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The Tempest By William Shakespeare Directed by Jen Waters

cast Propsero................................................................................................Bill Bernsohn Ariel........................................................................................................ Charles Grant Stephano................................................................................................ Greg Barrett Miranda........................................................................................ Nicole Richwalsky Alonso........................................................................................Matthew Proschold Antonio.......................................................................................... Kilee Rheinsburg Sebastian.....................................................................................................Noel Oishi Gonzalo...............................................................................................Julia Morrissey Trinculo.....................................................................................Sullivan Mackintosh Ferdinand............................................................................................ Robert Amico Caliban.....................................................................................................Sam Schultz Actor 1............................................................................................ Thomas McAulay Actor 2............................................................................................ Grace Proschold Actor 3............................................................................................... Osvaldo Torres

Crew

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Director......................................................................................................Jen Waters Stage Manager................................................................................. Heather Taylor Producer & Costume Designer .................................................... Alisa Stewart Wardrobe Mistress........................................................................ Erin Kirkpatrick Production Assistant ....................................................................... Sydney Heim Magic Consultant.................... Danny Schreiber (Professor DR Schreiber) Set Design & Construction..........Charles Mason II (Lord Charles Mason) House Manager...............................................................................Nicole Scribner

Interpreters Spanish translation..................... Amalia Morris & Carlos Adrian Manzano ASL.................................................................. Kassie Hughes & Marie Groshans


Actor Bios Robert Amico (Ferdinand) is an actor and artist who graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lewis & Clark College, where he studied Studio Art and Theatre. He recently wrote, performed in, and fabricated puppets for Kettlehead Productions’ The Tall Tales of Paul Bunyan, performed as part of the 2017 Fertile Ground Festival. In addition to his performance work, Robert works as an artist, props artisan, and puppet fabricator for companies like Michael Curry Design and Portland Center Stage. You can also find Robert moderating at Portland Escape Rooms, where he enjoys performing as a steampunk airship captain and a zombie. Gregory Barrett (Stephano) is excited to return to the stage this summer as Stephano. He has a background in improv and spends most of his time in the forest pretending to be a warlock, teaching children survival skills. Hey, it’s a living. He’d like to thank Lindsay for her patience and support through the process, and Skylar & Dan for keeping his spirits high when they were low.

Join us for the ride! Experience Theatre Project is looking for more board members to join our team and drive our mission of innovation, immersion, and imagination forward. Currently in development are theater education courses, indoor immersive programs, and of course, our 2018 summer production. If you are interested, please contact board chair Alisa Stewart at alisa@experiencetp.org. Let’s talk!

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Bill Bernsohn (Prospero) Playing Prospero in this production of The Tempest is a high point for Bill in what’s turning out to be a very busy season. Bill returned to the theater just recently after spending 25 years in the US Navy and the Oregon National Guard. Previous theater credits include 1776, Zoo Story, Antigone, and the role of Satan in the original play Stanley Meets the Bus. Bill is slated to also appear in Of Mice and Men for the Chehalem Repertory Company later this summer. Charles Grant (Ariel) is excited to fly, swim, dive, and ride into this story with such a wonderful cast & crew. Originally from sunny Southern California, he graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a BFA in Acting. Shortly after, he moved to Portland to work as an Acting Apprentice with Portland Playhouse, which he completed this past June. Favorite Credits include: Ghost of Christmas Present (A Christmas Carol with Portland Playhouse), Richard II (The Death of Kings with UCSB), and Elegba (In the Red and Brown Water with UCSB). Many thanks to all those who have paved the way. Enjoy the storm! Sullivan Mackintosh (Trinculo) holds a Theatre degree from Lewis & Clark College, and has also received training from Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the National Theater Institute, and the Institute for Contemporary Performance. Sullivan is a teaching artist with Columbia Arts and Oregon Children’s Theatre, and a co-artistic director for Phoenix Theatre, a traveling troupe of teen performers in her hometown of Hood River. Recent stage appearances include SALT (ICP), The Tall Tales of Paul Bunyan(Kettlehead Productions), and Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass (Majestic Theatre). This summer, she’ll also be performing with Original Practice Shakespeare.


Actor Bios Thomas McAulay (Actor #1) has appeared in almost two dozen productions throughout his school years, and has worked behind the scenes on a handful of others. He is excited to be appearing with ETP this summer in his first major production outside of school. He recently completed a degree at Lewis and Clark College, majoring in Theatre and completing a written thesis and performance thesis (in which he tackled the role of Sims/Papa in Jennifer Haley’s calculated and unsettling The Nether). Besides theatre, he enjoys investigating politics and history, as well as generating music and poetry, hiking and other pursuits.

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Julia Morrissey (Gonzalo) has happily returned to Portland after nearly 20 years on the east coast. She is grateful to be re-discovering the Portland theatre scene with Experience Theatre Project. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Julia has studied theatre at the British American Drama Academy in London and T. Schreiber Studios in New York City. Favorite roles include: Barbara Undershaft in Major Barbara, Sympathy the Learned in Mary Zimmerman’s Arabian Nights, Charlotte in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing. Noel Oishi (Sebastian) is extremely excited to bring his unique style and personality to this production of The Tempest. He is a graduated the University of Portland, where he earned two degrees: one in music and the other in theater. He also has completed an acting course at the Stella Adler Acting Studio in Los Angeles. This will be Noël’s third venture with Shakespeare, previously performing in A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Tom Snout and Cymbeline as Cornelius while at the University of Portland. He hopes that you enjoy the show, have a nice evening, and God Bless. Grace Proschold (Actor #2) Hi, I’m a human being called Grace. I’ve grown up on theatre and have been training for 9 years (despite being only 18). I am ecstatic to be able to be apart of this production. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I have performing in it.

Matthew Proschold (Alonso) is a recent transplant to Oregon having performed with companies all over the country including Southwest Shakespeare Company, Sedona Shakespeare Company and Sebastopol Shakespeare festival. Before the move north Matthew was associate Artistic Director and cofounder of H-town youth theatre in Healdsburg Ca. and Co-Artistic Director of Actors Renaissance Theatre in Phoenix AZ When he is not performing he directs retail sales and hospitality at Lady Hill winery in Saint Paul. Matthew is excited to be a part of this amazing Experience.


Actor Bios Kilee Rheinsburg (Antonio) is an actor and graduate of Willamette University ’15, LAMDA ’13, and a current Mentee at Third Rail Repertory in Portland. Favorite acting credits include: Helen in The Trojan Women, Marlene in Top Girls, and Ensemble in The Moon Shot (a devised performance). Her upcoming projects for the summer include research for a new devised work, and packing for her Peruvian adventure. She’d like to thank her parents for their continued love and support. Enjoy! Nicole Richwalsky (Miranda) has been a performer for as long as she can remember. She has worked all over the country with such theaters as Manual Cinema Club, Collaboraction, Sideshow Theatre Company, Mozawa, and many more. Most recently she toured with Tears of Joy Theatre around the Pacific Northwest. Nicole is represented by Q6. She is thrilled & honored to be getting back to her roots with Shakespeare. For more information about Nicole work check out www. nicolerichwalsky.com Sam Shultz (Caliban) is a graduate of Western Washington University. Recent works include Juror 7 in 12 Angry Jurors (Voice for the Voiceless), Dr. Astrov in Uncle Vanya (Valley Rep.), Tiny Tom in Urinetown (WWU), Kip in Life Underwater (WWU), Padamadan in Legally Blonde! The Musical (WWU), Chris in Becky’s New Car (Mount Baker Theater), and Richie in A Chorus Line (Bellingham Theatre Guild). When off stage Sam spends his time writing fiction and composing music. Osvaldo Torres (Actor #3) is a Salem based actor and Portland newcomer. Favorite past productions include Anatomy of Grey (Galen Gray), Beauty and the Beast (Maurice), and Measure for Measure (Lucio). Off of the stage, Osvaldo is a fight choreographer in the Salem area having done work for High Schools and Community theaters. He is looking forward to working with Children’s Educational Theatre over the summer and teaching children how to swing swords and stuff, but in a safe way.

