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The Drowsy Chaperone
Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar | Music by Lisa Lambert | Lyrics by Greg Morrison | Directed Nick Demos | Starring Martin Burke | Music Direction by Allen Robertson | Choreography by Robin Lewis
"ZACH's dreamy 'Chaperone' speaks to the enthusiast in us all ..."
"A sparkling evening of music, comedy and light-hearted fooling, a clever reincarnation of Broadway at its wonderful beginnings."
"As you sit in the theatre, you are so excited, so utterly thrilled, so giddy beyond giddy..."
Martin Burke stars as The Man in the Chair, the ultimate Broadway musical fan whose spirits are lifted when his favorite musical “The Drowsy Chaperone” springs to life from his imagination in his jungle red Manhattan apartment. We are swept into the glamorous and hilarious tale of a reluctant stage star bride, a groom on skates, a tap-dancing Best Man, a womanizing gigolo, gangsters posing as bakers, and an intoxicated Chaperone! Featuring 23 of Austin’s finest singers, dancers and musicians in dazzling costumes by Susan Branch-Towne, you’ll still be smiling long after the final bow! Great family fun!
"A lively and vibrant experience perfect for lovers of musicals old and new ... a hit perfect for the whole family!"
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"You'll be over the moon! We haven't seen anything quite this original in a long time."
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MARTIN BURKE plays 'Man in Chair'
JILL BLACKWOOD as Janet Van de Graff with Robert Martin played by MATTHEW REDDEN
Janet's escort, the always intoxicating Drowsy Chaperone is played by MEREDITH MCCALL.
Aldolpho played by JAMIE GOODWIN
Feldzieg played by SCOTTY ROBERTS, with his gangster goons LESLIE HETHCOX (left) and TYLER WALLACH (right)
JILL BLACKWOOD* (Janet Van de Graff) – AT ZACH: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 365 Days/365 Plays, Bad Dates, Urinetown: The Musical, AIDA, Cabaret, Master Class, The Rocky Horror Show. REGIONAL THEATRE: Jill has performed regularly for Austin Shakespeare, Austin Playhouse, the former Austin Musical Theatre (including “Glinda” in The Wizard of Oz at Bass Concert Hall), Zilker Theatre Productions (onstage and in the pit orchestra), The State Theatre, TexArts, and Mississippi’s New Stage Theatre. AWARDS: Numerous Critics’ Table and B. Iden Payne Awards, most recently for the TexArts’ production of Carousel at the Paramount, and for her work as a guest artist in Full Circle at St. Edward’s Mary Moody Theatre. Favorite roles to date are wife to husband Tim and mother to their two beautiful boys.
MARTIN BURKE* (Man in Chair) – AT ZACH: Take Me Out, 365Days/365 Plays, House Arrest, Fully Committed, The Laramie Project, Circumference of a Squirrel, The Santaland Diaries, Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika. REGIONAL THEATRE: House of Several Stories (IT Productions); Greater Tuna with Joe Sears (Greater Tuna Corp.); Twelfth Night (Sneck Up! Productions); Shopping and F**king (Vortex Rep); Julius Caesar, Richard III (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); Romeo and Juliet, Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, Riversong (Idaho Rep). AWARDS: B. Iden Payne Awards “Lead Actor” (House of Several Stories, Circumference of a Squirrel, Angels in America: Perestroika) and “Featured Actor” (Take Me Out, Twelfth Night); Austin Critics’ Table Awards “Lead Actor” (The Santaland Diaries, Circumference of a Squirrel); Martin holds a B.F.A. in Acting from The University of Texas, Austin.
