CREATIVE TEAM

 
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Written by Devin Burnam

Directed by Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy

Featuring Cassandra Nwokah*, Dan Kublick*, Sue Kim, Rachel Towne* and Stewart Walker*

Produced by Sea Dog Theater, Janelle Garcia Domig and Christopher Domig

Assistant Director Katie Cundari

Stage Manager Whitney Bahr

Sound Design Tye Hunt Fitzgerald

Lighting Design Guy de Lancey

Front of House Jenn Hibbs, Connor Kopko, Aevita Nalian

Press Representative Alton PR

Special Thanks to Von Bar

Headshot Photo Credit: Shannon Condon

Press Photo Credit: Jeremy Varner

 
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CASSANDRA NWOKAH

is an NYC-based Nigerian theatre artist. She is thrilled to be living on the brink of catastrophe each night with you and this brilliant crew. Selected credits: Sing, Goddess! (HERE Arts), Romeo and Juliet (Smith Street Stage), Salty (Lyra Theatre), Dumpster Fire (SheNYC), 1001 (Columbia Stages), The Odyssey Reimagined (Columbia University), Lysistrata (Savage Players), Julius Caesar (Gangbusters Theatre). MFA, Columbia Grad Acting.

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DAN KUBLICK

has appeared in new works by Dan Rothenberg, Kristin Marting, Ashlin Halfnight, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Jerry Lieblich, Eric Bland, Tracy Bersley, Jenny Connell Davis, Jeremy Pickard, Mikhael Tara Garver, Sister Sylvester and art.party.theater.company. Recent credits include: Toshiki Okada’s The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise (The Play Company, NYT Critic's Pick); IDIOT (HERE); Tom & Eliza (JACK); Ghost Stories (Tiny Little Band); Dead Behind These Eyes (Sister Sylvester); and Health Insurance (United Solo Festival-- Best Avant-Garde Show). He is a graduate of The Studio/New York and Princeton University.

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RACHEL TOWNE

is excited to be performing with Sea Dog Theater for the first time. Credits include: Romeo and Juliet (Smith Street Stage); Brave Smiles....Another Lesbian Tragedy (Pride Plays); The House of Bernarda Alba (Gene Frankel Theatre); Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); A Midsummer Night’s Dream & To Kill a Mockingbird (Syracuse Stage); Baskerville & The Importance of Being Earnest (Cider Mill Playhouse); Comedy of Errors, Hamlet, Richard III, and Twelfth Night (Allentown Shakespeare in the Park); and The Grey Boy (Dixon Place). TV/Film: Law and Order SVU (I’m Gonna Make You a Star). In addition to her work as an performer, Rachel teaches phonetics and dialects to fellow actors.

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STEWART WALKER

Credits include “The Woodsman” (Alexander Dinelaris Director); Iago, “Othello”; Aguecheek, “Twelfth Night”; Tuzenbach, “Three Sisters”. All for Oberon Theatre Ensemble. Other NY Theatre: Claudius & Ghost, “Hamlet”; Marcus Andronicus, “Titus Andronicus”; Ferdinand, “Duchess of Malfi”. All for Folding Chair Classical Theatre. Simon Drekker, “Shakespeare’s Slave” for Resonance Ensemble. Regional: Eddie, “Fool for Love”; Spooky Action Theatre, Washington D.C. Oswald & Burgundy, “King Lear”; Indiana Rep and Syracuse Stage. Film: Lead roles in “Ride of Passage” and “Rogue in Londinium”; supporting roles in “Quietus”, “My Brother’s War” and “Heads or Tails”. MFA: Academy for Classical Acting at the Shakespeare Theatre Co. /George Washington University.

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SUE KIM

Theatre credits include Convention (Irondale); American Dreamers (Workshop Theater); A Piece of My Heart (IATI Theater). Film/TV: "Expecting" (Columbia MFA Film), "Dish" (opposite Dree Hemingway); “Ray Donovan” (Showtime); “Law and Order: SVU” (NBC); “Golden Boy” (CBS). suekimnyc.com Love always to Juan Carlos & Teddy! “The ability to vote is how you tackle climate change. We can’t have climate change legislation simply by wishing it.” - Stacey Abrams Protect the right to vote: fairfight.com, capturingtheflag.com


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DEVIN BURNAM (PLAYWRIGHT) is a Brooklyn based writer and performer with a penchant for trying to convince you to put on a play in your backyard and/or living room. His extended family of likeminded collaborators includes Mason Holdings (“Consumption”; Unseen & Unheard Salon Series) and Sister Sylvester. He is a frequent contributor to Naked Angels Tuesdays @9. A bunch more stuff at www.abandonedgasstation.com and www.devinburnam.com.

