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DECEMBER 8-22

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Adapted by Aoise Stratford Directed by Michael Barakiva

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CONTENTS 4 EDUCATION AND SUBSCRIPTIONS 2020 5 BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2019 6 MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTORS 8 WHO’S WHO AT THE HANGAR 9 CHARLES DICKENS’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL 10 CAST AND ARTIST BIOS

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Director’s Note By Michael Barakiva

Three is a magical number, and we are blessed to be presenting Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, adapted by long-time Ithaca resident and Cornell Professor Aoise Stratford, for the third year. Much of our company is returning from last year, including J.G. Hertzler, Sally G. Ramírez, Joshua Sedelmeyer, Holly Adams, Emma Bowers and Sandrinne Edström. We are also thrilled to be inviting many new actors to the company. Most notably, we welcome Curzon Dobell, who will be making his Hangar debut in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. Should you run into Curzon, I encourage you to engage with this extraordinary artist about his rich and storied artistic career. We are welcoming Ithaca mainstay Craig MacDonald to the company this year, as well as Lab Company alums Hannah Thien and Robert Denzel Edwards. Bryan Hagelin, a former intern and winner of the Agda Osborn Award in 2018 for exemplary service and commitment to the Hangar, will also be joining our company. As members of our Youth Company mature and move on, we are blessed with new members from the rich community of young artists in the Ithaca area. We welcome Jack Cecere, Kai Kasian, Hayden Sheley, Knox Travis, Isabel Leyden-Githler, Sydney Lee, Addyson Wells, Ellie Gattine, Savannah Loiacono, and Menzie Berkowitz to the Hangar stage this year. For those of you audience members who are returning for your second or even third Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at the Hangar, I invite you to see how the new company members and cast doubling changes and enriches the story. And for those of you joining us for the very first time, we welcome you to enjoy this classic tale of hope and redemption, at a time when our world could use healthy helpings of both. Happy holidays, and bless us everyone.

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Calling All Fezziwigs By MaryBeth Bunge

We are delighted to be back again in this wonderful season with Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. For many, the characters are like beloved friends we look forward to getting reacquainted with each year. Two of my favorites are Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig, best employers ever, who hold a lively holiday dance for their apprentices (my mother even named her cat Mrs. Fezziwig...a stray who came in from the cold one chilly Christmas Eve). The Fezziwigs knew how to throw a party, how to show staff how much they were appreciated, and how to create community. As Scrooge gazes upon his younger, happier self in their company, Christmas Past says, “A small matter to make these people so full of gratitude,” to which Scrooge answers, “Small? The happiness he gives is quite as great as if it had cost a fortune.” And so, it doesn’t take much money. But it does take the will and the belief that celebrating and supporting what we hold dear is vitally important. Theatre itself is like a Fezziwig party—a gathering of a community of actors AND of audience members, supported by staff, volunteers, donors and sponsors. It takes all of us to create the magic, to kindle the joy, and to share the experience. We are grateful to all of the big-hearted Fezziwigs in our community, whose contributions make possible the pleasure of coming together to enjoy great stories in each other’s company. Come, join us with a gift to keep the party going into the New Year. It’s great to be a Fezziwig! Thank you...now, back to the party!

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Who’s Who at the Hangar YEAR ROUND STAFF

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Michael Barakiva, Artistic Director MaryBeth Bunge, Managing Director Adam Zonder, Production Manager/ Executive Technical Director Walter Weiner, Business Director Shirley Serotsky, Associate Artistic Director and Education Director Denise McEnerney, Operations Manager/Corporate Relations Officer Thena Gitlin, Marketing Director Stephanie Waite, Development Director Alexa Allmann, Audience Services Manager Rachel Philipson, Photography and Graphic Design

