by Monique LaForce

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About the Play

Backstage at the new smash hit, Hootenanny -- a bluegrass musical version of Macbeth -- Samantha and Chip wait for their cues.  Bit players who believe they are destined for better things, the greenroom becomes their lair–- a place where they wrestle with their desire for each other, refine their career aspirations, and test the limits of their ambition. How far will they go to get what they want?  Award-winning bluegrass band Dead Man’s Hollow provides original music.


Monique LaForce (Playwright)

Monique LaForce’s work includes Kenneth, What Is the Frequency? (co-author with Ian Allen), The Blizzard Comes (part of The Belle Parricide Project), and Isis and Vesco Investigate the Curious Death of Dr. Freud.  Her latest play, Virago, had a workshop production at this year’s Page to Stage Festival at the Kennedy Center.  She is the author of two original screenplays, a thriller and a black comedy, both of which placed in the top 10% of entrants at the Austin Film Festival.


Catherine Aselford (Director)

Catherine Aselford began her career performing in Bus Stop at the Source in 1982, graduating with a BFA from Catholic University in 1984. She has acted or directed at Horizons Theatre; Cherryred Productions; The Shakespeare Theatre; Adventure Theatre; The Center Company; and Guillotine Theatre of which she is Artistic Director.


Dead Men's Hollow (Band)

Dead Men’s Hollow draws its influences from bluegrass, country, blues, and gospel. They have recorded four commercially released CDs and have tracks on numerous compilation CDs, appeared on national television, received 18 Washington Area Music Association “Wammie” nominations, won six Wammie Awards—including Best Bluegrass Group and Bluegrass Album of the Year.


Guillotine Theatre

Performing at
National Museum of Women in the Arts
and other venue(s).
See website for more information.