About Vegas Theatre Company:
Vegas Theatre Company is one of Las Vegas’ most distinguished and beloved theatre companies. Since 2002 they have presented new works and neglected classics to Las Vegas audiences from their home at Art Square Theatre in downtown Las Vegas. VTC tells stories that bring us together.
SUZANNE BRADBEER (Playwright) Plays include: Confederates (TheatreWorks Silicon Valley – seven Bay Area Critics Circle nominations including Best Production, Kilroy’s Honorable Mention); Naked Influence (Capital Rep); The God Game (Pulitzer nomination, over a dozen productions); and Full Bloom (Barrington Stage, Hudson Stage, etc.). Publishers: Samuel French, Playscripts, Applause Books, HowIRound, many anthologies by Smith & Kraus. A personal highlight for Ms. Bradbeer was her work as a dramaturg for Arthur Miller and Jim Houghton on Signature Theatre Company’s production of The American Clock.
GIOVANNA SARDELLI (TheatreWorks Artistic Associate and Director of New Works) was born and raised in Las Vegas. Before moving to NYC to attend New York University’s Graduate Acting Program, she attended University of Nevada, Las Vegas and was to be inducted into their Hall of Fame this past April (but…). Sardelli’s many directing credits at TheatreWorks include the March 2020 Northern California Premiere of They Promised Her the Moon, as well as Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph’s Archduke (2019), FINKS (2018), The Velocity of Autumn and Crimes of the Heart (2016), Joseph’s The Lake Effect (2015), Somewhere by Matthew Lopez (2013), and the World Premiere of Joseph’s The North Pool (2011). She is an award-winning director who has worked on numerous plays by Rajiv Joseph including the world premiere of Archduke (Mark Taper Forum) and Guards at the Taj (Geffen Playhouse; 2016 Ovation Award for Best Production of a Play) and the World Premiere of the Obie Award Winning play Describe The Night (Alley Theatre, Atlantic Theater Company in NYC). She has directed world premieres of plays by Theresa Rebeck, Lynn Rosen, Joe Gilford, Jeff Augustine, Lauren Yee, Zayd Dohrn, Melissa Ross, Lila Rose Kaplan, Matthew Lopez, and Zoe Kazan among others. Sardelli is set to direct TheatreWorks’s upcoming productions of It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play in December 2020 and Nan and the Lower Body in July 2021.
PATRICK PAGE (Tony) Broadway: Hadestown (Tony nom.,Grammy Award), Saint Joan, Casa Valentina, A Time to Kill, Cyrano De Bergerac, Spider-Man, Man for All Seasons, The Grinch, Julius Caesar, Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Kentucky Cycle. Regional: Associate Artist of the Old Globe, and The Shakespeare Theater of DC: roles include Malvolio, Cyrano, Iago, Macbeth, Coriolanus, Prospero, etc. Originated the roles of Frollo in Hunchback of Notre Dame (La Jolla Playhouse) and Apis in Rajiv Joseph’s Archduke (Mark Taper Forum). TV includes Evil, Elementary, NCIS New Orleans, Chicago PD, Madame Secretary, The Blacklist, Law and Order SVU and Flesh and Bone. Follow on Twitter and Instagram at @pagepatrick. patrickpageonline.com.
NICAN ROBINSON (Mike/Nelson) Regional theatrical credits include Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Last Tiger in Haiti (Joseph u/s), Artist Repertory Theatre’s Cuba Libre (Yuorquis/Ensemble), Sundance Theater Lab’s The Black Lady Authority (Greenleaf) and The Greatest (LaDuke), Kansas City Repertory’s Brother Toad (Chris). His local theater credits include Crowded Fire Theater’s The Shipment (DD Desmond/Desmond) and SF Playground’s Abominable (Fate). His Film and TV credits include 13 Reasons Why, The Filth, and Thunder Road.
MELISSA WOLFKLAIN (Colette) is excited to return to TheatreWorks after playing Mary Bennet in the world premiere musical, Pride & Prejudice. Previously, she was seen in many New Works Festivals and the world premiere of Tinyard Hill. Some of her favorite Bay Area appearances: Joan - Dames at Sea (TBA Award), Phoebe - A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Fanny Brice - Funny Girl (TBA nomination) and Kathy Selden - Singin' in the Rain (SFBATCC Award) Instagram - @melissawolfklain www.melissawolfklain.com
ADRIENNE KAORI WALTERS (Merrie Jo) is thrilled to be back at TheatreWorks, where she was last seen as Emma in The Language Archive. Past credits: Molly Aster in Peter and the Starcatcher (TheatreWorks), Blasted (Shotgun Players), Our Practical Heaven (Aurora Theatre), Spring Awakening (Center REP). She has a BA in Anthropology, a minor in Classics, and practices archaeology abroad. Love to her family, and as always for dad and Brian. More info at www.adriennewalters.com
KAREN ZIEMBA (Margot) has appeared in eleven Broadway shows. She received the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critic Circle Award for her performance in Contact at Lincoln Center Theatre. Also, on Broadway and beyond she’s garnered three Tony nominations, The Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Bay Area Theatre Critics, and Joseph Jefferson Award for her performances. TV: Madam Secretary, The Good Wife, Elementary, Law and Order SVU and CI, Scrubs, The Kennedy Center Honors, and PBS’s Great Performances.
KATHERINE HAMILTON (Stage Directions) is an actress and director most recently seen as Emmy in A Doll’s House Part 2 at Palo Alto Players. Recent directing credits include UCSB’s Zoom Festival Alone Together and Murder On The Orient Express at Indiana Repertory Theatre, directed by Risa Brainin, of which she was assistant director. Katherine is also looking forward to assistant directing Ragtime in TheatreWorks’ 20/21 season.