Working: A Musical

Alliance Theatre Anywhere
Recommended for ages 13 and up.
Musical

Streaming from the Under the Tent Series at Alliance Theatre

From the book by Studs Terkel 
Adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso 
With additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg 
Songs by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz, and James Taylor 
Directed by Tamilla Woodard

“Everyone should have something to point to, something to be proud of.” WORKING: A Musical explores what makes our work meaningful across all walks of life. Whether it be in an office, a restaurant, your home, or you’ve retired, this musical reminds us to celebrate not only what we do, but how we do it. With original songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stephen Schwartz, and James Taylor, the Alliance Theatre’s concert staging of WORKING is on stage and on-demand now.

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Tamilla Woodard talks WORKING: A MUSICAL

Join Alexis Woodard and Tamilla Woodard (Director) in conversation as they discuss the whats, whys, and hows of doing this musical right now.

Join Alexis Woodard and Tamilla Woodard (Director) in conversation as they discuss the whats, whys, and hows of doing this musical right now.

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The Alliance Theatre is the lead producing theatre in the Southeast, creating the powerful experience of shared theatre for diverse people on two stages. We value excellence, pursued with integrity and creativity, and achieved through collaboration. We deliver powerful programming that challenges adult and youth audiences to think critically and care deeply.
"If you're craving an as-close-to-normal-as-humanly-possible-right-now theatre experience full of incredible music, amazing performances, and a powerful message, then WORKING at Alliance Theatre is the perfect show to scratch that itch."
Ella Embry, Broadway World Atlanta

Cast

Jewl Carney (Track 2/Ensemble) was born and raised in Hawaii. She left at the age of 16 to join the second National Tour of Miss Saigon as Kim. From there, she went on to play the role of Nala in The Lion King at The Pantages Theater in Los Angeles. After getting into the musical scene as a session/ demo singer, solo artist & song writer, she took time out to become mom to two little Carneys kids. "Michael, Shine, and Free my life is more beautiful, blessed, full and completely chaotic with you in it. Here we go.” 

Jewl Carney
Jewl Carney
Ensemble

Jewl Carney (Track 2/Ensemble) was born and raised in Hawaii. She left at the age of 16 to join the second National Tour of Miss Saigon as Kim. From there, she went on to play the role of Nala in The Lion King at The Pantages Theater in Los Angeles. After getting into the musical scene as a session/ demo singer, solo artist & song writer, she took time out to become mom to two little Carneys kids. "Michael, Shine, and Free my life is more beautiful, blessed, full and completely chaotic with you in it. Here we go.” 

Courtenay Collins (Track 3/Ensemble) is thrilled to be returning to the Alliance after celebrating the holidays on The Hertz Stage in the comfort of her own faux living room with all of her best friends in her show Courtenay's Cabaret. The Prom (Broadway); The Prom, Cinderella and Fella, The Geller Girls, Jacques Brel…, Into the Woods, Smart Cookie, Managing Maxine (Alliance); Calendar Girls, Hello Dolly!, Comedy of Tenors (GET); Catch Me if You Can, Evita, (Atlanta Lyric); Eating Raoul (Off Broadway); Ken Hill’s The Phantom of the Opera (National Tour); Beauty and the Beast (Toronto). Recordings: Nightingale, One For My Baby, A Merry Little Christmas. Education: Converse College, Juilliard Drama Division. In her spare time, she teaches private lessons and makes jewelry and other ephemera. Instagram: @courtenaygoestobroad 

Courtenay Collins
Courtenay Collins
Ensemble

Courtenay Collins (Track 3/Ensemble) is thrilled to be returning to the Alliance after celebrating the holidays on The Hertz Stage in the comfort of her own faux living room with all of her best friends in her show Courtenay's Cabaret. The Prom (Broadway); The Prom, Cinderella and Fella, The Geller Girls, Jacques Brel…, Into the Woods, Smart Cookie, Managing Maxine (Alliance); Calendar Girls, Hello Dolly!, Comedy of Tenors (GET); Catch Me if You Can, Evita, (Atlanta Lyric); Eating Raoul (Off Broadway); Ken Hill’s The Phantom of the Opera (National Tour); Beauty and the Beast (Toronto). Recordings: Nightingale, One For My Baby, A Merry Little Christmas. Education: Converse College, Juilliard Drama Division. In her spare time, she teaches private lessons and makes jewelry and other ephemera. Instagram: @courtenaygoestobroad 

Rob Lawhon (Track 6/Ensemble) is beyond delighted to be back at the Alliance Theatre! Other Alliance credits include The Wizard of Oz, Pancakes, Pancakes!, Charlotte’s Web, Songs to Grow On, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, and Troubadour. He can be seen in locally-filmed TV shows like Sleepy Hollow, The Resident, and Star. “Special thanks to Rosemary Newcott, the brothers DePoy, my family, and to my son Gibson, who I love more than anything else in the whole wide world.”

