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February 19 - March 22

Once

The story of a guy who gave up on love and music, and the captivating woman who inspired him to dream again. He spends his days working at his father’s Dublin fix-it shop and his nights playing music in pubs. He is on the verge of giving up music altogether when he meets her: a Czech immigrant who refuses to let him abandon his guitar. Over the course of a week, this friendship grows into a musical collaboration and, ultimately, a powerful (but complicated) love. Featuring all of the magical songs from the critically-acclaimed 2007 film, including the Oscar-winning “Falling Slowly,” this beautiful, joyously melodic show celebrates the power of music to connect us all. Winner of eight Tony Awards including “Best Musical” and “Best Book,” and the Grammy Award for “Best Musical Theatre Album.”

Book by Enda Walsh      Music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová

Based on the Motion Picture Written and Directed by John Carney     Directed by Mark Cuddy

Music Director Don Kot     A Co-production with Syracuse Stage



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BILLY COHEN | Svec

BILLY COHEN is excited to be making his Geva Theatre Center debut. Credits include the tour of Soul Doctor, Billy Elliot at Goodspeed, Million Dollar Quartet at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma and ZACH Theater, Oklahoma! at Weston Playhouse; Peter and the Starcatcher at Theatre Aspen, Striking 12 at Prospect Theater, Once at The Engeman, and Fiddler on the Roof at The Barn. Princeton University.  www.billyjcohen.com.

ELLIOT GREER | Guy

ELLIOT GREER (Guy) is thrilled to be a part of this production and honored to be given the opportunity to play one of his favorite roles. Originally from Scotland, Elliot is a singer/songwriter who moved to NYC on a full scholarship to study musical theatre at AMDA. Select performances include playing the roles of John in Miss Saigon at Chicago’s Paramount Theater and Liam in Held Momentarily at the Soho Playhouse, singing lead vocals for Deep Purple’s Concerto for Group and Orchestra, and performing alongside Broadway legends for Chita Rivera’s Tribute Concert at Carnegie Hall. Lately, Elliot has been touring with the Broadway Band, playing solo gigs around NYC, and working on new music with Byron Issacs from The Lumineers. Elliot’s first album, No Good at Growing Up, is available on Spotify and Apple Music. He’d like to thank the heads of this production, The Mine, his parents, and Jess for believing in him.

MAGGIE HOLLINBECK | Baruška

MAGGIE HOLLINBECK is thrilled to make her Geva Theatre Center debut and to be back in Dublin with some old — and new — friends! National Tours include Once (Baruška standby) and Annie (Connie Boylan). Off-Broadway credits include Red Roses, Green Gold (Miss Glendine). Regionally, Maggie has worked at Bucks County Playhouse, Ivoryton Playhouse, Pittsburgh CLO, Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute, Utah Shakespeare Festival, B Street Theatre, New Helvetia Theatre, Sacramento Theatre Company, Goodspeed Opera House, and Pasadena Playhouse. Big love to the team at Lucille DiCampli Artist Representation. IG: @maggiehollinbeck. Web: www.maggiehollinbeck.com. Music: grahamsobelman.bandcamp.com. Thank you for supporting your local arts organization! VOTE.

KENNEDY KLEPS | Ivonka

KENNEDY KLEPS is ecstatic to be making her theatre debut at Geva Theatre Center.  Her previous experience include role as a page in The Nutcracker at Eastman Theater, Commercial modeling for the YMCA, Print Modeling, Runway Model for Rochester Summer Nights 2018, Runway Model for Rochester Fashion Week 2018 & 2019. Kennedy lives in Webster. She has two brothers and is enrolled at St. Rita School. Her favorite subject is math. Kennedy is bilingual; Spanish and enjoys traveling, especially to see her family in the Dominican Republic.  She is in ice-skating, and swim lessons.  In addition to dancing and playing chef she likes spending time with her friends.  Kennedy will like to dedicate her performance to her Godmother Kate Sarkis, Great Aunts; Mari Cabrera and Minelis Ozoria who are cancer survivors.

