CHRISTOPHER AKERLIND, Lighting Designer
Designed lighting and sometimes scenery for over 600 productions at theater, and opera companies across the country and around the world. Broadway credits include Superior Donuts, Top Girls, 110 in the Shade (Tony nomination), Talk Radio, Awake and Sing (Tony nomination), Well, Rabbit Hole, In My Life, The Light in the Piazza (Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Tony awards), Reckless, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, Seven Guitars (Tony nomination), and The Piano Lesson among others. Opera include productions at the Bordeaux, Boston Lyric, Dallas, Glimmerglass, Hamburg, Houston, Lyric Opera Chicago, Metropolitan, Minnesota, New York City, Nissei, San Francisco, St. Louis, Santa Fe, Washington National, and Wexford Festival Operas. Recipient of an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence, the Michael Merritt Award for Design and Collaboration, and numerous nominations for the Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle Awards, among many others.
PAUL BARNES, Director
Founding/Producing Director of the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona, Minnesota. Regional credits include Alley Theater, Pioneer Theatre Company, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, American Players Theatre, Missouri Repertory Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, the Clarence Brown Theatre, and the Alabama, California, Idaho, Utah, and Oregon Shakespeare Festivals.
DREW BARR, Director
Director for Portland Stage Company, Boise Contemporary Theater, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, PlayMakers Repertory Company, NYU’s Graduate Acting Program, and University of Washington’s School of Drama.
PETER BENNETT, Director
Director for Long Wharf Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Missouri Repertory Theatre, Asolo Theatre, George Street Playhouse, North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, Theatre by the Sea, Playmakers Repertory Company, New Globe Theatre, Carolina Theatre Company, New Jersey Theatre Forum, Barter Theatre, Riverside Theatre, American Stage Festival, Pope Theatre Company, Two River Theatre Company, Florida Studio Theatre, Northern Stage Company, Florida Repertory Company, and Unicorn Theatre. New York City: the original production of Passion of Dracula, which ran for two years, earned a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Direction.
WILLIAM BROWN, Director
Director for American Players' Theatre, Writer's Theatre Chicago, Goodman Theatre, Milwaukee Shakespeare, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, and Montana Shakespeare in the Parks.
ELIZABETH COVEY, Costume Designer
Costume Designer for A.C.T. in San Francisco, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Studio Arena, Hartford Stage Company, McCarter Theatre, Denver Center Theater Company, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Folger Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, Pearl Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Olney Theatre Center, and the Opera Theatre of St. Louis.
CHARLES CONWELL, Fight Choreographer
Member of the Society of American Fight Directors and a Professor of Theater at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Directed fights for the Metropolitan Opera, the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Opera Delaware, the Walnut Street Theater, the Philadelphia Company, Hartford Stage, the McCarter Theater and the Pennsylvania Ballet.
LAURA CROW, Costume Designer
Internationally known designer whose costumes have been seen in over 300 productions as far away as Japan and Yugoslavia as well as in England, Continental Europe and the United States. Her work is best known through her poetic realism designs for Lanford Wilson’s productions on Broadway and as the resident designer for Circle Rep for 13 years. Her many awards include the Drama Desk, Obie, Villager, Maharam and American Theatre Wing Awards (New York Broadway and off-Broadway), the Drama-Logue and BackStage West Garland Awards (Los Angeles), Joseph Jefferson Awards (Chicago), the Bay Area Critics Award (San Francisco) and The Berkshire Eagle Award (New England). She has been selected five times to be among those representing American Theatre Design at the Prague Quadrennial and is Chair of The Costume Working Group for The International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (OISTAT).
WALTER DALLAS, Director
Producing Artistic Director of Philadelphia’s New Freedom Theatre. Director for Yale Repertory, McCarter, Long Wharf, Westport Country Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum, Center Stage, Goodman Theatre (world premiere of August Wilson’s Seven Guitars, named one of the Top Ten Best Theatre Events of the year by Time Magazine.)
