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November 2, 2005

Ford's Theatre - "A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas," Nov. 16-Dec. 31

From: Ford's Theatre - Nov 2, 2005

November 2, 2005 Contact: Joyce M. Patterson

Charles Dickens’s
A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas
adapted by
Michael Wilson
directed by
Matt August

(I-Caption Devices available for Deaf and Hard of Hearing)


Washington, DC—Ford’s Theatre kicks off the holiday season with its annual production of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas (November 16 – December 31) and the return of Michael Wilson’s wonderfully magical adaptation of this beloved classic.

The Washington Post last year called the regional premiere of Wilson’s adaptation an “A Christmas Carol with lots of spirit…” and noted that “just as enchanting in Ford’s production is Martin Rayner’s performance in the lead role.” This year, Rayner’s blusterous miserly Ebenezer Scrooge continues to bring renewed clarity to this famous villain, whose cruelty and ultimate redemption are the central themes and the very heart of one of literature’s most heralded stories.

Ford’s A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas turns a fantastical/magical spotlight on the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future as they all take on attributes of characters Scrooge encounters on the streets of London. Of course, the other familiar characters are present, including Bob Cratchit, his son Tiny Tim, and the rest of the Cratchit family, as well as Jacob Marley’s ghost, Mrs. Dilbert, Nephew Fred, the Fezziwigs and all the others.

“Ford’s is thrilled to once again present this wonderful adaptation of A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas, and we are especially delighted that Washington audiences have embraced this production, which brings new excitement and joy to this well-known story,” said Ford’s Producing Director Paul R. Tetreault. “It is, after all, the same A Christmas Carol with the same characters we all know and love, but with a sharper focus on the real meaning of the holiday spirit,” said Tetreault.

Although we all know this tale as A Christmas Carol, Dickens called his work A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas. In his 1843 preface, he wrote, “I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly….”

Director Matt August, who created Ford’s production, has returned to supervise this year’s holiday treasure. On Broadway, he served as associate director for Henry IV, Invention of Love and The Full Monty, which he also directed in Australia, winning a Helpmann Award nomination for best director. August has directed for regional theatres around the country, including San Diego’s Old Globe and Connecticut’s Long Wharf Theatre.

(Bios for cast and creatives attached.)

This production of A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas is made possible by the generous support of Sunoco, Inc., which for more than twenty-five years has underwritten this holiday production; BellSouth Corporation; Oshkosh Truck Corporation; The Procter & Gamble Company; and General Motors Corporation.

I-CAPTION Assistive Technology
This season, Ford’s also is proud to announce that I-Caption devices will be available throughout the run of A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas and will allow Deaf and hard of hearing patrons to follow the dialogue on stage. I-Caption technology is the latest innovation in assistive technology from Sound Associates, Inc., which has generously donated the devices to Ford’s Theatre. The I-Caption system features a proprietary handheld unit that displays the text of the entire show verbatim, in real time from any seat in the house. The text is automated and synchronized with sound and lighting cues to accommodate pacing variations from performance to performance. A polarized screen keeps nearby patrons from being distracted by light or moving text. The system made its debut in Deaf West’s production of Big River on Broadway and was available for all performances of the national touring companies as well as during the production at Ford’s Theatre.

Opening Act Workshops
During the run of A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas, Ford’s Theatre will host five Opening Act Workshops (November 30; December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15), which allow students to learn more about theatre appreciation. Students and teachers explore key themes, relationships and issues through interactive exercises, improvisation and discussion. Opening Act Workshops are free and custom designed for most Ford’s productions. For more information, call the Ford’s Theatre Sales and Marketing Office at (202) 638-2367.

Ford’s Theatre Society
Ford’s Theatre Society is a not-for-profit corporation created to produce live entertainment on Ford’s historic stage. Paul R. Tetreault is Producing Director. It is the mission of the Ford’s Theatre Society to honor President Lincoln and his love for the theatre by producing plays and musicals that celebrate and explore the American experience as revealed by America’s greatest theatre artists.

