The Bourgeois Gentleman

October 5 – 8, 2017

THE BOURGEOIS GENTLEMAN | Directed by Kathryn MacMillan

The Bourgeois Gentleman satarizes the pretensions of a social climber whose affectations are absurd to everyone but himself.

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

Performances: October 5-8 | October 5 at 7:30pm, October 6 at 7:30pm, October 7 at 2pm, October 7 at 7:30pm, October 8 at 2pm

 

CREATIVE TEAM

 

KATHRYN MACMILLAN (Director) is the new Producing Artistic Director of Tiny Dynamite, home of Philly’s A Play, a Pie, and a Pint. Over the last decade, KC has directed nearly forty shows in the region. Her directing credits include, for Lantern Theater Company: The Beauty Queen of Leenane (named Best Production of the 2012/13 season by Philadelphia Weekly), The Breath of Life (Barrymore nomination: Outstanding Overall Production of a Play), and The Hothouse (Barrymore nominations for Direction & Outstanding Production). Regional credits include InterAct, Inis Nua, Flashpoint, and several shows for Theatre Horizon, where she is the Guest Artistic Director for the 2017/18 season.

NATALIE ROBIN (Lighting Designer) is the new head of Theater Design & Technology at UArts. She a lighting designer of live performance whose work often focuses on new American plays, contemporary dance and site-specific work. She has taught at NYU/Tisch, Brooklyn College, the University of New Haven, Alfred University and Williams College.  Natalie is the Associate Producer and a founding company member of Polybe + Seats and an Associate Artist of Target Margin.  BA: Columbia. MFA: NYU/Tisch. Member USA829.  www.natalierobinlighting.com

CHRISTOPHER COLUCCI (Sound Designer) Recent work: When The Rain Stops Falling (Wilma), Red Velvet (Lantern Theater). Upcoming: Peter Pan (Arden), The Humans (Walnut), Passage (Wilma). 2016 Pew Fellowship in the Arts, 7 Barrymore Awards. MA, Philosophy; Western Kentucky University

MADISON YOUNGBLOOD (Stage Manager) is a Junior Directing, Playwriting, and Production major. Past Philadelphia credits include The Elementary Spacetime Show (UArts) and Adapt! (Wilma Theatre). Past Florida credits include Mary Poppins, Blood Brothers, Cabaret, Red, Godspell, and The Nutcracker Ballet.

EMILY WANAMAKER (Dramaturg) is a Junior Directing, Playwriting, and Production major. UArts credits include Mr. Marmalade (Stage Manager), The Real Whisper (Script Supervisor), and The Summer in Gossensass (Dramaturg). Outside credits: Hear Me War (Stage Manager: PWTF) and Amadeus (Dramaturg/Venticello 2: Pendragon Theatre Co.). Upcoming: Equinox Festival 2018 (Literary Manager).

MICHAEL KASPER ’19 (Assistant Director) is a Junior Directing Playwriting and Production Major. Previous UArts credits include: Mr. Marmalade, The 2016 Polyphone Festival, Ruination_Y3K and The Pa’Jam session. Thank You to everyone in the cast and crew for all your hard work.

EMILY COOPER (Director Observorship) is a DPP Senior at UArts with a focus in directing. UArts: Performance Playground, The Summer in Gossensass, God’s Ear, Metamorphize, Twelfth Night, Ends in Riot. Speakeasy 932: Metamorphize, Wet Nurse. www.emilyrosecooper.com.

ABBY SCHLACKMAN (Assistant Lighting Designer) is a Junior Theater Design/ Technology major with a focus in Lighting Design. UArts: Now We Are Six, Mr. Marmalade, Ruination Y_3K, Equinox Festival 2016. PA: Hamlet. NY: Long Lake Camp for the Arts Summer Season 2016.

LEVONNE LINDSAY (Costume Designer) is the Costume Shop Manager and a Senior Lecturer at The University of the Arts. Education: B.S. in fashion design from Philadelphia University, M.F.A in costume design from the University of Maryland, College Park. Academic faculty positions held at Stevenson University, James Madison University, and Valdosta State University. Costume staff positions held at Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Theater Company DC, Wolftrap Opera Company and Washington National Opera. Resident Designer for the African Continuum Theatre of Washington DC from 2002-2004. Allen Lee Hughes Fellow at Arena Stage 2001-2003. Notable design credits include: Theater Horizon: White; Sympatico Theater Project: Time Is On Our Side; Virginia Stage Company: The Hampton Years; Arena Stage: Yellowman; Kennedy Center Theatre for Young Audiences: Jason Invisible, Locomotion, Handspeak, Color Me Dark; Everyman Theatre: Crimes of the Heart, Topdog/Underdog, A Raisin in the Sun, The Brothers Size, Proof; Hangar Theatre: Gem of the Ocean.

