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Jeff Alguire | Erik Benson | Jeffrey Bergman | Karen Burns | Flynt Burton | Monica Byrne | Joseph Callender | Dorrie Casey | Cheryl Chamblee | Ava Christie | Donnis Collins | Jeffrey Scott Detwiler | Marcia Edmundson | Thaddaeus Edwards | J Evarts | Jason Fagg | Lenore Field | Jim Haverkamp | Katja Hill | Laine Hindley | Greg Hohn | Aneitra Hoggard | Jane Holding | Emily Hower | Hope Hynes Love | Byron Jennings II | Melanie Johnston | Lormarev Jones | John Justice | Tamara Kissane | Rachel Klem | Frank Lentricchia | Dana Marks | Tom Marriott | Bart Matthews | Jody McAuliffe | Gregor McElvogue | Emma Nadeau | Jay O'Berski | Michael O'Foghludha | Andy Parks | Elizabeth Phillips | Nicole Quenelle | Adrienne Quick-Wright | Rajeev Rajendran | Lamont Reed | Lucius Robinson | Adam Sampieri | Meredith Sause | Steffon Sharpless | Dierde Shipman | Eddy Shipman | Jordan Smith | Michael Smith | Geraud Staton | Steve Tell | Shana Tucker-Williams | G. Douglas Vuncannon | Chaunesti Webb Lyon | Wil Weldon | Kit Wienert | Allen Wilcox | Claire Wilcox | Owen Williams | LaMark Wright

Jeff Alguire

balloon Jeff trained at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, spent seven years working with some of Chicago's finest Off-Loop theatre companies, and now lives and performs in the Triangle. Acting credits include: Abigail's Party (Party Girl Productions); Over the River and Through the Woods (Raleigh Little Theatre); Road to Nirvana, Long Days Journey Into Night, and One For the Road, all with Ghost & Spice, and Mairtin in Ghost & Spice/ Wordshed's production of A Skull in Connemara (Ghost & Spice) Jeff is co-founder of Ghost & Spice and Common Ground Theatres. He has a BA in Drama from San Francisco State University and three years of improv training and performance with Bay Area TheatreSports. For LG Pig: (Set Designer) In the Dog House: the Execution of Dostoevsky, The Bitter Tears Of Petra Von Kant. (Actor) A Streetcar Named Desire.

Erik Benson

shard For LGP: (Set Design) Goin' a Bufffalo.

Jeffrey Bergman

horseshoe For LGP: (Actor) Goin' a Buffalo.

Karen Burns

barrette Karen is a designer, actress, and budding psychologist with a BA in psychology and political science from Duke University. Acting credits include Once Upon a Mattress, The Vagina Monologues, The Information Desk and Misterioso (Duke University). SM/ASM credits include Dying City, At the Vanishing Point (Manbites Dog); Into the Woods, Loyal Women, and Three Movements (Duke University). For LG Pig: (Stage Manager) My Lovely Suicides, Goin' a Buffalo; (Costume Design) Europe Central.

Flynt Burton

button Flynt is an actor/director/playwright who received her MFA in Acting from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Prior to that she attended UNC-CH and the NC School of the Arts. She has spent the last four summers acting with SART (Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre) near Asheville, NC. Flynt has trained in Russia, Bulgaria and performed in the UK. She most recently performed at the William Inge Theatre Festival in Independence, KS. All-time favorite roles include Nina in The Seagull and Alice in Patrick Marber's Closer. For LG Pig: (Actor) Rouge et Noir, My Lovely Suicides.

Monica Byrne

toy Monica is a writer and actor living in Chapel Hill. Recent acting credits include: Happy New Years From Hell, The Elephant Man (Delta Boys); as well as Sweeney Todd and The Vagina Monologues. She holds a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Wellesley College and a master's degree in geobiology from MIT. Monica has worked for NASA and NPR, and is also a licensed pilot and certified yoga instructor. She is also the recipient of a Stevens Fellowship, which means that next year, she's headed to Ethiopia, India and the South Pacific to work on a novel. For LG Pig: (Actor) Rouge et Noir, Fistful Of Love.

Joseph Callender

wishbone ../image Joseph is a stand-up comedian, print model and firefighter in Raleigh. He's earned Best Actor nominations from Raleigh Little Theater's Sutton Awards twice for A Raisin In the Sun and Intimate Apparel (RLT). For LG Pig: (Actor) Goin' a Buffalo.

