Time and the Conways

Who's Who

ELIZABETH McGOVERN (Mrs. Conway). Academy Award-nominated actress Elizabeth McGovern is Cora, Countess of Grantham in the critically acclaimed series “Downton Abbey.” The smash hit “Downton Abbey” wrapped its final season after winning multiple awards including Emmys, Golden Globes, and BAFTAs. Elizabeth has been nominated for both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her performance as Lady Cora. While studying at The Juilliard School in New York City in 1980, Elizabeth was offered a part in her first movie, Ordinary People, starring opposite Timothy Hutton and directed by Robert Redford. She then went on to earn an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Evelyn Nesbit in Milos Forman’s Ragtime. In 1984, Elizabeth starred with Robert De Niro and James Woods in Sergio Leone’s cult gangster movie Once Upon a Time in America, and later opposite Mickey Rourke in Johnny Handsome. Her recent film Unexpected, in which she stars opposite Cobie Smulders, premiered at Sundance, and she just finished shooting Showing Roots with Maggie Grace. Her other film credits include Buffalo Soldiers, King of the Hill, She’s Having a Baby and Racing with the Moon. Since moving to England and starting a family of her own with husband Simon Curtis (director of My Week With Marilyn and Woman in Gold), Elizabeth continued to work in theatre and television. Born in Illinois, Elizabeth is also a singer-songwriter and has just recorded her third album, Still Waiting, with the band she formed and fronts, Sadie and the Hotheads. Sadie and the Hotheads have played the Isle of Wight and Hard Rock Calling Festival (Bruce Springsteen and Paul Simon headlining) and have completed a mini tour with Mike and the Mechanics. She will next be seen opposite Liam Neeson in The Commuter.  
 
STEVEN BOYER (Ernest) stars as Dwayne Reed, lead investigator and former cop, who joins the defense team in NBC’s comedy “Trial and Error.” Boyer was nominated for a Tony Award for the Broadway run of Hand to God. Time Out NY named Boyer as “one of the Future Legends of the NY Theatre.” He also earned an OBIE Award and a Lucille Lortel Award for his work in Hand to God at The Ensemble Studio Theatre and MCC. Most recently Steven starred in Assassins which was a part of the Encores! Off-Center series. He has also appeared in MTC’s The Explorer’s Club as well as in Second Stage’s production of Modern Terrorism. He also played the title role of Trevor in Nick Jones’ darkly funny Trevor, performed with Lesser America. In addition to his work in the theatre, Boyer has appeared in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies and in Martin Scorsese’s film The Wolf of Wall Street. Boyer has appeared in such beloved TV series as “Orange is the New Black,” “The Good Wife,” “The Crazy Ones,” “Louie,” “Mom,” “Person of Interest,” “Law & Order,” and “Ed.” He starred in and produced “The Share,” an independent web sitcom pilot from Emily Chadick Weiss. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School and is also a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre. Boyer lives in South Slope, Brooklyn.    
 
ANNA CAMP (Hazel) has quickly established herself as one of the industry’s most exciting, scene-stealing talents on stage and screen. Camp can next be seen reprising her starring role of "Aubrey Posen," the leader of the acappella group, The Barden Bellas, in Pitch Perfect 3, the third installment of Universal’s hit film series Pitch Perfect, which will release on December 22, 2017. Camp previously starred in Pitch Perfect, as well as Pitch Perfect 2, which was a box office smash. Camp was recently seen in Woody Allen’s film Café Society, opposite Jesse Eisenberg, which premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Other film credits include the independent feature Brave New Jersey, One Night, Goodbye To All That, which premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, and the Academy Award-nominated film The Help, opposite Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer. On television, Camp recently starred in Amazon’s critically acclaimed 1970s newsroom drama, “Good Girls Revolt,” based on the novel by Lynn Povich. She also received rave reviews for her work in the recurring role of "Deirdre Robespierre" on Netflix’s hit comedy “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” created and produced by Tina Fey. Camp is also widely known for playing the vampire-hating role of "Sarah Newlin" on HBO’s “True Blood.” The show and Camp earned a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, on behalf of their work on the series.  Other television credits include: “Saints and Strangers,” “The Good Wife,” “Mad Men,” “The Office” and “How I Met Your Mother.” On Broadway, Camp starred opposite Daniel Radcliffe in the 2008 Broadway revival of Equus. She also appeared in Mike Nichols’ The Country Girl, opposite Morgan Freeman and Francis McDormand. Camp was also nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award on behalf of her performance in the Rebecca Taichman-directed production of The Scene opposite Tony Shalhoub and Patricia Heaton. Camp grew up in South Carolina and currently resides in Los Angeles.
 