Rob Lawhon
Rob Lawhon
Ensemble

Rob Lawhon (Track 6/Ensemble) is beyond delighted to be back at the Alliance Theatre! Other Alliance credits include The Wizard of Oz, Pancakes, Pancakes!, Charlotte’s Web, Songs to Grow On, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, and Troubadour. He can be seen in locally-filmed TV shows like Sleepy Hollow, The Resident, and Star. “Special thanks to Rosemary Newcott, the brothers DePoy, my family, and to my son Gibson, who I love more than anything else in the whole wide world.”

Tawana Montgomery (Ensemble) is originally from New York where she performed in several arenas such as the 23rd Street Playhouse, the Olympic Theatre and Waldorf Astoria, just to name a few. She graduated from New York University. After moving to Atlanta, she has worked on productions such as Black NativitySpunk, and Baptism By Fire. Tawana is thrilled to have this opportunity, and looks forward to working with the Alliance Theatre on this production of Working!

Tawana Montgomery
Tawana Montgomery
Ensemble

Tawana Montgomery (Ensemble) is originally from New York where she performed in several arenas such as the 23rd Street Playhouse, the Olympic Theatre and Waldorf Astoria, just to name a few. She graduated from New York University. After moving to Atlanta, she has worked on productions such as Black NativitySpunk, and Baptism By Fire. Tawana is thrilled to have this opportunity, and looks forward to working with the Alliance Theatre on this production of Working!

Brad Raymond (Track 5/Ensemble) is so excited to be returning to the Alliance Theatre after his 10th production of A Christmas Carol: The Live Radio Play! Brad has performed as an actor, singer or conductor at some of the art world’s most esteemed institutions including the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Light Opera Works of Chicago, the Ravinia Festival, Arena Stage, The Broad Stage, The Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Opera, Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre, Theater Emory, Horizon Theatre and Spivey Hall. Some of Brad’s favorite roles include: Homer in Lilies of the Field, Fetch in Fetch, Clay Make Man, Ronald in Born For This and the Suzi Bass Award winning performance as Blue in Chasin Dem Blues. Brad is also an award-winning audio-book narrator; so the unique nature of this year’s production is right in his wheelhouse. If you like listening to Brad’s voice, you can go to Audible.com or Apple Books to hear more. 

Brad Raymond
Brad Raymond
Ensemble

Brad Raymond (Track 5/Ensemble) is so excited to be returning to the Alliance Theatre after his 10th production of A Christmas Carol: The Live Radio Play! Brad has performed as an actor, singer or conductor at some of the art world’s most esteemed institutions including the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Light Opera Works of Chicago, the Ravinia Festival, Arena Stage, The Broad Stage, The Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Opera, Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre, Theater Emory, Horizon Theatre and Spivey Hall. Some of Brad’s favorite roles include: Homer in Lilies of the Field, Fetch in Fetch, Clay Make Man, Ronald in Born For This and the Suzi Bass Award winning performance as Blue in Chasin Dem Blues. Brad is also an award-winning audio-book narrator; so the unique nature of this year’s production is right in his wheelhouse. If you like listening to Brad’s voice, you can go to Audible.com or Apple Books to hear more. 

Eddy Rioseco (Track 4/Ensemble) was most recently seen onstage at the Pasadena Playhouse in God Looked Away opposite Al Pacino and Judith Light. He is a Cuban American native of Miami, Florida where he attended New World School of the Arts High School. Upon graduating, he received a full scholarship for acting to the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University. In New York City, he quickly began his career with leading roles in WICKED, MAMMA MIA and FAME. He landed his first job in television as Mae Whitman’s boyfriend, Damien, in NBC’s PARENTHOOD. Eddy also starred in the pilot HACIENDA HEIGHTS as Jesse Garcia. His most recent film credits include leads in CHASITY BITES, AS YOU LIKE IT, and THE DARK PLACE. He sang in the 85th Annual Academy Awards with the cast of LES MISERABLES and was one of five actors chosen to perform in ABC’s DIVERSITY SHOWCASE. He continues to pursue tv, film and theater in his new hometown, Atlanta. 

