Pineapple and Other Options
Arizona Theatre Matters

Playwright or Screenwriter: Jeanmarie Simpson
Director: Jeanmarie Simpson
Compensation: Union & Non-Union ($350/wk)
Rehearsals Begin: October 5, 2021
Run/Shoot: November 18, 2021 – November 20, 2021
Ages: Adult
Nudity? No
Fees? No

Show Synopsis

Drenching rain pummels Nimipuu County as Helen, an idealistic middle-aged American History educator, sits alone in her kitchen recovering from a double mastectomy and looking at a pile of bills and an employment termination letter. What makes more sense than suicide? Newly retired social worker and rookie crisis hotline volunteer, AJ sits alone in the office desperate to save Helen from herself. As Helen slips between the worlds after eating a huge assortment of pills, Elizabeth “Betsy” Pennington greets Helen and takes her on a journey designed to convince her to return and invent a new kind of educational model. Pineapple and Other Options braids the stories of three women into a – literally – constructive theatrical experience.

Character Breakdown

Jan – elder, female-identifying. Any ethnicity/race. Supervisor of suicide hotline.

What To Prepare

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Additional Info

UAP/ATM creates theatre and stage to film accessible to everyone. Our work is radically inclusive – designed to be performed in profoundly theatrical contexts, wherein minority representation matters and performers’ natural orientations are less important than their artistic talents and abilities. It is our goal to empower people who have traditionally been excluded as artists and patrons, including those with disabilities, BIPOC, and those who identify as LGBTQ+. It is our conviction that the natural diversity of people necessitates a universal access approach. We are committed to the notion that art saves lives when it illuminates underrepresented and misunderstood communities, and that voices that have been historically silenced must be heard.

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Auditions By Appointment

Audition Contact

Jeanmarie (Simpson) Bishop

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Call For Crew

Stage Manager (Equity or non-Equity) - Pay rate $375/wk

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