White Noise

01/14/22 - 02/20/22

BY SUZAN-LORI PARKS
LOCATION MILTON THEATRE
DIRECTED BY REGINALD L. DOUGLAS

Leo, Dawn, Ralph, and Misha are four longtime friends and sometimes lovers who are coming into their own in the city, until a violent police encounter prompts Leo to suggest an audacious experiment that unmasks long-simmering secrets among the group. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks brings her bold sense of humor and history to a story about four thirtysomethings in a not-at-all post-racial world. 

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SHOW INFORMATION

Runtime: 2 hours and 30 minutes with a 15-minute intermission

In the interest of welcoming people with a wide range of needs and life experiences, Studio offers a bit of information on what you will encounter in the play. There are some spoilers in here, so be ready, and please use this information as it is helpful to you.

Environmental Warnings: This production of White Noise contains the use of herbal tobacco, flashing lights, and multiple gunshot sound effects.

White Noise is generously underwritten by
Amy Weinberg and Norbert Hornstein.

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The Artists

Cast

Production Team

SCENIC DESIGNER

Alexander Woodward

Alexander Woodward (he/him) is a New York-based multi-hyphenate designer, organizer, and artist focusing on scenic and costume design for live performance in theatre, opera, and dance. White Noise is his Studio Theatre debut. Previous credits include the Broadway premiere of The Sound Inside. Alexander is a co-founder of In The Wings: A Design/Tech Showcase for young artists at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Alexander has served on the executive board for Wingspace, a non-profit organization that promotes conversation on design, community, and activism within the industry. They are a Broadway Green Alliance Captain, USA 829 member, and head of the BFA and MFA Scenic Design programs at the University of Connecticut. MFA Yale. alexanderwoodward.com. On social media at @alexanderwoodwarddesign (Instagram).

(As of September 2021)

COSTUME DESIGNER

Dominique Fawn Hill

Dominique Fawn Hill (she/her) is a Bronx native whose design credits include An Untitled New Play by Justin Timberlake at City Theatre, Journeys to Justice at Portland Opera, Mlima’s Tale at Profile Theatre, STEW at Soho Rep, Where the Mountain Meets the Sea at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Portland Center Stage, One Night in Miami... and Pipeline at City Theatre Company, Dark Girl Chronicles: CHRONICLE X at The Shed, School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play at Kansas City Repertory Theatre, 125th & FREEdom at National Black Theatre, and the film Grow Up. Her upcoming shows include Tambo & Bones at Playwrights Horizons, Grace at Ford’s Theatre, and the grass grows at Harvard University, and Fat Ham at The Public Theater. She holds an MFA from the University of California, San Diego. dominiquefhill.com.

(As of September 2021)

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Alberto Segarra

Alberto Segarra’s (he/his/él) selected Washington, DC theatre credits include Tender Age at Studio Theatre; Quixote Nuevo at Round House Theatre; The Thanksgiving Play at Olney Theatre Center; BOY at The Keegan Theatre; Earthrise and Acoustic Rooster's Barnyard Boogie at The Kennedy Center; Blood at the Root at Theater Alliance (Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lighting Design); The Agitators, Vicuña & the American Epilogue, and Satchmo at the Waldorf at Mosaic Theater Company; and An Act of God at Signature Theatre. Other credits include 1776 and The Gift Horse at New Repertory Theatre and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert at BlueBarn Theatre. Alberto received his MFA in Lighting Design from the University of Maryland, College Park, and he is a member of USA 829. Upcoming projects include The Three Musketeers at Cleveland Play House, The Joy that Carries You at Olney Theatre Center, and Beastgirl at The Kennedy Center. albertosegarra.com.

(As of September 2021)

SOUND DESIGNER

Fan Zhang

Fan Zhang (she/her) is a sound designer and composer. Her design and original music credits include Pipeline at Studio Theatre, Suicide Forest at Ma-Yi Theater Company, Pumpgirl at Irish Repertory Theatre, Paris at Atlantic Theater Company, Molly Sweeney at Keen Company, Our Dear Dead Drug Lord at Second Stage Theater and WP Theater, Behind the Sheet at Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Trial of the Catonsville Nine at Abrons Arts Center, Round Table at 59E59 Theaters, three girls never learnt the way home at Cherry Lane Theatre, Tania in the Getaway Van at Flea Theater, Eclipsed at Milwaukee Rep, Animals at Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Chinese Lady at Long Wharf Theatre, Yasmina’s Necklace at Premiere Stages, Seven Guitars at Yale Repertory Theatre, Redeem at Cincinnati Ballet, Revolutionist at City Theatre Company, and Red Maple at Capital Repertory Theatre. She holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. fanzhangsound.com.

