David Lindsay-Abaire is a playwright, lyricist, librettist and screenwriter. His most recent play Good People and Rabbit Hole was directed by Daniel Sullivan at Manhattan Theatre Club. David was most recently nominated for a Grammy Award with composer Jeanine Tesori (Best Musical Show Album) and two Tony Awards (Best Book of a Musical and Best Score) for their work on Shrek the Musical. Prior to that David was awarded the 2008 Ed Kleban Award as America’s most promising musical theatre lyricist. Prior to that, he received the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Rabbit Hole, which premiered on Broadway at MTC’s Biltmore Theatre. Rabbit Hole also received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, and the Spirit of America Award. David’s plays include Fuddy Meers, Kimberly Akimbo, Wonder of the World, High Fidelity and A Devil Inside, among others. In addition to his work in theatre, David screen credits include his film adaptation of Rabbit Hole (20th Century Fox) starring Nicole Kidman, as well as the Guardians of Childhood (DreamWorks) and Oz: The Great and Powerful (Disney, directed by Sam Raimi.) David is a proud New Dramatists alum, a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the Juilliard School, as well as a member of the WGA and the Dramatists Guild Council.
MARK CUDDY is in his twentieth season as Artistic Director of Geva Theatre Center. This season, in addition to Good People, he will direct A Christmas Carol (which he also adapted), and the world premiere of The Road to Where, written by and starring Broadway veteran Cass Morgan. Last season he directed Clybourne Park, Pump Boys and Dinettes and A Christmas Carol. Mr. Cuddy is well known for his staging of premieres, contemporary comedies and musical theatre. Among his Geva Theatre Center productions have been the Mainstage and Nextstage productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, You Can’t Take It With You, Company, Superior Donuts The Music Man, Five Course Love, Fences; Sweeney Todd; A Christmas Story; Pride and Prejudice (which he also co-adapted); Bad Dates; Our Town; Tuesdays With Morrie; Urinetown; Splitting Infinity; Vigil; A Chorus Line; Hamlet; That Was Then (American premiere); Convenience (world premiere musical); 1776; Proof; the world premiere of Thornton Wilder’s Theophilus North which was also seen at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.; The Miser; the East Coast premieres of both House and Garden; Quilters; Art; Famous Orpheus (world premiere musical) with Garth Fagan Dance; Every Good Boy Deserves Favor with the RPO; Golf With Alan Shepard; Picasso at the Lapin Agile and State of the Union. In 2013, he was also appointed the Producer and Chief Executive of The Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA. Prior to his tenure at Geva Theatre Center, Mr. Cuddy directed a number of world and American classics while Artistic Director of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Sacramento Theatre Company.
JO WINIARSKI returns to Geva where she previously designed, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Clean House. Recent design credits include “Wishes” for Disney Cruiseline. Off-Broadway credits include Love, Loss, and What I Wore, Love Therapy, The Jewish American Princesses of Comedy, I Love You Because, and multiple shows with the Pearl Theatre Company. Other New York design credits New Georges, The New Group, Keen Company, and Clubbed Thumb. Regional design credits include the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, eight seasons at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, the Dallas Theater Center, Virginia Stage, and Capital Repertory Theatre. Ms. Winiarski is the art director on, “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” She received an Emmy nomination for “Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All.”
ANN G. WRIGHTSON
ANN G. WRIGHTSON happily returns to Geva Theatre Center where she has designed numerous shows over the years. Her recent work includes Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Asolo Rep; A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Game’s Afoot at Indiana Rep; and Fiddler on the Roof and Anna Karenina at Portland Center Stage. She designed the Broadway production of Souvenir and she was a Tony nominee for her work on the Tony Award-winning August: Osage County, which she designed for Broadway, London, Sydney and the National Tour. Past projects include The Unmentionables for Yale Repertory, UP, Tracy Letts’ The Man From Nebraska (a Pulitzer Prize finalist of 2003), Steppenwolf Theatre, ten seasons at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival; a world premiere. Other work has been seen at the Kennedy Center, the Long Wharf, Arena Stage and the National Playwrights Conference Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Awards are 2009 IRNE Award for Best Lighting for Fences at the Huntington, Backstage Garland Award for Magic Fire at OSF and an AUDELCO nomination.
LINDSAY JONES is very pleased to return to Geva Theatre Center for Good People which is his 19th production here. Broadway credits include Bronx Bombers and A Time To Kill. Off-Broadway credits include Bootycandy at Playwrights Horizons, Through the Night at Union Square/Westside Theatres, Wild With Happy at the Public Theater, Top Secret for New York Theatre Workshop, Rx at Primary Stages and many others. Regionally he has designed for the Guthrie Theatre, Center Stage, American Conservatory Theatre, Hartford Stage, South Coast Repertory, Alliance, Goodman, Arena Stage, Yale Repertory, The Old Globe, Chicago Shakespeare, Steppenwolf, Lookingglass and many others. International: Stratford Shakespeare Festival (Canada), Royal Shakespeare Company (England), as well as productions in Austria, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Scotland. Awards: Six Joseph Jefferson Awards and 21 nominations, two Ovation Awards and three nominations, LA Drama Critics Circle Award, two ASCAP Plus Awards, three Drama Desk Award nominations, 2 AUDELCO nominations and nominations for Helen Hayes, Henry Hewes Design, Barrymore, and many others. Mr. Jones was also the first sound designer to win the Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award. Film scoring includes HBO Films’ A Note of Triumph (2006 Academy Award, Best Documentary), and Family Practice for Sony Pictures.
ELISSA MYERS, CSA & PAUL FOUQUET, CSA