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CORY ENGLISH* (Max Bialystock) has just finished a 10 month tour of the UK as Max Bialystock in The Producers after a year in the same role and production in London’s west end Theatre Royal Drury Lane. After almost a decade of Broadway theatre work, he trained at London’s Drama Studio London completing a postgraduate degree in acting with honors and has now settled there with his young family. This is his first visit to Maine and he is thrilled to be performing at the Ogunquit Playhouse. West End credits: The Producers (Max Bialystock), Guys and Dolls with Ewan McGregor (Benny Southstreet), Chicago (Mary Sunshine). Broadway Credits: FORUM with Whoopie Goldberg, Hello Dolly with Carol Channing (Barnaby Tucker), Damn Yankees, Guys and Dolls with Nathan Lane, Gypsy with Tyne Daly, U.K. TV Credits: “Peter Kay Project” for Channel 4,“Mysti Show” for BBC. US TV Credits: “OZ.”

ANDY TAYLOR*(Leo Bloom) 

J. CAMERON BARNETT* (Carmen Ghia) is thrilled to be back at the Playhouse after last being seen as Jacob in La Cage aux Folles last season. Credits include: Off Broadway: Magpie, National & European Tours of Smokey Joe’s Café, Hair, and The Buddy Holly Story. Regional productions at: Goodspeed Opera House, Ordway Music Theater, Merry Go Round Playhouse, T.U.T.S, Emelin Theater, St. Louis Repertory Theater, Geva Theater, and Studio Arena Theater to name a few. He would to thank God for his many blessings and also gives special thanks to his family, friends, and Avalon Artist Group. ToTheBeeg!

EMILY CASALE (Usherette, Ensemble) lives in New Jersey with her husband, Dave, and cat, Baroose. She is thrilled to return to Ogunquit this summer, and thanks to Robert and Brad for bringing her back! National tour: Copacabana. Regional: 42nd Street (Peggy); Carousel (Carrie), Crazy For You (Ogunquit Playhouse), Nunsense (Robert Anne). Education: Roosevelt University (BFA); AMDA. Thanks to Mom for teaching her to sing, Dave for listening to it, Mommom for driving her to dance classes, and Dad for paying for them all! Psalm 40.

IDA LEIGH CURTIS* (Ulla) is thrilled to recreate the role of Ulla for the Ogunquit Playhouse. She was an original cast member of the Broadway production of The Producers. She’s a recipient of the Independent Reviewers of New England award for “Best Supporting Actress in a Musical” for the role of Ulla.” Other Broadway credits include: Cats, Steel Pier, Crazy for You, Me and My Girl, 42nd Street, Can Can, One Night Stand to name a few. National Tours: The Producers, Chicago and Cats. Television: “David Letterman,” “Tonight Show,” “Regis and Kelly,” “Today Show,” “The Kennedy Center Honors."

JANET DICKINSON* (Hold Me, Touch Me, Ensemble) is happy to be making her second appearance here at The Ogunquit Playhouse. She appeared here this spring in Forbidden Broadway. Broadway: How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Off Broadway: Forbidden Broadway Rude Awakening cast recording and 2008 Drama Desk Award. Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know, Bush Is Bad. Theatres: City Theatre, Pittsburgh, The Huntington, Marcus Center, Struther’s Library Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, Human Race, Cape Fear Regional, The Mountain Playhouse. Janet is originally from Bemidji, Minnesota.

VERONICA DIPERNA* (Ensemble) is thrilled to return to Ogunquit Playhouse, where she was last seen as Taddy Jo in Best Little Whorehouse… Recently, Veronica closed a production of The Producers at North Shore Music Theare and also toured China as Anytime Annie on the Asian tour of 42nd Street. Favorite regional roles: Velma Kelly in Chicago, Bombalurina in CATS, Magenta in Rocky Horror, Sheila in A Chorus Line, Ned/Ruthie in Batboy and Texas in Cabaret. She is a Boston native and loves the Red Sox Patriots, Celtics, her father, mother, sisters, and boyfriend, Jonathan. This show is dedicated to Ed.

