THE FROG PRINCE
By DAN CAFFREY
Directed by DAVID R. JARROTT
August 1st - 31st, 2021
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2020/21 B. Iden Payne Awards
Outstanding Production - Digital Audio
Outstanding Direction - David R. Jarrott
Outstanding Lead Performer - Jacqui Calloway
Outstanding Featured Performer - Karen Jambon
2020/21 B. Iden Payne Awards
Outstanding Lead Performer - Tobie Minor
Outstanding Featured Performer - Janelle Buchanan
Outstanding Featured Performer - Beau Paul
Outstanding Featured Performer - Rupert Reyes
Outstanding Small Cast
Original Score - Dave Cooper & One Frog Man Band
Outstanding Sound Design - Craig Brock
Jarrott Productions presents the world premiere of Dan Caffrey's "The Frog Prince," an audio theatre production directed by David R. Jarrott.
Please note: This updated version of Grimm's fairy tale is definitely not suitable for children. It views the classic story through the lens of witchcraft, sex pests, issues of consent, and performative vulnerability. This production is rated "R" for language and adult situations. But also for "Ribbit."
So keep the tadpoles and froglets from hopping in while you’re listening on your i- or lily-pad. It ain't PG on your PC, either.
"With a script that oozes suggestive puns, as well as addressing the quite troubling premise that an animal that once was human might take advantage of its size and vulnerability to cross a behavioural barrier, The Frog Prince looks at the fanaticism of fairytales."
-Louise Penn, LouReviews
Jacqui Calloway (The Princess) Jacqui made her Jarrott Productions debut last year as Zoe in The Niceties, and is thrilled to be working with the team again! She is a Dartmouth College grad and studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. Theater credits include Comb Your Hair (Or You’ll Look Like A Slave), The Vagina Monologues, The Dinner Party, and The Colored Museum. TV/film credits include Rosewood (FOX), I Ship It (CW), The Inspectors (CBS), and Warrior Road.
Tobie Minor (The Frog Prince) Tobie is making his acting debut with Jarrott Productions, although he did the fight choreography for the JP production of For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday. In real life, he teaches Stage Combat and Movement at Texas State University, is Co-founder of Violent Crown, and is Co-Artistic Director of Crown Theatre ATX. He has also choreographed at Zach Theatre, Austin Shakespeare, Austin Playhouse, Hidden Room Theatre and Penfold Theatre. His acting credits include several short films, commercials, voice over work and a lengthy list of stage productions in Austin, Chicago, Colorado and many points between.
Beau Paul (Harry) Beau is making his Jarrott Productions debut with this production, but was
recently seen in Different Stages’ virtual production of The Cricket on the Hearth and City Theatre’s virtual Spoon River Anthology project. He last appeared non-virtually in Different Stages production of The Book Club Play as Rob. Other performances include Different Stages’ The Magic Fire as Henri, Sam Bass Theater’s production of The Crucible as Proctor, and City Theatre’s Uncle Vanya as Vanya. He studied Acting and Directing at Southwest Texas State (now Texas State University).
Rupert Reyes (The King) This is his first production with Jarrott Productions and he
appreciates the opportunity greatly! Rupert is a playwright, actor, and founding Artistic Director of Teatro Vivo. He adds screenwriter to his resume with the completion of the feature film, Vecinos: Love thy Neighbor. Vecinos premiered at the Houston Worldfest, 2021 and took home a best Romantic Comedy Remi Award. He has appeared in plays with the Vortex, Salvage Vanguard, Shrewd Productions, and Different Stages.
Karen Jambon (The Queen) Karen has been directing and acting in the Austin area for a
number of years, and directed JP’s 2019 production of For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday. She most recently directed a livestream production of Rooted for Shrewds, Gliders and Great Expectations for Different Stages, and A Girl Named Sue for Color Arc Productions. She has also directed for the Vortex and Renaissance Theatre Austin as well as Loaded Gun Theory, Paradox Players, and Sam Bass Theatre. As an actress, she most recently appeared in The Magic Fire for Different Stages and Privacy Settings for the Vortex Repertory Theatre.
Janelle Buchanan (Baba Yaga) With Jarrott Productions: The Herd, For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday, & Significant Other. Other theatres and companies: Over 80 productions, including Doubt, August: Osage County, Dividing the Estate, Steel Magnolias, The Grapes of Wrath, A Delicate Balance, The Laramie Project, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, Present Laughter, Love and Information, Ah! Wilderness and Bleacher Bums, to list a few. In addition, Janelle has many film, industrial and print credits.
Dan Caffrey (Playwright) Dan Caffrey is a playwright, teacher, and pop-culture writer based in Atlanta, where he moved after earning his MFA in Playwriting from UT Austin in 2020. He's
been an O'Neill Finalist and Semi-Finalist, a Resident Artist at Tofte Lake Center, and an MFA Scholar at the Sewanee Writers' Workshop. Recently, his work has been developed by Kitchen Dog Theater in Dallas and Pegasus PlayLab in Orlando. He's been published in several anthologies by Smith & Kraus, including the upcoming Best Women's Monologues, 2021. His first nonfiction book, Radiohead FAQ, was published this year by Rowman & Littlefield. dancaffreywrites.com
THE FROG PRINCE
PRODUCER & DIRECTOR
David R. Jarrott
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR & ASSOCIATE PRODUCER Will Douglas
SOUND DESIGNER, RECORDING ENGINEER, & MIXER
HOP-HIP MUSIC PERFORMED BY
The One-Man Frog Band
Susan Branch Towne