Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Our Town continues to leave audiences awestruck with wonder and a shared sense of our humanity. Guided by an amiable stage manager, the theatre becomes turn-of-the-century Grover’s Corners, where the occurrences of everyday life reveal universal truths about community and love, life, and death. “A hauntingly beautiful play” (The New York Times), Our Town is both deeply allegorical and endlessly captivating. Directed by STC’s Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul (Camelot), Our Town will celebrate the artists who call the DMV-area home.

All titles, artists, and dates subject to change.


Health and Safety

For the run of Our Town, STC will require that all patrons provide proof of vaccination to attend any performances or events. In addition to audiences, STC has mandated COVID-19 vaccinations for all performers and theatre staff. Please visit our Health and Safety page for full guidelines about providing proof of vaccination at the theatre.

Only performers and people invited onstage for talkbacks will be unmasked. We ask that attendees remain masked while within our venues, including during performances, unless they are eating and drinking in designated lobby areas. STC is committed to the safety and wellbeing of everyone in our spaces, and we are monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and will make adjustments as needed. Thank you for your understanding.






Our Town

May 12, 2022 - Jun 12, 2022

Sidney Harman HallBy Thornton Wilder
Directed by Alan Paul
Production Sponsors:
Share Fund
Anita M. Antenucci
Bonnie and Louis Cohen
John and Meg Hauge
Maureen and Michael McMurphy

2021/22 Season Sponsors:
Michael R. Klein and Joan Fabry
Harman Family Foundation

Restaurant Partner:
Jaleo
The Performers
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  • Mrs. Webb: Felicia Curry
    Felicia Curry
    Mrs. Webb
    Mrs. Webb
    Felicia Curry

    STC: Will on the Hill. NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: We Three LizasDMLRR: The BrontesPetite Rouge. TOURS: KC: Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka | Mattel/Live Nation: Barbie Live!, Capitol Steps. REGIONAL: Berkshire Theatre Group, VA Repertory Theatre, Gulfshore Playhouse Signature Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, Arena Stage, Factory 449, The Kennedy Center, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Round House Theatre, Studio Theatre, Rep Stage, MetroStage. AWARDS: Berkshire Theatre Award nomination (Nina in Nina Simone: Four Women), RTCC Award (Celie in The Color Purple), Helen Hayes Award (Lela in Lela & Co.). OTHER: Company Member: Factory 449, Everyman Theatre | Ford’s Theatre Artistic Associate | Host of WETA Arts. PERSONAL: she/her/hers | Training: University of Maryland, College Park | Instagram: @thefeliciacurry. 


    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers. 

  • Constable Warren: Elliot Dash
    Elliot Dash
    Constable Warren
    Constable Warren
    Elliot Dash

    STC: Kiss Me, Kate; As You Like It; Hamlet; Henry V; Macbeth; Volpone; All's Well That Ends Well. NEW YORK: The Acting Company | Tour '2000. REGIONALArena Stage: The Pajama Game | Folger Theatre: Elizabeth the Queen | Olney Theatre Center: The Little Mermaid | Ford's Theatre: A Christmas Carol, Little Shop of Horrors, Civil War | Wayside Theatre: Othello, Driving Miss Daisy | Northern Lights Playhouse: Show Boat, Little Shop of Horrors, Lend Me a Tenor | Arrow Rock Lyceum: Little Shop of Horrors, Driving Miss Daisy. PERSONAL: Elliot is also a teacher and photographer. | Teaching: Shenandoah University, University of South Carolina, The Sheridan School | Training: MFA in Acting, University of South Carolina, Full season internship: The Shakespeare Theatre Company | Instagram: @elliotdashphoto | Web: ElliotDash.Photograph. 

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers. 

  • Sam Craig: Josh Decker
    Josh Decker
    Sam Craig
    Sam Craig
    Josh Decker

    STC: Academy for Classical Acting: Much Ado About Nothing (Claudio). REGIONAL: Marcus Performing Arts Center: The Comedy of Romeo & Juliet Kinda Sorta | Cooperative Performance: A Piece of My Heart | Forge Theatre: Asuncion. TELEVISION: Paradox Division, Works in Progress, Reading Between the Lines. PERSONAL: he/him/his | Training: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh: BA, STC’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University: MFA candidate | Instagram: @josh_t_decker.

