Outside Mullingar is Mr. Hutton’s debut with Arizona Theatre Company. Regional credits include twenty-three years with the Denver Center Theatre Company, King Charles in King Charles III at Pioneer Theatre, Magwitch/Jaggers in Great Expectations at Portland Center Stage, the Stage Manager in Our Town at Northern Stage, Dr. Rance in What The Butler Saw at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, and Lear in King Lear at the Southwest Shakespeare Company. New York credits include Yours Unfaithfully at The Mint and You Will Remember Me at Hudson Stage Company. Film/TV: Lincoln, Who Would Think of a Flaming Trumpet, Dwarves of Demrel, Power, Murder of a President, Nobel, Time After Time.
Arizona Theatre Company debut. Broadway: The Coast of Utopia at Lincoln Center Theater. New York: 1776: Encores! (New York City Center). Off-Broadway: The Traveling Lady, Nora (Cherry Lane Theatre); Rocket to the Moon (Peccadillo Theatre Company). Off-Off Broadway: Kenneth – What Is the Frequency? (78th St. Theatre Lab / Edinburgh Fringe). Regional: Appropriate (Humana Festival); A Christmas Carol, The Mystery of Irma Vep (Actors Theatre of Louisville); King Charles III (Pioneer Theatre Company); Twelve Angry Men, Much Ado About Nothing, Sense & Sensibility, Richard II, King Henry IV pts 1&2, Henry V (Utah Shakespeare Festival); Denver Center Theatre Company; Geva Theatre; Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival; Shakespeare Theatre Company; Chautauqua Theater; Merrimack Repertory Theatre; Huntington Theatre; Trinity Repertory Company; Cincinnati Playhouse; Asolo Repertory; Virginia Stage Company; Repertory Theatre of St. Louis; Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Film & TV: Madam Secretary, Law & Order: SVU. Additional Credits: Joseph Jefferson Award, Of Mice and Men.
A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Robynn Rodriguez is delighted to be making her ATC debut in Outside Mullingar. She was most recently seen in Hamlet at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and in Party People, directed by Liesl Tommy at the Public Theater. For twenty-two seasons, Ms. Rodriguez was a member of the resident acting company at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where she appeared in over 40 productions. Her work has been seen at Berkeley Rep, the Guthrie Theater, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the La Jolla Playhouse, the Intiman Theatre, the Denver Center Theatre Company, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, The Barbican Center (in London), and Birmingham Rep (UK), among others. www.robynnrodriguez.com
Cassandra Bissell is appearing at Arizona Theatre Company for the first time. Regional (LORT) credits: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Cleveland Play House, Court Theatre, Great Lakes Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Indiana Repertory, Milwaukee Repertory, Northlight Theatre, People’s Light, and Utah Shakespeare Festival. Chicago (CAT) credits: Chicago Shakespeare Theater, First Folio (Jeff nomination, Best Actress, Silent Sky), Next Theatre, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (Jeff nomination, Best Actress, Mary’s Wedding), Shakespeare on the Green, Shakespeare Project of Chicago, and Steppenwolf. Small Professional Theatre (SPT) credits: Company of Fools, freeFall Theatre, Peninsula Players, and Renaissance Theaterworks. Cassandra holds a BA in Gender Studies from the University of Chicago.
John Patrick Shanley is an American playwright, screenwriter, and theatre and film director. He received a Tony Award Nomination for Best Play for Outside Mullingar, and his play Doubt: A Parable won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama as well as the 2005 Tony Award for Best Play. He won the 1988 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his film Moonstruck. Other notable works include Danny and The Deep Blue Sea, Savage in Limbo, and Four Dogs and a Bone.
Please see Mr. Ivers’ Artistic Director biography.
Off-Broadway credits: Ride the Cyclone at MCC, Othello: The Remix at The Westside Theatre. International credits include productions with: Shakespeare’s Globe, Unicorn Theatre (London), The Market Theatre (South Africa), The Neuss (Germany), The Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre (Poland), The Cultch (Vancouver), DUCTAC (Dubai), Brice Mason Center (New Zealand), and The Edinburgh Festival (Scotland). Regional credits include productions with: Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Steppenwolf, Court Theatre, Writers Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Signature Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, Children’s Theatre Company, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Getty Villa Outdoor Theater, Delaware Theatre Company, Paramount Theatre, Victory Gardens, Drury Lane, Northlight Theatre, American Theater Company, Marriott Theatre, Griffin Theatre Company, Windy City Playhouse, Steep Theatre, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, and Dallas Theater Center, Mercury Theater. Mr. Davis is a co-founder of the Chicago-based design firm Aether and Nyx and serves as adjunct faculty at Columbia College, having received his MFA from Northwestern University. www.scottadamdavis.com
Kish Finnegan has been with Arizona Theatre Company since 1989 and is the Costume Design Manager. Her ATC costume designs include: Chapter Two, 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.
