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December 7 - 17, 2016 , The Helen

CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program

Clybourne Park

Written by Bruce Norris
Directed by Donald Carrier

Run time: Two hours, including one intermission

Neighborhoods change, but do people? This ferociously smart and pulverizingly funny satire—inspired by the groundbreaking play A Raisin in the Sun—reveals how people in one house battle to protect or advance their way of life through 50 years of societal changes. The Washington Post calls it “one of the feistiest, funniest evenings in years.”

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From left to right: Mariah Burks (Lena), Kyle Cherry (Steve), and Sarah Cuneo (Kathy). Photo Credit: Michelle Berki.

From left to right: Mariah Burks (Lena) and Kyle Cherry (Steve). Photo Credit: Michelle Berki.

From left to right: Lavour Addison (Kevin), Mariah Burks (Lena), Kyle Cherry (Steve), and Megan Medley (Lindsey). Photo Credit: Michelle Berki.

From left to right: Lavour Addison (Kevin), Mariah Burks (Lena), Randy Dierkes (Tom), Sarah Cuneo (Kathy), and Megan Medley (Lindsey). Photo Credit: Michelle Berki.

From left to right: Lavour Addison (Kevin), Peter Hargrave (Dan), and Kyle Cherry (Steve). Photo Credit: Michelle Berki.

From left to right: Megan Medley (Lindsey), Kyle Cherry (Steve), and Sarah Cuneo (Kathy). Photo Credit: Michelle Berki.

From left to right: Kyle Cherry (Steve) and Sarah Cuneo (Kathy). Photo Credit: Michelle Berki.

From left to right: Randy Dierkes (Tom), Lavour Addison (Kevin), Mariah Burks (Lena), Kyle Cherry (Steve), and Sarah Cuneo (Kathy). Photo Credit: Michelle Berki.

From left to right: Lavour Addison (Kevin), Mariah Burks (Lena), Megan Medley (Lindsey), and Kyle Cherry (Steve). Photo Credit: Michelle Berki.

From left to right: Peter Hargrave (Russ), Sarah Cuneo (Bev), Lavour Addison (Albert), Mariah Burks (Francine), and Randy Dierkes (Jim). Photo Credit: Michelle Berki.

From left to right: Peter Hargrave (Russ), Randy Dierkes (Jim), Sarah Cuneo (Bev), Paul Bugallo (Karl), Lavour Addison (Albert), and Mariah Burks (Francine). Photo Credit: Michelle Berki.

From left to right: Peter Hargrave (Russ) and Megan Medley (Betsy). Photo Credit: Michelle Berki.

From left to right: Sarah Cuneo (Bev), Lavour Addison (Albert), and Mariah Burks (Francine). Photo Credit: Michelle Berki.

From left to right: Peter Hargrave (Russ) and Paul Bugallo (Karl). Photo Credit: Michelle Berki.

From left to right: Randy Dierkes (Jim), Sarah Cuneo (Bev), Megan Medley (Betsy), and Paul Bugallo (Karl). Photo Credit: Michelle Berki.

From left to right: Mariah Burks (Francine) and Lavour Addison (Albert). Photo Credit: Michelle Berki.

From left to right: Randy Dierkes (Jim) and Lavour Addison (Albert). Photo Credit: Michelle Berki.

From left to right: Randy Dierkes (Jim) and Peter Hargrave (Russ). Photo Credit: Michelle Berki.

From left to right: Sarah Cuneo (Bev) and Randy Dierkes (Jim). Photo Credit: Michelle Berki.

From left to right: Peter Hargrave (Russ), Sarah Cuneo (Bev), and Randy Dierkes (Jim). Photo Credit: Michelle Berki.

