Crossing Delancey

Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
Crossing
Oct 7 - Nov 25, 2017
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
Recommended for ages 10+

The play that inspired the hit film, Crossing Delancey is the story of Izzy, a beautiful, intelligent, single young woman, and her 80-year-old Bubbie, who is determined to see her granddaughter get married before she dies. Giving Cupid a nudge, this irascible granny hires a matchmaker and sets out to find her granddaughter the perfect mate. But will Sam, the neighborhood pickle man, be the kind of man Izzy has in mind? Performed at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta’s warm and intimate Morris & Rae Frank Theatre, this hilarious and heartwarming play takes a bemused look at the clash between traditional Jewish-American immigrant culture and the more modern aspirations of the next generation.  

playwright
Susan Sandler
director
Leora Morris

Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta

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Located in Dunwoody, the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) is one of the nation’s largest Jewish community centers.  MJCCA is committed to strengthening the quality of life in Atlanta.  Open and welcoming to all, its NAEYC-accredited preschools, award-winning camps, outstanding cultural events, and invigorating sports and fitness programs engage and connect the community. 

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“The MJCCA is pleased to welcome the Alliance Theatre’s production of Crossing Delancey. This play’s themes of family, memory, and finding one’s soulmate celebrate and complement the mission of the MJCCA.”
Noah Aronson, Chair, MJCCA Arts & Culture

Cast

Troubadour, Disgraced, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Vera Stark, Good People, August: Osage County, Eurydice, Tennis In Nablus, A Christmas Carol. Atlanta: Between Riverside And Crazy, RACE (True Colors Theatre), Seminar, Becky Shaw (Actor’s Express), Freud’s Last Session (Theatrical Outfit), The Tempest (Georgia Shakespeare), Women In Jeopardy, Boeing Boeing (Aurora Theatre). Off-Broadway: Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight, Valparaiso, Flu Season. Regional: Hartford TheaterWorks, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Sacramento’s B St. Theater, San Jose Rep, San Francisco’s Magic Theater. Film & TV: The Founder, Million Dollar Arm, Last of Robin Hood, “Stranger Things,” “Being Mary Jane,” “House of Payne.” 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship recipient.

Andrew Benator
Andrew Benator
Sam

Troubadour, Disgraced, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Vera Stark, Good People, August: Osage County, Eurydice, Tennis In Nablus, A Christmas Carol. Atlanta: Between Riverside And Crazy, RACE (True Colors Theatre), Seminar, Becky Shaw (Actor’s Express), Freud’s Last Session (Theatrical Outfit), The Tempest (Georgia Shakespeare), Women In Jeopardy, Boeing Boeing (Aurora Theatre). Off-Broadway: Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight, Valparaiso, Flu Season. Regional: Hartford TheaterWorks, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Sacramento’s B St. Theater, San Jose Rep, San Francisco’s Magic Theater. Film & TV: The Founder, Million Dollar Arm, Last of Robin Hood, “Stranger Things,” “Being Mary Jane,” “House of Payne.” 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship recipient.

An Atlanta native, Joanna is thrilled to be home, and in this production with these talented folks! Chicago: Ethel Mertz in I Love Lucy (Broadway Playhouse & National Tour). LA: Becky’s New Car, When They Speak of Rita, Happy End, A Delicate Balance, (Pacific Resident Theatre), Valsetz, The Foreigner (Pasadena Playhouse), Sketch Comedy (ACME). NYC: On the Verge, What the Butler Saw, The Roadblock (Uta Hagen). TV: “Mad About You,” “HBO Sketchpad,” “Mad TV,” “Wings,” “Home Improvement,” “Coach,” “Ellen,” “Home Team,” “Crystal Empire.” Film: Perfect Game, Something Wild, Jerry Maguire, Doublewide. Training: B.F.A. Acting (FSU), Uta Hagen (NYC), RADA (London).

