MEET THE CREW FROM HOODED

Ben Rose (Director) made his stage debut in a 5th grade musical presentation of The Jungle Book. After a 20-year hiatus due to a lack of roles for people of color, he accepted a part as a deaf mute at the Phoenix Theatre in August Wilson’s Two Trains Running. Because of a schedule conflict he was then offered a speaking role in that play and from there went on to perform in 7 Rolling World Premieres at the Phoenix. In 2011 he was awarded Best Director in the Indianapolis 48hr Film Festival and in 2016 named an Indy Theatre MVP by the Indianapolis Foundation. Last year while on sabbatical in California his screenplay Lion of Judah was named an official selection in the Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards. He is pleased to be making his theatrical directing debut with the Fonseca Theatre Company with such a talented cast. Nothing he has accomplished would be possible without the support of his parents Charles and Vicki Rose.

Miranda Ramos (Stage Manager) is a recent undergraduate from Indiana University with a B.A. in Theatre, Drama, & Contemporary Dance. She has returned from working with A.C.T while in San Francisco as a SM Fellow, where she was an ASM for Men On Boats, The Great Leap, and Vanity Fair. She has also worked in the past with Indiana University Summer Theatre & Crossroads Repertory Theatre.

Anthony James Sirk (Costume Designer) is excited to be making a return to Fonseca Theatre Company after having previously designed The Cake last February. Regionally Mr. Sirk has designed for Creede Repertory Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, The Arvada Center, Pittsburgh Musical Theater, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Pittsburgh Opera, Front Porch Theatrics, Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, and Theatre Aspen. Anthony has also designed costumes for multiple colleges including Ball State University, Carnegie Mellon University, Western Carolina University and the University of West Florida. Recent film work includes Head Tailor on A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and Wardrobe Lead on Tyler Perry’s Acrimony. Currently, Anthony manages the Costume Studio at Purdue University. anthonysirk.com

Allison Jones (Assistant Costume Designer) is a freelance costume designer earning her MFA in Costume Design at Purdue University. Her work is open, edgy, and strives for realness. She’s invested in renewing theatre’s accessibility to younger and disadvantaged audiences. Past designs include Angels in America, These Shining Lives, Bull, and Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s touring production of Romeo and Juliet. Currently, she is designing costumes for Purdue’s, In the Blood, and Nell Gwynn. https://jonesa60.wixsite.com/allisonjonescostume

Daniel Uhde (Set Designer/Technical Director) If you build it, they will come. The show must go on. Black Lives Matter.