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October 10 - November 8, 2015 , Outcalt Theatre

The Crucible

written by Arthur Miller
directed by Laura Kepley

Run time: 2:50 including intermission

Presented by

John P. Murphy Foundation

The village of Salem is run wild with tales of witchcraft. Deep-seated jealousies, lust and greed are bubbling to the surface from the heat of each neighbor’s exaggerated accusations. Revenge has replaced reason; mere rumors are now damning evidence — and no one is safe. Astoundingly relevant, Arthur Miller’s controversial American classic dares to put us all on trial.

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From left to right: Ray Shell (Giles Corey), Chuck Richie (Francis Nurse), Nick Barbato (Hopkins), Mahira Kakkar (Mary Warren), Rickie McDowell (Marshal Herrick), Jeremiah Clapp (Guard), Katie O. Solomon (Abigail Williams), Esau Pritchett (John Proctor), Ben Mehl (Reverend John Hale), Alec Hynes (Judge Hathorne), Donald Carrier (Reverend Parris), John Herrera (Deputy Governor Danforth), Megan King (Mercy Lewis), Lauren Cole (Young Girl), Lauryn Hobbs (Susanna Walcott), Yumi Ndhlovu (Betty Parris), and Jay Ben Markson (Ezekiel Cheever). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Yumi Ndhlovu (Betty Parris), Katie O. Solomon (Abigail Williams), Tracee Patterson (Ann Putnam), Ben Mehl (Reverend John Hale), Socorro Santiago (Tituba), Donald Carrier (Reverend Parris) Fabio Polanco (Thomas Putnam), and Ray Shell (Giles Corey). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Ben Mehl (Reverend John Hale), Donald Carrier (Reverend Parris), Fabio Polanco (Thomas Putnam), Katie O. Solomon (Abigail Williams), Ray Shell (Giles Corey), and Tracee Patterson (Ann Putnam). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Yumi Ndhlovu (Betty Parris), Esau Pritchett (John Proctor), and Katie O. Solomon (Abigail Williams). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Katie O. Solomon (Abigail Williams), Donald Carrier (Reverend Parris), Fabio Polanco (Thomas Putnam), Tracee Patterson (Ann Putnam), and Megan King (Mercy Lewis). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Rachel Leslie (Elizabeth Proctor) and Esau Pritchett (John Proctor). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni

John Herrera (Deputy Governor Danforth). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Esau Pritchett (John Proctor), Elise Pakiela (Betty Parris), Kayleigh Hahn (Young Girl), Katie O. Solomon (Abigail Williams), Lauryn Hobbs (Susanna Walcott), Mahira Kakkar (Mary Warren), and Megan King (Mercy Lewis). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Esau Pritchett (John Proctor), John Herrera (Deputy Governor Danforth), Katie O. Solomon (Abigail Williams), and Rickie McDowell (Marshal Herrick). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Katie O. Solomon (Abigail Williams), Rachel Leslie (Elizabeth Proctor), Donald Carrier (Reverend Parris), Alec Hynes (Judge Hathorne), and John Herrera (Deputy Governor Danforth). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: John Herrera (Deputy Governor Danforth), Kayleigh Hahn (Young Girl), Jay Ben Markson (Ezekiel Cheever), Megan King (Mercy Lewis), Lauryn Hobbs (Susanna Walcott), Katie O. Solomon (Abigail Williams), and Elise Pakiela (Betty Parris). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Fabio Polanco (Thomas Putnam), Ben Mehl (Reverend John Hale), Alec Hynes (Judge Hathorne), Donald Carrier (Reverend Parris), Mahira Kakkar (Mary Warren), and John Herrera (Deputy Governor Danforth). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Socorro Santiago (Tituba), Fabio Polanco (Thomas Putnam), Tracee Patterson (Ann Putnam), Elise Pakiela (Betty Parris), Ben Mehl (Reverend John Hale), Katie O. Solomon (Abigail Williams), and Ray Shell (Giles Corey). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Katie O. Solomon (Abigail Williams), Ben Mehl (Reverend John Hale), Elise Pakiela (Betty Parris), Socorro Santiago (Tituba), Tracee Patterson (Ann Putnam), Ray Shell (Giles Corey), Donald Carrier (Reverend Parris), and Fabio Polanco (Thomas Putnam). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Ben Mehl (Reverend John Hale), Dorothy Silver (Rebecca Nurse), Elise Pakiela (Betty Parris), Tracee Patterson (Ann Putnam), and Donald Carrier (Reverend Parris). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Esau Pritchett (John Proctor), Elise Pakiela (Betty Parris), and Dorothy Silver (Rebecca Nurse). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni

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Nick Barbato

Nick Barbato

(Hopkins) 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 more(Hopkins) 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

(Reverend Parris) 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, more(Reverend Parris) 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

(Guard/Understudy Hale) 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(Guard/Understudy Hale) 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.

