2018-2019 Season Announcement
Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce the upcoming 2018-2019 Season. The New York premiere of Ngozi Anyanwu’s GOOD GRIEF, directed by Awoye Timpo, will open the season this fall. In winter 2019, The Vineyard and The New Group will co-produce the world premiere of Jeremy O. Harris’ “Daddy” directed by Danya […]
Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce the upcoming 2018-2019 Season. The New York premiere of Ngozi Anyanwu’s GOOD GRIEF, directed by Awoye Timpo, will open the season this fall. In winter 2019, The Vineyard and The New Group will co-produce the world premiere of Jeremy O. Harris’ “Daddy” directed by Danya Taymor, featuring Alan Cumming. The final production of the season in spring 2019 will be the New York premiere of DO YOU FEEL ANGER? by Mara Nelson-Greenberg, directed by Margot Bordelon. GOOD GRIEF and DO YOU FEEL ANGER? will be presented at Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) and the co-production of “Daddy” will be presented in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street).
Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern said, “We are thrilled to announce a season of extraordinary premiere plays by some of most exciting new voices in the theatre — Ngozi Anyanwu, Jeremy O. Harris, and Mara Nelson-Greenberg — all making their Vineyard mainstage debuts. Their plays wrestle with complex themes — the process of grief, the mysteries of connection, the power of imagination, the erosion of empathy — in compelling, funny and potent ways. Each evinces a fearless and original theatricality and collision of forms, pushing the boundaries of what theatre can be and do. We are so excited to collaborate with these remarkable young playwrights and directors — Awoye Timpo, Danya Taymor and Margot Bordelon — and to bring their work to our audiences.”
By Ngozi Anyanwu
Directed by Awoye Timpo
In Association with Audible
New York Premiere
Nkechi was a good Nigerian-American girl. She did everything right. Went to med school. Made plans. Then life happened. And plans changed. A first-generation coming-of-age journey of love, loss, and growing into adulthood, GOOD GRIEF follows Nkechi as she navigates Pennsylvania’s suburbs alongside her childhood crush, her would-be-philosopher brother, and her immigrant parents. Hailed as a “profound dramatic work” by LA Weekly, this hilarious and heartbreaking new play reunites playwright Ngozi Anyanwu and director Awoye Timpo following their acclaimed collaboration on THE HOMECOMING QUEEN.
Vineyard Theatre reunites with Audible, the world’s largest seller and producer of digital spoken-word entertainment, following their award-winning production of HARRY CLARKE. Audible will record The Vineyard’s production of GOOD GRIEF as an audio play.
GOOD GRIEF received its world premiere at Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles.
By Jeremy O. Harris
Directed by Danya Taymor
With Alan Cumming
World premiere production from The New Group and Vineyard Theatre.
Presented in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street)
In Jeremy O. Harris’ searing new play “Daddy,” Franklin, a young black artist, meets Andre (Alan Cumming), an older white art collector, and sparks quickly fly. As their erotic link deepens into an irresistible bond, Franklin’s life and lifestyle get a hefty upgrade. But when Franklin’s Christian mother decides that her son is in peril, she enters into an epic battle of wills with Andre over the soul of their baby boy. Set in and around a Bel Air swimming pool, this wildly theatrical and dangerous new play takes a deep dive into questions of patronage and parentage, as Franklin’s past, present and future collide in surreal ways. Danya Taymor (PASS OVER) directs this world-premiere co-production with The New Group.
DO YOU FEEL ANGER?
By Mara Nelson-Greenberg
Directed by Margot Bordelon
New York Premiere
In Mara Nelson-Greenberg’s dazzling dark comedy, Sofia is hired as an empathy coach at a debt collection agency — and clearly, she has her work cut out for her. These employees can barely identify what an emotion is, much less practice deep, radical compassion for others. As they painstakingly stumble towards enlightenment, someone keeps mugging Eva in the kitchen, and the unspoken dynamics of their seemingly blithe workplace culture become increasingly unsettling. This absurdly funny and potent new play, directed by Margot Bordelon, reminds us that change is not always easy, and may come with unexpected costs.
DO YOU FEEL ANGER? received its world premiere at the 2018 Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville.
In addition, a Lab Production will be announced at a later date.
Memberships are now on sale for The Vineyard’s 2018-2019 Season and can be purchased online at www.vineyardtheatre.org or by calling the box office at 212-353-0303. Becoming a member ensures great seats to all Vineyard productions for a fraction of the full ticket price. Other privileges include the ability to reserve seats before tickets go on sale to the general public, discounted guest tickets, invitations to new play readings and Developmental Labs, and other exclusive benefits.
Vineyard Theatre is an Off-Broadway theatre company dedicated to developing and producing bold new plays and musicals by both emerging and established artists. The theater is committed to creating an artistic home for daring and diverse artists and to nurturing their unique voices. For over 35 years the company has sought to produce work that challenges all of us to see ourselves and our world in new ways, and that pushes the boundaries of what theatre can be and do.
The Vineyard has consistently premiered provocative, groundbreaking works; most recently, the world-premiere of David Cale’s HARRY CLARKE, directed by Leigh Silverman and starring Billy Crudup, which played a sold-out extended run, won a Drama Desk, Obie, Lucille Lortel, Off Broadway Alliance and Outer Critics Circle Awards, and was released as an audio play on Audible; Jordan Harrison’s THE AMATEURS, directed by Oliver Butler; and THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE by John Kander and David Thompson, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman. The Vineyard has also premiered Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman’s INDECENT, which transferred to Broadway last season, winning two Tony Awards; Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Pulitzer Prize finalist GLORIA; DOT by Colman Domingo; Nicky Silver’s THE LYONS; Marx, Lopez and Whitty’s Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q; Kander and Ebb’s THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS; Bell and Bowen’s [title of show]; Paula Vogel’s HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE (1998 Pulitzer Prize); Edward Albee’s THREE TALL WOMEN (1994 Pulitzer Prize); Lanie Robertson’s LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL, Tarell Alvin McCraney’s WIG OUT!; Becky Mode’s FULLY COMMITTED; Jenny Schwartz’ GOD’S EAR; Will Eno’s MIDDLETOWN; Michael Mayer and Peter Lerman’s BROOKLYNITE, and many more. The Vineyard’s Paula Vogel Playwriting Award and Susan Stroman Directing Award recognize and support emerging artists with tailored residencies. In addition, the company’s education programs serve hundreds of New York City public high school students annually, culminating in the Rebel Verses Youth Arts Festival in collaboration with Developing Artists. Vineyard Theatre has been honored with special Drama Desk, Obie, and Lucille Lortel Awards for its contribution to the theatre.
Vineyard Theatre’s leadership includes Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern and Managing Director Suzanne Appel.
Ngozi Anyanwu (Playwright, GOOD GRIEF) is an overall Renaissance Woman. Education: University of California San Diego (MFA Acting). Point Park University (B.A) Playwriting: GOOD GRIEF, VICTORY IS OURS and THE HOMECOMING QUEEN. GOOD GRIEF was produced at Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles in spring 2017. The play was on the 2016 Kilroys List and was a semi-finalist for the 2016 Princess Grace Award. It received the Inaugural CTG/Humanitas Playwriting Prize. THE HOMECOMING QUEEN was produced at the Atlantic Theatre Company in winter 2018. Anyanwu is also a recipient of the New York Stage and Film Founder’s Award and the Djerassi Artist Residency and a writer in residence at LCT3 and SPACE on Ryder Farm. VICTORY IS OURS was presented as part of the New Black Fest at the Lark and as part of the National Black Theatre’s Keep Soul Alive Monday Reading Series. Ngozi is currently developing a pilot with JuVee Productions and ABC Signature. Acting: The Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Barrington Stage, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and The Mark Taper Forum. TV credits: “Limitless,” “Deadbeat,” “The Affair,” “Law and Order: SVU,” “The Mysteries of Laura,” and “The Deuce.” Producer: 1st Generation Nigerian Project, Co-Producer and Director of New Play Development of Now Africa’s Playwrights Festival. Director: SHE GON LEARN, by Lisa Strum for the Emerging Arts Festival, United Solo Festival, National Black Theater; Black Love.
Awoye Timpo (Director, GOOD GRIEF) Credits include: THE HOMECOMING QUEEN (Atlantic Theater), SKELETON CREW (Chester Theater), SISTER SON/JI (Billie Holiday Theater), CARNAVAL (National Black Theatre), NDEBELE FUNERAL (59E59, South African tour, Edinburgh Festival); THE LIBATION BEARERS (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ), ARABY (La MaMa), IN THE CONTINUUM (Juilliard); CLYBOURNE PARK (Farmers Alley), THE VANISHED (Novisi). Producer: CLASSIX, a reading series exploring classic plays by Black playwrights. The inaugural season in 2017 featured works by Bill Gunn, Kathleen Collins, Ron Milner and Alice Childress. Broadway: Associate Director, JITNEY; Assistant Director, SHUFFLE ALONG. Other: Associate Director, OTHELLO (Shakespeare in the Park), ABC/Disney, Cherry Lane, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Ma-Yi, New Dramatists, NOW Africa, Page 73, PEN World Voices, Rising Circle, Royal Shakespeare Company, Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab and WNYC. Upcoming: PARADISE BLUE by Dominique Morisseau (Long Wharf).
Audible, Inc. is the world’s leading producer and provider of premium digital spoken audio content, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible was created to unleash the emotive music in language and the habituating power and utility of verbal expression. Audible content includes more than 425,000 audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers. Audible is also the provider of spoken-word audio products for Apple’s iTunes Store.
Jeremy O. Harris (Playwright, “Daddy”) is a theatre artist currently residing in New Haven, CT by way of Los Angeles, CA. As a playwright, his full-length plays include XANDER XYST, DRAGON: 1, SLAVE PLAY (upcoming at New York Theatre Workshop, Winner of the 2018 Kennedy Center Rosa Parks Playwriting Award, the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, 2018 O’Neill Playwrights Conference) and WATER SPORTS; OR INSIGNIFICANT WHITE BOYS. His work as a writer and director has been presented or developed by Pieterspace, JACK, Ars Nova, The New Group, NYTW, Performance Space New York and Playwrights Horizons. His work as an actor has been seen at About Face Theatre, The Goodman and most recently HBO’s “High Maintenance.” He is a 2016 MacDowell Colony Fellow, an Orchard Project Greenhouse artist, resident playwright with Colt Coeur, and is under commission from Lincoln Center Theater and Playwrights Horizons. Jeremy is currently in his second year at the Yale School of Drama.
Danya Taymor (Director, “Daddy”) is a New York based director and translator. Her production of Antoinette Nwandu’s Pass PASS OVER (Steppenwolf) was filmed by Spike Lee and premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Other recent work: Martyna Majok’s QUEENS (LCT3), Justin Kuritzkes’ THE SENSUALITY PARTY (The New Group), Nathan Yungerberg’s ESAI’S TABLE (Cherry Lane Mentor Project), Brian Watkins’ WYOMING (Lesser America) and MY DAUGHTER KEEPS OUR HAMMER, Sarah Gancher’s THE PLACE WE BUILT and LEGOM’s I HATE FUCKING MEXICANS (The Flea). An alumna of the Women’s Project Lab, Sundance Theatre Lab, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, Van Lier Fellowship and the 2050 Fellowship at NYTW. She is a Usual Suspect at NYTW, an artist in residence at TFANA, a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre and an Associate Artist at The Flea. Education: Duke University. Upcoming Projects include Antoinette Nwandu’s PASS OVER (LCT3) and Danai Gurira’s FAMILIAR (Steppenwolf). BA: Duke University.
Alan Cumming (“Andre,” “Daddy”) has performed with Jay Z and Liza with a Z; he has won a Tony, hosted the Tonys and been nominated for an Emmy for doing so; he has a soap called Cumming In A Bar, and a bar called Club Cumming; he made back-to-back films with Stanley Kubrick and the Spice Girls; he has played God, the Devil, Hitler, the Pope, a teleporting superhero, Hamlet, all the parts in Macbeth, General Batista of Cuba, a goat opposite Sean Connery, Dionysus, a Smurf (twice) the EmCee in CABARET (thrice), a James Bond baddie – oh, and political spinmeister Eli Gold on seven seasons of “The Good Wife” for which he received multiple Golden Globe, Emmy and SAG award nominations; he is the author of five books including a #1 New York Times best-selling memoir; he appeared on “Sesame Street,” “Dora the Explorer,” topless in Playgirl and naked on the cover of his second album. He has received over forty awards for his humanitarianism and social activism, three honorary doctorates, both the Great Scot and Icon of Scotland awards from his homeland and was made an OBE (Officer of the British Empire) for his contributions to the arts and LBGT equality by the Queen, whose portrait was taken down when his was unveiled at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in 2014. He has sung in concert halls across the globe including the Sydney Opera House, the London Palladium, the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall and Billboard said of his last concert tour Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs “he’s an icon to behold – he is unapologetically himself, and with a talent like that, he has no need to apologize.”
The New Group (Co-Producer, “Daddy”) (Scott Elliott, Artistic Director; Adam Bernstein, Executive Director) is an award-winning, artist-driven company with a commitment to developing and producing powerful, contemporary theater. The company maintains an ensemble approach to its work and an articulated style of emotional immediacy in its productions, while seeking a theater that is adventurous, stimulating and most importantly “now,” a true forum for the present culture. The 2018-2019 Season features four world premiere productions: Sharr White’s THE TRUE, directed by Scott Elliott, with Edie Falco, Michael McKean and Peter Scolari (Fall 2018); CLUELESS, THE MUSICAL, by Amy Heckerling, with choreography by Kelly Devine, directed by Kristin Hanggi (Fall 2018); Jeremy O. Harris’ “Daddy,” a co-production with Vineyard Theatre, directed by Danya Taymor, featuring Alan Cumming (Winter 2019); and Jesse Eisenberg’s YEA, SISTER!, directed by Scott Elliott (Spring 2019). Recent production highlights include JERRY SPRINGER – THE OPERA, featuring music by Richard Thomas and book & additional lyrics by Stewart Lee and Richard Thomas and choreography by Chris Bailey, directed by John Rando; the hit revival of SWEET CHARITY, choreographed by Joshua Bergasse, directed by Leigh Silverman and starring Sutton Foster; the U.S. premiere of Wallace Shawn’s EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE; the revival of Sam Shepard’s BURIED CHILD and the world premiere of Jesse Eisenberg’s THE SPOILS, which both enjoyed critically-acclaimed productions at Trafalagar Studios in London’s West End directed by Scott Elliott. Over the last 23 years, the company has collaborated with writers Thomas Bradshaw (BURNING, INTIMACY); Ayub Khan Din (EAST IS EAST, RAFTA, RAFTA…, BUNTY BERMAN PRESENTS…); Mike Leigh (ECSTASY, SMELLING A RAT, ABIGAIL’S PARTY, TWO THOUSAND YEARS); Kenneth Lonergan (THIS IS OUR YOUTH, THE STARRY MESSENGER); David Rabe (GOOD FOR OTTO, HURLYBURLY, AN EARLY HISTORY OF FIRE, STICKS AND BONES); Wallace Shawn (AUNT DAN AND LEMON, THE FEVER, MARIE AND BRUCE, AN EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE) and many more. The company has received more than 100 awards and nominations for excellence. The New Group is a recipient of the 2004 Tony® Award for Best Musical (AVENUE Q). In 2011, THE KID received five Drama Desk nominations and the Outer Critics Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical. That year, The New Group and Scott Elliott were honored with a Drama Desk Special Award “for presenting contemporary new voices, and for uncompromisingly raw and powerful productions.” For more, please visit TheNewGroup.org.
Mara Nelson-Greenberg’s (Playwright, DO YOU FEEL ANGER?) work has been developed at Playwrights Horizons, Clubbed Thumb, Ensemble Studio Theatre and Dixon Place, among others. She is a member of Youngblood at Ensemble Studio Theater and an alumnus of Clubbed Thumb’s Early Career Writers Group. Her play DO YOU FEEL ANGER? premiered at the 2018 Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville and her play Hamlet by Mia Fefferman was a finalist for the 2017 Relentless Award. She grew up in Brooklyn, NY and received her B.A. from Princeton University. She is currently pursuing her MFA at UC-San Diego under Naomi Iizuka.
Margot Bordelon (Director, DO YOU FEEL ANGER?) is a Brooklyn based director who specializes in new work. Upcoming: PLOT POINTS IN OUR SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT by Miranda Rose Hall at LCT3; EDDIE AND DAVE by Amy Staats at Atlantic Theater Company. Recent projects: WILDER GONE by Angela Hanks for Clubbed Thumb (NYT’s Critics’ Pick); DO YOU FEEL ANGER? by Mara Nelson-Greenberg at ATL’s Humana Festival, THE LAST CLASS: A JAZZERCIZE PLAY by Megan Hill at ATC in Seattle, TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET by Jireh Breon Holder at the Roundabout Underground and the Alliance, THE PEN by Julianne Wick Davis and Dan Collins for Premieres NYC (NYT’s Critics’ Pick), PEERLESS by Jiehae Park at Marin Theatre Company and Yale Rep, A DELICATE SHIP by Anna Ziegler for Playwrights Realm (NYT’s Critics’ Pick), and OKAY, BYE by Joshua Conkel at Steppenwolf Theater. Her work has been seen at Ars Nova, American Theater Co., Berkeley Rep, Cherry Lane, Clubbed Thumb, Dodo, Juilliard, The Lark, NYTW, P73, Perry Mansfield, Play Penn, Portland Center Stage, Primary Stages, The Public, PWC, Rattlestick, SPACE at Ryder Farm, Steppenwolf, the Wilma, and Woolly Mammoth, among others. Margot moved east after spending six years in Chicago working as a director, writer and performer. She is a founding member of Theatre Seven of Chicago, and spent four seasons working on the artistic staff of Lookingglass Theatre. BFA: Cornish College of the Arts. MFA: Yale School of Drama. www.margotbordelon.com
The Pershing Square Signature Center (“Daddy”), the permanent home of Signature Theatre, is a three-theatre facility on West 42nd Street designed by Frank Gehry Architects to host Signature’s three distinct playwrights’ residencies and foster a cultural community. The Center is a major contribution to New York City’s cultural landscape and provides a venue for cultural organizations that supports and encourages collaboration among artists throughout the space. In addition to its three intimate theatres, the Center features a studio theatre, rehearsal studio, a bookstore, and the Signature Café + Bar, open to the public from noon-midnight Tuesdays–Sundays. For more information on renting the Center, please visit www.signaturetheatre.org/rentals.
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Raja Feather Kelly
Raja Feather Kelly (Choreographer) is a choreographer and director, and the Artistic Director of the feath3r theory–a dance-theatre-media company. Kelly has created 16 evening-length premieres with the feath3r theory, most recently WEDNESDAY at New York Live Arts. He choreographed the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical A Strange Loop (Lyceum Theatre, premiered off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizon), and is also a choreographer for Off-Broadway theatre with frequent collaborators like Lileana Blain-Cruz, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Sarah Benson, and Michael R. Jackson. Recent works include We’re Gonna Die (Second Stage Theater), Macbeth In Stride (A.R.T.), On Sugarland (New York Theater Workshop), SUFFS (The Public Theater), and Lempicka (La Jolla Playhouse). He has received numerous accolades, including three Princess Grace Awards, an Obie Award, an Outer Critics Circle honor for choreography for the Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony Award-winning musical A Strange Loop, a Randjelović/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist at New York Live Arts, a Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship, a Creative Capital award, a Breakout Award for choreography from the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SCDF), the Solange MacArthur Award for New Choreography, Dance Magazine’s Harkness Promise Award, and the SDCF Joe A. Callaway Award finalist for outstanding choreography of Fairview (Soho Rep, Berkeley Rep, TFANA, and winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama).
Lileana Blain-Cruz (Director) is a director from New York City and Miami. Recent projects include: The Skin of Our Teeth (Lincoln Center, Tony nomination); The Listeners (Opera Norway); Dreaming Zenzile (St. Louis Rep, McCarter Theatre, upcoming: NYTW / National Black Theatre); Marys Seacole (LCT3, Obie Award); Wayne Shorter and esperanza spalding’s …(Iphigenia) (MASS MoCA, Arts Emerson, The Kennedy Center); Hansel and Gretel (a film for Houston Grand Opera); Afrofemononomy PSNY); Anatomy of a Suicide (Atlantic Theater Company); Fefu and Her Friends (TFANA); Girls(Yale Rep.); Faust (Opera Omaha); Fabulation, Or the Reeducation of Undine (Signature Theatre); Thunderbodies and Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. (Soho Rep.); The House That Will Not Stand and Red Speedo (New York Theatre Workshop); Water by the Spoonful (Mark Taper Forum/CTG); Pipeline (Lincoln Center); The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World (Signature Theatre, Obie Award); Henry IV, Part One and Much Ado About Nothing (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); The Bluest Eye (The Guthrie); War (LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater and Yale Rep.); Salome (JACK); Hollow Roots (the Under the Radar Festival at The Public Theater). She is the recipient of the Drama League’s 2022 Founders Award for Excellence in directing and is currently the resident director of Lincoln Center Theater. Lileana was named a 2021 Doris Duke Artist, a 2020 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist, and a 2018 United States Artists Fellow. She is a graduate of Princeton and received her MFA in directing from the Yale School of Drama.
Michael R. Jackson
Michael R. Jackson (Playwright, Composer, Lyricist) is one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2022. His Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle winning A Strange Loop (which had its 2019 world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in association with Page 73 Productions) received 11 Tony nominations in 2022, winning Best Musical, and was called “a full-on laparoscopy of the heart, soul, and loins” as well as a “gutsy, jubilantly anguished musical with infectious melodies” by Ben Brantley for The New York Times. In The New Yorker, Vinson Cunningham wrote, “To watch this show is to enter, by some urgent, bawdy magic, an ecstatic and infinitely more colorful version of the famous surreal lithograph by M. C. Escher: the hand that lifts from the page, becoming almost real, then draws another hand, which returns the favor.” Awards and associations include: a New Professional Theatre Festival Award, a Jonathan Larson Grant, a Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, an ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Award, a Whiting Award, the Helen Merrill Award for Playwriting, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Drama Desk Award, an Obie Award, an Antonyo Award, a Fred Ebb Award, a Windham-Campbell Prize, a Dramatist Guild Fellowship and he is an alum of Page 73’s Interstate 73 Writers Group.
Carl Clemons-Hopkins gained national popularity with their breakout performance as Marcus on HBO Max’s “Hacks” opposite Jean Smart. Carl’s performance earned them an Emmy nomination in the “Outstanding Supporting Actor In a Comedy Series” category. Season two of the acclaimed series debuts on May 12th on HBO Max. On the big screen, Carl can be seen in Jordan Peele’s Candyman for Universal. They recently wrapped filming Kristin Gore’s film, The Beanie Bubble for Apple TV+. Carl concluded 2021 with filming Zach Braff’s produced independent film, The Mattachine Family. Other credits include a recurring role on NBC’s “Chicago Med.” On stage, Carl has performed in the Chicago production of Hamilton as Aaron Burr and George Washington and made his Steppenwolf Theatre premiere in For the Last Time.
Crystal Dickinson is an actor, educator and a New Jersey Native. Her Broadway credits include in the Tony Award Winning Play, Clybourne Park, for which she received an illustrious Theater World Award, and Tony Nominated Play, You Can’t Take it With You, alongside James Earl Jones and Rose Byrne. She has also performed Off Broadway at Lincoln Center, The Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons and The Signature Theater, Theater for a New Audience and most recently Cullud Wattah at The Public Theater. She has worked with Thomas Kail, Micheal Grief, Scott Ellis, Bryan Cranston, Wendell Pierce, Pam Mackinnon, Lila Neugebauer, Leigh Silverman and Kenny Leon. Film and Television credits include: “I Origins,” “This Is Where I Leave You,” “The Good Wife,” “New Amsterdam,” a recurring roles on Showtime’s “The Chi” and ABC’s “For Life.”
Crystal has also has an illustrious career teaching acting and coaching at Julliard, Stella Adler Studio, Spelman College, NYU, Princeton, Pace University and both of her Alumni schools, University of Illinois and Seton Hall University.
A proud MFA graduate of The University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, she also studied at the London Academy for Music and Dramatic Art and is an elite member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab.
Charly Evon Simpson
Charly Evon Simpson (Playwright) is a playwright and TV writer based in Brooklyn. Her plays include Behind the Sheet, Jump, form of a girl unknown, it’s not a trip it’s a journey, and more. Her work has been seen and/or developed with Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Lark, P73, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Chautauqua Theater Company, Salt Lake Acting Company, and others. She is a recipient of the Vineyard Theatre’s Paula Vogel Playwriting Award and the Dramatists Guild’s Lanford Wilson Award. She is a core writer at The Playwrights’ Center and this fall, she will begin her seven year residency with New Dramatists. Charly has a BA from Brown University, a master’s in Women’s Studies from University of Oxford, New College, and her MFA in Playwriting from Hunter College.
Summer L. Williams
Summer L. Williams (Director) is an award-winning director and Co-Founder/Associate Artistic Director of Company One Theatre in Boston, where she has directed more than 20 productions, including the world-premieres of Downtown Crossing and Leftovers, Wolf Play, Miss You Like Hell (with OBERON at American Repertory Theatre), Wig Out! (with OBERON at A.R.T.), Revolt, She Said. Revolt Again, and An Octoroon and Colossal (2016 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Director for both productions). Other credits include The Arboretum Experience at American Repertory Theatre, Daddy Issues at Salt Lake City Acting Company New Play Sounding Series, School Girls, or The African Mean Girls Play at SpeakEasy Stage Company; Smart People at Kitchen Theatre Company and Geva Theater; Barbecue at Lyric Stage Company of Boston (2018 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Director); Bootycandy at SpeakEasy Stage Company; Intimate Apparel at Lyric Stage Company; the New England Premiere of We Are Proud To Present…; How We Got On; By The Way, Meet Vera Stark at the Lyric Stage Company; The Brothers Size and Marcus; Or The Secret Of Sweet (2012 Elliot Norton Award-nominated for Outstanding Production; 2012 IRNE Award for Best Play); Neighbors; Grimm; The Good Negro; Voyeurs De Venus (2009 Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Director); The Bluest Eye (IRNE and Elliot Norton Award nominated); The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot; Spell #7; Jesus Hopped The A Train (2004 Elliot Norton Award for Best Fringe Production); and Twilight: Los Angeles 1992.
Marinda Anderson (Odessa) Off-Broadway: The Cake (MTC), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mobile Unit), Teenage Dick, Miss You Like Hell (The Public); The Treasurer, Bella: An American TallTale, A Life, Far from Heaven (Playwrights Horizons); Sex of the Baby (Access Theatre); Obama-ology (The Juilliard School). Regional: Airness (Humana); A Doll’s House (Huntington); Three Sisters (Playmaker’s Rep); Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, Intimate Apparel (Dorset Theatre Festival); Fairfield (Cleveland Play House). TV: “A League of Their Own,” “New Amsterdam,” “High Maintenance,” “Madam Secretary,” “Gotham.” BFA: Howard University. MFA: NYU Graduate Acting Program. marindaanderson.com
Brittany Bellizeare (Angela) is a native of Philadelphia who currently resides in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. Her New York City credits include an audio play Retreat (Constance) with National Black Theatre in Harlem, an interactive play In The Blue Hour (Emily) at La Maison d’Art Gallery in Harlem, Blacken the Bubble (Kanese) at Harlem School of the Arts, A Raisin in the Sun (Beneatha) at The Gallery Players and various festivals including The Fire This Time, 48 Hours in… Harlem, NY Fringe, and Samuel French. Regionally she’s worked at Chicago Shakespeare Theater as Juliet in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Two River
Theatre in August Wilson’s Seven Guitars (Ruby) and King Hedley II (Tonya), The Geva Theatre Center: The Magician’s Daughter (Miranda), The Portland Center Stage (Oregon) JAW Festival: three girls never learnt the way home (Edith), Baltimore Center Stage: Skeleton Crew (Shanita), The Guthrie: The Bluest Eye (Pecola), where she was named one of the Top 10 Actors of the Decade in The Star Tribune (Dec 2019), TheaterWorks Hartford: Sunset Baby (Nina), a co-production with La Jolla Playhouse and Berkeley Repertory Theatre: The Last Tiger in Haiti (Rose) [NAACP Theatre for Best Ensemble nomination] and Northern Stage: Its a Wonderful Life, a radio play (Mary) and The Mountaintop (Camae). Her TV credits include American Rust, The Blacklist, Eye Candy, and The Knick. For film she’s appeared in shorts “Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul” [which was featured on Issa Rae’s YouTube Channel for #ShortFilmSundays], “Everything Absolutely” and “But Rosita, I love you” to name a few. She received her MFA in Acting from The New School for Drama and her BS in Mathematics from Spelman College. www.brittanybellizeare.com
Andy Lucien (Jamal) is an artist and advocate originally from New York City, New York. He received both his bachelors and masters in theater. He has been featured in several TV shows including “The Blacklist,” “Madam Secretary,” “Elementary” and Netflix’s “Daredevil.” He has been a part of productions at Lincoln Center Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Berkeley Rep, La Jolla Playhouse and Studio Theater as well as the Grahamstown Theater Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa. Andy also wrote the article “Why I Broke Up with the American Theater” in which he details the permanent injuries he sustained performing in the show “The Rape of the Sabine Women by Grace B. Mathias.” In the years since this injury he has been a vocal proponent for actor safety and empowerment.
Rolonda Watts (ADAH) is internationally known for her acclaimed syndicated talk show “Rolonda” (1994-98), prior to which she was an Emmy-nominated investigative news reporter, anchorwoman and producer (“Inside Edition,” “WABC-TV Eyewitness News,” “WNBC”). Her many television and film credits include “Tyler Perry’s Medea’s Tough Love,” “Bull,” “Criminal Minds,” and most recently, “Partners in Rhyme.”
Dustin Wills (Director, 56 Flowers) DUSTIN WILLS is a wandering theatre and opera director. Upcoming: Hansol Jung’s Wolf Play (Soho Rep & Ma-Yi Theatre), Handel’s Alcina (Yale Opera), Kate Tarker’s MONTAG (Soho Rep), Jeremy O Harris’ A Boy’s Company Presents: Tell Me If I’m Hurting You. Recent: Keith Reddin’s Black Snow (Juilliard), Phillip Howze’s Frontières Sans Frontières (Bushwick Starr—named a Top Ten Theatrical Production of 2017 by New York Magazine), Will Arbery’s Plano (Paper Chairs, Austin TX), Casey Llewellyn’s O, Earth (Foundry Theatre—Off-Broadway Alliance Best Play 2016), and a 2018 Baryshnikov Arts Center Residency. Recent opera: Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol. He has devised new work with Teatro L’Arciliuto in Rome, Italy, created large-scale puppetry pageants with Creative Action, trained with Augusto Boal in Theatre of the Oppressed legislative performance, and for a couple of years gave rogue tours of the Vatican. He is a Princess Grace Award recipient, as well as a Drama League and Boris Sagal directing fellow. MFA: Yale School of Drama
Madeline Sayet (Playwright) is a citizen of the Mohegan Tribe, Executive Director of the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program, and Co-Artistic Director in Residence at Red Eagle Soaring: Native Youth Theatre. For her work as a director, writer, and performer she has been honored as a Forbes 30 Under 30, TED Fellow, MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow, National Directing Fellow, Native American 40 Under 40, and a recipient of The White House Champion of Change Award from President Obama. Her play Where We Belong, first shown in London at Shakespeare’s Globe, premiered this past June as a film adaptation from Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company to critical acclaim. Recent directing work includes: Tlingit Christmas Carol (Perseverance Theatre), Henry IV (Connecticut Repertory Theatre), Whale Song (Perseverance Theatre), As You Like It (Delaware Shakespeare), Poppea (Krannert Center), The Magic Flute (Glimmerglass), Miss Lead (59e59). Sayet is an Assistant Professor in the English Dept at Arizona State University.
Alfonso Johnson (Director) won top honors at the 2018 American Black Film Festival winning the HBO award for Best Short Film for Moths & Butterflies. Past recipients include Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), Steven Caple Jr. (Creed II), and Gerard McMurray (The First Purge). Alfonso’s films have appeared in over 100 film festivals internationally and have been distributed on multiple platforms including HBO, Verizon Fios, Comcast, Xfinity, and Dish Cable Networks. As a Writer, Alfonso has written content for BET+, WarnerMedia, BandWagan Media, and Viacom. He is an alumni of the 2020 HBO Directors Access Program, and three Film Independent programs: the Screenwriters Lab, FastTrack, and the Producers Lab. Currently Alfonso is in development for his debut feature film (The Legend of) Man-Child Kenny.
The Commissary is a grassroots, multi-generational theater collective whose primary work centers on new investigations of historical found and verbatim text.
Matthew Dean Marsh
Matthew Dean Marsh (Composer) has collaborated with David Cale over the past five years, their anthology of songs growing extensively during this time. Most notably, We’re Only Alive for A Short Amount of Time, the autobiographical one-man musical with Cale as the starring role, featured music written by the duo and arranged by Marsh. For We’re Only Alive for A Short Amount of Time Cale and Marsh received the 2019 Jeff Award for New Musical and a 2020 Lucille Lortel Award nomination. Matthew music directed Clubbed Thumb’s revival of Tumacho, directed by Leigh Silverman, in early 2020. His compositions have sounded at Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center, Radio City Music Hall, Lincoln Center, Tribeca Film Festival, The Public Theater, MassMOCA, and The Goodman Theater in Chicago.
NaTasha Yvette Williams
NaTasha Yvette Williams, Broadway Credits: Waitress ( Becky), Chicago (Mama Morton). Broadway: A Night With Janis Joplin( Aretha, Joplinaire) The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess (Mariah) The Color Purple (Sofia). You may have seen her on PBS in Lincoln Center’s Showboat (Queenie) with The NY Philharmonic. Featured Vocalist/Concerts: Carnegie Hall (Irving Berlin), Avery Fisher Hall (Ragtime), Indianapolis Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Naples Philharmonic, Ottawa Symphony, just to name a few. TV credits: Esther on “New Amsterdam” , Juror Florence on “The Good Fight” , “Dash and Lilly” Topaz “Orange is the New Black”, “Madam Secretary” “ NOS4A2” and Pearl in “The God Father of Harlem” starring Forrest Whitaker. Look for her in the upcoming Historical Thriller ALICE starring Keke Palmer and Common. NaTasha is an entertainment force and a founding member of Black Theatre United, committed to protecting, black people, black talent, and black lives through empowering each community through activism for the pursuit of justice and equality for the betterment of all humanity.
Jasmin Walker Broadway: Avenue Q. Off-Broadway: Conflict (Mint Theater Company), Avenue Q (New World Stages), 365 Days/365 Plays (The Public), Only Children (LCT), Jesus Christ Superstar All-Female in Concert *including album* (Highline Ballroom). Regional Faves: The Call (TheaterWorks Hartford), Venice (KC Rep), with work at Syracuse Stage, Music Theatre Wichita and The MUNY. TV/Film: “Law & Order: SVU”; “When They See Us” (Ava DuVernay/Netflix); “The Path” (Hulu); “Madoff” (ABC); “Inside Amy Schumer”; “The Blacklist”; “Person of Interest”; “The Good Wife”; “The Chappelle Show”; “Eklypse: A Hip Hop Fable”; “I Was In Your Blood”; “Land of Owls”; “How The Light Gets In”; “Murphy Crib”; “Freedomland”. Proud VO actor with current national campaigns, animation, and audiobooks. BFA from CCM.
Chris Deschene (Copyist) is delighted to be working again and especially excited to be working on AUNT LILLIAN. Chris is experienced in music prep and has his own company, Music Ink, LLC. He has supervised Broadway shows including MEMPHIS and movies, including THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH by Joel Coen. He has completed doctoral studies at Columbia University as well as having a BM and and MM from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
DARYL WATERS (orchestrator) is always pleased to be part of Kirsten Childs’ collaborative team. He has provided orchestrations for two of her other shows, Miracle Brothers (Vineyard Theatre) and Bella. Other credits include music supervisor/orchestrator/arranger for The Cher Show; Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed; Holler If Ya Hear Me; Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk; Street Corner Symphony and A Civil War Christmas. He was also the conductor for After Midnight, orchestrated Memphis (Tony/Drama Desk awards for best orchestrations) and wrote dance music arrangements for The Color Purple and Jelly’s Last Jam. His composing credits include Noise/Funk (Tony/Grammy nominations for best musical) and Drowning Crow. Mr. Waters is a graduate of Livingstone College, an historically Black college in Salisbury, NC.
Elisheba Ittoop (Sound Design) Her designs and original music have been heard at The Kennedy Center, The Public Theater, American Repertory Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, MCC, Guthrie Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, American Conservatory Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Signature Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, National Gallery of Art, Soho Rep, Huntington Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Denver Center, Two River Theater, Woolly Mammoth, Ford’s Theatre, Folger Theatre, Arena Stage, Alliance Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, Bonnaroo Music Festival, and Okeechobee Music Festival. Elisheba was a recipient of the Kenan Fellowship at the Kennedy Center, and winner of the 2008 USITT Rising Star Award. She has produced podcasts and written music for the New York Times, NPR, CNN, Audible, WGBH, WFMT/Glimmerglass, and Sony Music. Education: NYU, North Carolina School of the Arts. www.elishebaittoop.com
JACINTH GREYWOODE (Music Director) is a NY-based composer and music director. Recent compositional credits include: GONE MISSING Encores! Off-Center Lobby Project (New York City Center); MASTER (American Opera Projects); IRON JOHN, (2020 Richard Rodgers Finalist, 2019 O’Neill NMTC Semifinalist, NAMT 31st Festival of New Musicals, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley New Works Festival, 2019 O’Neill Incubator Residency; Co-Book and Lyrics, Rebecca Hart); and BLACK GIRL IN PARIS (Civilians 2020 R&D Group; Book and Lyrics, AriDy Nox). Recent credits as music director/arranger: A SOLDIER’S PLAY and THE ROSE TATTOO with Roundabout Theatre Company (American Airlines Theater), WiLDFLOWER (Apollo Theater), and THIS IS B.S., a new webseries. Jacinth received a Bachelor of Arts in music with a Certificate in collaborative piano performance from Princeton University, a Master of Arts in composition from Stony Brook University, and a Master of Fine Arts from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
KEVIN MASSEY Broadway: Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Monty Navarro u/s), Memphis (Huey u/s), Tarzan (OBC & Cast Album, Tarzan u/s), Deaf West’s Big River (Revival OBC, swing), Antony & Cleopatra (Eros, NYCO at Carnegie Hall). Off-Broadway: Bella: An American Tall Tale (Bonny Johnny/Snaggletooth, Playwrights Horizons, Cast Album). Tours: Gentleman’s Guide… (originated Monty Navarro, 1st National), Little House on the Prairie (originated Almanzo Wilder, 1st National, Paper Mill, Guthrie Theater). Europe: Tarzan (Tarzan, Hamburg), Grease! (Doody). Select Regional: Sunset Blvd. (Artie, North Shore MT), The Rivals, musical (originated Jack Absolute, BRT) Titanic (Bride, PCLO), The Full Monty (Malcolm, PCLO), Bonnie & Clyde (Ted, Asolo Rep), The Three Musketeers (originated D’Artagnan, Chicago Shakespeare), Pippin (Pippin, Utah Shakes & KC Rep); UNC Morehead-Cain Scholar. TV: ABC’s The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II, Tony Awards, CBS Macy’s Day Parade. Love my Kara, little guy and family @kcmassey1 www.kevinmassey.com
AEA /SAG-AFTRA/DGA member. Recently appeared on the episodic “HIGH FIDELITY” on HULU after appearing as the “Judge” on FBI. She was last seen on Broadway as Erzulie: Goddess of Love in TONY AWARD winning Revival ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Appeared as original cast member and U/S to Audra Mc Donald and performed as “Lottie Gee” in the amazing Broadway musical SHUFFLE ALONG… Recognized for her participation by the Grammy Foundation for her performance in The Book Of Mormon. She has performed on Broadway as “Nettie” in The COLOR PURPLE, “Sarah” in RAGTIME for which she received a Helen Hayes Nomination, and THE GOODBYE GIRL! She’s sung on MTV’s Most Wanted, VH1, Top of the Pops in London, and was nominated for a Viva Award for her single release “EVERLASTING Pictures…” Her television credits include: Shira Ritchie in MADAME SECRETARY. Congresswoman Simone Murphy on Session 5 of House of Cards. ELEMENTARY on CBS; Law and Order SVU, “Ms. Berg” in Rescue Me; NurseJackie and Mercy as “Adrienne Mercer” on NBC. Film Credits: “Sharla” in The Challenger and RUSH. Darlesia appears in The Podcast of “Edge of Night” written by Kirsten Childs (Bella; Bubblin’ Black Girl). Darlesia is a former scholarship student of Houston Ballet Academy where she trained privately, classical ballet, modern dance and jazz for 10 years. She studied Theatre at HSPVA in Houston and went on to study writing including Expository Writing at The New School and African American Literature with an emphasis on the Harlem Renaissance writers at CUNY in 2000. Darlesia studied Chekhov in an intensive at the ACTORS CENTER in NY and is a student of Meisner Technique. She wrote and Executive Produced a new musical “Freedom” which she premiered for the 100th year anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s life at THE CELL THEATRE in 2013.
BRANDON GILL, a native New Yorker, is a graduate of The Juilliard School and LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts. Brandon has been seen on Broadway in A Christmas Carol (directed by Matthew Warchus) and Holler If Ya Hear Me (directed by Kenny Leon). He has also starred in Too Heavy For Your Pocket (Roundabout Underground), Bella (Playwrights Horizons, Lucille Lortel Award nomination), The Last Goodbye (The Old Globe, directed by Alex Timbers), and the World Premieres of Neighbors (The Public Theater) and Stagger Lee (Dallas Theater Center). Brandon stars in the upcoming film Bashira; other films include Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son, Fourth Man Out, Foreclosure, and Sorcerer’s Apprentice. On television, Brandon has made guest appearances on “NCIS: New Orleans”, “Madam Secretary”, “Blue Bloods”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “House of Cards”, “Do No Harm”, “Detroit 187”, “Law & Order: SVU”, and recurred on Marvel’s “The Punisher” and “Golden Boy”.
Ashley B. Kelly
ASHLEY B. KELLY National Tour: The Play That Goes Wrong. Off-Broadway: Eve’s Song (The Public Theater, Dir: Jo Bonney), Lucille Lortel Award Nomination for Bella: An American Tall Tale (Playwrights Horizons, Dir: Robert O’Hara). Regional: An Act of God (Bucks County Playhouse), Bella: An American Tall Tale (Dallas Theater Center), Dorothy in The Wiz (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). Upcoming Film: Home Team (Netflix). TV: “Recurred on Insatiable” (Netflix), “Luke Cage” (Netflix). Born and raised in New York! Graduate of Temple University.
Broadway: Shuffle Along, Nina Simone in Soul Doctor. Off-Broadway: A Civil War Christmas, RENT. National Tour: Hamilton (1st National, Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds). Favorite Regional Credits: Joy in Witness Uganda (The Wallis, LA Ovation Award Winner – Best Featured Actress in a Musical), Cheryl in Stick Fly (Arena Stage, IRNE Award Nominee – Best Supporting Actress), Aldonza in Man of La Mancha (Shakespeare Theatre, Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Actress & Emery Battis Award for Acting Excellence). Howard University Graduate (2016 James Butcher Alumni Award). Proud founding member: Broadway Advocacy Coalition, Black Women On Broadway. Writer, Executive Producer, and Star of her award-winning short film, Steve. www.amberiman.com
Jared Mezzocchi is an Obie award winning director and multimedia designer, playwright, and actor. Mezzocchi’s work spans the United States at notable theaters such as: The Kennedy Center, Geffen Playhouse, Arena Stage, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Cornerstone Theater Company, Portland Center Stage at The Armory, South Coast Repertory, HERE Arts Center, and 3LD. In 2016, he received the Lucille Lortel and Henry Hewes Award for his work in Qui Nguyen’s Vietgone at the Manhattan Theatre Club. In December of 2020, The New York Times highlighted Jared on a list of the top 5 national artists making an impact during the pandemic. His digital performance work was also celebrated as a 2020 New York Times Critic’s Pick on Sarah Gancher’s Russian Troll Farm where it was praised for being one of the first digitally native successes for virtual theater. In Spring 2021, Jared wrote and starred in Someone Else’s House, directed by Margot Bordelon, a ghost story centered around actual events with his family. This production was an 11 week run, performed live online each night to audiences all over the world. His book, A Multimedia Designer’s Method to Theatrical Storytelling, will be released in Spring 2021/22 through Routledge Publishers. He is a two-time MacDowell Artist Fellow, a Princess Grace Award winner, and is the Artistic Director of Andy’s Summer Playhouse. Jared is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland and the CEO of his production company, Virtual Design Collective (ViDCo).
Cornelius Eady is a poet, playwright and musician born in Rochester, NY. He is Co-Founder of Cave Canem and is Professor of English, and Chair of Excellence in Poetry at the University of Tenn. Knoxville. He is the author of several poetry collections, including Victims of the Latest Dance Craze, winner of the Lamont Prize; The Gathering of My Name, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry; Hardheaded Weather and Brutal Imagination, a finalist for The National Book Award in Poetry. He has collaborated with jazz composer Deidre Murray in the production of several works of theater, including You Don’t Miss Your Water, Running Man, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1999, Fangs, and Brutal Imagination, which received The Oppenheimer Award. His awards include Fellowships from the NEA, the Guggenheim Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, and he was The Miller Family Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing and Professor in English and Theater at The University of Missouri-Columbia.
Sally Murphy has appeared extensively on Broadway, and in film and television. Her many Broadway credits include The Minutes, August: Osage County, Linda Vista, The Wild Party, Fiddler on the Roof, The Grapes of Wrath and Lincoln Center’s Carousel, where she starred as Julie Jordan. Sally has appeared Off Broadway in various productions at The Public Theater, Atlantic Theater, Signature Theatre, Encores! and Vineyard, among others. Sally is a member of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company where she has appeared many times, and has also performed at London’s National Theatre and in Berlin, Vienna and Sydney. Her film and television credits include “Succession”, “Chicago Med”, “LAW & ORDER SVU”, “The Good Wife”, “Scent of a Woman”, Fearless, If These Walls Could Talk and Pollock. Recently she appeared in three new Apple Plays by Richard Nelson, performed on Zoom. Sally resides in New York City and is a graduate of Northwestern University.
Jeff Berger has been a proud member of the New York performing arts community for almost 40 years, as a music manager, record company executive, talent agent, and for the past 19 years, talent manager and President of Jeff Berger Management. He owes his enthusiasm, drive, and energy to his wonderful clients, some of whom he has represented for more than 30 years, Jeff began his producing career at the invitation of the legendary Hal Prince, and he has a number of projects on the boards for the next two seasons.
Georgia Stitt is an award-winning composer, lyricist, music producer and pianist. She has two original musicals that premiered recently: Snow Child (Arena Stage) and Big Red Sun (11th Hour Theater, NAMT). Her children’s musical, Samantha Spade, Ace Detective, (TADA Youth Theater) won “Outstanding New Musical” from the National Youth Theatre and is now licensed by Concord Theatricals. Other shows include The Big Boom (with Hunter Foster), The Water (winner of the 2008 ANMT Search for New Voices in American Musical Theater) and Mosaic (commissioned for Inner Voices, starring Heidi Blickenstaff). Georgia has released four albums of her music: A Quiet Revolution, My Lifelong Love, Alphabet City Cycle and This Ordinary Thursday. She is currently at work on a collection of theatrical art songs and an oratorio. Georgia is in leadership at The Dramatists Guild and MUSE and she is the Founder and President of Maestra, an organization for the women who make the music in the musical theater. www.georgiastitt.com
Julie McBride is a NYC-based music director, pianist, educator, arranger and orchestrator. She was most recently the music director and conductor for the Broadway shows SpongeBob SquarePants!, Head Over Heels and INK (Manhattan Theatre Club). Other Broadway credits include Pretty Woman (associate conductor), Amazing Grace (associate conductor), Finding Neverland (assistant conductor). Off-Broadway/regional credits include: Unknown Soldier (Playwrights Horizons), Next to Normal (Second Stage), These Paper Bullets! (Yale Rep, Geffen Playhouse, Atlantic Theatre Company), Deathless (Goodspeed), Miss You Like Hell (La Jolla Playhouse, Public Theatre) and Daddy Long Legs (10 regional productions). Her television and film credits include “Rise”, “The Path”, “Little Voice”, “After.Life”, and the upcoming remake of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story.
Sevrin Anne Mason
Sevrin Anne Mason (She/Her) Actor/ Musician: The Crucible on Broadway with Liam Neeson and Laura Linney; Body: an Anatomy of Being (Blessed Unrest at the New Ohio); Maria in Twelfth Night (dir. Sara Thigpen with Boomerang Theatre Co.) Charles Mee’s Summertime (Between two Burroughs, dir. Jenn Haltman) ); I Can’t Explain it Better Than That, by Sarah Shaefer (Rising Phoenix Rep); Charles Mee’s Trojan Women 2.0 (CSC First Look Festival); Charlotte Miller’s Rocks, a part of the triptych, Zurich, NY (Ensemble Theatre Group at The Tank); Four Hundred Parts Per Million (Blessed Unrest); The Calmative and Baal both directed by Scott Ebersold; Much Ado About Nothing (Boomerang, dir. Daniel Talbot); and Row after Row, by Jessica Dickey (Rising Phoenix Rep); regional – Michael Greif’s Street Scene and Annie Dorsen’s The Blue Bird (Williamstown), The Comedy of Errors (Vineyard Playhouse). Select film: Buffalo Girl (Patch Darragh), Public Hearing (Automatic Moving Co.), and A Quintet (Omnibus Productions). Webseries: Help Wanted; and the award winning, Downsized . Sevrin is also a member of the ukulele trio, The Buttery Barmaids, with whom she’s played The Rainbow Room, White Eagle Hall, The House of Yes, The Red Room, as the house band for New Ambassador’s Heartbroke, and many more. You can learn more about Sevrin at www.sevrinannemason.com, and more about The Buttery Barmaids at www.TheButteryBarmaids.com.
Peter Gerety’s film credits include Michael Mann’s Public Enemies, Robert Zemeckis’ Flight, Clint Eastwood’s Changeling, George Clooney’s Leatherheads, Mike Nichols’ Charlie Wilson’s War, Spike Lee’s Inside Man, the independent feature Things That Hang from Trees, Syriana, War of the Worlds, K-Pax, People I Know, Magic Hour, Montana, The Legend of Bagger Vance, Mrs. Winterborne, Surviving Picasso, Ed Burn’s Ash Wednesday, A Most Violent Year, Cymbeline, Get the Gringo, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, God’s Pocket, The Sea Is All I Know, Hollywood Ending, The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, A Change in the Air and Working Man. Television credits include Showtime’s Ray Donovan HBO’sThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight; Brothers And Sisters, the Tom Fontana/WB series The Bedford Diaries, HBO’s The Wire, Homicide, Law and Order, Ed, Ed Burns’ Public Morals, Kidnapped, Daredevil, Madam Secretary, The Black Donnelly’s, Elementary, The Good Wife, Brotherhood, The House of Mirth, Central Park West, Third Watch, The Return to Lonesome Dove and the PBS Mini-Series Mercy Street. Theatre credits include the Broadway productions of the late Nora Ephron’s play Lucky Guy opposite Tom Hanks and Martin McDonaugh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore which transferred after a successful run off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theatre Company, the Broadway production of Never Gonna Dance, Susan Lori Park’s Fucking A, and Henry V at N.Y.’s Shakespeare in the Park. Peter worked on stage for over 30 years, performing in over 100 productions with the legendary Trinity Repertory of Providence, R.I. alone (Adrian Hall, dir.). He has also performed with the Seattle Rep., the Dallas Theater Center, ART in Cambridge, the Huntington in Boston, and in Edinburgh, Scotland; Madrid, Spain; Bombay, Calcutta, and Damascus, Syria. Peter has been in numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway plays including playing Roderigo to James Earl Jones’ Othello and finally, is an accomplished director, primarily with the Dallas Theater Center and Trinity Rep.
Joe Morton is an Emmy® Award-winning film, television and stage veteran, best known as “Rowan/ Eli Pope” in Shonda Rhimes’ groundbreaking series “Scandal.” He most recently starred as ‘Reverend Arthur Finer’ on the series “God Friended Me” and recurs on “The Politician.” Morton is also known for his iconic roles in films The Brother From Another Planet, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Justice League, and Speed, among many others. Morton made his Broadway debut in the Tony® Award-winning musical Hair, followed by his starring role in Raisin, for which he garnered a Tony nomination and Theatre World Award. In 2016, Morton returned to his theater roots portraying the iconic comedian Dick Gregory in the one-man show Turn Me Loose Off-Broadway and was honored with the NAACP Theatre Lifetime Achievement Award. He reprised his role in Turn Me Loose at The Wallis-Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in fall 2017.
Helen Cespedes (She/Her) Broadway: The Cripple of Inishmaan. Off-Broadway: Fefu and Her Friends and Timon of Athens (TFANA), Paul Swan is Dead and Gone (Civilians), The School For Scandal (Red Bull), A Picture of Autumn (The Mint). Regional credits include Doug McGrath’s world premiere adaptation of The Age of Innocence directed by Doug Hughes (McCarter/Hartford), Taking Steps (Barrington Stage Co.), The Women of Padilla (Two River), the world premiere of José Rivera’s Another Word for Beauty (Goodman Theatre and NYSF), The Importance of Being Earnest (Williamstown and The Old Globe). Film/TV: The Way I Remember It, The Knick. Helen trained at The Juilliard School where she received the John Houseman Prize.
Brandon J. Dirden
Brandon J. Dirden starred on Broadway as Martin Luther King, Jr. in the Tony Award-winning production of “All the Way” with Bryan Cranston, and as Booster in the Tony Award-winning revival of August Wilson’s “Jitney” directed by frequent collaborator Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Additional Broadway credits include “Clybourne Park,” “Enron,” and “Prelude to a Kiss.” Off-Broadway, he has appeared in “The Piano Lesson” by August Wilson, for which he won Obie, Theatre World, and AUDELCO awards; “The First Breeze of Summer” and “Day of Absence” at Signature Theatre; “Detroit ‘67” at the Public Theater and Classical Theatre of Harlem; “Peter and the Starcatcher” at New York Theatre Workshop, and as Brutus in Theatre for a New Audience’s production of “Julius Caesar.” On screen he has appeared in “The Good Wife,” “The Big C,” “Public Morals,” “Manifest,” “The Get Down,” “The Accidental Wolf,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Quad,” and four seasons of FX’s “The Americans” as Agent Dennis Aderholt. He recently starred in the ABC series “For Life,” and was seen in the FX miniseries “Mrs. America.” Dirden holds B.A. degrees in Mathematics and Drama from Morehouse College, and an M.F.A. in Acting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Proud member of Actors Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA and Fair Wage on Stage.
Whitney White, Director, is an Obie-Award and Lily Award winning director, writer and musician originally from Chicago. She is a believer of alternative forms of performance, multi-disciplinary work and collaborative processes. Recent directing: The Amen Corner (Shakespeare Theatre DC), Our Dear Dead Drug Lord (WP Theatre and Second Stage, NYT Critic’s Pick), Aleshea Harris’ What to Send Up When it Goes Down (The Movement Theatre Company, Woolly Mammoth, American Repertory Theatre, The Public, NYT Critic’s Pick), An Iliad (Long Wharf), Canyon by Jonathan Caren (LA Times Critic’s Choice and recipient of the CTG Block Party Grant, IAMA), Jump by Charly Evon Simpson (National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere, PlayMakers Rep). Digital projects include: Finish the Fight by Ming Peiffer (The New York Times, 24K+ viewers), Animals by Stacy Osei-Kuffour (Williamstown Theatre and Audible) and Soft Light by Aleshea Harris (The Movement Theatre). Her original musical Definition will debut at the Bushwick Starr in 2021 and her five-part cycle deconstructing Shakespeare’s women, music and female ambition is currently in development with American Repertory Theater (Boston, MA). Whitney is the current recipient of Vineyard Theatre’s Susan Stroman Directing Award, is part of the Rolex Protegé and Mentorship Arts Initiative and is an Associate Artist at The Roundabout. She is also an Associate Director at Shakespeare Theatre Company in DC. Past residencies and fellowships: Sundance Theatre Lab, Colt Coeur, The Drama League, the Roundabout and the 2050 Fellowship at the New York Theatre Workshop. MFA Acting: Brown University/Trinity Rep, BA: Northwestern University.
Tori Sampson, Playwright. A native of Boston, Tori’s plays include If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must be a Muhfucka (Playwrights Horizons, 2019), This Land Was Made (Vineyard Theatre, 2018), and Cadillac Crew (Yale Repertory Theater, 2019). She also wrote for Season 2 of “Hunters” on Amazon. Her plays have been developed at Great Plains Theatre Conference, Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s The Ground Floor residency program, Victory Garden’s IGNITION Festival of New Plays, Playwrights Foundation, and Ubuntu Festival. Tori is a 2017–18 Playwright’s Center Jerome Fellow and a 2018-19 McKnight Fellow. Two of her plays appeared on the 2017 Kilroys List. Her awards and honors include the 2016 Relentless Award, Honorable Mention; the 2016 Paula Vogel Award in Playwriting from The Kennedy Center; the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, Second Place; the Alliance Theater’s 2017 Kendeda Prize, Finalist; the 2018 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Finalist; the 2018 National Theater Conferences, Paul Green Award. Tori is currently working on commissions from Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre and Atlantic Theater Company. She holds a BS in sociology from Ball State University and an MFA in playwriting from Yale School of Drama.
Bill Irwin is an actor, director, writer, and clown. His original works include The Regard of Flight; Largely New York; Fool Moon; Old Hats; The Happiness Lecture; and others. His theater credits include Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat, Waiting for Godot, Endgame and On Beckett (an evening of passages from Samuel Beckett’s work). Television appearances include FX’s “Legion,” HBO’s “Confirmation,” “This Is Us,” and Mr. Noodle in “Elmo’s World.” His film credits include Rachel Getting Married, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, Eight Men Out and Interstellar. His work has been honored with Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Barrymore, and Helen Hayes Awards. He is also a recipient of Guggenehim, Fulbright, MacArthur and National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships.
You-Shin Chen (Scenic Designer) is a USA based Taiwanese scenic designer. As a storyteller, she centers human in the process of creating a three dimensional space for the characters to live in as well as the viewers’ experience. She is committed to diversity and humanity. She is a recipient at The Lilly Awards and Lucille Lortel Awards. Recent theater credits include: SKiNFoLK (the Bushwick Starr & National Black Theatre); UGLY (the feath3r theory & the Bushwick Starr); Mrs. Murray’s Menagerie (ArsNova); Monsoon Season (AFO Theatre); Man of God (InterAct Theatre Company); Eclipsed (Berlind Theater, PQ’19 inclusion) ]. Associate scenic designer for Moby Dick (A.R.T., Des. Mimi Lien.) You-Shin is a member of Local USA829, IASTE. www.youshinchen.com
Victoria Villier (She/hers) is an actor and multidisciplinary artist based in NYC. Victoria is fascinated with the concept of Radical Imagination, a term from abolitionist and activist Angela Davis, and will embark on that journey within her art and life. She is very appreciative and beaming with gratitude for her fellow theatre mates on cultivating a sacred space for liberation. She holds a BA in Theatre Performance and Costume Design from Marymount Manhattan College. Previous theatre credits include Oracular Recall (The Motor Company), LORDES (New Ohio Theatre), Blanks (Signature Theater), Chasing The New White Whale (La MaMa), Avalon (Opera House Arts), and The Hysteria Plays: Deliverance and Astronaut (or Frantic Action) at Dixon Place. 2019 Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence program at Ken Kesey Farm. www.victoriavillier.com
Myra Lucretia Taylor
Myra Lucretia Taylor (She/Hers) BROADWAY: Tina- The Tina Turner Musical, Nine, Macbeth, Electra, MuleBone, A Streetcar Named Desire. NATIONAL TOUR: Wicked (Madame Morrible). LCT: The Rolling Stone, Chronicle of a Death Foretold. OFF-BROADWAY: The Tempest (The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit), The Lucky Ones (Ars Nova; Lortel nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress), School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play (MCC; Drama Desk Award, Best Ensemble), Familiar (Playwrights Horizons; Lortel and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Featured Actress). International: The Winter’s Tale, Pericles (Royal Shakespeare Company). Regional includes Williamstown Theatre Festival, Two River and McCarter. Film: See You Yesterday (Netflix), Ben is Back, The Big Sick, Unsane, Madeline’s Madeline, Catfight. TV: “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Atlanta,” “Girls.” Ms. Taylor is a Fox Fellow.
Keith Randolph Smith
Keith Randolph Smith (He/Him) BROADWAY: Jitney; American Psycho; Fences; Come Back Little Sheba; King Hedley II; The Piano Lesson; Salome OFF-BROADWAY: Lockdown; Holiday Heart; Intimacy; Paradise Blue; The Revolving Cycles; Before It Hits Home REGIONAL: How To Catch Creation; The Dreams Of Sarah Breedlove; Water By The Spoonful; Looking Over The President’s Shoulder; Les Trois Dumas; Antony and Cleopatra FILM and TV: Anesthesia; Malcolm X; Path To Paradise; Girl Six; Backstreet Justice; Journeymen; ”The Good Wife”; I’ll Fly Away; “Law and Order”; “Cosby”; Onion
Chris Stack (He/Him) NYC: The Secret Life of Bees and Blue Ridge (Atlantic Theater), Ugly Lies The Bone (Roundabout Underground) Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait (Rattlestick/Rising Phoenix Rep), Wayside Motor Inn (Signature Theater), Your Mother’s Copy of the Kama Sutra (Playwrights Horizons), Marie Antoinette (Soho Rep), Killers & Other Family (Rattlestick). Regional: What Happened When (Echo Theater L.A.), The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window (Goodman Theater), Love in the Wars (Bard Summerscape), Love & Communication (Passage Theater); Film and TV: “Law & Order: SVU”, “Blue Bloods”, “White Collar”, “One Life To Live”, “As The World Turns”, “Damages”, “Third Watch”, “Conviction”, “The Education of Max Bickford”, Either Side of Midnight (upcoming), Evening, The Mini, School of Rock, Roger Dodger, Small Collection, and Juke.
Nana Mensah TV/FILM: She can be found in Judd Apatow’s recently released, King of Staten Island, starring SNL’s Pete Davidson. She recurs as Dr. Camilla Candelario on NBC’s “New Amsterdam”, and as Josephine Achola in Seasons 3 and 4 of Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why”. She has guest starred on CBS’s “Evil”, “The Good Fight”, and “Madam Secretary”. She wrote, directed and stars in the forthcoming independent film Queen of Glory and also played the role of Sade for two seasons of the popular series, “An African City” (2015 Golden Movie Award Winner, 2016 AMVCA Nominee). THEATER: When COVID hit, Nana was about to go into tech for Jocelyn Bioh’s much anticipated play, Nollywood Dreams at MCC Theater’s mainstage. Prior to that, she played the role of Mitra in Clubbed Thumb Summerworks’s sold out production of Lunch Bunch, which was a New York Times Critics’ Pick. Most notably, she played Tamyra in the New York premiere of Tracy Letts’ Man from Nebraska at Second Stage Theater, directed by Tony Winner and MacArthur Genius Award recipient, David Cromer. For that role she was nominated for a 2017 Lucille Lortel Award, a 2017 Outer Critics’ Circle Award, and a 2017 AUDELCO Award. She also starred as ‘Clare’ in the hit 2016 OBIE Award-winning play, I’ll Never Love Again (a chamber piece) by Pulitzer Prize finalist, Clare Barron. WRITER: As a TV writer, Nana recently finished the second season of Netflix’s short form series “BONDING”; a comedy about BDSM, in which she also will play a starring role. She sold Imperium, an hour-long drama pilot to AMC Studios. Her short film script, Step Nine, a finalist for Tribeca Institute’s Through Her Lens award, is being developed into a series for Showtime Networks, produced alongside Sarah Jessica Parker’s Pretty Matches Productions and Refinery29.
Nicole Lewis has been seen on television in “New Amsterdam”, “The Good Fight”, “The Blacklist”, “Mozart in the Jungle”, “Odd Mom Out”, “Blue Bloods”, “A Gifted Man”, “Law & Order SVU”, “Mercy”, “As the World Turns”, “Naked Brothers Band”, and in the feature films The Comedian, Across the Universe, A Beautiful Mind and London Betty.
