Category Archives: Productions

Seminar

Seminar poster
Seminar Poster

a comedy by Theresa Rebeck
directed by Tom Robenolt
March 25 – April 10, 2022

The Cast:
Douglas-Kris Luddington
Kate-Sarah Williams
Izzy-Charlotte Gray
Martin-Charles Wolgemuth
Leonard-Bruce Hanson
ASM/Female understudy-Isabelle Nygren
ASM/Male understudy-August Cooper
Production Team:
Director – Tom Robenolt
Set & Lighting Design – Kade Mendelowitz
Costume Design – Stephanie Rivet
Sound Design – Adam Gillette
Props & Scene Shop Manager – Adam Gillette
Stage Manager – Steven Anderson
Producer – Kade Mendelowitz
Associate Producer & Casting Director – Carrie Baker
Box Office & Marketing – Tom Robenolt
Seminar review from the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
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Download the Playbill/Program here. 1.25mb pdf.

The Misanthrope production poster

The Misanthrope

Adapted by Timothy Mooney – Based on the play by Molière – Directed by Michael Shaeffer.

November 12-21, 2021

The Cast:
Alceste-Kris Luddington
Philinte-David Salado
Celimene-Riley Von Borstel
Eliante-Theresa Sherron
Arsinoe-Rachel Blackwell
Oronte-Eugene Cole
Clitandre-Sarah Williams
Acaste-Paloma Polanco
DuBois/Basque-Isabelle Nygren
The Guard-August Cooper
Production Team
Director – Michael Shaeffer
Set Design & Scene Shop Manager – Adam Gillette
Costume Design & Costume Shop Manager – Stephanie Rivet
Lighting Design – Kade Mendelowitz
Sound Design – Michael Shaeffer
Producer – Kade Mendelowitz
Stage Manager – Valeria Zamora

Pride & Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice production poster
CAST:PRODUCTION TEAM :
Elizabeth “Lizzy” Bennet –  Isabelle Nygren
Fitzwilliam Darcy -Luke Williams
Jane Bennet – Riley von Borstel
Mary Bennet – Jared Olin
Lydia Bennet – Jessica Reed
Mr. Bennet – Michael Shaeffer
Mrs. Bennet – Paloma Polanco
Charles Bingley – Jared Olin
Caroline Bingley – Flyn Ludington
Charlotte Lucas – Kellie Bernstein
Mr. Collins – Steven Anderson
George Wickham – Charles Wolgemuth
Lady Catherine DeBourgh – Siri Tuttle
Anne DeBourgh – Paloma Polanco
Servant – Adam Gillette
Director – Rebecca George 
Scenographer & Video Editor – Kade Mendelowitz
Costume Design – Amanda Casterline
Sound Design – Flyn Ludington & Cody Peters
Dialect Coach – Carrie Baker
Producer – Carrie Baker and Kade Mendelowitz
Choreographer – Jay Paggi-Howe
Stage Manager – Mahala Gale
Props Master & Scene Shop Manager – Adam Gillette
Costume Shop Manager- Stephanie Rivet
Audio/Video Technical Support – Maya Salganek

THE STORY:

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

“Despite these limitations, to produce a play as elaborate as a virtual “Pride and Prejudice” during the pandemic is an absolute achievement.”
Read the full review (pdf).

“This isn’t your grandmother’s Austen! Bold, surprising, boisterous, and timely, this P&P for a new era explores the absurdities and thrills of finding your perfect (or imperfect) match in life. The outspoken Lizzy Bennet is determined to never marry, despite mounting pressure from society. But can she resist love, especially when that vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aggravating Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn?! Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life than it does in this effervescent adaptation. Because what turns us into greater fools…than the high-stakes game of love?”

Dramatists Play Service

Poster for SKM

She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms

Review by the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

by Qui Nguyen
directed by Tom Robenolt

December 4-12, 2020
Was available for streaming after the purchase of a “viewing link”.

