Director, Dr. Brian Cook
Scenic Designer, Daniel Glen Carlgren
Assistant Scenic Designer, Mike Vanni
Costume Designer, Jason Orlenko
Associate Costume Designer, Colleen Metzger
Lighting Designer, Daniel J. Anteau
Sound Designer, Paul Ríos
Projection Designer, Nancy Ott
Technical Director, Daniel Glen Carlgren
Assistant Technical Director, Henry Coleman
Production Manager, Daniel J. Anteau
Props Designer, Mary Alley
Fight Choreography & Dialect Coach, Ty Hewitt
Dr. Brian Cook (Director) is assistant professor of theatre at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Last season for UAA, he directed 44 Plays for 44 Presidents and Stalking the Bogeyman. He previously taught at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he directed several
productions, including Nickel and Dimed and An Inspector Calls. His research focuses on contemporary British theatre, particularly on the work of
the Cherub Company in the United Kingdom and abroad between 1978 and 2003, and he
has presented at conferences in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. His work has been published
in Theatre History Studies, Theatre Survey, and Performing Arts Resources. 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.
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.
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.
Jason Orlenko (Costume Designer) is delighted to spend the fall teaching and designing at the University
of Alaska-Anchorage. A Milwaukee, Wisconsin based costume designer, favorite designs
include Fallen Angels at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, The Story of My Life at Milwaukee Opera Theatre, A Charlie Brown Christmas at First Stage Children’s Theater, The Snow Dragon (World Premiere Opera) at Skylight Music Theatre and Opera Siam, and The Glass Menagerie at In Tandem Theatre. His designs have also been seen at the Rep of St. Louis, the
Milwaukee Rep, Renaissance Theaterworks, Next Act Theatre, Indiana Festival Theatre,
Children’s Theatre of Madison, Marquette University and UW-Milwaukee were he has also
served as an adjunct lecturer. Other professional credits include working as an assistant
designer at American Players Theatre and the Illinois Shakespeare Festival and additional
costume work at the Florentine Opera and the Hangar Theatre. Upcoming designs include
The Violet Hour at Renaissance Theaterworks, Great Expectations at Milwaukee Chamber and Sweeney Todd at Skylight Music Theatre. Jason holds an MFA in Costume Design from Indiana University.
Paul Ríos (Sound Designer) is a performing arts educator (B.M. Music Education, B.A. Theatre)
who hails from Dallas, TX. He is a middle school teacher by day and banisher of evil
by night with an affinity for Buddhism, mythology, Thai food, karaoke, and Nintendo.
He hopes you appreciate the aural landscape he has crafted for this production and
he thanks you for supporting the arts.
Daniel Anteau (Lighting Designer) received a B.A. from the University of Alaska Anchorage and his
M.F.A in Lighting Design from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. In his
academic career Daniel has taught for the University of Alaska Anchorage as term technical
director/lighting designer, The University of Hawaii as Assistant professor in Lighting
Design and Technical Director. After returning to the University of Alaska Anchorage
He now serves as Professor in design, and Production Manager. Daniel is also the academic
advisor for the design and technical students, manages the light shop as well as sound,
projections, and special effects. Professionally, Daniel’s Lighting Designs have been
seen across Alaska & Hawaii, to New York City, and internationally to Africa. In Hawaii,
Daniel continues to stay active as Lighting Designer working with Manoa Valley Theatre
on their summer production.
Ty Hewitt 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 Alexis Metzger is a costume designer and technician whose work has taken her across the country.
She has worked for the Santa Fe Opera in New Mexico, the Glimmerglass Opera in New
York, The Barter Theatre in Virginia, Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan,
Chautauqua Opera in New York, Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, Portland Stage Company
in Maine, and most recently, Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts.