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March 4 - 26, 2017 , Allen Theatre

How I Learned to Drive

Written by Paula Vogel
Directed by Laura Kepley

Run time: 1 hour, 30 minutes | No intermission
Advisory: Adult and sexual situations

Buckle up. It’s going to be a bumpy ride. Li’l Bit takes us on a no-holds-barred trip back in time to her adolescence in 1960s Maryland and her complicated relationship with an older man. A deeply compassionate look at how we are shaped by the people who hurt us, How I Learned to Drive masterfully veers in and out of personal memory and deftly traverses comedy, drama, and farce. CPH Artistic Director Laura Kepley steers Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning contemporary masterpiece.

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From left to right: Michael Brusasco (Peck), Madeleine Lambert (Li'l Bit), Karis Danish (Female Greek Chorus), Nick LaMedica (Male Greek Chorus), and Remy Zaken (Teenage Greek Chorus). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Remy Zaken (Teenage Greek Chorus), Madeleine Lambert (Li'l Bit), and Michael Brusasco (Peck). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Nick LaMedica (Male Greek Chorus), Karis Danish (Female Greek Chorus), Madeleine Lambert (Li'l Bit), and Michael Brusasco (Peck). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Remy Zaken (Teenage Greek Chorus), Nick LaMedica (Male Greek Chorus), Madeleine Lambert (Li'l Bit), and Karis Danish (Female Greek Chorus). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Madeleine Lambert (Li'l Bit) and Michael Brusasco (Peck). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Madeleine Lambert (Li'l Bit), Remy Zaken (Teenage Greek Chorus), and Karis Danish (Female Greek Chorus). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Michael Brusasco (Peck) and Madeleine Lambert (Li'l Bit). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Remy Zaken (Teenage Greek Chorus), Nick LaMedica (Male Greek Chorus), and Karis Danish (Female Greek Chorus). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Nick LaMedica (Male Greek Chorus) and Madeleine Lambert (Li'l Bit). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

Karis Danish (Female Greek Chorus). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Madeleine Lambert (Li'l Bit) and Michael Brusasco (Peck). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

From left to right: Karis Danish (Female Greek Chorus), Nick LaMedica (Male Greek Chorus), Remy Zaken (Teenage Greek Chorus), Madeleine Lambert (Li'l Bit), and Michael Brusasco (Peck). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

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Michael Brusasco

Michael Brusasco

(Peck) is grateful to be back at CPH after appearing in Venus in Fur. This last year he has been with the Alley Theatre Company in Houston, Texas. Plays include A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hand to God, Agatha Christie’s Spider’s Web, Cleo, All The Way, and A Christmas Carol. In more(Peck) is grateful to be back at CPH after appearing in Venus in Fur. This last year he has been with the Alley Theatre Company in Houston, Texas. Plays include A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hand to God, Agatha Christie’s Spider’s Web, Cleo, All The Way, and A Christmas Carol. In New York, he has appeared Off-Broadway in Misalliance, The Playboy of the Western World (Pearl Theatre), Intermission (Theatre Row), Philosophy for Gangsters (Theatre Row), and Electra in a One Piece (Good Company). Other New York Credits: A Crucible (Perfect Disgrace), Happy Sunshine Kung Fu Flower (Ars Nova), Of Monsters and Prodigies (Lincoln Center Festival). Regional: Deferred Action, All The Way (Dallas Theater Center), Twelfth Night (Folger Theatre), Private Lives (Pittsburgh Public Theater), See How They Run (Barrington Stage Company), Pride & Prejudice (Roundhouse Theatre), as well as seasons at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Great River Shakespeare Festival, A.C.T., Berkeley Repertory Theatre, California Shakespeare Theatre, Pioneer Theatre Company, and The Shakespeare Theatre in DC. Please visit michaelbrusasco.com for more.