DOROTHY MAYS CLARK (Trix) – AT ZACH: Crowns, The Exonerated, AIDA, and Porgy and Bess. REGIONAL THEATRE: Dinosaur at Dallas Children’s Theater; Retro Fest, Zimwe and the Drum and The Ballad of Isom Dart at Jubilee Theatre in Ft. Worth; Monster Mash Bash at Six Flags Over Texas; The Colored Museum at KD Studios in Dallas. OFF-BROADWAY: Harlem’s Golden Gospel Singers. FILM: Office Space, Money, Channel Surfing, Channel Surfing II, The Colored Museum, Crosswalk. TELEVISION: Shades of Life, Showplace/Showtime. OTHER THEATRE: Do You Believe in Love; I’m Weak, Lord; God's Trombones; City Songs; The Fa La La Seasonal Spectacular; A Cabaret Show; Totally Committed; For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf. ADDITIONAL CREDITS: Several local, regional and national commercials, including Baptist Health Care Systems, Time Warner Cable and WalMart; B.A. in Psychology from Fisk University; Associates Degree in Career Acting from KD Studios- Actors' Conservatory of the Southwest; additional studies in the Masters Program in Counseling at St. Edward’s University.
JAMIE GOODWIN* (Aldolpho) – AT ZACH: Shooting Star (Reed McAllister), Doubt (Father Brendan Flynn), An Almost Holy Picture (Samuel Gentle), Present Laughter (Garry Essendine), Urinetown: The Musical (Officer Lockstock), Shear Madness (Nick O’Daniel) and Aida (Zoser). REGIONAL THEATRE: Gross Indecencies (Oscar Wilde), The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Johnny Brown), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Adam). OFF BROADWAY: New York Shakespeare Festival’s Two Gentlemen of Verona (Valentine), Public Theatre’s Julius Caesar (Marullus), Twelfth Night (Orsino). TELEVISION: “Johnny Bauer” on the CBS daytime drama Guiding Light, “Kevin Anderson” on NBC’s Another World, one of Samantha’s beaus on HBO’s Sex and the City; supporting roles in Ed, Third Watch, Hack, Law & Order and Law & Order SVU. FILM: Serendipity (Nick Roberts), Let It Be Me (Bud) and The Perfect You. Jamie received his M.F.A. in Acting at SMU’s Meadow’s School of the Arts.
LESLIE R. HETHCOX (Gangster #2) – makes his first appearance at ZACH Theatre in The Drowsy Chaperone. REGIONAL: Blood Brothers (Best Supporting Actor), Cabaret (Best Actor), Chicago, A Chorus Line, The Importance of Being Earnest (Best Actor), An Inspector Calls (Best Supporting Actor), Man of La Mancha, Oliver! The Tempest (Best Newcomer), Will Rogers Follies at Amarillo Little Theatre; Carousel, Fiddler on the Roof, Follies, The Goodbye Girl, Grand Hotel, Me & My Girl, Peter Pan, Singin' in the Rain, South Pacific at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma; Damn Yankees at TexARTS; T*E*X*A*S Musical Drama. COMPANIES: Ballet Mississippi, Chamberlain Ballet, Fort Worth Ballet, Lone Star Ballet. TOURS: Fame, European. MS Asuka, Queen Elizabeth II, MS Seaward. AUSTIN THEATRE: The Full Monty (Malcolm) and Pageant (Miss Texas, Kitty-Bob Ames; ACOT nomination) at Arts on Real; You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Linus) at Second Youth; Beauty and The Beast (Lumiere, B. Iden Payne Award nomination) and The Music Man at Zilker Summer Musical.
BEN MAYNE (Ensemble) – makes his first appearance at ZACH Theatre in The Drowsy Chaperone. REGIONAL: “Dr. Parker” in Bat Boy: the Musical (TSU), “Anthony” in Sweeney Todd (Summer Stock Austin), The World Goes Round (TSU), and as “Harry” in Company (TSU). He will be returning in the fall to Texas State University for his senior year, working toward a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre.