Lauren Cole

Lauren Cole

(Young Girl) is performing in her third show at Cleveland Play House. Prior to The Crucible she appeared in A Christmas Story and Inherit The Wind. Lauren has been involved in many local productions including: EAT: It’s Not Food (a touring production); Heaven Can Wait (University School) and The Importance more(Young Girl) is performing in her third show at Cleveland Play House. Prior to The Crucible she appeared in A Christmas Story and Inherit The Wind. Lauren has been involved in many local productions including: EAT: It’s Not Food (a touring production); Heaven Can Wait (University School) and The Importance of Being Earnest (Hawken School). Lauren has been involved in theatre since the age of six. Along with theatre, Lauren has a passion for volunteering with children with special needs. Lauren is a senior at Hawken School and is hoping to major in film production in college.

Kayleigh Hahn

Kayleigh Hahn

(Young Girl) is very excited to be making her Cleveland Play House debut in The Crucible. Currently a sophomore at Magnificat High School, one of Kayleigh’s favorite roles was playing Inga in Young Frankenstein, the Musical at St. Ignatius High School. Last season, she had the opportunity to more(Young Girl) is very excited to be making her Cleveland Play House debut in The Crucible. Currently a sophomore at Magnificat High School, one of Kayleigh’s favorite roles was playing Inga in Young Frankenstein, the Musical at St. Ignatius High School. Last season, she had the opportunity to perform in the ensemble of The Merry Wives of Windsor at Great Lakes Theater and The Pajama Game at Magnificat. Other theatrical experiences include performing in over a dozen shows at her alma mater, The Academy of Saint Adalbert in Berea, and working with talented Broadway artists at Playhouse Square’s Broadway Summer Camps, including cast members of Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life (CPH production), Disney’s The Lion King, and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. She has studied dance at O’Connor Dance Studio in Parma for the last thirteen years. Special thanks to family and friends for all of their support!

John Herrera

John Herrera

(Deputy Governor Danforth) received a Tony nomination for playing Neville in the original production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Also on Broadway he appeared in Evita, 1776, Camelot, Man of La Mancha and The Threepenny Opera. Off-Broadway, John created the role of Kevin in In the Heights. National tours more(Deputy Governor Danforth) received a Tony nomination for playing Neville in the original production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Also on Broadway he appeared in Evita, 1776, Camelot, Man of La Mancha and The Threepenny Opera. Off-Broadway, John created the role of Kevin in In the Heights. National tours include Chess, Les Misérables, Evita and Angels in America. A selection of his regional theater credits are Red (Orlando Shakespeare Theater); Anna in the Tropics (Seattle Repertory Theatre); All's Well that Ends Well (Triad Stage) and a Jefferson nomination for playing George in Sunday in the Park with George (Goodman Theatre). The House That Jack Built, a new independent film that John appears in will be released this fall.

Lauryn Hobbs

Lauryn Hobbs

(Susanna Walcott) is a senior at Shaker Heights High School, and is making her Cleveland Play House debut. Theatrical credits include: The Wiz (Karamu House); West Side Story (TrueNorth Cultural Arts); Miracle and Wonder (Ensemble Theatre); Once On This Island (Shaker Heights High School) and the Dreamhouse benefit at Dobama more(Susanna Walcott) is a senior at Shaker Heights High School, and is making her Cleveland Play House debut. Theatrical credits include: The Wiz (Karamu House); West Side Story (TrueNorth Cultural Arts); Miracle and Wonder (Ensemble Theatre); Once On This Island (Shaker Heights High School) and the Dreamhouse benefit at Dobama Theatre/MOCA. In 2014/2015 she was one of three students awarded a National Young Arts honorable mention for the musical theatre category in Ohio. Lauryn studied at the Dobama Emerging Artist Program and was recently in Philadelphia with the Broadway Dreams Foundation. At Shaker she studies Shakespeare, Corporeal mime, and Comedia dell'arte. Next she will be in Kris Kringle the Musical at Olmsted Performing Arts Center as well as auditioning for many colleges in hopes of pursuing a BFA in musical theatre.

