The Pleasure Trials
The Pleasure Trials

The Pleasure Trials

by Sarah Saltwick

FEBRUARY 11-27, Main Stage

The Pleasure Trials

by Sarah Saltwick

FEBRUARY 11-27, Main Stage

When Rachel and Callie start clinical trials on their new female libido enhancement drug, willing participants come out of the woodwork looking for an internal revolution. Quickly after the first dose, the effectiveness of the medicine is undeniable, but the overwhelming pressure for its success may corrupt the experiment and everyone involved.

 

The Pleasure Trials is an insightful and entertaining examination of women, sexual desire, and the burden of meeting expectations.

Tickets & Dates

Previews (2/10)
Pay What You Want!
Opening Weekend (2/11-2/13)
$60-100
General Admission Thursday
$25
General Admission Friday-Sunday
$40
Showtimes

Thursday-Saturday: 8PM

Sunday: 2PM

Duration
120 minutes

Cast & Creatives

Cast
Creatives

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

Shyama Nithiananda

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Shyama Nithiananda

Previous work at Amphibian Stage: naked by Jay Duffer (Spark Fest 2020)

 

Shyama is a 2021 SMU graduate with a BFA in Theater Studies and emphases in Acting, Directing, and Playwriting. Professional credits include “A” in JQA at Stage West and “Poet One” in In Search of the Sublime with Stage West and Moonrise Initiative

Actor

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.

Actor

Sky Williams

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Sky Williams

Previous Work at Amphibian: Egress (2021)

Sky Williams (she/her) is so thankful to return to Amphibian Stage as the understudy for The Pleasure Trials. She made her Amphibian debut in Egress in October 2021. Williams is a Column award winning honor’s graduate from Stephen F Austin State University where she earned her Bachelor’s in Theatre with a minor in ASL Educational Interpreting. Her most recent theatre credits include: 9 to 5 at NTPA, Godspell at WaterTower Theater, In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play) and The Revolutionists for Imprint Theatreworks, The Cake, The Legend of Georgia McBride, and Aida for Uptown Players, Daylight, Hot Mikado, and Avenue Q at Theatre Three, Nunsense at Brick Road Theatre, Finding Myself in Bed for Proper Hijinx Productions, The Hollow, How the Other Half Loves, and Puss in Boots at Theatre Britain, and DCT’s National Tours of Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters and Stuart Little, along with many others. This Spring, Williams will be back on the stage in the regional premiere of What to Send Up When it Goes Down at Stage West Theatre. Sky is immensely grateful to bring art to life on the stage during these trying times. “Knowing your power is what creates humility. Not knowing your power is what creates insecurity” – Nayyirah Waheed

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Director

Kara-Lynn Vaeni

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Director

Kara-Lynn Vaeni

Amphibian Stage Debut!

I direct new plays, re-imagined classical texts, musicals and opera. I like casting folks of all ages, races, genders and body types. I like working with writers. I like creating a writing/performance/design team who are in it to win it. I like making shows that are athletic, experimental, funny and gut wrenching. I want the audience to go on the journey that sports fans take when their underdog team fumbles and flails and then triumphs unexpectedly at the last minute.

My first play Shape won an NEA Grant, was named to the 2020 Kilroys List and premiered to fantastic reviews under my direction at The Kitchen Theatre in NY in June, 2021. My second play, In Search of the Sublime, was commissioned by Stage West in Fort Worth, TX, and premiered under my direction there in March, 2021 and was live streamed to an international audience. BADASS right?

Playwright

Sarah Saltwick

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Playwright

Sarah Saltwick

Previous work at Amphibian: The Pleasure Trials (Play Development, 2016) Egress (2021)

 

SARAH SALTWICK is a playwright based in Austin, TX, a graduate of the Michener Center for Writers at UT Austin and was a Jerome Fellow at the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis. Her play EGRESS, co-written with Melissa Crespo, had its world premiere production at Amphibian Stage this October and will be produced by Salt Lake Acting Company this February. Sarah’s plays have been recently been produced or developed by , Cleveland Playhouse, the Lark, the Vortex, Scriptworks, groundswell theatre company, Hyde Park Theater, Kitchen Dog Theater, the Icicle Creek Theater Festival, WildClaw Horror Theater, University of Texas at Austin, Weber State University, Barnyard Theater.  She is also a Co-Director of Holden & Arts Associates, a theatrical booking agency that specializes in exceptional performances for youth and family audiences. She shares her home with her husband, musician and visual artist Toto Miranda, their daughter Beatrix, and their cat Lulu. You can find Sarah’s plays at on the New Play Exchange.

Scenic Designer

Yoon Bae

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Scenic Designer

Yoon Bae

Yoon Bae is an Asian, award-winning scenic and costume designer and academic, works internationally in Europe, Asia, and America. She is an active member of the Local USA 829 Diversity committee.

 

US highlights are Disconnect (San Jose Repertory Theatre, Winner of San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Award for Best Set Design), Oedipus El Rey (San Diego Rep, Nominee the Outstanding Dramatic Production The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle, Craig Noel Awards), and House Of Joy (San Diego Rep, CA), World Premiere The Messenger, Once, and Once On This Island (Pioneer Theatre Company, UT), The Wolves (Actors Theatre of Louisville, KY), The Great Gatsby, Paul Gordon’s musical Jane Austen’s Emma, The Sunshine Boys, and The Importance of Being Earnest (Arizona Theatre Company, Recipient of Best Set and Costume Awards, Arizona Republic), The Magic Flute, As You Like It, Evita, Anything Goes and Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Phoenix Theatre, nominated for Best Design, Arizona Republic)

 

On London West End, she worked extensively with John Napier. Productions included; world Premiere Gone with the Wind (Gillian Lynne Theatre, directed by Trevor Nunn), Equus (The Gielgud Theatre, featuring Daniel Radcliffe), World Premiere Birdsong (Harold Pinter Theatre), and Skellig (The Young Vic)

 

International highlights are Don Giovanni (Welsh National Opera), Bernstein’s Candide (Tokyo), both directed by John Caird, Three Thousand Troubled Threads (Edinburgh International Festival), Picasso’s Women (Ambassador Theatre Group), World Premiere Caridad Svich’s Archipelago, Running the Silk Road (the Barbican Theatre), Private Lives, The Full Monty, and Closer (Seoul Arts Center).

 

Yoon has taught at Central Saint Martins, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Rose Bruford in London, and Oklahoma City University and University of Arizona. She is currently Assistant Professor of Scenic Design at the University of Kentucky. She is a member of United Scenic Artists Local USA 829, Wingspace Theatrical Design, the Society of British Theatre Designers, and British Equity. www.yoonbae.com

Costume Designer

Shahrzad Mazaheri

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Costume Designer

Shahrzad Mazaheri

Before moving to The United States, Shahrzad Mazaheri worked professionally as a costume designer and associate designer for theatre and movies in Iran for more than 7 years. Her most recent designs in DFW were costumes for the production of “A Little Less Lonely” with Dallas Public Works Dallas at Dallas Theatre Center, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at SMU Meadows School of the Arts, and the world premier of “The Merit System” at Teatro Dallas. She is currently a graduate student at SMU in Theatre Stage Design. She also holds an MFA in Textile and Fashion Design.

