Director Tracy Williams had a huge vision: To create a production of SEVEN that captured the various worlds of the women in the play, to show the people and political positions they were up against, and to use everything at her disposal–masks, movement, design elements–to do it.
The production of SEVEN at Mira Costa College in San Diego is unusual in that the play is usually done in very straightforward presentational documentary style. But this version of SEVEN shows that the play can also be highly theatrical.
To pull off the high spectacle, Tracy worked with a cast of 31 actors–two actors for each woman (one to voice the text and one to provide the movement), plus an ensemble of actors to portray everyone from the protesters and police at the Burntollet March to the press to the jirga to the refugees escaping the Taliban.
Here’s the cast and crew of this amazing production:
Directed by Tracy Williams
Stage Manager Carol Naegele
Set and Lighting by Andrew Layton
Costume Design by Renata Lloyd, Roslyn Lehman
Sound and Projection Design by Bryon Andersen
Hair and Makeup Design by Grace Chittock
Properties Design by Bonnie Durben
Technical Director Justin Kidwell
Assistant Director Tim Cabal
Fight Choreographer Christopher Williams
Assistant Stage Managers Zachary Elliot, Tyler Christe nsen
Hafsat Abiola Voice by Sawyer Henderson; Movement by Courtney Nedelman
Farida Azizi Voice by Lila Wakili; Movement by Cassandra Wolff
Anabella de Leon Voice by Ana Reyes; Movement by Emily Neifert
Inez McCormack Voice by Rachael Hodge; Movement by Kelly Saunders
Mukhtar Mai Voice by Emily Scibetta; Movement by Michael Montano
Mu Sochua Voice by Brianna Russavage; Movement by Andrea Buller
Marina Pisklakova-Parker Voice by Lily Thaisz; Movement by Shane Murphy
Brienna Monaghan, Reden Magtira, Donovan Dec, Griffin Satoda, Anthony Kascak, John McCoy, Travis Charron, Justin Carty, Alex Smith, Matthew Abosamra, Joe Prete, Anton Maroun, Geoff Rocha, Thomas Neiman, Dickson Janda, Tim Cabal, Kyle Dowdy