(Lighting Designer) is proud to have served Barter for seven years as resident lighting designer and master electrician. Andrew received a Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design from Wayne State University’s Hilberry Theatre in Detroit, Michigan. He has worked as Technical Director for The Paramount Center for The Arts in Bristol, Tennessee, and as Assistant Technical Director at Southeast Missouri State University. He was also a crew captain and pyrotechnician for Dubai’s 2014, Guinness World Record-winning, New Year’s Eve fireworks display. Andrew has been a guest designer around the country and has designed more than 50 productions for Barter, including: The 39 Steps, Avenue Q, Thicker Than Water, Mamma Mia!, Chicago, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Big Fish. Many thanks to his new wife for all she does to support him.
(Co-Author) Born in England, Colin Escott lives near Nashville, Tennessee. He is the author of Good Rockin’ Tonight: Sun Records and The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll, the first in-depth account of the Sun Records story. His book Hank Williams – The Biography has been adapted into the movie I Saw the Light, starring Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen. His multi-CD box set, The Complete Hank Williams, won a Grammy®, and another of his productions, B.B. King – King of the Blues, was nominated for a Grammy®. Million Dollar Quartet received three Tony® nominations, including Best Book and Best Musical. Escott was part of the writing/producing team adapting the show for CMT/Viacom. The first season aired in 2016.
(Original Concept, Director, and Co-Author) apprenticed at the Alley Theatre in Houston and worked at Second City in Chicago; he attended Columbia University. He has conceived, written, directed, or produced 50 films, including Dusty and Sweets McGee; Freebie and the Bean; Aloha, Bobby and Rose; The Hollywood Knights; American Hot Wax; Dick Tracy; American Me; Blood In, Blood Out; There Goes My Baby; and Mulholland Falls. With his wife Birgitte, he is preparing a new film Moon Over Memphis (a rock-and-roll Field of Dreams). He also cowrote the musical Baby It’s You! with Colin Escott and helped adapt Sun Records, the new television series based on Million Dollar Quartet. Million Dollar Quartet received three Tony Award nominations in 2010, including Best Book and Best Musical.
(Producer) is a diversified entertainment production and marketing agency founded by industry veteran Todd Gershwin. Gershwin Entertainment specializes in live events, theatrical touring, and sports marketing. Gershwin has developed and produced numerous successful theatrical productions, concerts and tours for various iconic brands. Current North American touring projects include A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage, Million Dollar Quartet, PBS Kids Live, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer the Musical, American Rhapsody, and Born For This. Gershwin was responsible for developing the University of Michigan’s Gershwin Initiative. Corporate and sports marketing clients have included Pepsi, Reebok, Oracle, Nike, Geico, TIAA-CREF, the Atlantic Hockey Conference, ECAC Hockey, Hockey East and Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment.
Hana Lee Goff
(Set Designer) is in her third year as one of the resident scenic designers at Barter Theatre and worked as the assistant scenic artist for almost two years before moving into her current position. She is thrilled to see her designs take form onstage and is eager to continue to grow and learn from the amazing talent here at Barter Theatre. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in Norman with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre with an emphasis in Scenic Design. Some of her favorite shows she has worked on in the past few years include: Winter Wheat, Over The River and Through the Woods, Mary’s Wedding, and Uncanny Valley.
(Music Director/Fluke) is excited to be returning to Sun Records, music directing and playing the role of Fluke, the drummer, in this production of MDQ! Previous national tours include Million Dollar Quartet (2015-2016) and Smokey Joe’s Café (2014-2015). National acts include The Coasters and The Rave-Ons. When not on tour, Jon is often heard playing at regional theatres across the country, doing studio work, or looking at cute pictures of sea turtles and red pandas. Jon proudly endorses Saluda Cymbals. For more information, check out www.rossidrums.com. #dinosaurs
Lee Alexander Martin
(Costume Designer) is excited to be designing costumes at Barter Theatre this season. Recently Lee has designed costumes for Footloose, Love Sex and The IRS, The Starving, Hollywood Confidential, Driving Miss Daisy, The Understudy, The Doyle and Debbie Show, 1984, Winter Wheat, Peter James’ The Perfect Murder, Over the River and Through the Woods, and Uncanny Valley, as well as co-designing costumes for Peter and The Star Catcher and Something Wicked This Way Comes beside Amanda Aldridge. Lee also designed costumes for The Barter Players’ productions of Frosty in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Lee has previously worked for The Virginia Shakespeare Festival in Williamsburg, Virginia; The Lost Colony, the nation’s longest-running symphonic drama performed on North Carolina’s Outer Banks; and Shakespeare Theatre New Jersey in Madison. In 2013, Lee attained his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Megan Barrett (Stage Manager)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; Singin’ In the Rain; In the Heights; The Great Society; Priscilla Queen of the Desert; Mary Poppins; Tribes; A Christmas Carol; Evita; All the Way; A Year With Frog and Toad; Tommy; In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play; Gospel at Colonus; The Three Little Pigs at ZACH Theatre; The Invention of Love and Macbeth at Austin Shakespeare; Blood Brothers and The Merry Wives of Windsor at Texas Shakespeare Festival; Into the Woods and The Fantasticks at Western Playhouse. MFA in Stage Management from CalArts.
(Director) Susanne Boulle’s directing career began at Barter Theatre, many moons ago. Select Barter credits: Civil War Voices, Blackbird, The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead, The Cat in the Hat, Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, Travels With My Aunt, Pow’r In The Blood, The Baby Dance, Of Mice and Men, The Tempest, Almost Like Being In Love, Miracles. Founding member of Barter’s First Light Co. In NYC: The Chaos Trade (by T. Cat Ford) at The Tank; The Choking Game (Kaitlin Colombo) at IRT Theatre; Proof, Dog Sees God for The Red Door Theatre; The Private Life of Emily Dickinson for American Int’l Theatre; Strange Kindness, Affair Play for the Atlantic Theatre/New Works; The Marriage of Bette and Boo for NYU/453 Studio; The Death of Chatterton, The Dad Play for the Actor’s Studio. Artistic Associate at Barter Theatre, 1994-98. Member: Actor’s Studio Playwright and Director’s Unit, Teaching Artist at TFANA, Development of New Plays at Abingdon Theatre, The Actor’s Studio, Atlantic/ NYU. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Western Carolina University.
(Sound Designer) has designed with some of the best companies in the United States, including: The Kennedy Center, Signature Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Festival, San Diego Repertory, Shakespeare Theatre Company, and Florida Studio Theatre. In New York, he has worked with Hip Pocket Productions, Turtle Shell Productions, O Productions, and The Manhattan Arts Institute. Tony is also the resident sound designer for the Andrew Keegan Theatre Company, has contributed articles to Pro-Audio Review magazine, and has two albums available on iTunes. He is a member of The Dramatist Guild and USA Local 829.