Written and Directed by Kellie Powell
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Mom / Ms. Stevenson
Julie / Chelsea
Lindsay T. Miller
Stephanie / Rita
"Dogface" begins when its title character is attacked by a dog when she is seven. She is traumatized not only by the attack, but by the lengthy emergency surgery performed on her face. She is then ostracized and terrorized by her peers because of her unusual appearance.
The bullying she experiences further harms her already damaged self-image. Over the course of five scenes, Dogface ages from seven to 23, and ultimately has to learn how to live with her scars - both figurative and literal.
The play contains discussion of sexual and other mature topics may not be appropriate for children.
The playwright and director, Kellie Powell, is an Illinois State
University Theatre Directing graduate whose work has been produced by
Studio Z, Stick & Co. Productions, ISU FreeStage Festival, Hinman
Production Company, Asphalt Jungle, and the Penny Dreadful Players.