Gooney Bird Show Art

Gooney Bird Greene
And Her True Life Adventures

By Kent R. Brown
Based on the book Gooney Bird Greene by Lois Lowry

Directed by Yo-El Cassell

October 26 – November 18, 2018

Gooney Bird is a new student at Watertower Elementary with a flair for the theatrical. Through wearing brightly-colored mismatched ensembles and telling wildly imaginative stories, that are 100% true, Gooney Bird inspires her classmates to maximize their own self-expression.



Daniel/Ensemble – Margot Anderson-Song
Tricia/Cow/Ensemble – Olivia Z. Cote
Chelsea/Van Driver/Ensemble – Tatiana Isabel Gil
Malcolm/Ensemble – Alan Kuang
Mrs. Pidgeon – Paula Langton*
Keiko/TV Reporter/Ensemble – Khloe Alice Lin*
Felicia Ann/Ensemble – Ava Kathryn Lyons
Gooney’s Musical Imagineer/Conductor/Police Officer – Jeff Marcus*
Barry/Catman/Ensemble – Zachary D. McConnell
Nicholas/Ensemble – Jasper Milstein
Mr. Greene/Mr. Prince/Ensemble – Gary Thomas Ng*
Ben/Camera Operator/Ensemble – Brian Perry
Mrs. Greene/Mrs. Schinhofen/Ensemble – Samantha Richert*
Gooney Bird Greene – Hayley Spivey
Beanie/Ensemble – Mabel White

*Denotes Member of Actors’ Equity Association


Director/Movement Director – Yo-EL Cassell
Set Designer – Stephen McGonagle
Lighting Designer – Annie Wiegand
Costume Designer – Chelsea Kerl
Props Designer – Matthew T. lazure
Sound Designer – B.C. Williams
Original Music – Jeff Marcus
Original Lyrics – Paula Langton
Production Stage Manager – Nicky Carbone*

*Denotes Member of Actors’ Equity Association


Photos by Nile Scott Studios


An Interview with Lois Lowry  (Part I)

An Interview with Lois Lowry (Part II)


Wheelock Family Theatre stages Gooney Bird Greene and Her True Life Adventures

-BU Today

…great songs, costumes, sets, choreography and performances, delightfully directed by Emily Ranii…

-Joyce’s Choices

James and the Giant Peach’ is family theatre at its best.

-Theater Mirror

James and the Giant Peach was the first time I’d been to one of your productions and I was blown away–great cast, great production, great message, and such fun all the way through. Take your family–or even go by yourself. You’ll love it!

-WFT Patron

Behind the Scenes

Scenic Drawings by Stephen McGonagle

Act One
Act Two