Brit is a young woman coming to terms with her sexuality. Her way of coping with stress and anxiety is occasional episodes of kleptomania. After spending the night with a woman for the first time Brit steals a book from a garage sale to find it filled with old photographs of a lesbian couple in the early 1970’s. Amazed by the couple’s boldness to be be out, she returns to the scene of the crime to sneak a peek into their world but ends up having to confront her own struggles instead.
Emily Barber has been cast as our Brit. She has been cast on several films before as an LGBT character and the content is close to her heart. Emily has trained at the Acting Studio of Chicago as well as iO. We are excited to see her bring Brit to life!
Rita is a widow moving out of her house. She is a warm, welcoming person who carries the weight of the world on her shoulders. She’s sharp and funny with a little sass but there is a sadness, a nostalgia of the past that surrounds her.
I fell in love with acting when I was in high school, but it is only recently, after a 20-year career in Social Work and a brief stint as a computer programmer, that I have begun to pursue acting professionally. I have enjoyed working in industrials, print, stage and a small role in “Chicago P.D,” but am most excited to be a part of “Me and Marcy.” I am so grateful to have the opportunity to work on this project with people who recognize the
importance of telling the stories that are so often overlooked. Women’s stories. Stories with LGBT themes.
Stories of substance and importance.
Marcy - Danielle Nicholson
Marcy is Brit’s love interest. Marcy is a cool, confident woman that meets Brit at a party. They instantly click and dance and laugh throughout the night. Marcy is forward and invites Brit back to her place. The character of Marcy is strong willed, impressive, and easy-going. There isn’t too much that can get her down. She thinks her one night stand with Brit should turn into something more. There is a very obvious chemistry between the two of them and Marcy is the type to pursue it.
Danielle has been studying acting for a year and has completely fallen in love with the craft. She loves to seek out complex female characters and is, "so very excited to explore Marcy". Danielle is enthusiastic about this story and creating meaningful work.
Young Rita - Karissa J Murrell Myers
Young Rita is featured in several old photographs and in a few flashback scenes decked out in glamorous 70’s garments and stylized makeup. She is confident and fun with a hint of mischief about her.
Elaine is Rita’s girlfriend from nearly 40 years ago. Their story is told through dreams and flashbacks. Elaine is sweet, demure, and flirty. She has a softness to her. She’s the type to run from conflict and always follows the rules.