Spinning Into Butter

By Rebecca Gilman
Directed by Scott Zigler

February 07 - March 09 , 2001

2000-2001 Mainstage Season

The Story

The Dean of Students at a small Vermont college is confronted with a crisis—how to respond to a series of threats targeting an African-American student. While the faculty and students fly into a flurry of politically correct activity—cosmetic at best, destructive at worst—the Dean struggles to face up to the reality of racial issues. A powerful and explosive new play that will shake you to your very core.

Creative & Production Staff

Scenic Designer: Todd Rosenthal
Costume Designer: Linda Roethke
Lighting Designer: Michael Philippi
Stage Manager: Glenn Dunn
Assistant Stage Manager: Malia Arguello
Casting: Rich Cole


Cheryl Gaysunas (Dean Sarah Daniels)
Antonio Edwards Suarez (Patrick Chibas)
Timothy McCracken (Ross Collins)
Ross Bickell (Dean Burton Strauss)
Giulia Pagano (Dean Catherine Kenney)
Hardy Rawls (Mr. Meyers)
Dallas A. Amsden (Greg Sullivan)

Sponsorship & Support

Major Sponsor: Anheuser-Busch Companies