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The Warehouse Theatre
by David
Directed by
Jayce T. Tromsness
Paul Savas
Brock Koonce
Jason Adkins
Anne Kelly Tromsness
Stephen Boatright
Charles Smith
Archer Brown
Turkey Guy
Clarice Bernstein
Dwight Grackle
with additional support from
Don Faircloth & Mark Blonstein
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A Note From The Executive & Artistic Director
Welcome to he Warehouse heatre. It is because of you that we are able to enjoy a
vibrant Warehouse heatre dedicated to providing you with Intense, Intimate and
Unexpected theatre. You make possible the type of theatre that you have come to
expect from us; the kind of theatre you can only ind in an intimate space like he Jean
Pelham Stage at he Warehouse heatre.
We think theatre is best experienced up close and personal. here really is no bad seat
here at he Warehouse heatre and you will be almost as much a part of the action
as the characters themselves. Well, that’s not quite true -- you’re actually as much
a part of the action as the characters. he immediacy and ephemerality of theatre
and the magic of sharing a live, leeting experience with your friends and loved ones,
actors and strangers, make YOU the most important part of the theatrical process.
It all comes alive when you walk into the theatre. For the entire night, your presence
changes the show. See the same show twice in the same run -- even the next night -and I guarantee you will see a show with diferent nuance and subtleties that happen
because of you. It’s one of those magical things that happens between an audience and
those working on a performance. We all share in the event, and that event has real
I was, and think I still am, a student of theatre history. I studied under one of the
greatest theatre historians this country has ever produced. Dr. Brockett passed away
two years ago; he was one of the most important inluences on my career. Because
of him, I developed an intellectual and visceral love of theatre history and, perhaps
because of my Greek heritage, a fondness for the very beginnings of theatre, some
2500 years ago in ancient Greece. In just about every way, the ancients created
modern theatre. In my eyes, every not-for-proit theatre is a community theatre,
regardless of how many millions of dollars may or may not be in its budget. his didn’t
begin in the 1960s. It began in, more like, the 460s – BC.
he Greeks created an art form that had three purposes: honoring the gods, civic
pride and edifying human beings. I take this seriously. Sometimes during a play we
collectively experience a glimpse of the divine in the form of a sublime moment. We
work to open the door for those sublime moments and our souls need that experience.
We are dedicated members of our community and our city, and the iner our work,
the iner our city and our region’s quality of life. Our partnerships with like-minded
individuals, businesses and not-for-proits happen because we are proud of our
shared community and wish to make it an even better place to live, hoping to share
it with everyone who will listen. Oh, by the way -- that’s also one of the reasons big
corporations move to the area. And, inally, “what a piece of work is a man.” Of course
Shakespeare was speaking of mankind, and it is our hope that when you see a show at
he Warehouse heatre, you will not only enjoy yourself and lose yourself a little, but
also ind yourself a little. We do intend, as it were, to hold “the mirror up to nature;
to show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of
the time his form and pressure.” You are continuing a proud Western tradition that
has continued proudly since its beginnings in the 5th century BC. (Well, there were a
couple of dark years in there, but that’s a diferent note.)
hank you for coming to the theatre, thank you for supporting the theatre
and we hope you will take an opportunity to learn more about us and plan on
joining us next season, for our 40th year of great theatre!
Mailing address:
he Warehouse heatre
37 Augusta St.
Greenville, SC 29601
Website address:
[email protected]
Latecomers: Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of management and in seats that
avoid disrupting other patrons and the performance. Refunds are not available except in
the case of performance cancellation. If you cannot attend, we can accept your unused
ticket as a donation. Please return your ticket to the box oice to obtain a tax receipt.
Smoking: Smoking is NOT PERMITTED anywhere in the building. hose who must
smoke should do so on the public sidewalk away from the building, so as not to bother
other patrons. Please do not smoke just outside the doors as the smoke drifts back inside;
instead, go to the end of the ramp to the “patio” area.
