Jim Starkey’s American Dream is a modest one: to replace the family’s doublewide trailer with a comfy house his daughter can inherit. His family’s aspirations, though, may be shaped by forces and desires beyond his control. Doublewide is a heartfelt and resonant comedy about a blue-collar family’s elusive dreams, and just how far they will go to hold on to them... and to each other. NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK ROLLING WORLD PREMIERE!
The running time for Doublewide is approximately 105 minutes including an intermission.
Doublewide by Stephen Spotswood runs from August 2, 2017 - August 20, 2017 in the Gompertz Theatre. Subscriptions and tickets are available online by clicking the buttons above or by calling the FST Box Office at 941-366-9000.
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Director | Jason Cannon
Stage Manager | Roy Johns*
Scenic Designer | Isabel & Moriah Curley-Clay
Costume Designer | Jeffrey Cone
Lighting Designer | Mike Wood
Sound Designer | Jonathan Baker
Sharon | Gisela Chípe*
Coral | Kim Crow*
Lorelai | Alexa Fajardo Eldridge
Big Jim | Todd Licea*
Chuck | Nick Piacente*
* Denotes member Actors’ Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
GISELA CHíPE (Sharon) Credits: O Guru Guru, Dracula (Actors Theatre); Water By the Spoonful (Studio Theatre); Hamlet: Prince of Cuba, Yentl (Asolo Repertory); The Clean House (Syracuse Stage); [email protected], (Capital Repertory); Midsummer, Bat Boy!, The Seagull (Great Lakes Theatre); 1001, 9 Parts of Desire (CATF); Emancipation (Classical Theatre of Harlem); Laws of Motion (PS122). TV/Film: The Good Wife, Monogamish, Black?, Dog Days, Diving Normal, Luz Marina, Bel Canto with Julianne Moore coming in 2018. Twitter and Instagram: @GiselaChipe
KIM CROW (Coral) FST: Golda’s Balcony; Fire on the Mountain; An Inspector Calls; Invasion of Privacy; Veronica’s Position, Triumph of Love. Regional: Golda’s Balcony (Atlanta); Wit (5 prod.) Swell Party; Becky Shaw; 7 Homeless Mammoths; Beauty Queen of Leenane; Travels With My Aunt; Ghosts; Parallel Lives (2 prod.) Emmy® Nominee; ‘Echoes from the Holocaust’. A very busy voiceover actress, Kim is the original ‘Bitching Betty’ voice warning system in military aircraft. Look for her on camera and listen for her at Kennedy Space Flight Center’s new exhibition opening later this year. kimcrow.com
ALEXA FAJARDO ELDRIDGE (Lorelai) just completed a year-long Acting Apprenticeship with FST and couldn’t be more excited to make her professional acting debut here as well! While at FST she performed for over 16,000 students throughout Florida as part of the WRITE A PLAY Program and performed regularly with FST’s Improv Troupe. She received a B.F.A. in Acting and a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies from Illinois Wesleyan University and can’t wait to move back to Chicago in the fall! alexaeldridge.com
TODD LICEA (Big Jim) is thrilled to be ‘on the boards‘ again at Florida Studio Theatre after appearing in last season’s production of Stalking The Bogeyman. NYC credits include: Off-Broadway production of Sam’s Romance (Actors Temple Theatre); The Seagull (Access Theatre NYC); The Third Policeman (LaMaMa). Regionally: Glengarry Glen Ross (Merrimack Rep.); All The Kings Men (Intiman Theatre); A Christmas Carol (ACT); The Tempest (Seattle Shakespeare Co.); A Confederacy Of Dunces (Book-It Repertory Theatre); Dracula (Empty Space Theatre).
