FROM CRAZY WONDERFUL – TO POIGNANT – TO COMPLETELY ABSURD!
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Naomi has been affiliated with many theater and dance organizations on Cape Cod, throughout New England and in Florida. Her teaching credits include Wellesley College, the Jeannette Neill Dance Studio, Boston, the Academy of Performing Arts as well as San Carlos School of Dance, Brazil.
Naomi recently received two proclamations from the Massachusetts House of Representatives, the first for “Woman of the Year” award from the Lower Cape Business and Professional Women’s organization, the second as recipient of “Leadership in the Arts Award” from the Arts foundation of Cape Cod for her work as visionary and founding president of the Chatham Orpheum Theater. She also received Congressional Recognition by the U.S. House of Representatives and was honored as Grand Marshall of the Chatham Independence Day Parade in 2015.
With a strong commitment to social justice, Naomi has collaborated on many arts projects addressing social justice issues and has been recognized in that regard by the Mass Cultural Council and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.
Naomi has been teaching for over 50 years, is a pioneer in combining social justice work with the arts, She lives in Chatham with her husband, David Veach, and their two French bulldogs, Isaac Bad-Boy and Inspector Clouseau.
Founding Director and President, Studio 878 Trust, a non-profit organization whose mission includes providing funding for young dance and theater students
Co-founder of Chance to Dance Scholarship program for young dancers
Founding President, Chatham Orpheum Theater
Founding President, True Confections, Inc. dba Chatham Candy Manor
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Wilderness Sarchild is an expressive arts therapist, poet, playwright, and grandmother of six. Her poems have been published in numerous anthologies / literary journals and she has won awards for her poetry and play writing from Veterans for Peace, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Chicago’s Side Project Theatre Company, and the Joe Gouveia WOMR National Poetry Competition. She is the author of a full length poetry collection,Old Women Talking, published by Passager Books.
For over 30 years, Wilderness has been creating ensemble performances highlighting peace and justice concerns including racism, gender issues, sexism, anti-semitism, and modern day slavery. Many of these public performances involved actors who often had no performance background.
Wilderness has long been a source for and supporter of the creative arts on the Cape. For many years she offered a free and open weekly movement forum called Pure Pleasure of Movement; co-led, with Naomi Turner, Lifedance Theater workshops for individuals to share their life stories through the expressive arts; and leads expressive arts therapy groups to create empowered, compassionate and politically aware citizens.
Wilderness is 71 years old, lives in a cottage in the woods in Brewster, MA, with her husband, poet Chuck Madansky. They are surrounded by wild neighbors that include turkeys, coyote, fox, deer, squirrels, giant snapping turtles, and birds.
Dani Davis is an Emmy award winning writer, director, and a Tony nominated Broadway producer. Broadway Producing credits: Little Women - the musical (Tony nom, Drama Desk nom), The Lonesome West (4 Tony noms). National tour credits: Little Women, Billy Elliot (Helen Hayes Award), Dreamworks’ Shrek the musical, The Wedding Singer, & Flashdance. Dani created and produced the television series Girl Starter with Al Roker for Discovery. Dani co-wrote, directed, and won an Emmy for Handel's Messiah Rocks (7 Emmy noms), for PBS & Sony starring the Boston Pops. She choreographed Kenny Rogers, A Christmas Gift (Hallmark). She is directing an immersive theatrical experience, Avalona, with the makers of Transiberean Orchestra. Cape Rep Theatre directing/choreography: The Full Monty, UMPO: Summer Blockbusters,Mamma Mia, Xanadu. Her song co-written with Grammy Winner Jason Howland, Love at Christmastime with the Broadway cast of Beautiful, went to #10 on the holiday charts, 2017. She is the proud mother of Noah and Nina. A graduate of Duke University, she lives in New York City and on Cape Cod, and is thrilled to be at WHAT.
