CAST
NARRATORS: Thom Pasculli*, Regina Victor
THE MOTHER GODDESS: Dana Murphy*, Katie Mazzini*
THE DAUGHTER GODDESS: McCambridge Dowd-Whipple*, Nigel Brown*
SKYSCRAPER: Alex Rodriguez*
THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY: Claire Bauman*, Cooper Forsman*, Anastasia Narrajos, Kelly Nesheim*, Willa-Marie O’Donnell, Julia Santha, K.T. Shivak, Lauren Torian
MUSICIANS: Mark Messing, Stephanie Pasculli
PARTICIPANT LEADERS: Cynthia Castiglione, Tria Smith

CREATIVE TEAM
DIRECTORS: Jessica Thebus, Thom Pasculli*
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Tria Smith
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Julia Santha
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Sam Virgilio
STAGE MANAGER: Dina Klahn*
COMPOSER: Mark Messing
STILT CHOREOGRAPHY: Kristina Isabelle
ORIGINAL TEXT FROM: Sarah Ruhl & Morgan McNaught
DRAMATURG: Regina Victor
OPERATIONS MANAGER: Auriel Jones
BUILD INTERNS: Gabe Wexler, Augustus Post, Celia Garb.
EXTENDED BUILD TEAM: Nicole Nienow, Odessa Glaza, Ellie Terrell

DEMETER/MOTHER COSTUME DESIGN by Sue Haas, created in collaboration with Joel Klaff, John Diekmann (Workroom Couture Home) and Grace Duval Johnston.
PERSEPHONE/DAUGHTER COSTUME DESIGN by Kristy Hall, created in collaboration with Grace DuVall Johnston with Special felted contribution from Marina Rheault Post from Studio M for Good.

ZEUS/BIRD/FLOWER/PARTICIPANT COSTUMES designed and built by K.T. Shivak

BAND COSTUMES/FISH PUPPETS/BUILDINGS & PERSEPHONE’S CROWN designed and built by Jackie Valdez.

SKYSCRAPER/THRONE/SOUND CART designed and built by Evan Barr

*indicates Walkabout Company member

SPECIAL THANKS to Blair Thomas for puppet consultation, Carolyn Rosenberg, Joel Klaff and John Diekmann.

ADDITIONAL THANKS to our POMEGRANATE RING members, a dedicated group contributing to the success of A Persephone Pageant!  Thank you to Adrienne King, Anna Minkov, David Rubin, Jeffrey Ginsberg, Jessica Thebus, Joe Vlahovic, John Tapper, Karen Slimmon, Kathleen Fabiny, Max Truax and Lyndsay Kane, Natalie Tessler, Rainn Wilson & Holly Reinhorn, Tara Marsh, Ted Smith, and Thea Goodman.

A PERSEPHONE PAGEANT was developed in partnership with the Center for Humans and Nature; in residence at the Chicago Performance Lab, Theater and Performance Studies at the University of Chicago; Links Hall; and Berger Park. Additional support for Walkabout Theater Company is provided by the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events CityArts Program.