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February 25 - March 7, 2015 , The Helen

CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program

The Philadelphia Story

written by Philip Barry
directed by Jerrold Scott

Run time: Approximately 2 hours, including two 10 minute intermissions

On the eve of heiress Tracy Lord's second marriage, a steady stream of visitors — including her ex-husband and the paparazzi — create a most unwelcoming guest list. With manners running high — and expectations low — the big question is whether Tracy will make it to the altar at all. In our era of tabloid journalism and growing class-consciousness, Philip Barry's classic romantic comedy is as potent and incisive as ever. The Philadelphia Story is a fascinating peek into the mixed-up lives of the rich and famous who seemingly "have it all."

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From left to right: Kathryn Metzger (Tracy Lord), Erin Bunting (Margaret Lord), and Nick Barbato (Seth Lord). Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Jeremiah Clapp (Macaulay Connor) and Katie O. Solomon (Elizabeth Imbrie). Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Alec Hynes (C.K. Dexter Haven) and Kathryn Metzger (Tracy Lord). Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Jeremiah Clapp (Macaulay Connor) and Kathryn Metzger (Tracy Lord). Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Jay Ben Markson (Alexander Lord) and Kathryn Metzger (Tracy Lord). Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Rickie McDowell (George Kittredge) and Kathryn Metzger (Tracy Lord). Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Alec Hynes (C.K. Dexter Haven) and Kathryn Metzger (Tracy Lord). Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Alec Hynes (C.K. Dexter Haven) and Megan King (Dinah Lord). Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Rickie McDowell (George Kittredge) and Kathryn Metzger (Tracy Lord). Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

Kathryn Metzger (Tracy Lord). Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Kathryn Metzger (Tracy Lord), Jeremiah Clapp (Macaulay Connor), and Katie O. Solomon (Elizabeth Imbrie). Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Katie O. Solomon (Elizabeth Imbrie), Jeremiah Clapp (Macaulay Connor), and Jay Ben Markson (Alexander Lord). Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Megan King (Dinah Lord), Jerrold Scott (Willie Q. Tracy), and Erin Bunting (Margaret Lord). Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

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Artists

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.

Nick Barbato

Nick Barbato

(Seth Lord) 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 more(Seth Lord) 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.

Sara Bogomolny

Sara Bogomolny

(Elsie) Sara is a junior at Case Western Reserve University where she is majoring in theatre with minors in dance and creative writing. CWRU credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Stop Kiss, Betty the Yeti, The Crucible, Dancing at Lughnasa (u/s) and The Rocky Horror Show. Sara more(Elsie) Sara is a junior at Case Western Reserve University where she is majoring in theatre with minors in dance and creative writing. CWRU credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Stop Kiss, Betty the Yeti, The Crucible, Dancing at Lughnasa (u/s) and The Rocky Horror Show. Sara will also be performing in this semester's CWRU production of The Learned Ladies. Additionally, Sara has studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art as a member of the inaugural class of the CWRU in London program.

Erin Bunting

Erin Bunting

(Margaret Tracy Lord) Erin is a 2007 graduate of the CWRU theatre program. Erin has previously performed with the CWRU/CPH MFA graduate ensemble in Heartbreak House, Present Laughter and Dead Man's Cell Phone. As a CWRU student, Erin appeared in numerous Eldred Theater productions including The Philadelphia Story, The Memory more(Margaret Tracy Lord) Erin is a 2007 graduate of the CWRU theatre program. Erin has previously performed with the CWRU/CPH MFA graduate ensemble in Heartbreak House, Present Laughter and Dead Man's Cell Phone. As a CWRU student, Erin appeared in numerous Eldred Theater productions including The Philadelphia Story, The Memory of Water and Much Ado About Nothing. She returned as a guest artist for Fifth of July.

Jeremiah Clapp

Jeremiah Clapp

(Macauley Connor) 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(Macauley Connor) 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.

Jim Green

Jim Green

(Thomas/Dr. Parsons) Jim is delighted to be making his Cleveland Play House debut. Credits include Slyfox, Twelfth Night, Taming of the Shrew and Borstal Boy, Cuyahoga Community College West; Of Mice and Men and Three Men on a Horse, Ensemble Theatre; Discordia, Cleveland Public Theatre; and A Streetcar Named Desire more(Thomas/Dr. Parsons) Jim is delighted to be making his Cleveland Play House debut. Credits include Slyfox, Twelfth Night, Taming of the Shrew and Borstal Boy, Cuyahoga Community College West; Of Mice and Men and Three Men on a Horse, Ensemble Theatre; Discordia, Cleveland Public Theatre; and A Streetcar Named Desire and A Flea in Her Ear, Lakeland Community College. Jim is currently adjunct faculty at Cuyahoga Community College West. He is also a founding member of Something Dada, Cleveland's longest-running improvisational theatre company.

Alec Hynes

Alec Hynes

(C.K. Dexter Haven) 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 more(C.K. Dexter Haven) 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

(Dinah Lord) 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(Dinah Lord) 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.

Aron Long

Aron Long

(Edward/Mac) appeared in the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program’s production of Twelfth Night last season. A new arrival to Cleveland, he recently graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater. Other work includes The Big Funk, The Three Sisters, Moby more(Edward/Mac) appeared in the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program’s production of Twelfth Night last season. A new arrival to Cleveland, he recently graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater. Other work includes The Big Funk, The Three Sisters, Moby Dick Rehearsed, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Fools and a key role in a nationally recognized devised physical piece entitled Dromnium.