MEREDITH McCALL (The Drowsy Chaperone) – AT ZACH: Caroline, or Change, 365 Days/365 Plays, Present Laughter, Urinetown: The Musical, Cabaret, Side Man, The Pavilion, The Laramie Project, Little Shop of Horrors, Jouét, Pride’s Crossing, The Rocky Horror Show (1999 & 2006), The Santaland Diaries, Tommy, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika, The Taffetas, Jack and Jill, Ruthless! The Musical, Rockin’ Christmas Party, Das Barbecü, Born Yesterday, Avenue X, Beehive, and Falsettos. REGIONAL THEATRE: House of Several Stories (Imagine That), Jouét (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Guys and Dolls (Zilker Summer Musicals), She Loves Me and Pump Boys and Dinettes (Live Oak Theatre). AWARDS: Austin Critics’ Table Award for “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical” (Urinetown), Austin Critics’ Table Award “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical” and B. Iden Payne Nomination “Best Lead Actress in a Musical” (Jouét), Austin Critics’ Table Award for “Featured Actress” (Angels in America), B. Iden Payne Award for “Best Actress in a Drama” (The Pavilion), “Best Actress in a Comedy” (Born Yesterday), “Best Actress in a Musical” (Falsettos). OTHER: M.A in Theatre from Northwestern University. SEAN McGIBBON (George/Asst. Tap Choreographer) – makes his first appearance at ZACH Theatre in The Drowsy Chaperone. REGIONAL: The Music Man, Gypsy, Peter Pan and as the “Artful Dodger” in Oliver (B. Iden Payne nomination for “Best Actor in a Musical) for Austin Musical Theatre; “Nathan Detroit” in Guys and Dolls (Austin Critics Choice nomination for “Best Actor in a Musical”) for Broadway Texas. OTHER: Currently studying for a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre at Texas State University under the direction of Kaitlin Hopkins, Jim Price and Robin Lewis.
AMY NICHOLS (Mrs. Tottendale) – AT ZACH: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Seussical The Musical, Wanda’s World. REGIONAL: The Ultimate Christmas Musical: The Musical!, Mame!, Orpheus Descending, Kiss Me Kate. FILM: Baghdad, Texas. OTHER THEATRE: A Chorus Line, Nunsense, Godspell, Last of the Red Hot Lovers. ADDITIONAL CREDITS: B.F.A. from Texas Tech University, 2008 Austin Critics’ Table Award for “Best Supporting Performer.”
MATTHEW REDDEN (Robert) – makes his first appearance ZACH Theatre in The Drowsy Chaperone. REGIONAL: The Queen of Spades at Houston Grand Opera; Camelot at Masquerade Theatre; Cyrano de Bergerac, Othello, A Christmas Carol at Alley Theatre; Chorus! at Houston Grand Opera; Design for Living at Main Street Theatre; The Secret Garden at Bayou City Musicals; Broadway Theatre Project 2004, directed by Ann Reinking. INTERNATIONAL: Karl May Festival in Germany. OTHER: Matthew holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Sam Houston State University.
SCOTTY ROBERTS (Feldzieg) – AT ZACH: Our Town (Professor Willard/Constable Warren), Porgy and Bess (White Gentleman/Policeman), Urinetown: The Musical (Senator Fipp) Cabaret (Herr Schulz), bee-luther-hatchee (Brian Clark/Robert Leonard), Little Shop Of Horrors (Mr. Mushnick), Abundance (Will Curtis), Falsettos (Mendel), A Streetcar Named Desire (Harold Mitchell). OTHER THEATRE: Frost/Nixon (Swifty Lazar); In On It (This One); Sweet Charity (Mr. Phelps); The Music Man (Marcellus Washburn); Lend Me a Tenor (Tito Morelli); Oklahoma! (Ali Hakim); Sonny’s Last Shot (Harry Morton); She Loves Me (Sipos); Sweeney Todd (Beadle Bamford); South Pacific (Luther Billis); 110 in the Shade (Noah); Anything Goes (Moonface Martin).
