The Mineola Twins
What is the difference between good and evil? Myrna and Myra, almost identical twins, battle each other through the Eisenhower, Nixon and Reagan/Bush years over virginity, Vietnam and Family Values. “The political and cultural divides of American life are roundly decried even as they are exuberantly spoofed in Paula Vogel’s THE MINEOLA TWINS, a bright cartoon of a play…Vogel’s text is…like The Carol Burnett Show with a political consciousness…its go-for-broke adventurousness is endearing, and it’s…divinely funny.” -Variety.
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“Director Josh Hecht’s risky and ingenious decision to film the actors in front of green screens and insert them into virtual sets results in a mesmerizing play.” -Bennett Campbell Ferguson, Willamette Week
“a campy, crazy, wildly satirical play” -Judy Nedry
If you’re like us, you’ve missed seeing actors perform live and experiencing the magic that designers and theatre technicians bring when they add their touch. For the first time in a year, we are bringing you 3 “live” performances!
√ SETS…(well almost)
Anything can happen during these real-time performances. We’ve safely delivered all of the above to our actors’ homes — plus lights and green screens. Video and Lighting designer Jeanette Yew is using new technology to put our 3 actors in 9 different locations from the 1950s through the 1990s.
Miriam Schwartz as Myra/Myrna
Jennifer Lanier* as Jim/Sarah
Blake Stone as Kenny/Ben
Lead Costume Designer: Sarah Gahagan
Co-Costume Designer Amanda Cobb
Lighting, Video and OBS Designer: Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew^
Sound Designer and Original Music Composition: Matt Wiens
Scenic and Props Designer: Emily Wilken
Stage Manager: Jamie Lynne Simons*
Line Producer: Jamie M. Rea
Associate Video and OBS Designer: Alan Cline
Production Associate: Iain Chester
Board Operators: Alan Cline and Zack Peak
This livestream/recording is meant for private viewing only and may not be screened for any other purpose. Under no circumstances may this recording be shared or duplicated. This livestream/recording has been made available in partnership with the employees represented by Stage Directors & Choreographers Society, Actors Equity Association and United Scenic Artists.
THE MINEOLA TWINS is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York
*Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre, Profile Theatre, and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
^United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE is the union representing Scenic, Costume, Lighting, Sound and Projection designers in Live Performance.
The Director is a Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.
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