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WHO'S WHO IN THE CAST

Jolla Playhouse; Angels in America (Parts I & II), Flesh and Blood, Swine Palace Production, Louisiana; Three Tall Women, California Schemin', Sacramento Theatre Company; Three Mashas, Telluride Theatre Festival; Having Our Story, Hope Summer Rep. Ms. Roberts holds in M.F.A. in scenic design from the University of California, San Diego and was a 1997 NEA/TCG Designer Fellow.

DON DARNUTZER (Lighting Design) has worked for the Denver Center Theatre Company (1998 Tony for Outstanding Regional Theater), Mark Taper Forum, Cleveland Playhouse, The Shakespeare Theatre (Washington, DC), Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, The Old Globe Theatre, The Alley Theatre (Houston), Chautagua Opera (NY), Arizona Theatre Company, Atlanta Opera, Anchorage Opera, Fundacion Teres Careno (Caracas, Venezuela), San Antonio Festival, Minnesota Orchestra, La Societe Lyrique d' Aubigny (Québec City), Intiman Theatre Company and A Contemporary Theatre of Minneapolis, Opera Grand Rapids (Michigan), Central City Opera (Colorado), Skylight Opera Company, Dayton Ballet and the Knoxville Opera. He worked as a leading coordinator for the national tour of Sugar Babies and Balletfolkloricl de Mexico.

Edward Cosla (Sound Design) is endlessly fascinated by sound and the performing arts. Among others, he has worked closely with Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Savion Glover, Merce Cunningham, The Wooster Group, Mabou Mines, Diamonda Galas and Meredith Monk. For the past four years, he has been invited to sound design at The Vienna Festival of the Arts. He also works large-scale industrials, including having helped with the sound for the Papal Mass in Central Park, NYC.DOUG HOSNEY (production stage manager). Credits include Paul Robeson starring Avery Brooks (B'way, off-B'way and Nat'l tour) and Bring in 'da Noise… (Nat'l tour). His career also includes European touring with full Piloblus Dance Theater, Susan Warden Dance Co. He was in Atlanta, GA as the General Manager for the 1994 and 1996 National Black Arts Festivals, featuring more than 200 events and 1500 artists from the Diasporia, in music, theatre, dance, film, visual art, and folk art. Mr. Hosney served as Production Manager of Crossroads Theater Company, where he served as PSM for The Disappearance, starring Ruby Dee, and Betsy Brown, by Ntozake Shange. He toured the critically acclaimed production of Sheila's Day, directed by Mbongeni Ngema to South Africa as the first professional theater tour in post-apartheid South Africa. No celebration of the blues could be complete for me without first standing at the crossroads to remember and thank those whose gifts has shaped my life in so many extraordinary ways – and I do thank you.

MARK C. SHARP (Assistant Stage Manager), a native to Highland Park, NJ, studied theatre and stage management at Rutgers University (MGSA). Mark has served on the stage management teams of Ali, directed by Woodie King, and the 1999 Genius Festival (Crossroads Theatre). He is currently the Production Stage Manager for the internationally acclaimed Boys Choir of Harlem, under the leadership of Dr. Walter J Turnbull. Mark would like to thank his family and friends for their constant love and support. Power to the young folk.

ERIC KREBS (Producer) is the founder and Artistic Director of the Off-Broadway, John Housman and Douglas Fairbanks Theaters. His New York producing credits include the recent critically acclaimed production of Electra, starring Zoe Wanamaker; The Broadway Kids Sing Broadway; Capitol Steps; The Passion of Dracula; Fool for Love; King of Schnorres; The Rise of David Levinsky; By and For Havel; Papa (starring Len Cariou as Ernest Hemingway); and Paul Robeson (starring Avery Brooks). Mr. Krebs produced Geoffrey Ewing's Ali, the biography of Mohammed Ali, a production featured at the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996, as well as the Mermaid Theater in London. In the non-for-profit theater, he founded and for 14 years was Producing Director of the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, NJ, a professional (LORT) theater. Mr. Krebs has been a producer of theatre arts at Rutgers University in New Jersey since 1969.

