King Liz

by Fernanda Coppel

2018, Main Stage

King Liz

by Fernanda Coppel

2018, Main Stage

Sports agent Liz Rico is at the top of her game, but a woman in a man’s industry has to fight to stay there. She takes on client Freddie Luna, a high school basketball superstar with a troubled past in the ultimate bet: will this be the biggest win of her career or will she lose it all? Award-winning playwright Fernanda Coppel’s story of gender, race, and class is high energy and full of heart.

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Cast & Creatives

Collaborators
Creatives

Actor

Olivia de Guzman

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Actor

Olivia de Guzman

Actor

Kenneisha Thompson

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Actor

Kenneisha Thompson

Actor

Bob Hess

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Actor

Bob Hess

Bob Hess serves as an Assistant Professor of Acting in the Department of Dance and Theatre. He began teaching there in 2009 as an adjunct professor, and, in the Fall of 2019, became a full-time professor. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Fine Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Trinity University. As a stage actor, Bob has appeared in nearly every stage in the Metroplex over the last 40 years.

Actor

Sam Henderson

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Sam Henderson

Sam is a Lecturer of Theatre and Film at Baylor University. He received his Master of Fine Arts in Acting from The Old Globe Professional Actor Training Program through the University of San Diego. Sam has appeared in Romeo and Juliet and as Martin Luther King Jr. in The Mountaintop, both at the Tony-award winning (2017) Dallas Theater Center. Also, in the DFW area, Sam performed in the Regional Premiere of Under the Skin (DFW Critics’ Choice for Best Ensemble) at Cir­cle Theatre; Two Trains Running at Jubilee Theatre; Hillary and Clinton by Lucas Hnath at Second Thought Theatre; King Liz at Amphibian Theatre, and A Doll’s House at WaterTower Theatre. 

Dialect Consultant, Actor

Krista Scott

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Dialect Consultant, Actor

Krista Scott

Director

William “Bill” Earl Ray

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Director

William “Bill” Earl Ray

William (Bill) Earl Ray is a Director/Actor with 40 years of experience in the business. Directing credits are: Blind, Lonely Planet, No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs, Two Trains Running, Skeleton Crew, King Liz, Ain’t Misbehavin’, A Raisin In The Sun & Having Our Say, staring Ms. Irma P. Hall (Big Mama of Soul Food movie fame, and A Family Thing), Beehive, The 60’S Musical, The Gin Game, The Gospel At Colonus, Fires In The Mirror, A Song For Coretta, The Lovesong For Miss Lydia, Annie Get Your Gun, Jerry’s Girls, Agnes Of God, The Heiress, Sea Marks, Ceremonies In Dark Old Men, Lilies Of The Field, And Others. Some Of William’s Acting Credits Would Include, The Whipping Man, Mastharold And The Boys, The Meeting, Blues For An Alabama Sky, Driving Miss Daisy, Misery, God’s Favorite, Two Trains Running, Joe Turner’s Come And Gone, Dirty Work, Cobb, Miss Evers Boys, The Sunset Limited, Piano Lesson, Audience, Of Mice And Men, A Street Car Named Desire, Simply Heavenly, Bank Job, Amen Corner And Others. Tv And Film Credits Include – The Tuskegee Airmen, The Gas Café’, Cadillac Ranch, The Temp, Dr. Giggles, Terror In The Towers, Better Off Dead, Walker Texas Ranger and the soon to be released short film, Con Alma, which has been selected for the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival. William is a member of Actors Equity, Screen Actors Guild and a graduate of the Evergreen State College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in the performing arts. 

Stage Manager

Andrew Weimerskirch

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Stage Manager

Andrew Weimerskirch

Assistant Stage Manager

Alexandra Flurry

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Assistant Stage Manager

Alexandra Flurry

De-Cruit Instructor & Actor

Mitchell Stephens

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De-Cruit Instructor & Actor

Mitchell Stephens

Mitchell Stephens is an actor, choreographer and movement artist based in DFW. Mitchell is happy to be back at Amphibian after working on She Wolf, Cyrano, Herschel and the Hanukkah Goblins. Mitchell’s work spans the country and all over the metroplex. Recent Credits include Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night, The Great Distance Home, Silent Sky, Lord of the Flies (WaterTower Theatre), Reykjavík (Kitchen Dog Theatre) La Maupin: The French Abomination, Everything will be Fine (Prism Movement Theatre). Mitchell is a proud facilitator for De-Cruit, using Shakespeare to treat Post Traumatic Stress and specializes in incarcerated veterans with Amphibian.

Scenic & Technical Director

Seancolin Hankins

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Scenic & Technical Director

Seancolin Hankins

Scenic Artist

Christina McCormick

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Scenic Artist

Christina McCormick

Costume Designer

Aaron Patrick DeClerk

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Costume Designer

Aaron Patrick DeClerk

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

Set & Props Designer

Britain Stibora

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Set & Props Designer

Britain Stibora

Upcoming Shows

DECEMBER 7 & 10, National Theatre Live

Jack Absolute Flies Again

by Richard Bean and Oliver Chris

A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night).

DECEMBER 15 at 8pm,

A Winter’s Cabaret

Starring Broadway’s Tari Kelly, Featuring Lauren Urso, Music Direction by Drew Wutke

Our sold-out season extra returns this December for one night only!

JANUARY 11 & 14, National Theatre Live

Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s irresistible romcom of sun, sea and mistaken identity with Katherine Parkinson and John Heffernan. Broadcast live from the National Theatre.