Just in time for the election year, Suzanne Bradbeer’s Confederates will open our 2016/2017 Season. A smash hit with audiences at last year’s New Works Festival, this politically-charged drama will also mark our 67th world premiere. Meet the team of actors bringing Bradbeer’s provocative new work to life:
JESSICA LYNN CARROLL (Maddie) is delighted to return to TheatreWorks, having previously appeared in Auctioning the Ainsleys and multiple New Works Festivals. Ms. Carroll most recently performed at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in The Revolutionists as Marie Antoinette; other regional credits include I and You and Bellwether at Marin Theatre Company, Jesus in India at Magic Theatre, and The Big Meal at San Jose Repertory Theatre. Additionally in the Bay Area, she has been seen at Crowded Fire Theater (Truck Stop), Center REPertory Company (Boeing-Boeing), and Encore Theatre Company (Hookman), where she is also an associate artist. Ms. Carroll earned her BFA in acting from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
TASHA LAWRENCE (Stephanie) has been seen on Broadway in Good People (Manhattan Theatre Club), Wilder Wilder Wilder (Circle in the Square, Willow Cabin), and the National Tour of Proof. Off Broadway credits include Lost Girls (MCC Theatre); The Few (Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre); The Whale (Playwrights Horizons—Drama Desk Nom.); Asheville, and Bhutan (Cherry Lane Theatre). Regional credits include A Great Wilderness (Williamstown Theatre Festival); The Roommate (Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival); Bad Dates, Human Error (City Theatre Company); Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Huntington Theatre Company); Clover Road (Contemporary American Theatre Festival). Film: Romance and Cigarettes (dir. John Turturro), Hangnail (Slamdance), Pooka, and Irma and Floyd. TV: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Law and Order (Classic, SVU, Criminal Intent), Third Watch (recurring), Deadline, Kevin Hill, Royal Pains, Life with Boys, and The Line (ACTRA, Gemini Nominations: Best Actress).
RICHARD PRIOLEAU (Will) was last seen at TheatreWorks in Wild with Happy (Terry). Off-Broadway credits include A Persistent Memory, with Beckett Theatre/Theatre Row, and Tom in The Glass Menagerie, with Masterworks Theater Company. His regional credits include Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Intiman Theatre/Williams Project, Clarence Brown Theatre, American Conservatory Theater, and Arkansas Repertory Theatre. NYC credits include Access Theater, The Gallery Players, La MaMa ETC, and New Ohio Theatre. Film and Television: Madam Secretary, HBO’s The Normal Heart, and 30 Rock. Mr. Prioleau earned his BA from Fordham University at Lincoln Center, and his MFA from American Conservatory Theater.
The cast recently began rehearsals with Bradbeer and Director Lisa Rothe: