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Dividing the Estate
Written by Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award-winner HORTON FOOTE | Directed by STEVEN DIETZ (Doubt, Shooting Star and Becky's New Car)
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"A hilarious, Texas-sized tale!"
"Everyone must see and hear this play!"
The Gordons of Harrison, Texas, have always been a greedy, gossipy clan. Now the malcontents from the Houston branch of the family come to the homestead and make pettiness an art form as they tangle over their inheritances. This is a play with echoes of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and rich humor reflecting Foote’s generous spirit and Texas roots.
"In this deeply funny play, Horton Foote's gaze is focused with satiric sharpness."
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Emily, Mary Jo and Sissy (played by Audrey Henderson, Barbara Chisholm and Elissa Castles) have a laugh in Horton Foote's hilarious DIVIDING THE ESTATE. Photo: Kirk Tuck
Gordon family matriarch Stella (played by Marijane Vandivier), Photo: Kirk Tuck
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About the Company
JANELLE BUCHANAN* (Lucille) – AT ZACH THEATRE: The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later; August: Osage County, Our Town, The Grapes of Wrath, Doubt, Omnium-Gatherum, The Laramie Project (2002 & 2012), Abundance, The Last Night of Ballyhoo. REGIONAL THEATRE: Man and Superman and An Ideal Husband with Austin Shakespeare; Ah! Wilderness at St. Edward’s University; Laughing Wild, A Delicate Balance, Dancing at Lughnasa, Death and the Maiden, Marie and Bruce, Sonny’s Last Shot and the world premiere of Tennessee Williams’ newly discovered Spring Storm. Buchanan was a founder of Big State Productions and co-writer and performer in the company’s long running hit In the West, which played almost every venue in Austin, many across Texas and at the Kennedy Center. Janelle is a veteran Austin actress with dozens of stage productions to her credit, as well as numerous film, commercial, industrial and print projects. AWARDS: The recipient of many B. Iden Payne and Austin Critics’ Table nominations and awards for both comedy and drama.
LIZ BECKHAM* (Pauline) – Is making her first appearance at ZACH in this production. IN AUSTIN: Arcadia (Hannah) for Austin Shakespeare. NEW YORK: The Tempest (Miranda), As You Like It (Celia/Audrey) for the National Shakespeare Company; Twelfth Night (Viola/Olivia) for the New England Shakespeare Festival; The Feigned Courtesans (Cornelia) for New York Classical Theatre. REGIONAL THEATRE: Jude the Obscure (Arabella Donn), To Kill A Mockingbird (Scout/Jean Louise), Taming of the Shrew (Tranio), Tartuffe (Dorine) for Burning Coal Theatre Company, Raleigh, N.C. Love’s Labors’ Lost (Rosaline) for Shakespeare Santa Monica, Los Angeles; Gun-Shy (Caitlin) Red Herring Theatre Company, Columbus Ohio; Lizzie in Neil Patrick Harris’ Accomplice: Hollywood (Los Angeles). TV: Chappelle’s Show, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, Olivia the Pig, The Mr. Men Show. Liz has studied at the Actor’s Center Conservatory in New York City, Upright Citizen’s Brigade and Steppenwolf West in Los Angeles, and holds a BFA in Acting from Otterbein University.
ELISSA CASTLES (Sissy) – Is making her first appearance at ZACH in this production. UNIVERSITY THEATRE: Elvis Machine, Static, 360 (round dance), september play, The Fictional Life of Historical Oddities, Racer and Emergency Prom. OTHER: Elissa is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin where she earned her B.A. in Theatre and Dance.
BARBARA CHISHOLM* (Mary Jo) – AT ZACH THEATRE: Red Hot Patriot (Molly Ivins); Our Town; Shooting Star; The Clean House; Present Laughter; 365 Plays/365 Days; Keepin‚ It Weird; Blown Sideways Through Life; House Arrest; The Pavilion; Misery; Abundance; The Last Night of Ballyhoo; Ruthless! The Musical; The Sisters Rosensweig; among others. REGIONAL THEATRE: When Something Wonderful Ends, Red Then Productions; Nesteggs For Armageddon, Kennedy Center, D.C.; The Winter’s Tale and Hamlet, Austin Shakespeare Festival; Twelfth Night, Sneck Up! Productions; The Chronicles of Badass Women, Nantasket, UT; The Women, San Diego Repertory Theatre; David’s Redhaired Death and Silence, Cunning, and Exile, Frontera at Hyde Park Theatre; Come Back To The Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, Live Oak Theatre; Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet, Capitol City Playhouse. FILM: Holy Hell; Brotherly Love; The Aviatrix; Fast Food Nation; Boyhood; Broke Sky. TELEVISION: Friday Night Lights. OTHER: Voted Best Actor in The Austin Chronicle’s Readers’ Poll (2008 & 2011). Multiple ACOT and Austin Critics’ Table Awards for both comedy and drama. Producing Director of Red Then Productions.
