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The Unexpected Man
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DAVID ROBINSON (Director) Director David Robinson

David Robinson has been directing for more than 15 years.
He began his career teaching and directing at the prestigious
Cranbrook Theatre School in Detroit.
Since then he has directed at theatres such as LaMama in New York
City, the Centre Theatre in Buffalo,
Baliwick Rep and the Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago - where he was named Director of the Year by Time Out Magazine - and The Hudson Theatre in L.A.
He was a member of the reknowned Director's Lab West (a partner of
Lincoln Center Directing program) and for 6 years has been the Artistic Director of the highly regarded Foundry Theatre in Los Angeles.

Contact:
Bill Hemmer
brighteyes@dslextreme.com
323-221-09615

JUDY JEAN BERNS (The Woman) Judy Jean Berns was last seen on L.A. stages as Hannah in The Busy World Is Hushed, Meta Theatre; Kimberly in Kimberly Akimbo (Best Actress Ticketholders Awards 2007) which had a long run at the Victory Theatre, Burbank; and as Eileen Barrett in Tim Turner’s Out Late, Macha Theatre, West Hollywood. Recently, she was at the B Street Theatre in Sacramento playing Miz Brummet in two plays of Arlene Hutton’s The Nibroc Trilogy.

Other favorite roles include Vivian Bearing in Wit at the Nevada Conservatory Theatre; Queen Eleanor in The Lion In Winter at the West Valley Playhouse; Mrs. Higgins in My Fair Lady at the La Mirada enter for the Arts; Margrethe in Copenhagen on it’s second national tour; Charlotte Hay in Moon Over Buffalo for Theatre Works in Palo Alto; Gertie in Fuddy Meers and Peggy in Women Who Steal at the B Street Theatre in Sacramento; Reba in The Last Night Of Ballyhoo (Arizona Best Supporting Actress 1999) for the Arizona Theatre Company; Sally, Esther, Judith, Nancy and Marion in Later Life (Bay Area Theatre Critics Award 1995) for the San Jose Theatre Company ; The Mother in Raymond J. Barry’s Mother’s Son at the Edinburgh Festival 1995, The MET in Hollywood and the Magic Theatre in Omaha, Nebraska.

On film, Ms. Berns has been seen in Rocket Science, Imposter and Female Perversions, among others.

Television work includes classics from St. Elsewhere and L.A. Law to Scrubs, CSI and Desperate Housewives.

She studied over the years at Northwestern University and the Pasadena Playhouse as well as with Kenneth McMillan, John Lehne and Peggy Feury.

Contact:
Bill Hemmer
brighteyes@dslextreme.com
323-221-0915

RONALD HUNTER (The Man) RONALD HUNTER as The Man (novelist Paul Parsky)

Ron has a performing career spanning four decades embracing stage, film and television and has also produced and directed for the theatre.

He debuted on Broadway as Mickey Hummel in The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel and played Hastings in Richard III, (both starring Al Pacino), appeared in Hamlet (starring Sam Waterson), and was cast in Citizen Tom Paine (with
Richard Thomas) and as standby for Judd Hirsch in Conversations with My Father.
He also appeared in numerous Off-Broadway productions.

Regional credits include seasons with Philadelphia Theatre Company, Theatre Virginia, Coconut Grove Playhouse, many years at Boston’s Charles Street Playhouse, The Theatre Company of Boston and six seasons at Israel Horowitz’s Gloucester Theatre Company. The Boston Drama Critics honored him with the Elliot Norton Award as Best Actor of the Year. He was artistic director of the Cape Ann Playhouse in Rockport, Maine for two seasons and directed the off-Broadway revivals of Michael Wellert’s Fishing and William Hauptman’s Domino Courts and Commanche Café.

Screen credits include Van Wilder, Parasomnia, Along Came Polly, The Seduction of
Joe Tynan, The Sentinel, Teachers and starring roles in Adventures of the Action
Hunter and Jakarta, the original Harvey Lacey in the Cagney and Lacey movie, as well as numerous independent features including A Man Without a Head, now in post-production.

On television, Ron co-starred with Lou Gossett in the ABC-TV series The Lazarus Syndrome, PBS’s Three Sovereigns for Sarah opposite Vanessa Redgrave, the NBC mini-series Rage of Angels I and II, and over 80 guest appearances in episodes of many popular programs, dating from Kojak to Monk, The Big Bang Theory and Cold Case.

