Week 2: The Witches
WRITTEN BY DAVID HANSEN
DIRECTED BY CHENNELLE BRYANT-HARRIS
When a nationally branded influencer stirs the pot while visiting Bradbury Witch Dungeon Museum (the 23rd most popular witch-themed attraction in Massachusetts), old ghosts come to haunt anew, and a trio of women band together and learn where the real bones are buried.
Performers: India Pierre-Ingram, Adrionna Powell Lawrence, Anne McEvoy, Heather Stout Nebeker
David Hansen has participated in Cleveland’s theatre renaissance as the founder and artistic director of Guerrilla Theater Company and Dobama’s Night Kitchen, as well as an actor and director at Cleveland Play House, Great Lakes Theater, Cleveland Public Theatre, Dobama Theatre, Beck Center for the Arts and Karamu House. His produced plays include Sherlock Holmes Meets the Bully of Baker Street, The Way I Danced With You, Rosalynde & The Falcon, The Vampyres, and On the Dark Side of Twilight. Published works include Double Heart (The Courtship of Beatrice and Benedick) and adaptations of Agatha Christie’s The Mysterious Affair at Styles and The Secret Adversary. Solo performances include And Then You Die (How I Ran a Marathon in 26.2 Years) and his award-winning work on stillbirth, I Hate This (a play without the baby). David is Education Outreach Associate for Great Lakes Theater and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. davidhansen.org
Chennelle Bryant-Harris began her Northeast Ohio journey as a member of the inaugural apprentice class of 2012-2013 at Cleveland Play House as an Education Apprentice. Since then, she has served as an Actor-Teacher for Great Lakes Theater School Residency Program as well as an Assistant Director and dramaturg for Great Lakes Theater Outreach Tours: The Secret Advisory and The Jabberwocky. Chennelle has also worked an actor, director, and teaching artist for Talespinner Children’s Theater. She is most proud of the work she accomplished with her inter-generational casts of students, teachers, and professional actors when she served as director and planning team member for the Cleveland Branch of the English Speaking Union’s All City Shakespeare productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet. She is currently the Education Assistant at Great Lakes Theater.
The goal of Test Flight is to support new work and local/national 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.