Eddy Rioseco
Eddy Rioseco
Ensemble

Eddy Rioseco (Track 4/Ensemble) was most recently seen onstage at the Pasadena Playhouse in God Looked Away opposite Al Pacino and Judith Light. He is a Cuban American native of Miami, Florida where he attended New World School of the Arts High School. Upon graduating, he received a full scholarship for acting to the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University. In New York City, he quickly began his career with leading roles in WICKED, MAMMA MIA and FAME. He landed his first job in television as Mae Whitman’s boyfriend, Damien, in NBC’s PARENTHOOD. Eddy also starred in the pilot HACIENDA HEIGHTS as Jesse Garcia. His most recent film credits include leads in CHASITY BITES, AS YOU LIKE IT, and THE DARK PLACE. He sang in the 85th Annual Academy Awards with the cast of LES MISERABLES and was one of five actors chosen to perform in ABC’s DIVERSITY SHOWCASE. He continues to pursue tv, film and theater in his new hometown, Atlanta. 

Creative

Clay Benning (Sound Design) Resident Sound Designer for the Alliance Theatre and has designed more than 150 productions in his career, with over 100 for the Alliance. Recent works include Candide, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, Small Mouth Sounds, and Max Make A Million. Other design work has included Georgia Shakespeare, Atlanta Ballet, Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Theatrical Outfit, Geva Theatre, Synchronicity Theatre, and the Georgia Aquarium. Awards: Seven Suzi Bass awards for outstanding sound design with 16 nominations. He is a graduate of Presbyterian College (BA), North Carolina School of the Arts (MFA) and a member of IATSE/USA829 and TSDCA.

Clay Benning
Clay Benning
Sound Designer

Clay Benning (Sound Design) Resident Sound Designer for the Alliance Theatre and has designed more than 150 productions in his career, with over 100 for the Alliance. Recent works include Candide, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, Small Mouth Sounds, and Max Make A Million. Other design work has included Georgia Shakespeare, Atlanta Ballet, Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Theatrical Outfit, Geva Theatre, Synchronicity Theatre, and the Georgia Aquarium. Awards: Seven Suzi Bass awards for outstanding sound design with 16 nominations. He is a graduate of Presbyterian College (BA), North Carolina School of the Arts (MFA) and a member of IATSE/USA829 and TSDCA.

Shilla Benning (Costume Designer) Regional Theatre: Pipeline (Cleveland Playhouse), Mudrow (People’s Light Theatre), Pipeline, Skeleton Crew (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Shakespeare's R & J (Alliance Theatre). Film: Dear Evan Hansen, Like A Boss, What Men Want, SuperFly, Night School, Almost Christmas, Ride Along, Kevin Heart: Laugh At My Pain, Shaq’s All Star Comedy Jam, Reluctant Fundamentalist, S One Missed Call, Madea Goes To Jail, Zombieland, Footloose. Television: Bigger, Survivors Remorse, Being Mary Jane, Media, The House of Payne, The Originals, The Vampire Diaries, Drop Dead Diva, Dancing With The Stars. Recording Artist: Eryka Badu, Ciara, Lil Bow Wow, Andre 3000, Bronze Lens Film Festival Women's Superstar Award Recipient.

Shilla Benning
Shilla Benning
Costume Designer

Shilla Benning (Costume Designer) Regional Theatre: Pipeline (Cleveland Playhouse), Mudrow (People’s Light Theatre), Pipeline, Skeleton Crew (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Shakespeare's R & J (Alliance Theatre). Film: Dear Evan Hansen, Like A Boss, What Men Want, SuperFly, Night School, Almost Christmas, Ride Along, Kevin Heart: Laugh At My Pain, Shaq’s All Star Comedy Jam, Reluctant Fundamentalist, S One Missed Call, Madea Goes To Jail, Zombieland, Footloose. Television: Bigger, Survivors Remorse, Being Mary Jane, Media, The House of Payne, The Originals, The Vampire Diaries, Drop Dead Diva, Dancing With The Stars. Recording Artist: Eryka Badu, Ciara, Lil Bow Wow, Andre 3000, Bronze Lens Film Festival Women's Superstar Award Recipient.

Brandon Bush (Music Director) has performed on GRAMMY® Award nominated and winning releases by John Mayer, Sugarland and Shawn Mullins. As a member of the rock band Train, Brandon toured the world indulging in his life long fantasy of performing a keyboard solo on a smoke emitting Moog synthesizer. Theater work includes Composing and Sound Design for Approval Junkie (Alliance) and Music Direction credits for Shakespeare In Love (Alliance) and the world premiere musical Troubadour (Alliance). Currently, Bush is touring as the music director for his brother Kristian Bush. He also manages the Atlanta based creative studio, Songs of the Architect where he composes for visual media.

