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RASHEEDA SPEAKING BY JOEL DRAKE JOHNSON Director: Krista Scott Cast BARRIE ALGUIRE .................................................................................................................ROSE SAUNDERS LISA FAIRCHILD* ..............................................................................................................ILEEN VAN METER M. DENISE LEE* ............................................................................................................ JACLYN SPAULDING KEN ORMAN** .......................................................................................................... DR. DAVID WILLIAMS Time: Present Day

Place: Reception Office of Dr. David William's Practice

Rasheeda Speaking runs about 90 minutes without an intermission.

Taking of pictures and/or making of visual or sound recordings is expressly prohibited. Please refrain from texting. Cell phones must be turned off during the performance. Food & drink are not allowed in the theatre.

MEGAN BEDDINGFIELD* Lighting Design JOHN LEACH Set Design CLARE FLOYD DEVRIES Costume Design BRITTNY MAHAN Sound Design DAVID H.M. LAMBERT

Stage Manager/Prop Design

Rasheeda Speaking is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. Rasheeda Speaking was originally produced by Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, Chicago, IL, Tara Mallen, Artistic Director. It was developed at Chicago Dramatists and the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley, CA. Originally produced in New York City by The New Group: Scott Elliot, Artistic Director, Adam Bernstein, Executive Director.

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors & Stage Managers in the United States **Equity Membership Candidate


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A D M I N I S T R AT I V E S TA F F

FOUNDING DIRECTORS

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 Estela Martinez-Stuart Monty Phillips Connie Whitt-Lambert

ADVISORY BOARD

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 . . . . . . Bill Newberry Managing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Long Associate Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Montgomery Box Office & Admin. Interns . . . . . . . Victoria Burk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ansley Colbeck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jasmine Mesre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meghan Newton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachel Poole Facilities Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roger Drummond Graphic Artist/Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daron Cockerell Photographer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Long Mailing address: P.O. Box 470456 Fort Worth, TX 76147-0456 Theatre address: 230 West Fourth Street Fort Worth, TX 76102 Box Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817.877.3040 Administrative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817.877.3848 Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817.877.3536 Visit us online at CircleTheatre.com Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/circletheatrefw Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/circle_theatre Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/circletheatre Subscribe to our YouTube channel: youtube.com/circletheatre2

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ANNUAL CONTRIBUTORS

ANGEL Anonymous Rose Pearson Betty J. Sanders Mark Sanders DIRECTOR Kay & Bob Bolz John & Anne Buller Louise Carvey James & Meeta Fisher Jim & Betty Korenek Bill Newberry Tim Chase & Eric Powell Bill Palmer Mary Ann Staab DESIGNER Susan Blue, M.D. Johnny Campbell Stan Graner Bill & Lois Sonnier Hart Yvonne Johnson Larry & Maddie Lesnick Rebecca Low & Jeanne Swanson Donald N. & Helen Matheson Gregory Phillips Mr. & Mrs. Bill Raecke Dick & Bette Ramsey James L. Stripling Cathy & Tim Taylor Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Wilson STAR Teresa & Bob Atcheson Mary & David Benson William Bentley Will Bickford Jerry Brown Steven Broyles Julie Butner David Coffee In Memory of Chris Coffee Sandie Conner Jaime & Nancy Dickerson Roger Drummond Joe & Mary Dulle John Edstrom Paul & Jennifer Engler Rita & Tim Evans Larry Fellman Jan Fersing Stowe Gardner Jeff Heald & Michael Zerbach In Memory of Bill Garber