TREVOR RODERICK (Ensemble) – makes his first appearance at ZACH Theatre in The Drowsy Chaperone. REGIONAL: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest at the San Francisco Playhouse and the staged reading of MARCH with the Playwrights Foundation. OTHER THEATRE: The King and I; Bat Boy: The Musical; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Urinetown: The Musical; The Baker's Wife; Titanic; You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and many others. OTHER CREDITS: Trevor will be a senior Musical Theatre major at Texas State University in the Fall, where he is a Friends of Fine Arts scholarship recipient.
SELENA ROSANBALM (Ensemble) – makes her first appearance at ZACH Theatre in The Drowsy Chaperone. REGIONAL: I'll Be Seeing You, Always... Patsy Cline (Critics Table nominee) and Big River with TexARTS; My Favorite Year and Beauty and the Beast with Zilker Theatre Productions. OTHER THEATRE: Pirates of Penzance and The Magic Flute at Oklahoma City University. OTHER CREDITS: B.M. from Oklahoma City University.
IAN SCOTT* (Underling) – recently performed in Austin Shakespeare's Mary Stuart (Burleigh) at the Long Center. AT ZACH: The Rocky Horror Show (Dr. Scott), Jelly's Last Jam, The Who's Tommy (Uncle Ernie), Schoolhouse Rock, Passion, And the World Goes Round, Shooting Star, Urinetown: The Musical, Vagina Monologues, Evita, Santaland Diaries, Rockin' Christmas Party, Art, Pride's Crossing, The Gospel at Colonus, and Once On This Island. REGIONAL THEATRE: Fiddler on the Roof (Tevye), Ah Wilderness! (Sid), Big River (King), Man of La Mancha (Sancho/Padre), Peter Pan (Smee), Cabaret (Emcee), The Miser (Jacque), Candide, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Hello Dolly!, Into the Woods, Sweet Bird of Youth, Sweeney Todd. TELEVISION: Biscuit Brothers. ADDITIONAL CREDITS: sound/lights/prop/scenic designer, orchestra (percussion), writer, director, choreographer, producer and artistic director.
HALEY SMITH (Ensemble) – AT ZACH: Urinetown: The Musical, The Rocky Horror Show, The People Garden, Playspace and Project Interact. AUSTIN THEATRE: The Music Man, Into The Woods, and Big River with the Zilker Hillside Theater; A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Threepenny Opera and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas with Austin Playhouse; Peter and the Wolf and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown with Second Youth Theater Company; A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Last Five Years with the University of Texas. OTHER CREDITS: Received a B.A. in Theater and Dance from the University of Texas.
TYLER WALLACH (Gangster #1) – makes his first appearance at ZACH Theatre in The Drowsy Chaperone. REGIONAL: Little Shop of Horrors, Godspell, High School Musical, Cmplt Wrks of WS Abrgd. UNIVERSITY: The Rocky Horror Show, A Chorus Line, Company, Bat Boy: The Musical, The World Goes Round, Move Over Mrs. Markham, Arcadia. OTHER CREDITS: Tyler graduated in May from Texas State University with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre.
LARA WRIGHT (Kitty) – AT ZACH: The original production of The Rocky Horror Show in 1999. REGIONAL: Grease (Rizzo), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey) and Wait Until Dark (Suzy). OTHER THEATRE: The Margo Lee Show (Darcy) at The Velveeta Room in Austin; The Seagull (Nina); Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (Edna); Wild Honey (Sofya) and The Dining Room at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts New York City. OTHER CREDITS: Graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts NYC.
