Miles Anderson: Director
An actor of international stage and screen for many years, Anderson's most recent hits have been as Salieri in Amadeus and Prospero in The Tempest at the Old Globe Theatre, San Diego (2011) and was the winning of the San Diego Critics Circle Noel Craig Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of King George in The Madness of George III (2010). He appeared at the Royal Shakespeare Company in several seasons including his Olivier-nominated Sigismund in Life's A Dream and Dog in The Witch of Edmonton, as well as Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors and Twelfth Night among many others. West End credits include Oliver!, The Weir and The Rehearsal. Film credits include Cry Freedom! with Denzel Washington and Kevin Kline and The Shepherd. Television appearances include 'Criminal Minds' and Dempsey in 'Ultimate Force', Roger O'Neill in the award-winning 'House of Cards', and Dan Fortune in the hit series 'Soldier! Soldier'. His work with directors including Richard Attenborough, Adrian Noble, Trevor Nunn, Max Stafford-Clark and Sam Mendes has established Miles Anderson internationally as an actor of immense versatility, notability and popularity.
David Roesner: Sound designer and composer
Dr. David Roesner is a Senior Lecturer in Drama at Exeter University. Since his University days, he has been intrigued by the possibilities in the interplay between theatre and music. He composed and facilitated incidental music for student productions of Gertrude Stein's Dr Faustus lights the light, Goethe's Faust and experimental approaches to acting theories from Lessing to Artaud.He went on to write music for theatre productions in Hamburg, Halle and Hildesheim, and directed and wrote the libretto for an intertextual musical on the Orpheus myth. In 2002 he finished his PhD at the University of Hildesheim, Germany, on "Theatre as Music" analysing principles and strategies of musicalisation in productions by Christoph Marthaler, Einar Schleef and Robert Wilson. He taught at the Universities of Hildesheim, Bern and Mainz. Recently, he has won the Thurnau Award for Music Theatre Studies, 2007 for his article “The politics of the polyphony of performance”, (CTR, 1/2008). After publishing a range of articles on music and performance, he has recently co-edited two books in this area: Composed Theatre (with Matthias Rebstock, intellect) and Theatre Noise (with Lynne Kendrick, Cambridge Scholars Publishing), both directed at practitioners and scholars alike. Traces of his work can be found at http://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/drama/staff/roesner/.
Maggie Morgan: Costume Designer
Maggie Morgan is an award-winning, professional costume designer for stage and screen. Her recent regional theatre design work includes Misalliance at South Coast Rep, Camelot at the Pasadena Playhouse, Groundswell at San Jose Rep, Enchanted April at Arizona Theatre Company and at Center Rep in Walnut Creek, and Sleeping Beauty Wakes, a co-production of Deaf West Theatre and Center Theatre Group at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Other notable shows include Sunset Boulevard at the Hollywood Bowl and Seneca’s Phaedra at the Getty Villa with Antaeus Company. Northern California design work includes Blues in the Night at Center Rep, A Grand Night for Singing for California Musical Theatre, the world premiere production of The Haunting of Winchester at San Jose Rep, The Clean House at TheatreWorks, Tea and Dirty Blonde at Sacramento Theatre Company, and A Reckoning at the Magic Theatre. Her award winning work includes Waiting for Godot (Ovation Nomination) at the Matrix Theatre, Bach at Leipzig at South Coast Rep (Los Angeles Drama Critics Nomination for Best Costume), and Demonology and The Joy of Going Somewhere Definite (Drama-Logue Award) at the Mark Taper Forum. She has designed shows in New York at Fordham University at Lincoln Center, SOHO Rep, HB Playwrights, and NADA and also at New Jersey Shakespeare Festival and Yale Repertory Theatre. Film designs include the independent features “Sex and a Girl” and “Breathing Hard.” She has worked as an assistant costume designer on many feature films including: “A Bronx Tale,” “Apollo 13,” “Casino,” “Wag the Dog,” “Men in Black,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Murder by Numbers” and “Mona Lisa Smile.” Maggie Morgan is Professor of Costume Design at UC Davis. Local designs include the Sideshow Physical Theatre productions of Tilly No-Body and Elephant’s Graveyard. UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance designs: Some Things Are Private, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Tragedy of Doctor Faustus, Urinetown: The Musical and The Laramie Project. She is a member of United Scenic Artists, local 829 and the Costume Designers Guild, local 892. She holds an M.F.A. in Design from the Yale School of Drama.
