The Balcony

The Balcony (2003)

The Balcony (2003)

The Balcony
by Jean Genet, adaptation by Jean-Claude van Itallie

The LIDA Project presented Jean Genet’s The Balcony as translated by Jean-Claude van Itallie as evening of prepared theatrix rooted in fetish, orgy, illusionist magic and circus. LIDA’s production placed spectators in the center of an interactive 360- degree house of illusion.

“It’s a true image, born of a false spectacle.”
― Jean Genet,
The Balcony

Production History
September 5 – October 31, 2003: BINDERY | space :: Denver, CO

Best Experimental Theatre Production (2003) – Out Front

The Company
Direction: Brian Freeland
Assistant Direction: Jeannene Bragg
Dramaturgy: Jennifer French
Stage Management: Hart DeRose
Lighting Design: James McElwee
Scenic Design: Brian Freeland
Costume Design: Gina Penka
Sound Design: Brian Freeland

Kay Casperson: Irma
Robin Davies: Police Chief
Brian E. Lewis: The Bishop
Dane Torbenson: The General
Joseph A. Norton: The Judge
Jacob T. Morehead: Claude / Riger
Camilla Susser: The Thief / Slave / Georgette
Todd Simmonds: Executioner / Arthur
Irish Jones: The Filly / Slave
Bartlett Meeks: Old Man / The Beggar
Jadelynn Stahl: Follies Girl / Carmen
Kelley Wade /Amelia Mauro: Chantel
Todd Black: Andrew / Envoy / First Photographer
Matthew Korda: Luke / Envoy / Second Photographer
Susan Perry: Ensemble
Hart DeRose: Ensemble
Brian Freeland: Ensemble


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