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Lavour Addison

Lavour Addison

(Albert/Kevin) graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a double major in Psychology and Theatre. He also holds a certificate from the Stella Adler Acting Conservatory in NYC. 2017 Member of the Chautauqua Theatre Company where he Played Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet. CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program credits more(Albert/Kevin) graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a double major in Psychology and Theatre. He also holds a certificate from the Stella Adler Acting Conservatory in NYC. 2017 Member of the Chautauqua Theatre Company where he Played Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet. CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program credits include: She Stoops to Conquer, Clybourne Park, Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses and a cameo in The Two Gentlemen of Verona. At Cleveland Play House he has performed in The CPH Centennial Plays, the world premiere of Quiara Alegria Hudes' The Good Peaches in collaboration with the Cleveland Orchestra, and the world premiere reading of FEED by Eric Coble. Other credits include serving as the Acting Captain of the Hawaii Pirate Ship Adventures and working as a full time member of the Professional Acting Company with the Honolulu Theatre for Youth. He recently played Macbeth with Oberlin Summer Theatre Festival. Favorite credits include The Wild Party, The Genteel Sabai, and Bug. I love you Brittni, Winnie, and Pixie.

Paul Bugallo

Paul Bugallo

(Karl/Kenneth) was raised in Seattle where he discovered his passion for the performing arts. He attended Central Washington University where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatrical Performance. Paul has performed in many of Seattle's professional spaces, including the Seattle Repertory and Center House Theatres, as well more(Karl/Kenneth) was raised in Seattle where he discovered his passion for the performing arts. He attended Central Washington University where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatrical Performance. Paul has performed in many of Seattle's professional spaces, including the Seattle Repertory and Center House Theatres, as well as improvisational Theatres such as Unexpected Productions and Jet City Improv. Now residing in the proud city of Cleveland, Paul is absolutely ecstatic about finishing up his final year in the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program. You may have seen him over the last two years in CWRU/CPH’s productions of Clybourne Park and She Stoops to Conquer. Most recently he appeared as Lord Tilney in CPH's 102nd season opening show Shakespeare in Love.

Mariah Burks

Mariah Burks

(Francine/Lena) graduated from Bowling Green State University with a BAC in Musical Theatre. She is beyond thrilled and blessed to be performing this show with her amazing cast mates. Credits include: Spring Awakening, Legally Blonde, Book of Days, Urinetown: The Musical, Toxic Avenger. Recipient of the 2015 National Irene Ryan more(Francine/Lena) graduated from Bowling Green State University with a BAC in Musical Theatre. She is beyond thrilled and blessed to be performing this show with her amazing cast mates. Credits include: Spring Awakening, Legally Blonde, Book of Days, Urinetown: The Musical, Toxic Avenger. Recipient of the 2015 National Irene Ryan Scholarship Acting Award recipient at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Washington, DC. Currently studying at Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program and those credits include: Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses, Clybourne Park and She Stoops To Conquer; New Ground Theatre Festival at Cleveland Play House in The Nolan Williams Project: A New Musical. She was last seen in Caroline, or Change as "The Moon/Radio #1" at Tantrum Theatre. She couldn’t be more excited and humbled by this opportunity! Shout out to her mother for being a Wonder Woman! Enjoy the show!

Donald Carrier

Donald Carrier

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

Kyle Cherry

Kyle Cherry

(Steve) has appeared at Cleveland Play House in the world premiere of The Good Peaches with the Cleveland Orchestra, the NGTF reading of The Chinese Lady by Lloyd Suh, The CPH Centennial Plays, and the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting program’s productions of Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses, Clybourne Park, and She Stoops to more(Steve) has appeared at Cleveland Play House in the world premiere of The Good Peaches with the Cleveland Orchestra, the NGTF reading of The Chinese Lady by Lloyd Suh, The CPH Centennial Plays, and the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting program’s productions of Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses, Clybourne Park, and She Stoops to Conquer. Other credits include The Seagull (Huntington Theatre Company), Gross Indecency (Bad Habit Productions), Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Brown Box Theatre Project), Romeo and Juliet and To Kill a Mockingbird (New Repertory Theatre), as well as readings and workshops with the Cherry Lane Theatre, Red Bull Theater, and Theatre Now New York. He is a company member at The Middle Voice Theater Company in New York, for whom he has acted, written, and stage-managed. Kyle holds a B.A. in English from Tufts University.

