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AANNA DEAVERE SMITH (Writer and Performer). Actress, playwright, and performance artist, Anna Deavere Smith has acted Off-B'way, regionally and in film and TV. She received an Obie Award, a Drama Desk Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, the George and Elizabeth Marton Award, The Kesselring Prize and was a runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities. She received the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992. She was one of Glamour Magazine's Women of the Year for 1993. Twilight and Fires in the Mirror are part of a series, of which Ms. Smith is the author and performer, called On the Road: A Search for American Character. Fires in the Mirror was first performed at the NYSF. It was produced for PBS by American Playhouse. She collaborated with Judith Jamison on a ballet called Hymn for the 35th anniversary season of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. Her play Piano, which was produced at the L.A. Theatre Center, received the 1991 Drama Logue Award for Playwriting. Films include Dave and Philadelphia. She is Ann O'Day Maples Professor of the Arts at Stanford Univ.

GEORGE C. WOLFE (Director) is the Producer of the NYSF. B'way: director of Angels in America (Tony and Drama Desk awards), writer and director of Jelly's Last Jam (Drama Desk Award and Joe A. Callaway Award). NYSF: writer of The Colored Museum (Audelco, Oppenheimer and Hull-Warner awards), writer and director of Spunk (Obie and Audelco awards), director of The Caucasian Chalk Circle and curator of the Festival of New Voices (1991, 1992). TV directing credits include "The Colored Museum" and "Fires in the Mirror," both for PBS. Mr. Wolfe is recipient of the Dorothy B. Chandler Performing Arts Award.

JOHN ARNONE (Scenic Designer) made theatre history by sweeping the major design awards for 1993, winning the Outer Critics Circle Award, the American Theatre Wing Award, the Drama Desk Award and the coveted Tony Award for his sets for The Who's Tommy on B'way. He is overseeing the designs for Tommy London, Toronto, Germany, Australia and Japan. Also currently on B'way: The Who's Tommy, the Tommy Tune production of Grease and The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public.

TONI-LESLIE JAMES (Costume Designer). B'way: Angels in America, Jelly's Last Jam (American Theatre Wing Award, Tony and Drama Desk noms.). Off-B'way: NYSF: East Texas Hot Links, Measure for Measure, The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Drama Desk, American Theatre Wing noms.), Spunk, Babylon Gardens, Walking the Dead (Circle Rep). Regional: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Berkeley Rep, Baltimore Center Stage, Crossroads Theatre Co. Dance: The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. TV: "The Colored Museum" (Great Performances).

JULES FISHER (Lighting Designer). In a celebrated 30 year career, Jules Fisher has lit over 100 B'way shows and numerous other productions. His recent Tony Awards include the 1990, 1991, and 1992 awards for Grand Hotel, The Will Rogers Follies and Jelly's Last Jam. He lit the "Reunion on the Mall" celebration for President Clinton's inaugural (nominated for an Emmy Award). Current projects on B'way include Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika. His credits as a producer include The Rink, Lenny and Bob Fosse's Dancin'. A graduate of the Carnegie Institute of Technology, he serves as a theatre consultant to architects and performing arts groups and, in his spare time, practices magic.

PEGGY EISENHAUER (Lighting Designer) is currently represented on B'way by The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public. Other B'way designs include Tommy Tune Tonite!, Catskills on Broadway, Dangerous Games and Boys Choir of Harlem Live on Broadway. Recent tour designs include the Whitney Houston Bodyguard World tour, the Australian


area-concert tour of Jesus Christ Superstar and the Neil Young Harvest Moon tour. Other designs include Hello Again (Lincoln Center), Herringbone (Hartford Stage), Captains Courageous (Ford's Theatre), Blood Wedding (Great Lakes Theatre Festival) and Cada Noche...Tango (Ballet Hispanico of NY), among others. Other concert tour designs include Crosby, Stills and Nash; Fishbone; and two world tours for Tracy Chapman.

JOHN GROMADA (Sound Designer). B'way: A Few Good Men, Park Your Car in Harvard Yard and In the Summer House. NYSF: The America Play; The Swan; Machinal; On the Open Road; Casanova; JoAnne Akalaitis' Henry IV, Parts I and II; Woyzeck (with Phillip Glass); and 'Tis Pity She's a Whore. Other NY: En Garde Arts' Orestes, The Art of Success, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Italian American Reconciliation, among others. Regional: Center Stage, La Jolla Playhouse, Alley Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Philadelphia Drama Guild and many others. Awards: Obie Award (Machinal), Drama-Logue Award (Marisol at La Jolla), Theatre Crafts International design award, ASCAP special awards, a Drama Desk nomination and an American Theatre Wing nomination.

WENDY BLACKSTONE (Original Music) has created film scores for over 90 films ranging in musical style and from offbeat to jazz, global to orchestral. For years she has experimented weaving sounds with acoustic ensembles, extending the orchestral palette. She is a composer, arranger, performer and producer. Ms. Blackstone has been featured and reviewed in magazines including Variety, Hollywood Reporter, EAR, The New Yorker, and the L.A. Times. Four of the films she has scored have been nominated for Academy Awards. Eight have received Emmys. Ms. Blackstone is currently represented by Creative Artists Agency.

BATWIN + ROBIN PRODUCTIONS, INC. (Projections and Video Design) is a multi-media design company specializing in film and video production for theatre, museums, exhibitions and special events. Linda Batwin and Robin Silvestri designed the video seen on B'way and the nat'l tour of Tommy. They also created the video program on the B'way production of The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public.

JANE E. NEUFELD (Production Stage Manager). Shows include Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Remembrance, Lend Me a Tenor, Strange Interlude, 42 Street, Porgy and Bess and A Moon for the Misbegotten (starring Colleen Dewhurst and Jason Robards). In addition to B'way and Off-B'way, Miss Neufeld has toured throughout the U.S., Great Britain, and to the Holland Festival. She was Stage Manager for the Paris Opera Ballet at the Kennedy Center and for the "Robin Williams at the Met" show for HBO. In addition to stage managing, Miss Neufeld has been Production Manager at the Santa Barbara Civic


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