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SAFE - May 3 - July 26! 2008      New Dates: Fri/Sat Jul 18, 19, 25, 26



World Premiere!

In "Safe," a possible terrorist attack traps wealthy Americans in an underground luxury bunker 300 feet below the earth's surface. As time goes on, survival depends on whether they are being saved, or being kept prisoners by the people hired to protect them. Safe is set in the immediate future.

written by Chuck Rose
directed by Kappy Kilburn
produced by Jack Stehlin and Jeannine W. Stehlin

The SAFE cast includes Circus Theatricals members Kent George, Tom Groenwald, Ronald Hunter, Jordan Lund, Cameron Meyer, and Jade Sealey, and guest artists Steve Coombs, and John Kassir..

set/costumes/props: Kitty Rose
lights: Derrick McDaniel
stage manager: Jamie Virotsko

Tuesday June 10, 8pm
Tuesday June 17, 8pm,
Friday June 27, 8pm
Saturday June 28, 8pm

Friday July 18, 8pm,
Saturday July 19, 8pm
Friday July 25, 8pm
Saturday July 26, 8pm


Cast Bios

Steve Coombs

Steve Coombs


STEVE COOMBS Billy Winfield

A Carnegie Mellon University Graduate, Recent LA theater credits include Stanton in Matter of Honor at the Pasadena Playhouse, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet at A Noise Within, Dorian Gray in A Portrait of Dorian Gray at The Theatre @ Boston Court and Louis XIV in Power at Theatre Banshee.  He has appeared on "Guiding Light," "The Bold and Beautiful," "Kojak" and in a myriad of independent films - his most recent "The Deafening Silence of a Very Bright Light".


Kent George

Kent George

KENT GEORGE Jeremy Gosling alt.

Circus Theatricals: The Misanthrope, The Circle, Antigone, Tartuffe (Circus Theatricals/Odyssey Theatre), Loose Ends, As You Like It.

Other Theatre: The Big Funk (Odyssey), Freedom Rider(PALEF Foundation world premiere musical), The Miracle Worker, Mame and Little Shop of Horrors (SRT), The Marriage Proposal and Baby with the Bathwater (Exit Theater, SF), Macbeth (Diego Rivera Theater, SF), Cyrano de Bergerac,Barbarians, Beggar’s Opera, Candida, Mikado and Hot l Baltimore (ACT and ACT Studio). Feature films include: "Gods and Monsters," "The Relic," "Art House" and "In Love with You." Television: "Murder in Small Town X" (series regular), "Alias," Passions." Kent is a graduate of American Conservatory Theater and Princeton University.

Tom Groenwald

Tom Groenwald


With Circus Theatricals: Frankie in Moon Man (Circus Theatricals Festival of New One Act Plays). Other stage credits include: The Big Ever After, Cenci (ARK Theatre Co). In Chicago: Damage Control (Noble Fool), MacBett (Greasy Joan Theatre), Private Eyes, The Secret Rapture (Element Theatre), and more. TV/Film: "Early Edition," "Lady Blue," "Heavens Fall," "Almost Salinas" and "Beyond the Pale." He is a member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.




Ronald Hunter

Ronald Hunter

RONALD HUNTER Norman Biederman

With Circus Theatricals: Dad in Saver.


Ronald Hunter has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway and spent many seasons with various regional theatres on all three coasts. He received an MFA degree from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.




John Kassir

John Kassir



John Kassir's most recent stage credits include the world premiere of The Glorious Ones at Lincoln Center.   Off-Broadway credits include:: Reefer Madness (Winner Ovation / Garland awards), Three Guys Naked From The Waist Down (Drama Desk / Outer Critics Circle award nominations), Ionesco's Variations... (World Premiere). TV/Film credits include: The Crypt Keeper in  "Tales from the Crypt", Zagreb in "HBO's 1st & Ten", Gar on  "Star Trek Voyager", The Atom  on "Justice League", Shemp in  "The Three Stooges Movie",  Ralph on "Reefer Madness The Movie" As a standup comedian, John was the  Star Search $100,000.00 Comedy Champ, and has opened for headline acts such as Lou Rawls, Rodney Dangerfield,  and The Temptations. As a voiceover artist, his cartoon voice work includes Pocahontas, Tiny Toons, and The Simpsons, among many others.


