PATRICK GABRIDGE (Playwright) Patrick’s full-length plays include Lab Rats, Distant Neighbors, Drift, and Chore Monkeys. He’s worked with more than 40 New England theaters, and has been a Playwriting Fellow with the Huntington Theatre Company and New Repertory Theatre. His other historical plays include work about the creation of the English Bible (Fire on Earth), the astronomers Kepler and Tycho (Reading the Mind of God), and 19th century Boston publisher Daniel Sharp Ford (None but the Best). His short plays have received more than 1,000 productions around the world. He’s the author of three novels, Steering to Freedom, Tornado Siren and Moving [a life in boxes]. Patrick helped start Boston’s Rhombus Playwrights’ group, theatre companies in Denver and New York, and the on-line Playwrights’ Submission Binge. He’s a member of the Dramatists Guild, StageSource, and is the co-founder and coordinator of the New England New Play Alliance.
COURTNEY O'CONNOR (Director)
COURTNEY O'CONNOR (Director) is a senior affiliated faculty member at Emerson College where she teaches acting and directing. Through her work with the Coyote Theatre Project, she has overseen the creation of more than 200 new 10-minute plays written by youths from Boston. As a freelance director, Courtney has directed productions for many theaters, including The Lyric Stage Company, Emerson Stage, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (intern company), Shakespeare Now!, AIM Stage, Coyote Theatre, UMass Boston, Suffolk University, and Brandeis University. Upcoming productions include a community-based, site-specific Our Town in Tyringham, MA for UBU Theater this August and The Revolutionists with the Nora Theatre this fall. Courtney is also the general manager of Abella Publishing Services. She holds a B.A. in English from Cabrini College and an M.A. in Theatre Education from Emerson College. courtneyoc.com
NATHANIEL SHEIDLEY (Executive Director / Producer)
NATHANIEL SHEIDLEY (Executive Director / Producer) served as the Bostonian Society’s historian from 2011 to 2017 and oversaw the Society’s ongoing effort to bring the story of the American Revolution to life in the Old State House. Prior to joining the Bostonian Society, he taught American History at Wellesley College. Dr. Sheidley has written and curated exhibits on a wide range of subjects, including Native American history, gender history, and the history of the American Revolution. He is delighted to see Blood on the Snow return to the Old State House in 2017.
LAURIE BRAMHALL** (Costume Designer)
LAURIE BRAMHALL** (Costume Designer) is thrilled to be returning for Blood on the Snow. Past costume design credits include Guthrie Theater, Blue Dorian Productions, Anna Myers and Dancers, New Repertory Theater, Dartmouth College, Boston University, BU Opera Institute, M.I.T. Shakespeare Ensemble and Boston Youth Theater. For seven years, she worked as a costume design assistant at the Guthrie Theater, working with some of the top theatrical costume designers in the country. Laurie has been an Affiliated Faculty member at Tufts University, Brandeis University, and Emerson College, teaching both costume design and construction. She has also has been involved in many feature films in the Boston area as a set, background and key costumer. Check out her IMDB page. Presently, she is teaching costume construction at Emerson College where she is the Staff Draper/Cutter for the Performing Arts Department. Laurie has a BA from Indiana University and an MFA in Costume Design/Construction from Boston University. She is a member of USA 829 and IATSE Local 481.
KATE BURKHART (Scenic Design)
KATE BURKHART (Scenic Design) is thrilled to be working on this production a second time. Previous scenic work includes Red Hot Patriot (Lyric Stage), Fefu and Her Friends (Emerson Stage), Catatonia (Emerson Stage), and Dracula (Steel River Playhouse). Previous properties work includes Conference of the Birds (Brandeis University), Carousel (Emerson Stage), Big Love (Emerson Stage), and Two Gentlemen of Verona (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company). She received her B.F.A. from Emerson College in 2014, and founded KBurkhart & Co. in 2011.
BRENDAN F. DOYLE (Sound Designer)
BRENDAN F. DOYLE (Sound Designer) is a sound designer, engineer, and artisan working primarily in live performance applications: theatrical sound design, live music, and bespoke audio objects. He holds a M.Sc. in Sound Design from the University of Edinburgh, and a B.F.A. in Theatre Design and Technology from Emerson College. His work has been heard in theaters, concert halls, bars, basements and other venues around the northeast and in Scotland.
(Assistant Stage Manager)
ALTA LEWIS MILLARD (Assistant Stage Manager). Regional: American Repertory Theater (Fingersmith), Theatre Aspen (Alice by Heart Workshop). Educational: Emerson Stage (The Caucasian Chalk Circle, We Are Pussy Riot, Middletown,and Fefu and her Friends), RareWorks (Bold Girls, Alchemy of Desire/Dead Man’s Blues, and A Planet All Your Own), Kidding Around (Marvelous Oz), and Mercutio Troupe (Into the Clear Blue Sky). She is a recent graduate from Emerson College here in Boston and is thrilled to be back working with the Blood on the Snow team again.
JEREMIAH MULLANE* (Stage Manager)
JEREMIAH MULLANE* (Stage Manager) is happy to return for a second summer of Blood on the Snow. His Boston-area credits include The Who & The What, A Doll’s House, Tiger Style!, How I Learned What I Learned,Disgraced, Choice, Awake and Sing!, The Second Girl, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, The Seagull, The Cocktail Hour, The Jungle Book, and Invisible Man (Huntington Theatre Company), Love’s Labour’s Lost, and King Lear (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company). He has stage managed for a number of Washington D.C. area companies including Signature Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, and The Kennedy Center. He is a graduate of Ithaca College with a B.A. in drama and computer science.
SEAN SLINEY (Lighting Designer)
SEAN SLINEY (Lighting Designer) is excited to be returning to Blood on the Snow. Prior credits include: Actors Shakespeare Project, AIM Stage, Albany Berkshire Ballet, Another Country Productions, Bard College, Bentley University, Berkshire Highlanders, Berkshire Hillsmen, Brandeis University, CTSB-TV, Coyote Theatre, Marlboro College, Miss Hall’s School, New Bedford Festival Theatre, Paulette’s Ballet, PCTV, Shakespeare & Company, Suffolk University, Town Players of Pittsfield, Tri-Arts, Tufts University, United Cerebral Palsy, University of Rhode Island, and World Scholar Athlete Games.
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