Babette’s Feast
Babette’s Feast

Babette’s Feast

by Abigail Killeen & Rose Courtney

2019, Main Stage

Babette’s Feast

by Abigail Killeen & Rose Courtney

2019, Main Stage

Conceived and Developed by Abigail Killeen, Written by Rose Courtney & Adapted from the short story by Isak Dinesen.

 

Can one meal change your life?

 

The culinary brilliance of a French fugitive satisfies more than suppressed appetites in a pious Norwegian village. In a story that is both humorous and powerful, a versatile ensemble of actors brings this timeless adaptation to life. Your place at our table awaits. Babette’s Feast will be Amphibian’s largest and most ambitious project to date, with a cast of ten actors plus several acclaimed designers working on the production.

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Cast & Creatives

Collaborators
Creative

Actor

Sarah Rutan

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Actor

Sarah Rutan

Actor

Megan Haratine

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Megan Haratine

Previous work at Amphibian: Babette’s Feast (2019)

 

Megan Haratine is thrilled to be back onstage at Amphibian, last seen here in Babette’s Feast and the staged reading of C22. She finds working on The Pleasure Trials particularly meaningful in light of her last project this past fall, a play at Echo Theatre Company about the women’s suffrage movement. Getting to work with a dynamic group of women on another new play is a privilege she does not take lightly as the pandemic drones on, threatening the livelihood of artists everywhere. Megan has also been seen onstage fairly recently at Stage West and WaterTower Theatre and is an Assistant Professor in UTA’s Department of Theatre and Dance. Currently she serves as the current Texas Chair for KCACTF Region 6 and is working towards certification in Knight-Thompson Speechwork. Her MFA in Acting is from the University of Delaware’s PTTP and she wonders how one acquires an MFA in the art of Parenting as she and her husband, Richie, raise some pretty awesome kiddos during this crazy time. I love you, my family! Special shout out to my mama whose love and support helps keep me going!

 

Actor

Julie Rhodes

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Julie Rhodes

Actor

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.

Actor

Brendan McMahon

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Brendan McMahon

Previous Credits Include: TEXAS: Amphibian Stage: Babette’s Feast, Theatre Arlington: Ripcord, Dead Man’s Cellphone, The Magical City of Oz, Stolen Shakespeare Guild: West Side Story. REGIONAL: Shakespeare Theatre Company: Hamlet, Williamstown Theatre Festival: June Moon, 4615 Theatre: Macbeth, Dinner, King John, Lion in Winter, The Pillowman, The Changeling, Pallas Theatre Collective: Assassins, Brave Spirits Theatre: Antony and Cleopatra, Maid’s Tragedy, Annapolis Shakespeare Company, Romeo and Juliet. TRAINING: Catholic University, BA in Drama.

Actor

Elly Lindsay

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Actor

Elly Lindsay

Actor, Musical Director, Choreographer

Melissa Duffer

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Actor, Musical Director, Choreographer

Melissa Duffer

Actor

Detra Payne

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Detra Payne

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Greg Holt

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Greg Holt

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Rashid Eldoma

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Actor

Rashid Eldoma

Co-Artistic Director

Jay Duffer

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Co-Artistic Director

Jay Duffer

Jay Duffer directed The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) for Amphibian both in 2014 and 2017, and Babbette’s Feast in 2019. He will direct Marie Antoinette in our 2022 season. Past Amphibian acting credits include Wittenberg, The Nosemaker’s Apprentice, The Mystery of Irma Vep and the workshop production of David Davalos’ Daedalus (Retitled A Lost Leonardo). He has professional acting and directing credits spanning several decades and has performed in theatres from Off-Broadway, to regional theatres, to productions overseas. Jay has been involved in new works and script development with Threads Theatre Company (serving as a Founding Member and the Executive Director of New Works), Pulse Ensemble Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Source, Kaleidoscope Theatre Company, Fort Wayne Civic Theatre and Brooklyn based The Artful Conspirators. His play, Asleep in the Arms of God, received its world premiere in November 2017 at the Box Theatre in Riverside, CA produced by New Threads Productions (CA). His play, Big Girl, Little World premiered at the New York International Fringe Festival. His latest play, naked, was included in Amphibian’s inaugural SPARKFEST in the summer of 2021. Prior to joining Amphibian as Managing Director, Jay was Associate Professor of Theatre and Department Chair at Huntington University in Indiana. At HU, he directed a wide variety of approximately 50 plays and musicals while heading the theatre program. Jay currently teaches Directing for the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas Arlington. He is a member of Actors Equity Association and is an Associate Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

