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Cast & Creative Team

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Kelsey Brennan

Kelsey Brennan, Laura
Kelsey returns to Milwaukee Rep where she was last seen in Trouble in Mind. During the summer season, Kelsey spends her time at American Players Theatre in Spring Green where she is part of the Core Company and was last seen as Dromio of Ephesus in The Comedy of Errors, Regan in King Lear, and the title role in Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice. Other credits include Pygmalion, The Life of Galileo, Travesties, The Importance of Being Earnest (Remy Bumppo Theatre), The Gospel According to James (Victory Gardens), Romeo and Juliet (First Folio), A Midsummer Night's Dream, Fallen Angels, The Gospel According to James (Indiana Repertory Theatre), and The Value of Names (Next Act Theatre). 

Brandon Dahlquist

Brandon Dahlquist, Jim
Brandon Dahlquist is thrilled to be a part of The Glass Menagerie at Milwaukee Rep! Broadway: Bronx Bombers. Regional: 1776 and A Little Night Music at American Conservatory Theater, 1776 at Asolo Rep, Frank Galati’s production of Twelve Angry Men at Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Dogfight and City of Angels at San Francisco Playhouse, Gateway Playhouse, Human Race Theatre, and Peninsula Players (Murder on the Nile, Sunday…George, and Lombardi). Chicago: Oh, Coward, A Little Night Music (Jefferson nomination Best Supporting Actor) and Arcadia at Writers Theatre; Cabaret at Drury Lane Oakbrook; Sunday…George and Assassins at Porchlight Music Theatre, and George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life at American Blues Theater. Television: “Chicago PD” (NBC) and “Difficult People” (Hulu).  Dahlquist is a graduate of The Second City Conservatory, a popular headshot photographer: www.brandondahlquistphotography.com 

Ryan Imhoff

Ryan Imhoff, Tom
Ryan is jazzed to make his Milwaukee Rep debut. Regional credits include work with American Players Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Windy City Playhouse, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, New Theatre, Human Race Theatre, New Swan, Little Theatre on the Square, Know Theatre and Theatre Out. TV/Film: “Chicago PD,” Wilt. Education: M.F.A., UC, Irvine; B.F.A., WSU. Love to his family and to Christine. This one's for Brian McKnight: a friend who drove me to the audition, a mentor who directed me in my first Williams play, and a fellow artist whose own Tom remains with me. 

Hollis Resnik

Hollis Resnik, Amanda
Hollis is pleased to return to The Rep having appeared in End Of The Rainbow, A Christmas Carol, Loves Labors Lost, Arcadia, and Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. She resides in Chicago, last seen at Court Theatre in One Man Two Guvs. Hollis has appeared regionally at Arena Stage, The Alliance in Atlanta, Long Wharf Theatre, Indiana Rep, Philadelphia Theatre Co., Arizona Rep, Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis, and Cleveland Playhouse. In Chicago she has been seen at The Goodman, Court Theatre, Northlight, Writers Theatre, and Chicago Shakespeare Theater. National tours include, Les Miz, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Sister Act. She is a recipient of the 2012 Lunt/Fontaine Fellowship at Ten Chimneys, has won a Helen Hayes award for Light In The Piazza, two Sarah Siddons Awards, and 12 Jeff Awards. She has sung at Ravinia, Lyric Opera, and for the CSO. She is also active in TV and is a proud member of AEA. 

Mark Clements

Mark Clements, Director
Mark began his tenure as Milwaukee Rep’s Artistic Director with the 2010/11 Season. He is an award-winning international theater director whose work has appeared in over 100 major theaters throughout Europe and the United States. For Milwaukee Rep: A Christmas Carol, Man of La Mancha, American Song, Of Mice and Men, Dreamgirls, Five Presidents, The Color Purple, The History of Invulnerability, End of the Rainbow, Ragtime, Clybourne Park, Assassins, Othello, Next to Normal, Death of a Salesman, Bombshells and Cabaret. For Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia: Oliver!, Born Yesterday, Great Expectations, Les Misérables (2008 Barrymore Award – Best Production of a Musical) and Of Mice and Men (2007 Barrymore Award – Best Director and Best Production of a Play).The Milliner (Off-Broadway, World Premiere), CSC, New York; My Fair Lady, Copenhagen; The Browning Version (Barclays/TMA Regional Theatre Award) at Derby Playhouse and Blunt Speaking (World Premiere), Chichester Festival Theatre U.K. and Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York. Other productions include: Speaking in Tongues (U.S. Premiere), Roundabout Theatre Company; Speaking in Tongues (European Premiere; Barclays/TMA Best Director Nomination), Hampstead Theatre, London; Creator/Director – Soul Train, West End (Olivier Award nomination), and three U.K. National Tours. U.K. National Tours of The Glass Menagerie, The Gingerbread Lady and Love & Marriage all for Bath Theatre Royal productions. Mark served as an Associate Artistic Director for Moving Theatre Company, the production company founded by Vanessa and Corin Redgrave. He has also been Associate Artistic Director for New End Theatre and New Players Theatre, both in London, Royal Theatre in Northampton, and Torch Theatre in Wales. Additionally, Mark served as Artistic Director of the award-winning Derby Playhouse in the U.K. from 1992 to 2002, where he directed over 40 productions. He currently serves on the National Advisory Board for the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program at Ten Chimneys.  

