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JUNE 7 - 25, 2023

Indigo

Music & Lyrics by Scott Evan Davis
Book by Kait Kerrigan

Conceived by Jay Kuo, Lorenzo Thione & Scott Evan Davis
Directed by Catie Davis

Beverly braces for chaos when her mother is diagnosed with dementia and moves in with her and her husband. But when her daughter, a non-speaking autistic teenager, crashes back into her life, Beverly must confront her past mistakes and work to repair the bonds of trust and family.

Indigo is a powerful and heartfelt musical about accepting our parents’ decisions and challenging us to examine our own.

Indigo will be directed by Catie Davis and is produced by special arrangement with Sing Out, Louise! Productions.

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  • Tickets

    $10 - $53

  • Runtime

    TBD

  • Rating

    pg13

The Human Race Theatre Company

Executive DirectorKappy Kilburn

Artistic DirectorEmily N. Wells

Creative ProducerTara Lail

Present:

Music & Lyrics by
Scott Evan Davis
Book by
Kait Kerrigan

Conceived by Jay Kuo, Lorenzo Thione & Scott Evan Davis

Directed by Catie Davis +

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CAST BIOGRAPHIES

DAN DOMENECH *

Rick

Dan is a NYC actor and singer. His work has been seen there in shows like Heather’s The Musical, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Wonderland and Rock of Ages, and in LA on projects like Step Brothers, Glee and Semi Pro.
Domenech can currently be seen touring with Broadway’s Rock of Ages band and symphonies around the country. dandomenech.com

 

 

JOY LYNN JACOBS *

Alicia

Joy was born Christmas Eve in Philadelphia! Broadway: Marie Christine; The Music Man. Broadway tours– Ragtime; Show Boat revival. Off-Broadway: Professional Woman – Menopause the Musical. Regional: Station Agent – The Railway Children; Sofia Storm – Running Mates; Grace Bodell – Fireflies; Mrs. Alexander – Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime; Constance – Proof of Love; Mother Abyss – Sound of Music; Sadie – Having Our Say; Lola – Jar the Floor; Aunt Eller – Oklahoma; Wanda – Crowns; Reno Sweeney – Anything Goes; Lady Thiang – King & I; Aldonza – Man of La Mancha; Armelia – Ain’t Misbehavin. TV: Harlem, Love Life, Blacklist, Manifest, Luke Cage, House of Cards, Gotham, Nurse Jackie. AND Symphony soloist!

CHRISTIAN KIDD *

Tyler

Christian (they/them) is excited to be back in Dayton. You may have seen them last year at the Schuster Center in the National Tour of Pretty Woman: The Musical. Christian is a well-rounded Creative and Performing Artist personally and professionally. Whether it be acting in musicals, dancing in music videos, singing in studio recordings, teaching in dance classes, or writing original music, creating has always been and will always be a part of them. Check out Christian’s YouTube (@christian__kidd) for more performance clips and original music

MADISON KOPEC

Emma

Madison is thrilled to be a part of this production. She became a part of the Indigo family in November of 2019. Since then, Madison has been blessed to also work on another new musical about autistic individuals, How to Dance in Ohio. Madison is an Indiana native and appreciates this opportunity to bring an autistic character to center stage and hopes to dampen any stigmas around the ASD community. She would like to thank her family, friends for their love and support, and her cousin, Matt, who has always been one of her biggest inspirations. IG: @madison.kopec

SALLY MAYES *

Elaine

BROADWAY: Welcome to the Club (Theatre World and Outer Critics circle nomination), She Loves Me (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations), Urban Cowboy (Drama Desk nomination), Steel Magnolias. OFF-BROADWAY: Closer Than Ever (Outer Critics Circle nomination), and Das Barbecue, Pete N’ Keely (Drama Desk nomination), Good Old Girls, The Best is Yet to Come, Play It Cool. NATIONAL TOUR: Dirty Blonde. FILM/TELEVISION: City Hall, Bye Bye Birdie, Alpha House, Law and Order Criminal Intent, Sex and the City, and The Job. Five solo recordings and countless cast albums.

KRISTIN STOKES *

Beverly

Kristin is thrilled to have this beautiful show as her first production back post-pandemic. Kristin is best known as Annabeth Chase in The Lightning Thief, The Percy Jackson Musical (Drama Desk nom.) where she starred on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and the National Tour. She has a passion for new plays and musicals, working around the country with companies like; Playwrights Horizons, Dallas Theatre Center, Signature Theatre, Musical Theatre Factory, Two River Theatre, Theatreworks Silicon Valley, and more. Most recently, Kristin performed at The White House and can be heard on the newly released Michael Friedman recordings, “Mr. Burns” and “Canard, Canard, Goose”! @Chitty_Balone

^  Resident Artist with The Human Race Theatre Company

* Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
° Equity Membership Candidate
Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), founded in 1913, represents more than 49,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. The Equity emblem is our mark of excellence. www.actorsequity.org

# United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE is the union representing Scenic, Costume, Lighting, Sound and Projection Designers in Live Performances.

CREATIVE TEAM BIOGRAPHIES

Catie Davis + Director

Catie is a NYC-based director who works in theaters across NYC and around the world. Recent directing includes: The Magnificent Seven (Flint Rep), Then She Ran (Scranton Fringe) and Missed:Connections (Manhattan School of Music). Associate director: Beetlejuice (Broadway & National Tour), Moulin Rouge (Broadway), Company (Broadway), Ben Platt Live from Radio City Music Hall (Netflix), The Public Theater, Roundabout Theatre Company, and Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. She is a 2018 MTC Directing Fellow, Lincoln Center Directors Lab alum, and a proud member of SDC. Catie has developed work with writing teams Eli Kaplan-Wildmann, Yonatan Cnaan & Andrew Cohen; Kate Thomas & Joey Contreras; Vince Burwell & James Sassar, among others. She eagerly seeks out opportunities for musical theater to bring communities together.

catie-davis.com

RACHEL HEINE * Production Stage Manager

Rachel (she/her) is thankful to return to The Human Race Theatre Company this season, other credits include: Who’s Holiday!, Barbecue. National Tours: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Rock of Ages 10th Anniversary Tour, The Illusionists, 42nd Street, Once. Off-Broadway: Primary Stages. Regional: Alley Theatre (Houston, TX), Columbus Children’s Theatre, Contemporary American Theatre Company (Columbus, OH). Education: Otterbein University. Proud member of AEA.

ADAM KOCH # Scenic Designer

Previously at The Human Race Theatre Company: Play it by Heart, The 39 Steps, A Tuna Christmas. Other credits include international, Off-Broadway, national tours, as well as productions at Cincinnati Playhouse, Signature Theatre, The Old Globe, Goodspeed, Ford’s Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, Asolo Repertory, Baltimore Center Stage, Miami New Drama, Westport Country Playhouse, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Ogunquit Playhouse, Music Theatre Wichita, Maltz Jupiter, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and Tuacahn Center for the Arts. Awards include: Suzi Bass award for Outstanding Scenic Design for Titanic (Serenbe Playhouse), as well as Helen Hayes Award nominations for both Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Signature Theatre), and Bat Boy (1st Stage). Education: Carnegie Mellon University. See more at adamkochassociates.com

LINDSAY McWILLIAMS # Costume Designer

Lindsay is a NYC based Costume Designer. Previous design credits include Winnie the Pooh (NYC,Chicago, US Tour productions); Our Brother’s Son (Signature Theatre); Skates!: A New Musical (Studebaker Theatre); The Apple Boys (HERE Arts Center); A Scythe of Time (June Havoc Theatre); Bunny Hole (TV miniseries); and My Fair Lady (Triad Stage). Select Broadway credits include Associate Designer for Something Rotten!; Assistant Designer for Kinky Boots, Tootsie, Jagged Little Pill as well as Assistant Designer on the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for Paris, Shanghai, and NYC shows. Lindsay has a B.F.A. in Costume Design from UNC School of the Arts. IATSE USA 829 and TWU 674 member. www.lindsaymcwilliamsdesign.com

MATTHEW P. BENJAMIN # Lighting Designer

Matthew is in his 24th year as professor of theatrical design and the resident lighting designer with Wright State University’s Theatre Program in the School of Fine and Performing Arts. He has also taught at Stockton College (NJ) and the University of Cincinnati (College-Conservatory of Music).