KENT M. LEWIS | Eamon/Music Captain

KENT M. LEWIS makes his Geva Theatre Center debut in Once. A veteran of the first national tours of Billy Elliot (Swing) and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (understudy for Caractacus Potts), the Las Vegas production of Mamma Mia (understudy for Bill and Sam), and the Off-Broadway premiere of Lerner and Loewe’s The Day Before Spring (Harry Scott), Kent enjoys portraying a wide variety of characters on the stage. Originally from Clarendon Hills, Illinois, Kent has visited many towns across the U.S.A. in regional theatre productions as actor, choreographer, and as director. Favorite Directing/Choreographing credits include Grease, Guys and Dolls, Meet Me in St. Louis, Fiddler on the Roof, Freaky Friday, The Music Man, and The Baker’s Wife.  Favorite roles include: Will Parker in Oklahoma! at Mark II in Orlando, FL; Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music at Enchanted Hills Playhouse in Syracuse, IN; and Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls at Bridge-Vu Dinner Theatre in Valparaiso, IN. Kent has brought Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire musical to six  theatres, including the Mercury Theatre, Chicago; The Milwaukee Rep; and The Wyoming Theatre Festival. www.kentmlewis.com

ADRIAN LOPEZ | Andrej

ADRIAN LOPEZ is thrilled to join the cast of Once and make his Geva Theatre Center debut! He is excited to collaborate with other actor/musicians as well as sharing this experience with the lovely people of Rochester. Graduate of SHSU (B.F.A. Musical Theatre c/o 2018) Adrian was recently Lin Manuel Miranda in the National Tour of Spamilton: An American Parody! Endless gratitude to Clear Talent Group, The Open Jar Institute, my friends, mi familia, and every teacher I’ve ever had. IG: adrian_lopezz

BENJAMIN MAGNUSON | Bank Manager

BENJAMIN MAGNUSON is thrilled to be making his debut at Geva Theatre Center! Most recently, Ben played Lemml in the Chicago premiere of Paula Vogel’s Indecent at Victory Gardens, directed by Gary Griffin. Other regional credits include work with American Conservatory Theater, The Cape Playhouse, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Human Race Theater Company, La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, Marriott Lincolnshire and Paper Mill Playhouse. Favorite New York credits are Sweeney Todd (2005 Broadway Revival, 2007 Tour), Guys and Dolls (2009 Broadway Revival), Les Misérables (25th Anniversary Tour), and Once (1st National Tour and Broadway). TV and Film credits include 30 Rock, Chicago Justice and The Other Guys.

MIA MARIN | Ivonka

MIA MARIN makes her Geva Theatre Center debut in Once. She has participated in several Drama Kids International classes and plays.  During the summer of 2019 she was excited to play the co-lead and main villain in a comedic circus production.  Also, in the spring of 2019 she played the role of a musical crew member of a pirate ship.  Mia is currently studying the ukulele and enjoys piano.  She loves soccer in the summer and gymnastics class during the winter months.

NICHOLAS MONGIARDO-COOPER | Billy

NICHOLAS MONGIARDO-COOPER has appeared Off-Broadway in Rothschild & Sons, Lonesome Traveler, and Julius Caesar. Regional appearances include 33 1/3: House of Dreams at San Diego Rep;  Matilda at 5Star;  Sweeney Todd, Once, and Shakespeare In Love at South Coast Rep; King Lear at Rubicon; Harvey, and End Of The Rainbow at Laguna; Our Lady of 121st St. at RedHouse;  A Midsummer Night’s Dream at SBCCLO;  Side Show at La Jolla; Of Mice And Men, Side By Side By Sondheim, Sherlock Holmes, Laughter on the 23rd Floor,  and Words By: Ira Gershwin at NCRT. His television credits include Fuller House (Netflix, WB); Superstore (NBCUniversal); and Casual (Hulu). He attended LaGuardia HS and received a B.F.A. from NYU. He is a proud Equity member. nicholasmongiardocooper.com

RACHEL MULCAHY | Ex-Girlfriend/ Dance Captain

RACHEL MULCAHY is beyond excited to be making her Geva Theatre Center debut! She currently resides in NYC, but originally hails from Syracuse and is thrilled to be doing this special show so close to home. Past credits include Bright Star at Florida Studio Theatre; The Buddy Holly Story at Forestburgh Playhouse; Once at Northern Stage; Ivoryton Playhouse and The Engeman Theater; Shakespeare in Love at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival; Ring of Fire at Timberlake Playhouse; and the National Tour of A Charlie Brown Christmas. She would like to thank this fabulous cast and creative team as well as her family and ATB Talent. @raymulcay www.rachelmulcahy.com

