Artistic Staff Bios
Artistic Staff for Laughing Stock:
CHARLES MOREY (Director) has been Artistic Director of Pioneer Theatre Company since 1984. He has directed over eighty productions for PTC including, in recent years, the world premiere of Bess Wohl’s Touch(ed), Hamlet and the first regional theatre productions of Les Misérables, The Producers and The Vertical Hour. He is the author of nine plays including adaptations of The Count of Monte Cristo, A Tale of Two Cities, The Hunchback of Notre Dame,Dracula and The Three Musketeers; a translation/adaptation, The Ladies Man, as well as his original plays Laughing Stock, Dumas’ Camille and The Yellow Leaf. All received their premieres at PTC and most have moved on to successful productions at professional theatres across the country including Denver Center Theatre Company, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Geva Theatre Center, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Asolo Theatre Company, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Meadow Brook Theatre, Shakespeare and Company, PCPA Theaterfest, Peterborough Players, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Creede Repertory Theatre, Arvada Center and Elm Shakespeare Company, with upcoming productions at LA Theatre Works and Sierra Rep. among many others. He was recently commissioned by New York City’s Pearl Theatre Company to write an adaptation of Beaumarchais’ The Marriage of Figaro. From 1977 to 1988 he served as Artistic Director of New Hampshire’s Peterborough Players. New York directing credits include productions for the Ark Theatre Company and the Ensemble Studio Theatre. Regionally he has directed for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Geva Theatre Center, Asolo Theatre Company, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, the Meadow Brook Theatre, the American Stage Festival, PCPA Theaterfest and the Utah Shakespeare Festival. He has served as both a panelist and on-site evaluator for the National Endowment for the Arts and on the Board of Trustees of the National Theatre Conference. He received a BA from Dartmouth College and a Master of Fine Arts from Columbia University. He is a Fellow of the MacDowell Colony.
PETER HARRISON (Set Designer) is happy to return for his 26th production at PTC. Recent shows include Dracula, Our Town, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello, Humble Boy,Amadeus, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Copenhagen, Communicating Doors, Laughing Stock, The Cripple of Inishmaan, 1776, Dancing at Lughnasa, Misalliance, The Night of the Iguana, To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Other theatre design credits include the Manhattan Theatre Club, Roundabout Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Indiana Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Studio Arena, Goodspeed Opera and the Peterborough Players. In opera, he has served as resident designer for the Cleveland Orchestra Blossom Opera and has designed for New York City Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Glimmerglass Opera, Juilliard Opera, and Opera Pacific. Recent credits include Horton Foote’sThe Roads to Home, off-Broadway with Jean Stapleton and Owen Wingrave for Chicago Opera Theater. TV designs include Sizwe Bansi Is Dead for PBS and John Leguizamo’s Emmy-winningMambo Mouth for HBO. He has been nominated for the American Theatre Wing Design Award and the Barrymore Award.
K.L. ALBERTS (Costume Designer) Previous designs at PTC include: the world premieres ofDumas’ Camille and Laughing Stock, as well as Annie, White Christmas, 42nd Street, Miss Saigon, The Producers, Les Misérables, Metamorphoses, West Side Story, Ragtime, Proof,Phantom, Communicating Doors, A Raisin in the Sun, Death of a Salesman, The Dining Room,Room Service, Inherit the Wind, Little Shop of Horrors, Private Lives, Uncle Vanya, Scapino!,Born Yesterday, Rough Crossing and The Cripple of Inishmaan. Designs for the University of Utah’s Babcock Theatre include: On the Verge, Summer and Smoke, The Cherry Orchard,School for Scandal, I Do! I Do!, The Seagull, Table Manners and Edward II. For Salt Lake Acting Company, K.L. has designed Red, boom, Angels in America, Go, Dog. Go!, Dark Play, I Am My Own Wife, Rabbit Hole, Sexsting, Bad Dates, Gross Indecency, The Beauty Queen of Leenaneand The Beard of Avon among others. K.L. recently designed Infantry Monologues andShadows of the Bakemono for Meat & Potato Theatre Company, and has designed Ah! Wilderness, Hay Fever, The Matchmaker, Fiddler on the Roof and Great Expectations: A New Musical for the Utah Shakespeare Festival.
KARL HAAS (Lighting Designer) Mr. Haas’ first PTC design – for the 1985 production of Our Town – began a 25-year collaboration on productions that include Miss Saigon, Les Misérables,West Side Story, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead,South Pacific, Death of a Salesman and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Regional theatre designs include work at Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Mark Taper Forum, the Utah Shakespearean Festival, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Portland Stage Company, George Street Playhouse, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Philadelphia Festival Theatre, the Santa Fe Opera, and two seasons at Peterborough Players in New Hampshire. New York credits include Playwrights Horizons, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Julliard. Mr. Haas has been Lighting Supervisor/Designer for the Bolshoi Ballet/Opera, the Kirov Ballet, the Spanish National Ballet, and the Joffrey Ballet. For 11 years, Mr. Haas served as Principal Designer with Gallegos Lighting Design creating lighting for architectural installations in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Currently based in Hollywood, Karl is the Architectural Western Regional Manager for Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC, Inc). Karl would like to thank his friends at PTC for 25 years of challenging work and artistic collaboration.