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FIZZ
by Rogelio Martinez
December 3 - 19, 2010

Fizz by Rogelio Martinez
Performances: Thursday - Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 1.
Additional Saturday, 1 pm performance on Dec. 18
Sunday, 5:30 pm performance on Dec. 12 & 19
There WILL NOT BE an 8 pm performance on Saturday, Dec. 18

Directed by Ricky J. Martinez

Scenic Designer: Yamarys Saloman
Lighting Designer: Clint Hooper*
Sound Designer: Ozzie Quintana
Costume Designer: K. Blair Brown
Production Stage Manager: Vanessa L. Thompson*
Assistant Stage Manager: Ana Mateo
Literary Manager: Steven A. Chambers
Box Office & House Manager: Juan Sanchez
Photography (marketing & publicity)
Program Design: Eileen Suarez*
Poster & Postcard Design: Ruben Diaz
Dramaturg: Steven A. Chambers

Time and Place
1987. 1985. Also 1950s.
Atlanta. Havana. New York

WARNING: The play contains smoking & adult content!


Characters

ROBERTO   -   Carlos Orizondo*
RON, TOBY, PEMBERTON, PROP MAN   -   Bill Schwartz*
NORA, KELLY   -   Francesca Toledo
TRIXIE, SUNSHINE, SPEECH COACH   -   Aubrey Shavonn
THE COMPETITION, FEDEROV   -   Ozzie Quintana
JIM, EXECUTIVE, ACTOR   -   Andrew Wind
NANCY, EXECUTIVE, CASTING ASSISTANT   -   Tara Vodihn*
EXECUTIVE, DIRECTOR, BOARD MEMBER   -   Scott Douglas Wilson+
REPORTERS   -   Tara Vodihn*, Scott Douglas Wilson+, Andrew Wind
ROCKETTES   -   Aubrey Shavonn*, Tara Vodihn*, Francesca Toledo
SHOPPERS   -   Aubrey Shavonn*, Tara Vodihn*, Francesca Toledo, Ozzie Quintana, Scott Douglas Wilson+, Andrew Wind
PROTESTERS   -   Aubrey Shavonn*, Ozzie Quintana, Scott Douglas Wilson+, Andrew Wind
Video
TEENAGER, ACCOUNTANT   -   Vanessa Thompson
YOUNG MAN, WILBUR   -   Andrew Wind
SOUTHERN MAN, DRUGGIE   -   Ricky J. Martinez*
GOOD OL'BOY   -   Clint Hooper*
OLD MAN   -   Steven A. Chambers
BRIDE   -   Aubrey Shavonn*

Special Thanks to: Ruben Diaz, Jorge & Martiza Salomon and Dennis Bermudez, Jodie Della Ventura , John Ransom, Stephanie Rodriguez, Derek Lloyd- Technical Director at PS 122 Theatre, NY and Luis Aguirre- Instructor of TV Production at Southwest Miami High.

* member of Actors' Equity Association
+ member of New Theatre's Apprentice Program

Gun-toting Southern belles, cocaine-loving Rockettes, and insane soda execs all take part in this based-on-a-true-story comedy about one of history's biggest flops - the creation of New Coke. At the same time it examines the meteoric rise of Roberto Goizueta, as the first Cuban American to head a major American company. This play advances this season's theme of overcoming adversity and examines issues of immigration, the Cuban experience, and corporate America at its most bizarre.

