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AS YOU LIKE IT
AS YOU LIKE IT

January 19 - February 19, 2012

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Ted Pappas

A rosy glow of romance follows young nobles into the Forest of Arden.

Smart, feisty, and funny, the role of Rosalind is one of The Bard's greatest inventions. At the palace, Rosalind and Orlando fall for each other at first sight, but their courtship is cut short when she is banished by the Duke. Disguised as a boy, Rosalind flees into the Forest of Arden, only to meet Orlando once again. What ensues for Rosalind and her companions is described as "the triumph of Shakespearian romantic comedy." As You Like It is sure to create the same sense of enchantment as The Public's delightful A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Featuring original music composed by Michael Moricz.

RUNNING TIME:  Approximately 2 hours, 30 minutes.

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Presented by:

The original score for As You Like It is made possible by a generous gift from Richard P. and Virginia C. Simmons.

The costumes for As You Like It are made possible by a generous gift from Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pagliari.

The performance of Gretchen Egolf as Rosalind is made possible by a generous gift from the Audrey Hillman Fisher Foundation.

 


THEO ALLYN* (Phoebe) is thrilled to be making her Pittsburgh Public Theater debut! A teaching artist-in-residence at the University of Pittsburgh, she was most recently seen as Nellie Lovett in Pitt Rep’s production of Sweeney Todd. Regional credits include Izzy in Rabbit Hole (Hudson Stage), Gretchen in All Through the Night (Red Fern Theatre), and the title role in Mezzulah, 1946 (Florida Stage). Pittsburgh credits include work with City Theatre, Off the Wall, Terra Nova Theatre, Pittsburgh Irish & Classical, Bricolage, and The REP.


ROSS BICKELL* (Duke Frederick/Duke Senior) recently appeared in the award-winning movie, The Fighter. His performances at Pittsburgh Public Theater include The Royal Family, The Little Foxes, The Gin Game, Arms and the Man, Romeo and Juliet, The Subject Was Roses, Mary Stuart, RolePlay, and The Tempest. He was also seen locally in A Marriage Minuet directed by Tracy Brigden at City Theatre. He appeared on Broadway in Noises Off, The Iceman Cometh, and A Few Good Men. Off-Broadway credits include the OBIE-winning Waste, Remembrance, Privates on Parade, Somewhere in the Pacific, The Crucible, and Down by the Ocean. Regional theater credits include productions for Long Wharf, Arena Stage, Alley Theatre, Huntington Theatre, Hartford Stage, Guthrie Theater, Kennedy Center, Pioneer Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, and Merrimack Rep. Film and television: “30 Rock,” “Law & Order,” Comedy Central’s “Strangers With Candy,” “Fantasy Island,” “WKRP in Cincinnati,” Major Payne, and Airport ’77.


 
DAVID BIELEWICZ (Jaques De Boys/Forester) is delighted to return to The O’Reilly stage for a second time with the Pittsburgh Public Theater family. He was seen in Electra earlier in this Red Hot season. Other Pittsburgh theater credits include work with Musical Mysteries and More, Gemini Children’s Theater, Stage Right, and Point Park’s Conservatory. In 2008 he created the role of Radical Man in Streets of America by Matthew Riopelle and Broadway’s Michael Rupert. Film credits include: Jeff Donnelly in Anything Goes, Montressor in Cask of Amontillado, Rob Kenesaw in the comedy short Code Monkey, and as the Casino Bartender in Hollywood and Wine. When not busy in theater, he is either working tirelessly on writing and producing original music or performing new works with a multitude of local artists.


JULIA COFFEY* (Celia) Off-Broadway: The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd at The Mint Theater (Drama League nomination) and The Trip to Bountiful at The Signature Theatre Company. Regional: Once in a Lifetime, ACT; Portia in The Merchant of Venice, The Shakespeare Theater Company in Washington DC; Absurd Person Singular, Barrington Stage; The Importance of Being Earnest, Playmakers Repertory; Romeo and Juliet, Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Pygmalion and Twelfth Night, Shakespeare Santa Cruz; as well as appearances at Cincinnati Playhouse, St. Louis Repertory, Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Repertory, The Colony Theater, and A Noise Within. Training: Florida State University and London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.


