Goodnight, Tyler

Hertz Stage
Recommended for ages 14 and up.
World Premiere Kendeda Winner

Written by B.J. Tindal
Directed by Kent Gash

Goodnight, Tyler is a contemporary and unexpectedly humorous drama. Depending on who you ask, Tyler Evans was “a beloved best friend, grandson, mentor, and fiancée,” or, “Tyler Evans was a young Black man killed by a police officer.” Desperate to control the contradicting narratives of his untimely passing, Tyler haunts his best friend as his other friends and relatives argue over his legacy, seeking an elusive common ground. An important and timely world premiere, Goodnight, Tyler is the winner of the 2019 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition.

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Hertz Stage view during The Whipping Man

The Alliance Theatre's Hertz Stage is a modern, 200-seat Black Box theatre. This versatile facility accommodates a number of distinct stage layouts.

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Cast

Kimi'Sung is thrilled to make her Alliance debut. Regional: Freedom Summer (Kansas City Repertory Theatre); A Raisin’ in the Sun (Geva Theatre); Generations of the Dead... (Long Wharf Theatre); Inside Out (Portland Stage Company); Caesar and Cleopatra (LA Theatre Center, American Conservatory Theatre); The Hairy Ape, Ah Wilderness (Berkeley Repertory Theatre); Checkmate (Lorraine Hansberry Theatre). Film: House Party (New Line Cinema); Vicarious (Damn Write Originals); Candy Crush (48 Hour Film Festival). Member of SAG-AFTRA; formerly AEA. Love and gratitude to family and friends.

Kimi'Sung
Kimi'Sung
Fannie Understudy

Kimi'Sung is thrilled to make her Alliance debut. Regional: Freedom Summer (Kansas City Repertory Theatre); A Raisin’ in the Sun (Geva Theatre); Generations of the Dead... (Long Wharf Theatre); Inside Out (Portland Stage Company); Caesar and Cleopatra (LA Theatre Center, American Conservatory Theatre); The Hairy Ape, Ah Wilderness (Berkeley Repertory Theatre); Checkmate (Lorraine Hansberry Theatre). Film: House Party (New Line Cinema); Vicarious (Damn Write Originals); Candy Crush (48 Hour Film Festival). Member of SAG-AFTRA; formerly AEA. Love and gratitude to family and friends.

Danielle Deadwyler is excited to be back at the Alliance! Alliance projects: The Temple Bombing, The C.A. Lyons Project, Charlotte's Web, Real Tweenagers of Atlanta: The Final Assembly. Atlanta credits: Smart People, The Colored Museum, for colored girls… (True Colors); Clybourne Park (Aurora); Dividing the Estate (Theatrical Outfit), The Book Club Play, Shakin’ the Mess Outta Misery (Horizon). TV/Film: Tyler Perry’s “The Haves & Have Nots,” “Greenleaf” (OWN), “Atlanta” (FX), A Cross to Bear (UpTV), “Being Mary Jane” (BET), Ir/Reconcilable (HBO), and more. Deadwyler is a Suzi Bass award-winning actor, Creative Loafing's 2013 Critics’ Pick for Best Actress. For more acting and performance art: danielledeadwyler.com. Thank you & love you forever Ezra.

Danielle Deadwyler
Danielle Deadwyler
Shana

Danielle Deadwyler is excited to be back at the Alliance! Alliance projects: The Temple Bombing, The C.A. Lyons Project, Charlotte's Web, Real Tweenagers of Atlanta: The Final Assembly. Atlanta credits: Smart People, The Colored Museum, for colored girls… (True Colors); Clybourne Park (Aurora); Dividing the Estate (Theatrical Outfit), The Book Club Play, Shakin’ the Mess Outta Misery (Horizon). TV/Film: Tyler Perry’s “The Haves & Have Nots,” “Greenleaf” (OWN), “Atlanta” (FX), A Cross to Bear (UpTV), “Being Mary Jane” (BET), Ir/Reconcilable (HBO), and more. Deadwyler is a Suzi Bass award-winning actor, Creative Loafing's 2013 Critics’ Pick for Best Actress. For more acting and performance art: danielledeadwyler.com. Thank you & love you forever Ezra.

