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September 17 - October 9, 2016 , Allen Theatre

All the Way

Written by Robert Schenkkan
Directed by Giovanna Sardelli

Run time: 2 hours, 50 minutes | Intermission: 15 minutes
Advisory: Strong language and adult themes

The clock is ticking. The November election looms. “Accidental President” Lyndon B. Johnson’s window is closing to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and win the American people over to the side of momentous social change. Backroom deals and showdowns between the infamous and the influential take center stage in this absorbing Tony Award-winning drama. A mirror of our times, All the Way reflects the power of one person and one vote to transform our country.

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Steve Vinovich (President Lyndon Baines Johnson). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Stephen Bradbury (Sen. Richard Russell), Laura Starnik (Lady Bird Johnson) and Steve Vinovich (President Lyndon Baines Johnson). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Chris Richards (Walter Jenkins), Steve Vinovich (President Lyndon Baines Johnson), and Donald Carrier (Sen. Hubert Humphrey). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Lou Sumrall (ensemble), Charles E. Wallace (ensemble), Timothy Crowe (ensemble), Stephen Bradbury (Sen. Richard Russell), and Donald Carrier (ensemble). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni

Foreground: Steve Vinovich (President Lyndon Baines Johnson). Background, from left to right: Laura Starnik (Lady Bird Johnson), Donald Carrier (Sen. Hubert Humphrey), William Parry (J. Edgar Hoover), Greg Jackson (Gov. George Wallace), Tracee Patterson (Lurleen Wallace), Timothy Crowe (ensemble), Rachel Leslie (Coretta Scott King), Jason Bowen (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), Charles E. Wallace (Roy Wilkins), Joshua David Robinson (Rev. Ralph Abernathy), Eddie Ray Jackson (Bob Moses), and Biko Eisen-Martin (Stokely Carmichael). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Donald Carrier (Sen. Hubert Humphrey), Steve Vinovich (President Lyndon Baines Johnson), Chris Richards (Walter Jenkins), and Rachel Leslie (ensemble). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Laura Starnik (Lady Bird Johnson) and Chris Richards (Walter Jenkins). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Charles E. Wallace (Roy Wilkins), Eddie Ray Jackson (Bob Moses), Jason Bowen (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Chris Richards (ensemble), Biko Eisen-Martin (ensemble), and Greg Jackson (ensemble). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

Foreground, from left to right: Stephen Bradbury (Sen. Richard Russell), Chris Richards (Walter Jenkins), Greg Jackson (ensemble), Timothy Crowe (Sen. Everett Dirksen), Steve Vinovich (President Lyndon Baines Johnson), Jason Bowen (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), Charles E. Wallace (Roy Wilkins), and Donald Carrier (Sen. Hubert Humphrey). Background, from left to right: Eddie Ray Jackson (Bob Moses), Jeffrey Grover (ensemble), Joshua David Robinson (Rev. Ralph Abernathy), and Biko Eisen-Martin (Stokely Carmichael). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Steve Vinovich (President Lyndon Baines Johnson), Chris Richards (Walter Jenkins), and Stephen Bradbury (Sen. Richard Russell). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Steve Vinovich (President Lyndon Baines Johnson) and William Parry (J. Edgar Hoover). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

Steve Vinovich (President Lyndon Baines Johnson). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

Foreground: Jeffrey Grover (ensemble). Background, from left to right: Joshua David Robinson (ensemble), Laura Starnik (ensemble), Timothy Crowe (ensemble), Steve Vinovich (President Lyndon Baines Johnson), Chris Richards (ensemble), Greg Jackson (ensemble), Biko Eisen-Martin (ensemble). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

Foreground from left to right: Biko Eisen-Martin (Stokely Carmichael), Jason Bowen (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), Eddie Ray Jackson (Bob Moses), Joshua David Robinson (Rev. Ralph Abernathy), and Charles E. Wallace (Roy Wilkins). Background from left to right: Stephen Bradbury (ensemble), Lou Sumrall (ensemble). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Steve Vinovich (President Lyndon Baines Johnson) and Jason Bowen (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Rachel Leslie (Coretta Scott King) and Jason Bowen (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

