pr e s e n t s
CI R C L E T HEA T R E presents
THIS RANDOM WORLD by steven dietz
director: steven pounders cast
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JOVANE CAAMAÑO. ........................................................ GARY CATHERINE D. DUBORD**. ............................................. CLAIRE DESIRÉE FULTZ**. ................................................... BETH WARD KYLE IGNECZI*.. . . ..................................................... TIM WARD CAMILLE MONAE**. ................................................... RHONDA LIBBY VILLARI*.. . . ............................................... SCOTTIE WARD CRYSTAL WILLIAMS. .............................................. BERNADETTE Place/Time: An American city. And Kyoto, Japan. The present. Late winter and early spring. This Random World runs without an intermission
The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited. Please refrain from texting. Cell phones must be turned off during the performance. Food & drink are not allowed in the theatre. Stage Manager/Prop Design Megan Beddingfield* Set Design Clare Floyd DeVries Assistant Stage Manager Kyle Montgomery* Costume Design Sarah Tonemah Lighting Design John Leach Sound Design David H.M. Lambert This Random World is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. World premiere in the 2016 Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville. * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors & Stage Managers in the United States This playbill is a production of PERFORMING ADS
**Equity Membership Candidate
A D M I N I S T R AT I V E S TA F F
Bill Newberry Wilson Newberry Rose Pearson Ann L. Rhodes Tim Long
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Cathy Taylor, President Lois Sonnier Hart ,Vice President Terri Parks Gossett, Treasurer Michael L. Schneiderman, Secretary Leesa Avent Will Bickford Karen Kirk Estela Martinez-Stuart Kawana Moore (Shadow) Monty Phillips Catherine Rude Shey Thompson Connie Whitt-Lambert
Susan Blue, M.D. Rory Divin Mary Sansores-Grantges Wm. F. “Bill” Hart Leslie Jordan Sherry Key Leah M. King Betty Lay-Korenek Maddie Lesnick Dr. Alan Lobaugh Dr. Harry B. Parker Greg Phillips, M.D. Darla Robinson Ernestine Rose Del Shores James L. Stripling Jhani Wright-Williams Riki Zide
CIRCLE THEATRE STAFF Executive Director/Producer. . . . . . . Tim Long Artistic Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matthew Gray Associate Producer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Montgomery Box Office Manager/Admin Asst. . . Libby Rubin Box Office & Admin. Interns. . . . . . . . Courtney Cobb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jasmine Mesre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachel Poole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tasia Robinson
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Circle Theatre is partially supported by Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County; The Texas Commission on the Arts, a state agency; and the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal Agency.
Circle Theatre Co-Founder and Executive Director/Producer, Rose Pearson, passed away on August 19th, 2016. Please consider contributing to The Rose Pearson Legacy Fund to continue her theatrical vision in the Fort Worth Community. Anonymous Darren Alexander Jennifer & Jimmy Andrews Ron and Gail Attaway Barbara Baas Phil & Gisela Balsley Betsy Barnes Gloria Belisch Sharon & Bill Benge Barbara Bierbrier Sue & Ian Birch Susan Blue, M.D. Kay & Bob Bolz Ann Bracey Bruce & Claire Brennan Jerry Brown Sue Buratto Johnny K. Campbell Gigi Cervantes Nancy K. Clark Daron Cockerell David Cohn Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau Frieda Cooper Annie & Michael Costello Barbara C. Cox Dorothy Cranshaw Julie Crawford