NICK PIACENTE (Chuck) Nat.Tour: Curious George (George). NY: C.O.A.L. (Boy); Fox on the Fairway (Justin). Regional: Romeo and Juliet (Romeo); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck); The Tempest (Ferdinand). He has worked for 59E59 Theatres, THEATREWORKS USA, Oldcastle Theatre Co., and Premiere Stages to name a few. TV: Losing It with John Stamos (Hamos). He is a reader for ABC Primetime Casting, a narrator for Audible.com and has a B.F.A. from NYU Tisch, Stella Adler Studio. tinyurl.com/nickpiacente
JASON CANNON (Director) is an Associate Artist at FST, where his responsibilities include directing, teaching, New Play Development, and the Acting Apprentice Program. Most recently he directed Burt & Me, The Dragon vs. the Hiccups, Gidion’s Knot, Stalking the Bogeyman, Million Dollar Quartet, The Velveteen Rabbit, Relativity, My Name is Asher Lev, and Butler (which earned him Best Director nominations from the Herald-Tribune and Creative Loafing). His performance as “Ever Montgomery” in Dancing Lessons garnered him “Best Actor of 2015” awards from both Sarasota Magazine and the Herald-Tribune. He also appears regularly with FST Improv. Proud member SDC, AEA, SAG-AFTRA. jasoncannon.biz
ROY JOHNS (Stage Manager) is pleased to be back for another season at FST. He has had an exciting and varied career both on stage and behind the scenes from Tokyo Disneyland to the White House. Past credits at FST include: The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey; Burt & Me; Rich Girl; brownsville song (b-side for tray); Million Dollar Quartet; The God of Isaac; The Roommate; The Fabulous Lipitones; Alabama Story; Outside Mullingar; One Man, Two Guvnors; The Hound of the Baskervilles; Chapatti; Hairspray; and Taking Shakespeare.
JONATHAN BAKER (Sound Designer) is thrilled to be designing another show at FST. The current sound intern at FST, he graduated from the University of North Alabama in 2016. His past credits include Medea and Good People. Past FST credits include: Clever Little Lies; Stalking the Bogeyman; and The Exonerated.
JEFF CONE (Costume Designer) Since receiving his MFA in costume design in 1984, he has been a draper at the Alliance Theatre (Atlanta - 12 yrs), a draper at the Seattle Opera (5 yrs) and Costume Shop Manager at Portland Center Stage (12 yrs). Most recently, he managed the costume shop at the Alliance Theatre. While in residence, he designed for both Portland Center Stage and the Alliance Theatre. During these years, he designed costumes for 60+ productions at regional theaters across the country.
ISABEL & MORIAH CURLEY-CLAY (Scenic Designers) are award-winning scenic designers whose theatrical work can be seen on regional stages across the U.S. Recent credits include: The Magic Negro and other Blackity Blackness as told by an African American Man who also happens to be Black (Alliance Theatre); Lumberjacks in Love (Penobscott Theatre); Constellations (Horizon Theatre); Exit Strategy (Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre). Past designs at FST include Rich Girl; Clever Little Lies; The God of Isaac; The Fabulous Lipitones; Alabama Story; Outside Mullingar; Butler; Taking Shakespeare; Chapatti; Inspired Lunacy; Dancing Lessons; Hairspray; and One Man, Two Guvnors. Isabel and Moriah’s designs were recently featured in American Theater Magazine’s Roll Call, 7 Theatrical People To Watch and are both members of USA 829.
MIKE WOOD (Lighting Designer) is a theatrical lighting designer whose work has been seen throughout the country. He is currently the director of technical theatre at Collegiate School in New York City, the nation’s oldest independent school. Mike also served on faculty at Howard W. Blake School of the Arts and Hillsborough Community College in Tampa. Awards: 2013, 2014, 2015 Theatre Tampa Bay Awards for Outstanding Lighting Design, 2014, 2015, 2016 Broadway World Regional Awards, 2015 Creative Loafing “Best of the Bay” best lighting designer. Proud member, United Scenic Artists USA-829. @mikewoodld / mikewoodld.com
STEPHEN SPOTSWOOD (Playwright)is a DC-based playwright, educator, and journalist. He received his MFA in Playwriting from Catholic University in 2009. Produced works include: Girl In The Red Corner (The Welders); Last Burlesque (Pinky Swear Productions); Walking The City Of Silence And Stone (Forum Theatre); In The Forest, She Grew Fangs (Washington Rogues); and We Tiresias (Best Drama, Capital Fringe Festival 2012). He is a member of Forum Theatre’s artist ensemble and of The Welders playwrights’ collective. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @playwrightsteve.
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