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May 21 - August 21, 2016 , Allen Theatre

Steel Magnolias

written by Robert Harling
directed by Laura Kepley
produced in partnership with Playhouse Square as part of the 2015-16 KeyBank Broadway Series

Run time: 2:00 including intermission (estimate)

Honey. It’s the 1980s. In Louisiana. At Truvy’s beauty shop — motto: “There is no such thing as natural beauty” — the women are all sass and brass. Through clouds of hairspray and over the buzz of blow dryers, six southern spitfires gather each week to gossip and support each other through thick and thin. But those bonds are about to be tested when M’Lynn and her daughter Shelby face a life-changing event. Infused with heart and humor, Steel Magnolias is a hilarious story of love, loss, and enduring friendship.

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Tricia Bestic

Tricia Bestic

(u/s M'Lynn, Truvy, and Musician) is a proud member of both the Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA unions. She holds a BA (Communications and Political Science) and Post Baccalaureate work (Education) from John Carroll University; MFA in Acting, Kent State University and is a certified teacher of the Michael Chekhov more(u/s M'Lynn, Truvy, and Musician) is a proud member of both the Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA unions. She holds a BA (Communications and Political Science) and Post Baccalaureate work (Education) from John Carroll University; MFA in Acting, Kent State University and is a certified teacher of the Michael Chekhov acting technique. She is a professional actor/singer who teaches the Art of Theatre and Acting at Kent State University. Theatre credits include: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; Trying; Respect…A Musical Journey; Unbeatable and Forbidden Broadway: Special Victims Unit at Playhouse Square. Locally she has been on stage at Porthouse Theatre, Cesear’s Forum, The Beck Center for the Arts, Dobama Theatre and Actors’ Summit. Film/Commercial work includes: the PBS mini-series The War That Made America; Tammy the Tum's waitress; Foot Locker as well as national voiceovers for Kleenex, Walmart, Dannon, Huggies, Nestle, and McDonald’s.

Charlotte Booker

Charlotte Booker

(Clairee) last appeared at CPH in Man of the Moment and Born Yesterday. New York stage credits include both Broadway revivals of Born Yesterday. Off-Broadway: Leave Me Green, Take Me Back, Ten Chimneys, Five Genocides, Deathbed, Fugue, Psycho Beach Party and Bitch! (which she also wrote). Regional appearances include more(Clairee) last appeared at CPH in Man of the Moment and Born Yesterday. New York stage credits include both Broadway revivals of Born Yesterday. Off-Broadway: Leave Me Green, Take Me Back, Ten Chimneys, Five Genocides, Deathbed, Fugue, Psycho Beach Party and Bitch! (which she also wrote). Regional appearances include the recent all-female As You Like It (Baltimore Centerstage), Visitors (Martha's Vineyard Playhouse), Circle Mirror Transformation (Cincinnati Playhouse), Lady With All The Answers (Theatreworks and Capitol Rep), Our Town (Hartford Stage and the Alley Theatre) and leading roles at Williamstown, Denver Center, Gulfshore Playhouse and theaters all over the place. TV: Power, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Boardwalk Empire, Law & Order, CI, Murphy Brown, Drew Carey, Married with Children, Larry Sanders, Newsradio, Chicago Hope, and many more. She played Honey in the short-lived series Hi Honey, I’m Home, which aired on ABC and Nick-at-Nite. Film: Inside Llewyn Davis, Brazzaville Teenager, Love and Support, Stuart Bliss, and Temporary Girl. She holds a BS in Performance Studies from Northwestern University and had the good fortune to study acting in NYC with Uta Hagen, Shelley Winters, F. Murray Abraham and Geraldine Page.

