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Fingersmith

  • Dec 4, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017

  • Loeb Drama Center

  • Run Time: 2 hours and 40 minutes with one intermission.

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The job seems simple at first: all pickpocket Sue Trinder, played by Tracee Chimo (Bad Jews), has to do is help a con man, played by Josiah Bania, cheat a gullible young heiress (The Heart of Robin Hood‘s Christina Bennett Lind) out of her fortune. But nothing is quite what it seems in this mystery set in the shadows of Victorian England. Spiraling through London streets, madhouses, and a stifling mansion with a shocking secret, Sue finds herself in the most dangerous landscape of all: awakening sexuality, love, and betrayal. Oregon Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Bill Rauch (All the Way) directs this adaptation of Sarah Waters’ best-selling novel, a finalist for the Man Booker Prize.

Fingersmith premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2015.

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Read these blog posts from the A.R.T. Guide to learn more about the production:

Big Imaginings

Director Bill Rauch (All the Way), Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, discusses his production of Fingersmith.

A Note from Playwright

by Alexa Junge

Uncovering Secrets

by Judith Rosen

WGBH’s Jared Bowen on Fingersmith: 

Notable dates

ASL Dates

Jan. 4 at 7:30PM – Jan. 7 at 2PM

Audio Described Dates

Jan. 5, 7:30PM – Jan. 8, 2PM

Open Captioned

Jan. 5, 7:30PM – Jan. 8, 2PM

Age Appropriateness

This literate and thrilling look at Victorian England through the lens of Waters’ 21st-century feminist point of view is appropriate for mature high school students. The play contains graphic sexual themes and imagery, occasional strong language, as well as physical and emotional violence.

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Credits

Creative team

Playwright

Alexa Junge

Alexa Junge

Playwright

Alexa Junge

ART: Debut. Alexa Junge grew up in Los Angeles and attended Barnard College, where she wrote The Varsity Show with David Rakoff and Jeanine Tesori. After receiving her MFA in NYU’s Dramatic Writing program, Junge wrote for “Friends” from 1994 to 1999. Her popular episode, “The One Where Everybody Finds Out,” earned her an Emmy nomination for Best Writing for a Comedy Series, and has been cited in Atlantic Magazine as a proven “mood booster.” Other television work includes: “Grace and Frankie” (executive producer and writer), “The United States of Tara” (showrunner), “Big Love,” “The West Wing” (Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama Series, WGA nomination for Best Episodic Drama), and “Sex and the City.” As a screenwriter and lyricist, her film work (also with Ms. Tesori) includes: Lilo & Stitch 2 and Mulan II. Fingersmith received its World Premiere at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (directed by Bill Rauch) in 2015 and was further developed at New York Stage and Film this past summer. Junge’s other plays and musicals have been produced at the Goodspeed Opera House, Studio Arena Theater, Playwrights Horizons’ Lab, and the Depot Theater. Her work has been developed at The Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival, The Public Theater Lab/Ars Nova, MacDowell Colony and Djerassi Resident Artists Program. Junge is a writer-contributor to NPR’s “This American Life” and was a live performer on TAL’s “What I Learned from Television” tour. 

 

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Author, Fingersmith

Sarah Waters

Author, Fingersmith

Sarah Waters

Other books: Tipping the Velvet, Affinity, The Night Watch, The Little Stranger. Adaptations: Award-winning adaptations of Tipping the Velvet, Fingersmith and The Night Watch for the BBC; Affinity for ITV; Tipping the Velvet (written
by Laura Wade, for Lyric Theatre/ Edinburgh Lyceum); The Little Stranger is in development as a feature film with Potboiler Productions. Play: The Frozen Scream (with Christopher Green). Awards: Betty Trask Award (Tipping the Velvet); Somerset Maugham Award, The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, short-listed for the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize (Affinity); short-listed for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Prize (Fingersmith, Nightwatch); South Bank Show Award for Literature, the CWA Historical Dagger (Fingersmith); short- listed for the Man Booker Prize and the South Bank Show Literature Award (The Little Stranger). Waters was included on Granta’s prestigious list of “Best of Young British Novelists 2003,” voted Author of the Year, British Book Awards and the BA Conference, and won Waterstone’s Author of the Year Award. Education: PhD, English Literature, Queen Mary, University of London. 

