by Filigree Theatre
Apr. 04 - Apr. 13
The year is 1997 and hotshot young pilot Lieutenant Kay McClure dreams of being the first to fly a new hybrid fighter jet. She begs the legendary Major Anne Clarkson to train her. Major Clarkson pushes Kay impossibly hard despite the concerns of Monique, Major Clarkson’s lover. 100 PLANES is a bittersweet comic drama that follows three women as ambition, love, and passion collide on a US Air Force Base in Germany.
The spring production of 100 PLANES marks the sixth production for The Filigree Theatre, closing out the company’s second season slate that saw much-acclaimed productions of August Strindberg’s MISS JULIE and the Austin premiere of Sarah Treem’s WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID. The Filigree Theatre will commence its third season this Fall.
All productions in Filigree’s 2018-19 slate center around the theme “At The Crossroads,” with each play examining how, at crucial moments in our lives, we, as humans, find ourselves at the brink of change, faced with life and death decisions, confronted with a point of no return.
Tickets for 100 PLANES are available online at FiligreeTheatre.com or in person at the Mastrogeorge Box Office for $30. All performances play at The Mastrogeorge Theatre (130 Pedernales St.).
Written by Lila Rose Kaplan
Directed by Elizabeth V. Newman
Produced by Stephanie Moore
Lighting & Set Design by Chris Conard
Sound Design by Eliot Gray Fisher
Costume Design by Jennifer Rose Davis
Alani Rose Chock as “Kay McClure”
Brennan Patrick as “David Greene”
Karen Harrison as “Anne Clarkson”
Brittany Flurry as “Monique DuPont”
ABOUT THE CREATIVES & CAST:
Lila Rose Kaplan (Playwright) writes heartfelt fantastical plays that shine light on the stories we don’t tell about women. Her plays include The Magician’s Daughter, The Villains’ Supper Club, Home of the Brave, 1 2 3 - a play about abandonment and ballroom dancing, We All Fall Down, Wildflower, Bureau of Missing Persons, and Biography of a Constellation. Her musicals for young people include: The Light Princess, The Pirate Princess, and The Magic Fish. Productions include: A.R.T., South Coast Rep, Geva Theatre Center, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, New Victory Theatre, Second Stage, San Francisco Playhouse, Neighborhood Productions, Know Theatre, Dacha Theatre, and Perishable Theatre. Development includes: Huntington Theatre, Trinity Rep, Arena Stage, Kennedy Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Theatreworks, PlayPenn, and The Lark Awards: National Science Award in Playwriting and The International Women's Playwriting Award. Fellowships: Huntington Playwriting Fellowship, Playwrights’ Realm Writing Fellow, Old Vic/New Voices Exchange, and the Shank Fellowship. Residencies: The Orchard Project, Space on Ryder Farm, New Rep Next Voices, Harvard Business School, and the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics. BA with Honors in Playwriting: Brown University. MFA in Playwriting: UC San Diego. Lila Rose lives in Somerville, MA with her marine biologist and her curious daughter. www.lilarose.org
Elizabeth V. Newman (Director) is a native New Yorker who has directed and produced critically-acclaimed theatre and film in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and Austin, TX. She graduated from Yale University with dual B.A. degrees in History of Art and Theater Studies. She earned her M.F.A. degree in Film Production at Boston University. Her stage directing credits include: “Miss Julie” by August Strindberg (Austin); “A Delicate Ship” by Anna Ziegler (Austin Premiere), “Trio” by Sheila Cowley (World Premiere, Austin); “Any Night” by Daniel Arnold & Medina Hahn (Los Angeles Premiere & Austin Premiere - nominated for four B. Iden Payne Awards, including Outstanding Direction of a Drama); “Body of Work” by Christine Hoang, (World Premiere, Austin); “Mocha” by Eleanor Burgess (World Premiere, Austin); “The Amenable Stage” by C. M. Gill (World Premiere, Austin); “The Sniper’s Nest” by Lisa Soland (Austin Premiere); “Goodnight Children Everywhere” by Richard Nelson (London, ON, Canada); “The Park Bench” by Linda Lee Armstrong (World Premiere, London, ON, Canada); “Fragments” by Murray Schisgal (Los Angeles). Her theatrical producing credits include: The Austin Premiere of “When We Were Young And Unafraid” by Sarah Treem; the World Premiere of “Mocha” by Eleanor Burgess (Austin); the World Premiere of “Nights of Noir!” by Casey Wilson (Los Angeles); the West Coast Premiere of “Orange Lemon Egg Canary” by Rinne Groff (Los Angeles); the American Premiere of “Clocks and Whistles” by Samuel Adamson (New York); “Dutchman” by Leroy Jones (New York). Elizabeth’s film directing credits include the feature film “Child of Light” (post-production) as well as numerous short films. She is a member of DIRECTOR’S LAB: NORTH, co-President of the emerging chapter of Women in Film and Television: Austin and the Artistic Director and co-Managing Director of The Filigree Theatre. For more info. on Elizabeth’s work in film, please visit: http://elizabethvnewman.com/
