God of Carnage - Meet the Cast and Artistic Team
About the Cast:
Christine Phelan (Veronica)
Christine is honored to be making her first appearance with Our Productions Dallas. She is a singer, dancer and actress, most recently seen in Garland Summer Musical’s production of Crazy for You (Irene Roth). Some of her favorite roles in the Dallas area include: Sugar (Sugar) with MainStage Irving Las Colinas, Ragtime (Evelyn Nesbit) with Lyric Stage, and Kiss Me Kate (Lois Lane) with Garland Summer Musicals.
Brad Baker (Michael)
Brad returns to the Our Productions stage to revive his role in God of Carnage. He has appeared Off-Broadway in Pump Boys and Dinettes and Diamond Studs. National Tours include Carousel (Billy Bigelow), Heaven Can Wait (Joe Pendleton), South Pacific (Emile de Becque), and Annie (Franklin Roosevelt/Bert Healy). His film work includes Cry-Baby, Broadcast News, Coal Miner’s Daughter, Hairspray, The Toy and Avalon.
Brad is a professor of Theatre at Collin College and in 2000 was honored as the United States Professor of the Year. He has directed more than 100 plays and musicals at theatres across the country.
Stephanie Riggs* (Annette)
Stephanie is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association and holds a B.F.A. in Theatre/Television with an emphasis in Musical Theatre from TCU where she studied on scholarship. Regional favorites include WaterTower Theatre: Dogfight (Momma), Uptown Players: Hello Again (The Actress), Falsettos (Trina), A New Brain (Rhoda) and numerous Broadway Our Way performances. GFour Productions: Motherhood The Musical (Brooke) Theatre Three: Wild Party (Queenie), I Love You...Now Change (Woman #1), Lyric Stage: Finian's Rainbow (Susan the Silent), Our Productions: Pump Boys & Dinettes (Prudie), The Last Five Years (Cathi), Into the Woods (Witch), Cabaret (Sally), Adventures In Love (Woman 3), Garland Summer Musicals: Crazy for You (Polly) and Casa Manana: Show Boat, Gypsy among others. She also is proud to serve as the Educational Director at Our Productions Flower Mound-Lewisville and the Executive Producer/Co-Artistic Director for Our Productions Dallas.
Bob Reed* (Alan)
Bob’s credits include over sixty shows locally including musical roles such as: Showboat (Frank), Grease (Sonny), Oklahoma (Will Parker) and Brigadoon (Jeff Douglas). Some of his favorites include: I Hate Hamlet (Andrew), Rumors (Ken), Joseph…Dreamcoat (Ruebin) and Cinderella (Drucilla one of the ugliest step-sisters you have ever seen). In 2002 he performed in South Pacific (Luther Billis) at Pittsburgh CLO opposite two time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster. He recently portrayed Detective Jim Leavell in the DFW Premier of “Oswald: The Actual Interrogation”. He also has an extensive Film/TV/Radio resume and is represented by the Mary Collins Agency.
*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity Association.
About the Playwrights
Yasmina Reza (Author/Playwright)
Yasmina Reza is a French playwright and novelist, based in Paris, whose works have all been multi-award-winning, critical and popular international successes, produced worldwide and translated into 35 languages. She has written seven plays (Conversations After A Burial, The Passage of Winter, Art, The Unexpected Man, Life X 3, A Spanish Play, God of Carnage, and How You Talk The Game) and 6 novels ("Hammerklavier," "Une Desolation (Desolation)," "Adam Haberberg," "Dans la Luge d'Arthur Schopenhauer," "Nulle Part" and "L'Aube, le Soir ou la Nuit (Dawn Dusk or Night)"). Films include: "Le Pique-Nique de Lulu Kreutz," directed by Didier Martiny and "Chicas," written and directed by the author.
Christopher Hampton (Translations)
Christopher Hampton's plays, musicals and translations have garnered three Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, four Evening Standard Awards and the New York Theatre Critics Circle Award. Prizes for his film and television work include an Academy Award, two BAFTAs, a Writer's Guild of America Award, the Prix Italian and a Special Jury Award at the Cannes Film Festival. His plays for the Royal Court include Treats, Savages, The Philanthropist, Uncle Vanya, Total Eclipse, Marya, When Did You Last See My Mother? and Conversations After A Burial. Other plays include Embers, Three Sisters, Art, Sunset Boulevard, The Talking Cure, Alice’s Adventures Under Ground, White Chameleon, Tales From Hollywood, An Enemy of the People, The Wild Duck, Hedda Gabler, Life X 3, Tartuffe, Lew Liaisons Dangereuses, The Unexpected Man and Conversations After A Burial. Hampton’s plays have been performed at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Almeida, the Royal National Theatre and both on West End and Broadway. His television credits include “The Ginger Tree,” “Hotel du Lac,” “The History Man,” and “Able’s Will.” He has written the screenplays for “Atonement,” “Imagining Argentina,” “The Quiet American,” “The Secret Agent,” “Mary Reilly,” “Carrington,” “Total Eclipse,” “Dangerous Liaisons,” “Wolf at the Door,” “The Good Father,” “The Honorary Consul,” “Tales from the Vienna Woods” and “A Doll’s House.”
About the Director, Mark Mullino
Mark Mullino has worked extensively throughout the Metroplex and the United States as a musical director and actor. Locally, Mark has musical directed/conducted at WaterTower Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, Uptown Players, Plano Repertory Theater, Lyric Stage and Theater Arlington, as well as directed/musical directed many shows for Our Productions Theatre Co., including being nominated for a Leon Rabin award for Best Play and Best Director for Our Productions (then Theatre FMPAT’s) 2006 production of Brighton Beach Memoirs. Mark has also received numerous other Column and Leon Rabin Awards.
He may also be seen playing for the weekly cabaret show “Mama’s Party” and teaches musical theatre at KD College, Collin College, and is a faculty member for Our Productions’ Young Artist Training Program. He maintains a private studio and is an artist. He is the President and co-founder of Dallas Young Artists. Mark received his Bachelors in Music from Hardin-Simmons University.