In The Next Room, or the vibrator play - Program

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or the vibrator play

A HYSTERICAL COMEDY ABOUT MARRIAGE, INTIMACY, AND MEDICINE. “In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com


In Season 7 at The Studio, for the first time, all four of our productions are set in the past. Although they are contemporary works, the settings span from the turn of the 19th century to the 1980s. We found that many of the conflicts in these plays parallel modern issues we still face today. Each story is focused on characters demanding to be seen and understood for who they are. In every play a person bravely declares their identity to an unfamiliar community. Along the way, curtains are parted, secrets laid bare, and discoveries are made. Join us as we follow their journeys of independence and acceptance. As our musical La Cage Aux Folles proclaims, “Life’s not worth a damn until you can say I am what I am.” I am delighted to present Season 7 at The Studio: I Am What I Am. —Whitney Morse, Artistic Director

ABOUT THE STUDIO THEATRE™ TIERRA DEL SOL: Tierra del Sol was formerly a Country Club with performances as a backdrop to the outstanding food and impeccable golf course views. It has since transitioned, bringing the performances to the forefront by evolving into a new Black Box Theatre. The Studio Theatre is now a flexible theatre with 120 seats and options for Thrust, Round, or Proscenium style seating. The Studio Theatre's season runs from late September through April each year with four productions running approximately 120 total performances. The Studio Theatre is an extension of The Sharon® L. Morse Performing Arts Center, located in The Spanish Springs Town Square®, in The Villages® community. The Sharon is primarily a touring house hosting a variety of artistic disciplines ranging from concerts and comedians to dance, musicals, and operas. The Sharon seats just over 1,000 guests in a multi-level theater offering state of the art audio, visual, and theatrical rigging systems to create an entertainment experience second to none. The Studio Theatre is led by Producer Jason Goedken and Artistic Director Whitney Morse; Resident Director, Nathaniel Niemi; Resident Musical Director, Gary Powell; Scenic & Props Designer, Joshua E. Gallagher; Production Manager, Danielle Paccione; Technical Director, Clayton Becker; Company Manager, Ryan Loeckel; Assistant Production Manager, Leslie Munson; Production Stage Manager, Grace Zottig; Stage Manager, Madison Youngblood; Assistant Stage Manager, Stephanie Horn; Audio Engineer, Jessica Kearney; Lighting Supervisor, Mason Shell; Lighting Technician, Ally Southgate; Lead Carpenter, Alison Scharvella; and Studio House Manager, Alec Speers. #TheStudioTheatreTDS #IntheNextRoom

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In the Next Room, or the vibrator play by Sarah Ruhl “In the Next Room, or the vibrator play” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com Original Broadway Production by Lincoln Center Theater New York City, 2009 IN THE NEXT ROOM or the vibrator play was originally commissioned and produced by Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, CA Tony Taccone, Artistic Director / Susan Medak, Managing Director IN THE NEXT ROOM or the vibrator play was developed at New Dramatists

