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Senior Holiday Luncheon At The Pompano Beach Cultural Center Picture By Ary Milligan

L A R U T l U C E C N A i L L A 2017-2018

Our family of critically-acclaimed non-profit resident companies produces exciting individual performances, inspiring collaborations and educational programming

Brazilian Voices Brazilian Voices is a women’s vocal ensemble that incorporates the best of Brazilian culture. Two musical directors, Beatriz Malnic and Loren Oliveira, have assembled a cast of devoted women who volunteer their voices and time to preserve the rich multicultural Brazilian heritage.

Curtain Call Playhouse Curtain Call Playhouse is proud to be the most active “touring” theater locally in South Florida for the past 20 years. Their mission is to bring the excitement of live theater to local communities to entertain and inspire multi-generational audiences.

Florida Classical Ballet The mission of the Florida Classical Ballet (FCB) is to promote and preserve the tradition of classical ballet by offering exciting programs designed to enrich and inspire the community. These highly talented local, national and international artists focus on the fusion of Cuban technique and American style.

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Fushu Daiko Since 1990, Fushu Daiko has been training in the art of Taiko, a musical art form that builds on a 2,600+ year-old tradition of Japanese drumming. Their music combines the traditional drums and rhythms of Japan with musical styles from around the world to create an exciting, powerful cross-cultural experience.

Outré Theatre Company Outré Theatre Company is a young, vibrant company that believes theater is a living art form with the power to reimagine and reexamine ourselves and the world around us. Outré nurtures the creative spirit of individuals and our community through original and established works to engage the souls and imaginations of the artists and the audience.

Rootz of Music Florida-based Rootz of Music, Inc. was founded in 2011 by Jazz guitarist, arranger, composer and music educator Eugene Grey along with his wife Felicia K. Grey. Committed to inspiring people in their appreciation of music, they preserve the history of Jamaica’s popular music through innovative programs.

South Florida Jubilee Chorus Proudly affiliated with Sweet Adelines International, a worldwide organization of women singers focused on the art of barbershop singing, the South Florida Jubilee Chorus sings variety of songs from Broadway, classical music, mainstream music, and gospel. | 3

South Florida Chamber Ensemble A combination of the Art Trio and the New York Wind Trio, South Florida Chamber Ensemble is comprised of six musicians from the brass, woodwind, string and percussion families. Their members perform throughout South Florida in orchestras like the Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet, South Florida Philharmonic and Boca Raton Philharmonic. www.sfcemusic com

Herman LeVern Jones’ TheatreSouth Founded in 2007 as a nonprofit in Atlanta, GA by Mr. Herman LeVern Jones, MFA, to expose the local metro community to the classical theater arts, TheatreSouth permanently moved to the Miami area in 2013.

Actor Patrick Rodriguez for American Idiot Presented by Outre’ Theatre Company At The Pompano Beach Cultural Center Picture By Ary Milligan



by Diane Samuels Curtain Call Playhouse

March 2 - March 18

The deeply moving story about the psychological scars left on some of the 10,000 unaccompanied Jewish children who were evacuated to England prior to the war against Germany. This story moves between the past and present time.

Emoticoncert 4 In the End

South Florida Chamber Ensemble

March 10 • 2 pm

Presented by South Florida Chamber Ensemble. Tchaikovsky’s final symphony and his only Violin Concerto is paired with Edward MacDowell’s final two works.

Advanced Style with Ari Seth Cohen

Venetian Arts Society

March 13 • 6 pm

Presents women and men who exemplify the concept of “Advanced Style in The Theater of Life… Stylish Art in Motion!” This event will also feature a cameo performance by Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami. | 5

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony At The Pompano Beach Cultural Center Picture By Prince Aderele

Musical artist Toni Symone at the PBCC Live Music Series Presented by School of Rock At The Pompano Beach Cultural Center Picture By Ary Milligan

Musical artist DemiGod-Q at the PBCC Live Music Series Presented by School of Rock At The Pompano Beach Cultural Center Picture By Ary Milligan

