8567 Coral Way #355
Miami, FL 33155
Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street
Cutler Bay, FL 33189
by Robert Caisley
February 3 - February 19, 2012
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In this witty new play, what begins as a scheduling headache arranging their mother's funeral evolves into an all-out blood feud between fraternal twins Peter and Christina Winter and their mother's mysterious, young live-in assistant.
Directed by Ricky J. Martinez*
Scenic Designer: Nicole Quintana
Lighting Designer: Eric J. Cantrell
Sound Designer: Alexis Bonilla
Costume Designer: K. Blair Brown
Production Stage Manager: Jerry Jensen*
Assistant Stage Manager: Ruben Diaz, Gabbi Diaz
Literary Manager: Steven A. Chambers
Box Office & House Manager: Juan C. Sanchez
Photography (marketing & publicity),
Program Design: Eileen Suarez*
Poster & Postcard Design: Ricky J. Martinez*, Ruben Diaz
PETER WINTER - Scott Douglas Wilson*
* members of Actors' Equity Association
CHRISTINA WINTER - Annemaria Rajala*
ELINOR WINTER - Barbara Sloan*
SOPHIE - Nicole Quintana
Time and Place
The Winter family property in London
About the Playwright
Robert Caisley (playwright) is Associate Professor of Theatre & Film, and Head of the Dramatic Writing Program at the University of Idaho. He has worked in the entertainment industry as a Creative Consultant for The History Channel, Triage Entertainment, and for North by Northwest Productions, Netter Digital Entertainment and New Wave Entertainment. He served as a script reader for Mahagonny Pictures and Native Voices at the Autry Museum of the American West. Robert has been a guest speaker at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, the University of the Arts, San Diego State University, Marquette University, Washington State University, the University of Maryland, the University of Montana, Northern Illinois University, Bowling Green State University, Denison University, University of Nevada - Las Vegas, the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Howard University, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Bradley University, Cal State - San Bernardino, Rockford College, and American University in Washington, D.C. His play The Lake (originally commissioned by RVC Studio Theatre, Rockford, IL; Mike Webb, Producing Director) received its Equity World Premiere at Philadelphia's historic Walnut Street Theatre (Directed by Richard M. Parison, Bernard Havard, Producing Artistic Director), and was subsequently produced at the Mill Mountain Theatre (Jere Lee Hodgin, Producing Artistic Director) as part of the 2005 Norfolk Southern Festival of New Works. The Lake was presented at the 2009 Missoula Writers Colony. Kissing has been presented at Montana Actors Theatre (2010) Miami's New Theatre (2009), the Theatre Artists Studio in Scottsdale (2008), and Phoenix Theatre's 2007 Festival of New Works. Other plays include: The 22-Day Adagio (Breadline Theatre Group, Chicago and Mill Mountain Theatre 2004 Norfolk Southern Festival of New Works) Good Clean Fun (Montana Actors Theatre, 2009 and the 2008 Great Plains Theatre Conference) Kite's Book (6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa, CA and Illinois State Theatre) and Front (winner of the 1996 Fourth Freedom Forum Peace Play Award; developed at Sundance Writer's Lab) and numerous short plays, including Western Mentality (published in Mizna Journal of Arab-American Literature) and Santa Fe, which was a finalist for the 2004 Heideman Award from Actor's Theatre of Louisville and originally
produced by Stageworks/Hudson (Laura Margolis, Producing Artistic Director) as part of the 2005 Play By Play Festival, NY. Santa Fe has received subsequent productions at Tacoma Little Theatre, Northwest Playwrights Alliance, Phoenix's Theatre Artists Studio's "Summer Shorts," Madhouse Theatre in Philadelphia, Appetite Theatre in Chicago, Kokopelli Theatre Company at The Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, AK and SLAMBoston, produced by Another Country Productions and Company One. His play Push was commissioned by Penn State School of Theatre, and his new play Winter being premiered today/tonight, was developed last summer at the Missoula Writers Colony. Robert was lead teaching artist and dramaturg for the Alaska Native Play Project and production dramaturg for the Native Voices/Montana Repertory Theatre coproduction of Carolyn Dunn's The Frybread Queen. He recently directed the Los
Angeles Premiere of The Frybread Queen and directed readings on The Birdhouse by Diane Glancy at La Jolla Playhouse for the 2011 Native Voices Festival of New Works. His new play Happy has been selected for the National New Play Network 2011 Showcase of Plays, hosted by InterAct Theatre in Philadelphia and is a Semi-finalist for the O'Neill.
