Stage Director Alison Moritz's current season includes directing productions of Die Zauberflöte for Opera Memphis and the Orlando Philharmonic, assistant directing at Seattle Opera and Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and guest teaching at the University of Maryland's Maryland Opera Studio. Along with the design collective The Libertine Committee, Alison was named one of the 2015 winners of the OPERA America Director-Designer Showcase for her team's concept proposal for Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock. Her recently received the SDCF Kurt Weill Fellowship for 2015-2016, and her future projects include a new production of The Hobbit for Tulsa Opera.
Alison spent the 2014-2015 season as the Resident Assistant Director at the Minnesota Opera, where her projects included assistant directing new productions of Hänsel und Gretel, Carmen, and the world premiere of The Manchurian Candidate. Other recent assistant directing highlights include engagements at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, The Atlanta Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, and Chautauqua Opera.
From 2012-2013, Alison served as interim faculty at Eastman School of Music, where she taught acting for opera singers and directed both mainstage operas and scenes programs. Original productions for Eastman School of Music include Handel's Orlando, Il matrimonio segreto, Venus and Adonis, and The Last Five Years.
Alison continues both her acting training and administrative interests and has worked and trained with companies such as the SITI Company of New York City, OPERA America, Geva Theatre Center, Nautilus Music Theater, and Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. She holds a B.A. in Music and Art History from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.M. from Eastman School of Music. alisonmoritz.com
Charles Murdock Lucas is a scenic designer working for theatre and opera companies across the United States. Recent productions include Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story (Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre), Oliver! (Cabrillo Stage), La voix humaine, The Old Maid and the Thief, Suor Angelica, Mese mariano (Eastman Opera Theatre), Curtains (Barter Theatre), The Light in the Piazza, Peter and the Starcatcher (freeFall Theatre), The Royal Family (The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey) and Madama Butterfly (Ash Lawn Opera). Upcoming productions include Gidion's Knot, Trying (PCPA), The Turn of the Screw, Out of Darkness (Eastman Opera Theatre). He received his Master of Fine Arts in Scenic Design from University of North Carolina School of the Arts where he was the A. J. Fletcher Opera Fellow in Scene Design. He is a recipient of the 2012 USITT Scene Design Award Sponsored by Rose Brand. His designs for Il tabarro & Krapp’s Last Tape appeared in the 2011 Prague Quadrennial. He has exhibited work at the 2011 National Design Portfolio Review at the Bohemian National Hall in New York City, the 2011 Michael Merritt Design Showcase at the Goodman Theatre and at the 2011 USITT Young Designer’s Forum. Select images of his designs are published inScene Design and Stage Lighting - 10th Edition by by R. Craig Wolf and Dick Block. He is a proud member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, a labor union and professional association of Designers, Artists and Craftspeople, organized to protect craft standards, working conditions and wages for the entertainment and decorative arts industries. Visit him at www.charlesmurdocklucas.com or on twitter @CMLSceneDesign
Dina is a freelance costume designer working throughout the United States. This year she is also Visiting Costume Faculty at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She is currently designing Too Marvelous for Words and Becky's New Car for Florida Repertory Theatre. Recently, she designed The Glass Menagerie for Bartlett Theater, Deathtrap for Triad Stage, Around the World in 80 Days for Florida Repertory Theatre, The Bikinis for Broadway Rose Theatre Company in Portland, OR, and worked as the Assistant Crafts Manager for Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, NY. Other costume design credits include: Triassic Parq: The Musical (Off-Broadway); The Foreigner and The Comedy of Errors (Texas Shakespeare Festival); These Shining Lives (Curtain Call Theatre); Così fan tutte (A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute); and Super Claudio Bros. (Best Musical DC Fringe ’10). In 2011, she received the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute Fellowship in Costume Design and her designs for Il mondo della luna were included in the Prague Quadrennial USA Student Exhibit. Dina also enjoys designing for youth theatre and has worked extensively with the Groton School near Boston, as well as the Brearley School, and TADA! Youth Theater in NYC. Additionally, in 2010, she designed UNCSA's new Pickle mascot. Dina earned her MFA in Costume Design from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and is a proud member of United Scenic Arts, Local USA 829. www.dinaperezdesigns.com
Kyle is a freelance lighting designer working coast-to-coast in the theater, ballet, opera, and Industrial/events worlds. He serves as resident lighting designer for Intermezzo Dance Company in NYC, founded by ABT soloist and veteran, Craig Salstein. Select Regional Design Credits: Jason Invisible, Elephant & Piggie's: We Are in a Play! [John F. Kennedy Center]; A Few Good Men [Keegan Theater, Ireland National Tour ‘14]; The Winter's Tale, Camelot [Texas Shakespeare Festival]; Lunch (World Premiere of Steve Dorff & Rick Hawkins’ musical), A Chorus Line, The Full Monty, Oliver!, Hairspray [Cabrillo Stage]; Light in Florence [Firenze Arts Council]; Agon, Apollo [Suzanne Farrell Ballet]; Requiem Adagio, Harmonic, Sisyphus [Intermezzo Ballet]; Symphonie Concertante [Balanchine Trust]. Select Assistant Credits: Trinity Rep, Juilliard School of Drama, Washington National Opera, Martha Graham Dance Company, The Laramie Project Cycle, directed by Moisés Kaufman, Stickfly (Bway, assistant to Beverly Emmons). Upcoming: Urinetown [Cabrillo Stage]; Taming of the Shrew [Rochester University]. www.kylegrant.net