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THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND DANCE

FEBRUARY 14-23, 2014 OSCAR G. BROCKETT THEATRE


CAST

DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE BY SARAH RUHL FEBRUARY 14, 15, 19-22 AT 8PM FEBRUARY 16, 23 AT 2PM

Maddrey Blackwood

Mackenzie Dunn

Tasha Gorel

Harrison Harvey

Merin Rogers

Joseph Keith Wilson

UTEXAS.EDU/FINEARTS/TAD OSCAR G. BROCKETT THEATRE

THIS PRODUCTION WAS CREATED IN COLLABORATION BY THESE ARTISTS: Jason Buchanan W. Scott Bussey – Technical Director Jess Hutchinson Jared LeClaire – Sound Designer Yongmin Lee – Scenic Designer Patrick Lord – Projection Designer Toby Minor – Fight Choreographer Colton Perry – Stage Manager Selina Rosales – Dramaturg Kelly Ruiz – Costume Designer Dawn M. Wittke – Lighting Designer

CAST A WOMAN, JEAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mackenzie Dunn A DEAD MAN, GORDON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harrison Harvey GORDON’S MOTHER, MRS. GOTTLIEB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maddrey Blackwood GORDON’S WIDOW, HERMIA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tasha Gorel GORDON’S BROTHER, DWIGHT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Joseph Keith Wilson THE OTHER WOMAN/THE STRANGER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Merin Rogers There will be one ten minute intermission.

“Dead Man’s Cell Phone” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. Playwrights Horizons, Inc., New York City, produced the New York Premiere of Howard Schalwitz, Artistic Director; Kevin Moore, Managing Director.

The Department of Theatre and Dance is a world-class educational environment that serves as the ultimate creative incubator for the next generation of artists, thinkers and leaders in theatre and performance.


WHO’S WHO MADDREY BLACKWOOD (Mrs. Gottlieb) graduated from Booker T. Washington HSPVA in Dallas. Most recently, she performed in The Caucasian Chalk Circle as “Grusha” and in Footloose from the B.F.A. in Acting program at UT Austin. JASON BUCHANAN (Original Art) received his M.F.A. in Studio Art from The University of

WHO’S WHO

JARED LECLAIRE (Sound Designer year M.F.A. candidate in the integrated media for the performing arts program. Jared has previously worked with The Alliance Theatre (Atlanta, GA), Dallas Theatre (Dallas, GA), Actors Express (Atlanta, GA), The Center for Puppetry Arts (Atlanta, GA), Barter Theatre

KELLY RUIZ (Costume Designer), hailing from

DAWN M. WITTKE (Lighting Designer) is a

San Francisco Bay and Los Angeles area for many years. Recently, she worked with Brant Pope as the costume designer for Dial “M” For Murder as well as designing for UTNT (UT New Theatre), The Cohen New Works Festival

Her work at UT Austin has included: Static, The Scarlet Letter, and Dance Repertory The atre’s Roots and Wings. This fall she worked

the Arts (Las Vegas, NV), McCleod Summer

Repertory Theatre at UT Austin. Upcoming proj ects include The Whale here in Austin, as well Hard Reset.

ues to cultivate a successful academic career

sity of West Georgia (Carrollton, GA). After

Dance and Department of Art and Art History at UT Austin. In addition, his works are part of collections all over the United States. Most

