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2012 American Theatre Wing
National Theatre Company Award

 

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...the Latin origin of rogue is rogare which means “to ask”...

 

MISSION AND VISION

Our mission is to create the highest quality theatre possible,
challenging, stretching, and invigorating our community.

We emphasize

LANGUAGE
by placing primary value on quality language and literature

ENSEMBLE
by developing performers who seek continuous improvement
and creating an academy for training ourselves and emerging theatre artists

CHALLENGING IDEAS
by presenting plays which offer complex and provocative points of view
related to important social, political, and personal issues

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Officers
President: Norma Davenport
Vice President: Karen DeLay
Secretary: Bill Sandel
Treasurer: Peter Hovell

Esther Blue Almazan
John Ambruster
Joyce Ambruster
Ellen Bodow
Susan Collinet
Bryan Rafael Falcón
Ann Hasselmo
Nils Hasselmo
Meg Hovell
Kristina Lewis
Ronda Lustman
Bill Mangold, MD
Carol Mangold

Joseph McGrath
Cynthia Meier
David Morden
Ward Wallingford
Thomas Wentzel

Jim Wilson
Paul Winick

 

STAFF

Joseph McGrath, Artistic Director

Joseph McGrath, Artistic Director
Joe McGrath is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Drama, where he studied with Michael Kahn and Michael Langham. A member of Actors’ Equity Association, he has toured with John Houseman’s Acting Company, appearing in Pericles, Tartuffe, Twelfth Night, and The Country Wife. At the Utah Shakespearean Festival, Joe appeared as Horatio in Hamlet, Glendower in Henry IV, Part I, and Borachio in Much Ado About Nothing. In New York City, he directed Rough Magic: A Shakespeare Quartet. In Tucson, he is a frequent performer with Ballet Tucson appearing as Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a Stepsister in Cinderella, Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, VanHelsing in Dracula and, perennially, as Drosselmeyer in The Nutcracker. He has also performed with Arizona Theatre Company, Arizona Opera, Tucson Art Theatre, Arizona Onstage, Green Thursday, Damesrocket Theatre, and Old Pueblo Playwrights in such roles as Trigorin in The Seagull, Sam Byck in Assassins, John in Oleanna, and This Rock in Anger Box. For The Rogue Theatre, Joe authored and directed Immortal Longings, directed The Lady in the Looking Glass, Dante’s Purgatorio, Mistake of the Goddess (Hayavadana), Kafka’s Monkey, Mother Courage and Her Children, As I Lay Dying, The Real Inspector Hound, The Decameron, Our Town, Red Noses, The Maids (winner of the Arizona Daily Star 2007 Mac Award for Best Play), The Balcony and Endymion, and performed in The Merchant of Venice, Waiting for Godot, Jerusalem, Awake and Sing, Arcadia, Measure for Measure, Richard III, The Night Heron, Journey to the West, The Winter’s Tale, The New Electric Ballroom, Shipwrecked!, Major Barbara, New-Found-Land, Old Times, The Tempest, Ghosts, Naga Mandala, Othello, Krapp’s Last Tape, A Delicate Balance (winner of the Arizona Daily Star 2009 Mac Award for Best Actor), Animal Farm, Orlando, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Happy Days, The Goat, The Cherry Orchard, The Good Woman of Setzuan, The Dead and The Fever. Joe is also a scenic designer and owns, with his wife Regina Gagliano, Sonora Theatre Works, which produces theatrical scenery and draperies.

Cynthia Meier, Managing and Associate Artistic Director
Cynthia Meier holds a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from the University of Arizona. She is co-founder of Bloodhut Productions, a company performing original monologues and comedy improvisation, which toured throughout the western United States and was published by St. Martin’s Press. For The Rogue Theatre, Cynthia directed and adapted The Lady in the Looking Glass, Metamorphosis and The Dead, and directed The Merchant of Venice, Waiting for Godot, Jerusalem, Arcadia, Betrayal, Richard III, Journey to the West, The Winter’s Tale, Shipwrecked!, New-Found-Land, Old Times, The Tempest, Naga Mandala, Othello, Animal Farm, Orlando, Happy Days, The Cherry Orchard, The Good Woman of Setzuan and The Fever. She directed The Seagull (featuring Ken Ruta) for Tucson Art Theatre. For Chamber Music Plus Southwest, she directed Talia Shire in Sister Mendelssohn and Edward Herrmann in Beloved Brahms. Cynthia performed in The Lady in the Looking Glass, Awake and Sing, Dante’s Purgatorio, Measure for Measure, Mistake of the Goddess (Hayavadana), Mother Courage and Her Children, The Night Heron, The New Electric Ballroom, As I Lay Dying, Major Barbara, The Real Inspector Hound, The Decameron, Ghosts, Not I, Our Town, A Delicate Balance, Immortal Longings, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Red Noses, The Goat (Best Actress, Arizona Daily Star 2008 Mac Award), The Maids, Endymion and The Balcony (The Rogue Theatre), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Arizona Repertory Theatre), A Streetcar Named Desire (Arizona Theatre Company), Blithe Spirit, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Of Thee I Sing (Michigan Repertory Theatre), Romeo & Juliet and Chicago Milagro (Borderlands Theatre), Top Girls (Damesrocket Theatre), A Namib Spring (by Patrick Baliani, winner of the 1999 National Play Award), A Nightingale, Smirnova’s Birthday, The Midnight Caller, The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (Tucson Art Theatre), and A Maid’s Tragedy (directed by Domini Blythe of the Royal Shakespeare Company). In 2000, Cynthia was awarded the Tucson YWCA Woman on the Move Award.