Thomas J. Munn: Lighting Designer
Thomas J. Munn, an internationally recognized Lighting Designer, has designed for theatre, opera, ballet, television, videos and industrials. A graduate of Boston University School of Fine and Applied Arts in Design, he made his Broadway debut in 1974 designing scenery for Brightower by Dore Schary. In New York, as a member of USA 829, he was an active Scenic Artist as well as a Scenic and Lighting Designer. He served as Lighting Director/Designer for San Francisco Opera from 1976 through 2000, creating designs and special effects for over 190 productions. These include the Emmy-nominated televised world premiere of A Streetcar Named Desire (Projection Design and Lighting) and Professor Munn's Emmy Award-winning work on La Gioconda. Since 2000 Munn has designed Meistersinger von Nuremberg, The Ballad of Baby Doe, (San Francisco and New York City Opera) The Tsar’s Bride, Don Carlo and Semele for SFO as well as numerous revivals for that company. Munn’s credits as Lighting Director for television include Dangerous Liaisons, Samson et Delilah, La Bohème, Aida, Orlando Furioso, L’Africaine , Capriccio and Turandot. Scenic design credits include productions of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Roberto Devereux, Pelleas et Melisande, Nabucco, Billy Budd, Don Giovanni and Christophe Colomb. Other recent designs of note include television Lighting Director for the LA Opera video of The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny; Pioneer Theatre Company-Julius Caesar, Beauty and The Beast; Mefistofele for Teatro Regio in Turin, Italy; Rodalinda, Carmen, Cenerentola, Hansel und Gretel, La Traviata, Dallas Opera; Samson and Delilah, Julius Cesare, Simone Bocconegra, Don Carlo, Idomeno, San Diego Opera; Candide,Whitman College; Bluebeards’s Castle, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Elephant’s Graveyard, Nest, Urinetown: The Musical, Carmen, Big Love, Rocky Horror Show for UC Davis. Ballet and Dance include works for the Mary Anthony Dance Theatre in New York City, The Nutcracker and Coppelia for the Hartford Ballet and Ballet Arizona. As a Lighting Consultant he has worked on prestigious projects such as the renovated War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, Het Musiktheatre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and St Marks Lutheran Church in San Francisco. He is Professor of Lighting Design at UC Davis.
John Iacovelli: Set Designer
John Iacovelli, an Emmy Award-winning artist, teaches in the Department of Theatre and Dance's MFA design program. Professor Iacovelli has designed more than 200 productions at theatres across the nation, including the critically acclaimed, TONY nominated Broadway revival of Peter Panstarring Cathy Rigby. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded Iacovelli the coveted 2001 prime-time Emmy Award for his art direction of the A&E broadcast of Peter Pan. He also designed The Twilight of The Godson Broadway. Internationally he designed Pinter’s A Slight Ache for the Teatro Beckett in Barcelona and Oedipus in Colonus directed by Wole Soyinka for the Cultural Olympiad in Delphi, Greece. Recent designs include The Book of Daniel starring Aidan Quinn for NBC Primetime and Warner Theatricals’ Casablanca, a ballet based on the classic film. He has designed for the Pasadena Playhouse, the American Conservatory Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, the Magic Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Old Globe Theatre, and South Coast Repertory, among others. The winner of the 2001 Bob Z Award for Lifetime Achievement in Set Design, presented by the LA Drama Critics Circle, Iacovelli has also won a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, a Bay Area Drama Critics Circle Award and the Backstage West Garland Award, plus fourteen Drama-Logue Awards. In addition to his theatre work, Iacovelli is a television and film production designer and art director for such shows as Ed, Babylon 5, The Cosby Show, Resurrection Blvd., and the films Honey, I Shrunk the Kidsand Ruby in Paradise. He works on the cutting edge of integrated digital art direction and was nominated for the 1997 Excellence in Production Design award from the Society of Motion Picture and Television Art Directors. He is both a TONY and an Emmy voter. He holds an MFA in Scenic Design and Art Direction from New York University.