If We Were Birds

By Erin Shields
directed by Lee Hannah Conrads
September 13- 27, 2014
at Nimbus Theatre, Minneapolis

Through the lens of Greek tragedy, IF WE WERE BIRDS presents an unflinching commentary on contemporary war and its devastating aftermath, particularly for the women who become its victims of sexual violence. Winner of the 2011 Governor General's Award for Drama, Erin Shields' beautiful and brutal new play blends horror, humor, and human understanding.


CAST
Philomela - Suzi Gard
Tereus - Ethan Bjelland
Procne - Jill Iverson
Pandion - Dann Peterson
The Young One - Laura Mason
The Pregnant One - Cynthia Hornbeck
The Bleeding One - Siddeeqah Shabazz
The Pious One - Dana Lee Thompson
The One With Dwindling Dignity - Katherine Engel
The Mysterious One - Tara Lucchino

PRODUCTION TEAM
Director - Lee Hannah Conrads
Stage Manager - Reena Novotnak
Assistant Stage Manager - Chandler Daily
Scenic Design - Karen Tait
Costume Design - Jenna Rose Graupmann
Lighting Design - Courtney Schmitz
Sound Design - Anita Kelling
Fight Choreographer - Jessica Smith
Production Manager - Rachael Rhoades
House Managers - Jo Lum & Asher Edes

COMMUNITY PARTNERS - offering resources and participating in talk-backs
Sexual Violence Center
Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA)

PRESS

REVIEW by John Townsend for the Star Tribune
REVIEW
by Marya Hornbacher for MNPlaylist
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by Jill Schafer for Cherry and Spoon
2014 Fall Arts & Dining - Lavender Magazine. Read Here!
Preview by John Townsend for Lavender Magazine. Read Here!

IMAGE GALLERY

Photos by Blythe M. Davis