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Jason Bowen

Jason Bowen

(Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) has previous off-Broadway and regional credits that include My Mañana Comes (Playwright’s Realm); As You Like It, Black Odyssey (Denver Center Theatre Co.); The Lake Effect (TheatreWorks Silicon Valley); June Moon (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Ruined (La Jolla Playhouse/Huntington); A Raisin In The Sun, Ma Rainey’s more(Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) has previous off-Broadway and regional credits that include My Mañana Comes (Playwright’s Realm); As You Like It, Black Odyssey (Denver Center Theatre Co.); The Lake Effect (TheatreWorks Silicon Valley); June Moon (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Ruined (La Jolla Playhouse/Huntington); A Raisin In The Sun, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (IRNE Award); Prelude to a Kiss, A Civil War Christmas (Huntington Theatre Co.); Love’s Labour’s Lost, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Commonwealth Shakespeare Co.); Twelfth Night, Othello, The Duchess of Malfi, The Tempest (Actors’ Shakespeare Project) and Groundswell (Lyric Stage Co.). TV/Film: Law & Order: SVU, Braindead and What’s Your Number. Special awards: Best Actor Boston Magazine, 2012.

Stephen Bradbury

Stephen Bradbury

(Sen. Richard Russell/ensemble) mostly does new plays around the country. more(Sen. Richard Russell/ensemble) mostly does new plays around the country.

Donald Carrier

Donald Carrier

(Sen. Hubert Humphrey/ensemble) has appeared at Cleveland Play House in 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 Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, King Lear, and The more(Sen. Hubert Humphrey/ensemble) has appeared at Cleveland Play House in 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 Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, King Lear, and The Tempest (The Old Globe); Twelfth Night and Hamlet (Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival); A Christmas Carol (Great Lakes Theater); Shining City (Studio Theatre); Noises Off (Maltz Jupiter Theatre); The Duchess of Malfi and Richard III (Shakespeare Theatre); Gross Indecency (Huntington and Intiman Theatres); The School for Scandal (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); and Too True To Be Good (Shaw Festival). Highlights of nine Stratford Festival seasons include As You Like It, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Merchant of Venice, Measure for Measure, and Twelfth Night. He recently directed The Violins of Hope concerts with The Cleveland Orchestra, Becky Shaw at Dobama Theatre and Seminar and Really, Really at The Beck Center. Television/film: Guns, The Time Traveler’s Wife, The Passion of Ayn Rand, and Dead by Monday. Don is the Interim Director of the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program and a 2016 Lunt/Fontanne Fellow.

Timothy Crowe

Timothy Crowe

(Sen. Everett Dirksen/ensemble) is delighted to return to Cleveland Play House, where he has appeared in My Fair Lady, Bill W. and Dr. Bob and Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure. He is a longstanding member of the Trinity Repertory Company, where he has worked on about 125 productions. He has more(Sen. Everett Dirksen/ensemble) is delighted to return to Cleveland Play House, where he has appeared in My Fair Lady, Bill W. and Dr. Bob and Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure. He is a longstanding member of the Trinity Repertory Company, where he has worked on about 125 productions. He has worked on Broadway in the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Shadow Box. Off-Broadway, he has appeared in Bill W. and Dr. Bob (Soho Rep) and The Servant (SoHo Playhouse). Film and TV work includes House of Cards, Outside Providence, The Brotherhood and the soon-to-released The Horans. He has a master’s degree from St. Louis University and studied at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.

Biko Eisen-Martin

Biko Eisen-Martin

(Stokely Carmichael/ensemble) has credits that include off-Broadway: Lift (59E59 Theaters). Regional theatre: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Folger); Stick Fly, Under The Skin (Arden Theatre Company); The Ashes Under Gait City (Contemporary American Theater Festival); The Whipping Man (Syracuse Stage, Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, Gulfshore Playhouse); Lift (Crossroads Theatre Company); more(Stokely Carmichael/ensemble) has credits that include off-Broadway: Lift (59E59 Theaters). Regional theatre: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Folger); Stick Fly, Under The Skin (Arden Theatre Company); The Ashes Under Gait City (Contemporary American Theater Festival); The Whipping Man (Syracuse Stage, Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, Gulfshore Playhouse); Lift (Crossroads Theatre Company); Topdog/Underdog (Marin Theatre Company); The Brothers Size, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Three Sisters (Chautauqua Theater Company); Ruined, The Liar, To Kill a Mockingbird, A Christmas Carol, The Taming of the Shrew (Denver Center Theatre Company); King Lear, Our Town, The Taming of the Shrew (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); Radio Golf (TheatreWorks); Fuku Americanus (Intersection for the Arts) and workshops of Rage Is Back (Berkeley Rep.) and Urban Retreat (Philadelphia Theatre Company). Film: Monster (upcoming) and Poetic License. Education: MFA- National Theatre Conservatory. BA/MAT- Brown University.