Dorrie Casey

knife Dorrie is a writer, singer, and gardener who is addicted to 5-minute-or-less art projects. She would rather take part in and/or attend theatrical events than eat. Dorrie grew up in Maine, attended Catholic school, and survived both of the above. She lives blissfully in Chatham County with her husband, Archie Purcell. For LG Pig: (Actor) Cabaret Berlin, In The Doghouse: The Execution of Dostoevsky, Europe Central. (Designer) The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant.

Cheryl Chamblee

wishbone ../image Cheryl is a Durham-based actor, director, and playwright. As co-artistic director of both hands theatre company, she has co-written and directed piece-meal, brooms* a play about saying yes, exactly what t(w)o do, and the parent project. Credits include: The Fall to Earth and The Last Two Minutes of the Complete Works of Henrik Ibsen (Manbites Dog) and work with Theater Previews at Duke, both hands, and Shakespeare & Originals. Cheryl has also worked with Chicago theater companies, including CollaborAction, Steppenwolf Exchange, Northlight Theater, and Red Moon. For LG Pig: (Actor) Footfalls; (Playwright) Up Styx Creek.

Ava Christie

shard Ava recently appeared in the original musical The Christmas Letters (Ride Again Productions) based on the writing of Lee Smith. Credits include: Abigail's Party (Party Girl Productions), Proof (Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy Theatre), The Man Who (Manbites Dog), Cold Kill (New World Stage). Ava graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University (BFA). For LG Pig: (Actor) Three Sisters (on Ice), Grand Guignol, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, A Streetcar Named Desire, Goin' A Buffalo.

Donnis Collins

candy Donnis is a graduate of Shaw University and was named Best Supporting Actress by The Independent Weekly for her portrayal of Anya in LGP's The Cherry Orchard. Acting credits include Venus, Blowfish (REP); The Story (RLT); Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child (H.O.U.S.E. Theatre Arts); 10 x 10 in the Triangle 2007 (Carrboro Arts Center); Wine in the Wilderness (New Traditions); Top Girls (Delta Boys). Stage Managing credits include: Blue/Orange (Manbites Dog Theater), The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer (Burning Coal). For LG Pig: (Actor) The Cherry Orchard, Rouge et Noir, Europe Central, Fistful Of Love, Goin' a Buffalo; (Stage Manager) The Island.

Jeffrey Scott Detwiler

starfish Jeffrey has lived and performed in North Carolina since arriving from Michigan in 1993, and currently lives in Deep Chatham with his wife Lisa and daughter Grace. Jeffrey was a member of Chapel Hill's The Somnambulist Project and was managing director for Shakespeare & Originals Theatre Company. Acting credits include: Orson's Shadow (Deep Dish Theater); Back of the Throat, The Last Two Minutes of the Complete Works of Henrik Ibsen (Manbites Dog); Julius Caesar, King Lear, A Mouthfulla Sacco & Vanzetti (Shakespeare & Originals). For LG Pig: (Actor) Rough for Radio I, Three Sisters (on Ice), Rouge et Noir, Europe Central.

Marcia Edmundson

balloon Marcia appeared most recently in The Fall to Earth (Manbites Dog) and The Exonerated (Deep Dish). In spring 2007, she will appear in At the Vanishing Point (Manbites Dog). Marcia lives in Chapel Hill, where she teaches theater arts at McDougle Middle School. For LG Pig: (Actor) Happy Days, In the Doghouse: The Execution of Dostoevsky.

Thaddaeus Edwards

Ulu knife Thaddaeus is a founding member of New Traditions Theatre. Credits include The Last Two Minutes of the Complete Works of Henrik Ibsen (Manbites Dog); The Art Center's Fifth Annual Ten by Ten in the Triangle Play Festival. Thaddaeus is an ensemble member of both hands theatre where his credits include the parent project and @ liberty. For LG Pig: (Actor) The Cherry Orchard, In the Dog House: The Execution of Dostoevsky, The Island.

J Evarts

shard J is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. Born in Vermont, her life has taken her to the Seattle area, Tampa, Chapel Hill, Long Island, and, thankfully, back to the Triangle. Acting credits include White People (StreetSigns); 10 x 10 in the Triangle 2006 (Carrboro ArtsCenter); and piece~meal and the parent project (both hands theater). J also appeared in the short films Anyuta and Shelter. For LG Pig: (Actor) Ohio Impromptu.

Jason Fagg

barrette Jason is the company photographer and designer for LG Pig. As a musician, Jason performs neo-traditional music with The Watercallers and produces hip-pop with Snuggle Factor 10. One of Jason's songs, "The Distant City," aired on CSI:NY last October. He also made a foray into film acting in Josh Gibson's movie The Siamese Connection. For LG Pig: (Musician) Grand Guignol, A Streetcar Named Desire, Fistful Of Love.

Lenore Field

chopsticks Lenore Field has been performing for close to 30 years; 13 in the Triangle. She is a company member with Ghost & Spice Productions. Credits include: Steel Magnolias (Theatre of the American South); Abigail's Party (Party Girl Productions); Miss Firecracker Contest, Agnes of God, Long Days Journey into Night, Shirley Valentine, and Souvenir (Ghost & Spice Productions); A Little Night Music, All's Well That Ends Well, Luminosity (PlayMakers Repertory Company). For LG Pig: The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, The Italian Actress.

Jim Haverkamp

lamp Jim is a filmmaker and freelance video editor whose short films have been shown at dozens of festivals across the country, including Chicago Underground, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and the Maryland Film Festival. For LG Pig: (Director) Rouge et Noir; (Filmmaker) Europe Central, Fistful of Love, Goin' a Buffalo.

Katja Hill

earring Katja has appeared most recently in Orson's Shadow (Deep Dish) and The Last Two Minutes of the Complete Works of Henrik Ibsen (Manbites Dog). Camera credits include Prague Spring and I and I. Katja is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts. For LG Pig: (Actor) Three Sisters (on Ice), ; (Director) Footfalls, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant.

Laine Hindley

button Laine has performed in improvisational comedy across the country, including Dirty South Improv's 24 Live Festival in 2005 and the Del Close Marathon at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater in NYC in 2005 and 2006. For LG Pig: (Actor) A Streetcar Named Desire.

Aneitra Hoggard

balloon Aneitra is a native of Raleigh, NC and goes to Duke University. Fairly new to the acting scene, she has been involved in the arts ranging from her first love, singing, to ballet. Earlier this year she debuted in New Traditions Theater's Scene Tasting in Chekhov's Three Sisters. For LGP: (Actor) Goin' a Buffalo.

Greg Hohn

wishbone ../image Greg has been a member of Transactors Improv since 1989, serving as the company's executive/artistic director since 1996. His other theater work includes performances with Archipelago, Manbites Dog, Shakespeare & Originals, Temple Theatre, the 10x10 Festival (acting and directing), and Long Beach Playhouse. He also works in film, television, radio, and industrial/corporate media (greghohn.net). Greg teaches Applied Improv (AppliedImprovisation.org) in the MBA program at UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School and in academic settings, corporations, and organizations across the country. He has also taught acting and improv in many different venues, including UNC's MFA acting program. Greg graduated from UNC with a degree in English and has written fiction and for stage, radio, and periodicals. For LG Pig: (Actor) Rouge et Noir, Europe Central.

Jane Holding

toy Jane is a native of Smithfield, NC. She graduated from Swarthmore College and Cambridge and Stanford Universities. Credits include: Oldest Living Confederate Widow: A Confession and Sea Moor Dunes (Hillsborough Amateur Theatrical Society). For LG Pig: (Actor) Rockaby, Three Sisters (on Ice), Fistful Of Love.

Emily Hower

key For LGP: (Set Design) Europe Central, Fistful Of Love, Goin' a Buffalo.

Hope Hynes Love

jacks Hope has been a theater educator in the Triangle for 10 years. She is the theater artistic director at East Chapel Hill High School, and held the same position at C.E. Jordan High since 1996. She has appeared as an actress with Burning Coal Theatre, Deep Dish Theater, and Shakespeare & Originals. Hope is co-founder and managing director of First Circle Ensemble Players, a theater company whose mission is to provide novice artists of all ages their first professional experience. Credits as a director include Eye of God (Peace College) and Boy Gets Girl (Deep Dish), both of which were recognized by the News & Observer as top 10 regional productions in 2004. For LG Pig: Three Sisters (on Ice).

