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Heaven and Home - Production History

Production History

The Subterranean Theatre Company: November 1997 - January 1998
Production
Los Angeles, CA
This draft of "Heaven and Home" was produced by The Subterranean Theatre Company of Los Angeles, California, in the Tracy Roberts Studio Theatre in Studio City, CA. The production opened on November 14, 1997 and ran through December 13, 1997, reopening January 16, 1998 for an extended run. Directed by Reva Fox. Stage manager was Matt Katon. Set Design by Tom Sonnek. Lighting Design by Jeremy Hall. Costume and Sound Design by Reva Fox. Audience Development - Chris Sonnek. Artistic Director of the Subterranean Theatre Company, Tom Sonnek.

The production above won 1997 Drama-Logue Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre for Writing, Directing & Sound Design, and was nominated as Best Theatrical Production of 1998 by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD).

The cast was as follows:

CIAN McCULLOUGH: Doug Sutherland
VINCENT McCULLOUGH: Tom Sonnek
GABRIELLE (GABBY) HILLEGAS: Tania Gutsche
BYRON WOLF: Mark Vanslow
ANDREW JOELSON: Jason Farmer
 

The Early Stage: April 1996
The Little Theater at the Hennepin Center for the Arts
Production
Minneapolis, MN
This draft of "Heaven and Home" was produced as the premiere production of The Early Stage at the Hennepin Center for the Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Gregg A. Peterson, Producer and Director. Gary Breitbach, Stage Manager, Technical Director and Designer. The production opened April 11, 1996. The cast was as follows:

CIAN McCULLOUGH: William Franke
VINCENT McCULLOUGH: Eriq Nelson
GABRIELLE (GABBY) HILLEGAS: Renee Werbowski
BYRON WOLF: Jim Lichtscheidl
ANDREW JOELSON: William T. Leaf
 

Independent Feature Project (IFP)-North/McKnight Foundation: April 2000
Jungle Theater
Reading
Minneapolis, MN
The screenplay version of "Heaven and Home," a finalist for the 1999 Independent Feature Project (IFP)-North/McKnight Screenwriting Fellowship, was presented as part of the IFP/Jungle Theater screenplay reading series at the Jungle Theater on April 17, 2000. The reading was sponsored IFP-North and SAG/AFTRA and directed by Gregg A. Peterson. Reading and discussion moderated by Patrice Snead, Independent Feature Project. Stage directions and all supporting roles (Gwen, Mitch, Kimberly, Amorous Movie Couple, Bitchy Movie Patron, and Blue) read by Patty Nieman. The rest of the cast was as follows:

CIAN McCULLOUGH: William Franke
VINCENT McCULLOUGH: Gregory G. Giles
GABRIELLE (GABBY) HILLEGAS: Jennifer Blagen
BYRON WOLF: Jim Lichtscheidl
ANDREW JOELSON: Jonathan Rayson
 

Hedgerow Theatre: May 1997
Reading
Rose Valley, PA
This draft of "Heaven and Home" was part of the New Play Festival at the Hedgerow Theatre in Rose Valley, PA, on May 27, 1997. The staged reading was directed by Rick Holloway. Stage manager was Alex James. Introduction and discussion moderated by Walt Vale. Artistic Director of the Hedgerow Theatre, Penelope Reed. Stage directions read by Jasmine Curry. The cast was as follows:

CIAN McCULLOUGH: Jose Aviles
VINCENT McCULLOUGH: Alex Cordaro
GABRIELLE (GABBY) HILLEGAS: Heather Cunningham
BYRON WOLF: Brian Turnbaugh
ANDREW JOELSON: Michael Fallon
 

The Playwrights' Center: March 1996
Stagetime Developmental Reading Series
Workshop
Minneapolis, MN
This draft of "Heaven and Home" was one of three plays chosen for the Playwrights' Center's Stagetime developmental reading series for 1996. Gregg A. Peterson, Director. Dramaturg, Elissa Adams. Lab Associate in charge of Stagetime, Lily Tsong. The reading took place at the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on March 17, 1996. Stage directions were read by Gary Breitbach. The cast was as follows:

CIAN McCULLOUGH: William Franke
VINCENT McCULLOUGH: Eriq Nelson
GABRIELLE (GABBY) HILLEGAS: Renee Werbowski
BYRON WOLF: Gregory G. Giles
ANDREW JOELSON: William T. Leaf
 

Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP): August 1995
Sabathani Community Center
Reading
Minneapolis, MN
The second draft of "Heaven and Home" was given a reading at the Sabathani Community Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota by request of the Minnesota AIDS Project for their volunteers and staff on Wednesday, August 23, 1995. Stage directions were read by Erin McGonagle. The cast was as follows:

CIAN McCULLOUGH: Dan Klayton
VINCENT McCULLOUGH: Gregory G. Giles
GABRIELLE (GABBY) HILLEGAS: Elena Giannetti
BYRON WOLF: David Pacheco
ANDREW JOELSON: Greg Joelson
 

The Playwrights' Center: March 1995
Roundtable reading series
Reading
Minneapolis, MN
A first draft of "Heaven and Home" was given a reading and critique at the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota as part of their Roundtable weekly new play reading series on Thursday, March 9, 1995. Stage directions were read by Erin McGonagle. The cast was as follows:

CIAN McCULLOUGH: Dan Klayton
VINCENT McCULLOUGH: Doug Huisken
GABRIELLE (GABBY) HILLEGAS: Elena Giannetti
BYRON WOLF: David Pacheco
ANDREW JOELSON: Greg Joelson
 

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