By Rachel Teagle
Directed by Joshua M. Feder

Childhood dreams have all come true, and the world is full of astronauts, ballerinas, and princesses. It’s a glorious new world for everyone but Jess, who wanted to be a mastodon when she grew up. An offbeat comedy about ambition, vocation, and restlessness.

January 24-27, 2024
Jackie Liebergott Black Box 

All performances open to the public

Run Time: TBA

Content Advisory: This play contains guns and sounds of gunfire, a reference toward domestic violence, discussions of terminal illness, homophobic microaggressions, and racially insensitive language.

Sensory Advisory: TBA

Creative Team

Scenic Design

Harvey Johnson

Costume Design

Ariana Dookhran

Lighting Design

Mia Moore

Sound Design

Jo Williams

Props Lead

Lauren Corcuera


Delene Beauchamp


Grace DiNatale


Kailey Pelletier


Sofia Lindgren Galloway

A note from the
Director, Joshua M. Feder

Coming Soon

A note from the
Dramaturg, Sofia Lindgren Galloway

Coming Soon

Meet the

Clarence / Clint & Chorus – SPENCER DANIEL
Delores & Chorus – ZOE HALPERIN
Pat / Thomas Jefferson & Chorus – ALEXANDER SERINO
Tracy / Comte de Buffon & Chorus – ARIEL COLEMAN
Inga / Charles Wilson Peale & Chorus – ANNA BAKER
Buster / History Narrator & Chorus – ASA DUPRAS
Paula / Paleontologist 1 / Lewis & Chorus – DAKOTA FRYE
Norman / Paleontologist 2 / Clark & Chorus – CHAD FRUSCIONE


Clarence / Clint & Chorus – CHAD FRUSCIONE
Inga & Others / Delores & Others / Chorus – JULIET SIMON
Tracy & Others / Paula & Others / Chorus – BRIDGET DEVINE
Pat & Others / Norman & Others / Chorus – NATE OAKS
Buster & Others / Chorus – EM SALZMAN

Meet the
Artistic and Production Staff

Assistant Director — MADDIE THORPE
Assistant Director –– JACK WHITLOW
Assistant Costume Designer — MADELINE HENRY
Wardrobe Supervisor — ALEXA PETERSON-ISMAIL
Assistant Lighting Designer — ARTHUR MANSAVAGE
Production Electrician — DAVIS KRANCHALK
Lead Electrician — MATT DANDINO
Assistant Sound Designer –– SPENCER SWETLOW
Production Sound Engineer — SARAH MILLER
Assistant Production Sound Engineer –– SKYLAR D’AMORE
Assistant Props Lead — ANTON SANTIAGO
Puppet Designer –– DELENE BEAUCHAMP
Assistant Puppet Designer –– NICOLE VOTA
Assistant Stage Manager — HALLE HART
2nd Assistant Stage Manager — OLIVER WORNER
Production Assistant — MARIANA MORALES
Associate Production Supervisor — ALAYNA DOMBOSKI
Associate Production Supervisor –– ALEX LEWIS
Assistant Production Supervisor — MAC MEDEIROS
Company Manager — MATTHEW GUERBER
Assistant Company Manager — DAVID ESTABROOKS
Assistant Company Manager — AMALIA SANDINE
Run Crew
Coming soon

Cast Bios

ANNA BAKER (pronouns) — Inga / Charles Wilson Peale & Chorus

Bio coming soon!

ARIEL COLEMAN (pronouns) — Tracy / Comte de Buffon & Chorus

Bio coming soon!

SPENCER DANIEL (pronouns) — Clarence / Clint & Chorus

Bio coming soon!

BRIDGET DEVINE (pronouns) — U/S Tracy & Others / Paula & Others / Chorus

Bio coming soon!

ASA DUPRAS — Buster / History Narrator & Chorus

Bio coming soon!

CHAD FRUSCIONE (pronouns) — Norman / Paleontologist 2/ Clark & Chorus , U/S Clarence / Clint & Chorus

Bio coming soon!

DAKOTA FRYE (pronouns) — Paula / Paleontologist 1/ Lewis & Chorus , Jess

Bio coming soon!

ZOE HALPERIN (pronouns) — Delores & Chorus

Bio coming soon!

SOPHIA INEZ (pronouns) — Jess

Bio coming soon!

NATE OAKS (pronouns) — U/S Pat & Others / Norman & Others / Chorus

Bio coming soon!

EM SALZMAN (pronouns) — U/S Buster & Others / Chorus

Bio coming soon!

ALEXANDER SERINO (pronouns) — Pat / Thomas Jefferson & Chorus

Bio coming soon!

