This is the Mountain Giants year. The recreational league lesbian basketball team is going to the playoffs if it kills them — or at least kills their shins.
Playoffs was written by Jeff Bouthiette and directed by Holly Robison.
Holly Robison (Director) is so happy to directing this piece in this exciting project. She is the Co-Artistic Director of Ghostlight Ensemble. Holly has been living and working in Chicago for several years, both as a performer and director. Favorite roles include Ellen in In the Wake, Jo in Independence, Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, and Martha in The Children’s Hour. She has directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as well as several smaller productions. She also regularly exercises her comedy chops as a member of Improvised Jane Austen. She has studied with Chicago groups including Remy Bumppo, TUTA Theatre, Victory Gardens, Second City and First Folio Technique with Susan Hart and Jeffrey Carlson. Additionally, she recently completed the summer program, A Practical Approach to Directing, at Yale School of Drama. When not acting or directing, she can probably be found reading, watching British costume dramas, eating too much Indian food, and/or talking to her cat (don't judge, ok?).
Chase Nuerge (Jade) (they/them) got their BA from Oberlin College and is enjoying being a part of the Chicago theater community. They love making relevant and political theater, especially normalizing gender non-conformity. Previous roles include Zhey in [Trans]formation (The Living Canvas and Nothing Without a Company), Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Kay in Balm in Gilead, and Shay in Current (Route 66's Test Drive initiative). Coming up, you can see them as The Lady in Red in Entrance Exam, a film by Paradigm Shift Productions and Bummer Camp Media.
Amee Binder (Fran) is the head choreographer, co-producer, and performer with The Underground Vaudettes a dance troupe in affiliation with Kiss Kiss Cabaret at Uptown Underground. Amee also produces her own public access TV show called, Late Night Binder, a Variety Show! The show airs on CAN TV. She was last seen in the Factory Theatre's Born Ready. Some favorite shows of the past include Cabaret, with Citadel Theatre Company, Kill Viktor with New Millennium, and swashbuckling as goofy pirate with Navy Pier Entertainment.
Jessye Mueller's (Bailey) recent Chicago acting credits include: Ask Your Doctor: A Pharmaceutical Musical, Angela of Death and Call Me Never (Annoyance Theater), This American Lie, Mary Scruggs Works By Women Festival, Improvised Masterpiece Theatre (Donny's Skybox), SketchCast (de Maat Studio Theater, Second City Training Center), Improvised Young Adult Fiction (de Maat Studio Theater, Lincoln Loft), Genuinely Happy!, Silent Night, Headshot: A Geek Tragedy, Music Improv Night team BadMINton (MCL Chicago). Jessye is a graduate of Indiana University-Bloomington (B.A.: theatre and drama), The Second City Training Center’s Conservatory and Music Conservatory. You can see her performing this June with the sketch group Bosom Friends and the ladies of Improvised Jane Austen.
Sarah-Lucy Hill (Reese) is a California native recently transplanted to Chicago. Recent Chicago credits include Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier and Tiresias in The Odyssey, also with Ghostlight Ensemble. Other favorite credits include Gwendolyn in The Importance of Being Earnest, Bottom in A Misummer Night's Dream and Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible. She has also performed in numerous world premier plays and devised physical theater shows. She loves doing partner acrobatics, stand-up comedy, and singing. sarahlucyhill.com.
Laura Stratford (Devin) is a writer, actress and singer who also co-founded and serves as the Executive Director of Underscore Theatre Company. With Underscore, she has produced 45 new musicals in 5 years; as a writer, she has seen five of her own musicals produced both by Underscore and by the EX-Pats as well as CPA Theatricals. She is the librettist for Numbers Nerds, a new musical going to the New York Musical Festival this summer.