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Next to Normal Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey Music by Tom Kitt Directed by Mark Clements Now – January 15, 2012 Quadracci Powerhouse Rep Lab Short–Play Festival Now – January 17, 2012 Stiemke Studio The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) By Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield Directed by Sean Graney January 13 – March 11, 2012 Stackner Cabaret
Stiemke Studio. Photo by Michael Brosilow
To Kill a Mockingbird By Harper Lee Adapted by Christopher Sergel Directed by Aaron Posner January 31 – March 4, 2012 Quadracci Powerhouse In the Next Room or the vibrator play By Sarah Ruhl Directed by Laura Gordon Co-Production with Actors Theatre of Lousiville March 7 – April 22, 2012 Stiemke Studio Always . . . Patsy Cline Written and originally directed by Ted Swindley – based on a true story Directed by Sandy Ernst March 16 – May 6, 2012 Stackner Cabaret Othello By William Shakespeare Directed by Mark Clements April 3 – May 6, 2012 Quadracci Powerhouse
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Created by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield Directed by Sean Graney
Scenic Designer Costume Designer Lighting Designer Fight Director Casting Director Stage Manager Stage Management Intern Assistant Director
Production Manager Lighting & Sound Director Assistant Sound Supervisor Technical Director Properties Director Charge Scenic Artist Costume Director
Tom Burch Holly Payne Noele Stollmack Lee E. Ernst Sandy Ernst Becky Merold* Hannah Brown Michael Cotey Melissa Nyari Vartanian Craig Gottschalk Erin Paige Tyler Smith James Guy Jim Medved Holly Payne
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Member of The Rep's 2011/12 Resident Acting Company. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was first performed [more or less in its entirety] by the authors on June 19, 1987, at the Paramount Ranch in Agoura, California, and subsequently at the 1987 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Additional premieres with different casts include the Arts Theatre, London , the Westside Theater Off-Broadway , and the Criterion Theatre in London’s West End . Produced through special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc. The script to this play may be purchased from BPPI at BroadwayPlayPubl.com. The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) – 2
Joe Dempsey* Ernie González* Gerard Neugent* *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
Member of The Rep’s 2011/12 Resident Acting Company. There will be one intermission. S H A K E S P E A R E P L AY S
Tragedies Titus Andronicus Romeo and Juliet Hamlet Julius Caesar Othello Antony and Cleopatra King Lear Coriolanus Timon of Athens Macbeth Histories Henry VI, Part I Henry VI, Part II Henry VI, Part III King John Henry IV, Part I Henry IV, Part II Henry V Richard II Richard III Henry VIII
Comedies The Taming of the Shrew The Comedy of Errors Two Gentlemen of Verona Love’s Labour’s Lost A Midsummer Night’s Dream The Merchant of Venice Much Ado About Nothing As You Like It The Merry Wives of Windsor Troilus and Cressida Twelfth Night All’s Well That Ends Well Measure for Measure Pericles, Prince of Tyre The Tempest Cymbeline The Winter’s Tale
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CAST BIOGR A PHIES Joe Dempsey Joe Dempsey returns to Milwaukee Rep after interning and receiving his Equity card here over two decades ago. While here, he appeared in Three Sisters, The Miser and Laughing Wild, as well as shows at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and First Stage. Joe lives in Chicago and has acted at the Goodman, Steppenwolf, Lookingglass, Victory Gardens and Chicago Shakespeare, as well as many others, and regionally at City Theatre (Pittsburgh), Center Stage (Baltimore), Cincinnati Playhouse, Kansas City Rep, St. Louis Rep and Madison Rep. He’s been a member of the Neo-Futurists and The Second City National Touring Company. Joe dedicates this to Rose Pickering who did the best Masha. Ever. Ernie González Ernie González is a regular at Ohio Shakespeare Festival; selected credits include: Love’s Labour’s Lost (Costard); As You Like It (Touchstone); and The Comedy of Errors (Dromios). In Chicago, Ernie is an Associate Artistic Director of The Agency Theater, a member of Funny Bones Improv – performing regularly at Children’s Memorial Hospital – and a former writer/performer with The Second City’s Diversity Ensemble. Ernie has appeared on commercials and television shows on The Animal Planet, The Discovery Chanel, Telemundo and Univision.
