"Kodachrome" Cast and Creative Team

Posted 09 January 2018

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The cast & creative team of Kodachrome. Photo by Kate Szrom.

Kodachrome
By Adam Szymkowicz
Directed by Rose Riordan

THE CAST

Lena KaminskyThe Photographer
Ryan Vincent AndersonThe Policeman/The Hardware Store Owner
Ryan TresserThe Gravedigger/The Young Man
Tina ChilipThe Librarian/The Waitress/Friend
John D. HaggertyThe History Professor/The Perfume Maker/EMT 1
Sharonlee McLeanThe Mystery Novelist/The Florist/EMT 2
Kelly GodellMarjorie/The Young Woman

THE CREATIVE TEAM

Daniel Meeker
Scenic and Lighting Designer
Alison HeryerCostume Designer
Casi PacilioSound Designer
Will CotterProjection Designer
Jana CrenshawComposer
Janine VanderhoffStage Manager                     
Jordan AffeldtProduction Assistant
Brandon Woolley and Rose RiordanCasting

The Actors and Stage Manager in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

ABOUT THE ACTORS

Ryan Vincent Anderson
The Policeman/The Hardware Store Owner
Ryan is excited to make his Portland debut at The Armory. New York City credits include Indians (Metropolitan Playhouse); We Live Here (Ensemble Studio Theatre); Bright Swords, a one-man show about Ira Aldridge (United Solo Theatre Festival); Most Likely To, a one-man show (NY New Works Theatre Festival). Regional theater credits include Our Town, The Clay Cart, Henry VIII, Death and the King’s Horseman (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Swimmers, In the Red and Brown Water (Marin Theatre Company); Clybourne Park (PCPA); In the Heat of the Night (National Tour, L.A. Theatre Works); Intimate Apparel (TheatreSquared); Othello, Red Velvet, The Learned Ladies (Theater at Monmouth); The Old Settler (International City Theatre); You Can’t Take It With You (Antaeus Theatre Company) and others. TV credits include Scandal (ABC) and Eagleheart (Cartoon Network/Adult Swim). Audiobook titles can be found on Amazon/Audible. M.F.A. from CalArts.

Tina Chilip
The Librarian/The Waitress/Friend
Tina Chilip is delighted to be back at The Armory, where she previously performed in Chinglish and Our Town. She recently appeared Off-Broadway in Fiasco Theater’s Twelfth Night at Classic Stage Company. Other New York credits: Golden Child (Signature Theatre); House Rules, Flipzoids (Ma-Yi Theater Company); A Dream Play (National Asian American Theatre Company). Regional: after all the terrible things I do (Huntington Theatre Company, IRNE nomination for Best Actress); All The Roads Home (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); Tokyo Fish Story (The Old Globe); Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide ... (Berkeley Repertory Theatre); M. Butterfly (Guthrie Theater); Yellowface (TheatreWorks). TV: Deception, Castle Rock, Elementary, Madam Secretary, Royal Pains, Mysteries of Laura. Training: Brown University/Trinity Rep M.F.A. Acting Program.

Kelly Godell
Marjorie/The Young Woman
Kelly Godell is thrilled to be working at The Armory for the first time. She was most recently seen in Miss Julie at Shaking the Tree. Other favorite credits include Noises Off (Third Rail Repertory Theatre); Six Degrees of Separation (Profile Theatre); The Rocky Horror Show (Lurking Squirrel Productions) and Mr. Kolpert (Third Rail Repertory Theatre). Television credits include Grimm and Leverage. She has a B.F.A. from the University of Oregon.


