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Conceived and Produced by Deanna Reimertz, Molly Moore, and Nikki Scamuffo.

Program Notes

  • Directed by Deanna Reimertz
  • Written by Deanna Reimertz and Molly Moore
  • Videography and Editing by Molly Moore
  • Costume Design by Nikki Scamuffo

Sultana Qureshi as ‘Julia’
Maggie Rocha as ‘Lucy’
Deanna Reimertz as ‘Lucy’s Mother’
Molly Moore as ‘Laura’
Rebecca Bailey as ‘Jenn’ and ‘Charlotte’

Director’s Notes
by Deanna Reimertz

“Perpetual” is a piece about change, or rather the lack of. It compares the life of the arts during the Great Flood of 1937, involving the Federal Theatre Project, and the life of the arts currently as we live through the COVID-19 pandemic. The characters in this scene contemplate similar ideas involving the arts, even though they are living different lives more than eighty years apart. The audience will learn that the arts are perpetually stuck in the same place. Working through zoom was concerning at first, but the actors and production team I worked with made it much more manageable and fun!