KRISTOPHER SAINT-LOUIS | Emcee

KRISTOPHER SAINT-LOUIS is thrilled to be a part of this Once company. Recent credits include in George in Godspell at Saint Michaels Playhouse and Bank Manager in Once at Pioneer Theatre Company. Other credits include Benny in In the Heights and Berger in Hair at NYU and a subtle Distinction in Fortress if solitude (NYU Grad Acting). He thanks the whole cast and creative team for a wonderful experience. Follow his gaming stream at twitch.tv/Saaucely

SAMANTHA SAYAH | Girl

SAMANTHA SAYAH is ecstatic to be making her Geva Theatre Center debut. NY/Regional credits include West Side Story, Pippin, James and the Giant Peach at Summer Theatre of New Canaan; In the Heights at Pittsburgh Musical Theatre; and Joey and Ron at the Players Theatre. Additional credits include Disney Cruise Line, Tokyo Disney Resort, and the National Tour of Junie B. Jones. B.F.A. Montclair State University. Special thanks to The Luedtke Agency and Mark. Love to Mom & Dad, Michelle, and Dante. www.samsayah.com / @samanthasayah.

E J ZIMMERMAN | Reza

E J ZIMMERMAN makes her Geva Theatre Center debut in Once. Broadway credits include Les Misérables (Eponine u/s); and she appeared in the National Tour of Avenue Q. Other favorites include Nancy in Oliver! At Goodspeed Opera House; Kim in Miss Saigon at Arvada Center (Henry Award), the Riverside Theatre, and others; Stuck; Sundance Institute Theatre Lab; Cabaret at Oguma Playhouse; Reza in Once at Pioneer Theatre; and especially all the roles originated and developed in readings and festivals. Proud Terp and AEA member. “Love and enormous gratitude to my family, friends, and Avalon Artists Group for supporting me always. And Mrs. Vosough, who taught me to play the violin.” #REPRESENTATIONMATTERS @ejzimmerman47 www.ejzimmerman.com

KURT ZISCHKE | Da

KURT ZISCHKE makes his Geva Theatre Center debut in Once.  Broadway, Off-Broadway and  National Tours include Signs Of Life, Whistle Down The Wind, The Buddy Holly Story, The Three Sisters, Antigone, King Lear, A Doll’s House, The Beaux’ Stratagem, George Abbott’s Broadway, Barbara’s Blue Kitchen, and Ulysses In Nighttown, among others. Regionally he has appeared across the country in over 130 productions ranging from Julius Caesar (Brutus) to My Fair Lady (Henry Higgins) at such theatres as The Repertory Theatre Of St. Louis, The Old Globe, Northern Stage, The Alliance, The Huntington, The Pioneer, Cincinnati Playhouse, Westport Country  Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public, La Jolla Playhouse, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Arkansas Rep, and the Utah, New Jersey, and Alabama Shakespeare Festivals. He is a graduate of Stanford University and The Neighborhood Playhouse, where he studied under Sanford Meisner.  Kurt is married to Actress Victoria Adams-Zischke, and they are most proud of their 15 year-old daughter, Scout, who is attending the Storm King School in Cornwall, NY

ENDA WALSH | Book

ENDA WALSH is an acclaimed playwright, screenwriter and director. His recent work includes the play Arlington and the opera The Second Violinist which both premiered at the Galway International Arts Festival in 2016 and 2017 respectively. He also worked on the new musical, Lazarus, with David Bowie, which opened at New York Theatre Workshop in December 2015. His work has been translated into many languages and has been performed internationally since 1996. In 2014 he received an Honorary Doctorate from Galway University. Enda is currently adapting and directing Max Porter’s Grief is the Thing with Feathers for Complicité.

GLEN HANSARD | Music & Lyrics

GLEN HANSARD is an award-winning musician with a host of real-life songs and lilting vocals that reflect a passion for his diverse influences. Film: The Commitments and Once. Albums: Didn’t He Ramble, Rhythm and Repose, Strict Joy, the soundtrack of Once (Academy Award for Best Original Song, “Falling Slowly”; Olivier award for Outstanding Musical Contribution), The Swell Season, The Cost, Burn the Maps, Set List, For the Birds, Dance the Devil, Fitzcarraldo and Another Love Song. Glen is currently touring the world supporting his latest solo album release Between Two Shores

MARKÉTA IRGLOVÁ | Music & Lyrics

MARKÉTA IRGLOVÁ is an Academy Award-winning musician and actor born in the Czech Republic. Film: Once and Milluji tě Modře. Albums: Muna, Anar, The Swell Season, the soundtrack of Once (Academy Award for Best Original Song, ‘Falling Slowly’, Olivier award for Outstanding Musical Contribution), Strict Joy. Markéta is currently writing songs for her third solo album alongside various other musical projects for stage and screen. She is due to have her third baby in Iceland this year.