MATTHEW EARNEST, Director
Associate Director at Germany’s English Theater Berlin since 1999. Founding Artistic Director of deep ellum ensemble (1995-2007). Translator of Büchner and Brecht. Received Best Theatrical Innovator citation from The Cleveland Scene
, a 2010 NEA Access to Artistic Excellence grant, The Cleveland Scene
Best Director Award, Top Ten citations from the Raleigh News & Observer, Cleveland Plain Dealer
, and Dallas Morning News
, a Dallas Theater Critics’ Forum Award, a Dallas Observer
Best of Dallas Award, and a BIFF Award (NY International Fringe Festival). http://www.matthewearnest.com
NICK EMBREE, Scenic Designer
Head of the Design and Technology BFA Program at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Designed for Lantern Theater, Freedom Theatre, Interact Theatre, and the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival.
LEE ERNST, Actor
Leading actor with the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre
REBECCA G. FREDERICK, Lighting Designer
Delaware Theatre Company, Act II Playhouse, Interact Theatre Company, and Brandywine Baroque.
BARRY G. FUNDERBURG, Sound Designer
Sound Designer/Composer for Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Kansas City Rep: Arizona Theatre Company, City Theatre Company (Pittsburgh), Center Stage, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, American Players Theatre, L.A. Theatre Works, and Indiana Rep, Steppenwolf Theatre, Next Theatre, Oak Park Festival Theatre, and Lookingglass. Received three Chicago Equity Jefferson Award nominations and the 1996 Jefferson Award for Sound Design.
JOHN GOING, Director
Director for Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Regional theatres including Actors Theatre of Louisville, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse, Indiana Repertory, Hartford Stage, Pioneer Theater Company, Asolo Theatre, Barter Theatre, Alley Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Philadelphia Drama Guild, Cleveland Playhouse, Wilma Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Olney Theatre Center. During the inaugural season of the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, he served as assistant to the late Sir Tyrone Guthrie. Currently, he is the Associate Artistic Director of Maryland’s Olney Theatre Center.
ADRIAN HALL, Playwright and Director
Founder and former Artistic Director, Trinity Repertory Company. Artistic Director, Dallas Theatre Center.
MARTHA HALLY, Costume Designer
NEW YORK: Three Men On A Horse, The Late Christopher Bean, Bedroom Farce
(TACT); Wife To James Whelan, Is Life Worth Living?, The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd
(Mint Theater); Secret Order (59E59); Banished Children of Eve, Gaslight, The Field
(Irish Repertory Theatre). REGIONAL: Milwaukee Repertory Theater, CenterStage, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Repertory Theater of St Louis, Alley, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Dallas Theater Center, Portland Stage. OPERA: Chicago Opera Theater, Virginia Opera, Little Orchestra Society of Lincoln Center, Center For Contemporary Opera (NYC) www.marthahally.com
JOSEPH HANREDDY, Director
Fprmer Artistic Director of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Previously held similar positions at the Madison Repertory Theater and the Ensemble Theater Project in Santa Barbara, California.
THOMAS C. HASE, Lighting Designer
Selected work in the United States includes: Los Angeles Opera; New York City Opera; BAM, Seattle Opera; The Minnesota Opera; Dallas Opera, Florida Grand Opera, The Goodspeed Opera, The Portland Opera, New Orleans Opera, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; Center Stage Theatre, Alliance Theatre, The Dallas Theater Center, The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Maine State Music Theater, Syracuse Stage and the Geva Theatre. Recent design highlights include Company
on Broadway & DVD Release; Rufus Wainwright’s Prima Donna
at Sadler’s Wells in London; The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
at Los Angeles Opera & DVD Release; Riverdance’s Magik Macabre
in Dublin and the European revival of The Wiz
for Stage Holdings in Holland. Concurrent with his many freelance projects, Mr. Hase is the resident lighting designer & director for the Cincinnati Opera. http://www.Haseltd.com
HELEN Q. HUANG, Costume Designer
Costume Designer for theatres including Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Guthrie Theater, The Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Disney Creative Entertainment, Arizona Theatre Company, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Boston Lyric Opera, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theatre, Olney Theatre Center, the Kennedy Center, and the Theatre of First Amendment. Ms. Huang won the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Costume Design and the 2005 Ivey Award. Huang’s designs have also awarded with inclusion in the United States National Exhibit to the Prague Quadrennial 2007. Ms. Huang is a professor at the Department of Theatre, University of Maryland at College Park.
