JONAH JACKSON (Leocad & others) is thrilled to be making his debut with Pipeline-Collective! He is a Tennessee native and graduate of Lipscomb University with a BFA in Acing & Directing. Select credits include: Avenue Q, Shakespeare In Love (Nashville Rep), The Little Mermaid (Nashville Children’s Theatre), Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, The Winter's Tale, Antony & Cleopatra (Nashville Shakespeare Festival), and The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (Studio Tenn). Jonah is incredibly thankful to be collaborating with such a wonderful group of artists and to be playing alongside his wife, Sarah.
NAN GURLEY * (Voice of The Gryphon) is known for her work in roles such as Mama Rose in Gypsy, Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie, Mrs. Beaver in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, the Witch in Into the Woods, Carlotta in Phantom, and Dolly Levi in Hello Dolly! She has also performed in The Seagull, Cyrano, The Little Foxes, A Streetcar Named Desire, Crimes of the Heart, and The Storybuilders. Nan has been as a soloist for the Nashville Symphony, having performed Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 under the baton of Kenneth Schermerhorn, and for the Nashville Symphony pops concert, A Tribute to Alan and Marilyn Bergman, conducted by Ron Huff. Nan is currently producing the new musical The Last Days of Buster Drumwright, co-written with her husband, Wayne, and friends Jim Weber and Billy Sprague.
DEYONTE JENKINS (Adam) is excited to make his debut with Pipeline Collective! He graduated with a B.F.A. in Theatre Performance from The University of Evansville in 2016, and he has been a working artist here in Nashville ever since. A native of Tennessee, he has performed on multiple stages in the Nashville area including Nashville Children's Theatre, Tennessee Repertory Theatre and Manna From Heaven Dinner House. You may have also caught a glimpse of him in a few episodes of the T.V. series Nashville. DéYonté would like to thank his mother and family for their continued support and The Most High for blessing him with gifts to help motivate and inspire others through the magic of theatre.
NIKKITA STAGGS * (Isobel & others) is an actress, stage manager, and visual artist. She has a BA in Theatre from Tennessee State University, and has spent the past eight years working in professional theatre. Some of her onstage credits include The Cat in the Hat, Bud Not Buddy, The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963, Holes, and The Colored Museum. Some of her technical theatre credits are The Outsiders, Twelfth Night, Stick Fly, Pill Hill and many more. Nikki also really digs music, and she never misses a chance to dance. She is thrilled to share this experience with her family and friends!
DAVID TORRES-FUENTES (Nicholeaus & others) is an actor, avid puppeteer and
aspiring professional clown. As an actor, some of his past roles include Boy in Dragons Love Tacos, Scuttle in The Little Mermaid, Bernard in Nobody to Murder, White Rabbis, March Hair, and Dormouse in Adventures of Alice in Wonderland, and Mick in Pipeline-Collective's production of Wellesley Girl. As a puppeteer, David's work has been featured in Little Shop of Horrors and Cinderella. He is very grateful for all the support and guidance from all of his theatre teachers.
MEGGAN UTECH (Darkly Jack & others) is a performer whose credits include The Little Mermaid with Nashville Children's Theatre, Noises Off and Angels in America: Millennium Approaches with Act 1, In the Heights with Street Theatre Company, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas with the TriArts Sharon Playhouse. She is excited to be making her Pipeline debut.
GARRIS WIMMER * (Saturnius & others) is a ‘naturalized’ Nashvillian, having moved to Nashville to attend Belmont College in 1978. He was a founding company member of Tennessee Repertory Theatre and danced with the Tennessee Dance Theatre. He appeared on "Hee Haw" and was on over 1500 episodes of "Nashville Now" as a member of the award-winning Nashville Now Band. Garris left Nashville in 1991, first touring Europe in Jesus Christ Superstar and then moving to NYC in 1992 where he lived until returning home to Nashville in 2005. Recent credits include: Patsy in Spamalot and Juror #11 in Twelve Angry Men (Studio Tenn); Zell in Nate Eppler’s Good Monsters (Nashville Rep); Feste in Twelfth Night (Nashville Shakespeare Festival), Smudge in Forever Plaid (Westside Cafe, NYC), and Scott in Pipeline-Collective's production of Wellesley Girl.
* - Denotes Member of Actors' Equity Association
This production is presented under the auspices
of the Actors' Equity Association Members' Project Code.
SARAH ZANOTTI (Euralie & others) is a graduate from Lipscomb University. Sarah was an acting intern at the Florida Repertory Theatre and performed in Over the River..., To Kill a Mockingbird, and two TYA tours. Credits in Nashville include Beauty and the Beast at Studio Tenn and A Midsummer's Night Dream with the NSF. Sarah is an acting teacher at Franklin Brentwood Arts Academy. She is so grateful to work with this cast and Pipeline. Many thanks to her wonderful husband and her family.