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Donna S. & Jon R. Kruse Linda M. Lee & Jay Isham Wayne & Connie Whitt Lambert Elly Lindsay Tim & Katie Long Rebecca Low & Jeanne Swanson Arthur McAvoy Bruce & Etta Miller Don & Bonnie Miller Christopher & Janet Moore Richard Mucker Michael Newberry Bill Newberry Jerry & Maria Ostand Harry & Karen Parker Jan Penland Performing Ads Company Terry & Cindy Petrick Laurie & John R. Poling Dr. Laurin Porter Steven Pounders Steve Powell Marshall & Charlotte Ray Mark Sanders Lowell & Susan Sargeant Krista Scott & Brian Martinson Punch Shaw & Julia Hedden Curtis & Meg Shideler Alan Shorter
Hy Siegel Lori & Stig Skjong-Nilsen Bob Smith Mary Ann Staab Pat & Carol Stanford Matthew Stepan James L. Stripling Sundance Square Craig & Carolyn Swann Jane & Dan Sykes Suzanne Thomas Cissy Thompson Brad Vetter Libby Villari Sharon & Andy Ward David & Julie Wende Heidi Wermuth Karen Wiley Barabara Williams Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Wilson Taylor Wilson Jeff Wittekiend & Maria Knorr Dennis & Jeannie Wolfe John & Kay Yount Michael & Riki Zide Diane Zubalsky
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ANGEL Anonymous Rose Pearson DIRECTOR Jim & Betty Korenek John & Anne Buller Gregory Phillips Dick & Bette Ramsey Krista Scott PRODUCER Bill Newberry In Memory of Rose Pearson DESIGNER Audrey Wick Mary Ann Staab Cathy & Tim Taylor Yvonne Johnson James & Meetta Fisher Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Wilson STAR Bob & Teresa Atcheson Will Bickford Steven Broyles Margaret A. Coleman Mary & Joe Dulle John & Barrett Edstrom Paul & Jennifer Engler Lynn & Larry Fellman Stowe Gardner Bill & Lois Sonnier Hart Jeff Heald & Michael Zerbach In Memory of Bill Garber Joe & Gail Knight In Memory of Ruth Ann McKinney Stephen Miller Christopher & JanetMoore Linda & Bill Naylor Victoria Jean Owen Bill Palmer Harry & Karen Parker Monty Phillips Mr. & Mrs. Bill Raecke Pat & Worthy Slutz David & Julie Wende
Barbara Williams Riki & Michael Zide CHORUS Barrie Alguire Mark & Mary Jane Alland Ross & Carla Allmon Jennifer & Jimmy Andrews Phil & Gisela Balsley James & Judy Barber Gloria Belisch David Benson Lynda Bertram Terry Boeapple Ann Bracey In Memory of Laura Brown, Ruth Ann McKinney, Rev. Dr. Roy Melugin Deborah Brown Sue & Bob Cameron Suzanne Carter Frieda Cooper Susan Cornell Annie & Michael Costello Dorothy Cranshaw Lou Michaels & John S. Davies Alberta Davis Roger Drummond Tim & Rita Evans Lisa Fairchild & Kim Titus Gary & Doris Futoma Larry & Mary Goodman James & Sharon Greenstone Walter & Debbie Halpenny Judie Hankins Paul Hays Punch Shaw & Julia Hedden John & Paula Holladay Linda & Tom Horst James Hurt Scott & Karen Kirk Marilyn Kocian Steve & Kathy Koons Ardis Kvare Wayne & Connie Whitt Lambert Linda M. Lee & Jay Isham
Donetta Ludwick Laurence Maloney Tom & Sandi Marshall Arthur McAvoy Richard & Martha McDonald Jennifer Miller Larry Miller David Moffat In Memory of Rose Pearson Ed & Tootsie Morton Bob Urban & Stella Norman Maria Ostand Laurie & John Poling George & Darlene Prochaska Penny & Stuart Reichert Una Ronne Sherwin Rubin Amy & Peter Sabol Terry & Susan Schedeler Walter & Linda Shaw Hy Siegel Harry & Martha Siegel Linda Siy Dan & Carol Smith Stuart Smith Phil Sorrell Judith & Keoni Spencer Carol & Pat Stanford John & Lynne Stanley Gregg & Tina Stewart Craig & Carolyn Swann Suzanne Thomas John Tittl Dennis & Tish Trojak Bruce & Sandra Wanger Sharon & Andy Ward Carson & Beverly Watkins Hollace & Bruce Weiner Heidi Wermuth Dale Wheeler Mary M. Williams Taylor & Kelly Wilson Dennis & Jeannie Wolfe John & Kay Yount In Recognition of Kay C. Yount
ANNUAL CONTRIBUTORS William & Faye Zahn Mark & Roberta Zeitlin UNDERSTUDY Barbara Baas Jeff & Ashley Babb Kathy & Rod Barthold Mike & Susan Bartlett Lee & Missy Blankenship Karen Casey Jennifer Cozens Julie Crawford Richard Darmon Alison Dolezal Lynne Doyle Mary DuBoise Paul Emond Cheryl Frech Sharon Gabert Sharon Garrison Richard Giltner Pete Hermann Jay & Sherri Hunter Kay Jensen Adriel & Lauren Johndro
Allan & Mary Jones Parris Jones James Keller Doug & Gina Kinsey Bill Knox Jon & Donna Kruse Sandra Lackey Robert Laney Joni & Brian Laufer Tiffany Madding Sue Mann Michael McCracken Richard Mucker Julie Owens Jan Penland Steven Pounders Charlotte Ray Lydia Saldana Rick Sanders Lori & Stig Skjong-Nilsen Shane Strawbridge Jane & Dan Sykes Randy & Vicki Tieszen John Uselding
