World Premiere Mystery
Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of The Suicide Club
Creative Team Bios
Jeffrey Hatcher is the author of Ten Chimneys, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Ella and co-author of Work Song: Three Views of Frank Lloyd Wright and Tuesdays with Morrie – all of which have been seen on Arizona Theatre Company’s stages. Mr. Hatcher authored the book for the Broadway musical, Never Gonna Dance. Off-Broadway, he has had several plays produced, including Three Viewings and A Picasso at Manhattan Theatre Club, Scotland Road and The Turn of the Screw at Primary Stages, Tuesdays with Morrie (with Mitch Albom) at Minetta Lane Theatre, Murder by Poe and The Turn of the Screw with The Acting Company, Neddy at The American Place Theatre and Fellow Travelers at Manhattan Punchline. His plays – among them, Compleat Female Stage Beauty, Mrs. Mannerly, Murderers, Mercy of a Storm, Smash Armadale, Korczak's Children, To Fool the Eye, The Falls, A Piece of the Rope, All the Way with LBJ, The Government Inspector, and Work Song (with Eric Simonson) – have been seen at such theatres as Yale Repertory Theatre, The Old Globe, South Coast Repertory, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Intiman Theatre, Florida Stage, The Empty Space, California Theatre Center, Madison Repertory Theatre, Illusion Theater, Denver Center Theatre Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Asolo Repertory Theatre, City Theatre, Studio Arena Theatre and dozens more in the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Hatcher wrote the screenplays for Stage Beauty, The Duchess and Casanova, as well as authoring episodes of the Peter Falk series Columbo. He is a member and/or alumnus of The Playwrights’ Center, The Dramatists Guild of America, Writers Guild of America and New Dramatists.
DAVID IRA GOLDSTEINDirector/Artistic Director
Please see Mr. Goldstein’s Artistic Director biography on the ATC Leadership Bios page.
JOHN EZELLScenic Designer
John Ezell designed the scenery for ATC’s productions of Hair, [title of show] and Ten Chimneys. He has designed for Broadway, New York Shakespeare Festival and The Public Theater, as well as Roundabout Theatre Company, Crossroads Theatre Company and Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC. Other regional credits include the Williamstown, Berkshire, and Great Lakes Theatre Festivals, Westport Country Playhouse, The Old Globe, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Milwaukee, Indiana, St. Louis, and Kansas City Repertory Theatres. Internationally, Mr. Ezell has designed for the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre, Royal Danish Ballet, Royal Danish Theatre and Swedish Riksteater and Cullberg Ballet in Stockholm, the European Theatre Olympics in Istanbul, Swedish State Television, and The Market Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa. His work has received the Award for Experimental Television Art in Milan, two Corporation for Public Broadcasting Awards for Excellence and eleven Critics' Circle Awards. He was recognized for contributions to the American Theatre on the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Yale School of Drama and he is recipient of Washington University’s 2001 Distinguished Alumni Award.
MATHEW J. LeFEBVRECostume Designer
Mathew J. LeFebvre returns to ATC where he designed costumes for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, A Raisin in the Sun and Jitney. His Off-Broadway credits include Two Trains Running at Signature Theatre (Lucille Lortel Award winner/Best Revival of a Play, AUDELCO Award nominee/Costume Design) and Bach at Leipzig for New York Theatre Workshop. Mr. LeFebvre has designed costumes for over twenty productions at Guthrie Theater, including A Christmas Carol, A Streetcar Named Desire, 1776, She Loves Me, Pride and Prejudice, Wintertime, Merrily We Roll Along and School for Scandal. He has designed costumes for several Penumbra Theatre Company productions including Fences, Redshirts, Get Ready, Grandchildren of the Buffalo Soldiers, On the Open Road, Black Eagles, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Jitney, and both scenery and costumes for Gem of the Ocean. Other regional credits include The Old Globe, The Acting Company, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Trinity Repertory Company, The Cleveland Play House, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Geffen Playhouse, The Jungle Theater, and American Players Theatre.
DON DARNUTZERLighting Designer
Don Darnutzer has designed 56 shows for ATC since 1981. His most recent designs include Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Touch the Names; Love, Janis; and I Am My Own Wife. He designed the lighting for Broadway’s production of It Ain't Nothin' but the Blues and Off-Broadway’s Hank Williams: Lost Highway, Almost Heaven and The Immigrant. He has worked for American Conservatory Theater, Guthrie Theater, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Cleveland Play House, New Orleans Opera, Denver Center Theatre Company, Portland Opera, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Alley Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, BB King’s Blues Club, Palm Beach Opera, Shakespeare Theatre Company, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Coconut Grove Playhouse and Geva Theatre Center.
