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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) Lavour Addison was last scene as Macbeth in the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program’s Macbeth. A 2017 Member of the Chautauqua Theatre Company where he Played Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet. Recently seen in Shakespeare in Love at CPH. CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program credits include: She Stoops to Conquer, Clybourne more(Albert/Kevin) Lavour Addison was last scene as Macbeth in the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program’s Macbeth. A 2017 Member of the Chautauqua Theatre Company where he Played Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet. Recently seen in Shakespeare in Love at CPH. 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. Favorite credits include The Wild Party, The Genteel Sabai, and Bug. Thank you to my wife Brittni Addison. You have always pushed me and made me better in every way. I could not have done this without you. I love you to the moon and down again around the world a back again. I love you to the sun and down again around the stars and back again.

Paul Bugallo

Paul Bugallo

(Karl/Kenneth) Paul Bugallo was born in Miami but 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 more(Karl/Kenneth) Paul Bugallo was born in Miami but 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 Macbeth, Clybourne Park and She Stoops to Conquer. Paul most recently appeared as Lord Tilney in CPH's 102nd season opening show Shakespeare in Love and as First Man in The Diary of Anne Frank.

Mariah Burks

Mariah Burks

(Francine/Lena) is overjoyed to be stepping back onto the CPH stage. She was last seen at CPH as Logainne Schwartzandgrubienerre in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Other CPH credits include: the understudy for Sister Rosetta Tharpe/Marie Knight in Marie and Rosetta, Shakespeare in Love, and the New Ground more(Francine/Lena) is overjoyed to be stepping back onto the CPH stage. She was last seen at CPH as Logainne Schwartzandgrubienerre in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Other CPH credits include: the understudy for Sister Rosetta Tharpe/Marie Knight in Marie and Rosetta, Shakespeare in Love, and the New Ground Theatre Festival concert reading of The Nolan Williams Project. Mariah is a member of the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program class of 2018 where credits include Macbeth, Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses, Clybourne Park, and She Stoops to Conquer. Mariah is an alumna of Bowling Green State University with a BAC in Musical Theatre. Credits include: Spring Awakening, Legally Blonde, Book of Days, Urinetown: The Musical, and CHICAGO: The Musical. Recipient of the 2015 National Irene Ryan Scholarship Acting Award at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Washington, DC. Other regional theatre work includes Caroline, or Change at Tantrum Theatre. Shout out to her mother for being a Wonder Woman! Enjoy the show!

Kyle Cherry

Kyle Cherry

(Steve) Kyle Cherry was born in Wisconsin and raised in California. While at Cleveland Play House he has appeared in Shakespeare in Love, 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 more(Steve) Kyle Cherry was born in Wisconsin and raised in California. While at Cleveland Play House he has appeared in Shakespeare in Love, 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, She Stoops to Conquer, and Macbeth. 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)

Sarah Cuneo is a born-and-raised Jersey girl who fell in love with theater at an early age – one of her earliest memories is seeing the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and getting upset when she wasn’t allowed to get up on stage to dance with the Rockettes. After

more(Bev/Kathy)

Sarah Cuneo is a born-and-raised Jersey girl who fell in love with theater at an early age – one of her earliest memories is seeing the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and getting upset when she wasn’t allowed to get up on stage to dance with the Rockettes. After graduating from Princeton University with a major in Psychology and certificates in Neuroscience and Theater, Sarah decided to hone her technique and pursue her MFA at the Tony-Award winning Cleveland Play House in the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program. While there, Sarah appeared in CPH productions such as The Diary of Anne Frank (Margot) and Shakespeare in Love (Molly, Viola u/s). She also appeared in MFA productions, including She Stoops to Conquer (Kate Hardcastle), Clybourne Park (Bev/Kathy), Macbeth (Witch/Lennox), and Metamorphoses (Alcyone/Various). Though she is enthusiastic about many different acting styles, Sarah particularly loves working on heightened language texts such as Sarah Ruhl, Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams, and good old-fashioned farce. Sarah is a die-hard cat lover, sci-fi nerd, and coffee enthusiast. If she's not acting, she's probably reading, playing a board game, or re-watching Parks and Recreation for the hundredth time.

