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Monday, July 6, 2009


WTF is proud to present a
brand new, family-friendly musical for this years' Free Theatre production.
Schmoozy Togetherness

Book and Lyrics by Sam Forman
Music by Eli Bolin
Musical Direction by Kris Kukul
Choreography by Johanna McKeon and Gabriel Marantz
Directed by Johanna McKeon

Monday, July 6 @ 7 pm
Tuesday–Sunday, July 7–12 @ 11 am
Main Stage, ’62 Center for Theatre & Dance

Special Event! Kids' Day: Saturday, July 11 @
9:30 am.
’62 Center front lawn
Games. Crafts. Nerf sword combat lessons. Free ice cream! Autographs

Scenic Design | Alexander Woodward
Costume Design | Sarah Gosnell
Lighting Design | Carl Faber
Sound Design | Samantha Weller

Production Stage Manager | Caroline Samp
Production Manager | M. Cody Westgaard

[with members of the WTF Non-Equity and Apprentice Companies]
Francesca Choy-Kee, John Doherty, Heather Lind, Adam Lerman, Stephen O'Reilly, Andrea Syglowski

Matthew Bovee, Rachel Buethe, Matt Helm, Devin Kelley, Amanda Rodhe, Adam Schroeder, Ariana Seigel, Claire Siebers, Brenann Stacker, Micah Stock

Line Producers | Amanda Charlton and Stephen Sanders
Assistant Director | Gabriel Marantz
Assistant Stage Manager | Michael Block
Assistant Costume Designers | Jenniefer Bennett and Bridget Gavlin
Assistant Lighting Designer | Bekah Hernandez
Assistant Sound Designer | Ben Truppin-Brown
Technical Director | J. Michael Stafford
Properties Master | Jonathan Knust
Properties Carpenter | Daniel Moss
Master Electrician | Alejandro Fajardo
Programmer | Jason Pratt
Crew | Apprentic Company


Sam Forman (Playwright) co-wrote (with composer Eli Bolin) the musical I Sing! (A cast recording of the York Theatre Production is available in stores worldwide from Jay Records). Other plays and musicals include: The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall (The Lion Theatre at Theatre, dir. Sam Gold; Theater J, Washington DC dir. Shirley Serotsky) The Grille Room (Mentor Project dir. Thomas Kail), Quarterlife (workshop dir. Mark Brokaw) Please Stop Talking (Cherry Lane Theatre, dir. Erwin Maas), Fringical! (Ars Nova, dir. Thomas Kail) The Quiet Game (Hangar Theatre, Ithaca NY, dir. Daniel Kramer). [Upcoming] Broadway’s Next Season (dir. Alex Timbers)

Johanna McKeon (Director) [4th Season WTF]. [Director] Anne Washburn's I Have Loved Strangers (WTF & Clubbed Thumb), The Liddy Plays and The Stonewater Rapture (WTF Workshop), Semi-Permanent (2007 NY Fringe Festival prize for Outstanding Solo Show), 2009 Drama League Benefit Honoring Stewart Lane (Rainbow Room), Fiesta Cabana, The Tanks Break, Functional Drunk (Ontological-Hysteric Theater), 2008&9 Arab American Comedy Festival (Zipper Theater, Comix), Karinne Keithley’s My Address is Still Walton (Movement Research Festival), Much Ado About Nothing, Cymbeline (The Vineyard Playhouse), Come to Bed While You’re Pretty (Salvage Vanguard), Harry Kondoleon's Self Torture and Strenuous Exercise (Drama League). [Associate Director] Grey Gardens (Broadway). [Assistant Director] Rent (National Tour 2007-present), Cleansed (Schaubuehne), The Threepenny Opera (Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin). [Guest Artist] Bard College, New School for Drama, Brown/Trinity Consortium, Atlantic Theater Acting School. [Edu] MFA: UT Austin. Fellowships: Drama League, Boris Sagal, and Fulbright.

John Doherty (Man 1) [2nd WTF Season] Big Money, Cold Hard Cash, The Good Negro (reading). [Regional] A Woman of No Importance (Yale Rep), Henry V (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey). [Yale School of Drama] Hamlet, Cymbeline, Three Sisters, Peer Gynt, The Bedtrick. [EDU] MFA Yale School of Drama, expected 2010.

Heather Lind (Schmoozy Togetherness) [2nd WTF Season] Cold Hard Cash, Mondo Don Juan, Big Money, The Lover. [New York] Shangri La (Queens Theatre in the Park), River Deep (Peter Jay Sharp Theatre), The Desert (HERE). [Regional] Metamorphoses (Capital Repertory Theatre), Moon Over Buffalo (Cider Mill Playhouse). [TV] "Law & Order: Criminal Intent/SVU", "Guiding Light", "Gamekillers". [EDU] BA Fordham University, anticipated M.F.A. New York Graduate Acting 2010.

Stephen O'Reilly (Phineas T. Happenstance) [2nd WTF Season]. Big Money, Cold Hard Cash, Way to Wealth. [New York] Sam Forman's The Brother-Sister Thing (The Tank), Adam Rapp's Should've Never (Bowery Poetry Club), Nikole Beckwith's Ghost Play (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Ken Urban's The Happy Sad (Flea Theater). [Edu] Entering NYU Graduate Acting Program, September 2009.

