The Crew of Cyrano de Bergerac

We are extraordinarily proud to welcome an extremely fine group of designers, organizers, scholars, and crew members to The Archive Theater for our upcoming Cyrano de Bergerac. We hope you will enjoy learning about them.

 

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Producer - Stephanie Lauren Moore

Stephanie Lauren Moore serves as the Managing Director of The Filigree Theatre, under which banner she has produced “Any Night” (Los Angeles), “Betrayal,” “A Delicate Ship” (Austin Premiere), “Trio” (World Premiere), “Miss Julie,” “When We Were Young And Unafraid” (Austin Premiere) and “Shakespeare in the Dark: Macbeth.” Her feature film producing credits include “Love Labour’s Lost” and “Child of Light”. She has produced and first assistant directed numerous short films, music videos and web series, including “Hardish Bodies” and “Bye Bye Baby.” Her passion for producing and working with filmmakers began with her role as a Austin Film Festival ‘Filmmaker Liaison’ for “Winter in the Blood,” “Black or White,” “Beneath the Darkness,” “Hunger” and “Burning Bodhi,” in addition to her work as a ‘Theatre Manager’ for SXSW. Stephanie graduated from Texas State University with a degree in English and dual minors in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies and History. She is the recipient of the Texas State Leadership Institute’s Medal of Hope, the highest non-academic honor at Texas State University. She is the Co-Treasurer of the emerging chapter of Women in Film and Television: Austin.

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Carrie Casey - Assistant Producer

Carrie Casey is a lifelong business owner and manager.  She started with Girl Scout cookies and garage sales and has progressed to multi-million-dollar companies. Over the years she has done a wide variety of jobs: book keeper, salesperson, marketing specialist, community outreach coordinator, CEO, chairman of the board, and trainer. This wide-ranging experience has given her a deep and thorough understanding of how businesses function. 

In her free time, Carrie has invested in non-profit organizations as a volunteer and board working directly with the consumers of the services provided by these non-profits. She has been a Girl Scout leader, a front of house volunteer, a production manager, a producer, and a stage manager for several local theatre troupes. She has organized events, trained volunteers, and piloted programs.

 

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Director - Jennifer Rose Davis

Jennifer Davis is an writer, director, actress, singer, musician, costumer, mask maker, artist,  graphic designer, and all-around Renaissance woman. Her theatrical credits with The Hidden Room include Music Director, Costumer, and Set Designer for Der Bestrafte Brudermord. She was also Associate Costumer The History of King Lear by Nahum Tate, for which she won a shared Austin Critic’s Table award.

Jennifer designed costumes and danced Butoh for Still Now with Shrewd Productions. She created Tudor era costumes for Austin Shakespeare’s staged readings of Shakespeare’s Henry VIII and Hillary Mantle’s Wolf Hall, and Elizabethan costumes for The Merry Wives of Windsor co-produced by Austin Scottish Rite Theater and Weird Sisters.

 
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Assistant Director - Garrison Martt

Garrison Martt is a poet, writer, director and actor who has been active in the Austin Theater Scene for more than 40 years. He has directed and/or performed in more than forty productions in that time and has unparalleled sensitivity for text in performance. He is also the founder of The Past Poetry Project which has performed free poetry readings for the Austin Community for over twenty years. His image is taken from a graphic rendering that Jennifer Davis created for his performance of Prospero in The Tempest in 2009

 

Prop Designer - Cindy Page

Cindy Page is a performer and maker. She has built sets, props, puppets, and costumes for both improvised and scripted productions at the Hideout Theatre, Penfold Theatre Co., Heartland Theatre Collective, American Berserk Theatre, and TexARTS, including Nevermore, Little Bird, and Sexy Future Space Lady. On rare occasion, she sneaks out from backstage with a small arsenal of musical instruments and performs with Indigo Shift, an improvised cabaret at the end of the world.

 
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Special Effects Consultant - Edwin Wise

Edwin Wise is a versatile craftsman and artist, skilled in a wide range of materials and techniques. Known as the "blood guy", he can bring a professional polish to your project in a wide range of roles.

 

Musician - Howard Burkett

Howard Burkett (musical director) is a freelance singer, arranger, composer, music editor and independent scholar with a particular interest in vocal music of the 16th and 17th centuries and a sideline in Middle Eastern hand percussion. He has compiled and arranged incidental music for The Rover, Richard III, The History of King Lear (The Hidden Room), A Servant of Two Masters (Penfold Theatre), The Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Baron’s Men). He also performs with Austin Baroque Orchestra and Chorus and the Compline Choir of St David’s. In his spare time, he tries to make a living selling fine wine and spirits.Before coming to Austin in 1996, he was Executive Director/Artistic Coördinator of Birmingham Opera (Birmingham, Alabama) and taught at the American School Foundation,Mexico City. He is a native of Nacogdoches, Texas.

 

Stage Manager - Lynn S Beaver

Lynn S Beaver Lynn has spent a good portion of the past 25 years in various positions in Austin area theatre. Recently Lynn has been SM for productions of THE FACE OF EMMETT TILL with King Productions, SWEAT with Southwest Theatre productions, WISH and ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NOGOOD, VERY BAD DAY with The Georgetown Palace TYA and for THE BRUTES and THE FAULT with Theatre Synesthesia. Her favorite part of theatre is working with the incredibly smart, creative people who are drawn to the work. When she’s not backstage Lynn can be found in the audience as a Contributing Editor for Broadway World Austin and as a member of the Austin Critics Table.

 

Fight Choreographer - Toby Minor

Toby Minor is the Stage Combat instructor for the Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State University. He has been certified Actor Combatant with theSociety of American Fight Directors (SAFD) for 16 years. He has choreographed violence at Texas State for Romeo and Juliet, Fool For Love, Norma's Rest, A Flea In Her Ear, A View From the Bridge, Evita, and Titus. He has choreographed at the Zach Theatre for Peter and the Starcatcher, One Man Two Governors, and was nominated for a B. Iden Payne Award for Best Fight Choreography. He has also been nominated for The History of King Lear at Hidden Room Theatre (This show has been invited to perform at the GlobeTheatre in London). Toby won a B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Fight Choreography for Rose Rage and for Fight Choreography for Coriolanus with Trinity Street Players. Toby was also nominated for the International Falstaff Award for Fight Choreography for his choreography in Hamlet with Austin Shakespeare Theatre. His other acting credits include several short films and a rather lengthy list of stage productions in Austin, Chicago, Colorado and many points in between, working with theatres, such as, Creed Repertory, Chicago Shakespeare, Stage Left Theatre, Looking Glass, Zach, Hidden Room, Penfold Theatre, and many more.