AUDREY HENDERSON (Emily) - Is making her first appearance at ZACH in this production. REGIONAL THEATRE: Anne Frank in And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. Other credits include A Streetcar Named Desire (Taylor University Theatre Best Female Lead and The Kennedy Center ACTF Irene Ryan Nominee), Crimes of the Heart (Taylor University Theatre Best Lead), The Taming of the Shrew, The Odd Couple, Thoroughly Modern Millie and the world premiere of Eve’s Daughters in Sydney, Australia.
JOEY HOOD (Son) – Is making his first appearance at ZACH in this production. REGIONAL THEATRE: The Aliens for Hyde Park Theatre, Watch the Gap, by choreographer Ellen Bartel, and Static, a play by Tom Horan as part of UTNT. The Atheist for Hyde Park Theatre, (Austin Critics’ Table Best Actor Award), The Collection, Bombs in Your Mouth, The Water Principle, The Glory of Living (Austin Critics’ Table Nomination Best Actor) and Blur (B. Iden Payne Nomination Best – Supporting Actor in a Comedy). Stadium Devildare, Cherry Wood and Have You Ever Been Assassinated? for Rude Mechanicals. He recently finished work on choreographer Jennifer Sherburn’s 90 Knots, for Fusebox Festival. OTHER: He has numerous voice over credits including his work as Nightwing and Guy Gardner for the Sony/Warner Bros. game, DC Universe Online. He has been active in the Austin theatre community for almost 15 years now. He is a native of Hattiesburg, Mississppi where he attended the University of Southern Mississippi. Joey is a core-company member of Hyde Park Theatre and is also a member of Rude Mechs and Ariel Dance Theatre.
DAVID R. JARROTT (Bob) – AT ZACH THEATRE: Hairspray (Harriman F. Spritzer, Patterson Park HS Principal, Mr. Pinky & TV Announcer); Metamorphoses (Bacchus/Philemon); Shear Madness (Eddie); Side Man (Ziggy – Austin Critics’ Table Nomination, Best Supporting Actor), Master Class. REGIONAL THEATRE: Henry IV, Part I; Mrs. Warren’s Profession; The Speaker Speaks: An Evening With Sam Rayburn (Austin Critics’ Table Nomination, Best Actor); Sherlock Holmes; Dracula; You Can’t Take It With You; My Fair Lady; Gypsy; The Music Man; Talk Radio; The Fantasticks; Oklahoma. FILM: Untreated; Are We Men Or Are We Coppers?; Fix My Machine; Millstone; Jollenbach (Cannes Film Festival); Piggyback; Chickenfut (San Francisco, Lake Tahoe and Venice Film Festivals); Room (Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals); Best, Texas, Grocery (SXSW). TELEVISION/INDUSTRIAL: My Generation (ABC); The Farkles (Pilot); $5.15/Hr (HBO); Footsteps (PBS); Good Rockin’ (PBS). ADDITIONAL CREDITS: David has been featured on national radio and television commercials for 7-Up, Sea World, AT&T and others. An award-winning writer/producer whose most recent corporate industrial video for IBM won a 2012 Telly Award (the highest award for non-broadcast film and video), he is currently writing his first novel, Blood Moon. After a radio career spanning 40 years, mostly in Austin as a #1 rated morning show personality, last November David was inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame.
