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THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND DANCE

OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD BY TIMBERLAKE WERTENBAKER

OSCAR G. BROCKETT THEATRE OCTOBER 18 - 27, 2013


OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD

cast

Brad Billeaudeaux

Kyle Connealy

Ja'Michael Darnell

Will Douglas

Austin Dowling

Cody Dale Edgar

Ian Eisenberg

Tasha Gorel

Kevin Hippler

Nate Jackson

Shanaya Kapai

Luke Linsteadt

Trent Lockwood

Stephen Mabry

Lisa Veronica Martinez

Cameron Mellin

Megan Rabuse

James Sandison

Aya Seidemann

Adam Simmons

By Timberlake Wertenbaker OCT. 18, 19, 23-26 AT 8PM OCT. 20, 27 AT 2PM OSCAR G. BROCKETT THEATRE WINSHIP BUILDING

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN UTEXAS.EDU/FINEARTS/TAD FALL 2013

THIS PRODUCTION WAS CREATED IN COLLABORATION BY THESE ARTISTS: Rachel Alulis - Lighting Designer • James Daniels - Director Carolyn Allingham Hardin - Stage Manager • Everett Lunning - Dialect Coach Mercedes O’Bannion - Costume Designer • James Ogden - Scenic Designer David Vieira - Technical Director

CAST Captain Arthur Phillip, RN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Connealy Major Robbie Ross, RM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ian Eisenberg Captain David Collins, RM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Will Douglas Captain Watkin Tench, RM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Luke Linsteadt Captain Jemmy Campbell, RM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nate Jackson Reverend Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ja’Michael Darnell Lieutenant George Johnston, RM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brad Billeaudeaux Lieutenant Will Dawes, RM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Trent Lockwood 2nd Lieutenant Ralph Clark, RM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cameron Mellin 2nd Lieutenant William Faddy, RM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Austin Dowling Midshipman Harry Brewer, RN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adam Simmons Aboriginal Australian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ja’Michael Darnell John Arscott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James Sandison Dabby Bryant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Megan Rabuse Black Caesar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ja’Michael Darnell Ketch Freeman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cody Dale Edgar Liz Morden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tasha Gorel Duckling Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aya Seidemann John Wisehammer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin Hippler Mary Brenham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Shanaya Kapai Meg Long . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lisa Veronica Martinez Robert Sideway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephen Mabry

There will be one ten minute intermission.

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act one

director’s notes

The Voyage Out A lone Aboriginal Australian describes the arrival 3.

Punishment

4.

The Loneliness of Men

5.

An Audition

6.

The Authorities Discuss the Merits of the Theatre Harry and Duckling Go Rowing

9.

with the Aborigines. The convicts and the soldiers who accompanied them and it was years before the hard scrabble existence began to improve. Nothing improved for the Aborigines.

The Women Learn Their Lines

The greatest irony is that the supposed solution to the convict problem didn’t

Ralph Clark Tries to Kiss His Dear Wife’s Picture

there would be less crime because there would be fewer criminals. What wasn’t

John Wisehammer and Mary Brenham Exchange Words The First Rehearsal

England was attempting to solve its huge crime problem by addressing the symptom and not the cause. Today we look back on Georgian England as an the massive poverty that surrounded the good taste and brilliance of the elite.

act two

handkerchief. Even a nine-year-old child was shipped out. The laws were brutal

Visiting Hours

those who committed a crime as “a sort of excrementitious mass.”

His Excellency Exhorts Ralph

These events are the context for Our Country’s Good

3. Harry Brewer Sees the Dead 4. The Aborigine Muses on the Nature of Dreams 5. The Second Rehearsal

The

6. The Science of Hanging The Meaning of Plays Duckling Makes Vows 9. A Love Scene

Wertenbaker has fashioned a tale of redemption and transformation. We hope you enjoy the performance.

The Question of Liz Backstage

-James Daniels

The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes and The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally.


