Director, Nova Cunningham
Scenic Designer, Chris Evans
Costume Designer, Colleen Alexis Metzger
Lighting Designer, Katie Bailey Nixon
Sound Designer, Devin Frey
Projections Designer & Technical Director, Daniel Glen Carlgren
Production Manager, Daniel J. Anteau
Props Designer, Adi Davis
Assistant Director/Dramaturg, Ray Leonard
Fight Choreography, Ty Hewitt
Choreography, Kathryn O’Loughlin
Nova Cunningham (Director) holds a Bachelor of Music degree (with an emphasis in Music Education
and Vocal Performance) from Ohio Northern University, and a MFA degree in Theatre
(with an emphasis in Musical Theatre) from San Diego State University. She is currently
a Term Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance, teaching classes
in Acting, Script Analysis, and Community Engagement in the Arts. Nova’s theatre career
has taken her from New York to the West Coast, performing year-round for over 25 years.
She most recently was Producing Artistic Director on the central coast of California.
For the past 15 years, Nova has been a seasonal resident of Alaska, managing Alaska
Cabin Nite Dinner Theatre at Denali National Park.
Chris Evans (Scenic Designer/Scene Shop Assistant) is a senior theatre major at UAA and recipient
of the Dayle Skore Memorial Scholarship. He was previously the technical director
for William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead, assistant technical director for Twelfth
Night, and scenic designer for The Fantasticks at UAA. He plans to attend graduate
school and to work professionally in technical theatre.
Devin Frey (Sound Designer) is a senior on the verge of graduating with a BA in theater with
a performance emphasis. His previous UAA acting credits include Lincoln, Johnson,
and others in 44 Plays for 44 Presidents, Henry in The Fantasticks and God in Spamalot,
among others. Outside of UAA, Devin can either be found onstage or backstage at Cyrano’s,
A.C.T., or the Performing Arts Center. He can be found running live sound around Anchorage
in his off time.
Adi Davis (Props Designer) is a junior theatre and economics major. She has been involved in
various productions at UAA, both on and off the stage. Her most recent acting credits
include Maria in UAA’s production of Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, and backstage
as the stage manager for UAA’s recent production of 44 Plays for 44 Presidents. Her
current career aspirations include graduate school for scenic design and traveling
the world doing theatre.
Raymond Leonard (Assistant Director/Dramaturg) is a senior theatre major with a concentration in
technical theatre at UAA. Recent properties designs include 44 Plays for 44 Presidents,
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, and The Fantasticks. He has also successfully
been a costume designer and technician, an assistant scenic designer and carpenter,
lighting designer and master electrician for various productions at UAA. He is very
excited to hone his craft even further in more professional environments after his
Daniel J. Anteau (Production Manager) received a B.A. from the University of Alaska Anchorage and
his MFA from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in Lighting Design. He
now serves as department chair, professor in design and technical director for the
dance program. Professionally, Daniel’s lighting designs have been seen across Alaska
& Hawaii, to New York City, and internationally to Africa. For the past 5 summers
Daniel served as technical director for Trollwood Performing Arts School in Moorhead,
MN. In Hawaii, Daniel continues to stay active as lighting designer working with Manoa
Valley Theatre on their January production.
Daniel Glen Carlgren (Projection Designer and Technical Director) is currently the faculty scenic designer,
projection designer, and technical director at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
He received his BFA from Southern Oregon University in 2001 and his MFA from University
of Oregon in 2012. Daniel’s recent credits include scenic and projection design, and
technical direction for 44 Plays for 44 Presidents, Night of the Iguana, SPAMalot,
Twelfth Night, and many others. Daniel has also worked on the automation for Julie
Taymor’s Grendal and Wagner’s Ring Cycle for the Los Angeles Opera and Disney’s Aladdin
at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, Washington. Daniel has worked as a scenery,
staging and rigging specialist in the entertainment industry for many years.
Ty Hewitt (Fight Choreography) was born and raised in Ketchikan, Alaska, and has worked as
an actor, director, teacher and fight choreographer for productions in the Pacific
Northwest and around the country. Theatre credits include Profile Theatre’s (Portland,
OR) Sam Shepard season, playing Vince in Buried Child, the Speaker in Tongues and
as a guest lecturer on the nature of violence in Shepard’s plays. Other Portland theatre
credits include The Scene at Portland Playhouse and On The Table with the Sojourn
Theatre. Ty performed in deCOMPOSITION, a theatre piece which he co-wrote, in Seattle
and NYC. New York credits include Opus D’Amour at Theatre Lab, Babel Tower with Round
Table Ensemble and Orsino in Aquila Theatre’s Twelfth Night at Lincoln Center. Ty
has a BFA from Southern Oregon University and an MFA from UMKC.
Colleen Metzger (Costume Designer) has worked all across the country. She has designed for the Barter
Theatre in Virginia, Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan, The New London Barn
Playhouse in New Hampshire, CATco and The Human Race Theatre Company in Ohio, Riverside
Theatre in Iowa, and the Mad Horse Theatre Company in Maine. Colleen has also run
wardrobe at the Glimmerglass Opera, worked as costume technician at the Hangar Theatre,
Portland Stage Company, and the Chautauqua Opera, and has worked as a crafts artisan
for the Santa Fe Opera.