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The Jazz Age

Jazz_age

“The parties were bigger. The pace was faster, the shows were broader, the buildings were higher, the morals were looser.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald

You are cordially invited to travel in time with Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, to the intersection of extravagance and courage, where you will catch a glimpse of the dreamy heroines of their stories, and immerse yourself in the beautiful atmosphere of luxury and carelessness that defined the Roaring Twenties.

The 18th amendment sparked a world of wild parties, organized crime and lavish spending. The economy boomed while speakeasies bustled with the secretive underworld of gangsters, bootleggers and flappers.

Escape to a decadent party at Prohibition Supperclub & Bar, housed in the historic building that was once Houston’s Isis Theater. The Moonlight Dolls present to you, The Jazz Age: a modern, glamorous and site-specific collaboration of dance, theatre and comedy, filled with evocative jazz music, where you can party with the infamous and glittering Lost Generation.

 

 

The Jazz Age Gallery

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Cast

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Ernest Hemingway
Ryan Adam Wells
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
Nick Greer
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Zelda Fitzgerald
Alli Miller
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Daisy Buchanan
Abby Cadabra
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Catherine Barkley
Kitty Dior

 

 

ENSEMBLE

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Ariel Airheart
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Daisy L’Amour
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John Forgy
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Miss Lola J
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Monse Dial

Scarlette

Siri Siren

Violet Noir

 

 

Show Director

jodieJodie Brooke was born outside London, UK. The great granddaughter of a music hall producer and daughter of a jazz club founder, she has spent her life in theatres and performance venues around the world. She has been directing for theatre since she put on an adaptation of Cats in a French villa at age 6. By age 19 she had directed numerous shows including a sell-out production of Beauty and the Beast in Recife, Brazil. In the UK she interned at several London theatre companies and the West Yorkshire Playhouse, where she went on to work as Assistant to the Director of New Writing. She later returned to the WYP to direct a new short play, One Bed Flat, by Portuguese playwright José Maria Vieira Mendes, for the Janus Festival of New European Theatre Writing.

Whilst studying in Leeds, UK, for BA and MA degrees in theatre, languages and literature, she worked as an Assistant Director at the Edinburgh Festival, on some extreme immersive and site-specific projects, wrote and directed four plays and directed two sell-out productions of The Vagina
Monologues at the Leeds City Varieties Music Hall. She worked on a UK theatre tour as Associate Director and returned to Leeds as Assistant Director for the festival 50 Years of Performing Pinter, working alongside Harold Pinter and the Belarus Free Theatre.

In Lisbon, Portugal, she directed Frogs, by Aristophanes, whilst studying Performing Arts, and working as an actress and model. In Lisbon she first saw the physical theatre and circus work of Chapitô, which remains an influence on her work. She made a temporary shift into big budget Event Management, managing tradeshows and events in Europe and Dubai, for Christie Digital, official Technical Partner of the Cannes Film Festival.