WHO’S WHO CREATIVE TEAM Rachel Alulis (Lighting Designer) is from Chicago and holds a B.A. from the College of Holy Cross. She is a second-year M.F.A. candidate in lighting design. Her previous work at UT Austin includes (Re)singing from the Underspace choreographed by Charles O. Anderson and Suspicious Dinner Festival presented by the University Co-op piece by Diana Small. Her work in Chicago includes assistant lighting designer for Old Times (Strawdog Theatre Company).

James Daniels (Director) received his M.F.A. from the Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory. James has been a professional actor and

Mercedes O'Bannion (Costume Designer) is a second-year M.F.A. costume design candidate. She has a B.A. in theatre design and production from Arizona State University. Recent design credits for dance include: Light Night: the Bike Light Dance Project Perception Unveiled and Turning It. Theatre credits include: Slip River Dead Mall and Suspicious Dinner for the Cohen New Works Festival presented by the University Co-op and 70 Secrets of Marmalade Kittens for UTNT (UT New Theatre).

James V. Ogden (Scenic Designer) is completing his third year in the theatrical design graduate has designed River City and The Kingdom for The Scarlet Letter well as Slip River and Amelia at the Edge for the the University Co-op. James is looking forward to returning to Chicago after graduating in the

he was the director of the B.F.A. Performance Program at Western Michigan University.

Carolyn Allingham Hardin (Stage Manager) is a senior undergraduate stage management has stage managed The Chronicles of Badass Women and Light Night: the Bike Light Dance Project. She also production managed last Carolyn stage managed Jesus Christ Superstar at the Wortham Theatre in Houston as well as several productions at New York’s Stagedoor Manor.

David Vieira (Technical Director) is a third-year M.F.A. in Design candidate. His research is focused on structural and mechanical design standards for live entertainment scenery. technical director at The Santa Fe Opera for three years. David has worked at Centerstage He received his B.F.A. from Texas Christian

WHO’S WHO CAST Brad Billeaudeaux (Lieutenant George Johnston, RM) is a third-year B.F.A. Theatre Studies major. credit is “Polonius” in Hamlet he plans to teach high school theatre.

Kyle Connealy (Captain Arthur Phillip, RN) began

performing in high school in the Austin area. In member in the original mime drama This, Uh Body with Austin Mime Theatre. His most recent credit is "Frank" in 70 Secrets of Marmalade Kittens school English.

Ja'Michael Darnell (Reverend Johnson, Aboriginal Australian, Black Caesar

workshops on Commedia dell’arte and clowning. Recent credits include “B” in Kill Floor in Amelia at the Edge And Then Came Tango River City.

Will Douglas (Captain David Collins, RM) is in his “Hanschen” in Alpha Psi Omega’s production of Spring Awakening. He has also appeared in the department productions of Love’s Labour’s Lost River City The Cherry Orchard and The Threepenny Opera will receive his B.A. in Theatre and Dance.

Austin Dowling (2nd Lieutenant William Faddy, RM) is a second-year undergraduate in the Department of Theatre and Dance. He has been in a variety of shows including: Dearly Departed Thoroughly Modern Millie Bye Bye Birdie The Dining Room The First Steps in the Cohen New Works Festival presented by the University Co-op. He plans to go to graduate school. Cody Dale Edgar (Ketch Freeman) was recently seen as “Governor Bellingham” in the department’s production of The Scarlet Letter by Sarah Saltwick. This is Cody’s seventh production at UT Austin. Cody is a fourth-year plans to teach theatre and act professionally.

Ian Eisenberg (Major Robie Ross, RM) is a second-year student pursuing a B.A. in Theatre and Dance with a focus in acting and directing

and a B.S. in Radio/Television/Film. His recent credits include “Adult Men” in Spring Awakening (Alpha Psi Omega) and in the chorus of Broadway to Bluegrass Concert by Ramin Karimloo (UT Austin).

