directed by Victoria Pearlman
produced by Monisha Dadlani & Marinela Zubovic
In the early 1970's before Roe v. Wade, before the Violence Against Women Act, Agnes has turned her quiet bed and breakfast into one of the few spots where victims of domestic violence can seek refuge. But to Agnes's dismay, her latest runaway, Mary Anne, is beginning to influence Agnes's college-bound daughter Penny. As the drums of a feminist revolution grow louder outside of Agnes's tiny world, Agnes is forced to confront her own presumptions about the women she's spent her life trying to help.
Meet the Team
Victoria Pearlman (director)
Vicki Pearlman is a Los Angeles-based director and actor. She is a recent graduate of USC, School of Dramatic Arts where she directed for Musical Theatre Repertory and served as the group's president. Other theatrical associations include Pacific Resident Theatre, Antaeus Theatre Company, Mainstreet Theatre Company, Cleveland Public Theatre, Center Theatre Group, and Ensemble Theatre Company. She will be directing a production of Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphosis in July at Theatre 68 in North Hollywood.
Monisha Dadlani (co-producer/"Penny")
"When We Were Young and Unafraid" is Ms. Dadlani’s Los Angeles theatrical producing debut. She is a recent graduate from USC’s acting and film programs. She is developing two digital series "Three's a Crowd" & "Night of the Pawn" and gives comedic renegade tours at the Getty museum for Museum Hack to uphold the company motto: Museums are F***ing Awesome.
Marinela Zubovic (co-producer/"Mary Anne")
"When We Were Young and Unafraid" is Ms. Zubovic’s Los Angeles theatrical producing debut. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from USC, she has previously starred in Human Condition at the Underground Theatre. She was also featured as a rising actress to watch on TrunkSpace’s Next Up.
Wendy Hammers ("Agnes")
Ms. Hammers is tickled to be sharing the stage with all these fab USC smartypants. She has done numerous stage productions including Val in ATC’s world premiere of Dan Lee’s Grey Nomad (Broadway World Award) and Chris Durang's Laughing Wild (Dramalogue Award). You might have seen her in Curb Your Enthusiasm, Mad About You, The Sopranos, or on Oprah and Craig Ferguson. Ms. Hammers is also a stand up comedian and writer with works including You've Got Meal (Marabout Press), and What was I Thinking? (St. Martins Press).
Alexandria McGaughey ("Hannah")
Alexandria McGaughey is a graduate of Howard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations. Ms. McGaughey has also been in Love Makeover (Chromolume theatre), That's Life (Underground theatre), and in the Hollywood Fringe Festival's Kindness of Strangers (Complex theatre). McGaughey continues her studies with Ivanna Chubbuck, Margie Haber, and Phaedra Harris.
Paul Stanko ("Paul")
Paul Stanko hails from Colorado, but holds his degree in theatre from USC. His recent live theatre credits in the LA area include Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Antaeus theatre Co), Les Blancs (RMT), The Hairy Ape (Odyssey theatre), Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theatricum Botanicum), and Kaidan Project (Rogue Artists Ensemble).
Morgan Wilday (stage manager)
Ms. Wilday’s past productions include Henry V, The Lion in Winter, The Homecoming, Safe At Home: An Evening with Orson Bean, Eccentricities of a Nightingale (Pacific Resident Theatre), French Waitress and Other Plays (Triptych Group), Arsenic and Old Lace, and Two Fisted Love (Odyssey Theatre).
Meagan Smith (costume designer)
Ms. Smith graduated from USC with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Costume Design. She has been working on projects in film and television in Los Angeles since graduation and is thrilled to be able to collaborate with fellow USC graduates on this project!
Elizabeth Pearlman (set designer)
Ms. Pearlman attended the University of Michigan School of Art and Design, where she worked on “Tribes” as well as a variety of short films. In Los Angeles, she works in the art department for a variety of screen design projects, including sets for Journeys shoes, photographer and director Nadia Lee Cohen, AwesomenessTV, Hurwitz Creative, and the RVIP lounge. She is very thankful for her BLK & Ginger family. She is especially grateful to her family and her sister, Victoria, for the opportunity.
Ryan McRee (sound designer)
Ryan McRee is a recent graduate of USC where he studied Theatre and Narrative Studies. While at USC, he directed Six Degrees of Separation, Much Ado About Nothing, and Equus. His recent assistant directing credits include Stupid Kid (The Road), Bled for the Household Truth (Rogue Machine) and Two Fisted Love (Odyssey). This summer he’ll be directing and producing Ruth Fowler’s The Woman Is Perfected at The Broadwater’s Second Stage as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Oh, and sometimes he designs sound.