Conceived and Developed by Abigail Killeen
Written by Rose Courtney
Adapted from the Short Story by Isak Dinesen
Directed by Karin Coonrod
Scenic and Lighting Design by Christopher Akerlind
Costume Design by Oana Botez
Sound Design by Kate Marvin
Original Composition by Gina Leishman
Dance Consultation by Aretha Aoki
Artwork by Fraver
Originally Produced by Portland Stage Company, Anita Stewart Executive and Artistic Director
Portraits of Actors in Costume by Brian Killeen
JULIA BEARDSLEY O’BRIEN/SPIKENARD & MARIGOLD, LLC
Producer/Director: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats (NY Premiere). She previously worked with Jessimeg Productions who general managed the Drama Desk Award-winning Zero Hour, The Rise of Dorothy Hale, and Dietrich & Chevalier. SPIKENARD & MARIGOLD, LLC is her partnership with Abigail Killeen; this is their inaugural venture.
MARK RODGERS AND CAROLINE LUCAS/MORE PARTNERSHIPS
Mark Rodgers has served as Executive Producer of a number of feature films, including The Ticket starring Dan Stevens, and as Associate Producer of The Vessel alongside Executive Producer Terence Malik, starring Martin Sheen. He is looking forward to releasing his next film, Waiting for The Miracle to Come. He started Cave Pictures Publishing, a graphic novel publishing venture.
Caroline Lucas is a Washington D.C. based theatre artist, working as a production manager, teaching artist, actor, and designer. She recently appeared in the Capital Fringe Festival’s It’s What We Do: A Play About the Occupation, which won the Capital Fringe Audience Award for Best Drama.
JENNIFER CAROLYN KING AND TIMOTHY FREDEL/RUGGED ELEGANCE FOUNDATION
Babette’s Feast was first brought to life in Portland, Maine by the Rugged Elegance Foundation whose mission is to inspire healthy, adventuresome, soulful living. When the King Fredels meet people like Abigail Killeen who inspire all three? We call this ‘h.a.s. magic.’ We hope you are so inspired by this grace-filled story that you go home and host a dinner where “the others” (the immigrant, the refugee, the Dreamer, the LGBTQ, the transgender) in your community are invited to the table. Together, may we inspire greater empathy, compassion, h.a.s. magic in our world! Here’s to #hasmagicliving and #artinspiringaction
THE COOK TRUST
The Cook Trust exists to efficiently steward relationships, resources and opportunities for the benefit of the global community.
THE GARDNER FAMILY
The Gardner Family seeks to faithfully invest in great people and the common good. Alongside the Motley Fool (www.fool.com) and Kardia Creative (www.kardiacreative.com) we support whimsical, entrepreneurial endeavors that promote the right type of Foolishness in art, church, business, culture, and community. Excelsior!
SCOTT AND KERRY HASENBALG/REDEMPTIVE VENTURES, LLC
Scott and Kerry Hasenbalg are serial social entrepreneurs. They have helped start and lead numerous charities and social ventures over the last 20 years, primarily focused on child welfare. Redemptive Ventures is an investment company that stewards financial capital into culture shaping spaces and impact investments that have transformative and redemptive qualities.