GABRIEL EBERT (Alan). Broadway: Thérèse Raquin by Helen Edmundson, Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein, Matilda the Musical by Tim Minchin/Dennis Kelly (2013 Tony Award Winner), Brief Encounter by Noel Coward, Red by John Logan. Off-Broadway/Regional: Gently Down the Stream by Martin Sherman (The Public), Peer Gynt (CSC), Preludes by Dave Malloy (LCT), Suicide, Incorporated by Andrew Hinderaker (Roundabout), 4,000 Miles by Amy Herzog (recipient of 2011 OBIE award, LCT), The Heart of Robin Hood by David Farr, Prometheus Bound by Stephen Sater/Serj Tankian (ART), a site specific Seagull directed by Brian Mertes at the majestic Lake Lucille. Film: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks directed by George C. Wolfe, Ricki and the Flash directed by Johnathan Demme, The Family Fang directed by Jason Bateman, Jane Wants a Boyfriend directed by Sill Sullivan. TV: “The Blacklist” on NBC, “The Interestings” on Hulu.
 
CHARLOTTE PARRY (Kay) recently played Ruth opposite Dame Angela Lansbury in the National Tour of Blithe Spirit. She was a member of the inaugural year of Sam Mendes' Bridge Project, performing The Cherry Orchard and The Winter’s Tale at BAM, in the West End, and internationally. On Broadway she has appeared in The Winslow Boy, Coram Boy and the Tony Award-winning shows The Real Thing and The Importance Of Being Earnest. Off-Broadway credits include Equivocation (MTC), Bluebird (Atlantic), Look Back In Anger and Howard Katz (Roundabout) and The Master Builder (Irish Rep). She has performed many times in the West End and regionally in the U.K., and spent several years with the Sir Peter Hall Company. Charlotte performed in the London premieres of Pig Farm and The Colby Sisters. Select regional credits include Pygmalion (Old Globe), Heartbreak House (Hartford Stage), the world premiere of Albee's Me Myself and I, and The Birthday Party (McCarter Theatre). Charlotte has narrated over 70 audiobooks and received several awards for her narration. Film and TV credits include The Importance Of Being Earnest, The Park Bench. “The Safe House” and “Extreme Ghost Stories.”  
 
MATTHEW JAMES THOMAS (Robin) is thrilled to join the cast of Time and the Conways. Matthew is best-known in the U.S. for originating the title role in the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Pippin, directed by Diane Paulus, for which he received an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. Earlier this year he was cast as a series regular in a new NBC SONY pilot "Shelter" as Dr. Sam Carnahan, directed by Charles McDougall and written by Warren Leight. The year prior he was cast as series regular Henry Paine in the HBO drama pilot “The Devil You Know” written by Jenji Kohan and directed by Gus Van Sant. He had moved from the U.K. to the U.S. in 2010 to play Peter Parker in the original cast of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark on Broadway directed by Julie Taymor with music by Bono and Edge. After the success of Pippin, Matthew went on to shoot a recurring lead in NBC-Universal’s "Believe" with executive producers JJ Abrams and Alfonso Cuarón. He then joined the cast of the musical adaption of Barry Levinson’s classic film Diner with original music by Sheryl Crow playing the role of Fenwick for the Signature Theatre and was nominated for a Helen Hayes award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical. In his earlier career, Matthew appeared in the hit British, BAFTA award-winning film Billy Elliott and hit film About a Boy starring Hugh Grant. He later starred as Prince John in the Emmy award-winning The Lost Prince for the BBC directed by Stephen Poliakoff. Television series regular credits include: Jez in “Britannia High” for ITV. Joe in “Wonderful You” for ITV. Matthew Davey in “The Blind Date” for ITV. Guest leads credits include: “Midsomer Murders,” “Casualty,” “Doctors,” “Genie in the House,” “The Bill,” “Hero to Zero” and “Trevor’s World of Sport.”
 
ANNA BARYSHNIKOV (Carol). Anna Baryshnikov has recently made her film debut in the Academy Award nominated Manchester By The Sea with Casey Affleck, Kyle Chandler and Lucas Hedges. On television, she was most recently seen as a series regular on the CBS half-hour comedy series, Superior Donuts, opposite Jermaine Fowler, Judd Hirsch and Katey Segal. She will next be seen in the film The Kindergarten Teacher, opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal and Gael García Bernal. In addition, Anna has also appeared on television in Amazon’s “Good Girls Revolt”, NBC’s “The Mysteries Of Laura” and CBS’s “Blue Bloods”, as well as the HBO Miniseries, “Doll & Em”, opposite Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells. On the New York stage, she starred in Horse Girls at the Cell Theater. Anna graduated from Northwestern University, where she received a BS in theatre. At Northwestern, she was seen in Pride and Prejudice, Moby Dick, Language of Angels, and The Play About The Baby.
 
