Playwright – Lucy Prebble
Sunday, September 13 at 3pm
No. Six Depot Roastery and Café
6 Depot Street, West Stockbridge, MA
The Effect by Lucy Prebble
In this clinical romance two young volunteers, Tristan and Connie, agree to take part in a experimental drug trial. Succumbing to the gravitational pull of attraction and love they manage to throw the trial off-course, much to the frustration of the clinicians involved. This funny, moving and perhaps surprisingly human play explores questions of sanity, neurology and the limits of medicine. WAM Theatre presents this vibrant theatrical exploration of fate, loyalty and the inevitability of physical attraction. Written by Lucy Prebble, a finalist for the 2013-2014 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the play garnered the Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play.
Stage Manager: Kristiana Cowcer
TIM DUGAN* (Dr. Toby Sealey) WAM Theatre: Debut. Elsewhere: Associate Artistic Director/Director of Education of Saratoga Shakespeare Company. Also with SSC: Macbeth, Merry Wives of Windsor, Twelfth Night, Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Other favorite credits include Long Live the Little Knife-Inis Nua Theatre, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, The Crucible and The Marriage of Bette & Boo-Temple University Theaters; Doubt, Song For My Father, Tuesdays with Morrie-Oldcastle Theatre Company. Film/TV: He has appeared in several commercials, soap operas and independent films. Training: MFA-Temple University. Et Cetera: Tim teaches Acting at Temple University and St. Joseph’s University. Proud Member of AEA & SAG-AFTRA.
YVONNE PERRY* (Dr. Lorna James) WAM Theatre: Several 24-Hour Play Festivals, and Costume Designer, Melancholy Play. Elsewhere: Originated the role of Lisa in productions of The God Game at Gulfshore Playhouse, Capital Rep & Hudson Stage – and Sheila in Halfway, Nebraska with NYC Fringe. Also, The Sisters Rosensweig, A Christmas Story, and Intimate Apparel – all at Capital Rep.; The Merry Wives of Windsor, – Saratoga Shakespeare; The Elephant Man and Present Laughter, – Hubbard Hall; The Grass is Greener and Picnic – Oldcastle Theatre Co.; Dinner With Friends – River Valley Rep. Film/TV: Rosanna Cabot on the CBS soap As The World Turns, (1993 Soap Opera Award); Law & Order,CI; Silk Stalkings, Candid Camera, Guiding Light, All My Children and the sit-com pilot Dads for ABC. Also, corporate training videos, narration work, and several web series. She recently finished the short films Breakfast of Champions and Key Transitions. Training: BFA: Adelphi University. MA: UAlbany. Online: www.yvonneperry.com Et Cetera: Yvonne has taught and directed shows at area colleges for over 14 years (UAlbany, Siena, Union, Skidmore). Proud member AEA and SAG-AFTRA.
ENRICO SPADA (Tristan) WAM Theatre: Enrico is the Graphic Designer for WAM Theatre. Elsewhere: Enrico is an actor, director and educator based in the Berkshires. At Shakespeare & Company in Lenox he has performed in: The Liar, The Real Inspector Hound, The Winter’s Tale, Richard III, Hamlet, and Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World. Barrington Stage Company: The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later. Mixed Company: QWERTY, Five Flights. Enrico is the founder and artistic director of Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park, where he has directed A Midsummer Nights Dream and Romeo and Juliet. As an education artist, Enrico has directed in Shakespeare & Company’s Fall Festival of Shakespeare and other K-12 residencies for over eight years.
KRISTYN YOUNGBLOOD* (Connie) WAM Theatre: Debut. Elsewhere: Most recently seen in Capital Repertory Theatre’s TYA tour They Built America: The Workers of the Erie Canal, and the tour of The Remarkable and Perplexing Case of Henry Hudson. Kristyn also appeared on Capital Rep’s main stage in Patrick Barlow’s A Christmas Carol as the Spirit of Christmas Past, directed by Michael Bush. Training: BA in Theatre from the University at Albany. Awards: 2012 Irene Ryan Acting Award Nominee. Online: www.kristynyoungblood.com Et cetera: Arts educator in New York’s capital region.
KRISTIANA COWCER (Stage Manager) WAM Theatre: Water By The Spoonful. Elsewhere: Assistant to the General Manager at Shakespeare and Company, Stage Managed four tours with ArtsPower National Touring Theatre, Assistant Touring Production Manager for Starry Night Theater Company, PA for Lord of the Flies and SM for Beauty and the Beast at Barrington Stage Company, Assistant Company Manager at Two River Theater, ASM at Olney Theater Center, ASM at Barrington Stage Company’s Stage II, and SM for several seasons at Busch Gardens. Training: BA in Design and Technical Theater at Christopher Newport University. Et Cetera: Would like to thank my family for their love and support!
*Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association
KRISTEN VAN GINHOVEN (Director) WAM Theatre: In Darfur (New England Premiere), Emilie (New England Premiere), The Old Mezzo (World Premiere), The Attic, The Pearls and Three Fine Girls, and Melancholy Play Elsewhere: The Whale (Adirondack Theatre Festival), 10 Minute Play Festival (Barrington Stage Company), Petticoats of Steel (Capital Repertory Theatre), Footloose (Cohoes Music Hall), Children’s Hour (Siena College), Vendetta Chrome (Emerson College) Selected assistant directing: 42nd Street (Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada) Two Men of Florence (Huntington Theatre), Sleuth, Absurd Person Singular (Barrington Stage Company) Training: Dalhousie University (BA), Queen’s University (BEd), Emerson College (MA) Et cetera: Kristen is an associate member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers and a theatre artist for the International Schools Theatre Association. She was a member of the 2013 Lincoln Center Director’s Lab. Website: www.wamtheatre.com
LUCY PREBBLE (Playwright) WAM Theatre debut. NYC Theatre: Her smash-hit play, Enron, transferred to the West End and Broadway in 2010 after sell out runs at both the Royal Court and Chichester Festival Theatre. In addition to the huge critical acclaim it has received, Enron also won the award for best New Play at the prestigious TMA Theatre Awards, and was shortlisted for the Evening Standard Award 2009. Film/TV: Lucy created the TV series Secret Diary of a Call Girl, starring Billie Piper, which enjoyed three series and was sold to Showtime, the major US channel famed for its daring dramas. Other Plays: Lucy won the prestigious George Devine Award 2004 for her outstanding debut play The Sugar Syndrome in May 2004, followed by the TMA Award for Best New Play in October 2004. She also won the 2004 Critics’ Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright. Awards: Lucy was also nominated for the Most Promising Newcomer Award at the Olivier Awards 2004, shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award 2003 and nominated for the prestigious Evening Standard Charles Wintour Most Promising Playwright Award 2003.