The Last Match

Who's Who

WILSON BETHEL (Tim) has been in numerous film and television projects throughout his career. He landed his first big break in 2008 playing a recon Marine in David Simon’s Emmy-nominated HBO mini-series “Generation Kill,” alongside Alexander Skarsgard and Stark Sands. His credits include Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice, “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Treme” and “Bates Motel,” though he is perhaps best known for playing “Wade Kinsella” on the CW’s “Hart of Dixie.” A lifelong tennis player, Bethel’s first gig upon moving to Los Angeles, before an acting career was even a hope of a dream, was teaching tennis lessons at the Oakwood Apartments in Burbank. It is a job he still hopes to return to someday.
 
ALEX MICKIEWICZ (Sergei). Broadway: Long Day’s Journey into Night, Therese Raquin (Roundabout). Regional: Death of a Salesman (Pittsburgh Public Theatre), The Last Match (Old Globe), Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Theatre Company), Robin Hood, The Comedy of Errors (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Upcoming TV: “High Maintenance” (Season 2). Upcoming Film: The Chaparone. Training: Graduate of the William Esper Studio, BFA in Acting (Boston University).
NATALIA PAYNE (Galina). Roundabout debut. New York stage credits include Me, Myself & I (Playwrights Horizons), New Jerusalem (Classic Stage Company), Jailbait (Cherry Lane), Aliens with Extraordinary Skills (Women’s Project), deathvariations (59E59 Theaters), Novel (SPF). Regional credits include the world premiere of The Last Match (The Old Globe), Watch On The Rhine (Arena Stage), Three Sisters (Berkeley Repertory & Yale Repertory Theatres), Dirt (Studio Theatre, Helen Hayes nomination), Memory House (Vineyard Playhouse). TV/film: “Law & Order: S.V.U,” “Workin’ Moms,” “Ransom,” “Murdoch Mysteries,” “Dark Matter,” “Reign,” “Sensitive Skin,” “Cardinal,” The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, The Word, Crazy Love. Originally from Toronto, Natalia studied acting at Yale University. For Baba.
ZOË WINTERS (Mallory). Off-Broadway: The Harvest, 4000 Miles (LCT3); Shows for Days, 4000 Miles (Mitzi E. Newhouse/Lincoln Center Theater); Small Mouth Sounds (Signature: Ars Nova Production); Red Speedo, Love and Information (NYTW); Much Ado About Nothing (Public’s Shakespeare in the Park); An Octoroon (Soho Rep); Love Song (59E59); Hater (Ohio Theatre). Regional includes ‪Westport Country Playhouse, The Old Globe, ‪Paper Mill Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage, Alliance, Seattle Rep, Merrimack Rep and Magic Theatre. Film: Gray Dog, In the Family, Under, Giant. TV: "Madam Secretary," “Elementary,” “Law & Order,” “Ugly Betty,” “Gossip Girl,” “Army Wives.” Training: B.F.A. SUNY Purchase. Member: NYTW Usual Suspects, LCT Angels Artists Committee, The Actors Center.
ANNA ZIEGLER (Playwright). Anna’s play Photograph 51, produced on the West End starring Nicole Kidman and directed by Michael Grandage, won London’s 2016 WhatsOnStage award for Best New Play. It has been produced around the country and the world, most recently in Hamburg, Rome, and Stockholm. Her play The Last Match premiered at The Old Globe Theatre and was nominated for the 2016 San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Outstanding New Play award. Another new play, Actually, will be produced this year at The Geffen Playhouse, The Williamstown Theatre Festival and The Manhattan Theatre Club. Boy, which premiered off-Broadway in a Keen Company/Ensemble Studio Theatre co-production, was nominated for the 2016 Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award and will be produced at TimeLine Theatre in Chicago next season. The Wanderers, commissioned by The Old Globe Theatre, will premiere there in 2018. A Delicate Ship was produced at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and The Playwrights Realm and was a New York Times and Time Out Critic’s Pick. Anna holds commissions from Second Stage Theatre, The Geffen Playhouse and Seattle Rep. She is developing a television series for HBO based on her play Actually, another for AMC/Sundance, and is at work on a screenplay for Scott Free Productions. Oberon Books has published a collection of her work entitled Anna Ziegler: Plays One. Other of her plays are published by Dramatists Play Service. She holds a BA from Yale and an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
 
GAYE TAYLOR UPCHURCH (Director). World premieres: Nick Gandiello's The Blameless (The Old Globe); Clare Lizzimore's Animal (Studio Theatre, Helen Hayes nomination); Laura Marks's Bethany (Women's Project); Anna Ziegler's The Last Match (The Old Globe); Melissa Ross's Of Good Stock (South Coast Repertory). Other recent directing: Simon Stephens's Harper Regan and Bluebird (with Simon Russell Beale at The Atlantic); Nancy Harris's Our New Girl (The Atlantic); The Year of Magical Thinking (with Kathleen Turner at Arena Stage); Lucy Thurber's Stay (Rattlestick); and at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival An Iliad (also at West Point) and As You Like It (also at Folger Theater), winner of the international Falstaff Award for Best Production, nominated for Falstaff Award for Best Director. Upchurch has developed new work at New Dramatists, NYTW, The Public, Roundabout, MTC, NY Stage & Film, The Kennedy Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Playwrights' Center, and SPACE on Ryder Farm. Alum of The Drama League, WP Theater Directors Lab, LCT Directors Lab, and the UNC School of the Arts.

