Blanche & Stella: A Sequela
- Shaun Leisher:28 May. 2021“ By exploring the relationship of Stella Kowalski and Blanche DuBois through a modern, queer and disabled lens, Brenner has crafted a piece of theatre that deserves to be studied and produced alongside Streetcar. This play is a cry in support of a theatre that investigates the "classics" and not just keep them protected in wax museum productions. By centering BIPOC, queer and disabled actors, this play makes a case for not just inclusive casting of these older plays but re-writing them entirely. ”
- Blanche DuBoisLate 20s,,Any Race/EthnicityCis femaleUnnervingly charming and curated. A trust-fund baby who lost it all. Desperate for love. Mother died when she was very young and was raised by an absent, yet rich, father. Uses her vanity and charm to mask the deep chasm of emptiness in her heart.
- Stella KowalskiLate 20s,,Any Race/EthnicityCis femaleBlanche's childhood best friend. A deeply closeted Military brat "married" to her job. Hardworking, sweet, empathetic, and repressed. Believes her goal in life is to make others happy—even at the expense of her own health and wellbeing. Secretly loves poetry and dance.
- Arman SultanLate 20s/Early 30s,,Pakistani-AmericanCis maleStudent at Georgetown Law. Cerebral, sensitive, but also a bro; very much identifies as a "Nice Guy." From Maryland; parents are from Pakistan.
- The Gentleman CallerLate 20s/Early 30s,,Any Race/Ethnicitytransmasculine, NonbinaryModerately successful novelist and minor celebrity. Cocky, confident, charming, but deeply sensitive underneath. Surrounds himself with beautiful women in order to mask his own internal insecurity.
- Male OfficerAny Age,,Any Race/EthnicityMale
- Female OfficerAny Age,,Any Race/EthnicityFemale
- ,Reading,The Lark2021