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Wynken, Blynken & Nod

Adapted by Ashley Laverty
Based on the Poem by Eugene Field

Wynken, Blynken and Nod is a spectacular story about fishing and sailing through the stars. Told through non-verbal creative movement and using only the words of Eugene Field’s poem, children will “sail on a river of crystal light into a sea of dew,” on a gentle theatrical adventure with their new friends, Wynken, Blynken and Nod.

  • Run Dates Feb 10 - Mar 4, 2018
  • Appropriate Ages 2+
  • Duration 40 minutes

Cast & Credits

Cast

Wynken………………………………………………………………Tyrone Beasley

Blynken………………………………………………………………Jessica Burrill-Logue

Nod……………………………………………………………………Chloe Langford

Musician……………………………………………………………..Jesse Wohlman

 

Artistic/Production Credits

Director………………………………………………………………Ashley Laverty

Production Stage Manager……………………………………Meghan Boucher

Scenic Designer/Scenic Charge Artist……………………..Lauren Crabtree

Assistant Scenic Designer……………………………………..Saylor Novonglosky

Lighting Designer…………………………………………………Matthew Benes

Sound Designer…………………………………………………..Christy Hernandez

Costume Director…………………………………………………Sherri Geerdes

Costume/Hair/Makeup Designer…………………………….Erin Bragg

Director of Production…………………………………………..Erin Solemsaas

Technical Director…………………………………………………Greg Rishoi

Audio & Electrics Director………………………………………Craig Moxon

Props Master………………………………………………………Devon Denn-Young

Master Carpenter…………………………………………………Jackson Curtright

Tyrone Beasley (Wynken)

Tyrone Beasley (Wynken)

Tyrone Beasley is the Artistic Associate - Director of Outbound Programing. No stranger to the stage Tyrone has worked with acclaimed directors: Peter Sellars (The Merchant of Venice, It is Now Our Time), Claude Purdy (Jitney), Charles Marowitz (Shakespeare), David Wheeler (The Trials of Ezra Pound) and Antonio Banderas (Crazy in Alabama), among others. Tyrone has performed in many theaters around the globe including The Goodman Theatre (Chicago), Victory Gardens Theatre (Chicago), Thalia Theater (Hamburg, Germany), MC93 Bobigny (Paris, France) and The Royal Shakespeare Company (London, England). He has worked in front of the camera and behind the scenes in post-production on film and television projects for Disney, Fox, Sony, VH1, TriStar Pictures and the BBC. Tyrone earned a BFA in studio arts from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He attended California State University, Long Beach for graduate study in theater arts, taught acting classes there as a teaching associate and was an ensemble member of California Repertory Company. Tyrone served as the Artistic Director at The John Beasley Theater (JBT) in Omaha for ten years, he managed and taught the theater’s workshop programs that were a part of JBT’s mission of community outreach and developing a local pool of trained actors. He also acted in and directed numerous plays at the JBT. Most Recently he directed I Dream of an Omaha Where… and acted in Van Gogh & Me, Stellaluna, A Palette of Possibilities and Peter and the Starcatcher here at The Rose Theater.

Jessica Burrill-Logue (Blynken)

Jessica Burrill-Logue (Blynken)

Jessica is thrilled to return to The Rose stage. Recent Credits include: Babe The Sheep Pig, Huck Finn, Goodnight Moon, Anything Goes, Into The Woods, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Ragtime, Hello Dolly, and Guys & Dolls. She also has been the voice for commercials and videos in the metro and has worked with shows on CBS and the Discovery Channel. Jessica is a professional photographer in the Omaha area, and when not playing a small animal on stage she enjoys spending time with her own fuzzy little joys (adorable dwarf bunnies & guinea pigs), her two amazing artistic girls- Jules & Jocey, as well as remodeling her old 1967 Shasta Compact camper and knitting. She would like to thank her family & friends for always supporting her crazy dreams, allowing her dancing amongst the stars & helping forever find joy in the journey.

Chloe Langford (Nod)

Chloe Langford (Nod)

Chloe is a contract teaching artist at The Rose Theater. Growing up in the Omaha area, she feels very grateful to be working somewhere she admired so much as a youngster. Chloe graduated from Peru State College in 2016 with a degree in Special Education K-12 and Early Childhood Education Unified. You may recognize her from her roles in Babe the Sheep Pig and Thumbelina. Chloe is so excited to bring this story to life for FIRST STAGE audiences and wants to give a million thanks to all her friends, family, and Rose buds!

Ashley Laverty (Director)

Ashley Laverty (Director)

Ashley Laverty is a theatre maker originally from Massachusetts and she is excited to be joining The Rose's Education team this fall! She holds an M.F.A in Theatre for Youth from Arizona State University and a B.A. in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Musical Theatre from Point Park University's Conservatory of Performing Arts. Ashley is the founding Artistic Director of Kerfuffle, a theatre company devoted to creating performances with and for 2-5 year olds, and she directed the premiere production, The Caterpillar's Footprint in March 2016. Ashley's plays for young audiences include Dotty Dot!, written in collaboration with Travis Kendrick, Ryan Cavanaugh and John Wascavage, Nadine's Coloring Book, and Where Our Stuff Goes. As an actress, Ashley has performed nationally for young audiences with the National Theatre for Children, VEE Corporation, Roxy Regional Theatre, Vital Theatre Company, and Storyland, a family amusement park. For more information: www.ashleylaverty.com.

Know Before You Go

Tickets

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Parking

Public parking is available in the Douglas County parking garage at 1910 Harney Street (19th & Harney Streets). The cost is $1.50 for the first hour and $1.25 for each additional hour.

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Accessibility

Everyone deserves a chance to experience the magic of theater. Performances are open to children and family members of all abilities. Click here to learn more about accessibility at The Rose.