Brandon Bush
Brandon Bush
Music Director

Brandon Bush (Music Director) has performed on GRAMMY® Award nominated and winning releases by John Mayer, Sugarland and Shawn Mullins. As a member of the rock band Train, Brandon toured the world indulging in his life long fantasy of performing a keyboard solo on a smoke emitting Moog synthesizer. Theater work includes Composing and Sound Design for Approval Junkie (Alliance) and Music Direction credits for Shakespeare In Love (Alliance) and the world premiere musical Troubadour (Alliance). Currently, Bush is touring as the music director for his brother Kristian Bush. He also manages the Atlanta based creative studio, Songs of the Architect where he composes for visual media.

Liz Campbell (Stage Manager) Local credits include: A Christmas Carol: The Live Radio Play, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, Max Makes a Million, The Wizard of Oz, Paige in Full, A Christmas Carol, Winnie the Pooh, The Jungle Book, The Dancing Granny, Cinderella and Fella, Ugly Lies the Bone, Pancakes, Pancakes!, Tiger Style!, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical, James and the Giant Peach, Shrek, and Charlotte’s Web (Alliance Theatre); Camelot, The World Goes Round, Million Dollar Quartet, Monty Python's Spamalot, and Ragtime. (Atlanta Lyric Theatre); Book of Will and It’s a Wonderful Life (Theatrical Outfit). She has been the Stage Manager for the GHSMTA (Shuler Awards) since 2015. She holds a BFA in Theatre from Niagara University. Member of Actors’ Equity Association. Co-founder of Atlanta Theatre Artists for Justice. Love to Ali and Maggie.

Liz Campbell
Liz Campbell
Stage Manager

Liz Campbell (Stage Manager) Local credits include: A Christmas Carol: The Live Radio Play, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, Max Makes a Million, The Wizard of Oz, Paige in Full, A Christmas Carol, Winnie the Pooh, The Jungle Book, The Dancing Granny, Cinderella and Fella, Ugly Lies the Bone, Pancakes, Pancakes!, Tiger Style!, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical, James and the Giant Peach, Shrek, and Charlotte’s Web (Alliance Theatre); Camelot, The World Goes Round, Million Dollar Quartet, Monty Python's Spamalot, and Ragtime. (Atlanta Lyric Theatre); Book of Will and It’s a Wonderful Life (Theatrical Outfit). She has been the Stage Manager for the GHSMTA (Shuler Awards) since 2015. She holds a BFA in Theatre from Niagara University. Member of Actors’ Equity Association. Co-founder of Atlanta Theatre Artists for Justice. Love to Ali and Maggie.

Gary “Stello” Clark, II (Assistant Music Director/Conductor) simply describes himself as a musician and doesn't quite worry about the details of what that means. He is a singer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and everything in between. From a young age he has had a passion for music and he hasn't lost that enthusiasm yet! In 2012, Stello formed the band Gold Shades with two friends from college. With the band, he’s performed all over the US and aspires to play all over the world. They also serve as a writing and production team, collectively playing almost 20 instruments and counting. Stello also has many solo endeavors including performing with and writing/producing for countless other artists. He does not like to limit himself to one genre or be defined by one skill. He believes the only way to live to his fullest capacity is to use everything he's got until the well runs dry!

Stello Clark
Stello Clark
Assistant Music Director / Conductor

Gary “Stello” Clark, II (Assistant Music Director/Conductor) simply describes himself as a musician and doesn't quite worry about the details of what that means. He is a singer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and everything in between. From a young age he has had a passion for music and he hasn't lost that enthusiasm yet! In 2012, Stello formed the band Gold Shades with two friends from college. With the band, he’s performed all over the US and aspires to play all over the world. They also serve as a writing and production team, collectively playing almost 20 instruments and counting. Stello also has many solo endeavors including performing with and writing/producing for countless other artists. He does not like to limit himself to one genre or be defined by one skill. He believes the only way to live to his fullest capacity is to use everything he's got until the well runs dry!