Alexandra Ficken is thrilled to be back at the Alliance! Born and raised in Atlanta, she’s also a graduate of the University of Alabama with a B.A. in musical theatre and dance. Off-Broadway: Hell: Paradise Found (59E59). Alliance: Hand to GodThe Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe; In Love and Warcraft; Bike America. Atlanta: A Nice Family ChristmasAnnie Get Your Gun (Stage Door Players), The Electric BabyPretty Girl Basket Toss (Weird Sisters Theatre Project). ThanksKilling the Musical (Dad's Garage), Grand Concourse (Horizon), fml: How Carson McCullers Saved My Life (7 Stages), Sherlock Holmes (Georgia Ensemble). TV/Film: "Vice Principals," "The Originals," POMSThe DUFF, Candy Jar. Just named one of 8 young actors to watch by the AJC. She would like to thank this incredible cast and crew, and the Alliance for this opportunity.

Alexandra Ficken
Alexandra Ficken
Chelsea

Alexandra Ficken is thrilled to be back at the Alliance! Born and raised in Atlanta, she’s also a graduate of the University of Alabama with a B.A. in musical theatre and dance. Off-Broadway: Hell: Paradise Found (59E59). Alliance: Hand to GodThe Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe; In Love and Warcraft; Bike America. Atlanta: A Nice Family ChristmasAnnie Get Your Gun (Stage Door Players), The Electric BabyPretty Girl Basket Toss (Weird Sisters Theatre Project). ThanksKilling the Musical (Dad's Garage), Grand Concourse (Horizon), fml: How Carson McCullers Saved My Life (7 Stages), Sherlock Holmes (Georgia Ensemble). TV/Film: "Vice Principals," "The Originals," POMSThe DUFF, Candy Jar. Just named one of 8 young actors to watch by the AJC. She would like to thank this incredible cast and crew, and the Alliance for this opportunity.

Andrea Frye is delighted to return to the Alliance where she was last seen in Pearl Cleage’s The Nacirema Society. Recent: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (True Colors, Arena Stage), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Playboy of the West Indies, Oo-Bla-Dee, The Night of the Iguana, The Taming of the Shrew, Stop Kiss, Seven Guitars, Pericles (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Pearl Cleage’s Bourbon at the Border (Alliance Theatre), The Screened in Porch, Shakin’ the Mess Outta Misery (Horizon), Pearl Cleage’s Flyin’ West and The Nacarema Society (Alabama Shakespeare). She is particularly proud of and cherishes her relationship with Miss Cleage who has written three roles specifically for her. Education/Training: Spelman College, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Brooklyn College, American Film Institute in Los Angeles.

Andrea Frye
Andrea Frye
Fannie

Andrea Frye is delighted to return to the Alliance where she was last seen in Pearl Cleage’s The Nacirema Society. Recent: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (True Colors, Arena Stage), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Playboy of the West Indies, Oo-Bla-Dee, The Night of the Iguana, The Taming of the Shrew, Stop Kiss, Seven Guitars, Pericles (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Pearl Cleage’s Bourbon at the Border (Alliance Theatre), The Screened in Porch, Shakin’ the Mess Outta Misery (Horizon), Pearl Cleage’s Flyin’ West and The Nacarema Society (Alabama Shakespeare). She is particularly proud of and cherishes her relationship with Miss Cleage who has written three roles specifically for her. Education/Training: Spelman College, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Brooklyn College, American Film Institute in Los Angeles.