LINDSAY JONES, Composer/Sound Designer
Off-Broadway: Union Square Theatre, Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, NYTW, Actors Studio, Primary Stages, Mint, Cherry Lane and many others. Regional: McCarter, Arena Stage, Goodman, Old Globe, Steppenwolf, Hartford Stage, Guthrie, Chicago Shakespeare, Steppenwolf, South Coast Repertory, Centerstage, ACT, Seattle Repertory, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Northlight, Milwaukee Repertory, Geva and many others. International: productions in Austria, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Canada, Scotland and with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England. Awards: five Joseph Jefferson Awards & 15 nominations, two Ovation Awards and three nominations, LA and SD Drama Critics Circle Awards, award nominations for Drama Desk, Henry Hewes Design, AUDELCO, Barrymore, LA Weekly, Connecticut Critics Circle, Austin Critics Table and Garland Awards. TV/Film scoring work: “Mama, I Want To Sing” for 20th Century Fox, “Family Practice” for Sony Pictures/Lifetime Television, and “A Note of Triumph” (2006 Academy Award winner, Best Documentary, Short Subject) for HBO Films. http://lindsayjones.com
TAKESHI KATA, Set Designer
OFF-BROADWAY: 2 Unrelated Plays by David Mamet, Port Authority, Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow (Atlantic Theatre Co.), Adding Machine (Minetta Lane), Doris to Darlene (Playwrights Horizons), Orson’s Shadow, Gone Missing (Barrow St. Theatre). REGIONAL: Grey Gardens (Theatre Creation, Tokyo), Alley, American Players Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center, Ford’s Theatre, Geffen Playhouse, Goodman, Hartford Stage, Kirk Douglas, Long Wharf, Nashville Opera, The Old Globe, Skylight Opera, Steppenwolf, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Yale Rep. AWARDS: Obie, Drama Desk Nomination. Adjunct faculty member at University of Southern California, School of Theatre. http://web.mac.com/tak.kata/iWeb/TAKESHI%20KATA/HOME.html
FRANCES KENNY, Costume Designer
Broadway and regional theatre designer for, among others, The Intiman Theater, Mark Taper Forum, Kennedy Center, Seattle Repertory Theater, The Geffen Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Rep, San Jose Rep, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Denver Center Theater Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arizona Theatre Company, Honolulu Theatre for Youth, and The Long Wharf.
CHRIS KEY, Instructor
Dr. Key practices Structural Integration (Rolfing) and works primarily with actors, athletes, and dancers focusing on the body in performance through the expressive articulation of structure and function.
MARK LAMOS, Director
Artistic Director of Westport County Playhouse. Former Artistic Director of Hartford Stage . Directed on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regional theatres including Lincoln Center Theater, Roundabout, Playwrights Horizons, Signature Theater, Primary Stages, Public Theater, Guthrie Theater, Canada's Stratford Festival, Moscow's Pushkin Theater, CenterStage, McCarter, Old Globe, The Shakespeare Theater, California Shakespearean Festival, San Francisco's A.C.T, Metropolitan Opera, NYC Opera, San Francisco Opera, Chicago Lyric, Santa Fe, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Gothenburg, Sweden's Stora Teatern, Munich's Biennale, and Toronto's Canadian Opera.