Jeffrey Grover

Jeffrey Grover

(Stanley Levison/ensemble) has appeared at CPH in The Life of Galileo and in staged readings of Americans, U.S. v Howard Mechanic and 8. Recent NY credits include Botanic Garden at the NY Theater Festival. He has appeared at most area professional theaters, including Beck Center for the Arts, Charenton, Cleveland more(Stanley Levison/ensemble) has appeared at CPH in The Life of Galileo and in staged readings of Americans, U.S. v Howard Mechanic and 8. Recent NY credits include Botanic Garden at the NY Theater Festival. He has appeared at most area professional theaters, including Beck Center for the Arts, Charenton, Cleveland Public Theatre, Dobama, Ensemble, Great Lakes Theater, Halle/JCC, Mamaí and None Too Fragile. He will appear in Annapurna at None Too Fragile this November. Film credits include Miles Ahead, Compliance, Take Shelter, Madtown, I Am Wrath and The Kings of Summer. Jeffrey and CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program alum Andrew Gorell are partners with Steven Hacker in g2h films, recently wrapping their third film Technically, Marvin. Jeff is a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors' Equity.

Greg Jackson

Greg Jackson

(Gov. George Wallace/ensemble) is happy to be making his Cleveland Play House debut! Greg recently completed a thrilling Broadway run in the Tony Award-winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder, where he covered Jefferson Mays’ mammoth role(s) as the D’Ysquith family and was lucky enough to more(Gov. George Wallace/ensemble) is happy to be making his Cleveland Play House debut! Greg recently completed a thrilling Broadway run in the Tony Award-winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder, where he covered Jefferson Mays’ mammoth role(s) as the D’Ysquith family and was lucky enough to go on for over 100 performances. Off-Broadway: The 39 Steps and Duet! Regional: Barrington Stage Co., Geva Theatre Center, The Cape Playhouse, Dorset Theatre Festival, Weston Playhouse, St. Louis Rep, Triad Stage, Portland Center Stage, Pioneer Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Orlando Shakespeare, Alabama Shakespeare and more! NYU Grad Acting alum.

Eddie Ray Jackson

Eddie Ray Jackson

(Bob Moses/David Dennis/ensemble) is making his CPH debut . Off-Broadway credits include Much Ado About Nothing (Classic Stage Company). His regional theatre credits include The Heart of Robin Hood (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); X’s and O’s: A Football Love Story (Berkeley Repertory Theatre/Center Stage Theatre Co.); Fences (Marin Theatre Company); Fetch more(Bob Moses/David Dennis/ensemble) is making his CPH debut . Off-Broadway credits include Much Ado About Nothing (Classic Stage Company). His regional theatre credits include The Heart of Robin Hood (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); X’s and O’s: A Football Love Story (Berkeley Repertory Theatre/Center Stage Theatre Co.); Fences (Marin Theatre Company); Fetch Clay, Make Man (Marin Theatre Company/Round House Theatre); PEN/MAN/SHIP (Magic Theatre) and Intimate Apparel (American Stage). Eddie received his MFA in theatre with an emphasis in acting at Columbia University. He would like to thank his family and CPH for the opportunity to work on a production that is relevant still to this day. eddierjackson.com

Rachel Leslie

Rachel Leslie

(Coretta Scott King/ensemble) 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 more(Coretta Scott King/ensemble) 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.

William Parry

William Parry

(J. Edgar Hoover/ensemble) created roles in 10 original Broadway productions, including James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George and Passion (both filmed for PBS); as well as Into the Light, The Leaf People, Agamemnon (Lincoln Center) and the original Jesus Christ Superstar. Also on Broadway: Camelot more(J. Edgar Hoover/ensemble) created roles in 10 original Broadway productions, including James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George and Passion (both filmed for PBS); as well as Into the Light, The Leaf People, Agamemnon (Lincoln Center) and the original Jesus Christ Superstar. Also on Broadway: Camelot (HBO) as understudy to Richard Burton and Richard Harris and Gypsy with Bernadette Peters (dir. by Sam Mendes). Off-Broadway credits include Weidman and Sondheim’s Assassins (Playwrights Horizons) and Road Show (dir. by John Doyle) at the Public Theater. Also at the Public: Cymbeline, Dispatches and The Knife (dir. by David Hare); Dessa Rose at Lincoln Center and others. National tours: A Few Good Men, The King and I (starring Stacy Keach), Titanic (as Capt. E.J. Smith) and Memphis. Some 50 regional productions with favorites including All My Sons, The Rainmaker, Saint Joan, The American Clock and Zorba. Film, television and radio credits include In & Out, Domestic Disturbance, The Equalizer, The Pretender, Law & Order and two seasons on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion. William hails from Canton, Ohio, and is an alumnus of Mount Union College.

