Directed by Tasha Holmes
Performances October 15-17, 22 & 23rd and streamed live via BookTixLive.
After a shooting at a lesbian bar, as an act of resistance, Mia opens up the bar the next night. Together with bartender Rory, Rory's girlfriend Leslie, and a student named Sara they unpack what it means to queer today, the battles we're still fighting, and where to find joy.
Digital Design by Kelly Lin Hayes
Stage Manager: Bridget Reilly Beauchamp
RORY: Gia Banner
LESLIE: Amanda Espinoza
SARA: Katherine Kendrick
Giavonna Banner (she/her) is a Film and Theatre Actress, most recently known for her role in “Human Hibachi II: Feast in the Forest”. Born and raised in the suburbs surrounding Philadelphia, she spent the majority of her formative years heavily involved in theatre, competitive hip hop dance, and painting. After taking a few years off to pursue teaching and to live abroad in Ghana, she has returned to her true love – the stage.
Amanda Espinoza (she/her) is an actor and educator born and raised in West Texas. She received her MFA in Performance and Pedagogy from Texas Tech University. Her work has been seen at the Voice and Speech Trainers Association’s Identity Cabaret and at The Association for Theatre in Higher Education’s New Play Development Showcase in Chicago. She is currently the Theatre Arts Training Manager at the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis.
Kelly Hayes (she/her) is a Set Designer who has found herself drawn into the world of Virtual Set Design. This is her third production with Pulley and Buttonhole!! Past productions include Why Are You Like This?, Night Witches (!!), The Life ANd Crimes Of THe Rainbow Collective, The Mad Ones Lab and her award winning digital design for She Kills Monsters.
Tasha Holmes (she/her) is an author and actress from Fredericksburg, Virginia implanted into Philadelphia, PA. During this time of the pandemic, Tasha, like many other actors, has found creative ways to still perform in a few zoom theatre productions, including In the End (as Emmy), Why Are You Like This? (as Caller 4 & 8), Night Witches (as Irina), and Freud and His Negro (as Beth). Last Night is Tasha’s 7th production with Pulley and Buttonhole Theatre Company, and the 2nd production she has directed. She is grateful for the opportunity to work with such talented and creative people to share this story.
Rachel Lynett (she/they) is a queer Afro-Latine playwright, producer, and teaching artist. Her plays have been featured at Magic Theatre, Mirrorbox Theatre, Laboratory Theatre of Florida, Barrington Stage Company, Theatre Lab, Theatre Prometheus, Florida Studio Theatre, Laughing Pig Theatre Company, Capital Repertory Theatre, Teatro Espejo, the Kennedy Center Page to Stage festival, Theatresquared, Equity Library Theatre, Chicago, Talk Back Theatre, American Stage Theatre Company, Indiana University at Bloomington, Edgewood College, and Orlando Shakespeare Theatre. Rachel Lynett is the 2021 recipient of the Yale Drama Prize for their play, Apologies to Lorraine Hansberry (You Too August Wilson) and their plays Last Night and HE DID IT made the 2020 Kilroy’s List. Rachel Lynett is also the Artistic Director of Rachel Lynett Theatre Company and Executive Director of Page by Page.
Katie Kendrick (she/her) is a Boston and Philadelphia-based actor who has been acting since childhood. Her most recent roles include Brooke Ashton in Noises Off by Michael Frayn, Kari in The Last Sunrise of 1973 by Grace Everett, and Ismene in Ismene by Kyle Eber. She is currently training at Emerson College as a BFA Theater and Performance Major with a Comedy Writing and Performance Minor. Katie graduated from George School, where her acting training focused mainly on Sanford Meisner’s Technique. She is currently working towards her degree and pursuing opportunities to further her craft both within and outside of Emerson. She’d like to thank her peers and mentors, as well as the audiences who give her the opportunity to do this work.
Bridget Reilly Beauchamp (she/her) is the Founding Artistic Director of PBTC, and believes the silver lining of the coronavirus is getting to combine the PBTC ensemble in new and exciting ways. Not to mention finally developing some computer skills! Bridget wishes to thank her family as always, and this extraordinary group of humans for the trust they placed in one another.
Deleqúa (she/her) Singer,songwriter & actress Deleqúa was born for the stage! Growing up in Maryland while singing and acting, she ONLY dreamed of show business. Nothing else! She has released 2 albums, 1 ep, 5 singles,won many awards and been in over 15 stage plays & counting. Deleqúa made a MAJOR life choice recently making her full transition. “Life is truly a journey, and I refuse to live with regrets”-Deleqúa quote. There is so much more to come. Deleqúa is ready to keep taking the world by storm!