Night Witches Ground Rush Productions LLC

About This Show

The second installment of Night Witches, a new play. In the fall of 1941 after the Nazi Invasion of the Soviet Union, Marina Raskova, a Russian Amelia Earhart, formed three female aviation regiments to fight back. Of the three, the 588th Night Bomber Regiment was the only unit to remain exclusively female throughout the war. Made of up 112 girls ages 17-26, they flew for 3 1/2 years using repurposed cropdusting planes to drop bombs on Nazi forces below. Inspired from Anne Noggle’s book, A Dance with Death, Night Witches weaves together a story of sisterhood, courage, and endurance, amidst a world war.

about the artists

Elena Kritter (Executive Producer/Actor) –  is a New York City-based actor, director, and personal trainer. Directing credits include: Carrying Helen (Cherry Lane Theatre); Overruled (Shiyr Productions); Becky Shaw (The Producer’s Club). Noted acting credits: Victoria Woodhull (Theatre for New City); Welcome to the Doll Den (Electric Eye Ensemble); La Storia di Colapesce which toured in Sicily and the USA (Trinacria Theatre Company); The Drunken City (The Kraine Theater); As You Like It (Shakespeare on the Sound). Training: William Esper Studio (Meisner Training Program), BADA’s Midsummer at Oxford, Maggie Flanigan Studio (Summer Intensive), BA in Theatre from Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Alida Rose Delaney (Associate Producer/Actor) – is an interdisciplinary artist in New York. Credits include: Skerry’s (Christy Jones), Charles Mee’s premiere of Soot and Spit (Kim Weild, New Ohio Theatre); Beth Morrison Projects premiere Ouroboros Trilogy (Michael Counts, Cutler Majestic Theater); The Clockwork Boy (NY Thespis Festival); NY premiere of The Fall (Jane Anfield, Fringe Encores). Film/TV credits: Cast Down, In A Sentimental Mood, Devour Me, The Knick, & Vinyl. Her artwork has been featured at the Queens Museum & the George Billis Gallery in NY. Alida was a recipient of the NYS Pavilion Competition (Queen’s Winner), the Dr. Rene Fortin & George Farber awards. BFA, Dance, Marymount Manhattan College.

Kathleen Anne Hefferon (Director) –  is a NYC based Director & Dramaturg. Past NYC Productions include:Two Gentlemen of Verona (Fiasco Theater, TFANA); Midsummer Night’s Dream (Classic Stage Company); Macbeth (Classic Stage Company); Hamlet (Waterwell Theater, Sheen Center); Songbird (59e59); The Road to Damascus (59e59); Fuck, Marry, Kill (Less Than Rent – workshop); Diva:Live From Hell (Theatre for the New City); Almost Home (The Director’s Company), Bone (The Flea – workshop). NYU Gallatin, British American Drama Academy.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 7:30pm

General Admission

$15 in advance

$18 at the door



Estimated Runtime
120 minutes

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Directed by

Kathleen Anne Hefferon

Executive Producer

Elena Kritter

Associate Producer

Alida Rose Delaney


Madeline Barr, Elizabeth Chahin, Josephine Cooper, Alida Rose Delaney, Alexis Ingram, Elena Kritter, and Maggie Ronck

Costume Design

Alida Rose Delaney

Graphic Design

Sean Devare, Tom Delaney, Suze Myers

Lighting Design & Puppeteer

Maggie Ronck

Musical Arrangement

Josephine Cooper


Stephanie Dougher

Script Supervisors

Madeline Barr, Elizabeth Chahin

Set Design

Gene Kritter

Assistant Set Designer

Alexis Ingram

Sound Design

Ernesto Baez