Tracee Patterson

Tracee Patterson

(Muriel Humphrey/Lurleen Wallace/ensemble) 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 more(Muriel Humphrey/Lurleen Wallace/ensemble) 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).

Chris Richards

Chris Richards

(Walter Jenkins/ensemble) is making his CPH debut! Off-Broadway and NYC credits include The Misanthrope (Lucille Lortel Award Nomination, Best Revival) and The Philanderer (The Pearl Theatre Company); The League of Youth (Project Shaw); Richard II (Gallery Players) and Mint Theatre Company. Recent regional and local credits include Sons of the more(Walter Jenkins/ensemble) is making his CPH debut! Off-Broadway and NYC credits include The Misanthrope (Lucille Lortel Award Nomination, Best Revival) and The Philanderer (The Pearl Theatre Company); The League of Youth (Project Shaw); Richard II (Gallery Players) and Mint Theatre Company. Recent regional and local credits include Sons of the Prophet (Cleveland Critics Awards Nomination: Best Actor in a Non-Musical), Gutenberg! The Musical! and The Realistic Joneses (Dobama Theatre); Richard III, Twelfth Night, Othello and An Ideal Husband (Great Lakes Theater); Tuesdays with Morrie (Playhouse on Park) and The Last Night of Ballyhoo (Festival Stage of Winston-Salem). Film/TV: Bachelorette (with Kirsten Dunst), Orange Is The New Black, Blue Bloods and The Good Wife. Training: BFA, Kent State University. Next up for Chris will be A Christmas Carol at Great Lakes Theater. chrisrichardsonline.com

Joshua David Robinson

Joshua David Robinson

(Rev. Ralph Abernathy/ensemble) is a New York-based actor and proud alumnus of NYU’s Graduate Acting Program. Off-Broadway credits include The Convent of Pleasure (Cherry Lane Theatre), Sense of an Ending (59e59), Macbeth (The Pearl Theatre Co.) and Gutting (National Black Theatre). Regional credits include Three Sisters (Playmakers Repertory Company), A more(Rev. Ralph Abernathy/ensemble) is a New York-based actor and proud alumnus of NYU’s Graduate Acting Program. Off-Broadway credits include The Convent of Pleasure (Cherry Lane Theatre), Sense of an Ending (59e59), Macbeth (The Pearl Theatre Co.) and Gutting (National Black Theatre). Regional credits include Three Sisters (Playmakers Repertory Company), A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (Guthrie Theater) and Loving v. Virginia (Williamstown Theatre Festival). As an active member of The 52nd Street Project and Smoke and Mirrors Collaborative, Joshua is always working to use theatre as a means to engage with his community and promote social justice.

Laura Starnik

Laura Starnik

(Lady Bird Johnson/ensemble) appeared in the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program’s production of The Three Sisters and most recently in Lady Windermere’s Fan at Mamaí Theatre Company. Other recent credits include A Kid Like Jake (none too fragile) and The Lyons (Weathervane Playhouse). Laura has worked at Dobama Theatre appearing in more(Lady Bird Johnson/ensemble) appeared in the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program’s production of The Three Sisters and most recently in Lady Windermere’s Fan at Mamaí Theatre Company. Other recent credits include A Kid Like Jake (none too fragile) and The Lyons (Weathervane Playhouse). Laura has worked at Dobama Theatre appearing in Humble Boy, Middletown, Sons of the Prophet and Becky Shaw. Other credits include Our Town (Blank Canvas Theatre); Come Back, Little Sheba (Oberlin Summer Theater Festival); This is Not The Play (Cleveland Public Theatre); Ghost Writer (Clague Playhouse) and Brainpeople, The Internationalist and Kid Simple: A Radio Play in the Flesh (convergence-continuum), where she is a company member.

Lou Sumrall

Lou Sumrall

(Sec. Robert McNamara/ensemble) is making his Cleveland Play House debut. New York credits include Scaring the Fish, Those Left Behind and Disconnect. On Broadway, Lou was understudy for the incredibly healthy Joey Pantoliano in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. Lou has performed in, and physically built, theaters more(Sec. Robert McNamara/ensemble) is making his Cleveland Play House debut. New York credits include Scaring the Fish, Those Left Behind and Disconnect. On Broadway, Lou was understudy for the incredibly healthy Joey Pantoliano in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. Lou has performed in, and physically built, theaters across the country and the world. Among his favorite regional work are the plays At the Vanishing Point, A Dark Play, Lighting Up The Two-Year Old and The Elaborate Entrance Of Chad Deity (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Lobby Hero and Sideman (St Louis Rep). Most recently, Lou was the titular character in The Unexpected Guest at Florida Rep. Television credits include almost every version of the Law & Order franchise, N.Y.P.D. Blue, Soulman, Hack and Feds. Lou can be seen on film in The Bounty Hunter, Ghosttown, Gracie, Tenderness and The Briefcase; and is also the voice and physical profile for Billy Grey in the Grand Theft Auto video game series.

Steve Vinovich

Steve Vinovich

(President Lyndon Baines Johnson) has been doing this acting thing for a while. Broadway: All The Way, Loose Ends, Lost in Yonkers, The Magic Show, The Robber Bridegroom, The Grand Tour and The Secret Rapture. Off-Broadway: Old Jews Telling Jokes. National tour: The Dinner Party. Recent regional: A Funny Thing more(President Lyndon Baines Johnson) has been doing this acting thing for a while. Broadway: All The Way, Loose Ends, Lost in Yonkers, The Magic Show, The Robber Bridegroom, The Grand Tour and The Secret Rapture. Off-Broadway: Old Jews Telling Jokes. National tour: The Dinner Party. Recent regional: A Funny Thing Happened… Forum (American Shakespeare Festival), The Diary of Anne Frank (Westport Playhouse), Ben Franklin in 1776 (Pittsburgh Public). Other regional: The Foreigner, The Little Foxes (Pasadena Playhouse); Art, The Price (Laguna Playhouse); Kiss Me Kate, Strike up the Band, Babes in Arms (Reprise Theatre Co.); Awake and Sing, Golden Boy, All My Sons (Pacific Resident Theater); Twelfth Night with Lynn Redgrave (Stratford Festival) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Public Theatre). Film: The Intern, The Santa Clause, Awakenings, Mannequin and Puffin in The Swan Princess. TV credits include such iconic shows as Three’s Company, L.A. Law, Hill Street Blues, Roseanne, Star Trek, ER, Everybody Loves Raymond, Law & Order, Matlock, Touched by an Angel and Malcom in the Middle. Training: Juilliard Acting School under John Houseman, Strasberg Institute, Charles Nelson Reilly, Larry Moss, Awards: three LA Drama-Logue Awards. stevevinovich.com

Charles E. Wallace

Charles E. Wallace

(Roy Wilkins/ensemble) was most recently seen on Broadway in Amazing Grace. Other Broadway credits include Miss Saigon, Smokey Joe’s Café and Jekyll & Hyde. At the Grand Roman Theatre in Lyon, France, Mr. Wallace appeared in Robert Wilson’s chamber opera Zinnias: The Life of Clemintine Hunter. Other credits include All more(Roy Wilkins/ensemble) was most recently seen on Broadway in Amazing Grace. Other Broadway credits include Miss Saigon, Smokey Joe’s Café and Jekyll & Hyde. At the Grand Roman Theatre in Lyon, France, Mr. Wallace appeared in Robert Wilson’s chamber opera Zinnias: The Life of Clemintine Hunter. Other credits include All The Way (The Denver Center Theatre Company); Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Choir Boy (The Manhattan Theatre Club/The Alliance Theatre); Marcus Gardley’s The Road Weeps, The Well Runs Dry (Number Two); A Soldier’s Play (Davenport Theatre); and Ain’t Misbehavin’. God Bless!