BROOKE BLOOM (Madge). Theatre credits: Cloud Nine at Atlantic Theatre Company (2016 Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play), You Got Older with Page 73 (Obie Award Winner & 2015 Drama Desk nomination for Best Actress in a Play), I’m Looking For Helen Twelvetrees at the Abron Arts Center, Somewhere Fun at Vineyard Theatre, Lungs at the Studio Theatre in D.C. and Barrington Stage, Becky Shaw at the Wilma, The Grown-Up at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Marie Antoinette at ART, as well as A Feminine Ending, Completeness and Hamlet all at South Coast Rep.  Film: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Ceremony, He’s Just Not That Into You, Gabbi on the Roof in July, Swim Little Fish Swim (SXSW 2013) and She's Lost Control (Berlinale 2014). Television: Series Regular roles on Netflix's “Gypsy” and “Amazon's Alpha House,” guest appearances on the USA series “Falling Water,” “Louie,” “The New Normal,” “Person of Interest,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “The Good Wife,” a recurring role on “CSI: Miami” and various pilots for NBC.  The recipient of the 2012 Barrymore and 2013 IRNE awards for Best Actress, Brooke also received a 2013 Elliot Norton nomination.  
 
ALFREDO NARCISO (Gerald). Broadway: Motherf***er With The Hat (LAB/Public), A Streetcar Named Desire (Roundabout). Off-Broadway: Tiny Beautiful Things (Public), The Way West; Thinner Than Water (LAByrinth), Basilica (Rattlestick), Good Mother (New Group), Red Dog Howls; Ivo Van Hove’s Misanthrope (New York Theater Workshop), Chimichangas and Zoloft (Atlantic- HOLA Award), The Ugly One (Soho Rep/Play Co.), Drunken City (Playwrights Horizons), Measure For Measure; Chair (Theater For A New Audience), among others. Regional: Elevada (Yale Rep), Miracle At Naples (Huntington), Britannicus (ART– Elliot Norton/IRNE nominations), among others. Film: Jacqueline Argentine, Demolition, Like Sunday, Like Rain, among others. TV: “Homeland,” “Elementary,” “House of Cards,” “The Family,” “The Blacklist,” “The Good Wife,” among others. He is a member of LAByrinth, Ensemble Studio Theater, Partial Comfort, The New Neighborhood, The Actor’s Studio and the Co-founder of a location-based film company, locusfocusproductions.com. For more info, check out his website at alfredonarciso.com.  
 
CARA RICKETTS (Joan) is a celebrated Canadian theatre actress being named as Now Magazine’s 10 artists of the year and having starred for several seasons at the acclaimed Stratford Festival in roles such as “Imogen” in Cymbeline, “Ruth” in The Homecoming opposite Brian Dennehy, “Portia” in Julius Caesar and “Maria” in Twelfth Night, directed by Des McAnuff among many other productions. Recently she made her New York debut as “Isabella” in the critically acclaimed Measure for Measure for Theatre for a New Audience. Ms. Ricketts other selected credits include “Queenie” in The Wild Party (Acting UpStage) for which she was nominated for a Dora Award for Outstanding Performance – Female, “Hedda” in Hedda Gabler (Necessary Angel), “Marianne” in Constellations and “Susan” in Race (Canadian Stage). For film and television Cara is best known for portraying the role of “Bertilda” in the E1 mini-series “Book of Negroes,” as well as appearing in the feature films Jean of the Joneses, Across the Line and The Anniversary. Her selected television credits include guest appearances on fan favorite BBC America’s “Orphan Black,” NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU,” CTV’s “Saving Hope” and CBC’s “Murdoch Mysteries.”
 
AMANDA LEIGH COBB (u/s Kay, Madge). Broadway: The River, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Country Girl, The Coast of Utopia. Baby, Dirty Dancing. Regional: Othello, Clybourne Park, etc. Yale MFA. Earphones Award winner. Full bio: www.amandaleighcobb.com.
 
BEN DISKANT (u/s Alan Conway, Ernest Beevers). New York: Hit the Wall (Barrow Street Theatre), The Cherry Orchard (Classic Stage Company). Regional: Williamstown, DC Shakespeare, Old Globe, Cincinnati Playhouse, Alley Theatre. TV: “Blue Bloods.” MFA in Acting USD/Old Globe. @BenDiskant
 
KIM MARTIN-COTTEN (u/s Mrs. Conway). Broadway: The Little Foxes, The Merchant of Venice. National tour: August: Osage County. Off-Broadway: A Moon for the Misbegotten (Drama Desk nomination), Not What Happened (BAM). Other: guest faculty, Yale School of Drama. Producing Director, Hang A Tale (Off-Broadway Alliance nomination).
 
