The Company of LULLABY!
ANNIE ENNEKING (THEA) is an actor, fight director, and musician. Her work in these capacities has been seen on almost every stage in the Twin Cities over the past thirty years. She was a 2010 Playwrights’ Center McKnight Theater Artist Fellow, and received support from the Jerome Foundation, Minnesota Regional Arts Council, and the Minnesota State Arts Board to further her work as a theatre/music maker (Rehearsing Failure; Extremely Public Displays of Privacy; The Joans, and what i want now i will want later). Annie is the front woman and founder of the rock band Annie and the Bang Bang.
ADELIN PHELPS (CASSIE) is thrilled to be making her debut with Theater Latté Da! She has appeared in productions with Theatre Forever, Dark and Stormy Productions, Park Square Theatre, Frank Theatre, Workhaus Collective, Jon Ferguson Theatre, Walking Shadow Theatre Company, Illusion Theater, Swandive Theatre, Savage Umbrella, Freshwater Theatre, Brazen Theatre, Minnesota Shakespeare Company, and American Shakespeare Repertory Theatre, among others. In addition, Adelin is a core and founding member of Transatlantic Love Affair, where she has appeared in Ballad of the Pale Fisherman, Red Resurrected, Ash Land, These Old Shoes and Solitaire. She graduated in 2009 from Coe College, with a B.A. in Theatre. She would like to thank the incredible cast and crew, her family and friends, Michael Elyanow, and Jeremy Cohen.
JAMES ECKHOUSE (GABRIEL) James starred on Broadway opposite Bryan Cranston in the Tony award winning, All The Way; and in two films to be released this year: Murder of The President for PBS and Dead Awake, a psychological thriller. James has performed in plays including many world premieres for over 35 years on and off Broadway and in regional theaters including the Guthrie, the Goodman, the Taper, Cincinnati Playhouse, Hartford Stage, the Geffen, Williamstown, and The Old Globe. James has starred in dozens of films and TV shows most notably as ‘Jim Walsh’ on FOX’s original Beverly Hills 90210. He is a graduate of the Juilliard School.
DAVID DARROW (CRAIG) is an actor and composer whose work has been seen on stages around the Twin Cities at Theater Latte Da (Spring Awakening, Beautiful Thing, Our Town, Company, Into The Woods), The Guthrie, Ten Thousand Things, Illusion Theater, Sandbox Theater, and others. He has written the music and lyrics for three musicals, two of which have been produced in the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio by 7th House Theater where he is a founding member. David is a graduate of Albright College, and a former Acting Apprentice at the Actors Theater of Louisville. David can be seen next in C. at Theater Latte Da this spring.
MICHAEL ELYANOW (Book) is an award-winning writer for stage and (small) screen. THEATRE: Robyn Is Happy was produced in 2013 at B Street Theatre, directed by Buck Busfield. The Children was produced in 2012 at The Theatre @ Boston Court and directed by Jessica Kubzansky. It won the 2013 GLAAD Award for Outstanding LA Theatre and is published in its entirety in the international theatre journal TheatreForum. A Lasting Mark, commissioned by Hartford Stage, was part of Manhattan Theatre Club’s 2011 7@7 Reading Series. Lullaby was last heard at The Lark. The Idiot Box, published by Samuel French, was produced at Open Fist (2007) and Naked Eye theatres (2003), both directed by Jeremy B Cohen. Ten-minute plays include Banging Ann Coulter and A Few More Dumb Propositions, both published by Playscripts. Television: Michael has developed pilots with ACME Productions (The Exes), Tagline Pictures (Psych) and Vesuvius Productions (Spartacus). In addition to Lullaby, Michael is currently developing a musical that takes place during the summer of 1980, aka the summer of Who Shot JR?
JEREMY B. COHEN (Director) is entering his fifth season as the Producing Artistic Director at the Playwrights’ Center and previously served as the Associate Artistic Director/Director of New Play Development at Hartford Stage from 2003 to 2010, where he also directed several premieres. Other directing credits include productions at Centerstage, Alliance, Alley Theatre, Goodman, Dorset Theatre, Steppenwolf, McCarter, Theater J, Victory Gardens, Actors Theatre of Louisville, George Street Playhouse, Kansas City Rep, Repertory Theatre of St Louis, New Victory, Open Fist, Theatre Latté Da, and Royal George; workshops at O’Neill Playwrights’ Conference, New York Stage & Film, Pasadena Playhouse, Denver Center, New Harmony, Bay Area Playwrights Festival and Woolly Mammoth. As Founding Artistic Director of Naked Eye Theatre Company in Chicago, Cohen developed/directed more than 20 plays, including several premieres. He has received numerous directing awards, an NEA/TCG Directors Fellowship, and a Northwestern University grant for his play 12 Volt Heart. Last Season he directed the World Premiere of Brahman/I (Mixed Blood), and Wild With Happy (Centerstage), as well as a new musical Off-Broadway by award-winning singer/songwriter Jonatha Brooke called My Mother Has Four Noses, and recently directed the World Premiere of Joe Waechter’s Lake Untersee (Workhaus Collective/Illusion Theatre).
PETER MORROW (Music Director) moved to the Twin Cities from Dublin, Ireland in August 2012. Since moving here he has worked as a composer / sound designer / music director with companies including New Native Theatre, Bedlam Theatre, Swandive Theatre, Workhaus Collective, Artistry, Pangea World Theatre, Daleko Arts, Macalester College, Mixed Blood Theatre, Threads Dance Company, Steppingstone Theatre for Youth Development and Stages Theatre.
In Dublin he worked primarily with the company Brokentalkers, devising new works that have toured throughout Europe. Peter has a Masters in Music and Media Technology from Trinity College Dublin.