Devon Caraway

Devon Caraway

(Annelle) recently graduated from Brown/Trinity Rep’s MFA Program. A few credits include: Pericles (Bawd, Brown/Trinity Rep), Lungs (Woman, Brown/Trinity Rep), Stone Cold Dead Serious (Linda/Snake Lady, Brown/Trinity Rep), A Christmas Carol (Mrs. Dilber/Sister, Trinity Repertory Company), Bus Stop (Grace, Brown/Trinity Rep), Much Ado About Nothing (Hero, Brown/Trinity Rep) and As more(Annelle) recently graduated from Brown/Trinity Rep’s MFA Program. A few credits include: Pericles (Bawd, Brown/Trinity Rep), Lungs (Woman, Brown/Trinity Rep), Stone Cold Dead Serious (Linda/Snake Lady, Brown/Trinity Rep), A Christmas Carol (Mrs. Dilber/Sister, Trinity Repertory Company), Bus Stop (Grace, Brown/Trinity Rep), Much Ado About Nothing (Hero, Brown/Trinity Rep) and As You Like It (Rosalind, NYU GRAD Summer Fest). Film credits include the upcoming Some Freaks, and Pesi. She also holds a BFA from NYU Tisch and is an associate of SDC.

Emily Casey

Emily Casey

(Singer/Musician ) is thrilled to make her Cleveland Play House debut. Emily has worked regionally at Steppenwolf Garage, Northlight Theatre, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville and American Repertory Theatre. Additional Chicago credits: All Our Tragic and The Gilbert and Sullivan Repertory, (The Hypocrites), The Casuals (Jackalope Theatre) and Frederick ( Chicago more(Singer/Musician ) is thrilled to make her Cleveland Play House debut. Emily has worked regionally at Steppenwolf Garage, Northlight Theatre, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville and American Repertory Theatre. Additional Chicago credits: All Our Tragic and The Gilbert and Sullivan Repertory, (The Hypocrites), The Casuals (Jackalope Theatre) and Frederick ( Chicago Children’s Theatre). Emily is also a singer/songwriter and a playwright. She holds a BA from Hope College in Michigan and is a native of Wheaton, Illinois. For more info feel free to visit emily-casey.com. Thanks to Ryan, her family and Calleri Casting.

Megan King

Megan King

(u/s Shelby and Annelle ) 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 more(u/s Shelby and Annelle ) 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.

Maggie Lakis

Maggie Lakis

(Singer/Musician ) This is Maggie's CPH debut! Recent work includes Duncan Sheik and Nell Benjamin's new musical Because Of Winn-Dixie at Delaware Theatre Co. and John Doyle's re-imagined Allegro at Classic Stage Company. She performed in the 1st National Tour of Avenue Q, as well as the current Off-Broadway more(Singer/Musician ) This is Maggie's CPH debut! Recent work includes Duncan Sheik and Nell Benjamin's new musical Because Of Winn-Dixie at Delaware Theatre Co. and John Doyle's re-imagined Allegro at Classic Stage Company. She performed in the 1st National Tour of Avenue Q, as well as the current Off-Broadway production at New World Stages. Other regional work includes It's a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play (Bucks County Playhouse), Into the Woods (The Muny), Clybourne Park and Sunday in the Park with George (Arden Theatre Co), Tin Pan Alley Rag (Wilma Theatre), Sylvia & All My Sons (Delaware Theatre Co), Our Show of Shows (Flat Rock Playhouse) and Little Shop of Horrors (11th Hour / Theatre Horizon) for which she received a Barrymore Nomination for Best Actress in a musical.

Allison Layman

Allison Layman

(Shelby ) worked on Broadway last spring standing by for Anna Chlumsky in Living On Love with Renée Fleming. She originated the role of Rebecca in the New York premiere of Dean Poyner’s Together We Are Making a Poem in Honor of Life. Regionally, she appeared in Vanya & Sonia more(Shelby ) worked on Broadway last spring standing by for Anna Chlumsky in Living On Love with Renée Fleming. She originated the role of Rebecca in the New York premiere of Dean Poyner’s Together We Are Making a Poem in Honor of Life. Regionally, she appeared in Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike (The Huntington Theatre Company and The Old Globe); All’s Well That Ends Well (inaugural Globe for All Tour); Pygmalion (The Old Globe). A company member with Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey for two years, she has acted in The Comedy of Errors, Timon of Athens, as well as the touring productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar and Macbeth. She can be seen as Shelby (yes, Shelby!) on The Path (Hulu/Universal). Allison is a graduate of Wesleyan University and received her MFA from the Old Globe/USD.

