The Pink Unicorn by Elise Forier Edie is an award-winning solo theatre piece that tells the story of a Christian widow, living in a small Texas town, whose life is thrown into turmoil when her teenage daughter announces she is genderqueer and starting a chapter of the Gay and Straight Alliance at the local high school.
In this production the actor playing Trisha will be performing live while being live composited into a virtual world as you watch along from the comfort of your own home. Just like any good live performance, once it's done, it fades into our memories.
Presented as a LIVE virtual performance
Robyn Calhoun (Trisha Lee) is originally from California, she has lived all over the world before settling in Iowa City, where she has had the opportunity to work on many stages. Most recently, she’s been seen in three live-streamed readings for Mirrorbox Theatre’s Out The Box series. Prior to COVID, she appeared (in person!) on the Riverside Festival Stage, at the CCPA with City Circle, at the University of Iowa, and in all kinds of interesting found spaces with Crooked Path. Favorite roles include Tess in Marjorie Prime; Barbara in August: Osage County; Sarah in Company, and Dotty in Noises Off! She’s excited and honored to be sharing this story, and is especially pleased that it will be available for anyone, anywhere to watch. Or maybe she’s just trying to find the silver lining in the black cloud of this terrible pandemic. She sends warm thanks to the fabulous crew for making this show what it is!
Spencer Clouse (Director, Sound & Media Designer) is extatic to be bringing this amazing play to the virtual world for all to enjoy from the comfort of their own living rooms. This play holds a special place in Spencer’s heart as he was a part of one of the early prodcutions of this play. He was the stage manager that originated the Ellensburg, WA production of The Pink Unicorn that eventually moved to the United Solo Theatre Festival in NYC in November 2013. Spencer could not imagine making his directorial debut with any other show than this show. A special thank you to Elise Forier Edie for creating this amazing piece of theatre. And thank you to YOU, our audience, without you we wouldn’t have live performance.
Elise Forier Edie (Playwright) is an award-winning author and playwright based in Los Angeles. Her scripts have been produced all over North America, from New York to Los Angeles, and in far flung places like Jonesboro, Arkansas and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. You can find out more about her work by visiting her website eliseforieredie.com
Hallie Patterson (Technical Director, Livestream Operator) is a technician and stage manager working towards her MFA at The University of Iowa. She recently relocated from Philadelphia, PA where she worked as an events manager, carpenter, and technician. She is very excited to work on this project with a show and team that is close to her heart.
Brian B. Johnson (Costume, & Hair Designer) is an NYC based Freelance Costume Designer, who also works at Wicked in their Wardrobe Department. NYC Productions: My Princess Diana: the Musical (Associate Designer), Enter Laughing (Assistant Designer). Regional/Tour: Into the Woods (Costume Designer, WWCA), R&H Cinderella (Assistant Designer, 2nd National tour 2017-19 and Papermill Playhouse 2019), Peter Pan Jr. (Costume Designer, Ogunquit Playhouse), and Winnie the Pooh Jr. (Costume Designer, Ogunquit Playhouse). Brian has also worked as a Wardrobe Supervisor on R&H Cinderella (2nd National Tour 2015-17), Joseph...Dreamcoat (Troika Tour), Cheers! Live on Stage (Troika Tour), and Forbidden Broadway: Comes out Swing (Off-Broadway). He is thrilled to be part of this amazing production and company, and also adventuring into the virtual theatre world.
Dylan Nicole Martin (Production Stage Manager) is a first-year MFA stage manager at the University of Iowa. Since graduating from the University of Northern Iowa in 2016 with a BA in Theatre Design and Production they have been teaching and stage managing in the Twin Cities. Dylan wants to acknowledge that this production takes place on the occupied land of the sovereign Native tribes who continue to live and thrive in Iowa. For a full list of these tribes, please visit https://english.uiowa.edu/about/ui-acknowledgement-land-and-sovereignty. Black Lives Matter.