WE WANT THE FUNK a LAUNCH PAD preview production
a rustbelt lullaby on the one!
a new play by Idris Goodwin directed by Risa Brainin
May 19-21, 25-27 7:30PM May 22 2:00PM
Hatlen Theater UC Campus Tickets: theaterdance.ucsb.edu (805) 893-2064
a LAUNCH PAD preview production
WE WANT THE FUNK a rustbelt lullaby on the one! by
IDRIS GOODWIN Director / RISA BRAININ Scenic Designer / SHAUN L. MOTLEY Costume Designer / DEVON PAINTER Lighting Designer / MICHAEL KLAERS Composer & Sound Designer / RANDY TICO Choreographer/ CHRISTINA MCCARTHY Fight Director/ JEFF MILLS Dramaturg / LIZ ENGELMAN Music Consultants / ALEX BLUE V & JON NATHAN Stage Manager / KC BULLER Associate Dramaturgs/JAIME LEIGH GRAY & JIHYE KIM Assistant Directors / MIRIAM DANCE & SIAN AYRES HARDEN Assistant Scenic Designer / JIA GU Assistant Costume Designer/ MADDI CARROLL Assistant Stage Managers / CHRISTINE HAMLIN & MELISSA HARTMAN
there will be one 15 minute intermission
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This LAUNCH PAD production would not be possible without the generous support of Richard Auhll, John and Jill Bishop, and the Jan and Don O’Dowd Performance Fund. The 2015-2016 season is made possible by the Arnhold Theater and Dance Production Fund WE WANT THE FUNK, a rustbelt lullaby on the one! is produced by special arrangement with Mark Orsini, BRET ADAMS, LTD., 448 West 44th St, New York, NY 10036. www.bretadamsltd.net
DIRECTOR’S NOTE Welcome to our LAUNCH PAD Preview Production of Idris Goodwin’s We Want the Funk, a rustbelt lullaby on the one! Featured in American Theatre magazine as a new model of play development in the US, LAUNCH PAD brings playwrights of national stature to UCSB to develop and produce their work side by side with students, faculty artists, and professional guest artists. We started this program in 2005, and are proud to have supported so many great playwrights and plays on their journey from incubation to professional world premieres. Our distinguished playwrights include Yussef El Guindi, Lila Rose Kaplan, Barbara Lebow, Sarah Ruhl, James Still, Alison Tatlock, John Walch, Sheri Wilner, and Beau Willimon. The concept of the “Preview Production” is unique in American theater. A fully realized production of a new play without the pressures of the commercial world, the play stays in previews throughout the run of the show, allowing the writer to continue revising as the piece evolves through performance. We are excited to have you join us for these fresh, provocative, entertaining new plays. Two plays we developed right here recently received their professional premieres at prestigious regional theaters: Sheri Wilner’s Kingdom City at the La Jolla Playhouse and James Still’s Appoggiatura at the Denver Center Theatre Company. Today, we are proud to present this timely play by hip-hop and spoken-word artist Idris Goodwin. We thank him for his warm generosity and wonderful humor both on the page and in the process. We hope you will enjoy the production as much as we enjoyed making it!
PRODUCTION BIOGRAPHIES IDRIS GOODWIN (PLAYWRIGHT) is a playwright, rapper and essayist. His plays include How Got On, Remix 38 (Actors Theater of Louisville); And in This Corner: Cassius Clay (StageOne Family Theater), This is Modern Art (Steppenwolf), Blackademics (MPAACT, Crowded Fire),
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Bars and Measures (B Street Theatre, NNPN RWP), and The Raid (Jackalope Theatre). Goodwin is one of the six playwrights featured in HANDS UP an anthology commissioned by The New Black Fest. HANDS UP has been presented across the country. His latest play The Realness premiered in 2016 at Merrimack Repertory Theatre. He is the recipient of Oregon Shakespeare’s American History Cycle Commission and InterAct Theater’s 20/20 Award. Goodwin has been a writer in residence at The Eugene O’Neil Playwrights Center, Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor Program, the Lark Playwriting Center and the New Harmony Project. An accomplished Hip Hop poet, his albums include Break Beat Poems and Rhyming While Black. Goodwin was featured on HBO, Sesame Street and Discovery Channel. He is the author of the pushcart nominated essay collection These are the Breaks (Write Bloody, 2011). Goodwin is the co-host and contributor to CRITICAL KARAOKE, a radio show and podcast about music and culture. Idris teaches performance writing and Hip Hop aesthetics at Colorado College.