Cameras and recording devices: It is ILLEGAL to record a performance, with any
media, in whole or in part. If you record a performance in whole or in part we will ask
you to to stop recording during the live performance. You will be embarrassed.
Cell Phones, Beepers & Alarm Watches: Please turn them of BEFORE the performance
begins. Please do not use the vibrate option but, instead, turn them completely of.
Lost and Found: Found items should be given to the House Manager. Queries regarding
lost items may be made by calling 235-6948.
Recycling & Trash: Please help us keep the theatre clean by discarding trash in the
lobby trash cans or by handing it to us for recycling. hank you!
Your Image: Attendance at he Warehouse heatre is your tacit permission for us to use
your still image for marketing and/or fundraising purposes. Attendance at he Warehouse
heatre is your tacit permission for us to use your moving image and recorded comments
for marketing and/or fundraising purposes.
Attending he heatre:
When coming to the theatre, at he Warehouse or anywhere else, you are taking
part in a 2500+ year old tradition that engages you with the community in which
you live. With this in mind, please be courteous to the other audience members.
You are part of their experience and they are part of yours.
Watching a play requires you to think. Enjoy yourself with your brain ON. You can’t
go back if you miss something – this is live and in the lesh.
here are many diferent types and styles of plays. We ofer you the opportunity to
attend a pre-show talk before our Sunday matinees which will put the play you are
about to watch into context, and we also have information about our production
available to you in our lower lobby, but do your own homework. You will enjoy the
experience more if you do a little bit of research into the play and the playwright.
he Internet is your friend!
Don’t be afraid to laugh...there are laughs even in tragedies. Go’s ok!
The Warehouse Theatre is sponsored in part by a grant
from the Metropolitan Arts Council, which receives funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the City of
Greenville, BMW Manufacturing Company LLC, Michelin
North America and the South Carolina Arts Commission
with support from the National Endowment for the Arts
and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Fund of the
Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina.
Director’s Note
In ancient Greece, Aristophanes was one of four playwrights whose works would survive
the centuries. He wrote comedies and satires exclusively. When the philosopher Plato
was asked by a friend to point him toward a book to help him understand Athenian
society, Plato told him to read the plays of Aristophanes. For Plato believed that satire
and irony were the most efective ways to understand a society.
Novice directors are often told that good casting is 75% of the job. Veteran directors
don’t become veteran directors without heeding that advice. It seemed obvious
to me that bringing this group of actors together again and letting them sink their
creative talons into this play was at the very least 47% of a job well done. Add to the
math David Mamet’s scathing satire on various themes (corruption, desperate human
dynamics, casual prejudice, and the quest for immortality) put them together in a tiny,
oval shaped, political cauldron and the odds are something’s going to give, things are
going to be said that need to be said, and nobody’s going to escape scrutiny. We may
be shocked by the action and words, taken aback by the naked, uncensored opining
of the characters, and, perhaps, mortiied at our own laughter at such things. But in
the end, we might also catch the scent of some brutal truth, or get a glimpse of some
undeniably “human” behavior. And after all, a good satire should do just that: make us
laugh…and then make us think.
Jayce T. Tromsness
The Setting
The Time
An Oice
One: Morning, Two: Evening,
Three: Morning
Production Crew
Stage Manager / Sound Board Operator
Set Designer / Scenic Charge
Lighting Designer / Technical Director
Costume Designer
Original Music
Sound Design
Assistant Technical Director
Scenic Artist
Light Board Operator / Electrician
Set Crew
Jayce T. Tromsness
Samantha Else
Shannon Robert
John F. Keenan
Kendra Johnson
David Sims
Jayce T. Tromsness
Henry Wilkinson
Sarah Shealy
Elisa Golden
Christian Oehring
Ben Pittman, Aaron Pennington
Executive/Artistic Director
Production Stage Manager
Director of Education
Director of Development
Associate Artistic Director
Box Oice/House Manager
Technical Director
Paul Savas
Jaime Keegstra
Anne Kelly Tromsness
Katie Leckenbusch
Shannon Robert
Andy Croston
John F. Keenan
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Dramaturgical Notes
Let’s Talk Turkey
Like Harold Pinter’s Pinteresque style, David Mamet is a playwright known for his
signature dialogue, dubbed Mamet-speak. Mamet-speak refers to the way Mamet
uses clipped, frank and often blue language in rapid-ire overlapping exchanges.