ALEX COLEMAN* (Corin/Sir Oliver) is delighted to be back for his eighth show at Pittsburgh Public Theater, and his seventh with favorite director, Ted Pappas. Alex played Merlin in last year’s production of Camelot, both Egeus and Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Carmine Carducci in Harry’s Friendly Service, Baron Van Swieten in Amadeus, Egeon in The Comedy of Errors, the First Messenger in Oedipus the King, and, for director, Eddie Gilbert, Reb Nachman in The Dybbuk. Film credits include: Silence of the Lambs, Achilles’ Love, Houseguest, Roommates, “Alone in the Neon Jungle” for CBS-TV, and the featured role of General Braddock in the PBS Special Series, “The War That Made America.” Dr. Coleman is currently enjoying his retirement from the University of Pittsburgh as an Associate Professor Emeritus of Theatre Arts, and is thoroughly engaged with his new-found interest: the Civil War – having worn more than his fair share of hot costumes over the years, he has vowed never to become a reenactor! He is, however, writing a book.


CHRISTIAN CONN* (Orlando) theater credits include Desire Under the Elms (Broadway); Venus in Fur (Studio Theatre); the title role in the world premiere of David Ives’ The Liar, The Beaux’ Stratagem and Love’s Labor’s Lost (Shakespeare Theatre); Angels in America and All My Sons (Playmakers Rep); The Lieutenant of Inishmore and Bug (Syracuse Stage); King Lear (IRT and Syracuse Stage); The Grapes of Wrath, The Comedy of Errors, The Rivals, Scapin, The Merchant of Venice and Antony and Cleopatra (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); Playboy of the Western World (Hangar Theatre); Pudd’nhead Wilson and The Taming of the Shrew (The Acting Company); Carthage and The Woodpecker (O’Neill Theatre Center). He’s done a few TV shows and a couple films you’ve never seen. BFA, Rutgers. www.christianconn.com


DON DiGIULIO (Dennis/Lord/Forester) is thrilled to return to Pittsburgh Public Theater after having appeared as Mordred in last season’s production of Camelot. Don is the Artistic Director of No Name Players, with whom he has directed or been featured in numerous productions, most recently the Pittsburgh premiere of The Mistakes Madeline Made. Next up, Don will be producing No Name Players’ fourth annual SWAN Day Celebration of Pittsburgh’s Women Artists in March. Locally, Don has worked with City Theatre, Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, Pittsburgh Musical Theater, Pittsburgh CLO, Unseam’d Shakespeare, and Bricolage among others.


GRETCHEN EGOLF* (Rosalind) is thrilled to return to The Public after appearing as Jacqueline Kennedy in The Secret Letters of Jackie and Marilyn! Broadway: Jackie and Ring Round the Moon. West End: Jackie. Off-Broadway: plays at Second Stage, Dodger Stages, The Flea, The Vineyard, and others. Regional: A Streetcar Named Desire (Guthrie), Design for Living (Shakespeare Theater), Private Lives (Barrington Stage), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Globe), among others. Film: The Namesake, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Quiz Show. TV: series regular and recurring roles in “Journeyman,” “Roswell,” “Law & Order SVU,” and “Martial Law”; guest star roles in: “The Good Wife,” “Blue Bloods,” “Lie to Me,” “Criminal Minds,” “CSI Miami,” “Ghost Whisperer,” “NCIS,” “Medium,” “Without a Trace,” and others. TV movies: The Two Mr. Kissels, Gleason. Training: Juilliard.