Professional credits include seven seasons as the resident lighting designer for the Opera Theatre and Music Festival of Lucca, Italy, where he also served as the company’s production manager. Other professional lighting and/or sound designs includes projects with the Cincinnati Opera, Aspen Music Festival, Dayton Opera, Tri-Cities Opera, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Opera at Florham, Luna Negra Dance Theatre, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, the Human Race Theatre Company, Little Theatre of the Rockies, ballettech Ohio, New Horizon Theatre Company, the Taj Mahal casino, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and many others. He is also an active theatre consultant, working on projects that include the Springboro Performing Arts Center, the Theatre at Third in the downtown Dayton Public Library, the Alter High School Performing Arts Center, among others.

He is a member of the United Scenic Artists Local #829 (Lighting Design) and the International Alliance of Lighting Designers. He is a proud graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts (BFA) and the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (MFA).

STEVEN ROYAL # Video Designer

Helen Hayes Award recipient for Outstanding Director of a Musical. Steven has collaborated internationally with Scenic Designer Adam Koch on over 200 musicals, plays, tours and live events including productions at The Old Globe, Goodspeed Musicals, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Bucks County Playhouse, Signature Theatre, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Tuacahn Center for the Arts, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Fulton Opera House and Westport Country Playhouse. Other design credits include: Jersey Boys (Directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge), Gross Indecency (Directed by Moises Kaufman), Broadway Bares 25 (Directed by Jerry Mitchell), Lincoln Center Originals (Directed by Lonny Price). More online at: adamkochassociates.com

BRANDO TRIANTAFILLOU Sound Designer

Brando is glad to be returning to The Human Race Theatre working as the Sound Designer for Indigo. Previously he composed music and created sound design for The Human Race Theatre’s production of Deadline. Other productions include: Chicago’s A Red Orchid Theatre’s productions of Tennessee Williams’ The Mutilated, Eugène Ionesco’s Victims of Duty – directed by Shira Piven, Marisa Wegrzyn’s Mud Blue Sky, and Annie Baker’s The Aliens among many others. Brando also composes music and creates sound design for Broadcast TV and Web commercials/videos as well as various Documentary and Film projects. Additionally, he produces, engineers and mixes songs for independent artists. Brando composed and produced the score to the Netflix film: Pottersville starring Michael Shannon, Ron Perlman, Ian McShane and Judy Greer.

BRAD HAAK Music Supervision, Arrangements & Orchestration

In his 20+ years living in New York City, Brad’s career has spanned the theatrical, concert, and recording worlds; and he has contributed to the creation of over 50 new musicals in New York City, at regional theatres across the U.S., and in London, Toronto and Tokyo. He music directed and conducted four Broadway productions (including Disney’s Mary Poppins and An American in Paris) and played piano for The Phantom of the Opera, The Full Monty and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Brad has been a conductor on national tours of Miss Saigon and Disney’s The Lion King and has numerous music direction and orchestration credits at regional theatres including Chicago Shakespeare Theatre (Jeff Award for Music Direction), The MUNY in St. Louis and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He has orchestrated for numerous U.S. symphony orchestras and shared the concert stage with such stars as Audra McDonald and Paul McCartney. His international credits include numerous collaborations with director John Caird (Les Miserables) on Japanese productions (most recently the acclaimed stage adaptation of Hayao Miyazaki’s beloved Spirited Away as well as Caird’s and composer Paul Gordon’s Broadway adaptation of Jane Eyre.) Brad is a graduate of Northwestern University and calls Chicago home.

