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Elena Bossler (Mairead) Elena is feckin' thrilled to be making her Theatre Exile debut. Next up-- Dividing the Estate with PLTC! After that Elena will be traveling back to India to perform with the Alliance Française de Delhi and to teach theater and play writing at the Garden of Peace at the Kurumbupalayam Village in Vellore District of Tamil Nadu. Until then, Elena continues to work with the Diverse Talent Agency voice over department in LA. Thanks to Kim, Kevin, Pfeiff, & the rest of you "clavens". Love to Pagels, Lucy, & my hair. For sweet Melissa.
Pearce Bunting (Donny) Credits include: Theatre Exile: Killer Joe, Blackbird; Broadway: Mamma Mia; The Open Eye Figure Theatre in Minneapolis: Cabinet of Wonders; Big House: Endgame, Hamlet, The Wild Duck , Across and Pink Melon Joy; The Wilma: Road (Barrymore Award), Quartet; The Arden: Coyote On A Fence, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; PTC: All In The Timing, Fifth Of July; Interact: Mastergate, God’s Country; People’s Light and Theatre Co.: Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Sister Carrie; Television: Boardwalk Empire, Law and Order SVU, Homicide, Travelers. Thanks and love to Steph and Milo and wee Skyler, Joe and Trish, and all the mad fecks at Theatre Exile!
Keith J. Conallen (James) is so excited to be a part of this brilliant ensemble. Last seen in Flashpoint Theatre Co.’s Run, Mourner, Run, Keith has worked with Azuka Theater Collective, Brat Productions, Lantern Theater Co., Theatre Exile, and has done readings for Wilma Theatre and Philadelphia Theatre Co. He is the Creative Director for Travers Arts Project and director of their monthly sketch show; POP! Love to Grant.
Robert DaPonte (Davey) is proud to be part of his 4th production for Theatre Exile, having previously been seen in Mr. Marmalade, Dark Play and American Buffalo. Robert has also performed for the Wilma, Interact, Flashpoint, Luna, EgoPo, PlayPenn, Shakespeare in Clark Park, Philadelphia Young Playwrights and multiple productions in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Robert studied acting at Bradford College in Haverhill, MA and The National Theater Institute at The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. Many thanks to the talented cast and crew and, as always, to Matt, for always having his back.
Paul Felder (Padraic) Paul is honored to be making his Theatre Exile debut with such an amazing show, cast, and director. Recent credits: Fat Pig (Theatre Horizon), Eclectic Society/ A Streetcar Named Desire (Walnut Street Theatre), Angels in America Parts Millennium Approaches/ Perestroika (Bckseet), Chicken, Talk Radio, Extremities (New City Stage), Magnetic North (Act II), This is our Youth (Theatre Revolution). Paul holds a BFA in acting from the University of The Arts. Paul would like to thank Matt, Theatre Exile, his Family and Lynnia. This one is for Melissa.
Andrew Kane (Joey) is thrilled to be making his Theatre Exile debut with his third production under the direction of Matt Pfeiffer. Recent area credits: D’Artagnan in The Three Musketeers (People’s Light) and Hotspur in Henry IV Part 1 (Lantern). A four-time Barrymore nominee, he has also worked with Theatre Horizon, Arden Theatre, and the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. BA: DeSales University. Next up: The Credeaux Canvas with Theatre Horizon. Thanks to Matt. Love to Julia.
Brian McCann (Brendan) can’t believe he gets paid to work with such a great group of people on such an amazing piece of theater. He was last seen in the Berserker Resident’s A Very Merry X-Mass Carol Holiday Adventure Show. Earlier this season Brian did Run, Mourner, Run with Flashpoint and Duchess of Malfi with The Philadelphia Artist Collective. He has recently played in Bedbound and Gagrin Way for Inus Nua. He has played Malvolio at Delaware Shakespeare Festival. Brian has done numerous shows for both The Lantern and Phila. Shakespeare Festival. He also worked with Matt on the Barrymore Award winning Best Ensemble Glengarry Glen Ross with Theater Exile. Next up Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. He is a 15 year company member of the 2010 World Tournament champions Phila. Comedy Sportz. “Don’t f@#%k this up for me.”
William Zielinski (Christy) was last seen in Theatre Exile's production of Shining City. Regional Theatre includes Eventide (Denver Center Theatre), The Seafarer (Arden Theatre), BUG and Glengarry Glen Ross (Theatre Exile), Arsenic and Old Lace (Baltimore Centerstage), Too Kill A Mockingbird (Virginia Stage), Trumbo (Philadelphia Theatre Company/National Tour), Lost In Yonkers (Walnut Street Theatre). Film and TV: Future Weather, Night Catches Us, The Lovely Bones, The Wire.