Jordan Lund

Jordan Lund


For Circus Theatricals: Twelfth Night, The Adding Machine, Weedwacker, Man.Gov, As You Like It, The Cherry Orchard, Tartuffe, First To The Egg, Bender, The Sanest Men in America, The Cherry Orchard, and Tartuffe.


Broadway: Romeo & Juliet, As You Like It, Macbeth (dir. by Estelle Parsons, Belasco NYSF). Off-Broadway: The Golem, Twelfth Night, King John (Delacorte NYSF). Other NY: The Kitchen, LaMama, INTAR, Ohio Space. LA: Romeo & Juliet (dir. by Sir Peter Hall, Ahmanson). Regional: Scapin (dir. by Bartlett Sher, Portland Stage), Scaramouche (dir. by BH Barry, TheatreVirginia), On The Waterfront (Cleveland PlayHouse), What the Butler Saw, (Great Lakes Theatre Festival). Over 75 Film/TV: "The American President," "Doc Hollywood," "Speed," "Lockup," "Lonesome Dove," "The Stand," "NYPD Blue," "Law And Order," "Star Trek."  Jordan received his training at Carnegie-Mellon University. Circus Theatricals Associate Artist. lbrsm



Cameron Meyer

Cameron Meyer




With Circus Theatricals: Janet in Joey (Circus Theatricals Festival of New One Act Plays).


Theatre credits include: Cold/Tender (Theatre at Boston Court, directed by Jessica Kubzansky), Six Characters In Search Of an Author (Off-Broadway), Sounds from a Converted Garage (The Groundlings), Italian-American Reconciliation (Zephyr Theater), Crime Scene (Sacred Fools Co.). Television: "Monk," "Veronica Mars," "Day Break," "As The World Turns," "All My Children." Sketch comedy: "Sands of Passion" ( - directed by Jerry Zucker), and weekly performances at The Laugh Factory, The Friars Club of Beverly Hills, and Improv Olympic West. Training: Yale, Wynn Handman Studio. Member of the Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.




Jade Sealey

JADE SEALEY Shannon Gosling

Circus Theatricals credits include: Laura G. in, Viola in Twelfth Night, Marian Almond in The Heiress, Weedwacker, the title role in Iphigenia in Aulis, Sister Cities, Coffee to Go (The Circus Theatricals 7th Annual Festival of New One Act Plays), The Circle, Deconstructing the Torah.

Jade Sealey’s other stage credits include the roles of Cavale in Sam Sheperd’s Cowboy Mouth, Indra’s daughter in Strindberg’s A Dream Play, Katherina in The Taming of the Shrew, The Princess of France in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Constanze in Amadeus, Mary in Green Eyes Dreaming.

Jade received her BA and went to graduate school in Theatre Arts at UCSC where she did two seasons with Shakespeare Santa Cruz.

Member: Circus Theatricals Studio Ensemble.


Production Bios  

Derrick McDaniel

Derrick McDaniel

With Circus Theatricals:, Harm's Way, Twelfth Night, Complexity, Greensward The Misanthrope and Iphigenia in Aulis. Derrick began his acting apprenticeship in 1990 at Theater East in Studio City, CA. This is where he honed the craft of stage lighting. A few of his lighting credits include “The Godfather Workout” for the HBO comedy festival in Aspen; “The Quiet Room” at the Whitefire Theater, “Worse Than Murder” at the Ventura Court Theater, and “Eubie Weller” at the Stella Adler Theater; “Among The Thugs” at the Odyssey Theater- and many others. Derrick was nominated for a 2004 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle award for lighting, in “Among The Thugs”, as well as, a 2005 ADA lighting nomination. He has earned critical acclaim, many times over, for his designs. Derrick would like to thank you for your support of live theater. Enjoy.


Jamie Virostko



Safe marks Jamie’s first time working with Circus Theatricals. Her original play, The Outskirts of Paradise, received its LA world premiere at the Met Theatre last summer. As a monologue artist, she has performed her work in London, Santa Fe and Chicago.

