KC Rep produces show based around legendary Indian chief



Runs April 28-May 28, 2017 at Copaken Stage

Cast & Creative Team Overview

AMY ATTAWAY* (Evan) KCRep: debut. Local: Photograph 51, M. Butterfly (Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre); I’m Not Rappaport, Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Kansas City Actors Theatre); Justice in the Embers, Equus, …Some Girls, Fool For Love (The Living Room Theatre); Hair, Sordid Lives (Mind’s Eye Theatre); Flowers in the Wardrobe (Whim Productions), The Ballad of Lefty and Crabbe, The Grave (KC Fringe Festival). Regional: Pies from the Porn Kitchen (Card Table Productions/Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence); The Nervous Set Concert (Lawrence Arts Center). International: Bedtime Solos (Central Standard Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Film: META (Web Series). Education: The University of Kansas. AEA Member

CHRISTOPHER REED BROWN (Ca) KCRep: debut. New York: Macbeth (Park Ave Armory, Kenneth Branagh, director); Romeo and Juliet (Romeo, Occupy Verona); Othello (Othello, No Stone Theatre Company); Uniform Justice (Intersections International, Fringe Festival); Romeo and Juliet (The Gym at Judson); Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet (Shakespeare in the Square). Regional: The Matchmaker, Richard III (People’s Light Theatre). TV & Film: Mysteries of Laura (co-star), Zachary Romero. Training: BFA, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts; Stella Adler Conservatory and Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Christopherr-brown.com

JASON CHANOS* (Rebel Shaw) KCRep: The Invisible Hand, Roof of the World, A Christmas Carol, The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Local: Anthony & Cleopatra, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Richard III, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Measure for Measure, Love’s Labour’s Lost (Heart of America Shakespeare Festival); Fully Committed(Unicorn); Whale (The Coterie). Regional: Crimes of the Heart, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Bus Stop (Rubicon Theatre); The Tempest, Ubu Roi (A Noise Within); 1001 (Theatre at Boston Court); The Uneasy Chair (Ensemble); The Merchant of Venice (Denver Center Theatre Company); Henry V (Utah Shakespeare Festival). TV: “Cold Case”; “Numbers”. Mr. Chanos is also the Associate Artistic Director at the Kansas City Rep. AEA Member

ROSEANNE SUPERNAULT* (Journey) KCRep: debut. Regional: Where the Blood Mixes (Rubaboo Arts Festival); Dreary & Izzy (Persephone Theatre / Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company (Saskatoon), Western Canada Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Eva O. Howard Theatre). Awards: SAT Awards nominee (2014); American Indian Film Festival: nominee (2014), recipient (2011, 2013); Alberta Film & TV Awards: nominee (2012), Best Actress, recipient (2011), recipient (2010). Film: Maina (directed by Michel Poulette), Rhymes for Young Ghouls (directed by Jeff Barnaby), The Northlander (directed by Benjamin Ross Jayden), Neither Wolf Nor Dog (directed by Steven Lewis Simpson), Juliana and the Medicine Fish (directed by Jeremy Torrie), Every Emotion Costs (directed by Darlene Naponse) Television: Blackstone (directed by Ron E. Scott), Jamestown (directed by Paul Wilmshurst), Doomsday Prophecy (directed by Jason Bourque). Education: Victoria School of Performing and Visual Arts, The Actor’s Foundry.  AEA Member


SAM PINKLETON (Director) KCRep: HAIR Retrospection. Broadway: Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812; Amélie; Significant Other; Machinal; Heisenberg. Off-Broadway: Roundabout, Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons, BAM, Soho Rep, Theatre for a New Audience, Theatreworks USA. Regional: Center Theatre Group, Berkeley Rep, American Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, McCarter Theatre. Sam is a collaborating artist with The Civilians, Pig Iron Theatre Company, and The Dance Cartel. He is Artistic Associate for New York City Center’s Encores Off-Center Series, where he recently directed Runaways. www.sampinkleton.com


LARISSA FASTHORSE (Playwright) Larissa Fasthorse is a Native-American playwright and choreographer from the Sicangu Lakota Nation. Her produced plays include Average Family, Teaching Disco Square Dancing to Our Elders: A Class Presentation and Cherokee Family Reunion. Fasthorse was awarded the National Endowment for the Arts Distinguished New Play Development Project Grant, the AATE Distinguished Play Award, William Inge Center for the Arts Playwriting Residency, Sundance Institute-Ford Foundation Fellowship, Aurand Harris Fellowship and numerous Ford Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts grants. She is published with Dramatic Publishing and Plays for Young Audiences. In her spare time, Fasthorse returns to her previous life as a ballet dancer through choreography.

The design and production team includes:                                                                                                                     APRIL ELIZABETH BREWER* (Production Stage Manager), ANTJE ELLERMANN (Scenic Design), GRETCHEN HALLE (Costume Design), MICHELLE HARVEY (Lighting Design), STOWE NELSON (Sound Design), RASHEEDAT BADEJO (Assistant Director), and DALTON PIERCE (Research Assistant). *AEA Member

What Would Crazy Horse Do? begins April 28 at Copaken Stage and runs through May 28. For tickets and information contact the KCRep Box Office at 816.235.2700 or http://kcrep.org/new-works-2016

About Kansas City Repertory Theatre

Kansas City Repertory Theatre, one of the nation’s oldest and most respected regional theaters, is the center of a great theatre town. KCRep produces theatrical excellence, creating and sharing stories at the center of our nation’s creative crossroads. KCRep’s mission is to advance the art form while cultivating passionate audiences, artists, and advocates to invest in our region’s creative future. We build community by connecting people through productions and outreach that educate, entertain, challenge and inspire. Lauded by The Wall Street Journal, TIME magazine, Variety and The Toronto Sun, KCRep produces mainstage plays and special events at Spencer Theatre, where it serves as the professional theatre in residence at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), and Copaken Stage located in downtown Kansas City. KCRep employs more than 250 professional artists, technicians and administrators, and serves more than 100,000 patrons and 12,000 school children annually. Kansas City Repertory Theatre is led by Artistic Director Eric Rosen and Executive Director Angela Lee Gieras.

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