Alex V. Gibson is thrilled to make his Alliance debut! Original Broadway Cast: Spongebob Squarepants (U/S Squidward); Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812. Regional: Sergeant of Police in Pirates of Penzance (Barrington Stage), Midsummer Night’s Dream (Guthrie Theater), Atlantic Theater Co., La MaMa ETC, and Connecticut Rep. Other credits include Scar in Disney on Classic with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, and Adele: Live in New York City on NBC. For more information check out AlexGibsonOnline.com and follow on Twitter and IG @alexgibby

Alex Gibson
Alex Gibson
Davis

Alex V. Gibson is thrilled to make his Alliance debut! Original Broadway Cast: Spongebob Squarepants (U/S Squidward); Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812. Regional: Sergeant of Police in Pirates of Penzance (Barrington Stage), Midsummer Night’s Dream (Guthrie Theater), Atlantic Theater Co., La MaMa ETC, and Connecticut Rep. Other credits include Scar in Disney on Classic with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, and Adele: Live in New York City on NBC. For more information check out AlexGibsonOnline.com and follow on Twitter and IG @alexgibby

Chris Harding is excited to be back at the Alliance, where he was last seen understudying for Sheltered. He is an Alabama native and a University of Alabama alumnus with a B.A. in Theatre. Recent credits: Not About Heroes (Arís Theatre), See Rock City (Theatre Buford), Julius Caesar, Antigone (Impulse Repertory Company), As You Like It (Shakespeare on Draught). TV/Film: Behind the Movement. Thanks to the incredible cast and crew, the Alliance, and my friends and family for their support.

Chris Harding
Chris Harding
Drew

Chris Harding is excited to be back at the Alliance, where he was last seen understudying for Sheltered. He is an Alabama native and a University of Alabama alumnus with a B.A. in Theatre. Recent credits: Not About Heroes (Arís Theatre), See Rock City (Theatre Buford), Julius Caesar, Antigone (Impulse Repertory Company), As You Like It (Shakespeare on Draught). TV/Film: Behind the Movement. Thanks to the incredible cast and crew, the Alliance, and my friends and family for their support.

Angelica Lawrence is thrilled to make her Alliance debut! Recent credits: Imogen in Cymbeline at London’s Shakespeare Globe Theatre, Angela in Fen (Duchess Theatre), Isabelle Clarke in Oh What a Lovely War (London's Corbett Theatre), Hester Collier in a Deep Blue Sea (East 15 Studio), Dawn Michaels in Chrismissed (Center Street Project) TV/Film: "Chiraq” (dancer), "Diet Coke" (principal), "Hollywood Straightener" (principal), "Busch Gardens" (principal), "Chroma Bar & Grill" (principal), "Carols Daughter" (principal). M.F.A Acting East 15 Acting Conservatory for Actor Training, London. Blessed to share this moment with you. 

Angelica Lawrence
Angelica Lawrence
Shana Understudy

Angelica Lawrence is thrilled to make her Alliance debut! Recent credits: Imogen in Cymbeline at London’s Shakespeare Globe Theatre, Angela in Fen (Duchess Theatre), Isabelle Clarke in Oh What a Lovely War (London's Corbett Theatre), Hester Collier in a Deep Blue Sea (East 15 Studio), Dawn Michaels in Chrismissed (Center Street Project) TV/Film: "Chiraq” (dancer), "Diet Coke" (principal), "Hollywood Straightener" (principal), "Busch Gardens" (principal), "Chroma Bar & Grill" (principal), "Carols Daughter" (principal). M.F.A Acting East 15 Acting Conservatory for Actor Training, London. Blessed to share this moment with you. 

Jordan Patrick is so grateful to be a part of the Alliance’s Goodnight Tyler. Since graduating Carthage College in Wisconsin, he moved to Georgia to join the Acting Apprentice Ensemble at Serenbe Playhouse. Serenbe: Robin Hood, Titanic, Sleepy Hollow, and others. Other credits: Godspell (Red Crescendo Theater), Life Love, and Other Nonsense (Carthage College, touring eastern China), The Christmas Carol Experience (Brian Clowdus Experiences). Most recently Jordan performed in Theatrical Outfit’s The Unexpected Play Festival.  TV: “The Gifted” and “The Resident” on Fox. Thanks to his family for their undying support!

