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March 23 - April 14, 2019 , Outcalt Theatre

Tiny Houses

By Chelsea Marcantel
Directed by Laura Kepley

Run time: 90 minutes, no intermission

Tiny homes are all the rage! Cath is ready for a big change. She quits her lucrative, fast paced job in finance and moves across the country with her boyfriend to build a 200-square-foot tiny house. Turns out that choosing a simpler life can get very complicated. Filled with lovable, idiosyncratic characters each on a quest to find a place to call home, Tiny Houses is a surprising world premiere comedy about what happens when the world shrinks.

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Foreground: Kate Eastman (Cath). Background left to right: Peter Hargrave (Bohdi), Nandita Shenoy (Jevne). Photo Credit Roger Mastroianni

Peter Hargrave as Bohdi. Photo Credit Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Peter Hargrave (Bohdi), James Holloway (Jeremiah). Photo Credit Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Kate Eastman (Cath), James Holloway (Jeremiah). Photo Credit Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Peter Hargrave (Bohdi), Michael Doherty (Ollie), Kate Eastman (Cath), Nandita Shenoy (Jevne). Photo Credit Roger Mastroianni

Michael Doherty as Ollie. Photo Credit Roger Mastroianni

Foreground: Peter Hargrave (Bohdi). Background: Nandita Shenoy (Jevne), Kate Eastman (Cath). Photo Credit Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Kate Eastman (Cath), Peter Hargrave (Bohdi). Photo Credit Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Kate Eastman (Cath), James Holloway (Jeremiah). Photo Credit Roger Mastroianni

Kate Eastman as Cath. Photo Credit Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Kate Eastman (Cath), Peter Hargrave (Bohdi), Nandita Shenoy (Jevne), Michael Doherty (Ollie). Photo Credit Roger Mastroianni

Michael Doherty as Ollie. Photo Credit Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Kate Eastman (Cath), James Holloway (Jeremiah). Photo Credit Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Kate Eastman (Cath), Michael Doherty (Ollie), Nandita Shenoy (Jevne). Photo Credit Roger Mastroianni

Nandita Shenoy as Jevne. Photo Credit Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Nandita Shenoy (Jevne), Michael Doherty (Ollie), Kate Eastman (Cath). Photo Credit Roger Mastroianni

From left to right: Kate Eastman (Cath) and Peter Hargrave (Bohdi). Photo Credit Roger Mastroianni.

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Michael Doherty

Michael Doherty

(Ollie) is making his CPH debut! He recently closed a production of Chelsea Marcantel’s world premiere adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan at Delaware Theatre Company. Other Regional credits include A Christmas Carol (Denver Center for the Performing Arts), The Foreigner (Utah Shakespeare Festival); The Producers (Bristol Riverside more(Ollie) is making his CPH debut! He recently closed a production of Chelsea Marcantel’s world premiere adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan at Delaware Theatre Company. Other Regional credits include A Christmas Carol (Denver Center for the Performing Arts), The Foreigner (Utah Shakespeare Festival); The Producers (Bristol Riverside Theatre), Hand to God (Berkeley Repertory Theatre; Theatre Bay Area Award, Bay Area Critic’s Circle Award), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Theatre Horizon; Barrymore Award), Peter and the Starcatcher (Connecticut Repertory Theatre; Connecticut Critic’s Circle Nomination), Ragtime (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre), Assistance (Wilma Theater), and many more. His television pilot, Los Jarochos, won Best Writing at the 2013 Independent TV Festival. He received his BFA in Theatre Arts from the University of the Arts. He is the co-founder of CIRCL (Consortium for Interdisciplinary Research on Creativity and Learning), and is currently conducting a study what makes actors different than other people. MikeDoh.com

Kate Eastman

Kate Eastman

(Cath) is thrilled to make her Cleveland Play House debut as Cath in Tiny Houses. She has previously worked with Chelsea Marcantel in workshops of Airness and White Girls Guide To International Terrorism. She has worked regionally at The Guthrie Theater (Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, BWW Regional Best Actress more(Cath) is thrilled to make her Cleveland Play House debut as Cath in Tiny Houses. She has previously worked with Chelsea Marcantel in workshops of Airness and White Girls Guide To International Terrorism. She has worked regionally at The Guthrie Theater (Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, BWW Regional Best Actress Nominee), Long Wharf, and Chautauqua Theater Company. Film credits include Damage, Brothers and About A Teacher. Television includes Blue Bloods, and Rx, a web pilot she also wrote. Education: Juilliard. Thank you Ali, Tom, Mom and Dad.

Peter Hargrave

Peter Hargrave

(Bohdi) 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(Bohdi) 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!