Producer Jason Goedken Director Celine Rosenthal Costume Designer Monica Titus

Artistic Director Whitney Morse

Fight & Intimacy Director D. Granke Lighting Designer Tom Hansen

Scenic Designer Kenneth Constant Properties Designer Joshua E. Gallagher

Original Music and Sound Design Alexander Sovronsky

Associate Scenic Designers Clayton Becker Joshua E. Gallagher

Associate Sound Designer Rew Tippin

Production Manager Danielle Paccione

Technical Director Clayton Becker

Company Manager Ryan Loeckel

Production Stage Manager Grace Zottig

The Sharon House Manager Heather Ard

The Studio House Manager Alec Speers

Assistant Production Manager Leslie Munson

Dramaturgy & Assistant Stage Manager Stephanie Bezio

Swing Stage Manager Madison Youngblood

Audio Engineer Jessica Kearney

Lead Electrician Mason Shell

Lead Carpenter Alison Scharvella

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IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY By Sarah Ruhl REGIONAL PREMIERE A hysterical comedy about marriage, intimacy, and medicine. In the Next Room, or the vibrator play, is a hysterical comedy about marriage, intimacy, and medicine. In 1880 at the dawn of electricity, Dr. Givings has invented an extraordinary new device to treat "hysteria" in women (and some men): the vibrator. This treatment, administered in his private home office, involves draining "emotional excess" by inducing a paroxysm. In the next room, his young and energetic wife, Catherine, wonders how her husband helps his patients while she tries to tend to their newborn daughter. When a new "hysterical" patient and her husband bring their own complicated relationship and a wet nurse into the doctor's home, the Givings couple must confront the nature of their own marriage and what it truly means to love someone. With a revolving door of amusing characters, In the Next Room is never campy or lurid. This discreetly sensual comedy shares the heartbreak, humor, and humanity in our closest relationships.

THE VIDEOTAPING OR MAKING OF ELECTRONIC OR OTHER AUDIO AND/OR VISUAL RECORDINGS OF THIS PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTING RECORDINGS OR STREAMS IN ANY MEDIUM, INCLUDING THE INTERNET, IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED, A VIOLATION OF THE AUTHOR(S)’S RIGHTS AND ACTIONABLE UNDER UNITED STATES COPYRIGHT LAW. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT: https://concordtheatricals.com/resources/protecting-artists THE STUDIO THEATRE TIERRA DEL SOL acknowledges that we gather on the traditional land of the Seminole and Timucua People. We honor the rich cultural history of the Peoples who lived on this land prior to European colonization. This acknowledgment does not replace authentic relationships with indigenous communities, but serves as a first step in honoring the living legacy of the People and the land.

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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES: THE CHINESE LADY By Lloyd Suh REGIONAL PREMIERE Previews: NOV 15-17 Opening: NOV 18 | Closing: DEC 17 $15 Preview Performance $35 Performances The true story of the first Chinese woman in America. THE TRUE STORY OF THE FIRST CHINESE WOMAN IN AMERICA. THE CHINESE LADY is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

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"Hello, my name is Afong Moy; I came to America in 1834, when I was fourteen years old…" Brought to the United States from Guangzhou Province, China, Afong Moy is put on display as the first Chinese woman to set foot on American soil. Although Afong believes that she is an ambassador for Chinese culture, in reality she is a sideshow exhibit. Spanning a half-century, this two-person play depicts her daily life as a touring museum attraction. She performs for a paying audience showing them how she eats, what she wears, and the highlight of the event: how she walks with bound feet. As the decades wear on, her celebrated sideshow comes to define and challenge her very sense of identity. The Chinese Lady by Lloyd Suh is a poetic, whimsical play inspired by the true story of Afong Moy's life.

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LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Book By Harvey Fierstein Music And Lyrics By Jerry Herman Based On The Play By Jean Poiret Previews: JAN 31-FEB 2 Opening: FEB 3 | Closing: MAR 4 $20 Preview Performance $40 Performances

THE HILARIOUS AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL THAT INSPIRED THE MOVIE THE BIRDCAGE! LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com

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The hilarious award-winning musical that inspired the movie The Birdcage! Welcome to La Cages Aux Folles, the Pride of Saint Tropez, the Envy of the Cabaret World, the Jewel of the Riviera. This dazzling nightclub is run by Georges and stars his partner Albin as The Queen of Drag herself, "Zaza". Hijinks ensue when Georges's son, JeanMichel, brings home his fiancée's disapproving parents. With a hilarious supporting cast, sparkling musical numbers, and glitzy dancing, these birds of a feather flock together. This zany adventure by Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein won 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and features the hit songs "I am What I am" and "The Best of Times". This Broadway stunner that inspired The Birdcage is uproariously funny and endlessly heartwarming.

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THESE SHINING LIVES By Melanie Marnich Previews: MAR 28-30 Opening: MAR 31 | Closing: APR 29 $15 Preview Performance $35 Performances Based on the true story of the spirited women who worked at the Radium Dial Company.

