Production Team for YOU’RE MY BOY
Geoffrey Nelson (Director) is pleased to
have found a way to make his undergraduate degree in American history pay
off. Among the new works he has directed are The Shorts Festival 1991 and 2000,
the documentary 1892 and the one-man
show Rickey by Jerry Holt.
Under his leadership CATCO has produced six Shorts
Festivals, Carter Lewis’s The Women
of My Father’s House and John Giffin’s East Market Gardens – all world
premieres. Once You’re My Boy
closes, Geoff is looking forward to working on the doo-wop musical version
Dan Gray (Scenic Designer) returns
to CATCO to premiere You’re My Boy.
Recent CATCO credits include The Compleat Wks of
Wm Shkspr, Copenhagen and
Dirty Blonde. Other regional credits
include designs for The George Street Playhouse, Capital Rep, Players Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company and The Human Race Theatre. Dan
designs for many Central Ohio companies including BalletMet,
Opera Columbus, Dayton Ballet, Red Herring, Columbus
Symphony & Pro Musica. Dan’s the Resident Scenic
Designer, Associate Professor and Head of Design/Tech at The OSU Dept. of
Turnbull (Costume Designer) has designed costumes and makeup for over one hundred
productions in academic and professional theatres. Since her move to Ohio in 1996 she has designed five productions at CATCO,
including The Grapes of Wrath and Copenhagen. In December her designs will be seen in the Cincinnati
of Alice’s Adventures
in Wonderland. She is Associate
Professor of Theatre at Denison University in Granville.
Rob Johnson (Lighting Designer) is
very happy to work once again with CATCO and director Geoff Nelson on this
production. Past collaborations have included scenic designs for The Anger In Ernest
& Ernestine, A Tuna Christmas,
and Uncle Vanya,
as well as the lighting designer for
Rob is a full professor in
the Department of Theatre & Dance at Otterbein College, where he teaches theatrical scenic design, scenic
rendering, and computer graphics.
Wallingford (Sound Designer) Dave is happy to be
working with CATCO again, having previously designed The Importance of Being
Earnest, Having Our Say, and The Exonerated. Dave is a member of Blueforms
Theatre Group, where he has designed Pursuit of Happiness, Invulnerable,
These Fragments, and Postmodern Love Story. Dave has also designed at the Williamstown
Theatre Festival, and received a DayTony award for
his work with the Human Race Theatre Company in Dayton.
Gregory Bell (Stage Mechanics Designer) is a Professor and the Technical Director for the
Department of Theatre and Dance at Otterbein College. He has served as Special Effects and/or Stage
Mechanics Designer for the CATCO productions of Sleuth and Having Our Say.
Bill Childs (Dramaturg) has been dramaturg for CATCO’s The Grapes of Wrath, a member of CATCO’s Board of Trustees (1993-2000, 2003-present),
president of the Board (1998-2000), a dresser for all five of CATCO’s productions of A Tuna Christmas, and is
currently a professor History at OSU, teaching Modern America and 20th
century world history courses.
Tatjana Longerot (Costume Studio Manager) was raised in Germany and moved to the USA to study theatre in 1990. She received a B.A. in Theatre
from Indiana University, South Bend
and an M.F.A. in Costume Design from OSU. Her thesis costume design received a
2001-2002 USITT Peggy Ezekiel Award. Since graduation, Tatjana
has worked as a free-lance designer for stage and screen productions as well as
wardrobe for national concert tours such as Elton John and The Rolling Stones.
Costume designs for CATCO: Sleuth, Murder in Green Meadows, The Laramie Project, The Exonerated, and Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
Myers-Alkire (Master Electrician) grew up in Athens,
Ohio and later attended Ohio University, where she earned her BFA in Theatre. Before joining the CATCO staff as Master
Electrician and Sound Engineer in 1997, Keya worked at theaters in Maryland, Utah,
and Columbus. She would like
to thank her husband David for being so supportive of her love for theatre and
this company, and would also like to thank all of CATCO’s
patrons and board members for keeping professional theatre in Columbus alive.
Consultant/Artistic Administrator) enters her seventh season with CATCO. When not
performing, Robin works in the CATCO administrative office, coaches
performers, wrangles interns, and teaches theatre courses, among other things.
Robin holds a BA in Dance and Theatre from Reed College in Portland, Oregon and an MFA in New Works
Creation and Acting from The Ohio State University. She has choreographed
fights, dances, lovemaking, and punch lines for numerous productions.
Gerckens (Production Manager) is in his seventh season as CATCO’s
Production Manager. Columbus Business First Magazine recently
named him one of Columbus’ “Top Forty Under Forty” for
professional achievement, recognition, and community service. As a lighting
designer he has designed many CATCO shows including the Shorts Festival 2000
and 2004, Grapes of Wrath, and Below the Belt. His design for
Metamorphoses on Broadway earned a Drama Desk Award and he has received
awards in Chicago, L.A., San Francisco, and NYC for his lighting.
Singer (Stage Manager) is pleased to be in her sixth season associated with
CATCO. She graduated with a BA in Theatre from Otterbein College and has worked at the Columbus Children’s Theatre, The
Actors’ Theatre Company, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and at the Lyceum
Theatre in London on Disney’s The
Angie Jasper (Assistant Stage Manager) is a 2005 graduate from Wilmington College. She received a bachelor’s degree in Theatre and
Communications Arts, concentrating in Media Productions. While attending Wilmington College, she stage managed seven shows. Over the summer
Angie was ASM for Cedar Point's ice show, Snoopy's Summer Vacation. She would like to thank her family for all
their support and her sister for being the best roommate ever.