JULIET SIMON (pronouns) — U/S Inga & Others / Delores & Others / Chorus

Bio coming soon!

Creative Team Bios

JOSHUA M. FEDER (pronouns) — Director
Bio coming soon!

RACHEL TEAGLE (she/her) — Playwright
Rachel Teagle is a playwright, librettist, and comedian who grew up in the Silicon Valley, moved around the country, and settled in Minnesota. She helped found the Atlanta Fringe Festival and the Twin Cities Playwright Cabal. She was awarded the Leah Ryan’s Fund for Emerging Women Writers prize for her play The Ever and After. Her play The Impracticality of Modern-Day Mastodons had its world premiere with Theatre Lab in September, 2021. She currently resides in St. Paul with her family.

HARVEY JOHNSON (pronouns) — Scenic Designer
BFA ’24 Theatre Design & Technology. Bio coming soon!

ARIANA DOOKHRAN (pronouns) — Costume Designer
BFA ’24 Theatre Design & Technology. Bio coming soon!

MIA MOORE (pronouns) — Lighting Designer
BFA ’24 Theatre Design & Technology. Bio coming soon!

JO WILLIAMS (pronouns) — Sound Designer
BFA ’24 Theatre Design & Technology. Bio coming soon!

LAUREN CORCUERA (pronouns) — Props Lead
Bio coming soon!

DELENE BEAUCHAMP (pronouns) –– Puppet Designer
BFA ’24 Stage & Production Management. Bio coming soon!

GRACE DINATALE (pronouns) — Stage Manager
BFA ’24 Stage & Production Management. Bio coming soon!

KAILEY PELLETIER (pronouns) — Production Supervisor
BFA ’24 Stage & Production Management. Bio coming soon!

SOFIA GALLOWAY (pronouns) — Dramaturg
MFA ’24 Theatre Education and Applied Theatre. Bio coming soon!

Meet the
Emerson Stage Staff


Artistic Director — Annie G. Levy
General Manager — David Colfer
Assistant General Manager — Joshua M. Feder
Production Manager — Timothey Sullivan
Technical Director — Kristin Knutson
Head Carpenter
— Connor Thompson
Scenic Painter
— Joe Keener
Props Director
— Ryan Bates
Assistant Properties Manager
— Lauren Corcuera
Costume Shop Supervisor
— Richelle Devereaux-Murray
Assistant Costume Shop Supervisor
— Becky Pieroth
— Laurie Bramhall
Electrics Advisor — Nicole Cerra
Resident Sound Designer
— Elizabeth Cahill
Sound Technician
— Julie Beaulieu


Stage and Production Management — Debra A. Acquavella
Scenic Design — Baron Pugh
Scenic Painting — Joe Keener
Costume Design — Tristan Raines
Lighting Design — Scott Pinkney
Sound Design — ​Elizabeth Cahill
Fight & Intimacy — Ted Hewlett
Dramaturgy — ​Alexandra Juckno
Vocal Coach — ​TBD

Student Staff

Emerson Stage Office Assistants — Jake Tolentino, Kayla Copping, Alayna Domboski, Samantha Duggan, Karli Fisher, Carly Mentis
Production Management Assistants — Blake Berggren, Esther Chilson
Videographers — Xiao Chen, Ethan West
Scenic Technicians — Casper Apodaca, Cora Glazer, Davis Kranchalk, Bee LaClair, Oscar McQuilkin, Harley Novy, Mercedes Suarez, Elise Tuckwood
Scenic Artists/Painters — Rayan Afif, Nel Blinman, Paige Boyon, Elizabeth Fuire, Sophia Inez Bulbulia, Katherine Kendrick, Elizabeth Nunnery, Leo Servetar, David Staats, Charlize Tabrizi
Paint Shop Assistant
— Maggie Stewart
Prop Shop Assistant
— Delene Beauchamp, Amaya Gonzalez-Mollmann, Oliver Hawke, Mariel Richardson, Ava Scanlon, Mercy Suarez
Stitchers — Izzy Bacallao, David Estabrooks, Madeline Henry, Amanda Jacobson, Lorence Jones-Perpich, Heidi Keithahn, Alexa Peterson-Ismail, David Schell, Ava-Sofia Settoon, Anna Ten Eyck, Nina Turovsky
Laundry Assistants — Angelina Parillo
Stock Attendants — Sierra Bivins, Isabella Fortebuono, Ashleigh Jones, Lucile Lyon
Crafts — Wei Zhao
Light Lab Inventory Assistant — Eli Goldberg