DENVER ARTS & VENUES IN ASSOCIATION WITH SYNCOPATED PRODUCTION GROUP
& AND TOTO TOO THEATRE COMPANY
THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
SHOW OF FORCE
BY BEVERLY COYLE
“THE HARDEST DEPLOYMENT IS COMING HOME”
MAY 9-12, 2019
SATURDAY MATINEE 2:00PM
studio LOFT AT THE ELLIE CAULKINS OPERA HOUSE (1400 Curtis st)
sHOW OF FORCE BY BEVERLY COYLE
Director Susan Lyles
Dramturg Patrick Elkins Zeglarski
Starring Kristina Fountaine*, Candace Joice, Min Kyung Kim, and Kate Poling
In the backroom of a bar four ex-military women face the realities of reintegrating into society. Tensions rise as their military experiences clash with their friends, families, each other, and their new civilian life.
Show of Force was our workshop production in September 2018. We are thrilled to now bring this world premiere play to the stage with the help of our producing partners Denver Arts & Venues, and Syncopated Production Group.
“Very special recognition is extended to Mary Ragan, Executive Director of the Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute (PSI). Ten years ago Dr. Ragan began interviewing young women veterans whose stories are the basis and heart of this play. She subsequently found numerous New York City actors and directors as well as funding in order to provide over forty community evenings of In Our Own Voice: Women Veterans Tell Their Story. “
Set/Sound/Projection Design Darren Smith
Light Design Sean Mallary
Costume Design Julie LeBlanc
Assist Sound/Projection Designer Alexander Palmer
Properties Design Andy Bakehouse
Stage Manager Stuart Barr*
*Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre, And Toto too Theatre, and Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
Beverly Coyle lives and writes in New York City. She is the author of In Troubled Waters which wasboth a Times “Notable Book” and an American Library Association’s selection for “Ten Best Novels of the Year”. Three of her novels were published by Penguin. Her first play, The Smoking Gun, was part of a New York University summer play festival under the direction of Drew Barr, director of the Broadway’s War Horse in both Amsterdam and Melbourne. Parallel Lives – a play about growing in the segregated South – premiered at American Stage Theatre in St. Petersburg, Florida. Her play of
monologues – In Our Own Voice: Women Veterans Tell Their Story – is a vital, decade-long seed of Show of Force and has been performed at dozens of venues in New York City.
Susan Lyles has a BA from Wichita State University, and received certification from The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Shakespeare. She has worked on stage in London, Chicago and Denver and has also worked in film, commercials, print, industrial, and voice over. Susan is the founder and Producing Artistic Director of And Toto too Theatre Company, and has directed more than 20 plays, including the award winning Naked in Encino, Car Talk, and Heads. She has designed costumes for more than 50 plays, including Lion in Winter (Denver Victorian Playhouse), 12th Night (Denver Victorian Playhouse), and Greater Tuna and Christmas Tuna (Denver Victorian Playhouse, Town Hall Arts Center). Susan is also producer for the award winning film production company Ruff, Ruff, Dog Productions.
MIN KYUNG Kim
Min Kyung(Cecillia)Kim(Sarah) is thrilled to be working with And Toto too Theatre Company. Min Kyung is an actor and singer who debuted in Denver not so long ago. She is from South Korea and has followed her dream of becoming an actor and moved to the US. She graduated from UC Davis as a theater major, worked at Capital Stage in Sacramento, and was a part of a theatre troupe in South Korea. Min Kyung's credits include The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, Betrayal, The Seagull, Macbeth, and Out of Gas on Lover's Leap.
Kate Poling (Brenda) is thrilled to be working with And Toto Too on such a wonderful and important piece. Past credits with And Toto Too include Julie (Smoke), Stel (South Star) and Daisy (The Way Station) Kate is a Denver native, and a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Along with acting, she also teaches theatre around the Denver area. Favorite roles include Viola (Twelfth Night, Foothills Theatre Co), and Calpurnia (Julius Ceasar, Puppet Shakespeare Players, NYC). Enjoy the show!
Candace Joice (Ellen) is delighted to make her And Toto too debut. She was most recently seen as Gloria and Nan in Gloria at Curious Theatre. Other credits include Lizzy Bennet in Pride and Prejudice (Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company) Portia in District Merchants (Henry award nominee, best actress) and Alice in You Can't Take It With You (Miners Alley Playhouse); Abby in Belleville and Carol in Oleanna (Progressive Theatre); Mother in The Oldest Boy (Vintage Theatre and Theatre Esprit Asia); Olivia in Twelfth Night and Thaisa in Pericles (Hoosier Shakes); Varya in The Cherry Orchard (Sweet Tea Shakespeare); and Mrs. Cratchit in A Christmas Carol (Colorado Shakespeare Festival). Training: University of Central Missouri. http://www.candacejoice.com
Kristina Fountaine (Angela) is excited to work amongst these amazing women with And Toto too for the first time. She is a Denver native and her recent projects include Skeleton Crew (Curious Theatre Company) Corduroy (Denver Center for the Performing Arts) and District Merchants (Miner’s Alley Playhouse). Training: BFA, SUNY Purchase College
"*Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre, And Toto too Theatre, and Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States." *