Directed by Alison Garrigan

Music Direction by Bradley Wyner

Assistant Direction by Jonathan Kronenberger

Stage Managed by Whitney Miller

Lighting Design by Jeff Lockshine

Projection Design by Patrick Ciamacco

Animations and Drawings by Noah Hrbek

Sound Operation by Anthony Newman

 

 

 

 

CAST/STAFF

 

 

Noah Hrbek (Krzyzhtof /Guitar)  is psyched to be a part of Hedwig’s band!  He was last seen on the Blank Canvas Theatre stage in The Rocky Horror Show (phantom) last October.  Most recently, Noah created the scenic painting for Sideshow and the scenic painting and Pirelli banners for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, as well as helping with blood effects.  He is thrilled to playing alongside this incredible group of people and ready to put his rugged rock face on for you all.  Cieszyć się!

 

 

 

Richard Kline (Schlatko /Drums) has been performing (as David Bowie) since 2003 with his tribute act Diamond Dogs – The Sound & Vision of David Bowie.  The act not only plays Bowie’s music, but also brings the image and electricity of the artist to the stage.  As a multi-instrumentalist, Richard has performed in numerous musical acts over the past three decades.  He has multiple stage credits for performing in musical theater in several productions of Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas, Pilot, Herod, Priest, Apostle, Jesus understudy), The Rocky Horror Show (Riff-Raff, Phantom), The Who’s TOMMY (Hawker), and Hair (Tribe).

 

Zach Palumbo (Jacek /Bass) is thrilled to be working at Blank Canvas Theatre for the first time on one of his all-time favorite shows!  He is a recent graduate of Case Western Reserve University, where some of his favorite credits included The 25th Annual...Spelling Bee (Leaf Coneybear), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Francis Flute), and High Fidelity (Dick) on the Eldred mainstage; Spring Awakening (Moritz Stiefel) and Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour Krelborn) with the CWRU Footlighters; and Stupid F***ing Bird (Trigorin) and Macbeth (Banquo/Porter) with the Players' Theatre Group.  Since graduating, he has appeared in Children of Eden (Snake/Storyteller) at French Creek Theatre, Dogfight (Bernstein) at Western Reserve Playhouse, and as the musician for Bipolar Mixtape at Cleveland Public Theatre's Entry Point festival.  He'd like to thank his incredible family and friends.  Special thanks to Brad, one of his first musical directors, for trusting him to make up the last few millimeters of this Angry Inch.

 

Devon Turchan (Hedwig) is a Cleveland-based performer returning to Blank Canvas Theatre after appearing in Cabaret as the Emcee.  Other recent theatre credits include Show Boat (Gaylord Ravenal) and Hair (Claude), both at Near West Theatre, Great Lakes Theater’s 2016 outreach tour, The Secret Adversary (Tommy), Cleveland Opera Theatre’s A Streetcar Named Desire (Newsboy), and he has been a part of the Talespinner Children’s Theatre acting company since 2015.  He directed both Carrie: The Musical and Beauty and the Beast last year at Near West Theatre.  He earned a B.S. in Journalism from the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism and works as the Director of Marketing and Development at Talespinner Children’s Theatre.

 

 

Claire Twigg (Yitzhak) is thrilled to be making her Blank Canvas Theatre debut in Hedwig!  Claire is a junior B.F.A. Musical Theatre student at Kent State University, where she most recently appeared in All Shook Up! (Ensemble/ U/s Natalie).  Other favorite credits include Carrie: The Musical (Norma), Godspell (“By My Side” Soloist), and The 25th Annual... Spelling Bee (Olive Ostrovsky).  Claire, an Akron native, would like to thank her friends and family for their love and support, as well as her girlfriend, for the many, many Taco Bell dates! She also thanks the rest of the cast, crew, band, and all the other strange rock and rollers for telling this story with her.  Light Will Guide You Home.

 

 

 

Bradley Wyner (Skszp /Keyboard /Music Director) previously served as music director for The Rocky Horror Show and Hair at Blank Canvas, as well as assistant music director for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.  Other musical direction adventures include Titus: A Grand and Gory Rock Musical, The Rocky Horror Show, and Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play at Cleveland Public Theatre; Bunnicula and Mambo Italiano at The Cleveland Play House; Gutenberg! The Musical! at Dobama; and Cabaret at Kalliope Stage. As a singer/rock pianist, Brad spent a year in New York performing with Piano Loco: The Rock’n’Roll Dueling Piano Show, and currently plays keyboards for Diamond Dogs -- The Sound & Vision of David Bowie. Teaching music and arts for diverse groups has led to a second career as a dual diagnosis specialist for people with autism, mental health issues, and developmental disabilities. Hedwig and the Angry Inch has been a big item on Brad’s bucket list since the 90’s, and working on this production has been thrilling. Much appreciation to Pat for the Canvas, to the Inch for saying yes, to Ali and the entire team for the sense of adventure and collaboration, and to Troy for the husbanding.

 

Alison Garrigan (Director/Costume Design) Ali's work has been seen on most stages in the Cleveland area, as a director, singer, actor, designer, and writer/lyricist.  She is excited to be making her debut at Blank Canvas with Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Elsewhere, she has directed for such theatres as Cleveland Public Theatre, Bad Epitaph Theater, and Talespinner Children’s Theatre (of which she is Founder and Executive Artistic Director), to name a few.  As an actor, Ali has most recently been seen in such productions as Titus: A Grand and Gory Rock Musical (Lyricist/Tamora) at CPT, Medea at Six (Janet) at Ensemble Theatre, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Mrs. Lovett) at Lakeland Theatre.  Ali returns to Hedwig  and the Angry Inch for the fourth time with this production: previously, she has played both Yitzhak and Hedwig,  designed the costumes, and directed the show,  variously at CPT and in an acclaimed independent production at the Hi-Fi. In years past, audiences saw Ali as the front woman for Gothic/Industrial band, Q Up.

 

Whitney Miller (Stage Manager) is thrilled to be joining Blank Canvas Theatre a second time for this remarkable production.  Whitney recently moved into the Stage Manager role after spending the majority of her theatre career in lighting and sound design.  Some of her favorite past shows include Dogfight (Stage Manager), Forbidden Broadway (Stage Manager), Songs for a New World (Stage Manager), The Last Five Years (Lighting Designer), and Avenue Q (Lighting Designer).  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!