A funny and heartfelt new musical in which a trio of leading ladies plays over 20 roles in delightful scenes and songs about today’s every woman, Jane, learning to run in her big girl shoes. From secret desires to manic disorders, See Jane Run! takes a bold, honest, and revealing look at what’s working, what’s not, and what now?!?
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MARIBETH GRAHAM* (BOOK, LYRICS, WOMAN ONE) divides her time and toothbrushes between Florida and NYC and is thrilled to be back home in Key West. Favorite Conch Credits: A Doll’s House, Part 2 (Waterfront Playhouse), Becky’s New Car (Red Barn Theater) and Prime Time here at The Studios. NYC/Off B’way: Chatting With The Tea Party, Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know (Cast Album) and Romantic Fools. Maribeth has been honored with six Carbonell Award Nominations (Regional Theatre Excellence). She received the award four times including Best Actress (The Adding Machine) and Best Supporting Actress (Ruthless). Love and thanks to Murphy, Kath, Steve, Kyla, Dana, Barry, Erin, Elena, sis Jodyrae, and to the inspiring group of artists, cast and creatives on Team Jane!
*appearing through an Agreement between this theatre and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
Born and raised in Key West, LAUREN THOMPSON (WOMAN TWO) began her theatrical life in local elementary and high school productions and has since been involved with productions at the Waterfront, Fringe, and Red Barn Theaters. This is her first time performing at The Studios. Previous shows and roles include Young Frankenstein; Sheila Franklin in Hair; Sally Tally in Tally’s Folly; Marion and Diva in Priscilla Queen of the Dessert; Medea Redux in Bash; Blue Girl in Shout; Mrs. Wormwood and co-choreographer with the amazing Penny Leto in Matilda; and Beth in Hurricane Diane. She has been involved with giving back to the children of this community through Camp Bravo! kids summer theatre program and the Key West High School Drama Club. This year she will be directing The Last Five Years with the Fringe Theatre and co-directing and choreographing for Conch Republic: The Musical. She has worked as choreographer and vocal performer for Key West Burlesque and will be the choreographer for Mean Girls with the KWHS Drama Club.
KRYSTEN CUMMINGS (WOMAN THREE) is a native of New Jersey, but has made London her home for over 20 years. She is an accomplished singer/songwriter and a seasoned musical theatre performer who has appeared in shows around the world. Most notably, Ms. Cummings originated the role of Mimi Marquez in the Toronto and London West End productions of the groundbreaking musical Rent, before landing the part on Broadway. Her portrayal earned her nominations for The Dora Mavor Moore Award and the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Her newest adventure as co-writer and director is The Bisley Boy, a musical fantasy that had its premiere as the season opener for the Ritz Theater (New Jersey) in September 2022.
MURPHY DAVIS (DIRECTOR) helped to establish the prestigious Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, NY, where he served as Producer and Artistic Director. In NYC, he was founder and Artistic Director of the Stonehill Theatre Project; Artistic Producer of Artists United, a developmental off- Broadway theatre; and Director of Artistic Production at the Manhattan Theatre Club. In Key West, Murphy has directed for the Red Barn, the Fringe, and the Waterfront. Most recent productions at The Studios include Prime Time, Single Occupancies, The Pleasing Recollection, and The Pickpocket’s Daughter.
DANA P. ROWE (BOOK, MUSIC, MUSICAL DIRECTOR) has comprised musical theatre works that are performed worldwide. His scores for The Fix and The Witches of Eastwick, both of which were produced in London by Sir Cameron Mackintosh, received Olivier Award nominations for best new musical. The Witches of Eastwick has been translated into more than a dozen languages. His off-Broadway musical Zombie Prom—which began at Key West’s Red Barn Theatre with direction by Joy Hawkins—is a staple of community theatres and high schools globally and achieved cult status with a film starring RuPaul and Katy Mixon. In addition to composing, Rowe recently co-authored his first book, Lessons in Creativity from Musical Theater Characters, to be published by Routledge in the fall of 2023. Dana is thrilled to be back in Key West and making theatre magic with Maribeth, Murphy, Krysten, Lauren, and the world-class team at The Studios of Key West.
