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Whispers of a Savage Sort: And Other Plays about the Deaf American Experience

Raymond Luczak

Excerpt from Snooty

this oneís for you, kevin.

Jevon Whetter directed the world premiere production of Snooty, presented by the California School for the Deaf at Riverside at Deaf West Theater, Los Angeles, California, with the following cast on 8 May 1997.

MICHAEL/SNOOTY: Luis Torres
MS. GRAHAM/ALEXIS: Rebecca Goldenbaum
BRUNO/BRUTE: Javier Cruz
ELAINE/ELLIE: Evelina Gaina
MR. COPP/PRIEST: Art Caplan
PHIL/FIDO: Jonathan Martinez
ANDREW/ARROW: Michael Baker
TANGO CLUB GIRLS: Pauline Barrios, Erica Lanter, Arezo Moazezi
VOICE ACTORS: Canedy Knowles, Art Caplan

Dena was the production stage manager and Shawn Brimhall was the stage manager.

Adrian Blue directed a staged reading of Snooty at the Second Annual Worldwide and National Deaf Theater Conference, sponsored by the National Theater of the Deaf and presented at Wesleyan Universityís Theater 92, Middletown, Connecticut, on 16 July 1996.

MICHAEL/SNOOTY: Alex Jones
MS. GRAHAM/ALEXIS: Laura Murphy
BRUNO/BRUTE: John Kinstler
ELAINE/ELLIE: Rachel Judelson
MR. COPP/PRIEST: John Basinger
PHIL/FIDO: Lewis Merkin
ANDREW/ARROW: Willy Conley
OTHER: Robbi Allen Hunt

Patrick Graybill served as the script consultant and translator, and Kathy Holzwarth worked as the stage manager.

An earlier version of this play won first place in the New York Deaf Theaterís 1990 Samuel Edwards Deaf Playwrights Competition.


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