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September 16 - 23, 2012 , Allen Theatre

Lombardi

written by Eric Simonson
based on the biography "When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi" by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss

directed by Casey Stangl

Run time: Act I: 55 minutes Intermission: 15 minutes Act II: 40 minutes Total Run Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes
Advisory: Recommended for ages 10 and up. Contains strong language.

This intimate and often humorous portrayal of the man who defined ”inspiration” explores the legendary coach through his relationships with those closest to him: his steadfast wife and his dedicated players, and a determined young reporter who attempts to peel away the façade to show what made Lombardi football’s eternal “Coach.”

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Bob Ari as the legendary Green Bay Packers coach in the Cleveland Play House production of "Lombardi," directed by Casey Stangl, on stage in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, September 14

Bob Ari as the legendary Green Bay Packers coach in the Cleveland Play House production of "Lombardi," directed by Casey Stangl, on stage in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, September 14

Bob Ari as the legendary Green Bay Packers coach in the Cleveland Play House production of "Lombardi," directed by Casey Stangl, on stage in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, September 14

Michael(left, Nick Mills), a young reporter assigned to write about Vince Lombardi (Bob Ari), makes a good first impression with the coach and his wife (DeeDee Rescher) in the Cleveland Play House production of "Lombardi," directed by Casey Stangl, on stage in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, September 14

Legendary players on the 1965 Green Bay Packers team Dave Robinson (left, William Oliver Watkins), Jim Taylor (David Hardie) and Paul Hornung (Branton Box) in the Cleveland Play House production of "Lombardi," directed by Casey Stangl, on stage in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, September 14

Michael (right, Nick Mills) takes Vince Lombardi (Bob Ari)by surprise when he shares his passion for writing in the Cleveland Play House production of "Lombardi," directed by Casey Stangl, on stage in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, September 14

Vince Lombardi (right, Bob Ari) opens up to a young reporter (Nick Mills) who is writing about him in the Cleveland Play House production of "Lombardi," directed by Casey Stangl, on stage in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, September 14

Michael (right, Nick Mills) and Vince Lombardi (Bob Ari) argue over a pending magazine article in the Cleveland Play House production of "Lombardi," directed by Casey Stangl, on stage in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, September 14

Coach Lombardi (left, Bob Ari) reacts to fullback Jim Taylor (David Hardie) while discussing the player’s contract in the Cleveland Play House production of "Lombardi," directed by Casey Stangl, on stage in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, September 14

Michael (right, Nick Mills) is a young reporter with sideline access to Coach Lombardi (Bob Ari) in the Cleveland Play House production of "Lombardi," directed by Casey Stangl, on stage in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, September 14

Coach Lombardi (Bob Ari) teaches his team the running play he believes will make the Green Bay Packers tough to beat in the Cleveland Play House production of "Lombardi," directed by Casey Stangl, on stage in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, September 14

Green Bay Packers halfback Paul Hornung (right, Branton Box) gets an off-field lecture from Coach Lombardi (Bob Ari)in the Cleveland Play House production of "Lombardi," directed by Casey Stangl, on stage in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, September 14

Green Bay Packers halfback Paul Hornung (left, Branton Box) tells an animated story about his coach to an eager young reporter (Nick Mills) in the Cleveland Play House production of "Lombardi," directed by Casey Stangl, on stage in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, September 14

Marie Lombardi (right, DeeDee Rescher) shares a story with a young reporter (Nick Mills) writing about her husband in the Cleveland Play House production of "Lombardi," directed by Casey Stangl, on stage in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, September 14

Vince Lombardi (left, bob Ari) and his wife Marie (DeeDee Rescher) consider his job offer to coach the Green Bay Packers in the Cleveland Play House production of "Lombardi," directed by Casey Stangl, on stage in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, September 14

Green Bay Packers fullback Jim Taylor (right, David Hardie) gets a lecture from Coach Lombardi (Bob Ari) in the Cleveland Play House production of "Lombardi," directed by Casey Stangl, on stage in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, September 14

Coach Lombardi (Bob Ari) watches practice with intensity in the Cleveland Play House production of "Lombardi," directed by Casey Stangl, on stage in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, September 14

A young reporter (left, Nick Mills) meets Coach Lombardi (Bob Ari) and his wife Marie (DeeDee Rescher)in their home in the Cleveland Play House production of "Lombardi," directed by Casey Stangl, on stage in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, September 14