BASED ON THE TRUE STORY OF THE SPIRITED WOMEN WHO WORKED AT THE RADIUM DIAL COMPANY. THESE SHINING LIGHTS is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

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In 1922 Catherine joins Charlotte, Frances, and Pearl to work at the Radium Dial Company in Ottawa, Illinois. They are hired to paint glow-in-the-dark watch faces with the newly discovered element, radium. The company pays by the watch, encouraging them to be as efficient as possible while disregarding potential risks. Over the next decade, mysterious problems arise that threaten their health. Bonded by years of friendship, they decide to fight against the corporation that kept them in the dark about the true risks of working with a radioactive material. Based on the true story of the "Radium Girls", These Shining Lives shares their spirit, energy, and verve. Moving but never dreary, this lovely imaginative play tells their story of persistence, friendship, and justice that inspired lasting change.

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LILY STEVENS (Catherine Givings) is delighted to be making her debut at The Studio Theatre! Favorite regional credits include Indecent (Chana) at Cape Rep, for which she won a BroadwayWorld award, The Moors (Emilie) and Miss Holmes Returns (Olive) at Greater Boston Stage Company, A Christmas Carol (Belle) at The Hanover Theatre, The Old Man and the Old Moon at The Umbrella Stage Company, and La Cage Aux Folles (Anne) at Reagle Music Theatre. Film/TV credits include Free Guy (20th Century Fox) and the upcoming The Holdovers (Miramax). University of Miami BFA Musical Theatre. Proud Boston native, EMC, and member of SAG-AFTRA. Love to MDAE. @lilymaclaren, lilysteven.com. JOE LLORENS (Dr. Givings) is overjoyed to be back with The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol! His previous credits include Stop Kiss (The Studio Theatre at TDS), Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Mad Cow Theatre), Destiny of Desire, Parade, and A Christmas Carol (Garden Theatre), to name a few. Joe is also an Artistic Associate with Whiskey Theatre Factory. He’s been a performer for over 20 years and created the improv group Let’s Get Real. Joe would like to thank the wonderful people at The Studio for casting him. Joe lives with his wife, kids, and pets; they are his entire world. Try Hard. Be Kind. Facebook.com/joellorens | Instagram: joellorens JADA GRIFFIN (Elizabeth) is ecstatic to be returning to The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol, taking on the role of Elizabeth. Jada is Georgia born, but Flo-grown, having graduated with her Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Theatre Performance, from the University of South Florida. Her most recent roles include understudying the role of Macy in Tierra Del Sol’s The Cake, Eleanor Dunbar in American Stage’s Footloose in the Park, and Goneril in Tampa Repertory’s King Lear. She would like to thank her friends and family for their love and support, especially her mom for not understanding all of it, but pushing Jada to reach past the stars anyway!

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ALYSON JOHNSON (Annie) Alyson is thrilled to be joining The Studio once more! Some Studio favorites include Urinetown, 9 to 5, A Doll’s House, and Stop Kiss. Additional credits include Bonnie and Clyde (Garden Theatre), Young Frankenstein, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Into the Woods, Man of La Mancha (Moonlight Players); Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Noises Off! (Bay Street Players). A two-time University of Central Florida graduate and longtime central Florida resident, she bids farewell to Florida soon and wants to say a special thank you to everyone at The Studio and all you Villagers for making such a wonderful place to play and create for these past seven seasons. To Gwynevere, for supporting and cheering when Mom plays pretend. MATT KATZENMEIER (Mr. Daldry) is excited to be making his debut at The Studio Theatre! An actor from Chicago, Matt has made appearances on NBC's Chicago P.D., the sketch comedy show Hot Date, and most recently in the short film Dopamine Dreams. Matt was first exposed to acting at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS and later went on to complete an acting conservatory program at Stephens College in Columbia, MO. He couldn't be more pleased to be making a return to theatre here at The Studio Theatre. WHITNEY MORSE (Sabrina Daldry, Artistic Director) won Broadway World's award for Best Supporting Actress in the Inaugural Season of The Studio Theatre. Her Central Florida Theatre credits include The Secret Garden, 1776 and Big River (Mad Cow Theatre). Chicago: Next To Normal (Skokie Theatre), Other Desert Cities (Citadel Theatre), The Children's Hour (Pride Films and Plays), Spike Heels (Brown Paper Box), Down Range (Genesis Theatricals), Trafford Tanzi and I Carry Your Heart (Prologue Theatre Company), Accomplice (Jedlicka Performing Arts Center), The Turn of the Screw, Jeeves at Sea, Unnecessary Farce and The Merchant of Venice (First Folio Theater). MFA Acting - Columbia University School of the Arts. www. whitneymorse.com | IG handle: @whitneyalicemorse FAIZ SIDDIQUE (Leo Irving) is an actor based in Chicago. This is his first production with The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol, and he couldn’t be more excited to work with such a talented group of artists. Favorite role has to be Matt Friedman in Tally’s Folly by Lanford Wilson (Oil Lamp Theatre). Most recently he was seen as The Boy in Black Bear Island (The Gift Theatre). Shortly after that Faiz completed BADA’s Midsummer in Oxford program ’22 and is excited to jump back into the work after such an inspiring and reinvigorating summer.

