Running Time 75 minutes

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2016 SEASON
June 14 - July 3   July 19 - Aug 6
Aug 23 - Sept 10   Oct. 4-30

 




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Meet the Creative Team
 

Jonathan Tolins
Author
Plays: The Twilight of the Golds, If Memory Serves, The Last Sunday in June, Secrets of the Trade, Buyer & Cellar, and The Forgotten Woman.  He and his husband Robert Cary contributed additional material to the 2014 Broadway revival of On the Town.  Film: The Twilight of the Golds and Martian Child, both co-written with Seth E. Bass.  Television: "Queer as Folk,” The Academy Awards, The Tony Awards, “Partners,” “Grease Live!” (with Robert Cary), and “BrainDead."  Jon has written articles for Opera News, Time, and The Huffington Post, and is a panelist on the Metropolitan Opera Radio Quiz.  He lives in Fairfield, Connecticut with his husband and their children, Selina and Henry.

Stephen Brackett
Director
Select credits include: Philip Dawkins’ Le Switch (About Face Theatre), Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz’s Be More Chill (Two River Theater), Jacob Yandura and Rebekah Melocik’s Wringer (NYCCT), Bixby Elliot’s Sommerfugl (InViolet Theater), Jonathan Tolins’ Buyer & Cellar (Rattlestick Theater, Barrow Street Theatre, National Tour, London’s Menier Chocolate Factory), Anton Dudley’s City Of (Playwrights Realm), David West Read’s The Great Pretender (TheatreWorks), Lucas Kavner’s Carnival Kids (Lesser America), Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief (Theatreworks USA), Ken Urban’s The Correspondent (Rattlestick Theater), Dan Fishback’s The Material World (Dixon Place), Chad Beckim’s After (Partial Comfort), Bekah Brunstetter’s Be a Good Little Widow (Ars Nova), and The Tenant (Woodshed Collective).

Andrew Boyce
Scenic Design
Westport Country Playhouse: Loot, Twelfth Night.  NY credits with: Lincoln Center Theater, Roundabout Theatre Company, Atlantic Theater Company, Primary Stages, Rattlestick Theater, Play Company, Playwrights Realm, Cherry Lane Theatre, etc. Regional credits with: A.C.T. (SF), Actors Theatre of Louisville, Alliance Theatre, Asolo Repertory Theatre, California Shakespeare Theater, Curtis Opera, Dallas Theater Center, Geffen Playhouse, George Street Playhouse, Goodman Theatre, Kirk Douglas Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Portland Center Stage, Syracuse Stage, and Yale Repertory Theatre, among others. Andrew is a member of Wingspace, is a graduate of Yale School of Drama, and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Northwestern University Theater Department. www.andrewboycedesign.com

Jessica Pabst
Costume Design
Broadway: The Heidi Chronicles. Selected Off-Broadway:  Exit Strategy (Primary Stages); Her Requiem, Kill Floor (LCT3); Antlia Pneumatica, Marjorie Prime, Pocatello, Grand Concourse, Assistance (Playwrights Horizons); The Ruins of CivilizationBy the Water, When We Were Young and Unafraid, Murder Ballad (Manhattan Theatre Club); Fortress of Solitude (The Public Theater); Buyer & Cellar (Rattlestick Theater, Barrow Street Theatre, national tour, Chocolate Factory); a Lucille Lortel Award for The Whale (Playwrights Horizons); Drama Desk nomination for She Kills Monsters (Flea Theater). Her work has been seen regionally with Dallas Theater Center, Long Wharf Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Cleveland Play House, Center Theatre Group.

