Buyer & Cellar
By Jonathan Tolins
July 14 – August 12, 2018
Cast & Design Team
Brandon Weinbrenner (Director) Main Street Theater: Native Gardens; Alley Theatre, Artistic Associate: (Director) Venus in Fur; Roan @ The Gates, (Assistant Director) numerous productions including Cleo, Dry Powder, Hand to God, Born Yesterday, The Nether, All the Way, One Man, Two Guvnors, All My Sons, Other Desert Cities, The Elephant Man, A Few Good Men; The Landing Theatre Company: Fool for Love; 4th Wall Theatre Company: Stage Kiss. Past theatrical credits include serving as the Bret C. Harte Directing Fellow at Berkeley Rep, producing the 2013 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival in Dallas, and acting in productions at the Guthrie Theater, The Children’s Theatre Co., Illusion Theater, Water Tower Theatre, and Undermain Theatre. Education: B.F.A., University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater, Acting Training Program. Mr. Weinbrenner will be directing The Humans next season at the Alley Theatre.
Doug Atkins* (Alex More) Main Street Theater: Debut; Regionally: Stage West Theatre: Buyer & Cellar; Walnut Street Theatre: Grease; Theatre Three: Tigers Be Still; Bayou City Concert Musicals: Promises, Promises; TheatreWorks Colorado: Psycho Beach Party; People’s Light & Theatre: Cinderella: A Musical Panto; Montgomery Theater: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; The Ritz Theatre: Godspell, Young Frankenstein, Candlelight Theatre: Bye Bye Birdie, The Producers. Film/TV: Playing God (with Alan Tudyk & Michael McKean), The Bech (Amazon Prime), Ashes, TIED (Short). Proud member Actor’s Equity.
Janel S. Badrina (Sound Design) Main Street Theater: over 10 seasons including Enemies, Native Gardens, Into The Woods, Close Up Space, Dog Act, Heidi Chronicles, Driftwood, The Last Night of Ballyhoo; Town Center Theater: Julius Caesar, Merry Christmas George Bailey, Night & Her Stars.Over 15 seasons as stage manager.
J. Mitchell Cronin (Lighting Design) Main Street Theater: Pinkalicious, Daddy Long Legs, Junie B Jones Is Not A Crook (Tour, including performances at the Hobby Center), A Charlie Brown Christmas,Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (2017), The Last Wife, Native Gardens, How I Became a Pirate (Tour, including performances at the Hobby Center), The Revolutionists, Duck for President (2016), RFK, Red Hot Patriot (2016), Harriet the Spy, Magic Tree House: A Night in New Orleans, Goodnight Moon, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse; Prague Shakespeare Company at MST: Much Ado About Nothing, Venus in Fur, Twelfth Night; Stages Repertory Theatre: Panto Cinderella, Honky Tonk Angels at Miller Outdoor Theatre (Assoc. Design), Panto Wonderful Wizard, Panto Snow Queen: Unfrozen; The Ensemble Theatre: Sistas: The Musical, Eighth Day of The Week, Simply Simone*, The First Noel, A Soulful Christmas*; Catastrophic Theatre Company: The Tamarie Cooper Show: Field Trip!,Small Ball, Tamarie's Merry Evening of Mistakes and Regrets; Classical Theatre Company: The Government Inspector, Enemy of The People, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, The Bear/ Proposal, The Ghost Sonata; A.D.Players: Balloonacy, Harvey, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, Charlotte’s Web; Horse Head Theatre: The Sonic Life of A Giant Tortoise,Church; Prohibition Theatre: Glitter, Love Letters,Eat Me, The Jazz Age; Opera in the Heights: The Telephone and the Medium; DiverseWorks: What Shall We Do Next?; B.F.A., Sam Houston State University, Theatre Design and Technology; Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas. www.JMCdesigns.info.
Marcos Everstijn (Set Design) Main Street Theater: Debut; Fallbrook Church: Betrayal; Alley Theatre: Oscar and the Curiously Colorful Clash; Unity Theatre: A Grand Night For Singing, Always Patsy Cline, Plaid Tidings, Nuncrackers, The Chalk Garden.
Rebecca Greene Udden (Costume Design) Main Street Theater: (Director) Hecuba and The Trojan Women, Troilus and Cressida, An Iliad and Twelfth Night with Prague Shakespeare Company (MST collaborations), Holes, Enemies, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (First American Productions), Silent Sky, Peace in Our Time, Heartbreak House, The Real Thing (1986 & 2013), The Coast of Utopia,The Year of Magical Thinking, The Heidi Chronicles (2010 & 1992), Arcadia (2010 & 1996), The House of the Spirits (English-language Premiere), Caroline, or Change, An Empty Plate in the Café du Grand Boeuf, The Rice (World Premiere), Copenhagen, The Miser, Uncommon Women and Others, Pride and Prejudice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (NEA Tour), A Little House Christmas, James and the Giant Peach, The Merchant of Venice (NEA Tour), The Diary of Anne Frank, The Taming of the Shrew (NEA Tour), Bridge to Terabithia, The Great Gilly Hopkins, and many more; (Actor) Memory House, Richard III (with Prague Shakespeare Company),The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Third, The Busy World Is Hushed, Somebody’s Sons, The Sisters Rosensweig, Hapgood, Hamlet, and more; (Costume Design) numerous productions; Prague Shakespeare Company: (Director) Twelfth Night. Catastrophic Theatre: Advisory Board. Member of the American Leadership Forum Class XVI. 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award, Rice University. Executive Artistic Director, Main Street Theater.
Rodney Walsworth (Properties Designer)Over 95 productions at Main Street Theater as actor, director, set designer, properties designer, sound designer including Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (First American Productions); Stages Repertory Theatre: Resident Properties Master, 2½ seasons; other Houston acting work includes Ensemble Theatre, Theater LaB Houston, Talento Bilingüe de Houston, Stages Repertory Theatre; B&B Productions at Jump Start Theatre (San Antonio): The Laramie Project (Globe Award, Lead Actor – Drama). Resident Properties Master, Main Street Theater.
Julie Marie Paré* (Production Stage Manager) Main Street Theater: (Production Stage Manager) The Last Wife, Grand Concourse, RFK, Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, 1946 (World Premiere), Silent Sky, Time Stands Still, Woof (World Premiere), Breakfast at Eight (World Premiere), (Assistant Stage Manager) Men On Boats, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (First American Productions), Peace in Our Time, Heartbreak House, Richard III (Prague Shakespeare Company); Stages Repertory Theatre; the Children’s Theatre Festival; Houston Shakespeare Festival; The Juilliard School; PCPA Theaterfest; Seaside Music Theater; Birmingham Children’s Theatre; Indianapolis Civic Theatre; Indiana Repertory Theatre; the Centennial Theater Festival; Northern Stage; Kentucky Repertory Theatre at Horse Cave; Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre; Menopause the Musical; Actors Theatre of Indiana; Arts Center of Coastal Carolina; Phoenix Theatre; Florida Repertory Theatre; Walt Disney World. Education: University of Washington. Julie is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.
* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.