My Dad Was
fifteen Feet Tall
a world premiere
by maxim vinogradov
commissioned and produced by outvisible theatre company
presented by the hages talbot family
My Dad Was Fifteen Feet Tall
It's Halloween night, 2004:
Lucy, John, and Marlene, three teenagers who have lost touch from their childhood, embark on a bizarre quest to contact Lucy’s dead mother from beyond the grave in order to help Lucy steal her identity and flee the country. Armed with pentagrams, Ouija boards, and Tootsie Pops, the trio are interrupted by the specters of their absent fathers and the questions that linger about their departures.
My Dad was Fifteen Feet Tall is a dark comedy.
Please note the show contains adult content and the depiction of suicide, and may not be suitable for all, especially children.
Friday, July 19, 2019 at 8pm **SOLD OUT**
Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 8pm
Monday, July 22, 2019 at 8pm
Friday, July 26, 2019 at 8pm
Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 8pm
Monday, July 29, 2019 at 8pm
Friday, August 2, 2019 at 8pm
Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 8pm
Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 3pm
Meet the Cast
Anna was last seen at Outvisible in the staged reading of Ripped for the 2018 New Works Festival, and in Constellations earlier that season. Other local credits include Time Stands Still (Mandy) and Vanya, Sonya, Masha, and Spike (Nina) for Open Book Theatre. Regional credits: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Helena) for Hoosier Shakes, Peter and the Starcatcher (Molly), The Winter's Tale (Perdita), What the Butler Saw (Geraldine) for Theater at Monmouth. Anna is currently getting her MFA in Acting at Indiana University, and is so happy to be back in Michigan for the summer. You can also find her understudying the world premiere of Welcome to Paradise at The Purple Rose Theatre, and assistant directing the teen production of Macbeth at Water Works Theatre. Thank you for coming out to support local Michigan theater!
Scott Anthony Joy
Scott Anthony Joy is an Associate Artist at Outvisible where he has previously appeared in Constellations, The Last Five Years, Songs for a New World in Concert and columbinus. Other credits include: Assassins, The Glass Menagerie (Flint Repertory Theatre), South Pacific (Paper Mill Playhouse, The Muny), Saturday Night Fever (Royal Caribbean), The Goat...Sylvia? (St. Louis Actors' Studio), Macbeth (St. Louis Rep), Into the Woods, All Shook Up (Grandstreet Theatre). BFA in Musical Theatre from Webster Conservatory. Thank you to Max, Adriane, Mycah, Myles, Taylor, Robert, Anna and you for supporting live performance.
Meet the Production Team
Mycah Artis is a director focused on new work development and devised theater creation. She co-founded Serotonin Syndrome Productions, a devised theater company, and has presented original work in Detroit, Lansing, Pittsburgh, Galway and Edinburgh. She is passionate about exploring the beauty, process and difficulties of human connection through theater, both on the stage and in unconventional locations. Recent credits include: 2019 & 2018 Detroit New Works Festival (Outvisible); Crooked Women (Creator); and The Harrowing (A Host of People) - mycahartiscreative.com
Harley Miah is a professional in the entertainment technology industry. He is a freelance lighting programmer for a large number of nightclubs, concerts and festivals across the country, and the chief lighting designer for IKO Global Productions. Harley has designed lights for all of the shows at Outvisible since it's inception in 2016. He is also the resident lighting designer for the Open Book Theatre Company in Trenton, where he designed the lights for all the shows in Open Book’s shows and earned a Wilde Award for Best Design - Lights for his work on Red in 2015. When not working in the theater, Harley spends his time painting, building Lego stages, loitering in museums, and seeing as many shows as he can in this great theatre community we have in Southeast Michigan. He hopes you do the same.
Maxim Vinogradov is making his Outvisible debut with My Dad was Fifteen Feet Tall. He is the Resident Playwright at the Slipstream Theatre Initiative and a University of Michigan alum. His plays have been produced across the Midwest, winning the Wilde Award, Kennedy Center NAPAT, and three Hopwoods in Drama. Other works include A Night of Stars with Tennessee Williams and Lost in 3 Pines.
Taylor is thrilled to be back at Outvisible after appearing in last seasons staged reading of Columbinus. Other favorite roles include Anne in the Diary of Anne Frank (Jewish Ensemble Theatre), Molly in Peter and the Starcatcher (Open Book Theatre Company), and #8 in The Wolves (Flint Repertory Theatre). Taylor also works as a teaching artist and is the drama club director at Hazel Park High School. All my love to Kyle, Georgie, and Team Morrow! #theluckyfew
Robert Schorr is relatively new to the Michigan theater scene, making his debut in 2017 in the Open Book Theatre's production of Good People. He has also appeared in Outvisible Theatre’s production of A Human Being Died That Night, as well as productions by Monster Box Theatre and The Penny Seats. He is recently appeared as Duncan and Lord Capulet with the Michigan Shakespeare Festival Touring Company. Robert is a graduate of the Actors Studio Drama School (MFA) and has trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, both in New York.