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The following examples have been selected from the full list of productions
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INDEX:
155 First Avenue
Camino Real
Chasing Heaven
Chemistry of Love
Conjur Woman
The Fastest Woman Alive
Fear ItselfThe Hairy Ape
Julius Caesar
The Lady Aoi
Midsummer Night's...
Mensch Meier
Money
MotelParis Lights
Piecework
Shepard Sets
The Tooth of Crime- 1983
The Tooth of Crime - 2006
The War Zone is My Bed
155 First Avenue La MaMa, NYC
Chemistry of Love
by Jill Campbell
Directed by George Ferencz
Set by Donald Eastman,
Costumes by Sally Lesser.
Lights by Jeff Tapper

Multimedia by Jonathan Phelps
Sound by Tim Schellenbaum,
Stage Manager Karen Oughtred

Cast: Dennis Parlato, Jenne Vath,
Kim Merrill, Matt Baxter Luceno


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155 First Avenue Theater For The New City
155 First Avenue
The Epic Adventures of the Theater of the New Syzygy
by Toby Amour,
Music by Peter Dizozza
Directed by George Ferencz
Set by
Marc Marcante,
Costumes by Sally Lesser.
Lighting by Alexander Bartenieff
Sound by Tim Schellenbaum
Stage Manager Francesse Maingrette


Cast: Dain Alexandra, Brittney Benson,
Jennifer Koller, Jack Luceno, Jason Marx,
John-Andrew Morrison, Anna Marie Sell,
Douglas Stone, Natasha Velez & Chris Zorker

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155 First Avenue Point Park Conservatory, Pittsburgh
Camino Real
by Tennesee Williams
Directed by George Ferencz
Set by Stephanie Mayer-Staley
Sound by Steve Shapiro
Lights by Scott Nelson 
Stage Manager Caitlin Roper

Cast: David A. Berry, Aaron Davidson,
Tom Driscoll, Grace Flaherty,
Marquis Johnson, Brian Knoebel,
Katie Marcus, James Masciovecchio,
Tony Moux, Scotland Newton,
Mia Parillo, Neil Rushnock, Sasha Toro,
Sheridan Singleton, Zuri Washington,
Zach Weirich & Cassie Wood


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155 First Avenue Southern Illinois University
The Fastest Woman Alive
by Karen Sunde
Directed by George Ferencz
Costumes by Rebel Mickelson.
Set by
Ron Naversen
Lights by Christine Jacky
Stage Manager  Alicia Scott

Cast: Krista Allen,  Brittany Benson, Susan Patrick Benson, John Breeden, Ashley Cassady, Aaron Clark, Laura Cohen, Cortez, Tony Crawford, Amy France, Stephanie Garrett, Jimmy Heiner, Rebekah Homer, Terri Jeffers, Tim Lamstry, Steve Looten, Amanda Murphy, Stacie McDonald, Samatha Pajer, John Michael Presney, Kit Ryan, Scott Sander, Tom Siegret, Aaron Smith, Lee Trovillion, Mark Varns, Jorden Vakselis and Ben Voelker



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Conjur Woman - Sheila Dabney La MaMa, NYC
Teatro La Communita, Rome, Italy

Conjur Woman
(A Blues Opera)
Libretto by Beatrice Manley,
Music Composed by Sheila Dabney,
Jasper McGruder, Ellen Stewart and Yukio Tsuji
Directed by George Ferencz
Set Design by Jun Maeda,
Light Design by Jeff Tapper

Cast: Sheila Dabney with Harry Mann,
Jasper McGruder and Yukio Tsuji


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Tooth of Crime - Ray Wise

La MaMa, 45th Anniversary Celebration
La MaMa's 1983 production of Sam Shepard's

The Tooth of Crime
by Sam Shepard,
Music by Shepard
Additional Music: Bob Jewett.
Music Direction: Bob Jewett
Set by Bill Stabile
Costumes by Sally Lesser.
Lighting Design: Jeff Tapper,
Sound Design: Tim Schellenbaum 
Stage Manager: Elyzabeth Gorman
Production Consultant: Virlana Tkacz

Cast: Arthur Adair, Raul Aranas,
Charles Gideon Davis, Nick Denning,
Cary Gant, Andrew Morrison, Jenne Vath
and Ray Wise.


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Fear Itself Theater For The New City
FEAR ITSELF
Secrets of the White House,
a farcical tragedy by Jean-Claude van Itallie,
Set by Watoku Ueno,
Costumes by Sally Lesser,
Sound by Tim Scxhellenbaum,
Lights by Federico Restrepo

Cast: Rene Anderson, Timothy Doyle, Joe Gioco, Eric Goss, Leslie Ann Hendricks, Jason Howard, Susan Patrick, Ken Perlstein,
Roland Sands and Jenne Vath

Premiere

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War Zone

The EXPERIMENTA Festival
The War Zone Is My Bed
by Yasmine Rana
Directed by George Ferencz
Music by Gengi Ito
Lights
by Federico Restrepo
Costumes by Sally Lesser
Scenic Artist Mark Kehoe
Sound Design by Tim Schellenbaum

Cast: Alexander Alioto, Sheila Dabney,
Jason Howard, Candace Reid
and Jenne Vath


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Piecework Theatre for the New City
Piecework
Written by Robyn Burland
Set Design Consultant - Tom Lee
Costumes by Sally Lesser
Sound Design - Tim Schellenbaum
Stage Manager - Stephanie Atlan

