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The Tempest
The Tempest

The Tempest

  • MAY 11, 2014 – JUNE 15, 2014

  • Loeb Drama Center

  • Run Time: 2 hours plus an intermission.

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Experience Prospero’s wizardry as never before in this startling production, featuring magic created by Teller (of the legendary duo Penn & Teller). When shipwrecked aristocrats wash up on the shores of Prospero’s strange island, they find themselves immersed in a world of trickery and amazement, where Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan’s Dust Bowl balladry, Teller’s magic, and Pilobolus’s movement animate the spirits and monsters. The Tempest is a co-production with The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Nevada.

Standing Room Tickets

A very limited number of standing room tickets for select sold-out shows will be sold on the day of each show, in person only and only 1 ticket per person, from A.R.T. Ticket Services. The Ticket Office opens at 12:00PM.

Need to know

Grade 3 and Up
The Dust Bowl circus theme and use of stage magic make this a family-friendly production of Shakespeare’s play.  The plot may be a little too complex for youngsters to follow, but prepared children age 8 and up will be taken in by the spectacle and enjoy the overall experience.  Very young children may be frightened by the loud noises and simulated storm.

Notable dates

ASL Dates:

June 3, 7:30PM
June 8, 2:00PM

Audio Described Dates:

June 4, 7:30PM*
June 7, 2:00PM*

*Touch tour 1 hour prior

Discussions

There will be post-show discussions after the following select matinee performances:
May 17, May 21, May 24, May 28, May 31, and June 4.

There will also be a post-performance discussion with Dr. Jeremy Wolfe on Tuesday, May 27, following the 7:30PM performance.

Dr. Wolfe will discuss how it is possible to miss so much of what happens right in front of your eyes.

Jeremy Wolfe is Professor of Ophthalmology and Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. He is Director of the Visual Attention Lab and the Center for Advanced Medical Imaging at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His research focuses on visual search and visual attention with a particular interest in socially important search tasks in areas such as medical image perception (e.g. cancer screening) and security (e.g. baggage screening). He taught Introductory Psychology for 25 years at MIT and Harvard.

Zita Ezpeleta and Kewsong Lee
Sarah Hancock
Alan Jones and Ashley Garrett
Lisbeth Tarlow and Stephen Kay
The Cambridge Trust Company

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Credits

Creative team

by

William Shakespeare

Adapted and directed by

Aaron Posner and Teller

Magic by

Teller

Magic by

Teller

A.R.T.: Debut. Teller has been the smaller, quieter half of Penn & Teller since 1975. With Penn Jillette, he has played off and on Broadway, toured in North America and Britain, and is currently the longest-running headline act in Las Vegas. Penn & Teller have written and starred in television series and specials, including eight seasons of the Emmy-nominated Showtime series “Penn & Teller: Bullshit!”; “Penn & Teller Tell a Lie” on Discovery; “Penn & Teller’s Sincity Spectacular” on FX; “Behind the Scenes,” a PBS children’s series on the arts; “The Unpleasant World of Penn & Teller,” a magic and comedy series on England’s Channel 4; and the recent ITV variety series, “Penn & Teller: Fool Us.” Teller has written for The Atlantic Monthly, Smithsonian, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Esquire, GQ, The New Yorker; as well as three books with Penn Jillette and two on his own. He is a frequent contributor to All Things Considered on NPR. Teller and Aaron Posner co-directed a version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. He co-wrote and directed Play Dead (Off-Broadway and Los Angeles), and co-directed the performance film. He directed Tim’s Vermeer, a documentary film from Sony Pictures Classics now in theaters nationwide and on DVD/Blu-Ray in June, 2014.

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Songs by

Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan

A.R.T.: Debut. Tom Waits is an Oscar nominated songwriter, Golden Globe recipient, Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Tom Waits and his long time collaborator and wife Kathleen Brennan were recently named number four in a list of the “100 Best Living Songwriters” published by America’s Paste magazine. Waits’s music is recognized for its distinctive orchestrations and arrangements. He has recorded over 20 albums including Bad As Me and appeared in well over 20 films, working with such maverick directors like Jim Jarmusch, Terry Giliam, Francis Ford Coppola, and Robert Altman. 