Alec Hynes

Alec Hynes

(Judge Hathorne) 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 more(Judge Hathorne) 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.

Mahira Kakkar

Mahira Kakkar

(Mary Warren) is a New York-based Juilliard trained actor. Regional credits include Our Town (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Rafta Rafta (The Old Globe); Inana (Denver Center for the Performing Arts); and Five Mile Lake (McCarter Theatre Center). New York credits include Ensemble Studio Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, The New Group, Primary Stages more(Mary Warren) is a New York-based Juilliard trained actor. Regional credits include Our Town (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Rafta Rafta (The Old Globe); Inana (Denver Center for the Performing Arts); and Five Mile Lake (McCarter Theatre Center). New York credits include Ensemble Studio Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, The New Group, Primary Stages and The Pearl Theatre. Recent TV credits include Louie, The Blacklist and Odd Mom Out. Film: Hank and Asha, Oil and Vinegar, and Hechki.

Megan King

Megan King

(Mercy Lewis) 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(Mercy Lewis) 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.

Mia Knight

Mia Knight

(Susanna Walcott) is a sophomore Honors student at Beachwood High School. Mia is honored to be a part of the wonderful company of Cleveland Play House once again, having performed in the world premiere of A Carol for Cleveland. Her most recent performances include The Merry Wives of Windsor and more(Susanna Walcott) is a sophomore Honors student at Beachwood High School. Mia is honored to be a part of the wonderful company of Cleveland Play House once again, having performed in the world premiere of A Carol for Cleveland. Her most recent performances include The Merry Wives of Windsor and A Christmas Carol (Great Lakes Theater) and South Pacific (Porthouse Theatre). Other credits include Into the Woods and The Color Purple (Karamu House) and The Prime of Mrs. Jean Brodie (Fairmount Performing Arts Conservatory). Outside of theatre Mia is also a member of the Track & Field team where as a freshman she participated and medaled at the Ohio state meet and was named All-Ohio track & field athlete.

Rachel Leslie

Rachel Leslie

(Elizabeth Proctor) is pleased to be back at CPH, where she previously appeared as Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible and also in In The Next Room, or the vibrator play. In NYC, Rachel appeared in Nightlands (New Georges), The Conscientious Objector (Keen Company) and Women of Orleans (HERE Arts Center). more(Elizabeth Proctor) is pleased to be back at CPH, where she previously appeared as Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible and also in In The Next Room, or the vibrator play. In NYC, Rachel appeared in Nightlands (New Georges), The Conscientious Objector (Keen Company) and Women of Orleans (HERE Arts Center). She’s had the privilege of working at many regional theatres, including Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Shakespeare Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Shakespeare & Company, Indiana Repertory Theatre, The Guthrie Theater, Syracuse Stage, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Round House Theatre and The Berkshire Theatre Festival. Film and TV credits include The Ticket, Difficult People, Unforgettable, Alpha House, 666 Park Avenue and Law & Order. Rachel is a founding member of Quick Silver Theater Co. and holds an MFA from Temple University.

Jay Ben Markson

Jay Ben Markson

(Ezekiel Cheever) 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(Ezekiel Cheever) 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

(Marshal Herrick) 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(Marshal Herrick) 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.

Ben Mehl

Ben Mehl

(Reverend John Hale) is returning to Cleveland Play House after appearing in Yentl. Off-Broadway, he performed in The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park in A Comedy of Errors and in the Public’s Mobile Unit production of Pericles, Prince of Tyre. He also co-starred in the OBIE award winning New more(Reverend John Hale) is returning to Cleveland Play House after appearing in Yentl. Off-Broadway, he performed in The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park in A Comedy of Errors and in the Public’s Mobile Unit production of Pericles, Prince of Tyre. He also co-starred in the OBIE award winning New York premiere of Habit at Performance Space 122 and Crossing the Line and in Faultline Theatre’s At the Table. Other New York theatre includes The NYIT award nominated Law of Return at the 4th Street Theatre and the 52nd Street Project. Regional theatre includes Troublemaker (Berkeley Repertory Theatre); Six Degrees of Separation (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Henry V (Two River Theater) and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Chautauqua Theater Company). Ben was in the film The Fly Room and the TV show Supernatural Investigator. He holds a master’s degree in acting from the NYU/Tisch Graduate Acting Program.

Kathryn Metzger

Kathryn Metzger

(Sarah Good) 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(Sarah Good) 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.

Yumi Ndhlovu

Yumi Ndhlovu

(Betty Parris) is a sixth grader at Hathaway Brown School. Born in New York City, Yumi has lived in the Turks and Caicos Islands and now in Cleveland, OH. At CPH she has appeared in The Crucible (Betty Parris) and A Christmas Story (Helen). Most recently, she played the role more(Betty Parris) is a sixth grader at Hathaway Brown School. Born in New York City, Yumi has lived in the Turks and Caicos Islands and now in Cleveland, OH. At CPH she has appeared in The Crucible (Betty Parris) and A Christmas Story (Helen). Most recently, she played the role of Young Fiona in Shrek, the Musical with University School and Hathaway Brown. She also was in Shrek, the Musical at Near West Theatre. Yumi has been in seven productions at Heights Youth Theatre including Aladdin, Peter Pan, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The King and I, Annie and The Wiz. Additionally, she was seen in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown at Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute. Yumi also loves songwriting, playing the piano, music video production, her friends and candy. She also wrote and co-produced a music video called “Girls”. Yumi is thrilled to share The Good Peaches stage with her grandmother, Yoko Moore: Assistant Concertmaster with The Cleveland Orchestra. To find out more about Yumi, go to yumindhlovu.com.

Elise Pakiela

Elise Pakiela

(Betty Parris) is grateful to be making her Cleveland Play House debut. Recent credits include: Songs for Story Shifters Cabaret (Featured Vocalist, Triad Theatre, NYC); Annie, The Children’s Hour, and Young Frankenstein (Beck Center for the Arts); Much Ado About Nothing and Henry V (Ohio Shakespeare Festival); Kris Kringle the more(Betty Parris) is grateful to be making her Cleveland Play House debut. Recent credits include: Songs for Story Shifters Cabaret (Featured Vocalist, Triad Theatre, NYC); Annie, The Children’s Hour, and Young Frankenstein (Beck Center for the Arts); Much Ado About Nothing and Henry V (Ohio Shakespeare Festival); Kris Kringle the Musical (Angel Polar Bear Productions); Shrek the Musical and Yesterday Once More (Mercury Theatre Company); and The Giver (Players Guild Theatre). Elise trains in acting, voice, dance, and voiceover both locally and in New York City, where she is an alumna of Broadway Artists Alliance. elisepakiela.com

Tracee Patterson

Tracee Patterson

(Ann Putnam) appeared as Ann Putnam in CPH’s critically acclaimed 2016 production of The Crucible. Her recent appearances include summer productions of Sister Act and Footloose with Porthouse Theatre at Blossom Music Center, as well as The Realistic Joneses at Dobama Theatre last spring. Other credits include The Merry Wives more(Ann Putnam) appeared as Ann Putnam in CPH’s critically acclaimed 2016 production of The Crucible. Her recent appearances include summer productions of Sister Act and Footloose with Porthouse Theatre at Blossom Music Center, as well as The Realistic Joneses at Dobama Theatre last spring. Other credits include The Merry Wives of Windsor, Les Misérables and Deathtrap (Great Lakes Theater); Henry V (Ohio Shakespeare Festival); Fiddler on the Roof (Porthouse Theatre); Medea (Mamaí Theatre) God of Carnage, Dead Man’s Cell Phone and The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? (Dobama Theatre); A Little Night Music (Fairmount Theatre); Songs for a New World, The Sound of Music and Nine (Cain Park); Song and Dance, The Seagull, Beauty and the Beast and Breakup Notebook: The Lesbian Musical (Beck Center for the Arts).

Fabio  Polanco

Fabio Polanco

(Thomas Putnam) previously appeared at Cleveland Play House in The Crucible, A Grand Night for Singing, The Grapes of Wrath and the reading of Informed Consent. Other credits include the Broadway national tour of Les Misérables, and performances at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Great Lakes Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, more(Thomas Putnam) previously appeared at Cleveland Play House in The Crucible, A Grand Night for Singing, The Grapes of Wrath and the reading of Informed Consent. Other credits include the Broadway national tour of Les Misérables, and performances at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Great Lakes Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Signature Theatre, Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, Porthouse Theatre, Cain Park, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Repertory Theatre of St Louis, Dobama Theatre, and Idaho Shakespeare Festival. His film and television credits include The Next Three Days, The Ides of March, The Lifeguard, Pups United, Downward Dog, Guiding Light and As the World Turns. Fabio holds a B.A. from Temple University and M.F.A. from Case Western Reserve University. He is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Kent State University and a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association since 1996.

