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Past Productions

 
 

A LIFETIME TO MASTER by Merry Ellefson
directed by Shona Strauser
January 14-25, 2015 at McPhetres Hall

Carved from interviews with nearly 60 people–including those who are/have been homeless, leaders on the Juneau Homeless Coalition, politicians, concerned citizens and businesses owners–A Lifetime to Master is an attempt to better understand our neighbors, our challenges and the complicated issue of homelessness in Juneau, Alaska.

PRESS
Click here to read about A Lifetime to Master in The Washington Times.
Click here to read about A Lifetime to Master in The Juneau Empire.
My Turn: A 'Housing First' Step - Juneau Empire.
My Turn: A Timeless Tale About a Very Current Issue - Juneau Empire. 
Letter to the Editor: Reflecting on 'A Lifetime to Master' - Juneau Empire.

CAST
Krysztina Maria Apathy, Bryan Crowder, Carolyn A. Garcia, Jeff Hedges, MK MacNaughton, Becky Orford, Austin Tagaban, Jacob Waid

ARTISTIC TEAM
Shona Strauser (Director), Erik Chadwell (Set Design), Phoebe Rohrbacher (Costume Design), Laura J. Eckelman (Lighting Design), Matt Otto (Sound Design), Adelaide (Di) Johnson (Properties Design), Ryan Conarro (Dramaturgy), Arne Ellfeson-Carnes (Assistant to the Director), Jess Chen, Sara Asper Smith (Graphic Design), Terry Cramer, Jason Ginter (Stage Management), Flordelino Lagundino, Merry Ellefson, Jennifer Lagundino, Shona Strauser (Producers)

 
 

keep coming back...
Written, Designed, and Performed by Sarah Conarro and Ryan Conarro

March 20-23, 2013 at Rockwell Ballroom

keep coming back because… is a meditation on the Moments When Something Happens: shared memory; first-hand experiences; and spaces between. Theatre-maker Ryan and visual artist Sarah cross-pollinate art forms and join forces with a team of designer-collaborators to craft a visual-sonic world in which past, present, and future bend, merge, and converge.

ARTISTIC TEAM
Katie Basile (Projections), Giselle Stone (Costume Design), 
Ellen Reid (Composition and Sound), J. Bradley (Lighting Design), Ricci Adan (Choreography), Kevin Riordan (Dramaturgy), Kristin Garot (Stage Management), Flordelino Lagundino, Kristin Garot (Directorial Assistance)

 

FLIPZOIDS by Ralph Peña
Directed by Flordelino Lagundino

April 12 - 29, 2012 at McPhetres Hall

Flipzoids is the story of three generations of Filipinos immigrants: Redford is a 20-something kid that hangs out at beachside restrooms searching for connections; Vangie is a nurse who memorizes the dictionary to sound more American; Aying, Vangie’s mother, struggles with understanding a daughter to whom she has become an embarrassment. Together, they search to understand their identity in their new American world. 

Flipzoids was co-produced by Generator Theater Company and The Filipino Community, Inc.

Click here to read about Flipzoids in the Juneau Empire.
Click here to read about Flipzoids in the Capital City Weekly.

ACTORS
Ricci Adan (Aying), Junior Davidson (Redford), Marisa Marquez (Vangie)

ARTISTIC TEAM
Flordelino Lagundino (Director), Chien-Yu Peng (Set Design), Rick Silaj (Costume Design), Calvin Anderson (Lighting Design), Robina Moyer (Properties Design), Manuel Hernandez (Sound Design), Erika Rothchild (Scenic Painter),  Stephen Rothchild (Technical Direction/Carpentry), Robina Moyer (Stage Manager), Christina Apathy (Assistant Director)

 
 

THE REINCARNATION OF STORIES by Ishmael Hope
Directed by Flordelino Lagundino
Original Compositions by Edward Littlefield

April 14 - 17, 2011 at Perseverance Theatre

Sponsored by KTOO and The Juneau Empire

The Reincarnation of Stories is a new play by writer Ishmael Hope (Cedar House, Brother, The Raven Odyssey) that features four actors who perform the story of Naatsilanéi - the birth of the killer whale - as told by Willie Marks with an English theatrical adaptation told side by side the Tlingit. 

The Reincarnation of Stories was co-produced by Generator Theater Company and Perseverance Theatre.

ACTORS
Ishmael Hope, Frank Katasse, Edward Littlefield, Erin Tripp

ARTISTIC TEAM
Flordelino Lagundino (Director), Edward Littlefield (Compositions), Greg Millen (Lighting Design)

 
 

[title of show]
Book by Hunter Bell
Music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell
Directed by Tommy Schoffler and Flordelino Lagundino

April 21 - May 8, 2011 at Perseverance Theatre

Sponsored by KTOO and The Juneau Empire

[title of show] is a witty insider's look at creating a musical and at the hilarious and often difficult life of being an artist in New York City. Jeff and Hunter are writers stuck in mundane jobs in New York City when they decide to take their art into their own hands and submit an original musical for a festival. Problem is they haven't written it yet. On a tight three-week deadline and out of ideas for a plot, they have a moment of divine inspiration: write about themselves writing a musical. 

