By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed By Allen Radway
EVERYBODY is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. (www.dramatists.com)
World Premiere produced by Signature Theatre, New York City
(Paige Evans, Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director; James Houghton, Founder)
Nylarose (Usher/Understanding)(she/her) is a Junior Acting major with minors in Musical Theater and Business . Past UArts credits include (ensemble)Pippin. She would like to thank Allen Radway, the whole cast and crew, and of course her family. Enjoy the journey! @_.nylarose._
Emma Ellis (Death)(she/they) is a Senior MT and is thrilled to be a part of this process. You may have seen them in A Little Death (3), Buried (False God), or Men on Boats (Goodman) here at UArts. They would like to thank the incredible cast, crew, and creative team for their hard work and kindness. Also, her parents, 1121 + friends, and her cat beans for their endless support. Enjoy the show!
Rin Brock (Girl/Time) is a Senior Musical Theatre major. Past UArts credits include Pippin (Theo) and Find Myself Here (Tanya/Ensemble). Rin would like to thank her parents and her partner for supporting her and pushing her, as well as Allen and the Everybody team!
Michael Ramalho (Love)(he/him) is a Senior Musical Theater major with a minor in Screenwriting. Past UArts credits include Overgrown (Minstrel) and Liar Upon the Starship Limpidius (Blue). Michael thanks his friends and family for their endless love and support and congratulates his cast and crew on an incredible show!
Didi Varon (Ensemble/ATST/Somebody U/S)(she/her) is a Senior Musical Theatre major & Songwriting minor. Past UArts credits include Crimson Lit, and Coffee Cup Cabaret. Thank you EVERYBODY in this cast and crew for your constant support and love. I am so grateful for you all! With much love and happiness. LETS DO THIS! <3
Jameka Wilson (Somebody)(they/she) is a Senior Acting major. Past UArts credits include Sometimes The Rain (MIDI), All That's Left (LOTTA), I Want A Country (Ensemble), and Expanding Universe (Gravity). To the little black girl who said she could, you did.
Avi Fidler (Somebody)(they/them) is a Senior Acting major at UArts. Past UArts credits include I Want A Country, Men On Boats, and Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. Avi would like to thank their cast and crew for their endless support during this endeavor. To the memory of those who left life unfinished.
Roberto Delgado (Somebody)(he/him) is a Senior Musical Theatre major who's unbelievably excited to be apart of this process. Past UArts credits include, Mementos, Promenade, Elliot, a Solider's Fugue, and Pippin. A great thank you to his Mother and Father for their endless support.
AJ Garrett (Somebody)(he/him) is a Senior Acting major. Past UArts credits include "A Little Death", and the best play that never was, "In the Red and Brown Water". AJ would like to thank his family both chosen and biological for their undying support of him throughout his career thus far. Tonight is for all of you.
Megan Derbick (Somebody)(she/her) is a Junior Musical Theatre Major with a Minor in Music. Past UArts credits include The Blazing World (Pyra) and Dear Mr. C (The Writer’s Sister) as a part of the Polyphone Festival. She was also an ensemble member in last fall’s production of Pippin. She recently made her professional debut at Millbrook Playhouse as Alexi Darling and Ensemble in Rent. Much love to her family, friends, and the entire cast and crew for their support, and a huge thanks to Allen for this opportunity.
Aja Staten (Ensemble & Usher U/S)
Ella Kahan (Ensemble & Death U/S)(she/her) is a Sophomore Acting major, Musical Theatre minor. Past UArts credits include A Little Death (Ensemble) and Director's Workshop: The Borrower and the Boy (Arrietty). Much love to the cast, crew, designers, and production team for all of the hard work and joy they have put into this show. <3
Benny Valencia (Ensemble & Love U/S) is a senior acting major. Past UArts credits include Sometimes the Rain, Sometimes the Sea and Hamlet.
Leah Herman (Ensemble & Girl/Time U/S)(she/they) is a Senior Musical Theatre major. Recent credits Include Hansel and Gretel (Gretel), Jesus Christ Superstar (Ensemble), Hansel Und Gretel (Taunmannchen), and The Sound of Music (Maria). Endless thanks to everyone working on this production!
Gabriela Santana (Danse Macabre, Ensemble Understudy)(she/they) is a sophomore Musical Theatre major. Past UArts credit Dear Mr. C (Polyphone Festival). Regional: Tuck Everlasting (Mae Tuck), Legally Blonde (Greek Chorus), Newsies (Buttons )
Allen Radway (Director)(he/him) is the former Producing Artistic Director of Simpatico Theatre, where he directed Milk Like Sugar, The Cryptogram, The Black Monk, Evie’s Waltz, and Watership Down. Recent credits: Othello (New Light) and The Tempest (CCTC). As an actor Allen has appeared in over 75 regional productions, working with the Wilma, Arden, People’s Light, Theatre Exile, Lantern, and EgoPo, among others. He is a UArts alum (Acting ’99), a BADA graduate, and has taught Acting at the Brind School for the past decade. Deepest gratitude to Kikau, Lindsay, Bella, Raina, and the Everybody family. Love to Janice, Clarabelle, and Sylvia for making this possible. For Susan. Ase, Seva, and Grace.
Bella Capelli (Stage Manager)(they/them) is a Junior DPP & Creative Writing major, which a focus in Stage Management. Past UArts credit include A Little Death (SM), Rhapsody of Life's Progress (SM), etc. They will be the PM on Equinox 2023 this year. Huge shoutout to the rest of the SM team for their constant support, love, and laughs. This is for Everybody!
