Driscoll/Sleigh & Spencer/Colton
Ahabıs Wife

Snug Harbor Cultural Center
September 17-20

Creative Staff Direction & Choreography: Amy Spencer & Richard Colton
Visual Design: Ellen Driscoll
Text: Tom Sleigh Lighting
Design: Stephen Strawbridge
Set Design: Christine Jones
Costume Design: Clint E. B. Ramos
Sound Design: Christopher Walker

Ahabıs Wife: Rady Danson *
The Whale: Robert Langdon Lloyd
Young Ahab: David Sinaiko Young Ahabıs Wife: Jimena Galindo Bermejo
Harpooner: Tricia Brouk
First Mate: Eddie Buggie
Bucket Boy: Yoel Cassel
Woman with Fan: Maria de Lourdes Davila
The Look-Out: Joao Mauricio Carvalho

Production Staff
Stage Manager: Carol Avery*
Lighting Assistant: Mark OıMaley
Scenario Assistant: Chris Rowe
Project Administrator: Nancy Spencer Production Assistant: Shauna Kanter
Hair and Makeup: Steve Sellitto

*Appearing through the courtesy of Actorsı Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Ahabıs Wife or The Whale was developed in part, in a workshop at American Repertory Theater Institute for Advanced Theatre Training and Concord Academy Summer Stages

Special thanks to Concord Academy, Judy, and Ellen Dennis, Jan Geidt, and Kati Mitchell

ELLEN DRISCOLL has exhibited extensively since 1985, and has done sculpture, installation work, and both permanent and temporary public art works. Exhibitions include solo shows at Damon Brandt gallery, New York; the Whitney Museum of Art, the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, the Huntington Gallery at the Massachusetts College of Art, the High Museum in Atlanta, and the Glyptotek in Munich, Germany, among many others. Her work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of Art, and numerous other public and private collections.

TOM SLEIGH is the author of three highly acclaimed books of poetry, After One (Houghton Mifflin New Poetry Series, 1983) Walking (University of Chicago Press Phoenix Poetry Series, 1990), which was chosen by the New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of poetry of 1990-91, and The Chain, also published by the University of Chicago Press in March, 1996. The Chain was nominated for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize of the Academy of American Poets and The Nation Magazine, which honors the best book of poetry published during the year. He has just completed a fourth book, The Dreamhouse, to be published by Chicago in 1999. His most recent award is a three year Individual Writerıs Award from the Lila Wallace/Readerıs Digest Fund. He has also received grants form the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, where he is currently a Writing Committee member.

AMY SPENCER & RICHARD COLTON co-direct and choreograph for Spencer/Colton, a company dedicated to creating new work in collaboration with dancers, actors, and other artists. The Company has been presented by Dance Theater Workshop, Jacobıs Pillow, Dance Umbrella, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Harvard Summer Dance Performing Series, and American Repertory Theatre. They have choreographed or created movement for numerous productions at the American Repertory Theatre, Commonwealth Shakepeare Company, and Trinity Repertory Company, and have directed and choreographed an original performance piece for the A.R.T. Institute every year since 1989, including Ahabıs Wife. Ms. Spencer and Mr. Colton have been members of Twyla Tharp Dance, the Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Piloboul, and Mikhail Baryshnikovıs White Oak Dance Project. They direct the dance program at Concord Academy, where their annual training and performance workshop, Summer Stages, takes place and where Spencer/Colton is in residence. They are recent recipients of the Artistsı Grant in choreography from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.