 

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Director

Bill Rauch

Director

Bill Rauch

A.R.T.: Othello, All the Way (IRNE Award, Best Director), Fingersmith (IRNE Award, Best Director). Currently Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (since 2007) and inaugural Artistic Director of the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center; Founding Artistic Director, Cornerstone Theater Company (1986- 2006). Broadway: All the Way (winner of 2014 Tony Award for Best Play). New York: Night is a Room, Signature Theatre; The Clean House, Lincoln Center. Additional directing credits: world premieres by Lisa Loomer, Lynn Nottage, Robert Schenkkan, Bill Cain, Alison Carey, Culture Clash, Dan O’Brien, Sarah Ruhl, Jeff Whitty, and others, along with classical plays at Yale Rep, Long Wharf, Guthrie Theater, Mark Taper Forum, Arena Stage, Pasadena Playhouse, Seattle Rep, Portland Center Stage. TV: “Judging Amy.” Selective Awards: Fichandler Award, TCG Visionary Leadership, Margo Jones Award, U.S. Artists Fellowship, Leadership for a Changing World, Grammy nomination. Education: Harvard University.

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Scenic Designer

Christopher Acebo

Scenic Designer

Christopher Acebo

A.R.T.: OthelloFingersmith, All the Way. OSF (thirteen seasons, Associate Artistic Director): The Book of Will; Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles (Scenic and Costume Design); UniSon; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast; Twelfth Night; The Wiz; Fingersmith; Long Day’s Journey into Night; Head Over Heels; All the Way; The Great Society; A Streetcar Named Desire; King Lear; Seagull; The Imaginary Invalid; The Language Archive; Hamlet; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Throne of Blood; Equivocation; Dead Man’s Cell Phone. Costume Design: The Tenth Muse; The Imaginary Invalid; Othello. Broadway: All the Way. New York: Throne of Blood, BAM; The Clean House, Lincoln Center. Regional: Artist Rep, Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Rep, Seattle Rep, Mark Taper Forum, Goodman Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Kennedy Center, Missouri Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage. Oregon Arts Commissioner; Member, Board of Directors, Theatre Communications Group. Education: MFA, University of California, San Diego.

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Costume Designer

Deborah Dryden

Costume Designer

Deborah Dryden

A.R.T.: All the Way. Broadway: All The Way. Regional: Guthrie Theatre; Arena Stage; Huntington Theatre Company; Old Globe; La Jolla Playhouse; American Conservatory Theatre; Seattle Rep; Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Portland Center Stage; Hong Kong Repertory; Denver Center; Berkeley Rep; Alliance. Opera: Minnesota Opera; San Diego Opera; Portland Opera. Resident Costume Designer Emerita of the OSF. Presented with Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award, Michael Merritt Collaboration Award, & USITT Distinguished Achievement. Author: “Fabric Painting and Dyeing for the Theatre.” Professor Emerita of Design, UC San Diego. 

 

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Lighting Designer

Jen Schriever

Lighting Designer

Jen Schriever

A.R.T.: In the Body of the World. Broadway: Eclipsed, Ghetto Klown. Off-Broadway: ToasT, A Second Chance, Public Theater; Night is a Room (dir. Bill Rauch), Signature Theatre; Engagements, Mala Hierba, American Hero, 2econd Stage; Sunset Baby, Labyrinth; Bright Half Life, Women’s Project. Regional includes: Goodman Theatre, Goodspeed, Studio, Woolly Mammoth, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Papermill, CenterStage, Signature, Williamstown Theatre Festival. Opera: The Pearl Fishers, ENO, Met; Die Fledermaus, Met; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Faust, La Traviata, Mariinsky Theatre Russia. Dance: Liz Lerman’s Healing Wars. jenschriever.com. 

 

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Sound Designer

Andre Pluess

Sound Designer

Andre Pluess

A.R.T.: OthelloFingersmith. OSF (eleven seasons): Love’s Labor’s Lost, The Odyssey, Great Expectations, Fingersmith, Long Day’s Journey into Night, The Tempest, Two Gentlemen of Verona, A Streetcar Named Desire, King Lear, The White Snake, As You Like It, August: Osage County, Ghost Light, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Merchant of Venice, Equivocation, The Clay Cart. Broadway: 33 Variations, I Am My Own Wife, Metamorphoses. Regional: Berkeley Rep, Lookingglass Theatre Company (Associate Artist), Steppenwolf, La Jolla Playhouse, Goodman Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Co, A.C.T., Williamstown Theatre Festival, Arena Stage, Yale Rep, Lincoln Center, McCarter Theatre, Cal Shakes (Associate Artist). Awards: Multiple Joseph Jefferson Awards and Citations, Ovation Award, Drama Critics’ Circle Award, Barrymore Award, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel nominations for composition and sound design.

