ROMEO & JULIET
BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
THE COMPANY THEATRE PRESENTS
DIRECTED BY CARL DEL BUONO
OCTOBER 13-29, 2023
THE TEMPLE THEATER
This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of The Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts.
JULIET - Ariana Kizu Rivera
ROMEO - Calvin Staropoli
FRIAR - Judy McCaffrey
NURSE - Lauren MacDonough
MERCUTIO - Liz Preston
TYBALT - Ben Gillooly
BENVOLIO - Brodie McPherson
CAPULET - Tom Bigongiari
LADY CAPULET - Cynthia Brito
MONTAGUE - Jennifer Ann Galvez
PRINCE ESCALUS - Prophet Andazola
ABRAM - Corrina Mullins
SAMPSON - Jimmy Stahl
GREGORY - Kimiko "Kiki" Collins
PETRUCHIO - Sophia Mostafa
VALENTINE - Sam Nelson
PRINCE'S ATTENDANT - Imogen "Immy" McElduff
DIRECTOR - Carl Del Buono
STAGE MANAGER - Kate Duprey
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - Scott Shriner
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER - Grace Condon
FIGHT DIRECTOR - Rich Steele
DANCE/FIGHT CAPTAIN - Lauren MacDonough
SET/LIGHTING DESIGN - Brodie McPherson
COSTUME DESIGN - Kendall Del Buono, Jess Ruby
SOUND DESIGN - Erik Wheater
MARKETING AND PUBLICITY - Susan Murad,
Emily Putnam, Sean Britton-Milligan
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT - Joanna Kneezel
There will be one 15 minute intermission.
ABOUT THE CAST
CARL DEL BUONO (VOCALS) Regional credits include: RICHARD II (Director) The Company Theatre, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Director) Rochester Community Players, ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (Director) Rochester Community Players, THE SEAGULL (Director) The Company Theatre, LITTLE WOMEN (Prof. Bhaer) Bristol Valley Theater, SISTER ACT (T.J.) Redhouse Arts Center, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE (George) Blackfriars Theatre, CARL AT BLACKFRIARS, a benefit concert, MY FAIR LADY (Quartet/First Cockney) Merry-Go-Round Playhouse (now The REV), THE LAST FIVE YEARS (Jamie) JCC CenterStage, DIE FLEDERMAUS (Frosch) Finger Lakes Opera, ROMEO AND JULIET (Friar Laurence) WallByrdTheatre Co., ANGELS IN AMERICA (Prior) Method Machine. In addition to acting and singing, Carl is an experienced voice actor, acting coach, and director as well as a founding artistic director of The Company Theatre in Rochester, NY. He’s also cohost of the popular podcast BROADCAST REVISITED! For more information, follow Carl @carldelbuono and @broadcastrevisited (upcoming projects: ROMEO & JULIET (Director) The Company Theatre, THE WICKHAMS: Christmas at Pemberley (Mr. Darcy) Blackfriars Theatre, LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES (Director) Blackfriars Theatre, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (Director) The Company Theatre).
RACHEL KODWEIS (VOCALS) is an actor, vocalist, movement director, and newly minted board member of The Company Theatre. Prior to her return to Rochester, Rachel lived in New York City, where she collaborated frequently with Casa Cruz de la Luna (Fausto Angleró, The Marquis de Sade is Afraid of the Sea), Cloud of Fools Theatre Co. (Dark Eyes, All That Dies and Rises), Mettawee River Theater Company (The Dancing Fox, tour) and Green Space (Pullman Car Hiawatha, The Tempest). Rochester has already brought many collaborations into her life including with PUSH Physical Theatre (2022 International Jewish Festival, Israel), Nickel Flour (Firewater), and The Company Theatre (Wisdom of Eve). With Jon Froehlich, her partner in all things, she is co-founder and co-artistic director of Infinite Spark Theater Company (The Flower Debt, And They Never Recovered From the Shock). Special thanks to her duet-partner-in-crime and overall stellar human being, Carl Del Buono—here's to many more escapades!
JULIE COVACH (KEYBOARD) is well known to Rochester audiences as a pianist, conductor and educator. Favorite recent shows include Austen's Pride, Pirates of Penzance (JCC SummerStage); Spamalot, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Guys and Dolls (Blackfriars Theatre); Curtains, Legally Blonde (Nazareth College); Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Sweeney Todd (Pittsford Musicals). Julie is an adjunct instructor at the University of Rochester where she directs the Chamber Singers and Concert Choir; she also teaches and serves as collaborative pianist in the Musical Theatre Program at Nazareth University. She is a proud alumna of the University of Michigan School of Music.
ALEX FAFARD (GUITAR) Alex is a guitarist and bassist with over 18 years of experience in jazz, blues, rock, funk, and country music. He has had the privilege of playing (and learning!) with some great players and performers during that time. He loves sharing his passion for music with others through both playing and teaching, and is happy to be sharing the stage with friends tonight.
THANKS TO OUR DONORS:
THE NELSON B. DELAVAN FOUNDATION
GENESEE VALLEY COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
NEW YORK KITCHEN
COLE AND BARBARA RUBY
CANANDAIGUA QUICK PRINT
YOUNG AND COMPANY
DORIS AND GREG LUDEK
CHRISTOPHER C. CONWAY
Any errors or omissions are purely accidental. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with corrections.
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
THE TEMPLE THEATER
PEDULLAS WINE & LIQUOR
AND A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR DONORS AND PATRONS WHO HAVE JOINED US FOR THIS FIRST SEASON AND THE MANY MORE TO COME, THANK YOU.