RedBird Theater Company presents
A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2
by Lucas Hnath
Performed in approximately 100 minutes with no intermission
David Berberian as Torvald
Lenore Field as Anne Marie
Marleigh Purgar-McDonald as Emmy
Jeri Lynn Schulke as Nora
JJ Bauer - Stage Manager
Taylor Bugge - Properties Designer
Mark Filiaci - Director
Sean Haggerty - Sound Designer
Derrick Ivey - Scenic Designer
Griffin Matthews - Lighting Designer
Denise Schumaker - Costume Designer
Incidental Music improvised and performed by cellist Daniel Levin
Aggregate Theater, Erin Bell @bullcityphotography, Irene Bowditch,
Duke Theater Studies, Durham Bottling Company, Durham Magazine,
Ken Huth @HuthPhoto, Jeff Linker, NCSSM Drama/Promethean Players,
The Persian Carpet, Playmakers Repertory Company, Raleigh Little Theater,
The Regulator Bookshop, Pete Rehm, Adam Sampieri
Supported by a grant from the Manbites Dog Theater Fund.
A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 is presented by special arrangement with
Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection (www.dramatists.com). The play was originally produced on Broadway by Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, and John Johnson; commissioned and first produced by South Coast Repertory; and benefited from a residency at New Dramatists.
Bar service by Drinkz by Design will be offered in the lobby
before and after the performance.
JJ Bauer (Stage Manager)
JJ is delighted to be working again with longtime friends at Redbird Theater Company. She has been a stage manager, props manager, costume designer, set designer and completely unwilling actor for various area theater companies, including Deep Dish Theater, Ghost and Spice Productions, NC State Theatrefest, The Open Door Theatre, Street Signs Center for Literature and Performance, and Wordshed Productions.
David Berberian (Actor - Torvald)
David has been a regular on Triangle Stages for over 20 years. He has taken on projects as an actor, director, producer, designer, and set builder with several organizations including The Juilliard School, The Vineyard Theater, The Minetta Lane Theater, Duke University, Manbites Dog Theater, The Heights Players, StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance, Piedmont Performance Factory, Deep Dish Theater, Theater Delta, The Justice Theater Project, East Carolina Summer Theater and many more. David became a company member at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham beginning in 2001 and remained such until they closed in 2018. He continues to travel the country with Theater Delta using interactive theater for social change to foster conversations in our ever-changing world. David serves as an Asst. Manager for Duke Venue and Production Management at Duke University.
Taylor Bugge (Properties Designer)
Taylor took a hiatus from theater production in 2017 to start grad school in a non-theatrical field, and is delighted to return to local theater work with Redbird. Some of her favorite production credits include props for OUTSIDE MULLINGAR (Deep Dish Theater Co.), OH, WHAT A LOVELY WAR, 44 PLAYS FOR 44 PRESIDENTS and several 10x10s in the Triangle with the Carrboro Arts Center. By day she works for Chapel Hill Public Library.
Lenore Field (Actor - Anne Marie)
Lenore has worked with many Triangle theatre companies over the past two decades. Some of her memorable performance experiences include: INTO THE WOODS, NICHOLAS NICKLEBY PART 1 & 2, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (PlayMakers Repertory Company); MARJORIE PRIME, THE NEW ELECTRIC BALLROOM, AGE OF AROUSAL (Manbites Dog Theater); CELEBRATION, THE BIRTHDAY PARTY (Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern); SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, THE ROAD TO MECCA (Burning Coal Theatre Company); SOUVENIR: A FANTASIA ON THE LIFE OF FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS, SHIRLEY VALENTINE, LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT (Ghost and Spice Productions). Lenore is delighted to be performing in RedBird’s inaugural production, and for being a member of the company’s advisory team.
Mark Filiaci (Director)
Directing credits include: THREE DAYS OF RAIN and THE CHEMISTRY OF CHANGE (American Theatre Practice), DRY POWDER (Sonorous Road), DIAL M FOR MURDER (Temple Theatre), 44 PLAYS FOR 44 PRESIDENTS, THE ILLUSION, SIMPATICO for Artscenter Theater of Carrboro. Mark has also worked on stage at theaters such as Manbites Dog, Deep Dish, REP, Barter Theatre, Cape Fear Regional Theatre, Louisville Rep., Temple Theater, Burning Coal. He is overjoyed to have the opportunity to direct the first production of RedBird and would like to thank all the amazingly talented people who worked tirelessly to make this a reality. THANKS!
Sean Haggerty (Sound Designer)
Sean is a Durham based sound designer. His passion is in sound design but he has worked in many fields in the live entertainment industry over the years. When not working in a theater he can be found outdoors with his dog Hogan or woodworking.