RISA BRAININ (DIRECTOR) is Chair / Director of Performance for the Department of Theater and Dance and serves as Artistic Director of LAUNCH PAD. This marks the eleventh play Brainin developed and directed through LAUNCH PAD including Melancholy Play, The Dinosaur Within, Plumfield Iraq, La Niñera: The Nursemaid, Kingdom City, Biederman’s Match, Entangled, Appoggiatura, Untitled IV by Ruth Markofsky, and The Talented Ones. Prior to coming to UCSB, she served as Artistic Director of Shakespeare Santa Cruz (2001-2003) and Associate Artistic Director for both Kansas City Repertory Theatre (2000-2002) and Indiana Repertory Theatre (1997-2000). From 19871997, she resided in Minneapolis and had a rich association with the Guthrie Theater, serving as Resident Director (1991-1993), Associate Company Director (1995-96) and acting instructor in the company’s outreach program (1987-97). Brainin’s other directorial credits include plays at the Denver Center Theatre Company, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, PCPA, Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Portland Stage Company, Mixed Blood, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Clarence Brown Theatre, and Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. A graduate of the Carnegie-Mellon University Drama Program. Brainin currently serves as Board President of the National Theater Conference.
SHAUN L. MOTLEY (SCENIC DESIGNER) has worked in Theater and TV/Film for the last 20 years and he is thrilled to make his debut with LAUNCH PAD. Most recent productions include: Breathe and Imagination at the Court Theater, Burbank. Jitney, Top Dog Under Dog, and Fences at South Coast Rep; *Three Sisters, Lower Depth Theater (Recipient of 2011 NAACP Award for Best Set Design), and Two Trains Running at Geva Theater, NY. Other productions: Po Boy Tango at East West Players, LA; Leading Ladies at Perseverance Theatre, Juneau, Alaska; The Seagull at the Chance Theatre, Anaheim, CA; and Frau Ohne Schatten at Zurich Opera House, Switzerland; Shining City, Fountain Theatre, LA; Fences at Geva Theatre; Home and Zooman and the Sign at the Signature Theater, NY; Lady Day and Cuttin Up at Arena Stage, DC; His TV/Film credits as an Production Designer/Art Director include “Lincoln Heights” (ABC Family), “Be Kind Rewind” (New Line Cinema), “Mind the Gap” (Eric Schaffer Film), “The Sopranos” (HBO), “The Book of Daniel” (NBC), “The Bronx is Burning” (ESPN), “Pride and Glory” (New Line Production), “Let’s Make a Deal” (CBS), “Real Husbands of Hollywood“ (BET), “Fake Off“ (TruTV), “Take Me Out” (FOX), “La Banda” (Univision), and “Marvel and Star Wars Exhibit” (Disney Shanghai Resort).
DEVON PAINTER (COSTUME DESIGNER) LAUNCH PAD productions: La Niñera: The Nursemaid, Biederman’s Match, Appoggiatura, Entangled, and Untitled IV by Ruth Markofsky. Other theaters: New York: The Importance of Being Earnest (Roundabout Theatre, associate to Desmond Heeley); Regional theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Folger Theatre, 2016); My Fair Lady (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Indiana Repertory Theatre, Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Arden Theatre Company, American Players Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Geva Theatre Center, Denver Center Theatre Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, The Studio Theatre, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Westport Country Playhouse, among others. Her costume designs were selected for the exhibit, Curtain Call; Celebrating a Century of Women Designing for Live Performance. Professional affiliations: United Scenic Artists. Connecticut Critic Circle Award nominee (I Do! I Do!, Westport Country Playhouse).Education: MFA, University of Texas at Austin. www.devonpainter.com
MICHAEL KLAERS (LIGHTING DESIGNER) has lit several recent
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LAUNCH PAD productions. His regional theatre credits include Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, Florida Studio Theatre, Missouri Repertory Theatre, and Indiana Repertory Theatre.