Jim & Ingrid Keller Scott & Karen Kirk Wayne & Connie Whitt-Lambert Linda M. Lee & Jay Isham Stephen Miller Christopher & Janet Moore Linda & Bill Naylor Victoria Jean Owen Harry and Karen Parker Terri Parks Gossett Monty Phillips Sandra Simmons Pat & Worthy Slutz Estela & Andrea Stuart Todd and Carmen Weaver David & Julie Wende Audrey Wick Karen Wiley Mark & Roberta Zeitlin Michael & Riki Zide CHORUS Anonymous Jack Allen Ross & Carla Allmon Kurt Anderson Keiko Aogaichi Leesa Avent Phil & Gisela Balsley Gloria Belisch Sharon & Bill Benge Sue & Ian Birch Ann Bracey In Memory of Laura Brown, Ruth Ann McKinney, Rev. Dr. Roy Melugin Debbie Brown Steve Bryant Susan Boepple Sue & Bob Cameron Suzanne Carter Gigi Cervantes Nancy K. Clark Daron Cockerell Margaret A. Coleman Frieda Cooper Julie Crawford Kathleen Culebro & Gregory S. Ibanez Nannette Eiland Lisa Fairchild & Kim Titus Warner Fox Gary Futoma Eddye Gallagher Richard Giltner

James & Sharon Greenstone Julienne Greer Greg Heitzman Bubba Hirsch John & Paula Holladay Tom Horst Jay & Sherri Hunter James Hurt Bill & Nicola Jesse Darrell Kindley Barry King Elaine Klobe Joe & Gail Knight In Memory of Ruth Ann McKinney Steve & Kathy Koons Jim & Betty Korenek Donna S. & Jon R. Kruse Joni & Brian Laufer John Lavoie Tim & Katie Long Charles & Sandra Lord Shelley & Will Lowe Donetta Ludwick Laurence Maloney Guy Manning Tom & Sandi Marshall Charlene & Madison Mauze Arthur McAvoy Richard & Martha McDonald Edward M. McNertney Kent & Cynthia Miller George Morey Ed & Tootsie Morton Keith & Linda Newberry In Memory of Wilson Newberry Michael Newberry Larry Oberg Jerry & Maria Ostand Jan Penland Terry & Cindy Petrick Laurie & John R. Poling Steven Pounders Penny & Stuart Reichert Roger & Lynda Rice Una Ronne Sherwin Rubin Judy Rye Peter & Amy Sabol Terry & Susan Schedeler Michael Schneiderman Krista Scott Punch Shaw & Julia Hedden Walter & Linda Shaw

Curtis & Meg Shideler Alan Shorter Harry & Martha Siegel Hy Siegel Keoni & Judith Spencer Stuart Smith John & Lynne Stanley Gregg & Tina Stewart Marvin Sulak Jane & Dan Sykes Suzanne Thomas John Tittl Dennis & Tish Trojak Bob Urban & Stella Norman Brad Vetter Bruce & Sandra Wanger Sharon & Andy Ward Joseph & Nancy Webb Bruce H. Weiner Heidi Wermuth Susan Ann West Dale Wheeler Barbara Williams Mary M. Williams Dennis & Jeannie Wolfe Earl & Phyllis Worley Jerry Wright John & Kay Yount UNDERSTUDY Anonymous Dr. Leon Abbott Mark & Mary Jane Alland Darren Alexander Jennifer & Jimmy Andrews Robin Armstrong Ron & Gail Attaway Barbara Baas Jeff Babb Betsy Barnes Mike & Susan Bartlett Darie Berube Barbara Bierbrier Keri Botkin Bobbie Branch Denys Branham Bruce & Claire Brennan Nancy K. Burk Sue Buratto Brendan & Melissa Camey Barbara Carmean Jeff Carmody Karen Casey Steve Cave Jeanne Cochran


ANNUAL CONTRIBUTORS Melissa Comiskey Susan Cornell Michael & Annie Costello Barbara C. Cox Dorothy Cranshaw Alberta Davis Martha Dean Amber & Eric Devlin Debbie Dieb Donna Dockstader Alison Dolezal Dave Donegan Robert Dorough Linda Downey Lynne Doyle Mary DuBoise Curtis Eaton Bonnie Fix Cecelia Frost Sharon Gabert Larry & Mary Goodman David Grebel Debbie Halpenny Judie Hankins Harriet & Paul Harral Marsha Harris Pete Hermann Bob Hess & Doug Miller Dick & Marsha Holmes Lana Hoover