Hope Rose Kelly*, Assistant Stage Manager Luciana Parr, Kat Taylor, Production Assistant/Child Wrangler Nick Chamernik, Light Board Operator Todd Hutchinson, Sound Engineer Heather Carey, Associate Costume Designer/Costume Shop Manager Tobi Rinaldi, Wardrobe Supervisor/Stitcher Nick Cochran, Dresser/Stitcher Melissa Hicks, Dresser Ainsley Anderson, Mary Bacharach, Lauren Beaudoin, Sarah Bechtel, Elizabeth Kitney, Stitchers Todd Hutchinson, Sound Engineer Chelsea Leach, Prop Master Mia Jumbo, Josh Letton, Carpenters

Hollyann Bucci, Arts Administration Fellow Nick Chamernik, Lighting Design/Electrics Intern Kat Taylor, Stage/Production Management Intern Jenny Robble, Artistic Intern

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ASSOCIATE SPONSOR

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HANGAR THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

Charles Dickens’

A Christmas Carol Adapted by

Aoise Stratford

DECEMBER 8-22, 2019 Scenic Design Shoko Kambara†

Costume Design Suzanne Chesney†

Lighting Design Matt Richards†

Sound Design Garrett Hood

Choreographer Evie Hammer-Lester

Puppet Designer Scott Hitz

Dialect Coach Greg Bostwick

Asst. Directors Hollyann Bucci Noah Elman

Music Arranger Zeek Smith

Music Director Mary Holzhauer

Production Stage Manager Mackenzie Trowbridge*

Production Manager Adam Zonder

Directed by Michael Barakiva+ PARTNERS IN FLIGHT

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City of Ithaca

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Holly Adams

Menzie Berkowitz

Emma Bowers

Jack Cecere

Marcus Cornell

Sirus Desnoes

Curzon Dobell

Sandrinne Edström

Robert Denzel Edwards

Ellie Gattine

Bryan Hagelin

J.G. Hertzler

Mary Hopkins

Kai Kasian

Skyler Kwiatkowski

Sydney Lee

Isabel Leyden-Githler Hugo Lloyd

Savannah Loiacono

Cassandra Loop

Craig MacDonald

Sally G. Ramírez

Hayden Sheley

Hannah Thien

Knox Travis

Addyson Wells

Joshua Sedelmeyer


CAST LIST Ebenezer Scrooge................................................................................................... Curzon Dobell* Catherine Cratchit, Chestnut Seller........................................................................... Holly Adams Sister of Mercy, Innkeeper, Harriette, Mrs. Dibler.................................................Emma Bowers* Christmas Past, Novice Sister, Christmas Future............................................Sandrinne Edström Fred, Ebenezer, Miner................................................................................ Robert Denzel Edwards Albert Schwartz, Dick, Miner, Kozlowski.................................................................Bryan Hagelin Mr. Sterling, Marley, Fezziwig, Light Keeper.............................................................J.G. Hertzler* Mr. Price, Old Joe, School Master, Fezziwig Guest, Light Keeper..................Craig MacDonald* Christmas Present, Mrs. Fezziwig, Magdelena, Fortune Teller........................Sally G. Ramírez* Cratchit, Topper, Miner................................................................................... Joshua Sedelmeyer Belle, Rachel, Elizabeth Schwartz............................................................................ Hannah Thien YOUTH COMPANY TEAM HOLLY Christopher, Peter Cratchit, Young Ebenezer, Fezziwig Guest................................ Jack Cecere Angelique, Sara Fezziwig.............................................................................................Ellie Gattine Will, Henry Cratchit, Fezziwig Guest............................................................................. Kai Kasian Ariella, Fan, Martha Cratchit.........................................................................................Sydney Lee Tiny Tim, Prejudice, Fortune Teller’s Pickpocket..........................................................Hugo Lloyd Jane Cratchit, Want, Inn Beggar...................................................................Savannah Loiacono Ignorance, Gwen, Belinda Cratchit, Inn Beggar...............................................Cassandra Loop Davey, Oliver, Anthony Schwartz, Old Joe’s Apprentice................................... Hayden Sheley YOUTH COMPANY TEAM IVY Jane Cratchit, Want, Inn Beggar....................................................................... Menzie Berkowitz Tiny Tim, Prejudice, Fortune Teller’s Pickpocket................................................... Marcus Cornell Christopher, Peter Cratchit, Young Ebenezer, Fezziwig Guest..............................Sirus Desnoes Angelique, Sara Fezziwig ........................................................................................ Mary Hopkins Will, Henry Cratchit, Fezziwig Guest.............................................................. Skyler Kwiatkowski Ariella, Fan, Martha Cratchit....................................................................... Isabel Leyden-Githler Davey, Oliver, Anthony Schwartz, Old Joe’s Apprentice..........................................Knox Travis Ignorance, Gwen, Belinda Cratchit, Inn Beggar..................................................Addyson Wells HOLLY ADAMS (Catherine Cratchit, Chestnut Seller). A SAG-AFTRA performer, Holly’s projects include stage, film, voice acting, and circus. Favorite roles include the films Gotham Blue and Your Loving Virginia; Shakespearean plays; and audiobooks for Audible. MENZIE BERKOWITZ (Jane Cratchit, Want, Inn Beggar) likes reading and acting. Her favorite book series is Keeper of the Lost Cities. EMMA BOWERS* (Sister of Mercy, Innkeeper, Harriette, Mrs. Dibler). Broadway credits include: The Public Theatre, The Winter’s Tale