Chuck Rose

Chuck Rose

CHUCK ROSE Playwright


An award-winning filmmaker and prolific playwright, Mr. Rose's writing/directing credits include the film Side Effects, starring Arye Gross, premiering this spring at the Breckenridge Film Festival; the feature Come As You Are, starring James Russo;The Elevator (Best Short Film - Denver, St. Louis.  Official Selection - Toronto, AFI, Fort Lauderdale).  Other screenplays include Nervous Rex for the Samuel Goldwyn Company, Steps, currently in development at Endgame Entertainment, and Almost Dangerous at Mandalay Films.    Produced plays include Eye to Eye (American Globe Theatre, NYC), the critically acclaimed, Weekend In Goshen (Theatre Geo, Los Angeles), Opening Ethyl (West CoastEnsemble, Los Angeles), Tryst and Shout (Circus Theatricals at the Hudson Theatre, Los Angeles) and Looking For Lois (Finalist - Actors Theatre of Louisville's National One-Act Play Contest).


Kappy Kilburn

Kappy Kilburn



Kappy Kilburn is Associate Director of Artistic Development at Pasadena Playhouse.  Her directing credits include: Work, Hindsight, Relativity (Hothouse at Pasadena Playhouse), Three Hotels (Freemont Center Theatre), Watching War/Wanting Peace, Romancing Stereotypes (LATC), Fast and Furious at Sacred Fools, 2007 ABC Diversity Showcase, All My Sons for Directors Lab West. She has worked in NY (Broadway, Off-Broadway), LA, Florida, Missouri and Georgia.  Kappy has assisted renowned directors such as David Esbjornson, Frank Galatti, Gordon Davidson, Lynne Meadow, Sir Peter Hall, and David Ira Goldstein.  She co-founded and is on the Steering Committee for Directors Lab West, and an alumna of Lincoln Center Theater's Directors Lab.


Jeannine Stehlin

JEANNINE STEHLIN (Managing Director)

Produced over 40 plays for Circus Theatricals, including, Harm's Way, Twelfth Night, Sister Cities, Greensward, Complexity, phigenia in Aulis, The Misanthrope, Macbeth, Tartuffe, The Cherry Orchard, Richard III, Hamlet and The Cheats of Scapin, (Odyssey Theatre/Circus Theatricals co-productions) The Circle and the award-winning The Job by Shem Bitterman (LA and Off-Broadway). Sound design credits include Circus Theatricals 7th Annual Festival of One Act Plays (now playing), and The Circle (LA Weekly "Best Sound Design" nomination).

Her long list of acting credits include Macbeth, Twelfth Night, The Job, Peer Gynt, Tartuffe, The Misanthrope, Hippolytus, The Stronger, The Art of Success, Women and Wallace and the films, “Watch It,” and “Rancho Cucamonga." Jeannine made her television debut as a child on the popular children's program, "Romper Room" in Pittsburgh.

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


Jack Stehlin

JACK STEHLIN (Artistic Director)

Jack founded Circus Theatricals in New York in 1983, and has produced over 40 plays in NYC and Los Angeles. An award-winning actor, Jack has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional theatre, and stages around the world. Jack is an alumnus of John Houseman's The Acting Company and a graduate of the Juilliard School. Most recently, he as seen on stage in the Circus Theatricals production of Complexity, and the Los Angeles premiere of Salome with Al Pacino, directed by Estelle Parsons.

As an actor, his Circus Theatricals productions include The Misanthrope, The Circle , Macbeth, Hamlet, Richard III, Tartuffe, True West, The Cheats of Scapin, The Job.

Other Los Angeles Theatre:Speed-the-Plow (Los Angeles premiere), and Habitation of Dragons (Zephyr). His extensive notable New York credits include Richard II (dir. Steven Berkoff), Henry V (w/Kevin Kline), Casanova (w/ Ethan Hawke, dir. by Michael Greif), Henry IV, I (w/Mandy Patinkin, dir by Des McAnuff), Julius Caesar (w/ Al Pacino and Martin Sheen),Timon of Athens (dir. by Brian Kulick), Richard Foreman’s Don Juan, and Romeo and Juliet (dir. by Les Waters).

TV and film credits include the film "Salomaybe?" (with Al Pacino) and guest star roles on "Without a Trace," "Monk," "JAG," (recurring), "Buffy" (recurring ), "NCIS," "Judging Amy," "The Practice," "Crossing Jordan," "NYPD Blue," "ER."

This summer, Jack returns as DEA Captain Roy Till on the Showtime series "Weeds."




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