KEYLEE KOOP (Irene) – Is making her first appearance at ZACH in this production. REGIONAL THEATRE: Around the Circle, Frontera at Hyde Park Theatre; The Little Dog Laughed, Austin City Theatre; Early Girl, Salvage Vanguard Theatre; Buried Child, Austin City Theatre; PINKERTON!, Dallas Children’s Theater. AWARDS: National recipient of Margolis Physical Theatre Apprenticeship at the 2012 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Washington, D.C. Keylee recently graduated in May 2012 with a B.F.A. in Acting from Texas State University.
EUGENE LEE* (Doug) – AT ZACH: The Book of Grace written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan Lori-Parks and God of Carnage. Mr. Lee’s career as an actor goes back as far as a command performance of a University Drama department production of A Raisin in The Sun for President Lyndon Johnson on his Texas ranch in 1972 and television episodes of Dallas, Good Times, The White Shadow, The Guiding Light, playing coroner Hud Sanders on The District, the mini-series The Women of Brewster Place with Oprah Winfrey, The Jackson Five: An American Dream and recent features Blacklisted and Coach Carter. On the professional stage, as far back as the original cast of Pulitzer Prize-winning A Soldier’s Play by Charles Fuller with the Negro Ensemble Company to a Broadway appearance in August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean. He performed on stages including the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. (2008) performing in 5 of the 10 August Wilson Century of plays and Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre’s production of August Wilson’s Two Trains Running, Boston’s Huntington Theatre’s Fall 2009 production of Fences and the Fall 2010 world premiere of Marcus Gardley’s every tongue confess at Arena Stage in D.C. Other Negro Ensemble Company appearances include Samm Art William’s Home, Ray Araanha’s Sons and Fathers of Sons and Gus Edwards Manhattan Made Me. He was Sterling in Boston’s Huntington Theatre’s staging of Radio Golf and Eli in their Broadway bound production of Gem of The Ocean, as well as the True Colors Theatre Company in Atlanta’s productions of August Wilson’s Fences, Lonne Elder’s Ceremonies in Dark Old Men and Miss Evers’ Boys. He has also created characters on the page as a playwright with East Texas Hot Links, Fear Itself, Somebody Called: A Tale of Two Preachers, Killingsworth. His latest work Lyin’ Ass takes a look at one of the first Black female Texas Rangers as she is about to retire, and the musical Twist and he also worked on episodes for television series including Homicide: Life on the Streets, Walker Texas Ranger, Michael Hayes, The Turks and The Journey of Allen Strange. Mr. Lee serves as Artist in Residence and Artistic Director of the Texas State University Black and Latino Playwright’s Conference. He performed recently at Texas State playing Jaques in Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Mr. Lee plays the title role in the independent film Feature Wolf, which was a standout at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival in Austin and took the prestigious Grand Jury Award in the Texas Competition for Best Film at this year’s Dallas International Film Festival. www.eugeneleeonline.com
SHARAYAH REED (Cathleen) – Is making her first appearance at ZACH in this production. Stephen F. Austin College of Fine Arts: A Raisin in the Sun (Mama; Lena Young); Big River (Chorus); Wine in the Wilderness (Cynthia); Stones and Bones (Stony); recently graduated with a Psychology degree with a minor in Theater.
JANIS STINSON* (Mildred) - AT ZACH THEATRE: Hairspray (Motormouth Maybelle); Caroline, or Change (Caroline Thibodeaux); Porgy and Bess (Maria); Jesus Christ Superstar/ Jesucristo Superestrella (Simon); Hank Williams: Lost Highway; Crowns; 365 Plays/365 Days; Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues; Beehive; bee-luther hatchee; Smokey Joe’s Café; Divas Live!; Jelly’s Last Jam; Little Shop of Horrors; A Streetcar Named Desire; Tapestry: The Music of Carole King; The America Play; Ain’t Misbehavin’; Blues in the Night; Ruthless! The Musical; A Christmas Carol; The Gospel at Colonus; Avenue X; Dreamgirls (‘95 and ‘97); Once on This Island; The Wiz; Purlie!; One Mo’ Time!; Member of the Wedding and Joe Turner’s Come and Gone. REGIONAL THEATRE: Nunsense, Just Havin’ Church, Mahalia, Children of Eden, Gospel According to Texas, A Streetcar Named Desire, Eubie!, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Our Lady of South Oak Cliff, The Virgin Shenequa, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, 110 Degrees in the Shade, Spunk and I Am Annie Mae. TV/RADIO: Shell Oil Take Me to the Water (lead vocals). AWARDS: B. Iden Payne Awards for Hairspray, Porgy and Bess, Blues in the Night, Children of Eden and A Streetcar Named Desire. Austin Critics’ Table Awards for Ruthless! The Musical, The Gospel at Colonus and Avenue X. Janis is a 27-year veteran at ZACH and a Teaching Artist with ZACH’s Performing Arts School.
