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The State of Tennessee ()

Produced by

MinMar Gaslight Productions

Playwright: Steven Elliott Jackson
Director: Steven Elliott Jackson


Bob Nasmith Innovation Backspace


June 20th, 2013 – June 29th, 2013


1983.  A young playwright travels to Key West, Florida, in an attempt to learn how to  write plays better from the greatest playwright of his time, Tennessee Williams.  It is the story of two men, Williams, far past his greatest works, struggling to write his next play while fearing for his mortality and the young playwright, forced to examine himself, why he writes and finally to see the world that is truly his own.  Facing the entrapments of their art, the weaknesses and faults that will set them back and the reality of their relationships, the two playwrights forge ahead and try to find what all writers seek:  Truth. (


Will van der Zyl Tennessee Williams
Holm Bradwell Steve
Judy Gans Mother
Kate McDonald Girl / Rose
Marisa King Spirit
Olivia Jon Maid / Sarah
Donovan Jackson Wallace / Pedro / Mr. Koslowski

Creative Team

Steven Elliott Jackson Playwright
Steven Elliott Jackson Director
Carolyn Carr Lighting Designer
Stephen English Costume Designer


Todd Davies Stage Manager
Carolyn Carr Assistant Stage Manager
Kate McDonald Props
Scott Griffin Sound Engineer
Geo Romolo Photographer
Todd Davies Producer


Colin Harris Venue Technician