Co-produced by Generator Theater Company and Perseverance Theatre.

ACTORS
Enrique Bravo, Allison Holtkamp, Kari Groven, Flordelino Lagundino

ARTISTIC TEAM
Tommy Schoffler and Flordelino Lagundino (Co-directors), Rosie Humphery (Music Direction, Pianist), Akiko Nishijima Rotch (Set Design), Hannah Wolf (Costume Design), Greg Millen (Lighting Design), Akiko Nishijima Rotch (Properties Design), Riley Woodford (Sound Design), Kristin Garot, Robina Moyer (Stage Management)

 
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SHAKESPEARE'S R&J
Adapted by Joe Calarco
Directed by Flordelino Lagundino

January 29 - February 15, 2009 at Alaska Territorial Hall

In this all-male adaptation of Shakespeare’s masterpiece, four young men in a repressive school setting perform a secret Romeo and Juliet, sweeping them away from the strict roles they are forced to play in society.  Performed in rep with Dying City

Sponsored by KTOO

PRESS
Juneau Empire Review
Anchorage Daily News
Juneau Empire Preview
Capital City Weekly

CAST
Enrique Bravo, Ryan Conarro, Lucas Hoiland, Ryan Tresser

ARTISTIC TEAM
Flordelino Lagundino (Director), Sarah Asper Smith (Set Design), Rick Silaj (Costume Design), Todd Hunt (Lighting Design), Alex Olsen (Sound Design), Stacy Stout (Stage Management)

 

DYING CITY by Christopher Shinn
Directed by Ryan Conarro

January 29 - February 15, 2009 at Alaska Territorial Hall

A year after her husband's death in Iraq, Kelly, a young therapist, confronts his identical twin brother who shows up at her apartment unannounced.  Hailed by the NY Observer as one of the best new American plays, Dying City examines the  cost of war on the loved ones left behind.  Performed in rep with Shakespeare’s R&J

Sponsored by KTOO

PRESS
Juneau Empire Column 
Juneau Empire Review
Juneau Empire Preview
Anchorage Daily News
Capital City Weekly

CAST
Enrique Bravo (Peter/Craig), Jennifer Lagundino (Kelly)

ARTISTIC TEAM
Ryan Conarro (Director), Sarah Asper Smith (Set Design), Valerie Snyder (Costume Design), Todd Hunt (Lighting Design), Ryan Tresser (Sound Design), Kristin Garot (Stage Management)

 

THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE by Martin McDonagh
Directed by Ryan Conarro

Performed April 17 – 27, 2008 at Alaska Territorial Hall

Maureen is a lonely spinster stuck taking care of her ornery, overbearing 70 year-old mother Mag.  When she falls in love with a construction worker, she does whatever it takes to shake free of her mother’s hold.  Set in a remote Irish village, The Beauty Queen of Leenane is dark comedy about love, family, and the deepest of desires.  

Sponsored by KTOO

PRESS
Juneau Empire Review 
Juneau Empire Preview 

CAST
Patricia Hull (Maureen Folan), Becky Orford (Mag Folan), Chris Murray (Pato Dooley), Corin Hughes-Skandijs (Ray Dooley)

ARTISTIC TEAM
Ryan Conarro (Director), Travis Stevens (Set Design), Rick Silaj (Costume Design), Derron Peterson (Lighting Design), Ryan Conarro (Sound Design), Cyndee Simpson-Sugar, Ellen Naughter (Properties Design), Kristin Garot (Stage Management)

 
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TRUE WEST by Sam Shepard
Directed by Flordelino Lagundino

November 8 – 18, 2007 at Canvas Art Center & Gallery

Austin, a promising young screenwriter, is paid an unexpected visit by his alcoholic, desert-dwelling brother, Lee, while working on a script in their vacationing mother's home.  Austin must contend with Lee's volatile, sometimes violently dangerous nature over the course of a few days, and his life is drastically altered as both brothers realize the depth of their relationship and the extent of their similarities.  Originally produced at San Francisco’s Magic Theatre in 1980, True West was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1983.  

Sponsored by KTOO

PRESS
Juneau Empire Preview 

CAST
Enrique Bravo (Lee), Ryan Conarro (Austin), Jerry Demmert (Saul), Anni Stokes (Mom)

ARTISTIC TEAM
Flordelino Lagundino (Director), Jennifer Morrell (Set Design), Rick Silaj (Costume Design), Chris Creevy (Lighting Design), Kathleen Harper, Valerie Snyder (Properties Design), Michael “Tuba” McKinsey (Fight Choeography), Jesse Alleva (Sound Design), Kristin Garot (Stage Management), Jordan Barbour (Assistant Director)