8567 Coral Way #355
Miami, FL 33155
Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street
Cutler Bay, FL 33189
Raised in Captivity
by Nicky Silver
April 23 - May 16, 2010
Thursday - Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 1 pm
and Sunday at 5:30 pm on May 2 & 9
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Directed by Ricky J. Martinez
Scenic Designer: Nicole Quintana
Lighting Designer: Jesus Casimiro
Sound Designer: Ozzie Quintana
Costume Designer: K. Blair Brown
Production Stage Manager: Dana Hesch*
Assistant Stage Manager Interns: Katie Dehombre, Ruben Diaz, Estepha Galvis, Fernie Miranda, Patrick Pungee and Carla Vaza
Set Construction: Gregory Contrera
Literary Manager: Steven A. Chambers
Box Office & House Manager: Juan C. Sanchez
Photography: Eileen Suarez* & Ricky J. Martinez*
(marketing & publicity)
SEBASTIAN - John Manzelli*
BERNADETTE - Katherine Amadeo
KIP - Clint Hooper*
HILLARY/MIRANDA - Barbara Sloan*
DYLAN/ROGER - Lorenzo D. Gutierrez III*
* members of Actors' Equity Association
WARNING: The play contains adult language and content!
Raised in Captivity is presented by special arrangement with DRAMATIST PLAY SERVICE, INC.
"RAISED IN CAPTIVITY is about guilt, redemption and self-punishment, and, against all odds, it is also very funny... [Silver's] dialogue, which skillfully juxtaposes the banal and the outlandishly whimsical, has the shimmer of an opal... Archly absurdist comedies come cheap these days. Finding one with depth of feeling is truly a cause to celebrate." - NY Times
John Manzelli (Sebastian) is thrilled to be returning to New Theatre where he was last seen in the world premiere of Eric Coble's For Better and in James Sherman's Affluenza. Since returning from New York, John has founded (with partners Katherine & Antonio Amadeo) both The Naked Stage and The 24 Hour Theatre Project. He has appeared in numerous shows, including: The Lonesome West (Naked Stage), Betrayed (GableStage) and Summer Shorts 2009 (City Theatre). John has a MFA from Illinois State University, is a member of the Society of American Fight Directors, and is an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts (Theatre) at Barry University.
Katherine Amadeo (Bernadette) Regional credits include: Ethel Voysey in The Voysey Inheritance (Caldwell Theatre), Liane in Cannibal! The Musical (Promethean Theatre), The Patient in 4.48 Psychosis, Susan in Nerve, Girleen in The Lonesome West, Juliet in Romeo & Juliet (The Naked Stage), Clarisse in Fahrenheit 451 (Gablestage), Sally Platt in House & Garden, Liesl Von Trapp in The Sound of Music (Actors' Playhouse), Lina Lamount in Singin' in the Rain and Cheryl in The Taffetas (Broward Stage Door), Terminal Baggage, Painted Alice (Mad Cat). Katherine has been nominated for two Carbonell awards and is co-founder of the Naked Stage (www.nakedstage.org). Thanks to Ricky and the New Theatre family; love to Antonio and Lara.
Clint Hooper (Kip) is proud to be a member of Actor's Equity, and excited to be back on the stage at New Theatre. Clint previously appeared in this season's production of Taming of the Shrew as both Lucentio and Vincentio and as Jaques in the 2008-2009 season's production of As You Like It, but audiences may also remember him as Brian in A Nervous Smile, La Tremouille in Saint Joan, and as Frances in Lincolnesque. Clint also enjoys the technical side of theatre and has worked as Stage Manager for numerous productions including last season's The Glass Menagerie, for which he also served as Set Designer. In his spare time, he teaches theatre at Southwest High.
Barbara Sloan (Hillary) is no stranger to New Theatre having performed in last season's Kissing. Other credits at New Theatre include: A Nervous Smile, Julius Caesar, Cymbeline, and in Mario Diament's The Book of Ruth, Blind Date and Lost Tango, Michael McKeever's A Town Like Irving, as well as Far East, Madame Melville, and as Vivian Bearing in Wit. She has performed in numerous productions across South Florida garnering five Carbonell Nominations. Three of those nominations were for her roles at New Theatre, as well as 2 New Theatre Awards for Wit and The Diaries. Other favorite plays include THUMBS (Actor's Playhouse), the one woman show 2.5 Minute Ride (Mosaic Theater), Strange Snow, The Real Thing, and Burn This (GableStage) and The Disputation (Coconut Grove Playhouse).
Lorenzo D. Gutierrez III (Dylan/Sebastian) is very excited to return to New Theatre after appearing in Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue, where he can truly cultivate his craft. He is a graduate of Dreyfoos School of the Arts, where he attended for six years, then went on to the prestigious North Carolina School of the Arts for two years. Other recent productions include: Dreamgirls, A Christmas Carol, and Once Upon a Time in....Florida. He would like to dedicate this performance to his family and friends, who constantly love and support. Thank you!
Ricky J. Martinez (Director) is New Theatre's Artistic Director. New Theatre audiences witnessed Martinez's direction recently in 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.
Dana Hesch (Production Stage Manager) is excited to be continuing the season with New Theatre. A Miami native, Dana has worked in New York as Assistant Stage Manager for Outside Inn (International Cultural Lab), R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Callies Tally and The Boy Who Heard Music (New York Stage & Film) and as a Production Intern for Aurora Productions (Shrek The Musical, God OfCarnage, Mary Stuart and Blithe Spirit). In South Florida Dana has worked with City Theatre's Summer Shorts and at Actors Playhouse (Narnia! The Musical). Dana received her BFA in Drama/Stage Management from Carnegie Mellon University. Thanks to her family and friends for their support!