Erika Rolfsrud

Erika Rolfsrud

(M'Lynn) is excited to be back at Cleveland Play House where she was last seen in The Game’s Afoot! Her credits include, on Broadway: The Big Knife, Coast of Utopia, Exit The King and Rabbit Hole. Off-Broadway: Electra In a One-Piece, Misalliance, The Cocktail Party, The Glory of Living, more(M'Lynn) is excited to be back at Cleveland Play House where she was last seen in The Game’s Afoot! Her credits include, on Broadway: The Big Knife, Coast of Utopia, Exit The King and Rabbit Hole. Off-Broadway: Electra In a One-Piece, Misalliance, The Cocktail Party, The Glory of Living, How I Learned to Drive, Love's Fire, Trout Stanley, and more. Regional credits: God of Carnage, The Seagull, Cymbeline, Henry IV and Macbeth (Old Globe Theatre); Little Dog Laughed—Kevin Kline Best Actress Award (St Louis Repertory Theatre); Good People, Time Stands Still and Rabbit Hole (Hartford Theaterworks); Rabbit Hole (Pittsburgh Public Theatre); Bad Dates (Arizona Theatre Company); Misalliance (Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey) and more. She was featured in the film Alone, and has been seen on TV in House of Cards, The Mysteries of Laura, The Following, The Knick, Forever, Law & Order and Third Watch. For Will. erikarolfsrud.com

Elizabeth Meadows Rouse

Elizabeth Meadows Rouse

(Truvy ) Broadway: The Rose Tattoo, Off Broadway: Much Ado About Nothing, Othello and A Comedy of Errors at Theatre for a New Audience, T.A.C.T. London: A Chaste Maid in Cheapside at Shakespeare's Globe opposite Mark Rylance. Regional: Dirty Blonde (Cleveland Play House), Moon Over Buffalo (Gulfshore Playhouse), All The more(Truvy ) Broadway: The Rose Tattoo, Off Broadway: Much Ado About Nothing, Othello and A Comedy of Errors at Theatre for a New Audience, T.A.C.T. London: A Chaste Maid in Cheapside at Shakespeare's Globe opposite Mark Rylance. Regional: Dirty Blonde (Cleveland Play House), Moon Over Buffalo (Gulfshore Playhouse), All The Way (The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), The Underpants (Portland Center Stage), A Comedy of Errors and Humana Festival (Actors Theatre of Louisville), As You Like It (Long Wharf Theatre), The Country Wife (The Shakespeare Theatre), Steel Magnolias and The Matchmaker (Triad Stage), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Fulton Theatre), Mrs. Mannerly (Kitchen Theatre Company), As You Like It (Center Stage), Light up the Sky (Alliance Theatre) and Born Yesterday (Pioneer Theatre Company). Television credits include: 30 Rock, The Carrie Diaries, The Sopranos and Law and Order: SVU. Elizabeth received her BFA from Southern Methodist University and her MFA from the University of Washington, under Jack Clay. Elizabeth is represented by Wolf Talent Group.

Mary Stout

Mary Stout

(Ouiser ) is a seasoned Broadway performer appearing in Jane Eyre, Beauty and the Beast, Copperfield, Me and My Girl, My Favorite Year and A Change in the Heir. She has toured nationally in numerous shows including Fiddler on the Roof. She played Eugeria Bremer on AMC’s award-winning series Remember more(Ouiser ) is a seasoned Broadway performer appearing in Jane Eyre, Beauty and the Beast, Copperfield, Me and My Girl, My Favorite Year and A Change in the Heir. She has toured nationally in numerous shows including Fiddler on the Roof. She played Eugeria Bremer on AMC’s award-winning series Remember Wenn and was a featured voice in Disney’s Aladdin and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. For three years she was Mrs. Santa in Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular. She has appeared in Far From Heaven (Playwright’s Horizons and Williamstown Theatre Festival); the North American debut of Beauty Blue Eyes (Music Theatre of Wichita); Dividing the Estate (Palm Beach Dramaworks); The Full Monty (Theatre Aspen). Recent work includes Mood Over Buffalo at the Gulfshore Playhouse and a TV pilot of the story and comedy of Nunsense. Hopefully to be seen on a network near you in the not-too-distant future. Mary is an Ohio girl, so hello Cleveland!