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Video Designer

Shawn Sagady

Video Designer

Shawn Sagady

A.R.T.: O.P.C., All the Way. Broadway: Leap of Faith, Memphis (2010 Tony Award for Best Musical). Off-Broadway: Stop. Reset., Mound Builders, Emotional Creature, Signature Theatre; By The Way, Meet Vera Stark, 2econd Stage; Father Comes Home From the Wars, Public Theater. National Tours: Memphis, Julius Caesar. Regional: The White Snake, Measure for Measure, American Night, OSF; Back Back Back, Old Globe; Carmen, La Jolla Playhouse; Cowboy Vs. Samurai, Mo’ollelo Performing Arts. 

 

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Wig & Makeup Design

Rachel Padula Shufelt

Dramaturg

Christopher Liam Moore

A.R.T.: All the Way, The King Stag (original cast), The CIVIL warS, Alcestis, Olympian Games. Oregon Shakespeare Festival: (director) A Streetcar Named Desire, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, among others and four seasons as an actor including All the Way. Other theater: Cal Shakes, Berkeley Rep, Arena Stage, Long Wharf, Old Globe, Yale Rep, Guthrie Theater. Founding member of Cornerstone Theater Company. TV: “Friends,” “3rd Rock from the Sun,” “Star Trek: Voyager,” “Judging Amy,” “Ten Items or Less.” 

 

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Associate Director

Illana Stein

Associate Director

Illana Stein

A.R.T.: Debut. Off-Broadway: Associate Director: Tamburlaine the Great (dir. Michael Boyd), Pericles (dir. Trevor Nunn), Theatre for a New Audience. Assistant Director: Signature Theatre, The Pearl Theatre Company. Regional: OSF, Yale Rep, Hangar Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Member of 2012 Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab and presented with Overall Excellence Award in Directing for Or What She Will at FringeNYC’12. illanastein.com 

 

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Production Stage Manager

Mandy Younger

Production Stage Manager

Mandy Younger

A.R.T.: Debut. Her work with Oregon Shakespeare Festival includes: Production Stage Manager: Twelfth Night; Timon of Athens. Stage Manager: Fingersmith; Head Over Heels; The Cocoanuts; Cymbeline; As You Like It. Assistant Stage Manager: A Wrinkle in Time; My Fair Lady; August: Osage County; Ruined; Throne of Blood; Equivocation; All’s Well That Ends Well; Romeo and Juliet; Cyrano de Bergerac; The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus. Production assistant: Julius Caesar. Assistant Stage Manager: Equivocation, Seattle Rep and Arena Stage. 

 

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Cast

Young Sue/Young Maud (in alternating performances)

Morgan Jamie Bénard

Morgan Jamie Bénard

Young Sue/Young Maud (in alternating performances)

Morgan Jamie Bénard

Young Sue/Young Maud A.R.T.: Debut. Regional includes: Billy Elliot (Debbie), Company Theatre; Scrooge, the Musical (Street Urchin, Ensemble), Riverside Theatre Works; Beauty and the Beast, Seussical the Musical, High School Musical, Willy Wonka, Kids’ Cabaret. Champion Irish Dancer (Dunleavy, Boyle Connolly Academy), ranked 4th in the New England Region and 8th on the continent. Opening dance act for: Tenor Ronan Tynan, Cherish the Ladies (A Celtic Sojourn), and Riverdance (Boston). 5th-grader at Derby Academy in Hingham, MA. 

 

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Young Sue/Young Maud (in alternating performances)

Giana Ribeiro

Giana Ribeiro

Young Sue/Young Maud (in alternating performances)

Giana Ribeiro

A.R.T.: Waitress (Lulu). Regional: Happy Haunted House (Rebecca), Dixieland Chicks (Daisy), Under the Big Top (Rosie the Clown), and others, Kid’s Curtain Call Productions. Giana is so excited to be back at the A.R.T.! 

 

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John Vroom/Mr. Kent

Luke Marinkovich

Luke Marinkovich

John Vroom/Mr. Kent

Luke Marinkovich

A.R.T. Debut. Broadway: The Bridges of Madison County. Off-Broadway: The Rehearsal: Playing the Dane, Pan Pan Theatre; Sleep No More. Regional: The Bridges of Madison County, Williamstown Theatre Festival; Victoria Martin (San Diego Critics Circle Craig Noel Award), Moxie; Romeo and Juliet, Lincoln Center Education. TV/ Film: “Law and Order: SVU,” Rapid Eye Movement. 