Lucas Hnath (Playwright)
Other plays by Lucas Hnath include DANA H., THE THIN PLACE, HILLARY AND CLINTON, RED SPEEDO, THE CHRISTIANS, A PUBLIC READING OF AN UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY ABOUT THE DEATH OF WALT DISNEY, ISAAC'S EYE, and DEATH TAX. Hnath's plays have been produced on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regionally. Awards: Whiting Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, Kesselring Prize, Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Play, Obie Award for Playwriting, Steinberg Playwright Award, Windham-Campbell Literary Prize, Lucille Lortel Award, and a Tony Nomination for Best Play.
Derrick Ivey (Set Designer)
Over the past 30+ years, Derrick has worked as actor, director, choreographer, designer, producer, administrator, and educator in collaborations with Manbites Dog Theater, Playmakers Repertory Company, Theatre Raleigh, Streetsigns Center for Literature and Performance, Archipelago Theatre, The North Carolina Symphony, The Durham Savoyards, Deep Dish Theater, The ArtsCenter, Durham Arts Council, Chatham Arts Council, Temple Theater, Cape Fear Regional Theater, Duke University, William Peace University, and many more. Recent regional set designs include SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS (Honest Pint Theater), PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (Raleigh Little Theater), and THE VOICE IN ISABEL FLIESS’S OFFICE, an independent film by Jim Haverkamp.
Daniel Levin (Cellist)
Daniel is “one of the instrument’s most brilliant contemporary practitioners” (The Wire). He was born in Burlington, Vermont, and began playing the cello at the age of six. In 2001, he graduated with a degree in Jazz Studies from the New England Conservatory of Music and arrived on the New York City jazz scene shortly thereafter. Since then, Daniel has developed his own distinctive voice as a cellist, improviser, and composer. Ed Hazell noted upon release of Levin’s first record as a leader, “Cellist Daniel Levin is a major new voice on his instrument and in improvised music.” Elements of European classical music, American jazz, microtonal and new music, and European free improvisation all figure prominently in his unique sound. He has performed extensively throughout the USA and Europe, and has recorded more than 20 albums as a leader or co-leader, which can be found on Clean Feed, HatOLOGY, Not Two, Trost, Riti, Mahakala, and various other record labels. Daniel is a REMIC Microphones Artist Endorser.
Griffin Matthews (Lighting Designer)
Griffin is a live events and creative professional based in Raleigh, NC. He focuses on live event technology and has worked in event production for several venues across North Carolina. With experience in audio engineering, lighting design, and theatrical rigging, Griffin has worked as a technician for NC State University Theatre, Duke Theatre Studies, Justice Theatre Project, and more. Griffin now works in broadcast television and is a freelance designer/technician. He is thrilled to be part of RedBird’s inaugural production.
Marleigh Purgar-McDonald (Actor - Emmy)
Marleigh has been an actress in the triangle for the past 15 years and is currently a sophomore at UNC Chapel Hill. She has recently worked with Seed Art Share, Justice Theater Project, and Sonorous Road. She is very excited to be working with RedBird for the first time. All her love goes out to her family and friends who put up with her.
Jeri Lynn Schulke (Actor - Nora)
Jeri Lynn is a Triangle-based actress, director, producer, arts administrator, and teaching artist. A proud graduate of the Professional Actors Training Program with an MFA in Theater Performance from UNC-CH, she also holds a BA in Theatre Performance from the University of Iowa. She was most recently seen in THE WOOLGATHERER. Other acting credits include: OH! WHAT A LOVELY WAR, EURYDICE, 10 BY 10 (ArtsCenter Stage); 90 IN 90, ALL THE KING’S MEN, THE MOUND BUILDERS (Burning Coal); MI VIDA LOCA, STATE OF THE UNION, THE GRATITUDE OF WASPS, ORSON’S SHADOW, LOBBY HERO, CAT’S PAW (Deep Dish); PRIVATE EYES (Flying Machine); THE WOLVES (Kenan Theatre Co); DINNER WITH FRIENDS (Hot Summer Nights); GREY GARDENS (Justice Theater Project); PRELUDE TO A KISS (Temple Theatre). Directing / producing credits include: PRIDE & PREJUDICE (RLT); SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS (Honest Pint Theatre); THE TAMING (Justice Theater Project); BONNIE AND CLYDE (NRACT); PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE (ArtsCenter Stage) and many more.
Denise Schumaker (Costume Designer)
Denise has designed costumes, props and sets for theatre, dance, opera, and tours, plus film and television, for over 30 years. She was honored with an Emmy® nomination in 2010. Recent work includes I AM SHAUNA RAE on TLC, the soon-to-be-released film BLOODSPAWN, the World Premiere staging of SANCTUARY ROAD, Theatre Raleigh’s production of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Peace University’s CINDERELLA, and SHE KILLS MONSTERS for Duke Theater Studies.
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