Written by Casey Kurtti
Directed by Kellie Powell
Catholic Schoolgirls Photo Gallery
June 27, 28, 29 at 8pm
Illinois State University Fell Hall
Maria Theresa Russo
Sister Mary Agnes
Sister Mary Lucille
Sister Mary Thomasina
Sister Mary Germaine
Special Thanks To:
Set & Props: Kathy Briggs, Paige Osborn,
Katie Karl, Krystal Wilcox, Katie Sebald, Miriam Gebhardt,
Lauren Schumacher, Elizabeth Johnson.
Costumes: Krystal Wilcox, Katie Karl, Lauren Schumacher.
Lighting & Sound: Will Irvin, Steven Michaels,
Make-Up: Krystal Wilcox, Stephanie Krimmer, Kathy Briggs.
Publicity & House: Renata Sancken, Will Irvin, Jordan Karl, Katie
Karl, Krystal Wilcox, Lauren Schumacher, Paige Osborn, Dan Oltman,
Seth Gorden, Kathy Briggs, Will Irvin.
The Illinois State University Communications Department
Josh Weckesser and Stick & Co. Productions
Julie, Kay, and Scott Fisher
Music Industry Networking
Mr. & Mrs. Karl
Michael and Elaine Sebald
Lauren Schumacher, Paige Osborn, and Miriam Gebhardt
Krystal & Valerie Wilcox
WESN Radio (88.1 FM) and Illinois Wesleyan University
And, to the Shoes Executive Board:
Katie Karl, Kathy Briggs, Steven Michaels,
Dan Oltman, and Seth Gorden
When you tell someone you're directing a show called Catholic Schoolgirls, they
have one of two reactions. I won't describe the first (and most common) one, because this is
the closest I'll probably ever come to producing a "family-friendly" show. Hi, small children!
I probably won't see any of you in one of my audiences for a long time!
The other reaction is to ask me if I was raised a Catholic. And no, unlike the majority
of my cast members, I am not and have never been a Catholic. What appealed to me about this
project was not that I could mock religion (let's face it, it's too easy). What appealed to
me was the opportunity to pay homage to women, young or old, who find the courage to stand up
and say, "I disagree."
For many, the question of the show is whether or not organized religion redeems itself.
And the show is, in fact, partially about separating The Word of God from The Word of The
Church. However, to me, the show is about hypocrisy and injustice; it is about finding the
strength to rebel and the power of irreverence.
This page last updated 6/30/03