Pam Carter and the Cliplight Theater present:
By Frank Beacham and George Demas
Thrown into an unforeseen odyssey with Orson Welles, Frank, a young videomaker, is given the creative opportunity he has always wanted… But this big break includes personal and professional challenges that he never imagined. All based on the facts, Maverick is a personal journey, and a unique theatrical rendering of one of filmmaking’s insurgent legends.
David Elliott & George Demas
Stephen Pilkington* & George Demas*, Alex Lin,
Matt Mundy*, Brian Parks*, Jed Peterson*
Scenic & Prop Design: Tekla Monson
Lighting Design: David Zeffren
Costume Design: Jess Gersz
Sound Design: Tyler Kieffer
Production Stage Manager: Lisa Stafford*
Assistant Stage Manager: Carolina Arboleda*
Graphic artwork: Ethan Crenson
Produced by: Amanda Cooper/ALC Management
Equity Approved Showcase *AEA Member
Feb 6 - March 2, The Connelly Theater 220 E. 4th St NYC
(Co-Writer) is a New York-based independent writer, director and producer who works in print, radio, television, film and theatre. A former staff reporter for United Press International, the Miami Herald, Gannett Newspapers and Post-Newsweek, Beacham’s articles and stories have appeared in dozens of magazines and newspapers. His new non-fiction autobiography, The Whole World Was Watching: My Life Under the Media Microscope, was recently published by Booklocker, Inc. His story, Charlie’s Place, is being developed into a network television series. Beacham was Executive Producer of Tim Robbins’ Touchstone feature film, Cradle Will Rock. Beacham also produced, with the late Richard Wilson, the six-hour retrospective, Theatre of the Imagination: Radio Stories by Orson Welles & the Mercury Theatre and wrote, directed and produced the documentary, The Mercury Company Remembers with Leonard Maltin. In 1985, he teamed with Orson Welles over a nearly one year period to develop a one-man television special. Orson Welles Solo was canceled after Mr. Welles died on the day production was set to begin.
(Co-Director) credits include: The Submission (Olney), Edison’s Elephant (Metropolitan Playhouse), Arrivals and Departures (Rattlestick, Exposure Festival), Eye Of The Beholder (Zipper), Doctor Faustus (Culture Project), Shimmer (Irish Rep), Lips Together, Teeth Apart (Phoenix), Something About Baseball(Theatre Off Park), Blood and Fire ("The Pitch" Merry Go Round), Imperfect Love, Lenin’s Omelet; Furious (New York Performance Works), Dilettantes & Debutants (Miranda) among others. Assistant on Indiscretions (Barrymore), High Society (A.C.T), Inherit The Wind (Royale), As You Like It (Long Wharf). As a producer over 20 productions including Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike (Golden, Tony, Drama Desk Award), Dames At Sea (Helen Hayes), Lend Me A Tenor, The Musical (Gielgud, West End), Georgie (Davenport), In The Continuum(UK and US Tour), The Exonerated (NYC and US Tour).
(Co-Writer and Co-Director; Orson Welles): As an actor, some NY theatre: Orson’s Shadow, The Effect (all directed by David Cromer at the Barrow Street Theatre); Henry VI (dir. RSC fellow Barry Kyle at Theatre for a New Audience); Edgar Oliver’s The Drowning Pages, (directed by Michael Laurence at LaMaMa, E.T.C.); George is a member of Axis Company, where he has regularly collaborated with director/writer Randy Sharp for 17 years, most recently in the first stage adaptation of High Noon; TV: Law & Order; Boardwalk Empire; Power; Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt; Made in Jersey; Film: Thanks for Sharing (w/Tim Robbins, Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow) , The Jimmy Show (w/Frank Whaley, Ethan Hawke), Escape Artists (w/Peter Dinklege, Josh Hamilton). As a director, some NY theatre: the Drama Desk nominated and New York Times Critic’s Pick Krapp, 39, which ran 7 months Off Broadway. He also directed the New York Times Critic’s Pick Levittown.
(Set and Props Designer) is a community loving set and props designer. She was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska and attended Wesleyan University before moving to Brooklyn. Recent collaborations include the set design for Reflux at Broadway Bound Theater Festival, Something for the Fish at Center for Performance Research and In the Penal Colony at The Tank and the costume design for Barnum at Skyline Theater Company and Titus Andronicus at Fairbanks Shakespeare Theater. Upcoming: OSCAR at The Crown at 3 Dollar Bill and a new dance piece by Nora Thompson at The Tank.
(Lighting Designer) - has been Axis Theater Company's Lighting Designer since 1998 (and has worked with Artistic Director Randy Sharp on Crave, USS Frankenstein, Last Man's Club, East 11th Street & many others). He has designed dozens of off off B'way productions, and he also works extensively as a TV Lighting Director.
(Sound Designer) Is a Brooklyn based sound designer whose recent works include King Stag (Hamilton College), Evanston Salt Costs Climbing (White Heron Theatre Company), Sound House (The Flea), Counting Sheep (3 Legged Dog), This Tree, The Reception (HERE Arts Center), Made In China (Wakka Wakka, 59E59), All Day I Imagine How to Act (Live Collision, Dublin), Every Morning I Wake Up and Seem to Forget (Body & Soul Music Festival, Ireland), A Dog Story (The Davenport Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors (Berkshire Theatre Group); The History Boys (Palm Beach Drama Works); Tomorrow Will Take Care of Itself, I Wasn’t Going to Tell Anybody and then I Told Everybody, Buried Child, All’s Well that Ends Well(NYU: Tisch); Arcadia (Yale Repertory Theatre); Aint Gonna Make It (Ars Nova). tylerkieffer.com
(Costume Designer) enjoys all opportunities to work on a wide range of projects. From strip shows to theme parks, Jess is always looking for new adventures with costumes. Recent highlights include productions with Manhattan School of Music, Inside Broadway, Troika Entertainment, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, NETworks Productions, BC/EFA, Axis Theatre Company, Opera Saratoga and Prospect Theatre Company. www.JGersz.com
(Executive Producer) After retiring from the prestigious firm of Michael Graves and Associates in Princeton, New Jersey as an architect, Pam Carter became involved in a range of arts projects for theatre, film, children and musical enrichment. Carter set up a foundation for the arts and is currently executive director. The foundation has funded and completed a variety of projects. In addition to producing Maverick, Carter co-produced the play, My Mother Has Four Noses with Jonatha Brooke at the Duke on 42nd Street, and was Executive Producer of the 2015 film, The Parker Tribe, written and directed by Jane Baker. The film was featured at the Tribeca Film Festival was nominated for a Jury Award. Carter is also producer of the Trenton Circus Squad, a New Jersey program which trains young people from age six to 18 in the circus arts. The required focus, teamwork and discipline not only make daring pursuits possible for the young people, but it fosters self-reliance and confidence. Carter herself is a fine arts painter. Her art has been exhibited in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Jersey.