SENSE & SENSIBILITY
ERIC TUCKER (Director)
Wall Street Journal DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR 2014. Off Broadway: Bedlam’s Sense and Sensibility; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (WSJ Best Classical Production 2015), Bedlam’s Saint Joan (NY Times top 10/2014; Time Magazine top 10/2013; NY Times, Backstage Magazine Critics’ Pick; Off Broadway Alliance Best Revival 2014), Bedlam’s Hamlet (NY Times top 10/2014;Time Out NY and Backstage Critics’ Pick), Tina Packer’s Women of Will; The Belle of Belfast. For Bedlam: New York Animals (World Premiere by Steven Sater/Burt Bacharach), Twelfth Night and What You Will (NY Times Critics Picks), The Seagull (WSJ Best Classical Production 2014) and Sense and Sensibility (NY Times top 10 of 2014; NY Times/Wall Street Journal/Time Out Critics Pick), Saint Joan and Hamlet (NYC, D.C, Boston, Elliott Norton Outstanding Visiting Production and Outstanding Ensemble, Saint Joan 2015, Boston Globe Top Ten of 2015). Other: Sense and Sensibility (The Folger), Copenhagen (Central Square Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Two Gentlemen of Verona (HVSF), The Libertine (The Kirk and Boston Center for the Arts, IRNE nomination, Best Director). Hamlet (with William Hurt, Stella Adler Theatre, L.A.), Mate (The Actors’ Gang), Macbeth (nominated Best Overall Production and Best Director by LA Weekly). Eric received his M.F.A. from the Trinity Rep Conservatory. He resides in New York City where he is Artistic Director of Bedlam. Upcoming: The Merry Wives of Windsor (Two River), Hamlet/Saint Joan (McCarter), Vanity Fair (The Pearl), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (OSF), Pericles (APT).
JOHN McDERMOTT (Set Designer)
For Bedlam: New York Animals, Sense & Sensibility, The Seagull, Hamlet, Saint Joan. Off-Broadway: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Pearl); The Revisionist, Asuncion (Rattlestick); The Singing Forest (The Public); Play Yourself (NYTW); Prayer For My Enemy (Playwrights Horizons). More than 150 plays, mostly world premieres, including: The Undeniable Sound of Right Now, Dry Land, Lady, The Belle of Belfast, There Are No More Big Secrets, Everything Is Ours, Saved or Destroyed, American Sligo, Kaspar Hauser, Girls in Trouble. Regional: Intiman, Seattle Rep, Long Wharf, Creede Rep, South Coast Rep, Dorset Playhouse, Barrington Stage, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Member, Colt Coeur. Associate Professor, Adelphi University.
LES DICKERT (Lighting Designer)
Previous collaborations with Bedlam include: New York Animals, Twelfth Night, What You Will, Sense & Sensibility, The Seagull, Hamlet, and Saint Joan. Broadway: Wrong Mountain(Assistant), High Society (Assistant). Off-Broadway: Atlantic Theater, Rattlestick Theater, P73, Theatre Row, Ensemble Studio Theatre, InViolet Rep, others. Regional: Shakespeare & Company, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Geva Theatre, Perseverance Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Triad Stage, Arden Theatre, others. Dance: White Oak Dance Project, San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Joffrey Ballet. International: Centre Pompidou, La Scala, and the National Ballets of England, Denmark, Australia, Belgium, Canada, and Russia. Les is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.
