Souvenir Cast & Crew
Carl J Danielsen (Cosme McMoon)
NYC: Enter Laughing, York; The Big Voice: God or Merman?; Edgar, King Lear, Hudson Guild. Regional: Marvelous Party; Northlight (Jeff Award); Cole!, San Jose Rep, LACLO, (Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle award, Dramalogue award); 2 Pianos, 4 Hands, 20 cities; Homer, Morning's At Seven, Caldwell; World Goes ‘Round, TheatreWorks (BATCC award); Taming of Shrew, Oh, Kay!, SF Shakespeare (BATTC award); Oedipus Rex, DCTC; Room Service, Barrington Stage; John Adams, 1776, Barnum, Barnum, Cat/Hat, Seussical, Don, Singing in Rain, Bobby, Crazy for You; I Love You, YPNC, various. Law and Order. Webber Douglas Drama School, UK. BMI workshop, Harrington Award. Hear compositions at myspace.com/carldanielsen
Nancy Johnston (Florence Foster Jenkins)
just reveled in the dual role of Edith Beale/Little Edie in Grey Gardens at Houston Stages Repertory, winning best Musical of the Season in the Houston Press. For two years she was Hold Me, Touch Me in The Producers First National Tour including Los Angeles with Jason Alexander and Martin Short. Broadway: The Secret Garden, Music Man. Off-Broadway: Jessica Gatewood in the world premiere of Splendora, Allegro, Merrily We Roll Along, and Olympus on My Mind (cast recording.) Numerous regional theatres, a little film, television. Teaching: NYU. Husband: Jess. Nancy is thrilled to revisit the role of Florence Foster Jenkins at Vermont Stage Company. Proud member of Equity for 30 years.
Sara Lampert Hoover (Director)
an Artistic Associate with Vermont Stage Company since 2007, is thrilled to be directing Souvenir this season. Her production of Souvenir with the Kitchen Theatre Company received the 2008 SALT Award "Best Summer Production". Other VSC credits include: Three Days of Rain, Doubt, The Syringa Tree, and I Am My Own Wife. Assistant directing credits: Sight Unseen (Manhattan Theatre Club, Daniel Sullivan, Director) and The Dybbuk (Syracuse Stage, Barbara Damashek, Director). In development: Sam's Friends by Dorothy Louise and World of Sinatras by Sean O'Connor. She is a Certified Movement Analyst in Laban Movement Studies and a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SDC).
Rachel Kurland (Costume Designer)
is happy to be back with the VSC family (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Three Days of Rain, etc). She has designed many shows for Northern Stage, St. Michael's Playhouse, Weston Playhouse, and Lost Nation Theatre. Regional theatre credits include Long Wharf, The Huntington Theatre, Barter Theatre, and Portland Stage. New York: Manhattan Theatre Club, Terry Schreiber Theatre and CSC Repertory. Rachel is a member of United Scenic Artists and Association of Sewing and Design Professionals. She has a studio in her South Strafford home where she makes one-of-a-kind wedding gowns. www.Foxglovegowns.com
Jeff Modereger (Scenic Designer)
As a Full Professor at UVM, Jeff teaches scenery design and scene painting. Stepping down after ten years as chair, this year marks Jeff's twentieth year in the Department of Theatre. His professional life spans 30 plus years and nearly 400 productions with credits ranging from national and international tours, regional theatres, opera and dance companies, off-Broadway, Broadway, industrials, television and the silver screen. Jeff is represented by the National Holocaust Museum's exhibit of Remember the Children: Daniel's Story. As an original member of VSC, Jeff's work includes: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, My Ohio, Doubt, I Am My Own Wife, The Clean House and the list goes on.
Jeffrey E. Salzberg (Lighting Designer)
Jeffrey has been lighting theatre, ballet, and modern dance troupes for over 30 years, and is thinking of making a career out of it. He has lit several new ballets featuring former New York City Ballet principal dancer Peter Boal, the lighting for one of which, according to Jennifer Dunning in the NY Times, was "ingeniously atmospheric." In Vermont, he has designed for Vermont Stage Company, Saint Michael's Playhouse, and Lost Nation Theater, and is Resident Lighting Designer for Boston's Moonbox Productions. Mr. Salzberg has also served as a design consultant for several theatres and has participated in the arts funding process as a grantwriter, a panelist, and a board member of a municipal funding agency. His web page can be seen at http://www.jeffsalzberg.com.
Mr. Salzberg's friends are still hoping that some day he'll get a real job.
Joel Abbott (Sound Designer)
is happy to be making noise in FlynnSpace once again. Vermont credits include Underneath the Lintel, The Glass Menagerie, Cloud Nine, Shipwrecked, Souvenir, Opus, Prelude To A Kiss, Well, Always Patsy Cline, Blithe Spirit, Around the World in 80 Days, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Dames at Sea. He recently returned from a four month tour as musical director with The Second City, performing sketch and improv comedy shows. Prior to moving to Vermont, Joel was a member of the improv comedy ensemble with Dad's Garage Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. This is Joel's eleventh show with Vermont Stage Company. Special thanks to Mark Nash for everything.
Jennifer Moulton (Stage Manager)
is thrilled to be working on My Ohio, her 13th production with VSC. Jen
graduated from the University of Vermont in '06 with a degree in Theatre.
She then spent the 2006/2007 season working as the Stage Management
Apprentice at Round House Theatre in Bethesda MD. Jen would like to thank
Mark, Lisa and the cast for a great show, her family for their constant
support, and Evan for always believing in her, much love!
John Paul Devlin (Technical Director)
John is happy to be working with Vermont Stage on his 30th production with the company. He is an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Saint Michael's College where he is the resident designer for the Department of Fine Arts and the Saint Michael's Playhouse. He also serves as Production Manager for the Playhouse. John is Co-Vice-Chair of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region One. In a career spanning 32 years, he has been involved as a designer, manager or craftsman on over 370 productions. In addition to Saint Michael's Playhouse and Vermont Stage credits, his professional designs have been seen on stage at the Black Hills Playhouse, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Next Act Theatre, Milwaukee Children's Theatre, Milwaukee Ballet II, Northern Stage, and Lost Nation Theatre. Thanks as always to Carol and Kat for their support.
Lexie Picker (Assistant Stage Manager)
is a graduating senior at the University of Vermont, with a BA in Theater and Psychology. This is her first experience as an ASM for a full production with VSC. She has worked as a stage manager for the UVM Theatre Department's 2009 Festival of One-Acts, as well as assistant stage manager for The Vermont Stage Company's single production of The Complete History of Vermont Stage (abridged) this fall. Her acting credits include various plays in UVM Theatre Department's Festival of One-Acts in 2009 and 2008, as well as playing a role in UVM's production of The Toys Take Over Christmas in 2008. Lexie is extremely enthusiastic about working on this production with VSC. She would like to thank Mark for this wonderful opportunity, and Jen and Corinn for all of their support and guidance.
Cory Rodriguez (Assistant Scenic Designer)
From Waterbury CT, past set design credits include The Seagull and The Last Five Years at UVM and shows in The Festival of One Acts over the last three years. Alongside Jeff Modereger, his Assistant Set Design credits include Ring Round the Moon, Macbeth, Compleat Female Stage Beauty at UVM, Treasure Island at the Roundhouse Theatre in Bethesda MD, and 42nd Street at North Shore Music Theatre. Scenic Artist credits include Inspecting Carol and Opus at Vermont Stage Company, and On the Verge at Middlebury Town Hall. He studied Scenic Design at the University of Vermont under Jeff Modereger and just recently graduated with a BA in Graphic Design at Champlain College.