SAM BRUCE (Voice Five) is super excited to be an ensemble member of this wonderful play in her first production at Pioneer Theatre Company! Bruce is newly relocated to Salt Lake from her native NYC. Recent Credits include: Less in A Night at the Imperial (Off Broadway Theatre- Salt Lake City), Hero in Much Ado About Nothing (Adirondack Shakespeare Festival) Fool in King Lear (Inwood Shakespeare Festival), Third Witch in Something Wicked (NYC Frigid Festival Winner for The Everyday Inferno Theatre Company). She would like to thank the cast and crew and dedicate this performance to her mom, the bravest person she has ever known.
HARRISON BRYAN* (Christopher) Pioneer Theatre Company Debut! Off-Broadway: MCC’s “FreshPlay Festival” (Clurman Theatre). Selected NY Credits: Twelfth Night (Powerhouse Theatre Company), Hello! My Baby, CAP21’s “New Musical Festival” w/ Julie Halston & Howard McGillen and “FutureFest” (54 Below). Regional: Peter and the Starcatcher (Farmers Alley Theatre), Spamalot (New London Barn Playhouse), Little Shop of Horrors (Farmers Alley), Assassins (New Repertory). Also a playwright, his plays have been featured at The International NYC Fringe Festival, on IndieTheatreNow.com, and for five years, he collaborated with FACES, Theatre Network For Teens, using theatre-therapy to promote tolerance, peace, and anti-bullying. Education: Boston University, BFA. Special thanks to Karen Azenberg for her trust. This is for Mom, Dad, and all the teachers in his life who’ve encouraged individuality – including his sister. www.HarrisonBryan.com
JOHN FORD-DUNKER* (Voice Three) is thrilled to be back in Salt Lake after having recently been seen as Prince Harry in PTC’s King Charles III. Regional Theatre: Red (Geva Theatre), The Glory of the World (ATL/BAM), That High Lonesome Sound, So Unnatural a Level, Dracula, A Christmas Carol (Actors Theatre of Louisville). Other Theatre: Soot and Spit (Our Voices Theatre), Hands on a Hardbody (Park Playhouse), Macbeth (Old Hat Theatre), Wonderful Town (Quisisana Resort). Training: BFA in musical theatre from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Actors Theatre of Louisville Professional Training Company.
STEPHANIE HOWELL* (Judy) is thrilled to return to Pioneer Theatre Company, where she most recently appeared in last season’s Play-by-Play reading of The Ice Front. Other Pioneer credits include One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Big River, A Funny Thing…Forum and South Pacific. Other Utah credits: The Other Place (Utah Repertory Theater Company); 3, Borderlands, The End Of The Horizon, SLAM, The Alienation Effekt, Bash (Plan-B Theatre Company); Spark, Wonder of the World (Pygmalion Productions); Mr. Perfect, Good People (Salt Lake Acting Company). Howell is a member of Actors’ Equity and holds a BS in theatre arts from Northwestern University.
MICHAEL KEYLOUN* (Voice Two) is thrilled to return to PTC, having previously appeared here as Leo Bloom in The Producers and Jean-Francois Millet in Is He Dead?. Off-Broadway: Clifford Odets’ Rocket to the Moon and the premiere of Drop Dead Perfect. Regional: St. Louis Rep., Asolo Rep, Denver Center, Shakespeare Theatre of DC, Long Wharf, Hartford Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, Goodspeed Musicals, Playmakers Rep., Indiana Rep, Geva, Actors Theatre of Louisville and La Jolla Playhouse, among others. Keyloun has an MFA from UCSD.
