Is This Bad?

Three new and untested works that ask the question, ‘Is this bad?’

Letters from Kafka by Nora Sørena Casey, directed by Ben Ferber

The letters Franz Kafka wrote to Felice Bauer are all she has left of her complex love affair with the man. It is a cold and haunting night when Felice’s cousin and Kafka’s friend Max Brod arrives at her house with the great writer’s final request, as well as a desperate plea of his own.

For the Lulz by Ben Ferber, directed by Shannon Stockwell

A new hacker under the alias “poof” has emerged into the Internet, taking down everything from Facebook to government web pages. Intrepid technology blogger Fay sets out to try to discover poof and ends up getting caught in the deep web of a hacker who is just “doin’ it for the lulz.”

Equity by Ella Wrenn, directed by Nora Sørena Casey

There are 48,000 actors and stage managers represented by the union called Equity. Through many voices Equity explores the gender roles in theater business and the position women hold, while simultaneously following a young woman through her first Hollywood audition.

For the Lulz

a new play by Ben Ferber | directed by Shannon Stockwell

Featuring: Elizabeth Chasse (Gale), Sam Rapaport (poof), and Emily White (Fay).

Letters from Kafka

a new play by Nora Sørena Casey | directed by Ben Ferber

Featuring: Cory D. Huttenga (Kafka), Sam Rapaport (Max), and Ella Wrenn (Felice).


a new play by Ella Wrenn | directed by Nora Sørena Casey

Featuring: Sam Coombs (David), Ben Ferber (Man II), Emily Mahaffey (Woman II), David Register (Man I), Heather Elizabeth Irish (Erica), and Shannon Stockwell (Woman I).

Liz Petley (stage-manager For the Lulz), Julie Shelton (stage-manager Letters from Kafka and Equity), Emily White (costume design), Emily Mahaffey (lighting and sound design), and Todd Brian Backus (graphic design).


Production Photos by Shannon Stockwell.