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RedBird Theater Company presents 

ART by Yasmina Reza

translation by Christopher Hampton

Performed in approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.


The scenes unfold successively at Serge's, Yvan's, and Marc's apartments.


Jock Brocki as Marc

Derrick Ivey as Serge

David Berberian as Yvan


Jeri Lynn Shulke - Director

JJ Bauer - Stage Manager/Dramaturg

Steve Tell - Lighting Designer

Erin Bell - Assistant Lighting Designer

Derrick Ivey - Scenic Designer

Kira Cornell - Fight Choreographer

Cast/Crew - Costume & Properties Design


Chuck Catotti, Center Theater Company,  The Colonial Inn, Durham Arts Council, Durham Magazine, Marcia Edmundson, Eno House, Lenore Field, Mark Filiaci, Jim Haverkamp, Yvette Holder, Jenny Latimer, Grant Lyke,

Alex Maness, North Carolina Arts Council, Regulator Bookshop, Brad Schnurr, Tom Stevens, Shadowbox Studio, Thai Cafe, Lance Waycaster, Kit Wienert

Donation of materials and labor to this production in memory of

Reed Schulke -- beloved family man, actor, comedian.

ART is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection ( The play was produced on Broadway by David Pugh, Sean Connery, and Joan Cullman, March 1, 1998.


JJ Bauer (Stage Manager/Dramaturg)

JJ is delighted to work again with longtime friends at Redbird Theater Company. She has been a stage manager, props manager, costume designer, set designer, and utterly 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.

Erin Bell (Assistant Lighting Designer for ShadowBox peformances)

Erin is a theatrical lighting designer and event photographer based in Durham, NC. Lighting design credits include INDIGO BLUE, THE DURHAM NUTCRACKER, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, WHAT THE DICKENS?!? (Walltown Children's Theatre); WHAT IF I'M THE BECK (THE REBECCA SHOW), MOMVERSATIONS, DANCE NATION (National Women’s Theatre Festival); PEERLESS, GARBOLOGISTS, SINGLE BLACK FEMALE (Bulldog Ensemble); MOTHERWORLD (Monét Marshall); INFINITE INFANT (Miki Zhu); CHOREOLAB 2023 (Duke Dance Department); COMING BACK FOR ME (Cary Playwrights' Forum); HAROLD & MAUDE (Theatre in the Park); and COULD BE WORSE (

David Berberian (Yvan)

David Berberian 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 so until they closed in 2018. He travels the country with Theater Delta, using interactive theater for social change and fostering conversations in our ever-changing world. David serves as an Asst. Manager for Duke Venue and Production Management at Duke University.

Jock Brocki (Marc)

Jock has a 40-year career that spans his dark turn in THE PILLOWMAN (Theatre in the Park) to light-hearted starring roles such as Luther Billis in SOUTH PACIFIC (Temple Theatre) and Yukon Cornelius in RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER THE MUSICAL (Tuacahn, Utah). Regional credits include THE ODD COUPLE alternating Oscar/Felix, DIAL M FOR MURDER, STONES IN HIS POCKETS and CHICAGO (Temple Theatre); MARJORIE PRIME, MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY; THE NETHER (Manbites Dog Theater); SLEUTH, CAROUSEL (Theatre Raleigh); A DOLL'S HOUSE (Peace College); MURDER AT THE HOWARD JOHNSON'S (NC State); A FEW GOOD MEN, BIG RIVER, COMPANY, INHERIT THE WIND (Cape Fear Regional Theater). Jock resides on a small mountaintop outside of Chapel Hill with his wife, Angela, and a plethora of fur babies.

Kira Cornell (Fight Choreographer)

Kira is a current junior at UNC Chapel Hill, and holds the Advanced Actor Combatant rank with the Society of American Fight Directors. Most recently, she has choreographed THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG at Durham Academy, and assisted with HAMLET at Playmakers Repertory Company. 

Derrick Ivey (Serge)

Derrick has worked as an actor, director, choreographer, and designer with dozens of North Carolina theater companies. Previously for RedBird Theater Company, he directed THE WOOLGATHERER; designed sets for A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 and NUMBERS ARE DOWN, and played Mark Rothko in RED. Regional acting credits include WAKEY, WAKEY, …DEATH OF WALT DISNEY, MR. BURNS, BEST OF ENEMIES, NEW ELECTRIC BALLROOM, THE GOAT, GOD'S EAR, RABBIT HOLE, NIXON’S NIXON (Manbites Dog Theater Company); AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, THE CAKE, LOVE ALONE (Playmakers Repertory Company); INTO THE BREECHES, GOD OF CARNAGE (Theatre Raleigh); CABARET, JANE EYRE, KING LEAR (William Peace University Theater); STONES IN HIS POCKETS (Temple Theater); MOTHER COURAGE, CASCADE (Streetsigns); ORSON’S SHADOW, HOW I GOT THAT STORY (DeepDish Theater).

Jeri Lynn Schulke (Director)

Jeri Lynn is an actor, director, producer, and co-founder of RedBird Theater Company. She received her MFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has appeared in productions throughout the Triangle. She led five seasons at ArtsCenter Stage as the Producing Artistic Director, another five years at PlayMakers Rep as the Education & Engagement Manager, and is currently the Executive Director for the Chapel Hill Partnership. Directing/producing credits include SPRING AWAKENING (Kenan Theater Company), Kate Hamill’s PRIDE & PREJUDICE (Raleigh Little Theater), SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS (Honest Pint), THE TAMING (Justice Theater Project); BONNIE AND CLYDE (NRACT); PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, BRIGHT STAR, CABARET, BYE BYE BIRDIE (PlayMakers’ Summer Youth Conservatory); 10 BY 10 IN THE TRIANGLE, OH! WHAT A LOVELY WAR, REDBIRD, ALL IS CALM, INTO THE BREACH, GEM OF THE OCEAN, A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS, THE WHIPPING MAN, 44 PLAYS FOR 44 PRESIDENTS, PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE (ArtsCenter Stage), and many more.

Steve Tell

(Lighting Designer for ShadowBox and Center Theater performances)

Employed as a computer chip design research engineer by day, after
hours Steve looks to design things that people actually can see with
their own eyes.  Steve has designed lighting for many Triangle-area
companies over the last two decades,including Manbites Dog, Little
Green Pig, Both Hands Theater, Deep Dish Theater, and Bulldog Ensemble
Theater.  ART is his first design for RedBird.

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This project was supported by the Durham Arts Council’s Annual Arts Fund
and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

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Eno House is a gathering place for West Hillsborough. By coming together to live, work, and play, we hope to transform strangers into neighbors and friends.

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RedBird Patrons will receive a 10% discount on book purchases!

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Shadowbox is perfect for portraits, product photography, interviews, music videos, podcasts, and whatever you can dream up.

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Enjoy noodles, curries & other classic

Thai dishes served in a simple space with Thai-inspired decor.

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