Press Release:

Pinocchio Press Release

Filament 2016 Season Press Release

Press Pictures:

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Roberto Jonson with puppet by Jeff Semmerling. Photo Credit: Dominick Maino

Roberto Jonson with puppet by Jeff Semmerling. Photo Credit: Dominick Maino

Roberto Jonson with puppet by Jeff Semmerling. Photo Credit: Dominick Maino

Pinocchio stumbles into the Marionette Theater. Maddy Low, Nik Kmiecik, Roberto Jonson.

Pinocchio stumbles into the Marionette Theater. Maddy Low, Nik Kmiecik, Roberto Jonson. Masks by Jeff Semmerling

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Kamille Dawkins, Roberto Jonson, Nik Kmiecik, masks by Jeff Semmerling. Pinocchio is swindled by the Fox & Cat. Photo Credit: Christian Libonati

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Kamille Dawkins, Roberto Jonson, Nik Kmiecik, masks by Jeff Semmerling. Pinocchio is swindled by the Fox & Cat. Photo Credit: Christian Libonati

Kamille Dawkins, Roberto Jonson, Maddy Low, Nik Kmiecik, Mara Dale. Pinocchio & Lampwick dream of The Land of Toys. Photo Credit: Christian Libonati

Kamille Dawkins, Roberto Jonson, Maddy Low, Nik Kmiecik, Mara Dale.
Pinocchio & Lampwick dream of The Land of Toys.
Photo Credit: Christian Libonati

The Production Team:

IMG_4937 (1)TYLER BEATTIE (Adaptor/Composer) is a composer, writer, director, and teacher. He is the co-creator (with Emma Lively) of four original musicals: Blue, Candy Land, Bunny’s Bakery and Bliss, and the animated film Hungry Hungry Hippos (currently in development with Hasbro). He is the creator of several original musical pieces, including Pinocchio, Sleepy Hollow and The Sandman.  A passionate educator, Tyler has taught middle and high school throughout the country, and continues to work as a teacher and arts education advocate in New York Public Schools.  He is a graduate of Northwestern University.

sferguson (1)SCOTT FERGUSON (Director) is so excited to be back at Filament having directed another Tyler Beattie musical, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 6 years ago. Scott is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Theatrebam Chicago where he wrote and created the hit shows, Schoolhouse Rock Live!, Schoolhouse Rock Live Too! and The Main Street Kids’ Club: A MathStart Musical. He is a proud Artistic Associate of About Face Theatre, where he directed the hit show, We Three Lizas.  As a Founding Collective Member of Bailiwick Chicago, he directed the critically acclaimed Aida and the smash hit production of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Scott has also directed for Hell in a Handbag, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook & Watertower. Regionally, he has directed at Playhouse on the Square in Memphis,  The Fulton Opera House in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, The Wohlfahrt Haus Theatre in Wytheville, Virginia, The Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre, Rhodes College and New Trier High School. He is also loving his new career as a Realtor®! Check him out at www.scottfergusonlive.com

Music Director: Tim McNulty*
Mask & Puppet Designer: Jeff Semmerling
Scenic Designer: Brad Caleb Lee
Costume Designer: Noel Huntzinger*
Assistant Costume Designer: Steph Taylor
Lighting Designer: Emma Deane
Stage Manager: C. Elias Nelson
Technical Director / Carpenter: Rick Combs
Electrician: Neal Javenkoski
Sound Technician: Sadie Tremblay
Graphic Designer: Jill Arena
Upright bass provided by A440 Violin Shop: 2222 W Roscoe St, Chicago, IL 60618

The Cast:

Felipe Carrasco plays Geppetto plus guitar & Piano
Mara Dale* plays the Conscience, et al plus piano
Kamille Dawkins plays the Fox et al plus upright bass
Nik Kmiecik plays Lampwick, Cat, Harlequin et al plus piano & banjolele
Roberto Jonson plays Pinocchio plus guitar
Maddy Low plays Blue Fairy, et al plus saxophone & accordion

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