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the Civilians
steven Cosson artistic director
kyle gorden producing director

     Gone Missing
     Created by the company
     Directed & Written by steven Cosson
     from interviews by the company
     Music & Lyrics by Michael friedman
     “interview with Dr. palinurus” by peter Morris
     with
     Matt Dellapina, Maria Dizzia, Lexy fridell, katie kreisler
     stephen plunkett, robbie Collier sublett
     post-performance discussion
     You	are	invited	to	remain	in	the	theater	immediately	following	the	performance	for	an	informal	discussion	
     with	company	members.

     Funded	in	part	by	the	Expeditions	Program	of	the	New	England	Foundation	for	the	Arts,	which	receives	major	
     support	from	the	National	Endowment	for	the	Arts	with	additional	support	from	the	state	arts	agencies	of	New	
     England.

     This	performance	is	also	made	possible	in	part	by	generous	support	from	the	Hopkins	Center	NEA	Challenge	
     Grant	Fund;	the	Bentley	Fellows;	the	Nathan	W.	Pearson	1932	and	Sons	Fund;	and	the	Lincoln	and	Therese	Filene	
     Foundation,	Inc.	Fund.

     Cosponsored	by	


friday & saturday, september 28 & 29, 2007 • 8 pm
The	Moore	Theater	•	Dartmouth	College
songs
“Gone	Missing”	.......................................................................................................................................Company
“The	Only	Thing	Missing	Is	You”	...................................................................................................... Lexy	Fridell
                 .
“La	Bodega”	 ..............................................................Stephen	Plunkett,	Matt	Dellapina,	Robbie	Collier	Sublett
“Hide	&	Seek”	.....................................................................................................................................Maria	Dizzia
                        .
“I	Gave	It	Away”	................................................................................. Maria	Dizzia,	Lexy	Fridell,	Katie	Kreisler
                                                     .
“Ich	Traumt	Du	Kamst	An	Mich”	................................................................................................Matt	Dellapina
                      .
“Lost	Horizon”	................................................................................................................... Robbie	Collier	Sublett
“Etch	a	Sketch”	............................................................................................................ Katie	Kreisler	&	Company
“Stars”	.......................................................................................................................................................Company

