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2014-2015 Season



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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde



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CAST & DESIGNER BIOS

John Feightner (Seth Utterson) John is no stranger to horror and no stranger to Prime Stage. He has performed in ghoulish plays such as The Weird and sustenance for 12 Peers Theater and graced the New Hazlett in The Westing Game, Our Town, A Wrinkle in Time, and The Importance of Being Earnest. He's also performed with No Name Players (The Book of Liz), Bricolage (Ojo), and the Summer Company (Suddenly, Last Summer). John is a professional improvisor with Hustlebot on stage/film and at the Arcade Comedy Theater.

Anthony Gullikson (Officer, Mr. Maw, Man) Anthony is a Sophomore acting major at Point Park University. Later this month he will be a featured artist in The Thin Man Comes to Pittsburgh, a live radio event at the Omni William Penn. Halloween (Nightmare Night) is his favorite holiday and he is very excited to be able to be working on such an appropriate piece of theater for this season. For my Witchie Poo family back in Sonoma, California

Adrianne Knapp (Pauline) Adrianne Knapp is very excited to be playing Pauline in The Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. She is a junior acting major with a musical theater minor at Point Park University's Conservatory for the Performing Arts. Last spring she was in the Conservatory's production of The Playboy of the Western World.

Tonya Lynn (Mrs. Odium) Tonya provided fight choreography for The Outsiders and Romeo and Juliet. Her recent credits include Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks (Audrey/Fight Choreographer, As You Like It), Poor Yorick’s Players (Mistress Quickly, Merry Wives of Windsor), and Throughline Theatre (Receptionist/Nun, A New Death). She is co-director of Brawling Bard Theatre Company which made its debut this spring at the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival. Tonya is the Pittsburgh representative for the Society of American Fight Directors where she holds the rank of Advanced Actor-Combatant.

Andrew Miller (Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde) Andrew trained in Music and Martial Arts throughout his younger years He continued his education at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art where he gained a strong foundation in Shakespeare, as well as Restoration, Jacobean and Modern Drama. Since then he has appeared on stage and screen throughout the U.S. He has recently played Romeo with Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks and Shmuel in The Devil's Arithmetic with Prime Stage.

Katie Oxman (Diana Carew) Katie was previously seen as Jordan Baker in The Great Gatsby. She is a recent graduate of Point Park University with a degree in Musical Theatre and a member of Actors Equity. Recent credits include the CLO cabaret’s A Grand Night For Singing (Katie), the Summer Theatre of New Canaan in South Pacific (Dinah Murphy u/s Nellie Forbush), and the Pittsburgh Playhouse in Oklahoma. She can also be seen in recent episodes of TVLands Candid Camera.

John E. Reilly (Sir Danvers Carew) John is pleased to be with Prime Stage again, having previously performed in The Elephant Man.  He was last seen in Pittsburgh in Kinetic Theatre’s production of David Mamet’s Romance.  Other Pittsburgh area performances have been with Quantum, PICT, New Works, Upstairs, Little Lake, and Three Rivers Shakespeare. John has also appeared with Shakespeare Festivals in Virginia and Tennessee. A resident of Wheeling, he has performed and directed for many Upper Ohio Valley theaters.

Will Sendera (Tobias) Will and his family recently moved here from Austin, Texas where he performed in several productions with Zach Theatre in Austin including The Who's Tommy, Pinocchio, A Christmas Story, Les Misérables, Ragtime, Untitled Zombie Musical (staged reading) at University of Texas, Merrily We Roll Along at St. Edward¹s University; Bike Safety Video for the City of Austin TX.  At the Zach Performing Arts School, Will played in Seussical Jr and 50 Years of
Broadway
. Will is in 5th grade in Pittsburgh Public Schools. He takes classes at Pittsburgh CLO Academy and studied voice with Tristi Tobias/Melanie Brown.

Garrett Storm (Dr. Lanyon) Garrett is a graduate of Point Park University. This is his third show with Prime Stage, having served as assistant director and fight choreographer for The Great Gatsby and played the Chorus Leader in Antigone. He was recently seen in Oklahoma! (Curly) with McKeesport Little Theater and Dancing at Lughnasa (Gerry) with Little Lake Theatre Company. Other credits include A Musical Christmas Carol (Dick Wilkins) with the Pittsburgh CLO, We the People - the Musical (Sam) and The Next Galileo (Galileo, staged reading) with the CLO Gallery of Heroes, and The Tempest (Ferdinand) with Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks.