PATRICK DOROW (O’Rourke, Bailiff, Ensemble) is thrilled to be returning to The Ogunquit Playhouse stage for another great summer. Playhouse credits include The Full Monty, Crazy for You, La Cage aux Folles, and The King & I, as well as the current production of High School Musical. Favorite regional credits include A Chorus Line, Crazy for You (The Palace Theatre), Into the Woods, Godspell (Prescott Park Arts Festival), The Rocky Horror Show - Live!, The Wizard of Oz, and Ragtime (Seacoast Repertory Theatre). Patrick studied Musical Theatre at Chicago College for Performing Arts. He sends his love to The Core, Justin, Luke and Mommy! This one is for Jared.

LESLIE FLESNER (Ensemble) is a recent graduate of Florida State University’s B.F.A. Musical Theatre Program. She is thrilled to be doing The Producers after having just completed a run at North Shore Musical Theatre. Regional credits include Miss Dorothy in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Gertrude in Seussical, Children of Eden, South Pacific, Singin’ in the Rain, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Little Night Music (Central Piedmont/Seaside Music Theatre). Favorite roles: Hope in Urinetown, Cinderella in Into the Woods. For mom and dad.

THAYULES FLOYD (O’Houlihan , Ensemble ) is drenched in sun-kissed bliss to be joining the Ogunquit family this summer. He recently completed 2 yrs with The Producers Tour playing the US, Canada, and Alaska. Off-bway: Treaty 321! (Lucille Lortel ) Off-Off: Radium (The Jewel Box), Valentino (American theatre of actors). Regional fav’s: Chicago (Aaron), Tommy (acid queen/ Sergeant), A Chorus Line (Richie), Floyd Collins (Ed Bishop) and Angels in America (Belize/ Mr. Lies). He would like to thank the lord above from whom all blessings flow, His parents for their eternal faith, and Robert and Bill for this fantastic opportunity.

RUSSELL GARRETT* (Bryan, Jason Green, Judge, Ensemble) is excited to return to the Ogunquit Playhouse where he previously played Ernst in Cabaret and directed and choreographed Beehive!, both in 2006. Also this summer he has staged Disney’s High School Musical, playing throughout the season here at the Playhouse. Russell has performed in the Broadway and National Tours of The Scarlet Pimpernel, 42nd Street, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, as well as touring companies of Show Boat, My Fair Lady, and A Chorus Line and many regional and stock appearancesHe is the Artistic Director of Foothills Theatre Company, a professional regional theatre in Worcester, MA entering its 34th season.

IAN R. GLEASON (Hitler Tenor, Ensemble) Ogunquit Debut! Ian’s favorite roles include Danny, Baby (Good Theatre Co), RENTFootloose (Lyric Theatre Co), Officer Krupke, West Side Story (MSMT), RoosterAnnie (Portland Players) and was a five year cast member of the Best of Broadway in Portland, ME. Ian is a Maine native recently graduated from AMDA in NYC. He would like to thank God, his family, friends, and most of all his fiancé Alexandra for their love and support.

ELAINE HAYHURST (Ensemble) is excited to be here at Ogunquit among such a talented group! A native of southern California, Elaine is a 2007 graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC. Since graduating she has been fortunate enough to have done back to back productions of Little Shop of Horrors as Audrey and for the last six months Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls for Prather Entertainment Group. Other favorite roles include Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald in Tennessee Williams Clothes for a Summer Hotel and Kate Kellar in The Miracle Worker. Love and thanks to her incredible Family.

ANDREW HASERLAT (Scott, Donald Dinsmore, Guard, Ensemble) With Ogunquit: Fiddler on the RoofHigh School MusicalThe Full Monty, and La Cage aux Folles... and thrilled to be back! NYC: Cat’s Cradle (UTC#61) and Empire (Broadway backers reading) staring Karen Ziemba and Matt Cavenaugh. Regional: Bill in the World Premier of John Pielmeier’s Slow Dance with a Hot Pick-Up (Barnstormers), Fyedka in Fiddler on the Roof (Reagle Players), Jesus Christ Superstar (North Shore Music Theatre), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Wheelock Family), Evita and The Full Monty (Worcester Foothills). TV/Film: “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Gossip Girl,” “Pink Panther 2,” and Disney’s “The Surrogates.” Proud member of SAG.

