DARLIN' CORY

Coca-Cola Stage
Recommended for audiences 14+
World Premiere Musical Enhanced Safety Procedures

Book by Phillip DePoy
Music by Kristian Bush
Lyrics by Phillip DePoy and Kristian Bush
Directed by Susan V. Booth​

Set against the backdrop of 1920s Appalachia, DARLIN’ CORY is a haunting new musical by playwright & novelist Phillip DePoy (EDWARD FOOTE) and Sugarland's Grammy-Award winning front man, Kristian Bush (TROUBADOUR). In a tiny mountain town with no road in – and no road out – a community carries secrets of all sizes. But when a young woman with ambition and intelligence collides with a pastor deeply committed to preserving the status quo, cracks begin to appear in the town’s well-constructed façade. And when a stranger appears with a mysterious backstory and the best moonshine anyone’s ever tasted – some of those secrets threaten to spill. With an original folk-country score, this modern-day myth inspired by local lore promises to leave audiences on the edge of their seats.

This performance is approximately 2 hours and 20-minutes with one 15-minute intermission. The production includes smoke, fog, haze, fire, gunshots, and contains adult content.

 

COVID safety protocols:

Safety for our patrons, artists, and staff is our top priority. With safety in mind and in close consultation with local health experts, the Alliance will require all audience members for our upcoming productions of DARLIN’ CORY and HANDS UP to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the time of their performance and show proof of vaccination upon arrival. Unvaccinated audience members must show a negative COVID test for entry. Learn more about our safety policies here.

Not comfortable attending in-person just yet? Stream the performance now through October 17.

Generous support for this production provided by Dean DuBose & Bronson Smith. This musical is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. This production is supported in part by the BOLD Theater Women's Leadership Circle.

 

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  • DARLIN' CORY Production Photos

    The cast of the Alliance Theatre’s world premiere musical, DARLIN’ CORY. Photos by Greg Mooney.  

  • DARLIN' CORY Production Photos

    The cast of the Alliance Theatre’s world premiere musical, DARLIN’ CORY. Photos by Greg Mooney.  

  • DARLIN' CORY Production Photos

    The cast of the Alliance Theatre’s world premiere musical, DARLIN’ CORY. Photos by Greg Mooney.  

  • DARLIN' CORY Production Photos

    The cast of the Alliance Theatre’s world premiere musical, DARLIN’ CORY. Photos by Greg Mooney.  

  • DARLIN' CORY Production Photos

    The cast of the Alliance Theatre’s world premiere musical, DARLIN’ CORY. Photos by Greg Mooney.  

  • DARLIN' CORY Production Photos

    The cast of the Alliance Theatre’s world premiere musical, DARLIN’ CORY. Photos by Greg Mooney.  

  • DARLIN' CORY Production Photos

    The cast of the Alliance Theatre’s world premiere musical, DARLIN’ CORY. Photos by Greg Mooney.  

  • DARLIN' CORY Production Photos

    The cast of the Alliance Theatre’s world premiere musical, DARLIN’ CORY. Photos by Greg Mooney.  

  • DARLIN' CORY Production Photos

    The cast of the Alliance Theatre’s world premiere musical, DARLIN’ CORY. Photos by Greg Mooney.  

  • DARLIN' CORY Production Photos

    The cast of the Alliance Theatre’s world premiere musical, DARLIN’ CORY. Photos by Greg Mooney.  

  • DARLIN' CORY Production Photos

    The cast of the Alliance Theatre’s world premiere musical, DARLIN’ CORY. Photos by Greg Mooney.  

  • DARLIN' CORY Production Photos

    The cast of the Alliance Theatre’s world premiere musical, DARLIN’ CORY. Photos by Greg Mooney.  

  • DARLIN' CORY Production Photos

    The cast of the Alliance Theatre’s world premiere musical, DARLIN’ CORY. Photos by Greg Mooney.  

The cast of the Alliance Theatre’s world premiere musical, DARLIN’ CORY. Photos by Greg Mooney.  

DARLIN' CORY Production Teaser

DARLIN' CORY Set Timelapse

Watch the set go up for the world premiere of DARLIN' CORY on the Coca-Cola Stage. Designed by TONY AWARD Winning scenic designer, Todd Rosenthal.

Watch the set go up for the world premiere of DARLIN' CORY on the Coca-Cola Stage. Designed by TONY AWARD Winning scenic designer, Todd Rosenthal.

Hear "After the Ashes" from DARLIN' CORY

Performed in the studio by the musical's composer and co-lyricist, Kristian Bush.

Performed in the studio by the musical's composer and co-lyricist, Kristian Bush.

DARLIN' CORY on Spotify

Get a sneak peek of a few songs from the show.

Get a sneak peek of a few songs from the show.

  • DARLIN' CORY First Rehearsal Photos

    Cast and creative team on the first day of rehearsals for Alliance Theatre’s DARLIN' CORY. -Photos by Aniska Tonge & Kathleen Covington

  • DARLIN' CORY First Rehearsal Photos

    Cast and creative team on the first day of rehearsals for Alliance Theatre’s DARLIN' CORY. -Photos by Aniska Tonge & Kathleen Covington

  • DARLIN' CORY First Rehearsal Photos

    Cast and creative team on the first day of rehearsals for Alliance Theatre’s DARLIN' CORY. -Photos by Aniska Tonge & Kathleen Covington

  • DARLIN' CORY First Rehearsal Photos

    Cast and creative team on the first day of rehearsals for Alliance Theatre’s DARLIN' CORY. -Photos by Aniska Tonge & Kathleen Covington

  • DARLIN' CORY First Rehearsal Photos

    Cast and creative team on the first day of rehearsals for Alliance Theatre’s DARLIN' CORY. -Photos by Aniska Tonge & Kathleen Covington

  • DARLIN' CORY First Rehearsal Photos

    Cast and creative team on the first day of rehearsals for Alliance Theatre’s DARLIN' CORY. -Photos by Aniska Tonge & Kathleen Covington

  • DARLIN' CORY First Rehearsal Photos

    Cast and creative team on the first day of rehearsals for Alliance Theatre’s DARLIN' CORY. -Photos by Aniska Tonge & Kathleen Covington

  • DARLIN' CORY First Rehearsal Photos

    Cast and creative team on the first day of rehearsals for Alliance Theatre’s DARLIN' CORY. -Photos by Aniska Tonge & Kathleen Covington

  • DARLIN' CORY First Rehearsal Photos

    Cast and creative team on the first day of rehearsals for Alliance Theatre’s DARLIN' CORY. -Photos by Aniska Tonge & Kathleen Covington

  • DARLIN' CORY First Rehearsal Photos

    Cast and creative team on the first day of rehearsals for Alliance Theatre’s DARLIN' CORY. -Photos by Aniska Tonge & Kathleen Covington

  • DARLIN' CORY First Rehearsal Photos

    Cast and creative team on the first day of rehearsals for Alliance Theatre’s DARLIN' CORY. -Photos by Aniska Tonge & Kathleen Covington

  • DARLIN' CORY First Rehearsal Photos

    Cast and creative team on the first day of rehearsals for Alliance Theatre’s DARLIN' CORY. -Photos by Aniska Tonge & Kathleen Covington

  • DARLIN' CORY First Rehearsal Photos

    Cast and creative team on the first day of rehearsals for Alliance Theatre’s DARLIN' CORY. -Photos by Aniska Tonge & Kathleen Covington

  • DARLIN' CORY First Rehearsal Photos

    Cast and creative team on the first day of rehearsals for Alliance Theatre’s DARLIN' CORY. -Photos by Aniska Tonge & Kathleen Covington

