Anna Bella Eema

Directed by Genevieve Bennett

by Lisa D'Amour

October 8-23, 2011

Ten-year-old Anna Bella and her hermetic mother Irene live in a ratty trailer on the edge of town. When their trailer park is slated for demolition because of interstate highway expansion, Irene refuses to leave. In this moment of crisis, Anna Bella creates a new girl out of the mud behind their trailer home. This mud-girl helps Anna Bella face the world outside her home. A richly imagined tale of a fierce mother/daughter bond, told through word and song.

“Its beauty and its depth are almost beyond language other than its own.” – The Austin Chronicle


Irene: Maren Ward
Anna Bella: Jaime Kleiman
Anna Bella Eema: Katie Kaufmann

Creative Team

Producer: Stacey Poirier
Director: Genevieve Bennett
Stage Manager: Steve Soler
Costume Design: Alexandra Gould
Lighting Design: Brittany Eastburn
Prop Design: Maggie Scanlan
Vocal Coach: Joey Clark
Light Board Operator: Sara Van Vreede
Graphic Design: Greg Vanselow
Video Trailer: Edward Linder
Program Design: Shannon Buchda
Interns: Amanda Gurria and Hannah Holman