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Musical Numbers TAFFE Productions Presents Act I - Spring, Snow Monl<ey ParI< in Shiga Heights, Japan H 0 nsh irabe 1nstru mental See No Evil. Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil Nanda, Itigo. Uso, Morulius, Mori Sex Up Your Life Mori I Can See It Now Mozu I'm Glad I'm a Mama's Boy Uso BIam e th e Giants 1tigo Two Heads Are Better Than One Nemu, Mozu Daughte r Mine Moru Iius Man or Beast Itigo. Mozu. Nemu Bool< & Lyrics by Steven Oberman IS-minute Intermission Music Composed/Direction by Jude Thomas Act II - Six Months Later Directed & Staged by Jim Strait Freedom : Mom iji I Want to Father You Itigo Who Am I Here For Mozu Set Design Light Design Sound Design Toe the Line Morulius. Nemu Ted Crittenden Ashley Jenl<s Jeff Polunas Mating Song Morulius, Mori, Mozu Living Blind Mozu, Uso Costume Design Wig Design Youth and Snow Mori, Momiji Jeannie Galioto Michael Dondaville II Who Are We Here For Mozu, Nanda, Momiji, Uso Makeup Design Stage Manager ARTISTIC & PRODUCTION STAFF Kathleen Kenna Tiffany Fontaine Music Consultant Douglas Lynn "The Performance" Choreographer Marcos Matinez The Cast Pro perti es Steven 0 berman Assistant to the Producer Katie Oberman Nanda .... Scott Andrew Amiotte Morulius ...Caro Louise Aristei Program Notes "Mozu" has been on my mind for over twenty years, after I first watched the docu- Michael Aviles Itigo mentary titled. "Mozu: the Snow Monkey." The story of Mozu. born with deformed hands and feet, who must struggle to survive and keep up with her troop especially Mozu Rosalie Celestial during the harsh winter months in Japan's Shiga Heights, hit a cord with me. Seeing the way these snow monkeys interact, and learning about their complex social order. I Nemu ...Dan Feraldo quickly had an idea for a play. which after the first draft transformed into a musical. Uso...Justin Warren Martin The troop of monkeys in the play live at a private preserve called Jigokudani Yaenkoen Mori. ..D'Ann Paton Park, where I was fortunate to visit last year while doing research for the play. These 2 -foot tall creatures live in the woods yet come down the mountain. to "The Gathering Female/Momiji. ..Monet Payne Place," where humans can come and watch the monkeys up close as they receive handouts from the park rangers, or while they soak up the soothing waters of the The Musicians heated pool. Guitar ...AliaJyawool< Flute ...Emily Hecl< We hope you enjoy this production of "Mozu," where we, as humans, are not the only Percussion ...Daniel Pate ones on this planet with stories to tell. BIOS-The Cast Scott Andrew Amiotte (Nanda) Recent Appearances San Diego: Justin Warrcn Martin (Usa) Recent appearances: PASSION (staged DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA (Danny), THE LAST DAYS OF Concert) Cygnet Theatre; I LOVE YOU BECAUSE (Jeff Bennet), PA- JUDAS ISCARIOT (Satan), THE GLORY OF LIVING (Clint) SOMEONE RADE (Leo Frank) & METAMORPHOSES (Orpheus and others) Stage- WHO'LL WATCH OVER ME (Edward), CORPUS CHRISTI (James the house Theatre; ALADDIN'S OASIS (Aladdin) & PLAYHOUSE DISNEY Less), TROILUS AND CRESSIDA (Hector/Diomedies), MY THREE AN- LIVE ON STAGE! (Jamie) The Disneyland Resort; THE ROCKY HOR- GELS (Alfred). Tours: MACBETH (Macduff), A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S ROR SHOW (Riff-Ran) Camino Real Playhouse; BAT BOY (Swing) Stages DREAM (Oberon). Film: THE LAUNDROMAT (Armando), STREETS Theatre; SIDE SHOW (Bearded Lady) Westminster Playhouse. (Ace), THE BADLANDS (Ahsik), DEREK (Branco) THE AMERICAN DREAM (Latin Fever Rodriguez). Voice Overs: SHAWL DANCER (Arena Director), TREASURE FALLS & SPLASHBA TTLE (Cpt Dreadbeard). D'Ann Paton (Morj) D'Ann most recently appeared in THE GRAPES