  • DARLIN' CORY First Rehearsal Photos

    Cast and creative team on the first day of rehearsals for Alliance Theatre’s DARLIN' CORY. -Photos by Aniska Tonge & Kathleen Covington

  • DARLIN' CORY First Rehearsal Photos

    Cast and creative team on the first day of rehearsals for Alliance Theatre’s DARLIN' CORY. -Photos by Aniska Tonge & Kathleen Covington

  • DARLIN' CORY First Rehearsal Photos

    Cast and creative team on the first day of rehearsals for Alliance Theatre’s DARLIN' CORY. -Photos by Aniska Tonge & Kathleen Covington

  • DARLIN' CORY First Rehearsal Photos

    Cast and creative team on the first day of rehearsals for Alliance Theatre’s DARLIN' CORY. -Photos by Aniska Tonge & Kathleen Covington

Cast and creative team on the first day of rehearsals for Alliance Theatre’s DARLIN' CORY. -Photos by Aniska Tonge & Kathleen Covington

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"Every song in this show is a piece of art. So that plus the lyrics, live musicians, and stellar performances from all the actors equals a special treat..."
Ella Embry, Theatre Critic, BroadwayWorld Atlanta

Cast

Jeremy Aggers (Bailey/Musician)- This show marks Jeremy’s 10th Alliance production, and he is beyond grateful. Past Alliance credits include Edward FooteCandide, Shakespeare in LoveWhipping Man, Ghost Brothers of Darkland CountyThe Wizard of OzThe Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeSmall Mouth Sounds, and most recently, the 2020 Drive-In Christmas Carol. Other Atlanta credits include This Wonderful Life (Aurora Theatre), Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Georgia Ensemble), and Singles in Agriculture (Aurora Theatre). He has released three albums of his music (that you can stream just about anywhere) and has narrated somewhere around 400 audiobooks under Jeremy Arthur and other pseudonyms. All his love to KJW and AEWA. BL continue to M. 

Jeremy Aggers
Jeremy Aggers
Bailey

Jeremy Aggers (Bailey/Musician)- This show marks Jeremy’s 10th Alliance production, and he is beyond grateful. Past Alliance credits include Edward FooteCandide, Shakespeare in LoveWhipping Man, Ghost Brothers of Darkland CountyThe Wizard of OzThe Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeSmall Mouth Sounds, and most recently, the 2020 Drive-In Christmas Carol. Other Atlanta credits include This Wonderful Life (Aurora Theatre), Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Georgia Ensemble), and Singles in Agriculture (Aurora Theatre). He has released three albums of his music (that you can stream just about anywhere) and has narrated somewhere around 400 audiobooks under Jeremy Arthur and other pseudonyms. All his love to KJW and AEWA. BL continue to M. 

Jimez Alexander (Gaither) was born in Lynwood, Washington and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He studied theatre at Belhaven University and started acting in the Sundance award winning film (Ballast) and continued performing in many plays, independent films and traveling shows. He is also a puppeteer, musician, and teaching artists. Jimez’s goal is to touch the world with his gifts while continuing to grow in his craft. He is grateful to make his Alliance Theatre debut as Gaither. Enjoy the show! 

Jimez Alexander
Jimez Alexander
Gaither

Jimez Alexander (Gaither) was born in Lynwood, Washington and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He studied theatre at Belhaven University and started acting in the Sundance award winning film (Ballast) and continued performing in many plays, independent films and traveling shows. He is also a puppeteer, musician, and teaching artists. Jimez’s goal is to touch the world with his gifts while continuing to grow in his craft. He is grateful to make his Alliance Theatre debut as Gaither. Enjoy the show! 

Marcello Audino (Tucker) Recent Atlanta credits include: Men With Money and Newsies (Aurora Theatre), La Tortuga and The Hare (Alliance Theatre), and Sense and Sensibility (Synchronicity Theatre). He would like to thank Anthony, AC, and Justin for their continual opportunities and guidance. Mom, Dad, Ant and Chels for your love and support. "Para mis abuelos Gilberto y Adriana. Te amo y te extraño." Marcello is represented by People Store. IG: @marcello_audino 

Marcello Audino
Marcello Audino
Tucker

Marcello Audino (Tucker) Recent Atlanta credits include: Men With Money and Newsies (Aurora Theatre), La Tortuga and The Hare (Alliance Theatre), and Sense and Sensibility (Synchronicity Theatre). He would like to thank Anthony, AC, and Justin for their continual opportunities and guidance. Mom, Dad, Ant and Chels for your love and support. "Para mis abuelos Gilberto y Adriana. Te amo y te extraño." Marcello is represented by People Store. IG: @marcello_audino 

John Bobek (Brody/Grey) is a new Atlantan making his Alliance Theatre debut. He has been seen on TV (THE WEST WING, HAPPY ENDINGS, AMERICAN CRIME, A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, STRONG TOWER), Film (WHEN A STRANGER CALLS, STOMPING GROUND) and On Stage most recently in Geffen Playhouse’s world premiere MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES. He is a proud member of Antaeus Theatre Company and Sacred Fools Theatre Company in Los Angeles. Also a singer/songwriter, his music was most recently featured in the indie film LIMERENCE, and his albums are available wherever digital music is sold or streamed. <3 EB || Instagram: @itsjohnbobek || 

John Bobek
John Bobek
Brody / Grey

John Bobek (Brody/Grey) is a new Atlantan making his Alliance Theatre debut. He has been seen on TV (THE WEST WING, HAPPY ENDINGS, AMERICAN CRIME, A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, STRONG TOWER), Film (WHEN A STRANGER CALLS, STOMPING GROUND) and On Stage most recently in Geffen Playhouse’s world premiere MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES. He is a proud member of Antaeus Theatre Company and Sacred Fools Theatre Company in Los Angeles. Also a singer/songwriter, his music was most recently featured in the indie film LIMERENCE, and his albums are available wherever digital music is sold or streamed. <3 EB || Instagram: @itsjohnbobek || 

Jewl Carney (Alex Crow) was born and raised in Hawaii and left at the age of 16 to join the 2nd 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. She made her way back to the stage in The Alliance Theatre's Spring musical Working in 2021. As a session/ demo singer, solo artist & song writer, she took a time out to become MOM to two little Carneys kids. "Michael, Shine and Free my life is more blessed, beautiful, filled with grace and completely chaotic with you in it. I love you always.” 

Jewl Carney
Jewl Carney
Alex Crow

Jewl Carney (Alex Crow) was born and raised in Hawaii and left at the age of 16 to join the 2nd 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. She made her way back to the stage in The Alliance Theatre's Spring musical Working in 2021. As a session/ demo singer, solo artist & song writer, she took a time out to become MOM to two little Carneys kids. "Michael, Shine and Free my life is more blessed, beautiful, filled with grace and completely chaotic with you in it. I love you always.” 

