April 2 - 12, 2015
Written by Peter Shaffer
Directed by Christopher Webb
Costume Design by Lara de Bruijn
Stage Managed by Samantha Ma
Make Shift Boston
549 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
April 2-5 @ 7:30PM
April 9-11 @ 7:30PM
April 12 @ 2PM
*Note: This play contains mature content and nudity.
Steven Barkhimer*... Martin Dysart
Greg Pike... Alan Strang
George Page... Frank Strang
Christine Power... Dora Strang
Linda Goetz... Hesther Salomon
Alexis Scheer... Jill Mason
Kevin Connor... Harry Dalton/Horse
Darren Bunch... Nugget/Horseman
Michelle Rubich... Nurse/Horse
Dana Nacer... Horse
Daniel Moore... Horse
Sierra Pilkington... Horse
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States
MEet the artists
Steven Barkhimer (Martin Dysart) recently appeared in the Actors Shakespeare Project’s Phedre and The Cherry Orchard; Pinocchio at the Wheelock Family Theatre; and Emilie at the Nora Theatre in Central Square. His play Windowmen was produced at the Boston Playwrights Theatre in 2013, receiving the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding New Script and the IRNE Award for Best New Play. Film credits include The Fighter and American Hustle, and a collection of his original songs, entitled Time Was, is available online at cdbaby.com and elsewhere.
Greg Pike (Alan Strang) is thrilled to be making his Off the Grid debut in his favorite play. At the Barnstormers Theatre: The Full Monty (Malcolm); One Man, Two Guvnors (Alan); Our Town. At St. Ann’s Warehouse: Labapalooza! 2013. With Vagabond Theater Group: A Skull in Connemara (Thomas). Other favorite roles include: Judas in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot; Garcin in No Exit. He received his BFA in Theater from the Boston Conservatory. Many thanks to his family, friends, Alexis, and Chris!
George Page (Frank Strang) is new to the Boston theatre scene having moved here this past November. This is George’s second production of Equus. He played Nugget/Horseman in college, when he was in better shape. He is a theatre professor, actor, stage manager, and technical director. While living in Washington, DC, he served as Technical Director/Production Manager at The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts. Recent roles include Polonius/Gravedigger in the Annapolis Shakespeare Company's Hamlet and staged readings at Theater J, (Kent in King Lear and Baz in A Bright Room Called Day). Previous roles include Macbeth, Jack Worthing in The Importance of Being Earnest, Edgar in King Lear, Harry Roat Jr. in Wait Until Dark, George in Same Time, Next Year, and Thomas Andrews in Titanic. George holds a BFA in Theatre and an MFA in Acting and Directing from West Virginia University.
Christine Power (Dora Strang) is pleased to making her debut with Off the Grid. Recent Boston area credits include: Greenland (Apollinaire Theater Company); Chalk (Fresh Ink Theater); In The Summer House (Fort Point Theater Channel); Playhouse Creatures (Maiden Phoenix Theater Company); Good Television (Zeitgeist Stage Company); The Miracle Worker (Wheelock Family Theater); Three Viewings (New Repertory Theater); Neighbors (Company One - Elliot Norton nomination outstanding actress).
For more information: www.neactor.com/profile/christinePower.
Linda Goetz (Hesther Salomon) is very excited to be performing with Off the Grid Theatre Co. Previous shows include Faith Healer with Newton Nomadic Theater, In the Summer House (Fort Point Theatre Channel), Elephant Man, A Delicate Balance, The Crucible and A Picasso with Salem Theatre, Hamlet directed by Christopher Webb, Macbeth, Spring Awakening and As Bees in Honey Drown (F.U.D.G.E Theater Co.) Love, Loss and What I Wore (Hub Theatre Company) This spring Linda will be in The Beauty Queen of Leenane with Newton Nomadic Theater.
Alexis Scheer (Jill Mason) is originally from Miami, FL and received her BFA in Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory. Boston acting credits include The Language of Angels (Celie) Happy Medium Theatre; The Annotated History of the American Muskrat (Connie) Circuit Theatre Company; Dog Sees God (Van's Sister) Off the Grid; A Soft Murder (Selina), Noises Off (Poppy), The Skin of Our Teeth (Sabina), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Guildenstern) The Boston Conservatory. All my love and thanks to Chris, Jess, Henry, and the Scheer’s—there are no words, you keep me going—and high fives to this team. www.alexisscheer.com
Kevin James Connor (Harry Dalton/Horse) is currently a senior at The Boston Conservatory where he is pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre. He is excited to make his Off The Grid debut with Equus. Special thanks to Chris and Alexis for giving me this opportunity!
Darren Bunch (Nugget/Horseman) is thrilled to return to Off the Grid for Equus. Past Off the Grid work includes Not Dead. Regional: The Donkey Show (A.R.T.) For Tonight (Goodspeed Opera House) Far From Heaven (SpeakEasy Stage) Grease (Theatre By The Sea) A Chorus Line, Bye Bye Birdie, My Fair Lady (Reagle Music Theatre). Darren is just months away from finishing his undergrad at The Boston Conservatory. Much love to all my friends and family, especially the witches!