JOHN CARNEY | Motion Picture Writer and Director

JOHN CARNEY is a Dublin-based writer-director who came to the world’s attention following the box office hit and critically acclaimed musical feature film Once, which garnered multiple Independent Spirit, Sundance and Raindance awards. Previously, John was a bassist in the Irish rock band the Frames, where he met Glen Hansard. These musical roots continue to be evident in John’s work with his latest production, Can a Song Save Your Life?. Other projects include Dogs of Babel for David Heyman and Nathan Kahane starring Steve Carrell and a feature adaptation of M.R. James’s Casting the Runes for Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson.

MARK CUDDY | Director

MARK CUDDY is in his twenty-fifth season as Artistic Director of Geva Theatre Center. He has directed over fifty productions for Geva including the musicals Sweeney Todd, Company, The Music Man, Urinetown, 1776, Pump Boys and Dinettes, Five Course Love, and the world premieres of Convenience by Gregg Coffin and Famous Orpheus with Garth Fagan Dance. He is also the adaptor and director of Geva’s annual holiday production, A Christmas Carol. Plays directed at Geva include The Humans, Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End, To Kill a Mockingbird, Sylvia, Fences, Clybourne Park, Private Lives, and the East Coast premieres of House and Garden among many others. Mr. Cuddy has also led, and directed plays at, the Cape Playhouse, the Sacramento Theatre Company and the Idaho Shakespeare Festival.

 

DON KOT | Music Director

DON KOT is Resident Music Director and Affiliate Artist at Geva Theatre Center where he celebrates his nineteenth season!  Geva productions include La Cage aux Folles, Hair, In the Heights, The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Little Shop of Horrors, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, All Your Questions Answered (world premiere), Next to NormalSister’s Christmas Catechism, Avenue Q, CompanyThe Music ManFive Course LoveSweeney ToddCabaretUrinetownA Chorus LineCamelot1776A Christmas Carol (2002 – present), Convenience and as part of the Festival of New Plays, The Shaggs: Philosophy of the WorldOne For My Babyright next to me, Tomorrowland and An Evening with Mrs. Kasha Davis, International Celebrity Housewife.  He was also vocal coach and music arranger for Private Lives, Katherine’s Colored Lieutenant (world premiere), The Odd Couple, Informed Consent, You Can’t Take It With You, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The House in Hydesville, Our Town, and Inherit the Wind.  Mr. Kot has performed Off-Broadway at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at Pershing Square Signature Center, 45 Bleecker Street Theatre, Laurie Beechman Theatre, and at the Toronto Fringe Festival.  Other regional credits include The Music Man, The Best of Forbidden BroadwaySmokey Joe’s CaféLeader of the PackHonk!, and The Most Happy Fella.  National touring productions include Fosse, FootlooseFiddler on the RoofThe King and IMamma Mia, and Hairspray.  Mr. Kot is the Coordinator of the Musical Theatre degree program at the State University of New York at Geneseo.

WHITNEY G-BOWLEY | Choreographer

WHITNEY G-BOWLEY is a New York City-based performer, choreographer and producer. She is very excited to be back in her hometown for a third time to be part of this very special production. Off-Broadway credits include Merrily We Roll Along (Associate Choreographer, Fiasco Theatre/Roundabout), Road Show (Associate Choreographer, New York City Center ENCORES! Off-Center), The Other Josh Cohen (Associate Director/Musical Staging, Westside Theatre.) NYC credits include Huey Lewis’ The Heart of Rock & Roll B’way Lab (Assistant Choreographer, New 42 Studios), Home Street Home (Associate Choreographer, Ideal Glass Studios), Kicking & Screaming (Choreographer, Symphony Space), Little Lord’s Skinnamarink (Choreographer, New York Theatre Workshop), GIG (Artistic Director, Highline Ballroom/Joe’s Pub/University Settlement.) Regional credits include Guys & Dolls (Associate Choreographer/Dance Captain, The MUNY) Million Dollar Quartet (Associate Director, Geva Theatre Center), The Other Josh Cohen (Associate Director/Musical Staging, Geva Theatre Center), Connecticut Christmas Carol (Assistant Choreographer, Goodspeed), TEDxYouth (Rochester, NY.) www.whitneyg-bowley.com

