Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Anne of the Thousand Days: Meet the Designers

Melinda Marks (Director) is a longtime Bay Area actor and director, and the co-founder and casting director of San Jose production company Play on Words. This is her first time directing at Dragon, after having previously been Stage Manager for Shoggoths on the Veldt earlier this season. Melinda holds an MA in Theater Arts from San Jose State and an MFA in Shakespeare and Performance from Mary Baldwin University. She was last seen onstage in Shakespeare in Love (Palo Alto Players), and in Teatro Visions' world premiere of Departera. In the spring, Melinda will be directing The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time at the Pear Theatre in Mountain View.

Nathanael Card (Lighting Designer), Wizard of the Theatre Arts, is proud to take the form of lighting designer for Dragon on this production. His past lighting designs include: Hickorydickory, Shoggoths on the Veldt, The Revolutionists, Three Days of Rain, and Cirque Exotique du Monde at Dragon. In addition to lighting, he designed sets as well for his last four shows at Dragon, and often crews as an electrician with Stanford University School of Music, Smuin Ballet, Berkeley Rep.

Arcadia Conrad (Stage Intimacy Workshop Facilitator) is an actor, director, playwright and theatre educator. She is currently an intimacy director in training and program director of Cupertino Actors Theatre at Cupertino High School, a contributor with Play on Words, and teaches writing with the San Jose Writing Project. A reading of her latest play, Script Doctor, was recently presented at The Dragon Theatre's Monday Night Playspace. 

Nita Lambert (Stage Manager) is pleased to be stage managing again, after a 17-year break. Favorite acting roles include Mistress Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor and Mariah in Twelfth Night, both at Silicon Valley Shakespeare, as well as multiple characters in many productions of Northside Theatre Company's annual A Christmas Carol. In real life, her favorite roles include wife, mom, stepmom and grandma. She also enjoys directing choral music. Nita would like to thank her fabulous husband and daughter for their love and support.

Marley Teter (Costume Construction)

Michael Weiland (Sound Designer) has previously appeared in Shoggoths in the Veldt and Equivocation at the Dragon Theatre. Other appearances are Geeks vs Zombies at the Pear Theater, The Legend of Georgia McBride  at Los Altos Stage Company, Boom! at Minilights, and Rocky Horror at City Lights Theater Company. Michael is also a company member at Play On Words San Jose, a staged reading company for new works by local authors, playwrights, and poets.

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