Joanna Daniels
Joanna Daniels
Hannah

An Atlanta native, Joanna is thrilled to be home, and in this production with these talented folks! Chicago: Ethel Mertz in I Love Lucy (Broadway Playhouse & National Tour). LA: Becky’s New Car, When They Speak of Rita, Happy End, A Delicate Balance, (Pacific Resident Theatre), Valsetz, The Foreigner (Pasadena Playhouse), Sketch Comedy (ACME). NYC: On the Verge, What the Butler Saw, The Roadblock (Uta Hagen). TV: “Mad About You,” “HBO Sketchpad,” “Mad TV,” “Wings,” “Home Improvement,” “Coach,” “Ellen,” “Home Team,” “Crystal Empire.” Film: Perfect Game, Something Wild, Jerry Maguire, Doublewide. Training: B.F.A. Acting (FSU), Uta Hagen (NYC), RADA (London).

Sochi is thrilled to be making her Alliance debut. She grew up in New York City and Ottawa, Canada, and is currently based in Toronto. Recent stage credits include Blood Weddings (Modern Times/ Aluna Theatre, Dora Award nomination), The Queen's Conjuror (Circlesnake), Up The Garden Path (Obsidian Theatre) and King John (Shakespeare Bash'd, MyTheatre Award nomination). TV/Film: “Condor,” “The Girlfriend Experience,” “Murdoch Mysteries,” The Drawer Boy, Loretta’s Flowers and Leila. Training: Ryerson University Theatre School and The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She was named one of NOW Magazine's Top 10 Theatre Artists of 2015.

Sochi Fried
Sochi Fried
Izzy

Sochi is thrilled to be making her Alliance debut. She grew up in New York City and Ottawa, Canada, and is currently based in Toronto. Recent stage credits include Blood Weddings (Modern Times/ Aluna Theatre, Dora Award nomination), The Queen's Conjuror (Circlesnake), Up The Garden Path (Obsidian Theatre) and King John (Shakespeare Bash'd, MyTheatre Award nomination). TV/Film: “Condor,” “The Girlfriend Experience,” “Murdoch Mysteries,” The Drawer Boy, Loretta’s Flowers and Leila. Training: Ryerson University Theatre School and The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She was named one of NOW Magazine's Top 10 Theatre Artists of 2015.

Daniel is a native of Atlanta, where he successfully juggles performances in film, television, stage and audiobook narration. A professional stage actor for more than 20 years with credits at the Alliance Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, Georgia Shakespeare, Chicago Shakespeare, Actor's Express and Synchronicity Theatre, Daniel is now most often recognized as Allen on AMC's “The Walking Dead.” Film and television: “Nashville,” “Sleepy Hollow,” “Being Mary Jane,” “Powers,” Killing Reagan, “The Vampire Diaries” and others. Daniel also has over 200 credits as an audiobook narrator, among them his Audie Award-nominated performance for CJ Cherryh's ongoing Foreigner science fiction series of novels.

Daniel Thomas May
Daniel Thomas May
Tyler

Daniel is a native of Atlanta, where he successfully juggles performances in film, television, stage and audiobook narration. A professional stage actor for more than 20 years with credits at the Alliance Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, Georgia Shakespeare, Chicago Shakespeare, Actor's Express and Synchronicity Theatre, Daniel is now most often recognized as Allen on AMC's “The Walking Dead.” Film and television: “Nashville,” “Sleepy Hollow,” “Being Mary Jane,” “Powers,” Killing Reagan, “The Vampire Diaries” and others. Daniel also has over 200 credits as an audiobook narrator, among them his Audie Award-nominated performance for CJ Cherryh's ongoing Foreigner science fiction series of novels.

Mary Lynn is delighted to revisit Crossing Delancey after playing the role of Izzy in a Theatrical Outfit production in 1992. Past productions at the Alliance: Medea, Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue and A Christmas Carol. Atlanta credits: Wit and 4,000 Miles (Aurora Theatre), Kimberly Akimbo and Six Degrees of Separation (Actor’s Express), The Glass Menagerie (Georgia Shakespeare Festival), Third (Horizon Theatre), The Last Night of Ballyhoo (Georgia Ensemble Theatre), The Little Foxes (Theatre in the Square). Faculty member of Emory University’s Theatre Studies Department, two-time Suzi Award winner for Lead and Supporting Actress, recipient of the Alliance Theatre’s Reiser Lab Grant for her play Knead.