Martin McDonagh (Playwright) has written numerous plays including A Behanding in Spokane, The Lonesome West (Tony nominee, Best Play 1999), The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Tony nominee, Best Play 1999) and The Pillowman, which was a Tony nominee for Best Play 2005 and an Olivier Award winner in 2004. Other works include Suicide on Sixth Street, Shit on Illinois, Seven Psychopaths, In Bruges and Six-Shooter (Oscar- Best Short 2006).
Matt Pfeiffer (director) Matt is the Associate Artistic Director of Theatre Exile where he's directed Barrymore nominated productions of SHINING CITY, AMERICAN BUFFALO, GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, and BUG. Other credits include; Arden Theatre (ROMEO AND JULIET, A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN, GO DOG, GO!), Walnut St. (AN INFINITE ACHE), Two River Theatre (CHARLOTTE'S WEB, YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN), Orlando Shakespeare Theatre (WITTENBERG), Lantern Theatre (THE FOOCY), 1812 Productions (BEAUTIFUL BOY), Flashpoint Theatre (RUN,MOURNER,RUN) , Brat Productions (POPSICLE'S DEPARTURE), and 14 seasons with the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. Matt is a 5-time Barrymore Nominee and recipient of the F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Theatre Artist
Thomas E. Shotkin (Stage manager) Tom is excited for his 1st show with Theatre Exile. He has been the Stage Manager for 1812 Productions for the past 9 seasons. Favorite shows there include: THIS IS THE WEEK THAT IS (all 5), CHERRY BOMB, SUBURBAN LOVE SONGS, THE FOUR OF US, BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL, LIKE CRAZY LIKE WOW, and AN EVENING WITHOUT WOODY ALLEN (in which he performed). Tom has also stage managed for People’s Light & Theatre, Arden Theatre Company, Barnstormers Theatre (NH), Act II Playhouse. He has also worked for Hartford Stage Company, Azuka Theatre Collective, and Boarshead Theatre. Love to MB.
Anya Anthony (Assistant Stage Manager) is a recent graduate of The University of the Arts with a degree in Theatre Management and Production. This is her second season with Theatre Exile, her most recent credits include Theate Exile's That Pretty Pretty… (SM), and, Iron(SM). She continues her work as Associate Artistic Producer, with the small but growing Off-Color Theatre Company. She is currently working as Production Manager for Off-Color's upcoming Sketch Cabaret piece Untitled. As always, she sends love to her family and ever so helpful friends.
Cassy Pressimone Beckowski (Dramaturg) is thrilled to be back in Exile, where she previously dramaturged American Buffalo. After receiving her MFA in Dramaturgy from Stony Brook University, Cassy began freelancing in Philadelphia; she has worked with Philadelphia Theatre Company, Philadelphia Dramatists Center, 1812 Productions (Summer Residency Program), and Philadelphia Young Playwrights. She is also an Artistic Associate with Airmid Theatre Company in New York. Cassy currently serves the Writing Specialist at Cabrini College in Radnor, PA. Love to Shawn.
Brian Sidney Bembridge (Set Designer) is a member of Lookingglass Theatre Company and Circle X Theatre Company and an Artistic Associate of Timeline Theatre Company, Teatro Vista. Off-Broadway: The Public Theater, Second Stage, Jean Cocteau Repertory, Kids With Guns Theater Company, Theatre at St Clement's. National Tours: Chicago Shakespeare. Chicago: Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The Second City, Court Theatre, Chicago Theater, Writers' Theatre, Ravinia Music Festival, Drury Lane Theatre Water Tower/Oakbrook, Luna Negra Dance Theatre, Chicago Civic Ballet, Next Theater, Famous Door Theater Company, The Gift Theatre, Pine Box Theatre Company, Naked Eye Theatre Company, Bailiwick Repertory, Noble Fool Theatricals, Live Bait Theater, among others. Regional: Guthrie Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Children's Theatre Company, California Shakespeare, Maltz Jupiter Theater, Two River Theater, Virginia Opera, Opera Omaha, The Arden Theatre, The Second City Toronto, Milwaukee Repertory, Madison Repertory, among others. Honors: Five Joseph Jefferson Awards, five After Dark Awards including Outstanding Season, two LA Drama Critic Circle Awards, two Garland Awards, an Ovation Award and a LA Weekly Award. Mr. Bembridge was just named one of the five most prolific theater artists of the decade, Time Out Magazine and one of the 50 Leading Players in Chicago, New City Chicago. Film: Wallace Shawn's Marie and Bruce, Holding Out, MANFAST, Stray Dogs, Late for Church, Muppets from Space. Mr. Bembridge holds a BFA from North Carolina School of the Arts, School of Design and Production. briansidneybembridge.com.