Michelle Rubich (The Nurse/Horse) Is so thankful to be making her Off the Grid debut with some of her favorite artists. She is also still considering herself a newly-graduate of the Boston Conservatory; A New-Yorker at heart that just can’t seem to shake the “Bean” … Most recent Boston credits include: The Language of Angels (Happy Medium Theater), Breaking In (Open Theater Project), A Soft Murder (The Boston Conservatory), and Noises Off (The Boston Conservatory). Much love to Alexis, Chris, and the whole Off the Grid family. Also, a thank you to Mom, Dad, Andrew, Lauren, and Clyde for their endless support!
Dana Nacer (Horse) is thrilled to be returning to the stage after an eight year hiatus, and is beyond excited to be working with Off the Grid. Previous credits include Something Rotten: Hamlet Re-Mixed! (New Exhibition Room), Assassins, Rhinoceros, Imperialists at Club Cave Canem The Suicide (The Studio Theatre), Emily and Isn’t it Romantic (Flanagan Theatre).
Daniel Moore (Horse) grew up in Pasadena, CA where he graduated from The Los Angeles County High School for the Arts in 2013. He is currently a sophomore earning his BFA in Musical Theatre at The Boston Conservatory. Recently he has appeared in The History Boys at The Boston Conservatory and Bravo: A New Musical workshop at The Actors Company, LA. Daniel is beyond excited to be working with Off the Grid Theatre Company in Equus. He’d like to thank Christopher Webb and Alexis Scheer for this amazing opportunity!
Sierra Pilkington (Horse) is thrilled to be making her Off the Grid debut! Pilkington is currently attending The Boston Conservatory pursuing a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. Previous credits include, The Sound Of Music (Maria), Legally Blonde (Margot), A Chorus Line (Maggie), All Shook Up (Lorraine). Thanks to friends and family for all of their support! God bless, and enjoy the show!
Christopher Webb (Director) Selected directing credits include: The Fence (Second Act Productions); The Yellow Wallpaper (Persephone Theatre Project/Off The Grid Theatre Company); Into The Woods (Summer School for the Performing Arts); HAIR, Noises Off!, The Way Of The World, Polaroid Stories, Kurt Vonnegut's Between Time and Timbuktu, and Iphigenia 2.0 (The Boston Conservatory); Surly Girl: Ascending and Descending (Cambridge Science Festival); The Santaland Diaries (Peterborough Players and New Repertory Theatre); Of Mice and Men (New Rep on Tour); The Rainmaker (Foothills Theatre Company); Outed, The Trophy, and Slugger (Boston Theatre Marathon); Boy Gets Girl (Worcester State University); Bernarda Alba, Guys and Dolls, You Can't Take It With You (Stoneham Theatre's Young Company); Waiting Room (Persephone Theatre Project); and Hamlet (Bay Colony Shakespeare Company and GAN-e-meed Theater Project). He teaches Viewpoints/Principles of Movement for the Actor and Playwriting in the Boston Conservatory's BFA/MFA in Musical Theatre programs. Education: B.A. In Theatre Performance from Western Michigan University; Certificate of Completion from the Marymount London Drama Conservatory; M.F.A. in Acting from the National Theatre Conservatory. He is a proud member of Actors Equity Association.
Samantha Ma (Stage Manager) is thrilled to be back with Off the Grid and working on Equus! Samantha is currently a junior at The Boston Conservatory working towards her BFA in musical theatre. Credits include: Off the Grid’s Romeo and Juliet, Noises Off (The Boston Conservatory), and several educational and professional performance credits. She would like to thank the cast and crew, friends, family, and especially Chris and Alexis for everything!
Lara de Bruijn (Costume Design) is thrilled to be working with this team again! Recent and upcoming projects include: Under My Skin (Little Shubert Theatre), The Two Character Play (New World Stages), Slow Dusk, Markheim, and Opportunity Makes the Thief (Little Opera Theatre of New York), Ndebele Funeral (59E59), Julian Po (Signature Theatre), Half ‘n Half ‘n Half (Merrimack Repertory Theatre), Homestead Crossing (Berkshire Theatre Festival), Street Scene (Empie Theatre), Black Dolphin (Project 44, DANSpace), The Yellow Wallpaper (Boston Playwrights), The Fence (Calderwood Pavillion, BCA), The Rake’s Progress, The Rape of Lucretia and Transformations (Boston Conservatory), Don Giovanni and A Little Night Music (Castleton Opera Festival), Laughing Stock, and Measure For Measure (Peterborough Players), The Electric Lighthouse (The Flea Theatre), The Suicide (Target Margin). MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. See more at: laradawndesign.com