Voices	of	Teri	and	Dr.	Palinurus:	Nina	Hellman	and	T.	Ryder	Smith


ABoUt tHE ARtists
the Civilians	 is	 a	 theater	 company	 that	 creates	                               Theatre);	The Time of Your Life	(Williamstown);	The
original	 work	 from	 creative	 investigations	 of	 real	                            Importance of Being Earnest	(ACT);	Guys and Dolls,
life.	 Founded	 in	 2001	 by	 Artistic	 Director	 (and	                              Serious Money	(Carnegie	Mellon);	the	U.S.	premiere	
Dartmouth	alum)	Steven	Cosson	’90,	the	company	                                      of	 Sarah	 Kane’s	 Phaedra’s	 Love;	 and	 new	 plays	 by	
has	 created	 four	 original	 shows—Canard, Canard,                                  Erik	Ehn	and	John	C.	Russell.	Recently,	Cosson	has	
Goose?; Gone Missing; The Ladies;	 and	 (I am)	 No-                                  had	new	play	workshops	at	Sundance,	O’Neill,	Hart-
body’s Lunch—which	 have	 been	 produced	 in	 New	                                   ford	 Stage,	 The	 Public	 and	 Soho	 Rep	 with	 writers	
York,	 nationally	 and	 internationally	 at	 theaters	 in-                           Mat	 Smart,	 Tommy	 Smith,	 Anne	 Washburn,	 Elise	
cluding	A.R.T.,	La	Jolla	Playhouse,	Actors	Theatre	of	                               Thoron	and	Jill	Sobule.
Louisville,	London’s	Soho	Theatre	and	many	others.	
The	company	received	an	Obie	in	2004,	and	recently	                                  Michael friedman	 composer/lyricist	 has	 written	
an	Edinburgh	Festival	Fringe	First	Award.	Current	                                   songs	for	The	Civilians’	(I am) Nobody’s Lunch; Gone
projects	 in	 development	 include	 Paris Commune,	                                  Missing; Canard, Canard, Goose?	 and	 This Beauti-
Neal	 Bell’s	 Shadow of Himself	 and	 This Beautiful                                 ful City.	Also,	The Brand New Kid	for	the	Kennedy	
City,	 an	 exploration	 of	 the	 Evangelical	 Christian	                             Center	and	Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,	as	well	as	
movement	in	Colorado	Springs,	Colorado.	                                             the	upcoming	Saved and	Alice in Wonderland.	With	
                                                                                     Steven	Cosson,	he	coauthored	Paris Commune.	His	
This	 is	 The	 Civilians’	 first	 performance	 at	 the	                              music	has	also	been	heard	at	NYSF/Public,	NYTW,	
Hopkins	Center.                                                                      Playwrights	 Horizons,	 Roundabout,	 Second	 Stage,	
                                                                                     Soho	 Rep,	 Theater	 for	 a	 New	 Audience,	 Signature	
steven Cosson	 writer/director/artistic director	 is	                                and	 The	 Acting	 Company,	 and	 regionally	 at	 The	
a	 graduate	 of	 Dartmouth	 College.	 Credits	 for	 The	                             Kennedy	 Center,	 The	 Huntington,	 La	 Jolla	 Play-
Civilians	include	(I am) Nobody’s Lunch; Gone Miss-                                  house,	Hartford	Stage,	Humana	Festival,	ART,	Wil-
ing; Paris Commune;	and	Canard, Canard, Goose?	at	                                   liamstown	 Theatre	 Festival	 and	 internationally	 at	
A.R.T.,	 Actors	 Theatre	 of	 Louisville,	 La	 Jolla	 Play-                          London’s	Soho	and	Gate	Theatres	and	the	Edinburgh	
house,	 HBO’s	 Aspen	 Comedy	 Festival,	 Gate	 The-                                  Festival.	 Film	 work	 includes	 On Common Ground	
