Emma

by Howard Zinn

Loading Dock Theater
August 20 – September 5, 2004

The Cast

Emma Goldman – Erin Appel
Alexander “Sasha” Berkman – Dylan Fresco
Dr. Ben Reitman – Zach Morgan
Fedya – Joseph Papke
Anna Minkin – Sheila René Franklin
Helena, Almeda – Tammy Shanley
Vito, J. Edgar Hoover – Derek Miller
Johann Most, H.C. Frick – Kevin Carnahan
Father, Mr. Sachs – Jerome R. Marzullo
Mother, Lizbeth – Elizabeth Sibley
Pianist, Mr. Levine – Jonathan Peterson
Voice of William McKinley – Eric Ringham
Voice of Judge – Erik Steen

The cast also appears as factory workers, strikers, scabs, reporters, and crowds.

The Crew

Director – Carin Bratlie
Music Director – Jonathan Peterson
Stage Manager – Kristin Larson
Set Designer – Zach Morgan
Lighting Designer – Stephanie Drinkard
Sound Designer – Katharine Horowitz
Costume Designer – Amber Rose Brown
Props Designer – Lindsay Woolward
Dialect Coach – Joseph Papke
Fight Director – Gregory Bauhof
Assistant Set Designer – Doug Tuttle
Electricians – Jake Nordin, Lindsay Woolward, Wu Chen Khoo
Sound Board Operator – Lindsay Woolward
Poster Design – Nate Forneris
Photographer – Bob Carlson
Composer/Arranger – Andy Gaus

The Press

“Fascinating…timely” – Talkin’ Broadway

The Fun Stuff

Director’s Notes:

Howard Zinn is best known for his many works of political non-fiction, most notably, A People’s History of the United States, a thorough book which tells America’s story from the point of view of America’s women, factory workers, African Americans, Native Americans, working poor, and immigrant laborers. He has also written two plays: Marx in Soho and Emma.

We did not choose to produce Emma because it will ever join the canon of great dramatic literature–Zinn is principally a historian, not a playwright. His skill lies in telling the stories of those whose voice is often silenced by history. Such is the case with Emma Goldman. We chose to produce this play because we feel her voice is needed now as much as it was needed in 1917.

Our production aims to remind you not only of the struggles of 100 years ago, but also how many remain today.

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