FOXFINDER

 

By Dawn King
Directed by Margaret Knapp

October 1 - November 5, 2017

In the not so distant future, the economy is failing, food is scarce and paranoia is in the air. Samuel and Judith Covey live in rural England, maintaining their government-controlled farm – in constant fear of losing it all. After an anonymous tip, William Bloor, a "Foxfinder," arrives to investigate a suspected contamination, threatening to uncover secrets of desire and regret that will change all of their lives forever. 

Press

"Dawn King — the author of a disturbingly dystopian dramatic parable that I've not been able to shake from my mind since Monday night — is one of the hottest new names in British playwriting and screenwriting. If you want to see why, then merely climb one set of staircases at the Athenaeum Theatre for the creepily intimate Interrobang Theatre Project production of 'Foxfinder.'

If you like your theater chilling and with enough plot for a few 'Game of Thrones' or 'The Handmaid's Tale'-style twists, then this is your show".

… All the performances are top-notch. The newcomer Olin, with a face like he belongs to 'The Book of Mormon,' is a particular find, but the core of the show really is Fisher, playing a woman who must try and hold everything together in the face of an assault on every aspect of her married life. Alanna Rogers, who plays her friend, Sarah, is also very potent. It's a heck of a staging, really, all just a few feet from your face." – Chris Jones (Chicago Tribune) 3.5 Stars


The Artists
 

CAST

Alexandra Fisher - Judith Covey 
David Anthony Marshall - Samuel Covey
Jack Olin - William Bloor
Alanna Rogers - Sarah Box
Gabriela Fernandez - U/S for Judith and Sarah
Kirk Jackson - U/S for Samuel Covey
Alexander Stuart - U/S for William Bloor

PRODUCTION TEAM

Lindsay Bartlett, dialect coach
Veronica Bustoz, stage manager
Jesse Case, sound design
John Kelly, lighting design
Andy Kloubec, assistant lighting design
Margaret Knapp, director
Eric Luchen, scenic design
Pauline Oleksy, properties design
Josh Prishing, technical director
Melissa Perkins, costume design
Georgette Verdin, assistant director
Claire Yearman, fight choreography

Christopher Aaron Knarr, design associate
Sarah Gise, casting coordinator
Matthew Nerber, marketing associate
Nancy Payne, marketing manager
David Rosenberg, press relations
Zoë Verdin, creative design

Emily Schwartz, Photographer

  

Production Team

LINDSAY BARTLETT, Dialect Coach
Lindsay Bartlett is thrilled to be coaching with Interrobang Theatre again having previously been a coach for Terminus, Pitchfork Disney, and Owners. She has been coaching all over Chicagoland for 10 years, some of her productions have included Priscilla: Queen of the Desert (Pride Films & Plays), the Bottle Tree (Stage Left), Dancing at Lughnasa (Wheaton College), a Perfect Ganesh (Eclipse Theatre), Fog Island (Filament Theatre), and Miss Marx: or the involuntary side of living (Strawdog Theatre) among many others.  Lindsay is very proud to be the Artistic Director of 20% Theatre which strives to set the stage for women in theatre.

VERONICA BUSTOZ, Stage Manager
Previous credits include stage managing [Trans]formation with NWAC and The Living Canvas, World Builders at First Floor Theatre, and assistant stage managing The Great and Terrible Wizard of Oz, Death and Harry Houdini, and  Last Defender at The House Theatre of Chicago. Love to family, Pentagon, and Life Commissioner.

JESSE CASE, Sound Design
Mostly known for his work with The Second City, Jesse designed sound and composed music for five Jeff-nominated revues on the Main and e.t.c. stages as the resident musical director. Other credits there include collaborations with Lyric Opera and The Goodman. Career highlights include ILLUMINOCTEM, a wordless play at Single Carrot Theater in Baltimore, and an overindulgent rap album by T.J. Miller he produced for Comedy Central Records. He's very happy to be working with Interrobang. www.iamjessecase.com.

