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The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Cast Biographies

Ian Alda | The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Ian Alda

Joey

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Ian is thrilled to be making his L.A. stage debut with CTG. Off-Broadway: Sophistry (South Ark Stage/Theatre Row). Regional credits include Schmucks (Wilma Theater), The Comedy of Errors (TheatreWorks Colorado). Film: The Sorcerers Apprentice (director, Jon Turteltaub). TV: Law & Order: SVU, Guiding Light. Ian graduated with a BFA from the Conservatory of Theatre Arts and Film at SUNY Purchase. This one’s for his father..

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Andrew Connolly | The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Andrew Connolly

Christy

lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Karen, and daughters Kassie and Seraphina. Theatre: The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Lyceum Theatre Broadway/Atlantic Theater off-Broadway), The Cripple of Inishmaan (Atlantic Theater off-Broadway/Druid national tour of Ireland), The Seafarer (Geffen Playhouse, L.A.), Poor Beast In The Rain (Matrix Theatre, L.A.), Made in China (Abbey Theatre, Ireland), The Lower Depths (Abbey Theatre, Ireland). Television: NCIS: Los Angeles (Jacobus Troyger-CBS), Heroes (Joseph Sullivan- NBC), Chuck (The Poisoner-NBC), Lost (Brother Campbell-ABC), Murder, She Wrote (MOW CBS), Bramwell (Dr. Finn O’ Neill-PBS/ITV), Vicious Circle (Detective Finney-BBC), Runway One (BBC), The Truth About Claire (Coleman-RTE). Film: On Broadway, Guiltrip (Best Actor Award, AFF), Patriot Games, The Hunted, Joyriders, The Courier, Vendetta, Mad Dogs and Englishmen.

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Coby Getzug | The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Coby Getzug

Davey

is so proud to be a part of this show. Broadway: Brighton Beach Memoirs. L.A. Credits: Big, the Musical (West Coast Ensemble); Bobby in Urinetown and Huck in Big River (LACHSA). Love and thanks to the best family ever and to Jodie and Jacole at KSR. Coby graduated in June from the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.

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Sean G. Griffin | The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Seán G. Griffin

Donny

Seán is very happy to be appearing for the first time at the Taper and working again with Wilson Milam who directed him in his award-winning performance as Richard in The Seafarer at the Seattle Rep. In a career spanning 45 years and over 150 productions, he has worked at many of the major rep companies across the country. Broadway: Dancing at Lughnasa, Ned and Jack (directed by Colleen Dewhurst), The National Health, Ah! Wilderness, Poor Murderer, The Queen and the Rebels (opposite Colleen Dewhurst). Film: The Book of Stars, The Dark Horse and Sleep Tight. Television: Ally McBeal, ER, Malcolm in the Middle, Titus, Grounded for Life, Girlfriends, Fired Up, Northern Exposure, Murder, She Wrote, Starsky and Hutch and The Best of Families, to name a few. Seán was born in Limerick, Ireland, and now resides in Seattle with his wife Bernie who is the Managing Director at The 5th Avenue Theatre. He has been a proud member of Actors’ Equity since 1968.

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Kevin Kearns | The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Kevin Kearns

Brendan

is honored to be working at the Taper on this great play with this cast and director. To him it represents the culmination of 10 years of hard work and he intends to enjoy every second of it. L.A. Theatre: Poor Beast in the Rain directed by Wilson Milam (Matrix), The Force of Change (The McCadden), Dylan (Celtic Arts Centre), The Lonesome West and Among the Thugs (Odyssey Theatre; Drama Critics and LA Weekly Award winner). Other Theatre: The Weir (The Santa Barbara Ensemble), A Flag To Fly (Actors Theatre, S.F.). Film: Frost/Nixon directed by Ron Howard, The Donner Pass, Black Eyed Dog, Making Change, Manband and numerous short films including Flush and Seven Dwarfs directed by Andrew Connolly (Christy). Television: CSI: NY, Mind of Mencia, She Spies, Heroes, Deadwood (recurring). Kevin is currently recurring as Luke in season 2 and upcoming season 3 of FX’S Sons of Anarchy. Proud member of The Actors Studio, SAG, AFTRA and AEA.

