January 20 - February 5, 2023 at OnStage Playhouse
A San Diego Premiere!
Lucy goes to college. Lucy brings mace. No need for Lucy to actually use it, right? But something happened that wasn’t supposed to happen. Or did it? This gripping play moves back and forth through time and space as Lucy tries to piece together the unraveling interactions between herself and the two young men in her life, illuminating the events behind her uncertainty and sparking questions regarding consent.
Content Advisory: Ripped contains sexual content and deals with issues regarding sexual assault and consent.
Meet the Cast
Amira Temple (Lucy) is a loving daughter, community activist, crazy best- friend, and theatre maker. She currently studies performance at San Diego State, and in the future she hopes to contribute to the evolution of theatre, and the world, in any capacity meant for her. Amira believes in equity, solidarity, transformative justice, the power of uninhibited joy, and the capacity for change through theatre. To you, she relays her deepest gratitude for supporting theatre and theatre artists in San Diego. She is humbled to perform for the folks that are the heartbeat of a show.
Marcel Ferrin (Jared) is always super excited to perform. He has played Bobby in American Buffalo, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Steven in Bring It On The Musical, understudied David at the Old Globe in El Borracho, and he just finished appearing as Johnny in the World Premiere of The October Night of Johnny Zero. He wants to thank everyone for supporting Local Theatre!
Devin Wade (Bradley) is a San Diego native and has been performing semi-professionally for the last 6 years. They are delighted for their debut performance with Loud Fridge Theatre Group, especially with a piece as powerful as Ripped. Devin is passionate about helping give perspective on subject matters often quieted or overlooked and believes this show explores those matters beautifully. Other San Diego credits include: Admissions (Charlie), Sheepdog (Ryan), A Bright New Boise (Alex), Monsters Of The American Cinema (Pup), Peter and the Starcatcher (Peter/Boy), A Piece of My Heart (American Men), Women in Jeopardy (Trenner). They have won an Aubrey award for Best Ensemble, and the SD Fringe awarded them Outstanding Actor along with the Cultural Exchange Award. They would also like to thank the numerous peers and mentors in the San Diego theatre community for their support, confidence and endless sense of humor.
Meet the Playwright
Rachel Bublitz is an award winning and internationally produced playwright known for telling stories about women, and creating exciting new work for young performers. She is thrilled to have her first full length production in San Diego with Loud Fridge Theatre Company. She grew up in San Diego, calling Pacific Beach home for over fifteen years. Her love of theater was born in an after school program at Pacific Beach Middle School, and continued to grow at Mission Bay High, where she was the first student to be cast in every production during her four years. She spent most summers barefoot, walking between the beach and Taco Surf, wading in the ocean, and writing terrible poetry. She continued studying theater during her time at Mesa Community College, where she was awarded the Betty Jo Tucker Award of Excellence from the Mesa College Theatre Company. Rachel shifted away from acting and into playwriting after her move to the Bay Area, where she attended San Francisco State University for her Bachelors and two Masters degrees. Her play Ripped is inspired in part by her hometown, as well as the shift she experienced moving to Northern California. Ripped had its world premiere at Z Space in San Francisco, where it was awarded the Glickman Award for best Bay Area Premiere. Ripped went on for its Utah premiere with Good Company Theatre. In 2016 Rachel moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, where she is the resident playwright for the Egyptian YouTheatre. Her play Burst had its world premiere with Alleyway Theatre in Buffalo, New York, to rave reviews. Rachel has also worked with Playwrights Foundation, San Francisco Playhouse, Salt Lake Acting Company, Plan-B Theatre, PlayGround, and many others. She has published works with Playscripts, Dramatic Publishing, Stage Partners, and YouthPLAYS. When she isn’t writing she’s watching her two kids dominate at water polo and missing the excellent Mexican food from San Diego. For more, visit: RachelBublitz.com.
The Design Team
Directed by Kate Rose Reynolds and John Wells III
Stage Manager: Estefanía Ricalde
Intimacy Director: Kandace Crystal
Set Designer: Alyssa Kane
Lighting Designer: Kevin "Blax" Burroughs
Sound Designer: Brianna Wing
Costume Designer: Emily Carter
Props Designer: BJ Robinson
Builder: Anthony Garcia
Videographer and Rehearsal Photography: Brittany Carrillo