John D. Haggerty
The History Professor/The Perfume Maker/EMT 1
Previously at The Armory: Mr. Webb in Our Town, directed by Rose Riordan. Broadway/National Tour: Les Misérables. New York theater credits include B-Side Productions, The Directors Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Five Senses Theatre, Mirror Repertory Company, MultiStages, National Asian Artists Project, The Actors Company Theatre, Target Margin Theater, Theater Masters, Theatre 167, York Theatre Company. Regional: Barnstormers Playhouse, Forestburgh Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, Media Theatre, North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, Redhouse Arts Center, Tuacahn Center for the Arts, Wheelock Family Theatre. TV: Gotham. Web: Three Trembling Cities. johndhaggerty.com

Lena Kaminsky
The Photographer
Lena Kaminsky is thrilled to return to The Armory where she was last seen in Black Pearl Sings!. Selected theater credits: My Name is Asher Lev (George Street Playhouse); Birds of East Africa and Swimming in the Shallows (Kitchen Theatre Company); Outside Mullingar (Saint Michael’s Playhouse); In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play (Syracuse Stage); Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune (Virginia Stage Company); Love, Janis (Kansas City Repertory Theatre); Trying (Hartford TheaterWorks); and work with Passage Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Northern Stage, Cleveland Play House and others. TV/Film: Law & Order, Reunion (also co-producer) and the upcoming feature film Three Seconds. Lena also sings and tours with Americana band Kate Vargas & The Reckless Daughters. Member of The Actors Center. lenakaminsky.com

Sharonlee McLean
The Mystery Novelist/The Florist/EMT 2
Sharonlee most recently played Grandmother in Billie Elliot at the Newmark Theatre. This will be her 25th production for The Armory. She studied at the American Conservatory Theater and then ventured to Los Angeles where she lived for more than 35 years, working in film, television and theater, and was lucky enough to be nominated for a Daytime Emmy. Her life in Oregon has been productive in film, television and theater as well, including the recent lead in the short film You Could Be Anywhere and guest star roles on Grimm and Leverage. Favorite Oregon stage appearances include Clybourne Park (Bev/Kathy), The Thugs (Mercedes), The Imaginary Invalid (Toinette), The Other Place (Julianna), The Typographer’s Dream (Margaret), Grey Gardens (Big Edie), Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Sonia). Drammy Awards: A Question Of Mercy (Artists Repertory Theatre); The Thugs and The Receptionist (The Armory); and Body Awareness (CoHo Productions).

Ryan Tresser
The Gravedigger/The Young Man
Ryan is excited to be returning to The Armory, where he was previously seen in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Other regional credits include Mothers and Sons at Artists Repertory Theatre, Battles of Fire and Water at Perseverance Theatre and Measure for Pleasure at The Public Theater. Film and television credits include Grimm, The Librarians, Leverage, Guiding Light, Desire’s Masquerade, Interconnect and Sorry, Thanks. He has a B.F.A. from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.

ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM

Adam Szymkowicz
Playwright
Adam Szymkowicz’s plays have been produced throughout the U.S., and in Canada, England, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Greece, Slovenia and Lithuania. His published full-length plays include Food For Fish, Hearts Like Fists, Incendiary, Clown Bar, The Why Overhead, Deflowering Waldo, Pretty Theft, Adventures of Super Margaret, 7 Ways To Say I Love You, Rare Birds, Marian, or The True Tale of Robin Hood and Nerve. His plays are published by Dramatists Play Service, Samuel French, Playscripts, Broadway Play Publishing, Original Works Publishing, and have been featured in New York Theatre Review, The Dionysian, NYTE’s Cino Nights, Geek Theater and numerous Smith and Kraus books. Adam was a featured playwright at The Armory’s JAW: A Playwrights Festival, served twice as playwright in residence at the William Inge Center, and took part in The Dramatists Guild Fund’s Traveling Masters program. He has been commissioned by South Coast Repertory, Rising Phoenix Repertory, Texas State University, The NOLA Project, Single Carrot Theatre and Flux Theatre Ensemble. He received a Playwright’s Diploma from The Juilliard School's Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program and an M.F.A. from Columbia University, where he was a Dean’s Fellow. He is a two-time Lecomte du Nouy Prize winner, a member of the Dramatists Guild and Writer’s Guild of America, and was a member of Primary Stages’ Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group, the MCC Theater Playwrights’ Coalition, and the first Ars Nova Play Group. He has interviewed 1,000 playwrights on his blog. He is currently the literary manager at The Juilliard School. adamszymkowicz.com

