#CoHoSummerfest Week 1
June 15 – 18
Student Loan Debt. Goat Farm Cult. Beer & Biscuits.
MAD & A GOAT is a two-women show about one woman who, to free herself from college debt, joins a Wyoming goat farm she inherits from her occult-leader birth parents. There is seduction. There is beer. There are biscuits. And let’s not forget about the goats.
“brutally funny… commanding, utterly in-sync performances…told in equal parts narration and movement…Exciting and raw…” – Santa Barbara Independent
Written and Directed by Diana Lynn Small
Performances by Heather Johnson and Paige Tautz
Lighting Design by Rachel Alulis
Production Design by Madison Blaize-Russ and Diana Lynn Small
Developed with support from ScriptWorks’ Seed Support Fund. For more information about ScriptWorks, visit www.scriptworks.org
About the Artists
Diana Lynn Small (Writer/Director)
Diana writes, acts, and directs for the stage. She is a Co-Artistic Director of Salvage Vanguard Theater in Austin, TX with Florinda Bryant and Jenny Larson. Diana earned her MFA in playwriting from the Michener Center for Writers at UT Austin. Her two-woman show Mad & a Goat has toured to six cities since it was developed in 2013. Her play Good Day was selected for the 2015 Great Plains Conference PlayLabs, Kitchen Dog Theatre’s New Works Festival and was a finalist for the 2015 Play Penn Conference. Diana has worked with paper chairs theatre company in Austin having directed Elizabeth Doss’s play Mast and performing/dramaturging Doss’s play Poor Herman and sharing the world-premiere of her play Hot Belly with The Syndicate in NYC. She is pursuing a Master of Divinity at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Diana returns to stories about the American West, past and present. She grew up in Martinez, California three miles south of the Shell Oil Plant and three miles east of the John Muir Historic House.
Rachel Alulis (Lighting Designer) lives in Brooklyn, NY. Rachel holds an MFA in Lighting Design from UT Austin. Rachel works for the Lighting Design Group at CNN.
Heather Johnson (Performer) lives in Fort Collins, CO. Heather is the founder and Co-Producer of the Fort Collins Fringe Festival and Co-Director of La-De-Da Performing Arts.
Paige Tautz (Performer) lives in Santa Barbara, CA. Paige is a company member of Lit Moon Theater Co. in collaboration with the Bitola International Shakespeare Festival.
Deborah Small and Bethany Small