Dramatic Repertory Company
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Performance Times

Fri. May 27 @7:30pm
Sat. May 28 @7:30pm
Sun. May 29 @7:30pm

Wed. June 1 @7:30pm**
Thurs. June 2 @7:30pm
Fri. June 3 @7:30pm
Sat. June 4 @7:30pm
Sun. June 5 @7:30pm

** Discount Wednesdays

FREE for 25 & Under with ID

Casey TurnerCasey Turner (The Pilot) is a Portland based actor, voice artist and an Emmy nominated producer. She started in vaudeville, apprenticing at the Oddfellow Theater and studying at the Celebration Barn Theater. She received a BA in Theatre from the University of Southern Maine. Select theatre credits include: Dramatic Repertory Company (The Flick, Venus in Fur, My Name is Rachel Corrie, Tigers be Still), Theater at Monmouth (The Agitators, Crumbs From the Table of Joy), Portland Stage Company (Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods), Seven Stages Shakespeare Company (Lear), Fenix Theatre Company (Three Sisters, Much Ado About Nothing), Mad Horse Theater Company (Stupid F***ing Bird), Good Theater (Significant Other, Homer Bound, 4000 Miles), The Theater Project (Eurydice), SPACE Gallery (Killer Joe), AIRE (The Lonesome West, Eclipsed).

George Brant (Playwright) plays include GROUNDED, ELEPHANT'S GRAVEYARD, MARIE AND ROSETTA, INTO THE BREECHES!, THE PRINCE OF PROVIDENCE, TENDER AGE, THE MOURNERS' BENCH, ANY OTHER NAME, SALVAGE, GRIZZLY MAMA, THREE VOYAGES OF THE LOBOTOMOBILE, GOOD ON PAPER, NIGHT OF THE MIME, ONE HAND CLAPPING and DARK ROOM. An Affiliate Writer at the Playwright's Center, his scripts have been produced internationally by The Public Theater, the Atlantic Theater Company, Cleveland Play House, Trinity Repertory Company, Milwaukee Repertory, the Studio Theatre, City Theatre, London’s Gate Theatre, Page 73, Melbourne’s Red Stitch Theatre and Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre, among others. He has received a Lucille Lortel Award, an Edgerton New Play Award, a Kennedy Center National Playwriting Award, the Smith Prize, a Scotsman Fringe First Award, a Creative Workforce Fellowship, an Off-West End Theatre Award, an NNPN Rolling World Premiere, three OAC Individual Excellence Awards, and the Keene Prize for Literature. He has been awarded writing fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the McCarter Theatre Center, Blue Mountain Center, the Djerassi Resident Artist's Program, and the Michener Center for Writers. He is a graduate of the Michener Center at UT-Austin and is published by Samuel French, Oberon Books and Smith & Kraus.

Keith Powell Beyland (Director) recently directed the critically-acclaimed DRC productions of The Moors, Lungs, The Flick, Cock (the cockfight play) (co-directed - Theatrical Highlight of 2018 - Portland Phoenix), Venus In Fur (co-directed - Theatrical Highlight of 2017 - Portland Phoenix), The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence (Theatrical Highlight of 2015 - Portland Phoenix), Equivocation (co-directed, Theatrical Highlight of 2014 - Portland Phoenix), My Name Is Rachel Corrie (Theatrical Highlight of 2014 - Portland Phoenix), A Bright New Boise (co-production with Fenix Theatre, Theatrical Highlight of 2013 - Portland Phoenix), Topdog/Underdog (Best Production - 2013 PEER Award, Theatrical Highlight of 2012 - Portland Phoenix), [title of show], Tigers Be Still, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, Life During Wartime and Blue/Orange. He spent the last two decades working on and off Broadway with respected organizations like Roundabout Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, Signature Theatre Company (NY), The New Group, Berkshire Theatre Festival and Irondale Ensemble Project. Keith studied with Athol Fugard, John Patrick Shanley, Paula Vogel, Maria Irene Fornes, Anne Hamburger, Carey Perloff and Venable Herndon, among others. He holds a degree with Honors from the Dramatic Writing Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Phoebe Parker (Scenic Design). Coming right off of playing Marjory in the hysterical DRC production of The Moors, Phoebe is thrilled to be working with the team in a new capacity. Designing this set has been an exciting new challenge. Usually on the stage, Phoebe's credits include the role of W in the 2019 DRC production of Lungs, Marianne in Constellations at Space Gallery in 2017, Ella in Life Sucks at Mad Horse Theater, Janice in the new short film Cinema Absentia, and daily dance performances for her houseplants. A native Texan, Phoebe left her longtime home Los Angeles to attend the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and now works locally as a photographer and filmmaker. When she's not photographing, acting or fumbling through some kind of new outdoor activity she loves exploring new places, talking to strangers, binging British crime dramas, and laughing whenever possible.

Chris DeFilipp (Lighting Design) (he/him) is a Portland, Maine-based multi-hyphenate theater artist, administrator, and dedicated crusher of the theatrical status quo (vive la fringe!) who sees far too much theater in his free time. When not freelancing or creating, he moonlights as a House Manager at Portland Stage, and is the founder of Chimera Theatre Collective. Selected recent credits include: The Faevorite (Playwright, MPF 2022); Waiting for Alice (Director), The Effect (Lights/Projections), and Radiant Vermin (Lights) (Mad Horse); Frederick: The Musical and Apollo to the Moon (Lights/Projections, Maddy's Theatre at CMTM); Symphony of New Work and Ungodly (Lights, Polyphonic); and his award-winning interactive solo piece, Mythcommunication (Chimera). www.chrisdefilipp.com.

Chris Fitze (Sound Design) is a sound and set designer, teacher, and technical director living in Portland, Maine. He has designed sound for many shows at Portland Stage including Fences, Papermaker, The Foreigner, and Almost, Maine. Chris has designed the sound for several Dramatic Repertory productions, such as The Moors, Tigers Be Still, A Number, and Bright New Boise. As a set designer, he has designed and built sets not only for the Portland Symphony Orchestra (Magic of Christmas), but also Small Point Summer School (The Wizard of Oz; which he also directed), and the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine. He is the Technical Director for Bonny Eagle High School. Love to Jessica and the boyz.

Lauren Stockless (Assistant Director and Stage Manager) She is a graduate of Colby College with a double major in Theatre & Dance and English Literature, and more recently finished a Master's of Science in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Some past favorite shows include: The Moors (Stage Manager), Lungs (Asst.Director, DRC), The Flick (Asst.Director, DRC), Life Sucks (Stage Manager, Mad Horse), False Flag (Asst. Director/Dramaturg, DRC), Art (Director, Powder and Wig), Twelfth Night (Director, Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company), You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Director, Performing Arts Center of MetroWest), Letters From the Sky (Stage Manager, Stages Youth Theater) and You Got Older (Jenny, Mad Horse).

May 27 - June 5, 2022

“…a harrowing production by Dramatic Repertory Company, with Keith Powell Beyland directing the formidable Casey Turner in a stunning performance…Turner is
as she navigates The Pilot's final catastrophe, climax, and catharsis…”

- Portland Phoenix, June 1, 2022
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of Casey Turner that is most deserving of the spotlight in this gripping production!”

- Portland Press Herald, May 31, 2022
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by George Brant
Starring Casey Turner
directed by Keith Powell Beyland

An unexpected pregnancy ends an ace fighter pilot's career in the sky. Reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas, she hunts terrorists by day and returns to her family each night. As the pressure to track a high-profile target mounts, the boundaries begin to blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols half a world away.

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DISCOUNT WEDNESDAYS – All seats to Wednesday Evening performances are $10!

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