The Creative Team
KEITH BUNIN (Playwright) is the author The Credeaux Canvas, The World Over, and the OPC-developed The Busy World is Hushed, which all premiered Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons. His other plays include The Unbuilt City (New York Stage and Film), and Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir (La Jolla Playhouse and City Theatre). Bunin wrote the “Oliver” episodes for season 2 of the HBO series In “Treatment”, as well as the screenplay for the 2013 film Horns, based on the novel by Joe Hill.
DAVID IAN LEE (Director) has worked in New York for companies including The Pearl, Manhattan Theatre Source, Boomerang, Gideon, and Flux Ensemble; for regional theatres including Actors Theatre of Louisville, Milwaukee Rep., Arizona Rep., Tennessee Rep.; and classical companies including New York Classical Theatre and the Arkansas, Illinois, Sedona, Utah, and Nashville Shakespeare festivals. He is an internationally produced playwright, with recent productions of his work in Canada, South Africa, Scotland, and Greece. A proud graduate of the William Esper Studio, David received his M.F.A in Directing in 2015 from Illinois State University, where he was honored with an Outstanding Teaching Award. He currently serves as full-time faculty for the Theatre and Dance Program at Tennessee State University and as Co-Producing Artistic Director for Pipeline-Collective. Favorite credit: his son, Beckett Harrison Lee. For more information, please visit www.davidianlee.com.
TAYLOR THOMAS (Scenic / Sound / Light Designer) graduated from Belmont University’s Theatre Department this past May with plans to keep Nashville as her home base. During college, Taylor started her professional career with Skinless in 2016, directed By David Ian Lee. Apart from Pipeline, she has then gone on to design for Actors Bridge Ensemble, Verge Theater Company and Nashville Children’s Theatre. Though lighting is her focus, she enjoys creating sound and scenic elements to help tell the story and challenge her to look deeper into the world of the script. Through The World Over, she hopes you find yourself getting lost in this storytelling experience.
ALLISON HEARN (Costume Designer) currently serves as Wardrobe Supervisor for Studio Tenn, where she has collaborated on more than a dozen productions, including West Side Story, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita, Doubt, Frankenstein, and Beauty and the Beast. Allison is a self-taught seamstress who discovered her passion for costumes during her time performing and studying theatre at Union University. She is thrilled to be working with Pipeline-Collective on The World Over.
AUTUMN KIOTI (Puppet Designer) is an interdisciplinary/performance artist who works from society's discards, melding subconscious narrative, myth, dreams, with found object creation. Using the natural world as an inroad, she frequently addresses the issues of mental health, reproductive justice, gender/sexual identity, environmental and food justice. To this end, she scavenges bits of everything from history, science, literature, to her circus aerial training, even David Attenborough animal documentaries. Recent performance credits: Darla Van Beck, Christopher Demos-Brown’s world premiere of WRONGEFUL DEATH AND OTHER CIRCUS ACTS; Marie Antoinette, THE REVOLUTIONISTS; her one-human show RUN:rabbit. She is entering her 3rd year as Artist-in-Residence with NYC Audubon, was Artist-in-residence with the Santa Fe Art Institue, the Art Monastery Italia, and The Last Frontier NYC. She has created and/or performed strange things in myriad locales across the globe, including small Italian villages, Jakarta, Indonesia, and Madison Square Garden. “Thank you to Stephen, Magda and Lynn, without whom I would not still be here.”
COURTNEY SCHUSTER (Assistant Director) is a recent graduate from Belmont University where she received her BFA in Directing. She is thrilled to be a part of The World Over and to work again with Pipeline. Courtney has been lucky enough to assistant direct recent productions including World Builders, The Wolves and Sense & Sensibility. Her directing credits include; Origin Story, You Can See All The Stars and Aide et Reconfort. Locally, she has had the fortune of working with Studio Tenn, Nashville Repertory Theatre’s Ingram New Works Festival, Pipeline-Collective, Woven Theatre and Actors Bridge.
WALTER LEE (Graphic Designer) is a part-time graphic artist and web-designer, and double-full-time father to his sons. Based in Portland, Oregon, Walter divides his time between his design work, non-profit volunteering, and hiking and camping with his family as much as possible. Trained as a painter and (begrudgingly) having an instinct for marketing, Walter found his way into commercial design. Walter likes to say that art is about communicating an idea, design is about solving a problem; and they conveniently work very well together quite often. He’s produced work for a range of firms; including the Commerce Collective, QuarterTwenty, Michael Curry Design, SCORE Vancouver, Friendship Masonic Lodge, and (delightfully, often) Pipeline-Collective.