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

Rogelio MartinezRogelio Martinez (playwright) is an award winning playwright who has worked in some of the larger regional theaters in the country. His plays include Wanamaker's Pursuit (Arden Theater, Spring 2011), When Tang Met Laika (Sloan Grant/ Denver Center/Perry Mansfield), All Eyes and Ears (INTAR at Theater Row), Fizz (NEA/ TCG Grant/ Besch Solinger Productions at the Ohio Theatre, New Theatre in Miami), Learning Curve (Smith and Krauss New Playwrights: Best Plays of 2005/ Besch Solinger Productions at Theater Row), I Regret She's Made of Sugar (Princess Grace Award), Arrivals and Departures (Summer Play Festival), and Union City... (E.S.T, winner of the James Hammerstein Award), Displaced (Marin Theater Co.). In addition, Rogelio's work has been developed and presented at the Public Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Repertory, and the Magic Theater, among others. Rogelio is an alumnus of New Dramatists and his plays are published by Broadway Play Publishing. He has received commissions from the Atlantic Theater Company, the Arden Theater Company, Denver Center Theater, and South Coast Repertory. Rogelio has been profiled in a cover story in American Theater Magazine. In addition to writing, Rogelio teaches playwriting at Goddard College, Montclair University, and Primary Stages. He is a member of the Dorothy Strelsin New American Writer's Group at Primary Stages. Rogelio was born in Cuba and arrived in this country in 1980 during the Mariel boatlift.

Artists

Carlos OrizondoCarlos Orizondo (Roberto) is pleased to return to New Theatre where he has appeared in over a dozen plays. His local credits include: The Caretaker, Italian American Reconciliation, Lisbon Traviata and Passage (Area Stage); Arrivals and Departures (Oye Rep); Sight Unseen, Cloud Tectonics, Othello, King Lear, Anna in the Tropics and Beauty of the Father (Carbonell Award Nomination) at New Theatre; A Bicycle Country and Anna in the Tropics (Coconut Grove Playhouse). Off-Broadway credits include: As Five Years Pass and The Shoemaker's Prodigious Wife (INTAR); La Alquimia del Deseo (Repertorio Espanol); Checking Out and Bernarda (ACE Award Nomination) at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre. Most recently Carlos appeared in Molotov Kisses at Area Stage. He holds a Masters Degree in Acting from Carnegie Mellon University and The Moscow Art Theatre. Carlos currently teaches Drama at Gulliver Academy and is the proud new father of his beautiful son, Chavi. He thanks his family for their unending support and dedicates this performance to his father.

Ozzie QuintanaOzzie Quintana (The Competition, Federov) is excited to be having his New Theatre stage debut for Fizz. Some of his favorite recent roles include Lt. Shrank in West Side Story (Roxy Theatre), King Kaiser in My Favorite Year (Roxy Theatre), Yogurt in Bump (Juggerknot Theatre). Ozzie is also the artistic director and performer of the Miami sketch group Impromedy where he has directed, performed and co-written over 50 different shows. Ozzie has a BFA from FIU and is a graduate of the Players Workshop of the Second City in Chicago. Much thanks goes to his wife Nicole for her patience and support.

Bill SchwartzBill Schwartz (Ron, Toby, Pemberton, Prop Man) was professionally active on stage in the 1970's, appearing in dinner theatre, at the Coconut Grove Playhouse and Vinette Carrol's theatre in New York City. He also performed with Sarasota's Asolo Touring Theatre in a nine month run, which included the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Bill returned to the professional theatre in 2003. His credits include: The Value of Names, Words of Mass Deception (Hollywood Playhouse), Wait and See, Clarence Darrow's Last Trial, Madagascar, Lincolnesque, Gates of Choice, Mauritius, In Development (New Theatre), Romance, Betrayed, Defiance (GableStage), When the Sun Shone Brighter (Florida Stage). Bill is a proud member of Actors Equity Association. Thanks Ricky, Eileen, Vanessa and Rogelio!

Aubrey ShavonnAubrey Shavonn (Trixie, Sunshine, Speech Coach, Rockette, Shopper, Protester) is delighted to be back onstage at New Theatre and working with this wonderful cast and crew. Aubrey was previously seen at New Theatre in Jack Goes Boating, The Credeaux Canvas, Hamlet and the world premieres of In Development and Ladies And Not So Gentle Women. She's also performed with GableStage, Mad Cat, Broward Stage Door, Westport Country Playhouse, and fondly remembers Juggerknot, Dreamers Theatre, and The Modern Stage Company. She's worked on all sides of stage and screen and is an ensemble member of The Alliance Theatre Lab. Many thanks to Ricky and Eileen and much love to her incredible husband, Noah.

