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CLYBOURNE PARK
CLYBOURNE PARK

April 18 - May 19, 2013

Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize

By Bruce Norris

Directed by Pamela Berlin

 

This winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award inspects one house in two separate years: 1959 and 2009. In Act One, the problem centers on a black family moving into Chicago's white Clybourne Park. In Act Two, it's 50 years later and the issue is white gentrification in the now black neighborhood. Norris has conceived a sharply funny play about the minefield of personalities that must be negotiated before a community can be created.

Recommended for mature audiences.

RUN TIME: 2 hours and 5 minutes with a 15 minute intermission.

P: Preview     TGIF: Post-show entertainment in the lobby
O: Opening Night     B: Brunch Series     SF: Sunday Forum 
 

BRAD BELLAMY (Russ/Dan) is a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre and was formerly an artist in residence at Manhattan Punch Line. Brad's most recent New York appearenaces were in the Off-Broadway productions of March Madness, Alphabetical Order, and the Drama Desk-nominated So Help Me God. He played Stefano in the 400th anniversary production of The Tempest. Regional credits include Actors Theatre of Louisville, Atlanta's Alliance, Cleveland Play House, Dallas Theatre Center, Denver Center, Long Wharf, and Pittsburgh Public among others. His film appearances include Ira and Abby, Burning Point, Tied to a Chair, The Adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle, and A Kiss for Jed Wood. On television he's been seen as the special musical guest in ABC's "On the Edge," with Rodney Dangerfield in "It's Not Easy Being Me," "30 Rock," "Law & Order SVU," "Conviction," and commercials for AARP, Snickers, Sprint, Wendy's and many others. 

BJORN DuPATY (Albert/Kevin) Theater: Julius Caesar, A Comedy of Errors (The Acting Co.), Myrna in Transit (EST), The Sugar House at the Edge of the Wilderness (Ma-Yi Theater Co.) Bjorn is a lifetime member of Ensemble Studio Theatre and holds an MFA from Rutgers University. Film/TV: "All My Children," "Zero Hour." www.bjorndupaty.com

MEGAN HILL (Betsy/Lindsey) is delighted to make her Pittsburgh Public debut. Recent and favorite credits include: The House of Von Macrame (The Management/Bushwick Starr), The Bird and the Two Ton Weight (EST/Unfiltered Fest), Hand to God (EST), DisQuiet (undergroundzero), Cut (The Management), Robert Wilson's The Watermill Quintet (Implied Violence/The Guggenheim), Lonesome Winter (which she co-wrote with Joshua Conkel), The Sluts of Sutton Drive (EST/Unfiltered Fest), Fissures at the Humana Festival (Actors Theatre of Louisville), The Little Dog Laughed (Intiman Theatre), Stupid Kids (Empty Space Theatre). She has also worked at The Lark, New Dramatists, Primary Stages, Rising Phoenix Rep, San Francisco Playhouse, Studio 43, Stein/Holum, The Arden, Incubator Arts, Target Margin, Seattle Children's Theater, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Book-It Rep, Theater Seven Chicago, among others. Megan is a company member of The Management and Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST). She holds a BFA in Acting and Original Works from Cornish College of the Arts and an MFA from American Repertory Theatre/Moscow Art Theatre IATT at Harvard University. You can watch her web series "ME+U" at www.meplusu.tv.

TIM McGEEVER (Karl/Steve) is thrilled to be returning to Pittsburgh Public where he was last seen in 2010's The Time of Your Life. Pittsburgh audiences will also remember Tim from Time Stands Still at City Theatre. Tim has appeared on Broadway in Les Liasion Dangereuses (with Laura Linney), Don't Dress for Dinner, and Cyrano DeBergerac, all at the Roundabout. Off-Broadway credits include The Common Pursuit (Roundabout), Chaucer in Rome (Lincoln Center), The White Devil (BAM), Lifegame (Improbably UK), Tartuffe (The Public), Fully Committed (Cherry Lane), and more. Tim played Zazu in the national tour of The Lion King. He has worked with many NYC companies and more than 20 regional theaters. Tim has appeared in several independent films but is most excited about the upcoming Progression. It is set in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood and was made by many of the Steel City's most creative artists and film-making professionals. Tim trained at Juilliard. 

