God Of Carnage
written by Yasmina Reza
directed by Brandon McCallister
When two eleven-year-old boys face an altercation on the playground, two sets of Brooklyn parents meet in hopes of clean resolution, but what ensues is nothing short of a total catastrophe. Through her masterful script, Yasmina Reza tests the limits of language, prejudice, and the human breaking point. Experience this captivating and chilling Tony-award winning drama about what it means to fight for your beliefs.
Rex Lee (Alan) is a first year Public Policy Studies and History major. He was nominated for a Jerry Herman Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical and won multiple DTASC festival awards during high school. This is his first show at UChicago and he hopes to do more! During his free time, Rex enjoys advocating for Taiwanese independence and talking about the weather.
Margaret Lazarovits (Annette) is a fourth year Physics major and Theatre and Performance Studies minor. Previous UT credits include West Side Story (Consuela), Miss Julie (Assistant Director) and Macbeth (Assistant Director). She is also a current and founding member of On The Verge, a summer repertory theatre company based in Santa Barbara, CA, which focuses on premiering female and LGTBQ+ narratives. On the Verge credits include Caylee's First Big Show!!! (Director, Stage Manager) and Footprints at Laetoli (Director, Stage Manager).
Brandon Powell (Michael) is a first year of undecided major in the college. This is his second performance with University Theater. Brandon performed in UT's fall production of Next to Normal (Gabe) and hopes to stay involved with UT over his four years.
Natalie Pasquinelli (Veronica) is a fourth year Sociology major. Her UT credits include The Children's Hour (Martha), Geography of a Horse Dreamer (Fingers), Noises Off (Belinda), Miss Julie (Julie), Rumors (Claire), and Closer (Anna).
Brandon McCallister (Director) is a fourth year Comparative Human Development and TAPS double major in the College. He has previously worked on She Kills Monsters (Director), Next to Normal (Stage Manager), Comedy of Errors (Stage Manager), Twelfth Night (Stage Manager), Romeo and Juliet (Scenic/Props Designer), Love's Labour's Lost (Assistant Director), Richard II (ASM), and Henry V (ASM). He has also worked on The House Theatre of Chicago's productions of Diamond Dogs (ASM) and A Comedical Tragedy for Mister Punch (SM Intern). Brandon is a member of University Theater's committee.
Michelle Noyes (Production Manager) is a third year biology major. She has previously production managed Next to Normal and She Kills Monsters. God of Carnage will be her last show, and she's so excited to be working with such a wonderful group of people.
Katy Surhigh (Stage Manager) is a fourth year English major. In UT, she primarily works as a stage manager and actor. Previous UT/TAPS credits include Peter and the Starcatcher (Mrs. Bumbrake), LEAR (SM), Mr Burns, a post-electric play (Nelson), The Winter's Tale (ASM), The Seagull (ASM), and Urinetown (Billy Boy Bill). Katy has also served on UT Committee since 2016.
Casey McKenna (Lighting Designer) is a third year Comparative Human Development and Spanish major in the college. She has previously worked on Mr Burns, a post-electric play (Lighting Designer). She is looking forward to leaving Theater East and spending the rest of the quarter working in a different room in Logan.
Patrick Doyle (Sound Designer) is a third-year majoring in Philosophy. His previous UT credits include: Urinetown (Asst. Prod. Manager), The Seagull (APM), Navarasa: Reimagined (APM), After the Revolution (PM), Peter and the Starcatcher (PM), She Kills Monsters (Asst Sound Design). In addition to work in the UT community, Patrick manages Occam's Razor, UChicago's freest improv comedy group, and is a member of the Club Volleyball Team.
Afriti Bankwalla (Costume Designer) is a student in the college.
Eren Ahn (Props Designer) is a third-year Biological Sciences and DoVA double major. Other UT credits include Next to Normal (Props Designer), Mr Burns, a post-electric play (Assistant Props Designer), and After the Revolution (Assistant Costume Designer). When not suffering for ~art~, Eren can be found in Logan Cafe, the fourth floor of Anatomy, or C-Shop, most likely suffering for other reasons. Like schoolwork. Or dogs.
Paris Bezanis (Scenic Designer) is a second year Russian Eastern European Studies major. He has previously worked on Next to Normal (Scenic Designer). His favorite snack is the Cheez-it.
Sophie Hoyt (Dramaturg) is a third year English major. Previous UT/TAPS credits include The Children's Hour (Mary), Mr Burns, a post-electric play (Assistant Costume Designer) After the Revolution (Emma), West Side Story (Assistant Director), All Choiceless She (Andromeda), and Miss Julie (Mother) as well as two performances with Fire Escape Films.
Grace Bolander (Committee Liaison) is a student in the college.
Stephanie Slaven-Ruffing (Tech Staff Liaison) is a student in the college.
Quinn Kane (Assistant Director) is a third year Classics and History major. This is Quinn's first time in a directing role. Previously, he acted in Urinetown (Bobby Strong), Hamlet (Polonius), West Side Story (Baby John), The Comedy of Errors (Aegeon/Pinch), Mr Burns, a post-electric play (Gibson/Homer), and She Kills Monsters (Chuck). Quinn also served as assistant costume designer for Geography of a Horse Dreamer and She Kills Monsters.
Emma Shapiro (Assistant Stage Manager) is a first year prospective Linguistics major. She has previously worked on Peter and the Starcatcher (Assistant Stage Manager).
Peyton Walker (Assistant Production Manager) is a student in the college.
Emily Terian (Assistant Lighting Designer) is a student in the college.
Sara Everson (Assistant Props Designer) is a student in the college.
Sarah Okayli Masaryk (Assistant Scenic Designer) is a student in the college.
Simone Gewirth (Assistant Scenic Designer) is a student in the college.
Doga Sarier (Assistant Set Designer) is a first year Economics and Political Science major. She has previously worked on Next to Normal (Assistant Production Manager).
Aparna Srinivasan (Assistant Costume Designer) is a student in the college.