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March 23 - April 14, 2013 , Allen Theatre

Good People

written by David Lindsay-Abaire
directed by Laura Kepley
co-produced with Syracuse Stage

Advisory: Recommended for ages 12 and up. Contains strong language.

Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a "night on the town" means a few rounds of bingo... and a few rounds of beer. Where this month's paycheck covers last month's bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from her dollar store job. Scrambling to make ends meet, Margie looks up an old flame who's made it out of Southie and might just be the break she's been looking for. This fierce and funny new play was nominated for a 2011 Tony® Award for Best Play.

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Elizabeth Rich as Jean in the Cleveland Play House production of "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Laura Kepley, on stage in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square, March 22 - April 14, 2013. Also pictured from left: Kate Hodge, Denny Dillon. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left: Zoey Martinson, David Andrew Macdonald and Kate Hodge in the Cleveland Play House production of "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Laura Kepley, on stage in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square, March 22 - April 14, 2013. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left: Zoey Martinson and David Andrew Macdonald in the Cleveland Play House production of "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Laura Kepley, on stage in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square, March 22 - April 14, 2013. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left: David Andrew Macdonald and Kate Hodge in the Cleveland Play House production of "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Laura Kepley, on stage in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square, March 22 - April 14, 2013. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

Kate Hodge as Margie in the Cleveland Play House production of "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Laura Kepley, on stage in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square, March 22 - April 14, 2013. Also pictured: Zoey Martinson. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

From top: Zoey Martinson and David Andrew Macdonald in the Cleveland Play House production of "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Laura Kepley, on stage in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square, March 22 - April 14, 2013. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

Kate Hodge as Margie in the Cleveland Play House production of "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Laura Kepley, on stage in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square, March 22 - April 14, 2013. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left: Kate Hodge and David Andrew Macdonald in the Cleveland Play House production of "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Laura Kepley, on stage in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square, March 22 - April 14, 2013. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left: Kate Hodge and David Andrew Macdonald in the Cleveland Play House production of "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Laura Kepley, on stage in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square, March 22 - April 14, 2013. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left: Zoey Martinson, David Andrew Macdonald and Kate Hodge in the Cleveland Play House production of "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Laura Kepley, on stage in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square, March 22 - April 14, 2013. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left: David Andrew Macdonald, Kate Hodge and Zoey Martinson in the Cleveland Play House production of "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Laura Kepley, on stage in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square, March 22 - April 14, 2013. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

David Andrew Macdonald as Mike in the Cleveland Play House production of "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Laura Kepley, on stage in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square, March 22 - April 14, 2013. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

Zoey Martinson as Kate in the Cleveland Play House production of "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Laura Kepley, on stage in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square, March 22 - April 14, 2013. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left: Patrick Halley, Kate Hodge, Elizabeth Rich and Denny Dillon in the Cleveland Play House production of "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Laura Kepley, on stage in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square, March 22 - April 14, 2013. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

Patrick Halley as Stevie in the Cleveland Play House production of "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Laura Kepley, on stage in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square, March 22 - April 14, 2013. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

Dottie's rabbits for sale in the Cleveland Play House production of "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Laura Kepley, on stage in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square, March 22 - April 14, 2013. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left: Kate Hodge, Elizabeth Rich and Denny Dillon in the Cleveland Play House production of "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Laura Kepley, on stage in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square, March 22 - April 14, 2013. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left: Kate Hodge and David Andrew Macdonald in the Cleveland Play House production of "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Laura Kepley, on stage in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square, March 22 - April 14, 2013. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

Kate Hodge as Margie in the Cleveland Play House production of "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Laura Kepley, on stage in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square, March 22 - April 14, 2013. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left: David Andrew Macdonald and Kate Hodge in the Cleveland Play House production of "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Laura Kepley, on stage in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square, March 22 - April 14, 2013. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left: Elizabeth Rich and Kate Hodge in the Cleveland Play House production of "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Laura Kepley, on stage in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square, March 22 - April 14, 2013. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left: Denny Dillon and Kate Hodge in the Cleveland Play House production of "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Laura Kepley, on stage in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square, March 22 - April 14, 2013. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