JARED McGUIRE (Jim/Tom/Kenneth) New York credits include: The Secret Catcher and The Last Day (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Leave the Balcony Open and Photograph 51 (3LD), In the Middle of the Night (EST Marathon), The Rubber Room (NYC Fringe Festival), and The Memorandum (Abingdon Thaetre). Regional: Master Harold and the Boys at Palm Beach Dramaworks and Cape May Stage, Speech and Debate (American Theatre Company, regional premiere), the films SubterraNYa and Last Night With The Boys, as well as many collaborative presentations at the Southhampton Writers Conference including Three Farces and a Funeral (with Alan Alda), Seagull in the Hamptons (with Harris Yulin), and Wild Animals You Should Know (directed by Joe Mantello).

chandra thomas (Francine/Lena) is thriled to be making her Pittsburgh Public Theater debut. Originally from New York, chandra's theater performances include contemporary and classic works Off-Broadway, in New York, and regionally at Classical Theatre of Harlem (AUDELCO nomination), Public Theater, Women's Project Theatre, Guthrie Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company (Barrymore Award nomination), Cincinnati Playhouse, Ensemble Studio Theatre, among others. Some of her television credits include "The Good Wife" and "Too Big to Fail." Her film credits include the upcoming features Labor Day and Sweet Lorraine. chandra is also a writer and producer. Recent productions include Standing At... (Downtown Urban Theatre Festival, Heideman Award finalist), Forgive to Forget (Solo Flight Festival), and LOVE/YOUTH Project, a collaborative theatrical response of professional artists to the violence against LGBTQ youth. chandra is co-founder of viBe Theater Experience, a non-profit performing arts education organization empowering teenage girls in New York City. MFA: Columbia University. More at www.chandrathomas.com and @truechandra.

LYNNE WINTERSTELLER (Bev/Kathy) Broadway: A Grand Night for Singing (Roundabout), Annie (Uris). Off-Broadway: Revisiting Wildfire, Closer Than Ever (Drama Desk "Best Actress" nomination), Richard Cory (NYMF "Best Actress" Award), The Mistress Cycle, I Wrote a Letter to My Love, Nunsense, Gifts of the Magi, Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Grass Harp. Regional: Circle Mirror Transformation (St. Louis Rep - Kevin Kline Award), Dinner With Friends (Alley), Lend Me a Tenor and Rumors (Walnut St.), M. Butterfly (Syracuse Stage), Scenery (Saugatuck Mason Str. - world premiere). Regional Musicals: Sunset Boulevard, The Light in the Piazza, The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (LA Ovation "Best Actress" nomination), Kiss Me Kate, 42nd Street, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Television: "Law & Order: CI," "Total Security," "Big Brother Jake," "Chapelle's Show," plus numerous commercials. Original Cast Recordings: Closer Than Ever, A Grand Night for Singing, Broadway Sings Christmas, Lost in Boston III, Unsung Musicals II (Varese Saraband label). www.lynnewintersteller.com

PAMELA BERLIN (Director) has directed five previous productions at Pittsburgh Public Theater: RED, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Talley's Folly, Driving Miss Daisy, and Tea. New York credits include: Steel Magnolias (also L.A., Chicago, and National Tour), To Gillian on her 37th Birthday (Circle in the Square), The Cemetery Club (Broadway), Joined at the Head (Manhattan Theatre Club), The Family of Mann and Red Address (Second Stage), Black Ink and Elm Circle (Playwrights Horizons), Snowing at Delphi, Club Soda and Peacetime (WPA), Close Ties (Ensemble Studio Theatre). Regionally she has directed at the Long Wharf, Kennedy Center, Huntington, Seattle Rep, Pasadena Playhouse, Portland Stage, Virginia Stage, TheatreWorks in Palo Alto. Opera credits: La Traviata, Rigoletto, Madame Butterfly, Lucia di Lammermore, Eugene Onegin, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Of Mice and Men. Pamela teaches at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and served for six years as President of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national labor union.