Jordan Patrick
Jordan Patrick
Davis Understudy

Jordan Patrick is so grateful to be a part of the Alliance’s Goodnight Tyler. Since graduating Carthage College in Wisconsin, he moved to Georgia to join the Acting Apprentice Ensemble at Serenbe Playhouse. Serenbe: Robin Hood, Titanic, Sleepy Hollow, and others. Other credits: Godspell (Red Crescendo Theater), Life Love, and Other Nonsense (Carthage College, touring eastern China), The Christmas Carol Experience (Brian Clowdus Experiences). Most recently Jordan performed in Theatrical Outfit’s The Unexpected Play Festival.  TV: “The Gifted” and “The Resident” on Fox. Thanks to his family for their undying support!

Ryan Stillings is extremely excited to be working with the Alliance Theatre for the first time. Recent credits:  Slick Puppies (Onion Man Theater), The 39 Steps, Southern Comforts (Stage Door Players), Hair, The Velveteen Rabbit (Serenbe Playhouse). TV/Film: "Killing Reagan." Ryan received his B.F.A. in performance in 2014 from Valdosta State University. Thank you for all the love and support from family and friends.

Ryan Stillings
Ryan Stillings
Drew Understudy

Ryan Stillings is extremely excited to be working with the Alliance Theatre for the first time. Recent credits:  Slick Puppies (Onion Man Theater), The 39 Steps, Southern Comforts (Stage Door Players), Hair, The Velveteen Rabbit (Serenbe Playhouse). TV/Film: "Killing Reagan." Ryan received his B.F.A. in performance in 2014 from Valdosta State University. Thank you for all the love and support from family and friends.

Travis Turner (Tyler) returns to the Alliance after appearing in this season’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Recent credits: The Flick (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Macbeth (Denver Center Theatre Company); Bootycandy (Windy City Playhouse); The Upstairs Concierge (Goodman Theatre); The Mystery of Love and Sex (Writer’s Theatre); Thaddeus and Slocum (Lookingglass Theatre Company); We are Proud to Present... (Victory Gardens Theatre). Chicago’s The Second City appearances: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, La Jolla Playhouse, Denver Center, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Lyric Opera Chicago. TV: “Hot Date” (Pop TV). North Atlanta High School and Northwestern University alum. 

Travis Turner
Travis Turner
Tyler

Travis Turner (Tyler) returns to the Alliance after appearing in this season’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Recent credits: The Flick (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Macbeth (Denver Center Theatre Company); Bootycandy (Windy City Playhouse); The Upstairs Concierge (Goodman Theatre); The Mystery of Love and Sex (Writer’s Theatre); Thaddeus and Slocum (Lookingglass Theatre Company); We are Proud to Present... (Victory Gardens Theatre). Chicago’s The Second City appearances: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, La Jolla Playhouse, Denver Center, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Lyric Opera Chicago. TV: “Hot Date” (Pop TV). North Atlanta High School and Northwestern University alum. 

Megan Wheeler is thrilled to be a part of the Goodnight Tyler team at the Alliance! Atlanta credits: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Atlanta Lyric), My Fair Lady (Atlanta Lyric), Mr. Popper’s Penguins (Synchronicity Theatre). She is also gearing up to play Ellen in Bullets Over Broadway (Georgia Ensemble Theatre). Megan stays busy having started her own singing group, The Magnolias, inspired by the sounds of The Andrews Sisters and acting as the Business Manager with Once Upon a Ballet. Thank you to family and friends to help make the dream possible! meetmeganwheeler.com

Megan Wheeler
Megan Wheeler
Chelsea Understudy

Megan Wheeler is thrilled to be a part of the Goodnight Tyler team at the Alliance! Atlanta credits: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Atlanta Lyric), My Fair Lady (Atlanta Lyric), Mr. Popper’s Penguins (Synchronicity Theatre). She is also gearing up to play Ellen in Bullets Over Broadway (Georgia Ensemble Theatre). Megan stays busy having started her own singing group, The Magnolias, inspired by the sounds of The Andrews Sisters and acting as the Business Manager with Once Upon a Ballet. Thank you to family and friends to help make the dream possible! meetmeganwheeler.com