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With Bill’s retirement, a new chapter of Circle Theatre begins. After almost two decades at Circle Theatre, Tim Long is the new Executive Director. “Since starting as an intern in the summer of 1999, Circle Theatre has been a home to me. I am excited to continue my journey here as Executive Director and to welcome Matthew Gray as the Artistic Director. Rose Pearson and Bill Newberry forged a wonderful theatre we are eager to grow. I am thankful for their mentorship and support. Rose often spoke her mantra “the show must go on”, and indeed, for both Rose and Bill, it is.” - Tim Long
Bill Newberry, Co-Founder and Executive Director, has announced his retirement after thirty-six amazing seasons at Circle Theatre. Bill’s work has changed the face of the DFW theatre scene and has influenced the Fort Worth community. Bill founded Circle Theatre with his wife, Rose Pearson, in 1981 on Bluebonnet Circle (where the name comes from). They set out to produce innovative theatre in an intimate setting that was rarely seen in the community. Bill has designed, performed and stage-managed throughout his time at Circle. “Circle has new strong leadership in place to carry it forward. I couldn’t be happier and I look forward to seeing what the future holds.” – Bill Newberry
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR RETIREMENT, BILL!
Matthew Gray is the Artistic Director. Gray comes to Circle with experience both locally and nationally as an actor, director, and designer. At Circle he’s directed the plays Dex and Julie Sittin’ in a Tree and Something Intangible. His work at multiple Dallas-Fort Worth theatres includes: Casa Mañana, Kitchen Dog Theater, Second Thought Theater, Dallas Children’s Theater, Pegasus Theater, and Classical Acting Company, which he founded and served as Artistic Director with his wife Emily for four seasons. As an original member of the Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting Company at Dallas Theatre Center, Matthew both acted and directed there for three seasons. Prior to his time in Dallas, he lived and worked in New York namely for the (Off-Broadway) Pearl Theatre Company, The Flying Machine, Soho Rep, The Samuel Becket Theatre, Interart Annex – 53rd St. Theatre, The Chelsea Playhouse, Theatre 22, and 5th Street Theatre. In addition to his work in the theatre, Matthew has taught acting and improvisation, including as an adjunct professor at Richland College, worked as a producer for corporate live events, produced commercial and corporate video and digital media and directed/produced audio books. Matthew’s work as a free-lance artist has taken him to: Chicago, London, Scotland, California, Connecticut, Florida, Washington, Oklahoma and Virginia. “I am thrilled to be joining Executive Director Timothy Long and the Circle Theatre family as the new Artistic Director. It is equal parts humbling and exhilarating to honor what Rose Pearson and Bill Newberry started and grew for 36 years. Because of their work, Circle has always been and will continue to be an open, accepting and safe place for artists and audiences to explore important and entertaining new plays. Here’s to the future!” - Matthew Gray
P L AY W R I G H T & D I R E C T O R
