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March 5 - 15, 2014 , The Helen

CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program

Too True To Be Good

written by George Bernard Shaw
directed by Donald Carrier

Run time: Act I: 35 minutes Intermission: 15 minutes Act II: 45 minutes Intermission: 10 minutes Act III:

What would you do if you finally got everything you always wanted? A rich young woman catches a pair of burglars in her bedroom. But instead of seeking help, the three embark on a permanent beach holiday and a life of fabulous riches and freedom in Shaw’s timely tale of out-of-control wealth and self-discovery.

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Jeremiah Clapp as Colonel Tallboys, Megan King as Mrs. Mopply, and Katie O. Solomon as Miss Mopply. Photo by: Roger Mastroianni.

Jeremiah Clapp as Colonel Tallboys and Nick Barbato as Private Meek. Photo by: Roger Mastroianni.

Jeremiah Clapp as Colonel Tallboys and Megan King as Mrs. Mopply. Photo by: Roger Mastroianni.

Rickie McDowell as Sergeant Fielding, Kathryn Metzger as Sweetie, and Jay Ben Markson as The Father. Photo by: Roger Mastroianni.

Rickie McDowell as Sergeant Fielding and Kathryn Metzger as Sweetie. Photo by: Roger Mastroianni.

Katie O. Solomon as Miss Mopply, Nick Barbato as Private Meek, and Kathryn Metzger as Sweetie. Photo by: Roger Mastroianni.

Nick Barbato as Private Meek, Katie O. Solomon as Miss Mopply, Jeremiah Clapp as Colonel Tallboys, and Alec Hines as Popsy. Photo by: Roger Mastroianni.

Kathryn Metzger as Sweetie, Alec Hines as Popsy, and Jeremiah Clapp as Colonel Tallboys. Photo by: Roger Mastroianni.

Katie O. Solomon as Miss Mopply and Alec Hines as Popsy. Photo by: Roger Mastroianni.

Katie O. Solomon as Miss Mopply, Alec Hines as Popsy, and Kathryn Metzger as Sweetie. Photo by: Roger Mastroianni.

Katie O. Solomon as Miss Mopply, Kathryn Metzger as Sweetie, and Jeremiah Clapp as Colonel Tallboys. Photo by: Roger Mastroianni.

Katie O. Solomon as Miss Mopply, Kathryn Metzger as Sweetie, and Jeremiah Clapp as Colonel Tallboys. Photo by: Roger Mastroianni.

Kathryn Metzger as Sweetie, Alec Hines as Popsy, and Katie O. Solomon as Miss Mopply. Photo by: Roger Mastroianni.

Alec Hines as Popsy, Katie O. Solomon as Miss Mopply, and Kathryn Metzger as Sweetie. Photo by: Roger Mastroianni.

Nick Barbato as the Doctor and Megan King as Mrs. Mopply. Photo by: Roger Mastroianni.

Katie O. Solomon as Miss Mopply and Jay Ben Markson as The Microbe in the Case Western Reserve/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program production of Too True to Be Good in The Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Theatre at PlayhouseSquare, March 5-15. Photo by: Roger Mastroianni.

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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

(Dialect Coach) 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 more(Dialect Coach) 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.

Nick Barbato

Nick Barbato

(The Doctor/Private Meek) Nick Barbato has appeared at The Cleveland Play House in The Little Foxes, The Crucible, and as an understudy in A Christmas Story. His CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program credits include The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Philadelphia Story, The Three Sisters and Too True to Be Good. more(The Doctor/Private Meek) Nick Barbato has appeared at The Cleveland Play House in The Little Foxes, The Crucible, and as an understudy in A Christmas Story. His CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program credits include The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Philadelphia Story, The Three Sisters and Too True to Be Good. Other credits include: Violins of Hope in collaboration with The Cleveland Orchestra, The Upright Citizens Brigade (NYC), The Ohio Shakespeare Festival, and many commercials and industrial films. He is originally from Syracuse, NY where he received his Bachelor's Degree at Le Moyne College.

