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ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE

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PERSONAL

ASOLO REP & ARTISTS

The Acting Company
Asolo Rep's acting company is composed of the following talented individuals. In addition to our resident company and third year M.F.A. students of the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, they come to our stage from other cities and our own community. "Associate Artist" is a title given to a group of resident Equity actors who have made a personal and professional commitment to Asolo Rep for more than three years, established an official residence in this community and have made a special commitment to Asolo Rep's longevity. In return, these actors constitute the "leadership" of the acting company and serve in a variety of capacities for the institution, including mentoring students of the Conservatory. Those professional actors who are members of the Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, are noted with an asterisk.

DAVID BREITBARTH*

ASSOCIATE ARTIST, SIXTEENTH SEASON (Herman Glogauer, Once in a Lifetime; Michael, God of Carnage; Maurice, Fallen Angels) Most recently seen as Lenny Ganz in Rumors at Florida Rep; Ft. Myers. Over 65 past Asolo Rep productions include: 12 Angry Men, world premieres of Jason Wells’ Men of Tortuga and Perfect Mendacity, The Winter’s Tale, A Few Good Men, Pride and Prejudice, Laughing Stock, Rounding Third, Art, Peter Pan, The Front Page, The Immigrant, Hobson's Choice, Nicholas Nickleby. Broadway national tour: Spring Awakening. Off-Broadway: Short Change, Perfect Crime, Fluorescent Hunger, This Hard Life. Los Angeles theater: Life in the Trees (west coast premiere), David's Mother. Film & Television: Frasier, Taken!, Law & Order, Fame. For the Banyan Theater Company (founding member): Betrayal, Sight Unseen, Don Juan in Hell, Otherwise Engaged. David is married to actress Kate Hampton. Together, they live with Koufax, the dog.

JAMES CLARKE*

ASSOCIATE ARTIST, SIXTEENTH SEASON (Rudolph Kammerling, Once in a Lifetime; Alan, God of Carnage; Player King, Hamlet, Prince of Cuba) Last season: Porter Milgrim, Deathtrap; Juror #3, Twelve Angry Men. Past Asolo Rep seasons: Purgeon, The Imaginary Invalid; Old Shepherd/Gaoler, The Winter’s Tale; Reverend Anderson, The Devil’s Disciple; Mansky, The Play’s the Thing; Jansenius, Smash; Dalton, Equus; Graham, Lady. Other Asolo Rep credits include: Amadeus, Men of Tortuga, A Few Good Men, Pride and Prejudice, Enchanted April, Anything to Declare?, Lady Windermere’s Fan, Rounding Third, Sherlock Holmes & The West End Horror, The Front Page, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Crucible, The Millionairess, Murder by Misadventure, The Diary of Anne Frank, Inherit the Wind, You Never Can Tell, Filumena, A Flea in Her Ear, Born Yesterday, The Hollow and Twelfth Night. He has performed at Yale Rep, Pittsburgh Public, Geva, Circle in the Square and SoHo Rep. He graduated from the FSU/Asolo Conservatory in the 1970s and spent a year with Asolo Rep after graduation. TV credits include Ryan’s Hope (Pat Ryan), Search for Tomorrow, Guiding Light, Legwork (CBS series) and Saracen, a series in England.

DOUGLAS JONES*

ASSOCIATE ARTIST, TWENTY-SIXTH SEASON (Weisskopf/Schlepkin 2/Gingham & Orchids Bishop, Once in a Lifetime; Reb Todrus/Fulcha/Feitl, Yentl; Polonius/Gravedigger, Hamlet: Prince of Cuba) Past Asolo Rep credits: Painter, Las Meninas. Bejart, La Bête; Juror #10, Twelve Angry Men, Argan, The Imaginary Invalid; Camillo, The Winter’s Tale; General Burgoyne, The Devil’s Disciple;Roger, Perfect Mendacity; Mortimer, The Constant Wife; Turai, The Play’s the Thing; Frank, Equus; Dyson, Lady. Other Asolo Rep credits include Amadeus, Men of Tortuga, A Few Good Men, Pride and Prejudice, Darwin in Malibu, Laughing Stock, Enchanted April, Lady Windermere’s Fan, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Crucible, Hay Fever, You Never Can Tell, Art, A Flea in Her Ear, Golden Boy, Black Coffee, King Lear, Nicholas Nickleby and The Kentucky Cycle. Other favorites: directing The Zoo Story, The Clean House and playing Vanya in Uncle Vanya. Doug has spent seasons at Baltimore’s Centerstage, The Cleveland Play House, Milwaukee Rep, California Shakespearean Festival, Stage West, Cincinnati Playhouse, Boston’s Huntington Theatre, American Stage, Queen’s Playhouse, The Playmakers, The Straz Center, The Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre and four plays Off-Broadway. Doug trained at The Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London.