LISA ANN GOLDSMITH* (Audrey) Pittsburgh: The Courtesan in The Comedy of Errors (Pittsburgh Public Theater); Macbeth in Macbeth 3 (Unseam’d Shakespeare); Mrs. Cratchit in A Musical Christmas Carol (Pittsburgh CLO); Bertha Rochester in Jane Eyre, Caroline Bingley/Mrs. Gardiner in Pride and Prejudice, and Arte O’Neal in The Shaughraun (Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre); Alto/Sheep/et al in Candide (Quantum); Annie in The Real Thing, Sue/Sandra in The Exonerated, and Beth in Eastburn Avenue (The REP); Vespa de Amore in Chicks With Dicks (Bricolage). Off-Broadway and regional credits include Katie in Savior (Manhattan Ensemble Theatre); Eugenia in The London Cuckolds and Martine in A Doctor in Spite of Himself (Protean Theatre Company); Alla Nazimova in Valentino: The Musical (42nd Street Theatre); Lady Macbeth in Macbeth (Human Race Theatre Company); Viola in Twelfth Night and Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Tulsa Shakespeare in the Park). Film roles include The Next Three Days, Love and Other Drugs, and the upcoming One for the Money.


DOUGLAS HARMSEN* (Touchstone) has appeared at Pittsburgh Public Theater in Romeo and Juliet, Medea, Mary Stuart, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, and The Importance of Being Earnest. Other theater: King Lear, The Visit (Broadway), Angels in America (National Tour), Arcadia, Gross Indecency, The Pillowman, Amadeus, A Flea in Her Ear, Copenhagen, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Racing Demon, Life With Father, Uncertainty, Season’s Greetings, Candida, Treasure Island, The Miser, The Elevation of Thieves (Denver Center), Angels in America, The Little Foxes (Seattle’s Intiman), All’s Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare Theatre, Washington DC), Inherit the Wind, Carthaginians (Williamstown), Proof, Lobby Hero (Lizard Head, Telluride).


DANIEL KRELL* (Le Beau/Amiens) is happy as always to be back at The Public where this production marks his 18th appearance. Some favorite Public credits include Circle Mirror Transformation, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Metamorphoses, Amadeus, Cabaret, Oedipus the King, Much Ado About Nothing, and Sweeney Todd. Most recently Dan was seen as Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol for Pittsburgh CLO. Dan has acted in major roles in the area’s professional theaters such as City Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, Quantum, Bricolage, Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, and the Playhouse Rep to name a few and in regional theatres such as Clarence Brown Theater and Gateway Playhouse among others. For three years Dan was a member of PlayMakers Repertory Company (North Carolina) where he earned his MFA and is a veteran of many films, commercials, industrials, and voice-overs.


CHRIS LANDIS* (Silvius) is happy to return to Pittsburgh Public Theater where he was last seen as Leo in The Little Foxes. New York credits: H4 (Resonance Ensemble), Out of the Sandbox (2009 Midtown International Theatre Festival). Regional: Lost In Yonkers (Pioneer Theatre Company); Shakespeare’s R&J (The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis); The Merry Wives of Windsor, Romeo and Juliet, Richard II, and Of Mice and Men (The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); Three Musketeers (u/s The Acting Company); A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Skin Of Our Teeth (Chautauqua Theatre Company, 2001).


 
ANDERSON MATTHEWS* (Jaques) last appeared at Pittsburgh Public Theater as Arthur in Superior Donuts. Regional credits include Arena Stage, Hartford Stage, The Old Globe, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse, and Contemporary American Theatre Festival, among many others. Broadway credits include The Robber Bridegroom, Peter Ustinov’s Beethoven’s Tenth, and Arcadia at Lincoln Center. Off- Broadway he appeared in Ten by Tennessee and spent 19 months as Boolie in Driving Miss Daisy. Way Off-Broadway he appeared in The Cradle Will Rock at London’s Old Vic. Television credits include “The Equalizer” and “Law & Order.” He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.


