Available to stream Nov. 6 & 7
Friday - 8 p.m.
Saturday - 8 p.m.
Sunday - 2 p.m.
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Pay-what-you-can preview on Thursday, September 30th at 8 p.m.
Cast & Creative Team
Cast: John Dignam, Vanessa Eskridge, Isaiah Mason Harvey, Kylie Miller, Willem Rogers, Kay-Megan Washington, Dana Woodson
Director: Lindsey R. Barr
Stage Manager: Kaite Vaught
Set Designer: Bruce Kapplin
Lighting Designer: Alec Lawson
Costume Designer: Maggie Flanigan
Intimacy Choreographer: Katie Hileman
Dramaturg: Jordan Ealey
Asst. Stage Manager: Sebastian Sears
Producer: Donna Burke
October 1-24, 2021
Margaret Edson’s powerfully imagined Pulitzer Prize–winning play examines what makes life worth living through her exploration of one of existence’s unifying experiences—mortality—while she also probes the vital importance of human relationships.
"A dazzling and humane new play that you will remember till your dying day."
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, and the Oppenheimer Award
Kay-Megan Washington, Vanessa Eskridge
Photos by Kiirstn Pagan
John Dignam (Dr. Kelekian/Mr. Bearing) makes his debut performance at FPCT. Other Baltimore/DC area groups he has worked with recently include Spotlighters Theatre (Moon Over Buffalo), Vagabond Players (And Then There Were None), Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre (Arsenic and Old Lace, Laughter on the Twenty-Third Floor, And Then There Were None), Just Off Broadway (Rumors), Salem Players (The Royal Family, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka,
Peter Pan, The Trial of the Catonsville Nine), Laurel Mill Playhouse (Arsenic and Old Lace, Loves and Hours, Laughter on the Twenty-Third Floor, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play), Dundalk Community Theatre (The Graduate), Woodbrook Players (The Mousetrap), Memorial Players (Romulus, The Wizard of Oz), and Stand Up For...Theatre (The Rocky Horror Show, La Cage Aux Folles). John would like to thank Lindsey, Kaite, and the entire cast and crew for their support. (he/him)
Vanessa Eskridge (Dr. E.M. Ashford) is thrilled to be making her debut at FPCT. Baltimore theater: Gründlehämmer (BROS). NY theater includes: We’re All Dead: A Rock Opera (Chashama), Dracularama (Spotlight On Halloween Festival), Deep Stories: from the Notebooks of Richard Foreman (NY Fringe Festival), and Somewhere in Between (Looking Glass Theater). Special thanks to Cooper, Ivy, Violet and especially Kevin. It feels good to be back! (she/her)
Isaiah Mason Harvey (Technician/Student/Code Team) is an actor/playwright (sometimes director) born and based in Baltimore City. In the Before Times, Isaiah has most recently worked with Chesapeake Shakespeare Company and FPCT where he performed in Love and Information. He's beyond excited to work on his first in-person production in over a year! (he/him)
Kylie Miller (Technician/Student/Code Team) has been acting and directing for 8 years. She recently graduated from Goucher College as a communications major, theatre minor, and arts administration concentration. Locally, Kylie has acted in Count Down at The Strand Theatre, The Wolves at Goucher College, and the Baltimore troupe of American Immersion Theatre's Murder Mystery Company. She was also an Education Intern at Everyman Theatre last summer. Kylie is very excited to get involved with FPCT and make her return to theatre since the pandemic. (she/her)
Willem Rogers (Dr. Jason Posner) is a graduate of Towson University, performing in his first professional show outside of college. He recently has been in productions of Lasso of Truth as William Marston, Hamlet as Laertes, and A Lie of the Mind as Mike. This is Willem's first show at Fells Point Corner Theatre and he is extremely pumped to be part of such a talented and caring team in this production of Wit. (he/him)
Kay-Megan Washington (Dr. Vivian Bearing) is an accomplished actress who has been performing since early childhood. She is a graduate of Princeton University where she was active in both theater and vocal performance. After graduation, she opted to focus on talents other than artistic pursuits, earning a master’s degree in clinical psychology from UCLA and a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree from Rutgers University. Since returning to acting several years ago, Kay-Megan has performed in numerous stage productions, including Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine, Little Women, Sweeney Todd, Company, Les Miserables, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead here at Fells Point Corner Theatre. She is delighted to return to play one of her bucket list roles, Vivian Bearing, as her first role after the COVID-19 shutdown. (she/her)
Dana Woodson (Susie Monahan) is a Baltimore based actor and activist. She has previously graced the stage of FPCT for their 10x10x10 productions. Her last performance was as Undine in Fabulation, Or the Re-Education of Undine at The Strand. She is a feminist with absolutely no sense of humor. She hopes you enjoy the show! (she/her)
Creative Team Bios
