A Memoir of Steel and Grit

World Premiere

Dobama Theatre

April 25 - May 18, 2025

Director: Laura Kepley
Playwright: George Brant
Stage Manager: Joel Rathbone
Assistant Stage Manager: Elizabeth Davidson
Artistic Director: Nathan Motta
Scenic Designer: Ben Needham
Projection Designer: T Paul Lowry
Lighting Design: Michael Boll
Costume Design: Tesia Dugan Benson
Sound Design: Megan Culley
Wardrobe: Lady Jen Ryan
Technical Director: Jeremy Paul
Intimacy Director: Julia Fisher
Scenic Painter: Junstine Schneider
Production Manager: Colin Anderson

Eliese - Kelly Strand
Actor 1 - Bob Ellis
Actor 2 - Eric Fancher
Actor 3 - Kristie Lang 


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Plot Description: This is the true story of one woman's experience in the steel industry, her struggle to find peace, and the courage to rebuild her life. What she uncovers in the belly of a Cleveland steel mill is much more than molten metal and grueling working conditions. Under the steelyard's orange flame, she finds hope. RUST: A MEMOIR OF STEEL AND GRIT is a thrilling World Premiere play, commissioned by Dobama Theatre, and based on the acclaimed memoir of the same name.

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