 

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Mrs. Sucksby

Kristine Nielsen

Kristine Nielsen

Mrs. Sucksby

Kristine Nielsen

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: You Can’t Take It With You, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Tony nomination, Outer Critics Circle Award), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Spring Awakening, The Greenbird, Jackie, The Iceman Cometh. Off-Broadway: Hir, Why Torture Is Wrong And The People Who Love Them, How I Spent Last Summer, Omnium Gatherum, Our Leading Lady, Betty’s Summer Vacation (Obie Award), Dog Opera (Obie Award). Regional: Williamstown Theatre Festival; Guthrie; McCarter; Old Globe; Long Wharf; Yale Rep; The Alley; The Matchmaker (Dolly Levi), Goodman Theatre. TV/Film include: Theresa Rebeck’s Trouble; “Happyish”; “Elementary”; Morning Glory; The Savages; Small Time Crooks; “Political Animals”; “Sound of Music Live!,” NBC; “Zelda,” Amazon. BA, Northwestern; MFA, Yale School of Drama. 

 

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Sue Trinder

Tracee Chimo

Tracee Chimo

Sue Trinder

Tracee Chimo

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Noises Off (Tony nomination for Best Revival), The Heidi Chronicles; Harvey; Irena’s Vow. Off-Broadway: Bad Jews (Lucille Lortel Award, Outer Critics Circle & Drama League nominations); Circle Mirror Transformation (Drama Desk & Obie Awards, Lucille Lortel nomination); Bachelorette (Clarence Derwent Award, Lucille Lortel nomination); Lips Together Teeth Apart. TV: Chelsea Wheeler on the new TBS show "People of Earth,” “Orange is the New Black” (Neri Feldman), “The Good Wife,” “Blackbox,” “Royal Pains,” “Difficult People." Film: Sully (dir. Clint Eastwood), Black Hat (dir. Michael Mann), The Five-Year Engagement, Concussion, Take Care. 

 

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Mr. Ibbs/Vicar/Huss

Patrick Kerr

Patrick Kerr

Mr. Ibbs/Vicar/Huss

Patrick Kerr

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: You Can’t Take it with You, The Ritz. Off-Broadway: Sarah Ruhl's Stage Kiss; Elizabeth Egloff's The Devils; Paul Rudnick's Jeffrey; Lee Breuer's The Warrior Ant. Regional: Mark Taper Forum, Geffen Playhouse, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Old Globe, Berkeley Rep (Bay Area Critics Award), Yale Rep, Guthrie Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, South Coast Rep, The Acting Company. TV includes: “Frasier” (recurring role), “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (recurring role), “Seinfeld,” “Friends,” “E.R.,” “Will and Grace,” “Elementary,” “Law and Order,” “Star Trek: Voyager.” MFA, Yale School of Drama. 

 

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Dainty Warren/Margaret/Betty

Jo Mei

Jo Mei

Dainty Warren/Margaret/Betty

Jo Mei

A.R.T.: Debut. Off-Broadway: The World of Extreme Happiness, MTC; You For Me For You, Ma-Yi Theater Company; Double Suicide at Ueno Park!, Ensemble Studio Theatre; TEN, Partial Comfort. Regional: King of Hell’s Palace, Goodman Theatre; You For Me For You, Woolly Mammoth. TV/Film: “Nicki,” “Bones,” “The Good Wife,” A Picture of You, Adult World, The Grief of Others, Revenge of the Green Dragons. BA, Wellesley College; MFA, Juilliard. jomei.com 

 

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Richard "Gentleman" Rivers

Josiah Bania

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Richard "Gentleman" Rivers

Josiah Bania

A.R.T.: Debut. New York: Ironbound, Rattlestick. Regional: Sarah Ruhl’s Three Sisters, Yale Rep; Love’s Labour’s Lost, Chautauqua Theater Company; The Secret in the Wings, Yale Summer Cabaret; The History Boys, Artists Repertory Theatre; The Uneasy Chair, CoHo Theater; A Christmas Carol, JAW: A Playwright’s Festival, Portland Center Stage; Othello, Richard II, The Seagull, Petty Harbour, Yale School of Drama. Television: “The Good Wife,” “Leverage,” “The Mysteries of Laura.” MFA, Yale School of Drama. 