RYAN LANDRY* (Roger De Bris) began his theatrical career jumping through flaming hoops dressed as the Flying Nun at New York’s famed Pyramid Club. He then went on to join Charles Ludlam’s Ridiculous Theatrical Company before pursuing his own career as a playwright with his award-winning troupe, The Gold Dust Orphans. To date Landry has written over 35 original plays and musicals including: Plays: Pussy on the House (Cat on the Hot Tin Roof), Who’s Afraid of the Virgin Mary? A T-Stop Named DenialThe Plexiglass MenagerieThe Gulls, sCarrie, MedeaSilent Night of the LambsJoan Crawford’s Christmas on the PoleHow Mrs. Grinchley Swiped ChristmasThe Milkman, Always Comes Twice, Madame eX, What the F@cks Up with Baby Jane? Death of a Saleslady, Suddenly Last Supper, The Elephant Lady, The Septic Wives, Valet of the Dolls, Dumb and Dahmer, Great Explanations and Lady Swigs the Booze, Musicals: Joan of Arkansas, Cleopatra, Cinderella Rocks! Rosemary’s Baby-the Musical What’s Up Uranus? The Sound of Muzak, Guys and Dogs, Whizzin, and Cameltoe. Landry is also the featured performer in the upcoming reality series “SHOWGIRLS.”

BIILL NOLTE* (Franz Leibkind) comes directly from the Las Vegas and Broadway casts of The Producers, having toured the U.S. and Japan with the Leo and Max Companies. Other Broadway credits include: Amour (Boss), Jane Eyre (Mason), 1776 (McKean), King David (Goliath), A Christmas Carol (Gravedigger), Joseph...Dreamcoat (Issachar), The Secret GardenMe and My Girl and Cats (Old Deuteronomy). Regionally he has been seen at Goodspeed Opera (Sweeney ToddMan of La Mancha), Pittsburgh Public (Pirates of PenzanceHMS Pinafore), Alley Theatre (Jekyll & Hyde), Grand Teton Music Festival, Caramoor Festival, “Lyrics and Lyricists” at the 92nd St. Y and the Cincinnati Playhouse (A Tuna Christmas). An accomplished watercolorist, Bill is a “distinguished alumnus” of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

JACQUELINE PETROCCIA (Shirley, Lick Me-Bite Me, Foreman of Jury, Ensemble) is elated and grateful to get the chance to play all these crazy characters (again!) with such an amazing company. National Tour: The Producers (Shirley/Kiss-me-Feel-me/Reject Showgirl/Ensemble). Other favorite credits include: Always…Patsy Cline (Patsy), Brigadoon (Meg Brockie), and She Loves Me (U.S. Amalia/Ensemble). B.M.-Vocal Performance from The University of NC at Greensboro. Much love and gratitude to my ever-supportive husband and family-especially Mom and Dad. For BSF & LPF-xoxo…

SHOSHANNA RICHMAN (Usherette, Kiss Me-Feel Me, Ensemble) is thrilled to be at the Ogunquit Playhouse this summer! She started this season playing Grandma Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof. Other favorite credits: Patty Andrews in Sisters of Swing, Little Red in Into the Woods, Bella in Rags, Monica in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, and Broadway’s World AIDS Day Concerts. Most recently, Shoshanna performed in Fiddler at Pennsylvania’s Fulton Opera House and workshopped If You Give a Pig a Pancake for Theatreworks/USA. NYU graduate. Thanks to all at the Playhouse for this opportunity, love to family and friends!

KIRK SIMPSON (Brian, Jason Green, Judgeis currently in our production of Disney’s High School Musical (Coach Bolton) and will be seen in our upcoming production of Les Miserables. Having recently re-located to New England from Pennsylvania and a ten-year stint at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, Kirk is thrilled to be working at the Ogunquit Playhouse both onstage and off and hopes to soon call this area home! Regional credits include: Pirates of Penzance (Pirate King), Fiddler on the Roof (Tevye), 1776 (Edward Rutledge), Jekyll & Hyde (Utterson), Taming of the Shrew (Petruchio), and 110 in the Shade (Starbuck). Much love to Jim and thanks to Mom for all her love and support!

