Whitaker Gardner is thrilled to join the Mac-Haydn Theatre family for the first time. His recent Off-Broadway credits as operator include Dracula/Frankenstein (rep), Macbeth, The Cradle Will Rock, Mies Julie/The Dance of Death (rep), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, & Carmen Jones at Classic Stage Company. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre from Georgia Southern University and spent time as an Apprentice of Production at American Stage Theatre Company in St. Petersburg, FL. He is originally from and currently resides in Atlanta, GA. Hobbies include movies, sports, music, reading and podcasts. He would like to thank Rachel, his friends, and his family for all of their love and support.
Corbin is a sound designer, composer and media programmer currently completing his BFA in Sound Design at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, OH. Corbin is returning for his second season with the Mac-Haydn. He has also worked as an engineer and designer for Lyceum Theatre in Arrow Rock MO, Short North Stage in Columbus, OH, and Virginia Repertory Theatre in Richmond, VA, where he worked on the new musical Atlantis. Favorite credits include Kiss of the Spider Woman, Ragtime, Heathers: The Musical, The Fantasticks, Angels in America, Dreamgirls, Hair, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. In his spare time, Corbin enjoys writing and playing music, reading biographies, and programming interactive media.
Erin is returning to the Mac for her 8th summer. Past favorite designs, Oliver, La Cage, The Music Man, Rent, South Pacific. When not here with her MHT family she is the resident paint charge, scenic painting instructor and a designer at Adelphi University. This summer and everything after is dedicated to Aaron.
Creative Roles this SeasonSet Designer - Footloose
Robin Levine – Credits include: Tim Rice’s FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (US Premiere), MAD LIBS LIVE (New World Stages), TOMMY, FREEWHEELERS (World Premiere), THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, ROCK OF AGES, 42ND STREET, SUDS, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, ALL SHOOK UP, and FUNNY GIRL, as well as numerous film projects and live events. Performing credits include: MAMMA MIA (Broadway), THE PIRATE QUEEN (Pre-Broadway), THE RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR (New York), I LOVE BOB (Joyce Soho) and The Tony Awards. She is an ensemble member of A Broken Umbrella Theatre, an award-winning theatre company dedicated to the creation of new works. She has also been on faculty at Steps On Broadway, Cap21 and AMDA NY. www.robin-levine.com
Ethan is very excited for his first summer season at the Mac-Haydn Theatre! He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he double-majored in Theatre and Philosophy. While in school, he developed an interest in theatrical audio and worked as the sound designer on multiple undergraduate productions while maintaining a part-time job as a stagehand at the on-campus concert venue. Maintaining this career trajectory post-graduation has led him here to the Mac-Haydn, where he looks forward to creating fantastic musical theatre while significantly expanding his design portfolio. In his free time, Ethan enjoys playing video games, reading pretentious philosophical texts, and slowly developing a caffeine addiction.
Creative Roles this SeasonSound Designer
Patrick Heffernan is happy to be back at Mac-Haydn for a forth summer! His first season was in 2012 and he’s been seen on stage in shows such as LEGALLY BLONDE (Emmett), THE FANTASTICS (El Gallo), SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (Don Lockwood) and WEST SIDE STORY (Gladhand). National Tours include: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Perchik), ANYTHING GOES and 42ND STREET. Patrick graduated Wagner College and is originally from southern CA, though Chatham has become a home away from home. While not performing he enjoys practicing and teaching yoga, tap dancing and eating chocolate chip cookies.
Creative Roles this SeasonChoreographer - Annie
Sebastiani is full of gratitude to the Mac-Hadyn for having him back for their 50th season. He has been a part of many shows at the Mac-Hadyn both on and off the stage. Last season his choreography for Hello, Dolly! won Outstanding Choreography at the Berkshire Theatre Awards. Other Mac-Hadyn credits include Spamalot, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Addams Family, and The Producers. Some of his other credits Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party (Yale), Spring Awakening (Sarah Lawrence), Kiss of the Spider Woman (NYU), Walk the Night (Blue Barn Theater), and as a collaborator on the New York Times Critic’s pick The Grand Paradise. He works as an assistant to and collaborator with Chris Gattelli (Broadway: Newsies, War Paint, Spongebob Squarepants Musical). He is also a performer and has performed at Lincoln Center, Merry Go Round Playhouse, Sleep No More(NYC), Seeing You (NYC), and The Grand Paradise (NYC). Sebastiani has a BFA in Drama from NYU: Tisch. Thank you for supporting live theater!
James Kinney is honored to return to The Mac-Haydn and bring the cellblock to life with CHICAGO! Last season, he directed and choreographed the acclaimed production of WEST SIDE STORY. Broadway performing credits include: FOSSE, DANCE OF DEATH, Barry Manilow’s HARMONY and the most recent revival of SWEET CHARITY, starring Christina Applegate, where he also served as the production’s Assistant Dance Captain. James began to focus in on the art of choreography, and found himself conceiving and creating an original new dance work for DANCE TRACKS NYC, set to Stephen Sondheim’s song “Another Hundred People”, and premiering at Lincoln Center. Other choreographic favorites include: GUY AND DOLLS starring Jessica Beil, I DO, I DO! at The Old Globe, HELLO DOLLY! starring Sally Struthers, HERMES OF PARIS, and many more! Today, James’s work can be seen on stages and television screens around the country. He has become known as a vital asset in creating new and innovative movement for musical theatre, the concert dance world, film/television and live events. www.JamesAKinney.com @jkinneydance
Kevin Gleason has been involved in many theaters since his first years in college. Spending well over a decade with Silent G Productions, he has assisted Andrew Gmoser in lighting many productions, at The Westchester Broadway Theatre, Hudson Stage, Tuckahoe High School, and many others. On his own he is a Set Designer, Lighting Designer, and Technical Director working at Yorktown High School, New Canaan High School, and Nyack High School. For the past 20 years, Kevin has been the Technical Director/Master Electrician at the Mac-Haydn Theatre in Chatham, NY. At the Mac-Haydn, Kevin has also designed the lights or sets for Mamma Mia, Joseph….., Sweeney Todd, My Fair Lady, Guys & Dolls, High School Musical, Footloose and Bye, Bye Birdie. Kevin is a voracious reader, enjoys time spent at Disney World, and is always receptive to any new recipe involving bacon.
Neal is stoked to be back at The Mac. Credits Include: SOUTH PACIFIC (Mac-Haydn), THIEVES (The Public), MY PEOPLE (NYC and Texas), AVENUE Q (Stevens Institute) PETER PANTOMIME (Kaye Playhouse), YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN (St. John’s University), SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD (Porch Light), WIZARD OF OZ (Porch Light), THE GOD-SHAPED HOLE (OC-Centric New Play Festival, Orange, CA). Neal is the former Artistic Director for Papermill Theatre’s TYA Program, and currently the Associate Production Director and Social Media Director at Shuffles Theatre School (shufflesnyc.com) Thanks Lynne, Monica, John and all at the Mac. http://www.nealkowalsky.com. Love to his family and Katrina. @Nealed_it | #NEALEDit