Cast: Alexander Alioto, Jamie Ansley,
Felipe Bonilla, Charles Britt, Nell Gwynn,
Allison Hiroto, Jennifer Mann, Juliet O’Brien,
Micki Paley, Heather Rogers, Julie Rosier, Chriztopher Zaborowski


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Motel La MaMa, NYC
Motel
by Jean Claude van Itallie
Puppet Design - Catherine Jane Shaw
Set by Peter Case
Music & Sound by Tim Schellenbaum
Costumes by Ellen Stewart
Lighting Design - Jeff Tapper
Stage Manager - Esteban Fernandez

Cast: Allison Hiroto, Rosemary Quinn, Shawneeka Woodward, Chriztopher Zaborowski


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presented in German by Meta Theater, Munich, Germany,
The Lady Aoi
by Yukio Mishima
Set by Watoku Ueno,
Costumes by Barbara Schaucher,
Lighting Design by Markward Scheck,
Music by Helga Pogatschar,

Cast: Hede Beck, Elisabeth Erhard,
Daniela Schneider and Axel Tangerding


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Midsummer San Diego Rep.
Midsummer's Night Dream
by William Shakespeare
Music by Max Roach
Set by Rob Murphy
Costumes by Sally Lesser
Lights by Peter Maradudin

Cast: Beverly Bremers, Damon Bryant, Keith David, Sheila Dabney, Joe Kane, Natasha Kautsky, Jim Morlino and Ronn Smith

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Cleveland Playhouse
Mensch Meier
by Franz Xaver Kroetz
Set by Bill Stabile
Costumes by Estelle Painter
Lights by Blu.

Cast: Catherine Albers, Thomas Kopache and Joseph Pecchio

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Money La MaMa ETC, NYC
Money: A Jazz Opera
Libretto by Amiri Baraka
Music by George Gruntz.
Set by Jun Maeda
Costumes by Sally Lesser.
Lights by Jim Hardy

Cast: Ray Anderson, Kenneth Bell,
Bakida Carroll, Chico Freeman,
Sharon Freeman, Frank Gordon,
George Gruntz, Billy Hart, Howard Johnson, Sheila Jordan, Erica Lindsay, Cecil McBee,
J.D. Parran, Janice Robinson, Wallace Roney and Vea Williams.


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LaMaMa and Syracuse Stage
Shepard Sets,
Plays by Sam Shepard,
Original music by Max Roach
Set by Bill Stabile
Costumes by Sally Lesser
Lights by Blu

Cast: Jim Abele, Betsy Aidem, Raul Aranas,
Akin Babtunde, Tom Costello, Sheila Dabney, Peter Jay Fernandez, Zivia Flomenhaft, Stephen Mellor,
S. Epatha Merkerson and Deirdre O’Connell


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Tooth of Crime the original 1983 production was in association with
SYRACUSE STAGE/SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
La MaMa, NYC & Syracuse Stage
The Tooth of Crime
by Sam Shepard,
music by Shepard
Additional Music by Bob Jewett.
Music Direction by Bob Jewett
Set by Bill Stabile
Costumes by Sally Lesser.
Lights by Paul Mathiesen,


Cast: Richard Allen, Raul Aranas,
Benmio Easterling, Peter Jay Fernandez,
Jodi Long, Stephen Mellor, John Nesci
and Ray Wise.


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Paris Lights

American Place Theatre, NYC.
Paris Lights
(The All-Star Literary Genius Expatriate Revue)
by Mike Zettler
Music by Bill Russo,
Set by Bill Stabile,
Costumes by Sally Lesser and Kathleen Smith,
Lights by Laura Rambaldi,
Choreography by Jane Summerhays.

Cast: Margery Cohen, Rhetta Hughes,
Trisha Long, Stephen Mellor, Christopher Murray,
Jane Summerhays, John David Westfall and Nicholas Wyman.


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Julius Caesar Impossible Ragtime Theatre, NYC,
Julius Caesar
by William Shakespeare,
Directed by George Ferencz.
Set by George Ferencz.
Costumes by Sally Lesser.
Lights by Jon Gisondi.

Cast: Patti Baker, Catherine Boyd,
Louis Braunstien, Glen Cabrera,
Brian Dennehy, David Duhaime, Greg Fabian,
Margaret Flanagan, Drew Keil,
Richard Leighton, Karen Pontius,
Kristen Richards, J.W. Roberts, Dino Shorte, Ray Wise and Kate Zentall.


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The Hairy Ape
Impossible Ragtime Theatre, NYC.
The Hairy Ape
by Eugene O’Neill.
Set by Ron Daley and George Ferencz,
Costumes by Sally Lesser
Lights by John Gisondi,
Stage Fighting by Spencer Cohen.

Cast: Pattie Baker, Louis Braunstein,
Richard Carballo, Spencer Cohen, Cynthia Crane, Gideon Davis, Greg Fabian, Margaret Flanagan, Jonathan Foster, Jonathan Frakes, Drew Keil, Annette Kurek, Karen Pontius, Kristen Richards, Ray Wise and Stephen Zuckerman.

Subsequent productions at
Pittsburg Public Theatre and at Berkeley Rep
featured music by Max Roach
and set design by Bill Stabile


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