Director: Sarah Andrews
Assistant Director: Juliet Mylan
Stage Manager: Ezra Fockens
Set Designer: Christopher Wolfe
Intimacy Director: Heath Hyun-Houghton
Lighting Designer: Sophina Flores
Sound Designer: Aleks Hollis
Props Designer: Drew Dannhorn
Costume Designer: Liz Organ
Choreographer: Rachael Singer Brown
Starring: Naomi Jackson, Maia McCarthy, Peter Schuyler, Milo Vuksinich, Naiya Amilcar, and Jenny Tien
April 6th-30th, 2023
Sometimes the worst stories are all too real. Fuse presents the story of Nikki Kuhnhausen, a trans teen killed in a hate crime in Vancouver, WA in 2019.
In the tradition of The Laramie Project and Boys Don't Cry, Gillette’s play draws on immersive research into a heartbreakingly violent crime to create a moving, unforgettable story. Based on extensive interviews with Nikki’s family and friends, American Girl tells an all-too modern American story of addiction, homelessness, domestic abuse, sex work and murder. Brought to the stage by playwright and Fuse member Mikki Gillette, this story captures the real life struggles of our local community.
CW: gendercide, drug abuse and addiction, prostitution, domestic abuse
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