Peter Hargrave

Peter Hargrave

(Russ/Dan) is thrilled to be back in the 216 after graduating from the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program (Class of 2018). CPH credits include Shakespeare in Love, The Diary of Anne Frank, and The Good Peaches (world premiere). Peter recently made his Off-Broadway debut in The more(Russ/Dan) is thrilled to be back in the 216 after graduating from the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program (Class of 2018). CPH credits include Shakespeare in Love, The Diary of Anne Frank, and The Good Peaches (world premiere). Peter recently made his Off-Broadway debut in The First Annual Trump Family Special at the Triad Theatre. Other Regional credits include Actors Theatre of Louisville, Gateway Playhouse, Texas Shakespeare Festival, Musical Theatre West, and Disney Cruise Line. My most important credit: Husband of Kat. Please visit peterhargrave.com or follow @peteyhargrave for more!

Megan Medley

Megan Medley

(Betsy/Lindsey) Megan Medley is so grateful to this class for all that they have shared together in this program and is ready to hit the Big Apple and start the next adventure. Most recently, she tore it up with her classmates as Lady M in Macbeth. At Cleveland Play House more(Betsy/Lindsey) Megan Medley is so grateful to this class for all that they have shared together in this program and is ready to hit the Big Apple and start the next adventure. Most recently, she tore it up with her classmates as Lady M in Macbeth. At Cleveland Play House she learned a lot understudying Anne in The Diary of Anne Frank, and had a blast playing in Shakespeare in Love. 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 world premiere of 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 love Aurélien Bayo and her family for their love and support and her sweet kitties!

Randy Merrill

Randy Merrill

(Jim/Tom) Randy Merrill hails originally from Tampa, Florida but was raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Most recent credits include the regional premier of Really, Really (Jimmy); Macbeth (Macduff), directed by Taibi Magar; Clybourne Park (Jim/Tom); and She Stoops to Conquer (Charles Marlow). He has also recently appeared in La Cage Aux more(Jim/Tom) Randy Merrill hails originally from Tampa, Florida but was raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Most recent credits include the regional premier of Really, Really (Jimmy); Macbeth (Macduff), directed by Taibi Magar; 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. BFA: Florida State University. GO NOLES!

Donald Carrier

Donald Carrier

(Director) recently directed Fifth of July, Clybourne Park, The Misanthrope, Shaw’s Too True to Be Good, and The Violins of Hope for the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program; as well as Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Seminar and Really Really (Beck Center for the Arts), and Becky Shaw (Dobama Theatre). Selected more(Director) recently directed Fifth of July, Clybourne Park, The Misanthrope, Shaw’s Too True to Be Good, and The Violins of Hope for the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program; as well as Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Seminar and Really Really (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; andLincolnesque. 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. Don is a proud Lunt/Fontanne Fellow. Upcoming- Directing As You Like It for the CWRU Department of Theatre's Eldred Season and Othello at the Texas Shakespeare Festival.

Jill Davis

(Scenic Designer) 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 Uncle Vanya; Urinetown; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; and The Learned Ladies. more(Scenic Designer) 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 Uncle Vanya; Urinetown; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; and The Learned Ladies. Set designs for the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program include Macbeth, Clybourne Park, Too True to Be Good, Identity Theft, Present Laughter, An Orchard, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, and Big Love. 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) designs costumes, wigs, and makeup for professional companies and education programs. Since 2011, she has been the Resident Costume Designer and an Associate Professor of Theater at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She is pleased to have her work presented at many venues, including Cleveland Play more(Costume Designer) designs costumes, wigs, and makeup for professional companies and education programs. Since 2011, she has been the Resident Costume Designer and an Associate Professor of Theater at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She is pleased to have her work presented at many venues, including Cleveland Play House, the Seattle Opera, Cleveland Public Theatre, American Folklore Theatre, Montana Repertory Theatre, Texas Shakespeare Festival, and Theater at Monmouth. In addition, Angelina has had the opportunity to work with several television/ production companies as a makeup artist and stylist. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Theater (Costume Design) at the University of South Carolina. She is a proud member of USITT, StateraArts, and an alumna of Alpha Xi Delta women's fraternity. angelinaherin.wixsite.com/designer

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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