OF Director: RED LIGHT WINTER, DIVINERS. Fight Choreography: THE WRATH at Carlsbad Playreaders. She also played Aida in OVER TI-IE LONESOME WEST, TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, MACBETH, PIRATES RIVER AND THROUGH TI-IE WOODS, and was in THE O'CONNER OF POINT LOMA, SKULLS EYE. Scott is the founder and Executive Di- GIRLS at Scripps Ranch Theatre. Prior to that, she was seen as Eileen rector of Triad Productions. in THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAN at Lyceum Space for ion theatre com- pany. Having performed in many San Dicgo theaters, some of her favorite Caro Louisc Aristci (Morulius) Recent appearances include: THE SE- roles were in DARK OF TI-IE MOON at The Old Globe; THE ELE- CRET GARDEN, Patio Playhouse; THE TAMING OF TI-IE SHREW, PI-IANT MAN at San Diego Rep.; TI-IE HEIRESS at The Old Town Thea- Patio Playhouse; PORTRAIT OF A MADONNA, Theatrx; THE tre; FULL CIRCLE at the Cassius Carter; and ENCHANTED APRIL at WOMEN, Avo Playhouse; HARVEY, powPAC; and THE OLDEST PRO- Lamb's Players Theatre. D' Ann is a member of SAG and the Actors Alli- FESSION, North Park Vaudeville. ance of San Diego. Michael A vilcs (lU80) Michael is currently a theatre major at San Diego Monct Paync (Momjjj) Recent arpcJraJ1"e~: THE MIKADO, SDSU 0pera City College. His most recent appearanee was: PIPPIN, Saville Theatre Theatre (Katisha); DELOVEL Y COLE POIlTER, San Diego Sym- (Pippin). He got his start at Heartland Players Theatre playing various char- phony (Featured Soloist); DIE FLEDERMAUS, SDSU Opera Thea- acters such as: SLEEPING BEAUTY (Father of Aurora), LADY JANE (King tre (Chorus); STREET SCENE, SDSU Opera Theatre (Nursemaid Edward VI, Ben). His favorite aeting credits include: MY FAIR LADY 2); SONGS OF EXPERIENCE, La Jolla Symphony (Featured Solo- (Harry, Ensemble Member), SOUND OF MUSIC (Nazi Soldier) Ramona ist); SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, San Dieguito Academy (Woman 2); Bowl Amphitheatre. OKLAHOMA!, Star Theatre (Ado Annie). Special Thanks to: Rosalic Celcstial (Mozu) Rosalie graduated with a B.A. in theatre per- TRADER JOES OF LA MESA formance from San Diego State University. She was last seen in INNER for providing refreshments for our VIEWS (San Diego Asian American Repertory Theatre). Favorite Credits include CYC's production of RENT; DEAR MISS BREED (Asian Story post-show lobby reception. Theatre); NICKEL & DIMED (SDSU); and ALEXANDER & THE TERRI- Please join us after the show! BLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY (SDSU Theatre of the World Festival). TAFFE Productions 945 Begonia Ct. Carlsbad, CA 92011 Dan Fcraldo (Nemu) Dan was last seen as Jerry Meyers in A NICE FAM- ILY GATHERING for OnStage Playhouse. Elsewhere: mulitple roles in For more information: THE GRAPES OF WRATH for Ion Theatre, the Judge in RUN, JENNY at Steven Oberman, Executive Director Compass Theatre, and Bellomy in THE FANTASTICKS for Coronado (760) 268-0169 Playhouse. Dan wishes to thank Steven Oberman and Jim Strait for casting him in their production. Thanks to Annie Hinton for her invaluable help TAFFE is a 50l(e)3 non-profit organization. and support as drama coach. Visit www.taffe.org BIOS Jeff Polunas (Sound Design) Jeff has been working with sound for over 100 dilferent productions. Steven Oberman (Pla)'II'right/Producer) Other credits: CLAIRE VOY ANT, Avo Playhouse Some recent credits inelude WEDDING SINGER, THE PRODUCERS, SEUSSICAL, COM- (directed by Jim Strait); TRIPLE TAKE, UCSD Department of Theatre. Steven has been writing PANY, THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON TI-IE WAY short plays and skits for the past three years for TAFFE (Theatre Arts For Fun Education), a non- TO THE