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Heroes of the Fourth Turning Design

Laura Jellinek (Scenic Designer). Playwrights: The Treasurer, Marjorie Prime,Your Mother’s Copy…, A Life (Lortel and Hewes award). Broadway: Oklahoma! (Tony and Drama Desk nominations, Obie Award), Sea Wall / A Life, Marvin’s Room. Off-Broadway: Queens, The Wolves (LCT); Mary Jane (NYTW), Rags Parkland… (Ars Nova); The Antipodes, Everybody (Signature); The Mad Ones, The Debate Society. Regional: Yale Rep, OSF, Williamstown, Guthrie. Opera: OTSL, Boston Lyric, Opera Philadelphia. Obie for Sustained Excellence in Design. MFA, NYU.

Sarafina Bush (Costume Designer). Playwrights debut. Off-Broadway: Broadway Bounty Hunter (Greenwich House), Plot Points, Pass Over (LCT3). Regional: Not Medea and Grace, or The Art of Climbing (Art House Productions); The White Dress (Araca Project), One Flea Spare (Playhouse Creatures), This Time (Rising Circle), Good Men Wanted (Arena Stage), Couriers and Contrabands (Barrow Group), Why You Beasting? (New York Rep). Associate and assistant costume design credits on and off Broadway. Education: BFA, Adelphi University.

Isabella Byrd (Lighting Designer). Playwrights: The Thanksgiving Play. Other Off-Broadway: The Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (NYTW, Obie Award), "Daddy" A Melodrama (Vineyard/New Group), Continuity (MTC), Plano (Clubbed Thumb), The Hello Girls (Prospect, 59E59), The Slow Room (Annie Dorsen), Everybody (Juilliard), Sundown Yellow Moon (Ars Nova/WP). Select Regional: The Tale of Despereaux (Old Globe), Seascape (ACT) Tell Me I'm Not Crazy, Member of the Wedding and Artney Jackson (Williamstown), Angels in America co-design (Actors Theatre of Louisville). isabellabyrd.design

Justin Ellington (Sound Designer). Broadway: Other Desert Cities. Off Broadway: The Rolling Stone, Pass Over, Pipeline, (Lincoln Center); Mrs Murray’s Menagerie (ArsNova); The House That Will Not Stand, Fetch Clay Make Man (NYTW); He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box, The Winter’s Tale (TFANA). Additional: Floyd’s (Guthrie); Father Comes Home from the Wars, How to Catch Creation (Goodman); Familiar (Steppenwolf); As You Like It (Stratford Shakespeare Festival); The American Clock (The Old Vic).

J. David Brimmer (Fight Director). Playwrights debut. (Fight Master SAFD) Broadway: Be More Chill, Spring Awakening, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Grace, Speed the Plow, Thérèse Raquin, Long Day’s Journey into Night. NY Premieres: Socrates, Fairview, Pass Over, Hangmen, Is God Is, Yen, Gloria, An Octoroon, The Whipping Man, We are Proud to Present, Blasted, Bethany, Blackbird, Bug, Killer Joe. “Walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone.” G. Fox

Jenny Kennedy (Production Stage Manager). Playwrights: The Thanksgiving Play. Broadway: The King and I, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Red. Off-Broadway: We Are The Tigers (Theatre 80), In The Body of the World (MTC), Office Hour (The Public), The Wedge Horse (Fault Line Theatre), A Minister’s Wife, When I Come To Die (Lincoln Center Theater). Regional: Trans Scripts (A.R.T.), The Lion In Winter (Two River Theater). 13 seasons with Chautauqua Theater Company.

Madolyn Friedman (Assistant Stage Manager). Playwrights: A Strange Loop, If Pretty Hurts…, The Thanksgiving Play. Regional: The Cake, Memoirs of a Forgotten Man, We Will Not Be Silent, Welcome to Fear City, Not Medea (CATF); Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty (Boston Ballet). Education: BFA Stage & Production Management, Emerson College. Madolyn is thrilled to return to Playwrights after completing her fellowship last season. She would like to thank her family, Jenny & Ryan, and everyone at Playwrights Horizons.