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Matt Bowdren, Christopher Johnson, Patty Gallagher and Ryan Parker Knox

What audiences are saying about Journey to the West:

Tucson area people: This is a don't miss.
Superb performance of
Journey to the West at The Rogue Theatre.   —P.S.

Thanks a lot for the marvelous play! It was full of inspiration for all of us.   —P.H.

An amazing journey for the audience as well! Rogue is consistently excellent...a gem!   —J.S.

Wonderful story, production and performances in Journey.   —S.M.

What an amazingly wonderful and creative show and your solutions to its many
complexities are equally wonderful and amazing!
I can't imagine a better way to begin another superlative season.

The production merged music, acting, sound, lighting, costumes and props
to swirl us effortlessly from underworld to celestial realms and back to earth again.
We left the theatre feeling intoxicated, and this morning, we're still smiling.

I totally enjoyed this fun, innovative, and wise event! I highly recommend it.
The music was beautiful. Thanks!

Saw an AMAZING performance today—so glad we have season tickets now!
Thanks, Rogue, for helping us to introduce our 10-year-old niece to high-quality theatre.
Looking forward to a great season.    —S.D.

A tremendously theatrical achievement.   —M.H.


Mary Zimmerman's 'Journey to the West'


Directed by Cynthia Meier

September 6–23, 2012

Thursday–Saturday 7:30 P.M., Sunday 2:00 P.M.
plus a Saturday 2:00 P.M. Matinee September 22

Musical Preshow begins 15 minutes before curtain
Discussion with the cast and director follows all performances

Performance Schedule

The Rogue Theatre at The Historic Y
300 East University Boulevard

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A Chinese epic from the 16th century brought to life by the acclaimed Mary Zimmerman: the monk Tripitaka’s 17-year journey to India to receive scrolls of wisdom from the Buddha. He is accompanied on this odyssey by the immortals Monkey, Pig, and a reformed cannibal as they experience episodes of hardship and enlightenment. A great and canonical work of the East rendered in a fanciful yet profound style.

Patty Gallagher as Monkey King

Patty Gallagher as Monkey King

Lee Rayment as Moska and Marissa Garcia as Guanyin

Lee Rayment as Moska and Marissa Garcia as Guanyin

Ryan Parker Knox and Jill Baker

Ryan Parker Knox and Jill Baker

Photos by Tim Fuller

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Last chance to Journey to the West
Sprawling epic will please those with a taste for the exotic

Review of Journey to the West by Dave Irwin posted September 19 on

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Review of Journey to the West by Sherilyn Forrester in the September 13 Tucson Weekly

14 actors playing 40 characters relate a 7th-century tale of 100,000 miles
Rogue goes on an epic Journey

Preview of Journey to the West by Kathleen Allen in the September 6 Arizona Daily Star



Cynthia Meier (Director)

Cynthia Meier (Director) is the Managing and Associate Artistic Director for The Rogue Theatre and holds a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from the University of Arizona. She is co-founder of Bloodhut Productions, a company performing original monologues and comedy improvisation, which toured throughout the western United States. At The Rogue Theatre, Cynthia has adapted and directed James Joyce’s The Dead, directed The Winter’s Tale, Shipwrecked!, New-Found-Land, Old Times, The Tempest, Nāga Mandala, The Four of Us, Othello, Animal Farm, Orlando, Happy Days, The Good Woman of Setzuan, The Fever and The Cherry Orchard. She also directed The Seagull (featuring Ken Ruta) for Tucson Art Theatre, and she directed Talia Shire in Sister Mendelssohn and Edward Herrmann in Beloved Brahms for Chamber Music Plus Southwest. Cynthia has also performed in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Arizona Repertory Theatre), A Streetcar Named Desire (Arizona Theatre Company), Blithe Spirit and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Michigan Repertory Theatre), Romeo & Juliet and Chicago Milagro (Borderlands Theatre), A Namib Spring (1999 National Play Award winner), and Smirnova’s Birthday, The Midnight Caller, and The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (Tucson Art Theatre) and has been nominated for five Mac Awards for Best Actress from the Arizona Daily Star. Cynthia has performed in many Rogue Theatre productions, and in 2008, she received the Mac Award for Best Actress for her performance of Stevie in Edward Albee’s The Goat at The Rogue Theatre.