MARIJANE VANDIVIER* (Stella Gordon) – AT ZACH Theatre: Always, Patsy Cline (Louise). Mj is a professional Equity actress with over forty years of practical experience in theatre, television, radio and film work. She studied at The American Theatre Wing in NYC and holds a B.S. in Psychology and Theatre from The University of Houston. Vandivier is a certified Lessac Voice / Body Teacher. Mj traveled singing in Vegas, Reno, Tahoe, LA, New Orleans, ending in Houston where she took up residence and embarked on a successful 30 year TV career. Many Texans grew up with her popular KPRC-TV children’s shows: Happy Hollow and Marijane’s MagiCastle, followed by her long-running talk/news show, Wake-up Houston on KUHT-TV. She also worked in the commercial field and on radio. Marijane performed in Houston at the Alley Theatre, Theatre Under the Stars, Houston Music Theatre and with the AD Players. Mj had the pleasure of working with Horton Foote in his play The Traveling Lady for Baylor University followed by performance in NYC at The Actors Studio. Ten years ago, Mj moved to Austin to be with family. She has continued to act professionally at St. Edward’s Mary Northern Moody Theatre, ZACH Theatre, Austin Playhouse, Tex-Arts Theatre and in films. Vandivier has taught at the St. Edward’s University and currently teaches at the State School of Acting and for private clients.
PAUL MITCHELL WRIGHT* (Lewis Gordon) – AT ZACH THEATRE: The Grapes of Wrath and Six Degrees of Separation. REGIONAL THEATRE: Proof (Robert) at ACC, directed by Shelby Brammer. Monika Bustamonte’s Stillborn (Clay) at Hyde Park Theatre, How I Learned to Drive (Uncle Peck), You Can’t Take it With You (Mr. DePinna), That Championship Season (Phil Romano), Well of the Saints (Martin Doul), Our Town (Doc Gibbs), The Crucible (Giles Corey), Macbeth (Banquo) for ASF, Uncle Vanya (Serebryakov), The Seagull (Shamraev), Down the Road (Dan Henniman), and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Senator Wingwoah) for Austin Musical Theatre. A Ballad of the West (Nat Fitzgerald) in Wyoming and Dead Innocence (Samuel Smith) at the Cambridge Drama Centre, England. FILM/TV: Rock Opera, James Michenor’s Texas, The Underneath, Ballad of the Sad Cafe, American Outlaws, The Wendell Baker Story, Friday Night Lights, Infamous, Walker Texas Ranger and Prison Break. OTHER: Training at The University of Houston, under the direction of Cecil Pickett.
* = Member Actors' Equity Association
About the Artistic Staff
STEVEN DIETZ (Director) - is honored to direct Horton Foote’s beautiful play at ZACH, where he has previously directed John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt and his own plays, Shooting Star (world premiere) and Becky’s New Car. Mr. Dietz’s work as a director includes numerous world-premiere productions at theaters such as Actor’s Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival of New American Plays, Westside Arts (Off-Broadway), Seattle Repertory Theatre, ACT Theatre, Northlight Theatre (Chicago), the Denver Center Theatre Company, San Jose Rep, City Theatre Company (Pittsburgh), and the Sundance Institute. He was a resident director for ten years at the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, where he also served as Artistic Director of Midwest PlayLabs. Mr. Dietz’s latest play, Mad Beat Hip & Gone, will premiere next season in ZACH’S new Topfer Theater. He is married to playwright Allison Gregory, and their family divides its time between Seattle and Austin - where he teaches playwriting and directing at UT.