RICK BERTONE Music Director

Rick is thrilled to be part of Indigo’s world premiere at The Human Race Theatre! Favorite MD credits include The Band’s Visit (1st National Tour), Avenue Q (Off B’way for 5 years), Jersey Boys (The Muny) and The Last 5 Years (Berkshire Theatre Group). Broadway/1st National Tour keyboard/conductor credits: Hamilton (LA), Wicked, If/Then, Porgy and Bess, Next To Normal, Spamalot, Chicago, Mamma Mia, Disney’s On The Record. Off-B’way: Jerry Springer the Opera. TV: Rent Live. Rick is a graduate of NYU.

^  Resident Artist with The Human Race Theatre Company

+ The director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, an independent labor union

# United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE is the union representing Scenic, Costume, Lighting, Sound and Projection Designers in Live Performances.

* Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
° Equity Membership Candidate
Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), founded in 1913, represents more than 49,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. The Equity emblem is our mark of excellence. www.actorsequity.org

THE PRODUCTION TEAM

  • Technical Director

    D. TRISTAN CUPP
  • Carpenter/Charge Artist

    JEFF HEATER
  • Carpenters

    TIM JUDGE
    SCOTT J. KIMMINS
    MACKENZIE PERIN
  • Production Stage Manager

    RACHEL HEINE *
  • Production Assistants

    THEO KARRAS
    ALYSSA LOWER
  • Prop Master

    Sarah Gomes
  • Costume Shop Manager

    KATIE STAFINIAK
  • Wardrobe

    Andrew Ian Adams
  • Sound Engineer

    MEGAN JALOWIEC
  • Projections & Light Board Operator

    JOSEPH EVANS
  • Health Resources Officer

    TARA LAIL
  • Production Artwork

    Dave Arnold/Connexion
  • Scenic Artists

    Julie Barnhardt
    Elspeth Bradley
    Josh McEwen
  • PRODUCTION PHOTOGRAPHER

    SCOTT J. KIMMINS

^  Resident Artist with The Human Race Theatre Company

* Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
° Equity Membership Candidate
Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), founded in 1913, represents more than 49,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. The Equity emblem is our mark of excellence. www.actorsequity.org

# United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE is the union representing Scenic, Costume, Lighting, Sound and Projection Designers in Live Performances.

About The Playwrights

Scott Evan DavisMusic and Lyrics, Concept

Scott, a multi-award-winning composer and lyricist based in New York City, began his composing journey in 2010 after working as an actor throughout the United States. Davis has gained international recognition in the musical theatre and cabaret scenes, performing concerts of his music at notable venues such as Birdland Jazz Club, The Kennedy Center, and in countries like the UK, Ireland, and Australia. His songs have graced stages at Feinstein’s 54 Below, The Metropolitan Room, Don’t Tell Mama’s, The Duplex, and various high schools and colleges worldwide. Davis’s debut album, Cautiously Optimistic, boasts Broadway talents like Liz Callaway, Faith Prince, Daniel Reichard, and Nikki Renee Daniels. The Huffington Post praised his work, listing him among five emerging writers to watch. His follow-up album, NEXT, released in 2016, features notable performers such as Karen Mason, Robert Cuccioli, Joshua Colley, Derek Klena, and Lisa Howard.

Apart from Indigo, Scott’s theatre work comprises three theatrical revues of his songs: Picture Perfect, which premiered at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in Australia and later in London’s West End at the St. James Theatre, and Fragments, which debuted in New York City in June 2018 and Connection Unstable in NYC in 2023. Davis’s musical, Powerful Day, created with and for autistic children at PS94 in Manhattan, earned the Courage in Theatre Award from Musical Theatre International (MTI). The students also won the Spirit of Theatre Award and Best Ensemble award at the Junior Theatre Festival. CBS News featured Davis’s collaboration with PS94 students, as did a feature-length documentary, Spectrum of Hope, produced by MTI.