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ASHLEIGH ANN GARDNER (U/S Annie/Sabrina Daldry) is an Orlando-based actor, playwright, dramaturge, photographer, sewist, prop/scenic artist, and musician. Selected credits: Jen (The Cake), Ada Byron Lovelace (Ada and the Engine), and Lydia (Spike Heels) at The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol; Nora (A Doll's House), Alais (The Lion in Winter), and Belinda Blair/Flavia Brent (Noises Off) at CFCArts Theatre; Second Solicitor/Undertaker/ Fred’s Sister-in-Law (A Christmas Carol) at The Garden Theatre; Waitress/Kit/Shona (Top Girls) at Mad Cow Theatre; Musical Director and Maenad (The Bacchae) with Jeremy Seghers Presents. MA in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies from the University of Central Florida. Member of the Dramatists Guild of America. For more, visit ashleighagardner.com. Instagram: @word_bird MARK KIRSCHENBAUM (U/S Dr. Givings/Mr. Daldry/Leo Irving) is a 30-year veteran of the stage. He has performed all over the world including 5 years with Norwegian and Renaissance Cruise Lines. Mark received critical acclaim from the New York Times for his portrayal as The Padre in Man of La Mancha. Recent credits include: Major Davis (Unto These Hills), Cladwell (Urinetown: The Musical), Sancho (Man of La Mancha) and Sam Byck (Assassins). Mark would like to thank mom, dad, Brian, Gigi, Kayli, Chase and God for their continuous support. LESLIE MUNSON (U/S Catherine Givings, Assistant Production Manager) is happy to join The Studio Theatre in Florida after spending most of her life in northern Illinois. A theatre kid for life, she is honored to be working alongside such a passionate and knowledgeable team of professionals. As a performer, Leslie has enjoyed bringing many kooky characters to life.