In Los Angeles, he has appeared in productions, Many receiving Pick of the Week and Critics' Choice designations. He most recently performed in Three Sisters at the Odyssey Theatre.

He earned an AB at the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA at the NYU School of the Arts.

Contact:
Bill Hemmer
brighteyes@dslextreme.com
323-221-0915

GARRISON BURRELL (Assistant to the Director/Stage Manager/Costumer) Garrison is thrilled to be back in LA after a three year absence. She is even more thrilled to be working with David Robinson again. She first worked with David as an actress in The Hudson Theater Guild show Mrs. Della Rubia. She then enjoyed seven years as a member of his Theater Company, “The Foundry”. As a company committed to promoting new works, she loved the challenge of not only acting, but writing, producing, stage managing and costuming. Thank you to Bright Eyes Productions and Bill Hemmer for the opportunity to step back into the Theater. She hopes this will be the first of many great shows together.

Contact:
Bill Hemmer
brighteyes@dslextreme.com
323-221-0915

DAVID PASCUCCI (Sound Designer/Audio Mixer) This is David Pascucci's second Theater production as Audio Mixer / Sound Designer and second time working with Bright Eyes Productions. David's first production was for "The Busy World Is Hushed" in which he wore many hats. Besides being Audio Mixer / Sound Designer, he also ran Lighting during performances, assisted set designer Richard Kilroy in finalizing set construction, set decorating and set finishing providing many props and decor and lastly, played the part of Assistant Director alongside Director Richard Kilroy.

For the past 4 1/2 years David has worked for CBS Television City in which he is Audio PA Mixer / DJ for the longest running gameshow in TV history "The Price Is Right" with host Drew Carey. David also works in the Promo Department mixing promos for TV.

David's other Audio work include producing, arranging and mastering projects for Chilean born singer/songwriter José Promis, Mastering several album projects for Turkish born producer Ayhan Sahin, and mixing projects for Britain's Ian Matthews.

Besides being an audio mixer, David is also a singer with two albums to his credit. The first called "Inside André Previn" and the second entitled "Imitation of Life" featuring The Tim Gill Orchestra soon to be released through CDBaby.com and iTunes.

Born in Lancaster, New York, David currently resides in Hollywood CA.

Contact:
Bill Hemmer
brighteyes@dslextreme.com
323-221-0915

CHRYSTAL LEE (Set Designer) Chrystal Lee: Set Designer
Chrystal Lee is delighted to be working again with Bright Eyes Productions. She had the privilege of working with both Bill Hemmer and Judy Jean Burns last year, designing costumes for the Los Angeles debut of The Busy World is Hushed. She studied theatrical design at the Claremont Colleges and has since worked as a freelance designer for, well, almost everything. While she specializes in production and costume design, she also has and continues to gain experience as a graphic designer and event decorator. In August of 2008, she founded Boutique Designs with long-time artistic partner Hazel Meeks and has since worked on nearly two dozen independent theater and film productions. Her previous work can be seen at www.boutique-designs.com while it is under construction (with much more to be added soon). She would like to thank Bill Hemmer for another wonderful opportunity, David Robinson for being such a open and collaboration-minded director, Matt Richter and Richard Didcoate of Audio Video L.A. for their expert help with the projections, David Pascucci and Orlando de la Paz for their excellent construction of the set pieces, Racquel Lehrman for being one of the friendliest theater owners I have ever encountered, and Raza Ahmad for his technical know-how and unwavering support. Enjoy!

Contact:
Bill Hemmer
brighteyes@dslextreme.com
323-221-0915

BILL HEMMER (Producer)

Contact:
whemmer@dslextreme.com
323-221-0915

MATT RICHTER (Lighting Designer) MATT RICHTER is an award nominated lighting designer based in Los Angeles. Recent productions include “Kill Me, Deadly” (Theatre of Note, 2009 Ticketholder Award nominee), “Absinthe, Opium and Magic” (Grand Guignol, Art Works Theatre), “A Mullholand Christmas Carol” (Sacred Fools), and “It’s The Housewives” (Whitefire). Matt also was honored to design the world premiere production of “The Devil Has A Sister” for TheatRevelation in Amsterdam. Love and thanks to RSS.

Contact:
Bill Hemmer
brighteyes@dslextreme.com
323-221-0915

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