  • Mrs. Gibbs: Natascia Diaz
    Natascia Diaz
    Mrs. Gibbs
    Mrs. Gibbs
    Natascia Diaz

    STC: Measure for Measure (Mariana), Othello (Bianca, u/s Emilia). NEW YORK: Broadway: Man of La Mancha (Antonia, u/s Aldonza), Seussical (BirdGirl). Off-Broadway: Grand Hotel (Rafaela), Jacques Brel, Tick, Tick... Boom! (opposite Joey McIntyre, LA Ovation Award nomination), Saturday Night. NATIONAL TOUR: West Side Story (Anita, Chicago Jeff Award, St. Louis Kevin Kline Award). REGIONAL: Hartford Stage: Ah, Wilderness! (Lily Miller) | Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: Collective Rage: A Play in Five Bettys (Betty #3, world premiere)| Signature Theatre: Passion (Fosca, 2019 Helen Hayes Award), The Threepenny Opera (Jenny, Helen Hayes Award nomination) | MetroStage: Jacques Brel (Woman 1, 2013 Helen Hayes Award), Savage in Limbo (Denise Savage), ROOMS (Monica, Helen Hayes Award in a tie with Chita Rivera) | The Muny: Chicago (Velma, St. Louis Critics Award nomination). FILM: Every Little Step (self).  TELEVISION: FBI, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU. Website: NatasciaDiaz.com 

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers. 

  • Dr. Gibbs: Eric Hissom
    Eric Hissom
    Dr. Gibbs
    Dr. Gibbs
    Eric Hissom

    NATIONAL TOUR: The 39 Steps. REGIONAL: Arena Stage: Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike, JQA | Ford’s Theatre: Born Yesterday, Twelve Angry Men | Folger Theatre: Cyrano, Arcadia, The Winter’s Tale, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Macbeth, Love’s Labor’s Lost | Studio Theatre: The Effect | Theater J: Everything is Illuminated, Life Sucks, Body of an American | Round House Theatre: Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, The Great Leap | Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play | La Jolla Playhouse: The 39 Steps | Milwaukee Repertory Theater: Eurydice | Seattle Repertory Theatre: The 39 Steps | Asolo Repertory Theatre: Glengarry Glen Ross, The Great Society | Syracuse Stage: Around the World in Eighty Days | Cleveland Play House: The Game’s Afoot. FILM: Out of Time (with Denzel Washington, Dir. Carl Franklin)TELEVISION: One Tree Hill, Xena, Mortal Kombat. AWARDS: Helen Hayes Award (Bernard in Arcadia at Folger Theatre). PERSONAL: Training: Florida State University’s Asolo Conservatory: MFA | Website: EricHissom.com.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Joe Crowell/Si Crowell: Hudson Koonce
    Hudson Koonce
    Joe Crowell/Si Crowell
    Joe Crowell/Si Crowell
    Hudson Koonce

    REGIONAL: Axelrod TheatreA Bronx Tale (Young C), Gypsy (Newsboy). TELEVISION: Disney Fam Jam. PERSONAL: Hudson is a singer and competitive dancer in Hip Hop and Contemporary styles with his dance studio. Rep: BEA. Management: Linda Townsend Management | Training: Adrenaline Dance Studio, Broadway Artist Alliance | Instagram: @HudsonKoo.

  • George Gibbs: Jake Loewenthal
    Jake Loewenthal
    George Gibbs
    George Gibbs
    Jake Loewenthal

    NEW YORK: NY Fringe & Encores: Bunked! | NYMF: Open the Dark Door. REGIONAL: Signature Theatre: Rent (Mark Cohen) | Hartford Stage: MacbethLa Dispute | Trinity Rep: A Christmas Carol | Quintessence Theatre Group: King Lear | Playhouse on Park: Cabaret | Theater at Monmouth: Henry V, Richard III, Dial M For Murder | Short North Stage: Bad Jews, The Rocky Horror Show, Noises Off (director) | Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre: Young Frankenstein. TRAINING: Brown University/Trinity Rep: MFA | Instagram: @jake_loew | JakeLoewenthal.com.  