Marissa Wheaton (Assistant Stage Manager)(they/She) is a Junior Acting major. Past Regional credits include: Steel Magnolias (Clear Space Theatre), Mamma Mia! (Clear Space Theatre), and Carrie (Clear Space Theatre). Offstage credits include: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Stage Manager), Honk! (Light Board Op), and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Sound Board Op).
Kyle Edens (Assistant Stage Manager)(he/they) is a Sophomore Acting and DPP double major. Kyle is ecstatic to be on their first production Assistant Stage Managing at the University of the Arts. Past UArts credits include a psychic investigation into the death of someone i once knew and Sorry, Wrong Number.
Stevie Smith Iannettoni (Assistant Stage Manager/Plague Doctor)(they/she) is a Junior Musical Theatre major. Past UArts credits include "Find Myself Here" by Juana Parral, "Buried" by Hallie Malina and "Sometimes The Rain, Sometimes The Sea" by Julia Izumi. You can also see them later this October in "Woyzeck" directed by Ryan Cramer. This is their ASM debut here at the University and they are so excited for you to come on this journey!
Raina Jackson (Assistant Director)(she/her) is a Junior Directing, Playwright, Production major. Past UArts credits include (Dear Mr. C cast, Getting by with a little help from my friends, The Blazing world, directed non-monogamy).
Àse Wells (Choreographer)
McKayla Prophett (Dramaturg)(they/She) is a Junior DPP/Musical Theater major. This is their first production at UArts, and she hopes to continue to collaborate with these amazing artists! Special thanks to the entire circle of humans who made this production possible.
Teayra Bowden (Season Dramaturg)(she/her) is a Junior Directing, Playwriting, Production major. Some past production credits include “Ghost Town” “A Psychic Investigation Into the Death Of Someone I Once Knew, “Fat Muslim Girls” (PlayPenn), “I Want A Country”, and “Norton I”.
Leah Walton (Intimacy Consultant)
Daniel Allen (Set Design) is a NYC based Scenic Designer. Recent selected designs include: Something Rotten, West Side Story, Newsies, Little Women, 9-5, Into The Woods, (Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse), The Cherry Orchard, The Connection, The Divine Contradiction (The New School). Daniel also acts as the full time Associate Scenic Designer for Lawrence E. Moten III. Recent selected credits with Lawrence include: Assistant on Chicken & Biscuits (Circle in the Square, Broadway), Associate on Fairview (WILMA), We Declare you a Terrorist, Its not a Trip it’s a Journey (Roundhouse) among others. Daniel recently acted as an assistant to Rachel Hauck on Hadestown (Seoul, Korea). Member USA 829. @danj.allen.
Allison Freels (Props Head)(she/they) is a Senior Theater Design + Technology major focusing in props and costumes. With nearly 40 productions in five years, UArts Credits include Overgrown, the Equinox Festivals, and Cerebral. Special thanks to all those that have supported her in this process, onto the next one!
Brendon Gawel (Puppet/Mask Design) graduated from UArts in 2001. He's been a puppeteer for PBS Kids Sprout and The Jim Henson Company, a clown for Healthy Humor and Clowns Without Borders, and an actor/director of Commedia dell'Arte with his own company, Ombelico Mask Ensemble.
Manny Garcia-Castro (Lighting Design)
Alison Roberts (Costume Design)(she/her) has been a steadily working Philadelphia-based costume designer for over twenty years. She completed an M.F.A. in Costume Design and Technology from Illinois State University after receiving her BA in Theatre from Rowan University. She freelances regularly with area companies such as Arden Theatre Company, 1812 Productions, InterAct Theater, Philadelphia Theater Company, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, Lantern Theater, Delaware Theater Company, Theatre Exile, and Theatre Horizon.
Amanda Carano (Assistant Costume Design)(she/her) is a Senior Theater Design + Tech major.
Taj Rauch (Projection Design)
Jordan McCree (Sound Design) is a producer, composer, and sound designer in Philly. His most recent collabs include: RE: Gunshow(Team Sunshine Performance), This Is The Week That Is(1812 Productions), Backing Track(Arden Theatre Company), Fat Ham(The Wilma Theater). He is a member of the hip hop collective, ILL DOOTS. Follow ILL DOOTS on Spotify!
Alex Dembner (Assistant Sound Design)
Troy Martin-O'Shia (Staff Production Electrician)
LeVonne Lindsay (Costume Shop Manager)
Matthew Groeneveld (TD Consultant)
Scenic construction by Flannel & Hammer, https://www.
University of the Arts
David Yager, President and CEO
Kikau Alvaro, Interim Dean, Ira Brind School of Theater Arts
Aanika Allen, Assistant Dean, Ira Brind School of Theater Arts
Krista Apple, Interim Program Director, Acting
Amy Dugas Brown, Program Director, Directing, Playwriting, and Production
Jacob Brent, Interim Program Director, Musical Theater
Natalie Robin, Program Director, Theater Design and Technology
Quinn Bauriedel, Program Director, Pig Iron School MFA in Devised Performance
Nick Embree, Associate Professor
Sarah Sanford, Assistant Professor
Fadi Skeiker, Associate Professor
Rob Tucker, Visiting Assistant Professor
Leah Walton, Visiting Assistant Professor
Madison Claus, Senior Administrative Assistant
Lindsay Cram, Associate Producer
Troy Martin-O’Shia, Production Electrician
LeVonne Lindsay, Costume Shop Manager
Larry Fowler, Sound Practicum Instructor
Chris Haig, Technical and Props Practicum Instructor
Millie Hiibel, Costume Practicum Instructor