Mother Courage and Her Children
The Velvet Sky
Aloha Say the Pretty Girls
All shows play on the Arena Stage at the landmark Theatre Theater building,
located at 2110 SE 10th Ave Street in Portland, Oregon.
Mother Courage

May 10 - June 8, 2013
Industry Night June 3
Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls
By Naomi Iizuka
Directed by Jen Wineman

Featured in the 1999 Humana Festival of New American Plays, Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls is a quirky journey that follows a bunch of twenty-somethings in their quest for love and identity. Strangers, friends, lovers, and acquaintances travel the globe from Alaska to Hawaii and from New York City to Inner Borneo, exploring themes of migration, evolution, and interconnectivity. Babies, wild dogs, komodo dragons, and hula dancers abound in this hilarious play about finding your tribe in a world gone haywire.



Will/Richard... Joel Harmon*
Vivian... Brooke Calcagno*
Joy... Zoë Rudman
Myrna... Britt Harris*
Peter... Mario Calcagno*
Wendy... Beth Thompson*
Derek/Billy... Tom Mounsey*
Jason... R. David Wylie*
Martin... Tyler Ryan*


Scenic Designer... Ryan Nicolai
Lighting Designer... Jeff Woods
Costume Designer... McKenna Twedt
Sound Designer/Engineer... Liz Young
Props Designer... Beatrice Yanazzo

Stage Manager... Erin K. Giblin
Production Manager... Annalise Albright Woods
Artistic Supervisor... Kerry Ryan*


Jen Wineman (Director) is a director of theater and opera, living in New York City. Credits includes the upcoming Off Broadway production of David Eric Davis and Sam Forman's F#%king Up Everything opening at the Elektra Theater in March, Donald Margulies' Shipwrecked! An Entertainment (Triad Stage, Greensboro, NC); Roller Disco The Musical! (American Repertory Theater's OBERON stage, Cambridge, MA), which she co-wrote with Sam Forman and Eli Bolin and also choreographed; Sarah Gancher's Wake Up (Telluride Theatre, Telluride, CO), and the world premiere of José Rivera's Lessons for an Unaccustomed Bride (59E59, NYC). She has also developed and directed work at New Georges, Dixon Place, Ars Nova, New York Stage and Film, the Experimental Theater of Vassar College, Manhattan School of Music, Williamstown Theatre Festival (workshop), and WordBRIDGE. Jen is a co-founder of Studio 42, a New York-based theater company that focuses on producing "unproducible" new plays by emerging artists. She is an affiliated artist at New Georges and was a member of Soho Rep's 2011-2012 Writer/Director Lab. Up next for Jen is a new production of Naomi Iizuka's play Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls for Theatre Vertigo in Portland, OR. Education: B.A. Vassar College, M.F.A. Yale School of Drama (Julian Kaufman Directing Prize).

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