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Performance Schedule
Running: November 16 – December 31
Tues. - Sun. . 7:30 p.m.
Tues & Wed., Nov. 16, 17, 11 a.m. only
Sat. & Sun., Nov. 20 – Dec. 31, 2:30 p.m.
Wed. & Thurs., Nov. 30-Dec. 15, 12:00 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 23-30, 2:30 p.m.
(Exceptions: Mon., Nov. 21, 7:30 pm; Tues., Nov. 22, 12 pm mat; Sat., Dec. 3, matinee, closed for special event; Thanksgiving – theatre dark)

Sign interpreted performances
Sun., Dec. 11, at 2:30 p.m.
Tues, Dec. 20, at 7:30 p.m.

Audio described performances
Tues., Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 18, at 2:30 p.m.

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(In alphabetical order)

CLINTON BRANDHAGEN (Nephew Fred / Young Scrooge). Regional credits include: Arena Stage: Anna Christie; Kennedy Center: Mister Roberts; Folger Theatre: The Comedy of Errors ; Olney Theatre Center: Anna Karenina; Potomac Theatre Project: Piaf; Shakespeare Theatre Company: Romeo and Juliet; Kennedy Center, TYA: A Light in the Storm, Color Me Dark; Studio Theatre: The Invention of Love; Longacre Lea Productions: Dogg's Hamlet/Cahoot's Macbeth; Project Y: Terra Nova; Washington Shakespeare Company: Macbett, Love's Labours Lost. Training: Southern Methodist University and University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

MICHAEL BUNCE (1st Solicitor). Ford’s: The Matchmaker; Signature: Urinetown, Pacific Overtures; Kennedy Center: Regina with Patti LuPone; Olney Theatre Center: Wuthering Heights; Cumberland Theatre: Sweeney Todd, To Kill a Mockingbird. National tours: The Scarlet Pimpernel, Victor/Victoria with Toni Tennille. International: 42nd Street in Moscow. New York: Perfect Crime. Regional: Geva Theatre Center: Camelot; Barrington Stage: South Pacific; Blowing Rock: Camping with Henry and Tom.

MICHAEL JOHN CASEY (Bob Cratchit). Recent credits: Shakespeare Theatre Company: Senator of Venice/Fight Captain in Othello (dir. Michael Kahn). Other regional companies: African Continuum Theatre Company, Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, Catalyst Theater Company, Folger Theatre, Ford's Theatre, Imagination Stage, The Keegan Theatre, Kennedy Center, Longacre Lea Productions, Project Y Theatre, Purchased Experiences Theatre, Rorschach Theatre, Washington Shakespeare Company. Training: MFA, Acting, Catholic University of America; BA, Theatre Arts, Nazareth College of Rochester.

TERESA CASTRACANE (Mrs. Fred). Academy for Classical Acting, Shakespeare Theatre Company: Rosaline, Love’s Labours Lost; Chesapeake Shakespeare Company: Diana, Dog in the Manger. Regional: Empty Space Theatre: Agnes, School for Wives; The Woman, Scotland Road; Lucy, Dracula; Bathhouse Theatre: Ophelia, Hamlet; Hermia, Midsummer Night’s Dream; Juliet, Romeo and Juliet; Dr. Lorencova, Temptation; Madeleine, Indiscretions; Harriet, Bloody Poetry. Upcoming: Signature Theatre: Daisy Tittels, The Sex Habits of American Women. Education: MFA, Academy for Classical Acting; BA, Fordham University. A photographer, Teresa’s work is online at

ELLIOT DASH (Fruit Vendor Bert / Ghost of Christmas Present). Folger Theatre: Armin, Elizabeth The Queen; The Acting Company: Lord Capulet, Romeo and Juliet; Dr. Pinch, The Comedy of Errors ; Shakespeare Theatre Company: Sir Thomas Grey, Henry V; Shakespeare Theatre Young Company: Julius Ceasar, Julius Caesar; Longstreet Theatre: Othello, Othello; Lucio, Measure for Measure; The South Carolina Shakespeare