Tasha Gorel (Liz Morden) is in her fourth year at UT Austin. Her recent credits include roles in We are Starstuff and The Letter as a part of the presented by the University Co-op. She also worked on Kirk Lynn's 100 Gun Deaths The Chronicles of Badass Women with UTNT (UT New Theatre). Other credits include "Marguerite" in Dearly Departed and "Haddie" in Unexpected Tenderness. Kevin Hippler (John Wisehammer) is a third-year

transfer student from Bossier Parish Community College in Louisiana. Some of his favorite roles at BPCC include “Nicky” in Avenue Q and “Cornelius” in The Matchmaker. He has also director of the Canterbury Summer Theatre in

Nate Jackson (Captain Jemmy Campbell, RM)

began performing in his high school’s UIL One-Act Play competition and with community theatres throughout Northeast Texas. His favorite roles include “Willy Loman” in Death of a Salesman One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Tango. Nate is a double major in Theatre and Journalism.

Shanaya Kapai (Mary Brenham) has had a passion

for acting pulsing through her veins since she was three years old. Her most recent performance was in The Vagina Monologues

Luke Linsteadt (Captain Watkin Tench, RM) is in his a B.F.A. in Theatre Studies. He was last seen as "Ernst" in Alpha Psi Omega (APO)'s production of Spring Awakening. His other APO credit includes "Dr. Sanderson" in Harvey.

Trent Lockwood (Lieutenant Will Dawes, RM) started acting after reluctantly attending a drama club Trent recently portrayed "Leslie" in Love, Sex and the I.R.S (Frisco Community Theatre). Once he


WHO’S WHO Stephen Mabry (Robert Sideway) is a second-year B.F.A. Theatre Studies major. He became

Texas. His recent credits include “Tock” in Slip River and “Kitten” in 70 Secrets of Marmalade Kittens.

Lisa Veronica Martinez (Meg Long) is a second-year credits include "Marisela" in The Women of Juarez the University Co-op) and "Rosa" in Quinceawhat? (Teatro Vivo).

Cameron Mellin (2nd Lieutenant Ralph Clark,

RM credits include the lead in Third Street (Cohen New Works Festival presented by the University Co-op) and an ensemble member in Andrew Hinderaker's Colossal. His favorite role was in Un-American at the Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre in Arlington.

Megan Rabuse (Dabby Bryant) is a senior B.A. candidate in Theatre and Dance and Plan II. Shakespeare at Winedale summer class.

Spyker" in The Priceless Slave (The Cohen New Works Festival presented by the University Co-op) Door Theater.

James Sandison (John Arscott) began performing in His most recent credit includes "Whitney" in Stonewater Rapture (Round About Players). He Dance.

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Aya Seidemann (Duckling Smith) is a second-year student who fell in love with theatre in high school where she performed roles such as "Grace Farrell" in Annie and "Catherine" in Standing on My Knees “Woman” in Spring Awakening and “Gloria” in Gold Getters. Adam Simmons (Midshipman Harry Brewer, RN) began performing in high school in the San Antonio area. His recent credits include “Cogsworth” in Beauty and the Beast and “Millet” in Fuddy Meers. He is pursuing a B.A. in Theatre and Dance and hopes to attend graduate school.

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CREW 1ST ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER SLOAN BUFFUMROBBINS 2ND ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER JULIE MAURY ASSISTANT COSTUME DESIGNERS ANDIE DAY CASEY MCCOOL

KAT HYDE KELLY OTA ABIGAIL VELA PROPERTIES SUPERVISOR R. SWITZER PROPERTIES ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR RIKKI PEREZ PROP MASTER R. SWITZER

ASSISTANT SCENIC DESIGNER TEENA SAUVOLA

PROP SHOP GRADAUTE ASSISTANT TEENA SAUVOLA

ASSISTANT LIGHTING DESIGNER ANDREW CARSON

PROP CARPENTER YONGMIN LEE

SCENE SHOP SUPERVISOR J. E. JOHNSON CHARGE SCENIC ARTIST KAREN MANESS ASSISTANT CHARGE SCENIC ARTIST EMILY HAUEISEN MASTER CARPENTER KATE VAUGHN LEAD CARPENTER HANK SCHWEMMER GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTS MICHAEL KRAUSS YONGMIN LEE PATRICK LORD IAN LOVEALL JAMES OGDEN PRODUCTION LEADS MASON BAKER RACHEL BENNICK JESSIE HELTON KARA KONOP MATT SMITH PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS KAT ANDERSON NATALIE ELLIS CAROLYN HARDIN BEN MATKIN ANTHONY MCCOY SCARLET ROBERTSON CHRISTOPHER TACDERAS ANNE URBAN SCENIC ART INTERN KRISTINA TIJENNA FALL 2013 SCENIC ART CLASS MOSE BROWN MELODY CHEN HANNAH HAMRICK JACLYN HILL