CAROLYN MICHEL*

THE KEATING FAMILY FOUNDATION ACTOR CHAIR; ASSOCIATE ARTIST, 21st SEASON (Mrs. Walker, Once in a Lifetime; Frumka Vishkower/Zlatch, Yentl) Last season: Helga, Deathtrap.  Favorite Asolo Rep roles include Toinette, The Imaginary Invalid; Kate, Broadway Bound; Maggie, Hobson’s Choice; Becky, Morning Star.Other Asolo Rep credits include The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, Enchanted April, String of Pearls, The Smell of the Kill, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Millionairess, I’m Not Rappaport, The Corn is Green, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Over the Tavern, Communicating Doors, The Sisters Rosensweig, The Immigrant, How the Other Half Loves, The Constant Wife, The Devil’s Disciple. Florida Studio Theatre roles include five one-person plays: Family Secrets; Ann Landers, The Lady with All the Answers; Rose; The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe; Dorothy Parker, One Foot in Scarsdale. Recently at Florida Repertory Theatre, Peterborough Players in NH, & American Stage: Sylvia, Sylvia; Lillian Hellman, Cakewalk; Don’t Dress for Dinner; The Triumph of Love; Learned Ladies. Off-Broadway: Sold to the Movies. Broadway: opposite Sid Caesar in Sid Caesar & Company.

 

MUSICIANS

CARLANN EVANS
Fiddler, Yentl
SECOND SEASON Carlann Evans comes from Cleveland, Ohio. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio and went on to complete her Master’s Degree at The University of Texas at Austin and performed with the Austin Symphony. Carlann also won positions with the Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife and with the Philharmonica de Gran Canaria in Spain. She holds a position with the Sarasota Orchestra and “Musicians Out of The Box”. Her association with Asolo Rep began last year with Bonnie and Clyde.

 

THE CREATIVE TEAM
PETER AMSTER
Director

FOURTH SEASON Peter is pleased to return to the Asolo Repertory Theatre where he directed Deathtrap, The Perfume Shop, and This Wonderful Life. While working in Chicago, he was nominated for Joseph Jefferson Awards for directing Once on this Island, The World Goes Round, and The Rothschilds at Apple Tree Theatre, and Pride and Prejudice at Northlight Theatre. Other Chicago area theatres include Steppenwolf, The Goodman, The Court, Live Bait, Pegasus, and Route 66. Other regional theatres include the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Syracuse Stage, GEVA Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Peninsula Players, Weston Playhouse, Maltz Jupiter Theatre and Laguna Playhouse. Peter has directed and choreographed operas for the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Opera Theatre, Skylight Opera in Milwaukee, and Light Opera Works in Evanston, IL. 


KELLY A. BORGIA*
Production Stage Manager

FOURTH SEASON Other Asolo Rep credits include: Bonnie & Clyde, Boeing Boeing, Las Meninas, The Life of Galileo, The Perfume Shop, Inventing Van Gogh and Murderers. Regional theatre credits include: Superior Donuts, Noises Off, The Pavilion, Murder on the Nile (Dorset Theatre Festival); Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Once on this Island, Betrayal (Hangar Theatre); Beauty and the Beast, The Full Monty (Northern Stage); The Miser, Picnic, am Sunday, Speed-the-Plow(CenterStage, Baltimore). Off-Broadway: Hurricane: A New Musical (2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival), Cato (The Flea Theatre) and My Heart in a Suitcase (Arts Power Touring Theatre).


PATRICIA DELOREY
Voice & Dialect Coach

NINTH SEASON is a Certified Fitzmaurice Teacher, holding an MFA in Voice & Speech from MXAT/American Repertory Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. She taught voice at the Moscow Art Theatre School in Russia, the University of Bologna in Italy, and Harvard University. She currently teaches Voice & Dialects at FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training. Patricia works extensively as a voice and dialect coach including Bonnie & Clyde directed by Jeff Calhoun, Twelve Angry Men directed by Frank Galati, Studio Six’s Plasticine directed by Dmitry Troyanovsky, Saturday Night Fever for Royal Caribbean International Cruises, and the world premiere of Adam Rapp’s Nocturne directed by Marcus Stern.