“My main emphasis is on the rhythm of language,” he explained in a 1977 interview.
“Our rhythms describe our actions—no, our rhythms prescribe our actions. I
became fascinated— I still am—by the way the language we use, its rhythm, actually
determines the way we behave, more than the other way around.”
Mamet seemed to step into his own charged stage dialogue when, in 2008, he outed
himself as a conservative by writing one of he Village Voice’s most popular columns.
“Why I Am No Longer a ‘Brain-Dead Liberal’” shocked the theater community as it
was embracing the playwright’s new political comedy, November. As Mamet explains,
he wrote the essay because he started thinking about politics when writing November.
Mamet later disclosed his displeasure with the Voice’s headline for the article. In a
2011Wall Street Journal piece by Bari Weiss entitled “David Mamet’s Coming Out
Party,” Mamet tells Weiss, “‘hey mistitled it.’ Mr. Mamet had given the piece the far
more staid title, “Political Civility.” But the Voice’s headline was truth in advertising.
‘I took the liberal view for many decades, but I believe I have changed my mind,’ Mr.
Mamet wrote, referring to his prior self as, yes, a ‘brain-dead liberal.’”
Whatever the title, it is safe to say that Mamet takes the Tea Party view of limited
government involvement in citizens’ lives. Like St. Paul on the road to Damascus, the
playwright was traveling on a highway in California listening to NPR (which Mamet
refers to as National Palestinian Radio) when he was struck with the realization that he
no longer believed in the liberal ideology. On his road to political conversion, Mamet
revealed that his rabbi was chiely responsible for steering him in the direction of such
conservative reading material as, White
Guilt by Shelley Steele and Capitalism and
Freedom by Milton Friedman; books that
he voraciously gobbled up. His newfound
conservatism has led him to speak highly of
both Sarah Palin and Israeli Prime Minister,
Benjamin Netanyahu. Mamet goes as far
as to say that the United States needs a
president like Bibi. Still wishing to clarify
his recent political leanings, Mamet penned
he Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling
of American Culture---the 2011 novel that
had the arts community buzzing.
His P.C. or Post-Conversion plays---Race
(2010), he Linguistics Class (2011), and
he Anarchist (debuting December, 2012)
---tend to be more message than characterdriven. As Mamet increasingly takes on
political and social issues, his audiences
are in for an earful. Often compared with
Hemingway in personality as well as style,
this is a playwright who pulls no punches.
Mamet may rule a few turkey feathers
along the way, but in the end he seems to be
fulilling his primary objective which, as he
says, is to “put asses in the seats.”
By Elisa M. Golden
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Playwright Biography:
David Alan Mamet was born November 30, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois, and
is the only son of Bernard and Leonore Mamet (they also had a younger
daughter, Lynn). Lenore June (Silver) was a teacher and Bernard Morris
Mamet, an attorney. His father was a labor lawyer who loved to argue and
taught his children how to listen, question things, and express themselves
as precisely as possible. Mamet spent many afternoons in his father’s oice,
making phone calls and typing letters on the typewriter. Mamet’s parents’
high standards and their divorce when he was eleven made his childhood an
unhappy one. He was very close to his sister, however. At ifteen he started
working at the Hull House heatre and discovered his life’s direction. One of
David Mamet’s irst jobs was as a busboy. He was educated at the progressive
Francis W. Parker School in Chicago. He went on to study literature and
theater at Goddard College in Vermont (receiving a bachelor’s degree in 1969)
and acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of heater in New York.