a professional designer for live performance. jaredleclairedesign.com

Baltimore, Austin, Dallas and New York. W. SCOTT BUSSEY (Technical Director) is also the technical director for Texas Performing Arts. MACKENZIE DUNN (Jean) is a junior at UT Austin. She has studied theatre at Interlochen lege Acting Program. Most recently, she per formed in The Beautiful People as “Agnes” at The Museum of Human Achievement, the UTNT (UT New Theatre) presentation 70 Secrets of Marmalade Kittens The Scarlet Letter major, Mackenzie studies advertising in the Texas Creative Sequence at UT Austin. TASHA GOREL (Hermia and theatre major with a concentration in acting. While she has focused on developing new work including the role of “Ann Druyan” in We are 100 Gun Deaths, and “Chipita Rodriguez” in The Chronicles of Badass Women, she’s also recently played “Liz Morden” in Our Country’s Good and “Emily Book” in The Sparrow. HARRISON HARVEY (Gordon and Dance and a B.A. in Plan II Honors. Har rison appeared most recently in Dial “M” for Murder JESS HUTCHINSON (Director she served as artistic director of Chicago’s New Leaf Theatre. Past productions include: Salt and Pepper (UT Austin/ZACH Theatre), We Are Star, ...Kittens (UT Austin), Arcadia, The Dining Room, The Man Who Was Thursday, Burying Miss America, Vox Pandora, Lighthousekeeping (New Leaf Theatre), Hideous Progeny (LiveWire Chicago Theatre). jesshutchinson.com

YONGMIN LEE (Scenic Designer) is a

sets, interior architecture, and stage scenery around Seoul and Busan City in South Korea. Most recently, Yongmin was the scenic de signer for Dream of Perfect Sleep, presented

tion of Salt & Pepper (Sal y Pimienta). Prior to attending UT, Dawn worked in Iowa and the Dallas area as a lighting designer, stage man ager and director.

JOSEPH KEITH WILSON (Dwight Most recently, he performed in She Loves Me as “Arpad” and The Cockeyed Kite and Dance with a focus in musical theatre, he plans to pursue acting opportunities in Europe, namely the UK.

PATRICK LORD (Projection Designer) is a integrated media design. Previous work at UT Austin includes Fall for Dance, Ears Eyes + Feet The Balloon Project ration with Patch Theatre of Adelaide, AUS). patrickwlord.com COLTON PERRY (Stage Manager involved in theatre since high school in Houston. Recent credits include stage man agement for We Are StarStuff (UT Austin), Dream of Perfect Sleep (UT Austin), and The Beautiful People. Colton will graduate in May a B.A. in Theatre and Dance with a Business Foundations Certificate. MERIN ROGERS (The Other Woman/The Stranger) is a senior in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Her past credits include roles in Curiosity Cat, Slip River, and Dead Mall. After graduating in May she plans to earn her sign language interpreting license and then SELINA ROSALES (Dramaturg production of The Only Living Boy in New York major with a focus in directing.

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CREW ASSISTANT DIRECTOR CALEB BRITTON

PROPERTIES SUPERVISOR REBECCA SWITZER

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER JOE HEIKE

PROPERTIES ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR RIKKI PEREZ

2ND ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERS JESSICA FORTE KAILEY NUNLEY

PROP MASTER RIKKI PEREZ

ASSISTANT MEDIA DESIGNER JARED LECLAIRE ASSISTANT LIGHTING DESIGNERS LAUREN GALLUP SCENE SHOP SUPERVISOR J.E. JOHNSON CHARGE SCENIC ARTIST KAREN MANESS ASSISTANT CHARGE SCENIC ARTIST EMILY HAUEISEN MASTER CARPENTER HANK SCHWEMMER LEAD CARPENTERS DWIGHT MONTEITH KATE VAUGHN GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTS MICHAEL KRAUSS YONGMIN LEE IAN LOVEALL JAMES OGDEN PRODUCTION LEADS RACHEL BENNICK JESSIE HELTON KARA KONOP BEN MATKIN ANTHONY MCCOY PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS IAN ALEXANDER KAT ANDERSON FALLON CHRISTIAN NATALIE ELLIS CHASE GLADDEN CAROLYN HARDIN MATT HODGES SARAH HORNBERGER KAT HYDE HALEY LIBBEY IAN MOSER SCARLET ROBERTSON MADISON RUSS ADAM SIMMONS CHRISTOPHER TACDERAS ANNE URBAN MALINDA WRIGHT

COSTUME CONSTRUCTION CREW AMBERLYNN BALLI DAVID BARRERA TYLER BROWN PEDRO GONZALES ANDREA HADDAD SNEHA MEHTA TERRANCE MITCHELL JOSSINA NICHOLSON BRITNEY NYE JELISA ROBINSON ROXANNE ROHMANN AMANDA SARABIA MACKENZIE SHOPPA

