The Dining Room

Spring 2007
Freshman Show
Date of run: 
Thursday, February 22, 2007 (All day) to Saturday, February 24, 2007 (All day)
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The Dining Room is a two act play that tells its story through a series of short interweaving scenes. It is set in the dining room of a typical well-to­do household. The play is performed by an ensemble cast comprised of 3 male and 3 female actors, all of which change roles, personality, and ages. The narrative is non­linear and the experience of the play is created through these short scenes which all take take place in this dining room; each vignette presents its own sentiment about the setting, building on the previous scene. The space is looked at objectively, subjectively, with sentiment, and with disdain. The stories include a stern aunt set in her conservative ways, a pair of giggling girls stealing liquor from parents, a boy returning home from boarding school to discover his mother’s infidelity, etc. The Dining Room is a touching, funny, and compassionate theatrical experience.
Maggie Burrows
Tessa Williams
Stage Manager: 
Rachel Sturm
Lighting Designer: 
Sophie Wolfram
Set Designer: 
Samo Gale
Sound Designer: 
Ian Walker
Costume Designer: 
Nozalee Samadzadeh
Props Master: 
Ryan McCarthy
Master Electrician: 
Lauren Bremen
Technical Director: 
Emma Griffin
Member & Role: 
Chris Mackey -­ Assistant Producer (Sets)
Elisabeth Star -­ Assistant Stage Manager
Jeremy Dietmeier -­ Assistant Stage Manager
Matt Altonji ­- Lights Crew
Marcus Parrish -­ Lights Crew
Katherine Rosenfeld -­ Lights Crew
Diana Shen -­ Lights Crew
Isaac Durand -­ Sets Crew
Lauren Bremen ­- Sets Crew
Rebecca Summer ­- Sets Crew
Jarrett Moran -­ Sets Crew
Hannah Cousins -­ Sets Crew
Lauren Bremen ­- Light Board Operator
Reno Landa ­- Sound Board Operator
Actor / Actress & Role: 
Erin Capistrano -­ Actress 1
Elizabeth Rodrick -­ Actress 2
Caroline Minkus -­ Actress 2
John Yates -­ Actor 1
Joshua Silverstein ­- Actor 2
Stan Seiden ­- Actor 3
Assistant Director: 
Gary Jaffe,
Claire Gordon