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September 5 - October 8

In the Heights

In ‘the Heights,’ life is always colorful and everybody knows everyone. Here, coffee from the corner bodega is sweet and the air is filled with the sounds of salsa, merengue, soul, hip-hop and R & B. But it’s a neighborhood on the cusp of change, where the biggest decisions can be choosing which traditions you keep and which ones you leave behind. This landmark musical by the creator of Hamilton was the winner of 4 Tony Awards (including Best Musical and Best Original Score) and a Pulitzer Prize-nominee.

Music & Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Directed by Melissa Rain Anderson
Choreographed by Julio Agustin
Musical Direction by Don Kot

Run Time: TBA

 Suitable for ages 10 and up

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Yassmin Alers | Abuela Claudia

YASSMIN ALERS makes her Geva Theatre Center debut in In the Heights. Broadway/Theatre credits include On Your Feet, The Rocky Horror Show, The Capeman, Rent, Clear and The Ten Commandments. Tours include The Who’s Tommy and Rent. Film and TV credits include “Elementary,” “The Americans,” American MallChain Link and Across the Universe. Bendiciones to Ma and Nene. “When they were here, the path was clear. And they were just here, they were just here.”

Cameron Burke | Ensemble

CAMERON BURKE is excited to head back uptown to the Heights! Credits include Matilda the Musical (1st National Tour), In the Heights (2nd National Tour)Chicago (NSMT)The Chase Brock Experience, a nationwide commercial for Target and Assistant Choreographer for The Mysteries (The Flea). Workshops include Stilyagi (New York Stage and Film), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Shakespeare in the Park), and Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Cameron is a Marymount Manhattan College graduate, member of Actors Equity, and proud client of Clear Talent Group.

Xavier Cano | Usnavi

XAVIER CANO makes his Geva Theatre Center debut in In the Heights. New York credits include the Broadway revival of GreaseRent and Freckleface Strawberryat New World Stages; Giant and The Capeman at the Public Theater and Lucky Guy at Little Schubert.  International credits include West Side Story 50th Anniversary. Favorite Regional credits include On the Town(Gabey), A Chorus Line (Paul), Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story(Ritchie Valens), Dames at Sea(Dick) and Altar Boyz (Juan).  Xavier is a UMiami alum.  For my family, for the Puertorican diaspora, and for DRV.

Amanda Castro | Ensemble/Dance Captain

AMANDA CASTRO makes her Geva Theatre Center debut in In the Heights. A Connecticut native, Amanda is a multidisciplinary dancer rooted in tap. She graduated from California Institute of the Arts where she studied under Glen Eddy of Nederlands Dans Theatre and Andre Tyson from Ailey Company. She was a principal dancer of Urban Bush Women and placed in Run the Night competitions in 2016/2017. Recently, she has worked with Jared Grimes, Ayodele Casel, Jason Bernard, Andrew Nemr, and Nick Kenkel, danced at Radio City Music Hall, and was featured in New York Fashion Week. Choreography credits include American Dance Awards, select UBW repertoire, and multiple works for Northeast competition studios. With a passion to discover more of her artistry, Castro is currently freelancing in NYC and is excited to begin her In the Heights journey.

Tony Chiroldes | Kevin

TONY CHIROLDES makes his Geva Theatre Center debut in In the Heights. Broadway credits include the original casts of In the Heights and Paul Simon’s The Capeman. Off-Broadway credits include Sympathy Jones and Mapmaker’s Opera (NYMF). Regionally, Tony has appeared in Elemeno Pea (Pittsburgh’s City Theatre) and Señor Discretion Himself (Arena Stage). International credits include Carmen, la cubana (world premiere – Chatelet Theatre, Paris). He has appeared in the feature films America, The Wailing and Show of Force. Television credits include “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” and “Onion SportsDome.” His multi-media, live actor and shadow puppetry piece with music, Before Icarus Fell, played at the Theatre Row Theatres in 2010, thanks to a grant from the Jim Henson Foundation. Tony is also a full-time voice-over artist. Audiobooks include The Dreamer, Ricky Martin’s ‘Yo’ and The Creator’s Map. Video games include “The Walking Dead: The Game Season 3,” “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City,” “Bioshock” and “Red Dead Redemption.” www.tonychiroldes.com

