The Bakkhai; or, I'm trying so hard to be good
October 17, 2020
available through October 24
By Alix Rosenfeld
Directed by Tai Verley
Ilana is a big-shot director known for pushing the limits and launching new careers. Dee is a talented actress on the cusp of her big break. But during Dee’s audition to star in Ilana’s upcoming Broadway transfer, the truth about the show’s last run emerges, flipping the script and revealing truths untold. Inspiring, haunting and bold, The Bakkhai: or I’m trying so hard to be good, demonstrates the power of many voices coming together to demand action.
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Run Time: Approximately 30 minutes
Costume Designer - Anna Sorrentino
Lighting Designer - Jerry Forsyth
Sound Designer - John Stovicek
Props Designer - Sharri Jerue
Dramaturg - Zach Apony
Stage Management Consultant - John Flak
Stage Manager - Jaime Knarr
Ilana - Alison Scaramella Baker
Dee - Sharese Salters
The Collective - Veshonte Brown, Erin Coffman, Ryan Henry, and Autumn Blalock
About the Playwright
Alix Rosenfeld (MA 2016) is a theatre artist and writer based in Philadelphia and has worked regionally and internationally at such companies as the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. Recent credits include: Shakespeare In Love (People’s Light), Box Clever (Inis Nua Theatre Company), and The Merchant of Venice (Delaware Shakespeare). She is a contributing writer to HuffPost, HowlRound, and Broad Street Review and is a proud staff member of the Wilma Theater.
About the Director
Tai Verley (she/her) is an actor, director, and teaching artist who moved to Philadelphia from New York. With a B.A. from Vassar College and an M.F.A. from The New School for Drama, she has worked professionally all around the US with companies like The Arden Theatre Company, Delaware Shakespeare, Lean Theatre Ensemble, Philadelphia Artists' Collective, Fusion Theatre Company and more. Thankfully and proudly, she is also a member of Actor’s Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA. She is also currently the Artistic Director of Revolution Shakespeare.