(Mopsa, Emilia); Working Theatre, Hold Please (Erica). Regional credits include: Yale Repertory Theatre, Fighting Words directed by Liz Diamond (Peg); The Indiana Repertory Theater, Sister Carrie. Additional credits include: Cherry Artspace, The Shoe by David Paquet, English Language premiere (Helen). Education: the Juilliard School Drama Division, BFA. JACK CECERE (Christopher, Peter Cratchit, Young Ebenezer, Fezziwig Guest) is a high school senior who is delighted to join the Hangar for Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Enjoy the show!

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MARCUS CORNELL (Tiny Tim, Prejudice, Fortune Teller’s Pickpocket) is ecstatic to be returning to the role of Tiny Tim. He loves acting, singing, and recently earned his yellow belt in kung fu. He absolutely adores the magic of Christmas. SIRUS DESNOES (Christopher, Peter Cratchit, Young Ebenezer, Fezziwig Guest) is returning for his third year in this wonderful show! He is always excited by this time of year when all enjoy the winter season and festivities like this heartfelt story of Christmas. Sirus loves performing: his past experiences included Running 2 Places’ The Wiz (The Tinman), Lansing High School’s Mama Mia (Bill Austin), Walking on Waters’ Katrina (Ensemble), and many other shows. He plans to pursue a career in theatre arts through college, as well as study astronomy and participate in track and field. He hopes you will enjoy the show as much as he has. CURZON DOBELL* (Ebenezer Scrooge) is featured as Hosea Matthews in Rockstar’s video game Red Dead Redemption II. Curzon’s film and television work includes House of Cards, Gotham (recurring), Bull, The Knick, John Adams, Law and Order, Mr Robot, The Blacklist, Return to Paradise, Greg Orr’s Alone and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.  He played Richard Nixon in Steven Spielberg’s The Post. On stage, he has worked in NYC at Lincoln Center, the Irish Rep, the Culture Center, SoHo Rep, the Mint, the Director’s Company, St Clement’s, and five times for Theatre for a New Audience.  Regionally, he played the title role in the premiere of The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Carson Kreitzer at Cincinnati Playhouse. He has also performed at the Guthrie Theatre, Baltimore CenterStage, Pittsburgh Public, Hartford TheatreWorks, GeVa, the Westport Country Playhouse and four times at Syracuse Stage. In Canada, he has been a company member of the Stratford Festival and the Grand Theatre Company. Training: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.  

