2020-2021 Season

Spotlight Playfest 2020-’21: Go the Distance

One show premiering three winning one-act plays, performed April 23-25, 2021.

Written by:
Rebecca Bain
Emily Benoit
Katie Kloberdanz

About This Production

The theme “Go the Distance” describes the challenge met by the winners of Spotlight’s first competition for new playwrights: devise a short “outbreak proof” play with physical distancing built into the story. All three plays are included in the roughly one-hour total showtime.

  • “Most Dead Summer Ever” by Rebecca Bain: Alexa feels trapped at home when her family can’t go anywhere for the summer. (Sound familiar?) Directed by Callista Walker.
  • “Behind the Curtain” by Katie Kloberdanz: Henry discovers a backstage murder mystery full of zany theatre characters. Directed by Christian Bader.
  • “The Stains” by Emily Benoit: Penelope navigates her father’s funeral, while carrying a mysterious secret. Directed by Charlie Rabago.


Most Dead Summer Ever:

  • Alexandra Hope Estle
  • Elizabeth Zoie Moller
  • Katherine Emma Woolstenhulme
  • Samantha Addisyn Lauder
  • Mom Ellie Klapp
  • Owen AJ King

Behind the Curtain:

  • Henry AJ King
  • Allyson Zoey Waller
  • Harper Zoie Moller
  • Elizabeth Olivia Martinez
  • Mrs. Tyler Ellie Klapp
  • Sylvia Emma Woolstenhulme
  • Brandon Alec Pursell
  • Ms. Krause Allison Wright

The Stains:

  • Penelope Allison Wright
  • Soul Hope Estle
  • Mr. Perkins Alec Pursell
  • Maid Olivia Martinez
  • The Shadows AJ King, Ellie Klapp, Addisyn Lauder, Zoie Moller,
    Zoey Waller, Emma Woolstenhulme

Production Team

  • Directors Christian Bader
    Charlie Rabago
    Callista Walker
  • Video Production / Lighting Design / Sound Design Josh Hontz
  • Video Direction Anthony Rozzen
  • Scenic Design Bobby Sample
  • Costume / Hair / Makeup Design Charlie Rabago
  • Properties Design Kenny Grossman & Vicki Grossman
  • Projection Design Bobby Sample & Josh Hontz
  • Sound Operator Jaden Schwab
  • Lighting Operator Emmy Lange
  • Camera Operators Sabina Dart & Enrique Lopezlira

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