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October 24 - November 3, 2012 , The Helen

CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program

The Misanthrope

Written by Molière
Translated by Richard Wilbur
Directed by Donald Carrier

Run time: Act I: 60 minutes Intermission: 15 minutes Act II: 45 minutes ---------------------------- Total

Is honesty always the best policy? Alceste, a French aristocrat, is committed to telling the absolute truth regardless of the repercussions. Unfortunately, he’s in love with the flighty young widow Célimène, who epitomizes society’s excesses, and a comedic collision course of values is inevitable. Written nearly 400 years ago, Moliere’s witty classic demonstrates once again that the more things change, plus c’est la même chose!

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Catherine L. Albers

Catherine L. Albers

(Acting Coach) is pleased to be a part of this production and to have the opportunity to work with all these lovely women. She is an Emeriti Professor of Theater from Case Western Reserve University and a Founding Artistic Director of the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium, an organization that more(Acting Coach) is pleased to be a part of this production and to have the opportunity to work with all these lovely women. She is an Emeriti Professor of Theater from Case Western Reserve University and a Founding Artistic Director of the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium, an organization that trains teachers in the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique. She has performed throughout the country and favorite roles include Dr. Vivian Bearing in WIT, Ismene in Jocasta and Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie.

Therese Anderberg

Therese Anderberg

(Célimène) Therese appeared at Cleveland Play House as Hadass in Yentl and Sally in the world premiere production of Eric Coble’s A Carol for Cleveland. She also performed in CPH’s Roe Green Award-winning reading of Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Daphne’s Dive. For the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program, she appeared in Twelfth more(Célimène) Therese appeared at Cleveland Play House as Hadass in Yentl and Sally in the world premiere production of Eric Coble’s A Carol for Cleveland. She also performed in CPH’s Roe Green Award-winning reading of Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Daphne’s Dive. For the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program, she appeared in Twelfth Night (Viola), The Misanthrope (Célimène), In Arabia We’d All Be Kings (DeMaris) and the ensemble-created Identity Theft. Other credits include a special performance of So Far from God at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and Good Death, created in collaboration with Tectonic Theatre Project at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Anderberg received her BA in Theatre Performance from Western Michigan University, where credits include As You Like It and See What I Wanna See. She is the co-recipient of the 2012 Oldenburg MFA Scholarship.

Bernard Bygott

Bernard Bygott

(Philinte) recently portrayed both Antipholus twins in The Comedy of Errors and Posthumus in Cymbeline for Ohio Shakespeare Festival. His performances at Cleveland Play House include Clybourne Park, Yentl, A Carol for Cleveland, Every Good Boy Deserves Favor, and The Fagin Effect (reading). He has appeared in CWRU/CPH MFA Acting more(Philinte) recently portrayed both Antipholus twins in The Comedy of Errors and Posthumus in Cymbeline for Ohio Shakespeare Festival. His performances at Cleveland Play House include Clybourne Park, Yentl, A Carol for Cleveland, Every Good Boy Deserves Favor, and The Fagin Effect (reading). He has appeared in CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program productions of Twelfth Night, Identity Theft, The Misanthrope and In Arabia We’d All Be Kings. Bygott originated the role of Calandrino in the opera Decameron at Prince Music Theater. Additional credits include American Shakespeare Center ('Tis Pity She's a Whore, The Comedy of Errors, All’s Well That Ends Well, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet and others); Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival; Theater For The New City; Northern New England Repertory Theater Company; Quintessence Theatre Group; Storybook Musical Theatre; Ko Festival of Performance; Mum Puppettheatre; Glimmerglass Opera; International Opera Theater (Italy and U.S.); and The Little Orchestra Society at Lincoln Center. His Bachelor of Arts is from Amherst College, and he is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Donald Carrier