Catherine L. Albers

Catherine L. Albers

(u/s Clairee and Ouiser) is a professional actress and Professor Emeritus at Case Western Reserve University, where she was a master teacher in the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program. She has performed throughout the country and does film and commercial work. She is a founding member of Great Lakes Michael Chekhov more(u/s Clairee and Ouiser) is a professional actress and Professor Emeritus at Case Western Reserve University, where she was a master teacher in the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program. She has performed throughout the country and does film and commercial work. She is a founding member of Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium, a producing and teaching organization. Since her retirement she has continued to work on stage and on camera. She was the understudy to both Ouiser and Clairee in Cleveland Play House’s production of Steel Magnolias. Life goes on.

Jen Caprio

(Costume Designer )

Broadway: Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. West End: The Lion (St. James). Current National Tours: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and The Lion. Selected NYC: Perfect Arrangement (Primary Stages); Laugh it Up, Stare it Down (Cherry Lane); Little Children Dream of

more(Costume Designer )

Broadway: Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. West End: The Lion (St. James). Current National Tours: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and The Lion. Selected NYC: Perfect Arrangement (Primary Stages); Laugh it Up, Stare it Down (Cherry Lane); Little Children Dream of God (Roundabout); Tail! Spin! (Culture Project); The Lion (MTC, Culture Project and Tour); Little Miss Sunshine (Second Stage); In Transit (Primary Stages); Fugitive Songs (Dreamlight) and Striking 12 (Daryl Roth). Opera: Florida Grand Opera, Minnesota Opera, Opera Colorado, Opera Boston and Mill City Summer Opera. Regional Theater: Guthrie Alley Theatre, Papermill Playhouse, Williamstown Theater Festival, Goodspeed Musicals, La Jolla Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Portland Rep, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Asolo Repertory Theater, Virginia Stage Company, George Street Playhouse, Weston Playhouse, Geva Theater, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, among others. Graduate of Ithaca College and Carnegie Mellon. Proud Member USA-829.

Jennifer Matheson Collins

(Stage Manager) stage managed Cleveland Play House productions of The Good Peaches, Luna Gale, Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors, Fairfield, Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life, Informed Consent, Breath and Imagination, A Christmas Story, Woody Sez, Rich Girl, The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith, A more(Stage Manager) stage managed Cleveland Play House productions of The Good Peaches, Luna Gale, Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors, Fairfield, Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life, Informed Consent, Breath and Imagination, A Christmas Story, Woody Sez, Rich Girl, The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith, A Carol for Cleveland, A Night With Janis Joplin (at both CPH and Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.), The Trip to Bountiful and This Wonderful Life. Other recent credits include: Angels in America (Millennium Approaches and Perestroika), A Christmas Carol, The Santaland Diaries, and The Who and the What (Kansas City Repertory Theatre). Previously, she was a full-time faculty member at Northwestern University, overseeing the stage management program. From 2000 to 2007, she was a resident stage manager at Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, where selected credits include Passion, Marionette Macbeth, Hamlet, Seussical the Musical, A Flea in Her Ear, Kabuki Lady Macbeth, A Little Night Music, Sunday in the Park with George and Pacific Overtures. Other Chicago credits include Death of a Salesman, Waiting for Godot, Floyd Collins, Jitney, The Odyssey and A Christmas Carol (Goodman Theatre). She earned a Bachelor of Science, Theatre and a Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology from Kansas State University and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Robert Harling

