With Pam Brusoski, Jeff Davolt, April Ann Kline, and Michael Palmer
In discussion with Frances Howorth
In celebration of Actors’ Equity Association’s declaration of 2020 as #TheYearoftheStageManager, Pam Brusoski (A Child’s Christmas in Wales), Jeff Davolt (Lady G), April Ann Kline (A Touch of the Poet), and Michael Palmer (Pumpgirl) – four of Irish Rep’s most frequent stage managers – discuss their roles behind-the-scenes of your favorite productions.
Pamela has been a stage manager at Irish Repertory Theatre for 15 years and over 40 shows. Notable/favorite productions include Finian’s Rainbow, The Emperor Jones, Dancing at Lughnasa, A Child’s Christmas in Wales, Molly Sweeney, and Freedom of the City. Broadway: Beauty and the Beast and Little Women. Selected Off-Broadway: Charles Grodin’s The Right Kind of People (Primary Stages,) A Last Dance for Sybil with Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis (New Federal Theatre,) The Mint Theatre Company, York Theatre Company, and Carnegie Hall. Pamela has also been a PSM at Pittsburgh Public Theater for the past 4 seasons. Favorite PPT shows include The Tempest and Indecent. MFA: Brooklyn College (CUNY).
For IRT: Lady G: Plays and Whisperings of Lady Gregory, Dublin Carol, Love Noël, YES!, The Dead 1904, The Seafarer, Afterplay, The Weir, Sea Marks, The Burial at Thebes. Other NYC: Spamilton, Rock of Ages, The Great Divorce, After, DISASTER! The Musical, The Last Smoker in America, Lucy, Lenin’s Embalmers, End Days, Junie B. Jones, The HOWL Arts Festival, and several industrial shows. TV: The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (CBS), The History Makers (PBS). Regional: Seussical (National Tour), L’Histoire du soldat (TPO & BSO), Bernstein’s MASS, Matilda, Smokey Joe’s Café, The Full Monty, Man of La Mancha, Chicago, La Cage aux Follies, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Directing: Suicide…Anyone?, Max & Ruby (National Tour), Dearest Mommie – The Musical, Greater Tuna, Sylvia, Sister Mary Ignatius / The Actor’s Nightmare, An Inspector Calls, Jake’s Women, and numerous AIDSWalks. Associate Production Manager – Harlem Stage (NYC). Graduate: University of Missouri – Columbia. Member: AEA/SDC/SMA.
APRIL ANN KLINE
Some NYC credits include: Irish Repertory Theatre (London Assurance, The O’Casey Cycle, Disco Pigs, Woody Sez; The Pigeon in the Taj Mahal); Gingold Theatrical Group (Caesar & Cleopatra); My Life On A Diet with Renee Taylor at St. Clement’s Theatre; Pearl Theatre Company (A Taste of Honey, No Exit); Red Bull Theatre (Tis Pity She’s A Whore, Dance of Death); Naked Angels Theatre (This Wide Night); Ma-Yi Theatre Company (The Romance of Magno Rubio). Favorite regional credits include Bay Street Theatre (Lend Me A Tenor, The Mystery of Irma Vep); Chester Theatre Company (The Retreat from Moscow); Long Wharf Theatre (The Romance of Magno Rubio). April has also done various shows with the Juilliard School and the New School for Drama drama programs. April is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. Love to my family and Marc.
NYC Credits include: Sabbath Girl, Pumpgirl, After, Daniel’s Husband, My Brilliant Divorce, The Dead 1904, Small World, The Hundred We Are, The Winter’s Tale, Drop Dead Perfect, The Rivals, Have I No Mouth, For Love, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Wheelchair On My Face, Silent, Miracle On South Division Street, Bogboy, Fall To Earth, Tryst, My Scandalous Life, St. Nicholas, Exit Entrance, Mark Twain’s Blues. Regional credits include: Mr. Parker, Sabbath Girl, Relativity, Syncopation, Daniel’s Husband, Buyer & Cellar, The Immigrant, My Name Is Asher Lev, Small World, Playing the Assassin, Sex and Education, How The World Began, Class, The How And The Why, The Last Days of Mickey and Jean.