8567 Coral Way #355
Miami, FL 33155
Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street
Cutler Bay, FL 33189
A Streetcar Named Desire
by Tennessee Williams
May 27 - June 19, 2011
Extended through June 19
by Audience Demand!!!
Thursday - Saturdays 8:00 pm, and Sunday 1:00 pm & 5:30 pm
Additional Sundays at 5:30 pm on June 5 & 12
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Directed by Ricky J. Martinez*
Scenic Designer: Nicole Quintana
Lighting Designer: Kris Cardenas
Sound Designer: Ozzie Quintana
Costume Designer: Chuck Roeder
Production Stage Manager: Christy Delgado
Assistant Stage Managers: Kelbi-Caitlin Carrig, Cristina Giraldo, Anna Rodriguez, Maria Wurttele
Set Construction: Rey Bode
Box Office & House Manager: Juan Sanchez
Literary Manager: Steven A. Chambers
Photography: Eileen Suarez*
Photography (lobby display): Dr. Norman Gorback
Program Design: Eileen Suarez*
Poster & Postcard Design: Ruben Diaz
STELLA - Elise Girardin*
STANLEY - Travis Reiff
BLANCHE - Angie Radosh*
MITCH - Clint Hooper*
STEVE - Steven A. Chambers
EUNICE - Kitt Marsh
NEGRO WOMAN/MEXICAN WOMAN/NURSE - Dawn A. Plummer
YOUNG COLLECTOR/DOCTOR/TAMALE VENDOR - John McGlothlin
PABLO - Charles Sothers
* members of Actors' Equity Association
Time & Place
1947 New Orleans, LA
Special Thanks Florida International University, Felix Varela High School,
Coral Reef High School, Chris Vila, Liza D. Nepa, Nathalie Galde, Ruben Diaz,
Tony Diaz, Raul Hernandez, Vanessa L. Thompson, Travis Graves, Dominick Hamilton,
and Sy Robin for the hats and jewelry.
This modern classic follows the decline of a fading Southern belle and the sexy, beer-chugging barbarian responsible for her tragic fall.
WARNING: The play contains cigarette smoking!!!
About the Playwright
Tennessee Williams (March 26, 1911 - February 24, 1983) was one of America's most prolific and important playwrights. His prodigious output included The Glass Menagerie (NY Drama Critics Award 1944), A Streetcar Named Desire (NY Drama Critics Award, Pulitzer Prize 1947), Summer And Smoke (1948), The Rose Tattoo (Tony Award 1952), Camino Real (1953), Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (NY Drama Critics Award, Pulitzer Prize 1955), Orpheus Descending (1957), Sweet Bird Of Youth (1959), Night Of The Iguana (1961), The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore (1963), Out Cry (1973), Vieux Carre (1977), A Lovely Sunday For Creve Coeur (1979), and Something Cloudy, Something Clear (1981). Not About Nightingales, which he wrote in 1947, was produced at the Royal National Theatre, London and at the Alley Theatre, Houston in 1998 with great success.
Artists & Artistic Team
Elise Girardin (Stella) is honored to be performing in New Theatre's production of A Streetcar Named Desire. Credits include, Off-Broadway: The Screwtape Letters. Regional theatre: Northern Stage - The Real Thing, New Theatre - As You Like It and Just A Kiss, Alliance Theatre Lab - Burn This, Women's Theatre Project - Sister Cities, Actors Playhouse - House and Garden and Narnia, Curtain Call - Private Lives. Film and Television: Moulin Rouge, Crash Palace, The Projectionist. Training: R.A.D.A. [Shakespeare certificate, UK], A.A.D.A. [NY], The Actors Pulse [Australia]. A special thanks to Eric, family, and friends.
Travis Reiff (Stanley) Reiff is very excited to be making his New Theatre debut. He is an actor, director, and musician from Detroit, MI. He received a BFA in Theatre from University of Detroit and was the managing director for Planet Ant Theatre from 2000-2004. He was seen in many award winning shows at The 'Ant such as: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Elephant Man, and Henry V. He has both directed and performed at New Theatre's sister theatre, Performance Network in Ann Arbor, MI. and is a recipient of the Detroit Free Press Theatre award for overall contributions to Theatre over the course of a season. South Florida shows include: Burn This, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, and Orphans to name a few. Travis would like to thank this incredible cast and crew, the staff of New Theatre, and his family and friends.