Mary Lynn Owen
Mary Lynn Owen
Bubbie

Mary Lynn is delighted to revisit Crossing Delancey after playing the role of Izzy in a Theatrical Outfit production in 1992. Past productions at the Alliance: Medea, Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue and A Christmas Carol. Atlanta credits: Wit and 4,000 Miles (Aurora Theatre), Kimberly Akimbo and Six Degrees of Separation (Actor’s Express), The Glass Menagerie (Georgia Shakespeare Festival), Third (Horizon Theatre), The Last Night of Ballyhoo (Georgia Ensemble Theatre), The Little Foxes (Theatre in the Square). Faculty member of Emory University’s Theatre Studies Department, two-time Suzi Award winner for Lead and Supporting Actress, recipient of the Alliance Theatre’s Reiser Lab Grant for her play Knead.

Creative

Off-Broadway: The Mint, New Dramatists; 40 productions at the Alliance including The Temple Bombing, Harmony, Good People, Arcadia, Medea; 30 productions at the Guthrie Theater including Disgraced, Major Barbara, M. Butterfly, Intimate Apparel and world premieres by Tony Kushner; 30 productions for Georgia Shakespeare (Associate Artist), Oregon Shakespeare, American Players Theatre, many others. Film coaching: Baby Driver; Selma; Southside with You; Coat of Many Colors; The Good Lie; Sweet Land. Directing: Assistant Director for Shakespeare in Love (Alliance), world premiere of Moxie (Alliance Reiser Artists Lab/Theatrical Outfit); The Guys (Theatrical Outfit); Orestes (Guthrie Theater B.F.A.); Love’s Labor’s Lost (Theater Emory) and multiple productions for the Gainesville Theatre Alliance. Acting: Alliance, Guthrie, The Shakespeare Theater, Georgia Shakespeare, Actor's Express.

Elisa Carlson
Elisa Carlson
Dialect Coach

Off-Broadway: The Mint, New Dramatists; 40 productions at the Alliance including The Temple Bombing, Harmony, Good People, Arcadia, Medea; 30 productions at the Guthrie Theater including Disgraced, Major Barbara, M. Butterfly, Intimate Apparel and world premieres by Tony Kushner; 30 productions for Georgia Shakespeare (Associate Artist), Oregon Shakespeare, American Players Theatre, many others. Film coaching: Baby Driver; Selma; Southside with You; Coat of Many Colors; The Good Lie; Sweet Land. Directing: Assistant Director for Shakespeare in Love (Alliance), world premiere of Moxie (Alliance Reiser Artists Lab/Theatrical Outfit); The Guys (Theatrical Outfit); Orestes (Guthrie Theater B.F.A.); Love’s Labor’s Lost (Theater Emory) and multiple productions for the Gainesville Theatre Alliance. Acting: Alliance, Guthrie, The Shakespeare Theater, Georgia Shakespeare, Actor's Express.

Kat is ecstatic to be returning and going “On the Road” with the Alliance. Kat has designed over 25 productions for the Alliance including last season’s Cinderella and Fella and Courtenay’s Cabaret. Based in Atlanta since 2000, Kat has designed scenery for Arena Stage, Orlando Shakespeare, the Kennedy Center, Georgia Shakespeare, Marin Theatre Company, the Atlanta Ballet, The Center for Puppetry Arts, 7 Stages, Theatrical Outfit, Theater in the Square, The Springer Opera House and the Aurora Theater. She is an Associate Artist with both Georgia Shakespeare and Actor’s Express. Kat is also the Charge Scenic Artist for the Alliance Theatre. Whether dramatically challenging, visionary or escapist, all theater and art is important. Thank you for supporting it in our community.

Kat Conley
Kat Conley
Set Designer

Kat is ecstatic to be returning and going “On the Road” with the Alliance. Kat has designed over 25 productions for the Alliance including last season’s Cinderella and Fella and Courtenay’s Cabaret. Based in Atlanta since 2000, Kat has designed scenery for Arena Stage, Orlando Shakespeare, the Kennedy Center, Georgia Shakespeare, Marin Theatre Company, the Atlanta Ballet, The Center for Puppetry Arts, 7 Stages, Theatrical Outfit, Theater in the Square, The Springer Opera House and the Aurora Theater. She is an Associate Artist with both Georgia Shakespeare and Actor’s Express. Kat is also the Charge Scenic Artist for the Alliance Theatre. Whether dramatically challenging, visionary or escapist, all theater and art is important. Thank you for supporting it in our community.