Stage Manager

Hailey Green

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Stage Manager

Hailey Green

Hailey has worked in Stage Management in DFW since 2015. Her previous work includes Casa Manana, the Actors Conservatory Theatre, The Classics Theatre Project, Stagewest, Imprint Theatreworks: First Impressions Festival, Altered Shakespeare, Prism Movement Theatre & Watertower Theatre. She is thrilled to be working her 1st project with Amphibian Stage, a company she has long admired for their community outreach & diverse programming. Hailey is also a company member with Dallas branch of The Murder Mystery Company through American Immersion Theater. She has a bachelors in Theatrical Performance from Howard Payne University.

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

Valos Lowe

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Props Designer

Valos Lowe

Valos is an actor, improviser, stage manager, fight director and general jack-of-all-trades. He had the pleasure of working with Amphibian Stage this past summer as stage manager for Close to Home, part of Amphibian’s Spark Fest 2021. Valos is also a senior at the University of Texas at Arlington, pursuing a BFA in Theatre Arts – Design & Technology, and as part of the Maverick Theatre Company, he has been stage manager for See What I Wanna See, Spring Awakening, and Moving Forward: A Devised Piece. In addition to UTA, Valos has studied and trained with Upright Citizens Brigade, The Society of American Fight Directors, Intimacy Directors & Choreographers, and HB Studio, and he has had the privilege of working with companies like Scarborough Renaissance Festival, Nickelodeon, and Dude Perfect

Marketing Manager

Evan Michael Woods

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Marketing Manager

Evan Michael Woods

Evan is a Fort Worth-based actor, photographer, and designer. His work has been seen at the Dallas Theater Center, Second Thought Theatre, Undermain Theatre, Stage West Theatre, Trinity Shakespeare Festival, Amphibian Stage, and more. Evan holds a BFA in Acting from Texas Christian University. Evan is represented by the Kim Dawson Agency.

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Upcoming Shows

MARCH 2 & 5, National Theatre Live

King Lear

by William Shakespeare

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers—one a King, one his courtier—reject the children who truly love them.

April 1-17, Main Stage

No Child…

Nilaja Sun

An insightful, hilarious and touching one-woman performance not to be missed by anyone who is concerned about the state of our education system and how we might fix it.

APRIL 21-23, Stand-Up Comic Residency

River Butcher

River Butcher is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer, and podcast host. Butcher is best known for personal, observational comedy focused on their vegetarianism, feminism, love of baseball, and experiences as a queer person.

No Child…
No Child…

No Child…

Nilaja Sun

April 1-17, Main Stage

No Child…

Nilaja Sun

April 1-17, Main Stage

Kymbali Craig (Luke Cage, Law & Order: SVU, FBI: Most Wanted) plays 16 characters in this tour-de-force exploration of the New York City public school system. An insightful, hilarious and touching celebration of teachers and how they change lives.

 

Update! 4/6:

Thanks to our friends at Printed Threads we are launching a special campaign that puts teachers across Fort Worth front row for our newest production, No Child…This award winning, one-woman show centers around the passion and contributions of our beloved teachers. We are inviting YOU to join the campaign and show your gratitude with a simple, heartfelt purchase. Totes are $30, including shipping costs.

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Tickets & Dates

General Admission Thursday
$25
General Admission Friday-Sunday
$40
Showtimes

Thursday-Saturday: 8PM

Sunday: 2PM

Duration
90 Minutes

Cast & Creatives

Cast
Creative

Actor

Kymbali Craig

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Actor

Kymbali Craig

SAG-AFTRA Actress, Spokenword Artist, Director, Visual Artist, Educator and Author Kymbali Craig can be seen on networks such as NBC,CBS,HBO, Netflix, Showtime and others. She has shared the stage with Erykah Badu, Ben Harper and many more her track “The Last Days” is featured on the prolific spokenword album Easrgasms: Crucialpoetics Vol 1wirh artist such as Saul Williams, Jessica Care-Moore and many others. She has directed numerous theater productionsand music videos, her graphic arts film “Skin Deep Skin Tight” receive a roar of applause in the Oktober Film and Music Festival at the MIST Theater in Harlem USAand John Jay University’s Social Justice Arts Festival. Inspired by visual artist Basquiat her painting is one of the artworks featured in the album jacket of the infamous rapper Rakim’s album “The 18th Letter”, she also sold many pieces in the International Arts and Media Festival in France alongside artist like Danny Simmons, Lorenzo Pace and countless other visual artists from around the world. She has worked with young people for many years as a teaching artist, workshop facilitator and community organizer with many non profit organizations throughout the tri-state area. She was the co-founderand creative director from 2007-2013 for Brooklyn based non-profit Baileys Cafe.orgwhose mission is to bridge the gap between youth and elders thru theater, media arts, workshops and community events. It is her latest endeavor which she is most proud ofas author of teen fiction novel “Justice” with publisher Rosen Publishing which has sold out on Amazon. “Justice “the first book of a four part series,addresses the issue of misconceptions and stereotypes of youth of color it’s a great read for discussion andhas received great reviews from educators across the country. Google.com for more info on Kymbali Craig

Director

Craig Anthony Bannister

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Craig Anthony Bannister

Originally from Harlem, NY, currently residesin Brooklyn. Has been working as an actor/director/producer across the tri-state area and beyond for over 3 decades. The sampling of the stages and places include:13th St. Repertory, Joyce Soho, LaMama, Castillo Theatre, Wild Project, The Metropolitan Playhouse and Amphibian Stage.Also works as a performer/activist, using theatre to bring diverse communities together,including seniors and teens and police officers and inner city youth. Also performs as Executive/Artistic Director, Spectrum Arts Productions, Inc., an arts service group. Next up, performing in the upcoming Phoenix Live Arts Festival this Fall in Nyack, NY. Thank you to Ellen also to Jay and Kathleen for this great opportunity. A special thank you to my partner of 25+ years, Bruce.

Scenic Designer

Yoon Bae

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Scenic Designer

Yoon Bae

Yoon Bae is an Asian, award-winning scenic and costume designer and academic, works internationally in Europe, Asia, and America. She is an active member of the Local USA 829 Diversity committee.

