Debra Jo Rupp (Kimberly) Last seen at Barrington Stage in Dr. Ruth: All the Way, Debra Jo is thrilled to be back! Broadway: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Kathleen Turner Off-Broadway: Becoming Dr. Ruth (Nom: Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Conn Critics Cir); A Girl’s Guide to Chaos; Frankie and Johnnie in the Claire de Lune, The Butcher of Baraboo (Judith Ivey, Second Stage). Recent regional: Deathtrap (Berkshire Theater Group) Madagascar (Chester) Annapurna (Rob Ruggiero, TheaterWorks Hartford), True West, A Flea in Her Ear (John Rando,Williamstown). Film credits include Big, Clockwatchers, Sgt Bilko, She’s Out of My League and over 200 television appearances, most notably: That ‘70s Show, Seinfeld, Friends, Hart of Dixie, Better With You. Debra most recently shot a TV pilot with Candace Bergen. Next up: Love Letters with Mark Dold. Heaven.
Jessiee Datino (Patti) Off Broadway credits include: Sin, The Late Christopher Bean (TACT, Dir. Jenn Thompson). Recent regional credits include: Angels in America 1 & 2 (KC Rep, Dir. David Cromer), King Lear (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre). Other theaters include: The Cape Playhouse, Actors Theatre of Kansas City, Heart of America Shakespeare Festival, Pennsylvania Centre Stage, Arts Center of Costal Carolina. MFA Penn State University. For more information check out jessieedatino.com.
Adam Langdon (Jeff) Adam is a 2015 graduate of the Juilliard Drama division and is thrilled to be making his Barrington Stage debut. Regional: I Saw My Neighbor on the Train and I Didn’t Even Smile (BTG), Hapgood (Williamstown), Robin Hood (WTF), Dreamtime (Waterfront). Select Juilliard credits: The Goat; or Who is Sylvia, Rabbit Hole, As You Like It, Dancing at Lughnasa. TV/Film: Red Oaks, The Good Wife, Great News, The Path, Difficult People, Three Dates, 18 Actors Acting. Adam is the co-star, co-creator and co-writer of the web series; “Moe and Jerryweather.” Love to Mom, Dad and G44!
Jessica Savage (Debra) Jessica Savage is thrilled to be making her Barrington Stage debut! Select credits include: Off Broadway: By The Water (Manhattan Theatre Club). Regional Theater: As You Like It, Muckrakers (Chautauqua Theater Company). The Juilliard School: Iphigenia and Other Daughters (dir. Ellen Lauren), Noel Gallagher’s Guitar (dir. Sam Buntrock), Smash (dir. Victor Pappas), Fen, 5th of July, Winters Tale, Hamlet. She’s also a puppeteer, short fiction writer, and an avid knitter. Awards: The Laura Pels Inernational Foundation for Theater Awards in Acting, Los Angeles Movie Awards (Best Supporting- The Big Bad) and The Robin Williams Scholarship (The Juilliard School).
Chris Thorn (Buddy) Off-Broadway credits: Twelfth Night (Pig Iron Theater Company), As You Like It, Of Mice and Men, Romeo and Juliet, Henry V and The Spy (The Acting Company). Other New York credits include: Miss Lily Gets Boned (Studio 42), The Life and Death of King John (NY Shakespeare Exchange), The Bird and the Two-Ton Weight (EST), The Most Damaging Wound (NYIT Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Featured role, The Production Company), Dead Man’s Socks (Ma-Yi). Regional credits: CATF, Delaware Theater Company, The Guthrie Theater, The Fulton Theatre, Hartford Theaterworks. Film: Still on the Road, and The Sonnet Project. Training: Boston University and LAMDA.
David Lindsay-Abaire (Playwright) is a playwright, screenwriter, lyricist, and librettist whose play Rabbit Hole premiered on Broadway and went on to receive the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Spirit of America Award, and five Tony nominations. He was also nominated for a Grammy Award (Best Musical Show Album) and two Tony Awards (Best Book of a Musical and Best Score) for his work on Shrek The Musical. Prior to that, David was awarded the 2008 Ed Kleban Award as America’s most promising musical theater lyricist. David’s other plays include Fuddy Meers, Wonder of the World, and A Devil Inside, among others. His play Good People premiered on Broadway, starring Frances McDormand, and was nominated for a 2011 Tony Award. In addition to his work in theatre, David’s screen credits include his screen adaptation of “Rabbit Hole” (starring Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckart, and Dianne Wiest, and directed by John Cameron Mitchell), as well as the upcoming features Guardians of Childhood (Dreamworks), and Oz: The Great and Powerful (Disney, directed by Sam Raimi). David is a proud New Dramatists alum, a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the Juilliard School, as well as a member of the WGA and the Dramatists Guild Council.