Esau Pritchett

Esau Pritchett

(John Proctor) is originally from Saginaw, MI, and earned a B.A. in performing arts/theatre from Oakland University in Rochester, MI in 1998. He has worked in many regional theatres across the country over the past 15 years. His theatre credits include many Shakespeare productions as well as some contemporary plays. more(John Proctor) is originally from Saginaw, MI, and earned a B.A. in performing arts/theatre from Oakland University in Rochester, MI in 1998. He has worked in many regional theatres across the country over the past 15 years. His theatre credits include many Shakespeare productions as well as some contemporary plays. He has been featured on the long running crime dramas Law and Order, Law and Order: Criminal Intent and Law and Order: SVU. He is also featured in HBO’s upcoming crime drama, Crime, and will be featured on an episode of the upcoming season of Orange Is The New Black. He has also appeared in a number of New York Indie Films.

Chuck Richie

Chuck Richie

(Francis Nurse) returns to Cleveland Play House having most recently appeared here in the acclaimed 2015 revival of The Crucible. Other CPH: A Christmas Carol, Much Ado About Nothing, Animal Farm, and A Tuna Christmas. Regional: Hairspray, Hello, Dolly! (Porthouse Theatre); THREADS OF COMPASSION The Voices of My more(Francis Nurse) returns to Cleveland Play House having most recently appeared here in the acclaimed 2015 revival of The Crucible. Other CPH: A Christmas Carol, Much Ado About Nothing, Animal Farm, and A Tuna Christmas. Regional: Hairspray, Hello, Dolly! (Porthouse Theatre); THREADS OF COMPASSION The Voices of My Past (solo performance, Liminis Theater). New York: Starmites (original Off-Off-Broadway production); Romeo and Juliet (Gallery Players); Pericles (Theatre for the New City); The Taming of the Shrew (Performing Garage/Shakespeare & Co., founding company member). Mr. Richie is Professor Emeritus at Kent State University, and is also a voice and dialect coach.

Socorro Santiago

Socorro Santiago

(Tituba) has previous credits that include Cleveland Play House: Daphne’s Dive (Workshop). Broadway: The Bacchae (Circle in the Square). Off-Broadway: 59E59th Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYTW, The Public Theater, Naked Angles, and Adoration of the Old Woman (INTAR). Regional: Another Word for Beauty (Goodman Theatre); Yerma workshop and Boleros for more(Tituba) has previous credits that include Cleveland Play House: Daphne’s Dive (Workshop). Broadway: The Bacchae (Circle in the Square). Off-Broadway: 59E59th Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYTW, The Public Theater, Naked Angles, and Adoration of the Old Woman (INTAR). Regional: Another Word for Beauty (Goodman Theatre); Yerma workshop and Boleros for the Disenchanted (IRNE Actress nomination, Huntington Theatre); Guadalupe in the Guest Room (Two River Theater); So Go The Ghosts of Mexico Part II and Like Water For Chocolate (Sundance Theatre Lab); Macbeth 1969 and Italian American Reconciliation (Long Wharf Theatre); 26 Miles (world premiere, Alliance Theatre). Film credits include: The Other Woman, Gabriel, Order of Redemption, All Good Things, Devil’s Advocate, Night Falls on Manhattan and Freedomland. TV: Blue Bloods, The Good Wife, Unforgettable, Bored To Death and all the Law & Orders. She received an American Latin Media Arts (ALMA) Award for her work on All My Children.

