Shadow Tag; an evening of disturbance.

Part Two of the Trilogy Topography.

by dr. temi rose

JULY 9, 10, 16 & 17, 2004

AT THE ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE
MAIN STAGE

7:30 pm

COULD IT HAVE HAPPENED DIFFERENTLY? WHAT IF YOU WERE THERE? WOULD YOU HAVE LET THIS HAPPEN?

"The notorious case first came into the public eye in November, 1987, when police officers entered the couple's ....apartmentand found a chaotic scene amidst squalid conditions. Their never-adopted 6 year-old daughter Lisa was dying, their never-adopted younger son Mitchell was urine-soaked and tethered to a playpen, and Nussbaum was found to be battered almost beyond recognition.Lisa died, and on November 2, 1987, the couple were arrested and charged with beating her to death."

from http://echo.forensicpanel.com/1997/5/1/batterednussbaum.html

He: Mark DeLaBarre*
She: Marina Lutz*
Baby: Elena Bayrock
Angel One: Todd Parmley*
Angel Two: Rahsan-Rahsan Lindsay
Woman One: Lucy McMichael*
Woman Two: Stephanye Dussud
Old Man: Guthrie Nutter*
Old Woman: Hillary Heard (July 8, 9, 10)
and Alexandria Wailes* (July 16. 17)

The Band: Nick Geczi and Andrea Simock

Producer/Director: temi rose**
Assistant Director (Old Couple): Guthrie Nutter*
Assistant Director (Baby): Stephanye Dussud
Assistant Director (Angels): Jonathan Light
Lighting Designer: Geoffrey Dunbar**
Costumes: Guthrie Nutter*
Choreographer: Stephanye Dussud
Fight Choreographer: Jonathan Light

*appearing courtesy of actor's equity
**members, Ensemble Studio Theatre

Production script (in html) (in pdf)

Publicity Material

Rehearsal Photographs

Design Notes

Read More about the Steinberg/Nussbaum case

Rand Statistics on US Child Abuse

Children's Advocacy Center of Manhattan

 


painting by Carla Aurich: Troll

First reading of the play was made possible by a collaboration between the Ensemble Studio Theatre and the Harbor Theater***

Photos of the first reading - the parts were read by.... Elena Bayrock, Michael Gnat, Elizabeth Audley, Fred Velde, Carol Sirugo, Simon Feil and Lucy McMichael

Photos of the final rehearsal July 15, 2004

***SPECIAL THANKS to STUART WARMFLASH (HARBOR THEATER)