 

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Mrs. Styles/Mrs. Cream/Miss Wilson

Kate Levy

Kate Levy

Mrs. Styles/Mrs. Cream/Miss Wilson

Kate Levy

A.R.T.: Debut. New York: Stalking the Bogeyman, NewYorkRep, The New Group, Barrow Street, MTC, Roundabout, The Mint. Tours: The Graduate, On Golden Pond. Regional: Arena Stage, TheaterWorks Hartford, Pioneer Theatre Company, Hartford Stage, Merrimack Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, Yale Rep, Cleveland Playhouse, Denver Center, Portland Center Stage, St. Louis Rep, Alliance Theatre, O’Neill, Alley, Paper Mill Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, Indiana Rep, Northern Stage, Florida Stage, Clarence Brown, Philadelphia Festival For New Plays, BoarsHead. TV: “The Deuce,” “Younger,” “Elementary,” “Blue Bloods,” “Unforgettable,” “The Affair,” “The Good Wife,” “A Gifted Man,” “Royal Pains,” Gossip Girl,” “Law & Order” (all three). Film: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. BA, Tufts; MFA, American Conservatory Theatre. 

 

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Mr. Way/Dr. Christie/Hawtrey

Kingsley Leggs

Kingsley Leggs

Mr. Way/Dr. Christie/Hawtrey

Kingsley Leggs

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Sister Act, The Color Purple, Miss Saigon. Touring: The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess (NAACP Theatre Award nomination), Sister Act, Ragtime, Forbidden Hollywood, Miss Saigon. Regional: Goodman Theatre, Alliance Theatre, MUNY, STL Black Rep, NCT, Denver Center, Baltimore Center Stage, CLOSBC (2 LA Ovation Award Nominations), Ford’s Theatre, Goodspeed Opera House. TV: “The Americans,” “The Good Wife,” “Law and Order: SVU,” “One Life to Live,” “City of Angels.” Music BFA, Benedictine College. 

 

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Cook/Nurse Spiller

Lauren Modica

Lauren Modica

Cook/Nurse Spiller

Lauren Modica

A.R.T.: Debut. Theater includes: Second City’s Twist Your Dickens, OUR TOWN, JAW (2014/16), Portland Center Stage; The Antigone Project, Profile Theatre; The Skin of Our Teeth, Artists Repertory Theatre; PLAY, DC Copeland Presents; Undiscovered Country, DEFUNKT Theatre; King Lear, Northwest Classical; The Crucible, Theatre Vertigo; No Man’s Land, Action/Adventure; Cymbeline, PAE; Much Ado About Nothing, Willamette Shakespeare, A Raisin in the Sun, Public House Theatre; Trailing Colors, Gretchen Icenogle; Fidelio, Portland Opera; Silence, Agnes. lauren-modica.squarespace.com. 

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Charles/Mr. Hedges

Zachary Infante

Zachary Infante

Charles/Mr. Hedges

Zachary Infante

A.R.T.: Debut. Off-Broadway: Do I Hear A Waltz? (dir. Evan Cabnet), Encores!; Pericles (dir. Trevor Nunn), Tamburlaine the Great (dir. Michael Boyd), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Francis Flute, dir. Julie Taymor), Theatre for a New Audience. Regional: Somewhere, Hartford Stage; Peter Pan, Paper Mill Playhouse. TV/Film: School of Rock (dir. Richard Linklater), Carrie Pilby (dir. Susan Johnson), "Alpha House," "GOTHAM." Drama BFA, NYU Tisch (CAP21 & ETW). zacharyinfante.com. 

 

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Christina Bennett Lind

Maud Lilly

Christina Bennett Lind

A.R.T.: The Heart of Robin Hood. Off-Broadway: PEMDAS (Teacher), 59E59; Amiri Baraka’s Dutchman, Lascivous Something, Cherry Lane Theatre; pool (no water), One Year Lease Theater Company; Wait Until Dark, John W. Engeman Theatre. TV/Film: “House of Cards” (Sharon, opp. Michael Kelly); “Z: The Beginning of Everything” (Tallulah Bankhead, opp. Christina Ricci), Amazon; Calico Skies (Ariel, opp. Tom Sizemore); “Blue Bloods” (100th episode); “All My Children” (Bianca Montgomery), “Forever,” ABC; “Person of Interest,” NBC. Producer: Occupy, Texas (DIFF Official Selection 2016), Starring Austin Pendleton (TriBeCa Film Festival Official Selection 2016), with The Neboya Collective. Writer/actor/director/ producer: Fireworkers (NaFF 2016 World Premiere). christinabennettlind.com. 

