Whose Holy Land: Tradition, History, and Conflict
JAN 24/2016 following 2pm performance of Via Dolorosa
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DAVID BRYAN JACKSON (Performer, Via Dolorosa) first performed Via Dolorosa in Washington, DC in 2000. Since then he has performed it in Florida, Maryland, Virginia, and California. He has previously worked with Pittsburgh Irish Theatre, Classical Theatre, and Washington, DC area theatres such as Shakespeare Theatre Company, Folger Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, Studio Theatre, Source Theatre, Scena Theatre, Signature Theatre, Washington Stage Guild, Washington Shakespeare Company, Arena Stage, The Kennedy Center, and Potomac Theatre Project. He has also directed plays at several Washington, DC area theatres, including co-directing Peter Pan with Jim Petosa at the Olney Theatre Center where he served as Literary Manager for several years. On-screen credits include the soon-to-be-released independent films Dinner with the Alchemist and Her Tango, as well as episodes of AMC’s Turn: Washington’s Spies. His voice can be heard in two Star Trek video games, and he played the title role in the award-winning short film Unloved. He has law degrees from both sides of the Atlantic, and he has also worked at various times as an attorney, editor, lumberjack, carpenter, Lucite embedder, stand-up comic, and troubadour. His Song for the Earth can be heard on Zoe Ravenwood’s recent album The Problem Might be Me.
PAULA LANGTON (Performer, The Testament of Mary) returns to New Repertory Theatre after performing in Assassins, On the Verge, Amadeus, and Bakersfield Mist. Recent credits include Love’s Labour’s Lost and Mother Courage (Shakespeare & Company); A Taste of Honey, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Good, and Monster (Boston Center for American Performance); A Question of Mercy (Potomac Theatre Project); The Glass Menagerie (Olney Theatre Center);Trojan Barbie and Donnie Darko (American Repertory Theater); Walking the Volcano and Daughter of Venus (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre); and Romeo and Juliet, Middletown, Twelfth Night, Othello, The Winter’s Tale, King Lear, Measure for Measure, Henry V, All’s Well That Ends Well, and Richard III (Actors’ Shakespeare Project). She has also performed with Boston Theatre Works, Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company, Charles Playhouse, Nora Theatre, Gloucester Stage Company, Coyote Theatre, Hasty Pudding, New York Theatre Workshop, and others. Ms. Langton serves as Head of Acting at Boston University’s School of Theatre. She will next appear at New Rep in Blackberry Winter.
JIM PETOSA (Director, The Testament of Mary; Artistic Director) joined New Repertory Theatre as an award-winning theatre artist, educator, and leader in 2012. He has served as Director of the School of Theatre, College of Fine Arts, at Boston University since 2002, and Artistic Director of Maryland’s Olney Theatre Center for the Arts and its National Players educational touring company (1994-2012). While at BU, he established the Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP), the professional production extension of the BU School of Theatre, in 2008. Throughout the Northeast, Mr. Petosa has directed for numerous institutions, including Broken Glass, Assassins, On the Verge, The Elephant Man (IRNE Nomination), Amadeus, Three Viewings, The Last Five Years, and Opus at New Rep. In Boston, his work was nominated for two IRNE awards for A Question of Mercy (BCAP). He has served as one of three artistic leaders for the Potomac Theatre Project (PTP/NYC) since 1987. In Maryland, his work earned over 25 Helen Hayes Award nominations as well as the award for outstanding direction of a musical for Jacques Brel is Alive and Well… His production of Look! We Have Come Through! was nominated for the Charles MacArthur Award for outstanding new play, and he earned the Montgomery County Executive’s Excellence in the Arts and Humanities Award for Outstanding Artist/Scholar. A member of Actors’ Equity Association, Mr. Petosa has served on the executive board of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for StageSource. Originally from New Jersey, he was educated at The Catholic University of America and resides in Quincy.