WATCH ME Virtual Playbill

Live-streamed over UVA Drama’s Facebook on 4/25 at 8PM.

Link to watch


Director’s Note:

Hello and thank you for supporting “Watch Me” and the Virginia Players Spring 2020 Virtual Lab Series! As soon as I started reading the script, I was very excited to jump in and work on this production on grounds and play with the resources the UVA Drama Dept has. I’m so grateful that Virginia Players suggested we try an online version. Originally we were planning to do a staged reading, however as we continued to meet and work on the script, (and Andy’s name was mentioned) we went for it and tried our hand at a virtual play!

Caky has written such intriguing characters with compelling character dynamics, along with a whole world both within the facility and outside of it. I remember meeting with Caky and talking about how Zoom could work in our favor. The dystopian nature of the play along with the constant surveillance the characters experience could be played with in a way that maybe wouldn’t happen on stage. Andy has added so many amazing elements and collaborating with him has taught me a lot about what is possible. Our wonderful actors have provided so much insight into the characters and the world through several mediums whether that be rehearsal, written work, or suggestions throughout the process. To have been able to work with such a determined, hard working, and innovative group of artists has been inspirational. This past month has been incredible, everyone on this team has put themselves into this project and I hope you enjoy the show! And remember…we’ve got an eye on you!


CAST & CREW

playwright

Caky Winsett (4th year English / Media Studies Major, Drama Minor) Door Knock (UVA New Works Festival, the Virginia Player’s Playwright Showcase), Watch Me (VAP Lab Series, VAP Playwright Showcase)

Website: caitlandwinsett.journoportfolio.com

Instagram: @icingonthecaky

DIRECTOR

Rainah Gregory (2nd Year declaring Drama & American Sign Language Minor)

Social Media: @rainahgregory on Instagram

Video Designer / Engineer

Andy Carluccio (4th Year Computer Science and Drama): Palki – A Cinematic Stage Drama (Kalpana Performing Arts Group), OneMic – An Evening of Storytelling (Kalpana Performing Arts Group), Newsies (Summer Theatre Program), Seussical (Our Lady Queen of Peace Theatre Program), She Kills Monsters (UVA Drama), Child’s Play – New Works Festival 2020 (UVA Drama), Mad Forest (Bard College and the Fischer Center)

Link to website: www.andycarluccio.com 

Claire

Karen Zipor (2nd Year Drama & Computer Science): She Kills Monsters, The Art of Being an OK Person (UVA Drama); The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Into the Woods (FYP)

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Link to website

Social media: @karenzipper on Instagram

TONY

Payton Moledor (4th Year Drama): Urinetown, Once Upon A Mattress, WE ARE PUSSY RIOT OR EVERYTHING IS P.R. (UVA Drama); Harvey (Heritage Theatre Festival); Spring Awakening, Company (Spectrum Theatre); Bernstein’s MASS (UVA Music); Newsies, From The Mountaintop (Lees-McRae Summer Theatre); Willy Wonka Jr. (Mill Mountain Theatre). UNCSA HS Drama & LAMDA Semester Classical Acting. 

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Link to website

Social media: @paytonmoledor on Instagram

max / scenic design

Jessie Fidler (3rd Year Drama & Government, Art History Minor): Anything Goes (FYP); Twelve Angry Men (CharacterWorks).

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Social Media: @jessiefiddy on Instagram

Eli

Autumn Routt (1st Year Biomedical Engineering)

president rodman

Saranya Kasinathuni (2nd Year Public Health, Biology Minor)

RAD

Virginia Garey (4th Year Cognitive Science and Music): Mr. Burns: a post-electric play (UVa Drama); Heathers (Spectrum Theatre UVa)

Social Media: @vwgarey on Instagram


THANk you for watching!

Remember… we’ve got an eye on you!