STEVEN DIETZ (Playwright) 30 plus plays and adaptations have been seen at over 100 regional theatres in the United States, as well as Off-Broadway. International productions have been seen in over 20 countries and his work has been translated into 10 languages. 2015-2016 world premiers include Bloomsday (Steinberg New Play Award Citation); This Random World (Humana Festival of New American Plays) and On Clover Road (National New Play Network (NNPN) "rolling world premiere"). Other recent work includes Rancho Mirage (Edgerton New Play Award), The Shimmering and America la Ronde. Mr. Dietz is a two-time winner of the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award for Fiction and Still Life with Iris, as well as a two-time finalist for the Steinberg New Play Award for Last of the Boys and Becky's New Car. He received the PEN USA West Award in Drama for Lonely Planet and the 2007 Edgar Award for Drama for Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure. Other widely produced plays include Yankee Tavern, Jackie & Me, Shooting Star, Inventing Van Gogh, God's Country, Private Eyes and The Nina Variations. STEVEN POUNDERS (Director) returns to Circle for his 6th season as a director: Who Am I This Time? (& Other Conundrums of Love) (2017), Clever Little Lies (2016), Other Desert Cities (2015), The Other Place (2014) and A Bright New Boise (2013). Steven is a professor in the Department of Theatre Arts at Baylor University. In addition to teaching and directing for the Baylor Theatre, he is a professional actor and director and has worked with Off-Broadway theatres that include the Cherry Lane, Theatre Row, and the Ensemble Studio; and regional theatres including PlayMakers Repertory, Trinity Shakespeare Festival, Stage West, Casa Mañana, WaterTower Theatre, Theatre Three, and, of course, Circle Theatre. Steven is a company member of the NY production group, the Resonance Ensemble. He appeared at Circle Theatre as an actor in Mistakes Were Made and Bach at Leipzig.
oincidence, the random intersection of connected lives, is a staple of theatrical story-telling. Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex sets out to investigate a murder, never suspecting that he himself is the murderer. Shakespeare secretly brings together long-lost twins to create the mistaken identity of Comedy of Errors and Twelfth Night. In Masteroff’s popular musical She Loves Me, two antagonistic co-workers fall in love as anonymous pen pals. In each case, truth is almost always revealed in the end: a king realizes his fate, twins reunite, and enemies become lovers. But what if these random connections remain unrevealed? Does serendipity exist when we are unaware of the coincidence? Steven Dietz gives the audience a God’s eye view in this world of seven interconnected lives. His characters have wit, depth, and concern for each other; and yet the audience ultimately knows more and imagines more for their lives than they are capable of seeing. In This Random World, Dietz presents us both the comedy and drama of missed connections, and applies an age-old question freshly to our own humanity: if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? - Steven Pounders, Director
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JOVANE CAAMAÑO (Gary) Work at Circle Theatre: This is Jovane’s first production at Circle! Work at Other Theatre: Trinity Shakespeare Festival: Measure for Measure, Richard III, The Winter’s Tale, King Lear, and others; Theatre Three: Susan and God; Wishing Star Productions: Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical (National Tour); Contemporary Theatre of Dallas: As We Lie Still Professional Affiliations and/or Education: BFA- Texas Christian University Dedication or special comment: Special thanks to my family for their unwavering support. CATHERINE D. DUBORD (Claire) Work at Circle Theatre: This is Catherine’s first production at Circle! Work at Other Theatres: Theatre Three, WingSpan, Contemporary Theatre of Dallas, One Thirty Productions, Shakespeare Dallas, Kitchen Dog Theatre, Stage West Awards: Multiple DFW Theatre Critics’ Forum Awards. Peggy Award- Most promising female artists. Column Award- Best Actress Professional Affiliations and/or Education: BFA Summa Cum Laude – SMU; Representation by the Mary Collins Agency Dedication or special comment: Much love to Mom, Dad and Guthrie. DESIRÉE FULTZ (Beth Ward) Work at Circle Theatre: This is Desirée’s first production at Circle! Work at Other Theatres: Theatre Three: Susan and God; One Thirty Productions: Grace and Glorie; Shakespeare Dallas: The Tempest; Amphibian Productions: The First Day of School; Jubilee Theatre: Crumbs from the Table of Joy; Grapevine’s Runway Theatre: Enchanted April; Onstage in Bedford: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Work in Television/Film/VO: [AUDIO NARRATION] Shadow of Doubt, Smithsonian Magazine Channel; [FILM] Sunny in the Dark; [TV] Scandal Made Me Famous Professional Affiliations and/or Education: BFA – Texas Christian University; MA – Texas Woman’s University; Represented by Linda McAlister Talent Dedication or special comment: Desiree would like to dedicate this work
