(Westport, N.Y.) The Depot Theatre’s 37th season continues with “New York Water,” a quirky, off-kilter adult romantic comedy by Sam Bobrick, known for his work on numerous TV sit-coms including The Andy Griffith Show, Bewitched, Get Smart and Saved by the Bell, among others.
“New York Water explores the effects of an environment on a relationship,” says director Misti Wills. “The play leaves us wondering who we are and if there’s really no place like home.”
This production of New York Water is sponsored by Skidmore College.
Audience advisory: This play contains adult language and may not be suitable for all audiences.
ABOUT THE CAST (in alphabetical order)
JULIANE GODFREY (Linda) is delighted to make her Depot debut! New York Credits: Top Hat (Lab, Dir./Chor. Christopher Gattelli), Volleygirls (Katie Kavett; NYMF “Best of Fest” winner/Workshop/Reading). Regional: Holiday Inn (Louise US/Ens.; The Muny/Goodspeed Opera House World Premiere), How to Succeed (Krumholtz, Stages St. Louis), A Chorus Line (Bebe, Sacramento Music Circus), Oliver! (Charlotte, Paper Mill), The Great American Mousical (Dir. Julie Andrews) & Good News (Goodspeed), The Music Man (Zaneeta, Arena Stage), A Wonderful Life (Engeman Theatre), Anything Goes (Erma, Woodstock Playhouse).
MATT MUNDY (Albert) is excited to make his Depot Theatre debut as Albert. A New York resident, a few of his recent credits in the city include Swiss Family Robinson (NYMF); The Baby Dance, Othello (Barrow Group Theatre); Romeo & Juliet, Much Ado (Pearl Theatre Co.); In a Heartbeat (Schicker Prod.); Irrationals (Shenango Prod.); Killgore! (Upright Citizens Brigade). Other fun regional and touring shows include Brighton Beach Memoirs (Portland Stage), Red, The Last Five Years, Foxfire (South Carolina Rep.); Reel Music (Florida Studio); I Hate Hamlet (Cape May Stage); Pirates Of Penzance (Weathervane Playhouse); WB Concerts’ European Tour of Grease! Matt is a founding member of the Core Artist Ensemble in NYC. A voice over artist, he also has a few silly characters floating in commercials around the country. Mattmundy.com
ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM
MISTI WILLS (Director) Off-Broadway: In Search of Euphoria (New World Stages), Tempest (La MaMa, Assistant Director), Twilight the Musical (New World Stages, Assistant Director) Off-Off Broadway: The Drunken City (Jump for Joy Productions, NY Workshop Theatre), Afterlight (Cherry Lane, 2009 NY Fringe Festival), Songs for a New World, Twelfth Night (Shakespeare’s Sister Company), The Pearl Merchant, Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice. Fave Regional Credits include My Fair Lady (Forestburgh Playhouse) and a national tour of The Imaginary Invalid. Misti holds a Master of Arts degree from Emerson College and has trained with Anne Bogart, David Mamet, Michael Mayer and Kristin Linklater. She has assistant directed Karin Coonrod, Scott Schwartz and Gabriel Barre. Misti has taught acting at the NY Film Academy and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and is currently an adjunct professor at Long Island University in Brooklyn. Associate Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. www.mistiwills.com
BONNIE BREWER (Scenic Designer) has been working the professional theatre circuit for more than a quarter of a century. Professional stage manager and company member at Pendragon Theatre since 1990, she is also lauded as a director of more than 25 shows and has shared her talents in designing sound, lights and creating props for close to 150 productions throughout upstate New York. She has even had the occasion to make a few rare on-stage guest appearances – sometimes on purpose, other times out of necessity. Bonnie is happy to return to Depot again this year. Recent credits: Death of Salesman (director), Other Desert Cities (director and production designer).
