THE PITCHFORK DISNEY
BY: Philip Ridley
DIRECTED BY: Dado
Opened May 2000
“Their ferocious portrayal of Riddley’s dark, eerie script is riveting. “
CAST: Shannon O’ Neill, Eric Johnson, Mike Gilio, Tom Meier
LIGHTING DESIGN: Richard Norwood
SOUND DESIGN: Bob Rokos
COSTUME DESIGN: Imma Curl
SET DESIGN: Michael S. Pieper
STAGE MANAGER: Michael Quinn
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Alex Present
The nightmare lingers after the make-believe.
Twins struggle to overcome the horrors of their abusive childhood by coming face to face with their fears.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
Philip Ridley is a British painter, novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and director. He wrote the screenplay for the highly acclaimed The Krays, and his feature film The Reflecting Skin won eleven international awards. His first stage play is The Pitchfork Disney.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Dado is a visual artist and theater practitioner in the Chicagoland area. She is interested in value perceptions and how they inform empathic systems. Dado is an ensemble member of A Red Orchid Theatre in Chicago. A lot of her work, both formal and experimental, happens at A Red Orchid. She has recently directed The Room by Harold Pinter, The Mutilated by Tennessee Williams, Simpatico by Sam Shepard, and Megacosm by Brett Neveu. Dado is a trained actor (University of Southern California, Los Angeles Theater Academy), a director and visual artist, (UChicago DOVA), as well as an educator. She has appeared in many theaters and on tv/film. She has also been a Maggio Fellow for directing, She has received a Jeff Citation as well as an After Dark Award. She teaches often at DePaul University and UIC.