NOBLE SHROPSHIRE* (Adam/Mar-Text) has appeared at The Public in Camelot and The Price. Broadway: Underling (replacement and tour) in The Drowsy Chaperone; Royal National Theatre’s premiere of Tennessee Williams’ Not About Nightingales with Trevor Nunn; and Candida at Roundabout. He performed for nine seasons with Off-Broadway’s Classic Stage Company where title roles included Hamlet, Peer Gynt, Tartuffe, and Leonce & Lena, as well as the Fool in King Lear, Mephisto in Faust, Hummel in Ghost Sonata, Robespierre in Danton’s Death, and Gayev in The Cherry Orchard. He has also appeared Off-Broadway as Parris in The Crucible at Roundabout and at La Mama. Regional: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Alley Theatre, ART, Arena Stage, Asolo, Cincinnati Playhouse, City Theatre, Denver Center, Great Lakes, Hartford Stage, Phoenix Theatre, Pioneer Theatre Co., PlayMakers, Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Stage West, and Westport Country Playhouse. Television: Roger Stifdik in “Strangers with Candy,” “Loving,” and “All My Children.” Film: The Uninvited and The Asylum Seekers. Training: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London.


LINDSAY SMILING* (Charles/William/Hymen) is delighted to make his Pittsburgh Public Theater debut. Recent credits include Othello (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), Superior Donuts (Dorset Theatre Festival), Treasure Island (Off-Broadway), Charlotte’s Web (Two River Theatre Company), Macbeth (Wilma Theater), Blue Door (Victory Gardens Theater), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare on the Sound), Defiance (Bristol Riverside Theatre), The Sunset Limited (Human Race Theater), The Mojo and the Sayso (ACT/The Hansberry Project), Take Me Out (Mixed Blood Theater/Human Race Theater), Lobby Hero and Of Mice and Men (Walnut Street Theater), Trick the Devil (New Freedom Theater), Resurrection Blues and Jesus Hopped the A Train (Wilma Theater), and Richard III (Lantern Theater). Film/TV credits include “Hack,” “As the World Turns,” The Daily Grind, and Brother. Mr. Smiling’s next production will be Othello at Milwaukee Repertory Theater.


DAVID WHALEN* (Oliver) returns to Pittsburgh Public where he has appeared in Electra, God of Carnage, The Royal Family, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He just finished playing Sherlock Holmes in The Mask of Moriarty for Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre. Also for PICT: Stuff Happens, Betrayal, Salome, Pride and Prejudice, and Doubt, among many others. Other Pittsburgh appearances include: City Theatre in Opus, Speak American, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and The Morini Strad; Quantum in Cymbeline; Take Me Out for barebones (director). He played Padraic in The Lieutenant of Inishmore at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (2009 Kevin Kline Award for Best Actor). He is a former Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Performer of the Year. Last Spring, he played Claudius in Hamlet at the Folger Theatre in Washington DC (2010 Helen Hayes Award for Best Production of a Play). He has played leading roles across the country, Europe, and in New York including: The Roundabout Theatre, South Coast Repertory (10 productions), Houston’s Alley Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company (Barrymore Awards for Take Me Out), Arden (Barrymore Awards for Opus), Hartford Stage, The Roundhouse, Center Stage in Baltimore, Huntington Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, McCarter Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Clarence Brown Theatre, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Biennale Festival in Venice, Italy, among others. TV & Film credits include: One Shot, 61*, The Xmas Tree, Black Dahlia, My Bloody Valentine 3D, True Blue, Without Warning, Indictment: The McMartin Trial, “Three Rivers,” “Diagnosis: Murder,” “All My Children,” and “The Guiding Light.” Next up, The Monster in the Hall at City Theatre.