In 1971 Mamet began teaching drama at Goddard and wrote several plays. His
irst play to receive attention, he Duck Variations (1972), was soon followed
by Sexual Perversity In Chicago (1974). American Bufalo (1975), for which
Mamet received the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, was his irst big
hit. Other plays from this period include A Life in the heatre, he Woods,
Reunion, and Dark Pony (all 1977), as well as he Sanctity of Marriage (1979).
Glengarry Glen Ross (1982), Mamet’s most praised work, was awarded both
the New York Drama Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize in drama. In
1995 he received his second Pulitzer Prize for he Cryptogram. Some of his
other noteworthy plays include Speed-the-Plow (1988), Oleanna (1992) and
November (2007).
Mamet has also written several
screenplays, including he Postman
Always Rings Twice (1981), he Verdict
(1982) and Wag the Dog (1997). He has
also written a number of books.
His awards include the Joseph Jeferson
Award, 1974; Obie Award, 1976,1983;
New York Drama Critics Circle Award,
1977, 1984; Outer Circle Award, 1978;
Society of West End heatre Award,
1983; Pulitzer Prize, 1984, 1995;
Dramatists Guild Hall-Warriner Award,
1984; American Academy Award, 1986;
and Tony Award, 1984,1987.
Mamet and actress Lindsay Crouse
were married in 1977 and divorced in
1990. He and Crouse have two children
together, Willa and Zosia. Willa is a
professional photographer and Zosia is
an actress. Mamet has been married to
actress and singer-songwriter Rebecca
Pidgeon since 1991. hey have two
young children, Clara and Noah.
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Warehouse for 2012 - 2013
7- 29
October 26 November 10
7- 29
7- 29
January 25 February 16
March 22 April 13
May 17 June 8
Book, Music and Lyrics By Richard O'Brien,
Directed by Brian Haimbach
Starring Will Ragland as Dr. Frank-N-Furter
The classic campy B-movie for the stage! The Warehouse Theatre remounts its sold out run of the
2010/11 season…but this time it’s bigger, better and bawdier!
By David Mamet,
Directed by Jayce T. Tromsness, Starring Paul Savas as POTUS
A donkey and an elephant walk into a bar…no..seriously…fed up with politics? Fed up with
clowns posing as public servants? Fed up with the Feds? Come enjoy this non-politically correct
farce set in the Oval Office during the election!
By Ogden Nash, Adapted by Will Rhys
Directed by Brenna Yeary
This family friendly Christmas musical is the heartwarming Christmas treat you and your kids
crave. Follow the adventures of Nicholas Knock as he brings Christmas back to the kingdom of
King Oldwin. 50 minutes of Christmas Fun!
Two irreverent Holiday shorts by David Sedaris
Santaland Diaries: Directed by Matt Reece, Starring Ryan Bradburn. David Sedaris spent a
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Season Greetings: Directed by Anne Kelly Tromsness, Starring Kerrie Seymour. You know
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Directed by Anne Kelly Tromsness
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By William Shakespeare
Directed by Paul Savas
This play is one of Shakespeare's greatest works. A classic tale of a romance between
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Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by Hugh Wheeler
Directed by Chip Egan, Starring Mimi Wyche
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Who’s Who
Paul Savas (Charles Smith) is he Warehouse heatre’s Executive/Artistic Director.
Savas received his Philosophy BA from Trinity University and his Acting MFA from
UT Austin. In addition to producing all shows at he Warehouse heatre, Savas has
played Macbeth in Macbeth, Salieri in Amadeus, Shylock in he Merchant of Venice,
Harold in K2, Charles in he Clean House and Bottom in Midsummer Night’s Dream.
He also directed Sight Unseen, he Diary of Anne Frank, Hamlet, Sada and Screwtape.