Donald Carrier

(Director) recently directed Clybourne Park, The Misanthrope, Shaw’s Too True to Be Good, and The Violins of Hope for the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program; Really Really and Seminar (Beck Center for the Arts), and Becky Shaw (Dobama Theatre). Selected directing credits include: The Crucible, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Alms, more(Director) recently directed Clybourne Park, The Misanthrope, Shaw’s Too True to Be Good, and The Violins of Hope for the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program; Really Really and Seminar (Beck Center for the Arts), and Becky Shaw (Dobama Theatre). Selected directing credits include: The Crucible, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Alms, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Habeas Corpus, The Pirates of Penzance, and Oh! What a Lovely War. He has appeared at Cleveland Play House in Shakespeare in Love; All the Way; Luna Gale; The Crucible; The Little Foxes; Yentl; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; Ten Chimneys; Noises Off; and Lincolnesque. Regional credits include: The Old Globe, Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Theater, The Studio Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre, The Wilma Theater, The Huntington Theatre, The Intiman Theatre, and Chicago Shakespeare Theater. He spent nine seasons at the Stratford Festival and two seasons at the Shaw Festival. Television/film: Guns, The Time Traveler’s Wife, The Passion of Ayn Rand, and Dead by Monday. He will be directing the MFA Class of 2020 in Lanford Wilson’s Fifth of July, this coming spring.

Drew Derek

Drew Derek

(Acaste/Dubois) Drew recently appeared in Cleveland Play House’s Production of Yentl as Zelig , and the CPH/CWRU Acting Program productions of Twelfth Night as Duke Orsino; Identity Theft as a member of the ensemble; The Misanthrope as Acaste and Dubois; and In Arabia We’d All Be Kings as Charlie, Man more(Acaste/Dubois) Drew recently appeared in Cleveland Play House’s Production of Yentl as Zelig , and the CPH/CWRU Acting Program productions of Twelfth Night as Duke Orsino; Identity Theft as a member of the ensemble; The Misanthrope as Acaste and Dubois; and In Arabia We’d All Be Kings as Charlie, Man #2, and a Holy Roller. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from The State University of New York at Buffalo. Along with a number of acting credits in Buffalo — including Irish Classical Theatre Company, Shakespeare in Delaware Park, and The Jewish Repertory Theatre— and New York City, he also performed at the International Theatre Institute in Romania. He has worked with the New World Performance Laboratory in Chieti, Italy, and in Amelia, Italy at the famous Cienci Laboratory. He has written and directed at Manhattan Repertory Theatre on West 42nd and 8th.

Joseph Dunn

Joseph Dunn

(Clitandre) is honored to take the stage with the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program, class of 2014. He previously appeared at Cleveland Play House in Voices of Healing, a staged reading. He has performed in the Akron area with Actors’ Summit, A Christmas Carol; Ohio Shakespeare Festival,Taming of the Shrew more(Clitandre) is honored to take the stage with the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program, class of 2014. He previously appeared at Cleveland Play House in Voices of Healing, a staged reading. He has performed in the Akron area with Actors’ Summit, A Christmas Carol; Ohio Shakespeare Festival,Taming of the Shrew and King Lear; and Porthouse Theatre, The Sunshine Boys. He has performed in Cleveland with Dobama Theatre, Tigers Be Still; Blank Canvas Theatre,Hellcab; and at Cleveland Public Theatre’s Pandemonium: House of Dreams in The Inventor’s Tea Party. Academic credits from Cuyahoga Community College include The Russian Comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Lone Star. At Kent State University, where Dunn earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies, appearances include The Grapes of Wrath, Six Characters in Search of an Author, and Waiting for Gouda.

TJ Gainley

TJ Gainley

(Oronte) recently appeared in Cleveland Play House’s production of Yentl as well as the New Ground Theatre Festival’s Becoming Liv Ullmann. His CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program credits include Twelfth Night as Malvolio, Identity Theft, The Misanthrope as Oronte, In Arabia We’d All Be Kingsas Sammy and Vic, Present Laughter as more(Oronte) recently appeared in Cleveland Play House’s production of Yentl as well as the New Ground Theatre Festival’s Becoming Liv Ullmann. His CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program credits include Twelfth Night as Malvolio, Identity Theft, The Misanthrope as Oronte, In Arabia We’d All Be Kingsas Sammy and Vic, Present Laughter as Fred, An Orchard as The Stranger, and As You Like It as Adam and Silvius. This year he also appeared as Jason in scenes from Wit, featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Margaret Edson, at Cleveland Clinic's Lerner College of Medicine. Previous credits in the region include Tartuffe as Tartuffe, Much Ado About Nothing as Benedick, The Philadelphia Story and The Cure at Troy, as well as Heracles in Alcestis at the British American Dramatic Academy in London. He also performs improvisational comedy.