DeeDee Rescher as Marie Lombardi in the Cleveland Play House production of "Lombardi," directed by Casey Stangl, on stage in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, September 14

Bob Ari as the legendary Green Bay Packers coach in the Cleveland Play House production of "Lombardi," directed by Casey Stangl, on stage in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, September 14

Bob Ari as the legendary Green Bay Packers coach in the Cleveland Play House production of "Lombardi," directed by Casey Stangl, on stage in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, September 14

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Bob Ari

Bob Ari

(Vince Lombardi) recently appeared at Cleveland Play House as Mark Rothko in Red, a role he reprised after a successful run at George Street Playhouse. Ari has acted on Broadway in Frost/Nixon (understudy Richard Nixon), The Constant Wife, Bells Are Ringing, and Laughter on the 23rd Floor. Off-Broadway appearances include more(Vince Lombardi) recently appeared at Cleveland Play House as Mark Rothko in Red, a role he reprised after a successful run at George Street Playhouse. Ari has acted on Broadway in Frost/Nixon (understudy Richard Nixon), The Constant Wife, Bells Are Ringing, and Laughter on the 23rd Floor. Off-Broadway appearances include The Late Christopher Bean, Die Mommie Die!, Jolson & Company, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Baby Anger, and June Moon. He toured the United States in Frost/Nixon and toured Europe in West Side Story andGuys & Dolls. His many U.S. regional appearances include Pioneer Theatre Company in Dracula and 12 Angry Men; Fulton Theatre, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Olney Theatre Center, Witness for the Prosecution; Delaware Theatre Company, Born Yesterday and The Price; and Walnut Street Theatre, Hotel Suite and Art. Film and television includes Two Lovers, Wanted,Kissing Jessica Stein, Music of the Heart, Cradle Will Rock, Christmas Evil, Onion News Network, Delocated, The Good Wife, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Cheers, and more.

Branton Box

Branton Box

(Paul Hornung) has extensive credits in both television and film including Private Practice, The Exes, 90210, NCIS, Chuck, Party Down, General Hospital, Charmed, The Bold and the Beautiful, She Spies, Austin Stories, 22, Bounty Killer, Going Greek, New Suit, L.A. Twister, and They Would Love You in France. He was more(Paul Hornung) has extensive credits in both television and film including Private Practice, The Exes, 90210, NCIS, Chuck, Party Down, General Hospital, Charmed, The Bold and the Beautiful, She Spies, Austin Stories, 22, Bounty Killer, Going Greek, New Suit, L.A. Twister, and They Would Love You in France. He was recently cast to shoot films Hope’s Wish and Them That’s Got, which are both slated for production in early 2013. Box’s portrayal of Paul Hornung in Eric Simonson’s Lombardi at Cleveland Play House will be his stage debut. He is a native of south Texas.

David Hardie

David Hardie

(Jim Taylor) is a graduate of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Master of Fine Arts Acting program. Recent theatre credits include the role of Posthumous and Tybalt in the Orlando Shakespeare Theater productions of Cymbeline and Romeo and Juliet, and also the role of Bassanio in the Action more(Jim Taylor) is a graduate of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Master of Fine Arts Acting program. Recent theatre credits include the role of Posthumous and Tybalt in the Orlando Shakespeare Theater productions of Cymbeline and Romeo and Juliet, and also the role of Bassanio in the Action Theater production ofMerchant of Venice. Recent film credits include Nothing Special, written and directed by Angela Garcia Combs, and Sacred Whispers directed by Constantinos Isias.

Nick Mills

Nick Mills

(Michael McCormick) recently appeared in the world premiere of Baby Talk at Ars Nova in New York, a multi-media one-man show that he created and performed. He was part of the original cast of Itamar Moses' Back Back Back at The Old Globe, as well as the Los Angeles premiere more(Michael McCormick) recently appeared in the world premiere of Baby Talk at Ars Nova in New York, a multi-media one-man show that he created and performed. He was part of the original cast of Itamar Moses' Back Back Back at The Old Globe, as well as the Los Angeles premiere of How to Disappear Completely and Never be Found at The Theatre @ Boston Court. Next year he will be seen in the PBS film Admiral Rickover. Mills holds a Master of Fine Arts from the New York University Graduate Acting Program and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Evansville.

DeeDee Rescher

DeeDee Rescher

(Marie Lombardi) ecently appeared onstage in Los Angeles in Prisoner of Second Avenue with Jason Alexander at El Portal Theatre; Shirley Valentine, Red Herring,Pursuit of Happiness, and Steve Martin’s The Underpants, The Laguna Playhouse; Everybody Say Cheese, Garry Marshall’s Falcon Theatre; and How the Other Half Loves, International City Theatre. more(Marie Lombardi) ecently appeared onstage in Los Angeles in Prisoner of Second Avenue with Jason Alexander at El Portal Theatre; Shirley Valentine, Red Herring,Pursuit of Happiness, and Steve Martin’s The Underpants, The Laguna Playhouse; Everybody Say Cheese, Garry Marshall’s Falcon Theatre; and How the Other Half Loves, International City Theatre. Directly after traveling to Arizona Theatre Company with Lombardi, Rescher returns to California to reprise the role of Shirley Valentine at the Falcon Theatre. Television credits include a recurring role on ABC’s The Whole Truth with Rob Morrow and Maura Tierney; Disney’s Better with You, Good Luck Charlie, and Shout it Out; HBO’s The Comeback (with Lisa Kudrow); My Name is Earl; Malcolm in the Middle; Friends; Roseanne; and recurring roles on The Nannyand The King of Queens. Film credits include Skin Deep,Summer School, Once Bitten and the indelible lady bus driver inFerris Bueller’s Day Off. Rescher has also lent her memorably husky voice to numerous animated films, cartoons and radio commercials.

Casey Stangl

Casey Stangl

(Director) is a Los Angeles based director of theatre, opera and television. Recent projects include Tony Kushner’s adaptation of The Illusion at A Noise Within; the West Coast premiere of Carson Kreitzer’s Slither for Chalk Repertory Theatre, performed at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery Masonic Lodge; The Car Plays for Moving more(Director) is a Los Angeles based director of theatre, opera and television. Recent projects include Tony Kushner’s adaptation of The Illusion at A Noise Within; the West Coast premiere of Carson Kreitzer’s Slither for Chalk Repertory Theatre, performed at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery Masonic Lodge; The Car Plays for Moving Arts at La Jolla Playhouse; and the world premiere of a new adaptation with music of Noel Coward’s Peace in our Time at Antaeus Company (winner of the 2012 Los Angeles Weekly Best Production). Stangl works extensively with new plays, and her recent developmental work includes workshops of Samuel Hunter’s The Few for South Coast Repertory’s Pacific Playwrights’ Festival and the Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival; Mia McCullough’s Household Spirits at PlayPenn New Play Development Conference in Philadelphia; and Oedipus the Man, Kenneth Cavander’s adaptation of the entire Oedipus Cycle, at Antaeus Company. Nationally, Stangl’s work has been seen at South Coast Repertory, Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival, Guthrie Theater, Denver Center Theatre Company, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Portland Stage, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Ensemble Studio Theatre Los Angeles, HERE Arts Center in New York, and many others. Opera credits include Music Academy of the West, Fort Worth Opera, Kentucky Opera, Portland Opera, Minnesota Opera Company, Pine Mountain Music Festival, Opera Omaha, Omaha Symphony, and Juilliard Opera Center in New York. Stangl was the founding artistic director of Eye of the Storm Theatre in Minneapolis – a company devoted to new work – for which she was named Minnesota Artist of the Year.

William Oliver Watkins

William Oliver Watkins

(Dave Robinson) lives, works and plays in New York City. He has guest-starred on Robert De Niro's NY 22, Nurse Jackie, Law & Order: Prime, Law & Order: SVU, Rescue Me and Canterbury's Law. Recent stage credits include Ruined, Denver Center Theatre Company; BIOLIFE, Nuyorican Poetry Club; Snakeskin Suit and more(Dave Robinson) lives, works and plays in New York City. He has guest-starred on Robert De Niro's NY 22, Nurse Jackie, Law & Order: Prime, Law & Order: SVU, Rescue Me and Canterbury's Law. Recent stage credits include Ruined, Denver Center Theatre Company; BIOLIFE, Nuyorican Poetry Club; Snakeskin Suit and Nodding Off, The Ensemble Studio Theatre; Camp Logan, National Black Theater of Harlem; A Raisin in the Sun, Studio Arena; To Kill A Mockingbird, Great Plains Theatre; and Blues for an Alabama Sky, The Black Rep in St. Louis. He has trained with the legendary Wynn Handman, Margie Haber, Bob Krakower, and Tim Phillips. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Webster University, St. Louis.

