SWEAT

By Lynn Nottage | Directed by Sam Woodhouse

April 18 – May 12, 2019 on the Lyceum Stage

Previews: April 18 – 23, 2019

Press Opening: Wednesday, April 24 at 7:00 PM

 

Creative Team

Director: Sam Woodhouse
Scenic Design: John Iacovelli
Costume Design: Elisa Benzoni
Lighting Design: Anne E. McMills
Sound Design/Audio Supervisor:  Matthew Lescault-Wood
Projection Design: Sam Rojales
Stage Manager: Heather M. Brose
Dramaturg: Shelley Orr
Assistant Dramaturg: Kimberly King
Assistant Director: Patrice Amon
Production Manager: Chelsea Smith
Assistant Production Manager & Company Manager: Sarah Zimmerman
Casting Director: Kim Heil


Cast (in order of appearance)

Evan: Antonio T.J. Johnson*
Jason: Steve Froelich*
Chris: Cortez Johnson*
Stan: Jeffrey Jones*
Oscar: Markuz Rodriguez
Tracey: Judy Bauerlein*
Cynthia: Monique Gaffney*
Jessie: Hannah Logan*
Brucie: Matt Orduña *

*Denotes Member of Actors’ Equity Association

 

Synopsis

With humor and tremendous heart, this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama is a story of a group of close friends who share everything. When layoffs shake up the factory where they work, the fragile bonds begin to splinter and the neighborhood bar turns into a battleground.

 

 


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Production Photos


Left to right: Cortez Johnson and Antonio T.J. Johnson
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Left to right: Cortez Johnson, Jason Heil, & Steve Froehlich
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Left to right: Jason Heil, Matt Orduna and Cortez Johnson
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Left to right: Jason Heil, Hannah Logan, Judy Bauerlein
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Left to right: Jason Heil & Judy Bauerlein
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Left to right: Markuz Rodriguez & Judy Bauerlein
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Left to right: Monique Gaffney and Jason Heil
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Left to right: Matt Orduna, Hannah Logan, Jason Heil, Judy Bauerlein & Monique Gaffney
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Left to right: Judy Bauerlein, Hannah Logan, Steve Froehlich & Cortez Johnson
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Promo Photos



Monique Gaffney, Judy Bauerlein. Photo Peggy Ryan. Click image to download.



Judy Bauerlein (center) & Cast of Sweat. Photo Peggy Ryan. Click image to download.



The cast of Sweat. Photo Peggy Ryan. Click image to download.
 



Monique Gaffney, Jeffrey Jones, Judy Bauerlein. Photo Peggy Ryan. Click image to download.



Monique Gaffney, Markuz Rodriguez, Jeffrey Jones, Judy Bauerlein. Photo Peggy Ryan. Click image to download.



Jeffrey Jones, Monique Gaffney, Judy Bauerlein. Photo Peggy Ryan. Click image to download.



Jeffrey Jones, Judy Bauerlein, Monique Gaffney, Hannah Logan. Photo Peggy Ryan. Click image to download.



Judy Bauerlein, Monique Gaffney, Hannah Logan. Photo Peggy Ryan. Click image to download.



Judy Bauerlein, Monique Gaffney, Hannah Logan. Photo Peggy Ryan. Click image to download.



Steve Froehlich, Cortez Johnson. Photo Peggy Ryan. Click image to download.



The cast of Sweat. Photo Peggy Ryan. Click image to download.
 



The cast of Sweat. Photo Peggy Ryan. Click image to download.
 



Steve Froehlich, Cortex Johnson. Photo Peggy Ryan. Click image to download.



Cortez Johnson, Matt Orduna. Photo Peggy Ryan. Click image to download.



The cast of Sweat. Photo Peggy Ryan. Click image to download.
 

 

Rehearsal Photos

Judy Bauerlein, Jeffrey Jones, Monique Gaffney. Photo Peggy Ryan

Jeffrey Jones, Judy Bauerlein, Monique Gaffney. Photo Peggy Ryan

Monique Gaffney, Judy Bauerlein. Photo Peggy Ryan. Click image to download.

Jeffrey Jones, Judy Bauerlein. Photo Peggy Ryan. Click image to download.

