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Witness Uganda

  • FEBRUARY 4, 2014 - MARCH 16, 2014

  • Loeb Drama Center

  • Run Time: 2 hours with one intermission with a 20-minute post-show discussion.

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When Griffin, a young man from New York City, volunteers for a project in Uganda, he finds himself on a journey that will change his life forever. Inspired by a true story, this rousing new musical, staged by Tony Award-winning director and A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus, exposes the challenges confronted by American aid workers and the complex realities of trying to change the world.


Join Matt Gould, Griffin Matthews, and members of the cast for “Act III,” a twenty-minute post-show discussion that will be held after each performance.

On select dates, cast members will be joined by the following experts and scholars, who will reflect on the themes of the show and discuss their own research and work.

Click here to learn more and see the select dates.

Need to know

Recommended for grades 6 and up.

This new musical is based on the true story of one of its creators.  It contains mild profanity and some intense dramatic moments.

The production uses haze and strobe like lighting. 

Witness Uganda Music

I’d Cross the Blue

 

Kyussa

 

Njakuangula

 

Put it all on the line

 

Notable dates

Audio Described Dates:

March 5, 7:30PM*
March 8, 2:00PM*

*Touch tour 1 hour prior

ASL Dates:

March 4, 7:30PM
March 9, 2:00PM

ACT III

Join Matt Gould, Griffin Matthews, and members of the cast for “Act III,” a twenty-minute post-show discussion that will be held after each performance.

On select dates, cast members will be joined by the following experts and scholars, who will reflect on the themes of the show and discuss their own research and work.

Click here to learn more and see the select dates.

Winner of a 2014 Richard Rodgers Production Award, administered by the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Winner of a 2012 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater

2014 Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award Recipient

Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Chair, Hunt Alternatives Fund

NEA/ArtWorks

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Credits

Creative team

by

Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews

Directed by

Diane Paulus

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Directed by

Diane Paulus

Diane Paulus is the Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, and was selected for the 2014 TIME 100, TIME Magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Paulus is the 2013 recipient of the Tony Award for Best Director of a Musical (Pippin). A.R.T.: ExtraOrdinary, Jagged Little Pill, The White Card, Eve Ensler’s In the Body of the WorldWaitress (currently on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, the West End at the Adelphi Theatre, and US National Tour), Crossing (a new American opera with music and libretto by Matt Aucoin), Finding Neverland (currently on US National Tour), Witness Uganda, Pippin (Tony Award, Best Revival and Best Director), The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Tony Award, Best Revival, NAACP Award, Best Direction), Prometheus Bound, Death and the Powers: The Robots’ Opera, Best of Both Worlds, Johnny Baseball, The Donkey Show. Her other recent work includes Gloria: A Life at the Daryl Roth Theatre, Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna, currently on tour in the US, Invisible Thread at Second Stage, and The Public Theater’s Tony Award-winning revival of HAIR on Broadway and London’s West End. As an opera director, her credits include The Magic Flute, the complete Monteverdi cycle, and the trio of Mozart-Da Ponte operas, among others. Diane is Professor of the Practice of Theater in Harvard University’s English Department. She was selected as one of Variety’s “Trailblazing Women in Entertainment for 2014” and Boston Magazine’s “50 Thought Leaders of 2014.”

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Choreography

Darrell Grand Moultrie

Choreography

Darrell Grand Moultrie

A.R.T.: Debut. Staged and created work for companies including: The Juilliard School, Ailey 2, Atlanta Ballet, BalletMet Columbus, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, The Holland Dance Festival, Smuin Ballet. Recent: Beyonce’s “Mrs. Carter Show,” collaboration with tap legend Savion Glover on a new dance project. Broadway credits: Aida, Hairspray, Billy Elliot (original cast). Awards: Princess Grace Award.

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Set Design

Tom Pye

Set Design

Tom Pye

A.R.T.: Witness Uganda. Broadway/ West End: The Testament of Mary (Fiona Shaw); All My Sons (John Lithgow & Dianne Wiest); Top Girls, MTC; Cyrano de Bergerac (Kevin Kline); The Glass Menagerie (Jessica Lange); Fiddler on the Roof (Tony nomination); Medea (Fiona Shaw); Sinatra. Other design credits: The Death of Klinghoffer, Eugene Onegin, Met Opera; Così fan tutte, Met Opera/ENO; Thebans, ENO; High Society, Old Vic; John Gabriel Borkman, BAM; The Low Road, NSFW, Royal Court; Miss Fortune, Bregenz, Royal Opera; Death in Venice, La Scala (Premio Franco Abbiati della Critica Musicale Italiana); The Cunning Little Vixen, Glyndebourne.