Creative

Shawn Duan (Projection Designer) Broadway: Chinglish (Longacre Theatre). Off-Broadway/New York: Knickerbocker, Before Your Very Eyes (The Public Theater); The Who’s Tommy (Abrons Art Center). Other theatres: Regional: Between Two Knees, The Book of Will, The Way the Mountain Moved, Shakespeare in Love, Twelfth Night, Vietgone, The Comedy of Errors (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Snow Child (premiere, Arena Stage); The Great Leap (premiere, Denver Center/Seattle Repertory Theatre); Refugia (Guthrie Theater); Gem of the Ocean, Chinglish (South Coast Repertory); The Mountaintop (Trinity Repertory Company); Buyer and Cellar (Pittsburgh Public Theater); Chasing Rainbows (premiere), Miss Saigon, FLY (Flat Rock Playhouse); Chinglish (Berkeley Repertory Theatre); Tarzan (North Shore Music Theatre); The Other Place, Great Gatsby, Sing the Rising Sea (premiere) (Virginia Stage Company).

Shawn Duan
Shawn Duan
Projection Designer

Shawn Duan (Projection Designer) Broadway: Chinglish (Longacre Theatre). Off-Broadway/New York: Knickerbocker, Before Your Very Eyes (The Public Theater); The Who’s Tommy (Abrons Art Center). Other theatres: Regional: Between Two Knees, The Book of Will, The Way the Mountain Moved, Shakespeare in Love, Twelfth Night, Vietgone, The Comedy of Errors (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Snow Child (premiere, Arena Stage); The Great Leap (premiere, Denver Center/Seattle Repertory Theatre); Refugia (Guthrie Theater); Gem of the Ocean, Chinglish (South Coast Repertory); The Mountaintop (Trinity Repertory Company); Buyer and Cellar (Pittsburgh Public Theater); Chasing Rainbows (premiere), Miss Saigon, FLY (Flat Rock Playhouse); Chinglish (Berkeley Repertory Theatre); Tarzan (North Shore Music Theatre); The Other Place, Great Gatsby, Sing the Rising Sea (premiere) (Virginia Stage Company).

Kara Harmon (Costume Designer) Previous Alliance productions include Ethel and God of Carnage. Regional: Gem of the Ocean (Roundhouse Theatre), The Color Purple (Portland Center Stage), The Wiz! (Ford’s Theatre), Nina Simone: Four Women, Native Gardens  (Arena Stage), Black Odyssey, Ragtime, The Mountaintop (Trinity Rep), Seven Guitars; We, the invisibles (Actors Theatre of Louisville), A Raisin in the Sun (Indiana Rep and Syracuse Stage), A Guide for the Homesick (Huntington Theatre Company), In the Heights (Geva), Barbecue (Geffen Playhouse, NAACP Best Costume Design Award), Much Ado…, The Comedy of Errors (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). Off-Broadway design: The Niceties (Manhattan Theatre Club), Dot (The Vineyard Theatre). Assistant costume design for television: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Daredevil,” “Boardwalk Empire.” Training: NYU Tisch. KaraHarmonDesign.com

Kara Harmon
Kara Harmon
Costume Designer

Kara Harmon (Costume Designer) Previous Alliance productions include Ethel and God of Carnage. Regional: Gem of the Ocean (Roundhouse Theatre), The Color Purple (Portland Center Stage), The Wiz! (Ford’s Theatre), Nina Simone: Four Women, Native Gardens  (Arena Stage), Black Odyssey, Ragtime, The Mountaintop (Trinity Rep), Seven Guitars; We, the invisibles (Actors Theatre of Louisville), A Raisin in the Sun (Indiana Rep and Syracuse Stage), A Guide for the Homesick (Huntington Theatre Company), In the Heights (Geva), Barbecue (Geffen Playhouse, NAACP Best Costume Design Award), Much Ado…, The Comedy of Errors (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). Off-Broadway design: The Niceties (Manhattan Theatre Club), Dot (The Vineyard Theatre). Assistant costume design for television: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Daredevil,” “Boardwalk Empire.” Training: NYU Tisch. KaraHarmonDesign.com