Rita Joe (Jo Cabot), Elizabeth Price (Ms. White) & Bridget Parente (Ms. Orange) for Reservoir Dolls Outre Theatre Company At The Pompano Beach Cultural Center Picture By Justin Francis

Musical artist Starve Marve at the PBCC Live Music Series Presented by School of Rock At The Pompano Beach Cultural Center Picture By Ary Milligan


Elisa Dannielle (Extraordinary Girl) for American Idiot Presented by Outre Theater Company At The Pompano Beach Cultural Center Picture By Ary Milligan


Time & Place: London attic in 1939 & 1980’s

MARCH 2 - 18, 2018 Diane Samuels Directed by Jerry Jensen

Presented by CURTAIN CALL PLAYHOUSE WHO’S WHO Jerry Jensen (Director) is pleased to work with CCP, previously directing their productions of My Fair Lady, Private Lives, The Lion in Winter and It’s Only a Play! Active in Florida Theatre since 2004, Jerry’s worked with over a dozen companies as Director, Stage Manager and Actor, bringing his 25 years of broad stage experience to numerous theaters at 8 states. Lindsey O’Neill (Eva Schlesinger) Stage: A Christmas Carol, The Hobbit, Wizard of Oz, Guys and Dolls, All the King’s Women, Legally Blonde, Overtones, Curious Savage, Doubt, Taming of the Shrew. Film: Rift. Lindsey is honored to be portraying the role of Eva. Kris Coffelt (Evelyn) is thrilled to be part of this extraordinary story. Celebrating CCP’s 21 years is another amazing milestone. In LA she starred in films & commercials, and originated roles at such esteemed theatres as Actors Forum and Hollywood Actors Theatre. She has directed and starred in over 150 productions. Joanne Marsic (Lil) considers it quite a challenge to be appearing in Kindertransport/and is very happy to be working with such a talented cast of players. Joanne has been a part of the theatre scene in Miami for quite a while. She is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Art in NYC/and is doubly pleased to be onstage once again with her life partner Joel . Jennifer Coe (Faith) Stage: Vanya and Sonia...,The Lion in Winter, Strangers on a Train, A Palm Tree in a Rose Garden, Dancing at Lughnasa, Much Ado About Nothing. Film: Solus, Heir of the Unknown World, The Masque of the Red Death. Commercial: Disney, Universal. Much love and gratitude to her family and friends. Marah Lieberman (Helga) Marah is a 33 year old actress and singer from Hollywood, FL. She is the descendant of Holocaust survivors and is honored to be able to portray the role of Helga with Curtain Call Playhouse. Marah has been performing since the age of 10 and hopes to perform for many more years to come! Joel Kolker (Ratcatcher, Nazi Border Official, English Organizer, Postman & Border Guard) is proud to play all the male roles in this show.. Favorite roles: Rick Roma and Shelly “The Machine Levine”, in different productions. Also appeared in “Twelve Angry Men” , “The Root”, “The Accomplices “ “Cold Storage””Arms and the Man”, It’s good to be alive. Joanne, you rock. Jack Coffelt (Set Design); Jerry Berger (Sound Design); Jerry Jensen (Light Design, Stage Manager); Kris Coffelt (Costume Design) Joel Kolker (Rehearsal Stage Manager) *Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. *Performed by Special Arrangement with Susan Schulman, A Literary Agency, 454 W. 44th St., NY, NY 10036

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& The Theater of Life With Ari Seth Cohen and South Florida “Stylist Art in Motion” Featuring Salon Performance by Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami


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“Our purpose is to satisfy all the senses, to enrich the emotional and spiritual being, and to go…above and beyond life’s trivialities!” Venetian Arts Society (VAS), a not-for-profit tax exempt 501©3, is a membership based organization that highlights the multi-cultural and inter-generational diversity of our community through a celebration of multi-disciplinary arts in intimate and interactive art salon settings. The Venetian Arts Society 21st century version of the “Art Salon” is a performance-educational-social concept with a mission to unify our world by celebrating the multi-cultural and inter-generational diversity of our community through inter-disciplinary arts. Please join us for a complete artistic experience with food, wine, and stimulating conversation...where art compliments art. The Venetian Arts Society provides a unique opportunity in South Florida for those looking for an inspiring artistic experience, stimulating conversation, elegant hors d’oeuvres, wine and champagne, as well as a connection with artists and like-minded arts enthusiasts…all within an intimate and interactive artistic, educational, and social atmosphere. The goal is to enrich the individual lives of all in our community through meaningful and purposeful artistic presentations…evoking the vibrancy, energy, and sheer productivity that result when people of all ages and cultures come together. These Grand Art Salons are our unique and innovative 21st century version of the Art Salon offering everyone in our community, whether a novice of a connoisseur, the rare and extraordinary opportunity to observe and interact with world class performing and visual artists. The VAS Art Salon presents all art and artistic cultural disciplines – music, dance, digital/new media, film/video/animation, folk arts, humanities and cultural studies, interdisciplinary events/festivals, literature, public art, theatre, performing and visual arts. Music, art, drama, and dance are tools that help us develop the mind and body, refine feelings, thoughts, and tastes, and reflect and represent our customs and values as a society. In the same intimate and interactive style of all Venetian Arts Society (VAS) Salons, John Knox Village and Nova Southeastern University join VAS to present ArtSage: An inter-generational fine arts program which features Celebration ArtSage, a concert series presenting celebrated international artists of all disciplines and genres in a 21st century Art Salon setting Future programming will include a Young Artists-in-Residence Program at JKK and Festival ArtSage, an annual two week county wide interdisciplinary arts festival (in the fashion of Spoleto Festival USA). The ArtSage experience synthesizes the total artistic, social, multi-generational and educational experience. Within the South Florida community at large, VAS presents UP CLOSE & PERSONAL at Nova Southeastern University and NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, The Venetian Salon at John Knox Village, VOICES IN THE GALLERY at Gallery of Amazing Things, VAS CAFE SOCIETY, Connoisseur Salons at Villa Vizcaya (Miami), Society of the Four Arts (Palm Beach), as well as the VAS Estate Salons. These Grand Art Salons Socials are our unique and innovative 21st century version of the Art Salon with the goal to offer everyone in our community, whether a novice of a connoisseur, the rare and extraordinary opportunity to observe and interact with world performing and visual artists. For more information on John Knox Village please contact: 954-783-4040 or visit, or the Venetian Arts Society at or call (954) 709-7447. Please visit the VAS website to learn more about his unique and innovative organization and the myriad of our arts presentations in the South Florida community. | 11

VAS Icon of the Arts Award Winners 2018 Sherrill Milnes, baritone 2017 Renata Scotto, soprano 2016 Vic Damone, crooner 2015 Leona Mitchell, soprano 2014 Virginia Zeani, soprano

Credits 2018 Angels Elizabeth Lycke Gene Kaufman Maria Salgado The Peck Foundation, Milwaukee Miriam Peck, Jodi Peck and Les Weil Kenneth Novikoff Milton Graves & Armondo Gutierrez, Jr. Bindu, Sachin, & Michael Mayi (Share-a-Pet) Howard (“Gil�) & Elizabeth Cobb Harriett Sams

Dr. Raymond & Madeline Gambino Sylvia Minchew Peter Cowan & Simon Offit Carol and Rudy Frei Anna Rua Harriet Mertz Franklin Schmidt Sam Townsend Gloria Lafont Brian Hero Irene Schyberger Barbara Copanos

Board of Directors William Riddle, President Ingrid Mayi, Vice President Paul Radloff, Secretary/Treasurer

Advisory Board Nilda Comas (Art Curator)

Dr. Bindu Mayi

Ann Clark, Renata Scotto

author (Mrs. A)

Sherrill Milnes, Virginia Zeani

Tito Capobianco

James Judd

Barbara Sandonato

Barbara Copanos

Mario Hamlet-Metz

William Riddle, Producer and Director Ingrid Mayi, Production Manager John Knox Village Catering (Susanne Russell, Director)