Karis Danish

Karis Danish

(Female Greek Chorus) recent New York credits: The Gold in the 2016 New York Musical Festival. Other New York credits include the Off-Broadway world premiere of Hit-Lit by Robert Wuhl and #MormonInChief as part of the New York Fringe Festival. Regionally she has performed in One Man Two Guvnors at more(Female Greek Chorus) recent New York credits: The Gold in the 2016 New York Musical Festival. Other New York credits include the Off-Broadway world premiere of Hit-Lit by Robert Wuhl and #MormonInChief as part of the New York Fringe Festival. Regionally she has performed in One Man Two Guvnors at Repertory Theater of St. Louis (dir. Ed Stern), the world premiere of Tale of Two Cities (dir. Warren Carlyle), and Doubt (dir. Anne Kauffman) both at Asolo Repertory Theater. She has also worked at Pioneer Theater Company, Triad Stage, Cape May Stage, and The Houston Shakespeare Festival. Karis holds an M.F.A. from FSU. Thankful for this opportunity to tell stories, her remarkably supportive parents, and all those that have had to endure hours of practicing and rehearsing lines because they shared an apartment with her.

Madeleine Lambert

Madeleine Lambert

(Li'l Bit) is thrilled to be making her Cleveland Play House debut. Credits include Steel Magnolias and A Christmas Carol (Trinity Repertory Company); The Children’s Hour, Marie Antoinette, Blackbird, and Anne Boleyn (The Gamm Theatre); Cock and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater); Uncle Jack (Boston more(Li'l Bit) is thrilled to be making her Cleveland Play House debut. Credits include Steel Magnolias and A Christmas Carol (Trinity Repertory Company); The Children’s Hour, Marie Antoinette, Blackbird, and Anne Boleyn (The Gamm Theatre); Cock and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater); Uncle Jack (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre); Grounded, Middletown, and At The Vanishing Point (Manbites Dog Theater Company). Television credit for Chicago PD. Madeleine holds a M.F.A. in Acting from Brown University/Trinity Rep and a B.A. from Duke University. She is a graduate of and a teaching associate at The School at Steppenwolf. Madeleine is adjunct faculty in the Theater Studies Department at Duke University. She is an award-winning audiobook narrator.

Nick LaMedica

Nick LaMedica

(Male Greek Chorus) Recent favorite credits include Hand to God (City Theatre Company), War Horse (1st National Tour/Japan), As You Like It, Benediction (Denver Center), Much Ado About Nothing (Two River Theatre). He has appeared on television in Mysteries at the Museum and in various commercials for Hasbro, Microsoft, and more(Male Greek Chorus) Recent favorite credits include Hand to God (City Theatre Company), War Horse (1st National Tour/Japan), As You Like It, Benediction (Denver Center), Much Ado About Nothing (Two River Theatre). He has appeared on television in Mysteries at the Museum and in various commercials for Hasbro, Microsoft, and Planned Parenthood. Nick is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College’s BFA Acting and Musical Theatre programs. Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. Thank you to my agent, Judy Boals; my wonderful parents, Susan & John; and my incredible wife, Lilly. www.NickLaMedica.com

Remy Zaken

Remy Zaken

(Teenage Greek Chorus) was last seen in One Flea Spare Off-Broadway at The Sheen Center. Remy made her Broadway debut as Thea in the original cast of Spring Awakening. She has performed Off-Broadway in Dear Evan Hansen, Brooklynite, The Anthem, Freckleface Strawberry (as the title role), Spring Awakening, and Radiant more(Teenage Greek Chorus) was last seen in One Flea Spare Off-Broadway at The Sheen Center. Remy made her Broadway debut as Thea in the original cast of Spring Awakening. She has performed Off-Broadway in Dear Evan Hansen, Brooklynite, The Anthem, Freckleface Strawberry (as the title role), Spring Awakening, and Radiant Baby. Regional credits include playing Anne Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank at the Pittsburgh Public; A Tree Grows In Brooklyn at the Goodspeed Opera House, for which she won the Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Best Debut; and A Little Princess. Selected workshops include Bright Star and Some Lovers, the Burt Bacharach musical. Film credits include Pitching Tents, Things I Wish I Had Told You Before (short), and Sing Along (short). Television credits include Bull, Gossip Girl, Law and Order, and It Could Be Worse. Remy has a BA in psychology from Columbia University.