[email protected] for comments.
Jason Adkins (Turkey Guy) is in his third mainstage production at he Warehouse
and was previously seen in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Screwtape. He teaches
in the theatre department at both Clemson University and Furman University. Also,
he serves as a teaching artist in his Wooden O, he Warehouse heatre’s primary
education outreach program, which ofers Shakespeare workshops to students in
regional K-12 schools.
Anne Kelly Tromsness (Clarice Bernstein) serves as Director of Education for he
Warehouse heatre. Her mainstage roles have included: Nerissa in he Merchant
of Venice, Philadelphia in Something More han A Game, Helena, Snout, Egeus and
Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ana in he Clean House, Hecate and Lady
Macduf in Macbeth, Edith Frank in he Diary of Anne Frank, Polina in he Seagull
and he Doctors in Reckless. Anne is a founding member and co-Artistic Director
of he Distracted Globe heatre Company. She is the mother of the fabulous Mae
Tromsness. Anne teaches theatre and speech at Christ Church Episcopal School and is
directing the upcoming he Warehouse heatre productions of Eurydice and Season’s
Brock Koonce (Archer Brown) is excited to be back onstage at he Warehouse
heatre. Brock was last seen as one half of the clown duo in he 39 Steps. Previous
Warehouse credits include Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, A Midsummer Night’s
Dream, MacBeth, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, he Turn of the Screw, Sight Unseen and he
hree Cuckolds. He’d like to dedicate this performance in honor of Nancy Capps. And
to his wonderful wife, Staci, he sends all his love.
Stephen Boatright (Dwight Grackle) feels like a kid at the grown-ups table, and
is honored to be sharing the stage with such an amazing cast. He was last seen at
he Warehouse heatre in he Distracted Globe’s production of Twelfth Night this
summer, and before that in Something More han a Game on the WHT Main Stage.
As a day job, he works in photography, ilm, graphic design and other such mediums
at which people look.
Jayce T. Tromsness (Director) is originally from Tacoma, WA. He earned a
BA in theatre from Western Washington University in 1990. He began working
professionally in theatre in the Paciic Northwest in 1986. He moved to Columbia, SC
in 1990 to pursue an MFA in acting from USC which he received in 1994. During his
years in Columbia, Jayce taught voice and speech, acting, period styles, text analysis,
and theatre history at USC, Midlands Technical College, and the Kershaw Co. Fine
Arts Center. He was also a company member at Trustus heatre. In 2001, Jayce and
his wife Anne Kelly Tromsness moved to Greenville where they both became artistic
associates at the Warehouse heatre. Jayce currently teaches voice and speech and
theatre history at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities.
He has acted and directed numerous productions in Greenville, is playwright in
residence here at WHT as well as a vocal/text coach.
Who’s Who
Kendra Johnson’s (Costume Designer) professional credits include Adventure
heatre in Glen Echo, MD, Highland Repertory heatre and NC Stage Company in
North Carolina, and he Warehouse heatre in Greenville, SC. She has served as
costume designer for over 50 productions, among them, A Funny hing Happened on
the Way to the Forum, Marat/Sade, Equus, Macbeth and Miss Julie. November marks
Kendra’s ninth collaboration with he Warehouse heatre. Johnson won several design
awards as a Master of Fine Arts candidate at he University of Tennessee-Knoxville
and received her degree in 1994. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from James Madison
University. She is an Associate Professor at Clemson University teaching in the
department of Performing Arts.
Shannon Robert (Set Designer/Scenic Charge) received an M.F.A. in scene design
from FSU and studied design at the Moscow Art heatre Conservatory. A painter,
designer, and teacher, she was Director of heatre at William Carey University. She
has designed internationally for venues in Edinburgh, Nairobi, Bratislava and Moscow.