Denny Dillon as Dottie in the Cleveland Play House production of "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Laura Kepley, on stage in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square, March 22 - April 14, 2013. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left: Denny Dillon, Kate Hodge and Elizabeth Rich in the Cleveland Play House production of "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Laura Kepley, on stage in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square, March 22 - April 14, 2013. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left: Kate Hodge and Patrick Halley in the Cleveland Play House production of "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Laura Kepley, on stage in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square, March 22 - April 14, 2013. Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

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Denny Dillon

Denny Dillon

(Dottie) a Cleveland native and former Curtain Puller, returns to CPH after appearing in Well. Broadway: Gypsystarring Angela Lansbury, Enchanted April, Harold & Maude,The Skin of Our Teeth (with Elizabeth Ashley), and My One & Only opposite Tommy Tune and Twiggy for which Dillon received a Tony nomination. Regional theatre: more(Dottie) a Cleveland native and former Curtain Puller, returns to CPH after appearing in Well. Broadway: Gypsystarring Angela Lansbury, Enchanted April, Harold & Maude,The Skin of Our Teeth (with Elizabeth Ashley), and My One & Only opposite Tommy Tune and Twiggy for which Dillon received a Tony nomination. Regional theatre: Hartford Stage, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Westport Country Playhouse, and Henry IV Part I at The Kennedy Center. An alumna ofSaturday Night Live (’80 – ’81 season), Dillon won a CableACE award Best Actress in a Comedy Series on HBO’s hit Dream On. Television credits include Designing Women, Night Court,Nash Bridges, and the title role in the FOX movie Roseanne: Portrait of a Domestic Goddess. Film work includes Saturday Night Fever, Ice-Age (voice), and United 93 which won the Boston Critics’ Best Ensemble Cast award. A professional improviser, Dillon was trained by Viola Spolin, has her own company Improv Nation, and teaches this art form at Tom Todoroff Acting Conservatory in Manhattan. Her acclaimed visual art can be viewed at www.thedrawingroomonline.com.

Patrick Halley

Patrick Halley

(Stevie) recently appeared at Pioneer Theatre Company in Salt Lake City as Curley in Of Mice and Men, and with The Denver Center Theatre Company in The Taming of the Shrew. Off-Broadway, he played Clitandre and understudied the title role in The Misanthrope with The Pearl Theatre Company at New more(Stevie) recently appeared at Pioneer Theatre Company in Salt Lake City as Curley in Of Mice and Men, and with The Denver Center Theatre Company in The Taming of the Shrew. Off-Broadway, he played Clitandre and understudied the title role in The Misanthrope with The Pearl Theatre Company at New York City Center (Lucille Lortel Nomination, Best Revival). Halley has worked extensively with the critically acclaimed Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, where he is also a resident teaching artist. In four seasons there, favorite productions include The Bomb-Itty of Errors, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Romeo and Juliet, Troilus and Cressida, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He has co-written and performed student workshops for Lincoln Center’s Meet the Artists series, Point of Entry Theater, and Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, among others. Halley is a Poughkeepsie, New York native and graduate of Bucknell University.

Kate Hodge

Kate Hodge

(Margie) previously appeared at Cleveland Play House in Dinner with Friends and Bright Ideas. Regional theatre includes The Accomplice at Two River Theater Company andAny Wednesday at Deertrees Theatre. She danced at The San Francisco Ballet School, studied theatre at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and trained in the more(Margie) previously appeared at Cleveland Play House in Dinner with Friends and Bright Ideas. Regional theatre includes The Accomplice at Two River Theater Company andAny Wednesday at Deertrees Theatre. She danced at The San Francisco Ballet School, studied theatre at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and trained in the art of mime with Marcel Marceau in Paris. Hodge also attended the master classes of Milton Katselas, George Dicenzo and Jennifer Gelfer. She has worked extensively in film and television. Selected credits include The Following, Person of Interest, Blue Bloods, Law & Order (all three), Boston Legal, Ellen, The George Wendt Show, Rapid Fire and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III. She has also worked in commercials, most notably Citracal for strong bones.

