The year is 2465.
An apocalyptic disaster has reduced the country to the size of four small New England towns, walled inside a protective citadel.
There are fewer than 435 remaining citizens. Every adult is a member of Congress.
And now someone is outside the wall.
Welcome to the United States of America.
Wellesley Girl will be performed
January 5, 6, 7, 11, and 12 at 7pm
at the Belmont Little Theatre
on the Belmont University campus.
PATRIQ JAMES (R.J.) has a bio... like to hear it, here it go: he's a Nashvillian & a nerd. He was a Presidential Vocal Scholar at Elmhurst College; sang BGVs for Carrie Underwood, Wynonna & Marcus Hummon. He also attended Fisk & Vanderbilt University. Patriq danced 6 years of Dance with Forces of Nature Dance Theatre Company (Harlem, NY); This January, Patriq's film team won a NAFCA award (African Oscar) for Best Short Film, "In The Spotlight". He recently debuted his one-man show LA BELLA NOIR NOIR, an avant-garde poetic journey through the importance of darkness. He continues to work as a Script Supervisor & Assistant Director in film, an artist-writer between OZ Arts & The Porch literary center & as the Talent Consultant/ Creative Coordinator with Soul Vibes Collective at BB King's. Humbled & honored to share the stage with this cast and debut with Pipeline-Collective. Art is the cure.
GALEN FOTT * (Max) has worked for Nashville Rep (Torvald in A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2), Nashville Shakespeare Festival (Leontes in THE WINTER'S TALE and Lepidus/Soothsayer in ANTONY & CLEOPATRA), Nashville Children’s Theatre (King Triton and Chef Louis in Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID), Nashville Symphony (Steve the Stupendous in MUSIC AND MAGIC), Wishing Chair Productions (Gulliver in GULLIVER'S TRAVELS), and Studio Tenn (EVITA). Elsewhere, Galen has played title roles in CYRANO, PHANTOM, and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, as well as King Arthur in CAMELOT and Matt Friedman in TALLEY'S FOLLY. He originated the role of Gaston in the still-running BEAUTY AND THE BEAST stage show at Walt Disney World. Other performing highlights include the national tour of MAME starring Juliet Prowse, singing at Carnegie Hall and with Houston Grand Opera, and puppeteering with the Jim Henson Company . Later this season Galen will appear as Mr. Mister in THE CRADLE WILL ROCK with Nashville Opera. In his other career as a film director and animator, Galen has adapted nineteen children's books into award-winning films for Scholastic/Weston Woods. Galen lives in Nashville with his wife Laura and son Burton. www.galenfott.com
SEJAL MEHTA * (Garth) is delighted to be working once again with Pipeline-Collective, after having collaborated in the creation of last spring's END SLAVERY MONOLOGUES. Sejal originally hails from Eastern Tennessee and has been a part of the Nashville theater and film community for the last five years. Sejal has had the privilege of working with some great folks: Pull-Tight Theatre, Actors Bridge Ensemble, Nashville Repertory Theatre, Ingram New Works and Nashville Children's Theatre. When not on stage, Sejal serves as pediatrician to some awesome kids, wife to an amazingly tall man and mama to a seven-year-old Titanic expert.
MATTHEW ROSE * (Hank) is a proud member of the Actor's Equity Association and has worked as an actor in the Nashville theatre community over the past five years. Recent credits include: Ensemble, FRANKENSTEIN, Tod Carter, THE BATTLE OF FRANKLIN, Prince Herbert/Historian, SPAMALOT (Studio Tenn), Prince Leopold, CINDERELLA (Nashville Children's Theatre). Matthew is excited to be making his debut with Pipeline-Collective; he's grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this production. For Rachel.
KAREN STERNBERG * (Marie) last appeared as Nora Helmer in staged readings of Henrik Ibsen's A DOLL'S HOUSE (Nashville Repertory Theatre in collaboration with Pipeline-Collective) and Lucas Hnath's A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 (Heartland Theatre Company in collaboration with Pipeline-Collective). In Nashville she has appeared in THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE and THE ELEPHANT MAN (Studio Tenn), HENRY V (Nashville Shakespeare), GOD OF OBSIDIAN, CONSTELLATIONS and THE GUYS (Pipeline-Collective). New York credits include LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS (Lake Theatre), PLATONOV (Schapiro Theatre), HEDDA GABLER (John Houseman Theatre), CRAZY FOR THE DOG (Jean Cocteau Rep), THE MEMORY OF WATER (Cherry Lane), and KEELY AND DU (Boomerang). She toured in productions of AS YOU LIKE IT and THE COMEDY OF ERRORS. Karen lives in Nashville with her husband and their eight-year-old son.
JACKIE WELCH-SCHLICHER (Donna) has stage credits including performances with Tennessee Repertory Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Atlanta’s Alliance Theater. Local credits include roles in A RAISIN IN THE SUN (Nashville Repertory Theater), MACBETH, NUNSENSE, BOESMAN & LENA, LIZARD OF TARSUS, and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. In addition to the stage, Jackie’s resume lists commercial, film (COUNTRY STRONG starring Gwyneth Paltrow) and television credits (CMT’s “Still the King”). Jackie is a longtime member of Spontaneous Comedy Company, Nashville’s premier improv comedy group.
GARRIS WIMMER * (Scott) is a ‘naturalized’ Nashvillian, having moved to Nashville to attend Belmont College in 1978 (living three floors above the Belmont Little Theatre). He was a founding company member of Tennessee Repertory Theatre and danced with the Tennessee Dance Theatre. He appeared on "Hee Haw" and was on over 1500 episodes of "Nashville Now" as a member of the award-winning Nashville Now Band. Garris left Nashville in 1991, first touring Europe in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and then moving to NYC in 1992 where he lived until returning home to Nashville in 2005. Recent credits include: Patsy in SPAMALOT and Juror #11 in TWELVE ANGRY MEN (Studio Tenn); Zell in Nate Eppler’s GOOD MONSTERS (Nashville Rep); Feste in TWELFTH NIGHT (Nashville Shakespeare Festival) and Smudge in Forever Plaid (WESTSIDE CAFE, NYC). He is thrilled to be back in the basement of his old dorm, telling this great story with some awesomely talented storytellers.
* - Denotes Member of Actors' Equity Association
This production is presented under the auspices
of the Actors' Equity Association Members' Project Code.