JUDY GAILEN
Set and Costume Designer

FOURTH SEASON Past Asolo Rep credits include: set and costumes for Hearts and the sets for Boeing Boeing and The Imaginary Invalid. Other recent credits include: Two Jews Walked into a War and The Exceptionals (Merrimack Rep),Don Giovanni (Music Academy of the West), A Little Night Music (Bowdoin College, where she is an adjunct lecturer). She has designed for theater and opera throughout the US, from Alaska to Florida, California to Maine, Off- and Off-Off Broadway. She also designed and directed The Stooge: A Troubled Clown for Troubled Times, The Dark Clown and other works written and performed by her husband, Michael Lane Trautman. A graduate of The Yale Drama School, Judy was awarded a Maine Arts Commission Fellowship for artistic excellence.



MICHELLE HART
Resident Wig/Hair & Makeup Designer
NINTH SEASON Michelle is a licensed cosmetologist and certified professional make-up artist, Hart designs for Asolo Rep and FSU/Asolo Conservatory shows. Other credits: Sarasota Ballet: Last Call, Rake's Progress; Florida Studio Theatre: Ruthless the Musical and Lady With All the Answers; West Coast Black Theatre Troupe: One Mo' Time; four seasons with Banyan Theater; and Open Stage Theatre: Ideal Husband, Dorian Gray and Rumors (where she won the Opius Award for Best Hair). She has also done hair and make-up for Joan Rivers, Doris Roberts, Martin Short, Jane Russell, Arlene Dahl, Soledad Villamil and for the music videos "Second Chance" by Shinedown and "Reverse Cowgirl" by T-Pain.
VIRGIL C. JOHNSON
Costume Designer

THIRD SEASON Other Asolo Rep credits include: The Perfume Shop, and Deathtrap. Virgil has been an active professional costume designer in regional theatre for the past 45 years. Regional work includes the Colorado Shakespeare, Guthrie, Missouri Rep, Indiana Rep, the Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST), Court Theater, and the Steppenwolf, where he is currently designing The March adapted and directed by Frank Galati. His designs for Verdi's Macbeth opened the Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2010 Season. He designed for the Goodman Theatre (GT) from 1969-1997 including: The Winters Tale, The Government Inspector, The Visit, and A Little Night Music, two of which won the coveted Joseph Jefferson Award for best costume design. Recipient of the Michael Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration.


PATRICK LANCZKI*
Stage Manager

FIRST SEASON Patrick is proud to be making his Asolo debut with the 2011-2012 season. His regional Stage Managing credits include multiple seasons at Arkansas Repertory Theater, The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in central New York, and at Vermont’s Northern Stage, as well as several Off-Broadway productions. As an actor he has appeared in national and international tours, including seven tours of Jesus Christ Superstar, TV, movies and voiceovers, and has been a proud member of AEA since 1984. When not working, he is an avid kayaker, and a dog owner. Many thanks to Kelly and Ann for making this happen. Patrick dedicates his work this season, as always, to his late father Alex. AHFOL to Katie, my best friend.


GREG LEAMING
Director, FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Acting Training; Associate Artistic Director, Asolo Repertory Theatre; Director

For Asolo Rep, Anything to Declare? As well as Boeing, Boeing, Hearts, The Imaginary Invalid, The Play’s The Thing and the world premiere of Jason Wells’ Men of Tortuga. For the FSU/Asolo Conservatory Pericles, Blue Window, Murder by Poe, The Mystery Plays and Two Gentleman of Verona. He is also the Curator of Asolo Rep’s Unplugged new play series. Other credits include Contemporary American Theatre Festival, American Stage, Banyan Theatre Company, Shakespeare Sedona, Southwest Shakespeare, Stage West and Philadelphia Drama Guild. Mr. Leaming has devoted much time to developing new plays with organizations including New Dramatists, New York Theatre Workshop, New York Stage and Film Cape Cod Theatre Project, The Gathering at Bigfork, and Theatre of the First Amendment.