About the Artistic Staff
NICK DEMOS (Director) – is making his debut at ZACH Theatre. He most recently directed The Pool (Theater for the New City) and Rainbow Around the Sun (NYMF), both in NYC. Nick was formally the Artistic Director of Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma from 2000 to 2008, where he directed and choreographed numerous productions, including Chicago starring Debbie Gibson, Hello, Dolly! starring Sally Struthers, and Oklahoma! starring Kelli O’Hara. Other directing credits include Kids in America (The Triad) Urinetown: The Musical (City Rep) and The Fantasticks (Stage One). BROADWAY PRODUCER: Memphis (8 Tony, 7 Drama Desk, 7 Outer Critics Circle, 2 Drama League nominations) OFF-BRODWAY PRODUCER: Make Me a Song (Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk nominations), Vanities and Inventing Avi. LONDON’S WEST END PRODUCER: Make Me a Song. He was also the producer for the First National Tour of The Drowsy Chaperone, and is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.
ALLEN ROBERTSON (Musical Directior) – Allen is an Emmy Award®-winning cocreator of the PBS children’s show The Biscuit Brothers, as well as a co-producer, performer, writer and composer for the show. Allen is an award-winning musical director, playwright, actor, director, sound designer and musician, and has worked on hundreds of productions from Chicago to Japan and just about everywhere in between. Additionally, he is a composer with credits including the documentary film Beyond Black Rock, the musical Jouet and the ballet Secret Garden.
ROBIN LEWIS (Choreography) – is a twelve-year Broadway and national Broadway touring veteran. At ZACH Theater, he has choreographed Porgy and Bess, Urinetown: The Musical, High School Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, and The Rocky Horror Show. National credits include Fosse, Dance Captain of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Dance Captain of A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Gardens. He toured with the first national tour of The Producers with Jason Alexander and Martin Short in Hollywood, and he has toured in A Chorus Line, Hello Dolly, Beauty and the Beast, as well as performances at The Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. Off-Broadway, he was the Dance Captain for Charles Busch’s musical The Green Heart for the Manhattan Theatre Club. He has choreographed and done workshops all across the U.S. Robin is currently on faculty at Texas State University and heads the Musical Theatre Dance program for the new Musical Theater B.F.A. program. Lewis is the Co-Founder/Producer and Artistic Director of TexArts in Austin.
DRISCOLL OTTO (Lighting Design) – is thrilled to be working with ZACH Theatre. BROADWAY: Associate Designer on After Miss Julie, Race, Rock of Ages. NY and Off-BROADWAY: Nike: Step It Up (New Amsterdam); Shoshana Bean: A Happening (Lincoln Center Jazz); Wit and Wisdon (DTW); Twilight in Manchego, Rainbow Around the Sun (NYMF); I Have Loved Strangers (Ohio Theatre). REGIONAL: The Beauty Plays (Dallas Theatre Center) Ballroom with a Twist (Dupont Theatre); Flora the Red Menace, Once on This Island, The Fantastiks (Reprise); The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee, Pete N’ Kelly (Alpine Theatre Project); Showboat (Utah Festival Opera), Swing!, Violet (Plano Repertory Theatre); Don’t Dress for Dinner (Northern Stage); Figaro, The Cure at Troy, Elektra (Brown/Trinity Rep. Consortium). M.F.A. from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
MICHAEL RAIFORD (Set Design) - is a freelance scenic and costume designer based in Austin, Texas. Michael has been a designer at ZACH Theatre for more than 18 years, where he has designed over 90 productions. ZACH projects include: Our Town, Let Me Down Easy, Caroline, or Change, The Clean House, Porgy and Bess, Jesus Christ Superstar/Jesucristo Superestrella, Take Me Out, Urinetown, The Exonerated, I Am My Own Wife, Keepin’ It Weird, Crowns, The Laramie Project, Aida, The America Play, Hank William Lost Highway, Cabaret, Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues, Limonade Tous Le Jours, Smokey Joe’s Café, Hair, Hedwig, The Pavilion, Evita, Tru, The Rocky Horror Show (1999 & 2006), Angels in America (Parts I and II) and so many versions of costumes and sets for Rockin’ Christmas Party we quit counting! Michael is now in his third season at the Humana Festival of New American plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville. His designs have included sets for the premiere of Craig Wright’s new play The Unseen and Carlos Murillo’s Dark Play or Stories for Boys. Also at Actors Theatre, Michael designed costumes and video for Jouét, which was first produced at ZACH where he designed the sets and video. Other favorite Regional Theatre projects include: Well and The Chosen at Cleveland Playhouse: Give ‘em Hell Harry and the U.S. premiere of The Young Lady from Rwanda at Kansas City Repertory Theatre; Guys and Dolls at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Florida: The Fantastiks at Ford’s Theatre in Washington DC; and What Goes Up at the New Victory Theatre in NYC. Other Austin Projects include Rigoletto for Austin Lyric Opera; Big Love and Tesla for the Rude Mechanicals.
