JORDAN BRODESS (Ken) is thrilled to be making his debut at Dallas Theater Center. Regional: Eat Your Heart Out (36th Humana Festival), The End (35th Humana Festival), and A Christmas Carol, Actors Theatre of Louisville. Film: The Killer Inside Me (IFC Films),The Art of Kissing (New School). Jordan was an apprentice at both the Shaw Festival (Ontario) and Actors Theatre of Louisville, and holds a BFA from the University of Oklahoma.
KIERAN CONNOLLY (Mark Rothko) is a member of the Brierley Resident Acting Company. DTC roles include: The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity; Next Fall; Dividing The Estate; Laramie Project Revisited; The Seagull; A Christmas Carol. National credits: The Utah Shakespeare Festival; PlayMaker's Repertory; Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival; Centre Stage; Boston Repertory; Camden Shakespeare Festival. Other Dallas credits: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf; King Lear (Kitchen Dog Theater); Bluebeard's Castle (The Dallas Opera); Much Ado About Nothing (Dallas Shakespeare Festival).
JOEL FERRELL (Director) is Associate Artistic Director at DTC. DTC directing/choreography credits include: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Cabaret; A Christmas Carol (2005-2009, 2011, 2012). DTC directing credits include: God of Carnage; Dividing the Estate; reasons to be pretty; The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later; and Cotton Patch Gospel(starring its creator Tom Key). DTC choreography credits include: It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman; A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Who's Tommy and My Fair Lady. DFW credits include: Proof (Plano Rep); Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Baltimore Waltz (Stage West); Pygmalion (Fort Worth Shakespeare); the premiere of Huck Finn(Classical Acting Company). Mr. Ferrell is a former Artistic Director of Casa Mañana Musicals Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas. He served for two years on the selection committee for the National Alliance of Musical Theatre's New Works Festival in New York City and has worked extensively around the country for Portland Center Stage, Papermill Playhouse, Ford's Theatre and North Shore Music Theatre among others.
BOB LAVALLEE (Scenic Designer) DTC: The Second City Does Dallas; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Cabaret; A Christmas Carol (2005-2011). Production Designer, Barney and Friends, PBS. Senior Designer, Peter Wolfs, Dallas. Resident Designer, Casa Mañana, Fort Worth. 65 productions, children's theater/musicals: Dreamgirls (Dir. David Thome);Lettuce and Lovage (Dir. Kent Paul); Chess (Dir. Rob Marshall); My Way (Dir. Joel Ferrell); Westport Playhouse, Phantom(Dir. Paul Blake); Amphibian Stage, Three Days of Rain (Dir. Adrienne Campbell-Holt). Set Design: The Verizon Academic All-American Hall of Fame Awards, Waldorf Astoria. Film Production Design: Searching for Sonny (Dir. Andrew Disney).
JENNIFER ABLES (Costume Designer) DTC: The Second City Does Dallas; To Kill a Mockingbird; Henry IV. Alabama Shakespeare Festival: Charlotte's Web. Oklahoma Shakespeare Festival: Macbeth; The Winter's Tale. University of Texas at Dallas: Dr. Calagari's Cabinet; The Comedy of Errors; Monkey: The Quest to the West; Alpha Male; R.U.R.; The Way They Shine. WaterTower Theater: As You Like It. Risk Theater Initiative: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. Florida Repertory Theater: All My Sons; The Underpants; Absurd Person Singular; Sly Fox; Amy's View. Jennifer has been the costume shop manager at Dallas Theater Center since December 2008 and holds an MFA in costume design from Florida State University.
AARON JOHANSEN (Lighting Designer) DTC: The Second City Does Dallas; A Christmas Carol. Before moving to Dallas six years ago, Aaron received his B.S. in theatre design and technology with an emphasis in lighting design from Ball State University. By day Aaron is Master Electrician for Dallas Theater Center. Lighting credits include: Ruth, Turn of the Screw and Macbeth(Kitchen Dog); Pluck the Day (Second Thought Theatre); Baby, the Musical (PFamily Arts); 2010-2011 Gala and numerous parties and dinners (DTC); Hair; J.B.; Coppelia; Cabaret; Erratica; The Colored Museum and numerous dance pieces (Ball State).
NATE FLANAGAN (Sound Designer)
JEFF GIFFORD (Production Manager) is thrilled to be leading the great group of talented artists here at DTC who create everything you see on stage. Every day brings a new challenge and never a dull moment. World premieres are especially fun to work on and Jeff has participated in more than 30 of them. Jeff has been a Production Manager for more than 20 years and holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts.
MEGAN WINTERS (Assistant Stage Manager) DTC: The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (ASM);Tigers Be Still (SM), The Tempest (ASM);Dividing the Estate; The Trinity River Plays; A Christmas Carol (PA). Second Thought Theatre: Thom Pain (based on nothing) (PSM). Shakespeare Dallas: Comedy of Errors (ASM). AT&T Performing Arts Center, Opening Gala: Act 1 & 3 (ASM). Olney Theatre Center: Cinderella And Her Sisters (SM); Never Grow Up Gala; Peter Pan; King of the Jews (ASM). Seaside Repertory Theatre: Fuddy Meers; The Stinky Cheeseman and Other Fairly Stupid Tales; The Gulf Coast Comedy Festival '07-08; The Flaws (PSM). The Comedy Addiction Tour; Beauty and the Beast (SM).
One of the leading regional theaters in the country, Dallas Theater Center (DTC) performs to an audience of more than 115,000 North Texas residents annually. Founded in 1959, DTC is now a resident company of the AT&T Performing Arts Center and presents its Mainstage season at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, designed by REX/OMA, Joshua Prince-Ramus and Rem Koolhaas and at its original home, the Kalita Humphreys Theater, the only freestanding theater designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty and Managing Director Heather M. Kitchen, DTC produces a seven-play subscription series of classics, musicals and new plays and an annual production of A Christmas Carol; extensive education programs, including Project Discovery, SummerStage and partnerships with Southern Methodist University's Meadows School of the Arts and Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts; and community outreach efforts including leading the DFW Foote Festival and recent collaborations with the Dallas Public Library, Dallas Holocaust Museum, North Texas Food Bank, Dallas Opera, and Dallas Black Dance Theater. Throughout its history, DTC has produced many new works, including The Texas Trilogy by Preston Jones in 1978, Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men (directed by Adrian Hall) in 1986, and recent premieres of Giant by Michael John LaChiusa and Sybille Pearson, The Trinity River Plays by ReGina Taylor, the revised It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Charles Strouse and Lee Adams, Give It Up! (now titled Lysistrata Jones and recently on Broadway) by Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn, Sarah, Plain and Tall by Julia Jordan, Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin and The Good Negro by Tracey Scott Wilson.