Liz Lee (Lighting Designer) always enjoys her work with the Alliance. Her previous designs include Sheltered; Hand to God; Too Heavy for Your Pocket; Ugly Lies the Bone; Ethel; The C.A. Lyons Project; Steel Magnolias; In Love & Warcraft; The Whipping Man; God of Carnage; Sleuth; Cuttin’Up; Tick, Tick … Boom!; Topdog/Underdog. Based in Atlanta, she has been a producer and resident lighting designer for the Center for Puppetry Arts, where recent projects include Paul Bunyan and the Tall Tale Medicine Show.

Liz Lee
Liz Lee
Lighting Designer

Liz Lee (Lighting Designer) always enjoys her work with the Alliance. Her previous designs include Sheltered; Hand to God; Too Heavy for Your Pocket; Ugly Lies the Bone; Ethel; The C.A. Lyons Project; Steel Magnolias; In Love & Warcraft; The Whipping Man; God of Carnage; Sleuth; Cuttin’Up; Tick, Tick … Boom!; Topdog/Underdog. Based in Atlanta, she has been a producer and resident lighting designer for the Center for Puppetry Arts, where recent projects include Paul Bunyan and the Tall Tale Medicine Show.

Wendy Palmer (Stage Manager) is happy to come out of semi-retirement to return to the Hertz Stage, formerly known as the Studio, where she started as an Apprentice Stage Manager back in 1993. She worked in various SM/ASM positions at the Alliance Theatre from 1994-2002 and as Resident Stage Manager for Theatrical Outfit from 2000-2016, at which point she decided to concentrate on her time-sensitive job of launching her kids into adulthood. Proud member of Actors’ Equity and even prouder mom to Grady and Maggie.

Wendy Palmer
Wendy Palmer
Stage Manager

Wendy Palmer (Stage Manager) is happy to come out of semi-retirement to return to the Hertz Stage, formerly known as the Studio, where she started as an Apprentice Stage Manager back in 1993. She worked in various SM/ASM positions at the Alliance Theatre from 1994-2002 and as Resident Stage Manager for Theatrical Outfit from 2000-2016, at which point she decided to concentrate on her time-sensitive job of launching her kids into adulthood. Proud member of Actors’ Equity and even prouder mom to Grady and Maggie.

Jason Sherwood (Scenic Designer) is excited to be back at the Alliance, after designing The Whipping Man and The CA Lyons Project. Sherwood is a Drama Desk Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Suzi Bass Award, and American Theatre Wing Henry Hewes Design Award nominee. He recently production designed Rent; Live on Fox!; Sam Smith's Arena World Tour and campaign TV appearances (including Grammy's, Brits, SNL, Ellen, Late Late Show), and the 2018 People's Choice Awards on E!. Upcoming: The Spice Girls World Reunion Tour, and the Broadway revival of The Secret Garden. Other work includes productions at New York Theatre Workshop, Playwright's Realm, Rattlestick, the Old Globe, American Repertory Theatre, Guthrie, among many others. Sherwood is the co-founder and co-designer of Human's Best Friend, a pop-up installation that benefits rescue dogs. Online: @JasonSherwoodDesign

Jason Sherwood
Jason Sherwood
Scenic Designer

Jason Sherwood (Scenic Designer) is excited to be back at the Alliance, after designing The Whipping Man and The CA Lyons Project. Sherwood is a Drama Desk Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Suzi Bass Award, and American Theatre Wing Henry Hewes Design Award nominee. He recently production designed Rent; Live on Fox!; Sam Smith's Arena World Tour and campaign TV appearances (including Grammy's, Brits, SNL, Ellen, Late Late Show), and the 2018 People's Choice Awards on E!. Upcoming: The Spice Girls World Reunion Tour, and the Broadway revival of The Secret Garden. Other work includes productions at New York Theatre Workshop, Playwright's Realm, Rattlestick, the Old Globe, American Repertory Theatre, Guthrie, among many others. Sherwood is the co-founder and co-designer of Human's Best Friend, a pop-up installation that benefits rescue dogs. Online: @JasonSherwoodDesign