David Andrew Macdonald

David Andrew Macdonald

(Mike) appeared on Broadway inMamma Mia!, Coram Boy, and Two Shakespearean Actors, and in the national tour of Stephen Daldry’s An Inspector Calls (Jeff Award nomination/Chicago). Off-Broadway for Manhattan Theatre Club, he originated roles in The Green Heart and A Night and Her Stars. Regional theatre includes What We’re Up more(Mike) appeared on Broadway inMamma Mia!, Coram Boy, and Two Shakespearean Actors, and in the national tour of Stephen Daldry’s An Inspector Calls (Jeff Award nomination/Chicago). Off-Broadway for Manhattan Theatre Club, he originated roles in The Green Heart and A Night and Her Stars. Regional theatre includes What We’re Up Against by Theresa Rebeck (world premiere), Alley Theatre; Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby, Arizona Theatre Company; The Rocky Horror Show, The Old Globe; My Wonderful Day, Wilma Theater; Happy Now? (American premiere), Yale Repertory Theatre; Noises Off and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hartford Stage; A Seagull in the Hamptons (world premiere), McCarter Theatre Center; Actors Theatre of Louisville; Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; Shakespeare Festival St. Louis; Intiman Theatre; and Manitoba Theatre Centre. Television includes Sex and the City, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Another World,One Life to Live, and ten years as Guiding Light’s Edmund Winslow. Graduate of The Juilliard School.

Elizabeth Rich

Elizabeth Rich

(Jean) most recently appeared off-Broadway in the world premiere of Rx by Kate Fodor, and in Animals out of Paper at Chester Theatre Company in the Berkshires. Other New York credits include Civilization: All You Can Eat at Clubbed Thumb, Couldn’t Say as part of Midtown International Theatre Festival, and more(Jean) most recently appeared off-Broadway in the world premiere of Rx by Kate Fodor, and in Animals out of Paper at Chester Theatre Company in the Berkshires. Other New York credits include Civilization: All You Can Eat at Clubbed Thumb, Couldn’t Say as part of Midtown International Theatre Festival, and A Common Swallow at Bleeker Street Theatre. She has worked regionally at Steppenwolf, Goodman Theatre, Alley Theatre, The Wilma, Florida Stage and Theater J to name a few. She received a Jeff Award, an After Dark Award and a Helen Hayes Nomination for her portrayal of Hannah Arendt in Kate Fodor’s Hannah and Martin and an MITF Nomination and Talkin’ Broadway Citation for Couldn’t Say. Film credits include the upcoming Side Effects, Knee High, Wings & Beer, The Couch, Watch, and The Transfiguration of Harold Maines. Television includes House of Cards, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, and Missing/Reward.

Jamie R. Benetto

(Assistant Stage Manager) having just served as assistant stage manager for Cleveland Play House’s production of Bell, Book and Candle, has been a production assistant, stage coordinator, crew member, and/or child supervisor for CPH off and on since 2002. She has worked on several CPH readings and over 30 more(Assistant Stage Manager) having just served as assistant stage manager for Cleveland Play House’s production of Bell, Book and Candle, has been a production assistant, stage coordinator, crew member, and/or child supervisor for CPH off and on since 2002. She has worked on several CPH readings and over 30 CPH mainstage productions, including Lost Highway,Rabbit Hole, Vincent in Brixton, Pride and Prejudice, A Christmas Story, Dream a Little Dream, Crowns, Emma and, most recently, A Carol for Cleveland andThe Life of Galileo. Other area credits include Ntozake Shange’s Why I had to Dance at Oberlin College and Idea Center, The Sound of Music and Annie at Carousel Dinner Theatre, The Secret Garden at Cain Park, and Into the Woodsand The Seagull at Great Lakes Theater. Benetto is a graduate of Kent State University.