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Mrs. Soames: Sarah C. Marshall
    Sarah C. Marshall
    Mrs. Soames
    Mrs. Soames
    Sarah C. Marshall

    STC: The Comedy of Errors (Dr. Pinch), The Government Inspector (Grusha), Macbeth (Witch), Pericles (Ceremon). REGIONAL: Berkshire Theatre Festival: The Book Club Play | Arena Stage: The Glass Menagerie, How I Learned to Drive, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Women, You Can’t Take it With You, Briarpatch, The Miser, Blithe Spirit, Execution of Justice | Studio Theatre: Doubt, AdmissionsThe Apple Family PlaysGolden Dragon, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Miss Margarida’s Way, Sylvia, Betty’s Summer Vacation | Folger Theatre: The Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It, Twelfth Night | Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: Zombie: The American; Civilization; In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play; Dead Man’s Cell Phone; Clean House; The Dead Monkey; Wanted | Round House Theatre: Angels in America, Camille, The Cherry Orchard, Love and Anger, Escape from Happiness, Criminals in Love, Baby with the Bathwater. TEACHING: Georgetown University, Duke Ellington School of The Arts.   

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Wally Webb: Tommy Nelson
    Tommy Nelson
    Wally Webb
    Wally Webb
    Tommy Nelson

    NATIONAL: On Point National Dance Competition (First Place Overall National Champion Junior Soloist). REGIONAL: Kennedy Center: Alvin Ailey American Dance TheatreRevelations | City Dance: Creating the Magic | Strathmore Music Center | UniverSoul Circus Pre-Show | FILM: Showtime’s The Comey Rule (2020) (Child Protestor). PERSONAL: he/him/his. Tommy is an award-winning dancer/performer. Training: Linda Townsend Feature Films/Commercials Workshops. 

  • Emily Webb: Chinna Palmer
    Chinna Palmer
    Emily Webb
    Emily Webb
    Chinna Palmer

    REGIONAL: Round House Theatre: Nollywood Dreams (upcoming) | Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: Fairview. FILM: Akata BoysThe Zeke Sanders Story, Train, We Find Love. AWARDS: American Black Film Festival: Web Series Official Selection (Perfect). OTHER: Perfect (web series); Homebound: We Wear the Mask (Round House Theatre web series) | Washington Post: Throwback Thursday series. PERSONAL: she/her/hers. Chinna is a student of life taking every step “rooted in Love; driven with Purpose; in search of Truth.” | Teaching: Young Playwright’s Theatre; Howard University (Acting for TV/Film TA) | Training: Howard University: BFA in Acting; British American Drama Academy: Midsummer in Oxford | Instagram: @chinna.palmer 

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Rebecca Gibbs: Maisie Ann Posner
    Maisie Ann Posner
    Rebecca Gibbs
    Rebecca Gibbs
    Maisie Ann Posner

    REGIONAL: Signature Theatre: The Story of Walter | American University: The Women | Friends Community School: Red: A Crayon Story. FILM: Lulu & Josie. PERSONAL: Maisie Ann Posner is a fifth-grader at Friends Community School.

  • Joe Stoddard: Suzanne Richard
    Suzanne Richard
    Joe Stoddard
    Joe Stoddard
    Suzanne Richard

    REGIONAL: Ford’s Theatre: A Christmas Carol | Studio Theatre: A Clockwork Orange | Folger Theatre: All’s Well That Ends Well | Washington Shakespeare Company: A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Longacre Lea: Bald Soprano | Project Y: The Crackwalker | Imagination Stage: Perfectly Persephone | 1st Stage: Italian American Reconciliation | Taffety Punk: Julius Caesar. INTERNATIONAL: Liz Lerman’s Dance Exchange: Ferocious Beauty-Genome (Tour). FILM: Franmeister (Franmeister), The Snowflake Crusade, Odyssey. PERSONAL: she/her/hers. Susie is Artistic Director of Open Circle Theatre where she received Helen Hayes Award nominations for Outstanding Direction and Musical in a Regional Production as well as the Theatre Lobby Award for Jesus Christ Superstar. Additionally, she is the recipient of the Montgomery County Executive’s Excellence in the Arts Community Award, is a member of The Kennedy Center’s Culture Caucus, and directs the annual musical at Farquhar Middle School in Olney. | Teaching: Artstream, Georgetown University | Training: UNC-Chapel Hill: BA in Acting | OpenCircleTheatre.org.  