 

US highlights are Disconnect (San Jose Repertory Theatre, Winner of San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Award for Best Set Design), Oedipus El Rey (San Diego Rep, Nominee the Outstanding Dramatic Production The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle, Craig Noel Awards), and House Of Joy (San Diego Rep, CA), World Premiere The Messenger, Once, and Once On This Island (Pioneer Theatre Company, UT), The Wolves (Actors Theatre of Louisville, KY), The Great Gatsby, Paul Gordon’s musical Jane Austen’s Emma, The Sunshine Boys, and The Importance of Being Earnest (Arizona Theatre Company, Recipient of Best Set and Costume Awards, Arizona Republic), The Magic Flute, As You Like It, Evita, Anything Goes and Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Phoenix Theatre, nominated for Best Design, Arizona Republic)

 

On London West End, she worked extensively with John Napier. Productions included; world Premiere Gone with the Wind (Gillian Lynne Theatre, directed by Trevor Nunn), Equus (The Gielgud Theatre, featuring Daniel Radcliffe), World Premiere Birdsong (Harold Pinter Theatre), and Skellig (The Young Vic)

 

International highlights are Don Giovanni (Welsh National Opera), Bernstein’s Candide (Tokyo), both directed by John Caird, Three Thousand Troubled Threads (Edinburgh International Festival), Picasso’s Women (Ambassador Theatre Group), World Premiere Caridad Svich’s Archipelago, Running the Silk Road (the Barbican Theatre), Private Lives, The Full Monty, and Closer (Seoul Arts Center).

 

Yoon has taught at Central Saint Martins, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Rose Bruford in London, and Oklahoma City University and University of Arizona. She is currently Assistant Professor of Scenic Design at the University of Kentucky. She is a member of United Scenic Artists Local USA 829, Wingspace Theatrical Design, the Society of British Theatre Designers, and British Equity. www.yoonbae.com

Lighting Designer

Jason Monmaney

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Lighting Designer

Jason Monmaney

Jason is a traveling theatre artist who has had a passion for theatre and lighting for over thirteen years. Carrying a BFA in Lighting Design and Technologies from Stephen F. Austin State University, Jason has lived and worked in the DFW area as both a Lighting Designer and Master Electrician for nearly ten years. Presently residing in Upstate New York, Jason is honored to return and work with the remarkable team at Amphibian Stage once again for this powerful and culturally relevant production.

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

Stage Manager

Andrew Weimerskirch

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Stage Manager

Andrew Weimerskirch

Andrew (Weim….) is excited to be back with Amphibian agajn! He previously worked King Liz (PSM) The Bible (ASM) and Crossing the Line (SM Intern). He graduated from Syracuse University with his BFA in Stage Management before moving to NYC as a Production Management Intern at The Vineyard Theater, where he later worked as the Deck Carpenter on Dana H. and crewed Is This a Room.

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Upcoming Shows

JUNE 1-26, Main Stage

Marie Antoinette

by David Adjmi

Fashionably late to the revolution.

JULY 6 & 9, National Theatre Live

Henry V

by William Shakespeare

Fresh to the throne, King Henry V launches England into a bloody war with France. When his campaign encounters resistance, this inexperienced new ruler must prove he is fit to guide a country into war.

AUGUST 24 & 27, National Theatre Live

Cyrano de Bergerac

by Edmond Rostand

James McAvoy (X-MenAtonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.

Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette

by David Adjmi

JUNE 1-26, Main Stage

Marie Antoinette

by David Adjmi

JUNE 1-26, Main Stage

In David Adjmi’s contemporary take on the young queen of France, Marie is a confection created by a society that values extravagance and artifice. But France’s love affair with the royals sours as revolution brews, and for Marie, the political suddenly becomes very personal.

From the light and breezy banter at the palace to the surging chants of “Liberte! Egalite! Fraternite!” in the streets, Marie Antoinette holds a mirror up to our contemporary society that might just be entertaining itself to death.

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Tickets & Dates

General Admission Thursday
$25
General Admission Weekend
Starting at $40
Opening Weekend
$60-100
Showtimes

Thursday-Saturday: 8PM

Sunday: 2PM

 

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Today’s ticket price is the best price. Each week the general admission weekend ticket price will increase with demand, so time is of the essence.

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Cast & Creatives

Cast
Creatives

Actor

Allison Pistorius

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Allison Pistorius

Allison Pistorius is thrilled to make her Amphibian debut. LORT credits in Dallas and beyond include Constellations with TheaterWorks Hartford; ConstellationsClybourne ParkSense and Sensibility, and The Wolves with the Dallas Theater Center; A Midsummer Night’s Dream, OthelloThe House of the SpiritsWhen We Are Married, and A Christmas Carol with the Denver Center Theatre Company.  In the Dallas/Fort Worth area, she has worked at Stage West, Circle Theatre, Trinity Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Dallas, Second Thought Theatre, Theatre Three, and WaterTower Theatre, receiving multiple D/FW Critics Forum Awards for her work.

Also a passionate theatre educator, Allison has taught acting at SMU, UNT, and Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and she will be joining the faculty at the University of Houston as an Assistant Professor of Acting in the Fall.

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.

Actor

Felicia Bertch

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Felicia Bertch

Felicia Bertch is pleased to return to Amphibian having most recently performed with the ensemble of Julia Pastrana. She received her MFA in Acting at the University of South Carolina and studied physical theatre arts in Paris at L’Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques LeCoq as well as in NYC, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Italy. Felicia has lived and worked professionally as an actor, clown, and model all over the country and abroad. She has taught, directed, devised, and choreographed at various institutions and theaters nationally and internationally, including Wheaton College, The University of South Carolina, The University of Chicago, Columbia College, and in Tanzania, East Africa. Felicia is currently on faculty and the Head of the BFA Acting Program at the University of Texas at Arlington. She continues to work as a professional theatre artist and model in the DFW and Chicago areas. She is represented by Kim Dawson Agency here in DFW and Lori Lins in Chicago.

Actor

Monalisa Amidar

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Monalisa Amidar

Monalisa Amidar is delighted to be making her Amphibian debut. She recently appeared in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at Dallas Children’s Theater and worked with IMPRINT Theatreworks and Shakespeare Dallas. She holds an M.A. in Visual & Performing Arts from UT Dallas and a B.A. in Theatre from Pepperdine University. Monalisa is represented by Kim Dawson Agency.

Actor

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.

Actor

Telvin Marjuan Griffin

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Telvin Marjuan Griffin

Telvin Griffin was born and raised in Texarkana, Arkansas. Growing up education has always been the number one priority that his parents instilled in him. He’s always had a microphone in his hand whether it be talking to imaginary audiences at home pretending to be late night hosts or pretending to be preacher, which was truly the beginning of this becoming a natural for him. Griffin grew up in church playing the piano and saxophone during his time in the middle school and junior high bands. While attending high school, Telvin learned how to speak in front of a camera, being selected as the school’s news anchor for morning announcements. After graduating high school he attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to study broadcast journalism where he was also on the football team as a walk-on wide receiver for three seasons. After graduating college he started working with his first agent in Dallas, Texas, so he could be closer to more acting opportunities, which proved to be a great decision. In just the short span of his career so far, Telvin has booked many national commercials and television projects including a national Dodge Ram and Wing Stop campaign currently running, the hit CW series Dynasty, Fox’s Deputy, and the Emmy-Award-Winning ABC comedy Black-ish. Telvin’s latest film, Babylon (Paramount Studios) starring Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and Eric Roberts to name of a few and directed by Academy Award winning director Damien Chazelle (La La Land), will be limited released December 25th, 2022 and wide released January 6th, 2023. Griffin’s goal and purpose in life is to inspire others no matter what their calling in life might be. One strongly held belief is if you just stick to your dreams and goals, with hard work and consistency and waiting on God, all will come to fruition.

Marketing Manager

Evan Michael Woods

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Marketing Manager

Evan Michael Woods

Evan is a Fort Worth-based actor, photographer, and designer. His work has been seen at the Dallas Theater Center, Second Thought Theatre, Undermain Theatre, Stage West Theatre, Trinity Shakespeare Festival, Amphibian Stage, and more. Evan holds a BFA in Acting from Texas Christian University. Evan is represented by the Kim Dawson Agency.

Actor

Garret Storms

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Garret Storms

Acting credits include productions at Stage West Theatre, WaterTower Theatre, Stages Repertory Theatre, Trinity Shakespeare Festival, Amphibian Stage, Uptown Players, Second Thought Theatre, Theatre Three, Undermain Theatre, Shakespeare Dallas, Kitchen Dog Theater, and RADA among others. He has directed Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, Hir, Like a Billion Likes, The Nether, Deer, Mr. Burns a post-electric play, International Falls, and Orlando, all for Stage West, as well as Bright Half Life for WaterTower Theatre and The Moors for Theatre Three. He also works as a voice actor with FUNimation. Garret has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Sam Houston State University.

Actor

Nicholas Reed

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Nicholas Reed

Nicholas Reed is thrilled to make his debut at Amphibian Stage. Nicholas, a Fort Worth native, fell in love with the stage at age 5 and has been performing ever since. Recently, Nicholas has returned from his second National Broadway tour in A Christmas Story – The Musical as Randy, his first was Finding Neverland as Michael Llewelyn-Davies.

Crew

Francisco Grifaldo

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Francisco Grifaldo

Francisco Grifaldo was born in Mexico City. He has always aspired to share his unique story and experiences through his acting. Francisco graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor in Fine Arts, specializing in performance. This is Francisco’s first regional theater role and could not be more grateful to be a part of this cast. Some of his favorite roles include playing Bernardo from West Side Story, Sam from Grace, and Charlie Cowell from The Music Man. His most recent work is starring as Juancho, in a new A24 produced Netflix show called Mo, which will begin streaming August 24th so be on the lookout!

Actor

Brock Huerter

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Brock Huerter

Brock Huerter is an actor, singer, and dancer stationed in the DFW metroplex. He got most of his training from the University of Texas at Arlington where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre. Though he found theatre later in his life, he has been given many opportunities to play roles such as Younger Brother in Ragtime, as well as Franklin Hart Jr. in 9 to 5 throughout his years at UTA. He is also trained in, and seeking interest in, Camera and Shakespeare work though singing on stage will always feel like his home.

Actor

Hannah Valdovinos

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Hannah Valdovinos

Hannah Valdovinos is so happy to be working on this show with Amphibian! Acting credits include Our Town (DTC), The True History… of Julia Pastrana (Amphibian Stage), In the Heights (Firehouse Theater), West Side Story (Stolen Shakespeare Guild), Summer and Smoke (Classics Theatre Project), and Romeo & Juliet/Twelfth Night (Trinity Shakespeare Festival). She also works as a costume designer in the area, most recently for Witch and Lifespan of a Fact (Stage West), & is a graduate of TCU with her BFA in Acting.

Managing Director

Jay Duffer

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Managing 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.

Scenic Designer

Brian Clinnin

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Scenic Designer

Brian Clinnin

Brian Clinnin is a Scenic Artist, a Designer, and a Professor of Theatre Design & Technology at Texas Christian University. His recent credits include Shakespeare in Love, Misalliance, The Tempest (The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), Eliot- A Soldier’s Fugue (Water Tower Theatre), Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, Hamlet, and Romeo and Juliet (Trinity Shakespeare Festival), Company and Home (Jubilee Theatre), Stupid F-ing Bird (Stage West) and Picasso at The Lapin Agile (Circle Theatre). Prior to this, he worked at Chicago Scenic Studios, creating scenery for projects such as ABC-7 Chicago State Street Studio Set, CBS Sports Set, Late Night With Conan O’Brien, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Chicago Field Museum, and The Adler Planetarium. He has trained at the University of Illinois, The Art Institute of Chicago, and The University of Kansas, from which he holds a BFA in Illustration and an MFA with honors in Scenography. To view work, please visit www.clinnin.com.

Playwright & Actor

Laura Anderson Barbata

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Playwright & Actor

Laura Anderson Barbata

Born in Mexico City, Laura Anderson Barbata is a transdisciplinary artist currently based in Brooklyn and Mexico City. Since 1992 she has worked primarily in the social realm, and has initiated projects in the Venezuelan Amazon, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, Norway, and the United States. Barbata is also known for her project Transcommunality (2001–ongoing), working with stilt walkers, artists and artisans from Mexico, New York, and the Caribbean. This project has been presented at various museums, schools, and other venues, in the US, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and Singapore. The Eye of the Beholder (Playwright/Performer, 2018) was her first Amphibian Production.

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

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.

Projection Designer

Philip Vilar

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Projection Designer

Philip Vilar

Philip Vilar, a New York native, is a creative designer specializing in lighting and media design for live entertainment. They graduated from Meadows School of the Arts at SMU in Dallas, TX where they earned a Master of Fine Arts in Stage Design and now is the Director of Technical Theatre at Dallas Independent School District. Some recent projects they have done are projection designs for The Laramet Project as a guest designer for Baylor University, Church and State at Stage West Theatre; Lighting and projection design for Overbooked at Prism Theatre Company; Lighting Design for The Immigrant at Theatre Three.  

Stage Manager

Kaitlin Hatton

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Stage Manager

Kaitlin Hatton

Dramaturge

Elaine Cox

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Dramaturge

Elaine Cox

Elaine Cox is the Associate Director of Development and Resident Dramaturg at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. She also teaches Arts Administration at the University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music. She is excited the be back at Amphibian Stage after working as Dramaturg on Jay Duffer’s play, naked, as part of Spark Fest 2021.