CLIFF SIMON (Set Design) – has designed at the Truck and Warehouse Theater, the Lamb’s Club, Playwright’s Horizons, T. Schreiber Studios; at the George Street Playhouse in New Jersey; the Cleveland Play House; for Tapestry Dance Company, Rude Mechanicals, Zilker Theatre Productions and for University of Texas in Austin; the Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach, Fla; the Bigfork Summer Playhouse in Montana; and in Birmingham at BFT, Birmingham Children’s Theatre and at UAB, where he teaches Scene Design. Seven of his digital designs are to be part of the permanent collection of the Lore Degenstein Gallery in Susquehana, Pa. He has also, since the seventies, been designing edibly painted cakes for the likes of Diana Ross, Madonna and his mother Lil. So happy to be at ZACH again.
MICHELLE HABECK (Lighting Design) – Happily Debuts at ZACH Theatre. BROADWAY: Slide Artist; Thoroughly Modern Millie (also London and tour); Associate Lighting Designer: The Boy from Oz, King Hedley II; Assistant Lighting Designer: Movin’ Out, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedley II. OPERA: Associate Lighting Designer: Julie Taymor’s Grendel. OFF- BROADWAY: Fifty Words. REGIONAL THEATRE: A Skull in Connemara, Let There Be Love, Things of Dry Hours, Elmina’s Kitchen. WAS (dir. Tina Landau), Dangerous Beauty (dir. Sheryl Kaller) at American Music Theatre Project. A Raisin in the Sun, Gem of the Ocean at The Guthrie Theater. Love Song, The Chosen, Ten Percent of Molly Snyder at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Michelle has also designed for The Goodman, The Alliance Theatre, Kansas City Repertory, Penumbra, Arizona Theatre Company, Writer’s Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre Company, among others. AWARDS: NEATCG Career Development Grant for Design, The University of Texas Faculty Fine Arts Award.
SUSAN BRANCH TOWNE (Costume Design) - Previous ZACH Theatre designs: Hairspray, God of Carnage, The Laramie Project, The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, August: Osage County, The Drowsy Chaperone, Our Town,The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Clean House, Jesus Christ Superstar/Jesucristo Superestrella, Present Laughter, Bad Dates, Urinetown, Aida, Cabaret, It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues, Always...Patsy Cline, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, The Laramie Project and Jelly’s Last Jam. Other Austin credits include The Magic Flute and Cult of Color for Ballet Austin, The Bat for Austin Lyric Opera; and numerous shows for Zilker Theatre Productions and St. Edward’s University. Favorite regional engagements include King Lear, The Diary of Anne Frank, and A Flea In Her Ear at the Denver Center Theatre Company; Crowns, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Twelfth Night, and The Taming of the Shrew at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival; My Fair Lady, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Chicago, Julius Caesar, Tartuffe, Richard III and Sophisticated Ladies at Pioneer Theatre in Salt Lake City; and The Producers, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Forum for Milwaukee’s Skylight Opera Theatre. In New York, Susan designed for New York City Opera and numerous Off-Broadway productions. Susan is a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University and the Yale School of Drama, and is a 26-year member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829.
CRAIG BROCK (Sound Design) – A freelance audio engineer since 1989, he also works as a recording engineer and music producer. At ZACH Theatre: The Laramie Project, The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, Next to Normal, Rent, Metamorphoses, The Drowsy Chaperone, Becky’s New Car, Our Town, Flaming Idiots, Spelling Bee, Love, Janis, The Grapes of Wrath, Let Me Down Easy, Shooting Star, Caroline, or Change, The Clean House, Altar Boyz, Porgy and Bess, Speeding Motorcycle, High School Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar/Jesucristo Superestrella, Take Me Out, Rocky Horror, I Am My Own Wife, Urinetown, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, Rockin’ Christmas Party, and The Santaland Diaries. REGIONAL THEATRE: Evil Dead, City of Angels, Dream, Annie, The Music Man, and Starlight Express. Album credits include: El Tri, Mana, Luis Miguel, Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Barbra Streisand, Guns & Roses, David Crosby, Stephen Stills.
BLAKE REEVES (Properties Design) – AT ZACH THEATRE: The Laramie Project, The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, Next to Normal, God of Carnage, Spring Awakening, Hairspray, The Book of Grace, August: Osage County, Fiction, Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins and Rent. Blake has also worked with ZACH’s production team in numerous facets for The Santaland Diaries, The Drowsy Chaperone, Metamorphoses, Becky’s New Car, Our Town and The Flaming Idiots. In addition to production work, he performed with the award-winning cast of Our Town. Blake attended Baylor University and, during his time as a student, he designed, choreographed and performed in a number of productions. He later returned to serve as the Coordinator of Special Performances for the university, producing and designing several shows. He also provided prop design for Footloose with Zilker Theatre Productions this summer. Blake is a proud member of the Society of Properties Artisan Managers.
