Dusa, Fish, Stas And Vi

by Pam Gems.

Loading Dock Theater
September 22 – October 7, 2007

Londoner Pam Gems (1925- ) turned to playwriting after bringing up four children. She was involved with the Women’s Theatre Group at the Almost Free Theater and her first great West End success came with Dusa, Fish, Stas & Vi, a feminist study of four women rooming together in a London flat, now regarded as an historic icon of early feminism. One of the seminal works of the Women’s Theatre Group in the 1970’s, Gems’ groundbreaking play was an early example of a play using the fast cutting style of television to excite a new audience looking for contemporary relevance in the theatre. It contrasts the lives of four young women: the middle class politico, the artist and young mother, the physiotherapist and ‘hostess’ and the adolescent waif. Gems weaves a tale with originality and passion which does not fight shy of the grim reality of life in London whilst acknowledging the humor of women’s struggle.

The Cast

Vi – Rachel Finch
Dusa – Julie Ann Nevill
Stas – Jennifer J. Phillips
Fish – Zoe Benston

The Crew

Director – Carin Bratlie
Stage Manager – Julie Johnson
Sound Designer – Dixie Treichel
Lighting Designer – Becky Bechel
Props Designer – Jodi Trotta
Scenic & Costume Designer – Carin Bratlie
Dialect Coach – Joseph Papke
Asst. Stage Manager – Blake Bolan
Web Design – Joseph Papke
Marketing – Andy Chambers
Photographer – Charlie Gorrill
Graphic Designer – Kris Heding

The Fun Stuff

Press Release

The Gallery