American Players Theatre
5950 Golf Course Road
P.O. Box 819
Spring Green, WI 53588
Box Office: 608-588-2361
Miss seeing your favorite APT faces during the off-season?
Here's what the core acting company is up to this winter.
I have two upcoming projects with Spring Green's own Two Crows Theatre Company. I'll be acting in The How and the Why by Sarah Treem alongside Brenda DeVita, directed by Laura Rook in January 2020, and directing The Aliens by Annie Baker in March/April 2020. I also continue to work at Gundersen Health Services in La Crosse as a leadership training facilitator.
I'll be working on Every Brilliant Thing, a one-actor show at Forward Theater Company January 23 - February 9. And then I'll be running around the state working with students in their classrooms doing workshops. In April, I'll return to Fox Lake Prison in April for APT’s third collaboration with the Prison Ministry Project.
We're currently working on A Doll's House, Part 2, which opens later this month! Then I'll be playing Hercule Poirot in Murder on the Orient Express at the Asolo Theater in Sarasota Florida. (Dec - early March). And I'm premiering a new play at First Stage Children’s Theater in the spring, based on the life of Alexandra Flynn Scott. Working title: Alex and The Amazing Lemonade Stand.
I'm understudying Jimmy in A Doll's House, Part 2 right now and trying to get all the bike maintenance done while it's still warm enough to hold an allen wrench (unheated garage and whatnot). Then I'm directing As You Like It at Middleton High School, which is both exciting and terrifying because, for a popular play, it is surprisingly tricky to navigate. I'll also be playing a few gigs with my band (The Pan-Demics), including a New Year's Eve spectacular at The Shed! As you can tell, I'm mostly just living my best life. Don't even get me started on the home improvement projects! If I'm not in the sauna, I'm probably tinkering on something...
Playing the role of Joe in The Song of Summer by Lauren Yee at Mixed Blood Theatre in November. From Feb-May 2020 I'll be working on a co-production of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express adapted by Ken Ludwig, first at Indiana Repertory Theatre, and then to Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park. I'll be playing the role of Bouc.
I’ll be performing Nora in A Doll's House, Part 2 in October and November. Then I’m slated to perform a one person show at Two Crows Theatre; it’s a show I wrote called A Christmas Haunting, and it’s loosely based on a Dickens’ story called The Haunted Man. That’s what I know so far.
Brian spent his summer of ‘19 preparing for and performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in a play that his wife, Marie Kohler wrote, entitled 'Boswell.' This winter he will be traveling to Washington DC to be featured as Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor at The Folger. Aaron Posner will be directing and Devon Painter, a long time costume designer at APT, will be doing the costumes. The dates are: Preview, 1/14/20, Open, 1/21/20, Close 3/1/20. SEE YOU AT APT IN 2020!!
I'm directing Colleen Madden's adaptation of A Christmas Carol for Children's Theater of Madison in December. And then on January 19, I'll be in Beyond the Score at Madison Symphony with Colleen Madden, Sarah Day and Marcus Truschinski. I’m also directing Down the Road by Lee Blessing for Two Crows in February. The cast is Melisa Pereyra, Jeb Burris and Rob Doyle.
I will be directing Colleen in A Christmas Haunting at Two Crows Theatre to start. Then, I will be performing at the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s Beyond the Score. Followed by Captain Hook at Children's Theater of Madison in Peter Pan. And to finish up a busy winter, I will be acting in The Aliens at Two Crows in the Spring!