Sarah Chandler (Production Manager) holds an MFA in Theatre from Virginia Tech and a BA in Sociology from Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. Ms. Chandler has worked professionally all over the east coast, including The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival, Berkshire Theatre Festival, and Pig
Iron Theatre Company. During her two and a half year residence at Pig Iron, she stage managed four productions, including two international shows in Ukraine and Peru, while concurrently production managing their full season July 2007 – December 2008. She has recently production managed for Theatre Exile, Nichole Canuso Dance Company, OMNiBUS, and stage managed for Pig Iron Theatre Company’s Chekhov Lizardbrain.
Melissa Cristaldi (Properties Designer) is happy to be working with Theatre Exile for the first time on this project. Her work can usually be seen with the Philadelphia Theatre Company, where she is the resident Props Master.
Aaron Cromie - director, performer, mask & puppet designer - directed for Azuka, Philadelphia Shakespeare, Lantern, Mum Puppettheatre, designer for Folger, Wilma, Shakespeare Theatre, performer with Arden, Walnut, 1812 Productions. Two time Barrymore Winner. Grants from Jim Henson Foundation, Philadelphia Theatre Initiative, Independence Foundation. Teaches at University of the Arts. Co-founder of Headlong Performance Institute. Graduate of the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre.
Alison Roberts (Costume Designer) is thrilled to be a part of The Lieutenant of Inishmore; her ninth show with Theatre Exile. She designed Iron this season and Hunter Gatherers, Any Given Monday, and Shining City last season. You can also see her designs at the Arden Theatre Company where she is in her eleventh season as their Costume Supervisor. Alison received her B.A. in Theatre Arts from Rowan University and her M.F.A. in Costume Design from Illinois State University. She has also designed costumes for 1812 Productions, Flashpoint Theatre Company, Rowan University, and Jeanne Ruddy Dance. Love to Glenn.
James Sugg (Sound Designer/Composer) is a member of Pig Iron Theatre Company with whom he has created 10 original pieces. He has also worked with the Wilma, The Arden Theater, Seattle Rep, Actors Theater of Louisville, Folger Theater, Headlong Dance Theater, Rainpan 43 and Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental. He is the composer of the musicals A Murder, A Mystery And A Marriage, James Joyce is Dead and So Is Paris(Pig Iron), The Sea(a one man electric chamber opera) and Cherry Bomb (1812 Productions). His work has been recognized with 2 Obies, four Barrymores for Outstanding Sound Design, the F. Otto Haas Award for Emerging Theater Artist and a Pew Fellowship.
Waldo Warshaw (special effects) has been designing and choreographing special effects such as atmospherics, pyrotechnics, blood and firearms for theater, television and film for over two decades. He has designed nine productions of Lieutenant including the original Broadway production, making him the international expert on the effects of McDonagh’s explosive show.
Thom Weaver (Lighting Designer) –For Exile: Shining City and American Buffalo. Designs in the area include: Arden Theater Company – The Three Penny Opera, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Romeo and Juliet, Blue Door, My Name is Asher Lev. Wilma Theatre Company – In the Next Room, Scorched, Coming Home, Becky Shaw. People’s Light – Three Musketeers, Snow White in Follywood. Lantern – Uncle Vanya, The Breath of Life. Delaware Theatre Company – Around the World in 80 Days, The Foocy, It’s a Wonderful Life, All the Great Books, The Diary of Anne Frank. Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival – Playboy of the Western World, Merry Wives of Windsor, Complete Works, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Other theatre credits include: Teller’s Play Dead in Las Vegas and NYC, Cal Shakes, Vital Theater Company, Children’s Theatre Company, CENTERSTAGE, Folger Theater, Syracuse Stage, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Signature Theater Company, Berkshire Opera, Lincoln Center Institute, Lincoln Center Festival, York Theatre, Summer Play Festival, 37 ARTS, Spoleto Festival USA, City Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, and Yale Rep. Awards include 6 Barrymore nominations, two-time City Paper’s Best Lighting Design, 2010 Helen Hayes Nomination, and the 2007 AUDELCO Award for King Hedley II, Signature Theatre. He is the artistic director of Flashpoint Theatre Company, and a member of Wingspace Design Group. Education: Carnegie Mellon and Yale.