Nicole has also performed on Broadway in Rent (Joanne); and the original companies of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune (2019 Revival), Hair (2009 Tony Award Best Revival), and Lennon. Off Broadway she has played Angela in Zawe Ashton’s For All The Women Who Thought They Were Mad (Soho Rep., Whitney White dir.), Isabella in Measure for Measure and Lady Macduff in Macbeth (The Public Theater), Grace in Abby Rosebrock’s Blue Ridge (Atlantic Theatre Company), Kate Hamill’s Sense and Sensibility (Bedlam Theatre Company, dir. Eric Tucker), Boy Gets Girl and Murder Ballad (Manhattan Theatre Club). Regionally, she has worked with Paula Vogel at Baltimore Center Stage, played Ann Deever in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons (Intiman Theater in Seattle), Kate in David Lindsay Abaire’s Good People (Geva Theater/Indiana Rep), and Jory in Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar (ATC); in addition to works at Philadelphia Theater Company, The Old Globe (San Diego), Hartford Stage and ACT (San Francisco) amongst others. Special Engagements include the Original Works: Far But Close by/with Daniel Beaty (Dance Theater of Harlem), Flowers are Sleeping by/with Eisa Davis (Symphony Space) and Revival: Son House by Keith Glover (Geva Theater Festival).
Nicole is a prolific Voice Artist, having recorded for Dreamworks’ Madagascar, PBS’s “NOVA” and several podcasts and audiobooks for Penguin Audio, Simon & Schuster and Audible including Kiley Reid’s Such a Fun Age (New York Times #7 best seller Audio Fiction), Michelle Harper’s The Beauty in Breaking, Zinzi Clemmons’ What We Lose, a novel, and Sarah Kuhn’s Star Wars: Doctor Aphra.
She is a Proud member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA, The Commissary Play Group, The Actor’s Center, and graduate of Yale University (BA) and ACT (MFA). She adds to her honors, an NHT Award Nomination for her portrayal of Asaka in Once On This Island at Weathervane Theater where she also directed Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation, David Mamet’s Race and Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo. In addition to her extensive career as an Actor and Director, she is an Assistant Professor of Acting at Emerson College.
Yonatan Gebeyehu (He/Him) is an actor based in Brooklyn. NEW YORK: Timon of Athens (Theatre for a New Audience), I Thought I Would Die, But I Didn’t (New Georges / The Tank ). REGIONAL: Timon of Athens, Everybody (Shakespeare Theatre Company ), Go. Please. Go. (Montana Rep), The Tempest (Shakespeare on the Manor), Noises Off, Romeo and Juliet (Chautauqua Theater Company), Christmas Carol (Portland Stage), Revolt. She said. Revolt Again., Strange Men, How to Use a Knife ( UCSD / La Jolla Playhouse ). TELEVISION: “Elementary”, “Madame Secretary” (CBS). WEB: “86’d” (Bric Arts). BA in English Literature: Columbia University; MFA in Acting: UCSD.
Ricardy Fabre (He/Him) is thrilled about having the opportunity to work with Vineyard Theatre. Ricardy is a Native New Yorker and recent graduate of the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Acting program. Theatre credits include: The Christians (Chautauqua Theatre Company), As You Like It (Chautauqua Theatre Company), A Raisin in the Sun (Seattle Rep), Our Town (Portland Center Stage), A Christmas Carol (Trinity Rep).
Crystal Dickinson (She/Her) is an Actor, Educator and a New Jersey Native. Her Broadway credits include in the Tony Award Winning Play, Clybourne Park, for which she received an illustrious Theater World Award, and Tony Nominated Play, You Can’t Take It With You, alongside James Earl Jones and Rose Byrne. She has also performed Off Broadway at Lincoln Center, The Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons and The Signature Theater and most recently Theater for A New Audience. She has worked with Thomas Kail, Michael Greif , Scott Ellis, Bryan Cranston, Wendell Pierce, Pam Mackinnon, Lila Neugebauer, Leigh Silverman and Kenny Leon. Film and Television credits include: Collateral Beauty, I Origins, This Is Where I Leave You, “The Good Wife”, “New Amsterdam”, a recurring role on Showtime’s “The Chi” and an upcoming appearance on ABC’s “For Life”. Crystal has also had an illustrious career teaching acting and coaching at Julliard, Stella Adler Studio, Spelman College, NYU, Princeton, Pace University and both of her Alumni schools, University of Illinois and Seton Hall University. A proud MFA graduate of The University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, she also studied at the London Academy for Music and Dramatic Art and is an elite member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab.
Josiah Davis (He/Him) is a multi-disciplinary artist. A director, choreographer, performer, designer; the work intersects expressive movement, live music, emerging technology, and ritual to breathe new life into physical storytelling. Asking, how can we create space for people to be in sync when we are pulled apart by invisible systems? He is the Associate Artistic Director of On The Verge Theatre Company-Santa Barbara, a New York Theatre Workshop 2050 Fellow, a Theatre Lumina company member. He has collaborated as an associate/assistant with Regina Taylor, Tyne Rafaeli, John Rando, Oliver Butler, Jose Luis Valenzuela, Helena Kaut-Howson & Kathryn Hunter. He received an MFA from Brown/Trinity in Directing and a BA from UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television. josiah-davis.com | onthevergefest.com
Kalyne Coleman (She/Hers) is from Richmond, Virginia and is a graduate from the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA in Acting program. She has a BA in Communications and Theater from the University of Pennsylvania and additional training from the Black Arts Theater Intensive, Actors Studio Drama School, and Goldsmiths University of London. Coming up, she will participate in the 2020 ABC Discovers Talent Showcase. Last summer, she originated the role of Leigh in the World Premiere of America v. 2.1: The Sad Demise and Eventual Extinction of the American Negro by Stacey Rose at Barrington Stage Company. This production won the 2019 Broadway World Berkshires Outstanding Play Production Award. Theater credits include Nella Pea in Black Odyssey (Trinity Rep), Gabriella in References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot, Brutus in Julius Caesar, Selector in How We Got On, Mrs. Sauce in Marie Antoinette, and Henrietta in Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Brown/Trinity Rep),Young Fannie Lou/Myrlie Evers, A Seat at the Table (Rites and Reason), Lady Anne, Richard III and Rosaline, Love’s Labour’s Lost (Shakespeare Academy at Stratford) Beneatha, Raisin in the Sun and Latisha, The Story (4A, UPenn). Fun Fact: I used to work at Drama Book Shop in NYC and credit them with a 2nd MFA education.
Dan Butler, Actor (He/Him), is an actor, writer, director, and producer, Dan’s many acting credits most recently include Irish Rep’s highly acclaimed on-line production of The Weir. Other favorites include – Broadway: Travesties (Roundabout), Twentieth Century (Roundabout), The Hothouse (Broadway). Off-Broadway/Regional: Slow Food (Dorset Playhouse), WarholCapote (A.R.T.), Crime and Punishment (Trinity Rep.), Irish Curse (Soho Playhouse), Old Money (Lincoln Center), The Only Thing Worse You Could’ve Told Me … (Writer. Actor’s Playhouse, Drama Desk/Outer Critics nominations), Beast, Emerald City (New York Theatre Workshop), Lisbon Traviata (Manhattan Theatre Club/Mark Taper Forum), The Widow Claire (Circle in the Square Downtown). Film: Crazy Stupid Love, Karl Rove, I Love You (co-writer/director), Pearl (adaptor/director), Enemy of the State, Fixing Frank, Silence of the Lambs. TV: “Modern Love”, “The Mist”, “Prayers for Bobby”, “Hey, Arnold”, “Frasier” (7 seasons as Bulldog). Upcoming: Blonde (Netflix), All My Life (Universal). Co-founder of Fuller Road Artist Residency in Vermont with Jackson Gay and Richard Waterhouse.
Kyle Beltran (He/Him) Broadway: The Cherry Orchard (Roundabout), In The Heights (Broadway & first national tour). Off-Broadway: Lessons In Survival (Vineyard Theatre,) Blue Ridge (Atlantic Theater Company), Fire in Dreamland (The Public), Tin Cat Shoes (Clubbed Thumb), The Amateurs (Vineyard Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Public, Delacorte), Head of Passes (The Public), The Flick (Barrow Street Theatre), Gloria (Vineyard Theatre), The Fortress of Solitude (The Public), Choir Boy (Manhattan Theatre Club), The Netflix Plays (Ars Nova), 10 Things to Do Before I Die (Second Stage) Regional: Williamstown Theatre Festival, Goodman Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, Steppenwolf Theatre, Yale Rep, The Old Globe. Film/TV: “David Makes Man” (OWN, HBO Max,) “Inventing Anna” (Netflix, upcoming), “The Shivering Truth” (Adult Swim), Equity (Sony Pictures Classics), “Horace and Pete” (Pig Newton), “The Big C” (Showtime) “Unforgettable” (CBS, recurring.) BFA in Drama, Carnegie Mellon.
Peter Mark Kendall
Peter Mark Kendall (He/Him), Broadway: Six Degrees of Separation (Tony Nom for “Best Revival”), The Rose Tattoo (The Acting Company: with Patti LuPone & Bobby Cannavale). Off-Broadway: Blue Ridge (The Atlantic), The Harvest (LCT3), Mercury Fur (The New Group), Joe’s Pub (with Whitney White), Judson, Partial Comfort. Regional: Lake Lucille Chekhov, Bay Street, Baltimore Center Stage, Trinity Rep., Chautauqua, Gloucester Stage, Baltimore Shakespeare, Studio Theatre (DC), Rep Stage, Kennedy Center. Film: Entangled, Time Out of Mind, Louder Than Bombs, The Ticket (TriBeCa), The Rest of Us, Seven Lovers. Television: “Strange Angel”, “Outpost” (series regular); “Girls,” “The Americans,” “Chicago Med,” “Eye Candy” (recurring); “Awkwafina…from Queens;” “The Good Fight;” “Gotham;” “Law and Order: SVU;” “The Leftovers;” “Blue Bloods;” “Public Morals.” Upcoming films: The Scottish Play, Top Gun: Maverick. Education: M.F.A., Brown/Trinity Rep. Peter is also a musician, and creates music with the band Hickory.
Reggie D. White
Reggie D. White, Actor (He/Him), Broadway: The Inheritance (Drama Desk Award for Best Play), International: Flood In The Valley (China). Off-Broadway: Hundred Days, I & You, For The Last Time. Regional: The Luckiest (La Jolla Playhouse),The Bluest Eye (Arden Theatre), And She Would Stand Like This (The Movement Theatre Company), Frontieres Sans Frontieres (Bushwick Starr), The Last Tiger in Haiti (Berkeley Rep/La Jolla Playhouse), Party People (Berkeley Rep). Film & TV: “Gotham”, “Blindspot”, “The Parent ‘Hood”, Buzzer, Medias Res, Stranger In Blood. Training: Atlantic Theater School, Cal State Hayward. Reggie is a Company Member of The Williams Project – a living wage theatre company. Reggie is also a recipient of the TBA Titan Award and the TCG Fox Fellowship. www.reggiedwhite.net
Marin Ireland, Actor (She/Hers), theatre credits include Reasons to be Pretty, for which she won a Theatre World Award and was nominated for a Tony. Her other New York credits include The Big Knife and After Miss Julie (Broadway), Ironbound at Rattlestick, Kill Floor at Lincoln Center, Blasted and Marie Antoinette, both at Soho Rep, Three Sisters at Classic Stage, Cyclone at Studio Dante (Obie Award), and In The Wake at the Public Theatre. Some of her TV and film work includes the second season of the “Umbrella Academy”, “Girls”, “Homeland”, “Masters of Sex”, The Divide, “The Slap”, “Sneaky Pete”, Glass Chin (Independent Spirit nomination 2016), Sparrows Dance, The Family Fang, 28 Hotel Rooms, The Irishman, Hell or High Water, and the Lifetime movie Flint, about the Flint water crisis, playing activist Melissa Mays. She co-founded the website hrforthearts.org with civil rights and liberties lawyer Norman Siegel, which aims to be a resource to help address harassment and bullying within the arts community.
Tyler Thomas (Director) is a director and choreographer, currently based in NYC. She is the current Susan Stroman Award recipient and has developed and staged work with the Vineyard Theatre, Rattlestick Playwrights, Playwrights Center, Northern Stage, New Ohio Theatre, HERE Arts Center, NYMF, The Flea, NYU Tisch, UCLA, Columbia University, and Lincoln Center Education. She is a 2050 Fellow with New York Theater Workshop, Foeller Fellow at Williamstown Theatre Festival, member of the Lincoln Center Directors’ Lab and has been a Visiting Artist at the Athens Conservatoire in Greece, and Guest Artist at UCLA and UC Santa Cruz. Tyler is also Resident Director of The Commissary, a theater collective currently in residence with The Vineyard. She holds a BFA in Drama and MA in Arts Politics from the Tisch School of the Arts.
(Assistant Stage Manager) Vineyard Theatre: KID VICTORY (PA). NYC credits: LIFE SUCKS, SINCERELY OSCAR, BLACK LIGHT, MILE LONG OPERA, CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE MUSICAL, MONICA: THIS PLAY IS NOT ABOUT MONICA LEWINSKY, ECOVILLAGE, MUST, COMEDY OF ERRORS (Classic Stage Company), VOODOO (Harlem Opera Theatre), AN ASTRONAUT’S TALE (Encompass Opera/BAM), “MASTER HAROLD”… (Signature-PA), HAMILTON (PA). Event Stage Management. Oregon credits: PM Ballet Fantastique, Shedd Institute; SM Oregon Contemporary Theatre; QM Pickathon Music Festival. MFA, Columbia University.
CLARISSA MARIE LIGON
(Production Stage Manager) Vineyard Theatre debut. Clarissa is a self-proclaimed ‘Renaissance Woman’ who makes art because she believes it can change the world. Recent production work includes: MEASURE FOR MEASURE at The Public (Mobile Unit), BEFORE THE MEETING at Williamstown Theatre Festival, JACK & at BAM Fisher, BLACK LIGHT at the Greenwich House Theatre, CRUEL INTENTIONS THE MUSICAL at le Poisson Rouge, 3/FIFTHS at 3LD, and Penny Arcade’s LONGING LASTS LONGER at St. Anne’s Warehouse.
STEVE COSSON is a writer, director, and Artistic Director of The Civilians. Recently, Claire Kiechel’s PAUL SWAN IS DEAD AND GONE, Jill Sobule’s musical TIMES SQUARE, book/director THE ABOMINABLES (Children’s Theatre Company), writer/director THE UNDERTAKING (BAM Next Wave, US tour, Theatre de la Ville, Paris, and 59E59); José Rivera’s ANOTHER WORD FOR BEAUTY, (Goodman Theatre); writer/director, RIMBAUD IN NEW YORK (BAM); Michael Friedman and Bess Wohl’s PRETTY FILTHY; THE BELLE OF AMHERST starring Joely Richardson; writer/director THE GREAT IMMENSITY (The Public Theater); Anne Washburn’s MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY (Playwrights Horizons). Also, IN THE FOOTPRINT; writer/director, THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY (Center Theatre Group, Vineyard Theatre, and several other regionals); (I AM) NOBODY’S LUNCH; and GONE MISSING. In 2014-15, artist-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. stevecosson.com
DANA HIGGINBOTHAM is a writer, educator, and chaplain. For the past 20 years, her work as a chaplain in both hospitals and hospices throughout Florida has involved providing counsel for those who live with the effects of trauma, loss, and life threatening or life limiting issues. She develops and leads workshops on “Stress Debriefing,” “Living with PTSD,” and “Bereavement Intervention”; and the “Practical Spirituality” curriculum that she developed is used to address both addiction and adolescent affective disorders. She holds a Master’s of Divinity and a PhD in Counseling.
(Illusion & Lip Sync Consultant) Vineyard Theatre debut. Off-Broadway: THE THIN PLACE (Playwrights Horizons), OLD HATS, THE ANTIPODES (Signature); Lucas Hnath’s A PUBLIC READING… (Soho Rep.); HOME, THE OBJECT LESSON (BAM); THE PASSION OF THE CRAWFORD (Lypsinka). Consultant on several of David Blaine’s ABC television specials, and Magic Director on a recent U.S. tour of “David Blaine Live”. Co-Founder of SECRET ARTS, specializing in visual effects and illusions. Associate performing artist with The Wooster Group. Co-creator of ELEPHANT ROOM, an absurdist magic extravaganza.
(Sound Design) Vineyard Theatre debut. Other recent projects include Playwrights Horizons, The Public Theater, Signature Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare, Victory Gardens, South Coast Rep, A.C.T., Writers Theatre, The Civilians, PlayCo, Manhattan Theatre Club, Steppenwolf Theatre, Williamstown Theater Festival, Albany Park Theater Project, and original audio plays with Make Believe Association. Film work includes original scores for Glitch, The Wise Kids, and In Memoriam. He is a recipient of two Lucille Lortel Awards, multiple Joseph Jefferson Awards, two Drama Desk nominations, and the Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award. Outside of theater stages, he produces and performs as DJ, often under a moniker DJ White Russian, and he is a proud member of TSDCA and USA. mikhailfiksel.com
(Lighting & Supertitle Design) Vineyard Theatre debut. ANGELS IN AMERICA (PARTS 1 AND 2), PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, 4000 MILES, and many others at Actors Theatre of Louisville, and designs for five seasons of the Humana Festival including EVOCATION TO VISIBLE APPEARANCE, AIRNESS, THE GROWN-UP, and THE ROOMMATE. AUGUST RUSH (Paramount Aurora), MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX, WITCH (Writers Theatre), ELECTRA (Court Theatre), CRY IT OUT (Northlight Theatre), THE WOLVES (Studio Theatre), NSFW (Roundhouse), SILENT SKY, TRIANGLE, UPRIGHT GRAND (TheatreWorks), THE BOOK OF WILL (Denver Center Theatre), FLY BY NIGHT, MEDEA (Dallas Theater Center), THE WHO AND THE WHAT (Kansas City Rep), FUTURITY (The Walker Arts Center), DADDY LONG LEGS (New York, regional and international premieres), THE STORY OF MY LIFE (Broadway). paultoben.com
(Costume Design) Vineyard Theatre debut. Previous collaborations with Les Waters include OUR TOWN (Actors Theatre of Louisville) and MIDDLETOWN (Steppenwolf). With Lucas Hnath: the world premiere of HILLARY AND CLINTON (Victory Gardens Theater). Broadway: Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning production of I AM MY OWN WIFE by Doug Wright and Moises Kaufman’s 33 VARIATIONS. Chicago credits: Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Victory Gardens Theater, Court Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Chicago Opera Theater, Writers Theatre, About Face Theater, Lookingglass, Chicago Shakespeare, and others. Regional credits: Alley Theatre, Kansas City Rep, Milwaukee Rep, Madison Rep, Alliance Theatre, Centerstage, and others. She is a member of Rivendell Theatre Ensemble in Chicago, a small equity company dedicated to advancing the lives of women through theatre. She co-chairs the Costume Design committee for her union, United Scenic Artists, Local 829.
(Scenic Design) Vineyard Theatre debut. Andrew is a multi-disciplinary designer working on projects in theater, opera, live events, and film/TV. NYC: Lincoln Center Theater, Roundabout Theater Company, Atlantic Theater Company, New York Theater Workshop, Primary Stages, Playwrights Realm, Lucille Lortel, Barrow Street, Rattlestick, PlayCo. Regional: A.C.T, Actors Theater of Louisville, Alliance, Baltimore Centerstage, Berkeley Rep, Cal Shakes, Dallas Theater Center, Geffen, Goodman, Huntington, Longwharf, Milwaukee Rep, Old Globe, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Yale Rep, among many others. MFA: Yale School of Drama. Assistant Professor of Design at Northwestern.
Off-Broadway: GATZ (Public Theatre), THE SELECT (New York Theatre Workshop). Frank is the writer and performer of The Holler Sessions (Paradise Factory – NY Times Critics’ Pick. Touring: Guthrie Theatre, ACT Theatre, Detroit Public Theatre). As a company member of the TEAM, he co-created and performed in Architecting and Particularly in the Heartland. Frank has also toured with Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company in Straight White Men. Frank is currently developing a new show about baseball that takes place in post-apocalyptic Iowa. Film: Thin Skin, Almost Family. TV: “Z Nation”.
(Production Manager) Vineyard Theatre debut. Off-Broadway: BROADBEND, ARKANSAS (Transport Group), NATIVE SON and MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Acting Company), DESPERATE MEASURES (New World). Regional: Baltimore Center Stage (TWISTED MELODIES, JAZZ, DETROIT ’67, WHITE SNAKE, LES LIAISONS), Detroit Public Theatre (DETROIT ’67), Charm City Fringe Festival. Other: NYU/Tisch Grad Program (Producing Supervisor), University of Maryland, Clarice Smith Center (Production Coordinator). Kate also served as Deputy GM of Hudson Theatre (1984, THE PARISIAN WOMAN), and is an Actor (AEA) and Director. www.thekateholland.com
(Assistant Stage Manager) Vineyard Theatre: GIGANTIC (Deck Carpenter), KID VICTORY (Assistant Production Manager), THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE (Associate Production Manager), REBEL VERSES 2017—2019 (Production Stage Manager). Off-Broadway Stage Management: GOD SHOWS UP, THE OTHER JOSH COHEN, PARTY FACE, DON’T YOU F*CKING SAY A WORD. Select Regional Credits: Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (2018), Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (2011—2016), and ARC Stages (2018). Resident Stage Manager: Broken Box Mime Theater. Love and thanks to friends and family, ACL, BBB, and GVB
(Production Stage Manager) Vineyard Theatre debut. Past work with Tina Satter and Half Straddle includes IS THIS A ROOM and HOUSE OF DANCE. She has stage managed for Jim Findlay, David Byrne, Sibyl Kempson’s 7 Daughters of Eve, Andrew Ondrejcak, Mike Iveson, Erin Markey, Suzanne Bocanegra, Young Jean Lee and Adrienne Truscott. Maurina has been the stage manager for Elevator Repair Service since 2014.
Randi Alyse Rivera
(Production Stage Manager) Vineyard Theatre debut. With Half Straddle since 2012. Half Straddle: SEAGULL (THINKING OF YOU), AWAY UNIFORM, IN THE PONY PALACE/FOOTBALL, HOUSE OF DANCE, ANCIENT LIVES, GHOST RINGS, and IS THIS A ROOM. Other favorite colleagues: Keigwin & Company, Dance Heginbotham, Harlem Stage, Faye Driscoll Group, Doug Elkins Choreography Etc, The Chocolate Factory, Andrew Schneider, Ivy Baldwin Dance, Cathy Weis, Sean Donovan, and Phantom Limb Company. All is for her family
(Puppet Design) Vineyard Theatre debut. Broadway: AMÉLIE (Walter Kerr). Other Theatre: HAND TO GOD (Berkeley Rep), FONDLY, COLLETTE RICHLAND (NYTW), GHOST RINGS (NYLA), MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Public Theater), IS THIS A ROOM (The Kitchen), EVERYONE’S FINE WITH VIRGINIA WOOLF (Abrons Arts Center), RIDDLE OF THE TRILOBITES (New Victory). TV: “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” Installation design: 12 Shouts to the 10 Forgotten Heavens Series (Whitney Museum). Performance credits include THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW ON BROADWAY (Stephen Sondheim Theater and on HBO).
(Sound Design/Original Music) Vineyard Theatre debut. Sanae is a musician based in Portland, Oregon. She tours and records as a member of the band Moon Duo and as a solo artist under the name Vive la Void. The music for IS THIS A ROOM is her first theatrical score and first collaboration with Half Straddle.
(Lighting Design) Vineyard Theatre debut. Thomas designs lighting throughout US and abroad. Select design credits include works with Wally Cardona, Steve Cosson/The Civilians, Annie Dorsen, DD Dorvillier/ human future dance corp, Daniel Fish, Beth Gill, Trajal Harrell, Jennifer Lacey, Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith, Noémie Lafrance/Sens Production, David Levine, Ong Keng Sen/TheatreWorks Singapore and Jay Scheib/NYCO. Thomas is the recipient of a Kevin Kline Award for Outstanding Lighting Design for THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, as well as a Bessie Design Award for NOTTTHING IS IMPORTANTTT with DD Dorvillier/human future dance corps.
(Costume Design) Vineyard Theatre debut. With Tina Satter/Half Straddle: GHOST RINGS, ANCIENT LIVES, HOUSE OF DANCE, SEAGULL (THINKING OF YOU). With The Wooster Group: A PINK CHAIR (IN PLACE OF A FAKE ANTIQUE), THE B-SIDE, THE TOWN HALL AFFAIR, EARLY SHAKER SPIRITUALS, EARLY PLAYS (Henry Hewes Design Award Nomination). With Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company: STRAIGHT WHITE MEN. With Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group: POWER, CITIZEN.
(Scenic Design) Vineyard Theatre debut. Parker has designed sets for Half Straddle, Mike Iveson and Sarah Michelson. Bessie Award for Visual Design for Dogs at BAM Next Wave Festival and Bessie Award for Sustained Achievement in Dance.
Deirdre O’Connell (Dana H.) Recent favorite theatre includes: Dana H. by Lucas Hnath (Los Angeles Ovation Award, Obie Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Kirk Douglas Theatre, Goodman Theater and Vineyard Theatre), Before The Meeting by Adam Bock (Williamstown Theater Festival), Thunderbodies by Kate Tarker (Soho Rep), Fulfillment Center by Abe Koogler (Drama Desk and Drama League Award nominations) and By the Water by Sharyn Rothstein (Lortel nomination, Manhattan Theatre Club), Terminus by Gabriel Jason Dean (New York Theatre Workshop), The Way West by Mona Mansour and Thinner Than Water by Melissa Ross (Labyrinth), Judy by Max Posner (Page 73), Little Children Dream of God by Jeff Augustin (Manhattan Theatre Club), Scarcity by Lucy Thurber (Rattlestick), The Vandal by Hamish Linklater (The Flea), Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker (Obie and Drama Desk Awards; Playwrights Horizons), In the Wake by Lisa Kron (Los Angeles Ovation Award, Richard Seff Actors’ Equity Award, Lortel nomination,Kirk Douglas Theatre and Public Theatre), In the Blood by Susan Lori Parks (Public Theatre). Other favorite writers she has performed include Jenkins, Wellman, Schulman, Nelson, Meyer, Fornes, Shepard, Smith, and Chekhov. Recent films include Diane, Lez Bomb, I Am a Seagull, The Boy Downstairs, Gabriel, Synecdoche, NY, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. TV includes recurring roles on “One Dollar”, “The Path”, “The Affair”, and “Nurse Jackie”. She has an Obie for Sustained Excellence in Performance, a New York Drama Critics Circle Special Citation and a Lilly Award.
TL Thompson (They/Them/T) credits include: Broadway: Straight White Men (Person In Charge u/s) at Second Stage Theater. Theater: Is This A Room (Agent Taylor) at Vineyard Theatre, Waafrika 123 (Aweeno) at Criminal Queerness Festival, NERVOUS/SYSTEM (Pollster) at BAM Next Wave, AFTER (Company) at Public Theater Podcasts, Meet Cute Podcast. “Adventures in New America”, “Welcome to Nightvale”. Webseries: “THESE/THEMS” (TI), Dir. Jett Garrison. THE HUNTED (Nic), Dir. Crystal Arnette. Films: Flu$h (Wrex), Dir. Heather Acs. Friday Afternoon Dir. Paige Campbell. TL is also in the NY Neo Futurist, who performs frequently in The Infinite Wrench, an ongoing attempt to perform 30 plays in one hour. TLThompsonactor.com.
Vineyard Theatre debut. A NYC based trans actor, performer and writer. Existing between genders, and preferring the pronoun “they,” Blackwell works collaboratively with playwrights and directors to expand our sense of personhood and the body through performance. Their work includes THEY, THEMSELF AND SCHMERM and SNATCH ADAMS AND FRIENDS. Film/TV: “High Maintenance,” “Shameless,” and “The Marriage Story.” Becca was awarded the Doris Duke Impact Artist Award and is currently a Joe’s Pub artist resident.
(Reality Winner, Is This A Room) Vineyard Theatre debut. Recent New York productions: Singlet (The Bushwick Starr), Of Government (Clubbed Thumb), My Old Man and Other Stories (Dixon Place), O, Earth! (The Foundry Theatre). Emily has worked with theater company Half Straddle for over a decade, performing in the U.S. and abroad in their original plays, including Ancient Lives, The Seagull (Thinking Of You), In The Pony Palace/Football, and Family. Film: The Plagiarists, Almost Family, Gwen in Corpus.
Les Waters (Director, Dana H.) is an Obie Award winner, was Artistic Director of Actors Theatre of Louisville from 2012–2018, where he directed The Thin Place, Evocation To Visible Appearance, Little Bunny Foo Foo, Recent Alien Abductions, MacBeth, For Peter Pan On Her 70th Birthday, The Glory Of The World, Luna Gale, At The Vanishing Point, The Christians, Our Town, Gnit, Girlfriends, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, and Big Love. From 2003–2011, he served as Associate Artistic Director at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. His productions have been seen in New York at Playwrights Horizons, Signature Theatre Company, The Public Theater, Second Stage Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Connelly Theater, Clubbed Thumb, Soho Rep, and Brooklyn Academy of Music, and regionally at theatres such as Arena Stage, Huntington Theatre Company, Mark Taper Forum, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, American Conservatory Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, and American Repertory Theater. In 2009, he made his Broadway debut with In The Next Room, or The Vibrator Play. He led the MFA directing program at University of California, San Diego from 1995–2003.
Lucas Hnath (Playwright, Dana H.) received a 2017 Tony Award nomination for Best Play with A Doll’s House, Part 2. Hnath’s other plays include Hillary and Clinton, The Thing Place, Red Speedo, The Christians, A Public Reading Of An Unproduced Screenplay About The Death of Walt Disney, Issac’s Eye, and Death Tax. He has been produced on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre, Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, Soho Rep, and Ensemble Studio Theatre. His plays have also been premiered at the Humana Festival of New Plays, Victory Gardens, and South Coast Repertory. He is a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect, a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre, and an alumnus of New Dramatists. Awards: Whiting Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, Kesselring Prize, Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Play, Obie Award for Playwriting, Steinberg Playwright Award, and the Windham-Campbell Literary Prize.
Antoinette Nwandu (Playwright) is a New York-based playwright. Her Jeff-award winning play, PASS OVER, had its New York debut at LCT3 in June 2018. A filmed version of the Steppenwolf production—directed by Spike Lee—had its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and screened as part of SXSW 2018. Her play BREACH: a manifesto on race in america through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate had its world premiere at Victory Gardens last season. Antoinette’s work has been supported by the Sundance Theater Lab, Space on Ryder Farm, Ignition Fest, the Cherry Lane Mentor Project, the Kennedy Center, Page73, PlayPenn, Southern Rep, The Flea, Naked Angels, Fire This Time, and The Movement Theater Company. Honors include the Vineyard Theatre Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, the Negro Ensemble Company’s Douglas Turner Ward Prize, a Literary Fellowship at the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference, and spots on the 2016 and 2017 Kilroys lists. Antoinette is a MacDowell Fellow, a Dramatists Guild Fellow, and an Ars Nova Play Group alum. She is currently under commission from Echo Theater Company, Colt Coeur, and Audible.
(Conceiver and Director, Is This A Room) Vineyard Theatre debut. Tina is a writer and director for theater and film. Founder and Artistic Director of Half Straddle, a critically acclaimed, Obie-winning theater company based in New York City. Since 2008 the company has premiered 10 full-length shows, and a number of shorter works and video projects that have been seen at festivals and theaters throughout the U.S., Europe, Australia, and Asia. In addition to Is This A Room, plays she’s written and directed with Half Straddle and toured internationally and nationally include House of Dance, Ghost Rings, Seagull (Thinking Of You), and In The Pony Palace/Football, among others. Tina is the recipient of a Foundation for Contemporary Arts and Doris Duke Impact Artist awards. Attended Mac Wellman’s graduate playwriting program at Brooklyn College; M.A. from Reed College; B.A. from Bowdoin College. Visiting artist and/or teacher at Princeton, Yale, NYU, Sarah Lawrence, Hunter MFA Playwriting, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, and more. www.halfstraddle.com.
(Production Manager) Conor is thrilled to be back at The Vineyard for his seventh show. Past Vineyard Theatre credits include: DO YOU FEEL ANGER?, IS THIS A ROOM, CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?, HARRY CLARKE, THE AMATEURS, and THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE. Select NYC credits include: GIRLS & BOYS, SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ, DANIEL’S HUSBAND, and SAKINA’S RESTAURANT. Conor would like to thank his family and friends for their constant support throughout his theater career so far. Proud graduate of La Salle University. Ave!
(Properties Supervisor). With The New Group: THE TRUE, GOOD FOR OTTO, DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT, THE WHIRLIGIG, EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE, SWEET CHARITY, BURIED CHILD, STEVE, MERCURY FUR, THE SPOILS, RASHEEDA SPEAKING, STICKS AND BONES, ANNAPURNA, INTIMACY, THE JACKSONIAN, RUSSIAN TRANSPORT. Select Off-Broadway: YEN, PERMISSION, THE MONEY SHOT (MCC Theater); WAR (LCT3); FUN HOME (The Public Theater); LOVE AND INFORMATION (NYTW). Other New York theatre: NYCC, Cherry Lane Theatre, NYSF, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Atlantic Theater Company, TFANA. Recipient of National Award for Excellence in Properties Design from The Kennedy Center and USITT Chesapeake Award for Theatrical Design. Owner of The Grey Area, Prop Design, Fabrication and Supervision in Brooklyn, NY.
Judy Henderson, CSA is honored as one of the top 20 U.S. film casting directors. Highlights include Emmy Award, Outstanding Casting in a Drama Series; five Artios Awards, Outstanding Achievement TV Series and Theatre Drama Casting; ten Artios nominations for TV Series and Theatre Drama Casting. Select films: Before Midnight, Before Sunset, Before Sunrise, Mapplethorpe, 12 and Holding, L.I.E. (six Independent Spirit Award nominations). Select TV: “Homeland” (Showtime, Emmy and two Artios). Broadway: BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, ANNA KARENINA (four Tony nominations). Off-Broadway: INVASION (Obie), LIE OF THE MIND (Artios), THE KID (five Drama Desk nominations), HURLYBURLY (Artios). She has been The New Group’s casting director from the beginning.
Nicole is excited to be in her fifth season with The New Group as the assistant stage manager, after previously interning on productions such as CLIVE and THE JACKSONIAN. Recently, Nicole has worked on THE TRUE, PEACE FOR MARY FRANCES, GOOD FOR OTTO, DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT, THE WHIRLIGIG, EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE, SWEET CHARITY, BURIED CHILD, STEVE, MERCURY FUR, THE SPOILS, RASHEEDA SPEAKING, and STICKS AND BONES while working for The New Group.
Her work has been exhibited domestically and internationally, at public institutions such as the Studio Museum in Harlem; the New Museum, New York; Crystal Bridges, Bentonville, A.R.; Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London, U.K.; and Tramway, Glasgow, U.K. She is a recipient of the Yale School of Arts Al Held Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome and Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, and of residencies at the Studio Museum in Harlem and Parasol Unit. Self’s work is also in several public collections, including the Pérez Art Museum, Miami, FL and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
Valerie A. Peterson
Valerie has worked on over 75 productions here including THE TRUE; PEACE FOR MARY FRANCES; GOOD FOR OTTO; DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT; THE WHIRLIGIG; EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE; SWEET CHARITY; THE SENSUALITY PARTY; BURIED CHILD; STEVE; MERCURY FUR; THE SPOILS; RASHEEDA SPEAKING; STICKS AND BONES; ANNAPURNA; INTIMACY; THE JACKSONIAN; BUNTY BERMAN PRESENTS…; A LIE OF THE MIND; THE KID; THINGS WE WANT; RAFTA, RAFTA…; MARIE AND BRUCE; ABIGAIL’S PARTY; HURLYBURLY; and AUNT DAN AND LEMON. Broadway: BAREFOOT IN THE PARK and THE WOMEN.
Co-leader of the intimacy direction movement across the industry. Claire consults for and intimacy coordinates on numerous televisions networks, including HBO, as well as independent films. Intimacy and fight director of SLAVE PLAY (NYTW), BLKS (MCC Theatre), MIES JULIE (CSC), O WAR (Muhlenberg Theatre) and others both in New York and regionally. Claire trains faculty and students in acting training institutions across the country, including Yale, NYU, Juilliard, Columbia, the O’Neill Theatre Center, Shakespeare & Company, Cambridge University (U.K.) and Northeastern University. She is part of the teaching team of Intimacy Directors International, training the next generation of Intimacy Directors. teamidi.org, clairewarden.com
Music direction: NJPAC, NYU, Webster University, University of Colorado-Boulder and Musical Theatre Factory. Composer: Webster University, Encores! (NYC), Stephens College, Prospect Theater Company, Repertory Theater of Saint Louis and Masterworks. His musicals, TUESDAY and GUMBO, have been selected for development and productions by the Yale Institute for Musical Theater, Mainstreet Musicals Festival, ASCAP/Grow a Show, New York Musical Festival: Next Link Project, Musical Theatre Factory, Coastal Carolina University, CAP 21 and The PiTCH. Concerts of his music were produced by Lincoln Center Theater, Vitello’s and The Cutting Room. brettmacias.com
Off-Broadway: THIS AIN’T NO DISCO, FUTURITY, THREE LITTLE BIRDS. Off-Off-Broadway: RAISIN (AUDELCO Award Outstanding Music Direction). Regional: THE COLOR PURPLE (Portland Center Stage, Broadway World Regional Award Outstanding Music Direction), THE WIZ (Ford’s Theater), NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN (Arena Stage, Helen Hayes nomination Outstanding Music Direction), JELLY’S LAST JAM (Signature Theatre, Helen Hayes nomination Outstanding Music Direction), CHOIR BOY (Marin Theatre Co., Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award Outstanding Music Direction). UPCOMING: WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM (The Kennedy Center), A STRANGE LOOP (Playwrights Horizons).
(Lighting Design). LIGHT SHINING IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE (New York Theatre Workshop); SEASCAPE (A.C.T. San Francisco); THE THANKSGIVING PLAY (Playwrights Horizons); THE HELLO GIRLS (Prospect Theater Co./59E59 Theaters); THE SLOW ROOM (Annie Dorsen); MEMBER OF THE WEDDING, ARTNEY JACKSON (Williamstown Theatre Festival); PLANO (Clubbed Thumb). Humana Festival 2018: DO YOU FEEL ANGER?, GOD SAID THIS, ANGELS IN AMERICA (co-design, all at Actors Theatre of Louisville); SUNDOWN YELLOW MOON (Ars Nova/WP Theater). Other regional: People’s Light, Portland Center Stage, City Theatre Pittsburgh. Upcoming: Manhattan Theatre Club and PigPen Theatre Co. at The Old Globe. isabellabyrd.design
Montana Levi Blanco
(Costume Design). The New Group and Vineyard Theatre debut. Off-Broadway: HE BROUGHT HER HEART BACK IN A BOX (Obie Award, TFANA); THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN… (Lucille Lortel nom.); FABULATION, IN THE BLOOD (Signature Theatre); FAIRVIEW, IS GOD IS (Soho Rep); THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND, RED SPEEDO, NAT TURNER IN JERUSALEM (NYTW); PIPELINE (Lincoln Center Theater); GHOST LIGHT, WAR (LCT3); EDDIE & DAVE (Atlantic Theater Company); THE LAST MATCH (Roundabout Theatre Company); O, EARTH (The Foundry Theatre). Regional: LEMPICKA (Williamstown Theatre Festival); LA RONDINE (Minnesota Opera); THE BLUEST EYE (Guthrie Theater); ANGELS IN AMERICA, AN OCTOROON (Berkeley Rep). Training: Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin College, Brown University and the Yale School of Drama. montanaleviblanco.com
Recent Off-Broadway work: PIPELINE (LincolnCenter Theater), VENUS (Signature Theatre), THUNDERBODIES (Soho Rep), FUTURITY (SohoRep and Ars Nova), GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN(The Foundry Theatre and The Public),THE TEMPEST (The Public Theater/Delacorte).Over 100 regional credits including Guthrie Theater, Mark Taper Forum, Huntington Theatre Company, Long Wharf Theatre, Berkeley Rep, Yale Rep, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, Wilma Theater. Training: MFA, Yale School of Drama. Saunders is a Pew Fellow in the Arts and a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University. Associate Artistic Director of New Paradise Laboratories. Assistant Professor of Design at Swarthmore College. mattsaunders.net
(Scenic Design) Vineyard Theatre debut. Broadway: MARVIN’S ROOM.
Off-Broadway: OKLAHOMA! (St. Ann’s, Bard), MARY PAGE MARLOWE (2ST), MARY JANE
(NYTW, Lortel nomination), RAGS PARKLAND… (Ars Nova), QUEENS, THE WOLVES (LCT),
A LIFE (Playwrights Horizons, Lortel & Hewes Awards), THE TREASURER, MARJORIE PRIME
(Playwrights), THE ANTIPODES, EVERYBODY (Signature), SEA WALL/A LIFE (Public); The
Debate Society, The Mad Ones. Regional: Yale, OSF, Williamstown. Opera: OTSL, Boston
Lyric, Opera Philadelphia, Atlanta Opera. Obie for Sustained Excellence.
(Costume Design) Vineyard Theatre debut. Broadway & London: ON YOUR
FEET!, MOTOWN, LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL, THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND
BESS (Tony nom.), TOPDOG/UNDERDOG. Off-Broadway: THE LIGHT, EVE’S SONG, ME AND
MY GIRL, BY THE WAY MEET VERA STARK, VENUS, INVISIBLE THREAD, ROMEO AND JULIET,
THE MISANTHROPE, SEX WITH STRANGERS. Regional: MAN IN THE RING, THE WHITE CARD, SEIZE THE KING, MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM, Radio City Rockettes, Trustee American Theatre Wing. @esosafashion
(Lighting Design) Vineyard Theatre debut. Off-Broadway: DAYBREAK,
FILM CHINOIS, THREE TREES. Other NYC credits: WILDER GONE, PILLOWTALK, ORPHEUS IN
THE UNDERWORLD, BUM PHILIPS, MARIA CELESTE. Regional: ALMOST MAINE, ON GOLDEN
POND, RAGTIME, PASSION PLAY, A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW
JACKSON (Redhouse), THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (Gulfshore Playhouse), FAUST
(Curtis Institute of Music), COMPULSION (Yale Rep). MFA from Yale School of Drama.
(Original Music & Sound Design) Vineyard Theatre debut. Select credits
include: Broadway: THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT (Studio 54). Off-Broadway: COLLECTIVE RAGE,
CHARM, SCHOOL GIRLS (MCC), SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS, IMPORTANT HATS… (MTC), BOBBIE
CLEARLY (Roundabout), FABULATION, DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN… (Signature),
TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY (Page 73, Henry Hewes Award, Drama Desk nomination). Regional:
DANGEROUS HOUSE, SEARED, ROMANCE NOVELS… (WTF), AS YOU LIKE IT, HENRY V, HENRY IV, PART ONE (OSF), BABY SCREAMS MIRACLE (Woolly Mammoth, Helen Hayes Award).
J. Jared Janas
(Wig, Hair and Makeup Design) Vineyard Theatre: THE AMATEURS, THIS
DAY FORWARD. Broadway: INDECENT, GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER, BANDSTAND,
SUNSET BOULEVARD, THE VISIT, THE REAL THING, LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL,
MOTOWN, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS, ALL ABOUT
ME, NEXT TO NORMAL. Recent theater includes ALICE BY HEART (MCC), JAGGED LITTLE
PILL (A.R.T), THE LOW ROAD (The Public), YOURS UNFAITHFULLY (Mint Theatre, Drama Desk
Jeanne’s acting and writing talents span across theater, film and television, with multiple productions of her acclaimed solo play HOLD THESE TRUTHS (2013 Drama Desk Nomination, Outstanding Solo Performance; 2019 Theatre Bay Awards, Outstanding Production, Direction and Principal Performance) recently produced at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Arena Stage, Hang A Tale, Lyric Stage Company, Pasadena Playhouse, the Guthrie, ACT Seattle, Portland Center Stage, Perseverance Theatre, and PlayMakers Repertory Company, among others. Premiering with the East West Players in Los Angeles, and then Off-Broadway with the Epic Theatre Ensemble, the play is inspired by the true story of Japanese American civil rights giant Gordon Hirabayashi, to whom President Obama posthumously awarded in 2012 a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.
Called a “local treasure” by The Los Angeles Times, Jeanne’s screen credits include Jennifer Phang’s internationally acclaimed indie sci-fi film, Advantageous; on TV, guest/recurring roles on “Big Hero 6,” “Dr. Ken,” Bravo’s “True Fiction,” “NCIS Angeles,” “NUMB3RS,” Tyler Perry’s “Meet the Browns,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Presidio Med,” “ER,” “Threat Matrix,” “Line of Fire,” “American Family,” John Ridley’s “I Got You,” “Hiroshima,” and “Sex and Marriage,” a Justin Lin YOMYOMF YouTube webseries. Onstage, Jeanne has performed with the Public Theater, Lincoln Center Theater, Kennedy Center, Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Rep, Intiman Theatre, A Contemporary Theatre, Portland Center Stage, People’s Light, Syracuse Stage and the Arizona Theatre Company.
Special honors: LA Ovation Award for Outstanding Lead Actress, Chay Yew’s RED, East West Players; 2016 Lee Melville Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Los Angeles Theatre Community, Playwrights’ Arena; Outstanding Artist Award, Los Angeles’ Pacific American Friends of Theatre. (www.jeannesakata.com; www.holdthesetruths.info)
Onyie Nwachukwu makes her debut with The New Group and Vineyard Theatre in “DADDY.” Her previous work includes the CIRQUE DREAMS national tour as well the role of Joanne in the national tour of RENT. Most recently she could be seen in MOTOR CITY LIVE at Hard Rock Atlantic City/MGM National Harbor. Other credits include regional productions such as the Boston premiere of PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT and workshops/cabarets/concerts in and around New York City.
Margot Bordelon is a Brooklyn-based director who specializes in new work. Upcoming: EDDIE AND DAVE by Amy Staats at Atlantic Theater Company. Recent projects: PLOT POINTS IN OUR SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT by Miranda Rose Hall at LCT3; WILDER GONE by Angela Hanks for Clubbed Thumb (NYT’s Critics’ Pick); DO YOU FEEL ANGER? by Mara Nelson-Greenberg at ATL’s Humana Festival, THE LAST CLASS: A JAZZERCIZE PLAY by Megan Hill at ATC in Seattle, TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET by Jireh Breon Holder at the Roundabout Underground and the Alliance, THE PEN by Julianne Wick Davis and Dan Collins for Premieres NYC (NYT’s Critics’ Pick), PEERLESS by Jiehae Park at Marin Theatre Company and Yale Rep, A DELICATE SHIP by Anna Ziegler for Playwrights Realm (NYT’s Critics’ Pick), and OKAY, BYE by Joshua Conkel at Steppenwolf Theater. Her work has been seen at Ars Nova, American Theater Co., Berkeley Rep, Cherry Lane, Clubbed Thumb, Dodo, Juilliard, The Lark, NYTW, P73, Perry Mansfield, Play Penn, Portland Center Stage, Primary Stages, The Public, PWC, Rattlestick, SPACE at Ryder Farm, Steppenwolf, the Wilma, and Woolly Mammoth, among others. Margot moved east after spending six years in Chicago working as a director, writer and performer. She is a founding member of Theatre Seven of Chicago, and spent four seasons working on the artistic staff of Lookingglass Theatre. BFA: Cornish College of the Arts. MFA: Yale School of Drama. www.margotbordelon.com
Mara Nelson-Greenberg’s work has been developed at Playwrights Horizons, Clubbed Thumb, Ensemble Studio Theatre and Dixon Place, among others. She is a member of Youngblood at Ensemble Studio Theater and an alumnus of Clubbed Thumb’s Early Career Writers Group. Her play DO YOU FEEL ANGER? premiered at the 2018 Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville and her play HAMLET by Mia Fefferman was a finalist for the 2017 Relentless Award. She grew up in Brooklyn, NY and received her B.A. from Princeton University. She is currently pursuing her MFA at UC-San Diego under Naomi Iizuka.
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Denise Manning is an Actor-vist, Comic, and Musician from Austin, Texas. Her recent credits include WHAT TO SEND UP (Aleshea Harris/NY Times Critics’ Pick; Movement Theatre Company), THE CHRONICLES OF CARDIGAN AND KHENTE (Soho Rep), WHITE GIRL IN DANGER! (Vineyard) and Whitney White’s THREE SISTERS (Drama League/Directorfest). She is so grateful to The New Group, Vineyard Theatre and Jeremy O. Harris for this amazing opportunity. ig: denise_manning #blacklivesmatter
On Broadway, Carrie played (Sofia) in THE COLOR PURPLE, and on the National Tour including The Paper Mill Playhouse. Also: THE GOLDEN APPLE(Lovey Mars/The Siren), and HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, SHREK THE MUSICAL. Off-Broadway: THE LIGHTNING THIEF (Sally Jackson), SISTAS, LORD TOM, SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE (TUTS), SHOW BOAT: LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER. TV: “Seven Seconds”, “NYC 22”, “Gurland on Gurland.”
Tiffany originated roles in TEENAGE DICK (Public Theatre/Ma-Yi), DO YOU FEEL ANGER? and THE GROWN UP (Actors Theatre), PEERLESS (Cherry Lane/ Yale Rep/ Marin Theatre- SFBATCC Best Principal Actress Award, TBA Outstanding Actress Nomination), HOUSE RULES (Ma-Yi), DISNEY AND FUJIKAWA (EST), FIGARO (The Pearl), RESURRECTION (Diverse City), and GHOSTWRITTEN (Goodman.) Other theatre credits include Nina in the vaudeville-inspired version of THE SEAGULL (NAATCO), THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE (Bristol Riverside), CONCERNING STRANGE DEVICES FROM THE DISTANT WEST (Timeline Theatre), GOLDEN CHILD (Silk Road Rising). TV/FILM: “Law & Order: SVU”, “Elementary”, “Instinct”, “Bull”, “The Blacklist”, “Gotham”, “Certainty”, and “Shadow”. Additional credits: Sundance Theatre Lab- GHOSTWRITTEN/HAVE YOU SEEN STEVE STEVEN? Ms. Villarin has a BFA from The Theatre School of DePaul University and is a member of The Actors Center.
Tom Aulino’s New York credits include the Broadway (George C. Wolfe) revival of ON THE TOWN as well as UP AGAINST IT!, THE CHANG FRAGMENTS, MEASURE FOR MEASURE and HENRY VIII (The Public), MARVIN’S ROOM (Playwrights Horizons) as well as Second Stage, Theatre for a New Audience, York Theatre and Theatre-In-Limbo. Chicago credits include CANDIDE, THE WINTER’S TALE, SHE ALWAYS SAID, PABLO (Goodman), THE DRESSER, VALPARAISO (Steppenwolf) and TAKE ME OUT (Joseph Jefferson Award) (Steppenwolf/About Face). Other credits include Kansas City Rep., Huntington (Boston), Indiana Rep., Kennedy Center, Washington Shakespeare Theatre and, of course, “Law and Order.”
Megan is delighted to join The Vineyard production of DO YOU FEEL ANGER? after originating the role of Eva at the Humana Festival. Megan has originated roles in the World Premieres of: EDDIE AND DAVE (The Atlantic); KENTUCKY (P73/EST), HAND TO GOD (EST), to name a few. As an actor and writer, her play THE LAST CLASS: A JAZZERCIZE PLAY (created with Amy Staats and Margot Bordelon) has enjoyed sold out runs in New York, DC, and Seattle. She has also worked with Bushwick Starr, Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor, SPACE on Ryder Farm, NACL, Soho Rep Lab, Ars Nova ANT Fest, Playwrights Horizons, Primary Stages, The Lark, HERE, Morgan Gould & Friends, New Dramatists, NYTW, Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, Labyrinth Lab, Target Margin, Ma-Yi, Pittsburgh Public, Target Margin, Stein/Holum, Intiman, Seattle Children’s Theater/Speeltheatre Holland, Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center, The Guggenheim, among others. BFA: Acting/Original Works, Cornish College of the Arts. MFA: ART/MXAT IATT at Harvard University.
Ugo Chukwu is an actor and teaching artist from the Bronx. Recent credits: Aleshea Harris’s WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN with The Movement Theater Company, LUNCH BUNCH with Clubbed Thumb and “THE DANGER: AN HOMAGE TO STRANGE FRUIT at Jack. Other credits: [PORTO] with WP Theater and The Bushwick Starr, TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY with P73, MINOR CHARACTER: SIX TRANSLATIONS OF UNCLE VANYA… with New Saloon. Regional: RIPCORD with Huntington Theater and ADVENTURE QUEST at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. TV: “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “The Path”. BFA at Brooklyn College. www.ugochukwuactor.com.
Charlayne Woodard is a two-time Obie winner, Tony Award nominee. Broadway: AIN’T MISBEHAVIN‘. Off-Broadway:
HAMLET (Gertrude); WAR; (Mother); THE SUBSTANCE OF FIRE, (Marge Hackett); THE WITCH OF EDMONTON, (Witch); IN THE BLOOD, (Hester); FABULATION, (Ondine); STUNNING; SORROWS AND REJOICINGS; THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, (Grusha); TWELFTH NIGHT, (Maria). Her Regional credits include: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Titania); THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Katherine). Film: Glass,
Unbreakable, The Crucible, Eye for an Eye, Sunshine State. TV: “POSE” (series regular), “Sneaky Pete,” “The Leftovers,” “Law & Order: SVU.” Guest Faculty: Cal Arts, USC. Training: The Goodman School of Drama.
Danya Taymor (Director) is a New York-based director and translator. Recent work: Jeremy O. Harris’ “Daddy“ (The Vineyard, The New Group), Danai Gurira’s FAMILIAR (Steppenwolf), Antoinette Nwandu’s PASS OVER (LCT3/Steppenwolf), Martyna Majok’s QUEENS (LCT3), Justin Kuritzkes’ THE SENSUALITY PARTY (The New Group), Nathan Yungerberg’s ESAI’S TABLE (Cherry Lane Mentor Project), Brian Watkins’ WYOMING (Lesser America) and MY DAUGHTER KEEPS OUR HAMMER, Sarah Gancher’s THE PLACE WE BUILT and LEGOM’s I HATE FUCKING MEXICANS (The Flea). Her production of Antoinette Nwandu’s PASS OVER (Steppenwolf) was filmed by Spike Lee and premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. An alumna of the Women’s Project Lab, Sundance Theatre Lab, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, Van Lier Fellowship and the 2050 Fellowship at NYTW. She is a Usual Suspect at NYTW, an artist in residence at TFANA, a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre an associate artist at The Flea, and a recipient of the Cullman Award for Extraordinary Creativity from Lincoln Center. Education: Duke University.
Ronald Peet stars as Cooper in Netflix’s upcoming series “The I-Land” (with Kate Bosworth, Natalie Martinez and Alex Pettyfer). Film: The Land of The Owls, The Meyerowitz Stories, First Reformed, Nevada. TV: “The Looming Tower,” “Bull,” “Blindspot” and “Girls.” Recent appearances on the New York Stage include SPILL (EST), CUTE ACTIVIST (The Bushwick Starr), KENTUCKY (EST/P73), ICARUS ON THE LES (Joe’s Pub), THE WORLD MY MAMA RAISED (Clubbed Thumb), DEBUTANTE (Ars Nova). Regional: THE LION IN THE WINTER (Two River Theater), PEERLESS (Barrington Stage Company/Miami New Drama); THE GOLEM OF HAVANA (Barrington Stage/Miami New Drama) and over 30 roles in 15 productions with The American Shakespeare Center. Member of Ensemble Studio Theatre and graduate
of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Hari Nef is an actor, writer and model. Nef starred in the Emmy Award-winning series “Transparent” and most recently
made her feature film debut in NEON’s Assassination Nation. She also appeared in Lifetime’s “You” and HBO’s “Camping” and starred in the 2017 miniseries “Let Me Die a Nun,” which was nominated for a Gotham Award. Nef graduated with a Theatre degree from Columbia University.
Kahyun Kim recently wrapped a major role on the upcoming season two of the hit STARZ series, “American Gods.” Born and raised in South Korea, Kahyun moved to the United States and was immediately accepted into Juilliard’s Drama School. TV credits include “Shameless” (Showtime), “Timeless” (NBC), “Adam Ruins Everything” (TruTV), “The Mysteries of Laura” (NBC), “Austin & Ally” (Disney) and “Cassandra French” (Fullscreen). Film credits include Bad Match (Netflix), Spa Night (Sundance Premiere) and the Disney reboot of Freaky Friday. Theatre credits include LOVE AND MONEY (Signature Theatre) and a starring role in Tracy Letts’ LINDA VISTA (Steppenwolf Theatre). Kahyun currently lives in Los Angeles.
Jeremy O. Harris
Full length plays include: “DADDY” (Vineyard Theatre/The New Group) SLAVE PLAY (New York Theatre Workshop, New York Times Critics’ Pick, winner of the 2018 Kennedy Center Rosa Parks Playwriting Award, the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award and The Lotos Foundation Prize), XANDER XYST, DRAGON: 1 and WATER SPORTS; OR INSIGNIFICANT WHITE BOYS (2019, 53rd State Press). In 2018, Jeremy co-wrote A24’s upcoming film Zola with director Janicza Bravo. He is the 11th recipient of Vineyard Theatre’s Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, a 2016 MacDowell Colony Fellow and is under commission from Lincoln Center Theater, Playwrights Horizons and Scott Rudin Productions. Jeremy’s in his third year at the Yale School of Drama.
Tommy Dorfman was born in Atlanta, GA. They grew up performing as a ballet dancer with the Atlanta Ballet before studying acting at Fordham University, after which they began their acting career playing Ryan Shaver in Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why.” Dorfman’s upcoming projects include Jenji Kohan’s new series “American Princess” and
the final season of “Jane the Virgin.” In 2017, they were awarded the Rising Star Award from GLAAD. This is their first play.
Alan Cumming has worked extensively in theatre, TV, film and new media for the past 35 years as a performer, writer,
producer and director. He is the author of five books, has performed in concert halls across the globe and also owns a bar, Club Cumming. Find out more at alancumming.com
(Fight Director) Vineyard Theatre: Gigantic. Broadway credits: ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, TUCK EVERLASTING, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, DISGRACED. Off-Broadway: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY (The Public; Mother Of The Maid), OEDIPUS EL REY (The Public, Drama Desk nom). National Tour: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. London: BURIED CHILD.
(Production Manager) has spent the majority of her career as a Production Stage Manager. Broadway: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, DON’T BOTHER ME I CAN’T COPE (Encores! Off-Center); JUNK; PASSING STRANGE. Off-Broadway: Second Stage, The Public, The Vineyard, Atlantic Theater, Culture Project. National Tours: KING LEAR (London’s Globe Theatre) TRISTAN & YSEULT (Kneehigh Theatre Company). Regional: 18+ seasons at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage, Yale Repertory Theatre, Guthrie Theater, McCarter Theatre, Hartford Stage, Lookingglass Theatre Company. International: HELLO HI THERE (Production Manager, European Tour). This is Cynthia’s first crack as a Production Manager in NYC, and she is happy to be debuting with The Vineyard.
(Assistant Stage Manager) is so happy to be back at The Vineyard! Also at The Vineyard: GOOD GRIEF, INDECENT. Other New York credits include THE CONVENT (A.R.T/NY), 1969: THE SECOND MAN (Next Door @ NYTW), SAMARA (Soho Rep), HUNGRY (The Public), THE WAY WE GET BY (Second Stage), WONDERLAND: ALICE’S ROCK ‘N ROLL ADVENTURE (Atlantic For Kids), and RAGTIME ON ELLIS ISLAND. Regional: ArtsEmerson, Bay Street Theater, Weston Playhouse, Goodspeed Musicals, and several operas.
Alyssa K. Howard
(Production Stage Manager) Vineyard Theatre debut. Recent credits: HENRY VI (NAATCO), TEENAGE DICK (Ma-Yi + The Public), WORD SOUND POWER 2018 (BAM), THE ECHO DRIFT (Prototype Festival), GLASS GUGNOL (Mabou Mines). Other NYC: Playwrights Realm, Atlantic Theater Company, Noor Theatre, Bushwick Starr, 3LD. Regional: Yale Repertory Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Group, McCarter Theatre, Bucks County Playhouse, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Children’s Theatre Company, Orlando Shakespeare Theater. Tour: Japan Society/Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Beth Morrison Projects. MFA: Yale School of Drama. BA: Williams College.
(Dialect Coach) Vineyard Theatre debut. Selected credits: Broadway: GOOD PEOPLE, PRODIGAL SON, THE COLUMNIST, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, AH, WILDERNESS!. MTC: RUINS OF CIVILIZATION, RUINED, DEFIANCE; Playwright’s Horizons: FAMILIAR; Women’s Project: IRONBOUND; Signature: AND I AND SILENCE; Labyrinth: NICE GIRL; Soho Rep: BLASTED Regional: Williamstown, Goodman, McCarter, Hartford, Berkshire, Long Wharf. Film: Puzzle, Barry, Shame, Julie and Julia; An Education, Talk to Me, Song Catcher, O Brother Where Art Thou, Requiem for a Dream. TV: “The Affair,” ”Quantico,“ ”Shameless.“
(Lighting Design) Vineyard Theatre debut. Oona is a lighting and scenic designer. Recent credits in NYC at Ars Nova, Altantic Theater, The Flea, Public/UTR, The New Ohio, La MaMa, JACK, The Cherry Lane. Recent regional credits at The Arden Theatre, FringeArts, Opera Philadelphia, Curtis Opera, Cosmo of Las Vegas, Brown/Trinity Rep, Chester Theatre Co. Nominee: Princess Grace Award. Recipient: J.S. Seidman Award for Design Excellence, Weston Award for Design, Zonta Award for Theatre Arts. MFA NYU/Tisch. www.oonacurley.com.
(Costume Design) Vineyard Theatre: THIS LAND WAS MADE (Lab Production). Andy is a NY based Costume Designer and is thrilled to be working on GOOD GRIEF at Vineyard Theatre. Recent credits include RAGS PARKLAND (Ars Nova), MACBETH (Trinity Rep Company), SCRAPS (The Flea), and CABARET (Playmakers Repertory Company). Andy has an MFA in Stage Costume Design from Tisch/NYU. More at www.andyjean.com
(Scenic Design) Vineyard Theatre debut. Off-Broadway: UNCLE VANYA, ONE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND ONE DAY, ILLYRIA, HUNGRY, WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?, WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE. Regional: THE ROYALE (Cleveland Playhouse), UNCLE VANYA (Old Globe), NEXT TO NORMAL, CAROLINE, OR CHANGE (Tantrum Theater). TV: “Jesus Christ Superstar Live” (Emmy Award), “Adele, Live in NYC.” Concerts/Tours: “Lana Del Ray,” Bullets Over Broadway, “Circus | Wandering City.”
Oberon K. A. Adjepong
Vineyard Theatre debut. Theatre: A WINTER’S TALE, MEASURE FOR MEASURE, PERICLES (TFANA); The HOMECOMING QUEEN (Atlantic Theater), UNCOMMON SENSE (Tectonic Theater Project), PARTY PEOPLE (The Public), 12 ANGRY MEN (Billie Holiday), TAMBURLAINE (TFANA), LIKE I SAY, CELLOPHANE (The Flea); MOTHER COURAGE AND THE THE BLACKS (Classic Stage, CTH); SANGO (AUDELCO nomination/NBT). Regional: CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS (Center Stage), ELECTRIC BABY (Two River Theater), GOOD GOODS (Yale Rep), RUINED (La Jolla Playhouse, Huntington Theatre Company; IRNE Award, Berkeley Rep); TIMON OF ATHENS, CORIOLANUS (Shakespeare Theatre). TV/Film: “Blacklist,” “The Knick,” Crown Heights. Training: BADA and Howard University.
Vineyard Theatre debut. Most recently seen as the Angel in ANGELS IN AMERICA at Berkeley Rep, and Blanche Dubois in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at the Ubuntu Theater Project. Lisa has performed at the Cherry Lane Theatre, Atlantic Theater, Working Theater, Berkeley Rep, Ubuntu Theater amongst others. Her plays EXIT CUCKOO (nanny in motherland), ART OF MEMORY, TO THE BONE, and PAS DE DEUX (lost my shoe) have been performed in New York and regionally to great acclaim. This one is for her brother, Sean Ramirez.
Awoye Timpo (Director) is a New York-based director. Her Off-Broadway credits include In Old Age by Mfoniso Udofia (New York Theatre Workshop); Good Grief by Ngozi Anyanwu (Vineyard Theatre); The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll’d by Jonathan Payne (Playwrights Realm); The Homecoming Queen by Ngozi Anyanwu (Atlantic Theater Company); Carnaval by Nikkole Salter (National Black Theatre); Ndebele Funeral by Zoey Martinson (59E59, South African tour, Edinburgh Festival); and Sister Son/Ji by Sonia Sanchez (Billie Holiday Theater). Her regional credits include School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play (Berkeley Repertory Theatre); Paradise Blue (Long Wharf Theatre) and Skeleton Crew (Chester Theater). Awoye is the Founding Producer of CLASSIX, a collective dedicated to looking at the classical canon through an exploration of work by Black writers.
