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Stalking the Bogeyman

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Stalking the Bogeyman

Adapted by Markus Potter and David Holthouse, additional writing by Shane Ziegler, Shane Stokes, and Santino Fontana

Showdates: April 1 - 24, 2016

Tonight we introduce the West Coast premiere of David Holthouse’s moving story Stalking the Bogeyman. Our hope is that this production helps start conversations about difficult subjects such as rape, abuse, justice, and childhood trauma. Themes such as strength, resilience, and the many paths toward healing help propel this unsettling story that will keep you captivated from the first line to the last.

Eighteen months ago, we knew right away that this project was bigger than just our department. We formed an interdisciplinary steering committee made up of thoughtful, dedicated people from across campus and in the community. Chaired by Priscilla Hensley Holthouse, this group met for more than a year, working with community and university partners to shepherd the project and develop the programming around the play. It was important to us to do justice to the play in the city that is David’s hometown and where some of the play’s key scenes take place.

Dr. Claudia Lampman and Dr. Rebecca Volino Robinson from the Psychology Department enthusiastically came on board early in the process. In collaboration with this project, their department is engaging in dynamic scholarship and research – three Ph.D. candidates and numerous graduate and undergraduate students are participating. They’re also providing valuable support throughout the rehearsal and performance phases of this production.

In addition to the research, scholarship and support, we are working with community partners to host classes, discussions, and creative workshops. In the lobby you’ll see interactive art pieces inspired by the play, and by you, the audience. What we have done, and are doing, with this production has simply not been done before. Taking on this production has inspired our department, and I am delighted to let you know that we are committed to continuing to produce socially-engaged theatre.

Performance run time: 2 hours with 15 minute intermission

Performances held at the Harper Studio Theatre, 3700 Alumni Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508

  • Cast

    Devin Frey as David 
    Chris Evans as Bogeyman 
    Emily Pratt as Nancy
    Kevin Lee as Robert 
    Jasmine Saxby as Carol/Molly 
    Justin Stewart as Russ/Payaso/Billy 

    SWINGS
    Jake Beauvais as David/Bogeyman 
    Mario Castillo as Robert/Emmit/Russ/Payaso/Billy 
    Megan McIlmail as Nancy/Carol/Molly 


    Jake Beauvais (Swing-David/Bogeyman) is currently a fourth-year theatre major with a performance emphasis here at UAA. He was last seen in UAA’s production of Eurydice as Orpheus, and in previous department productions such as Night of the Iguana (Nonno), Land of the Dead (Francis Bacon), and 44 Plays for 44 Presidents (Washington, Jackson, and many others). Out in the community he was in Anchorage Community Theatre’s production of Bus Stop as Bo Decker. Jake is also a founding member of the university’s resident improv troupe, The Ad-lib Alchemists. Fun interesting fact: Jake has many leather bound books and his apartment smells of rich mahogany.

    Mario Castillo (Swing-Robert/Russ/Payaso/Coach Billy) is a new addition to the UAA Theater and Dance program, transferring all the way from Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, California. He performed in various productions like August Wilson’s Fences, Lynn Nottage’s Ruined, and Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Mario looks forward to continuing his studies at UAA in hopes of attaining a BA in Theatre with an emphasis in performance. Follow his Instagram/Twitter @Blhackat.

    Christopher R. Evans (Bogeyman) is a senior theatre major at UAA. He recently directed Keith Huff’s A Steady Rain for Wolfpack Theatre Club and designed the scenery for UAA’s Marie Antoinette. He’s previously appeared as Hamlet in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Orsino in Twelfth Night, and as Stephen “Red” Ryder in When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder? Chris is a multiple recipient of the Dayle Skore Memorial Award, the former president and vice president of Wolfpack Theatre Club (formerly Theatre on the Rocks), and has worked in the scene shop for four years. After graduation, he plans to work professionally in film or theatre.

