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JACKIE DAVIS* (Siobhan) returns to SpeakEasy Stage, having previously appeared in Bootycandy. Notable credits: Empaths (WHAT); Days of Atonement (Israeli Stage); Barbecue, Saturday Night/Sunday Morning (Lyric Stage); Sons of the Prophet (Huntington Theatre); Akeelah and the Bee, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (Wheelock Family Theatre); The Crucible (New Repertory Theatre); Bottom of the Sky (Cape Cod Repertory Theatre); Wind in the Willows, Living Room in Africa (Gloucester Stage); The Bluest Eye, Bug, The Etymology of Bird (Providence Black Repertory Theatre). Directing credits: Hairspray, For Colored Girls Who Consider Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, and Gift of an Orange.
TIM HACKNEY (Roger Shears/Duty Sergeant) SpeakEasy: debut. Boston: Samson /Benvolio (u/s) in Romeo and Juliet (Commonwealth Shakespeare). National Tours: Mrs. Bumbrake/ Teacher in Peter and the Starcatcher; Robert (u/s) in The Drowsy Chaperone. NYC: Hudson Guild, Charles Ramsdell in The Whaleship Essex. Regional: Father in Violet (Seacoast Rep); Joe Pitt in Angels in America: Millennium Approaches (Playhouse on Park); Jason Posner in Wit (Playhouse on Park). Film: Detroit. Upcoming: The Catcher Was a Spy opposite Paul Rudd. Visit his website!
LAURA LATREILLE* (Judy Boone) returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in The Shape of Things [Elliot Norton Award – Outstanding Actress] and Fat Pig. Other credits include: Off-Broadway: Love Song. Regional: Ripcord (Huntington Theatre); The Nest (Denver Center for the Performing Arts); and The Apple Family Plays (Stoneham Theatre, Gloucester Stage, New Repertory Theatre). She has also worked with Merrimack Rep, Lyric Stage, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Vineyard Playhouse, and Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, among others, and has participated in the development of new plays with The Lark, New Dramatists, Theatre Masters, Women’s Project & Productions, Playwright’s Collective, Huntington Theatre, and the Denver Center’s New Play Summit. Ms. Latreille is an Assistant Professor in Suffolk University’s Theatre Department and holds an MFA from Brandeis University.
CRAIG MATHERS* (Ed Boone) returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in The Light in the Piazza. Other Boston appearances include Stage Kiss (Lyric); Academy Fight Song, The Fakus (CentaStage); Our Town (Huntington); Henry VI, The Taming of the Shrew, Henry VII (Actors’ Shakespeare Project); Not Enough Air (Nora); Picnic (Stoneham). New York credits include Tea and Sympathy (Keen Company); Pera Palas (Second Stage); Poor Folks Pleasure (The Flea). Regional: The Grapes of Wrath, All My Sons (Syracuse Stage); Edward II, Hamlet (Yale Rep); Travels with My Aunt, Macbeth (Baltimore Center Stage). TV/Film: Law & Order; Law & Order: SVU; Spin City; The Last Harbour; and The Company Men. Craig is currently an Associate Professor of Performing Arts at Emerson College.
CHERYL MCMAHON* (Mrs. Alexander/Posh Lady) happily returns to SpeakEasy Stage, having appeared here in Nine; Adding Machine: A Musical; and The Moonlight Room. Recent credits include Eulalie in The Music Man, at North Shore Music Theatre, where she has appeared in 32 productions, including A Christmas Carol, Sweeney Todd, and Annie. Favorite roles include Big Mama in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Lyric Stage); Annie Wilkes in Misery (American Stage Festival); and Ma in Bill Doncaster’s Two Boys Lost. Other credits: Huntington Theatre, Stoneham Theatre, Merrimack Rep, Goodspeed Opera House, Wheelock Family Theatre, Next Door Theatre, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, and New London Barn Playhouse.
CHRISTINE POWER (Mrs. Shears/Mrs. Gascogne) is pleased to make her debut with SpeakEasy. Recent local credits include Barbecue (Lyric Stage); Faithless (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre); Good, Three Viewings (New Rep); A Great Wilderness; Good Television (Zeitgeist Stage); Six Degrees of Separation (Bad Habit Productions); Equus (Off the Grid); Greenland [IRNE Nomination – Best Supporting Actress], Neighbors [Elliot Norton Award Nomination – Outstanding Actress] (Company One); Chalk (Fresh Ink Theatre); In the Summer House (Fort Point Theatre Channel); Playhouse Creatures (Maiden Phoenix); The Miracle Worker (Wheelock). New work development: SpeakEasy’s Boston Project, New Rep Next Voices, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Fresh Ink’s Ink Spots, Rhombus Playwrights’ Group, Grub Street.
ELIOTT PURCELL* (Christopher Boone) returns to SpeakEasy after previously appearing in Hand to God [Elliot Norton Award Nomination – Outstanding Actor] and appropriate. Recent credits: Romeo and Juliet, Cymbeline, King Lear, Two Gentlemen of Verona (Commonwealth Shakespeare); Our Town (Huntington Theatre); Laura, Meet Me in St. Louis, (Stoneham Theatre); A Measure of Normalcy (Gloucester Stage); The Weird (Off the Grid); Language of Angels (Happy Medium); The Importance of Being Earnest, The Song of Achilles, Orestia (Newton Theatre Company). Tour/NYC: Jews on First (Piece of Tish Productions).
ALEJANDRO SIMOES (Policeman 1/Mr. Thompson/Man with Socks) returns to SpeakEasy having previously appeared in Grand Concourse and The Motherf**ker with the Hat [IRNE Award – Best Supporting Actor]. Recent credits include The Gift Horse (New Repertory Theatre); Marjorie Prime (Central Square Theater); Peter and the Starcatcher, Light up the Sky [IRNE nomination]; One Man, Two Guvnors (Lyric Stage); Our Country’s Good, Recent Tragic Events, Aunt Dan and Lemon (Whistler in the Dark). Alex has also appeared in productions with Commonwealth Shakespeare, Shakespeare & Company, ART, Stoneham Theatre, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, and The Publick Theatre. He trained at Shakespeare & Company and Northeastern University.
DAMON SINGLETARY (Reverend Peters/Station Policeman) is gratified to be making his SpeakEasy debut. He has recently appeared on stage as Rodney (Hooch)/Fountaine Le Grand in Desire at Zeitgeist Stage, and as Lord Leonard Aster in Peter and the Starcatcher (Lyric Stage). Other favorite Boston-area credits include roles with Bad Habit Productions, Company One, Boston Actors Theater, Roxbury Repertory Theater, and Titanic Theatre Company. Damon is a member of StageSource and Boston Actors Theater. He lives in Cambridge with his wife Laurie (also an actor) and their son Sterling.
GIGI WATSON (No. 40/Information/Punk Girl) is gratefully making her SpeakEasy debut! Boston credits include Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth (Brown Box Theatre Project); Finish Line (Boston Theater Company); Billy Elliot (Wheelock Family Theatre); The Gypsy Machine (Theatre on Fire); The T Party (Company One); Rent, Jesus Christ Superstar (Fiddlehead Theatre Company); Meet Me in St. Louis (Stoneham Theatre); Coriolanus (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company); and Café Variations (ArtsEmerson/SITI Company). Gigi also works as a voiceover artist and yoga teacher. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Emerson College.