(Playwright ) made his directorial debut with The Evening Star for Paramount, which he also wrote for the screen based on Larry McMurty’s novel. The Evening Star reunited Shirley MacLaine and Jack Nicholson and co-stars Juliette Lewis, Bill Paxton, Scott Wolf, Miranda Richardson, and Marion Ross. The Evening Star is more(Playwright ) made his directorial debut with The Evening Star for Paramount, which he also wrote for the screen based on Larry McMurty’s novel. The Evening Star reunited Shirley MacLaine and Jack Nicholson and co-stars Juliette Lewis, Bill Paxton, Scott Wolf, Miranda Richardson, and Marion Ross. The Evening Star is the continuation of one of the most beloved and acclaimed movies of our time, Terms of Endearment. Before launching a successful stage and screenwriting career, Robert graduated from Tulane University School of Law, but instead of taking the bar exam, he opted to become an actor in New York. After years of productive work as an actor in voiceovers and commercials, Harling was inspired to write the highly acclaimed stage play Steel Magnolias, which was based on events from his personal life. Steel Magnolias continues to thrive in theatrical productions throughout the world. Immediately bridging a career from stage to screen, Harling adapted his original play into the popular film of the same title, which starred Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Dolly Parton, and Daryl Hannah. Over the years, Mr. Harling has become a much sought-after screenwriter: other credits, to name a few, include Soapdish, which was based on Harling’s acting experience and starred Sally Field, Whoopi Goldberg, and Robert Downey Jr., and First Wives Club for Paramount, starring Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, and Diane Keaton.

Tom Humes

(Assistant Stage Manager ) returns for his sixth season as a resident member of the stage management staff at Cleveland Play House. Selected area stage management credits include Memphis, Rock of Ages, Godspell, The Frogs, Smokey Joe's Café, Avenue Q, Pippin, and Oliver! (Cain Park); Le Nozze di Figaro more(Assistant Stage Manager ) returns for his sixth season as a resident member of the stage management staff at Cleveland Play House. Selected area stage management credits include Memphis, 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 the 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 ) is the head of Voice and Speech for Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company's Master of Fine Arts in Acting and Directing and has coached voice, dialects, and text extensively in theatre, film, and television. Theatres where he has coached include: The Public Theater, Shakespeare in the Park, more(Dialect Coach ) is the head of Voice and Speech for Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company's Master of Fine Arts in Acting and Directing and has coached voice, dialects, and text extensively in theatre, film, and television. Theatres where he has coached include: The Public Theater, Shakespeare in the Park, Noel Coward Theatre (London’s West End), Yale Repertory Company, Dallas Theater Center, McCarter Theatre, Cleveland Play House, The Huntington Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company, Hartford Stage, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Syracuse Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Hangar Theatre. For Film and Television, he has voice, dialect and text coached numerous actors, including: Nicole Kidman, Ben Mendelsohn, Sissy Spacek, Alan Rickman, Vanessa Redgrave, Robin Williams, Emma Watson, Andra Day, Miles Teller, Jennifer Hudson, Bill Skarsgard, Lashana Lynch, Lakeith Stanfield, Aaron Eckhart, Katey Segal, Ciaran Hinds, David Oyelowo, Amy Adams, Lily Rabe, Mel Gibson, Olivia Cooke, Tye Sheridan, Simon Peg, Mark Rylance, Sherie Rene Scott, Sienna Miller, Brendan Gleeson, Melissa Leo, Emily Van Camp, Blythe Danner, Logan Lerman, Linda Emond, Ryan Reynolds, and others, as well as for directors Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorcese, Lee Daniels, Ridley Scott, Ben Younger, and others.

Laura Kepley

Laura Kepley

(Director ) became Artistic Director of Cleveland Play House in 2013 and has directed numerous CPH mainstage productions including Every Brilliant Thing; Into the Breeches!; Tiny Houses (world premiere, also at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); Sweat; The Diary of Anne Frank; Shakespeare in Love; The Crucible; Steel Magnolias; The more(Director ) became Artistic Director of Cleveland Play House in 2013 and has directed numerous CPH mainstage productions including Every Brilliant Thing; Into the Breeches!; Tiny Houses (world premiere, also at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); Sweat; 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 Tiny Houses; The Chinese Lady; 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, Chautauqua Theater Company, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Contemporary American Theatre Festival, and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 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.