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.

Jeremiah Clapp

Jeremiah Clapp

(Colonel Tallboys) Jeremiah Clapp appeared at Cleveland Play House in Rebecca Gilman's Luna Gale, The Crucible, and Clybourne Park. He’s also appeared in the staged readings of Grand Concourse, and Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors during CPH’s New Ground Festival. His CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program credits include The Two more(Colonel Tallboys) Jeremiah Clapp appeared at Cleveland Play House in Rebecca Gilman's Luna Gale, The Crucible, and Clybourne Park. He’s also appeared in the staged readings of Grand Concourse, and Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors during CPH’s New Ground Festival. His CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program credits include The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Philadelphia Story, The Three Sisters, Too True To Be Good and the first ever workshop of Utopia, Minnesota by Meg Miroshnik. Other credits include Allies (Baltimore Center Stage video series My America Too); The Violins of Hope (The Cleveland Orchestra/CPH); Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V (Ohio Shakespeare Festival); Virginia Woolf's Orlando (New World Performance Lab). A native of Houston, TX with a B.A. from Texas A&M - Corpus Christi, he's an alumnus of New York City's Stella Adler Studio of Acting Anton Chekhov Summer Intensive, has studied in Italy with NWPL and at the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards and is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association.

Alec Hynes

Alec Hynes

(Popsy) Regional credits include: The Crucible, understudy in the Ken Ludwig’s world premiere of A Comedy of Tenors (Cleveland Play House), The Violins of Hope (CPH/Cleveland Orchestra collaboration), The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Riverside Theatre), and the world premiere of The more(Popsy) Regional credits include: The Crucible, understudy in the Ken Ludwig’s world premiere of A Comedy of Tenors (Cleveland Play House), The Violins of Hope (CPH/Cleveland Orchestra collaboration), The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Riverside Theatre), and the world premiere of The Toymaker’s War (Working Group Theatre). With CWRU/CPH: The Philadelphia Story, The Three Sisters, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Too True to be Good. Alec holds an MFA in Acting from CWRU/CPH, and graduated Cornell College with a Bachelor of Special Studies in Religions, Performance Studies, and Theatre.

Megan King

Megan King

(Mrs. Mopply) was most recently seen on Cleveland Play House's stage in Luna Gale as Karlie Quinn. Other CPH credits include: The Little Foxes, The Crucible and an understudy for A Christmas Story. She is proud to be a recent graduate of the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program's class of 2016 more(Mrs. Mopply) was most recently seen on Cleveland Play House's stage in Luna Gale as Karlie Quinn. Other CPH credits include: The Little Foxes, The Crucible and an understudy for A Christmas Story. She is proud to be a recent graduate of the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program's class of 2016 and her credits from the program include: The Philadelphia Story, The Three Sisters, Too True to Be Good and Two Gentlemen of Verona. Undergraduate credits include: Dromnium, a devised movement piece, which won seven national awards from The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, as well as God of Carnage and The Three Sisters. Megan is a class of 2013 graduate from the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith with her B.A. in Theatre Performance. She also holds an Associates of Fine Arts Degree from Arkansas State University Beebe.

