Festival 2005

Chekhov, the Moscow Art Theatre and the Beginnings of Modernism

Theatre-Festival2005(1)April 8-9 at 7:30pm and April 10 at 1:00pm

Barnum Studio Theater


Design and Production Staff:

  • Directors – Mandy Peters, Melanie Olson, Ann Woldt
  • Production Stage Manager – Sarah Harriman
  • Set/Props  Designer – Lindsey Ingles
  • Lighting Designer – Erica Spiller
  • Costume/Makeup Designers: Amanda Condra, (The Bear and A Dopey Fairy Tale) Melissa Stone, (The Festivities and The Audition)

The Bear

Written by Anton Chekhov, translated by Paul Schmidt

Produced by special arrangement with Helen Merrill, LTD

Directed By: Ann Woldt

Stage Manager: Bethany Hanson

Cast List:

  • Yelena Ivanovna Popova, a widow with dimples and a large estate – Mackenzie Webb
  • Grigory Stepanovich smirnoff, landowner – Chris Schacht
  • Luka, an elderly servant – Laura Lundberg

A Dopey Fairy Tale

written by Michael Weller, based upon The Skit by Anton Chekhov

Produced by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing

Directed By: Melanie Olson

Stage Manager: Jonathan Feld

Cast List:

  • Smile – Justin Wells
  • Mr. Baker – Travis Hamilton
  • Mrs. Baker – Shelley Hagerty
  • Clarence – Adam Rademacher
  • Chatter – Lindsey Johnson
  • Mayor – Angela Vogel
  • Magistrate – April Hurt
  • Minister  – Emily Piette
  • Frog King – Scott Muxfeldt
  • Frog Queen – Rebecca Jackson
  • Sad Princess Gladys – Julie Soukup

The Festivities

written by Anton Chekhov, translated by Paul Schmidt

produced by special arrangement with Helen Merrill, LTD

Directed By: Mandy Peterson

Stage Manager: Jenna Bruning

Cast List:

  • Andrew Andreyevich Shipuchin – Zach Leiser
  • Tatyana Alexeyevna – Nicole Crawford
  • Kuzma Nikolayevich Heerin – Nathan Arensten
  • Nastasya Fyodorovna Merchutkina – Laura Hersom
  • Shipuchin’s Assistants – Ashley Gress, Sara Westfall
  • Members of the Delegation – Mary Beth Hanna, Hailey Johnson, Kelsey Volkens

The Audition

From The Good Doctor, adapted by Neil Simon from stories by Anton Chekhov

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc

Directed by: Mandy Peters

Stage Manager: Jenna Bruning

Theatre-Festival2005(2)Cast List:

  • Girl – Megan Shipley
  • Voice (Writer) – Justin Davis

Production Staff:

  • Sound Engineer – Julie Soukup (UGA)
  • Sound Board Operator – David Steward
  • Light Board Operators – Justin Davis, Mackenzie Webb
  • Wardrobe/Makeup Crew Head- Meghan Larkins
  • Box Office Manager – Rachel Burrow
  • Box Office Staff – Kayla Schmidt
  • House Manager – Kelsey Hedrick
  • Ushers – Discovering Theatre Students
  • Poster and Program Design – Carol Carder
  • Publicity Photo – Jennifer Whitham Johnson

Production Crews:

  • Costume Construction – Sarah Harriman (UGA), Carrie Christensen, Bethany Hanson, Meghann Wild, Discovering Theater Students
  • Lighting Crew – Lindsey Ingles (UGA), Justin Davis, Zach Leiser, Erica Spiller
  • Sound Crew – Julie Soukup (UGA)
  • Theatre Department Office – Angela Vogel
  • Audience Services – Mandy Peters (UGA)
  • Set Construction – Travis Cherniss, Amanda Condra, Jonathan Feld, Travis Hamilton, Mary Beth Hanna, Kelsey Hedrick, Laura Hersom, April Hurt, Melanie Olson, Sara Westfall, Discovering Theatre Students

Department Faculty/Staff:

  • Cheryl Eaton – Faculty Services
  • Steven J. McLean – Design Supervisor/Technical Director; Courses in Design/Tech, Management, Discovering Theatre; Designer
  • Jessica Minnihan – Costume Design/Construction; Shop Supervisor, Designer
  • Emily Brainerd – Assistant Technical Director; Shop Supervisor; Designer
  • Jennifer Ross Nostrala – Head, Division of Visual and Performing Arts; Courses in Directing, Acting, Literature, Discovering Theatre; Director
  • Ann Woldt – Lecturer and Education Outreach Coordinator; Courses in Acting, Voice, Interpretation, Discovering Theatre
  • Thomas Woldt – Chair, Department of Theatre Arts; Courses in History/Literature, Performance, Discovering Theatre; Director