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  "The thrust for freedom is the quality in tragedy which exalts.  The revolutionary questioning of the stable environment is what terrifies.  In no way is the common man debarred from such thoughts or such actions." 

-Arthur Miller
1949

The sixth show in our  2007 "sUBVERsIVE sHORTs" Showcase

PLEASE REMOVE THIS STUFFED ANIMAL FROM MY HEAD
by Crystal Jackson
Directed by Virginia Brannon*

Starring
Sara Kovacsi as “The Woman”
Joey Bucheker as “Jerry”
Dan Siejak as “The Man”
Jack Agugliaro as “Phil”

 

ABOUT THE PLAY.
   
"Please Remove This Stuffed Animal From My Head" is a wonderfully unsubtle allegory about the Right-wing's attack on abortion rights.  Gleefully dripping with metaphor, this fifteen-minute-long skit takes us to a hypothetical world where men have to undergo rigorous screening before they are allowed to exercise their "right" to have stuffed animals surgically removed from their heads.  This totally outrageous spoof has a lot of very serious points to make.
    "Please Remove This Stuffed Animal From My Head" has enjoyed a long list of performances by the following companies: 4/2006: DiverseWorks, Houston TX (reading), 9/2006: Intentional Theatre, Waterford, CT (reading), 1/2007: Venture Theatre, Billings MT (production, winner "People's Choice" and "Production Award"), 3/2007: Kansas City Women's Playwriting Festival, Kansas City MO (production), 3/2007: Gene Frankel Theatre, New York NY (production), 5/2007: MadLab Theatre, Columbus OH (production), 8/2007: Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins XIX Festival, Chicago IL (production).

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT.
   
Crystal Jackson, a native and current Houstonian, is founder of theatre cooperative Six of One Productions. Produced in theatres from Billings, Montana to New York City, her work has been reviewed as "politically ferocious" with "substantial laughs." She likes coffee, red wine and dogs, and she believes that we all need to wake the hell up.

ABOUT THE CAST.
Sara Kovacsi (“The Woman”)
    Sara Kovacsi is thrilled that she is finally getting the chance to work with Virginia! She recently appeared as Cathleen in LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT at the Irish Classical Theatre and as Christine in THE IMMACULATE during the 2006 Infringement Festival. Sara graduated in 2006 from Niagara University with a B.F.A. in Theatre. She would like to thank her parents for all their love and support, as well as her friends who come to see her plays, even if they don't like theatre.
    This is Sara's first time working with Subversive Theatre.

Joey Bucheker (“Jerry”)
   
Joey Bucheker has performed throughout the country.  Credits include... Off-Broadway: TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING (Joey).  Regional: HELLO,  DOLLY!, MAME, CABARET, NAKED BOYS SINGING!, MY WAY, ANYTHING GOES, WEST SIDE STORY, KISS ME KATE (Bill), STATE FAIR, CHICAGO, SOUTH PACIFIC, DIE, MOMMIE, DIE! (Lance) and Benny in the Artie Award Winning cast of SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES.  Joey was honored with a day named in his on honor and a key to the City of Buffalo.
    This production marks Joey's first time working with Subversive Theatre.

Dan Siejak (“The Man”)
    Dan is happy to be working for the second time under the direction of Virginia Brannon.  His stage credits include high school and community theatre projects such as A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, and THE CRUCIBLE.  Most recently he appeared in THE END at TornSpace as well as a few independent films.
    This production is Dan's first time working with Subversive Theatre and he is excited to be working again.

Jack Agugliaro (“Phil”)
    Jack, a reading specialist and the chair of Theatre in the Mist, Inc. and has appeared in their productions of OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS (Nunzio), BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS (Jack), ANOTHER ANTIGONE (Henry Harper), and THE INEXPERIENCED GHOST (Michael).  He has also performed in TAMING OF THE SHREW, GEORGE WASHINGTON SLEPT HERE, and THE MARRIAGE PROPOSAL Over the years, Jack has directed, stage managed, and assisted with make-up.  He appreciates the opportunity to work with Virginia Brannon again on this project.
    This is Jack's first time working with Subversive Theatre.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR.
Virginia Brannon*
    One of the newer members of the Subversive Theatre, Virginia is a recent graduate of Niagara University's Theatre Program and an experienced stage manager, director, and actress.
    Over the last two years, she has worked extensively with New Phoenix Theatre, Lewiston's Theater-in-the-Mist, and the 2006 Buffalo "infringement" Festival.
     Most recently, Virginia staged managed our production of FOUNDATIONS at the New Phoenix in January of 2007.

* = indicates members of the Subversive Theatre Collective

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