to her superhero mother who epitomizes vitality, calls frequently, “just knows”, and never gives up on their having adventures together; and to her brothers, who champion her dreams and forgive her many idiosyncrasies. www.desireefultz.com KYLE IGNECZI (Tim Ward) Work at Circle Theatre: This is Kyle’s first production at Circle! Work at Other Theatre: Uptown Players: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches; Dallas Theater Center: Hair; Theatre Three: Memphis; WaterTower Theatre: Parade (in Concert); Casa Mañana: Rapunzel, Rapunzel: A Very Hairy Fairy Tale; Stage West: The Explorers Club Work in Television/Film/VO: [INTERNET/TV] Nanbaka, Kado: The Right Answer, Tsugumomo, Tsuredure Children; Puppeteer for Chuck E. Cheese’s in-store and online entertainment Awards: DFW Theatre Critics’ Forum Award- Outstanding Actor, Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Design (Puppetry); The Column- Best Featured Actor, Best of the Out of the Loop Fringe Festival 2015: Co-creator and Puppet Designer Professional Affiliations and/or Education: AEA since 2015; Development & Marketing Associate, WaterTower Theatre; BA in Theatre Arts- Point Park University, Conservatory of Performing Arts; Alumnus of the O’Neill Puppetry Conference- The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center Dedication or special comment: Love to Katlin!
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CAMILLE MONAE (Rhonda) Work at Circle Theatre: This is Camille’s first production at Circle! Work at Other Theatres: WaterTower Theatre: Hit the Wall; OhLook: Tallgrass Gothic; Theatre Arlington: Doubt; Level Ground Arts: Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party; Lakeside Community Theatre: Clue; Pocket Sandwich Theatre: The Odd Couple; Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas: The Lion in Winter Work in Television/Film: [FILM] Playing with Dolls; Fictions; 10 Years at Sea; Family Tree; Tangent Lines Professional Affilliations and/or Education: BFA – University of Texas at Arlington; MS – Our Lady of the Lake University of San Antonio Dedication or special comment: Love and thanks to my supportive family, The Intellectuals, and friends. LIBBY VILLARI (Scottie Ward) Work at Circle Theatre: Sordid Lives (Both Productions); Nuts Work at Other Theatre: Sonoma Arts & Riverside Rep: Ann; Sage & Silo: Glass Menagerie; Stage West: Lenny, Boys Next Door, Laundry & Bourbon; Caravan of Dreams: Faith Healer, Royal Gambit; Casa Mañana: The Odd Couple (female version); Hip Pocket Theatre: Sex Kittens Go to College; Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Tarzan of the Oaks; New Arts Theatre: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Work in Television/Film/VO: [FILM] Boyhood; The Faculty; Infamous; My Boyfriend’s Back [TV] Friday Night Lights (5 Seasons); Grey’s Anatomy; Chase Awards: DFW Theatre Critics' Forum Award: Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Ensemble Professional Affiliations and/or Education: Member of SAG/AFTRA; BA in Theatre & BA in Speech- University of North Texas; Graduate studies – Texas Christian University; TXMPA; Women in Film; Texas Certified Horticulturalist Dedication or special comment: Dedicated to my son & my grandchildren who will be handling my transition one of these days, when I move on to my next great adventure, and to Rose, who has gone before me, and is, I’m sure, pleased that I’ve returned to the stage, and especially that I’m back at Circle.
