Department of Theatre

2004 - 2005 Theatre Season

The Diary of Anne Frank

Written by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett.
Directed by Ginny Davis.

The Diary of Anne Frank, dramatized by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett is based on the book, ANNE FRANK: The Diary Of A Young Girl and is directed by Ginny Davis. This stage adaptation is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, and Drama Critic’s Award. Based on a true life story, this tender drama reflects the spirit of a young Jewish girl and her family as they endure the endless days in hiding during Nazi rule.

"I want to be useful or give pleasure to the people around me yet who don't know me, I want to go on living even after my death! And therefore I am grateful to God for giving me this gift, this possibility of developing myself and of writing, of expressing all that is in me!" - Anne Frank

Creative Team

  • Lighting Design, Sound Design, Technical Director, Scene Design - Joel Eis
  • Costume Design - Theresa Carson
  • Casting, Director - Ginny Davis
  • Stage Manager - Emily Flood 
  • Assistant Stage Manager - Roxanna Chambers
  • Publicity, Photographer - Wen Saunders

The Cast 

  • Kelly Aragon - Mrs. Van Daan
  • Miles Batchelder - Mr. Dussel
  • Katie Brost - Mrs. Frank 
  • Gary Criscione - Mr. Krahler
  • Stephen Juhl - Peter Van Daan
  • Terry McAlister - Mr. Van Daan
  • Lily McDermott - Miep
  • Marissa Nelson - Anne Frank 
  • Crystal A. Perz - Mrs. Frank 
  • Andrew Wilson - Mr. Frank 

The Crew

  • Lighting Engineer - Joel Eis
  • Light Board Operator - Danica Ivanocich
  • Props Mistress - April Currie
  • Props/Floor Crew - Ian Ferrar
  • Master Electricians - Karen Cook & Brady Thompson
  • Sound Board Operator - Heather Rasmussen
  • Sound Engineer - Kail Pantzar
  • Master Carpenter - Brady Thompson
  • Costume Crew - Melissa Beasley, Ginny Davis, Julianne Geherin, Hanna Koski & Samantha Krause
  • Wardrobe Mistresses - Julianne Geherin & Hanna Koski
  • Construction Crew - Gary Criscione, Matt McDonald, Melissa Beasley, Jason Benally, Ben Cooper, Ian Farrar, Michael Haffeman, Desiree Henderson, Jodi Henderson, Zachery Ortwein, Kail Pentzar, Kyle Pederson, Ashley Perran, Paul Schmidlkofer, Spencer Trown, Cyrus Wesson, Krista Draper, Doug Heffley, Zachary Bertrand, Nick Ramirez, Michael Lobato, Erin Carey & Mike Haffeman
  • Show Audio Visual Effects - Mike Haffeman & Joel Eis

Skins 

Fort Lewis College Production - November 2004.
Based on the sculptures and poetry of Elizabeth Ingraham.
Adapted for stage, directed and choreographed by Kathryn Moller.

Inspired by the poetry and sculpture work of Elizabeth Ingraham (Poet/Sculptor), Skins grew from the collaborative efforts of Ingraham and Kathryn Moller (Director/Choreographer). Skins began with performances at Fort Lewis the month of November 2004, then continued on to New York City for more shows in March 2005. Skins is an ensemble, collaborative work that brings together poetry, movement, voice, and music. It's transformational themes include the shaping, limiting, and stripping of our "selves" by cultural, social, and developmental patterns, and addressing the differences between genuine desires and expectations of society. With Ingraham's poem, The Sea of Cortez, serving as its backbone and the richly-layered, multi-colored geography of the Southwest influencing the visuals for the performance work, Skins explores the inner landscape in all of us. 