Nicole Quintana (Sophie & Set Designer), currently has a BFA in Performing Arts. At New Theatre, she has been the Set Designer for The Mission, Raised in Captivity, Taming of the Shrew, A Streetcar Named Desire and Equus. She feels honored to be making her acting debut at New Theatre on Winter and can express what an honor it is to work with Ricky J as a director, the amazing crew as well as this award winning cast. She is mostly grateful to her husband, Ozzie, and their children for putting up with a rigorous schedule. - I'll be home soon!
Annemaria Rajala (Christina Winter) is thrilled to return to the stage at New Theatre where some of her previous appearances include A Nervous Smile, Saint Joan, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, and Times Like These (Carbonell Nomination: Best Actress). A native of Finland, she relocated to Miami to attend New World School of the Arts, where she earned a B.F.A. in Theatre. She's also been seen at: Actors' Playhouse, Mosaic Theatre, Women's Theatre Project, Hollywood Playhouse, Giovanni Luquini, and you can catch her next in RPM with Mad Cat. Aside from performing, Annemaria loves teaching yoga and she currently resides in San Francisco.
Barbara Sloan (Elinor Winter), is no stranger to New Theatre having performed in last season's one person show, High Dive. Other credits at New Theatre include: Raised in Captivity, Kissing, 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 two New Theatre Awards for Wit and The Diaries. Other favorite plays include The Color of Desire (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).
Scott Douglas Wilson (Peter Winter) is thrilled to be back at New Theatre! He has lived and worked professionally in New York City & Boston, holds an MFA in Acting (Ohio State University - 2009), and currently serves as Adjunct Faculty at the New World School for the Arts and Barry University. Recent South Florida credits include Henry V and Fizz at New Theatre, Lombardi (Mosaic Theatre - Carbonell nominated for Best Actor), The Pillowman (Infinite Abyss), Billboard (State Theatre Project), and Angel Eaters (Infinite Abyss). He wishes to thank Ricky, Eileen, Juan, Jerry and the
whole New Theatre crew, the amazing cast, and KittyKittyBangBang for the years of love and support! www.scottdouglaswilson.com
Ricky J. Martinez (Director) is New Theatre's Artistic Director. New Theatre audiences witnessed Martinez's direction recently in Edith Can Shoot Things & Hit Them, A Streetcar Named Desire, 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.
Jerry Jensen (Production Stage Manager) continues to be energized stage managing this season's premieres: Henry V, Twain and Shaw Do Lunch and Edith Can Shoot Things... and Hit Them, and now Winter working again with director Ricky J. Martinez. A man of many theatrical stripes, Jerry has himself directed South Florida shows: The Lion in Winter, A Thousand Clowns, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Biloxi Blues, All The Great Books (Abridged), Say You Love Satan, 2 Boys in a Bed..., The Cocktail Hour, The Dining Room, and Rumors. As Executive Director of the Wichita Center for the Arts, he oversaw the Midwest Premieres of Stephen Schwartz's Rags and Children of Eden and the World Premiere of the eventual Broadway musical, Jane Eyre. As an actor, Jerry's appeared in over 60 shows, most recently: 1776 and Footloose (Actors' Playhouse), Doubt (Main Street), The Normal Heart (Public), Bent and The Sisters Rosensweig (Rising Action), The Houseboy (Empire Stage) and Zoo Story (Edge).