24:00:00 Xtreme Theatre Smackdown 2015

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One Night Only!
January 10, 2015
8:00 PM

6 new plays created in just 24 hours with some of the Twin Cities' most bad-ass female theatre artists! Theatrical thrills, spills, triumphs and tragedies - you witness the results - one night only!

Performance Location:

Anne Simley Theatre
Hamline University
1536 Hewitt Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104


We invite the general public to vote among ingredients such as a line of dialog, an emotion, a prop, or a stage direction. On Friday evening at 9:00 pm, we reveal the winning ingredients to six teams of two playwrights, who must include all the ingredients in their scripts. At 6:00 on Saturday morning, the newly written plays are assigned directors, a cast, and rehearsal time. Rehearsals are conducted throughout the day - technical rehearsals skid to a halt just in time for the doors to open. Performances start at 8:00 PM!

Emcees and Cheer Squad:

Emcee: Smack Talk Vanselow
Correspondent Stage Left: Chatty La Rue
Xtreme Cheer Squad: Heather “Black Leather” Brady, “Rocco Sockem” Rick Logan, Rune "The Rainbow Runner" Anderson, Ali “Golden Girl” Gould, Alana "Aobooty" Gripne-Oslund, Kieran "Trashiyama" Hagarty, Dani "K-BOOM" Krivinchuk, Tyler "2-stroke" Martin, Joey “da Juice” Metzger, Zac "Wankershim" Tambornino


Gnome Man’s Land
Written by Eli "Death Merchant of Venice" Effinger-Weintraub & “Hurricane Michelle” Storm
Directed by Addie "A-team" Gorlin
Featuring: Christy "Drops the Mic" Ellis, "RED" Jane Hammill, Jenn "The Funky Monkey" Kudelka, Carin "The Great Green Dancing Devil!" Leonard-Gorrill, Jeff "The Maula from Saint Paul-a" Rueter, & Erin "Bobbin Weave" Sheppard

I Am
Written by Abby "Abigator the Dominator" Swafford & Deb “Mad Scribbler” Yarchun
Directed by Chava "The Blood Thirsty Corgi" Curland
Featuring: Cynthia "The Huntress" Hornbeck, “Anna-conda” Lakin, Kira “Miss Pontification” Pontiff, & Mickaylee "Space Tiger" Shaughnessy

Flight 372
Written by Shanan “Coffee Wine Repeat” Custer & Becky “The Rizzanator” Rizzio
Directed by Meggie "MegaFierce" Greivell
Featuring: Allison "The Alligator" Anderson, Libby "The Anarchist" Anderson, "KingDrock" Donyae Graham, Carolyn "Levy-Me-Alone", & Diana “Dances with ShihTzus” Wilde

Adult Supervision
Written by Nichole “Sharknado” Carey & Michael “Skyscraper” Hentges
Directed by Charla Marie "Chocolate Thunder" Bailey
Featuring: Shalee "The Showman" Coleman, Catherine "The Flying Monkey" Hansen, Jen "Bad Wolf" Johnsen, & Emily "Early Money" Lund

Leaf on the Wind
Written by Jen “Bad Atti-” Tuder & Cynthia “The In-Cyn-erator” Uhrich
Directed by Mel "Mad Dog" Day
Featuring: Delta “The Replacement” Giordano, Amy "SMACK-Garness", & Victoria "Pa-Pow" Pyan

Meanwhile on the Mountain of Doom
Written by Jessica "License To Quill" Huang & "Rowdy" Rhiana Yazzie
Directed by Alissa "The Timelord" Blaeser
Featuring: Julie Ann "Judgement Day" Nevill, Andie "The Annihilator" Olthoff, & Mame "The Anemic Chastiser" Pelletier

Smackdown Staff

Master Wrangler: Stacey “Party All the Time” Poirier
Box Office Commander: Anne “Vegetarian Vegetable” Bertram
Box Office Lacky: Heather “H-Bomb” Burmiester
Stage Commander: Lyndsey “You’re Late” Harter
Back Stage Ninjas: Brittany “The Whip” Pooladian, Jeni “The Mad Hatter” Long, Rachael “The Answer” Gay
Playwright Wrangler: Matthew “Deus Ex Machina Blues” Everett
Supreme Chancellors of Craft Services: Barbara “Bullseye” Davis, Jeanne “Sandwich Lady” Souldern, “Jumpin’” Julie Phillips
Volunteer Wrangler: Charla Marie "Chocolate Thunder" Bailey
Web Guru: Laura “Lemme at ‘em” Wiebers
Photography: Scott “The Manic Squirrel” Pakudaitis
Graphic Design: “Pixel Man” Greg Vanselow

photo from Smackdown 2014 with Heather Brady, Stacey Poirier, Rick Logan