Directed by Lisa Peterson

Nellie Dougherty is tired of this shit. In a mythic now, a lone Montana farmer’s hopes for anonymity are thwarted when a stranger with a flyer arrives on her doorstep. Miranda Rose Hall's caustically funny world premiere, The Kind Ones, contemplates the role of community and the heart of good and evil when systems fail. Send in the pigs!

Digital Program

the playwright

Miranda Rose Hall

Miranda Rose Hall is a playwright from Baltimore, MD. Her plays include Plot Points in Our Sexual Development (LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater, finalist for the 2019 Lambda Literary Award in Drama), The Hour of Great Mercy (Diversionary Theater), and Bulgaria! Revolt! (upcoming Single Carrot Theatre). She is currently under commission from LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater, Yale Repertory Theater, and Trinity Repertory Company. She has developed her work with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The Playwright's Realm, New York Theater Workshop, Baltimore Center Stage, Woolly Mammoth, NNPN, the Kennedy Center, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, EnGarde Arts, Provincetown Theater, Two River Theater, and the Orchard Project. She a founding member and Resident Playwright and ensemble member with LubDub Theatre, a New York-based physical theater company.Miranda was the 2013-2014 Hot Desk Playwright in Residence at Baltimore Center Stage, where she helped launch the program Wright Right Now. She has taught at Georgetown and Wesleyan University, and as a teaching artist with Baltimore Center Stage and Arena Stage. Miranda spent two years with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, serving marginalized populations in Anchorage, AK and Missoula, MT. She graduated with her BA from Georgetown University and her MFA from the Yale School of Drama.


Cast and Crew

Director: Lisa Peterson

Anne Darragh
Fitz: Kian Johnson

Creative Team:
Props Assistant: Samantha Alexa
Assistant Director: Kieran Beccia
Stage Manager: Miranda Erin Campbell
Lighting Designer: Russell Champa
Costume Designer: An-Lin Dauber
Dramaturg: Kate Morgan Leary
Creative Consultant: Nicky Martinez
Scenic Designer: Tanya Orellana
Fight Choreographer: Carla Pantoja
Assistant Stage Manager: Lauren Quan
Sound Designer: Christopher Michael Sauceda
Props Artisan: Brittany White
Costumes Assistant: Kyo Yohena

Lisa Peterson (DIRECTOR)
(she/her) is a two-time Obie Award-winning writer and director whose previous projects inthe Bay Area include Culture Clash (Still) in America; The Good Book;Office HourWatch on the RhineIt Can’t Happen Here; MotherCourage; Antony & Cleopatra and An Iliad, (which Lisa co-wrotewith Denis O’Hare and which won Obie and Lortel Awards)—all at Berkeley Rep,where Lisa was Associate Director for 3 seasons. Other recent West Coastproductions include The Great Leap (ACT), Aubergine(SCR), Sweat (Mark Taper Forum) and Chavez Ravine (Ovation Award for BestProduction—Center Theatre Group). She has directed world premieres by manymajor American writers, including Tony Kushner, Beth Henley, Donald Margulies,José Rivera, David Henry Hwang, Jane Anderson, Luis Alfaro, Marlane Meyer, NaomiWallace, Basil Kreimendahl, Chay Yew and many others. Sheregularly works at the Guthrie Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, the MarkTaper Forum (where she was Resident Director for 10 years), La Jolla Playhouse,Alley Theater, Arena Stage, and New York Theatre Workshop. She and Denis O’Hare areworking on a companion piece to An Iliad, titled The Song of Rome. Lisadeveloped a new version of her musical adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s The Waves, with music by David Bucknamand Adam Gwon, at New York Stage & Film.  She is also writing a new music-theatre piecewith Todd Almond called TheIdea of  Order, co-commissioned by LaJolla Playhouse, Berkeley Rep, and Seattle Rep. She is thrilled to finally be working at the Magic Theatre.

Anne Darragh (NELLIE)
(she/her) is thrilled to be part of this amazing team. She began her professional career at the Magic Theatre in the world premiere of Lynn Kaufman’s Speaking in Tongues. Other Magic productions include Caryl Churchill’s Escaped Alone, Sam Shepard’s The God of Hell, Rebecca Gilman’s The American in Me, Edna O’Brien’s Tír Na nÓg, and PaulaVogel’s The Baltimore Waltz (among many others). She has had the honor to perform in numerous world premieres including the Eureka Theatre production of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America as well as works by Michelle Carter, Barry Gifford, Julie Myatt, and Neena Beber (Magic), Denis Johnson (Campo Santo), Anne Galjour (Brava), Brian Thorstenson (6NewPlays), Anthony Clarvoe (Aurora), Peter Nachtrieb (Encore), Julie Jigour (PlayGround), Jane Prowse (Z Space), Amy Sass (Ragged Wing), Bill Talen (Life on the Water) and Allan Havis (Ohio Theatre, NY). She was last seen in The Song of Summer at SF Playhouse. Ms. Darragh has also performed with A.C.T., Berkeley Rep, Marin Theatre Company, San Jose Rep, and TheatreWorks.
She is a company member of PlayGround and Stephen Pelton Dance Theatre Company. Thanks to her family, as always.

Kian J. Johnson (FITZ)
(he/him) is a trans man actor based in New York City. He was recently seen in The Anthropologists’ No Pants in Tucson, and other recent credits include Women’s Theatre Festival’s Occupy the Stage, (A Sleepless Play and Berta), the premiere of The Regime is Female, Bad News! i was there... at NYU Skirball, and Lovebird Jamboree in which his work was praised as "accessible and charming," (Pup's Books) and an "analysis wise beyond the character’s years." (Drama Queens Reviews).
He is a proud Fled Company member, and he can also be seen in season 6 of Ray Donovan. Follow his artistic journey on Instagram via @kj.artboy. SUNY Purchase, BFA in Acting, 2018

Photos and videos

Nellie- Anne Darragh
Fitz- Kian Johnson

Photos by: Jay Yamada