Vineyard Theatre debut. Ian started his career on the stage as a child actor in the Broadway cast of THE LION KING. He can currently be seen in the critically-acclaimed National Geographic miniseries “The Long Road Home.” Other notable work in television: “Orange Is The New Black,” “Sneaky Pete,” “Gotham,” “The Carrie Diaries,” and “The Family.” Born and raised in New York City, Ian graduated from Fordham University with a BA in Theatre Performance.
Vineyard Theatre debut. Hunter was recently seen recurring on NBC’s series “This is Us.” For 8 seasons, Hunter starred as Mary Louise Parker’s son, Silas, on Showtime’s acclaimed series, “Weeds.” Other TV credits include: Amazon’s “The Good Girls Revolt,” CBS’s “The Good Wife.” Hunter received rave reviews for his Broadway debut as Melchior in the Tony Award-winning hit musical, SPRING AWAKENING. Other theater credits include Broadway: GODSPELL (Jesus), as well as the Hollywood Bowl production of HAIR (Claude) opposite Kristen Bell. Film: Oscar-winning film Still Alice with Julianne Moore and Alec Baldwin; It’s Complicated, opposite Meryl Streep; PaperMan with Emma Stone and Jeff Daniels.
Patrice Johnson Chevannes
Vineyard Theatre debut. Patrice is an award-winning actress whose Broadway credits include RACING DEMON and THE CRUCIBLE (starring Liam Neeson). Off-Broadway: THE HOMECOMING QUEEN, HENRY V, TAMBURLAINE, PERICLES. Regional: STEEL HAMMER, OTHELLO (Desdemona, opposite Sir Patrick Stewart). Patrice has written and directed three award-winning independent feature films: Kings County, NY’s Dirty Laundry, and Hill and Gully. She is proud to be a part of the upcoming Netflix Series, “Chambers,” starring Uma Thurman and Tony Goldwyn.
Vineyard Theatre debut. Nnamdi is an award-winning actor, producer, and former NFL All-Pro Defensive Back. His critically-acclaimed portrayal of Carl King in the Amazon Studios film, Crown Heights, garnered him an Independent Spirit Award nomination and an NAACP Image Award nomination. He also produced Crown Heights, which won the Audience Award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, and served as an Executive producer on the Netflix film, Beasts of No Nation. He is a producer on the current Broadway play, AMERICAN SON.
Ngozi Anyanwu‘s (Playwright) play Good Grief (Kilroys List 2016, semi finalist Princess Grace, Humanitas Award), in which Anyanwu also starred, ran Off-Broadway at Vineyard Theatre and was produced at Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles in Spring 2017. Nike… (Kilroys List 2017) was recently workshopped at The New Black Fest in conjunction with The Lark and The Strand Festival in conjunction with A.C.T and Space on Ryder Farm. The Homecoming Queen (Kilroys List 2017, Leah Ryan Finalist) had its world premiere at the Atlantic Theater to a sold out run. Anyanwu has commissions with NYU, The Old Globe and The Atlantic Theatre, Two Rivers Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre and has received residencies from LCT3, Space on Ryder Farm, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, The New Harmony Project, New York Stage and Film and Page 73. She attended Point Park University (BA) and received her MFA in Acting from University of California, San Diego. And will be presenting a world premiere of her play The Last of the Love Letters at The Atlantic Theatre Company to open their upcoming season.
Vineyard Theatre debut. With a Broadway resume spanning 2 decades, Chris is currently the Production Property Master at WAITRESS on Broadway. Previous shows include ON THE TOWN, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, GREY GARDENS, A CATERED AFFAIR, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS…, and GREASE, to name a few.
Vineyard Theatre debut. Broadway: PRINCE OF BROADWAY; LES MISÉRABLES; THE VISIT; SCANDALOUS; PROMISES, PROMISES; 33 VARIATIONS; THE COUNTRY GIRL. Off-Broadway: AT HOME AT THE ZOO (Signature Theatre), FIRE AND AIR (CSC), SELL/BUY/DATE (MTC), MURDER FOR TWO (New World Stages), BUNNICULA (DR2), SPEECH & DEBATE (Roundabout). Touring: RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR (2 seasons, Arena Tour). Regional: Old Globe, George Street, Two River, A.R.T., 5th Avenue, Williamstown (8 seasons), Huntington, Geffen. BFA: Boston University.
Vineyard Theatre debut. Broadway: KINKY BOOTS, SHUFFLE ALONG, GIGI, HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL, HARVEY, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO, HAIR. Off-Broadway: Atlantic, Public, MTC, Second Stage. Regional: Williamstown, Bay Street, Jacob’s Pillow, and the Kennedy Center. BFA from UNCSA.
Vineyard Theatre debut. Julianne is honored to work on this glorious production. Labs with Ms. Stroman: CRAZY FOR YOU (Asst. Director), LITTLE DANCER and THE LATE GREAT ME (Asst. Choreographer). Co-founder/Director of Broadway Kids Auditions, NYC’s premier audition coaching company for kids. Performing Credits: Hodel in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (National Tour), Adele Rice in A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE (Gallery Players), Jenny Brinker in ALLEGRO (APAC), and many more! BFA Elon University. Julianne conducted an Undergraduate Honors Thesis in Musical Theatre Choreography with a focus on Dream Ballets, studying many of Susan Stroman’s original works. www.juliannekatz.com
Greg Anthony Rassen
Vineyard Theatre debut. Drama Desk winner and Tony nominee for BANDSTAND, Broadway 2017. Other Broadway credits include: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, LITTLE MERMAID, BOOK OF MORMON, R&H’S CINDERELLA, A CHORUS LINE (Revival). Recent show orchestrations include JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERA at The New Group and BETWEEN THE LINES at Kansas City Rep. Arranging and orchestration commissions include: The New York Pops, Boston Pops, Philly Pops, Indianapolis Pops; Ashley Brown, Sierra Boggess, Jeremy Jordan, Norm Lewis, Darren Criss, Liz Callaway, Julia Murney, André Previn. TV: “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Live with Kelly & Michael,” “The View.” Upcoming: André Previn, Concerto for Orchestra. www.greganthonymusic.com
Vineyard Theatre: DREAM TRUE. Broadway credits as arranger, orchestrator, and/or conductor include AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, HOLIDAY INN, PRINCE OF BROADWAY, SIDE SHOW, GIGI, BIG FISH, DROOD, SCANDALOUS, and CURTAINS. Film and TV credits include: Beauty and the Beast (2017), Hail Caesar, “A Christmas Story Live,” and “Good Behavior.” As composer: LOVE AND REAL ESTATE, BUNNICULA, and RED EYE OF LOVE (all Off-Broadway), THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Delacorte Theater). Regional: LITTLE DANCER (Kennedy Center), THE HONEYMOONERS (Paper Mill). Sam is a winner of the Jonathan Larson Award and a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Music.
Vineyard Theatre debut. Broadway: GIGI, LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES, DAMES AT SEA, SIDE SHOW, FUN HOME, THE NANCE. Off-Broadway: PACIFIC OVERTURES, PASSION, RED EYE OF LOVE, DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY. Encores! Off-Center: ASSASSINS, RUNAWAYS, GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER, THE CRADLE WILL ROCK, I’M GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER… and several Encores! shows. Dance Arrangements for WATERFALL in Pasadena and Seattle and the lab of AUSTEN’S PRIDE. Regional: THE PRODUCERS at the Hollywood Bowl. Cast Albums: Gigi, Red Eye Of Love, Side Show, Side Show: Added Attractions. Education: The University of Michigan.
Vineyard Theatre debut. Michael’s approach is unique, as he chooses to design and develop with a long-term team at his Oregon-based studio. Michael Curry Design’s puppetry, costuming, performance effects, and scenic designs have been the cornerstone of shows for the past 30 years. He has received multiple awards from his peers in theater, television, and film. Michael is best known for his work with THE LION KING on Broadway, FROZEN on Broadway, multiple Olympic opening ceremonies, the Metropolitan Opera, Cirque du Soleil, and other worldwide spectacles.
Vineyard Theatre debut. Broadway: FOLLIES (w/Bernadette Peters), AMAZING GRACE (OBC). Off-Broadway: THE CRUSADE OF CONNOR STEPHENS (Jerry Orbach Theatre), STIFF (The Barrow Group), STORYVILLE (The York Theatre Company). Selected Theatre: A CHORUS LINE (Ahmanson), FOLLIES (Kennedy Center), CARNIVAL (Goodspeed-Dir: Darko Tresnjak), BEACHES (Signature), H2$ (TUTS). Film/TV: Coen Bros.’ Hail, Caesar!; Annie (2014); “Boardwalk Empire” (recurring), “The Blacklist,” “Younger,” “Alphabet Boys.”
Erin N. Moore
Vineyard Theatre debut. Broadway: FOLLIES, AFTER MIDNIGHT, SHUFFLE ALONG. Regional: ALADDIN (MUNY), JOSEPH…DREAMCOAT (MUNY), LIFE, LIBERTY… HAPPINESS (Alpine Theatre Project) Film: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, American Hustle, The Last Five Years. TV: “Boardwalk Empire,” “Z: The Beginning of Everything,” “A Very Murray Christmas,” “Amici” (Italy). Company: PHILANDANCO, AMERICAN DANCE MACHINE 21 (The Joyce 2014), RIGOLETTO (The Metropolitan Opera), A JAZZ SYMPHONY (San Francisco Symphony). Erin is a graduate of the Ailey/Fordham BFA program.
Brittany Marcin Maschmeyer
Vineyard Theatre debut. Broadway: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, ANYTHING GOES, FOLLIES, CURTAINS. Other NY: Radio City Rockette, CRAZY FOR YOU (Lincoln Center 25th Anniversary concert), BANDWAGON (City Center Encores!). TV: “A Very Murray Christmas” (Netflix). National tours: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, DR. DOLITTLE, and THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES. UNCSA graduate.
Vineyard Theatre debut. Broadway/New York: original Broadway casts of THE PRODUCERS and THE FROGS; RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR (Rockette); THE GOLDEN APPLE and PAINT YOUR WAGON (City Center Encores!); CRAZY FOR YOU (25th Anniversary Concert). National tours: CHICAGO, SPAMALOT, DR. DOLITTLE, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, and CATS. Regional: CONTACT (Girl in the Yellow Dress), JOSEPH… (Mrs. Potiphar), A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM (Associate Choreographer, Shakespeare In The Park). Film: The Producers. TV: “A Very Murray Christmas” (Netflix), “Smash,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” numerous television specials and commercials. B.F.A. in Ballet, University of Utah.
Vineyard Theatre debut. Broadway: BIG FISH, WAR HORSE (Joey/Topthorn), SOMETHING ROTTEN!. Other New York Theater: The Metropolitan Opera’s THE MERRY WIDOW (FrouFrou), HAGOROMO with Wendy Whelan at BAM. International Theater: Salzburg Festival’s DIE DREIGROSCHENOPER (The Threepenny Opera), and JEDERMANN (Bear). National Tours: SOMETHING ROTTEN!, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR (Rockette). Additional puppetry at St. Ann’s Warehouse Puppet Lab under the direction of Matt Acheson, and The Chekhov Project’s I am a Seagull with puppetry designed by Julian Crouch.
Vineyard Theatre debut. Broadway: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (Lise alternate, OBC). Off-Broadway: BRIGADOON (Jean, City Center Encores! Gala Performance), GRAND HOTEL (Encores!). Tour: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (Lise Dassin, 1st National Tour). Sara is a former Soloist with the Miami City Ballet, and recipient of a Princess Grace Fellowship Award for excellence in dance.
Vineyard Theatre debut. National Tour: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (Ensemble, u/s Olive). The Metropolitan Opera: DER ROSENKAVALIER, THE MERRY WIDOW, TURANDOT, BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE, DIE FLEDERMAUS, RIGOLETTO (ballet). Off-Broadway: THE ORION EXPERIENCE (Dancer/Aerialist), THE AWESOME 80S PROM (u/s The Heathers). Regional: THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES (Ensemble, Arizona Broadway Theatre), BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (Ensemble, Ogunquit Playhouse). Numerous commercials, music videos and company work.
Vineyard Theatre debut. Originally from Japan, Maira was trained with the School of American Ballet in New York City on full scholarship. During her second year at the school, she won the prestigious Mae L. Wein Awards for Outstanding Promise. After school, Maira started her career as a professional ballet dancer at the age of 18 when she joined the Miami City Ballet. Maira’s first performance ever in the United States was in Susan Stroman’s DOUBLE FEATURE with the New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center.
Vineyard Theatre debut. Broadway: PRINCE OF BROADWAY, ON THE TOWN (Astaire Award; Tony, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle award nominations), FINDING NEVERLAND, CHICAGO, IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS, GYPSY with Patti LuPone (Outer Critics Circle Award nom.), A CHORUS LINE, NEVER GONNA DANCE, OKLAHOMA!, GYPSY with Tyne Daly. Off-Broadway: The York Theatre Company. City Center Encores!: LITTLE ME, ON THE TOWN, GYPSY, THE APPLE TREE, A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN, PARDON MY ENGLISH. Regional: Goodman, Alliance, Barrington, Williamstown, Hartford Stage, The MUNY, Goodspeed (Connecticut Critics Circle Award), Signature (Helen Hayes Award), Trinity Rep, Paper Mill, Old Globe. Concerts: Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Royal Albert Hall, San Francisco Symphony. TV/Film: “Billions” (Showtime), “Smash” (NBC), Every Little Step (feature documentary). His debut album, “The Floor Above Me” is available through PS Classics.
Vineyard Theatre debut. Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Irina Dvorovenko began her career with the National Opera Ballet of Kiev in 1990 and joined American Ballet Theatre in 1996, where she thrilled audiences in every major classical role as a principal dancer from 2000-2014. She then performed to critical acclaim in ON YOUR TOES (City Center Encores!) and joined the leading cast of the TV series “Flesh and Bone” (Starz). She has made guest appearances on “Forever” (ABC), “The Blacklist” (NBC) and “Pose” (FX), as well as multiple appearances in “Power” (Starz) and “The Americans” (FX). In March she returned to Encores! as fading ballerina Elizaveta Grushinskaya in GRAND HOTEL.
Teagle F. Bougere
Vineyard Theatre debut. Mr. Bougere most recently appeared as Man in SoHo Rep’s production of IS GOD IS. Broadway: THE CRUCIBLE, A RAISIN IN THE SUN, THE TEMPEST. Select Off-Broadway: Ten productions with the NYSF Public Theater, including most recently JULIUS CAESAR, A SOLDIER’S PLAY (Second Stage), A FAIR COUNTRY (Lincoln Center). Mr. Bougere created the role of Invisible Man in the world premiere stage adaptation of Ralph Ellison’s novel. Select Regional: AN ILIAD (one man show at Pittsburgh Public), THE REAL THING (Studio Theater Washington, D.C.), JOE TURNER’S COME AND GONE and BLUE DOOR, both directed by Delroy Lindo (Berkeley Repertory Theater). Selected TV: “The Mist,” “The Path,” “The Big C,” “Cosby,” “What the Deaf Man Heard,” “Law and Order.” Selected Film: Night at the Museum, Two Weeks Notice, A Beautiful Mind, The Pelican Brief.
Helen Irene Muller
(Assistant Stage Manager) Vineyard Theatre debut. Off-Broadway: HAPPY DAYS (Theatre for a New Audience), JESUS HOPPED THE A-TRAIN (Signature Theatre). Regional: HAPPY DAYS, SEVEN GUITARS (Yale Repertory Theatre). Other: SHINING CITY (Hudson Stage Company), BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS series (Transcendence Theatre Company), Sundance Institute Theatre Lab at Mass MoCA. MFA, Yale School of Drama.
(Production Stage Manager) Vineyard Theatre debut. Broadway: THE PARISIAN WOMAN. Off-Broadway: EVERYBODY (Signature Theatre), WAR (LCT3), MEASURE FOR MEASURE, ISOLDE, AN OCTOROON (TFANA), SAMARA, DUAT, 10 OUT OF 12, AN OCTOROON, MARIE ANTOINETTE (Soho Rep), ONCE UPON A MATTRESS (Transport Group), WHILE I YET LIVE, HARBOR, ALL IN THE TIMING (Primary Stages). Regional: CLOUDLANDS, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE BORROWERS, and JANE OF THE JUNGLE (South Coast Repertory).
Lauren Z. Adleman
(Assistant Director) Vineyard Theatre debut. Directing credits include the premieres of Aeneas Sagar Hemphill’s BLACK HOLLOW (Signature/Columbia); Kaela Mae-Shing Garvin’s AMBITION… (Ars Nova/ANT Fest); and Matthew Minnicino’s MALEFACTIONS (Chinatown Soup). Lauren is currently developing Emily Zemba’s ON LOSS AND MICE AND MONSTERS AND LOVE (LPAC Rough Draft Festival 2018) and an original piece about the first chatterbot, CONVERSATIONS WITH ELIZA (The Drama League, First Draft). 2015-2016 Playwrights Horizons Robert Moss Directing Fellow. Lincoln Center Directors Lab Alum. Drama League Rough Draft Resident. Lauren is the Associate Director to Rachel Chavkin on the current national tour of SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS by Bess Wohl. www.laurenza.me
(Mask & Puppet Design, Props Master) Vineyard Theatre debut. Recent prop credits include 24 Decade History of Popular Music (Taylor Mac/St Ann’s & International Tour), Pipeline (Lincoln Center), Bull in a China Shop (LCT3), Men on Boats, Indian Summer, Antlia Pneumatica (Playwrights Horizons) and numerous shows with The Foundry, Women’s Project, Under The Radar and Rattlestick. Puppets for Something Rotten, TFANA, Amerinda, Primary Stages, Signature Theatre, The Public/NYSF, New School, NYU. Raphael also creates visual work in the streets with organizations including People’s Puppet’s of OWS, SEIU, Fight for 15!, New York Communities for Change, Great Small Works and JFREJ. Clubbed Thumb affiliated artist.
Dave Bova & J. Jared Janas
(Wig, Hair & Make-Up Design) Vineyard Theatre: THIS DAY FORWARD. Broadway designs include SUNSET BOULEVARD, BANDSTAND, INDECENT, THE VISIT, M. BUTTERFLY, THE REAL THING, VIOLET, LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR & GRILL, MOTOWN, THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS, ALL ABOUT ME, and NEXT TO NORMAL. Films include Angelica and The Night Before. TV includes “Six by Sondheim,” “Scream Queens,” “Gotham,” “Mozart in the Jungle,” and “Inside Amy Schumer.”
(Original Music & Sound Design) Vineyard Theatre debut. Broadway: Latin History for Morons, The Glass Menagerie, The Real Thing, the vibrator play, American Plan. Recent work includes Office Hour at The Public, The Last Match at Roundabout, and Little Bunny Foo Foo at Actors Theater of Louisville. His sound design and music have been heard in many Off-Broadway and regional theaters. Recent notable productions: Julius Caesar in Central Park (Music and Sound), Hamlet (directed by Sam Gold), Annie Baker’s The Antipodes at The Signature with Lila Neugebauer. Upcoming: Angels in America at Berkeley Rep. Obie Awards for John and Sustained Excellence in Sound Design.
(Lighting Design) Vineyard debut. Broadway: Eclipsed, Ghetto Klown. Off-Broadway: In the Body of the World (MTC), School Girls… (MCC), Today is My Birthday (Page 73), Strange Interlude (Transport Group), …Discord (Primary Stages), On The Exhale (Roundabout), The Moors (Playwrights Realm), Eclipsed, ToasT, A Second Change (The Public), Night is a Room (Signature), American Hero and Mala Hierba (2ST Uptown), Sunset Baby (Labyrinth), Bright Half Life (Women’s Project). Recent Regional: ART, Goodman, Berkley Rep, South Coast Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Williamstown, Goodspeed Opera, Center Stage, Studio Theatre DC, Woolly Mammoth, Shakespeare Theatre DC, Two River. Opera: Pearl Fishers, (MET, ENO, LAO); Die Fledermaus, (MET); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Faust, La Traviata, (Mariinsky, Russia). Dance: Liz Lerman’s Healing Wars. Adjunct: Purchase College.
Vineyard Theatre debut. Co-Artistic Director of The Debate Society: THE LIGHT YEARS (Playwrights Horizons), JACUZZI (Ars Nova), BLOOD PLAY (Bushwick Starr), BUDDY COP 2 (Ontological), CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT (PS122), YOU’RE WELCOME, THE EATEN HEART, THE SNOW HEN, A THOUGHT ABOUT RAYA. Off-Broadway: THE OPEN HOUSE (Signature Theater, Lortel Award Best Play, Obie Award Direction), WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME (Clubbed Thumb). Regional: THOM PAIN (Geffen Playhouse), LEGACY (Williamstown Theater Festival), AN OPENING IN TIME (Hartford Stage). International: TIMESHARE (The Malthouse, Australia). He is a Sundance Institute Fellow and a Bill Foeller Fellow (Williamstown).
Vineyard Theatre debut. Jordan was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for MARJORIE PRIME, which premiered at the Mark Taper Forum and had its New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons. A film adaptation by Michael Almereyda debuted at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Jordan’s other plays include MAPLE AND VINE (Playwrights Horizons, Humana Festival), THE GROWN-UP (Humana Festival), AMAZONS AND THEIR MEN (Clubbed Thumb), DORIS TO DARLENE (Playwrights Horizons), ACT A LADY (Portland Center Stage), FINN IN THE UNDERWORLD (Berkeley Rep), FUTURA (NAATCO), KID-SIMPLE (Humana Festival), and a children’s musical, THE FLEA AND THE PROFESSOR (Arden Theatre). His new play LOG CABIN, will premiere at Playwrights Horizons this spring. Jordan is the recipient of the Horton Foote Prize, Guggenheim and Hodder Fellowships, the Kesselring Prize, the Roe Green Award, the Heideman Award, and a NEA/TCG Residency. A graduate of the Brown MFA program, he is an alumnus of New Dramatists. Jordan has developed TV series for Sundance and TNT, and wrote for three seasons of Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black.”
Thomas Jay Ryan
(Larking) Vineyard Theatre debut. Broadway: THE CRUCIBLE, IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY. Recent Off-Broadway: MEASURE FOR MEASURE (TFANA), TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT (Keen), 10 OUT OF 12 (Soho Rep), A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY (CSC), THE LADY FROM DUBUQUE (Signature), THE LITTLE FOXES (New York Theater Workshop). Regional: Ivo Van Hove’s production of A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE (Ahmanson/Kennedy Center). Film: Burn Country, My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea, Strange Culture, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Legend of Bagger Vance, and the title role in Hal Hartley’s Henry Fool trilogy. TV: guest starring parts on many series. Awards: Drama Desk and Calloway awards, Drama League and Gemini nominations.
Vineyard Theatre: THE AMATEURS, SOMEWHERE FUN. Greg has been lucky to act in new plays by Ayad Akhtar, Amy Herzog, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Jordan Harrison, Julia Cho, Sarah Ruhl, Richard Greenberg, Jenny Schwartz, Daniel Goldfarb, Sheila Callaghan, Melissa Ross, Rachel Bonds, Zayd Dohrn, Molly Smith Metzler, Moises Kauffman, Theresa Rebeck, Robert O’Hara, Rachel Axler, Larissa Fasthorse, Claire Lizzimore, Deb Laufer, Rachel Axler, and Sam Marks, to name a few. Greg was a Playwriting Fellow at The Juilliard School and has an MFA in Acting from NYU. His play DUTCH MASTERS was nominated for Best New Play of 2018 by the Off Broadway Theater Alliance.
Michael Cyril Creighton
(Gregory) Vineyard Theatre debut. Theatre: STAGE KISS (Playwrights Horizons, Outer Critics Circle nominee), BLOOD PLAY, BUDDY COP 2, YOU’RE WELCOME and CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT (all with The Debate Society), MILKMILKLEMONADE (NY Innovative Theatre Nominee). FILM: Steven Spielberg’s The Post, Spotlight (Academy Award for Best Picture/Robert Altman Ensemble Award), Home Again, Coin Heist, Sleeping with Other People, Game Night and Can You Ever Forgive Me?. TV: “High Maintenance,” “Graves,” “30 Rock,” “The Good Fight,” “Horace & Pete,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Louie,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Person of Interest,” “2 Broke Girls,” “Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter,” “Billions,” “Bob’s Burgers.” 2013 Writers Guild Award Winner for Original New Media for the series “Jack in a Box.”
Quincy Tyler Bernstine
(Hollis) Vineyard Theatre debut. Broadway: IN THE NEXT ROOM. Off-Broadway: AS YOU LIKE IT, SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, PEER GYNT, GRAND CONCOURSE, 10 OUT OF 12, THE NETHER, MR. BURNS, NEVA, WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT A PRESENTATION…, BORN BAD, RED-HANDED OTTER, RUINED (Obie, Derwent, Audelco awards), FAMILY WEEK, LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE; THE MISANTHROPE. Film: Manchester by the Sea, Easy Living, Still Alice, Ned Rifle, While We’re Young, Red Hook Summer, Rachel Getting Married. TV: “Power,” “The Good Wife,” “The Blacklist,” “Elementary,” “Blue Bloods,” “Madame Secretary,” “The leftovers,” “The Strain,” “Chappelles’s Show,” “Law & Order: SVU/Criminal Intent.” Brown/UCSD.
Audible is the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio content, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. To unleash the power of the spoken word, Audible pairs outstanding talent with great works, developing and producing theater projects in the studio and onstage to amplify innovative language-driven storytelling and extraordinary performances. Our Emerging Playwrights Fund invests in playwrights around the globe whose work can be heard by millions of Audible listeners. Audible’s inaugural productions: Off-Broadway, David Cale’s HARRY CLARKE, starring Billy Crudup at the Vineyard Theatre; Broadway, LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS, written by and starring John Leguizamo.
Henry Russell Bergstein, CSA
(Casting Director) Vineyard Theatre: GOOD GRIEF, THE AMATEURS, HARRY CLARKE, THE LYONS (and Broadway), GLORIA (and Goodman), DOT, THE LANDING, CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?, KID VICTORY (and Signature DC), TOO MUCH SUN, BILLY & RAY, SOMEWHERE FUN, THE NORTH POOL, ARLINGTON, OUTSIDE PEOPLE, CHECKERS, PICKED, MIDDLETOWN, THE METAL CHILDREN, WIG OUT!. Other theater: KPOP, SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, NATASHA, PIERRE, & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812; THE WILDNESS (Ars Nova). Sundance Theatre Lab: 5 seasons. Television: US Casting for “Black Mirror,” Comedy Central’s “The Other Two” with Allison Estrin, HBO’s “Succession” and Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle” with Douglas Aibel. Film: Saturday Church, It Felt Like Love, Easy Living; with Douglas Aibel – Grandma, Love After Love, How to Talk to Girls at Parties; with Allison Estrin – Spider-Man: Homecoming (NY Casting). Also: “Homecoming The Podcast” S1-2.
(Dialect Coach) Vineyard Theatre debut. LCT: OSLO, MACBETH, CYMBELINE, THE COAST OF UTOPIA, THE RIVALS, HENRY IV, THE INVENTION OF LOVE, TWELFTH NIGHT, IVANOV, RACING DEMON, ARCADIA. Broadway: NOISES OFF, ROCK ‘N’ ROLL, THE ELEPHANT MAN, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, JULIUS CAESAR, SIGHT UNSEEN, RETREAT FROM MOSCOW, TARTUFFE, NIGHT MUST FALL, TOMMY, MY FAIR LADY, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, ME AND MY GIRL, PIAF, ROSE, DRACULA. Off-Broadway: SORE THROATS, HUMBLE BOY, HOUSE AND GARDEN, ONE FLEA SPARE, THE STRIKER, HAMLET, FEN, MOONLIGHT, NO MAN’S LAND, KINDERTRANSPORT, THE ROAD TO MECCA, CLOUD NINE. Regional: Westport Country Playhouse, Shakespeare Theatre DC, Centre Stage, LWT, A.R.T., Hartford Stage, Arena Stage, Guthrie. Award: 1996 John Houseman Award.
(Props Master) Vineyard Theatre: HARRY CLARKE, GIGANTIC, GLORIA. Andrew is a Brooklyn-based set and props designer. He has previously worked with Walt Disney Entertainment, Roundabout Theatre Company, MCC Theatre, The Flea, Signature Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, Carnegie Hall, Classic Stage Company, Primary Stages, The Public, Theatre for a New Audience, Cherry Lane Theater, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, among others. BFA: University of Arizona School of Theater Arts.
(Production Stage Manager) Vineyard Theatre debut. Broadway: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH rehearsal stage manager for Michael C. Hall and John Cameron Mitchell, VIOLET, BETRAYAL, PICNIC, GORE VIDAL’S THE BEST MAN, ROCK OF AGES. Off-Broadway: FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY (Playwrights Horizons), THE OUTER SPACE (Public), SWEET CHARITY (New Group), NAT TURNER IN JERUSALEM, HADESTOWN, and WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT? all with New York Theatre Workshop. At Encores!: THE WILD PARTY, A NEW BRAIN, LADY BE GOOD, IRMA LA DOUCE, and GIRL CRAZY. I’M LOOKING FOR HELEN TWELVETREES (Abrons), WASHER/DRYER (MaYi), ALPHABETICAL ORDER (Keen). Three plays with The Debate Society: CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT, BUDDY COP 2, BLOOD PLAY. SM for numerous stories and productions penned by Clay McLeod Chapman. Love and gratitude to Leigh, David, Billy, Rachel, and DeFina.
(Assistant Director) is excited to be making her Vineyard Theatre debut! Assistant Directing credits include MEN ON BOATS dir. Will Davis, and F*CK THIS TYPEWRITER dir. William Burke. Favorite directing credits include INTERABANG (Ars Nova Antfest), IGNIS FATUUS (The Tank) and ENDLESS SUMMER (Hunter College). Upcoming: UNTITLED AMERICAN FLAG CRAFT PROJECT at The Brick Theater.
(Sound Design) Vineyard Theatre debut. Recent designs include LONELY PLANET at Keen Company; NEIGHBORS: a fair trade agreement at INTAR and ROCKY HORROR at Bucks County Playhouse. Previous collaborations with Ms. Silverman include THE HEIDI CHRONICLES at The Guthrie, the world premieres of Neil LaBute’s ALL THE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU at MCC and THE WAY WE GET BY at Second Stage; BRIGHT HALF LIFE by Tanya Barfield for Women’s Project and Martín Zimmerman’s ON THE EXHALE at Roundabout Underground. Other NY credits include the world premiere and Broadway production of Alex Timbers’ BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON; the world premieres of Erica Schmidt’s ALL THE FINE BOYS at The New Group and Michael Laurence’s HAMLET IN BED at Rattlestick and the NY premiere of Robert Schenkkan’s BUILDING THE WALL. Proud member of USA 829 and Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association.
Alan C. Edwards
(Lighting Design) Vineyard Theatre debut. Broadway: THE TESTAMENT OF MARY (Assoc. to Jennifer Tipton). Off-Broadway: THE FIRST NOEL (Classical Theatre of Harlem/Apollo Theatre). Off-Off-Broadway: KILL MOVE PARADISE, CARNAVAL (National Black Theatre); MACBETH (Audelco Award winner), FIT FOR A QUEEN (Classical Theatre of Harlem), DUTCHMAN (CTH & NBT), HOLDING IT DOWN (Harlem Stage). Regional: HENRY IV- PT. 2, FINGERSMITH (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT (The Guthrie), STAGGER LEE (Dallas Theater Center), TWISTED MELODIES (Center Stage Baltimore), THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY (Asolo Rep), THE PIANO LESSON, A DELICATE BALANCE (Yale Rep), LIGHTS OUT: NAT KING COLE (People’s Light), THE MOUNTAINTOP (Cleveland Play House). Opera: MARIA DE BUENOS AIRES (Mill City Opera), ACIS & GALATEA (Madison Opera), CARMEN (Tri-Cities Opera). Dance: Madiba (for Jeremy McQueen performing at the Kennedy Center). Training: Edwards received his MFA from the Yale School of Drama. www.alancedwards.com.
(Costume Design) Vineyard Theatre: THIS DAY FORWARD, THE BURNT PART BOYS. Broadway: SIGNIFICANT OTHER, THE REAL THING, THE REALISTIC JONESES, and SHINING CITY. Recent work includes: OFFICE HOUR, HAMLET (Public Theatre), MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Elevator Repair Service/Public Theatre), AFTER THE BLAST (LCT3), THE SUMMER KING (Pittsburgh Opera, world premiere), THE ANTIPODES (Signature Theatre), ENDGAME (Long Wharf), REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN (Soho Rep), SIGNATURE PLAYS, THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN (Signature Theatre), INDIAN SUMMER and DETROIT (Playwrights Horizons), THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX and 4000 MILES (Lincoln Center Theater), IL TURCO IN ITALIA (Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Opera Dijon,Teatro Regio Torino and Teatr Wielki, Warsaw), Trisha Brown’s final two dances: “Rogues” and “Toss,” and many shows with Richard Maxwell/New York City Players.
(Scenic Design) Vineyard Theatre debut. Broadway: ANASTASIA (Outer Critics Circle nomination), A GENTLEMEN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations; CT Critics Award, L.A. Critics Award, Craig Noel Award winners), PRESENT LAUGHTER (Tony nomination), OLD ACQUAINTANCE, BUTLEY, HEDDA GABLER (w/Kate Burton). London West End: ALL NEW PEOPLE (written by and starring Zach Braff) also Manchester and Glasgow. Off-Broadway: THE LIAR (CSC), RIPCORD (MTC), LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART (Second Stage); RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN (Playwrights Horizons); THE UNDERSTUDY (Roundabout), MEASURE FOR PLEASURE (Public) OBSERVE THE SONS OF ULSTER… (Lincoln Center, Lortel Award). Tours: Disney’s HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME: La Jolla Playhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse, Germany and Japan. Opera: THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES (L.A. Opera), DINNER AT EIGHT, COSI FAN TUTTE (Minnesota Opera), AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY (Glimmerglass), IL TRITTICO (Deutsche Oper Berlin), LOHENGRIN (Budapest). Television: “Julie’s Greenroom” starring Julie Andrews for Netflix. Training: Yale School of Drama.
Leigh Silverman (Director) last directed Harry Clarke starring Billy Crudup and written by David Cale at the Vineyard Theatre and subsequent transfer to the Minetta Lane. She has directed over 55 world premiere new plays and musicals. Her Broadway credits include: Grand Horizons (2ST; Williamstown Theater Festival); The Lifespan of a Fact (Studio 54); Violet (Roundabout; Tony nomination); Chinglish (Goodman Theatre; Longacre); Well (Public Theater; ACT; Longacre). Recent Off-Broadway: SUFFS (Public Theater); The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (Shed); Soft Power (Public Theater; Ahmanson Theater/ Curran Theater; Drama Desk nom); Tumacho (Clubbed Thumb); Hurricane Diane (New York Theatre Workshop; Two River Theater); Harry Clarke (Vineyard Theatre/Audible, Minetta Lane; Lortel nom); Wild Goose Dreams (Public Theater; La Jolla Playhouse); Sweet Charity (New Group); On The Exhale (Roundabout); The Outer Space (Public Theater). Encores: Bring Me to Light; Violet; The Wild Party; Really Rosie. 2011 Obie Award and 2019 Obie for Sustained Excellence.
David Cale (Playwright) returns to Vineyard Theatre following his solo play Harry Clarke, starring Billy Crudup, and directed by Leigh Silverman, which transferred to the Minetta Lane Theatre in a run produced and recorded by Audible (2018 Lucille Lortel Award). Cale’s works as both writer and performer include the solo shows The History of Kisses, Palomino, A Likely Story, Lillian (Obie Award), Deep in a Dream of You (Bessie Award) and the musical, Floyd and Clea Under the Western Sky, for which he also wrote the lyrics and co-composed the music (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination). He composed the songs for 600 Highwaymen’s Employee of the Year (Bessie Award nomination) and wrote the monologue The Actor, starring Marin Ireland, for Weston Playhouse’s online, One Room. His most recent stage work is his solo musical memoir We’re Only Alive for A Short Amount of Time, for which he wrote the book, lyrics, co-composed the music with his musical collaborator Matthew Dean Marsh and starred (Goodman Theatre, Public Theater). For We’re Only Alive for A Short Amount of Time, Cale and Marsh received a 2019 Jeff Award and a 2020 Lucille Lortel Award nomination, and Cale was the recipient of a 2020 Drama Desk Award nomination, a 2020 Outer Critics Circle Award and a 2020 Obie Award.
(Props Master) is pleased to return to The Vineyard after previously propping THIS DAY FORWARD and CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?. Some of his memorable New York premieres include THE HUMANS (Roundabout and Broadway), LAZARUS (NYTW), GUARDS AT THE TAJ, THE MOTHER, THIS AIN’T NO DISCO, FIREFLIES, BLUE RIDGE (Atlantic Theater Co.), COLLECTIVE RAGE (MCC), and Sarah Ruhl’s PASSION PLAY.
(Assistant Stage Manager) Off Broadway: MAN FROM NEBRASKA (Second Stage Theatre), THIS DAY FORWARD (Vineyard Theatre), WHILE I YET LIVE (Primary Stages). Regional: THE ROSE TATTOO and THE MODEL AMERICAN (Williamstown Theatre Festival), IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A RADIO PLAY (Bucks County Playhouse), GEORAMA: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL and THE OTHER PLACE (The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), THE BIG MEAL, GREATER TUNA, BIG RIVER, and HAIRSPRAY (Timberlake Playhouse). Graduate of The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University.
Amy Taylor Rosenblum
(Assistant Director) Amy Taylor Rosenblum is a Brooklyn-based theater and film director whose work includes the forthcoming film Go Tell Your Fathers, The Benefit by Sarah Jones (Hewlett Foundation), THREE BITCHES (Taksu Theater), and GAMES WE PLAYED AS CHILDREN (Playwrights Horizons). Assistant/Associate Directing: Vineyard Theatre: THIS DAY FORWARD (dir. Mark Brokaw); The New Group: ALL THE FINE BOYS (dir. Erica Schmidt); MTC: HEISENBERG (dir. Mark Brokaw); Berkeley Rep: SELL/BUY/DATE (dir. Carolyn Cantor); PlayCo: ABYSS (dir. Maria Mileaf); Playwrights Horizons: THE PATRON SAINT OF SEA MONSTERS (dir. Lisa Peterson); STAGE KISS (dir. Rebecca Taichman); FLY BY NIGHT (dir. Carolyn Cantor). Amy is a graduate of Yale University where she studied directing and cognitive science.
(Playwright) Gina Gionfriddo premiered CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? at Boston’s Huntington Theatre, in her third collaboration with the company. Gina is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist for RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN (Playwrights Horizons; Hampstead Theatre in London) and BECKY SHAW (Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival; Second Stage Theatre; Almeida Theatre in London). Her other plays include AFTER ASHLEY (ATL’s Humana Festival; Vineyard Theatre); and U.S. DRAG (in New York by Clubbed Thumb and the stageFARM.) She has received an OBIE Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, an Outer Critics Circle Award, The Helen Merrill Award for Emerging Playwrights, and an American Theatre Critics Association/Steinberg citation. She has written for the television dramas “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Cold Case,” “Borgia,” “The Alienist,” and “House of Cards.”
(Director) Peter DuBois is the Artistic Director at the Huntington Theatre Company (2013 Regional Theatre Tony Award) where directing credits include Stephen Sondheim’s SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC; world premieres of Gina Gionfriddo’s CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?, Lydia R. Diamond’s SMART PEOPLE, Stephen Karam’s SONS OF THE PROPHET (2012 Pulitzer Prize Finalist). His West End/London credits include SEX WITH STRANGERS, RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN (Hampstead Theatre), BECKY SHAW (Almeida Theatre). New York credits include THE POWER OF DUFF (NYSF/Powerhouse Theater); RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN (Playwrights Horizons, 2013 Pulitzer Prize Finalist); SONS OF THE PROPHET (Roundabout Theatre Company); MODERN TERRORISM, BECKY SHAW, TRUST, ALL NEW PEOPLE, and LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART (Second Stage Theatre); MEASURE FOR PLEASURE, RICHARD III with Peter Dinklage, MOM, HOW DID YOU MEET THE BEATLES?, BIRO (The Public Theater/NYSF); JACK GOES BOATING with Philip Seymour Hoffman and THE VIEW FROM 151ST STREET (LAByrinth/The Public Theater).
(Sound Design) Vineyard Theatre: “Daddy”, CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?. Other NY: SUNDAY (Atlantic), THOM PAIN (Signature), THE LIGHT YEARS (Playwrights Horizons), HOMOS (Labyrinth), A DOLL’S HOUSE, THE FATHER (TFANA); OPPORTUNITIES OF EXTINCTION, THE CONVENT OF PLEASURE (Cherry Lane); THE TOMB OF KING TOT (Clubbed Thumb). Regional: Weston Playhouse, Playmakers Rep, Long Wharf, People’s Light, Idaho Shakespeare, Great Lakes. Thanks to Kris. @thisisleekinney
Broadway: BUTLEY. West End: STRANGE INTERLUDE. Select Off-Broadway: UNWRAP YOUR CANDY (Vineyard); INCIDENT AT VICHY (Signature); DINNER WITH FRIENDS, THE MILK TRAIN DOESN’T STOP HERE ANYMORE (Roundabout); DETROIT,
Eshan Bay is an American film, TV, and stage actor. He studied at NYU, trained at The Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute, and recently received his MA in Classical Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). He first appeared onstage in Long Wharf’s AGNES UNDER THE BIG TOP, for which he won the Best Newcomer Award (CCC). He has worked with David Fincher on Netflix’s “House of Cards”, and starred in David Andalman’s American Milkshake, which premiered at Sundance. Other credits include the film Jack opposite Chloe Sevigny, THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER (Atlantic Theater), FIT FOR A QUEEN (CTH), “Person of Interest,” and “Madame Secretary.”
Drama League Award and the Tony Award for SIDEMAN. Broadway: HUGHIE, CLYBOURNE PARK, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, BORN YESTERDAY, HOLLYWOOD ARMS. Off-Broadway: THE BABYLON LINE, THE NETHER, ANGELS IN AMERICA, SPRING AWAKENING, THE GOD OF HELL. Film: Untitled Detroit Project, Gold, St. Vincent, Changeling, Taking of Pelham 123, Dan in Real Life, Thirteen Days, Pollock, People I Know, In America, Down to You, Royal Tennenbaums. TV: “The Get Down,” “Newsroom,” “Younger,” “The Good Wife,” “Modern Family,” “Elementary,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Knick,” “Girls,” “Flight of the Conchords,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Sopranos,” “Law & Order: SVU.” Regional: Goodman Theatre, ACT, Long Wharf Theatre, Hartford Stage, Williamstown, Cincinnati Playhouse, Arena Stage, Mark Taper Forum. Education: BA, Wesleyan University; MFA, NYU Graduate Acting Program.
Off-Broadway/NYC: CONNECTED (59E59), INTIMACY (The New Group), CARD AND GIFT (Clubbed Thumb), ON THE VERGE (Attic Theater), A SPLINTERED SOUL (Theater Three). Regional: 4,000 MILES and YOU WILL REMEMBER ME (Hudson Stage), VISITORS and THE SCREENWRITER’S DAUGHTER (Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse), TWELFTH NIGHT (Payomet). TV/Film: “Phil Spector” (HBO), “The Affair” (Showtime), “Lie to Me” (Fox), Knife Fight, Two-Bit Waltz, Addiction: A 60’s Love Story, I Am Michael. Upcoming Film: Pitching Tents. Training: Yale University and LAMDA.
Amber Tamblyn is a writer, director and actress from Los Angeles. She has received Emmy, Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award nominations for her work in television and film. In television, Tamblyn starred in the cult classic drama, “Joan of Arcadia” as well as “House M.D.” Her feature film work includes The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, 127 Hours, Django Unchained and the critically lauded Steaphanie Daley, opposite Tilda Swinton. Tamblyn is the author of three books of poetry and prose: Free Stallion (Simon & Schuster), Bang Ditto (Manic D. Press) and most recent the acclaimed best seller Dark Sparkler (Harper Perennial), which explores the lives and deaths of child star actresses and features artwork from such luminaries as Marilyn Manson and David Lynch, among others. She is currently writing her 4th collection of poetry and a debut novel, due out on Harper Perennial in 2018. In theater, Tamblyn starred in Neil LaBute’s REASONS TO BE PRETTY at the Geffen Theater and played Daisy Domergue in Quentin Tarantino’s live reading of THE HATEFUL EIGHT at The Ace Theater, which he also directed. Tamblyn writes for The Poetry Foundation and has a poetry book review column in Bust magazine. In 2014, she co-wrote and directed her first feature film, an adaptation of the Janet Fitch novel by the same name, Paint It Black, starring two time Oscar nominee Janet McTeer, Alia Shawkat and Alfred Molina which comes out in theaters in May. Tamblyn lives in Brooklyn.
DR Theatrical Management
(General Management) is proud of its association with The Vineyard over the past six seasons. Current/upcoming productions include: GLORIA: A LIFE; NYTF’s FIDDLER ON THE ROOF; New Dramatists 70th Annual Spring Luncheon. National Tours/Regional Productions: HAVANA MUSIC HALL (Miami, FL). Past Productions include: INDECENT (Broadway); LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE; IN & OF ITSELF, ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS…; WIESENTHAL; VITALY; BUYER & CELLAR; THE TEMPERMENTALS; ERNEST SHACKLETON…; THE WOODSMAN; MY NAME IS ASHER LEV; TRACES; Vineyard Theatre’s HARRY CLARKE, THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE, GLORIA; The New Group’s THE SPOILS, RASHEEDA SPEAKING, STICKS AND BONES. DRTheatrical.com.
Vineyard Theatre debut. After almost five years as PM for Atlantic Theater — Stage 2, he became the Production Manager for the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. During the winter months, Chris enjoys carving out time to work with a variety of Off-Broadway theaters.
Broadway: THE PRICE, FALSETTOS, NOISES OFF, CHINA DOLL, LIVING ON LOVE (Associate). Props Artisan/Swing Coordinator: FIDDLER…, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (+tour), ON YOUR FEET, THE KING AND I, REALISTIC JONESES, NICE WORK…GET IT, STREETCAR… Projections: THE MOUNTAINTOP. West End: HAIRSPRAY (Maintenance/ASM). Recent Off Broadway: RIDE THE CYCLONE (MCC), ALLIGATOR, MACBETH (CTH), A BETTER PLACE (The Duke), FAMILIAR (Playwrights Horizons), SOJOURNERS, SONGBIRD, TRAVELS…AUNT (KEEN), SEAWIFE. Regional: MUSIC BOX CHRISTMAS (Hersheypark), MACBETH, AS YOU LIKE IT (HVSF), COMPANY, ON GOLDEN POND, 25TH…SPELLING BEE (Bucks County). Production Design: Marvel Webseries, “Kiddush Club” Pilot, Greg Holden “Boys in the Street.” BFA Theatre Design, Penn State University. www.smartsetsbysam.com.
Recent credits include Broadway: OUR MOTHER’S BRIEF AFFAIR (Manhattan Theatre Club), WOLF HALL PARTS ONE & TWO, WICKED. 1st National Tour: A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. Off-Broadway: PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY. Westport Country Playhouse: THE INVISIBLE HAND, ART, RED, CAMELOT. MFA in Stage Management from Columbia University; B.A. in Theatre from the University of Maine.
Broadway: ECLIPSED directed by Liesl Tommy, OUR MOTHER’S BRIEF AFFAIR, AIRLINE HIGHWAY directed by Joe Mantello, THE ELEPHANT MAN with Bradley Cooper, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, LOMBARDI directed by Thomas Kail, HAMLET with Jude Law, IMPRESSIONISM, THE COAST OF UTOPIA, ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR, MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM, KING HEDLEY II, BROKEN GLASS, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, DREAM, DROWNING CROW, HOW TO SUCCEED….with Matthew Broderick. Off-Broadway: ECLIPSED and TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS at the Public Theater, Manhattan Theater Club, and Second Stage Theater. Currently teaches at Yale School of Drama and Columbia University.
Favorite credits include National/International Tour of JOSEPH AND THE…DREAMCOAT (Asst. Choreographer/Asst. Dance Captain/Swing; A. Blankenbuehler dir./chor.), ALL SHOOK UP (Ensemble), and CASH:…AN AMERICAN LEGEND (Lead Dancer, June Carter Soloist). Leigh also toured for many years both here and abroad teaching children and promoting arts in schools.
Recently developed and directed Christopher Albrigo’s SHEPPARD. Past Associate/Assistant Directing projects include ECLIPSED (Public Theater, Broadway), PRIVACY, INFORMED CONSENT, KINGDOM COME, and the V-Day Prison Tour of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, which featured both professional actors and formerly incarcerated women. @kylie_brown
Chris is a composer and performer whose multidisciplinary expertise has brought him into different sectors of the theater world. He works as John Kander’s music associate on his most recent work with Greg Pierce (THE LANDING, KID VICTORY, THE ENCHANTED), and continues to collaborate with them closely as they develop more incredible musicals. Chris is Artist In Residence for The Live Source Theatre Group (AS I LAY DYING, THE INCREDIBLE FOX SISTERS), and a creative associate for Hemisphere Two Entertainment (GREEN ACRES THE MUSICAL). BFA Tisch/NYU. chrisdieman.com.
Randy Cohen, Cohen Keyboards
Broadway: Over 60 shows including HAMILTON, BOOK OF MORMON, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, KINKY BOOTS, A BRONX TALE, ON YOUR FEET, ANASTASIA, BANDSTAND.
FREAKY FRIDAY, FALSETTOS, FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE, HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, KID VICTORY, IF/THEN, ANNIE, DOGFIGHT, LEAP OF FAITH, QUEEN OF THE MIST, PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE, SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, NEXT TO NORMAL (Tony Award), GLORIOUS ONES, GRINCH, ADRIFT IN MACAO, BERNARDA ALBA, SPELLING BEE, ASSASSINS (Tony Award), TOM SAWYER, A NEW BRAIN, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, HELLO AGAIN, GUYS & DOLLS (1992), MY FAVORITE YEAR, IN TROUSERS, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, CLOSER THAN EVER, LEGS DIAMOND, ROMANCE ROMANCE, CARRIE, BIRDS OF PARADISE, RAGS, THREE GUYS NAKED, VON RICHTOFEN.
Broadway: THE VISIT, LEAP OF FAITH, SPIDERMAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, Cirque Du Soleil’s PARAMOUR, BRIGHT STAR, RAGTIME (Avery Fisher Hall 15th Anniversary Concert). National/International Tour: CHICAGO. Regional: KID VICTORY (Signature Theatre, DC), THE VISIT (Williamstown Theatre Festival), THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (Center Theatre Group, LA), TITANIC, CATS (MUNY). Cabaret: TOVAH: OUT OF HER MIND (Tovah Feldshuh), LOOK FOR ME IN THE SONGS WITH AARON LAZAR (The Kennedy Center, Birdland, 54 Below, and Joe’s Pub) Symphonic work: The Boston Pops; Naples Philharmonic. BFA, Boston Conservatory; MM, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in Orchestral Conducting.
Rick Sordelet & Christian Kelly-Sordelet
Creators of Sordelet Inc., a stage combat company with over 30 years of action movement experience. 72 Broadway productions from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to SUNSET BOULEVARD. 52 productions worldwide including: BEN HUR LIVE in Rome and European Tour. Dozens of opera productions at The Met, The Royal Opera House, La Scalla and Santa Fe Opera. Films: The Game Plan, Dan in Real Life, Brave New Jersey, LIV. Stunt Coordinators for “Kevin Can Wait” (CBS) and “Guiding Light” (12 years). Instructors at Yale School of Drama, CUNY Harlem, HB. Recipient of the Lucille Lortel’s Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence and the Jeff Award for Best Fight Direction for ROMEO AND JULIET at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Upcoming feature film: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, directed by Bryan Singer. www.sordeletink.com
Broadway: CHOIR BOY, THE CHER SHOW, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, IN TRANSIT, ECLIPSED, SIDE SHOW, AFTER MIDNIGHT, FELA, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, SOUTH PACIFIC. Off-Broadway: BOSEMAN AND LENA, FABULATION, OUR LADY OF 121st STREET, IN THE BLOOD, THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD (Signature Theatre); TWELFTH NIGHT, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, TROILUS AND CRESSIDA (Shakespeare in the Park); AN OCTOROON, IS GOD IS, FAIRVIEW (Soho Rep). Television: Emmy nominated for make-up design for “The Wiz Live.”
Vineyard Theatre: KID VICTORY, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (also Broadway). Grammy, Olivier, and four-time Tonynominated Sound Designer for theater, film, television and special events. Selected designs include: FROZEN, ANASTASIA, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, ROCK OF AGES, AFTER MIDNIGHT, MOTOWN, SIDE SHOW, ROCKY, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, SHREK THE MUSICAL, ON A CLEAR DAY, LEND ME A TENOR, ELF, WONDERLAND, CRY BABY, THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’, THE WEDDING SINGER, SWEET CHARITY, MARTIN SHORT: FAME BECOMES ME, LITTLE WOMEN, BROOKLYN, ANNIE (US Tours). Other credits: LE REVE at Wynn Las Vegas, RAGTIME (London), KING KONG (Melbourne). International arena tours of HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON and WALKING WITH DINOSAURS.
Vineyard: CHECKERS, THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY, THE PIANO TEACHER, STOPPING TRAFFIC, WHERE DO WE LIVE. Broadway: STEPHEN KING’S MISERY, ROMEO & JULIET, DEAD ACCOUNTS, GRACE, GODSPELL, THE NORMAL HEART, REASONS TO BE PRETTY, BUTLEY, BETRAYAL, THE REAL THING. Off-Broadway: Recently THE BABYLON LINE at Lincoln Center and PLENTY at The Public. Over 50 productions at MCC, MTC, Second Stage, Playwrights Horizons, The Public, NYTW, Theater for a New Audience, Atlantic. Regional: The LaJolla Playhouse, Old Globe, Center Theatre Group, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Guthrie, The Alley, McCarter, Huntington, ART, Williamstown, Berkeley Rep. Awards: 2016 Lucille Lortel Award (GUARDS AT THE TAJ), 2012 Lucille Lortel Award (THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY), 2011 Drama Desk nomination (SMALL FIRE), 2005 Lucille Lortel Award (RODNEY’S WIFE). Upcoming: THE PRICE at The Roundabout Theatre Company. www.DavidWeinerDesign.com
Jacob A. Climer
UNCOMMON SENSE (Tectonic Theater Project); FONDLY COLLETTE RICHLAND (ERS/NYTW); INFORMED CONSENT (Primary Stages); MELANCHOLY PLAY (Trinity Rep.); LES MISÉRABLES (Dallas Theater Center); ARGUENDO (ERS/Public Theater); ARIADNE AUF NAXOS (Opera Philadelphia); SOCIAL SECURITY (Bushwick Starr); LA TRAVIATA (Boston Lyric Opera). Scenic/Costume Design: ORFEÉ (Des Moines Metro Opera); ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO (Des Moines Metro Opera/Kentucky Opera/Atlanta Opera); RINALDO (Portland Opera); HAMLET, TAMING OF THE SHREW, and THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (Shakespeare Festival of Dallas); HATFUL OF RAIN (Strasberg Institute/Warsaw’s ITSELF Festival of Dallas); THE RISE OF FALL OF ANNIE HALL (Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse). MFA: Carnegie Mellon University; BFA: University of Evansville. www.jaclimer.com
Broadway: sets and/or costumes for SUNDAY AT THE PARK WITH GEORGE, IN TRANSIT, ECLIPSED, VIOLET< THE ELEPHANT MAN (also West End). 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Play, an OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence in Design, Helen Hayes Award, 3 Lucille Lortel Awards, 2 ATW Henry Hewes Awards and TDF Irene Sharaff Young Master Award. Over a hundred NY, Regional and International set and costume design credits. Upcoming: JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE by David Byrne (Public Theater), west coast tours of ECLIPSED, and HERE LIES LOVE and SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION on Broadway. clintramos.com
Broadway: PIPPIN (Drama League Fellow Assistant Director). National Tour: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Associate Director). Off-Broadway: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, PERICLES: PRINCE OF TYRE (Movement Director, Public Theater Mobile Shakespeare Unit), STANDARD TIME (Associate Director, Duke 42), CENTRAL AVENUE BREAKDOWN (Director/Choreographer, NYMF, Excellence Award for Choreography). Regional: MELANCHOLY PLAY (Choreographer, Trinity Repertory Company), KID VICTORY (Choreographer, Signature Theatre), LES MISÉRABLES (Choreographer, Dallas Theater Center), A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Director/Choreographer, Trinity Repertory Company), RAGTIME, DESSA ROSE, and CROWNS (Choreographer, Dean Goodman Choice Award for Best Choreography for RAGTIME, TheatreWorks), MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (Choreographer, Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre). Performance Credits: FOSSE and DAMN YANKEES starring Jerry Lewis. MFA, Brown/Trinity Rep. BFA, Webster University. Drama League Fellow. www.ChristopherWindom.com
Broadway: Danai Gurira’s ECLIPSED (Lucille Lortel Award and Tony nomination for Best Direction of a Play). World premieres: A MELANCHOLY PLAY, KID VICTORY, APPROPRIATE, PARTY PEOPLE. Credits also include: THE GOOD NEGRO, THE URBAN RETREAT, LES MISÉRABLES, HAMLET, A RAISIN IN THE SUN, THE PIANO LESSON, MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM, RUINED. She has worked at DTC, California Shakespeare Theater, Center Stage, Sundance East Africa, among others. Tommy is Associate Directory at Berkeley Rep and serves as a Program Associate and Artists Trustee at Sundance Institute Theatre Program. She facilitated the inaugural Sundance East Africa Theatre Director’s Lab. Awards: Obie Award, Pioneer of the Arts Award, Lillian Hellman Award, Alan Schneider Award, Vineyard Theatre’s Susan Stroman Directing Award, an NEA/TCG Directors Grant and NYTW Casting/Directing Fellowship.
Vineyard Theatre debut. Recently seen as Anna in FROZEN LIVE at the Hyperion Theater (Opening Cast). Select recent NY Theatre: FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (Liddy, Signature), TEN WAYS ON A GUN (Kate, Theatre for the New City), A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Hermia, Boomerang Theatre Co.). Regionally, Laura has worked with Signature Theatre in DC (KID VICTORY), Bridge Rep of Boston, Mile Square Theatre, Portland Stage, Ogunquit Theatre, LA Rock Opera Co., MSMT, MTLA, among others. Film/TV: Creedmoria (Eileen, with Stef Dawson, Directed by Alicia Slimmer), City of Angers (Emily Sullivan, Dir. Ken Wilson), “A Very Special Christmas” (PBS, nominated for New England Emmy Award). Improv: UCB. Undergrad: USC (LA), NYU Tisch, and BADA (Shakespeare). www.lauradarrell.com. Instagram: lauraedarrell.
Received the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards for her performance in CONTACT at Lincoln Center Theater. Karen has garnered three Tony Award nominations, The Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Bay Area Theatre Critics, and Chicago’s Jeff awards. Some of Karen’s stage appearances include CURTAINS, STEEL PIER, CHICAGO, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, NEVER GONNA DANCE, AND THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND, HERESY, I DO! I DO!; City Center Encores’ THE PAJAMA GAME, BYE BYE BIRDIE, and DO I HEAR A WALTZ; NYC Opera’s 110 IN THE SHADE and THE MOST HAPPY FELLA; and regionally: OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY, SYLVIA, BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, BROADWAY BOUND, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, HELLO DOLLY!, GYPSY, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, and SWEENEY TODD.
Recently appeared in OCTOBER SKY at the Old Globe in San Diego. Broadway: SHOW BOAT (Tony nom.), STEEL PIER (Tony nom.), THE MUSIC MAN, 42nd STREET (directed by Gower Champion), STARDUST, Elaine May’s AFTER THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC, THE DEBBIE REYNOLDS SHOW. Off-Broadway: GOLF: THE MUSICAL (Drama Desk nomination), AND THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND, GAME SHOW. Mr. Blum co-choreographed and appeared in the tour of DOCTOR DOOLITTLE (with Tommy Tune). Tours: BILLY ELLIOT (Broadway World Award), 101 DALMATIANS, AND THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (with Debbie Reynolds), CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. Regional: KISS ME, KATE, MEET JOHN DOE (Helen Hayes nom.), TIN PAN ALLEY RAG (Barrymore Award), DAMN YANKEES (with Tony Randall), PAL JOEY ’78 (with Lena Horne). TV: “Ed,” “The Sopranos,” “The Tonight Show,” “Law & Order.”
Helen Hayes Award nomination for this role at Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA. Broadway: WHITE (OBC – Astaire nom), THE PRODUCERS, CATS, HOW TO SUCCEED…, DREAM. Encores: FACE THE MUSIC, OF THEE I SING. Off Broadway: YANK! (Drama Desk nomination, Lucille Lortel nomination), CAGNEY THE MUSICAL (Westside Theatre), PASSION (CSC), CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD (Keen), THE HOLIDAY GUYS (York). FILM/TV: The Unattainable Story (Film release, 2017); “Nurse Jackie,” “Law & Order,” PBS “Great Performances.” REGIONAL: CenterStage: A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS, INTO THE WOODS; Portland Stage: DINNER WITH FRIENDS; Westport Playhouse: INTO THE WOODS (CCC Award); Reprise: ON YOUR TOES (LA Ovation nomination), North Shore: CRAZY FOR YOU (IRNE Award). Author of A Year With The Producers and Artistic Director of Denman Theatre & Dance Co. Instagram: @jeffrydenman Twitter: @jeffrydenman1
Vineyard Theatre debut. She is best known for her record-breaking run as Elphaba in WICKED where she played the role on Broadway and across the US. Other credits: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (2015 Broadway revival), CIRCUS IN WINTER (Goodspeed Musicals), LOVE/SICK (written by John Cariani), ROCK AND ROLL REFUGEE (Royal Family), LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (Second Stage directed by James Lapine), MURDER BALLAD (MTC workshop and NYSF production directed by Trip Cullman). Dee has also sung with various symphonies around the world including the Philly Pops. Twitter and Instagram @deeroscioli.
Vineyard: DREAM TRUE, THE MAIDEN’S PRAYER, FEAST HERE TONIGHT (composer/performer). Broadway: OSLO (upcoming). BILLY ELLIOT, MARY POPPINS, WRONG MOUNTAIN, BIG (Drama Desk nomination), ANGELS IN AMERICA, BIG RIVER (2003/1985 Tony, Drama Desk nominations). Recent Off-Broadway: OSLO, TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT, STAGE KISS, PARIS COMMUNE (Civilians Associate Artist), SEX LIVES OF OUR PARENTS, BENEFACTORS, LOVE CHILD (co-written with Robert Stanton). Regional: ART, Arts Emerson, ACT/Seattle, Hangar Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Actors Theatre of Louisville (two years). Film: For Robert Altman: O.C. and Stiggs, Tanner ’88, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial. Also, Joshua, Cradle Will Rock, Glory, In Country, Five Corners. TV: “Bull,” “Elementary,” “Veep,” “Orange is the New Black,” “The Good Wife,” “Blue Bloods,” “Law & Order(s),” “Going to Extremes.”
Vineyard Theatre debut. A bi-coastal actor born and raised in Miami, FL, Brandon attended Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Jersey, obtaining his Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in January 2016. Brandon booked his first guest star role as Mike the Intern on CBS’s new series “Braindead,” quickly followed by a lead role on the new Netflix Original “13 Reasons Why” playing Justin Foley coming to Netflix in late March.
Vineyard Theatre debut. Select stage credits: THE LIGHTNING THIEF (National Tour), SEXYBACK: OR WHAT YOU WILL (American Repertory Theater New Works Series), and THE MONSTER AT THE END OF THIS SHOW (Blake’s debut solo cabaret show at the Metropolitan Room). Proud member of Actors’ Equity and graduate of The Boston Conservatory. Blake’s next solo show, 25: A PREMATURE RETROSPECTIVE, will premiere at the Metropolitan Room in spring 2017. Twitter: @blakezolfo Website: blakezolfo.com
Vineyard Theatre debut. New York credits include MARY POPPINS (Bird Woman), LES MISÉRABLES (Mme. Thenardier), BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and TIME AND AGAIN (Mrs. Carmody) at MTC. National tours: LES MISÉRABLES (1st and 3rd National), and RAGTIME. Regionally, Ms. Arvia has appeared at Arena Stage (Golde, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF; Nettie, CAROUSEL), Goodspeed Opera House (Meg, DAMN YANKEES – Connecticut Critics Circle Award nominee; Marie, THE MOST HAPPY FELLA), Walnut Street Theater (Carlotta, PHANTOM – Barrymore nominee; Mother Abbess, THE SOUND OF MUSIC), Drury Lane Oakbrook (Rose, GYPSY), and Maine State Music Theater (Mother, RAGTIME; Lady Thiang, THE KING AND I; Alice Beane, TITANIC). Ms. Arvia has a thriving vocal studio here in NYC; find out more at www.annarvia.net.
