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2012/13 SEASON

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BECKETT SHORTSBeckett

Director Shelley Butler
Assistant Director Rachel Charlee Hoffman
Stage Manager Sheree V. Campbell
Assistant Stage Manager Christina Hatsis
Costume Design Brenna McShane

Lighting Design

Michael Gugliotti

CAST

Quad(Music)
Emily Crowe
Steve Makropolous
Anna Beyer
Sarah Taylor
 
Quad (Walking)
Mike O'Toole
Joshua Cahn
Linda Liebman
 
Come and Go
Shelby Wellington (Flo)
Sarah Golden (Ru)
Anna Beyer (Vi)
 
What Where
Joshua Cahn (Bam)
Sara Golden (Bem)
Anna Beyer (Bom)
Mike O'Toole (Voice of Bam)
 
Rough for Theatre II
Sarah Taylor (B)
Steve M.  (A)
Joshua Cahn (Man in Window)
 
Catastrophe
Mike O'Toole (Dir)
Linda Liebman (Asst)
Josh Cahn (Luke)
Anna Beyer (Protagonist)


Beckett's revolution of dramatic form changed the face of theatre, transforming the idea of action as characters confront the meaninglessness of existence. The Post Theatre Company continues to see how far the theatre can take us in understanding the human condition.

Little Theatre Mainstage 
October 5-6 & 11-14, 2012
All shows 7:30 p.m. except a 3p.m. matinee on 10/14 and an additional 2 p.m.

NEW YORK NEW YORK: CABARET REINVENTEDCabaret

An original piece devised by the ensemble.

Director David Hugo
Assistant Director Cody Jordan
Choreographer Adam Newborn
Stage Manager Chris Balbi
Assistant Stage Manager Jacy McDonough
Costume Design Jennifer Rice
Lighting Design Chris Catalano

CAST

Ali Rose Harton
Amanda Dupuy
Chris Sanfilippo
Jamie Boswell
Laura Natoli
Meghan Miles
Meghan Ross
Rosalind Cavallaro
Emily Tafur
Vanessa Rosas

Post Theatre Company once again breathes new life into the world of cabaret by producing an original cabaret piece grounded in the PTC’s signature physical approach to theater. Students will use this physical training to revolutionize the traditional idea of cabaret, and present a night of innovation and entertainment.

Little Theatre Mainstage
November 9-10 & 15-18, 2012 All shows 7:30 p.m. except a 3p.m. matinee on 11/18 and an additional 2 p.m. matinee on 11/16

THE STRAY DOG TALES: A LABORATORY EXPERIMENT IN ONE ACTStray Dogs

Director Rick DesRochers
Stage Manager Kaitlyn Miller

CAST

Anais Martinez
Ashley Reichert
Christina Hatsis
Greg Cioffi
Kayla Wade
Nick Imperato
Sheree V. Campbell
Tracy McClendon

Inspired by Alexander Blok’s play The Fairground Booth.   In 1905 St. Petersburg a revolution in theatre was in the works, spearheaded by playwright Alexander Blok and visionary director Vsevolod Meyerhold, who conceived a play that would reflect the sights, sounds, and excitement of a fairground. Professor Rick DesRochers and PTC actors collaborate to reinvent this landmark theatrical extravaganza—an environmental theatre experience as seen through the work of Buster Keaton, Edgar Allen Poe, and Joseph Cornell, for a twenty-first century sensibility. 

Rifle Range Theatre. 
November 30 & December 1 & 2, 2012.  All shows 7:30 p.m., except a 3 p.m. matinee on 12/2 

BUM PHILLIPSBum Philips

co-produced with Monk Parrots
Composer: Peter Stopschinski
Lyricist: Kirk Lynn

Director Luke Leonard
Associate Director Joey LePage
Musical Director Kerry Prep
Stage Manager Sheree V. Campbell
Assistant Stage Manager Christopher Balbi
Production Designer Luke Leonard

CAST

Bum Phillips Steven Makropoulos
Mom Meghan Miles
Clara Lynn Laura Kaye Chamberlain
Dad/Earl Campbell Jonathan Palmiotti
Announcers/Ensemble

Jamie Boswell
Amanda Dupuy
Ali Rose Harton

Ensemble

Emma Barishman
Jakob Carter
Mitchell Muniz
Cody Petit
Abby Slocum

Post Theatre Company joins the producing company Monk Parrots to present the first concert reading of a new, unconventional opera written by nationally renowned playwright Kirk Lynn and Grammy winner and acclaimed composer Peter Stopschinski. Bum Phillips tells the story of O.A. “Bum” Phillips, who in 1975 became head coach of the Houston Oilers, one of the worst teams in the NFL at that time. While Phillips quickly converted the Oilers into a winning franchise revolutionizing the city of Houston’s image, this exacted a high price in his private life. How he emerges from his trials examines themes relevant to contemporary audiences, such as ethics, family, faith, and happiness.