TIM MACKABEE | Scenic Designer

TIM MACKABEE returns to Geva where he designed The Humans and The May Queen. Broadway credits include The Elephant Man (starring Bradley Cooper), and Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth (dir. Spike Lee). West End Credits include The Elephant Man. Off-Broadway credits include Describe The Night, Guards at the Taj, Our New Girl (Atlantic), Vietgone, Important Hats of the Twentieth Century (MTC), Heathers The MusicalLuce (Lincoln Center Theatre), Gigantic (Vineyard), Much Ado About Nothing (Public Theatre). Regionally, he has designed for Geffen, ACT San Francisco, Ford’s Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, The Old Globe, Center Stage Baltimore, Denver Center, Portland Center Stage, Cleveland Play House, Dallas Theatre Center, Geva Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Syracuse Stage, South Coast Repertory, Victory Gardens Theatre, Bay Street Theatre, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Arden Theatre Company, Studio Theatre, The Muny, Williamstown.  Dance credits include Doug Varone & Dancers and Cedar Lake Dance.  TV credits include Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo, Gotham, Smash, The Today Show.  Education: North Carolina School of the Arts, Yale School of Drama.  timothymackabeedesign.com

CHRISTINA SELIAN | Costume Designer

CHRISTINA SELIAN (Costume Designer) has designed costumes for The Humans, The Road to Where, Superior Donuts, Evie’s Waltz, Tuesdays with Morrie, Below the Belt and Art at Geva Theatre Center and served as assistant director for Beast on the Moon.  She graduated from Emerson College and began her professional career in New York City working for the Riverside Shakespeare Company, Theatre for the Open Eye and The Actor’s Outlet.   Ms. Selian later became an artist-in residence with the Boston-based TheatreWorks, where she met her husband Mark Cuddy.  For three seasons, she was associate producer of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, where she established and directed the apprentice program and was assistant director for Othello, The Comedy of Errors and Sherlock Holmes.  When not designing, Ms. Selian teaches craft sewing classes to children out of her Highland Park home.

ALEX MANNIX | Lighting Designer

ALEX MANNIX is a New York-based lighting designer for theatre, opera, and dance whose most recent design work includes: Carnival of the Animals (Hearst Dance Theatre), DiSiac 2.0 (Berlind Theatre), Eclipsed, (Berlind Theatre), The Fortress of Solitude (NYU), The Life of Bertolt Brecht (Shapiro Theater), and The Cooperatives (NY Fringe). She spent many summers designing both plays and musicals for Princeton Summer Theater, including Assassins, The Crucible and Metamorphoses. Most recently, Alex has been working as an assistant lighting designer on Tina, The Tina Turner Musical (Lunt-Fontanne Theatre) and Hadestown (Walter Kerr Theatre). She graduated from Princeton University in 2012 with a degree in Classics and from NYU’s graduate program in Design for Stage & Film in 2017. Her work can be seen at AlexMannix.com.

ANDREW MARK WILHELM | Sound Designer

ANDREW MARK WILHELM is thrilled to be joining Geva Theatre Center. Most recently he was Sound Engineer/Resident Designer for PCPA – Pacific Conservatory Theatre in Santa Maria, CA (The Crucible, Richard III, Peter & the Starcatcher). Other regional theatre credits include Hangar Theatre (Clybourne Park, Lend Me a Tenor, Ever So Humble) Riverside Theatre (Faith Healer), and Performance Network (Little Shop of Horrors). He has his B.F.A in Theatrical Design and Technology from Oakland University.

BLAKE SEGAL | Dialect Coach

BLAKE SEGAL is an actor/dialect coach, and he is thrilled to be working with Geva Theatre Center for the first time. NYC and regional coaching credits include productions for Syracuse Stage, Berkshire Theatre Group, Two River Theater, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New Georges, The Araca Project, Fault Line Theatre, Cleveland Musical Theatre, Luna Stage, Passages Theatre,  and Walkerspace at SoHo Rep. Educational theatre coaching credits include productions for Yale School of Drama, Fordham University, Columbia University, Syracuse University, Kean University, and Stella Adler Conservatory. Blake currently serves on the Voice and Speech faculty of Syracuse University’s Department of Drama. As an actor, he has performed on film and television, off-Broadway, in major regional theaters across the country, and on the national of tour of Mary Poppins. M.F.A. in Acting: Yale School of Drama. www.blakesegal.com

