Page 1

Loyola University Chicago Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Presents

Our Country’s Good By Timberlake Wertenbaker October 14 – 24, 2010

Scenic Designer Timothy Mann Costume Designer Jacqueline Firkins Lighting Designer Lee Keenan   

Director Ann Shanahan

Props Master Julia Eberhardt   Sound Designer Mikhail Fiksel   Dramaturg Katie Sawyer

Stage Manager Claire Bader

Kathleen Mullady Theatre 1125 West Loyola Avenue Chicago, IL 60626 Box Office: (773) 508-3847 Loyola University Chicago is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre and a proud member of the League of Chicago Theatres.   Our Country’s Good was produced in special arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.   Food, beverages, cameras, and recording equipment are prohibited in the theatre during the performance.

Loyola University Chicago 1


CAST (in

or der of appe ar ance)

Captain Arthur Phillip............................................................................................Alex Halverson Major Robbie Ross................................................................................................Brian McElligott Captain David Collins.............................................................................................David Lancelle Captain Watkin Tench...................................................................... Maddie Lenarz Hooyman Captain Jemmy Campbell........................................................................................... Ryan Quick Reverend Johnson....................................................................................................... Lauren Paris Lieutenant George Johnston........................................................................Kyle Sandgate-Blix Lieutenant Will Dawes............................................................................................ Cameron Petti 2nd Lieutenant Ralph Clark..........................................................................Gabe Buetel-Gunn 2nd Lieutenant William Faddy.................................................................................Kyle Geissler Midshipman Harry Brewer..................................................................................Riley Moynihan Aboriginal Australian....................................................................................Kelsey Rae Hartzell John Arscott....................................................................................................................... Paul Duna Dabby Bryant.......................................................................................................N’Jameh Camara Black Caesar......................................................................................................Kyle Sandgate-Blix Ketch Freeman................................................................................................... Brian Tochterman Liz Morden.................................................................................................................... Jenna McGill Duckling Smith............................................................................................... Weatherly Marshall John Wisehammer.......................................................................................................Kyle Geissler Mary Brenham.....................................................................................................................Ali Burch Meg Long....................................................................................................................... Lauren Paris Robert Sideway......................................................................................................... Jose T. Nateras The Ghost of Handy Baker..................................................................................... Cameron Petti The Ghost of Thomas Barrett................................................................................David Lancelle The Ghost of Dorothy Handland..................................................Maddie Menarz Hooyman ABOUT THE PL AY WRIGHT OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD was written by Timberlake Wertenbaker in 1988 and is based off the novel, The Playmaker, by Thomas Keneally. Wertenbaker was born in New York City, New York to Charles Wertenbaker, a foreign correspondent for Time magazine, and Lael Tucker, an author. She grew up in the Basque Country of France near Saint-Jean-de-Luz. Wertenbaker attended schools in Europe and the U.S. before moving permanently to London. She has been a successful playwright writing more than ten plays and translating more than six plays. She has won more than eight awards including the BBC award for Best New Play for OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD in 1988. Some of her other works include THE GRACE OF MARY TRAVERSE, THE LOVE OF THE NIGHTINGALE, AFTER DARWIN and CREDIBLE WITNESS. OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD is considered one of the 100 most significant plays of the 20th century and is based on true events in the first penal colony established in Australia. It was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 1988 and received rave reviews. OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD takes place in 1788/89 in Sidney, Australia. It portrays the first convict ship sent to Australia where the young Second Lieutenant, Ralph Clark, decides to put on the play The Recruiting Officer casted the convicts in the character roles, where few can read. These convicts lived a life of struggle, facing starvation, the brutality of guards, and unknown terrors of a strange land. These convicts are a varied group of people; some are guilty while others have been wrongly sent to the colony. As the play progresses, the convicts begin to connect on a deeper level. On days before the play is performed in front of an audience, one of the cast members is sentenced to death by hanging. 2 Loyola University Chicago


SET TING Time: 1788/89 A Convict Ship towards Colonization of a British Colony on New South Wales First Year of the British Colony at New South Wales There will be a 15-minute intermission