Katie Deal (Truegood) - As an Appalachian music nerd and a big fan of the Bush brothers, Katie is overjoyed to be originating the role of Truegood. Previous world premieres: Back Home Again: My Life with John Denver (Penny - Milwaukee Rep), Lakebottom Proper (Rowena - Springer Opera House), and Crazy Love (Margarita - Springer Opera House). Favorite regional credits: Keep on the Sunny Side (Sara Carter - Barter Theatre), Back Home Again (Penny - People’s Light & Ivoryton Playhouse), Ring of Fire (June Carter Cash - Barter Theatre), and A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline (Patsy - Springer Theatricals national tour 2006 & 2011). Katie has co-produced several touring concerts honoring country music’s greats, is a frequent guest vocalist with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra and has been featured in two major motion films: Let's Be Cops and Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. Off stage, Katie serves as the Director of Alumni Engagement at Piedmont University. Many thanks to Susan, the cast and crew, Piedmont, her family, and the love of her life, Sam, for all the support. www.KatieDeal.com

Katie Deal
Katie Deal
Truegood

Katie Deal (Truegood) - As an Appalachian music nerd and a big fan of the Bush brothers, Katie is overjoyed to be originating the role of Truegood. Previous world premieres: Back Home Again: My Life with John Denver (Penny - Milwaukee Rep), Lakebottom Proper (Rowena - Springer Opera House), and Crazy Love (Margarita - Springer Opera House). Favorite regional credits: Keep on the Sunny Side (Sara Carter - Barter Theatre), Back Home Again (Penny - People’s Light & Ivoryton Playhouse), Ring of Fire (June Carter Cash - Barter Theatre), and A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline (Patsy - Springer Theatricals national tour 2006 & 2011). Katie has co-produced several touring concerts honoring country music’s greats, is a frequent guest vocalist with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra and has been featured in two major motion films: Let's Be Cops and Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk. Off stage, Katie serves as the Director of Alumni Engagement at Piedmont University. Many thanks to Susan, the cast and crew, Piedmont, her family, and the love of her life, Sam, for all the support. www.KatieDeal.com

Kelli Dodd (Jenny/Ivey) is thrilled to make her debut with the Alliance! Recent credits: Million Dollar Quartet, The Bridges of Madison County (Colorado Springs FAC), The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Mountain Rep Theatre)Dolly Parton’s Stampede and Christmas CelebrationAlways...Patsy Cline (MRT, The Legacy Theatre), The Marvelous Wonderettes (MRT, Virginia Samford Theatre), Pump Boys and Dinettes!, Annie Get Your Gun, Holiday Spectacular (Red Mountain Theatre), and Smoke on the Mountain (Central Alabama Theatre). Kelli thanks her husband, Kyle. Matt.5:16. https://www.kellidodd.art/ Catch her next in Kelli Sings Dolly! at the Legacy Theatre this October! 

Kelli Dodd
Kelli Dodd
Jenny / Ivey

Kelli Dodd (Jenny/Ivey) is thrilled to make her debut with the Alliance! Recent credits: Million Dollar Quartet, The Bridges of Madison County (Colorado Springs FAC), The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Mountain Rep Theatre)Dolly Parton’s Stampede and Christmas CelebrationAlways...Patsy Cline (MRT, The Legacy Theatre), The Marvelous Wonderettes (MRT, Virginia Samford Theatre), Pump Boys and Dinettes!, Annie Get Your Gun, Holiday Spectacular (Red Mountain Theatre), and Smoke on the Mountain (Central Alabama Theatre). Kelli thanks her husband, Kyle. Matt.5:16. https://www.kellidodd.art/ Catch her next in Kelli Sings Dolly! at the Legacy Theatre this October! 

Rob Lawhon (Doug) is delighted to return to the Alliance Theatre!  You may remember Rob from shows like WorkingSongs to Grow OnThe Wizard of Oz, TroubadourPancakes, Pancakes!, or Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. Many thanks to the Bush Brothers and the Brothers DePoy, and Susan and Jody.  A very special thank you goes to my son Gibson, who I love more than anything else in the whole wide world. 

Rob Lawhon
Rob Lawhon
Doug

Rob Lawhon (Doug) is delighted to return to the Alliance Theatre!  You may remember Rob from shows like WorkingSongs to Grow OnThe Wizard of Oz, TroubadourPancakes, Pancakes!, or Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. Many thanks to the Bush Brothers and the Brothers DePoy, and Susan and Jody.  A very special thank you goes to my son Gibson, who I love more than anything else in the whole wide world. 

Rhyn McLemore (Mama Grace) is thrilled to be back at Alliance! She was most recently seen on the Coca-Cola stage in Ever After (Suzi Bass Award nominee - Best Supporting Actress). Other Atlanta theater includes: Fun HomeStupid Fucking Bird and Company (Actor's Express); The Cake (Horizon Theatre); Safety Net (Theatrical Outfit); Dot (Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company); The Bridges of Madison County and Split in Three (Aurora Theatre). Off-Broadway: Dot (The Billie Holiday Theatre); A World to Win (The York Theatre Company). Regional: Violet and The Crucible (Gallery Players); The Sound of Music (Sierra Repertory Theatre); The Spitfire Grill (Cape Fear Regional Theatre); A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Our Town (West Virginia Public Theatre); The Crucible (North Carolina Shakespeare Festival). Upcoming: A Christmas Carol (Alliance Theatre). Big love to her amazing partner, Joshua. Education: BFA, Carnegie Mellon University. www.rhynmclemore.com 

Rhyn McLemore
Rhyn McLemore
Mama Grace

Rhyn McLemore (Mama Grace) is thrilled to be back at Alliance! She was most recently seen on the Coca-Cola stage in Ever After (Suzi Bass Award nominee - Best Supporting Actress). Other Atlanta theater includes: Fun HomeStupid Fucking Bird and Company (Actor's Express); The Cake (Horizon Theatre); Safety Net (Theatrical Outfit); Dot (Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company); The Bridges of Madison County and Split in Three (Aurora Theatre). Off-Broadway: Dot (The Billie Holiday Theatre); A World to Win (The York Theatre Company). Regional: Violet and The Crucible (Gallery Players); The Sound of Music (Sierra Repertory Theatre); The Spitfire Grill (Cape Fear Regional Theatre); A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Our Town (West Virginia Public Theatre); The Crucible (North Carolina Shakespeare Festival). Upcoming: A Christmas Carol (Alliance Theatre). Big love to her amazing partner, Joshua. Education: BFA, Carnegie Mellon University. www.rhynmclemore.com 

Gillian Rabin (Clara) is thrilled to be making her debut performance on the Alliance's stage with Darlin' Cory! An Oglethorpe University graduate, Gillian was honored to work with some of Atlanta's finest: Freddie Ashley, Richard Garner, Mira Hirsch, and many others. Gillian joined the 2019 apprenticeship program at Actor’s Express, appearing in both Skintight and Fun Home prior to the pandemic. Offstage, Gillian is signed with People Store and Lifetime movie fans will recognize Gillian as Pippa in Who's Killing the Cheerleaders? Be sure to check Gillian out in upcoming films Emergency, Evolution of Nate Gibbs, and The Re-Education of Molly Singer. 

Gillian Rabin
Gillian Rabin
Clara

Gillian Rabin (Clara) is thrilled to be making her debut performance on the Alliance's stage with Darlin' Cory! An Oglethorpe University graduate, Gillian was honored to work with some of Atlanta's finest: Freddie Ashley, Richard Garner, Mira Hirsch, and many others. Gillian joined the 2019 apprenticeship program at Actor’s Express, appearing in both Skintight and Fun Home prior to the pandemic. Offstage, Gillian is signed with People Store and Lifetime movie fans will recognize Gillian as Pippa in Who's Killing the Cheerleaders? Be sure to check Gillian out in upcoming films Emergency, Evolution of Nate Gibbs, and The Re-Education of Molly Singer. 

Maria Rodriguez-Sager (Cass Crow) is crazy stoked she gets to make her Alliance main-stage debut on the newly transformed Coca-Cola Stage. She was first seen at the Alliance as Kanga in Winnie The Pooh. Some of her work includes Our Town and The Laramie Project (Theatrical Outfit), Project Dawn (Horizon Theatre), In the Heights (Aurora Theatre/Theatrical Outfit), In the Next Room (Synchronicity Theatre) and George S. Clinton's and Sherry Landrum's That Other Woman's Child (Baryshnikov Arts Center, NYMF). You can also watch her work recurring on The CW in DC’s STARGIRL and Christopher Landon’s film FREAKY (2020). She thanks you for supporting local professional theater and hopes you will continue to participate in sustaining this live art form for generations to come. For there is no Us without You. Bless and be blessed. www.mariasager.com 

Maria Rodriguez-Sager
Maria Rodriguez-Sager
Cass Crow

Maria Rodriguez-Sager (Cass Crow) is crazy stoked she gets to make her Alliance main-stage debut on the newly transformed Coca-Cola Stage. She was first seen at the Alliance as Kanga in Winnie The Pooh. Some of her work includes Our Town and The Laramie Project (Theatrical Outfit), Project Dawn (Horizon Theatre), In the Heights (Aurora Theatre/Theatrical Outfit), In the Next Room (Synchronicity Theatre) and George S. Clinton's and Sherry Landrum's That Other Woman's Child (Baryshnikov Arts Center, NYMF). You can also watch her work recurring on The CW in DC’s STARGIRL and Christopher Landon’s film FREAKY (2020). She thanks you for supporting local professional theater and hopes you will continue to participate in sustaining this live art form for generations to come. For there is no Us without You. Bless and be blessed. www.mariasager.com 

Asia Rogers (Honor) is delighted to be returning to the Alliance Theatre. Previously, she had the pleasure of understudying another of Phillip DePoy’s works in Nick’s Flamingo Grill. Her credits include Our Town The Laramie Project (Theatrical Outfit), Pipeline (Horizon Theatre), Skeleton Crew (True Colors Theatre),Titanic (Serenbe Playhouse), A Christmas Carol and Damn Yankees (Theatre Buford), Dangerous Women (Weird Sisters Theatre Project), and The Jungle Book (Georgia Ensemble Theatre). Special thanks to her family and to her husband Nijel for all of their support! 

Asia Rogers
Asia Rogers
Honor

Asia Rogers (Honor) is delighted to be returning to the Alliance Theatre. Previously, she had the pleasure of understudying another of Phillip DePoy’s works in Nick’s Flamingo Grill. Her credits include Our Town The Laramie Project (Theatrical Outfit), Pipeline (Horizon Theatre), Skeleton Crew (True Colors Theatre),Titanic (Serenbe Playhouse), A Christmas Carol and Damn Yankees (Theatre Buford), Dangerous Women (Weird Sisters Theatre Project), and The Jungle Book (Georgia Ensemble Theatre). Special thanks to her family and to her husband Nijel for all of their support! 

Writers

Kristian Bush (Composer, Co-Lyricist) is a Grammy Award-winning recording artist who has been leaving his mark on music for more than two decades. The singer, songwriter, producer and multi- instrumentalist started his career with the folk-rock duo Billy Pilgrim in the early 1990s. In 2004, he exploded onto the country music scene with Sugarland, surpassing sales of more than 22 million albums worldwide, achieving  five No. 1 singles and winning numerous awards, including Grammys, AMAs, ACMs, CMT Music Awards and CMAs. In 2014, Bush made his solo debut with Top 20 hit “Trailer Hitch,” featured on his critically acclaimed album Southern Gravity, named the “feel-good album of the year” by Country Music Weekly and named one of the Top 10 country albums of 2015 by Rolling Stone. He recently wrote and performed “Forever Now,” the theme song to the TLC reality series “Say Yes to the Dress.” Troubadour was his first musical. 

Kristian Bush
Kristian Bush
Composer, Co-Lyricist

Kristian Bush (Composer, Co-Lyricist) is a Grammy Award-winning recording artist who has been leaving his mark on music for more than two decades. The singer, songwriter, producer and multi- instrumentalist started his career with the folk-rock duo Billy Pilgrim in the early 1990s. In 2004, he exploded onto the country music scene with Sugarland, surpassing sales of more than 22 million albums worldwide, achieving  five No. 1 singles and winning numerous awards, including Grammys, AMAs, ACMs, CMT Music Awards and CMAs. In 2014, Bush made his solo debut with Top 20 hit “Trailer Hitch,” featured on his critically acclaimed album Southern Gravity, named the “feel-good album of the year” by Country Music Weekly and named one of the Top 10 country albums of 2015 by Rolling Stone. He recently wrote and performed “Forever Now,” the theme song to the TLC reality series “Say Yes to the Dress.” Troubadour was his first musical. 

Phillip DePoy (Playwright, Librettist & Co-Lyricist) is the author of 22 novels (the latest, SAMMY TWO SHOES, comes out in October 2021) and 45 plays. An internationally reviewed performance artist, he was writer in residence for the Georgia Council for the Arts and Composer in Residence for the Academy Theatre in the 1980s. In the 1990s he was the Artistic Director of Theatrical Outfit and composed music for 17 Alliance Theatre productions (Angels in America, The Seagull, Man for All Seasons, et al). Since then, he served as the director of several university theatre programs. He was awarded Georgia Author of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. Notable theatrical work includes the 1993 New York production of LAMB ON FIRE, the 2002 Edgar Award winning mystery play Easy, also in New York, and for the Alliance Theatre, the Suzi award-winning Edward Foote. His Appalachian Christmas Homecoming has been produced over 30 times nationally since 1994. Phillip DePoy also holds an undergraduate degree in English literature and folklore, and a graduate degree in performance art. His greatest achievement, however, is having been married to playwright Lee Nowell for over twenty-two years.

Phillip DePoy
Phillip DePoy
Playwright, Librettist & Co-Lyricist

Phillip DePoy (Playwright, Librettist & Co-Lyricist) is the author of 22 novels (the latest, SAMMY TWO SHOES, comes out in October 2021) and 45 plays. An internationally reviewed performance artist, he was writer in residence for the Georgia Council for the Arts and Composer in Residence for the Academy Theatre in the 1980s. In the 1990s he was the Artistic Director of Theatrical Outfit and composed music for 17 Alliance Theatre productions (Angels in America, The Seagull, Man for All Seasons, et al). Since then, he served as the director of several university theatre programs. He was awarded Georgia Author of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. Notable theatrical work includes the 1993 New York production of LAMB ON FIRE, the 2002 Edgar Award winning mystery play Easy, also in New York, and for the Alliance Theatre, the Suzi award-winning Edward Foote. His Appalachian Christmas Homecoming has been produced over 30 times nationally since 1994. Phillip DePoy also holds an undergraduate degree in English literature and folklore, and a graduate degree in performance art. His greatest achievement, however, is having been married to playwright Lee Nowell for over twenty-two years.

Director

Susan V. Booth (Jennings Hertz Artistic Director) joined the Alliance Theatre in 2001 and has initiated the Palefsky Collision Project for teens, the Alliance/ Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab and commercial partnerships on such projects as The Prom; Tuck Everlasting; Ghost Brothers of Darkland County; The Color Purple; Bring It On: The Musical; Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away; Sister Act: The Musical; Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk; and Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL. She has directed nationally at the Goodman Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, New York Stage and Film, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Northlight Theatre, Victory Gardens, Court Theatre and many others. She holds degrees from Denison and Northwestern universities and was a fellow of the National Critics Institute and the Kemper Foundation. She has held teaching positions at Northwestern, DePaul and Emory universities and is a past President of the board of directors for the Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for the field. Booth’s leadership is underwritten by the BOLD Theater Women’s Leadership Circle, an initiative to support and promote women’s theater leadership funded by The Helen Gurley Brown Foundation. She is married to Max Leventhal and is the proud mother of Moira Rose Leventhal. 

Susan V. Booth
Susan V. Booth
Director

Susan V. Booth (Jennings Hertz Artistic Director) joined the Alliance Theatre in 2001 and has initiated the Palefsky Collision Project for teens, the Alliance/ Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab and commercial partnerships on such projects as The Prom; Tuck Everlasting; Ghost Brothers of Darkland County; The Color Purple; Bring It On: The Musical; Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away; Sister Act: The Musical; Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk; and Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL. She has directed nationally at the Goodman Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, New York Stage and Film, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Northlight Theatre, Victory Gardens, Court Theatre and many others. She holds degrees from Denison and Northwestern universities and was a fellow of the National Critics Institute and the Kemper Foundation. She has held teaching positions at Northwestern, DePaul and Emory universities and is a past President of the board of directors for the Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for the field. Booth’s leadership is underwritten by the BOLD Theater Women’s Leadership Circle, an initiative to support and promote women’s theater leadership funded by The Helen Gurley Brown Foundation. She is married to Max Leventhal and is the proud mother of Moira Rose Leventhal. 

Creative

Amelia Fischer and Connor Hammond
Amelia Fischer and Connor Hammond
Fight Choreographers

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 for the Alliance include 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 for the Alliance include 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. 

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 premier 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 and Player / Conductor

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 premier 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. 

Elisa Carlson
Elisa Carlson
Dialect Coach

Jody Feldman (Casting) 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

Jody Feldman (Casting) 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.

Kara Harmon (Costume Designer) The Alliance: Goodnight Tyler, Angry Raucous & Shamelessly Gorgeous, God of Carnage  Regional: Guys & Dolls, Steel Magnolias, Guthrie Theatre; Eclipsed, Milwaukee Rep; The Color Purple, Portland Center Stage; The Wiz!, Ford’s Theatre (Helen Hayes Award); We, the invisibles, ATL Humana Festival; A Raisin in the Sun, Indiana Rep; Nina Simone: Four Women, Arena Stage;  The Purists, A Guide for the Homesick, Huntington Theatre; In the Heights, Geva; Barbecue, Geffen Playhouse (NAACP Award); The Rape of Lucretia, Wolf Trap Opera; Much Ado About Nothing, The Comedy of Errors, Oregon Shakespeare Festival. New York: Lockdown, Rattlestick Playwrights, The Niceties, Manhattan Theatre Club; Dot, Vineyard Theatre. Assistant Costume Design TV: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” Season 2, Amazon, “Daredevil,” Season 2, Netflix; “Boardwalk Empire,” Season 5, HBO. Training: NYU Tisch School of the Arts. KaraHarmonDesign.com 

Kara Harmon
Kara Harmon
Costume Designer

Kara Harmon (Costume Designer) The Alliance: Goodnight Tyler, Angry Raucous & Shamelessly Gorgeous, God of Carnage  Regional: Guys & Dolls, Steel Magnolias, Guthrie Theatre; Eclipsed, Milwaukee Rep; The Color Purple, Portland Center Stage; The Wiz!, Ford’s Theatre (Helen Hayes Award); We, the invisibles, ATL Humana Festival; A Raisin in the Sun, Indiana Rep; Nina Simone: Four Women, Arena Stage;  The Purists, A Guide for the Homesick, Huntington Theatre; In the Heights, Geva; Barbecue, Geffen Playhouse (NAACP Award); The Rape of Lucretia, Wolf Trap Opera; Much Ado About Nothing, The Comedy of Errors, Oregon Shakespeare Festival. New York: Lockdown, Rattlestick Playwrights, The Niceties, Manhattan Theatre Club; Dot, Vineyard Theatre. Assistant Costume Design TV: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” Season 2, Amazon, “Daredevil,” Season 2, Netflix; “Boardwalk Empire,” Season 5, HBO. Training: NYU Tisch School of the Arts. KaraHarmonDesign.com 

Sotirios Livaditis (Associate Set Designer) is a scenic designer, illustrator and storyteller based in Chicago. Recent projects in Chicago include Teenage Dick (Theatre Wit), Mosquitoes (Steep Theatre), Out of Love (Interrobang Theatre Project), Hans Christian Andersen, When She Had Wings (Northwestern University), For Services Rendered, The Harvest (Griffin Theatre), Small World, Fun Harmless WarMachine (The New Coordinates), Language Rooms (Broken Nose Theatre) Hooded, or Being Black for Dummies (First Floor Theatre). He has worked as an associate designer with Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, The House Theatre of Chicago, Steppenwolf Theatre and The Irish National Opera. Upcoming projects include Ragtime (Music Theatre Works), This Wide Night (Shattered Globe Theatre) and Wellesley Girl (Compass Theatre) and Light Falls (Steep Theatre). He will be teaming up again with his mentor Todd Rosenthal on the world premiere of Christina Anderson’s The Ripple, The Wave that Carried me Home (Goodman Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre). He received his MFA from Northwestern University and was the winner of the 2017 Michael Merrit Award for Best Design Exhibition. Please experience more of his work at www.sotiriosdesigns.com

Sotirios Livaditis
Sotirios Livaditis
Associate Set Designer

Sotirios Livaditis (Associate Set Designer) is a scenic designer, illustrator and storyteller based in Chicago. Recent projects in Chicago include Teenage Dick (Theatre Wit), Mosquitoes (Steep Theatre), Out of Love (Interrobang Theatre Project), Hans Christian Andersen, When She Had Wings (Northwestern University), For Services Rendered, The Harvest (Griffin Theatre), Small World, Fun Harmless WarMachine (The New Coordinates), Language Rooms (Broken Nose Theatre) Hooded, or Being Black for Dummies (First Floor Theatre). He has worked as an associate designer with Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, The House Theatre of Chicago, Steppenwolf Theatre and The Irish National Opera. Upcoming projects include Ragtime (Music Theatre Works), This Wide Night (Shattered Globe Theatre) and Wellesley Girl (Compass Theatre) and Light Falls (Steep Theatre). He will be teaming up again with his mentor Todd Rosenthal on the world premiere of Christina Anderson’s The Ripple, The Wave that Carried me Home (Goodman Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre). He received his MFA from Northwestern University and was the winner of the 2017 Michael Merrit Award for Best Design Exhibition. Please experience more of his work at www.sotiriosdesigns.com

Hidenori Nakajo
Hidenori Nakajo
Associate Sound Designer

Xavier V. Pierce (Lighting Design) Professional credits include: Public Theatre (NYC), Steppenwolf Theatre (Chicago, IL), Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, OR), Guthrie Theatre (Minneapolis, MN), McCarter Theatre Center (Princeton, NJ), Long Wharf Theatre (New Haven, CT), Saint Louis Repertory Theatre (St Louis, MO), Seattle Repertory Theatre (Seattle, Washington), Arena Stage (Washington, DC), California Shakespeare Theatre (Orinda, Ca), Cincinnati Playhouse (Cincinnati, OH), Indiana Rep (Indianapolis, IN), Arden Theatre (Philadelphia, PA), Playmakers Rep (Chapel Hill, NC), Westport Country Playhouse (Westport, CT), George Street Playhouse (New Brunswick, NJ), Syracuse Stage (Syracuse, NY), Two River Theatre Company (Red Bank, NJ), Olney Theatre Center (Olney, MD), Intiman Theatre (Seattle, WA), Arizona Theatre Company (Phoenix,AZ), Florida Studio Theatre, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, Triad Stage (Greensboro, NC & Winston Salem, NC), Charlotte Childrens Theatre (Charlotte, NC), Crossroads Theatre (New Brunswick, NJ). Xavier Pierce is a graduate of New York University Tisch School of the Arts MFA in Design Stage and Film. RECENT CREDITS: HARVEY by Mary Chase, directed by Libby Appel at Guthrie Theatre. TWO TRAINS RUNNING, by August Wilson directed by Raelle Myrick -Hodges. A RAISIN IN THE SUN at the Westport Country Playhouse directed by Phylicia Rashad. Xavier lit TWO TRAINS RUNNING directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson at Two Rivers Theatre Company in Red Bank, NJ and Katori Hall's THE MOUNTAINTOP directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges in a co-production between Playmakers Rep and Triad Stage. Xavier designed August Wilson's FENCES directed by Phylicia Rashad in a co-production between Long Wharf Theatre and the McCarter Theatre. Xavier designed THE PIANO LESSON at the Olney Theatre Center directed by Jamil Jude.

Xavier V. Pierce
Xavier V. Pierce
Lighting Designer

Xavier V. Pierce (Lighting Design) Professional credits include: Public Theatre (NYC), Steppenwolf Theatre (Chicago, IL), Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, OR), Guthrie Theatre (Minneapolis, MN), McCarter Theatre Center (Princeton, NJ), Long Wharf Theatre (New Haven, CT), Saint Louis Repertory Theatre (St Louis, MO), Seattle Repertory Theatre (Seattle, Washington), Arena Stage (Washington, DC), California Shakespeare Theatre (Orinda, Ca), Cincinnati Playhouse (Cincinnati, OH), Indiana Rep (Indianapolis, IN), Arden Theatre (Philadelphia, PA), Playmakers Rep (Chapel Hill, NC), Westport Country Playhouse (Westport, CT), George Street Playhouse (New Brunswick, NJ), Syracuse Stage (Syracuse, NY), Two River Theatre Company (Red Bank, NJ), Olney Theatre Center (Olney, MD), Intiman Theatre (Seattle, WA), Arizona Theatre Company (Phoenix,AZ), Florida Studio Theatre, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, Triad Stage (Greensboro, NC & Winston Salem, NC), Charlotte Childrens Theatre (Charlotte, NC), Crossroads Theatre (New Brunswick, NJ). Xavier Pierce is a graduate of New York University Tisch School of the Arts MFA in Design Stage and Film. RECENT CREDITS: HARVEY by Mary Chase, directed by Libby Appel at Guthrie Theatre. TWO TRAINS RUNNING, by August Wilson directed by Raelle Myrick -Hodges. A RAISIN IN THE SUN at the Westport Country Playhouse directed by Phylicia Rashad. Xavier lit TWO TRAINS RUNNING directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson at Two Rivers Theatre Company in Red Bank, NJ and Katori Hall's THE MOUNTAINTOP directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges in a co-production between Playmakers Rep and Triad Stage. Xavier designed August Wilson's FENCES directed by Phylicia Rashad in a co-production between Long Wharf Theatre and the McCarter Theatre. Xavier designed THE PIANO LESSON at the Olney Theatre Center directed by Jamil Jude.

TODD ROSENTHAL is a Chicago based set designer and educator. Broadway credits include: August Osage: County (Tony Award), The Motherfucker with the Hat (Outer Critic’s Circle Award nomination and Tony Award nomination), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Tony Award for Best Revival), Of Mice and Men (filmed by National Theatre Live), This is Our YouthFish in the Dark, Straight White Men and Linda Vista. Select Off-Broadway: Red Light Winter (Barrow Street), Domesticated (Lincoln Center) Close Up Space (Manhattan Theatre Club), and The Qualms (Playwrights Horizons). Set designer for six years for The Big Apple Circus. International credits: August: Osage County (National Theatre of Great Britain, London and Sydney Theatre Company, Australia), The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Waterford, Ireland), Madama Butterfly (Irish National Opera, Dublin/Cork),  Nice Fish (London’s West End), and Downstate (National Theatre of Great Britain, London). Regional work includes Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Over 30 productions), Goodman Theatre (Artistic Partner), Guthrie Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, American Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Alliance Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theater, La Jolla Playhouse and many others. Todd started the exhibition design firm XL Scenic with designer Kevin Depinet. Museum exhibitions include Mythbusters: The Explosive ExhibitionThe International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, and Victoria the T-Rex. He has received many other accolades including the Laurence Olivier Award (first American set designer), the Helen Hayes Award, the LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award, the Backstage Garland Award, Suzi Bass Award, the Joseph Jefferson Award, the Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Award, the 2019 USITT Distinguished Achievement Award and the Michael Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration. He has been nominated for 4 American Theater Wing Henry Hewes Design Awards for best set design. He exhibited at the Prague Quadrennial in 2007 and 2019. Todd is a Full Professor at Northwestern University and a graduate of the Yale Drama School. 

Todd Rosenthal
Todd Rosenthal
Set Designer

TODD ROSENTHAL is a Chicago based set designer and educator. Broadway credits include: August Osage: County (Tony Award), The Motherfucker with the Hat (Outer Critic’s Circle Award nomination and Tony Award nomination), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Tony Award for Best Revival), Of Mice and Men (filmed by National Theatre Live), This is Our YouthFish in the Dark, Straight White Men and Linda Vista. Select Off-Broadway: Red Light Winter (Barrow Street), Domesticated (Lincoln Center) Close Up Space (Manhattan Theatre Club), and The Qualms (Playwrights Horizons). Set designer for six years for The Big Apple Circus. International credits: August: Osage County (National Theatre of Great Britain, London and Sydney Theatre Company, Australia), The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Waterford, Ireland), Madama Butterfly (Irish National Opera, Dublin/Cork),  Nice Fish (London’s West End), and Downstate (National Theatre of Great Britain, London). Regional work includes Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Over 30 productions), Goodman Theatre (Artistic Partner), Guthrie Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, American Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Alliance Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theater, La Jolla Playhouse and many others. Todd started the exhibition design firm XL Scenic with designer Kevin Depinet. Museum exhibitions include Mythbusters: The Explosive ExhibitionThe International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, and Victoria the T-Rex. He has received many other accolades including the Laurence Olivier Award (first American set designer), the Helen Hayes Award, the LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award, the Backstage Garland Award, Suzi Bass Award, the Joseph Jefferson Award, the Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Award, the 2019 USITT Distinguished Achievement Award and the Michael Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration. He has been nominated for 4 American Theater Wing Henry Hewes Design Awards for best set design. He exhibited at the Prague Quadrennial in 2007 and 2019. Todd is a Full Professor at Northwestern University and a graduate of the Yale Drama School. 

Russell Bartmus and Alex Jackson
Russell Bartmus and Alex Jackson
Copyist
John Welker
John Welker
Choreographer

Understudies

Collin Cruikshank (US Brody/Grey) is delighted to be making his debut with Alliance Theatre. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in performing arts in 2020. Recent credits include narrating the audio book Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls, and starring in a Coca-Cola commercial. As a day job he owns an online store for funny vegan merch called Bazaar Vegan.

Collin Cruikshank
Collin Cruikshank
US Brody / Grey

Collin Cruikshank (US Brody/Grey) is delighted to be making his debut with Alliance Theatre. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in performing arts in 2020. Recent credits include narrating the audio book Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls, and starring in a Coca-Cola commercial. As a day job he owns an online store for funny vegan merch called Bazaar Vegan.

Gina DeLise (US Clara/Honor) is an ATL and NYC based actor. She is a recent graduate from the University of Evansville where she was seen in The Grapes of Wrath (Rose of Sharon) and Spring Awakening (Thea/Frau Gabor). As a Georgia native, Gina is thrilled to be making her Alliance debut, and she thanks her family and friends for their love and support. @gina_delise 

Gina DeLise
Gina DeLise
US Clara / Honor

Gina DeLise (US Clara/Honor) is an ATL and NYC based actor. She is a recent graduate from the University of Evansville where she was seen in The Grapes of Wrath (Rose of Sharon) and Spring Awakening (Thea/Frau Gabor). As a Georgia native, Gina is thrilled to be making her Alliance debut, and she thanks her family and friends for their love and support. @gina_delise 

Lamont J. Hill Atlanta: City Springs Theatre: Into The Woods (Cinderella’s Father), Elf the Musical (Store Manager), Sentimental Journey/Broadway Revue (U/S); Atlanta Lyric Theatre: Jekyll & Hyde (Utterson); Actor’s Express: Suzi Bass Award Winning The Color Purple (Harpo); Once on this Island concert (Jennie T. Anderson), Wallace Buice Theatre Co.: PARADE (Riley), Dominion Ent. Group: A Lesson Before Dying (Grant U/S), Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Co.: The First Noel, Vocalist Six Flags Holiday in the Park, Berea College Theatre: The Wiz (Scarecrow), Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, (Sylvester), Top Dog/Underdog (Booth), Lead Male Vocalist (Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings). Education: BA in English, Theatre, & Speech Communications (Berea College) and also trained at The Company Acting Studio (Buford, GA). Film: Trying Grace, First Family. Lamont is new to the Alliance Theatre and is thrilled to be a part of Darlin’ Cory.

Lamont J. Hill
Lamont J. Hill
US Alex Crow / Tucker

Lamont J. Hill Atlanta: City Springs Theatre: Into The Woods (Cinderella’s Father), Elf the Musical (Store Manager), Sentimental Journey/Broadway Revue (U/S); Atlanta Lyric Theatre: Jekyll & Hyde (Utterson); Actor’s Express: Suzi Bass Award Winning The Color Purple (Harpo); Once on this Island concert (Jennie T. Anderson), Wallace Buice Theatre Co.: PARADE (Riley), Dominion Ent. Group: A Lesson Before Dying (Grant U/S), Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Co.: The First Noel, Vocalist Six Flags Holiday in the Park, Berea College Theatre: The Wiz (Scarecrow), Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, (Sylvester), Top Dog/Underdog (Booth), Lead Male Vocalist (Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings). Education: BA in English, Theatre, & Speech Communications (Berea College) and also trained at The Company Acting Studio (Buford, GA). Film: Trying Grace, First Family. Lamont is new to the Alliance Theatre and is thrilled to be a part of Darlin’ Cory.

Jessi Little (US Cass Crow/Mama Grace) is new to Atlanta having moved from Seattle last year. Atlanta credits include; Lace Larrabee’s Stand Up Comedy class, Aurora Theatre Welcomes - A Cabaret, 48 Hour Film Project, and recurring entertainment at various retirement, memory care, and assisted living communities. Her general public cabarets combine stand up, trivia, and music and have been performed in numerous states west of the Mississippi; next up Charlotte, NC (Jan. 2022). Favorite credits include: Lizzie Darcy in Miss Bennett Christmas at Pemberley (New Village Arts, CA), u/s Siobhan & Voice 3 in The Curious Incident… (Village Theatre, WA), Day by Day in Godspell (Taproot Theatre, WA), Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods (StageRight Theatre, WA), and singing the National Anthem at Fenway Park (Go Sox!). www.jessilittle.com IG: @jjessilittle

Jessi Little
Jessi Little
US Cass Crow / Mama Grace

Jessi Little (US Cass Crow/Mama Grace) is new to Atlanta having moved from Seattle last year. Atlanta credits include; Lace Larrabee’s Stand Up Comedy class, Aurora Theatre Welcomes - A Cabaret, 48 Hour Film Project, and recurring entertainment at various retirement, memory care, and assisted living communities. Her general public cabarets combine stand up, trivia, and music and have been performed in numerous states west of the Mississippi; next up Charlotte, NC (Jan. 2022). Favorite credits include: Lizzie Darcy in Miss Bennett Christmas at Pemberley (New Village Arts, CA), u/s Siobhan & Voice 3 in The Curious Incident… (Village Theatre, WA), Day by Day in Godspell (Taproot Theatre, WA), Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods (StageRight Theatre, WA), and singing the National Anthem at Fenway Park (Go Sox!). www.jessilittle.com IG: @jjessilittle

Natalie Myrick (U/S Ivy/Jenny/Truegood) is a theatre artist/musician based in New York City, and she is thrilled to be back in the southeast for her Alliance debut! After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she toured in shows for young audiences around South Korea. Regionally and Off-Broadway, her artistic projects especially center original works in development and contemporary musical theatre. Select credits: Reverb Arts Festival (Roundabout), Playdate (Dixon Place), Phantom Tollbooth (Hangar Theatre), Tarzan (English Musicals Korea), Last Five Years (Company Carolina). www.nataliemyrick.com // @noots.mcgoots

Natalie Myrick
Natalie Myrick
US Ivy / Jenny / Truegood

Natalie Myrick (U/S Ivy/Jenny/Truegood) is a theatre artist/musician based in New York City, and she is thrilled to be back in the southeast for her Alliance debut! After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she toured in shows for young audiences around South Korea. Regionally and Off-Broadway, her artistic projects especially center original works in development and contemporary musical theatre. Select credits: Reverb Arts Festival (Roundabout), Playdate (Dixon Place), Phantom Tollbooth (Hangar Theatre), Tarzan (English Musicals Korea), Last Five Years (Company Carolina). www.nataliemyrick.com // @noots.mcgoots

Jacob Valleroy (U/S Doug and Bailey) is thrilled to be making his debut at the Alliance! He is a graduate of the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) with a degree in Musical Theatre. Off-Broadway/National Tours: Alcestis Ascending (Straton), A Christmas Carol (Jacob Marley). Atlanta Credits: Spring Awakening (Melchior), The Last Five Years (Jamie), Les Miserables (Enjolras), Big Fish (Will Bloom), Chess (Ensemble), Fun Home (Roy, Bobby Jeremy, etc.), and A Year With Frog and Toad (Male Swing). Instagram: @jrvalleroy

Jacob Valleroy
Jacob Valleroy
US Doug / Bailey

Jacob Valleroy (U/S Doug and Bailey) is thrilled to be making his debut at the Alliance! He is a graduate of the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) with a degree in Musical Theatre. Off-Broadway/National Tours: Alcestis Ascending (Straton), A Christmas Carol (Jacob Marley). Atlanta Credits: Spring Awakening (Melchior), The Last Five Years (Jamie), Les Miserables (Enjolras), Big Fish (Will Bloom), Chess (Ensemble), Fun Home (Roy, Bobby Jeremy, etc.), and A Year With Frog and Toad (Male Swing). Instagram: @jrvalleroy

Crew

Liz Campbell (Assistant Stage Manager; she/her) Local credits include: Working: A Musical, 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
Assistant Stage Manager

Liz Campbell (Assistant Stage Manager; she/her) Local credits include: Working: A Musical, 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. 

Ashley Dickey
Ashley Dickey
Stage Management Production Assistant

Raiyon Hunter (Assistant Director/Assistant Line Producer) is a recent graduate of Spelman College where she majored in Theatre and Performance. She has been active in theatre since the age of five years old. Since being at Spelman, she has worked on many productions in all aspects such as lighting, acting, directing, and stage managing. Some of the shows she has worked on are Saturday Night/ Sunday Morning, The Colored Museum, Hands Up, Milk Like Sugar, and Romeo and Juliet. Whilst in undergrad, she has been able to participate as an intern with the University of Georgia devising a piece on the Georgia incarceration system, travel to Alaska to perform at The Last Frontier theatre conference and studied in Oxford at the British American Drama Academy. She also Co-founded Xpress Yourself, an organization rooted in mentorship and preparation for young artists that lack the financial and structural support in their current school systems and communities. 

