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ROBERT O’HARA (Director) recently released his film writing and directing debut, The Inheritance. He received the 2010 NAACP Best Director Award for his direction of Eclipsed by Danai Guiria. He received the 2010 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play for Antebellum and an OBIE Award for his direction of the World Premiere of the critically acclaimed In The Continuum at Primary Stages. He wrote and directed the World Premiere of Insurrection: Holding History at The Public Theater, which received the Oppenheimer Award for Best New American Play and was subsequently published by both TCG and Dramatist Play Service. He directed the World Premiere of Tarell McCraney’s Brother/Sister Plays (Part 2), Co-Production at McCarter Theatre/New York Shakespeare Festival. His play, BootyCandy, under his direction, was presented at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre. Recent and upcoming directing: World Premiere of Wild with Happy at The Public Theater, The Mountaintop at Arena Stage, BootyCandy at Wilma Theater. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at NYU/TISCH School of the Arts and has worked at the following theatres: Magic Theatre, CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre, Alliance Theatre, City Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, American Conservatory Theater, Goodman Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The Market Theatre in Johannesburg, Baxter Theatre Centre in Cape Town and Philadelphia Theatre Company.
CLINT RAMOS (Set and Costume Designer) Recent sets and/or costumes: Volpone (Red Bull Theater); Wild With Happy (Public Theater); Hamlet (CalShakes); Party People (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); The Common Pursuit (Roundabout Theater); The Elephant Man with Bradley Cooper (Williamstown Theater Festival); The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide … (Public Theater); After The Revolution (Playwrights Horizons); Angels in America 1&2, Hurt Village (Signature). NY: Lincoln Center Theater, Second Stage, New York Theater Workshop, Culture Project, Foundry, Ma-Yi, Women’s Project, New Georges, Naatco, Clubbed Thumb, others. Regional: American Repertory Theater, Asolo Repertory Theater, Alliance Theater, Dallas Theater Center, Guthrie, Kansas City Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Berkeley Rep, Huntington, Geva Theater, Denver Center Theater, Cleveland Play House, Cincinnati Playhouse, Long Wharf, Opera Boston, Opera Theatre of St. Louis and many others. International: Barbican (London), Thalia (Bucharest), Rijksteatern (Stockholm), O’Reilly (Dublin), Kanon (St. Petersburg), Teatro Pilipino (Manila) and others. Honors: 2010 Lucille Lortel award, 2009 TDF Irene Sharaff award, 2007 & 2009 American Theater Wing Henry Hewes award, 2008 & 2010 Drama Desk nominations. He holds an MFA in design for stage and film from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
JAPHY WEIDEMAN (Lighting Design) Broadway: Cyrano de Bergerac. Other New York: 4000 Miles, Slow Girl, All-American, Stunning, What Once We Felt (Lincoln Center); Sons of the Prophet, Tigers Be Still (Roundabout Theatre Co.); Great God Pan (Playwrights Horizons); All New People, Warrior Class, The Talls (Second Stage); Wild With Happy, The Singing Forest (The Public/NYSF); Jack Goes Boating (Drama Desk/Lortel nomination), Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Little Flower of East Orange (LAByrinth Theatre Co); Frankenstein (Soho Rep) (Drama Desk nomination). Regional: ACT, Berkeley Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, Houston Grand Opera, Huntington, La Jolla Playhouse, Magic Theatre, Old Globe, Santa Fe Opera, Shakespeare Theater, Signature Theater, Westport, Williamstown. International: West End, RSC, La Scala, Nederlandse Opera, Edinburgh Festival, Epidaurus Greece, National Theater of Korea. Upcoming: The Nance (Broadway).
LINDSAY JONES (Sound Design) Off-Broadway credits include Through the Night (Union Square/Westside Theatres), Wild With Happy (Public Theater), The Burnt Part Boys (Playwrights Horizons/Vineyard), Top Secret (New York Theatre Workshop), Rx (Primary Stages) and many others. Regionally he has designed for the Guthrie Theatre, Center Stage, American Conservatory Theatre, Hartford Stage, South Coast Repertory, Alliance, Goodman, Arena Stage, Yale Repertory, The Old Globe, Chicago Shakespeare, Steppenwolf, Lookingglass and many others. International credits include: Stratford Shakespeare Festival (Canada), Royal Shakespeare Company (England), as well as productions in Austria, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Scotland. Awards: six Joseph Jefferson Awards and 16 nominations, two Ovation Awards and three nominations, LA Drama Critics Circle Award, two ASCAP Plus Awards, two Drama Desk Award nominations, two AUDELCO nominations, as well as nominations for Henry Hewes Design, Barrymore, Austin Critics Circle, and NAACP Theatre Awards. Lindsay was also the first sound designer to win the Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award. Film scoring: HBO Films’ A Note of Triumph (2006 Academy Award, Best Documentary) and Family Practice for Sony Pictures.
