Venus in Fur: Cast and Creative Team
Posted by Kinsley Suer | 07 January 2013
Venus in Fur
Creative Team Biographies
David Ives is perhaps best known for his evening of one-act plays, All in the Timing (he has been included in the “Best Short Plays” series seven times), and for his drama Venus in Fur, which was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play. His plays include New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch De Spinoza, The School for Lies (adapted from Molière’s The Misanthrope), The Liar (adapted from Corneille), Time Flies and Is He Dead? (adapted from Mark Twain). He has also translated Feydeau’s A Flea in Her Ear and Yasmina Reza’s A Spanish Play. A former Guggenheim Fellow in playwriting and a graduate of The Yale School of Drama, he lives in New York City.
Sibyl has designed a wide range of projects, bringing her work to venues internationally on five continents. 2012-2013 projects include What About Dick?, written and directed by Eric Idle; Crescent City, a new opera with The Industry LA; the set for Transit Space, created by Diavolo Dance Company; and The Unfortunates, a new musical for Oregon Shakespeare Festival's upcoming season. She has designed productions at Portland Center Stage, Lookingglass Theatre, Berkeley Repertory, South Coast Repertory, The Geffen Playhouse, The Kirk Douglas Theatre, The Natural History Museum of LA County, The Actors’ Gang, Theatre at the Boston Court, EST-LA and Circle X. Sibyl's visual art and installations have been exhibited in Los Angeles at Hi-Lite, Weekend, The New Chinatown Barber Shop, Gallery 825, Shoshane Wayne Gallery, Andrew Shire Gallery, Hatch Gallery, Latch and the Pacific Asia Museum. Sibyl is an assistant professor in the USC School of Dramatic Arts.
This is Jeff’s fourteenth season at PCS. In that time he has designed costumes for more than 60 productions. Of those shows, 31 have been in the last five seasons at the Armory. Favorite productions include West Side Story, Cabaret, Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Sometimes a Great Notion, Snow Falling on Cedars and The Imaginary Invalid. Jeff received Drammy Awards for his costume designs for Dirty Blonde and Act A Lady. In addition to his resident costume designer duties, Jeff is happy to manage the costume shop here at Portland Center Stage.
Emily is in her second season at PCS and loves the work we do! Proud Equity member for 16 years spent in NYC, on tour and regionally. Highlights on Broadway include Electra, Swan Lake and Jersey Boys. Off-Broadway credits include Adrift in Macao; Dedication, or the Stuff of Dreams (with Nathan Lane, Marian Seldes); and String of Pearls at Primary Stages. Other Off-Broadway credits include Floyd and Clea Under the Western Sky at Playwrights Horizons; and Summer of the Swans and Sarah, Plain & Tall at the Lucille Lortel. She has also stage managed readings and workshops for Playwrights Horizons, NAMT and North Shore Music Theatre. National tours include Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. Regional theater work includes Ordway Center, Ogunquit Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse and Theatreworks/USA, among others. In her spare time, Emily writes, directs, bakes, hikes, drinks coffee and raises funds for the Adult Congenital Heart Association. www.achaheart.org.
Kelsey Daye is a dairy farmer’s daughter and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. New York credits include Off-Broadway work with The Actors Company Theatre, and Off-Off-Broadway work with Theatre for the New City and The Internationalists. Regional credits include: production assistant for The North Plan and Anna Karenina at PCS; stage management intern for Hard Weather Boating Party, Shipwrecked, A Raisin in the Sun and 43 Plays for 43 Presidents at Actors Theatre of Louisville; and assistant stage manager for A Beautiful Star and A Christmas Carol at Triad Stage. She would like to thank her Rottweiler, Boss, for all his love and support.
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