A DRIVING BEAT

Director: Mare Trevathan

In the past 6 months, Mare directed part of the microtheater show Bite-Size at BookBar, performed in The Blind Date at Museum of Contemporary Art (both via Off-Center/Denver Center for the Performing Arts), acted in the Local Lab New Play Festival, and worked with architects in Ahmedabad, India to create site-specific performance art. Mare has narrated over 550 audiobooks and teaches Voice Over at the Denver Center. Upcoming: Mrs. Capulet in Romeo and Juliet at Colorado Shakespeare Festival.

Dramaturg: Jessica Kahkoska

JESSICA KAHKOSKA is a writer, dramaturg/researcher, and performer. Her projects include AGENT 355 (with Preston Max Allen, upcoming at Chautauqua Theater Company), UNTITLED CRYPTO-JUDAISM PROJECT (Denver Center for the Performing Arts), NIA (with Sarah Wansley and Tommy Crawford, Drama League “First Stage” Residency), and WILD HOME (with Notch Theatre Company). Her work has been developed and presented at the Cooper Union, Village Theatre, Joe’s Pub, Ars Nova ANT FEST, and the American Music Theatre Project (AMTP), among others. She is the recipient of the Marion International Fellowship for the Performing Arts and the American Antiquarian Society Fellowship for Creative Artists. Dramaturgy includes new play/musical development Off-Broadway and regionally with the Athena Project, Creede Repertory Theatre. Graduate of Northwestern University. www.jessicakahkoska.com

Stage Manager: Maddy Salvucci

Madelyn Salvucci is excited to be working with Athena Project to support incredible female playwrights. Her previous stage management work includes BETC’s Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time as an Assistant Stage Manager, as well as Stage Managing CU Boulder Theatre and Dance’s productions of Almost, Maine, Hecuba, and We Are The Wake. Thank you for coming to support new work!

ACTORS

Mateo: Runner Francisco

Runner Francisco is excited to work with the Athena Project for the first time and cannot wait to see this production unfold. Recent Credits: The Diary of Anne Frank: Peter US (Arvada Center), Discount Ghost Stories: Ensemble (Local Theater Company), Young King Arthur: Kay (Miner’s Alley), Superior Donuts: Franco (Stagedoor Theater), Beauty and the Beast: Beast/Mary Poppins: Bert (CaryAnn Productions)

Reina: Laura Slack

Diane: Martha Harmon Pardee

Martha has been acting in Denver and Boulder for the past 30 years. Roles include Martha in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” (Paragon); Agnes in “A Delicate Balance” (The Edge); Mrs Gardner in “Pride and Prejudice” (DCTC); Amanda in “The Glass Menagerie” (Paragon); Tour Guide in “Painted Bread” (Aurora Fox);
and various roles at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Martha teaches Commercial Voice Over at the DCPA Academy and lives on a ranch in Westcliffe.