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SHAUN BENNET FAUNTLEROY (DIRECTOR) is an actress, playwright, director, and producer and is overjoyed to be collaborating with Sea Dog Theatre again. With Sea Dog, she has performed in readings of Clybourne Park, Inherit the Wind, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and their beautiful Christmas Tapestry. As an actor, she was last seen in Romulus Linney’s Holy Ghosts (Theatre East), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Smith Street Stage), Richard III (NYIT Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role nomination — Smith Street Stage), The Tempest (Smith Street) and The Winter’s Tale (Smith Street), An Appeal to the Woman of the House (Retro Productions), and Advance Man (Gideon Productions). Recent directing work: Romeo and Juliet (Smith Street), Brain Trust (Core Artists Ensemble). Shaun is a recipient of the Theatre Hall of Fame’s 2017 Emerging Theatre Artist Award and was one of Gingold Theatrical Group’s 2018/2019 Speakers’ Corner playwrights. She lives in Brooklyn with her dog Bentley. They are both foodies. B”H. AEA, DGA www.shaunbfauntleroy.com

SEA DOG THEATER (Producer) is an award-winning theater company and was founded in 2016 by Christopher Domig and Janelle Garcia Domig. Sea Dog Theater produces new and established work that addresses questions of alienation and reconciliation. They believe that great theater offers us opportunities in paying attention and cultivating compassion. Sea Dog received a New York Innovative Theatre Award for Best Revival for their 2018 production of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea. Past productions include the World Premiere of The Rare Biosphere by Chris Cragin Day, Not From Here (Ace Hotel Artists in Residence), Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley, The Waste Land: A Performance/Installation by TS Eliot, Dirt by Robert Schneider (FringeNYC Best Actor in a solo-show, NYIT Nominee Best Actor in a solo-show). www.seadogtheater.org


KATIE CUNDARI (ASSISTANT DIRECTOR)is so happy to be working with Sea Dog Theater! Previous directorial credits include Medusa Underwater, a partially staged reading of a new play by Viviana Prado-Núñez at Rising Sun’s Summer Festival; a reading of Canaries, a new play, at Planet Connections Theatre Festivity; and Budding Bards, an apprentice festival at Shakespeare on the Sound. Favorite performance credits at Marymount include 10/12, The Best Thing We Do, Skiddy, and Frostbite. Her favorite regional performance credit is A Mini Summer Night’s Dream, at Shakespeare on the Sound. BA theatre performance Marymount Manhattan College. Much love to the cast and crew!

WHITNEY BAHR (STAGE MANAGER)is a graduate from the University of Florida where she studied Family, Youth, and Community Science and Theater. She is a trained vocalist, writer, and actor, her writing including music, lyrics, and stage productions. She has performed across the nation, including the O’Connell Center and Carnegie Hall, always entering into her work with a desire to deeply understand people and connect them to the most beautiful parts of life. Whitney has worked in several nonprofits, specializing in donor communications, event coordinating, and publicity. She was the Founder and Director of Art in Motion Theater Camp in Florida and the Director of the Man Up, Speak Up Camp with The Women’s Center - where she worked to co-create several Public Service Announcements that premiered on MTV, city billboards, and YouTube. Whitney’s passion is to use the arts as a way of uncovering truth, both the beautiful and the brutal.

TYE HUNT FITZGERALD (SOUND DESIGN)is a conceptual and reinforcement sound designer. Design credits include: Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (Cherry Lane Studio); An Enemy of the People (Yale Repertory Theatre); Passion (Yale School of Drama); Feral Child, Concord Floral (Suburban Beast Theatre). Associate Design: White Noise (The Public). Assistant Design: Fetch Clay, Make Man (Dallas Theatre Center); Alice By Heart (MCC); Eve’s Song (The Public), The Rare Biosphere (Sea Dog Theater). Tye is a graduate from the Sound Design department at Yale School of Drama.

GUY DE LANCEY (LIGHTING DESIGN) is an award-winning producer, editor, cinematographer, photographer, light and set designer as well as an actor. At the heart of all his pursuits, which span a variety of roles in theatre, film and TV, is the art of storytelling. Earlier this year, he was nominated for a Fleur du Cap for Best Supporting Actor and Best Lighting Design (together with Luke Ellenbogen) for his involvement in Louis Viljoen‘s The Pervert Laura. He studied at Rhodes University, New York University and Benetton’s Fabrica Arts and Communication Research Centre and his recent directing, acting and design credits include; Shakespeare’s King Lear (This time it Hurts), Urban Death, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Highway Crossing, As You Like It, Glengary Glen Ross and Through the Looking Glass. Guy is often vocal about the inequalities present in the South African theatre industry and doesn’t shy away from expressing scepticism when it comes to artistic accolades or the nature of creative institutions. Guy recently worked with Sea Dog Theater on the world premiere production of The Rare Biosphere by Chris Cragin Day.

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