 

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Christopher Lilly

T. Ryder Smith

T. Ryder Smith

Christopher Lilly

T. Ryder Smith

A.R.T.: Paradise Lost. Broadway: War Horse, Equus. Off-Broadway: the world premieres of J. T. Rogers' Oslo; Katori Hall’s Our Lady of Kibeho; Christina Masciotti’s Social Security; Anne Washburn’s Apparition and I Have Loved Strangers; David Greenspan’s She Stoops to Comedy; Richard Foreman’s The Gods Are Pounding My Head and King Cowboy Rufus Rules the Universe; Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play and Dead Man’s Cell Phone; Underneath the Lintel (Drama Desk nomination); Lebensraum (Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Ensemble Cast). Regional: world premieres of Sarah Ruhl’s Scenes from Court Life, Yale Rep; Yaël Farber’s Salome, Shakespeare Theatre Company; Barbara Hammond’s We Are Pussy Riot, CATF; Doug Wright’s Creditors, La Jolla Playhouse; Chuck Mee’s Big Love, Actors Theatre of Louisville. TV/Film: “Elementary,” “The Blacklist,” “White Collar,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Abolutionists,” Happy Tears, El Cielo es Azul, Brainscan. Voice work: Audiobooks, “The Venture Brothers" TV series, the “Bioshock” videogames. 

 

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Marianne/Agnes

Lenne Klingaman

Lenne Klingaman

Marianne/Agnes

Lenne Klingaman

A.R.T.: Debut. Regional: Tartuffe (Mariane), Berkeley Rep, Shakespeare Theatre Company, South Coast Rep; Romeo & Juliet (Juliet), Appoggiatura, Denver Center; Two Gentlemen of Verona, Jungle Theater; Anna Karenina (Anna), Capital Stage; Sense & Sensibility (Elinor), Sacramento Theatre; Twelfth Night, The Three Musketeers, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Santa Cruz Shakespeare; Richard III, Intiman Theatre; The Rehearsal, Noises Off, A Noise Within. TV/Film: “Cold Case,” “Welcome to Sanditon,” Love: As You Like It. MFA, University of Washington. Debut album available at lenneklingaman.com. 

 

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Ensemble

Zachary Infante

Zachary Infante

Ensemble

Zachary Infante

A.R.T.: Debut. Off-Broadway: Do I Hear A Waltz? (dir. Evan Cabnet), Encores!; Pericles (dir. Trevor Nunn), Tamburlaine the Great (dir. Michael Boyd), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Francis Flute, dir. Julie Taymor), Theatre for a New Audience. Regional: Somewhere, Hartford Stage; Peter Pan, Paper Mill Playhouse. TV/Film: School of Rock (dir. Richard Linklater), Carrie Pilby (dir. Susan Johnson), "Alpha House," "GOTHAM." Drama BFA, NYU Tisch (CAP21 & ETW). zacharyinfante.com. 

 

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Patrick Kerr

Patrick Kerr

Ensemble

Patrick Kerr

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: You Can’t Take it with You, The Ritz. Off-Broadway: Sarah Ruhl's Stage Kiss; Elizabeth Egloff's The Devils; Paul Rudnick's Jeffrey; Lee Breuer's The Warrior Ant. Regional: Mark Taper Forum, Geffen Playhouse, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Old Globe, Berkeley Rep (Bay Area Critics Award), Yale Rep, Guthrie Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, South Coast Rep, The Acting Company. TV includes: “Frasier” (recurring role), “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (recurring role), “Seinfeld,” “Friends,” “E.R.,” “Will and Grace,” “Elementary,” “Law and Order,” “Star Trek: Voyager.” MFA, Yale School of Drama. 

 

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Lenne Klingaman

Lenne Klingaman

Ensemble

Lenne Klingaman

A.R.T.: Debut. Regional: Tartuffe (Mariane), Berkeley Rep, Shakespeare Theatre Company, South Coast Rep; Romeo & Juliet (Juliet), Appoggiatura, Denver Center; Two Gentlemen of Verona, Jungle Theater; Anna Karenina (Anna), Capital Stage; Sense & Sensibility (Elinor), Sacramento Theatre; Twelfth Night, The Three Musketeers, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Santa Cruz Shakespeare; Richard III, Intiman Theatre; The Rehearsal, Noises Off, A Noise Within. TV/Film: “Cold Case,” “Welcome to Sanditon,” Love: As You Like It. MFA, University of Washington. Debut album available at lenneklingaman.com. 

