Susannah Berryman – Director
Andrew Hostler - Scenic Designer
Johanna Pan- Costume Designer
Steve TenEyck - Lighting Designer
Jason Fok - Sound Designer
John Kontogiannis, Colin Stewart - Technical Directors
Ben Shipley - Stage Manager
Lucy Walker - Dramaturg
Susannah Berryman (Director) considers herself extremely fortunate to be able to work in the same year on plays written by Horton Foote (sometimes called “the American Chekhov”) and Brian Friel (sometimes called “the Irish Chekhov”). In September, she had the joy of playing Carrie Watts in the Hangar Theatre production of Foote’s The Trip to Bountiful and now she has had the great fortune to spend a number of weeks with Friel’s Translations. She acts regularly at local theatres, where she has performed in six productions at the Hangar Theatre and 18 productions at the Kitchen Theatre, where her favorite roles include Winnie in Happy Days, Katharine in A Perfect Ganesh, and Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. At the Kitchen she directed IC alumna Polly Pen’s Bed and Sofa. Some of her other acting venues include the Signature Theatre, the Redhouse Theatre in Syracuse, the American Stage Company, the Tampa Playmakers, and the Asolo State Theatre. This summer she played the mayor of Palmyra in the independent film Impossible Choice. Particularly cherished directing projects at Ithaca College include The Light in the Piazza, Dancing at Lughnasa, and Floyd Collins, which she had an additional opportunity to direct this past summer at the Greenbrier Theatre in Lewisburg, West Virginia. She has also directed at Central Casting and the University of Illinois. She would like to thank the Irish musicians Ed McGowan and the other members of Traonach (here in Ithaca) and Patrick O’Flaherty (West Virginia) for their help and inspiration on this production. You'll here some of their music during the performance.
Jason Fok (Sound Designer) is a senior theatrical production arts major from Palm Springs, California. His Ithaca College main-stage credits include electrician and spot operator for The Little Prince, sound crew for Much Ado about Nothing, assistant sound designer for Plumfield, Iraq,microphone dresser for Measure for Measure, sound engineer for Electra, and assistant master electrician for L’Orfeo. Other credits include lighting designer for Twelfth Night with Ithaca Shakespeare Company, lighting and sound design for Come to Leave at the Kitchen Theatre, sound designer for The Little Prince at Theatre at Monmouth, sound operator for In the Mood and SnowWhite, and sound and video operator for The Who’s Tommy at the Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
Andrew M. Hostler (Scenic Designer) is a junior theatrical production arts major with a design concentration from Goleta, California. His previous Ithaca College main-stage credits include assistant master carpenter for A Light in the Piazza, carpenter for Chicago, and wardrobe supervisor for Measure for Measure. Other credits include sound design for Dave DaVinci Saves the Universe with No Bucks, scenic design for Footloosewith Stage Left Productions in Santa Barbara, California, and scenic design for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson with the Color and Light Theatre Ensemble in Culver City, California. “Thanks to Steve TenEyck, Brian Prather, Tom Burch, and Greg Robbins, who pushed me to go further than where I might have otherwise gone.”
John Kontogiannis (Technical Director) is the scene shop supervisor in the Department of Theatre Arts at Ithaca College. Previously, he worked on Broadway as an automation carpenter and properties man. Some of his favorites include Hairspray, Color Purple, Good Vibrations, and Assassins. Also on Broadway, he served as an associate production manager for 42nd Street, Bombay Dreams, Urinetown, and Enchanted April, to name a few. He holds a B.F.A. in technical production from the School of Theatre at Boston University.
Johanna Pan (Costume Designer) is a senior theatrical production arts major from Singapore. Her previous credits include assistant costume designer for Plumfield, Iraq (Ithaca College) and costume designer for Cinderella (ACSian Theatre), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (SROPAC), Dave DaVinci Saves the Universe (IC No Bucks), and All in the Timing (Ithaca High School). She was also the scenic designer for A Midsummer Night's Dreamand As You Like It (Ithaca Shakespeare Company). In Singapore she was the assistant scenic designer for Company (Dream Academy), Rainbow Fish (I-Theatre), and Dealer's Choice and Closer (PANGdemonium!). She was also the costume/wardrobe intern at the Hangar Theatre in 2010. "Love to my my family, Lilly, the Bungalow, and my friends here. I couldn't do it without you."
Ben Shipley (Stage Manager) is a senior drama and writing major with a dance minor from Santa Monica, California. His Ithaca College credits include stage
manager for Suor Angelica and the Senior Directing Project Fool for Love. He was assistant stage manager for The Bacchae, production assistant for Baby, stage manager for Wings of Spring, and the No Bucks productions of Blackbird and A Bench at the Edge. “Thanks so much to the cast, creative team, and production team for all of their hard work on this stunning play. Special thanks to Susannah Berryman, Greg Bostwick, and Mary Scheidegger for this incredible opportunity. I would like to dedicate this show to friends, family, and the class of 2013. ‘To remember everything is a form of madness.’”
Colin Stewart (Technical Director) is an associate professor and the technical director for the Department of Theatre Arts at Ithaca College. At Ithaca College he has served as technical director for numerous productions over the years. Highlights include 1776, A Little Night Music, Macbeth, Yentl, and Seussical. As well as teaching, he maintains an active professional theatre career. Most recently he has been a technical director at Williamstown Theatre Festival (Williamstown, Massachusetts) and at the Hangar Theatre (Ithaca, New York). His professional theatre career has spanned over 30 years. He has been production manager, technical director, or master carpenter for numerous professional theatres, scene shops, and academic theatres across the country. Some of the companies he has worked for include Berkshire Theatre Festival (Stockbridge, Massachusetts), Studio Arena Theatre (Buffalo, New York), Long Wharf Theatre (New Haven, Connecticut), Kitchen Theatre (Ithaca, New York), Shea's Theatre (Buffalo, New York), North Carolina Shakespeare Festival (High Point, North Carolina), Backstage Productions (Passaic, New Jersey), North Carolina Scenic Studios (Winston-Salem, North Carolina), and the State University of New York College at Brockport's Department of Theatre. He received his B.A. from Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, and his M.F.A. from North Carolina School of the Arts.
Steve Teneyck (Lighting Designer) is a professor of theatrical production arts and the associate chair of the Ithaca College Department of Theatre Arts. This marks his 12th year in the department, teaching in the theatrical production arts program. Beyond his work at Ithaca College, his design work in theatre, opera, performance art, and live events have been seen both nationally and internationally. Companies he has worked for include Syracuse Stage, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, TACT-NYC, Big Art Group in New York City, Tacoma Opera, Syracuse Opera, Minnesota Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Tri-Cities Opera, the Vermont Stage Company, the Hangar Theatre, the Kitchen Theatre Company, the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, and the Herson Group Ltd. He received his M.F.A. from the University of Washington in Seattle and is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829.
Lucy Walker (Dramaturg) is a junior drama major from Boring, Maryland. Her Ithaca College main-stage credits include dramaturg for Working . Her No Bucks credits include producer for 44 Plays for 44 Presidents (Neo-Futurist Plays for Presidents Festival) and assistant director and dramaturg for Blackbird . Other credits include director for Anna in the Tropics with IC Teatro, stage manager for El Eterno Femenino with IC Teatro, dramaturg for Marcus or the Secret of Sweet with Kuumba Rep, and director of a staged reading of 8 with Created Equal. Outside Ithaca College credits include apprenticeships with Centerstage and Bread and Puppet. “Thanks to Shirl and Edge.”