Vocal Coach/Fight Choreographer

Evan Mueller

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Vocal Coach/Fight Choreographer

Evan Mueller

In addition to teaching Acting and Voice & Speech at Western Washington University, and previously at New York University, Evan is a professional actor, director and voice coach who has been seen on stage and screen both regionally and in New York City. Evan was a co-founder and Artistic Associate of New York’s Strange Sun Theater and is currently the Artistic Director of American Theater Northwest in Bellingham, Washington.  Some of his most exciting recent productions have been Vocal Coaching for Rosalind Reynolds’ series of new works with the IDioM Theatre Company, directing the premiere production of J Chavez’s how to clean your room (and remember all your trauma), and acting in the new play Just Once with Bellingham TheatreWorks.  Evan is thrilled to be back in Fort Worth with Amphibia, after working with the ‘Phibs in productions of The True History of…Julia Pastrana, the Ugliest Woman in the World; Animals Out of Paper; This is How it Goes; Miss Witherspoon; A Leopard Complains of Its Spots; The First Day of School; Fully Committed; and Below the Belt.  

Assistant Costume Designer

Matthieu M

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Assistant Costume Designer

Matthieu M

Matthieu M worked as a graphic designer for more than 10 years before deciding to reconnect himself with craftsmanship. Now working as a fashion designer in New York City, he has launched an Atemporal Ready-To-Wear Collection for women. “Matthieu M” is a high-end sustainable brand made of candid reaffirmed lines and very subtle colors in a sleek style. All garments are made in NYC in a very limited-edition. For the last four years, Matthieu has collaborated on numerous projects with Laura Anderson Barbata and is happy to continue that collaboration on Marie Antoinette with Amphibian Stage.

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.

Production Stage Manager

Ashley Oliver

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Production Stage Manager

Ashley Oliver

Ashley Oliver is a Designer, Actor, and Director from Arlington, TX. This is her first time working with Amphibian Stage and is grateful for the opportunity. She holds a BA in Drama from Prairie View A&M University and has been working in theaters around Dallas/ Fort Worth for 15 years. She has worked on such shows as Cake Ladies, Little Women, Ann, Fetch Clay Make Man (Dallas Theater Center), Amazing Grace, Hurt Village, Dot, Do No Harm (Soul Rep Theatre), Bootycandy, Mr. Burns Post-Electric Play, Deer (Stage West), Shakin the Mess Outta Misery, Flight (Jubilee Theater) and Erykah Badu’s One (Hu)man show (TBAAL) and many other shows.  “A word equal a thought, a thought an idea, an idea an action, an action can change the world.”-Claude McKay

Master Electrician

Landry Strickland

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Master Electrician

Landry Strickland

Landry Strickland is a BFA graduate of Oklahoma City University. He is currently a freelance lighting designer and electrician in the DFW Area. Past credits include lighting supervisor for the Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana: De La Frontera tour, assistant lighting designer for Public Works Dallas: Odyssey, and electrician for the Oklahoma City Ballet, Dallas Theater Center, Dallas Children’s Theater, Uptown Players, Diversified Media Group, Lighting Guy Enterprises, Zero Productions, and Wylie ISD.

Directing Assistant Apprentice

Lauren Harrison

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Directing Assistant Apprentice

Lauren Harrison

Lauren Harrison is an aspiring actress and director from Grand Prairie, TX. She is currently a Junior B.F.A. Acting major with a double minor in Directing and Props Fabrication at Oklahoma City University. Her recent roles include An Enemy of the People (Billing) with OCU School of Theatre, A Raisin in the Sun (Beneatha) with Theatre Arlington, and Macbeth (Witch) with Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park.

Upcoming Shows

JUNE 1-26, Main Stage

Marie Antoinette

by David Adjmi

Fashionably late to the revolution.

JULY 6 & 9, National Theatre Live

Henry V

by William Shakespeare

Fresh to the throne, King Henry V launches England into a bloody war with France. When his campaign encounters resistance, this inexperienced new ruler must prove he is fit to guide a country into war.

AUGUST 24 & 27, National Theatre Live

Cyrano de Bergerac

by Edmond Rostand

James McAvoy (X-MenAtonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.

The Hollow
The Hollow

The Hollow

Based upon the stories of Washington Irving Adapted by John Rapson

OCTOBER 12 – NOVEMBER 6, Main Stage

The Hollow

Based upon the stories of Washington Irving Adapted by John Rapson

OCTOBER 12 – NOVEMBER 6, Main Stage

On a stormy October evening in 2020, a lonely storyteller arrives at an 18th-century tavern to continue his yearly tradition of performing Washington Irving’s classic: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

 

Little does he know of the surprises that the night and the ghostly inhabitants of the tavern hold in store for him. With the exciting juxtaposition of campfire tales, things that go bump in the night, and the gorgeous prose of one of American history’s most thrilling authors, The Hollow is both a ghostly treat and a thrilling celebration of the power of live storytelling.

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General Admission Thursdays
$25
General Admission Friday-Sunday
$40
Showtimes

Thursday-Saturday: 8PM

Sunday: 2PM

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Cast & Creatives

Collaborators
Creatives

Playwright

John Rapson

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John Rapson

Director

Jeremy Landon Hays

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Director

Jeremy Landon Hays

Creative Producer

Joel Ferrell

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Creative Producer

Joel Ferrell

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Upcoming Shows

JUNE 1-26, Main Stage

Marie Antoinette

by David Adjmi

Fashionably late to the revolution.

JULY 6 & 9, National Theatre Live

Henry V

by William Shakespeare

Fresh to the throne, King Henry V launches England into a bloody war with France. When his campaign encounters resistance, this inexperienced new ruler must prove he is fit to guide a country into war.

AUGUST 24 & 27, National Theatre Live

Cyrano de Bergerac

by Edmond Rostand

James McAvoy (X-MenAtonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.

Julia Pastrana
Julia Pastrana

Julia Pastrana

by Shaun Prendergast

JULY 16 – AUGUST 6, Main Stage

Julia Pastrana

by Shaun Prendergast

JULY 16 – AUGUST 6, Main Stage

The True History of the Tragic Life & Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana, the Ugliest Woman in the World

 

Our 2012 production of Julia Pastrana was called “must feel theatre.” Now, using only a 3D soundscape engineered with the cinematic Dolby Atmos surround sound, we have created an entirely new auditory event you can experience at home.

 

This play, originally performed entirely in the dark, transported audiences into Julia Pastrana’s world of traveling circuses and sideshows. Dragged across oceans by her husband and manager, Julia searches wherever she goes for the love and beauty she believes life has in store for her. Based on a true story, the play shows us the face of real beauty without ever letting us see a thing.

 

Now, as we bring this dynamic play out of the theatre and into your home, we encourage you to dim the lights, turn up your headphones and prepare for an immersive listening encounter with Julia Pastrana, made famous as the “Ugliest Woman in the World.”