John Godbout

(Stage Manager) was Cleveland Play House's resident stage manager from 2001 to 2008 and returned to CPH in the fall of 2011. This past summer, he returned for season 2 of Tantrum Theater in Dublin, Ohio to stage manage Caroline, or Change. John has also stage managed at North more(Stage Manager) was Cleveland Play House's resident stage manager from 2001 to 2008 and returned to CPH in the fall of 2011. This past summer, he returned for season 2 of Tantrum Theater in Dublin, Ohio to stage manage Caroline, or Change. John has also stage managed at North Shore Music Theatre, Capital Repertory Theatre, The Weston Playhouse, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Northern Stage, and Seaside Music Theatre.

Thom Jones

(Voice and Speech Director) Head of Voice for Brown University/Trinity Repertory M.F.A. Program. Theatre: The Public Theater, Trinity Repertory Company (15 seasons), Yale Repertory Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company, Huntington Theatre, Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, Cleveland Play House, Syracuse Stage, McCarter Theatre Center, Long Wharf Theatre, and Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Film/TV: more(Voice and Speech Director) Head of Voice for Brown University/Trinity Repertory M.F.A. Program. Theatre: The Public Theater, Trinity Repertory Company (15 seasons), Yale Repertory Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company, Huntington Theatre, Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, Cleveland Play House, Syracuse Stage, McCarter Theatre Center, Long Wharf Theatre, and Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Film/TV: various productions with Nicole Kidman (Academy Award/Golden Globe nomination), Steven Spielberg, Alan Rickman, Vanessa Redgrave, Robin Williams, Sandra Bullock, Emma Watson, Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Katey Segal, Ciaran Hinds, Sienna Miller, Ben Mendelsohn, Brendan Gleeson, Melissa Leo, among others.

Laura Kepley

Laura Kepley

(Director) became Artistic Director of Cleveland Play House in 2013 and has directed numerous CPH mainstage productions including The Diary of Anne Frank, Shakespeare in Love; The Crucible; Steel Magnolias; The Good Peaches (world premiere); Fairfield (world premiere); How I Learned to Drive (also at Syracuse Stage); The Little Foxes; more(Director) became Artistic Director of Cleveland Play House in 2013 and has directed numerous CPH mainstage productions including The Diary of Anne Frank, Shakespeare in Love; The Crucible; Steel Magnolias; The Good Peaches (world premiere); Fairfield (world premiere); How I Learned to Drive (also at Syracuse Stage); The Little Foxes; Venus in Fur; Good People (also at Syracuse Stage); A Carol for Cleveland (world premiere); In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; My Name is Asher Lev and CPH readings of Roe Green Award-winning plays Soups, Stews and Casseroles: 1976; Marjorie Prime and Daphne’s Dive. She joined CPH in 2010, having arrived from Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, Rhode Island where she was Resident Director and Artistic Associate for four seasons and Interim Director of the Brown/Trinity Rep M.F.A. in Directing Program for one. She has also directed for The Alliance Theatre, Asolo Repertory Theatre, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Contemporary American Theatre Festival, among others. A native Ohioan, Laura received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and her Master of Fine Arts from Brown University/Trinity Rep. She is a Drama League Fellow and a recipient of the 2009-2011 National Endowment for the Arts/Theatre Communications Group Career Development Program for Directors.

Mimi Lien

(Scenic Designer) is an artistic associate with Pig Iron Theatre Company in Philadelphia and The Civilians in New York City. Recent work includes The Dance and the Railroad, Signature Theatre; Luck of the Irish, Lincoln Center; Zero Cost House, Pig Iron; and The Whale, Playwrights Horizons. Regionally, her work more(Scenic Designer) is an artistic associate with Pig Iron Theatre Company in Philadelphia and The Civilians in New York City. Recent work includes The Dance and the Railroad, Signature Theatre; Luck of the Irish, Lincoln Center; Zero Cost House, Pig Iron; and The Whale, Playwrights Horizons. Regionally, her work has been presented by Berkeley Repertory Theatre, American Rep (A.R.T.), Wilma Theater, Long Wharf, La Jolla Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, Alliance Theatre, PlayMakers Rep, and others. Lien’s designs for dance have appeared in the Netherlands and Russia. Honors include semifinalist for a Ring Award for Opera Design in Graz, Austria; an OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence; a Barrymore Award; four Barrymore nominations; a Hewes Design Award nomination; and Bay Area Critics Circle nomination. She earned participation in the National Endowment for the Arts/Theatre Communications Group Career Development Program, and she is a MacDowell Colony fellow. Her Master of Fine Arts is from New York University; her Bachelor of Arts, Yale.