Jay Ben Markson

Jay Ben Markson

(Alexander Lord) 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); more(Alexander Lord) 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

(George Kittredge) 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(George Kittredge) 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

(Tracy Lord) 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 more(Tracy Lord) 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.

Katie O.  Solomon

Katie O. Solomon

(Elizabeth Imbrie) Katie O. Solomon made her Cleveland Play House debut this fall as Abigail Williams in The Crucible. She has appeared in Cleveland Play House’s New Ground Theatre Festival reading of Grand Concourse directed by Kip Fagen and in the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program productions of The Two Gentlemen more(Elizabeth Imbrie) Katie O. Solomon made her Cleveland Play House debut this fall as Abigail Williams in The Crucible. She has appeared in Cleveland Play House’s New Ground Theatre Festival reading of Grand Concourse directed by Kip Fagen and in the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program productions of The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Philadelphia Story, The Three Sisters and Too True to Be Good. She is a Baltimore native and graduated from Towson University's Theatre Program with a concentration in performance. Other Baltimore credits include Everyman Theatre, WordBridge Playwrights Laboratory and ARTscape.

Philip Barry

(Playwright/1896-1949) Philip Barry was born on June 18, 1896, in Rochester, New York. Raised by his mother and brothers, Barry knew he wanted to become a writer at a young age instead of taking over the family marble-and-tile busi-ness. Barry attended Yale, but left during WWI to decipher cables for more(Playwright/1896-1949) Philip Barry was born on June 18, 1896, in Rochester, New York. Raised by his mother and brothers, Barry knew he wanted to become a writer at a young age instead of taking over the family marble-and-tile busi-ness. Barry attended Yale, but left during WWI to decipher cables for the U.S. Embassy in London. He later enrolled in George Pierce Baker’s play-writing course at Harvard, alumni of which include Eugene O’Neill and Thomas Wolfe. His first Broadway success, You and I, came in 1923 on the heels of his marriage and focused on marital obligations getting in the way of an artistic career. Barry’s next hit, Paris Bound (1927), was written while he and his family were living on the French Riviera among a circle that included F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald and Cole Porter. Holiday (1928), a depiction of an affluent American family con-fronted with less-than-conventional values, was filmed twice in 1930 and 1938, the latter starring Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn. Though known for his comedic works, Barry was a prac-ticing Roman Catholic who was, as theatre critic Brooks Atkinson noted, “attracted to moralistic themes about mankind,” which can be seen in The Joyous Season (1934). The Philadelphia Story (1939) is Barry’s most well-known and frequently revived work. It was made into a film in 1940, once again starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant; Hepburn also appeared in the play on Broadway. Philip Barry died of a heart attack in 1949 at the age of 53.

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.

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.

Jerrold Scott

Jerrold Scott

(Director/William Q. Tracy) is Katharine Bakeless Nason Professor of Theater at Case Western Reserve University where he teaches directing, classical acting, and speech and dialects, and also serves as Artistic Director of the Eldred Theater. For the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program, he has directed She Stoops to Conquer, The Philadelphia more(Director/William Q. Tracy) is Katharine Bakeless Nason Professor of Theater at Case Western Reserve University where he teaches directing, classical acting, and speech and dialects, and also serves as Artistic Director of the Eldred Theater. For the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program, he has directed She Stoops to Conquer, The Philadelphia Story, Present Laughter, Heartbreak House, The Real Thing, and performed in As You Like It. Jerrold has directed 15 productions at Eldred Theater including The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Other local directing credits include A Doll’s House, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Polish Joke (Beck Center for the Arts); As You Like It (Cleveland Shakespeare Festival); and A Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Weathervane Playhouse in Akron). Prior to his CWRU appointment, he worked as a director, actor, and educator in Washington, DC. He has taught at George Mason University, The Catholic University of America, and served a visiting lectureship at The Ohio State University. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre from the University of South Carolina/The Shakespeare Theatre, a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh, and pursued further study in classical performance at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Jerrold is a member of AEA, SAG-AFTRA and an associate member of SDC.

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.

Jeffrey Van Curtis

(Costume Designer) is Cleveland Play House’s costume shop manager. CPH design credits include A Carol for Cleveland, My Name is Asher Lev, Bill W. and Dr. Bob, Doubt, I Am My Own Wife, Rounding Third, Proof, Dinner with Friends, and Art. CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program design credits include A Philadelphia more(Costume Designer) is Cleveland Play House’s costume shop manager. CPH design credits include A Carol for Cleveland, My Name is Asher Lev, Bill W. and Dr. Bob, Doubt, I Am My Own Wife, Rounding Third, Proof, Dinner with Friends, and Art. CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program design credits include A Philadelphia Story, Twelfth Night, The Winter’s Tale, An Orchard, All’s Well That Ends Well, and others; along with several CPH Theatre for Children productions. Other design credits include Singin’ on the Ohio and The Goblins will Git You at The Lantern Theatre, productions at Coconut Grove Playhouse and Studio Arena Theatre, and work on the film Kansas City. He has also created wigs for a number of CPH productions. He holds his Master of Fine Arts, Costume Design and Technology from University of Missouri–Kansas City. Jeffrey thanks CPH's Costume, Wardrobe and Wigs staff for their creativity, enthusiasm and support.

Ron Wilson

Ron Wilson

(Assistant Director/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 more(Assistant Director/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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