Red Riding Hood
by Allison Gregory
directed by Shannon Flynn
available to stream
April 21, 2021 - June 13, 2021

Power up your devices—this theatre classic is getting an immersive, cinematic twist your family will love. Red still journeys through the woods to Grand-Mama’s house and the Wolf still has devious dinner plans. But this Red is brave and strong, with plenty of clever tricks up her sleeve. And when two actors take on all the roles in this new digital format, anything can happen! Who could be better at bringing this fast and funny tale into your home than stage and TV director Shannon Flynn, an Emmy Award winner for "Sesame Street"?

Running Time: Approximately ​one hour and ​​4​0 ​minutes, ​with no intermission.

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Allison Gregory’s plays have been produced nationally and internationally and she has received commissions, grants, and development from Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Kennedy Center, South Coast Repertory, Indiana Repertory Theatre, The Playwright’s Center, the Skirball-Kenis Foundation, GEVA, Seattle Repertory Theatre, ACT Theater, Orlando Shakespeare Festival, Northwest Playwright’s Alliance, LATC, and Austin Scriptworks. Her plays include Not Medea and Wild Horses, which received Rolling World Premieres through the National New Play Network. She is currently working on a commission for Geva Theatre about Louise Brooks, a comedy about treason centered on Mrs. Benedict Arnold, and a detective thriller based on a popular 1913 novel. Allison’s plays for young audiences include Go Dog. Go!, adapted from the P.D. Eastman book and co-written with Steven Dietz; Peter and the Wolf, Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!; Junie B. is Not A Crook; and Junie B., Toothless Wonder -  all adapted from the beloved book series by Barbara Park. Allison was recognized this year by TYA USA as “One of the 10 Most Produced TYA Playwrights”. Her plays are published by Playscripts, Smith & Krauss, Dramatic Publishing, and Rain City Press. Allison splits her time between Seattle and Austin.

Nell Geisslinger in "Red Riding Hood" by Allison Gregory.
Nell Geisslinger and Larry Bates in "Red Riding Hood" by Allison Gregory.
Nell Geisslinger and Larry Bates in "Red Riding Hood" by Allison Gregory.
Larry Bates and Nell Geisslinger in "Red Riding Hood" by Allison Gregory.
Nell Geisslinger and Larry Bates in "Red Riding Hood" by Allison Gregory.
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​In this show-and-tell, Jen Stringfellow, ​SCR's scenic charge artist, shares how her team created the textures of tree bark found on the set of Red Riding Hood.

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Red Riding Hood Red Riding Hood Study Guide
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