 

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Kingsley Leggs

Kingsley Leggs

Ensemble

Kingsley Leggs

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Sister Act, The Color Purple, Miss Saigon. Touring: The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess (NAACP Theatre Award nomination), Sister Act, Ragtime, Forbidden Hollywood, Miss Saigon. Regional: Goodman Theatre, Alliance Theatre, MUNY, STL Black Rep, NCT, Denver Center, Baltimore Center Stage, CLOSBC (2 LA Ovation Award Nominations), Ford’s Theatre, Goodspeed Opera House. TV: “The Americans,” “The Good Wife,” “Law and Order: SVU,” “One Life to Live,” “City of Angels.” Music BFA, Benedictine College. 

 

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Kate Levy

Kate Levy

Ensemble

Kate Levy

A.R.T.: Debut. New York: Stalking the Bogeyman, NewYorkRep, The New Group, Barrow Street, MTC, Roundabout, The Mint. Tours: The Graduate, On Golden Pond. Regional: Arena Stage, TheaterWorks Hartford, Pioneer Theatre Company, Hartford Stage, Merrimack Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, Yale Rep, Cleveland Playhouse, Denver Center, Portland Center Stage, St. Louis Rep, Alliance Theatre, O’Neill, Alley, Paper Mill Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, Indiana Rep, Northern Stage, Florida Stage, Clarence Brown, Philadelphia Festival For New Plays, BoarsHead. TV: “The Deuce,” “Younger,” “Elementary,” “Blue Bloods,” “Unforgettable,” “The Affair,” “The Good Wife,” “A Gifted Man,” “Royal Pains,” Gossip Girl,” “Law & Order” (all three). Film: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. BA, Tufts; MFA, American Conservatory Theatre. 

 

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Luke Marinkovich

Luke Marinkovich

Ensemble

Luke Marinkovich

A.R.T. Debut. Broadway: The Bridges of Madison County. Off-Broadway: The Rehearsal: Playing the Dane, Pan Pan Theatre; Sleep No More. Regional: The Bridges of Madison County, Williamstown Theatre Festival; Victoria Martin (San Diego Critics Circle Craig Noel Award), Moxie; Romeo and Juliet, Lincoln Center Education. TV/ Film: “Law and Order: SVU,” Rapid Eye Movement. 

 

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Jo Mei

Jo Mei

Ensemble

Jo Mei

A.R.T.: Debut. Off-Broadway: The World of Extreme Happiness, MTC; You For Me For You, Ma-Yi Theater Company; Double Suicide at Ueno Park!, Ensemble Studio Theatre; TEN, Partial Comfort. Regional: King of Hell’s Palace, Goodman Theatre; You For Me For You, Woolly Mammoth. TV/Film: “Nicki,” “Bones,” “The Good Wife,” A Picture of You, Adult World, The Grief of Others, Revenge of the Green Dragons. BA, Wellesley College; MFA, Juilliard. jomei.com 

 

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Lauren Modica

Lauren Modica

Ensemble

Lauren Modica

A.R.T.: Debut. Theater includes: Second City’s Twist Your Dickens, OUR TOWN, JAW (2014/16), Portland Center Stage; The Antigone Project, Profile Theatre; The Skin of Our Teeth, Artists Repertory Theatre; PLAY, DC Copeland Presents; Undiscovered Country, DEFUNKT Theatre; King Lear, Northwest Classical; The Crucible, Theatre Vertigo; No Man’s Land, Action/Adventure; Cymbeline, PAE; Much Ado About Nothing, Willamette Shakespeare, A Raisin in the Sun, Public House Theatre; Trailing Colors, Gretchen Icenogle; Fidelio, Portland Opera; Silence, Agnes. lauren-modica.squarespace.com. 

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Kristine Nielsen

Kristine Nielsen

Ensemble

Kristine Nielsen

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: You Can’t Take It With You, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Tony nomination, Outer Critics Circle Award), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Spring Awakening, The Greenbird, Jackie, The Iceman Cometh. Off-Broadway: Hir, Why Torture Is Wrong And The People Who Love Them, How I Spent Last Summer, Omnium Gatherum, Our Leading Lady, Betty’s Summer Vacation (Obie Award), Dog Opera (Obie Award). Regional: Williamstown Theatre Festival; Guthrie; McCarter; Old Globe; Long Wharf; Yale Rep; The Alley; The Matchmaker (Dolly Levi), Goodman Theatre. TV/Film include: Theresa Rebeck’s Trouble; “Happyish”; “Elementary”; Morning Glory; The Savages; Small Time Crooks; “Political Animals”; “Sound of Music Live!,” NBC; “Zelda,” Amazon. BA, Northwestern; MFA, Yale School of Drama. 

