TONY ABATEMARCO (Mack / Pregnant
LosAngeles Theatre Center: Edward, Mack in Kingfish. Other
Theatres: Camera Lenta at Stages and Off-Broadway, Notes:
On Performance at the Wallenboyd, Plate's Symposium at The
Powerhouse, Johnny Dakota Writes It Down at the Night
House, Strider at the Cast Theatre, Kid Twist at Mark Taper
Forum Lab. Served as Artistic Director of Jacques
D'Amboise's National Dance Institute at Mark Taper
Forum; directed at Mark Taper Forum, Pasadena
Playhouse, Cast Theatre and others, founded the Accident
Theatre in 1980, the Night House in 1984. Film and TV: True
Believer with James Woods, The Man Who Was Death
(HBO),"Leap of Faith," "Beauty and Denise,"
"Moonlighting." Awards: 3 Drama-Logue Awards, 7 L. A.
Weekly Awards, L. A. Drama Critics Circle Nomination for
SEMINA DE LAURENTIS (Old Woman / Dying Man's Wife)
Other Theatres: Sr. Mary Amnesia in Nunsense in New York
and Los Angeles; Mary, Bride of Frankenstein in Have I Got
A Girl for You: The Frankenstein Musical, D by Michael
Stewart, and Gertrude Stein's A Manoir in New York; Molly
in One Touch of Venus at Goodspeed Opera House, Betsy in
A Look at the Fifties at Arena Stage; Vespina in Infidelity Foiled
at Yale University. Film and TV: "L. A. Law," "Baby
Boom." Awards: New York Outer Critics Circle Award,
Manhattan Association of Cabarets Award.
TOM FITZPATRICK (Expert Witness)
OtherTheatres:Peep Show by Abdoh and Oglesby, Oedipus,
Eva Peron, Rusty Sat on a Hill One Dawn, A Medea --
Requiem for a Boy, and The Farmyard all directed by Reza Abdoh.
Film and TV: Most recently, "Designing Women," "Highway to
Heaven, " "The Oldest Rookie," "Max Headroom."
Awards: L. A. Weekly Award, Drama-Logue Award.
KAROLE FOREMAN (Bunzo's Mother / Fisherman)
Other Theatres: Little Shop of Horrors, Peep Show, Caesar and
Cleopatra, A Midsummer Night's Dream, City Streets at Sea
World. Training at U. S. International School of Performing
and Visual Arts, Musical Theatre Workshop at ACMT.
MAUREEN KELLY (Mercy / Alice's Mother)
Los AngelesTheatre Center: The Inspector General. Other Theatres:
Channel This, Catch 27, How Green Were My Values, Orwell
That Ends Well, Mirrors At The Border with Second City
Theatre; Berlin to Broadway, Annie Get Your Gun with Illinois
Theatre Center; Marat / Sade, Landscape of the Body, Over Here
and all of the Rodgers and Hammerstein repetoire at
University of Cincinnati. Film and TV: Meeting Mom and
Dad, "What's Going On," "Lady Blue." Awards: Addy
Award and International Radio Festival Awards, AFl
EMILY KURODA (Old Woman / Dying Man's Wife)
Los Angeles Theatre Center/Los Angeles Actor's Theatre:
Jacques and his Master, As The Crow Flies, Macbeth. Other
Theatres: Two Gentlemen of Verona with L. A. Shakespeare
Festival; over 25 productions with East West Players,
including A Chorus Line, Pacific Overtures, Hokusai
Sketchbooks, Three Penny Opera, and Asaga Kimashita;
Pirandello in Singapore at Cast Theatre, Rhubarb Shoots with
Druce Schwartz in various theatres across the country;
member of LATC's Asian American Theatre Project and
Nobu McCarthy's Theatre Nova. Film and TV: Why Me,
Solo, Worth Winning with Mark Harmon, "L. A. Law"
(recurring role), "Gung IIo" (regular), " MacGyver,"
"Matlock," "American Geisha," "Highway to Heaven."
MARK CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE (Del / Alice's Father)
Los Angeles Theatre Center: Diomedes and Nexas in
Antony and Cleopatra. Other Theatres: Seven roles in Ripped
Van Winkle with San Francisco Mime Troupe. Film and TV:
Caddyshack II, Police Academy VI, Mismatch, Poison for
Showtime, "OHara," "Hill Street Ulues," "Superior Court."
ALLYSON RICE (Ruth / Magician)
Los Angeles TheatreCenter/Los Angeles Actors' Theatre:
Unified Field. Other Theatres: Daisy in Biloxi Blues and Nora
in Brighten Beach Memoirs on tour; Darlene in Partners:
The Lawyer Musical at Matrix Theatre; Bebe in A Chorus Line
at Mariott Lincolnshire Theatre in Chicago; Elsa in Hopscotch at
the Round House Theatre in Maryland; Martha at the Chicago
Opera Theatre; many performances at Northwestern University.