Director Sam Woodhouse and Assistant Director Patrice Amon.  Photo Peggy Ryan. Click image to download.

 

Jeffrey Jones, Monique Gaffney. Photo Peggy Ryan. Click image to download.

   

 

Headshots



Cortez L. Johnson (Chris). 
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Judy Bauerlein (Tracey)
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Markuz Rodriguez (Oscar)
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Antonio T.J. Johnson (Evan)
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Jeffrey Jones (Stan)
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Hannah Logan (Jessie)
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Monique Gaffney (Cynthia)
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Steve Froehlich (Jason)
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Matt Orduña (Brucie)
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Lynn Nottage (Playwright)
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Sam Woodhouse (Director)
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Bios

 

Monique Gaffney (Cynthia): Monique was last seen as Ronda in The Wind and The Breeze at Cygnet Theatre. San Diego credits: Disgraced, Clybourne Park, In the Next Room, or the vibrator play, Doubt (San Diego REP), Red Velvet, Much Ado About Nothing, All’s Well That Ends Well (Globe For All- Old Globe Theatre), The Tragedy of the Commons, The Piano Lesson, Man from Nebraska, Yellowman (Cygnet), Cell, Hoodoo Love (Mo’olelo), Heddatron, A Streetcar Named Desire, A Raisin in the Sun (ion theatre), Medea and I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me By a Young Lady from Rwanda (6th @ Penn Theatre), Trouble in Mind, Blue Bonnet Court (Moxie), and Gee’s Bend, The African Company Presents Richard III (North Coast Rep). New York credits: Mamba’s Daughters and American Silents. UCSD (BA), Columbia University (MFA). AEA, SAG-AFTRA. 

Judy Bauerlein (Tracey): Judy has worked extensively as a performer in both regional and New York theaters including The Kitchen NYC, La Jolla Playhouse, Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Wilma Theatre, Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, the Public Theatre, and Bread and Puppet Theatre. Most recently she appeared in Naomi Iizuka's What Happens Next (La Jolla Playhouse and Cornerstone Theatre), The Whale (Cygnet Theatre), and the world premiere of Jay Scheib’s adaption of Anton Chekhov’s Platonov a (La Jolla Playhouse and the Kitchen NYC). Film credits include Final Statement, Jesus’ Son, Deconstructing Harry (dir. by Woody Allen and opposite Robin Williams), Diary of a City Priest (opposite David Morse), Drunks and Free Land. She is the Program Director of Theatre at CSU San Marcos and a member of SAG and AFTRA.

Jeffrey Jones (Stan): This is Jeffrey's second show with San Diego REP and the second time directed by Sam Woodhouse. His first show at San Diego REP was Detroit in 2014 with Robert Benedetti. Other shows: The Quality of Life, End of the Rainbow; Intrepid Theatre. See How They Run, The Time of your Life; Lambs Players Theatre. Burn This, Atwater fixin to Die, A Behanding in Spokane; Cygnet Theatre. The Importance of Being Earnest, Travesties; North Coast Rep. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; New Village Arts. Check out The Carvington Case on YouTube!

Cortez L. Johnson (Chris): Cortez is the grateful recipient of the 2017 Craig Noel: Actor of the Year Award. Johnson was raised in Chicago, Illinois and studied Theatre Performance at Southern Illinois University of Carbondale and Columbia College of Chicago. Johnson’s theatre credits stretch from the Caribbean, Europe, to various parts of Africa and Asia. Johnson’s favorite theatre productions include The Ballad of Emmett Till, Blue Door, Honky (PBS), Brownsville Song (B-Side for Tray) A Raisin in The Sun, Antigone, Seven, Preemptive and The Bomb-itty of Errors. Johnson’s very grateful to share an American slice of life with you tonight.

Antonio T.J. Johnson (Evan): T.J. is very excited about returning to The REP Stage and doing this very important story where the common bond of the diverse characters in the story is poverty and disconnection. T.J. feels at home on these stages, having recently done Beachtown and numerous productions of A Christmas Carol, including The Homeless Carol, The Gospel According to Scrooge and the infamous Sledgehammer Xmas. TJ also appeared in Ruby’s Bucket of Blood, Hamlet and King Lear. Awards include the 1991 Dramalouge Award, the 2008 Craig Noel Award for Best Actor, a Playbill Award, and the 2016 Craig Noel Ensemble Award. This production will be familiar and heartbreaking as real life often is.