RANDY TICO (COMPOSER/SOUND DESIGNER) We Want the Funk is Tico’s third LAUNCH PAD production following The Talented Ones and Untitled IV by Ruth Markofsky all directed by Risa Brainin. Also @ UCSB In the Red and Brown Water directed by Shirley Jo Finney. Othello, Anna Karenina, The Amazing Cymbeline, The Imaginary Invalid and Snow Falling on Cedars directed by Chris Coleman for Portland Center Stage. Collaborations with director Nancy Keystone and Critical Mass Performance Group (best LA theater company ’13 LA WEEKLY) are Ameryka, Alcestis, Apollo (Garland award), Antigone (Drammy Award), The America Play, The Akhmatova Project, Dr. Faustus, The Rover and Measure For Measure. Further credits are Hamlet, The Winter’s Tale, The Glass Menagerie and Mother Courage all with director Jessica Kubzansky.
CHRISTINA MCCARTHY (CHOREOGRAPHER) is Interim Vice Chair / Director of Dance for the Department of Theater and Dance. She teaches all levels of modern technique, choreographs for both Dance Program Productions and Theater Productions within the department. She has choreographed for local high school and professional theater companies over the last fifteen years. She performed with Nina Wiener Dance Company in New York and was both a dancer and Assistant Artistic Director of Santa Barbara Dance Theater. Last spring three productions she collaborated on earned Independent Theater Awards, Naked Shakes A Midsummer Nights Dream, UCSB Theater’s production of In the Red and Brown Water and La La La Strada presented by Proboscis Theater Company. La La La Strada also earned the 2015 Bitter Lemons Outrageous Award for Theater at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. She previously worked on five LAUNCH PAD productions: La Niñera: The Nursemaid, Biederman’s Match, Entangled, The Talented Ones, and Appoggiatura. Her latest projects include a site-specific dance and music installation in collaboration with the UCSB Music Department for the Library Grand Opening Ceremony in January 2016, choreographing the musical Pippin for Santa Barbara High School.
LIZ ENGELMAN (DRAMATURG) splits her year between Austin, TX,
where she teaches at UT, and the Boundary Waters of Minnesota, where she’s the director of Tofte Lake Center at Norm’s Fish Camp, a creative retreat for artists of all disciplines. Liz has worked at Hedgebrook, Mixed Blood, ACT and Intiman Theatres, and Actors Theatre of Louisville. She’s developed new plays across the country and abroad. She’s served as President, Board Chair and is a current Board Member of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA), is an Ambassador-at-Large for the National New Play Network (NNPN), and is a member of the National Theatre Conference.
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ALEX BLUE V (MUSIC CONSULTANT) is a doctoral candidate in Ethnomusicology at UCSB. His research focuses on the formation and maintenance of musical communities in Detroit; he is particularly interested in articulations of race, place, space, and identity in Detroit hip-hop, and relationships between music and labor, gentrification, and cultural policy. He teaches a challenging, but fun course at UCSB called “Music and Popular Culture in North America.” Outside of his work at the university, Alex enjoys a busy career as a music educator, traveling all over the country to work with bands, orchestras, and other performing arts ensembles.
KC BULLER (STAGE MANAGER) is thrilled to work on her third main
stage production with such a brilliant and enthusiastic team. She has previously stage managed The Death of Kings, Livestock and Jack and assistant stage-managed Bloody Poetry. She thanks the theater faculty and staff for their support and encouragement an her moms for their unwavering love.
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JAIME LEIGH GRAY (ASSOCIATE DRAMATURG) is a first year PhD student. She received her MFA in Dramaturgy from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she was also a project curator and dramaturg at New WORLD Theater’s Summer Playlabs. Previously, she was the Literary Manager at the Attic Theatre and Film Center in Los Angeles. Jaime spent a decade as a freelance stage manager and production manager working at the Odyssey Theatre, the Blank Theatre, the Colony Theatre, Celebration Theatre, and the Walt Disney Company. Jaime is faculty at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles.
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JIHYE KIM (ASSOCIATE DRAMATURG) is a first year graduate student in the MA/PhD program. Born and raised in Seoul, Korea, she holds a BFA in Theatre Arts with a Directing concentration and a minor in Sociology from DePaul University. Her research interests include audience reception theory, transnational identity and its representation. As a theatre practitioner, Jihye works as a creative dramaturg, deviser, and director. Some of her past credits include IRL or Ceci n’est pas une piece (Deviser), The Tumble Weed (Director), We’re Going To Be Fine (Dramaturg), Shadow Box (AD), Round and Round the Garden (AD), Gruesome Playground Injuries (Dramaturg), Vigils (Dramaturg), The Killing Game (Dramaturg) and Mud (Dramaturg).