B.J. (Bato) Tindal (Playwright) is a playwright, poet, and Scorpio from Philadelphia. They graduated Oberlin College with a B.A. in Theater and Africana studies, and earned their M.F.A. from Northwestern's Writing for the Screen + Stage program. BJ has interned at a number of organizations dedicated to the success of early playwrights, including the Goodman Theater, New Dramatists, and Philadelphia Young Playwrights. BJ was also a member of Greenhouse Theater’s Trellis Residency Initiative 2017 - 2018. Their play What We Look Like will have an inaugural production at Oberlin College’s new Irene and Alan Wurtzel Theater in February 2019. BJ is honored to have Goodnight, Tyler premiere at the Alliance Theatre.

BJ Tindal
BJ Tindal
Playwright

B.J. (Bato) Tindal (Playwright) is a playwright, poet, and Scorpio from Philadelphia. They graduated Oberlin College with a B.A. in Theater and Africana studies, and earned their M.F.A. from Northwestern's Writing for the Screen + Stage program. BJ has interned at a number of organizations dedicated to the success of early playwrights, including the Goodman Theater, New Dramatists, and Philadelphia Young Playwrights. BJ was also a member of Greenhouse Theater’s Trellis Residency Initiative 2017 - 2018. Their play What We Look Like will have an inaugural production at Oberlin College’s new Irene and Alan Wurtzel Theater in February 2019. BJ is honored to have Goodnight, Tyler premiere at the Alliance Theatre.

David Lamont Wilson (Sound Designer) is thrilled to return to the Alliance Theatre where he last sound designed The C.A. Lyons Project (Suzi Bass Award nominated). Mr. Wilson’s most recent sound designs includes the world premiere of The Agitators (Geva Theatre), The Vagrant Trilogy, Paper Dolls (Mosaic Theater Company), A Civil War Christmas (1st Stage Theater Company). Next up for David will be Queens Girls In The World (Everyman Theater) and TopDog/UnderDog (AvantBard Theater). Favorite sound designs include Wig Out by Tarell Alvin McCraney (Studio Theatre), Not Enuf Lifetimes (The Welders), Queens Girls In The World (Theater J), Am I Black Enough Yet? (Charter Theatre), Dead Man Walking (American University), and Titus (Washington Shakespeare Theatre).  His resume also includes designs at the Kennedy Center, Signature Theatre, Arena Stage, Imagination Stage, the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, and Georgetown University to name a few.

David Lamont Wilson
David Lamont Wilson
Sound Designer

David Lamont Wilson (Sound Designer) is thrilled to return to the Alliance Theatre where he last sound designed The C.A. Lyons Project (Suzi Bass Award nominated). Mr. Wilson’s most recent sound designs includes the world premiere of The Agitators (Geva Theatre), The Vagrant Trilogy, Paper Dolls (Mosaic Theater Company), A Civil War Christmas (1st Stage Theater Company). Next up for David will be Queens Girls In The World (Everyman Theater) and TopDog/UnderDog (AvantBard Theater). Favorite sound designs include Wig Out by Tarell Alvin McCraney (Studio Theatre), Not Enuf Lifetimes (The Welders), Queens Girls In The World (Theater J), Am I Black Enough Yet? (Charter Theatre), Dead Man Walking (American University), and Titus (Washington Shakespeare Theatre).  His resume also includes designs at the Kennedy Center, Signature Theatre, Arena Stage, Imagination Stage, the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, and Georgetown University to name a few.