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Costume Design

ESosa

Costume Design

ESosa

A.R.T.: ExtraOrdinary, The White Card, Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3), O.P.C., Witness Uganda, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Best of Both Worlds. Broadway: Motown, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Tony nomination), Topdog/Underdog. Off-Broadway: Water by the Spoonful; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (Lucille Lortel and NAACP Theater Awards), 2econd Stage; The Capeman, Juan and John, Romeo and Juliet, Public Theater; The Misanthrope, All That I Will Ever Be, NYTW. Regional: Othello, Guthrie Theater; Ruined, Señor Discretion Himself (Helen Hayes Award nominee), Arena Stage; Twist, Alliance; Once on This Island, Center Stage.

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Lighting Design

Maruti Evans

Lighting Design

Maruti Evans

A.R.T.: Alice vs. Wonderland, Mouth Wide Open. A.R.T. Institute: Hansel and Gretel. Work includes: Else Where, Leiderabend, BAM; Master and Margarita, Bard Summer Scape; An Oresteia, Classic Stage; Crowns, Goodman Theatre; Sweeney Todd, Virginia Opera. Maruti has received the Drama Desk Sam Norkin Award 2013 for Tiny Dynamite and Pilo Family Circus and Drama Desk nominations for: In the Heat of the Night, Slaughterhouse 5, and Blindness.

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Sound Design

Jonathan Deans

Sound Design

Jonathan Deans

A.R.T.: ExtraOrdinary, Jagged Little Pill, Waitress, Finding Neverland, Witness Uganda, The Heart of Robin Hood. Past non-A.R.T. work includes: The Tempest, War of the Worlds, Corteo Arena, LOVE (Refresh), Red Velvet, Kiss Me, Kate (Tony nomination), A Second an Chance, Carrie (Drama Desk nomination), Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Spiderman, La Cage aux Folles (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), Young Frankenstein, The Pirate Queen, Lestat, Taboo, Follies, Seussical, The Music Man, Fosse, Parade, Candide, Ragtime. His work with Cirque du Soleil ncludes: Michael Jackson ONE, LOVE, KA, Believe, Zumanity, O, Mystère, La Nouba, OVO, Corteo, Kooza, Saltimbanco, Viva Elvis. Jonathan also consults, developing future products for live theater.

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Projection Design

Peter Nigrini

Projection Design

Peter Nigrini

A.R.T.: Witness Uganda. Broadway: A Doll’s House, Part 2; Amélie; Dear Evan Hansen; An Act of God; The Heidi Chronicles; The Best Man; Fela!; 9 to 5. Other theater: Grounded, Here Lies Love, Public Theater; Wakey, Wakey, Signature; The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, 2econd Stage; Notes from Underground, Yale Rep; The Grace Jones Hurricane Tour, Rent, New World Stages; Real Enemies, BAM Next Wave Festival; Blind Date, Bill T. Jones; No Dice, Life & Times (Burgtheater, Vienna), Nature Theater of Oklahoma. Upcoming: Lucia di Lammermoor, Santa Fe Opera; The SpongeBob Musical, Broadway 2017/18.

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Music Director

Remy Kurs

Music Director

Remy Kurs

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway and national tour: The Book of Mormon. Other credits include: Iron Curtain, The Hidden Sky and more with Prospect Theater Co. in NY; Village Theater in WA; NYMF; and the NY and Edinburgh Fringe.

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Associate Director

Shira Milikowsky

Associate Director

Shira Milikowsky

A.R.T.: The Lily’s Revenge (Director), The Wedding Band (reading, Co-Directed with Hilton Als), Witness Uganda (Associate Director), Johnny Baseball (Associate Director), Britannicus (Assistant Director). A.R.T. Institute: Twelfth Night: Or What You Will, BOB: A Life in Five Acts. Broadway: HAIR (Assistant Director). Regional: She Kills Monsters, Company One; Big Money, Williamstown Theatre Festival. New York projects include: I Hope I Die of Heart Disease! I’d Like To See You Manage Then!, Mabou Mines RAP; Cookie Crumble (by Elizabeth Meriwether); Mourn The Living Hector (Winner of a Fringe Excellence Award), NewYork Fringe; and multiple projects at Ars Nova (Director-in-Residence, 2008). Drama League Directing Fellow. M.F.A. in Directing, Columbia; B.A. in Theater Studies, Yale.