D I R E C TO R ’ S N O T E Phillip: A play is a world in itself, a tiny colony we could almost say. And you are in charge of it. That is a great responsibility. Ralph: I will lay down my life if I have to, Sir. Phillip: I don’t think it will come to that Lieutenant. You need only do your best. Our Country’s Good, Act 2, Sc. 2 While Phillip reminds Ralph that it is not worth dying for, his allusion to theatremaking as a colony reminds us of its power. In this play, we see the power of theatre to reform rules, not only to transform society positively, but also to damage and exclude. While we have been in our rehearsal process on this play I have been reminded of this power afresh. As we study the history of theatre and of Western culture and colonization, theatre styles from the English Restoration to Brecht, and as we negotiate questions of race and class and gender in the play and in our rehearsal hall, I am made aware of how these subjects are uniquely made clear and shaped for us through live performance. The production of The Recruiting Officer in New South Wales in 1789 was a social experiment radical in its own time, and even still in ours. To devote time and resources to the performance of a play, when starvation, disease, and conflict threatened very life, is a remarkable fact. In our own time, while less obviously perhaps, theatre faces the same considerations. What is the role of theatre in a society with more pressing concerns of war, poverty, environmental disaster and entrenched social inequities? Like Phillip geopolitical allusion for our own time, contemporary poet Adrienne Rich likens our cultural present to a country. We’re out in a country that has no language No laws, we’re chasing the raven and the wren Through gorges unexplored since dawn Whatever we do together is pure invention The maps they gave us were out of date By years… The Dream of a Common Language If our culture is as much in need of the “diagram in the sand” that Phillip calls for in the play, we can embrace theatre’s power to forge the new rules, new words, and new realities that might do to our country good. -Ann Shanahan, Oct 2010

Loyola University Chicago 3


D R A M AT U R G I C A L N O T E Aboriginal Australians It is believed that humans arrived in Australia 40,000 to 50,000 years ago. They were hunters and gatherers, who lived off the land. They believed in a “Creation Period” where the land and animals were created. The term used for referring to the “Creation Period” is “Dreamtime,” because the inhabitants interpreted dreams as being a memory of the Creation Period. In the late eighteenth century, there were between 350 to 750 groups of aboriginal tribes inhabiting Australia. Many of these groups had similar languages and dialects; however, their lifestyles and cultures varied. When the Europeans began to colonize the island, it is estimated that anywhere from 315,000 to 1 million aboriginals lived in Australia. The British settlers brought with them many diseases, such as smallpox, which alone killed 50% of the native population. Not only did the British bring over epidemic diseases, but they also took over a major of Australia’s land and water resources, leaving Australia’s original inhabitants with only the bare minimum for survival. Between 1788 to 1900 the aboriginal Australian population was reduced by 90%. The First Fleet In 1769, James Cook began exploring New Zealand and the east coast of Australia. In the late eighteenth century, British prisons were packed to the brim. To alleviate crowding, England began shipping its prisoners to America to work as servants and laborers; however, after the American Revolution in 1776, sending prisoners to American was no longer an option. So when the climate of the newly-explored continent of Australia seemed adequate for inhabitants, the idea to send convicts there seemed highly agreeable. In 1786 the Parliament agreed to establish a penal colony in Australia. Naval Captain Arthur Phillip was in command of the first fleet transporting convicts to Australia. Phillip was also assigned to be governor of the colony New South Wales. The first fleet, which consisted of 11 ships, set sail in May 1787. In all there were 550 male convicts, 200 female convicts, 400 sailors, 200 marines and a variety of animals being transported to Australia. The journey was long, filled with sickness, rape and even death. However, what was ahead of them would prove to be even more dangerous. In January 1788, the ships arrived at their new home, Botany Bay. The Recruiting Officer In Our Country’s Good, the convicts put on a performance of George Farquhar’s The Recruiting Officer which originally opened at Drury Lane in 1706 and was the most frequently performed play of the 18th century. It is a satiric play about Captain Plume, who returns to his home in Shrewsbury after winning the battle of Blenheim. Plume is home not only to recruit men for his regiment, but also women for his bed. However, Plume gets caught in a whirlwind of events when a woman, Silvia Balance wants Plume for herself and is willing to go to any measure to get what she wants. -Katie Sawyer, Dramaturg