Go-author of the book Acting: The Guide to Chicago. Film and
TV: "Family Ties."
KEN ROHT (Alice / Fisherman)
Other Theatres: Hamlet in Peep Show directed by Reza Abdoh;
Vindice the Revenger in The Revenger's Tragedy at Grove
Shakespeare Festival. Film and TV: "The Young Americans."
MARK ROSENBLATT (Lawyer / Dying Man)
Los Angeles Theatre Center: Kappa in Alpha. Other Theatres:
Duke of Albany in Robert Wilson's King Lear at Metromedia Studios;
Mark in Bionics, Anyone? at Mark Taper Forum; Robert in A
Life in the Theatre at Olio Theatre; Medvedenko in The Sea
Gull and Rats in The Cellar at Manhattan Theatre Club; M. de
Sotenville in Georges Dandin at Berkeley Ensemble; director
and member of acting faculty at American Academy of
Dramatic Arts West. Film and TV: The Borrower, Vendetta,
appeared in , co-produced and developed "Who Parks in
These Spaces" for Embassy Television. Awards Emmy
nomination for "Who Parks in These Spaces".
NEIL ROSENGARDEN (Musician: Synthesizer, Piano,
Drums, Guitar, Trumpet) Other Theatres: Composer,
Lyricist for Over Mother's Dead Body with Brook Adams and
Leo Penn; Film and TV: composed, arranged and
performed for Gizmo, Music Supervisor for "General
Hospital", 1986-87. Other Credits: recorded with Aretha
Franklin, Brook Benton, Herbie Mann; performed with
Randy Newman, Tony Bennett, Peggy Lee, and many others.
ANDY TAYLOR (Bunzo / Musician)
Other Theatres: Peep Show, Andrew in Beyond Therapy at
South Coast Repertory, Gunnar in Vikings at Intiman Theatre in
Seattle; Henrik in A Little Night Music at Theatre West, Final
Passages at Tacoma Actors Guild, Harry Thunder in Wild Oats
at Bathhouse Theatre in Seattle. Awards: Guest Artist for Nicaragua
Department of Culture, 1986; cello soloist with Oberlin Chamber Orchestra.
REZA ABDOH (Director / Playwright) is a writer and
director who lives in Los Angeles.
TIMIAN ALSAKER (Set, Costume and Lighting Designer)
is the Head of Design for the Los Angeles Theatre Center.
Beginning his career in 1973 in London, he was Assistant to
John Bury at the National Theatre of Great Britain and
Associate Designer and Head of Design for the National
Theatre's season at the Institute of Contemporary Art,
London. From 1976-1982, Mr. Alsaker was Head of Design
of the National Theatre of Norway, Bergen . His 100-plus set,
costume and lighting designs have been on stages throughout
Europe, in addition to his work in musicals, film, and
TV. At the Theatre Center, his credits include Company,
Three Sisters, Nanawatai, Boesman and Lena, The Sound of the
Voice / As the Crow Flies, Spain / 36, Barabbas, Alpha, Happy
Days, The Glass Menagerie, Jacques and his Master, Antony and
Cleopatra. Sarcophagus, King Lear, Roosters and Demon Wine.
BILL BUSHNELL (Artistic Producing Director) is the recipi-
ent of the 24th annual Marge Jones Award for outstanding
continuing production of new American plays. He is the
primary force behind the creation of the Theatre Center and
is responsible for both the creative work and management of
the Center. The recipient of numerous critics' nominations
and awards as a director and producer, "Bush" has directed
27 productions for LAAT/LATC. He serves on the Execu-
tive Committee of the Theatre Center Board of Trustees, the
Board of Directors of the California Theatre Coundl, and the
Governing Board of the American--Soviet Theatre Initiative
BRADFORD FOWLER (Projection Designer) designed the
projections (in collaboration with Douglas Smith) for
Kingfish at LATC in 1988. He graduated from Art Center
College of Design in Pasadena in 1979, and then began a
career in commercial photography, as well as making
animated TV commercials. I-Lis work since then has
included album covers for A&M and Warner Brothers
Records, wall murals for Kaiser I'ermanante, brochures for
Toyota, and audio-visual shows for Honda Motorcycles. his
fine art photography is in the collections of Bank of America,
IBM, and Foote, Cone & Belding. Currently, his fascination
is with painted light photography. All of the images in
Minamata were lit with a flashlight.