Kat Conley (Scenic Designer) is ecstatic to return to the Alliance. She has designed more than 30 Alliance productions, including Courtenay’s Cabaret, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Wizard of OZ. Kat has designed scenery for Arena Stage, Orlando Shakespeare, the Kennedy Center, Georgia Shakespeare, Marin Theatre Company, Actor’s Express, The Atlanta Ballet, The Center for Puppetry Arts, 7 Stages, Theatrical Outfit, Synchronicity Theatre, Theatre in the Square, and Aurora Theatre. She continues to be 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
Scenic Designer

Kat Conley (Scenic Designer) is ecstatic to return to the Alliance. She has designed more than 30 Alliance productions, including Courtenay’s Cabaret, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Wizard of OZ. Kat has designed scenery for Arena Stage, Orlando Shakespeare, the Kennedy Center, Georgia Shakespeare, Marin Theatre Company, Actor’s Express, The Atlanta Ballet, The Center for Puppetry Arts, 7 Stages, Theatrical Outfit, Synchronicity Theatre, Theatre in the Square, and Aurora Theatre. She continues to be 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.

Jody Feldman (Casting & Line Producer) began her theater career as an actress in Atlanta before moving into administration as the Assistant General Manager at Frank Wittow’s Academy Theatre. Feldman started her career at the Alliance as Casting Director in 1991, and added Producer to her title and responsibilities in 2001. She has cast and produced more than 200 productions at the Alliance, encompassing a range of world premieres that includes The Last Night of Ballyhoo by Alfred Uhry, What I Learned in Paris by Pearl Cleage, Broke and Troubadour by Janece Shaffer, In the Red and Brown Water by Tarell Alvin McCraney and more than 10 years of Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition-winning plays plus such world and regional premiere musicals as Tuck Everlasting; Aida; The Color Purple; Sister Act: The Musical; Bring It On: The Musical; Ghost Brothers of Darkland County; Harmony, A New Musical and The Prom. Jody is most proud of the thriving Alliance engagement activities and partnerships that recognize theatrical work as a catalyst for community conversation and connection.

Jody Feldman
Jody Feldman
Casting & Line Producer

Jody Feldman (Casting & Line Producer) began her theater career as an actress in Atlanta before moving into administration as the Assistant General Manager at Frank Wittow’s Academy Theatre. Feldman started her career at the Alliance as Casting Director in 1991, and added Producer to her title and responsibilities in 2001. She has cast and produced more than 200 productions at the Alliance, encompassing a range of world premieres that includes The Last Night of Ballyhoo by Alfred Uhry, What I Learned in Paris by Pearl Cleage, Broke and Troubadour by Janece Shaffer, In the Red and Brown Water by Tarell Alvin McCraney and more than 10 years of Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition-winning plays plus such world and regional premiere musicals as Tuck Everlasting; Aida; The Color Purple; Sister Act: The Musical; Bring It On: The Musical; Ghost Brothers of Darkland County; Harmony, A New Musical and The Prom. Jody is most proud of the thriving Alliance engagement activities and partnerships that recognize theatrical work as a catalyst for community conversation and connection.

Jen Hodges (Electric Guitar) is a bassist, composer, and producer living in Atlanta, GA. She is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with 15 years of professional experience. She has worked with Fear, Agent Orange, All Time Low, All Shall Perish, killwhitneydead, Cryptopsy, Slightly Stoopid, Jellyroll, Brent Hinds, among many others. She composes under the name Spurge and just released her 5th record. She has also been producing youth artists for an organization called Notes For Notes for 9 years.

Jen Hodges
Jen Hodges
Electric Guitar

Jen Hodges (Electric Guitar) is a bassist, composer, and producer living in Atlanta, GA. She is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with 15 years of professional experience. She has worked with Fear, Agent Orange, All Time Low, All Shall Perish, killwhitneydead, Cryptopsy, Slightly Stoopid, Jellyroll, Brent Hinds, among many others. She composes under the name Spurge and just released her 5th record. She has also been producing youth artists for an organization called Notes For Notes for 9 years.

Ben Rawson (LX Designer) is an Atlanta-based Lighting Designer for Theatre, Opera, and Dance, member USA 829. Theatrical/Opera design work can be seen at The Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Theatrical Outfit, Actors Express, Aurora Theatre, Atlanta Lyric Theatre, 7 Stages, Theatre Buford, Weird Sisters Theatre Project, and Synchronicity Theatre. Dance design work includes choreographers Danielle Agami, Ana Maria Lucaciu, and Troy Schumacher as well as Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre, Fly On A Wall, Staibdance, Bluebird Uncaged, Proia Dance Project, and Emily Cargill and Dancers. Ben has also worked across the country as an Associate & Assistant Lighting Designer for San Diego Opera (CA), The Alliance Theatre (GA), Berkshire Theatre Festival (MA), Atlanta Opera (GA), Lyric Opera of Kansas City (MO), Utah Opera (UT), Atlanta Ballet (GA), Palm Beach Opera (FL), and Playmakers Repertory Company (NC). benrawsondesign.com