4 Loyola University Chicago


CAST BIOS Alex Halverson (Phillip) is honored to be back on stage this season in OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD. He was last seen on the Mainstage in AH, WILDERNESS! last fall. He was also seen in THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, PRECISELY? PRECISELY, GUYS AND DOLLS and THE DIVINERS. Thanks, Mom! Brian McElligott (Major Robbie Ross) recently transferred from Eastern Illinois University. OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD marks Brian’s first show at Loyola. Some of his favorite past roles include Stephano in THE TEMPEST, Mortimer Brewster in ARSENIC AND OLD LACE and Stanley in BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS. He would simply like to thank Bill Murray. David Lancelle (David Collins) is a sophomore Milwaukee native, and he is excited to be a part of a play with such rich history. He has previously been seen on the Loyola stage in LITTLE WOMEN (John Brooke) and GROSS INDECENCY (Queensberry). He would like to thank all of his supportive family and friends.

crew for making this production one to remember and to his family and friends for their continuous support. Lauren Paris (Reverend Johnson and Meg Long) is a senior from Seattle and is extremely grateful to be returning to the Mainstage after last being seen as Jo March in LITTLE WOMEN THE MUSICAL. Lauren is the recipient of the 2010 J. Pat Miller Acting Scholarship, and sends her gratitude to Ann, her beautiful best friends, and her parents (as always).To Gabe, for his tremendous love and support. Kyle Sandgate-Blix (George Johnston and Black Caesar) is from Evanston, IL and is glad to be a part of the production and is even happier that he transferred to Loyola Chicago. He has been acting since he can remember. His favorite role he ever played was Prince Charming in INTO THE WOODS. He thanks his family, especially his Mother for supporting him through thick and thin. He is very much looking forward to participating in other productions in the future.

Maddie Lenarz Hooyman (Captain Watkin Tench) is a senior theatre major from Edina, MN and is so pleased to be back on Mainstage in OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD. Previous Loyola credits include KING JOHN (King John), AH WILDERNESS! (Aunt Lily) and WONDER OF THE WORLD (Cass Harris). Maddie would like to thank Ann for the opportunity to work on this amazing play, the entire theatre faculty for their support and guidance over the years, and her dear friends who have made Loyola a home. Thanks Mom and Dad.

Cameron Petti (Lieutenant Will Dawes and Handy Baker’s Ghost) is originally from Naperville, Illinois. Cameron is excited back on the main stage. The last time he acted in the Mullady Theatre was last fall as Richard in AH, WILDERNESS! He has also Mr. Vanderguilder in HELLO DOLLY! and Gandalf in THE HOBBIT. He’d like to thank his parents who support him much more than he deserves. He’d also like to thank Margo for giving him his first role. Break a leg everyone!

Ryan Quick (Campbell) is ecstatic to be in this production of OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD. A senior here at Loyola, Ryan hales from the south suburbs of Chicago and is majoring in advertising/public relations and marketing. He has previously been seen on this stage as Joe in KATRINA: THE K WORD and as Laurie in LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL. Ryan would like to thank the hilarious and wonderful cast and

Gabe Beutel-Gunn (Ralph Clark) is really excited for you to see Loyola University’s production of OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD. He had previously appeared on the Loyola stage in LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL, KATRINA: THE K WORD, AS YOU LIKE IT, WONDER OF THE WORLD, GOOD WOMAN OF SETZUAN, PRECISELY? PRECISELY, and THE BURIAL AT THEBES. He would like to thank his parents, grandparents, Loyola University Chicago 5


C A S T B I O S ( c o n t .) and godparents, Ben, Lauren, all his professors, and of course the cast and crew of this marvelous show. Enjoy!

family and friends who have always supported him in everything he does. He sincerely hopes you enjoy the show!

Kyle Geissler (Wisehammer and Lt. Faddy) is a sophomore majoring in theatre from Duluth, Minnesota. At Loyola, he has been seen in AS YOU LIKE IT (Silvius), KATRINA: THE K-WORD (Cory) and various second-stage projects. During break-months, Kyle works as an instructor and director of theatre for youth at The Duluth Playhouse. Kyle sends lots and lots of “One-L Words” to Mom and Dad.  

N’Jameh Camara (Dabby Bryant) is a sophomore from Milwaukee, WI and is so excited to be part of OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD. She was previously seen in Loyola’s KATRINA: THE K WORD. She would like to thank her ma and pa for their support as well as everyone else.