Kinky Boots (Pat), Little Women (Amy), and The Big Play Festival! lightly staged reading of You Can’t Take It With You (Alice), as well as last year’s Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (Christmas Past/Novice), Pride and Prejudice (Lydia), and Chicago (Mona). She would like to thank all the lovely people at Hangar Theatre and Michael Barakiva, whose work continues to inspire her as it makes this theatre so unique in its ability to balance both captivating, electric, and consistently high professional standards in its productions while maintaining an artistic space that fosters growth, respect, and love for art! Merry Christmas! ROBERT DENZEL EDWARDS (Fred, Ebenezer, Miner) is extremely excited to be returning to the Hangar Theatre after having a blast in this past summer’s Lab Company! He is a recent graduate of Binghamton University, where he received his BA in theatre. Credits include: A Raisin in the Sun (Joseph Asagai), Unicorn Girl (Connie), and Kinky Boots (Ensemble). Robert would like to thank God and everyone else who has helped him get to this point in his career. He hopes you enjoy the show! @robertdenzeledwards ELLIE GATTINE (Angelique, Sara Fezziwig) is an 8th grader at Trumansburg Middle School and a member of Running To Places, Hangar’s Next Generation School of Theatre, and Flight Voice Studio. She frequently appears in Ithaca College student films, including Pond (Chicago International Film Festival). BRYAN HAGELIN (Albert Schwartz, Dick, Miner, Kozlowksi) is a senior information science and performing and media arts double major at Cornell. He has appeared in a number of Cornell’s productions, including The Awakening of Spring (Moritz) and The Baltimore Waltz (Third Man). Last year he directed The Last Five Years for Melodramatics Theatre Co.

J.G. HERTZLER* (Mr. Sterling, Marley, Fezziwig, Light Keeper). Regional: By the Bog of Cats, SANDRINNE EDSTRÖM (Christmas Past, Novice San Jose Repertory Theatre; Inherit the Wind, GEVA Theatre (Henry Drummond). Broadway: Sister, Christmas Future) is overjoyed to return The Bacchae, directed by Michael Coccyannis. to her favorite theatre so soon after a thrilling National tour: Dial M for Murder. TV: General Hangar 2019 summer season, where she was seen in Into the Woods (Little Red Riding Hood), Martok on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,

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Seinfeld, Roswell, Six Feet Under, Quantum Leap, The Highlander, Fortune Hunter, Lois and Clark, and General Hospital. Cornell visiting lecturer mainstage credits: The Bourgeois Gentleman and The Passion Of Dracula (title roles), As You Like It (Jacques), and The Importance Of Being Earnest (Miss Prism). Audiobook: Moons of Barsk by Lawrence Schoen. MARY HOPKINS (Angelique, Sara Fezziwig) is a 7th grader from Ithaca, a flute player, cross country runner, and Hangar Theatre season ticket holder (thanks, Grandmama!). She is thrilled to be in the Hangar’s Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol for a second year. She has also appeared in Hangar’s Next Generation School of Theatre, Elizabeth Anne Clune Montessori School, and Boynton Middle School plays, including Mary Poppins Jr., Pinocchio Jr., Shrek Jr., The Pirates of Penzance, Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz, and Fiddler on the Roof. KAI KASIAN (Will, Henry Cratchit, Fezziwig Guest) was born December 18, 2007. He loves music, art, and dance. He is in the 6th grade at Dewitt Middle School, and has performed in three other theater performances. SKYLER KWIATKOWSKI (Will, Henry Cratchit, Fezziwig Guest) found his love for theatre when he joined the cast of The Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of the Crowd (TiAhwaga Theatre) in 2015. Since then he has been in A Christmas Story (Ti-Ahwaga Theatre), Alice In Wonderland Jr (Hangar Theatre), Seussical (Candor Drama Club), and Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (Hangar Theatre). When not acting, Skyler can be found on the soccer field. He is currently a 9th grader at Candor High School. SYDNEY LEE (Ariella, Fan, Martha Cratchit) has recently moved to Ithaca from Hilo, Hawaii. She recently appeared in the Addams Family Musical, has done many Shakespearean plays, and is very excited to be apart of this production! She attends Ithaca High School, and loves to bake, play the ukulele, and make art. Sydney hopes you become a huge fan of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

