The sixth show in our 2007 "sUBVERsIVE sHORTs" Showcase
REMOVE THIS STUFFED ANIMAL FROM MY HEAD
by Crystal Jackson
Directed by Virginia Brannon*
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
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”)
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
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.
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
Most recently, Virginia staged managed our production of FOUNDATIONS
at the New Phoenix in January of
* = indicates members of the Subversive Theatre
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