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Our Town

by Thornton Wilder
August 15 - August 27


Playwright - Thornton Wilder
Director - Jesse Jou  (he/him)
Scenic Designer - Natalie Eslami (she/her)
Costume Designer - Julia Squier (she/her)
Lighting Designer - J.D. Hopper (he/him)
Production Stage Manager - Meredith Warren (she/her)
Assistant Stage Manager - Kleo Mitrokostas (she/her)

† Represents member of Stage Directors & Choreographers Society

Featuring (in alphabetical order):
Baseball Player/Sam Craig - Teddy Best (he/him)
Mrs. Gibbs - Rachel Botchan* (she/her)
Louella Soames/Lady in Box - Claudia Campbell (she/her)
Wally Webb - Ross Coughlin (he/him)
George Gibbs - Matthew Cubillos (he/him)
Howie Newsome/Mr. Carter - Brenden Gotham (he/him)
Baseball Player/Joe Stoddard - Dylan Holt (he/him)
Professor Willard/Constable Warren - Carl Jaynes (he/him)
Emily WebbKelly McCarty (she/they)
Baseball Player/Si Crowell/Joe Crowell Jr - Kleo Mitrokostas (she/her)
Stage Manager - Tyler Nye* (he/him)
Rebecca Gibbs - Katelyn Ortiz (she/her)
Mrs. Webb - Keelie Sheridan* (she/her)
Mr. Webb - Colin Wasmund (he/him)

* Repre
sents member of Actors' Equity Association


The story of the fictional American small town of Grover's Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens. A tender play about how we must embrace and appreciate the value of life itself.

1 hour, 45 minutes
+ intermission



Thornton Wilder

(April 17, 1897 – December 7, 1975) was an American playwright and novelist. He won three Pulitzer Prizes — for the novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey and for the plays Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth — and a U.S. National Book Award for the novel The Eighth Day.



Jesse Jou

Jesse (he/him) Originally from Houston, TX, Jesse spent several years as a freelance theater director based in New York City before joining the faculty of Texas Tech University. He works primarily on new and contemporary plays. He has developed new work at the Lark Play Development Center; the New York International Fringe Festival; The Kitchen Theatre Co. (Ithaca, NY); and the Yale Cabaret. He was the Artistic Director of the 2010 Yale Summer Cabaret and served as the Staff Repertory Director of The Acting Company. He is an alumnus of the Cherry Lane Mentor Project, where he conceived and directed a four-person adaptation of King Lear; the Drama League’s Directors Project; the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab; and the Civilians R&D Group. Jesse received his MFA in directing from the Yale School of Drama

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