June Gable has appeared in many TV comedies and movies and is known for her role as Joey’s agent, Estelle, on NBC’s “Friends.” Recently, she starred as Molly Pion in PICON PIE as well as in a tour of her one-woman show “MOLLY!”, she filmed the TV pilot of NUNSENSE. Ms. Gable also performed in FYVUSH LIVE, starring the late Fyvush Finkel, which received Gay City News’ Aggie Award. On Broadway, she played The Old Lady in CANDIDE, for which she earned a Tony Award nomination, and Googie Gómez in THE RITZ. Ms. Gable has appeared in many Off-Broadway productions, including JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL…. and NY Shakespeare Festival’s A COMEDY OF ERRORS, for which she earned an Obie Award. Broadway National Tours include THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG, PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES, and A LION IN WINTER, with the late Jason Miller. Ms. Gable has worked in many repertory theaters across the country and is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.
New York theatre credits include AIRLINE HIGHWAY (Broadway), INDIAN SUMMER and FAMILIAR (Playwrights Horizons), GHOST BROTHERS OF DARKLAND COUNTY (AEG Tour), ASHVILLE (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), HAPPY BIRTHDAY (The Actors Company Theater), A THICK DESCRIPTION OF HARRY SMITH, UNANSWERED WE RIDE, FISH EYE, SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN, and THE YOUNG LEFT (Cherry Lane Theatre). Regional and international theatre credits include WAITRESS (World Premiere, A.R.T.), FAMILIAR (World Premiere, Yale Repertory Theatre), THE MAY QUEEN (Chautauqua Theater Company), BULL DURHAM (World Premiere, Alliance Theatre), UNANSWERED WE RIDE (Edinburgh), PICNIC (Triad Stage), THREE SISTERS, THE CORN IS GREEN, and ROMEO AND JULIET (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Film and television credits include “Bull,” “The Blacklist,” License Plates and “Boardwalk Empire.” He is an Artistic Associate of Colt Coeur.
Broadway: HARVEY, PRESENT LAUGHTER (Roundabout Theatre Company). Off-Broadway: FRANK’S HOME (Playwrights Horizon), MEASURE FOR MEASURE (The Pearl). Regional: JUNE MOON, SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER (Williamstown Theatre Festival), FRANK’S HOME (The Goodman, World Premiere). Sundance Theatre Lab. Television: “The Astronaut Wives Club,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Gossip Girl,” “The Good Wife,” “Major Crimes,” “Monday Mornings,” “NCIS,” “CSI:Crime Scene Investigation,” “Drop Dead Diva,” “The Mentalist,” “Children’s Hospital,” “Memphis Beat,” “Law & Order: CI,” “Lipstick Jungle,” “3 lbs.” Film: Elements of Matter, Forgetting the Girl, One Night. BFA from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Proud member of AEA since 2006.
Broadway: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME, MACBETH, MAN AND BOY, THE 39 STEPS, THE HOMECOMING. Off-Broadway: THE NY IDEA, ORLANDO, THE STRONGER. Regional highlights: 2013 Helen Hayes Best Actress award for STRANGE INTERLUDE (Shakespeare Theatre, DC), Julia in Albee’s A DELICATE BALANCE (McCarter), title role in her own adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler’s FRÄULEIN ELSE (Sundance Theater Lab, Berkeley Rep., La Jolla, Long Wharf, McCarter Theaters), Narrator in the Sitwell/Walton FAÇADE (Caramoor Music Festival), Cassandra in AGAMEMNON opposite Tyne Daly (Getty Villa), and many productions with director Stephen Wadsworth, including: AS YOU LIKE IT, THE ORESTEIA, DON JUAN, DESIGN FOR LIVING, AN IDEAL HUSBAND, CHANGES OF HEART, THE GAME OF LOVE and CHANCE. FILM: Love After Love (2017), Conceiving Ada. MEDIA: Lady Macbeth and Titania for the New Book Press Wordplay Shakespeare series. RADIO: Quartermain’s Terms (BBC). TV: “Falling Water” (USA), “E.R.,” “Deadline,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: SVU.” Francesca trained in London at The Drama Centre.
The Public Theater/Delacorte: TROILUS & CRESSIDA (Troilus), KING LEAR (ensemble). Theater: CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE at Yale Rep, ONCE FIVE YEARS PASS and DENTAL SOCIETY MIDWINTER MEETING at Williamstown Theatre Festival, TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, KISS ME KATE, CORIOLANUS and ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL at Commonwealth Shakespeare Company. BFA University of Rhode Island. Yale School of Drama 2016.
TARA RUBIN CASTING
(Casting) Select Broadway: Falsettos (upcoming), School of Rock, Dr Zhivago, It Shoulda Been You, Gigi, Bullets Over Broadway, Aladdin, Les Misérables, How to Succeed…, A Little Night Music, Billy Elliot, Shrek, Guys and Dolls, Young Frankenstein, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Spamalot, …Spelling Bee, The Producers, Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys, The Phantom of the Opera. Off-Broadway: Here Lies Love, Old Jews Telling Jokes, Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Regional: Sundance Theatre Lab, Yale Repertory Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, The Old Globe.
(Props Master) has been a prop artisan at Irish Repertory Theatre, Classic Stage Company, and the NYU Steinhardt School, all in New York. Regionally, he has propped at Le Petit Théâter in New Orleans and TheaterWorks in Hartford, Connecticut.
(Assistant Stage Manager) Off-Broadway: FUTURITY (Soho Rep/Ars Nova), ONCE UPON A MATTRESS (Transport Group) Regional: THE JACKSONIAN, THE EXPLORERS CLUB, THE BEST BROTHERS (B Street Theatre), NORA, THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE (Westport Country Playhouse). Training: Elon University.
Terri K. Kohler
(Production Stage Manager) Vineyard Theatre: INDECENT. New York: THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD…, CHERI (Signature); RED SPEEDO, SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE, BELLEVILLE, THE BLACK EYED (New York Theatre Workshop); MOTHER COURAGE, DOCTOR FAUSTUS, THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, THE SCHOOL FOR LIES, THE FOREST (CSC); FUTURITY (Soho Rep/Ars Nova); WASHETERIA, WE ARE PROUD…., ORANGE, HAT & GRACE (Soho Rep); PRETTY FILTHY, IN THE FOOTPRINT, PARIS COMMUNE, THE GREAT IMMENSITY (Civilians); THE DESIGNATED MOURNER, IN DARFUR, (The Public); GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS, ANGEL REAPERS (Conceived by Martha Clarke). Select Regional: WILD SWANS (ART/Young Vic); OEDIPUS, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, LA DISPUTE, THE SOUND OF A VOICE (ART). Usual Suspect (NYTW), Associate Artist, The Civilians.
(Assistant Choreographer) began dancing at Middlebury College, transitioning from an extensive background in competitive cross country skiing to graduate with a BA in Dance and Architectural Studies in 2009. Since then he has had the pleasure of working with Tiffany Rhynard/Big Action Performance Ensemble, Satya Roosens, Attack Theatre, Megan Bascom and Dancers, Alexandra Beller/Dances, Tiffany Mills and Company, Red Dirt Dance, Boomerang, Vanessa Anspaugh, Pavel Zustiak|palissimo, Rosie Herrera Dance Theater, David Dorfman Dance and most recently with the Bessie-winning THEN SHE FELL and THE GRAND PARADISE, both by Third Rail Projects. He has taught extensively in NYC as well as numerous colleges and universities across the country. He is the co-founder and co-artistic director of the multidisciplinary performance company The Space We Make.
(Assistant Director) Selected directing credits include work at Actors Theatre of Louisville (CABIN FEVER; BROTHERS IN A RIOT; SEVEN BELLS INN), Williamstown Theatre Festival (HARRISON RIVERS’ BUT NOT FOR LOVE), Ensemble Studio Theatre (Kim Davies’ TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT, among others), Culture Project (BROADWAY! BROADWAY! BROADWAY!), The Flea (Emily Schwend’s NOTES TO A GHOST), York Theatre (CLONED!), and The Atlantic Alumni Workshop (Evan Twohy’s DOG YEARS) and Acting School (CHEMISTRY READ and WELCOME TO THE MOON). Assisting includes BAM (THE GLORY OF THE WORLD), Williamstown Theatre Festival (AMERICAN HERO), Roundabout Theatre Company (TALLEY’S FOLLY), The Acting Company (DESIRE), and Manhattan Theatre Club (NIGHTINGALE; Jonathan Alper Directing Fellow). BFA, Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.
(Fight Director) He and his son, Christian Kelly-Sordelet are creators of Sordelet INC, a combat company bringing over 30 years of action movement to the New York City theatrical community. Sordelet INC has 68 Broadway credits including BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LION KING, ECLIPSED, and BRIGHT STAR. They have 65 first-class production credits in hundreds of cities on five continents including BEN HUR LIVE (Rome, European Tour) and four international and national tours currently running. They are presently working on THE NEW YORK SPECTACULAR for Radio City Music Hall and three operas for Santa Fe Opera. They are stunt coordinators on over 1,000 episodes of television and for numerous feature films. Rick is a board member of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and author of the play BURIED TREASURE. He is also the author of the upcoming film 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea produced by Fox and directed by Bryan Singer. sordeletink.com.
(Sound Designer) Recent designs include: THE ROYALE (Lincoln Center Theater, Old Globe); INDECENT (La Jolla Playhouse, Yale Rep); NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (ART, Ars Nova, Kazino); TIME AND THE CONWAYS (Old Globe); STAGE KISS, 100 SAINTS YOU SHOULD KNOW (Playwrights Horizons); MARIE ANTOINETTE (ART, Yale Rep, SoHo Rep); THREE PIANOS (NYTW, ART); THE HUMAN SCALE (The Public); TELEPHONE (Foundry Theatre); HOW WE GOT ON, DEATH TAX, A DEVIL AT NOON (Humana Festival); HAMMOCK and BLUEPRINTS OF RELENTLESS NATURE (Liz Lerman Dance Exchange). As a company member of The TEAM, Matt has designed ROOSEVELVIS, THE HOLLER SESSIONS, WAITING FOR YOU ON THE CORNER OF…, MISSION DRIFT, ARCHITECTING, PARTICULARLY IN THE HEARTLAND, and A THOUSAND NATURAL SHOCKS. B.A. in Philosophy from Xavier University.
(Lighting Designer) has designed lighting for over 600 productions at theater, opera and dance companies across the country and around the world. At The Vineyard: THE DYING GAUL, and ANTIGONE IN NY. With Rebecca Taichman: TWELFTH NIGHT, THE WINTER’S TALE, MARIE ANTOINETTE, SLEEPING BEAUTY WAKES, among others. Recent: the Broadway productions of THE LAST SHIP, ROCKY (Tony Award nomination), and THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS (Tony Award Nomination); Martha Clarke’s new works ANGEL REAPERS and CHERI for the Signature; VANESSA for Santa Fe Opera; GROUNDED at The Public; and the world premiere of SHALIMAR THE CLOWN for Opera Theater of St Louis. Awards: Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle for THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, an Obie for Sustained Excellence, and the Michael Merritt Award for Design and Collaboration.
(Costume Designer) Broadway: IF/THEN, VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON. Recent Off-Broadway: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, THE WAY WE GET BY (Second Stage), THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM (Roundabout), THE TEMPEST (Shakespeare in the Park), PRETTY FILTHY (The Civilians), OUR LADY OF KIBEHO (Signature), YARDBIRD (Apollo Theater). Recent Regional: INDECENT (La Jolla Playhouse and Yale Rep), ANOTHER WORD FOR BEAUTY (The Goodman), OTHELLO (Shakespeare DC). Upcoming: LA BOHÈME (Opera Theater of Saint Louis), DON GIOVANNI (Santa Fe Opera), AND NO MORE SHALL WE PART (Williamstown Theater Festival). MFA: Yale University.
Scenic Designer) La Jolla Playhouse and Yale Rep productions of INDECENT. Broadway: THE GIN GAME; THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS; THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE; CAROLINE, OR CHANGE (also Royal National Theater, London); ELAINE STRITCH AT LIBERTY (also National Tour, Old Vic London); TOPDOG/UNDERDOG (Royal Court); BELLS ARE RINGING; PARADE (directed by Hal Prince; Tony and Drama Desk noms); BRING IN ‘DA NOISE, BRING IN ‘DA FUNK (also National Tour, Japan) and THE TEMPEST. Recent: GROUNDED directed by Julie Taymor, THE LIBRARY directed by Steven Soderbergh (The Public); LA MOUETTE (Cour d’Honneur, Palais des Papes, Avignon Festival); ABIGAIL’S PARTY (Oslo National Theatre); THE DEAD (The Abbey Theatre); KING LEAR (TFANA). He has designed over 200 productions in the U.S. and internationally. Faculty: SUNY Purchase.
(Director) NY: FAMILIAR by Danai Gurira, MILK LIKE SUGAR by Kirsten Greenidge, and STAGE KISS by Sarah Ruhl (Playwrights Horizons); HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE by Sarah Ruhl (LCT); THE OLDEST BOY by Sarah Ruhl (LCT); LUCK OF THE IRISH (LCT3); ORLANDO (CSC); ORPHEUS (NYCO); DARK SISTERS (MTG/Gotham); RAPPACCINI’S DAUGHTER (Gotham); MARIE ANTOINETTE (Soho Rep), THE SCENE (2econd Stage), MENOPAUSAL GENTLEMAN (The Ohio). Select regional: INDECENT, FAMILIAR, EVILDOERS, and MARIE ANTOINETTE (Yale Rep); INDECENT, SLEEPING BEAUTY WAKES (La Jolla); TWELFTH NIGHT, TIME AND THE CONWAYS (The Old Globe); MARIE ANTOINETTE (A.R.T.); SHE LOVES ME (OSF); THE WINTER’S TALE (McCarter Theatre Center, STC); TWELFTH NIGHT, WINTER’S TALE, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (STC); DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE, THE CLEAN HOUSE (Woolly Mammoth) Rebecca is a Henry Crown Fellow at The Aspen Institute. www.rebeccataichman.com.
(Playwright) HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, THE LONG CHRISTMAS RIDE HOME (The Vineyard); DO JUAN COMES HOME FROM IRAQ (Wilma Theatre); A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS (Long Wharf, New York Theatre Workshop); THE MINEOLA TWINS (Roundabout); HOT ‘N’ THROBBING (A.R.T., Signature Theatre); THE BALTIMORE WALTZ, DESDEMONA, AND BABY MAKES SEVEN (Circle Rep); THE OLDEST PROFESSION (Signature Theatre). Awards include the Pulitzer Prize, two Obies, the NY Drama Critics Circle, Theatre Hall of Fame, Dramatists Guild Lifetime Achievement, and The Thornton Wilder Award. She is most honored by three awards given in her name: the Paula Vogel Award at the American Theatre College Festival, the Paula Vogel mentorship program for Philadelphia Young Playwrights, and the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award given by the Vineyard Theatre. After teaching for 30 years at Brown University and Yale School of Drama, she now conducts workshops at theatres, schools, and community organizations. Upcoming projects: Jitterbugging and the War Effort (Long Wharf), Baby Girl, a musical theatre work with Matt Gould, and the book, How to Bake A Play.
(Co-Composer & Co-Music Director, Musician) Yale Rep: Dario Fo’s ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST, Molière’s A DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSLEF, and Goldonoi’s THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS. Regional credits include THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS (Guthrie Theater, ArtsEmerson, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, and Seattle Rep), A DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELF (Intiman Theatre, Berkeley Rep), and THE MOLIERE IMPROPTU (Trinity Rep). International: BALLYWOONDE (Edinbrugh Fringe Festival). Film: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, as leader and arranger for Cuban music group Nu D’Lux.
(Co-Composer & Co-Music Director, Musician) is a Grammy Award-winning musician known as violinist, vocalist and composer for the Klezmatics and her work on Sting’s THE LAST SHIP. She has appeared in “Sex and the City,” Hava Nagila (The Movie), The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground, and SEEING IS BELIEVING by Dutch choreographer Maggie Boogaart. Compositions include the score for Mabou Mines’ multi-ethnic folk opera SONG FOR NEW YORK: WHAT WOMEN DO WHILE MEN SIT KNITTING, and songs with lyrics by Woody Guthrie, Maggie Dubris and Anne Sexton. She performs with an array of artists and has appeared on “The Conan O’Brien Show,” “Prairie Home Companion,” and “Mountain Stage.”
Lisa has an instructional DVD called “Play Klezmer Fiddle!” and will soon release the first of three collections of new songs and compositions.
(Musician) performs throughout the country at venues as diverse as Lincoln Center, the Blue Note, Dizzy’s, Birdland, and Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall. He is the clarinet player and bandleader of the Kleztraphobix. Mike produced and recorded “I Love to Sing, Music of the Ugandan Jews” featuring the choir of the Orthodox Jewish Village of Putti, Uganda, which was released in December 2014. His jazz CD “Open Window” was released in December 2013 and features eight original tunes he composed. The core narrative of this album was inspired by Cohen’s teenage battle with Leukemia. www.mikecohenmusic.com
Actor) Yale and La Jolla productions of INDECENT. Other credits include AS YOU LIKE IT (Shakespeare Theatre Company, DC), Chris Bayes’s THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS (Guthrie Theatre, Seattle Rep, ArtsEmerson), THE WINTERS TALE (Yale Rep), 4000 MILES (Cincinnati Playhouse), HIM (Primary Stages), and MACHINE MAKES MAN (Amsterdam Fringe — Best In’tl Performance, National Arts Festival of South Africa), which she co-created with Michael McQuilken. TV: Miriam Setrakian on “The Strain” (FX), and “Deadbeat” (Hulu). BFA, Boston Conservatory. MFA, Yale School of Drama.
(Lemml) Yale and La Jolla productions of INDECENT. Broadway: FISH IN THE DARK with Larry David, the Tony Award-winning revivals of THE NORMAL HEART and AWAKE & SING, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE with Al Pacino, CYMBELINE, THE COUNTRY GIRL, THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, and JULIUS CAESAR with Denzel Washington. Off-Broadway: REGRETS (MTC), BRONX BOMBERS and OPUS (Primary Stages), WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING (Lincoln Center), KING LEAR, TWELFTH NIGHT and THE WINTER’S TALE (The Public), HAMLET (TFANA), The New Group, Soho Rep, and Playwrights Horizons. Film: Lincoln, Mickey Blue Eyes, Party Girl, Path to Paradise, and the upcoming Indignation, Great Gilly Hopkins, and Yinz. TV: “The Good Wife,” “Elementary,” “Person of Interest,” all “Law & Order” series, and recurring roles on “The Practice”, “Covert Affairs” and “Perception.”
(Actor) Yale and La Jolla productions of INDECENT. New York: DEATH OF THE LIBERAL CLASS (New Ohio); CITY OF (Playwrights Realm); STUNNING (LCT3); GALILEO with F. Murray Abraham; THE TEMPEST with Mandy Patinkin, directed by Brian Kulick (CSC); THE TEMPEST, DINNER PARTY directed by David Herskovits (Target Margin); SPY GABRO (3LD); Taylor Mac’s WALK ACROSS THE AMERICA FOR MOTHER EARTH (La MaMa E.T.C.); HENRY V with Liev Schrieber (The Public); PAINTED SNAKE ON A PAINTED CHAIR (OBIE Award, Talking Band); MCGURK (Elevator Repair Service); THE FOURTH SISTER (The Vineyard); and Richard Foreman’s Samuel’s MAJOR PROBLEMS (Ontological Theater at St. Mark’s). Regional: David Adjmi’s MARIE ANTOINETTE (ART/Yale Rep); THE SCHOOL FOR WIVES (Two River Theater). Film: The Family. TV: Dr. Orpheus on “The Venture Brothers.”
(Actor) Yale and La Jolla productions of INDECENT. Broadway: THE VISIT, ENRON, THE CAINE MUTINY COURT-MARTIAL, AIDA. Off-Broadway: ROAD SHOW, RICHARD Ill, HENRY VI (title role), ‘TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE, HENRY VI PARTS 1 AND 2, AMERICAN DOCUMENT with The Martha Graham Dance Company (The Public); THE SEVEN, SCORE, THE MEDIUM (NYTW); DORIS TO DARLENE (Playwrights Horizons); IPHIGENIA 2.0, HOT ‘N’ THROBBING (Signature); PASSION, ORLANDO (CSC); SEPTIMUS AND CLARISSA; THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (TFANA/The Royal Shakespeare Company); THE TROJAN WOMEN/A LOVE STORY, MARATHON DANCING, ANOTHER PERSON IS A FOREIGN COUNTRY; Ahab in Laurie Anderson’s SONGS AND STORIES FROM MOBY DICK (BAM/World Tour); Oscar Wilde in GROSS INDECENCIES (Minetta Lane); HOT MOUTH (MTC); ANTIGONE (Dance Theater Workshop); PEARLS FOR PIGS (Richard Foreman/World Tour); 20+ years with SITI Company.
MAX GORDON MOORE
(Actor, Fight Captain) Yale and La Jolla productions of INDECENT. On Broadway, he was seen in RELATIVELY SPEAKING, three one-act plays written by Ethan Coen, Elaine May, and Woody Allen. Other recent credits include THE MASTER BUILDER with John Turturro (BAM); ARCADIA, THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE (Yale Rep); TIME AND THE CONWAYS (The Old Globe); CONSTELLATIONS (The Seattle Rep), MAN AND SUPERMAN, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (Irish Rep); TRAGEDY: A TRAGEDY (Berkeley Rep); THE SEAGULL (Cleveland Playhouse); RICHARD III, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (California Shakespeare Theater); PLEASURE AND PAIN (Magic Theatre); PRIVATE JOKES, PUBLIC PLACES (Aurora Theatre). Film and TV: Gods Behaving Badly, The Terrors of Basket-Weaving, “Madam Secretary,” and “The Good Wife.” MFA, Yale School of Drama; Herschel Williams Prize in Acting.
(Actor) Yale and La Jolla productions of INDECENT. Broadway: ACT ONE (Lincoln Center Theater), BROOKLYN BOY, I’M NOT RAPPAPORT (revival). Off-Broadway: DISTRACTED (Roundabout). Regional: TWO THINGS YOU DON’T TALK ABOUT AT DINNER (Denver Center Theatre); PERSEPHONE, THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG (Huntington Theatre); WE WON’T PAY! WE WON’T PAY! (Long Wharf); TAKING SIDES, THE GREEKS, LOVE COUNCIL, FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS (Odyssey); LEON & LENA (AND LENZ) (Guthrie Theater); FIGARO GETS A DIVORCE (La Jolla Playhouse); MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, OTHELLO (L.A. Shakespeare Festival). National tour: THE HEIDI CHRONICLES. Film and TV includes: The Thing About My Folks, Arranged, Cold Souls, Permanent Midnight, Bulworth, Corrina, Corrina, Wilder Napalm, Just Another Story, “The Sopranos,” “Law & Order,” “Medium,” “Friends,” “The Practice,” “Seinfeld,” “ER,” “The X-Files,” “NYPD Blue.”
(Actor, Dance Captain) Yale and La Jolla productions of INDECENT. Broadway credits: ONCE, SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, and THE MIRACLE WORKER. Regional theatre includes: IWITNESS (Mark Taper Forum), ELMENO PEA, CLOUDLANDS, CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE (South Coast Rep), CAMILLE (Bard Summerscape), LOST LAND (Steppenwolf Theater), and LOVELACE: A ROCK OPERA (LA Weekly, LADCC and Garland Award winner). Film/TV: Look Away, Evol: The Theory of Love, FracKtured, “Elementary,” “The Get Down” and “The Blacklist.” She is a co-creator of the comedy web series “Miss Teri” and is a member of several bands including her own, moxy phinx. katrinalenk.com
You Want What? Productions, Inc./Nick Kargel
(Production Manager) In addition to production management, Nick and You Want What? Productions, Inc. design and/or build scenery for theatre (Central City Opera, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Theatre Aspen); film / television (Kevin Nealon: Whelmed, But Not Overly, Showtime; KGMH Denver’s 7 breaking news room; REAL LIFE FIFA 2016 SKILLS GAMES, Major League Soccer; DECAY, Ghost Orchid Films), corporate events (HP, Verizon, Harley Davidson, Denver Comic Con), theme parks (Elitch Gardens, Darien Lake, Lagoon, multiple Six Flags), museums, restaurants, parties, and anything else they can think of.
(Props Master) is back at Vineyard Theatre for a second time with DOT, previously having been Props Master for BILLY & RAY. She worked as the Production Props Assistant for A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER which just closed on Broadway, BRIGHT STAR which is coming to Broadway in February 2016, THE SPRING SPECTACULAR at Radio City Music Hall, and been Prop Master for shows at BAM, The Westside Theatre, BARD College’s summerscape opera festival, and worked as the Assistant Props Master at The Public Theatre for HAMILTON. But sorry…she can’t get you tickets.
(Assistant Stage Manager) Broadway: Orphans, Soul Doctor, The Road to Mecca, Harvey. National Tours: Once the musical. Off-Broadway: Just Jim Dale; Nevermore; Tail! Spin!; Water by the Spoonful; Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812; The Tribute Artist; Olive and the Bitter Herbs; The Divine Sister.
returns to The Vineyard as Associate Director, having held the same title on Colman Domingo’s DOT. He was most recently seen on Broadway in PRINCE OF BROADWAY at Manhattan Theatre Club. Prior to that, he Associate Directed the Broadway revival of FALSETTOS and will resume that position for the national tour in the coming year. He was on the original creative team of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS and worked on all productions in the US and UK. Broadway performing credits include THE APPLE TREE, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, and CHAPLIN. Eric is board member of the Broadway Method Academy, Westport Country Playhouse’s resident conservatory.
Vineyard Theatre: THE AMATEURS, THIS DAY FORWARD, DOT. Broadway designs include M. BUTTERFLY, SUNSET BOULEVARD, BANDSTAND, INDECENT, THE VISIT, THE REAL THING, VIOLET. Off-Broadway designs include: JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERA, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, HERE LIES LOVE, BURIED CHILD, PERICLES, BOOTY CANDY, MY NAME IS ASHER LEV, GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN, ROMEO AND JULIET.
(Sound Designer) This is Tom’s second show at Vineyard Theatre. In the past his Broadway designs, over 50 in all, have included Neil Simon’s JAKES WOMEN, LOST IN YONKERS, RUMORS, BROADWAY BOUND, BILOXI BLUES, BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, ODD COUPLE, THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG, LITTLE ME, FOOLS. Also PASSING STRANGE, GOOD VIBRATIONS, FOOL MOON, BLAST, MACBETH, GREASE, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, ME AND MY GIRL, ARTIST DESCENDING A STAIRCASE, AINT MISBEHAVIN, DROOD, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, PETER ALLEN UP IN ONE, SAMMY DAVIS JR. STOP THE WORLD
(Costume Designer) Regional: SEVEN GUITARS (Actors Theatre of Louisville), MCHU ADO ABOUT NOTHING, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), SAFEHOUSE (Cincinnati Playhouse), CLYBOURNE, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL (The Hangar Theatre), GOD OF CARNAGE (Alliance Theatre), A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ). New York: SEVEN GUITARS, BROKE-OLOGY (The Juilliard School), SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN (NY Conservatory), WHEN WE MET, THE TROUBLE WITH DOUG (CAP 21), STRETCH, A FANTASIA (New Georges), MILK LIKE SUGAR, OO-BLA-DEE, ASSASSINS, THE WHO’S TOMMY, A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM and ST. JOAN (NYU Tisch). Assistant Costume Design TV: “Daredevil” (Netflix), “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO). Assistant Costume Design Broadway: Magic Bird, First Date, Memphis the Musical and Flashdance the Musical (1st National Tour). Kara holds her MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and BFA from Ithaca College.
(Jackie) recently won the Elliot Norton Award for her performance as Ms Calvin in THE SHAPE SHE MAKES at A.R.T. Her Broadway & Off-Broadway credits include BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, LOST IN YONKERS (Drama Desk Nominated Production), ALMOST MAINE and MARION BRIDGE. Select regional theater credits include American Conservatory Theater, The Guthrie, Baltimore Center Stage, Arizona Theatre Company and Barrington Stage. Recent film and television credits include “Louie,” “House of Cards,” Francis Ha, Morning Glory, “The Big C,” and “Bored To Death.” Her film Before/During/After is in early pre-production and will be shot late summer.
Fidel) Broadway: ON THE TOWN (Gabey u/s), WEST SIDE STORY (Chino). Off-Broadway: NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS (LCT). Regional: SOMEWHERE (Hartford Stage, CT Critics Circle Nomination). Film: The Empty Building. TV: “Looking” on HBO, “Taxi: Brooklyn” on NBC, “Sinatra: Voice For a Century” Live from Lincoln Center, “The 69th Annual Tony Awards,” “The 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,” “The 63rd Annual Tony Awards.” Matriculated at Yale University. For my Family.
Libya V. Pugh
Libya V. Pugh (Averie) Off-Broadway: ETHEL SINGS, THE BLUEST EYE, THE ODYSSEY. Regional: CLYBOURNE PARK (The Alley), THE COMPLETELY FICTIONAL…EDGAR ALLEN POE, THE RIVALS, CAROLINE, OR CHANGE (Baltimore Center Stage), DREAMS OF SARA BREEDLOVE (Goodman Theatre), MACBETH (Chicago Shakespeare), THE BLUEST EYE, WEDDING BAND (Steppenwolf Theatre), CHRISTMAS CAROL (Milwaukee Repertory), AS YOU LIKE IT (Milwaukee Shakespeare), SMOLDERING FIRES (First Stage Milwaukee), JULIUS CAESAR (Shakespeare on the Sound), DOUBT (Peterborough Players), HAMLET (Baltimore Shakespeare), PIANO LESSON, FROM THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA (Congo Square). Tour: ROMEO AND JULIET, AINT SUPPOSE TO DIE A NATURAL DEATH (Classical Theatre of Harlem). TV: “Law and Order: SVU,” “One Life to Live,” “Jack’s Big Music Show,” “Platinum Wigs,” “Love or Money.” Film: Dark Seed.
STEPHEN CONRAD MOORE
(Donnie) New York: The Civilians, Classical Theatre of Harlem, Columbia Stages, Company Cypher, Full Stop Collective, Flux Theatre, HERE Arts Center, The Lark Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Works, The Playwright’s Theatre, Red Fern Theatre and Working Man’s Clothes. Regional: Co World Premier of Thomas Bradshaw’s FULFILLMENT and World Premier of the Jeff Award-winning THE PROJECTS at American Theater Company. Other regional credits: Arizona Theatre Company, The Ensemble Company for the Performing Arts, Hope Repertory Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, O’Neill Theatre Center, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Shakespeare Theatre in D.C., Virginia Stage Company, Yale Repertory Theatre. Hong Kong: Festival of “The Lion King”. Film: Margaret, The Painting, Wedding Daze, Yield. TV: “Chicago PD,” “Empire,” “Sesame Street.” Trained at the Yale School of Drama.
(Dotty) Broadway: THE LITTLE FOXES. Off-Broadway: HOODOO LOVE (The Cherry Lane Theatre, Audelco Award for Best Supporting Actress), HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA (The Pearl Theatre Company). Regional: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (Papermill Playhouse), FENCES (Oregon Shakespeare Fest.), HAVING OUR SAY (Triad Stage), SKIN OF OUR TEETH (Delaware Theatre Co., Philadelphia Critics Award nomination), BLOODLINE (Hangar Theatre), THE OLD SETTLER (Buffalo Studio Arena). Off-Off Broadway: M: THE MANDELA SAGA (Theatre for the New City, Lead Actress Audelco Award). International: THE PEN AND THE PODIUM (Edinburgh Festival in Scotland). Film: American Gangster, Boiler Room, Life Breath, Hill and Gully, Fleecing Led Zeppelin. TV: “Nurse Jackie,” “The Affair,” “The Leftovers,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “The 22.”
(Adam) Plays Steven on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning “Modern Family.” He is the star and producer of the web series “Submissions Only.” Recently he played Pete in the world premier of THE 12 by Robert Schenkkan and Neil Berg at the Denver Center. He played Luke in the regional premier of NEXT FALL (St. Louis Rep). NYC/Broadway credits include RENT, WICKED, I LOVE YOU BECAUSE and PIRATES OF PENZANCE (Lortel Award nom.). Regional: NYS&F, O’Neill Theater Festival, George Street Playhouse, Arizona Theater Company, Ars Nova, Theaterworks Palo Alto, Westport Country Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, Bucks County Playhouse and more. Recordings: I Love You Because and Next Thing You Know. Syracuse University BFA Drama.
(Stunt Consultant) Fight-Direction (UnkleDave’s Fight-House) – UDFH is a team of fight-directors founded by Dave Anzuelo. Core members of the team are Jesse Geguzis, Gerry Rodriguez, and Sean Griffin. Broadway: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (Palace), DISGRACED (Lyceum). Off-Broadway: KILL FLOOR (LCT3), MERCURY FUR (New Group), LIQUID PLAIN (Signature), TO THE BONE (Cherry Lane), THE PATRON SAINT OF SEA MONSTERS (Playwrights Horizons), ADORATION OF THE OLD WOMAN (Intar), THE MUSCLES IN OUR TOES (Labyrinth), THE HILL TOWN PLAYS (Rattlestick). Regional: DISGRACED (Goodman), 7 GUITARS (Two River Theater), THE MOTHER F**KER WITH THE HAT (Kitchen Theater), WHIPPING MAN (Dorset Theater). Film: Poor Behavior, Big Al, Emoticon.
Michael Cassara, CSA
(Casting Director) FORBIDDEN BROADWAY (last two editions/cast albums), I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE (2014-15 Equity national tour), THE 12 (Denver Center/world premiere). Film credits include The Hyperglot (Artios nomination for excellence in casting, dir. Michael Urie), Paper Dreams, Contest, and Grantham & Rose (dir. Kristin Hanggi, starring Marla Gibbs and Jake T. Austin). Regional theatre credits include productions for Gulfshore Playhouse, Denver Center, The Old Globe, Great Lakes Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Festival and many more. Resident Casting Director for the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) since 2007 and the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) since 2013. Michael is a native Clevelander and a member of the Casting Society of America. BFA, Otterbein University. MichaelCassara.net/@michaelcassara
(Assistant Stage Manager) Broadway: HAND TO GOD, MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN, AWAKE AND SING!, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, BLONDE IN THE THUNDERBIRD, SLY FOX. Off-Broadway: CITY OF CONVERSATION (LCT), LADY DAY (Little Shubert), GOLDEN AGE (MTC), FALLING (Minetta Lane), THE FANTASTICKS (Snapple Theater), OUR HOUSE (Playwrights Horizons), SPEECH & DEBATE (RTC), SIDES, THE FEAR IS REAL (Culture Project), TOUCH and ANTIGONE PROJECT (WPP) and National Actors Theatre productions of RIGHT YOU ARE, PERSIANS and THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI.
(Production Stage Manager) Productions include: Radio City Music Hall: CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR. Broadway: JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG, SHE LOVES ME. Off-Broadway: ATOMIC, LOVE AND INFORMATION, NOTHING TO HIDE, I FORGIVE YOU RONALD REAGAN, THE REVISIONIST, BULLET FOR ADOLF, IN MASKS OUTRAGEOUS AND AUSTERE, TEA AT FIVE, THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI, NAKED BOYS SINGING.
(Associate Director) has worked with Scott Schwartz on many projects including GOLDA’S BALCONY (Broadway), SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS (Paper Mill) and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (The Alley), to name a few. Her directing credits include DEATH: THE MUSICAL (Village Theatre’s 2015 Festival of New Musicals), MY DAD’S CRAZIER THAN YOUR DAD and THE BOY IN THE BASEMENT (Outstanding Director award) at the NY International Fringe Festival, HEARTBREAK HOUSE and THE HALLOWEEN PLAYS for Brave New World Repertory in Brooklyn. She serves as Associate Director on DADDY LONG LEGS which is currently running Off-Broadway at the Davenport Theatre. Nell is also a singer-songwriter and her songs can be heard on
Leah J. Loukas
(Hair & Makeup Design) Broadway: THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, ON THE TOWN, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, AMERICAN IDIOT, IRENA’S VOW.
(Dance Arrangements) Music director of Encores! at New York City Center. Broadway music directing credits include DAMES AT SEA, WHITE CHRISTMAS, FINIAN’S RAINBOW, THE PAJAMA GAME, WONDERFUL TOWN and the upcoming shows TUCK EVERLASTING and BRIGHT STAR by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Emmy Award winner for The Kennedy Center Honors.
(Music Director) Received both a Master of Music in Conducting and a Bachelor of Music in Music Theatre Accompanying from Shenandoah University. Broadway credits: AMAZING GRACE (conductor), FINDING NEVERLAND, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, GIGI, SIDE SHOW, KINKY BOOTS, FIRST DATE, ANNIE. Off-Broadway credits: MAD LIBS LIVE! (Music Supervisor), HEATHERS, AVENUE Q. Other credits: RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center. Thanks to Dom, Scott, Chase, his wife Amy and their newest addition, baby Sam!
(Music Supervision, Arrangements, Orchestrations) Selected Credits as MD/Arranger/Orchestrator include: Broadway: WICKED (also Associate Music Supervisor for 8 years), FIRST DATE. National Tour: WICKED, OLIVER!, CABARET. Off-Broadway: HEATHERS (New World Stages), THE KID (The New Group), THE BLUE FLOWER (Second Stage). Regional: MOONSHINE (Dallas Theater Center), LMNOP (Houston TUTS), ELF (Paper Mill Playhouse), SECONDHAND LIONS (Seattle 5th Avenue Theatre). Dominick has produced multiple recordings with the likes of Rupert Holmes, Dolly Parton, Andrew Lippa, Stephen Schwartz, and Marvin Hamlisch, and he is the Drane-Tillman Distinguished Professor of Music Theatre at his alma-mater, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Thanks and love to the amazing Vicki, and brand-new baby son Marco!
(Sound Designer) Broadway: HOLLER IF YOU HEAR ME, SOUL DOCTOR. Tours: FLASHDANCE, MAMMA MIA!, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Broadway Associate: KINKY BOOTS, HUGH JACKMAN, LEAP OF FAITH, BONNIE & CLYDE, SISTER ACT, COME FLY AWAY, 9 TO 5, THE LITTLE MERMAID, MAMMA MIA!, TARZAN, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, IN MY LIFE. Regional: HARMONY, THE NUTTY PROFESSOR, EMMA, ROBIN AND THE 7 HOODS, SAMMY, ACE, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, SWEENEY TODD, MISS SAIGON. David is a recipient of the Kevin Kline Award for Best Sound Design for ACE together with John Shivers, and is fortunate to be able to continue his long-time collaboration with John on this project.
(Sound Designer) Recent credits include, MOONSHINE DTC, KINKY BOOTS (London and Toronto), MUNY 2015 season. Broadway credits include: KINKY BOOTS (2013 Tony Award recipient), HOLLER IF YOU HEAR ME, HUGH JACKMAN, SISTER ACT, 9 TO 5, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, THE LITTLE MERMAID, TARZAN and Billy Crystal’s 700 SUNDAYS. Regional credits include: THE NUTTY PROFESSOR, TALES OF THE CITY, EMMA, ROBIN AND THE 7 HOODS. Additional credits include: Worldwide productions of THE LION KING, MARY POPPINS, THE PRODUCERS, HAIRSPRAY, AIDA, TITANIC, HOW TO SUCCEED…’95, BIG, TOMMY, GUYS AND DOLLS, and THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY. Other credits: Savion Glover, Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach, Gregory Hines and engineering at Electric Lady Studios. John has a “gem” of a daughter, Ruby.
(Scenic Designer) Broadway: THE ELEPHANT MAN (starring Bradley Cooper), MIKE TYSON: UNDISPUTED TRUTH (dir. Spike Lee). West End: THE ELEPHANT MAN. Off-Broadway: HEATHERS THE MUSICAL, IMPORTANT HATS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (MTC), GUARDS AT THE TAJ, OUR NEW GIRL (Atlantic), LUCE (Lincoln Center Theatre), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (The Public). Regional: Center Stage Baltimore, Dallas Theatre Center, Cleveland Playhouse, Yale Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Syracuse Stage, Denver Center, ACT San Francisco, Ford’s Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Geva Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, The Old Globe, Studio Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival. Dance: Doug Varone & Dancers, Cedar Lake Dance. TV: “Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo,” “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth,” “Gotham,” “Smash,” “The Today Show.” Education: North Carolina School of the Arts, Yale School of Drama. timothymackabeedesign.com
(Choreographer) Recent choreography: Broadway’s PICNIC and SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, Michael John LaChiusa’s FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE (Public Theater), Sara Bareilles’s WAITRESS (American Repertory Theater), Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz’s THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (La Jolla Playhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse), Joe Iconis’s BE MORE CHILL (Two River Theater), Marisa Michelson’s TAMAR OF THE RIVER (Prospect Theatre, Callaway Award finalist) and SONG OF SONG OF SONGS (Judson Church), THE BLUE FLOWER (Second Stage, Lortel Award nomination), two episodes of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (HBO), “Dance on Broadway” (Nintendo Wii, PlayStation Move) and THE SONG THAT I SING; OR, MEOW SO PRETTY (La MaMa Moves!) and SPLENDOR WE ONLY PARTIALLY IMAGINED (Hudson Valley Dance Festival) for Brooklyn-based dance company The Chase Brock Experience. chasebrock.com
(Robert Grisetti) A 2014 graduate of Circle In The Square Theatre School, Max is excited to make his Off-Broadway debut with this amazing cast and production. Favorite credits include: James Wilson/1776 (Cape Playhouse), Robert Grisetti/FAT CAMP (Workshop), Thorn/THE CALICO BUFFALO (NYMF), Dr.Parker/BAT BOY (Circle In The Square). Television: Warbler/”Glee” (FOX, recurring).
(Marlie) is psyched to join these incredibly talented ranks in her Off-Broadway debut! Past credits: Off-Off Broadway DEVIL AND THE DEEP Theatre East (Annie); NATURAL LIFE T. Schreiber Studios (Young Claire/Ensemble); ROMEO + JULIET Weber State University (Juliet); THE THIRD CROSSING Plan-B Theater Company (Sally Hemmings); HAIR Egyptian Theater Company (Tribe); …SPELLING BEE Weber State University (Marcy Park). TV/Film: “Blue Bloods: Unsung Heroes” (Rachel); “The Times” Tribeca Digital Studios (Leticia).
(Vanessa Williams) A native of Cleveland, OH and a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University, Nyla Watson is making her Vineyard debut. Most recently Nyla was seen in Lincoln Center’s televised production of SHOWBOAT.
(Lydia, Dance Captain) is so excited to be making her Off-Broadway debut! Some of her favorite credits include: GREASE (Jan), ON THE TOWN (Hildy Esterhazy), THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (Miss Flannery), BIG LOVE (Bella/Eleanor), LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA (Ensemble/Dance Captain), and SMILE (Ensemble).
(Taylor) Broadway: IF/THEN, BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL. National Tour: BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL. Regional: HAIRSPRAY (MUNY); TV: “Younger” (TVLand).
(Tank) is ecstatic to be making his Off-Broadway debut in GIGANTIC! Eternal, torrential gratitude to John Shea and all the stars at Frontier Booking Intl.; without them I’d still be an exotic dancer with a heart of gold. Thanks to the Boston Conservatory for giving me an ample skill set, and Brian, Shelba, and James for helping me find my voice. All the love in my heart to my family who keeps me smart and my friends who keep me sane. TV credit: “Manhattan Love Story.”
(Darnell) Vineyard debut! Off-Broadway: FAT CAMP (American Theatre of Actors and NYMF). Regional: GREASE (MUNY St. Louis), DREAMGIRLS (Portland Center Stage), FAT CAMP (Cleveland Playhouse). Developmental: A STRANGE LOOP (Musical Theatre Factory), EIGHTY-SIXED (Second Stage). Larry is a recent graduate of The School at Steppenwolf, where his instructors included Amy Morton and K. Todd Freeman.
(Mike) Broadway: GUYS AND DOLLS, Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Drama Desk nomination, Theatre World award) also L.A. and London cast, FROGS, KISS ME KATE. LIL’ ABNER and DU BARRY WAS A LADY at Encores! MOST HAPPY FELLA at NY City Opera. Recent regional work: UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN (Denver Center), HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (Old Globe), THE UNDERPANTS (Long Wharf), CITY OF ANGELS (Goodspeed Opera House), JOHNNY BASEBALL (American Repertory Theatre), SOUND OF MUSIC (Toronto). Mr. Moses is also the author of “Stanislavski Never Wore Tap Shoes (Musical Theatre Acting Craft).”
(Daphne) National Tour: Pat in KINKY BOOTS (1st Nat’l Tour). Off-Broadway: Beatrix et al in JASPER IN DEADLAND (Prospect Theater); Kate et al in CUFF ME! (Entertainment Events). Other Credits: Pamela in HEAD OVER HEELS, Singer in THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO (The Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Nurse in THESE SEVEN SICKNESSES (Drama Desk nominee for Best Direction/play), Hoyden in RESTORATION COMEDY (Drama Desk nomination for Best Direction/play), Koren in A CAUTIONARY TALE (The Flea Theatre); Charwoman in SCROOGE, Ethel in THE MUSIC MAN (Village Light Opera Group); Thelma in HINT (FringeNYC). Training: The Ohio State University; Elena McGhee, Ian Hersey, UCB.
(Ashley Penrod) Television: “Orange Is The New Black,” NBC’s “Peter Pan Live” (Wendy). Taylor attended the University of Michigan before originating the role of Campbell Davis (Fred Astaire Award nominee) in the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production and National Tour of BRING IT ON: The Musical. Regional credits include GREASE (Sandy) at Papermill Playhouse and The St. Louis MUNY, FOOTLOOSE (Ariel) Kansas City Starlight, and HAIRSPRAY (Amber) MUNY.
(Anshel) New York credits include: SATURDAY NIGHT (York Theatre), GARY GOLDFARB: MASTER ESCAPIST (NYMF, Outstanding Individual Performance Award), THE VELVETEEN RABBIT (DR2 Theatre). Regional credits include: PETER PAN (Smee), ALL SHOOK UP (Dennis), FAME (Joe), and JOSEPH… (Issachar/Baker) at Artpark. BFA in Music Theatre from Elon University.
(Britta) Off-Broadway: HEATHERS THE MUSICAL (Martha, OCR). Regional: BE MORE CHILL (Jenna Rolan, OCR), …SPELLING BEE (Logainne), HAIRSPRAY (Tracy). TV: Nickelodeon’s “See Dad Run.” Workshops: Fat Camp (Britta), Disney’s “Freaky Friday” (Gretchen). She hails from the great state of Mississippi; BFA Musical Theatre from Belmont University.
(Sandy) Broadway: Originated the roles of Serena in LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL (Clarence Derwent Award), Jayne Hurly in A CATERED AFFAIR (Drama Desk nomination) and Woman 1 in SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM. Other Broadway credits include: HAIRSPRAY and Jovie in ELF. Off-Broadway: Original casts of GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL (Drama Desk nomination), ROOMS A ROCK ROMANCE (Outer Critics Circle nomination), PIECE OF MY HEART, NOBODY LOVES YOU, MEMORY SHOW. Tour: URINETOWN (Little Becky). Solo shows: Beautiful Disaster (Joe’s Pub) and Leslie Kritzer is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches (TimeOut NY Award). Currently playing Ray Romano’s wife, Moira Yankowitz, on the HBO series “Vinyl.”
(Aspen) Past credits: International Tour: BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL (Nautica), Regional: Young Groupie in ROCK OF AGES (Gateway Playhouse, Regional Premiere), MY FAIR LADY (The Cape Playhouse), Maria Huerta in SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (Gateway Playhouse and Ogunquit Playhouse).
(Book) Tim Drucker, with Randy Blair, has written the books to PEREZ HILTON SAVES THE UNIVERSE (Best Musical FringeNYC), FAT CAMP (NYMF Best of Fest), and SPIDERMUSICAL. Other works include HAUTE MESS (Ars Nova, The Other Baldwins) and RUFF (#serials at The Flea). Directing work includes the Off-Broadway productions of SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN…, SPIDERMUSICAL, and STINKYKIDS! (Vital Theater, Off-Broadway Alliance Award Best Family Musical).
(Book and Lyrics) Randy Blair is the conceiver and co-creator of the musicals PEREZ HILTON SAVES THE UNIVERSE (Best Musical FringeNYC), FAT CAMP (NYMF Best of Fest), and SPIDERMUSICAL. Other works include HAUTE MESS and THE OTHER BARRYMORES (Ars Nova), RUFF (#serials at The Flea), and Leslie Kritzer’s BEAUTIFUL DISASTER (Joe’s Pub). He is also a contributing writer for TV’s “Billy on the Street.” As an actor, Randy most recently appeared in the critically acclaimed musical adaptation of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep.
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(Music) Matthew roi Berger is a New York City-based songwriter and the composer for films and stage works, including New York Musical Theatre Festival’s Best of Fest Award-winning FAT CAMP, the indie cult fav SPIDERMUSICAL, and New York Neo-Classical Ensemble’s TWELFTH NIGHT. He has written music for the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Old Vic’s Arden Project and UC Santa Barbara, among others. Matt is the guitarist and songwriter for Teen Girl Scientist Monthly, and a graduate of NYU Tisch’s Experimental Theater Wing.
(Director) Scott Schwartz directed the Broadway productions of GOLDA’S BALCONY and JANE EYRE (co-directed with John Caird). His Off-Broadway work includes MURDER FOR TWO, BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL (Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Awards, Outstanding Off Broadway Musical; Drama Desk Award nomination, Outstanding Director of a Musical), tick, tick…BOOM! (Outer Critics Circle, Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical; Drama Desk nomination, Outstanding Director of a Musical), THE FOREIGNER starring Matthew Broderick, ROOMS: A ROCK ROMANCE, KAFKA’S THE CASTLE (Outer Critics Circle nomination, Outstanding Director of a Play), and NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY. He also directed MURDER FOR TWO in its current US tour and GOLDA’S BALCONY on tour, in London, in Los Angeles at the Wadsworth Theatre and in San Francisco at American Conservatory Theatre. He directed the World Premiere of SÉANCE ON A WET AFTERNOON starring Lauren Flanigan at Opera Santa Barbara and subsequently at New York City Opera. Schwartz’s other recent credits include the US premiere of Disney’s THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at La Jolla Playhouse and Paper Mill Playhouse, the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s WHAT WE’RE UP AGAINST and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and OTHELLO at the Alley Theatre, the world premiere of SECONDHAND LIONS at the 5th Avenue, and the world premiere of CONVICTION at Bay Street Theater. Regional theaters include: Arizona Theatre Company, Asolo Rep, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Cleveland Playhouse, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Dallas Theatre Center, Denver Center, Geffen Playhouse, Goodspeed, La Jolla Playhouse, Old Globe, Paper Mill Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, PCPA, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Portland Center Stage, Rubicon, Signature Theatre, Theatreworks, Virginia Stage Company, Westport Country Playhouse and others. Schwartz is the Artistic Director of Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, NY, and is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, an Associate Artist at the Alley Theatre and a graduate of Harvard University.
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s plays include Girls, Everybody, War, Gloria, Appropriate, An Octoroon, and Neighbors. A Residency Five playwright at Signature Theatre and a 2020 Guggenheim fellow, his honors include a USA Artists fellowship, the Charles Wintour Award, the MacArthur fellowship, the Windham-Campbell Prize for Drama, the Steinberg Playwriting Award, and the inaugural Tennessee Williams Award. A proud member of the Dramatists Guild council, he serves on the boards of Soho Rep and the Dramatists Guild Foundation and is an Associate Professor of Practice at the University of Texas at Austin.
RYAN SPAHN (He/Him) Off-Broadway: Lessons in Survival (Vineyard Theatre), Mr. Toole (59E59), How To Load A Musket (59E59), Moscow x6 (MCC and Williamstown), Daniel’s Husband (Westside Theatre and Primary Stages), Summer and Smoke (Classic Stage and Transport Group), Still at Risk (Theatre for the New City), Exit Strategy (Primary Stages), Gloria (Vineyard Theatre). Film: He’s Way More Famous Than You (co-writer), Grantham and Rose (writer), Woven (co-writer). Playwright: Adrienne and The White Bird, Inspired By True Events, Nora Highland, Blessed and Highly Favored. Training: The Juilliard School. Ryan will appear in the upcoming seasons of “The Second Wave” (recurring, CBS Spectrum Originals) and “Modern Love” (Amazon). His play Nora Highland was shot as a feature film during the pandemic, and had its world premiere at the 2020 NewFest: New York’s LGBT Film Festival. His work has been published by Rotten Tomatoes and USA Today.
Jeanine Serralles: Selected NY credits include: Catch as Catch Can (Page 73); Don’t You F***ing Say a Word (59E59); Gloria (Vineyard-Drama Desk nomination, Lucille Lortel nomination-featured actress), The Black Eyed (New York Theatre Workshop, Drama League nomination), Hold Please (Working Theater, Drama Desk nomination-Featured Actress). Selected Regional credits include: Girls (Yale Rep), MoscowX6 (Williamstown), These Paper Bullets (Yale Rep, Connecticut Critics Circle Nomination-Outstanding Actress in a play); Tartuffe (Westport Country Playhouse, Connecticut Critics Circle Award-Featured Actress). Selected Film & TV: Utopia (Amazon, series regular), The Woman in the Window (upcoming), Hot Summer Nights, Cubby, Inside Llewyn Davis, The Abolitionists, No Pay-Nudity, Bull(recurring). The Path, Person of Interest, The Good Wife. MFA: Yale School of Drama
JENNIFER KIM (Kendra/Jenna) Off-Broadway: Gloria (Vineyard Theatre; Goodman Theatre), The Amateurs (Vineyard Thatre), Engagements (Second Stage). TV: “Search Party” (Tbs), “Trinkets” (Netflix), “Mozart In The Jungle” (Amazon), “Station 19 (Abc), “Room 104” (Hbo), “Happy” (Netflix), “Easy” (Netflix), And “Sydney To The Max (Disney). Film: The Bourne Legacy, She Dies Tomorrow, Corporate Animals, Black Bear, First Winter, Newly Single, Confessions Of A Shopaholic, The Unity Of All Things, Intimate Semaphores, The Dark End Of The Street, I Blame Society, Lace Crater, And The Incredible Jessica James. BFA From NYU/Tisch School Of The Arts.
Michael Crane New York Theater: Dracula (CSC), Gloria, This Day Forward (Vineyard), Little Women, The Body Of An America (Primary Stages), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, King Lear And Richard III (Public Theater), Taking Care Of Baby (Mtc), Doris To Darlene (Playwrights Horizons), The Tenant (Woodshed Collective). Regional: Noises Off (Two River Theater), Father Comes Home From The Wars (A.R.T.), Hamlet (Pioneer Theatre), Hell Meets Henry Halfway (Pig Iron Theatre Co.), Goodman, Long Wharf, Williamstown, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Weston Playhouse. TV/Film: “Succession,” “The Blacklist,” “People Of Earth,” “The Good Fight,” “Barry,” “Damages,” “White Collar,” “Winter’s Tale,” “Law & Order,” “Kings,” “Winter’s Tale.” Mfa: Nyu.
Catherine Combs Off-Broadway: The Hairy Ape (Park Avenue Armory) Gloria (The Vineyard Theatre) The Sensuality Party (The New Group) Regional: A View From The Bridge dir. Ivo Van Hove (Center Theatre Group/ The Kennedy Center/ Goodman Theatre) Smokefall (Goodman Theatre) The Edge of Our Bodies and The Delling Shore both world premieres at the ATL Humana Festival of New American Plays. TV: Fosse/Verdon (FX) The Deuce (HBO) New Amsterdam (NBC)
(Brom) Theatre: GLORIA (also Goodman Theatre). Broadway: THE CHERRY ORCHARD, IN THE HEIGHTS (also First National Tour). Off-Broadway: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Public), HEAD OF PASSES (Public), THE FLICK (Barrow Street), FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE (Public), CHOIR BOY (Manhattan Theatre Club), THE NETFLIX PLAYS (Ars Nova) 10 THINGS TO DO BEFORE I DIE (Second Stage). Regional: HEAD OF PASSES (Center Theatre Group, Steppenwolf), FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE (Dallas Theater Center), GOOD GOODS (Yale Rep), KINGDOM (Old Globe). Film: Equity (Sundance, Tribeca 2016). TV: Louis CK’s “Horace and Pete,” “The Big C” (Showtime), “Unforgettable” (CBS). Education: BFA in Drama, Carnegie Mellon University.
Howard Tilkin (Assistant Stage Manager): Vineyard Theatre: NOW. HERE. THIS.; CHECKERS. Broadway: OF MICE AND MEN, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, LUCKY GUY. Off-Broadway: PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE (Public: Mobile Shakespeare Unit), SWEENEY TODD (New York Philharmonic), 3 KINDS OF EXILE AND DREAMS OF FALLING (Atlantic Theater Company), DOMESTICATED (Lincoln Center Theater), Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, CLOSE UP SPACE (Manhattan Theatre Club), Bridge Project: AS YOU LIKE IT/THE TEMPEST (Brooklyn Academy of Music). National Tour: FLASHDANCE, THE MUSICAL. Education: NYU Tisch—Production and Design Studio.
Lisa Iacucci (Production Stage Manager) Broadway: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER, WAR HORSE, CONTACT, NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES, EPIC PROPORTIONS. SF/Boston Tour: THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. Not Broadway: Shows at Lincoln Center Theater, The Public, Vineyard Theatre, NYTW, NYSAF, Second Stage, MTC, ART, REDCAT, The Kennedy Center, Spoleto Festival USA, Manchester International Festival, Théâtre du Châtelet, Royal Opera House.
Jim Carnahan, C.S.A.
Vineyard Theatre: BROOKLYNITE, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS. Roundabout’s Director of Artistic Development, where he has cast over 75 shows, most recently TRAVESTIES; TIME AND THE CONWAYS; THE PRICE; IF I FORGET; LOVE, LOVE, LOVE; LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT; SHE LOVES ME; NOISES OFF. He has cast over 50 other Broadway shows, mostly recently HEAD OVER HEELS, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, ANGELS IN AMERICA, FARINELLI AND THE KING, 1984, GROUNDHOG DAY. Recent London: GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, GLASS MENAGERIE, NICE FISH, THE RED BARN. Film/TV: The Seagull, “Glee” (Emmy nomination).
Johanna McKeon (Associate Director) Broadway: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, AMERICAN IDIOT, GREY GARDENS. Broadway Tours: AMERICAN IDIOT, RENT. Directing credits include TOKIO CONFIDENTIAL (Atlantic Stage 2), I HAVE LOVED STRANGERS (Clubbed Thumb), COMEDY OF ERRORS, SCHMOOZY TOGETHERNESS (Williamstown Theatre Festival), THE RISE AND FALL OF ANNIE HALL, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, CYMBELINE (Vineyard Playhouse), THE MOSCOWS OF NANTUCKET (Nantucket Theater Workshop), SEMI-PERMANENT (NY Fringe Festival Award, Outstanding Solo Show), FUNCTIONAL DRUNK (Ontological-Hysteric Theater), HATFUL OF RAIN (ITS Festival, Warsaw). Recent Musical Development Workshops: GOLDEN MOTORS (Derek Bermel and Wendy Walters), ROSIE! (Music by Larry Gatlin), BIEDERMAN’S MATCH (Book by Beau Willimon). Guest Faculty: Bard College, Strasberg Institute. Fellowships: Drama League, Boris Sagal and Fulbright. MFA, UT Austin.
Andrew Lazarow (Video and Projection Design) Most recently designed Andrew Lippa’s I AM HARVEY MILK at Lincoln Center, and workshopped a new project with Caryl Churchill and Mark-Wing Davey. Other projects include Daniel Fish’s installation ETERNAL, Fish’s HOUSE FOR SALE, and arena events for His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Andrew has been recognized by Apple for “Outstanding Achievement in Film” and recently received a grant from Google to develop new approaches to interactive video at NYU’s Tisch, where he also teaches.
Kai Harada (Sound Design) Designs include LITTLE DANCER (Kennedy Center); ON THE TOWN (Broadway); FOLLIES (Drama Desk and Tony Award nominations); FUN HOME (Drama Desk nomination); FIRST DATE (Broadway); MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET; ZORRO (Moscow, Atlanta); HINTERM HORIZONT (Berlin); PIRATES OF PENZANCE (Portland Opera); SHE LOVES ME (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); FIRST YOU DREAM (Kennedy Center); RENT (5th Avenue Theatre); and BARBIE LIVE!. Associate design credits to Tony Meola include A CHRISTMAS CAROL; Disney’s DER GLOCKNER VON NOTRE DAME; KISS ME, KATE; and WICKED. Audio Consultant for HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on Broadway. Education: Yale University.
Kevin Adams (Lighting Design) Vineyard: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, others. Broadway: HEDWIG (Tony Award), AMERICAN IDIOT (Tony Award), SPRING AWAKENING (Tony Award), THE 39 STEPS (Tony Award), EVERYDAY RAPTURE, HANDS ON A HARDBODY, NEXT TO NORMAL (Tony nom), HAIR (Tony nom), PASSING STRANGE, A CLASS ACT, TAKE ME OUT, MAN AND BOY, HEDDA GABLER. Solo shows for John Leguizamo, Eve Ensler, Eric Bogosian, Anna Deveare Smith, Sandra Bernhard. Off-Broadway includes: SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, CARRIE, RENT, PETER AND JERRY, THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL’S GUIDE…, THE ILLUSION, SOME MEN, BETTY’S SUMMER VACATION, THE DONKEY SHOW. Also: RIGOLETTO (Metropolitan Opera), CANDIDE (Lincoln Center), Donmar Warehouse, Steppenwolf Theatre, Yale Rep, NY City Opera, Blue Man Group (Las Vegas, Hollywood Bowl, North American tour, Berlin), Audra McDonald at Joe’s Pub, Town Hall and Lincoln Center. For his work Off-Broadway he has received two Lucille Lortel Awards and an Obie for Sustained Excellence.
Andrea Lauer (Costume Design) is a costume/set designer and stylist, as well as a multimedia artist working with clothing and interactive, responsive technologies. Her recent design credits include Broadway’s BRING IT ON, AMERICAN IDIOT (Broadway and touring productions), STREB’s: Forces and the 2012 London Cultural Olympiad, in addition to theatrical, dance, and opera productions in New York and around the country. Lauer is also a stylist for various artists, musicians and publications. Her work can be seen in Rolling Stone, Vogue, Interview, OUT Magazine, the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, the Tony Awards, red carpet events, music videos, and promo shoots.
Donyale Werle (Scenic Design) Broadway: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (2012 Tony Award), BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON (2011 Tony nom), ALLEGIANCE (upcoming). Off-Broadway: Encores Off-Center: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, THE NEW BRAIN, THE WILD PARTY, TICK, TICK, BOOM!, FAUST, PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES (City Center), THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE (upcoming-MCC), TOO MUCH SUN (Vineyard), THE EXPLORER’S CLUB (MTC), BROKE-OLGY (Lincoln Center), THE NORTH POOL (Vineyard), BARE (New World Stages), TAMING OF THE SHREW (Theater for a New Audience), JOLLYSHIP THE WHIZBANG (Ars Nova). Regional: SOMEHWERE (Hartford Stage), ONCE ON THIS ISLAND (Papermill Playhouse), THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE (Denver Center), ALLEGIANCE, THE MUSICAL, ROCKY HORROR (The Old Globe). Awards: Tony, Obie, Lucille Lortel, Hewes Design Awards and Outer Critic’s Circle and Drama Desk nominations. Affiliations: Co-chair of the Pre/Post Production Committee for the Broadway Green Alliance. Wingspace Theatrical Design Collective. Donyale speaks nationally and internationally on sustainable design practices for theater.
Kimberly Grigsby (Music Director) Broadway: SPIDERMAN: TURN OFF THE DARK; SPRING AWAKENING; LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA; CAROLINE, OR CHANGE; THE FULL MONTY; YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN; TWELFTH NIGHT (music by Jeanine Tesori). Off-Broadway: THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE; HERE LIES LOVE; CORALINE; MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN; SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED; TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA; THE IMMIGRANT; RADIANT BABY. Other collaborations include ORPHAN OF ZHAO; MY LIFE IS A FAIRY TALE at Lincoln Center Festival (both with lyrics and music by Stephin Merritt); and the premiere of Tesori’s THE LION, THE UNICORN AND ME for Washington National Opera.
