American Idiot

NOVEMBER 9 – 19, 2017 | ARTS BANK THEATER

Green Day’s American Idiot

Music by GREEN DAY | Lyrics by BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG | Book by BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG and MICHAEL MAYER

Directed by Matt Decker | Music Directed by Justin Yoder | Choreography by Jenn Rose

American Idiot takes Green Day™’s chart-topping 2005 punk rock album and brings it vibrantly to life. American Idiot follows a young anti-hero, Johnny, the self-proclaimed “Jesus of Suburbia”, and his two buddies, Will and Tunny, as they attempt to break out of their mind-numbing, aimless suburban existence.

 

Arts Bank Theater: 601 S. Broad St. Philadelphia PA 19147

Performances: November 9-19 | November 9 7:30pm *Preview*, November 10 7:30pm *Opening*, November 11 2pm, November 11 7:30pm, November 12 2pm, November 15 7:30pm, November 16 7:30pm, November 17 7:30pm, November 18 2pm, November 18 7:30pm, November 19 2pm

CREATIVE TEAM

MATTHEW DECKER* Director

ETHAN ABRAMS Assistant Director

JUSTIN YODER Music Director

JENN ROSE Choreographer

KRISTEN ROBINSON° Set Designer

GINA COLACCI Costume Designer

LARRY D. FOWLER JR. Sound Designer

RYAN STOFA Lighting Designer

SHAELYN WEATHERUP Props Master

SCOUT COX Dramaturg

ADRIANNA LOMBARDI Stage Manager

SABRINA ALEGRIA, BROOKE BLUMENSTOCK Assistant Stage Managers

HANNAH SANDLER Assistant Choreographer

KIMBERLY REDMAN, MICHAEL KOWALSKI Assistant Set Designers

COLE SUPSIC Scenic Charge

COLIN SASS Assistant Lighting Designer

AMANDA HANNA Assistant Sound Designer/Mixer

JASPER YOSHIDA Assistant Sound Designer

CORRIE MEEHAN Assistant Costume Designer

RAQUEL CANNON Assistant Technical Director/Master Carpenter

 

*Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.

° Represented by United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE

CAST

Johnny …DONNIE GRIMM

Tunny…BRADY FRITZ

Will…MARK PINTEA

Whatsername…SYDNEY BANKS

The Extraordinary Girl…TERRAN SCOTT

Heather…GEORGIANA SUMMERS

St. Jimmy…SAV SOUZA

Joshua/Favorite Son/Ensemble…PATRICK CAMPBELL

Alysha/Ensemble…LEXI GREENE

Theo/Ensemble…LORENZO PUGLIESE

Ensemble…KAILA BURRITT, JEREMY COUSAR, CAMERON FARRELL, JOCELYN KILPATRICK, AUTUMN KIRKPATRICK, DANIEL MELO, GABBY MILLARD, EMMA PILLOW, ELI RIVERA, DEBBIE SANTIAGO, JEFF WIENER

 

BAND

JAMES LICATA Guitar

PAT BRENNAN Bass

MICHAEL SANTA CRUZ Drums

RYAN KIPLE Violin

JUSTIN YODER Cello

ZEKE FRANCIS Viola

DINO PETACCIO Keys

Learn more about the cast & creative team!

Matthew Decker (Director) is the Co-Founder/Resident Director of Theatre Horizon.  Credits include: William Finn’s A New Brain, Kenneth Lonergan’s Lobby Hero, Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods, Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation, Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s Spring Awakening, and William Finn’s …Spelling Bee.  He served as the Associate Artistic Director at the Arden Theatre  for eight seasons where he directed Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret,  Annie Baker’s John,  John Glore’s adaptation of The Stinky Cheese Man, Gale Childs Daly’s adaptation of Great Expectations, Michael Hollinger’s Incorruptible, and Greg Banks’ adaptations of The Jungle Book, Pinocchio, and Robin Hood.  Other credits: 11th Hour, Philly Fringe, InterAct (Core Playwrights), PTC@Play, and Villanova University.  Matthew is a three-time Barrymore award winner and a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.  Upcoming:  Company at 11th Hour, Peter and the Starcatcher at Theatre Horizon. @MatthewSean12.