Benjamin Rawson
Benjamin Rawson
Lighting Designer

Ben Rawson (LX Designer) is an Atlanta-based Lighting Designer for Theatre, Opera, and Dance, member USA 829. Theatrical/Opera design work can be seen at The Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Theatrical Outfit, Actors Express, Aurora Theatre, Atlanta Lyric Theatre, 7 Stages, Theatre Buford, Weird Sisters Theatre Project, and Synchronicity Theatre. Dance design work includes choreographers Danielle Agami, Ana Maria Lucaciu, and Troy Schumacher as well as Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre, Fly On A Wall, Staibdance, Bluebird Uncaged, Proia Dance Project, and Emily Cargill and Dancers. Ben has also worked across the country as an Associate & Assistant Lighting Designer for San Diego Opera (CA), The Alliance Theatre (GA), Berkshire Theatre Festival (MA), Atlanta Opera (GA), Lyric Opera of Kansas City (MO), Utah Opera (UT), Atlanta Ballet (GA), Palm Beach Opera (FL), and Playmakers Repertory Company (NC). benrawsondesign.com

Quinton J. Robinson (Drums/Percussion) Born for This: The Bebe Winans Story (Alliance Theater, Atlanta, GA, Arena Stage, Washington, DC, Broad Stage, Los Angeles, CA, Cutler Majestic Theater, Boston, MA). Courtenay’s Cabaret (Alliance Theater, Atlanta, GA). Max Makes a Million (Alliance Theater, Atlanta, GA). A.R.T. The Black Clown (Lincoln Center, New York City, NY). Naked Mole Rat (Alliance Theater, Atlanta, GA) Performances with Anthony David, Avery*Sunshine, Kenny Lattimore, Peabo Bryson. Education: University of Miami, Bachelors of Arts, 2003.

Q Robinson
Q Robinson
Drums

Quinton J. Robinson (Drums/Percussion) Born for This: The Bebe Winans Story (Alliance Theater, Atlanta, GA, Arena Stage, Washington, DC, Broad Stage, Los Angeles, CA, Cutler Majestic Theater, Boston, MA). Courtenay’s Cabaret (Alliance Theater, Atlanta, GA). Max Makes a Million (Alliance Theater, Atlanta, GA). A.R.T. The Black Clown (Lincoln Center, New York City, NY). Naked Mole Rat (Alliance Theater, Atlanta, GA) Performances with Anthony David, Avery*Sunshine, Kenny Lattimore, Peabo Bryson. Education: University of Miami, Bachelors of Arts, 2003.

ALEXIS WOODARD is an Atlanta-based Director, proud Spelman College Alumna and current Spelman Leadership Fellow at the Alliance Theatre. Her Directing Credits include: Romeo + JulietEurydice (Spelman College), Finished What We Started (Morehouse College), Hamlet (The Tiny Theatre Company), as well as assistant directing for the Suzi Award winning play, Hands of Color (Synchronicity Theatre), A Kids Play About Racism (Bay Area Children’s Theatre), and Associate Director for A Christmas Carol: The Live Radio Play (Alliance Theatre). Upcoming Credits include: Co-Director for Hands Up (Alliance Theatre), and Co-Director for Othello (The Tiny Theatre Company). She has also worked backstage on several productions such as Holler If You Hear Me (True Colors Theatre) and Hospice + Pointing At The Moon (Alliance Theatre). Film Credits include: Hands Up Teasers (Co-Director) and When Morning Comes (Writer). She also wrote and shot her first short film, When Morning Comes, which discusses sexual assault on college campuses.

Alexis Woodard
Alexis Woodard
Associate Director

ALEXIS WOODARD is an Atlanta-based Director, proud Spelman College Alumna and current Spelman Leadership Fellow at the Alliance Theatre. Her Directing Credits include: Romeo + JulietEurydice (Spelman College), Finished What We Started (Morehouse College), Hamlet (The Tiny Theatre Company), as well as assistant directing for the Suzi Award winning play, Hands of Color (Synchronicity Theatre), A Kids Play About Racism (Bay Area Children’s Theatre), and Associate Director for A Christmas Carol: The Live Radio Play (Alliance Theatre). Upcoming Credits include: Co-Director for Hands Up (Alliance Theatre), and Co-Director for Othello (The Tiny Theatre Company). She has also worked backstage on several productions such as Holler If You Hear Me (True Colors Theatre) and Hospice + Pointing At The Moon (Alliance Theatre). Film Credits include: Hands Up Teasers (Co-Director) and When Morning Comes (Writer). She also wrote and shot her first short film, When Morning Comes, which discusses sexual assault on college campuses.

