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APRIL 17 – MAY 4, 2025

By Jeffrey Lo

Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including a 15 minute intermission

Bullets denote mask-required performances

Writing Fragments Home

Be one of the first audiences to see the World Premiere production of the charming and thoughtful WRITING FRAGMENTS HOME

A comedy about art, family, and culture – Writing Fragments Home follows the story of a young Filipino artist who must come face to face with his past, his family and his heritage in order to overcome writer’s block and discover his voice. Stuck sleeping on the couch, Jay must finally come face-to-face with the pressures and dreams of his parents while finding the bravery to fight for his voice as a young artist of color in America. Hillbarn is proud to premiere this new play from Bay Area favorite, Jeffrey Lo.

Run time is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, including a 15 minute intermission.

Suitable for All Ages

Cast & Production

*Actors appear courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

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*Actors appear courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

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Christine Baker

Ensemble

Christine Baker (she/her) is a Bay Area dancer & instructor originally from Des Moines, Iowa. Favorite Hillbarn credits include The Producers (Usherette/Ensemble), Cabaret (Helga), West Side Story (Jet Girl), and Funny Girl (ensemble). Other theatre credits include Sister Act (BBBay) and On the Town (SBMT). Choreography credits include Big Fish at SCP. She seasonally teaches Pop Grooves at Zohar Dance Company & is a member of 401 Dance Company in Oakland. IG @mjluver1984

Caitlin Mcginty

Nostradamus

Caitlin (she/her) is thrilled to be back on stage after a 5 year hiatus! Last seen as Reno Sweeney in Hillbarn’s production of Anything Goes, she took time off to pop out a kid and wait out a global pandemic. Other roles Caitlin has loved portraying are Mary in Mary Poppins, Diana in Next to Normal (BBBay) Rona in Spelling Bee and Amneris is Aida (BBBay). HUGE thank you to her husband, Richie, for holding down the fort at home so she can sing and dance again.

Mauricio Suarez

Francis Flute

Mauricio (he/him) is incredibly excited to make his Hillbarn debut! A Bay Area native, his notable roles include Beadle Bamford (Sweeney Todd, NTC), Pirelli (Sweeney Todd, CRT), Mercury (Out of This World, PSP), and The Duke/Pedro/Dr. Carrasco (Man of La Mancha, Custom Made). He has also worked backstage and understudied for theatres all over the bay, including TheatreWorks, SF Playhouse, and Berkeley Rep. Para mi familia, encantate con todo mi corazon.

Melissa WolfKlain

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Melissa (she/her) is thrilled to be back on the Hillbarn stage where she previously appeared as Sally Bowles in Cabaret and Fanny Brice in Funny Girl! Recent credits: Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, Val in A Chorus Line (both SF Playhouse), the Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods (Mountain Play) and Mary in Merrily We Roll Along (42nd Street Moon). Up next: Being Alive at Theatreworks and back at Hillbarn as Patsy in Always…Patsy Cline.
IG @melissawolfklain 

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Brigitte (she/hers)  is a native Bay Area actress and theatre maker. When Brigitte is not on the stage she is taking your calls managing the Hillbarn Box office. Brigitte Is very excited to be back performing on the Hillbarn stage with such an incredible wealth of bay area talent. Some past roles include Ensemble/swing in Kinky Boots (ROLT), Kelly Manning in The Mad Ones & Heather Chandler in Heathers (PSP), Ali in Mamma Mia (San Jose Stage Co), Poppy in Noises Off (Hillbarn Theatre), Little Red Riding Hood in Into the Woods (LASC).