ISABEL LEYDEN-GITHLER (Ariella, Fan, Martha Cratchit) is a Newfield High School freshman, and has appeared in numerous plays and musicals in school and at Running To Places. HUGO LLOYD (Tiny Tim, Prejudice, Fortune Teller’s Pickpocket) is thrilled to be back at the Hangar! Hugo is a 3rd grader in the Ithaca City School District. He recently played a child in The Missing Chapter, produced by Cherry Arts Inc., and has appeared in short films at Cornell University, and AONY. He dances at Ithaca Ballet, and in the kitchen with his mom. He also loves mince pies. SAVANNAH LOIACONO (Jane Cratchit, Want, Inn Beggar), a 7th grader at Lehman Alternative Community School, has performed in R2P’s Annie (Molly) and LACS’ Into the Woods (Little Red), and with her band OA. Thanks to Michael! CASSANDRA LOOP (Ignorance, Gwen, Belinda Cratchit, Inn Beggar) is a home-schooled 5thgrader who has been learning and acting with the Hangar Theatre since she was 5 years old. This is Cassandra’s third season as part of the cast of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Cassandra is a recreational dancer and competitive cheerleader with The Next Jennaration in Lansing, NY, and a member of the Ithaca Children’s Intermezzo Chorus. She enjoys spending her free time traveling. CRAIG MACDONALD* (Mr. Price, Old Joe, School Master, Fezziwig Guest, Light Keeper) is delighted to be back. Recent appearances: The Ghost Train at Centenary Stage Co.; King Henry VIII at Valley Shakespeare; Once at Pittsburgh CLO; All the Way at Theatre Squared; The Crucible at Olney Theater Center. For more information: craigmacdonaldactor.com SALLY G. RAMÍREZ* (Christmas Present, Mrs. Fezziwig, Magdelena, Fortune Teller) is proud to be a Hangar Theatre company member and is back for the third consecutive season of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Sally played the Grand Duchess in Hangar’s The Big Play Festival! lightly staged reading of You Can’t Take It With You, has taught in Hangar’s Next Generation School of Theatre, and Project 4. Sally been on national television and PBS’ critically acclaimed American Family, and The

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Young and the Restless. Sally finds great joy in the theatre, and entertaining and educating the public about Latin and world music. SallyRamirezMusic.com JOSHUA SEDELMEYER (Cratchit, Topper, Miner) is celebrating his third year of the Hangar’s Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, previously as Fred and Young Ebenezer. He appeared this summer during Hangar’s The Big Play Festival! lightly staged reading of You Can’t Take It With You as Tony. Josh lives in Endicott, NY, with his fiancée Jessica and lovable pup Sir Toby. Locally, he has also worked with Cherry Arts, Civic Ensemble, Cider Mill Playhouse, and Know Theatre. BFA Acting, Ithaca College. jsedelmeyer.com HAYDEN SHELEY (Davey, Oliver, Anthony Schwartz, Old Joe’s Apprentice) is very excited to be in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. He has been in several plays including Mary Poppins, Jr. at Hangar Theatre and Beauty & the Beast. HANNAH THIEN (Belle, Rachel, Elizabeth Schwartz) is a senior theatre studies major at Ithaca College. Previous credits include The Playboy of the Western World (On The Verge), Sense & Sensibility (IC Theatre Arts), and The Messenger (Hangar Wedge Series). All my love to the family. KNOX TRAVIS (Davey, Oliver, Anthony Schwartz, Old Joe’s Apprentice) is a 7th-grader at Ithaca’s Boynton Middle School. He had his Hangar Mainstage debut this summer as Young Charlie in Kinky Boots. In 2018, Knox played Mayor of Munchkin City in the Boynton musical production of The Wizard of Oz. ADDYSON WELLS (Ignorance, Gwen, Belinda Cratchit, Inn Beggar) is a freshman at Lansing High School. She has performed in numerous musicals at school and at the Hangar Theatre. Outside of theatre, she enjoys dancing, piano, and soccer.