John Godbout

(Stage Manager) was Cleveland Play House's resident stage manager from 2001 to 2008 and returned to CPH in the fall of 2011. This past summer, he returned for season 2 of Tantrum Theater in Dublin, Ohio to stage manage Caroline, or Change. John has also stage managed at North more(Stage Manager) was Cleveland Play House's resident stage manager from 2001 to 2008 and returned to CPH in the fall of 2011. This past summer, he returned for season 2 of Tantrum Theater in Dublin, Ohio to stage manage Caroline, or Change. John has also stage managed at North Shore Music Theatre, Capital Repertory Theatre, The Weston Playhouse, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Northern Stage, and Seaside Music Theatre.

Tom Humes

(Assistant Stage Manager)

returns to Cleveland Play House where previous stage management work includes These Mortal Hosts, Between Riverside and Crazy, The Mountaintop, The Little Foxes, and Grounded. Assistant stage management work at CPH includes How I Learned to Drive, All the Way, Steel Magnolias, Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy

more(Assistant Stage Manager)

returns to Cleveland Play House where previous stage management work includes These Mortal Hosts, Between Riverside and Crazy, The Mountaintop, The Little Foxes, and Grounded. Assistant stage management work at CPH includes How I Learned to Drive, All the Way, Steel Magnolias, Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Maurice Hines Is Tappin Thru Life, Clybourne Park, Breath and Imagination, A Christmas Story, Woody Sez, Lombardi, and A Night With Janis Joplin. Selected area stage management credits include Rock of Ages, Godspell, The Frogs, Smokey Joe's Café, Avenue Q, Pippin, and Oliver! (Cain Park); Le Nozze di Figaro and Cosi Fan Tutte (The Cleveland Orchestra); Tosca, La Boheme, and Lucia Di Lammermoor (Opera Cleveland); Caroline, or Change (Dobama Theatre and Karamu House); and History Boys (Beck Center for the Arts). He is a proud member of both Actors' Equity Association and International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with a minor in Mathematics from Bowling Green State University.

Michael Lincoln

(Lighting Designer) designed for Cleveland Play House: Good People, Ten Chimneys, My Name is Asher Lev, The 39 Steps, Bill W. and Dr. Bob, The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Chosen, Rabbit Hole and Of Mice and Men. His career encompasses over 300 designs, including Copenhagen, Skylight and more(Lighting Designer) designed for Cleveland Play House: Good People, Ten Chimneys, My Name is Asher Lev, The 39 Steps, Bill W. and Dr. Bob, The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Chosen, Rabbit Hole and Of Mice and Men. His career encompasses over 300 designs, including Copenhagen, Skylight and More to Love on Broadway. Off-Broadway designs include People be Heard; Mr. Goldwyn; Down the Garden Paths; The Bubbly Black Girl; If Love Were All; Defying Gravity; Bunny, Bunny; You Should Be So Lucky and Desdemona. Lincoln has had long associations at several regional theatres, Los Angeles Ballet and Santa Fe Opera. He was associate lighting designer for the Broadway productions of Guys and Dolls, Six Degrees of Separation and City of Angels, among others. He is Professor of Lighting Design and Artistic Director at Ohio University Theater Division, which just inaugurated its new professional company Tantrum Theater, performing in Dublin, Ohio. michaellincoln.net

David Kay Mickelsen

(Costume Designer) returns for his 22nd production at Cleveland Play House, having recently designed costumes for All the Way; A Christmas Story; Bell, Book and Candle and In the Next Room, or the vibrator play. He has designed more than 300 productions at regional theatres across the country including Guthrie more(Costume Designer) returns for his 22nd production at Cleveland Play House, having recently designed costumes for All the Way; A Christmas Story; Bell, Book and Candle and In the Next Room, or the vibrator play. He has designed more than 300 productions at regional theatres across the country including Guthrie Theater, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Arizona Theatre Company, Geffen Playhouse, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Portland Center Stage, Geva Theatre Center, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Pioneer Theatre Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis; Seattle, Tennessee, Missouri, San Diego and New Mexico Repertory Theatres, Sundance Theatre Festival, Ensemble Studio Theatre; Oregon, Utah, Colorado and Illinois Shakespeare Festivals, Pennsylvania Center Stage, Hampton Playhouse and Timber Lake Playhouse. Originally from Canby, Oregon, David now makes his home in Long Beach, California. David is a member of United Scenic Artists 829. davidkaymickelsen.com