Sarah Kinsey

Sarah Kinsey

(Eliante) has performed at Cleveland Play House in Yentl (Pesha), in a staged reading of Dustin Lance Black’s 8, readings of Informed Consent and The Fagin Effect, as well as understudying and performing the role Mother in A Christmas Story. CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program credits include Twelfth Night, Identity Theft, more(Eliante) has performed at Cleveland Play House in Yentl (Pesha), in a staged reading of Dustin Lance Black’s 8, readings of Informed Consent and The Fagin Effect, as well as understudying and performing the role Mother in A Christmas Story. CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program credits include Twelfth Night, Identity Theft, The Misanthrope and In Arabia We’d All Be Kings. In Chicago area she has performed at Theatre at the Center, Theatre Wit, Collaboraction, Metropolis, Noble Fool, Timeline Theatre Company, and as actor/co-producer in Tallgrass Gothic and The Typographer's Dream with her company 5th Floor Productions. Part of Actors Theatre of Louisville's apprentice company, Kinsey appeared in The Ruby Sunrise and Fast and Loose (Humana Festival), and apprentice productions of Balm in Gilead (Darlene), and 22 Stories High(created with Bronx-based Universes). Kinsey received her Bachelor of Music in Voice Theatre, University of CO-Boulder. A proud member of Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA, she recently appeared in the feature film Jenny's Wedding.

Christa Meyers

Christa Meyers

(Arsinoé) Christa most recently appeared in the Cleveland Play House’s production of Yentl, shortly after taking the stage as Vanda in the understudy performance of CPH’s Venus in Fur. Other recent productions include the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program’s production of Twelfth Night (Olivia) and Oberlin Summer Theatre Festival’s Light up more(Arsinoé) Christa most recently appeared in the Cleveland Play House’s production of Yentl, shortly after taking the stage as Vanda in the understudy performance of CPH’s Venus in Fur. Other recent productions include the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program’s production of Twelfth Night (Olivia) and Oberlin Summer Theatre Festival’s Light up the Sky (Irene). Also at Cleveland Play House, Christa went on — with only four hours of rehearsal — for the lead role of Gillian in last season’s production of Bell, Book and Candle to great acclaim. Further CWRU/CPH MFA production appearances include Identity Theft (Tekla/herself), The Misanthrope (Arsinoe) and In Arabia We’d All Be Kings (Chickie). Raised in Dallas, Christa received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, English, and Linguistics from Dartmouth College. Additional theatre studies include conservatory training at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center’s National Theater Institute and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. Favorite regional theatre roles are Catherine in Proof, Sheila in Hair, and Hope Cladwell in Urinetown. Other professional acting work includes New York Musical Theatre Festival, New York Theatre Workshop, and Disney's Theater of the Stars.

Stephen Michael Spencer

Stephen Michael Spencer

(Alceste) Regional credits: Yentl, A Carol for Cleveland, and Every Good Boy Deserves Favor at Cleveland Play House, Tartuffe at Triad Stage and The Tempest at NC Shakespeare Festival. Stephen spent the past two summers as a conservatory member at Chautauqua Theatre Company appearing in Clybourne Park, Comedy of Errors more(Alceste) Regional credits: Yentl, A Carol for Cleveland, and Every Good Boy Deserves Favor at Cleveland Play House, Tartuffe at Triad Stage and The Tempest at NC Shakespeare Festival. Stephen spent the past two summers as a conservatory member at Chautauqua Theatre Company appearing in Clybourne Park, Comedy of Errors and As You Like It. CPH’s New Ground Theatre Festival credits include readings of Marjorie Prime (by 2013 Roe Green Award winner Jordan Harrison) and The Fagin Effect. CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program credits include Twelfth Night(Feste), The Misanthrope (Alceste), In Arabia We'd All Be Kings(Skank) and Identity Theft. He’s a North Carolina native and toured the East Coast with NC Theatre for Young People as MC Dog in Go, Dog, Go! Spencer received his B.F.A in Acting from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is a proud co-recipient of the 2012 Oldenburg MFA scholarship.

Molière

(Playwright) was the leading French comic actor, stage director, and dramatic theoretician of the seventeenth century. Born Jean Baptiste Poquelin on January 15, 1622, his formal education began at the prestigious College de Clermont. Although he subsequently earned a law degree, he turned from the legal profession to incorporate The more(Playwright) was the leading French comic actor, stage director, and dramatic theoretician of the seventeenth century. Born Jean Baptiste Poquelin on January 15, 1622, his formal education began at the prestigious College de Clermont. Although he subsequently earned a law degree, he turned from the legal profession to incorporate The Illustrious Theatre acting troupe. It was at roughly the same time that he acquired the pseudonym Molière. With this company, Molière played an unsuccessful season in Paris and went bankrupt, then left to tour the French provinces. In 1658 the troupe returned to Paris and played before Louis XIV. The king's brother became Molière's patron. In the next twenty-four years, starting with The Precious Maidens Ridiculed (1659), which established Molière as the most popular comic playwright of the day, and ending with The Imaginary Invalid (1673), Molière advanced from being a gifted adapter of Italian-derived sketches to a writer whose best plays had the lasting impact of tragedies. He made many enemies, managing to keep them at bay only through the intercession of the Sun King. The clergy believed that certain of his plays were attacks on the church. Other playwrights resented his experiments with comic forms (as in The School for Wives) and with verse (as in Amphitryon). In the late 1660s, Molière developed symptomatic pulmonary tuberculosis, although he continued to write, act, direct, and manage his troupe. He collapsed on February 17, 1673, after performing the title role in The Imaginary Invalid, and died at home several hours later.

Michael Boll

(Lighting Designer) Cleveland Play House productions include: These Mortal Hosts, The Good Peaches; A Christmas Story; The Little Foxes; Venus in Fur; Every Good Boy Deserves Favor; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play and Stew and the Negro Problem. CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program credits include: Metamorphoses, Too True more(Lighting Designer) Cleveland Play House productions include: These Mortal Hosts, The Good Peaches; A Christmas Story; The Little Foxes; Venus in Fur; Every Good Boy Deserves Favor; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play and Stew and the Negro Problem. CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program credits include: Metamorphoses, Too True To Be Good, Identity Theft, The Winter's Tale, In Arabia We'd All Be Kings, An Orchard, Cloud 9 and Angels in America: Millennium Approaches. Cleveland lighting design work includes Cleveland Public Theatre, Cain Park, Cleveland Museum of Art, Karamu House, Dobama Theatre and Beck Center for the Arts. Off-Broadway credits include The Moliere Cycle (Classic Stage Company), Songs for a New World (George Street Playhouse), Dog Sees God (SoHo Playhouse) and The Moonlight Room (Associate Lighting Designer, Beckett Theatre). His work has also been seen at the N.Y. Fringe Festival, La MaMa E.T.C., HERE Arts Center, and Yale Cabaret.

Esther M. Haberlen

(Costume Designer) Previously with CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program – The Misanthrope, Too True to Be Good and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Her over 50 theater and opera design credits range with companies as diverse as Great Lakes Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Dobama Theater, Cleveland more(Costume Designer) Previously with CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program – The Misanthrope, Too True to Be Good and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Her over 50 theater and opera design credits range with companies as diverse as Great Lakes Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Dobama Theater, Cleveland Opera Theater, Cleveland Institute of Music , Chagrin Valley Performing Arts Academy, Willoughby Fine Arts Association, Cleveland Public Theater and the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music. Esther holds a BFA in Theater Production & Design from the State University of New York- Fredonia and also worked as a costume technician at Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Pittsburgh Public Theater and The Chautauqua Conservatory. Esther is Costume Shop Director for GLT and its sister theaters, Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. A native of Syracuse, NY she has proudly called Cleveland home since 2003.