Joseph is excited to once again work with this fantastically talented Alliance team to bring some amazing work to the stage for your enjoyment. 30 years of production and lighting. Lighting credits: Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre, Theatrical Outfit, Aurora Theatre, Moving in the Spirit, Saiah International, Horizon Theatre, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Jomandi Theatre, Blake Beckham and Lucky Penny, Ballethnic Dance, Lee Harper, Room to Move, Charleston Ballet, Augusta Ballet, Martha Clarke, and events for Amherst College, Yale University, Saab, and Buick. Production manager credits: Gallim Dance, Vail Dance Festival, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, American Dance Festival, Pilobolus, Fred Garbo's Inflatable Theatre Company and Ohio Ballet; lighting supervisor for Jose Limon Dance and master electrician for Spoleto Festival, USA. Board of Directors for Full Radius Dance in Atlanta. Many thanks to Leora and the whole design team for looking for the truth in the work!

Joseph A. Futral
Joseph A. Futral
Lighting Designer

Joseph is excited to once again work with this fantastically talented Alliance team to bring some amazing work to the stage for your enjoyment. 30 years of production and lighting. Lighting credits: Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre, Theatrical Outfit, Aurora Theatre, Moving in the Spirit, Saiah International, Horizon Theatre, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Jomandi Theatre, Blake Beckham and Lucky Penny, Ballethnic Dance, Lee Harper, Room to Move, Charleston Ballet, Augusta Ballet, Martha Clarke, and events for Amherst College, Yale University, Saab, and Buick. Production manager credits: Gallim Dance, Vail Dance Festival, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, American Dance Festival, Pilobolus, Fred Garbo's Inflatable Theatre Company and Ohio Ballet; lighting supervisor for Jose Limon Dance and master electrician for Spoleto Festival, USA. Board of Directors for Full Radius Dance in Atlanta. Many thanks to Leora and the whole design team for looking for the truth in the work!

Although lark has celebrated her 27th year of stage managing at the Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre, she has worked for many regional theatres across the United States (Indiana Repertory, MetroStage, Cleveland Playhouse, San Jose Rep, Arizona Theatre Co., Maltz Jupiter, Trinity Repertory, Arena Stage, MUNY, North Carolina Black Rep) and has taken out several major tours. Her favorite shows include Broadway’s Stick Fly, Holler If Ya Hear Me, Blackberry Daze, Anne & Emmett, Proof, Smart People, Black Nativity (2014 -2017), Kandi Burruss’ A Mother’s Love, Maurice Hines Is Tappin’ Through Life, The Tall Girls, The Geller Girls, ‘da Kink In My Hair, Bring It On: The Musical, Zorro: The Musical, The Nacirema Society, Broke, Sheddin’, Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies, Topdog/Underdog, Good People and Wit. lark is a long time Line Producer/Executive Assistant for Winston-Salem’s National Black Theatre Festival.

lark hackshaw
lark hackshaw
Stage Manager

Although lark has celebrated her 27th year of stage managing at the Tony Award-winning Alliance Theatre, she has worked for many regional theatres across the United States (Indiana Repertory, MetroStage, Cleveland Playhouse, San Jose Rep, Arizona Theatre Co., Maltz Jupiter, Trinity Repertory, Arena Stage, MUNY, North Carolina Black Rep) and has taken out several major tours. Her favorite shows include Broadway’s Stick Fly, Holler If Ya Hear Me, Blackberry Daze, Anne & Emmett, Proof, Smart People, Black Nativity (2014 -2017), Kandi Burruss’ A Mother’s Love, Maurice Hines Is Tappin’ Through Life, The Tall Girls, The Geller Girls, ‘da Kink In My Hair, Bring It On: The Musical, Zorro: The Musical, The Nacirema Society, Broke, Sheddin’, Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies, Topdog/Underdog, Good People and Wit. lark is a long time Line Producer/Executive Assistant for Winston-Salem’s National Black Theatre Festival.