JEAN GORDON RYON | Dramaturg

JEAN GORDON RYON serves as Literary Associate/Dramaturg at Geva Theatre Center where, among other duties, she produces the Regional Writers Showcase and the Young Writers Showcase. She has been the dramaturg on many productions over the past nineteen years, including 1776, The Underpants, Almost Maine, The Music Man, Perfect Wedding, Little Shop of Horrors, Spamalot, In the Heights, Steel Magnolias, Million Dollar Quartet, La Cage aux Folles, and Geva’s current production of A Christmas Carol. Ms. Ryon holds a degree in drama from Tufts University and a master’s degree in Arts Administration from Goucher College. Her most recent directing credits in the community include The Royal Family and A Streetcar Named Desire for Screen Plays, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing and Macbeth for Rochester Community Players: Shakespeare Program, and Philadelphia, Here I Come, Closing Time, The Field, and Long Day’s Journey Into Night for Rochester Community Players: Irish Program. Ms. Ryon is also the Artistic Director of The Geriactors, a traveling troupe of mature performers.

JENN LYONS | Stage Manager

JENN LYONS is a Rochester native happy to be working at Geva and currently serves as Director of Production. Previous shows at Geva include A Christmas Carol, Hair, Million Dollar Quartet, The Other Josh Cohen, In the Heights, Private Lives, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Miracle on South Division Street, Red, The Mountaintop, Little Shop of Horrors, The Odd Couple and Clybourne Park.  National Tours include Mary Poppins, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella (starring Eartha Kitt), Showboat and The Who’s Tommy. New York credits include work at Roundabout Theatre and Circle Repertory Theater as well as the Broadway production of The Little Mermaid.  Her two favorite productions are Maddie and Jack.

DANA ANGELLIS | Assistant Stage Manager

DANA ANGELLIS is delighted to be joining the stage management team at Geva for her first production! Previous credits include A Christmas Carol and Candide at Clarence Brown Theatre; The Book of Will and Macbeth at Utah Shakespeare Festival; As You Like It and The Taming of the Shrew at Southwest Shakespeare Company; The Producers, Ripcord, Born Yesterday, The Whipping Man and Wittenberg for Peterborough Players; Evita and  Ragtime at Asolo Repertory Theatre. Dana is originally from New Hampshire and received her B.A. from Keene State College. Much thanks to the entire Geva team for the warm welcome to Rochester. Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

KOPPEL CASTING, Karie Koppel, CSA | Casting

KOPPEL CASTING, Karie Koppel, CSA, has been in operation for over 30 years.  Projects include: For PBS “Poisoner’s Handbook,” “Becoming Helen Keller,” and the mini-series “Mystery of Matter.” Other PBS projects include “The Abolitionists,” “Dolly Madison,” “Alexander Hamilton,” “John and Abigail Adams,” “Benjamin Franklin” (Emmy Award), “Liberty” (Peabody Award), “God in America,” “People vs. Leo Frank,” “Louisa May Alcott,” as well as PBS “Great Performances” (Artios Award in “Outstanding Achievement in Casting”), “Murder of a President” for American Experience, and “Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive.” Additionally, three “Movies of the Week,” as well as five pilots. Feature films include Hank and Asha (Audience Award at Slamdance 2013 and five other festival awards), and The Union. Theatre includes seven Broadway shows, including the Tony-nominated Having Our Say, as well as twenty-six Off-Broadway shows. Regional theatre casting in the past two years includes Denver Center Theatre, Geva Theatre Center, Cleveland Play House, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Magic Theatre, Arena Stage, Alley Theatre, George Street Playhouse, Cape Playhouse, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Arizona Theatre Company. The office has so far received sixteen nominations and has won three Artios Awards for “Outstanding Achievement in Casting.”

 

SYRACUSE STAGE | Co-Producer

Originally constructed as the Regent Movie House in 1914, the physical space of Syracuse Stage has seen many films, musicians, actors and artists pass through its doors over the course of the past century. The Syracuse Stage that exists today is a non-for-profit professional theatre company founded in 1974, and a longstanding League of Resident Theatres (LORT) member. Since its inception, Stage has produced over 300 shows, both plays and musicals, within its walls. Now, Stage produces six to seven shows per season, while also offering educational programs to students, various pre- and post-show events, and fundraising events each year. Stage is Central New York’s only LORT theatre and one of the largest performing arts organizations in the area. Stage has a strong commitment to giving the community access to a range of high-quality productions; it is equally committed to bringing in actors, designers and directors who are among the leading theatre professionals, both locally and across the nation.