Crew Bios Jen Waters (director) has a Bachelor’s of Arts from Oregon State University, and has been working professionally in theatre for over 15 years as an educator, director, actor, and administrator. As an actor, she has worked in the past with Bag & Baggage, with her own company, Pipedream Theatre, and recently at Funhouse Lounge. As an educator, she helped lead a youth theatre program for many years in Corvallis, and has taught in Portland at Northwest Children’s Theatre, focusing on Shakespeare education. As an admin, Jen has worked for triangle productions as their Marketing Manager, the Marketing and Education Coordinator for ETP, and has served on the Theatre Vertigo and PATA boards. When Jen is not doing theatre, she is likely nerding it up with her friends, playing D&D, hanging out with her (almost) 2 year old daughter, Viv, or relaxing on the couch with her pirate/ partner, Dan. Jen would like to thank her cast & crew for working their butts off to make this play, and her friends and family for helping support her artistic endeavors.

Crew Bios Heather Taylor(Stage Manager) is thrilled to finally get to work with the amazing Jen Waters! She attended Oregon State University and in her four years there, she worked over 20 shows in various roles. Her first show in the Portland area was with Bag & Baggage in 2011, and she’s been heavily involved in theatre around town since then. Most recently, she’s worked with Lakewood Theatre, Staged!, and Pixie Dust Productions. Some of the shows she’s most proud of include A Christmas Carol (Bag & Baggage), South Pacific (Lakewood), Spamalot (Lakewood), La Cage Aux Folles (Lakewood and a revival at Pixie Dust), Mame (Lakewood), Dogfight (Staged!), and Man of La Mancha (Lakewood). Alisa Stewart (Producer & Costume Designer) is the Artistic Director of Experience Theatre Project. She holds a Bachelors in Theater Arts from Oregon State University, and cut her teeth in professional theater in Chicago, where she worked at Steppenwolf Theatre, Bailiwick Theatre, and the Royal George Theatre for seven years in design and management before returning to the Portland area. She directed ETP’s first production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Round in 2016, and is excited to have had the opportunity to show her costume design skills at this year’s production. Previously, Alisa has designed costumes for The Hammerhead Quiz Show, Small Sense Productions (Chicago), Chicago Dramatists’ One Act Festival, and as a freelance designer through her cosplay costume design company, Seeser Designs. Alisa would like to thank her husband Kevin and kids Jaden and Colby for putting up with the mess and supporting her theater dreams. Danny Schreiber (Magic Consultant) (Professor DR Schreiber) is the Historical Conjurer, a Portland, OR-based magic historian, instructor, consultant, and performer specializing in 18th and 19th century magic. As a professor of natural philosophy, presenter of experimental conjuring, and exhibitor of legerdemain, Schreiber evokes the spirit of early magical performances. His audiences experience illusion and mystery in the same way that 18th, 19th, and early 20th century aristocrats, nobles and elites would have seen it, in their home, mansion, or estate with a private demonstration. Schreiber brings parlor magic back into parlors. He has performed up and down the West Coast, the United Kingdom and Hungary. Schreiber is a member of the worldfamous Magic Castle also known as the Academy of Magical Arts, as well as the past-president and a current board member with the Portland Assembly of Society of American Magicians, a member of the Portland Society of Magicians, the Conjuring Arts Research Center and the, as well as a certified mentor for the Society of Young Magicians, Salem and Portland chapters. Schreiber uses his long career as a television producer and years of working as a cast member at Disneyland to enhance the all around entertainment experience for his audiences. Charles Mason II (Set Design & Construction) My name is Charles E. Mason II. I am the first born of eight children, six brothers and one sister. I grew up in Canoga Park CA, played football for William Howard Taft High school for 4 years where I was given the honor of becoming a member of the Los Angeles High School All City Football Team of 1997. After high school I decided to pursue my dreams and my true passion, to become a Special Effects Makeup Artist. As long as I can remember I have loved making things from what is around me, from junk to broken toys. Steampunk is in my blood and I am fulfilling another dream by sharing my passion and creativity with all people. The characters I create are unique and they each have a story to tell. I have created Lord Mason’s Extraordinary Designs to share my passion and my vision of Steampunk. My creations are unique, thoughtfully designed, cleverly crafted and very well made. I will provide you with an epic piece of art at all times.