 

Strong Language & Adult Themes

 

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$13
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FREE
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Special Thanks

 

Generously underwritten by Cynthia & Grant Hodgkins and Pioneer Natural Resources

Collaborators
Creative

Actor

Hannah Valdovinos

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Actor

Hannah Valdovinos

Hannah Valdovinos is so happy to be working on this show with Amphibian! Acting credits include Our Town (DTC), The True History… of Julia Pastrana (Amphibian Stage), In the Heights (Firehouse Theater), West Side Story (Stolen Shakespeare Guild), Summer and Smoke (Classics Theatre Project), and Romeo & Juliet/Twelfth Night (Trinity Shakespeare Festival). She also works as a costume designer in the area, most recently for Witch and Lifespan of a Fact (Stage West), & is a graduate of TCU with her BFA in Acting.

Actor

JR Bradford

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Actor

JR Bradford

JR is grateful to make his debut with Amphibian Stage. Mr. Bradford has performed on numerous stages in the DFW market such as Theatre Three, Bishop Arts Theatre Center, Teatro Dallas, Imprint Theatreworks, and was last seen in Jubilee Theatre’s production of “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black”.

Actor

Jovane Caamano

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Actor

Jovane Caamano

Jovane is immensely grateful to be working with Amphibian Stage again in order to bring this story to life. He has previously appeared on stage at Amphibian as Doug Simon in Gutenberg! The Musical!. Other regional theatres he’s worked with include the Danielle Georgiou Dance Group (The Savage Seconds), Undermain Theatre (Red Chariot; Lady from the Sea), Stage West (Everybody), Second Thought Theatre (Enemies/People), Circle Theatre (This Random World), Theatre Three (Susan and God), Theatre Arlington (Ripcord), and three seasons with the Trinity Shakespeare Festival, as well as Wishing Star Productions’ national tour of Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer the Musical. He graduated from Texas Christian University with his B.F.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Musical Theatre and is a proud Horned Frog. He would like to thank his family for their love and belief, his friends for all their support, and everyone at ASP.

Actor

Felicia Bertch

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Actor

Felicia Bertch

Felicia Bertch is pleased to return to Amphibian having most recently performed with the ensemble of Julia Pastrana. She received her MFA in Acting at the University of South Carolina and studied physical theatre arts in Paris at L’Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques LeCoq as well as in NYC, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Italy. Felicia has lived and worked professionally as an actor, clown, and model all over the country and abroad. She has taught, directed, devised, and choreographed at various institutions and theaters nationally and internationally, including Wheaton College, The University of South Carolina, The University of Chicago, Columbia College, and in Tanzania, East Africa. Felicia is currently on faculty and the Head of the BFA Acting Program at the University of Texas at Arlington. She continues to work as a professional theatre artist and model in the DFW and Chicago areas. She is represented by Kim Dawson Agency here in DFW and Lori Lins in Chicago.

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.

Director

Jonathan Fielding

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Director

Jonathan Fielding

Jonathan was born and raised in Fort Worth, TX. He went to TCU for his undergraduate degree. He has worked as a performer on many Amphibian shows including: Vigil, La Llorona, Below the Belt, and Leonce and Lena as well as the 2003 national premiere of The True History of…Julia Pastrana… Jonathan’s directing credits for Amphibian include Northside Hollow, Artist Descending a Staircase, and The True History of…Julia Pastrana, remounted in 2012. Broadway credits include The Play that Goes Wrong (also National Tour), Noises Off, Pygmalion with Roundabout Theatre Company, and The Seagull at the Walter Kerr. Jonathan has worked regionally at The Old Globe, Ford’s Theater, Penguin Rep, and the Harbor Stage Company: a company he helped found in 2012. On television he has appeared on “Law and Order: SVU” (NBC), “Castle Rock” (Hulu) and “Gotham” (FOX). He holds his his Masters Degree from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

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

Playwright

Shaun Prendergast

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Shaun Prendergast

Shaun is a British actor and writer well known to UK audiences for his many TV and film roles and his work with Sir Kenneth Branagh’s Renaissance Theatre Co.

His first TV role, playing the lead in Kay Mellor’s “Place of Safety,” won a New York Critic’s Circle award. Film roles include Peterloo, I Daniel Blake, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and Henry V.

In 2019 he played Old Joe in the London West End Premiere of Waitress with Kat Mcphee and Jack McBrayer, and before lockdown he completed filming on the upcoming BBC series “Industry.”

Shaun has written over thirty TV shows, a hundred audio plays, twenty stage plays, and more than a dozen film scripts. He encountered the story of Julia Pastrana as a student but it took twenty years to find a format that would work. He has been the winner of a SONY AWARD (“Travellin’ Light,” BBC ), The ALMOST FREE NAFTALI YAVIN Award, (“Potter’s Wheel”), and a TIME OUT Award (Little Victories). His first novel, a comedy thriller called Benny Blue Eyes was published during lockdown and now has a five-star rating on Kindle.

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Upcoming Shows

JUNE 1-26, Main Stage

Marie Antoinette

by David Adjmi

Fashionably late to the revolution.

JULY 6 & 9, National Theatre Live

Henry V

by William Shakespeare

Fresh to the throne, King Henry V launches England into a bloody war with France. When his campaign encounters resistance, this inexperienced new ruler must prove he is fit to guide a country into war.

AUGUST 24 & 27, National Theatre Live

Cyrano de Bergerac

by Edmond Rostand

James McAvoy (X-MenAtonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.

Hans & Sophie
Hans & Sophie

Hans & Sophie

by Sean Hudock, Illana Stein & Deborah Yarchun

FEBRUARY 7 – MARCH 1, Main Stage

Hans & Sophie

by Sean Hudock, Illana Stein & Deborah Yarchun

FEBRUARY 7 – MARCH 1, Main Stage

A printing press, spray paint, and quick wit were all siblings Hans and Sophie Scholl needed to build the largest underground resistance movement in Nazi Germany. Drawing on inspiration from letters, diaries, and coded correspondences in the book At The Heart of the White Rose, Hans & Sophie is an intimate two-character portrait of resistance and conviction in the darkest of times, immersing audiences in the student’s metamorphosis from loyal Hitler Youth into one of the Nazi regime’s most feared oppositions.

 

Hans & Sophie, along with our broadcasts of #Anne Frank: Parallel Stories is part of a worldwide commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII.

“Long live freedom.” -Hans Scholl

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Sunday, February 16th: The Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County will host a post-show talkback with the actors/playwrights.

 

Monday, February 17th: Book club discussion with playwrights at Leaves Books and Tea

 

Saturday, February 22nd: Anniversary of execution of Hans & Sophie Scholl

 

Sunday, February 23rd: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum will host a post-show talkback facilitated by Dr. Charlotte Decoster, the Director of Education at the museum. Historic perspective: Holocaust/ About DHHRM/Upstander Behavior of not being silent.