Eric Southern  
Lighting Design
Westport Country Playhouse:  Intimate Apparel. New York: Pocatello, Indian Summer (Playwrights Horizons); Steve (New Group); Rimbaud in New York (Civilians, BAM); The Few, The Correspondent - Obie Award (Rattlestick Theater); The Holler Sessions (Coil Festival); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Pearl Theatre); Buyer and Cellar (London, CTG, New York, National Tour);  Collected Stories (Carnegie Hall); Play/Pause (BAM). He has extensive work with the Obie Award-winning 600 Highwaymen.  Also: Atlantic Theater Company, Mint Theater, Baltimore Center Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, Huntington Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Magic Theatre, among others.  Eric is an adjunct faculty member at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. BFA, MFA: NYU.

Stowe Nelson
Sound Design
Off-Broadway: Indian Summer (Playwrights Horizons); Iphigenia in Aulis (Classic Stage Company); The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek, The Wayside Motor Inn (Signature Theatre); Small Mouth Sounds (Ars Nova). Regional: Macbeth, Measure for Measure (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival); Future Thinking (South Coast Repertory); Ropes (Two River Theater); 4000 Miles (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Clarkston (Dallas Theater Center). As a company member of the Mad Ones, he has designed sound for The Tremendous Tremendous, The Essential Straight & Narrow, and Samuel & Alasdair (NY IT Award, Drama Desk nom.). More info: www.wingspace.com/stowe

Alex Basco Koch
Projection Design
Projections design on Broadway: Irena's Vow (Walter Kerr Theater)Selected Off-Broadway: Bullet for Adolf (New World Stages); Goodbar (Waterwell, Under the Radar Festival, 2012); P.S. Jones and the Frozen City, Feeder (TerraNOVA Collective). Regional: Marley (Center Stage, Baltimore); The Invisible Man (Court Theatre, Chicago; Studio Theatre, Washington, DC; Huntington Theatre Company, Boston); ReEntry (Center Stage, Baltimore; Round House, Washington, DC; Actors Theatre of Louisville); 33 Variations (Capitol Repertory, Albany); La Casa de los Espíritus (Teatro Espressivo, Costa Rica; Mori Theater, Chile). Additional collaborators include The Director's Company, Theater MITU, The Woodshed Collective, The Assembly, SummerStage, Little Opera Theatre, Dixon Place, Electric Pear, Shalimar, and The New Ensemble. www.alexbascokoch.com

Sam Pinkleton
Musical Staging
Sam Pinkleton is thrilled to return to Westport Country Playhouse after dancing a very brief tango in She Loves Me in 2010. As choreographer/movement director: Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 (ART, Kazino, Broadway - Fall 2016); Amelie (Berkeley Rep, CTG - Fall 2016); Machinal (Broadway); Significant Other (Roundabout Theatre Company); Kansas City Choir Boy (ART, CTG); Mr. Burns (Playwrights Horizons); Heisenberg (Manhattan Theatre Club; Broadway - Fall 2016), and others. Director: Runaways (Encores Off-Center).  Regional: KC Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and McCarter Theatre. Collaborating Artist: Pig Iron Theatre Company, The Civilians, Witness Relocation, and The Dance Cartel. www.sampinkleton.com 

Hannah Woodward
Production Stage Manager
Hannah is very happy to be returning to the cellar with her Buyer & Cellar family.  Recent NY credits include: Buyer & Cellar (Rattlestick Theater, Barrow Street Theatre, National Tour), The Woodsman (New World Stages), Absolute Brightness… (Westside Downstairs, Kirk Douglas Theatre, LA), Nice Girl (Labyrinth), Bad Jews (Roundabout Underground), My Children! My Africa! (Signature Theatre).  Regional: McCarter Theatre, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Luna Stage, Helen Hayes Youth Theater, Ogunquit Playhouse.  