She worked with KCACTF as Region IV design chair and vice chair and served on
the board of SETC. Shannon managed he Spoon Group Productions in NJ/NY and
worked on the Broadway productions of he Grinch, Grease, Xanadu, Legally Blonde,
Inherit the Wind, he Pirate Queen, Coram Boy, Jersey Boys, Spamalot, Hairspray and
he Color Purple. Shannon is a member of the Clemson University Faculty.
Samantha Else (Stage Manager) has a BA in Communications from he University
of South Carolina Upstate and an MA in Contemporary Performance from he Arts
University College at Bournemouth (England). Her recent WHT credits include SM
for Stones in His Pockets and ASM for he Rocky Horror Show. Other credits include
directing and adapting Much Ado about
Nothing (Shakespeare by the Sea, UK) and
directing the world premiere of “Blood
Orange Sorbet” (he Hudson Guild heatre,
John F. Keenan (Technical Director) is
thrilled to join he Warehouse heatre as
the new Technical Director. John received
his Bachelor of Arts in heatre from Lander
University and his Master of Arts in Design
and Technical heatre from Louisiana Tech
University. Over the past decade, John has
worked professionally as a Technical Director
at Louisiana Tech University, Oklahoma
Shakespearean Festival, City Lights heatre
Company in San Jose and most recently as
the resident Lighting Designer and Technical
Director at the California heatre Center
in Sunnyvale. Other lighting design credits
include: he Santaland Diaries, he Grapes
of Wrath, Around the World in Eighty
Days and Assistant Lighting Designer for
Chestnuts Roasting Over the Flaming Idiots—
an Of-Broadway holiday spectacular at the
New Victory heatre.
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The Warehouse Theatre
Mission Statement:
he Warehouse heatre is a professional
live theatre dedicated to theatre as a
serious art form; to high-quality, diverse
and challenging productions; to training
theatre professionals; to community
outreach; and to student education.
he Warehouse heatre chooses plays that stretch the imagination of Upstate
audiences, energize and excite the community with Intense, Intimate and Unexpected
performances that explore and celebrate the complexities of our time. he Warehouse
heatre does this to encourage an adventurousness of spirit, and to develop a hunger for
the visceral impact of theatre, in the mind, heart, and soul.
Because of generous grants from he Metropolitan Arts Council, he
South Carolina Arts Commission and he Wachovia Foundation, he
Warehouse heatre proudly supplies its audience with assistive listening
devices free of charge. If you would like to use a device please return to the
box oice and check one out. Just leave your ID and listen to theatre afresh!
We have hearing aid loop devices, ear buds and headphones! We give you a
choice so you can be comfortable!
From corsets to cloaks,
collars to caps,
The Warehouse Theatre
constructs its costumes
with fabric from
Mansure &
fine fabrics and trims
Education at The Warehouse Theatre
A signiicant part of he Warehouse heatre’s vision and mission is education – in the
schools and in the community. Our educational oferings are designed to encourage
engagement, creativity and theatre that not only entertains, but elevates and celebrates
the community it serves. Here are some highlights:
his Wooden O, WHT’s nationally recognized actors-in-the-classroom program,
sends teams of teaching artists into middle, high and elementary school classrooms
to enhance students’ comprehension and appreciation of Shakespeare’s works. In
2011-12, WHT teaching artists worked with 24 area schools, in English, Drama and
Challenge Program classrooms, providing over 650 hours of instruction.
Applied heatre: Healthy Living debuted in 2011-12. Our new applied theatre
outreach programming gives youth a platform to explore not only choices and
dilemmas afecting their physical health, but encompasses their social well-being and
goal-setting as well. Emphasizing exploration and expression, we work in concert
with organizations who serve youth to identify issues and help them envision
positive possibilities. In this inaugural year, we worked with over 175 youths, from
organizations such as Bridges to a Brighter Future, Sterling Teen Center, Big Brothers
Big Sisters, Greenville Hospital Systems and Communities in Schools, empowering
youth through theatre.