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CREATIVE MICHAEL BARAKIVA+ (Director) has served as Artistic Director of the Hangar Theatre since 2016. He is an Armenian/Israeli-American theater director and writer who has worked in New York City and across the country developing new plays and staging classics. His first novel, One Man Guy, published by Macmillan (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), was ranked the #1 Gay Young Adult novel on Goodreads in 2014, named to the Rainbow List and Family Equality Council’s Book Nook and released in Brazil by LeYa. The stand-alone sequel, Hold My Hand, was published in May 2019. Hangar credits include: Into The Woods, Chicago, A Doll’s House Part 2, Dégagé by Mimi Quillin (world premiere), A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Third, and I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti. OffBroadway credits include Perfect Arrangement by Topher Payne (Primary Stages), White People by Neil Cuthbert, and They Float Up by Jacquelyn Reingold (Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYC). Regional credits include UP by Bridget Carpenter (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Burn This by Lanford Wilson (Shakespeare Santa Cruz), and The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl, Turn of the Screw by Jeffrey Hatcher and Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward (all at Syracuse Stage). He has directed readings and workshops at the Roundabout Theatre Company, New York Theatre Workshop, Arena Stage, Rattlestick Theatre, Ars Nova and many other places. He also serves as the artistic director of The Upstart Creatures, a theatre food ensemble based in New York City. Michael is a recipient of the David Merrick Prize in Drama, a Drama League Summer Fellowship, a Granada Fellowship at UC Davis and the Phil Killian Fellowship in Directing at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He is a graduate of Vassar College and the Juilliard School, where he studied as an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Directing. michaelbarakiva.com MARY HOLZHAUER (Musical Director/ Accompanist) regularly performs in a wide spectrum of styles and genres, having participated in productions with Eastman Opera Theatre, Ithaca College Opera, Savoyards Ithaca, and Opera New Jersey. Mary is on the faculty of Ithaca College and Opus Ithaca, and is also the organist and pianist at the parish of St. Catherine of Siena.


EVIE HAMMER-LESTER (Choreographer) came to Ithaca as a Kitchen Theatre Fellow in 2015. She has worked in Ithaca, Endicott, and Auburn as an assistant director, associate choreographer, and stage manager. Most recently she had the pleasure to direct the world premiere of What Haunts You, by Elizabeth Seldin with Clockmaker Arts. SHOKO KAMBARA† (Scenic Designer) Designs at the Hangar Theatre: Into the Woods, Chicago, Dégagé, Third all directed by Artistic Director Michael Barakiva. Other regional work: : Holiday Inn (Finger Lakes Musical Theater Festival), Always Patsy Cline (FLMTF), Guys and Dolls (FLMTF), Native Gardens (Syracuse Stage), Next to Normal (Syracuse Stage), The Turn of the Screw (Syracuse Stage), The Bomb-itty of Errors (Syracuse Stage); Opera: The Prince of Players (Houston Grand Operaworld premiere),The Barber of Seville (Opera Philadelphia, Opera Theatre of St. Louis-St. Louis Theater Circle Award for Outstanding Set Design, Opera Omaha, Virginia Opera), Don Pasquale (Juilliard School); Other recent work: Little Girl Blue (George Street Playhouse), The Little Mermaid (Arkansas Repertory Theatre); Nice Work If You Can Get It (national tour, Worklight Productions), Animals Out of Paper (Hudson Stage Company); Shining City (Nevada Conservatory Theatre). Broadway associate design work: Macbeth, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Man and Boy, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Million Dollar Quartet, The Miracle Worker, Ragtime, and 33 Variations. MFA in scenic design from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. BA from Dartmouth College. Adjunct professor at New York University. shokokambara.com SUZANNE CHESNEY† (Costume Designer) is pleased to return to the Hangar where she previously designed costumes for Or What She Will, Chicago (SALT nomination), Third, and Dégagé. Suzanne is a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre, where she has designed numerous productions including Photograph 51 by Anna Ziegler, Isaac’s Eye by Lucas Hnath, Kentucky by Leah Nanako Winkler, and Travisville by William Jackson Harper. Regional credits include Next to Normal, To Kill a Mockingbird, Blithe Spirit, and The Turn of the Screw at Syracuse Stage and The Humans, Between Riverside and Crazy,