TED PAPPAS (Director) celebrates his 12th season as Producing Artistic Director of Pittsburgh Public Theater and his 19th year of close association with the company as a director. He has staged 39 productions for The Public, including the works of Euripides, William Shakespeare, Friedrich Schiller, Oscar Wilde, Gilbert & Sullivan, Lillian Hellman, and Stephen Sondheim. Some highlights include Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Kaufman & Ferber’s The Royal Family, Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus, Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses, Kander & Ebb’s Cabaret, the American premiere of Alan Ayckbourn’s RolePlay and the world premiere of Zeller & Collier’s The Chief, which played The O’Reilly for seven seasons and was filmed. His career began in New York City where he worked at Playwrights Horizons, Joseph Papp’s Public Theater, John Houseman’s The Acting Company, New York City Opera under the leadership of Beverly Sills, and shows on and off Broadway. His regional credits are numerous and varied and include productions for Williamstown Theatre Festival, Arena Stage in Washington DC, The Kennedy Center, the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto’s Royal Alexandra, and Goodspeed Musicals. He staged a hiphop concert hosted by Harry Belafonte which galvanized the Cannes Film Festival, directed a Las Vegas extravaganza for impresario Steve Wynn, and served as choreographer for NBC’s legendary series “Saturday Night Live.” He studied Shakespeare with Samuel Schoenbaum and modern drama with Eric Bentley, and holds degrees from Northwestern University and Manhattan’s Hunter College. He is a past president of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, the national labor union.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (Playwright) was born in April of 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, a prosperous town in the Midlands of England. Little is known about his childhood, but he most likely received some portion of a classical education at Stratford’s grammar school, the King’s New School. At the age of 18, he was married to Anne Hathaway, a woman eight years his senior who was pregnant with their first daughter, Susannah, at the time. In 1585, a set of twins, Hamnet and Judith, were born. Nothing more is known of Shakespeare until he reappears, already living in London, in 1592, working as an actor and writer. His poetry (The Rape of Lucrece, Venus and Adonis and the 154 Sonnets) earned him early fame, but his lasting reputation rests on the 38 plays he wrote, modified, or collaborated on. His plays written during the 1590s were primarily comedies and history plays such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, Henry V, and Richard III. During the first decade of the 1600s, he turned to tragedy, and his four great tragedies – Macbeth, Hamlet, King Lear, and Othello – were written during these years. His final period was characterized by mixed-genre tragicomedies and romances such as The Winter’s Tale, Pericles, and his final play, The Tempest. He retired from acting and writing in 1611, and returned to New Place, the fine Stratford manor house that his lifetime of hits had paid for. Shakespeare died of unknown causes on April 23, 1616. In 1623, a group of his friends published 36 of his plays – 18 of which had never before seen print – in a single volume, now known as The First Folio, which ensured Shakespeare’s lasting fame as the most significant writer in the history of the English language.

MICHAEL MORICZ (Composer) has written original music for theater, dance, television and the concert hall, and created special arrangements for such artists as Renee Fleming, John Lithgow, Tommy Tune, Marvin Hamlisch, Chita Rivera, B. E. Taylor, Linda Lavin, the Pittsburgh Symphony, and many others. In dance he’s worked extensively with American Ballet Theatre, the Mark Morris Dance Group, the Juilliard School and Houston Ballet, and for a decade here with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. He arranges and conducts the Nederlanders’ annual “Jimmy Awards” on Broadway and was proud to be the music director for the final five seasons of “Mister Rogers Neighborhood” on PBS. As You Like It is Michael’s seventh original score for Pittsburgh Public Theater.

