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WAM THEATRE PRESENTS: <p>CADILLAC CREW</p>

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WAM THEATRE PRESENTS:

CADILLAC CREW

"Strap in for a wild, mind-expanding ride.” – The Hartford Courant

“Just wish I could sense our future. Could feel the air change. ‘Cause then I know it’ll all be worth it.”

Four female activists are working in a Virginia civil rights office on the day of a much anticipated speech by Rosa Parks. From the Civil Rights Movement to the present day, Cadillac Crew illuminates forgotten leaders who blazed the trail for desegregation and women’s rights. With remarkable insight and unexpected humor, the play asks, what happens when Black women refuse to be written out of history.

“The idea of a 'Cadillac Crew—a thoughtful multiracial cohort of women with the purpose of having living room conversations with other women around the country--is inspiring to me. It made the term 'mobilize' literal. I wonder what the country would look like if there were more living room chats about the things that ail us? - Director taneisha duggan

Choose your price! WAM celebrates equitable seating for all, and encourages patrons to select the ticket price that best fits their needs. TTickets range from $25-$100 for live performances, and $15-$75 for digital streaming. We invite our audience members to choose from one of the suggested price levels, while keeping in mind that the higher ticket price you are able to select, the more we will be able to donate to our beneficiaries. Online performances are also available.

WAM Theatre presents their 2022 Mainstage Production, Cadilliac Crew, in partnership with the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts.

“I consider myself an 'artivist.' I know that the thing I love to do is to create and tell stories, so how do I use my art in service of my activism? What am I doing with this gift that God has given me? How am I using it to better the world?" - Tori Sampson, Playwright

ABOUT WAM THEATRE
WAM Theatre is a professional theatre company based in Berkshire County, MA, that operates at the intersection of arts and activism. WAM creates theatre for gender equity and has a vision of theatre as philanthropy. For more information, visit www.wamtheatre.com

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Artists

Cate Alston (she / her)

Cate Alston [she / her]

(Abby)

Cate Alston is an NYC-based actress and costumer, who recently graduated from the University at Albany where she earned a B.A in Theatre and Psychology. Cate’s work centers on navigating the relationship between people, unpacking, repacking, and sharing experiences accumulated from life. Current Role with WAM: Abby. Selected WAM

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MaConnia Chesser (she / her)

MaConnia Chesser [she / her]

(Dee)

Current Role with WAM: Dee (Cadillac Crew). Previous WAM Theatre: ROE, The Virgin Trial, The Flora & Fauna, The Revolutionists, Grand Concourse. Elsewhere: Shakespeare & Company, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Berkshire Playwrights Lab, Chester Theatre, Kennedy Center, NJ Rep, Theater Alliance, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Tennessee Shakespeare, York Shakespeare, African Continuum

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Kyra Davis (she / her)

Kyra Davis [she / her]

(Rachel)

Kyra Davis is a dedicated, determined, and driven artist from the south. She traded in southern hospitality to take on the city that never sleeps to further her career in acting and creating. She is grateful and honored to tell the story of Rachel in her first production at

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taneisha duggan (she / her)

taneisha duggan [she / her]

(Director)

taneisha duggan is a director and producer working at the nexus of live art and public gathering. WAM Theatre: Debut. Selected Theatre Credits Elsewhere: Jesus Hopped the “A” Train (University of Hartford) Blue Door (Juilliard) Actually (TheaterWorks Hartford), Hooded: or Being Black for Dummies (Juilliard), workshop readings (INK’D Festival

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Kiara Lauren (she / they)

Kiara Lauren [she / they]

(Understudy)

Kiara Lauren is a Afro-Latinx New York City based actor, director, and producer. Current Role with WAM: Understudy (Cadillac Crew) Selected Theatre Credits: Black Mexican (Wayward Voices), Every 28 Hours Plays (Long Wharf Theatre). Creative Inspiration: Kiara is charged with using storytelling to connect black and brown communities to

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Alicia M.P. Nelson (she / her)

Alicia M.P. Nelson [she / her]

(Sarah)

Alicia M. P. Nelson is an award-winning San Francisco/Bay Area based actor, clown and arts educator. Current role with WAM: Sarah, CADILLAC CREW WAM Theatre: Bess in The Last Wife and The Virgin Trial Selected Theatre Credits Elsewhere: Back to the Way Things Were (San Francisco Mime Troupe), Georgiana

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Shakespeare & Company is a professional live theatre company in the heart of the Berkshires, presenting a vibrant summer performance season featuring the works of Shakespeare in repertory with classic and contemporary plays. The Company offers one of the most extensive actor training programs by a regional theatre in the country, and is also home to an award-winning and nationally recognized theatre-in-education program.

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