Directed by Peter Smeal
Winner of ATC's 1st nuVoices Festival!
July 24 - August 3, 2013
Approximate run time: 2 hours, with one 15-minute intermission
Susan is struggling with the recent loss of her son, Nathan, to the war in Iraq. When Lena, a nineteen year old Iraqi woman shows up on her doorstep, Susan has no choice but to invite her in. Before Lena, the juiciest thing to happen in their neighborhood was the opening of the brand-new Super Target. Gloria, Susan's sugar-coating, bible-loving best friend, and her tell-it-like-it-is daughter Anne-Marie are also affected when Western and Eastern cultures fuse, turning their quiet way of life in Panama City, Florida, completely upside down. This show was voted as the favorite for judges, festival attendees, and staff.
"tightly and efficiently constructed, credibly characterized, evoking sympathy without pleading for it."
- Lawrence Toppman, The Charlotte Observer
"You would have to have a stone heart to not feel for these characters."
- Ann Marie Oliva, ArtsalaMode.com
"Narrow Daylight skillfully channels contemporary life through the universal themes of love, loss, reconciliation, and family."
- Jessica Thomas, CVNC.com
What Patrons Are Saying
"Went to see this, was crying and laughing the whole way through. The cast works great together to portray the relationships between each character."
- Jamie Lever
MEET THE CAST
KELSEY FISH (Lena Davis) is thrilled to be making her debut on the ATC stage! She is a triple threat performer who comes from a song-and-dance background. Credits include CRAZY FOR YOU (Ensemble), A CHORUS LINE (Sheila), HAIRSPRAY (Ensemble/ Dance Captain), and LEGALLY BLONDE (Vivienne). She appeared in the web series Studio 127 for two years as Lilly Adams. Workshops include THE STEPHEN SCHWARTZ PROJECT directed by Robert Clater and FIRST KIDS directed by Paul Kreppel and Murphy Cross. She recently performed at the new Los Angeles Civic Light Opera in a musical theatre revue celebrating the theatre’s re-opening. Special thanks to family, friends, the amazing cast and production team, and Sevan Kaloustian Greene for creating such a profound work of art.
MARTINA LOGAN (Anne-Marie) could not be more excited to perform in NARROW DAYLIGHT. This is her first show at Actor's Theatre, but you may have seen her around town in the past year, most recently at Theatre Charlotte in WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF and at CAST in 33 VARIATIONS. In September she will be playing Jeannie in FAT PIG at Wine Up. Martina graduated from Greensboro College in 2011 with her BA in Acting. She is thrilled for audiences to see this touching play and work to with this stellar cast.
JOSH PRICE (Nathan) is thrilled to be making his debut at Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte with such an amazing cast and crew. Josh was most recently seen as Eddie in The Hippodrome’s production of KING OF THE MOON. Coming up next he will be joining the cast of MACBETH as Lennox at the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival. Other favorite past credits include HAMLET (Hamlet) and TAPE (Jon). Thank you to Sarah for all her love and support. Thanks to ATC for this wonderful opportunity. Follow Josh on Twitter @actorjoshprice. Online at www.actorjoshprice.com
CATHERINE SMITH (Gloria) left rural Montgomery, NY, in the 80’s to study acting at UNC Charlotte. In 2005, as she was opening Imaginon as the White Witch in THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDOBE, she moved from Charlotte to Waxhaw where she now lives with her two dogs and two-and-a-half cats. Small town life in this little piece of paradise is reminiscent of the place where she was raised and working from home, she gets to enjoy it a lot! Catherine is grateful that her free-lance career as an actor and voice talent enables her to record commercials, audio books, narrations, and phone messages by day and do theatre at night. Her voice can be heard across the country on TV and radio stations and in more unusual places like convenience stores or inside your favorite pet supply establishment. She is deeply appreciative of working once again with the outstanding staff of Actor's Theatre where audiences have seen her recently as Sister Walburga in THE DIVINE SISTER and Veronica in GOD OF CARNAGE. Special thanks to the entire cast and especially Allison Lamb for sharing this journey and the multitude of family, friends and mentors who have encouraged her along the way.
