In the Beginning... (2015)
Is it just a man watching television or is there something diefic at play in this comic and inclusive re-visioning of the Creation story?
Favorite shows: Oklahoma, Anything Goes, Wizard of Oz, You Can’t Take It With You and Sophia among others. He spent two years touring with Alice in Wonderland for the Detroit Institute of Arts and four years in Story Salad with Maximillion Productions. Jim also spent nine years at the Michigan Renaissance Festival where he ran the gamut, doing stage shows, stage combat, directing shows and also two years heading up the educational program there. Jim is also a booking manager at Ripley-Grier Studios, THE premiere rehearsal studio in New York City.
New York: Fabulous! The Queen of Musical Comedies (Stewey). National Tour: Curious George (TheatreWorks USA). Regional: Spring Awakening (Ernst) at Virginia Repertory Theatre. Big River, Chicago, As You Like It, and Sound of Music at Weathervane Playhouse. Workshops/Readings: Feminine Ending (Play x Play, NYC), Carmel Dean's A Girl Called Vincent (JMU). Proud graduate of James Madison University and member of Actors' Equity.
Mary Lauren graduated from The College of Santa Fe with a BFA in Theatre/Musical Theatre. She has directed, musical directed and/or choreographed over 30 productions, including Sophia!, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Seussical and Anything Goes. Acting credits include Sarah in the world premiere of Sarah Was Mine (Cherry Lane Theatre), Natalie Wood in Julie London Welcomes Natalie Wood (St. George Productions), Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Mysterium Theatre), Celeste #1 in Sunday in the Park with George (The Chance Theatre), Rita in White Christmas (Sierra Repertory Theatre) and Polly Brown in The Boyfriend (C.S.F.). Mary and her husband Bryan premiered their original musical My Shadow and Me at Cape May Stages. Off-Broadway, she played Sarah/Sally Lincoln in Honestly Abe and Trixie in The Jackie Mason Musical.
Anthony Wright is a graduate of Syracuse University with a dual degree in Television/Radio/Film and Spanish. A Syracuse native, Anthony moved to NYC to begin a career in advertising. Anthony has always had a passion for theatre and film and is thrilled to have had the opportunity to continue to work in these media after moving to New York. Credits include Hair (The Secret Theatre), Les Miserables and All Shook Up (Cortland Repertory Theatre), Herman's Holiday Shoppe (Syracuse University Television Capstone) and Born this Way (Syracuse University Student Film).
Music taken from "creation fables: a cosmology in songs for flute, cello and piano" composed by
Robert W. Pound
Jennifer Oh-Brown, flute; Kurt Fowler, cello; Jennifer Blyth, piano
©2005 by Robert W. Pound, used by permission
Composer and conductor Robert Pound is currently Professor of Music at Dickinson College and Director of the Dickinson Orchestra. He has received commissions from such distinguished ensembles as the Atlanta Symphony and the Corigliano Quartet. He has conducted the Atlanta Symphony and at such festivals as Tanglewood Music Center and June in Buffalo. He studied at the University of North Texas and the Juilliard School.