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Zoe Perry | The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Zoe Perry

Mairead

Theatre: Pot Mom and The Ordinary Yearnings of Miriam Buddwing at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre. Other credits include Play by Samuel Beckett, Organizing Abraham Lincoln (New Dramatists), The Late Christopher Bean (The Actors Company Theatre), Teen Girl (The Zephyr Theatre), The Female of the Species (u/s, The Geffen Playhouse). She is a member of At Play Productions in New York. Film: The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, Deception. Television: Conviction, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Cold Case, My Boys, Private Practice. Perry is a graduate of Northwestern University.

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Chris Pine | The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Chris Pine

Padriac

Theatre: Farragut North (Ovation Award nominee) and Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig (Geffen Playhouse), The Atheist (Center Stage, N.Y.) and two seasons at The Williamstown Theatre Festival. Film: J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek, Carriers, Small Town Saturday Night, Smokin Aces, Bottle Shock, Blind Dating, Just My Luck, The Princess Diaries 2 and will next be seen in Unstoppable directed by Tony Scott and co-starring Denzel Washington. Pine is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley.

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Brett Ryback | The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Brett Ryback

James

CTG: The History Boys, Venice (workshop). Regional: Dr. Cerberus, Imagine (SCR); On Your Toes! (Reprise); 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (La Mirada); Shear Madness, Master of the House, Red Herring (Laguna Playhouse); Henry V (Milwaukee Shakespeare); Over the Tavern, Inspecting Carol (Milwaukee Rep); Marys Wedding (Colony). Television: Cupid, House, How I Met Your Mother.  Mr. Ryback is also an accomplished composer and an award-winning playwright. His works include Liberty Inn (Andak Theatricals); I, Abraham (UCLA, Dir. John Rubinstein); Darling; and Quit India. His one-act plays A Roz By Any Other Name and Weïrd (Winner, 2007 Tennessee Williams One-Act Competition) are both published in The Best American Short Plays 2007-2008..

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Credits

Martin McDonagh

Playwright

Plays: The Beauty Queen of Leenane, A Skull in Connemara, The Lonesome West, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Pillowman, The Banshees of Inisheer, The Retard is Out in the Cold, Dead Day at Coney, A Behanding in Spokane. Screenplays: Barney Nenaghs Shotgun Circus, Suicide on Sixth Street, In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths. As Writer/Director: Six Shooter (short film).

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Wilson Milam

Director

U.S. credits include Glengarry Glen Ross, The Seafarer (Seattle Rep); Poor Beast in the Rain (Matrix); The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Atlantic/Broadway – Tony Award nomination Best Director); Closer (Berkeley Rep); Bug (Woolly Mammoth); Killer Joe (Next Theatre, Chicago; 29th Street Rep/Soho Playhouse, New York); Pot Mom (Steppenwolf); The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (A Red Orchid, Chicago). UK and Ireland credits include Harvest, Flesh Wound, Fresh Kills (Royal Court); Lay Me Down Softly, Defender of the Faith, On Such As We (Abbey, Dublin); Othello (Shakespeare’s Globe); The Lieutenant of Inishmore (RSC Stratford/Barbican/Garrick); Hurlyburly (The Peter Hall Company at the Old Vic/Queens); True West (Bristol Old Vic); A Lie of the Mind (Donmar Warehouse); The Wexford Trilogy (Tricycle); Chimps (Liverpool Playhouse); Bug (Gate, London); Killer Joe (Traverse – Scotsman Fringe First Award/Bush/Vaudeville). Other: Much Ado About Nothing (RADA); A Mad World, My Masters (Central School of Speech and Drama); Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka (BBCi).

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Laura Fine Hawkes

Scenic Design

Theatrical engagements include work with Salem K Theatre Company, Fountain Theatre, Circle X Theatre, Geffen Playhouse, Ensemble Studio Theatre L.A., Antaeus Theatre Company, Pacific Resident Theatre, among others. Laura has recently participated in the design and development of multiple live shows for Thinkwell Design and Production. As a guest designer, Laura works with academic institutions and young artist training programs, highlights include the Opera Institute at Cal State University Long Beach and San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program. Laura designed the Air Force One Discovery Center, a 2009 THEA award-winning exhibit permanently housed in The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Television Art Direction credits include programming for NBC/Bravo, Comedy Central, PBS and FUEL. With a 2008 L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award and a 2008 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award nomination, Laura holds an MFA in Scenic Design from UCLA.

