JAMIE PACHINO is thrilled to be back at Geva Theatre Center, which premiered her play Splitting Infinity in 2006. An award-winning playwright, screenwriter and television writer, her plays have been produced in four countries, commissioned, published and named the winner of the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays production grant, the Laurie Foundation Theatre Visionary Award, Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson (“Jeff”) Award for Best New Work, the Pinter Prize Gold Medal for Drama, and the Francesca Primus Prize by the American Theatre Critics Association, among many others. Her plays have been produced and developed by such theatres as Steppenwolf, Long Wharf, Hartford Stage, American Conservatory Theatre, San Jose Rep, Pasadena Playhouse, Northlight, Florida Stage, A Contemporary Theatre, and the Women’s Playwright Conference in Athens, Greece. On television, Ms. Pachino has written for the series “Chicago PD” (NBC), “Halt and Catch Fire” (AMC), “Franklin & Bash” (TNT) and “Fairly Legal” (USA) as well as teleplays for the Hallmark Hall of Fame, Hallmark Channel, Lifetime Television and UP. Her newest movie premiered on Amazon this past November, An American Girl Story – Maryellen 1955: Extraordinary Christmas. As a screenwriter, she has written features for DreamWorks, Disney, Vanguard Films, Walden Media, and Lions Gate. Ms. Pachino has served on the faculties of Northwestern University (her alma mater), University of California Irvine, National Louis University, Columbia College and the Chicago Academy of the Arts. She is a proud member of the WGA, The Playwrights Center, and the International Center for Women Playwrights and makes her home in Los Angeles.
Kimberly Senior makes her Geva Theatre Center debut. New York credits include the Broadway production of Disgraced; Chris Gethard’s Career Suicide, presented by Judd Apatow at the Lynn Redgrave; Engagements at Second Stage Uptown; The Who and The What, and Disgraced at Lincoln Center Theater 3. Chicago Credits include Support Group for Men, Disgraced and Rapture, Blister, Burn at the Goodman Theatre; The Scene, Marjorie Prime, The Diary of Anne Frank, Hedda Gabler and The Letters at Writers Theatre; Discord, 4000 Miles, and The Whipping Man at Northlight Theatre; Want, and The North Plan at Steppenwolf; Disgraced for American Theatre Company; Inana, My Name is Asher Lev, All My Sons and Dolly West’s Kitchen for TimeLine Theatre; The Great God Pan, After the Revolution, Madagascar, The Overwhelming and The Busy World is Hushed at Next; Waiting for Lefty at American Blues among others. Regional credits include Sex with Strangers at the Geffen Playhouse; Disgraced at the Mark Taper Forum, Berkley Repertory Theatre and Seattle Repertory Theatre; The Who and The What at La Jolla Playhouse; Little Gem at City Theatre; The Game’s Afoot, Murder on the Nile and A Few Good Men at Peninsula Players and Mauritius at Theatre Squared in Fayetteville, AR. Television credits include “Chris Gethard’s Career Suicide” (HBO/Funny or Die). Ms. Senior was awarded the prestigious Alan Schneider Award at the 2016 TCG Conference. She is also a 2013 Finalist for the SDCF Joe A. Callaway Award. She is the recipient of the 2016 Special Non-Equity Jeff Award for her Chicago career achievements as a trail blazer, champion and role model for emerging artists. She is the incredibly proud mother of Noah (10) and Delaney (8). She is a member of SDC. www.kimberlysenior.net
JACK MAGAW previously designed scenery for Superior Donuts and Evie’s Waltz among others at Geva Theatre Center. Recent Off-Broadway, Chicago and regional design credits include Evita at Kansas City Rep; The Flick at Steppenwolf Theatre; Rapture ,Blister, Burn at Goodman Theatre; The Who and The What at Lincoln Center Theatre-LCT3 and La Jolla Playhouse; Long Day’s Journey Into Night and Gem of the Ocean at the Court Theatre; East Texas Hot Links and The Diary of Anne Frank at Writers’ Theatre; Amadeus, South Pacific and Charley’s Aunt for Utah Shakespeare Festival; South Pacific at the Clarence Brown Theatre; Man of La Mancha and The Mousetrap at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre and Discord and Mothers and Sons at Northlight Theatre. Ten Joseph Jefferson Award nominations include designs for The Diary of Anne Frank at Writers’ Theatre and Long Day’s Journey Into Night at the Court Theatre. Upcoming projects include A Flea in Her Ear for American Players Theatre and Fences at Kansas City Rep. Mr. Magaw lives in Chicago and teaches design at The Theatre School at DePaul University. www.jackmagaw.com
NAN ZABRISKIE makes her Geva Theatre Center debut with Other Than Honorable. She is a costume designer in the Chicago area where her frequently Jeff-nominated costumes have been seen at Writer’s Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Steppenwolf, the Goodman Theatre, Court Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Peninsula Players Theatre, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Victory Gardens, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, the Joffrey Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance, River North Dance Co., Giordano’s Jazz Dance Theatre, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, Ms. Zabriskie works extensively in stage makeup where she designs makeups then trains actors to implement them at Goodman Theatre and Steppenwolf among others. She designed the makeup and prosthetics for Grace on Broadway with Michael Shannon. She was founder and co-artistic director of the original Chicago Children’s Theatre, an American Alliance for Theatre and Dance Award-winner for which she designed sets and costumes for 25 productions. She formed and runs the makeup and wig program at the Theatre School of DePaul University and is the Director of Wigs and Hair Chicago, a professional program designed to train theatrical wigmakers. Most recently she started the Chicago Green Theatre Alliance in collaboration with the League of Chicago Theatres. CGTA seeks to help theatres work together to reduce their carbon footprint as they produce their work.
