Meet the Cast & Creative Team of An Iliad

Adapted by Lisa Peterson & Denis O’Hare

Based on Homer’s Iliad translated by Robert Fagles

Directed by Margaret E. Hall

DAVID BARLOW* (Poet)
New York credits include: SCENES FROM AN EXECUTION, GERTRUDE, THE CASTLE, VICTORY,and SERIOUS MONEY (PTP/NYC); THIS IS MY OFFICE (The Play Company, Drama Desk nomination); HORIZON (New York Theater Workshop); ANDORRA, SAVED, OROONOKO(Theater For A New Audience); ROMOLA AND NIJINSKI (Primary Stages); THE FILM SOCIETY (Keen Company); and his original work LA PARTY (Under The Radar Festival and other theaters around the country). Regional credits include THE HOMECOMING (Berkshire Theater Group), PERICLES (Berkeley Rep); VENUS IN FUR (Portland Center Stage); THE CRUCIBLE, THE TEMPEST(Hartford Stage), OLEANNA (Bristol Riverside Theater), and productions at Actors Theater of Louisville, Kansas City Rep, Philadelphia Theater Company, Arena Stage, and others. TV credits include THIRD WATCH, WITHOUT A TRACE, and the upcoming BLACKLIST REDEMPTION. He received an MFA at NYU's Tisch Graduate Acting Program. He has also performed on stage extensively in Europe, most recently in Jean Genet's SPLENDIDS, and is happy now to be here with everyone in Albany.
KATHLEEN BOWMAN (Cellist)
Kathleen is a musician who draws on her multifaceted career as a classical cellist, improviser, author, and speaker. Kathleen engages in artistic projects that not only blur the boundaries of music, dance, visual arts, and theatre, but as creative acts, seek to communicate truth and beauty. Ms. Bowman's recent collaboration, The Brown Bag Music Project, offered interactive concerts to underserved populations, and was funded by a significant grant from the Community Foundation of the Greater Capital Region. With a M.M. from the University of Tennessee, Kathleen teaches aspiring cellists at the Bowman Cello Studio. Her emerging leadership in the Suzuki Association of the Americas has included national conference speaking and publication. When she is not on stage, you can find Kathleen writing, traveling, or chasing her toddling son.”
BILL CLARKE (Scenic Design)
BILL CLARKE (Scenic Design) is pleased to return to Capital Rep where he previously designed BLACK PEARL SINGS, SLEUTH, and NIXON’S NIXON. He designed A WALK IN THE WOODS on Broadway and ABBY’S SONG at City Center Mainstage; Off-Broadway credits include LEMON SKY (Keen Co), SO HELP ME GOD! (Lortel), ECCENTRICITIES OF A NIGHTINGALE (T.A.C.T.), THE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW (Mint Theater; NYTimes 10 Best List), JUNE MOON (Drama Dep’t), Ann Magnuson’s YOU COULD BE HOME NOW (NYSF), THE CHERRY ORCHARD (Juilliard). Regional credits include Seattle Rep, Old Globe, Milwaukee Rep, Alley, Asolo, Denver Center, A.R.T., Huntington, McCarter, Coconut Grove, Cincinnati Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, Indiana Rep, Alliance, Pioneer and Pittsburgh Public. He was production designer for 3 short films in 2013 including the award-winning The Master Cleanse. MFA: Yale School of Drama. Awards: Merrimack Rep Artistic Achievement Award, IRNE (New England) Award, New Hampshire Theatre Award, Hollywood Drama-Logue Award, San Diego Theater Critics’ Circle Award.
RACHEL BUDIN (Lighting Design)
RACHEL BUDIN (Lighting Design) is extremely pleased to be continuing her long association with Capital Rep working with Margaret Hall on AN ILIAD. Previous designs for Capital Rep include SECRET GARDEN, VENUS IN FUR, UPTOWN/DOWNTOWN, KINGDOM OF THE SHORE, SHIPWRECKED, BETRAYAL, BOSTON MARRIAGE, THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, DOUBT, AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT THE BLUES, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, DR. FAUSTUS, FULLY COMMITTED, SLEUTH, and OLD WICKED SONGS. For the Lake Theater in Lake George she has designed ALMOST MAINE, THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ABRIDGED, LAKE EFFECT, MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS, LOVE LETTERS, SKIN DEEP, OLD LOVE, OUR SON’s WEDDING. Other regional theater credits include the Denver Center Theatre, AMADEUS, FLEA IN HER EAR, the Weston Playhouse, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Goodman Theatre, and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Ms Budin is on the faculty of Ramapo College of New Jersey where she is a Professor of Theater/Lighting Design.