TIMOTHY STOKEL (Ensemble) just graduated from Emerson College in Boston, MA. Originally from Portsmouth, NH he has performed at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre and Prescott Park Arts Festival, as well as the Cutler Majestic Theatre in MA and Surflight Theatre in NJ. Timothy is thrilled to be joining the Ogunquit Playhouse for its season and thanks them for this wonderful opportunity. He also thanks his family and friends for their love and support. Enjoy the show!

ALAN M-L WAGER* (Mr. Marks, Kevin, Jack Lepidus, Sergeant, Trustee, Ensemble) comes directly to Maine after finishing a successful production of CATS where he played Gus/GrowltigerHe stood-by for three roles in the Broadway company of Beauty And The Beast after returning from its national tour, where he also had the pleasure of appearing as Lumiere at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Last year he toured with Michael York in Camelot. Selected regional credits include Ravenal in Show Boat, Harold Hill in Music Man, Henry Higgins in My Fair LadyAlbert in Bye Bye Birdie and Santa in Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Thanks to Brad and love to Robert.

ASHLEY YEATER* (Ensemble, Dance Captain, Assistant Choreographer) recently finished the world premiere of Dancing in The Dark at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego. Broadway: The Producers (Usherette). National Tours: Chicago (Hunyak), The Producers (Usherette), CATS (Bombalurina), Footloose (Ariel). Love and thanks to family and friends for their constant support. Special thanks to Bill Burns for your friendship, trust, and inspiration.

KENT ZIMMERMAN* (Sabu, O’Riley, Ensemble) would like to extend his gratitude to Bill, Robert and everyone at the Playhouse for this opportunity. He is thrilled to be back in the world of Bialystock and Bloom, having been a part of the First National, LA and Vegas companies. Other credits include; Annie Get Your Gun (Broadway), Thou Shalt Not (Broadway), Guys & Dolls (50th Anniversary Tour), Footloose (First National), Show Boat (London & Third National) and Sondheim Tonight (London). Kent’s movie credits include The ProducersThe Shawshank Redemption and can also be seen on the PBS special, My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs. Psalm 91:11.

BILL BURNS (Director/Choreographer) was Resident Director/Choreographer for a U.S. national tour and Las Vegas company of The Producers. He has directed and choreographed international companies of The Producers in Japan, Korea and Mexico City and recently mounted productions in the round and outdoors at North Shore Music Theatre and the St. Louis MUNY respectively. A native of Los Angeles, Bill’s career began in nightclubs and he soon went on to perform and assist on numerous television series, variety specials and films. Some favorite Broadway and touring credits are Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Fosse, Guys & Dolls, Chita, All That Jazz, Beauty & The Beast, Victor/Victoria, and La Cage Aux Folles.

ASHTON BYRUM (Assistant Director) is currently an MFA candidate in Directing at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) where he recently directed and choreographed Godspell. Acting credits include Broadway/National Tours: A Christmas Carol (Young Marley), The Producers (Lead Tenor), Fiddler On The Roof (Fyedka), Grease! (Eugene & Teen Angel) and Will Rogers Follies. Regional: Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Arkansas Rep., Denver Center Theatre Company, Cape Playhouse and Paper Mill Playhouse. At Ogunquit: Joseph…Dreamcoat (Joseph), CATS (Munkustrap) and Will Rogers Follies. So glad to be back! Thanks Bill, Brad and Robert. For my wife, Gina - ILYTTMAB. Visit

KEN CLIFTON (Musical Director) returns to Ogunquit after his time here last season having done The Full MontyThe King and I, and La Cage aux Folles. Previous Ogunquit credits include Hello Dolly!, and Menopause, the Musical. He is thrilled to escape New York City for a little while. Ken is a musical director, vocal coach, and composer/lyrcicist. He’s conducted musicals up and down the east coast. Disney uses his writing in Orlando and Tokyo. His project appearing on the Disney Cruise Line was recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra. He has written two full length musicals, Midnight Clear and A Christmas Carol, both produced in Florida. Ken wrote the music and lyrics to the opening production number of 2007’s Rose Bowl Parade. He has played on “Live with Regis and Kathy Lee” and CNN’s “Larry King Live.” Ken had the great pleasure of coaching Oscar® Award winning actress, Jennifer Hudson on her final call-back for “Dreamgirls.” He has also coached at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Music. Special thanks to Brad for inviting me back to this beautiful place for another exciting summer season. All of my love to Michael... truly my better half.

