Dramatic Repertory Company On Stage

YEAR OF THE ROOSTER
FALSE FLAG
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Sarabeth ConnellySarabeth Connelly (Sophia). Sarabeth has been an active participant both on and off the stage since her high school years. As a recent graduate from the University of Southern Maine, she has decided to take this summer to continue her guest appearances before medical school. Her favorable themes consist of mystery, comedy, and social injustices. SB continues to collaborate, create content, and perform all around the New England Area, allowing herself to dabble in differing arts. She is excited to be in the World Premiere of False Flag, by Walt McGough. Enjoy!

Corey M. GagneCOREY M. GAGNE (Hank), trained at Mountview Theater Conservatory (now Mountview Academy) in London, and has performed professionally in London, New York, Philadelphia, Austin, and Portland. Recent theater credits include Kenny in Detroit (The Theater Project), Sam/Mr. Burns in Mr. Burns - A Post-Electric Play (Mad Horse Theater), Blount in Roles of a Lifetime (Luminous Productions), Kent in King Lear (Kevin O'Leary Productions), Robert Cecil in Equivocation (Dramatic Repertory Company), Bernard 1 & 2, Michael Black in A Number (Dramatic Repertory Company), Nicky in The Seafarer (AIRE), Jack in Brighton Beach Memoirs (Portland Stage), Bolduc Bolduc in Gargantua (Lorem Ipsum), Jacob Engstrand in Ghosts (Lorem Ipsum), and Malvolio in Twelfth Night (UMFK Theater).

Bess WeldenBESS WELDEN (June) has been making theater as a performer, writer, and educator for nearly 25 years. She has previously appeared with DRC in Swimming in the Shallows, A Bright New Boise (co-production with Fenix Theatre), and Gidion's Knot. As a performer (MFA, National Theater Conservatory) she has worked with the Denver Center Theater Company, Williamstown Theater Festival, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Hangar Theater, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, Portland Stage, the Opera House at Boothbay, Mad Horse Theatre, Portland Symphony Orchestra, Southwest Michigan Symphony, White Plains Performing Arts Center, Commonweal Theater, among many others. In October 2018, Portland Stage will produce the world premiere of her play REFUGE *MALJA* in its mainstage season. Her one-act MADELEINES (2015) and her solo comedies BIG MOUTH THUNDER THIGHS (2013) and THE PASSION OF THE HAUSFRAU (2009) premiered in the PS Studio Theater. In 2017, her original multi-disciplinary performance project, LEGBALA IS A RIVER, premiered at Mayo Street Arts, and she directed NOT ALWAYS HAPPY, written and performed by Portland memoirist/social justice storyteller, Kari Wagner-Peck. Bess has been a Teaching Artist in Colby College's Department of Theater and Dance since 2010. She is a long-time Portland Stage Affiliate Artist and Teaching Artist. She serves on the Advisory Committee of Theater Ensemble of Color and is the proud president of DRC's Board of Directors. http://www.besswelden.com.

Marjolaine WhittleseyMARJOLAINE WHITTLESEY (Tori) is thrilled to be back on stage with DRC. As an actor, director, and educator she embraces the challenges and rewards of working on new plays. Off stage she helps kids find their own creative voice as Lead Teacher at The Telling Room. Recent shows include: String Around My Finger (Portland Stage Company), Sofonisba (Dramatic Repertoire Company), Cyrano (Theater at Monmouth), Traveling Light (Celebration Barn Ensemble), Macbeth (Bare Portland), Love & Information (Lorem Ipsum), and The Puzzle Box (Ziggurat Theater Ensemble).

WALT MCGOUGH (Playwright) is a Boston-based playwright (by way of Pittsburgh and Chicago). In Boston, he has held fellowships with both the Huntington and New Repertory Theatre Companies, and was a finalist for the 2016 Dramatists Guild Lanford Wilson Award. His plays include PATTERN OF LIFE, which was named Best New Play by the Independent Reviewers of New England, and THE FARM, PRISCILLA DREAMS THE ANSWER, and PAPER CITY PHOENIX, all of which received Best New Play IRNE nominations. Other plays include CHALK, DANTE DIES!! (AND THEN THINGS GET WEIRD), THE HABERDASHER!, and NON-PLAYER CHARACTER. He has worked around the country with companies such as The Lark, the Huntington, New Rep, the Kennedy Center, NNPN, Boston Playwrights Theatre, Fresh Ink, Sideshow, Orfeo Group, Nu Sass Productions, Chicago Dramatists, and Argos. In 2015, his play ADVICE FOR ASTRONAUTS was selected as the winner of the Milken Playwriting Prize. He has served on the staff at SpeakEasy Stage Company in Boston and Chicago Dramatists, and is a founding ensemble member of Chicago's Sideshow Theatre Company. He holds a BA from the University of Virginia, and an MFA in playwriting from Boston University.