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Howie Newsome: Christopher Michael Richardson
    Christopher Michael Richardson
    Howie Newsome
    Howie Newsome
    Christopher Michael Richardson

    STC: Macbeth. TOURS: Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play!, National Players Tour 65. REGIONAL: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: A Strange Loop | Arts on the Horizon: Jingle Journey (Co-Creator/Composer), Everyday Magic | Signature: Assassins, Gun and Powder | Kennedy Center TYA: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! The Musical! | Olney Theatre Center: Matilda | Ford’s Theatre: The Wiz, Into the Woods | Round House Theatre: The Book of Will | Imagination Stage: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown | Know Theatre of Cincinnati: Andy’s House of [blank]. PERSONAL: he/him/his. Christopher is a director, teaching artist, and proud DCCAH Fellow (FY20FY22). | Training: The College of William & Mary: BA in English and Theatre | CMRich.me.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Professor Willard: Kimberly Schraf
    Kimberly Schraf
    Professor Willard
    Professor Willard
    Kimberly Schraf

    REGIONAL: Arena Stage: The Heiress; Ah, Wilderness!; The Women | Ford’s Theatre: Death of a Salesman, Our Town, The Laramie Project, The Carpetbagger’s Children, Sabrina Fair | Studio Theatre: The Apple Family Play Cycle, Hedda Gabler, Frozen, Crestfall | Everyman Theatre: Pipeline, You Can’t Take It with You, Proof | Folger Theater: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead | Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: Measure for Pleasure, The Gigli Concert, Watbanaland | Olney Theatre Center: The Diary of Anne Frank | Mosaic Theater Company: Oh, GodVicuña & the American Epilogue | Round House Theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, A Prayer for Owen Meany | Theater J: The Sisters Rosensweig, The Admission, Hannah and Martin. INTERNATIONAL: Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You. TELEVISION: Homicide: Life on the Streets. PERSONAL: Teaching: The Theatre Lab, Georgetown University | Training: St. John’s College: BA.  

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Simon Stimson: Tom Story
    Tom Story
    Simon Stimson
    Simon Stimson
    Tom Story

    STC: Affiliated Artist; Peter Pan and WendyThe School for LiesThe Taming of the ShrewThe Winter’s Tale (2014 Free For All and mainstage), The Government InspectorThe Merry Wives of WindsorCymbelineTwelfth Night (2010 Free For All and mainstage), Richard IIHenry VDesign for LivingMajor BarbaraThe RivalsTwelfth Night (1995 Free For All), Measure for Measure. REGIONAL: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: Shipwreck | Synetic Theatre: Three Men in a Boat | Arena Stage: The Book Club Play, Oliver! | Ford’s Theatre: Our TownSabrina FairA Christmas Carol1776The Glass Menagerie | Round House Theatre/Olney Theatre Center: Angels in America | Round House Theatre: Georgia McBride (director| Mosaic Theater Company: Blood Knot | Berkshire Theatre Festival: The Book Club PlayThe Glass MenagerieAmadeusSecret Lives of the SexistsThe Heidi ChroniclesThe MisanthropeMoby Dick–RehearsedCamelotLife’s a DreamDesign for Living (director) | Studio Theatre: POP!The Wolfe TwinsThe Invention of LoveThe York RealistIvanovA NumberThe PillowmanThe Rocky Horror Show, Moth (director), Terminus (director), Silence! The Musical | Folger Theatre: As You Like It; The School for ScandalHenry IV, Part 1 | Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, McCarter Theatre Center, Kansas City Repertory, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Seattle Repertory Theatre. AWARDS: Seven Helen Hayes Award nominations; Fox Foundation Fellowship. TRAINING: Duke University; The Juilliard School.  

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Stage Manager: Holly Twyford
    Holly Twyford
    Stage Manager
    Stage Manager
    Holly Twyford

