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Grand Concourse
By Heidi Schreck
Regional Premiere
April 1 – 30, 2017

Cast & Design Team

Rachel H. Dickson (Director) Main Street Theater: (Actor) Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration, Third, An American Daughter; (Director-Education Department) Knights of the Rad Table, Beauty and the Beast, The Taming of the Shrew (asst.), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, An Elephants Tale, The King's Bean Soup; The Ensemble Theatre: Immediate Family, Cinderella, Seven Guitars, Ashes to Africa, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, The Story; Stages Repertory Theatre Early Stages: (Actor) The Toys Take Over Christmas, Mischief Makers, (Director) The Courage of Mandy Kate Brown; Houston Shakespeare Festival: The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Interactive Theatre: Harriet Tubman; Actors’ Theatre of Houston: Sin, Debutante Ball; has directed and assistant directed for the Ensemble Theatre, Stages Repertory Theatre, Houston Ebony Opera Guild (also Asst. Stage Manager and Artistic Consultant).  Film/TV: Numerous on camera, film, and voiceover credits.  Education: M.F.A., University of Illinois – Urbana/ Champaign.

Rutherford CravensRutherford Cravens* (Frog) Main Street Theater: Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (First American Productions), Peace in Our Time, Into the Woods, Close Up Space, Henry V, Richard III (both with Prague Shakespeare Company), The Coast of Utopia: Voyage, A Number, The Weir, (Playwright) Wondergirl (World Premiere), Zero Tolerance? (World Premiere); Catastrophic Theatre: Buried Child, Middletown; A.D. Players: 12 Angry Men; Alley Theatre: Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Taking Steps, Antony and Cleopatra (with Vanessa Redgrave), Inherit the Wind, Arms and the Man; Stages Repertory Theatre: Southern Rapture, Panto Cinderella, The Unseen, Amy’s View, Silence, Good Boys, The Laramie Project, Elizabeth Rex, Betrayal; TUTS: 1776, Brigadoon, West Side Story; Classical Theatre Company: Hamlet, Candida, King Lear; Houston Shakespeare Festival: Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, As You Like It, Titus Andronicus, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, King Lear, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Film / TV: Longmire, No Country For Old Men, Ray, Friday Night Lights, Temple Grandin, Dead Man’s Walk, Streets of Laredo, A Woman of Independent Means, Breaking Bad, Nashville. Mr. Cravens can be seen in the feature film Get Out in movie theaters now.

Herman GambhirHerman Gambhir (Oscar) Main Street Theater: Debut; 4th Wall Theatre Company: Much Ado About Nothing; Houston Shakespeare Festival: Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing; Horse Head Theatre: Lidless; 14 Pews: Dialogues on Grace; Stages Repertory Theatre: The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity; The Lost Theatre (London): Murder on the Orient Express (50 Hour Improvathon); The Tabbard Theatre (London): Cole Porter’s Jubilee; Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Bollocks; De Balie Theatre (Amsterdam): Karma & Kismet; Eastern European Tour: Torch Song Trilogy.  Film / TV Credits: SKY| Virgin Media: Cloud 9 (Series Regular); Nate Edwards: Black Hearts Bleed Black; Gahm Creative: Be Not Afraid; Mr. Frank Productions: Vault; Sony Pictures: Captain Philips.  Education: B.A., Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Acting (Honors).  Awards: ‘Best Supporting Actor’ Houston Press Theatre Awards 2016; Spotlight Prize Nominee (Top 22 Acting Graduates in the United Kingdom 2010).

Callina SitukaCallina Situka (Shelley) Main Street Theater: The Revolutionists; A. D. Players: To Kill a Mockingbird; Horse Head Theatre: Judgment of Fools; The Landing Theater: Gambrels of the Sky; Mildred's Umbrella: Dollface; Boiling Point Players: A New Dawn Cabaret; Ensemble Theatre:  Platanos y Collard Greens; Cone Man Running Productions: Give/Take; Fade to Black: Edmonia's Marble; Alley Theatre's Houston Young Playwright Exchange; Interactive Theater: numerous productions. Education: B.A., University of Houston, Theater.​  Upcoming production: Motherhood Out Loud at the MATCH.

