Artistic Staff Bios
CHARLES MOREY (Director): Artistic Director PTC, 1984 to 2012; directed more than ninety productions from Shakespeare to musicals to world premieres. Artistic Director Peterborough Players, 1977-1988. Other: New York; Ark Theatre Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre; Regional, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Asolo Theatre Company, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Meadow Brook Theatre, American Stage Festival, PCPA Theatrefest, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Geva Theatre Center, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Contemporary American Theatre Festival, many others. Author of eleven plays that have received more than 200 productions and multiple awards from New York to Los Angeles, to Salt lake City, Singapore, Israel, Austria, Australia, New Zealand, The Netherlands and Moscow where LAUGHING STOCK has been running for two years in Russian translation. Panelist and on-site evaluator for the National Endowment for the Arts; Board of Trustees, National Theatre Conference. BA: Dartmouth College. MFA: Columbia University. Fellow of the MacDowell Colony. WWW.CharlesMorey.com
GARY M. ENGLISH (Scenic Designer) is the Founding Artistic Director of Connecticut Repertory Theatre and served as Artistic Director and Dept. Head in Dramatic Arts for fifteen years. Recent major directing credits include The Miracle Worker and American Primitive, produced at The Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge, MA. As a designer, his work includes scenery and costumes for Off-Broadway, television and over 70 productions at many of America’s leading repertory theatres. His most recent design credits includeThe Fantasticks, at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, The Light in the Piazza, and the world premiere of The Ladies Man, by Charles Morey, at Pioneer Theatre Company. He is currently on the Board of Directors serving as Immediate Past President for U/RTA. He served as Commissioner of Scene Design for the United States Institute for Theatre Technology, USITT, as a panelist on the Connecticut Commission On The Arts, and is a member of the National Theatre Conference.
CAROL WELLS-DAY (Costume Designer) is one of PTC’s resident costume designers and the costume shop supervisor. Her recent designs for PTC include Peter and the Starcatcher, A Few Good Men, Something’s Afoot, Clybourne Park, A Christmas Carol: The Musical, Man of La Mancha, Next to Normal, Sunset Boulevard, Black Comedy, Dracula, Twelve Angry Men, Is He Dead?, Dial ‘M’ for Murder, The Light in the Piazza, The Heiress, Doubt, Lost in Yonkers, Pride and Prejudice, James Joyce’s The Dead, The Importance of Being Earnest, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Cyrano de Bergerac, Peter Pan, The Three Musketeers, Joyful Noise, Big River, As You Like It, The Count of Monte Cristo, A Streetcar Named Desire, An Ideal Husband and Hay Fever. She worked for the Utah Shakespeare Festival for 13 years as a costume shop supervisor and designer. Carol has film and TV credits.
PHIL MONAT (Lighting Designer) designed previous PTC productions of Man Of La Mancha,Annie, White Christmas, Hamlet, Touch(ed), My Fair Lady, Paint Your Wagon, Five Guys Named Moe, Chicago, Copenhagen, Ragtime, Anything Goes, Steel Magnolias and Alexandre Dumas and the Lady of the Camelias. He has designed over 475 productions in regional theatres throughout the country, including productions at The Old Globe in San Diego, The Seattle Repertory Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Milwaukee Rep, The Alliance Theatre, The Arizona Theatre Co., The Mark Taper Forum, La Jolla Playhouse, The Huntington Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Cleveland Playhouse, Studio Arena Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse and The Goodspeed Opera, among others. Broadway designs include Legendsstarring Joan Collins and Linda Evans, Sly Fox starring Richard Dreyfuss, Finian’s Rainbow,Sally Marr…and Her Escorts and Three From Brooklyn. Recent off-Broadway designs includeWoman Before A Glass (Obie Award), Adult Entertainment, American Rhapsody and Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill.
JOSHUA C. HIGHT (Sound Designer) A Graduate With Distinction of London’s Alchemea College of Audio Engineering, Joshua comes to us with many years of experience in professional audio systems repair and design, and has established himself as an exceptional live sound engineer in both London and Salt Lake City. Joshua is looking forward to a successful second season working in theater design with Pioneer Theatre Company. His other projects of note include working with Sommerset House for the 2012 Olympic Games, and PTC’s Elf—The Musical, A Few Good Men, Much Ado About Nothing, Deathtrap, Sweet Charity, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Rocky Horror Show, One Man, Two Guvnors andAlabama Story.
AMANDA FRENCH (Hair and Makeup Designer) has been a Makeup and Hair Designer for over 25 years. She has worked for Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, the Utah Opera, Egyptian Theatre Company and the University of Texas at Austin. She is a contributing writer in the tenth edition of Stage Makeup by Corson, Glavan and Norcross, and her work can be seen in The Costume Technician’s Handbook by Ingham and Covey, andWig Making and Styling: A Complete Guide for Theatre and Film by Ruskai and Lowery. She attended the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati where she studied with Hair and Makeup Designer Lenna Kaleva. She is a member of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) and a current University of Utah adjunct professor of wigs and makeup.