Jessica Lucas

(Stage Manager) Previous Stage Management credits include Twelfth Night and The Misanthrope (CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program); Memphis, Rent and Aida (All- City Musical Program). Previous Assistant Stage Management and Production Assistant credits include The Secret Garden, King Lear, Dial M for Murder, Les Misérables, A Christmas Carol and Deathtrap (Great more(Stage Manager) Previous Stage Management credits include Twelfth Night and The Misanthrope (CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program); Memphis, Rent and Aida (All- City Musical Program). Previous Assistant Stage Management and Production Assistant credits include The Secret Garden, King Lear, Dial M for Murder, Les Misérables, A Christmas Carol and Deathtrap (Great Lakes Theater); Dial M for Murder, Secret Garden and King Lear (Idaho Shakespeare Festival). Jessica earned her BA in theater from the University of Scranton. She has also worked as the company manager for Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival.

Beth McGee

(Voice Coach) was head voice coach of the 2011 Colorado Shakespeare Festival, and the vocal coach for CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program productions of The Misanthrope and An Orchard. Additional Cleveland Play House voice and dialect coaching credits include A Christmas Story, The Grapes of Wrath, A Kiss for Cinderella, The more(Voice Coach) was head voice coach of the 2011 Colorado Shakespeare Festival, and the vocal coach for CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program productions of The Misanthrope and An Orchard. Additional Cleveland Play House voice and dialect coaching credits include A Christmas Story, The Grapes of Wrath, A Kiss for Cinderella, The Imaginary Invalid, The African Company Presents Richard III, Lady from the Sea, Antigone, and Dracula. She was the dialect coach for the 2002 film Welcome to Collinwood starring George Clooney and has coached and/or acted in productions at numerous Cleveland area theatres. She served as president of the International Voice and Speech Trainers Association 2008–2010 and is an associate professor of voice and acting at CWRU. Devotees of folk music can find her 1980 Folkways album Love is Teasing housed in the archives of the Smithsonian Institution. McGee is an active member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Cameron Michalak

(Scenic Designer) is thrilled to be returning to Cleveland Play House! Previous design credits include Cleveland Play House productions of Venus in Fur, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour and A Soldier’s Tale with Catch and Release. CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program’s design credits include She Stoops to Conquer, A Philadelphia Story, more(Scenic Designer) is thrilled to be returning to Cleveland Play House! Previous design credits include Cleveland Play House productions of Venus in Fur, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour and A Soldier’s Tale with Catch and Release. CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program’s design credits include She Stoops to Conquer, A Philadelphia Story, The Three Sisters, The Misanthrope, and The Winter’s Tale. Selected local credits include The Night Alive, Ten More Minutes from Cleveland and Becky Shaw (Dobama Theatre); Assassins, Urinetown, Joseph..., and The Wiz (Near West Theatre); Young Frankenstein and Seminar (Beck Center); Sunday in the Park and Of Mice and Men (True North Cultural Arts); and Sweeney Todd and Hairspray (among many others) for the Music, Arts and Drama (M.A.D.) Factory in Oberlin. By day Cameron acts as Technical Director for Cleveland State University.

Kevin Montgomery

(Sound Designer/Audio Engineer) previously designed sound for the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program productions The Winter’s Taleand In Arabia We'd All Be Kings. He has worked as a Cleveland Play House sound board operator since 2011 for the productions Pollock, Marigold Wars,Ten Chimneys and In the Next Room, or the vibrator more(Sound Designer/Audio Engineer) previously designed sound for the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program productions The Winter’s Taleand In Arabia We'd All Be Kings. He has worked as a Cleveland Play House sound board operator since 2011 for the productions Pollock, Marigold Wars,Ten Chimneys and In the Next Room, or the vibrator play. Montgomery launched his audio career in the early 1990s as a musician, audio engineer, and producer working with local musicians in Miami, Florida and eventually relocating to Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 2000. After moving to Cleveland in 2007, he expanded his knowledge and experience as a student of Tri-C's Recording Arts & Technology program and is currently working with Eric Nolan Grant of the legendary O'Jays as House Engineer for Grant's label, BWR Records.

