A Rhapsody of Life’s Progress
A Rhapsody of Life’s Progress
Directed and Curated By Brennah Leone
Bailey Ammons (Company)(he/him) is a Junior Acting major. This is Bailey’s first UArts production. He’s unbelievably excited to share the material we’ve created curated and birthed over the academic year!!
Nathan Derrico (Company) is a Senior Musical Theatre major at UArts! He is proud to be in Rhapsody as his last university show. Huge thanks to his friends and family for always supporting him on his artistic journey. Be sure to check out his slayful music on your way out! Yaaaaaas
Jordan Hunter-Fidalgo (Company)(she/her) Senior Musical Theatre Major, Some past UArts Credits include Tender in BERZERK, Miss U in Promenade, and last semester's rendition of Rhapsody Of life's Progress, Jordan is so excited for you to hear and see all of the things her and her cast-mates created, she wants to thank everyone on the team, crew, and of course her fellow friends sharing the stage with her! Let's do this thang!
Ava Horn (Company)(she/her) is a Sophomore Musical Theatre major. This is her first UArts show and she is so excited to be a part of this incredible process. She’d like to thank Brenna for giving her this opportunity and Elizabeth Barrett Browning for writing some really cool poetry.
Kashaun McGhee (Company)(any/all) is a Junior at the Ira Brind School of Theatre and is very excited to perform in this incredible show.
Delaney Starks (Company)(she/her) is a Sophomore Musical Theatre major. This is her first production at UArts! She sends endless thanks to the team of A Rhapsody of Life’s Progress for this experience and to her family for their unconditional love and support.
Alex Werthauer (Company)(they/he) is a Junior-ish Directing, Playwriting, and Production major. Previously you may have seen their play “Nonmonogamy” as part of this year’s Equinox festival. You can also listen to their new album “chestnut songs” on any streaming platform. Endless love to their Rhapsody family.
Brennah Leone (Director and Curator)(she/they) is a Senior Directing, Playwriting + Production major. I am filled with immense joy and pride for everyone involved in this process. Dear person reading this, a huge hug and thank you for experiencing a celebration of life and love with us.
Bryant Yamil Gipull Garcia (Assistant Director)(he/him/el) is a junior Directing, Playwriting + Production major. Regional: The Tempest (DPCPA) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Orlando REP), In the Heights (LNHS). UArts: Equinox 2022 (Festival Producer) Ballyturk (Assistant Director), The Last Five Years (Dramaturg), Equinox 2020 - Momentos (Assistant Director). Bryant is humbled to be brought together again, in community, by the power of music. Mucho amor a los amigos y a familia. PLAY ON! | https://www.bryantgipullgarcia.com | @the.bygg
Melanie Hsu (Music Director)(she/they) is a sonic painter of impossible worlds. Mel’s restless spirit finds adventure across time zones and oceans as creative support for others who inspire her. She has been tremendously moved by the Rhapsody team and by their bravery in the face of life’s hardest questions. www.melaniehsu.com
Isabella Capelli (Stage Manager)(they/she) is a Sophomore DPP & Creative Writing double major. They are extremely thankful to have been apart of this process and want to extend a huge thank you to the team and cast for their support and love. Shoutout to Violet for her assistant realness. For Matt, always.
Violet Regan (Assistant Stage Manager)(she/her) is a Sophomore DPP major! She is thrilled to have had the chance to work on a project this wonderful. Special thanks to Bella for all their help and lots of love to the cast and crew!
Rebbekkah Eller (Movement Coordinator/Dramaturg)(she/her) is a Sophomore MBET major. She would like to thank everyone on the production team and the cast for making her first show at UArts better than she could imagine.
Sarah Court (Set Design)
Crosby Wood (Props Head)(she/they) is a Sophomore Theatre Design and Technology major. Past credits include Pippin (2021) (Assistant Props Head), I Want A Country (2021) (Assistant Props Head), and Equinox Play Festival (2021) (Assistant Props Head). Many thanks to the Festival Design and Production teams!!
Amanda Carano (Costume Design)
Kay Currier Graves (Lighting Design)
Keris Richmond (Assistant Lighting Design)
Larry Fowler (Sound Design)
Allie Britt (A1)
Alex Dembner (Assistant Production Electrician)
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
Justin Luján, 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
Krista Apple, Assistant Professor
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
Dalton Whiting, Technical Supervisor
Troy Martin-O’Shia, Production Electrician
LeVonne Lindsay, Costume Shop Manager
Larry Fowler, Sound Practicum Instructor
Susan Barras, Technical and Props Practicum Instructor
Millie Hiibel, Costume Practicum Instructor
frank talk of death, including parental death
mature language , strobe light effects, sensory overload, including loud noise