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Ellen McLaughlin
Margaret

Broadway: Angels in America (Walter Kerr Theater). Off Broadway: Blue Window (Manhattan Theater Club); The Bacchae (LaMaMa); A Bright Room Called Day (Public Theater); String of Pearls (Primary Stages). Regional: Penelope, The Year of Magical Thinking, All My Sons (Playmakers’ Rep. N.C.); A Delicate Balance (Yale Rep. and Arena Stage, D.C.); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (McCarter Theater, N.J.); Hedda Gabbler, Ghosts (Berkeley Repertory Theater); Fen, Road, Angels in America (Eureka Theater, SF, CA); King Lear (Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Portland); A Girl’s Life, Three Penny Opera (Trinity Rep., RI); Cryptogram (Yale Rep.); Angels in America (Mark Taper Forum, L.A.); Top Girls (Williamstown, MA); Homebody/Kabul (Intiman Theatre, Seattle). T.V.: Law & Order. McLaughlin is also an award-winning playwright whose plays have received numerous Off-Broadway, regional and international productions.

Eric Riedmann
Stevie

Eric Riedmann is absolutely thrilled to return to SRT this season, after playing “The Gentleman Caller” in The Glass Menagerie. Additional stage credits include The Art of Racing in the Rain at Book-It Rep, A Single Shard at Seattle Children’s Theatre, Collektor’s production of A Lie of the Mind at ACT, The Violet Hour at Seattle Public Theatre, Sherlock Holmes... at Taproot Theatre, The Last Night of Ballyhoo at Second Story Rep, and more. National film and television credits include NBC’s Grimm, TNT’s Leverage, and Disney’s 10 Things I Hate About You. Eric sends love to Jesse & Scout.

Cynthia Lauren Tewes
Dottie

Cindy has been playing other people for more than 35 years on stage, film, television and in voice work for games and commercials. Regional credits include the La Mirada Playhouse, Coronet Theatre and The Matrix Theatre in California, Arizona Theatre Company, Long Wharf Theatre, the C.O.S.T. tour on the east coast and most of the major theatres in Seattle (Seattle Repertory Theatre, Intiman Playhouse, A Contemporary Theatre, The 5th Avenue, TAG, Empty Space). At the Rep, Cindy has played in A Delicate Balance, The O’Connor Girls and The Cider House Rules Parts 1&2 as well as numerous readings of new plays.

Marianne Owen
Jean

Marianne was a member of Dan Sullivan’s acting company at the Rep and has worked on many other Seattle stages over the past 26 years. She was most recently in Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet at Book-It and Lewis Black’s One Slight Hitch at ACT. A founding member of the American Repertory Theatre Co., she has also worked at George St. Playhouse, N.Y. Public Theatre, Arizona Theatre Co., La Jolla Playhouse, Rep. Theatre of St. Louis, Playwrights Horizons, Guthrie Theatre, Goodman Theatre, and toured nationally in The Real Thing. She is an Affiliated Artist with ACT, has an MFA from Yale School of Drama, and is a weaver.

John Bolger
Mike

John Bolger played Juror 12 in George Street Playhouse’s acclaimed production of Twelve Angry Men last season. National Tours: South Pacific and Dirty Dancing; cover for That Face at MTC; Lips Together, Teeth Apart at George Street; Richard III at Hartford Stage; The Real Thing and Antony and Cleopatra at The Old Globe; Light Up The Sky at The Roundabout; Lady From Maxim’s at The Huntington; Safe Sex at La Mama; Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, The Sea Plays, Ages of Man, with The Willow Cabin Theatre Co. TV: The Black Donnelly’s, Sex and the City, Law & Order, NYPD Blue, General Hospital, One Life to Live, Another World. Film: Just Looking, Parting Glances, Black and White.

Zakiya Young
Kate

Zakiya Young made her Broadway play debut as the offstage standby for Tracie Thoms and Condola Rashad in Stick Fly. Her Broadway musical debut was in the original cast of The Little Mermaid playing Atina, a Mersister. Favorite roles include: Aida in Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida (Starlight Theatre), Betty in White Christmas (Syracuse Stage), Miss California in Little Miss Sunshine (La Jolla Playhouse) and Lois Lane in It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane…It’s Superman (Dallas Theater Center).
She is the first black actress known to have played that iconic role in any Superman project. Zakiya was a soloist with the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir and can be seen in various television commercials. Love to family, friends and The Mine. Jeremiah 29:11. www.zakiyayoung.com

David Lindsay-Abaire
Playwright

David Lindsay-Abaire is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Rabbit Hole, which was made into a feature film. He is the author of Fuddy Meers, Wonder of the World, A Devil Inside and Kimberly Akimbo, as well as the book and lyrics to Shrek the Musical. He has written the screen plays for Rabbit Hole and the recent Rise of the Guardians and the upcoming Oz:The Great and Powerful. Born in South Boston, he now lives in Brooklyn.