Nico DeJesus | Ensemble

NICO DeJESUS is very excited to be performing in Geva Theatre Center’s production of In the Heights.  He appeared as Romeo in the National Tour of Disney’sNewsies, which was also filmed for the big screen. Television credits include Disney Channel’s “Shake it Up” and MTV’s “Awkward.”  Thanks to God, Family, MSA, and my beautiful fiancé Paige.  www.nicodj.com

Sidney DuPont | Benny

SIDNEY DUPONT is excited to join In the Heights here at the Geva Theatre Center. Broadway credits include Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Sidney has appeared in the   National Tours of MemphisBeautiful and A Chorus Line. Regional credits include Man of La Mancha at The Shakespeare Theater, Songs for a New Worldand Hairspray. Special thanks to my family and friends for their continuing support, the creative team, producers, and my wonderful agents at BLOC. Insta: @sidneydupont

Natalie Gallo | Carla

NATALIE GALLO makes her Geva Theatre Center debut in In the Heights. She has been seen in both Broadway and National Touring companies of Jersey Boysand Mamma Mia. She most recently closed the Las Vegas company of Jersey Boys reprising the role of Mary Delgado one last time. She played Monica Lewinsky in the New York premiere of Clinton the Musical at NYMF and has participated in many concerts, readings and workshops throughout New York City. Her favorites include Chazz Palminteri’s A Bronx Tale and Rocky. Special thanks to Lisa and TPG and love to her endlessly supportive family. www.NatalieGallo.com

Donnie Hammond | Daniela

DONNIE HAMMOND, a Philadelphia native, is honored to make her Geva Theatre Center debut in a production that’s so close to her heart. Theatre credits include In the Heights (Walnut Street Theatre, Hangar Theatre), Ghost the Musical (Media Theatre), Rent (Bucks County Playhouse), Respect: The Musical (Act II Playhouse). She would like to acknowledge her ever supportive family and friends as well as the ancestors for their continued guidance and strength.

Grace Hardin | Ensemble

GRACE HARDIN makes her Geva Theatre Center debut with In the Heights. Regional credits include Young Frankenstein at The MUNY, Legally Blonde (Kate/Chutney) at Sacramento Music Circus, The Donkey Show at The A.R.T, Shrek(Shoemaker’s Elf) and The Little Mermaid at North Shore Music Theatre, and Grease (Patti Simcox) at The Summer Theatre of New Canaan. Grace holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory. A huge thank you to Melissa, Julio, Don, and the whole cast. Love to my grandparents for their unending support and for being my biggest fans. For my mom, always. Instagram @gracehardin www.thegracehardin.com

Mary Mendez Rizzo | Camila

MARY MÉNDEZ RIZZO is honored to play the role of Camila Rosario in the Geva Theatre Center production of In the Heights. A Rochester native, Mary has been a member of the Rochester Latino Theatre Company since 2013 and has acted in RAPA productions of In the Heights (Camila), West Side Story (Shark girl) and La Cage Aux Folles (Madame Renaud). Outside of theatre, Mary works at Monroe Community College where she Coordinates the Dual Enrollment program and helps students toward their educational goals. Mary is an experienced martial artist and often conducts pro bono workshops for women and girls. She lives in Rochester with her husband Sal and two teenage children who are the loves of her life.

Tramaine Montell Ford | Ensemble

TRAMAINE MONTELL FORD makes his Geva Theatre Center debut in In the Heights. Theatre credits include Shakespeare’s HamletThe Ballad of Emmet Till at Black Repertory Theatre; Dreamgirls (National Tour) and (International Tour) in Tokyo, Japan; Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida (International Tour); College Humor; Odyssey: The Epic MusicalA Christmas Carol at McCarter Theatre, Manhattan Repertory Theatre, Young Jean Lee’s The Shipment and Diane Paulus’ The Donkey Show at American Repertory Theatre, New Now Next Awards dancer with Lady Gaga, and The Tramaine Experience: An Urban Dramedy at American Theatre of Actors through The Araca Project. Film and TV credits include Hairspray(feature film) starring John Travolta & Queen Latifah, “One Life to Live” (ABC), “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Saturday Night Live (NBC),” MTV VMA’s, “The Today Show” (NBC), and “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.” He received his B.F.A. in Acting from Syracuse University M.F.A. in Acting from American Repertory Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. www.tramaine.net