ANGELA HUFF (Costume Designer)
Ms. Huff was born and educated in Düsseldorf, Germany and has worked in London, Los Angeles, and New York. Her work on feature films includes Little Women, Gulliver’s Travels, and The Crucible. In London, she collaborated with opera director Philip Parr on productions of La Bohème, The Magic Flute, and Così Fan Tutte, among others, and designed the puppets for the diorama at the Globe Theatre. In New York, she has designed many productions for Dicapo Opera Theatre, National Lyric Opera Touring Company, Encompass New Opera Theatre, and theatre company Playhouse Creatures (The Libertine), as well as The Turn of the Screw and Der Kaiser von Atlantis for new opera company Opera Moderne. She is currently working in collaboration with Opera Moderne on a new Opera Burlesque fantasy production for the burlesque group The Hot Box Girls. Since moving to New York, Ms. Huff has received two awards for her work: from Opera Online for Romeo & Juliet in 2008, and from ME Entertainment World for The Libertine in 2013. www.angelahuff.com
ALEXANDRA BELLER (Choreographer)
Artistic Director of Alexandra Beller/Dances; performed with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, 1995-2001. Alexandra’s choreography has been presented at Dance Theater Workshop, 92nd Street Y, Aaron Davis Hall, Danspace Project at St. Mark’s, Abrons Arts Center, Joyce SoHo, P.S. 122, HERE, Symphony Space, and Jacob’s Pillow. Alexandra Beller/Dances has toured to Russia, Poland, and throughout the US. Alexandra has been a visiting artist in Hong Kong, Korea, Oslo, Amsterdam, and Cyprus; works as movement coach/choreographer for theatre, film, and video; and has choreographed for Hudson Valley Shakespeare Company (Two Gentlemen of Verona), Soomi Kim (Chang(e)), and Theatre Askew.
JOSHUA SHAIN (Production Manager)
Off-B’way/NY: The Battles, a new musical, Sense & Sensibility (The Gym at Judson), Anna Christie (The Wild Project), Minor Character (The Invisible Dog), The Ross Howard Festival, In the Soundless Awe (Access Theater), Missed Connections; A Craigslist Musical, New York Animals, The Incredible Fox Sisters (The New Ohio), The Gray Man (Walkerspace), How to Live on Earth, Titus Andronicus, Bohemian Lights, Dry Land (HERE Arts Center),17 Orchard Point (Theatre Row), The Gin Baby (IRT). Shain works with a wide variety of artists; recent collaborators include: BEDLAM, Working Barn Productions, New Light Theater Project, LiveSource, Pipeline Theatre Company, Colt Coeur, New Saloon, New York Shakespeare Exchange, Chautauqua Theater Company and BAM. Joshua is currently the Assistant Production Manager at BRIC, where he facilitates multidisciplinary work at BRIC House and, in the summer, advances the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! festival at the Prospect Park Bandshell.
CAROLINE ENGLANDER (Production Stage Manager)
Off-Broadway: The Flick (Barrow Street Theatre), Little Children Dream of God (Roundabout), The Civilians’ The Great Immensity (The Public), One Singular Sensation/A Chorus Line (Delacorte, Gala 2014), Richard Nelson’s The Apple Family Plays (That Hopey Changey Thing, Sweet & Sad, Sorry and Regular Singing, The Public), The Total Bent (The Public), Romeo and Juliet (Delacorte, Gala 2012), GOODBAR (Waterwell/UTR), Recall (Colt Coeur). Various productions at Juilliard and NYU Tisch Graduate Acting.
AUBREY SNOWDEN (Assistant Director)
is a freelance director and choreographer who has worked with Bedlam since 2013. In addition to assistant directing, she has directed for Bedlam’s Man:Solo Festival and continues to work with their Veteran Outreach Program. Aubrey has her M.F.A. in Directing from Brown University/Trinity Rep. www.aubreysnowden.com
EMILY NAYLOR (Wardrobe Supervisor)
is thrilled to work with Bedlam on this production of Sense & Sensibility! Freelance director and wardrobe/dresser. Recent NYC credits: Humankindness (Director), A Wilder Christmas (Wardrobe Supervisor), Heads (Assistant Director), 210 Amlent Avenue (Assistant Director), Hamlet (Assistant Director). Emily also works as Executive Director of Theatre for The Artist’ s Sandbox, a new ensemble company aimed at creating work that nurtures the inner child. Ithaca College alumna.