David Saint
Director

David Saint is thrilled to be back at SRT where he has directed eight productions and served as Associate Artistic Director to Dan Sullivan. This is David Saint’s fifteenth season as Artistic Director of George Street Playhouse. In that time he has directed thirty one mainstage productions, most recently, Twelve Angry Men, The Nutcracker and I, God of Carnage, Fox on the Fairway, Creating Claire, and Sylvia. His time here has been marked by collaborations with such artists as Keith Carradine, Tyne Daly, Rachel Dratch, Sandy Duncan, Boyd Gaines, A.R. Gurney, Uta Hagen, Jack Klugman, Dan Lauria, Kathleen Marshall, Anne Meara, David Hyde Pierce, Chita Rivera, Paul Rudd, Stephen Sondheim, Marlo Thomas, Eli Wallach and many others including a remarkable partnership with Arthur Laurents. In addition many new award winning works have begun their life here during his tenure such as The Toxic Avenger, Proof, The Spitfire Grill, and It Shoulda Been You. He most recently directed the National Tour of West Side Story and has also directed on Broadway, off-Broadway and regionally at Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, Primary Stages, McCarter, Williamstown, Pasadena Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public, Long Wharf and many others on premieres by writers such as Aaron Sorkin, Wendy Wasserstein, Peter Parnell, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Joe Di Pietro and Jonathan Larson. He is the recipient of the Alan Schneider Award, Helen Hayes Award, L.A. Drama Critics Award, several Drama Logue Awards and is the President of The Laurents/Hatcher Foundation.

James Youmans
Scenic Designer

So many wonderful collaborations with Mr. Saint that he can’t remember when it all began. Broadway: Come Fly Away (Twyla Tharp); West Side Story; Gypsy (Patti Lupone); Swinging on a Star. Off-Broadway: Matt and Ben; Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Jeffrey; Sight Unseen; After Play; The Petrified Prince (dir: Harold Prince); The Swan (Public Theater); Raised in Captivity (Nicky Silver). Regional Theater: The Guthrie Theater, Goodspeed Opera House, The Alley Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, George Street Playhouse, and many others. Live Events: Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus, Disney Live, Disney On Ice, Opryland, Universal Studios Hollywood. TV: Partnering with Clickspring Design on numerous Broadcast Design Environments for such clients as CNN, MSNBC, Fox Sports, Univision, CBS, NBC and many others. Upcoming: Other Desert Cities at The Guthrie Theater and Elizabeth Egloff’s Ether Dome at La Jolla Playhouse.

David Murin
Costume Designer

David Murin has designed sixteen productions at George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, NJ, including The Nutcracker and I, Ken Ludwig’s The Fox on the Fairway, Sylvia, Doubt, The Things You Least Expect, Gunmetal Blues, Celadine, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, Agnes of God, Wilderness of Mirrors, Proof, The Sisters Rosensweig, Human Events, Darlene and The Guest Lecturer and Down the Garden Paths. Broadway credits include Steel Magnolias, Ned and Jack, Devour the Snow, Mixed Emotions, Blues in the Night and Gorey Stories. Off-Broadway Mr. Murin has designed Crimes of the Heart, directed by Kathleen Turner, and the recent revival of The Foreigner with Matthew Broderick, The Fourth Wall, The Middle Ages, Lady House Blues, The Common Pursuit, Translations, The Baby Dance, Jane Avril and Down the Garden Paths. Regional credits include The Alley Theatre, McCarter Theater, Seattle Repertory, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre, Pittsburgh Public, Paper Mill Playhouse, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Berkshire Theatre Festival and Long Wharf Theatre. Mr. Murin has designed made-for-television movies and received an Emmy for ABC’s Ryan’s Hope. Mr. Murin is in his twenty-second year serving on the design faculty of Rutgers University. Recently, Mr. Murin had the pleasure of designing the 137th edition of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Charlie Morrison
Lighting Designer

NYC: Groovaloo (off B’way), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Madison Square Garden). National and International Tours: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Miss Saigon, Aida (US, Taiwan, & China), Guys and Dolls, Groovaloo (LA, Foxwoods, & US Tour), My Fair Lady, The King and I (US Tour & Korea), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Gypsy, 42nd Street (US & Japan), Smokey Joe’s Café, The Who’s Tommy (Europe & Japan), Titanic, The Music Man. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC), Goodspeed Musicals, Theatre Under the Stars, Kansas City Starlight, Playmaker’s Rep, Tulsa Opera, many others. Charlie is the recipient of the 2006 and 2007 Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Lighting Design and has been nominated for seven Helen Hayes Awards. Website: www.cmlighting.com.