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This Evening Advanced Style presents women and men who exemplify the concept of Advance Style in The Theater of Life…Stylish Art in Motion!” followed by a cameo performance by Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami. Our co-hosts for the evening are Jason Hughes, Tower Club of Fort Lauderdale (Director of Marketing) and Monica McAfee, John Knox Village (Director of Marketing). ADVANCED STYLE with Ari Seth Cohen, the internationally celebrated young fashion/style photographer, author, and film documentary producer. Ari has published several successful books and film documentaries on “ capturing the sartorial savvy of the senior set...who live full creative lives. They live life to the fullest, age gracefully and continue to grow and challenge themselves.”

Stylish Art in Motion Faustina Sindall Linda Phass Hanna Zukoski

JJ Kovacs Scott Levine Michael Werzer

Anna Rua Andrea MacVicar Maggie Robin

Cameo Salon Performance The Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami’s mission is to promote and preserve the tradition of the Cuban Classical School of Ballet outside of Cuba. They strive to develop future career classical dancers, to showcase recently exiled Cuban principal dancers and those already dancing in the United States and abroad, as well as other Latin American rising stars, and to ensure that the organization achieves an international reputation as one of the preeminent ballet companies in America. CCBM is striving to secure the legacy of Cuban Classical Ballet for future generations. CCBM is the only dance company in South Florida dedicated to the classical ballet repertoire focusing on the legacy of the Cuban Ballet.

Please join us on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 2:00-4:00pm in the Village Centre Auditorium on the John Knox Village campus for High Tea featuring an interview/panel discussion with Ari Seth Cohen. The afternoon will focus on Ari’s Advanced Style concept and his various projects as well as a non-traditional style/fashion presentation of tropical day wear. The two (2) day event will be conclude with a book signing and a meet and greet with Ari Seth Cohen. I Saturday, March 24, 2018 6-9 pm Elizabeth Caballero, Celebrated Cuban/American Soprano Village Centre Auditorium John Knox Village II Thursday, May 10, 2018 7-9 pm UP CLOSE and PERSONAL with Jose Angel Navarro, Classical Guitar Virtuoso Tower Club One Financial Plaza Fort Lauderdale (28th Floor Penthouse) III Saturday, June 23, 2018 6-9 pm The Venetian Salon Dr. Michael Caldwell, piano (Nova Southeastern University faculty) at John Knox Village | 13

Ari Seth Cohen The creator of Advanced Style, a street style blog documenting, in his words, the “fashion and wisdom of the senior set.” Cohen’s blog was made into a best-selling book, also titled ‘Advanced Style.’ Cohen’s grandmothers were his best friends growing up; as a result, Cohen “noticed a lack of older people in fashion campaigns and street style sites.” One of the Cohen’s grandmothers, who attended graduate school at Columbia University, told the young Cohen to move to New York if he wanted to be creative. The blogger duly began his photographic career when he moved into New York City in 2008, “as a way to better connect with older people.” Cohen is passionate about his subjects and society’s treatment of older people. He has spoken at a conference on abuse of the elderly, attending with one of his subjects. “I think that people neglect, forget, or ignore older people and don’t realize their worth. They don’t realize that they still want to be heard and that they still have a lot to offer.”

The Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami (CCBM) was founded in 2006 by Pedro Pablo Pena, Director of the International Ballet Festival of Miami, recognized as one of the most important festivals of its kind in the United States. CCBM is solely dedicated to performing and preserving the classical ballet repertoire as exemplified by the Cuban ballet tradition. CCBM is also the only professional ballet company in Miami that produces classical ballet works exclusively. Famous for its artistic virtuosity and technical brilliance, the Cuban Ballet School has trained some of the most well-known dancers of today and the late 20th century, and has created a technique that is unmatched in modern day classical ballet. One of CCBM’s goals is to establish a permanent classical ballet company and school that will preserve and further the tradition of the Cuban Classical School of ballet outside of Cuba, creating performance and teaching opportunities for the exiled members of this school in Miami and elsewhere for years to come.

