THUNDERBODIES by Kate Tarker: Women’s Theatre Festival @ Burning Coal

I am thrilled to be directing this workshop production of Thunderbodies by playwright Kate Tarker. Thunderbodies is part of the 1st NC Women’s Theatre Festival:  to create, promote, and produce extraordinary theatre by women.

Please join us for Thunderbodies at Burning Coal Theatre Company (:


August 25 @ 8:00pm
August 26 @ 8:00pm
August 27 @ 2:00pm & 8:00pm
August 28 @ 2:00pm

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You can see the show for free if you volunteer to usher.


First produced at the Yale School of Drama in 2014, Kate Tarker’s THUNDERBODIES is absurdist war satire that exposes and comments upon the underbelly of modern warfare and marriage (while also highlighting the many parallels between the two institutions). It is a scathing and hilarious indictment of our perceived need to dominate and win, as well as a celebration of those rare moments when we are able to meet others on common ground.

The war is finally over. General Michail proposes to Grotilde—so she skips ahead and plans the inevitable, but festive, divorce. Meanwhile, the weather is playing tricks on people, as is The President, and Grotilde’s son won’t accept the armistice. In this comedy of no manners, everyone is normible (both normal and terrible all at once).

Grotilde Nancy Swan: Courtney Christison
Michail Itterod: Dustin Britt
Boy: Matt Fields
Girl: Camille Tyndall Watson
President: Alexandra Finazzo

Director/Set Designer: Rowen Haigh Mahoney
Stage Manager: Rebekah Meekins
Lighting Designer: Tyler Graeper
Costume Designer: Tara Smith
Sound Designer/Operator: Colton Loveless
Props Master: Jamie Fitzgerald
Assistant Stage Manager & Stagehand: Jared Scott
Lighting Assistant: Rachel Pottern
Light Board Operator: Anthony Buckner
Composer: Dustin Britt
Publicity Manager: Dustin Britt
Playbill Designer: Delphon Curtis

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