“*****”Smartphones is one of the smartest, sharpest satires I’ve seen-DC Metro Theater Arts

Ambassador Theater Presents


A Pocket Size Farce

By Emilio Williams

Produced by

Hanna Bondarewska

Directed by Helen Hayes Awarded Director

Joe Banno

October 20 – November 15, 2015

At Mead Theatre Lab at FLASHPOINT, 916 G Street, NW, Washington DC

PREVIEWS: Oct. 20, 21, 2015 at 8 PM

OPENING, October 22, 2015 at 8 PM

Shows: THU – SAT at 8:00PM; Matinees: SAT; SUN at 2:00 PM



About Emilio Williams – Writer, Director, Teacher
EmilioWilliamsEmilio Williams’ plays have been produced in Spain, Argentina, France, Estonia, the United Kingdom and the United States (including productions and performances in Chicago, New York, Washington DC, and Los Angeles).
His most recent comedy “Your Problem with Men” was produced by Teatro Luna in Chicago, and has traveled to New York City, Los Angeles and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
In 2012, his one woman show “Medea’s Got Some Issues” received “Best International Show” at United Solo Festival, Off Broadway, New York City.
That same year, his comedy “Smartphones – a pocket-size farce,” received its world premiere at Trap Door Theatre in Chicago. The book was published as part of the anthology New Plays from Spain by Siegel Center.

In 2010, his “dramedy” “Tables and Beds, an unromantic comedy“was selected among 80 plays from 12 countries as the winner of the 4th Premio el EspectáculoTeatral.
Emilio has degrees in journalism and in film and video. In the 1990’s, he worked for CNN in Atlanta and Washington. He worked for The Johns Hopkins University between 2001 and 2011.
In 2011, he moved permanently to Chicago, the city where his father was born.
He currently works for The University of Chicago developing the international business of its healthcare enterprise.


Amelia — Ariana Almajan
Barnaby — Tekle Ghebremeschel
Dagobert — Shravan Amin
Chantal — Moriah Whiteman
Maid —   Hanna Bondarewska


Production Manager – Shawn Lyles

Music/Sound – Gabriel Dib

Set/Lights Designer – David Ghatan

Associate Ligthing Designer – E-hui Woo

Set/Lights/Crew – Rachael Knoblauch

Costume Designer – Lynly Saunders

Literary Director – Eliza Anna Falk

Stage Manager – Michelle Taylor

House Box Office Manager – Anders Hilton da Silva