PROPS ARTISAN KIARA MCGEE PROP STOCK MANAGER VICTORIA SOLORIO PROPS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT VICTORIA SOLORIO PROPS CONSTRUCTION CREW DANIEL BERKOWITZ KIARA MCGEE ESTHER PERALEZ SNEHA MEHTA

COSTUME CREW TEACHING ASSISTANTS EMILY ROBERTSON KRISTEN WELLER COSTUME CONSTRUCTION CREW BRIGETTE BERLANGA MALORIE DRAGNA RACHEL NURSEY MEGAN NYE ROXANNE ROHMANN AMANDA SARABIA ARNOLODO TREVINO WIG AND MAKEUP SPECIALIST ALLISON LOWERY WIG AND MAKEUP ASSISTANT KATIE BASKERVILLE WARDROBE CREW TEACHING ASSISTANT KRISTIN WOMBLE WARDROBE CREW JULIA BAUER COURTNEY CHRISTINE RACHEL CROWELL CAMERON DAVIS JORDAN MARANTO MADISON PALOMA REBECCA WALACH LIZ WASEM BRIA WASHINGTON VANESSA WOODS

SCENERY/PROPS CREW MARK BARNES JOSHUA FISHER CHRISTIAN HENLEY

COSTUME CRAFTS SUPERVISOR TANYA OLALDE

COSTUME SHOP SUPERVISOR PATRICIA M. RISSER

COSTUME CRAFT ASSISTANT KELLY RUIZ

DRAPERS BETTY CHLYSTEK NELLIE KRUZ SARAH LANKENAU EMILY ROBERTSON SWETA VAKANI KRISTEN WELLER

COSTUME SHOP OFFICE ASSISTANTS ELYSSE ALVERADO FRANCES MOLINA

1ST HANDS JUSTIN COLLINS SWETA VAKANI KRISTIN WOMBLE

COSTUME STOCK ASSISTANTS SHAKAILA JONES LAURA ROGERS MELINDA WRIGHT

STITCHERS ANDIE DAY ANNE LAWRENCE LUXIAO WANG CHIN-HUA YEH COSTUME SHOP PROJECT MANAGER DARCY WEBERG

COSTUME STOCK MANAGER HOPE BENNETT

SUPERVISING ELECTRICIAN AUSTIN SHIRLEY PRODUCTION ELECTRICIAN MAEGAN WILSON

LIGHTING DESIGN TEACHING ASSISTANTS RACHEL ALULIS LARRY LEHEW DAWN WITTKE SENIOR LIGHTING TECHNICIANS MORGAN BOND ANDREW CARSON JULIE MAURY PO-YANG SUNG MAEGAN WILSON LIGHTING TECHNICIANS TY CLARK JENEFER DE LA FUENTE CAROLYN ALLINGHAM HARDIN ERIN HAYNES TERRANCE MITCHELL JONATHAN STURGEON NOLAN THOMAS LIGHT BOARD OPERATOR CHERRY MENDOZA AUDIO SUPERVISOR MIKE MALAK AUDIO BOARD OPERATOR CORY LOCKWOOD COSTUME DESIGN ADVISOR SUSAN MICKEY COSTUME TECHNOLOGY ADVISOR JAMES GLAVAN SCENIC DESIGN ADVISOR RICHARD ISACKES LIGHTING DESIGN ADVISOR MICHELLE HABECK STAGE MANAGEMENT ADVISOR RUSTY CLOYES ACADEMIC PRODUCTION MANAGER DAVID STEWART PHOTOGRAPHER DANIEL CAVAZOS LAWRENCE PEART GRAPHIC DESIGNERS MONICA GRIFFIN CAROLINE MCNIEL SPECIAL THANKS TO: DR. SHAUNNA SHANDRO

OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD Program  

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