JOHN LANGS, Director
Playwrights Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, the Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago, Circle X in Los Angeles, Ensemble Studio Theater in New York, The New Century Theatre Company, Washington Ensemble Theater of Seattle, and The Seattle Shakespeare Company where he is an Associate Artist (Seattle Footlight Award for Best Production of the Year), (Los Angeles Drama Critic Circle Award for Best Original Musical, Backstage Garland Award for Best Direction, seven LADCC Awards including Best Production of the year and Best Direction.
JUNGHYN GEORGIA LEE, Costume and Set Design
Opera/Musical: Ariadne auf Naxos, Fiddler on the Roof (Seoul, Korea). American Players Theater: The Winter’s Tale, The Belle’s Stratagem, The Merchant of Venice, Julius Caesar, Candida. Off Broadway: Max and Ruby (Lucille Lortel), The Water’s Edge (Second Stage), Omnium Gatherum (Robert Cole Production). NY/Regional: All My Sons, Pride and Prejudice (Playmakers Rep), The Misanthrope (Dallas Theater Center), Radio Golf, Trouble in Mind, Gem of the Ocean (Milwaukee Rep), The Play Co., Portland Center Stage, Humana Festival, Williamstown Theater Festival, Berkshire Theater Festival, Center Stage, The Juilliard School, Cedar Lake, Cleveland Public Theater, Yale Repertory Theater. MFA, Yale School of Drama.
TED LEFEVRE, Scenic Designer
Designer and Associate/Assistant Designer for Broadway (Grease, Coram Boy, Sweeney Todd, Hairspray tour, Lincoln Center Theatre’s The Invention of Love, Aida, Wedding Singer, All Shook Up, Wicked, Beauty and the Beast), Surflight Theatre, Williamstown, the Santa Fe and Glimmerglass Operas.
PAT MCCORKLE, Instructor
McCorkle Casting, New York, New York.
ETHAN MCSWEENY, Director
Director for Broadway, Off-Broadway, Alley, Berkeley Rep, the Folger, the George Street Playhouse, the Guthrie, Old Globe, the Pittsburgh Public, Primary Stages, the Prince, the Shakespeare Theater, Stratford Canada, South Coast Rep, Westport Playhouse, and the Wilma Theatre.
CHARLES MOREY, Director
Artistic Director of the Pioneer Theatre Company since 1984. Directed for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Asolo Theatre Company, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, the Meadow Brook Theatre, the American Stage Festival, PCPA Theatrefest and the Utah Shakespearean Festival. His adaptations and original plays have gone on from their PTC premieres to successful productions at professional theatres across the country including the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, the Asolo Theatre Company, the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Meadow Brook Theatre, the PCPA Theaterfest, the Peterborough Players, and the Connecticut Repertory Theatre.
ALEX NEUMANN, Music and Sound Designer
On Broadway, assisted on Driving Miss Daisy, Next Fall, and A Behanding in Spokane. Regionally, designs for Huntington Theatre Company. Williamstown Theatre, The Santa Fe Opera, Tanglewood, and Barrington Stage.
FITZ PATTON, Composer/Sound Designer
Composer/Sound Designer for Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Regional theaters including Second Stage, Primary Stages, Playwrights Horizons, ACT (San Francisco), Dallas Theater Center; The Acting Company, American Players Theater, and Philadelphia Theater Company.
ROY HART THEATRE, Instructors
Obie award-winning theatre ensemble known for their innovative methods of vocal production.
C. DAVID RUSSELL, Scenic and Costume Designer
Design work includes costumes for Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Enchantment Theatre Company, Theater Works, Barrington Stage Company, and Williamstown Theater Festival. Mr. Russell is a Props Craftsperson at The Santa Fe Opera, where he has been a staff member since 1992. He has also worked as a craftsperson for Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey and Arena Stage in Washington D.C. Head of the Costume Crafts Technology Program and an instructor of costume design at Ohio University.