KYLA PISCOPINK (CHOREOGRAPHER) is thrilled to be working on See Jane Run! Her choreography has been seen at Dixon Place, The Clark Studio Theater at Lincoln Center, Triskelion Arts, The Duplex, and all over Key West with her company, Dance Key West. As a dancer, her credits range from NFL cheerleading to classical ballet. Favorite projects include: Prime Time, The ReMARCable Dance Project, StylePointe (NYFW), and OK Toilet Bowl (StevenSteven). Love and thanks to my “Little Piece of Perfect”: Mom, Dad, Dennis, Hendrix, and Polly.
BARRY J. TARALLO (DIRECTOR’S ASSISTANT) is pleased to be returning to Key West and working with Murphy Davis once again. Conch Credits: It’s Only A Play (Waterfront), Camping With Henry And Tom (Red Barn) and Prime Time here at The Studios. He made his Broadway debut in Grease at The Royale Theatre where he would later appear in the original cast of Joseph…Dreamcoat (Cast Album). Regionally: La Jolla Playhouse, Ford’s Theatre, The Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Asolo Repertory Theatre and Actors Playhouse where he will be appearing in Bright Star this spring. Barry has received five Carbonell Awards including Best Supporting Actor. He is happy to be working with this wonderfully creative team (and partner Maribeth) on this very special new musical. Many thanks to The Studios and to all of you for supporting live theatre. Proud Father of Emily and AJ.
MATT FLYNN (TECHNICAL DIRECTOR) is a New Jersey born filmmaker with an MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University Tisch School of the Arts where he was awarded the Dalio Family Foundation Scholarship. He recently moved to Key West to serve as the Theater and Facilities Manager for The Studios of Key West.
BEN PEGG (SOUND DESIGNER) is a native New Englander in his second decade as a Keys-wide producer, songwriter, piano technician, and jack of all (technical) trades. Hear Ben’s craft at the Waterfront Playhouse and The Key West Literary Seminar. Catch the award-winning science documentary, Monster in the Mind, which he is thrilled to have assistant-produced.
KENDALL CAMERON (LIGHTING DESIGNER) moved to Key West six years ago knowing nothing about lighting design. Learning from Anthony Palmer of the Tennessee Williams Theater, Kendall began lighting shows in the winter of 2019/2020 with Key West’s Fringe Theater. Since then, she has designed shows for the Key West Drama Club, Camp Bravo, The Studios of Key West, and The Fringe. Her favorites: DIVA! Live From Hell (Fringe), Moana (Camp Bravo), The Pleasing Recollection (The Studios) and August Wilson’s How I Learned What I Learned (Fringe). Kendall wants to thank her wife, Keri, for putting up with her lighting nerd conversations and the cast parties at their home.
CARMEN J. RODRIGUEZ (COSTUMES/PROPS) is a Key West Conch. She’s also an entertainer, costumer, prop mistress, and wedding officiant. She loves working for The Studios of Key West, the Red Barn Theatre, and Fringe Theater. She sings at the Beachside Marriott’s Tavern N’ Town on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-9. Drop by and say hi!!
LEIGH HOOTEN (COSTUME DESIGNER) is thrilled to be at The Studios designing costumes for See Jane Run and working with this fabulous cast and crew. Her previous work has been seen on this stage in The Pickpocket’s Daughter, Undying Love and Prime Time, at the Red Barn in Camping with Henry and Tom, and at the Waterfront Playhouse in such diverse productions as Urinetown, Reefer Madness, The 39 Steps, Enchanted April, Trip to Bountiful and A Dolls House, Part 2. Thank you Murphy for once again including me and to Maribeth for this wonderful piece and your infectious enthusiasm.