Riley Moynihan (Harry Brewer) is a senior theatre/political science major from Edina, MN, and is proud to be a part of this wonderful production of OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD. He would like to thank Ann and Claire for this wonderful opportunity, and his fellow castmates for their honest, dedicated work. Riley would like to dedicate his performance to his dad, John (aka Chief ), for providing creative inspiration and encouraging him to do what he loves. Kelsey Rae Hartzell (Aboriginal Australian) is enthused to be back on the Loyola Mainstage with such a talented company of actors. Last year she was seen on the Mainstage in KATRINA: THE K WORD and in the second stage production of SAVAGE/LOVE. She looks forward to growing through this process, and is excited to work on a script with such an important yet overlooked role in history. She would like to thank her lovely parents for allowing such an opportunity to exist in the first place. Paul Duna (John Arscott) is a junior theatre major from Cleveland, Ohio. He is extremely excited to be a part of such an amazing production. Paul was most recently in SAVAGE/LOVE on the second stage and KATRINA: THE K WORD on the Mainstage. He has been involved in numerous productions throughout high school and is happy to be able to continue his passion for the stage at Loyola. He would like to thank his parents foremost and other 6 Loyola University Chicago

Brian Tochterman Jr. (Ketch Freeman) is a sophomore from Philadelphia and he is ecstatic to be in his first Mainstage production at Loyola. Brian was seen last year on Loyola’s second stage in productions of GROSS INDECENCY and KING JOHN. He would like to thank his parents and his wonderful girlfriend for all their support and Ann for giving him this amazing opportunity. Jenna McGill (Liz Morden) is a junior from Dubuque, IA who studies theatre, English, Spanish, and history. This is the first production Jenna has been a part of at Loyola, and she is both ecstatic and humbled to work with such a phenomenally talented production team and cast. She would like to thank Mom, Dad, Anna, and Meg for their patience, love, and support. Weatherly Marshall (Duckling Smith) is a junior theater major here at Loyola and is thrilled to be in the Mainstage production if OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD. Weatherly has also been in several second stage shows including KING JOHN, FAR AWAY, and PRECISELY? PRECISELY. Weatherly would like to thank her family for their unfailing support and love. Alexandra Burch (Mary Brenham and Vision of Bestsey Alicia) is a sophomore who hails from Louisville, KY. She was part of Walden Theater’s Company from 2004-2009 where she worked extensively with Shakespeare. Film credits include TOPPED WITH NUTS and the upcoming film EMILIA. She was also seen as Phebe in Loyola’s AS YOU LIKE IT last year. Much love


C A S T B I O S ( c o n t .) and gratitude to her cast, family, friends, Andrew, and her roommate. Jose T. Nateras III (Robert Sideway) is extremely excited to be working with such a great cast on this awesome script. Hailing from York High

school in Elmhurst, IL, this senior has been in a number of productions here at Loyola, as well as having written, directed, and coordinated for the 2nd Stage. Much love and thanks to all the family and friends. Especially Margaret for coming all the way from Virginia!

C O M PA N Y B I O S Ann M. Shanahan (Director) is an assistant professor of Theatre at Loyola, teaching acting, directing and analysis courses. Ms. Shanahan’s areas of interest and teaching specialties include director training, women and theatre, and theatre as a means for social change. She is currently conducting research for a book on Chicago theatre directors. Shanahan’s professional directing credits include: THE VAGABOND and THE TURN OF THE SCREW for City Lit Theatre, ON GOLDEN POND, LIES AND LEGENDS, WASP, WARRIOR, and THE LIVING for Buffalo Theatre Ensemble, DRUMS IN THE NIGHT for the Brecht Company, and TALK TO ME LIKE THE RAIN for The Drama League Director’s Project in New York. In addition, she has directed numerous productions at the university and college level in the Chicago area. Favorites include Ibsen’s GHOSTS and A DOLL’S HOUSE and HEDDA GABLER, Brecht’s MOTHER COURAGE, an original adaptation of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s THE YELLOW WALLPAPER, LOVES LABOURS LOST, THE LARAMIE PROJECT, and Maria Irene Fornes’ FEFU AND HER FRIENDS and ABINGDON SQUARE. Ms. Shanahan recently served as a Dramaturge for THIRD and THE MISTRESS CYCLE at Appletree Theatre, as well as MARY’S WEDDING at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble and A DELICATE BALANCE AT Red Twist Theatre. Ms. Shanahan was awarded a Gannon Center for Faculty Fellowship for her research project, entitled A Room of One’s Own: Women, Creative Leadership, and Home, which develops research on women directing in Chicago and explores the role of home and houses in women’s creative lives. She recently adapted and directed letters from the Gannon Center Archives for Rivendell’s THE TROJAN