Sarah Cuneo

Sarah Cuneo

(Bev/Kathy) is overjoyed to be returning to the Cleveland Play House stage after making her CPH debut in Shakespeare in Love. A New Jersey native, Sarah graduated from Princeton University with a major in Psychology and certificates in Theater and Neuroscience. Sarah has previously appeared in the New Ground Theater more(Bev/Kathy) is overjoyed to be returning to the Cleveland Play House stage after making her CPH debut in Shakespeare in Love. A New Jersey native, Sarah graduated from Princeton University with a major in Psychology and certificates in Theater and Neuroscience. Sarah has previously appeared in the New Ground Theater Festival in The Good Peaches by Quiara Alegría Hudes; and in a staged reading of Little Row Boat or, Conjecture by Kirsten Greenidge. She has also appeared in CWRU/CPH productions of She Stoops to Conquer, Clybourne Park, and Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses. Other credits include Macbeth (Oberlin Summer Theater Festival), Red Noses (Lewis Center for the Arts), and The Real Inspector Hound (Princeton Summer Theater). Much love and appreciation to the entire CWRU/CPH family, and infinite thanks to her father for his unwavering support.

Peter Hargrave

Peter Hargrave

(Russ/Dan) holds his BFA from Abilene Christian University and is a graduate of Syracuse University’s Tepper Semester. Peter most recently appeared as Lord Wessex in Cleveland Play House’s production of Shakespeare in Love. Other CPH credits include: The Good Peaches (world premiere) and The CPH Centennial Plays. New Ground Play more(Russ/Dan) holds his BFA from Abilene Christian University and is a graduate of Syracuse University’s Tepper Semester. Peter most recently appeared as Lord Wessex in Cleveland Play House’s production of Shakespeare in Love. Other CPH credits include: The Good Peaches (world premiere) and The CPH Centennial Plays. New Ground Play Festival Reading: Titus in FEED by Eric Coble. CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program credits include: She Stoops to Conquer, Clybourne Park, Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Regional: Gateway Playhouse, Musical Theatre West, Texas Shakespeare Festival, and Disney Cruise Line.

Megan Medley

Megan Medley

(Betsy/Lindsey) is grateful to be a part of this team and this pertinent, cogent play. Most recently, she had a blast playing in Shakespeare in Love here at CPH. Since joining the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting program she has performed alongside her classmates in She Stoops to Conquer, Clybourne Park, Mary more(Betsy/Lindsey) is grateful to be a part of this team and this pertinent, cogent play. Most recently, she had a blast playing in Shakespeare in Love here at CPH. Since joining the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting program she has performed alongside her classmates in She Stoops to Conquer, Clybourne Park, Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses, and The Good Peaches. She had the wondrous opportunity to perform in the world premiere of These Mortal Hosts at the New Ground Theatre Festival. Other credits include: Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, and Giselle (NoExit Performance); and Rapture, Blister, Burn (Theatre on the Square). She would like to thank her wonderfully supportive love Aurélien Bayo, her family, and her sweet kitties! Thank you for coming, and enjoy the show!

Randy Merrill

Randy Merrill

(Jim/Tom) is thrilled to be a part of The Diary of Anne Frank at Cleveland Play House in his final year of graduate school with the CWRU/CPH MFA acting program! Most recent credits include Shakespeare in Love (Robin, Understudy: Will), the regional premier of Really, Really (Jimmy), Clybourne Park (Jim/Tom), more(Jim/Tom) is thrilled to be a part of The Diary of Anne Frank at Cleveland Play House in his final year of graduate school with the CWRU/CPH MFA acting program! Most recent credits include Shakespeare in Love (Robin, Understudy: Will), the regional premier of Really, Really (Jimmy), Clybourne Park (Jim/Tom), and She Stoops to Conquer (Charles Marlow). He has also recently appeared in La Cage Aux Folles (Jean Michele) at The Lake Dillon Theatre Co, and the original cast and International/Asia tour of Barbie Live! The Musical. He would like to thank his family and friends for their enduring love and support as well as the faculty and staff at the Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Play House!

