Jim is a founder of the Riverrun Theatre Company. For Riverrun, he directed Burn This and performed in RiverWords in Madison and the tour of Professional Skepticism, which Riverrun co-produced with the South Carolina Repertory Company. He also played several roles in Riverrun’s recent production of Under Milk Wood. His professional acting credits include theatres from Boston to Chicago, and south to Hilton Head Island, and abroad in Cyprus, Hungary and Japan. He is a member of Actors' Equity, the Chair of Theatre at Hanover College, and a regional representative for the Society of American Fight Directors.
David is a founder of the Riverrun Theatre Company. He is primarily a writer. The Rough Guide to the Underworld premiered in Madison in the 2006-2007 season. What Song the Syrens Sang, a short play, premiered at Actors Theatre of Louisville in April 2007. Keeper was performed and filmed in Madison in 2004. A Report of Gunfire was part of the third annual Louisville Playwrights' Festival in 2006. His Penguins was one of the short plays at Riverrun's Theatre on the River in the fall of 2004. He has edited and contributed to RiverWords, Riverrun's signature performance piece, a collection of monologues and stories about river life. Written on the afternoon of September 11, 2001, The Silence Between Lines of a Poem premiered at the Hanover College Theatre ten days later under the playwright's direction, featuring Jim Stark, with all proceeds going to charity. He has also written and directed several short plays at the Hanover College Theatre, including Cross Purposes, To Speak for All the Dead, and Last Call, a set of six ten minute plays.
Outside of writing and directing, he has designed artwork for Riverrun, Pet Fish Productions, the Indiana Shakespeare Festival, the Hanover College Theatre, the Arden Theatre of Indianapolis and more. He appeared onstage as the Second Voice in Under Milk Wood. He designed the sound for Riverrun's productions of Burn This and Professional Skepticism. Last season, he designed the sound and lighting for Wake Up and Smell the Coffee. He has also designed the sound and video components of just about all of Riverrun's shows. He is a member of the Playwrights Center.
Lindsay received a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre from Hanover College, and has subsequently become an elementary school teacher. She taught at the National High School Institute's theatre program held at Northwestern University, and has continued to teach theatre workshops locally. She has performed for Riverrun Theatre in RiverWords and Under Milk Wood. She will be starring in The Rough Guide to the Underworld in October 2006.
Wanda has recently moved to Hanover and is currently the draper tailor at Actors Theatre of Louisville. She moved from Los Angeles, CA where she taught costume construction at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising at UCLA. She has worked at the Mark Taper Forum, Hartford Stage, the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival and Utah Shakespeare, to name a few. Costume designs include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Hatfields and McCoys, Shenandoah, Hamlet, The Fantasticks, and Julius Caesar. She has also been a guest artist with the Hanover College Theatre, designing costumes for The Royal Hunt of the Sun, directed by Jim Stark.
Joel received a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre from Hanover College. He appeared in Burn This, and directed Under Milk Wood last spring and Speed the Plow this past March. He also directed a short piece during our Theatre on the River festival at the 2004 Madison Chautauqua. His work as a writer and director was featured in the Third Annual Louisville Playwrights Festival. He has been with Stage One Childrens' Theatre of Louisville for the past four years. He has acted and directed with the Shawnee Theatre in Bloomfield, IN and directed for Spectrum Productions. He is currently attending the graduate program at The Shakespeare Theatre, Academy for Classical Acting in Washington DC, where he will receive his MFA in July 2007. He is a member of Actors' Equity.
Nick has appeared in the Riverrun production of Keeper and in several roles in Under Milk Wood. New York credits include Taming of the Shrew (Off-Broadway) and Roads to Home. Regional credits include the title role in Hamlet, Mill Mountain Theatre in Virginia, as well as performances with the American Repertory Theatre, Dorset Theatre Festival, South Carolina Repertory Company and the Moscow Art Studio in a tour of Russia, Italy, Germany, Switzerland. Film: Neo Noir (Sundance Selection 2003), Cattivo, and Keeper. Nick has an MFA from the Moscow ART Theatre School and is a graduate of the Institute for Advance Theatre Training at Harvard as well as Hanover College. He is a member of Actors’ Equity.
Stephen received a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre from Hanover College, and worked as Production Manager in the Hanover College Department of Theatre for two years. He has directed several plays both at Hanover, including Independence by Lee Blessing, and at the Shawnee Theatre in Bloomfield, IN, where he has also worked as a stage manager, production manager and lighting designer. He also acted as production manager for Spectrum Productions' And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson.