S P O K E S P E R S O N
by Jeff Whipple © 2008
|This sketch by Jeff Whipple is for the Prop Thtr poster. Jenn Remke, the title role actress, posed for the drawing. The postcard image is HERE|
|2 acts, an empty stage set, 3 females, 3 males|
SPOKESPERSON is a comedy/drama centered on the pretty mouthpiece for a factory suspected of pollution crimes. It investigates the methods used by both sides of a controversial issue to portray their agendas. The focus is on the spokesperson and the erosion of her personal value systems. Despite the heavy themes there is a lot of humor.
"Spokesperson" was produced by the Prop Thtr in Chicago. May 22 to June 29, 2008.
The play was directed by William Bullion.
The cast: Paul Bunton, Jonathan Cofield, Gilmary Doyle-Andrews, Gordon Gillespie, Diane M. Honeyman, MacKenna Murphy, Kelly Owens and Jen Remke.
Sloane A. L. Spencer was the Stage Manager.
There was an exhibition of my artwork in their lobby during the run.
The Prop did two very skillful staged readings of "Spokesperson" as part of their 10th Annual New Play 2007 festival last summer. The audience response indicated that the play was ready for a full production.
|In December 2004, "Spokesperson" won an Honorable Mention in an "Anti-Corruption" playwriting competition at the Castillo Theatre in NYC. There were nearly 200 entries from 6 nations.|