Creative Team

  • Lighting Design - LeAnn Brubaker
  • Costume Design - Glenda Hensley
  • Scenic Design/Properties - Joel Eis
  • Dramaturg - Desiree Henderson
  • Musical Composition & Performance - Michael Ramsey
  • Assistant to the Director - Carl Smith
  • Sound Recording/Mixing - Michael Ramsey
  • Stage Managers - Desiree Henderson & Josh Martin
  • Assistant Stage Manager - Nicholas Beasley 
  • Publicity Director - Wen Saunders 

The Cast 

  • Talia Bamerick
  • Ben Cooper 
  • Darnell Daniel 
  • Jill Lee Davis 
  • Rachel Gressler
  • Erika Wilson Golightly
  • Allen Mathews 
  • Gabrielle Mischke
  • Tuesday Speer
  • Elisabeth Thomas 
  • Allison Wiest
  • Eagle Young 

Crew

  • Light Board Operator - Krissy Karahalios
  • Light Crew - Katie Brost, Karen Cook, Ashley Perran, Josh Sussman, Brady Thompson
  • Sound Board Operator - Nicholas Beasley
  • Translators - Nicholas Beasley, Lourdes Carrasco, Betty Gordy, Chyako Hashimoto, Dian Jenkins, Bernita Jenson, Isabelle Pertant, Pracilla Logg & Fred Logg
  • Costume Crew - Amy Brothers, Ginny Davis, Julianne Geherin, Samantha Krause
  • Voices For Poetry - Chyako Hashimoto, Kanako Hiyama & Melanie Romain
  • Masks - Michael Labato & April Currie
  • Construction/Paint Crew - Gary Criscione, Melissa Beasley, Jason Benally, Ben Cooper, Ian Farrar, Loren Fisher, Michael Haffeman, Desiree Henderson, Jodi Henderson, Zachery Ortwein, Kail Pentzar, Kyle Pederson, Ashley Perran, Paul Schmidlkofer, Spencer Trown, Cyrus Wesson, Doug Heffley, Zachary Bertrand, Nick Ramirez, Erin Carey & Mike Haffeman

Skins

New York City production March 2005.
Based on the sculptures and poetry of Elizabeth Ingraham.
Adapted for stage, directed and choreographed by Kathryn Moller. 

Creative Team

  • Poet & Sculptor - Elizabeth Ingraham
  • Adaptation, Direction & Choreography - Kathryn Moller
  • Composition & Master Musician - Yukio Tsuji
  • Set Design - Peter Case
  • Design of Stage Skin - Joel Eis
  • Lighting Design - LeAnn Brubaker
  • Costume Design - Glenda Hensley
  • Dramaturg/Director's Assistant/Crew - Desiree Henderson
  • Digital Documentary - Kurt Lancaster

The Cast 

  • Talia Bamerick
  • Darnell Daniel
  • Erika Golightly
  • Kanako Hiyama
  • Lala Linke
  • Felicia Meyer
  • Gabrielle Mischke
  • Tony Naumovski
  • Kyle Sheldon
  • Alessandro Tessitore
  • Elizabeth Thomas
  • Allison Wiest
  • Eagle Young 

Crew

  • Production Manager - Martin Moller
  • Production Assistant - Kanako Hiyama
  • Publicity Consultants - Lauren Fitzgerald & Manny Igrejas
  • Technical Director - Mark Tambella
  • Stage Manager/Crew - Josh Martin
  • Master Electrician/Light Board - Momo Parra
  • Sound Engineer - Dylan Margerum
  • Costume 1st Hand - Adrianne Howard
  • Stitcher - Fern Hensley
  • Crew - Desiree Henderson, Josh Martin, Sienna Moller
  • Camera Crew - Caitlin Dent & Michael Ramsey 

Much Ado About Nothing

Written by William Shakespeare.
Directed by Theresa A. Carson.

