Family affair

Jan. 26th – 7:30pm

Tickets are $10 cash at the door. Adults age 16 and up.
Not suitable for children.

Jennifer Jasper, Kate Whitehall and the Better Bennington Corporation with co-sponsor Oldcastle Theatre presents: Family Affair—Cabaret served up family-style

Hosted by Jennifer Jasper

Love them or hate them…they’re your family. Storytellers, dancers, writers, musicians and artists share their hilarious, twisted and ultimately relatable familial skeletons in their own unique way. During the show we pass a bucket to raise money for a local organization that helps our community “family.” This performance benefits The Kitchen Cupboard in Bennington. A portion of the ticket sales also goes into the bucket. An amazing night that brings people together and leaves audience talking about their own crazy families. Please note that the show is for adults ages 16 and up. Not suitable for children.

About Family Affair:
Family Affair ran monthly in Seattle, Washington from 2013–2016. We had our last Seattle show on December 2016. During the show a bucket was passed for an artist in the community who had hit a rough patch. Over 44 shows in Seattle, Family Affair raised nearly $8,000 for 27 artists. We had 115 artists perform from a variety of disciplines—many graced our stage more than once.

About Jennifer Jasper:
Bennington, VT – Jennifer Jasper is a hilarious storyteller, writer, performer and director. She’s known for her consummate storytelling, her pristine timing and her intuitive director’s eye. As a performer and writer she possesses an uncanny capacity for creating memorable characters that are colorful, often outlandish and always emotionally authentic.

A collection of six short plays entitled PRESSING MATTERS was premiered Off Broadway April 20–May 19, 2017, produced by Mary J. Davis and MBL Productions, Inc. In 2016 her short play EGGS was one of nine plays chosen for City Theatre’s (Miami) acclaimed Summer Shorts series as well as a finalist for the 2016 City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting. Her short play ET•Y•MOL•O•GY was a winner of the 39th Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival in New York City.
Ms. Jasper received her BA in Directing from the University of New Mexico. She co-founded the improvisational company Kings’ Elephant Theatre. After a decade of critical and commercial success with Kings’ Elephant, she went on to co-found Vixen Productions (1995– 2005). This all-woman company toured and performed nationally. She was resident director of Printer’s Devil Theatre 2010–2014 and is a regular participant in The 14/48 Projects. She is a member of Dramatists Guild of America.