Top Girls

Top Girls by Carol Churchill at Live ArtsSponsored by Latitude 38

  • by Caryl Churchill
  • directed by Betsy Tucker
  • February 2–24
  • Founders Theater

“A once-daring play has matured over 30 years into a genuine classic, as pertinent and piercing as ever.” – The Hollywood Reporter

Caryl Churchill’s ground-breaking theatrical exploration of the challenges women face in defining their own lives is perhaps more relevant today than ever. In her tribute to the trailblazers—the famous, the infamous and the relatively unknown—Churchill uses their spectacular successes and failures to weave a tapestry against which the strength and resilience of those who continue the struggle in our everyday world are highlighted.




  • Claire Chandler…MARLENE
  • Barbara Roberts… ISABELLA BIRD, LOUISE
  • Mattie Weikle… LADY NIJO, KIT, SHONA
  • Kat Maybury… GRET, JOYCE, MRS. KIDD
  • Gretchen York… POPE JOAN, NELL
  • Jen Bottas… ANGIE, WAITRESS

Production Team

  • Producer… Adrienne Oliver
  • Director… Betsy Rudelich Tucker
  • Assistant… Kelli Shermeyer
  • Production Stage Manager… Caroline Daniels
  • Set Designer… Matthew Kornegay
  • Assistant to Set Designer… Michael Shveima
  • Lighting Designer… Sophie Freshwater
  • Costume Designer… Sri Kodakalla
  • Properties Designer… Anne Shelton
  • Vocal and Dialect Coach… Tovah Close
  • Hair and Make-up Designer… Mendy St. Ours