Really Cast and Crew

 
 
Nancy Boykin (Mother)
Nancy Boykin is delighted to have been invited to take on this challenging new play with Brenna Geffers at the helm and to be appearing with Theatre Exile for the first time! Recent Philadelphia performances include When the Rain Stops Falling (Wilma), A Period of Animate Existence (Pig Iron), John (Arden), Circle Mirror Transformation (Theatre Horizon), The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington (Flashpoint), Rapture, Blister, Burn (Wilma), The Importance of Being Earnest (Mauckingbird). Outside of Philadelphia, she has enjoyed 30 years of playing roles in Shakespeare Festivals, New York, and regional theaters across the country. She is devoted to the development of new plays and is an avid participant in and supporter of PlayPenn. She is grateful to be part of the rich Philadelphia theater community.
 
 
Jessica Johnson (Girlfriend)
Jessica M. Johnson (Girlfriend) is honored to be a part of this production! Some of her favorite credits include Lana Sherwood in It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (Walnut Street Theatre), Martha in The Swallowing Dark, Sonya in Uncle Vanya (Quintessence Theatre Group), Jo in The Legend of Georgia McBride (Arden Theatre Company), and Alna in Gumshoe (New Paradise Laboratories). Special thanks to friends and family for all of their love and support! I wouldn't be here without you!
 
 
Matteo Scammell (Calvin)
Matteo Scammell is a theatre-artist and musician. Grateful to be returning to Exile, Matteo is a multi-instrumentalist with Red 40 & The Last Groovement, an Associate of The Wilma's HotHouse and a Company Member of OBIE recipient New Paradise Laboratories. NPL credits: 27, The Adults, O Monsters, & Hello Blackout! Mr. Scammell's work has premiered at Ice Factory (NYC), The New Ohio Theater (NYC), Ant Fest (Ars Nova, NYC), Philadelphia's Live Arts Festival/FringeArts. Regional Credits: Wilma, Arden, Pig Iron, 11th Hour, Walnut, PTC, Theatre Horizon, EgoPo, among others. This marks his 3rd production with Exile including Smoke and Buzzer. Love to my Family!
 
CREW
 
Playwright: Jackie Sibblies Drury
Jackie Sibblies Drury is a Brooklyn-based playwright. Her plays include We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915, Really, Social Creatures and And now I only dance at weddings. The presenters of her plays include Soho Rep, New York City Players & Abrons Arts Center, Victory Gardens, Trinity Rep, Matrix Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, Undermain Theatre, InterAct Theatre, Actors Theater of Louisville, Available Light, Company One, and The Bush Theatre in London. Drury has developed her work at Sundance, The Bellagio Center, The Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep, A.C.T., The Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, New York Theatre Workshop, PRELUDE.11&14, The Civilians, The Bushwick Starr, The LARK, The Magic Theatre, The Bay Area Playwrights Festival and The MacDowell Colony. She was a dramaturg for Zero Cost House by Pig Iron Theatre Company & Toshiki Okada and The Garden by Nichole Canuso Dance Company. She received the 2012-2014 Jerome Fellowship at The LARK and a 2015 Windham-Campbell Literary Prize in Drama. She is a 2015 United States Artists Gracie Fellow and a NYTW Usual Suspect.
 
Director: Brenna Geffers
Brenna Geffers is a theater-maker and director based in Philadelphia. She has been nominated for Oustanding Direction, Oustanding Choreography, and Outstanding New Play under the Barrymore Awards and has been named Best Director by the Philadelphia Critics' Choice. She has created many new works for theater, opera, and museums like her immersive choose-your-own-adventure opera, Shadow House. She also creates highly dynamic and stylized versions of classic texts like Machinal and Marat/Sade, as well as contemporary pieces like Knives in Hens and Lulu's Golden Shoes. Brenna is a founding member of Die-Cast , a theater group dedicated to creating work for non-traditional spaces. She has been an Artist-In-Residence at the historic Powel House in Philadelphia and a member of the Philadelphia Opera Collective. She has been part of the artistic teams for Theatre Exile, EgoPo Classic Theater, Flashpoint Theatre, Rebel Theater in NYC and more
 
Assistant Director: Katrina Shobe
Katrina Shobe is a 2016 graduate of The University of the Arts. Since graduation Katrina has been the AD for Theatre Exile's Buzzer, Theatre in the X's premier of Running Numbers, and AMH Production's premier of Cotton and Gold. She also directed Again by TS Hawkins in The BridgePHL festival.
 