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Casting

Stephen Kopel, CSA

A.R.T.: We Live in Cairo; Jagged Little Pill; The White Card; Trans Scripts, Part 1: The Women; Witness Uganda; O.P.C.; The Glass Menagerie; Once; Ajax; The Blue Flower; Johnny Baseball; Best of Both Worlds. Casting director for Roundabout Theatre Company. Broadway: Moulin Rouge, Kiss Me Kate, The Play That Goes Wrong, Beautiful: the Carole King Musical, Sunday in the Park with George, Amélie, Violet, Winslow Boy, The Glass Menagerie, Mystery of Edwin Drood, Harvey, Don’t Dress for Dinner, Once, Road to Mecca, On A Clear Day…, Anything Goes, Brief Encounter, Scottsboro Boys, Sondheim On Sondheim, Hedda Gabler.

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Production Stage Manager

Carolyn Boyd

Production Stage Manager

Carolyn Boyd

A.R.T.: Sleep No More, Let Me Down Easy. New York: Sleep No More, productions with Lincoln Center, Atlantic Theater Company. International: Death and the Powers: The Robots’ Opera. Regional: Huntington Theatre Company, Boston Ballet, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Hangar Theater. B.F.A. in Stage Management from Boston University College of Fine Arts.

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Cast (in order of speaking)

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Griffin

Griffin Matthews

A.R.T.: Debut. Griffin Matthews graduated with a B.F.A. in musical theater from Carnegie Mellon University, in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. He is a writer, director, actor, and philanthropist splitting his time between New York and Los Angeles. Griffin co-wrote and directed numerous staged readings of Witness Uganda (Richard Rodgers Award, Harold Adamson Award, and Dean Kay Award) and directed several readings of the new musical Lempicka for Yale Rep and New Dramatists. As a writer, Griffin has been commissioned by Center Theatre Group to write a new musical (The Family Project) about the ever-changing face of the American family. Acting credits include Off-Broadway: Best of Both Worlds. New York/Regional: 1776, Paper Mill Playhouse; Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope, Ford’s Theatre; Once On This Island, Round House Theatre. Television: “Happy Valley” (NBC Pilot), “The Carrie Diaries,” “The Mentalist,” “Suburgatory,” “Weeds,” “90210,” “Law and Order: LA,” “Cashmere Mafia,” “Numb3rs.” He founded UgandaProject in 2005. @witnessuganda

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Jacob

Michael Luwoye

A.R.T.: Debut. Theater: Once On This Island, Hairspray, Guys and Dolls, Flat Rock Playhouse; Hair, Big River, Show Boat, City of Angels, Chicago, Othello, Saint Joan, Moby Dick, Side Man, University of Alabama. B.A. from University of Alabama.

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Joy

Adeola Role

A.R.T.: The Lily’s Revenge (Susan Stewart). A.R.T. Institute: The Boston Abolitionists Project, The Flu Season, The Imaginary Invalid. Regional: Torture Garden (Clara), Pearls of Shanghai: A Cockettes Revival (Wobblin’ Robin Sister), Thrillpeddlers Hypnodrome Theater. Film: Interface (Claire). M.F.A. from the A.R.T./MXAT Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University and B.F.A. University of California, Berkeley. Love to my mother and sister.

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Ryan

Emma Hunton

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Spring Awakening. Off-Broadway: Rent, New World Stages. National Tours: Next to Normal, Les Misérables. Regional: Distracted, Mark Taper Forum. Readings: Dogfight. TV/Film: “Sonny With A Chance,” “Angel,” “The Drew Carey Show,” “Taken,” “Judging Amy,” Happy Endings. Thanks to mom, everyone at A.R.T., and my Witness Uganda family. @EmmaHunton

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Eden

Nicolette Robinson

A.R.T.: Debut. Theater: Once On This Island, Reprise Theater Company. Workshops: Brooklynite, NYSAF; Lempicka, Yale Repertory Theater, New Dramatists; Post Office, Kirk Douglas Theater. TV: “The Affair,” “Hart of Dixie,” “Unforgettable,” “Perfect Couples,” “Cold Case.” Princess Grace Award-winner for Theater and a graduate of UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, & Television. Thank you Randi, Jim, and Stephen! Love to Griffin, Gould, Robinson-Odom bunch, and most of all: my Les. @Nicolettekloe