atre	and	Soho	Theatre	in	London,	Edinburgh’s	As-                                     and	Affair Game.	Friedman	was	dramaturg	for	the	
sembly	 Rooms	 and	 many	 others.	 Directing	 credits	                               recent	Broadway	revival	of	A Raisin in the Sun,	di-
include	 the	 	 U.S.	 premiere	 of	 Attempts on Her Life	                            rected	by	Kenny	Leon.	He	is	an	Artistic	Associate	at	
(Soho	Rep);	The Square Root of Minus One	(Market	                                    NYTW,	a	MacDowell	and	Hodder	fellow	and	found-
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ing	Associate	Artist	of	The	Civilians.	He	received	a	 ing	the	role	of	Dory	in	Finding Nemo, the Musical.
2007	Obie	award	for	sustained	excellence.                 Fridell	is	a	recent	graduate	of	the	Carnegie	Mellon	
                                                          University	School	of	Drama,	where	she	received	the	
Matt Dellapina	 actor	 credits	 with	 The	 Civilians	 Adeline	Roth	Memorial	Award	for	Acting.
include	 (I am) Nobody’s Lunch	 (59E59,	 Edinburgh	
Fringe	 Festival,	 London’s	 Soho	 Theatre)	 and	 the	 katie kreisler	 actor	 Broadway	 credits	 include	
Gone Missing	 regional	 tour.	 Off-Broadway	 credits	 Noises Off.	 Off-Broadway	 credits	 include	 PSYCH	
include	 The Parrot	 (The	 Talking	 Band)	 and	 Like I (Playwright’s	 Horizons),	 Radiant Baby	 Workshop	
Say	(Flea	Theater).	New	York	credits	include	The An- (The	Public	Theater),	Silver Nitrate	(The	Blue	Her-
gel Project	(Lincoln	Center	Festival),	Cellophane	(Bat	 on),	Craft	(The	Flea	Theater)	and	I’m In Love With
Theater	 Company),	 the	 title	 role	 in	 Shakespeare’s	 Your Wife	(The	Jewel	Box—named	Midtown	Inter-
Pericles (SLANT	Theater	Project)	and	Laughing Pic- national	Theater	Festival’s	Best	Supporting	Actress	
tures	 (Public	 Theatre	 Workshop).	 Regional	 credits	 of	2007).	Regional	credits	include	the	U.S.	premiere	
include	 the	 Berkshire	 Theater	 Festival,	 Coconut	 of	Haroun and the Sea of Stories	(Berkeley	Repertory	
Grove	Playhouse,	Sundance	Theater	Lab,	and	Chau- Theater)	 and	 STALLED	 (co-created/co-written,	
tauqua	Theater	Company.                                   performed	at	Upright	Citizen’s	Brigade	NYC	&	LA).	
                                                          Film	credits	include	Woody	Allen’s	Melinda and Me-
Maria Dizzia	 actor	 has	 appeared	 off-Broadway	 in	 linda,	Merchant-Ivory’s	Heights,	Full Grown Men	(in	
The Wooden Breeks	 (MCC),	 Millicent Scowlwor- theaters	 summer	 of	 2007)	 and	 Approaching Union
thy and	The Map Maker’s Sorrow	(SPF),	Apparition Square.	 Television	 guest	 star	 credits	 include	 With-
(Connelly	 Theater),	 Pullman Car Hiawatha	 (Keen	 out A Trace	(CBS),	It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia	
Company),	 Alice the Magnet	 (Clubbed	 Thumb),	 (FX),	 Law and Order	 (NBC),	 Girlfriends	 (UPN),	
Cause for Alarm	 (FringeNYC)	 and	 with	 The	 Civil- Miss Match	(NBC),	The Job	(ABC)	and	currently	a	
ians	in	Gone Missing	and	Paris Commune.	Regional	 recurring	role	on	NBC’s	Medium.	Kreisler	trained	at	
credits	include	roles	at	Yale	Repertory,	Berkeley	Rep- The	Juilliard	School.
ertory,	 Humana	 Festival,	 Baltimore	 Center	 Stage,	
George	 Street	 Playhouse,	 Dallas	 Theater	 Center,	 stephen plunkett	 actor	 Off-Broadway	 and	 New	
Geva	Theater,	Alabama	Shakespeare	Festival	and	La	 York	credits	include	Jump!	(The	Kirk),	Realism	(The	
Jolla	Playhouse.	She	was	a	regular	on	the	short-lived	 Kirk),	 Boymachine	 (American	 Theatre	 of	 Actors)	