Andrea Syglowski (Teacher) [2nd WTF Season] A Flea in Her Ear, Trouble Tales (for Boys and Girls). Workshop: White Trash Anthem, Boy Girl God. [LA Theatre] Light Up the Sky, Marat Sade (L.A. Weekly Award), Post Mortem (Best of L.A. Theatre Award for Featured Performance), Not I. [Film] The Last Appeal. Currently in Web-series: [Edu] Attending The Juilliard School for the Arts, fall of 2009. Graduate of U.S.C. Bachelor of Fine Arts: David Dukes Award, Aileen Stanley Memorial Award, Ava Greenwald Award, Jack Nicholson Award. At U.S.C.: Les Belles Soeurs, The Trojan Women, Playboy of the Western World, Cowboy Mouth, Stop Kiss, All’s Well That Ends Well, What We’re up Against.

Carl Faber (Lighting Designer) [3rd WTF Season] Co-Lighting Supervisor 2008 & 2009: Cold Hard Cash (Fellowship). [Off-B'way] One Thing I Like To Say Is (Access), Movie Geek (Ars Nova), LOST (Cherry Lane), Never the Sinner (Flamboyan), Foggy Bottom (Abingdon), Convolute (Merce Cunningham Studio). [Regional] The Laramie Project, A Chorus Line, Chicago (Crossroads Theater, CA); Games of Steel (Attack Theatre, US Tour). [International] This is the Thing with Beckett (Wroclaw, Poland); Material Girl (Theater Freiburg, Germany); Catch-22 (Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany); over 20 productions for Norwegian Cruise Line. [Assistant Lighting Designer–B'way] 9 to 5, Dividing the Estate, August: Osage County. [ALD–Off B'way] Our House, The Savannah Disputation. [ALD–Regional] Various productions at The Alley in Houston, Centerstage in Baltimore, Hartford Stage, and many others. [Member] United Scenic Artists 829, NYC's Woodshed Collective. [EDU] Vassar College.

Jonathan Knust (Properties Master) [2nd WTF Season]. [Edu] Undergraduate at Eastern Connecticut State University studying Theatre Arts BFA. Prop Master: Short Stuff 2009. Scenic Designer: Godspell. Design Assistant: Black Girl in Search of God. Other experience earned at the Sargent Theatre, NYC; TheaterWorks, Hartford; and The Spirit of Broadway, CT.

[Apprentice Ensemble]

Matt Bovee (Ensemble) [Regional] Back Back Back (The Old Globe). Currently completing a double BA in Theatre and Dance at UC San Diego. Recent productions there include Woyzeck, Danton's Death, Urinetown, The Skin of Our Teeth, and several student cabarets.

Rachel Buethe (Ensemble) Tales of the Lost Formicans, Laughing Pictures, Careless Love (Fordham University); Thoroughly Modern Millie, National Thespian Cast (Music Theatre International/Lied Center, Lincoln, NE); RENT; Cabaret; Urinetown, the Musical; Peter Pan, Into the Woods (Shorewood High School, WI).

Devin Kelley (Ensemble) [Theatre] Boy Gets Girl; The Last Days of Judas Iscariot; The Importance of Being Earnest; Taming of the Shrew (University of Southern California); The Way of the World (Oval Theatre, London); The Chronicles of Narnia (Youth Performance Co.). [Film] Refrigerator (First Glance Film Festival and NYC PictureStart Film Festival Award Winner). [Television] “Tease”, “Weren’t You Mitchy Cook?” (Fox Television and Video Studios Pilots). [Edu] BFA University of Southern California, British American Drama Academy (London).

Amanda Rodhe (Ensemble) [Regional] Fame!, Joseph...Dreamcoat (North Shore Music Theatre); Babes in Toyland (Gloucester Stage Company). [Edu] Hippolytos, Twelfth Night, 365 Days/365 Plays (Barnard College).

Ariana Seigel (Ensemble) [Off-B'way] 52nd St Project, The 'Can-Do' Stories (Public Theater). [Off-Off-B'way] Dance Dance Revolution (Ohio Theatre), Everything Must Go (Brick Theatre), People's Sketch Association (UCB/PIT) [Regional Tour] Four Hearts & One Night (Equalogy Theatre Co). [Regional Theatre] Miss Firecracker Contest (Theatre of the American South). [TV] "Lipstick Jungle," "The Electric Company." [EDU] BFA NYU Tisch.

Claire Siebers (Ensemble) [Off-Off-B'way] The Greatest Night of Our Lives (EST); Uncle Vanya (The Space); Time is The Mercy of Eternity (Six Figures/West End Theatre); I, Kreon (Roust/walkerspace) [Regional] Slaughter City (Yale Rep); The Glory of Living, Lulu (Yale University); A Bright Room Called Day (Yale University) [WEB] Inconvenient Molly [EDU] Yale University, The Moscow Art Theatre School.

Micah Stock (Ensemble) [Regional] 24 Hours, Resident Alien (Human Race Theatre Company); Heartland, Yellow to Lavender (Future Fest). [College] The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Waiting for Lefty, Uncle Vanya (Purchase Repertory Theatre). [Film] Clear Blue Tuesday. [EDU] BFA SUNY Purchase, Neighborhood Playhouse.

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