Gerard Neugent Resident Acting Company Member. Gerard just completed his ninth season with The Rep and his fifth season as a member of the Resident Acting Company. He most recently appeared as Michael McCormick in Lombardi, Happy in Death of a Salesman, Clown 2 in The 39 Steps, Stan Laurel in Laurel and Hardy, Lou Max in Seven Keys to Slaughter Peak, Jimmy/Lendall/Randy/Phil/ Dave in Almost, Maine, Johnny in Happy Now? and Hlestakov in The Government Inspector. Previously, he was seen as Simon Panteleyevich Yepikhodov in The Cherry Orchard, Charles Bingley in Pride and Prejudice, Fabrizio in Mirandolina, multiple roles in Greater Tuna, Rogers/Young Pedgift in the world premiere of Armadale, Antony Wilding in Enchanted April, Norman in The Norman Conquests, Rick Steadman in The Nerd, Edgar in King Lear, Ellard in The Foreigner, Young Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, Steindorf in Back at Leipzig and Camille in A Flea in Her Ear. Gerry is a proud Marquette grad who lives in Milwaukee with his wife, Kate, and their two sons, Gerry and Peter. Adam Long, Creator Adam Long began his professional life as an accountant for an antinuclear political action committee by day and bassist for an acoustic punk band by night. Then he put on a skirt and a wig and became a founding member of the Reduced Shakespeare Company. Adam toured with the RSC, spent five years following The Grateful Dead, performed stand-up comedy in Canada, became a Buddhist and finally settled in England where he lives in London with wife Alex, son Joe, daughter Tilly and friend John.
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C R E AT I V E T E A M Daniel Singer, Creator Daniel Singer, a native Californian, trained in London for a career as a theatrical impresario. Following the creation of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), Daniel hung up his doublet-and-hose to design theme park attractions for Walt Disney Imagineering. He’s particularly proud of his work on Disneyland’s Toontown. After 12 years as an Imagineer, Daniel left Disney to become a freelance bohemian; these days he restores old houses, sculpts, gardens and continues to write plays in hopes of another hit. Jess Winfield, Creator Jess Winfield was an original member of the RSC, co-author of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), and performed with the troupe from its founding in 1981 until 1992, when he realized he had played the title role of Hamlet more times than John Gielgud and Laurence Olivier combined and suddenly felt very old. He left the troupe to write and produce animated television for the Walt Disney Company. He left Disney after ten years to write My Name Is Will – A Novel of Sex, Drugs, and Shakespeare (Twelve Books), depicting excessive drug use and promiscuous sex by both a wouldbe young Shakespeare scholar in the 1980s and the 18-year-old Immortal Bard himself in the 1580s. He and Daniel Singer revised the Complete Works in honor of its 20th anniversary and directed it in the West End. He now lives in Hollywood with his wife (and original RSC costume goddess) Sa, and is working on his second novel. Sean Graney, Director Sean Graney is happy to return to Milwaukee Rep where he last directed Yankee Tavern (2009/10 Season). He is the Founding Artistic Director of
The Hypocrites in Chicago; he has directed most of their shows. He was a participant in the NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Directors 2004/06. He won two Joseph Jefferson Citations for Direction. He has also directed The Comedy of Errors, What the Butler Saw and The Mystery of Irma Vep (Court Theatre); Edward II (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); The Elephant Man for Steppenwolf Young Audiences; Honus and Me and The Hundred Dresses, (Chicago Children’s Theater). He wishes to thank you for spending your time and money on theater. Tom Burch, Scenic Designer Tom Burch is pleased to make his Rep debut. Based in Chicago, his credits include shows at the Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Northlight Theatre, Court Theatre and several shows with Sean Graney at The Hypocrites; his most recent was Sophocles: Seven Sicknesses. Regional work includes shows at Peninsula Players, Arizona Theatre Company, Actors Theater Louisville, Cleveland Play House, Williamstown Theatre Festival and Off-Broadway at Barrow Street Theatre. His work can be seen online at www.tomburch.com. Holly Payne, Costume Designer Holly Payne is currently the Costume Director at The Rep. She graduated with an MFA in costume design and technology from the University of Arkansas. Holly has also designed at Skylight Opera, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, Milwaukee Shakespeare, University of Tulsa, American Players Theatre, Florentine Opera, First Stage Children’s Theater and Theatre Squared in Fayetteville, AR. Some of her favorite Rep designs have been Lombardi in the Quadracci Powerhouse, Bomb-itty of Errors in the Stackner Cabaret and My Name is Asher Lev and Speaking in Tongues in the Stiemke Studio. Thanks to The Rep’s fantastic costume shop for all their great work and much love to ACB for being a fantastic partner.