Company: Antipholus of Ephesus, The Comedy of Errors ; Wayside Theatre: TeeTot, Lost Highway; Northern Lights Playhouse: Joe, Show Boat; Plant Voice, Little Shop of Horrors; Al Lewis, The Sunshine Boys; Theatre BAM: School House Rock Live, national tour. Training: MFA, USC; Shakespeare Theatre Company: Full season internship.

CARLOS GONZALEZ (Clock Vendor). Theatre of the First Amendment: Nathan the Wise; A Dirty Shame, a John Waters film. Mr. Gonzalez celebrates thirty seasons of theatre work in DC at some of the area’s finest theatres. Education: Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas; British American Drama Academy; Balliol College, Oxford, England. The D.C. Commission on the Arts has twice honored Mr. Gonzalez, who returns to Ford’s in his favorite role.

MICHAEL GOODWIN (Jacob Marley/ Old Joe/Fezziwig Party Guest). Broadway: Cyrano, Ambassador, A Patriot For Me, Charley’s Aunt. Off-Broadway: Colette, Tango, What Every Woman Knows, Hamlet. Regional: Ford’s Theatre: The Matchmaker; Long Wharf Theatre: Betrayal; A.C.T. : High Society; Geva Theatre Company: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; Studio Theatre: Sylvia, The Steward of Christendom; Arena Stage: Coming of the Hurricane. Film: The New World, Songcatcher, Lolita, Road to Wellville, Dead Pool. TV: The District, Law & Order, among others. Recently completed seventh of the last ten years at the Contemporary American Theatre Festival in Shepherdstown, WV, performing leading roles in American Tet and Father Joy.

KIMBERLY PARKER GREEN (Belle). Olney Theatre Center, Venus; Imagination Stage: Perfectly Persephone; National Players Summer Tour: Romeo and Juliet; and Boston Playwrights Theatre: The Glider. A graduate of Boston University’s School of Theatre Arts, she can be seen in Round House Theatre’s upcoming production of Midwives.

BILL HENSEL (Mr. Fezziwig). Previous roles: Officer Krupp, The Time of Your Life; Bishop and the Captain, Anything Goes; Catesby, Richard III; Clement Moore, A Visit from St. Nicholas; Pinchas the Scholar, The Wise Men of Chelm; Rudolfo, Naughty Marietta; Colonel Popoff, The Chocolate Soldier. Proud member of Actors' Equity.

ILIANA INOCENCIO (Fred’s Sister). A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas marks Iliana’s professional debut! Favorite credits with various local theaters include: Maria, West Side Story; Belle, Beauty and the Beast; Tuptim, The King and I; Ensemble, Miss Saigon. Other credits: numerous vocal performances at The Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines and at the Kennedy Center. Training: currently pursuing a BM in musical theater at Catholic University of America.

KATHLEEN KULIKOWSKI (Martha). Ford’s: Songs From the Tall Grass and Inherit the Wind. Kathleen, 18 years old, is a senior at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, Maryland. A voice and dance student for nine years, she currently studies voice with Lisa Carrier and dance with The Musical Theater Center. She plans to major in musical theater next year in college.
AMY McWILLIAMS (Mrs. Cratchit). Ford’s Theatre: A Christmas Carol, The Grapes of Wrath, Inherit the Wind; Signature Theatre: Urinetown, Zander’s Boat, In The Garden, The Fix, Working; Kennedy Center: Eunice, A Streetcar Named Desire; Frieda/Betty, Sunday in the Park with George; Merrily We Roll Along; Woolly Mammoth/Theatre J: Belle Stark, Rocket to the Moon; Keegan Theatre: Terry, Sideman; Blanche, A Streetcar Named Desire; May, Fool for Love. Also appeared with Theatre of the First Amendment, Imagination Stage and American Century Theater.