WHT’s Audience Enrichment Series includes pre-show talks with directors or
scholars in the genre or historical context of the play, talkbacks with actors, directors
and designers about the speciic production, lobby displays and forums. Last season, 3
of the forums had standing room only crowds; sparking discussions on topics ranging
from sustainable economic development, the role of story in our culture, distraction
and its implications in the digital age, and the functions and dysfunctions of family.
Forums are scheduled for the Wednesday before the opening of each mainstage
– and they are free and open to the public! Pre-show talk and talkback schedules
are on our website.
Performances for Students
Last season, Lamplight and Shadow, a play about the relationship between the life
and literature of Edgar Allen Poe, written by playwright in residence Jayce Tromsness,
played to 1600 students as part of the Peace Center’s POP Series. he play will return
this November, and the POP series will also feature WHT’s production of Romeo
and Juliet in the spring.
Student previews for plays at the theatre are the Wednesday before the opening of
many of our mainstage plays, and tickets for students in middle, high school and
college are only $5 ($10 for musicals)
For more information, a schedule of events or to bring a program to your school
or organization, contact Director of Education Anne Tromsness at
[email protected]
Board of Directors
Bianca Walker
Vice President
Tom Strange
Susan Bichel
Ingrid Erwin
Jackie Warner
Alan Weinberg
Program Manager, Global Visitors Center, Furman
Senior Director R&D, St. Jude Medical
Health Care Consultant
Community Volunteer
Community Volunteer
Board Members
Randy Bell
Mary Biebel
Claire Blake
Kathi Daniel
Don Faircloth
Roy Fluhrer
Suzie Grow
Wallace Lightsey
Ruth Mansure
George Maynard
Scott McMillan
Heidie Miller
Teri Pena
John Petrusick
Nicole Ream
Jon Rogers
Glenn Sawicki
Eric Schmid
John Scovil
David Sims
Tom Tiller
Pat Victory
Maxim Williams
Marsha White
Jim Whitten
Senior VP, Bank of Travelers Rest
Owner, Biebel Carolina Salons
Community Volunteer
Community Volunteer
Community Volunteer
Director, he Fine Arts Center
Event Planner, Community Volunteer
Associate and Member, Wyche, PA
Owner, Mansure & Company
VP, Greenville Hospital System
Principal, Design Strategies, LLC
Community Volunteer
Artist & Development Consultant
Vice President, Commercial Portfolio Manager, TD Bank
Realtor, he Parker Company
Owner, Rogers Financial Group, LLC
Owner, Safron’s Sidewalk Cafe and he Cafe at TCMU
Shareholder, Elliott Davis, LLC
Owner, Current Tools
Director of Arts, Christ Church Episcopal School
Community Volunteer
Owner, Tenth Planet Advertising
Director of Community Relationship Building, Bon
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Community Volunteer
VP Operations, Fluor Corporation (Retired)
Past Presidents
1974-75 J. Lake Williams, Jr.
1975-76 Jourdan Jones Newton
1976-77 Aubrey Bowie
1977-78 Tom Brodnax
1978-79 Keller Freeman
1979-80 Bill Wheless
1980-81 Jane Mattson
1981-82 Don Koonce
1982-83 Brad Wyche
1983-84 John Huebner
1984-85 George Corell
1985-86 Rita McKinney
1986-87 George Fletcher
1987-88 Nancy Muller
1988-89 Bob Cooper
1989-90 Tom Bruce
1990-91 Rob Wagner
1991-92 Jackie Warner
1992-93 Karen Lawton, Bond
Isaacson, Warren Mowry
1993-94 Warren Mowry
1994-95 Jan Bruning
1995-96 Susan Reynolds
1996-98 Brad Parham
1998-99 BJ Koonce
1999-00 Brad Parham
2000-01 Kelle Corvin
2001-02 Bill Pelham
2002-03 Sherm Rounsville
2003-04 Tami McKnew
2004-05 John Rose
2005-07 Wade Cleveland
2007-09 Travis Seward
2009-11 Nicole Pascoe-Ream
Resident Companies of
The Warehouse Theatre’s Summer Season
Upstate Shakespeare Festival
The Upstate Shakespeare Festival
is a thriving part of he Warehouse
heatre’s summer programming and
community outreach. USF presents the
magic of Shakespeare and other classic
plays to the Upstate community in an
outdoor setting. Using actors from
all around the Upstate community,
USF presents entertaining, inclusive,
and family-friendly productions that
enhance Greenville’s calling card as a
summer destination.