AMBER DUTTON (Costume Design)
AMBER DUTTON (Costume Design) is an accomplished costume shop manager, stitcher, draper and designer. Amber's work has been seen here on the Capital Rep stage and stages across the country on national tours, regional stages and on Broadway. She is thrilled to be making her debut as a designer, here at Capital Rep. with this production.
JANIE BULLARD (Sound Design)
JANIE BULLARD (Sound Design) Recent: CAGNEY THE MUSICAL at The Westside, WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER with The Signature Theatre Company and Assistant Sound Design for HAND TO GOD on Broadway. Off-Broadway: Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Cherry Lane Theatre, Prospect Theatre Company, The Flea, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Flux Theatre Ensemble, Sonnet Repertory Theatre, The York Theatre Company, Lesser America. Regional: The Goodman, Berkeley Rep, Seattle Rep, Capital Rep. Janie was the recipient of the USITT/ LDI Rising Star Award for 2014, and was named an Indie Theatre Person of the Year for 2013. She received 3 Best Sound Design nominations for the 2014 NYIT awards. Janie received her MFA in Theatre Sound Design from the North Carolina School of the Arts. Member USA 829. www.janiebullard.com.
CHRISTOPHER B. SADLER (Stage Manager)
CHRISTOPHER B. SADLER (Stage Manager) is thrilled to be returning to Capital Rep after an 8-year hiatus. Credits here include: WOODY GUTHRIE'S AMERICAN SONG, BEGUILED AGAIN, DRIVING MISS DAISY, CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY, ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE, and DOUBT. Chris is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma, heading the Helmerich School of Drama’s BFA stage management program. He holds an MFA from the University of California San Diego and received his undergraduate degree from Ithaca College. Chris has a successful freelancing career around the nation, having stage managed over ninety productions at regional and summer stock theatres from Maine to California, including the Great River Shakespeare Festival (4 summers), Idaho Shakespeare Festival (7 summers), Great Lakes Theater Festival, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Portland Stage Company, PCPA Theaterfest, and the La Jolla Playhouse, among others. Chris is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and the Stage Managers’ Association and is the National Stage Management Coordinator for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
MARGARET E. HALL (Director)
MARGARET E. HALL (Director) has worked internationally as a director, AEA stage manager and drama teacher, and is thrilled to be making her Main Stage debut at theREP with AN ILIAD. Margaret is also Assistant to the Artistic Director at theREP, where she directs the theatre's On-The-Go! In School touring productions, spearheads the Next Act! New Play Summit, and directs the Summer Stage Young Acting Company. Recent directorial work includes: PETTICOATS OF STEEL; A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM; SLEEPY HOLLOW; HAMLET (Assistant Director to Kevin McGuire); THEY BUILT AMERICA: WORKERS OF THE ERIE CANAL; A DOLL'S HOUSE (staged reading with local company Theater Voices); PURE POE; THE REMARKABLE AND PERPLEXING CASE OF HENRY HUDSON; HARRIET TELLS IT LIKE IT IS!; AN ILIAD; SHAKESPEARE: THE REMIX; ‘CIRCUS OLYMPUS’; ‘INTO THE WOODS JR.’; ‘DISNEY’S THE ARISTOCATS KID’S’; PETER PAN AND WENDY and THE WIZARD OF O’. She produces and directs a variety of 24 Hour Projects with her company HallWay Productions’ 24 Hour Theatre Series. Locally, Margaret has worked with WAM Theatre Company and Drama Kids International of the Capital District. She is also a proud member of Conflict Relief, the Arab Israeli Theatre Collaboration. Her skills and training have taken her to Bali, Scotland, Austria, Russia, England, Romania, and to several U.S. States. Margaret holds a BA in Theatre Arts from SUNY New Paltz, and an MFA in Theatre Directing from the University of Essex in London.