JOHN KELLY, Lighting Design
John Kelly is very excited to be working with Interrobang Theatre Project for the first time. Previously John has designed for The Second City, Theatre Wit, About Face Theatre, Lifeline Theatre Company, The Gift, The Neofuturists, Oracle Theatre, Red Twist Theatre, and Eclipse Theatre. His designs for Great Expectations and D.O.A. at Strawdog Theatre were nominated for Jeff Awards in 2014 and 2016. John is an ensemble member at Strawdog Theatre Company. www.johnkellydesigns.com

ANDY KLOUBEC, Assistant Lighting Design
Andy Kloubec is excited to be joining the Interrobang Theatre family for the first time. He is a Chicago native and recent graduate of Columbia College Chicago. Recent design credits include The Chiraq Wall (Hot Shot Productions) and Spamilton (Forbidden Broadway). kloubecdesign.com

ERIC LUCHEN, Scenic Design
Eric Luchen is thrilled to be working with Interrobang for the first time. Some of his recent credits include Light up the Sky, Elemeno Pea (Citadel Theatre) Johnny Johnson (Chicago Folks Operetta) My Name is Annie King (Underscore Theatre) Damn Yankees (Wilmette Center for the Arts) Oh Coward! (Dead Writers Theatre). Other companies he has worked with in the Chicago area include The Factory, Redtwist, Boho Theatre, Sideshow Theatre, Brightside Theatre, Artemesia, and Red Theatre. Upcoming Productions: The Bridges of Madison County (Circa 21 Playhouse) You can see more of his work at www.ericluchen.com.

PAULINE OLEKSY, Properties Design
Pauline is a scenic and properties designer from Illinois. She has recently earned her Masters of Fine Arts in stage design from Northern Illinois University and works designing and detailing exhibits and trades shows. Pauline currently resides in Chicago where she is pursuing opportunities in scenic design for theater and corporate stages, properties design, and scenic painting.

MELISSA PERKINS, Costume Design
Melissa Perkins is excited to work with Interrobang again. Recent design credits include Rutherford's Travels (Pegasus Theatre), I'm Gonna Pray for You So Hard (Kitchen Dog Theater), The Adventures of Flo and Greg (Echo Theatre). Assistant costume design credits include Beyond Caring (Lookingglass Theatre Company), Still (Interrobang Theatre Project), and Moonshine: That Hee-Haw Musical (Dallas Theater Center).

CHRISTOPHER AARON KNARR, House Manager & Social Media Guru
Originally from South Bend, IN, and relocated to beautiful Chicago, he graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in Theatre & Drama, and studied abroad with The Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland. Recent credits include Interrobang Theatre Project's productions of season seven's Still, The Amish Project, and Falling as House Manager, Marketing, and Social Media. He was also House Manager/Social Media for the fifth and sixth season, including Really Really, Recent Tragic Events, and The North Pool, and also was a part of past season productions of Orange Flower Water as a Production Assistant, and Terminus, The Pitchfork Disney, and Ibsen is Dead as Assistant Stage Manager.

DAVID ROSENBERG, Press Relations

ZOE VERDIN, Website & Creative Design
Zoë provides creative direction for all ITP print and digital marketing, while working as a freelance graphic designer and practitioner of Thai bodywork and trigger point therapy. Zoë has also worked as scenic designer/carpenter, costume designer and muralist on all main stage productions at Polaris Charter Academy since 2011. Her most recent designs include costumes and backdrop for the Academy’s Wiley and the Hairy Man and publicity for Interrobang’s Season Six: Unnatural Disasters. Zoë has a BA in Studio Art from Carleton College, with concentrations in ceramics and photography. Zoë is delighted to be collaborating with Social Media Marketing Guru, Christopher Knarr on publicity for Season Seven’s Flesh & Blood series, and with Ed Anderson on ITP's website.

CLAIRE YEARMAN, Fight Choreographer
Claire is a certified teacher with The Society of American Fight Directors, an actor, fight choreographer, and adjunct professor of theatre. She received a Jeff nomination for her fight choreography for Red Tape Theatre’s production of The Love of the Nightingale. Claire has an MFA in Acting from Western Illinois University and is a company member with Interrobang Theatre Project.

Cast Bios