Polaroid Stories

The 2016 Visiting Director’s Project

Written by Naomi Iizuka
Directed by Jacqui Parker
Produced by Emily Bergquist ’18 and Madi Deming ’18


Loeb Mainstage

Friday, October 21st at 7:30 p.m. (Free with HUID)
Saturday, October 22nd at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 23rd at 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 27th at 7:30 p.m. (Free with HUID)
Friday, October 28th at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 29th at 2:00 p.m. (Free with HUID)

Run time: 2 hours, 15 minutes with intermission.


“come on, baby, what’s your story? where you come from, where you headed, where you been?”

In a whirlwind of psychic disturbance, confusion, and longing, poetry and profanity mix to tell the story of ten homeless teenagers whose lives are continually threatened, devalued, and effaced. Polaroid Stories, inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphoses and interviews with young prostitutes and thrownaway youth, is a visceral blend of classical mythology and the disturbing reality of young people who have been pushed to society’s fringe.

This performance is not suitable for children under the age of 13. Please contact Madison Deming ([email protected]) with any questions.

Visit the Harvard Box Office website to purchase tickets online. Tickets are $12 ($5 for students) and can also be purchased in person at the Harvard Box Office or at the door. Performances on the 21st, 27th, and 29th are free to members of the Harvard community; show your HUID to pick up your tickets at the door.


D (dionysus) … Julius Wade
G (zeus, hades) … Lethu Ntshinga
Eurydice … Enosa Ogbeide
Persephone/Semele … Chloe Brooks
Echo … Rachel Kahn
Orpheus … Derek Speedy
Narcissus … Bobby Malley
Skinheadboy … Cole Edick
Skinheadgirl … Rory Wakeford
Philomel … Desmond Green, Hannah Lemmons, Sarah Rossman, Madeleine Snow


Director … Jacqui Parker
Producers … Emily Bergquist & Madison Deming
Associate Producer … James Graham
Stage Manager … Brandon Dixon
Scenic Design … Connor Cook
Lighting Design … Jess Rhodes
Sound Design … Molly Cusick-Nolan
Costume Design … Asia Stewart & Patric Verrone
Assistant Directors … Kristina Neal & Jerry Nelluvelil
Original Music … Liz Kantor