(As of September 2021)

MOVEMENT CONSULTANT

Tony Thomas

Tony Thomas is an independent artist working in a wide range of arts and entertainment mediums. Some of his credits include Flow, Pass Over, and P.Y.G. at Studio Theatre; Native Son at Mosaic Theater Company; and Mysticism & Music, The Last Five Years, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, and Aida at Constellation Theatre Company, as well as The Freshest Snow Whyte and You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown at Imagination Stage. He was nominated for the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Choreography in 2019 for P.Y.G. at Studio Theatre and in 2016 for Word Becomes Flesh at Theater Alliance. Performance credits include West Side Story (Tio) National Tour, Guys & Dolls, and A Chorus Line (2014 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Musical Production) at Olney Theatre Center. He currently serves as Conservatory Manager, Head of Dance, and Artistic Supervisor (Pre-Professional Program) at Adventure Theatre MTC Academy, sits on the board and dance faculty of Ngoma Center for Dance, and actively leads numerous workshops, privates, and coaching circuits. Tony Thomas Designs was developed in 2004, featuring Tio Diaz Studio as a premiere design house in Interior Architecture and Creative Direction.

(As of September 2021)

INTIMACY AND FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER

Chelsea Pace

Chelsea Pace (she/her) is an intimacy choreographer, intimacy coordinator, fight choreographer, and intimacy consultant. White Noise is her first production at Studio Theatre, and she joins the theatre this year as the Resident Intimacy Consultant and Choreographer. Her theatre credits include Bundle of Sticks at INTAR, RENT at Signature Theatre, and A Strange Loop at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. She is also the Resident Intimacy Consultant and Choreographer at Signature Theatre for the 2021-2022 season. Chelsea’s intimacy coordination work for TV and film includes The Tender Bar and Harlem, and the forthcoming series A League of Their Own. Chelsea is the co-founder of Theatrical Intimacy Education and the author of Staging Sex: Best Practices, Tools, and Techniques for Theatrical Intimacy. She is the current President of the Association for Theatre Movement Educators and is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. chelseapace.com.

(As of December 2021)

DRAMATURG

Adrien-Alice Hansel

Adrien-Alice Hansel (she/her) is the Literary Director at Studio, where she has dramaturged the world premieres of I Hate it Here, Queen of Basel, The Remains, No Sisters, I Wanna Fucking Tear You Apart, Animal, Red Speedo, Dirt, Lungs, and The History of Kisses, as well as productions of Tender Age, Flow, Until the Flood, 2.5 Minute Ride, Cry It Out, Translations, Curve of Departure, The Effect, Wig Out!, Straight White Men, Cloud 9, Hedda Gabler, Constellations, Jumpers for Goalposts, Bad Jews (twice), The Apple Family Plays, Invisible Man, Sucker Punch, The Golden Dragon, and The New Electric Ballroom, among others. Prior to joining Studio, she spent eight seasons at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, where she headed the literary department and coordinated project scouting, selection, and development for the Humana Festival of New American Plays. She is the co-editor of eight anthologies of plays from Actors Theatre and editor of 10 editions of plays through Studio. Adrien-Alice holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama.

(As of August 2021)

PROPS DESIGNER

Alexander Rothschild

Alexander Rothschild (he/his) is an artisan, educator, and storyteller. White Noise is his first props design at Studio Theatre. Select past theatre credits include The White Snake at Constellation Theatre Company, Henry IV, Part I & 2 at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, and Million Dollar Quartet at Weston Playhouse Theatre Company. He can be found at Studio 39 in Annapolis, MD as the Technical Director and Design Mentor for their performing arts magnet program. rothschildprops.com. On social media at @props_dad (Instagram).

(As of November 2021)

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER

Shayna O'Neill

Shayna O’Neill (pronoun inclusive) is a stage manager, production manager, and producer. Studio credits include Wig Out! and many new play workshops. Off Broadway credits include MCC Theater, Fault Line Theatre, Classical Theatre of Harlem, Page 73 Productions, National Yiddish Theatre, HERE Arts Center, The Tank, Target Margin Theater, Atlantic Theater Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Acting Company, and Theatre for a New Audience. Regionally, they’ve worked with Elm Shakespeare Company, Yale Baroque Opera Project, International Festival of Arts & Ideas, Folger Theatre, Rep Stage, Imagination Stage, Trinity Rep, Dorset Theatre Festival, and University of Delaware Resident Ensemble Players. Shayna was the Stage Manager/Cue-Caller for the National Symphony Orchestra’s Pops! Series at The Kennedy Center, including concerts with Diana Ross, Leslie Odom Jr., and will.i.am. He is the co-founder of Three Angry Ladies and co-producer of Dirty Laundry: Unpacking The Costume Closet, a podcast exploring the intersection of costumes and social issues. She holds a BFA in Stage Management from The Theatre School at DePaul University.

(As of November 2021)

CASTING

JZ Casting

Geoff Josselson, CSA and Katja Zarolinski, CSA are New York-based casting directors, handling productions for theatre, film, and television. Recent work includes productions for Arena Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Baltimore Center Stage, The Cape Playhouse, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, The Irish Repertory Theatre, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Paper Mill Playhouse, Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Public Theater, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Round House Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, TheaterWorks Hartford, and Weston Playhouse. jz-casting.com.

(As of December 2021)

Press

Absorbingly provocative
Peter Marks, The Washington Post
Superb... Outstanding...
Maryland Theatre Guide
Stunning... A shock to the system and necessary to be seen
DC Metro Theater Arts
Thought provoking, brilliant acting, a must-see
Georgetown Dish
White Noise leads audiences into high-risk territory where few other plays might dare to tread
Metro Weekly

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