Dear God, by Michael Punter
World Premiere on May 7 & 8, 2021
Presented by the Fourth Year UMN/Guthrie BFA Acting Company
An original commission written for the company by Michael Punter.
Directed by Hayley Finn.
Illustrated by Gracie Stockton.
The Fourth Year UMN/Guthrie BFA Acting Company presents the world premiere of Dear God, by Michael Punter, an original commission for the company.
From the playwright: Dear God is a fantasy set in modern-day America. It contains many of the things we see in the news presently, including intolerance, prejudice and violence. But it also contains friendship, love and several miracles. It’s about how I see the US as a regular visitor to its shores: a young country, wrestling with a troubled past but pretty-much boundless in its potential and enthusiasm to make a better future…
Premiering in two parts on May 7 & 8, 2021 at 7:30pm CST.
Dear God will premiere virtually on UMTAD's Vimeo page.
Can't make the premiere? Don't fret! Dear God will stay on our Vimeo page through July 2021.
Learn more about Michael Punter at michaelpunter.co.uk.
Poster by Alison Hribar.
Nigel Berkeley David Lawler
Chase Bishop Nils Lund, Mr. Rafters
Josh Brelsford Deputy Arnie Peters, News Voices
Cody C Carlson Jimmy Iverssen
Emmeline Chuy Maura Albright, Shadow
Amy Eckberg Bentley Patience
Samantha Glasse Shyla Wright
Sarah Goldman Cynthia Wright, News Voices
Antonio Rios-Luna Charles Fayez
Frankie Goodman Mayor Dawn Manders, News Voices
Sebastian Grim Jordan Eckhardt
Isa Guitian Rowena Ockham, Angel Gabriel
Cooper Lajeunesse Simon Jones
Gus Mahoney Stephen Cyrus, Floor Manager, Shadow
Clara Marsh Nancy Lund, Shadow, Patty
Nnamdi Darlington Pastor Scarborough
Jordan Reising Shannon Emms
Tori Wheeler Pamela Cyrus
Hayley Finn Director
Michael Punter Playwright
Rachel Brees Sound Designer/Composer
Gracie Stockton Visual Artist/Media Designer/Video Editor
Peter Morrow Video Designer
Ella Egan Props Designer
Elisabette Hinze Costume Coordinator
Matt LeFebvre Costume Coordinator
Mary Shabatura Lighting Designer
Alexa Lewis Audio Technician
Sydney Schaeffer Audio Technician
Emiliano Silva Izquierdo Dialogue and sound effects editor
Emily Rosenberg Marketing Associate
Noelle Kirscht Workshop Stage Manager
Christine M. Swartwout Rehearsal Stage Manager
Remmi Middleton Production Assistant
Ella Egan Production Assistant
Aaron Todd Douglas BFA Program Director
Deborah Pearson BFA Program Administrator
Zeb Hults Interim Production Manager
Jason Allyn-Schwerin Technical Director
Mathew LeFebvre Resident Costume Designer
Marcus Dilliard Resident Lighting Designer
Chelsea Warren Resident Scenic Designer
Susan Pettigrew Costume Shop Manager
Montana Johnson Audio/Media Supervisor
Bill Healey Lighting Supervisor
Christine M. Swartwout Production Stage Manager
Abbee Warmboe Props Coordinator