2021 - 2022 Season
By Emma P Horwitz
Directed by Caitlin Davies
March 3rd - 7th, 2022
In the pine-woods of the Poconos at a sleep-away camp, where Every Girl Here Is A Winner, welcome to the last summer of your life. Lip-syncs, line-up, Lil Miss, and that poster you were never brave enough to put up in your bedroom. A queer coming-of-age epic, Kemps is a play about finding yourself when you’ve been here the whole time.
Tickets are now available! (Please Note: online ticket sales end Friday March 4th, in-person ticket sales will be cash only)
Caitlin Davies (Director) is a New York-based director, actor, and award-winning audiobook narrator. She has directed in New York and regionally and assistant directed "Mac Beth" (Hunter Theater Project, dir. Erica Schmidt), "Hindle Wakes" (Mint Theater Company, dir. Gus Kaikkonen), "The Sound of Music" (Alabama Shakespeare Festival. dir. Rick Dildine) and "Into The Breeches!" (Trinity Repertory Company, dir. Tyler Dobrowksy). Caitlin also directs audiobooks for Macmillan, Harper, and Hachette. Education: Vassar College BA, Brown/Trinity Rep. MFA. She is a proud member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, and an SDC Associate. "Kemps" is Caitlin’s first show with Kenan Theatre Company and it’s been a pleasure to work with this talented cast, crew, and production team!
Technical Director: Jordan Clodfelter
Jordan Clodfelter (she/her) is thrilled to be a part of her second production as the Technical Director for Kenan Theatre Company! She recently graduated from Meredith College with her BA in Theatre. Some of her past credits include KTC’s production of Anna K, as well as serving as the assistant scenic painter for Temple Theater’s production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. She would love to give a shout out to her friends, family and Austin for all of their love and support, as well as her work study students for all of their hard work.
Producer: Ava Pukatch
Ava Pukatch is a senior at Carolina studying journalism and political science. She is excited to produce kemps as the Lillian Chason scholar this year. Previous roles with KTC include assistant stage managing The Language Archive and producing the One Act Series as well as virtual short plays during COVID-19. Thanks so much her family for supporting all her endeavors at UNC the past four years and to the cast, crew, Dave and the Chason Family for bringing this amazing production to life.
Stage Manager: Elizabeth Redding
Elizabeth Redding is a junior at UNC studying Dramatic Art and Chemistry. She is ecstatic to share this hilarious and poignant show with everyone. Recent positions include lighting design for Anna K (KTC); stage management for M Butterfly (Company Carolina), the One Acts Festival (KTC), and By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (KTC). Elizabeth also is the technical director for LAB! Theatre and the Master Electrician for KTC. She would like to thank the wonderful cast and production staff for bringing the show to life.
Assistant Stage Manager: Aubrey Reid
Aubrey Reid is a sophomore at Carolina studying Dramatic Art. This is her first show working with Kenan Theatre Company as well as her first show at Carolina, and she is really excited for the opportunity to work on such an amazing show. Previously she worked crew for Music City, Annie, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Mempis (CFRT), as well as sound operator for Richard III and Merry Wives of Windsor (Sweet Tea Shakespeare). She would like to thank her parents, her sister, her friends in Pride Place, and the phenomenal cast and crew.
Assistant Stage Manager: Xiuping Xiong
Xiuping Xiong is a sophomore at UNC majoring in Dramatic Art and Political Science. Kemps is his first show working with KTC and he recommend you with all of his heart to enjoy this production. He would like to thank the awesome crew and cast for producing this show and his friends for supporting him.
Costume Designer: Zoë Lord
Zoë is a senior at Carolina studying Political Science and Public Policy. She is both excited and sad that kemps will be her last show with KTC. She has worked on Hedda Gabler and the KTC One Acts. She would like to thank her parents, the cast and crew, but most importantly the rental department at Boston Costume for having a bear suit.
Sound Designer: Baker Franklin
Scenic Designer: David Navalinsky
Assistant Scenic Designer: Alex West
Alex is a freshman at UNC and is currently trying to cover all their bases in the tech world. Learning about scenic design has been the highlight of their first semester and they can’t wait to work on future productions! They would like to thank Mr. Navalinsky for offering them this opportunity.
Assistant Scenic Designer: Alison Dixon
Props Master: Emily Sallade
Em Sallade is a senior, majoring in Psychology and Women’s Studies. They have been involved with KTC for 4 years, and would like to thank the company for so many opportunities for growth, both as a participant in theatre production and as a person. Em’s most recent projects include Anna K, Nia, Indeed, Friend!, and Trifles.
They would like to apologize to their dog for being out late doing theatre work the last few weeks.
Lighting Designer: Lucinda Rosen
Lucinda Rosen is a freshman at UNC studying political science. She is overjoyed to have had the opportunity to be part of the Kemps production team. She would like to make a special thank you to David Navalinsky for shepherding her through this exciting process.
Lighting Designer: Alicia Laxton
Alicia Laxton is a freshman majoring in Communication Studies. She is excited to be involved in her very first theatre production. She would like to thank everyone who has helped answer the many questions she and Lucinda had, as well as her family (especially her dogs).