By Shea Ketchum with Rising Tide Productions

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Company Name: Shea Ketchum with Rising Tide Productions

City/State: Kansas City, MO

Genre: Theatre

Ratings: Parental Guidance

Playwright: Shea Ketchum

Premiere: Yes

Warnings: Adult Language, Violence, Sexual Assault, Gunshots

Venue: The Arts Asylum

Show Times:

4:30 PM Saturday, July 20
9:00 PM Sunday, July 21
9:00 PM Wednesday, July 24
6:00 PM Friday, July 26
7:30 PM Saturday, July 27


A story of courage, hope, and loss in a Soviet Union women’s prison. Based on true accounts, GULAG GIRLS tells the story of a group of women daring to live, love, and fight the system from within the constraints of a Soviet era GULAG.
Arrested as Enemies of the People, Olga, a nun; Yelena, a farmer; Anna, an actress; Irena, a professor; Eugenia, a politician’s wife; Zasha, a shop clerk; and Tati, a young mother; must band together to survive the harshest of sentences in a Siberian prison.


Shea Ketchum - "Yelena," Scenic & Sound Designer
Katelyn Baron - "Eugenia," Costume & Makeup Designer
Casey Jane - "Anna," Marketing Designer, Dialect Coach
Dri Hernaez - "Irena"
Emily Anne Coffin - "Tati"
Sarilee Kahn - "Olga"
Erdin Schultz-Bever - "Zasha"
Chris Arnone - "Pavel/Interrogator/Guard/Doctor"
Megan Reynolds -"Matron"

Erika Lynnette Baker - Director
Taylor Zimmerman - Stage Manager
Becky Ochoa - Lighting Designer
Rowan O'Conner - Composer
Seth Jones - Props Designer, Poster Artist

Past Fringe Shows:

Shea Ketchum:
Shelter Shorts, Producer, Director, Writer, 2017 (Best of Venue Winner)

Casey Jane:
Desperate Acts, Actor, 2016
Walls Suck,Actor, 2017
Any Questions?, Actor, 2018
The Summer House, Producer, Actor, 2019
Faring Through the Ages,,Director, 2021
Process Inevitable, Director, Marketing Designer, 2022
Chaos Ensues, Actor, 2022
On the Veranda, Actor, 2023
Crave, Actor, 2023

Chris Arnone:
World Burlesque Federation: Stripdown, Announcer, 2017
Little Headshop of Horrors!, Actor, 2018
Burlesque on the Rocks: Queen, Writer, Producer, Tech, 2016
Burlesque on the Rocks,Tech, 2015

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