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FIRST RESPONSES Festival

world premiere plays by

Anthony Jackson, Kathryn Kahlson,

Betty Migliaccio, and Ben Toderico

March 23-April 15, 2023

tickets will go on sale in February

A one-act festival of 4 world premiere plays by first responders about their experiences on the front line.

Captain Anthony Jackson of Richmond Police takes us to a fresh crime scene that opens a portal to the past, present, and future in SOMETHING SO SMALL; Kathyrn Kahlson, a retired Fire Captain from Chesterfield Fire & Emergency Services, navigates the parallel lives of two mothers -- a first responder and the woman she meets on an emergency call in MOTHER AT WORK; In Betty Migliaccio's EIGHT BUTTONS, the Richmond Firefighter takes us on a flashback journey of memories triggered by the death of a colleague; and Richmond Police Detective Ben Toderico gives us a front row perch to a suicide intervention in PILLAR.

Our festival partners are Richmond Professional Firefighters Association IAFF Local 995 and Virginia First Responder Support Services.

In the service of these heroes' stories the festival is performed by an ensemble of 10 actors, supported by 4 directors, 4 designers, a dramaturg, 4 stage managers, and 2 crew members.

The plays in the festival were originally written in Frontline Writers.

 

tickets will go on sale in February

Performance Schedule:

ALL 4 PLAYS ARE PERFORMED EVERY PERFORMANCE and THERE WILL BE A TALKBACK AFTER EVERY PERFORMANCE

Wed March 22 @ 7:30pm (preview)

Thu March 23 @ 7:30pm (preview)

Fri March 24 @ 7:30pm (preview)

Sat March 25 @ 7:30pm (opening)

Thu March 30 @ 7:30pm

Fri March 31 @ 7:30pm

Sat April 1 @ 7:30pm

Sun April 2 @ 3pm

Thu April 6 @ 7:30pm

Fri April 7 @ 7:30pm

Sat April 8 @ 7:30pm

Thu April 13 @ 7:30pm

Fri April 14 @ 7:30pm

Sat April 15 @ 7:30pm

Sun April 16 @ 3pm

Tickets:
$35 general admission

tickets will go on sale in February

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