Steven Hoggett (Choreography) Recent choreography/movement direction credits include THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT TIME (Broadway/West End/National Theatre); THE LAST SHIP (Broadway); LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (National Theatre of Scotland/Royal Court/West End/St. Ann’s Warehouse); ROCKY THE MUSICAL (Broadway); THE GLASS MENAGERIE (American Repertory Theatre/Broadway); Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT (Broadway); PETER & THE STARCATCHER (Broadway, Lucille Lortel Award – Outstanding Choreography) and ONCE (Broadway, Lucille Lortel Award – Outstanding Choreography); RIGOLETTO (Metropolitan Opera); THE FULL MONTY (Sheffield Lyceum/ West End); DR DEE (Manchester International Festival/ENO). He was Associate Director/Choreographer on BLACK WATCH for National Theatre Scotland (Olivier Award – Best Choreographer); THE LIGHT PRINCESS, DIDO QUEEN OF CARTHAGE, THE HOTHOUSE AND MARKET BOY (National Theatre); HUNTER, 365, THE BACCHAE and THE WOLVES IN THE WALLS (with Improbable at National Theatre of Scotland). He was founding artistic director of Frantic Assembly Theatre Company, where his credits included LITTLE DOGS (with National Theatre Wales), LOVESONG, BEAUTIFUL BURNOUT, OTHELLO (TMA Award – Best Director), STOCKHOLM, POOL (NO WATER) and DIRTY WONDERLAND. As a director, his work includes WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT for NYTW. His film work includes How To Train Your Dragon 2 (Dreamworks). With Scott Graham, he co-wrote The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre (Routledge).
Michael Mayer (Book, Director) is very happy to be back at The Vineyard where he started working 20 years ago as the first recipient of the Daryl Roth Creative Spirit Award. He is currently represented on Broadway with the Tony Award-winning Best Revival, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. He received the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for his production of SPRING AWAKENING, which also played in London, Vienna, Tokyo, and Seoul. His other Broadway credits include: AMERICAN IDIOT (Drama Desk Award for Direction); EVERYDAY RAPTURE; SIDE MAN (Tony Award/Best Play); THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (Tony Award/Best Musical); A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE (Tony Award/Best Revival); YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN; and TRIUMPH OF LOVE. National Tours: ANGELS IN AMERICA; THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE; SPRING AWAKENING; CHARLIE BROWN; and AMERICAN IDIOT. Feature films: A HOME AT THE END OF THE WORLD and FLICKA. Television credits include: “Smash” (Pilot) and “Alpha House” for Amazon Prime. He made his Metropolitan Opera debut with a celebrated new production of RIGOLETTO. He serves on the Board of New York Stage and Film.
Peter Lerman (Book, Music & Lyrics) is making his Off-Broadway debut with BROOKLYNITE. He has written THE SACRED HARP, a musical which was presented at the Disney/ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop and the Musical Theatre Factory. For his work in theater, Peter has won the Stephen Sondheim Young Artist Citation Award, a Dramatists Guild Fellowship, the Jonathan Larson Award from the American Theatre Wing, and the Kennedy Center-ACTF Musical Theater Award. Peter has written music for television including the Emmy Award-winning comedy “Modern Family” on ABC. He is a graduate of Columbia University where he wrote music and lyrics for the Columbia Varsity Show.
Favorite credits: Broadway: SPRING AWAKENING (OBC, Thea). Off-Broadway: THE ANTHEM (Hera), FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY (title role), SPRING AWAKENING, CAPTAIN LOUIE, RADIANT BABY. Regional: A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN (Goodspeed, Connecticut Critics Circle Award), A LITTLE PRINCESS. Workshops: HOME STREET HOME (NOFX musical), BRIGHT STAR (Steve Martin musical), SOME LOVERS (Burt Bacharach musical), FIRST LOVE (with Eve Plumb), MY MOTHER, MY SISTER, & ME (with Valerie Harper). Film/TV: Sing Along (short), “Gossip Girl,” “Law and Order,” “It Could Be Worse.” Columbia University (BA in psychology).
Off-Broadway debut! Regional: WITNESS UGANDA (The American Repertory Theater). TV: Recurring on Showtime’s Golden Globe Award-winning series “The Affair,” “Hart of Dixie,” “Unforgettable,” “Perfect Couples,” “Cold Case.” Princess Grace Award Winner for Theater and a graduate of UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, & Television.
Tom Alan Robbins
Broadway: original casts of: THE LION KING (Pumbaa), IS HE DEAD? (Dutchy), SUNSET BOULEVARD, JEROME ROBBINS BROADWAY, THREEPENNY OPERA, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS. Other Broadway: NEWSIES. Denver Center: THE WHALE (Charlie, World Premiere). Off-Broadway: ON THE VERGE (New York Premiere), ISN’T IT ROMANTIC, THE CRADLE WILL ROCK, THE RISE AND RISE OF DANIEL ROCKET, HENRY V (Public Theatre), KING LEAR (Cornwall). Tours: LES MISÉRABLES (Thenardier), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Tevye), THE PRODUCERS (Franz). Other Theatres: MUSIC IN THE AIR, PARDONG MY ENGLISH, TENDERLOIN (Encores), MY NAME IS ASHER LEV (Cleveland Playhouse). Training: The Juilliard School, The Acting Company.
BEDBUGS!!! (Carly), THE WORLD IS ROUND (BAM), NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, SLEEP NO MORE, LA MAMA CANTATA (La MaMa New York and Spoleto, Italy; Zagreb, Croatia; Belgrade, Serbia), FROM THE FIRE (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011, MTM Best New Musical), THE LAST GOODBYE (WTF 2010), TWELVE OPHELIAS (Woodshed Collective), Grace McLean Lives in Concert (Flea Theater, Ars Nova, Joe’s Pub). Grace McLean & Them Apples’ original music available on iTunes.
Off-Broadway: JASPER IN DEADLAND (Prospect), ANGELINA BALLERINA: HOLIDAY (Vital), REMARKABLE ROOMING HOUSE OF MADAME LEMONDE (La MaMa). Workshops: A BRONX TALE, GLORYANA, WE FOXES, FALL SPRINGS. Concerts: On The Rocks Music of Gomez & Lyles (Don’t Tell Mama), Rated RSO: College Edition (Joe’s Pub).
Ann Harada originated the role of Christmas Eve and appeared in The Vineyard, Broadway and London productions of AVENUE Q and spent two years as stepsister Charlotte in RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA. Other Broadway: 9 TO 5, LES MISÉRABLES (revival), SEUSSICAL, M. BUTTERFLY. Her solo concert was featured in Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series in 2014. Film: The Nest (alt. title: Sisters), Admission, Hope Springs, The Art of Getting By, Feel, Happiness. TV includes: “Smash” (recurring as Linda, the Stage Manager), “The Big C,” “Lipstick Jungle,” “30 Rock.”
Broadway: HAIRSPRAY, 110 IN THE SHADE. Off-Broadway: THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE. Regional: Robert Wilson’s ZINNIAS: THE LIFE OF CLEMENTINE HUNTER, RUINED (LaJolla Playhouse, Huntington Theatre, Berkeley Rep, SFBATCC award), IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU (George Street Playhouse). Film: Maid in Manhattan, Dave Chappelle’s Block Party. Her album, BlackFolkRockStar is on iTunes and carladuren.com.
Broadway: THE BOOK OF MORMON (Elder Price), WAR HORSE (Billy Narracott), SPRING AWAKENING (Hanschen), BYE BYE BIRDIE (Hugo Peabody). National Tour: SPRING AWAKENING (Melchior). Off-Broadway: JASPER IN DEADLAND (Jasper). Regional: GIANT at Dallas Theater Center (Jordy Jr). Film/TV: “Gossip Girl” (Jonathan), Private Romeo (Glenn). Recordings: Bare (Peter). Matt’s solo EPs, Daylight and Constant (co-written by Will Van Dyke), are available on iTunes. Attended The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Broadway: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (Tony, Drama Desk nominations, Outer Critics Circle, Theater World awards), ROCK OF AGES. Off-Broadway: THE TOXIC AVENGER. Film/TV: Killer Set (2B Films), “Lilyhammer” (Netflix), “Queer As Folk” (Showtime).
New York: NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (Ars Nova/Kazino), BUNTY BERMAN PRESENTS (New Group), INVASION! (The Flea/PlayCo), Annie Baker’s PRACTICE (Atlantic Theater Company), Rajiv Joseph’s HUCK AND HOLDEN (Cherry Lane Theatre), Christopher Durang’s TRIPLE TROUBLE WITH LOVE (59E59 Theaters), A FOOD ODYSSEY (Invisible Dog, also composed). Regional: Royal Shakespeare Company’s LOVE’S LABOR’S LOST (Shakespeare Theater D.C.). Film/TV: Home, Violet & Daisy, “Happyish,” “Royal Pains,” “L&O:CI,” “The Sopranos,” “The Electric Company,” “One Life To Life” (recurring). Training: Juilliard. Band: Those Lost Boys.
Off-Broadway debut. Credits include: BRIGHT STAR (Old Globe), WORLD FAMOUS (TNC). Readings: BROOKLYNITE (NYSAF), SHEILA LEVINE… (Vineyard), DARLING (Weston Playhouse), THE UNDERCLASSMAN (Prospect Theatre Co.), PIED! and FALL SPRINGS (Ars Nova). Various concerts at Town Hall, Joe’s Pub & 54 Below. CCM Alum.
Broadway: SPRING AWAKENING (OBC), AMERICAN IDIOT (OBC), LES MISÉRABLES (’99). Off-Broadway: BARE THE MUSICAL, THE TALLS. Film: Stuck (2015), Not Fade Away (2012), Boy Wonder (2010). Regional: A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Madison Square Garden 2000, 2001), THE KING AND I (Papermill Playhouse). Gerard also works as a freelance musician (Drums/Guitar) in New York City.
Broadway: ROCK OF AGES, AMERICAN IDIOT, GLORY DAYS, CRY-BABY, HIGH FIDELITY. Off-Broadway: FOUND THE MUSICAL, ALTAR BOYZ.
Joseph Leo Bwarie
JOSEPH LEO BWARIE (Associate Director) has collaborated with Garry Marshall on Billy & Ray since its world premiere in California. Bwarie continues with the play’s New York premiere as associate director. He has a long-time association with Marshall’s Falcon Theatre as a director, playwright and member of the critically acclaimed Troubadour Theater Company. Bwarie is best known nationally for his record-breaking number of performances as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys. He continues to portray the pop icon on Broadway. A California native, Bwarie began his professional singing career at the age of 8 and as a solo recording artist, his records are heard alongside Dean Martin and Harry Connick, Jr. on XM Siriusly Sinatra. Josephleobwarie.com
Mallory Hewell (Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to be back at The Vineyard with the Billy & Ray team! Previously at The Vineyard: The North Pool. Other New York Credits: RED-EYE to HAVRE de GRACE; Fetch Clay, Make Man; A Civil War Christmas; Red Dog Howls (NYTW); A Public Reading…Disney (Soho Rep.); Buddy’s Tavern, Songs for a New World (York Theatre); Breathing Time (Fault Line Theatre); Craig’s Wife (TRG Productions). Regional: Found the Musical (NYS&F); Love in the Wars (Bard SummerScapes). Very proud AEA member and Florida State University alum. All of the love to her friends and family.
Eric Insko (Production Stage Manager) is honored to be a part of the Vineyard Theatre’s 2014-15 season. First National Tours: War Horse, Jersey Boys, Titanic, Hairspray, Disney’s Aida, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s On The Record, Chicago, The Secret Garden. Los Angeles: Wicked. Toronto: Billy Elliott, Jersey Boys, Phantom of the Opera. Broadway: Saturday Night Fever, Peter Pan.
Vineyard Theatre: INDECENT (also Broadway) and more. Select Broadway/Off-Broadway: THE SEAFARER; HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD; HANGMEN; BRIGADOON (City Center Encores!); ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD; PRESENT LAUGHTER; THE PRICE; HOLD ON TO ME DARLING; HEISENBERG; OUTSIDE MULLINGAR; LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT; LOVE, LOVE, LOVE; INCOGNITO; SHINING CITY; BEAUTIFUL; THE WINSLOW BOY; THE BOOK OF MORMON (tours); ONCE; PUNK ROCK; DOUBT; THE 39 STEPS; INTIMATE APPAREL; THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE; ABIGAIL’S PARTY; JERSEY BOYS. Selected Film/TV: Spotlight, “Law and Order: SVU,” “Bull,” “The Americans,” “Prime Suspect,” “Boardwalk Empire,” Bernard and Doris, Across The Universe.
Russell H. Champa
(Lighting Design) Previously at the Vineyard: BILLY & RAY, PICKED, THE SLUGBEARERS OF KAYROL ISLAND. Current and recent projects: THE IMAGINARY INVALID (Fiasco/Old Globe), THE LIGHT YEARS (Playwrights Horizons), PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE (Old Globe), THE HARD PROBLEM (ACT), THRESH|HOLD (Pilobolus). Broadway: CHINA DOLL (Schoenfeld), IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY (Lyceum/LCT), Julia Sweeney’s GOD SAID “HA!” (Lyceum). New York: Lincoln Center, The Public, Second Stage, MTC, Atlantic, NYSAF. Regional: Steppenwolf, Arena, The Wilma, Long Wharf, Trinity Rep, Mark Taper Forum.
(Scenic Design) Off-Broadway: THE EMPEROR JONES (Hewes Design Award nomination), PORT AUTHORITY, THE WEIR, THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY, THE BANISHED CHILDREN OF EVE, SIVE, PRISONER OF THE CROWN, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH, THE FIELD, (Irish Rep), CRAVING FOR TRAVEL (Peter J. Sharp Theatre), SMASH (Juilliard), THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA (Westside Theatre), A PERFECT FUTURE (Cherry Lane), THE LATE CHRISTOPHER BEAN (TACT), SOPHISTRY, THE BLACK MONK, THE BULLY PULPIT (Beckett Theatre), EXITS AND ENTRANCES (Primary Stages). Regional: VANYA and SONIA and MASHA and SPIKE (The Goodman Theatre 2015), ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR (Two River Theatre 2015), THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (The McCarter Theatre), THE NIGHT WATCHER, WITHOUT WALLS (Center Theatre Group), FALLEN ANGELS (NJ Shakespeare Theatre). Opera: FIDELIO (Santa Fe Opera), THE BARTERED BRIDE, COSI FAN TUTTE (Co-Production Metropolitan Opera and Juilliard), DON GIOVANNI, (Juilliard) THE MAGIC FLUTE (Music Academy of the West). TV: “Believe,” “Madam Secretary.”
Garry Marshall (Director) is a veteran writer, director and producer of film, television, and theater. After graduating from Northwestern University’s Medil School of Journalism, he went on to create, write, and produce some of television’s most beloved situation comedies, including “Happy Days,” “Laverne & Shirley,” “Mork & Mindy,” and “The Odd Couple.” Marshall is passionate about live theater. His play, Shelves, was performed at the Pheasant Run Playhouse in St. Charles, Illinois, and The Roast, which he co-wrote with Jerry Belson, ran at the Winter Garden Theater in New York. In addition, he co-wrote Wrong Turn at Lungfish, with Lowell Ganz, which he then went on to direct in Los Angeles with Hector Elizondo, in Chicago and Off-Broadway with George C. Scott. At the request of Placido Domingo, he made his operatic directing debut at Los Angeles Opera in 2005, with his own adaptation of Offenbach’s The Grand Duchess, starring Frederica
von Stade. In 2007, he joined the San Antonio Opera to direct Elixir of Love, which received rave reviews. He has directed 17 movies. Among them are Pretty Woman, Beaches, Overboard, The Princess Diaries 1 & 2, Runaway Bride, Valentine’s Day, and New Year’s Eve. In 1997, Mr. Marshall built a theater in Burbank, California with his daughter, Kathleen, called the Falcon Theatre. Happy Days: A New Musical, written by Marshall with music and lyrics by Paul Williams, made its debut there and was co-produced by his sister Ronny Hallin who also produced the TV series.
Mike Bencivenga (Playwright) is very proud to be working with Garry Marshall, the cast, crew and everyone at the Vineyard Theatre. STAGE: During his career Mike has written, directed, produced and acted in one acts and full length plays (with MTC and the Lightning Strikes Theater Company) as well as improv comedy (as one of the Chainsaw Boys) and sketch comedy in New York, Chicago, Boston and LA. His full length plays include SINGLE BULLET THEORY, COUPLETS, BILLY & RAY, SUMMER ON FIRE and BAD HEARTS. In 2013 BILLY & RAY won the prestigious W. Keith Hedrick award for best play. FILM: Mike wrote and directed Losers in Love starring Nick Searcy and Happy Hour starring Anthony LaPaglia and Eric Stoltz. TV: Mike is an Emmy award winning editor/producer at WABC-TV in New York. He attended Adelphi University and NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
Broadway: ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER, JERSEY BOYS. Other: BILLY & RAY (Vineyard Theatre), A MINISTER’S WIFE (Lincoln Center Theatre), JERSEY BOYS (Chicago, San Francisco, and Las Vegas), JOHNNY BASEBALL (A.R.T.), ANNE OF GREEN GABLES (Off-Broadway, Award Winning Cast Album), MATA HARI, DEATHNOTE, THE FLAMINGO KID, MOBY DICK, HELLO DOLLY, MYTHS AND HYMNS, NIGHTINGALE. TV/Film: “30 Rock” and “Smash” (NBC), Mohammad Ali’s Greatest Fight (HBO), Blinders (Glamour Films), and some really baller video games. @drewgehling
Sophie von Haselberg
Sophie von Haselberg recently graduated with her MFA from the Yale School of Drama, where favorite credits included SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, VIEUX CARRE, Wendy in PETER PAN, and Olivia in TWELFTH NIGHT. BILLY & RAY marks her New York theater debut and other credits include THE CAT AND THE CANARY (Berkshire Theatre Group), OUR TOWN (Williamstown Theatre Festival), and THE FATAL EGGS (Yale Cabaret). This summer, Sophie worked with Woody Allen on his next feature. She is also a graduate of Yale College, where she studied Sociology with a concentration in East Asian Studies.
Vincent Kartheiser recently wrapped AMC’s award-winning and critically-acclaimed television series “Mad Men.” His performance as a young advertising executive on the make has attracted the attention of critics and audiences alike, earning him two SAG awards. On the feature side, Vincent was the lead villain in the Andrew Niccol’s feature In Time opposite Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, and Cillian Murphy for New Regency, and Universal’s Alpha Dog. He also starred in the independent films Elektra Luxx opposite Carla Gugino, Timothy Olyphant and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Killing Zelda Sparks and Waining Moon.
Broadway credits include: CASA VALENTINA, THE ROYAL FAMILY, THE SEAGULL, END OF THE WORLD, Roy Cohn in ANGELS IN AMERICA, BUS STOP. Off-Broadway credits include: AN UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY OF WALT DISNEY, TOP SECRET, BEAST, SECRET ORDER, THE SHANGHAI GESTURE, STUFF HAPPENS, ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, THE WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE, SAVED OR DESTROYED, THE DESIGNATED MOURNER, THE CHEMISTRY OF CHANGE, MIZLANSKY/ZILINSKY, UNCLE VANYA, THE DISPUTATION, AUNT DAN AND LEMON, THE MANDRAKE, ALICE IN WONDERLAND, TALK RADIO. Regional credits include KREUTZER SONATA (adaptation by Larry & Margaret Pine), CAROL MULRONEY, ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, WRONG MOUNTAIN, LIGHT UP THE SKY, HEARTBREAK HOUSE, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, A LIFE IN THE THEATRE, JOE EGG, HENRY V AND MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. Film: MoonRise Kingdom, A.D. Project, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, OutSourced, TransBeMan, Sweet Flame, Vick Cristina Barcelona, Empire Falls, Door in the Floor, Particles of Truth, Maid in Manhattan, The Royal Tenenbaums, A Foreign Affair, The Shipping News, Woody Allen’s Melinda and Melinda, Small Time Crooks and Celebrity, Sunday (Sundance Grand Prize winner), Vanya on 42nd Street, Dead Man Walking, Addicted to Love, and Stranger in the Kingdom. Television: “Hostages”, “House of Cards”, “Homeland”, “The Good Wife”, “Person Of Interest”, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, “Law & Order”, “Gilmore Girls“, “Oz”, “100 Centre Street”, “A Will of Their Own”, (Movie of the Week), “New York Undercover”, “New York News”, “Prince Street”, “Feds”, “All My Children”, “One Life to Live” and much, much more.
Ken Barnett (Dennis) Broadway: WONDERFUL TOWN directed by Kathleen Marshall, Julie Taymor’s THE GREEN BIRD. Off-Broadway: FEBRUARY HOUSE at the Public, Paula Vogel’s AND BABY MAKES SEVEN, MANON/SANDRA, LA RONDE, DEBBIE DOES DALLAS, WHORE OF SHERIDAN SQUARE, CHRISTMAS CAROL at Madison Square Garden, et al. Regional: recently created the role of Monty Navarro in A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER (Hartford Stage & Old Globe). He has played leading roles in plays and musicals at Pittsburgh Public, Geffen Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum, Long Wharf, Delaware Theatre Company, Prince Music Theatre, the Guthrie, and Paper Mill Playhouse. Film work includes Admission, People Like Us, Friends with Kids, Ira and Abby, and Puccini for Beginners; and for television: “Mad Men,” “In Plain Sight,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Entourage,” “How I Met Your Mother,” and “Monk.” A graduate of Wesleyan University, he has received two Connecticut Critics Circle Acting Awards and a Best Actor Award from NY Fringe Festival.
Matt Dickson (Lucas) Broadway: WAR HORSE, THE COAST OF UTOPIA. Off-Broadway: THE HOUSE IN TOWN (Lincoln Center Theater). Regional: ROMEO AND JULIET (Playmakers Repertory Company), IN THE BOOK OF (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), WALLFLOWER (Stages Repertory Theatre), SISTERS ROSENSWEIG, SONIA FLEW, THE ROSE TATTOO, LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES (Huntington Theatre Company), KING LEAR (Actors Shakespeare Project), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company). Television: “All My Children,” “New Amsterdam.” Directing credits include: Ensemble Studio Theatre, INTAR, Studio42, Dixon Place, Primary Stages and Williamstown Theatre Festival. Matt is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre. B.F.A. from Boston University.
Jennifer Westfeldt (Kitty) made her Broadway debut in Wonderful Town, directed by Kathleen Marshall, for which she received a Tony nomination, a Theater World Award and a Drama League Award. Her recent stage work includes the world premieres of Scott Z. Burns’ THE LIBRARY at The Public Theater, directed by Stephen Soderbergh, Nell Benjamin’s THE EXPLORERS CLUB at Manhattan Theater Club, directed by Marc Bruni, Cusi Cram’s A LIFETIME BURNING at Primary Stages, directed by Pam MacKinnon, Joe Gilford’s FINKS at The Powerhouse Theater/NYSAF, directed by Charlie Stratton, and Stephen Belber’s THE POWER OF DUFF at The Powerhouse Theater, directed by Peter Dubois. An actress and filmmaker, Jennifer Westfeldt is perhaps best known for writing and starring in the indie films Kissing Jessica Stein (Indie Spirit Nomination, Golden Satellite Award, multiple Audience Awards), Ira & Abby (Best Actress/HBO Comedy Festival, multiple Audience Awards), and 2012’s Friends With Kids (Top Ten Films of 2012, New York Magazine, NPR), which also marked her directorial debut. Recent television credits include “Girls,” “24,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Notes From the Underbelly,” and “Children’s Hospital.”
(Production Manager) is excited to be working on her first production with the Vineyard Theatre. Recent credits include A MAN’S A MAN at Classic Stage Company, and LA SOIREE at Union Square Theatre. Other notable New York Credits include PASSION, IVANOV, CHERRY ORCHARD, SCHOOL FOR LIES, GALILEO, and UNNATURAL ACTS at Classic Stage Company. MY NAME IS ASHER LEV and VOCA PEOPLE at Westside Theater. MURDER BALLAD and TRACES at Union Square Theatre, and INVASION at both the Soho Rep and Flea Theater. After receiving a BFA from University of Minnesota-Duluth in costume design, she spent nearly a decade touring around the world for Feld Entertainment, Dreamworks, and Grobal Creatures working on such shows as DISNEY ON ICE, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS, and HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON.
(Director) New York: GREAT GOD PAN, AFTER THE REVOLUTION (Calloway Award) and ESSENTIAL SELF DEFENSE (Playwrights Horizons), REGRETS and PUMPGIRL (MTC), INA DARK HOUSE (MCC), THE TALLS (Second Stage), SOMETHING YOU DID (Primary Stages), CORE VALUES (Ars Nova), ORANGE FLOWER WATER, NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL A STORM, LIVING ROOM IN AFRICA and STONE COLD DEAD SERIOUS (Edge Theater). Regional: THE VIOLET HOUR (Old Globe), RABBIT HOLE (Geffen, Garland Award), DIARY OF ANNE FRANK (Papermill), AFTER THE REVOLUTION, NOT WAVING and KING STAG (Williamstown), VERA LAUGHED and GET WHAT YOU NEED (NYS&F). Carolyn has received the Kanin-Seldes Theatre Hall of Fame Fellowship, the Sagal and Foeller Fellowships from Williamstown, a Drama League Directing Fellowship and an Obie Grant for Edge Theater where she was the founding Artistic Director. Carolyn is a NYTW Usual Suspect, a graduate of Dartmouth College and the mother of Stella and Vivian Korins. Upcoming: FLY BY NIGHT at Playwrights Horizons.
(Production Stage Manager) Megan Smith is thrilled to return to the Vineyard. Previous shows include: THE NORTH POOL, NOW. HERE. THIS. (Lab), INTERVIEWING THE AUDIENCE, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, THE METAL CHILDREN, THE SLUG BEARERS OF KAYROL ISLAND, AMERICAN FIESTA, MARY ROSE and THE INTERNATIONALIST. Select credits: Off-Broadway: FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN, RED DOG HOWLS (NYTW); LOOK BACK IN ANGER, ORDINARY DAYS, DISTRACTED and ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE (Roundabout); GOOD BOYS AND TRUE (2st); EPHEMERA (SPF); BOOK OF DAYS (Signature); TOM’S CHILDREN, DERELICTS AND DREAMERS and BATTLE OF ANGELS (Blue Roses Productions). Regional: NYS&F, Guthrie Theater, Westport Country Playhouse and Williamstown Theatre Festival. Ms. Smith is a Founding Member of Blue Roses Productions. Equity member since 1999.
(Assistant Stage Manager) Vineyard: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, PICKED, THE METAL CHILDREN, THE INTERNATIONALIST, and THE AGONY AND THE AGONY. Off-Broadway: THE OLD FRIENDS (Signature); THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, DETROIT ’67 (Public); RED DOG HOWLS (NYTW); UNCLE VANYA (Soho Rep); LOOK BACK IN ANGER, THE MILK TRAIN DOESN’T STOP HERE ANYMORE, THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE, ORDINARY DAYS, DISTRACTED, STREAMERS(Roundabout); CYMBELINE (Barrow Street/ TFANA); I, MALVOLIO (New Victory); THE LOVES OF PHARAOH (BAM). Regional: THE NIGHTINGALE (NYS&F); THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (Guthrie).
(Music Supervisor) Dan Lipton wears many musical hats. Music director: THE LAST SHIP by Sting (Broadway 2014). Orchestrator: THE OTHER JOSH COHEN (Paper Mill), NOBODY LOVES YOU (Second Stage), WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE (Yale Rep), MOST WANTED (La Jolla). Arranger: Kelli O’Hara (Always album), Brian d’Arcy James (54 Below), Judy Kuhn (All This Happiness album). He has also arranged music and led bands for Martha Plimpton, John Lithgow and Audra McDonald, appearing at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and The White House. Onstage musician: THE COAST OF UTOPIA (Lincoln Center Theater) by Tom Stoppard, HERRINGBONE (Williamstown, McCarter, La Jolla) with BD Wong, THE BRIDGE PROJECT (BAM) with Ethan Hawke, directed by Sam Mendes. Composer: HIT THE WALL (Barrow Street Theatre), RATED P FOR PARENTHOOD (Westside Theatre), PROMETHEUS BOUND (CSC). Lipton created the comedy show DON’T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB with David Rossmer, Steve Rosen and Sarah Saltzberg. More: danlipton.com
Dan Moses Schreier
(Sound Design) Broadway: GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, WEST SIDE STORY, GYPSY, RADIO GOLF, John Doyle’s production of SWEENEY TODD, 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, GEM OF THE OCEAN, PACIFIC OVERTURES, ASSASSINS, JULIUS CAESAR starring Denzel Washington, INTO THE WOODS, TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, DIRTY BLONDE, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, THE TEMPEST starring Patrick Stewart, BRING IN ‘DA NOISE, BRING IN ‘DA FUNK. Off Broadway: PASSION, ROAD SHOW, STUFF HAPPENS, HOMEBODY/KABUL, FLOYD COLLINS, others. He recently composed scores for MERCHANT OF VENICE starring Al Pacino and Dan Hurlin’s DISFARMER @ St. Ann’s Warehouse. Awards: 3 Tony Awards nominations, 3 Drama Desk Awards, OBIE Award for sustained excellence.
(Lighting Design). Vineyard Theatre: MIDDLETOWN, GOD’S EAR. Recent and notable Off-Broadway: TWELFTH NIGHT (Pig Iron Theatre), ROW AFTER ROW (Women’s Project), GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN (Foundry, Public); HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS THEN KILL THEM (Rattlestick); THIS IS MY OFFICE (Play Co); LUCE, DISGRACED (LCT3); THE TEMPEST (PublicWorks, Delacorte); RED DOG HOWLS (NY Theatre Workshop); HIM, HARRISON, TX (Primary Stages); HEARTLESS (Signature); MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Classic Stage); WHEN RAIN STOPS FALLING (Lincoln Center Theater, Lucille Lortel Award); BLASTED (Soho Rep, American Theatre Wing Hewes Award); BUG (Barrow Street, Lucille Lortel and OBIE Awards). Regional: Huntington, Alley Theatre, Goodman Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, Trinity Rep, Old Globe, Dallas Theater Center, Long Wharf, among others. 2010 OBIE for Sustained Excellence. www.tylermicoleau.com
(Costume Designer) HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, THE DYING GAUL and THE LONG CHRISTMAS RIDE HOME at The Vineyard Theater; Selected NY credits include JERSEY BOYS (also on tour and internationally), Disney’s NEWSIES, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE with Al Pacino (Tony nomination), HENRY IV with Kevin Kline (Tony nomination), THE RIVALS (2005 Tony Award), MOTHERS AND SONS with Tyne Daly, ORPHANS with Alec Baldwin, BURIED CHILD, PROOF, TAKE ME OUT, LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION!, DINNER WITH FRIENDS, THE MINEOLA TWINS (Lortel and Hughes Awards), STUFF HAPPENS, NEXT FALL, CORPUS CHRISTI, OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY, IL TRITTICO for the Metropolitan Opera and DEAD MAN WALKING, OF MICE AND MEN and THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE for New York City Opera. Film designs include Tony Goldwyn’s A Walk on the Moon, The Substance of Fire and Love! Valour! Compassion! Jess is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and has taught design there since 1990.
(Set Designer) Off-Broadway and other NYC credits include: set and/or costumes for BAD JEWS and TIGERS BE STILL (Roundabout), DISGRACED (Lincoln Center), THE TALLS (Second Stage), THE MAIDS (Red Bull), THE PATSY; BOYS IN THE BAND; SEE ROCK CITY… (Transport Group), THE OTHER PLACE (MCC), SIXTY MILES TO SILVER LAKE (SoHo Rep.), RAG AND BONE (Rattlestick), BAD JAZZ (Play Company), 12 CHAIRS and EXIT (Keigwin + Co, The Joyce Theatre), Gabriel Kahane’s GABRIEL’S GUIDE TO THE 48 STATES (Orpheus Chamber Orchestra) and others. US regional: The Old Globe, Huntington Theatre Company, The Humana Festival, Denver Center Theatre, Center Stage, Dallas Theatre Center, New York Stage and Film, Asolo Rep., Signature, Yale Opera, Two River Theatre, others. International work in Tokyo, Oslo, Osaka and throughout Australia, including The Roast, airing nightly on ABC2. Nominations for a Drama Desk Award, 3 Henry Hewes Awards and a Sydney Theatre Award. Dane is a founding editor of Chance magazine. www.danelaffrey.com
Polly Pen writes book, music and lyrics. She is an Obie Award winner for the score of Bed and Sofa, which received seven Drama Desk nominations. Bed and Sofa premiered at Vineyard Theatre and received its London premiere at the Finborough Theatre. Polly’s first Off-Broadway production as both composer and co-author, Goblin Market, received five Drama Desk nominations and the Best Plays Special Citation for Musical Composition and Adaptation. Other works include The Night Governess (McCarter Theatre), House for Sale (Transport Group), Her Lightness (Sarasota Opera), The Dumb Cake (a radio musical for NPR), Embarrassments (Wilma Theater) and Christina Alberta’s Father (Vineyard Theatre), which received a Richard Rodgers Award, an Obie and a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Music. Polly is the recipient of several NEA grants, The Kitty Carlisle Hart Award and the Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Award for Musical Theatre. She has been honored by fellowships at Moulin á Nef in Auvillar, France, Sundance Theatre Lab at Ucross and The Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, Italy. Polly received the 2009 Flora Roberts Award for a distinguished body of work. She has been a National Theatre Artist-in-Residence at McCarter Theatre and is a professor at NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. Polly has served on the Council of The Dramatists Guild, the Board of Dramatists Play Service and the nominating committee of the Tony Awards. Polly’s latest work, Arlington, premiered at the Magic Theatre, San Francisco and Vineyard Theatre, NYC. The original cast album of Arlington was released by Broadway Records. In another life, Polly worked extensively as an actor on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in repertory theatres throughout the U.S.
(Book & Lyrics) Victor Lodato is a playwright, poet, and novelist. He is a Guggenheim Fellow, as well as the recipient of the Weissberger Award for his play Motherhouse. Other plays include Wildlife, Dear Sara Jane, The Bread of Winter, Margo and Zelda, and Slay the Dragon. Other honors include a Helen Merrill Award, the John Golden Prize, Julie Harris Playwriting Award; as well as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Princess Grace Foundation, The Robert Chesley Foundation, The Camargo Foundation (France), and The Bogliasco Foundation (Italy).
His play 3F, 4F received its world premiere at the Magic Theatre, as did his play The Eviction (winner of a Roger L. Stevens Award from The Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays). The Eviction was subsequently produced by Theatre Na Zabradli in Prague, where it remains part of the company’s permanent repertory. Other works have been produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville (Humana Festival), Contemporary American Theater Festival, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, Summer Play Festival/NYC, Theater Alliance (Washington, DC), Quartieri dell’Arte Festival (Viterbo, Italy), and Teatro Colosseo (Rome). His plays have received workshops and readings at Manhattan Theatre Club, American Conservatory Theatre, The National Theatre/London, The Guthrie Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Primary Stages, The Play Company, and The Playwrights’ Center. Victor has thrice developed work at the O’Neill Playwrights Conference. He has received commissions from South Coast Repertory and the Magic Theatre. Victor is an alumnus of New Dramatists, and a member of The Dramatists Guild of America.
His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, North American Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Southern Review, Northwest Review, and New American Short Plays (edited by Craig Lucas).
Victor’s first novel, Mathilda Savitch, was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. The book has been translated into thirteen languages, and published in sixteen countries.
(Pianist/Music Director) Ben Moss is thrilled to be making his off-Broadway debut in ARLINGTON. Previous credits include SPRING AWAKENING (1st National Tour), BUNKED! (NY International Fringe Festival, 2010), and various commercials and films. Ben graduated from Harvard University in 2013 with a degree in English, and was the recipient of the Radcliffe Doris Cohen Levi Prize for Musical Theater. As an undergraduate, Ben was a cast member and composer of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, and a member of The Signet Society. Ben has worked with composers and directors at the American Repertory Theater, The Public Theater, Prospect Theater Company, Lincoln Center Theater, and New York Stage and Film. He is represented by CESD and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity. Unending gratitude to Kimberly Grigsby and Michael Friedman, and love to Mom, Dad, Caroline and Lucy. Follow him on Twitter @BenKMoss.
(Sara Jane) Born in Los Angeles, California, Alexandra Silber grew up outside Detroit, Michigan.
She attended Interlochen Center for the Arts, graduating with the coveted Young Artist Award and continued her training at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama) in Glasgow, majoring in Acting. She graduated in 2005 with The Faculty Student of the Year award just days before her West End debut as Laura Fairlie in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Woman in White.
Alexandra made her feature film debut in Stephen King’s 1408 starring John Cusack, before portraying Hodel in The Sheffield Crucible’s 2007 production of Fiddler on the Roof, and its subsequent West End transfer.
She joined Fiddler on the Roof director Lindsay Posner once again, portraying Julie Jordan in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel at The Savoy Theatre in London’s West End. She received tremendous critical acclaim, and received Great Britain’s TMA Award for Best Performance in a Musical.
Alexandra made her American acting debut in a revival of her portrayal of Julie Jordan for Reprise Theatre Company in Los Angeles, (under the artistic directorship of Jason Alexander) once again to overwhelming critical acclaim, and garnered an Ovation-nomination. She joined Tony Award winner Tyne Daly in Terrence McNally’s Master Class at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, directed by Stephen Wadsworth, and made her Broadway debut in the same production with Manhattan Theatre Club in the Spring of 2011 (garnering a nod from Backstage for one of the great theater performances of 2011).
Alexandra made her New York theatre debut portraying The Young Wife in the Transport Group’s Revival of Michael John LaChiusa’s Hello Again, and was nominated for a Drama League Award. She debuted two of her solo cabarets entitled “London Still” and “Ex Libris,” at the esteemed New York nightclub Feinstein’s at The Loews Regency, and was honored to be a part of Barbara Cook’s Spotlight Series at The Kennedy Center in December of 2011.
Last fall she portrayed Jenny Cavilerri in the North American Premiere of Love Story the Musical at The Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, and returned to New York in a highly-acclaimed performance of Arlington – a new one woman musical, as part of the Inner Voices series. Alexandra has also appeared as a Guest Star on all three branches of the Law & Order series (SVU, Criminal Intent and the original).
In April, 2013 Alexandra made her Carnegie Hall debut singing the role of Nina with the Collegiate Chorale and American Symphony Orchestra in a concert performance of Song Of Norway, followed by a summer festival appearance at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts with The Orchestra of St. Luke’s as Amalia Balash in She Loves Me, marking the first time a musical has been presented at this prestigious venue. Alexandra made her San Francisco Symphony debut as Maria in concert performances and a recording of West Side Story with Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, and she returned to her hometown to appear with Leonard Slatkin and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in the world premiere of David Del Tredici’s opera Dum Dee Tweedle.
Cast and Creative Team Announced for ARLINGTON
Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.) has announced the dates, creative team and leading actress for its next production – the new musical ARLINGTON by Victor Lodato and Polly Pen – with previews set to begin Wednesday, February 12 prior to its official opening night on Sunday, March 2, according to Douglas Aibel, Artistic Director, and Sarah Stern, Co-Artistic Director.
Carolyn Cantor (THE GREAT GOD PAN, AFTER THE REVOLUTION) will direct ARLINGTON, which will feature set design by Dane Laffrey, costume design by Jess Goldstein, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, and sound design by Dan Moses Schreier. The Production Stage Manager is Colyn Fiendel.
ARLINGTON will star Alexandra Silber (MASTER CLASS on Broadway with Tyne Daly) as Sara Jane, a young wife who valiantly tries to remain hopeful while her husband is away at war, despite a growing concern that something is not quite right.
ARLINGTON has book and lyrics by the playwright and novelist Victor Lodato and music by Polly Pen.
Polly Pen has a long and fruitful relationship with The Vineyard, where her acclaimed musicals GOBLIN MARKET, BED AND SOFA and CHRISTINA ALBERTA’S FATHER all had their debuts. BED AND SOFA earned Ms. Pen an Obie Award, and the production received seven Drama Desk nominations, while GOBLIN MARKET received five Drama Desk nominations and transferred to a commercial run Off-Broadway. Ms. Pen’s other works include THE NIGHT GOVERNESS (McCarter Theatre), HER LIGHTNESS (Sarasota Opera), THE DUMB CAKE (a radio musical for NPR), and EMBARRASSMENTS (Wilma Theatre).
Victor Lodato’s play 3F, 4F received its world-premiere at the Magic Theatre, as did his play THE EVICTION, which received the Roger L. Stevens Award from the Kennedy Center. A Guggenheim Fellow, his plays MOTHERHOUSE, WILDLIFE, DEAR SARA JANE, THE BREAD OF WINTER, MARGO AND ZELDA and SLAY THE DRAGON have been performed variously at the Humana Festival, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati and Summer Play Festival/NYC along with workshops and readings of his works at Manhattan Theatre Club, American Conservatory Theatre and The Guthrie. A poet and novelist as well as a playwright, Lodato’s writing has appeared in numerous periodicals including The New Yorker. His first novel, “Mathilda Savitch” has been translated into 13 languages.
Alexandra Silber made her Broadway debut in MASTER CLASS starring Tyne Daly, having performed in that production at The Kennedy Center. She received critical acclaim for her roles in London’s West End productions of THE WOMAN IN WHITE, as Hodel in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, and as Julie Jordan in CAROUSEL, for which she received Great Britain’s TMA Award for Best Performance in a Musical. Ms. Silber reprised her performance in CAROUSEL for the Reprise Theatre Company in L.A. earning an Ovation nomination. She made her New York debut as The Young Wife in the Transport Group’s revival of Michael John LaChiusa’s musical HELLO AGAIN, receiving a Drama League nomination, and made her Carnegie Hall debut in April 2013 as Nina in SONG OF NORWAY with the American Symphony Orchestra, followed by her San Francisco Symphony debut as Maria in concert performances and a recording of WEST SIDE STORY. She was part of Barbara Cook’s Spotlight Series at the Kennedy Center in December 2011 and has debuted two solo cabaret shows, “London Still” and “Ex Libris”, at Feinstein’s.
Carolyn Cantor’s directing credits in New York include THE GREAT GOD PAN (Playwrights Horizons), CORE VALUES (Ars Nova), THE TALLS (Second Stage), AFTER THE REVOLUTION (Playwrights Horizons), PUMPGIRL (Manhattan Theatre Club) IN A DARK HOUSE (MCC Theater), SOMETHING YOU DID (Primary Stages), ESSENTIAL SELF DEFENSE (Playwrights Horizons), ORANGE FLOWER WATER (Time Out NY 10 Best of the Year), COLD DEAD SERIOUS (NY Times 10 Best of the Year), LIFE IS A DREAM (Edge Theater), EVE-olution (Cherry Lane) and KITTY KITTY KITTY (SPF). She is the Founding Artistic Director of the Obie Award-winning Edge Theater in NY.
An inaugural version of ARLINGTON was commissioned and presented by PREMIERES in New York City; Paulette Haupt, Artistic Director. The full-length version of ARLINGTON had its world-premiere last month at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco.
Vineyard Theatre is one of the nation’s leading non-profit theatre companies, now in its 31st year. Dedicated to the creation and production of daring new plays and musicals, The Vineyard has consistently premiered provocative, groundbreaking works, including Nicky Silver’s THE LYONS; Marx, Lopez and Whitty’s Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q; Kander and Ebb’s THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS; Bell and Bowen’s [title of show]; Paula Vogel’s HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE (1998 Pulitzer Prize); Edward Albee’s THREE TALL WOMEN (1994 Pulitzer Prize); Tarell Alvin McCraney’s WIG OUT!; Will Eno’s MIDDLETOWN, and many more. The Vineyard’s productions have been honored with two Pulitzer Prizes, three Tony Awards, and numerous Drama Desk, OBIES, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards.
The Vineyard recently concluded its world-premiere production of THE LANDING, the new musical by John Kander and Greg Pierce, and this spring will debut Nicky Silver’s newest play, TOO MUCH SUN, directed by Mark Brokaw. This summer and fall, The Vineyard had the unique distinction of having four of its productions debut in London: A BOY AND HIS SOUL, [title of show], THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS and THE LYONS.
The Vineyard Theatre’s leadership includes Douglas Aibel (Artistic Director), Sarah Stern (Co-Artistic Director), Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell (Executive Producer).
Tickets will be available for member booking in mid-December and go on sale to the general public January 6, 2014. For performance and ticket information to ARLINGTON, call The Vineyard box office at 212 353 0303 or visit www.vineyardtheatre.org.
Photo: Alexandra Silber
(Lighting Design) 97 Broadway shows including CHAPLIN, HUGH JACKMAN BACK ON BROADWAY, CHICAGO, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, WHITE CHRISTMAS, [title of show], THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, Lily Tomlin in THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS…, FOOTLOOSE, SWEENEY TODD, the Broadway revivals of BYE BYE BIRDIE, FINIAN’S RAINBOW, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, ANNIE, HELLO DOLLY, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, MY FAIR LADY and hundreds of touring productions from HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL to FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Other: SHAMU ONE OCEAN and SHAMU ROCKS for the 3 SeaWorld Parks, JUBILEE!, Bally’s Las Vegas, FANTASMIC! at Disneyland. Awards: Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Lumen (Architecture), Ace (Television).
(Assistant Stage Manager) Broadway: BIG FISH, LUCKY GUY, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, CHAPLIN, THE ROAD TO MECCA. Off-Broadway: THE LANDING, THE LYONS (Vineyard Theatre); WATER BY THE SPOONFUL, THE LAST FIVE YEARS (Second Stage); THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE GALA (The Public Theatre); NAKED BOYS SINGING! (Original Company). Tours/Tryouts: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, WEST SIDE STORY (Troika ); BIG FISH. Graduate of Purchase College with a BFA in stage management. Proud AEA member. Love to my parents, sister, and Johnny.
(Production Stage Manager) Broadway: Orphans; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; Dividing the Estate; and thirteen directed by Daniel Sullivan, including Good People, Morning’s at Seven, The Sisters Rosensweig, and The Heidi Chronicles; The Road to Mecca and Twelve Angry Men, (Roundabout Theatre Company). Off-Broadway: The Landing and The Lyons (Vineyard); Water by the Spoonful, Wings and The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Second Stage); Dying City, The Clean House, Third, and Ten Unknowns (Lincoln Center Theater). Author of five books, most recently More Recipes & Reminiscence and Brunch over Broadway. Proud grandfather of Addi, Amelia, Annie, and Win.
Vineyard Theatre: KID VICTORY, THE LANDING, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS. Musical coordinator for close to 75 Broadway musicals, guitarist/banjoist for almost 40 Broadway shows. He has had the priviledge of working with Richard Rodgers, John Kander, Jule Styne, Elmer Bernstein, Harvey Schmidt, Philip Springer, George Forrest, Robert Wright, and Stephen Flaherty.
(Orchestrations) Broadway: BOOK OF MORMON (Tony, Drama Desk), PIPPIN, BIG FISH, CHAPLIN, SCOTTSBORO BOYS (first produced at the Vineyard), SPAMALOT, ADDAMS FAMILY. 5 Tony Nominations. Television: Composer of Nickelodeon’s “The Wonder Pets!” (5 Emmys). 25 Regional and Off-Broadway shows incl. DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY (Maury Yeston), THE NUTTY PROFESSOR (Marvin Hamlisch). 17 films incl. The Informant! (Marvin Hamlisch) and Disney (Annie, Lady and the Tramp II, Little Mermaid II). Recordings, concerts: Paul McCartney, Eric Idle, Barbra Streisand, Hugh Jackman, Audra McDonald, Barry Manilow, Mandy Patinkin, Boston Pops, San Francisco Symphony, New York Philharmonic. In Memoriam (symphonic poem, publ. E.B. Marks). www.LarryHochman.net
(Conductor, Piano) Broadway: The Gershwins’ PORGY AND BESS, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, AVENUE Q, 42ND STREET (Revival), WICKED, CHICAGO, THE PAJAMA GAME (Revival), GYPSY (2003 and 2008 Revivals), THE PRODUCERS, WHITE CHRISTMAS. Off-Broadway: INNER VOICES (“Borrowed Dust”), THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, JACQUES BREL…, THE FANTASTICKS. Regional: SENSE AND SENSIBILITY (Denver Center), FIRST YOU DREAM (Kennedy Center/Signature Theatre), THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (Guthrie). 1st National/LA: WICKED. TV: “The Colbert Report”, “The View”, “The Rosie Show”, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”. Various Film soundtracks. Original cast albums: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, The Scottsboro Boys, Noel and Cole. Concert performances at: Avery Fisher Hall, Merkin Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Joe’s Pub, 54 Below. BFA from New York University.
Vineyard Theatre: KID VICTORY, THE LANDING, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (also Broadway). Broadway credits include THE VISIT, SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, CURTAINS, RAGTIME, A CLASS ACT, STEEL PIER, and revivals of PORGY AND BESS, SHE LOVES ME, COMPANY, and SWEENEY TODD. Off-Broadway: THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND. PBS: “First You Dream.” He originated the role of Manny in Terrence McNally’s MASTER CLASS (starring Zoe Caldwell) and made his Broadway debut in Harold Prince’s original 1981 production of Stephen Sondheim’s MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. He is a graduate of Yale University and is currently teaching at the Manhattan School of Music.
(Sound Design) Recent Broadway: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA (Tony nomination), THE PERFORMERS, MAGIC/BIRD. Recent Off Broadway: FAR FROM HEAVEN. Audio Consultant for Carnegie Hall’s Isaac Stern Auditorium. Over thirty Broadway productions as a former founding principal of Acme Sound Partners and five additional Tony nominations for The Gershwins’ PORGY AND BESS, BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO, FENCES, HAIR and IN THE HEIGHTS.
John Lee Beatty
(Set Designer) Since 1976 Mr. Beatty has designed sets for over 100 Broadway productions, including the long-running revival of CHICAGO; the Pulitzer Prize winners DOUBT, PROOF, RABBIT HOLE, TALLEY’S FOLLY and CRIMES OF THE HEART; and noted revivals of A DELICATE BALANCE, THE HEIRESS, and DINNER AT EIGHT. Other productions include: THE BIG KNIFE, THE NANCE, GOOD PEOPLE, VENUS IN FUR, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, THE ROYAL FAMILY, TIME STANDS STILL, MAURITIUS, LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO, THE MOST HAPPY FELLA, BURN THIS, PENN & TELLER, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, THE COLOR PURPLE, THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG, and FIFTH OF JULY, among others. His long relationships with Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center Theater, Circle Repertory and City Center Encores! have led to Tony, Obie, Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk Awards and the Theatre Hall of Fame.
(Choreographer) Josh’s Broadway credits include FIRST DATE and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA (Outer Critic Circle, Astaire Award, and Drama Desk nominations). On stage and screen he choreographed COMPANY starring Neil Patrick Harris, and SONDHEIM’S 80th BIRTHDAY CONCERT for The New York Philharmonic and PBS. Other stage credits include: BROADWAY: THREE GENERATIONS at the Kennedy Center, ON THE TOWN for the LA Philharmonic, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN starring Patti LuPone at Ravinia, WORKING at the Old Globe, the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago, and the Drama Desk Award winning production at the Prospect Theater in New York, BARNUM at the Asolo Rep (Sarasota Theatre Award), THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG starring Jason Alexander at LA’s Reprise, STARS OF DAVID at the Philadelphia Theater Company, ACADEMY at the Maltz Jupiter, 1776 at the Papermill Playhouse, BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO at the Ogunquit Playhouse, CHESS, and DREAMGIRLS at the North Carolina Theatre, CLYDE & BONNIE at the Aurora Theater, BEAUTIFUL GIRLS at the Manhattan School of Music, ALL SINGING ALL DANCING, LEGENDS!, and BROADWAY BY THE YEAR-1954 at Town Hall. As a director, Josh created and directed BROADWAY BARES 20 and 21 in New York, THE FULL MCNALLY at the Westport Playhouse, and PAUL NEWMAN’S DREAM at Avery Fisher, and many 2XIST Fashion shows. His performance credits on Broadway include: FOSSE, BELLS ARE RINGING, SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, URBAN COWBOY, MAN OF LA MANCHA, THE BOY FROM OZ, and CHICAGO.
(Director) Walter Bobbie has directed on and off-Broadway. His credits include GOLDEN AGE, VENUS IN FUR, SCHOOL FOR LIES, WHITE CHRISTMAS, THE SUBMISSION, SAVANNAH DISPUTATION, NEW JERUSALEM, HIGH FIDELITY, THE MARRIAGE OF BETTE AND BOO, SWEET CHARITY, THE OTHER WOMAN, TWENTIETH CENTURY, FOOTLOOSE, DURANG DURANG, FOR WHOM THE SOUTHERN BELLE TOLLS, CHICAGO, A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING, as well as Encores! FIORELLO, TENDERLOIN, GOLDEN BOY, NO NO NANAETTE, and the Carnegie Hall concerts of SOUTH PACIFIC and CAROUSEL. He served as Artistic Director of City Center’s Encores! and sits on the Executive Board of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. Mr. Bobbie is also an actor whose theatre credits range from the original GREASE through HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN FILM, I LOVE MY WIFE, CAFÉ CROWN, ANYTHING GOES, GETTING MARRIED , DRIVING MISS DAISY, ASSASSINS, GUYS & DOLLS, POLISH JOKE, and last season’s ON YOUR TOES at Encores! Mr. Bobbie is the recipient of the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Tony Awards.
Paul Anthony Stewart
Broadway: THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE (Roundabout Theatre Company), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, CYRANO THE MUSICAL. Off-Broadway: HARBOR (Primary Stages), DREYFUS IN REHEARSAL. Regional: RIDE THE TIGER (Long Wharf Theatre), TWELFTH NIGHT (Westport Country Playhouse), THE LAST FIVE YEARS (Berkshire Theatre Festival), FUNNY GIRL (Drury Lane), MARRY ME A LITTLE (Dorset Theatre), CRIME & PUNISHMENT (Cleveland Playhouse), CHANGES OF HEART (Mark Taper Forum), QUILLS (Geffen Playhouse), HELLO AGAIN (LA Premiere), PERA PALAS (Long Wharf Theatre), THE GAME OF LOVE AND CHANCE (Huntington Theatre), CHILDREN OF EDEN (American Premiere). TV: “Guiding Light” (Emmy nomination), “Blue Bloods”, “Damages”, “Law & Order”, “Dream On”, “The Hunger”, “The Inheritance” (Hallmark Movie), “First Time Out”, “Loving”. FILM: “Somewhere in the City”, “Shadows and Fog”. Princeton Graduate.
Frankie’s most recent projects include the lab performance of the new musical BULL DURHAM, and the readings of MILLIONS and SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE. Favorite roles include playing Kerry Butler’s son in the NYMF production of PANDORA’S BOX, and Jem in The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. In addition to theatre, Frankie is a very accomplished voiceover artist, working steady recording TV/Radio commercials, theme songs, audio books, and video games. Thanks to my family and friends who support all my adventures, John Shea at Frontier Booking, and especially Steve Irlen at Inspired Artist Management.
David Hyde Pierce
Broadway: Kander & Ebb’s CURTAINS (Tony Award), VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE (Tony nomination), LA BETE, ACCENT ON YOUTH, SPAMALOT, THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, BEYOND THERAPY. Off-Broadway: CLOSE UP SPACE, ELLIOT LOVES, ZERO POSITIVE, THAT’S IT FOLKS!, THE MADERATI, THE AUTHOR’S VOICE, HAMLET, MUCH ADO, THE CHERRY ORCHARD. Film: The Perfect Host, Down with Love, Full Frontal, Wet Hot American Summer, A Bug’s Life, Treasure Planet, Wolf, Nixon, Sleepless in Seattle, Little Man Tate, Crossing Delancey. TV: “The Powers That Be”, “The Outer Limits”, “Titus”, “Frasier” (Emmy, SAG Award). As director: Anselmi & Hargove’s musical IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, George Street Playhouse; THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Julia Murney last appeared on Broadway as Elphaba in WICKED after playing the role on the national tour for which she received an Acclaim Award. Other New York credits include LENNON, Andrew Lippa’s THE WILD PARTY (Drama Desk nomination), FALLING (Drama Desk nomination), THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, A CLASS ACT, SAVED, CRIMES OF THE HEART, QUEEN OF THE MIST, CLOSER THAN EVER, and TIME AND AGAIN (Lucille Lortel nomination). She’s been seen regionally all over the U.S. and has performed in concerts at Carnegie Hall, Joe’s Pub, 54 Below, Feinstein’s, The Kennedy Center, Caramoor, Town Hall and Birdland. Among her TV credits are “30 Rock”, “Sex and the City”, “Brothers and Sisters”, “Ed”, “NYPD Blue”, all three Law and Orders and about a gazillion voiceovers. juliamurney.com.
Vineyard Theatre: KID VICTORY and THE LANDING with Greg Pierce, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS and FLORA THE RED MENACE with Fred Ebb. Theatre: A FAMILY AFFAIR with James and William Goldman. With Fred Ebb: CABARET (Tony Award), ZORBA, THE HAPPY TIME, 70 GIRLS 70, CHICAGO, THE ACT, WOMAN OF THE YEAR (Tony Award), THE RINK, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN (Tony Award), STEEL PIER, CURTAINS, and THE VISIT. Movies and television material with Fred Ebb: “Liza with a Z” (Emmy Award) and HBO’s “Liza Minnelli’s Steppin Out” (Emmy Award); Cabaret; Funny Lady (Academy Award nomination, Best Song); Lucky Lady; New York, New York; and Chicago The Movie (Academy Award nomination, Best Song). Film scores: “An Early Frost,” “Breathing Lessons,” “The Boys Next Door,” Kramer vs. Kramer, Blue Skies Again, Places of the Heart.
Greg Pierce’s first collaboration with John Kander, THE LANDING, premiered at the Vineyard Theatre. His play SLOWGIRL was the inaugural play of Lincoln Center’s Claire Tow Theater (LCT3). It was subsequently produced by Steppenwolf Theatre and the Geffen Playhouse. His play HER REQUIEM was also produced by LCT3. He wrote the libretto for the opera FELLOW TRAVELERS, based on the novel by Thomas Mallon, (composed by Gregory Spears) which premiered at Cincinnati Opera. Other plays include THE QUARRY (with composer Randal Pierce, Vermont Stage Company), and THE WIND-UP BIRD CHRONICLE, based on the novel by Haruki Murakami, (Edinburgh International Festival, Singapore Arts Festival, The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival). He has been commissioned by Lincoln Center Theater, Second Stage Theatre, Vermont Stage Company, and Manhattan Theatre Club. He is currently working on two new projects with John Kander.
(Assistant Stage Manager) New York: GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN (The Foundry), VOLPONE (Red Bull Theater), LUTHER, ENFRASCADA, DOT (Clubbed Thumb), MAP OF VIRTUE (13P), PARADOX OF THE URBAN CLICHE (LAByrinth), SPY GARBO (3LD), THE BIRTHDAY BOYS (ArtEffects), THE BOOK OF GRACE (The Public). Regional: AVENUE Q, SYLVIA (Weathervane Theatre), CAMELOT, JIM HENSON’S EMMET OTTER (Goodspeed Musicals), BRINK!, A RAISIN IN THE SUN, GREAT FALLS, HEDWIG…INCH (Actors Theatre of Louisville). TV: “FatGuy”. Mary is a graduate of St. Norbert College and a writer for www.piesetc.com.
(Video Design) Luke Norby is a native of the Pacific Northwest and graduate of the Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts. As a video artist, notable New York theater credits include Transition (2009) at the Public and Dutch AV (2011) at La Mama with Reggie Watts and Tommy Smith, also; Holcombe Wallers Into the Dark Unknown (2009) international tour. Luke also collaborated with Lars Jan and The Early Morning Opera on the “performance film” Abacus at Sundance Film Festival (2012). As a director and producer Luke has a large library of music videos, short films, performance installations, and everything in-between. Google him; he likes it.
(Lighting Design) Broadway: THE NANCE (Tony nom), CYRANO DE BERGERAC. Other New York: 4000 MILES, SLOWGIRL, ALL-AMERICAN, STUNNING, WHAT ONCE WE FELT (Lincoln Center Theatre); SONS OF THE PROPHET, TIGERS BE STILL (Roundabout Theatre Co); ALL NEW PEOPLE, WARRIOR CLASS, THE TALLS (Second Stage); WILD WITH HAPPY, THE SINGING FOREST (The Public/NYSF); FRANKENSTEIN (Soho Rep) (Drama Desk nom); JACK GOES BOATING (Drama Desk/Lortel Nom), LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, LITTLE FLOWER OF EAST ORANGE (LAByrinth). Regional: ACT, Alley, Arena, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Huntington, La Jolla Playhouse, Magic Theatre, Old Globe, Shakespeare Theater, and Signature Theatre. International: West End, RSC, La Scala, Nederlandse Opera, Edinburgh Festival, Epidaurus Greece.
(Sound Design) Vineyard Theatre: CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?, SOMEWHERE FUN, THE NORTH POOL. Broadway: MARVIN’S ROOM (revival), SIGNIFICANT OTHER (world premiere). Off-Broadway: premieres of I WAS MOST ALIVE WITH YOU, ANIMAL, THE VILLAGE BIKE, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, TRIBES, and WOMEN OR NOTHING. Upcoming: Daniel Fish’s OKLAHOMA!, for which Kluger created new orchestrations for traditional bluegrass instruments. Kluger has produced dozens of other scores for Off-Broadway theaters including Lincoln Center, Roundabout Theatre Company, Atlantic Theatre Company, Second Stage, and Playwrights Horizons, as well as some of the country’s premier regional theaters: The Mark Taper Forum, The Ford’s Theater, Yale Repertory Theater. www.danielkluger.com
(Wig Design) London-born Paul Huntley has worked on hundreds of Broadway shows since his 1972 arrival in New York, most memorably the original productions of AMADEUS, CATS, EVITA, LES MISÉRABLES, SWEENEY TODD, THE PRODUCERS, and HAIRSPRAY. A recipient of the Drama Desk and Tony Awards, he has also worked with the some of the most legendary leading ladies of the cinema, ranging from Bette Davis, Mae West, Marlene Dietrich and Vivien Leigh to Jane Fonda, Faye Dunaway, Glenn Close, and Jessica Lange. Current shows include BIG FISH, CINDERELLA, and NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT.
(Scenic Design) Recent Theater: NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS, Mitzi Newhouse, LCT; Elfriede Jelinek’s JACKIE (Women’s Project); SMOKEFALL (South Coast Rep); RED DOG HOWLS (NYTW), David Levine’s HABIT (PS122/FIAF at Essex Street Market/Luminato Festival, Mass MOCA), OUR CLASS (Wilma Theater), ER NICHTS ALS ER, (Meetfactory, Prague), MAP OF VIRTUE (13P), BLUE FLOWER (ART/Elliot Norton Design Award), TELEPHONE (Foundry Theater), KAFENEION (Epidaurus Festival/Athens). Recent Opera: POWDER HER FACE (New York City Opera/BAM); PHAETON (Saarlandisches Staatstheater); THE METHUSALEM PROJEKT (Nationaltheater/Weimar); ARIADNE AUF NAXOS (Opera National de Bordeaux); IT HAPPENS LIKE THIS (Guggenheim, Tanglewood Music Center); Wolfgang Rihm’s PROSERPINA (US premiere/Spoleto Festival). Macdowell Colony Residencies; NEA/TCG Design Fellowship. Ed: Cooper Union; Whitney Museum ISP, NYU, Tisch.
(Props Supervisor) Fabian’s recent Broadway credits include: I’LL EAT YOU LAST, KINKY BOOTS, LUCKY GUY, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S, CHAPLIN, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER, STICK FLY, RELATIVELY SPEAKING, CHINGLISH, THE NORMAL HEART, HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, ANYTHING GOES, A LIFE IN THE THEATRE, FENCES, A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE, RACE, FELA!, WAITING FOR GODOT, SOUTH PACIFIC, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE. Off-Broadway: TRIBES. Fabian remains active in and inspired by the Off-Broadway, Regional, Summer Stock, and Workshop Productions that led her here.
