Project Description

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Sasha Diamond (M) is an actress and improviser, a member of the Story Pirates and a former Bat at The Flea Theater. New York theatre credits include: Kentucky (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Lady (The Araca Group), Double Suicide At Ueno Park! (Ensemble Studio Theatre), The Wong Kids and The Secret of The Space Chupacabra Go! (Ma-Yi Theatre Company, Off Broadway Alliance Award), A Cautionary Tail (The Flea Theater). Regional theatre credits include: The Wong Kids… (Children’s Theatre Company, Arts Emerson), The Winners (HotCity Theatre), As You Like It (Edison Theatre). Sasha holds a B.A. in Comparative Arts from Washington University in St. Louis. www.SashaDiamond.com

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Ethan Dubin (D/D’s Brother) BSC: His Girl Friday. Off Broadway: Shear Madness, NYC. Regional: The Whale (Adirondack Theater Festival), Sleep Rock Thy Brain (Humana Festival 2013, Actors Theatre Louisville), Christmas Carol (ATL), 60 Miles to Silver Lake (Collaboraction, Chicago), Remember This: Walking with Jan Karski (D.C. Lab for Global Performance, NY Theater Row). TV: Orange Is the New Black. Training: Actors Theatre Louisville Apprenticeship, B.A. Theater from University of Chicago.

 

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Ronald Alexander Peet (BF) Previously at BSC: The Golem of Havana. Recent New York: Kentucky (Ensemble Studio Theatre, Page 73), LOVEPLAY/PLAYMONEY (La MaMa), Tilly the Trickster (Atlantic Theater Company), I’ll Never Love Again (Drama League), Boats And (Ars Nova), Debutante (Ars Nova), and New Saloon’s I’m Miserable But Change Scares Me (The Brick). Regional: The Golem of Havana (Miami New Drama ); Thirty roles in thirteen plays over three seasons at The American Shakespeare Center. Upcoming Film/TV: Girls, Noah Baumbach’s Yeh Din Ka Kissa, Untitled Dianne Dreyer Feature. Training: NYU Tisch. www.ronaldalexanderpeet.com

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Laura Sohn (L) Jersey girl from birth, Laura is a graduate of Rutgers University and is delighted to be making her Barrington Stage debut. Rutgers credits: An Evening of Clifford Odets (dir. Moritz von Stuelpnagel), Ivona, Princess of Burgundia (dir. Lenard Petit), Henry V (dir. Michael Sexton), An Oresteia (dir. Mary Kate Burke), and Family Style (dir. José Zayas). She is grateful to be a part of this production of peerless and also wants you to know that family is everything!

 

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Adina Verson (Dirty Girl/Preppy Girl) most recently appeared in the world premiere of Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman’s Indecent at the Vineyard Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, and Yale Rep. Other credits include As You Like It (Shakespeare Theatre Company, DC), Chris Bayes’s The Servant of Two Masters (Guthrie Theatre, Seattle Rep, ArtsEmerson), The Winter’s Tale (Yale Rep), 4000 Miles (Cincinnati Playhouse), HIM (Primary Stages), and Machine Makes Man (Amsterdam Fringe- Best In’tl Performance, National Arts Festival of South Africa), which she co-created with Michael McQuilken. Television: Miriam Setrakian on The Strain (FX), and Deadbeat (Hulu). BFA, Boston Conservatory. MFA, Yale School of Drama.

 

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Creative Team

Louisa Proske (Director) BSC: Engagements. Louisa directs classical theatre, new plays and opera with equal passion. Productions include Engagements (Barrington Stage), One Day When We Were Young (Assembly, Edinburgh), ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore (The Tank), Shakespeare’s Cymbeline and As You Like It at Yale School of Drama, and a European tour of Macbeth. Opera productions include Lucia di Lammermoor, Daphnis & Chloé (Heartbeat Opera), Falstaff (Dell’Arte Opera). She is Co-Artistic Director of Heartbeat Opera (“a radical endeavor” – The New Yorker, “pioneers” – The Wall Street Journal) and teaches at Maggie Flanigan Studio. Upcoming: Così fan tutte (Loft Opera), Agrippina (Juilliard Opera).