Jeffrey Cady

(Projections Designer) is a freelance designer living in Kansas City, Missouri. Recent design credits include the world premieres of Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club for Arizona Repertory Theatre and Dance with Me at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts. Other credits includeAin’t Nothin’ but the Blues at Portland Center more(Projections Designer) is a freelance designer living in Kansas City, Missouri. Recent design credits include the world premieres of Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club for Arizona Repertory Theatre and Dance with Me at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts. Other credits includeAin’t Nothin’ but the Blues at Portland Center Stage, A Christmas Carol for Kansas City Rep, Cups for Theater League, and Summer of Love for Ogunquit Playhouse. Nationally, he has designed lighting and projections for Columbia Artists Theatricals’ tours of Love, Janis and lighting for Theater Leagues’ production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Cady has also served as the head media server programmer for the Broadway production of Green Day’s American Idiot and Cirque du Soleil’s Wintuk.

Lap Chi Chu

(Lighting Designer) designed, in past seasons at Cleveland Play House, Around the World in 80 Days, Man of La Mancha, and The Guardsman. His work has been seen all over the country in such theatres as New York Theatre Workshop, Public Theater, Dance Theater Workshop, PS 122, The Kitchen, Mark more(Lighting Designer) designed, in past seasons at Cleveland Play House, Around the World in 80 Days, Man of La Mancha, and The Guardsman. His work has been seen all over the country in such theatres as New York Theatre Workshop, Public Theater, Dance Theater Workshop, PS 122, The Kitchen, Mark Taper Forum, Geffen Playhouse, Kirk Douglas Theatre, South Coast Repertory, La Jolla Playhouse, Berkeley Rep, McCarter Theatre Center, Hartford Stage, Arena Stage, San Jose Rep, Dallas Theater Center, Portland Center Stage, Indiana Rep, and Intiman Theatre. He is the recipient of an L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for Lifetime Achievement in Lighting as well as the winner of four Bay Area Theatre Critics Awards and a Drammy for Best Lighting. He is currently on the Lighting Design faculty at California Institute of the Arts.

Michael Donovan

(Casting) is the proud recipient of six Artios awards, given by the Casting Society of America for Outstanding Achievement in Casting. Credits include shows produced at the Hollywood Bowl, Pasadena Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, Reprise Theatre Company, Kirk Douglas Theatre, Shakespeare Festival/L.A., International City Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, Ensemble Theatre Company more(Casting) is the proud recipient of six Artios awards, given by the Casting Society of America for Outstanding Achievement in Casting. Credits include shows produced at the Hollywood Bowl, Pasadena Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, Reprise Theatre Company, Kirk Douglas Theatre, Shakespeare Festival/L.A., International City Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara, Ebony Repertory Theatre, Falcon Theatre, Colony Theatre, and the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival. Tours include Aida, Beauty and the Beast, Buddy, Peter Pan and the currently-playing international tour of How to Train Your Dragon. Television credits include the new series Blood Relatives. Donovan has also cast numerous films and over 1,200 commercials.

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.

Alex Jaeger

(Costume Designer) has designed for theatre, film and opera across the country. Last season, he designed The Taming of the Shrew for Great Lakes Theater. Other productions include Two Sisters and a Piano for Public Theater, N.Y. and many productions for Oregon Shakespeare Festival including Cat on a Hot Tin more(Costume Designer) has designed for theatre, film and opera across the country. Last season, he designed The Taming of the Shrew for Great Lakes Theater. Other productions include Two Sisters and a Piano for Public Theater, N.Y. and many productions for Oregon Shakespeare Festival including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Romeo and Juliet, August: Osage County, andDead Man's Cell Phone. Jaeger is also a frequent designer for the Studio Theatre in Washington D.C. and in San Francisco at Magic Theatre and A.C.T. where he recently designed Maple and Vine, The Homecoming, Rock 'n Roll (also at Huntington Theatre in Boston), and Once in a Lifetime (also at Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, Fla.) In addition to costume design, Jaeger works as a fashion consultant and has styled many celebrities for the Los Angeles production of Nora and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore.