ALLISON LAMB TANSOR (Susan) is incredibly grateful to be back in Charlotte and revisiting NARROW DAYLIGHT after participating in the nuVoices New Play Festival reading last summer. Regional/Local credits include: GOD OF CARNAGE, “8” THE PLAY, TITLE OF SHOW, END DAYS, DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE, THE SCENE (Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte) NEXT FALL (Paper Lantern Theatre Company) MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (Baltimore Shakespeare Festival) RETURN OF THE FIFTH SISTER (DC Fringe Festival) THE WOMEN, GOODBYE, MY FANCY (DCActors Salon) A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Cumberland Theatre) A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (Human Race Theatre) New York credits include: LIFE ON A DIET (The Looking Glass Theatre), JUST SO STORIES (TheatreWorks USA). Upcoming: nuVoices Festival’s A PERFECT WIFE. Allison is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association. Thank you to Patrick and Maggie for helping me squeeze in a few gigs before our newest family member joins us this winter!
MEET THE CREATIVE TEAM
SEVAN KALOUSTIAN GREENE (Playwright) is an NYC-based Lebanese‐Armenian/Pakistani actor and playwright. Lebanese Civil War Escapee. Gulf War Part I Refugee. Member of The Public Theater’s 2011 Emerging Writers Group. Member of Rising Circle Theatre Collective’s 2010 InkTANK Writer's Lab. NYTW 2011/2012 Teaching Artist at the Khalil Gibran Academy. William Saroyan 2010 & 2012 Playwriting Prize Finalist. PlayPenn 2012 & 2013 Conference Finalist. 2011 ATC nuVoices Festival Finalist and Winner. Plays: FORGETTEN BREAD, DOON, SAY SOMETHING, NARROW DAYLIGHT, BABEL, STUFF, IN THE NAME OF SILENCE, THE NIHILISM OF WHOOSH, THIS TIME, LUCIFER EX MACHINA. Sevan’s work has been seen in Noor Theatre’s HIGHLIGHT series, the Public’s SPOTLIGHT series, the Arab-American Comedy Festival, In The Serials at The Flea (Lucifer ex Machina), at the Kraine Theatre in Under Consideration (“The Altared Saints”) and Holiday Stucco (“Unexpected-Beautiful”), in Access Theatre’s Access Works (“Unexpected-Beautiful”), Tiny Rhino 10-minute Play Festival (“A Jedi Shall Not Know Love. A Sith Shall Know Even Less.”), aMios’ SHOTZ festival (“Star-Burst”). Mixed Phoenix Theatre, and |the claque|. Screenplays: N.Y.B., (in parentheses). www.sevangreene.com
PETER SMEAL (Director) has called Charlotte home for fifteen years. In that time he has worked with nearly everyone everywhere in every way…except ATC. Last year this gross injustice was remedied when he directed the staged reading of NARROW DAYLIGHT for the first nuVoices Play Festival. Since 2001, he has joyously served as the Properties Designer for Children’s Theatre of Charlotte and has received numerous MTA awards for his work. He has also received awards for acting, set design, directing and being ‘technically’ excellent – evidence that his day job doesn’t take up quite as much of his time as he complains. This is the most serious bio he has ever written.
DEE BLACKBURN (Scenic Designer) has a MFA in Scene Design from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and is a registered Architect in the state of North Carolina. Ms. Blackburn won Best Design for a Drama for AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY at the 2012 MTA Awards. Ms. Blackburn’s is very excited to be working with Actors Theatre again on nuVoices production of NARROW DAYLIGHT. Other Charlotte theatre productions include AVENUE Q, THE WHIPPING MAN, THE EXIT INTERVIEW, TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES 1992, BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO, FLOYD COLLINS and LOMBARDI. Winston Salem theatres include, Two Shakespearean Actors and Harpers Ferry. Dee is the Set Designer on the new Fox series “Sleepy Hollow”. Other film credits include Homeland Season 1, the movie Were’ the Millers and Banshee. Dee is currently working on the production of RECKLESS for Davidson College and MIRACLE OF 34TH STREET for the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte.
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