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Show Synopsis

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Alonso, the king of Naples, is returning from his daughter’s wedding in Tunis. He is accompanied by his son, Ferdinand, his brother, Sebastain, and Antonio, the Duke of Milan. An old Milanese courtier, Gonzalo, is also on board. The ship is wrecked in a storm and all the passengers and crew are thrown into the furious sea.

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Prospero, the former Duke of Milan, and his fifteen year-old daughter, Miranda, are watching the shipwreck from an island. He tells her, for the first time, how they came to be on the island. Twelve years before, when he had been Duke of Milan, his brother Antonio, had usurped him, but with Gonzalo’s help he had escaped in a small boat with his baby daughter, Miranda, and his library of books about magic. They had ended up on the island and Prospero had turned the only inhabitant, Caliban, a deformed and savage creature, into his slave. There are also spirits on the island. One of them, Ariel, had been imprisoned in a tree trunk by Caliban’s mother, the witch, Sycorax, who had then died. Prospero used his magic abilities to rescue him and he made the spirit swear to serve him.

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The ship’s passengers are cast up on the island unharmed, and even their clothes are not wet or damaged. Alonso believes his son to be dead but Ferdinand has landed on another part of the island. He encounters Miranda and they fall in love at first sight. He is the first man, apart from her father and Caliban that she has ever seen. Prospero puts Ferdinand to work manually, controlling all his movements with magic. Ariel pesters Prospero for his freedom and Prospero promises it once he has done some things for him, regarding the newcomers. Ariel leads the party towards Prospero’s cell. During this journey Antonio and Sebastian plan to kill Alonso so that Sebastian can be king. Two other members of the party, Trinculo, the court jester, and Stephano, a boisterous butler, are also wandering about on the island. Caliban recruits them to help him overthrow Prospero. They all get drunk then set off for Prospero’s cell. Ariel reports the plot to Prospero. Prospero has released Ferdinand and given his blessing to the marriage of the two young people. When the three would-be usurpers arrive at his cell they are distracted by some brightly coloured clothes that have been hung out for them, then they are chased away by a band of spirits who have taken on the form of dogs. Ariel brings the party to the cell. Prospero renounces his magic and reveals himself. He forgives his brother and prepares to return to Milan to resume his dukedom. Miranda and Ferdinand are betrothed. Sailors arrive and announce that the ship hasn’t been wrecked after all, and is safely anchored off the island. Ariel is set free. Caliban and the drunken servants are also forgiven. There is a final celebration of their reunion.


Director’s Notes

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I love Shakespeare. Since I was a little girl I have had a love affair with the poetry and stories of this mysterious man, who came from humble beginnings and educated himself on the stages of London. The more I read, the more I learned, and the more I understood: the more I realized how the themes in Shakespeare’s work are as relevant today as they were in his time.

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The Tempest is categorized in Shakespeare’s canon as a “romance.” These are a grouping of the last plays that Shakespeare wrote towards the end of his life, i.e. Cymbeline, A Winter’s Tale, Pericles, and Two Noble Kinsmen (written with John Fletcher). These plays are put into this category because they have different “rules” than the comedies, tragedies, and histories. All of these plays have comic and tragic elements, but add the element of magic, which was created by low tech effects, very similar to the ones we use in our show. The Tempest you are seeing today is placed in a world of magic and machinery, an imagined zeitgeist of the Victorian Era- Steampunk. I believe that this fantastical era weaves in naturally with the story of The Tempest, in its themes of an obsession for knowledge, and how that knowledge can create beauty as well as tragedy. As Prospero turns his focus from his responsibilities as Duke of Milan, to focus on his library and studies, the people of the Victorian era were fixated on new technology to make their lives easier, without any awareness of the consequences. Now as we live in a world of constant change, we begin to see more and more what our progress has wrought and, like Gonzalo, yearn for a simpler life. Thank you for coming today, and please enjoy Experience Theatre Project’s, The Tempest. -Jen Waters

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Experience Theatre Project Presents The Tempest  

The program from our summer 2016 production of A Magical Steampunk Tempest

Experience Theatre Project Presents The Tempest  

The program from our summer 2016 production of A Magical Steampunk Tempest

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