Betty Hove Nancy John Parris Jones Allan & Mary Jones Chester & Saundra Juroska John Kaitala A.R. Kampschafer Raymond Keprta Kevin & Jeanice Kett Doug & Gina Kinsey Marilyn Kocian Ardis Kvare Judy & Bob Laney Elly Lindsay In honor of Connie Whitt Lambert Tiffany Madding Michael McCracken Elizabeth McPherson Don & Bonnie Miller Michael Mitchell Betty & Bill Mohr Connie Montoya Michael Moore Karen Neill John & Georgia Novelli Julie Owens Irma & Robert Pirtle Sheven Poole Dr. Laurin Porter

Steve Powell George & Darlene Prochaska Marshall & Charlotte Ray Bonnie Rea Richard Robinson Ronald & Melanie Rosen Tim Runkle Lowell & Susan Sargeant Ricardo Schulz Char Setters Greg Shirey Lori & Stig Skjong-Nilsen Jared & Amethyst Sloane Bob & Linda Smith Billie L. Smith Dan & Carol Smith Matthew Stepan Robert Stevens Gene & Marge Stockton Jimmy Stokes Craig & Carolyn Swann Craig Tappe Ed Thomas Cissy Thompson John Uselding Paula Vastine Libby Villari Beverly Watkins Jennifer Werba Robert Williams

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Taylor Wilson Jeff Wittekiend & Maria Knorr Tsi & Muriel Yu Trich Zaitoon Edward Zeidman FOUNDATIONS Amon G. Carter Foundation Ann L. & Carol Greene Rhodes Charitable Trust Choice Hotels Foundation Communities Foundation of Texas Exxon Mobil Foundation Fifth Avenue Foundation Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau General Mills Foundation Performing Ads Company Sid W. Richardson Foundation Sundance Square The Arts Council of Fort Worth The Dramatist Guild Fund The Pangburn Foundation The Shubert Foundation, Inc. Virginia O’Donnell Charitable Trust

A Special Thanks to all of our supporters who are not listed due to printing schedules.

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LEGACY FUND 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 Barbara C. Cox Dorothy Cranshaw Julie Crawford Kathleen Culebro & Gregory S. Ibanez John S. Davies & Lou Michaels Amber & Eric Devlin Dave Donegan Mary DuBoise Joe & Mary Dulle Curtis Eaton Nannette Eiland

Paul & Jennifer Engler Rita & Tim Evans Lisa Fairchild & Kim Titus Jan Fersing Bonnie Fix Sharon Gabert David Gerig Larry & Mary Goodman Julienne Greer Debbie Halpenny Jeff Heald & Michael Zerbach Greg Heitzman Lana Hoover Bill Ison Jim & Ingrid Keller Kevin & Jeanice Kett Joe & Gail Knight Betty & Roger Koehler Jim & Betty Korenek Donna S. & Jon R. Kruse Linda M. Lee & Jay Isham 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 Punch Shaw & Julia Hedden Curtis & Meg Shideler Alan Shorter Hy Siegel Lori & Stig Skjong-Nilsen Bob Smith Mary Ann Staab 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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P L AY W R I G H T

JOEL DRAKE JOHNSON (Playwright) is a Chicago native and teacher who got his start as a writer at Chicago’s critically acclaimed Econo-Art Theater. Four Places, Before My Eyes, A Guide for the Perplexed (featuring Tony Nominee, Kevin Anderson and Jeff Award Winner, Francis Guinan) and The End of the Tour were first produced at Chicago’s Victory Gardens Theater under the direction of Sandy Shinner. Four Places was subsequently produced in LA by The Rogue Machine Theatre, where it garnered five Ovation Award nominations, four nominations from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, and a Garland Award. It has since been produced at numerous theatres throughout the United States and Germany. Most recently, Rasheeda Speaking premiered at the Rivendell Theatre Ensemble in Chicago and went on to a widely acclaimed production at the New Group, under the direction of Cynthia Nixon.