Jeffrey Nunez | Piragua Guy

JEFFREY NUÑEZ makes his Geva Theatre Center debut in In the Heights and is so grateful to be able to tell this story again. He was most recently seen at the Hangar Theatre’s production of In the Heights (Piragua Guy), the second national tour of In The Heights(various roles), NYMF’s The Tenth Floor (Cheche), ICAP production of IChoose (Carlos), PACS production of The Apple Tree (Ensemble) and a featured performer in the Broadway on Allen Concert Series. He has a B.F.A in Musical Theatre from Penn State. Thank you to friends and family for the support and Inspiration. IG: JeffreyNunez1, www.JeffreyNunez.com.

Mia Pinero | Nina

MIA PINERO is beyond thrilled to be making her Geva Theatre Center debut as Nina in In The Heights! Originally from Racine, Wisconsin, Mia is a recent graduate of Montclair State University with a B.F.A. (Honors) in Musical Theatre. Regional credits include Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady (Playmakers Repertory Company), and Maria in West Side Story (Ivoryton Playhouse/Broadway Rose Theatre/ The Mac-Haydn Theatre). Other credits include Lucy Brown in The Three Penny Opera, Woman #1 in Sing for Your Supper, Hermione in The Winter’s Tale, and Caroline Bingley in Pride and Prejudice. Endless gratitude for her teachers, Team Boals, and most importantly, her family for their unwavering love and support. miapinero.com

Adriana Scalice | Ensemble

ADRIANA SCALICE is thrilled to be returning to the Geva Theatre Center stage where she previously performed in A Christmas Carol(Christmas Past, Belinda and Fan) and The Music Man (Amaryllis). She participated twice in the Geva Summer Academy. Adriana is proud to be a national finalist in the 2017 American Songbook Academy! She has performed in RBTL’s national touring production of The Wizard of Oz (Munchkin). She has also performed for Blackfriars Theatre, Rochester Children’s Theater, Pittsford Musicals, and JCC CenterStage. Theatre credits include Dorothy in The Wizard of OzAnnie (Annie), Grey Gardens (Jacqueline Bouvier), Guys and Dolls (Adelaide), and Into the Woods (Little Red).  She was proud to be a student host for WXXI. Adriana studies voice with Patricia Alexander, dance with Linda Goebel and Deborah MacKay. Thank you, Mark and Melissa!

Alex Swift | Sonny

ALEX SWIFT, a born and raised New Yorker, couldn’t be more excited to be making his Geva Theatre Center debut with this fantastic production! He was most recently seen as Sonny in In The Heights at The Fulton Theatre. He appeared in the National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz. Regional credits include North Shore Music Theatre, Theatre by The Sea, Opera North and Santa Rosa Rep. Alex is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory and the Professional Performing Arts School. Thanks to the team at Henderson Hogan, everyone at Geva, and most importantly to his Grandmother who raised him. Thank you for all of your guidance, wisdom, and unconditional love. @alexmswift

Carlita Victoria | Ensemble

CARLITA VICTORIA makes her Geva Theatre Center debut in In the Heights. She is a NYC-based, NC native, and UNC Greensboro graduate. Selected credits include “Glee” Project Promo, The Color Purple, Dreamgirls, Jesus Christ SuperstarRock of Ages, The Wizard of Oz, Disney’s Aladdin, Lucky Stiff, Chicago and Hairspray. Off-Broadway/Tours include Broad Comedy, Respect, and Chuck Davis & the African American Dance Ensemble. International Tours include Madagascar Live!(China), Circus Conelli(Switzerland), Pas Jazz Co.(Seoul) and Dzanonmo Dance Company (Ghana).  Film/TV credits include “Dr. Oz,” commercials for Apple, AARP and “Live Person.” She is the creator of comedy shorts featured on “Funny or Die” and YouTube.com/c/CarlitaVictoria. Love to Mom, Sis & Pants! Jeremiah 29:11

www.carlitavictoria.com  @CastCarlita

Chiara Trentalange | Vanessa

CHIARA TRENTALANGE is thrilled to be making her Geva Theatre Center debut in such a special piece. Favorite credits include Anything Goes at Goodspeed Opera House; Diana in A Chorus Line at Interlakes Summer Theatre; Rizzo in Greaseat Forestburgh Playhouse and Cha Cha in Grease at Maine State Music Theatre. Special thanks to Mikey and everyone at TKO! All of my love to my incredibly supportive parents, family, friends, Breena, and Mark for always cheering me on!