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Grace

Kristolyn Lloyd

A.R.T.: Debut. Theater: Heathers: The Musical, Hudson Theatre; Hairspray, Rent, Hollywood Bowl; The Convert, Post Office, Venice, Kirk Douglas Theatre; Once On This Island, Reprise; Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, Hello Again, Carnegie Mellon University. TV/Film: “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Lie to Me,” “ER,” 40, The Routes of Wild Flowers. B.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University. Love to Mommy and Daddy. Thanks to Stone Manners Salners, Trademark, and AEA.

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Ibrahim

Jamar Williams

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Ibrahim

Jamar Williams

A.R.T.: Debut. New York: The Broken Window Theory (dir. Michelle Shay). Regional: Hairspray (Seaweed), The Piano Lesson (Lymon), Summer Rep Theatre of Santa Rosa; The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Much Ado About Nothing, A Soldiers Play, North Carolina School of the Arts. Tours: Theatre Works USA. Workshops/Readings: Witness Uganda, A.R.T.; Choir Boys, Manhattan Theatre Club; West Village Swing (screen play by. Vincent Mignatti). Television: 40th anniversary “Oklahoma” (dir. Terrance Mann), “Much Ado About Nothing” (Emmy nominated). University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Thanks to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Mom and Dad, my NYC fam, Mickey, Matt & Griff, Nicolosi & Co, and Stephen Kopel. University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

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Ronny

Tyrone Davis, Jr.

A.R.T.: Debut. National Tours: Shrek the Musical (1st National Tour), The Mystery of King Tut. Off-Broadway: Archbishop Supreme Tartuffe, King Lear, Classical Theatre of Harlem. New York: The Loves of Mr. Lincoln, GayfestNYC; Coriolanus, The Rape of the Lock, Judith Shakespeare Company; Life on the Mississippi, WorkShop Theater Company. Regional: Amazing Grace, Goodspeed Musicals; A Civil War Christmas, Baltimore Centerstage; Ain’t Misbehavin’ (dir. André DeShields), Crossroads Theatre Company; Pure Confidence, Vineyard Playhouse; Angels in America, Colony Theater. New World School of the Arts.

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Ensemble

Melody A. Betts

Melody Betts

Ensemble

Melody A. Betts

A.R.T.: ExtraOrdinaryWitness Uganda. National Tour: The Sound of Music. Off-Broadway: Invisible Thread. Regional: Comedy of Errors, Chicago Shakespeare Theater; The Nativity, Goodman Theater; Once on This Island, The Drowsy Chaperone, Nunsense, Cinderella, Marriott Theatre; Ragtime, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Seussical, The Boys from Syracuse, Drury Lane Oakbrook. TV: “Chicago Code,” “Chicago PD,” “Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE.”

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Ensemble

Rodrick Covington

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: The Lion King (Banzai). South African Tour: The Brothers Size. National Tour: Fosse. Off-Broadway: Central Avenue Breakdown. Regional: Miss Saigon, NSMT; Pal Joey, Arkansas Rep; Venice, Kirk Douglas Theatre; The Brother/Sister Trilogy (Jeff Award Best Actor nomination), Steppenwolf; In the Red and Brown Water, Alliance Theatre. TV/Film: “Mask of the Ninja,” “Law and Order,” Dave Chappelle’s Show,” Three Verses, Memory of Running, The Warriors, Five To Life. Hebrews 10:36

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Ensemble

Kevin Curtis

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Ensemble

Kevin Curtis

A.R.T.: Debut. National Tour: A Chorus Line. Off-Broadway: Street Lights, Twilight in Manchego, Maccabeat!, NYMF; Daniella Uses Dirty Words, Abingdon Theatre Company. Regional: A Chorus Line, TUTS Houston; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Fulton Theatre; A Chorus Line, Hairspray, The Student Prince, Pittsburgh CLO; Hairspray, High School Musical, North Shore Music Theatre; Peter Pan, Alabama Shakespeare Festival. TV/Film: Take Care, Newlyweeds, “Live from Lincoln Center: Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch.” AMDA NY; Baltimore School for the Arts. @KevinTCurtis

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Ensemble

LaTrisa Harper

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Ensemble

LaTrisa Harper

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: The Color Purple, The Lion King. National Tours: The Color Purple. Regional: The Wiz, Center Stage; Eubie, Towson Town Theatre; The Pajama Game, Little Theatre on the Corner; On Strivers Row (Cobina). Workshops: Beehive on Broadway with Debbie Allen. Was a member of Ailey II. B.F.A. Towson State University. Proud AEA member.

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Ensemble

Aisha Jackson

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Ensemble

Aisha Jackson

A.R.T.: Debut. Regional: Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities; U Don’t Know Me (workshop), Tyler Perry Studios; Tintypes, Chicago, Little Theatre of the Rockies; Waiting Room, Ragtime, Anything Goes, Legally Blonde, Guys and Dolls, Ruthless, University of Northern Colorado. TV: “The Kandi Factory.” B.A. in Musical Theatre from the University of Northern Colorado. Thanks to God, my family, and friends for all the love and support. Luke 1:37

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Ensemble

Jamard Richardson

A.R.T.: Debut. Regional: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Judah), Stagger Lee (Staged Reading), Dallas Theater Center; Tarzan (Terk), Xanadu (Terpsicore), A Chorus Line, Hairspray, Big River, Ragtime, Oliver!, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma; Godspell (Judas), City Repertory Theatre, OK; Rent (Collins), Something Wicked This Way Comes (Mr. Dark), Seussical, University of Oklahoma. Musical Theatre B.F.A. from the University of Oklahoma. Much love to The Mine, Ou13, Mom, Dad and Morgynne for their friendship and support. BOOMER!

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Band

Conductor/Keyboard 1

Matt Gould

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Conductor/Keyboard 1

Matt Gould

A.R.T.: Debut. Matt Gould is working on new musical commissions for Yale Rep (Lempicka), Center Theatre Group (The Family Project), and the Japanese nonprofit, Ashinaga (A Cantata) with Tony Award-winning director, John Caird. Matt’s additional credits include Twilight in Manchego, the Jonathan Larson Award-winning musical directed by Tony Award-winner Billy Porter; writing and directing Free Style for LA’s Reprise Theatre Company; and translating, adapting and directing Romeo and Juliet in Pulaar in Mauritania, West Africa. He has also composed and arranged music for Grammy winner Desmond Child, Terrence McNally, Vanessa Williams, and for Playwrights Horizons, Denison University, and Boston University. Matt is the winner of the Richard Rodgers Award and ASCAP’s Dean Kay and Harold Adamson Awards. His music has been performed at venues around the world including Jazz at Lincoln Center, Summit Series, TEDx Wall Street, and at Highland Oaks Elementary School where he lived his dream as a music teacher for seven years. Matt holds a degree in acting from Boston University’s College of Fine Arts and dedicates this show “to all my students here and abroad who continue to teach me so much.” Matt is the co-director of UgandaProject. www.witnessuganda.com

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Keyboard 2

Brian Li

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Keyboard 2

Brian Li

A.R.T.: Debut. Keyboard programming work: The Lion King, Gazelle Tour; Aladdin, Broadway; Shrek, MUNY. Candidate for B.S. in Music Industry from Northeastern University.

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Viola

Andrew Griffin

A.R.T.: Debut. Copyist: Blue Dress (film score, winner of Buffalo Niagara Film Festival for best short film), commissioned string arrangements for Skillet and Papa Roach. Viola for: Alkali Ensemble (Artistic Director), Performances with Houston Symphony Orchestra, New York String Orchestra Seminar. Semi-finalist 2012 Washington International Strings Competition. Master of Music from Rice University: Shepherd School of Music, Bachelor of Music from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Drummer

Nathan V. Terry

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Drummer

Nathan V. Terry

A.R.T.: Debut. Drummer: Goodbye Picasso, Instrument Thieves, Ms. Nina. Volunteer Percussion Teacher: UpBeat NYC, after school music education program (upbeatnyc.org). Bachelor of Music Composition, University of the Arts, Philadelphia.

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Guitar

Charlie Chronopoulos

A.R.T.: Prometheus Bound. Charlie Chronopoulos is an independent songwriter, and freelance musician. He has worked in the studio and on stage with several Grammy-winning talents including multiplatinum recording artist Serj Tankian of System of a Down. Writing under his middle name, Charlie Christos, he has released two full length albums, and had a single in the top 200 national radio charts in 2010.

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Bass

Jonny Morrow

A.R.T. Debut. Performances with theater artists Billy Porter, Shoshana Bean, Megan Hilty, Eden Espinosa, Ty Taylor, Matt Cusson, Valarie Pettiord, Rogelio Douglas Jr., Lucy Arnaz, Lillias White, Wayne Brady, and Tracie Thoms. Jonny is the Musical Director/Bassist for Taylor Dayne and was Bassist for For The Record, A critically acclaimed theater experience in Los Angeles 2008-2012. Currently performing/Touring with Star Search “Grand Champion” Jake Simpson, Country artist Michael Austin from NBC’s “The Voice” and Latin Pop superstar Ana Barbara. Bachelor in Music Production and Engineering, Berklee College Of Music. Currently Residing in Los Angeles.

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Percussion

Senfuab Stoney

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Percussion

Senfuab Stoney

A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: A Free Man Of Color (dir. George C. Wolfe, starring Jeffery Wright and Mos Def). Off-Broadway: RIO (featured percusionist). Senfuab has worked with Diddy, Wycleff, Shakira, Mos Def, KRS 1, Erykah Badu, The Roots, and Ankrah. He has appeared on national television on the VH1 “Hip Hop Honors Awards,” “Model City,” and on MTV’s “Making the Band 4.” He has played with groups such as Indoda Ensha, a percussion group for which he created drum arrangements; Forces of Nature; Ile Aiye; Silvana Magda at S.O.B.’s; Heritage; Asasseya; Carlinhos Brown; Timbalada. Senfuab has also taught and performed with Alvin Ailey. In addition to performing throughout the United States, he has also toured and entertained audiences in London, West Africa, Brazil, Mexico, and Amsterdam.

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Additional staff

Assistant Stage Manager

Stephanie M. Holmes

Assistant Stage Manager

Stephanie M. Holmes

A.R.T.: O.P.C. (Asst. Stage Manager), Witness Uganda (Asst. Stage Manager), The Wedding Band (Staged Reading, Stage Manager). Broadway: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Production Asst./Sub. ASM), Off-Broadway: One Night Only (Stage Manager), American Theatre of Actors. Regional: Welcome to Jesus (Stage Manager), Hartford Stage; Dreamgirls (Asst. Stage Manager), Ivoryton Playhouse; The Dining Room, Westport Country Playhouse. 2011/12 Season Production Assistant, Two River Theater Company. Stage Management B.F.A. from Syracuse University.

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Assistant Director

Mia Walker

Assistant Director

Mia Walker

A.R.T.: Finding NeverlandWitness Uganda, Pippin, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Prometheus Bound, Johnny Baseball. Broadway: Finding NeverlandPippin, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. National Tour: PippinThe Gershwins' Porgy and Bess. Graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, B.A. in Visual and Environmental Studies (Film Production). Mia has been assisting for Diane Paulus since graduating in 2010. Mia was also a Resident Director at The Flea Theater in NYC, where she directed new works by Trista Baldwin and Israel Horovitz. Other credits include: Ensemble Studio Theater, The Berkshire Theatre Festival, American Conservatory Theater, NYU Tisch, and Vassar Powerhouse.

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Assistant Choreographer

Amy Hall Garner

Assistant Choreographer

Amy Hall Garner

A.R.T.: Debut. Created work for: Ailey II, The Joffrey Ballet (trainees), The Juilliard School (summer intensive), Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, The Ailey School, “Law & Order: Trial by Jury,” Kidz Bop Live!, The Ohmies, and recently coached Grammy Award winner Beyoncé for “The Mrs. Carter Show” World Tour. Broadway/National Tour credits: Fosse, Contact, Thou Shalt Not, Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life, and Disney’s The Little Mermaid. B.F.A. from the Juilliard School.

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Producing Associate

Jared Fine

Wig and Hair Design

Leah Loukas

Associate Costume Design

Dede Ayite

Assistant Lighting Design

Tsubasa Kamei

Associate Projection Designer

David Bengali

Video Supervisor

Derek Wiles

Synth Programming Assistant

Brian Li

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Synth Programming Assistant

Brian Li

A.R.T.: Debut. Keyboard programming work: The Lion King, Gazelle Tour; Aladdin, Broadway; Shrek, MUNY. Candidate for B.S. in Music Industry from Northeastern University.