CBS	 series	 Smith.	 She	 appeared	 in	 the	 Yale	 Reper- and	 The Horton Foote Project	 (78th	 Street	 Theatre	
tory,	Berkeley	Repertory	and	2nd	Stage	productions	 Lab).	Regional	credits	include	Gulf View Drive	(New	
of	eurydice,	directed	by	Les	Waters.	She	is	an	Associ- Harmony	 Project),	 See Rock City	 (NHP),	 Mahida’s	
ate	Artist	with	The	Civilians.                            Extra Key to Heaven	(NHP),	Gone Missing	(Actor’s	
                                                          Theatre	of	Louisville)	and	This Beautiful City	(The	
Lexy fridell	actor	credits	with	The	Civilians	include	 Civilians).	Film	credits	include	Baader Meinhof and	
(I am) Nobody’s Lunch	(Edinburgh	Fringe	Festival,	 Posey County.	 Plunkett	 received	 his	 BFA	 from	 the	
London’s	Soho	Theatre,	Sundance	Theatre	Lab,	re- University	 of	 Evansville	 and	 his	 MFA	 from	 NYU’s	
gional	 tour).	 Other	 New	 York	 and	 regional	 credits	 Graduate	Acting	program.	He	is	an	associate	artist	
include	Henry, Sweet Henry	and	The Great Big Radio	 of	The	Civilians.
Show	(York	Theatre	Company);	Grease	(Kansas	City	
Starlight);	Hello Dolly	(Pittsburgh	CLO),	The Home robbie Collier sublett	actor	credits	with	The	Civil-
for Lost Boys	(John	Houseman	Studio	Theatre/Osta- ians	include	365 Days/365 Plays	(Barrow	Street)	and	
ra	Group;	Little Shop of Horrors	and	Sylvia	(Summer	 Gone Missing	 (Actors	 Theatre	 of	 Louisville).	 New	
Repertory	Theatre);	and	she	just	finished	originat- York	credits	include	Song for New York	with	Mabou	
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Mines	 (Sundance	 Theatre	 Lab,	 BAM)	 and	 Bloody       with	The	Civilians	and	credits	with	them	include	(I
Bloody Andrew Jackson	(CTG	Workshop).	Regional	          am) Nobody’s Lunch; Gone Missing; Paris Commune;
credits	include	Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream,       Canard, Canard, Goose?	and	Anne	Washburn’s	The
Life of Galileo	and	The Cherry Orchard	(Shakespeare	     Ladies	(with	Dixon	Place).	Women’s	Project	credits	
Theatre	 of	 New	 Jersey).	 Television	 credits	 include	include	 Lisa	 D’amour’s	 The Cataract;	 and	 Terror-
Nickelodeon’s	 upcoming	 Speed Racer.	 Sublett	 re-      ism	at	The	New	Group/Play	Company.	Credits	with	
ceived	 a	 2005	 ECNY	 Award	 with	 Wicked	 Wicked	      Labryinth	 Theater	 Company	 at	 the	 Public	 Theater	
Hammerkatz	 (UCB	 Theatre).	 His	 one-man	 show,	        include	The Fairytale Project.	She	has	also	done	St.
Calacas,	premiered	at	the	2006	Clurman	Festival	of	      Scarlet	at	W.E.T,	by	Julia	Jordon	and	A.R.	Guerney’s	
the	Arts.	He	received	his	BFA	at	NYU,	and	was	the	       O Jerusalem	at	The	Flea;	and	Tape,	by	Stephen	Bel-
recipient	of	the	Seidman	Award.                          ber	 for	 Naked	 Angels.	 Film	 and	 Television	 credits	
                                                         include	 HBO’s	 Maria Full of Grace	 and	 Rescue Me	
andy Boroson	 musical director	 is	 pleased	 to	 have	 on	FX	network.
been	 a	 participant	 in	 many	 prior	 incarnations	 of	
Gone Missing.	 Other	 shows	 with	 The	 Civilians	 in- ken travis	sound designer	selected	New	York	City	
clude	 (I am) Nobody’s Lunch	 and	 Paris Commune.	 credit	 include	 The Three Penny Opera, Barefoot in
Andy	also	composes,	writes	and	does	other	stuff.         the Park	and	Steel Magnolias	(Broadway);	Gone Miss-
                                                         ing	and	Paris Commune	(The	Civilians);	Floyd and
takeshi kata	set designer	New	York	credits	include	 Clea Under the Western Sky, Blue Door, Fabulation,
