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  Wagner New Play Festival 2018

53% Of

directed by Jennifer Chang

Show dates:
Tuesday, May 8th @ 7:30pm
   Friday, May 11th @ 7:30pm
   Tuesday, May 15th @ 7:30pm
   Wednesday, May 16th @ 7:30pm
   Friday, May 18th @ 7:30pm  

Location:   Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre


The president is coming to town, and the ladies of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania are beside themselves planning for the big event. Later, their husbands drink beer and talk smack. Much later, a group of 20-somethings gather in Brooklyn to plan a fundraiser...or is it a march? Or is it a ritual to absolve their own guilt? A play about complicity and the violence of the status quo, 53% Of asks what happens when we stop equating white womanhood with goodness, and ignorance with innocence.

About the Playwright

Steph Del Rosso is a second-year MFA playwright, television writer, and educator. 53% Of is the second-place recipient of the Paula Vogel Award in Playwriting, presented by the Kennedy Center. Her play Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill Fill received its world premiere at The Flea in 2018, and will be published by Dramatists Play Service Inc. Other plays include Machinalia (JACK), Are You There?, (UCSD), Flee (Seven Devils Playwrights Conference), Mean Well, Sister Play, and You’re Crazy (a play with karaoke). Her work has been developed at Soho Rep, Clubbed Thumb, New York Stage and Film, Colt Coeur, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Judson Memorial Church, Caldera Arts, Theater Masters, The Disquiet International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal, and others. She is an alum of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab and Clubbed Thumb’s Early Career Writers’ Group.

About the Director

Professor Jennifer Chang received her M.F.A. from the University of California, San Diego in 2006, where she was a recipient of an Arthur Wagner Scholarship and an Excellence in Teaching Award. She received her B.F.A with Honors from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts at the Experimental Theatre Wing, double-majoring in Psychology. Her research interests include immersive theatre experiences, site-specific or site-responsive adaptations of classical and new work, new play development, and puppetry. Her work has been honored with an Ovation Award and the Stage Scene LA award, among others. Jennifer is a founding member of Chalk Repertory Theatre where she served as Artistic Producing Director and produced, directed, and acted in numerous plays over the course of eight seasons. Other directing credits include Animals Out of Paper at East West Players (LA Times Critics Pick), Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them for Artists at Play (GLAAD Media Award and Ovation Award Nominated) and Our American Story at the Japanese American National Museum. She continues to be very active in the development of new plays with Circle X Theatre Company, Playwrights Arena, Chalk Rep, and East West Players among others. She has acted in productions at South Coast Rep, East West Players, Company of Angels, Mixed Blood Theatre, Fulton Opera House, and the National Asian American Theatre Company, among others. Television credits include "Mom," "Two and a Half Men," "NCIS:LA," "Parenthood," "Medium," "The Paul Reiser Show," "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" and others, and numerous national commercials. She has taught in the conservatory at the East West Players and has been a guest artist and guest director at USC, and at Texas State University, San Marcos for the Black and Latino Playwrights Conference. Most recently, she managed and directed a new work commissioned by the Japanese American National Museum and East West Players commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066. She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA), Actor’s Equity Association (AEA), and an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographer’s Society (SDC). She is an alumnus of Director's Lab West and a Finalist for the 2017 National Directing Fellowship at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center. As Head of the Undergraduate Acting program, she advises students, oversees curriculum, and teaches core undergraduate courses in theatre, as well as directs productions for the department.

The Cast

DENISE/DEREK/DANA – Danielle Wineman
PJ/RJ/KJ – Ally McGreevy
VICKY/VICTOR – Tiffany Radich
VAL – Kimberly Monks

The Creative Team

Director – Jennifer Chang
Scenic Designer – Hsi-An Chen
Costume Designer – Junior Bergman
Lighting Designer – Mextly Almeda
Sound Designer – MaeAnn Ross
Producer –  Naomi Iizuka
Dramaturg – Shirley Fishman
Assistant Director – Jenna Dern
Production Stage Manager – Mona Gutierrez
Assistant Stage Managers – Alex Luong
Production Assistant –  Nicole Kim

Performances Parking & Location

Located at:   Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre

Parking Passes Required: Monday through Friday. Weeknight passes are $2 per vehicle from the vending machines located in the UC San Diego Theatre District/La Jolla Playhouse parking lots and entry display case. Please remember your parking space number. You will need it to purchase your parking pass.

Note: Machines take all major credit cards except Discover and when paying with cash you must use exact change, NO CHANGE GIVEN.

Parking Passes Not Required: Saturdays and Sundays


Cars without permits are subject to ticketing by UCSD Campus Police. The Theatre & Dance Department does not have the authority to waive and cannot pay parking tickets.






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Advance tickets for this production are available Monday-Friday, noon to 6 pm by calling the Box Office at 858.534.4574 or in person at the Theatre District’s Central Box Office at the Sheila & Hughes Potiker Theatre.

At-the-Door tickets, if available, can be purchased one hour before show time at the performing theatre’s box office at Mandell Weiss Theatre.

General Admission: $20
UCSD Faculty/Staff/Alumni Association, and Seniors (over 62): $15
UCSD Students/UCSD Alumni Association (with ID): $10

Please note: No late seating; no refunds.

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