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Artist Bios 2015

James W. Bilnoski 2nd summer season (Lighting Designer for The How and the Why, Henry V and Mother of the Maid, and master electrician for TPP) Design credits include Shakes and co: The Liar, Heroes, Masterclass, Accomplice and Private Lives. Regionally: Austin Riggs Theatre 37 (2012-present) El Paso Youth Opera (2012-2013) Texas! a musical drama (2010) He received his B.S. In Technical Theatre, with honors, from West Texas A&M, Canyon.

PATRICK BRENNAN 11th season (Props Master; Set Designer: The How and the Why, Henry V, Mother of the Maid, and An Iliad; liaison for Broadway in the Berkshires) Patrick holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from Academy of Art College, San Francisco. He enjoys restoring houses, and his past work history includes Laura Ashley, Pierre-Deux, Anthropologie, Open House Living, S&Co. Set Design and Props Mastery.

DEBORAH A. BROTHERS Fifth Season (Costume Designer: The How and the Why) S&Co: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Tempest, Maisie. Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Physicists, Man in His Underwear.  Berkeley Repertory Theatre, As You Like It, Tonight at 8:30. The Showoff. Williams College, The Hour of Feeling, Princess Ivona, Hamlet, Fefu and Her FriendsElectra, A Streetcar Named Desire. California Institute of the Arts MFA. University of New Orleans BA. Costume Director and Lecturer at Williams College, courses: costume design, Carnival, New Orleans’ arts and culture. Produced Mardi Gras traditions videos and New Orleans photo essay on loss “Relics and Refuse”.

LAURA KATHRYNE GOMEZ, second season. (The How and the Why; Mother of the Maid) S&Co: Vanya and Sonia and Masha, and Spike. Off-Broadway: 17 Orchard Point (DiMaggio House Creative), The Architecture of Becoming (Women’s Project Theater), Philip Goes Forth (Mint Theater Co.), Forbidden Broadway: Alive and Kicking! (47th Street Theatre), Wild With Happy (The Public Theater), Sleep No More (Emursive), American Jornalero (INTAR). Regional: In Darfur (WAM), Life Science (Berkshire Playwrights Lab). Tour: Rhapsody in Black (Bardavon Opera House). Proud member AEA.

NICOLE RICCIARDI 3rd season with S&Co. (Director of The How and the Why). Nicole previously directed Cassandra Speaks for S&Co. in 2012 and assisted Timothy Douglas with Richard II in 2013. A New York City-based director, actress, and instructor Nicole has directed and/or developed work at Primary Stages, Youngblood/Ensemble Studio Theatre, #serials at the Flea, Circle East Repertory, Two River Theater Company, Bushwick Arts, Central Square Theater, Shadow Lawn Stage, Chelsea Repertory, and with her own company, The Wild Court. Nicole has taught for the training programs of many prominent regional theatres, and for the Drama Departments of Drew, Monmouth, and Syracuse Universities. She received her B.A. in Theatre Arts and Psychology from Drew University and her M.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University.

TOD RANDOLPH 18th season with S&Co. Zelda (The How and the Why); Other S&Co credits: Vanya and Sonia and Masha And Spike; Cassandra SpeaksAs You Like It; Richard III; Enchanted April; Midsummer Night’s Dream; Vita & Virginia; Love’s Labor’s Lost; A Room of One’s Own; King Lear; Merchant of Venice; Othello; The Fiery Rain; Mrs. Klein; Virginia; Duet for One; Julius Caesar; Twelfth Night; MacBeth; Much Ado About Nothing; Director: The Dreamer Examines His Pillow. NY & Regional credits: Palm Beach Dramaworks; Theatre Row Theatre; The Nora Theatre; Syracuse Stage; Portland Stage; Trinity Rep; The Wharton Salon; Mixed Company; Stageworks/Hudson. Film: Infinitely Polar Bear.

BRIDGET SARACINO 1st season with S&Co. (Regional favorites include The Hunchback of Seville, Brown Playwrights Rep.; House and Garden, Trinity Repertory Co.; The Droll, Brown Playwrights Rep.; Big Love, Schwartz Performing Arts; Romeo and Juliet, Schwartz Performing Arts.  B/T MFA credits include As You Like It, Small Craft Warnings, Middletown, The Winter’s Tale.  Bridget is a NYC based actor & voice over artist and a proud graduate Cornell University and of the Brown University/Trinity Rep. MFA Acting program.

ALEXANDER SOVRONSKY, 7th season (composer/sound designer for The How and the Why, and Mother of the Maid) – S&Co: over 13 productions as an actor/musician/designer. Alexander has performed in and designed music/sound for productions on Broadway (Cyrano de Bergerac starring Kevin Kline & Jennifer Garner), Off-Broadway (The Public/NYSF, TFANA, Atlantic Theater Co, Hang A Tale, Red Bull Theater, Classical Theater of Harlem, Happy Few Theater Co, The Humanist Project), at Regional Theaters (The Shakespeare Theater Company, Ford’s Theater, The Walnut Street Theater, Shakespeare Theater of NJ, Bucks County Playhouse, The Wharton Salon, Connecticut Repertory Theater, Actors Shakespeare Project), and Internationally (title role in Hamlet at Teatro Franco Parenti in Milan, Italy).

SARAH TREEM recently won a Golden Globe as co-creator/executive producer for The Affair on Showtime. She is the only writer to have written and produced all three seasons of the acclaimed HBO series, In Treatment, for which she won a Writer’s Guild of America award and was nominated for a Humanitas award. She is also a writer/producer for the HBO series, How To Make It In America, and adapted Samantha Peale’s novel, The American Painter Emma Dial. Her full-length plays include Empty Sky; Against the Wall; Mirror, Mirror; A Feminine Ending; and Human Voices. Treem has taught playwriting at Yale University, where she earned her BA and MFA.