Risa Brainin

Theatre Director

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NIght-Time by Simon Stephens
Indiana Repertory Theatre/Syracuse Stage

Scenery: Russell Metheny, Costumes: Devon Painter, Lighting: Michael Klaers, Music: Michelle DiBucci, Projections: Kate Freer, Choreography: Mariel Greenlee

Actors:  David Alan Anderson, Margaret Daly, Mehry Eslamania, Elizabeth Ledo, Constance Macy, Robert Neal, Eric Parks, Gail Rastorfer, Mickey Rowe, Landon Woodson (Photos: )

To Kill a Mockingbird by Christopher Sergel
Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

Scenery: Narelle Sissons, Costumes: Devon Painter, Lighting: Michael Klaers, Music: Michael Keck

Actors: Miriam Dance, Jonathan Gillard Daly, Cynthia Darlow, Rachel Fenton, Tanesha Gary, Melissa Harris, Chris Harris, Michael Keck, Kimmie Kimm, Alan Knoll, Lenne Klingaman, Alicia Like, Jason Little, Amy Loui, Charlie Mathis,  Ben Nordstrom, Whit Reichert, Felicia Rogers, Kaylee Ryan, Ronin Ryan, Terrell Donnell Sledge, Jerry Vogel (Photos: Jerry Naunheim Jr. and Narelle Sissons)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Jeffrey Hatcher
Indiana Repertory Theatre

Scenery: Russell Metheny, Costumes: Devon Painter, Lighting: Michael Klaers, Music: Michael Keck

Actors: Ryan Artzberger, Jason Bradley, Kevin Cox, Mary Beth Fisher, Torrey Hansen, Cora VanderBroek

36 Views by Naomi Iizuka
Pacific Conservatory for Performing Arts (PCPA)

Scenery: DeAnne Kennedy, Costumes: Robin Newell, Lighting: Michael Klaers,
Projections: Adam Fleming

Actors: Leah Anderson, Jully Lee, Andy Philpot, George Walker

Gunmetal Blues by Scott Wentworth, Craig Bohmler, Marion Adler
Ensemble Theatre, Santa Barbara

Scenery: Matt Scarpino, Costumes: Devon Painter, Lighting: Michael Klaers

Actors: Christopher Halsted, John Massey, JJ Rodgers

Indian Ink by Tom Stoppard
Kansas City Repertory Theatre

Scenery: Nayna Ramey, Costumes: Devon Painter, Lighting: Michael Klaers, Music: Michelle DiBucci

Actors: Samrat Chakrabarti, Mary Beth Fisher, Pauline Flanagan,  Sanjiv Jhaveri, Nikhil Kamkolkar, Larry Paulsen, Jeremy Gram Weaver

The Talented Ones by Yussef El Guindi
UCSB LAUNCH PAD

Scenery: Greg Mitchell, Costumes: Ann Bruice, Lighting: Michael Klaers, Music: Randy Tico

Actors: Jore Aaron Broughton, Emily Newsome, James Reisner,  Rigo Sanchez, Roberto Tolentino
(photos: David Bazemore)

Appoggiatura by James Still
Denver Center Theatre Company

Scenery: David Barber, Costumes: Meghan Doyle, Lighting: Charles Macleod, Video: Charlie Miller, Music: Michael Keck

Actors: Paul Bentzen, Mehry Eslaminia,  Lenne Klingaman, Darrie Lawrence, Nick Mills, Rob Nagle, Julian Remulla

Biederman's Match book by Beau Willimon, Music by Michelle Di Bucci, Lyrics by Portia Kamons
UCSB LAUNCH PAD

Scenery: Nayna Ramey, Costumes: Devon Painter, Lighting: Michael Klaers

Actors: Brittany Carriger, Chase O'Donnell, Emily McKeown, Julian Rubel

(photos: David Bazemore)

The Emperor's New Clothes by Brad Carroll
Shakespeare Santa Cruz

Scenery: Gary Wichansky, Costumes: B. Modern, Lighting: Michael Klaers

Actors: Jessica Adcock, Lucas Alifano, Irwin Appel, Lenne Klingaman

Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Shakespeare Santa Cruz

Scenery: Nayna Ramey, Costumes: Devon Painter, Lighting: Michael Klaers, Sound: Tom Mardikes

Actors: Ryan Artzberger, Judith Roberts, Theodore Swetz, Jacqueline Van Bennen
(photos: Steve DiBartolomeo)

Othello by William Shakespeare
Idaho Shakespeare Festival / Great Lakes Theatre Festival

Scenery: Russell Metheny, Costumes: Kim Sorenson, Lighting: Michael Klaers, Music/Sound: Michael Keck