James Holloway

James Holloway

(Jeremiah) recently appeared Off-Broadway in the world premiere of Separate and Equal at 59E59. Other New York credits include Macbeth (Theatre Row), The Men (Primary Stages), and They Think Our Favorite Color is Green (Kraine Theater). James has worked regionally at GEVA, the Tony Award-winning Crossroads, Bristol Riverside, Flat Rock more(Jeremiah) recently appeared Off-Broadway in the world premiere of Separate and Equal at 59E59. Other New York credits include Macbeth (Theatre Row), The Men (Primary Stages), and They Think Our Favorite Color is Green (Kraine Theater). James has worked regionally at GEVA, the Tony Award-winning Crossroads, Bristol Riverside, Flat Rock Playhouse, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, New Theatre, and won the BroadwayWorld Award-Los Angeles for Best Featured Actor in Broken Fences at The Road Theatre Company. Television credits include Law & Order: SVU, Blue Bloods, Sam & Cat, Grey’s Anatomy, The Newsroom, and Masters of Sex. Film includes The Roe Effect (HBO), The Cycle (HBO), and Jackson Parish (BET, Craft Award for Best Actor at First Run Film Festival). He holds a B.F.A. from the Conservatory of Acting at SUNY - Purchase College and a Master’s in Classical Acting from LAMDA. iamjamesholloway.com

Nandita Shenoy

Nandita Shenoy

(Jevne) is thrilled to make her Cleveland Play House debut! Nandita is an actor-writer who lives in New York City. She starred in the Off-Broadway production of her play Washer/Dryer at Ma-Yi Theater Company. She has originated roles in the world premieres of Adam Szymkowicz’s Mercy and his more(Jevne) is thrilled to make her Cleveland Play House debut! Nandita is an actor-writer who lives in New York City. She starred in the Off-Broadway production of her play Washer/Dryer at Ma-Yi Theater Company. She has originated roles in the world premieres of Adam Szymkowicz’s Mercy and his Marian, or The True Tale of Robin Hood; Eric Pfeffinger’s Some Other Kind of Person; and Richard Dresser’s Trouble Cometh; and she has spent a season in the repertory company at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Television credits include Netflix’ Daredevil and TBS' The Last OG. As a playwright, her work has been performed in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, as well as in Shanghai. She is a proud member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, the Dramatists Guild and Actors Equity. Nandita holds a BA in English literature from Yale University. Visit nanditashenoy.com.

Amy Clark

(Costume Designer) is a NYC based costume designer whose work has been seen on Broadway, regional theaters, television, and arenas across the country. Amy's costume designs for Broadway include A Night With Janis Joplin and Chaplin (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations). Other recent designs include Follis (St. more(Costume Designer) is a NYC based costume designer whose work has been seen on Broadway, regional theaters, television, and arenas across the country. Amy's costume designs for Broadway include A Night With Janis Joplin and Chaplin (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations). Other recent designs include Follis (St. Louis Rep); Carefree Dancing with Fred and Ginger (Northeast tour); Mr. Wolf (Cleveland Play House); Himself and Nora (The Minetta Lane); Heathers The Musical (New World Stages); Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus presents Legends and Circus Extreme; Chaplin (St. Petersburg Russia); My Life is a Musical (Bay Street Theater); Somewhere (Hartford Stage); On Your Toes (City Center Encores!); and The Litte Mermaid (Papermill Playhouse). Amy received the 2012 Theatre Hall of Fame Emerging Artists Fellowship and received an MFA in Costume Design from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Amy is currently designing the new musical adaptation of Romy and Michele's High School Reunion.

D'Arcy Dersham

(Dialect Coach) is an actor, teacher, and dialect coach currently based in Philadelphia. She is pleased to be working at Cleveland Play House again, after coaching a workshop production of Tiny Houses last year. A member of the Voice and Speech Faculty at the Brown/Trinity MFA Program for eight years, more(Dialect Coach) is an actor, teacher, and dialect coach currently based in Philadelphia. She is pleased to be working at Cleveland Play House again, after coaching a workshop production of Tiny Houses last year. A member of the Voice and Speech Faculty at the Brown/Trinity MFA Program for eight years, she taught Phonetics, Speech, Verse, and Dialects. D’Arcy has also taught at the Yale School of Drama, NTI/Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Providence College, Salem State University, University of Rhode Island, Salve Regina University, and Rhode Island College. As a dialect coach, her work includes productions at Delaware Theatre Company, Trinity Repertory Company, and Hangar Theatre Company, as well as many graduate and undergraduate productions. D’Arcy received her BA from Oberlin College, studied physical theater under Jacques Lecoq at L’École Internationale de Théâtre in Paris, and holds an MFA in Acting from Trinity Rep/RIC. More at darcydersham.com.

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 worked at Porthouse Theatre where he stage managed Man of La Mancha and The Music Man. John has also stage managed at North more(Stage Manager) was Cleveland Play House's resident stage manager from 2001 to 2008 and returned to CPH in the fall of 2011. This past summer, he worked at Porthouse Theatre where he stage managed Man of La Mancha and The Music Man. 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.

Laura Kepley

Laura Kepley

(Director) became Artistic Director of Cleveland Play House in 2013 and has directed numerous CPH mainstage productions including 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); more(Director) became Artistic Director of Cleveland Play House in 2013 and has directed numerous CPH mainstage productions including 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.