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Dramaturgy

Ryan McKittrick, Ashley Melone,Marissa L. Friedman, Christian Ronald

Dialect Coach

Charlotte Fleck

Assistant Vocal Coach

Ashleigh Reade

Copyist

Andrew Griffin

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Copyist

Andrew Griffin

A.R.T.: Debut. Copyist: Blue Dress (film score, winner of Buffalo Niagara Film Festival for best short film), commissioned string arrangements for Skillet and Papa Roach. Viola for: Alkali Ensemble (Artistic Director), Performances with Houston Symphony Orchestra, New York String Orchestra Seminar. Semi-finalist 2012 Washington International Strings Competition. Master of Music from Rice University: Shepherd School of Music, Bachelor of Music from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Music Assistant

Luke Anderson

Music Intern

Khiyon Hursey

Producing Assistants

Allison Grant, Courtney Ziegler

Assistant to Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews

Greg Nobile

Additional Orchestrations and Vocal Arrangements
Andrew Griffin, Remy Kurs, Nathan Terry
Electronic Music Design
Jeff Marder
Dance Captain
LaTrisa Harper*

UNDERSTUDIES
Understudies never substitute for listed players unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the performance.
For Griffin: TYRONE DAVIS, JR.*; for Griffin and Ensemble: TYRICK WILTEZ JONES*; for Joy and Ensemble: MARTHA BOLES; for Jacob: RODRICK COVINGTON*; for Ryan: LAUREN DOUCETTE; for Grace and Eden: AISHA JACKSON*; for Ronny and Ibrahim: KEVIN CURTIS*

WITNESS UGANDA INTERNSHIP PROGRAM – HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Producing: Mark Mauriello ‘15
Playwriting: Brenna McDuffie ‘15 ^
Directing: Lily Glimcher ‘14
Directing: Susanna Wolk ‘14
Music: Madeline Smith ‘14
Choreography: Megan Murdock ‘14 ^
Stage Management: Jumai Yusuf ‘16
Stage Management: Kyra Atekwana ‘14
Marketing Selena: Kim ‘15 ^

(^) Spring 2014 Harvard Arts and Museums Fellow, funded with support from the Office of Career Services

Originally developed at Vineyard Arts Project, co-produced by Brooke Hardman and Ashley Melone

Rehearsed at the New 42nd Street Studios and the Loeb Drama Center

SPECIAL THANKS

Susan Abbott; ASCAP; Ildiko Sragli and Barry Appelman; Hasan Askari; The Bishop Family; Clint Bond; Katie Boeck; Jane Bolster and the Richard Rodgers committee; Anne Marie Bookwalter; Dillon Bustin; Rev. Christine Nakyeyune Busuulwa; John Buzzetti; Keith Caggiano; Vanessa Coakley; Susan Cook; Brett Cramp; Virginia Dajani; Laurie DeMarco; Robin Lafoley and Mitchell Dong; Michael Eder; Deb Fowler; Molly Gachignard; Maria Giarrizzo; Erica Glenn; The Gould Family; The Griffin Family; David Hempton; Tim Sanford, Kent Nicholson and all at Playwrights Horizons; Brenna St. George Jones; Edward Jones; Dean Kay; Annie Kee; Kathryn Kozlark; Joan Lader; Timothy Lappin; Timothy Longman; Mary MacLeod; Sam Martinborough; Timothy McCarthy; Kevin McCollum; Lucas McMahon; Ashley Melone; Brittany Melone; Cameron Mizell; Andrea Moore; Anne Muyanga; Greg Nobile; Leslie Odom, Jr.; The Paris Family; Julia Putnam; Juanita Rodrigues; Michael Rose; Amy Rosenblum; Jimmy Ryan; Kyle Scatliffe; Stephen Schwartz; Molly Shoemaker; Amy Slaughter; Shannan Smith; Abigail Spencer; Summit Series; Michael Taglieri; Maura Tighe; Nondumiso Tembe; Wilson Torres; the students of UgandaProject; Zurin Villanueva; Jonathan L. Walton; Lyle Warner; Elissa Weinzimmer; Elizabeth Woodbury; Jeanne Smith and Pam Young
Digico; d&b audiotechnik; Meyer Sound; Sound Associates