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KRISTA SCOTT (Director) returns to Circle Theatre after directing in the past four seasons: Funnyman (2016), I and You (2015), Venus in Fur (2014), and Exit, Pursued by a Bear (2013). Other professional directing credits include The Heir Apparent at Stage West, I'll Eat You Last and Mr. & Mrs. Fitch at Amphibian Productions, the Shakespeare Dallas production of The King's Face, The Unfortunates at Kitchen Theatre (NY), as well as Two Rooms, The Heidi Chronicles, and Steel Magnolias at The New Tradition Theatre in St. Cloud, MN, which she founded with her husband, Brian Martinson. As an actor, she performed on the Circle Theatre stage in Boeing, Boeing and Marvin’s Room. Other local roles include Vivian Bearing in Wit (Column Award winner) and Dottie in Noises Off at Theatre Arlington, Inspector Goring in The Game's Afoot at WaterTower Theatre and Kim in First Day of School at Amphibian Productions. Krista is an associate professor at Texas Christian University, where she directed the Theatre TCU productions of The Importance of Being Earnest, Three Sisters, Measure for Measure, How I Learned to Drive, The Beaux’ Stratagem, The Crucible, and The Beauty Queen of Leenane. She is an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographer’s Society, an associate teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework and was the dialect coach for the Circle Theatre production of The Whipping Man. She has also coached voice/text/dialects for Shakespeare Dallas, The Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Trinity Shakespeare Festival, The Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., Casa Mañana, and Dallas Theatre Center. Ms. Scott received an MFA in Acting from the University of Minnesota and a BFA degree in Theatre from Emporia State University.

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CAST BARRIE ALGUIRE (Rose Saunders)

Work at Circle Theatre: This is Barrie’s first production at Circle! Work at Other Theatres: Theatre Arlington: Calendar Girls, Light Up the Sky, Leading Ladies, Arsenic and Old Lace, Over the Tavern; Stolen Shakespeare Guild: Picnic; Artisan Center Theater: Arsenic and Old Lace, Over the River and Through the Woods, Steel Magnolias; The Firehouse Theatre: Annie Warbucks, Fiddler on the Roof; L.I.P. Service: The Diviners Education: BFA – University of Texas at Austin

LISA FAIRCHILD (Ileen Van Meter) Work at Circle Theatre: The Taming, My Name is Asher Lev, Stella & Lou, God of Carnage, Becky’s New Car, Snake in the Grass, Sylvia (2 productions), Blithe Spirit, Noises Off Work at Other Theatres: Stage West: Deer, Our Town, All My Sons; Stolen Shakespeare Guild: Persuasion; Casa Mañana: Steel Magnolias, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Echo Theatre: Precious Little; Wingspan Theatre: Dear Liar; WaterTower Theatre: Humble Boy, The Traveling Lady; Theatre Three: Absurd Person Singular, Snake in the Grass; Contemporary Theatre of Dallas: Noises Off, The Women Work in Television/Film: W. (Lionsgate); The Final Semester (Populus Films); Shadows on the Wall (Magnum Entertainment) Awards: Fort Worth Weekly: Best Female Performance – The Taming; Star Telegram Top 10 Productions: God of Carnage, Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Our Town; DFW Critics Forum: Best Ensemble – The Women; TheaterJones: Best Ensemble – God of Carnage; Dallas Observer Top 10 Productions: Precious Little; Fort Worth Weekly: Best Production of a Play: Snake in the Grass; 2 Column Awards – Performance: Sylvia; Best Play Finalist: God of Carnage Professional Affiliations and/or Education: Actors’ Equity Association; The Kim Dawson Agency; S.T.A.G.E.; Actors Theatre of Louisville Acting Apprenticeship; Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre - Otterbein University; (for more information, please visit: www.lisafairchild.net) Dedication or special comment: Thanks to Kim and Tierney Titus for always believing in me. To my D/FW theatre community – you keep me believing that art makes the difference.


