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The Ballad of Little Jo

Music by Mike Reid
Lyrics by Sarah Schlesinger
Book by Sarah Schlesinger, Mike Reid, and John Dias
Based on the film The Ballad of Little Jo by Maggie Greenwald 
Music Direction/Dance and Incidental Arrangements by John O’Neill
Choreography by Marc Kimelman
Directed by John Dias

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Based on a film of the same name and set in the late 19th century, The Ballad of Little Jo is inspired by the remarkable real-life story of a woman named Josephine Monaghan. Originally from Boston, Josephine lived in a tough Idaho mining town for nearly 20 years, disguised as a man called “Jo.”

Brought to life with a melodic, moving, and hauntingly beautiful score, The Ballad of Little Jo features folk-ballad infused songs by Grammy Award-winning Nashville songwriter Mike Reid (whose many hits include “I Can’t Make You Love Me”) and lyricist Sarah Schlesinger. Mike and Sarah’s previous collaborations include Two River’s much-loved productions of In This House and A Wind in the Willows Christmas. Artistic Director John Dias is co-writing the book and making his Two River directorial debut with this production.

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The finest staging, an outstanding cast, excellent music and an enthralling plot.

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Two River Theater unearths something special with ‘Ballad of Little Jo’.

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THE CAST

Jane Bruce

Jane Bruce is a NYC-based actress and musician originally from Ogden, UT. She is a proud graduate of The University of Michigan. Previous regional credits include The Theory of Relativity (Goodspeed), Missed Connections: A Craigslist Musical (New Ohio Theatre, NYC), Bridges of Madison County (Arkansas Rep), Falsettos (Sharon Playhouse) and the National Tour of Elf: The Musical. Jane is also a budding singer-songwriter and is planning to release her debut EP July, 2017. Thank you to Mikey (always), Sarah for thinking of me, and the whole creative team for making such a beautiful and satisfying story to tell. @janeybrucey”

Cole Burden

Cole Burden  National Tour: Bridges of Madison County (‘Robert’ u/s Performed), 25th Anniversary Les Misérables. Off-Broadway: ‘Priest/Giorgio’ in Himself and Nora (Minetta Lane), Applause (Encores!), Bonnie and Clyde (NYMF). Regional: ‘Sky Masterson’ in Guys and Dolls (Asolo Rep), ‘Tom’ in Murder Ballad (Studio Theatre), ‘Archibald Craven’ in The Secret Garden (Capital Rep), ‘Joe Kennedy/Jerry’ in Grey Gardens (Philadelphia Theatre Company), ‘Warner Huntington III’ in Legally Blonde (Marriott Lincolnshire), ‘Bob Cratchit’ in A Christmas Carol (Arvada Center), ‘Che’ in Evita (Mason Street Warehouse), Slaughterhouse Five, The War Department (Eugene O’Neill Theater Center). Film and TV: Beautiful Creatures, The Rainbow Bridge Motel, 30 Rock, As the World Turns, One Life to Live. Baldwin-Wallace University. @coleburden

Brian Flores

Brian Flores is honored to be making his Two River Theater debut in this amazing new show! National Tours: Pippin (‘Pippin’, dir. Diane Paulus). Off-Broadway: Othello (New York Theatre Workshop, dir. Sam Gold), Hadestown (New York Theatre Workshop, dir. Rachel Chavkin), The New Yorkers (City Center Encores!, dir. John Rando). Readings/Workshops: The Sting (dir. John Rando), Prince of Egypt (dir. Scott Schwartz), Secondhand Lions (dir. Scott Schwartz). Education: BFA Musical Theatre, University of Michigan, RADA. Thanks to: Mom, Dad, Kevin, Gabby, Professional Artists, Jack Doulin, and all of my amazing teachers out there! Proud member of Actors’ Equity. @_brian_flores

