Announcing our 2020-2021 Season!
Theatre & Film UAF is pleased to announce our Fall ONLINE Mainstage production, She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms, by Qui Nguyen, directed by Theatre & Film UAF Guest Director Tom Robenolt. She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com/
The production will be presented online
Friday, December 4
Saturday, December 5
Friday, December 11
Saturday, December 12
TICKETS: (Viewing links will be sent to the email address provided. Viewing details at below
$10 per viewing link
Purchase your viewing link HERE
This play is rated PG-13. for Strong Language & Mild Adult Themes
Narrator - Flyn Ludington
Tilly Evans - Emily Ross
Agnes Evans - Josie Adasiak
Chuck - Luke Williams
Vera - Paloma Polanco
Miles - Jared Olin
Kaliope/Kelly - Melissa Buchta
Lilith/lilly - Melia Hackney
Orcus/ronnie - Charles Wolgemuth
The Great Mage Steve - Zachary Mason
Farrah the Fairy - Flyn Ludington
Evil Tina - Miranda Reynolds
Evil Gabbi - Sarah Wallace
PRODUCTION TEAM :
Director - Tom Robenolt
Producer/ Casting Associate: Carrie Baker
Scenographer - Kade Mendelowitz
Costume Designer - Amanda Casterline
Props Designer - Adam Gillette
Sound Designer - Flyn Ludington
Animation & Visual Effects Designer - Kade Mendelowitz
Video Editor - Kade Mendelowitz
Assistant Video Editor - Mahala Gale
Video Associate - Maya Salganek
Stage Manager - Mike Kampen
Assistant Stage Managers - Steven Anderson, Jared Olin
Scene Shop Manager - Adam Gillette
Costume Shop Manager- Stephanie Rivet
THE STORY: “She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.” (concordtheatricals.com)
Tom Robenolt is the Artistic Associate at Perseverance Theatre (PT) in Juneau, Alaska. Along with his duties as Artistic Associate, he is the Director of Education and Casting for the theatre. While at PT, Tom has directed Mainstage shows including Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England, Othello, the Juneau production of NNPN’s rolling world premiere of Not Medea, and PT’s annual production of A Christmas Carol. Tom has acted in six Mainstage shows at PT, Treasure Island, the world premiere of Rush at Everlasting, A Christmas Carol, To Kill A Mockingbird, Treadwell Gold and The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity. For the Education department, Tom has directed three productions as well as supervised all of the theatre’s Education programs. Before his time as Artistic Associate, he served as the theatre’s Box Office Manager and Marketing Associate, as well as other administrative duties assigned by the Artistic Director. Prior to PT, Tom served as the Education Director and Artistic Associate for Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre (FST). While at FST, he directed The Tempest, Of Mice and Men, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, Campaign The Spectacle, Lear Khehkwaii (tour), Verdi and the Bard (co-produced with Opera Fairbanks), As You Like It, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (tour). Of these productions, the highlights for Tom was directing and co-conceiving with friend and artist Allan Hayton, two Alaska Native inspired Shakespeare productions, Lear Khehkwaii (King Lear) and Ch’eet’eegwiniindkan Haa Ch’ijak Iltsaii (A Midsummer Night’s Dream). These productions served as language revitalization projects. Lear Khehkwaii was translated into Gwich’in, an Alaska Native language spoken in Alaska and Canada, while Ch’eet’eegwiniindkan Haa Ch’ijak Iltsaii (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), was translated into Gwich’in, Tlingit and Yupik languages. Both of these productions toured to remote villages across the state made possible by NEA’s Shakespeare in American Communities grant. Prior to his work in Alaska, Tom acted and directed in Texas, Oklahoma, North Carolina, New York City and New Jersey.
Information from ShowTix4U.com about streaming:
Pride and Prejudice based on the novel by Jane Austen
Theatre UAF presents Pride and Prejudice by Kate Hamill based on the novel by Jane Austen, directed by Rebecca George.