JAMES NOONE (Scenic Designer) designs for Pittsburgh Public Theater include Electra, Camelot, The Royal Family, Time of My Life, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Little Foxes, Harry’s Friendly Service, Metamorphoses, The Lady With All the Answers, The Odd Couple, The Comedy of Errors, This Wonderful Life, and Amadeus. Mr. Noone’s Broadway credits include A Bronx Tale, Come Back Little Sheba, Match, Urban Cowboy, A Class Act, Judgment at Nuremberg, Jekyll and Hyde (Drama Desk, American Theater Wing Design Awards), The Rainmaker, Night Must Fall (Drama Desk nomination), Getting and Spending, The Sunshine Boys, The Gin Game, and Inherit the Wind. Off-Broadway credits include Fully Committed, Full Gallop, Three Tall Women, Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, The Boys in the Band, Cowgirls, Breaking Legs, The Green Heart (Lincoln Center Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons, Primary Stages, Roundabout Theatre, Atlantic Theater, Second Stage). Regional credits include Huntington Theatre Company, Goodspeed Musicals, Long Wharf Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Washington Opera, Canadian Opera, Portland Opera, Geffen Playhouse, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and Cleveland Play House. Tours included Jekyll and Hyde (1999), The Belle of Amherst, The Gin Game, Deathtrap, Three Tall Women, Stieglitz Loves O’Keefe, and also The History of Sex at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas and Latin Soul in Atlantic City. He is the recipient of several design awards, including the Drama Desk, American Theatre Wing, two Helen Hayes, and the LA Ovation awards. Mr. Noone currently heads the Scenic Design Program at Boston University.

GABRIEL BERRY (Costume Designer) designed the costumes for Electra, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Medea, Things of Dry Hours, and Man of La Mancha for Pittsburgh Public Theater. Recent projects include King Lear (New York Public Theater) and She Stoops to Conquer for the Williamstown Theater Festival. Upcoming projects include The Total Bent (New York Public Theater), Food and Fadwah (New York Theater Workshop), and Ainamadar (Teatro Real, Madrid).

KIRK BOOKMAN (Lighting Designer) returns to Pittsburgh Public Theater where he has designed several productions, including Electra, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The World Goes ’Round, Metamorphoses, Oedipus the King, The Tempest, and Ain’t Misbehavin.’ He recently designed Charles Busch’s new Off-Broadway play The Divine Sister. For the National Actors Theatre: The Sunshine Boys (Jack Klugman and Tony Randall), The Gin Game (Julie Harris and Charles Durning), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and Right You Are. For the Irish Rep: Bedbound, Playboy of the Western World, Eclipsed, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Major Barbara. Other New York productions: What Then (Ohio Theatre), The Cook (Intar Theatre 53), Recent Tragic Events (Playwrights Horizons, starring Heather Graham), My One Good Nerve (starring Ruby Dee), The Green Heart (Manhattan Theatre Club), Rude Entertainment, The Book of Liz (David and Amy Sedaris), Les MIZrahi (Isaac Mizrahi), As Thousands Cheer, and June Moon. Ballet productions with: English National Ballet, Santiago Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, and Kansas City Ballet. For the San Francisco Symphony: Thomashefsky, Of Thee I Sing, Oedipus Rex, Nightingale, A Flowering Tree (directed by Peter Sellars), and El Nino. Most recently: Company for the New York Philharmonic.

ZACH MOORE (Sound Designer) most recently designed the sound for Red here at The Public, and Sweeney Todd for the University of Pittsburgh where he teaches sound design. He has designed more than 55 productions at Pittsburgh Public, including the recent productions of Electra, God of Carnage, Superior Donuts, and Circle Mirror Transformation (also original music); the world premieres of The Chief, Harry’s Friendly Service, The Glorious Ones, The Secret Letters of Jackie and Marilyn, and Paper Doll; the American premieres of The Bird Sanctuary and RolePlay (also original music); as well as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Metamorphoses, Cabaret, Oedipus the King, I Am My Own Wife, Anna in the Tropics, Man of La Mancha, Tea, Wit, and You Can’t Take It With You. Other designs include House and Garden (Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre), Completely Hollywood (abridged) (Reduced Shakespeare Company), The Bird Sanctuary (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), Falsettos (The Huntington), Paper Doll (Long Wharf Theatre), and Fully Committed (PPT, Dallas Theater Center, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, and McCoy/Rigby Productions). Zach also plays guitar in Hero Destroyed, whose latest album, THROES, was released worldwide last summer.