    Devin Frey (David Holthouse/Sound Co-Designer) recently graduated with a BA in Theatre from UAA, with plans to pursue an acting career in film and on stage. He has been seen at UAA as Henry in The Fantasticks, John Adams (and others) in 44 Plays for 44 Presidents, Dancing Monk and God in Spamalot, and Assistant in Dancing in the Rain. Devin also performed with the UAA Glee Club for several years. He also played Kenneth in Clybourne Park and Moonshine in Gold Rush Girls at Cyrano’s, Martin in Living With the Savage at ACT, and he just finished a run of the dinner theatre show Lounge Lizards. He has also done sound production and design, including the sound design for UAA’s Marie Antoinette.

    Kevin Lee (Robert/Emmit) is a senior theatre major at UAA. He’s previously been seen in Marie Antoinette, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Big River, Spamalot, Twelve Angry Jurors, and Singin’ in the Rain. He’s written a play for Short Attention Span Theatre, performed as Wolverine in Winter Bear, and worked as a technician at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse. In his spare time, he enjoys writing plays and stories.

    Megan McIlmail (Swing-Nancy/Carol/Molly) is thrilled to be returning to the UAA theater department; she previously appeared as Olivia in last season’s Twelfth Night, and in the Cyrano’s Playhouse production of Emotional Creature. She is in her junior year here at UAA, majoring in psychology, and she’s excited to witness and be a part of the collaboration between her two favorite departments (Psychology and Theater) during this production.

    Emily Pratt (Nancy) is a senior theatre major at UAA. She’s previously been seen as Marie in Marie Antoinette, Kate in William Shakespeare’s Land of the Dead, Ophelia in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Antonio in Twelfth Night, Renee/Pin Up Girl in M. Butterfly, and Strange Woman in Big River. She’s been an assistant in the costume shop for 2 years, and has previously been the makeup designer for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern and ran wardrobe for 44 Plays for 44 Presidents. She enjoys Christopher Moore books, crocheting, camping, and dog watching.

    Jasmine Saxby (Carol/Molly) has a BA degree in communications and is working toward entering the graduate program for clinical psychology here at UAA. She previously worked in theatre at Washington State University, where she was the assistant director for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, sound co-designer for The Laramie Project, Mallory in Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and Vixen #2 in Dracula. Jasmine has been a member of the research team for the Alaska Refugee Needs Assessment, and she is a dancer and musician who speaks Chinese and Japanese.

    Justin Stewart (Russ/Payaso/Coach Billy/McGruff) is an alumnus of UAA Theatre and Dance. He is a writer (musicals, movie soundtracks and writing narratives of any kind), editor, actor (UAA’s Twelve Angry Jurors, Taming of the Shrew, Spamalot, Big River), palindromist, and dancer. He’s also been seen in Winter Bear and in the 2016 Breaking Ground at ADT. Justin plays piano, cello, and sings in “every shower.” He currently teaches theater classes to children at ADT, ATY, and Kalaidoscape and hopes to become a vendor for Family Partnership Charter School soon. He is also finishing up his first and second novels and hopes to publish them soon.

  • Creative

    Director, Dr. Brian Cook
    Scenic Designer/Technical Director, Daniel Glen Carlgren
    Costume Designer, Colleen Alexis Metzger
    Sound Co-Designers, Devin Frey, Lily Werts
    Production Manager/Light Design, Daniel J. Anteau|
    Stage Manager, Alicia Brown
    Fight Choreography, Ty Hewitt


    Dr. Brian Cook (Director) is an assistant professor of theatre at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He received his PhD in Theatre Arts from the University of Oregon, and his MA from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and King’s College, London. He previously taught at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he headed the directing concentration and directed productions, including Nickel and Dimed, Tartuffe, An Inspector Calls, and The Ash Girl. He previously ran the untitled Theatre Company which toured a short play dealing with interpersonal violence to schools and volunteer organizations, and he has worked at professional theatres in upstate New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Colorado, Florida, and the U.K.

    Daniel Glen Carlgren (Scenic 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.

    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.

    Devin Frey (Sound Co-Designer) recently graduated with a BA in Theatre from UAA, with plans to pursue an acting career in film and on stage. He has been seen at UAA as Henry in The Fantasticks, John Adams (and others) in 44 Plays for 44 Presidents, Dancing Monk and God in Spamalot, and Assistant in Dancing in the Rain. Devin also performed with the UAA Glee Club for several years. He also played Kenneth in Clybourne Park and Moonshine in Gold Rush Girls at Cyrano’s, Martin in Living With the Savage at ACT, and he just finished a run of the dinner theatre show Lounge Lizards. He has also done sound production and design, including the sound design for UAA’s Marie Antoinette.

