SUPER-HER

A romantic comedy of gender twists and unexpected acts of heroism – the adventures of an insecure puppeteer on a kids’ TV show whose girlfriend is a hard-working superhero. As Aldo tries to work up the courage to finally propose, he winds up helping his best friend’s adopted son find a creative solution to being bullied for being different.

Inspired by the elegantly satisfying escapades of Fred & Ginger’s Top Hat, Jean Anouilh and How to Steal a Million – and of course the Marvel Universe.

Facilitator Michael Yawney with Tom Wahl, Adriana Gaviria and Melissa Almaguer at our Greenhouse workshop.

Coming up in 2024, a collaborative STEAM staged reading in the lovely planetarium of Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga CA.

A pleasure and a privilege to workshop Super-Her with the wonderful creative team at Florida International University’s Greenhouse, July 17-22, 2022. With Melissa Almaguer as Kennedy, Adriana Gaviria as Freddy, Tom Wahl as Aldo and Nathalie Ordonez with stage directions and as Lincoln’s puppet Diego. Directed by Matt Stabile, with dramaturg Christine Dolen and facilitator Michael Yawney, and FIU student assistants Paige Dzeidzic, Rudi Juarez, Zack Meskauskas and Daniella Valdivieso.

The script was developed with Chicago Dramatists dramaturg Dana Lynn Formby, with a first reading on August 24, 2022 in St. Petersburg FL with Beth Gelman, Stephanie Roberts, Jim Wicker and Vickie Daignault.