Daniel K. Isaac

Daniel K. Isaac NYC Theatre: Sagittarius Ponderosa (NAATCO, dir. Ken Rus Schmoll), Veritas (The Representatives), Underland (59E59), Pillowtalk, Tala, disOriented (Kyoung’s Pacific Beat), La Divina Caricatura (La MaMa, Under the Radar & St. Ann’s Warehouse), Anna Nicole the Opera (BAM). Regional: Miss Electricity (La Jolla Playhouse). International: Shalom Shanghai (dir. Lee Breuer). Film/TV: ‘Ben Kim’ on Billions,  Money Monster (dir. Jodie Foster), The Jim Gaffigan Show, Search Party, Crashing, Drew, The Following, Person of Interest, Believe, Too Big to Fail, and According to My Mother (NYTVF Best Drama & Best Actor, www.AccordingToMyMother.com). Training: UCSD, BADA. www.DanielKIsaac.com

Eric William Morris

Eric William Morris is thrilled to be back at Two River, after appearing in The Ballad of Little Jo (Original Cast Recording) last season, and Be More Chill (OCR) in 2015. Broadway: Coram Boy, Mamma Mia!. In addition to Be More Chill he frequently collaborates with composer Joe Iconis, starring in Things to Ruin (2nd Stage, OCR) and Bloodsong of Love (Ars Nova). TV/Film Include: Mind Hunter, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Quantico, Blue Bloods, and the feature film Trust, Greed, Bullets, & Bourbon. Other regional/Off-Broadway includes: Songbird (59E59), The Last Goodbye and Dog & Pony (both at The Old Globe), and Talk to Me Like the Rain… (Theatre Row Studio). Eric is a Company Member of ANIMUS. This fall he will be playing the role of Carl Denham in King Kong on Broadway.

Leenya Rideout

Leenya Rideout Broadway: War HorseCyrano de Bergerac (w/Kevin Kline); Company (directed by John Doyle); Cabaret (1998 revival, original cast)Off-Broadway: Taming of the Shrew (Public Theater); Yiddle with a Fiddle, The Portable Pioneer and Prairie Show (Melting Pot Theatre Co.); Cowgirls (Minetta Lane). Regional: That Face (Baltimore Center Stage); Camelot (Capital Rep); Man of La Mancha (Milwaukee Rep); Home (ATF); Cowgirls (Pioneer Theatre); On Golden Pond (Casa Mañana); Man of La Mancha (CFRT & ACCC); Fairfield (Cleveland Play House); The Secret Garden (Capital Rep; Woody Sez (TheaterWorks); The Last of the Red Hot Lovers and Gypsy (Hangar Theatre); Holidays with the Chalks (Alliance); Merrily We Roll Along (Cincinnati Playhouse); Cardenio (ART); Summer of ’42 (Mill Mountain Theatre); The Canterbury Tales (Guthrie); Guys and Dolls (North Carolina Theatre); Avenue X (Cincinnati Playhouse). International Tour: My Fair Lady. Film: Mona Lisa Smile, Loser. Television: Great Performances (PBS); Nashville Star (USA). Radio: Selected Shorts (NPR). Original songs available at www.leenya.com.  Love to Ted…

Christopher Russo

Christopher Russo Broadway: The Grapes of Wrath (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), Meet Me in St. Louis. Equity National Tours: Wicked, Miss Saigon, The Who’s Tommy, Singin’ in the Rain. Other theater: A Few Good Men (Theatre Raleigh), Forest Boy (NYMF), Brighton Beach Memoirs, Frauleins in Underwear (Odyssey), The Sign (NY Workshop), created roles in Petty Treasons and Pirates at the Road Theatre Company in Los Angeles. Film: The Manchurian Candidate, Limbo. Television: Quantico, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Grapes of Wrath (American Playhouse), North and South and Baywatch Hawaii.

Perry Sherman

Perry Sherman is delighted to be making his Two River debut. Broadway: Fun Home. Toronto: Les Misérables (‘Marius’). First National Tours: Next to Normal and Spring Awakening. NYC: Milk and Honey (‘David’) at the York Theatre. Regional: ‘Lucien’ in the World Premiere of Amélie at Berkeley Rep (dir. Pam MacKinnon). Studied at Carnegie Mellon University. This one’s for Jeanne, David, and Jeremy. Love to my wonderful family, as always.

