In the midst of a world-wide economic collapse, three siblings reunite at their family farm in Texas believing it will be their best chance at survival. As they are forced to live and work together, old conflicts come to the surface, and their internal struggles clash with the need to protect themselves from the outside world.
Subsistence was produced as a special engagement with KVPAC/Encore Arts in Fulshear Texas as part of the TNT Pops! Playwrighting Competition on August 9 & 10, 2019. It was directed by Kathleen Brown and Assistant Student Director Michael Cammack.
JANICE SCHILLING LAWRENCE – The eldest sister. Early-50s, widow, Michael’s mother, a doctor, she is very used to being in charge.
ROBERT SCHILLING – The middle child. Late 40s, married to Virginia, lives on the farm.
MARY SCHILLING LANSING – The youngest sister. Mid-40s, married to Peter, Katie’s mother, wants the most attention but never gets it.
VIRGINIA SCHILLING – Late 40s, Robert’s salt-of-the-earth country wife. Childless.
PETER LANSING – Mid-40s, Mary’s husband, Wall Street executive, master of the universe.
MICHAEL LAWRENCE – 20, college student, socially awkward.
KATIE LANSING – 17, prep school student.
NEWSCASTER – Recorded Voice-over
SETTING: A farmhouse in Texas.
TIME: The near future.
Cast and Crew:
JANICE SCHILLING LAWRENCE – Andrea Cammack
ROBERT SCHILLING – Joseph Matthew Galan
MARY SCHILLING LANSING – Tamara Ledyard
VIRGINIA SCHILLING – Amy Davis
PETER LANSING – Christopher Krause
MICHAEL LAWRENCE – Jason Krenek
KATIE LANSING – Delaney Cammack
NEWSCASTER – Michael Cammack
Scenic Design – Lori Magyar & Jason Krenek
Costume Design – Kathleen Brown & Lori Magyar
Props Design – Emerson Cammack
Sound Design –Aidan Ledyard
Lighting Design – Aidan Ledyard & Abby Siler