Stage Manager: Jessica Darling
Jess is a Philadelphia-based stage and production manager. This is her fifth season in Exile. She has also worked with 11th Hour Theatre Company, FringeArts, Team Sunshine Performance Corporation, New Paradise Laboratories, Flashpoint, Shakespeare in Clark Park, Maples Repertory Theatre, and Mauckingbird Theatre Company. She was recently elected Judge of Elections in her division in South Philly.  Black lives matter. 
 
Costume Designer: LeVonne Lindsay
LeVonne Lindsay is the Costume Shop Manager and an Adjunct Asst. Professor at The University of the Arts. Education: B.S. in fashion design, Philadelphia University, M.F.A in costume design, University of Maryland, College Park. Academic faculty positions held at Stevenson University, James Madison University, and Valdosta State University. Costume staff positions held at Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Theater Company DC, Wolftrap Opera Company and Washington National Opera. Resident Designer for the African Continuum Theatre of Washington DC from 2002-2004. Allen Lee Hughes Fellow at Arena Stage 2001-2003. Notable design credits include: Theater Horizon: White; Simpatico Theater Project: Time Is On Our Side; Virginia Stage Company: The Hampton Years; Arena Stage: Yellowman; Kennedy Center Theatre for Young Audiences: Jason Invisible, Locomotion, Handspeak, Color Me Dark; Everyman Theatre: Crimes of the Heart, Topdog/Underdog, A Raisin in the Sun, The Brothers Size, Proof; Hangar Theatre: Gem of the Ocean.
 
Lighting Designer: Amanda Jensen
Amanda Jensen is a Philadelphia based lighting designer. She has designed for Gunner Montana Productions (Kink Haus, Wroughtland), Inis Nua (Swallowing Dark, Radiant Vermin, Spine), Bright Metal (Sabbatical), Azuka (Tigers Be Still), The Lantern (Screwtape Letters), UPenn (7 Homeless Mammoths), Passage Theatre (Fixed) and The Fever with Scott Rodrigue. Amanda has also assisted at 11th Hour, The Arden Theatre, The Wilma, Syracuse Stage, The Curtis Opera, PTC, Theatre Horizon, and New Paradise Laboratories. Her next project will be designing Love Lies and Taxidermy with Inis Nua in February.
 
Sound Designer & Music: Chris Sannino
Chris Sannino is a Philadelphia based sound designer, musician, and composer. In addition to playing in a variety of experimental and rock music projects, Chris is currently the audio supervisor and lead engineer at FringeArts. Favorite design credits include Nothing's Gonna Change My World (New Georges), Jean and Terry (Melissa Krodman and Kelly Bond), Revolution and a Sandwich (The Shakedown Project), FIXED (Passage Theatre Co.), Spinning Immigrant (Emmanuelle Delpech), The Birds (Curio Theatre Co.), Cinematic Human (BRAT Productions), Buyer & Cellar (1812 Productions), and The Brownings (Orbiter 3).
 
Scenic Designer: Thom Weaver
At Exile: over a dozen productions including Buzzer, The Whale, and Annapurna. His work has been seen at NYSF/Public Theatre, Roundabout Theatre, Primary Stages, Signature Theatre (NY), Arden, Wilma, PTC, Lantern, New Paradise Laboratories, Walnut, CenterStage, Huntington Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare, Syracuse Stage, Milwaukee Rep, Shakespeare Theatre, Asolo, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Williamstown, Folger Theatre, Cleveland Play-house, Roundhouse Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Hangar, Spoleto Festival, City Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, and Yale Rep among others. 3 Barrymore Awards (25 nominations), 4 Helen Hayes nominations, Jeff Award, and 2 AUDELCO Awards. Co-Founder of Die-Cast with Brenna Geffers and a member of Wing-space. Education: Carnegie-Mellon and Yale.
 
Props Master: Alicia Crosby
Alicia Crosby is an actor, creator and designer in Philadelphia. Recent work includes Dear Diary LOL with Antigravity theater (actor, creator), Period of Animate Existence with Pig Iron Theatre Co. (Props Designer) and Hello Blackout with New Paradise Laboratories (Props Designer). www.aliciacrosby.com
 
Technical Director / Scenic Shop: Flannel & Hammer
Flannel & Hammer is a Philadelphia based business. The company was founded by Lauren Tracy (Flannel) and Joe Daniels (Hammer). With over 10 years’ experience and 100 productions under their (tool) belts they have the knowledge and skills to bring any scenic construction to life. They are thrilled to be working with Theatre Exile again after building Ideation. In addition their work can be seen onstage at the Drake with Azuka Theatre and Inis Nua Theatre Company as well as at the Lantern Theatre Company.
 
Understudies: Anthony Crosby, Iman Aaliyah, and Nancy Segal