Byron Jennings II

Ulu knife Byron is a graduate of NC State University. Acting credits include piece-meal and the parent project (both hands theatre), Permanent Collection (Deep Dish), and Blue (Raleigh Little Theatre). Byron is also a founding member of New Traditions Theatre. For LG Pig: (Actor) The Cherry Orchard, A Streetcar Named Desire, .

Melanie Lois Johnston

chopsticks Melanie is a Durham resident and works for the coolest company in the United States, Burt's Bees in RTP. Melanie is a yoga junkie, foodie, and writer. For LGP: (Actor) Goin' a Buffalo.

Lormarev Jones

wishbone ../image Lormarev is an actor, singer, dancer/choreographer, and stage manager with a B.A. in Theatre and a minor in Dance from Meredith College. Recent credits include columbinus, Poona the Fuckdog and Other Plays for Children, and Bury the Dead (Raleigh Ensemble Players); and All In The Timing (Ghost & Spice). For LG Pig: (Actor) Fistful of Love.

John Justice

starfish John (Board Member, Playwright-In-Residence) is a playwright whose works include Two Sams, Sam/Sara, and How Wisteria Bought the Farm. He is a past awardee of a North Carolina Arts Council playwrighting fellowship and a member of the North Carolina Playwrights Alliance and the Dramatists Guild of America. For LG Pig: (Playwright) Europe Central.

Tamara Kissane

key Tamara made a happy return to North Carolina in March 2006 after many years of moving about the country. She is an actor, playwright, and co-artistic director of both hands theatre company (www.myspace.com/bothhandstheatre). Tamara spends her daytime hours drinking Diet Coke and working as an event planner at the Duke Divinity School. For LG Pig: Europe Central; (Playwright) Up Styx Creek.

Rachel Klem

lamp Rachel is managing director of Ghost & Spice Productions, for which she has directed A Long Day's Journey into Night, Oleanna, Shirley Valentine, and Road to Nirvana and has appeared in Educating Rita and Agnes of God. Rachel has been professionally improvising since she was 18 years old, and can presently be seen performing with Transactors Improv all over the Triangle. She spent seven years in Chicago, where she earned her master's degree in acting from DePaul University's The Theatre School. Rachel is the director of Common Ground Theatre and teaches Introduction to Theatre at NCSU. For LG Pig: (Actor) The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, Rouge et Noir.

Frank Lentricchia

candy Frank is a novelist, editor and literary critic. In the late 80s and early 90s he jumped into theater at Duke, as a co-founder with Jody McAuliffe of Readers Theater, and as an actor in Tom Cole's Medal of Honor Rag, Arsenic and Old Lace, and Yussef el Guindi's An Earful of Lickings. In April of '08, he made a return to theater in a scene from Pinter's One for the Road for a Traction's Wrath of the Superdelegates. His novel, The Italian Actress will be adapted by Jody McAuliffe for LGP's Italian Season. Upcoming as an actor: The Overwhelming (Manbites Dog). For LGP: (Actor) Goin' A Buffalo.

Dana Marks

knife Dana (Managing Director) is a graduate of the American Repertory Theatre/Moscow Art Theatre Institute for Advanced Theater Training and has performed across the U.S., Russia, Italy, and Germany. Credits include: brooms (both hands), The Man Who and The Fall to Earth (Manbites Dog). For LG Pig: (Actor) Ohio Impromptu, Come and Go, Cabaret Berlin, Three Sisters (on Ice), Grand Guignol, In the Doghouse: The Execution of Dostoevsky, A Streetcar Named Desire, Europe Central, Fistful Of Love, Goin' a Buffalo; (Director) Rough for Radio I, Faith Healer, Grand Guignol, My Lovely Suicides, Up Styx Creek, The Italian Actress; (Costume Design) The Cherry Orchard, A Streetcar Named Desire, Fistful Of Love; (Stage Manager) Happy Days.

