Nina Arianda


Broadway: Venus in Fur (2012 Tony Award), Born Yesterday (Tony Award Nomination, OCC Award). Off-Broadway: Fool for Love (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Venus in Fur (CSC, AEA’s Clarence Derwent Award, Theatre World Award and Clive Barnes Award), Tales from Red Vienna (Manhattan Theatre Club). Film: Florence Foster Jenkins (2016), You Were Never Here, The Humbling, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Lucky Them, Rob the Mob, Tower Heist, Midnight in Paris, Higher Ground, Win Win.  TV: “30 Rock,” “Hostages,” “The Good Wife.” M.F.A. NYU’s Tisch graduate acting program. She thanks her incredibly supportive, loving and good-looking parents.

Sam Rockwell


Broadway: A 
Behanding in Spokane. Off-Broadway/
regional: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot 
(Public Theater); Face Divided (EST);
Goose-Pimples (New Group); Fool for Love,
A Streetcar Named Desire, The Dumb
Waiter and The Zoo Story and Hot L
Baltimore (Williamstown Theatre Festival).
Upcoming films include Mr. Right opposite 
Anna Kendrick and Jared Hess’ Don 
Verdean. Other film credits include
 Poltergeist, Laggies, The Way Way Back, A 
Single Shot, Better Living Through
 Chemistry, Trust Me, Loitering With Intent,
 Seven Psychopaths, The Sitter , Cowboys & 
Aliens, Conviction, Iron Man 2, The 
Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward
 Robert Ford, Everybody’ s Fine, Moon, 
Choke, Frost/Nixon, The Hitchhiker’s Guide
to the Galaxy, Confessions of a Dangerous
 Mind, Charlie’s Angels, Galaxy Quest, The Green Mile, Celebrity, Clownhouse.
Education: San Francisco’s High School of the Performing Arts, William Esper Acting Studio. Sam would like to dedicate Eddie to Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Tom Pelphrey


Theater: By the Water, (MTC) End of the Rainbow (Broadway, The Guthrie) Mauritius(Dorset), The Lion in Winter (NJ Shakespeare), In God’s Hat (Apothecary), My Italy Story (Mile Square), A New Television Arrives Finally (Shetler), The Subject Was Roses (Penguin Repertory Theater), Crazy Eights (EST). Television: Black Box, The Following, Blue Bloods, Body of Proof, The Good Wife, Law and Order: SVU, CSI: Miami, The Ghost Whisperer, Numb3rs, and Guiding Light (2006,2008 Daytime Emmy winner). Film: SAM, Lucky Number, Turtle Island, Anchors, Excuse Me for Living Tiger Lily Road, Junction ,The Girl is in Trouble Birds of America. Tom can be seen as a series regular on the critically acclaimed series Banshee on Cinemax .

Gordon Joseph Weiss

The Old Man

is honored to be making his MTC debut and to have moved with this production from the 2014 Williamstown Theater Festival.  B’way credits include: Sly Fox, The Life, Jelly’s Last Jam,The Visit, Ghetto (Tony and Drama Desk Nominations), Raggedy Ann, King of Hearts, Goodtime Charley, and Jumpers. Regional credits include leading roles in: Anna Christie, Tartuffe, A Christmas Carol, Tobacco Road (Triad Stage), Queen of the Rebels, The Investigation, Murder of Issac (Baltimore Center Stage), Inherit The Wind (Fords Theater), Airline Highway (Steppenwolf), A Behanding in Spokane (WHAT), Moon For The Misbegotten (Virginia Stage /Merrimack Rep), Kiss Me Kate (Papermill), King of Hearts (Goodspeed), King Lear, Treasure Island, Between The Lines (ATL). TV: Numerous Guest Star appearances on “Law & Order”, “SVU”, “NYPD Blue”, “Spin City”, “Third Watch”, “NY Undercover” and “Pete and Pete”.  Film: Annie (remake), All is Bright, Howard Stern’s Private Parts, Lustre, Awakenings, The Undeserved and Reversal of Fortune.