Playwright

Rose Courtney

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Playwright

Rose Courtney

Co-Creator

Abigail Killeen

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Co-Creator

Abigail Killeen

Set Designer

Rusty Jones

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Set Designer

Rusty Jones

Rusty Jones has designed sets for over 140 productions for theatre, opera, and television. Recent work includes Babette’s Feast at Amphibian Stage Productions, which was awarded Outstanding Scenic Design in 2019 by the Dallas-Fort Worth Theater Critics Forum; The Music Man, and The Rakes Progress, The University of Michigan; Comedy Sportz, Chicago; Charley’s Aunt, Singin’ in the Rain, A Christmas Carol, and The Birds at Huntington University Repertory Theatre; Death and the Maiden, Centaur Theatre, Montreal; The Nutcracker, RiverPark Center, Kentucky; River of Time (world premiere opera), Lexington Opera House; and, Quartet, Hudson Village Theatre, Quebec. 

Head Costume Designer

LaLonnie Lehman

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Head Costume Designer

LaLonnie Lehman

Costume Designer

Julie Via

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Costume Designer

Julie Via

Lighting Designer

Adam Chamberlin

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Lighting Designer

Adam Chamberlin

Adam Chamberlin is delighted to be returning to Amphibian Stage Productions. He is Managing Director of Theatre Production and Associate Professor of Lighting and Sound Design for the Department of Dance and Theatre at the University of North Texas. Previously, he has taught as an Asst. Professor for the Dance Department ad Virginia Commonwealth University. He is currently serving on the Leadership of the Lighting Commission for the United States Institute for Theatre Technology as Awards Coordinator and Poster Session Co-Coordinator. Previously, he has held the positions of Vice-Commissioner of Special Projects and Light Lab Designer. He has designed lighting internationally and nationally for companies including The Latin Ballet of Virginia, Shakespeare Dallas, Oklahoma City Rep., One World Theatre, Circle Theatre, Stage West and WaterTower Theatre. He was a founding member of Dysfunctional Theatre Company in NYC. In addition, he is a founding member of the Beyond the Sock Puppetry. He holds an MFA in Theatrical Design from the University of Texas at Austin.

Sound Designer

David Lanza

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Sound Designer

David Lanza

David Lanza has been sound designing in DFW for some time now, is excited to still be sound designing, and looks forward to sound designing more in the future.  He also loves the Phibs always and forever.  Pro-tip: eat half of your cookie now, and save the other half for a late night snack after the show.  Follow David Lanza Audio on Facebook or go to www.DavidLanzaAudio.com to learn more.  Or look up my LiveJournal I had in high school. Love to Nikki, Maggie, Peter, and the Oxford comma

Props Designer

Brayden Gibson

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Props Designer

Brayden Gibson

Actor, Musical Director, Choreographer

Melissa Duffer

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Actor, Musical Director, Choreographer

Melissa Duffer

Technical Director

Jeff Stanfield

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Technical Director

Jeff Stanfield

Jeff Stanfield is a graduate of Texas Christian University. After spending eight and a half seasons with Dallas Children’s Theater, he is pleased to have returned to Fort Worth with Amphibian Stage. You may have seen him on stage under the open Texas sky at the Hip Pocket Theatre in such productions as Love Letters to a Raven, Loop the Loop, In Watermelon Sugar, The Lake Worth Monster and Don Quixote.

Scenic Artist

Kendra Kendall

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Scenic Artist

Kendra Kendall

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