JOSH EPSTEIN makes his Geva Theatre Center debut with Other Than Honorable. He has designed lighting at many of the top regional theatres in the country including the Mark Taper Forum, The Guthrie, Kirk Douglas Theatre (with Kimberly Senior), The Goodman, Pasadena Playhouse, South Coast Repertory, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Trinity Repertory Company, Baltimore Center Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, Alliance Theater, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Playmakers Repertory and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. He has served as an adjunct professor at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television since 2014. Mr. Epstein received his M.F.A. from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He is a recipient of the NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Designers and a Member of the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference Artistic Council. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three daughters. www.joshepsteindesign.com.
Original Music & Sound Design
LINDSAY JONES is very pleased to return to Geva Theatre Center for Other Than Honorable which is his 23rd production here. Broadway credits include Bronx Bombers and A Time to Kill. Off-Broadway credits include Privacy, Dry Powder, and Barbecue at the Public Theater, Bootycandy at Playwrights Horizons, Through the Night at Union Square/Westside Theatres, Top Secret for New York Theatre Workshop, Rx at Primary Stages and many others. Regionally he has designed for the Guthrie Theater, 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 Ireland, Austria, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Scotland. Awards: Seven Joseph Jefferson Awards and 24 nominations, two Ovation Awards and three nominations, LA Drama Critics Circle Award, two ASCAP Plus Awards, three Drama Desk Award nominations, 2 AUDELCO nominations 2 Helen Hayes nominations, 2 Barrymore nominations, 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.
MILES POLASKI makes his Geva Theatre Center debut. New York credits include productions with: The Flea Theater (Drama Desk nominee and Jeff Award nominee for Fulfillment 2016), Transport Group, Playwrights Realm, National Asian American Theatre Company, Ma-Yi Theater Company, Pace Gallery, and MBL Productions, among others. Chicago credits include productions with: Chicago Shakespeare, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, American Theater Company, Red Tape Theatre (Jeff Award for Mouse in a Jar), Chicago Dramatists, The Gift Theatre, Collaboraction Theatre, Steep Theatre, and About Face Theatre, among others. He was the resident sound and projection designer for five seasons at Barter Theatre, in Abingdon, VA where he designed over 65 musicals and plays. www.MilesPolaski.com
RACHEL DART’s recent directing credits include work at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Ensemble Studio Theatre/Youngblood, Culture Project, The Flea, York Theatre, The Atlantic Alumni Workshop and Acting School, and Prospect Theater Company. Ms. Dart has assisted at The Vineyard, BAM, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Roundabout Theatre Company, The Acting Company, and Manhattan Theatre Club (Jonathan Alper Directing Fellow). She recieved her B.F.A. from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. racheldart.com
Literary Director/Resident Dramaturg
JENNI WERNER is in her sixth season as the Literary Director and Resident Dramaturg at Geva Theatre Center. Ms. Werner has served as the dramaturg on twenty Geva productions, including world premieres of plays by Wendy MacLeod, Deborah Zoe Laufer, Cass Morgan and Nora Cole. She also produces Geva’s Festival of New Theatre and leads the development of new plays at Geva. Previously, she served as the Director of Programming at Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the non-profit theatre field. From 2005-2011, Ms. Werner produced TCG’s annual National Conference, curating the content and organizing the logistics for the largest national gathering of professionals in the non-profit theatre field. For six years, she was also an adjunct instructor in the Program in Educational Theatre at New York University, and the resident dramaturg of NYU’s Looking for Shakespeare program for high school students. She is now an adjunct instructor in the English department at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She has an M.F.A. in dramaturgy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a B.A. in theatre and history from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. Ms. Werner serves on the board of directors for ImageOut, Rochester’s LGBT Film Festival.
FRANK CAVALLO has stage managed numerous productions for Geva over several seasons. Earlies this season he stage managed A Christmas Carol. Previous productions include The May Queen, Spamalot!, Women in Jeopardy!, A Christmas Carol, Good People, Last Gas, The 39 Steps, Superior Donuts, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Anything Goes, The Glass Menagerie, 5 Guys Named Moe, Below The Belt, A Raisin In The Sun, Dancing At Lughnasa, Jitney, Vigil and several world premieres including Geva’s original productions of Convenience and 5 Course Love. He has also stage managed for several other regional theatres, been the production manager for the Rochester Children’s Theatre and toured for Poetry In Motion with Ms. Salome Jens’ one woman show…About Anne, featuring the poetry of Anne Sexton.