Cyrus C. Taylor

(Dean of CWRU College of Arts and Sciences) is the Albert A. Michelson Professor in Physics at Case Western Reserve University. He joined the CWRU faculty in 1988. He has been a member of the Faculty Senate and served as chair of the Senate's Budget Committee, as well as a more(Dean of CWRU College of Arts and Sciences) is the Albert A. Michelson Professor in Physics at Case Western Reserve University. He joined the CWRU faculty in 1988. He has been a member of the Faculty Senate and served as chair of the Senate's Budget Committee, as well as a member of the SAGES Implementation Task Force. He was a member of the Steering Committee of the Academic Careers in Engineering & Science (ACES) program at CWRU, the first private university to be funded by the National Science Foundation ADVANCE program to promote full participation of women at all levels of faculty and academic leadership. Dr. Taylor earned his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A former Truman Scholar, Lilly Foundation Teaching Fellow and Guggenheim Fellow, he has published more than 60 papers and given more than 70 invited talks. Taylor has worked in theoretical and experimental high-energy physics, serving as co-spokesman of the MiniMax collaboration (FNAL T-864) at Fermilab and as co-spokesperson of the FELIX collaboration at CERN. He created and directed the Physics Entrepreneurship Program (PEP), which he helped expand into the now internationally known Science Technology and Entrepreneurship Program (STEP) at CWRU. In 2002 he was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society for providing a new paradigm for graduate education in physics through creation of a Physics Entrepreneurship Master's Program and in 2003 was awarded the Price Institute Innovative Entrepreneurship Educators Award.

Richard Wilbur

(Translator) was born in New York City and received his Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College and a Master of Arts from Harvard. He has taught on the faculties of Harvard, Wellesley, Wesleyan, and Smith. Wilbur’s publications include six volumes of poetry and two collections of his selected verse; a more(Translator) was born in New York City and received his Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College and a Master of Arts from Harvard. He has taught on the faculties of Harvard, Wellesley, Wesleyan, and Smith. Wilbur’s publications include six volumes of poetry and two collections of his selected verse; a volume of his collected verse; translations of Molière’s four most outstanding verse plays; the musical Candide, for which he supplied most of the lyrics; a collection of his prose, and two books for children. His highly praised verse translations of Molière’s plays The Misanthrope, Tartuffe, The School for Wives, and The Learned Ladies have all been performed in New York and are frequently presented by resident theatre companies throughout the English-speaking world. He has also completed verse translations of two of Racine’s great tragedies: Andromache and Phaedra. Among Wilbur’s numerous awards are two Pulitzer Prizes. In 1987 he was named the second Poet Laureate of the United States, succeeding Robert Penn Warren.

Ron Wilson

Ron Wilson

(Movement Coach) returned to Cleveland in 1999 to serve as the Chairman of the Department of Theater at Case Western Reserve University and serves as the Director of the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting program. He has been the Resident Fight Choreographer with CPH since 1999. He has directed over 60 productions more(Movement Coach) returned to Cleveland in 1999 to serve as the Chairman of the Department of Theater at Case Western Reserve University and serves as the Director of the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting program. He has been the Resident Fight Choreographer with CPH since 1999. He has directed over 60 productions throughout his career so far. Directing credits for the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program include Metamorphoses, In Arabia We’d all Be Kings, Arcadia, Hurlyburly, Bus Stop, Hay Fever and The Real Inspector Hound. Other directing credits include The Triumph of Love, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; and The Comedy of Errors, Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Other credits include musical theater, opera, mime and movement theater. Acting credits include The Guardsman, Room Service and The Underpants, Cleveland Play House; and All’s Well That Ends Well, CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program.

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