Director’s Notes

The story of Journey to the West is well known throughout China and Southeast Asia. It’s a story that’s been made into countless movies, TV shows, books, paintings, cartoons, and video games. And yet, for those of us in the West, the story is virtually unknown. In seventh century China, a monk named Xuanzang actually made a legendary 17-year trip to India to obtain Buddhist scriptures, which he brought back to the Tang emperor. (Whether he was guided by Guanyin, or accompanied by Monkey, Pig or a reformed cannibal, is anybody’s guess!)

Mary Zimmerman’s beautiful telling of the story is adapted from a four-volume translation of Journey to the West by Anthony C. Yu. The original Chinese novel was published in the 16th century and attributed to Wu Cheng’en. The novel is loosely based on the historic text, Great Tang Records of the Western Regions, as well as traditional folk tales.

Mary Zimmerman’s work appeals to us on so many levels: the aesthetic beauty of the play—the fabrics, the dances, and the music; the emotional involvement of the story—a group of characters full of flaws and nobilities whom we come to love; and, finally, the philosophical depth of the ideas and lessons enveloped in the play. We are thrilled to share all of these dimensions as we experience this ancient story with you.

Welcome to the 2012–13 Season at The Rogue Theatre!

—Cynthia Meier, Director of Journey to the West


Joseph McGrath, Ryan Parker Knox, Patty Gallagher, Christopher Johnson and Matt Bowdren

Joseph McGrath, Ryan Parker Knox, Patty Gallagher, Christopher Johnson and Matt Bowdren

Photo by Tim Fuller



Princess Svastri & others Jill Baker
Pig & others Matt Bowdren
Subodhi & others Dani Dryer
Monkey King Patty Gallagher*
Guanyin & others Marissa Garcia
Woodcutter & others David Greenwood
Buddha & others Angela Horchem
Tripitaka & others Christopher Johnson
Sha Monk & others Ryan Parker Knox
Jade Emperor & others Joseph McGrath*
Dragon King & others David Morden*
Moksa & others Lee Rayment
Green Orchid & others Dallas Thomas
Yama & others Matt Walley

  *Member of Actors’ Equity Association,
the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States,
appearing under a Special Appearance Contract


David Morden, Patty Gallagher and Christopher Johnson

David Morden, Patty Gallagher and Christopher Johnson

Photo by Tim Fuller


Cast Biographies

Jill Baker (Princess Svastri)

Jill Baker (Princess Svastri) has previously performed with The Rogue Theatre in Ghosts, Naga Mandala, Animal Farm, Red Noses, The Cherry Orchard, and The Good Woman of Setzuan. Other favorite roles include Catherine in Proof at Beowulf Alley Theatre and Bertha in The Father at the Berkshire Theatre Festival.

Matt Bowdren (Pig) holds an M.F.A in Performance from The University of Georgia and a B.F.A from the University of Arizona. At The Rogue, Matt has appeared in As I Lay Dying, Major Barbara, The Real Inspector Hound, New-Found-Land, The Four of Us, Six Characters in Search of an Author, and The Goat. Other Arizona credits include The Pillowman (The Now Theatre) Romeo and Juliet (Southwest Shakespeare), Titus Andronicus (Arizona Repertory Theatre). In Georgia Matt has been seen in The Shape of Things, Betrayal, Endgame, and The Comedy of Errors. In New York City Matt performed in Somewhere In Between with Collaborative Stages, and Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Hudson Shakespeare Company.
Matt Bowdren’s performance is supported in part by a generous gift from Dave Lewis.