Jill Davis

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

Angelina Herin

(Costume Designer) has designed costumes and worked as a makeup artist with companies across the country. She is pleased to have had her work presented at venues including Seattle Opera, Texas Shakespeare Festival, Village Theatre, Cleveland Public Theatre, American Folklore Theatre, Ashland University, Montana Repertory Theatre, and Theatre South Carolina. more(Costume Designer) has designed costumes and worked as a makeup artist with companies across the country. She is pleased to have had her work presented at venues including Seattle Opera, Texas Shakespeare Festival, Village Theatre, Cleveland Public Theatre, American Folklore Theatre, Ashland University, Montana Repertory Theatre, and Theatre South Carolina. In addition, Angelina has had the opportunity to work with several television production companies as a makeup artist and stylist including Script to Screen, Mad Monkey, and ESPN. She is currently an Associate Professor and Resident Costume Designer at Case Western Reserve University. Angelina earned her Master of Fine Arts in Costume Design at the University of South Carolina. She is a member of USITT and Costume Society of America

Polly Mytinger

(Stage Manager) hails from Kansas City, Kansas and received her BFA in Theatre Business Management at Stephens College. Some previous credits include: the New Ground Theatre Festival reading of Feed (Cleveland Play House); Disenchanted and The Tempest (Macklenburg Playhouse); Don’t Dress for Dinner, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Little Shop of more(Stage Manager) hails from Kansas City, Kansas and received her BFA in Theatre Business Management at Stephens College. Some previous credits include: the New Ground Theatre Festival reading of Feed (Cleveland Play House); Disenchanted and The Tempest (Macklenburg Playhouse); Don’t Dress for Dinner, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Little Shop of Horrors (Okoboji Summer Theatre); and The Ice Cream Social Issues (Unicorn Theatre, KC Fringe Festival). She's delighted to be working with CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program again and hopes you enjoy this production.

Maureen Patterson

(Lighting Designer) returns to the Helen Theatre, having previously designed Twelfth Night for the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program. She designed numerous shows for the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting program and the Cleveland Play House Children Series from 2001-2005. Her designs and production expertise have been showcased in the Cleveland more(Lighting Designer) returns to the Helen Theatre, having previously designed Twelfth Night for the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program. She designed numerous shows for the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting program and the Cleveland Play House Children Series from 2001-2005. Her designs and production expertise have been showcased in the Cleveland area and beyond for the last eighteen years at Cleveland Play House, Case Western Reserve University, John Carroll University, Cleveland Public Theatre, Cleveland Opera, Cleveland San Jose Ballet, Dallas Theatre Center, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, and many others. For over ten years, Miss Patterson has focused her talents and creativity on special event lighting and is the Owner and Lead Designer at Solus Lighting LTD. Solus Lighting is the only international award winning company in the city of Cleveland dedicated to lighting and production management for high end corporate, social, and non-profit events of all sizes. Contact Solus Lighting to bring your events to the next level.

Cyrus O. Taylor

(Sound Designer) is a native of Cleveland, and an alumnus of Case Western Reserve University’s undergraduate theater program. His design credits include The Mystery of Love and Sex, The Call (Dobama Theater); Mothers and Sons, Seminar (Beck Center for the Arts); A Streetcar named Desire, Woman and Scarecrow (Mamai Theater more(Sound Designer) is a native of Cleveland, and an alumnus of Case Western Reserve University’s undergraduate theater program. His design credits include The Mystery of Love and Sex, The Call (Dobama Theater); Mothers and Sons, Seminar (Beck Center for the Arts); A Streetcar named Desire, Woman and Scarecrow (Mamai Theater Company); Mr. Burns (Cleveland Public Theater); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Addams Family (CWRU). He has also acted as audio engineer for numerous events and performances at the Museum of Modern Art in New York; Godspell and The Frogs (Cain Park); Titus: A Grand And Gory Rock Musical (Cleveland Public Theater); Forever Plaid, Mary Poppins, and Spitfire Grill (Beck Center for the Arts); and other Cleveland schools and venues. along with numerous events and performances at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He also designed last year's CWRU/CPH MFA production of Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses, and has also acted as dramaturg for the program's 2011/2012 season.

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.

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