Karen Case Cook (Director, Dramaturge)
Karen is very happy to be working with Randy and Dave and Bekah on An Evening with Eddy, her fifth collaboration with Dave McCracken and DJM Productions. Previously with DJM, Karen directed Ibsen's Ghosts and Mass Appeal by Bill C. Davis and appeared in The Laundromat and The Curious Savage. Summer 2008: East Lynne Theater Company, Cape May New Jersey-Director Franz Molnar's The Guardsman and the World Premiere of Helpful Hints and Actor You and I.
Previously, Karen traveled to Beijing China where she directed Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream with the students of Peking University. NY/Regional Theatre Acting and Directing work: Phoenix Theatre Ensemble (NYC) On the Verge (Director), The Lifeblood, A Staged Presentation (Director) and I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document… directed by Elise Stone (Assistant Director), Jean Cocteau Repertory, Arkansas Rep, Barter Theatre, T. Schrieber Studio Directors' Unit, Oasis Theatre Company, Theater Breaking through Barriers, BraveLad Productions, NY International Fringe Festival, Oldcastle Theatre, Public Theatre of Maine, NJ Shakespeare Festival, Mt Holyoke Theatre, Playwrights Theatre of NJ, and Women's Theater Company of NJ.
Karen received a Best Actress Nomination for her portrayal of Vivian Bearing (Wit) and the Jacoby Award for the Outstanding Performance by an Actress for Lavinia (Two Headed). This summer, Karen returns to the East Lynne Theater Company to direct Alice On The Edge-An Evening of Four One Acts by Alice Gerstenberg and to remount Helpful Hints-an East Lynne Summer 2008 Comedy Hit. For Adam.
Bekah Hernandez (Lighting Designer, Technical Director)
Bekah is a recent graduate of the University of Miami. This is her first New York Stage Management position and her second lighting design position. Her New York lighting debut was in this Halloween's Memoirs of Madness from the My Fair Heathen Company. Other credits include Little Shop of Horrors. She is currently an intern at Symphony Space and will be an intern at the Williamstown Theatre Festival this summer. She would like to thank her wonderful fiancée Jackson Gerber for all his love and support, her former professor Kenneth Kurtz for gently nudging her into theatrical design, her mentor Robert Perry that taught her everything she knows, and the many friends that have supported her on her journey.
Dave McCracken (Producer)
Dave is the President of DJM Productions, Inc. and is proud to be a member of The Glines.
This past spring, Dave produced and directed his original musical comedy Peep Show Male and his original play Fever at DJM Productions, a drama loosely based on Sophocles' classic tragedy Philoctetes. Dave recently produced his original theatre-of-the-absurd play Tune In Tomorrow, based on fourteen period radio plays from the early 1940's as well as his own, new adaptation of Ibsen's Ghosts for DJM. Dave has directed many New York productions including DJM Productions' Body and Soul and Chicken Delight by John Glines, his own dramatic play I Owe You My Life, Third and Oak: The Laundromat by Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman, a hit revival of John Patrick's The Curious Savage, and produced a revival of Mass Appeal in New York City where playwright Bill C. Davis wrote new text just for DJM's production under the direction of Karen Case Cook.
Dave has been a union actor in Actor's Equity, AFTRA and SAG for over twenty-five years here in New York City and has been a stage actor for over forty years. He is honored to be working with such a talented cast and crew as these guys are. Thank you! www.DaveMcCracken.biz
"Poe" Director Karen Case Cook strikes a pose!
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