Philip Witcomb, Scenic Designer
Philip Witcomb is a British Set and Costume designer based in New York. After studying Theatre Design at Saint Martin's College of Art and Design and The Slade School of Fine Art in London, Philip started his design career at the acclaimed Citizens Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland. Over a twenty-year career, he has designed productions on both sides of the Atlantic spanning every scale and was also one of twelve finalists selected for The Linbury Prize, the United Kingdom's most prestigious award for stage design, culminating in an exhibition of his work at the Royal National Theatre in London. 

Rachel Laritz, Costume Design
Rachel is thrilled to be designing for The Rep for her 27th time including this season’s The Foreigner.  Her designs have previously been seen Off-Broadway at Pearl Theatre and regionally at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Steppenwolf First Look, American Players Theatre, Great Lakes Theatre, Idaho Shakespeare, Resident Ensemble Players, Northlight Theatre, Kansas City Rep, Writers, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre( Louisville), Illinois Shakespeare, Court, Florentine Opera, Next Act, Peninsula Players, Remy Bumppo, TimeLine Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber, Renaissance Theaterworks, Skylight Music Theatre, Arkansas Shakespeare, Children's Theater of  Madison, and University of Michigan. Other professional credits include NBC'S “Law & Order,” Chicago Opera Theater, and Garsington Opera.  Rachel is a recipient of a 2011 Emerging Artist Award from the University of Michigan and a 2009 Joseph Jefferson Award for Voysey Inheritancewww.rachellaritz.com 

Thomas C. HaseLighting Designer 
Thomas is a frequent collaborator at The Rep with dozens of productions to his credit. His body of work includes most of the regional theatre and opera companies in the United States including Santa Fe and Los Angeles Opera. In New York his work has been seen on Broadway, Off Broadway, New York City Opera and BAM Next Wave Festival.  He has designed throughout Europe, Asia and South America including: Bayerische Staatsoper, Helikon Theater in Moscow, Malmö Opera, The Barbican and Sadler’s Wells in London, Opera North, The Abbey Theater in Dublin, Riverdance, The Dutch and Columbian National Operas, Opéra de Marseille, Canadian Opera Company, The Luminato Festival, Singapore Arts Festival, and Tokyo Metro Arts Center. Mr. Hase is head of lighting and design for Cincinnati Opera for 21 years. More information is available at Haseltd.com

Joe Cerqua, Sound Designer
Joe is a freelance composer, producer, vocalist and sound designer.  He is thrilled to return to the Rep after composing music and sound for The Foreigner, Of Mice and Men, Good People and Venus in Fur. Recent projects include music and sound designs for The RainMaker at American Blues Theater, Dear Elizabeth at Milwaukee Chamber, The Time of Our Life at the Artistic Home, The Miracle Worker at the Clarence Brown Theatre, Silent Sky, The Flick, and Mr. Burns at Forward Theater, and Amelia at Renaissance Theaterworks. He has composed music and/or designed sound for over 200 productions in Chicago, nationally, and internationally. Other recent projects include original music and sound design for The Ideal Husband, The African Company Presents Richard the 3rd, Private Lives, Seascape, The Seagull, American Buffalo, Two Gentlemen from Verona and The Royal Family at American Players Theatre, Our Class at Remy Bumppo, Paradise Drag and Leap Year at Shakespeare and Co., American Buffalo at Kansas City Rep, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at IRT, Tom Jones and Sense and Sensibility at Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Repertory Theatre of St Louis and Northlight, and  El Nogalar at the Goodman Theatre. Steppenwolf credits include original music and sound for Homebody/Kabul, The Fall to Earth, Wedding Band, Royal Family, Uncle Vanya, David Copperfield, and Sideman. His scores and designs for Sideman, Homebody/Kabul, How I Learned to Drive, The Laramie Project, Broken Glass, and Master Class have all enjoyed national tours. Joe is the Producing Director/Composer in residence for the Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre, a critically acclaimed 13-piece jazz orchestra and 10-member dance company. He is the Director of Production for the Music Department at Columbia College Chicago. Future projects include concerts with Cerqua Rivera, original music and sound designs for The 4000 Miles and Outside Mullinger at Forward Theater. 