Director

TAMILLA WOODARD is the co-Artistic Director of Working Theater, former BOLD Associate Artistic Director at WP Theater, and the co-founder of PopUP Theatrics. She also served as the associate director of Hadestown on Broadway. This very digital season, her work includes American Dreams by Leila Buck for Working Theater, Theater for One’s Here We Are series with plays by Nikole Salter and Delanna Studdi, PopUP Theatrics Long Distance Affair, Parsnip Ship and MCC’s This Is Where We Go and the Lucille Lortel nominated, Where We Stand by Donnetta Lavinia Grays for WP Theater, Baltimore Center Stage and Steppenwolf. Recently named one of 50 Women to Watch on Broadway, Tamilla is a graduate of Yale School of Drama, where she currently teaches. She is also a recipient of the Josephine Abady Award from the League of Professional Theatre Women.

Tamilla Woodard
Tamilla Woodard
Director

TAMILLA WOODARD is the co-Artistic Director of Working Theater, former BOLD Associate Artistic Director at WP Theater, and the co-founder of PopUP Theatrics. She also served as the associate director of Hadestown on Broadway. This very digital season, her work includes American Dreams by Leila Buck for Working Theater, Theater for One’s Here We Are series with plays by Nikole Salter and Delanna Studdi, PopUP Theatrics Long Distance Affair, Parsnip Ship and MCC’s This Is Where We Go and the Lucille Lortel nominated, Where We Stand by Donnetta Lavinia Grays for WP Theater, Baltimore Center Stage and Steppenwolf. Recently named one of 50 Women to Watch on Broadway, Tamilla is a graduate of Yale School of Drama, where she currently teaches. She is also a recipient of the Josephine Abady Award from the League of Professional Theatre Women.

Understudy

Marcello Audino (Understudy) is so grateful to be back on stage at the Alliance! You may have previously seen him as La Tortuga in La Tortuga and The Hare. More recent credits around Atlanta including Newsies, On Your Feet!, and Men with Money at Aurora Theatre. Marcello also regularly appears in commercials, television shows, and voice overs and is proudly represented by People Store here in Atlanta. All of the love & gratitude to the Alliance for this opportunity and to my family and friends who support me. Welcome back to the theatre, it's a pleasure to have you back in the audience! 

Marcello Audino
Marcello Audino
Understudy

Marcello Audino (Understudy) is so grateful to be back on stage at the Alliance! You may have previously seen him as La Tortuga in La Tortuga and The Hare. More recent credits around Atlanta including Newsies, On Your Feet!, and Men with Money at Aurora Theatre. Marcello also regularly appears in commercials, television shows, and voice overs and is proudly represented by People Store here in Atlanta. All of the love & gratitude to the Alliance for this opportunity and to my family and friends who support me. Welcome back to the theatre, it's a pleasure to have you back in the audience! 

Jaymyria Etienne; she/her. (Understudy) is so thankful to be performing again with a phenomenal cast. Previous Atlanta credits include Bright Star (Georgia Ensemble Theatre), In My Granny's Garden (Alliance Theatre), Christmas With The Crawford’s (Out Front Theatre), Jekyll & Hyde, Oliver! (Atlanta Lyric Theatre), Three Little Birds (Synchronicity Theatre), Damn Yankees (Theatre Buford). Educational: Flyin’ West, Once On This Island, Mary Poppins, In The Heights (Gainesville Theatre Alliance). Jaymyria wants to thank her best friends and family for their unwavering support. @Jaymyria

Jaymyria Etienne
Jaymyria Etienne
Understudy

Jaymyria Etienne; she/her. (Understudy) is so thankful to be performing again with a phenomenal cast. Previous Atlanta credits include Bright Star (Georgia Ensemble Theatre), In My Granny's Garden (Alliance Theatre), Christmas With The Crawford’s (Out Front Theatre), Jekyll & Hyde, Oliver! (Atlanta Lyric Theatre), Three Little Birds (Synchronicity Theatre), Damn Yankees (Theatre Buford). Educational: Flyin’ West, Once On This Island, Mary Poppins, In The Heights (Gainesville Theatre Alliance). Jaymyria wants to thank her best friends and family for their unwavering support. @Jaymyria

Brandon Partrick (Understudy Track 6) I'm grateful to have a second experience working with Alliance, having also performed with Theatrical Outift, Synchronicity, 7 Stages, and many more theatres in Atlanta. You can hear me play guitar every monday at my house, if you happen to be a neighbor of mine. Love to all my folks, and to my wife Jen! 