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CRYSTAL WILLIAMS (Bernadette) Work at Circle Theatre: This is Crystal’s first production at Circle! Work at Other Theatres: Jubilee Theatre: The Color Purple, God’s Trombones, Alice Wonder; Lyric Stage: Cabin in the Sky; Hip Pocket Theater: Origin of the Specific; Casa Mañana: The King and I; DVA Productions: Sam Shade Professional Affiliations and/or Education: M.Ed. in Education, BFA in Theater, BA in English – Texas Wesleyan University
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Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Megan Beddingfield* Assistant Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Montgomery* Light and Sound Board. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Ward Master Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rick Morrison Key Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christina McCormick Carpenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grant Morrison, Brian Scheffer Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Standard MEGAN BEDDINGFIELD (Resident Stage Manager/Prop Design) Work at Circle Theatre: Other Desert Cities, Clever Little Lies, Under the Skin, Don’t Talk to the Actors, The Taming, Funnyman, Who Am I This Time? (& Other Conundrums of Love), Rasheeda Speaking, King O’ The Moon, Ripcord, Application Pending Work at Other Theatre: [As Stage Manager] Jubilee Theatre: Don’t Bother Me I Can’t Cope, In Real Life, Jubilation II, The Brothers Size, Little Shop of Horrors, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; Artes de la Rosa: Into the Woods [As Props Master] Amphibian Stage Productions: Hunting and Gathering, Bank Job Professional Affiliations and/or Education: Proud Member of Actors’ Equity Association; BFA – Stephens College (Columbia, MO) CLARE FLOYD DeVRIES (Set Design) Work at Circle Theatre: Resident Set Designer since 2010 Work at Other Theatres: WaterTower Theatre: All My Sons, Sweeney Todd, Enchanted April; Shakespeare Dallas: Othello; Kitchen Dog Theater: Feathers and Teeth, Charm, End Times; Casa Mañana: A Few Good Men, Narnia; Uptown Players: End of the Rainbow; Trinity Shakespeare Festival: As You Like It and The Winter’s Tale Work in Television/Film: Whatta Ya Think?!, Ciao Awards: Multiple Column Awards, DFW Theatre Critics Forum Awards, and Dallas Theatre League Leon Rabin Awards for set design Professional Affiliations & Education: Syracuse University (Bachelor of Architecture); Licensed Architect - State of Texas; Artistic Associate Kitchen Dog Theater. Author: Alice Through the Proscenium: More Scenic Set Design DAVID H.M. LAMBERT (Sound Design) Work at Circle Theatre: Resident Sound Designer since 2006; [As Actor] King O’ The Moon, Too Many Cooks, See How They Run, Bach at Leipzig, Opus,
Incorruptible, Unnecessary Farce Work at Other Theatres: Contemporary Theatre of Dallas: Noises Off; Pocket Sandwich Theatre: Ebenezer Scrooge (22 years running); Theatre Three: Democracy; Amphibian Stage Productions: Buyer’s Market; Dallas Children’s Theatre: Honus & Me; Theatre Britain: Communicating Doors; Resident Sound Designer at Pocket Sandwich Theatre Awards/Nominations: 2011 Column Award Winner for Best Sound Design (Boeing-Boeing), 2008 Live Theatre League of Tarrant County Award for Technical Theatre Excellence, Multiple Leon Rabin Nominations JOHN LEACH (Lighting Design) Work at Circle Theatre: Resident Lighting Designer since 1990 Work at Other Theatres: Choral performance for Sir John Rutter, Carnegie Hall, NYC 2007; Contemporary Dance Fort Worth: Lighting Designer for various productions, and performed in Dialogues in Motion and God and Guns; Hip Pocket Theatre: Technical Director and Lighting Designer (1995–1998) and acted in Bowl of Red, The Crimson Pirate, Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Attack of the B-Girls; Gracey Tune Productions: Performed in Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt; Ballet Concerto: Technical Director & Lighting Designer (1995–1998); Trinity Valley School: Set construction and lighting design; John has also done design work in Dallas, New York, California State University at Long Beach, and Paris, Texas Awards: Column Award: Best Lighting Design for a Drama, The Memory of Water at Circle Theatre (2001); Live Theatre League - Circle Theatre Service Award (2009); Live Theatre League – Design and Technical Theatre Award (2016)