Kate is a New York-based sound designer, composer and musician. Recent work: Grounded (Westport Country Playhouse), Somebody’s Daughter (Second Stage), Richard III/Measure for Measure (Trinity Shakespeare Festival), Happy Days (Theatre for a New Audience), Orphans (Coal Mine Theatre), Porto (Bushwick Starr), Sotto Voce (Portland Stage Company), Ugly Lies the Bone (Alliance Theatre), Now is the Time (Little Lord), Happy Days, Elevada (Yale Repertory Theatre), He Left Quietly (Toronto Summerworks), The Tempest, Uncle Vanya, Second Language (Target Margin Theater), How to Hamlet, Faustus, Set in the Living Room of a Small Town American Play, Three Seagulls or MASHA MASHA MASHA (Theater Reconstruction Ensemble). Kate is an Associate Artist with Theater Reconstruction Ensemble, Target Margin Theater, and Little Lord. M.F.A.: Yale School of Drama.

Kate Marvin
Kate Marvin
Sound Designer

Kate is a New York-based sound designer, composer and musician. Recent work: Grounded (Westport Country Playhouse), Somebody’s Daughter (Second Stage), Richard III/Measure for Measure (Trinity Shakespeare Festival), Happy Days (Theatre for a New Audience), Orphans (Coal Mine Theatre), Porto (Bushwick Starr), Sotto Voce (Portland Stage Company), Ugly Lies the Bone (Alliance Theatre), Now is the Time (Little Lord), Happy Days, Elevada (Yale Repertory Theatre), He Left Quietly (Toronto Summerworks), The Tempest, Uncle Vanya, Second Language (Target Margin Theater), How to Hamlet, Faustus, Set in the Living Room of a Small Town American Play, Three Seagulls or MASHA MASHA MASHA (Theater Reconstruction Ensemble). Kate is an Associate Artist with Theater Reconstruction Ensemble, Target Margin Theater, and Little Lord. M.F.A.: Yale School of Drama.

Sydney has spent her working life creating costumes and transforming actors into characters on the stage for 40 years. Based in Atlanta, she has designed for the Alliance Theatre (Atlanta, recipient of the 2007 regional Tony Award), Geva Theatre (Rochester, NY), Portland Center Stage (Portland, OR), the ARACA Project (New York City) and most of the theatre companies in Atlanta. She recently served as costume designer for the Alliance Theatre/Tectonic Theatre Project world premiere production of The Temple Bombing. She was an Associate Artist at Georgia Shakespeare and is a member of United Scenic Artists 829. She has taught at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Emory University and Oglethorpe University.

Sydney Roberts
Sydney Roberts
Costume Designer

Sydney has spent her working life creating costumes and transforming actors into characters on the stage for 40 years. Based in Atlanta, she has designed for the Alliance Theatre (Atlanta, recipient of the 2007 regional Tony Award), Geva Theatre (Rochester, NY), Portland Center Stage (Portland, OR), the ARACA Project (New York City) and most of the theatre companies in Atlanta. She recently served as costume designer for the Alliance Theatre/Tectonic Theatre Project world premiere production of The Temple Bombing. She was an Associate Artist at Georgia Shakespeare and is a member of United Scenic Artists 829. She has taught at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Emory University and Oglethorpe University.

Susan is a playwright, screenwriter, teacher and mentor. Screenplays include the Golden Goble-nominated Crossing Delancey and Friends At Last as well as projects for Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, Disney, TNT, Columbia Pictures, Jersey Films and Interscope. Her work for the stage has been produced in New York and at major theatres across the country and world. Plays include Crossing Delancey, Under the Bed, The Renovation, The Moaner, If I Were A Train, Hokey-Pokey, The Find, The Burial Society, The Lovely Just So and Kinfolks and Mountain Music. Member of Ensemble Studio Theatre, HB Playwrights Foundation and Writers Guild of America. Sandler’s work is published by Smith & Kraus, Vintage Press and Samuel French. Her plays have been produced for “Playing on Air: Great American Short Plays with Great American Actors” on Public Radio and related podcasts. Currently directing & producing a documentary film on comedian Julia Scotti. Sandler is on the faculty of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in The Kanbar Institute of Film and Television. She has passionately guided NYU’s Fusion Film Festival since its inception, celebrating the work of women behind the camera and mentoring the next generation of female change-makers in film, television and new media.