The Diary of Anne Frank, Clybourne Park, and The Glass Menagerie at the Pittsburgh Public Theater. Suzanne was an assistant costume designer during seasons 16-20 of Law & Order (NBC) and season 1 of Unforgettable (CBS). SuzanneChesney.com MATTHEW RICHARDS† (Lighting Designer) has worked for the Hangar Theatre for twentyfour seasons. His work has been seen on Broadway in Ann (The Ann Richards Story). Off-Broadway credits include: Is God Is at Soho Rep; Absolute Brightness … Leonard Pelkey and The Curvy Widow directed by former Hangar Artistic Director Peter Flynn at Westside Arts; Measure For Measure at Theatre For A New Audience. Regional credits include: Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Alliance Theatre, Arena Stage, Baltimore’s CENTERSTAGE, Cincinnati Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, Ford’s Theatre, The Goodman, The Guthrie, Hartford Stage, The Huntington, La Jolla Playhouse, Maltz Jupiter, The Old Globe, Shakespeare Theatre, Westport Playhouse, Williamstown Theatre Festival. Graduate: University of Massachusetts and the Yale School of Drama. matthewrichardsdesign.com GARRETT HOOD (Sound Designer) is a sound designer and engineer based in New York City. Recent credits include Shining City (Hudson Stage Co.), A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (Hangar Theatre), Ghost Light (Third Rail Projects/LCT3, assistant sound design), Strange America (HERE Arts Center), and The Hound of the Baskervilles (Hudson Stage Co., Hangar Theatre, associate sound design). He is a graduate of Ohio University. SCOTT HITZ (Puppet Designer) is a Director, Producer, Puppeteer, and educator whose work has been seen worldwide in Film, Television, and on stage. His company, PuppHitz, is dedicated to promoting the art of puppetry, and to expanding the idea of what that art form can do. For more information check out ScottHitz.com or PuppHitz.com. MACKENZIE TROWBRIDGE* (Production Stage Manager) is honored to be back at the Hangar for her second year of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. She has worked her way up the ranks as a stage manager within the company since the summer of 2015.

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She currently lives in Queens, NY, and works as a freelance stage manager, stagehand, props artist, and dog-walker extraordinaire. Recent credits include work with Arc Stages, Live Source Theatre Company, Atlantic Theatre Company, Hudson Stage Company, Ma-Yi Theatre Company, Lincoln Center Theater, and the Upstart Creatures. She has worked on various Hangar productions throughout the years, most notably Kinky Boots, Or What She Will, Chicago, Third, I Loved I Lost I Made Spaghetti, and Hound of the Baskervilles. Mackenzie also serves as the resident production stage manager for Adelphi University’s Department of Dance. Proud member of Actor’s Equity Association since 2017.

EMMETT SCOTT (Asst. Musical Director/Alt. Accompanist) is a coach for the Music Theatre department at SUNY Cortland. He graduated with a degree in jazz studies from Ithaca College, and teaches private piano lessons in the area.