Tom Marriott

candy Tom is a native of Buffalo, NY, and has been acting and directing in the Triangle for decades. He was a company member of Shakespeare & Originals, where he directed A Mouthfulla Sacco & Vanzetti and Julius Caesar, as well as acted in Crimson and Clover, Hurricane Salad, Cymbeline, Love's Labour's Lost, Prufrock, The Tempest, and the title role in King Lear. Acting credits include Endgame, The Price, and Moon for the Misbegotten (Deep Dish). Directing credits include Abigail's Party and Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (Party Girl). He lives in Chatham County with his wife Alice. For LG Pig: (Actor) Happy Days, Three Sisters (on Ice), My Lovely Suicides, Rouge et Noir, Fistful Of Love; (Director) The Jewish Wife, Grand Guignol, In the Dog House: The Execution of Dostoevsky.

Bart Matthews

Ulu knife Bart currently plays in the scintillating Americana duo The Watercallers. As an actor, he appeared in Manbites Dog's Back of the Throat. For LG Pig: (Musician) Grand Guignol, A Streetcar Named Desire, Rouge et Noir, Fistful Of Love.

Jody McAuliffe

shard Jody is a director, writer, and translator. Former National Endowment for the Arts Directing Fellow at the Mark Taper Forum and member of the Directing Workshop for Women at the American Film Institute, she has developed and directed new plays at theaters across the country, including South Coast Repertory, Mark Taper Forum, Sundance Institute, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Burning Coal Theater, and Manbites Dog Theater. Jody has adapted a number of works including Don DeLillo's Mao II and translated plays from the Russian. Her first novel, My Lovely Suicides, is due out in 2007 from Ravenna Press, and her short fiction has appeared in Literary Imagination, Southwest Review, and South Atlantic Quarterly. With a joint appointment in theatre studies and Slavic and Eurasian studies at Duke University, she is a recipient of Duke's Trinity College Distinguished Teaching Award and a graduate of the Yale School of Drama. For LG Pig: (Director) Grand Guignol; (Playwright) My Lovely Suicides, The Italian Actress.

Gregor McElvogue

button Gregor is a British national who grew up in Singapore and trained at London's Central School of Speech and Drama. He holds a BA in drama and film as well as an MBA. Credits include: Lilies, Oleanna, Lend Me a Tenor, A People's History of the US, and 1776. Gregor appears in Agafya, a film by Christian McIllwain, and has narrated Antarctica: A Storybook Album by the band The Never. For LG Pig: (Actor) Three Sisters (on Ice), In the Doghouse: The Execution of Dostoevsky, My Lovely Suicides.

Emma Nadeau

balloon Emma has participated in all aspects of theatre from a young age: acting, choreographing, directing, stage managing, teaching, producing, and generally enjoying. She got her BA from Oberlin, where she majored in biology and spent all of her time doing theater. For LG Pig: (Actor) Europe Central;(Stage Manager) In the Doghouse: The Execution of Dostoevsky, Europe Central.

Jay O'Berski

barrette Jay (Artistic Director). Acting credits include: Thom Pain: Based on Nothing, Dying City (Manbites Dog), Ancient History (Glass House), Three Movements (Duke Players), The Woman in the Attic (Archipelago), Julius Caesar (Shakespeare & Originals), piece-meal (both hands). Directing credits include: The Man Who, Shopping and Fucking, Back of the Throat (Manbites Dog); Faust and Love's Labour's Lost (Shakespeare & Originals); Klownmakbeth (Wendell Theatre); I Am My Own Wife, Child of Hungry Times, and Misterioso (Duke Players). Jay is an associate director of Manbites Dog Theater, teaches acting at Duke University, and is a graduate of the Moscow Art Theatre School (MFA in acting). For LG Pig: (Director) Happy Days, Ohio Impromptu, Three Sisters (on Ice), The Cherry Orchard, A Streetcar Named Desire, Rouge et Noir, Europe Central, Fistful Of Love, Goin' a Buffalo; (Actor) Faith Healer,Grand Guignol, In the Doghouse: The Execution of Dostoevsky, My Lovely Suicides.

Michael O'Foghludha

horseshoe Michael (Board Chair). Credits include: At the Vanishing Point (Manbites Dog); Julius Caesar, Faust, and The Tempest (Shakespeare & Originals); Bent, Never the Sinner, and That Evening Sun (REP); Juno & the Paycock, A Doll's House, Romeo & Juliet, and Tartuffe (Burning Coal). For LG Pig: (Actor) Rough for Theatre I, The Jewish Wife, Faith Healer, Three Sisters (on Ice), Grand Guignol, In the Doghouse: The Execution of Dostoevsky, Rouge et Noir; (Director) The Island.