MIRIAM DANCE (ASSISTANT DIRECTOR) is honored to be a part of We Want the Funk as Assistant Director! She discovered her love for theatre in elementary school when she was cast in her first role as Belle in Beauty and the Beast. Since then, she has gone on to direct and perform in numerous shows including Rent, Bare, Smokey Joe’s Café, The Wiz, Swing, and Ain’t Misbehavin’. Miriam is a Junior studying Theatre with a concentration in both Directing and Playwriting. Miriam also enjoys song writing, sight-seeing, singing with her band, and party planning. Congrats to Idris Goodwin and the Funk cast!
SIAN AYRES HARDEN (ASSISTANT DIRECTOR) is senior theater major with an emphasis in directing, theater production, and playwriting. Her most recent work includes director for When Miss Lydia Hinkley Gives a Bird the Bird and Evening In Paris and stage manager for the award winning In the Red and Brown Water and last year’s LAUNCH PAD production of The Talented Ones. Sian is very excited to be part of this wonderful production of We Want the Funk and would like to thank everyone involved she is fortunate enough to work with. She would especially like to thank all her friends and family for always supporting her in pursuing her passion for theater.
JIA GU (ASSISTANT SCENIC DESIGNER) is a third year Theater Design and Film and Media Studies major. She was inspired by Wuzhen International Drama Festival at her hometown in China and started theater design in her sophomore year. She has been working as an assistant lighting technician in the department since fall 2015. She worked on Fall Dance Concert 2015 as an assistant costume designer,
Venus as a scenic artist, and The Death of Kings as a production assistant. She would like to thank Joe, Jamie, Sandarbh, Paul, Daniel, Rebecca, and Kristin for their kind mentoring and humor, and “The Designers” for their support.
MADDI CARROLL (ASSISTANT COSTUME DESIGNER) is a senior Theater Design Major. Past work includes Costume Designing 6 main stage dance pieces, Associate Costume Designing The Death of Kings Part 1 and 2, and Assistant Costume Designing 5 main stage plays at UCSB. Other work includes recreating costumes for UCSB Dance Company’s 2016 International Tour and interning at Summer Repertory Theater Festival. After graduation Maddi will be attending UCLA’s Master of Fine Arts program in Design for Theater, Film and Television. She would like to thank the entire department for their constant guidance and support, and for becoming a second family to her over these past 4 years.
CHRISTINE HAMLIN (ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER) has spent the past year working on productions in the College of Creative Studies’ Old Little Theater, but she is thrilled to be working on a Theater & Dance LAUNCH PAD production as her final theatrical stint at UCSB. Her fondest experience of undergrad is stage managing and helping to write the 2015 CCS Original Musical Even Greater Britain – endless thanks to its cast, crew, and especially its director Gerry Hansen for all her generous mentorship.
MELISSA HARTMAN (ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER) is a second year Theatre Design major with an emphasis in scenic and lighting design. This is her fifth show at UCSB, and her second time assistant stage managing a main stage show. Previously she has done lighting in downtown San Jose and scenic design work for high school shows.
CAST BIOGRAPHIES CHARLES GRANT (CHUCK) is a senior in the BFA Acting Program. Selected Credits: The Arabian Nights, In the Red and Brown Water, Venus, The Death of Kings. Thanks to Idris, Risa, Stage Management, my family, and The Lucky 13 for your love, support, and passion. Y’all inspire me. God is love.
ALEXANDER HUDSON (T) is a Communications major from Atlanta,
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GA. Prior to his UCSB mainstage debut as “T,” he has been working in LA doing recording work, both voice and music since 2012. To Risa, Miriam, Idris, the cast, crew and my mother and father, thank you for your support through this amazing opportunity! Thank you for all the love and encouragement!
JORÉ AARON (RHONDA) ends her senior year at UCSB with the
profound and out of this world piece that is FUNK. She sends many thanks to the cast and crew, Idris for his verses and flow, the Lucky 13, and to family and friends who have all loved her throughout this incredible artistic journey.
TYLER REINHOLD (CHOP) is a second year student studying Theatre
in the BFA program, along with Communications. Tyler would like to thank Risa, Idris, Christina, Miriam, Sian, Chora, Jake, the cast, the crew, and the whole rest of the world for being patient with him while he struggled to find his rhythm and groove through this process. This project was a life-altering challenge which he is tremendously grateful to have been a part of.
