Directed by Lara Mielcarek

Stage Managed by Whitney Miller

Costume Design by Katie Simón Atkinson & Jill Kenderes

Lighting Design by Brad Hughes

Set and Sound Design by Patrick Ciamacco

 

 

 

CAST/STAFF


Chris D’Amico (Serge) is delighted to return to Blank Canvas Theatre, having played omega male George Aaronow in Glengarry Glen Ross here a few years ago, and later beta male Anthony Reilly in Outside Mullingar at Clague Playhouse.  He is happy to play beta-plus/alpha-minus male Serge for you tonight, as he continues his climb up the Greek alphabet.  Chris spent the best part of a decade performing in Flanagan’s Wake. both in the original Cleveland production and in Chicago.  Other favorite shows include Guys and Dolls (Nathan Detroit), The Real Thing (Henry), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Azdak), and a show which for various theo-political reasons is not likely to be seen again in a long time, Kismet (The Poet).  He has directed productions of Oedipus the KingCloud NineTrue West, Vaclav Havel’s The MemorandumA Funny Thing… Forum and True West, among others. He also founded Clockworks Comedy Theater in Washington D.C. and guided them through three original revues.  …Carol, we hardly knew ye…

 

Brian Pedaci (Marc) is proud to be making his Blank Canvas Theatre debut.  Recent area appearances include Tartuffe (Tartuffe) at Western Reserve Playhouse; Waiting For Godot (Pozzo), An Act of God (Gabriel), and the upcoming King Lear (Albany) at Beck Center for the Arts; and at Cleveland Public Theatre in The Loush Sisters Get Hard For The Holidays (Krampus), Spirits To Enforce(Wayne/The Untangler), and There Is A Happiness That Morning Is (Bernard).  Brian has served as Managing Director for the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival, where he appeared in Othello (Iago), Antony and Cleopatra (Marc Antony), and Henry VIII (Henry), among others.

 

 

 

Michael N Herzog (Yvan) was first seen here at Blank Canvas Theatre when he portrayed Martini in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.  Mike is currently a regular improviser with Something Dada and has been a member of their cast for 20 years.  He has performed in over 1,800 corporate shows/events across Northeast Ohio with Stern Advertising, appeared in various movies and television shows, and once saw Don King in an airport. MJM. 

 

 

 

Katie Simón Atkinson (Costume Design) is excited to be back at Blank Canvas Theatre! Her most recent costuming credits (with her lovely co-costumer, Jill) include Suds: The Rocking 60’s Musical Soap Opera (Clague Playhouse),The Elephant Man (French Creek Theatre), and Dividing the Estate and James and The Giant Peach (both at Broadview Heights Spotlights).  Their work was also seen in all three Factory Series shows last year here at BCT.  Her most recent onstage credits include Venus In Fur (Vanda) and As You Like It (Rosalind).  Thanks to Patrick for the warm welcome and to Jill for the incredible teamwork.  Love to Joe and John.

 

Brad Hughes (Light Design) is ecstatic to be involved with Blank Canvas and the Cleveland theater community. His light design credits include assistant light design for Kiss of the Spider Woman (Blank Canvas Theater), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and Chicago (both at The Case Footlighters). Thanks to Patrick and Whitney for bringing me back into the theater scene and for helping me find the long-missing puzzle piece of my heart, live theater.

 

 

Jill Kenderes (Costume Design) is happy to return to Blank Canvas Theatre this season after costuming the Factory Series shows last season, as well as Cannibal! The Musical.  Her previous design work has included shows for Broadview Heights Spotlights and French Creek Theatre.  She is also a performer who has appeared on various stages in the area.  Thanks to Joe, Anthony, and Samantha for their love and support.

 

 

 

 

Lara Mielcarek (Director) is grateful to be back at Blank Canvas Theatre! Last year she directed the Factory Series premiere of The Way I Danced With You.  Other directing credits include She Kills Monsters, All in the Timing, and Almost, Maine (CSU), and The Odyssey (Dobama Emerging Actors Program).  A budding director, Lara is better known for her work on stage and has won the Cleveland Critics' Circle best actress award for work at Dobama and Ensemble Theatres.  She holds her M. F. A. from Penn State and is a proud member of Actors' Equity.  Loads of thanks go to Patrick, this incredible cast, and her brilliant husband, Michael. 

 

Whitney Miller (Stage Manager) is thrilled to return as stage manager after working on Kiss of the Spider Woman.  Some of her favorite past shows include Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Stage Manager), Dogfight (Stage Manager), Songs for a New World (Stage Manager), The Last Five Years (Lighting Designer), and Avenue Q (Stage Manager).  Whitney attended Case Western Reserve University for chemical engineering, but spent most of her time with the CWRU Footlighters.  She would like to thank her cat for being patient and understanding with her busy schedule.  Here's to many more!