Kristin Stokes

Kristin Stokes Off-Broadway: ‘Annabeth’ in The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, ‘Junie B.’ in Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School. Other credits include: ‘Miriam’ in Fly By Night (World Premiere), ‘Sister James’ in Doubt, ‘Alison’ in Brooklyn Boy, ‘Sally Bowles’ in Cabaret, and ‘Jen’ in John & Jen. Much love and thanks goes to the Creative Team and Cast of BoLJ, Marisa Michelson, her Family and JD. KristinStokes.com @K_Stoked

Ian Michael Stuart

Ian Michael Stuart is making his Two River debut. National Tours: Peter and the Starcatcher (dir. Roger Rees/Alex Timbers), Matilda (dir. Mathew Warchus/Peter Darling). NYC/Developmental: The Last Goodbye, Rocky. Select regional: A Man of No Importance, ‘Jon’ in Tick, Tick….Boom!Sweeney ToddPhantom, ‘Beast’ in Beauty and the Beast (MTW). Training: UC Irvine. @Ianmichaelstuart

Barbara Tirrell

Barbara Tirrell just completed filming the recurring role of ‘Sonya’ on the POP-TV series Nightcap, premiering June 7. She can be seen in the role of ‘Olga’ in Michael Mayer’s film adaptation of The Seagull (2017 release) starring Annette Bening and Saoirse Ronan. She appeared as ‘Madame Morrible’ in the First National Tour of Wicked, and on Broadway as ‘Yente’ in Fiddler on the Roof and ‘Miss Hannigan’ in Annie. Off-Broadway: A Man of No Importance (Mitzi Newhouse Theater), Night of the Hunter (Vineyard Theatre workshop), No Way to Treat a Lady (Atlantic Theatre Workshop), the Grass Harp and I Remember Mama (York Theatre-Mufti). Regional credits include productions at The Kennedy Center, The Guthrie Theater, Arena Stage, Walnut Street Theatre, Goodspeed Opera House, Pioneer Theatre Company, Casa Mañana, The Cape Playhouse, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Coconut Grove Playhouse. TV credits include HBO’s Boardwalk Empire (recurring role of ‘Edith Mauer’), HBO’s Vinyl (recurring role of ‘Gert’), Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Guilty (FOX pilot). She teaches acting at NYU Tisch/New Studio on Broadway and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association. For Charlie & Rose and Micky.

Teal Wicks

Teal Wicks most recently appeared as ‘Mary Barrie’ in the Broadway hit Finding Neverland. She also recently starred as ‘Emma Carew’ in the 2013 Broadway revival of Jekyll & Hyde. Teal burst onto the musical theater scene in 2008 when she landed the role of Elphaba in the Los Angeles company of Wicked, a role she reprised in the San Francisco company before making the leap to Broadway in 2011. New York theater credits include: The Blue Flower at Second Stage, Stairway to Paradise at City Center Encores! and the world premiere of Turandot: The Rumble for the Ring at the Bay Street Theater. Teal received the 2012 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Award for Best Actress in a Musical and nomination for a Connecticut Circle Award for her portrayal of ‘Julie Jordan’ in the Goodspeed Opera House’s production of Carousel. Teal has also appeared on the CBS hit shows The Good Wife and Elementary, and Chicago Justice on NBC.

THE MUSICIANS

Violin

Pauline Bradshaw
Pauline Bradshaw

Pauline Bradshaw is a violinist, originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, who has been in New Jersey for many years. After graduating with a Masters in Violin Performance from the University of Colorado, Boulder, she was a member of the Colorado Springs Symphony. Currently a violin/viola studio teacher and freelancer, she is an adjunct at Peddie School and performs in opera, musicals and symphonies in the tri-state area. She made her Two River debut with A Wind in the Willows Christmas.

