Wonderlust Productions presents
In My Heart: The Adoption Play Project
December 9-18, 2016
At Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
Alice and Lewis are engaged!
Join the celebration as their parents meet for the first time, Alice’s sister Jen returns from Korea for the occasion, and a bundle of buried secrets from throughout the adoption community climb up the rabbit hole and demand to be revealed. You don’t have to come in costume but don’t be surprised by the anxious waitress White Rabbit, a cryptic chef Caterpillar, and a wedding band fronted by the imperious Queen of Hearts.
Wonderlust has been developing IN MY HEART: THE ADOPTION PLAY PROJECT with input from more than 200 people in the adoption community since 2014 through story circles, workshops, and public staged readings.
The show reflects a full spectrum of community perspectives ranging from adoptees to social workers, adoptive parents to birth parents, foster families and beyond. Contributors span the ages of 14 to 80, and include voices from the African American, Native American, and Korean American communities.
As guests at this unique engagement party, audiences will be immersed in an epic journey told through story, song, dance and a chorus of adoption community members, sharing their life stories, in their own words.
Cast and Crew for In My Heart: The Adoption Play Project
Written and Directed by Leah Cooper and Alan Berks
Music by Aaron Gabriel
Movement Direction by Tamara Ober
Stage Management: Deb Ervin
Assistant Stage Management: Tracy Swenson
Musical Direction: Mindy Eschedor
Band Direction: Adam Whisner
|Aimee Aase||Carolyn Levy|
|Nikki Abramson||Kimberly Michaels|
|Kimberly Adelsman||Leah Prause|
|Megan Kim Anderson||Susan Prause|
|Jen Ankeny||Oogie Pushetonequa|
|Bill Bednarczyk||Megan Quiggle|
|Leslie Brown||Stephen Rueff|
|Matthew Delaney||Tyler Skone|
|Nicole Duxbury||Eric Solberg|
|Erica Fields||Kirsten Sorensen|
|Patience Fields||Josiah Thompson|
|Sheree Froelich||Rande Tomas|
|Elizabeth Grambsch||Dawn Tomlinson|
|Steve Grisdale||Leif Wallin|
|Ashley Holmes||Adam Whisner|
|Brad Kruse||Nicole Wilder|
Costume Design: Andrea Gross
Scenic Design: Zeb Hults
Sound Design and Engineering: C. Andrew Mayer
Lighting Design: Mike Grogan
Lighting Assistance: Ariel Leaf
Properties Design: Sarah Salisbury
ASL Interpreting: Krista Anderson and Katie Johnson
Audio Description: Laurie Pape Hadley
Videography: Ben McGinley
Community Engagement Team: Leah Cooper, Ellen Fenster, and Meghan Gunderson
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