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Stephanie Kerley Schwartz

Costume Design

As Resident Designer for Rogue Machine Theatre: Treefall (Scenery – LA Weekly Award, Garland Award), Compleat Female Stage Beauty (Scenery and Costumes - Garland Award, Ovation nomination), American Dead (Costumes). The Matrix Theatre: Scenery - Bold Girls, Dealing With Clair, Honour. Pacific Resident Theatre: Scenery – Rocket to the Moon, Hogans Goat, Orpheus Descending, Entertaining Mr. Sloan. Moving Arts: Song of Extinction (Scenery - LA Weekly Production of the Year). The Colony Theatre: Bea[u]tiful in the Extreme (Scenery). Other companies include L.A. Theatre Works, Naked Angels, Electric Lodge, The Met, among many others. She designed costumes for The Wizard of Oz in Concert (with Jewel as Dorothy) performed at Avery Fisher Hall for TNT. Credits for film as either Production Designer and/or Costume Designer include two period filmsset in rural Vermont - Where the Rivers Flow North and A Stranger in the Kingdom.

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Brian Gale

Lighting Design

Recently: LA Opera - Ring Cycle, Jenufa, Don Giovanni, La Bohème, Judas Macabeaus, Noyes Fludde. Disneyland: Fantasmic! L.A. Contemporary Dance: Fight or Flight. Previously: Drumline Live World Tour, Sondheim 75th (Hollywood Bowl), Substance of Fire (Seattle Repertory), Sight Unseen (Berkeley Repertory), Brooklyn Laundry (co-design/Coronet Theatre), Macbeth directed by Richard Jordan with Raul Julia (New York Shakespeare Festival), Pick Up Ax, Frankie and Johnny in the Clare De Lune, Dog Logic (South Coast Repertory), The Dance of Death (Los Angeles Theatre Center), and numerous productions for Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum including Largo Desolato, Talking With and the world premiere of Angels in America (co-design).

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Cricket S. Myers

Sound Design

Off-Broadway: Marvelous Wonderettes (Westside Arts Upstairs). Center Theatre Group: Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, The Subject Was Roses, The School of Night, Nightingale (Mark Taper Forum); The Wake, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Ovation nomination), The Little Dog Laughed (Ovation nomination), Two Unrelated Plays, Come Back, Little Sheba (Kirk Douglas Theatre); History Boys (associate), Dead End (assistant), Aint Misbehavin(assistant) (Ahmanson Theatre). Regional Theatre: In The Wake, (Berkeley Rep); Wrecks, Some Girl(s) and Emergency (Ovation nomination, NAACP nomination) (Geffen Playhouse); Crowns, Orsons Shadow (Pasadena Playhouse). Selected L.A.: Life Could Be A Dream (Hudson Theatre); dark play or stories for boys (Garland Award, Ovation nomination) (Boston Court); Battle Hymn (Ovation nomination) (Circle X); Marys Wedding (Ovation nomination), Master Harold… and the boys (NAACP nomination), Trying (Ovation nomination) (Colony Theater). www.cricketsmyers.com.

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David S. Franklin

Production Stage Manager

Center Theatre Group: Highlights – Bandido!, Gross Indecency, Like Jazz, Nickel and Dimed, Intimate Apparel, The Goat, An Enemy of the People, Baz Luhrmanns La Bohème, Art, 3hree, A Perfect Wedding, Romance, The Cherry Orchard, Curtains, Nightingale, Distracted, The History Boys, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Two Unrelated Plays by David Mamet, Kirk Douglas in his solo show, Before I Forget, Aint Misbehavin, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Subject Was Roses and Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. Other Los Angeles: Los Angeles Theatre Center in its heyday from 1985- 1990, Pasadena Playhouse, Geffen Playhouse. Regional: Seattle Rep, Intiman Theatre. New York: Public Theater. Tours: Europe – Quotations from a Ruined City, Law of Remains (with Reza Abdoh’s Dar a Luz company); North America – Ann Magnuson’s You Could Be Home Now.

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Photo Credit

Left Photo: Kevin Kearns. Center Photo (L to R) Seated: Seán G. Griffin, Chris Pine, Zoe Perry and Coby Getzug; Standing: Andrew Connolly, Ian Alda, Brett Ryback and Kevin Kearns. Right Photo: (L to R) Ian Alda and Chris Pine. Photos by Craig Schwartz.