The Miner League Theatre Players at Missouri University of Science and Technology will perform the world premiere of an original production “The S.T.E.M. Monologues” Nov. 9-15 on the Missouri S&T campus.
Performances will be held at 7 p.m. nightly Thursday, Nov. 9, through Wednesday, Nov. 15. All performances will take place in the Black Box Theatre, Room 143, of Castleman Hall, located at 10th and Main streets in Rolla.
Tickets are $5 for adults and for Missouri S&T students. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling 573-341-4185.
Before each night’s performance two monologues featuring the lives and accomplishments of Irene Curie and Gerty Cori will be performed by Caiti Townley, a high school senior from St. James, Missouri, and Alex Watson, a music teacher from St. James, Missouri, respectively. The monologues were written by Lauren Steele, a junior in history from Lee Summit, Missouri.
“The S.T.E.M. Monologues” was written and directed by Jeanne Stanley, associate professor of arts, languages and philosophy at Missouri S&T. The show tells the story of men and women who work, have worked, or are studying in the male dominated fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The monologues represent the true experiences of people in STEM from all over the nation. The show is staged in an intimate setting with minimal set design, costumes and lighting to put the main focus on the stories that each actor shares.
“This show is very near and dear to my heart,” says Stanley, “I have been working on it over the past two years and being able to finally share it with the world is exhilarating.”
The following Missouri S&T students and faculty members will participate in the performances:
• Lydia Aiken, a senior in psychology from St. Louis, who portrays Justine and Carolyn.
• Feyd Carr, a junior in computer engineering from Fayette, Missouri, who portrays George.
• Jay Clark, a sophomore in information science and technology from Troy, Missouri, who portrays Sam.
• Rachel Craft, a senior in biological sciences, from Chesterfield, Missouri, who is in Conversations.
• Chloe Dorst, a sophomore in chemical engineering from Manhattan, Kansas, who portrays Michelle.
• Abdullah Felemban, a senior in petroleum engineering from Jaddah, Saudi Arabia, who is in Conversations.
• Damon Fox, a sophomore in computer engineering from Joplin, Missouri, who portrays Robert and James.
• Cheyenne Groom, a junior in computer science from Belleville, Illinois, who portrays Cynthia.
• Arden Hawley, a senior in information science and technology from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, who portrays Nancy and Jane.
• Olivia Holdman, a junior in geology and geophysics from Festus, Missouri, who portrays Megan.
• Kyara Holloway, a senior in biological sciences from Windfield, Missouri, who portrays Danielle and Ruth.
• Haley Jenkins, a junior in engineering management from Bolivar, Illinois, who portrays Erica.
• Jossalyn Larson, an assistant teaching professor in English and technical communication, who portrays Monika.
• Dr. Susan Murrary, chair and professor of psychological sciences, who portrays Kim.
• Shelley Maguire, a junior in chemical engineering from Ballwin, Missouri, who portrays Lori and Brenda.
• Hannah Ramsey, a senior in English from Rolla, who serves as assistant director.
• Marsha Ray, a Rolla community member, who portrays Nina and Helen.
• Jamie Schwartz, a sophomore in information science and technology from Chesterfield, Missouri, who portrays Stella.
• Marc St. Amour, a senior in chemical engineering from Chesterfield, Missouri, who portrays Luke.
• Chayne Standage, a senior in computer science from Springfield, Missouri, who portrays Randy and Richard.
• Caiti Townley, a high school senior from St. James, Missouri, who portrays Irene Curie.
• Alex Watson, a music teacher from St. James, Missouri, who portrays Gerty Cori.