Context, written & directed by Kayla Mathisen. The Monkey's Paw, written by W. W. Jacobs, adapted & directed by Brandon McCallister.
Weekend of Workshops offers a stage to directors, devisers and performers to exercise and explore their craft. This Winter, directors probe the depths of the human experience from honest explorations of romantic relationships to raw portrayals of complex family dynamics. Audiences will encounter new work and old, devised and revised. A Weekend of Workshops commits each and every inhabitant of this intimate space to the expansion of the limits of their artistry.
Kayla Mathisen (Director) is a fourth-year in the College majoring in Law, Letters, and Society with a minor in Creative Writing. She wrote and directed Context. She has also directed an abbreviated No Exit, and wrote and directed Comedia Goes West.
Kennedy Green (Jeanie) is a student in the College.
Elise Lemp (Petey) is a first-year in the College majoring in Biological Science. Previous acting credits include Romeo and Juliet (Nurse) and Annie (Miss Hannigan).
Joshua Maymir (Martin) is a first-year in the College who is considering a major in Biochemistry. Theater introduced him to the magic that is University Theater, and he looks forward to participating in future productions with the group.
Juhi Muthal (Sierra) is a first-year in the College potentially majoring in Psychology and Statistics.
Charlie Lovejoy (Stage Manager) is a second-year prospective English literature and TAPS double-major who is currently also the floor manager for By the Bog of Cats. In UT, Charlie has stage managed Miss Julie, assistant stage managed Amadeus and The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, designed and curated for Theatre, and been a stagehand and assistant props designer for Closer. Charlie is currently serving as a member of UT Committee. Before coming to college, Charlie stage managed seventeen productions through community, professional, and school theatre.
The Monkey's Paw
Brandon McCallister (Director) is a second-year in the College double majoring in TAPS and Comparative Human Development. Previous credits include Twelfth Night (Stage Manager), Henry V and Richard II (ASM), and Love's Labour's Lost (Assistant Director).
Natalie Pasquinelli (Mrs. White) is a student in the College.
Nate Chandler (Mr. White) is a first-year in the College. This is his first UT show. He is very excited for The Monkey's Paw! Nate also plays football on the UChicago varsity football team.
Joshua Mark (Sergeant-Major Morris/Man) is a second-year in the College majoring in Geography. Previous acting credits include Almondseed/Almondella (King Tobias).
Saisha Talwar (Jane White) is a first-year in the College. She is a potential Public Policy and Global Studies double major. Last quarter, she was involved in the UT production of Twelfth Night.
Olivia Malone (Stage Manager) is a first-year prospective Computer Science major in the College. She has been involved in stage management for four years and was the Assistant Stage Manager for Urinetown last quarter.
Molly Becker (Production Manager) is a third-year in the College majoring in ISHum. Previous production management credits include Cabaret (APM), Closer (APM), The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (APM) and the Fall 2015 Weekend of Workshops (PM).
Stephanie Slaven-Ruffing (Sound Designer) is a student in the College.
Hex Bean (Lighting Designer) is a student in the College.
Natalie Wagner (UT Committee Liaison) is a student in the College.
Lauren Eames (Tech Staff Liaison) is a third-year in the College majoring in Religious Studies with a minor in Art History. She is the assistant north campus theater manager for the Department of Theater and Performance Studies, has participated in a wide variety of shows in a wide variety of roles for University Theater, and is an ensemble member with U of C Commedia.
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