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Collaborators
Creative

Playwright, Actor

Sean Hudock

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Playwright, Actor

Sean Hudock

Actor

Rebekah Brockman

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Actor

Rebekah Brockman

Playwright, Actor

Sean Hudock

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Playwright, Actor

Sean Hudock

Playwright & Director

Illana Stein

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Playwright & Director

Illana Stein

Playwright

Debra Yarchun

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Playwright

Debra Yarchun

UPCOMING SHOWS

Upcoming Shows

JUNE 1-26, Main Stage

Marie Antoinette

by David Adjmi

Fashionably late to the revolution.

JULY 6 & 9, National Theatre Live

Henry V

by William Shakespeare

Fresh to the throne, King Henry V launches England into a bloody war with France. When his campaign encounters resistance, this inexperienced new ruler must prove he is fit to guide a country into war.

AUGUST 24 & 27, National Theatre Live

Cyrano de Bergerac

by Edmond Rostand

James McAvoy (X-MenAtonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.

She-Wolf

by Stephen Wolfert & Dawn Stern

2019, Main Stage

She-Wolf

by Stephen Wolfert & Dawn Stern

2019, Main Stage

Adapted by Stephan Wolfert and Dawn Stern From Shakespeare’s Henry VI, Parts 1, 2 and 3 and Richard III.

 

Despite being taken prisoner of war, then ransomed off by her father to the feckless king of a foreign country, Margaret of Anjou went on to command armies. William Shakespeare was so entranced with her that he included her in four of his plays.

 

Playwrights Stephan Wolfert (best known at Amphibian for Cry Havoc! ) and Dawn Stern will spotlight Margaret’s story by adapting Shakespeare’s work to focus on this remarkable queen.

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De-Cruit Founder & Actor

Stephan Wolfert

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De-Cruit Founder & Actor

Stephan Wolfert

Actor/Writer/Director; AEA/SAG member; U.S. Army ’86-’93 – Medic and Infantry Officer. Stephan left a career in the military for a life in the theatre after seeing a production of Shakespeare’s Richard III. Stephan received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Trinity Rep Conservatory. Stephan created the military segments for Twyla Tharp and Billy Joel’s Tony Award-winning Movin’ Out.

Stephan is the founder of DE-CRUIT, a program he designed after examining Shakespeare from a military veteran’s perspective, working with fellow military veterans and scientists, and using Shakespeare’s text and classical actor training to heal trauma. For his work with DE-CRUIT he is the recipient of the Aaron Stein Award presented by The American Group Psychotherapy Association, the Max Gabriel Memorial Award presented by National Alliance for Mental Illness, Berkshire Theater Awards for his one-man play Cry Havoc! among many others.

Stephan is the Head of Outreach at Bedlam Theater NYC, and an advisory member of PACH, Project for the Advancement of our Common Humanity at NYU.

De-Cruit Instructor & Actor

Dawn Stern

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De-Cruit Instructor & Actor

Dawn Stern

DAWN STERN is an actor, playwrite, and COO of DE-CRUIT, a non-profit that treats trauma through Shakespeare and Science.  DE-CRUIT has partnered with Amphibian Stage to deliver workshops, clinics, presentations, and performances with veterans in Fort Worth including Tarrant County Vet Court.

 

Dawn oversees development, on-site residencies, key notes, clinics, and day to day operations of DE-CRUIT.  She earned her B.S. in Theatre Performance from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIU-E) and has been a proud Equity member since 1987.  Early in her career she worked in St. Louis and Chicago where she earned her AFTRA, AEA, and SAG union cards.

Dawn moved to Los Angeles in 1996 where she began a seventeen-year television acting career which includes six pilots, three series regular shows, and over twenty-five guest star appearances. Her highlights include a series regular role on: Viper, 413 Hope Street, Starhunter, and Nobody plus a recurring role on the Young and the Restless.

Notable guest star appearances include: Star Trek: Enterprise, Ally McBeal, Profiler, Beverly Hills 90210, and True Blood.  Dawn has worked with Damon Wayans on My Wife and Kids, Steve Harvey on the Steve Harvey Show, Wanda Sykes on Wanda at Large and Monique on The Parkers. Her film credits include: The Fugitive and Original Gangstas.

On the professional stage, some of Dawn’s favorite roles have been: Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Kate in Taming of the Shrew, Olivia in Twelfth Night, Paulina in A Winter’s Tale, Goneril in King Lear and Margaret in an adaptation she co-wrote with her husband (Stephan Wolfert) called She-Wolf which had its World Premiere at Amphibian Stage.

Off stage she is a member of IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility) and represents BIPOC membership on the Education Conference Planning Committee for STA (Shakespeare Theaters Association.

Actor

James Edward Becton

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James Edward Becton

James Edward Becton, a United States Army Veteran, holds a BFA from Niagara University and is a product of training from Stella Adler, Matthew Corozine Studio and Shakespeare & Co. of Lenox, MA. James Edward, an alumni of Stephan Wolferts’ DE-CRUIT has recently called Amphibian home as Actor 2/The First Duke of Suffolk in the world premiere of She-Wolf and is happy to be considered a new family member.

Actor

Drew Ledbetter

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Actor

Drew Ledbetter

De-Cruit Founder & Actor

Stephan Wolfert

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Stephan Wolfert

Actor/Writer/Director; AEA/SAG member; U.S. Army ’86-’93 – Medic and Infantry Officer. Stephan left a career in the military for a life in the theatre after seeing a production of Shakespeare’s Richard III. Stephan received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Trinity Rep Conservatory. Stephan created the military segments for Twyla Tharp and Billy Joel’s Tony Award-winning Movin’ Out.

Stephan is the founder of DE-CRUIT, a program he designed after examining Shakespeare from a military veteran’s perspective, working with fellow military veterans and scientists, and using Shakespeare’s text and classical actor training to heal trauma. For his work with DE-CRUIT he is the recipient of the Aaron Stein Award presented by The American Group Psychotherapy Association, the Max Gabriel Memorial Award presented by National Alliance for Mental Illness, Berkshire Theater Awards for his one-man play Cry Havoc! among many others.

Stephan is the Head of Outreach at Bedlam Theater NYC, and an advisory member of PACH, Project for the Advancement of our Common Humanity at NYU.

De-Cruit Instructor & Actor

Dawn Stern

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De-Cruit Instructor & Actor

Dawn Stern

DAWN STERN is an actor, playwrite, and COO of DE-CRUIT, a non-profit that treats trauma through Shakespeare and Science.  DE-CRUIT has partnered with Amphibian Stage to deliver workshops, clinics, presentations, and performances with veterans in Fort Worth including Tarrant County Vet Court.

