Week #3: NOONDAY
Created by Cathleen O’Malley and Lauren Joy Fraley, with Renee Schilling.
Directed by Cathleen O’Malley.
On an otherwise unremarkable day, the furniture starts moving… and What’s Been Hiding Under the Table (or in a bowl of breakfast cereal) turns a woman’s world upside down.
Featuring Lauren Joy Fraley and Cathleen O’Malley
Original Musical Composition: Lauren Joy Fraley
Table Designer: Ian Petroni
Lighting Designer: Wes Calkin
Rehearsal Stage Manager: Jaclyn Vogel
Cathleen O’Malley is an actor, director, educator and voiceover artist. As a creator of original work, Cathleen has enjoyed collaborations with companies regionally and abroad, including Akropolis Performance Lab, Relax Your Face Theatre, Zany Umbrella Circus and with inmates of the Washington State Corrections Center for Women through Freehold Studio’s Engaged Theatre Project, among others. Prior to joining CPT staff in 2013, Cathleen served as the Education Director and Ensemble Member of Touchstone Theatre, where she managed the company’s award-winning education division and was a core devisor on three seasons of original shows. Cleveland stage credits include Mr. Burns – A Post-Electric Play, Spirits to Enforce, Fire on the Water and Earth Plays at CPT, and performance installations Cultivated and I AM CYBORG at Pandemonium ’13 and ’16 with Noonday collaborator Lauren Joy Fraley, and performances with Ensemble Theatre, Talespinner Children’s Theatre, Mamaí Theatre Company, Playwrights Local, as well as a recurring character on the satirical “Radio People” podcast. Cathleen’s directing credits include CPT’s 2015 and 2016 productions of The Santaland Diaries at Playhouse Square, as well as Talespinner and numerous short works for CPT. Cathleen is a graduate of the London International School of Performing Arts and holds an MFA from Naropa University. Cathleen is proud to serve as the Director of Audience Engagement and Media Relations at CPT. www.cathleenomalley.com
Lauren Joy Fraley is a teaching artist and performer-creator in Cleveland. Lauren spent over 5 years on Playhouse Square’s Community Engagement & Education team, where she led professional development sessions for educators, managed Playhouse Square’s pre-K arts programming and led the “Classroom Connections” teaching artist ensemble from 2012-2015. She is currently a member of Theater Ninja’s Cadre of creative producers, creating, producing, and performing in new out-of-the-ordinary theatrical experiences such as The Last Day (a three-dimensional novel filled with puzzles and unseen spirits) and her short multi-media solo work, Auxiliary (a part of Broken Codes: a multi-artist inquiry of women’s roles in technology and artificial intelligence). Lauren’s past credits as a performer at CPT include: Ancestra, Airwaves, Earth Plays, and The Secret Social, in collaboration with Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant. She and Cathleen O’Malley also co-created and performed in Cultivated and I AM CYBORG, for CPT’s annual Pandemonium event, and is thrilled to be teaming up again in producing the workshop production of Noonday for CPT’s Test Flight series. www.laurenjoyfraley.com
The goal of Test Flight is to support new work and local/national/international artists.
– The James Levin Theatre
– Basic production staff, stage management, box office support
– Marketing and advertising support
The artists provide the rest!
The writers, directors, actors and designers selected for Test Flight dedicate themselves to creating new and original work, or stretching their artistic powers by working in new disciplines.