THE WHISKEY TASTING
Conceived by David Jacobi and Amanda Berg Wilson
Written by David Jacobi
Adapted and Directed by Amanda Berg Wilson
Janae Burris, Rodney Lizcano, Jason Maxwell
Stage Managers: Corin Davidson, Heidi Echtenkamp
The Actors and Stage Managers employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
DAVID JACOBI (Writer). Ready Steady Yeti Go (NNPN Rolling World Premiere, Ojai Playwrights Conference), The Couches (DCPA Colorado New Play Summit), MDL (Sideshow Theatre, JAW Festival, Great Plains Theatre Conference). Special/Awards: 2013 Holland New Voices, Relentless Award Semifinalist, Shank Fellowship at Pig Iron Theatre Company. Current: Interact Theatre Core Writer, commissioned by EST/Sloan and South Coast Rep.
AMANDA BERG WILSON (Director). As director: The Wild Party (Off-Center at DCPA); 9 to 5 (Creede Repertory Theatre); God’s Ear, Failure: A Love Story, Mr. Burns: a post-electric play, Rausch, and United Flight 232, among others (The Catamounts). As performer: Sweet & Lucky (Off-Center at DCPA), Detroit (Curious Theatre Company), There is A Happiness that Morning Is (The Catamounts). Amanda is Artistic Director of The Catamounts, a Boulder-based company dedicated to theatre for the adventurous palate. thecatamounts.com
JANAE BURRIS is a comedian and actor in Denver, Colorado. She is a South Los Angeles native and a California Institute of the Arts alumna. Since moving to Colorado, Janae has worked with Local Theater Company and Colorado Shakespeare Festival. She’s opened for nationally touring comics Michael Che, Roy Wood Jr. and Gary Gulman, and has been featured at Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival in Bloomington, Ind. and High Plains Comedy Festival in Denver. She is the 2016 Comedy Works New Faces Champion, a regular performer at both Comedy Works locations in Denver and a founding member of Pussy Bros, her standup comedy girl gang, who made their television debut on NBC’s “First Look.”
RODNEY LIZCANO. At the Denver Center: The Book of Will, American Mariachi, The Constant Wife, Frankenstein, Hamlet, American Night, The Merchant of Venice, Spinning Into Butter, The Tempest, Gross Indecency, The Rivals, A Winter’s Tale, A Christmas Carol. Other Theatres: Colorado Shakespeare Festival (Richard III, Much Ado, Othello, Henry V, Tempest, Merry Wives, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, Equivocation, Cymbeline), The Old Globe, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Dallas Shakespeare, Theatre Aspen, Arvada Center, Boulder Ensemble, LOCAL and Off-Broadway with Actors Ensemble Theater and DreamScape Theatre Company. TV/Film: Silver City (Focus Features) and “Stage Struck” on Bravo. Training: Southern Methodist University (BFA) National Theatre Conservatory (MFA).
JASON MAXWELL is a proud company member of The Catamounts and he is thrilled to be making his DCPA/Off-Center debut. Some choice credits are John N. in the regional premiere of Failure: A Love Story (The Catamounts), Joe in The Ding Dongs (square product), Jesus Costazuela in The Odd Couple (Barth Hotel), Actor 5 in A Christmas Carol (Miners Alley Playhouse), the Conductor in Polar Express (Colorado Railroad Museum), Mr. Rochester in the regional premier of You on the Moors Now (The Catamounts) and most recently as Actor 6 in the regional premiere of United Flight 232 (The Catamounts).
CORIN DAVIDSON. At the DCPA: Anna Karenina, Corduroy, The Who’s Tommy, Zoey’s Perfect Wedding, Smart People, The Secret Garden, Sweeney Todd, All The Way, A Christmas Carol, Lookingglass Alice. At DCPA Cabaret: An Act of God. Other Theatres: Equivocation, Cymbeline (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Skylight Music Theatre, Renaissance Theatre Works, Wild Space, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. Training: BFA Stage Management, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.
HEIDI ECHTENKAMP. At the DCPA Theatre Company: The Whistleblower, The Constant Wife, Native Gardens, American Mariachi, A Christmas Carol, The Christians, workshop production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. At Off-Center: The Wild Party. Regional credits include: American Musical Theatre of San Jose (Wizard of Oz, West Side Story, Gypsy, A Chorus Line, Tapestry, Christmas Dream Land); STAGES Theatre (Always… Patsy Cline); Carousel Dinner Theatre (Thoroughly Modern Millie); Lone Tree Arts Center (39 Steps, Sylvia). Other Credits: Teatro ZinZanni: Venue Manager and Production Manager. Seven Devils Playwright Conference: Stage Manager.