Ethan Abrams (Asst. Director) is a Junior Directing Major. Past UArts directing credits include It Takes One, Who Wants To Be A Cop, and The Last 5 Years. Regional directing: B!TCH (Sol-ow Fest), My Name is Asher Lev (Chabad Arts), and The Last 5 Years (NJ Fringe). UArts asst. directing: Red 40 Musical, Pocatello, Apartment 27, Reefer Madness, and See Rock City. Uarts performing: Red 40 Musical, Sarah Flood in Salem Mass, and See Rock City. Upcoming: Nathan for Titus (Prequinox Festival, Playwright)


Justin Yoder (Music Director) works with music in theater as a conductor, music director, composer, performer, and frequent pit musician. Credits include productions with Pig Iron Theatre Company, Delaware Theatre Company, Orbiter 3, Delaware REP, 11th Hour Theatre Company, Theatre Horizon, Arden Theatre Company, and Ted & Co. TheaterWorks. Justin holds degrees in music and theater from Goshen College and an M.M. in cello performance from Temple University. As a cellist, he also performs with classical ensembles throughout the region and maintains a private teaching studio. Justin is a teaching artist at Arden Drama School.


Jenn Rose (Choreographer) Regional: Theatre Horizon, Arden Theatre, 11th Hour, Milwaukee Rep, Roxy Theatre, Two River, Walnut Street Theatre, Media and Montgomery Theatre. 2016 Barrymore Award for Choreography. Also a tap dancer and film maker, you can see more of her work at www.iamjennrose.com


Kristen Robinson (Set Designer) is a NYC based set designer. Kristen’s work ranges from experimental opera, to regional theatre, to architectural consulting. Trained both in theatre and painting she is constantly looking to re-imagine her own visual narrative of design. Her design for Westport Country Playhouse’s Nora has been featured in Chance Magazine issue 4, and her design for Rapture Blister Burn won the 2015 Barrymore Award for Best Set Design. She is currently completing the 3 year project of developing and designing the Wilma Theater’s new facade. A Princess Grace Fellow, she holds her MFA from Yale. You can see her work at www.kristenrobinsondesign.com


Gina Colacci (Costume Designer) is a Junior Theatre Design and Technology major with a focus in Costume Design. Past UArts credits include Red 40 and the Last Groovement, Normativity, Pocatello, Lucid Dreams, and  A Broken Home. Other Credits Include: Big Mary (Upper Darby Summer Stage), A Haunted Fringe Wedding, and Dream Girls (South Philly High School).


Larry D. Fowler, Jr. (Sound Designer) is honored to be working alongside a great UArts team once again. He has been sound designing in Philadelphia and neigh1boring counties for a number of years. Recent work includes 2.5 Minute Ride (Theater Horizon), Blood Wedding (Wilma Theater), and Broken Stones (Interact Theater). Larry is currently the Sound Design Lecturer at The University of the Arts. Thanks to the entire cast, crew, and production team, and his ladies Maureen, Olivia, and Lupita.


Ryan J Stofa ’18 (Lighting Design) is a fourth year Theatre Design Technology major. Past UArts credits include These Terrible Things, Stone Groove Shagadelic Disco, Polyphone ’17/‘16, Pocatello, Rocky Horror Picture Show. Endless thanks to JJ, OG, HB, Mom and Dad.


Shaelyn Weatherup (Props Master) is a Senior Theater Design and Technology major with a focus in Prop Design. UArts credits: The Bourgeois Gentleman, Mr. Marmalade, Now We Are Six, Edison, Modern Day Love Story, The Summer in Gossensass, God’s Ear, Apartment 27, Rocky Horror, I Know the Way Home.


Scout Cox (Dramaturg) is a transfer DPP student from Chattanooga, Tennessee. She has trained with the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, as well as the Point Park University Conservatory of Performing Arts, and is a proud former member of Slow Clap Improv Squad. Past UArts credits include: These Terrible Things (ASM) (Philly Fringe ‘17). Past acting credits include: The Taming of the Shrew (Katharina) and Prometheus Bound: A Puppet Tragedy (Hephaestus/Hermes).


Adrianna Lombardi (Stage Manager) is a Junior Directing, Playwriting, and Production major with a focus in Stage Management. Past UArts credits include: Normativity (Polyphone ‘17), The Summer in Gossensass, Bomb A$$ Cabaret (Home Series), A Chorus Line (Polyphone ‘16). Other credits: An Incomplete List… (Philly Fringe ‘17).