Broken Chord

(Sound Design) Previously at Cleveland Play House: Fairfield. Broadway: Eclipsed. New York: Atlantic Theater (The Jammer, The Lying Lesson), The Incubator Arts Project (OZET), Labyrinth Theater (The Insurgents), Manhattan Theatre Club (Spirit Control, When We Were Young and Unafraid), Primary Stages (Harrison TX, Informed Consent), The Public Theater (The Good more(Sound Design) Previously at Cleveland Play House: Fairfield. Broadway: Eclipsed. New York: Atlantic Theater (The Jammer, The Lying Lesson), The Incubator Arts Project (OZET), Labyrinth Theater (The Insurgents), Manhattan Theatre Club (Spirit Control, When We Were Young and Unafraid), Primary Stages (Harrison TX, Informed Consent), The Public Theater (The Good Negro, Eclipsed, Party People), Rattlestick (Stay, Massacre), Second Stage Theatre (The Other Thing), Signature Theatre (The Dance and the Railroad, Appropriate), Women's Project (Lascivious Something). Regional: Actors’ Theatre of Louisville (Tom Sawyer), Berkeley Rep (Party People), Centerstage (American Buffalo), Dallas Theater Center (The Tempest, Deferred Action), Hartford Stage (Whipping Man, Snow Falling on Cedars), Huntington Theatre (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, A Raisin in the Sun), La Jolla Playhouse (Ruined), Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ruined, Party People), People's Light (End Days), Shakespeare Theatre Company (Romeo and Juliet), Trinity Rep (The Glass Menagerie), Yale Rep (These Paper Bullets!). Film: Fall to Rise. www.brokenchord.us

Mary Louise Geiger

(Lighting Designer) Cleveland: 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 more(Lighting Designer) Cleveland: 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.

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 served as production stage manager in the inaugural season of Tantrum Theater in Dublin, Ohio, where credits include: Little Shop of Horrors and 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 served as production stage manager in the inaugural season of Tantrum Theater in Dublin, Ohio, where credits include: Little Shop of Horrors and Dancing at Lughnasa. 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.

Caite Hevner

(Projection Designer) Previously at CPH: My Mother Has 4 Noses (New Ground Theatre Festival). Broadway: In Transit. New York: Ars Nova, Cherry Lane Theatre, The Civilians, The Duke on 42nd Street, HERE Arts Center, Juilliard, La MaMa, Lynn Redgrave Theater, Roundabout Underground, Soho Playhouse, Studio 42. Regional: Alley Theatre, Alliance more(Projection Designer) Previously at CPH: My Mother Has 4 Noses (New Ground Theatre Festival). Broadway: In Transit. New York: Ars Nova, Cherry Lane Theatre, The Civilians, The Duke on 42nd Street, HERE Arts Center, Juilliard, La MaMa, Lynn Redgrave Theater, Roundabout Underground, Soho Playhouse, Studio 42. Regional: Alley Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Arena Stage, Barrington Stage Company, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, Guthrie Theater, Marin Theatre Company, Northern Stage, Pasadena Playhouse, People’s Light, Playmakers Repertory Company, Round House Theater, Seattle 5th Avenue, Theater J, Williamstown Theatre Festival. Member of Wingspace Theatrical Design. www.caitedesign.com

Tom Humes

(Assistant Stage Manager) returns to Cleveland Play House where previous stage management work includes 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 more(Assistant Stage Manager) returns to Cleveland Play House where previous stage management work includes 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 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.

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) is in her fourth season as Artistic Director and has directed Cleveland Play House mainstage productions of Steel Magnolias; The Good Peaches (world premiere); The Crucible; Fairfield (world premiere); The Little Foxes; Venus in Fur; Good People (also at Syracuse Stage); A Carol for Cleveland (world premiere); In the more(Director) is in her fourth season as Artistic Director and has directed Cleveland Play House mainstage productions of Steel Magnolias; The Good Peaches (world premiere); The Crucible; Fairfield (world premiere); 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 recently designed Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, The Mountaintop, and The Crucible. His work has been seen regionally at the Alliance Theatre, Colorado Springs 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 recently designed Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, The Mountaintop, and The Crucible. His work has been seen regionally at the Alliance Theatre, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Denver Center, Florida Studio Theatre, Portland Stage, and La Jolla Playhouse, amongst others. 60+ NYC/Off-Broadway credits, including Secrets of a Soccer Mom, The Yellow Wood, The Shape of Metal, and the upcoming 9 Circles. 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, and the launch of Margherita by Missoni. A member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829, Lex is the recipient of Broadway World, Suzi Bass, Cleveland Critics Circle, and Santi Flaherty Awards, and is a Princess Grace Award nominee. For Kitty. www.LDCdesign.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.