Kait KerriganBook

Kait is an award-winning bookwriter, lyricist, and playwright. Upcoming in 2023: The Great Gatsby pre-Broadway tryout at the Papermill Playhouse, The Time Traveller’s Wife on the West End. Off-Broadway: book and lyrics for The Mad Ones, and Henry and Mudge. Regional: plays – Father/Daughter, Imaginary Love; and musicals Justice; Earthrise; Rosie Revere, Engineer, and Friends. Digital: A Killer Party. Her immersive house party The Bad Years (book and lyrics) had two sold-out pop-up productions in Brooklyn. Albums include The Mad Ones, Kerrigan-Lowdermilk Live, and Our First Mistake, which hit #1 on the digital charts. Her songs including “Run Away with Me” and “Go Tonight” have had millions of listens and views on digital platforms. Awards: Kleban Award for libretto, Jonathan Larson Award for lyric-writing, Most Promising Lyricist Award from the Theatre Hall of Fame, Edgerton Award for Father/Daughter, and residencies at Page 73, Dramatists Guild Fellows, Rhinebeck, Goodspeed’s Johnnie Mercer Project, and MacDowell. She is an alumna of Barnard College and the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop and a member of the Dramatists Guild. @kaitkerrigan on social media. Thank you to Scott, Joey, Jay, and Lorenzo for welcoming me into the Indigo family and trusting me to join this beautiful project. This one is for my mom, who broke cycles and taught me to repair.

Jay KuoConcept

Jay Kuo is the Chief Creative Officer at The Social Edge and head of “Team Takei,” having worked with and advised Internet supernova George Takei since the inception of his social media. Kuo is the composer/lyricist for the Broadway musical Allegiance as well as the librettist on the Broadway-bound musical Indigo, the first musical to explore and feature a main character on the autism spectrum.

In addition to his work on Broadway and in social media, Jay is a published author, an entrepreneur, and an appellate litigator admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court. He served on the boards of the Northern California ACLU and the Bay Area Lawyers Individual Freedom, and argued the first challenge on the West Coast to the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy of U.S. military and is active in progressive political organizations and causes.

Jay holds an A.B. in Political Science (with distinction) from Stanford University and a law degree from U.C. Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law where he co-founded the Asian Law Journal.

Credits: photo and biography courtesy of singoutlouise.broadway

Lorenzo ThioneConcept

Lorenzo Thione is the Managing Partner of Sing Out, Louise! Production, the co-founder and CEO of The Social Edge, and a Managing Director at Gaingels, a venture investment group based in NYC focused on investing and supporting LGBT+ founded/led startups. In addition to his work as an entrepreneur, technologist and venture investor, Lorenzo is the co-creator/co-bookwriter and the lead producer of Allegiance, the 2015 Broadway musical starring George Takei and Lea Salonga. In developing Allegiance, he developed and deployed social-media viral strategies that led to astounding growth and unprecedented awareness and audience engagement for both George Takei and Allegiance’s social media platforms, and – in turn – to the founding of The Social Edge, a social media management and marketing firm based in NYC. His producing credits include The Inheritance, Slave Play, Hadestown (Tony Award), Cher Show, The New One, Catch Me If You Can (Tony Nomination), and American Idiot. Additional IMDB credits: George Takei’s Allegiance (Director, Executive Producer), Bandstand – The Boys Are Back (Director, Executive Producer), Allegiance To Broadway (Executive Producer)

Besides being an active investor in the LGBT+ startup ecosystem via his position in Gaingels, Lorenzo is a founding board member and Chair Emeritus of StartOut (www.startout.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering and developing entrepreneurship within the LGBT community which, during his service as a board member since its founding in 2009, has grown to a membership of over 5000 individuals nationwide and six active chapters in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, Chicago and Boston. He’s an outspoken LGBT advocate and was named one of the most influential LGBT people in tech in 2014 and again in 2018 by Business Insider.

A native of Milan, Italy, Lorenzo holds an M.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and has co-authored several publications in Software Engineering and Computational Linguistics. He is an active investor, advisor or board members, in over 80+ startups and a named inventor on over 30 pending and issued patents in the US and world-wide.

Credits: photo and biography courtesy of singoutlouise.broadway

MUSICIANS

 

PERCUSSION  KEVIN ANDERSON

GUITAR  JAY BRUNNER

KEYBOARD  RICK BERTONE

BASS  JOEL GREENBERG

CELLO  SAM HAPPENY

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