DIRECTOR

Todd Kreidler directed August Wilson’s How I Learned What I Learned, and served as dramaturg for August Wilson’s Radio Golf and Gem of the Ocean in their early productions at the Huntington and other regional theatres and on Broadway. His adaptation of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner appeared at the Huntington in the fall of the 2014-2015 season. He wrote the Broadway musical Holler If Ya Hear Me, an original story featuring the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, and is writing a musical with Nikki Sixx, based on Sixx’s memoir and music, The Heroin Diaries. His stage adaptation of the film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner ran at Arena Stage in Washington, DC and premiered at True Colors Theatre Company in Atlanta. Most recently, he directed How I Learned What I Learned at Off Broadway’s Signature Theatre and at Pittsburgh Public Theater. He originally directed and co-conceived the piece with Mr. Wilson performing at Seattle Repertory Theatre in 2003. He co-founded the August Wilson Monologue Competition, a national program aimed at integrating August Wilson’s work into high school curriculum, of which the Huntington facilitates the Boston competition.

SCENIC & PROJECTION DESIGNER

David Gallo

CREATIVE CONSULTANT & COSTUME DESIGNER

Constanza Romero

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Thom Weaver

SOUND DESIGNER

Dan Moses Schreier

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PLAYWRIGHT

Liz Duffy Adams Or, premiered Off Broadway at Women’s Project Theater and has been produced numerous times since, including at the Magic Theater and Seattle Rep. She’s a New Dramatists alumna and has received a Women of Achievement Award, Lillian Hellman Award, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, Will Glickman Award, Weston Playhouse Music-Theater Award, and MacDowell Colony residencies. Her work has also been produced or developed at the Contemporary American Theater Festival, Humana Festival, Portland Center Stage, Syracuse Stage, New Georges, Clubbed Thumb, Cutting Ball, Shotgun Players, and Crowded Fire, among others. Other plays include A Discourse on the Wonders of the Invisible World; Buccaneers; Dog Act; Wet or, Isabella the Pirate Queen Enters the Horse Latitude; The Listener; The Reckless Ruthless Brutal Charge of It or, The Train Play; and One Big Lie. Publications include Poodle With Guitar And Dark Glasses in Applause’s “Best American Short Plays 2000-2001,” Or, in Smith & Kraus’ “Best Plays Of 2010,” and several plays in acting editions by Playscripts, Inc. and Dramatists Play Service. Adams has a BFA from New York University and an MFA from Yale School of Drama, and was the 2012–2013 Briggs-Copeland Visiting Lecturer in Playwriting at Harvard University. She has dual Irish and American citizenship, is originally from the northern coast of Massachusetts, and divides her time between western Massachusetts and New York City.

DIRECTOR

Aaron Posner Previous Round House credits include Stage Kiss, the musical A Murder, A Mystery & A Marriage (book, lyrics and direction), and My Name is Asher Lev. Locally, Aaron has directed at Arena Stage, Folger Theatre (where he is an artistic associate), Signature Theatre, Studio Theatre, Theatre Alliance, Theater J, and Woolly Mammoth. In addition to the two listed above, his plays Stupid Fucking Bird, Life Sucks (Or The Present Ridiculous) and The Chosen have all appeared on local stages as well as in hundreds of productions around the country and abroad. He has won five Helen Hayes Awards as a director and an author, The John Gassner Award and an Outer Circle Critics Award (New York), two Barrymore Awards (Philadelphia), an Elliot Norton Award (Boston) and a Bay Area Theatre Award (The Bay Area). He lives in Maryland with his wife, actress Erin Weaver, and their amazing daughter, Maisie.

SCENIC DESIGNER

Paige A. Hathaway

COSTUME DESIGNER

Kendra Rai

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Andrew R. Cissna

SOUND DESIGNER

Christopher Baine

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PLAYWRIGHTS

Lauren Gunderson is one of the most produced playwrights in America, the winner of the Lanford Wilson Award and the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award, a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and John Gassner Award for Playwriting, and a recipient of the Mellon Foundation’s 3-Year Residency with Marin Theatre Co. She studied Southern Literature and Drama at Emory University, and Dramatic Writing at NYU’s Tisch School where she was a Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship. Her work has been commissioned, produced and developed at companies across the US including South Coast Rep (Emilie, Silent Sky), The Kennedy Center (The Amazing Adventures of Dr. Wonderful And Her Dog!), The O’Neill, The Denver Center, Berkeley Rep, Shotgun Players, TheatreWorks, Crowded Fire, San Francisco Playhouse, Marin Theatre, Synchronicity, Olney Theatre, Geva and more.  Her work is published at Playscripts (I and You, Exit, Pursued By A Bear, and Toil And Trouble), Dramatists (Silent Sky, Bauer) and Samuel French (Emilie). She is a Playwright in Residence at The Playwrights Foundation, and a proud Dramatists Guild member. She is from Atlanta, GA and lives in San Francisco.

Margot Melcon is the literary manager and dramaturg at Marin Theatre Company where she produces the New Works Reading Series and administers two annual new play prize competitions in addition to acting as production dramaturg on all shows. Prior to joining Marin in 2008, she worked in the literary and publications departments at A.C.T. She is a freelance writer for American Theatre magazine and was a fellow at the National Critics Institute at the O’Neill Playwrights Festival. She is a graduate of California State University, Chico.

DIRECTOR

Eleanor Holdridge Off-Broadway productions include Steve & Idi, (Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre), Cycling Past The Matterhorn (Clurman Theatre), The Imaginary Invalid, and Mary Stuart (Pearl Theatre Company). Regional credits include I and You (Geva Theatre);Gee’s Bend (Arden Theatre); HamletMidsummer Night’s DreamAs You Like ItLettice And LovageThe TempestTwelfth NightTaming Of The Shrew (Shakespeare & Company). The Crucible (Perseverance Theatre), Educating RitaNoises Off and Art (Triad Stage), Julius Caesar and Macbeth (Milwaukee Shakespeare), Two Gentlemen Of Verona (Alabama Shakespeare), Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare St. Louis), Henry V (Shakespeare on the Sound), Betrayal (Portland Stage), and Lion In Winter (Northern Stage). Her DC area productions include I and You (Olney Theatre), Zorro, which she co-wrote (Constellation Theatre), Double Indemnity and The Who & The What (Round House Theatre),The Gaming Table (Folger Theatre), God of Carnage and Pygmalion (Everyman Theatre); Something You Did and Body Awareness (Theater J); and After the Revolution and Much Ado About Nothing (Taffety Punk). Eleanor has been Founding Artistic Director for the Red Heel Theatre Company, Resident Assistant Director at the Shakespeare Theatre Company, and Resident Director at New Dramatists. She has directed and taught students at the Yale School of Drama, NYU’s graduate program, and the Juilliard School, among others.

SCENIC DESIGNER

Daniel Conway

COSTUME DESIGNER

Kendra Rai

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Nancy Schertler

SOUND DESIGNER

Matthew M. Nielson

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