Jill Walmsley Zager, Dialect Coach
Jill has coached productions at regional theatres across the country and served as resident Voice and Dialect coach at Milwaukee Rep as well as the Co-Head of Voice and Dialects and the Company Coach at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Regionally, she has worked at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Drury Lane Water Tower, Arizona Theatre Company, Apple Tree Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, Utah Shakespeare Festival and Milwaukee Chamber Theatre. She has taught at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University. She earned her Master’s Degrees in Voice and Dialects from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (London) and Northwestern University.  Jill is currently the Resident Speech and Text coach at the Guthrie Theatre and Senior Lecturer for the BFA Acting Program at the University of Minnesota. 

Jamie Cheatham, Fight Director
Jamie Cheatham is a nationally recognized Fight Director and Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD).  He has been staging fights and falls at the Rep since 2013, working on such shows as Noises Off, End of the Rainbow, History of Invulnerability, Color Purple, Mousetrap, Terrible Things, Invisible Hand, Of Mice and Men and The Foreigner. His fight work includes such venues as NYC Opera, the Alley Theatre (TX), Actors Theatre of Louisville (KY), the Milwaukee Ballet, Chamber Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, Fireside Theatre, and the Illinois, Maryland, and New York (Delacorte) Shakespeare Festivals.  Jamie is also the head of acting at Marquette University. ​ 

JC Clementz, Casting Director
JC is the Casting Director at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Prior to leaving for Chicago, he spent five years at The Rep, most recently as Artistic Associate: Casting Director & Director of the Emerging Professional Residency.  In addition to casting over 25 productions at The Rep, JC directed this season’s I Love a Piano as well as The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith, The Doyle and Debbie Show, Forever Plaid, and five seasons of Rep Lab. JC traveled throughout Europe as the Assistant Stage Manager for New York Harlem Productions’ international tour of Porgy and Bess, and spent four summers working at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts in the mountains of Colorado. He holds an MFA in Directing from Western Illinois University. 

Frank Honts, Casting Director
Frank is honored to return to Milwaukee Rep in his first season as Casting Director and Director of the Emerging Professional Residency (EPR) program. Since spending the 2013/14 Season at The Rep as a directing EPR, Frank has worked at Utah Shakespeare Festival, Renaissance Theaterworks, The Goodman, A Contemporary Theatre (Seattle), and Paramount Theatre. Favorite directing credits include Hamlet and 9 Circles, and as a dramaturg, Frank has recently worked on West Side Story, Mr. Burns: a post-electric play, Amelia, and ten Shakespeare plays. Frank spent two seasons as Artistic Associate at Forward Theater Company in Madison, and he was the inaugural recipient of the Michael Flachmann Fellowship at Utah Shakespeare Festival. He is a proud graduate of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. 

Anne Jude, Stage Manager
Anne is thrilled to be back at The Rep for her third season.  Previous productions at the Rep include Man of La Mancha, Dreamgirls, The Devil’s Music, Fences, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Harvey. National Tours: Mary Poppins, Elf the Musical.  Regional Credits: Fulton Theatre, Maine State Music Theatre, Goodspeed Opera House, Walnut Street Theatre and First Stage Children’s Theater. Originally from Minnesota, Anne received her BFA in Arts Administration from Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI.  Proud AEA Member. So much love to Dad, Charlie, her amazing husband Joe, and her sweet baby boy, James. For Mom, Always.
 

Rebecca Lindsey, Assistant Stage Manager
Having started off her professional career with a Rep internship during the 2005/06 Season, Becca has been delighted to work on a variety of projects here since then, with favorites including this season’s brand new A Christmas Carol, Good People, An Iliad, and Next to Normal.  She spends her time away from Milwaukee as a Stage Manager and Core Tech company member at American Players Theatre, where she has enjoyed ten seasons. Recent favorite SM credits there include An Ideal Husband, King Lear, and The Doctor’s Dilemma

Victoria J. Morales, Stage Management Resident
Victoria is very excited to be joining Milwaukee Rep for the 2016/17 Season! A recent graduate of The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Victoria has a BA in theatre with a focus in stage management. She recently completed a season with the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival and a Southeastern tour of Tuxedo Junction with the Birmingham Children’s Theatre. Some of her favorite theatre credits include: SFB, In the Next Room and Peter and the Starcatcher. Victoria would like to thank her friends and family for their constant support and the cast and staff for their amazing work and constant collaboration. 

Daniella Wheelock, Assistant Director
Daniella is originally from San Diego, California, and recently graduated magna cum laude from the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University with a degree in Directing. She has a passion for new works and theatre that promotes social discourse. Favorite directing credits include: Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, Mauritius, and original and devised works. Daniella is excited to move to Milwaukee, and thrilled to be a part of The Rep’s season! 

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