A MEETING OF EMOTIONS - Program Booklet

 

ACT 1

Opening Number:

Denigration …………………………………………………………..………. Apprentice Dance Company

 

Emotions Anonymous:

To The Meeting …………………………………………………………………………………………The Company

How do I Start? ……………………………………………………………………………………Principal Members

    Just Do It ……………………………………………………………..… Michelle Carter and Ensemble Member

Staying Quiet …………………………………………………………………………..……………Principal Members

    In The Confessional ………………………………………...  Jean Hargadon Wehner and Ensemble Member

They Got Inside My Head, but  ……………………………………………………………..…. Principal Members

    I was the Dream Team ……………………………………….…………. Marcia Clark and Ensemble Members

Who’s Next? ……………………………………………………………………………………… Principal Members

 

5 Minute Intermission

 

ACT 2

Do You Think? ……………………………………………….……………………………….…… Principal Members

    I am Innocent ……….………………………….…………...Officer Morgan McGrew and Ensemble Members

Let’s Party! ………………………………….…………………………….……………………….……..The Company

    Cause It Takes One Second ……….………………………….………………………….….… Unknown Person

I’ve Wanted to tell you but I’ll Just Write it Down………….…………...……………………. Principal Members

    Dear Dave ………….………………………….………………………….……Brian Keith and Ensemble Member

Our End’s Moment …………….……………………………..………….………………………... Principal Members

Principal Roles:

 

Michelle Carter………………………………………..…………………………………… Casey Carruthers

Jean Hargadon Wehner …………………………………………..……………....……...... Ariel Newman

Marcia Clark…………………………………………..………………………………….……. Rhe’a Hughes

Officer Morgan McGrew…………………………………………..……………………….... Carly Rickman

Unknown Person…….……………………………………..………..……………………..… Kaylee Delany  Keith….……………………………………..…………………………...……………... Caila Gowland

 

 

Ensemble Members:

Alix Gabrielle Achee, Aliecia Marie Anderson, Hunter Bean, April Gillett,  Caitlin O’Connell, Crystal Ruiz, Breann Veney

Inspirations for the show:

Just Do It: On July 13, 2014, Conrad Roy III, hooked up a hose to a generator inside his pickup truck and took his own life by carbon monoxide poisoning in a parking lot in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. The suicide then turned into a manslaughter case after investigators discovered the 18-year-old high school honor roll student’s girlfriend, Michelle Carter, 17, sent texts encouraging him to kill himself. This dance is to the actual text messages between Carter and Roy, voice acted by Luke Fanelli and Jamie Fritz.

 

Inspiration came from “I Love You, Now Die” directed by Erin Lee Carr on HBO Max.

 

In the Confessional: Jean Hargadon Wehner was known as “Jane Doe” when she sued the Archdiocese of Baltimore back in the 1990s for child rape and abuse. She named the disgraced priest Joseph Maskell as one of her abusers, when she attended Archbishop Keough High School back in the late 1960s. This dance covers a specific moment in Wehner’s catholic school life when Father Joseph Maskell touched himself inappropriately while listening to Wehner’s voice during her confession.

 

Inspiration came from “The Keepers” directed by Ryan White on Netflix.

 

My Prosecution: Back in 1995, Marcia Clark, a California deputy district attorney, lead the prosecution in the O.J. Simpson murder case. Press coverage focused on Simpson’s fame but Clark’s personal life which made Clark a victim of sexism on the media as well as in the court room. This dance covers the trauma and stress Clark experienced during the duration of the Simpson Trial.

 

Inspiration came from “The People vs. O.J. Simpson” directed by Ryan Murphy on Netflix.

 

I am Innocent: Officer Morgan McGrew, a police officer in Los Angeles, used his line of duty to hit on women as he performed car inspections. This officer was said to harass and stalk women, and specifically try to manipulate them to get a hotel room with him in exchange of waiving required car inspection fees. Another officer, named Officer Frank Merenda, used the system’s data to find women to send explicit photos of himself. The California Highway Patrol quietly covered both of these officers’ stories. This dance covers the interview processes with both of these officers and some of the conversations they had with other officers and some of the women.

 

Inspiration came from “On Our Watch: Conduct Unbecoming” a podcast reported by Sukey Lewis on NPR

 

Cause it takes One Second: On June 12, 2016, one of the deadliest mass shooting occurred at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. This shooting left 49 people dead and more than 50 people wounded. This dance portrays one of the victim’s experience of this night: during the shooting and how they escaped.

 

Dear Dave: A heart-rending love letter was written by American World War II veteran Brian Keith to Dave, a fellow soldier he met and fell in love with in 1943 while stationed in North Africa. It was penned on the occasion of their anniversary and reprinted in September of 1961 by ONE Magazine, a groundbreaking pro-gay magazine first published in 1953. This dance is performed to the love letter, read by Drew Vagnini.