WOMEN PROJECT. Ms. Shanahan is published in Theatre Journal and Text and Presentation (upcoming) and has presented numerous papers on acting and directing pedagogy at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and Comparative Drama Conferences. Shanahan is a recipient of the Drama League of New York Directing Fellowship, and holds a B.A.in Drama from the Residential College at the University of Michigan and an M.F.A. in Directing from Northwestern University. Ms. Shanahan recently served as a Dramaturg for THIRD and the remount of THE MISTRESS CYCLE at the Auditorium Theatre through Appletree Theatre, as well as MARY’S WEDDING at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble. Upcoming projects include direction of ON GOLDEN POND for Buffalo Theatre Ensemble and participation in THE TROJAN WOMAN PROJECT with Rivendell Theatre Ensemble. Ms. Shanahan is a recipient of the Drama League of New York Directing Fellowship, and holds a B.A.in Drama from the Residential College at the University of Michigan and an M.F.A. in Directing from Northwestern University. Timothy Mann (Scenic Designer) is an instructor of scenic design at Loyola University Chicago. His designs at Loyola include JOE TURNER’S COME & GONE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, THE VISIT, MNEMONIC, ARCADIA, HEDDA GABLER, AH, WILDERNESS!, CINDERELLA, GUYS & DOLLS, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL. Professional designs include PANTOMIME, CONTINENTAL DIVIDE, JITNEY (Pegasus Players), 4-PLAY (13-Carat Prod.), THIRD (Apple Tree Theatre), BLACK NATIVITY (Congo Square TheLoyola University Chicago 7


C O M PA N Y B I O ’ S ( c o n t .) atre), and MASTER HAROLD... AND THE BOYS (Timeline Theatre). Previous work includes scenic design for the ROSIE O’DONNELL SHOW, and THE LATE. LATE SHOW W/ CRAIG KILBOURNE, Art Direction of THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN (1996-2004) and several feature films. His design work in Chicago has earned nominations for a Black Arts Alliance Award as well as Non-Equity and Equity Jeff Awards. Jacqueline Firkins (Costume Designer) has designed for Loyola’s Theatre department for 7 years. She has designed costumes for Loyola productions of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, GUYS & DOLLS, ARCADIA, CINDERELLA, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, HEDDA GABLER, JOE TURNER’S COME AND GONE, and THE MADWOMAN OF CHALLIOT, as well as sets and costumes for INTIMATE APPAREL, THE BURIAL AT THEBES, THE LEARNED LADIES, LOVES LABOURS LOST, and LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSE. Chicago design work includes costumes for the Goodman Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Chicago Children’s Theatre, the Court Theatre, and Dorset Theatre Festival. Jacqueline has also designed for Hartford Stage Company, Longwharf Theatre, Dallas Theatre Center, Portland Stage Company, Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare and Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Brave New Repertory, AboutFace Theatre Company, and the Yale School of Drama. Jacqueline is a recipient of a 2001 Princess Grace Award and teaches design courses at Loyola University Chicago. Lee Keenan (Lighting Designer) is instructor of lighting design at Loyola University Chicago and holds an MFA from Northwestern University. He is a founding member of Sandbox Theatre Project and Resident Scenic and Lighting Designer at Silk Road Theatre Project. Chicago credits include: Lighting Designer for SHORT SHAKESPEARE: TAMING OF THE SHREW (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); CARVAGGIO (Silk Road Theatre Project); HOPE SPRINGS 8 Loyola University Chicago

