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Getting Out

by Marsha Norman

directed by

Robert Cicchini

Featuring members of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

After serving an eight year prison sentence, Arlene struggles to shed a life of violence and put her life back together. Getting Out is an inspirational story about second chances. Written by Pulitizer Prize winning playwright Marsha Norman.

Sundays at 7pm May 30 - June 26, 2010

With:

Dana Lyn Baron, Joe Bays, Brendan Brandt, John Copeland, Nick Denning, Floyd Lewis, Jr., Jim McCaffree, Courtney Munch, Elise Robertson, Bibi Tinsley, Alan Wells, Mona Lee Wylde

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CAST BIOS

Dana Lyn Baron Dana Lyn Baron

DANA LYN BARON Arlene

With Circus Theatricals: Macbeth, The Women (LA Times Critics’ Choice) THEATRE: Hurly Burly, Red Cross, Twelfth Night, 42nd Street, Singin’ in the Rain, Phantom,and others. TV: Criminal Minds, General Hospital, The Young & the Restless, FILM: David Zucker’s An American Carol, Paul Auster’s Lulu on the Bridge (with Harvey Keitel & Mira Sorvino), Rene Alberta’s Dream Date. VO: Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe (Sonya Blade), 24 Day Zero (Teri Bauer, opposite Kiefer Sutherland), World of Warcraft (Lady Liadrin), among others. Attended the La Jolla Playhouse Summer Conservatory (apprentice to Bill Irwin), British American Drama Academy, and has a BA in Mass Communications from UCLA. Through her LongStoryShort Productions, produced & starred in 3 films, including Ultraviolet, a short action film by award-winning director/writer, Paul Budnitz.

Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Joe Bays
Joe Bays

JOE BAYS Bennie

With Circus Theatricals: The Noble Sons of Popeye, Twelfth Night, The Adding Machine, Love & Sex over Dinner & Drinks (writer/director), The Circle. LA theatrical credits include Elegies for Angels, Punks & Raging Queen s at the Attic.  New York credits include Dispatches From Hell, Streamers and W.C. Fields - 100 Proof.  He was also in As You Like It at the Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Death of a Salesman and O. Henry’s Christmas at the Pittsburgh Public Theatre.  Film and TV credits include “That Championship Season”, “Mike Hammer”, “3rd Rock From the Sun”, “Even Stevens", "Without a Trace", “Office Space”, “Space Jam”, “Indecent Proposal”, " “Shopgirl” and "Spiderman - 3".  As a playwright: The Market, A Haunting Confession. Director: Lunch-o-lution.

Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

Brendan Brandt

Brendan Brandt

BRENDAN BRANDT Carl

Brendan is thrilled to finally be playing a part that so vividly mimics his real life. It's hard out here for a pimp, but he's been able to use this role to work through some stuff. Previous LA theater- Macbeth, 2009 and 2010 one-acts (with Circus), Miss Margarida's Way (Odyssey Theater), Twist (Avery Shreiber Th.) TV-"Close to Home", "Overkill:A Love Story" (web-w/ Tom Arnold) Film-"Tic" (w/ Lennie James). Brendan co-authored a book "Waiting Tables, Dodging Bullets" which was published in 2009. 

John Copeland

John Copeland

JOHN COPELAND

Nick Denning

Nick Denning

NICK DENNING Ronnie

Nick Denning hales from the island town of Shelter Island, NY. He is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in NYC. Off Broadway credits: Fools in Love & Tempest Tossed Fools (Shakespeare re-imagined for children) in rep at the Manhattan Ensemble Theater and a limited run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Played "Crow" in the final run of Sam Shepard's The Tooth of Crime at La MaMa's Annex Theater. Moved to Los Angeles the end of 2007, he has stared in pilots and festival awarded film projects. He is grateful to be a member of Circus Theatricals, where he is also playing "Rick" in (Three)Some Like it Hot (Festival of New One Act Plays / Evening A / Wednesdays.

Floyd Lewis Jr.

Floyd Lewis, Jr.

FLOYD LEWIS, JR.

 

Jim McCaffree

Jim McCaffree

JIM McCAFFREE

Courtney Munch

Courtney Munch

COURTNEY MUNCH

Elise Robertson

Elise Robertson

ELISE ROBERTSON Ruby

Elise recently played the title role of Doris in the indie feature “The Apocalypse According to Doris” and appeared on this season’s “FlashForward” and “Parenthood” among her many tv/film and stage credits. Also an Emmy and Cine-Golden Eagle award winning director, her TV/film credits include the feature film “Donner Pass” (currently in post-production), and “The Sensible Thing”, “King of the Bingo Game,” scenes from Ralph Ellison’s novel “Invisible Man” and several years as director on the children’s television show “Adventures with Kanga Roddy,” all for PBS. Stage directing credits with Circus Theatricals include The Women, which earned her a Garland Critic’s nomination for Best Director, the world premiere of Sister Cities by Colette Freedman, (which she also directed for the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe festival), Sam Shepard’s Seduced and many more.