BRIAN JEROME PETERSONResident Sound Designer
Brian Jerome Peterson celebrates his 26th season at ATC, where he has designed 68 productions, including Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Lost in Yonkers, The Second City Does Arizona, 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 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 Berkeley Repertory Theatre, La Mirada Theater, Virginia Stage Company, Seattle Repertory Theatre, The Cleveland Play House, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Northlight Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville and San Jose Repertory Theatre.
Roberta Carlson is a frequent visitor to Arizona Theatre Company. She has composed scores for many productions here, including The Mystery of Irma Vep, Enchanted April, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Macbeth, Over the Moon, As You Like It, Inventing van Gogh, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dracula and Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure. Ms. Carlson is currently a resident of Minneapolis where her work has been heard at Guthrie Theater and Children's Theatre Company. Nationally, her work has been heard at San Jose Repertory Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre and Kansas City Repertory Theatre. Her score for Stephen Dietz's Dracula, which premiered at Arizona Theatre Company, has been used in more than 250 productions on three continents. She is currently working on a song cycle entitled "The Prairie and the Sea" and toured in an adaptation of Willa Cather's My Antonia.
JEFFREY CADYProjections Designer
Jeffrey Cady returns to Arizona Theatre Company where he designed projections for Woody Guthrie’s American Song, [title of show] and Love, Janis. Mr. Cady’s work has been seen regionally at Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Alley Theatre, Mainstate Musical Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse and Arkansas Repertory Theatre, to name a few. Nationally, he has designed lighting and projections for Columbia Artists Theatricals’ tours of Love, Janis and lighting for Theatre Leagues’ production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Recently, Mr. Cady served as the Head Projection Programmer for the Broadway production of Green Day’s American Idiot.
KEN MERCKXFight Director
Ken Merckx returns to ATC where he worked on The Kite Runner, Somebody/Nobody, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure. He has choreographed fights and taught actors combat for film and television, theatres and universities all across the country. He is presently a faculty member at California State University, Fullerton. Mr. Merckx is the Resident Fight Choreographer for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Theater Festival (Cleveland) Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival and A Noise Within (Los Angeles). Mr. Merckx received his MFA in acting, from University of Illinois and his BA in theatre studies, from the University of Washington.
DIANNE J. WINSLOWDialect Coach
Dianne J. Winslow returns to ATC after serving as dialect coach for many productions including Lost in Yonkers, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Lady with All the Answers, To Kill a Mockingbird, I Am My Own Wife, Pride and Prejudice, Oh Coward!, A Streetcar Named Desire, Talley’s Folly, Over the Moon, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Fully Committed, Proof, My Fair Lady, H.M.S. Pinafore, Side Man, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Valley Song, Candida, Fires in the Mirror, Dancing at Lughnasa, Noises Off, Dracula and Sea Marks. Ms. Winslow is currently a professor of Theatre Arts in the School of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of Arizona, where she teaches and coaches in the professional Acting and Musical Theatre programs. She works as a vocal coach for corporate professionals and private clients in the film and television industries.
GLENN BRUNER*Production Stage Manager
Glenn Bruner is in his fifteenth season at ATC where he has stage managed, among many others, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Ten Chimneys, [title of show], The Kite Runner, Hair, Enchanted April, The Pajama Game, The Pirates of Penzance, Much Ado About Nothing, 2 Pianos 4 Hands and the world premieres of 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 also been the voice for many radio and television commercials and worked for Texas Public Radio in his hometown of San Antonio. Mr. Bruner has been a member of Actors' Equity Association since 1981.
TIMOTHY TOOTHMAN*Assistant Stage Manager
Timothy Toothman is the Artistic Associate at ATC. He has stage managed ATC’s productions of Lost in Yonkers, The Glass Menagerie, The Lady with All the Answers, Tuesdays with Morrie, The Immigrant and A Moon for the Misbegotten. Early in his career, 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. He was the Production Stage Manager for six seasons at the Vineyard Playhouse on Martha’s Vineyard.
ASHLEY SIMONAssistant to the Stage Manager
Ashley Simon was Assistant to the Stage Manager for Arizona Theatre Company’s Lost in Yonkers, Woody Guthrie’s American Song, Backwards in High Heels, The Glass Menagerie, Ain’t Misbehavin’, The Kite Runner, A Raisin in the Sun, Hair and The Lady with All the Answers. She was also the Production Stage Manager for ATC's Summer on Stage 2010 and 2011. Other recent credits include stage managing The Real Inspector Hound, The Decameron, The Four of Us, Othello and Immortal Longings with The Rogue Theatre and The Mousetrap, Same Time Next Year and Forever Plaid at The Theater Barn in the Berkshires. At Florida Stage, she was Assistant to the Stage Manager for the world premieres of Deborah Zoe Laufer’s End Days and Aaron Posner’s A Murder, A Mystery and A Marriage.