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TILT Performance Group presents
When She Had Wings
By Suzan Zeder

Live and In-Person at Violet Crown City Church
1300 Morrow Street, Austin Tx 78757
From June 10th - 18th, 2022
All Performances Begin at 7:30PM

Onstage Talent:

B: Kristen Gooch & Jourdan Huerta

A: MsBoye

Dad: Ben G. Bazán

Attendant/Man: Blake Common

Wingmen: Sam McDonald & Jarrett Suhr

Sound Ops: Toby Al-Trabulsi & Yadira Uranga

Backstage Talent:

Production Stage Manager: Lynn Beaver

Assistant Stage Manager: Mary Grace Ramsden

Set & Props Design: Tom Common

Photography & Videography: Dave Hawks

Graphic Design: Scott Ferguson

Producing Artistic Director: Adam Roberts

Executive Director: Amy Tarver

Audio Description: Art Spark Texas

ASL Interpretation: Ploeger ASL Interpreting


A story told in sound, movement and words about 9-year-old B... Just plain B, like the letter, like the grade, who is about to turn 10 and is not happy about that! B knows, really knows, she can fly. She is desperate to remember how before the dreaded birthday comes.

In a summer thunderstorm, B's treehouse is hit by lightning, and a mysterious stranger appears. She cannot speak except in strange squawks, single words and occasionally the letters "KHAQQ" ...the call letters of the plane Amelia Earhart was flying when she disappeared and was never found. 

Is this creature a bird, an older woman escaped from a senior care unit or could she possible be Amelia herself? Together they must help each other remember how to fly... literally and metaphorically.


Emily Quigley
Austin American-Statesman

The work they a vital part of an important national conversation, and there is nothing else like it on the Austin stage.

Addison McKissack
Broadway World

TILT Performance Company was a fun romp of a show with a lot of heart and a fantastic message that is great for audiences of all ages.

Shanon Weaver
The Austin Chronicle

I settle in and quickly found myself in awe of the passion, dedication, and talent put forth by a wholly inspirational cast.

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