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picture by Veronica Azaryan


mar 1 thru mar 30 audience with artist thursday mar 22 featuring artists carrie bennett, mimi botscheller, leah brown, karla caprali, diana contreras, sheila fraga, janet gold, marvel, kelcie mcquaid, aimee perez, lori pratico, aquarela sabol, beatriz sala santacana, heather sisk & hilda vidal

In celebration of National Women’s Month, our curatorial focus pays tribute to our female visual arts powerhouses, recognizing and celebrating the diverse and historic accomplishments of women throughout history. As our global society revels in learning about all manner of female history-makers, from the iconic names to the unsung heroes, our exhibit focuses on the inspiring contributions of women in society. Interpreted through the eyes of our artists, who themselves are innovators, this exhibit will highlight the the significant contributions of women as leaders, entrepreneurs, humanitarians and artists. 51% of our the world’s artists are female. “no constraints to beauty” places emphasis on remarkable women in the arts and reveals their unique perspective.

Digital Art installations Gallery Exhibit CHALK art Live Music

Carrie Bennett Lester Mendoza Gabriella Guerriero

Art War Performance Arts

Dyna Edyne Free Dystopia Starve Marve

Isabella Addison,Carrie Bennett, Mimi Botscheller, Leah Brown, Karla Caprali, Diana Contreras, Sheila Fraga, Janet Gold, Ana Gonzalez, Marvel, Kelcie McQuaid, Aimee Perez, Lori Pratico, Aquarela Sabol, Beatriz Sala Santacana, Heather Sisk & Hilda Vidal

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Sarah Haung Stacy Coon Alejandra Abad Sona Kelcie McQuaid Luis Daniel Pedroza

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OutrĂŠ Theatre Company presents

HEDWIG & the Angry Inch

Text by John Cameron Mitchell Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask

STARRING Mike Westrich* as Hedwig & Kat Gold as Yitzhak Produced Off-Broadway by Samjack, Ltd., Susann Brinkley and James R. Freydberg at the Jane Street Theatre where it opened February 14, 1998, under the direction of Peter Askin. Originally produced in New York City by David Binder in association with the Westbeth Theatre Center, Arnold Engelman, Producing Director Produced with permission by Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 440 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016 * denotes a member of the Actors’ Equity Association, the professional association of actors and stage managers

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Theater THE CAST Mike Westrich* as Hedwig & Kat Gold as Yitzhak

THE ANGRY INCH Keyboard Caryl Fantel

Guitar Greg Minnick

Bass Guitar Rupert Ziawinski

Percussion Evan Kline

THE PRODUCTION TEAM Direction Skye Whitcomb Assistant Direction Shannon Ouellette Stage Management Noel Barry Graphic Design Murphy Hayes Promotional Photography Shannon Ouellette

Musical Direction Caryl Fantel Sound Design Todd Silver Set Design and Construction Daimien Matherson Costume Designer Erin Charles Assistant Stage Manager Christopher Mitchell | 25

THE CAST Mike Westrich* (Hedwig) Mike is a graduate of AMDA NYC and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. He was most recently seen in MNM’s Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour). Touring: Stars of David (Daryl Roth Productions, 2015 Silver Palm Award) and The Adventures of Bella and Harry: Let’s Visit London (Kevin Black Productions). Regional: Spamalot (Galahad, Black Knight, Father), Fiddler on the Roof (Motel, Concert), The Who’s Tommy (Tommy), Hair (Berger), Diego and Drew Say I Do (Vance Treble), Romance, Romance (Man 1, Lenny), Fugitive Songs (Gavin), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour, Silver Palm Award), Rent (Mark), Thrill Me (Nathan Leopold, Carbonell Nomination), tick, tick... BOOM! (Jon, Silver Palm Award), The Timekeepers (Hans), Pippin (Pippin), Have I Got a Girl For You (Josh), The Rocky Horror Show (Frank-N-Furter), bare (Matt), Avenue Q (Princeton/ Rod). Mike would like to thank the Hedwig team, Those Two, and his mom for being his biggest inspiration and fan.

