Chapter Two

Cast

DAVID MASON

George Schneider

David Mason is delighted to make his ATC debut. Other regional credits include the recent world premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s The Nest at Denver Center Theatre Company; String Around My Finger (Portland Stage); Trick Or Treat (Northern Stage) The Last of the Red Hot Lovers (Northern Stage); Norman Conquests (Northern Stage, Dorset Theatre Festival, Weston Playhouse); The Velocity of Autumn, The Odd Couple (Cape Playhouse); Last Gas, Almost, Maine, The Resurrection of Son House (Geva Theatre Center); Love/Sick, Trouble is My Business, Last Gas (all world premieres at Portland Stage); the American premiere of a new adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ Period of Adjustment at TheatreSquared in Arkansas; and numerous productions at Syracuse Stage, New Century Theatre, the Public Theater, Majestic Theater, Shadowland Theatre, Foothills Theatre, Opera House Arts, Judson Theatre Company. NYC credits include: Ensemble Studio Theatre, Civilian Studios, Primary Stages, The Japan Society, Present Company Theatorium, NativeAliens, Impact Theatre Festival, Red Fern Theatre, Circle East, Chip Deffaa Festival. TV: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon), The Leftovers (HBO), House of Cards (Netflix), Law & Order: SVU, All My Children.

BEN HUBER

Lou Schneider

Ben Huber is making his ATC debut. Off-Broadway: Midsummer Night’s Dream (New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater), Perfect Harmony (Clurman Theater), Sextet (New York Theater Workshop). Regional: The Legend of Georgia McBride (Denver Center Theater), Zoe Kazan’s Absalom (Actor’s Theater of Louisville/Humana Festival), Between Us Chickens (Southcoast Rep), The Importance of Being Earnest (Baltimore Centerstage), Eurydice (The Wilma, Philadelphia), Or, (The Magic Theater, SF), Glass Menagerie (Seattle Rep), Peer Gynt (San Francisco Symphony, w/Michael Tilson Thomas). Film/TV: Honeymoon (w/ Rose Leslie), Lipstick Jungle (NBC). Original Work: Ben and David (Backstage). Training: NYU/ Tisch Graduate Acting Program (MFA). benhuber.tv

BLAIR BAKER

Jennie Malone

Blair Baker is thrilled to make her ATC debut! Favorite credits include: The Humans (Broadway, Roundabout Theatre Company), Oleanna (Broadway, Mark Taper Forum), title role in Hamlet (SheNYC 2017), The Erlkings (Off-Broadway, Beckett Theater), The Footage (The Flea Theater), The Hour of All Things (Philadelphia Women’s Theater Festival), and Bus Stop (Kansas City Rep). Blair is the Co-Artistic Director of Missing Bolts Productions (www.missingbolts.com). Training includes: Atlantic Theater Acting Conservatory and The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. www.blairbaker.info

DIANA PAPPAS

Faye Medwick

Diana Pappas was last on stage in Arizona when she did the Broadway National Tour of The Full Monty, directed by Jack O’Brien and Jerry Mitchell. Other credits include Sister Robert Anne in Nunsense 2, Marian in Swingtime Canteen, Woman #2 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Liz Imbrie in High Society, and in one of her favorite roles, Patsy Cline in Always, Patsy Cline. She also did her own one-woman show called Dance Like No One Is Watching. TV credits include Ugly Betty and Ghost Stories. Diana has also done improv, sketch, and stand-up comedy in NYC. Diana has a BS in Criminal Justice; her latest endeavor is owner and CEO of a pie company out of New York, appropriately called This Pie Is Nuts! She is thrilled to be here with you!

Creative Team

MARSHA MASON

Director

Marsha Mason is happy to return to Arizona Theatre Company, where she directed last season’s production of An Act of God. She has received four Academy Award nominations for her roles in the films The Goodbye Girl, Cinderella Liberty, Only When I Laugh, and Chapter Two. She has been the recipient of two Golden Globe Awards for her film roles and received an Emmy Award nomination for her role on Fraiser. Her television credits have included her recurring role on ABC TV’s The Middle, The Good Wife, Madam Secretary, and Grace & Frankie. While most know her from her roles on film and television, her Broadway credits include Impressionism with Jeremy Irons, Steel Magnolias, The Night of the Iguana, The Good Doctor, King Richard III, and Cactus Flower. Regionally, she has starred in All’s Well That’s Ends Well at Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C., A Doll’s House at ACT in San Francisco, Arms and the Man at Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, and Watch on the Rhine at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C this past February. She has directed Chapter Two and Steel Magnolias at the Bucks County Playhouse. Ms. Mason has also taught acting at the HB Studio in New York City and has served as a member of the Tony Awards Nominating Committee.