Matt Bowdren (Pig)
Dani Dryer (Subodhi)

Dani Dryer (Subodhi) is making her Rogue Theatre debut and is absolutely thrilled to be working with such an amazing cast and crew. She has performed recently with Arizona OnStage Productions as Shelby in Steel Magnolias. Most of her professional work has been with ETCETERA, the late-night arm of Live Theatre Workshop, in such roles as StarCat (Psycho Beach Party), Kelly (Dying City), Riff Raff (The Rocky Horror Show), Roberta (Danny and the Deep Blue Sea), Yitzhak (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), April (Savage in Limbo) and Bottom (A Midsummer Night's Dream). Dani has also performed recently as Mariah in Winding Road Theatre Ensemble's production of United. Dani is painfully aware that nothing in her life is possible without the love and support of her family, friends, and her amazing and enlightened partner, Kara.

Patty Gallagher (Monkey King) is Professor of Theatre Arts at University of California Santa Cruz where she teaches movement, mask, Balinese dance, and clown traditions. With The Rogue, she has performed the roles of Shen Te in The Good Woman of Setzuan, Ranevskaya in The Cherry Orchard, Winnie in Happy Days (most recently for The Rogue’s tour to Bangalore, India), Sonnerie and Scarron in Red Noses, Orlando in Orlando, the Player in Act Without Words, Emilia in Othello, Rani in Naga Mandala, Ariel in The Tempest, Alibech in The Decameron, Player 1 in Shipwrecked! and Autolycus in The Winter’s Tale. She has worked with Shakespeare Santa Cruz, The Folger Shakespeare Theatre, California Shakespeare Theater, The New Pickle Circus, Ripe Time Theatre, Two River Theatre, Teatro Cronopio and Grupo Malayerba. She has performed, choreographed and directed workshops in Asia, South America, Europe, and the U.S. In 2006 she was Fulbright Scholar in Quito, Ecuador. She holds a doctorate in Theatre from University of Wisconsin–Madison, and she is Director in Residence for the Clown Conservatory, San Francisco Circus Center.
Patty Gallagher’s performance is supported in part by a generous gift from Jim & Joan Horwitz.

Patty Gallagher (Monkey King)
Marissa Garcia (Guanyin)

Marissa Garcia (Guanyin) performed with The Rogue Theatre in the ensemble and as a musician in As I Lay Dying, as Barbara Undershaft in Major Barbara and as Dorcas in The Winter’s Tale. She is a Tucson native and received her BFA in Acting/Directing from the University of Arizona. Since graduating, Marissa has performed and directed with companies throughout Arizona, Colorado and California. She was seen on Los Angeles stages in premieres of Bernardo Solano’s Lost and Evangeline Ordaz’s Visitors’ Guide to Arivaca, a show she was also involved in here with Borderlands Theater. Other credits include: Ana in Living Out (2005 Mac Award Nominee–Best Actress), Julia in School of the Americas (Borderlands Theater), Thomasina in Arcadia, Cordelia in King Lear (Arizona Repertory Theatre), and Evelyn in Close Ties (Catalina Players).
Marissa Garcia’s performance is supported in part by a generous gift from Joan & Doug Cook.

David Greenwood (Woodcutter) was a member of the cast of The Rogue Theatre’s first production, The Balcony, and has recently appeared in The Decameron, The Real Inspector Hound, Major Barbara, As I Lay Dying and The Winter’s Tale. He has appeared locally in Shining City and The Birthday Party at Beowulf Alley Theatre and The One-Armed Man, The Disposal and The Glass Menagerie at Tucson Art Theatre.
David Greenwood’s performance is supported in part by a generous gift from Ruth Kosakowsky.

David Greenwood (Woodcutter)
Angela Horchem (Buddha)

Angela Horchem (Buddha) is a member of The Rogue’s Acting Company. Previously, she was a musician in Shipwrecked!, an ensemble member in As I Lay Dying and Amalia in The Decameron. Also a mask-maker, her masks were seen on the satyrs in The Winter’s Tale. She and her masks were featured in an original work for Commedia dell’Arte Day 2012. Angela is currently the Artistic Director for ETCETERA at Live Theatre Workshop where her company, Theatre 3, will create original works for the entire 2012-13 season. Angela earned her M.A. in theatre from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and went on to study physical theatre at Dell’Arte International and performance in Bali, Indonesia. Other credits include roles at Live Theatre Workshop, the Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, and guest-artist roles with companies across the country, including WONDERHEADS, National Headquarters, The Witching Hour, and Dell’Arte International.
Angela Horchem’s performance is supported in part by a generous gift from Ed & Nancy Landes.

