Dear Donald /
Dear Hillary (Their Secret Correspondence)
by Intrepid Artists: Sally Vahle and Bob Hess
Premiered online Mon 10/4/21 10p CT
The play, satirical, comedic and political, takes liberties, for laughs, with the biographies of the famous political rivals. What if they were assigned to be pen pals as second-graders? In their heretofore undiscovered personal letters spanning half a century, right up to November 2020, we see their awkward friendship wax and wane in letters that borrow liberally (not conservatively) from Trump and Clinton's actual public dialogue. You might be surprised who gets the last word!
Winner of the Standard Bank Ovation Award at the National Arts Festival of South Africa 2021.
Sally Nystuen Vahle - Actress
Sally is a member (12 years) of the 2017 Tony Award Winning Dallas Theatre Center's Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting Company. She is a 2011 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Award recipient, Co-Founder of Dallas' Kitchen Dog Theater, and she works extensively in broadcast/voice-over. Sally is proud to serve the University of North Texas Department of Theater as Professor of Acting and Voice.
Bob Hess - Actor
Bob has appeared in nearly every stage in Dallas, Texas Metroplex over the last 40 years, with over 100 professional productions under his belt and many acting awards to his credit. In addition to his stage work, Bob has extensive credits as an actor in film, television and VoiceOver. He serves the University of North Texas as Assistant Professor of Acting.
Elaine Liner - Playwright
Elaine left a long career as an award-winning arts and media critic in 2013 to become a novelist, playwright, and solo performer. Elaine's two-act comedy Finishing School, published 2019 by Dramatic Publishing, debuted in 2017 at Elkhart Civic Theatre (IN), winning that year's NewPlayFest at the American Association of Community Theatres, and has been performed at theaters in Minnesota and Nebraska. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild.
Donna Marquet - Scenic Designer
Ms. Marquet's scenic designs have been seen on stages throughout theatres in Dallas Metroplex and the US. Her television credits include Art Department Coordinator and graphic designer for various Nickelodeon shows. Donna is Senior Lecturer in Scenic Design for UNT Theatre.
Adam Chamberlin - Lighting & Sound Designer
Adam the Director of Production for Amaranth Contemporary Dance, and Resident Lighting Designer and Technical Director for the Latin Ballet of Virginia. His lighting designs for theatre and dance have been seen across the US. Adam is Associate Professor of Lighting and Sound for UNT Theatre.
SUGGESTED AGE RANGE
Minor Amount of Adult Language