She is an Associate Artist with Circus Theatricals where she also teaches Advanced Scene Study.

Bibi Tinsley

Bibi Tinsley

BIBI TINSLEY Mother

With Circus Theatricals: The Women, Taming of the Shrew. Theatre-reared in Chicago, Bibi worked with Element, Steppenwolf, and Frump Tucker.  Since moving to Los Angeles in ‘04, she has starred in productions with Alliance Repertory, The Ark, The Met, and Circus Theatricals. She has received stellar reviews from VARIETY, THE LA TIMES, BACKSTAGE WEST and the LA WEEKLY.  She is a proud member of Circus Theatrical’s Studio Ensemble. Films include: Baron Road, Almost Salinas, Number Two, and The Brooch. Bibi is thrilled to be acting AND directing this year at Circus. Thank you to everyone in this wonderful company!

Alan Wells

Alan Wells

ALAN WELLS Evans

Circus theatrical’s production of Getting Out marks Alan Wells’ third show with the company. A transplant from Ohio, Alan has begun making his mark in the theater world with the help of this fantastic company. Other credits include, Three Sisters, “Greek” for ABC Family, and the award winning short, "Blockhead". A big thanks to Mr. Fenton. Save the whales, again!

 

Mona Lee Wylde

Mona Lee Wylde

MONA LEE WYLDE AKA Lee Wylde Principal
Circus Theatricals Productions: Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, The War Between Virginia and Alabama. Odyssey Theatre: Mercy Warren’s Tea, The Oldest Profession, Fools in Love. Independent films: “Firsts”, “My Little Secret", “A Different Tune”. Feature films: “500 Days of Summer”, “Haunted Mansion”. Mona Lee is a graduate of New York’s American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Visit www.monaleewylde.com for more, also www.leewylde.com for photography. Enjoy.

PRODUCTION/CREW BIOS

Chelsea Povall

CHELSEA POVALL Costumes / Associate Producer


Chelsea first worked as a dresser and in the costume shop at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts on The King and I, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Oliver. As Costume Designer she costumed A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Batboy the Musical. She also is the host of the Knitting DVD “Teen Knit Cafe” Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.

 

Derrick McDaniel

Derrick McDaniel

DERRICK McDANIEL (Lighting Designer)

A few of Derrick’s lighting credits include, “The Godfather Workout” for the HBO comedy festival in Aspen, “Blood Brothers” at the Whitefire Theater, "Among The Thugs" at the Odyssey Theater, “Three Sisters” at the Odyssey for Circus Theatricals - and many others.

Derrick was recently nominated for a 2008 Ovation Award for lighting, for "The Shelter" at the Odyssey Theater and for “Lady” at the Road Theater. He has also was nominated for a 2008 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle award “On An Average Day” at the Elephant Lab. Thank you for supporting live theater. Enjoy!

Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin

JEANNINE WISNOSKY STEHLIN (producer / Circus Theatricals Manager Director/ sound design).

Jeannine has produced over 45 plays for Circus Theatricals, including Taming of the Shrew, Man.gov (LA/Off-Broadway) Harm's Way (LA/Off-Broadway/2008 Pen USA award), Twelfth Night, Sister Cities (world premiere), Misanthrope, Macbeth, Tartuffe , Cherry Orchard, Richard III, Hamlet, Scapin, The Job (LA/Off-Broadway).

As a sound designer, credits include the Circus Theatricals productions of Three Sisters, Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night and The Circle (LA Weekly “Best Sound Design” nomination.)

Also an actor, her stage credits include: Macbeth, Twelfth Night, The Job, Peer Gynt, Tartuffe (LA Weekly “Best Comedy Ensemble”), Misanthrope, Hippolytus, The Stronger, The Art of Success, Women and Wallace. Film/TV: “Watch It,” “ Rancho Cucamonga." "Romper Room."

Jeannine earned B.S. in Advertising from the University of Illinois, and an M.B.A. in Marketing from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Robert Cicchini

Robert Cicchini

ROBERT CICCHINI director

Robert Cicchini is an associate artist with Circus Theatricals and has been with the company since 1987. CT directing credits include: The Maids, The Lower Depths, Antigone, The Heiress, and many one-act plays including: Starsong, First to the Egg, and The Sauasage Eaters.

Among his numerous CT acting credits are: No Exit, Three Sisters, Tartuffe, Hedda Gabler, The Job (Garland award), Twelfth Night, Man.Gov.

Robert is a veteran of over twentyfive films including: "Dreamgirls", "War of the Worlds", "Primary Colors", "Path to War", "The Godfather III", and will star in the film "Waterwalk" this summer. He has appeared as a star, guest star or recurring character in over 50 television programs including: "24", "The Closer", "CSI", "Desperate Housewives", "Six Feet Under", "The Sopranos", "Mission of the Shark".

Robert is a graduate of Wayne State University and of the NYU Grad-acting program. He lives with his family in Culver City.

Jack Stehlin

Jack Stehlin

Jack STEHLIN (Artistic Director)

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