We’re Expecting…

The due date is getting closer for us and C Denby Swanson’s A Brief Narrative of an Extraordinary Birth of Rabbits. Expect lots more pregnancy and rabbit riffing. We are full-swing into rehearsals and production meetings and thought you’d like to see the incredible crew we’re working with! Artistic Director, Miss Carly J Bales is heading things up on a production featuring:

PLAYWRIGHT: C Denby Swanson

DIRECTOR: Elissa Goetschius (NS)

Table Work Rehearsal

Table Work Rehearsal


STAGE MANAGER: Nichole Chaney (NS)

PUPPET DESIGNER – Daniel Dobrosielski (NS)


MAGIC ASSIST – David London

SCENIC DESIGNERS – David Shuhy and visual artist Amanda Burnham (WAGD)

SOUND DESIGNER – Steven Krigel (WAGD, ayjnge)


LIGHTING DESIGNER – Eric Bowers (ayjnge, NS)

TECH DIRECTOR – Nolan Cartwright (ayjnge, NS)



Mare – Carolyn Myers

Kitty – Mary-Alice Farina

Joe –  Ken Jordan (WAGD, ayjnge, NS)

Stork – Marc Rehr

Cal – Karen O’Connell

Rat Father / St. Andre – Maya Jackson

Manningham – Alex Vaughan (NS)



**(…and you’re just not good enough.) – 2011 (ayjnge)
***NIGHT SWEATS – 2012 (NS)


First Read with Cast and Crew


In 1726, Mary Toft was a pregnant English peasant who chased a rabbit through the field for supper. Something happened, something that was simply too much to reveal as itself and she began to miraculously gave birth to pieces of rabbits. Mary became a national sensation, drawing the attention of the Royal Court and bringing people the country ‘round to witness and examine her maternal impressions.

That story was a hoax. This is not.

Mare is a dreamy, imaginative young woman. Kitty, her pragmatic sister, dreams of only one thing: a child. Mare reluctantly agrees to give surrogate birth for Kitty’s child.

Everything goes exactly according to protocol until Mare gives birth to a rabbit instead. . . followed by 24 more. . .

Led by The Stork himself (yes, that one) and featuring a three-ring circus of puppets, hospital magic tricks, giant vaginas, and people turning into animals, A Brief Narrative of an Extraordinary Birth of Rabbits explores infertility, creation, science, and the imagination.



May 10 – May 19, 8PM

Thurs-Saturdays and Monday Special Performance

Thursday, May 10, Pay-what-you-can Preview

Friday, May 11, Opening Night

Monday, May 14, Arts Industry Night ($10 for artists)


$15 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/242639

 This production is made possible by the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, The Abell Foundation and The Dobranski Foundation.


  1. […] A Brief Narrative of an Extraordinary Birth of Rabbits plays through May 19, 2012 at the EMP Collective Space – 306 W Redwood Street, in Baltimore, MD. For tickets, order them online, or purchase them at the door prior to the event. Seating is limited so purchasing tickets online is recommended. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 8:00pm with a special industry night performance on Monday May 14th. Tweet About Author Amanda GuntherAmanda Gunther is an actress, a writer, and loves the theatre. She graduated with her BFA in acting from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and spent two years studying abroad in Sydney, Australia at the University of New South Wales. Her time spent in Sydney taught her a lot about the performing arts, from Improv Comedy to performance art drama done completely in the dark. She loves theatre of all kinds, but loves musicals the best. When she’s not working, if she’s not at the theatre, you can usually find her reading a book, working on ideas for her own books, or just relaxing and taking in the sights and sounds of her Baltimore hometown. She loves to travel, exploring new venues for performing arts and other leisurely activities. Writing for the DCMetroTheaterArts as a Senior Writer gives her a chance to pursue her passion of the theatre and will broaden her horizons in the writer’s field.Mail | […]

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