KATE McGONIGLE (u/s Hazel, Carol, Joan) makes her Broadway debut in Time and the Conways. Off-Broadway credits: What I Did Last Summer (Signature Theatre) and Letters to Sala (The Barrow Group). Regional credits: Shakespeare in Love (Chicago Shakespeare Theater). Film credits: Irrational Man (Woody Allen), Fluidity (Linda Yellen). Kate trained at the The Juilliard School (BFA).
 
STUART WARD (u/s Robin, Gerald). Theatre: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Broadway), The Go Between (West End), Once (West End, first national U.S. tour), The Recruiting Officer (Donmar), Dreamboats and Petticoats (West End), The Hired Man (Off-Broadway). Television: “Downton Abbey” (ITV), “Our Girl,” “Holby City” (BBC).
 
J. B. PRIESTLEY (Playwright) was born in 1894 in Bradford, Yorkshire, son of a schoolmaster. He left Belle Vue School at 16 and worked in a wool office, beginning to write in his spare time. He volunteered for the army in 1914 and served throughout the First World War, surviving the grim conditions of the trenches. He gained a grant to go to Cambridge, and launched his professional career with Brief Diversions, a collection of short pieces, which attracted attention in London. After graduating, he moved to London with his first wife Pat and set up as a professional writer, reviewing, writing essays and literary biographies and reading for the publisher John Lane. His fourth novel, The Good Companions, came out in 1929 and was a huge success, followed by Angel Pavement in 1930. He entered the Theatre in 1932 with Dangerous Corner, and dominated the London stage during the 1930s with a succession of plays such as Eden End, I Have Been Here Before, Time and the Conways, When We Are Married, Johnson Over Jordan, and into the 1940s with They Came to a City, An Inspector Calls, The Linden Tree, Summer Day's Dream and The Glass Cage in 1958. During the Second World War he established a new reputation as a broadcaster. A prolific writer he continued writing novels, notably Bright Day and Lost Empires, and an important list of non-fiction, English Journey launched him in a new role as a social commentator. “Midnight on the Desert” and “Rain Upon Godshill” were chapters of his autobiography, Margin Released; “Literature and Western Man,” the sum of a lifetime's reading; and three social histories “The Prince of Pleasure,” “The Edwardians” and “Victoria's Heyday.” Over all, he published more than 100 books – non-fiction, fiction and drama, as well as countless newspaper articles and reviews. He was married three times and had four daughters and one son. He was a lifelong socialist of the old kind, yet never joined the Labour Party. He was a spokesman for the ordinary people, unashamedly middlebrow, patriotic and honest, and opposed to the class system. He turned down offers of a knighthood and a peerage, but gladly accepted the Order of Merit in 1977. He died in 1984.
 
REBECCA TAICHMAN (Director). Broadway: Indecent by Paula Vogel (co-creator; Tony nomination, Drama League nomination, Outer Critics Circle nomination, and Lucille Lortel nomination). Select Off-Broadway: Time and the Conways (Old Globe); How To Transcend A Happy Marriage and The Oldest Boy by Sarah Ruhl (LCT); Luck of the Irish by Kirsten Greenidge (LCT3); Familiar by Danai Gurira, Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl, Milk Like Sugar by Kirsten Greenidge (Playwrights Horizons); Orlando by Sarah Ruhl (CSC); Orpheus (NYCO); Dark Sisters (MTG/Gotham); Menopausal Gentleman (The Ohio). Regional includes productions at Yale Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Shakespeare Theatre Company, The Old Globe, ART, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, McCarter, and Woolly Mammoth among others. Rebecca is a Henry Crown Fellow at The Aspen Institute, and a graduate of the Yale School of Drama. rebeccataichman.com.

NEIL PATEL (Set Design). Recent Designs include Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) (Royal Court London), Mughal-e-Azam (NCPA Mumbai), Born for This (The Broad Stage, L.A.), The Crucible (Glimmerglass Festival), Indian Ink (Roundabout), Mr Burns, a post-electric play and Stage Kiss (Playwrights Horizons) and Norma (L.A. Opera). TV/film production design for “The Path” (Hulu), “In Treatment” (HBO), “Little Boxes” (Netflix), Some Velvet Morning (Tribeca Films). Exhibition designs for Space, Force, Construction; VAC Foundation, Venice.