Angie Radosh (Blanche) is so very pleased to once again appear at New Theatre. She was last seen here in The Glass Menagerie which, along with her work at Women's Theatre Project in Speaking Elephant, earned her a Silver Palm Award. Other New Theatre appearances: Madagascar and Clarence Darrow's Last Trial. She has performed at many South Florida theatres including Florida Stage, Palm Beach Dramaworks, Caldwell, Gablestage, Actor's Playhouse, Key West Theatre Festival, City Theatre's Summer Shorts (Carbonell Best Ensemble) Last season, she appeared in the one woman show The Year Of Magical Thinking at Women's Theatre Project. Regional theatre work includes Folger (Washington), Blowing Rock Stage (North Carolina) and Theatrezone (Naples). Television and film: Disney's Johnny and the Sprites, Missing:Reward, and the award winning film Lost Everything. Her work has been Carbonell nominated numerous times, and cited by New Times Miami. Her favorite role: wife to Ed, mom to John, and daughter to Miep!
Clint Hooper (Mitch) is a proud member of Actor's Equity and excited to be back on the New Theatre stage in the closing show of New Theatre's 25th season having helped kick off the season playing Jack in Jack Goes Boating. Aside from appearing in other productions at New Theatre including Raised in Captivity, Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It, A Nervous Smile, Saint Joan, and Lincolnesque, Clint is no stranger to the technical side of theatre. In addition to his technical duties as Director of the Theatre Program at Southwest Miami High School, Clint has designed sound for numerous productions at New Theatre; designed the set for the 2009 production of The Glass Menagerie; and most recently designed lights for the premiere of Fizz. He also enjoys writing the occasional playscript and producing original pieces with his students on an annual basis. Clint would like to dedicate this performance to Mary Crofts James.
Steven A. Chambers (Steve) is the Literary Manager at New Theatre. He has worked as an actor, director, stage manager, producer and dramaturg. At THE NEW, he has appeared in productions of Fill Our Mouths and Equus; he directed this season's production of Jack Goes Boating. He has appeared on other South Florida stages in productions of Fifth of July, Victor/Victoria, Private Lives, Knish Alley and Othello, among others. Directing credits include productions of On Golden Pond, The Normal Heart, The MO of MI, and The Sum of Us. He would like to thank Ricky and Eileen for the opportunity to revisit this classic piece of theatre, the cast for being such a great ensemble, and Kent for putting up with him and his crazy mood swings...
Kitt Marsh (Eunice) Kitt Marsh began her career playing opposite Jason Alexander in The Real Inspector Hound Off-Broadway. After studying her craft at HB Studios in NYC, she earned a master's degree in Theatre from Kent State University. Favorite South Florida roles include Necessary Targets and Bold Girls (New Times Winner Best Ensemble 2006) at The Women's Theatre Project both directed by Genie Croft, as well as, The Shadow Box under the direction of Vinette Carroll. Recently she has appeared in shows for Think Cap Productions, Empire Stage, Infinite Abyss, and Rising Action Theatre. She has taught workshops in "How to Speak Shakespeare" for the Broward County Public Schools, where she has been employed for the past twenty-six years as a teacher. Thank you Ricky for the delicious direction and the wonderful opportunity to appear with this scrumptious cast.
Dawn A. Plummer (Negro Woman/Mexican Woman/Nurse) is thrilled to be back on the New Theatre stage. Dawn made her first appearance as Grumio in THE NEW's 2009 production of Taming of the Shrew. She was most recently seen in the Miami Dade Festival at the Adrianne Arsht Center, and the All Kids Included Festival at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. Dawn received her BFA from Florida International University and her MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne.
John McGlothlin (Young Collector/Doctor/Tamale Vendor) is proud to be making his New Theatre debut in this classic tale. He has performed on stage locally in Bent, The Sum Of Us, and I Hate Hamlet. John is pleased to be working with such a talented cast and crew, especially Ricky J. Martinez. John would like to thank his mother and the rest of his friends and family for all of their encouragement and support.
Charles Sothers (Pablo) is delighted to make his New Theatre debut. Some past shows include Damn Yankees (Rocky), A Christmas Carol (Scrooge), Guys and Dolls (Big Jule), West Side Story (Bernardo), The Zoo Story (Peter), King Lear (Duke of Albany) and Fiddler on the Roof (Sasha/Bottle Dancer). Other works include performances for the Florida Grand Opera, voice over work and children's musical fairy tales with Roxy Productions. Studied theater arts at Florida International University and improvisation at the Workshop of the Second City in Chicago. Co-founder of the Miami-based improv sketch comedy troupe, Impromedy, celebrating over 15 years of Chicago-style improv. Co-founded and is currently the Theatre Arts Director at the Roxy Theatre Group, a non-profit organization which specializes in performing arts classes for kids 3 to 17 years of age, currently celebrating its 9th year as a community arts resource in the West Miami-Dade region.
Ricky J. Martinez (Director) is New Theatre's Artistic Director. New Theatre audiences witnessed Martinez's direction recently in The Radiant, High Dive, Fizz, 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, SinFull 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. He recently returned from New Mexico where he directed the World Premiere of La Fea by Riti Sachdeva. Some of his directorial credits in South Florida include: 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 in 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.