Susan Sandler
Susan Sandler
Playwright

Susan is a playwright, screenwriter, teacher and mentor. Screenplays include the Golden Goble-nominated Crossing Delancey and Friends At Last as well as projects for Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, Disney, TNT, Columbia Pictures, Jersey Films and Interscope. Her work for the stage has been produced in New York and at major theatres across the country and world. Plays include Crossing Delancey, Under the Bed, The Renovation, The Moaner, If I Were A Train, Hokey-Pokey, The Find, The Burial Society, The Lovely Just So and Kinfolks and Mountain Music. Member of Ensemble Studio Theatre, HB Playwrights Foundation and Writers Guild of America. Sandler’s work is published by Smith & Kraus, Vintage Press and Samuel French. Her plays have been produced for “Playing on Air: Great American Short Plays with Great American Actors” on Public Radio and related podcasts. Currently directing & producing a documentary film on comedian Julia Scotti. Sandler is on the faculty of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in The Kanbar Institute of Film and Television. She has passionately guided NYU’s Fusion Film Festival since its inception, celebrating the work of women behind the camera and mentoring the next generation of female change-makers in film, television and new media.

Jayson is proud to return to the Alliance Theatre for his 8th season! He has had the pleasure of working on many productions such as Troubadour, Moby Dick, Born for This, Tuck Everlasting, The Geller Girls, A Christmas Carol, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, Broke, Sex and the Second City, Next to Normal, Holidays With the Chalks, and Bike America; (Atlanta Lyric Theatre) Jesus Christ Superstar, The Full Monty and Young Frankeinstein; (Illinois Shakespeare Festival) I <3 Juliet, Hamlet, Q Gents, Antony & Cleopatra, Macbeth, As You Like It, Twelfth Night and A Winter's Tale. Jayson is a graduate of the Gainesville Theatre Alliance and a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Jayson T. Waddell
Jayson T. Waddell
Stage Manager

Jayson is proud to return to the Alliance Theatre for his 8th season! He has had the pleasure of working on many productions such as Troubadour, Moby Dick, Born for This, Tuck Everlasting, The Geller Girls, A Christmas Carol, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, Broke, Sex and the Second City, Next to Normal, Holidays With the Chalks, and Bike America; (Atlanta Lyric Theatre) Jesus Christ Superstar, The Full Monty and Young Frankeinstein; (Illinois Shakespeare Festival) I <3 Juliet, Hamlet, Q Gents, Antony & Cleopatra, Macbeth, As You Like It, Twelfth Night and A Winter's Tale. Jayson is a graduate of the Gainesville Theatre Alliance and a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Director

Leora was the Yale Directing Fellow at the Alliance Theatre for the 2016/17 season. Select directing credits include The Dancing Granny (Alliance Theatre), Orphans (Coal Mine Theatre, Toronto), He Left Quietly (2014 SummerWorks Best Production Award, Toronto), Amy and the Orphans, Women Beware Women, The Troublesome Reign of King John, Riverbank: A Noh Play for Northerly Americans (Yale School of Drama), The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, love holds a lamp in this little room, He Left Quietly (Yale Cabaret). Leora was the recipient of Toronto’s 2012 Ken MacDougall Award for Emerging Directors, served as co-artistic director for Yale Cabaret’s 48th season, and was co-awarded the Julian Milton Kaufman Prize in Directing upon graduating with her M.F.A. in Directing from Yale School of Drama. She is honored to be an O’Neill/NNPN National Directing Fellow. Upcoming: Spring Awakening (Connecticut College), Virginia Wolf (Carousel Players).

Leora Morris
Leora Morris
Director

Leora was the Yale Directing Fellow at the Alliance Theatre for the 2016/17 season. Select directing credits include The Dancing Granny (Alliance Theatre), Orphans (Coal Mine Theatre, Toronto), He Left Quietly (2014 SummerWorks Best Production Award, Toronto), Amy and the Orphans, Women Beware Women, The Troublesome Reign of King John, Riverbank: A Noh Play for Northerly Americans (Yale School of Drama), The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, love holds a lamp in this little room, He Left Quietly (Yale Cabaret). Leora was the recipient of Toronto’s 2012 Ken MacDougall Award for Emerging Directors, served as co-artistic director for Yale Cabaret’s 48th season, and was co-awarded the Julian Milton Kaufman Prize in Directing upon graduating with her M.F.A. in Directing from Yale School of Drama. She is honored to be an O’Neill/NNPN National Directing Fellow. Upcoming: Spring Awakening (Connecticut College), Virginia Wolf (Carousel Players).