Ray Shell

Ray Shell

(Giles Corey) has been a permanent fixture on London’s West End starring in many shows including Starlight Express, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Miss Saigon, The Lion King and The Body Guard. Mr. Shell covered James Earl Jones in Driving Miss Daisy and recently appeared in the Talawa Theatre production of All My more(Giles Corey) has been a permanent fixture on London’s West End starring in many shows including Starlight Express, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Miss Saigon, The Lion King and The Body Guard. Mr. Shell covered James Earl Jones in Driving Miss Daisy and recently appeared in the Talawa Theatre production of All My Sons. He is the creative director of London’s Giant Olive Theatre Company, where he has directed A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, Zip and The Tulip Wars. Mr. Shell is also artistic director of Dulamaes, a performance space in Wilson, NC. Mr. Shell’s novel Iced will be a Netflix series produced and directed by Lee Daniels. His new novel Feedin’ Miranda will be published early next year, and a biography Spike Lee: The Eternal Maverick is distributed by Amazon.com. He has also published articles and short stories for the New York Times, The Guardian London, Serpents Tail and Penguin publishing houses. @rayshell

Dorothy Silver

Dorothy Silver

(Rebecca Nurse) appeared at CPH two seasons ago in Yentl, previously acted the title role of the Play House's New Ground Theatre Festival production of Marjorie Prime, and performed in several other original play readings at CPH as well as directing A Moon For The Misbegotten some seasons ago. Her more(Rebecca Nurse) appeared at CPH two seasons ago in Yentl, previously acted the title role of the Play House's New Ground Theatre Festival production of Marjorie Prime, and performed in several other original play readings at CPH as well as directing A Moon For The Misbegotten some seasons ago. Her off-Broadway credits include productions at The American Place and Westside Theatres. She has directed and/or acted at most area theatres, including Great Lakes Theater. Her growing film resume, which began with The Shawshank Redemption, recently added Promised Land starring Matt Damon and an independent film called Old Fashioned in which she played a featured role. Among her long term artistic posts are Resident Guest Director of Karamu House and Director of Performing and Cultural Arts at Cleveland's Jewish Community Center. Together with her late husband, Reuben Silver, she performed their original theatre programs throughout America and abroad.

Katie O.  Solomon

Katie O. Solomon

(Abigail Williams) 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(Abigail Williams) 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.

Scott Bradley

(Scenic Designer) is making his debut at Cleveland Play House. On Broadway, premieres of Seven Guitars (Tony Nomination and Drama Desk Award for best set design); Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Drama Desk Award for best Set Design). Recent openings: A View From The Bridge (Seattle Repertory Theatre), more(Scenic Designer) is making his debut at Cleveland Play House. On Broadway, premieres of Seven Guitars (Tony Nomination and Drama Desk Award for best set design); Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Drama Desk Award for best Set Design). Recent openings: A View From The Bridge (Seattle Repertory Theatre), Pride and Prejudice (Centerstage), Brownsville Song (Long Wharf Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (Oregon Shakespeare Festival) and Chapatti (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park). Currently designing Alan Ayckbourn's new play Things We Do For Love (Resident Ensemble Players at Univ. of Delaware). Notable productions: world premiere of A Great Wilderness (Seattle Repertory Theatre), Eurydice and The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, both Lucille Lortel nominations (Second Stage). TV: Set designer for Late Night with David Letterman. Film: Production designer for Pushing Hands. Graduate of The Yale School of Drama 1986.

Mary Louise Geiger

(Lighting Designer) Cleveland: How I Learned to Drive, The Crucible (Cleveland Play House); The Mousetrap, Arsenic and Old Lace (Great Lakes Theater). Broadway: The Constant Wife (Roundabout Theatre Company and American Airlines Theatre). Recent NYC: The Liar (CSC); Nat Turner in Jerusalem, Forever (NYTW); The New York Idea (Atlantic Theatre more(Lighting Designer) Cleveland: How I Learned to Drive, The Crucible (Cleveland Play House); The Mousetrap, Arsenic and Old Lace (Great Lakes Theater). Broadway: The Constant Wife (Roundabout Theatre Company and American Airlines Theatre). Recent NYC: The Liar (CSC); Nat Turner in Jerusalem, Forever (NYTW); The New York Idea (Atlantic Theatre Company); Kindness, Blue Door, The Busy World is Hushed (Playwrights Horizons); Mabou Mines’ Dollhouse, Red Beads (Mabou Mines). Regional Theatre: Chimerica (Studio Theatre); The Sound of Music (5th Avenue Theatre); Native Gardens (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park), Trouble in Mind (Guthrie Theatre), ACT Theatre (Seattle), Huntington Theatre, Seattle Rep, Portland Center Stage, Virginia Stage Company, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Mark Taper Forum, Pioneer Theatre. Upcoming: X/Julius Ceaser (Acting Company Tour). Training: Yale School of Drama Faculty; NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

