Pictured: Rasheedat Badejo
Unicorn Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for Jaclyn Backhaus’ MEN ON BOATS, a co-production with UMKC Theatre.
Directed by Missy Koonce, the production features Carla Noack (OLD SHADY), Rasheedat Badejo (SENECA HOWLAND/THE BISHOP), Katie Gilchrist (HAWKINS), Jessalyn Kincaid (WILLIAM DUNN/MR. ASA), Vanessa Severo (J.W. POWELL), Chioma Anyanwu (O.G. HOWLAND/TSAUWAIT), Megan Sells (FRANK GOODMAN), Yetunde Felix-Ukwu (SUMNER), Marianne McKenzie (HALL), and Emilie Leia Karas (BRADLEY).
The creative team includes Tanya Brown (Stage Manager), Kelli Harrod (Scenic Designer), Jon Robertson (Composer/Sound Designer), Hector Quintero (Lighting Designer), Maddie Rowe (Assistant Sound Designer), Katherine Davis (Costume Designer), Shannon Barondeau (Projections Designer), Mark Exline (Properties Designer) Gregory Chafin (Technical Director), Boni Newberry (Dramaturg), Chloe Robbins (Production Assistant), and Maddie Rowe (Sound Board Operator).
The studio musicians for MEN ON BOATS are Jonathan Schriock (Violin), Ezgi Karakus (Cello), Brian Padavic (Bass), Mike Stover (Guitars), and Zach Harris (Percussion).
MEN ON BOATS is based on the true story of an 1869 expedition, where a one-armed captain and a crew of daring volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River, dodging rapids and naming every landmark. This rowdy satire written in modern language about fearless pioneers takes on a whole new meaning with women at the helm.
MEN ON BOATS runs September 6th – October 1st. For more information visit unicorntheatre.org.