Megan Schwarz Dickert
(Production Stage Manager) Vineyard Theatre: SOMEWHERE FUN, GOD’S EAR. New York: Lincoln Center/LCT3, Atlantic, Playwrights Horizons, TFANA, NYTW, Page 73, Public, Clubbed Thumb (affiliated artist), WP Theater, Playwrights Realm, Play Company, Juilliard, Rattlestick, Foundry, Bedlam, CSC, Working Theater, 13P, Civilians, Flea, Builders Association, New Georges. Regional: NYSAF, Westport, Bard SummerScape, Hartford Stage, Williamstown, Long Wharf, Actors Theatre of Louisvillle, Trinity Rep, Adirondack Theatre Festival, Big Apple Circus, Capital Rep, and Idaho, North Carolina, Utah, and Nebraska Shakespeare Festivals. Megan is an advanced open water scuba diver and has run five marathons.
Maria Elena Ramirez
(Lolita) Broadway: Rachel Jackson in BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON. Off-Broadway: BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON (The Public), THE THUGS (Soho Rep), LIVING OUT (Second Stage), PRINCESS TURANDOT (McGinn/Cazale), ZIBALDONE (H.E.R.E.), THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH (NYSF/The Public). Regional: American Repertory Theater, Berkeley Rep, Seattle Rep, Guthrie Theater, Westport Country Playhouse, Missouri Rep, Geva Theatre. Film: Happythankyoumoreplease, The Women, Assassination of a High School President, Personal Velocity. Television: “Person of Interest”, “Unforgettable”, “Army Wives”, “Damages”, “Law & Order”, “Return of Jezebel James”, “The Sopranos”, “Third Watch”, “Guiding Light”. Fox Foundation Fellow. Civilians Associate Artist. MFA: NYU Graduate Acting Program.
(Cecelia) appeared most recently, in David Greenspan’s GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE at Playwrights Horizons. Also, at Playwrights, she was in Craig Lucas’s SMALL TRAGEDY, for which the ensemble received an OBIE. She has worked with Anne Kauffman previously in Lisa D’Amour’s RED DEATH, Adam Bock’s THE THUGS, and Kate Ryan’s DOT. Mary has appeared Off Broadway at many venues including NYTW, MTC, BAM, NYSF; and Off-Off Broadway at innumerable others, working with many wonderful artists. Mary is also the recipient of a Bessie Award, New Dramatist’s Charles Bowden Actor Award, and an OBIE for Sustained Excellence.
(Young Benjamin) is from Branford Connecticut; credits include: BILLY ELLIOT (2nd National Tour) as Michael; THE BIG MEAL (Playwrights Horizons) as boy; FUN HOME (lab) (The Public Theater) as John; ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (Goodspeed Opera House) as little Jake.
(Narrator/Woman) Broadway: A Class Act (Tony and Drama Desk Nominations), Moon Over Buffalo, Laughter on The 23rd Floor, City of Angels (Tony and Drama Desk Awards), Falsettos, Les Miserables (Helen Hayes Nomination), High Society. Off-Broadway: A Class Act (MTC-Lucille Lortel nomination), Hotel Suite (Roundabout), Do Re Mi (Encores!), A…My Name is Alice (Village Gate), Coming Attractions (Playwrights). Regional: Three Penny Opera (Williamstown), Edgardo Mine (Hartford Stage), A Little Night Music (Kennedy Center), Rough Crossing (McCarter Theatre). TV and Film: Keys to Tulsa, Moon Over Broadway, Law and Order, Ed, Mad About You, The Tonight Show, The Rosie O’Donnell Show.
(Issac) Off-Broadway: A Man of No Importance (Drama Desk, Outer Critics nominations), Spinning into Butter (Lincoln Center), The Spitfire Grill (Playwrights Horizons), The Wild Party (MTC); Regional: The Light in the Piazza (Intiman), The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Open Stage of Harrisburg); Film: Aurora Borealis, The Last Run, Vanilla Sky; Television: Six Feet Under, Platinum, Rescue Me.
(Dr. Elizabeth Hilton/Victor’s Mother) Favorite theatre credits: Noises Off (Broadway), Bat Boy-The Musical (Off Broadway, Drama Desk nomination), Come Back Little Sheba (Roundabout), Present Laughter (Pasadena Playhouse), The Philanderer (South Coast Rep.), She Loves Me (The Reprise Series, Ovation Award nomination) and the world tour of John Adam’s opera I Was Looking at the Ceiling directed by Peter Sellars. Kaitlin has recorded over twenty live radio plays for LA Theater Works including The Heidi Chronicles and Proof. She serves on the advisory boards for The Pasadena Playhouse Outreach Program. Film and TV includes: How To Kill Your Neighbor’s Dog, Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, Spin City, Providence, The Practice, Star Trek Voyager, JAG, The Division and three years as Dr. Kelsey Harrison on Another World.
(Harry) Theater: Twenty Broadway plays, including Judgment at Nuremberg, A Delicate Balance (Tony Award), The Disenchanted (Tony nom.), Big Fish, Little Fish (Tony nom.), the original production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Neil Simon’s California Suite. In London and Canada, he played Cap-n Andy in the Hal Prince production of Show Boat, and in theatres across the country the roles of Hamlet, Henry V, Richard III and Cyrano. Film: From the Terrace, Advise and Consent, Simon’s Seems Like Old Times and Wonder Boys, among others. Television: The Oldest Living Graduate (Emmy Award), The Adams Chronicles (Emmy nom.), Attica and guest appearances on Law and Order (Atty. Arthur Gold), The Golden Girls, Murder, She Wrote and The Twilight Zone, among many others. He is a member of the Theater Hall of Fame.
(Nan) Penny Fuller received a Tony Award Nomination in 2001 for her performance as “Gabrielle” in Neil Simon’s The Dinner Party. Recent NY: Lincoln Center: A New Brain (Drama Desk nom.), An American Daughter, Ancestral Voices; Manhattan Theatre Club: New England, Three Viewings (Drama Desk nom.); National Actors’ Theatre: Right You Are. She created “Eve Harrington” in Applause (Tony no.). Recent Regional: Do I Hear a Waltz (George Street), Tina Howe’s Rembrandt’s Gift (Actors Theater for Louisville); The Glass Menagerie (Charlotte Rep); Franny’s Way by Richard Nelson (Geffen Playhouse). Other LA Theatre: Taper: Twelfth Night, Henry IV, Chekov in Yalta, Dutch Landscape; Ahmanson: The Elephant Man, Ring Around the Moon; Matrix Theatre: Betrayal (LA Drama Critics Circle Award), The Tavern, and The Seagull (Dramalogue). She has received Emmy nominations for her work on China Beach, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Miss Rose White, NYPD Blue, and ER. She was awarded the Emmy for her work in The Elephant Man.
(Leo) Cellist) Aaron Yoo recently made his Off-Broadway debut in wAve with Obie winner Ma-Yi Theater Company at the Ohio Theater (directed by Will Pomerantz). Other stage credits include Cellophane (Bat Theater Company, dir. Jim Simpson), Air Raid and Fuenteovejuna (National Asian American Theatre Company, dir. David Herskovits), The Gifted Program (OVO), and Karaoke Stories (Imua! Theatre Company). His television credits include Ed and One Life to Live. He is regularly terrorized by his cat, Meg.
(Young Businessman 1/Young White Man/Young White Guy/Dave) Aaron Stanford is thrilled, in a manic and sort of unsettling way, to be making his New York theatre debut with this very talented group here at the Vineyard. Film and television credits include: Tadpole, Hollywood Ending, 25th Hour, X-Men II, Spartan, Winter Solstice, Rick, Standing Still, and a recurring role on the TV show Third Watch.
(Tyler) Jacob Pitts appeared on Broadway in Macbeth starring Kelsey Grammer. Other theatre productions include I Thought I’d Miss It (Naked Angels Theatre Co.), Lost in Space and The Group (Ensemble Studio Theatre). Film credits include Eurotrip, K-19, The Widowmaker and the indie film Pipe Dream. Television credits are We Were the Mulvaneys (Lifetime), A Separate Peace (Showtime) and guest starring roles on Law & Order, Ed, and Sex and the City.
(Shedrick) Off-Broadway debut. Other New York credits include: Blurring Shine (NYC Fringe), Prime Time (Abingdon Theatre). Created the role of Benjamin in the world premiere of Bel Canto by Daniel Alexander Jones in Boston. Performed at the Sundance Theatre Festival and New York Theatre Workshop playwrights workshop. Holds a BFA from New York University. Much love to family, friends, cast and crew.
(Stephen) Luke MacFarlane recently made his New York Theatre debut in Wendy Macleod’s Juvenilia at Playwrights Horizons. Luke also made his feature film debut in Bill Condon’s Kinsey. As a graduate of Julliard School he performed in productions of The School of Night, Blue Window, The Grapes of Wrath, As You Like It, and Richard III. Luke would like to thank his parents for all their love and support.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
(Young Businessman 2/Billy/Young Art Student) Broadway: On The Town. Off-Broadway: The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told (Minetta Lane), Newyorkers (MTC), Hair (City Center Encores!), The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Century Theatre) and Michael John LaChiusa’s Little Fish (Second Stage). Regional: William Finn’s The 25th Annual Putnam Valley Spelling Bee (Barrington Stage Co.). Embarrassments (Wilma Theatre) Comedy of Errors (Hartford Stage) and David Sedaris’ SantaLand Diaries (Pittsburgh City Theatre). Film/Television: Absolutely Fabulous (BBC), Sally Hemmings: An American Scandal (CBS Mini-series). Ordinary Sinner and Mercury In Retrograve. www.jessetylerferguson.com.
(Timothy/Security Guard) His most recent stage appearance was in the Broadway revival of Master Harold…and the Boys, understudying and performing for Danny Glover. He also appeared in the New York premiere of Miss Evers’ Boys. On television he has been seen in all three Law & Order series, OZ, The Cosby Show and The Jury. His film credits include The Substitute 2, 13 Conversations, the John Sayles films City of Hope, Brother from Another Planet and The Manchurian Candidate.
(Patricia) Broadway: The Lion in Winter (Roundabout Theatre FANY People’s Choice Award). Off-Broadway: Old Money (Lincoln Center premiere). Regional: The Country, Our Town (La Jolla Playhouse), Proof, The School for Wives (South Coast Repertory), Romeo and Juliet (Old Globe Theater), Once In a Lifetime, The Skin of Our Teeth (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Under Cover of Darkness (NY Stage and Film), Our Lady of 121st Street, The Rose Tattoo (LA Theater Works). TV: CSI:Miami, Enterprise, Steven Spielberg Presents Taken, Gilmore Girls, ER, NYPD Blue. Film: Chasing Sleep, Happy Campers, The Rage: Carrie II. Emily is a member of the Antaeus Theater Company in Los Angeles.
Daniel T. Booth
(Serena) Off-Broadway Debut. Infamous drag persona “Sweetie” since 1991. Film: To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar; StarrBooty; No Exit.
(Venus) Off-Broadway Debut. NY workshops: Timmy the Great (John Nervous); Rubirosa (Y. Rubirosa). Regional: Altar Boyz (Juan); LOUD (Parker); A Chorus Line (Mark); Streakin’ (world premiere, Donny); Working (Emilio); Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour). Nat’l tours: West Side Story (Ensemble, U/S); Diva Diaries (Y. Damsel); Mouse Cookie (Mouse). TV: Rescue Me. BFA in Music and Theater at the Univ. of Florida and the Conservatory for Music and Theater at the Florida School of the Arts.
(Deity) Off-Broadway Debut. Regional: A Lesson Before Dying, The Bluest Eye (Steppenwolf); Polaroid Stories, Caligula, Vassa Zheleznova (Williamstown); Edward II, Winter’s Tale, As You Like It, The Tempest (Stratford Festival); Deep Azure (Congo Square). Sundance Theatre Lab; Goodman; Chicago Shakespeare; . TV: 24; The Unit; Jericho (recurring); Lie To Me (pilot); S.I.S (pilot). BFA DePaul University. Goodman School of Drama. Conservatory at the Stratford Festival.
Sean Patrick Doyle
(Loki) International: Baby John in West Side Story (dir. Joey McKneely, Asian/European Tours); Fame: The Musical (Asian Tour). Regional Theatre/Opera: Carmen Ghia in The Producers; Starkey in Peter Pan, Chantal in La Cage Aux Folles (dir. BT McNichol), Emcee in Cabaret, Mistoffelees in Cats, and numerous appearances at The John F. Kennedy Center, including A Salute to 1940s Broadway (dir. Baayork Lee), Bernstein’s Mass, and Tchaikovsky’s Maid of Orleans. Film/Television: Kennedy Center Honors (dir. Rob Marshall); Full Grown Men; Young Lincoln; and numerous commercials. www.seanpatrickdoyle.com
(Faith) Off-Broadway: Mama I Want to Sing (Benefit Concert); 365 Plays/365 Days; My Secret Garden; Broadway Soul;Damn Yankees (Benefit Concert); Diss Diss, Dat Dat; River Deep. Regional: Damn Yankees; Dreamgirls; Crowns; Golf: The Musical; Harriet’s Return starring Debbie Allen (The Kennedy Center). TV: Law & Order; Law & Order: CI; Law & Order: SVU. BFA in Musical Theater, Howard University.
Nathan Lee Graham
(Rey-Rey) Film: Zoolander; Sweet Home Alabama; Hitch. Television: The Comeback; Absolutely Fabulous; Scrubs. Broadway: The Wild Party (LADCC Award Best Featured Performer in a Musical). Recordings: William Bolcom’s Songs Of Innocence and of Experience (Grammy award winner classical recording 2005). First national tours: Jesus Christ Superstar; Showboat. Regional theatre and commercials. Upcoming: indie film 818; the CD Easy. BFA in musical theatre, Webster University Conservatory.
(Fate) Off-Broadway Debut. Regional: Little Shop of Horrors (Paper Mill Playhouse, “Ronette”); Buddy (Westchester Broadway Theatre, “Apollo Singer”); Spunk (Actor’s Theatre Louisville, “Blues Speak”); World Goes ‘Round (Barrington Stage, “Woman 1”); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Fulton Opera, “Muzzy”); Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Maltz Jupiter, “Nell”); Crowns (Arizona Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, “Wanda”); Abyssinia (Goodspeed Opera, North Shore Music Theatre, “Mavis”); Crowns (Arena Stage, Geva Theatre, Studio Arena, “Mabel”); Showboat (Marriot,“Ethel”); Kiss Me Kate (Drury Lane, “Hattie”); Bubbly Black Girl…(Apple Tree, “Granny”). Graduate of Roosevelt University’s Theatre Conservatory in Chicago, IL.
(Eric) Recent theatre includes Tempest Tossed (Classic Stage Company); In the Red and Brown Water (Alliance Theatre); Blue Door (Playwrights Horizons); Much Ado About Nothing and As You Like It (Public Theater, Shakespeare in the Park); Andorra (Young Vic, London); Hamlet, Comedy of Errors, Saint Joan (Georgia Shakespeare Festival). Recent film: Bride Wars (FOX); Miracle at St. Anna (Spike Lee, dir.); Sugar (Ryan Fleck/Anna Boden, dir.). Television: Law & Order (NBC); Black Donnellys (NBC); The News (ABC Pilot).
Rebecca Naomi Jones
(Fay) Broadway: Passing Strange. Off-Broadway: Passing Strange (Public Theater); How Love is Spelt (Playwrights Horizons-SPF). Tours/Regional: Caroline, or Change (OBC Tour); Little Shop of Horrors (1st Nat’l Tour); Rent (Both US Nat’l and 10th Anniversary Tours); Funked Up Fairy Tales (Sundance); Wig Out! (Sundance); Passing Strange (Berkeley Rep). Films: Miracle at St. Anna; Passing Strange (both directed by Spike Lee). Vocalist for Deetown Entertainment. Songs in Alvin and The Chipmunks; Gossip Girl; Sydney White; Fools Gold. B.F.A. in Drama, North Carolina School of the Arts.
(Lucian) Theatre credits include: Servy ‘N Bernice 4Ever,Streamers (dir. Terry Kinney, Steppenwolf Company); Balm In Gilead (Circle Rep); Wasted (WPA). TV: Dexter (Sgt. Doakes); Oz (Moses Dyell); The District (Travis Hayward); The Division; Malcolm in the Middle; CSI:Miami; Charmed; JAG; Law & Order. Film: National Treasure; Ice Princess; Desperate Measures; True Crime.
(Ms. Nina) Broadway: The Lion King (Simba); Wicked (Fiyero). Off-Broadway: Miracle Brothers (Vineyard Theatre). LA/1st National Tour: Rent (Benny, Australian Tour); Grease (Teen Angel); Smokey Joe`s Café (Victor); Regional: Godspell (North Shore, “Judas”); Ragtime (MUNY); Pippin (Papermill). TV&Film: Law & Order; Making The Band Season 1; The Oprah Winfrey Show; The Tonight Show; Side Effects; Whirlwind. Upcoming recording. www.myspace.com/cliftonolivermusic.
Tarell Alvin McCraney
(Playwright) Plays include The Brothers Size (The Public Theater New York, The Abbey Theater produced with the Foundry Theater, the Young Vic Theater London); In the Red and Brown Water (Winner of the 2007 Kendeda Award Alliance Theater Atlanta, GA); and Marcus, or the Secret of Sweet. Other plays: The Breach (Southern Rep. Theater, New Orleans 2007, Seattle Rep Theater 2008); A Taurian Tale (52nd Street Project 2008). Awards: 2007 Paula Vogel Playwriting Award (Vineyard Theatre); 2007 Giles Whiting Writing Award. International Writer-in-Residence for the Royal Shakespeare Company 2008-2010. Hodder Fellow, Princeton University and new member at New Dramatists in New York, NY. Graduate: New World School of the Arts High School, 1999; DePaul University, 2003; Yale School of Drama in playwriting 2007.
(Lighting Designer) Broadway: Over 35 plays and musicals including Is He Dead?; Young Frankenstein; Curtains; Grey Gardens; The Pajama Game; The Producers; The Music Man; Contact; Kiss Me Kate. Numerous productions for Lincoln Center,Roundabout, MTC, NYSF, Playwrights Horizons, Encores. Regional:Guthrie, Goodman, CTG, La Jolla, Seattle Rep, Hartford, Long Wharf. Opera: The Met, NYCO, San Francisco Opera, LAMCO, Santa Fe, Seattle, St. Louis. Abroad: Royal Opera, Scottish Opera, Opera/North, Bonn State Opera, Maggio Festival Florence, L’Arena di Verona, La Fenice, Cagliari and Lisbon. He is the recipient of Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Hewes design awards.
(Director) Directing credits include the New York premieres of Lee Blessing’s Going to St. Ives at Primary Stages, Kira Obolensky’s Lobster Alice at Playwrights Horizons, Vijay Tendulkar’s Sakharam Binder and Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt’s Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran for The Play Company, Oren Safdie’s Private Jokes Public Places at the Center For Architecture, Neena Beber’s Hard Feelings at the Women’s Project and her Tomorrowland for New Georges, Erik Ehn’s Maid for the Lincoln Center Festival, Julia Cho’s 99 Histories at the Cherry Lane, Brighde Mullins’ Those Who Can Do at Clubbed Thumb, Jeannie Hutchins’ Laugh I Thought I’d Die at P.S. 122 and Dawn Saito’s HA at DTW. Regionally she has worked at the La Jolla Playhouse, The Geffen, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Theatre X, Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival and New York Stage and Film. This summer she will direct Lucy Prebble’s The Sugar Syndrome for the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
(Playwright) My Thing of Love (Broadway, Steppenwolf Theatre, Joseph Jefferson Award), Supple In Combat (Steppenwolf Theatre), I Never Told Anyone (a short play, McCarter Theatre) and Mother of Invention (Steppenwolf Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival). Her play, Omnium Gatherum, which she co-wrote with Theresa Reeck, premiered at the 2003 Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville and was subsequently produced Off-Broadway, as well as countless regional and international productions. Omnium Gatherum was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. A one act, The Airport Play, will appear this Spring’s EST Marathon 2005 and seven other short plays have been produced at the HB Playwrights Foundation. Her plays have been published by Samuel French and Smith and Kraus. As an actress, she recently appeared in last year’s premiere of Nicky Silver’s Beautiful Child (Vineyard Theatre) as well as productions in New York at EST, Second Stage, Primary Stages, HOME, New York Stage and Film Company and on Broadway. Special thanks to all the talented theatre artists who collaborated on The Argument in its many incarnations, especially dramaturg Len Berkman and the gang at New York Stage and Film Company where the play was workshopped last summer. Ms. Gersten-Vassilaros is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, a member of Actors Studio, and the HB Playwrights Foundation. She would especially like to thank her husband John and her three sons, Tonio, Luka and Stefano for their abundant enthusiasm and and very long surname.
(Playwright) Sir James Matthew Barrie, born the ninth of ten children in Kirriemuir, Scotland on May 9, 1860, was a journalist, playwright, and novelist. His life was marked by a long friendship with Sylvia Llwelyn Davies and her five sons, to whom he dedicated the play that propelled him to international fame: Peter Pan, or the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up (1904), and the subsequent story Peter and Wendy (1911). Barrie attended Edinburgh University and began his career as a journalist in London before he turned to writing novels and then plays. His first play, Ibsen’s Ghost, was a well received parody of Ibsen that premiered in London in 1891. He followed it with the successful premieres of more than 50 plays including The Little Minister (1897), Quality Street (1901), The Admirable Crichton (1902), Alice Sit-by-the-Fire (1905), What Every Woman Knows (1908), The Twelve-Pound Look (1911), A Kiss for Cinderella (1916), Dear Brutus (1917) and Mary Rose (1920). A contemporary of G.B. Shaw and H.G. Wells, and a close friend of Arthur Conan Doyle and P.G. Wodehouse, Barrie was one of the most celebrated men of his day. His many honors included a baronetcy, the Order of Merit, the Rectorship of St. Andrew’s University and the Chancellorship of Edinburgh University. Barrie died on June 3, 1937.
Jay O. Sanders
(Phillip) Jay O. Sanders recently sang and danced in a fatsuit as Falstaff in The Red Clay Ramblers’ musical version of The Merry Wives of Windsor, Lone Star Love, Off-Broadway at the recently demolished John Houseman Theatre. He has appeared around New York the U.S., and in England in a long list of classics and new plays, from the original cast of The Exonerated. Hurdy Gurdy Man, Buried Child, and Loose End o Shakespeare (Macbeth, Petruchio, Faulconbridge, Mar Antony & Caliban) and Shaw (on Broadway opposite his wife, Maryann Plunkett in St. Joan) His feature films include: The Day After Tomorrow, Tumbleweeds, JFK, Kiss the Girls, Music of The Heart, The Matchmaker, Glory, Tucker, A Man and His Dream, Angels in the Outfield, On television, he appeared in the pilot of Peter Berg’s controversial Wonderland, portrayed ‘Terry Anderson’ in HBO’s Hostages, and guest-starred on Roseanne, Law & Order and Law & Order, Criminial Intent, among many others. The resident narrator for WNET’s international news documentary series, Wide Angle, Jay has also recorded numerous audiobooks. He is at work writing a play which investigates the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Jamie’s dad.
(Herb) On Broadway Social Security, directed by Mike Nichols, Richard Nelson’s Some American’s Abroad, directed by Roger Michell. Off Broadway: At Playwrights Horizons: Richard Nelson’s Goodnight Children Everywhere and Rodney’s Wife, Biran Kulick’s production of The Mysteries, Jo Bonney’s Good Thing by Jessica Golderg, Woody Allen and Elaine May plays in Death Defying Acts, directed by Michael Blakemore. He wrote and starred in The Impossible H.I. Mencken-a one man sow, at The American Place. On film, he has supporting roles in Woody Allen’s Stardust Memories, Zelig, Purple Rose of Cairo. Also Copy Cat, Picture Perfect, Say it Isn’t So, and Easy. He’s featured in many more. Recently Door in the Floor, Huckabees, Taxi with Prime and The Ringer coming soon. TV: a series regular on Birdland and Feds; guest starred on Law and Order and recently on Judging Amy.
(Sophie) Melissa Leo is very happy to be making her debut at the Vineyard Theatre. Stagework includes: The Distance From Here, The Vagina Monologues, A Touch of the Poet, Out of Gas on Lover’s Leap, The Hurdy Gurdy Man, Don Juan, Cinders, and Tongue of the Bird. Film credits include: Runaways, The Three Burials of Melquiades Strada, Hide and Seek, 21 Grams, Confess, From Other Worlds, Always, Venice/Venice, Last Summer in the Hamptons, The 24 Hour Woman, The Ballad of Little Jo, Immaculate Conception, A Time of Destiny, and Streetwalkin. TV credits include: Homicide: Life on the Street, All My Children, The Young Riders, Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC), The L-Word (Showtime), CSI (CBS), Veronica Mars (UPN), Law & Order (NBC), Legacy (UPN), The Equalizer (CBS), Miami Vice (NBC), Spencer For Hire (NBC), Carolina Skeletons and the miniseries Scarlett. Ms. Leo would like to dedicate her performance to her son Jack upon his high school graduation this June.
(Stage Manager) Off-Broadway Stage Management credits: People Are Wrong!, Beautiful Child, Funky Ceili workshop (Vineyard Theatre), Hot ‘N’ Throbbing (Signature Theatre), Savannah Bay (Classic Stage Company), Light Years (Playwrights Horizons). Other SM credits: Peter Pan, Oliver Twist, The Mystery of King Tut (Theatreworks USA). Other New York production credits include Beckett/Albee (Century Center), The Argument, Where Do We Live (Vineyard Theatre), The Winters Tale (Classic Stage Company), Chinese Friends, Juvenilia, I Am My Own Wife, Franny’s Way, Breath Boom!, Lobster Alice (Playwrights Horizons). Regional credits include Goodspeed Opera House and five seasons with the Georgia Shakespeare Festival.
(Production Stage Manager) National Tours: Proof, The Phantom of the Opera. West Coast Tours: Take Me Out (directed by Joe Mantello), Topdog/Underdog (George C. Wolfe, director). Regional: seven seasons at Seattle Repertory Theatre including The Constant Wife, The Time of Your Life (directed by Tina Landau), The Triumph of Love (Stephen Wadsworth, director), When Grace Comes In, Spinning Into Butter, In Real Life (World Premiere directed by Daniel Sullivan), Jar the Floor, Wit, Sisters Matsumoto (World Premiere directed by Sharon Ott), and Nixon’s Nixon. Also, American Conservatory Theatre, Alley Theatre, Missouri Repertory Theatre, ACT Theatre (Seattle), Pittsburgh Public Theatre and Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Industrials: Microsoft, Seattle Mariners and Apple Computer.
(Lighting Design) New York: Topdog/Underdog (Broadway), Lincoln Center, Public Theater, Theater for a New Audience, Manhattan Theater Club, Playwrights Horizons, New York Theater Workshop, Signature, Classic Stage Company, among others. He has also designed extensively at Regional theaters throughout the U.S. International: includes productions in London, Edinburgh, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Berlin, Zurich, Vienna, Adelaide, Singapore, Luang Prabang, and Fukuoka. Dance: includes The Joyce, Kennedy Center, American Dance Festival, American Ballet Theatre, National Ballet of Canada, San Francisco, Boston and Kansas City Ballets. Opera: New York City, Houston, Minnesota, Toronto, Pittsburgh, Arizona, and Berkshire Operas, Opera Colorado, Spoleto USA, Brooklyn Academy of Music, among others.
(Costume Design) Recently designed costumes for: Beast On The Moon (Century Center Theatre), Raw Boys (Wilma), Coriolanus and Svejk (TFANA). Tibet Through a Red Box (SCT), Anna in the Tropics (Broadway), Aladdin for Disneyland, Steve Reich’s Three Tales International tour, Orphan of Chao Lincoln Center, Snow in June (ART), and Peach Blossom Fan (Frank Gehry Museum Center). Opera: Les Troyens and Cyrano (MET), Fidelio And Die Walkure (Washington Opera), Arsace II (San Francisco Opera); Madame Butterfly (Houston Grand Opera and Grand Theatre de Geneve); Ainadamar (Tanglewood), Der Fliegende Hollander, and The Silver River (Spoleto Festival). Upcoming: Der Ring Des Nibelungen at Washington Opera and San Francisco Opera, The Gambler at Opera Zuid, Holland.
(Set Design) G.W. Mercier is privileged to work at the Vineyard where previous shows include: People Are Wrong!, Eli’s Comin’, Dream True (Drama Desk Nomination), True History and Real Adventures, You Don’t Miss the Water, The Waiting Room, Bed & Sofa (Drama Desk Nomination), Por’ Knockers, Lady Bracknell’s Confinement, The Pary, and Hannah,1939. For Juan Darien: A Carnival Mass at the Vivian Beaumont, he was honored to receive a Tony Nomination for Scenery; as well as two Drama Desk Nominations for Scenery and Costumes. Current NY work includes Five Course Love at the Minetta Lane. Regionally, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Long Wharf in Connecticut, Measure for Measure at the Denver Center, The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chao for Portland Stage and San Jose Rep, Vigil and Splitting Infinity for Geva Theatre, A Christmas Carol at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, and Flock which he wrote and directed for Dell’Arte in Blue Lake, CA. While working in film, television, opera, dance, musical theatre, as well as plays, over 350 of his set, costume, and puppet designs have been realized. He thrives in collaboration with significant writers, composers, directors, partner designers, and actors creating original work or making established shows seem new. G.W. Mercier and his family live in Connecticut.
(Orchestration) orchestrated and co-composed George C. Wolfe’s musicals Bring in ‘Da Noise/Bring in ‘Da Funk and Harlem Song. He composed the music for Charlayne Woodard’s one-woman show, In Real Life and Regina Taylor’s productions, Drowning Crow and The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove. He is Eartha Kitt’s music director. Mr. Waters is a music graduate of Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina.
(Choreography) Artistic Director of Mark Dendy Dance and Theater from 1983 to 2000, touring the world and performing in NYC at The Joyce Theater, Lincoln Center, Dance Theater Workshop and Performance Space 122. Recipient of the 2000 Alpert Award in the Arts, numerous National Endowment, NYSCA and foundation fellowships, and the 1997 New York Dance and Performance Award, “The Bessie” for sustained achievement with his company. Broadway: Taboo, The Pirate Queen (upcoming). Off-Broadway: The Wild Party (Lippa, MTC), 2000 Obie Award, Joseph Calloway Award, Drama Desk Nomination, best choreography. Regional: Baptiste, The Dybbuk, Hartford Stage. Camille, Goodspeed. Carnivale at Radio City Music Hall (Graciella Danielle). The Magic Flute at The Metropolitan Opera (Julie Taymor).
Kirsten Childs (Playwright/Composer) is the award-winning writer of the musicals The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, Miracle Brothers, Fly (with Rajiv Joseph and Bill Sherman), Funked Up Fairy Tales, The Edge of Night (a Playwrights Horizons SoundStage musical podcast, directed by Awoye Timpo) and Bella: An American Tall Tale (directed by Robert O’Hara). Bella received its world premiere in the 2016-2017 season at Dallas Theater Center, with a co-production at Playwrights Horizons. Bubbly Black Girl was recently produced at Theatre Royal Stratford East in the UK and at City Centers Encores! Off-Broadway. For her work, Kirsten has received Obie, Kleban, Larson, Richard Rodgers, Audelco and Gilman/Gonzalez-Falla awards, as well as Lortel and Drama Desk nominations. Kirsten has written for Disney Theatricals, the American Songbook series at Lincoln Center, the New Electric Company, City Center Encores!, Works and Process @ Guggenheim Museum, and Premieres/Inner Voices. She is an adjunct professor in NYU’s Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program and a member of the Dramatists Guild Council.
(Rancor) Broadway Original Casts: Wicked – Dr. Dillamond, Baz Luhrmann’s La Boheme – Alcindoro, Titanic, Big River, Little Foxes (with Elizabeth Taylor). Off-Broadway: Henry V (NYSF), Widow Claire (by Horton Foote), Weird Romance (by Alan Menken), Flux (Public Theatre), Orphan of Zhao (Lincoln Center Theater), Bombs Over Baghdad (Lincoln Center at HERE). Film: Mrs. Soffel (Diane Keaton, Mel Gibson), Nadine (Robert Benton), Compromising Positions, Fresh Horses, A League of Their Own. TV: Little Match Girl, Separate But Equal, Private History of a Campaign…, NYPD Blue, Law and Order, Law and Order SVU, and others.
(Maroto) Gregory Treco, originally from Nassau, Bahamas, is most excited to be back on stage. (You have no idea!) Gregory created the role of Zanna in Zanna, Don’t! and made his Broadway debut last season in Rosie O’Donnell’s Taboo in which he played the Producer and understudied Boy George. Most recently, Gregory played Che in Evita at the Gateway Playhouse; starring the wonderful Lisa Brescia. He would like to thank his family: (Dad, Mom, Eb, Math and Danielle; Hero for everything, Mark Dendy, Kirsten Childs, and Tina Landau for their inspiring vision). Enjoy the show. Really.
(Henrique) Broadway: The Life, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Carousel, Victor/Victoria, Seussical, Jesus Christ Superstar, Wonderful Town. Tour: Starlight Express, Joseph and the Amazing….. Regional: Dracula, Sound of Music, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Orphans, Hamlet. TV: Jamie Kennedy Experiment, Law and Order, Another World, Passion (by Stephen Sondheim): Live at Lincoln Center, Great Performances. More info: www.devinrichards.com
(Jeca) Broadway: Brooklyn the Musical, Rent. Regional: Children of Eden (Ford’s Theatre). TV: All My Children, As The World Turns. This is for Matthew. Nil Magnum Nisi Bonum.
Darrell Grand Moultrie
A recipient of the Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship Award, Moultrie’s select credits include SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS (MTC), INVISIBLE THREAD (Second Stage Theater), EVITA (Kansas City Rep), WITNESS UGANDA (American Repertory Theatre), EL PUBLICO (Teatro Real; Madrid, Spain). Darrell’s work has been performed by ballet and modern companies throughout the United States and around the world. Moultrie was selected by Grammy Award winning artist Beyoncé as a choreographer on her record-breaking Mrs. Carter Show world tour. A proud New Yorker, born and raised in Harlem, Moultrie is a graduate of LaGuardia High School and The Juilliard School.
(Fernando) Tyler Maynard hails from New Carlisle, Ohio… a far cry from Brazil. Tyler recently played Mark in Altar Boyz where he received nominations for the Drama Desk Award, the Lucille Lortel Award and won a Theater World Award. Other New York credits include Mamma Mia, Bye Bye Birdie (Encores), and the National Tour of Disney’s On the Record. Tyler also can be seen in Palindromes, a new Todd Solondz film and Red Doors. He would like to thank his home-dog, Washington, for pushing him, and his Miracle Sisters, Ashley and Brooke.
(Ginga) Broadway: Dangerous Games. Off-Broadway: Carmen in Fame, Princess Katherine/Boy in Henry V (starring Liev Schreiber)/NYSF, Ukimwi/EST, Crumbs from the Table of Joy/Second Stage, Bring in the Morning/Variety Arts. Regional: Nefertiti (starring)/Parker Playhouse, Limonade Tous Les Jours (w/Alan Alda)/Bay Street, Betsey Brown/Crossroads, Conrack/Fords Theatre. TV: Shining Time Station (w/Ringo Star), The Babysitter’s Club/HBO-Disney series, MOW: The Vernon Johns Story and Summertime Switch, Guest & recurring roles: Law & Order: Trial by Jury & SVU, Third Watch, NYPD Blue, The Cosby Show, Clarissa Explains it All. Film: Tales From the Darkside, The Life, Someone Like You. Education: Brown University, BA in Linguistic Anthropology.
(Juan) Anika Larsen comes to the Vineyard from the cast of All Shook Up. She created the role of Roberta in the Off-Broadway musical Zanna, Don’t!, for which she was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award. She has performed with the Broadway and touring companies of Rent. Anika continues to develop her one-woman show, Shafrika, The White Girl, about growing up with 9 brothers and sisters of different races and nationalities. She majored in theater at Yale University, and she is a proud member of Actor’s Equity.
(Lascivio/Xavier) Broadway: A Year with Frog and Toad, Angels in America, The Play’s the Thing, Sex and Longing. Off-Broadway: A Letter from Ethel Kennedy (MCC Theater), The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Gross Indecency, and Shopping and Fucking (NYTW) and at PUBLIC/NYSF: Pericles, Othello, The Merchant of Venice. National Tour: “Cliff” in Roundabout’s Cabaret. Regional: The Dying Gaul, The Singing Forest, Three Sisters (Intiman). Other: The Shakespeare Theatre/D.C, Williamstown Theatre Festival and Ghosts opposite Joanne Woodward (Woodstock River Arts). Film/TV: A Year with Frog and Toad (PBS), 54, Girl 6, Ethan Frome, Breaking and Entering, Over Here (BBC), Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and One Life to Live. Jay is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and Yale School of Drama.
(Felicidade) Original Broadway Cast: The Who’s Tommy (Acid Queen), Play On (Vy), The Civil War (Bessie – Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Nominations). Off–Broadway: Fame on 42nd Street (Ms. Sherman), Living in the Wind (Sarah) – American Place Theater. Regional: A Night in Tunisia (George Street Playhouse) Constant Star (Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Hartford Arena Stage), Slide Glide the Slippery Slope (ATL Humana Festival). Film & TV: Disney’s Animated Feature & Cartoon Series Hercules (Muse-Melpomere), Fresh, Dead Presidents, Dear Diary (Oscar for Best Short), New York Undercover, Prince Street, One Life to Live, Miracle Boys, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
(Isabel) Broadway: Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors (Outer Critics Nom), Penny in Hairspray (Clarence Derwent Award, Outer Critics and Drama Desk Nom.), Belle in Beauty and the Beast (Dora Nom.), Eponine in Les Miserables, Ms. Jones in Blood Brothers. Off-Broadway: Shelley in BatBoy, Maddy in Prodigal, EST marathon, workshops of The Man in the White Suit, Amore, and Bright Lights, Big City. Television: Fox pilot Twins, Second Honeymoon (CBS movie), One Life to Live. Film: Borough of Kings, and Campfire Stories. Cast recordings: Little Shop (revival), Hairspray, BatBoy, Prodigal.
(Production Stage Manager) Off-Broadway: SIDD, THE MUSICAL (Dodger Stages), IN THE CONTINUUM (Primary Stages, Outer Critics nomination), OEDIPUS AT PALM SPRINGS (New York Theatre Workshop), SLAG HEAP (Cherry Lane Theatre). Also in NYC: THE PARENTS’ EVENING (Cherry Lane Alternative), THE WAR PLAY (Abingdon Theatre & Shakespeare Project), MOTHER BIRD by Craig Lucas (Circle East), and THE CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR (Radio City Productions). Regional: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (Broadway Theatre, Chicago), JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS (Tuacahn Center, Utah). Tour: A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Nebraska Theatre Caravan). Kate is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa.
In the fall of 2019, Lonny directed the world premiere of the Mitnick/Gwon collaboration, Scotland PA., for the Roundabout Theatre (produced in association with Hal Luftig). On Broadway, he directed Sunset Boulevard, (starring Glenn Close) Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, (Starring Audra McDonald) 110 in the Shade, ‘Master Harold’… and the Boys, (starring Danny Glover) Sally Marr and Her Escorts (co-written with Joan Rivers and Erin Sanders), Urban Cowboy, and A Class Act (Tony Award nominated book co-written with Linda Kline). West End credits include Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill at the Wyndham’s, as well as Carousel, Sunset Boulevard, Sweeney Todd, and Man of La Mancha, all for the English National Opera. Film and television credits include his film version of the New York Philharmonic’s Sweeney Todd (Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel), and Company. He also directed the stage and filmed versions of his tribute to Stephen Sondheim, Sondheim: The Birthday Concert! (Emmy Award). Other Philharmonic collaborations include the “Live From Lincoln Center” broadcast of Camelot, Candide, Sweeney Todd (George Hearn and Patti LuPone, Emmy Award), and Sondheim’s Passion (Emmy Award). Additional television credits include “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill” for HBO, as well as episodes of “2 Broke Girls,” “Desperate Housewives,” and the upcoming ‘Plan Z.’ For his first feature, Master Harold’ … and the Boys, he received a Best Director Award from the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival. His documentary, Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened premiered at the New York Film Festival and was named one of New York Times’ Top 10 Films of 2016, and his other documentary Hal Prince: The Director’s Life (PBS) was released to critical acclaim as well.
Mary Pat Gleason
(Performer/Playwright) Mary Pat Gleason has had the pleasure of working with many great directors including Steven Soderbergh on the film TRAFFIC. Her other film appearances include THE ISLAND, THE CRUCIBLE, A CINDERELLA STORY, EVOLUTION, A WALK IN THE CLOUDS, LORENZO’S OIL, SOAP DISH, BASIC INSTINCT, MAN TROUBLE, SPEECHLESS, DEFENDING YOUR LIFE, FAT MAN AND LITTLE BOY, and the upcoming MARILYN HOTCHKISS BALLROOM DANCING & CHARM SCHOOL. Gleason has appeared in Hallmark Hall of Fame’s A SEASON FOR MIRACLES and Movies of the Week such as THE WEST SIDE WALTZ, CHILDREN OF THE DARK, RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT, and THE JERRY SHERWOOD STORY. Throughout her many years in the business, Mary Pat has guest-starred on virtually every television series including: DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, SEX IN THE CITY, MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE, MURPHY BROWN, NYPD BLUE, ER, FRIENDS, WILL & GRACE and LA LAW. In regional theatre she has appeared in SPACE at Mark Taper Forum, GROWING GRACEFULLY at the Tiffany Theatre, ONLY A KINGDOM at the Pasadena Playhouse, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at George Street Playhouse, PLAZA SUITE at Meadowbrook Theatre, JITTERS at Walnut Street Theatre, TARTUFFE, LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, and THE RUNNER STUMBLES at Cohoes Music Hall, THE SEAHORSE at Nassau Rep and FRANKIE AND ANNIE at Manhattan Theatre Club. Mary Pat played Jane Hogan on GUIDING LIGHT and won an Emmy for editing the show in 1986. She was invited to HBO’s 1999 Comedy Festival in Nancy Shayne’s production of TWO BITTER WOMEN IN A COFFEE SHOP.
(Cameron) Off-Broadway: The Mistakes Madeline Made (Naked Angels), The Distance from Here (MCC Theatre), Juvenilia (Playwrights Horizons). Regional: The Royal Family, Mother Courage and Her Children (Steppenwolf Theatre), The Rose Tattoo, The Beard of Avon (Goodman Theatre), As You Like It, All’s Well That Ends Well (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), Finian’s Rainbow (Marriott Theatre), Rag and Bone (Long Wharf Theatre). Film: I Think I Love My Wife, Save the Last Dance 2, Flourish, No Sleep ‘Til Madison.
(Mr. Moreland) Michael Countryman has appeared on Broadway in Night Must Fall, Holiday, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, A Few Good Men, and Face Value. Numerous Off-Broadway credits include The Stendhal Syndrome (Primary Stages), The Clearing (Blue Light), A Flea in Her Ear (Roundabout), Nine Armenians (MTC), All in The Timing (Primary Stages), House and Garden (MTC), a Drama Desk Nomination for The Common Pursuit and Out! and most recently Terrence McNally’s Dedication. Regional credits include premieres at Hartford Stage, the McCarter, the Guthrie, New York Stage and Film, and most recently, The Drawer Boy at Westport. Films: Squid and the Whale, Black Night, You Can Count on Me, Ransom, The Paper, Deceived, and the indie Loopy. TV: NYPD Blue, Law and Order, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Third Watch, Ed, Kate and Allie among others.
(Narrator) Broadway: Doubles; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; P.S. Your Cat is Dead; Butterflies Are Free; Dr. Cook’s Garden. London / West End: Bus Stop. Off-Broadway / Regional: Over 70 productions, most recently – Strings; The Exonerated. Film: 2001, A Space Odessy; 2010; David and Lisa (Golden Globe Award); The Fox; Madam X; Bunny Lake is Missing; The Good Shepard; to be released – Fortune; Accidental Husband. TV: from the pilot of Route 66 to Law and Order. Keir is a frequent reader on NPR’s Selected Shorts.
(Simon) Off-Broadway: Abigail’s Party (New Group, Lucille Lortel Nomination, Best Featured Actor), Terrorism (New Group), Intimate Apparell (u/s Roundabout), St. Crispin’s Day (Rattlestick Theater). Regional: King John, The Merchant of Venice, The Trojan Women (Shakespeare Theater) The Grapes of Wrath (Capital Rep) TV: As the World Turns, Law & Order: CI. MFA: NYU’s Graduate Acting Program and a proud member of Actor’s Equity.
(Mary Rose) Paige is happy to be making her Off-Broadway debut in Mary Rose. Prior to joining the Vineyard Theatre in this production, Paige was attending New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Paige has also studied at the Stella Adler Studio, Stonestreet Studios, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
(Harry) Soon to be seen as Jace Hipley in the upcoming movie Delirious (Dir. Tom DiCillo, Prod. Bob Salerno, 2007 Sundance Festival), The Tourist (Dir. Marcel Langenegger), and Law and Order: Criminal Intent (Dir. Jean Desegonzac). Recently seen at Lincoln Center in An Evening with Simon Grey alongside Roger Rees, Richard Easton and Dana Ivey and Off-Broadway in WASPS in Bed (Cal) and Entertaining Mr. Sloane (U/S Sloane). Many UK credits include: Grease (London, National Tour), Macbeth, Midsummer Nights Dream (National Tour), The Full Monty (National Tour) amongst others. Appeared in various commercial campaigns in the US and Ireland. SAG/AEA (UK/USA).
(Director) Tina Landau is a writer/director whose original pieces include Theatrical Essays (Steppenwolf), Beauty (La Jolla Playhouse), Space (NYSF/Public, Taper, Steppenwolf), Floyd Collins (Playwrights Horizons, Goodman, Old Globe, AMTF), Dream True (Vineyard Theatre), States of Independence (AMTF), Stonewall (En Garde Arts) and 1969 (Humana Festival). Other productions include Midsummer Night’s Dream (McCarter/Papermill), Miracle Brothers (Vineyard), Bells are Ringing (B’way), Saturn Returns (Public), Orestes and Trojan Women (En Garde), as well as Cherry Orchard, Time of Your Life, and many other productions at Steppenwolf theater in Chicago where she is an ensemble member. Tina has written, with Anne Bogart, The Viewpoints Book.
(Lighting Design) Broadway: Spring Awakening, Take Me Out, John Leguizamo’s Sexaholix, Eve Ensler’s The Good Body, Hedda Gabler, A Class Act, An Almost Holy Picture, Getting and Spending, Latinologues. Off-Broadway: Mr. Marmalade, Spatter Pattern, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Bett’s Summer Vacation, Stupid Kids, solo shows by Anna Deveare Smith, Eric Bogosian and Sandra Bernhard, many more. Other: Steppenwolf Theatre, NY City Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, London’s West End. Obie for Sustained Excellence.
(Sound Design & Original Music) Obadiah created sound and music for the Vineyard’s Beautiful Child, The Argument, Stopping Traffic, and The Agony and the Agony. Broadway: Shining City and for The Lieutenant of Inishmore on Broadway. Selected Off-Broadway: Romance, Celebration and The Room, The Bald Soprano/The Lesson, Birth and After Birth, A Second Hand Memory (Atlantic), Chinese Friends (Playwrights Horizons), Hamlet, Fucking A (Public), Nine Parts of Desire (MET), Birdie Blue (Second Stage), The American Pilot, Moonlight and Magnolias (MTC). He won a Lortel Award for Nine Parts of Desire, and a Viv for Fucking A. Television: HBO, Nickelodeon, Discovery, and TLC.
(Playwright / Performer) Previous work includes: solo performances Managed Care (1998) and Curb Appeal (2000), produced at the Hyde Park Theatre in Austin, Perfect Pitch (Austin Music Hall, 2001) and his play Millennium Bug (Hyde Park Theatre, 1999). American Fiesta won the American Theatre Critics Association 2006 “Osborn Award” for Best Play by an Emerging Playwright. Mr. Tomlinson is the Director of Curriculum at the Acton School of Business and teaches economics and theology at the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. He coaches Fortune 500 executives on communication skills and strategy, is the author of three multimedia economics textbooks, and holds a Ph.D in economics from Stanford University. American Fiesta marks his New York stage debut.
(James/Bartender) Off-Broadway: Trouble in Paradise (Hourglass Group), Aunt Dan and Lemon (The New Group), Two Noble Kinsmen (The Public), Don Juan (Theatre For A New Audience), The Secret Order (EST), Juno and the Paycock (Roundabout). Regional: A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings (CTG @ the Kirk Douglas), The Comedy of Errors, The Winter’s Tale, Macbeth, Antony and Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Pericles (The Old Globe), Moving Picture (Williamstown), The Lady from the Sea (Intiman). TV: Rescue Me, Boston Legal, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU. Film: The Royal Tenenbaums. Liam received his MFA from NYU’s Graduate Acting Program and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity.
(Irene/Anonymous Woman) Off-Broadway: Trouble in Paradise (Hourglass), Jane Jacobs in Boozy (Les Freres Corbusier), Superpowers (Adobe), Once in a Lifetime (Atlantic), Mae West’s SEX (Hourglass). Other NY Theatre: Heddatron (Les Freres Corbusier), Wildlife (SPF’05), The Ladies (Civilians/Dixon Place), Demon Baby (Clubbed Thumb), The Eight (Adobe), Red Frogs (Hourglass). Regional: Caucasian Chalk Circle (South Coast Rep), Be Aggressive (Geva). Film & TV: The Ten (upcoming), Wet Hot American Summer, The Venture Brothers, Love Monkey, Stella, Law & Order: CI. Nina is a member of The Civilians, an affiliated artist of Clubbed Thumb and Les Freres Corbusier, and a founding member of Hourglass Group.
(Simon/Paul) recently received a Drama Desk Award for David Hare’s Stuff Happens (Best Ensemble). Other favorite Off- Broadway roles include Sir Larry Olivier in Orson’s Shadow, Mr. Bunder in Littlefish (Second Stage), Fluellen in Henry V (NYSF at the Delacorte), and Asa in When They Speak of Rita (Primary Stages), directed by Horton Foote. Broadway credits include Dancing at Lughnasa, Present Laughter, After the Fall, and the original Broadway company of MAMMA MIA! Also lead roles with the Yale Rep, Seattle Rep, ACT, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Long Wharf, Mark Taper Forum and many seasons at the O’Neill Playwrights Conference. TV: Guest Star on Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, 3rd Watch, Trinity. Film: Confession, Downplay, Bad Bride, The Land of Nod.
(Lowell) Theatre credits include: Rope (Drama Dept), The Pain and the Itch (Steppenwolf), The Secret Order (Laguna Playhouse), Major Barbara (Roundabout), A Place at the Table (MCC), The Eros Trilogy (Vineyard), Sex AKA Wieners & Boobs (HERE, NYC & Tamarind, LA), Misalliance (Roundabout), Three Sisters (Goodman) and subUrbia (Lincoln Center). Film credits include The Ten, Prime, The Baxter, Melinda and Melinda, Kill the Poor, Wet Hot American Summer, Loser, Down to You, Snow Falling on Cedars, In & Out, Romeo + Juliet and Spanking the Monkey. Television credits include Stella, Monday Night Mayhem, When Trumpets Fade, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order and Rose Hill.
(Sara) Coastal Disturbances dir. Mark Nelson (Berkshire Theater Festival), Monster dir. Michael Grief (Classic Stage Co.), The Credeaux Canvas dir. Michael Mayer (Playwrights Horizons), The Crackwalker (Soho Rep/Walker Space), The Wild Duck (NY Performance Works), Misalliance dir. David Warren (Roundabout Theatre). Film: Prime, Monster-In-Law, National Treasure, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Upcoming film: Definitely/Maybe dir. Adam Brooks, Blackbird dir. Adam Rapp. Television: Law & Order, Friends, Third Watch, Big Apple, As the World Turns (Emmy Nomination). Member: AEA.
(Playwright) Plays include Apparition (dir. Linsay Firman; Les Waters), The Communist Dracula Pageant (dir. Steve Cosson), The Ladies (dir. Anne Kauffman), and I Have Loved Strangers (dir. Johanna McKeon). Her plays have been produced by 13P, Cherry Lane Theatre, The Civilians, Clubbed Thumb, Dixon Place, and Naked Angels, and workshopped by Actors Theatre of Louisville, New York Theatre Workshop, The Public Theater, Soho Rep, and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Apparition is published in New Downtown Now (edited by Young Jean Lee and Mac Wellman; University of Minnesota Press). The Internationalist was written in Soho Rep’s Writer/Director Lab and first produced off-off Broadway by 13P. She is currently finishing a very close adaptation of Euripides’ Orestes, and working on a commission from Yale Rep. Artistic Associate with the Obie award winning groups 13P, The Civilians, and New Georges, and a member of New Dramatists and the Dramatists Guild.
(Sound Design) As a designer and composer, Robert has created the sonic landscapes for piles of incredible plays. Credits include: Heather McDonald’s An Almost Holy Picture (Broadway/Roundabout), Tracey Scott Wilson’s The Story (Public, Long Wharf, Lortel Nomination), Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig, Some Girl(s) and The Distance From Here (MCC), Kia Corthron’s Light, Raise The Roof (NYTW), Emily Mann’s Meshugah (Naked Angels), the Mabou Mines Request Concert with Joanna P. Adler, and Yasmeen Godder’s dance Hall (Kitchen, International). Projects currently running are: Eric Bogosian’s subUrbia at 2nd Stage, Neil LaBute’s Wrecks at the Public, and Adam Bock’s The Thugs at Soho Rep. He was the first professional sound designer for the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference, (2000-2004), is Producing Artistic Director for the Relentless Theatre Company, and dedicates his work to KMO.
Carmen M. Herlihy
(Mary Fields) New York credits include: The Thugs (Soho Rep), Columbinus (NYTW; Drama League nomination for Ensemble) The House of Bernarda Alba (NAATCO), Misterioso 119 (Act French/Lark), Romeo and Juliet (RTW), Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Two Rooms (Atlantic), HamletMachine, Ahraishak, (Theater Mitu). London: Hamlet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Vagina Monologues. Regional: Hartford Stage, Berkshire Theater Festival, McCarter, RMT, Mark Taper Forum, NCT. TV and FILM: Cold Case (CBS), Six Degrees (ABC), 2007 ABC Diversity Showcase and the upcoming films Tiny Dancer (Dir. Eva Husson), The Trouble with Cali (Dir. Paul Sorvino), and Burn After Reading (Dir. Joel and Ethan Coen). Training: BFA NYU Tisch, ETW Amsterdam, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.
(Playwright) Julia Cho’s plays include Durango (Long Wharf Theatre & The Public Theater), The Winchester House (The Theatre@Boston Court), BFE (Long Wharf Theatre & Playwrights Horizons), The Architecture of Loss (New York Theatre Workshop), 99 Histories (Cherry Lane Alternative, Theater Mu), and Bay and the Spectacles of Doom (La Jolla Playhouse’s POP Tour). Honors include the Barrie Stavis Award, the Claire Tow Award for Emerging Artists and the L. Arnold Weissberger Award. An alumna of the Juilliard School and NYU’s Graduate Dramatic Writing Program, Julia is currently a resident playwright at New Dramatists. Her plays are available from Dramatists Play Service and www.playscripts.com.
(Director) NY credits include The Last Tree in Antarctica by Julia Cho at Ensemble Studio Theatre, the world premiere of Fabulation by Lynn Nottage at Playwrights Horizons and Massacre by Jose Rivera at the Labyrinth Theatre Company of which she is a member. She also directed the world premiere of Vigils, The Rose Tattoo and Heartbreak House at the Goodman Theatre, The Tempest at Shakespeare Theatre, The Master Builder at American Repertory Theatre, Intimate Apparel, The Piano Teacher, Life is a Dream, Caucasian Chalk Circle, Antigone, and The Clean House at South Coast Repertory, and Blue/Orange, Lady from the Sea and The Chairs at the Intiman Theatre. She has worked with writers Nilo Cruz, Sarah Ruhl, Michael Oondaatje, Regina Taylor and Said Sayrefezadieh. Other theatres where she has directed include Baltimore Center Stage, Perseverance Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Sundance Theatre Lab, The Fisher Center, The Eugene O’Neill Center and Geva Theatre. A graduate of NYU and the ART Institute at Harvard, she is currently a visiting lecturer at Princeton University and an associate artist at South Coast Rep. Upcoming: Biyi Bandele’s adaptation of Oroonoko for Theatre for a New Audience.
(Scenic Design) Broadway: The Pajama Game (2006 Tony Award, Best Revival), Grease, The Threepenny Opera, Little Women, I Am My Own Wife (2004 Tony Award, Best Play), Barefoot in the Park, Lestat, The Women, Present Laughter, London Assurance, Holiday, Honour, Summer and Smoke, The Three Sisters. Off-Broadway: Ten Million Miles, The Scene, The Voysey Inheritance, Two Trains Running, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Macbeth (Shakespeare in the Park), Hurlyburly, Abigail’s Party, Modern Orthodox, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Aunt Dan and Lemon, The Creadeux Canvas, What the Butler Saw, Servicemen, East is East, suburbia, The Waverly Gallery, Hello Again, Saturday Night.
(Costume Design) Vineyard Theatre: Unwrap Your Candy, Swimming with Watermelons and Brutal Imagination. New York credits include: Scarcity and Celebration/The Room (Atlantic Theater,) The American Pilot (MTC), Hot n’ Throbbin’ (Signature), Controversy at Valladolid and Fucking A (Public), Savannah Bay (MCC), God of Hell, Wit, Tabletop and Hard Times. Associate Designer for Spamalot, The Crucible, and Art. Also: Princess Wishes, Disney on Ice. Many regional credits including The Autumn Garden, Sweet Bird of Youth (Williamstown Theater Festival). Europe: Norwegian National Ballet and Saturday Night Fever in Holland. Ilona is a graduate of The Yale School of Drama and a recent addition to its faculty.
(Production Stage Manager) Vineyard Debut! Off-Broadway: Beyond Glory, Howard Katz, Suddenly Last Summer (RTC), The House in Town (LCT) and Based on a Totally True Story (MTC). Regional: CATS, 42nd Street, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Into the Woods. Proud member of AEA! Love and thanks to The Vineyard Staff, Talia, Britt, Kate, Mom and Dad.
(Mrs. K) Broadway: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Brighton Beach Memoirs (Tony Award & Drama Desk Award nominations), The Cherry Orchard, The Octette Bridge Club, The Cemetery Club, Getting Married, Uncle Vanya, Morning’s At Seven, (Tony, Drama Desk, & Outer Critics Circle Award nominations) and Death of a Salesman (Tony Award, Chicago’s Jefferson Award, Boston’s Eliot Norton Award, Los Angeles’ Ovation Award, New York’s Fany Award, Drama Desk Award nomination and Outer Critics Circle Nomination). Off Broadway: originated the title role in Christopher Durang’s Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You (Obie Award & Drama Desk nomination); Howard Katz, The Cripple of Inishman, The Comedy of Errors, Minutes from the Blue Route, Madwoman of Chaillot, and One Night Stands of a Noisy Passenger. Regional: American premiere of Frank McGuinnes’s The Bird Sanctuary, Long Day’s Journey into Night, Driving Miss Daisy, Lion in Winter, The Glass Menagerie, A View from the Bridge, The Matchmaker, The Wizard of Oz, Great Expectations, Model Apartment, Woman in Mind. Film: Christmas with the Kranks , The Substance of Fire, Sabrina, The Pallbearer, Stephen King’s Thinner, Fish in a Bathtub, Secret of My Success, School Ties, and Jacknife. Television Movies: Death of a Salesman (Emmy & SAG Award nominations), A Town’s Revenge (Emmy nomination), A Girl Thing, Shameful Secrets,The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket, Dottie, Love and Other Sorrows, and House of Mirth. Television Series: Law and Order, Law and Order, S.V.U., Cold Case, Judging Amy, Roseanne, and The Gilmore Girls. In 2003, she was awarded the Dramatist Guild Fund’s Sidney Kingsley and Madge Evans Lifetime Achievement in the Theater Award. At London’s Royal National Theatre in 2005 she starred in Sam Shepard’s Buried Child and won the Best Newcomer of the Year award.
(Michael) John Boyd is excited to be making his Vineyard Theatre debut. Other theater credits include Romania Kiss Me (The Play Co.), Pinwheel Freak (Glaxa Studios, LA), The Crusaders (Two Roads Theater). Film: Lady in the Water, The Notorious Bettie Page, Building Girl, and the upcoming films Careless and Jelly. TV: Law and Order. He is a graduate of Bennington College.
(GinGin) Jody Flader is thrilled to be making her Vineyard Theatre debut. Off-Off-Broadway: Alice in Wonderland; The Selfish Giant (Manhattan Children’s Theatre); 127 Cups of Coffee; Jack! (Looking Glass Theatre). Regional: Love Song (Marin Theatre Company); American $uicide (Encore Theatre Company); A Christmas Carol; The Tosca Project workshop (American Conservatory Theater). Jody is a 2007 graduate of the American Conservatory Theater M.F.A Program. She received her B.A. from Harvard University.
(Samson) Regional: Sunday in the Park with George (Ravinia Festival); Swing! (Marriott Lincolnshire); Tick, tick…BOOM! (MetroStage); Lost Songs of Broadway (Signature Theater); The Little Mermaid (Chicago Shakespeare Theater). Northwestern University: Parade; Topdog/Underdog; Gypsy. TV: BET’s Teen Summit; Broetry. Matt is a graduate of Northwestern University.
Vineyard Theatre: THE SLUG BEARERS OF KAYROL ISLAND. Off-Broadway: THE TREASURER (Max Posner), AFTER THE REVOLUTION and THE GREAT GOD PAN (Amy Herzog), CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION and BODY AWARENESS (Annie Baker, and her adaptation of) UNCLE VANYA, THE SHAGGS (Gregory, Lang, Madsen), FLY BY NIGHT (Connolly, Mitnick, Rosenstock), THE HEIDI CHRONICLES (Wendy Wasserstein), SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON (Rachel Bonds), HER REQUIEM (Greg Pierce), THE NETHER (Jennifer Haley), END DAYS (Deborah Zoe Laufer), JACUZZI (The Debate Society), THE OPEN HOUSE (Will Eno), THE HATMAKER’S WIFE (Lauren Yee), A SOLDIER’S PLAY (Charles Fuller), THE LOMAN FAMILY PICNIC (Donald Margulies), THE COMMON PURSUIT (Simon Gray), AND A NIGHTINGALE SANG… (C.P. Taylor), HAMLET (Public Theater ’17). Broadway: RAGTIME, THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, TWELVE ANGRY MEN, THE TENTH MAN. Film: The Savages, Safe, Single White Female. TV: “High Maintenance,” “The Affair,” “The Path.” Upcoming: “Succession.”
(Immanuel Lubang) New York: 110 in the Shade (Broadway, Outer Critics Circle Nomination for Featured Actor); Master Harold…and the boys (Broadway); Yank (Gallery Players); columbinus (New York Theatre Workshop, Drama League Nomination for Ensemble); The Music Teacher (The New Group). Other favorites: Juliet in Shakespeare’s R&J (St. Louis Rep); Brighton Beach Memoirs (Pioneer Theater); The Cripple of Inishmaan (Milwaukee Rep). Film/TV: The Namesake; Kinsey; Game 6; For Richer or Poorer; and Sam Grey on All My Children. Bobby is a graduate of NYU and studied classically at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Upcoming: Saved at Playwrights Horizons. Much gratitude to Liz Caplan.
Stephen Lee Anderson
(George Klatter) Broadway: Julius Caesar starring Denzel Washington; Wicked; Fiddler on the Roof; Life (X) 3; The Crucible starring Liam Neeson; The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Footloose; The Capeman; the Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Kentucky Cycle; The Who’s Tommy (National Tour). Off-Broadway: Violet; Floyd Collins (Playwrights); Luck Pluck & Virtue (Atlantic); Juno (Vineyard); Groundhog (MTC). Regional: Signature Theatre; Long Wharf Theater; Denver Center Theatre (seven seasons); Kennedy Center; New Jersey Shakespeare Festival. Film/TV: The Treatment starring Ian Holm; One Life to Live; Law & Order; Autopsy V for HBO. Training: Graduate, Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, London. MFA, National Theatre Conservatory, Denver.
(Psychiatrist, Dry Cleaner) Will Swenson was last seen in Central Park for the Public Theater’s 40 Year anniversary production of Hair where he starred as Berger. Broadway: 110 In The Shade; Brooklyn: The Musical; Lestat. Off-Broadway and Tours: Adrift In Macao; Two Gentlemen of Verona; Miss Saigon; We Will Rock You; Fame. Will is also a filmmaker. His first feature film, Sons Of Provo (a fake documentary about a Mormon boy band he wrote and directed), was released in 2005 and can now be seen on DVD. Other Film: The Singles Ward; The R. M. TV: Six Degrees; All My Children; As the World Turns; Guiding Light.
