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The ripple effects of trauma in the Head that Wears the Crown

Ally Theatre Company presents The Head That Wears The Crown by Hope Villanueva:

A workshop production that traces a group of friends from high school to early adulthood, and shines a light on survivors grappling with the ripple effects of trauma in our social media saturated information age.

Workshop Production
The Head That Wears The Crown
Written by Hope Villanueva
Directed by Megan Behm
Performances run February 22-March 16


Ally Theatre Company is proud to present a workshop production of The Head That Wears The Crown by Hope Villanueva, February 22-March 16 2019 in Studio 4 at Joe's Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier, MD.

Three high schoolers are the queens of their school until Danielle arrives. When she catches the eye of one of their exes just before the Winter formal, they decide to keep their friend close and their enemy closer, manipulating her emails, social media, and relationships. When their mean-spirited plan for revenge goes far out of control, the repercussions of their choices will follow all of them for the rest of their lives. 


Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Content Warning: sexual assault (discussed, not seen), self-harm, eating disorders

Marley Kabin as Anisa
Danielle Scott as Danielle
Lori Pitts as Caro
Julieta Gozalo as Bethanie
Jonathan Miot as The Guys

Director: Megan Behm
Production Manager: Alex Davis
Stage Manager: Charles Lasky
Set Design: Alex Davis
Costume Design: Noni Ford
Lighting Design: Precious Porter
Producer: Ty Hallmark

Where: Joe's Movement Emporium
Studio 4
3309 Bunker Hill Road
Mount Rainier, MD 20712

When: Friday and Saturday at 8PM; Saturday at 2:30PM; Sunday at 4PM
Community Preview Pay What You Wish Performance Friday February 21 at 8PM and Saturday February 22 at 2:30PM
Special Performance for Industry on Monday March 4 at 8PM

Seating is limited - only 30 seats per performance
Tickets: first 10 seats per performance are $15, remaining seats are $25, general admission

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Photos: For high-resolution production photos, please email

About Ally Theatre Company

Founded in 2016, Ally Theatre Company produces theatre designed to engage audiences through acknowledging and confronting systemic oppression in America.

We aim to join the vital conversations—sparked by generations of thinkers, writers, performers, and activists who paved the way before us—that continue each and every day, by:

● Placing underrepresented populations at the front and center of our narratives and our organization

● Forming alliances with individuals and organizations who share a similar mission

● Producing new theatrical works making their world, national, or local premieres

● Tackling existing theatrical works that forward the conversation

In doing so, we hope to play a small part in creating the space and opportunity needed to form new traditions and conversations, while steadily inching toward the eradication of systemic violence, prejudice, and racism in our society.

At Ally, we’re more than a theatre company—we’re a movement.

Ally Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, formerly Doorway Arts Ensemble