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Choreographer

Matt Kent, Pilobolus

Scenic Design

Daniel Conway

Scenic Design

Daniel Conway

A.R.T.: Debut. Recent projects: Love in Afghanistan, Arena Stage; The Diary of Anne Frank, End of The Rainbow, Milwaukee Rep; Sucker Punch, The Secret of Sweet, The Aliens, Studio Theatre; Company, Hairspray, Chess, Sunset Boulevard, Signature Theatre; The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shakespeare Theatre. Current and upcoming productions: Sunday in the Park with George, Signature Theatre; I and You, Geva Theatre; Water by the Spoonful, Studio Theatre. Twelve nominations for Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Set Design, most recently for Stunning, Woolly Mammoth Theatre.

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Costume Design

Paloma Young

Costume Design

Paloma Young

A.R.T.: The Tempest. Broadway: Peter and the Starcatcher (Tony Award). Off-Broadway: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (Lucille Lortel Award), Kazino; The Patron Saint of Sea MonstersFly By Night, Playwrights Horizons; Wildflower, 2econd Stage; Recall, Colt Coeur; Brooklyn Babylon, BAM NextWave. Regional: The Bandstand, Paper Mill Playhouse; Troublemaker... and You, Nero, Berkeley Repertory Theatre;  Hoover Comes Alive! and A Current Nobody, La Jolla Playhouse. Ms. Young has also worked at South Coast Repertory, The Old Globe, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, California Shakespeare Theatre, Hand2Mouth and Mixed Blood among others. MFA UCSD.

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Lighting Design

Christopher Akerlind

Lighting Design

Christopher Akerlind

A.R.T.: Marie Antoinette, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, The Seagull, Britannicus, Island of Slaves, Orpheus X, Olly’s Prison, Oedipus, La Dispute, Uncle Vanya, Enrico IV, Misalliance. Broadway: Rocky, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Tony nomination), End of the Rainbow, Superior Donuts, Top Girls, 110 in the Shade (Tony nomination), Shining City, Rabbit Hole, Talk Radio, Awake and Sing (Tony nomination), Seven Guitars (Tony nomination), The Light in the Piazza (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, and Henry Hewes Awards).

 

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Sound Design

Darron L West

Sound Design

Darron L West

A.R.T.: La Dispute, Richard II, bobrauschenbergamerica. Darron is a Tony and OBIE Award-winning sound designer whose work for theater and dance has been heard in over 500 Productions nationally and internationally on Broadway and off. His other accolades for sound design include the Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, the AUDELCO, and he is a two-time Henry Hewes Design Award winner and a proud recipient of the 2012 Princess Grace Award Statue. 

 

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Magic Design

Johnny Thompson

Magic Design

Johnny Thompson

A.R.T.: Debut. Johnny Thompson (The Great Tomsoni) has written, developed and provided material for magicians including Siegfried and Roy, Penn and Teller, Doug Henning, Lance Burton, David Blaine, The Amazing Jonathan. Magic consultant for Off-Broadway Play Dead, for which he won an LA Drama Critics Circle Award in the category of Illusion/Magic Design. In conjunction with Teller, he designed the magic effects for The Exorcist, Geffen Theatre. TV/Film magic advisor/consulting credits include: “Fool Us”; “Hart to Hart”; “Fantasy Island”; “One Day at a Time”; “Beyond Westworld”; The Fantasticks; Bogus; Houdini – Believe; The Magic Box.

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Magic Engineering and Construction

Thom Rubino

Magic Engineering and Construction

Thom Rubino

A.R.T.: Debut. Thom Rubino started designing illusions, theatrical effects and displays over 20 years ago. In 1999, he moved to Las Vegas to continue his journey. His company, Thom Rubino Illusions, has a list of clients that include: Armani Exchange, Goldman Sachs, Gucci, Sephora, Myth Busters, Siegfried and Roy Productions, Cirque Du Soleil, and Teller. It’s a privilege for me to be part of Teller’s and Johnny Thompson’s Tempest magic team.

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Music Direction and Arrangements

Shaina Taub

Shaina Taub

Music Direction and Arrangements

Shaina Taub

A.R.T.: Debut. Shaina Taub is a performer and songwriter. Off-Broadway: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (Princess Mary, Lortel Award nomination); Karen O’s Stop the Virgens, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Sydney Opera House. Recipient of the Jonathan Larson Grant, and fellowships from the Sundance Institute, MacDowell, and Yaddo. Ars Nova’s 2012 Composer-in-Residence. Musical commissions in development: There’s A House, Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Robin, Ars Nova. Signed in music publishing by Ghostlight/Sh-K-Boom Records and Razor & Tie. Her band plays regularly in New York. For concert listings and albums: www.shainataub.com.