Brooke Blumenstock (Assistant Stage Manager) is a Junior Directing, Playwriting, and Production major. Past UArts credits include Quietus (Equinox: New Play Festival  2016) (ASM), Finn The Fearless (ASM), Modern Day Love Story (ASM), Echo November (Equinox: New Play Festival 2017) (SM), and Now We Are Six (AD).


Sabrina Alegria (Assistant Stage Manager) is a sophomore Directing, Playwrighting, and Production major at The University of the Arts. Past UArts credits include: The Stonegroove Shagadelic Disco (Assistant Stage Manager) & Equinox: A New Play Festival (Assistant Director). Other credits include: Simone R.P.T.8 (Stage Manager). She has really enjoyed working on such a great show with an even greater team!  


Corrie Meehan (Asst. Costume Designer) is a Sophomore Design/Tech student focusing in costumes. Previous credits include, These Terrible Things, Now We are Six, The Equinox Festival, and La Traviata (Assistant Costume Designer, OperaMaine).


Hannah Sandler (Assistant Choreographer) is a Sophomore Directing, Playwriting, and Production major. Past UArts credits include Bomb Ass Cabaret (Choreographer), Edison (Workshop, Premier, and International Tour Choreographer), Retrograde (Assistant Director), CaberGAY (Choreographer). Regional credits include My Name is Asher Lev (Movement Director), The Goree All-Girl String Band (Production Assistant). Upcoming: Footballs (Equinox, Playwright).


Michael Kowalski (Asst. Set Design) is a junior Design and Technology major with a focus is Set Design. Past Uarts shows include Continua (Costume Design) and A Little More Spring (Costume Design).


Kimberly Redman (Assistant Set Designer) is a senior acting major. Previous UArts credits: CHRONOTOPE: ROUGH DRAFT (Applied Mechanics), Beautiful Stupidityin Chair Affair, Red Forty’s “Best Songs in the World Show” Show as Candy Scrapple, Lucielles Lantern. Many thanks to Meg Walsh, Kristen Robinson, and Nick Embree for this opportunity to grow artistically, ya’ll rock.


Colin J Sass (Assistant Lighting Design) is a Sophomore Design/Tech student. Past UArts credits: It Takes One (Lighting Designer), A Little More Spring (Asst Projection Designer and Programmer), Edison (ALD/ME). He has also worked on a few UArts Home Series: Lucille’s Lantern (ALD/ME), Retrograde (Lighting Designer and Asst Projection Designer).

Donnie Grimm (Johnny) is a Junior Acting Major. Past UArts credits include Apartment 27, Modern Day Love Story and Edison.


Brady Fritz (Tunny) is a Junior Musical Theater major. He is so excited to be working on this incredible show with such an amazing cast and crew! You may have seen him in Shadowland, A Chorus Line,And Then They Came For Me and The Real Whisper. Brady also is one of the head officers of the Improv troupe, Playground Champions. He wants to encourage everyone to keep on loving no matter the circumstances. Shoutout to his friends and family for the love and support through a crazy time in his life. Enjoy the show and keep on rockin! Instagram: @bfrog15.


Mark Pintea (Will) is a Sophomore acting major. This is his UArts stage debut and he could not be more grateful for all of the people and events in his life that has led to this opportunity. All of his love goes to his family which includes the cast and crew of this production. Special shout out to those who also don’t wish to be an American idiot.


Terran Scott (Extraordinary Girl) is a Junior Musical Theater Major. UArts: The Best Songs in the World Show, The Elementary Spacetime Show (Fringe 2016), Finn the Fearless, The Opposite Side (Equinox 2016). Other credits: An Incomplete List… (Fringe 2017), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, American Idiot, Hairspray (JCC Summerstage). Much love and many thanks to family and friends for being so loving and supportive of this art form.


Sydney Banks (Whatsername) is a Junior Musical Theatre major. Since her freshman year at UArts, she has featured in the Polyphone Festivals showcased productions such as Sometimes in Prague (Ensemble) and The Real Whisper (Trudy) as well as a student devised piece, Continua (cast member) . She wants to give much thanks to the cast, crew, and her supportive friends and family.


Sav Souza (St. Jimmy) is a Senior Musical Theater major. Past UArts credits include: Normativity, The Elementary Spacetime Show, The Material World, The Rocky Horror Show, and Three Penny Opera. Regional: The Elementary Spacetime Show (Playwrights Horizons Downtown), Normativity: In Concert (Tour).


