ROSALYN COLEMAN (Jo) is an award-winning director, actor and educator. As a director, her film projects have appeared on TV and in film festivals. Coleman is a sought-after acting coach and served as on-set acting coach for HBO’s “In Treatment.” She is an adjunct at SUNY Purchase and NYU. She is currently coaching Sundance directors on their sophomore projects for Cinereach. Coleman is the creator of “Audition Power Tools” and “Zoom In Acting” (two 100% online on-camera acting classes) with a mission of empowering actors using cutting-edge technology. She is an actor with Broadway, film and television credits. Recent appearances include “Madam Secretary,” “Blue Bloods,” and the film Evolution of a Criminal. She stars next in HBO’s short film, Search Party. A Yale School of Drama graduate, Coleman is chief creative officer at Red Wall Productions, a company she runs with her husband, Craig T. Williams. www.rosalyncoleman.com
JOE GATELY (Jackson Scull/Sgt. Kirk Sponsüllar) is thrilled to be making his debut here at PTC. NYC Theatre: Babes in Arms (Musicals Tonight), The Disappeared (Prospect Theatre), Rudolf II, Rasputin in New York, and The Heroines of Central Ohio (Love Creek); Regional Theatre: Elf, the Musical (Fulton Theatre), Saturday Night Fever (Gateway Playhouse and Ogunquit Playhouse), Arthur in Spamalot (New London Barn), Good People (Public/ME), God of Carnage (New Harmony Theatre and Northern Stage), Oliver Warbucks in Annie (New Stage/MS), The Rainmaker (American Heartland), The Bar Off Melrose, Dangerous Music, Deathtrap and others (Maltz Jupiter Theatre); Films include Affluenza, Morning After, Fair Game, The Manchurian Candidate, The Return of Capt. Intuitive, City Hall. Television: “Person of Interest,” “White Collar,” “Blue Bloods,” “Law and Order SVU,” “Sex and the City,” “All My Children,” “As the World Turns,” “Spin City,” “Late Night with David Letterman,” and others. He has been a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association for over 25 years. www.joegately.com
BETSY HELMER (Amanda) is thrilled to perform at Pioneer Theatre Company! Highlights from her regional theatre work include playing Rosalind in As You Like It at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and Louise in The Fox on the Fairway at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre. TV Credits: “Shadow of Doubt” and “American Supernatural.” She holds a degree in psychology and theatre from Georgetown University and is currently in the Advanced Improv Training Program at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City. www.betsyhelmer.com
ELIZABETH MEADOWS ROUSE (Liz) New York credits include: Broadway (The Rose Tattoo) and Off-Broadway, Theatre for a New Audience (Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, Comedy of Errors), New World Stages and T.A.C.T. London: Shakespeare’s Globe (Mistress Allwitt—A Chaste Maid). Favorite regional credits: Cleveland Play House (Steel Magnolias, Dirty Blonde), Gulfshore Playhouse (Moon Over Buffalo), Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (All The Way), Actor’s Theatre of Louisville and Humana Festival (Adriana—Comedy of Errors). Longwharf (As You Like It), The Shakespeare Theatre (The Country Wife), Triad Stage (Steel Magnolias, The Matchmaker), Fulton Theatre (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Kitchen Theatre Company (Title role—Mrs. Mannerly), Baltimore Center Stage (As You Like It, Othello), Alliance Theatre (Light up the Sky), Pioneer Theatre Company (Billie Dawn—Born Yesterday). Television appearances include “30 Rock,” “The Carrie Diaries,” “The Sopranos,” “Law and Order SVU.” Education: B.F.A. from Southern Methodist University, M.F.A. from University of Washington.
CJ STRONG (Trenner) received a B.F.A. in theatre performance from Westminster College in Salt Lake City. He was last seen as Tommy in Egyptian Theatre’s production of Carrie The Musical. His credits include: A Bright New Boise (Alex); Sex with Strangers (Ethan); Circle Mirror Transformation (James); Gypsy (Tulsa); A Christmas Carol (Dick Wilkins); Godspell (John the Baptist); The Tempest (Ferdinand); The National Premiere of Zorro: The Musical (Gypsy). Film and television: Disney Channel’s Andi Mack (Kip); Netflix’s Deidra and Laney Rob a Train (Wally); H8RZ (Meat Head); David Archuleta’s “Everybody Hurts” music video (Boyfriend). “All that is good and important in the world takes work, hard work, and everything else is jive.”
ANNE TOLPEGIN (Mary) is very happy to return to PTC after playing Peggy White in The Last Ship this past fall. TV: “Mr. Robot” (USA), “All My Children” (ABC). Broadway/National Tour: Kinky Boots (Marge), Billy Elliot (Mum), A Tale of Two Cities (Madame DeFarge Standby), Ragtime (Mother u/s), Mamma Mia! (Donna) and Les Misèrables. Off-Broadway: Standby for Marin Mazzie, Carrie (Margaret White). Regional credits include: Chicago premiere of Sondheim’s Passion (Fosca), Little Women (Marmee) at John W. Engeman Theater, Man of La Mancha (Aldonza) at Chicago’s Drury Lane Theatre, Grand Hotel (Rafaella) and Maltby/Shire Take Flight (Lindbergh’s Mother) at McCarter Theatre, and Stage and Screen (Mira) at New Jersey Repertory Company. Tolpegin is originally from San Francisco; she has lived/studied in France and Japan, where she toured extensively with the Tokyo Philharmonic. Proud AEA, SAG/AFTRA member. Northwestern University. Love to Mom and Dad for years of support. Thank you for supporting live theatre!
This production is sponsored by:
Pioneer Theatre Guild