Cello

Troy Chang
Troy Chang

Troy Chang, a native of Concord, Massachusetts, is in demand in a wide array of musical settings, whether that be symphonic, operatic, chamber, or solo music. He joined the Sarasota Opera Orchestra in 2013 and, since 2015, is Principal Cello of Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. He was on faculty at the Luzerne Music Center in Lake Luzerne, New York, where he also curated the Faculty Chamber Music Series. He currently spends his summers with the Artosphere Festival Orchestra in Fayetteville, Arkansas and as Principal Cello with the Charlottesville Opera Orchestra in Charlottesville, Virginia. On faculty at Florida Southern College, he resides in Tampa and performs regularly with Sarasota Orchestra and The Florida Orchestra. He holds a Master of Music in Cello Performance from the Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University. His principal teachers include Fred Sherry, David Geber, Carol Ou, and Joan Esch.

Drums / Percussion

Philip Coiro
Philip Coiro

Philip Coiro is a professional drummer and concert percussionist in New York City. Most recently, he has played drums on Broadway for American Psycho and the Off-Broadway revival of Jonathan Larson’s Tick, Tick…Boom! (2017 Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Revival of a Musical). He has toured nationally with Flashdance, A Chorus Line, The Wedding Singer and The Wizard of Oz. Philip is currently the music director for singer-songwriter Troy Ramey (NBC’s The Voice, Season 12) and frequently plays in concert with Broadway stars including Mandy Gonzalez (Hamilton/In the Heights), Natalie Weiss (Wicked) and Kerry Butler (Hairspray/Catch Me If You Can) to name a few. All this would be impossible without his wife Lauryn and son, Anthony. More information at www.philipcoiro.com

Reeds

Simon Hutchings
Simon Hutchings

Simon Hutchings Originally from London, UK, Simon Hutchings now resides in New York City. Before his recent relocation to The Big Apple, he spent several years as one of the most in-demand woodwind performers in Florida, where he regularly performed with visiting entertainers and touring Broadway musicals including Marie Osmond, The Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, Chicago, Wicked, and Spamalot. Simon has enjoyed a diverse career to date, having performed with groups such as the Phoenix Symphony, USAF Falconaires, and Naples Philharmonic. He is also an accomplished chamber musician, having performed for six years with the Joseph Wytko Saxophone Quartet, and being a founding member of both the Areté Woodwind Doubling Quartet and the Helios Saxophone Quartet. He currently subs on the Broadway shows The Book of Mormon and The Lion King, and recently completed a run of the new Disney show Freaky Friday at Cleveland Play House. Simon has held positions on the adjunct faculty at Bethune-Cookman University, where he taught saxophone and chamber music, and Daytona State College, where he taught saxophone, clarinet, and chamber music. He is featured in Alfred Music Publishing’s new Sound Innovations band method series, where he presents a DVD masterclass to accompany both the clarinet and alto saxophone books.

Guitar

Justin Rothberg
Justin Rothberg

Justin Rothberg plays various musical styles and stringed instruments. He currently subs on the Broadway shows Aladdin, Beautiful and Cats. Recent theater projects include The Bridges of Madison County tour; Kiss Me, Kate at Studio 54; October Sky; A Night with Janis Joplin; Jasper in Deadland; and Getting the Band Back Together. Justin’s original jazz/fusion group just released their second album, Old Business. and is set to release their third album early next year.

Bass

Joseph Wallace
Joseph Wallace

Joseph Wallace is a double & electric bassist currently living in Brooklyn. Recent theater credits include: Newsies (First National Tour and Feature Film), Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!” (New Victory Theater). He can also be seen performing and recording with numerous artists throughout New York City and across the US.

