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profiles Dramatists; multiple productions at the Alliance including The Temple Bombing, Harmony, Good People, Arcadia, Medea; multiple productions at the Guthrie including Disgraced, Major Barbara, M. Butterfly, Intimate Apparel and world premieres by Tony Kushner; Georgia Shakespeare (associate artist). Film coaching: Baby Driver; Selma; Southside With You; The Good Lie; Sweet Land. Acting: The Grapes of Wrath (Alliance); Ghost-Writer (Theater in the Square); Shadow Language (Guthrie); Richard II (Georgia Shakespeare); Candida (Actor’s Express). Theater professor at the University of North Georgia. SCOT J. MANN (Fight Choreographer) is an awardwinning and internationally recognized fight master and teacher through the Society of American Fight Directors and the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat, and is a director of theater at Mercer University. He has choreographed, performed and coached theatrical violence in the United States, England and Germany with such companies as Steppenwolf, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Alliance Theatre and Georgia Shakespeare. Scot served as fight director for the world premiere of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, written by Stephen King and John Mellencamp. He has also been a tactics choreographer and gun wrangler for film and television, and on-set swordmaster for the Bollywood epic Drona, filmed in Jaipur, India. Most recently, Scot co-choreographed the reopening of the multimillion-dollar attraction Pirates Voyage in Myrtle Beach, S.C., with his wife, Kelly. BRET TORBECK (Stage Manager) is honored to work with the cast and creative team of Shakespeare in Love. His Alliance credits include The Magic Negro, Troubadour, Courtenay’s Cabaret, Born for This, Disgraced, A Steady Rain, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Blues for An Alabama Sky. As a regional theater stage manager for more than 25 years, he worked all over the country but is now enjoying exploring Atlanta. While based in Seattle, he was a guest faculty member at the University of Washington for five years. LIZ CAMPBELL (Assistant Stage Manager) Recent Alliance credits: The Dancing Granny; Cinderella and Fella; A Christmas Carol; Ugly Lies the Bone; Pancakes, Pancakes!; Tiger Style!; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical; James and the Giant Peach; Shrek; Charlotte’s Web and Wizard of Oz. Local credits include Million Dollar Quartet, Dreamgirls, Peter Pan, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Ragtime and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Atlanta Lyric Theatre); Dividing the Estate, It’s a Wonderful Life, Confederacy of Dunces and Big River (Theatrical Outfit). She holds a B.F.A. in Theatre from Niagara University. Member of Actors’ Equity Association. Love to Ali and Maggie. 28 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

JODY FELDMAN (Producer and Casting Director) began her theater career as an actress in Atlanta before moving into administration as the assistant general manager at Frank Wittow’s Academy Theatre. Jody is the Producer and Casting Director at the Alliance, where she started in 1991 as casting director. While at the Alliance, she has cast and produced more than 200 LORT B, D and TYA productions encompassing a wide range of world premieres including The Last Night of Ballyhoo by Alfred Uhry, What I Learned in Paris by Pearl Cleage, Broke by Janece Shaffer, In the Red and Brown Water by Tarell Alvin McCraney and more than 10 years of Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition-winning plays, plus such world and regional premiere musicals as Tuck Everlasting, Aida, The Color Purple, Sister Act: The Musical, Bring It On: The Musical, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County and Harmony, A New Musical. Jody is most proud of the thriving Alliance engagement activities and partnerships that recognize theatrical work as a catalyst for community conversation and connection. SUSAN V. BOOTH ( Jennings Hertz Artistic Director) joined the Alliance Theatre in 2001 and has initiated the Palefsky Collision Project for teens, the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab, local producing partnerships and regional collaborations as well as commercial partnerships such as Tuck Everlasting; The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County; The Color Purple; Bring It On: The Musical; Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away With Me; Sister Act: The Musical; Bring in ’ da Noise, Bring in ’ da Funk and Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL. As a director, she has worked at such theaters as the Goodman, La Jolla Playhouse, New York Stage and Film, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Northlight Theatre, Victory Gardens, Court Theatre and many others. She holds degrees from Denison and Northwestern universities and was a fellow of the National Critics Institute and the Kemper Foundation. She has held teaching positions at Northwestern, DePaul and Emory universities. She is a past president of the board of directors for the Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for the field, and is a trustee of Denison University. Susan is married to Max Leventhal and is the proud mother of Moira Rose Leventhal.

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ALLIANCE ENCORE :: Shakespeare in Love  

Encore Atlanta is the official show program for the Fox Theatre, the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, The Atlanta Opera, th...

ALLIANCE ENCORE :: Shakespeare in Love  

Encore Atlanta is the official show program for the Fox Theatre, the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, The Atlanta Opera, th...