BRUCE NORRIS (Playwright) is the author of Clybourne Park, which won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2012, the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards (London) for Best Play, 2011, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 2011. Other plays include The Infidel (2000), Purple Heart (2002), We All Went Down to Amsterdam (2003), The Pain and the Itch (2004), The Unmentionables (2006), and A Parallelogram (2010), all of which had their premieres at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. Two new plays, titled The Low Road and Domesticated, respectively, will premiere in 2013 at the Royal Court Theatre in London and at Lincoln Center Theatre in New York. His work has also been seen at Playwrights Horizons (New York), Lookingglass Theatre (Chicago), Philadelphia Theatre Company, Woolly Mammoth Theatre (Washington, D.C.), Staatstheater Mainz (Germany), and the Galway Festival (Ireland), among others. He is the recipient of the Steinberg Playwright Award (2009) and the Whiting Foundation Prize for Drama (2006), as well as two Joseph Jefferson Awards (Chicago) for Best New Work. As an actor he can be seen in the films A Civil Action and The Sixth Sense, and the recent All Good Things. He lives in New York.

MICHAEL SCHWEIKARDT (Scenic Designer) Recent and favorite Pittsburgh Public Theater credits include Talley's Folly, Around the World in 80 Days, RED, Superior Donuts, Tea, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Bird Sanctuary, The Subject Was Roses, and Anna in the Tropics. Selected Off-Broadway productions include: The Bus and the American premiere of Frank McGuinness' Gates of Gold (59 E 59), Bloodsong of Love (Ars Nova), The Black Suits (The Public Theater), Things to Ruin (Second Stage, the Zipper Factory). Regional credits include productions at the Old Globe, Cleveland Play House, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Saint Louis Rep, Sarasota Opera, The MUNY, Papermill Playhouse, and multiple productions for Goodspeed Musicals including Carousel, Showboat, Annie Get Your Gun, 1776, Big River, and Camelot. Tours: James Taylor's One Man Band, Ella, Motherhood the Musical. Other productions: Oklahoma! starring Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase celebrating the Oklahoma State centennial. www.msportfolio.com

SUZANNE CHESNEY (Costume Designer) Recent New York credits include The Cripple of Inishmaan and The Good Person of Szechwan (Juilliard), and Close Ties (Ensemble Studio Theatre), all directed by Pamela Berlin. The Turn of the Screw (Syracuse Stage), Teresa's Ecstasy (Cherry Lane), Feeder - A Love Story (terraNOVA Collective), and Iphigenia at Aulis (Phoenix Theatre Ensemble). Suzanne has also designed numerous productions at the Ensemble Studio Theatre including Isaac's Eye, End Days, Headstrong, Lenin's Embalmers, On the Way to Timbuktu, Lucy, and Photograph 51 which was remounted for the 2012 World Science Festival. In addition to her work in theater, Suzanne was the assitant costume designer on over 20 episodes of "Law & Order" and was the assitant costume designer for the first season of the CBS series "Unforgettable." www.suzannechesney.com

JOHN LASITER (Lighting Designer) Broadway: High starring Kathleen Turner. Regional: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arena Stage, Arizona Repertory Theatre, Asolo Repertory Theatre, CENTERSTAGE, Cincinnati Playhouse, Cleveland Play House, Dallas Theater Center, Florida Stage, George Street Playhouse, Geva Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals, The Guthrie Theater, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory, New Mexico Repertory, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, South Coast Repertory, Syracuse Stage, and Virginia Stage Company. Off-Broadway: Alarm Dog Repertory Company, Blue Light Theater Company, Music Theater Group, and Make Me a Song: The Music of William Finn. Opera: Eos Orchestra, the Curtis Institute of Music, Glimmerglass Opera, Manhattan School of Music, Opera Delaware, Opera Carolina, and Skylight Opera Theatre. Mr. Lasiter recently won "Best Lighting Design" in the 2012 Broadway World - Connecticut Awards for Carousel, the 2012 St. Louis Critics Award for Sunday in the Park With George, and the 2011 Connecticut Critics Circle Award for City of Angels. His portfolio may be viewed at www.johnlasiter.com

