(Pittsfield, MA) February 8, 2018 – Barrington Stage Company (BSC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, announces the 2018 Associate Artists – director Joe Calarco, costume designer Jennifer Caprio, music director Vadim Feichtner, and actress Elizabeth Stanley.
“It is my honor to welcome these outstanding new Associate Artists,” said Artistic Director Julianne Boyd. “Each one has made a significant contribution to the work we do at Barrington Stage. We could not have accomplished all that we have without their enthusiastic support and expertise.”
Formed in 2010, the Associate Artists program’s honorees include choreographer Joshua Bergasse, music director Darren R. Cohen, actor Mark H. Dold, actress Gretchen Egolf, composer/lyricist William Finn, actor/director Christopher Innvar, production stage manager Renee Lutz, actor Jeff McCarthy, casting director Pat McCorkle, lighting designer Scott Pinkney, scenic designer Brian Prather, director John Rando, actress Debra Jo Rupp, press director Charlie Siedenburg, and playwright Mark St. Germain.
Associate Artists are integral members of the BSC theatre family who have made extraordinary contributions to the theatre. They have helped the theatre accomplish its mission, both by collaborating on top-notch work at BSC and by fostering a close relationship with the community. Associate Artists are part of the artistic team and help by suggesting plays and musicals to be produced, by developing new work on both the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage and the St. Germain Stage and by consulting with the Artistic Director on various projects, both artistic and educational.
Director Joe Calarco – Barrington Stage: Ragtime, Kiss Me Kate, Breaking the Code, Romance in Hard Times, The Memory Show, The Mysteries of Harris Burdick (director and book writer), The Burnt Part Boys. New York: Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage, Primary Stages, Lincoln Center. Other regional: Signature Theatre, The Old Globe, The Kennedy Center and many more. He has been nominated for two Drama Desk Awards, the Jeff Award, the Evening Standard Award and won a Lucille Lortel Award, two Barrymore Awards and four Helen Hayes Awards. His published works as a playwright include Walter Cronkite is Dead, In The Absence of Spring and Shakespeare’s R&J. He sits on the Executive Board of SDC and is Director of New Works/Resident Director at Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia.
Costume Designer Jennifer Caprio – Barrington Stage: Taking Steps, Breaking the Code, On the Town, Lost in Yonkers, Butler, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Broadway: Falsettos, …Spelling Bee. West End: The Lion (St. James). National Tours: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Lion, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Selected NYC: A Walk with Mr. Heifetz, Daniel’s Husband, Perfect Arrangement (Primary Stages), Laugh it Up, Stare it Down (Cherry Lane), Little Children Dream of God (Roundabout), Tail! Spin! (Culture Project), The Lion (MTC, Culture Project and Tour), Little Miss Sunshine (Second Stage), Fugitive Songs (Dreamlight) and Striking 12 (Daryl Roth). Over 100 productions regionally and in opera. TV: Sesame Street (Seasons 40-50). Graduate of Ithaca College and Carnegie Mellon. Member of USA-829.
Music Director Vadim Feichtner – Barrington Stage: The Royal Family of Broadway, Presto Change-O, A Little More Alive, Ridiculously Talented…., The Memory Show, Mormons, Mothers, and Monsters, See Rock City and Other Destinations, The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Ver. 1.0), Falsettos. New York: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Falsettos (revival), Fly By Night; A New Brain (Encores!), Little Miss Sunshine, Nobody Loves You, The Other Josh Cohen, Elegies: A Song Cycle, The Memory Show, Infinite Joy, The Burnt Part Boys, Ordinary Days, Long Story Short, I Sing!. TV: Last Week Tonight; PBS Live at Lincoln Center.
Actress Elizabeth Stanley – Barrington Stage: On the Town, Kiss Me Kate, Ragtime. Elizabeth recently appeared Off Broadway in Signature Theatre’s production of F%@king A and at Carnegie Hall in Of Thee I Sing. She starred as Francesca in the National Tour of The Bridges of Madison County and as Claire De Loone in the Broadway revival of On the Town (Drama Desk Nomination). Other roles originated on Broadway: Dyanne in Million Dollar Quartet, Allison in Cry-Baby, and April in the Tony Award-winning revival of Company. National Tour: Kira in Xanadu. Off Broadway: Gussie in Encores! Merrily We Roll Along (PS Classics cast album) and The Nurse in Hello, Again (Drama League Award – Best Ensemble). TV: The Get Down, The Affair, Black Box, Made in Jersey, Fringe, The Chappelle Show, and PBS Great Performances Company. Regional: Sundance Theatre, Sacramento Music Circus, Pittsburgh CLO, Barrington Stage, Philadelphia Theatre Co., Rep. of St. Louis, O’Neill, La Jolla Playhouse, Pioneer Theatre Co., Cincinnati Playhouse. Elizabeth is a volunteer teaching artist with Artists Striving To End Poverty (Astep.org). Graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
About Barrington Stage Company
Barrington Stage Company is a professional award-winning Equity regional theatre located in the heart of the Berkshires, in Pittsfield, MA. It was co-founded in 1995 by Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and has a three-fold mission: to present top-notch, compelling work; to develop new plays and musicals; and to find fresh, bold ways of bringing new audiences into the theatre—especially young people. Barrington Stage garnered national attention in 2004 when it premiered William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin’s musical hit The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee which later transferred to Broadway, where it won two Tony Awards. In 2009, BSC premiered Mark St. Germain’s Freud’s Last Session which later moved Off Broadway and played for two years. St. Germain’s Becoming Dr. Ruth (which premiered at BSC as Dr. Ruth, All the Way in 2012) played Off Broadway at the Westside Theatre in 2013. BSC’s all-time record-breaking musical, On the Town, was originally produced at BSC in 2013. In 2014, it opened on Broadway where it was nominated for four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival. In 2016, Barrington Stage swept the first Annual Berkshire Theatre Awards by winning 20 out of the 25 awards. In 2016, BSC produced three World Premieres: Presto Change-O, Broadway Bounty Hunter, and American Son, which won the Laurents/Hatcher Award for Best New Play. In 2017, BSC won the Best of the Berkshires Reader’s Choice for Best Live Theatre and produced the much-lauded revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Company, starring Aaron Tveit.
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