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Next FallBy Jeffrey Nauffts
Next FallBy Jeffrey Nauffts
A love story about belief. After an accident, an unlikely couple is forced to rely on family and friends for support. This beautiful portrait of contemporary romance examines faith, family and what it means to love while defining and accepting who we are.
The Outer Critics Circle 2010 award winner!
Fascinating and captivating
Katherine Michelle Tanner
JASON O'CONNELL (Adam) is thrilled to be returning to FST, having previously appeared in Ten Unknowns, The Goat, and A Marriage Minuet. Off-Broadway credits include Penny Penniworth (Emerging Artists), Ladies of the Corridor (Pecadillo Theater), and Phoenix Theatre Ensemble's productions of Art and Tom Stoppard's Hapgood. Regional credits include All My Sons (Arkansas Rep), Boeing Boeing (ACCC), and Complete Works of Shakespeare - Abridged (Great Lakes Theater Festival, Delaware Theatre Co). He has played Hamlet (Texas Shakespeare), Richard III (Nebraska Shakespeare), Falstaff (American Players) and Benedick (Hudson Valley Shakespeare). TV credits include Law & Order: CI and SVU. Jason is also a writer and comedian whose first full-length solo piece, The Dork Knight, will be produced by Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival this summer.
KEVIN CRISTALDI (Luke) is pleased to return to FST, where he appeared in The Triumph of Love and A Texas Romance. Theatrical credits include The Miser (Hartford Stage), The Last Station (Vermont Stage), Hamlet (Arden Theatre), Skin of Our Teeth (StageWest), Message to Michael (Rattlestick, NYC), Dirty Talk (Center Stage, NYC), Eddie Legs (The Lillian Theatre, L.A.), and Cringe (Evidence Room, L.A.). TV: Criminal Minds, Gilmore Girls, Numbers, Medium, The Unit, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
KATHERINE MICHELLE TANNER (Holly) at FST she played Myrrha - Metamorphoses and Alice - Sundew. Other favorite regional roles: Ivy - August: Osage County, Holly - Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun, Catharine - Suddenly Last Summer, Ophelia - Hamlet, Catherine - Proof, Margaret - Charm, Laura - The Glass Menagerie, Jane - Jane Eyre, Film/TV: A Chance to Live, The File, The Darndest Things, Respire Mon Amie, the PBS Series Diamonds Along the Highway. Katherine is a member of American Stage Theatre Company and graduated from the FSU/Asolo Theatre Conservatory.
KENAJUAN BENTLEY (Brandon) is happy to be returning to Florida studio Theatre. Last seen as Jackson in the Miamians. Two seasons at the Oregon Shakesphere Festival in the following roles/shows: Lucio (Measure for Measure), Commander Osembenga (Ruined), Orsino (Twelfth Night). New York: Gaveston (Edward the Second)-Red Bull Theater. Launcelot Gobbo (The Merchant of Venice)- Theatre for a New Audience. Oscar (Well)- The Public Theater. Laertes( Hamlet)-The Shakespeare Theatre DC.Film/TV: Law and Order, Union
PHILLIP CLARK (Butch) Broadway: Come Back, Little Sheba; Fifth of July; We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Off-Broadway: Omnium Gatherum; A Last Dance for Sybil; The Director; Romeo & Juliet (Lortel); The Boys in the Band. Regional Theatres: Actors Theatre of Louisville (Humana Festival); Old Globe; Mark Taper Forum; Huntington; Cleveland Play House; Portland Center Stage; Studio Arena; Caldwell; Cape Fear; New Harmony. Member of Actors' Equity.
JUDITH HAWKING (Arlene) is thrilled to be working on this fabulous piece. Originally from Canada, Judith is now a proud Canadian/American dual citizen. New York credits include Broadway: Lincoln Center: Ivanov and Voices in the Dark, as well as Off-Broadway: Second Stage, The Mint (Drama Desk Best Supporting Actress Nomination), Public Theater (Joe’s Pub and NYSF), Playwrights Horizon, Hudson Guild (It Award Nom. Best Actress), Directors Company, Beckett Theater, Signature Theater, MCC, Soho Rep, and various projects for The Fire Dept. Regionally, work has taken her to the Cincinnati Playhouse ( Best Actress), the Old Globe, A.R.T, Arena Stage (Helen Hayes Nom for Best Actress), McCarter Theatre, Long Wharf, Cleveland Playhouse, Barrington Stage, the Wilma et al. Internationally she has worked in Canada, (The Grand, Citadel, Veritgo, Centre Stage) and in Scotland where she and her cast won the coveted Best Ensemble award for the Edinburgh Fringe. Film and television have been the majority of her work the last three years appearing in 5 independent movies, a Miniseries, Law & Order (as a recurring judge), Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: CI, Lights Out, and recurring spots on All My Children, and As the World Turns. She just finished shooting the pilot for the new USA series EDEN. This summer was spent working on three amazing new plays and training her two dogs, to become Therapy Dogs for the incredible Good Dog Foundation. judithhawking.com
Director | Kate Alexander
Production Stage Manager | Kelli Karen*
Scenic Designer | Michael Schweikardt
Costume Designer | Sara J. Hinkley
Lighting Designer | Micheal Foster
* Denotes member Actors’ Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.