 

Dawn oversees development, on-site residencies, key notes, clinics, and day to day operations of DE-CRUIT.  She earned her B.S. in Theatre Performance from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIU-E) and has been a proud Equity member since 1987.  Early in her career she worked in St. Louis and Chicago where she earned her AFTRA, AEA, and SAG union cards.

Dawn moved to Los Angeles in 1996 where she began a seventeen-year television acting career which includes six pilots, three series regular shows, and over twenty-five guest star appearances. Her highlights include a series regular role on: Viper, 413 Hope Street, Starhunter, and Nobody plus a recurring role on the Young and the Restless.

Notable guest star appearances include: Star Trek: Enterprise, Ally McBeal, Profiler, Beverly Hills 90210, and True Blood.  Dawn has worked with Damon Wayans on My Wife and Kids, Steve Harvey on the Steve Harvey Show, Wanda Sykes on Wanda at Large and Monique on The Parkers. Her film credits include: The Fugitive and Original Gangstas.

On the professional stage, some of Dawn’s favorite roles have been: Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Kate in Taming of the Shrew, Olivia in Twelfth Night, Paulina in A Winter’s Tale, Goneril in King Lear and Margaret in an adaptation she co-wrote with her husband (Stephan Wolfert) called She-Wolf which had its World Premiere at Amphibian Stage.

Off stage she is a member of IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility) and represents BIPOC membership on the Education Conference Planning Committee for STA (Shakespeare Theaters Association.

Stage Manager

Kaitlin Hatton

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Kaitlin Hatton

Scenic Designer

Clare Floyd Devries

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Scenic Designer

Clare Floyd Devries

Executive Artistic Director

Kathleen Culebro

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Executive Artistic Director

Kathleen Culebro

Born and raised in Mexico City, Kathleen is the Founding Artistic Director of Amphibian Stage, where she has produced over 100 plays in Fort Worth and New York – most of them world, US, or regional premieres. She has taught Screenwriting and Stage Makeup at Texas Christian University and proudly serves on the board of the Women’s Policy Forum. Also a playwright, Kathleen is the author of La Llorona, which premiered off-Broadway at Theatre Row in a production by Stageplays Theatre Company in 2007 and which has received productions around the country. A Leopard Complains of Its Spots premiered at the Pantheon Theatre in New York in 2001 with an extended run. Her play Smart Pretty Funny premiered at Amphibian Stage in 2016 and has since been produced in Australia and at other venues in the US.

Props Designer

Amber Jones

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Props Designer

Amber Jones

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

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.

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.

Actor

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.

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.

Dialect Consultant, Actor

Krista Scott

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Dialect Consultant, Actor

Krista Scott

Upcoming Shows

JUNE 1-26, Main Stage

Marie Antoinette

by David Adjmi

Fashionably late to the revolution.

JULY 6 & 9, National Theatre Live

Henry V

by William Shakespeare

Fresh to the throne, King Henry V launches England into a bloody war with France. When his campaign encounters resistance, this inexperienced new ruler must prove he is fit to guide a country into war.

AUGUST 24 & 27, National Theatre Live

Cyrano de Bergerac

by Edmond Rostand

James McAvoy (X-MenAtonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.

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Gutenberg! The Musical!
Gutenberg! The Musical!
All Events
Gutenberg! The Musical!
Gutenberg! The Musical!

Gutenberg! The Musical!

by Anthony King & Scott Brown

JULY 12 – AUGUST 18, Main Stage

Gutenberg! The Musical!

by Anthony King & Scott Brown

JULY 12 – AUGUST 18, Main Stage

This is not the story of Gutenberg. This is the story of Bud and Doug.

 

Gutenberg! The Musical! is going to propel these two into the canon of great American musical writing teams. George and Ira, Rogers and Hammerstein, Bud and Doug. That’s if the staged reading of their genius new musical touches the hearts and hopes of the Broadway producers in the audience. One accompanist, a ton of trucker hats, and an unlimited amount of enthusiasm are the tools the committed duo will use to convince anyone watching to join them in seeing their dream come true, a Broadway contract. Will you be a part of the dream?

 

“Move over Hamilton. There’s another important historical figure to sing about and he’s not throwing away his shot…or his printing press.” – Bud Davenport and Doug Simon

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Actor

Brandon Wilhelm

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Brandon Wilhelm

Actor

Jovane Caamano

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Jovane Caamano

Jovane is immensely grateful to be working with Amphibian Stage again in order to bring this story to life. He has previously appeared on stage at Amphibian as Doug Simon in Gutenberg! The Musical!. Other regional theatres he’s worked with include the Danielle Georgiou Dance Group (The Savage Seconds), Undermain Theatre (Red Chariot; Lady from the Sea), Stage West (Everybody), Second Thought Theatre (Enemies/People), Circle Theatre (This Random World), Theatre Three (Susan and God), Theatre Arlington (Ripcord), and three seasons with the Trinity Shakespeare Festival, as well as Wishing Star Productions’ national tour of Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer the Musical. He graduated from Texas Christian University with his B.F.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Musical Theatre and is a proud Horned Frog. He would like to thank his family for their love and belief, his friends for all their support, and everyone at ASP.

Director

David A. Miller

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Director

David A. Miller

Musical Director & Pianist

Rebecca Lowrey

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Musical Director & Pianist

Rebecca Lowrey

Stage Manager

Kaitlin Hatton

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Stage Manager

Kaitlin Hatton

Lighting Designer

Michael Skinner

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Lighting Designer

Michael Skinner

Costume Designer

Julie Via

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Costume Designer

Julie Via

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

JUNE 1-26, Main Stage

Marie Antoinette

by David Adjmi

Fashionably late to the revolution.

JULY 6 & 9, National Theatre Live

Henry V

by William Shakespeare

Fresh to the throne, King Henry V launches England into a bloody war with France. When his campaign encounters resistance, this inexperienced new ruler must prove he is fit to guide a country into war.

AUGUST 24 & 27, National Theatre Live

Cyrano de Bergerac

by Edmond Rostand

James McAvoy (X-MenAtonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.

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

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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

Actor

Greg Holt

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Actor

Greg Holt

Actor

Rashid Eldoma

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Actor

Rashid Eldoma

Managing Director

Jay Duffer

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Managing 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

Upcoming Shows

JUNE 1-26, Main Stage

Marie Antoinette

by David Adjmi

Fashionably late to the revolution.

JULY 6 & 9, National Theatre Live

Henry V

by William Shakespeare

Fresh to the throne, King Henry V launches England into a bloody war with France. When his campaign encounters resistance, this inexperienced new ruler must prove he is fit to guide a country into war.

AUGUST 24 & 27, National Theatre Live

Cyrano de Bergerac

by Edmond Rostand

James McAvoy (X-MenAtonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.