 

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Instrument Design and Wollesonics

Kenny Wollesen

Instrument Design and Wollesonics

Kenny Wollesen

A.R.T.: Debut. Founder of the Wollesonic Laboratories and mastermind behind Sonic Massages and the Himalayas marching band. Sound design: Great Small Works, Puppeteers Cooperative, and Imagination Explosion. Theater (as musician): Alice (dir. Robert Wilson and Tom Waits), Thalia Theatre and BAM. Composer: Macbeth (dir. Teller and Aaron Posner), Two River Theater and Folger Theatre. Worked with: Bill Frisell, Norah Jones, Tom Waits, Sean Lennon, Ben Goldberg, Laurie Anderson, Steve Bernstein, Jonas Mekas, Butch Morris, Ilhan Ersahin, Hal Wilner, John Medeski, Jim Hall, and John Zorn.

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Casting

DUNCAN STEWART AND CO.DUNCAN STEWART CSABENTON WHITLEY CSA

Stage Manager

Katie Ailinger

Stage Manager

Katie Ailinger

A.R.T.: Trans Scripts, Part I: The WomenThe Plough and the Stars, In the Body of the World, Nice Fish, The Tempest, The Lily’s Revenge, The Donkey Show, Woody Sez, Futurity: A Musical By The Lisps, Ajax. Off-Broadway: Nice Fish, St. Ann’s Warehouse; Nixon’s Nixon, Fresh Play Festival, MCC Theater; Trial by Water, I Land, Ma-Yi Theatre. Boston area: Choice, The Second Girl, Cry of the Reed, Streamers, Huntington Theatre Company; Other Desert Cities, RED, The Divine Sister, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, SpeakEasy Stage Company; God’s Ear, Pericles, Henry VIII, Actors’ Shakespeare Project. Additional credits include Center Theatre Group, Theatre @ Boston Court, Milwaukee Rep, Trinity Rep, and WGBH’s annual concert A Christmas Celtic Sojourn. BFA: University of Southern California (Stage Management). Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

 

 

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Cast

Tom Nelis Headshot

Prospero

Tom Nelis

Tom Nelis Headshot

Prospero

Tom Nelis

A.R.T.: Moby-Dick, The Tempest, The Blue Flower, bobrauschenbergamerica. Broadway: Indecent, The Visit, Enron, The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, Aida, Girl From The North Country (upcoming). International: Laurie Anderson’s Songs and Stories from Moby Dick; Richard Foreman’s Pearls for Pigs; Tadashi Suzuki’s Dionysus; The Merchant of Venice, RSC, TFANA. Thirty years of Off-Broadway and Regional productions. Founding member, SITI Company. Honors: Eliot Norton Award (Prospero, The Tempest), OBIE Award (Marshal McLuhan, The Medium). Education/​Training: MFA, UC San Diego.

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Charlotte Graham
Charlotte Graham

Miranda

Charlotte Graham

A.R.T.: Debut. Off-Broadway: Amandine (workshop), Cherry Lane; The Importance of Being Ernest Hemingway, Access Theater. Regional: Three Sisters, Build, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Chautauqua Theater Company; Camelot, Trinity Rep; Beast, New York Stage and Film; Life Science, Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep. Film: The Hot Flashes. Television: “Gossip Girl,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Hart of Dixie,” “Joe, Joe & Jane” (NBC pilot). B.A. Brown University, MFA: Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Program in Acting.

 

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Nate Dendy

Ariel

Nate Dendy

Nate Dendy

Ariel

Nate Dendy

A.R.T.: Debut. Regional: The Fantasticks (The Mute, L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award and Helen Hayes Award nominations), Arena Stage, South Coast Repertory, Trinity Rep; Angels In America (Prior Walter), Risk Theater Initiative; Twelfth Night, Dallas Shakespeare Festival; A Christmas Carol, Trinity Rep. Film: Turtle Hill: Brooklyn. M.F.A. from Brown University/Trinity Rep.

