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5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche

by Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood

August 10-20, 2017

Back by Popular Demand

STILL HUNGRY?  Have another serving of 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche.



It’s 1956 and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast. Will they be able to keep their cool when Communists threaten their idyllic town?



Emily Belvo (Ginny) started her acting career with Eckerd Theater Company, a touring children’s theater group dedicated to educating children of all ages. Emily has acted in the Tampa area for the past 7 years and has worked with such companies as Hat Trick Theatre Productions (Wait Until Dark, Unnecessary Farce, Proof), Tampa Repertory Theatre (The Children’s Hour, Hamlet), Stageworks Theatre (Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche), Jobsite Theater (As You Like It, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Occupation, Orlando), and The Space (The Laramie Project). Emily is excited to be with her Sisters again for these performances of Five Lesbians Eating A Quiche and truly hopes you enjoy the show!

Jaime Giangrande-Holcom is thrilled to be working along side the wonderful people of Stageworks Theatre again. She is a Brooklyn native and a graduate of USF’s School of Theater and Dance. She has been performing, directing, stage-managing and teaching in the Bay area for last 13 years.  Jaime has worked in theaters throughout New York and Orlando.  Some of her other favorite performances include the American Premier of When We Were Singing, The Rocky Horror Show, Comedy of Errors, Noises Off, Guys and Dolls,Gorey Stories, Drunken City and Return to the Forbidden Planet. She is also an active member with the sketch comedy troupe Some Sort of Show. She would also like to thank her family, friends for their love and support and her amazing and disgustingly talented husband Chris for being her biggest supporter. M.T.L.I

Kari Goetz (Lulie) is thrilled to be back at Stageworks as one of the five fabulous women! Previously, Kari performed in the encore production of Sylvia as everybody’s favorite dog. A professional actor from the age of 11 when Shamu splashed her in a Sea World commercial (this was before that was politically incorrect), she has scores of film, television and stage credits to her name. Occasionally, she really gets to have fun and directs. A graduate of UF with a BFA in theater, and an MA in Communication from USF, Kari has focused on comedy improvisation as a business communication tool and taught at The Second City and the USF Muma College of Business.All of this makes her uniquely qualified to be the Director of Marketing at Tampa International Airport (or that’s what she tells people).  Kari lives in Seminole Heights with her groovy husband Crawford Long, their really cute and increasingly stubborn toddler, and too many animals to actually keep track of anymore. Finally, Kari is ever so grateful that she chatted up that kid with with the John Lennon glasses and the suede vest in theater school a couple of decades ago, because John Pinckard is more than her bestie, her sounding board, the officiant of her wedding, and the guy telling her what to do in this show – he is also one of the most profoundly creative people she’s ever had the honor to know. RESPECT THE EGG!

Karla is awesome

Producing Artistic Director

Karla Hartley (Vern) is currently the Producing Artistic Director of  Stageworks Theatre and an adjunct professor at The University of Tampa.  She has directed, designed and performed in countless shows around the nation for the last 25 years.  Acting credits include Drew in Girl Bar, Gertrude Stein in Gertrude and Alice, Stage Manager in Our Town,  Aunt Dan in Aunt Dan and Lemon, Eddie and Doctor Scott in The Rocky Horror Show, Jessie in ‘Night Mother and, most recently, Murray in The Odd Couple.  She is thrilled to be sharing the stage with so many talented women.

Nicole Jeannine Smith is an independent theatre artist who has spent the past couple of years traveling between Tampa and Cincinnati to pursue acting opportunities. Most recently, Nicole served as the Assistant Producer of the very first Tampa International Fringe Festival, in which she also performed a self-written solo piece entitled “Lady Love”. She has spent the majority of her professional acting career working in theatres across the Tampa Bay Area after graduating from USF with a BA in Theatre in 2006. Some of her favorite roles in Florida include Marmaduke Bonthrop Shelmerdine Esquire/Ensemble in Jobsite Theater’s “Orlando”, Bessie in Urbanite Theatre’s production of “The Drowning Girls”, and Agnes in Stageworks Theatre’s “The Divine Sister”. In 2014, Nicole won a Creative Loafing “Best of the Bay” award for her solo performance of “4.48 Psychosis” directed by Giles Davies at Jobsite. She also proudly serves as an Artistic Associate for Jobsite Theater. Visit her at www.nicolejeanninesmith.com

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