CAST:PRODUCTION TEAM :
Narrator & Farrah the Fairy – Flyn Ludington
Tilly Evans – Emily Ross
Agnes Evans – Josie Adasiak 
Chuck – Luke Williams
Vera – Paloma Polanco
Miles – Jared Olin
Kaliope/Kelly – Melissa Buchta
Lilith/Lilly – Melia Hackney
Orcus/Ronnie – Charles Wolgemuth
The Great Mage Steve – Zachary Mason
Evil Tina – Miranda Reynolds
Evil Gabbi – Sarah Wallace
Director – Tom Robenolt
Producer/ Casting Associate: Carrie Baker
Scenographer & Animation/Visual Effects Designer – Kade Mendelowitz
Costume Designer – Amanda Casterline
Props Designer – Adam Gillette
Sound Designer – Flyn Ludington 
Video Editor- Kade Mendelowitz
Assistant Video Editors- Maya Salganek, Mahala Gale
Assistant Scenography – Maya Salganek  
Stage Manager – Mike Kampen 
Assistant Stage Managers – Steven Anderson, Jared Olin
Scene Shop Manager – Adam Gillette
Costume Shop Manager- Stephanie Rivet
Trailer for Theatre UAF’s production of She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms, edited by Mahala Gale.

Dead Man’s Cell Phone

Dead Man's Cell Phone official poster
Dead Man’s Cell Phone official poster

Dead Man’s Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl directed by Carrie Baker
March 29 – April 7, 2019

CAST:
Jean – Emily Ross
Gordon – Heath Robertson
Dwight – Jared Olin
Mrs. Gottlieb – Siri Tuttle
Hermia/Stranger/Carlotta – Mary Conlin
Ensemble – Keara Anderson, Keziah Anderson, Eric Barragan, Sam Thompson

PRODUCTION TEAM :
Director  – Carrie Baker
Set Designer – Lara Lotze
Costume Designer – Amanda Casterline
Lighting & Projection Designer – Kade Mendelowitz
Sound Designer – Andrew Cassel
Stage Manager – Colby Freel

This promotional video was created by two FLPA students who were also part of the production.
A review of our production by the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Click this for an easy-to-print PDF.

Avenue Q

Ave-Q-Posterpresented by Interior Independent Theatre and Theatre UAF
November 8-18, 2018

Book by Jeff Whitty 
Music & Lyrics by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx
Based on Original Concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx
Directed by Gwendolyn P. Brazier
Orchestration & Arrangements by Stephen Oremus
Musical Direction by Scott Stephen Hansen

Brian ……………………………………………………………. Paul Adasiak
Christmas Eve …………………………………………………Tana Fudge
Gary Coleman ………………………………………….. Laquita Deans
Katie Monster ………………………………………….. Elsbeth Cheyne
Lucy T. Slut………………………………………………. Kellie Bernstein
Mrs. Thistletwat………………………………… Amanda Torgerson
Nicky………………………………………………………. David Martinson
Princeton ………………………………………………….. Bill Torgerson
Rod …………………………………………………………….. Bill Torgerson
Trekkie Monster …………………………………… David Martinson
Boxes/Bad Idea Bear 1 ……………………….. Amanda Torgerson
Boxes/Bad Idea Bear 2 ……………………………… Kayla Gilchrist

Director ………………………………………… Gwendolyn P. Brazier
Musical Director ……………………………………….. Scott Hansen
Stage Manager ……………………………………… Isabella Sellers
Producers ……………… Carrie Baker, Gwendolyn P. Brazier
Technical Director ……………………………………. Adam Gillette
Set Design …………………………………………………… Adam Gillette
Set Construction …………… Adam Gillette, Freddy Gryder
Costume Design ……………………………………….. Stephanie Rivet
Costume Construction ………………………….. Stephanie Rivet
Puppet Design ………………………………………………….. Jeff Nepple
Puppet Construction… Maite Agopian, Gwendolyn Brazier, David Martinson
Lighting design ………………………………………………. Colby Freel
Assistant Lighting designer ……………………….. Mary Conlin
Master Electrician ………………………………………. Mary Conlin
Electricians .. Ian Borowski, Mary Conlin,  Colby Freel, Adam Gillette, Freddy Gryder, Kade Mendelowitz, Paloma Polanco, Stephanie Rivet, Emily Ross, Daniel Walker, Garrett Wilson
Sound Design …………………………………………………. Josh Bennet
Projection Artist ………………………………………….. Lara Lotze
Props …………………………………. Colby Freel, Isabella Sellers
Board Operators ……………………………………………. Emily Ross
Follow Spot Operator ………. Mary Conlin, Darren Napoli
Scene shop manager …………………………………. Adam Gillette
Costume Shop Manager …………………………. Stephanie Rivet
Theatre UAF Box Office Manager ….. Amanda Casterline
Design Mentor/ Publicity……………………. Kade Mendelowitz

Article - News-Miner Avenue Qt

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner did an article about “Avenue Q”. Click thumbnail to read the PDF.

Review - News-Miner Avenue Qt

Read the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner official review about “Avenue Q”. Click thumbnail to read the PDF.