    STC: Harold Pinter’s Old Times (Anna; Emery Battis Award for Acting Excellence). REGIONAL: Close to eighty productions in the Washington Metropolitan area, including Arena Stage, Studio Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and more. Nationally, Ms. Twyford has appeared in various productions and readings in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Red Bank, NJ, and Santa Cruz, CA. DIRECTING: No Rules Theatre Company: Stop Kiss | Adventure Theatre MTC: A Lump of Coal for Christmas | Studio Theatre 2ndStage: Edgar and Annabel, Mary Kate Olsen is in Love | Theater J: Becoming Dr. Ruth | Signature Theatre: Escaped Alone | Factory 449: The Amish Project (Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Director). OTHER: She has appeared on the small screen and in several independent films, most recently the feature film Dakota. Her credits also include numerous commercials, voiceovers, and educational and training films. AWARDS: Multiple Helen Hayes Award nominee and five-time winner for Folger Theatre’s Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), Studio Theatre’s The Shape of Things, Signature Theatre’s The Little Dog Laughed, Folger Theatre’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Ford’s Theatre’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. PERSONAL: Ms. Twyford is proud to be a Lunt-Fontanne Fellow, a member of the Studio Theatre’s Cabinet, and a Ford’s Theatre Associate Artist. Ms. Twyford is proud to be a resident of Washington, D.C.

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Mr. Webb: Craig Wallace
    Craig Wallace
    Mr. Webb
    Mr. Webb
    Craig Wallace

    STC: Affiliated Artist; Numerous productions including Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2The Government InspectorRomeo and Juliet; Julius Caesar; Antony and Cleopatra; Tamburlaine; Edward II. REGIONAL: Ford’s Theatre: Death of a SalesmanA Christmas CarolFencesThe Guard (Helen Hayes Award nomination), The Laramie ProjectOur TownNecessary Sacrifices, Sabrina Fair, Jitney | Round House Theatre: A Doll’s House, Part 2; “Master Harold”...and the BoysPermanent Collection; Tabletop; The Little Prince | Folger Theatre: District MerchantsTwelfth NightThe Taming of the Shrew, CyranoMuch Ado About Nothing, Othello (Othello), As You Like ItTwelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, Measure for Measure | Arena Stage: All the WayThe Great SocietyK2, All My Sons, The Great White HopeHot-n-Throbbing | Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company: Botticelli in the FireThe Last Orbit of Billy Mars, Tommy J & Sally, Our Lady of 121st Street, Starving | Everyman Theatre: The Cherry Orchard, The Soul Collector | Signature Theatre: Angels in America, Parts One and Two (Helen Hayes Award nomination for Part Two) | Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Hangar Theatre. TEACHING: STC’s Academy of Classical Acting at The George Washington University, Howard University. TRAINING: Howard University: BFA; Pennsylvania State University: MFA; Royal National Theatre, London.  

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

  • Ensemble: Summer Wei
    Summer Wei
    Ensemble
    Ensemble
    Summer Wei

    INTERNATIONAL: Beijing, China: Macbeth (Lady Macbeth), The Removalists (Kate), Così (Ruth), Grounded (The Pilot);  ¥16.5 (The Woman). CHINESE LANGUAGE NATIONAL MUSICAL TOURS: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Rosemary), Man Of La Mancha (Antonia), Avenue Q (Christmas Eve). FILM: Shadows And Lies, The Thing in the Bag, The Jiu Jitsu Girl, Mama, Magic Mirror, Fleeting Time. TELEVISION: Blue Sky, Great Team, Love Is Love. PERSONAL: Summer is a native Chinese who lives in Beijing where she has acted in both English and Chinese on stage and in film and television. Along with performing in many Chinese plays and films, Summer has been an actress in numerous China premieres of western plays. Our Town is her first professional production in America. | Training: STC’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University: MFA candidate; The Central Academy of Drama in Beijing, China: PhD in Acting and Directing; Yunnan Arts University, Kunming, China: MFA and a BA in Theater and Acting.

  • Baseball Player: Travis Xavier
    Travis Xavier
    Baseball Player
    Baseball Player
    Travis Xavier

    REGIONAL: Imagination Stage: 10 Seconds | Stageworks Theatre: Superior Donuts | Howard University: The Two Noble Kinsmen (Palamon), Spell No.7, Urinetown: The Musical. | OTHER: STC’s 2020 Virtual Gala. PERSONAL: Training: STC’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University: MFA candidate, Howard University: BFA in Acting | Instagram: @freegracetrizzy | TravisXavier.com.


