fred Rubeck, and Kimberly Rippy

Cast

Sandra RollinsAngelina Cerami
Joan EhrlichAnna Gullion
Gwen HudsonJasmine Smith
Connie WilliamsBriston Whitt
Vera AshleyMarkley Bortz
Madeleine ReynoldsKatie Kapp
Penny BarloweCarenna Slotkoff
Alice NewsomeJordan Kulick
Shirley Chisholm, U/S Gwen Hudson, U/S Connie WilliamsAlyssa Wise
U/S Sandra Rollins, U/S Vera AshleyRiley Perrault
U/S Joan Ehrlich, U/S Madeleine ReynoldsIsabella Shaffer
U/S Penny Barlowe, U/S Alice NewsomeClaire Keel

Production Team

DirectorSarah Hankins
Asst. DirectorCarli Shapiro
DramaturgBreana C. Venablé
Scenic DesignerNatalie Taylor Hart
Costume DesignerKayla Higbee
Sound DesignerTaylor Dankovich
Lighting DesignerHannah Brown
Technical DirectorJoshua Bothwell
Stage ManagerHaley Robles
Asst. Stage ManagerCara Johnson
Production ManagerBill Webb
Props SupervisorJeff A.R. Jones
Props ArtisansMae Bischoff
Corinne Brager
Sarah Cadol
Graham Cole
Conrad Hall
Zoë Healey
Brynn Lackey
Caity Ladda
Sean Mikesh
Jack Morrill
Brett Turnbull
Light Board OpJonathan Jensen
Sound Board OpJack Gould
Props CrewGabe Tobierre
Deck CrewDylan Moore
Wardrobe CrewAbigail Lynch
Front-of-House SupervisorDavid J. McGraw
House ManagersKeri Anderson
Ella Huestis
Laura McGuire
Jack Morrill
Poster DesignSydney Dye

Bios

Jaqueline E. Lawton

Jaqueline E. Lawton

Sarah Hankins

Sarah Hankins

Breana C. Venablé

Breana C. Venablé

Joshua Bothwell

Joshua Bothwell

Natalie Taylor Hart

Natalie Taylor Hart

Markley Bortz

Markley Bortz

Hannah Elise Brown

Hannah Elise Brown

Angelina Cerami

Angelina Cerami

Graham Cole

Graham Cole

Anna Gullion

Anna Gullion

Zoe Healey

Zoe Healey

Cara Johnson

Cara Johnson

Katie Kapp

Katie Kapp

Jordan Kulick

Jordan Kulick

Brynn Lackey

Brynn Lackey

Caity Ladda

Caity Ladda

Sean Mikesh

Sean Mikesh

Haley Robles

Haley Robles

Jack Morrill

Jack Morrill

Carli Shapiro

Carli Shapiro

Carenna Slotkoff

Carenna Slotkoff

Jasmine Smith

Jasmine Smith

Brett Turnbull

Brett Turnbull

Briston Whitt

Briston Whitt

Alyssa Wise

Alyssa Wise

Jonathan Jensen

Jonathan Jensen

Riley Perrault

Riley Perrault

Isabella Shaffer

Isabella Shaffer

Claire Keel

Claire Keel

Mae Bischoff

Mae Bischoff

Kayla Higbee

Kayla Higbee

Jaqueline E. Lawton

Jacqueline E. Lawton is a playwright, dramaturg, producer, and racial equity facilitator. Her produced plays include Anna K; Behold, A Negress; Blood-bound and Tongue-tied; Deep Belly Beautiful; Edges of Time, The Hampton Years; Intelligence, Mad Breed, and the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. She received her MFA in Playwriting from the University of Texas at Austin. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Dramatic Art at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a dramaturg at PlayMakers Repertory Company. She is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild and is thrilled to be working with Elon University!

Sarah Hankins

Sarah Hankins (she/her/hers) Artistic Director at Triad Stage, where she directed White Lightning, Pride and Prejudice (Covid-delayed), 4 seasons of A Christmas Carol, and will direct the upcoming productions of The Revolutionists and The Cake. Sarah was Artistic Director at Green Theatre Collective in Brooklyn, NY and had a six year tenure as Associate Artist at Orlando Shakespeare Theater. Sarah has performed in over 25 Shakespeare productions and her acting career has taken her from Florida to Maine. Sarah has taught at UNCSA, UNCG, Greensboro College, Guilford College, GTCC, and College of St. Elizabeth. www.sarahhankins.com

Breana C. Venablé

Breana C. Venablé is a May 2018 graduate of Hollins University where she received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Playwriting with a concentration in Dramaturgy. Breana was a 2022 Creative Renewal Fellowship (Mecklenburg Country Arts & Science Council) finalist, which allowed her to explore multiple artistic mediums of storytelling to usher creative expression, spiritual and sensual reclamation, and ancestral healing while dismantling white supremacy and capitalism through theatre. She’s currently using her dramaturgical skills to assist in nurturing thought-provoking, brilliantly written, conscious-minded original works in television, theatre, and film.

