18.Mar.2010 The Cast of Becky’s New Car
Lisa Ermel Kenni Flood
Lisa is delighted to make her IRT debut. Recently, you may have seen her as Dani in Wisdom Tooth Theatre Project’s Waiting with M. Godot at last summer’s Indianapolis Fringe Festival, or as Shelly in Somebody’s Children at the Indiana Repertory Theatre’s 2009 Bonderman Symposium. Lisa has played several roles at Shawnee Summer Theatre, including Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire and Maggie in Lend Me a Tenor, and has also worked with InterAction Theatre, Inc. Lisa recently graduated with a B.A. in theatre and psychology from Anderson University, where she was awarded honorable mention for her roles as Ana Hernandez in Living Out and Beatrice in Much Ado about Nothing. “I would like to thank my family and friends for their love and support.”
Adriano Gatto Chris Foster
Adriano is proud to make his IRT debut with such a talented group of artists. His regional credits include Eurydice at the Round House Theatre; Edward II, Major Barbara, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, and Tamburlaine the Great at the Shakespeare Theatre Company; Henry IV Part 1 at the Folger Shakespeare Library; and Othello and The Importance of Being Earnest with the Olney Theatre Company, Tour 58. He participated in original workshops and readings of The Eclectic Society at the Walnut Street Theatre and 1,952 Miles at the Source Theatre. After earning his B.F.A. in theatre studies from Niagara University, he was awarded an acting fellowship with the Shakespeare Theatre Company. Currently, he is a candidate for an M.S. in arts administration at Drexel University. Adriano is also a dedicated theatre teaching artist and fight choreographer. “Eternal gratitude and love to Mom, Dad, Julie, and my boo, Heather.
Nicholas Hormann Walter Flood
Nick played Abraham Lincoln in James Still’s The Heavens Are Hung in Black earlier this season. He is delighted to reunite with James. As the IRT’s first associate artist, Nick played the title role in Cyrano de Bergerac in 1990 and directed The Cocktail Hour in 1992. He made his Broadway debut with the New Phoenix Repertory Company in 1973 and has performed over 100 principal roles in New York and regional theatre. Television credits include The Wonder Years (Emmy nomination), Desperate Housewives, Medium, Bones, and many others. He attended Yale Drama School and lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.
Constance Macy Becky Foster
Constance came to the IRT in 1990 as an ensemble member of the Junior Works company and has appeared in Iron Kisses, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cyrano, The Miracle Worker, Noises Off, All My Sons, A Christmas Carol, and To Kill a Mockingbird, among others. She is a founding member of ShadowApe Theatre Company, where her repertoire includes Transformations, The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Welcome to the Monkey House, Life Is a Dream, Gorey Stories, Rope, and The Turn of the Screw. She has also worked with Cardinal Stage in Bloomington, the Phoenix Theatre, Shattermask in St. Louis, Missouri Rep, and Syracuse Stage. Constance teaches acting in the IRT Summer Conservatory for Youth and at Butler University where she directed The Underpants and Top Girls. She is a native of Indianapolis, a graduate of Indiana University, and a 2004 Arts Council of Indianapolis Creative Renewal Fellow. She lives in Fishers with her husband, set designer Rob Koharchik, and their six-year-old son, Mike.
Robert Neal Joe Foster
This is Robert’s ninth season with the IRT in such shows as Romeo and Juliet, The Heavens are Hung in Black, Interpreting William, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, King Lear, Inherit the Wind, A Christmas Carol, Arcadia, and As You Like It, to name a few. Other local theatres include Heartland Actor’s Repertory Theatre, ShadowApe Theatre, and the Phoenix Theatre, and he has performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Early Music Festival. Regional theatre credits include Syracuse Stage, the Blackstone Theatre, the Bailiwick Repertory Theatre, American Players Theatre, Pennsylvania Center Stage, the Oklahoma and Kentucky Shakespeare festivals, and the Brown County Playhouse, as well as the English American Theatre Festival in Dusseldorf, Germany. Robert’s training is from Penn State (M.F.A.) and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Cindy Phillips Ginger
Cindy has been seen at the Phoenix Theatre in The Laramie Project, Tongue of a Bird, The Gene Pool, and All in the Timing. Most recently at Theatre on the Square she has appeared as Lois in In Bed with Chuck and Lois and in Mid Life: The Crisis Musical, Straight Jacket, Proof, and A Chorus Line. Cindy has also performed at the Indianapolis Civic Theatre and with the Sapphire Theatre. At the Lilly Theatre at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis she has been seen as Beauty in Beauty and the Beast, in Many Moons, in The Velveteen Rabbit, as the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz, and in more than 25 different gallery theatre exhibits.
Michael Shelton Steve
Michael’s IRT credits include Macbeth, Our Town, Ah, Wilderness!, A Christmas Carol, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Miracle Worker. He has worked extensively at the Phoenix Theatre in such productions as The Pillowman, Bug, Three Days of Rain, Bluff, The Laramie Project, Touch (which was also presented at Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago), and Take Me Out, which he also performed at the Caldwell Theatre in Boca Raton, Florida. He played Andy Lee in 42nd Street in Moscow, Russia, and Dr. Roberto Miranda in Heartland Actors’ Repertory Theatre’s Death and the Maiden. Michael currently serves as HART’s artistic director.