JON GOTTLIEB (Sound Designer) LATC's Resident Sound
Designer, has been heard in virtually every production since
the Theatre Center's opening. Notable productions include
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (recipient of the 1987 NAACP and
Drama-Logue Awards), The Film Society (1987 Drama-
logue Award), Barnbbas, lacques and His Master, Tamer of
Horses (1987 NAACP Image Award), and most recently
Kingfish, The Seagull, Stars in the Morning Sky, and A Burning
Bench. He is a three-time winner of the L.A. Drama Critics
Circle Award for his designs for lourney's End, Nanawatai,
and Bent. He is also the recipient of the 1988 L. A. Weekly
Award for Career Achievement, and recently became an
adjunct Assistant Professor of Drama on the faculty of USC.
RENE OLIVAS GUBERNICK (Choreographer) has
previously shown his choreography at LATC in Una Noche
Experimental, a program of experimental dance. He has
worked in Los Angeles with Ridy Perez, Two Snake Dance
and Design, Bella Lewitzsky, Gloria Newman, Los Angeles
Choreographers and Dancers, Dance/LA, SHALE: M. J.
Eisenberg Co, and Vision Inter-Arts. He was the recipient of
the Vanguard Award from the Los Angeles Area Dance
Alliance in 1981, 1982, and 1983. In 1984-85, RenC received
a Fulbright Fellowship in choreography which took him to
Mexico where he worked with various companies. In
addition, he has performed his choreography at the
Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and theatres in Latin
America and Asia. Rene is currently touring California with
SHOK-T, a modern dance trio. He will present Of Widows
and Generals, a multi-media dance/theatre piece during the
Kaleidescope Summer Dance Festival in Los Angeles.
MORGAN JENNESS (Dramaturg) worked as dramaturg,
Literary Manager and Director of New Projects at Joseph
Papp's Public Theatre from 1980 to 1988. She has acted as
dramaturg and director in many new play development
programs at regional theatres throughout the country.
Currently, she is a consulting dramaturg to the Los Angeles
Theatre Center and the New York Theatre Workshop.
FREDRIC MYROW (Composer) graduated from USC and
completed his studies in Rome and Paris. He was composer-
in-residence with the New York Philharmonic under
Leonard Bernstein, and the pianist with Evenings For New
Music at Carnegie Hall. I-Ie has composed 26 film scores,
including Soylent Green and Scarecrow. From 1983 to 1986,
he was the Music Director of the Los Angeles Theatre
Center, producing 36 concert performances and writing
original music for numerous productions, including Sure
Feels Good, Nanawatai, and Triumph of the SpiderMonkey. His
other compositions for the theatre include music for Henry
IV, Part I at the American National Theatre at the Kennedy
Center, and Landscape of the Body at the Court Theatre. His
collaboration with Reza Abdoh began in 1986 when he
composed music for Rusty Sat on a Hill One Dawn and
Watched the Sun Go Down at Stages. He is currently
composing an orchestral piece commissioned by the NEA.
MIRA-LANI OGLESBY (Playwright) is a teacher and writer
who lives in Los Angeles with her husband.
SUSAN SLAGLE (Stage Manager) recently stage managed
80 Days and Once In a Lifetime for the La Jolla Playhouse.
She spent three seasons at the Dallas Theatre Center
working under Adrian Hall and Eugene Lee, and then
went on to serve as Production Stage Manager at both the
New Arts Theatre and Stage #1. In addition to theatre,
Slagle has stage managed ballet and rock 'n roll. Recently,
she served as the Production Stage Manager on Churchkey
Charlie Blue, written by Jim Lehrer and produced as part
of the Eudora Welty New Play Series in Jackson,
DOUGLAS D. SMITH (Lighting and Projections Designer) is
an Associate Designer of the Theatre Center, and has
completed more than 15 set and/or lighting designs for
LATC. He is a three-time Drama-Logue Award winner for
the LATC productions of Kingfish, House of Correction, and
Cat's Paw. Other designs include Roosters, What the Butler
Saw, Elizabeth: Almost by Chance a Woman, The Marriage of
Figaro, A Streetcar Named Desire, La Victima, Stars in the
Morning Sky, and The Tempest. In addition ,he has many
commercial and music video credits as well as a season with
the Santa Fe Opera Company.
DIANE WHITE (Producer) has been with the Theatre Cen-
ter from its inception as the Los Angeles Actors' Theatre in
1975. Among her producing credits are Statements After an
Arrest Under the Immorality Act, The Widow's Blind Date, the
award winning production of Eden, 2 by South, The Sun
Always Shines for the Cool, Artaud at Xodez, Secret Honor (Co-
Producer), Sherlock's Iast Case, and the English language
premiere of Samuel Beckett's Company. She has produced
Three Sisters, Nanawatai, Boesman and Lena, The Petrified For-
est, Tartuffe, Barabbas, Tamer of Horses, The Film Society, The
Class Menagerie, lacques and His Master, Antony and Cleopatra,
Sarcophagus, and, most recently, The Inspector General and
Kingfish among others at the Theatre Center. Ms. White is
the recipient of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle's
Margaret Harford Award for distinguished achievement in