    Lily Werts (Assistant Sound Designer, Soundboard Operator) is a senior at UAA seeking a BA in Sociology with minors in Anthropology and Theatre. She is new to the theatre world, though she recently worked as the co-sound designer and soundboard operator for Wolfpack Theatre Club’s production of A Steady Rain. She made her acting debut at the Fall 2015 Directing Scenes playing the Patient in 4:48 Psychosis and Geraldine Barclay in What The Butler Saw. Lily was most recently seen onstage at the February Arctic Siren’s Cabaret and has also performed for several semesters with the UAA Glee Club. Lily recently received the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship’s Undergraduate Research Grant and will be presenting her work in April.

    Alicia Marie Brown (Stage Manager) is a recent graduate from the UAA Theatre and Dance Department, with a concentration in technical theatre and a minor in math. She has had the pleasure of stage managing UAA’s Dance in Performance, New Dances 2015, The Fantasticks!, and Night of the Iguana. Other recent credits are Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy’s The World of Cinema & The Stars of Tomorrow and Cyrano’s Anchorage Centennials: Week 6 & 9. She is excited to be working with such an enthusiastic and amazing team for Stalking the Bogeyman.

    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.

    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.

  • Crew

    Assistant Stage Manager: Mary Allely
    Dramaturgy: Taran Haynes
    Assistant Scenic Designer: Raymond Leonard
    Scene Shop Supervisor: Henry Coleman
    Scenic Artist: Daniel Glen Carlgren
    Scene Shop Assistants: Chris Evans, Josh Evans
    Scenic Carpentry: Jake Beauvais, Galina Deitz, Rick Fulton, Myranda Bailey, Raymond Leonard, Katie O’Loughlin, Joshua Rutten
    Prop Master: Henry Coleman
    Paint Crew: Becca Padrick, Myranda Bailey, Zoe Ellis, Nancy Ott, Meghan Stanford
    Costume Shop Manager: Denice Jewell
    Costume Shop Assistants: Lisa-Marie Castro, Emily Pratt, Jane Lee
    Costume Construction Crew: Lailani Cook, Kaeli Meno, Steven Chapman, Mary Carroll-Herring
    Wardrobe: Angela Colavecchio, Aurora Hofferle, Suzanne Snyder
    Master Electrician: Kyle Campbell
    Light Board Operator: Steven Chapman
    Lighting Crew: Katie O’Loughlin, Meghan Stanford, Jordan Crenshaw, David Blake, Nancy Ott, Ryan Anderson, Taylor Hicks
    Sound Design Advisor: Daniel J. Anteau
    Sound Board Operator: Lily Werts


    HOUSE

    Publicist/Media: O’Hara Shipe
    Additional Publicity: Nova Cunningham & University Advancement
    Poster Design: Dr. Brian Cook
    Videographer: Cedar Cussins
    Event Support Assistants: Aleksander Altukhov, Katie Bailey Nixon, Mike Vanni

  • Production Photos
     
    Stalking the Bogeyman, UAA Theatre and Dance, 2016
    Stalking the Bogeyman, UAA Theatre and Dance, 2016
    Stalking the Bogeyman, UAA Theatre and Dance, 2016
    Stalking the Bogeyman, UAA Theatre and Dance, 2016
    Stalking the Bogeyman, UAA Theatre and Dance, 2016
    Stalking the Bogeyman, UAA Theatre and Dance, 2016
    Stalking the Bogeyman, UAA Theatre and Dance, 2016
    Stalking the Bogeyman, UAA Theatre and Dance, 2016
    Stalking the Bogeyman, UAA Theatre and Dance, 2016
  • News, Reviews, and Buzz

 

Stalking the Bogeyman is presented by special arrangement with Daryl Roth Theatrical Licensing, LLC.
Stalking the Bogeyman was developed and originally produced by NewYorkRep.

The World Premiere of STALKING THE BOGEYMAN was produced by
North Carolina Stage Company, Asheville, NC; Charles Flynn-McIver, Artistic Director; September 21, 2013.