Elizabeth Mak

(Lighting Designer) is a Singapore-born, NYC-based lighting, projection, and scenic designer. New York City designs include The Tricky Part and A Walk in the Woods with The Barrow Group, and work with the Public Under the Radar Festival, New Ohio Ice Factory, and IATI. Regional designs include Bridges of Madison more(Lighting Designer) is a Singapore-born, NYC-based lighting, projection, and scenic designer. New York City designs include The Tricky Part and A Walk in the Woods with The Barrow Group, and work with the Public Under the Radar Festival, New Ohio Ice Factory, and IATI. Regional designs include Bridges of Madison County (Philadelphia Theatre Company); Cymbeline (Yale Repertory Theater); and The Square Root of Three Sisters (International Festival of Arts and Ideas). International designs include Nanyang: The Musical (Singapore International Festival of Arts) and Salomé: Woman of Valor (Vancouver Chutzpah Festival, Ashkenaz Toronto Festival). She is a resident designer with Albany Park Theater Project in Chicago, a graduate of Yale School of Drama, and a member of Wingspace Theatrical Design. elizabethmak.com.

Arnulfo Maldonado

(Scenic Designer) Past CPH: Grounded. Recent credits include: The world premiere of Rob Askins' The Carpenter (Alley Theater); Fireflies (Atlantic Theatre); India Pale Ale, Sugar In Our Wounds (MTC); Charm, School Girls... (MCC Theater); I Was Most Alive With You, Dance Nation, Men On Boats (Playwrights Horizons); Usual Girls, Bobbie more(Scenic Designer) Past CPH: Grounded. Recent credits include: The world premiere of Rob Askins' The Carpenter (Alley Theater); Fireflies (Atlantic Theatre); India Pale Ale, Sugar In Our Wounds (MTC); Charm, School Girls... (MCC Theater); I Was Most Alive With You, Dance Nation, Men On Boats (Playwrights Horizons); Usual Girls, Bobbie Clearly (Roundabout Theater Company); Parable of the Sower (UTR/International tour); The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir (International tour). Mr. Maldonado is a Clubbed Thumb Affiliated Artist, a recipient of a Princess Grace Fabergé Theater Award, and a multiple Henry Hewes design nominee. MFA: NYU Tisch. arnulfomaldonado.com

Chelsea Marcantel

Chelsea Marcantel

(Playwright) is an LA-based writer, director, and collaborator. Reared by Cajuns in southwest Louisiana, Chelsea has lived and made theatre among the tribes of the Midwest, Appalachia, the Mid-Atlantic, and now the West Coast. In 2016, she completed a Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Fellowship at The Juilliard School. Her more(Playwright) is an LA-based writer, director, and collaborator. Reared by Cajuns in southwest Louisiana, Chelsea has lived and made theatre among the tribes of the Midwest, Appalachia, the Mid-Atlantic, and now the West Coast. In 2016, she completed a Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Fellowship at The Juilliard School. Her plays, which have been produced across the US and Canada, include Airness, Everything is Wonderful, Tiny Houses, A White Girl’s Guide to International Terrorism, Saint Joan, and Devour. She is currently a member of the inaugural Writers’ Room playwrights’ unit at Geffen Playhouse, and working on commissions for two new musicals. As a writer, Chelsea is extremely interested in humans as small-group primates, and what happens when the rules and value systems of our chosen groups cease to serve us. She reads a lot of books, watches a lot of documentaries, and listens to a lot of podcasts. Chelsea is an avid self-producer, an enthusiastic member of The Writers Guild of America and The Dramatists Guild, and runs with an amazing group of activists called The Kilroys, who strive for the increased representation of women, non-binary, and trans theatre-makers on every level of the American theatre.

Daniel Perelstein

(Sound Designer) is a freelance sound designer, composer, and musical director in Philadelphia. A newcomer to Cleveland Play House, he is pleased to return after designing The Diary of Anne Frank earlier this season. Recent designs and/or original music at Roundabout Theatre Company, Primary Stages, McCarter Theatre, Opera Philadelphia, Geva more(Sound Designer) is a freelance sound designer, composer, and musical director in Philadelphia. A newcomer to Cleveland Play House, he is pleased to return after designing The Diary of Anne Frank earlier this season. Recent designs and/or original music at Roundabout Theatre Company, Primary Stages, McCarter Theatre, Opera Philadelphia, Geva Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Wilma Theater, Arden Theatre, People’s Light, and others. Daniel is an Associate Artist at the Wilma Theater, and he teaches Sound Design to undergraduates at Washington College in Maryland. He has received Barrymore Awards for Don Juan… at the Wilma Theater and Knives in Hens at Theatre Exile; as well as sixteen Barrymore Award nominations in three categories. Daniel received an Independence Foundation Fellowship in 2013. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College, where he earned a B.S. in Engineering, and a B.A. in Music.

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