Rose Riordan
Director
Rose is in her 20th season at Portland Center Stage at The Armory, where she serves as associate artistic director and has previously directed Every Brilliant Thing, Lauren Weedman Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Wild and Reckless, The Oregon Trail, Our TownThe People’s Republic of Portland (2013 and 2015), Vanya and Sonia and Masha and SpikeThe Typographer’s Dream, LIZZIEA Small FireThe MountaintopThe Whipping ManThe North PlanRed, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestA Christmas StoryThe 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling BeeThe ReceptionistA Christmas CarolFrost/NixonHow to Disappear Completely and Never Be FoundDoubtThe UnderpantsThe Pillowman and The Thugs, which won four Drammy Awards, including Best Ensemble and Best Director. Rose has recently directed, for various other theaters, Adam Bock’s PhaedraThe Passion PlayTelethon and The Receptionist. In 1999, she founded the annual JAW: A Playwrights Festival. JAW has been instrumental in developing new work for the company’s repertory, including this season’s upcoming production of Kodachrome, as well as Lauren Weedman Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Wild and Reckless, ThreesomeBo-NitaThe People’s Republic of PortlandThe Body of an AmericanThe North PlanAnna KareninaOutrage, Flesh and BloodAnother Fine MessO Lovely Glowworm, Celebrity RowAct a LadyThe Thugs and A Feminine Ending. Rose has also directed some of the staged readings for JAW festivals: The Thugs (2005), Telethon (2006), A Story About a Girl (2007), 99 Ways to F*** a Swan (2009), The North Plan (2010), San Diego (2012), The People’s Republic of Portland (2012), Mai Dang Lao (2013) and A Life (2014). She enjoys being part of a company committed to new work and having a beautiful building in which to work.

Daniel Meeker
Scenic and Lighting Designer
Previously at The Armory: lighting for Twist Your Dickens, Lauren Weedman Doesn’t Live Here Anymore and Wild and Reckless; scenery for A Christmas Memory/Winter Song, The People's Republic of Portland and Red (Drammy Award); and scenery and lighting for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and SpikeThe Typographer’s DreamLIZZIE (Drammy Award for Best Lighting), The Last Five Years and The Mountaintop. Recent projects: Così fan tutte, The Difficulty of Crossing a Field and The Little Match Girl Passion (Portland Opera); The Talented Ones (Artists Repertory Theatre); A Christmas Carol and The Language Archive (Portland Playhouse); Judy Moody and Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt (Oregon Children’s Theatre); 26 Hours (Profile Theatre); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Pioneer Theatre Company); and lighting director for the Pickathon festival. Daniel is a graduate of Ithaca College and The Yale School of Drama, and a member of United Scenic Artists.

Alison Heryer
Costume Designer
Alison Heryer is a costume designer for theater, film and print. She is thrilled to be returning to Portland Center Stage at The Armory, after designing costumes for Fun Home, Lauren Weedman Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Wild and Reckless, His Eye is on the Sparrow, The Oregon Trail, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Our Town, Three Days of Rain and Threesome. Other design credits include productions with Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 59E59 Theaters, La MaMa, The New Victory Theater, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Portland Opera, Artists Repertory Theatre and The Hypocrites. She has exhibited work at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, World Stage Design, and Prague Quadrennial of Design and Space. Alison is on the faculty in the School of Art + Design at Portland State University and a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829. alisonheryerdesign.com