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M. DENISE LEE (Jaclyn Spaulding) Work at Circle Theatre: This is Denise’s first production at Circle! Work at Other Theatres: Jubilee Theatre: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill; Dallas Theater Center: Bella – An American Tall Tale, Stagger Lee, The Wiz, Crowns; Theater Three: Avenue Q; WaterTower Theatre: The Old Settler, Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues Work in Television/Film: [TV] Friday Night Lights (NBC); The Inspectors (CBS); Queen of the South (USA); [FILM] Gallows Road, Mad Money, Flutter Awards: Multiple Rabin and Column Awards; Dallas/Ft. Worth Theater Critics Awards; Dallas Voice Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Actress and Best Cabaret Performance; Broadway World – Best Cabaret Performer 2015 & 2016; Sammons Center for the Arts Cabaret Artist of the Year; (for more information, please visit: www.deniseleeonstage.com) Professional Affiliations: Proud Member of Actors’ Equity Association Dedication or special comment: Excited to finally make it to Circle!! As always, love and thanks to my 2 ‘BEST PRODUCTIONS,’ my daughters, Janelle & Traci!

KEN ORMAN (Dr. David Williams) Work at Circle Theatre: This is Ken’s first production at Circle! Work at Other Theatres: Contemporary Theatre (NYC): Lone Star; Theatre Three: Enron; Brick Road Theatre: Company; Uppermost Entertainment: I’m Always on My Mind Work in Television/Film: [TV] Women’s Liberation; Dallas (TNT); [FILM] Divine Intervention; Chubby Chase Me Awards: The Column Awards – 2012 Professional Affiliations: Equity Membership Candidate Dedication or special comment: Huge thanks to Krista Scott for the opportunity to work at Circle on this incredible show with an uber-talented collection of artists. I love you, Mygana and Bay.

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D ON’ T F O RG E T! 2016 - 2017

H IG H SC HO O L PL AYWRITIN G PRO JEC T 3 : 0 0 PM S UN DAY - MAY 7, 2 017 AT CI RC L E T H E AT R E

A public reading of the four finalist plays will take place at 3pm on Sunday, May 7th at Circle Theatre. Texas Christian University theatre professor, Alan Shorter, will direct the readings. A reception honoring the students and their teachers will immediately follow the readings and awards ceremony. There were 62 scripts submitted from Boswell High School; Carroll Senior High School; Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts; Fort Worth Country Day; Grace Prep Academy; Haltom High School; Trimble Tech; and Western Hills High School.

The annual High School Playwriting Project public reading is free of charge and open to the general public, as well as families and friends of the playwrights.


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P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F

Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Megan Beddingfield* Production Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Khira Hailey** Light and Sound Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Ward Master Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rick Morrison Key Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon R. Kruse Carpenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grant Morrison, Charlie Porter 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) 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

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DAVID H.M. LAMBERT (Sound Design) Work at Circle Theatre: Resident Sound Designer since 2006; [As Actor] 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 BRITTNY MAHAN (Costume Design) Work at Circle Theatre: [As Costume Designer] Who Am I This Time? (& Other Conundrums of Love); [As Assistant Costume Designer] Funnyman Work at Other Theatres: Amphibian Stage Productions: Northside Hollow, Smart Pretty Funny; Tarrant County College (South-East Campus): The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; Texas Christian University Opera: Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi; Theatre TCU: The Women of Lockerbie, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine Awards: Lou Miller Canter Excellence in Design Professional Affiliations and/or Education: BFA Theatre, emphasis in Design – Texas Christian University Dedication or special comment: To see other examples of Brittny’s work and upcoming events, go to: www.brittnymahan.com


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U P N E X T AT C I R C L E

Directed by Harry Parker Featuring: Diana Bloxom Barbaro, Alexandria Fazzari, Julienne Greer*, David H.M. Lambert, Kyle Montgomery*, Jacob Oderberg, Chris Rothbauer The Pazinski family returns to Circle’s stage in King O’ the Moon by Tom Dudzick, the second play in a trilogy inspired by the author’s childhood. Circle produced Dudzick’s Over the Tavern in 2005 and The Last Mass at St. Casimir’s in 2007. Ten years after Over the Tavern, this sequel takes place during the rebellious ‘60’s as Apollo 11 is on its voyage to the moon. The Pazinski’s come together as their lives seem to fall apart. Prior knowledge of this workingclass family is not a prerequisite to appreciate the hilarious and heartfelt end to the three part series at Circle. * Actors’ Equity Association

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