Scott Killian
Sound Designer/Composer

Good People marks Scott’s 2nd collaboration with Director David Saint. Off-B’way: Volpone, Duchess of Malfi, Edward the Second, Women Beware Women (Red Bull Theater); Side Effects (MCC); Sarah, Sarah; Five by Tenn; A Picasso (Lortel Award nomination); The Other Side (Manhattan Theatre Club); Steve and Idi, Miss Julie (Rattlestick Theater). Regional: Berkshire Theatre Festival (Resident Composer/Sound Designer-over 30 productions), Shakespeare & Company (Resident Artist), Theatre Calgary, Alley Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Westport Country Playhouse, Shakespeare Theatre DC, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Huntington Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Vancouver Playhouse.

Michael B. Paul
Stage Manager

Mr. Paul’s first show with Seattle Rep was Newcomer for the 1982 M.O.B Tour. The following year, he celebrated the Rep’s 20th Anniversary with Taking Steps. For the 30th Anniversary Season: Substance of Fire and the legendary production of The Flying Karamazov Brothers in The Brothers Karamazov. For the 40th Anniversary: Copenhagen; Light Up the Sky; Boys Gets Girl and How I Learned What I Learned, written by and starring August Wilson. Mr. Paul is pleased to celebrate the Rep’s 50th Anniversary with Good People.

Michael John Egan
Assistant Stage Manager

Broadway: Les Misérables, Man of La Mancha, Never Gonna Dance. National Tours: Billy Elliot, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Cabaret, Mamma Mia!. Seattle Rep: The Imaginary Invalid, How To Write A New Book For The Bible. Seattle Opera: Wagner’s Ring Cycle, Porgy & Bess, Carmen, Parsifal, Lohengrin, Iphigenie en Tauride. Spoleto Festival USA: The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, La Cenerentola, Kepler. Other credits include Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 5th Avenue Theatre, ACT Theatre, Kansas City Starlight. Mike is proud to say that he was an English major in college.

George Street Playhouse
Co-Producer

Under the leadership of Artistic Director David Saint, George Street Playhouse has become a nationally-recognized theater committed to producing new works, including the world premiere of The Toxic Avenger, which became the theratre’s highest-grossing musical before moving off-Broadway in 2009. GSP has also been represented around the world by productions of The Spitfire Grill and the Tony® and Pulitzer Prize winning play Proof which was developed in GSP’s Next Stage Festival. The world premiere of It Shoulda Been You, starring Tyne Daly and directed by David Hyde Pierce, recently broke all box office records and is anticipating a move to Broadway. In addition to its mainstage season, GSP’s Educational Touring Theatre features four issue-oriented productions that are seen by more than 40,000 students annually.
McCorkle Casting Ltd. Pat McCorkle (C.S.A.) and Associate Casting Director Joe Lopick have cast the Tony nominated Broadway production End of the Rainbow and highly acclaimed off Broadway plays; Tribes and Our Town both directed by David Cromer. A partial listing of Broadway casts include; High, The Lieutenant Of Inishmore, The Glass Menagerie, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, Amadeus, She Loves Me, Blood Brothers, A Few Good Men. Notable Off-Broadway projects include; Falling, Freud’s Last Session, Almost Maine, Ears On A Beatle, Down The Garden Paths, Killer Joe, Mrs. Klein, Driving Miss Daisy. Films include: Premium Rush, Junction, Ghost Town, Bereft, Secret Window, Basic, The Thomas Crown Affair, The 13th Warrior, Madeline, Die Hard with a Vengeance, School Ties, Splash, End of the Line, Brenda Star, etc. and for television; Sesame Street, 27 East, Electric Company, Californication (Emmy nomination), Hack (CBS), Education of Max Bickford (CBS), 3Lbs (CBS), Barbershop, Chapelle’s Show, Remember Wenn, among many others. The upcoming film, My Man is a Loser is scheduled for release in 2013.