Introducing the Cast of What Once We Felt
Flat Earth Theatre glimpses into a world divided this winter with Ann Marie Healy's futuristic dystopia What Once We Felt. Widening schisms of society and technology, two segregated classes have stories to tell in a sleek, advanced future. Meet the all-female cast of thriving Keepers and the Tradepacks who struggle to survive.
We are excited to welcome a group of all newcomers to the Flat Earth stage for this production. Kelly Chick takes on the role of Macy O. Blonsky, the writer of what will become the last book in print. Kelly acted as the title role in Fort Point Theatre Channel's The Good Person of Setzuan, and most recently appeared in the One-Minute Play Festival at Boston Playwrights' Theatre. Shadowing her is Colleen Moore as the enigmatic storyteller Violet. Colleen recently returned to the Boston theater scene, appearing in All in the Timing with Amazing Mustache Productions, and her work can be seen in Bootown Theater Company's grown-up storytime (check them out on youtube). In contrast to the luxury of the lives of the Keepers, Alissa Cordeiro portrays Cheryl, the frustrated blue-collar worker at the end of her rope. An actor, singer, and writer, Alissa was seen in the Science Fiction Theatre Company's On Ego in 2012.
Surrounding Macy are the women who control the fate of publishing in this fast-paced world. Mary Ferrara plays Astrid, Macy's decadent literary agent who appears entirely in-her-element in an expensive bistro. Having just come off The Wellesley Players' August: Osage County, Mary can currently be seen in the comedy web series "World's Worst Director," for which she was nominated for Best Actress by the 2013 Motif Theater and Film Awards. A member of the much anticipated Boston Public Works, Emily Kaye Lazzaro takes on Claire Monsoon, the self-righteous publishing executive. Fresh Ink Theatre just mounted Emily's full-length play Girls' Sports in 2013. Meredith Saran joins them as Macy's editor, an ambitious Keeper named Laura who proves as manipulative as she is intelligent. Meredith was recently seen as Lillith/Lily in Company One's highly acclaimed production of Qui Nguyen's She Kills Monsters, and is a permanent cast member in The Donkey Show at ART.
Playing Yarrow and Benita, a couple endeavoring to download a baby in a system that proves catastrophically difficult, are Kamela Dolinova and Nicole Dunn, respectively. No stranger to futuristic dystopias, Kamela is known for her starring turn in Unreliable Narrator Theater Group's run of 2010: Our Hideous Future: The Musical! Collaborating with the Welfleet Harbor Actors Theater in her summers, Nicole is currently seeking her Masters in Fine Arts.
The New England premier of What Once We Felt opens March 14, 2014 at the Davis Square Theatre. Tickets go on sale in February; see flatearththeatre.com for more information.