A Lost Leonardo
A Lost Leonardo

A Lost Leonardo

by David Davalos

2017, Main Stage

A Lost Leonardo

by David Davalos

2017, Main Stage

His artistic career is in ruins, and Leonardo da Vinci is renouncing his fickle Muse for good. Taking a “vow of utility,” he turns to scientific exploration and accepts an appointment with Cesare Borgia, the powerful and ruthless leader.

 

Together they will build technological wonders to change the world. But the catastrophic potential of Leonardo’s creation may be more than he could have foreseen. A Lost Leonardo imagines da Vinci in turmoil, torn between two identities and two passions. In this scintillating depiction of da Vinci at his funniest, award-winning playwright David Davalos asks what price we’re willing to pay for the pursuit of knowledge.

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Jenna Anderson

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Jenna Anderson

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Matthew Amendt

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Matthew Amendt

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Jim Jorgensen

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Jim Jorgensen

Credits at Amphibian Stage include: Northside Hollow, A Lost Leonardo. Some credits DFW include: How is it that We Live or Shakey Jake + Alice, Madame Bovary at Undermain Theatre, Quixote at Shakespeare DallasOur Town at Circle Theatre, Holmes and Watson at Stage West. Washington DC credits include: Edge of the Universe Players II: Entertaining Mr. Sloane; Shakespeare Theatre: Tartuffe U/S, Tempest U/S Appeared; Taffety Punk: Hamlet, Constellation Theatre:  36 Views, Gilgamesh, Zorro, Ramayana; Forum Theatre; The PillowmanAngels in America I and IIThe Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Mad Forest; Theatre J: Born GuiltyOur Suburb; WSC Avant Bard: Night and Day, Royal Hunt of the Sun, The Bacchae, Lady Chatterley’s Lover; Folger Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing; Keegan Theatre:  Buried Child; Scena Theatre: Hedda Gabler;  Fountainhead Theatre: Fit to be Tied, Betrayal. Training: Southern Methodist University’s MFA Acting.

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Shawn Gann

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Shawn Gann

Shawn Gann was last seen on the Amphibian stage in David Davalos’s A Lost Leonardo, directed by Illana Stein. Mr. Gann regularly performs throughout D/FW where his most recent credits include Terra Nova with The Arts Center, Titus Andronicus with Shakespeare Everywhere, The Scottish Play, Shakespeare in Love, & Hamlet with Shakespeare Dallas, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Shakespeare in the Bar. Notably, throughout 2019 he has portrayed Estragon in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot (L.I.P. Service Theatre); which included performances at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Also, he just directed a production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona with the newly formed Altered Shakespeare company. He has so much love for Amphibian Stage Productions and cannot wait to collaborate in the future. Merde!

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Walter Kmiec

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Walter Kmiec

Walter Kmiec is a theatre artist currently residing in Orlando, FL. He is the former artistic director of Virginia-based Endstation Theatre Company, of which he is also founding member. Endstation acting credits include title roles in Hamlet & Macbeth, as well as featured performances in Assassins, Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew, and As You Like It. Orlando credits include performances in The Three Musketeers, Henry IV: Part 1, Pride and Prejudice, Macbeth, Hamlet, All’s Well That Ends Well, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Charm, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, all for Orlando Shakes. He appeared in the world premiere David Davalos’ A Lost Leonardo at Amphibian Stage Productions in Ft. Worth. Directing credits include Much Ado About Nothing, Cymbeline, The Importance of Being Earnest, and three world premieres: in Sweet Remembrance by Tearrance Chisholm, Counter/Top by Kirin McCrory, and The Whole Bunch by Josh Mikel. He lives with his wife and daughter.

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Kelsey Milbourn

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Kelsey Milbourn

Kelsey Milbourn (AEA) is a KS native and TCU graduate with a BFA in musical theatre and independent study in modern dance. She’s adjunct faculty for the BFA theatre program at TCU and is an actor and dance/fight/intimacy choreographer in the DFW area as well as a stilts instructor for Amphibians Tadpoles for 4 years. Some of her recent acting and choreo work includes projects at Stage West, Circle Theatre, DTC, Undermain Theatre, Amphibian Stage Productions, WaterTower, Danspiek NYC, Cape Fear Regional. She’s been artistic associate of the Trinity Shakespeare Festival for a decade and a proud recipient of the Tarrant County Theatre League award.

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Patrick Bynane

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Patrick Bynane

Patrick Bynane is an actor and educator. Originally from Northeast Ohio, he has been living in Denton, Texas since 2006 when he joined the Texas Woman’s University Drama Program faculty as the Drama graduate program director. In 2012, Bynane was named Theatre Program Director and has continued in that role since. He holds a Ph.D. in Theatre History and Criticism from LSU in Baton Rouge. On stage, Bynane has been seen recently at Circle Theatre in Sarah Ruhl’s Stage Kiss and at Amphibian Stage Productions as Machiavelli in David Davalos’ A Lost Leonardo and in Babette’s Feast.

Playwright & Director

Illana Stein

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Playwright & Director

Illana Stein

Scenic & Technical Director

Seancolin Hankins

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Scenic & Technical Director

Seancolin Hankins

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