The Messenger

The Messenger

A (very!) timely World Premiere

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January 14 through January 29, 2022

Monday – Thursday , 7 p.m.

Friday & Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, 2:00 p.m

Cast Bios

Barzin Akhavan (Henrik Abelman) Pioneer Theatre Company: Debut; Broadway: Network; Off Broadway: Macbeth (CSC), Hamlet (Waterwell), Richard II (WNYC/Public), Regional Credits include: Huntington, Arena Stage, Guthrie, Seattle Rep, ACT SF, Berkeley Rep, Mixed Blood, Lookingglass, Folger, Merrimack Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage, CATF, Virgina Stage, San Jose Rep, Marin Theatre Co,  Arizona Theatre Co, Idaho Rep, 5 seasons Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 4 Seasons Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, and Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Film: Funny Face, The Jew of Malta, Joyful. TV: “Law and Order: Criminal Intent”, “SMASH”, “The Blacklist”, “Girls5Eva”, “Chicago Med.” Training: University of Washington (PATP). Twitter/IG @barzinakhavan

Grayson DeJesus (Einar Billing) Grayson is delighted to be returning to the beautiful Pioneer Theater Company, where he was last seen in The Lion in Winter. Theatre: 1st National Tour of Broadway’s War Horse (Lincoln Center Theater), The Glass Menagerie (Guthrie Theater), Jane Eyre (Hartford Stage), World Premier of Zoey’s Perfect Wedding by Matthew Lopez (Denver Center), Pride & Prejudice, Lion In Winter (St. Louis Rep), The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged, The Lodger (Northern Stage), Native Gardens (Cleveland Playhouse), Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Longwharf Theater), Amadeus, King Lear, The Importance of Being Earnest (The Old Globe), Romeo & Juliet, All’s Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare Santa Cruz). Film: Kate Can’t Swim, Tasmania. TV: High Maintenance (HBO), Sneaky Pete (Amazon), Conviction, Forever (ABC). MFA from USD/Old Globe

Mark H. Dold (Peter Stockman) Based in New York, Mark’s most recent Broadway credit was the 2020 Tony Award Winning, The Inheritance. In addition to work on and off Broadway, he has appeared in regional theatres from coast to coast (1997 PTC), guest-starred on network television, web series and various films. He is the recipient of Connecticut Critics Circle and San Diego Critics Awards. In 2018 he was named Broadway World Berkshires-Best Actor, and in 2020 he was named Performer of The Decade by Broadway World Berkshires. A graduate of Boston University and The Yale School of Drama, he is an Associate Artist at Barrington Stage Company. Xi to JKT. www.MarkHDold.com

Meredith Holzman (Kristine) is a New York City-based actor making her Pioneer Theatre Company debut. Select theatre: Death of a Salesman (Broadway, dir. Mike Nichols), Pretty Hunger (The Public), After the Revolution (Playwrights Horizons), The Seagull (Huntington), January Joiner (Long Wharf). Select film: Jungleland, The Climb, Blow the Man Down, Petunia. Select television: “Only Murders in the Building”, “Ramy”, “Chicago Fire”, “VEEP”, “Nurse Jackie”, “The Blacklist”, “Shades of Blue” (recurring) “Law and Order: SVU” (recurring), “The Good Fight” (recurring), “The Loudest Voice” (recurring), “The Sinner” (recurring). She will appear in Shonda Rhimes’ upcoming Netflix series, “Inventing Anna”. And she recently completed filming an ABC pilot alongside Hilary Swank, written and directed by Tom McCarthy.

Ora Jones (Therese Stockman) Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Ensemble Member): The Children, Familiar, The Roommate, The Doppelgänger, The Brother/Sister Plays, Three Sisters, The Violet Hour. Broadway: Madame de Volanges in Les Liaisons Dangereuses at Booth Theatre; Mrs. Phelps in Matilda: The Musical at The Shubert/first national tour. Chicago: Katherine of Aragon in Henry VIII, Queen Charlotte in The Madness of George III, Maria in Twelfth Night, Lucienne in A Flea in Her Ear at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Essie in Ah, Wilderness!, Mrs. Rittenhouse in Animal Crackers, Claire in Proof, at the Goodman Theatre. Regional and the New York credits include performances at Long Wharf Theatre, Yale Repertory, Manhattan Theatre Club, Public Theatre, and a particular favorite, Mrs. Muller in Doubt at the Weston Playhouse. Some film and television appearances: “61st Street”, “Somebody Somewhere”, “Betrayal”, Were the World Mine, and Stranger Than Fiction.

Turna Mete (Petra Stockman) NEW YORK: Off-Broadway: BAM: The Parable Conference; Ma-Yi Theater Company: Soldier X; The Flea: Office Hours, Looking at Christmas, The Great Recession; Ensemble Studio Theater: Asking For Trouble. Regional: Shakespeare Theatre Co.: The Panties, The Partner and The Profit; The Huntington Theatre Company: The Who & the What; American Theater Group: The Way We Get By; The Kitchen Theatre: Proof; Theater Workshop of Nantucket: The 39 Steps, Time Stands Still. Film: Hiding in the Open, How He Fell In Love, Completely Normal. Television: “Small Miracles,” “Deadbeat.” www.turnamete.com

Connor Mamaux-Partridge (Tobias) is excited and grateful to be making his professional debut in PTC’s The Messenger! He is a Senior in the University of Utah’s Actor Training Program and plans to graduate this May. Recent credits include “The College Tour” (Amazon Prime), The Lower Depths, and The Odyssey (University of Utah). He is extremely thankful for his friends, family, and professors for all their love and support. He is currently represented by Talent Management Group.

Marcello Say (Noah) is looking forward to being a part of The Messenger, he was previously in the University of Utah’s production of Tartuffe, and currently an intern for Pioneer Theatre Company. He wishes to thank his friends and parents Elaine and Danny Say for all their support.

Alexis Grace Thomsen (Marianne) is thrilled to be a part of this wonderful production. She is a current senior in the U of U’s Actors Training Program and has been seen in She Kills Monsters (Kingsbury Hall), Twelfth Night (PTC), and Henry V via Zoom. She would like to thank Karen, Wes, Jeff, her family, her professors, and the wonderful cast and crew.

VICTORIA WOLFE (Elisabeth) is a senior in the Actor Training Program at the University of Utah. She was last seen as Regan in Storm Still (Babcock Theatre). She wants to extend the deepest of thanks to her professors, family, and friends who have helped her reach this point in her craft. She would also like to thank Pioneer Theatre Company for the experience of interning here.


This production is sponsored by:

Lawrence T. & Janet T. Dee Foundation