Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet

by Steven Dietz

2019, Main Stage

Lonely Planet

by Steven Dietz

2019, Main Stage

A wry comedy about two unlikely friends traversing uncertain times by Steven Dietz.

 

Set in a small map store on the oldest street in an American city, Lonely Planet is an intimate portrait of two friends navigating loss and an uncertain world. Shop owner Jody buries her head in the sand by refusing to leave her shop. Meanwhile, Carl begins filling the store with a variety of mysterious chairs. Funny, moving, and deeply human, Steven Dietz’s timeless play examines the way we navigate our uncertain times.

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A wry comedy about two unlikely friends traversing uncertain times by Steven Dietz. Set in a small map store on the oldest street in an American city, Lonely Planet is an intimate portrait of two friends navigating loss and an uncertain world. Shop owner Jody buries her head in the sand by refusing to leave her shop. Meanwhile, Carl begins filling the store with a variety of mysterious chairs. Funny, moving, and deeply human, Steven Dietz’s timeless play examines the way we navigate our uncertain times.

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Actor

M. Denise Lee

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M. Denise Lee

Actor

Jamal Sterling

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Actor

Jamal Sterling

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

Kaitlin Hatton

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Stage Manager

Kaitlin Hatton

Scenic & Technical Director

Seancolin Hankins

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Scenic & Technical Director

Seancolin Hankins

Props Designer

Amber Jones

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Props Designer

Amber Jones

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

Scenic Artist

Christina McCormick

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Scenic Artist

Christina McCormick

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