Xavier Reyes | Graffiti Pete

Xavier Reyes is very grateful to be part of this production and the opportunity to tell such an important story about home! He is from Puerto Rico and a graduate of Ithaca College. A few of his favorite credits include 1st National Tour of Kinky Boots, West Side Story, La Cage Aux Folles, Rent, and After the Revolution. Thank you, audience member, for supporting the theatre! This one is for my Abuelita whom I miss every Saturday morning and Sunday evening. 

LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA | Music and Lyrics

LIN MANUEL-MIRANDA is an award-winning composer, lyricist, and performer as well as a 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award recipient. Broadway: Composer/Lyricist/Alexander Hamilton of Hamilton (eleven Tony Awards, Pulitzer Prize, Grammy Award, Drama League Awards for Distinguished Performance and Outstanding Production of a Musical), Composer/Lyricist/Usnavi of In the Heights (four Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Score, Grammy Award, Pulitzer Prize finalist), Bring it On: The Musical (co-composer/co-lyricist, Tony nomination for Best Musical), West Side Story (2009 revival, Spanish translations). Off-Broadway: Hamilton (ten Lortel Awards, eight Drama Desk Awards, among others). With Tom Kitt, Lin-Manuel received an Emmy Award for “Bigger” from “The 67thAnnual Tony Awards.” TV/Film: “Freestyle Love Supreme,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Smash,” “Do No Harm,” “Modern Family,” “House,” “The Electric Company,” “Sesame Street,” “The Sopranos,” The Odd Life of Timothy Green, 200 Cartasand Disney’s Moana (2017 Academy Award nomination for Best Song, “How Far I’ll Go”). www.linmanuel.com

QUIARA ALEGRIA HUDES | Book

QUIARA ALEGRÍA HUDES is a playwright, professor of writing and theatre at Wesleyan University, and native of West Philly. Hailed for her work’s exuberance, intellectual rigor, and rich imagination, her plays and musicals have been performed around the world. They are Water by the Spoonful, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama; In the Heights, winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and a Pulitzer Finalist; Elliot, a Soldier’s Fugue, another Pulitzer finalist;Daphne’s Dive; The Good Peaches; Miss You Like Hell; andThe Happiest Song Plays Last. Hudes is a playwright in residence at New York’s Signature Theatre and a proud alum of Philadelphia Young Playwrights.

MELISSA RAIN ANDERSON | Director

MELISSA RAIN ANDERSON returns to Geva Theatre Center, where she is an Artistic Affiliate. At Geva, Melissa has appeared in numerous productions and directed last season’s productions of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (featuring 2 Ring Circus) and The Marvelous Wonderettes also 2015’s hit production of Monty Python’s Spamalot! and the 2014 production of The 25th Annual Putman County Spelling Bee. Regional credits include A Christmas Carol at The Denver Center Theater Company ‘16 ’17The Cocoanuts at Utah Shakespeare Festival; Spamalot! and The Little Mermaid at Arkansas Repertory Theatre; the Houston premiere of Next to Normal  (Houston Press Award Best Musical) as well as the entire Wonderettes Series including the World Premiere of  The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On at Stages Repertory Theatre; Always….Patsy Cline at PCPA Theatrefest, The Comedy of ErrorsThe Fantasticks and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) at the Great River Shakespeare Festival.  Upcoming projects include Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns on Geva’s Fielding Stage; The Marvelous Wonderettes at Repertory Theatre of St. Louis; Seussical (featuring 2 Ring Circus) at Cape Fear Regional Theatre and Big River at Utah Shakespeare Festival. Ms. Anderson lives in New York City with her husband, actor Jim Poulos. Please visit melissarainanderson.com.