Andy Parks


Andrew is a software engineer by day and a lighting designer by night, Andy's designs have been seen in Dying City and The Pillowman (Manbites Dog); Beyond Belief and The Drawer Boy (Ghost and Spice); Radio Gals, Candide, I Hate Hamlet, and Mother Hicks (Raleigh Little Theatre). He co-designed @ liberty with Steve Tell for bothhands theatre company at Liberty Warehouse. Andy is also a guest artist at Durham Academy Upper School. He is Technical Director at Long Leaf Opera and designed the lighting for the Blitzstein/Weill Cabaret and Argento's delightful A Water Bird Talk at the 2008 Opera Festival in Chapel Hill. For LGP: (Lighting Design) Goin' a Buffalo, The Island.

Elizabeth Phillips

candy Elizabeth is a student at UNC-CH double majoring in Dramatic Art and English. Recent acting credits include: Dead Man Walking, Balm in Gilead, The Lady from the Sea (UNC Mainstage), Cymbeline, Julius Caesar, The Jewish Wife, Happy New Years from Hell (Delta Boys). She has served as UNC's Playwriting Studio producer for two years. This summer she will be studying at the MXAT Stanislavsky Summer School at Cambridge. For LG Pig: (Actor) Fistful Of Love.

Nicole Quenelle

chopsticks Nicole is an actor, writer, yogi, and aspiring movement teacher. She has trained with some inspiring acting and movement teachers in North Carolina and New York, including Anne Bogart and Saratoga International Theater Institute (Siti Company - NYC). Nicole has appeared with Shakespeare & Originals, both hands, Dog & Pony Show, Deep Dish Theater, Flying Machine, Burning Coal, Peace College, Arts NC State, ArtsCenter, Streetsigns, and her own Self-Induced Theater Project. In 2007, she will be teaching movement workshops for actors and other expressive types. She is web writer/dramaturg for the LG Pig web site. For LG Pig: (Actor) Come and Go, Cabaret Berlin, Grand Guignol, In the Doghouse: The Execution of Dostoevsky.

Adrienne Quick-Wright

toy Adrienne (Board Member) is a native of Durham and loves being "behind the scenes" of local theatrical productions. When not rehearsing lines with her hubby (fellow LGP member LaMark Wright) she enjoys doing "girl stuff" with her daughter or planning social events. Adrienne holds an M.B.A. from N.C. Central University and coordinates meetings and conferences for a local non-profit during the day.

Rajeev Rajendran

jacks Rajeev is a writer who studied drama at NC School of the Arts. Acting credits include: The Elephant Man, Happy New Year From Hell (Delta Boys); Quad (Single Shot Productions). For LG Pig: (Actor) Fistful Of Love.

Lamont Reed

earring Lamont has been living in the Triangle for the past five years. When not day-jobbing, he is generally rehearsing for or performing in a show. He has great aspirations to attend grad school in the fall of 2008 and wants to eventually become a theatre scholar. For LG Pig: (Actor) The Cherry Orchard, A Streetcar Named Desire, Rouge et Noir, Europe Central, Fistful Of Love, Goin' a Buffalo.

Lucius Robinson

shard Lucius is a Delta Boy and a student at UNC-Chapel Hill. Acting credits include: The Pillowman, A People's History Of The United States (Manbites Dog Theater); Loose Lips Sink Ships, Julius Caesar, Faust, The Tempest (Shakespeare and Originals); Hamlet, The Love Song Of J. Robert Oppenheimer(Burning Coal); The Rivals, The Cancer Chronicles (DeepDish); The Lonesome West, Howie The Rookie, The Stonewater Rapture (Delta Boys); Skylight(Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy). Directorial credits include: The Elephant Man, A Happy New Years From Hell (Delta Boys); Cymbeline, Quad (SSTC). He has trained at the Guthrie Theatre BFA program, RADA and the Dell'Arte School of Physical Theatre. For LG Pig: (Actor) Grand Guignol, A Streetcar Named Desire, Rouge et Noir, Europe Central, Fistful Of Love.