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Zachary Eisenstat
Zachary Eisenstat

Caliban

Zachary Eisenstat

A.R.T.: The Heart of Robin Hood, The Donkey Show. Regional: On The Town, The Chosen, Lyric Stage Company; Coriolanus, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company; The Play About the Baby, Exquisite Corp. Other theater: Matchmaker, Matchmaker I’m Willing To Settle, 2011 NY Musical Festival; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, staged reading with the Boston Landmarks Orchestra. Mechanical Engineering S.B. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Manelich Minniefee
Manelich Minniefee

Caliban

Manelich Minniefee

A.R.T.: Debut. Pilobolus (Principal Dancer, Dance Captain 2003-2012). Regional: The Magic Flute (Principal Dancer), Verdi Opera House, Parma Italy; Mars, Center for Performance Research. TV: “Sesame Street” (Dancer); “2007 Academy Awards Telecast” (Dancer); “Ellen”; “Live with Regis and Kelly.” B.F.A. in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

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Antonio

Louis Butelli

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Antonio

Louis Butelli

A.R.T.: Debut. Off-Broadway: I Am The Wind, 59E59 Theaters; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, New Victory; CYCLOPS: A Rock Opera (NYMF Award Outstanding Individual Performer, Pulitzer Prize Jury nomination), 47th St. Regional: Henry VIII (Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Supporting Actor), Twelfth Night (Helen Hayes nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actor), Folger Theatre; Shakespeare Theatre DC; Alabama Shakespeare Festival; Yale Rep; La Jolla Playhouse. TV: “The Knick,” “All My Children,” “Law & Order: CI.” 

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Dawn Didawick

Gonzala

Dawn Didawick

Dawn Didawick

Gonzala

Dawn Didawick

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: All My Sons (Tony Award Best Revival). Regional: The Crucible, Autumn Garden, The Seagull, The Bear, Pera Pelas, The Man Who Had All The Luck, Antaeus Company, LA; Actors Theatre of Louisville; Alabama Shakespeare Festival; The Globe Theatre; Long Wharf; Hartford Stage; Seattle Rep; Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Film: Erin Brockovich; Christmas with the Kranks; The Amateurs; Breakfast of Champions; I Am. TV: “Almost A Woman” (Peabody Award); “Pretty Little Liars”; “Hart of Dixie (recurring).” Web Series: "HA!."

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Christopher Donahue
Christopher Donahue

Alonso

Christopher Donahue

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Metamorphoses. Off-Broadway: Monster, Classic Stage Company (OBIE award); Lincoln Center’s Serious Fun! Festival; MTC; Public Theater; Second Stage. Regional: Arden Theatre Company; Berkeley Rep; Boston Lyric Opera; Chicago Opera Theater; City Theatre Company; Court Theatre; Goodman Theatre; Hartford Stage; Huntington Theatre Company; La Jolla Playhouse; Lookingglass; McCarter Theatre; Milwaukee Rep; Remains Theatre; Seattle Rep; Two River Theater; Weston Playhouse; Yale Rep.

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Joby Earle

Ferdinand

Joby Earle

Joby Earle

Ferdinand

Joby Earle

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: War Horse. Off Broadway: Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, Smith Street Stage. Regional: Owners, Yale Rep; The Puppetmaster of Lodz, Berkshire Theatre Group; The Pitmen Painters, Palm Beach Dramaworks. M.F.A. Yale School of Drama. 

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Edmund Lewis

Sebastian

Edmund Lewis

Edmund Lewis

Sebastian

Edmund Lewis

A.R.T.: Debut. Off-Broadway: Hamlet, Saint Joan, Lynn Redgrave Theater. Off-Off-Broadway: Hamlet, Saint Joan, Access Theater; The Orphan, The Tank Theater; Five by Ives, Arclight Theater; Waiting For Godot, The Misanthrope, Pilot House Theater; Like Larvae, NY Fringe Festival. Regional: Hamlet, Saint Joan, Olney Theater Center. Edmund is a proud member of Actors’ Equity.

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Eric Hissom

Stephano

Eric Hissom

Eric Hissom

Stephano

Eric Hissom

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway National Tour: The 39 Steps. Regional: Cyrano (Cyrano), Folger Theatre; Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Tiger), Round House Theatre; The Game’s Afoot, Cleveland Playhouse; Twelfth Night, Actors Theatre of Louisville; The Thirty-Nine Steps, La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Rep; Eurydice, Milwaukee Rep; Glengarry Glen Ross, Asolo Rep; The Vibrator Play, Woolly Mammoth. Television: “One Tree Hill,” “Mortal Kombat,” “Sheena Queen of the Jungle.” Film: Out of Time. M.F.A. FSU’s Asolo Conservatory.

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Jonathan Kim

Trinculo

Jonathan M. Kim

Jonathan Kim

Trinculo

Jonathan M. Kim

A.R.T.: Debut. Off-Broadway: In Masks Outrageous and Austere (Originated the role of the Interpreter); The Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Principle/Soloist). Film: Second Hand Lions, Pastor Sheperd. Television: “Boardwalk Empire,” “Barney and Friends.” B.A. Theater and Dance, University of Texas.

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Miche Braden

Rough Magic

Miche Braden

Miche Braden

Rough Magic

Miche Braden

A.R.T.: Debut. Off-Broadway: The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith (Lead/MD/Arranger, Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award nominations), St Luke’s Theatre. Regional: The Devil’s Music, Penguin Rep, Cleveland Playhouse, Merrimack Rep, Hartford Stage, Florida Rep, Florida Stage. International: Gone With The Wind, Royal Manitoba Theatre. Film: Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (Choral Vocal Arranger – Score), Spike Lee. Recordings: Sweet Child O’ Mine, Postmodern Jukebox; At The Crossroads, Gardenias For Lady Day, James Carter; Diva Out of Bounds, Miche Braden.

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Michael Brun

Rough Magic

Michael Brun

Michael Brun

Rough Magic

Michael Brun

A.R.T.: Debut. Upright Bass, Trumpet, Vocals, Percussion. Lead Composer: Folk Wandering. Music Director: Mr. Burns, Playwrights Horizons; Gameplay, Ars Nova. Member, Shaina Taub Trio. His newest album, little blues, is available at www.mikebrun.com

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Shaina Taub

Rough Magic

Shaina Taub

Shaina Taub

Rough Magic

Shaina Taub

A.R.T.: Debut. Shaina Taub is a performer and songwriter. Off-Broadway: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (Princess Mary, Lortel Award nomination); Karen O’s Stop the Virgens, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Sydney Opera House. Recipient of the Jonathan Larson Grant, and fellowships from the Sundance Institute, MacDowell, and Yaddo. Ars Nova’s 2012 Composer-in-Residence. Musical commissions in development: There’s A House, Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Robin, Ars Nova. Signed in music publishing by Ghostlight/Sh-K-Boom Records and Razor & Tie. Her band plays regularly in New York. For concert listings and albums: www.shainataub.com.

 

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Nate Tucker

Rough Magic

Nate Tucker

Nate Tucker

Rough Magic

Nate Tucker

A.R.T.: The TempestFinding Neverland. Music Director for Mt. Auburn Cemetery's A Glimpse Beyond. Principal Percussionist for Juventas New Music Ensemble and Flamenco Boston. Resident composer for Boston Theater Company, Come On Over Ensemble Theater, Danza Organica, Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion. Dance Accompanist for Boston Ballet and Boston Conservatory. New Album Off Gridavailable on iTunes. Percussion Performance degrees from The Boston Conservatory and University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

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Christopher Rose
Christopher Rose

Minion

Christopher Rose

A.R.T.: Debut. Christopher Rose is a magician and mystery entertainer in Las Vegas. He has performed his private show at numerous hotels on the Las Vegas Strip, including The Royal Resort, The Orleans Hotel, and The Harmon Theater which is part of Planet Hollywood. The president of the International Magician Society, Tony Hassini calls him "The greatest living mind reader." In addition, he has worked as a part of the production team (magic design) on several shows, including WonderGround and Jeff McBride's Magic at the Edge.

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Additional staff

Associate Director

Allegra Libonati

Associate Director

Allegra Libonati

A.R.T.: The Pirate Princess, The Light Princess, Hansel and Gretel (Director); The Snow Queen (Director/Adapter); The Donkey Show (Resident Director); The Tempest, Prometheus Bound (Associate Director), Death and the Powers: The Robots’ Opera, Best of Both Worlds (Assistant Director). OBERON: Once In Hell: Dante’s Inferno in 10 Dinner Courses; Matchmaker, Matchmaker, I’m Willing to Settle: A Musical Guide to Internet Dating. Broadway: HAIR (Assistant Director, Tony Award-winning Revival). Summer Theater of New Canaan: South Pacific, My Fair Lady, Carousel, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, H4 (an original adaptation of Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2).

 

 

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Assistant Stage Manager - A.R.T.