Director

Kent Gash (Director) is founding director of NYU’s New Studio on Broadway, where he has directed The American ClockThe Wild PartyDroodNineSweeney ToddThe SevenAssassinsThe Who’s Tommy and A Little Night Music (April 2015). New York productions include Langston in Harlem (co-author, Urban Stages), Broke-ology (Juilliard), Miss Evers’ Boys (Melting Pot Theatre Company, off-Broadway premiere), Call of the Children Home (Primary Stages), Beggars Holiday (the York), and Samm-Art William’s Home. Multiple readings for the Public Theatre include Robert O’Hara’s Barbecue. Recent: Choir Boy (Studio Theatre in DC), The Comedy of Errors (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). Upcoming: Choir Boy (Marin Theatre Company). As former associate artistic director at the Alliance, he directed and choreographed Quiara Hudes’ 26 Miles (world premiere); Radio GolfSophisticated LadiesSleuthElliot; A Soldiers FugueJelly’s Last JamTick, Tick… BoomFive Guys Named Moe (also for Theatre Virginia and Alabama Shakespeare Festival); Suzan- Lori Park’s Topdog/Underdog (with Trinity Rep and New Rep. winner of the Boston Theatre Critics Circle Elliot Norton Award for best director, 2004-05); King Hedley IIShakespeare’s R&JPacific Overtures (with Cincinnati Playhouse and North Shore Music Theatre); and God of Carnage starring Jasmine Guy. Regional: Seven Guitars (Marin Theatre Company); Matilda (Cleveland Play House); CrownsGee’s Bend, Pure Confidence  (Denver Center Theatre Company); The Brothers Size  (McCarter); Wig Out at Sundance; adapting and directing the Intiman Theatre’s Native Son; Ain’t Misbehavin’  (Arizona Theatre Company, Cleveland Playhouse, San Jose Rep, Trinity Rep, Hartford Stage, North Shore Music Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre); Harriet’s Return starring Debbie Allen (Geffen/Kennedy Center); Private Lives, Coriolanus  (Shakespeare Santa Cruz). Associate artistic director at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, 1999-2001. B.F.A. acting Carnegie Mellon University, M.F.A. directing UCLA.

Kent Gash
Kent Gash
Director

Kent Gash (Director) is founding director of NYU’s New Studio on Broadway, where he has directed The American ClockThe Wild PartyDroodNineSweeney ToddThe SevenAssassinsThe Who’s Tommy and A Little Night Music (April 2015). New York productions include Langston in Harlem (co-author, Urban Stages), Broke-ology (Juilliard), Miss Evers’ Boys (Melting Pot Theatre Company, off-Broadway premiere), Call of the Children Home (Primary Stages), Beggars Holiday (the York), and Samm-Art William’s Home. Multiple readings for the Public Theatre include Robert O’Hara’s Barbecue. Recent: Choir Boy (Studio Theatre in DC), The Comedy of Errors (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). Upcoming: Choir Boy (Marin Theatre Company). As former associate artistic director at the Alliance, he directed and choreographed Quiara Hudes’ 26 Miles (world premiere); Radio GolfSophisticated LadiesSleuthElliot; A Soldiers FugueJelly’s Last JamTick, Tick… BoomFive Guys Named Moe (also for Theatre Virginia and Alabama Shakespeare Festival); Suzan- Lori Park’s Topdog/Underdog (with Trinity Rep and New Rep. winner of the Boston Theatre Critics Circle Elliot Norton Award for best director, 2004-05); King Hedley IIShakespeare’s R&JPacific Overtures (with Cincinnati Playhouse and North Shore Music Theatre); and God of Carnage starring Jasmine Guy. Regional: Seven Guitars (Marin Theatre Company); Matilda (Cleveland Play House); CrownsGee’s Bend, Pure Confidence  (Denver Center Theatre Company); The Brothers Size  (McCarter); Wig Out at Sundance; adapting and directing the Intiman Theatre’s Native Son; Ain’t Misbehavin’  (Arizona Theatre Company, Cleveland Playhouse, San Jose Rep, Trinity Rep, Hartford Stage, North Shore Music Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre); Harriet’s Return starring Debbie Allen (Geffen/Kennedy Center); Private Lives, Coriolanus  (Shakespeare Santa Cruz). Associate artistic director at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, 1999-2001. B.F.A. acting Carnegie Mellon University, M.F.A. directing UCLA.

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