Adam Sampieri

toy Adam is a native of northern New Jersey and a graduate of Duke University, where he received a BA in English and his certification in secondary teaching from the State of North Carolina in 2003. Acting credits include: The Man Who, Trust, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, The Who's Tommy, The Cmpleat Wrks of Wilm. Shkpr. (Abridged), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and The Donkey Show: A Midsummer Night's Disco (NC premiere). Adam has achieved distinction as a director for Hangman (a 2004 Independent Weekly Best Production), Godspell, and Two Rooms. His plays Table Work, Project Perception, The Cure, and Holidaze have been performed in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Adam is also a songwriter and founding member of the alan davis band and Mojo Train. For LG Pig: (Actor) Three Sisters (on Ice), In the Doghouse: The Execution of Dostoevsky; (Director) Eh, Joe; (Sound Design) The Island..

Meredith Sause

chopsticks Meredith has performed on stage in holding pattern (Both Hands); The Good Person of Setzuan; Lobby Hero (Deep Dish), Ctrl-ALT-Delete (Blue Monday), Vincent (Dorrie Casey), Sam/Sara (John Justice-Tom Maxwell), Loose Lips Sink Ships, La Ronde (Dog & Pony Show), Prufrock; Cymbeline (Shakespeare & Originals), Rosmersholm; The Complete Word of God Abridged (Open Door), A Doll's House (Burning Coal), Sweet Nothing in My Ear (Cleveland Signstage), Hands Tell Stories; Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Nat'l Theatre of the Deaf). TV and film credits include: One Tree Hill, Dirt Fight, The JP, Fight Circle, and Nat'l Lampoon's: The Trouble with Frank. Meredith has trained at the NC School of the Arts, the National Theatre of the Deaf, D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth Theatre, and SITI Company 2007. For LG Pig: (Actor) The Bitter Tears Of Petra Von Kant, Europe Central.

Steffon Sharpless

candy Steffon has a BA in Communications from UNC-Chapel Hill and is a contractor in the mental health field. After a twenty year hiatus he has returned to his long, lost love: theatre. He recently appeared inWine in the Wilderness (New Traditions). For LG Pig: (Actor) Goin' a Buffalo.

Dierde Shipman

starfish Dierde has designed costumes for piece-meal and brooms* a play about saying yes (both hands) as well as The Fall to Earth and At the Vanishing Point (Manbites Dog). For LG Pig: (Actor) Footfalls, Grand Guignol, Europe Central.

Eddy Shipman

lamp Eddy has been acting in the Shakespeare/Barnum tradition throughout North America for nearly 40 years. He has plied his proletarian skill in the trades for several local theatre companies, including the cryptic Durham Savoyards and the plucky both hands theatre. His last actual legitimate public performance was an uncredited appearance in the 1994 film The Cowboy Way. For LG Pig: (Actor) In the Doghouse: The Execution of Dostoevsky.

Jordan Smith

jacks Jordan (Board Member) is a retired UNC professor who has appeared in hundreds of Triangle productions over the years. Recent appearances include The Tempest, Cymbeline, Love's Labour's Lost, and Hurricane Salad (Shakespeare & Originals); White People and The Miser (StreetSigns); Tomorrowland (Manbites Dog); An Inspector Calls and Eye of God (Peace College). Jordan is an artistic director of Ghost & Spice Productions. For LG Pig: (Actor) A Streetcar Named Desire.

Michael Smith

key Michael (Playwright-In-Residence) is the author of A Mouthfulla Sacco & Vanzetti, Hurricane Salad, and Life, Love, Cows. For LG Pig: (Playwright) In the Doghouse: The Execution of Dostoevsky, Europe Central; (Director) Rough for Theatre I.

Geraud Staton

jacks Geraud is an actor and set designer, and is one of the founding members of New Traditions Theatre. Acting credits include: Wine in the Wilderness, and Native Son (NTT). Set designs include Wine in the Wilderness (NTT), the parent project (both hands) and The Pillowman (Manbites Dog). For LG Pig: (Actor) The Cherry Orchard, In the Doghouse: The Execution of Dostoevsky, A Streetcar Named Desire.

