MANSON | family valUes

MANSON | family valUeS. Photo: Eric Weber (2003)

MANSON | family valUeS (2003). Photo: Eric Weber.

MANSON | family valUes
by Robin Davies & Brian Freeland as devised with The LIDA Project*

MANSON | family valUeS is based on the lives of Charles Manson and his followers during the events leading up to and following the ritual murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others during the summer of 1969. Created in the unique style of The LIDA Project, MANSON | family valUeS offers a bizarre and wickedly eerie look into ‘the Family’ that changed our definition of evil forever and spawned America’s first pop-culture media villain. Built from actual events and transcripts.

“MANSON | family valUeS” embodies the spirit of all that live theater should. It is bold, difficult and occasionally jaw-dropping.”
– John Moore,
The Denver Post

Production History
February 14 – March 22, 2003: BINDERY | space :: Denver, CO
April 18 – May 8, 2006: Camden People’s Theatre :: London, UK
May 30 – 31, 2006: The Bug Theatre:: Denver, CO
June 2,3, 9, & 10, 2006: The Vortex:: Austin, TX
June 7 – 8, 2006: Seven Stages:: Atlanta. GA

Best Theater Ensemble Work – Best of Westword, 2003

The Company
Direction: Robin Davies / Brian Freeland
Technical Director: James McElwee
Scenic Design: Jason Humphrey
Lighting Design: Anna R. Kaltenbach
Sound Design: Tyler Potts
Costume Design: Gina Penka
Video Design: Scott Kinnamon

Ensemble (2003)
Tamara Bradley, Jeannene Bragg, Jon Brown, Lindsay Gegenberg, Sarah Gibson, Jennifer Harris, Josh Hartwell, Elgin Kelley, Bartlett Meeks, Joseph A. Norton, Brandy Qualls, Jadelynn Stahl, Camilla Susser, & Guy Williams

Ensemble (2006)
Stacey Rae Allen, Nissa Almquist,Renee Morrison, Sophie Nimmannit, Julie Rada, Jadelynn Stahl, & Guy Williams


* Development collaborators: Tamara Bradley, Jeannene Bragg, Jon Brown, Sarah Gibson,‎ Anita Harkess, Jennifer Harris, Josh Hartwell, Anna R. Kaltenbach, Elgin Kelley, Joseph A. Norton, Brandy Qualls, Jadelynn Stahl, & Guy Williams

The Skriker

Mare Trevathan as The Skriker (2002). Photo by Brian Freeland

Mare Trevathan as The Skriker (2002). Photo by Brian Freeland.

The Skriker

by Caryl Churchill

Production History
August 30 – September 28, 2002: BINDERY | space :: Denver, CO

Best Experimental Theatre Production Out Front
Best Actor in an Experimental Role (Mare Trevathan) – Out Front
Ovation Award Nomination – Best Actress (Mare Trevathan) – The Denver Post
Best Actress in a Drama (Mare Trevathan) – Westword

The Company
Direction: Ian Tresselt
Stage Mangement: Anna Makman
Dramaturg: Jennifer French
Movement / Choreography: Robin Davies
Scenic Design: David Castellano
Costume Design: David Castellano
Mask Design: Kay Casperson / Robin Davies
Lighting Design: Jacob M. Welch
Sound Design:  Brian Freeland / Ian Tresselt
Producer: Brian Freeland

Ensemble (alphabetical order)
Green Lady / Jennie Greenteeth: Tamara Bradley
Woman with Kelpie / Hag / Grand Daughter: Kay Casperson
Josie: Emily Paton Davies
Nellie Longarms / Springgan: Robin Davies
Rawheadandbloodybones / Dark Fairy / Bogle: Valter Foschini
Girl with Telescope / Lost Girl / Great Great Grand Daughter: Anita Harkess
Black Annis / Dead Child: Misha Johnson
Lily: Megan Meek
Kelpie / Fair Fairy: Joseph A. Norton
Skriker: Mare Trevathan
Johnny Squarefoot / Brownie: Kevin Schreiber
Understudy for Lily: Kelley Wade
Man with Cloth and Bucket: Ken Witt

The History of the Devil (Scenes from a Pretended Life)

The History of the Devil (1999). Photo by Eric Webber

The History of the Devil (1999). Nils Ivan Swanson (L) as The Devil and Luciann Lajoie (R) as Sonneillon. Photo by Eric Webber.

The History of the Devil (Scenes from a Pretended Life)

by Clive Barker

Production History
October 22 – December 18, 1999 : The MK-Ultra Theatre:: Denver, CO

The Company
Direction: Robert Burns Brown
Assistant Direction: Jana Curtis
Producer: The LIDA Project / Brian Freeland
Lighting Design: Anna R. Kaltenbach
Sound Design: Diana Linger

Costume Design: Jim Miller
Properties Design: Brian Freeland

Jane: Amy Glassman
Procell: Anita Harkiss
Sonneillon: Luciann Lajoie
Kate: Janette L. MacDonald
The Devil: Nils Ivan Swanson
Popper: Tara M.E. Thompson
Sam: Dane Torbinson
Verrier: Kelly Wade
Milo: Rodney Wess
Belial: Jamil Wold