PALOMA YOUNG (Costume Design). Broadway: Peter and the Starcatcher (Tony Award); Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (Tony nomination), Bandstand (Drama Desk nomination). Off-Broadway: Natasha, Pierre... Kazino (Lucille Lortel Award); Fly by Night, Playwrights Horizons; Recall, Colt Coeur; Permission, MCC; Brooklyn Babylon, BAM. Other regional work at American Repertory Theater, Dallas Theater Center, South Coast Repertory, Arena Stage, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Hand2Mouth and Mixed Blood, among others. palomayoung.com

CHRISTOPHER AKERLIND (Lighting Design). Roundabout: Into the Woods; 110 in the Shade; Howard Katz; A Touch of the Poet; Philadelphia, Here I Come! Broadway: Indecent (Tony and Drama Desk awards), Rocky, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Awake and Sing!, The Light in the Piazza (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle awards), among others. Recent Off-Broadway: On the Shore of the Wide World (Atlantic), Angel Reapers (Signature), among many others.

MATT HUBBS (Sound Design). Indecent (Cort, Vineyard, La Jolla Playhouse, Yale Rep); How to Transcend a Happy Marriage, The Royale (Lincoln Center Theater); Time and the Conways (Old Globe); Stage Kiss, 100 Saints You Should Know (Playwrights Horizons); Marie Antoinette (A.R.T., Yale Rep, Soho Rep); Three Pianos (NYTW, A.R.T.); The Human Scale (The Public); Telephone (Foundry Theatre); RoosevElvis, The Holler Sessions, Waiting for You on the Corner Of..., Mission Drift, Architecting, Particularly in the Heartland, A Thousand Natural Shocks (the TEAM).

LEAH J. LOUKAS (Hair and Wig Design). Broadway: Marvin’s Room, The Great Comet of 1812; Sweat; Oh, Hello on Broadway; The Heidi Chronicles; On the Town; A Night With Janis Joplin; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; American Idiot; Irena’ s Vow. The Public Theater: Julius Caesar, Plenty, Barbecue, The Fortress of Solitude, The Taming of the Shrew, Love’ s Labour’ s Lost, Into the Woods.

DEBORAH HECHT (Dialect Consultant). Broadway: War Paint, Groundhog Day, Fool for Love, Act One, Venus in Fur, God of Carnage, Long Day’s Journey Into Night (with Redgrave and Hoffman), Exit the King, numerous others. Off-Broadway: Public, LCT3, Signature, Playwrights Horizons, others. Regional/international: Goodman, Westport, Two River Theater, Williamstown, others. Royal National, Royal Shakespeare Company. Film/TV: numerous. Faculty: Juilliard.

THOMAS SCHALL (Fight Director). Over 70 Broadway shows, among them The Little Foxes, Jitney, The Present, The Front Page, The Crucible, Blackbird, Of Mice and Men, Romeo and Juliet, Venus in Fur and War Horse. Many shows at NYTW (Othello, Red Speedo), The Public Theater (Hamlet), MTC (Ruined, Murder Ballad), Lincoln Center (The King and I) and The Metropolitan Opera.

FRANK VENTURA (Etiquette and Period Movement). Broadway: The Winslow Boy, The Importance of Being Earnest, After Miss Julie, The Constant Wife, Top Girls, Tartuffe, Winchell. Off-Broadway/regional: No Frills, The New York Idea, The Critic, School for Lies, The Heir Apparent, The Liar, The Way of the World, The Misanthrope. Founder, CAP21.

KATHY FABIAN (Production Properties Supervisor). Fabian has created props for over 70 Broadway productions. Recent credits include Indecent, Sunday in the Park With George, Falsettos, Fiddler on the Roof, On Your Feet!, The King and I, An American in Paris, The Real Thing, The Realistic Joneses, If/Then, Rocky, The Bridges of Madison County and Kinky Boots.

JAMES LATUS (Production Stage Manager). Broadway: Indecent, Jitney, All the Way, A Time to Kill, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park, The Pee- wee Herman Show, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Elaine Stritch at Liberty, Stones in His Pockets, Bells Are Ringing, The Capeman. Also numerous productions at The Public Theater, regional work on both coasts, Off-Broadway, Shakespeare in the Park and international productions.

STEPHEN MILOSEVICH (Assistant Stage Manager). Roundabout: Long Day’ s Journey Into Night. Broadway: Sunday in the Park With George, Something Rotten!, Fun Home, Rocky. Off-Broadway: A Midsummer Night’ s Dream; Hir; Bootycandy; Mr. Burns, a post-electric play; The Great God Pan; Detroit; American Hero. Regional: Williamstown Theatre Festival, Tent Theatre.