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SARAH RUHL’s (Playwright) plays include In the Next Room, or the vibrator play, The Clean House, Passion Play, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Melancholy Play, For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, The Oldest Boy, Stage Kiss, Dear Elizabeth, Eurydice, How to Transcend a Happy Marriage, Orlando, Late: a cowboy song, and a translation of Three Sisters. She has been a two-time Pulitzer prize finalist and a Tony award nominee. Her plays have been produced on and off Broadway, around the country, and internationally, where they have been translated into over fifteen languages. Originally from Chicago, Ms. Ruhl received her M.F.A. from Brown University, where she studied with Paula Vogel. She has received the Steinberg Award, the Samuel French Award, the Susan Smith Blackburn Award, the Whiting Award, the Lily Award, a PEN Award for mid-career playwrights, and the MacArthur Award. You can read more about her work on www.SarahRuhlplaywright.com. Her new book 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write was a New York Times notable book of the year, and she most recently published Letters from Max with Max Ritvo. She teaches at the Yale School of Drama, and she lives in Brooklyn with her family. CELINE ROSENTHAL (Director) is a Tony®-nominated producer, "Key" member of The Ring Of Keys, and Associate Artistic Director at Asolo Repertory Theatre. Celine has developed new work with Musical Theatre Factory, NYMF, Kidoons, Tamasha, and National Queer Theatre, as well as creating Asolo Rep’s premiere new work series, Asolo Rep: Ground Floor. Their work has been at the Tristan Bates in London, NYMF, New York City Center, 54 Below, 59E59, and Broadway's Future Songbook Series at Lincoln Center. At The Studio Theatre Celine directed Spike Heels and A Doll's House. At Asolo Rep Celine directed Grand Horizons, Camelot, The Lifespan of a Fact, Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, and was Assistant Director on Knoxville. Other Recent Projects: Trayf (New Rep); Drowning in Cairo (N.Q.T); Chicago (CTC); and the Award Winning Indie short film Wildflower. Celine is a New Georges affiliated artist, member of the 2018/19 MTC Directing Fellowship class, and was awarded an SDC Observership. Alumnus of CTI, BMI Lehman Engel Workshop, NYU Tisch (BFA), and The New School for Drama (MFA). www.celinerosenthal.nyc

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D. GRANKE (Intimacy and Fight Director) (They/Them) is a Director, Fight Director, and Intimacy Director based in Tampa FL. Intimacy Direction Credits include: Vietgone (American Stage), Sender, At the Wake of a Dead Drag Queen, and Pilgrims (Urbanite Theatre), Carmen (Opera Orlando), Calendar Girls (The Naples Players), and Stupid F!@#ing Bird (Tampa Rep). Upcoming projects include Romeo and Juliet (Jobsite). They hold a BFA from the University of Michigan, and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, and teach movement and acting at the University of South Florida. They are certified as a teacher and fight director by the Society of American Fight Directors, and as an intimacy director with Intimacy Directors and Coordinators. HEATHER ARD (Assistant House Manager) has been performing professionally for over 25 years. Heather’s career started as a musical theatre performer and has grown include voice over/commercial work, sound operator, props master, stage manager, production manager, choreographer, and director. Currently, she is the House Manager and Events Coordinator for The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center and is active in The Villages community. Locally Heather can be seen performing at The Sharon for events such as Lobby Lounge Cabaret Series, and The Opera Club’s Three Tenors Plus One and is a cantor for St. Timothy Catholic Church. Heather’s biggest role is mother to her 3 beautiful children Paulie, Ella, and Joey. Heather would like to thank her family and friends for their love and support and most importantly the audience, who make live theatre possible. SIERRA BAGGINS (Assistant House Manager) joins The Sharon and Studio Theatre team with an extensive theatrical background. Sierra earned a BA from California State University, studying Stage Management and assuming many roles including Production Manager, Stage Manager, and backstage crew member. After graduating, she worked as Stage Manager and Internship Leader at Walt Disney World. She also worked for Universal Studios Florida as Entertainment Coordinator for events including Halloween Horror Nights and Mardi Gras. She also volunteered with Give Kids the World Village, helping to provide cost-free vacations for families and children living with critical illness. Sierra is excited to be part of the team and is eager to apply her theatrical and hospitality background to this new adventure.