Designer Bios

Angela Baughman (Sound Designer) Angela's recent design credits include Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching toward the Somme and Blithe Spirit at PICT Classic Theatre, Prime Stage's productions of Devil's Arithmetic, The Importance of Being Earnest, Turn of the Screw, Walk Two Moons, The Great Gatsby, and Fahrenheit 451. Additional designs include parts of STRATA for Bricolage and City Theatre’s Youth Playwrights Festival in 2011. She is also the executive producer for The Union Edge, a progressive talk radio show that reaches listeners in 20 cities. Angela made her way to Pittsburgh after earning a degree in music production and engineering from Berklee College of Music.

Kim Brown (Costume Designer) has a BS and MFA from Ohio University. Owner of Spotlight Costumes LLC and Resident Artist for Pittsburgh Musical Theater and Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School (costume design and theatrical makeup), Kim designed the 2014 season for Throughline Theatre Company and her work has been seen locally at CLO, the Gateway Clipper, Little Lake, Mountain Playhouse, Stage 62, West Virginia Public Theatre, Bobcat Players and the Geyer Theatre. She has done extensive work in opera, high school and college productions as well as national tours and industrials. She is pleased to be working with Prime Stage for the first time and thanks those who support and work for live performance. Enjoy the show!

Adrienne Fisher (Scenic Painter) This is Adrienne’s fourth year as Scenic Charge for Prime Stage. She also works as a scenic and designer for several theaters in the Pittsburgh area. In addition she works as an actor in both theater and film with various companies.

Andrew William Huntley II (Property Master) Andrew has worked with a variety of companies in New York (Property Master: The Jew of Malta, Production Manager: Prussia: 1866); Philadelphia (Sideshow Performer: The Elephant Man) and Seattle (Director: 14/48 Festival). He was recently involved as a movement artist with the band Arcade Fire. Andrew is often found in knitting hats and scarves for the homeless, or building and designing creations out of LEGO with the Steel City LUG.  He also regularly revisits the Dream Grimoire, the interactive performance piece he premiered with his company, Theatre Sans Serif in 2012.

Karl E. Jacobson (Set Designer) is a recent graduate of Penn State where he received his MFA in set design and designed Blood at the Root a new play recently featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Theatre Festival. Karl received his BFA in scenic design and technical direction at Clarion University where he taught and served as Technical Director for Clarion's summer theatre program.  Karl was recognized for outstanding undergraduate work when he received 2 KCACTF Barbizon Awards for The Effects of Gamma Rays On Man-In-The Moon Marigolds and The Triangle Factory Fire Project, along with being the first runner up for his design of The Effects of Gamma Rays On Man-In-The Moon Marigolds at the KCACTF National, which was held at the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Festival.   He was also awarded KCACTF honorable mentions for his scenic design of Two Gentlemen of Verona -The Musical, and Lighting design for Make Sense Who May, Three Plays by Samuel Beckett.  Karl has also worked as a scenic charge with over 70 credits.

Kate Louise Marchewka (Assistant Stage Manager) has previously worked on a number of shows in both Pittsburgh and Orlando. Most recently, she worked on Everyman with Throughline Theatre where she has also stage managed The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, The Farnsworth Invention, and their New Works Showcase. She has also has been a part of A Piece of Cake and Things My Mother Taught Me with South Park Theatre, Underneath the Lintel with 12 Peers Theatre, and Ragtime, FBI Girl, and A View From The Bridge at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. She would like to thank her family and friends, near and far, for their support.

J.R. Shaw (Lighting Designer) is proudly returning to design for Prime Stage. His previous credits for Prime Stage include: 12 Angry Men, Romeo and Juliet, Sleepy Hollow, The Scarlet Letter and The Great Gatsby. He has designed for such diverse local theaters as Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater Co, Opera Theater of Pittsburgh and City Theatre. In addition to design, J.R. teaches at Act One Theater School and serves as Production Manager for both the Pittsburgh New Works Festival and 12 Peers Theater.

Caitlin Skaff (Production Stage Manager) Caitlin is thrilled to be returning for her second full season with Prime Stage after stage managing all three productions last year.  In addition to the main stage, she also stage manages for the Teen Dating Awareness Program that tours to local high schools.  Caitlin has worked as a stage manager in Pittsburgh for the last four years on more than twenty productions with a number of companies, including City Theatre, Pittsburgh Playwrights, Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh, South Park Theatre, Stage 62, and the Theatre Factory.  She is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to help bring literature to life and for the support of her family and friends.  Be sure to check out the next production, Animal Farm, in March!   

The Hazlett Theater Performing Arts Center where Prime Stage performs is accessible for people with disabilities.  For information on seating and/or to request an ASL signed student matinee performance, please email Prime Stage at cbrinda@primestage.com