Christopher Johnson (Tripitaka) is a member of the Acting Company at The Rogue, where he has previously appeared in The Winter’s Tale (Rogero & Ensemble) and As I Lay Dying (Jewel). He serves as the Co-Artistic Director of Winding Road Theatre Ensemble, where he is currently directing a production of Speech & Debate. Christopher spent five seasons as Artistic Director of Etcetera at Live Theatre Workshop and has appeared elsewhere with Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, Invisible Theatre, Brachiate Theatre Project and Sparrow & Cicada Theatre. Notable acting credits include Psycho Beach Party, Thom Pain (based on nothing), The Rocky Horror Show, The Eating Disorder Talent Show (which he wrote), Hedwig & The Angry Inch, Bug, Sweet Eros, Corpus Christi and Titus Andronicus, to name a few.
Christopher Johnson’s performance is supported in part by a generous gift from Ted & Celia Brandt.

Christopher Johnson (Tripitaka)
Ryan Parker Knox (Sha Monk)

Ryan Parker Knox (Sha Monk) is a South Dakota native and University of SD graduate. Ryan moved to Tucson in October of 2011 after living for just over a decade in Minneapolis/St. Paul where he worked on over 70 productions for over a dozen companies. Some of his favorite roles include Jerry in The Full Monty, and the title roles in Picasso at the Lapin Agile and The Who’s Tommy, all for Paul Bunyan Playhouse in Bemidji, MN, as well as Henry in Henry V, Phillip in Orphans, and Bradley in Buried Child. “RPK” (or just Ryan) is extremely thrilled to be a Rogue Acting Company Member and hopes you enjoy his work this season. Special thank yous to his supportive family and friends all over the Midwest (OOTM), and his 4 littlest fans, Olivia, Dylan, Audrey, and Parker...his beloved nieces and nephews.
Ryan Parker Knox’s performance is supported in part by a generous gift from Lillian Fisher.

Joseph McGrath (Jade Emperor) is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Drama and is the Artistic Director for The Rogue Theatre for which he has performed in many plays.  Joe was most recently seen as Leontes in The Winter’s Tale, Patsy in The New Electric Ballroom, in the ensemble of Shipwrecked!, as Andrew Undershaft in Major Barbara, Bernard in New-Found-Land, Deeley in Old Times, Caliban in The Tempest, and Pastor Manders in Ghosts. In 2009 Joe won the Arizona Daily Star Mac Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Tobias in A Delicate Balance. Joe also authored and directed Immortal Longings for The Rogue and has directed The Balcony, Endymion, The Maids (winner of the Arizona Daily Star 2007 Mac Award for Best Play), Red Noses, Our Town, The Decameron, The Real Inspector Hound (winner of the Arizona Daily Star 2011 Mac Award for Best Comedy and Best Director) and As I Lay Dying. He has toured with John Houseman’s Acting Company, performed with the Utah Shakespearean Festival, and he is a frequent performer with Ballet Tucson appearing in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Cinderella, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dracula and The Nutcracker. He has also performed with Arizona Theatre Company, Arizona Opera, Tucson Art Theatre, and Arizona OnStage. Joe owns, with his wife Regina Gagliano, Sonora Theatre Works, which produces theatrical scenery and draperies.
Joseph McGrath’s performance is supported in part by a generous gift from Jim & Joan Horwitz.

