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Wally World

A TWO-ACT RADIO PLAY
By Isaac Gómez
Co-directed by Isaac Gómez and Lili-Anne Brown
Featuring ensemble members Cliff ChamberlainAudrey Francis, Sandra Marquez and Karen Rodriguez with Danny BernardoSydney Charles, Kevin Curtis, Leslie Sophia Perez, Marvin Quijada and Jacqueline Williams
Streaming December 16, 2020
Run time: 2 hours and 20 minutes

It's Christmas Eve and a group of Wally World employees are about to lose it. On the one day of the year the mega-department superstore is supposed to close its doors, secrets come to life that may destroy more than their holiday cheer. Their manager Andy is doing everything in her power to keep her store in line and her employees in check. But can hard truths from her past ruin everything she's ever worked for? Wally World is a festive, poignant examination of finding magic in the mundane as 10 employees do everything they can to find purpose in a place that has never seen purpose in them.

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Resources

Learn more about the Wally World characters and follow along with the radio play using this character guide.

Playwright Isaac Gómez has created a Spotify playlist to get you in the holiday spirit of the show. Take a listen!

Check out this behind-the-scenes conversation with sound designer Aaron Stephenson and marketing staff member Gin To: Hearing the Snow Falling: A Glimpse Into the Sound Design in Wally World.

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CAST & ARTISTS

Artists

Playwright Isaac Gómez

Co-Directors Isaac Gómez and Lili-Anne Brown

Sound Design Aaron Stephenson

Dramaturg Polly Hubbard

Script Supervisor & Assistant Dramaturg Brenna Barborka

Artistic Producer Patrick Zakem

Production Manager Claire Haupt

Casting Director JC Clementz, CSA

Production Stage Manager Christine D. Freeburg*

Assistant Production Stage Manager Laura D. Glenn* 

Originally commissioned and developed through Sideshow Theatre Company Freshness Initiative.

Wally World received a developmental workshop at DETOUR: A Festival New Work at WaterTower Theatre in Addison, Texas in 2018.

Developed in the Colorado New Play Summit by the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company.

Additional Staff: Joel Moorman (Creative Director), Martha Wegener (Sound Engineer), Lowell Thomas (Video Producer), Matthew Chapman (Music Coordinator), David Chu & Captioning Coalition (Captioning)

Special Thanks to Erin Cook, Rashaad Hall, Elise Hausken and an extra special thanks to Andrea Gomez and her associates at a superstore a lot like Wally World, who inspired many of these characters.

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is a constituent of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for nonprofit professional theater.

† denotes a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble.

* denotes a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers.

‡ denotes a member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.

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Grand production sponsor

The Orlebeke Foundation

 

 

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