Making their home at he Warehouse heatre, he Distracted Globe works
with he Warehouse to present entertaining and afordable productions of
classic comedies and comedy improv, workshops and other communityoriented programs, seeking to renew the vital connection between a theatre
and its community. DG presents at least one play during the summer
programming. During the regular season, you can catch a DG performance
of improv comedy after the main stage show on select nights of the run.
Ar tists in Residence
Tony Penna - Lighting Designer in Residence
Tony Penna’s lighting credits at he Warehouse include he Rocky Horror Show,
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Amadeus, he 13th of Paris, he Diary of Anne Frank,
Tru and Topdog/Underdog. Other regional theatre credits include Centre Stage SC,
Cincinnati Playhouse, Huntington heatre Company, Berkshire heatre Festival and
four seasons as resident lighting designer at Actors heatre of Louisville. Mr. Penna is
a member of United Scenic Artists, the theatre faculty at Clemson University, and the
resident design stafs of he Warehouse heatre, South Carolina Repertory Company
and the Eleventh Hour heatre Company in New York.
Shannon Robert - Set Designer in Residence
Shannon received an M.F.A. in scene design from FSU and studied design at the
Moscow Art heatre Conservatory. A painter, designer, and teacher, she was Director
of heatre at William Carey University. She has designed internationally for venues in
Edinburgh, Nairobi, Bratislava and Moscow. She worked with KCACTF as Region IV
design chair and vice chair and served on the board of SETC. Shannon managed he
Spoon Group Productions in NJ/NY and worked on the Broadway productions of he
Grinch, Grease, Xanadu, Legally Blonde, Inherit the Wind, he Pirate Queen, Coram
Boy, Jersey Boys, Spamalot, Hairspray and he Color Purple. Shannon is a member of
the Clemson University Faculty.
Elisa Golden - Dramaturg in Residence
Elisa is a native New Jerseyan, attended Kean University and graduated with a B.A.
in Visual Arts. She moved to Greenville in 1990 and received a master’s degree
in Education from Furman University. Elisa continues to pursue her art (mostly
watercolor and drawing) and has entered a number of juried shows in the area. Her
love of literature and theater brought her to he Warehouse heatre in 1999. She is
currently in her twelfth season as resident dramaturg. Elisa is often asked, “What is a
dramaturg?” She replies, “A dramaturg, or literary manager, is like an anthropologist–
digging, assessing and categorizing these rare theatrical artifacts known as plays.”
Jayce T. Tromsness - Playwright in Residence
A native of Tacoma, Washington, Jayce is a director and playwright. He earned a BA
in theatre from Western Washington University and received minor degrees in art
history and linguistics. He moved to South Carolina to attend USC, where he earned
his MFA in acting. Jayce has been a staf and company member of Trustus heatre in
Columbia, as well as resident voice coach for the SC Shakespeare Festival, Sewanee:
he University of the South and he Warehouse heatre. He was an associate
professor of theatre at USC, and Midlands Technical College. At USC he began
writing plays for young audiences as well as one-act plays for Trustus heatre. His
plays have been produced by USC, USC Aiken, Trustus heatre, he South Carolina
Children’s heatre, he Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Easley Foothills Playhouse,
he Warehouse heatre and he Distracted Globe. He is currently a faculty member
of the drama department at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and
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