ZACH MOORE (Sound Designer) most recently designed the sound for Thurgood and 1776here at The Public. He has designed more than 65 productions for Pittsburgh Public, including the world premieres of The ChiefHarry's Friendly ServiceThe Glorious OnesThe Secret Letters of Jackie and Marilyn, and Paper Doll; the American premieres of The Bird Sanctuary and RolePlay (also original music); as well as Red, Electra, Circle Mirror Transformation (also original music), A Midsummer Night's Dream, Metamorphoses, I Am My Own Wife, Man of La Mancha, Tea, and Wit. Other designs include Sweeney Todd and Angels in America (Pitt Rep), House and Garden (Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre), Completely Hollywood (abridged) (Reduced Shakespeare Company), Falsettos (The Huntington), Paper Doll (Long Wharf Theatre), and Fully Committed (PPT, Dallas Theater Center, McCoy/Rigby Productions). Zach also plays guitar in Hero Destroyed, bass for Invader, and operates a small music mastering studio. 

McCORKLE CASTING, LTD. (Casting) has, for more than 30 years, cast memorable Broadway productions including End of the Rainbow, 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 the acclaimed original New York production of Hit the Wall and Tribes (Barrow Street), Falling, Our Town (Barrow Street), Almost Maine, Freud's Last Session, Ears on a Beatle, Killer Joe, Mrs. Klein, Driving Miss Daisy. A partial list of feature film projects include: Premium Rush, Ghost Town, Secret Window, Tony and Tina's Wedding, The Thomas Crown Affair, The 13th Warrior, Madeline, Die Hard With a Vengeance, School Ties. Television: humans for "Sesame Street," "Californication" (Emmy nomination), "Max Bickford," Strangers With Candy," "Barbershop," "Chapelle's Show," among several others. Pat McCorkle, Casting Director; Joe Lopick, Associate.

FRED NOEL (Production Stage Manager) marks his 24th season at Pittsburgh Public Theater. He also completed four seasons with the National Theatre of the Deaf, touring throughout the United States and China. Mr. Noel was Stage Manager for the Performing Arts Season at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf in Washington, DC and Gallaudet University's tours of Europe, Argentina, Japan, India, South Africa, Mexico, and Romania. He also serves part-time as Production Manager for DC area Quest Productions, assisting the company in producing Deaf Way II, an international deaf arts festival, and several shows as part of the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe. His credits also include the Off-Broadway production of Women of Manhattan. Mr. Noel is a Pennsylvania native and alumnus of Duquesne University. In Pittsburgh he has also stage managed for Don Brockett Productions, Pittsburgh CLO, and Carnegie Mellon Showcase of New Plays.

CHRISTINE SCHOTT (Assistant Stage Manager) has been working in Pittsburgh for the past 10 years and is thrilled to finally be making her debut with Pittsburgh Public Theater. She is currently Production Manager for Carnegie Mellon University's School of Music and has worked locally with the Pittsburgh Opera, City Theatre Company, and Pittsburgh CLO. Her most memorable position, however was Operations Manager with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey when she got to live first in a trailer originally built for the tall man and, later on, the circus train! Christine is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association.

TED PAPPAS (Producing Artistic Directorcelebrates his 13th season as Producing Artistic Director of Pittsburgh Public Theater and his 20th year of close association with the company as a director. He has staged more than 40 productions for The Public, including the works of Euripides, Shakespeare, Schiller, Wilde, Gilbert & Sullivan, and Sondheim. Some highlights include Sophocles' Electra, Shakespeare's As You Like It, Kaufman & Ferber's The Royal Family, Peter Schaffer's Amadeus, Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses, Kander & Ebb's Cabaret, the American premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's RolePlay, and the world premiere of Rob Zellers & Gene 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 for 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 the 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 hip-hop 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. 



 

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