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ONLY THE DEAD

WRITTEN BY LIZ PRESTON

THE COMPANY THEATRE PRESENTS

DIRECTED BY KATE DUPREY

Sunday, September 17 @1:00pm
Thursday, September 21 @5:30pm
SCHOOL OF THE ARTS: BLACKBOX

CAST

JAMES - GED OWEN

EVY - NATALIE BAQUERO

EDITH - CAMPBELL MCDADE CLAY

CREW

PLAYWRIGHT - LIZ PRESTON

DIRECTOR - KATE DUPREY

STAGE MANAGER - ADAM URBANIC

ABOUT THE CAST

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GED OWEN (JAMES) is a New Hampshirite native born to a pair of professional circus clowns. He graduated from Nazareth College with a BFA in Musical Theatre and a Dance minor. Most recent credits include: Man 2 in Survivors (JCC), Gravedigger/Laborer in A Christmas Carol (Geva), Henry Bolingbroke in Richard II (The Company Theatre), and Terrence the Blood Mage in Cell Outs (The Company Theatre). He would like to give a special thanks to the writer, Liz Preston, for giving us a chance to bring to life such a lovely work. Additional special thanks to his wife and family for their constant support.

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NATALIE BAQUERO (EVY) was previously seen in Blackfriar theaters production of Cry It Out. Natalie is thrilled to be sinking her teeth into something more dramatic. Some of Natalie’s favorite roles have been Gertie Cummings (Oklahoma!) And calliope (Xanadu!) Natalie would like to thank Liz Preston for trusting her to help tell this story, and her husband Jason for his love and support. 

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CAMPBELL MCDADE CLAY (EDITH) is thrilled to return to the Rochester Fringe Festival. Recent credits include Masha (The Seagull, The Company Theatre), Mary Bennet (Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, Blackfriars Theatre) and Laurie (Pipeline, Dreams Affirmed). Campbell would like to thank her family, Juan Carlos and Timiyah for their unending love and support.

ABOUT THE CREW

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LIZ PRESTON (PLAYWRIGHT)is so honored to be participating in the Fringe Festival. This is their first show to be produced and performed. They recently graduated from college, where they co-founded the student theater production department, featuring such shows as Lord of the Flies, The Great Gatsby and The Library. Some of their favorite shows include Pride & Prejudice (Jane Bennet), Peter Pan (Wendy), The Crucible (Elizabeth Proctor), Lord of the Flies (Ralph), The Library (Caitlin), The Lion The Witch & The Wardrobe (Susan Pevensie), Antony & Cleopatra (Eros) and West Side Story (Minnie). They recently made their film debut in local Buffalo horror production Viscera (Carmen). They would like to dedicate this production to their parents, who have always supported them in their love of theater. Enjoy the show!

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KATHERINE DUPREY (DIRECTOR) is thrilled to bring this work to life. Not having directed for a number of years and wanting to get back to it, this show felt like the perfect opportunity. Kate has been a Stage Manager in the Rochester area for numerous shows and companies and being able to form The Company Theatre, to present works such as this, has been a dream come true. Liz's writing and the brilliance of these actors has not only made this a wonderful experience, but will also remind us all what is truly important in life. Enjoy the show!

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ADAM URBANIC (STAGE MANAGER) - is a Rochester-based actor and stage manager who is thrilled to finish out the Company Theatre's inaugural season, having appeared in Richard II and contributed to The Seagull. Other recent credits include Twelfth Night with Rochester Community Players (Sir Toby Belch) and the past few seasons of A Christmas Carol at Geva Theatre Center (Gravedigger and understudy: Ghost of Christmas Present). As always, thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks to his family and friends for working around his periodic disappearances into rehearsals for months at a time, and to this incredible team of artists for their dedication and determination to make this show one for the ages.

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JILL RITTINGER (INTIMACY DIRECTOR) -

Previous intimacy direction credits include Dead Man’s Cell Phone with hummingbird theatre co., and Ragtime with JCC Centerstage alongside friend and mentor, Sara Bickweat Penner. A partial list of acting credits include Arkadina, in The Seagull (The Company Theatre) Henrietta Swan Leavitt in Silent Sky, Orsino in Twelfth Night, Catherine in Proof, Laura in The Glass Menagerie, the title role in Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh, Katharine Hepburn in the one-woman show: Tea at Five in both 2007, and 2011, Laura in The Glass Menagerie, (Blackfriars Theatre) Candy Starr in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, (JCC Centerstage) David Bowie in the staged reenactment of Bowie’s arrest in Rochester in 1976: Bowie Goes to Jail, (Eggwork Productions) Anna in Closer, Angel and Others in Angels in America: Millenium Approaches, Tallulah Bankhead, in Something Cloudy, Something Clear, (Method Machine)  and Miss Fischer in A Picasso with John Hertzler (Geva Theatre Center Play Reading). Several commercial credits include: URMC, I Love New York Tourism, Planned Parenthood, Nick at Nite, and a campaign spot for Monroe County Executive, Adam Bello. Her voice may be heard in training and travel videos worldwide. Education: SUNY Fredonia-Theatre Arts, Circle in the Square Theatre School-Acting Intensive Program. A proud graduate of the Masters in Adolescent Inclusive Education program at Nazareth, she has taught in both Rochester and New York City. She is currently pursuing Consent-Forward Artist certification with IDC, specializing in Intimacy Direction for Stage and Film. She lends her time as the Victor Primary School Building Leader for The Spot, an organization providing free snacks, clothing and school supplies to students. www.thespotny.org

THANKS TO OUR DONORS:

PREMIERE ($1000+):

THE DELAVAN FOUNDATION

SUSAN MURAD

SUPPORTING ($100+):

JIM JORDAN

SARA PENNER

PETER ELLIOT

RICK STRAPOLI

DORIS AND GREG LUDEK

LEADING ($500+):

DAVID MUNNELL

RON DUFORT

MAJOR ($250+):

JONATHAN ROSENFELD

CHRISTOPHER C. CONWAY

DAVID RUNZO

COLE AND BARBARA RUBY

MEMBER ($50+):

JUDY MOLNER

EMILY PUTNAM

JAEL LOPEZ

JESS RUBY

PATRON ($5+):

CONNIE NEER

MARY KITZEL

MARY HOFFMAN

LILIANA BRAUN

JANET PECK

JES SUTTON

JONATHAN JORDAN

CHRIS MCCORMACK

NIK BARON

BARBARA STRAPOLI

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SPECIAL THANKS TO:

BILLSBORO WINERY

THE TEMPLE THEATER

JCC CENTERSTAGE

EASTMAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC

SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

AND A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR DONORS AND PATRONS WHO HAVE JOINED US SO FAR AND THE MANY MORE TO COME, THANK YOU.

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