Music & Arrangements
Malcolm Granger is a multi-instrumentalist and has performed throughout the U.S. and Canada. A busy composer and arranger, his music can be heard on radio and television. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, he has appeared with Della Reese, Bob Hope, Rebecca Parris and Dan Hicks among others.
Beautiful, The Carole King Musical
Jekyll & Hyde
Binnie and Clyde
The Lonesome West
The Civil War
The Scarlet Pimpernel
As a student at Brandeis, Joanne Peros Sinerate persuaded the University to create a degree in Theater and Education – which had previously been separate courses. The heads of the Departments agreed to merge, and Joanne has used those lessons all her life. Among her accomplishments, she taught Theater & Movement in the Waltham Schools, worked for the Reagle Players (Adult & Youth), and founded and operated the Studio of Creative Movement for 34 years. It is now in its 43rd year, and 3rd generation of dance. Upon moving to Cape Cod, she initiated the Dennis Rec Dance Program, taught dance and theater in public schools and in arts centers Cape-wide. Recently, Joanne was director/ choreographer for Yarmouth Middle School productions in addition to choreographing for numerous adult musicals. She is very proud to have been a small part of "Wrinkles" since its inception!
Alison has numerous regional, Broadway and off-Broadway credits, and has performed throughout the country and abroad. She has been an Associate Artist with Obie-Award winning The Civilians since 2002, and was an original collaborator on their long-running hit Gone Missing, and the critically acclaimed This Beautiful City. Also an Associate of the London Film School, she is developing several projects, including a screen adaptation of Thomas H. Cook’s The Last Talk with Lola Faye. Her play, Boundless, premiered at Cape Rep in 2017. She currently teaches documentary theatre at The New School in New York, and is the Development Associate at Cape Rep. BA, Harvard; MFA, UCSD.
Orchestrations, Musical Direction, Additional Arrangements
Peter Hodgson hails from Sacramento, California but now lives in New York City working as a freelance writer and music director. He attended NYU where he received both his BA in Music Theory and Composition and MFA in Musical Theatre Writing. Since graduating, he has written for a wide range of projects including the original music for Boundless and has music-directed around the U.S. and Internationally. Recent local credits include Billy Elliott, Mamma Mia!, and The Full Monty at Cape Rep.
Owain Rhys Davies
Owain Rhys Davies is an actor/director/choreographer from Wales who trained at Sir
Paul McCartney’s Institute of Performing Arts. Whilst in the UK Owain directed and
choreographed new work for such companies as The Wales Millennium Centre, Na’Nog
Theatre, Sherman Theatre, The Eisteddfod, and was one of of the main judges on both
seasons of Wales’s dance television show DanceTastic on S4C. Owain has worked with
such choreographers as Rob Ashford, Arlene Phillips, and Anthony Van Laast on
London West End shows such as Mamma Mia!, The Wizard of Oz, By Jeeves, as well as A
Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at The Royal National Theatre. He has toured
the world with various productions such as Imagine This, Grease, Abigail’s Party, The Lion, The
Witch, and the Wardrobe, Under Milk Wood, Fiddler on the Roof, and last year wrote and
starred in the one man show This, That, and The Other at the Rockwell Table and Stage in LA.
Owain was involved with the original productions of UMPO Jurassic Park and UMPO Stranger
Things, for which he won the Stage Scene LA Award, at the Rockwell Table and Stage in Los
Angeles and directed the world premiere of UMPO Summer Blockbuster at the Cape Rep
Nicky Carbone (Production Stage Manager) is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association. Favorite credits include: Five Times in One Night, Raging Skillet (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre), Cabaret (Moonbox Productions), Gypsy (Lyric Stage Company), 42nd Street, Show Boat, Crazy For You, …Millie, Carousel (Reagle Music Theatre), In The Heights, Mary Poppins, A Year With Frog and Toad (Wheelock Family Theatre), She Loves Me, The Mystery of Irma Vep (MMAS), Eurydice, Our Town (ACT), August: Osage County (CCT).