Joshua Bothwell

Interim Technical Director and alum of the TDT department. Happy to be back at Elon, and to be putting on this show.

Natalie Taylor Hart

Natalie Taylor Hart is a Scenic Designer and the Associate Chair of Performing Arts at Elon University. Selected Scenic Designs: New York: Tech Support (59E59TH, Off-Broadway); Tartuffe (Queens Theatre, Off-Off-Broadway); Slave Shack (Algonquin Theatre); Associate Designer for The Wiz (The Netherlands). Regional: Life in the Fat Lane (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); Having Our Say, Our Town {Scenic Consultant}, Fences {Finalist in World Stage Design 2017 Taipei}, White Lightning (Triad Stage). Exhibitions: USITT Design Expo, Prague Quadrennial, World Stage Design Finalist 2017, Lincoln Center Portfolio Review. MFA, Ohio University. Proud member of IATSE USA Local 829. natalietaylorhart.com

Markley Bortz

Markley Bortz (she/her) is a senior acting major at Elon University. She is excited to be returning to the Elon mainstage in The Inferior Sex. Previous Elon productions include The Cherry Orchard, Pheromone, Macbeth, and Clown Bar. Instagram @markleysara_b

Hannah Elise Brown

Hannah Elise Brown is a senior with majors in Arts Administration and Theatrical Design and Technology, with concentrations in stage management and lighting design and a minor in Business Administration. She is so excited to be able to be the lighting designer for both Concord Floral and Inferior Sex along with the stage manager for Clue! Some of her past credits at Elon include Movin' On (Lighting Designer) and Fall Dance Concert 2021 (Stage Manager/Lighting Designer). She would like to thank her family and friends, as she would not be able to do this without them!

Angelina Cerami

Angelina Cerami is a Junior BFA Acting Major from New York and is so excited to be a part of The Inferior Sex. Recent credits at Elon include Sense and Sensibility (Gossip), Medea (U/S Chorus) and Pheromone (U/S Shelby). Some of her favorite credits are The Last Five Years (Cathy), Twelve Angry Jurors (Juror #3), The Drowsy Chaperone (Drowsy Chaperone) and Spelling Bee (Logainne).

Graham Cole

Graham Cole is a sophomore Acting major from McLean, Virginia. His work at Elon include Concord Floral (7 / Couch), Sense and Sensibility (Mrs. Jennings U/S, Sir John U/S), and improv with Instant Laughter.

Anna Gullion

Anna is a senior acting major and has appeared in The Elephant Man, #Silenced, Hamlet, and The Cherry Orchard at Elon.

Zoe Healey

Zoe is a freshman Acting major from Hartford Connecticut who is excited to be understudying in her first Elon Production. She is a recent graduate of the UNCSA high school drama program and her past credits include Abigail in The Crucible, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Lilith in She Kills Monsters, and more.

Cara Johnson

Cara Johnson is a junior Acting major fulfilling their first technical position at Elon as Assistant Stage Manager for this production. Previous Elon theatrical credits include Medea (Attendant U/S) and Sense and Sensibility (Elinor). This is Cara's third J-Term rehearsal process, and they are thrilled to be in the room learning from the other side of the table.

Katie Kapp

Katie Kapp is a first year acting student from Cleveland Ohio. Her favorite roles include Annie Cannon in Silent Sky, Stephanie in Secret Life of Girls, and Rona in Spelling Bee. ig: katieekapp

Jordan Kulick

Jordan Kulick is incredibly excited to be playing Alice in The Inferior Sex this January Term. She is a Senior BFA Acting Major and plans to move to New York City post grad. Past Elon credits include: Sense and Sensibility (Margaret) Pheromone (Ella), The Wolves (u/s #14), and Medea (u/s Son’s/Guards). She is so grateful to be telling this important story alongside such a remarkable team. @jordankulick

Brynn Lackey

Brynn Lackey (Elinor US) is a Sophomore BFA Actor and Digital Art minor here at Elon! Some recent highlights include Agnes in She Kills Monsters (Renegade Productions 2021) and understudying in productions Medea and Pheromone last academic year. Instagram: @brynnxemily

Caity Ladda

Caity is honored and excited to make her props artisan debut for this show!

Sean Mikesh

Sean Mikesh is a sophomore BFA Acting major from Bristow, VA who is very excited to make his debut performance with Instant Laughter! At Elon, Sean was involved with last season’s spring show The Cherry Orchard as the part of Trofimov. Also, Sean understudied for the other plays from last season including: Heart of Sharpnel (Y) and Sense and Sensibility (Edward/Col. Brandon). He was also involved in the student-led production Sensory Overload. He's so glad you came out, and he hopes you're ready for an exciting show!

Haley Robles

Haley Robles is a Junior Theatrical Design/Tech and Psychology major. Haley is excited for The Inferior Sex to be her Stage Management debut at Elon University. Over the summer she gained professional experience by working as an Assistant Stage for The Lexington Theatre Company in Chicago and The Little Mermaid. At Elon, she has served as the Assistant Stage Manager for 42nd Street, Into the Woods, and The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin. Haley is incredibly grateful for her experience with this talented cast and team.

Jack Morrill

Jack is a senior BFA Acting and BA Arts Administration double major from San Diego, California. Past Elon credits include: Sense and Sensibility (Mrs. Dashwood/Anne Steele), Beast Mode Champion (Mr. Bergman/Others), and Spelling Bee (William Barfée). Jack is a Lumen Scholar exploring Queer Theory and Arts Administrative Practices. IG: @jack.morr | @queering.the.stage

Carli Shapiro

Carli Shapiro (she/they) is a Senior Theatrical Design and Technology major who is thrilled to be serving as the Assistant Director for The Inferior Sex. She has previously assistant directed The Cherry Orchard and has directed numbers in Elon Cares, staged readings, and 24 Hour Plays. Carli will also be directing The Last Five Years (a research production) this Spring. Big thanks to the Sarah for the opportunity!

Carenna Slotkoff

Carenna, a Senior BFA Acting major, is so happy to be a part of The Inferior Sex and she cannot think of a better experience to serve as her final Elon MainStage. Her past Elon acting credits include Anya in The Cherry Orchard, Voice in Pheromone, #46 u/s in The Wolves, and Ophelia u/s and Court Attendant in Hamlet. She is so grateful for her time with this company, and would like to thank the cast, creative team, and crew along with Sarah and Jacqueline for harboring such an inspiring rehearsal environment!

Jasmine Smith

Jasmine is junior Acting major and also pursing a minor in Theatrical Design & Technology. Her previous credits include Medea (U/S Medea), The Cherry Orchard (U/S Llubov), and most recently, Concord Floral (6/Nearly Wild). She would like to thank her family and friends for supporting her during the process.

Brett Turnbull

Hi I'm Brett Turnbull and I am a Sophomore Acting Major from Westchester, New York! In this show I play the Understudy to John Dashwood and Willoughby as well as being a Gossip. This will be my first show experience in the Acting Program but I have held roles in High School such as, Tommy Boy and Spot Conlon in Newsies as well as Sonny in Grease. Grateful for the opportunity and all who have supported me along the way. Find me on Instagram @BTurnbull02

Briston Whitt

Briston Whitt is a Senior BFA Acting major from Winston Salem, NC with minors in Communications and Human Service Studies. Her previous Elon credits include Macbeth, Heart of Shrapnel and various student films. After graduation she is moving to Atlanta, Georgia to pursue a career in TV/Film. She is humbled and excited to share this production with such an exceptional cast and would like to thank her family for their unwavering prayers and support.

Alyssa Wise

Alyssa is a native of Raleigh, NC making her Elon mainstage debut! She is a sophomore Acting and Arts Administration double major with a business minor. Credits include Antigone (Elon Renegade), Caroline, or Change (The Justice Theater Project), Esse Quam Vediri (NCT Conservatory), Three Little Birds (Raleigh Little Theater), & Beauty and the Beast (Garner Performing Arts Center). She’s ecstatic to play such an iconic woman in history known as Shirley Chisholm. Heartfelt gratitude to her Mom, Dad, Granny, friends and family, her Elon family, & the Inferior Sex team! Stay blessed. Hope you enjoy the show! @alyssawise_

Jonathan Jensen

Jonathan is a junior Theatrical Design & Technology major with a focus in Scenic Design. Concord Floral is his first main stage role as a Scenic Designer at Elon, and he cannot wait for you to be enthralled into the interactive set created by himself and the performers!

Riley Perrault

Riley Perrault is a first-year Acting Major from Charlottesville, VA. Previous Elon credits include: Concord Floral ( 5 Rosa Mundi u/s). She hopes you all enjoy the show!

Isabella Shaffer

Isabella Shaffer is first year acting major from Los Angeles.

Claire Keel

Claire Keel is thrilled to be a part of this amazing show. This is her first mainstage part, and she is so happy she got to witness the making of The Inferior Sex and understudy such incredible actresses. Previous credits include: Lily in Anastasia, Masha in The Three Sisters, and Emma in The Language Archive. She hopes you enjoy the show!

Mae Bischoff

Mae Bischoff is a senior Music in the Liberal Arts Major from Wildwood, NJ. She is also a part of Vital Signs A Cappella here at Elon. She is super excited and grateful to be working with Professor Jones and her classmates on the Winter-term shows, and see everyone’s hard work come to fruition.

Kayla Higbee

Kayla Higbee (she/her) is a Costume Designer and a Limited Term Assistant Professor at Elon University. Selected Costume Designs: Men on Boats (Tantrum Theatre), Tall Girls (Independent Production), Twelfth Night (Centre College), Superior Donuts (AthensWest Theatre Company), Assasains (Centre College), Objects in the Mirror (Tantrum Theatre), Stitched With a Sickle and a Hammer (Ohio University), The Wolves (Ohio University). Other: Assistant to the Costume Designers, Texas Shakespeare Festival (2022), Wardrobe Supervisor, Berkshire Theatre Group (2015-2019), Resident Costume Designer, Centre College (2014-2018). MFA, Ohio University.