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Girl Shorts 2015

A festival of one-act plays and short films by women, about women. Featuring Table Salt Productions, 20% Theatre Company, Gadfly Theatre Productions, Raw Sugar and more.


The Illuminati in Drama Libre

Presented by Theatre Unbound
Written by Alice Gerstenberg
Directed by Dionne Laviolette
Featuring Lauren Diesch and Kelly Krekelberg

Two Futurist characters struggle for power in a mysterious, intimate language composed of hints and half-sentences. Colors serve as weapons and light bulbs can end relationships in Gerstenberg’s satirical, yet weirdly recognizable world.


Presented by 20% Theatre Company
Written by Seraphina Nova
Directed by Meghan Gunderson
Featuring Libby Anderson and Cameron Cylkowski

Angie lives in the same small town, works the same restaurant job that she had in high school, and is supported and trapped by Cal, her high school boyfriend. Will Angie find the strength to leave everything she knows behind to venture out and begin a new life – the life she has always wanted?

QUEER! Girlz

Presented by Gadfly Theatre Productions
Directed by Jessi Hiemer
Featuring BethAnne Nelson, Alyssa Perau and Jada Simmons

QUEER! Girlz is a devised work inspired by Gadfly’s hit show “QUEER!” examining the intersection of queer and female discrimination. Hard-hitting and humorous, the performance chronicles stories and identities all over the LGBTQIA* spectrum.



Presented by Theatre Unbound
Written by Sally Nemeth
Directed by Shelli Place
Featuring Sulia Altenberg and Anna Lakin

Through rhythmic song and lyrical flashes of memory, two immigrant sisters reconstruct a secret that haunts their small mid-western town.


Presented by Theatre Unbound
A devised work by Heather C. Brady and Anne Bertram
Featuring Heidi Berg, Audrey Callerstrom and Alexandra Gould

In a world where emotional limitations can become physical barriers, a woman is transformed by the people she meets.

Shades of Ginger

Presented by Table Salt Productions
Written and performed by Rachael Brogan Flanery
Music and lyrics by Jim Robinson and Dennis Curley
Directed by Anne Byrd

Fallen country super star Ginger puts on her brightest lipstick and tightest pants as she tries to dig out from under an internet scandal. Will a come back interview put her back on top? Anyone who has ever spent a moment or two in Ginger’s whiskey soaked shoes will be rooting for her.



Presented by Theatre Unbound
Written by Wendy Wasserstein
Directed by Stacey Poirier
Featuring Renee Werbowski

She’s an aerobics instructor, novelist, electrician, appliance store entrepreneur, wife, mother and one-woman film producer – a humorous and exhaustive take on “having it all.”


Presented by Theatre Unbound presents
Written by Hortense Flexner
Directed by Mel Day
Featuring Shana Berg and Cynthia Hornbeck

Amid the ruins of Domremy, can the lingering spirit of Jeanne D’Arc rally the women of France to put an end to the war?

Perception is Reality

Presented by Erin Sheppard Presents
Featuring Rhett Romsaas, Jessica Schilling and Erin Sheppard

Erin Sheppard Presents is a dance theatre company that specializes in storytelling through dance and movement. Most recently they were part of the Twin Cities Horror Festival with Dance with the Devil and the MN Fringe Festival with Everyday Hustle. They strive to make dance performance accessible and entertaining.


Presented by Raw Sugar
Created by Jenny Moeller and Rebekah Rentzel
Featuring Sulia Altenberg, Constance Brevell, Michelle Casali, Danielle Krivinchuk and Sarah Parker

It is the day of the competition. A small band of un-athletic girls from the city’s summer youth program all have their own reasons for being there. But stress is weighing on the team of 11-year-olds and tensions rise as they dream of glory – to win this year’s Summer Synchronized Swim Meet!


Smackdown: An Extreme Documentary (TMJ Productions)
Diem (Amber Johnson)
A New Atlas (PaperCuts Productions)
Looking Past You (Thomas/Kramer Production)
Letters from Grandma (Capra Creations Productions)
Deposit Box (Girls Aren’t Funny Productions)
I Am From (Reel Nomad Productions)

Creative Team:

Producer: Stacey Poirier
Production Stage Manager: April Lawson
Lighting Design: Barry Nelson
Sound Design: Veronica Strain
Box Office Manager: Anne Bertram
Volunteer Coordinator: Charla Bailey
Web Guru: Laura Wiebers
Photography: Scott Pakudaitis
Videography: TMJ Productions
Graphic Design: Greg Vanselow
Printing: Ivey Arts Copy & Print


Article: Twin Cities Pioneer Press
Article: City Pages

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