The Artistic Team
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  • Alan Paul
    Director
    Director
    Alan Paul

    STC: Associate Artistic Director; All the Devils Are Here: How Shakespeare Invented the Villain; Peter Pan and WendyThe Comedy of Errors (Helen Hayes Award Nomination, Best Director); Romeo and Juliet (mainstage and 2018 Free For All); Camelot; Kiss Me, Kate; Man of La Mancha (Helen Hayes Award Nomination, Best Director); A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Helen Hayes Award, Best Director); The Boys from Syracuse; The Winter’s Tale (2014 Free For All); Twelfth Night (2010 Free For All); As You Like It (Associate Director); Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 (Associate Director); numerous galas, readings, and special events; Assistant Director: 13 shows. THEATRE DIRECTING: 5th Avenue Theatre: Kiss Me, Kate | Arena Stage: The Pajama Game | Signature Theatre: I Am My Own Wife | Studio Theatre 2ndStage: Silence! The Musical (Helen Hayes Nomination, Best Director), The Rocky Horror Show | MetroStage: Fully Committed | University of Maryland: The Matchmaker | Apex Theatre Company: Richard II. OPERA DIRECTING: Palm Beach Opera: The Pirates of Penzance (with Stephanie Blythe) | Portland Opera: Man of La Mancha | Washington National Opera: Penny (premiere) | numerous works for Urban Arias, The In Series, Strathmore Concert Hall, Wolf Trap Opera and the National Symphony Orchestra. PERSONAL: Finalist for the 2013 European Opera Directing Prize (Vienna, Austria) | AlanPaulDirector.com.


  • Wilson Chin
    Scenic Designer
    Scenic Designer
    Wilson Chin

    STC: The Way of the World. NEW YORK: Broadway: Pass Over (Lucille Lortel Award nomination), Next Fall. Off-Broadway: Manhattan Theatre Club: Cost of LivingBy the Water | Ma-Yi Theater Company/The Public Theater: Teenage Dick | DR2 Theatre: A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet | MCC Theater: Space Dogs | The Public Theater/La Jolla Playhouse: Wild Goose Dreams | Playwrights Horizons: The Thanksgiving Play | The Playwrights Realm: My Mañana Comes | Roundabout Theatre Company: Too Much, Too Much, Too Many | Atlantic Theater Company: The Jammer | AudibleTheater/Minetta Lane Theatre: Sakina’s Restaurant | Second Stage Theater: Engagements | Primary Stages: Informed Consent. OPERA: Lyric Opera of Chicago: Lucia di Lammermoor | Canadian Opera Company: Eine Florentinische Tragödie/Gianni Schicchi (Dora Mavor Moore Award). FILM/TELEVISION: Pass Over (dir. Spike Lee), NBC’s Blindspot. PERSONAL: Eastern Region Board member of Local USA 829. Instagram: @wilsonchindesign. 


  • Sarafina Bush
    Costume Designer
    Costume Designer
    Sarafina Bush

    NEW YORK: Broadway: Pass Over. Off-Broadway: Playwrights Horizons: Heroes of the Fourth Turning (Obie Award) | Greenwich House Theater: Broadway Bounty Hunter | LCT3: Plot Points, Pass Over. REGIONAL: Geva Theatre Center: Slow Food | Kitchen Theatre Company: Cry It OutThe Royale | Art House Productions: Not Medea; Grace, or The Art of Climbing | Araca Project: The White Dress | Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company: One Flea Spare | Rising Circle Theater Collective: This Time | Arena Stage: Good Men Wanted | The Barrow Group: Couriers and Contrabands | NewYorkRepWhy You Beasting?. OTHER: Associate and assistant costume design credits on and off-Broadway. PERSONAL: Education: Adelphi University, BA. 

     


  • Yi Zhao
    Lighting Designer
    Lighting Designer
    Yi Zhao

    STCHamlet. NEW YORK: Broadway: The Skin of Our Teeth (upcoming). Off-Broadway: Lincoln Center Theater: Greater ClementsPipeline | Manhattan Theatre Club: Actually (Manhattan Theatre Club) Signature Theatre: FabulationIn the BloodThe Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World | Soho Rep: ThunderbodiesRevolt. She Said. Revolt Again.FUTURITY | New York Theatre Workshop: Dreaming Zenzile (upcoming), The House That Will Not StandRed Speedo. REGIONAL: Repertory Theatre of St Louis/McCarter Theatre Center/ArtsEmersonDreaming Zenzile | Yale Repertory Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Mark Taper Forum, Dallas Theater Center, Wilma Theater, American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company. INTERNATIONAL: Theaternatur Festival (Germany). OPERA: Opera Omaha, ArtsEmerson, Curtis Institute of Music, Prototype Festival, Hong Kong Arts Festival. DANCE: Sasha Waltz & Guests (Germany), Ballet de Lorraine (France), Nichole Canuso Dance Company. UPCOMING: Norwegian National Opera and Ballet; Chicago Lyric Opera; Opera Colorado; Opera Philadelphia. AWARDS: 2019 Henry Hewes Design Award; 2016 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Theatre. PERSONAL: Website: Yi-Zhao.com 