Stephanie Moore (Producer) serves as the Managing Director of The Filigree Theatre, under which banner she has produced “Any Night” (Los Angeles), “Betrayal,” “A Delicate Ship” (Austin Premiere), “Trio” (World Premiere), “Miss Julie,” “When We Were Young And Unafraid” (Austin Premiere) and “Shakespeare in the Dark: Macbeth.” Her feature film producing credits include “Love Labour’s Lost” and “Child of Light”. She has produced and first assistant directed numerous short films, music videos and web series, including “Hardish Bodies” and “Bye Bye Baby.” Her passion for producing and working with filmmakers began with her role as a Austin Film Festival ‘Filmmaker Liaison’ for “Winter in the Blood,” “Black or White,” “Beneath the Darkness,” “Hunger” and “Burning Bodhi,” in addition to her work as a ‘Theatre Manager’ for SXSW. Stephanie graduated from Texas State University with a degree in English and dual minors in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies and History. She is the recipient of the Texas State Leadership Institute’s Medal of Hope, the highest non-academic honor at Texas State University.She is the Co-Treasurer of the emerging chapter of Women in Film and Television: Austin.
Alani Rose Chock (Kay) has appeared in productions including “Cowgirl Church” with Heartland Theatre Collective, “Sybil” in “” with The Cohen New Works Festival, and “Reba” in “Dry Land” with Permanent Record Theatre (Reba). Alani has a B.A. in Theatre and Dance from The University of Texas with a focus in Acting, Directing, and Dramaturgy.
Brittany Flurry (Monique) is an actor, writer, director, and producer based in Austin, TX. She has her BFA in Acting from Texas State University, studied abroad with The Royal Shakespeare Company, and is a graduate of A Working Group (two year Meisner Intensive with Richard Robichaux) and the Institution Theatre. Brittany was most recently seen in the world premiere of “The Brutes” and in Katie Bender's “The Fault,” both through Theatre Synesthesia. She is currently working on several projects as one of the co-founders of Team Teamwork Productions. In addition to film and stage, she also performs improv, stand up comedy, original songs, and is a tour guide for Nightly Spirits. Brittany also teaches classes and is an assistant at The Actor’s School in Austin.
Karen Harrison (Anne) recently returned to Austin after many years on the West Coast. During her time in LA, she was active in many aspects of the film and tv business and worked in production and development at both Miramax and Paramount on such projects as “Frida” and “Mean Girls.” A graduate of the University of Texas with a B.F.A. in Acting, her first love, has always been performing. She has spent time in front of the camera, on stage, and in a voice over booth. Film roles include “Just Like Heaven” and “Thank You for Smoking,” and she can be be heard as the narrator of the Oprah Winfrey Network documentaries “Twins of the Twin Towers” and “The Truth of My Sex.”Her favorite stage roles include Sarah in “Time Stands Still” and the Nurse in “Romeo and Juliet.”
Brennan Patrick (David) is a recent graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a degree in Journalism. Other recent roles in the Austin theatre community include Jean in “Miss Julie” for The Filigree Theatre, Paris in “Romeo and Juliet” for Something for Nothing, and Victor in “Dry Land” for Permanent Record Theatre.
April 04 - April 13, 2019
130 Pedernales Street
Austin, TX, 78702
Thursdays – Saturdays: 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are available beginning February 27, 2019 online at FiligreeTheatre.com and in person at The Mastrogeorge Theatre Box Office for $30.00. Student, Senior and Group discounts will be available on the Eventbrite ticketing site.
The Mastrogeorge Theatre,
130 Pedernales St. Suite 318
Austin, TX 78702