Tom Riis Farrell
(Butler, Pilot) Broadway: Coram Boy; Dirty Blonde (Helen Hayes Award, Joseph Jefferson nomination); Wrong Mountain; 1776. Other New York stage: Mary Rose (Vineyard); Arturo Ui (National Actors’ Theatre); Li’l Abner (Encores!). Regional: Rag and Bone (Long Wharf); Once in a Lifetime (Williamstown). Films: Trust the Man; The Stepford Wives; Almost Famous; Bringing Out the Dead; The Out-of-Towners; Devil’s Advocate; Sleepless in Seattle; Scent of a Woman. Television: Brotherhood; The Black Donnellys; NYPD Blue; Spin City; New York Undercover; five guest leads on Law & Order and/or Criminal Intent; and the TV movie The Deliverance of Elaine with Chris Cooper.
(Libretto & Drawings) Ben Katchor’s picture-stories and drawings appear in The Forward, Metropolis Magazine, and The New Yorker. His weekly strips include: Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer, The Jew of New York, The Cardboard Valise, Hotel & Farm and most recently Shoehorn Technique. He was the recipient of a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (1995), a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (2000), was a fellow at The American Academy in Berlin (2002) and the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library (2007). Katchor’s libretto and drawings for The Carbon Copy Building, a collaboration with Bang on a Can and Bob McGrath of Ridge Theater, received an OBIE Award for Best New American Work in 2000. In addition to The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island, Katchor and Mulcahy have collaborated on The Rosenbach Company, a sung-through musical biography of Abe Rosenbach, the preeminent rare-book dealer of the 20th century. The Rosenbach Company is currently touring. Katchor and Mulcahy’s next show, A Checkroom Romance, is scheduled for workshop performances in the fall of 2008. He is an Associate Professor at Parsons, The New School for Design. For more information visit www.katchor.com.
(Music) Mark Mulcahy is a composer and recording artist. He has released five solo albums and several others with the bands Miracle Legion and Polaris. He has toured the US and Europe and appeared on MTV and David Letterman. Mulcahy also composed and performed the music for the television series The Adventures of Pete & Pete and has written music for the films Spring Forward, The Crush, and A Matter of Degrees. Mulcahy is featured in the Nick Hornby collection, Songbook, and has worked with David Thomas and Michael Stipe. In addition to The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island, Mulcahy and Katchor have collaborated on The Rosenbach Company, a sung-through musical biography of Abe Rosenbach. Mulcahy performs the role of Abe in the touring production. The next Katchor/Mulcahy show is A Checkroom Romance. Mark is currently working on his next solo album. You can find out more at his record label, www.mezzotint.com.
(Director) Bob McGrath is co-founder and Artistic Director of Ridge Theater. He has directed theater and opera at venues including The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center, The American Repertory Theater, Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall and Arts at St. Ann’s. He has collaborated with composers and writers including John Adams, Gavin Bryars, David Lang, Michael Gordon, Ben Katchor, Susan Sontag, Mac Wellman and Julia Wolfe. Teaching: Virginia Tech (current), Sarah Lawrence College, NYU and as part of The Eugene O’Neill Theater Festival. Mr. McGrath is the recipient of three OBIE awards for his work with Ridge Theater.
(Choreography) Recently: Alls Well That Ends Well (Yale Rep). Broadway: Urinetown (Tony, Drama Desk, & Outer Critics Circle nom’s, Lucille Lortel, Dora, & OBIE Awards); Into the Woods (Tony nom.); Dirty Blonde; Love! Valour! Compassion!; Dance of the Vampires; Good Vibrations (also dir.). Off-Broadway: plays by Wendy Wasserstein, Terrence McNally, A.R. Gurney, Paula Vogel, Christopher Walken. City Center Encores!: The Pajama Game, Out of this World, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. Regional: A Little Night Music (Kennedy Center’s Sondheim Festival). Film: over 20, including The Thomas Crown Affair and The Polar Express. TV: Sex and the City. Opera: Richard Wagner’s The Ring (Kennedy Center).
(Sound Design) Recent projects: Speech and Debate (Roundabout); Revolution (Joyce); Kiki and Herb-Alive on Broadway!; Two Trains Running (2007 Audelco Award Nomination); Landscape of the Body (Signature Theatre); The Trip to Bountiful (Signature Theatre); Best of Both Worlds (Women’s Project Theatre). Other selected works: People Be Heard (Playwrights Horizons); Bill Irwin’s Mr. Fox: A Rumination; The Regard Evening; Harlequin Studies (Signature Theatre); Avenue Q (Lucille Lortel Award 2003); The Karaoke Show; Lypsinka! As I Lay Lip-Synching; Vineyard Theatre’s Eli’s Comin’, Swimming with Watermelons and Brutal Imagination (Lucille Lortel Nomination 2002, co-design); Running Man (Music Theatre Group); Mark Dendy’s Dream Analysis; and the long running hit The Donkey Show. Dance credits: National Tour of Donald Byrd; Duke Ellington’s The Harlem Nutcracker; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre; Dance Theatre of Harlem; Ivy Baldwin Dance; Maureen Fleming’s After Eros and Decay of the Angel. Mr. Jarvis is also currently working on a dance musical adaptation of Dante’s Inferno with CircleNine. He holds a degree in Sound Score Design from The North Carolina School of the Arts.
(Production Stage Manager) Megan Smith is thrilled to be back at The Vineyard after working on American Fiesta, Mary Rose and The Internationalist last season. Other credits include, Broadway: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Off-Broadway: Entertaining Mr. Sloane (Roundabout); Ephemera (SPF); Moonlight and Magnolias (MTC); Last Easter (MCC); Book of Days (Signature); Derelicts and Dreamers and Battle of Angels (Blue Roses Productions); Berkshire Village Idiot. Regional: David Copperfield, Finian’s Rainbow (Westport Country Playhouse); Moonlight and Magnolias (Alliance); Berkshire Village Idiot (Williamstown); Seven Deadly Sins (Jacob’s Pillow). Ms. Smith is also a Founding Member of Blue Roses Productions, a nonprofit theatre company dedicated to Tennessee Williams and New American Playwrights. Thanks, as always, to family and friends for their continued inspiration and support. Equity member since 1999.
(Ted) Off-Broadway: God’s Ear (New Georges); The Internationalist (The Vineyard, 13P); Heddatron (Les Freres Corbusier); Eat The Taste (The Barrow Street Theatre). Downtown: Goodbye April, Hello May (HERE); Conquest of the Universe (SALT); Demon Baby (Clubbed Thumb). Regionally: Changes of Heart (Mark Taper Forum); Rough Crossing (w/ Tony Randall); Death of a Salesman (w/ Jack Klugman). LA: Founding member, Buffalo Nights (Garland Award, Drama-Logue Award). Film: Illusion (w/ Kirk Douglas); Man of the Century (Excellence in Independent Filmmaking by National Board of Review). Television: Law & Order Trilogy; Ed; Titus. Associate Artist: The Civilians, Clubbed Thumb.
(Tooth Fairy) Off-Broadway: God’s Ear (New Georges); What Do They Want From Me (St. Clement’s). Recently: TRACES/fades (HERE with Ohio Theater). Film: Turn the River; The Girl in the Park; Stereopsis; Yellow; Five Dollars a Day; Together. Created two solo shows: That Which Does Not Kill Me Makes Me Stranger; Heaven and Earth. Regionally: The Second City; The American Conservatory Theater; Romeo and Juliet (Nurse, Culver City Theater in Los Angeles); On The Twentieth Century (Letitia Primrose, Media Theater). Also Unexpected Company and The Onion News Network. Founding member The 78th Street Theatre Lab.
(Mel) Broadway: Well. Other credits include: OH, THE HUMANITY and other exclamations (Flea Theater); Current Nobody (Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Sundance Theater Lab); God’s Ear (New Georges); Rocket to the Moon (Long Wharf); Nobody’s Lunch (P.S. 122); Suitcase (Soho Rep, La Jolla Playhouse); [sic] (Soho Rep); Stage Door (HERE) and David Auburn’s Fifth Planet (New York Stage and Film). Film and television: Melinda and Melinda, Bug, Final, Safe Men, Law and Order: SVU, Law and Order: Trial by Jury and Stella. She is a founding associate artist of The Civilians and an affiliate artist of Clubbed Thumb.
(Guy) Off Broadway: God’s Ear (New Georges). New York: 365 Days/365 Plays (LAByrinth/The Public); The Burial at Thebes (La MaMa). Regional: Mere Mortals (Two River); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Long Wharf); Also Mile Square, Florida Rep. Television: 30 Rock (NBC-Universal); Order of the Serpentine (Spike TV); Guiding Light (CBS); The Agency (Pilot 2007 NYTVF). Film: Ghost Town (Dreamworks — in post-production); Penance; etc. MFA from MGSA, Rutgers University. BA from Sewanee. Artistic Associate of Mile Square Theatre, LABfriend of LAByrinth Theater, and founder of The RTA. Member of AEA, AFTRA, and SAG. www.raymondmcanally.com.
(Flight Attendant/GI Joe) Broadway: The Ritz (Roundabout). Off-Broadway: God’s Ear (New Georges); Five Flights (Rattlestick); Arms and the Man and The Mineola Twins(Roundabout); and Tartuffe (The Public/NYSF). Regional: Vigils (Woolly Mammoth, Helen Hayes nomination for Best Ensemble); Take Me Out (TheatreWorks/Hartford Stage and St. Louis Rep.); Elliott: A Soldier’s Fugue (Alliance); The Game of Love and Chance (Folger); Rough Magic (Hangar); Black Milk, Far Away, and Far East (Studio); The Glass Menagerie (Delaware Theatre Company); Richard II (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); The Sweepers (Capital Repertory Theatre); and Beyond Therapy (Old Globe), among many others. Television: The Guiding Light, All My Children, and One Life to Live.
(Lanie) The Roundabout Theatre: u/s for Holly Hunter in Beth Henley’s Impossible Marriage; God’s Ear (New Georges); Tom Noonan’s Paradise Theater: Peter & Vandy (Vandy, 2003 Drama Desk Nomination Best Play), Room 314, Losing Ground, I Want You To, and People Die That Way; Jean Cocteau Repertory Theatre: Iphigeneia at Aulis (Iphigeneia), The Cherry Orchard, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Idiot; Moonwork Productions: Hamlet (Hamlet), Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), The Diviners. Film: Room 314, Losing Ground, The Orangepaper, The Mike Champagne Show, Remains, The Audition, The Story.
(Lenora) Credits include: Amazons and Their Men (Clubbed Thumb); Hot ‘N’ Throbbing (Signature); Sueño (MCC); 36 Views (The Public); Tatjana In Color (Culture Project); The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (Henry Miller); Antigone (CSC); King Lear (Playmakers Rep.); House of Blue Leaves (Berkeley Rep.); The Faculty Room (Humana); The Scottish Play (La Jolla). Film/TV: Funny Money, Pollock, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Ugly Betty, N.C.I.S., Cold Case, Without a Trace, Medium, Sex & the City, Third Watch, Sopranos, all the Law & Orders. Rebecca is a graduate of NYU’s Experimental Theatre Wing and a founding member of The Fire Dept and Big Dance Theatre Co.
(Sound Design) Leah Gelpe designs sound and video for live performance. Sound designs include Amazons and Their Men (Clubbed Thumb); Two September (The Flea); Mark Smith (13P); Saved (Theatre for a New Audience); Cipher (SPF); This Place Is a Desert (Under the Radar ’08). Projection designs: The Ohio State Murders (Theatre for a New Audience); Britannicus (American Repertory Theatre); Indian Blood (Primary Stages); Walmartopia (Minetta Lane); This Place is a Desert (Under the Radar ’08). Outside of the US, she has worked in Berlin, Budapest, Paris, Vienna and Salzburg.
(Production Stage Manager) Megan Schwarz was the PSM for New Georges’s production of God’s Ear and also worked with Anne Kauffman on 13P’s Have You Seen Steve Steven?. Recent projects have included Semi-Permanent (Audible Productions at the Ace of Clubs) and A Christmas Carol at Trinity Rep. NYC credits include (among others): New Georges, Clubbed Thumb, SPF, FringeNYC. Regional: Actors Theatre of Louisville (four Humana Festivals), Capital Rep, The Idaho, Utah, North Carolina, and Nebraska Shakespeare Festivals. Megan is a budding vegan chef who ran the ING Amsterdam Marathon in 2006 and plans to run NYC in 2008.
(Young Woman “God’s Grace,” T-girl Christian) Emily has been an Associate Artist with The Civilians since 2006. With The Civilians: This Beautiful City, Gone Missing (Barrow Street Theatre, Cast Album, Actors Theatre of Louisville). Other credits: Well (as Lisa Kron, Arena Stage), The Constant Wife (American Conservatory Theatre & Seattle Repertory Theatre), Ghosts (Berkeley Repertory Theatre), The Seagull, Twelfth Night, Love’s Labours Lost, The Skin of our Teeth, Romeo & Juliet, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, Medea (California Shakespeare Theater), Clean Alternatives (59E59th Street/Edinburgh Festival), The People’s Temple (Perseverance Theatre), St. Joan, The Entertainer, The Weir (Aurora Theatre Company), Fugitive Kind, Candida (Marin Theatre Company), and the world premiere of Kissing the Witch (Magic Theatre). Film: Happily Even After and Rise of the Dead. She is also the co-author of Re-Entry (with KJ Sanchez), commissioned and produced by Two River Theater Company.
(New Life Associate Pastor, Fairness and Equality Worker) Off-Broadway/New York: The Thugs (Soho Rep), (I Am) Nobody’s Lunch (The Civilians), The Last Sunday In June (Century Center), Man Is Man (Prospect Theatre Company). Regional: This Beautiful City (Humana/Center Theatre Group), The Sweetest Swing In Baseball (Denver Center Theatre Company), I Am My Own Wife and David Copperfi eld (Weston Playhouse), 36 Views (Huntington Theatre), Hay Fever (Baltimore Center Stage), Serious Money (Yale Rep), Amadeus (Syracuse Stage/Virginia Stage), The Foreigner (Milwaukee Rep), A Christmas Carol (McCarter), Candida and Measure for Measure (Sacramento Theatre Company), The Taming of the Shrew and The Merchant of Venice (Idaho Shakespeare Festival). Brad is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.
(Alt Writer, Military Religious Freedom Activist, RHOP Leader) New York/Off-Broadway: Deathbed (Apparition), Armed and Naked in America (Naked Angels), The Attic and Arabian Night (The Play Company), Hannah & Martin (Epic Theatre Center). International: (I Am) Nobody’s Lunch with The Civilians (Edinburgh Fringe/London’s Soho Theatre), The Green Violin (SPBA, St. Petersburg, Russia). Regional: The Glass Menagerie, Blur and An Ideal Husband (Dallas Theater Center), Family Stories: Belgrade (Market Theater). Feature Film: Adam and Steve. Graduate of Yale Drama School.
(TAG Pastor, Priest, Marcus Haggard) Off- Broadway: Gone Missing (Barrow Street Theatre), Jump! (Kirk), Realism (Kirk). Other NY: The Horton Foote Project (78th Street Theatre Lab), Glimpses of the Moon (Algonquin Oak Room)—in which you can currently see Stephen every Monday night! Regional: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Studio, Center Theatre Group, Huntington and The New Harmony Project. TV: Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Stephen is an Associate Artist of The Civilians and a graduate of The University of Evansville. MFA: NYU Graduate Acting.
(Fairness and Equality Leader, RHOP Member) Broadway: Coram Boy. Off-Broadway: Gone Missing (Barrow St. Theatre), Aphrodisiac (PS 122). As an Associate Artist with The Civilians: original collaborator on Gone Missing and This Beautiful City, also The Ladies (Chashama) and The Modern World Project with Anne Kauffman. Other NY: The Female Terrorist Project (The Committee), Out From Under It and Blue Lila Rising (New Georges). Regional: Pride and Prejudice (Portland Center Stage), The Cherry Orchard and This Beautiful City (Center Theatre Group), Lyric Stage, ATL, WHAT, and several seasons at the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ. Film: Marc and Tom, Little Match Boy. Co-creator of Damian Baldet’s Pugilist. BA: Harvard. MFA: UCSD.
(Creator) is an Obie and Edinburgh Fringe First-winning company founded by Artistic Director Steven Cosson. Works are developed from creative investigations into real life and produced internationally. Canard, Canard, Goose?, Gone Missing, The Ladies, (I Am) Nobody’s Lunch, This Beautiful City and Paris Commune have appeared at theaters including ART, Barrow Street, La Jolla Playhouse, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Public Theatre, London’s Soho Theatre and many others. Current investigative projects include Brooklyn at Eye Level, The Great Immensity, and Escaping the Modern World.
(Co-Writer/Director) Founder of The Civilians. With the company: the long-running hit Gone Missing, (I Am) Nobody’s Lunch, Brooklyn at Eye Level, Paris Commune and Canard, Canard, Goose?. Productions at The Public Theater, Barrow Street Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Actors Theatre of Louisville, ART, Gate Theatre and Soho Theatre in London, Edinburgh Fringe (Fringe First Award), HBO Comedy Festival and many others. Directed and developed many new plays: Neal Bell’s Shadow of Himself, Mat Smart’s 13th of Paris, Tommy Smith’s Air Conditioning, Anne Washburn’s Communist Dracula Pageant, world-premiere of Peter Morris’ Square Root of Minus One; U.S. premiere of Martin Crimp’s Attempts on Her Life, U.S. premiere of Sarah Kane’s Phaedra’s Love, also The Time of Your Life, Serious Money, The Importance of Being Earnest and Guys and Dolls. He’s been a Fulbright Scholar in Colombia, a MacDowell Fellow, and Resident Director at New Dramatists. Obie Award for The Civilians.
(Co-Writer) Broadway: Tony and Drama Desk nominations “Best Book for a Musical” for Chronicle of a Death Foretold. Also Broadway Dangerous Games and Off-Broadway Tango Apaisionado (both w/ Graciela Daniele). Opera/Dance: Librettos for Ballet Hispanico’s Nightclub, Philip Glass’ Les Enfants Terribles, Paul Dresher’s The Tyrant and Bill T. Jones’ Chapel/Chapter. Translations: Ionesco’s The Chairs, and Ibsen’s Lady From The Sea. Production Dramaturg: PastFORWARD w/ Mikhail Baryshnikov, House Arrest w/ Anna Deavere Smith, Lincoln Center’s Woza Afrika Festival, Granville Barker’s Waste and Shakespeare’s Cymbeline (both w/ Bartlett Sher), and Bill T. Jones’ Still/Here (BAM 2003). Program Director: produced opening season of The American Center in Paris. Resident Dramaturg: The Guthrie, Second Stage, and INTAR. Currently: Fela!, a new musical w/ Bill T. Jones which moves to Broadway in 2009.
(Music and Lyrics) Vineyard: God’s Ear, Fully Committed. Founding Associate Artist of The Civilians: (I Am) Nobody’s Lunch, Paris Commune, Gone Missing, Brooklyn at Eye Level, and Canard, Canard, Goose?. Also, music and lyrics for Saved, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, In the Bubble, The Brand New Kid, and The Blue Demon. Off-Broadway: New York Shakespeare Festival, New York Theatre Workshop, Roundabout Theatre Co., Second Stage, Soho Rep, Theater for a New Audience, Signature, and The Acting Company. Regional: Mark Taper Forum, La Jolla Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Humana Festival, ART, Berkeley Rep, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and many others. Dramaturg: A Raisin in the Sun. Artistic Associate: New York Theatre Workshop; MacDowell fellowship; Princeton University Hodder Fellowship. 2007 Obie Award for sustained excellence.
(Costume Designer) Broadway: Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life; Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; One Mo’ Time; King Hedley II; The Wild Party (Fany Award); Marie Christine; Footloose; The Tempest (Drama Desk Nomination); Twilight: Los Angeles 1992; Angels in America; Chronicle of a Death Foretold; Jelly’s Last Jam (Tony & Drama Desk nominations, Hewes Design Award & LA Drama-League Award). Off-Broadway: Bernarda Alba (Hewes Design Award nomination); Dessa Rose; Elegies; A New Brain; God’s Heart; Hello Again; Macbeth; Henry VIII; Dancing On Her Knees; Insurrection; Measure for Measure; East Texas Hot Links; Dog Opera; The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Drama Desk & Hewes Design Award Nominations); Spunk. Television: Three specials for WNET/13 Great Performances series; As The World Turns; Whoopi (NBC). Film: The Huey P. Newton Story; A Tale of Two Pizzas & Tightrope. Recipient of Connecticut Critics Circle Award and Irene Sharaff Young Masters Award for Costume Excellence.
(Hair, Wig, & Makeup Designer) Smoke and Mirrors Productions. Broadway: Little Shop of Horrors; Play What I Wrote; Long Day’s Journey Into Night; Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; Our Town; Hollywood Arms; The Elephant Man; Glengarry Glen Ross. Off-Broadway: The Bluest Eye; The Clean House; Bernard Alba; Dessa Rose; Valhalla; Little Fish; Night Heron; A Second Hand Memory; City Center Encores!. Music Video: Beyonce’s Goldmember.
(Production Stage Manager) Broadway: Our Country’s Good. Off-Broadway: Kicking A Dead Horse; The Brothers Size; Emergence-SEE! (The Public Theater). Regional: Trinity Repertory Company; Paper Mill Playhouse; Hartford Stage; Alliance Theatre; Huntington Theatre Company; Perishable Theater. Other: Brown University/Trinity Repertory Consortium; Production Coordinator, Brown University New Plays Festival; Producer/Production Coordinator. Proud Member of Actors’ Equity Association.
TONY KELLY (Director) Off-Broadway debut. Regional: 41 productions as co-founder and director of Thick Description in San Francisco, including the original production of A BOY AND HIS SOUL, world premieres by Octavio Solis (SANTOS & SANTOS and EL OTRO), Will Power (THE SEVEN), Yussef el-Guindi (BACK OF THE THROAT), David Conte (AMERICA TROPICAL and FIREBIRD MOTEL with libretti by Oliver Mayer and David Yezzi), and Oliver Mayer (JOE LOUIS BLUES), and West Coast premieres by Suzan-Lori Parks (THE AMERICA PLAY and VENUS), David Greenspan (DEAD MOTHER and 2 SAMUEL 11, ETC.) and Karen Hartman (ALICE: TALES OF A CURIOUS GIRL). Also: Jose Rivera’s CLOUD TECTONICS at the B Street Theatre, Sacramento, Oliver Mayer’s BLADE TO THE HEAT, Octavio Solis’s GIBRALTAR, Ibsen’s GHOSTS and Chekhov’s UNCLE VANYA at the San Jose Stage Company, and other productions in Pittsburgh, San Jose, San Francisco, and the California and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festivals.
(Playwright) Plays include GOD’S EAR and CAUSE FOR ALARM. GOD’S EAR was produced in New York by New Georges and Vineyard Theatre, also directed by Anne Kauffman. GOD’S EAR has been produced nationally and internationally from Lisbon, Portugal to Boise, Idaho to Sydney, Australia. Jenny is the 2012 recipient of the Frederick Loewe Award for Musical Theatre for the development of her musical IOWA, which she is writing with composer Todd Almond. Other awards and honors include the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Benjamin H. Danks Award in Drama, a Kesselring honor, two grants from Lincoln Center’s Lecomte du Nuoy Foundation, and Soho Rep’s Dorothy Strelsin Playwriting Fellowship. Additionally, both GOD’S EAR and SOMEWHERE FUN were finalists for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Jenny co-chairs the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab with director Ken Rus Schmoll. Ken directed her play CAUSE FOR ALARM at the New York Fringe Festival way back when. Jenny received an MFA in Theatre Directing from Columbia University, is a graduate of Juilliard’s playwriting program, and a member of New Dramatists.
(Rosemary Rappaport) Internationally recognized as ‘Captain Janeway,’ the first female captain of the “Star Trek” franchise (Golden Satellite and Saturn Awards), Mulgrew’s career spans film, television, and the stage. Classically trained, she received a Golden Globe nomination at the age of 23 when she portrayed Mrs. Columbo, the wife of the famous detective. Other notable television appearances include “Kate Loves A Mystery”, “Cheers”, “Murphy Brown”, “St. Elsewhere”, “Ryan’s Hope”, “The Black Donnellys”, “Mercy”, “Warehouse 13” and “NTSF:SD:SUV::” for Adult Swim. Film roles include Throw Momma from the Train, Star Trek: Nemesis, A Stranger is Watching, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins and The Response. Mulgrew has toured throughout the United States as Katharine Hepburn in her stage play, TEA AT FIVE, for which she was nominated for Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel awards. Other theater credits include EQUUS, THE AMERICAN DREAM, THE SANDBOX, IPHIGENIA 2.0 (for which she won an Obie), OUR LEADING LADY, BLACK COMEDY, and TITUS ANDRONICUS, all in New York. She performed in THE EXONERATED in London and regionally in THE ROYAL FAMILY, THE FILM SOCIETY, WHAT THE BUTLER SAW, HEDDA GABLER, MEASURE FOR MEASURE, THE REAL THING, ANOTHER PART OF THE FOREST, MAJOR BARBARA and ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA. She is currently shooting “Orange Is The New Black” for Netflix.
(Director) Anne Kauffman is an OBIE Award-winning director. Anne directs the co-world premiere of SMOKEFALL by Noah Haidle at South Coast Repertory & Goodman Theatre in 2013. Other production highlights include BELLEVILLE (NYTW – Lucille Lortel nom, Yale Rep & upcoming at Steppenwolf), DETROIT (Playwrights Horizons), SLOWGIRL (LCT3), MAPLE & VINE (Playwrights Horizons, Humana), TALES FROM MY PARENTS’ DIVORCE (Williamstown, The Flea), THIS WIDE NIGHT (Naked Angels, Lucille Lortel Nomination for Best Direction), BECKY SHAW & Body Awareness (Wilma), STUNNING (LCT3), SIXTY MILES TO SILVER LAKE (P73 & Soho Rep), GOD’S EAR (Vineyard, New Georges), THE THUGS (Soho Rep) and the new musical WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE (Yale Rep). Anne is a recipient of the Lilly Award, the Alan Schneider Director Award, Joan and Joseph Cullman Award for Exceptional Creativity, and several Barrymore Awards. She is a Usual Suspect at NY Theatre Workshop, an alumna of the Soho Rep Lab, a current member of Soho Rep’s Artistic Council, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, The Drama League, a founding member of The Civilians, and Associate Artist with Clubbed Thumb and New Georges.
(Evelyn Armstrong) Broadway: ANGELS IN AMERICA (Tony and Drama Desk nominations); City Center Encores: BLOOMER GIRL, RACING DEMON, DANCE WITH ME. Off-Broadway: RED DOG HOWLS, PAINTING CHURCHES, PROPHECY, VITA & VIRGINIA, DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE, WIT (Drama Desk, OBIE, Lucille Lortel, and Outer Critics), SPALDING GRAY: STORIES LEFT TO TELL, GUANTANAMO: HONOUR BOUND TO DEFEND FREEDOM, THE LAST LETTER, TALKING HEADS (OBIE), NINE ARMENIANS (Drama Desk Nomination), HENRY V (NYSF, Callaway Award), TRUE HISTORY AND REAL ADVENTURES, ENDGAME (OBIE for Sustained Excellence of Performance), THE PARTY (from three stories by Virginia Woolf). Regional Theater: A DELICATE BALANCE (Arena, Yale Rep, McCarter). Film: Isn’t It Delicious, Lillian (Cannes short film corner 2013), Muhammed Ali’s Greatest Fight: Duplicity, The People Speak, Murder And Murder: Five Corners, A Price Above Rubies, Kinsey. TV: “House of Cards”, “Rescue Me”, “Book of Daniel”, “The Guardian”, “The Laramie Project”, all New York iterations of “Law and Order”.
(Officer / Nurse / Beatrice at 35) Theatre credits: David Adjmi’s Marie Antoinette at ART, Lungs at Studio Theatre and Barrington Stage, Becky Shaw at the Wilma, A Feminine Ending, Completeness and Hamlet at South Coast Rep. Barrymore Award. Film: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Ceremony, He’s Just Not That Into You, Gabbi on the Roof in July, Swim Little Fish Swim SXSW 2013. Television recent: “Alpha House” pilot for Amazon, “The New Normal”, “Person of Interest”, “This Little Piggy” pilot for NBC, “Good Wife” and a recurring role on “CSI: Miami”.
Richard Bekins (Winston) is very happy to be returning to The Vineyard Theatre after appearing last year in SOMEWHERE FUN. His Broadway appearances include HAPPY NEW YEAR, TARTUFFE, and LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION!. Off Broadway he has appeared in THE NORMAL HEART (Public Theatre), THE MADDENING TRUTH (Keen Company), PATIENT A (Signature Theatre), among others. Some of the regional theatres he has worked at include Long Wharf Theatre, Hartford Stage Company, Huntington Theatre, Actors Theatre Of Louisville, Wilma Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, Geffen Playhouse, Alliance Theatre, and the Alley Theatre. His film appearances include roles in Young Adult, Limitless, Julie & Julia, United 93, Bleeding House, Brother To Brother, Feast Of The Goat, Nor’easter, How We Got Away With It. Some of his Television credits include “Boardwalk Empire,” “The Blacklist,” “Mad Men,” “Elementary,” “Person Of Interest,” “The Good Wife,” “Rescue Me,” “Damages,” “Army Wives,” “Law & Order,” “L&O SVU,” “L&O Criminal Intent.”
(Young Beatrice) Feature Film: A Little Game co-starring with F. Murray Abraham and Olympia Dukakis (Max Kuftinec). Regional Credits: Sacramento Music Circus OLIVER (Orphan). NY Credits: MMU RAGS (Child Immigrant) Directed by Barbara Siman & Charles Strouse, Equity Reading of TIMMY THE GREAT (Child Revolutionary). Voice Over: Nickelodeon. Thanks to God for His many blessings, family, Nancy Carson, Somewhere Fun creative and production team and The Vineyard Theatre for this wonderful opportunity.
Joel Marsh Garland
(Cameraman, et al) Television, film, and stage actor, lead singer/lyricist for The Atomic Grind Show, film maker, and graduate of Bennington College. Film: Limitless, The Bounty Hunter, I Sell the Dead, Rocket Science, Lady in the Water, Interstate 84, The Believer. TV: “Bored to Death” (recurring), “Justified”, “Kings” (recurring), “Louie”, “Blue Bloods”, “Life on Mars”, “Law & Order: SVU”, “Law & Order”, “The West Wing”, “Witchblade”, “The Big C”, “Third Watch”, “Kidnapped”. Stage: ESSENTIAL SELF DEFENSE, THE GOLDEN DOOR, WOYZECK. Joel is currently making short films of all of Shakespeare’s sonnets: allsonnets.tumblr.com. He is happy to be returning to The Vineyard onstage instead of backstage. Look for him in Netflix’s upcoming series “Orange is the New Black”.
(Director) GIOVANNA SARDELLI directed the world premieres of DEAD ACCOUNTS by Theresa Rebeck at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; SOMEWHERE by Matthew Lopez and the West Coast premiere of his play THE WHIPPING MAN (NAACP nomination Best Director), both at The Old Globe Theatre; world premieres of Rajiv Joseph’s plays THE NORTH POOL, TheatreWorks; and ANIMALS OUT OF PAPER (Joe A.. Callaway Award for Outstanding Director) and ALL THIS INTIMACY, both at Second Stage Theatre; THE LEOPARD AND THE FOX, AlterEgo Theatre Company; and HUCK & HOLDEN, Cherry Lane Theatre. New York premiere of Lynn Rosen’s APPLE COVE, Women’s Project; world premieres of James McLindon’s SALVATION, Hudson Stage Company; Christopher Wall’s DREAMS OF THE WASHER KING, Playwrights Realm; Lila Rose Kaplan’s WILDFLOWER, Second Stage Theatre; Zoe Kazan’s ABSALOM, Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival; and Adriana Sevan’s TAKING FLIGHT, Center Theatre Group and others. Ms. Sardelli has developed plays with The Lark, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Sundance, The Playwrights’ Center and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center among others. She spent two seasons as Director of the Shakespeare Sedona Institute and two seasons as the Artistic Director of Studio Tisch. Ms. Sardelli received her MFA in acting from NYU, and is also a graduate of their Director’s Lab. She is on the faculty of the Graduate Acting and Dance Programs at NYU. Giovanna was just named Resident Director at The Dorset Theatre Festival where she’ll be directing the regional premiere of GOOD PEOPLE and DEATH TRAP for this season. Also coming up are productions of SOMEWHERE at TheatreWorks, THE WHIPPING MAN for Cleveland Play House and THE LITTLE PRINCE for UTK.
(Playwright) Rajiv’s play, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, a 2010 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, played on Broadway last year, starring Robin Williams. His other plays include Gruesome Playground Injuries, Animals Out of Paper, The Monster at the Door, The North Pool, The Leopard and the Fox (adaptation), All This Intimacy and Huck & Holden. Rajiv has been awarded a United States Artists Grant and the Whiting Award. He has written for the Showtime award-winning series, Nurse Jackie. He received his B.A. in Creative Writing from Miami University and his M.F.A. in Playwriting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He served for three years in the Peace Corps in Senegal, West Africa.
Stephen Barker Turner
(Dr. Danielson) Off-Broadway: Michael Frayn’s BENEFACTORS, The Keen Company; RACE, Classic Stage Company; ALL MY SONS, Roundabout Theatre Company; RICHARD III, ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, MEASURE FOR MEASURE, New York Shakespeare Festival; A LETTER FROM ETHEL KENNEDY, MCC Theater; LIPS, Primary Stages. Regional: Premieres of DEAD ACCOUNTS, THE SCENE and THE NOVELIST, all by Theresa Rebeck; premieres of THE EVILDOERS by David Adjmi and COMPULSION by Rinne Groff, both at Yale Repertory Theatre; premiere of Gina Gionfriddo’s AFTER ASHLEY, Humana Festival; among others. Television & Film: Seducing Charlie Barker (based on Rebeck’s THE SCENE), Cosmopolitan, We Pedal Uphill, Blair Witch 2, Warrior Class, “Body of Proof” (ABC); “Blue Bloods” (CBS); All three “Law and Order” franchises (NBC); “Sex and the City” (HBO); “Hack” (CBS); “Swift Justice” (UPN); “One Life to Live” and “All My Children” (ABC), among others.
(Khadim Asmaan) BABAK TAFTI is making both his Vineyard and Off-Broadway debut with THE NORTH POOL. Regional credits include SCORCHED (ACT), BLOOD AND GIFTS (La Jolla Playhouse), and the world premiere of THE NORTH POOL at Barrington Stage. Television credits include “Blue Bloods,” “Crash.” He is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.
(Playwright) Douglas McGrath is the coauthor, with Woody Allen, of the screenplay for Bullets Over Broadway for which they received an Academy Award nomination. His first film as writer/ director was his adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma. His other films include his adaptation of Charles Dickens’s Nicholas Nickleby, which won the Best Ensemble Cast from the National Board of Review, Infamous, and the HBO documentary, His Way. He began his career as a writer for “Saturday Night Live” and has written numerous essays on the arts and politics for the New Republic, the New Yorker, the Nation, the New York Times and Vanity Fair.
(Director) Co-founded the Steppenwolf Theatre Company with Gary Sinise and Jeff Perry, where his many directing credits include OF MICE AND MEN, FOOL FOR LOVE, STREAMERS, RECKLESS, A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (2001 Tony Award, Best Revival) and A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE. For The Vineyard, he directed Gina Gionfriddo’s AFTER ASHLEY and Nicky Silver’s BEAUTIFUL CHILD and THE AGONY & THE AGONY. Other credits include reasons to be pretty (both MCC and on Broadway) and FIFTH OF JULY (Bay Street Theatre and Williamstown Theatre Festival). After directing the short film Kubuku Rides (This Is It) for Steppenwolf Films, Mr. Kinney directed his first full-length feature, Diminished Capacity with Matthew Broderick and Alan Alda (2008 Sundance Film Festival, distributed by IFC Films). Television appearances include HBO’s prison drama “Oz”, ABC’s “The Unusuals”, CBS’s “NYC22”, the HBO special “The Laramie Project”, among many others. Film appearances include Save the Last Dance, Sleepers, Fly Away Home, House of Mirth, No Mercy, Last of the Mohicans, The Firm, Devil in a Blue Dress, and the upcoming Promised Land, starring Matt Damon.
Lewis J. Stadlen
(Murray Chotiner) Broadway: THE PRODUCERS, MINNIE’S BOYS, THE SUNSHINE BOYS, CANDIDE (Tony nomination), FEMALE ODD COUPLE, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED… (Tony nomination), THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, FORTY-FIVE SECONDS FROM BROADWAY, THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE. Favorite roles: Nathan Detroit in the National company of GUYS & DOLLS, Tevye in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Trigorin in THE SEAGULL, Vandergelder in HELLO DOLLY and THE MATCHMAKER, Azdak in THE CAUCASION CHALK CIRCLE, Willie Clark in THE SUNSHINE BOYS, Givola in ARTURO UI. His better Films: SERPICO, THE VERDICT, TO BE OR NOT TO BE, IN & OUT. Author of the juicy theatrical memoir, ACTING FOOLISH. (available at Amazon.com).
(Peter Edson, et al) New York Stage: THE 39 STEPS (American Airlines, Cort Theatre), TRYST, THE SHAUGHRAUN (Irish Rep), AS BEES IN HONEY DROWN (Lucille Lortel Theatre), THE INTERNATIONALIST (13P), PHILADELPHIA, HERE I COME! (Roundabout), MADAME KILLER (Clubbed Thumb). Regional: Alley Theatre, Westport Country Playhouse, Hartford TheatreWorks, Bay Street Theatre, Fulton Opera House, Kennedy Center, Denver Center, Pioneer Theatre, Merrimack Rep, Penguin Rep, and others. TV/Film: “David Letterman”, “All My Children”, Safe Men, Felix Chronicles and more. Directing: Alley Theatre, George Street Playhouse, Fulton Opera House, Cape Playhouse, Weston Playhouse, Westport Country Playhouse, Penguin Rep and others. Graduate Brown University(BA), Fordham (MA). Current faculty, Fordham and Pace. IRNE and CCC nominated Outstanding Performance, Edgar nominated playwright.
Kelly Coffield Park
(Mamie Eisenhower, et al) Kelly Coffield Park is thrilled to be back at the Vineyard as part of this 30th Anniversary Season. Previously at The Vineyard, she starred in FOOD AND SHELTER with Phillip Seymour Hoffman. LIVING OUT and SIN at Second Stage, CRIMES OF THE HEART at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville and NORTHEAST LOCAL at Seattle Rep. Kelly was among the cast of Fox TV’s “In Living Color” that recently won a “Groundbreaking Award” from TVLand. She was a series regular on “If Not For You”, “413 Hope Street” and “Once and Again”. She was in Field of Dreams, Jerry Maguire, Scary Movie, Little Man, Bride Wars and the soon to be released Nature Calls. Kelly is a member of the Actor’s Center Workshop Company. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Stephen Park and their two great kids.
Andrea Jo Martin
Assistant Stage Manager for Vineyard Theatre’s production of CHECKERS is excited to be joining the Vineyard for this project. Credits include: Broadway: RENT (sub). Off-Broadway: The Mint – RUTHERFORD AND SON, TEMPORAL POWERS, A LITTLE JOURNEY, THE WIDOWING OF MRS. HOLROYD, THE GLASS CAGE, THE MADRAS HOUSE; The York Theatre – BUSKER ALLEY (with Glenn Close & Jim Dale), FANNY HILL, A FINE AND PRIVATE PLACE, and 10 MUSICALS IN MUFTI; at New World Stages – LA BARBERIA; WHITE’S LIES (with Betty Buckley & Peter Scolari); LOVE CHILD; NAKED BOYS SINGING (sub); at Theatre Row – NEWSical (sub), BEAUTY ON THE VINE(with Olivia Wilde & David Strathairn); WASPs IN BED; Regional – HEAT WAVE; at NYMF: DATE OF A LIFETIME, JUDAS AND ME.
(General Eisenhower, et al) 65 plays in 35 states and 7 countries including A DOLL’S HOUSE on Broadway, WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINA WOOLF in Lithuania and HAWK MOON in Vienna, and Prague directed by Edward Albee. Off-Broadway THE POOR ITCH at The Public Theater, BLACKBIRD at Manhattan Theatre Club and WHITE PEOPLE. Regionally, CIRCLE, MIRROR, TRANSFORMATION (Kevin Kline Award), SEASCAPE (Carbonelle Award Nomination), BLACKBIRD (Cincinnati Award Nomination). On television running roles on “NYPD Blue”, “FEDS”, “The Commish”. On film, Bob Roberts, Malcolm X, and Revolutionary Road. Wife, Eve teaches 4th grade in Brooklyn. Son, Adam pitches for the Colorado Rockies.
(Herbert Brownell) Recent credits include STRANGE INTERLUDE (Shakespeare Theatre), LOVE’S LABOR’S LOST (The Public) and Alarm Will Sound’s 1969 (Carnegie Hall). Broadway includes A FREE MAN OF COLOR, MARY STUART and THE COAST OF UTOPIA. Off Broadway includes LOVE CHILD, written and performed with Daniel Jenkins, FUDDY MEARS and ALL IN THE TIMING (Obie and Clarence Derwent Awards). Films include Confessions of a Shopaholic, Find Me Guilty, The Stepford Wives, The Quiet American, Mercury Rising, Next Stop Wonderland, Red Corner, Washington Square, Dennis the Menace and Bob Roberts. Television includes “Damages,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and “Frasier.” M.F.A., NYU.
(Sherman Adams) Broadway: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF with Kathleen Turner, SPOILS OF WAR, ALONE TOGETHER. New York/Regional: Manhattan Theatre Club, The Public, Second Stage, Playwrights Horizons, Roundabout, Primary Stages, Arena Stage, Centerstage, Long Wharf, Yale Rep and Williamstown. Film: The Aviator, Vice Versa, Turbulence, Tattoo. TV: “Remember Wenn” (SAG nom), “Law and Order”, “Good Wife”, “Blue Bloods”, “Damages”, “Sopranos”. Kevin currently appears as Mayor Edward Bader on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” (SAG award, ensemble). As Director: WILLIAMSTOWN, WESTBANK CAFÉ, ACADIA REP, the 2008 NY premiere of Abi Morgan’s TENDER. Since 2004 Kevin has served as Artistic Director of the WILLIAMS COLLEGE SUMMER THEATRE LAB.
(Pat Nixon) Kathryn is best known for playing Detective Alexandra Eames in “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” Erbe’s television credits include playing the infamous death row inmate Shirley Bellinger on the acclaimed HBO series “Oz.” She also appeared on NBC’s “Homicide: Life on the Street,” the miniseries “George Wallace,” Showtime’s original production of “Naked City: Justice with a Bullet,” NBC’s “Another World” and the television movie “Breathing Lessons.” Erbe also gained notice in the 1999 box office hit Stir of Echoes opposite Kevin Bacon and Dream with the Fishes with David Arquette. Her additional film credits include Entropy, Kiss of Death, D2: The Mighty Ducks, Rich in Love, What About Bob?, and Speaking of Sex with Lara Flynn Boyle and Bill Murray. Before appearing in feature films, Erbe began her career on the stage. Most recently, Erbe appeared in Vineyard Theatre’s production of CHECKERS as Pat Nixon alongside Anthony Lapalia. She is a member of the Steppenwolf Theater Company and has starred in many of their productions, including Tennessee Williams’ A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE as Stella, CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS and MY THING OF LOVE. She earned a Tony® Award nomination in 1991 for her portrayal of Mary in SPEED OF DARKNESS. Erbe is also an active member of the Atlantic Theatre Company. Most recently, Erbe filmed on Three Backyards starring opposite Embeth Davidtz and Edie Falco, Mother’s House, Worst Friends, and The Love Guide with Parker Posey. She starred in Daniel Talbott’s play YOSEMITE at Rattlestick Playwright’s Theater this past season and has just completed the short film Blood From A Stoner written and directed by Jeanne Dorsey. Erbe is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Rob Milburn & Michael Bobeen
Original Music and Sound Design – Broadway credits include music composition and sound for THE MIRACLE WORKER, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST, THE SPEED OF DARKENESS. Music for MY THING OF LOVE and sound for WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF, SUPERIOR DOUNUTS, REASONS TO BE PRETTY, A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD, MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM, HOLLYWOOD ARMS, KING HEDLEY II, BURIED CHILD, THE SONG OF JACOB AND ZULU, and THE GRAPES OF WRATH. Off-Broadway credits include music and sound for INKED BABY, AFTER ASHLEY, THE NOTEBOOKS OF LEONARDO DAVINCI, BOY GETS GIRL, RED SPACE, MARVIN’S ROOM. Sound for JITNEY, FAMILY WEEK, JUVENILIA, BRUNDIBAR, THE PAIN and THE ITCH. Music direction and sound for EYES FOR CONSUELA and RUINED. They have created music and sound at many of America’s resident theaters (often with Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre) and at several international venues. For more information please visit www.milbomusic.com.
Production Stage Manager – For the Vineyard and Terry Kinney – AFTER ASHLEY, THE ARGUMENT, THE AGONY AND THE AGONY, and REASONS TO BE PRETTY (MCC and Broadway).
(Richard Nixon) Most recently starred as Tito Merelli in the Stanley-Tucci directed revival of Ken Ludwig’s farce LEND ME A TENOR, at the Music Box Theatre. Theatre includes: THE GUYS, BOUNCERS, NORTHEAST LOCAL, ON THE OPEN ROAD, THE ROSE TATTOO, and A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, which earned him Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critic Circle Awards for his portrayal of Eddie Carbone in 1998. TV Credits include: 7- year run on “Without A Trace” (Golden Globe Award) “Frasier” (Emmy Award for recurring role of “Simon Moon”), and “Murder One”. Films include: Lantana, Betsy’s Wedding, Empire Records, So I Married an Axe Murderer, The House of Mirth, Sweet and Lowdown, The Client, 29th Street, One Good Cop, Company Man, Summer of Sam, Autumn in New York, The Salton Sea, Happy Feet, Lanksy, Phoenix, Commandments, Brilliant Lies, Winter Solstice, The Bank, The Architect, and most recently, Balibo, for which he proudly earned his second Best Actor AFI Award. In 2011 Anthony starred in P.J. Hogan’s Mental alongside Liev Schreiber and Toni Collette. In 2012, Anthony starred in the Julian Assange bio pic, Underground.
Erin Kennedy Lunsford
(Wig and Makeup Design) Adam Rapp’s FINER NOBLE GASES and ESSENTIAL SELF DEFENSE. Recently: LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE (Westside Theater), THE DUCHESS OF MALFI (Red Bull), ORLANDO (Yale School of Drama), THAT PRETTY PRETTY… (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), JERRY SPRINGER- THE OPERA (at Carnegie Hall), WALMARTOPIA (Minetta Lane). Her work has also been seen in NY at Playwrights Horizons, Signature Theatre Company, The Flea, MCC, The MINT, Atlantic Theatre Company, Second Stage, Century Center, Primary Stages, The Acting Company and Columbia University, among others. Regional: New York Stage & Film, Westport Playhouse, Philadelphia Theater Company, Two Rivers, Syracuse Stages and The University of Michigan Opera. She is also a Hair Supervisor on Broadway, currently with Enron.
(Costume Design) Vineyard Theatre: Can You Forgive Her?, Somewhere Fun, The Metal Children. Broadway: Marvin’s Room, The Heidi Chronicles. Recent Off-Broadway: A Life, Rancho Viejo, The Profane, Marjorie Prime, The Whale (Lucille Lortel Award, Playwrights Horizons); The Ruins of Civilization, When We Were Young and Unafraid, Murder Ballad (MTC); The Harvest (LCT3); Sundown Yellow Moon (Ars Nova/Women’s Project); The Nether (MCC); Fortress of Solitude (The Public). Regional: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Long Wharf, Two River, Dallas Theatre Center, Children’s Theatre Company, and Center Theatre Group.
(Set Designer) B’way: LOMBARDI, PASSING STRANGE, BRIDGE AND TUNNEL. New York: THE METAL CHILDREN (Vineyard Theatre), WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING (Lortel Nomination), STUNNING (Lincoln Center Theater); THE MARRIAGE OF BETTE AND BOO (Roundabout); THE WIZ (City Center); THE RECEPTIONIST, PUMPGIRL, ROMANTIC POETRY (MTC); HAMLET (Delacorte); WHY TORTURE IS WRONG… (Drama Desk & Hewes Awards, Lortel Nomination), PASSING STRANGE, YELLOW FACE (Public Theater); JACK GOES BOATING (LAByrinth, Lortel & Drama Desk Nominations); THE DRUNKEN CITY, FLOYD AND CLEA…, MISS WITHERSPOON (Playwrights Horizons); FARRAGUT NORTH (Atlantic); BLACKBIRD (Hewes Award, Drama Desk Nomination); ORANGE FLOWER WATER (Edge Theater, Drama Desk Nomination); ESSENTIAL SELF-DEFENSE (Playwrights Horizons/Edge Theater, Drama Desk Nomination); SWIMMING IN THE SHALLOWS (Second Stage, Lortel Nomination). Regional: THE PEE WEE HERMAN SHOW (Club Nokia); CTG, The Huntington, Old Globe, ACT, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Geffen Playhouse, Berkeley Rep., Santa Fe Opera, Alliance Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, The Guthrie, and Toho Tokyo. 2009 Obie Award For Sustained Excellence in Design. www.davidkorinsdesign.com
(Playwright and Director) An Obie-award-winning playwright and director. He is the author of numerous plays, which include THE METAL CHILDREN (Vineyard Theatre), NOCTURNE (American Repertory Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop), FASTER (Rattlestick), ANIMALS & PLANTS (A.R.T.), FINER NOBLE GASES (26th Humana Festival, Rattlestick), STONE COLD DEAD SERIOUS (A.R.T., Edge Theatre), BLACKBIRD (The Bush, London; Edge Theatre), GOMPERS, (Pittsburgh City Theatre), ESSENTIAL SELF-DEFENSE (Playwrights Horizons/Edge Theatre), AMERICAN SLIGO (Rattlestick), BINGO WITH THE INDIANS (The Flea), KINDNESS (Playwrights Horizons), and RED LIGHT WINTER (Steppenwolf, Scott Rudin Productions at Barrow Street Theatre), which was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He has published seven novels for young adults, including The Buffalo Tree (Front Street Books, 1997), which was struck from the curriculum at Muhlenberg High School in Reading, Pennsylvania in 2005, and Punkzilla (Candlewick Press, 2009), which was recently named a 2010 Michael J. Printz Honor Book. He is also the author of the adult novel, The Year Of Endless Sorrows (Farrar Strauss & Giroux, 2006), and the graphic novel, Ball-Peen Hammer (First Second Books, 2009). His playwriting honors include The Helen Merrill Award, The 2006 Princess Grace Statue, a Lucille Lortel Playwright’s Fellowship, and The Benjamin H. Danks Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. This summer he will direct a workshop production of his new play, WELCOME HOME DEAN CHARBONNEAU, at Seattle Rep.
(Vera Dundee) Broadway: SPRING AWAKENING. Off-Broadway: SPRING AWAKENING, THE METAL CHILDREN (Vineyard Theatre), MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA. Regional: GIRLS I’VE LIKE LIKED (Ars Nova and Comedy Central Stage), A DIFFERENT MOON (Penguin Rep), EVITA (Casa Mañana), SMILE (NYU), SEX AKA WIENERS AND BOOBS (NYU). Film: Hamlet 2, My One and Only. TV: “Mercy”, Sorority Wars, “30 Rock”, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, “Stella”, “Rescue Me”. Thank you Dad, Estelle, Genn & Stephanie.
(Cooper/Nurse/Porky Pig Boy) NY Stage: THE METAL CHILDREN (Vineyard Theatre), THE GREAT RECESSION at the Flea Theatre, MISERY AND GOOD FORTUNE at HERE Arts, and most recently, a workshop of GILGAMESH’S GAME with New Georges. Jessy is a series regular on the award-winning webseries “Anyone But Me” and can be seen online with sketch comedy group BriTANick. Training: Experimental Theatre Wing at Tisch, NYU.
Halley Wegryn Gross
(Kong/Tami Lake/Boy X) Off-Broadway: THE METAL CHILDREN (Vineyard Theatre), THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE, HURLYBURLY, TRUE LOVE, STEALING SWEETS AND PUNCHING PEOPLE (SPF). Regional: GREAT FALLS (Humana Festival). Film: Across the Universe, The Babysitters, The Missing Person, Lying, Leaving Gussie, Beautiful Kid. TV: “The Good Wife”, “Law and Order: Criminal Intent”, “Gossip Girl”, “Third Watch”, “The Book of Daniel”, “The Education of Max Bickford”, “As the World Turns”. Halley has just received her MFA from NYU’s Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing.
(Bruno Binelli/Father Derby) At the Vineyard: Adam Rapp’s THE METAL CHILDREN, Elizabeth Egloff’s PHAEDRA. Other credits: RESCUE ME, THE ROYAL FAMILY, CORALINE, CORNBURY, BEEBO BRINKER CHRONICLES, THE WAX, SAVED OR DESTROYED, LIPSTICK TRACES. Two performance Obies: one for SOME MEN and Goethe’s FAUST, another for THE BOYS IN THE BAND. His own plays: JACK, THE HOME SHOW PIECES and 2 SAMUEL 11, ETC. (Home), DEAD MOTHER (The Public), SHE STOOPS TO COMEDY (Playwrights Horizons, Obie), THE ARGUMENT (Target Margin, Obie), THE MYOPIA (The Foundry), in collaboration with Stephin Merritt: CORALINE (MCC), Guggenheim, Lortel fellowships, Alpert Award.
Equally memorable on the stage and screen, Billy Crudup has appeared at Vineyard Theatre in Chiori Miyagawa’s AMERICA DREAMING and Adam Rapp’s THE METAL CHILDREN. On stage, Crudup most recently starred in the repertory productions of NO MAN’S LAND and WAITING FOR GODOT on Broadway, opposite Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart and Shuler Hensley. In 2007, Crudup won a “Best Performance by a Featured Actor” Tony Award for his role in the Broadway production of THE COAST OF UTOPIA. He also received Tony nominations for his roles in THE ELEPHANT MAN, THE PILLOWMAN, and ARCADIA.
His other stage credits include William Inge’s BUS STOP and the Roundabout Theater’s production of THREE SISTERS, which earned him a Drama Desk nomination. He has appeared in OEDIPUS with Frances McDormand, starred in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of MEASURE FOR MEASURE at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, and starred in the off-Broadway run of THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI opposite Al Pacino and Steve Buscemi.
Crudup most recently starred in Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant and made his television debut in Netflix’s psychological thriller “Gypsy.” Additional major motion pictures include Jackie, 20th Century Women, Spotlight, Youth in Oregon, The Stanford Prison Experiment, Sleepers, Everyone Says I Love You, Inventing the Abbotts, Without Limits, Jesus’ Son, Waking the Dead, Almost Famous, 1 Mile to You, Glass Chin, Rudderless, Blood Ties, Eat Pray Love, Public Enemies, Watchmen, Charlotte Gray, Big Fish, Stage Beauty, Trust the Man, Mission Impossible 3, and The Good Shepherd.
Upcoming, he will appear in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, to debut in November, and will star in the 2018 film adaptation of Maria Semple’s novel, Where’d You Go, Bernadette, alongside Kristen Wiig and Cate Blanchett.
(Otto Hurley) Broadway: AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (Charlie Akin), ROSE. Off-Broadway: Adam Rapp’s AMERICAN SLIGO, and THE METAL CHILDREN (Vineyard Theatre), ESSENTIAL SELF-DEFENSE, STONE COLD DEAD SERIOUS, TRUEBLINKA. Quincy Long’s PEOPLE BE HEARD, THE JOY OF GOING SOMEWHERE DEFINITE, THE LIVELY LADD. Sam Shepard’s THE LATE HENRY MOSS, CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS. Chris Durang’s BETTY’S SUMMER VACATION, THE MARRIAGE OF BETTE AND BOO, SEX AND LONGING. Anne Marie Healy’s NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL A STORM. Wm. Hauptman’s HEAT, DOMINO COURTS, THE DURANGO FLASH. Neena Beeber’s HARD FEELINGS. Film: Henry’s Crime, Taking Chance, The Savages, Walker Payne, Blackbird, Streamers (Golden Lion Award, Venice Film Festival) Ticket To Heaven, Sister Act, Jagged Edge, Body Double and others.
(Edith Dundee) Broadway: GREASE (Brooks Atkinson Theatre). Off-Broadway: THE METAL CHILDREN, MARY ROSE and PHAEDRA (Vineyard Theatre), MEASURE FOR PLEASURE and FUCKING A (The Public Theatre), RECKLESS (Circle Repertory Theatre), BLUE WINDOW and THE GILDED CAGE (The Production Company), LAST SUMMER AT BLUEFISH COVE (Actors Playhouse) and TROILUS AND CRESSIDA (Ubu Repertory Company). Last seen Regionally in THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING at Weston Playhouse. TV: “The Good Wife”, “Flight Of The Conchords”, “The Sopranos”, “Law & Order(s)”, “X-Files”, “ER”, etc. Film: Happy Tears, Loss Of A Teardrop Diamond, Doubt, United 93, Kinsey, Personal Velocity, Guarding Tess, Pet Sematary, Edward Scissorhands, and the upcoming The Good Heart.
(Stacey Kinsella) Previously worked with Adam Rapp on his play FINER NOBLE GASES (Williamstown, Rattlestick, Woolly Mammoth, Edinburgh Fringe- Fringe First Award, & Bush Theatre in London). Other NY and regional theatre credits include THE METAL CHILDREN (Vineyard Theatre), KITTY KITTY KITTY (SPF), BASED ON A TOTALLY TRUE STORY (Geva), THE CHERRY ORCHARD (McCarter), CAMINO REAL & CHAUCER IN ROME (Williamstown), A LIE OF THE MIND (NYU), THE MARRIAGE OF BETTE AND BOO (NYU), and THE SERPENT WOMAN (NYU). Television/Film: “Rita Rocks”, “Do Not Disturb”, “Guiding Light”, “The Jury”, Two Classy Ladies. Education: BA, Northwestern University and MFA, NYU Graduate Acting. For JMB, MTB, & BMG.
(Lynne/Roberta Cupp) Over the Last 12 Years: THE METAL CHILDREN (Vineyard Theatre), MARY ROSE (Vineyard Theatre), STONE COLD DEAD SERIOUS by Adam Rapp (Edge Theater), CELEBRATION and SEA OF TRANQUILITY (Atlantic Theatre Company), CROOKED (WP), THE TRIPLE HAPPINESS (Second Stage), GOOD THING (New Group), BUTTERFLY COLLECTION (Playwrights Horizons), TENDER (SPF), SEVEN (Deauville, London, etc), THE SUGAR SYNDROME and SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH (Williamstown), THE SEAGULL, THE CHERRY ORCHARD and PLATANOV (Lake Lucille). Film and Television: “The Good Wife”, “Nurse Jackie”, “Rescue Me”, “Law & Order” (Law & Order, SVU, CI) etc. Winter Passing, County Road K, Margaret, The Oranges. 2007 Obie for Sustained Excellence of Performance.
(Direction and Musical Staging) is the adaptor/director ofSHAKESPEARE’S R&J, which ran for a year Off-Broadway, becoming the longest running version of Romeo and Juliet in New York history, and earning him a Lortel Award. He also directed the play’s award-winning premieres in Chicago, DC, London and Tokyo. He’s previously worked with THE BURNT PART BOYS writers Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen directing their song cycle FUGITIVE SONGS (Drama Desk nomination, Best Musical Revue). Additional New York credits include FLOYD AND CLEA UNDER THE WESTERN SKY (Playwrights Horizons), BOY(Primary Stages), …IN THE ABSENCE OF SPRING…(Second Stage), BURY THE DEAD (Transport Group) and SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL. He’s earned four Helen Hayes Awards for Best Director (ASSASSINS, URINETOWN, NIJINSKY’S LAST DANCE and SIDE SHOW, all at Signature Theatre).
(Lyrics) Nathan Tysen, profiled in The Dramatist Magazine under “Fifty to Watch,” has written THE BURNT PART BOYS (music by Chris Miller, book by Mariana Elder, finalist for the American Theatre Critics New Play Award). Other work with Miller includestheir song cycle FUGITIVE SONGS (2008 Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Revue) and an adaptation of Chris Van Allsburg’s picture book THE MYSTERIES OF HARRIS BURDICK (book by Joe Calarco, world premiere at Barrington Stage, Boston Globe Top Ten Pick of 2008). He’s received awards and grants from many foundations including Richard Rodgers, Jonathan Larson, Frederick Loewe, Kitty Carlisle Hart and Daryl Roth. He is currently working with Miller on MOLLY’S DELICIOUS (book by Craig Wright) for Playwrights Horizons/Theatreworks, an adaptation of TUCK EVERLASTING, and a new musical commissioned by Lincoln Center Theater.
(Music) THE BURNT PART BOYS (Vineyard Theatre). Chris studied piano and voice at Elon University and Musical Theatre Writing at NYU. With Nathan Tysen, he has written an album of folk/cabaret songs entitled Point A, a musical based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg THE MYSTERIES OF HARRIS BURDICK (Joe Calarco, book) and the Off-Broadway song cycle FUGITIVE SONGS, which was nominated for a Drama Desk Award (Outstanding Revue). He is a contributing composer (Mark Campbell, lyrics) to the song cycle SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED produced at NYTW in 2005 (cast album on Sh-K-Boom Records). His string quartet MOMENT OF WEAKNESS premiered at Symphony Space in 2007. His songs have been performed at Lincoln Center, Joe’s Pub, Don’t Tell Mamas, The Triad and The Knitting Factory. Awards: 2003 Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Grant, 2003 Frederick Lowe Foundation Grant, 2004 Daryl Roth Creative Spirit Award, 2006 Richard Rodgers Award, 2007 Kitty Carlisle Hart Musical Theatre Award from the Vineyard Theatre, ASCAP Plus Awards 2005-07, one of the Dramatists Guild Magazine’s “50 To Watch” in 2007.
(Book) Credits include THE BURNT PART BOYS (New York Stage and Film, Vineyard Theatre, Barrington Stage Company, Theatreworks Palo Alto, University of Nebraska: Lincoln, National Endowment of the Arts Grant, American Critics New Play Finalist); THIS SIDE OF PARADISE (Theater for a New City, Bank Street Theater, Hudson Backstage Theater, Manhattan Theatre Source, published Estrogenius Sourcebook); RUN TEDDY RUN (Electric Pear, NYU/Playwrights Horizons, Musical Theater Works, Ensemble Studio Theatre Rusty Magee Fellowship, Daryl Roth Award). Graduate of NYU Tisch (Dean’s Fellow) and Grinnell College, teaching artist for Lincoln Center Theater and Dreamyard Project.
(Miner Taylor) Originated the role of Doctor Madden in the Second Stage production of NEXT TO NORMAL and recently joined the Broadway production. Other Broadway: GREY GARDENS, TABOO, DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES,THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. Off-Broadway: THE BURNT PART BOYS, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (title role), ONCE AROUND THE SUN. Regional includes THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT (NY Stage & Film) and HAIR (TUTS Houston).
(Miner Boggs) Broadway: RING OF FIRE, PARADE (Lincoln Center and national tour). Other credits include THE BURNT PART BOYS (Vineyard Theatre), SOME MEN (Second Stage), LUCKY STIFF (York),SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN (Lambs), PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES (20th Anniversary) and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s BY JEEVES (Kennedy Center). Film: KINSEY, AFTER THE STORM.
(Frances) Broadway/London: Jean in AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (2009 Olivier Award nomination, Best Company Performance). Recent graduate of LaGuardia Arts High School: Mother in RAGTIME, Moll in THE CRADLE WILL ROCK. She had the distinction of playing the title role in the recent workshop of the notorious musical CARRIE. Off-Broadway- THE BURNT PART BOYS (Vineyard Theatre).
(Dusty) Originated the role of Billy in ACE (Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Playhouse in the Park in Cincinnati) for which he won a Kevin Kline Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical. Galvin also originated the role of Jamie in Cirque du Soleil’s WINTUK at Madison Square Garden. Off-Broadway: THE BURNT PART BOYS. National tour: LES MISÉRABLES (Gavroche). Regional: THE WHO’S TOMMY (Bay Street Theatre).
(Miner Tinns) New York: THE BURNT PART BOYS (Vineyard Theatre), MANIFESTO (Second Stage); STILL THE RIVER RUNS, PROFESSIONAL SKEPTICISM(Zootopia). Regional: AVENUE X (Alliance Theatre); CAMELOT, BIG RIVER (Goodspeed Musicals); OTHELLO, A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Hartford Stage Company); A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN, THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP (Long Wharf).