JENNA SCANLON (BERNICE) is a local actor who is SO very grateful to have been invited to partake of the Funk with this bold, hard-working, inspiring, and breathtakingly talented team. Favorite roles include: Paulina in The Winter’s Tale; Pauline in A Bright New Boise; Jean in Dead Man’s Cell Phone; Hannah Jarvis in Arcadia; Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest; Judy in The Designated Mourner; Ivy in August, Osage County, and the title roles in Educating Rita and the one-woman show Shirley Valentine (Four Star Awards). She has also been seen in The Hound of the Baskervilles, Boeing, Boeing, Unfinished Business; Noises Off, The Woolgatherer; Present Laughter (Indy Award); Regrets Only (Indy Award); And Then There Were None (Four Star Award); Bullshot Crummond; The Odd Couple (Female Version); Through the Fire; Bill W. & Dr. Bob; Great Catherine; All in the Timing; The World Goes Round; Born Yesterday; and Ambition Facing West, among others.
JEFF MILLS (TED / FIGHT DIRECTOR) is an award winning actor, director, musician and teacher. He has appeared with Naked Shakes as Henry IV in The Death of Kings, Prospero in The Tempest and the title role in Macbeth. He has worked with PCPA Theater Fest, Denver
Center Theater Company, Lit Moon Theater, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Colorado Shakespeare and Wooden O Theater among others. Some favorite roles include Hamlet, Valmont in Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Katurian in The Pillow Man and Tristan in Peter Sellars and Bill Viola’s Tristan and Isolde. He currently teaches Movement and Stage Combat at UCSB.
RIGOBERTO SANCHEZ (RO) is a senior BFA student. His favorite part of doing this play is the honor of acting with all his best friends; Charles, Jore, Verenice, Tyler, Alexander, Tonea, Truly, Chelsea, Peerada, Maddie, Kody, and Luis. He’d like to dedicate his last play at UCSB to his all his friends and his family!
TONEA LOLIN (SIMONE) is a senior in the BFA Acting Program double majoring in Linguistics. This is her sixth and final production at UCSB. Past favorite roles include Venus and Aunt Elegua. Acting is her passion and soul, and she feels honored to do what she loves with the people she loves. She thanks her family and friends for their love and support, the cast and crew for their hard work and dedication, Risa for the opportunity, Idris for writing this funky play, and the Lucky 13 for everything these past 3 years. ‘Princess’ Simone says, enjoy the show!
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acting program double majoring with Environmental Studies. Recent production credits include: Venus and The Death of Kings Part II. She’s both grateful and excited to be a part of yet another show with so much heart in not only the words, but in every single individual who contributed their time and talent to the process.
LUIS GOMEZ (SECURITY GUARD / THE CHORUS) is excited to be performing in his first production at the Hatlen Theater. A graduate of Anaheim High school, he has played the roles of Tyrone Jackson (FAME: The Musical 2013), Radames (Aida 2014), and Phillip “Junior” Dolan III (On Your Toes! 2015).
MADDIE MARTIN (THE CHORUS) is a junior in the BFA Acting program. Previous UCSB shows include The Death of Kings Part 1, After Magritte, The Exception and the Rule, Stuffed, The Tempest, and Eddie Pez Rex. Maddie is ecstatic about this opportunity to have fun(k) and would like to thank the cast and crew for making this all possible.
PEERADA MEEMALAYATH (THE CHORUS) is a third year, double major in Theater BFA + Sociology and is definitely ready to get F-U-N-K-Y! Thank you to the amazing crew and technicians who have made our show look and run beautifully and our amazingly talented writer Idris. Lastly, thanks to the funky bunch.
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TRULY POLITE (THE CHORUS) would like to thank you for coming out to see this amazing, and eccentric production here at UCSB. You can spot her moonlighting as the fun-loving party-goer member of the cast: Chora S. Ensemblé. It’s been a fun ride. Please, enjoy the show.
KODY SIEMENSMA (THE CHORUS) is a first year theater major at UCSB. His previous works include: The Falling Son and The Death of Kings. He’d like to thank Aren Vaughn for bringing him endless amounts of coffee, his mother, father and family for being so supportive, and Risa Brainin for this opportunity.
