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Human at Heart
Written by Stacy Ann Strang
Directed by Assunta Kent

Heavenly? Match
Written by Jack Fossett
Directed by Assunta Kent

This production was entered in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) XXXIX.

Publication Date

Spring 2-2007


Gorham, ME


Theatre, University of Southern Maine Department of Theatre, Theatre Program, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival


Arts and Humanities | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History



Pinky ... Jessica Dummich
Hot Line Worker ... Michal Lynne Merrill
Georgia ... Casey Turner

"I wrote Human at Heart about a year ago as a ten-minute play for my playwriting class. I actually took the course by accident; I needed a last-minute filler class, but I came to realize that I really enjoyed it.

"I've always been disheartened that there are so few readily available comedic roles for women; on the whole, men tend to get the long end of the stick with comedies. So I wrote roles that I would want to play: silly roles with strange characters, almost a modern day Odd Couple with a twist. Pinky actually comes from a character that I use in my improv and Goths have always fascinated me. The Phone Sex Lady grew out of a comment I received in a class when I was referred to as "sensual, yet awkward." I wanted to create a character from that phrase. This is a fun show-- though there are meaningful undertones--the main objective should be to enjoy yourself!" - Stacy Ann Strang


Jenny ... Autumn Rose
Guy ... Joe Bearor
Magdalen ... Nadia Soliman
Judas ... Travis Curran
Casey ... Michal Lynne Merrill
Dan ... Nate Speckman
Old Man ... Gary Thayer
Businessman ... Gary Thayer

"I have found in my life that it is important to have a sense of humor about things. This is not just because laughing is fantastically freakin' fun, but also because I think it is a necessity in our stressful hives to ensure that we all don't totally lose it. It is for this reason that I chose to take a satiric look at religion-- an aspect of the world that has unfortunately and inadvertently (or at least I'd like to think) brought as much pain and suffering as it has JOY and enlightenment.

"Heavenly? Match is not intended to offend those who have strict beliefs, but rather to challenge their unwavering 'no fun policy' in regard to something that many will still kill for, without question. If more of us were able to step back and laugh at these beliefs peace might not be such an impossible dream." - Jack Fossett

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Student-Written One Act Plays: Human at Heart & Heavenly Match