LAUREN HELPERN

Scenic Designer

Lauren Helpern returns to ATC after An Act of God. Broadway: Voices in the Dark. Selected Off-Broadway: A Funny Thing… (MCC Theater, currently at Geffen Playhouse), Bad Jews (Roundabout Theatre Company), The Model Apartment and Poor Behavior (Primary Stages), 4000 Miles (Lincoln Center Theater, Lortel Award), Disgraced (LCT3), Bethany (Women’s Project and Old Globe), BUG (Barrow Street, OBIE Awards), The Diary of a Teenage Girl (3LD), as well as Manhattan Theatre Club, Atlantic Theater Company, Playwrights Horizons, La MaMa, Ars Nova, Theatreworks USA, and The Little Orchestra Society. Selected Regional: Curve of Departure (upcoming South Coast Rep), Tiger Style! and At the Old Place (La Jolla Playhouse), Blue Man Group/Live at Luxor (Eddy Award, also Boston and Chicago), Huntington Theatre Company, Cleveland Play House, Guthrie Theater, Bucks County Playhouse, Portland Center Stage, Syracuse Stage, Chautauqua Theatre Company, and Anchorage Opera. Web series: Janice Gunter: Ghost Hunter.

KISH FINNEGAN

Costume Designer

Kish Finnegan has been with Arizona Theatre Company since 1989 and is the Costume Design Manager. Her ATC costume designs include: An Act of God, King Charles III, Disgraced, Romeo and Juliet, The Mountaintop, The Sunshine Boys, Next to Normal, God of Carnage, Woody Guthrie’s American Song, [title of show], The Kite Runner, Hair, Touch the Names, Molly’s Delicious, Tuesdays with Morrie, Copenhagen, and 2 Pianos 4 Hands, among many others. Ms. Finnegan also enjoys designing costumes for children’s theatre, including Seussical, Never Ending Story, Lyle Crocodile, Junie B. Jones, and Go Dog Go at Childplay and Sabunana for Arts For All/Third Street Kids. A graduate of California Institute of the Arts, she began her career in Los Angeles in both theatre and film, designing for a variety of projects, from animated bears to MTV. She also designed for the Burbank Repertory Theatre and the Chamber Theatre, where she won the Los Angeles Drama-Logue Award for Costume Design.

DAVID LEE CUTHBERT

Lighting Designer

David Lee Cuthbert returns to Arizona Theatre Company, where he designed lights for An Act of God, Disgraced, Around the World in 80 Days, The Importance of Being Earnest, God of Carnage, and Lost in Yonkers; lights and projections for Snapshots, Next to Normal, The Kite Runner, and Enchanted April; and lights, projections, and scenery for Romeo and Juliet. He lit Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays on Broadway, its subsequent tours, and the HBO film. Off-Broadway, his lighting and projections for The Snow Queen won the award for best overall design at the New York Musical Theater Festival. Internationally, he designed Terminal, directed by Joseph Chaikin, and his scenic and lighting design for The History (and Mystery) of the Universe has been seen at major theatres across the country. His regional credits include San Jose Rep, Arena Stage, American Repertory Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, and The Old Globe. Mr. Cuthbert is a Professor of Design at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

BRIAN JEROME PETERSON

Sound Designer

Brian Jerome Peterson celebrates his 32nd season at ATC, where he has designed 84 productions, including Holmes and Watson, La Esquinita USA, An Act of God, King Charles III, Fences, Disgraced, Five Presidents, Wait Until Dark, Around the World in 80 Days, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Sunshine Boys, Jane Austen’s Emma, The Great Gatsby, God of Carnage, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Lost in Yonkers, Ain’t Misbehavin’, George is Dead, Somebody/ Nobody, Enchanted April, Touch the Names, I Am My Own Wife, Twelfth Night, Tuesdays with Morrie, Crowns, Macbeth, The Pirates of Penzance, The Immigrant, A Streetcar Named Desire, Oh Coward!, Copenhagen, Fully Committed, and The Mystery of Irma Vep (for which he won an ari- Zoni Award), and the world premieres of Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of The Suicide Club, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, Inventing van Gogh, Rocket Man, Minor Demons, and The Holy Terror. His designs have been heard in many theatres including Geva Theatre Center, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, The Cleveland Play House, Northlight Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, and the Bay Street Repertory Theatre.