HEATHER J. CAREY (Associate Costume Designer) has designed costumes for film, dance, and theater, including off-Broadway and regionally. Recent theater projects include We Are The Tigers (Theatre 80), Souvenir (Penguin Rep Theatre), Cal in Camo (Denizen Theatre), Between the Sea and Sky (NYMF), &The Snowy Day (St. Luke’s Theater). Film/ tv/webseries: Seneca (dir. By Jason Chaet), Venice the Series (Dir. by Crystal Chappell), Scribbles, The Outs. She has also worked on a HOPE ROSE KELLY* (Assistant Stage Manager). variety of projects ranging from live television Companies worked for include Hartford to opera, from Broadway to feature films. She Stage Company, Montana Repertory Theatre, received her MFA from Brandeis University. Shakespeare & Company, WAM Theatre, heatherjcarey.com Long Wharf Theatre, The Wilma, Wallis Center, The
 Public Theatre, McCarter Theatre, New AOISE STRATFORD (Playwright) has written Repertory Theatre, Hangar Theatre, George plays produced internationally and around the Street Playhouse, Stonington Opera House Arts, country at the Lookingglass Theatre Company, CLOC. Education: MA, University of Toronto; City Theatre Company, Lakeshore Players BA, Ithaca College. Member of Actors’ Equity Theatre, American Globe Theatre, Manhattan Association and Stage Managers’ Association Theatre Source, Centenary Stage Company, (Board of Directors: 2nd Vice Chair). SoloChicago Theatre Company, Red Thread Theatre, and many others. Her local projects HOLLYANN BUCCI (Assistant Director) is the include the audio-walking plays Storm Country, Artistic Administration Fellow at the Hangar with Nick Salvato, and The Missing Chapter, Theatre for the 2019-20 season. Directing credits with Katie Marks, both for The Cherry Arts, include: Silent Sky (City of Fairfax Theatre Co.); and various short plays at The Kitchen Theatre Slight Delay (Little Theatre of Alexandria); The Company, including End and American Robin Pillowman, The Goddess Diaries, and Reykjavik for the recent One Minute Play Festival. Aoise (Mason Players). Assistant directing credits has won several awards and has been a finalist include: East of Eden, Fallen Angels, and for the Actors’ Theatre of Louisville’s Heideman Singin’ in the Rain (NextStop); saudade, the Award and a nominee for The American one where I miss you (Capital Fringe); Harvey Theatre Critics’ Association’s New Play Award. (Little Theatre of Alexandria); and the world Her play The Unfortunates was a Time Out New premiere of Fierce Creatures (Acting for Young York Critics’ Pick and won The Susan Glaspell People). BA in acting/directing, George Mason Award. Aoise is a member of the Dramatists University. hollyannbucci.com Guild and is represented by Beacon Artists Agency. She currently teaches playwriting at NOAH ELMAN (Assistant Director) is thrilled to Cornell University. be working with the Hangar on this show. Past directing credits: Two Gentlemen of Verona ZEEK SMITH (Original Arranger) is the Director (Shakespeare on the Lake), The Pillowman of Music at San Jose Episcopal Church, (SUNY Fredonia’s PAC) Thanks to Michael for Founder of the Jacksonville Chamber Music the opportunity! Collective, and was recently elected to the

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Executive Board of the Jacksonville Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Upcoming engagements include the Wicked National Tour, and HMS Pinafore with First Coast Opera. Prior to returning to Jacksonville, FL he held a multi-year residency at The Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY. NYC Theatre: Pagliacci (Assoc. Conductor/Chorus Master/Pianist). Regional Theatre: Pagliacci with Opera Ithaca (Assoc. Conductor/Chorus Master/Pianist); Xanadu (Music Director), Pride and Prejudice (MD), Chicago (Assoc. MD), Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (MD/Arranger/Pianist), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Assoc. MD) and In The Heights at the Hangar Theatre (Assoc. MD). ZeekSmith.com ADAM ZONDER (Production Manager/ Executive Technical Director) is in his 24th season with the Hangar. Throughout he has served a variety of roles, including production manager (since 1997); technical director on numerous Mainstage, KIDDSTUFF, and School Tour productions; and project manager for the 2009-2010 renovation. Away from the Hangar, Adam has been the technical director with

various companies, including Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Pirate Playhouse, Music Theatre North, CBT Productions, Kitchen Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company, and the University at Albany. While at UAlbany, Adam was an associate professor and chair of the Department of Theatre where he taught a variety of technical theatre classes. He has been the production manager for Playwright’s Horizons Theatre School and the Pirate Playhouse, as well as a project manager for Quinlan Scenic Studios and a draftsman for Adirondack Scenic Studios. Adam has presented workshops/masterclasses related to helping current college students get started in technical theatre (resume and cover letter writing, portfolio creation, and interviewing skills) both nationally and regionally at USITT, SETC, Ithaca College, UAlbany, and Kent State. Adam holds an MFA in technical direction from the University of Connecticut and a BA in theatre from Bucknell University. Love to Renee, Taryn, and Genevieve.

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