Pretty.

ENSEMBLE-DEVISED

DIRECTED BY LESLIE BARKER

JULY 20-29, 2018

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS LAB THEATER

From the fantastical world of fairy-tales to our all-too-real political world, being “pretty” is something that is expected of us all. What happens when a group of women of all shapes, sizes, ages, and backgrounds come together to explore the concept of beauty - we found out in this ensemble-devised piece! Pretty. was an evening of true-to-life stories, several laughs, a few gut-wrenching realizations, a little bit of dance, and even a sock puppet or two. From mirrors and make-up to heartache and scars, these women didn’t hold anything back. 

We Live Streamed our final performance - watch the full show at the link above!

 
 ARTWORK BY JESS KIRK

ARTWORK BY JESS KIRK

Writers & Performers

Krystal Actis, Julia Baltz, Jillian Barron, Marianne Bell, Lena Wallace Black, Layne Crutsinger, Amber Dawson, McKenzie Day, Meredith Franklin, Julia Hinson, Floridia Jackson, Sushma Konappa, Danielle Pierce, Lindsay Ringer, Caroline Rubenstein, Sabrina Samuels, Ashley Davis Scott, Ellen Scott, Vivien Scorr, Sara Sims, Heather Pace Steward, Blanche Pope Tosh, Kierra Turner, Kristen Vandervort, April Vincent, Tamara Wright

Writers

Aliza Moran, Mimi Morgret, and Alexandria Perel Sams

Voice Overs

Emily Edwards, Emily Ferguson, Annie Freres, Amy Hale, Chris Pepple, and the cast

Creative team

Director…..Leslie Barker

Stage Manager…..Annaliese Quartermaine

Light Design…..Melissa Andrews

Costume Design…..Heather Pace Steward

Sound Design…..Jo Sanburg

Producers…..Rae & Jamie Boller

FEMMEmphis Logo…..Jess Vandenberg/Vandy Ink

Special Thanks

Holly Lau, Kristin Shupe, The University of Memphis, Theater Memphis, Lizzie Fudge, Elaine Blanchard