Jay Ben Markson

Jay Ben Markson

(The Microbe/The Father) Jay Ben Markson most recently understudied Cliff in Austin Pendleton's production of Luna Gale at Cleveland Play House. Other roles at CPH: Ezekiel Cheever (The Crucible, dir. Laura Kepley); Violins of Hope (co-pro with Cleveland Symphony Orchestra). Other regional credits: Our Town (Huntington Theatre Company, dir. David more(The Microbe/The Father) Jay Ben Markson most recently understudied Cliff in Austin Pendleton's production of Luna Gale at Cleveland Play House. Other roles at CPH: Ezekiel Cheever (The Crucible, dir. Laura Kepley); Violins of Hope (co-pro with Cleveland Symphony Orchestra). Other regional credits: Our Town (Huntington Theatre Company, dir. David Cromer); Mrs. Whitney (Merrimack Repertory Theatre, dir. Kyle Fabel). CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program productions: Valentine (Two Gentlemen of Verona, dir. Paul Mullins), Sandy (The Philadelphia Story), Kulygin (The Three Sisters) and The Microbe/The Elder (Too True to Be Good). Jay Ben is Associate Artistic Director of MaineStage Shakespeare, in Kennebunk, Maine; credits there include Cassius, Macbeth, Touchstone, Mercutio, and Puck.

Rickie McDowell

Rickie McDowell

(Sergeant Fielding) Rickie McDowell was recently seen on the Cleveland Play House stage as Herrick in The Crucible and was a part of the A Christmas Story team understudying “The Old Man”. Rickie comes from Detroit, Michigan with a Bachelors in Performing Arts and a concentration in Comprehensive Communications from more(Sergeant Fielding) Rickie McDowell was recently seen on the Cleveland Play House stage as Herrick in The Crucible and was a part of the A Christmas Story team understudying “The Old Man”. Rickie comes from Detroit, Michigan with a Bachelors in Performing Arts and a concentration in Comprehensive Communications from Eastern Michigan University. His theatre credits from the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program include The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Philadelphia Story, The Three Sisters and Too True to Be Good. Rickie also possesses an array of experience in film, which includes appearing in episodes of Lee Martin's The Midnight Hour, and producing/directing short dramas.

Kathryn Metzger

Kathryn Metzger

(Sweetie) Kathryn Metzger received her Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts and English from Case Western Reserve University. Kathryn most recently appeared in CPH’s production of The Crucible, as well as understudying both CPH productions of Ken Ludwig’s Comedy of Tenors and A Christmas Story. CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program credits more(Sweetie) Kathryn Metzger received her Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts and English from Case Western Reserve University. Kathryn most recently appeared in CPH’s production of The Crucible, as well as understudying both CPH productions of Ken Ludwig’s Comedy of Tenors and A Christmas Story. CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program credits include Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Philadelphia Story, The Three Sisters and Too True to Be Good. She has also appeared in Island Stage Left’s production of The Taming of the Shrew. While an undergraduate at CWRU, Kathryn appeared in the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program’s production of The Winter’s Tale, directed by Geoff Bullen, Associate Director at RADA, as well as numerous other productions, including Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Top Girls, and The Heidi Chronicles. Kathryn is a proud alumna of the British American Drama Academy and is currently working towards her certification with the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium.

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.

Meghan Cvetic

(Production Assistant) recently served as production assistant for CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program productions of Too True to be Good, Twelfth Night and The Misanthrope. Other stage management credits include Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical, Olmsted Performing Arts Center; Annieand Hairspray, Lorain Community Music Theatre; West Side Story, TrueNorth Cultural Arts; more(Production Assistant) recently served as production assistant for CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program productions of Too True to be Good, Twelfth Night and The Misanthrope. Other stage management credits include Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical, Olmsted Performing Arts Center; Annieand Hairspray, Lorain Community Music Theatre; West Side Story, TrueNorth Cultural Arts; and Water Ways (assistant stage manager), Cleveland Public Theatre. Meghan earned her undergraduate degree at Michigan State University and stage managed the Department of Theatre’s productions of Legally Blonde: The Musical, boom and Return to the Upright Position: The 9/11 Testimony Project.