Casi Pacilio
Sound Designer 
Casi’s home base is The Armory, where recent credits include A Christmas Memory/Winter Song, Lauren Weedman Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Wild and Reckless, His Eye is on the Sparrow, The Oregon TrailLittle Shop of Horrors, A Streetcar Named Desire, Great Expectations; A Small Fire, Constellations and Chinglish with composer Jana Crenshaw; and 11 seasons of JAW. National shows: Holcombe Waller's Surfacing and WayfindersLeft Hand of DarknessMy Mind is Like an Open Meadow (Drammy Award, 2011), Something’s Got Ahold Of My Heart and PEP TALK for Hand2Mouth Theatre. Other credits include Squonk Opera’s Bigsmorgasbord-WunderWerk (Broadway, PS122, national and international tours); I Am My Own WifeI Think I Like Girls (La Jolla  Playhouse); Playland10 Fingers and Lips TogetherTeeth Apart (City Theatre, PA). Film credits include Creation of DestinyOut of Our Time and A Powerful Thang. Imagineer/maker of the Eat Me Machine, a dessert vending machine.

Will Cotter
Projection Designer
Will makes multimedia art in Portland and other places. Chicago dramaturgical credits include the world premieres of The Humans and The Project(s) at American Theater Company, where he also designed projections. In Los Angeles, Will devised and played titular roles in Paradise and Moony’s Kid Don’t Cry at The Edgemar Center for the Arts, produced by James Franco and Rabbit Bandini Productions. Around the same time, he received his B.F.A. at CalArts. Thanks to Mom, Dad, PJ, Michael, Rose and Tony.

Jana Crenshaw
Composer
Jana Crenshaw (aka Jana Losey) is a singer-songwriter and composer originally from Lawrenceville, PA. After touring extensively as a performer, Jana moved to Portland in 2008, reinventing herself as a composer and teacher. Credits include: The Armory (FuturaA Small FireChinglishOther Desert CitiesVanya and Sonia and Masha and SpikeConstellations), Portland Playhouse (Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K LeGuin/Hand2Mouth), Liminal (Our Town), CoHo Productions (Note to Self), and performing in a devised piece called Please Validate Your Identity as part of Portland’s Fertile Ground Festival. Jana is currently writing a third-grade musical, working on a new solo album, writing a solo theater piece, and hopes to be composing and performing more and more! Forever thank yous to Casi Pacilio and Mic and Audrey Crenshaw. janacrenshaw.com

Janine Vanderhoff
Stage Manager
Janine is glad to be back for her third season at The Armory. Previous credits at The Armory include: A Christmas Memory/Winter Song, Wild and Reckless, Lauren Weedman Doesn't Live Here Anymore, The Santaland Diaries, The Oregon Trail, Little Shop of Horrors, JAW, Great Expectations, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Our Town. Other Portland credits include Portland Opera’s Sweeney Todd (followspot caller); DC Copeland's Play (stage manager/production manager); Portland Playhouse's How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes and The Other Place (stage manager). Touring stage management credits include: The Graduate (starring Morgan Fairchild), Cats, The Vagina Monologues, Jekyll & Hyde and Show Boat. While in New York, Janine had the opportunity to work on The Lion King on Broadway, as well as with many Off-Broadway and regional companies. Production management credits include: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart for “Democalypse 2012 Republican National Convention” (Tampa, FL); Straz Center (Tampa, FL); The Fox Theatre (Atlanta, GA). Proud NYU graduate and AEA member.

Jordan Affeldt
Production Assistant
Jordan is a stage manager from the small mountain town of Julian, CA. This is her first season at Portland Center Stage at The Armory as a stage management apprentice, where recent credits include Fun Home and A Christmas Memory/Winter Song. Prior to coming to The Armory, she completed internships at Pacific Conservatory Theatre (assistant stage manager for Beauty and the Beast, Lend Me a Tenor, You Can’t Take it With You), Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (assistant stage manager for Coriolanus), and ion theatre company (production assistant for Sea of Souls). She received her undergraduate degree from Northern Arizona University, majoring in theater studies and psychology. She spends her free time playing and writing music in the Portland area. 

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