Michelle Flanagan

Michelle Flanagan

SEASON 16 | JULY 2004

The Good Woman of Setzuan
summer youth theatre

By Bertolt Brecht
Directed by Mattew Petterson
Presented by The VORTEX Summer Youth Theatre


Summer Youth Theatre presents Bertolt Brecht's The Good Woman of Setzuan. Originally written in the late 30's, this timeless parable first received production in the U.S. in 1956. A modern classic, Good Woman explores the challenges of a good person in a not-so-good world. This SYT production embraces Brechtian style.


Featuring the Youth Company: Michelle Flanagan, Kathleen Fletcher, Elena Foster, Lily Kelly, Aaron Lofton, Leanne Meyerson, Zach Pettichord, Rosemary Simmons, Ian Stillwell, Aaron Williams, and Brittany Williams.

Adult Guest Artists include: Mick D’arcy, Amber Grundman, Content Love Knowles, Traci Laird, Betsy McCann, Edmund Pantuliano, Todd Porter, Samantha Scott, and Melissa Vogt.

Production TEAM

Directed by Mattew Petterson; Scenic Design by Ann Marie Gordon; Lighting Design by Brian Davis; Costume Design by Pam Fletcher Friday; Original music by Ken Burchenal & Edmund Pantuliano, Publicity Photos by Kenneth B. Gall.


Nomination for B. Iden Payne and Critics’ Table Award: Outstanding Youth Performer: Kathleen Fletcher


Matthew Patterson directs an inter-generational cast of teen and adult artists. Patterson received a B.A. in Theatre from The University of Texas at Austin, is a veteran actor and director of SYT, and has been a VORTEX company member for 14 years, appearing in more than 45 productions on the VORTEX stage. He is heading to the University of North Carolina this fall to pursue an M.F.A. in Acting.

Summer Youth Theatre is funded in part by VORTEX, by the City of Austin under the auspices of the Austin Arts Commission and by the Texas Commission on the Arts.