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Beyond Words

by Laura Maria Censabella

Inspired by  the life story of Irene Pepperberg and Alex
directed by Cassie Chapados
March 14 – April 14, 2024
A Catalyst Collaborative@MIT Production

Central Square Theatre, Boston, MA 

Photo Credit: Maggie Hall 

Creative Team


Laura MariaCensabella

Scientist and Inspiration for Beyond Words

Dr. Irene M. Pepperberg 

  • Cassie Chapados.            Director

  • Qingan Zhang.                Scenic Designer

  • Sandra Zhihan Jia.          Costume Designer

  • Amanda Fallon               Lighting Designer

  • Julia Wonkka.                 Properties Designer

  • Grant Abbott.                  Movement Director

  • Anna Drummond.           Sound Designer

  • Olivia Dumaine.              Intimacy Director

  • Kiara Escalera.             Wardrobe Supervisor

  • Kai Bohlman.                  Sound Engineer

  • Brian M. Robillard.*       Stage Manager

  • Elaine Mangelinkx*.       Assistant Stage Manager

Alex - Rendering

Jon Vellante* as Alex

Rendering and Inspiration for Alex

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