By Bryony Lavery
Showdates: April 26-28, 2019
Three characters—a mother whose 10-year-old daughter goes missing, a grieving American academic writing about serial killers, and a serial child murderer – intersect over grief, trauma, and murder. As their lives collide, they pursue the possibility of forgiveness and healing. Frozen is a profoundly human play exploring how we deal with life’s most extreme traumas, and asks how can we move on after the worst imaginable grief.
Performances held in the UAA Harper Studio Theatre, 3700 Alumni Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508
Agnetha, Angela Colavecchio
Nancy, Devan Hawkins
Ralph, Brian Cook
Guard, Kat Banner
Angela Colavecchio (Agnetha) is a fourth year performance theatre major at University of Alaska Anchorage. When Angela isn’t performing she is working as the world’s best nanny. She has done nine shows at UAA including Playhouse Creatures, Lysistrata, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, and Eurydice. When Angela grows up, she wants to eat a lot of cake and leave a really cool ghost.
Devan Hawkins (Nancy) is ecstatic to be joining this incredible cast in Bryony Lavery’s Frozen. Devan hails from the desolate corn and cattle country known only as Nebraska but after two years of trudging through ice and snow, has officially earned her Alaska residency. During this time, she has worked in short films, workshops, festivals and community productions in and around Anchorage. You may have seen her in BIZZAY’s The Human Condition (Amara), Quickdash Films’ Dasher (Abby) or that one computer repair commercial! Some of her favorite theatre credits include Playhouse Creatures (Mrs. Betterton) Earthquake ‘64 (Genie Chance), Silver Thaw (Shelly) and Woyzeck (Marie).
Dr. Brian Cook (Ralph) is assistant professor of theatre at UAA. 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. At UAA, he’s directed several shows, including And Then There Were None and Stalking the Bogeyman, and he appeared on stage in Picasso at the Lapin Agile. His research focuses on contemporary British theatre, particularly on the work of the Cherub Company in the United Kingdom and abroad. Brian has presented at various conferences and has published in Theatre History Studies, Theatre Survey, Performing Arts Resources and the LMDA Sourcebook. 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.
Kat Banner (Guard) is a junior at UAA, though it is only her second year. She is dual majoring in English with a concentration on postsecondary education and theater with a design and technical concentration. She has a love for both the performance and technical side of the theater. She acted at West High School, but now she primarily works behind the scenes of our community theaters. Her most recent accomplishment was stage managing The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at Anchorage Community Theater. Her biggest dream is to become a stage manager or a professor in the arts.
Director, Taran Haynes
Directing Advisor, Brian Cook
Stage Manager, Addie George
Scenic Designer, Myranda Bailey
Scenic Design Advisor, Daniel Glen Carlgren
Costume Designer, Brighton Coggins
Costume Design Advisor, Colleen Alexis Metzger
Lighting Designer, Meghan Stanford
Lighting Design Advisor, Daniel J. Anteau
Sound Designer, Brian Cook
Props Master, Brian Cook
Taran Haynes (Director) is an undergraduate theatre major at UAA and an aspiring performer, director, and playwright. He has been on the UAA stage in a wide variety of roles and has also served as a dramaturg, assistant director, and stage manager. Writing a Play, Taran’s first one-act, was accepted to the Play Lab of the 2017 Last Frontier Theatre Conference, and his 10-minute play, The Hardest Thing, was accepted to the Playwriting Symposium at MATC in 2017. Frozen is part of Taran’s senior honors thesis, which includes a full research paper on the social impact a production of the play can have on shifting audience attitudes towards mental illness and crime. He will graduate in May.
Dr. Brian Cook is assistant professor of theatre at UAA. 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. At UAA, he’s directed several shows, including And Then There Were None and Stalking the Bogeyman, and he appeared on stage in Picasso at the Lapin Agile. His research focuses on contemporary British theatre, particularly on the work of the Cherub Company in the United Kingdom and abroad. Brian has presented at various conferences and has published in Theatre History Studies, Theatre Survey, Performing Arts Resources and the LMDA Sourcebook. 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.
Addie George (Stage Manager) is a junior at UAA majoring in theatre with a technical concentration. In the past four years she has been a part of over 20 productions in various roles from directing Clue with Alaska Fine Arts Academy, stage managing Singing in the Rain Jr. with Alaska Theatre of Youth to acting in The Burning with TBA.
Myranda Bailey (Scenic Designer) is a senior in the UAA Theatre Department and will be graduating with a major in theatre. Frozen is her second design. Previously she worked on Playhouse Creatures and Radium Girls as the lead scenic artist. Myranda has also done carpentry work and metal fabrication for other UAA productions such as Picasso at the Lapin Agile and Radium Girls. Outside of theatre, she still spends her time painting and creating her own artwork. She would like to thank everyone who came in to help make this show happen.
Daniel Glen Carlgren 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.
Brighton Coggins (Costume Designer) is overjoyed to mark Frozen as his costume designing debut. Over the course of the last year he has moved from being a beginning level stitcher to a draper to a designer, and he couldn’t be more grateful for all the opportunities that he has been given to explore his passions and hone his skills here at UAA. He’d like to thank Colleen Metzger for helping him through every step of this amazing journey, Kaie Promish for being an all around rockstar and master of all things sewing, Lydia Thomas for being his best friend and not killing him when he made her sew a with the worst fabric in the world, and all of the stitchers, practicum students, and other citizens of Costume Shop Land for making all the beautiful the costumes in this show possible.
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.
Daniel Anteau 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 he has taught for the University of Alaska Anchorage as term technical director/lighting designer and 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.
Meghan Stanford (Lighting Designer) is originally from Chippewa Falls, WI. She is a senior theatre major here at UAA, with her studies focused around scenic design and technical direction. She currently works as an employee in the UAA scene shop. Her past credits include assistant scenic designer for Working, Radium Girls, and Earthquake ’64, scenic designer for Rain and Zoe Save the World and Playhouse Creatures, and lighting designer for many of UAA’s dance productions. Meghan will be graduating from UAA this spring and will start her MFA in the fall for scenic design at Ohio State University.
Technical Director, Daniel Glen Carlgren, Meghan Stanford
Production Manager, Daniel Glen Carlgren, Brian Cook
Dialect Coach, Ty Hewitt
Stage Manager, Brian Cook
Scene Shop Supervisor, Kasey Murphey
Scene Shop Assistants, Meghan Stanford, Myranda Bailey, Paitton Reid
Scenic Painters, Students enrolled in THR 491
Scenic Carpentry, Students enrolled in THR 141, 295, 495
Scenic Artist, Myranda Bailey
Costume Shop Supervisor, Kaie Promish
Costume Shop Assistants, Brighton Coggins, Hannah Coyne, Lydia Thomas Wardrobe, Kayla Gonzalez, Morrigan Kellen, Katie Radford, Petra Murray
Drapers, Brighton Coggins, Lydia Thomas, Hannah Coyne, Rhiannon Fleener, Brooke Vencill
Costume Construction, Tayla Hansen, Kat Banner, Kayla Gonzalez, Olivia Siegel, Chardonnay Stone
Light & Sound
Light Board Operator, Andrew Miller
Sound Board Operator, Lydia Thomas
Communications & Graphic Design: Asia Bauzon
House Manager: Lawrence Wynn
Box Office: Kylie Vanni, Cedar Cussins
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