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Live-Action Graphic Novel Book One: Target Earth
Live-Action Graphic Novel Book Two: Robot Planet Rising
Written and directed by Jason Neulander Adapted from the stage play by Jason Neulander and Chad Nichols Adapted from the radio drama by Ray Patrick Colgan, Jessica Reisman, Julia Edwards and Lisa Dâ€™Amour Based on an original idea by Ray Patrick Colgan Comic book artwork by Tim Doyle Color art by Paul Hanley and Lee Duhig Production designed by Jason Neulander Sound effects created by Buzz Moran Original music composed by Graham Reynolds Technical Director, Agustin Frederic Jessie Douglas, Company Manager
Written by Jason Neulander and Chad Nichols Directed by Jason Neulander Adapted from the radio play by Jason Neulander and Ray Colgan Comic book artwork by David Hutchison Color art by Lee Duhig Production designed by Jason Neulander Sound effects created by Buzz Moran Original music composed by Graham Reynolds Technical Director, Agustin Frederic Projections controlled by Jessie Douglas Jessie Douglas, Company Manager
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BOOK ONE: TARGET EARTH CAST (In order of appearance) Danu Uribe............ Molly Sloan, Bird, Lead Hive Voice, Aughy, Claire, Queen of Zygon David Higgins.......... Timmy Mendez, Assassin, Jeeves, Shopkeeper, Clint, X-7, Silcron, Zygonian Guard and Little Girl Christopher Lee Gibson............. Vlad, Ben Wilcott, Driver, Mysterion the Magnificent, Lord Crawford, Thug, Omar, Jean-Pierre Desperois and Elbee-Dee-Oh Kenneth Redding, Jr.............................................................................................Keyboardist Buzz Moran.............................................................................................................Foley Artist Intermission (20 Minutes) Comic books, sound-effects gadgets, posters, shirts and Zygonian Slime are available in the lobby at intermission and after the performance. The cast will be signing books after the show. The world premiere of this production was at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin, Texas.
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BOOK TWO: ROBOT PLANET RISING CAST (In order of appearance) Danu Uribe ........................ Molly Sloan, Dr. Natasha Zorokov, Aughy and lots of robots David Higgins ............... Dr. Lawrence Webster, Timmy Mendez, D9 and lots of robots Christopher Lee Gibson ................ Alphatron, L7 and other sundry humans and robots Kenneth Redding, Jr. .................................................................................Keyboardist Buzz Moran............................................................................................................ Foley Artist Intermission (20 minutes) Comic books, sound-effects gadgets, posters, shirts and Zygonian Slime available in the lobby at intermission and after the performance. The cast will be signing books after the show. This world premiere of this production took place at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin, Texas.
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WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST AND CREW JESSIE DOUGLAS (Company Manager) previously worked with the ZACH Theater in Austin. There, she served as the stage manager for the production Red Hot Patriot: The Kick Ass Wit of Molly Ivins. She also worked as the assistant stage manager for August Osage County, Our Town and Hairspray. She also served as the assistant stage manager and an ensemble cast member for Rent. Douglas spent a year in Juneau, Alaska, working for Perseverance Theatre as the company/stage management fellow. Her other credits include serving as the stage manager for Barefoot in the Park at Unity Theater, Brenham, Texas; and the stage manager for Proof, produced by Thunder Mountain Theater Project in Juneau. Douglas graduated from Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, where she earned a bachelor of arts in theatre with a business minor. AGUSTIN FREDERIC (Technical Director and Front of House Engineer) is an artist and musician born in San Jose, Costa Rica, whose craft also includes composing and arranging theatre, recording, live sound, music pedagogy and working as an instrument technician. As a live sound engineer in New York City, Frederic has worked with artists including Trey Anastasio, My Chemical Romance, Fiona Apple and LL Cool J. In Austin, he worked with George Clinton & the Parliament Funkadelic, Neil Young, Santana and Broadway Across America. Frederic has also had the pleasure of working with the Old Settler’s Music Fest, South by Southwest, The Paramount, The Bass Concert Hall, The Long Center for the Performing Arts and The Erwin Center. His affiliation with production companies, studios, theaters and clubs include: Sounds of Brazil, Rocket Studios, the French Institute: Alliance Francaise, Tribeca PAC, Nomad Sound and ACL Live Studios. Frederic’s teaching and composing experience includes: Arizona State University, Wake Forest, University of Central Florida Winter Park High School, Trinity High School and Thoroughbred/Sam Ash. In addition, he is the percussion instructor at the Austin Waldorf 4
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School. Performance credits include: youth orchestra in New Orleans, Hendersonville Orchestra and North Carolina Symphony, Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps, Walt Disney World, Heronymus, John Neilson, La Putain Avec Les Fleurs and several bands in New York City and Austin. Frederic is performing and touring nationally on drums and percussion with Jessie Torrisi & the Please, Please Me. Frederic holds a bachelor’s of education and social behavioral sciences from the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida. OLIVER FREEMAN (Assistant Company Manager) was born and raised in Northern Virginia. Due to his father’s opera career, he started working in theatre at the age of 15. Freeman attended The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, where he received a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts with an emphasis in film, theatre and humanities. Graduating in 2006, he began working as a stagehand in the Washington, D.C. metropolis area on operas, plays, rock concerts and corporate events. Along with working as a stagehand, Freeman started a small music production company called RauchenWolf Productions, where he produces, records and promotes artists. Hoping to find more opportunities in the entertainment world, Freeman moved to Austin in the spring of 2011. CHRISTOPHER LEE GIBSON (Ben Willcot, Mysterion, Jean-Pierre, Alphatron, L7) graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, New York City, in 1990. He has been an actor for several producing companies in Tampa, Florida, including The Loft Theatre, The Tampa Players, American Stage Theatre, The Off-Center Theatre, B.O.B. (theatrical palindrome) and The Hillsborough Moving Company. He was also the producer of the Orlando International Fringe Festival from 2001 to 2004 and the production manager at Orlando’s Mad Cow Theatre in 2005. He was an actor for the Mad Cow Theatre and The Orlando Shakespeare Theatre. In Austin, he was an actor for The Austin Playhouse, Zach Scott Theatre, Salvage Vanguard Theatre and The Da! Theatre Collective.
WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST AND THE CREW cont. DAVID HIGGINS (Timmy Mendez, et al.) is proud to be returning to The Intergalactic Nemesis after a three year hiatus while living and working in New York. As a theatrical lighting technician and master electrician, GATZ, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Road Show and the Under the Radar Festival at the Joseph Papp Public Theater. Vaudeville Vanya, Spurt and Rainbow Family of the Serendipitous Now with St. Idiot Collective in Austin, TX. Man For All Seasons at the Austin Playhouse. Lemonade Tous Les Jour at Zachary Scott Theater, Austin, TX. BA from St. Edwards University. BUZZ MORAN (Sound Effects Designer) has been performing live sound effects for Nemesis since the first production in 1996. Since then he has worked steadily as a sound designer and recording engineer for theater productions. Moran is responsible for Foleyvision, a company in Austin, wherein odd foreign films receive new music, voices and sound effects as they are performed live in the theater. Also in Austin, Moran helps run The Dionysium, a monthly show featuring lectures, drinking and debates. He has recorded, mixed and produced several CDs and various soundtracks with Graham Reynolds. Moran recently worked as the music editor for the upcoming film Bernie, starring Jack Black. JASON NEULANDER is a writer, director, and producer based in Austin, Texas. From 1994 to 2008, Neulander was the founder and Artistic Director of Salvage Vanguard Theater. During his tenure there, he directed and produced more than fifty world premiere plays, musicals, and operas. The Austin AmericanStatesman has said of him: “Neulander aims to change the world. ... Unlike most of his artistic compatriots, he is winning.” He has been recognized three times as Austin’s “Best Theatre Director” in the Austin Chronicle “Best of Austin” readers’ polls. He is the writer and director of two short films, A Snack for Piper and The Rapture and two feature-length screenplays: The Transgressors, a Western, and Simon Curtis at the End of His Career, a
drama. His current project, the sci-fi trilogy THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS LiveAction Graphic Novel, is touring the world, including runs on Broadway and at the Kennedy Center. Book One: Target Earth was named “Best of Austin” in 2011 and has been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and TBS’s CONAN (with Conan O’Brien as a performer). Book Two: Robot Planet Rising premiered in June, 2012, at the Long Center for the Performing Arts to rave reviews (“Makes you want to high-five your neighbor in anticipation of the next installment.” – CultureMap Austin). Book Three: Twin Infinity premieres in 2014... KENNETH REDDING, JR. (Keyboardist) resides in San Antonio, Texas, where he regularly performs as a pianist, vocalist, and bassist. He studied contemporary writing and production at the Berklee College of Music. Redding composes music for television, film, jazz ensembles, and orchestra. GRAHAM REYNOLDS (Composer) was called “the quintessential modern composer” by the London Independent. The Austin-based composer-bandleader creates, performs and records music for film, theater, dance, rock clubs and concert halls. He has collaborated with a variety of artists, from Richard Linklater to DJ Spooky to Ballet Austin and has been heard throughout the world on TV, on stage, in films and on radio. His work has been featured on HBO, Showtime, the BBC, NPR and has been heard from the Cannes Film Festival to the Kennedy Center. As bandleader of Golden Arm Trio, Reynolds has toured the country and released four critically acclaimed albums. As co-artistic director of Golden Hornet Project with Peter Stopschinski, Reynolds has produced over fifty concerts of world-premiere alt-classical music. Cinema Retro Magazine named Reynolds’s score to the Robert Downey, Jr. feature A Scanner Darkly, Best Soundtrack of the Decade. In 2011, Innova Recordings released The Difference Engine: A Triple Concerto and DUKE! Three Portraits of Ellington. 2012 brings the Jack Black-Shirley The Intergalactic Nemesis | Overture Center
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WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST AND THE CREW cont. MacLaine film Bernie and HULU TV series Up To Speed with Reynolds’s scores. Over the next three years, he’ll compose a commission for Ballroom Marfa called The Marfa Triptych: Three Portraits of West Texas, including a suite for western swing big band, a concert of solo layered-piano and a chamber opera. DANU URIBE (Molly Sloan, Queen of Zygon, Dr. Natasha Zorokov, Aughy) performs with the multimedia sketch comedy troupe, The Latino Comedy Project. With the group, she was nominated for a daytime Emmy award for her acting and writing contributions to a promotional campaign for MTV Tr3s. Uribe played opposite Martin Sheen, along with Michael York and Kristen Bell in the awardwinning, animated film, Flatland: The Movie based on the 1884 science fiction novella. She earned a bachelor’s degree in drama from
Texas Woman’s University, where she starred in The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, as the bride in Spanish dramatist Frederico Garcia Lorca’s Blood Wedding and as Maria in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Uribe’s musical theatre credits also include Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz and Dorothy Parker in Red, Hot & Cole. Offstage, Uribe regularly appears on-camera and provides voice-overs for numerous commercial, industrial and educational projects. She takes pride in having created over one-hundred unique characters for educational software curriculums used by students all over the United States. In her spare time, she performs improvisational comedy at The New Movement Theater. She thanks her family and her extended families at the Paramount Theatre and The New Movement Theaters in Austin for their unending love and support.
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