WILLA KAYE WARREN (Wig & Hair Design) – has designed hair for ZACH’s productions of Hairspray, Spring Awakening, August: Osage County, The Drowsy Chaperone, Caroline, or Change, Keepin’ It Weird, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, Aida, Cabaret, Always...Patsy Cline, Beehive, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Dirty Blonde, Hair, Little Shop of Horrors, Jelly’s Last Jam, Master Class, Jouét, A Streetcar Named Desire, Evita, The Rocky Horror Show, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Angels in America, Tommy, Blues in the Night, The Taffetas, The Piano Lesson, Jack and Jill, Ruthless! The Musical, A Christmas Carol, Beehive (‘95-‘2003), Rockin’ Christmas Party (‘95-’05), Avenue X and Das Barbecü. Willa has been volunteering and working in the Austin art community for more than 25 years.
PAUL FLINT (Director of Production) – joined ZACH Theatre in 2008. He earned his B.F.A. from Shorter College and M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, with a focus on Technical Direction, Scenic Design and Arts Management. His theatre credits include the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Ga., Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown, New York, Vitalist Theatre Company in Chicago, IL., and he is a founding member of Seaside Repertory Theatre in Seaside, Florida. Paul is the author of Managing the Creative Mind: A Technical Director’s Process.
BLAIR HURRY (Costume Shop Manager) – grew up in Austin and studied Costume Design & Technology at the University of Texas. Her costume design works at ZACH Theatre include Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, Metamorphoses, Shooting Star (2009-2010 Season), Farm to Market and Call It Courage (ZACH’s Performing Arts School). Other local designs include Vampyress (Vortex Theatre), Parade: A Musical (St. Edward’s University), The Famous Rio Grande, The Trojan Women and Cabaret (University of Texas). Prior to ZACH, she built costumes for the Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Ohio Light Opera Company and STAGES: St. Louis. She also worked as Head of Wardrobe and Make-up for the national tour of Playhouse Disney’s The Doodlebops LIVE! and the 2008 national tour of The Moscow Ballet’s The Great Russian Nutcracker. She is currently an active member of the local 205 IATSE union.
CATHERINE ANNE TUCKER* – (Stage Manager) – AT ZACH THEATRE: Next to Normal; Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins; Metamorphoses, Beehive, Rockin’ Christmas Party, Caroline or Change, Porgy and Bess, Seussical the Musical, High School Musical. REGIONAL THEATRE: Assistant to the Director of Red Hot Patriot with Kathleen Turner at The Geffen Playhouse; Much Ado About Nothing at Austin Shakespeare Festival and Cyrano de Bergerac at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. OFF-BROADWAY: Lapsbourgh Layover and Be a Good Little Widow at Ars Nova; I Never Sang For My Father with Keen Co. OTHER CREDITS: Event Stage Manager of Red Hot & Soul 2012; Event manager for the Dusty Film Festival 2011; Event Manager for The Latchkey Kids Production Company; Workshop Peter Gabriel musical “US” with The Real Theatre Company of NYC; Theatre Arts B.F.A. with an emphasis in Stage Management at Southern Oregon University.
JESSIE DOUGLAS* (Assistant Stage Manager) – AT ZACH: Rehearsal Assistant Stage Manger for Hairspray, Assistant Stage Manager for August: Osage County, Assistant Stage Manager and in the ensemble for Rent, the Assistant Stage Manager for Our Town and running crew for The Grapes of Wrath. OTHER CREDITS: Company/Touring Stage Manager for The Intergalactic Nemesis, a Robot Planet Production. Stage Manager for Barefoot in the Park at Unity Theater in Brenham, Texas; Proof, produced by Thunder Mountain Theater Project in Juneau, Alaska. Jessie spent a year in Juneau, Alaska working for Perseverance Theatre as the Company/Stage Management Fellow. She is a graduate from Texas State University, San Marcos, where she earned her B.A. in Theater with a Business minor.
* = Member Actors' Equity Association
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