Floyd Collins

Fall 2003
Mainstage Production
Adam Guettel and Tina Landau
Date of run: 
Wednesday, November 19, 2003 (All day) to Saturday, November 22, 2003 (All day)
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The Dramat’s Fall Season concludes with the musical Floyd Collins, an evocative portrait of the Kentucky man who became the tragic victim of the first media circus. An ambitious man, Floyd’s hopes and dreams were crushed when he became trapped in a cave, and the rest of the world became entrapped in his story. Set to a canon of exquisite folk-inspired music, it is based on a true story, and rallies around the enduring human spirit. This Mainstage Production will open on November 19th for a four day run in New Haven’s most beautiful theater, the 690-seat University Theater. Written by Yale alumni Tina Landau PC ‘84 and Adam Guettel BK ‘87, it has received the 1996 Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, an Obie for Best Score and seven Drama Desk nominations including Best Direction, Best Book and Best Musical. The show has many challenging singing and acting roles, as well as wonderful technical opportunities for lighting, costuming, sound and set building. Floyd Collins is set to memorable and moving music, and is truly a new gem in the musical theatre canon.

Daniel Goldstein
Joshua Barnard
Musical Director: 
Christopher Holownia
Lighting Designer: 
Jeff Carnevale
Set Designer: 
Takeshi Kata
Sound Designer: 
Constantine Lignos
Costume Designer: 
Michael Krass
Props Master: 
Mark Abraham
Lulu Zhao
Master Electrician: 
Vivian Hsu
Technical Director: 
Orlando Klass
Sound Engineer: 
Bobby Kolba
Megan Murphy
Member & Role: 
Kate Heinzelman - Choreographer
Noah Starr - Fight Director
Tina Sessions - Scenic Painter
Gabe Smedresman - Flyman
Rorie Fitzsimons - Technical Adviser
Laura Gary - Dramaturg
Stephanie Bloch - Assistant Producer
Catherine Brobeck - Assistant Producer
Jessica Heyman - Assistant Producer
Emmy Harris - Assistant Producer
Marisa Alford - Assistant Producer
Kinu Panda - Assistant Producer
Tina Sessions - Assistant Set Designer
Elizabeth Bacon - Assistant Costume Designer
Jenna Henderson - Assistant Lighting Designer
Justin Hatchimonji - Assistant Music Director
Emily Eames - Assistant Technical Director
Ronli Diakow - Assistant Master Electrician
Denise Levitan - Assistant Flyperson
Dorothy Finnigan - Light Boar
Actor / Actress & Role: 
Christopher Grobe - Floyd Collins
David Carpman - Bee Doyle
Aaron Lambert - Ed Bishop
Daoud Tyler-Ameen - Jewell Estes
Edward Bailey - Lee Collins
Anjanine Bonet - Miss Jane
Ashley Lynn - Nellie Collins
Andy Sandberg - Homer Collins
David Lerman - Skeets Miller
Sam Frank - H. T. Carmichael
James Conniff - Reporter 1/Cliff Roney
Ethan Heard - Reporter 2/Others
Anthony Mozzi - Reporter 3/Dr. Hazlett
Assistant Director: 
Lauren Stripling
Orchestra Member & Role: 
Meghan Titzer - Violin
Andrew Beaty - Viola
Emma Chen - Cello
Daniel Park - Bass
Jose Ochoa - Guitar/Banjo
Benjamin Conniff - Trap Set
Mark Dunn - Auxiliary Percussion
Justin Hatchimonji - Keyboard 1
Rebecca Levi - Keyboard 2
Christopher Holownia - Conductor