Don Kot | Music Director

DON KOT is Resident Music Director and Affiliate Artist at Geva Theatre Center where he celebrates his seventeenth season!  Geva productions include The Marvelous Wonderettes, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Little Shop of Horrors, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, All Your Questions Answered (world premiere), Next to Normal, Avenue Q, CompanyThe Music ManFive Course LoveSweeney ToddCabaretUrinetownA Chorus LineCamelot1776A Christmas Carol, Sister’s Christmas Catechism, Convenience and as part of the Festival of New Plays, The Shaggs: Philosophy of the WorldOne For My Babyrightnextto me, Tomorrowland and An Evening with Mrs. Kasha Davis, International Celebrity Housewife.  He was also vocal coach and music arranger forPrivate Lives, Katherine’s Colored Lieutenant (world premiere), The Odd Couple, Informed Consent, You Can’t Take It With You, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The House in Hydesville, Our Town, and Inherit the Wind.  Mr. Kot has performed Off-Broadway at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at Pershing Square Signature Center, 45 Bleecker Street Theatre, Laurie Beechman Theatre, and at the Toronto Fringe Festival.  Other regional credits include The Music Man, The Best of Forbidden BroadwaySmokey Joe’s CaféLeader of the PackHonk!, and The Most Happy Fella.  National touring productions: FosseFootlooseFiddler on the RoofThe King and IMamma Mia, and Hairspray.  Mr. Kot is the Coordinator of the Musical Theatre degree program at the State University of New York at Geneseo.

JULIO AGUSTIN | Choreographer

JULIO AGUSTIN makes his Geva Theatre Center debut with In the Heights. Award nominations include Audelco (Sweet Charity @ New Haarlem Arts Theatre, NYC) and Syracuse Area Live Theatre (In the Height @ Hangar Theatre).  Performing credits include featured roles in the Broadway musicals Chicago and Bells Are Ringing (revival), in addition to appearing in the original Broadway companies of Fosse, Never Gonna Dance, Steel Pier, and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.  Julio runs a monthly audition studio in New York City (www.JulioAgustin.com).  His book, The Professional Actor’s Handbook: From Casting Call to Curtain Call was published last year by Rowman & Littlefield and he is an assistant professor at James Madison University.  He is a proud member of SDC, AEA, SAG, AFTRA, and VASTA.  Thank you to Melissa and Mark for this opportunity.  Wepa!

ADAM KOCH | Scenic Design

ADAM KOCH returns to Geva Theatre Center where he previously designed Million Dollar QuartetA Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the ForumA Christmas CarolFive Course Loveand Sweeney Todd. Internationally, Adam designed the 2017 South Korean Tour of Dreamgirls, as well as the upcoming Excalibur. Credits across the United States include; the landmark outdoor productions of Miss Saigon, Carousel and The Sleepy Hollow Experience (Serenbe Playhouse, Atlanta); the original Chicago production of Million Dollar Quartet (Apollo Theatre); Miss Saigon, DreamgirlsKiss of the SpiderwomanSee What I Wanna See (Signature Theatre); Hello, Dolly! (Ford’s Theatre); The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Ogunquit Playhouse); Million Dollar Quartet (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis); Big Fish, A Little Night Music, Bye Bye Birdie (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma); Hairspray, Baskerville (Syracuse Stage);Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Misérables and Monty Python’s Spamalot (Casa Mañana).  Adam attended Carnegie Mellon University and has worked on over 40 productions with Associate Scenic Designer Steven Royal. www.adamkochassociates.com

KARA HARMON | Costume Design

KARA HARMON makes her Geva Theatre Center debut with In the Heights. Regional credits include Native Gardens for the Guthrie Theatre; The Legend of Georgia McBride for Marin Theatre Company;  The Mountaintop for Trinity Repertory Theatre; Barbecue for Geffen Playhouse; The Rape of Lucretia for Wolf Trap Opera; Ethel and God of Carnagefor Alliance Theatre; Seven Guitars for Actors Theatre of Louisville; Much Ado About Nothing and The Comedy of Errors for Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Safehousefor Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; Clybourne Park and The Trip to Bountiful at Hangar Theatre; Dot at Vineyard Theatre; and Seven Guitars and Broke-ology for The Juilliard School. She was the Assistant Costume Designer for the Broadway productions of The Crucible, Magic BirdFirst Date and Memphis. Television credits include Assistant Costume Designer for “Daredevil, Season 2” (Netflix); “Boardwalk Empire, Season 5” (HBO). Kara received her M.F.A. at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. www.KaraHarmonDesign.com