VIC MEYRICH
Production Manager
FORTY-THIRD SEASON is a graduate of Carnegie Tech and worked at New York Shakespeare Festival, Brandeis, University of California Institute of Repertory, APA, American Conservatory Theater and again in New York. As head of production and technical staffs, he is responsible for the overall technical operation of Asolo Rep and serves as consultant for the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. He has been a member of the Asolo Rep family since 1969.
PAUL MILLER
Resident Lighting Designer

FIRST SEASON On Broadway, Paul designed the lighting for Legally Blonde (also on London’s West End), Freshly Squeezed, Laughing Room Only for City Center Encores he designed Lost in the Stars, Where's Charley, Of Thee I Sing, Music in the Air. Off-Broadway credits include Lucky Guy, Vanities - the Musical, Waiting for Godot, Addicted, Balancing Act, Nunsense. US National Tour credits include Shrek, Story Time Live (Nickelodeon), Wizard of Oz, Sweeney Todd, Hairspray, Legally Blonde, The Producers, Nunsense, Scooby Doo in Stage Fright and The Sound of Music. For Television he has designed Camelot (Live from Lincoln Center and has been the Lighting Director for the internationally televised “New Year’s Eve Celebration” in Times Square for the last 11 years.


AARON MUHL
Lighting Designer

FOURTH SEASON Asolo Rep credits include: This Wonderful Life, Perfect Mendacity, The Perfume Shop, The Last Five Years, Deathtrap. Regional theater: This Wonderful Life (Syracuse Stage, Cleveland Playhouse, Laguna Beach Playhouse); Around the World in 80 Days, Trapezium, A Moon for the Misbegotten, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Orlando Shakespeare Festival); A Little House on the Prairie, Dancing at Lughnasa (Orlando Repertory Theater). His dance credits include: The Two Pigeons, Las Hermanas, Grosse Fuge, Elite Syncopations, Allegro Brillante, Infernal Gallop, Checkmate, The Rake’s Progress, Anna Karenina (Sarasota Ballet); Shifting Phantoms, The Testimony of Matrimony, Center Ring (Moving Ethos). A graduate of the University of Central Florida, he is also the Managing Director for the Ringling International Arts Festival and the Historic Asolo Theater.


MATTHEW PARKER
Resident Sound Designer

NINETEENTH SEASON Previous Asolo Rep credits include Twelve Angry Men this season. Matt received his BFA in Theatre Production Design and Technology from Ohio University, where he designed the sound for Heartbreak House, Luann Hampton Laverty Oberlander, The Importance of Being Earnest and The Hot L Baltimore. While resident sound designer at the Monomoy Theatre on Cape Cod, he designed South Pacific, Dracula, Private Lives, Richard III and others. He has worked sound and special effects at The Flat Rock Theatre in North Carolina on such shows as I Hate Hamlet, the world premiere of Gilligan’s Island: The Musical and many others. Since 1993, Mr. Parker has designed sound for most of Asolo Rep’s productions. In addition, he wrote and performed the musical scores for The Count of Monte Cristo and Nicholas Nickleby.


LAURYN E. SASSO
Resident Dramaturg
SIXTH SEASON Lauryn received her BA in Theatre Studies from Wellesley College and her MFA in Dramaturgy from UMass Amherst. She has also studied with Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA and the National Theater Institute at the O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. Previously, she has worked at Perishable Theatre in Providence, R.I. and with the SPF Summer Play Festival in NYC. This season she is serving as dramaturg for Hamlet Redux, My Fair Lady, and all rep season productions.

 

ARTISTIC ASSOCIATES
Creating each season here at Asolo Repertory Theatre is a task that utilizes the talents and creativity of every member of the theatre's artistic and administrative staff. In addition to those who make up the day-to-day heart of Asolo Rep, there is also a select and growing group of outstanding local and national artists whose wisdom and expertise I have come to rely on. Asolo Rep's Artistic Associates help to provide our season with bold artistic excellence and deepen the richness and vitality of Asolo Rep's body of work. It is my pleasure to introduce these individuals to you.

- Michael Donald Edwards, Producing Artistic Director

Peter Amster

Director


Nilo Cruz

Pulitzer-prize winning playwright


Frank Galati

Award winning director

 

Anne Kauffman

OBIE winning director


HOWARD MILLMAN

Producing Artistic Director, Asolo Repertory Theatre (retired)


ROBERT MOSS
Artistic Director Syracuse Stage
LYNN NOTTAGE
Playwright, professor Yale School of Drama
Bill Rauch

Oregon Shakespeare Festival


MARK RUCKER
Director
TONY WALTON
Set and Costume designer
DAVID ZINN
Set and Costume designer