A Virtual Workshop Reading of ten original monologues from the perspectives of women involved (or rumored to be involved) with President John F. Kennedy.
Molly Breen and/or Angela Gimlin will discuss writing (along with 8 other women actor/playwrights) during a pandemic and detail plans for a full production of THAT WOMAN planned in 2022. Q &A session will follow. Access to virtual reading available as part of talk or prior to/after talk Suggested audiences: College/University Departments (Theatre, Creative Writing, English, History, Political Science, Women Studies, and more); Corporate Events; Social, Sororal, and Fraternal Organizations; Writing Groups; General Theatre Audience
Molly Breen (Mimi Alford) is a co-founder (along with her partner, Kenley Smith), producer and program coordinator with Tennessee Playwrights Studio. As an actor, she has worked with many Nashville-area theatre groups and appeared on stage in Atlanta, LA, Washington DC, NYC and more. Recent (and favorite!) roles include Jenny-Wanda Barkmann in MAIDENS (by Kenley Smith), Lady Capulet in VIOLENT DELIGHTS (by Jim Manning) and Single Woman C in both the play and feature film SINGLEVILLE (by Mary McCallum). As a writer, she has received fellowships to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Mary Anderson for the Arts. She volunteers as a neurotypical actor and dancer with Friends Life Community, a program for adults with disabilities.
Angela Gimlin (Blaze Starr) has been active on the Nashville theatre scene for close to 20 years. She is best known for being the Founder and COO of the Inebriated Shakespeare Theatre Company. She is a huge fan of improv and, obviously, Shakespeare. Some of her favorite past roles include Queen Gertrude in Hamlet and Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest. Obviously, she gravitates and embraces strong female roles. When she isn’t treading the boards, you can find her cheering on her two favorite teams – the Oklahoma Sooners and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Alicia, Nashville native and Fisk alum, has been a part of the Nashville arts scene for 20+ years. In the many years that Alicia has been on stage in Nashville, she’s worked with Nashville Children’s Theater, The Amun Ra Theater, SistaStyle Productions, Tennessee Women’s Theater Project, Destiny Theater Experience, and the Nashville Repertory Theater, among other wonderful play houses in Nashville. Alicia began writing in 2016, with her short play, “Power to the People”, making its debut in New York, New York in the fall of 2017, as part of the “My America” plays workshop. Her first full length play, “Heavy” was developed in the Nashville Rep's Writing Room, and her latest full-length play "Free and Public Citizen" was written in 2019, as part of the Tennessee Playwrights Studio. She's also written commissioned work for the Nashville Children's Theatre, and the University of Maryland’s School of Music. Alicia’s had the pleasure of directing with Actor's Bridge Ensemble (Detroit ‘67), as well as Street Theatre (Eclipsed, Sweat), and Infinity Center Presents (The Colored Museum). Whether it be acting, directing, or writing, Alicia is always grateful for any opportunity to express herself with creative authenticity.
Ang's recent credits include: Street Theatre’s Urinetown (Officer Barrel), Jekyll & Hyde- In Concert & Verge/Woven Theatre Co.’s Decision Height (Mrs. Deaton). Favorite past credits include Golf-The Musical (Off-B’way) & the original cast of Wild Dust- The Musical. Ang is the very proud mother of Murphy & Mack.
April has been involved in her Nashville Hometown Theatre scene since she was 13-years-old. Some of her favorites are moments that happened off stage, directing Peter Pan and Somebody’s Baby. April is a film school dropout, a former Zamboni Driver and was once made fun of by John Goodman. She is very excited to be a part of this project that gives a voice to the other side of the story.
Elizabeth is excited to flex her creative writing muscles and perform alongside so many of Nashville's talented actresses. She’s been fortunate to work with multiple Nashville and Middle Tennessee theatre companies over the years. Past roles include Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda: The Musical, Val in A Chorus Line, and Karen in August: Osage County, among others. She was also one-fifth of the professional U.S. touring company of the comedy Old Jews Telling Jokes. (Fun fact: she’s neither old nor Jewish.) But her favorite roles ever are mommy to Eleanor and wife to Toby.