Francesca ToledoFrancesca Toledo (Nora, Kelly, Rockette, Shopper) is a graduate of FIU's theatre program and is so pleased to have the opportunity to be on the New Theatre stage once again. Her favorite works include an adaptation of Chekov's Three Sisters performed at Camposition Studio and her solo performance inspired by Zoe Valdes' novel, La Nada Cotidiana. She would like to thank every individual who was involved in this process of creating this special and fun Coke World to explore. Take a sip of it and enjoy!

Tara VodihnTara Vodihn (Nancy, Executive, Casting Assistant, Reporter, Rockette, Shopper) couldn't be happier to be home with her New Theatre family. She was last seen in Shipwrecked! at the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville. Other favorites include Juliette in I Have Before Me A Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady from Rwanda (Carbonell nomination, Best Actress,) and The Reader in Far East (Carbonell nomination, Actress.) Thanks to the Meyer-Patts, Joe, Yuset and her wonderful husband Fred for making this possible. Her favorite flavor of Coke is Vanilla.

Scott Douglas WilsonScott Douglas Wilson (Executive, Director, Board Member, Reporter, Shopper, Protester) is thrilled to be working with the tremendous talents onstage and off in his first production at New Theatre! He has worked professionally in New York City & Boston, and holds an MFA in Acting from the Ohio State University. New to Miami, he most recently appeared in Channeling Kevin Spacey at the Broward Center and Angel Eaters at Empire Stage. He currently serves as Adjunct Faculty at New World School of the Arts. Scott wishes to thank everybody at New Theatre for this tremendous opportunity, Lev & Natalya, and his beautiful lady, Katerina!

Andrew WindAndrew Wind (Jim, Executive, Actor, Reporter, Shopper, Protester, Wilbur, Young Man) is thrilled to be working with New Theatre on such a fun show. He recently appeared in The Tempest here at New Theatre in September and he is once again surrounded by an amazing group of professional artists. Andrew graduated from Marietta College (OH) in May and is loving the theatre community here in South Florida. He would like to give thanks to the New Theatre family, his fellow cast members, and his friends. Special thanks to his wonderful girlfriend who challenges and encourages him every day.

Ricky J. MartinezRicky J. Martinez (Director) is New Theatre's Artistic Director. New Theatre audiences witnessed Martinez's direction recently in Raised in Captivity, Equus, The Hour of the Tiger, 26 Miles, In Development, Mauritius, The Glass Menagerie, Kissing, The Gates of Choice, The Rant, The Mission, A Nervous Smile, For Better..., and Likeness. He has also directed previous season's Melt, Sin Full Heaven, Just a Kiss, Elliot: A Soldier's Fugue, Lincolnesque, Madagascar, Paradise, Day of Reckoning and the three short plays for New Theatre's annual fundraiser event, Miami Stories. Some of his directorial credits in South Florida includes: Bump, Retch, One More Cloudy Day, Jack, the Bitter Tears of Petra van Kant, The Stronger, and he has staged some of his own multi-media productions such as Postlude 1, .EPAR, Concerning Phaedra, Snow and ED.L for Coral Castle. Younger audiences have seen his work as director & choreographer on Captain Nemo, Narnia, Scrooge, Anne of Green Gables, Ferdinand the Bull, The Secret Garden at Actor's Playhouse and Hollywood Playhouse, the latter of which he was the Artistic Director for Imagination Theatre's for Young Audiences. Other credits included on the Staff page.

Vanessa L. ThompsonVanessa L. Thompson (Production Stage Manager) is happy to be back with her New Theatre family. She has been on New Theatre's stage in the World Premiere of David Caudle's Likeness and most recently in the critically acclaimed Equus this past season. She has also been an Assistant Stage Manager for several productions and worked at the Box Office in the past. She is thrilled to be our new Production Stage Manager having made her debut with the 25th Anniversary Season opener, The Tempest and Jack Goes Boating.


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