INFERNAL, HATFIELD & MCCOY, ELLEN UNDER GLASS (The House Theatre); THE MISANTHROPE (After Dark Award- Best Design Team); THE GOD OF HELL (Next Theatre); TIME AND THE CONWAYS (The Griffin Theatre); AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (Lookingglass Theatre Company); THE NOIR PROJECT (The Building Stage); THE ATTEMPTERS (House Theatre of Chicago); THE HOME PROJECT (About Face Youth Theatre); DORIAN (Bailiwick Repertory Theatre); STONE COLD DEAD SERIOUS (Circle Theatre); A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, THE VISIT, WAITING FOR GODOT, ARCADIA, BURIAL AT THEBES, and GUYS & DOLLS (Loyola University Chicago); and A POLISH DIVA FROM MILWAUKEE (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre). Scenic Designer for THE INTELLIGENT DESIGN OF JENNY CHOW (Collaboration); BACK OF THE THROAT, CARVAGGIO, GOLDEN CHILD, OUR ENEMIES, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (Silk Road Theatre Project); co-designer for BETTY’S SUMMER VACATION (Infamous Commonwealth Theatre Company); I DREAM IN BLUES, STILL LIFE WITH IRIS (Vittum Theatre). Julia Eberhardt (Props Master) is a Loyola University Chicago alumna, back for her fourth year as props master. Loyola credits include LITTLE WOMEN, KATRINA, THE ‘K’ WORD, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, GUYS & DOLLS, INTIMATE APPAREL, WAITING FOR GODOT, ARCADIA, and THE GOOD WOMAN OF SETZUAN. Julia is also an Artistic Associate at TimeLine Theatre. TimeLine credits include FROST/ NIXON, THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION, MASTER HAROLD.. AND THE BOYS, WHEN SHE DANCED, FIORELLO!, TESLA’S LETTERS, PARADISE LOST, and THE GENERAL FROM AMERICA. Scenic designs include: TANTRUM ON the TRACKS, THE RELUCTANT DRAGON, THE TALE OF PIGLING BLAND, FREDDY THE FLAT-FACED SCHOOL BUS, THE MAGIC PAINTBRUSH, ANANSI THE SPIDER, with Theatre Building, and ‘NIGHT, MOTHER with 20% Theatre. Mikhail Fiksel (Sound Designer) is looking forward to another great year at Loyola, where his designs included


C O M PA N Y B I O ’ S ( c o n t .) INTIMATE APPAREL, MNEMONIC, THE VISIT, PIRATES OF THE PENZANCE and GUYS & DOLLS. Outside of Loyola, he is an ensemble member of Strawdog Theatre Company (where he recently received the 2008 AfterDark Award for Original Score and the 2008 NonEquity Jeff Award for Original Incidental Music) and Serendipity Theatre Collective, where he is the music director for their acclaimed performance series 2ndStory. He is also an Artistic Associate with Collaboration with whom he received a 2007 Orgie Award for Original Composition and Teatro Vista (2006 Jeff Award for Sound Design, BLINDMOUTH SINGING). In addition he has had the pleasure to work with many other fine folks including Redmoon Theatre, The Goodman, Victory Gardens, ATC, Lifeline, The House, The Hypocrites, (2006 Jeff Citations for Sound Design of ANGELS IN AMERICA, PART 1 and PART 2), and Adventure Stage Chicago, where he is a resident sound designer. Outside of theatre stages, he can be found recording at various studios, and performing with his bands Seeking Wonderland and The Denizens or as a solo artist, sometimes under the moniker “dj white russian”. Katie Sawyer (Dramaturg) is a junior from Denver, Colorado and a double major in theater and advertising with public relations. She is very excited to be the Dramaturg in the production of OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD. She would like to thank her family and boyfriend for all their support. As well as Mark Lococo and Ann Shanahan who helped her learn this exciting process.

Zeke Eastman (Assistant Stage Manager) is a senior theatre major from Stillwater, Oklahoma and is extremely excited about his work on this fascinating play. He has performed at Loyola in both the studio and Mainstage. In addition to that, he will be foraying into directing this spring with MUD in the studio theatre. He would like to thank his parents and of course the wonderful cast and crew. Andrew Lehmkuhl (Assistant Stage Manager) is a sophomore from Dubuque, Iowa and is excited to be back and working on shows at Loyola! He was previously on the run crew for AH, WILDERNESS, and was on the electrics crew during the spring semester. He is also looking forward to being the Light Coordinator for the upcoming workshop production of TIME OF YOUR LIFE. He wishes to thank his parents and sisters for all their love and support.

Once the show is over… what do you do for fun? Footlights is where you are – on Facebook, Twitter, the web, the blogosphere. Keep up with what’s happening in the arts and get special offers and giveaways!