The army of Don Pedro of Aragon arrives in Messina and is welcomed back by Leonato, Messina’s Governor. Signior Benedick of Padua proclaims his enmity to love and engages in a skirmish of wits with Leonato’s niece, Beatrice. Meanwhile, Count Claudio quickly falls in love with Leonato’s daughter, Hero. Claudio confesses his love to Don Pedro, who volunteers to woo Hero for Claudio that evening at a dance hosted by Leonato. After the villain Don John hears from his comrade Borachio of Don Pedro’s plan to woo Hero for Claudio, he tells Claudio that Don Pedro has wooed Hero for himself. However, Claudio soon learns that Don Pedro was loyal in his efforts, and Hero and Claudio plan to wed within the week. Don Pedro proposes to his comrades that the intervening time be used to trick Benedick and Beatrice into falling in love. Their tricks prove successful, and Beatrice and Benedick soon fall secretly in love with each other. 

However, Don John and Borachio scheme once again to stop the marriage between Hero and Claudio, staging a scene in which Borachio makes love to Hero’s serving woman Margaret, disguised as Hero, at Hero’s window in the darkness of the night. Don John brings Don Pedro and Claudio to Hero’s window to witness the betrayal. Believing that he has witnessed Hero be unfaithful to him, the enraged Claudio humiliates Hero by suddenly accusing her of lechery and abandoning her at the altar. Under the Friar’s suggestion, Hero’s stricken family members agree to pretend that she died suddenly of shock and grief and to hide her away while they wait for her innocence to emerge. 

Fortunately, the night watchman Seacoal and his assistant overhear Borachio bragging about his deceptive plan to Conrade, the third of Don John’s evil triumvirate. Dogberry and Verges, Messina’s master constable and her assistant, ultimately arrest both Borachio and Conrade. After everyone learns of Hero’s innocence, Leonato asks the grieving Claudio, who still believes Hero is dead, to marry his “niece”—a girl who, he says, looks much like the dead Hero. 

Claudio goes to church with the others, preparing to marry the woman he thinks is Hero’s cousin. When the woman reveals herself as the “dead” Hero, Claudio is overwhelmed with joy. Benedick then asks Beatrice if she will marry him, and after yet another round of sparring, they agree. In true Shakespearean fashion, all’s well that ends well. 

Creative Team

  • Technical Direction & Scenic Design - Joel Eis
  • Costume Design - Ginny Davis
  • Stage Manager - Roxy Chambers
  • Assistant Stage Manager - Heather Rasmussen
  • Dance Choreography - Suzy DiSanto
  • Lighting Design - Krista Draper 
  • Sound Design - Katie Brost

The Cast

  • Miles Batchelder - Leonato, Governor of Messina
  • David Clark - Borachio, Don John’s follower 
  • Ben Cooper - Don Pedro, Prince of Aragon
  • April Currie - Dogberry, Master Constable in Messina
  • Gary Criscione - Friar Francis 
  • Jill Lee Davis - Beatrice, his niece
  • Jessica Fiorucci - Conrade, Don John’s follower 
  • Emily Flood - Margaret, waiting gentlewoman to Hero
  • Andy Hall - Verges, Dogberry’s partner 
  • Krissy Karahalios - The Watch 
  • Matt McDonald - George Seacoal, leader of the Watch 
  • Terry Shellnut - Antonio, his brother 
  • Julia Schneider - Ursula, waiting gentlewoman to Hero 
  • Maya Pierce - Hero, his daughter 
  • Gareth Poe - Messenger, Balthasar, Sexton 
  • Stephen Juhl - Count Claudio, a young lord from Florence 
  • Terry McAlister - Signior Benedick, a gentleman from Padua 
  • Scott Shaeffer - Don John, Don Pedro’s brother

The Crew

  • Light Board Operator - Sydney Brega
  • Light Crew - Terry McAlister, Sydney Brega, Josh Sussman & Jesse Mendosa
  • Sound Board Operator - Katie Brost
  • Masks - Melarie Roller
  • Dressing Crew - Kathryn Halstead, Jesse Mendosa, Vilija Panlius, Dylan Williams & Tia Wills
  • Costume Crew - Ginny Davis, Lauren Fisher, Rachel Gressler, Ashley Perran, Julia Schneider & Tia Wells
  • Wardrobe Mistresses - Lauren Fisher, Rachel Gressler, Misty Mann, Ashley Perran & Tia Wills