(Brent) Broadway: WAR HORSE, SPRING AWAKENING. West End: THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG. Off-Broadway: LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST, THE WILD BRIDE, YANK, THE BURNT PART BOYS. TV: “Madam Secretary” guest star CBS. Andrew has toured the US and UK extensively doing multiple shows with Kneehigh Theater Co. to venues such as Berkeley Rep, Chicago Shakespeare, The Guthrie, St Ann’s Warehouse, Liverpool Everyman Playhouse, and The Bristol Old Vic.
(Pete) Made his Broadway debut as Eddie in the Jason Robert Brown musical 13. He performed the role of Patrick in the RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR 2007, also appearing in the role on television. Off-Broadway: THE BURNT PART BOYS. Regional: GREASE, BYE BYE BIRDIE, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 13.
(Jake) Broadway debut in the Lincoln Center Theater production of SOUTH PACIFIC. Off-Broadway: THE BURNT PART BOYS (Vineyard Theatre). National tours: LES MISÉRABLES, MAMMA MIA! Regional: Barrington Stage Company (THE BURNT PART BOYS, THE MYSTERIES OF HARRIS BURDICK), North Shore Music Theater (LES MISÉRABLES), St. Louis Muny (MISS SAIGON), Moonlight Amphitheater (THE MUSIC MAN). He was a series regular on the TV show “Kids Incorporated.”
This is Ms. Stroman’s fourth show for the Vineyard Theatre — she directed the Colman Domingo play DOT, choreographed FLORA THE RED MENACE, and directed and choreographed the Kander and Ebb musical THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, which was nominated for 12 Tony Awards and won the London Evening Standard Award for Best Musical. On Broadway, she directed and choreographed THE PRODUCERS, winner of a record-making 12 Tony Awards. Other Broadway credits include CONTACT for Lincoln Center Theater, PRINCE OF BROADWAY, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, BIG FISH, CRAZY FOR YOU, SHOW BOAT, OKLAHOMA!, THE FROGS, THE MUSIC MAN, THOU SHALT NOT, STEEL PIER, BIG, and PICNIC. Off-Broadway credits include AND THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND, HAPPINESS, and THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH: AN APOCALYPTIC VAUDEVILLE. She has directed opera, created ballets and has been represented in television and film. A five-time Tony Award winner, her work has been honored with Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel, and a record five Astaire Awards. She is the recipient of the George Abbott Award for Lifetime Achievement in the American Theater and a member of the Theater Hall of Fame in New York City.
David Thompson Librettist. Broadway/West End: The new libretto for the current revival of Chicago (the longest running American musical), The Scottsboro Boys (London’s Critic Circle Award, Evening Standard Award, 12 Tony nominations including “Best Book,” Drama Desk Nomination, Outer Critics and Lucille Lortel Awards for “Best Musical,” Hull-Warriner Award), Prince of Broadway, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Thou Shalt Not, The Look of Love, Steel Pier (Tony Nomination “Best Book”). Off-Broadway: The Beast in the Jungle, And the World Goes ‘Round, (New York Drama Desk and Outer Critics’ Awards), Flora, the Red Menace, (Drama Desk nomination) UK Regional and London: The revised librettos for Rags at Park Theatre, Bar Mitzvah Boy at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, US Regional: A Christmas Carol, now in its thirtieth year at Princeton’s McCarter Theater. Concert: Produced and Wrote James Taylor’s Perspective Series at Carnegie Hall, My Favorite Broadway/The Leading Ladies at Carnegie Hall. Television: “Sondheim – A Celebration at Carnegie Hall” (Emmy Nomination), “Razzle Dazzle” for Great Performances, “The Music of Richard Rodgers with Lorenz Hart,” “The Music of Richard Rodgers with Oscar Hammerstein” for WGBH Boston as well as the recent “Harold Prince – the Director’s Life” for Great Performances. Thompson is a graduate of Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism.
John Kander and Fred Ebb
(Music and Lyrics) The John Kander and Fred Ebb collaboration of four decades has created what many would consider Broadway standards and contemporary classics: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (Tony Award Nomination), FLORA, THE RED MENACE, CABARET (Tony Award for Best Musical), THE HAPPY TIME, ZORBA, 70 GIRLS 70, CHICAGO, THE ACT, WOMAN OF THE YEAR (Tony Award for Best Score), THE RINK, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN (Tony Award for Best Score) and STEEL PIER. Their collaboration also transferred itself to movies and television as they wrote original material for the Academy Awards, “Liza with a Z” (Emmy Award for Music and Lyrics), Funny Lady (Oscar nominated for Best Song), Lucky Lady, New York, New York, Stepping Out and Chicago (Oscar nominated for Best Song). In the mid-1980’s the song “New York New York” became the official anthem of New York City. At the time of the unfortunate death of Mr. Ebb, Kander and Ebb had several projects in different stages of completion waiting in the wings including THE VISIT, ALL ABOUT US (a musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder play THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH) and CURTAINS.
Christian Dante White
(Charles Weems/Victoria Price) Praise be to God! Favorite roles: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (Vineyard Theatre), THE WIZ starring Ashanti (Scarecrow, City Center Summer Stars), JERSEY BOYS (Barry Belson, Vegas), HAIRSPRAY (Seaweed J. Stubbs, Tour and The Muny). Reading: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS directed by Susan Stroman, music and lyrics by Kander and Ebb. Love you Mom, Grandma, Bookie, Shamicka, J. Jones, T. Lavell, Larry, Carnahan Casting, Erica Bines, and Headline Talent.
Cody Ryan Wise
(Eugene Williams/Little George) Off-Broadway: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (Vineyard Theatre). Favorite Credits: THE LION KING (Young Simba), THE NUTCRAKCER (Fritz), THE WIZARD OF OZ, DAMN YANKEES. He has also appeared on “Sesame Street”, “The Electric Company”, and the music video for “Heard ‘Em Say” with Kanye West. He is an 8th grade honors student at the Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School. He is currently working on his first CD project and is honored and excited to be performing in THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS. www.CodyWise.com.
(Shelly) Broadway: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS; Off-Broadway: WHILE I YET LIVE (Primary Stages), WILD WITH HAPPY (Public Theater/NYSF, Lortel Award Nomination, Audelco Award); LUCE (Lincoln Center/LCT3); THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (Vineyard Theatre), THE OVERWHELMING (Roundabout), HOUSE AND GARDEN (Manhattan Theatre Club). Regional: SEVEN GUITARS and DOT (Actors Theatre of Louisville),KING LEAR and MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (Denver Center), INTIMATE APPAREL (Guthrie), THE PIANNO LESSON (Yale Rep). Film: Wiener Dog (2016), Mistress America, The Bourne Legacy, Michael Clayton. TV: “Gotham,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Blacklist,” “White Collar,” “Royal Pains,” “Damages,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Law & Order: CI.” Training: Yale School of Drama.
Julius Thomas III
(Roy Wright/Electrofied Issac/Billy/Cook) Off-Broadway Debut in THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS and thrilled! National Tours: XANADU (Terpsicore/Young Danny, 1st Nat’l), 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (Mitch/Chip/Panch U/S, 1st Nat’l), RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR (Soloist, Arena Tour). NYC Theatre: BONNIE & CLYDE (Buford, NYMF), DIAL ‘N’ FOR NEGRESS (Antonio, Theatre Row). Regional Theatre: AIDA (Mereb, Lyric Theatre, OK), DREAMGIRLS (C.C. White, WVPT), FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE (No Moe/Lil’ Moe, Lyric Theatre, OK), JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Calypso Brother, Music Theatre Wichita). BFA from Wichita State University. Thanks to this incredible team for taking a chance on me. Thundercats Ho! www.JuliusThomas3.com.
(Mr.Tambo/Samuel Leibowitz) Broadway: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (Tony Award Nomination). Off-Broadway: JAMES BALDWIN: A SOUL ON FIRE (New Federal Theatre, Audelco Award Nomination). Regional: AVENUE X (11th Hour Theatre Company, Barrymore Award), SIZWE BANSI IS DEAD (Lantern Theatre Company), THE THREEPENNY OPERA (Wilma Theater, Barrymore Award Nomination), THE AMERICA PLAY (Zachary Scott Theatre, Central Texas Critics Table Award), JULIUS CAESAR (People’s Light and Theatre Company), A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Westport Country Playhouse), DREAMGIRLS (Prince Music Theater), FINIAN’S RAINBOW (Walnut Street Theatre). Trained at the University of Connecticut.
(Willie Roberson/Electrofied Charlie) Off-Broadway:THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (Vineyard Theatre), STAIRWAY TO PARADISE (City Center Encores!). Regional: BUBBLIN’ BROWN SUGAR (Fox Theatre, Atlanta). Other theatre credits include LOOKING FOR JOSEPHINE (Opera Comique, Paris), Barack on Broadway (New Amsterdam Theatre), Broadway By the Year and All Singin’ All Dancin’ (Town Hall NYC). Trained at NYU Tisch School’s ETW. www.myspace.com/TAPKID257.
(Clarence Norris/Preacher) Broadway: RENT (Benny, Closing Cast), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Peter), RENT (Original Cast). Off-Broadway: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (Vineyard Theatre), JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL… (2006 Cast Recording), FROM MY HOMETOWN (Audelco Award Nomination), RENT (Obie Award), LOTTO (Audelco Award). Regional: WHITE NOISE (Tyler, World Premiere), MISS SAIGON (John, Pioneer Theatre), NOAH’S GREAT RAINBOW (Murigande, Toronto), KING LEAR (Edmund, Denver Center), AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ (Andre, Maltz Jupiter), THE 60’S PROJECT (Roy, World Premiere), TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA (Valentine, Centre Stage), LOBBY HERO (William, Geva), GOLDEN BOY (Joe, Long Wharf). Film: RENT: Filmed Live on Broadway, Bad Decisions, Django. TV: “Hope & Faith”, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, “Student Affairs”, “NYPD Blue”.
(Playwright) is the author of WILD WITH HAPPY(Dramatists Play Service), A BOY AND HIS SOUL (Oberon Books), UP JUMPED SPRINGTIME AND THE BROTHER(S). The artistic work of Mr. Domingo has been honored with Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk and Drama League nominations. His work has won the OBIE, Lucille Lortel, GLAAD, Connecticut Critics Circle, Bay Area Theater Critics Circle and Internet Theater Bloggers awards. Mr. Domingo has received fellowships and/or residencies from The Sundance Theater Lab, The People’s Light and Theater Company, and the Banff Playwrights Colony. Mr. Domingo is under commission from The American Conservatory Theater, People’s Light and Theater Company and The Public Theater. His plays have been produced at Vineyard Theatre, The Public, Theatreworks, Baltimore Centerstage, The Tricycle Theater (London), Brisbane Powerhouse/World Theater Festival (Australia), Theater Rhinoceros, Lincoln Center Director’s Lab/American Living Room Festival/HERE, and Thick Description Theater Collective. Dot was developed in part during a residency with New York Theater Workshop. Dot received its world premiere at The Humana Festival at Actors Theater of Louisville. Mr. Domingo currently stars on the AMC original series “Fear the Walking Dead.” He has starred in the films Selma, Lincoln, The Butler and Birth of a Nation among others.
Brandon Victor Dixon
(Haywood Patterson) Broadway: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, THE COLOR PURPLE (Harpo, Tony Nomination), City Center Encores! HOUSE OF FLOWERS (Royal), THE LION KING Cheetah National Tour (Adult Simba, Original). Regional: RAY CHARLES LIVE! (Ray Charles, Ovation Nomination), GUYS AND DOLLS, ROMEO AND JULIET, HOW TO SUCCEED…, Columbia University’s 107th Annual Varsity Show. TV: “Quincy Jones’s America’s Millennium”, ABC’s “OLTL” (Darryl), “L&O: Criminal Intent” (Dix). Awards: Columbia University’s I.A.L. Diamond Award, NFAA First Level, British Academy of Dramatic Acting scholarship, Presidential Scholar Semi-Finalist. Brandon, a Columbia University graduate, thanks family, Jack Waddell, and Abrams Artists/Noble Talent Management for their continuous belief in him. BrandonVictorDixon.com, Findingmorganfreeman.com.
John Cullum is a two time Tony Award recipient and a member of the Theater Hall of Fame.
He made his Broadway debut in Lerner & Loew’s Camelot in 1960, and has been a perennial Broadway favorite for more than 60 years. His musical credits include On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, 1776, Man of La Mancha, Urinetown, The Scottsboro Boys, 110 In The Shade (revival), Harold Prince’s production of Show Boat, as well as Shenendoah and On The Twentieth Century, each of which garnered him Tony Awards for Best Actor in a Musical. John’s non-musical credits include Hamlet, where he played Laertes to Richard Burton’s Hamlet, as well as Deathtrap, Private Lives, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Casa Valentina, and August: Osage County. During the run of that show, John accepted The Keen company’s invitation to star in Heroes, so at the age of 80, he performed 15 shows a week with a brief stop between theaters for dinner: pizza, 2 slices for 99 cents.
Cullum’s film and television career has been extensive as well. He played Holling The Bartender in six seasons of “Northern Exposure”, had recurring roles in “ER” and “Law & Order: SVU”, and “The Middle”. His guest credits include “30 Rock”, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”, “Madam Secretary”, “Mad Men”, “The Good Wife”, “Nurse Jackie” and “The Blacklist”.
John recreated his dazzling performance of Edward Rutledge for the film of 1776. His other film credits include Hawaii, Inherit The Wind, Kill Your Darlings, The Day After, Sweet Country, Held Up, and most recently, Jungleland.
John has been married for more than 60 years to Emily Frankel, a prominent choreographer and writer. At 91, his passion for acting has not dimmed, and he continues to entertain audiences, and inspire his younger colleagues
(Andy Wright) Off-Broadway: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (Vineyard Theatre), THE TIN PAN ALLEY RAG (Roundabout); G&S CANON (City Center). National tours include RENT and FOREVER SWING. Regional credits: INTO THE WOODS, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, and MACBETH (Great Lakes Theater Festival/ Idaho Shakespeare Festival); ABYSSINIA (Goodspeed), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (North Shore); RAGTIME (Paper Mill Playhouse); HAIR (Hangar Theater); SIDE SHOW (Cleveland Playhouse); THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY (Westchester Broadway); PACIFIC OVERTURES (Arden Theatre); OKLAHOMA!, BRIGADOON, RAGTIME, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, DAMN YANKEES, WIZARD OF OZ and FOOTLOOSE (Sacramento Music Circus); A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND (Connecticut Repertory); SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ (Actors Playhouse).
(Olen Montgomery) Vineyard Theatre debut in THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS. Broadway: THE RITZ. Off-Broadway: SAVED (Playwrights Horizons). Regional credits include: HAIRSPRAY (Seaweed J. Stubbs, Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre), TALES OF THE CITY (Jon, Eugene O’Neil Theatre Center), SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE (Ken, Cape Playhouse), HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 (Chad, North Carolina Theatre), MEMPHIS (u/s Gator, Bobby, La Jolla Playhouse/5th Avenue Theatre), DREAMGIRLS (C.C. White, North Carolina Theatre). Film: Finding Me: Truth. BFA: University of Cincinnati (CCM). Thanks to Susan, Tommy, John, David, Carnahan Casting, DGRW and the whole Vineyard family. Love to God, family, friends and Riky for their endless faith and support!
(Ozie Powell/Ruby Bates) Sean is incredibly grateful to be a part of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS. He made his Broadway debut as a Simba cover in Disney’s THE LION KING after graduating from Northwestern University. Other credits include THE YELLOW WOOD directed by BD Wong, WAS directed by Tina Landau, and CBS’ “My Broadway Debut”. Sean is the Executive Director of Broadway in South Africa, which uses the arts to empower children in the U.S. and abroad. Thank you Stro, Mr. Kander, and the entire creative team for trusting me to tell this story. For Mom, Dad, and my incredible and inspiring friends. www.sean-bradford.com, www.broadwayinsouthafrica.org. “We are such stuff as dreams are made on.”
(Lighting Design) Vineyard Theatre: MIDDLETOWN, GOD’S EAR (Jenny Schwartz), and workshops of MY MARRIAGE TO ERNEST BORGNINE (Nicky Silver) and THE METAL CHILDREN (Adam Rapp). With director Ken Rus Schmoll: TELEPHONE (Foundry) and PROSERPINA (Spoleto USA). Recent and notable Off-Broadway credits: THAT FACE, THE ALIENS, WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING (Lucille Lortel Award), BLASTED (American Theatre Wing Hewes Award), HELL HOUSE (Hewes nom.), BUG (Lucille Lortel and OBIE Awards), ORSON’S SHADOW, UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL and MOJO. Regional: Goodman, American Repertory Theatre, Trinity Rep, Old Globe, Dallas Theater Center, Shakespeare Theater, Chautauqua, Long Wharf, among others. 2010 Village Voice OBIE for Sustained Excellence.
(Scenic Design) Vineyard Theatre: MIDDLETOWN. Broadway: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, FUN HOME, THE LAST SHIP (sets and clothes), THE HUMANS (set design), DOLLS HOUSE PART 2 (costume design). Off-Broadway: set design for TORCH SONG (Second Stage), HIR (Playwrights Horizons), 10 out of 12 (Soho Rep); set and costumes for THE FLICK, PLACEBO, COMPLETENESS, and THE BIG MEAL (Playwrights Horizons), CHOIR BOY (MTC).
Ken Rus Schmoll
(Director) MIDDLETOWN (Vineyard Theatre), Wolfgang Rihm’s opera PROSERPINA (Spoleto Festival USA, American premiere), Ann Marie Healy’s WHAT ONCE WE FELT (Lincoln Center Theater’s LCT3), Ariana Reines’s TELEPHONE (The Foundry Theatre, OBIE for Direction), Kristin Newbom’s TELETHON (Clubbed Thumb), Kristen Kosmas’s HELLO FAILURE (PS 122), Jordan Harrison’s AMAZONS AND THEIR MEN (Clubbed Thumb), Anne Washburn’s THE INTERNATIONALIST (Vineyard Theatre), Rob Handel’s APHRODISIAC (Long Wharf Theatre) Kate E. Ryan’s MARK SMITH (13P), Rob Handel’s MILLICENT SCOWLWORTHY (SPF ’06), Anton Dudley’s HONOR AND THE RIVER (NY Stage & Film), Anne Washburn’s OCTOBER/ NOVEMBER (EST Marathon), Jenny Schwartz’s CAUSE FOR ALARM (NY Fringe), Erin Courtney’s DEMON BABY (Clubbed Thumb), Kim Kefgen and Loren Noveck’s GIRL BLOG FROM IRAQ (The Culture Project). Upcoming: Charles Wuorinen’s song cycle IT HAPPENS LIKE THIS (Tanglewood) and a collaboration between the Foundry Theatre and FUREE (Families United for Racial and Economic Equality).
(Playwright) MIDDLETOWN (Horton Foote Prize for Promising New American Play, 2010) is receiving its world premiere at the Vineyard Theatre, New York. It will subsequently be produced in June 2011 at Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago. Will’s play TRAGEDY: A TRAGEDY received its US premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in 2008, and his collection of short plays entitled OH, THE HUMANITY AND OTHER EXCLAMATIONS world premiered at The Flea Theater starring Marisa Tomei and Brian Hutchison. THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING) was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. Will’s play THE FLU SEASON received the 2004 Oppenheimer Award for the best debut production in New York by an American playwright. Will’s plays have also been produced by the Gate Theatre, the SOHO Theatre and BBC Radio, in London; the Rude Mechanicals Theater Company, Naked Angels and the Ensemble Studio Theatre, in New York. His plays are published by Oberon Books, TCG and Playscripts.
Vineyard Theatre: MIDDLETOWN. Half Straddle: AWAY UNIFORM. Other NYC Theater: BLUE MAN GROUP (Astor Place Theater), GATZ (NYU/Skirball Auditorium), THE SELECT (NYTW), STRAIGHT WHITE MEN (Public Theater), THE TERRIFYING (Abrons Arts Center), and other works with Young Jean Lee, Elevator Repair Service, Julia Jarcho, Richard Maxwell, others. Regional: Denver Center, WTF, Westport Country Playhouse. Film: Marriage Story, Lincoln in the Bardo, Morning Glory. TV: “Gotham”, “Law and Order” 2017 Obie winner for Sustained Excellence of Performance.
Off-Broadway: MIDDLETOWN (Vineyard Theatre). Regional: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (Hartford Stage, Connecticut Critics Circle Award Winner Outstanding Debut). Reading: Horton Foote’s ORPHAN’S HOME CYCLE (HartfordMStage). Workshops: 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. Community: ANNIE, INTO THE WOODS. Film: Imagine. Special thanks/love: RKS Management, Dina Bogner, EMS, Michael, Will and Ken.
(John Dodge) Royal Shakespeare Company: TITUS ANDRONICUS, JULIUS CAESAR, INDIGO, QUESTION OF GEOGRAPHY, RICHARD II, THE LAST DAYS OF DON JUAN, KING LEAR, UNCLE VANYA. Royal National Theatre: JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK. Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester: THE GLASS MENAGERIE, LOVE’S LABOR’S LOST, RICHARD II. Almeida and London West End: THE DEEP BLUE SEA. Almeida and BAM: RICHARD II, CORIOLANUS. Off-Broadway: MIDDLETOWN (Vineyard Theatre). Film: Priest, Wings of a Dove, Pandaemonium, The Forgotten, Chronicles of Riddick, Find me Guilty, Batman Begins, Before the Rains. TV: “Vincent Van Gogh” (BBC), “Seaforth” (HBO), “Shot through the Heart”, “The Gathering Storm”(FX), “RFK” (NBC), “Kidnapped”, “Law and Order” (Seasons 18-20), and “The Miraculous Year”(HBO).
(Cop) Broadway: SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ; CAROUSEL; LITTLE ME; Encores: APPLAUSE; BLOOMER GIRL. Off-Broadway: MIDDLETOWN (Vineyard Theatre), THE BURNT PART BOYS (Vineyard, Playwrights Horizons); VIOLET (Playwrights Horizons); HELLO AGAIN (Lincoln Center); MILK AND HONEY (AJT); THE LAST GOODBYE (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Cast Recordings: SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ; HELLO AGAIN; LITTLE ME; VIOLET. TV: “As theWorld Turns”,(2010 Emmy Winner).
(Mechanic) Most recently appeared as George Gibbs in Barrow Street Theatre’s production of OUR TOWN. Off Broadway: MIDDLETOWN (Vineyard Theatre), BFE (Playwrights Horizons), ARMED AND NAKED, MAG-7 (Naked Angels). Regional: PRAYER FOR MY ENEMY (Intiman Theatre/Long Wharf Theatre); LOVE’S LABOR’S LOST, THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG (Huntington Theatre); BFE (Long Wharf Theatre); CHEKHOV CYCLE, THREE PENNY OPERA, THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH (Williamstown Theatre Festival); COBB, THE ROSE TATTOO (Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble); JOAN (Edinburgh Fringe); ANITA BRYANT DIED FOR OUR SINS (Florida Studio Theatre). TV: “Law and Order SVU”, “Law and Order”, “Guiding Light”.
(Tour Guide/Attendant/Music Host) New York: MIDDLETOWN, THE REALLY BIG ONCE, THE BEREAVED, TEN BLOCKS ON THE CAMINO REAL. Regional: BATCH (Humana Festival), UNTIL WE FIND EACH OTHER (Steppenwolf Garage), THE FAB 4 REACH THE PEARLY GATES (Walker Art Center), CELL (International Festival of Arts & Ideas), THE DREAMING OF ALOYSIUS (People’s Light & Theatre Company), ANODYNE (Pig Iron Theatre Company). Film: Lebanon, PA; Ready or Not. TV: “Hack”, “All My Children”, “My Father’s Gun”. McKenna is an Associated Artist with Target Margin Theatre and a company member of Partial Comfort Productions and New Paradise Laboratories.
(Male Tourist/Freelancer/Radio Host) Off-Broadway: MIDDLETOWN (Vineyard Theatre), THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING). New York: DOT, 1965UU, MOO!, BELOW THE BELT, OF MICE AND MEN, UNCLE VANYA, ENRICO IV. Regional: FABULOSO (Merrimack Rep), YING TONG, A WALK WITH THE GOONS (The Wilma Theater), THE BEST MAN (New Jersey Rep). Film: Today’s Special, The Winning Season, Noise, World Trade Center, The Night Listener, The Notorious Bettie Page, Waltzing Anna. Upcoming: Arthur, What’s Your Number?, Cedar Rapids, Occupant. Television: “Mercy”, “New Amsterdam”, “John Adams” (HBO Films), “The Bronx is Burning”, “Law & Order” and “All My Children”.
(Public Speaker/Greg/Male Doctor) Broadway: WICKED (Carbonell Award), A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD/A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE (Tony nomination), TITANIC, TORCH SONG TRILOGY, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, BELLS ARE RINGING. Off-Broadway: MIDDLETOWN (Vineyard Theatre)I DO! I DO! (Drama Desk nomination), THE TORCH BEARERS, GENIUSES, NEW JERUSALEM. Regional: Randy Newman’s FAUST (La Jolla/Goodman), TRAVESTIES (Williamstown), MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (Arena Stage/ Helen Hayes Award). Television: “The West Wing,” “Law and Order,” “The Practice,” “Everybody Loves Raymond”, “NYPD Blue”, “Murphy Brown”, “Murder She Wrote”, “LA Law”, Steve Rhoades on “Married With Children”, and, for PBS, “On the Town” (London Symphony), “Ira Gershwin at 100: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall”.
(Librarian) Launched her theatrical career playing Minnie Fay in HELLO DOLLY with Ethel Merman. She then joined the original production of THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES. She also appeared on Broadway as Mickey in MY ONE AND ONLY and starred in the Off-Broadway musical CUT THE RIBBONS. She co-starred as Sister Mary Leo in NUNSENSE: THE 20th ANNIVERSARY ALL-STAR TOUR. She also starred as Sister Amnesia in NUNSENSE and NUNSENSE JAMBOREE. She recently appeared in Vineyard Theatre’s production of MIDDLETOWN. On television, she played Georgette Baxter in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” for which she received two Emmy nominations. She subsequently starred in four more television series. She appeared in the recurring role of Pat McDougal in the CBS comedy, “Everybody Loves Raymond”, for which she was nominated for three Emmy awards. Most recently, Georgia costarred in the Broadway and National Tour of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE.
(Aunt/Female Doctor/Intercom) Broadway: AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, PROOF (Tony/Lucille Lortel Nom.) Other: MIDDLETOWN (Vineyard Theatre), QUALITY OFLIFE (Arena Stage), Ethan Coen’s ALMOST AN EVENING (Atlantic Theatre Co.) THE EVILDOERS (Yale Rep), Edward Albee’s PETER AND JERRY (Second Stage/Drama Desk Nom.), SATELLITES (NYSF), HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE (Vineyard Theatre/Original Cast), DISTRACTED (Mark Taper Forum), BLUE WINDOW (Manhattan Theatre Club), HELEN (NYSF), THE RAINMAKER (Helen Hayes Award), OLIVER PARKER! (The stageFARM). Film/TV: “Fringe”, “Law & Order” (“Trial By Jury”,“SVU” and “Criminal Intent”), “Judging Amy”, The Exonerated, Unbreakable, The Eternal Pedicure, Henry and The Trap.
(Female Tourist/Woman on Date/Attendant 2) New York Theater: MIDDLETOWN (Vineyard Theatre),THE SEAGULL (NAATCO), GOODBYE CRUEL WORLD(Roundtable), SIDES: THE FEAR IS REAL… (Ma-Yi/Miyagi), ANTIGONE (NAATCO), MASHA NO HOME (E.S.T.), THE KARAOKE SHOW (Project 400), MAKING TRACKS (2G). Regional: WIT (Florida Studio Theater), THE FIRST PICTURE SHOW (A.C.T.), A CHRISTMAS CAROL (South Coast Rep), SWEENEY TODD and INTO THE WOODS (East West Players). Film: Children of Invention (Sundance 2009), Lady In The Water, Robot, Stories, Falling For Grace. TV: “White Collar”, “Fringe”, all three “Law and Orders”, “One Life To Live”, “Jonny Zero”, “Sex and the City”, “Seinfeld”. MFA from A.C.T.. Love to Eddie!
(Mrs. Swanson) Past theatre credits include: MIDDLETOWN (Vineyard Theatre) FRAN’S BED (Playwrights Horizons) and LOBBY HERO (Playwrights Horizons and the John Houseman Theater), Woody Allen’s WRITERS BLOCK (Atlantic Theater), the West End production of THIS IS OUR YOUTH, and, most recently, Christopher Durang’s THE MARRIAGE OF BETTE AND BOO (Roundabout). Heather can currently be seen in the HBO comedy series “Bored To Death” opposite Zach Galifianakis and Jason Schwartzman. Her upcoming film credits include What’s Your Number? and the independent features Valley Of The Sun, Weakness and Ashes. Her past film credits include Breaking Upwards, Choke, Miss Congeniality (1 & 2), Bewitched, Two Weeks Notice and You’ve Got Mail.
Playwright and filmmaker (“Good Canary”, screenwriter/director “Stranger than Fiction” and “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium”) brings a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience to The Vineyard in INTERVIEWING THE AUDIENCE. Based on a method originated by pioneering author, actor, and storyteller Spalding Gray, Zach invites individual members of each evening’s audience to be interviewed by him on stage. The result is an improvised, intimate, and immensely compelling evening that expands our perception of theatre and narrative. By turns lighthearted and moving, strange and surprising, INTERVIEWING THE AUDIENCE is a not-to-be-missed special event.
(Costume Design) Off-Broadway: PICKED (Vineyard Theatre), THE STARRY MESSENGER (The New Group), THE PRIDE (MCC), FAULT LINES (Naked Angels), FROM UP HERE (Manhattan Theater Club), LIBERTY CITY (NY Theater Workshop), SLUG BEARERS OF KAYROL ISLAND (Vineyard), THINGS WE WANT (The New Group), ELECTION DAY (Second Stage), JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL ….(The Zipper), 9 PARTS OF DESIRE (MET), PEOPLE ARE WRONG! (Vineyard), BADDATES (Playwrights Horizons), JOHN FERGUSON (The Mint), WHERE DO WE LIVE (Vineyard), MASSACRE (LAByrinth), THE MYSTERIES (Classic Stage Company), ROAR (New Group), WHAT THE BUTLER SAW (The New Group). Regional: Cincinnati Playhouse in The Park, Goodspeed Musicals, Florida Stage, Huntington Theatre Co., Dallas Theater Center, Delaware Theater Co., Madison Rep., New York Stage and Film. OPERA: Washington National Opera (upcoming), Norwegian National Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Staatstheater Wiesbaden (Germany), Opera Ireland, Bard Summerscape, Opera Colorado, FILM: Year of the Fish (Sundance 2007), Sovereignty and Shoplifting Chanel. Mattie was awarded the European Opera Prize in 2006.
Russell H. Champa
(Lighting Design) Current and recent projects: PICKED, TIMON OF ATHENS (The Public Theater), THE GRAND MANNER (Lincoln Center Theater). Broadway: IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY, Julia Sweeney’s GOD SAID “HA!”. NYC: Manhattan Theater Club, 2nd Stage, New York Stage & Film. Regional: ACT, Berkeley Rep, The Mark Taper Forum, Wilma Theatre. Thanks J + J. PEACE.
(Set Design) Vineyard: PICKED, A BOY AND HIS SOUL, WHERE DO WE LIVE, THE FOURTH SISTER. Recent NY: GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE (Playwright’s Horizons); THIS WIDE NIGHT (Naked Angels); ORANGE, HAT AND GRACE (SoHo Rep); CREATuRE (Page 73/New Georges); ETHEL:TRUCKSTOP (BAM Next Wave); BEEBO BRINKER Ä(37 Arts), CATARACT (Womens Project). Recent Regional: AN ILIAD (McCarter). Resident scenic designer for the O’Neill Playwrights Festival since 2005.
(Director) The Vineyard: PICKED. Other Off- Broadway: Christopher Shinn’s WHAT DIDN’T HAPPEN (Playwrights Horizons); Horton Foote’s THE ORPHANS’ HOME CYCLE (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Director), THE CARPETBAGGER’S CHILDREN (Lincoln Center Theatre) and THE DAY EMILY MARRIED (Primary Stages); Jane Anderson’s DEFYING GRAVITY; Eve Ensler’s NECESSARY TARGETS; Tina Howe’s CHASING MANET; Tennessee Williams’ THE MILK TRAIN DOESN’T STOP HERE ANYMORE (Roundabout Theatre Company) and THE RED DEVIL BATTERY SIGN. Broadway: Foote’s DIVIDING THE ESTATE and Matthew Barber’s ENCHANTED APRIL (Outer Critics Circle nom), OLD ACQUAINTANCE. International: Tony Kushner’s ANGELS IN AMERICA, PARTS 1 & 2 (Venice Biennale). In June, Wilson completes his final season as Artistic Director of Hartford Stage.
(Playwright) PICKED marks the return of Mr.Shinn to the Vineyard Theatre, which presented the U.S. premiere of his play WHERE DO WE LIVE (Obie, 2004). His other plays include NOW OR LATER (shortlisted for the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play), DYING CITY (finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), ON THE MOUNTAIN, WHAT DIDN’T HAPPEN, THE COMING WORLD, OTHER PEOPLE, and FOuR. Most recently he adapted HEDDA GABLER for the Roundabout. He teaches playwriting at the New School for Drama. www.christophershinn.com
(Jen) Liz is thrilled to be back at The Vineyard in PICKED after appearing in the U.S. premiere of Christopher Shinn’s WHERE DO WE LIVE. Other theatre credits include: THE TEMPEST (Shakespeare Festival LA), A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, MACBETH, GOD’S PICTURES, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (Indiana Repertory Theatre). Film credits include: All Good Things, 3 Kings, Almost Famous, White Oleander, The Village.
(Kevin) Michael Stahl-David is best known for his starring role in producer J.J. Abram’s monster-thriller, Cloverfield. Stahl-David starred in 2007’s critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway show THE OVERWHELMING about an American family abroad during the Rwandan genocide. Other theater credits include PICKED, and THE HAPPY SAD at The Public Theatre’s Summer Play Festival with Eddie Kaye Thomas and Ari Graynor. He also starred in the indie film-drama, The Project, which premiered at the 2008 SlamDance Festival. Other film credits include Uncle Nino and Newport South. TV: starring roles in ABC’s “My Generation” and “The Black Donnellys”. Guest-starring roles on “kings”, “Mercy”, “Numb3rs” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”. He is also the creator of the critically-acclaimed self-created web series “Michael Stahl-David: Behind The Star”, distributed by Sony Television on Crackle.com. A native of Chicago, Stahl-David currently resides in New York.
(Nick) Made his Vineyard debut in PICKED. As a member of the Flea Theatre he has performed in numerous plays including A.R. Gurney’s LIGHT LUNCH directed by Jim Simpson. He recently filmed Certainty written by Mike O’Malley and directed by Peter Askin playing the lead role of ‘Dom’. His TV credits include Mildred Pierce, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, “Law & Order”, and “The Wonderful Malady’s”. He is currently recurring on the upcoming USA Network’s “A Legal Mind” produced by Doug Liman and David Bartis. Tom is a graduate of Brown university.
(Casting Director/TV Personality) Off-Broadway: PICKED, THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, HILLBILLY WOMEN. Film: The People vs. Larry Flynt, Keeping the Faith, Someone Like You, Superstar, Just the Ticket, The Dream Team, Series 7: The Contenders, Ransom, Celebrity, Turk 182. TV: “Louie”, “Rescue Me”, “Law & Order”, “Sex and the City”, “The Practice”, “Jenifer”, “Ally McBeal”. Donna is also an author, broadcast journalist—currently at CUNY TV, and Former First Lady of New York City. She graduated from Stanford university and The Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia university. She sends love to Ed, Andrew, Caroline, Mom, Dad, Ellen, Sondra, and Sue!
(John) Broadway: TWELVE ANGRY MEN, THE GRADUATE, A THOUSAND CLOWNS, Gore Vidal’s THE BEST MAN, LOST IN YONKERS, MY THING OF LOVE, THE MERCHANT. Off Broadway: PICKED, AFTER THE REVOLUTION, THE OVERWHELMING, THE WAVERLY GALLERY, THE LONG CHRISTMAS RIDE HOME, THE MUSIC TEACHER, THE SEAGULL, MIZLANSKY/ZILINSkY, GUS AND AL (Obie), IT’S ONLY A PLAY, LITTLE FOOTSTEPS, KEY EXCHANGE, TABLE SETTINGS, SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE. Regional: Long Wharf, Huntington, Old Globe. Film: I Don’t Know How She Does It, The Green, Step Up 3-D, Desperately Seeking Susan, Crocodile Dundee, Shattered Glass,The Presidio, Blind Date, Worth Winning, Getting to Know You, You Can Thank Me Later, Miami Rhapsody, Indictment: The McMartin Trial, The Defenders, Just Between Friends, Lovesick. TV: “The Good Wife,” “Fringe,” “Jesse Stone,” “The Sopranos,” “The West Wing,” “NYPD Blue,” ”CSI: Miami,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order:Criminal Intent,” “Frasier,” “Ed,” “The Practice,” “Wings,” “St. Elsewhere,” “Capitol News,” and Steve Martini’s “The Judge.” He is on the faculty of Brooklyn College and HB Studio.
Music Direction/Orchestrations/ Vocal Arrangements- NOW. HERE. THIS. Music director/arranger for the Tony-nominated [title of show] for its premiere at the Vineyard and on Broadway. He was music director/arranger for EMMET OTTER’S JUG-BAND CHRISTMAS at Goodspeed Opera House with Christopher Gatelli as director and music directed CATS (Broadway), LES MISERABLES (national tour) and conducted Colm Wilkinson’s last staged performance of LES MIZ in Shanghai. With playwright/ lyricist Rachel Lampert, he composed the scores for THE ANGLE Of THE SUN (NYMF 2007) and ESTELLE’S KITCHEN, which premieres at the Kitchen Theater in Ithaca this spring. He is currently Music Director for La Guardia High School of Music and Performing Arts.
Projection Design- NOW. HERE. THIS., BROADWAY ROX (Queens Theater in the Park), RATED P FOR PARENTHOOD (Westside Theater), SILENCE! (PS122), FROM THE FIRE (New School), THIS WIDE NIGHT (Naked Angels), WHORE (SPF), BENCH (Jennifer Muller: The Works), MISSED CONNECTIONS NYC, PLAYLIST, HOLY CROSS SUCKS! (Ars Nova) CREATION NATION (Ars Nova, South Beach Comedy Festival, HBO Comedy Arts Festival), BILLY EICHNER: GAY, WHITE & TERRIFIED (Joe’s Pub), THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE (stageFARM), THE DOME (Prospect Theater), KIDZ BOP LIVE! (Tour and Six Flags Amusement Parks).
Acme Sound Partners
Sound Design- Vineyard Theater: [title of show], NOW. HERE. THIS. Over thirty Broadway shows since 2000 including: PORGY AND BESS, VENUS IN FUR, MOTHERF**KER WITH A HAT, BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO (Tony Nomination), THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, LOMBARDI, FENCES (Tony Nomination), THE ADDAMS FAMILY, RAGTIME, HAIR (Tony Nomination), IN THE HEIGHTS (Tony Nomination), [title of show], LEGALLY BLONDE, A CHORUS LINE (2006), THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT, AVENUE Q, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, and LA BOHÈME. Acme is Tom Clark, Mark Menard and Sten Severson.
Lighting Design- New York: NOW. HERE. THIS. (Vineyard Theatre), BETWEEN WORLDS (New World Stages), LOVE CHILD (New World Stages), SEVEN MINUTES (Colt Coeur), ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S BIG GAY DANCE PARTY (Acorn Theatre), A TRIBUTE TO MOTOWN (Carnegie Hall), KEVIN SMITH SPEAKS (Carnegie Hall), co-designer of the New York Musical Theatre Festival for the last three years. Regional/Int’l: LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT (Yale Dramatic Assoc.), SOUL DOCTOR (Parker Playhouse), LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA (CATCO), BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS (Cleveland Playhouse), VICES (Theatre Aspen), ACADEMY (Daegu International Musical Festival), THE TEMPEST (Bermuda Arts Festival).
(Lighting Designer) is very happy to be working with The Vineyard again. Broadway credits include SOMETHING ROTTEN, PENN AND TELLER, MOTHERS AND SONS, NEWSIES, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (Tony Award), A TIME TO KILL, SOUL DOCTOR, JEKYLL AND HYDE, THE ANARCHIST, THE PERFORMERS, THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW, NEXT FALL, and KIKI & HERB. Other New York: MERCURY FUR, PARADE, KING LEAR, COMEDY OF ERRORS, LOVE’S LABOR’S LOST, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Shakespeare in the Park), FLY BY NIGHT, OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES, LAST FIVE YEARS, LOVE LOSS AND WHAT I WORE, A LIE OF THE MIND, ORDINARY DAYS, ALMOST, MAINE, THE VOYSEY INHERITANCE, THE INTERNATIONALIST, and JENNIFER MULLER/THE WORKS. Jeff is a producer of “Submissions Only.”
(Costume Designer) Broadway: CYRANO DE BERGERAC, Tony Award nomination, Henry Hewes Design Award nomination; ROCK OF AGES (plus London, Las Vegas, US Tour, Toronto, Australia), Tony Award nomination, Henry Hewes Design Award nomination; ARCADIA; THE WEDDING SINGER, Drama Desk nomination; URINETOWN, Lucille Lortel nomination (also US Tour, Toronto); BAND IN BERLIN. Off-Broadway: World Premieres of Douglas Carter Beane’s ROBIN HOOD and FAIRYCAKES (AADA); THE VOYSEY INHERITANCE, Lucille Lortel Award, Henry Hewes Design Award nomination (Atlantic); THE MILLINER, Lucille Lortel nomination; COUNTRY CLUB, Drama Desk Nomination; THE TORCH-BEARERS (Drama Dept). Opera: LA RONDINE (Opera Theater of St. Louis); THE MAGIC FLUTE (Chicago Opera Theater). Upcoming: World Premiere of THE PRINCE OF PLAYERS for Houston Grand Opera and ROOF OF THE WORLD at Kansas City Rep. Irene Sharaff Young Master Award.
Scenic Design- Broadway: NOW. HERE. THIS., [title of show], OLEANNA, SIDEMAN, ‘NIGHT MOTHER, RING OF FIRE and WONDERLAND. Off-Broadway: Second Stage, Manhattan Theater Club, Roundabout Theatre Company, BAM, New York Theater Workshop, Vineyard Theater and Playwrights Horizon, having designed productions of BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK, LIVING OUT, HERE LIES JENNY, DINNER WITH FRIENDS, THE LONG CHRISTMAS RIDE HOME, QUILLS and THE GREY ZONE. Television: HBO’s “In Treatment”. Dance: Shadowland for Pilobolus which is currently on tour in Europe. Awards include the Helen Hayes Award, the 2000 EDDY Award, numerous Drama Desk and Hewes nominations and the 1996 and 2001 Obie Awards for sustained excellence in set design.
Music Coordinator- GHOST, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, PROMISES, PROMISES, BYE BYE BIRDIE, GREASE, THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, VANITIES, ROMANTIC POETRY, ADRIFT IN MACAO, NOW. HERE. THIS. Conductor/Percussionist/Drummer: GHOST, BILLY ELLIOT, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, NEVER GONNA DANCE, FLOWER DRUM SONG, FULL MONTY, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, MISS SAIGON, LES MISERABLES, SINGING IN THE RAIN, THE KING AND I, CLEAVAGE, and THE RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR. Numerous appearances with orchestras in New york and around the United States, as well as recordings for albums, jingles, television, and film. On-camera performances include: Maid in Manhattan and “Guiding Light”. For Robin and Taylor.
Orchestrations-Rob started playing piano at age 5 and hasn’t stopped yet. He is very happy to be with Larry and the NOW. HERE. THIS. gang again. Other current projects include MAMMA MIA and ONCE.
Director/Choreographer-is very proud to return to this collaboration and to the Vineyard with NOW. HERE. THIS., having previously been honored with an OBIE award for his direction of the Vineyard’s production of [title of show] in 2006. Though he made his Broadway directing debut with [title of show] in 2008, Michael has been a Broadway presence as an actor for many years, receiving Tony, Olivier, Outer Critics’ Circle and Astaire Award nominations. Broadway productions include: [title of show], A CHORUS LINE, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, KISS ME, KATE, CHICAGO, DAMN YANKEES, FASCINATING RHYTHM, GUYS & DOLLS, CAROUSEL, FIDDLER ON THE ROOf. Off-Broadway: [title of show], NO, NO, NANETTE, THE COCOANUTS, FOREVER PLAID, A WONDERFUL LIFE. Film: A.I., State of Play, and the forthcoming The Bourne Legacy. TV: “Person of Interest”, “Law and Order”, “Law and Order: SVU”, “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, “Great Performances, Live from Lincoln Center”. As co-author of a development project for ABC, Michael recently joined his 5th union, count ‘em five.
Actor/Music and Lyrics/Vocal Arrangements- Broadway: [title of show] (2009 Best Plays yearbook, Broadway.com Audience Award). Off-Broadway: NOW. HERRE. THIS, [title of show] (Vineyard Theatre, Obie Award, Drama League Nomination), SPARKLEFEST 2000 (Dixon Place). Music & Lyrics: VILLAINS TONIGHT! (Walt Disney Company), 53rd Drama Desk Awards, Actors fund 125, numerous Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS events. TV writing: “Glass Houses” (ABC Studios). Composition recordings: [title of show] (Original Cast), “Wonderland” for Broadway Bares Openings, and “Poppy” for Over the Moon: Broadway Lullaby Project. Internet: the [title of show] show. Member: ASCAP, AEA, WGAE, Dramatist Guild and the National Audubon Society.
Most recently on Broadway, Heidi played Alice Beineke in THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Other Broadway credits include Ursula in THE LITTLE MERMAID, THE FULL MONTY, and her favorite Broadway role, playing herself in [title of show] with her friends and creative collaborators. Some Off-Broadway and regional credits include NOW.HERE.THIS. and [title of show] at The Vineyard Theatre, the solo piece, MOSAIC (Ruth) with Primary Stages, MEET JOHN DOE (Ann Mitchell) at Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C. (Helen Hayes Award), and FIRST YOU DREAM: THE MUSIC Of KANDER AND EBB at The Signature Theatre. I love you, Dad, Mom and Matt.
Actor/Writer- played ‘Susan’ in the Broadway musical [title of show]. She has written and performed original material for many projects, including [title of show], Funny or Die’s Billy on the Street, and Broadway.com’s Side by Side by Susan Blackwell. As an actor, she has also appeared in [title of show] at the Vineyard, NyMf, The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center and Ars Nova, SPEECH AND DEBATE at The Roundabout, THE kID at The New Group, ANON at The Atlantic, and Peter Patrone in THE HEIDI CHRONICLES. TV: “Onion News Network”, “The Good wife”, “The Sopranos”, “Law & Order”. film: Margin Call, P.S.: I Love You, Margot at the Wedding. Susan is a proud MacDowell fellow, and an avid teacher of creative writing,
performance and vampire slaying. www.susanblackwell.com.
Actor/Writer- Earned an OBIE Award, a Drama League nomination, and a Tony nomination for Best Book of a Musical all for the original Broadway musical [title of show]. Other credits include the books for SILENCE! THE MUSICAL, BELLOBRATION! (Ringling Bros. Circus), VILLAINS TONIGHT!(Disney Cruise Lines), NOW. HERE. THIS.(Vineyard Theatre) and the upcoming THE GREAT AMERICAN MOUSICAL (Goodspeed). He is a co-creator of the web series the [title of show] show and recently co-created and co-wrote the pilot “Glass Houses” for ABC Studios/Television and Cherry-wind Productions. Hunter has developed new works at the O’Neill Center, Ars Nova, PS 122, weston Playhouse and the Manhattan Theatre Source. As an actor, he has appeared on and off Broadway and around the country in numerous regional theatres, as well as in the films The Men Who Stare at Goats and Goodbye Baby. He is a distinguished alumnus of webster University, a proud member of WGA, the Dramatists Guild, and a MacDowell fellow.
(Lighting Design) Vineyard: THE LYONS, BEAUTIFUL CHILD, AFTER ASHLEY, THE ARGUMENT, AMERICAN FIESTA. Broadway: MASTER CLASS with Tyne Daly, BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO (Drama Desk Award; Tony and Outer Critics Nominations), 33 VARIATIONS (Tony and Outer Critics noms), I AM MY OWN WIFE (Drama Desk and Outer Critics noms), A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS, DIRTY BLOND, GOLDEN CHILD. Off Broadway: MTC, New Group, NYTW , Playwrights Horizons, Public Theater, Roundabout Theatre, Signature Theatre, among others. Regional: Arena Stage, George Street Playhouse, Huntington Theatre, Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum, St. Louis MUNY, Old Globe, among others. International: London, Dublin, Caracas, Singapore, Tokyo, Sydney, Melbourne, among others. Architectural lighting designs in Copenhagen (Tivoli Gardens), Sea World in San Diego and Orlando. Public Art installations in Houston, Pittsburgh, Providence, Denver and New York City.
(Costume Design) Vineyard Theatre: THE LANDING, THE LYONS, MARY ROSE, BEAUTIFUL CHILD, EIGHT DAYS (BACKWARD), ANTIGONE IN NY, AMERICA DREAMING, HIT THE LIGHTS. Broadway: MACHINAL (Tony nomination); THE LYONS, AFTER MISS JULIE; THE CONSTANT WIFE (Tony nomination); TWELVE ANGRY MEN; YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN; RECKLESS, THE REHEARSAL (Drama Desk nomination), HEDDA GABLER, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE; many more. Off-Broadway: world premieres by Edward Albee, John Guare, Nicky Silver, Kenny Lonergan, David Rabe, Christopher Durang, Alfred Uhry, Theresa Rebeck, Elaine May, Keith Bunin. Downtown NY: built for collapse, THE SERPENT (Daniel Kramer), HADESTOWN (Rachel Chavkin), etc. Dance: BalletTech. Regional: The Guthrie, Arena Stage, The McCarter, Old Globe, La Jolla, ten summers at The Hangar, twelve summers at Williamstown. Film: Campbell Scott’s HAMLET. Opera: PELLEAS AND MELISANDE in St. Petersburg, Russia. Teaching: eighteen years at NYU undergrad, now the grad school at Brown.
(Scenic Design) Broadway: THE LYONS, LYSISTRATA JONES, AFTER MISS JULIE, GREY GARDENS (Tony/Drama Desk nominations, Henry Hewes Award), THURGOOD, THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED, THE CONSTANT WIFE, TWELVE ANGRY MEN, RECKLESS. Recent Off-Broadway: THIS DAY FORWARD and DOT (Vineyard), STEVE and RASHEEDA SPEAKING (New Group), DINNER WITH FRIENDS (Roundabout/Laura Pels), FAR FROM HEAVEN (Playwright’s Horizons), GIANT (The Public), A MINISTER’S WIFE and THE NEW CENTURY (Lincoln Center Theater). Extensive opera credits include ORFEO ED EURIDICE for the Metropolitan Opera. Also, ROMEO AND JULIET; ON MOTIFS OF SHAKESPEARE with the Mark Morris Dance Group and CAROUSEL and SHOW BOAT (Live from Lincoln Center) for the New York Philharmonic, and THE NEW YORKERS and BIG RIVER (City Center Encores!). 2006 OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence.
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(Sound Designer) Vineyard: OUTSIDE PEOPLE, PICKED, MIDDLETOWN, THE FOURTH SISTER, WE LIVE HERE, AMERICAN FIESTA. Broadway: OTHER DESERT CITIES, GOOD PEOPLE, THE CONSTANT WIFE, THE GOOD BODY, BILL MAHER: VICTORY… Off-Broadway includes Atlantic, MTC, MCC, Playwrights Horizons, The Public, Second Stage, NYTW, WP, New Georges, Flea, Cherry Lane, Signature, Clubbed Thumb (Affiliate Artist), The New Group. Regional: Bay Street, La Jolla, Cincinnati Playhouse, Westport Playhouse, Berkeley Rep, Portland Stage, Long Wharf, The Alley, NYS&F, Humana, Williamstown, ATF. Radio: Studio 360. Nominations: Drama Desk, Henry Hewes. Awards; Ruth Morley Design Award, 2011 Obie for Sustained Excellence. Adjunct Professor at Sarah Lawrence College. Love to Adam.
Vineyard Theatre: DOT, OUTSIDE PEOPLE, METAL CHILDREN. Recent Theater Credits: THE LOW ROAD (Public), JUNK (Lincoln Center/Beaumont), SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION (Barrymore Theater, B’way), FULLY COMMITTED (Lyceum Theater, B’way), Deaf West’s SPRING AWAKENING (Tony Award nomination, Atkinson Theater, B’way), FUN HOME (Tony Award nomination, Circle in the Square, B’way). In addition to theater, Ben designs concerts, dance, opera, and installations. In 2015 he received an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Lighting Design.
Jessica Wegener Shay
(Costume Design) New York: All-American (LCT3); Suicide, Inc., The Dream of the Burning Boy (Roundabout Underground); Oliver Parker!, The Gingerbread House (StageFARM); OohRah! (Atlantic); Next Fall, Armed & Naked in America, The Mistakes Madeline Made (Naked Angels); Germ Project (New Georges), H.M.S. Pinafore (Vortex); 7 Seasons as Resident Designer (Vampire Cowboys). Regional: Agnes Under the Big Top, Bad Dates, Shipwrecked!, Underneath the Lintel (Long Wharf); The Last Smoker in America (CATCO); The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Weston Playhouse). NY Innovative Theatre Award for Costume Design.
(Scenic Designing) New York credits include Outside People, Through a Glass Darkly dir. David Leveaux, Adding Machine and Orson’s Shadow dir. David Cromer, Dreams of Flying…, What’s That Smell… dir. Neil Pepe, Horsedreams and B.F.E. dir. Gordon Edelstein, Dusk Rings A Bell dir. Sam Gold, Doris to Darlene dir. Les Waters, Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow dir. Jackson Gay and Port Authority dir. Henry Wishcamper. Regional Credits: Alley, American Players Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center, Ford’s, Geffen, Goodman, Hartford Stage, Kirk Douglas, Long Wharf, Nashville Opera, Old Globe, Skylight Opera, Steppenwolf, Williamstown and Yale Rep. Awards: Obie and Drama Desk nomination.
Evan Cabnet (director) has directed world premieres on- and off-Broadway, regionally and abroad, including Gloria for the Vineyard Theater and at the Goodman Theater (Chicago). He is currently the Artistic Director of LCT3 at Lincoln Center Theater. His first book on directing is being published by Methuen and will be available in 2021.
(Playwright) Plays include OUTSIDE PEOPLE (Vineyard Theatre), WANT (Steppenwolf First Look), SICK (Berkshire Theatre Festival), and REBORNING (The Public/SPF). His work has also been produced and developed at Playwrights Horizons, Theatre for One, South Coast Rep, The Alliance, MTC, MCC, New York Theatre Workshop, Ars Nova, Kitchen Dog, Dallas Theater Center, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, and the Royal Court Theatre of London. He is currently writing screenplays for The American Film Company and Vox3 Films, and developing a drama series at HBO. He earned his MFA from NYU and was a Lila Acheson Wallace Fellow at Juilliard, where he twice received Lincoln Center’s Lecomte du Nouy Prize. He teaches playwriting and screenwriting at Northwestern University.
(Samanya) Regional: OUTSIDE PEOPLE, FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN (McCarter Theater), LOSS OF SHADOWS (Tada! Theater). Film: Toe to Toe (2009 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection and Grand Jury Prize Nominee), Yelling to the Sky, Shockwave Darkside, Rivers Wash Over Me. TV: “The Good Wife”, “The 2-2” (upcoming on CBS), “Army Wives”, “Gossip Girl”, “Law and Order: Criminal Intent”. Trained at the University of Alabama. To Jesus Christ be all the glory, honor, and praise.
Li Jun Li
(Xiao Mei) Broadway: Liat in SOUTH PACIFIC at Lincoln Center Theater (Original Revival Cast). North American Tour: MISS SAIGON. Other New York Credits: THE LYONS, ROMEO AND JULIET. Former dancer of the New York Chinese Culture Centre, performed at The Kennedy Center. Film: Sex and the City: The Movie, Generation Um…, Construction. Television: “Damages,” “Smash,” “How to Make it in America,” “Law and Order: Criminal Intent,” “Blue Bloods,” “One Life to Live,” “Body of Proof.”
(David) New York theater credits include: OUTSIDE PEOPLE, 7 STORIES, HARDLY, ANGELS IN AMERICA, GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, and The CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN. He has worked on various television series including “Virtuality”, “Blade: The Series”, ”Traffic”, “Oz”, “Covert Affairs”, “Hawaii Five-O”, “ Bones”, “The Chicago Code”, and “Law & Order. Nelson has also appeared in films such as HBO’s Strip Search, Vacancy 2, Bold Native, and Cherry. Nelson wants to thank his family, Rocketship and everyone else who didn’t let go. Nelson trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, and lives apologetically in Los Angeles without a dog.
Off-Broadway: THE TUTORS (Second Stage), OUTSIDE PEOPLE (Vineyard Theatre), THE DREAM OF THE BURNING BOY (Roundabout), THE STEADFAST (Slant Theatre Project), UNDERNEATHMYBED (Rattlestick), TELEPHONE (Foundry), ALICEGRACEANON (New Georges), IN THE FOOTPRINT (The Civilians) NO NO NO YES (Ars Nova, The PIT), TENDER (Public, SPF), #9 (Waterwell), and GONE MISSING (Barrow Street). Film/TV: These Hopeless Savages, True Story, The Quitter, Safe, Proud Iza, Casual Encounters, “Person Of Interest”, “Do No Harm”, “Romney Rock”, “CSI:NY”, “Onion SportsDome”, “Law & Order”, “Yoga Partners”. Matt is an Associate Artist of The Civilians and a Co-Artistic Director of Slant Theatre Project. His new feature film, These Hopeless Savages, which he co-wrote and stars in, will be out later this spring through Working Group Pictures.
(Director) New York premieres include works by David Auburn, Lynda Barry (THE GOOD TIMES ARE KILLING ME), Douglas Carter Beane (AS BEES IN HONEY DROWN), Charles Busch, Julia Cho, Lisa Kron (2.5 MINUTE RIDE), Kenneth Lonergan (THIS IS OUR YOUTH, LOBBY HERO), Craig Lucas (THE DYING GAUL), Nicky Silver (THE LYONS, TOO MUCH SUN) and Paula Vogel (HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, THE LONG CHRISTMAS RIDE HOME). Broadway: HEISENBERG, RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA, THE LYONS, AFTER MISS JULIE, THE CONSTANT WIFE, CRY-BABY, RECKLESS. Regional includes Guthrie, Seattle Rep, Center Theatre Group, Yale Rep, La Jolla, Steppenwolf, Berkeley Rep, Sundance Theatre Lab and the O’Neill Theatre Conference. He has directed at London’s Donmar Warehouse and Menier Chocolate Factory, Dublin’s Gate Theatre and the Sydney Opera House. Mark is the artistic director of the Yale Institute for Music Theatre and serves on the Executive Board of SDC. Artistic associate: Roundabout Theatre.
Nicky Silver (Playwright) has been produced extensively in New York City as well as across Europe and as far away as South Korea (where THE LYONS was called HAPPY HAPPY FAMILY). His plays include PTERODACTYLS (Oppenheimer Award, Kesselring Award, Drama Desk nomination, Outer Critic’s Circle nomination), THE EROS TRILOGY, THE FOOD CHAIN (Outer Critic’s Circle nomination), FAT MEN IN SKIRTS, FIT TO BE TIED, THE MAIDEN’S PRAYER, FREE WILL & WANTON LUST (Helen Hayes Award), MY MARRIAGE TO ERNEST BORGNINE, THE ALTRUISTS, RAISED IN CAPTIVITY (Drama Desk nomination, Outer Critics Circle nomination, Drama-Logue Award), TOO MUCH SUN and THE LYONS (Drama Desk nomination).
(Brian) Broadway: THE LYONS, CYMBELINE at Lincoln Center Theatre. Other theatre credits include the world-premiere of Terrence McNally’s SOME MEN at Philadelphia Theatre Center, the American premiere of SCHOOL OF NIGHT at Mark Taper Forum, and the world premiere of MIRACLE AT NAPLES at Huntington Theatre. His film and TV credits include “Exposed,” “30 Rock,” “Hard Ball,” “The Paradise Virus,” and “Third Watch.”
(Nurse) Brenda Pressley’s stage work includes: THE LYONS, DREAMGIRLS (original company), THE AMERICAN PLAY, CATS, THE MOONEY SHAPIRO SONGBOOK, THE FIRST BREEZE OF SUMMER, MOM HOW DID YOU MEET THE BEATLES?, SEVEN GUITARS, FRAN’S BED, GOODWILL, MARVIN’S ROOM, AND THE WORLD GOES ‘ROUND-THE SONGS OF KANDER AND EBB and BLUES IN THE NIGHT. Her TV and film work includes: “Cradle Will Rock,” “Twisted,” “Body of Proof,” and “Brewster Place” (with Oprah Winfrey).
(Ben Lyons) DICK LATESSA won the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his performance in the Tony Award-winning musical HAIRSPRAY. Other Broadway credits: THE LYONS, CABARET, PROPOSALS, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED…, DAMN YANKEES, THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES, RUMORS, BROADWAY BOUND, RAGS, BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, PASSIONE, I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES, CHAPTER TWO, FOLLIES, AWAKE AND SING!, DUBARRY WAS A LADY; LI’L ABNER. Mr. Latessa’s Off-Broadway credits include: CHAUCER IN ROME, OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS, FIT TO BE TIED AND SOPHISTRY. His TV and film work includes: “The Substance of Fire,” “Alfie,” “The Good Wife,” and “Six Degrees.”
Kennedy Center: FOLLIES; LCT: OTHER DESERT CITIES, THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG (Broadway), THE NEW CENTURY (Drama Desk Award; Off-Broadway). Broadway: THE LYONS, COLLECTED STORIES (Tony nomination), HOLLYWOOD ARMS, THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST’S WIFE (Tony nomination), THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK (Tony nom., Drama Desk Award), GYPSY, BROADWAY BOUND (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Helen Hayes awards), THE LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS (Tony nom.), COP OUT, STORY THEATRE, SOMETHING DIFFERENT, IT’S A BIRD…IT’S A PLANE…IT’S SUPERMAN, A FAMILY AFFAIR. Off-Broadway: CAKEWALK; DEATH (The Public); THE MAD SHOW; OH, KAY! (Theatre World Award), LITTLE MURDERS (Outside Critics Circle Award). Regional: FINISHING THE PICTURE, COLLECTED STORIES, DOUBT, RABBIT HOLE, DRIVING MISS DAISY. Film: The Backup Plan, The Muppets Take Manhattan, See You in the Morning, I Want to Go Home. TV: “Alice”, “Barney Miller”, “Room for Two”, “Conrad Bloom”. TV films “The $5.20 an Hour Dream”, “A Matter of Life and Death”, “A Place to Call Home”, “Lena: My 100 Children”, “Best Friends for Life”, “The Ring”, “Collected Stories”. Cabaret: Songs and Confessions of a One-Time Waitress; national appearances include Birdland, The Metropolitan Room, Wilmington Symphony, NY. Upcoming: the film Wanderlust and her first CD, Possibilities!
(Curtis Lyons) Broadway: THE LYONS, AMERICAN IDIOT and A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS. His Off-Broadway credits include THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL’S GUIDE TO CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM WITH A KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES, subUrbia, and THE AGONY AND THE AGONY. His regional credits include ME, MYSELF AND I at McCarter Theatre. His TV and film credits include: “All Good Things,” “Bunker Hill,” A Beautiful Mind, and “Dying is Easy.”
Kate Jennings Grant
(Lisa Lyons) Broadway: THE LYONS, Sarah Brown in GUYS AND DOLLS; PROOF and AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER (both directed by Daniel Sullivan). Off-Broadway: Bette in THE MARRIAGE OF BETTE AND BOO, THE BEARD OF AVON (directed by Doug Hughes), BETWEEN US, RADIANT BABY, SUMMER OF ’42, BLOOMER GIRL. Regional: BLITHE SPIRIT, TALLEY’S FOLLY, THE MISANTHROPE, THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, FINIAN’S RAINBOW, APPLAUSE. TV includes: “Pan Am,” “Body of Proof,” “Parenthood,” “Royal Pains,” “White Collar,” “Rescue Me,” “Damages,” “Commander in Chief,” “Cold Case,” “3LBS.” Film: “Love and Other Drugs,” Diane Sawyer in “Frost/Nixon,” “The Rebound,” “United 93,” “When A Stranger Calls,” “Forgiven,” “Kinsey.” Kate is a graduate of Juilliard and the University of Pennsylvania.