Thursday, March 12, 2009

Red Tape Welcomes New Company Members!

Red Tape just keeps on growing this season! We are proud to introduce you to our newest company members!

Cynthia Carney, Company Manager
Cynthia Carney has a BA in Technical Theater with a concentration in Stage Management from Columbia College Chicago. She has had the opportunity to Stage Manage and Assistant Stage Manage for several shows at Columbia College Chicago including Company (SM), The Rocky Horror Show (SM), and West Side Story (SM). Cynthia also was the ASM for West Side Story at Theater Downtown in Orlando, Fl. She has also Stage Managed with Walt Disney World’s theater group S.T.A.G.E (Society of Theater Arts for Growth and Expression). Cynthia first opportunity to Stage Manage with Red Tape was Dog in a Manger in 2008 and then the Fresh Eyes Project in 2009; she was asked to stick around. She is very excited to be working with Red Tape Theater as a Company Member.

Daria Davis, Producer of the Fresh Eyes Project
Daria Davis is tremendously pleased to join Red Tape Theatre Company. Daria joined Red Tape as a director and dramaturge for the 2009 Fresh Eyes Festival, an endeavor Daria will helm next season. When she’s not becoming a new company member at Red Tape Daria freelances as a director, and is currently working with Second Story's Spring Festival, ATC’S Big Shoulders festival, and Sansculottes Theater Company. Daria is currently the Literary Apprenticeship at Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

Mark Chaitin, Director of Education and Ourtreach
Mark is an actor, director, producer and choreographer. In Chicago, he has worked as a performer with Redmoon Theatre's Lunatique, New Leaf Theatre, and as a director for RedTape Theatre. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, he is the Producing Artistic Director for the Pittsburgh Pride Play Festival. While in Pittsburgh, he has worked with Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Park, Pandora’s Box Theatre, Open Stage Theatre and City Theatre. He was the Choreographer for Bat Boy: The Musical with Pittsburgh Musical Theater, The Dirty Pig Dancers: A Modern Burlesque with Future Tenant and the Assistant Choreographer for Big Love with the University of Pittsburgh. Mark has worked with Hustlebot Comedy Improv Troupe as the movement coach. In 2008, Mark was an actor with the Zany Umbrella Circus, collaborating on a new circus piece based on the French street performer Philip Petit. Mark was also the 2008 American Cycle Apprentice and Lead Teaching Artist at Intiman Theatre in Seattle, Washington.

Vic May, Company Member
Vic May, originally from the very small town of Viola, IA lived a nomadic existence for several years between Des Moines IA and Wichita KS. He is very happy to have settled in Chicago and to be working with Red Tape Theatre. Recent projects include a performance internship with Redmoon Theatre, Piccolo Theatre's Robinson Crusoe (Prof. MacGuyver), and Theatre Hikes' Dracula (Harker). He willa appear next in Red Tape's An Enemy of the People. Vic is excited to be part of Red Tape and to grow with them as a company.

Meanwhile, rehearsals are underway for Red Tape's adaptation of An Enemy of the People running May 4-30, 2009. Tickets are on sale now!

James D. Palmer, Artistic Director
Paul G. Miller, Managing Director
Myah Shein, Director of Marketing and Communications
Mackenzie Brown, Production Manager
Robert L. Oakes, Ensemble Member
Robert Hankins, Ensemble Member Emeritus
Erin Hood, Ensemble Member Emeritus

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