Bruno Ingram

(Stage Manager) has worked as a professional stage manager since 1998 for a number of companies starting with the Cleveland Play House for 12 productions. He's since worked for Arizona Theatre Company, Penumbra Theatre Company, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, the Pasadena Playhouse, Theatre for a New more(Stage Manager) has worked as a professional stage manager since 1998 for a number of companies starting with the Cleveland Play House for 12 productions. He's since worked for Arizona Theatre Company, Penumbra Theatre Company, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, the Pasadena Playhouse, Theatre for a New Audience, and The Spoleto Festival USA on over 30 productions. He is excited to be returning to Cleveland Play House for their 101st season.

Thom Jones

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

Laura Kepley

Laura Kepley

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

Lex Liang

(Costume Designer) Lex's work includes design and production for theatre, film, dance, and special events. He is thrilled to be back at CPH, having previously designed How I Learned to Drive (costumes), Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery (costumes), The Mountaintop (costumes),The Crucible (costumes), and The Little Foxes (scenery more(Costume Designer) Lex's work includes design and production for theatre, film, dance, and special events. He is thrilled to be back at CPH, having previously designed How I Learned to Drive (costumes), Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery (costumes), The Mountaintop (costumes),The Crucible (costumes), and The Little Foxes (scenery and costumes). His work has been seen regionally at the Alliance Theatre, Asolo Theatre/Dog Days, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Denver Center, Florida Studio Theatre, Portland Stage, Portland Center Stage, La Jolla Playhouse, and the new Tantrum Theatre, amongst others. He has 60+ NYC/Off-Broadway credits, and has worked on multiple international productions as a designer or production manager. Lex is the Principal at LDC Design Associates, a NYC-based company specializing in the design and production of creative events and interiors. Recent projects include the launch of Fashion Week for Porcelanosa, the Tony Awards Gala, Operation Smile’s 35th Anniversary Gala, and the upcoming GMHC 35th Anniversary Gala Carnivale. Many thanks to Laura for this exciting ride. For Kitty. LDCdesign.com

Arthur Miller

(Playwright/1915-2005) was born in New York City and studied at the University of Michigan. His plays include The Man Who Had All The Luck (1944), All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View From The Bridge and A Memory of Two Mondays (1955), After more(Playwright/1915-2005) was born in New York City and studied at the University of Michigan. His plays include The Man Who Had All The Luck (1944), All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View From The Bridge and A Memory of Two Mondays (1955), After The Fall (1964), Incident At Vichy (1964), The Price (1968), The Creation of the World and Other Business (1972), The Archbishop’s Ceiling (1977), The American Clock (1980) and Playing For Time. Later plays include The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (1991), The Last Yankee (1993), Broken Glass (1994), Mr. Peters’ Connections (1998), Resurrection Blues (2002), and Finishing the Picture (2004). Other works include Focus, a novel (1945), The Misfits, a screenplay (1960), and the texts for In Russia (1969), In the Country (1977), and Chinese Encounters (1979), three books in collaboration with his wife, photographer Inge Morath. Memoirs include Salesman in Beijing (1984) and Timebends, an autobiography (1988). Short fiction includes the collection I Don’t Need You Anymore (1967), the novella Homely Girl, a Life (1995) and Presence: Stories (2007). He was awarded the Avery Hopwood Award for Playwriting at University of Michigan in 1936. He twice won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, received two Emmy awards and three Tony Awards for his plays, as well as a Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement. He also won an Obie award, a BBC Best Play Award, the George Foster Peabody Award, a Gold Medal for Drama from the National Institute of Arts and Letters, the Literary Lion Award from the New York Public Library, the John F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Algur Meadows Award. He was named Jefferson Lecturer for the National Endowment for the Humanities in 2001. He was awarded the 2002 Prince of Asturias Award for Letters and the 2003 Jerusalem Prize. He received honorary degrees from Oxford University and Harvard University and was awarded the Prix Moliere of the French theatre, the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Pulitzer Prize.

Elissa Myers Casting, Paul Fouquet, CSA

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

Kristin Pfeifer

(Assistant Stage Manager) last worked with Cleveland Play House on their production of Red back in 2012. This spring she worked with Premiere Stages in New Jersey on their Play Festival and was the Production Stage Manager of The Fabulous Lipitones at the George St. Playhouse last fall. Regional credits more(Assistant Stage Manager) last worked with Cleveland Play House on their production of Red back in 2012. This spring she worked with Premiere Stages in New Jersey on their Play Festival and was the Production Stage Manager of The Fabulous Lipitones at the George St. Playhouse last fall. Regional credits include: as Stage Manager; The Cat and the Canary and Oliver! with the Berkshire Theatre Group in Stockbridge, MA. As Assistant Stage Manager with the George St. Playhouse in New Brunswick, New Jersey, some of her favorite credits include: It Shoulda Been You (Dir. David Hyde Pierce); The Toxic Avenger (Dir. John Rando); Calvin Berger (Dir. & Choreographer Kathleen Marshall) and Venus in Fur. Kristin is a proud member of Actor’s Equity.

Jane Shaw

(Sound Designer) previously designed All the Way; Steel Magnolias; The Crucible; The Little Foxes; Grounded; A Carol for Cleveland; and In the Next Room, or the vibrator play for Cleveland Play House. Her credits include Measure for Measure (Theatre for a New Audience); Jane Eyre (Cincinnati Playhouse in the more(Sound Designer) previously designed All the Way; Steel Magnolias; The Crucible; The Little Foxes; Grounded; A Carol for Cleveland; and In the Next Room, or the vibrator play for Cleveland Play House. Her credits include Measure for Measure (Theatre for a New Audience); Jane Eyre (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park/Milwaukee Repertory Theater); Ironbound (Women's Project, Rattlestick); Rear Window (Hartford Stage); Men on Boats (Clubbed Thumb/Playwrights Horizons/Drama Desk Nom); Suitcase Under the Bed (Mint Theater) and productions at New York Theatre Workshop, Asolo, Northern Stage, Dorset Theater Festival, and American Repertory Theater. Upcoming productions include Seder (Hartford Stage) and Actually (MTC). Ms. Shaw’s sound designs have earned a Drama Desk, Bessie Award, Connecticut Critics Circle Awards, Henry Award, Premios ACE 2012, Meet the Composer grant, Theatre Communication Group's Career Development Program and nominations for two Lortels, Henry Hewes and Elliot Norton awards. She was born in Kansas and lives in Brooklyn.

Sarah Wansley

(Assistant Director/Drama League Fellow) is a New York-based director. She received her MFA in Directing from the University of California, San Diego under acclaimed Romanian director Gabor Tompa and a BA in English Lit from Columbia University (summa cum laude). At UCSD she radically re-imagined The Burial at Thebes and more(Assistant Director/Drama League Fellow) is a New York-based director. She received her MFA in Directing from the University of California, San Diego under acclaimed Romanian director Gabor Tompa and a BA in English Lit from Columbia University (summa cum laude). At UCSD she radically re-imagined The Burial at Thebes and Drums in the Night, developed site-specific work for La Jolla Playhouse’s WoW festival and directed for UCSD’s Wagner New Play Festival. In New York, Sarah has directed at Ensemble Studio Theatre/Youngblood, The Flea Theater and the NY Fringe. She is the founding Artistic Director of Aporia Theater, with whom she directed Follow Me Down and her own translation of Woyzeck. Lincoln Center Directors Lab member (2011), Drama League Directing Fellow (2015).

Wigs and Whiskers

(Wig Design) owned and operated by Mary Schilling-Martin and Caitie Martin; provides wig, hair and specialty makeup services to performing arts organizations and educational institutions around the country. Their motto is: “To hair is human, to wig divine.” Local credits include Cleveland Play House, Great Lakes Theater, Dobama Theatre, Case more(Wig Design) owned and operated by Mary Schilling-Martin and Caitie Martin; provides wig, hair and specialty makeup services to performing arts organizations and educational institutions around the country. Their motto is: “To hair is human, to wig divine.” Local credits include Cleveland Play House, Great Lakes Theater, Dobama Theatre, Case Western Reserve University, Baldwin Wallace University, and Cleveland Opera Theatre. Regional credits include The Goodman Theatre, Old Globe Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Great Lakes Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Marriott Theatre, San Diego Repertory Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Victory Gardens, Theatre at the Center, American Theatre Company, Chicago Theatre for Young Audiences, Lyric Opera Works, Northwestern University, Roosevelt University in Chicago, University of California at San Diego, San Diego State University, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.

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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