Gene and Sam wake up without any clue to their location other than the strange box in the middle of the room.
Presented by DK Theatrical
Performance includes irresponsible handling of prop firearm and simulated gunfire.
David Knoell as Sam
David Knoell (He/Him) David is new to Salt Lake City, having recently moved here from Chicago, where he worked as a director, actor, writer, musician, and producer with the Second City Training Center, Chicago Dramatists, Stage 773, The Playground Theatre, The Pub Theatre, and more. Previously, he was seen performing on professional stages in Orlando, FL. David was featured in the 2021 Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival performing the musical sing-a-long “One Man, One Guitar, Superstar”. David earned his BFA from the University of Nebraska and his MFA from University of Central Florida.
Stephanie Stroud as Gene
Stephanie Stroud (She/Her) is an Associate Professor of Theatre Arts at Westminster College. Clowning, devising, movement, and new play development have been her focus for the last decade. She holds an MFA in Acting from Penn State University, and has studied with SITI Company, Neo-Futurists, Rimini Protokoll, and Tectonic Theater Project. Stephanie is a Member of Actor’s Equity Association, Association for Theatre Movement Educators, and an Associate Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
Stage Manager – Emily Kitterer
Emily Kitterer is an alumni of Westminster College. Her technical credits include Tragedy Averted (Assistant Stage Manager) with Pygmalion Productions, Goodstanding (Stage Manager), Wild Magic, Quiet Chaos (Sound Designer) and was the Production Assistant for the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival. Additionally she assisted in sound designing and engineering for Westminster’s production of Next to Normal.
Written by Dustin Hageland
Dustin Hageland (He/Him) is originally from Washington state. He received his BFA in Creative Writing from Western Washington University and his MFA in Theater from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He is the author of such plays as Small Box with a Revolver and Remembering Abbie “B.” During 2020 and 2021 he produced dozens of virtual nights of shorts, a new play festival, and several other unique livestreamed projects. He writes primarily comedy that tackles social or political issues.
Special Thanks to
-Nate Perez and Anneleise Ayers
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