Michael Lincoln

(Lighting Designer) designed for Cleveland Play House: Good People, Ten Chimneys, My Name is Asher Lev, The 39 Steps, Bill W. and Dr. Bob, The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Chosen, Rabbit Hole and Of Mice and Men. His career encompasses over 300 designs, including Copenhagen, Skylight and more(Lighting Designer) designed for Cleveland Play House: Good People, Ten Chimneys, My Name is Asher Lev, The 39 Steps, Bill W. and Dr. Bob, The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Chosen, Rabbit Hole and Of Mice and Men. His career encompasses over 300 designs, including Copenhagen, Skylight and More to Love on Broadway. Off-Broadway designs include People be Heard; Mr. Goldwyn; Down the Garden Paths; The Bubbly Black Girl; If Love Were All; Defying Gravity; Bunny, Bunny; You Should Be So Lucky and Desdemona. Lincoln has had long associations at several regional theatres, Los Angeles Ballet and Santa Fe Opera. He was associate lighting designer for the Broadway productions of Guys and Dolls, Six Degrees of Separation and City of Angels, among others. He is Professor of Lighting Design and Artistic Director at Ohio University Theater Division, which just inaugurated its new professional company Tantrum Theater, performing in Dublin, Ohio. michaellincoln.net

David Lindsay-Abaire

(Playwright) is a playwright, screenwriter, lyricist, and librettist whose play Rabbit Hole premiered on Broadway and went on to receive the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Spirit of America Award, and five Tony nominations. He was also nominated for a Grammy Award (Best Musical Show Album) and two more(Playwright) is a playwright, screenwriter, lyricist, and librettist whose play Rabbit Hole premiered on Broadway and went on to receive the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Spirit of America Award, and five Tony nominations. He was also nominated for a Grammy Award (Best Musical Show Album) and two Tony Awards (Best Book of a Musical and Best Score) for his work on Shrek the Musical. Prior to that, he was awarded the 2008 Kleban Prize as America’s most promising musical theatre lyricist. Lindsay-Abaire’s other plays include Fuddy Meers, Kimberly Akimbo, Wonder of the World, and A Devil Inside among others. Good People, starring Frances McDormand and Tate Donovan, premiered on Broadway in 2011 and won a New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, Best Play of the 2010 – 2011 Season and a 2012 Horton Foote Prize, Outstanding New American Play. In addition to his work in theatre, screen credits include the screen adaptation of Rabbit Hole (starring Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckart, and Dianne Wiest, and directed by John Cameron Mitchell), as well as Rise of the Guardians (Dreamworks) and Oz: The Great and Powerful(Disney, directed by Sam Raimi). Lindsay-Abaire is a proud New Dramatists alum, a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and The Juilliard School, as well as a member of the Writers Guild of America and the Dramatists Guild Council.

Jessica Pabst

(Costume Designer) recently designed costumes in New York City for Murder Ballad at Manhattan Theatre Club; The Whale and Assistance at Playwrights Horizons; Warrior Class and The Bad Guys at Second Stage; She Kills Monsters (Drama Desk Nomination) at The Flea Theater; Through the Yellow Hour, Asuncion, The Hallway Trilogy, more(Costume Designer) recently designed costumes in New York City for Murder Ballad at Manhattan Theatre Club; The Whale and Assistance at Playwrights Horizons; Warrior Class and The Bad Guys at Second Stage; She Kills Monsters (Drama Desk Nomination) at The Flea Theater; Through the Yellow Hour, Asuncion, The Hallway Trilogy, There Are No More Big Secrets,That Pretty Pretty: Or, the Rape Play at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater; 3 Pianos for New York Theatre Workshop; and The Metal Children at Vineyard Theatre. Regional theatre design credits include This, Kirk Douglas Theatre; 3 Pianos, American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.); and A Permanent Image, Boise Contemporary Theatre. Her work has also appeared at P73, Ars Nova, Juilliard and St. Ann’s Warehouse.