     


  • John Gromada
    Sound Designer
    Sound Designer
    John Gromada

    STC: Peter Pan and Wendy, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Much Ado About Nothing. NEW YORK: Broadway: Composed music and/or designed sound for more than 40 Broadway productions, including All My Sons, The Elephant Man with Bradley Cooper, The Trip to Bountiful with Cicely Tyson (Tony Award nomination), The Best Man (Drama Desk Award), Torch Song, All My Sons, Clybourne Park, Seminar, Man and Boy, The Columnist, Next Fall, A Bronx Tale, Prelude to a Kiss, Proof, Sight Unseen, Well, Rabbit Hole, A Streetcar Named Desire, Twelve Angry Men, A Few Good Men. Off-Broadway: Delacorte Theater: Measure for Measure | The Young Man from Atlanta, The Cake, Amy and the Orphans, Twelfth Night, Shadowlands, The Incident at Vichy, Ripcord, Old Hats, My Name is Asher Lev, The Orphans’ Home Cycle (Drama Desk and Henry Hewes Awards), The Screwtape Letters (including the national tour), Shipwrecked! (Lucille Lortel Award), The Singing Forest, Julius Caesar, The Skriker (Drama Desk Award), Machinal (OBIE Award). REGIONAL: More than 300 productions at major regional theatres | Ford’s Theatre: A Christmas Carol (radio drama on WAMU), Born Yesterday, Death of a Salesman, The Glass Menagerie, Fly, et al. TELEVISION: Score for the Emmy Award-nominated film version of The Trip to Bountiful and Showing Roots. AWARDS: NEA Opera/Music Theatre Fellowship, Connecticut Critics Circle Awards, Eddy Awards, grants from the NJ State Council on the Arts and Meet the Composer. PERSONAL: JohnGromada.net.


  • Michael John LaChiusa
    Composer
    Composer
    Michael John LaChiusa

    STC: As You Like It. NEW YORK: Broadway: The Wild Party (Tony Award nomination), Marie Christine (Tony Award nomination), Chronicle of a Death Foretold (Tony Award nomination). Off-Broadway: First Daughter Suite, Giant, Queen of the Mist (Outer Critic’s Circle Award, Best Musical), Bernarda Alba, See What I Wanna See, Little Fish, Hello Again, First Lady SuiteFour Short Operas: Break, Agnes, Eulogy For Mr. Hamm, Lucky Nurse. REGIONAL: The Old Globe: RainThe Gardens of Anuncia (World Premiere). COMMISSIONS: Chicago Lyric Opera: Lovers & Friends: The Chautauqua Variations | Houston Grand Opera: Send (who are you? I love you) written for Audra McDonald | South Coast Repertory, Oregon Shakespeare Festival. REVUES: Joe’s Pub: La La LaChiusa | Blank Theatre: Hotel C’est l’Amour | Jazz at Lincoln Center: Heartbreak Country: Michael John LaChiusa’s Stories of America. AWARDS: Five Tony Award nominations; Obie, Gillman Gonzalez-Falla, Kleban Foundation, Dramatists Guild, and 2008 and 2009 Daytime Emmy Awards.


  • Mark Jaster
    Mime and Movement Director
    Mime and Movement Director
    Mark Jaster