Cynthia Meier, Managing and Associate Artistic Director
Christopher Johnson, Artistic Associate and General Manager

Christopher Johnson, Artistic Associate and General Manager
Christopher has previously appeared at The Rogue in Hamlet (Laertes), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Tragedian), The Merchant of Venice (Salanio), Jerusalem (Luke Parsons), Dante’s Purgatorio (Ensemble), Richard III (Earl Rivers & Sir William Brandon), Mother Courage and Her Children (Eilif), The Night Heron (Dougal), Journey to the West (Tripitaka), The Winter’s Tale (Ensemble), and As I Lay Dying (Jewel). Other Rogue credits include Stage Manager (The Lady in the Looking Glass, By The Bog of Cats) and Director (The Picture of Dorian Gray, Elizabeth Rex). He previously served as Artistic Director of Winding Road Theater Ensemble, The Bastard (Theatre), and Etcetera at Live Theatre Workshop. The recipient of numerous Arizona Daily Star Mac Award nominations for both acting and directing, Christopher received the 2014 Mac for Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of The Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret. Other accolades include nominations for The Buffalo Exchange Arts Award for Emerging Performance Artists (2011) and Tucson Weekly’s Best Local Actor (2014).



Matt Bowdren, Artistic Associate and Education Director
Matt Bowdren holds an M.F.A. in Performance from the University of Georgia and a B.F.A. from the University of Arizona. He teaches as an Adjunct Instructor in Acting at both the University of Arizona and Pima Community College. Matt is the training coordinator for and member of The Rogue Theatre’s Resident Acting Company. At The Rogue, Matt most recently appeared in The Merchant of Venice, Waiting for Godot, Awake and Sing, Betrayal,A rcadia, Measure for Measure, Mistake of the Goddess, after the quake (2013 Mac Award for Best Actor), Richard III, Metamorphosis, Mother Courage, The Night Heron and Journey to the West. Other Arizona credits include The Pillowman (The Now Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Southwest Shakespeare), and Titus Andronicus (Arizona Repertory Theatre). In Georgia, Matt has been seen in The Shape of Things, Betrayal, Endgame and The Comedy of Errors. In New York City, Matt performed in Somewhere in Between with Collaborative Stages and Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Hudson Shakespeare Company.

Matt Bowdren, Artistic Associate and Education Director
Patty Gallagher, Artistic Associate

Patty Gallagher, Artistic Associate
Patty Gallagher is Professor of Theatre Arts at University of California Santa Cruz where she teaches movement, mask, Balinese dance, and clown traditions. With The Rogue, she has performed the roles of Portia in The Merchant of Venice, Mabel in The Lady in the Looking Glass, Madame Moiselle in Dante's Purgatorio, Hannah Jarvis in Arcadia, Kali in Mistake of the Goddess (Hayavadana), Red Peter in Kafka’s Monkey, Mrs. Samsa in Metamorphosis, Monkey King in Journey to the West, Autolycus in The Winter’s Tale, Player 1 in Shipwrecked!, Alibech in The Decameron, Ariel in The Tempest, Rani in Naga Mandala, Emilia in Othello, the Player in Act Without Words, Orlando in Orlando, Sonnerie and Scarron in Red Noses, Winnie in Happy Days, Ranevskaya in The Cherry Orchard and Shen Te in The Good Woman of Setzuan. She has worked with Shakespeare Santa Cruz, The Folger Shakespeare Theatre, California Shakespeare Theater, The New Pickle Circus, Ripe Time Theatre, Two River Theatre, Teatro Cronopio and Grupo Malayerba. She has performed, choreographed and directed workshops in Asia, South America, Europe, and the U.S. In 2006 she was Fulbright Scholar in Quito, Ecuador. In 2014 she was awarded the Pavel Machotka Chair in Creative Studies at UCSC’s Porter College. She holds a doctorate in Theatre from University of Wisconsin–Madison. From 2002 to 2010, she was Director in Residence at the Clown Conservatory, San Francisco Circus Center.

