Traps

Text Caryl Churchill
Direction Lisa Peterson

March 12, 1993—April 2, 1993

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In Traps six members of a commune struggle to redefine themselves away from the urban jungle.  The clash between ideals and realities-- between moral philosophy and chicken breeding, between dazzling sunsets and dirty bath water-- threatens the community’s harmony.  Innovative in form and unique in style, Traps foreshadows such Churchill plays as Mad Forest and Cloud 9.

Scenic Design Derek McLane
Costume Design Gabriel Berry
Lighting Design Christopher Akerlind
Sound Design Jon Gromada
Light Direction David Leong
Dialect Coach Elizabeth Smith
Casting Direction Wendy Ettinger
Production Manager George Xenos
Stage Manager Thom Widmann

with David Alford, John Curless, Tim Hopper, Melinda Mullins, J. Smith-Cameron, Robert Stanton

Owners

Text Caryl Churchill
Direction Mark-Wing Davey

March 5, 1993—April 3, 1993

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Owners is a nightmarish ride through Britain’s contemporary social landscape.  Crying babies and eviction notices become cannon fodder in this war of domination between the owners and the owned.  the weapons: real estate, romantic obsession, and slapstick suicide.  By upsetting gender expectations and exploiting the tensions between patriarchal aggression and Zen-like acceptance, Churchill creates an incendiary vision of modern London’s family values.

Scenic Design Derek McLane
Costume Design Gabriel Berry
Lighting Design Christopher Akerlind
Sound Design Jon Gromada
Light Direction David Leong
Dialect Coach Elizabeth Smith
Casting Direction Wendy Ettinger
Production Manager George Xenos
Stage Manager Thom Widmann

with John Curless, Lynn Hawley, Tim Hopper, Melinda Mullins, Irma St. Paule, J. Smith-Cameron, Robert Stanton

C. Colombo, Inc.

Text and Performance Leo Bassi
Direction Christopher Grabowski

October 14, 1992—November 8, 1992

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The play, C. Comolbo, Inc. centers around the character of Leo Bassi, an Italian-American businessman who is building a gigantic monument to his hero, Christopher Colombus.

Television Interviewer Edwin Newman
Native American Consultant Steve Elm
Scenic, Costume, and Lighting Design Anita Stewart
Sound Design Mark Bennett
Stage Manager Liz Small
Production Manager George Xenos