ROBIN WAGNER (Scenic Designer) Broadway designs include: Kiss Me KateThe Wild PartySaturday Night FeverSide ShowThe LifeAngles in AmericaVictor/VictoriaBigJelly’s Last JamCrazy for YouCity of Angels, Jerome Robbins’ BroadwayChessA Chorus LineDreamgirls42nd StreetOn the Twentieth CenturyJesus Christ SuperstarLennyPromises PromisesThe Great White Hope and Hair. Other work ranges from regional theatre to ballet, rock and roll, and grand opera, including the Metropolitan, the Swedish Royal, Vienna State, Hamburg State, and Royal Opera companies. Honors include Tony’s, Drama Desk, Outer Circle, Lumen and others. He is a Trustee of the NY Shakespeare Festival and a professor of Theatre ARts at Columbia University. He was recently inaugurated into the Theatre Hall of Fame.

WILLIAM IVEY LONG (Costume Designer) Currently has three shows running on Broadway: Young Frankenstein, Hairspray (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), and Chicago. Other New York credits include: The Ritz, Curtains, Grey Gardens (Tony Award), The Producers (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), Sweet CharityA Streetcar Named DesireLa Cage Aux Folles (Hewes Award), The Frogs, Little Shop of HorrorsThe Boy From Oz, Susan Stroman’s Double Feature at the New York City Ballet, CabaretContact (Hewes Award), The Music ManAnnie Get Your GunThe Man Who Came To DinnerSwingThe Mystery Of Irma VepSteel Pier1776Smokey Joe’s CaféCrazy For You (Tony, Outer Critics Circle Awards), Guys And Dolls (Drama Desk Award), Madison Square Garden’s A Christmas CarolSix Degrees Of SeparationAssassins (Obie Award), Lend Me A Tenor (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), Nine (Tony, Drama Desk, Maharam Awards), Robert Wilson’s Hamletmachine, Leonard Bernstein’s A Quiet Place and Trouble In Tahiti: Vienna State Opera, LaScala, Houston Grand Opera, and the Kennedy Center, Mick Jagger for the Rolling Stones’ Steel Wheels tour, Siegfried And Roy at the Mirage Hotel, The Pointer Sisters at Caesar’s Palace, Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, Peter Martins, David Parsons, Susan Stroman. Mr. Long is currently working on the upcoming Broadway productions of Nine To Five and Pal Joey. He was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in January 2006. Hats off to Theoni V. Aldredge, the legendary designer of the original Dreamgirls.

BRADFORD T. KENNEY (Executive Artistic Director) continues his stewardship of “America’s Foremost Summer Theatre.” He is proud to include many wonderful theatrical productions and the guidance of some of the most significant theatre companies in New England as part of his career. Highlights include Ryan Landry and Eddie Mekka in Hairspray, Lorenzo Lamas in The King and I, Rue McClanahan in Crazy for You, Sally Struthers in Hello, Dolly!, Andrea McArdle in Cabaret and Leslie Uggams in Cinderella. While at Foothills Theatre in Worcester, MA, he produced such highlights as: Miss SaigonDisney’s Beauty and The Beast, ProofCabaret (National Regional Premiere), Smokey Joe’s Café, Dick and Jimmy Van Patten in The Sunshine Boys, Romeo & Juliet, Titanic The Musical, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Regional Premiere), MacbethTen Little IndiansChicagoGypsyOur Town and Ragtime. He is also founder of the Wachusett Theatre Company in Massachusetts with shows such as The Sound of Music, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Disney/Elton John’s AIDA (Northeast Regional Premiere), Ted Lange from “The Love Boat” in Damn Yankees; and Eddie Mekka from “Laverne & Shirley” in Fiddler on the Roof, among others. His children’s theatres have produced Disney’s Jungle Book KidsSeussical TYA (Northeast Premiere) and Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Kids and the new production, Fairy Houses, The Musical. In addition to his producing credits, Brad has appeared on stage in the title role of Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Sorcerer with Salisbury Lyric Opera, Strephon in Lolan the with the Savoyard Light Opera, Billy Bigelow in Carousel, Barrett the Stoker in Titanic, Eric Burling in An Inspector Calls, Christopher Wren in The Mousetrap, Bobby in Company, Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, the King in The King and I, Cornelius in Hello, Dolly! and Oberon in Midsummer Night’s Dream, as well as many other roles in shows throughout New England. He is a fourth generation art­ist, having studied at Rhode Island School of Design, Heartwood College of Art and Maine College of Art. Bradford dedicates this time in the theatre to the memory of Ryan Francis Curtis.