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C R E AT I V E T E A M Noele Stollmack, Lighting Designer Noele’s previous design work at The Rep includes: Yankee Tavern, Mirandolina, I Am My Own Wife, Armadale, Enchanted April, Tartuffe, King Lear, Half Life and Bad Dates. Lighting and scenery design includes Dido and Aeneas, Venus and Adonis, Rio de Sangre, Macbeth, Tristan und Isolde and Magic Flute for the Florentine Opera, Rape of Lucretia for Toledo Opera, Pagliacci at Opera Columbus, as well as lighting and scenic realization for Meredith Monk’s international tours of mercy & impermanence. Noele’s lighting has appeared in numerous venues including The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Sydney At Organization Development Consultants, Inc. (ODC), we employOpera a total performance systemOpera to help our clients to maximizeOpera individual, Pacific, House, Ontario, team, and organizational performance. Portland Opera, Vancouver Opera, Houston Grand New Orleans Our approach consistently yields favorableOpera, results. By maximizing the performance of people, work processes areOpera, efficiently implemented, Opera, Madison Nashville customer satisfaction is enhanced, and a favorable return is offered Opera, The Alley Theatre, American to the bottom line. Players Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and First Stage Children’s Theater. Call 262-827-1901 or visit our website: www.OD-Consultants.comLee
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Lee was just seen performing the role of Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol and Vince Lombardi in The Rep’s Quadracci Powerhouse production of Lombardi. He has been a member of The Rep’s Resident Acting Company since 1993. Last season at The Rep he was seen as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman, Leon/ Nick in Speaking in Tongues, Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol and The Emcee in Cabaret. Mr. Ernst has also staged fights and other violence for scores of productions at The Rep and throughout the country: Kansas City Rep, Madison Rep, Arizona Theatre Company, American Players Theatre, MCT, NAT, Subaru (Tokyo), and at numerous universities and high schools, where he has choreographed fights and conducted workshops for nearly three decades. Lee taught an SAFD Organization Development Consultants ,Inc 16535 W. Bluemound Road, Suite 360 Brookfield, WI 53005
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CAST BIOGR A PHIES with APT as both a member of the directing staff and the Production Stage Manager for the next 15 years. She has served as Milwaukee Rep’s Casting Director for over a decade, seeing up to a thousand auditions each season. Sandy made her first foray into film as Casting Director for the independent feature film Baraboo and as Casting Consultant on Waterwalk. Becky Merold, Stage Manager This is Becky’s tenth season and 21st production with The Rep. Becky spends her summers at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, where she recently stage managed Richard III and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Other regional theater credits include: In Tandem Theatre, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and The New Harmony Theater. Becky is a cum laude graduate from the Conservatory of Theater Arts at Webster University. Becky would like to thank the whole Milwaukee Rep community for making this her second home. Hannah Brown, Stage Management Intern
Michael Cotey, Assistant Director Michael Cotey is Artistic Director and Co-founder of Youngblood Theatre Company. A graduate of UW-Milwaukee’s BFA acting program, directing credits include: Spirits to Enforce (Youngblood); As You Like It (First Stage’s Company Class); Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s Young Playwright Festival and Pink Banana. Performing credits include Milwaukee Rep, Utah and Illinois Shakespeare Festivals, Youngblood, First Stage Children’s Theater, Milwaukee Shakespeare and In Tandem. Most recently you may have seen him as Dr. Faustus in An Apology. Michael will appear on stage in 2012 with Youngblood and direct the fourth and final Youngblood show of the season. Much love to Eleanor. www.MichaelCotey.com
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Hannah Brown, a native of LaGrange, GA, recently graduated from Shorter University with a BA in Theatre. She recently stage managed Curtains at Shorter along with: The Wedding Singer, Romeo and Juliet and The Trojan Women. She is extremely excited to be working at The Rep as a Stage Management Intern!
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Milwaukee Repertory Theater 2011/12 Season Next to Normal Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey Music by Tom Kitt Directed by Mark Clements Now –...