Michael Alifanz
Assistant Stage Manager

Pretty Hunger, Before Your Very Eyes, Toast, Fidelis (The Public Theater); Buyer & Cellar (Barrow Street Theatre); The 24-Hour Musicals (Grammercy Theatre, Highline Ballroom); The Other Josh Cohen (SoHo Playhouse); Chimichangas and Zoloft (Atlantic Theater); The 24-Hour Plays (American Airlines Theatre); the world premieres of Eduardo Machado’s Mariquitas and Havana Journal, 2004 (Theater for the New City); Broadway Backwards 5 (Vivian Beaumont Theater); The Last Starfighter (New York Musical Festival); Artfuckers, Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary (DR2 Theatre).  Other credits include Kissing Fidel, points of departure, and Tight Embrace (INTAR Theatre); Production Assistant for The American Plan (Manhattan Theatre Club-Friedman Theatre).  MFA in Stage Management from Columbia University. 

 

Mark Lamos    
Artistic Director
Westport Country Playhouse: Artistic Director since 2009. Broadway: Our Country's Good (Tony nomination); The Rivals, Cymbeline, Seascape (Tony nomination, best revival) for Lincoln Center Theater; The Deep Blue Sea; The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm. Off-Broadway: Tiny Alice, Measure for Measure (Lortel Awards for both); productions at Playwrights Horizons, Primary Stages, Signature Theatre, The Public Theater, Shakespeare in the Park (As You Like It). He was Artistic Director of Hartford Stage for 16 seasons (1989 Tony Award). Other theater: Kennedy Center, Canada's Stratford Festival, Guthrie Theater, Yale Repertory Theatre (Associate Artist), A.C.T., The Old Globe, Delaware Rep, Ford’s Theatre, D.C.'s Shakespeare Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and others. He was the first American to direct a company in the former Soviet Union (Moscow's Pushkin Theatre - Desire Under the Elms), and the first to act as dramaturge in the creation of a ballet, Alexei Ratmansky's The Tempest for American Ballet Theatre. His work in opera is extensive. For the Metropolitan Opera: New productions of I Lombardi with Luciano Pavarotti, and Wozzeck (both televised for “Great Performances”), as well as the world premiere of Harbison's The Great Gatsby, and Adriana Lecouvreur with Placido Domingo. He created many productions for NYC Opera, including televised productions of Paul Bunyan, Tosca, Central Park, and Madama Butterfly (Emmy Award). Other opera: Glimmerglass, Bergen National, Gothenberg, Munich Biennale, London's Barbican, L'Opera du Montreal, Chicago Lyric, Santa Fe, St. Louis, Dallas, San Francisco, and others. Lamos began his career in the theater as an actor on and Off-Broadway and in regional theater and made his film debut in Longtime Companion. He was awarded the Connecticut Medal for the Arts as well as honorary doctorates from Connecticut College, Trinity College, and the University of Hartford.

Westport Country Playhouse
The mission of Westport Country Playhouse is to enrich, enlighten, and engage the community through the power of professionally produced theater worth talking about and the welcoming experience of the Playhouse campus.  The Playhouse creates this relationship with the community and provides this experience in multiple ways by offering: Live theater experiences of the highest quality from May through October; educational and community engagement events and opportunities to further explore issues presented by the work on stage; special performances and programs for students and teachers with extensive curriculum support material; Script in Hand play readings throughout the year to deepen relationships with audiences and artists alike; the renowned Woodward Internship Program training program during the summer months for aspiring theater professionals; Family Festivities presentations from November through April to delight young and old alike and to promote reading through live theater; and the beautiful and historic Playhouse campus open for enjoyment and community events year-round. The value of the Westport Country Playhouse to all it touches is immeasurable.

 

For This Production:
Assistant Scenic Designer/Princess Grace Award Winner 2015 – 2016: Adam Rigg

Production Assistant: 
Asst. Projections:  John Erickson

Wardrobe Supervisor:  Sarah Murphy

 

Rehearsed at Westport Country Playhouse

 

 


SPECIAL THANKS

Production Sponsor
Joyce Hergenhan

Corporate Production Sponsor




To learn more about the benefits you or your company receive as a Playhouse Production Sponsor, please contact Director of Development Kathryn Gloor at kgloor@westportplayhouse.org or (203) 571-1131.

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