JEFF SUGG (Projection Design) is a Brooklyn-based designer and multi-award winner. Selected theatre credits include: Broadway: Bring It On: The Musical, Magic/Bird, 33 Variations, Chinglish. Off-Broadway: Tribes, Compulsion, The Book of Grace, Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island, The Truth: A Tragedy, The Accidental Trilogy. Regional: Sugg has been involved with many productions at theatres including Arena Stage, The Alliance, Center Theater Group, Berkeley Rep and The Goodman. He has also worked with many renowned companies and artists including Cynthia Hopkins, Laurie Anderson and The Wooster Group. He has won a Lortel, an Obie, a Bessie and two Hewes Awards.
ELISSA MYERS CASTING, PAUL FOUQUET, C.S.A. (Casting Director) just completed casting for the PBS movie Souls on Fire to air in 2013, and the mini-series Mystery of Matter. Previously cast seven Broadway shows, including Tony-nominated Having Our Say and 25 Off-Broadway shows. Additionally, three “Movies of the Week” (with Tyne Daly, Claire Danes, Christopher Reeve, Ed Asner and Daniel J. Travanti), five pilots and two PBS specials by Wendy Wasserstein and Terrance McNally (with Bernadette Peters, Nathan Lane, Blythe Danner, Spike Lee and Paul Sorvino), the Peabody Award-Winning mini-series Liberty, as well as the Emmy Award-winning mini-series Benjamin Franklin, and John & Abigail Adams. Also cast mini-series God In America, The People v. Leo Frank, Dolley Madison and Louisa May Alcott. Some regional casting includes Denver Center, Geva Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Magic Theatre. The office has so far received 16 nominations and has won three Artios Awards for “Outstanding Achievement in Casting.”
JACEY LITTLE (Dramaturg) is the Associate Literary Manager and Dramaturg for the Alley Theatre. Before joining the Alley in 2011, Jacey worked as a freelance dramaturg for the Houston Shakespeare Festival, The Landing Theatre Company and Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre Company. Her Alley credits include Assistant Director and Dramaturg for Death of a Salesman and The Seagull and Dramaturg for Red, The Seafarer and What We’re Up Against. Jacey received her BFA from the University of Oklahoma and is currently completing her MA thesis at the University of Houston.
WILLIAM E. CRUTTENDEN III (Stage Manager) is honored to be working with Robert O’Hara again and to make his debut at the Alley Theatre. His previous credits include Woolly Mammoth Theatre: The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play, A Bright New Boise, Bootycandy, Clybourne Park, Full Circle, BOOM!, Maria/Stuart, Measure for Pleasure, and No Child … . The Public Theater (NYC): Wild With Happy (Workshop); Gulfshore Playhouse: Race; The Kennedy Center: Knuffle Bunny; Off-Broadway: Perfect Harmony; Signature Theatre: And the Curtain Rises, Sunset Boulevard, Chess, I Am My Own Wife; Shakespeare Theatre Company: 2010 Will Awards; West Virginia Public Theatre: Doubt: A Parable; Olney Theatre Center: Is He Dead?, Bad Dates, Of Mice and Men; and Imagination Stage: Twice Upon a Time.
BRETT ANDERS (Assistant Stage Manager) recently served as assistant stage manager on A Christmas Carol, Death of a Salesman and Black Coffee. He has worked as a production assistant at the Alley Theatre for the past three seasons. Previously he worked at Perseverance Theatre, The Dallas Opera, apprenticed at The Santa Fe Opera, and interned at Kanuti Gildi SAAL in Tallinn, Estonia. BFA from Ohio Northern University.
ARENA STAGE AT THE MEAD CENTER FOR AMERICAN THEATER is a national center dedicated to the production, presentation, development and study of American theater. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Director Edgar Dobie, Arena Stage is the largest company in the country dedicated to American plays and playwrights. Arena Stage produces huge plays of all that is passionate, exuberant, profound, deep and dangerous in the American spirit, and presents diverse and ground-breaking work from some of the best artists around the country. Arena Stage is committed to commissioning and developing new plays through the American Voices New Play Institute. Now in its seventh decade, Arena Stage serves a diverse annual audience of more than 300,000. arenastage.org.
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