 

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Ensemble

T. Ryder Smith

T. Ryder Smith

Ensemble

T. Ryder Smith

A.R.T.: Paradise Lost. Broadway: War Horse, Equus. Off-Broadway: the world premieres of J. T. Rogers' Oslo; Katori Hall’s Our Lady of Kibeho; Christina Masciotti’s Social Security; Anne Washburn’s Apparition and I Have Loved Strangers; David Greenspan’s She Stoops to Comedy; Richard Foreman’s The Gods Are Pounding My Head and King Cowboy Rufus Rules the Universe; Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play and Dead Man’s Cell Phone; Underneath the Lintel (Drama Desk nomination); Lebensraum (Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Ensemble Cast). Regional: world premieres of Sarah Ruhl’s Scenes from Court Life, Yale Rep; Yaël Farber’s Salome, Shakespeare Theatre Company; Barbara Hammond’s We Are Pussy Riot, CATF; Doug Wright’s Creditors, La Jolla Playhouse; Chuck Mee’s Big Love, Actors Theatre of Louisville. TV/Film: “Elementary,” “The Blacklist,” “White Collar,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Abolutionists,” Happy Tears, El Cielo es Azul, Brainscan. Voice work: Audiobooks, “The Venture Brothers" TV series, the “Bioshock” videogames. 

 

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Understudies

Sue

Lauren Noll

Maud

Claire Frederiksen/Charlotte Stoiber

Christopher Lilly

Alexander Pepperman

Mrs. Sucksby

Zonia Edward

Richard "Gentleman" Rivers

Brian Lore Evans

Ensemble

Soomin Chun; Ricky Davis, Jr.; Joey Donnelly; Frankie Diciaccio; Adrienne Powell; Ben Winter

Additional staff

Assistant Stage Manager

Taylor Brennan

Assistant Stage Manager

Taylor Brennan

A.R.T.: Stage Manager: HEAR WORD!Burn All Night; Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education1984; O.P.C.The Shape She MakesThe Donkey Show. Assistant Stage Manager: Bedlam's Sense & SensibilityThe Night of the IguanaFingersmithRoosevElvisKansas City Choir BoyNatasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812The Heart of Robin HoodAll the WayThe Glass MenagerieThe Lily’s RevengeOnce. Production Associate: Prometheus BoundThe Blue FlowerCabaret. Education/Training: Graduate of Boston University (Summa cum laude) College of Fine Arts.

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Voice/Text

Erika Bailey

Voice/Text

Erika Bailey

A.R.T.: Waitress, In the Body of the World, O.P.C. Broadway: Mary Stuart. Boston area: New Electric Ballroom, Gloucester Stage Company; Absurd Person Singular, Nora Theatre Company. Regional: Arms and the Man, Guthrie Theatre; A Christmas Carol, McCarter Theatre; The Foreigner, Cabaret, Bus Stop, To Kill a Mockingbird, A Christmas Carol, Kansas City Repertory Theatre. A.R.T. Institute Head of Voice & Speech: vocal production, dialects, Shakespeare; heads MFA program in voice pedagogy. MA in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

 

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Fight Director

Lisa Kopitsky

Fight Director

Lisa Kopitsky

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: The Father, MTC. Off-Broadway: Hamilton, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, Venice, Detroit ’67, Measure for Measure, Urge for Going, Neighbors, Public Theater. Regional: Extremities, Berkshire Theatre Festival; Dracula, Whaddabloodclot!, The Valley of Fear, Williamstown Theatre Festival; Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare on the Sound. Other selected: Red Flamboyant, Firebone; Red Light Winter, Strasbourg; Bareknuckle, Vertigo; Hamlet, Lincoln Center Institute. MA, Movement Dramaturgy and Pedagogy, NYU. 

 

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Associate Set Designer

Richard Anderson

Associate Lighting Designer

Ben Green

Assistant Lighting Designer

Ben Travis

Associate Sound Designer

Ray Nardelli

Associate Projections Designer

Omar Ramos

A.R.T. Institute Production Dramaturg

Leland Frankel

Production Assistants

Kate Hausler, Alta Lewis-Millard

Child Wranglers

Olivia Viola, Jess Anne Kemp

Ms. Lind’s costumes by Carmel Dundon.

Additional equipment provided by Sound Associates.

Flying consulting by Henry Wheaton.