I’m Not the Woman I Was, The Memoirs of Frances Nail

I’m Not the Woman I Was, The Memoirs of Frances Nail
Script adapted by Robyn Turner
Directed by Judy Matetszchk-Campbell, Ph.D.
May 2005

For her performance in I’m Not the Woman I Was, Karen Kuykendall received the B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy

About the Play:  Who could resist hearing one of Austin’s favorite artists, Karen Kuykendall, as she presents selected stories from the personal essays of local author Frances Nail? Like thumbing through a well-kept scrapbook, these stories show us with humor and wisdom the characters, scenes, and memorabilia that have shaped this one woman’s life. But when looking into the character’s unique story, it doesn’t take long to recognize bits and pieces that are also your own experiences. The people and places in Nail’s personal stories open a window into a by-gone way of life that will be recognized by many Texans. These tales offer a knowing view of the down home and the down-home view of the unknowable. Come along for an evening of great storytelling performance as the author sorts through her material in preparation for a radio appearance.

Starring Karen Kuykendall

Featuring the voice of John Aielli

Ia Layadi

Don Day

Abram Best

Christina Tiechman

Check out the interview with Judy Matetzschk-Campbell in The Austin Chronicle