CLAUDIA MILLER (Mrs. Dilber / Mrs. Fezziwig / Mother at Doll Stand). Ford's Theatre: A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas; Boulevard Theatre: Farenheit 451; Mad Arts Theatre: Chamber Music; Civic Stage of Orlando: Widow's Blind Date; Kreeger Theatre: Pins and Needles; Stratford Summer Theatre: Holiday. National tour: My One and Only. Television: Safe Harbor, From Earth to the Moon directed by Sally Field, Noel's House Party for the BBC, America's Most Wanted, Swamp Thing. Composer-playwright, multi-award winning children's video, Pinatta's View.

KIP PIERSON (Dick Wilkins / Topper). Shakespeare Theatre Company: Donalbain, Macbeth; Lord Lovell, Richard III; Academy for Classical Acting: Shakespeare Theatre Company: The Ward, Women Beware Women and Berowne, Love’s Labours Lost; Kennedy Center: Lindstrom, Mister Roberts; Catalyst Theater Company: Shkspr Prjct. Shakespeare festivals include SSE, Virginia, Wisconsin, Colorado, North Carolina and Orlando playing Mistress Quickly, Merry Wives; Dromio of Syr., The Comedy of Errors , A&C; R&J; AYLI; The Complete History of America Abridged; Dr. Faustus; Henry VI, Pt. III; MSND; Hamlet; Claudio, Much Ado. Film & TV: Roadtrip; Law & Order: SVU. MFA from The Shakespeare Theatre Academy for Classical Acting.

MARTIN RAYNER (Ebenezer Scrooge). Martin is delighted to return to Ford's to reprise his role as Scrooge. Since last year he has performed in the American premier of The Bird Sanctuary with Hayley Mills and played the lead in the NPR broadcast of 16 Wounded. He spent much of the year in LA doing TV, cartoons and voice work, including a Tiger Woods Nike commercial. In New York, recent Broadway shows include 16 Wounded, and at Lincoln Center: Pater in Stoppard's The Invention of Love. Other New York appearances include The Public Theatre: Charles VI and Gower in Henry V (Central Park); Minetta Lane: Henry in Travels with My Aunt (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards); The Public Theatre: Frizer in Kit Marlowe; Cherry Lane Theatre: Hans in 16 Wounded. Martin has appeared at Yale Rep: Underground and You Never Can Tell; McCarter Theatre: Loot; Long Wharf Theatre: Travels with My Aunt; A.R.T.: King Lear, When We Dead Awaken for Robert Wilson; The Wilma Theatre: The Invention of Love and The Magic Fire and numerous other theatres across America. In Hollywood he was the evil Dr. Chaotica in Star Trek: Voyager and has appeared in guest roles on such TV shows as Frasier, Law & Order: CI, Central Park West, Benjamin Franklin, Dangerous Curves, and the cartoon, Mike, Lu, & Ogg. Movies include The Buddha of Suburbia, Talk Radio, Victor/Victoria, Problem Child and numerous

independent movies. Other credits: Geffen Playhouse: Abbe de Coulmier in Quills (Dramalogue Award). Martin will appear in the upcoming Stoppard trilogy, The Coast of Utopia, at Lincoln Center. He has written several produced plays and just finished a new comedy called Critchlow and Gooderidge. He is currently, happily quagmired in writing a novel entitled Handsome Neville.

SUZANNE RICHARD (Doll Vendor / Ghost of Christmas Past). Folger Theatre: Fool, All’s Well That Ends Well; Open Circle Theatre: Grusha, Caucasian Chalk Circle, Woman, Laughing Wild; Washington Shakespeare Company: company member: Witch of Capri, The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore; Bottom, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Nurse, Titus Andronicus; Imagination Stage: Persephone, Perfectly Persephone; Studio Secondstage: Dr. Brodsky, A Clockwork Orange; Project Y: Theresa, Crackwalker. Film: Franmeister, The Snowflake Crusade. BA in theatre from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Co-founder and Artistic Director of Open Circle Theatre.

