PAST PRODUCTIONS

 
March 13-29, 2016 @ Apollo Theater Studio

March 13-29, 2016 @ Apollo Theater Studio

The cast and creative team of MARY-KATE OLSEN IS IN LOVE.

MARY-KATE OLSEN IS IN LOVE by Mallery Avidon

Grace is twenty-seven-going-on-dead and she’s done everything a self-actualizing woman is supposed to do. All the same, her marriage to her high-school sweetheart is a lonely existence, lodged inside a maze of empty pizza boxes, TV commercials and the incessant blips of Call of Duty. That is, until Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen arrive on the scene and transform everything. A funny play about sad people. Chicago premiere.

CAST:
Grace - Carolyn Sinon
Tyler - David Coupe
Mary-Kate Olsen - Angela Horn
Ashley Olsen - Cydney Moody
Soldier - Mike Newquist
Amazing Girl - Naomi Lindh
Amazing Girl - Taylor Wisham
Amazing Girl - Laura Jewell
Amazing Girl - Jenna Liddle

CREATIVE TEAM:
Director - Derek Bertelsen
Stage Manager - Megan Chaney
Movement Director - Alison Plott
Set/Lighting Designer - G Max Maxin IV
Sound Designer - Kallie Noelle Rolison
Costume Designer - Uriel Gomez
Assistant Director - Katie Olsen
Photographer - Cody Jolly
Fight Choreographer - Robert Tobin

 

October 7-30, 2016 @ Heartland Studio Theater

October 7-30, 2016 @ Heartland Studio Theater

The cast and creative team of DYING CITY

DYING CITY by Christopher Shinn

One year after his suspicious death, a young soldier’s wife and twin brother meet for the first time since the funeral. A psychological showdown erupts as the two fight to reconcile their memories with the ugly truth. DYING CITY had its world premiere in 2006 at London's Royal Court Theatre and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2008. 

CAST:
Kelly – Laura Matthews
Peter/Craig – Mickey O’Sullivan

CREATIVE TEAM:
Director – Elizabeth Lovelady
Assistant Director – Kate Leslie
Stage Manager – Nate Dion
Set Designer – Elyse Balogh
Costume Designer – Asha McAllister
Lighting Designer – Emma Deane
Sound Designer – Patrick O’Brien
Technical Director – Becca Venable
Male Understudy – Gary Henderson

 

January 12-February 4, 2017 @ Greenhouse Theater

January 12-February 4, 2017 @ Greenhouse Theater

The cast and creative team of PRELUDE TO A KISS

 
January 20, 2017 @ Greenhouse Theater

January 20, 2017 @ Greenhouse Theater

The cast and director of THE TAMING

PRELUDE TO A KISS by Craig Lucas

In this modern day fairy tale, an uninvited guest turns a perfect wedding into a white-knuckled rollercoaster ride of doubt and regret. When an elderly “wedding crasher” kisses the bride, their souls exchange, leaving the brave but bewildered groom to reverse the curse armed only with the power of love. When it first premiered, Prelude To A Kiss received a Tony Award nomination for Best Play and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1991.

CAST:
Peter – David Coupe
Rita – Bethany Hart
Old Man – Ed McGuire
Mrs. Boyle – Carol Ludwick
Dr. Boyle – James Spangler
Taylor – Mike Newquist
Uncle Fred – Tom Lally
Aunt Dorothy – Anne Wrider
Ensemble – Alex Nolen
Ensemble – Jazzma Pryor
Leah/Ensemble – Cydney Moody
Tom/Ensemble – Raymond Jacquet

CREATIVE TEAM:
Director – Derek Bertelsen
Stage Manager – Melanie Kulas
Assistant Director – David Lew Cooper
Set Designer – Michael Lewis
Costume Designer – Uriel Gomez
Hair/Make-Up Designer – Asha McAllister
Sound Designer – Becca Venable
Lighting Designer – Nicholas Coso
Technical Director – Michael J. Sanow

 

THE TAMING by Lauren Gunderson (staged reading)

Inspired by William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, Lauren Gunderson's THE TAMING is a hilarious, raucous, all-female "power-play" in which contestant Katherine has political aspirations to match her beauty pageant ambitions. All she needs to revolutionize the American government is the help of one ultra-conservative senator's aide on the cusp of a career breakthrough, and one bleeding-heart liberal blogger who will do anything for her cause.

Over 40 theaters across the country took part in this special Inauguration Day event.

DIRECTOR & CAST:
Director - Kate Leslie
Patricia - Alison Plott
Bianca - Angela Horn
Katherine - Courtney Dane Mize