by Shelagh Stephenson
Directed by Cheryl Faraone
Bill Army began his professional acting career in “Somewhere in the Pacific” directed by PTP Co-Artistic Director, Jim Petosa. Over nearly two decades, Bill has worked with Co-Artistic Directors Richard Romagnoli and Cheryl Faraone, and Associate Artistic Director, Alex Draper on over twenty productions and readings. Most recently in “Scenes from an Execution” and “Vinegar Tom.” And though Jim, Cheryl, Alex, and Richard hate sentimentality, Bill wishes to thank each of these brilliant artists from the bottom of his heart for their impact on his life…but he was only offered 100 words in the program, so there isn’t enough space.
Tara Giordano is a proud 15-year company member of PTP/NYC, with previous credits including Vinegar Tom, Serious Money, Lovesong of the Electric Bear, Dogg’s Hamlet, Cahoot’s Macbeth, Cigarettes and Chocolate, Experiment with an Airpump, Perfect Pie, The After-Dinner Joke, and Plenty. A Helen Hayes nominated actor, she has performed at Arena Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre Co., Two River Theater, Lincoln Center Education, New Victory Theatre, Folger Theatre, and others. Her work can also be seen & heard in national commercials, audiobook recordings, and feature films. Ms. Giordano received her BA in Theatre from Middlebury College and her MFA from the Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University
Cheryl Faraone is a co-founder of Potomac Theatre Project and has produced all of PTP/NYC’s 35 seasons. She has directed many shows for the company, including Dogg’s Hamlet, Cahoot’s Macbeth and Arcadia by Tom Stoppard; Serious Money, Vinegar Tom, After-Dinner Joke, Mad Forest and Far Away (the last online) by Caryl Churchill; Sarah Kane’s Crave, Territories, Lovesong of the Electric Bear, Politics of Passion: the Plays of Anthony Minghella, An Experiment with an Air Pump, Perfect Pie, Stanley and many more. Previously, she directed and produced for eight seasons with the New York Theatre Studio. For the Olney Theatre Center in Maryland she directed King of the Jews, The Real Thing and Anna Karenina. She worked on the Broadway productions of The American Clock and An Evening with Comden and Greene with producer Arthur Cantor and also worked at the Public Theatre, and the Folger Theatre . Her work at Middlebury College, where she is professor emeritus, teaching Theatre and Women and Gender Studies for 35 years, includes the direction of 30+ productions, including Julius Caesar, Men on Boats, Enron, Stupid Fucking Bird, As You Like It, The Good Woman of Setzuan, Jumpers, Arcadia, The Real Inspector Hound,The Five Hysterical Girls Theorem, An Experiment with an Air Pump, Top Girls, Way of the World, and numerous others.
A graduate of Catholic University and Florida State University’s School of Theatre, and officer and board member for OOBA (early ART/NY, the League of Washington Theatres, Athe and TCG. She is a member of the National Theatre Conference.
◊ member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
º member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829