Sam Shepard


had his first New York plays, Cowboys and The Rock Garden, produced by Theatre Genesis in 1963. Eleven of his plays have won Obie Awards, including Chicago, The Tooth of the Crime and Curse of the Starving Class. Other award-winning plays include Buried Child (Pulitzer Prize, Obie), Fool for Love (Obie) and A Lie of the Mind (New York Drama Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle A wards). The 1996 Broadway revival of Buried Child was nominated for a Tony. Shepard’s latest play, A Particle of Dread, premiered in 2014 at Signature. As writer/director, he filmed Far North and Silent Tongue. As an actor he has appeared in numerous films, including The Right Stuff and Black Hawk Down, and can currently be seen in the Netflix series “Bloodline.” Shepard was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, received the Gold Medal for Drama from the Academy and was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame.

Daniel Aukin


Three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin’s work includes Melissa James Gibson’s Placebo (Playwrights Horizons), Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love (Williamstown), The Fortress of Solitude (Dallas Theater Center and the Public Theater), Joshua Harmon’s Bad Jews (Roundabout), Melissa James Gibson’s What Rhymes With America (Atlantic), Sam Shepard’s Heartless (Signature), Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles (Lincoln Center Theater), Marius von Mayenburg’s The Ugly One (Soho Rep), Itamar Moses’ Back Back Back (MTC), Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge (Arena Stage) and Elmer Rice’s The Adding Machine (La Jolla Playhouse). As artistic director of Soho Rep (1998- 2006), premieres of new work include Mark Schultz’s Everything Will Be Different, Melissa James Gibson’s Suitcase and [sic], Mac Wellman’s Cat’s-Paw, Quincy Long’s The Year of the Baby and Maria Irene Fornes’ Molly’s Dream.

Dane Laffrey

Scenic Design

Broadway: set and costumes for Spring Awakening (Brooks Atkinson). Recent Off- Broadway: set and/or costumes for The Christians and Iowa (Playwrights Horizons); Cloud 9 (Atlantic); Bad Jews and Tigers Be Still (Roundabout); Arlington (Vineyard); King Liz, American Hero and The Talls (2econd Stage); Disgraced (Lincoln Center); The Maids (Red Bull); I Remember Mama and The Patsy (Transport Group); The Few (Rattlestick). Regional work at the Humana Festival, Mark Taper Forum, Williamstown, Old Globe, Huntington, Goodspeed, Denver Center, Center Stage, Dallas Theater Center, New York Stage & Film, others. International work in Tokyo, Oslo, Osaka and throughout Australia. Nominations for a Drama Desk Award and four Henry Hewes Awards.

Anita Yavich

Costume Design

Broadway: Venus in Fur, Chinglish, Anna in the Tropics. New York: Big Love, Kung Fu, Golden Child, Iphigenia 2.0 (Signature); The Oldest Boy (LCT); Tales From Red Vienna, The Explorers Club (MTC); The Submission, Coraline, The Wooden Breeks (MCC); Lives of the Saints, All in the Timing (Primary Stages); The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Orlando, New Jerusalem and Texts for Nothing (CSC); Measure for Pleasure, Kit Marlowe, The Winter’s Tale, Civil Sex, Pericles (Public); Macbeth, Coriolanus, Svejk (TFANA). Opera credits: Cyrano de Bergerac, Les Troyens, Met, La Scala, and she was the puppet and costume designer for The Sound of Music (Salzburger Marionette Theatre). 2006 Obie Award.