Robert Mark Morgan

(Scenic Designer) designed All the Way, A Christmas Story, The Whipping Man, The Glass Menagerie, Emma and Bill W. and Dr. Bob for Cleveland Play House. Other credits include Wizard of Oz, Fiddler on the Roof, Les Misérables, West Side Story, Billy Elliot and Seussical The Musical (The Muny in more(Scenic Designer) designed All the Way, A Christmas Story, The Whipping Man, The Glass Menagerie, Emma and Bill W. and Dr. Bob for Cleveland Play House. Other credits include Wizard of Oz, Fiddler on the Roof, Les Misérables, West Side Story, Billy Elliot and Seussical The Musical (The Muny in St. Louis); exhibit designer for Avatar the Exhibition (Experience Music Project in Seattle); Fallen Angels (Asolo Repertory Theatre); Joshua's Boots (Opera Theatre of St. Louis and Amarillo Opera); The Rainmaker, A Moon for the Misbegotten (2007 Prague Design Quadrennial) and The Dazzle (A.C.T. San Francisco); The Giver, The Diary of Anne Frank, Jesus Hates Me and House of the Spirits (Denver Center for the Performing Arts); Saint Joan, Jekyll & Hyde, Ordinary Nation, Rabbit Hole, Fall of Heaven and 4000 Miles, (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis); The Subject Tonight is Love (Alliance Theatre Company); Just Stopped by to See the Man and The Whipping Man (The Old Globe); and numerous Utah Shakespeare Festival productions in the 2012/13 season. Robert teaches Design and Creativity at Washington University in St. Louis. morgansetdesign.com

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.

Pamela Prather

(Dialect Coach) is honored to be working at Cleveland Play House for the first time. Previous Alley Theatre productions include: One Man, Two Guvnors; The Foreigner; Dracula; Good People; Communicating Doors; Venus in Fur; You Can’t Take it With You; The Hollow; The Elephant Man; Death of a Salesman; Black more(Dialect Coach) is honored to be working at Cleveland Play House for the first time. Previous Alley Theatre productions include: One Man, Two Guvnors; The Foreigner; Dracula; Good People; Communicating Doors; Venus in Fur; You Can’t Take it With You; The Hollow; The Elephant Man; Death of a Salesman; Black Coffee; Noises Off; Boeing-Boeing; Sherlock Holmes; The Gershwins’ An American in Paris; Othello; The Lieutenant of Inishmore. She has also coached productions for: Yale Repertory Theatre, Hartford Stage Company, Bay Street Theatre (NY), Primary Stages, Underwood Theatre, The Play Company, The Edge Theatre Company, Dance Theatre Workshop (NYC), New York Classical Theatre, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Hampton’s Shakespeare Festival. Pamela has been on faculty at Yale School of Drama, NYU and UCLA and is currently an Assistant Professor of Theatre at SUNY Purchase College. She received her MFA in Acting from UCLA and is certified in Fitzmaurice Voicework®, Laughter Yoga and Prana Yoga. pamelaprather.com

Giovanna Sardelli

Giovanna Sardelli

(Director) is happy to return to CPH where she directed the critically acclaimed productions of Mr. Wolf by Rajiv Joseph and The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez. Sardelli is an award-winning director who has worked on numerous plays by Rajiv Joseph (over 10 productions), including the recent West Coast premiere more(Director) is happy to return to CPH where she directed the critically acclaimed productions of Mr. Wolf by Rajiv Joseph and The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez. Sardelli is an award-winning director who has worked on numerous plays by Rajiv Joseph (over 10 productions), including the recent West Coast premiere of his play Guards at the Taj which was selected by TheatreMania as one of its Favorite Regional Productions of 2015. Sardelli has also directed world premieres of plays by Theresa Rebeck, Lynn Rosen, Joe Gilford, Jeff Augustine, Lauren Yee and Zoe Kazan among others. She has worked off-Broadway at Cherry Lane Theatre, Second Stage Theatre, Vineyard Theatre, The Playwrights Realm, Women’s Project Theater, Ensemble Studio Theatre and Roundabout Theatre Company. She has directed numerous productions for Dorset Theatre Festival, where she is the Resident Director, Barrington Stage Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Old Globe, Hartford Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Hudson Stage Company, San Francisco Playhouse and TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. Sardelli works extensively with new plays and has been part of The Lark Play Development Center since it was formed. She has also developed plays at the Sundance Theatre Lab, The O’Neill Theater Center, Playwrights’ Center, New York Stage & Film, Ensemble Studio Theatre and many other places. Giovanna spent several years on the faculty of the Dance Department and the Graduate Acting Program of NYU, the program from which she received her MFA. She is also a graduate of their Director’s Lab. Though she is based in NYC, Sardelli is the Director of New Works for TheatreWorks Silicon Valley.