NANCY KANTRA (Choreographer) is a choreographer/dance educator celebrating her 34th year at UArts. She has choreographed over 35 productions including She Loves Me, High Fidelity, On Your Toes, Cabaret, Carousel, Into the Woods, Nine, Once On This Island and Sweet Charity. Nancy is a Certified Movement Analyst and maintains a robust association with the Laban Institute of Movement Studies and the Actors Movement Studio of New York. She also serves as Artistic Director Emeritus for Penn Dance Company at UPenn and is a faculty choreographer for Gwendolyn Bye Dance Center and fusion2 Dance Company. Her training began with Thomas Cannon of the Littlefield Ballet, and her previous performances include productions with the Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera, The Duncan Ensemble and South Street Dance Company. From 1978 to 1985, she was a soloist with Philadanco, and Nice Theater Company showcased her choreography in the production HAVE A NICE LIFE, which received rave reviews at the New York and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals.

CHARLES CONWELL (Fight Choreographer) has taught stage combat at UArts for 31 years.

Cast

 

JAZ BLAIN (Jourdain) is a Sophomore Acting Major. Past UArts credits include: Edison and Blues For A Red Nation. They can also be seen spreading shenanigans with the UArts improv troupe Playground Champions. They are so grateful to have gotten to play with such wonderfully zany artists who have made this production the wild romp that it is.

SANDY BUZ (Madame Jourdain) is a Senior Musical Theater major.  Past UArts credits include Annie Salem: An American Tale, Modern Day Love Story, and Edison. Special thanks to her family and friends who are constantly supporting and inspiring her.

AMEER DUNN (Cleonte) is a Sophomore Musical Theatre major. This is his first UArts mainstage production.

CARA CORRIGAN (Nicole) is a Junior Musical Theatre major. UArts: Material World (Gittel). Regional credits include: Fredrika in A Little Night Music (Fairmount Performing Arts), Baby Joan in Anyone Can Whistle (Lakeland Civic), Susan in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (Columbus Children’s Theatre), Richard III (Ohio Shakespeare Festival), Teen Fiona in Shrek: The Musical (Pleasure Guild).

ANNA LIEBERMAN (Covielle) is a Sophomore Musical Theatre Major. Past UArts credits include Edison,(Angelina/Doktor/Dy)  Ruination_Y3K, (Protagonist). Regional: Peaceable Kingdom (Orbiter 3).

WILLIAM SHIPLEY (Dorante) is a Junior Acting major. UArts: Mr. Marmalade, Modern Day Love Story, Annie Salem, Quietus. Regional: My Name Is Asher Lev (JEWARTS) As You Like It (Shakespeare Theater Company DC, Text Alive!). Thanks to the cast and creative team. Love to Mom, Dad, and Katherine.

KAYLA BROSSEAU (Dorimene) is a Senior Acting major. Past UArts credits include Domestic Rubatosis (Collaborator/Performer) and Chronotrope with Applied Mechanics (Collaborator/Performer). Special thanks to her parents for their genetic blessings.

CARLY WATSON (Lucile) is Senior Acting major. Past UArts credits: The Subcirlce Incubator Project. Other theatre credits include Rabbit Hole, and Black Comedy (W.E.S.T). Look out for Carly in the upcoming films, The Upside and The Middle of X. Much love to Mom, Dad, Jarod and Tim! Go Beavers!

SHERIDAN MERRICK (Philosopher) is excited to be in her third mainstage UArts production. Previous UArts credits include: The Real Whisper (Spirit), and Sarah Flood in Salam Mass (Liz Porter). She also had the opportunity to perform with her classmates in the Prague Fringe Festival this summer in a production of Edison. Much love to family and friends.

JOE FALCONE (Fencing Master) is a Junior Acting major. Past UArts credits include Folk Wandering, Prequinox Award Show, and And Then They Came For Me. Regional: An Ideal Husband (CPAA), The Tempest (CPAA), and Philly Reality (PTC). Stay Purple, Violet.

DAVID TIBBS (Dance Master) returns to the UArts stage after his debut in Dicotyledon. Stay bougie!

BRENDAN CONNORS (Music Master) is a Sophomore musical theater major. Past UArts credit was [dahy-kot-l-EED-n] in last year’s Equinox Festival.

JOE KINNON (Tailor) is a Sophomore musical theatre major here at UArts. This past summer, Joe worked on his first professional contract as Larry in A Chorus Line, as well as being in the ensemble of Legally Blonde, and The Little Mermaid (Clear Space Theatre Co.). Joe hopes you enjoy the show!

LIBERTY LAFERRIÈRE (Tailor’s Apprentice/Dance Ensemble) is a Junior musical theatre major. Past UArts credits include A Chorus Line as a cut dancer. She is not a cut dancer in this production. Mom and Dad came from Canada to see this! Love them!