Justin Townsend

Lighting Design

Broadway: Casa Valentina, A Night With Janis Joplin, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, The Other Place, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Off-Broadway: Ten Out of Twelve (Soho Rep); Pretty Filthy (Civilians); Found (Atlantic); Here Lies Love (Public); Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play, Milk Like Sugar (Playwrights Horizons); A Man’s a Man, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Galileo, Unnatural Acts (Classic Stage Company); On the Levee, Luck of the Irish (LCT3); The Architecture of Becoming (Women’s Project); Opus (Primary Stages); Speech and Debate (Roundabout). Obie for Sustained Excellence in Lighting Design 2014. Assistant professor at Brooklyn College.

Ryan Rumery

Sound Design

is a musician, composer and designer. Recent scores: Nice Girl (Labyrinth), Between Riverside and Crazy (Atlantic/2econd Stage), By the Water (MTC), Placebo (Playwrights Horizons), Verite (LCT3). He performs with the Painted Bird (KioSK Festival, BAC, La MaMa, PS122, Legion Arts, Wexner). Sound consultant for Nonesuch at 50 festival at BAM and perfor- mances featuring Dawn Upshaw, Gilbert Kalish and Alarm Will Sound. He recently produced two albums for Jeremy Bass: Winter Bare and New York in Spring. Additional albums include The Joy of Harm, Methods, 4000 Miles, Ivanov. Film credits: City of Gold (Sundance and SXSW 2015), Gatewood, Flower Man and And, Apart.

David S. Leong

Movement and Fights

Broadway: Amazing Grace, A Time to Kill, Billy Elliot the Musical, The Civil War, Carousel, Company, The Rainmaker, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, King Hedley II, Hamlet, Macbeth, A Delicate Balance, Conversations With My Father, In the Summer House, Sex and Longing, Picnic, Solitary Confinement, The Homecoming. More than 50 Off-Broadway productions. London: Napoleon the Musical and Jitney. Film: Alien Resurrection, Titus. Regional theatres: Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Goodman Theatre, ART, Huntington Theatre, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Kennedy Center, Alley Theatre, Berkeley Rep, Mark Taper Forum, Seattle Rep and many more. Professor of theatre at VCU.

Calleri Casting


James Calleri, Paul Davis and Erica Jensen. Broadway: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Visit, The Elephant Man (also West End), Living on Love, Of Mice and Men, Venus in Fur, 33 Variations, A Raisin in the Sun, Chicago, James Joyce’s The Dead. Off- B’way: Absolute Brightness…, Lives of Saints, Buyer & Cellar, Murder for Two, All in the Timing, Passion, Fuerza Bruta, Silence! The Musical. Casting for Rattlestick, Classic Stage, Flea, Long Wharf, McCarter, Berkeley Rep, Keen, City, Playwrights Realm, Williamstown, Playwrights Horizons (ten seasons). TV: upcoming “The Way” on Hulu, “Ed,” “Hope & Faith,” “Lipstick Jungle,” “Monk.” Twelve Artios Awards for Outstanding Casting Achievement. Member CSA.

Kyle Gates

Production Stage Manager

At MTC: Choir Boy, That Face, Humor Abuse, Back Back Back, Regrets Only, Shining City. B’way/tour: The Country Girl (Jacobs), The Seafarer (Booth), Shining City (Biltmore), Brooklyn (1st national). Off- B’way: Playwrights Horizons, Atlantic Theater Company, Signature Theatre, Roundabout, 2econd Stage Uptown, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Soho Rep, Public, more. Kyle is a proud member of Actors’ Equity and husband to the amazing Guðbjörg. Thank you Colleen and Melanie.

Colleen M. Sherry

Stage Manager

Broadway: A Streetcar Named Desire, Fela! Off-Broadway: Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons, Classic Stage Company, Signature Theatre, Primary Stages, Atlantic Theater, 2econd Stage Uptown, MCC, York Theatre, Clubbed Thumb. Other New York: Juilliard, BC/EFA and 52nd Street Project volunteer. Regional: Williamstown Theatre Festival, Chester Theatre, Stonington Opera House. Cheers to Kyle and Melanie. Love and gratitude to Damian, Mom, Dad and Laura.