Collette Pollard

(Scenic Designer) resides in Chicago designing scenery locally, regionally and internationally. Recent and upcoming Chicago credits include Between Riverside and Crazy, 1984, Head of Passes (Steppenwolf Theatre); Arcadia, Isaac’s Eye, Sweet Charity (Writers’ Theatre); One Man Two Guvnors, The Illusion (Court Theatre); The Happiest Song Plays List, Fish Men (Goodman more(Scenic Designer) resides in Chicago designing scenery locally, regionally and internationally. Recent and upcoming Chicago credits include Between Riverside and Crazy, 1984, Head of Passes (Steppenwolf Theatre); Arcadia, Isaac’s Eye, Sweet Charity (Writers’ Theatre); One Man Two Guvnors, The Illusion (Court Theatre); The Happiest Song Plays List, Fish Men (Goodman Theatre). Recent and upcoming Regional credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet (Santa Cruz Shakespeare); Great Expectations (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); The Oldest Boy (Marin Theatre Company); Geller Girls, Good People, The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls (Alliance Theatre); A Minister’s Wife (San Jose Repertory Theatre); The Hammer Trinity, Rose & The Rime, The Donkey Show, Death & Harry Houdini, The Nutcracker, The Sparrow (Adrienne Arsht Center of Performing Arts Miami); A Streetcar Named Desire (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Harriet Jacobs, The Glass Menagerie (Kansas City Repertory Theatre). Last fall Collette was the Scenic Design Jeff Award recipient for In the Garden at Lookingglass Theatre. Recently she became an Artistic Associate at Timeline Theatre in Chicago. Collette is a Company Member at The House Theatre Company of Chicago and was the recipient of the Michael Merritt Maggio Emerging Designer Award in 2010. She received her MFA from Northwestern University where she currently co-teaches the Toy Theatre course.

Paula Vogel

(Playwright) Playwright, screenwriter, and professor Paula Vogel has headed Brown’s Playwriting Workshop since 1985. The Baltimore Waltz premiered at New York’s Circle Repertory Company, directed by Anne Bogart. It garnered the Obie for Best Play, 1992, and was awarded the AT&T New Play Award, as well as the Joseph Calloway more(Playwright) Playwright, screenwriter, and professor Paula Vogel has headed Brown’s Playwriting Workshop since 1985. The Baltimore Waltz premiered at New York’s Circle Repertory Company, directed by Anne Bogart. It garnered the Obie for Best Play, 1992, and was awarded the AT&T New Play Award, as well as the Joseph Calloway Award. And Baby Makes Seven was produced by New York’s Circle Repertory Company in spring of 1993, directed by Calvin Skaggs. The Oldest Profession, her screenplay, has been optioned, and she has written for television. Desdemona was done at the Bay Street Theater Festival, directed by Gloria Muzio, with Cherry Jones, J. Smith-Cameron, and Fran Brill in summer 1993. Hot’n Throbbing was produced by Robert Brustein and the American Repertory Theater in April 1994, directed by Anne Bogart. Ms. Vogel has also written How I Learned to Drive, a play about female sexuality and the American car and Travels Without Charley, a novel. Thrice a MacDowell Colony Fellow, Paula Vogel has also attended the Yaddo Colony and was the 1991-92 recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Playwriting Fellowship (her second NEA award). Among her awards are a 1992 summer residence at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in Italy, the 1992-93 McKnight Fellow at the Playwrights Center, and a Bunting Fellowship from Radcliffe College. She was also the 1992 recipient of the Rhode Island Governor’s Arts Awards. Paula Vogel was a participant in the Warner Brothers Television Workshop in 1991 and has taught playwriting at Cornell University, the University of Alaska, The Writer’s Voice in New York, and Trinity Conservatory in Providence, Rhode Island. She was an artist in residence in June 1991 at Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, and has directed plays and participated in workshops and panels at theaters and universities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Paula Vogel is a company member of Circle Repertory Company. Her work has been published in The Way We Live Now, The Best Plays by Women 1992, Dramatists Play Service, Fireside Theatre, and American Theatre Magazine.

Wigs and Whiskers

(Wig Master) 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 Master) 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.

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