STEPHEN GIORDANO (Servant One) is thrilled to be making his UARTS Mainstage debut! Stephen is a Sophomore Acting Major. Past UARTS credits include DuMalt in Blues for a Red Nation (Prequinox Festival). Stephen is also excited to be a part of UARTS’ very own Improv Troupe, Playground Champions!

MAUREEN MCBRIDE (Servant TWO) is a Senior Acting Major. Regional: The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds (Janice Vickery). This is her UArts debut. All the thanks to the cast and crew in this show, and her incredibly supportive family and friends

JAMIE TALAMO (Vocal Ensemble) is a Junior Musical Theater major.  Past UArts Credits include Sarah Flood in Salem Mass, [dahy-kot-l-eed-n] (Equinox 2017), and Shadowland (Blend Theatrics) Additional Credits: Godspell (MAI), Little Women and Nine (TUHS).   Jamie would like to thank her friends and family for always being so supportive in everything she does.

FAITH DANSBERRY (Vocal Ensemble) is a Sophomore Musical Theatre major. Past UArts credits include The Bomb A$$ Cabaret, Ms. Cast, and Subcircle Incubator: Performance Playground. Faith is the resident Stage Manager for Coffee Cup Cabaret, and was the ASM for the home series production of Retrograde. Faith thanks her roommates, family, and friends for their endless love and support.

DANA GROSSMAN (Cook/Vocal Ensemble) is a Sophomore Musial Theatre major. Currently President of UArts improv troupe: Playground Champions. Past UArts credits include Equinox Festival: Dicotyledon (FRANCES). Shout out to my supportive family and friends who encourage my puns. What do you call an academically successful slice of bread? An honor roll.

JULIA FEGLES (Vocal Ensemble) is a Junior Musical Theatre Major. Past UArts credits include Modern Day Love Story (Meg). Regional: A Ride On the Irish Cream (FringeArts).

MADDY MACKAREY (Vocal Ensemble) is a Sophomore Musical Theater major, previously seen at UArts in It Takes One, Bomb-ass cabaret and Revivals! presented by the Music Theater Ensemble. Thanks and love to this wonderful cast.

Lauren Weiss (Ensemble) is a Senior Musical Theater major. UArts: Now We Are Six. International: Nine (Trentino Music Festival of Mezzano, Italy). Regional: Aida (NJPAC), Tarzan (NJPAC) and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Leonia Playhouse).

WINNIE SCHWED (Vocal Ensemble) is a Sophomore Acting major. She is so excited to be performing in her first show at UArts. Past credits include: Footloose            (Premier Theatre), Anything Goes (Spotlight), Carousel ( PTC), and Hairspray ( PTC).

BRYCE MENARD (Vocal Ensemble) is a Junior Musical Theatre major. Past UArts credits include Folk Wandering as Joey/Barkeep, It’s Hard to Write a Poem, and A Chorus Line. Other previous roles include Phil in White Christmas, Cinderella’s Prince and The Wolf in Into the Woods, and Judas in Godspell.

FIONA CHIN (Dance Ensemble/Dance Captain) is a Sophomore Musical Theatre major. Past credits include The Pa’Jam Session (UArts), Mamma Mia! (DHT), and Mary Poppins (DHT). Never-ending love for her family and friends that continue to believe in and support her.

CARLEIGH SPENCE (Dance Ensemble) is a Junior Musical Theatre major. UArts: Folk Wandering, The Elementary Spacetime Show, The Material World. New York: The Elementary Spacetime Show (Playwrights Downtown), The Eighth Palace (The Flea). Regional: American Idiot, Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot (Beck Center). Film: “Letters from Generation RX” with Tilda Swinton.

 

ALIRIA JOHNSON (Dance Ensemble) is a Junior Musical Theatre Major. UArts Credits Include: Sarah Flood in Salem Mass, The Elementary Spacetime Show (Fringe/Playwrights Horzions), Folk Wandering (Polyphone). Outside Credits: Hear Me War (PWTF), Cotton and Gold (Fringe)

 

MADYSON HANTON (Dance Ensemble) is a Sophomore Musical Theatre major. Past UArts credits include Retrograde (Home Series).

TIM WILLIAMS (Dance Ensemble) is a Sophomore Musical Theater Major. UArts Credits: The Real Whisper (Polyphone) and Cotton and Gold (Fringe Festival).
SIDNEY DICK (Dance Ensemble) is a Senior Musical Theater major. Past UArts credits include Normativity, Modern Day Love Story, A Chorus Line, and Marie Christine. Regional: Papermill Playhouse New Voices Concert 2013. Many thanks to everyone that supported her through her career.

IAN RITTER (Dance Ensemble) is a Sophomore Acting Major. This is his UArts debut. Special thanks to the cast and crew, his family and friends, and Moses.

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