RANDY KOVITZ (Fight Director) at Pittsburgh Public Theater, Randy staged fights for Superior Donuts and The Comedy of Errors and acted in The Odd Couple. His work has been seen on and off Broadway, at the Kennedy Center, the Mark Taper Forum, Yale Rep, South Coast Rep, and many others. Highlights include the world premiere productions of Angels in America and Burn This, the Broadway production of The Kentucky Cycle, Sir Peter Hall’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and four seasons at the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespearean Festival. Film credits include The Ballad of the Sad Cafe with Vanessa Redgrave and Keith Carradine, the animated feature Quest for Camelot, The Addams Family — as fencing double for Raul Julia — and most recently Racing Daylight with David Strathairn. Randy is also an actor with many stage, film and TV credits, a writer, and director. His short film Lightweight is currently playing at festivals around the country.

McCORKLE CASTING, LTD. (Casting) Pat McCorkle (C.S.A.) and associates are currently casting for the New York productions The Toxic Avenger (Broadway), Over the Rainbow (Broadway), The Seventh Monarch (Off-Broadway), and Tribes (Off-Broadway). On Broadway, they have cast High with Kathleen Turner, The Lieutenant Of Inishmore, The Glass Menagerie, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, Amadeus, She Loves Me, Blood Brothers, A Few Good Men, among many others. Notable Off-Broadway projects include: Our Town, Almost Maine, Ears on a Beatle, Down the Garden Paths, Killer Joe, Mrs. Klein, Driving Miss Daisy. Their feature film projects include: Ghost Town, Secret Window, Basic, The Thomas Crown Affair, The 13th Warrior, Madeline, Die Hard With a Vengeance, School Ties, etc. Television casting includes: “Electric Company,” “Californication” (Emmy nomination), “3Lbs.,” “Barbershop,” “Chapell’s Show,” among others. Premium Rush, a feature for Sony Pictures, is scheduled for summer 2012 release.

RUTH E. KRAMER* (Production Stage Manager) is delighted to return to Pittsburgh Public Theater for her 15th season. Camelot, The Royal Family, Amadeus, Cabaret, RolePlay, The Mikado, Man of La Mancha, and Forum are among her favorite, previous productions. Other credits include the Off-Broadway productions of Anne of Green Gables and Tovah: Out of Her Mind, stints at the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Riverside Theatre of Vero Beach, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Pioneer Theatre Company, Goodspeed-at- Chester, Great Lakes Theater Festival, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Ogunquit Playhouse, and Trinity Repertory Company; touring with Pilobolus Dance Theatre; six seasons at Maine State Music Theatre and six at Mountain Playhouse in Jennerstown. Ms. Kramer lives in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC, is an avid Geocacher, has visited all of the 32 Bridges and Arches in Central Park, and proudly serves on the National Council of Actors’ Equity Association.

FREDRIC H. ORNER* (Assistant Stage Manager) Pittsburgh Public Theater: Superior Donuts, The Price, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Rabbit Hole, Radio Golf, The Glorious Ones, Cabaret, Amadeus, The Comedy of Errors. For Pittsburgh CLO: A Musical Christmas Carol, Miss Saigon, The Producers, Curtains, Hairspray, The Student Prince. Broadway: Private Lives, Waiting in the Wings, If You Ever Leave Me…I’m Going With You, The Capeman, Laughter On the 23rd Floor, City of Angels, A Few Good Men, Mule Bone, Sunday in the Park With George (original cast), St. Joan, Our Country’s Good. National Tours: Cats, City of Angels, Laughter On the 23rd Floor. Off- Broadway: Indian Blood, The Syringa Tree, Beast On the Moon, Big Bill (Lincoln Center Theater), Hamlet, The Death of Von Richthofen (Public Theater). Elsewhere: MUNY (St. Louis), American Repertory Theater, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Long Wharf Theatre, Hartford Stage, McCarter Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Roundabout Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Pasadena Playhouse, ACT (Seattle), Theatreworks (Mountainview, CA). He also has stage managed tours in the UK, Ireland, and Canada.


 

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