Jeremy S. Bloom (Sound Designer) Selected designs include: Radiolab (WNYC Studios), Ed Iskandar’s biblical marathon The Mysteries (Flea), Golden Lotus (Bway Asia), Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare Theatre DC), Charlie Francis Chan Jr’s Oriental Murder Mystery (NAATCO), Buried Child (New Group), Sojourners (Playwright’s Realm), Stuck Elevator (NYTW@Dartmouth), Restoration Comedy (Flea), Job (Flea), In a Word (Williamstown), All American Family (CNN Films), The Surrounding Game. Selected foley: NOIR (Powerhouse/NYSF & NAMT), The Golden Dragon (PlayCo), Michael Sheen’s centennial Under Milk Wood (92nd St. Y/BBC Wales). Jeremy is a professional member of The Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association. Out of the theater, he can be found playing accordion with NYC Balkan party band Tipsy Oxcart. More at: www.jeremyb.com


Elivia Bovenzi (Costume Designer) is thrilled to be making her Barrington Stage debut! Recent design credits include Hamlet and Titus Andronicus (New York Shakespeare Exchange), An Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Yale Rep/Berkeley Rep), Cloud Nine and Richard II (Yale School of Drama). Her assistant costume design credits include the recent Broadway revival of The Fiddler on the Roof, Manhattan Theatre Club’s The Father, and Incognito. Upcoming: The Rape of Lucrece by Kevin Brewer for NYSX and, Kunstler starring Jeff McCarthy, Off Broadway at 59E59. MFA: Yale School of Drama. www.eliviabovenzi.com


John McDermott (Scenic Designer) BSC: Tribes, Lost in Yonkers. Transfers (NY Stage and Film): Sense & Sensibility, The Seagull, Saint Joan, Hamlet, New York Animals (Bedlam), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Pearl), Measure for Measure, Macbeth, As You Like It (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival), The Taming, Ugly Lies the Bone, Red Velvet, The Comedy of Errors, Sotto Voce (Shakespeare and Company), Dear Elizabeth, The Scene, Red (Dorset Theater Festival), The Revisionist, 3C, Where We’re Born, The Undeniable Sound of Right Now, Killers and Other Family, Ashville (Rattlestick), Dry Land, Cal in Camo and Everything is Ours (Colt Coeur). Asst. Professor at Adelphi University.


Pat McCorkle (Casting) (C.S.A.) McCorkle Casting LTD is pleased to be named “Associate Artist” and has been casting actors for Barrington Stage for 14 years. Broadway: Over 50 productions including On the Town; Amazing Grace; End of the Rainbow; The Lieutenant of Inishmore; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest; Amadeus; She Loves Me; A Few Good Men. Off Broadway: highlights—Clever Little Lies; Sheer Madness; Tribes; Our Town (Barrow Street); Freud’s Last Session; Toxic Avenger; Almost, Maine; Driving Miss Daisy. Feature film: Premium Rush; Ghost Town; The Thomas Crown Affair; Die Hard with a Vengeance; School Ties; etc. Television: Twisted; St. George; Sesame Street; Hack; Californication; Max Bickford; Chappelle’s Show; Strangers with Candy; Barbershop; etc. www.mccorklecasting.com


Oliver Wason (Lighting Designer) is happy to be tackling peerless once again, having designed the world premiere at Yale Rep and the earlier workshop production at Cherry Lane. Recent designs include: Little Shop of Horrors, Bells Are Ringing and A Little Night Music (Berkshire Theater Group); Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Berkeley Rep, Yale Rep); House Rules (Ma-Yi); Empty the House (Curtis Opera); Lucia di Lammermoor, Dido and Aeneas, Kafka Fragments, Daphnis and Chloe (Heartbeat Opera); Erismena (Yale Baroque Opera); The Other Room, Grace (Inner Voices); and Tar Beach (Luna Stage). BA Hunter College, MFA Yale. oliverwason.com.


Marjorie ann Wood (Production Stage Manager) BSC: An Enemy of the People, Clybourne Park, Kiss Me, Kate!, On the Town, Romance in Hard Times, Much Ado About Nothing, See How They Run, Fiddler on the Roof, The Game, Guys and Dolls, Absurd Person Singular, Art, Sweeney Todd. National Tour: Merchant of Venice Off Broadway: Pericles, Abyss, Ludic Proxy, King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, Absolution. NYC: 210 Amlent Avenue, Ruzante! Regional: Phantom! (Moonlight), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Cygnet), 33 Variations (La Jolla Playhouse). Thanks and love to my family! Jeremiah 29:11

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The 2016 ST. Germain Season is sponsored by The Claudia and Steven Perles Family Foundation

Sponsored by
Jude Sabot

peerless

By JIEHAE PARK
Directed by LOUISA PROSKE

How far would you go to get into the college of your choice? When brilliant, ambitious twin sisters L and M realize that perfect academics and superb extracurricular activities aren’t enough to get into their dream college, they decide to take matters into their own hands. Peerless is a comedy…until it isn’t.

Sponsored in part by
Dr. Art and Terry Wasser

DATES

July 21 – August 6, 2016

VENUE

St. Germain Stage
36 Linden Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

BOX OFFICE

413.236.8888

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