Robert Schenkkan

(Playwright) received a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.F.A. from Cornell University. He has worked as an actor/writer on Broadway, off-Broadway, in film, television and at regional theatres across the country. Portions of The Kentucky Cycle were developed at the Mark Taper Forum’s ’88 and more(Playwright) received a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.F.A. from Cornell University. He has worked as an actor/writer on Broadway, off-Broadway, in film, television and at regional theatres across the country. Portions of The Kentucky Cycle were developed at the Mark Taper Forum’s ’88 and ’89 New Works Festivals, New Dramatists, the Ensemble Studio Theatre (New York and Los Angeles), the Long Wharf Theatre and Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute. The complete Cycle was awarded the largest grant ever given by The Fund for New American Plays and premiered in 1991 at the Intiman Theatre in Seattle. Robert’s play Heaven on Earth won the 1989 Julie Harris/Beverly Hills Theatre Guild Award, participated in the 1989 Eugene O’Neill Playwrights’ Conference and premiered off-Broadway at the WPA Theatre. It is published by Dramatists Play Service. Final Passages premiered at the Studio Arena Theatre under the direction of A.J. Antoon and was published both in TCG’s Plays in Process and by Dramatists Play Service. Tachinoki premiered at the Ensemble Studio Theatre in Los Angeles and was designated a Critic’s Choice by the L.A. Weekly. He is also the author of numerous one-acts. Prominent among them is The Survivalist, which premiered at Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival, went on to the EST Marathon in New York, Canada’s DuMaurier Festival and won the Best of the Fringe Award at the Edinburgh Festival. Robert has written a film for Disney (Tall Tales) and a play (MAGIC) for the NBC series Plays for Television. He is a recipient of grants from the California Arts Council, New York State, the Vogelstein and the Arthur foundations. Robert is a New Dramatists alumnus and a member of both the Ensemble Studio Theatre and the Antaeus Project. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Mary Anne, and their daughter, Sarah.

Dan Scully

(Projections Designer) is a Brooklyn-based projection and lighting designer whose work explores the intersection of visual art, technology and storytelling. Previously at CPH: The Life of Galileo and The Mountaintop. Other projects include Rocky (Broadway); If/Then (national tour); Jedermann (Salzburger Festpiele); Untitled America (Alvin Ailey/ADT); Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer more(Projections Designer) is a Brooklyn-based projection and lighting designer whose work explores the intersection of visual art, technology and storytelling. Previously at CPH: The Life of Galileo and The Mountaintop. Other projects include Rocky (Broadway); If/Then (national tour); Jedermann (Salzburger Festpiele); Untitled America (Alvin Ailey/ADT); Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (NY Pops); The Orchestra Moves! (Carnegie Hall); When the Wolves Came In, Watershed (Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion); Seven Last Words (Lincoln Center Chamber Orchestra Society); Lake Lucille Chekov Project. Regional: La Jolla Playhouse, A.R.T., Trinity Rep., Cleveland Play House, Asolo Rep. MFA – NYU.

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.

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, educational institutions and entertainment companies around the country. Their motto is: “To hair is human, to wig divine.” Local credits include Cleveland Play House, Great Lakes Theatre, Dobama more(Wig Design) owned and operated by Mary Schilling-Martin and Caitie Martin; provides wig, hair and specialty makeup services to performing arts organizations, educational institutions and entertainment companies around the country. Their motto is: “To hair is human, to wig divine.” Local credits include Cleveland Play House, Great Lakes Theatre, Dobama Theatre, Porthouse Theatre, Cain Park Theatre, Beck Center, Case Western Reserve University, Baldwin Wallace University, Carousel Dinner Theatre, Lyric Opera Cleveland, and Opera Cleveland. Regional credits include The Goodman Theatre, The Old Globe Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego Repertory Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Marriott Theatre, 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. Mary has also built wigs for Denver Center Theatre Company, Opera Colorado and Arizona Opera Company.

Learning From the Best: The CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program

Learning From the Best: The CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program

In 1996, Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Play House launched a jointly administered Master of Fine Arts in Acting program. This three-ye...

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