Joseph McGrath (Jade Emperor)
David Morden (Dragon King)

David Morden (Dragon King) has appeared with The Rogue Theatre as Polixenes in The Winter’s Tale, Louis de Rougemont in Shipwrecked!, Rinieri in The Decameron, Stephano in The Tempest, Brabantio and Montano in Othello, Editor Webb in Our Town, in the ensembles of Animal Farm and Orlando, as Madame Pace in Six Characters in Search of an Author, The Pope in Red Noses, Yephikhov in The Cherry Orchard, The Man in the Silver Dress in the preshow to The Maids and Glaucus in Endymion. He has acted locally with Arizona Opera (The Pirates of Penzance, The Threepenny Opera), Arizona Onstage Productions (Assassins), Actors Theatre (The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged)) and Green Thursday Theatre Project (Anger Box, Rain), of which he was a co-founder. David has also directed The Rogue’s productions of Major Barbara, Ghosts, A Delicate Balance, The Goat (2008 Arizona Daily Star Mac Award), Six Characters in Search of an Author and Krapp’s Last Tape, Not I and Act Without Words. David has also directed productions with Green Thursday, Oasis Chamber Opera, DreamerGirl Productions, and Arts for All.
David Morden’s performance is supported in part by a generous gift from Carol & Bill Mangold.

Lee Rayment (Moksa) is a graduate from the University of Northern Colorado. Lee has recently returned from a brief stint abroad. He has performed as Archidamus in The Winter’s Tale, in the ensemble of As I Lay Dying, and as Stephen Undershaft in Major Barbara for The Rogue Theatre, Katurian in The Pillowman for The Now Theatre (for which he received the 2011 Mac Award for Best Actor from the Arizona Daily Star), Salieri in Amadeus, Pantalone in The Servant of Two Masters, and Mr. Cladwell in Urinetown.

Lee Rayment (Moksa)
Dallas Thomas (Green Orchid)

Dallas Thomas (Green Orchid) has previously appeared at The Rogue as Perdita in The Winter’s Tale, Miranda in The Tempest and Juliet in Immortal Longings. Dallas has appeared locally with Beowulf Alley Theatre (Wait Until Dark), The Invisible Theatre (Natives, Don’t Talk to the Actors, Premiere) and Live Theatre Workshop (Prelude to a Kiss), among others. Dallas is the Production Manager for Stories that Soar! She holds a BFA in Acting from Oklahoma State University.

Matt Walley (Yama) has performed with The Rogue Theatre as the Clown in The Winter’s Tale, a musician in Shipwrecked!, Cash Bundren in As I Lay Dying and Bill Walker in Major Barbara. He graduated from Dell’Arte International in 2009 with an MFA in Physical Ensemble Theatre. Since then he has performed with The Pinnacle Peak Pistoleros and their Wild West Stunt Shows, as well as with Stories that Soar! Matt has been seen at Live Theatre Workshop here in Tucson and has acted in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. He is teaching acting this year at The University of Arizona.
Matt Walley’s performance is supported in part by a generous gift from Nancy Reeder and Healthy People Team.

Matt Walley (Yama)

Angela Horchem and David Morden as the Dragon King

Angela Horchem and David Morden as the Dragon King
Dragon King mask by Matt Cotten

Photo by Tim Fuller


Preshow Music

The preshow music is played on the ancient, venerable Chinese qin (“chin”),
which is the oldest continuous musical tradition in the world.
(pieces vary)
Autumn Thoughts at Dongting
Rhapsody for a Celestial
Xiang River Concubine’s Lament
Remembering an Old Friend
Evening Song of the Drunken Fisherman
Mountain Immortal
Wine Crazy
Going and Returning
Peaceful Evening Prelude
Autumn Wind
Thrice Parting at Yangguan


Paul Amiel
Julie Wypych

Music Director’s Notes

Historians are universal in their praise of the Tang Dynasty (618–907) as “the jewel in the history of China,” the period in which Tripitaka’s actual pilgrimage occurs. The empire was vast, with the interactions of quite diverse populations (including the many regions of China, Persians, Turks, Sogdians, Vietnamese, Japanese, Koreans, Arabs, etc.) sauntering and scrambling back and forth along the Silk Road carrying porcelain, silver, pepper, war, sex, ideas, religions and the arts. In the immense capital Chang’An (Xi’an) this diversity of music and dance was heard in court rituals, extravagant public entertainments, incipient theatre, and tea houses, with musicians setting the poetry of such luminaries as Li Bai, Wang Wei, and Du Fu to both native and foreign melodies. The Tang court actively incorporated and sinicized this multicultural mass, making the artistic life of the capital unparalleled; and the most talented and attractive of these musicians, dancers, and buffoons were selected for the court’s private academy, the Pear Garden, where the Emperor himself taught them faqu, or “magic music.” Actors are still referred to as Children of the Pear Garden. It was a good time to be a performer.