SUSAN BRANCH TOWNE (Costume Design) – Previous ZACH designs: 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 Bat for Austin Lyric Opera; and The Music Man, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Annie Get Your Gun, The Secret Garden and Crazy For You for Zilker Theatre Productions. 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 24 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: Becky’s New Car, 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, Seussical, High School Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar/Jesuscristo Superestrella, Plaid Tidings, An Almost Holy Picture, Take Me Out, The Rocky Horror Show, I Am My Own Wife, Urinetown: The Musical, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, Rockin’ Christmas Party, The Santaland Diaries, Crowns. REGIONAL: Evil Dead, The Music Man, Romeo & Juliet, Starlight Express. Album credits include: El Tri, Mana, Luis Miguel, Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Barbra Streisand, Guns & Roses, David Crosby, Stephen Stills.
CHRISTOPHER COGSWELL (Properties Master) – joined ZACH Theatre in 2008. AT ZACH: Properties Designer for Becky’s New Car, Rockin Christmas Party 2010, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Love Janis, Grapes of Wrath, Shooting Star, Let Me Down Easy, Caroline or Change; and Properties Master for the Flaming Idiots, The Santaland Diaries, Beehive, and Rockin’ Christmas Party 2009. Also, Designer and builder of ZACH’s new prop rental, Milky White from Into the Woods. Photos are available online at www.zachtheatre.org. TELEVISION: Properties design for Discovery Channel; Impaled. OTHER THETRES: Mary Stewart, Music Man, Black Bird, the Hallow. COLLEGE: Anything goes, Pride and Prejudice, Tempest, Treasure Island, The Pirates of Penzance, Anna in the Tropics.
PAUL FLINT (Director of Production) – joined ZACH Theatre in 2008. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Shorter College and Master of Fine Arts from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a focus on Technical Direction, Scenic Design and Arts Management. He has more than ten years experience in technical theatre and has worked as a Technical Director for eight years. His theatre credits include the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Ga., Glimmer Glass Opera in Coopers Town, N.Y., Vitalist Theatre Company in Chicago, Ill., and a founding member of Seaside Repertory Theatre in Seaside, Fla. Paul is the author of Managing the Creative Mind: A Technical Director’s Process.
LISA GOERING* (Stage Manager) – has stage managed at ZACH for Our Town, The Flaming Idiots, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Jesus Christ Superstar, Crowns and Keepin' It Weird, among others. In addition, she stage managed An Ideal Husband for Austin Shakespeare, but also keeps busy working as a dresser, sound board operator and in costume shops around town, and was fortunate enough to spend the last two summers building costumes for the Shakespeare Festival at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. You might remember seeing her onstage in Carousel and A Christmas Carol at ZACH and The Snow Queen with Second Youth.
BLAIR HURRY (Costume Shop Manager) – grew up in Austin and studied Costume Design and Technology at the University of Texas. While attending UT, she designed costumes for The Famous Rio Grande, The Trojan Women and Cabaret. Her most recent costume design works include Vampyress for the Vortex Theatre, Parade: A Musical for St. Edward’s University and Shooting Star for ZACH Theatre. She has built costumes for The Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Ohio Light Opera Company and STAGES: St. Louis. She returned to Austin after touring 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 an active member of the local 205 IATSE union.
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