As Stage Management Apprentice for the 2015-2016 centennial season at Cleveland Play House, I served as the Production Assistant for these productions, working with AEA stage managers. All photos by Roger Mastroianni.
by Ken Ludwig, directed by Stephen Wadsworth
WORLD PREMIERE, Co-Production with McCarter Theatre
CAST: Saunders: Ron Orbach*, Max: Rob McClure*, Maria: Antoinette LaVecchia*, Tito: Bradley Dean*, Carlo: Bobby Conte Thornton*, Mimi: Kristen Martin*, Tatiana Racón: Lisa Brescia*
ARTISTIC TEAM: Scenic Design: Charlie Corcoran, Lighting Design: David Lander, Sound Design: Joshua Horvath, Costume Design: William Ivey Long, Fight Director: Shad Ramsey, Vocal Coach: John Simmons, Stage Manager: Jennifer Matheson Collins*, Assistant Stage Manager: Tom Humes*
by Arthur Miller, directed by Laura Kepley
CAST: Tituba: Socorro Santiago*, Reverend Parris: Donald Carrier*, Abigail Williams: Katie O. Solomon*, Susanna Walcott: Lauryn Hobbs/Mia Knight, Ann Putnam: Tracee Patterson*, Thomas Putnam: Fabio Polanco*, Mercy Lewis: Megan King, Mary Warren: Mahira Kakkar*, Betty Parris: Yumi Ndhlovu/Elise Pakiela, John Proctor: Esau Pritchett*, Rebecca Nurse: Dorothy Silver, Giles Corey: Ray Shell*, Reverend John Hale: Ben Mehl*, Elizabeth Proctor: Rachel Leslie*, Francis Nurse: Chuck Richie*, Ezekiel Cheever: Jay Ben Markson*, Marshal Herrick: Rickie McDowell*, Judge Hathorne: Alec Hynes*, Deputy Governor Danforth: John Herrerra*, Sarah Good: Kathryn Metzger*, Hopkins: Nick Barbato*, Guard: Jeremiah Clapp, Young Girl: Lauren Cole/Kayleigh Hahn
ARTISTIC TEAM: Scenic Design: Scott Bradley, Lighting Design: Mary Louise Geiger, Sound Design: Jane Shaw, Costume Design: Lex Liang, Dialect Coach: Thom Jones, Choreographer: Jude Sandy, Fight Choreographer: Ron Wilson, Wig Design: Wigs & Whiskers, Stage Manager: Bruno Ingram*, Assistant Stage Manager: Kristin Pfeifer*
adapted by Philip Grecian, based on the motion picture A Christmas Story, c Turner Entertainment Co., distributed by Warner Brothers, written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, and Bob Clark, and based on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd.
directed by John McCluggage
CAST: Ralph: Jeff Talbott*, Flick: Willie Rose, Schwartz: Howard "Howey" Nock, Mother: Madeleine Maby*, Ralphie: Carter Sindelar, The Old Man: Christopher Gerson*, Randy: Miles Pierce, Scut Farkas: Henry Harte, Helen: Sun-Hee Smith, Miss Shields: Laura Perrotta*, Esther Jane: Maela Mazzone
ARTISTIC TEAM: Scenic Design: Robert Mark Morgan, Lighting Design: Michael Boll, Sound Design: James C. Swonger, Costume Design: David Kay Mickelsen, Stage Manager: John Godbout, Maryann Morris*, Assistant Stage Manager: Tom Humes*
by William Shakespeare, directed by Paul Mullins
CAST: Speed/Thurio: Nick Barbato*, Duke/Antonio/Eglamour: Jeremiah Clapp*, Proteus: Alec Hynes*, Lucetta/Outlaw: Megan King*, Valentine: Jay Ben Markson*, Launce/Host: Rickie McDowell*, Silvia/Panthino/Outlaw: Kathryn Metzger*, Julia/Outlaw: Katie O. Solomon*, and introducing Queenie as Launce's dog Crab.
ARTISTIC TEAM: Scenic Design: Laura Carlson Tarantowski, Lighting Design: Michael Boll, Sound Design: Richard Ingraham, Costume Design: Esther M. Haberlen, Fight Choreographer: Ron Wilson, Stage Manager: Kaitlin LaVella Kelly, Production Assistant: Emily Wright
by Rebecca Gilman, directed by Austin Pendleton
CAST: Pastor Jay: Donald Carrier*, Peter: Jeremiah Clapp*, Lourdes: Athena Colon*, Karlie: Megan King*, Cliff: Kenneth Lee*, Cindy: Angela Pierce*, Caroline: Lee Roy Rogers*
ARTISTIC TEAM: Scenic Design: Michael Schweikardt, Lighting Design: Keith Parham, Sound Design: Joshua Schmidt, Costume Design: Alexis Forte, Wig Design: Wigs & Whiskers, Stage Manager: Jennifer Matheson Collins*, Assistant Stage Manager: Jessica Lucas*
by Rajiv Joseph, directed by Giovanna Sardelli
CAST: Theresa: Juliet Brett*, Julie: Rebecca Brooksher*, Michael: Todd Cerveris*, Mr. Wolf: John de Lancie*, Hana: Jessica Dickey*
ARTISTIC TEAM: Scenic Design: Tim Mackabee, Lighting Design: Gina Scherr, Sound Design: Dan Kluger, Costume Design: Amy Clark, Wig Design: Wigs & Whiskers, Stage Manager: John Godbout*, Production Assistant: Hannah Montgomery
by Quiara Alegría Hudes, directed by Laura Kepley, conducted by Brett Mitchell
CAST: Elder: Lizan Mitchell*, Mother: Irene Bedard*, Aurora: Yumi Ndhlovu, Ensemble: Lavour Addison, Paul Bugallo, Mariah Burks, Kyle Cherry, Sarah Cuneo, Randy Dierkes, Peter Hargrave, Megan Medley
ARTISTIC TEAM: Scenic/Costume Design: Philip Witcomb, Lighting Design: Michael Boll, Sound Design: James C. Swonger, Stage Manager: Jennifer Matheson Collins*, Assistant Stage Manager: Maryann Morris*
by Robert Harling, directed by Laura Kepley
produced in partnership with Playhouse Square as part of the 2015-2016 KeyBank Broadway Series.
CAST: Clairee: Charlotte Booker*, Annelle: Devon Caraway*, Shelby: Allison Layman*, M'Lynn: Erika Rolfsrud*, Truvy: Elizabeth Meadows Rouse*, Ouiser: Mary Stout*, Singer/Musician: Emily Casey*, Singer/Musician: Maggie Lakis*, Singer/Musician: Therese Anderberg*, Understudies: Catherine L. Albers, Tricia Bestic, Megan King
ARTISTIC TEAM: Scenic Design: Vicki Smith, Lighting Design: Jennifer Schriever, Sound Design: Jane Shaw, Costume Design: Jennifer Caprio, Wig Design: Wigs & Whiskers, Dialect Coach: Thom Jones, Music Director: Nathan Motta, Stage Manager: Jennifer Matheson Collins*, Assistant Stage Manager: Tom Humes*