At the dawn of civilization, one girl had a bright idea

Music and Lyrics by Meredith Stepien & Mark Swiderski
Book by Nick Lang, Matt Lang, & Brian Holden
Arranged by Clark Baxtresser & Pierce Siebers
Directed by  Diana Skrzydlo

Auditions: March 18–20, 2024
Performances: June 6–8, 13–15, & 20–22, 2024

At the dawn of humanity, one tribe of cave-people survives the many trials of prehistoric life under the wise leadership of Jemilla, the Peacemaker. Jemilla taught her people to express themselves, rather than bashing each other’s heads with rocks and eating each other’s babies. But one member of the tribe doesn’t seem to fit in: Zazzalil. She’s always trying to invent things to make life easier… for herself. While out hatching her latest scheme, Zazzalil stumbles upon the most important discovery in history. One that will pit her tribe against woolly mammoths and sabre-toothed tigers, one that will change the world forever. She’ll travel from omega to alpha, and become… the Firebringer!

Buy your tickets now!

Tickets are now on sale for all nights. The performance on Thursday, June 13 is offered as COVID-cautious, with masking required and lower capacity to allow for distancing & keep CO2 levels low.

For a limited time we’re offering a two for the price of less than two sale: for a single price of $35 you can buy a ticket to Firebringer AND ALSO a ticket to Kafka’s Dick. Take advantage of this offer by selecting the special ticket type “Kafka’s Dick + Firebringer” and then choosing which performance of Kafka’s Dick you’d like to attend.

Director insights

Why this show? What’s it about? Director Diana Skrzydlo answers these questions and more in a series of video shorts!

The production team

  • Director: Diana Skrzydlo
  • Assistant Director: Josh Hoey
  • Stage Manager: Hillary Graham
  • Technical Director: Leeanna DiGruccio
  • Choreographer: Liisa Steinwedel
  • Puppet Maker: Ryan Consell
  • Producer: Nadia Novikova
  • Assistant Stage Managers: Colleen Colbeck and Megan Redwood
  • Lighting Designer: Nadia Ursacki
  • Props & Set: Emily Brown
  • Costumes: Jessica Schmidt

The cast

  • Jemilla: Jessica Brooks
  • Zazzalil: Ariel Oleynikov
  • Tiblyn: Ashton Harding
  • Grunt: David Morgan
  • Emberly: Jennifer Addesso
  • Sahra: Rachel Lewis
  • Sheena: Meghan Barker
  • Molag: Zivy Hardy 
  • Keeri: Erica Boneschansker
  • Chorn: Maria DeCiccio
  • Ducker: Damian Slater
  • Shwoopsie: Rachel Conway
  • Smelly Balls: Michael L. Davenport

Part of KWLT’s 2023–2024 season