TEXAS PERFORMING ARTS ELECTRICS CREW MORGAN BOND MALORI CARR DASHIELL DANIELS LAUREN GALLUP JULIE MAURY MAEGAN WILSON SHELBY STARK

PROP STOCK MANAGER VICTORIA SOLORIO

WIG AND MAKEUP SPECIALIST ALLISON LOWERY

ASSISTANT AUDIO SUPERVISOR JON EVERETT

PROPS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT VICTORIA SOLORIO

WIG AND MAKEUP ASSISTANT KATIE BASKERVILLE

AUDIO BOARD OPERATOR ALEJANDRO HERRERA

PROPS CONSTRUCTION CREW JADA CADENA ALLIE DONNELLY CAROLYN HARDIN LINDSAY KELLY TERRANCE MITCHELL CHRIS MONTALVO ESTHER PERALEZ SELINA ROSALES

WARDROBE CREW SUPERVISOR KRISTIN WOMBLE

PROP SHOP GRADUATE ASSISTANT TEENA SAUVOLA PROP ARTISAN KIARA MCGEE

PROP INTERN JULIE BRIONES SCENERY/PROPS CREW CALEB BRITON KEVIN JACAMAN JAMES JOHNSON CAMERON MELLIN AARON SCHULZE PRESTON WEDEN COSTUME SHOP SUPERVISOR PATRICIA M. RISSER DRAPERS BETTY CHLYSTEK SARAH LANKENAU 1ST HANDS JUSTIN COLLINGS SWETA VAKANI STITCHERS ANDIE DAY ANNE LAWRENCE LUXIOA WANG CHIN–HUA YEH COSTUME SHOP PROJECT MANAGER KRISTEN WELLER COSTUME PRODUCTION CREW CHIEFS EMILY ROBERTSON KRISTEN WELLER

WARDROBE CREW PATRICIA BENNETT JASMIN CASTANON CALLI CONTI ROSALIND FAIRES BRIANA GARCIA CALLIE HACKER COSTUME CRAFTS SUPERVISOR TANYA OLALDE COSTUME CRAFT ASSISTANT KELLY RUIZ COSTUME SHOP OFFICE ASSISTANT MATTHEW HERNANDEZ COSTUME STOCK SUPERVISOR PATRICIA M. RISSER COSTUME STOCK MANAGER HOPE BENNETT COSTUME STOCK ASSISTANTS SHAKAILA JONES CASEY MCCOOL LAURA ROGERS SUPERVISING ELECTRICIAN AUSTIN SHIRLEY PRODUCTION ELECTRICIAN MAEGAN WILSON LIGHTING DESIGN TEACHING ASSISTANTS RACHEL ALULIS ANDREW CARSON DAWN WITTKE

LIGHT BOARD OPERATOR BAILEY GRIMMETT AUDIO SUPERVISOR MICHAEL MALAK

PROJECTION ADVISOR SVEN ORTEL PROJECTION ENGINEER STEPHANIE BUSING PROJECTION OPERATOR MEGAN LYLES COSTUME DESIGN ADVISOR SUSAN MICKEY COSTUME TECHNOLOGY ADVISOR JAMES GLAVAN DIRECTING ADVISOR SARAH RASMUSSEN DRAMATURG ADVISOR ANDREW CARLSON SCENIC DESIGN ADVISOR WILLIAM BLOODGOOD LIGHTING DESIGN ADVISOR MICHELLE HABECK STAGE MANAGEMENT ADVISOR RUSTY CLOYES PHOTOGRAPHER LAWRENCE PEART ACADEMIC PRODUCTION MANAGER DAVID STEWART GRAPHIC DESIGNER MORGAN BATHE MONICA GRIFFIN CAROLINE MCNIEL SPECIAL THANKS SCRIPTWORKS SEED SUPPORT PROGRAM

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