Become a fan: facebook.com/footlights Follow us: twitter.com/footlightschi Make plans: footlights.com/chicago/events

Claire Bader (Stage Manager) is a junior from Jacksonville, Florida. Claire has assistant stage managed with Loyola for AS YOU LIKE IT and with the Hypocrites for CABARET, as well as stage managing DUMBSPEAK as part of the (a)SYMMETRY CYCLE. She would like to thank Ann and this amazing cast and crew for all their hard work, and her family and friends who’s support and encouragement never falters. iPhone is a trademark of Apple, Inc.

Loyola University Chicago 9


D E PA R TM E N T O F F I N E A N D P E R F O R M I N G A R T S Theatre Faculty Sarah Gabel, PhD Chairperson

Lee Keenan Katie Klemme Rebecca Kornick Tim Mann Kevin McGroarty Ann Shanahan Kelli Strickland Jonathan Wilson Nan Withers-Wilson

Mark Lococo, PhD Director of Theatre Susan Applebaum Michael Basset Eva Brenenman Aaron Todd Douglas Susan Felder Mikhail Fiksel Jacqueline Firkins Scott Gerwitz Peter Kanelos

Professor Emeriti Raoul Johnson Nick Patricca Dennis Zacek DFPA Staff

April Browning Managing Director

Scott Heston Operations Manager

Joseph Glueckert Technical Director

Alex Wren Meadows Costume Shop Supervisor

Jennie Martin Director of Public Programming

Marta Wasko Office Assistant

DONORS A Special Thank You to Our 2010-2011 Mustard Seed Donors Star Maker ($1000 and above) Bruce and Joyce Chelberg Sponsor ($250 to $499)  Kathleen Daniels and Melissa Daniels-Keefe

Arthur and Theresa Malinowski Patron ($100 to $249) Timothy and Janet Murtaugh III Bruce and Betty Rattenbury

Friend ($50-$99) Pat Fahey Cecilia and Thomas Murphy Cheryl Sporlein

Photo: Milwaukee Rep

Y O U R

O N L I N E

10 Loyola University Chicago

G U I D E

T O

T H E

P E R F O R M I N G

A R T S


S TA F F Production Staff

Dialect Coach........................................................................................................... Eva Brenenman Assistant Stage Managers....................................Ezekial Eastman and Andrew Lehmkuhl Props Assistants......................................................... Amanda Bobbitt and Jaclyn Whitehair Scene Run Crew........................................................................Sarah Anderson, Ryan Basiorka, Mathew Bugaj, Timothy Dilling, Alex Dixon, Joseph Gabato, Allison Gilbert, Katherine Kinzie, Marta Kondratowicz, Kathleen Mekarski, Mercedes Martinez, Jhanvi Shah, Timothy Thomas Wardrobe Head....................................................................................................... Lindsay Hooper Costume Run Crew...............................Gabe Beutel-Gunn, Michelle Bradley, Kyle Geisler, Sharon Limpert, Ellen Monohan, Lauren Paris, Amy Prindle, Brandy Reichenberger, Rafa Santilla-Lopez, Page Schmidt, Lauren Serra, Chris Thoren Master Electrician...........................................................................................................Clare Roche Assistant Master Electrician.................................................................................. Andrew Dillon Electrics Crew.......................................... Victoria Bain, Paul Duna, Meghan Kathleen Funk, Kyle Geissler, Alex Halverson, Emily Heath, Carolyn Jakubczak, David Lancelle, Madeline Lenarz-Hooyman, Liza Massingberd, Riley Moynihan, Jose Thaddeus Nateras, Brian Tochterman Sound Board Operators.................................................................................... Aaron Rosenthal   Theatre Staff   Director of Theatre................................................................................................... Mark E. Lococo Managing Director...................................................................................................April Browning Director of Public Programming........................................................................... Jennie Martin Technical Director...................................................................................................... Joe Glueckert Management Assistants................................................. Andrew Dillon, Maddie Hooyman, Christopher Thompson Scenic Artist...................................................................................................................Scott Gerwitz Scenic Construction .......................... Genevieve Albertini, Micaela Alseth, Fiona Austin, Gabriel Beutel-Gunn, Amanda Bobbitt, Bridgid Danahy, Kaitlyn Dessoffy, N’jameh Camara, Brett DiJoseph, Alison Drumm, Zachary Gittrich, Kelsey Hartzell, Nick Hess, Stephanie Jaslowski, Laura Kaiser, Katherine Kinzie, Cody Lyerly, Jade Lomeli, Rafaela Lopez-Santillana, Marie Magner, Liza Massingberd, Patricia Colleen Mason, Jenna McGill, Christine Murphy, Sophia Pimsler, Colleen Prendergast, Brittany Price, Nicole Prusinski, Robert Quaid, Brandy Reichenberger, Claire Reinhart, Angela Sandall, Lucas Scheitz, Emma Sharp, Browyn Sherman, Spencer Stachler, Chris Thoren, Jaclyn Whitehair Costume Shop Supervisor.........................................................................Alex Wren Meadows Costume Construction..................................... Ali Burch, Elena Colas, Mary Ellen Crowley, Austin Cornett, Caitlin Dykstra, Mary Franke, Ashley Guinn, Elizabeth Hanford, Alyssa Jutovsky, Cassandra Krupp, Katrina Lewis, Anthony J. Mantia, Kevin P. Pease, Cameron Petti, Kelsey Swoopes, Miranda Taiber, Emily Veno Box Office Manager................................................................................................ James Dunford Box Office Staff........... Owen Brittan, Ysatis Hill, Sara Hubbard, Candace Hurt, Sallyann Price, Gabrielle Parris, Kathryn Siemianowski, Margaret Tomasik, Rachel Toporek, Daniel Tsang, Alyssa Vitale Student Publicist....................................................................................................... Jose Nataeras Graphic Designer................................................................................................. Kevin McGroarty Photographer................................................................................................................Lara Goetsch Loyola University Chicago 11