Todd Scofield (2nd Solicitor). Shakespeare Theatre Company: Lady Windermere’s Fan and Henry IV, Parts I-II; Kennedy Center: Mister Roberts; Round House Theatre: Tabletop. Regional: Barter Theatre: Shenandoah, Hamlet and The Devil’s Dream; Charlotte Repertory: The Misanthrope; Playmakers: All’s Well That Ends Well. Three seasons at North Carolina Shakespeare Festival: Love’s Labours Lost, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Three Sisters, The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, Henry V, Hamlet and The Comedy of Errors . Also, Burning Coal Theatre, Manbites Dog Theater and Temple Theatre. Training: MFA, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Academy for Classical Acting.


MICHAEL BANNIGAN (Tiny Tim Cratchit). Commercials and print advertisements. Michael is a nine-year-old fourth grader. He plays violin, guitar, percussion and holds a brown belt in karate.

JORDAN BROWN (Child Beggar/Boy at Market/Ignorance). Ford’s debut. Other roles: Guys and Dolls, The Phantom Tollbooth. He is a ninth grade student at Robinson High School in Fairfax, VA.

MILES BUTLER (Peter Cratchit / Schoolboy). Ford's: Winfield Joad, The Grapes of Wrath; Children of Eden; Folger Theatre: Sampson, Romeo and Juliet; Imagination Stage: James and the Giant Peach; Olney Theatre Center: Carousel.

ORLA CONWAY (Daughter at Doll Stand / Schoolboy / Want). Interlochen: Washer Woman/Judge, Toad’s Adventures; Levine School of Music: Big Bad Wolf, Granny Awards; School: Peter, Peter Pan; Echo, Echo and Narcissus.

MICHAEL FOWLE (Child Beggar / Boy at Market / Ignorance). Twelve years old, home schooled. Some previous shows: Once On This Island, Bye Bye Birdie, A Christmas Carol, Cinderella and For He Had Great Possessions.

KENT JENKINS (Tiny Tim Cratchit). Ford’s Theatre: Tiny Tim, A Christmas Carol; Tantallon Community Players: Edgar, Ragtime. Kent is a third grade student at Burgundy Farm Country Day School in Alexandria, VA.

KATE KLEIGER (Belinda Cratchit / Schoolboy). Fiddler on the Roof; Annie Get Your Gun, Anything Goes, Brigadoon, Washington Revels Christmas show. Seventh grader, Sidwell Friends School. Studies voice with Jeff Levin.

ALEXANDRA PALTING (Daughter at Doll Stand / Schoolboy / Want). Laurel Mill Playhouse: Amaryllis in The Music Man, Jr.; four seasons of featured roles at The Young Artists Theatre, Laurel, MD. Sixth grader at St. Louis School in Clarksville, MD.

NATALIE PEREZ-DUEL (Fan). Ford’s Theatre: A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas; The Musical Theater Center: Fiddler on the Roof, The Wiz, Music Man, Les Misérables, The Wizard of Oz; Tappers With Attitude Youth Ensemble.

WILLIAM SOLLER (Peter Cratchit/ Schoolboy). Recent credits: Ugly, Honk!; won first place at the Regional Middle School Shakespeare Monologue Competition, English-Speaking Union. Studies stage combat with L. Ressegger.

RACHEL WEBER (Belinda Cratchit / Schoolboy). Warner Brothers: Syrianna; The Children’s Theatre: Beauty and the Beast; Herndon Players: Fiddler on the Roof. Seventh grade; Seneca Ridge Middle School; acting three years.