LEE SAVAGE, Scenic Designer
Scenic Designer for Alliance Theatre; Asolo Repertory Theatre; Signature; Baltimore’s CENTERSTAGE; Berkshire Theatre Festival; Old Globe Theatre; Chautauqua Theater Company; Dallas Theater Center; Long Wharf Theatre; Shakespeare Theatre, Trinity Rep; Two River Theater; Yale Repertory Theatre. Connecticut Critics Circle Award; and Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland, Fringe First Award winner. New York City designs include LABrynth, Roundabout Underground, Atlantic Theater, EST, La Mama, and Urban Stages. http://www.wingspace.com/collaborator.php?memberId=6
WARNER SHOOK, Director
Broadway: The Kentucky Cycle (winner Pulitzer Prize, Tony Nomination); This is On Me (a benefit evening of the works of Dorothy Parker) starring Angela Lansbury. Regionally: Seven years as artistic director of Seattle’s Intiman Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Long Wharf, South Coast Repertory, The Old Globe, Hartford Stage, Seattle Repertory, Berkshire Theatre Festival, American Conservatory Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Repertory, and ACT Theatre in Seattle.
JEFF STEITZER, Director
Has directed over 160 professional productions at theatres across the country,
including the Goodman Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival,
Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Seattle Repertory Theatre,
Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, and
ED STERN, Director
Producing Artistic director for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Director for The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, The Cleveland Play House, Missouri Repertory Theatre and San Jose Repertory Theatre. Co-founded the Indiana Repertory Theatre and served there as Artistic Director for eight years. Mr. Stern was on the directing faculty at Rutgers University, as well as the acting faculty for the William Esper Acting Studio in New York.
J.R. SULLIVAN, Director
Artistic Director of New York City’s Pearl Theatre. Director for Off-Broadway and regional theaters including Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Pearl Theatre Company, American Players Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre.
TADASHI SUZUKI, Director
Creator of the Suzuki Method of Acting. Chairman of the Japan Performing Arts Center, which sanctions the Toga International Arts Festival, and the Toga Actor’s Training Program. Founder and Artistic Director of the internationally acclaimed SPAC (Shizuoka Performing Arts Company). Director for Arena Stage, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and Milwaukee Repertory Theater.
ANDREW WADE Voice and Text Teacher and Production Coach
Former Head of Voice and Text for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
JEWEL WALKER, Director, Acting and Movement Teacher
Founding faculty member of PTTP, Head of Stage Movement at Carnegie-Mellon University. Has directed, taught, and performed with many leading professional theatres and training institutions, including American Conservatory Theatre, H.B. Studio, Cincinnati Playhouse, American Players Theatre, and Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. Trained with Etienne Decroux and has performed extensively as a mime. Recipient of the American Theatre Association’s Outstanding Teacher in Higher Education Award and the Association of Theater Movement Educator’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
ANTHONY ZERBE, Acting Teacher
Actor on Broadway, Regional theatre, film, and television (Emmy award). Broadway appearances include The Little Foxes, Terra Nova, Solomon’s Child, and Moon Besieged. At the Old Globe Theatre his roles included Coriolanus, Mercutio, Iago, Richard III, and Macbeth. At the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, Anthony played Iago in Othello opposite James Earl Jones. Residencies include two years with the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., a season at the Stratford Festival in Canada, the Theatre for the Living Arts in Philadelphia, and the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. At the Long Wharf Theatre and the Huntington Theatre he played the title role in Cyrano de Bergerac. Major films include Cool Hand Luke, Will Penny, The Molly McGuires, They Call Me Mister Tibbs, The Omega Man, The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, Papillon, The Parallax View, Rooster Cogburn, Farewell My Lovely, The Turning Point, Who’ll Stop The Rain, The Dead Zone, Star Trek IX: Insurrection, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. He has been a guest star in countless TV series from vintage classics such as Gunsmoke, Mission: Impossible, Bonanza, Columbo, and Murder She Wrote to Frazier, Tales from the Crypt, and Judging Amy as well as playing Teaspoon on the ABC series, The Young Riders.