Raiyon Hunter
Raiyon Hunter
Assistant Director / Assistant Line Producer

Raiyon Hunter (Assistant Director/Assistant Line Producer) is a recent graduate of Spelman College where she majored in Theatre and Performance. She has been active in theatre since the age of five years old. Since being at Spelman, she has worked on many productions in all aspects such as lighting, acting, directing, and stage managing. Some of the shows she has worked on are Saturday Night/ Sunday Morning, The Colored Museum, Hands Up, Milk Like Sugar, and Romeo and Juliet. Whilst in undergrad, she has been able to participate as an intern with the University of Georgia devising a piece on the Georgia incarceration system, travel to Alaska to perform at The Last Frontier theatre conference and studied in Oxford at the British American Drama Academy. She also Co-founded Xpress Yourself, an organization rooted in mentorship and preparation for young artists that lack the financial and structural support in their current school systems and communities. 

Shaina Pierce (Assistant Stage Manager) is the Alliance Theatre's Inaugural Recipient of the Stage Management Fellowship. She is a recent graduate of The University of Alabama with a MFA degree in stage management. Shaina has stage managed The Merchant of Venice, Legally Blonde, and Intimate Apparell at The University of Alabama. She has also stage managed Cinderella and A Comedy of Errors at The Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Some of her other credits include The Last Five Years at the Cloverdale Playhouse and Disney's The Beauty and the BeastA Midsummer Night's Dream, and Disney's The Little Mermaid at The Alabama Shakespeare Festival. She was the Production Stage Manager for ArtPlay 2021 at Alys Stephen's Performing Arts Theatre doing Frozen Kids and The Addams Family musical. Shaina wants to thank her family and loved ones for their continued support and doing all they can to help her continue to do art. Thank you to the Alliance Theatre and Roll Tide! 

Shaina Pierce
Shaina Pierce
Assistant Stage Manager

Shaina Pierce (Assistant Stage Manager) is the Alliance Theatre's Inaugural Recipient of the Stage Management Fellowship. She is a recent graduate of The University of Alabama with a MFA degree in stage management. Shaina has stage managed The Merchant of Venice, Legally Blonde, and Intimate Apparell at The University of Alabama. She has also stage managed Cinderella and A Comedy of Errors at The Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Some of her other credits include The Last Five Years at the Cloverdale Playhouse and Disney's The Beauty and the BeastA Midsummer Night's Dream, and Disney's The Little Mermaid at The Alabama Shakespeare Festival. She was the Production Stage Manager for ArtPlay 2021 at Alys Stephen's Performing Arts Theatre doing Frozen Kids and The Addams Family musical. Shaina wants to thank her family and loved ones for their continued support and doing all they can to help her continue to do art. Thank you to the Alliance Theatre and Roll Tide! 

Haylee Scott
Haylee Scott
COVID Coordinator

JAYSON T. WADDELL (Stage Manager) is proud to return to the Alliance Theatre for his eleventh season. At the Alliance, he’s worked on such productions as Songs to Grow OnData, A Drive-In Christmas CarolBecoming Nancy Approval JunkieEver After, Nick's Flamingo GrilleCandideCrossing DelanceyTroubadourMoby DickBorn for ThisTuck EverlastingThe Geller GirlsA Christmas CarolGhost Brothers of Darkland CountyBrokeSex and the Second CityNext to NormalHolidays With the Chalks and Bike America. At Atlanta Lyric Theatre: OliverJesus Christ SuperstarThe Full Monty and Young Frankeinstein. At the Illinois Shakespeare Festival: Shakespeare in LoveI <3 JulietHamletQ GentsAntony & CleopatraMacbethAs You Like ItTwelfth Night and A Winter’s Tale. Jayson graduated from the Gainesville Theatre Alliance and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Jayson T. Waddell
Jayson T. Waddell
Stage Manager

JAYSON T. WADDELL (Stage Manager) is proud to return to the Alliance Theatre for his eleventh season. At the Alliance, he’s worked on such productions as Songs to Grow OnData, A Drive-In Christmas CarolBecoming Nancy Approval JunkieEver After, Nick's Flamingo GrilleCandideCrossing DelanceyTroubadourMoby DickBorn for ThisTuck EverlastingThe Geller GirlsA Christmas CarolGhost Brothers of Darkland CountyBrokeSex and the Second CityNext to NormalHolidays With the Chalks and Bike America. At Atlanta Lyric Theatre: OliverJesus Christ SuperstarThe Full Monty and Young Frankeinstein. At the Illinois Shakespeare Festival: Shakespeare in LoveI <3 JulietHamletQ GentsAntony & CleopatraMacbethAs You Like ItTwelfth Night and A Winter’s Tale. Jayson graduated from the Gainesville Theatre Alliance and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Amanda Watkins (Line Producer) serves as an associate producer at the Alliance Theatre. Prior to this position, she was the general manager of Broadway Dreams, a nonprofit devoted to the mentoring and training of young adults in the theatre arts.  Amanda served as EVP of Production and Development at The Araca Group in NYC where she shepherded the development of dozens of new plays and musicals. She was the executive producer on Broadway’s Tony Award-nominated Disgraced, the winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama by Ayad Akhtar as well as the 2010 Tony Award-nominated revival of Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor, directed by Stanley Tucci. Amanda was an actor on Broadway and throughout the regions for 15 years. She is a member of The Broadway League and in 2004, she was recognized by the State of Georgia House of Representatives with a certificate of excellence in theatre. She holds a B.F.A. from FSU and an M.A. from NYU. 

Amanda Watkins
Amanda Watkins
Line Producer

Amanda Watkins (Line Producer) serves as an associate producer at the Alliance Theatre. Prior to this position, she was the general manager of Broadway Dreams, a nonprofit devoted to the mentoring and training of young adults in the theatre arts.  Amanda served as EVP of Production and Development at The Araca Group in NYC where she shepherded the development of dozens of new plays and musicals. She was the executive producer on Broadway’s Tony Award-nominated Disgraced, the winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama by Ayad Akhtar as well as the 2010 Tony Award-nominated revival of Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor, directed by Stanley Tucci. Amanda was an actor on Broadway and throughout the regions for 15 years. She is a member of The Broadway League and in 2004, she was recognized by the State of Georgia House of Representatives with a certificate of excellence in theatre. She holds a B.F.A. from FSU and an M.A. from NYU. 

Musicians

Zack Albetta
Zack Albetta
Backup Drums
Stello Clark
Stello Clark
Backup Guitar / Keyboard

Tomi Martin (Guitar) is a native of Louisville, KY, and grew up as a preacher’s kid listening to the radio and developing a love for the music as well as the artists. His exposure to gospel, rock, soul, and jazz made a lasting impression and made him certain that he wanted to be a professional musician. Tomi transitions easily from studio to stage, which helped develop his reputation as both a session guitarist and musical director for concert tours, television specials, and feature film projects. As a music director, Tomi blends rock, pop, R&B, and hard funk into solid tracks with musical hooks that help make hit records. His unique guitar work and creative support have been a huge part of successful records and world tours for such artists as: John Legend, OutKast, Justin Bieber, Madonna, TLC, Stevie Nicks, Miley Cyrus, and The Indigo Girls.

Tomi Martin
Tomi Martin
Guitar

Tomi Martin (Guitar) is a native of Louisville, KY, and grew up as a preacher’s kid listening to the radio and developing a love for the music as well as the artists. His exposure to gospel, rock, soul, and jazz made a lasting impression and made him certain that he wanted to be a professional musician. Tomi transitions easily from studio to stage, which helped develop his reputation as both a session guitarist and musical director for concert tours, television specials, and feature film projects. As a music director, Tomi blends rock, pop, R&B, and hard funk into solid tracks with musical hooks that help make hit records. His unique guitar work and creative support have been a huge part of successful records and world tours for such artists as: John Legend, OutKast, Justin Bieber, Madonna, TLC, Stevie Nicks, Miley Cyrus, and The Indigo Girls.

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

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