NEW CITY, NEW BLOOD READINGS SERIES
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Fang by Morgan Trant Kinnally
This presentation is directed by Hannah Wolff
ZI SANGER: Deanna Henson*
PAOLA SANGER: Tamara Geisler
ABDALLA SANGER/ VLADLENA: Christine Ann Vega
RUSSELL DUD/ N.A. COMMANDO/ Voice of PRESIDENT JOHNSON: Bryan Ponemon*
Stage Directions: Cori Hundt*
* Member of Actors' Equity
FANG is a sci-fi, satire set in the near to distant future. The global North and global South have made alliances and the Southern Alliance’s Prime Minister Zi Sanger has been using her power to finally create equality between the sexes. But local militant groups and the Northern Alliance, disapprove of this so-called equality. (Equality dependent upon an out-patient procedure known as the Second Set Initiative which “corrects a biological deficiency” in women and girls.) However, it is not until the Prime Minister’s half sister, Paola, from the Northern Alliance, infiltrates her underground bunker in an attempt to make peace that Zi Sanger’s empire may soon fall. Zi’s secrets are revealed as Paola considers the price of the S.A.’s new found livelihood. To Paola’s surprise her own daughter, Abdalla, has joined Aunty Zi’s national army. She has had her “biological deficiency” corrected with Zi’s Second Set Initiative, and she confronts her mother about her country’s politics and their own distant relationship. Meanwhile, war still looms between the Northern and Southern Alliances as Paola and Zi Sanger come face to face to hash out past and present.
Morgan Trant Kinnally most recent credits include writing nine ten-minute plays produced as part of Ion Theatre’s production of Refuse, or The Golden Door at La Jolla Playhouse’s W.O.W. Festival October 2015. After researching and interviewing refugees over the previous year, this site-specific, immersive theatre experience highlighted the plight and resiliency of San Diego refugees. Ms. Kinnally has written Wrestling Buffalo (full-length) and Fang (full-length),“The Ritual” (One-Act), as well as four short children’s plays. Wrestling Buffalo has had readings with San Diego Scripteasers and Ion Theatre’s Naked Play Series. Fang was read this past February with San Diego Scripteasers. Ms. Kinnally is a company member with Ion Theatre, and a Playwright’s Center member. She has also acted with a variety of San Diego theatre companies since 2002 including Ion Theatre, Moxie Theatre, Scripps ranch Theatre, 6th @ Penn Theatre, Fritz Blitz Festival, La Jolla Stage, and Women’s Repertory Theatre. She holds a B.F.A in Theatre/Acting from State University of New York at Buffalo, a CA English and Social Studies teacher credential, and a Masters of Education. She currently teaches high school writing, literature, and history and works as an educational facilitator for Dehesa Charter School in San Diego, California
FUTURE NEW CITY, NEW BLOOD READINGS :
2015/2016 New City, New Blood readings season began October 2015 and is now winding down. The selection process is ongoing for the 2016/2017 season.
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