The Private Ear


by Peter Shaffer

Directed by Javen Tanner

September 19th – October 4th
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center


Topher Rasmussen: Tchaik
Mitsi Kofford: Doreen
Gordon Dunn: Ted


Production Stage Manager: Penny Pendleton
Assistant Stage Manager: Ashley Hassell
Technical Director: Mike James
Lighting Design: Jaron Hermansen
Costume Design: Cherie James
Props and Set Dressing: Tara Lynn Tanner, Cherie James
Set Design: Javen Tanner
Dialect Coach: Sarah Shippobotham
Fight Director: Roger Dunbar
Public Relations: Autumn Thatcher (Pink Rain PR)


“the actors are excellent…and the visuals that director Javen Tanner and lighting designer Jaron Hermansen create are exquisite, coloring in what are mere outlines in the script. This production of The Private Ear, opening at a period in time where there are so many public scandals centering around men dehumanizing and objectifying women cuts deep. Its two male characters see its one woman as, respectively, a goddess and a potential one-night stand, neither sees her as a human being. That such an ordinary play can resonate so strongly is a testament to the deeper truth about theater: It may need playwrights to write plays, but it is a collaborative enterprise that is so much more than words on paper.” –Danny Bowes (City Weekly)

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Photos by Samantha Kofford Photography