Taylor Brennan

Assistant Stage Manager - A.R.T.

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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Assistant Stage - The Smith Center

Erin Guernsey

Assistant Stage - The Smith Center

Erin Guernsey

A.R.T.: Debut. Graduating this spring from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with an M.F.A. in Stage Management. Recently a stage management intern with the Broadway Company of Wicked. Credits include: Urinetown, Arcadia, Seven Guitars, Two Gentlemen of Verona and Brighton Beach Memoirs. Thanks to Mom, Dad, Chris, and Grams for your love and encouragement. Thanks to Brackley Frayer and Keith Thompson for your professional guidance and support. 

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Assistant Director

Magdalene Ellsworth

Assistant Director

Magdalene Ellsworth

A.R.T.: Debut. Regional (selected): Christmas Carol, Gutenberg! The Musical!, Forever Plaid (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre); Mary Dyer (Prologue Theatre Company-Chicago); Arms and The Man (Ten Chimneys). Upcoming: Once on This Island (Shanghai Conservatory of Music) and Evita (Carthage College). M.F.A. from Western Illinois University. Magdalene is a Chicago-based theater director and educator overjoyed to be back assisting Aaron on such a phenomenal project. Love and thanks to Aaron, Teller, and Brett.

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Assistant to the Directors

Susanna Wolk

Assistant Choreographer

Manelich Minniefee

Manelich Minniefee

Assistant Choreographer

Manelich Minniefee

A.R.T.: Debut. Pilobolus (Principal Dancer, Dance Captain 2003-2012). Regional: The Magic Flute (Principal Dancer), Verdi Opera House, Parma Italy; Mars, Center for Performance Research. TV: “Sesame Street” (Dancer); “2007 Academy Awards Telecast” (Dancer); “Ellen”; “Live with Regis and Kelly.” B.F.A. in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

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Associate Set Designer

Andrew Cohen

Assistant Set Designers

Paige Hathaway, Joshua Madsen 

Set Design Intern

Daniel Prodsky

Associate Costume Designer

Katherine Nowacki 

Associate Lighting Designer

Brian Jones

Associate Sound Designer

Charles Coes

Magic Technician

Christopher Rose

Christopher Rose

Magic Technician

Christopher Rose

A.R.T.: Debut. Christopher Rose is a magician and mystery entertainer in Las Vegas. He has performed his private show at numerous hotels on the Las Vegas Strip, including The Royal Resort, The Orleans Hotel, and The Harmon Theater which is part of Planet Hollywood. The president of the International Magician Society, Tony Hassini calls him "The greatest living mind reader." In addition, he has worked as a part of the production team (magic design) on several shows, including WonderGround and Jeff McBride's Magic at the Edge.

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Levitation Illusion

John Gaughan

Metal Fabrication

Bryan Schuette

Master Electrician

Derek Wiles

Prop Acquisition

Vinny Giordano 

Special Magic Seamstress

Lynetta Welch

A.R.T. Production Dramaturg

Morgan Goldstein 

A.R.T. Voice Coach

Jeremy Sortore 

Production Assistants - The Smith Center

Katherine Davis, Crystal Murphy 

Smith Center Tech Liaison

Justin Lex

Producing Intern

Ruth Lichtman 

 

Understudies 

For Prospero: Louis Butelli; For Ariel: Christopher Rose

 

Special Thanks

William B. Collins; Beth Emelson; Janet Griffin; T. Gene Hatcher; Tony Hsieh; Penn, Emily, Moxie, and Zolten Jillette; Gabrielle Lyster; Barbara Mowat; Norm and Lupe Nielsen; Michele Osherow; Arthur Penn; Maisie Ann Posner; David G. Rosenbaum; Angel Sugg; Pam Thompson; UNLV; Erin Weaver; Judi Williams.

From the Penn & Teller office: Glenn Alai, Steven Doctors, Laura Foley, Nate Santucci, Ezekiel Zabrowski.

Special thanks to Rio All-Suites Hotel and Caesars Entertainment for hosting The Tempest in workshop at the Penn & Teller Theater.

Thanks to the following actors who participated in the developmental workshops for The Tempest: Tommy Derrah, Brittany Duff, Mark Fucik, Alexander Hernandez, Ted Hewlett, Carol Kane, Nathan Keepers, John Kuntz, Patrick Page, Mindy Woodhead, and Henry Woronicz.