BRIAN J. LILIENTHAL | Lighting Design

BRIAN J. LILIENTHAL returns to Geva Theatre Center where he previously designed A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Monty Python’s Spamalot!,Women in Jeopardy, Little Shop of Horrors, Informed Consent, The 39 Steps and The Book Club Play.  Regionally he has designed over 250 productions for Huntington Theatre, Arizona Theatre Co, Milwaukee Rep, Cleveland Play House, Pasadena Playhouse, South Coast Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Merrimack Rep, Arden Theatre, Trinity Rep, among many.  Mr. Lilienthal has designed operas for Long Beach Opera, Bard Summerscape, Portland Opera Repertory Theatre.  He has won the Los Angeles Ovation Award for lighting design, and has been nominated multiple times for Boston’s IRNE Award.  He has spent nine summers as the resident lighting designer for the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center.  He received his M.F.A. at California Institute of the Arts.  Mr. Lilienthal currently teaches lighting design at Tufts University, and is a member of the newly formed Patriots Program at Merrimack Rep in Lowell, MA.  He lives in Somerville, MA, and is a drummer with a rockabilly trio that performs throughout New England.

DANNY ERDBERG | Sound Design

DANNY ERDBERG returns to Geva Theatre Center where he designed the sound for Rooms,Five Course Love and The Lion.  Daniel’s work has appeared at numerous New York theatres, including The Public, Roundabout, City Center, 59E59, Atlantic, Prospect and HERE.  Highlights include the American premiere of Caryl Churchill’s Drunk Enough to Say I Love You, Mike Daisey’s Last Cargo Cult and Time it Was with Bill Irwin.  Regional credits include Arena Stage, Milwaukee Rep, ACT, Virginia Stage Company, Merrimack Rep and Long Wharf, as well as shows in Korea, Japan, China, Canada and Cuba. He is a frequent Broadway associate designer, where credits include Significant Other, VioletThe Glass MenagerieA Streetcar Named DesireThe Heiress and The Nance.  Danny is an adjunct faculty member at Tisch/NYU, a member USA829, IATSE, SDC, and  a proud graduate of Northwestern University.

JEAN GORDON RYON | Dramaturg

JEAN GORDON RYON serves as New Plays Coordinator at Geva Theatre Center where, among other duties, she produces the Regional Writers Showcase and the Young Writers Showcase. She was dramaturg for 1776, John Bull’s Other Island, That Was Then, Shear MadnessThe Underpants, The Clean House, Almost Maine, The Music Man, Company, Perfect Wedding, The 39 Steps, Last Gas, Wait Until Dark, Little Shop of Horrors and Geva’s current production of A Christmas Carol, and she has contributed dramaturgical research and written program articles for several other productions. Ms. Ryon holds a degree in drama from Tufts University and a master’s degree in Arts Administration from Goucher College. Her most recent directing credits in the community include Grace and GlorieMaster ClassBlithe SpiritPride’s Crossing, and The Gin Game for Blackfriars and The Chosen and The Immigrant for JCC’s CenterStage. For RCP’s Irish Players, she has directed Philadelphia, Here I ComeJuno and the PaycockDaTranslationsSomeone Who’ll Watch Over MeWaiting for GodotThe Kings of the Kilburn High RoadDancing at LughnasaFaith HealerThe HostageLove in the TitleThe Cripple of Inishmaan; Dublin Carol and A Moon for the Misbegotten for RCP’s Shakespeare Players she has directed Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About NothingMs. Ryon is also the Artistic Director of The Geriactors, a traveling troupe of mature actors.

JENN LYONS | Stage Manager

JENN LYONS is a Rochester native happy to be working at Geva. Previous shows at Geva include Private Lives, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Miracle on South Division StreetRed, The MountaintopLittle Shop of Horrors, The Odd Couple and Clybourne Park.  National Tours include Mary Poppins, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella (starring Eartha Kitt), Showboat and The Who’s Tommy. New York credits include work at Roundabout Theatre and Circle Repertory Theater as well as the Broadway production of The Little Mermaid.  Her two favorite productions are Maddie and Jack.