Kat Gold (Yitzhak) Holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of West Florida. She was most recently seen in Broward Stage Door’s productions of Saturday Night Fever and Smokey Joe’s Cafe. For her work as Sarraghina in Nine the Musical, she received a 2017 Silver Palm Award and a Carbonell Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical.

THE BAND Greg Minnick (Guitar) is a guitarist and NARAS voting Grammy producer and arranger. He has performed on guitar in many musicals, such as In The Heights, Dreamgirls In Concert, Beehive, Heathers, Spring Awakening, Wild Party, The Rocky Horror Show, Carrie, and Godspell. He has also performed with Audra McDonald, Yo Yo Ma, The New World Symphony, Carol Bufford, The 41st Carbonell Awards, Mary Wilson of The Supremes, Marlene Urbay and The Florida Chamber Orchestra, Jon Secada, Eartha Kitt, Carol Lawrence, Barry Gibb, Gary Arbuthnot, Little Anthony, Della Reese and many more. His company Levelblu Music Productions works with artists, and he has music placed on MTV, HBO, VH1, EMI, Sony, Levelblu Records, Pink’s “Making The Video” and The Weather Channel. He is currently mixing “The Unreachable Stars Live in China Concert” featuring Jeremy Stolle, of The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. He also teaches guitar and music production. Rupert Ziawinski (Bass Guitar) A south Florida native, Rupert Ziawinski is equally at home in the studio, on stage, and in the classroom. His professional credits read like a Who’s Who of the entertainment industry. Whether it was supplying the pop sound for Henry Mancini, Burt Bacharach, Marvin Hamlisch or Tony Bennett, the rocking symphonic edge to the Moody Blues, a Chicago blues groove for Charlie Musselwhite or the avant-garde sound for John Cage, Rupert Ziawinski has continued to complement the expression of many diverse artists. From his start working with Joshua Logan in the show Huck and Jim on the Mississippi, to new stage works today, the most recent being original shows, An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin and Jim Brochu’s Character Man. Rupert dedicates this performance to his lovely wife, actress Kay Brady and to the many people who have continually inspired him to live for the art of music!