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CLAY BECKER (Technical Director/Associate Scenic Designer) is from the DFW area of Texas. Always wanting a career in theatre, he received his BA in Theatre from the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, AR. After graduating, Clay worked as the Technical Director at Circa’ 21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island, IL before joining The Studio Theatre team in 2018. When not in the theatre, he is out hiking or biking the wonders of mother nature across the country. Clay was happily married to the LOVE OF HIS LIFE in September of 2022 and beginning the wonderful next chapter with Leslie Munson. Clay invites everyone to see the brilliant work our team does at both The Sharon and The Studio venues! STEPHANIE BEZIO (Dramaturgy/Assistant Stage Manager) hails from Johnson City, TN, and has been with The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center and the Studio Theatre since 2016. She started in The Sharon Box Office and explored different jobs in the theatre before joining The Stage Management Team in 2018. Her favorite Studio shows include: Stop Kiss, Assassins, and Ada and the Engine. Stephanie has been involved in theatre both onstage and off since 2012. You can find her running around in the dark, backstage wings of the Studio with a headset, a cup of coffee, and a Kindle in her back pocket. KENNETH CONSTANT (Scenic Designer) studied scenic design at North Carolina School of The Arts. Prior to graduation, he worked for several theaters including The Hangar Theatre in upstate New York, The Baystreet Theatre in the Hamptons, and Oklahoma State University where he designed, painted, and built a production of Little Shop of Horrors. In 2010 he moved to Houston and worked as a technical director, paint charge, and scenic designer for dozens of productions, where he earned awards for his designs. Kenneth has been with The Sharon since the beginning and has designed all productions for The Studio. JOSHUA E. GALLAGHER (Associate Scenic Designer/Props Designer) has been honing his craft as a scenic designer, scenic artist, and props artisan for the past decade and recently transplanted to central Florida. Previous props design credits have included Big the Musical, Looped, Man of La Mancha (Garden Theatre), Oklahoma!, Little Shop of Horrors, Ragtime, Grease, Sunset Blvd., Curtains, Camelot (Mac-Haydn Theatre), James and the Giant Peach, Wizard of Oz (Limelight Performing Arts Center). Joshua has a Master’s of Fine Arts in Stage Design from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Examples of his work are at www. joshuaegallagher.com

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JASON GOEDKEN (Producer) has been the operations manager at The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center since its opening in 2015. Prior to his time in Florida, he spent the previous 11 years working in various theatres in NYC and Chicago. Jason helped found both The Sharon and The Studio Theatre and manages the staff from both venues. Although his work is mostly behind-thescenes, he made a memorable acting debut in The Studio Theatre's Second Season as Harry in Company. TOM HANSEN (Lighting Designer) is excited to light his first show at The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol. Over the last 24 years, he has designed hundreds of productions for Florida’s Sun-Coast Theatres and abroad. His favorite local award credits include: Singing In the Rain, Oklahoma!, Harvey, Philadelphia Story, The Sound of Music, Beauty & the Beast, The Great Sebastians, Mornings At Seven, Big River, and Crazy For You (2010 Colorado Springs Fine Arts Council). Favorite shows: Frankie & Johnny (American Stage), Grey Gardens (freeFall Theatre) Chicago (Eight O’clock Theatre), 42nd Street (Sarasota Players), Hairspray (Peach State Summer Theatre), Man of La Mancha (Show Palace), and Joseph... Dreamcoat (Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center). Tom dedicates his work to you, The Audience. ENJOY THE SHOW! JESSICA KEARNEY (Production Engineer) is the production engineer for The Studio Theatre. She is a music producer as well as a singer-songwriter. She has produced and written for Hiphop, R&B, Pop, Soul, Jazz, and Edm tracks. She has experience with managing artists and mixing live events. She is the founder of R.M.E which is a recording company that is based on the progression of music and the appreciation of its history and origins. She is the lead producer for Allaboutentertainment156. In her spare time, she composes for films and games as well as manages social media platforms for artists and companies.

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RYAN LOECKEL (Company Manager) is an active musician, actor, vocalist, and collaborative arts producer. He has been heard at The Studio during Urinetown, the Musical, 9 to 5 and It Shoulda Been You, featured at The Sharon in Bach To Broadway, fiddled as Joe-Bob in Always...Patsy Cline (Victory Productions), and played the role of Righteous Brother Bill Medley in That Lovin’ Feelin’ (Beefhouse Dinner Theatre). Ryan trained as a violist with Marcia Ferritto, and has shared the stage on tour with Josh Groban, Idina Menzel, Barry Manilow, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra among many others. His performances have been heard on syndicated broadcasts, aboard five-star ships, and at venues internationally. www.loeckel.com | @loeckelmusik DANIELLE PACCIONE (Production Manager) has over 25 years professional theatrical experience. As a Production Manager, AEA Stage Manager, and Director, she has collaborated with a variety of theatrical organizations and currently serves on the Orlando Actor’s Equity Association Liaison Committee. Danielle is an original member of the “No More 10 out of 12’s” working group with a goal of providing more equitable working conditions in theatres around the world. She has worked up and down the East Coast wearing many different hats and is happy to call Florida and The Studio Theatre her home. Danielle joined The Studio team in 2017. ALISON SCHARVELLA (Lead Carpenter) is thrilled to be working with The Studio Theatre! She is originally from upstate NY. She graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in theater from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Prior to working with The Studio, she was head carpenter at University of Florida Performing Arts.

