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Six Degrees of Separation

Written by John Guare
Directed by Mike Ward

October 21 - November 29, 2005

Six Degrees of Separation is a play written by American playwright John Guare that premiered in 1990. The play was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play. The play explores the existential premise that everyone in the world is connected to everyone else in the world by a chain of no more than six acquaintances, thus, "six degrees of separation".

Cast

Ouisa..............................................................Susan Jackson
Flan.................................................................Leo Lawhorn
Geoffrey................................................................Irv Siegel
Paul................................................................Lance Gardner
Hustler...............................................................AK Conrad
Kitty..............................................................Adrienne Krug
Larkin.............................................................David Spinner
Detective...........................................................David Toda
Tess...........................................................Laura Jane Coles
Woody............................................................Zach Trimmer
Ben...................................................................Elliot Aglioni
Dr. Fine..........................................................Louis Schilling
Doug..................................................................Robin Dunn
Doorman/Cop..............................................George Nguyen
Trent................................................................Matt Vierling
Elizabeth..........................................................Sarah Korda
Rick................................................Evan Miller, David Stein

Understudies:
Dylan Dougherty: Sons, the Hustler
Halona Norton-Westbrook: Tess/Elizabeth

Production

Director.....................................................................Mike Ward
Assistant Director.......................................................David Stein
Stage Manager.................................................... Robert Casillas
Asst. Stage Manager/Properties Manager....................Sandra Bond
Set Design....................................................Rose Anne Raphael
Lighting Design/Lead Set Construction.............. Bob Gudmundsson
Scenic Artists...........Halona Norton-Westbrook, Rose Anne Raphael
Costumes.....................................Cast, Mike Ward, Wendy Welch
Light/sound technicians  ...................................Antonio Semeraro
Light/sound technicians  ..........Robert Casillas, Eugene Kesselman
Photography......................................................Christian Carter
House manager.......................................................David Cohen
Box office.............................Margaret Gudmundsson, Bill Martinelli
Opening night gala...............................Barbara and David Bradley
Postcard/graphic design:
Stephanie James, The Art Institute of California/SF
Publicity................................................................... Ralph Miller
Program design and webmaster.................................Wendy Welch

 



 

Thank You

Actors Ensemble of Berkeley is delighted to acknowledge the Berkeley Civic Arts Program and Civic Arts Commission's support in the form of a grant of $5,200.00 awarded in 2016. This will enable us to continue to provide free or low cost opportunities for community members to participate in the life changing activities of theater arts.

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