by Bill Rogers
Member of the Dramatists
guild of America, Inc.
"Politics & Poverty:
this town's fixin' to explode."
a dark comedy
Directed by Herman Johansen
Oct 7 - 23, 2022
(Preview Oct 6, 2022)
(it's the summer of 2010, and a small Missouri town is dying, hemorrhaging jobs, population, and civility. Many of the people who remain are confused, frightened, and looking for scapegoats to blame for their troubles.
Several of the town’s angriest men have formed the Eagles of Liberty militia to battle those they blame for unemployment, changing demographics, and what they perceive as the conspiracy to destroy traditional American values.
From the playwright
history teaches that times of economic hardship and rapid change often breed violence. those looking for simple answers to complex questions may seek out scapegoats to blame for their troubles
history shows that society ignores or minimizes the threat posed by such groups at its peril.
Bill Rogers is a writer and educator who has won a number of awards as a
playwright and for teaching history and English in colleges in the United
States and Australia. He has written four full-length plays, the book and
lyrics for a full-length musical, two sixty-minute plays, four ten-minute plays,
and a radio play. He is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America and
now resides with his wife, Janet, in San Diego, California.
Meet the Team
Jeff Dolecek is thrilled to return to the Actors Studio 66 following his role as Cole in Keely and Du. He has been on numerous NM stages including: Albuquerque Little Theater, Vortex, The Adobe, Aux Dog, American Southwest Theater Company, the New Mexico Actors Lab , most recently appearing in the New Mexico Shakespeare Festival’s production of As You Like It. Jeff began his career in Chicago on countless stages and church basements after being degreed in theater from Valparaiso University.
- Deena Ducey
After graduating from Boston University in 2001, Christine relocated to New York City to pursue acting. She began her career as a comedic improvisational actor, performing in venues including The New York Comedy Club, The Kraine theater, and The Tank theater. In 2006, she won the Best Actress award presented by The Looking Glass Theatre for her portrayal of "Linny" in Hustlers. She then went on to work with several other NYC theater companies, performing regularly with The 52nd Street
Project and Falconworks Artists Group. Christine is now based in Southern Indiana and travels the country for work in theatre, commercials and film.
- caldwell ducey
Joseph Levy is a 21 year old college student born and raised here in Albuquerque.
A long time appreciator of theater and the arts, he hasn't performed since children’s theater - more than a decade ago. Joseph's looking forward to show y’all Caldwell, in Caldwell's Bomb.
joel daniel miller
- Jimbo Jolley
Joel Daniel Miller has been performing on various Albuquerque stages for nearly twenty years. His acting credits include roles in Trevor, Hamlet, Remembering Darwin, A Tuna Christmas, An American Daughter, The Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet (Vortex Theatre); Honky Tonk Hissy Fit, Sure Thing, Harvey, The Book of Will, Doublewide Texas (Adobe Theater); Rumors (ALT); The Glitter Girls, Glengarry Glen Ross, Bullshot Crummond, Circle Mirror Transformation (EMCT); The Fable Factory (Theatre-in-the-Making); and numerous others. Joel is the co-facilitator for the Albuquerque Theatre Guild's Playwright Circle, which does monthly readings of new works and scripts-in-progress by New Mexico authors.
rebecca lynn farrell
- deena understudy
Rebecca Lynn Farrell is a New Mexico based actor known for her roles in A Beautiful Nothing, Muffler Bruthlers, and Letters to a Dead Poet, among others. She started her acting journey in 2018 and is passionate about her craft. She finds inspiration from watching and learning from other actors, directors, writers, crew members and from the daily experiences life brings.
Herman Johansen is an actor, director and writer based in New Mexico. TV credits include Big Sky, films include Dead for a Dollar and The Land. Theatre credits include The Odd Couple (with George Wendt), The Front Page, Omnium Gatherum, Fiddler on the Roof, The Master Builder, Copenhagen, American Buffalo, Free Man of Color, The Boys Next Door and Brighton Beach Memoirs, Dial M for Murder, Noises Off, Of Mice and Men, Moon Over Buffalo, Arsenic and Old Lace, Harvey and Leading Ladies. Directing credits include Keely and Du, Man of La Mancha, Our Town, Caldwell’s Bomb and Agnes of God.
Member: AEA, SAG-AFTRA. www.hermanjohansen.com
- Stage manager
As a mother, Financial Assistant, and Stage Manager Cynthia feels her purpose is to help. Her late husband’s spirit combined with a New York attitude, lets Cynthia know that she can.
Jacob Dunlap has been working in the theatre for over 20 years. He has worked in many areas, but is always happy to return to his true love of costuming, and working backstage with actors.
Andrew is a student at a local high school who is interested in the theater. He has
been assisting with the set and other behind the scenes work for Caldwell's Bomb which we greatly appreciate.
- props designer
Ricky is new to the theatre scene and has only done a couple shows as a stage manager. He is thankful to have this opportunity working on Keely and Du and looks forward to more shows in the future.
- graphic designer
Vezweena a part-time graphic designer with a degree in Strategic Communication. When she'snot working on railroad tracks, she is working on different graphic designs or her kachibis comic stripe. Vezween has worked on all forms of media prints (cards, calendars, posters, etc.), logos, and other designs for more than 10 years now.
- light & sound designer
Over the course of Tim's theatrical career he has participated in all phases of a production. Starting as an actor he progressed to the technical side early on and has since taken out national and international tours and worked in award winning theaters in Minneapolis, South Florida, New York and California and now here in Albuquerque. He is extremely proud to be a Founding Board member of Actors Studio 66.
- scenic painter
Linda Wilson moved to Abq from the East Coast in 2009 and stumbled into the theater world here via the Adobe Theater in 2011. Since then she has worked as a scenic painter, props person, designer and even an actor in well over 60 productions. She is thrilled to be a part of Keely and Du and to work with Actors Studio 66 on this socially relevant play.