JOEY HAWS (Costume Designer)
MARGARET SWICK (Lighting Designer) is happy to be returning for her second season at the Depot Theatre. While exploring options at Plattsburgh State, she decided to become a lighting designer. Since graduation, Margaret has been doing local theatre throughout the North Country as well as freelancing with I.A.T.S.E. Local 919 in Vermont.
JIM CARROLL (Sound Designer) Jim’s love of technical theatre that started when he was in Middle School. Challenging a severe case of stage fright, he made his acting debut as Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors for Essex Theatre Company in 2005. Jim has been Technical Director or provided support for over 150 shows since 1998 with various local and community theatres. He can occasionally be seen on the Discovery and Travel Channels talking about his sightings of Champ. Jim and his family run ShipStore.com and Westport Marina. In addition, he creates memories with OvertimePhotoBooth.com. Jim is a new member of the Board of Trustees for the Depot Theatre and continues his work with the Boquet River Theatre Festival, the NYS Theatre Education Association and as a member of the Westport Central School Board of Education.
SARAH OVERTURF (Stage Manager) Sarah returns for her fourth season at the Depot Theatre. Most recently she was a part of the installation team for the Carnival Freedom cruise ship as well as NY and regional productions across the states.
New York Water Special Events
Celebrate Opening Night on July 31 with a toast immediately following the performance with the cast and crew, staff and board. (While the toast is free, tickets to the performance are required.)
Depot Dialogue: Join the cast and crew after the 5:00 performance on Sunday, August 2, for a moderated discussion about the show. Sponsored by Stewart’s Shops.
Full Production Information:
NEW YORK WATER
Written by Sam Bobrick
Directed by Misti Wills
With Juliane Godfrey and Matt Mundy
Scenic Design by Bonnie Brewer
Lighting Design by Margaret Swick
Costume Design by Joey Haws
Sound Design by Jim Carroll
Stage Management by Sarah Overturf
At the Depot Theatre, 6705 Main Street, Westport, NY 12993
July 31 – August 16, 2015
ABOUT: New York Water, a quirky, off-kilter adult romantic comedy that documents Albert and Linda’s relationship from their first fearful meeting in New York City through to the mid-west and on to the left coast as they search for meaning, happiness, and success. Is love enough? Will a change of location shore it up or will ambition shake its foundation? Join this unusual – and very funny – duo as they seek the answers.
AUDIENCE ADVISORY: This play contains adult language and may not be suitable for all audiences.
Linda: Juliane Godfrey
Albert: Matt Mundy
Written by Sam Bobrick
Director: Misti Wills
Scenic Designer: Bonnie Brewer
Lighting Designer: Margaret Swick
Costume Designer: Joey Haws
Sound Designer: Jim Carroll
Stage Manager: Sarah Overturf
J.M. McDonald Foundation Apprentices: Tommy Maron and Scarlett Moore
Interim Producing Director: Jonathan Hadley
Business Manager: Erin Harrington
PLAN YOUR VISIT
TICKETS: Tickets for New York Water are $29 ($27 seniors/students) and are based on availability. A $1 facility fee will be added to each ticket to help defray the cost of maintaining our historic theatre.
Tickets and subscriptions may be purchased online at depottheatre.org, by phone at 518-962-4449 or at the Box Office window at 6705 Main Street in Westport. Phone and Window hours are 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
PARKING: Free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the upper and lower lots of the Westport Train Station.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: The Depot Theatre is air-conditioned and accessible to all audiences. Patrons who are sensitive to air-conditioning and Adirondack breezes may wish to bring a light jacket or sweater.
For full details about the 2015 season, visit: https://depottheatre.org/main_stage/
ABOUT THE DEPOT THEATRE
The Depot Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in Westport, N.Y., and operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. In addition to its volunteer board of trustees, the theatre depends on the support and generosity of its loyal donors, volunteers and community members. Committed to promoting and providing exposure to the performing arts in the Adirondacks, the Depot Theatre invites all to “Take a journey without leaving the station.” The Depot Theatre’s 2015 Season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support is provided by the Essex County Arts Council.