David Maraniss

(Author) is an associate editor at The Washington Post. In addition to Barack Obama: The Story, Maraniss is the author of five critically acclaimed and bestselling books: When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi; First in His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton; They Marched Into Sunlight – more(Author) is an associate editor at The Washington Post. In addition to Barack Obama: The Story, Maraniss is the author of five critically acclaimed and bestselling books: When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi; First in His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton; They Marched Into Sunlight – War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967; Clemente – The Passion and Grace of Baseball’s Last Hero; and Rome 1960: The Summer Olympics That Stirred the World. He is also author of Into the Story: A Writer’s Journey Through Life, Politics, Sports and Loss; The Clinton Enigma; and coauthor of The Prince of Tennessee: Al Gore Meets His Fate and Tell Newt to Shut Up! Maraniss is a three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, and he won the Pulitzer for National Reporting in 1993 for his newspaper coverage of then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton. He also was part of The Washington Post team that won a 2008 Pulitzer for the newspaper's coverage of the Virginia Tech shooting. He has earned several other notable awards for achievements in journalism, including the George Polk Award, the Dirksen Prize for Congressional Reporting, the ASNE Laventhol Prize for Deadline Writing, the Hancock Prize for Financial Writing, the Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the Frankfort Book Prize, the Eagleton Book Prize, the Ambassador Book Prize, and Latino Book Prize.

Michael Schweikardt

() Recent Cleveland Play House credits include Devil’s Music, Lost in Yonkers and Ella. Mr. Schweikardt has created sets for the world premieres of Nobody Loves You, Duncan Sheik’s Whisper House at The Old Globe. He has also designed several musicals by Joe Iconis, including Bloodsong of Love at Ars more() Recent Cleveland Play House credits include Devil’s Music, Lost in Yonkers and Ella. Mr. Schweikardt has created sets for the world premieres of Nobody Loves You, Duncan Sheik’s Whisper House at The Old Globe. He has also designed several musicals by Joe Iconis, including Bloodsong of Love at Ars Nova, ReWrite at Urban Stages, The Black Suits at The Public Theater and Things To Ruin at The Zipper Factory and Second Stage Theatre. Other recent credits include the critically acclaimed productions of Carousel, Showboat, Annie Get Your Gun, 1776, Big River and Camelot for Goodspeed Musicals; Ella, appearing in cities all across the country; Barnum for Asolo Repertory Theatre’s 50th anniversary season; Oklahoma!starring Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase for the Oklahoma State Centennial; the American premieres of Frank McGuinness’ Gates of Gold and The Bird Sanctuary, as well as national and international tours of James Taylor’s One Man Band. Mr. Schweikardt’s online portfolio can be seen at www.msportfolio.com.

Eric Simonson

(Playwright) plays and adaptations include Magic/Bird;Lombardi, on Broadway; Slaughterhouse-five, off-Broadway; and numerous plays which premiered at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago: Nomathemba(written with Ntozake Shange and Joseph Shabalala), Carter’s Way and, most recently, Honest and Fake. Other plays include The Last Hurrah; Louder Faster; with Jeffrey Hatcher; Work Song: Three Views more(Playwright) plays and adaptations include Magic/Bird;Lombardi, on Broadway; Slaughterhouse-five, off-Broadway; and numerous plays which premiered at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago: Nomathemba(written with Ntozake Shange and Joseph Shabalala), Carter’s Way and, most recently, Honest and Fake. Other plays include The Last Hurrah; Louder Faster; with Jeffrey Hatcher; Work Song: Three Views of Frank Lloyd Wright, also with Jeff Hatcher; Edge of the World; Lombardi: The Only Thing; and Speak American. His work has been produced in Japan and throughout the United States at theatres including Huntington Theatre Company, L.A. Theatre Works, City Theatre of Pittsburgh, The Kennedy Center, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Arizona Theatre Company, Madison Rep, Kansas City Rep, and Crossroads Theatre Company. His adaptation of Moby Dick at Milwaukee Rep was chosen as one of Time Magazine’s top 10 productions of 2002. Simonson directed the Broadway production of The Song of Jacob Zulu, which received six Tony Award nominations, including one for best direction. He is also an accomplished film and opera director. With Campbell Scott he codirected Hamlet for Hallmark Entertainment, as well as three documentaries for HBO: Studs Terkel – Listening to America, Emmy nomination; A Note of Triumph, earning Simonson a Best Documentary, Short Subjects Academy Award; and On Tiptoe, Academy Award nomination. In 2005 he received a Princess Grace Statue Award for Sustained Artistic Achievement. Simonson is a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble and is currently overseeing the development of three new operas for Minnesota Opera’s OperaWorks and writing two play commissions for Manhattan Theatre Club.

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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