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American Voices
Directed by Thomas J. Cox & Byrne Piven
April 5, 2001 – May 13, 2001

New Adaptations of Stories: A Clean-Well Lighted Place, Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway, Cathedral by Raymond Carver, The Gilded Six-Bits by Zora Neale Hurston, What Denny Brown Didn’t Know At Age Fifteen by Elizabeth Gilbert and Jaguar Jesus  by Warren Leight.


Paul Dunckel:
Fred Brown / Jaguar Jesus / Otis / Young Waiter / Robert

Jake Mailey*:
Mr. Kalesky / Shopkeeper / Old Man / Man

James Vincent Meredith*:
Joe / Old Waiter / Man

Chavez Ravine:
Missie May / Waitress

Marcia Reinhard:
Mrs. Brown / Joe’s Mother / Wife

Christina Thodos: Mrs. Kalesky / Jig
Duke Doyle:
Denny Brown

Hakeem Hunter:
Peter Kalesky

Daliya Karnofsky:
Paulette Kalesky

Jeffrey Neuberger:
Russell Kalesky

Benjamin Silverstein:
Russell Kalesky

* member Actor's Equity Association


Production Manager:
Jennifer Sultz
Production Stage Manager:
Elizabeth Grantner
Production Assistants:
Brenda Durham & Chris Szymanski
Set Designer:
John Dalton
Set Construction:
Michael Freeburg
Lighting Designer:
Andrew Meyers
Sound Designer:
Joseph Fosco
Costume & Prop Design:
Jennifer Green / Jennifer Sultz
David Boykin
Graphic Designer:
Chris Tzoubris
Lorry Robin / Bob Tanner



“Artfully staged and stunningly performed” - Chicago Sun-Times

“Palpable craft and inspiration” – Chicago Tribune

“Uncommonly rewarding” – Pioneer Press