Brandon Partrick
Brandon Partrick
Understudy

Brandon Partrick (Understudy Track 6) I'm grateful to have a second experience working with Alliance, having also performed with Theatrical Outift, Synchronicity, 7 Stages, and many more theatres in Atlanta. You can hear me play guitar every monday at my house, if you happen to be a neighbor of mine. Love to all my folks, and to my wife Jen! 

Trevor Rayshay Perry; They/Them (Understudy Track 5) Previous Atlanta credits include: Pythio in Head Over Heels (Actor’s Express), Desmond Channing in Diva Live From Hell (Out Front Theatre), Eat Moe in Five Guys Named Moe (Theatrical Outfit), and The Emcee in The Red Room Cabaret (The Alliance Theatre). Trevor is a graduate of Western Carolina University with a B.F.A. in Theatre with a concentration in acting. While there, they studied with Broadway legend Terrence Mann. They would like to thank their partner Nicholas for all of his support and love! They would also love to dedicate this show to the memory to their mother Maxine. Follow them @MusicklyGifted on Instagram. 

Trevor Perry
Trevor Perry
Understudy

Trevor Rayshay Perry; They/Them (Understudy Track 5) Previous Atlanta credits include: Pythio in Head Over Heels (Actor’s Express), Desmond Channing in Diva Live From Hell (Out Front Theatre), Eat Moe in Five Guys Named Moe (Theatrical Outfit), and The Emcee in The Red Room Cabaret (The Alliance Theatre). Trevor is a graduate of Western Carolina University with a B.F.A. in Theatre with a concentration in acting. While there, they studied with Broadway legend Terrence Mann. They would like to thank their partner Nicholas for all of his support and love! They would also love to dedicate this show to the memory to their mother Maxine. Follow them @MusicklyGifted on Instagram. 

Daniela Santiago (Understudy) is an emerging theatre artist, native to Atlanta, Georgia. After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting with the Gainesville Theatre Alliance, she performed on an international tour with the Missoula Children's Theatre and now dedicates her time on her passions of representation in the arts and accessible arts education. Her most notable credits include Fan in A Christmas Carol (Alliance Theatre), Sherwood in Robin Hood (Missoula Children’s Theatre), William Dunn in Men on Boats, Tess in Crazy for You (Gainesville Theatre Alliance). @daniela_santiago

Daniela Santiago
Daniela Santiago
Understudy

Daniela Santiago (Understudy) is an emerging theatre artist, native to Atlanta, Georgia. After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting with the Gainesville Theatre Alliance, she performed on an international tour with the Missoula Children's Theatre and now dedicates her time on her passions of representation in the arts and accessible arts education. Her most notable credits include Fan in A Christmas Carol (Alliance Theatre), Sherwood in Robin Hood (Missoula Children’s Theatre), William Dunn in Men on Boats, Tess in Crazy for You (Gainesville Theatre Alliance). @daniela_santiago

Heather Statham (Understudy Track 3) is thrilled to be making her Alliance Theatre debut! A Georgia native, she is a true multi-passionate – singer, actor, dancer, sorority house mom, bartender, educator, Christmas decorator, entrepreneur, and Vocal Coach. She is the front woman for ThunderGypsy, the 2017 Atlanta Blues Challenge winner and 2018 International Blues Challenge participant and was also featured as a vocalist in the 2020 and 2021 Women of Blues Showcase. ThunderGypsy’s self-titled debut album is available on all music sites. Words cannot express how deeply grateful she is to God, her family and all the friends who have supported her on this journey of life. www.heatherstatham.com 

Heather Statham
Heather Statham
Understudy

Heather Statham (Understudy Track 3) is thrilled to be making her Alliance Theatre debut! A Georgia native, she is a true multi-passionate – singer, actor, dancer, sorority house mom, bartender, educator, Christmas decorator, entrepreneur, and Vocal Coach. She is the front woman for ThunderGypsy, the 2017 Atlanta Blues Challenge winner and 2018 International Blues Challenge participant and was also featured as a vocalist in the 2020 and 2021 Women of Blues Showcase. ThunderGypsy’s self-titled debut album is available on all music sites. Words cannot express how deeply grateful she is to God, her family and all the friends who have supported her on this journey of life. www.heatherstatham.com 

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