Patrick J. Campbell (Joshua/Favorite Son) is a Sophomore Musical Theater Major. Past Uarts credits include: An Incomplete List (John), Stone Groove Shagadelic Disco (Valentine Jonez), Ruination Y2K (Patrick), The End of Mankind (Levi). Regional: Lysistrata Jones (RBTC). He wants to thank his family and friends for their continued support.


Lexi Greene (Alysha) is a Junior Musical Theater major. Past UArts credits include The Real Whisper, A Chorus Line, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Retrograde. Thanks to such a special group of artists that made working on this show so unforgettable!


Georgiana Summers (Heather) is a Sophomore Musical Theatre major. Past UArts credits include The Real Whisper, End of Mankind, and Bomb A$$ Cabaret. All the love in the world to Bryce, this amazing cast and crew, and to her rock and roll family.Kaila Burritt (Ensemble) is a Junior Musical Theater major. Past UArts credits include The Real Whisper, Modern Day Love Story, and Eat and You Belong to Us. Regional: Carnival (Summer Stock Austin) and Behind Closed Doors (Speakeasy 932.) Much love and thanks to the cast of American Idiot for being such incredible people to work with!


Autumn Kirkpatrick (Ensemble) is a Sophomore Musical Theater major making her UArts debut! Other favorite credits include The Secret Garden (Martha), Cabaret (Fraulein Kost), and Damn Yankees (Lola). Thank you to my parents and to all of the wonderful people onstage and off that made this experience truly unforgettable.


Emma Pillow (Ensemble) is a Junior Musical Theatre major. Past UArts credits: A Chorus Line, It’s Hard to Write a Poem, Normativity. Other credits: Edison (Prague Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival).


Lorenzo Pugliese (Theo/Ensemble) is a Junior Musical Theatre Major and is excited to be making his UArts debut! He has had a wonderful experience working with an entire cast and crew of extremely kind and talented artists.


Jocelyn Kilpatrick (Ensemble) is a Sophomore Musical Theater major at the University of the Arts. This is her first production at UArts, and she is very excited to perform her debut in American Idiot.


Jeff Wiener (Ensemble) is a Senior Musical Theater major.  Past UArts credits include Modern Day Love Story.  Regional: Shrek (Broadway Theatre of Pitman).  Community: Young Frankenstein (ETC), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Upper Dublin High School), and Seussical (Temple Sinai).  Thank you to my friends and family, and to the cast and crew of this amazing production.


Deborah Kathy Santiago (Ensemble) is a Senior Musical Theatre major. Past UArts credits include Folk Wondering, Next to Normal, and Shadowland: A Villainous Disney Revue. Other credits include Godspell, Les Miserables, The Wizard of Oz, Anything Goes, and Hair. Much love to family and friends for all of the endless support. “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV


Elias Rivera (Ensemble) is currently a Senior Musical Theater major. Recent Philly credits include: Romeo and Juliet (Commonwealth Classic Theatre), Normativity (Polyphone New Musical Festival), After Orlando (Philadelphia Theatre Company), One Day Old (Philly Fringe Festival). Thank you to my family for their continued support. Thankful for this show and this cast!  Most thankful to you! Follow my Insta to stay updated on all my current and upcoming projects! Insta: erjr95


Gabby Millard (Ensemble) is a Sophmore Musical Theater major at UArts. Past Credits include Normativity and Retrograde. They would like to thank Mum, Dad, and Neville for all their love and support.


Daniel Melo (Ensemble) is a Senior Acting Major. This will be his first mainstage production at UArts. Regional Credits: The Full Monty (Pennsylvania Playhouse) Other Credits: Les Liaisons Dangereuses (NCC), Avenue Q (NCC). Many thanks to the cast and creative team, and all those who’ve come to see our production of American Idiot! You rock!


Cameron Farrell (Ensemble) Is a Sophomore Acting major here at UArts. He was last seen on stage at UArts in Mr. Marmalade (Cactus, George, A man). Cameron couldn’t be more proud of the cast and crew of this production for all of the amazing work they have put in.


Jeremy Cousar (Ensemble) is a sophomore MT here at The University of the Arts. His previous works include The Best Songs in the World Show: Red 40. He is beyond thankful for this opportunity and looks forward to working with everyone involved in American Idiot in the future. Jeremy would like to thank everyone within the cast and crew of American Idiot for this unforgettable experience.

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