The Grandma That Eats Everything & Other Winning Plays
The Grandma That Eats Everything & Other Winning Playsby Young Playwrights
From an acorn that’s afraid to leave the tree, to a phoenix who just can’t stop combusting, to a hand that has a mind (and mouth) of its own.
The Grandma That Eats Everything & Other Winning Plays celebrates childhood creativity and imagination. Winning plays written this past school year by playwrights in Kindergarten through 5th grade are brought to life by a cast of professional actors on FST’s stage. A beloved annual production for over 30 years, this year’s never-before-seen anthology of winning plays is filled with all-new lessons, laughs, and learning for us all.
RACHEL BIGGS grew up in Lubbock, TX. She received her BFA in Musical Theatre at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. FST: Wicked Stepmother in Cinderella. Some of her favorite roles include playing Fred Tinker, a cheerful elf, at the amusement park Santa’s Village, Jeanie in Hair, Hermia/ Snug/The Fairy in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Abridged Tour), Sadie/Kate in TEXAS!, Petra in A Little Night Music, and more! Rachel is thrilled to be an Acting Apprentice here at FST.
ADIAN CHAPMAN is a 23-year-old actor/comedian from Galax, Virginia. He is a recent graduate of Radford University with a focus in acting, directing and playwriting. His favorite roles so far are Gussie Fink Nottle in Jeeves in Bloom and Captain Mike in Wonder of the World. FST: Cinderella.
SCOTT DOUGLAS is a Sarasota native and a recent graduate of Vanderbilt University, where he studied Theatre, Psychology, and Philosophy. He has experience as an actor, director, and musician, with past credits including Spring Awakening (Director), Something Rotten! (Director), Uncle Vanya (Serebryakov), Be More Chill (Rich), and American Idiot (Saint Jimmy). Most recently, Scott worked as a teacher at Stagedoor Manor Training Center for the Performing Arts in New York. He is now an Acting Apprentice at FST.
GRACIE GILBERT is a Tennessee native and is currently an Acting Apprentice at Florida Studio Theatre! She was recently seen on the FST stage as Jingle the Elf in Deck the Halls and Tortoise in Hare and Tortoise on tour and in Bowne’s Lab through FST’s WRITE A PLAY program. Some of her favorite roles include Carnelle Scott in The Miss Firecracker Contest, Rapunzel in Into the Woods, and Sophie in Mamma Mia!
JACKSON JANOWICZ is an actor, improviser, and playwright from Indianapolis, IN. He is a proud graduate of Purdue University, where he studied acting and philosophy. Before becoming an Acting Apprentice at FST, Jackson performed onstage with the Indianapolis Shakespeare Company and at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Jackson’s play, Heaven, had its professional world premiere at American Lives Theatre this past October. FST: Deck the Halls, Hare & Tortoise.
FACIA LEE is a Florida native and has been performing since she was about 6-years-old. Her FST credits include Cinderella (playing Ella) and On The Road Again. Other credits include Macbeth (Macduff), Big Fish (Sandra and The Witch), and Mary Poppins (Mrs. Corry and the Bird Woman). Facia attended Florida School of the Arts for her AS and AA degrees in musical theatre, then transferred to Palm Beach Atlantic University to receive her BA in Theatre with a concentration in Music.
Playwright | Winning Playwrights
Director | Jason Cannon with Paul Nicholas and Shelby Lynhall
Costume Design | Katie Kurz
Lighting Design | Nadirah T. Harper
Scenic Design | Bruce Price
Sound Design | Nicholas Christensen
Stage Manager | Kelsey Harlow
Original Music | Blair Lamb, Facia Lee, Scott Douglas, and Jim Prosser
Original Choreography | Rachel Biggs