Orson’s Shadow	(Barrow	St.	Theatre);	Doris to Dar- Breath, Boom!	 and	 Other People	 (Playwrights	 Ho-
lene,	 BFE	 (Playwrights	 Horizons);	 Birth and Af- rizons);	 Abigail’s Party, Hurlyburly, Aunt Dan and
terBirth, Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow	 (Atlantic	 Lemon	and	Comedians	(The	New	Group);	and	Julius
Theater	 Co.);	 A Small Melodramatic Story	 (LABy- Caesar, The Winter’s Tale	and	Anna	Deavere	Smith’s	
rinth	Theatre	Co.);	The Attic	(Play	Co.);	The Other House Arrest	 (NYSF	 Public	 Theater).	 Other	 credits	
Here	(Big	Dance	Theatre);	The Last Sunday in June	 include	 Lee	 Breuer’s	 Choephorae,	 Mabou	 Mines’	
(Rattlestick,	Century	Center); Happy Journey/Pull- Red Beads,	The Family Guy Live	at	Townhall,	Kiki &
man Car Hiawatha	(Keen	Company);	and	Pavilion,	 Herb Will Die for You	at	Carnegie	Hall,	and	Beckett/
Where We’re Born	 (Rattlestick).	 Regional	 credits	 Albee, Look Back in Anger	at	CSC.
include	 Alley	 Theatre,	 American	 Players	 Theatre,	
Dallas	Theatre	Center,	Geffen	Playhouse,	Hartford	 Jim augustine	choreographer	credits	include	Paris
Stage,	 Long	 Wharf	 Theatre,	 The	 Old	 Globe,	 Triad	 Commune	 (The	 Civilians);	 Lysistrata	 (ART,	 dir.	
Stage,	 Williamstown	 Theatre	 Festival,	 Yale	 Reper- Andrei	Serban);	and	Play, Merde! The Musical	and	
tory	Theatre	and	others.                                 Would You Lie to Me Please	 (Immediate	 Theater	
                                                         Company).	Assistant	Choreographer	credits	include	
thomas Dunn lighting designer	 is	 very	 proud	 to	 Thoroughly Modern Millie	 (Marquis),	 Boys from
be	 a	 Civilian.	 Other	 New	 York-based	 performance	 Syracuse	(Roundabout),	Marty	(Huntington),	and	A
companies	he	is	affiliated	with	include	Human	Fu- Christmas Carol	(McCarter).	Augustine	is	a	Gradu-
ture	 Dance	 Corp.,	 Sens	 Productions,	 Synapse	 Pro- ate	of	Harvard	College	in	Women’s	Studies.
ductions	 and	 Trajal	 Harrell	 Dance	 Style.	 Thomas	
also	serves	on	the	board	of	Salem	Art	Works,	an	art	 Michael page	 assistant director	 is	 thrilled	 to	 be	
farm	in	bucolic	Washington	County.                       working	 with	 The	 Civilians.	 Some	 favorite	 direct-
                                                         ing	credits	include	Marat/Sade, Man of La Mancha,
sarah Beers	costume designer	is	an	Associate	Artist	 Hair, A Bright Room Called Day, Merchant of Venice	
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and	 Trojan Women.	 Michael	 has	 worked	 with	 The	     Hyde	Park	Arts	Fest,	Court	Theatre,	Theater	on	the	
Shakespeare	 Theatre	 of	 NJ,	 McCarter	 Center	 and	    Lake	and	Silk	Road	Theatre	Project.	He	was	drama-
The	Backhill	Space	in	London,	England.	Upcoming	         turg	 for	 Silk	 Road’s	 Tea; 36 Views; Calling Aphro-
projects	 include	 Hot Flashes	 at	 NY	 Fringe	 and	 two	dite;	and	Question 27, Question 28;	and	the	Japanese	
productions	 at	 the	 Tennessee	 Williams	 Festival	 in	 Consulate	at	Chicago	hosted	a	reading	of	The Gem-
Provincetown	this	fall.	Page	received	an	MFA	from	       pei War,	 his	 adaptation	 of	 three	 Noh	 plays	 for	 the	
Ohio	University.                                         modern	 stage.	 Kyle	 graduated	 from	 the	 University	
                                                         of	Chicago,	attended	the	Stanford	Japan	Center,	and	
kyle gorden	producing director	previously	worked	 completed	 the	 Arts	Management	 Fellowship	 at	the	
in	 arts	 management	 at	 the	 University	 of	 Chicago,	 John	F.	Kennedy	Center	for	the	Performing	Arts.




