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limp wrist on the lever

Limp Wrist on the Lever

by Preston Choi '23

directed by Rosie Glen-Lambert/MFA1 Director


Performance Dates

Preview: April 27 @ 7:00pm
Showings: May 4, 7, 10 & 13 @ 7:30pm
     May 14 @ 2:00pm


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Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre



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The Company

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The Cast



Kyle Lee MFA '24



Taiwo Sokan MFA '23



Morgan Nicholas Scott MFA' 23



Lisette Velandia, undergraduate



Jaz Johnson, undergraduate


Ghost (understudy)

Fabricio Apuy-Novella, undergraduate


The Creative Team



Rosie Glen-Lambert MFA '24



Preston Choi MFA '23


Production Stage Manager

Caleb Cook MFA' 24

Scenic Designer

Raphael Mishler MFA '24


Costume Designer

Zoe Trautmann MFA '23


Lighting Designer

Shelby Thach MFA '23 

Sound Designer

Ethan Eldred MFA '24


Intimacy/Fight Director

Rachel Lee Flesher


Asst. Stage Manager

Jonathan Fong, undergraduate


Assistant Stage Manager

Lauren Guiso, undergraduate


Assistant Director

Fabricio Apuy-Novella, undergraduate

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Asst. Lighting Designer

Sydney Primeaux, undergraduate

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Asst. Lighting Designer

Sydney Enthoven, undergraduate

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Asst. Sound Designer

Mercedes Rockin, undergraduate

Limp Wrist Graphic

Asst. Costume Designer

Melissa Dewey, undergraduate


Script PA

Raina Duncan, undergraduate

Voiceover Actors

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Voiceover Actor 

Daylon de Alva, undergraduate  


Voiceover Actor 

Fabricio Apuy-Novella, undergraduate

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Voiceover Actor 

Mawce Dunn, undergraduate 


Voiceover Actor 

Mary Liu, undergraduate 

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Voiceover Actor 

Mercedes Rockin, undergraduate 


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Voiceover Actor 

Carlos Silva, undergraduate 


About the Play

A queer trio's escape plan from a conversion camp takes a topsy-turvy turn in their face off with a straight laced counselor. limp wrist on the lever puts teens at the helm of self-righteous torture, comrades versus traitors, and can you ever be sure you’ve really changed someone’s mind?


Content Warnings 

Sudden screaming and other loud noises; flashes of light and other photosensitive effects. 

This show contains depictions of and/or references to violence, homophobia, transphobia, suicide/self harm, child abuse, torture, murder, and sexual assault.


About the WNPF

This show is part of the Wagner New Play Festival, an annual festival of new works by MFA playwrights, in collaboration with MFA/PhD directors, actors, designers, stage managers, and dramaturges. 


About the Playwright

Preston Choi is a second-year MFA student most recently from Chicago whose work focuses on Asian-American/mixed race/queer lives, social science fiction, and the horrors of being alive. His plays have been developed with B Street Theatre, Interact Theatre, Sideshow Theatre, The Passage Theatre, Victory Gardens, Silk Road Rising. His plays include Happy Birthday Mars Rover (2022 Planet Earth Arts Award, 2022 Darrell Ayers Award), performing class (2022 NNPN New Play Showcase, 20-21 Playwrights Realm Scratchpad Series), A Great Migration (2021 Paul Stephen Lim Award, 2019 NNPN National New Play Showcase, 2017 Agnes Nixon Award). B.S. in Theatre from Northwestern University.


About the Director

Rosie Glen-Lambert (she/her) is a first-year MFA student and theatre director originally from Los Angeles. She is the Artistic Director and Founder of the award-winning, Los Angeles-based theatre company The Attic Collective. Prior to beginning her graduate education, Rosie served as the Literary Manager of Inkwell Theater, a Los Angeles-based company that specializes in the development of new work.  Rosie is known for her inventive storytelling, her “more is more” approach to props, and her commitment to the collaborative process.

Everyone sees movies. Everyone goes to concerts. So why is it that theatre is the art form that has been rejected by so many as stodgy, unwelcoming, and “not for” them? Rosie wants to make up for that bad production of Two Gentlemen of Verona you were forced to watch in middle school. She believes theatre should be relevant and inclusive, which has led her to a deep appreciation for new work, devised performances, and purposeful productions and reimaginings of classic works. She is committed to building a world where everyone sees the theatre as being a place where they belong by creating performances that are engaging, inclusive, and relevant.

Rosie received her BA in Theatre Arts from UC Santa Cruz in 2014. Shortly before leaving Santa Cruz to move back to her hometown of Los Angeles, she formed The Attic Collective, a theatre company devoted to new work and devised performances. In 2015, her theatre company’s production of Dead Dog’s Bone won the Encore Producer’s Award at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, with Rosie nominated for Best Direction. The Last Croissant, her second Hollywood Fringe Festival production with The Attic Collective in 2019, was nominated for numerous awards and won Best of the Broadwater, Best Ensemble Production, and the coveted Top of the Fringe Award. 

Rosie has worked as a director, assistant director, dramaturg, producer, and theatre educator at theatre companies across and beyond Los Angeles, including Bootleg Theater, Portland Center Stage, Sacred Fools Theater Company, and Son of Semele Ensemble. She was named a 2020 Theatremacher by the Alliance for Jewish Theatre and has been a member of LMDA (Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas) since 2019. In her work as Literary Manager at Inkwell Theater she created a monthly cold reading series called “Virtual Playwright’s Night” which has connected playwrights, actors, and theatre lovers across the world and provided a platform for diverse writers to have their work heard. 

Rosie is thrilled to be continuing her education at UC San Diego.