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Scarlet Letters

Ross & Diggs

Sept 10 - 24 2016

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Pictured: Michaela Shuchman    Credit: Madeline Charne



“On the breast of her gown, in fine red cloth, appeared the letter A.” But what about the rest of the alphabet? B is for bossy. S is for shrill. C is for…well, you know. A one-woman play by Patrick Ross with music by Kimaya Diggs, featuring Michaela Shuchman.

$12 / 55 minutes


Patrick Ross (Playwright & Director) is a storyteller for stage and page based in Philadelphia, where he is the Development Associate at Lantern Theater Company. He writes a weekly Shakespearean-style history-play-in-progress about the 2016 presidential election called Hillary the First, available online at Most recently, he has directed for the Philadelphia Young Playwrights Middle School Monologue Festival, and assistant directed Two Gentlemen of Verona for Shakespeare in Clark Park. He studied playwriting and directing at Swarthmore College.

Kimaya Diggs (Composer) is a writer and musician based in Western Massachusetts. While classically trained in piano, cello, and voice, she spends most of her time singing jazz or traveling the globe teaching world music. Her musical happenings can be found on Soundcloud and YouTube, or you can contact her at

Michaela Shuchman (Performer) is an actor and teaching artist based in Philadelphia. Recent credits include Peter and the Starcatcher at Walnut Street Theatre, a workshop of Hero School at Theatre Horizon, a devised solo show called The Rise and Rise of Sarah Bryant which toured to area middle schools, and her acting thesis Airswimming. Michaela recently graduated with Highest Honors in Theater from Swarthmore College. She is thrilled to begin her post-grad life creating Scarlet Letters with her wonderful friend and collaborator Patrick Ross.

Madeline Charne (Dramaturg) is a teaching artist, dramaturg, and stage manager originally from New York City. After studying theater and English Literature at Swarthmore College, she moved to Philadelphia to complete a Grant Writing Apprenticeship at Walnut Street Theatre. Madeline has since worked with several companies in Philadelphia, including the Wilma Theater, ReVamp Collective, Luna Theater Company, and George and Co. She is currently working as a Teaching Artist at Philadelphia Young Playwrights, the Development Assistant at 1812 Productions, and Director of Development at Directors Gathering. You can reach her at

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