Part I: the Modern Ladies
Playwright Lauren Gunderson says: “All the characters in The Taming are me—in fact, they are all each of us. Humans are complex creatures, so I hope audience members will relate to different characters at different points in the show.”
She’s a go-getter who is used to the game of politics—pragmatism over passion for her. Rigor and rule-following have gotten her where she is. Never mind the rotten boss—she’s gonna get her bill passed!
Party: GOP all the W.A.Y.
Occupation: Senator’s Aide
Talent: Getting sh!t done
Quote: “Nothing makes me yell like Liberals.”
Passionate but undisciplined, this righteous idealist says it’s her way or the
highway. But will breaking all the rules really save the Panda Shrews?
Party: Democratic, of course. Sheesh!
Occupation: “Tru-sader”—current projects include saving the Panda Shrew
and taking down corrupt Republicans
Talent: Maximizing retweets
Quote: “Uh. I have Twitter feeds, and hashtags,
This non-partisan patriot’s talent act is constitutional reform: taming inflammatory rhetoric and uniting Red State and Blue in order to form the most perfect Union of all.
Party: No Party Preference—WWMD (What Would Madison Do?)
Occupation: Beauty Queen, currently Miss Georgia
Talent: Bringing people together to make this beautiful country a better place, Thankyouverymuch!
Quote: “Don’t put me in a box—I can be a little conservative and a little liberal. Sure, I’m a beauty queen, but I’m also a secret genius; in fact, I’m a full-on sparkly unicorn beast of optimism.”