Elissa Myers Casting, Paul Fouquet, CSA

(Casting) credits include Poisoner’s Handbook, Becoming Helen Keller, and Mystery of Matter, PBS. Other PBS projects include The Abolitionists, Dolley Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John and Abigail Adams, Benjamin Franklin (Emmy Award), Liberty (Peabody Award), God in America, People vs. Leo Frank, Louisa May Alcott, Great Performances (Artios Award in Outstanding more(Casting) credits include Poisoner’s Handbook, Becoming Helen Keller, and Mystery of Matter, PBS. Other PBS projects include The Abolitionists, Dolley Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John and Abigail Adams, Benjamin Franklin (Emmy Award), Liberty (Peabody Award), God in America, People vs. Leo Frank, Louisa May Alcott, Great Performances (Artios Award in Outstanding Achievement in Casting), and Murder Of A President for American Experience. Feature films include Hank and Asha (Audience Award at Slamdance 2013) and The Union. Theatre credits include seven Broadway shows, including Tony nominated Having Our Say, as well as 26 Off-Broadway shows. Regional theatre casting in the past two years includes Denver Center, Geva Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Magic Theatre, Arena Stage, Alley Theatre, George Street Playhouse, and Arizona Theatre Company. The office has so far received 16 nominations and has won three Artios Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Casting.

Claire Simon

(Casting) casts primarily film, television and theatre as well as commercials. Recent projects include casting the first season of Fox's Chicago Code and ABC's Detroit 1-8-7 as well as the feature film Contagion, directed by Steven Soderbergh. She also cast the first season of A&E's The Beast with Patrick Swayze, more(Casting) casts primarily film, television and theatre as well as commercials. Recent projects include casting the first season of Fox's Chicago Code and ABC's Detroit 1-8-7 as well as the feature film Contagion, directed by Steven Soderbergh. She also cast the first season of A&E's The Beast with Patrick Swayze, the feature films Eagle Eye with Shia LaBeouf and The Informant with Matt Damon, and the pilot and first season of 20th Century Fox's Prison Break, for which she won the Artios Award, Outstanding Achievement for Dramatic Casting. In addition, she's done casting for Cleveland Play House, Guthrie Theater, Missouri Repertory Theatre, Indiana Repertory, Madison Rep, Milwaukee Rep, Kansas City Rep, Asolo Rep, Clarence Brown Theatre, and St. Louis Rep as well as hundreds of commercials. Prior to becoming a casting director in 1996, Claire Simon was a talent agent.

James C. Swonger

(Sound Designer) has designed sound for over 50 Cleveland Play House productions including The Good Peaches (world premiere); Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; Breath and Imagination; Venus in Fur; Good People; The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith; Bell, Book and Candle; The Game’s Afoot more(Sound Designer) has designed sound for over 50 Cleveland Play House productions including The Good Peaches (world premiere); Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; Breath and Imagination; Venus in Fur; Good People; The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith; Bell, Book and Candle; The Game’s Afoot (world premiere); Bill W. and Dr. Bob; Heaven’s My Destination (world premiere); Crime and Punishment; Noises Off!; Gee’s Bend; The Chosen; and I Am My Own Wife. CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program credits include The Philadelphia Story, The Three Sisters, Twelfth Night, and An Orchard. Additional credits include Cleveland’s Lyric Opera Company, Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre, Pioneer Theatre Company, Centerstage Theatre, George Street Playhouse, Yale Repertory Theatre, Cleveland State University Summer Stages, and premiere productions of why i had to dance, The Tragic Demise of the Whaleship Essex and Swinging on a Star: A Tribute to the Music of Johnny Burke.

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