ALLY SOUTHGATE (Electrician) was until recently a Michigander. She’s moved down to Florida to continue her career in theatrical lighting and electrics. Ally graduated from Michigan Technological University in spring of 2022 with a BS in Theater and Entertainment Technology and a Minor in Theatrical Performance. Even though she spends most of her time backstage now, Ally started her life in the theater performing onstage from the age of 8 and continued through college. Ally would like to thank her family, friends, and loved ones for their continued support even from over 1000 miles away.

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ALEXANDER SOVRONSKY (Original Music/Sound Design) is thrilled to be returning to The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol, having previously designed the music/sound for The Cake and the sound for Urinetown the musical. Some career highlights include performing in and co-writing the live music for the Broadway production of Cyrano de Bergerac (starring Kevin Kline), creating the original music/sound for The Public Theatre's production of Mother Of The Maid (starring Glenn Close), and writing & performing a new score for Indecent at Arena Stage, KC Rep, and Baltimore Center Stage. He has also worked Off-Broadway at The Atlantic Theatre Co, Red Bull Theatre Co, TFANA, The Public NYSF, and the Classical Theatre of Harlem. Regionally, his work has also been seen at The Denver Center, Shakespeare & Co, Barrington Stage, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Seattle Rep, CT Rep, PA Shakespeare Festival, Hartford Stage, the Actors' Shakespeare Project, WAM Theatre, The Wharton Salon, Oldcastle Theatre Co, Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, and many others. Alexander is based in NYC and enjoys a rich career as both a composer/ musician and actor. He is currently performing in the Denver Center's production of Much Ado About Nothing. www.AlexanderSovronsky.com & @Alexander.Sovronsky ALEC SPEERS (House Manager) has a long history of working with theatre productions. After over a decade of working on and around the stage, he feels most at home in the theatre and is very proud to be The Studio Theatre’s House Manager. Favorite credits include Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along-Blog (Colorado, 2012), La Traviata and La Boheme (Germany, 2017), and Ada and the Engine (The Studio Theatre, 2021). Alec also has experience in set building, stage managing, and directing. It is always a privilege to work in the industry that you love, so Alec would like to thank The Studio family, and his own immensely supportive family for everything they do.