Actors: David Alan Anderson, Sara Bruner, Aled Davies, Laura Perotta, David Anthony Smith
(photos: Josh Fraschiseur)

That Wonder Boy written by and starring Bob Stromberg

Scenery, Projections, Costumes: Nayna Ramey, Lighting: Michael Klaers, Sound: John Markiewicz, Music: Michael Donley

Iron Kisses by James Still
Portland Stage Company

Scenery and Costumes: Anita Stewart, Lighting: Michael Klaers

Actors: Tom Ford, Janice O'Rourke

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Idaho Shakespeare Festival / Great Lakes Theater Festival

Scenery: Russell Metheney, Costumes: Kim Sorenson, Lighting: Michael Klaers, Sound: Tom Markdikes

Cast: Kathryn Cherasaro, Aled Davies, Richard Klautsch, Laura Perotta, David Anthony Smith
(photos: Josh Frachiseur)

King Lear by William Shakespeare
Idaho Shakespeare Festival

Scenery: Russell Metheney, Costumes: Kim Sorenson, Lighting: Michael Klaers, Music/Sound: Brad Carroll

Actors: Lynn Berg, Neil Brookshire, Sara Bruner, Carter Davis, Aled Davies, Joe Golden, Richard Klautsch, Laura Perotta, David Anthony Smith, Steve Tague, Tom Wilmorth
(photos: Josh Frachiseur)

 

La Ninera: The Nursemaid by Barbara Lebow
UCSB LAUNCH PAD

Scenery: Gary Wichansky, Costumes: Devon Painter, Lighting: Michael Klaers, Music/Sound: Irwin Appel, (Photos: David Bazemore)

Actors: Charlie Faith, Qualieima Green, Matthew Horn, David Santana
(photos: David Bazemore)

Measure For Measure by William Shakespeare
Idaho Shakespeare Festival / Great Lakes Theater Festival

Scenery: Russell Metheney, Costumes: Kim Sorenson, Lighting: Michael Klaers, Music/Sound: Brad Carroll, (photos: Josh Frachiseur)

Actors: Lynn Berg, Sara Bruner, Kathryn Cherasaro, Aled Davies, Jeffrey Hawkins, Richard Klautsch, Laura Perotta, David Anthony Smith
(photos: Josh Frachiseur)

 

Machinal by Sophie Treadwell
Kansas City Repertory Theatre

Scenery: Russell Metheny, Costumes: Devon Painter, Lighting: Victor En Yu Tan, Music/Sound: Michelle Di Bucci

Actors: Ward Duffy, Kate Goehring, Theodore Swetz

The Music Man by Meridith Wilson
Clarence Brown Theater

Scenery: Mary Pingree, Costumes: Elizabeth Aaron, Lighting: John Horner

Actors: David Brian Alley, Carol Mayo Jenkins, David Kortemeier, Katy Wolfe Zahn

Plumfield, Iraq by Barbara Lebow
UCSB LAUNCH PAD

Scenery: Tal Sanders, Costumes: Ann Bruice, Lighting: Michael Klaers, Sound/Music: Michael Keck

Actors: Josh Ariel Domingo, Christy Escobar, Charlie Faith, Amy Gumenick, Josh Heisler, Josh Keeler, Brennan Kelleher,
(photos: Ron Smith)

I Have Before me, a Remarkable Document Given to me by a Young Lady from Rwanda by Sonja Linden
Indiana Repertory Theatre

Scenery: Russell Metheny, Costumes: Linda Pisano, Lighting: Michael Klaers, Sound: Todd Reichman

Actors: Monet Butler, Henry Woronicz

The Sea Gull by Anton Chekhov, translated by Jean-Claude van Itallie
Shakespeare Santa Cruz

Scenery: Russell Metheny, Costumes: Devon Painter, Lighting: Michael Klaers, Sound: Tom Mardikes

Actors: Ryan Artzberger, Alma Martinez, Thomas Jay Ryan, Noel True, Theodore Swetz
(photos: Steve DiBartolemeo)

John Gabriel Borkman by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
Commonweal Theatre

Scenery: Nayna Ramey, Costumes: Christine Richardson, Lighting: Michael Klaers, Sound: Stan Peal

Actors: Siobhan Bremer, Hal Cropp, David Hennessey, Adrienne Sweeney
(photos: Nayna Ramey)

The Underpants by Steve Martin
Milwaukee Repertory Theatre

Scenery: Geoff Curley, Costumes: Devon Painter, Lighting: Michael Klaers, Sound: Lindsay Jones

Actors: Jim Baker, Carole Healey, Ross Lehman, Doug Miller, Steve Pickering, Deborah Staples,