Theatre credits include Shakespeare in Love (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Native Gardens, Harvey, Blithe Spirit (The Guthrie); Smart People, Native Gardens (Arena Stage); Yours Unfaithfully, A Day by the Sea (Mint Theatre NYC); Fences (Long Wharf and the McCarter); Peter and the Starcatcher, 4000 Miles, The Mountaintop, Detroit ’67 (PlayMakers Rep); Two Trains Running (Arden Theatre); The Piano Lesson (Olney Theatre Center); Fly (Florida Studio Theatre); Common Enemy, Red (Triad Stage); A Raisin in the Sun (Westport Country Playhouse); Two Trains Running (Two River Theater Company); The Glass Menagerie, Black Odyssey, Fences (California Shakespeare Theatre); Hamlet, Pippin (Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre). Upcoming projects: Othello at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Won the 2015 T-AWARDS Handy Award for Best Lighting.
Brian Jerome Peterson celebrates his 31st season at ATC, where he has designed 83 productions, including Chapter Two, 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 ariZoni 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.
Associate Lighting Designer
William Kirkham is an award-winning Lighting Designer for theatre and live events. He recently resettled in Tempe, AZ, to work as a visiting professor at Arizona State University. Local credits include: The Yellow Boat, Pete – The Return of Peter Pan, Girls Who Wear Glasses (Childsplay); Calendar Girls (Phoenix Theatre), and eleven productions with Arizona Broadway Theatre. Regional credits include Alliance Theatre, Arena Stage, ArtsWest Playhouse, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Contemporary American Theater Festival, The Hypocrites, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Portland Center Stage, Sideshow Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Mr. Kirkham attended Northern Arizona University, Northwestern University, and is a proud member of USA Local 829. www.wckirkham.com
Elissa Myers Casting, Paul Fouquet, CSA have cast dozens of shows at ATC over the last 25 years. Broadway casting credits include seven shows, including the Tony Award-nominated Having Our Say and 25 off-Broadway shows. Regional casting includes Denver Theatre Center, Cleveland Play House, Alabama Shakespeare Festival and Magic Theatre. Film and television credits include the PBS movie Souls on Fire (2013); three “Movies of the Week” (with Tyne Daly, Claire Danes, Christopher Reeve, Ed Asner and Daniel J. Travanti); five pilots and two PBS specials by Wendy Wasserstein and Terrance McNally (with Bernadette Peters, Nathan Lane, Blythe Danner, Spike Lee and Paul Sorvino); the Peabody Award-winning miniseries Liberty, as well as the Emmy Award-winning miniseries Benjamin Franklin and John & Abigail Adams; and the miniseries God in America, The People v. Leo Frank, Dolley Madison, and Louisa May Alcott. The office has so far received 15 nominations and has won three Artios Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Casting.
David Morden is an Assistant Professor of Voice and Movement in the University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film and Television, where he has served as dialect or text coach on several productions, including A Streetcar Named Desire, Twelfth Night, Born Yesterday, The Tempest, and The Comedy of Errors, among many others. For the past three seasons, he has served as Voice and Text Coach for Santa Cruz Shakespeare in California. As an actor, he has appeared locally at Arizona Theatre Company (Holmes and Watson), Arizona Repertory Theatre, The Rogue Theatre, ArizonaOpera, Arizona Onstage Productions, and Green Thursday Theatre Project. Nationally, Mr. Morden has appeared at ACT Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, the Utah and Colorado Shakespeare Festivals and Wooden O Productions. Internationally, he has performed and taught at Jagriti Theatre in Bangalore, India.
Production Stage Manager
Glenn Bruner is in his 21st season at ATC where he has stage managed over 60 productions, including Chapter Two, 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.
Assistant Stage Manager
Bruno Ingram has worked as a professional stage manager since 1998 for a number of companies. ATC: The River Bride, 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.
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 co-productions 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.
Assistant to the Stage Manager
Tajh Oates has previously served as Assistant to the Stage Manager for ATC’s productions of The River Bride, Ring of Fire, La Esquinita, USA, and An Act of God. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Georgia Southern University. Previously, he has worked as a Deck Carpenter and as stage crew for productions of Henry V, South Pacific, and Henry IV, Part II at Utah Shakespeare Festival.