Something in the Living Room

Written and Directed by Kavelina Torress

Produced by UAF Department of Theatre and Film

Spring 2024

Play Announcement: Theatre UAF

UAF Department of Theatre & Film’s presents a Tuma Theatre production, Something In The Living Room, written and directed by UAF Associate Professor of Indigenous Media, Kavelina Torres. Multimedia Performances will take place in the Lee H. Salisbury Lab Theatre from March 29-April 7, 2024.

What do you do when the ‘ties that bind’ become too painful? Do you scream and  punish others? Slice your way to freedom? Head to the Kuskokwim? Perhaps you allow the seduction of getting lost into a luscious rich slice of chocolate cake…

Come see this dark comedy, and find out what Cora Alice, the hired assassin, does. 

WHAT:
Something In The Living Room a multi-media play by Kavelina Torres

WHO:
UAF Department of Theatre & Film, written and directed by Kavelina Torres

WHERE:
Lee H. Salisbury Lab Theatre, UAF Fine Arts Complex

WHEN:
Friday, March 29 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, March 30 @ 7:30pm

Friday, April 5 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, April 6 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, April 7 @ 2:00pm

 TICKETS:
$10 students
$20 seniors/ military/ UAF
$25 adults
Tickets: 907-474-6590

Rated PG-13 

Content Warnings: images of gore and simulated violence

Running Time: 120 minutes

15 minute intermission

The Story: 

An assassin for hire has arrived…at the wrong house! And this house is a doozy. She must complete the job but the place is overrun with visitors. Wait a minute –– she thought he was dead?! Between phone calls, reluctant clients, beaus and ex-beaus, everyone wants something from her, but what does she want?

The Cast:
CORA ALICE JANE: Ditter Tritt

JULES SMITH: Charlotte Gray

SWEETY: Flyn Ludington

THE PROFESSOR: Hank Nuwer

EDWARD JIMMIE: Neal Charlie, Jr.

FAT CAT: Tim Ott

COWBOY: Skylar Davis

JOHNNY: Virginia Parr

TOK SMITH: Nora McIntyre

OFFICER RAMSEY: Deyanira Van Acker

CO-ED: Hannah Greene

YOUNG MAN: Jacob Lawrence

NATHANIEL: Jessica Wohlwend

The Production Team:
Director: Kavelina Torres

Stage Manager: Jas Stokes

Set Designer: Alex Gagne-Hawes

Assistant Set Designer & Props Designer: Hannah Greene

Costume Designer: Stephanie Rivet

Costume Assistant: Zorissa James

Lighting Designer: Seamus Knight

Lighting Mentor: Stephanie Wright

Sound Designer: Rori Katnigg

Video Technician: Alex Armstrong

Film Producer: Maya Salganek

Casting Associate & Producer: Carrie Baker

The Director/Playwright:
Kavelina Torres is an Assistant Professor of Indigenous Media at UAF. They received their MFA in Creative Writing from The University of British Columbia where they studied scripts and scripting in addition to prose and graphic novels. They have a bachelor’s degree in Indigenous Filmmaking from UAF.  Kavelina has been a part of many productions such as Growing Native, Boat Buyers, Christmas Crazier, Big Miracle, Messenger, Bodies of Water, Feels Good, Molly of Denali, and has made their own films, Yugumalleq and The Wild Witch. In addition to Something in the Living Room, Kavelina’s theatre production credits include Machinations and Little Bits, and Bob and Bones. Prose credits include Technician Qamaq North in CAROUSEL magazine (where Tor.com called it a must-read in January 2022), Kegg’ and Qiuq at medium.com plus Monologues from The Last Frontier Theatre Conference. Their film Yugumalleq was aired across the US on PBS and FNX. Professor Kavelina is a 2014 Sundance Indigenous Film Program Alum.

The Cast
The cast is a talented mix of Film & Performing Arts majors, UAF students from departments across campus, and Fairbanks community actors. Ditter Tritt, who made her Theatre UAF debut last spring in Tumyaraq-qaa, leads the cast playing Cora Alice, along with senior FLPA major Flyn Ludington (Sweetie) and Fairbanks actor Charlotte Gray (Jules). Fairbanks community actors Hank Nuwer (The Professor), Neal Charlie, Jr. (Edward Jimmie), Tim Ott (Fat Cat), Skylar Davis (Cowboy), Virginia Parr (Johnny), and Jacob Lawrence (Young Man) all make their Theatre UAF debuts. FLPA majors Dey Van Acker (Officer Ramsey) and Jessica Wohlwend (Nathaniel), alongside English Department Creative Writing graduate student, Nora McIntyre (Tok), also make their Theatre UAF debuts. Veteran FLPA major, Hannah Greene, rounds out the cast as Co-ed.

The Design Team
Leading our design team are Set Designer Alex Gagne-Hawes and Costume Designer Stephanie Rivet. Seamus Knight (Lighting Designer) and Hannah Greene (Props Designer) are both Film & Performing Arts majors in UAF’s Department of Theatre & Film who are working on this production towards their degree completion. Jas Stokes (Stage Manager), Rori Katnigg (Sound Designer), Zorissa James (Costume Assistant), and Alex Armstrong (Video Technician) are all students at UAF. Stephanie Wright (Lighting Menor) is an Alaska Fellow for Inspiring Girls Expeditions Alaska at the International Arctic Research Center at UAF.

Artist Spotlights
Ditter Tritt (Actor: Cora Alice)

Flyn Luddington (Actor: Sweetie)

Stephanie Rivet (Costume Designer)

DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
By Valentine, Department of Theatre and Film

907-474-6590 or vbvalentine@alaska.edu

ADDITIONAL CONTACTS:
Director – Kavelina Torres kander23@alaska.edu

Actor -Ditter Tritt donettamtritt@gmail.com

Costume Designer – Stephanie Rivet smsandberg@alaska.edu

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