Honor Killing

Honor Killing

2016 Play-by-Play Reading: An engaging story, ripped from the headlines.

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MARCH 11 and MARCH 12, 2016

  • 8:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday Evenings
  • 2:00 p.m. Saturday Matinees

Artistic Staff Bios

SARAH BIERSTOCK (Playwright, Honor Killing) is making her playwriting debut with Honor Killing. Previously, Sarah had been welcomed to the stage of Guild Hall in East Hampton New York, acting in The Painting Play (Exxon Eats the Odalisque, Lucy Boyle), Tongues Will Wag (Sarah Azzara) and Kate Mueth’s Eve (The Neo-political Cowgirls). Off-Broadway credits include: Committed, The MusicalJacques Brel Returns, and Chess at Lincoln Center. Some favorite regional theatre credits include: the world premiere of Leonard Bernstein’s Peter Pan,NunsenseInto The Woods. National Tours: Lewis & ClarkLaura Ingalls Wilder. Film/TV: Dead of NightDeadly Devotions. Sarah most recently played Mary Hatch in It’s A Wonderful Life (Variations Theatre Group), Joan Rivers in the development of CarsonThe Musical. Sarah is a proud member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA.

PAM BERLIN (Director) New York directing credits include Endpapers at the Variety Arts Theatre, Steel Magnolias, which ran for three years off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, To Gillian On Her 37th Birthday (Ensemble Studio Theatre and Circle in the Square), The Cemetery Club (Broadway), Crossing Delancey and The Adjustment (Jewish Repertory Theatre), Joined At The Head and Pretty Fire (Manhattan Theatre Club), The Family Of Mann and The Red Address (Second Stage), Three In The Back, Two In The Head (MCC), Black Ink and Elm Circle  (Playwrights Horizons), Snowing At Delphi and Club Soda (WPA), Vita And Virginia (Zipper Theatre),Winners, Close Ties. At PTC, she directed The Miracle Worker and South Pacific. Regionally, she has directed at such theatres as the Kennedy Center, Seattle Rep, Long Wharf, Huntington, Pittsburgh Public, Pasadena Playhouse, Theatreworks Palo Alto, Virginia Stage and Portland Stage.  She has directed at the Juilliard School and New York University’s MFA Acting Program. Pamela has participated in the Sundance Theatre Institute, New York Theatre Workshop Summer Program, Cape Cod Theatre Project and Theatreworks Palo Alto New Plays Series. For six years Pam served as the President of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

BRYAN SOMMER (Stage Management) this is Sommer’s fourth season at Pioneer Theatre Company. He first worked on this stage in 2012, worked on the staged reading of Two Henrys, and is thrilled to also be back for Honor Killing. Previous productions at PTC include: A Christmas Carol, Other Desert Cities, Elf–The Musical, and Peter and the Starcatcher. Other regional credits are By the Way, Meet Vera Stark at the Goodman Theatre, and Les Misérables, King Lear, and Dracula at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Sommer is excited to be back home in Salt Lake for another fabulous production at PTC.

MCKENNA JENSEN (Stage Directions)