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Johanna


Performances

Friday, October 16, 2015
7:30 p.m. 

Saturday, October 17, 2015
7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, October 18, 2015
2:30 p.m. 

Friday, October​ 23, 2015
7:30 p.m. 

Saturday, October​ 24, 2015*
7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, October​ 25, 2015
2:30 p.m. 

*There will be a talkback following this performance featuring the writer/director, cast, and special guests Rachel Dissell of the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Elizabeth Moffitt of the Willow Domestic Violence Center. Moderated by Megan Monaghan, Dramaturg and Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University.


Ticket Prices

Adults - $18
Children - $10
Senior Citizens - $17
KU Faculty/Staff - $17
KU Students - $15 ($10 if purchased in advance)

Johanna: Facing Forward
by Tlaloc Rivas

Crafton-Preyer Theatre

Johanna: Facing Forward is a new bilingual play based on the true story of Johanna Orozco, a Cleveland teenager who survived multiple assaults by her ex-boyfriend. The play chronicles Johanna's physical and emotional recovery supported by her extended Latino family, talented medical team, and journalist Rachel Dissell who became her "voice" to the public that triggered a national movement against teen domestic violence.

Directed by Tlaloc Rivas
Scenic & Lighting Design by Pamela Rodríguez-Montero
Costume Design by Kelly Vogel
Stage Management by Emily Rose Stanley

Cast

Johanna Orozco........Alejandra Villasante Ramos
Rachel Dissell/Peggy...........................Abby Sharp
Maritza Santiago/Hilda Hernandez..........................
....................................................Cassidy Ragland
911 Dispatcher/Pinkey Carr/Nicole/Edna Brown.....
...........................................................Diadra Smith
Juanita Orozco/Pat London.........Becca L. Huerter
Carmen Orozco/Cándida Ruiz.................................
................................................Samantha Foreman
Juan Ruiz......................Joaquin Dorado-Mariscal
Wosbély Orozco/Alberto Orozco.....Matthew Lares
Det. Michael Kovach/Dr. Tung Trang/Gus Chan......
..................................................................Eric Shin
Editor/Dr. Michael Fritz/Mr. Duesing/Judge.............
.............................................................Ethan Malin
Cathy/MetroHealth CEO/Gladys......Jacinta Duong

This production is based on the true story of Johanna Orozco and her recovery from an incident of physical and sexual assault. It may not be appropriate for all audiences.


Johanna: Facing Forward



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