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REW TIPPIN (Associate Sound Designer) is a sound designer and technician based in Tampa whose work can currently be heard at the Theatre at Monmouth in Maine for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and soon at the Urbanite Theatre in Sarasota for Birds of North America. Previous credits for the Theatre at Monmouth include numerous productions over sixteen seasons, including Eurydice, Sofonisba, Grounded, and Intimate Apparel. Previous credits from Urbanite Theatre include At the Wake Of A Dead Drag Queen, Women Laughing Alone With Salad, and Thanksgiving Play. Credits from elsewhere include Amadeus for Gretna Theatre in Pennsylvania, The Liar and The Drunken City for the FSU/ Asolo Conservatory in Sarasota, and a traveling production of Bo-Nita. Rew is happy to be involved in the production and thanks all who pointed him in this direction! MONICA TITUS (Costume Designer) is an Orlando based performer and designer most recently seen onstage at The Studio Theatre as Rebecca in It Should Have Been You, and as Jenny in Company. She was also the costume designer for Story of My Life, Stop Kiss, Neighbors a Fair Trade Agreement, Assassins, Ada and the Engine, and Spike Heels. She is currently resident costume designer at Winter Park Playhouse. Local Performance Credits: A Grand Night for Singing, Honky Tonk Angels, Some Enchanted Evening (Winter Park Playhouse), Bridges of Madison County (Theater West End), A Christmas Story the Musical, James and the Giant Peach, Lend Me a Tenor (Athens Theatre), Sunday in the Park with George, Death of a Salesman (Mad Cow Theater). Thank you to The Studio team for creating this lovely little pocket of creativity and storytelling. MonicaTitus.com MADISON YOUNGBLOOD (Swing Stage Manager) was born and raised in the Central Florida area and has been a member of the resident stage management team at The Studio Theatre since Season 6. With nearly a decade of stage management experience, Madison has lived and worked in Central Florida, Philadelphia, and New York. Some of her favorite credits include productions of Urinetown, The Color Purple, Guys & Dolls, Cabaret, RED, Collected Stories, Godspell, Mary Poppins, and Blood Brothers. Madison has worked as an intern with WICKED on Broadway and has stage managed for the Arts for Autism Broadway Concerts and the Broadway Green Alliance. She graduated from the University of the Arts with a BFA in Directing, Playwriting, and Production.

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GRACE ZOTTIG (Production Stage Manager) is stoked to be part of The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol team for another season. Grace has been with The Studio since Fall 2018 and some of her favorite titles from previous seasons include Assassins, Neighbors: A Fair Trade Agreement, Stop Kiss, Pipeline, and Urinetown. In addition to stage management, Grace has directed multiple productions for the Virtual Play Series and Assistant Directed No. 6 for The Studio. Rollins College ‘17 graduate, Grace is thankful for the support from her friends, family, and mentors which helped her become the young professional she is today. Art is a vehicle for change. Thank you for supporting the arts.

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CAST Catherine Givings....................................................... Lily Steven Dr. Givings................................................................. Joe Llorens Sabrina Daldry..................................................... Whitney Morse Annie...............................................................Alyson E. Johnson Elizabeth.................................................................... Jada Griffin Leo Irving................................................................Faiz Siddique Mr. Daldry....................................................... Matt Katzenmeier U/S Catherine Givings...........................................Leslie Munson U/S Annie/Sabrina Daldry........................ Ashleigh Ann Gardner U/S Dr. Givings/Mr. Daldry/Leo Irving....... Mark Kirschenbaum

DIRECTION Artistic Director................................................... Whitney Morse Director.............................................................Celine Rosenthal Intimacy and Fight Director.........................................D. Granke Dramaturgy..........................................................Stephanie Bezio

PRODUCTION Producer................................................................ Jason Goedken Production Manager..........................................Danielle Paccione Assistant Production Manager................................Leslie Munson Technical Director.................................................Clayton Becker Company Manager...................................................Ryan Loeckel Production Stage Manager........................................Grace Zottig Assistant Stage Manager.......................................Stephanie Bezio Swing Stage Manager.................................. Madison Youngblood

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SCENIC Scenic Designer................................................Kenneth Constant Associate Scenic Designer....Joshua E. Gallagher & Clayton Becker Set Dressing...................................................Joshua E. Gallagher Lead Carpenter.................................................. Alison Scharvella Additional Carpentry............... Tony Fairchild & Chad Pavlovich

COSTUMES Costume Designer....................................................Monica Titus

LIGHTING Lighting Designer.................................................... Tom Hansen Lead Electrician......................................................... Mason Shell Electrician..............................................................Ally Southgate

AUDIO VISUAL Original Music/Sound Designer................... Alexander Sovronsky Associate Sound Designer.......................................... Rew Tippen Production Engineer............................................. Jessica Kearney

PROPS Properties Designer/Supervisor.......................Joshua E. Gallagher

HOUSE MANAGEMENT House Manager........................................................... Alec Speers Assistant House Manager........................................Sierra Baggins The Sharon House Manager...................................... Heather Ard

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