Providing music for our Journey began, as always, with the script, discussion, and study. Musically I’ve kept mainly to the Chinese tradition of “recomposition,” adapting venerable melodies to present artistic circumstances, and the aesthetic of harmony, simplicity, and resonance. Few Tang melodies survive, but I’ve recomposed several of these as thematic material. Other motifs are adapted from traditional and popular Chinese songs, learned in the Summer Thunder Chinese Music Ensemble; the final chant is adapted from the Buddhist “Praise of Incense.” As the pilgrims travel through Central Asia and into India, the music reflects the changing locations. Besides recomposing, I wrote the two songs in the play, “500 Years” and “The Song of the Woodcutter and Fisherman.” Much of the underscoring will be improvised.

There are a considerable number of instruments in our Pear Garden. Julie plays ruan (moon guitar), oboe, and English horn, Marissa Garcia plays silver flute, and I play four Asian flutes, two Chinese zithers, a Turkish lute, a European harp, and many noisy and magical objects of questionable origin. For Imperial flavor, we have the gong and huge Japanese Odaiko drum on loan from our friends Odaiko Sonora.

Nothing is ever accomplished alone. Thank you to my patient, generous teachers; Norma Davenport; Summer Thunder and the Wilts; Chen Yi; Rome of Odaiko Sonora; James at The Folk Shop; John Feodorov; Evren Sonmez; China; everyone (and I mean everyone) at The Rogue; and the Dao.

—Paul Amiel, Music Director


Musician Biographies

Paul Amiel (Music Director)

Paul Amiel (Music Director) is a multi-instrumentalist and ethnomusician focusing on Medieval, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese, Middle Eastern, and ancient music. He founded and performs with the Summer Thunder Chinese Music Ensemble, the traditional Japanese music duo Muso, and various Turkish/ Middle Eastern/Mediterranean ensembles such as Seyyah and Zambuka. Paul has performed on gothic harp, kaval, saz, ney, banjo, shakuhachi, and accordéon for groups such as Musica Sonora, Arizona Early Music Society and Illegitimate Theater. Paul was Music Director for As I Lay Dying and The Winter’s Tale, as well as in many Rogue productions, including The Decameron, The Tempest, Our Town, Othello, Immortal Longings, Orlando, Endymion, The Dead and on the recent Rogue Album CD.
Paul Amiel’s music direction is supported in part by a generous gift from Norma Davenport.

Julie Wypych (Musician) has been playing oboe for about twelve years and has been an instrumentalist for nearly seventeen. Julie currently plays with the Green Valley Concert Band where she was a featured soloist in December 2011. She also plays with the Tucson Concert Band, is a substitute for the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, and plays with a local woodwind quintet. Additionally, Julie plays the Zhong Ruan in the traditional Chinese ensemble, Summer Thunder Chinese Music Ensemble. Julie also plays and teaches most other woodwind instruments as well as the classical guitar at the concert level. Along with music, Julie is an active member in the Tucson horse community where she trains and competes in dressage. Julie is currently in the process of completing a degree in Music Education and a degree in Equine Science at the University of Arizona. Journey to the West is the second Rogue Theatre production to which Julie has assisted in providing musical accompaniment, Red Noses being the first.