THE CREATIVES

Composer / Co-Bookwriter & Lyricist / Co-Bookwriter

Mike Reid & Sarah Schlesinger
Mike Reid & Sarah Schlesinger

Mike Reid & Sarah Schlesinger were the Lyricist, Composer and Co-bookwriters for In This House and the Composer and Lyricist for The Wind in the Willows Christmas, both of which had their world premieres at Two River Theater. They have also written the score for Casanova Returns, which won the Global Search for New Musicals. The team’s opera Different Fields was commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera Guild. They are currently writing The Last Day, a new musical commissioned by Penn State University. Mike and Sarah have received the Kleban Award, the Richard Rodgers Award, a Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Theater Foundation Award, the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award, and Chicago’s Jeff Award for best original musical. Mike is a Grammy Award-winning songwriter. His songs have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Adele (I Can’t Make You Love Me), Anita Baker, Kenny Rogers, Wynonna, Alabama, Willie Nelson, Joe Cocker, Bette Midler, and Tim McGraw. Sarah Schlesinger is the Associate Dean of Performing Arts and Chair of the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at the Tisch School of the Arts, NYU.

Co-Bookwriter / Director, Artistic Director

John Dias
John Dias

Choreographer

Marc Kimelman
Marc Kimelman

Marc Kimelman is the associate choreographer for Broadway’s A Bronx Tale. He choreographed Saturday Night Fever (National Tour), The Ballad of Little Jo (Two River Theater), Man of La Mancha (Stratford Festival), Play It Cool (Off-Broadway), Once on This Island (Dora Award for Outstanding Choreography), Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera (NYMF), Jesus Christ Superstar (North Carolina Theatre). TV/Film: Degrassi: The Next Generation, Instant Star, Don’t Talk to Irene (starring Geena Davis). Marc is movement consultant for Vogue magazine (Annie Leibovitz, Charlize Theron) and on faculty at Broadway Dance Center. Associate/Assistant: Broadway revival of Jesus Christ Superstar, Queen’s We Will Rock You (National Tour), Freaky Friday (Disney workshop), Once on This Island (Paper Mill Playhouse), Hands on a Hardbody (Broadway workshop), Seven Deadly Sins (NYC Ballet), Elementary. www.marckimelman.com

Music Director / Dance and Incidental Arrangements / Conductor / Piano

John O’Neill
John O’Neill

John O’Neill is thrilled to be back at Two River, where he most recently served as Music Director/Vocal Arranger for A Wind in the Willows Christmas. Broadway/NY credits include Cabaret (Conductor), A Chorus Line (Conductor), Radio City Spring Spectacular (Composer, Arranger, Conductor), Hugh Jackman (Dance Arranger), Jacques Brel… (Musical Director), Jesus Christ Superstar, Annie, Curtains, Boy from Oz. Regional credits: Barry Manilow’s Harmony (LA Ovation, BroadwayWorld, Best Musical Direction),Paper Mill Playhouse (cast recording Children of Eden), Two River Theater, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Berkshire Theatre Festival, North Carolina Theater for the Arts. He has served as music director for West Side Story (First National), A Chorus Line (First National), Cabaret (Japan), and Forever Plaid, and faculty vocal coach for Juilliard Drama Division, Rutgers University, CAP21. He is currently the orchestrator and arranger of Carefree: Dancin’ with Fred and Ginger, a music and dance review celebrating the iconic dance team, produced by RKO Stage and NJPAC and scheduled to begin a national tour this year.

Music Supervisor / Vocal Arrangements

Patrick Vaccariello
Patrick Vaccariello

Patrick Vaccariello is Music Director for the 2017 Tony Awards. He will be conducting the live awards telecast for the fourth year in a row. He was most recently in Australia with Hugh Jackman, serving as Music Director for the concert arena tour, Hugh Jackman: Broadway to Oz. Broadway credits include: On Your FeetCabaret (2014 and 1998 revivals), Annie, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, West Side Story, Come Fly AwayLend Me a TenorGypsy (with both Patti LuPone and Bernadette Peters), A Chorus LineLa Cage aux Folles, The Boy from Oz, Dance of the VampiresJesus Christ Superstar, Victor/VictoriaJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cats and Take Me Along. He was also Music Director & Lead Conductor for A Chorus Line at the Hollywood Bowl and for The Radio City Spring Spectacular. Internationally, he has conducted The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber worldwide (including at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People), A Chorus Line in London’s West End. He has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Kansas City Symphony, and conducted at Carnegie Hall, New York City Center, and The Kennedy Center. He was featured in the film, Every Little Step: The Making of the Chorus Line Revival and has conducted many cast recordings including the Grammy-winning West Side Story, as well as CabaretA Chorus LineGypsy and The Boy from Oz. A graduate of the Hartt School of Music, he received their 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Orchestrator