CHELSEA WILLIAMS (THE CHORUS) is a senior in the BFA
program as well as a psychology major. She was last seen as Prince Edward in The Death of Kings. Chelsea is honored to be a part of this production and work on a brand new play with Risa and Idris. She’d like to thank God, her family, her friends and the Lucky 13.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR LAUNCH PAD SUPPORTERS:
David Anderson, John and Jennifer Anderson, Sylvia Arreola, Constance S. Brainin, Michele DeRosa, Christina H. Floyd, Dr. Leonard M. and Jill H. Fromer, Jack Harris, Bob Johnson and Lisa Reich, Misa Kelly, Bill and Linda Kitchen, Barbara Lebow, Margaret Levine, Margaret Leonard and Clare Sheils, Brian and Karen McDonald, Michael Morgan and Michael Seabaugh, Kim and Dean Pananides, Doug and Alissa Parrish, Charles and Joanna Reisner, Susan Rose and Allan Ghitterman, Jeffry Sherbakoff, and the Office of Dean John Majewski, Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, College of Letters and Science.
The team at SBCC Theatre Arts, Connor and Willem Barnes, Leahkim Gannett, Stephanie Batiste, George Lipsitz, Michael Downey, Henry Brown Jr, and the team at the UCSB Multicultural Center: Zaveeni Khan-Marcus and Sepideah Mohsenian-Rahman
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DEPARTMENT OF THEATER AND DANCE PRODUCTION Chair / Director of Performance / Artistic Director, LAUNCH PAD / RISA BRAININ Acting Vice Chair / Director of Dance / CHRISTINA MCCARTHY Director, BFA Actor Training Program / IRWIN APPEL Production Manager / DANIEL J HERRERA Community Relations Specialist / UNA MLADENOVIC Technical Director / PAUL BARNES Theater Production Supervisor, Scenery + Properties / JAMIE BIRKETT Theater Production Supervisor, Lighting + Audio / JOE CALDWELL Theater Production Supervisor, Costumes + Makeup / REBECCA WHITTINGTON Cutter/Draper / KRISTIN GRIENEISEN Senior Scene Technician / SANDARBH TRIPATHI Office Assistant / KYRA ATCHASON Marketing Interns / TYLER NORMAN, EDDYLENE VILLAREAL, ALEXANDRA TERRY House Managers / KIMBERLY PARISH, TRINH NGUYEN, CAROLL BAI, JISOO CHOI
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Professional Scene Technicians/ CHRIS
TURNER, ALLISON DECKER Charge Scenic Artist/ LUISA GONZALEZ Student Charge Artist/ ADRIANNA PEREZ Painters/ CLAUDIA CORTEZ, MARGUERITE NGUYEN, DWIGHT YAO, ANNIKA YIP Technical Assistants/ JONATHAN BURMAN, RACHEL EPLING, MEL HARTMAN RYAN HOWARD, SHERRI HOWARD Scenic Practicum/ JUSTIN MIAO, JIA GU, ALEXIS SCANLAN, COLIN SNEDDON, JENNA WILSON, CYNTHIA MARIN, KEREN ROSENTHAL Deck Crew/ KATHERINE HAMILTON, MIRIAM DANCE
Wardrobe Supervisor/ KEREN
ROSENTHAL Wardrobe / SHARI HOWARD, MARGUERITE NGUYEN Costume Practicum / OLIVIA ARNOLD, CIERA CASTILLO, SIDNEY CHUKUNTAROD,
DIANE FIDALGO, KATHERINE HAMILTON, RACHEL HARRIS, CAROLIN JEHN, NICOLE NISTAL, MARGUERITE NGUYEN, WEI QIAN, ADRIANNA PEREZ, KWEISI PETILLO, AMANDA TRAN, VICTORIA YACAP Stitchers/ ZINGHA FOMA, SHARI HOWARD, KASSIDY KLINESMITH Painter/Dyer / MADDI CARROLL
Light Console Operator/ SCOTT COHEN Lighting Practicum / JAZMINE BANG,
SEAN BLOCKER, SOHAM CHOWDHURY, ROZ CORNEJO, CAMERON EISNER, VANESSA GUZMAN, JACK HAYES, DANIELLE MARTIN, BYSON RAWN, KODY SIEMENSMA, TAYLOR TUERS Sound Console Operator / KYLE VIZZO Technical Assistants/ RYAN HOWARD, SHENANDOAH HARRIS, MITCHELL JAKUBKA, MADISON SCARBROUGH, JIA GU, YELYZAVETA (LISA) TASHKEVYCH