FORUM, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, GYPSY, and URINETOWN. He profit organization which he founded and serves as its Executive Director. TAFFE just finished his first year of UC Irvine's prestigious three-year MFA Sound Design program. He (www.taffe.org) has presently been focusing on producing theatrical productions which are meant has been nominated four times for the KC/ ACTF Regional Sound Design Award and spent two to educate as well as entertain. Special thanks to his kids Katie and Adam for their love and sup- years at PCPA Theaterfest and received his Bachelor's degree from San Diego State Uni\'ersity. His port. ambition as a sound designer is to create an aural environment that blends the action on stage with the human ear while creating an enjoyable theatrical experience for the audience. Jim Strait (Director) In the San Diego area, Jim directed several productions including THE BOYS NEXT DOOR, RUMORS, I'M NOT RAPPAPORT, THE WONDER YEARS and NITE Michael DondanviIle II (Wig Design) Broadway credits: MEMPHIS, 33 VARIATIONS, FARNSWORTH INVENTION, and DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS. Michael is very grateful to. CLUB CONFIDENTIAL. He staged last season's TAFFE comedy CLAIRE VOYANT. Jim per- be a new designer for this wonderful theatre company. His credits recently include design work for formed on most San Diego stages in plays ranging li'om SCAPINO! to DON JUAN IN HELL to MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the La Jolla Playhouse. He just closed the First National Tour BELLS ARE RINGING. He was Managing Director for the Gaslamp Quarter Theater Company in of XAN AD U as the Hair and Make-up Super\'isor, and is very anxious to get back on the road. I-Ie the 1980's and Vista's Moonlight Stage Productions li'om 1995 - 2003. In Palm Springs, Jim was has supel'\'ised over 150 productions at the La Jolla Playhouse as well as The Old Globe. Lo\'e to principal director for The Thorny Theater, staging twelve productions in four seasons. He also his mom and dad, and to Jeannie for belie\'ing I could bring her design to life! Proud member of performed in THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS (Sheriff Ed Earl), ART (Marc), IATSE!!! NUNSENSE A-MEN (Sister Robert Ann) and in many plays and readings for the Palm Springs Playwrights Project. Jim is currently laying the foundations for The Desert Rose Playhouse in the Kathleen Kenna (Mokeup Design) Kathleen is the resident makeup artist at Moonlight Palm Springs area. w·w " .. jimstrait.com or "'ww .dcsntTosq>la:'ho\lsc .ori' Amphitheatre in Vista as well as San Diego Opera. Thanks to Ste\'en lor the opportunity to work with TAFFE Productions. Jude Thomas (Composer/Music Director) Jude is a local composer and performer and has appeared in many musicals and operas throughout San Diego County. His last musical BIGFOOT, pre- Marcos Martinez ("The Peiformance" Choreographer) Marcos is a Theatre Professor at California miered in summer 2007 at the Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater. Jude received a Bachelor's de- State Uni\'ersity, San Marcos. Currently working with the Suzuki Company in Toga Mura, Japan gree in Music Composition fi'om San Diego State University in 2007. He is the Assistant Director on the most recent elaboration of Tadashi Suzuki's Method of Actor Training which he has taught of Pacific Coast Harmony (an a capella men's chorus), provides vocal tracks for television com- in the U.S. and several countries abroad. Recent projects include his solo piece HOLY DIRT and mercials, and sings with several groups around the San Diego area. directing BIG LOVE. Upcoming projects include ACTOS, by Luis Valdez (Fall 2010), Moliere's THE MISANTHROPE (Spring 2011) and a new solo piece in 2011. Ted Crittenden (Set Design) This is Ted's second outing at Diversionary Theatre, the last being Diversionary's production of SPEECH AND DEBATE. Ted recently designed Scripps Ranch Tiffany Fontaine (Stage Manager) Tiffany is a graduate of UCSD where she completed her BA in Theatre's SOCIAL SECURITY, which is now playing. Ted thanks his parents for watching his three sons while he worked on this show. Theatre with a focus in Stage Management. Credits include: K\J: ,kin Theatre in Stamlonl CT: BABES IN ARMS, BIG THE MUSICAL, RUN FOR YOUR WIFE. UCSD: THE LARAMIE PROJECT, 1001, OBSCURA. Playwrights Project: RE-DROWNING OPHELIA. MOXIE: DOG Ashley Jenks (Lighting Design) Ashley recently designed EXPECTING ISABEL and BUTCHER ACT, EURYDICE. Tiffany is pleased to ha\'e worked with the wonderful cast and crew of this OF BARABOO for Moxie Theatre; DRIVING MISS DAISY for Moonlight Stage Productions; production. BULRUSHER, PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE, SANTALAND DIARIES, DANCING AT LUGHNASA, PRELUDE TO A KISS (co-design), FOOL FOR LOVE, New Village Arts. Ashley received her BA in Visual and Performing Arts at California State University, San Marcos. Her next design is SEXTET for Diversionary Theatre. Special Thanks MA lOR SPONSORS Beverly Haney, UniGraphics Deedy Oberman Jeannie Galioto (Costume Design) Jeannie has an MFA in Costume Design and won the Patte award last year for her design of TWIST at Diversionary. Her credits include productions for the Eric Doran FRIENDS OF MOZU San Diego Repertory, Mo'olelo, Ion Theatre, The Asian American Repertory, The Guthrie Lab, Mitsuaki Iwago Bob Beard Janice Ephron Mixed Blood Theatre, Shakespeare in the Park, etc. In addition to freelance deSigning, she has Paul Taylor Eric Doran Barabara Harpell taught at SDSU, Palomar College, and FIDM. She is currently working as the costume shop man- Larry Jorgensen Maria Garrisi Carol Jungerhelcl ager and assistant professor at USD and is a craft artisan at La Jolla Playhouse. Please visit her City of Carlsbad Jackie Loesch Doris Teich website at jeanniegalioto.com. North County Graphics I ••• BIOS-The Musicians Alia Jyawook (Guitar) Alia graduated fi-om Elmhurst college in IL with a BA in music, and a certificate of performance in classical guitar. She is a multi instrumentalist playing guitar, cello, piano, and bass. Alia teaches private and group lessons, and performs for wedding ceremonies and parties. She has toured nationally in several bands, and currently performs with an all girl rock band Bitter Sober. Emily Heck (FIlIte) Emily recently graduated from SDSU with a Bachelor's in Music Education. She wi]] be attending SDSU to get her teaching credential starting this fall. Emily has been playing the flute for 13 years. Daniel Pate (Percussion) Daniel performs newly commissioned works and standard repertiore in concerts throughout the United States. In 2002 he was the winner of the San Dicgo Symphony's "Hot Shots" Competition where he was featured as a soloist with the symphony. In 2007, Mr. Pate received his Masters Degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst where he studied with Eduardo Leandro and DCI Ha]] of Fame member Thom Han- num. Currently Mr. Pate is a member of the San Diego Wind Symphony under the direction of Gregg Hanson and is the Ii-ont ensemble arranger for Gold Drum Corps (DCI open class) as well as an instructor for the San Diego State University Winter Drumline and instructor for several San Diego High Schools. Mr. Pate is a faculty member for the Blue Lake Fine Arts Festival which is located in Western Michigan where his performances are broadcast on NPR. Mr. Pate endorses Vie Firth drumsticks and mallets.
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