David Morden, Artistic Associate
David Morden has directed The Rogue Theatre’s production of The Goat (2008 Arizona Daily Star Mac Award), Six Characters in Search of an Author and Krapp’s Last Tape, Not I and Act Without Words, Ghosts, Major Barbara and Measure for Measure. David has appeared with The Rogue Theatre as Antonio in The Merchant of Venice, Pozzo in Waiting for Godot, Wesley in Jerusalem, in the ensemble of Dante’s Purgatorio, as Jellaby and Captain Brice in Arcadia, the Actor in Mistake of the Goddess (Hayavadana), as Buckingham in Richard III, The Chaplain in Mother Courage and Her Children, Dragon King in Journey to the West, Polixenes in The Winter’s Tale, Louis de Rougemont in Shipwrecked!, Rinieri in The Decameron, Stephano in The Tempest, Brabantio and Montano in Othello, Editor Webb in Our Town, in the ensembles of Animal Farm and Orlando, as Harry in A Delicate Balance, Madame Pace in Six Characters in Search of an Author, The Pope in Red Noses, Yephikhov in The Cherry Orchard, The Man in the Silver Dress in the preshow to The Maids and Glaucus in Endymion. He has acted locally with Arizona Onstage Productions (Assassins), Arizona Opera (The Threepenny Opera), Actors Theatre (The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged)) and Green Thursday Theatre Project (Anger Box, Rain), of which he was a co-founder. David has directed productions with Green Thursday (Shakespeare’s R&J, White Garden), Oasis Chamber Opera (Sing to Love), DreamerGirl Productions (The Dreamer Examines His Pillow) and Arts For All (The Apple Tree). David is an Assistant Professor of Voice and Movement in the University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film and Television where he has directed Lend Me a Tenor and Inspecting Carol for Arizona Repertory Theatre and directed three one-act adaptations of Medea for the Studio Series.

David Morden, Artistic Associate
Brent Gibbs, Resident Fight Director

Brent Gibbs, Resident Fight Director
Brent Gibbs teaches acting and stage combat at the University of Arizona’s School of Theatre Arts where he also serves as the Artistic Director for the Arizona Repertory Theatre. He is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.  For nine years Brent served as the director, fight director and production stage manager for one of the nation’s largest Outdoor Dramas, Tecumseh. He has gained recognition as an Advanced Actor/Combatant by the Society of British Fight Directors, Fight Directors Canada and The Society of American Fight Directors where he also holds the rank of Certified Teacher and Fight Director.  He has taught combat master classes around the United States and Europe at various schools including The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.  For several summers he taught stage combat workshops at the International Theatreschool Festival in Amsterdam.

Thomas Wentzel, Business Manager
Thomas Wentzel is a Scientific Programmer for the National Solar Observatory and holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Arizona. Previously he has worked as a Data Manager for several prevention programs in the Arizona Cancer Center and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health. He has served on the Board of the Tucson Men’s Cooperative, editing its newsletter for five years, and on the Executive Committee of Sons of Orpheus—The Male Choir of Tucson. He has sung with Furry Day Singers, Sons of Orpheus and AwenRising, and has performed with Tucson Art Theatre in Viktor Slavkin’s Cerceau and Clifford Odets’ Waiting for Lefty. Thomas has designed and built The Rogue Theatre Web site, creates all The Rogue’s posters and programs and has served as Webmaster, Business Manager and Treasurer.

Thomas Wentzel, Business Manager
Susan Collinet, Volunteer Coordinator

Susan Collinet, Volunteer Coordinator
Susan Collinet received her A.A. Degree from Pima Community College in 2005, and her B.A. in Creative Writing and English Literature from the University of Arizona in 2008. Before returning to college as a non-traditional student, Susan spent twenty years in amateur theater, mostly on the East coast, as well as in the American Theater of Brussels and the Theatre de Chenois of Waterloo, Belgium. She has worked in such positions as volunteer bi-lingual guide in the Children’s Museum of Brussels, Bursar of a Naturopathic Medical school in Tempe, Arizona, and volunteer assistant Director of Development of the Arizona Aids Project in Phoenix. Susan is currently peddling a manuscript of poetry for publication and continually working on collections of creative nonfiction and fiction. Her writing has won awards from Sandscript Magazine, the John Hearst Poetry Contest, and the Salem College for Women’s Center for Writing, and will be published in the 2010 Norton Anthology of Student’s Writing. Susan is thrilled to be part of the award-winning “new and emerged” Rogue Theatre, this unique organization of talent and dedication that continues to provide thought-provoking and quality performances to a rapidly growing community of literary theatre lovers.

Holly Griffith, Box Office
Holly Griffith, originally from Dayton Ohio, is a proud member of the Acting Ensemble at The Rogue Theatre. Previous credits at The Rogue include Nerissa in The Merchant of Venice, ensemble in The Lady in the Looking Glass, Pea in Jerusalem, ensemble in Dante’s Purgatorio and Chloë Coverly in Arcadia. Holly also holds an MA in English Literature from the University of Arizona and a BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College. In addition to acting, Holly has worked as a dramaturg, dancer, choreographer, playwright, and stage manager, and directed a production of Marina Carr’s By the Bog of Cats for Rareworks Theatre Company in 2012.

Holly Griffith, Box Office

 


THE
2015–2016
RESIDENT
COMPANY

Matt Bowdren

Connor Foster

Patty Gallagher

Marissa Garcia

David Greenwood

 

Matt Bowdren

Connor Foster

Patty Gallagher

Marissa Garcia

David Greenwood

Holly Griffith

Christopher Johnson

Ryan Parker Knox

Joseph McGrath

Cynthia Meier

David Morden

Holly Griffith

Christopher Johnson

Ryan Parker Knox

Joseph McGrath

Cynthia Meier

David Morden

 

 

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