Little Theatre Mainstage
February 8 & 9, 2013 at 8pm & February 10, 2013 at 3 pm
LaMaMa, NYC: February 23 at 3 & 4:30pm

JULIUS CAESAR Julius Ceasar
By William Shakespeare

Director Gail Winar
Assistant Director Tracy McClendon
Movement Coach Laura Natoli
Stage Manager Kaitlyn Miller
Assistant Stage Manager Rosalind Cavallaro
Costume Design Jennifer Rice
Scenic Design Bill Motyka
Lighting Design Chris Catalano
Sound Design Joshua Cahn
Projections Design Siddhartha Gupta

CAST

Julius Caesar Thomas Times
Calpurnia Eleni Broutzas
Marc Antony Virgelia Banks
Marcus Brutus Cody Jordan
Portia Anna Beyer
Lucius Miki Evans
Cassius Chris Sanfilippo
Casca Sarah Taylor
Cinna Jacy McDonough
Cimber Ashley Reichert
Cicero Charlee Hoffman
Acalia/Octavius Sarah Golden
Agrippinia Linda Liebman
Akantha Kayla Wade
Constantine Kent Johansson

PTC embraces Shakespeare’s classic of political revolution and upheaval, cross-gender casting it in a way that’s meaningful for both contemporary performers and audiences.

Little Theatre Mainstage
March 1-2 & 7-10, 2013
all shows 7:30 p.m. except a 3 p.m. matinee on 3/10 and an additional 2 p.m. matinee on 3/8

THESIS PROJECTS

ALWAYSAlways A

an original piece by Rachel Charlee Hoffman

Director Vanessa Rosas
Stage Manager Ali Rose Harton

CAST

Alison/Alcestis Taylor Cain
Adrian/Admetus Christopher Balbi
Dr. Appos/Apollo Steven Makropoulos
Atropos Catherine Cela
Clotho Maren Markussen
Lachesis Brenna McShane
Joanna James/Queen Mother Emily Tafur

Twenty-five hundred years ago the Moirae—The Fates of Greek mythology—made a mistake. When the bargain they made with the King and Queen of Thessaly goes wrong, a single soul stays on the earth past its allotted time, leaving the world out of balance. Admetus and Alcestis lived a happily ever after they were never meant to have.   Now, the Fates are back for revenge.  In Always, the past collides with the present, and explores what it means to live and to love across eternity.

Rifle Range Theatre
April 5 & 6, 2013 at 7:30 p.m., and April 7, 2013 at 3 p.m.

SIGNING OFFSigning Off

conceived and directed by Sheree V. Campbell
devised by the Ensemble

Director/Production Designer Sheree V. Campbell
Lighting Design Christopher Catalano

CAST

Ensemble

Jakob Carter
Mitchell Muniz
Kayla Wade
Shelby Wellington

A series of fun, sometimes unsettling vignettes exploring how modern technology affects communication.  E-mail…instant messaging…smart phones—is technology designed to enhance communication ultimately inhibiting our ability to communicate face-to-face?

EMPTY HOUSEEmpty House

developed and performed by Mike O’Toole

What is the role of a theatre artist?  With the rise of digital media this question has taken on a new importance for the live performer.  This work-in-process explores what it means to create theatre when the audience is elsewhere.

Rifle Range Theatre
April 12 & 13, 2013 at 7:30 pm


CONFESSIONS: THE 2013 FIRST YEAR SHOWCASEConfessions

Directed by Lauren Reinhard

Assistant Directors

Anna Beyer
Joshua Cahn

Stage Manager Sarah Taylor
Assistant Stage Manager Jennifer Szilagy
Lighting Design Chris Catalano
Costume Design Jeresa Featherstone

CAST

Opening  
  All Actors
Anything For You by Cathy Celesia  
Lynette Paige Espinosa
Gail Meghan Gratzer
Connections by Jane Martin  
Trey Douglas Robinson
Janice Mia Aguirre
On the Edge by Craig Pospisil Jacy McDonough
Gene Cameron Clay
Sammy Nancy Quintana
Misadventure by Donald Margulies
Ethan Michael Sykes
Ainsley Grace Henderson
A Funeral Home In Brooklyn by David Johnston
Man Paul Pecorella
Woman Kelsey D’Andrea
Love and Death by Kathryn Chetkovich  
James Tom Hauptner
Celia Amanda Bercze
Nine Ten by Warren Leight  
Leslie Tiffany Messing
John Jeffrey Tierney
Kearrie Sara Erkleiv
Lyris Rebekka Sjkaeveland
Nick Ralph Delissaint
In A Manner of Speaking by Robin Rothstein  
Gerry Annemarie Levakis
Kat Emma Barishman
It’s Not You by Craig Pospisil  
Amber Anna Betteridge
Natalie Jenny Rubin
John Ricky Quintana
Terry Kristen Camos
Closing  
Additional Ensemble Jakob Carter
  Laura Kaye Chamberlain
  Mitchell Muniz
  Cody Petit
  Abby Slocum

The first year students transition from the world of the studio to the world of the stage in this series of short, new works. Meet the next generation of the PTC in their first performance.

Little Theatre Mainstage
April 19-21, 2013
all shows 7:30pm, except Sunday at 3pm