    MIME AND MOVEMENT CONSULTATION: Constellation Theatre: The 39 StepsEquusThe Marriage of Figaro | Baltimore Center Stage: Stones in His Pockets (with Emma Crane Jaster) | Theater J: Falling Out of Time (with Emma Crane Jaster) | Ford’s Theatre: Our Town | Round House Theatre: How to Write a New Book for the Bible, Our Town | Adventure Theatre MTC: The Jungle BookThe Red BalloonWinnie the Pooh | Imagination Stage: Corduroy | The Kennedy Center: Elephant and Piggie’s We Are in a Play!. PERFORMANCE: Round House Theatre: Uncle Vanya | Olney Theatre Center: Fickle: A Fancy French Farce | Happenstance Theater: Cabaret Macabre, BrouHaHa, Barococo, Moxie: A Happenstance Vaudeville, Bon Voyage | Maryland Renaissance Festival: A Fool Named 'O' (35 seasons)AWARDS: Helen Hayes/Robert Prosky Award for Outstanding Lead Actor: Impossible! A Happenstance Circus. PERSONAL: Training: École de Mime Corporel Étienne Decroux; Marcel Marceau Ann Arbor Summer Seminars: Teaching Assistant to Mr. Marceau | Teaching: Shakespeare Theatre Company, Maryland Opera Studio, Round House Theatre, American Academy of Ballet, Imagination Stage, Maryland Youth Ballet. OTHER: Artistic Co-Director of Happenstance Theater | HappenstanceTheater.com.


  • Emma Crane Jaster
    Mime and Movement Director
    Mime and Movement Director
    Emma Crane Jaster

    STC: Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski. NEW YORK: Heartbeat Opera (Associate Artist): Fidelio, La Susanna, Butterfly, Dido & Aeneas | Juilliard: Agrippina | Constellation Chor/Marisa Michaelson: Desire/Divinity Project, Sappho Fragments. REGIONAL: Theater J: Our Class | Round House Theatre: I’ll Get You Back Again (Associate), Young Robin Hood | Baltimore Center Stage: Stones in His Pockets | Opera Lafayette: Radamisto. FILM: Breathing Free. OTHER: International exchange: Theater Zar Poland, DaLiangShan International Theater Festival China, UTheater Taiwan. OTHER: Artist residencies: NYC: HERE Arts, BAX, Fresh Ground Pepper | San Francisco: ODC, Studio210. Artist Fellowships: DCCAH, Asian Cultural Council, Amherst College. PERSONAL: Teaching: IDEO, MoMA, Cornell Tech, University of Louisville, Georgetown University. Training: Kuttiyattam Sanskrit Theater (India), LaMama Director’s Syposium (Italy), Lecoq School for Physical Theater (France), performance from age 6 with mime father, Mark Jaster (Happenstance Theater). | Emma is a core member of the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University. 


  • Joseph Smelser
    Production Stage Manager
    Production Stage Manager
    Joseph Smelser

    STC: Resident Stage Manager; 36 productions including Once Upon a One More Time; Remember This: The Lesson of Jan KarskiThe Amen Corner (2021 remount); The OresteiaThe Panties, The Partner and The ProfitThe Comedy of ErrorsCamelotHamletThe School for LiesThe Secret Garden (also at 5th Avenue Theatre and Theater Under the Stars); The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound (also at Guthrie Theater); Kiss Me, KateMan of La ManchaThe TempestA Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the ForumA Midsummer Night’s DreamStrange InterludeAll’s Well That Ends Well. REGIONAL: Arena Stage: The HeiressLet Me Down Easy | Seattle Repertory Theatre: Eight seasons including An Ideal HusbandPlay On!Golden ChildDon JuanThe Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (with Lily Tomlin) | American Conservatory Theater: The RivalsThe CircleThe Government Inspector, Vigil | Berkeley Repertory Theatre: Journey to the WestAn Almost Holy PictureHaving Our Say | Regional Tour: Let Me Down Easy and Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 (both with Anna Deavere Smith). TRAINING: Oberlin College: BA.   

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.


  • Jossie Van Dongen
    Assistant Stage Manager
    Assistant Stage Manager
    Jossie Van Dongen

    STC: The Comedy of ErrorsRichard IIIThe Oresteia (Fellowship). REGIONAL: Stagedoor Manor: Blood BrothersSingin’ in the RainThe Hunchback of Notre Dame (SM). INTERNATIONAL: Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam: JephthaLes Contes d’HoffmanRodelindaRitratto (ASM) | Opera Zuid, Maastricht: La Voix Humaine/L’heure espagnole (PSM). TOURS: Opera Zuid, The Netherlands: Die ZauberflöteRoméo et Juliet (PSM). TELEVISION: Eurovision Song Contest 2021 (Assistant Show Producer). PERSONAL: she/her/hers. Training: Academy of Theatre and Dance, Amsterdam University of the Arts: Stage Management; Central School of Speech & Drama, London: Stage Management. 

    * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.



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