Jill Davis

(Scenic Designer) Jill Davis is an Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University teaching scenic and lighting design and serving as Resident Scenic and Lighting Designer. Set designs for CWRU undergraduate productions include, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Betty the Yeti, The Learned Ladies, and The Addams Family. Set designs more(Scenic Designer) Jill Davis is an Associate Professor at Case Western Reserve University teaching scenic and lighting design and serving as Resident Scenic and Lighting Designer. Set designs for CWRU undergraduate productions include, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Betty the Yeti, The Learned Ladies, and The Addams Family. Set designs for the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program include Clybourne Park, Too True to Be Good, Identity Theft, Present Laughter, An Orchard, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, Big Love, and Little Foxes. Other professional set design credits include Chez Feydeau (The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London); Marjorie Prime, The Mystery of Love and Sex, Belleville, Time Stands Still, and Grizzly Mama (Dobama Theater); and A Doll’s House (The American Stage Theater Company). As the Charge Scenic Artist at Cleveland Play House 2001-2011, she was in charge of painting the sets for over 100 productions. Jilldavisscenicdesign.com.

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.

Kaitlin LaVella Kelly

(Stage Manager) has extensive experience in the technical aspects of theatre. Cleveland Play House credits include stage manager for The Pianist of Willesden Lane, the New Ground Theatre Festival reading of Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 and the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program productions of The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The more(Stage Manager) has extensive experience in the technical aspects of theatre. Cleveland Play House credits include stage manager for The Pianist of Willesden Lane, the New Ground Theatre Festival reading of Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 and the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program productions of The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Philadelphia Story and Too True to Be Good. Production Assistant credits include The Winter’s Tale (CWRU/CPH), Informed Consent, Tappin’ Thru Life, Every Good Boy Deserves Favor and the staged reading of 8. She also served on run crew for A Carol for Cleveland and Ten Chimneys. Kelly has worked nationally with numerous companies such as Theatre Ninjas, Gershwin Theatre, Hartford Stage, Cleveland Public Theatre, Opera Cleveland, Cleveland Museum of Art, The Cleveland Orchestra, Fairmount Theater Academy, RCS Event Production, Cain Park, Canton Guild Players, Stocker Performing Arts Center, Stonington Opera House, Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant, Motherlodge, Miller Outdoor Theatre, Stages Repertory Theatre, Houston Grand Opera and various others.

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.

George Bernard Shaw

(Playwright) was born in Dublin in 1856, where he grew up in genteel poverty, attended four schools, and was tutored by a clerical uncle. He moved to London in 1876, declared himself a socialist in 1882, and joined the Fabian Society in 1884; soon he distinguished himself as an effective more(Playwright) was born in Dublin in 1856, where he grew up in genteel poverty, attended four schools, and was tutored by a clerical uncle. He moved to London in 1876, declared himself a socialist in 1882, and joined the Fabian Society in 1884; soon he distinguished himself as an effective public speaker and incisive critic of music, art and drama. Shaw’s first play Widowers’ Houses was followed by The Philanderer and Mrs Warren’s Profession. Published as Plays Unpleasant (1898), these works reflect his admiration for the “new drama” of Henrik Ibsen. More palatable, though still rich with challenges to conventional middleclass values, were his Plays Pleasant (1898), which included Arms and The Man, Candida, The Man of Destiny and You Never Can Tell. In 1897, the successful American debut of The Devil’s Disciple enabled him to quit his job as a drama critic and make his living as a playwright. In 1898 he married Charlotte Payne-Townshend, an heiress and activist for women’s rights. Shaw’s plays attained popularity in London with premieres at the Royal Court Theatre of John Bull’s Other Island (1904), Man and Superman (1905), Major Barbara (1905) and The Doctor’s Dilemma (1906). Pygmalion premiered in 1913. In Heartbreak House (performed 1920), he exposed the spiritual bankruptcy of the generation responsible for the carnage of World War I. Next came Back to Methuselah (1922) and Saint Joan (1923), which led to his receiving the 1925 Nobel Prize for Literature. Shaw continued to write until his death in 1950.

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.

Cyrus C. Taylor

(Dean of WRCU 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 WRCU 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.

Ron Wilson

Ron Wilson

(Fight Choreographer) 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(Fight Choreographer) 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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