UPCOMING EVENTS November Dog Sees God, Nov 12 - 13 | 7:30PM | 409 Lab (Mundelein Center) December Performance Workshop: The Time of Your Life, Dec 3 - 4 | 7:30PM | Mullady Theatre February Misalliance, Feb 18-27 | Thur-Sat, 7:30PM/Sun, 2PM | Mullady Theatre Have you purchased your subscription yet for the 2010-2011 Mainstage season? As a valued subscriber, you’ll receive the benefits of discounted ticket prices, premium seat selection, and unlimited free ticket exchanges. If you are interested in purchasing a subscription, or would like to learn more, give the Box Office a call at 773.508.3847 or email us at BoxOffice@LUC.edu.

A B O U T L O YO L A U N I V E R S I T Y ’ S T H E AT R E P R O G R A M Loyola’s proximity to the city of Chicago and its many theatres offers wonderful opportunities for our students. We strive to open our students to experiences in the Chicago theatre community by bringing in professional designers, musicians, artisans, and teachers. We also encourage internships by offering credit for work done in professional theatre. If you are interested in more information about Theatre at Loyola, contact the main department office at 773.508.7510. Box Office Contact Information Phone: 773.508.3847 Email: Boxoffice@luc.edu Hours are from 12p.m.-5p.m., Monday through Friday in Mundelein 1302, and an hour before curtain on performance days or you can order your tickets online at LUC.edu/dfpa Information The taking of photographs and the use of any type of recording devices are not allowed in the theatre during performances and are a violation of state and federal copyright laws. Tape or film will be confiscated. Electronic pagers and portable phones should be given to the house manager, who will notify patrons in the event that they are paged, if it is necessary that they be contacted during the performance. Patrons wearing alarm watches are respectfully requested to turn them off before entering the theatre. Patrons are asked to turn off portable phones before entering the theatre. Latecomers, along with patrons’ seat locations, are seated at the discretion of the house manager. In some circumstances, there will be no late seating until intermission. Lost and Found information may be exchanged at the Box Office; please call 773.508.3847. The Theatre reserves the right to limit admission for children under the age of six. Smoking is prohibited. Students with proper identification and senior citizens (are 62 and over) may purchase tickets at a discount. Group packages are available to groups of 10 or more. Advantages include discounted tickets, possible pre-or post-show discussions, backstage tours, blocks of tickets together, assistance with local restaurant reservations, and bus parking. Interested parties should call the April Browning at 773.508.3833, Monday through Friday. If you have any questions about the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, or would like to volunteer or support the theatre program in any way please call us at 773.508.7510 or you can visit our website at LUC.edu/dfpa or our blog at blogs.LUC.edu/artsalive   Thanks again for your patronage 12 Loyola University Chicago

Loyola-OurCountrysGood  

Director Ann Shanahan October 14 – 24, 2010 Lighting Designer Lee Keenan Kathleen Mullady Theatre 1125 West Loyola Avenue Chicago, IL 60626...

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you