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Alice's Wonderland

Studio Theatre

September 22 – October 1, 2017

In Alice's Wonderland Ezra LeBank re-imagines Lewis Carroll’s classic story as a whimsical journey into the curious universe of Alice’s imagination. In this new adaptation, six actors transform into long hallways, mad hatters, and mythical characters that Alice uses to make sense of the world and herself. A wild adventure filled with high-energy and high-flying, Alice's Wonderland uses LeBank’s trademark style of acrobatic theater seen in Flight (nominated for "Best Show" at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and a hit at New York’s Fringe Festival). Alice's Wonderland will captivate children and adults alike!

Creative Team
Written and Directed by Ezra LeBank
Associate Director: Julie Granata-Hunicutt
Scenic Design: Hongda Zhu
Costume, Makeup and Hair Designer: Amanda Martin
Lighting Design: Kit Baumer
Music by: Don Nichols
Stage Manager: Jewell Zuniga
Cast
Alice: Camryn Hohneker
Narrator/White Rabbit/Eaglet/Duchess: Charles Denton
Narrator/Alice's Reflection/Dodo/Caterpillar/March Hare: Daniela Naranjo
Narrator/Lory/Fish Footman/Mad Hatter: Gaelyn Wilkie
Father/Narrator/Duck/Cheshire Cat/Dormouse: Malik Proctor
Mother/Narrator/Mouse/Queen of Hearts: Patrick Tabari
Swing: Bonnie Dolan

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Machinal

October 13 – 21, 2017
University Theatre

Sophie Treadwell's classic Machinal is a powerful drama that explores the deeply corrosive effects of misogyny in America. Machinal tells the story of Helen, a young woman who feels that every decision she makes merely moves her from one cage to another. This social imprisonment forces Helen to confront the question, is there any place a woman can truly be free? Directed by Julianne Just, co-artistic director of The Speakeasy Society, Machinal rings startlingly true for our times.

Creative Team
Directed by Julianne Just
Scenic Design: Lin Xiyu
Costume Design: Sara Lindsey
Lighting Design: Szu Yun Wang
Sound Design: Chris Porter
Makeup and Hair Design: Tiffany Tseng
Stage Manager: Robert Wyllie
Cast
Helen/Young Woman: April Sigman-Marx
Jones/Husband: Tom Trudgeon
1st Man/Man: Riel Paley
Doctor/2nd Man/Judge: Chris Bange
Mother/Nurse/Court Reporter: Leslie Valdez
Filing Clerk/Bellboy/Boy at Bar/1st Rep: Bryce Maniex
Man/Lawyer for the Defense: Brendan Backman
Stenographer/Woman/Matron: Alejandra Machado
Telephone Girl/Girl/2nd Reporter: Saby Ramirez
Man/Bailiff/Priest: Joshua Kemmling
Adding Clerk/Waiter-Bartender/Prosecutor: Jose Vargas

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WOKE!: A Revolutionary Cabaret

November 3 - 12, 2017
Studio Theatre

An original cabaret devised by Joanne Gordon in collaboration with Alexandra Billings (co-star of Amazon’s Emmy Award-winning show Transparent) and an ensemble of over 20 students, WOKE!: A Revolutionary Cabaret promises to be an explosion of music, movement, and expression. 2016 forced America to face realities of racism, gender bias, LGBTQ rights, climate change, and class warfare. WOKE! engages these issues through hip hop, spoken word and songs that call our community to activism!

Creative Team
Directed by: Joanne Gordon
Music by: Jarod Sheahan
Scenic Design: Merve Caydere Dobai
Costume Design: Lesley Su
Lighting Design: Kit Baumer
Sound Design: Kate Fechtig
Choreographer: Brian Moe
Projections Design: Caitlin Eby
Stage Manager: Megan Beretta
Ensemble
Alexandra Billings, Christopher Berg, Rob Bergman, Christine Bowie, Adriano Brown, Angel Cabrera, Alex Chiu, Ryan Chiu, Kaleigh Clark, Tara Coffey, Olivia Davis, Charles Denton, Bonnie Dolan, Zerenade Ho, Yoon Park, Jennifer Richardson, Nicole Royster, Tatiana Santana, Aliyah Smith, Jonathan Talberg, Jasmine Vang, Tay Villet, Liz Waite and Carolina Xique

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Polaroid Stories

November 17 – December 2, 2017
University Theatre

In this contemporary collage of classical mythology and real life stories of street kids, Naomi Iizuka’s Polaroid Stories weaves a world where myth-making and storytelling equip the characters to transform their reality and survive a system that erases and ignores them. Polaroid Stories mixes poetry and profanity to tell a kaleidoscopic tale of young people living on the streets that asks us to contemplate the myths we create about ourselves. Directed by Eric Hoff, recent director at the Humana Festival at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, this production is a visceral and theatrical journey into the underbelly of street youth culture.

Creative Team
Directed by Eric Hoff
Scenic Design: Ulyana Chava
Costume Design: Amanda Martin
Lighting Design: David Zahacewski
Sound Design: Corinne Carrillo
Makeup and Hair Design: Amanda Martin and Keanu Regan
Stage Manager: Kenny Nauta
Cast
D (Dionysus): Donge Tucker
Echo: Mia D'Kari
Eurydice: Natalia Caraballo
G (Zeus/Hades): Luis McLean
Narcissus: Jarod Duncan
Orpheus (Tereus): Isidro Cortes
Persephone (Semele): Kayla Manuel
Philomel: Janelee Rodriguez
Skinhead Boy (Oklahoma Boy): Erin Galloway
Skinhead Girl (Neon Girl): Gaelyn Wilkie

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The Voice Bank

December 10, 2017
Studio Theatre

The Voice Bank tells the story of Terry, a woman who defies her ALS diagnosis to fight for the privilege to keep speaking. Andrea Caban plays both herself and Terry, struggling to manage Terry’s deteriorating speech through voice and accent training. Caban is not only faced with her patient’s adverse medical diagnosis but also the mounting fear that she might lose her own mother. The Voice Bank is a meditation on letting go.

Creative Team
Directed by Amanda McRaven
Scenic Design: Lin Xiyu
Costume Design: Kathryn McGaughey
Sound/Video Design: Matthew Barabasch
Technical Director: Chris Kramer
Stage Manager: Jake Rhodes