ANNA ZIMMERMAN (Fan). Montgomery Playhouse, Potomac Community Theatre, Montgomery College; Grease, Anatasia Krupnik, Ragtime, The Sound of Music. Anna is a seventh grader at St. Jane de Chantal School, Bethesda.

MATT AUGUST (Director). Broadway: Associate Director: Henry IV, Invention of Love, Imaginary Friends, The Full Monty, national tours. International: Director: The Full Monty, Australia, Helpmann Award nomination for best director and best musical. Regional and NY: TheatreWorks: Baby Taj; The Acting Company: Two Gentlemen of Verona; SPF-NYC: Mimesophobia; Ford’s Theatre: A Christmas Carol; Old Globe: Time Flies, Food Chain; Long Wharf Theatre: 16 Wounded w/ Martin Landau; Hangar Theatre: All In the Timing, The Complete History of America Abridged; NY Musical Theatre Festival: Meet John Doe; National Shakespeare Company: Romeo and Juliet; Next Stages/Boston Playwrights: Jump Rope; Cap 21 HIF: True Romances; Cherry Lane: 16 Wounded; HERE: Howard Barker's Judith; and CalArts: The Castle. Hangar Lab: The Tempest, Velvet Ropes, Free to Be; Acting Co. Education: Merry Wives of Windsor. Upcoming: TheatreWorks, LA: The Real Dr. Strangelove. Other: Drama League fellow, award nominator and fellowship selection panelist. Recipient of the Phil Killian Directing Fellowship, Oregon Shakespeare; '98 Resident Assistant Director at the Old Globe; Repertory Director for The Acting Company '99-00 tour. MFA, California Institute of the Arts.

MICHAEL WILSON (Adapter). Mr. Wilson’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol is in its eighth year at Hartford Stage and is beginning its tenth year this holiday season at the Alley Theatre. Now in his eighth season with the Hartford Stage, he has directed eighteen productions including the premieres of the Broadway comedy Enchanted April, the world premieres of Horton Foote’s The Carpetbagger’s Children and Eve Ensler’s Necessary Targets, both of which transferred Off-Broadway in 2002. Under his leadership, Hartford Stage has focused on the development of new work, with fourteen world premieres, six Broadway or Off-Broadway transfers and seven festivals. Most recently, Mr. Wilson directed Floyd and Cleo Under the Western Sky and the world premiere of David Grimm’s The Learned Ladies of Park Avenue.

G.W. MERCIER (Set Designer). Broadway: Vivian Beaumont: Juan Darien: A Carnival Mass by Julie Taymor and Eliott Goldenthal, (Tony nomination for scenery; two Drama Desk nominations, scenery and costumes). Recent NY work: Vineyard Theatre: Miracle Brothers; Minetta Lane: Five Course Love. Regional: Long Wharf Theatre: A Midsummer Night's Dream; Baltimore Symphony: Holiday Spectacular; Geva Theatre Company: Vigil; Denver Theatre Center: Measure for Measure; Portland Stage and San Jose Rep: The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow. More than 350 of his designs have been realized in film, television, opera, dance and musical theatre, and he is fortunate to work with many amazing theatre artists.

FABIO TOBLINI (Costume Designer). Off-Broadway world premieres: Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Batboy the Musical; Intrigue with Faye. Opera: Portland Opera: Macbeth; National Reisopera Holland: L’Opera Seria. Fabio’s work also has been seen at the Alley Theatre, The Guthrie Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Long Wharf Theatre, Gotham Chamber Opera, Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, The Children’s Theatre Company and in tours around the country.

PAT COLLINS (Lighting Designer). Broadway: Doubt, Proof, A Moon for the Misbegotten, An American Daughter, Once Upon a Mattress, A Delicate Balance, The Sisters Rosensweig, Conversations with My Father, Lucifer’s Child, The Heidi Chronicles, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Sherlock’s Last Case, Death and the King’s Horseman, Arsenic and Old Lace.

