ACEDIA | Written by Taj Rauch | Directed by Amy Dugas Brown
Arts Bank Theater, 601 S. Broad St., Philadelphia PA 19147
Performances: April 19-22 | April 19 at 7:30 pm, April 20 at 7:30 pm, April 21 at 2m and 7:30 pm, April 22 at 2pm and 7:30 pm
Richie is bored with eternity. For the head demon in Hell’s HR department, the afterlife’s nihilistic playground has lost its luster. No amount of sadism or indulgence will cure what ails him. How does a self-respecting middle manager gracefully navigate his immortality crisis?
April 19 – 22, 2018
Amy Dugas Brown (Director)
Amy Dugas Brown has gotten to do many cool things in her lifetime, including heading the Directing, Playwriting and Production Program here at UArts; spending a decade as Associate Artistic Director of Arden Theatre Company; spending two decades casting over 100 professional productions; helping 14 new plays go from workshop to full production; mentoring some of the most exciting young artists in America; falling in love with Ben Dibble and having three wild and wonderful children. She invites you to cultivate enthusiasm, to recognize that writing new plays is a heroic endeavor, and to let love be your engine. She thanks everyone who cares till it hurts.
Kereni Sánchez Maceira (Assistant Stage Manager)
Kereni Sánchez Maceira is a first year DPP. Past UArts experience includes ICECREAM (Stage Manager), Footballs (Stage Manager), and Lucille’s Lantern (Assistant Stage Manager). Outside of UArts she is an entertainment performer for Magical Solutions Inc. in Virginia.
Hannah Sandler (Choreographer)
Hannah Sandler is a Sophomore DPP. Past UArts credits include Bomb Ass Cabaret (Choreographer), Edison (Workshop, Premier, and International Tour Choreographer), Retrograde (First Workshop Assistant Director), CaberGAY (Choreographer), Whatever Happens (Choreographer), Footballs (Playwright). Regional credits include My Name is Asher Lev (Movement Director).
Larry Barnes (Lighting Design)
Larry Barnes is a Junior design tech major focusing in lighting and projection design. Past Uarts credits include Polyphone 2018 (Assistant Lighting Design), The Warp Whistle Project (Lighting Design), Just Another Normal Conversation (Projection Design), Lucile’s Lantern (Lighting Design), A Little More Spring (Projection Design) and, A Modern Day Love Story (Lighting Design). You can view photos of his work at www.larrybarnesdesign.com
Kat Wheary (Assistant Lighting Designer)
Kat Wheary is a Sophomore Theatre Design and Technology major focusing in props. Past UArts credits include The Hunchback of Notre Dame, These Terrible Things, and A Little More Spring. This is their first show working as an ALD and they would like to thank Larry Barnes and Troy M. O’Shia for such a positive learning experience and an opportunity to develop a new passion.
Kevin Meehan (Set Designer)
Kevin Meehan is a Philadelphia based multi-disciplinary artist. A New Paradise Laboratories company member, a Wilma Theater HotHouse Resident Artist, half of the performance duo Miniature Refrigerator Operator, Kevin has also collaborated with Theatre Horizon, Arden, Lantern, PlayPenn, Interact, and Lightning Rod Special. He is a member of the Philadelphia Design Center, a three time SoLow Fest contributor, the 4 Weeks In January curator, an F. Otto Haas Award Semi-finalist, and a recipient of an Independence Foundation Fellowship. He has designed installations and sets for Sam Tower + Ensemble, the Pig Iron School, Azuka Theatre, and Delaware Shakespeare.
Dalton Whiting (Assistant Set Designer)
Dalton Whiting is a Junior Design Tech major with a focus in Set and Lighting. Past UArts credits include Polyphone 2018: Caplan (Assistant TD), Equinox (Master Electrician), Hunchback of Notre Dame (Set Design), Hamlet (Technical Coordinator, REV Theater), A Little More Spring (Lighting Design). Upcoming Shows include Pig Iron: DARES 2018 (Lighting Design).
Gina Colacci (Costume Designer)
Gina Colacci is a Junior Theatre Design and Technology Major with a focus in Costume Design. UArts: Cowboy Bob, American Idiot, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Pocatello, Red 40: And the Last Groovement, The Elementary Spacetime Show (Assistant), A Haunted Fringe Wedding, and Normativity. Regional: The Elementary Spacetime Show (New York City), Dream Girls (South Philadelphia High School).
Zac Baccaro (Klause)
Zac Baccaro is a Sophomore musical theatre major. Past UArts credits include The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Frederic/Ensemble) and Modern Day Love Story (Ensemble). Other credits include Beauty and the Beast (Gaston), Harvey (Dr. Sanderson), and You Can’t Take It With You (Tony Kirby). He would like to thank his family and friends for their continued love and support.
William Shipley (Roger)
William Shipley is a Junior Acting major. Past UArts credits include: Annie Salem; Modern Day Love Story; Mr. Marmalade, and The Bourgeois Gentleman. Regional: My Name is Asher Lev (JEWArts). Thanks to Amy, Taj, and the entire creative team for an exhilarating process. Love to MD&K
Hannah Sattazahn (Human Meat)
Hannah Sattazahn is a Junior Musical Theater major. Previous credits: Hunchback of Notre Dame, Bomb A$$ Cabaret, Tarzan (Kala), Grease (Cha Cha). She was a featured vocalist with the UArts Z-band, and is the assistant choreographer for the UArts Democrats production of Parade. Endless thanks to her family, friends and the creative team’s love and support!
Joshua Farner (Human Meat)
Joshua Farner is a sophomore DPP. Past UArts credits include Cowboy Bob, Equinox 2018, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, CaberGAY, and Now We Are SIx. Thanks so all for making hell such an amazing experience.
La’Needra “Lulu” Cornelious (Human Meat/Flesh of Hell Ensemble)
La’Needra “Lulu” Cornelious is a Sophomore Acting major. Past UArts credits include Cheesy Puffs. Sending love all the way to Dallas to my parents and siblings. I love us for real.
Maddy Mackarey (Human Meat/Flesh of Hell Ensemble)
Maddy Mackarey is a Sophomore Musical Theatre major and is so pumped to be in this production! Previous UArts credits include The Bourgeois Gentleman, It Takes One and Revivals! presented by the Music Theater Ensemble.