CAIT ROBINSON (Director) Recent directing credits include: Pinocchio (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park), Proclamation: World Sick at American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), Carrie and Winesburg, Ohio at Greater Boston Stage Company, the world premiere of The Singularity at Science Fiction Theater Company (featured by American Theatre), and Gidion's Knot at Dramatic Repertory Company. She has directed workshops at A.R.T., The Lark, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and Portland Stage Company, among others, and assisted directors David Esbjornson, Blake Robison, Timothy Douglas, Tracy Brigden, and KJ Sanchez. She recently completed her second season as Senior Directing Fellow at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and is a former dramaturgy/publications fellow at American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), SDCF Observer, and Portland Stage Company intern. She is an alumna of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Directors Lab West, the Celebration Barn Theater, and Bowdoin College. Up next: Art+Party Residency at the Drama League in New York.

Matthew Ferrel (Set Design) is a set designer and visual artist living in Portland. He graduated from the Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM) at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2005. Matt is a company member of Ellipsis Productions, here in Portland and has worked with Mad Horse Theater on this seasons BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, and THE EXPLORERS CLUB. Matthew also enjoys cooking and baseball.

Emily White (Costume Design) is a New York based theater designer. Originally from Northern Minnesota, she values work that is collaborative and innovative. Recent projects include Salty (Lyra Theater) Richard III (Columbia University) Tragic Greek Sitcom (Athena Theatre Co/EAG) and Cereals (The Flea). MFA: Costume Design NYU/Tisch. emilyelizabethwhite.com

MICHAELA WIRTH (Lighting Design). Rarely seen in the full light of day, this designer is delighted to be working once again with DRC. When not in the darkness of the theatre, she can often be found in the darkness of the projection booth of the Nickelodeon... planning the lights for the next DRC show!

Chris Fitze (Sound Design) is a sound and set designer, teacher, and technical director living in Portland, Maine. He has designed sound for many shows at Portland Stage including Fences, Papermaker, The Foreigner, and Almost, Maine. Chris has designed the sound for several Dramatic Repertory productions, such as Tigers Be Still, A Number, and Bright New Boise. As a set designer, he has designed and built sets not only for the Portland Symphony Orchestra (Magic of Christmas), but also Small Point Summer School (The Wizard of Oz; which he also directed), and the Childrenís Museum & Theatre of Maine. He is the Technical Director for Waynflete School in Portland, and Morse High School in Bath. Love to Jessica and the boyz.

Andrew Hesselbart (Stage Manager) is very excited to return to DRC after working on Year of the Rooster, Venus in Fur and Gidion's Knot. He is a cofounder of Ellipsis Productions, a pop-up theatre collaborative based out of Portland. Previous credits include work with Mad Horse, Lorem Ipsum, Portland Stage's Studio Series, Luminous Productions, 60 Grit, MTWThFSS, and Acorn Productions. He attended the University of Southern Maine.

Lauren Stockless (Dramaturg) is excited to be working with the DRC for her first show in the Portland area. She is a graduate of Colby College with a double major in Theatre & Dance and English Literature, and more recently finished a Master's of Science in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Some past favorite shows include: Art (Director, Powder and Wig), Twelfth Night (Director, Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company), Youíre a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Director, Performing Arts Center of MetroWest), and Scrooge The Musical (Stage Manager, Riverside Theatre Works).


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WORLD PREMIERE

FALSE FLAG
by Walt McGough
directed by Cait Robinson


with Sarabeth Connelly, Corey M. Gagne,
Bess Welden and Marjolaine Whittlesey




Toriís brother Hank likes guns. He also likes: talk radio, survivalism, investigative deep-web forums, and telling Tori about all of it when they see each other once a year. But when Hank is killed in an apparently random shooting, Tori gets a visit from his ex-girlfriend June and canít help asking some questions. Didnít Hank say that there was no such thing as coincidence? Didnít he say he knew too much? Was his death just a matter of chance, or was it part of a bigger agenda, and which possibility is worse?



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