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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Fellowship Play Opens TONIGHT

by Amy Herzog
Directed by Bill Foeller Fellow Tamara E. Fisch

July 12 – 13, 2009
7 pm & 11 pm
Directing Studio
’62 Center for Theatre & Dance
call 413.597.3386 for reservations

Scenic Design | David Arsenault
Costume Design | Jeanette Lee Porter
Lighting Design | Wilburn Bonnell
Sound Design | Leo A. Martin, IV

Production Stage Manager | Michael Block
Production Manager | Connor "Mac" Smith

[with members of the WTF Non-Equity Company]
Lauren Blumenfeld
Rich Dreher
Daniel Hartley
Ashton Heyl
Lucas Kavner
Irene Sofia Lucio
Joel Perez
Gayle Rankin
Dominic Spillane



Dramaturg | Amy Lipman

Asst. Costume Designer | Alexandra Lau

Asst. Lighting Designer | Michael Cecchini

Scenic Charge | Tacy L. Flaherty

Properties Master | ELEANOR BYE

Master Electrician | Liz Albright

Light Board Operator | Bekah Hernandez

Sound Asst.| Collin Barnum

Crew | Apprentice Company


Amy Herzog (Playwright) [2nd WTF Season] Trouble Tales (for boys and girls), Free Theater 2008. Amy's plays have been produced at Ensemble Studio Theater, American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, and the Yale School of Drama; she has had readings and workshops at Manhattan Theater Club, New York Stage and Film, Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., The Black Dahlia in Los Angeles, and The Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, among others. She recently completed a comission for the Yale Repertory Theatre. She has an MFA in playwriting from the Yale School of Drama.

Tamara E. Fisch (Director) [2nd WTF Season] The Understudy (Asst.), Hungry by Amy Herzog and Gagarin Way by Gregory Burke. [Off B'way] Anarchists: A Comedy, Letters from the Basement to the Attic, Stephen Hands Path, and 11th Hour (Ensemble Studio Theatre); The Top Job (Vital Theatre Company). [Regional] Language of Angels, Cucumber Phil and the World Premiere of Girls' School Gothic by Lucy Boyle (Hangar Theatre). [Other New York] Spring's Awakening (Linhart Theatre); Match (Vital) Assholes (Vital); Ikke, Ikke, Nye, Nye, Nye; Abstinence; Wandering (Ohio Theatre) and numerous staged readings. [University] Arcadia, Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, The Three Birds, And Baby Makes Seven, Savage/Love. [Edinburgh] Telling Wilde Tales (Int'l Fringe Festival), Fool for Love (Bedlam Theatre). She has assistant directed for Scott Ellis, Jon Jory, Jeremy Dobrish, Gene Saks, Victoria Pero, Aaron Posner and Marion McClinton (Broadway Revival, August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, and World Premiere, Gem of the Ocean). She holds a BA from Yale University, an MFA from the University of Washington School of Drama, is a Drama League Directing Fellow, and the 2009 Bill Foeller Fellow at Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Tracy Cameron Francis (Assistant Director) WTF directing intern 2009. Psalms of a Questionable Nature (NY International Fringe Festival), Comedy Course (5th NY Arab Comedy Festival), Pharaoh ( 4th NY Arab Comedy Festival), Rubayyat of Omar Khayam, Train ( Noor Festival), A Marriage Proposal ( Falaki Theatre, Cairo, Egypt). [Assistant Directing] The Black Eyed (Dir. Sam Gold, New York Theatre Workshop), Blue Before Morning (Dir. Gia Forakis, TerraNova Collective). LaMama International Directing Symposium. BA Fordham University.

Lauren Blumenfeld (Jess, Lily) [2nd WTF Season] Apprentice 2004. [Off-B'way/NY Credits]: Sailor Man (Winner Outstanding Play 2008 NY Fringe Fest.), Real (Abingdon Theatre), Man is Man (HERE Art Center), The Cenci (The Ohio Theatre). [WTF]: A Midsummer Night's Dream. [BFA NYU, Tisch]: Six Degrees of Separation, The History of Tears, 0:07 Seconds, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Coriolanus. [Film]: The Rebound (Dir. Bart Freundlich), A Little Princess (Dir. Alfonso Cuaron). Lauren is also a volunteer with the 52nd Street Project. She is delighted to be a member of the 2009 WTF Non-Equity Company! Yay!

Daniel Hartley (Jake) [2nd WTF Season] A Flea in Her Ear; Trouble Tales (Free Theater). [Regional] THIRD (Geffen Playhouse), This is Our Youth (Santa Monica Playhouse), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Telluride Shakespeare Festival). [Film] Permanent Midnight, Choose. [TV] “Las Vegas,” “Boston Public,” “Grounded for Life,” “Close to Home,” “Walker, Texas Ranger” [Web] United 300 (Writer) (2007 MTV Movie Award). [Member] Antaeus Theater Company, Improv Olympic West.

Ashton Heyl (Mel) [Off-B'way] Belles (Theatre Row). [Regional] A Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ/Shakespeare LIVE!); 1776, Twelfth Night, Julius Caesar (Texas Shakespeare Festival); A Christmas Carol(Roxy Regional). [Carnegie Mellon University] As You Like It, Lysistrata, Urinetown –The Musical! (Chosky Theatre); Trust,Big Love (Rauh Theatre). [EDU] BFA Carnegie Mellon University.

Lucas Kavner (Robbie) [Off-B’way] No End of Blame (Atlantic Stage 2 - Innovative Theatre Nominee for Best Play); The King is Dead (Abingdon Theatre); Barnes & Noble: Frisco, TX (Ars Nova); We All Fall Down (45th Street Theatre); [Regional] The Best Man, The American Dream, Nat'l Premiere of Pinter's Press Conference (Potomac Theatre Project); The Bewitched (Kennedy Center), A Clockwork Orange (Collin Theatre Center). [TV] “Michael and Michael Have Issues," [EDU] BA Middlebury College: The Pillowman, The Cherry Orchard, Never Swim Alone (Irene Ryan Nominations)

Joel Perez (Miguel) [2nd WTF Season] Wing it!; Late Night Cabaret. [Regional] Pirates! (Huntington); Coriolanus (Actors' Shakespeare Project); Cabaret, A Christmas Carol (New Repertory Theatre); The Light in the Piazza (Speakeasy Stage Co.). [Tufts University] Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, Big Love, Company, Hair. [Film] We Got the Beat, The Last Harbor. [EDU] BA Tufts University.

Gayle Rankin (Vera) [Scotland, UK. Theatre] (Scottish Opera) Macbeth; The Magic Flute. [The Juilliard School] A Midsummer Nights Dream, Picnic, A Month in The Country, Broadway, GINT, Cymbeline, Man-Made. [The Dance and Musical Theatre School of Scotland] Bat Boy The Musical, Copacabana (Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama), Godspell, Fiddler on the Roof (The Lyceum Theatre), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Hamlet. [TV ](BBC) "Butterfingers," "Oxford Education." [Edu] The Juilliard School Group 40.

[graphic design] Matthew Meier for WTF ’09

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