The Residents of Craigslist:
a fundraising event
ERA presents an original, found-text performance created entirely from Craigslist posts.
The Residents of Craigslist is a one-act theatrical work that realizes the classified advertisements website Craigslist as a full yet lonely house containing a myriad of people – its residents.
Dec 14-17, 8 PM CST, doors at 6:30, Joe Taylor of Kid Scientist plays at 7 p.m.
Centene Center for the Arts Ballroom
3547 Olive St, St. Louis, MO 63103, USA
This is a fundraising event. Doors are at 6:30 p.m. Silent auction and 50/50 raffle. Opening act band starts at 7 p.m. (Saturday.) ERA's 'The Residents of Craigslist' begins at 8 p.m. Auction and 50/50 raffle winners announced at 9:30 p.m.
For mature audiences only. Includes foul, sexually explicit, and discriminatory language.
Miranda Jagels Felix
Director, Scenic & Sound
Lighting & Technical Dir.
It’s always a pleasure to get to be a part of an ERA show for Cara, and ESPECIALLY the Residents of Craigslist. She has been fortunate enough to be a part of this production since it’s premier in 2014 and of many other exciting ERA shows in previous years. Returning to the stage after more than three years, she is stoked to share this unique theatre experience with you all!
Will Bonfiglio loves having the chance to perform on AstroTurf with his favorite critters once again! He has previously performed with ERA in Moscow!, Snow White, Faust, Never Let Go, R+J: A Telephone Play, Oedipus Apparatus, and Make Hamlet. In addition to working with ERA, he has had the privilege of performing with New Jewish Theatre, Variety Theatre, Stray Dog Theatre, Max & Louie Productions, among others. Thank you for supporting local experimental theatre in St. Louis!
Artistic Director, ERA; Associate Professor of Theatre and Theatre & Dance Program Director, Saint Louis University; Guest Director, Prison Performing Arts; free-lance theatre director (SATE, St. Louis Shakespeare Festival, West End Players' Guild). She is known for her experimental adaptations of 'canonical' works, notably: Trash Macbeth (SLU, 2015; ERA, 2016); The Residents of Craigslist (ERA, 2014, 2015 at SIUE's Xfest, 2017, & 2022); Moscow! (ERA, 2015 at St. Lou Fringe; 2020 on Zoom); Snow White (ERA, St. Lou Fringe headliner, 2017); R + J: A Telephone Play (ERA, 2015 & 2016 at SIUE's Xfest); Oedipus Apparatus (West End Players' Guild commission, 2017; ERA 2017 at SIUE's Xfest); Antigone (SLU & PPA, 2017; PPA, 2018; ERA & SATE, 2019); Faust: a capitalist tragedy (ERA with Kid Scientist, 2018); Never Let Go: A One-Woman Titanic (ERA, 2019). Upcoming projects include The Brechtfast Club, a Brechtian parody of the 1985 John Hughes film (June 2022). In addition to reexamining classics, she also directs other artists' new works (such as SHE, a radio play by Nancy Bell with music by Joe Taylor, ERA, 2021) and pre-existing plays (such as The Government Inspector, SLU 2022) and would love for you to hire her to direct your next production. Lucy would like to thank her collaborators, whom she admires and cherishes. MFA, Columbia University in the City of New York.
Rae Davis is a KC native that migrated to St. Louis after getting her bachelor's in theatre in Columbia & appreciates every opportunity to perform. She has enjoyed bringing characters to life and hopes you enjoy the show!
Mitchell Henry-Eagles is a theater artist and frequent ERA collaborator, with over a decade of work on stages in St Louis - most recently appearing in The Rose Tattoo (Tennessee Williams Festival) and Hand To God (St Louis Actors' Studio). It means so much to me that you are helping us to create more live theater by being here tonight. Many thanks also to Lucy and Spencer for their hard work, to the people of St Louis for writing this play, and to my better M for all the support in the world. www.mitchellhenryeagles.net
Miranda Jagels Felix
Miranda Jagels Felix bio.
Erik (Kuhn) has been lighting the residents of Craiglists since they first came to St. Louis back in 2015 and is thrilled to have another chance to come back to the turf. When he's not writing his own rants & raves or cruising the forums, Erik works as a technical director with Metro Theater Company and a fight director/instructor with Dueling Arts International. And just like Craigslist has a bit of everything, Erik has also worked in various freelance capacities with numerous companies around the greater St. Louis area, but is always delighted to be back with the team here at ERA.
Spencer Lawton is thrilled to be stage managing for ERA again. This is his fourth production with the company. Previous credits include Antigone (2019), Moscow! (2020 Pandemic Special), and A Deadly Christmas Carol (2021 Staged Reading.)
Reginald is thrilled to be performing with ERA again. His hobbies include watching TV, talking about TV, and pestering Ben Ritchie on Facebook. He currently has a five-week (soon to be six) 1 guess streak going on episode.wtf. Much love to Them Frogs. He thanks his family for their unwavering support.
Ellie Schwetye is a St. Louis-based producer, director, performer, sound designer, and adapter. As a performer with ERA, Ellie has appeared in The Residents of Craigslist, Trash Macbeth, MOSCOW!, Oedipus Apparatus, and Antigone: requiem per Patriarchus, a co-production with SATE, with whom Ellie is the co-producer. She has also worked with Prison Performing Arts, The Black Rep, The Midnight Company, West End Players Guild, New Jewish Theatre, YoungLiars, Tennessee Williams Festival, and SIUE Summer Theatre Festival. Ellie serves on ERA’s Board of Directors and is the Assistant Theatre Program Director at Clayton High School.