Jennifer Schriever

(Lighting Designer ) is a New York City based lighting designer. Her Broadway credits include Danai Gurira’s Eclipsed starring Lupita Nyong’o, and John Leguizamo’s Ghetto Klown, also filmed for HBO. Jen’s Opera credits include Les Pêcheurs de Perles and Die Fledermaus at the Metropolitan Opera in NYC; and La Traviata, more(Lighting Designer ) is a New York City based lighting designer. Her Broadway credits include Danai Gurira’s Eclipsed starring Lupita Nyong’o, and John Leguizamo’s Ghetto Klown, also filmed for HBO. Jen’s Opera credits include Les Pêcheurs de Perles and Die Fledermaus at the Metropolitan Opera in NYC; and La Traviata, Faust and A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Mariinsky in Russia. Jens Off-Broadway credits include Eclipsed, Toast and A Second Chance (Public Theatre); Night is a Room (Signature); Mala Hierba and American Hero (Second Stage); Sunset Baby (Labyrinth) and Bright Half Life (Women’s Project). Regionally Jen has worked at the Goodman, Goodspeed Opera House, Studio Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, Papermill, CenterStage, Signature, Olney, Asolo Rep, Williamstown and People’s Light. Jen is an adjunct professor at Purchase College and a member of Wingspace. jenschriever.com

Jane Shaw

(Sound Designer ) for Cleveland Play House: Sweat; The Royale; Shakespeare in Love (original music); All the Way; Steel Magnolias; The Crucible; The Little Foxes; Grounded; A Carol for Cleveland; and In the Next Room, or the vibrator play. Her credits include Engagement Party (Hartford Stage), Actually (MTC), Annie Get more(Sound Designer ) for Cleveland Play House: Sweat; The Royale; Shakespeare in Love (original music); All the Way; Steel Magnolias; The Crucible; The Little Foxes; Grounded; A Carol for Cleveland; and In the Next Room, or the vibrator play. Her credits include Engagement Party (Hartford Stage), Actually (MTC), Annie Get Your Gun (Bay Street), They Promised Her the Moon (Old Globe), Oo Bla Dee (Two River), and productions at Theatre for a New Audience, New York Theatre Workshop, the Mint Theater, Asolo, Northern Stage, Dorset Theater Festival, and American Repertory Theater. Ms. Shaw’s sound designs have earned a Drama Desk, Bessie Award, Henry Award, Connecticut Critics Circle Awards, 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.

Vicki Smith

(Scenic Designer ) For Cleveland Play House, Vicki designed Radio Golf, Raisin in the Sun, Dream a Little Dream, Dinner Party, Dirty Blonde, The Guardsman, Emancipation of Valet de Chambre, Picasso at the Lapin Agile (toured to Budapest and Miskolc, Hungary), Russian Romance, Dracula, Diary of Anne Frank, Oleanna, and more(Scenic Designer ) For Cleveland Play House, Vicki designed Radio Golf, Raisin in the Sun, Dream a Little Dream, Dinner Party, Dirty Blonde, The Guardsman, Emancipation of Valet de Chambre, Picasso at the Lapin Agile (toured to Budapest and Miskolc, Hungary), Russian Romance, Dracula, Diary of Anne Frank, Oleanna, and The African Company Presents Richard III. She’s designed for Denver Center Theatre Company (54 productions), Arizona Theatre Company, Penumbra Theatre Company, Cincinnati Playhouse, Milwaukee Rep, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Geva Theatre Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Guthrie Theatre, Kansas City Rep, Seattle Rep, Actors Theatre Louisville, Repertory Theatre St. Louis, Dallas Theatre Center, Alley Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Berkeley Rep, and others. She’s received Bay Area Critics Awards for Kite Runner and Execution of Justice, a DramaLogue Award for Cyrano, Colorado Theatre Guild and Denver Ovation Awards for Mariela in the Desert, Plainsong, Doubt, I’m Not Rappaport, and Pierre, selected for the Prague Quadrennial Design Exposition 2007.

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, 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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