MELISSA MILLER* (Siobhan) is thrilled to make her Pioneer Theatre Company debut. Recent projects include: The Antipodes (Signature Theatre) and Portia in The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare Theater of NJ). She also played Jessica opposite F. Murray Abraham in TFANA’s national tour of The Merchant of Venice. She made her Broadway debut in Tartuffe with The Roundabout Theater and will be doing Tartuffe again, this time as Elmire, at the Huntington Theatre this fall. Other theaters include: Keen Company, Clubbed Thumb, Flea Theater, McCarter Theatre, Pittsburgh Public, Long Wharf, Alley Theatre, Hartford Stage, Williamstown, Premiere Stages, Penguin Rep. TV: “The Path,” “Law and Order: SVU,” “Elementary,” “Ed,” “All My Children,” “Fire at the Triangle” (PBS). Film: “Life Itself” (dir. Dan Fogelman). Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Vassar College. www.melissamiller.org
TOM O’KEEFE* (Ed) returns to PTC after Outside Mullingar in 2015. Off-Broadway: Vanity Fair, Tamburlaine the Great, Bedlam’s Hamlet and Saint Joan. Other New York: Dead Dog Park, Bedlam’s Twelfth Night and What You Will, The Best of Everything, A Hard Wall at High Speed, The Libertine. Regional: Bedlam’s Twelfth Night and What You Will, Outside Mullingar, Bedlam’s Hamlet and Saint Joan, Richard II, The Taster, Measure for Measure, From Orchids to Octopi, Humble Boy, Questa. TV: “Shades of Blue,” “The Path,” “CSI,” “Criminal Minds,” “E.R.,” “The Shield,” “Rules of Engagement.” Film: Fill Your Heart with French Fries, The Crack in Everything, A New Tomorrow, Avenging Angel, CrashNBurn. Proud member of Actors’ Equity and SAG/AFTRA. Tom-OKeefe.com
MICHAEL RUDKO* (Voice Four) is delighted to be working at Pioneer Theatre Company for the first time. Broadway: The Audience, Romeo & Juliet, Mary Stuart, The Best Man, Timon of Athens, Serious Money. International: Richard III (Bridge Project); We Are Not These Hands (Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus); True West (Donmar Warehouse); Antony & Cleopatra, Julius Caesar (Globe Theatre, London). Off-Broadway: Titus Andronicus, As You Like It, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Henry V (TFANA); As You Like It, King Lear, Richard II (Public/NYSF), House for Sale (Transport Group). Regional: ART, Arena Stage, California Shakespeare, Center Stage, Dallas Theater Center, Folger, Geva, Mark Taper Forum, McCarter, New Jersey Shakespeare, Old Globe, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Shakespeare Theatre DC, Yale Rep, Wilma.
TIA SPEROS* (Mrs. Alexander) is thrilled to be returning to PTC where her credits include: Something’s Afoot (Miss Tweed) and Fiddler on the Roof (Golde). Other Credits: Off- Broadway in Tin Pan Alley Rag, The Taffetas and The Cocoanuts. Regional: Caroline Or Change (Rose), Studio Theatre, Washington DC; Guys and Dolls (Adelaide), Long Wharf Theatre; Footloose (Ethyl), Sacramento Music Circus; George M! (Agnes), Goodspeed Opera House; Company (Amy), Huntington Theatre; The Wizard Of Oz (Wicked Witch) and On The Town (Hildy), both at the North Shore Music Theatre; Lucky Stiff (Helen Hayes nomination),Olney Theater; Harvey (Myrtle Mae), Cincinnati Rep; Annie (Lily St. Regis) and Rags, both at Paper Mill Playhouse; among others. Film and TV: “The Blacklist,” “Believe” (Independent Short); “Out of the Box” (Disney Channel).
SARAH SHIPPOBOTHAM (Voice One) is a full professor at the University of Utah. She was first seen at PTC as Anne Putnam and Sarah Good in The Crucible. Last season, she appeared in King Charles III and dialect coached The Last Ship and Oliver!. She also works as the resident voice and dialect coach for the Shaw Festival in Canada. She was the additional dialect coach on The Hobbit films.
BRANDT GARBER (u/s Christopher) is a Senior in the Actor Training Program at the University of Utah. He is thrilled to have been able to understudy for this production and would like to thank his friends, family and professors for their support. Previous roles include Alan in Picnic (The Grand), Arcite in The Two Noble Kinsmen and Bucket in Self Defense (University of Utah).
CECE OTTO (u/s Siobhan/Voice Five) is a senior in the Actor Training Program at the University of Utah. She just returned from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where she performed her one-woman show, Hyperthymesia. She is grateful to her family and friends for their love and support, and to PTC for this wonderful experience.
ASHLEY K. PATLAN (u/s Judy/Voice One) is a senior in the University of Utah’s Actor Training Program. Recent credits include 3rd Queen/Barbary in The Two Noble Kinsmen (part of Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Play on! Series) and Lady Croom in Arcadia. She is currently an apprentice for Pioneer Theatre Company for Fall 2017.
*Indicates member of Actors’ Equity Association.
This production is sponsored by:
Student Matinee Sponsor:
The Richard K. and Shirley S. Hemingway Foundation