JESSICA KIDWELL (Assistant Stage Manager)
Recent: The Spinning Wheel at BRIC (Stage Manager) and Bedlam’s New York Animals (Wardrobe Supervisor). Other credits include The Incredible Fox Sisters with LiveSource (Stage Manager); Our Town and Henry V (Assistant Stage Manager) and the world premier of The Engine of our Ruin with Chautauqua Theater Company (Stage Manager); Uncanny Valley at 59E59th (Wardrobe Supervisor) and The Signal Season of Dummy Hoy with New York Deaf Theater (Assistant Stage Manager). Thank you to Dominic for the unwavering love and support.
EMILY LYON (Dramaturg)
is Literary Manager of Bedlam and a freelance director in NYC. She recently created, produced, and curated Bedlam’s MadLAB – a new works development program focused on insightful feedback for artists asking bold theatrical questions. In 2015, Emily was both Drama League Directing Fellow and Geva Theatre Directing Fellow. Her NYC directing includes Some of the Side Effects by David Shaw (United Solo: Best Premiere), Tennessee Williams’ Interior:Panic (FringeNYC), Max Frisch’s The Arsonists, #serials@The Flea, a radio play and script development project with Dreamscape Theatre. Readings: Pick Your Poison at The Pearl, Kate Hamill’s Vanity Fair at HVSF2. Assistant Directing: Dead Dog Park (Bedlam); Rebecca Taichman’s Twelfth Night (Old Globe); SDCF Observer: Michael Greif for The Tempest (The Public). www.EmilyALyon.com
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PERRY STREET THEATRICALS (General Management)
DAVID ELLIOTT is a Producer, Director and General Manager and serves as Co-Director of Perry Street Theatricals. Mr. Elliott has produced or co-produced over twenty five productions in New York and London, including: Dames At Sea (Helen Hayes Theatre), Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike (Golden Theatre, TONY, Drama Desk), My Life Is A Musical (Bay Street), Lend Me A Tenor The Musical (London, West End, Gielgud Theatre, Olivier nom.), Hamlet and Saint Joan (Bedlam, Off Broadway Alliance Winner, OBIE nom), an oak tree (Barrow Street Theatre, OBIE); In The Continuum (OBIE, Outer Critics); A Dangerous Personality (Women’s Project Theatre), Exits And Entrances (Edinburgh Fringe, Assembly), Treason; Gareth Armstrong’s Shylock (Outer Critics nom.); The Exonerated (Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Lortel, Edinburgh Fringe First); Temporary Help(Women’s Project Theatre); Carl The Second (29th Street Rep); Imperfect Love; The Perpetual Patient; Where Everything Is Everything; Wrong Way Up; I Wanna Be Adored (all at New York Performance Works); Once A Man, Twice A Boy (Irish Arts Center); Cut crain’s To The Chase (NYC Fringe). Workshops: Breaker Morant (DR2), The Gershwin’s “Tell Me More” (New World). As a Director, his work has been seen at Olney Theatre, The Culture Project, The Irish Rep, Metropolitan Playhouse, The Zipper, The Players, New York Performance Works and at Rattlestick’s Exposure Festival. MARTIN PLATT has been a Director, Producer, and General Manager in the U.S., U.K. and Europe for over forty years. He was the founding Artistic Director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, General Director of Birmingham Opera Theatre, and founding Artistic Director of Santa Fe Stages, an international Arts Festival. As a Director his work has been seen throughout the U.S. and Europe. Mr. Platt’s career as a Producer and General Manager began in 1991, as co-director of Fifth Amendment Ltd, a UK based producing company. During 10 years with 5A, he produced over 50 theatre and dance productions, in London’s West End and on tour in the UK, Europe, and U.S. His most recent West End production was the Olivier nominated Lend Me A Tenor The Musical. On Broadway he is currently represented with Dames At Sea and in the 2013-2014 season with the Tony Award winning play, Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike. New York his productions have included Bebe Neuwirth in Here Lies Jenny, Treason, and the multi off Broadway award winning productions of In The Continuum and an oak tree.