CalArts School of Theater presents: The Fig and the Wasp

Fri Dec 03 2021 at 08:00 pm to Sat Dec 11 2021 at 10:00 pm

Walt Disney Modular Theater | Valencia

California Institute of the Arts School of Theater
Publisher/HostCalifornia Institute of the Arts School of Theater
CalArts School of Theater presents: The Fig and the Wasp
CalArts School of Theater presents: The Fig and The Wasp
About this Event
The Fig and The WaspWritten by Samantha Behr
Directed by Josh Sobel

How do you fight hopelessness? A senator from a well-known political family, Rosaura Flagg promotes stability to her fellow citizens, even as the country is crumbling. As a mysterious disease starts to spread, her daughter lies in a hospital room in a coma-like sleep. The Fig and The Wasp explores the destruction caused by isolation and the power of care and connection, against the backdrop of a world on fire.

Running Time

2 hours 30 mins, with a 15 minute intermission.


This story contains themes of suicide, depression, anxiety, quarantine, isolation, environmental and political upheaval, and death.

This production contains strobe lighting effects, theatrical haze, and loud sound effects.

No filming or photography of any kind allowed in the theater.

No food or drink is allowed in the theater, with the exception of bottled water.

Use of Headphones as Part of Audience Experience

To present an immersive audio experience, audiences are required to wear overhead headphones during the performance. Headphones will be provided at your seat and will be sanitized before every performance. If you have any questions regarding the usage of headphones, please contact Angelina Jian at [email protected]

COVID Policy

Masks are required at all times inside the building.

In order to create an artistic and learning environment that is as safe as possible, General Visitors (such as event and exhibition participants, audiences and others) are asked to be vaccinated before coming on campus. General Visitors are also asked to check in when arriving on campus, show their proof of vaccination, obtain and wear a visitor badge, and wear a mask at all times.

CalArts Students, Faculty and Staff must present their current CalArts ID along with their ticket reservation for admission to the theater.


Rosaura Flagg: Ishika Muchhal

George: Victoria Zajac

Cara Flagg: Fiona Rose

Harla Monroe: Avalon Greenberg Call

Darwin Flagg & Pres. Curlew: Jeremy Spektor

Ensemble: Jamie Cayer, Heather Friedman, Willington Liu, Ronaldo Medina, Olivia Michael

Creative Team

Scenic Designer: Yuki Ding

Lighting Designer: Violet Smith

Costume Designer: Lena Sands

Video Designer: Nat Nicholas

Sound Designer: Steven Cobilich

Co-Sound Designer: CM Nemanich

Composer: Sam Wells

Choreographer: Livya Howard-Yashar

Co-Technical Director: Karim Abuabara

Co-Technical Director: Sam DuBois

Graphic Designer: Jen Dorman

Assistant Director: Harry Golby

Assistant Scenic Designer: Jane Hamor

Assistant Scenic Designer: Yueyi Zhang

Assistant Lighting Designer: Cad Apostol

Assistant Lighting Designer: Stephanie Lutz

Assistant Costume Designer: Yi-Lun Chien

Assistant Costume Designer: Danica Martino

Assistant Video Designer: Ghazal Bazargan

Assistant Video Designer: Zoe Lappin

Assistant Sound Designer: CM Nemanich

Production Manager: Chris Swetcky

Stage Manager: Jordie Marie Rippon

Producer: Angelina Jian

Assistant Stage Manager: Cassy Sottile

Assistant Stage Manager: Nicole Theep

Associate Production Supervisor: Katherine Paez Froehlich


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Walt Disney Modular Theater, 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia, United States


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