Morgan StarrMorgan Starr (Emma) Main Street Theater: Debut. Stages Repertory Theatre: Miss Teen, Grey Gardens; Generations Theatre: Spring Awakening, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Our Town; UT New Theatre: Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven, Karlstad; Texas Musical Theatre Workshop: Princesses the Musical, Untitled Zombie Musical; Scriptwriters Houston 10X10 Showcase: Careful Mrs. Brown. Other notable productions include: Anything Goes, Sweeney Todd, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, West Side Story, Peter Pan, Little Women.  Education: B.A., University of Texas at Austin, Theatre and Dance. Awards: Texas Commission on the Arts Young Master for Musical Theatre; Tommy Tune Award for best supporting actress.

Deborah L. Anderson (Costume Design) Main Street Theater: Copenhagen (2017), Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (First American Productions), Girls Only (2014) The House of the Spirits (English-language Premiere), But Not Goodbye, The Best Man, Li’l Abner, Ramona Quimby; Houston Shakespeare Festival: Julius Caesar, Love’s Labor’s Lost; Unity Theatre: Angel Street, The Importance of Being Earnest;  Children’s Theatre Festival of Houston: Aesop’s Fables; Las Vegas Academy High School: Big River, Guys and Dolls, Hairspray; Lone Star CyFair: A Man of No Importance, Les Miserable, The Glass Menagerie, Tuesdays with Morrie, Looking Glass Land, Molly’s Delicious;  University of Houston: Comedy of Errors, Top Girls, Lend Me a Tenor.  Education: M.F.A., University of Houston; B.F.A., Southwest Texas State University.  Adjunct Faculty, Houston Community College and Lonestar Community College..

Torsten Louis (Set Design) Main Street Theater: Ramona Quimby, How I Became a Pirate (Tour), Shrek the Musical, Harriet the Spy, Junie B. Jones: The Musical, Fancy Nancy The Musical, Busytown (Tour), Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, James and the Giant Peach; Stages Repertory Theatre, Wildfish Theatre, Opera in the Heights, Unity Theatre, TUTS - Humphreys School.  Education: University of Texas at Austin, St. Olaf College.

Eric L. Marsh (Lighting Design) Main Street Theater: Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (First American Productions) Working, Silent Sky, Putting It Together, Peace in Our Time, Fallen Angels, Pippi Longstocking, James and the Giant Peach, A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration, The Real Thing, Close Up Space, Memory House, Love Goes to Press, Dog Act, Red Hot Patriot: Kick-*** Wit of Molly Ivins, Jackie & Me, The Coast of Utopia, Blithe Spirit, The Doctor’s Dilemma, Arcadia (2010), and many more; Texas Repertory Theatre: Smokey Joe’s Café, Sylvia, Wait Until Dark, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Dracula; Ensemble Theatre: The Waiting Room, The Wiz; Sam Houston State University: Rocky Horror Show, Enron, Into The Woods, Bare: A Pop Opera, Nine, Hamlet, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Rent, The Secret Garden, Chicago, Scenes of an Execution, The Full Monty, 42nd Street, South Pacific; TUTS: Like You Like It.  Education: M.F.A., Western Illinois University; B.A., CSU – Chico. Professor, Sam Houston State University.

Rodney Walsworth (Properties Design) Over 85 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.

Yezminne Zepeda (Sound Design) Main Street Theater: Mockingbird, Duck for President (2016), The Revolutionists, Bridge to Terabithia; Rogue Productions: Matt and Ben; Stages Repertory Theatre: Honky Tonk Angels: Holiday Spectacular, Panto: Unfrozen, Girls Night, The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Caps and Gowns: The Winter Wonderettes, Patsy Cline; 4th Wall Theatre Company: True West, Ho Ho Humbug 1.0, The God Game, A Winter’s Tale, All Girls; The Catastophic Theatre: Fleaven; Horse Head Theatre Company: The Whale, Among the Thugs, Faultlines; Black Lab Theatre: Bad Jews, Togers Be Still, Really Really, 4000, Assistance, Chinglish, The Submission, BOOM, Our House; Landing Theatre Company: American Buffalo; Chicago Shakespeare Theatre: King Lear.  Education: Columbia College (Chicago).

Julie Marie Paré* (Production Stage Manager) Main Street Theater: (Production Stage Manager) 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) 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.

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

 

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