by Selina Fillinger
directed by BJ Jones
Originally produced at Northlight Theatre, Skokie, IL
January 26, 2017 - March 5, 2017
About the Premiere Production:
Synopsis: Eighteen-year-old Susie Glenn is on trial for conspiring to commit acts of terrorism. Reeling from her mother's recent death, Susie may be a scared teen searching for answers...or a threat to national security. With a female Muslim lawyer as the face of the prosecution, perspectives shift from one moment to the next in this riveting and timely new drama.
Artistic Statement: In our continued efforts to present new work through our Interplay New Play Development Program, Northlight is pleased to present Faceless by Selina Fillinger for consideration by the Edgerton Foundation. Faceless is a collaboration with Northwestern University’s playwriting program. I was approached by the head of the program, Laura Schellhardt, a distinguished playwright with whom we have commissioned twice, to mentor a senior project with their two time Agnes Nixon Award winner, Selina Fillinger. Subsequently, I met with Selina and Laura to discuss ideas for new work and the result of that conversation is Faceless.
Grant Statement: The generous support from the Edgerton Foundation will provide us with both an extra week of rehearsal and workshopping time.
Cast: Joe Dempsey, Susan Jamshidi, Tim Kane, Lindsay Stock, and Ross Lehman
Set Designer: John Culbert
Lighting Designer: Heather Gilbert
Costume Designer: Izumi Inaba
Sound Designer: Andre Pluess
Production Assistant: Katy Bressman
Projection Design: Stephan Mazurek
Literary Manager: Lauren Shouse
Stage Manager: Rita Vreeland
Additional Funders Supporting Faceless: The Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin Philanthropic Fund, and The Bernard Osher Foundation.