TIM MACKABEE (Set Design). Broadway: The Elephant Man (starring Bradley Cooper), Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth (dir. Spike Lee). West End: The Elephant Man. Off-Broadway: Vietgone, Important Hats... (MTC); Describe the Night, Guards at the Taj (2016 Lortel Award), Our New Girl, The Penitent (Atlantic Theater Company); Heathers The Musical, Luce (Lincoln Center Theater); Gigantic (Vineyard Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (The Public Theater). TV: “Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo,” “Gotham,” “Smash,” “The Today Show.” Education: North Carolina School of the Arts, Yale School of Drama. timothymackabeedesign.com, @timmackabeedesign.

MONTANA BLANCO (Costume Design). Roundabout debut. Off-Broadway: Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World (Lucille Lortel nomination), In the Blood (Signature Theatre); Pipeline (Lincoln Center Theater); Ghost Light, War (LCT3); Red Speedo, Nat Turner in Jerusalem (NYTW); Hamlet (The Public Theater); O, Earth (The Foundry Theatre); Orange Julis (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater). Regional: The Bluest Eye (Guthrie Theater), An Octoroon (Berkeley Rep). Upcoming: Lookingglass Alice (Baltimore Center Stage), He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box (TFANA), The Bacchae (Princeton University), Is God Is (Soho Rep), Angels in America (Berkeley Repertory). MFA, Yale School of Drama; MA, Brown University; BA, Oberlin College; BM, Oberlin Conservatory of Music. montanaleviblanco.com

BRADLEY KING (Lighting Design). Also with GT Upchurch: Animal (Atlantic Theater Company), The Blameless (The Old Globe), As You Like It (HVSF), Of Good Stock (South Coast Rep). Broadway: The Great Comet (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC awards). Other NYC: Hadestown (NYTW), The Treasurer (Playwrights Horizons), Preludes (LCT3), The Black Crook (Abrons Arts Center), Every Angel Is Brutal (Clubbed Thumb); The Way West, Empanada, Sucker Emcee, Ninth and Joanie (Labyrinth Theater Company); Elijah Green (The Kitchen); A Winter’s Tale (The Pearl); Jacuzzi (Ars Nova); And I and Silence (Signature Theatre); Women or Nothing (Atlantic Theater Company). Regional: Alley Theatre, A.R.T., Berkeley Rep, Guthrie Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, McCarter Theatre, The Old Globe, Yale Rep, Williamstown Theatre Festival. bradleykingld.com

BRAY POOR (Sound Design). Roundabout Theatre Company: Look Back in Anger, The Real Thing. Broadway: The Glass Menagerie, The American Plan, In the Next Room and the upcoming Latin History for Morons. Recent music and sound design For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, Hamlet, The Antipodes, Julius Caesar. His sound design and music have been heard in many Off-Broadway and regional theatres. Obie awards for Annie Baker’s John and Sustained Excellence in Sound Design.

BEN FUREY (Dialect Coach). Broadway highlights include Michael Moore..., Curious Incident..., King Charles III, The Last Ship, Matilda, Billy Elliot. Off- Broadway includes productions at MTC, Roundabout Theatre Company, Atlantic Theater Company, Barrow Street Theatre, Signature Theatre, Lincoln Center Theater. National tours include Curious Incident...; Gentlemen’s Guide...; Mamma Mia!; Billy Elliot; and Spamalot. Regional/international includes Williamstown Theatre Festival, Hartford Stage, Guthrie Theater, Two River Theater, Canon (Toronto), Gate (Dublin), Colorado Shakespeare. Film/TV includes Lost City of Z, “Elementary.”

SAMANTHA WATSON (Production Stage Manager). Roundabout Theatre Company: Significant Other. Broadway: Significant Other, The Real Thing. Off- Broadway: A Funny Thing Happened... (MCC Theater); Lazarus (NYTW); Posterity, Our New Girl, The Jammer, Harper Regan (Atlantic Theater Company); Taking Care of Baby (MTC); Rimbaud In New York, The Master Builder (BAM); A Man’s a Man (CSC); Stay (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater). Regional: La Jolla Playhouse, Santa Cruz Shakespeare, NYSAF. International: The Bridge Project’s Richard III (BAM, Old Vic, international tour). MFA, UC San Diego.

ELLEN GOLDBERG (Assistant Stage Manager). Roundabout Theatre Company: She Loves Me. Broadway: Dames at Sea, Gigi. Selected Off-Broadway: Sell/Buy/Date (Manhattan Theatre Club), Ghost Stories (Atlantic Theater Company), A Month in the Country (Classic Stage Company), Fun Home (The Public Theater). Regional: Where Storms Are Born, Poster Boy (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Cloud 9 (Hartford Stage), Back Home Again (Lesher Center for the Arts), Little Dancer (The Kennedy Center). Graduate of Fordham College at Lincoln Center.