Theater

CINCINNATI’S FREE PRESS

by Victoria Pfau

“Nationalist fear has been stoked. A divisive politician has been elected. Immigrants are being targeted. Woman are trying to find their place in a brutal world. This is 1917 Cincinnati and the German population is under attack. The past reflects the present in this Suffragette-era newspaper drama that strikes a line across a hundred years of American history.” – from the press release

I wrote and developed a fully staged production of my play, Cincinnati’s Free Press, which was presented at my community college’s annual theater festival, the Stage and Screen Fest.

Cast: 

Tristan Jimenez as Officer Parker

Ana Medina as Josephine

Sam Milana (on video) as McKinley

Raul Prado as Hans Schneider

Ana Valero as Katherina Schneider

Aleyna Van Antwerp as Alina Schneider

Alexis Watkins as Cecilia

Nathan Williams as Michael

STAGE MANAGER

Madison Pfau

COSTUME DESIGNER

Jasmine Cabadas

PROJECTION DESIGNER

Amber Allen

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Doren Damico

Photos from the production:

 

CABARET

“Cabaret, directed by Robert Cucuzza, takes audiences deep into the seedy nightlife of Berlin’s Kit Kat Klub on the eve of Hitler’s rise to power in Germany. Led by the enigmatic Emcee—one of the most iconic characters in musical theatre—we follow the interlocking stories of cabaret singer Sally Bowles, a writer from America, and the denizens of Berlin as they are caught up in the swirling maelstrom of fascism. This intoxicating theatrical experience will be, by far, the most ambitious production to date at LA Mission College, enlisting professional guest artists to work with students to bring this thrilling musical theatre experience to life.” – from the press release

I had the honor of serving as Dramaturg for this production of Cabaret where I performed historical research and assisted the actors and designers in their artistic process. I also translated the German parts of the script into English and helped the director analyze and formulate the message of the show.

Photos from the production:

 

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