Credits include: Stepmother, Cinderella (Studio Tenn); Mrs. Phelps, Matilda (AtPro) Madame De La Grande Bouche, Beauty And The Beast(Studio Tenn); Mae Tuck, Tuck Everlasting (Nashville Children’s Theatre); John Wesley Powell, Men on Boats (Actors Bridge Ensemble); Callie Carter, The Battle of Franklin; Alice, Big River; Viney, The Miracle Worker; Christmas Present, A Christmas Carol (Studio Tenn) Old Woman, The Difficulty of Crossing a Field; Priest, Tosca; Amazon, Turnadot (Nashville Opera); Mama Morton, Chicago; Francine/Lena, Clyborne Park; Ronette, Little Shop of Horrors; Calpurnia, To Kill a Mockingbird (Nashville Repertory); Roberta, Sistas the Musical(Tennessee Women's Theatre Project); Lady Day, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill (Wild Card Productions); Ms. H, 7 Ways to Sunday (The Theatre Bug); Mrs. Greer, Annie (Chaffin’s Barn); Motormouth Maybelle, Hairspray; Lula/Landlady, Violet; Aunt Ethel/Mama, The Colored Museum (Street Theatre Company). Tasha, Motherhood: The Musical (Faby Baby Productions). Jennifer received her BA in Theatre Performance and Dance from Austin Peay State University. She is thankful for the love and support from her friends and family.
Mary received her B.S. and M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University. She is the founder of SistaStyle Productions (www.sistastyleproductions.com). Her theatre acting credits include The Mountaintop, Fly, Girl!, The Face of Emmett Till, Never Been Home, Waitin’ 2 End Hell, A Raisin in the Sun, The Story, Lysistrata, The Desire, Pretty Fire, Long Time Since Yesterday, Louie and Ophelia, Hunger in Paradise and The Dance on Widow’s Row. She has also appeared in several films & T.V. One’s Fatal Attraction. Writing highlights: Her play SingleVille was a winner of the D.C. Black Theatre Festival One Act Battle and was a mainstage selection for the National Black Theatre Festival. Her play Six Triple Eight took top prize at the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival and Tampa Bay Theatre Festival. The movie version of SingleVille (writer, co-director, actress) won several awards in 2018 including Best Feature at the Twin Cities Black Film festival and the International Black Film Festival. Chasing Jeremy was a screenplay winner at the British Urban Film Festival and a finalist at the Urban World Film Festival. In 2019, she was a winner of the “Women Who Rock Nashville” award for the arts. In 2020, she was selected as librettist for Nashville Opera’s first mainstage commission One Vote Won.
Megan graduated from Austin Peay State University with a BFA in Acting and Directing, cum laude with honors. Some of her favorite credits include: Maidens (Tennessee Playwrights Studio), Spirit (The Bell Witch Fall Festival), Turandot (Nashville Opera), and The Consequences of Madison Mumbry (Roxy Regional Theatre). Megan sends all of her love to you, the audience, during this tumultuous time in theatre.
received her MFA from Roosevelt University in Chicago, where she interned at Steppenwolf, working with Tracy Letts and Amy Morton. Prior to that, she studied theater in England, eventually attaining a BFA from The University of Colorado at Boulder, where she worked with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival for four years and began a theater company. While in Tennessee, she has worked in TV, film, and on stage with SistaStyle Productions, Blackbird Theater, Nashville Rep, TWTP, Actors Bridge Ensemble, and Nashville Shakespeare Festival,. She routinely teachers at various local universities, was the dialect coach for four seasons of the TV drama Nashville, acted in the film Novitiate, which premiered at Sundance, coached and acted in the film Above Suspicion with Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Jack Houston (Boardwalk Empire), played Mama Cash on CMT’s Sun Records, and is a proud co-founder of Verge Theatre Company.
Email us with your date preferences and budget, and we will contact you to discuss/confirm. Suggested fee is $250. We can work with budgets for HCBUs or programs with limited resources/special circumstances.
Email us with your date preferences and budget, and we will contact you to discuss/confirm. Suggested fee is $400/day plus expenses.