Steve Froehlich (Jason): Steve is an award-winning producer and actor. Local theatre includes Marjorie Prime (North Coast Rep); Bliss…or Emily Post is Dead! (world premiere), Our Lady of Kibeho and Orange Julius (world premiere) at Moxie Theatre; The Taming of the Shrew (Petruchio) and Disappearing Act (world premiere) by InnerMission Productions at Diversionary Theatre; Disappearing Act (remount) at San Diego International Fringe Festival; The Nutcracker (adaptation) at New Village Arts Theatre; Reasons to Be Pretty and Bug at Ion Theatre. He trains with world-renowned acting coach Larry Moss in LA. Partial film credits: “Voices of Midway” (playing at USS Midway Museum), Revelation Road and Beverly Hills Bandits. He has appeared in over 75 short films/industrials and many commercials, including nationally: Rosetta Stone, Life Lock and National University. He is the Co-Executive Producer for the multiple award-winning Web series Blood Brothers. Steve recently directed and produced a 7-part docu-series on medical cannabis, interviewing experts and patients all over the country. A huge thank you to Kim Heil and Sam Woodhouse for this amazing opportunity!

Markuz Rodriguez (Oscar): A San Diego native, Markuz is thrilled to be back at The REP where he began his career in 2004.  Some of his favorite local credits include: The Madres (Moxie Theatre); Bedrooms and Boyfriends (Compulsion Dance & Theatre); Under Construction (Sledgehammer Theatre); Dia de los Muertos Festival (The Old Globe); Good People (Onstage Playhouse); Ojo (La Jolla Playhouse Without Walls Festival); Speech and Debate (Diversionary Theatre); Corridos Remix (San Diego REP).  Most recently Mr. Rodriguez has been focusing on writing and directing, currently in production behind the camera for the second season of the web series "Twenty Teens."

Hannah Logan (Jessie): Hannah Logan received a San Diego Critic’s Circle Award for her portrayal of Agnes in ion theatre’s Bug and a nomination for her turn as Virginia in New Village Art’s The Clean House. She appeared with Judy Bauerlein (Tracey) in La Jolla Playhouse’s and Cornerstone Theatre’s co-production of What Happens Next. Other favorite roles include Huldey in The Moors at Diversionary Theatre and Helena in Kin at ion theatre. Hannah is thrilled and humbled to be making her debut on the San Diego REP stage with this talented cast, in this powerful piece. www.hannahlogan.com www.thetruthfulactor.com.

Matt Orduña (Brucie): Theatrical roles: Othello - Othello at Kingsmen Shakespeare, Jailer - 2 Noble Kinsmen at Kingsmen Shakespeare, John Dashwwod/Sir John/Dr -  Sense & Sensibility at SCR, Vincentio/ Wedding Singer – Shrew at SCR, , Eli – Gem of the Ocean at SCR, Abioseh – Les Blancs at the Rogue Machine, Bilal – Bars & Measures (Stage Raw Nominee, LADCC Nominee – lead Performance in a play)  at the theatre at Boston Court, Gabriel – Fences at ICT (Ovation Nominee- Featured Performance), Teresias - Oedipus El Rey at San Diego Repertory Theatre, Duncan – Macbeth at A Noise Within, Albert/Kevin - Clybourne Park at San Diego Repertory Theatre, and Flip – Stick Fly at Mo ’oelo Theatre, FILM/Television : How to Get Away With Murder, Chance,  I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore ( SUNDANCE GRAND JURY AWARD WINNER) Grace of Jake, Baby Steps, TONY & LEO, NCIS-LA, NCIS, Ironside, Pretty Little Liars, The Fosters, Switched at Birth, Days of Our Lives, Sons of Anarchy, Mob City, Family Tools and Legit. EDUCATION: MFA 2001 – University of Washington Professional Actor Training Program.

 

 
 
 
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