Rob Ruggiero (Director) Rob is delighted to return to Barrington Stage after 10 years, when he directed David Lindsay-Abaire’s Wonder of the World. Rob directed a number of productions for BSC, most distinctly the very first production they ever produced, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. His Broadway credits include Looped (starring Valerie Harper in a Tony®-nominated performance) and High (starring Kathleen Turner). Other New York credits include conceiving and directing the original musical revue Make Me a Song: The Music of William Finn (Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations). Regionally, Rob has earned national recognition for his work on both plays and musicals. He conceived and directed the world premiere musical portrait of Ella Fitzgerald entitled Ella. For Goodspeed Musicals in Connecticut Rob has directed revivals of 1776, Big River, Camelot, Annie Get Your Gun, Show Boat (which he also adapted), Carousel, The Most Happy Fella, Fiddler on the Roof, and La Cage aux Folles. Last year, Rob directed another production of Fiddler on the Roof in Athens, Greece, and his adaptation of Show Boat recently was produced in London’s West End. He is the producing artistic director for TheaterWorks in Hartford, Connecticut.
Timothy Mackabee (Scenic Designer) Barrington: debut. Broadway: The Elephant Man (also West End, starring Bradley Cooper), Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth (dir. Spike Lee). Off-Broadway: Guards at the Taj (2016 Lortel Award), Our New Girl (Atlantic Theatre Company), Heathers, Gigantic (Vineyard), Luce (Lincoln Center Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (Public Theater), Important Hats of the Twentieth Century, Vietgone (Manhattan Theatre Club). Regional: The Old Globe, Denver Center, Center Stage Baltimore, Ford’s Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Dallas Theatre Center, Williamstown Theatre Festival. Film/TV: Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo (dir. Chris Rock), Gotham, Smash, The Today Show. Education: North Carolina School of the Arts, Yale School of Drama. timothymackabeedesign.com @timmackabeedesign
Tricia Barsamian (Costume Designer) Off-Broadway/NY: Yank! A WWII Love Story (York Theatre Company), Sistas: The Musical (St. Luke’s Theatre), With Glee (Prospect Theatre Company), Just in Time (Lucille Lortel Theater). Regional: The Alley Theatre, Hartford Stage, Virginia Stage Company, John W. Engeman Theater. Select associate/asst costume design: Madonna Rebel Heart Tour, American Psycho (Broadway), Something Rotten! (Broadway), The Queen of the Night (The Diamond Horseshoe), Annie (Broadway), Hands on a Hardbody (Broadway), Taylor Swift Speak Now Tour, Wonderland (Broadway), Sondheim on Sondheim (Broadway) and Wicked (National Tour). Tricia holds an MFA from NYU and a BFA in design from North Carolina School of the Arts.
Matthew Richards (Lighting Designer) Barrington Stage: Art, Elegies. Off-Broadway: Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center, MCC, Playwrights Horizons, Rattlestick, Second Stage. Regional: Actor’s Theater of Louisville, Arena Stage, Baltimore Center Stage, Bay Street, Cincinnati Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, Ford’s Theatre, The Goodman, The Guthrie, Hartford Stage, The Huntington, La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf, New York Stage and Film, The Old Globe, TheaterWorks Hartford, Studio Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre, Westport Playhouse, Williamstown, Yale Repertory Theatre. Graduate: University of Massachusetts, Yale School of Drama.
Vincent Olivieri (Sound Designer) BSC: Wonder of the World, Fully Committed. Broadway: High. Off Broadway: The Water’s Edge, Omnium-Gatherum, and Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy. New York & regional: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Center Stage (Baltimore), Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Juilliard School, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Portland Center Stage, The Public, South Coast Repertory, Syracuse Stage, Theatre Novi Most (Minneapolis), Woolly Mammoth, Virginia Stage Company, and Yale Repertory Theatre. International work includes productions in Romania, Italy, China, South Korea, and the Czech Republic. Mr. Olivieri is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and serves on the faculty at University of California-Irvine.
Paul Vella (Production Stage Manager) At BSC: Engagements, Shining City, The Golem of Havana (Assistant Stage Manager), Muckrakers, Bashir Lazhar. Off Broadway: Death for Five Voices with the Prospect Theater Company. Regional Theatre: Trinity Repertory Company, Swine Palace Productions, Ocean State Theatre Company, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Little Theatre of the Rockies. Paul is a graduate of the University Northern Colorado and a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.
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