Steve Tell

knife Steve (Lighting Designer-In-Residence) is an electrical engineer and IC chip designer in Chapel Hill by day. After hours, he enjoys working with other creative people to conjure magic in the theatre. Recent lighting designs include: Abigail's Party (Party Girl), Brilliant Traces (Self-Induced Theatre Project), Ancient History (Glass House), A Moon for the Misbegotten and Private Lives (Deep Dish Theater), and Faust and The Tempest (Shakespeare and Originals). Steve's interests outside the theatre include dancing Argentine tango and writing free software. For LG Pig: (Lighting Design) Happy Days, Three Sisters (on Ice), The Cherry Orchard, Grand Guignol, In the Doghouse: The Execution of Dostoevsky, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, A Streetcar Named Desire, My Lovely Suicides, Europe Central, Fistful Of Love, Up Styx Creek; (Actor) Europe Central.

Shana Tucker-Williams

horseshoe Shana is originally from New York and transplanted to the Triangle in 2003. Her current full-time hustle is in freelance graphic designer. She lives in Knightdale with her husband, Vaughn, and boys, Sebastian & Nasir. For LG Pig: (Musician) Europe Central.

G. Douglas Vuncannon

Ulu knife Doug is a visual artist and composer who has worked as a freelance photographer and writer. His short experimental documentary films have been screened at numerous film festivals in the United States and Canada. In 2000, the Durham Arts Council awarded him an Emerging Artist Grant. His photography and writings have appeared in The Independent Weekly, Practical Ontology, and Cincinnati CityBeat. He teaches photography at the Center for Documentary Studies. For LG Pig: (Filmmaker, Composer) The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, Europe Central.

Chaunesti Webb Lyon

key Chaunesti is a proud Durham native who has worked with many area Triangle theater companies. Credits include: Beautiful Thing (Raleigh Ensemble Players), The Story (Raleigh Little Theater), and Sonnets for an Old Century (Manbites Dog). She also appeared as the "Blue Legged Girl" in the independent film Anyuta and on television in Nuestro Barrio. Chaunesti has a BA in communications studies from UNC-G and is currently working towards her MFA in Contemporary Performance at Naropa University in Boulder, CO. For LG Pig: (Actor) Cabaret Berlin, The Cherry Orchard, Grand Guignol, Goin' a Buffalo.

Wil Weldon

balloon Born and reared in Thomasville, NC, he spent four years at Duke University before leaving Durham in 1997 for the Left Coast. Back again and loving the Triangle's treasures, Wil has recently completed a Master's degree in Journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill and works as a freelance videojournalist. His last completed documentary is My Brother a Muslim and he's currently working on a new profile documentary of Reynolds Price. For LGP: (Actor) Goin' a Buffalo.

Kit Wienert

wishbone ../image Kit (Board Member) is a native of Baltimore, graduate of Bard College, and resident of Chapel Hill who works as a writer and web content manager for RTI International. He has written and published five books of poems and composed music for theater productions by Shakespeare & Originals, Deep Dish, Burning Coal, Open Door, and Manbites Dog. For LG Pig: (Actor/Director) Cascando.

Allen Wilcox

candy Allen (Board Member) has a long history in theater dating back to a deeply-felt PTA recitation of Antonio at age nine. Most fans agree that his thespian high-water mark was a series of Halloween shows on Watts Street in which (miraculously) none of the actors was permanently injured. He now contents himself with encouraging the talent of those who have some. His day job is as an epidemiologist.

Claire Wilcox

shard Claire (Board Member) Claire's third-grade recitation of "Trees" by Joyce Kilmer launched a spotty theatrical career that includes bumbling lines in a junior high school play and providing backstage work for several Watts Street Halloween productions. Ever the cheerleader, she has long enjoyed supporting the thespian activities of her parents in community theatre and prefers contributing offstage to the highly talented local troupes. She practices radiology most days.

Owen Williams

horseshoe For LGP: (Actor) Goin' a Buffalo.

LaMark Wright

button LaMark (Board Member) credits include: Ceremonies in Dark Old Men (Shaw Players Inc.),parent project (both hands theatre), Tupelo (Arts Center). LaMark lives in Durham with his wife Adrienne and daughter Sydni. Fall of 2008 he will tour with the Rags to Riches theatre troupe. For LG Pig: (Actor) The Cherry Orchard, In the Doghouse: The Execution of Dostoevsky, Fistful Of Love, The Island.