Lindsey Barr (Director) is a PhD Candidate in theatre and performance studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. A professional dramaturg and director, her work has been seen at Everyman Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, Single Carrot Theatre, the Goethe Institute, and the Capital Fringe Festival, among others. She has published work in Studies in Musical Theatre and The Routledge Companion to Musical Theatre, in line with her research about representations of madness in the contemporary American musical. (she/her)
Kaite Vaught (Stage Manager) is thrilled to be working on her first show back after the break at Fells Point Corner Theatre! She has a B.A. in theatre from Centre College, a J.D. from University of Baltimore School of Law, and a certificate in Stage Management from Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. Selected credits include The Mineola Twins at Fells Point Corner Theatre, The Crucible and Twelve Angry Jurors at Vagabond Players, Hamlet at the National, and Swan Lake at the Royal Ballet. (she/they)
Bruce Kapplin (Set Designer) brings over 35 years of production experience. He enjoys participating in local theater, and most recently was the set designer for Perfect Arrangement at FPCT and the video designer for Rapid Lemon’s Variations on Myth. He started his career as an intern at Baltimore Center Stage. Over the years he has worked with Props and Sets, Baltimore Stage Lighting, Barrons Stage Curtains, Theater Service and Supply and now owns Jericho Stage Inc. a full service production company providing services to clients such as Bowie State University, DC Jazz Festival, Gilman School, Roland Park Country School, Iron Man Triathlon, The Architect of The Capitol, WBAL TV, House of Cards, and Women’s March on Washington. He thanks Rusty his emotional support dog. (he/him)
Alec Lawson (Lighting Designer) spends most of his time as the Director of Experience and Operations at Baltimore Center Stage and moonlights as Baltimore-based light designer and director for over a decade. A great lover of arts, he is happy to lend his talents to Wit. He has worked at Fells Point Corner Theater, Loyola University, Creative Alliance, Coppin State University, and a regular at the DC Fringe Festival. He is happy to work with longtime friend Lindsey Barr on a fantastic show. (he/him)
Jacob Zeranko (Sound Designer) is a graduate of Towson University’s Acting program and Baltimore native. He has worked with sound and music for over 10 years and is excited to be contributing to FPCT. Outside of theatre, Jacob is a Games Feature Writer and Games Reviewer for Screen Rant and picks away at personal projects from time to time. To keep up with Jacob’s work, feel free to follow him at @jacobzeranko on all social media platforms. (he/him)
Maggie Flanigan (Costume Designer) has been costuming for the past five years, and active in the Baltimore theatre scene for the last decade. She has worked with Third Wall Productions, Fools and Madmen, Guerilla Theatre Front, Fells Point Corner Theatre, and The Strand. She started out costuming herself and then apprenticed under Lisa Dickinson and Marie Bankerd, of House of Bankerd, a Community Theatre Costume Library. She is a Seamstress and Fiber Artist in the Baltimore area. Recent productions include Lizzie, The Drowning Girls, and Love and Information. She is honored to be back at FPCT and working with this amazing team. Instagram: @maggiemayirish (she/her)
Katie Hileman (Intimacy Choreographer) is a DIY theatre maker based in Baltimore, MD. She is a graduate of Towson University’s MFA Theatre Arts program, UMBC's BFA Acting Program, and an Assistant Faculty member of Theatrical Intimacy Education. She is the Artistic Director of The Interrobang Theatre Company, where she has produced over 14 new plays. (she/her)
Jordan Ealey (Dramaturg) is a dramaturg, scholar, and cultural critic originally from Atlanta, Georgia and based in the DC-area. As a dramaturg, Jordan’s work has been seen with institutions and organizations such as Hush Harbor Lab, Synchronicity Theatre, Working Title Playwrights, Theatrical Outfit, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and, most recently, Working In DC. Jordan is the co-host and co-producer of Daughters of Lorraine, a black feminist theatre podcast, which is supported by HowlRound Theatre Commons. Currently, Jordan is pursuing a PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. (they/she)
Sebastian Sears (Asst. Stage Manager) is a visual artist/designer and stage manager. Over the past six years, he has been involved with several productions around Baltimore and has operated/stage managed FPCT's annual 10x10 Play Festival consecutively in 2018 and 2019. Notable Set/Scenic Designer moments include Rapid Lemon's Voices in the Rubble/Endgame and Crusade as well as Baltimore Shakespeare Factory’s 2020 Season Announcement video. Notable stage management moments include FPCT’s The Quickening and Jerusalem. He is thrilled to be back (and seeing everyone in-person) at FPCT with the opportunity! www.designsbyseb.com (he/him).
Donna Burke (Producer) is a recently retired Mental Health Therapist and enthusiastic supporter of live theatre. She was born and raised in Baltimore County and received her Master of Liberal Arts from Johns Hopkins University. Donna has worked with the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company and the Fells Point Corner Theatre where she is the Front of House Manager and Volunteer Advocate. She would like to thank FPCT for the opportunity to produce her very first show. (she/her)