Danny Larsen
Danny Larsen

Danny Larsen Orchestrations/Copyist: A Wind in the Willows Christmas and In This House (Two River Theater); Zombie in Love (Oregon Children’s Theatre); The Butterfly Girl (Vital Theatre Company); Catch the Wind (Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival); The Hinterlands (musical web series); Cloaked (Village Theatre, CAP21); The Yellow Wood (Contemporary Classics). Composer/Lyricist: Catch the Wind; The Hinterlands (nominated for four IAWTV Awards); Cloaked (2011 Jonathan Larson Grant, 2011 Kleban Prize); The Yellow Wood (2006 Richard Rodgers Development Award, 20016 Daryl Roth Award, 2007 Best Music Award at NYMF, 2008 NAMT Festival Participant); Zombie In Love (2014 Best Original Score and Best Original Script – Drammy Awards, Portland Area Musical Theatre Award for Outstanding Original Musical); The Butterfly Girl. Danny is currently working on a new musical with collaborator Michelle Elliott called Hart Island about New York City’s public burial ground. The show was shortlisted for the Kevin Spacey Foundation Artists of Choice Award in 2015 and will have two staged readings later this year. MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.

Scenic Designer

Michael Carnahan
Michael Carnahan

Michael Carnahan previously designed The Ballad of Little JoYour Blues Ain’t Sweet Like MineThirdOn Borrowed Time, and August Wilson’s Seven Guitars and Two Trains Running at Two RiverOff-Broadway—Atlantic Theater Company: Skeleton Crew; 59E59: I and You; Second Stage: The Happiest Song Plays Last; Signature Theatre: The Piano LessonThe First Breeze of Summer; Life Could Be a DreamThe Marvelous WonderettesThree Mo’ TenorsPygmalionHowie the RookieBrando. Tours—Cheers, Live On StageA Christmas Story The Musical, Peter & The Starcatcher. Regional credits include Mark Taper Forum, Arena Stage, American Conservatory Theater, The Kennedy Center, McCarter Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Baltimore Center Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Pasadena Playhouse, Two River Theatre, Chautauqua Theater Company, Cleveland Play House, Detroit Public Theater, Laguna Playhouse, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Northlight Theatre, Signature Theatre, Bucks County Playhouse, Ogunquit Playhouse, Arsht Center, Musical Theatre West, San Jose Repertory, Center Repertory. michaelcarnahandesign.com Instagram: Carnypics Twitter: @mike_carnahan

Costume Designer

Jess Goldstein
Jess Goldstein

Jess Goldstein previously designed The Ballad of Little Jo at Two River Theater. New York credits include Jersey Boys, Disney’s Newsies, On the Town, The Rivals (2005 Tony Award), The Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino (Tony nomination), Plenty with Rachel Weisz, Henry IV with Kevin Kline (Tony nomination), Proof, Julius Caesar with Denzel Washington, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Take Me Out, Tintypes, The Most Happy Fella, Buried Child, How I Learned to Drive, Stuff Happens, Dinner with Friends and The Mineola Twins (Lortel and Hewes Awards). His opera designs include Il Trittico for the Metropolitan Opera, Dead Man Walking for New York City Opera, and Two Women and Heart of a Soldier, two recent world premieres, for San Francisco Opera. Jess has also designed for film and television, most notably A Walk on the Moon directed by Tony Goldwyn, The Substance of Fire with Sarah Jessica Parker and Talking With and Far East for PBS’ Great Performances. He is the 2015 recipient of the Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award and is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, where he has been a Professor in the design department since 1990. www.jess-goldstein.com

Lighting Designer

Jennifer Tipton
Jennifer Tipton

Jennifer Tipton is well known for her work in theater, dance and opera. In theater, her recent work includes Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2 at the Golden Theatre in New York. Her recent work in opera includes Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette directed by Bart Sher at the Metropolitan Opera. Her recent work in dance includes Shen Wei’s Neither at BAM. Ms. Tipton teaches lighting at the Yale School of Drama. She received the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize in 2001, the Jerome Robbins Prize in 2003 and, in April 2004, the Mayor’s Award for Arts and Culture in New York City. In 2008 she was made a United States Artists “Gracie” Fellow and a MacArthur Fellow.