JONATHAN REINIS (producer) operates Theater on the Square, which he built in 1982 in downtown San Francisco and opened with a Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winning play Tally's Folly. Shows that went directly from Theater on the Square to Broadway in the last three years are Forever Tango, John Leguizamo's Freak, and Dame Edna – The Rayal Tour, opening this fall at the Booth Theatre. National and international tours produced or presented by Reinis include Steve

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Martin's Picasso at the Lapin Agile; Ken Hill's Phantom of the Opera; The Piano Lesson; Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez; Smuin Ballets, San Francisco; and The Kirov's Ballet original Nutcracker. Among the 60 shows Reinis presented in Northern California are Sandra Bernhard's I'm Still Here… Damn It!, Eddie Izzard's Dress to Kill, Riverdance, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, Stomp, Tap Dogs, Mikhail Baryshnikov's White Oak Dance Project, Kathy and Mo (filmed for HBO) Love Letters, I'm Not Rappaport (with Ben Vereen and Nehemiah Persoff), Shirley Valentine, Biloxi Blues, Jeffrey, and Mass Appeal (with Milo O'Shea). Mr. Reinis has received over 40 awards from the Drama-Logue Magazine and the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle f Or Excellence in Directing and Producing, including the prestigious Paine Knickerbocker Award in recognition of his continued contribution to the Bay Area theater. Mr. Reinis, an ATPAM member, also has his own public relations and advertising company that specializes in theatrical productions.

LAWRENCE HOROWITZ (Producer) made his stage producing debut with the recent critically acclaimed production Electra. He is the founder and principal owner of Shelby Lane Enterprises, the entertainment division of which is one of the most prolific producers of network television movies in the United States. Recent productions include 23 moment of truth movies for NBC, and five crimes of passion movies for ABC. In 1991, his very first production "Switched at Birth," a four-hour NBC miniseries earned him an Emmy nomination. His films have received many awards, including a 1998, Christopher Award for The Child's Wish, the Entertainment Industries Prism Award in 1998 for the Accident, two International Health and Medical Film Festival Awards in 1997 and 1994. Humanitas Prize's Finalist Award for Heart of a Child in 1995, and the 1994 Easter Seals Society EDI Award for To Walk Again. For with is currently preparing a slate of movies for the next season for ABC, including a Quarantine, which began filming the Spring; For Whom the Bell Tolls, the classic Hemingway novel with a new screenplay by his famed biographer A.E. Hochner; and The 25th Amendment, based on a story by Horowitz. A medical doctor, he authored "Taking Charge of Your Medical Fate." From 1981 – 1986, he was Chief of Staff to Senator Ted Kennedy and the Staff Director of the U.S.Senate Subcommittee On Health from 1997 – 1981.

ANITA WAXMAN (Producer), through her Alexis Productions, was recently represented by the Broadway hit Electra, starring Zoe Wanamaker, and is currently represented by the transfer of Cabaret to Studio 54. Previous Broadway productions include 1776,Present Laughter, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Young Man From Atlanta, and Wild Honey. She produced Mrs. Klein, Mind Games with Marc Salem, and Below the Belt Off-Broadway, and Breaking the Code, A Long Day's Journey into Night, Annie Get Your Gun, and Mr. and Mrs. Nobody in the West End. Upcoming projects include My Cuba, which she is producing with Kevin Costner, The Rainmaker, Once Around the City, and Camelot. Through her film company, We3 Productions, she is producing Heinlein's Tunnel in the Sky, CBS' The Young Man from Atlanta, How I Learned to Drive, Sidney Zion's critically acclaimed Markers, and is co-producing War Journal with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck for Miramax. She serves on the boards of the Roundabout Theatre, Shakespeare and Company, and the Donmar Warehouse in London. She currently lives in Connecticut with her husband, Dr. Albert Waxman, their children, Alexis and Yuri.

ELIZABETH WILLIAMS (Producer), through her four corners productions, was most recently represented on Broadway with the acclaimed Electra, and is associated with the transfer of Cabaret to Studio 54. Previous Broadway productions include the Tony award-winning musical Crazy for You, when over Buffalo, The Secret Garden, Into the Woods, and The Gospel that Colonus. In Los Angeles, she co-produced musical Ruthless! and the long-running head Love Letters. She helped finance the West End and Broadway productions of Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, and Miss Saigon, in association with the Fifth Avenue Productions. Ms. Williams holds a doctorate in art history and archaeology from Columbia University. She and her husband, Dr. Joseph Forte have a 12-year-old son, Alexander.

CTM PRODUCTIONS (Producer). CTM productions is David Jiranek, David Weil, and Cricket Hooper. Jiranek and Weil met in 1981 as Associate and Co-Producer of Curse of An Aching Heart, starring Faye Dunaway. After Ms. Dunaway fired their limo driver and the two producers froze their hands flyering the TKTS line in January, the show.
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