Understudy

Pat is delighted to return to the Alliance, having previously understudied roles here for Frame 312, Bluish, Doubt and August: Osage County. Her most recent on stage includes The Miracle Worker (Gypsy Theatre), Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks and The Unexpected Guest (OnStage Atlanta) and The Crucible (Atlanta Shakespeare Co. at the Shakespeare Tavern). She is also a Standardized Patient for the Emory School of Medicine. Love and hugs to Lily and Melody from Nana!

Pat Bell
Pat Bell
Understudy for Bubbie

Pat is delighted to return to the Alliance, having previously understudied roles here for Frame 312, Bluish, Doubt and August: Osage County. Her most recent on stage includes The Miracle Worker (Gypsy Theatre), Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks and The Unexpected Guest (OnStage Atlanta) and The Crucible (Atlanta Shakespeare Co. at the Shakespeare Tavern). She is also a Standardized Patient for the Emory School of Medicine. Love and hugs to Lily and Melody from Nana!

Shannon is delighted to be understudying her first role at the Alliance Theatre! Shannon's credits include Steel Magnolias (Theatre Raleigh), Grease, The Secret Garden, The Snow Queen, The Sleepy Hollow Experience, Evita, Carousel, A Streetcar Named Desire (Serenbe Playhouse). Shannon graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Theater, and was a member of the 2015-2016 Serenbe Playhouse Apprentice Company. She extends gratitude to the Alliance Theatre for this unique opportunity, and to her family, friends, and fellow artists for their endless love and inspiration.

Shannon McCarren
Shannon McCarren
Understudy for Izzy

Shannon is delighted to be understudying her first role at the Alliance Theatre! Shannon's credits include Steel Magnolias (Theatre Raleigh), Grease, The Secret Garden, The Snow Queen, The Sleepy Hollow Experience, Evita, Carousel, A Streetcar Named Desire (Serenbe Playhouse). Shannon graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Theater, and was a member of the 2015-2016 Serenbe Playhouse Apprentice Company. She extends gratitude to the Alliance Theatre for this unique opportunity, and to her family, friends, and fellow artists for their endless love and inspiration.

Suzanne is delighted to be part of this lovely production. Suzanne joined the Atlanta theatre community back in 1986, when she moved to Atlanta to be a member of the Alliance Theatre Acting Intern program. Since then, she has been seen on stages at the Alliance Children’s Theatre, Horizon Theatre, Marietta Theatre in the Square, GA Shakespeare Tavern, GA Shakespeare Festival, Jewish Theatre of the South, GA Ensemble, and Theatrical Outfit. Most recently she appeared at ART Station in The Dixie Swim Club and Ravens and Seagulls at the Essential Theatre. Love to Steve and Lili.

Suzanne Jordan Roush
Suzanne Jordan Roush
Understudy for Hannah

Suzanne is delighted to be part of this lovely production. Suzanne joined the Atlanta theatre community back in 1986, when she moved to Atlanta to be a member of the Alliance Theatre Acting Intern program. Since then, she has been seen on stages at the Alliance Children’s Theatre, Horizon Theatre, Marietta Theatre in the Square, GA Shakespeare Tavern, GA Shakespeare Festival, Jewish Theatre of the South, GA Ensemble, and Theatrical Outfit. Most recently she appeared at ART Station in The Dixie Swim Club and Ravens and Seagulls at the Essential Theatre. Love to Steve and Lili.

Michael is thrilled to make his Alliance Theatre debut! Atlanta credits include The Glass Menagerie (Marietta's Theatre in the Square), A Midsummer Night's Dream, All's Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare on Draught). Other regional credits: Peter and the Starcatcher, I'll Be Back Before Midnight!, Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles (Barter Theatre). Proud graduate of the University of Alabama. Love and thanks to the Players, his family, WO, OF, and HQ. Twitter: @MichaelJVine. Roll Tide Roll!

Michael Vine
Michael Vine
Understudy for Sam, Tyler

Michael is thrilled to make his Alliance Theatre debut! Atlanta credits include The Glass Menagerie (Marietta's Theatre in the Square), A Midsummer Night's Dream, All's Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare on Draught). Other regional credits: Peter and the Starcatcher, I'll Be Back Before Midnight!, Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles (Barter Theatre). Proud graduate of the University of Alabama. Love and thanks to the Players, his family, WO, OF, and HQ. Twitter: @MichaelJVine. Roll Tide Roll!

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