ROBERT LEVINSTEIN (Director of Production) Broadway: Waiting in the Wings (with the legendary Lauren Bacall), Voices in the Dark, Parade (Lincoln Center). Off-Broadway: Clue: The Musical. Pre-Broadway Workshop: The Jazz Singer. National Tour: Disney’s Beauty and The Beast. Regional Tours: AIDAFame: The Musical, Regional Theatre: Resident PSM for North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, MA 2000/2001Seasons. Resident PSM for the Ogunquit Playhouse 2003/2005 seasons which included Always...Patsy Cline with the lovely Sally Struthers and Christa Jackson, Tale Of The Allergists Wife with Karen Black and Auntie Mame with Charles Busch.

BERNIE ARDIA (Wig, Hair and Makeup Adaptation) a California native, has enjoyed a 25-year career, starting in television with “The Young and the Restless.” After working for David Merrick, he never left the theatre. Mr. Ardia has de­signed over 50 productions including Kiss of the Spiderwom­an with Chita RiveraStarlight Express at the Las Vegas Hilton and NETworks current production of Annie. He is very happy to have worked with many talented performers including Toni Tennille, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Deborah Gibson, Mackenzie Phil­lips, Anita Gillette, Mary Wilson, and even Judge Judy!

RICHARD LATTA (Lighting Designer) has worked in NYC, Ogunquit and elsewhere for the past twenty-some years, designing countless Off-Broadway, regional, and industrial shows. Credits include: the Ogunquit Playhouse 75th Anniversary Season, Blithe Spirit (Bloomsburg, PA,) The upcoming Nunsense 25th Anniversary Tour starring Sally Struthers, Nunsensations (Tour and TV Special), Meshugganuns(Tour & TV Special.) As a Projection Design Photo Researcher: Thurgood with Laurence Fishburne (Broadway) Mazeppa Metropolitan Opera, Thurgood (original production with James Earl Jones-Westport), and Distracted (Mark Taper Forum). At the American Ballet Theatre, Mr. Latta has been a teach­ing professional for the school’s program since 2002, mentoring students at Newarks’ Arts High School, the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts and other New York City schools. Thanks to Brad and all responsible for sparking the amazing growth of the Playhouse over the past three years.

ADAM RIGBY(Sound Designer) is excited to be back in Ogunquit. He is looking forward to an exciting summer.

JOSHUA PILOTE (Production Stage Manager) New York credits include: FrankensteinI Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!, Forbidden Broadway Blue Man Group: RewiredThe Playwright’s RealmThe Public:Shakespeare in the Park, Roundabout Theatre Co., World Of Disney and various sub positions. Regional: Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Utah Shakespearean Festival, American Players Theatre. B.A. Theatre, Albertson College of Idaho. AEA Member.

FRED RUBINO (General Manager) joined the Playhouse staff as the project manager in 2006 overseeing major renovations to the electrical and theatre rigging systems. Fred is a member of the Playhouse Theatre Guild and has volunteered many hours working on the restoration of the Playhouse building as well as the Checkoway Pavilion and Children’s Theatre facilities. Fred was appointed General Manager in 2007. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has extensive experience in financial management, human resources, and grant writing. Fred has lived and worked in the seacoast area since 1977. He retired after a 32-year career in law enforcement in which he was the Chief of Police for two local communities.

ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION (AEA), founded in 1913, represents more than 45,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity seeks to ad­vance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negoti­ates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. The Equity emblem is our mark of excellence.