March 25 - April 4
TICKETS: (if purchased ahead of time online)
$10 per viewing link
This play is rated PG
Elizabeth “Lizzy” Bennet - Sarah Williams
Fitzwilliam Darcy -Luke Williams
Jane Bennet - Riley von Borstel
Mary Bennet - Jared Olin
Lydia Bennet - Isabelle Nygren
Mr. Bennet - Michael Shaeffer
Mrs. Bennet - Paloma Polanco
Charles Bingley - Jared Olin
Caroline Bingley - Jessica Reed
Charlotte Lucas - Kellie Bernstein
Mr. Collins - Steven Anderson
George Wickham - Charles Wolgemuth
Lady Catherine DeBourgh - Siri Tuttle
Anne DeBourgh - Isabella Nygren
Ensemble - Jenna Drydoppel, Mitchell Hedrick, Joey Maloney
PRODUCTION TEAM :
Director - Rebecca George
Set/Lighting Design - Kade Mendelowitz
Costume Design - Amanda Casterline
Sound Design - Cody Peters
Dialect Coach & Production/ Casting Associate - Carrie Baker
Stage Manager - Brittany Bowling
Assistant Stage Managers - Jenna Dreydoppel, Joey Maloney
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
“This isn’t your grandmother’s Austen! Bold, surprising, boisterous, and timely, this P&P for a new era explores the absurdities and thrills of finding your perfect (or imperfect) match in life. The outspoken Lizzy Bennet is determined to never marry, despite mounting pressure from society. But can she resist love, especially when that vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aggravating Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn?! Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life than it does in this effervescent adaptation. Because what turns us into greater fools…than the high-stakes game of love?”
Dramatists Play Service
Rebecca George recently directed Macbeth for Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre. Other directing credits include Opera Fairbanks’ Trouble in Tahiti, Rumpelstiltskin, Pizza Con Funghi and Verdi and the Bard, Theatre UAF’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Winter Bear Project, Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre’s Misalliance, and Hyperion Theatre Company’s Manahattanpotamia, NEM and The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) at Gotham Comedy Club, NYC. Rebecca has performed with Perseverance Theatre, Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, Hyperion Theatre Company, Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, Vermont Stage Company, and The Clarence Brown Theatre. Rebecca has an MFA in performance from the University of Tennessee and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association.
THE DESIGNERS & ACTORS:
The cast and crew is a talented mix of students, faculty, alumni, and community members. Leading the cast as Lizzy Bennet is Sarah Williams (Insert quote here). The ever present Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy is played by Luke Williams (Insert quote here). The rest of the Bennet Family is Paloma Polanco as Mrs. Bennet and Michael Shaeffer as Mr. Bennet. Lizzy’s sisters are Riley von Borstel as Jane, Isabella Nygren as Lydia, and Jared Olin as Mary. Jared Olin also plays the role of the ever-loving Mr. Charles Bingley, alongside Jessica Reed as his sister Caroline Bingley. The calm and practical Charlotte Lucas is played by Theatre UAF Alumni Kellie Berntein. Film and Performance Arts majors Isabella Nygren (Anne DeBourgh and Lydia Bennet), Steven Anderson (Mr. Collins), and Charles Wolgemuth (Mr. George Wickham) make their main stage debuts. UAF Linguistics Professor Siri Tuttle rounds out the cast as the mighty Lady Catherine DeBourgh of Rosings Park.
The design team consists of Film and Performance Arts major Cody Peters as the Sound Designer. "The process of designing the sound for the show continues to be fun, exciting, and fulfilling as I discover new ways to use sound to draw in the audience deeper into the world of Pride and Prejudice along with enhancing the wonderful talents of the actors and all the people behind the scenes who help to make an amazing show.". Theatre UAF Alum and Staff member Amanda Casterline is designing the costumes and Professor Kade Mendelowitz is designing the set and lights.
- This play is rated PG.
- The show runs for 2 hours and 15 minutes.
- Viewable ONDEMAND via ShowTix4u.com link and password available upon ticket purchase
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- Please note: tickets held at “will call”, even if paid for, will be released for resale 10 minutes prior to curtain/showtime.
- Unclaimed seats (if you have your tickets, but aren’t at the theatre) 5 minutes prior to curtain may also be resold. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to performances so that we may start on time.