Sound Designer

Drew Levy
Drew Levy

Drew Levy Previously at Two River: Dancing at Lughnasa, The Ballad of Little Jo, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum¸ Absurd Person Singular. Broadway: Honeymoon in Vegas (Drama Desk nomination), Chaplin (Drama Desk Award), The Winslow Boy, The Importance of Being Earnest, Present Laughter. Off-Broadway: One Day the Musical, The Weir, Why Torture Is Wrong…, Emergence-See!, Dutchman, The Mistakes Madeline Made. Regional: Heartbreak Hotel, Bard SummerScape, Williamstown, 5th Avenue Theatre, The Old Globe, Two River Theater, Arena Stage, Westport Country Playhouse, McCarter, Huntington, Long Wharf. Other: Reconfiguration: An Evening with Other Lives; Drama Desk Awards Ceremony; Metropolitan Opera 125th Anniversary Gala; holiday installs for Saks 5th Avenue, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Harry Winston.

Wig Designer

Leah J. Loukas
Leah J. Loukas

Leah J. Loukas Broadway: The Great Comet of 1812, Sweat, Oh, Hello!, The Heidi Chronicles, On the Town, A Night with Janis Joplin, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, American Idiot, Irena’s Vow. The Public Theater: Plenty, Barbecue, Fortress of Solitude, Taming of the Shrew, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Into the Woods. Regional work: Dallas Theater Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse. She made her Two River debut last season with The Ballad of Little Jo.

Fight Director

Thomas Schall
Thomas Schall

Thomas Schall has served as fight director on over 70 Broadway shows, among them Six Degrees of Separation, Groundhog Day, Jitney, The Present, The Front Page, The Crucible, Blackbird, War Horse, Of Mice and Men, Romeo and Juliet, Death of a Salesman, Venus in Fur, A View from the Bridge. He has worked extensively at Lincoln Center Theater (Disgraced, Blood and Gifts), The Public Theater (Hamlet, King Lear, Mother Courage), MTC (Ruined, Murder Ballad), New York Theatre Workshop (Red Speedo, Othello) and the Met Opera (Nozze di Figaro, Il Trovatore).

Casting

Jack Doulin + Sharky
Jack Doulin + Sharky

Jack Doulin + Sharky Jack has been the Casting Director at New York Theatre Workshop since 2000. Productions there include: Peter and the StarcatcherHomebody/Kabul, Far AwayA NumberHedda GablerThe Misanthrope, and The Little Foxes. Other NYC highlights include two notable productions of Uncle Vanya: André Gregory’s production with Julianne Moore and Wallace Shawn (filmed by Louis Malle as Vanya on 42nd Street), and Annie Baker’s adaptation with Reed Birney, Maria Dizzia, and Michael Shannon directed by Sam Gold. For SoHo Rep: BlastedA Public Reading…DisneyMarie Antoinette. Film: New Orleans, Mon Amour directed by Michael Almereyda and Jonathan Demme’s A Master Builder and What the Night Can Do. Sharky, also known as Taylor Williams, serves as the Casting Associate at New York Theatre Workshop. Together they have cast:  Love and Information (NYTW), Oklahoma(Bard SummerScape), Scenes from a Marriage (NYTW), You Got Older (P73), City of Conversation  (Arena Stage), An Octoroon (Soho Rep and TFANA), Red Speedo (NTYW), Hadestown  (NYTW), Othello (NYTW) directed by Sam Gold, Mary Jane (NYTW) written by Amy Herzog and upcoming The Winter’s Tale (TFANA) and Adrienne Kennedy’s new play He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box (TFANA).

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