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KYLE MONTGOMERY (Assistant Stage Manager) Work at Circle Theatre: [As Actor] King O’ The Moon [As Prop Designer]: Who Am I This Time? (& Other Conundrums of Love), The Taming, Don’t Talk to the Actors, Under the Skin, Clever Little Lies, Other Desert Cities, Lovers and Executioners, Venus in Fur; [As Assistant Stage Manager]: Who Am I This Time? (& Other Conundrums of Love), Ripcord Work at Other Theatres: [As Actor] National Tours: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer; WaterTower Theatre: Parade, Lord of the Flies, Creep; Lyric Stage: Into the Woods, South Pacific, The Human Comedy; Uptown Players: Catch Me If You Can, The Boy From Oz, Kiss of the Spider Woman; Stage West: Daylight; Theatre Three: Memphis; Trinity Shakespeare Festival: The Comedy of Errors, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Winter’s Tale; Our Productions: I Love You, Because; Contemporary Theatre of Dallas: As We Lie Still; [As Props Designer] WaterTower Theatre: Ring of Fire, The Realistic Joneses, Venus in Fur; Awards: Live Theatre League – Bill Garber Young Theatre Artist (2015); Live Theatre League - Circle Theatre Service Award (2014) Professional Affiliations & Education: Associate Producer – Circle Theatre; Proud Member of Actors’ Equity Association; BFA in Musical Theatre – Texas Christian University SARAH TONEMAH (Costume Design) Work at Circle Theatre: Venus in Fur, The Other Place, Hope and Gravity, My Name is Asher Lev, I and You, Mass Appeal, Clever Little Lies, Under the Skin, Don’t Talk to the Actors, Funnyman Work at Other Theatres: [As Costume Designer] Cactus Theatre (Lubbock): The Child is Born; Wichita Theatre (Wichita Falls): West Side Story; Backdoor Theatre (Wichita Falls): Little Shop of Horrors; [Costumer and Seamstress] Casa Mañana: Grease; 42nd Street; Camelot; Miss Saigon; The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas; Rapunzel! Rapunzel!; A Very Hairy Fairy Tale; Winnie the Pooh KIDS; Seussical, Jr.; Dora the Explorer; [As Stitcher] Trinity Shakespeare Festival Work in Television/Film: [Assistant Designer] The Downwinders; [Costumer] The Answer Man; [Stylist] The Jessica Rector Show Awards: Guest artist at the Philadelphia Flower Show 2009 Professional Affiliations and/or Education: BFA in Fashion Design from Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia PA; Costume Technician at Texas Christian University Theatre Department; USITT member
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Sometimes the right decision isn’t clear, and the clear decision isn’t right. Caroline, a veteran social worker, swears to protect baby Luna Gale, but her mission may be motivated by a hidden agenda. Produced in association with Theatre TCU, Rebecca Gilman’s captivating and suspenseful play forces us to ask: does the end always justify the means?
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by jaclyn backhaus october 18 - november 17 Ten volunteers chart the course of the Colorado River in Jaclyn Backhaus’ off-the-wall comedy, Men On Boats. With a onearmed captain and a loyal crew, follow the true(ish) story of the 1869 Grand Canyon expedition. This widely acclaimed and hysterical new play closes Circle’s 37th season with a splash! Will they survive the wild rapids to change the course of history?
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by steven dietz january 25 - february 24 Steven Dietz’s heartwarming comedy, This Random World, kicks off Circle Theatre’s 2018 season. Each character’s journey overlaps one another, be it an ailing woman who plans one final trip, a daughter planning one great escape or a son falling prey to a prank gone wrong. This funny and intimate play explores the lives that may be happening just out of reach of our own. Does serendipity bring us together or is that only a myth?
by rebecca gilman march 22 - april 14 Sometimes the right decision isn’t clear, and the clear decision isn’t right. Caroline, a veteran social worker, swears to protect baby Luna Gale, but her mission may be motivated by a hidden agenda. Produced in association with Theatre TCU, Rebecca Gilman’s captivating and suspenseful play forces us to ask: does the end always justify the means?
by duncan macmillan with jonny donahue june 14 - july 14 1. Ice cream, 2. Water fights, 3. Staying up past your bedtime, 4. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out of your nose. Making sense of the world is often too complicated. Sometimes making a list of Every Brilliant Thing allows us to simplify our existence. This theatrical experience engages the audience with laughter as the list grows longer and longer. This story reminds us to forgive often, love always, and ponder: what is on our list?
Circle's fourth show will be announced soon!
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This Random World by Steven Dietz @ Circle Theatre, January 25 - February 24, 2018