GEOFF JOSSELSON, CSA

Casting Director

Geoff Josselson, CSA is a New York-based casting director whose work includes productions for Broadway, off-Broadway and major New York and regional theatre companies, including the Arena Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Barrington Stage Company, Bay Street Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Cleveland Play House, Denver Center, Marriott Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre, The Old Globe, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Paramount Theatre, Public Theatre, San Francisco Symphony, Sharon Playhouse, and the York Theatre Company. He is responsible for casting the Broadway production of The Velocity of Autumn, starring Estelle Parsons, and many other acclaimed New York productions, including Southern Comfort, Yank!, Enter Laughing, Pretty Filthy, John and Jen, Himself and Nora, Sex Tips…, Altar Boyz, Septimus, Clarissa, and National Tours for Disney and Nickelodeon. For more information, please visit www.geoffjosselson.com.

GLENN BRUNER

Production Stage Manager

Glenn Bruner is in his 21st season at ATC, where he has stage managed over 60 productions, including La Esquinita USA; An Act of God; Of Mice and Men; Romeo and Juliet; Other Desert Cities; The Mountaintop; Clybourne Park; The Sunshine Boys; Next to Normal; The Great Gatsby; Hair; and the world premieres of Rick Cleveland’s Five Presidents, Jeffrey Hatcher’s Holmes and Watson, Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club, and Ten Chimneys, and Steven Dietz’s Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, Rocket Man, Inventing van Gogh, and Over the Moon. Mr. Bruner has worked at Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Alley Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, Pasadena Playhouse, Centerstage, Studio Arena Theatre, and Maine’s Portland Stage Company. He was the Assistant Stage Manager for the world premiere of On the Waterfront at The Cleveland Play House and stage managed the Off-Broadway premiere of Alan Ayckbourn’s Season’s Greetings. He has been the voice for many radio and television commercials, and worked for on-air for Texas Public Radio in his hometown of San Antonio. For the past nineteen summers Mr. Bruner has been a member of the entertainment production staff for Major League Baseball’s All Star FanFest. He was the 2012 recipient of the Lucy Jordan Recognition Award, presented annually by the Western Region of Actors’ Equity Association. Mr. Bruner has been a member of AEA since 1981.

BRUNO INGRAM

Assistant Stage Manager

Bruno Ingram has worked as a professional stage manager since 1998 for a number of companies. ATC: Ring of Fire, Talley’s Folly, The Underpants, Anna in the Tropics, Macbeth, Pride and Prejudice, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, Ella, To Kill a Mockingbird, Somebody/Nobody, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Woody Guthrie’s American Song, and The Mountaintop. Other regional credits include productions at Cleveland Play House, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Penumbra Theatre Company, Dallas Theater Center, Pasadena Playhouse, and Theatre for a New Audience.

TIMOTHY TOOTHMAN

Assistant Stage Manager

Timothy Toothman is the Artistic Associate at ATC and has also stage managed over 20 ATC productions since the 2002/03 season, most recently King Charles III, Fences, and Wait Until Dark. He has also stage managed ATC coproductions at Geva Theatre Center, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, and San Jose Repertory Theatre. Mr. Toothman spent five seasons as the Production Stage Manager for the Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, NY, and was then Company Manager for five years for Sunshine Too, a national touring ensemble of deaf and hearing actors. He has also managed producing and presenting theatres in Indiana and Maryland. Prior to moving to Arizona, Mr. Toothman spent eleven years as a program and grants director for the Maryland State Arts Council and the Connecticut Commission on the Arts. Mr. Toothman stage managed the National Heritage Awards Program for the National Endowment for the Arts for ten years and was the Production Stage Manager for six seasons at the Vineyard Playhouse on Martha’s Vineyard.

EMMA DEVORE

Assistant to the Stage Manager

Emma Devore served as Assistant to the Stage Manager for ATC’s productions of Holmes and Watson, Ring of Fire, Fiddler on the Roof, King Charles III, …Discord, Of Mice and Men, Fences, Disgraced, A Weekend with Pablo Picasso, Romeo and Juliet, Murder for Two, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Around the World in 80 Days, Xanadu, The Importance of Being Earnest, Clybourne Park, Freud’s Last Session, Lombardi, God of Carnage and The Great Gatsby. Regionally, she has worked at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Phoenix Theatre, Gulfshore Playhouse, and Southwest Shakespeare Company. She was the Production Stage Manager for E&M Theatrical’s Las Vegas production of The D*Word: A Musical, and has toured with the vaudeville troupe Handsome Little Devils, and with The Magic of David Copperfield.