PRoDUCtion CREDits
Director/Writer/Artistic	Director	..................................................................................................Steven	Cosson	
                          .
Producing	Director	............................................................................................................................ Kyle	Gorden	
Music	&	Lyrics	..........................................................................................................................Michael	Friedman
“Interview	with	Dr.	Palinurus”	.........................................................................................................Peter	Morris
Set	Design	........................................................................................................................................... Takeshi	Kata
Lighting	Design	.............................................................................................................................. Thomas	Dunn
Production	Stage	Manager...........................................................................................................Catherine	Bloch
Sound	Design	......................................................................................................................................... Ken	Travis
Choreographer	.................................................................................................................................Jim	Augustine
Costume	Design	.................................................................................................................................. Sarah	Beers
Music	Director	.................................................................................................................................Andy	Boroson
Technical	Director	...........................................................................................................................Kryssy	Wright

The	actors	and	stage	manager	employed	in	this	production	are	members	of	Actors’	Equity	Association,	the	union	of	professional	
actors	and	stage	managers	in	the	United	States.

The	Director	is	a	member	Society	of	Stage	Directors	and	Choreographers,	Inc.,	an	independent	national	labor	union.




ConnECting HoP ARtists to tHE CommUnitY
At Dartmouth, Steven Cosson ’90, artistic director of The Civilians, and company members talked with
Dartmouth students about developing an original show; and company members participate in post-performance
discussions. For more info on Hop Outreach & Arts Education, call 603.646.2010 or visit hop.dartmouth.edu.
Coming EvEnts
For tickets or information call the Box Office at 603.646.2422 or visit hop.dartmouth.edu
WORLD PREMIERE/HOP COMMISSION
mERCE CUnningHAm DAnCE ComPAnY
A	world	premiere	from	one	of	America’s	greatest	living	choreographers.
friday, october 5 • 8 pm & saturday october 6 • 2 pm & 8 pm
The	Moore	Theater	•	$30	•	Dartmouth	students	$5	
  Post-performance discussions with company members following the Friday 8
  pm and Saturday 2 pm shows, The Moore Theater

    THE ART OF MERCE: DARTMOUTH CELEBRATES AN ICONOCLAST
    Merce Cunningham Dance Company: The Paper Trail
    Select Objects and Ephemera
    September 11 – November 4
    Strauss Gallery & Upper Jewett Exhibition Corridor
    Gathered	from	the	Company’s	extensive	archive,	the	exhibition	includes	John	Cage’s	score	for	Aria	(featured	in	
    XOVER),	Cunningham’s	personal	choreographic	notebook	documenting	the	creation	of	Crises,	a	model	of	Henry	
    Samelson’s	eyeSpace	décor	and	posters	with	artwork	by	Robert	Rauschenberg	and	Jasper	Johns.		
    For more info, call the Studio Art Exhibition Program at 603.646.3651.

    Intermediate Level Dance Master Class
    Tuesday, October 2 • 12 pm • Straus Dance Studio • $10
    An	introduction	to	Cunningham’s	movement	vocabulary	with	MCDC’s	Robert	Swinston.		
    Enrollment	limited	to	25,	ages	16+.	To register, call the Hop Box Office at 603.646.2422 or sign up online.

    Motion Capture in Action
    Tuesday, October 2 • 5:30 pm • Warner Bentley Theater • Free
    A	real-time	motion-capture	demonstration	in	which	an	MCDC	dancer	is	fitted	with	markers	and	his	movement	
    captured	live	and	transferred	to	an	animated	model.	For more info, call Hop Outreach at 603.646.2010.

    Montgomery Fellow Lecture: In Coversation with Merce Cunninham
    Wednesday, October 3 • 7 pm • The Moore Theater • Free
    The	legendary	choreographer	is	joined	by	Laura	Kuhn,	director	of	the	John	Cage	Trust,	for	a	spirited		
    conversation	about	Cunningham’s	groundbreaking	career.	Reception	to	follow,	Strauss	Gallery.		
    For more info, call Hop Outreach at 603.646.2010.

    Setting the Stage: Merce Cunningham’s Four Key Discoveries
    Friday, October 5 • 6:30 pm • Top of the Hop • Free
    In	this	pre-performance	panel	discussion,	Kuhn,	MCDC	archivist	David	Vaughn	and	Hopkins	Center	director		
    Jeff	James	consider	the	evolution	of	Cunningham’s	major	artistic	discoveries.		
    For more info, call Hop Outreach at 603.646.2010.

                                            Hopkins Center ManageMent staff
                                                          Jeffrey H. James Director
	          Associate	Director/General	Manager			Marga rahmann                 Director	of	Marketing			Mary Bashaw
	                   Business	and	Administrative	Officer			Jay Cary            Director	of	Hopkins	Center	Film			Bill pence
                   Director	of	Programming			Margaret Lawrence                Director	of	Student	Performance	Programs			Joshua price kol


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