We are proud to announce, Fox Den Theatre Company’s first production: Shattered
Shattered is an unscripted play that focuses on the struggles and difficulty of maintaining relationships during times of trauma and hardship, and the tantalizing ease in which one can isolate oneself from reality.
Content Warning: This show deals with issues of mental health and wellbeing and could include topics such as depression, loss, and substance abuse. Due to the unscripted nature of the show, we cannot predict which of these topics, if any, will occur during a given performance. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at email@example.com.
Shattered will be performed January 18th-19th and 24th-26th at 7:30pm at the Dougherty Arts Center with a special 2:00pm performance on the 26th.
The Cast and Crew of Shattered
Peter Rogers is an improv performer, instructor, and director. He most recently co-directed The Well-Made Play at the Hideout Theatre, and received a B. Iden Payne nomination for their 2016 production of Fiasco. When he's not improvising, he's usually studying languages, playing music, or making sporadic updates to http://peterrogers.info.
Nichole Bennett researches science communication in the Ph.D. program with The Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas. She is also an improv performer, instructor, director, and technical designer and has won three B. Iden Payne awards. Nichole teaches improv to neurodivergent youth through The Hideout Theatre’s Building Connections Program and created STEMprov, where she teaches scientists improv to boost their communication skills (http://stemprov.org)
Lindsey McGowen is a B. Iden Payne Award winning technical designer in her Fox Den Theatre Company debut. She’s done lighting, sound and media design for over 30 scripted and improvised productions since 2014 throughout Austin, including with American Berserk Theatre, Heartland Theatre Collective, Sherrod-Curry Productions and Hideout Theatre. Credits include The Last Five Years, Killer Girls, Little Bird, The Kindness of Strangers and How I Saved the World Over Summer Vacation
Jenn Hamm is an improviser, stage manager and/or general cat wrangler based in Austin, TX. She has stage managed a number of improvised productions including Sexy Future Space Lady, The Kindness of Strangers and Peter Pan and the Great Unknown. When not doing that she can be found getting excited over anything and everything, or apologizing for her lack of volume control when laughing.
Cindy Page is an improviser and maker, and thrilled to be making her Fox Den debut. She has built sets, props, and costumes for both improvised and scripted productions at the Hideout Theatre, The Institution Theater, Penfold Theatre Co., Heartland Theatre Collective, and American Berserk Theatre, including Nevermore, Little Bird, and Sexy Future Space Lady. On rare occasion, she sneaks out from backstage with a small arsenal of musical instruments and performs with Indigo Shift, an improvised cabaret at the end of the world.
Jeffrey Chatman is an improvisor from Fort Worth, TX where he attended Texas Christian University. While at TCU he minored in theatre and was a member of the improv group Senseless Acts of Comedy. Jeffrey can be seen around Austin with his troupe, Hometown or directing The Fancy Pants Show at The Hideout Theater. Outside of Austin he has been invited to the Nashville Improv Festival and Alaska State Improv Festival. Yes, he did used to have a mustache.
Lahari Dunn is an improviser based in Austin, TX. She has performed in various mainstage shows at the Institution Theater and Hideout Theatre. She has also directed two shows at The Institution Theater - 'Immigrants, The Musical! (Part Two)' and 'Immigrants, The Musical! (Part One)'. She can be seen performing around town with her troupes Minority Report, Harlequin, and Fancy Soap. During the daytime hours, she works as an engineer in the tech industry.
Christian Lewis, a Baylor Theatre graduate, splits his time between stage acting, improvising, and technical theatre. Prior to Shattered, he performed in The Hideout's production of The Well Made Play, ABT's Killer Girls, and various short play festivals. When not on stage, you can catch him running a tech booth, working on a set, or stage managing.
Suzanne Link is an Austin-based writer and performer. Suzanne is a member of Golden: Silent Improvised Stories which recently won both a B.Iden Payne and an Austin Critics Table Award for its groundbreaking, immersive, improvised Shakespearian tragedy, Speak No More. Suzanne recently fulfilled a lifelong dream of road tripping through 36 states, visiting 8 national parks, and eating lobster under a canopy of New England autumn foliage.
Marc Majcher is an improviser, teacher, director, developer, and game designer living in Austin, TX. He performs regularly with his silent troupe Golden, he directed and played with the award-winning immersive Speak No More last year, and has done a whole bunch of other stuff here and there, NBD. You will learn absolutely nothing about him at http://majcher.com , but if you google a bit, you can find a card game about polite bunnies that he made.
Paul Normandin is a large man with a big mouth who loves to tell stories to anyone who can’t outrun him. Paul learned to tell stories from the loving feedback of the Austin UUMC Youth while teaching Sunday school for 13 years. At 56, Paul is a proud producer of the Austin Storytelling show Testify, non-drinking Drinking with the Saints - A Sinner's Guide To Holy Happy Hour host, and the furry founder of the Improv troupe In Our Prime.
Jessica von Schramm is an improviser, director, producer, and screenwriter. She most recently directed Mission: KidPossible and the telenovela inspired Escándalo at the Hideout Theater. In 2018, she and her troupe Golden: Silent Improvised Stories won both a B. Iden Payne and an Austin Critics Table Award for their immersive show Speak No More. Jessica can be seen performing in her weekly Wednesday night show Garage at the Fallout Theater in downtown Austin. During the day, she works as a marketing recruiter in the tech industry.
Gabriela Vargas is a UX Researcher by day and an actor by call time in Austin, Texas. Prior to Shattered, she has enjoyed working on two wildly successful improvised shows at the Hideout Theatre, including ¡Escándalo! The Bilingual Improvised Telenovela and The Well-Made Play. When not on stage, Gabriela likes to dedicate time to reading, playing with her pets, and eating cake at Paper Route Bakery.