Heather Kasvinsky, Department Coordinator/Box Office Manager/PR, holds an MFA in Printmaking from Arizona State University and has been teaching visual arts at the college level for the last 9 years. Currently she is adjunct faculty for UAF’s Art Department, teaching printmaking and book arts. Her work is exhibited both nationally and internationally. www.blackeggpress.com
Composer (and sound designer) Isaac Paris talks about his involvement in produciton Caligari: Alaska
Kade Mendelowitz is the Lighting Designer and Technical Director for Theatre UAF, where he is a Professor & department head. Originally from New York, this award-winning designer has worked with most production groups in town. Kade has authored two interactive titles on sale through Amazon.com, and produced a third through Multimakers, a multimedia design company. He invites you to learn more about his his work by visiting his web site at: www.TheatricalDesign.com/kade
Anatoly Antohin, Playwright and Director: Anatoly has directed many shows at UAF. He received his MFA from the Moscow Institute of Cinematography, and won several awards in drama. His plays have been produced in many European countries. In the USA, he has taught and directed at the University of Connecticut, New York University, and Hollins College in Virginia. His last show was Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Anatoly is retiring this year after 20 years with the UAF Theatre Department.
Fiona Zachel (Makeup): Fiona is delighted to be a part of Anatoly’s final play at UAF and is looking forward to this unique show. She most recently directed the 2009 Vagina Monologues and hopes to continue to do socially active theatre in the future. Fiona is a fourth year UAF Theatre major and hopes to continue her theatrical training in Stage Management. A big thank you to Kade, Anatoly, and Jerene for all their help and support, as well as much love to her amazing Mum and Dad.
Saryn Walsh (Assistant Stage Manager) is a Fairbanksan freshman here at UAF, majoring in Theatre. This is her second show that she has worked on up at the campus, the first being Laramie Project as a camera handler. She has been very involved in the Fairbanks theatre community for many years including FLOT, Northstar Ballet and Dance Theatre Fairbanks. She is also born and raised in Fairbanks. When not working on theatre, she is hanging out with her friends, taking pictures whereever she can, and driving whereever the road takes her with her baby, her car.
Rafaela Stacheter (Dramaturge): “I have been doing theater for a long time now and it is still among my most favorite things… let there be more theater…more shows … and more art.”
Victoria Slavoutskaia (Stage Manager) is a fourth year transfer student from California. This is her first show at UAF where she is a double major in Theatre and Anthropology. She been in theatre for 8 years, she has stage managed, directed, done sound, and designed make up, among other things. In her copious free time she enjoys sleeping, dancing, and eating lots and lots of sushi!
Isaac Paris (Sound Designer): This is Isaac’s first show with UAF since 2001′s Yahoo Nation. He loved going to the theatre as a child,even if he didn’t “understand” the play. He is excited to provide the music for Caligari- its a dream come true. The tone of the play fits Isaac’s music well, vibrant and melodramatic with a healthy touch of sillyness. He wants to congratulate the director and the cast and thank them for their inspiration.
Brian Lyke (Assistant Director) is a junior theatre major. Caligari is his third UAF Mainstage show. You might remember him as Alan in “Picnic“, or the stage manager for “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead“. He’ll miss Anatoly a lot. Thanks to the cast and crew. Together we made something cool!