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Iron Shoes

  • Ashby Stage 1901 Ashby Avenue Berkeley, CA, 94703 United States (map)


Iron Shoes
Opening Night: Thursday, March 22
Presented by Shotgun Players & Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble
Created by Janet Kutulas, Michelle Carter, & Erika Chong Shuch

A contemporary, neo-feminist, folk opera brimming with humor, Iron Shoes transforms Eastern European fairy tales into a fantastical performance experience. A modern woman encounters three innocent girls, each suffering monstrous cruelties. She tries to understand their stories, but also tries to control their stories. It’s a real test to “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.” Especially when they’re made of iron.

The Cast
Angel Adedokun
Kelly Atkins
Caitlin Tabancay Austin
Kristine Barrett
Briget Boyle
Shira Cion
Melanie Elms
Juliana Graffagna
Erolina Kamburova
Rowena Ritchie
Travis Rowland
Sharon Shao
Michele Simon
Erin Mei-Ling Stuart
Beth Wilmurt

The Crew

Katie Basu, Stage Manager
Kieran Beccia, Assistant Stage Manager
Alina Bokovikova, Costume Designer
Michelle Carter, Playwright
Shira Cion, Kitka Executive Director / Performer
Ai Ebashi, Assistant Director
Bayla Jaffe, SM Student Assistant
Brooke Jennings, Costume Design Assistant
Gregory Kuhn, Sound Designer/Engineer†
Janet Kutulas, Composer/Lyricist/Music Director
Devon Labelle, Props Designer
Sarah Leonard, Dramaturg
Aurelia Moulin, Assistant Stage Manager
Sean Riley, Set Designer
Erika Chong Shuch, Director/Choreographer
Caitlin Steinmann, Master Electrician
Allen Willner, Lighting Designer

Tickets will be available to the general public on February 14, 2018.

Earlier Event: April 26
Iron Shoes
Later Event: April 28
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