MICHAEL CREASON (Sound Designer). Designed/composed music: NYSF / Old Globe: Two Noble Kinsmen; Centerstage: Three Tall Women; The Acting Company: Two Gentlemen of Verona; Fringe: Eleanor Rigby Is Waiting. Sound Designs: NYTW: Songs From an Unmade Bed; Ford’s: A Christmas Carol; SPF: Mimesophobia; ATF: Girl in the Frame; ATF/Fringe: Mimi Le Duck; NYSF: Dogeaters, co-design with Mark Bennett; Drama Desk and Lortel nominations; Strawdog Theatre Company: Measure For Measure, two Chicago Jeff Awards, sound/music. Designer’s associate - B’Way: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Take Me Out, Enchanted April, The Goat, Proof, Anne Frank, Golden Child, Wrong Mountain. Lincoln Center: Henry IV. Tours: White Christmas, Here Lies Jenny, Proof. Provided sound for Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown, NY, for eight seasons.

MARK BENNETT (Composer). Broadway: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Henry IV, Golda's Balcony, Tartuffe, The Goat, Lily Tomlin's The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life, The Lion in Winter, A View From the Bridge and London Assurance. Off-Broadway: NYTW: Beckett / Albee, Valhalla, The Seagull (Mike Nichols, dir.), Dogeaters (with Mike Creason), and eight Shakespeare productions at The Public Theater, among others. Regional: Centerstage: Lady Windemere's Fan, The Miser and more than twenty other productions. Williamstown Theatre Festival: As You Like It, The Matchmaker, and Dead End, among others. Honors: Seven Drama Desk nominations and a 1998 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Sound Design; 2002 Yamaha Artist.

GEORGE FULGINITI-SHAKAR (Choral Director). Received six prestigious Helen Hayes Award nominations for music direction and conducting: Arena Stage: Camelot, South Pacific and Animal Crackers; Shakespeare Theatre Company: The Oedipus Plays starring Avery Brooks and The Comedy of Errors ; Folger Theatre: Mad About the Bard starring Floyd King. Choral master for the "International U.S. Army Soldier Show Tours," 2001-2005; and music director, Arena Stage: Damn Yankees.

TOM WATSON (Wig and Hair Designer). Head of the wig department, The Metropolitan Opera. Recent credits: Ford’s Theatre: Leading Ladies, The Member of the Wedding, A Christmas Carol, The Matchmaker; Kennedy Center: Tennessee Williams Explored. Other credits: Santa Fe Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, New York Theatre Workshop, A.R.T. of Boston, Manhattan Theatre Club, and the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. On Broadway he designed In My Life, Dirty Blonde, Jane Eyre, Into the Woods, Amour, Wicked, Assassins, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Anna in the Tropics. Upcoming on Broadway: Lestat.

LIZ WOODMAN (Casting). Liz Woodman cast many plays in New York including Sugar Babies, Timon of Athens (National Actors Theatre), Cowgirls, Not About Nightingales (NY & London) and A Thousand Clowns. She cast The Full Monty in New York, London and on tour (Artios nominations). Current regional theatres: The Old Globe, The Acting Company, Madison Repertory Theatre. TV: Loving (Artios nominations), Another World, Texas, Dottie. Memberships: Casting Society of America, ATAS, League of Professional Theatre Women. She is proud to have been nominated for an Artios Award for The Matchmaker at Ford's.

KARMA CAMP (Choreographer). Broadway: The Graduate; A Streetcar Named Desire, Merrily We Roll Along; Kennedy Center: BIG, first national tour; Off-Broadway: Never the Sinner. Honors: Three Helen Hayes Award nominations for Arena Stage: Shakespeare in Hollywood; Kennedy Center: Nijinsky’s Last Dance; and Signature Theatre: Cabaret. NSO Gala with Marvin Hamlisch. Ms. Camp is an artistic associate at Signature Theatre, where she has choreographed more than twenty productions.