Julie Wypych (Musician)


Christopher Johnson and Dani Dryer

Christopher Johnson and Dani Dryer

Photo by Tim Fuller



Costume Design Cynthia Meier
Lighting Design Clint Bryson
Scenic Design Joseph McGrath

Production Staff

Stage Manager Leah Taylor
Dance Choreography Ashley Bowman
Dragon King Mask Matt Cotten
Tree Spirits Design Nanalee Raphael
Costume Construction Cynthia Meier, Karen Delay,
Nanalee Raphael, Angela Horchem
& Christopher Johnson
Headresses Jenna Johnson
Prop Design & Construction David Morden & Joseph McGrath
House Manager Susan Collinet
Box Office Manager Thomas Wentzel
Box Office Assistants Susan Koenig, David Morden,
Evren Sonmez & Rebekah Thimlar
Poster, Program & Website Thomas Wentzel


Clint Bryson (Lighting Design)

Clint Bryson (Lighting Designer) has designed lights for nearly every Rogue Theatre production. Other lighting design credits include As Bees in Honey Drown and Golf Game for Borderlands, Woman in Black for Beowulf Alley, and The Seagull for Tucson Art Theatre. Clint is currently the Shop Foreman, Production Technical Director and Marketing Director for Catalina Foothills Theatre Department where he designs and coordinates the construction of all scenery. He is also a member of Rhino Staging Services, and a regular participant in Arizona Theatre Company’s Summer on Stage program where he designs and builds the scenery as well as teaches production classes.

Leah Taylor (Stage Manager) was Stage Manager for The Rogue Theatre’s Major Barbara, As I Lay Dying, Shipwrecked! An Entertainment, The New Electric Ballroom, and The Winter’s Tale and Assistant to the Stage Manager for The Decameron. She was Stage Manager for The Now Theatre’s The Pillowman, The Bald Soprano and Overruled. Other work includes shows with Winding Road Theatre Ensemble and Sacred Chicken Productions. Leah graduated from the University of Arizona in May 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Classics and Anthropology.

Leah Taylor (Stage Manager)
Susan Collinet, House Manager

Susan Collinet (House Manager) earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Creative Writing and English Literature from the University of Arizona in 2008. Decades before returning to college as a non-traditional student, Susan spent twenty years in amateur theater, mostly on the East coast, as well as in Brussels, Belgium in the American Theater of Brussels, and the Theatre de Chenois in Waterloo. She has worked in such positions as a volunteer bi-lingual guide in the Children’s Museum of Brussels, the Bursor of a Naturopathic Medical school in Tempe, Arizona, an entrepreneur with two “Susan’s of Scottsdale” hotel gift shops in Scottsdale, Arizona, and as the volunteer assistant Director of Development of the Arizona Aids Project in Phoenix. Susan continues to work on collections of poetry and non-fiction. Her writing has won awards from Sandscript Magazine, the John Hearst Poetry Contest, the Salem College for Women’s Center for Writing, and was published in a Norton Anthology of Student’s Writing. In addition to being House Manager, Susan acts as Volunteer Coordinator for the Rogue.

Christopher Johnson and  Marissa Garcia

Christopher Johnson and Marissa Garcia

Photo by Tim Fuller


Our Thanks

    Tim Fuller   
  Arizona Daily Star      
Chuck Graham
Tucson Weekly
Karen DeLay
Jesse Greenberg 
Jiang Wu
Shawn Burke
Brigitta Lee
Nanalee Raphael
Jenna Johnson
Nancy Reeder
Norma Davenport
Herb Stratford
Odaiko Sonora



Performance Schedule for Journey to the West

Location: The Rogue Theatre at The Historic Y, 300 East University Boulevard
Free off-street parking! Click here to see map and parking information.

Performance run time is 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one ten-minute intermission, and not including music preshow or post-show discussion.

Thursday, September 6, 2012, 7:30 pm DISCOUNT PREVIEW
Friday, September 7, 2012, 7:30 pm OPENING NIGHT
Saturday, September 8, 2012, 7:30pm
Sunday, September 9, 2012, 2:00 pm matinee

Thursday, September 13, 2012, 7:30 pm DISCOUNT THURSDAY
Friday, September 14, 2012, 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 15, 2012, 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 16, 2012, 2:00 pm matinee

Thursday, September 20, 2012, 7:30 pm DISCOUNT THURSDAY SOLD OUT
Friday, September 21, 2012, 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 22, 2012, 2:00 pm matinee
Saturday, September 22, 2012, 7:30 pm
Sunday,September 23, 2012, 2:00 pm matinee




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