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THE BAND Noël Barry (Stage Management) is extremely happy to be the stage manager of this production of Hedwig! This is her sixth production at Outré, having previously stage managed Reservoir Dolls, American Idiot, 1984, Bed and Sofa, and Goblin Market. She earned her BA in Theatre Arts from Mars Hill University in Mars Hill, NC. She also spent two years studying theatre at FAU. Professionally, she has also worked with The Crest Theatre in Delray Beach and Broward Stage Door Theatre. She recently co-directed Footloose for the Kirk Singers at First Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale. She would like to thank Skye and Shannon for the opportunity and support. She would also like to thank Kristine for being an amazing ASM and partner during this process, the production team, band and cast for all their hard work. Special congrats and love to Mike, whom she has waited almost four years to do another show with and it was worth the wait!! She also thanks her friends and family for their love and continued support. Caryl Fantel (Music Direction/Pianist) Career highlights: Off-Broadway: Theda Bara and the Frontier Rabbi MUFTI (York Theatre); Stars of David tour (Assoc. MD, Daryl Roth Productions); Featured Choir, National Youth Choir (Accompanist, Carnegie Hall); Regional: Dozens of productions including Holiday Inn (The 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle), Passion (Zoetic Stage/ Arsht Center), Winner Carbonell and Silver Palm Awards, Best Music Direction; Assassins (Zoetic Stage), Carbonell nomination; The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Slow Burn/Broward Center), Silver Palm Award; Spring Awakening (Slow Burn; Silver Palm Award); Beehive (The Wick Theatre, Boca Raton, Carbonell nomination); Summer Shorts (City Theatre/Arsht), plus dozens of staged readings and concerts. With Outre: Thrill Me, Bed & Sofa. Fantel is Music Director for the South Florida Carbonell Awards and also a private teacher, audition and college prep coach, workshop presenter and Broward County Cultural Council member. She is working on multiple pieces currently in development, including La Dottoressa, a new musical about Maria Montessori. Daimien Matherson (Set Design and Construction) is the owner of Measure for Measure Theatre based out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University’s Theatre program, where he added his knack for design to his love for directing. He would like to thank Skye Whitcomb and Outre for giving him this opportunity to branch out and work with new people to build the world of Hedwig. Shannon Ouellette (Assistant Direction, Photography) recently graduated with her Master of Fine Arts in Acting and is truly proud to present this important (and rockin’) piece. Favorite acting credits: Clara [Hay Fever/FAU], Gonerill [King Lear/FAU], Mother Superior [Agnes of God/FAU], Hero [Much Ado/Outré], Female Swing [Water & Red Thread/MTC]. Other wonders: Director of the East Coast Premiere of Reservoir Dolls at Outré, AD [Othello/Outré], and co-writer (with Skye) on the world premiere of The Violet Hour: a Modern Medea with Outré. Many thanks to a fiercely talented cast & crew (hire them!!); extra love and thanks to Skye for yet another adventure! Love always to Mom. Todd Silver (Sound Design) is currently enrolled in Florida Atlantic University pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Production and Design, with a concentration in Audio. Previous work done with Outre Theatre Company was Audio Engineer/ Design for their productions of American Idiot and Reservoir Dolls. Todd is also the Technical Director of Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Honor Society on FAU’s campus. He has worked as Audio Engineer for FAU’s Productions of Once Upon a Mattress, Into the Woods and was Audio Designer/Engineer for FAU’s The Spitfire Grill. Todd is currently employed at Parker Playhouse and Coral Springs Center for the Arts. He wishes to eventually go out and tour with a production as their Audio Engineer. Lighting Designer - Cliff Spulock Costume Designer – Erin Charles Assistant Stage Manager – Christopher Mitchell | 27

THE BAND Skye Whitcomb (Direction) is a career director, actor, and educator. As Outré’s Artistic Director, Skye has directed over three-fourths of Outré’s productions since its inception, and looks forward to the day when science will make sleeping unnecessary. Past directing credits include 1984, The Violet Hour, Thrill Me, Back of the Throat, tick, tick...Boom!, Mr. Marmalade, and The Clearing. Previous acting credits include Pozzo in Waiting for Godot (Evening Star), Iago in Othello (Outré), Jim in Lombardi (Mosaic), and Patrick in In Development (New Theatre). He would like to thank this beautiful cast for their dedication and passion, Cindy (for late night rants), Shannon (for adventuring and frantic musings), Jennipher (his pillar of patience), and coffee (without which nothing is possible).

DIRECTOR’S NOTES For the past three years, Outre has been trying to get the rights to perform the musical you are about to see tonight. Once every month or so, I would contact the rightsholders, and every time I was told that the rights were not available. But I kept calling. Because the story is important to tell. Especially now. Finally, last April, we secured the rights. As soon as I got the confirmation, I called Mike Westrich to ask him to play Hedwig. I knew that there could be no one else to play this very, very important role. According to Human Rights Watch, 2017 saw the number of murders of transgender people in the United States reach an all-time high. We are now on track for 2018 to exceed that number. Hedwig and the Angry Inch opened Off-Broadway twenty years ago. According to an article in Playbill magazine, “A lot of people were turned off,” book writer and original star John Cameron Mitchell remembers. “Audiences thought it was too loud, and asked, ‘What’s with the drag?’” Now, twenty years later, the conversation about transgendered and queer individuals has come out of the shadows. And it’s about time. As Mitchell said of his musical, the conversation itself needs to be loud. It’s been quiet for much too long. Hedwig is funny, brash, poignant, and offensive. It’s confrontational and persuasive. Even twenty years after its 1998 debut, it reminds us that while we have come so far, we still have so far to go.

Skye Whitcomb Directior

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Samantha Kaufman (Ms. Blonde) for Reservoir Dolls Outre Theatre Company At The Pompano Beach Cultural Center Picture By Prince Aderele

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