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Victoria Woodhull, America's first woman to run for President of the United States in 1872, spent her childhood supporting her family as a clairvoyant and maintained until her death that she 'consulted with the spirits' and insisted that to tell her tale without them would be "as if you were writing Hamlet and decided to leave out his father's ghost."
In this one woman show, a budding clairvoyant attempts to invoke the spirit of Victoria Woodhull, the unsung heroine of the Suffrage movement who was ultimately written out of history by her peers for “radical views” on free love, economic justice, and the fight for equality.
Join our clairvoyant and help bring the story of Victoria’s life into the light!
CELESTE /VICTORIA WOODHULL / SUSAN B ANTHONY / TENNESSEE CLAFLIN
Ashley Ford is a Canadian born actress who has performed across North America. Notable productions include the Broadway National Tour of the Tony award winning, ALFRED HITCHCOCK’S THE 39 STEPS (Annabella/Margaret/Pamela, u/s); Kander & Ebb’s CABARET (Fraulein Kost/Fritzie) and LEND ME A TENOR (Maria Merelli) at Playhouse on Park for which she received two Broadway World CT nominations for Best Featured Actress; Western Canada’s longest running theatre production TONY N’ TINA’S WEDDING (Celeste); Select New York Credits: LOST IN PLACE (Marjorie Moonbeam) which received Best Production at the Planet Connections Festival and David Lindsey-Abaire’s RABBIT HOLE (Izzy) at Davenport Theatre. Ashley is a proud graduate of The Stella Adler Studio of Acting’s Conservatory Program in NYC.
Theo Salter is an American writer, script consultant and veteran Fringe producer. His producing experience began while working for Richard Frankel Productions in NYC while the company maintained shows such as Hairspray, and STOMP, and launched both Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein and a revival of Gypsy. He founded two independent theater companies in NYC: Red Wheelbarrow Productions, and Lunar Energy Productions, and launched 10 shows (off-Broadway) during his tenure. He's thrilled now to be a part of LA-based Owl & the Pussycat Theatre Co. with his wife and partner, Ashley Ford. He hopes to continue to bring vibrant and meaningful shows to a wider audience.
This is Sean’s fourth directing project at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Past productions include ARABIAN NIGHTS by Mary Zimmerman, The World Premiere of PANDORA’S BOX by Matthew Macca, and the World Premiere of KISSED THE GIRLS AND MADE THEM CRY by Arlene Hutton which has been published by PLAYSCRIPTS, INC. and hailed as the Best New Work (Broadwayworld CT 2015.)
New York City directing credits include TBG THEATRE, THEATER AT WESTBETH, PLAXALL GALLERY, STAGES ON THE SOUND, THE PRODUCERS CLUB, 5TH LETTER PRODUCTIONS, THE SPENCE SCHOOL.
Sean is also the Artistic Director and founder of the award-winning Connecticut Theatre Company, PLAYHOUSE ON PARK, in which he has produced over 140 productions, including many world premieres. Other recent directing credits include THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, METAMORPHOSES, PASSING STRANGE, HAIR (Broadwayworld & CT Critics Circle award nom,) IN THE HEIGHTS – (Broadwayworld & CT Critics Circle award nom) ANGELS IN AMERICA (Broadwayworld nom) UGLY LIES THE BONE and PETER AND THE STARCATCHER.
Nina Field is a New York based sound designer. Select Regional: OUR TOWN (Dallas Theater Center; Dallas, TX), BEYOND THE FOURTH WALL (WMPAC; Big Sky, MT), MS. BENNET, CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLY (Playhouse On Park; West Hartford, CT). Select NYC Credits: MOTEL ANDROMEDA (Waterwell), HOUSE OF AMERICAN ACTIVITIES (The After-Image). Associate Design Credits: TWELFTH NIGHT (Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Designer: Lindsay Jones), HAMLET ON THE RADIO (The Old Globe, Designer: Lindsay Jones).
Raven Ong is Assistant Professor of Costume Design at Central Connecticut State University. Select credits include: International premieres of WAITRESS, KINKY BOOTS, MATILDA and BEAUTIFUL: CAROL KING MUSICAL (Manila, Philippines); THE PRODUCERS, JEKYLL AND HYDE, WIZARD OF OZ, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHT DREAM, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, ON GOLDEN POND, STEEL MAGNOLIAS. Raven is a recipient of the Syracuse Area Live Theatre (SALT) Award Best Costume Design of a Musical for LA CAGE AUX FOLLES.
EUNYOUNG BONA JUNG
Eunyoung Bona Jung is an Artistic Director and an actor at Yesigong Project in Seoul, Korea. Her performances have been shown internationally at venues that include Brick Theatre, Dixon Place, Playwrights Rehearsal Studio in New York City, Avignon Theatre Festival in France, KOCCA, The Zoom Arts Center, Unexpected Theater in Seoul. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s MFA Acting program.
STAGE MANAGER/MARKETING ASSOCIATE
Emma Paterson is thrilled to be a part of this production, and to be participating in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival! She is currently an undergraduate student at Sarah Lawrence College. Past credits include: British American Drama Academy (BADA): Teiresias ANTIGONE; Company Management Intern for Playhouse on Park’s 2021 Connecticut Shakespeare Festival; Sarah Lawrence College: Ensemble HEAD OVER HEELS; The Ethel Walker School: Billy Flynn CHICAGO, Chuck/Assistant Director/Fight Choreographer SHE KILLS MONSTERS, Link Larkin HAIRSPRAY. Emma is currently studying puppetry, acting, singing, and dance, as well as medieval: art history, literature, costume, and language at Sarah Lawrence. She hopes you enjoy this spiritual journey into the past!