You can join the waitlist for any performance by arriving at the box office one hour before show time. You are also still encouraged and welcome to attend the post-show discussion on Thursday 4/24 and The Symposium on Saturday 4/26. 

The Memo 


By Václav Havel

Translated from Czech by Paul Wilson
Directed by Stephen Nunns

Previews April 2nd and 3rd
Running April 4th- April 27th

A comic workplace classic about the perils of standardized communication.

Company President Mr. Gross receives a memorandum but can’t read it because it’s written in Ptydepe*, the newly invented language to which all correspondence must adhere. If he can’t figure out what it says, he’ll lose his job and certainly his mind. This satirical take on bureaucracy and office malarkey is an incisive look at 20th century Communist Czechoslovakia, but it could just as easily be today’s America.

This performance is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, including a 15 minute intermission. 

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Listen: Cast and crew of The Memo talk to WYPR’s The Signal
Listen: Carrots talk about The Memo on WTMD’s Hit Parade Live



Rich Gross- Rich Espey
Sarah Balas- Sarah Gretchen
Richard Masat- Richard Goldberg
Nathan Kunc- Nathan Fulton*
Sophie- Sophie Hinderberger
Ann-Ann Turiano
Kristina- Kristina Szilagyi
J.V. Diem- Paul Diem*
Jack Kubs/Suba- Jack Sossman
Tom- Tom Byrne
Ms. Olsen-Ecker- Britt Olsen-Ecker**


Director- Stephen Nunns
Dramaturg- Kellie Mecleary*
Set Designer- Rick Gerriets
Electrics Designer- Steven McDonald
Costume Designer-Leslie Yarmo
Sound Designers- Stephen Nunns and Steven Krigel
Prop Designer- Claire Brooks
Projections Designer– Dawn Kelley

Musical Director- Jack Sossman
Vocal Coach- Britt Olsen-Ecker**
Stage Manager– Kate Smith-Morse
Assistant Stage Manager- Dawn Kelley
Board Operator- Kate Smith-Morse
Production Manager-Steven Krigel*
Interim Artistic Director-Kellie Mecleary*
Technical Director-Michael Varelli*

*Denotes Single Carrot Theatre Ensemble Member
** Denotes Single Carrot Theatre Fellow

At Single Carrot, we think theatre-going is an immersive experience that should be entertaining and educational. We hope you’ll come see The Memo and enjoy the following events, too!*

Between Theatre and Politics: The Memo as Dissidence
A discussion about the intersection between politics and performance in Václav Havel’s life and work, as well as the implications of producing The Memo in the United States today. Featuring Dr. James Ball.
Thursday April 24th

Office Space: Dehumanizing Systems in The Memo
A panel discussion about the origins, history, and contemporary reality of living and working within bureaucratic systems. Featuring organizational psychologist Abby L. Mello, Ph.D. and Federal Transit Administration Director of Communications Amy Bernstein.
Saturday, April 26th 

From Velvet Underground to Velvet Revolution and Beyond: Václav Havel, Czechoslovakia, and the United States. 

A thorough investigation of the rich and difficult context surrounding Václav Havel’s The Memo.
5:30pm – Panel discussion with experts on the context surrounding Václav Havel’s The Memo.
6:30pm – Wine and cheese reception
7:30pm – Performance of The Memo
9:30pm – Post-show discussion with panelists and artists from The Memo
*All events are completely FREE with your ticket to The Memo

*What is Ptydepe? More info HERE.