Creative Team Bios
Jeffrey Hatcher is the author of 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 [title of show] and Hair. 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.
MARCIA DIXCY JORYCostume Designer
Marcia Dixcy Jory returns to Arizona Theatre Company where she designed costumes for Somebody/Nobody. Ms. Jory's regional theatre credits include ACT Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Intiman Theatre, Seattle Children's Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Long Wharf Theatre, Hartford Stage, Opera Company of Boston, Kentucky Opera, Manhattan Theatre Club and Circle in the Square Downtown. As a Resident Costume Designer for Actors Theatre of Louisville, she designed over seventy productions. She teaches at Santa Fe University of Art and Design and her book on costume design “The Ingenue in White” is published by Smith and Kraus. Visit her website: marciadixcyjory.com.
DENNIS PARICHYLighting Designer
Dennis Parichy designed Arizona Theatre Company’s productions of To Kill a Mockingbird, The Pajama Game, Twelfth Night, A Streetcar Named Desire, Talley’s Folly, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Ghosts and the world premiere of Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, among others. He has been designing for forty years and has worked on Broadway, Off-Off Broadway and in regional theatre and opera. Mr. Parichy’s Broadway credits include Talley’s Folly(Tony nomination), Crimes of the Heart, As Is, Burn This, Penn & Teller: The Refrigerator Tour, Redwood Curtain(Tony nomination), Coastal Disturbances, The Water Engine and Fifth of July(Tony nomination). He served as Resident Lighting Designer for Circle Repertory Company from 1975 to 1995 and he is an Affiliate Artist of People’s Light & Theatre Company near Philadelphia. His recent designs include King Lear and Nathan the Wise for People’s Light & Theatre Company, 42nd Street and Is He Dead? for Pioneer Theatre Company and Misalliance for Olney Theatre Center. He teaches lighting design at Purchase College. He has received an Obie, several DramaLogue Awards, the Drama Desk Award and an ariZoni Award for his designs.
JOSH SCHMIDTComposer/Sound Designer
Josh Schmidt designed the Broadway production of Brighton Beach Memoirs (with Fitz Patton). Off-Broadway, he has worked as Composer/Co-Author on ADD1NG MACH1N3 (Minetta Lane Theatre) and Whida Peru (59E59 Theaters); he has composed incidental scores for When the Rain Stops Falling (Lincoln Center Theater), Fifty Words (MCC Theater); and was Sound Designer for Crime and Punishment (59E59), among many others. In Chicago, he was Composer/Co-Author of A Minister’s Wife (Writers Theatre); and has been Composer/Sound Designer for Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Writers’ Theatre (Associate Artist) and many others. His regional credits include over 100 productions at venues across the country including The Kennedy Center, Ford's Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Alley Theatre, The Cleveland Play House, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Delaware Theatre Company, nine seasons at American Players Theatre (including the recent world premiere of the original musical Gift of the Magi), Milwaukee Repertory Theater, and many others. Mr. Schmidt is a Lecturer at several universities, including Harvard, Suffolk, Mississippi-Oxford, Illinois-Urbana/Champaign, Wisconsin-Madison and Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His work was presented as part of the Prague Quadrennial in 2007.
Jennifer Bazzel is the Literary Manager of Arizona Theatre Company, where she has provided dramaturgical assistance for many shows including Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, The Lady with All the Answers, Enchanted April, I Am My Own Wife, Molly’s Delicious, Macbeth, Copenhagen and A Moon for the Misbegotten, as well as the world premieres of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, among others. At ATC, Ms. Bazzell also serves on the committee that determines the winner of the Arizona Playwriting Award and the National Latino Playwriting Award. She is also the Program Manager for the Teen Critic Program in Tucson. She has taught at the University of Arizona, has been a reader for the NEA/TCG Theatre Residency Program for Playwrights and has also served as Dramaturg for the Arizona Repertory Theatre production of Romeo and Juliet. Ms. Bazzell has a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Theory and an MA in Theatre Studies from the University of Arizona.
GLENN BRUNERProduction Stage Manager
Glenn Bruner is in his fourteenth season at ATC where he has stage managed, among many others, Woody Guthrie’s American Song, [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.
BRUNO INGRAMAssistant Stage Manager
Bruno Ingram has worked as an Assistant Stage Manager at Arizona Theatre Company on a variety of productions. His regional credits as Stage Manager include The Cleveland Play House, Pasadena Playhouse, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, Theatre for a New Audience and Great Lakes Theatre Festival.
TIMOTHY TOOTHMANAssistant Stage Manager
Timothy Toothman is the Artistic Associate at Arizona Theatre Company. He has stage managed ATC’s productions of The Glass Menagerie, The Lady with All the Answers, Touch the Names, Tuesdays with Morrie, The Immigrant and A Moon for the Misbegotten.
ALENA FASTAssistant to the Stage Manager
Alena Fast was the Assistant to the Stage Manager for ATC's productions of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Second City Does Arizona, [title of show] and George is Dead. She has also worked in stage management at the Utah Shakespearean Festival, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Syracuse Stage and Berkeley Repertory Theatre. She has a BA in Theatre Studies from Guilford College.