THE DIFFICULTY OF CROSSING A FIELD  Composer: David Lang Libretto: Mac Wellman   Director/Production Designer: Luke Leonard    Images from the 2010 production presented by The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre & Dance    Nominated for eight 2010 Austin Critics' Table Awards including "Best Opera," and ranked No. 4 on Austin Chronicle's "Top Ten Theatrical Wonders of 2010" (Austin Chronicle).    April 23, 24, 28, 29, 30 & May 1 at 8:00 PM   April 25 & May 1, 2 at 2:00 PM   B. Iden Payne Theatre    Music Director: Lyn Koenning Scene Design: Sonja Rainey   Costume Design: Alison Heryer   Lighting Design: Lih-Hwa Yu   Sound Design: Billy Henry   Stage Manager: Beth McCurdy   Technical Director: Tramaine Berryhill   Dramaturgs: Samantha Accetulli and M'bewe Escobar   Choreographer: Alvin J Rangel   Assistant Director: Joey le Page   Movement Advisor: Natasha Davison   Voice and Text Consultant: Barney Hammond   Voice and Text Coach: Melissa Recalde    Cast: Jennifer Adams, Morgan Beckford, Hallie Chaney, Gabriel Jason Dean, Michelle Flanagan, Julia Gytri, Glen Hall, Jenn Hartmann, John Hazlewood, Haley Hussey, Joey le Page, Stephen Naimoli, Bethany Renfro, Thomas Roduta, Chrissy Shackelford, Ben Schave, Daniel Sullivan, Travis Tate, Zach Ullah, Sarah Walker    String Quartet:   Amy Harris – Violin I   Kevin Mendoza – Violin II   Julie Keller – Viola   Douglas Machiz – Cello
   BUM PHILLIPS: ALL-AMERICAN OPERA    By Monk Parrots (New York)   Music by Peter Stopschinski    Libretto by Kirk Lynn   Direction and Production Design by Luke Leonard Photos by Corey Torpie Photography All rights reserved, Copyright 2014   "a tour de force...undoubtedly - a fine evening's entertainment." - New York Times   "This is not your typical night at the opera...unique, audacious, quirky, a proud underdog striving to succeed on its own terms." - USA Today Sports    "The opera world would be wise to take notice of Bum Phillips. It's exactly that kind of opera that can build bridges to non-traditional audiences." - Maxamoo    "You're in for a treat 'cause there's a lot of talent on view in this production...The music by composer Peter Stopschinski is's bound for even bigger venues and accolades." - The Artsy Voyager    This world premiere opera celebrates the improbable life of Bum Phillips, a National Football League legend and American icon. Inspired by Phillips' motivational skills and homespun principles, this epic portrait of Bum Phillips pushes the boundaries of where and for whom opera is staged. This new work from Monk Parrots features composition from Peter Stopschinski and a libretto by Kirk Lynn, both members of the award-winning theatre collective Rude Mechanicals.    Production History  Texas Premiere September 24, 2015 The Stafford Centre, Stafford, TX, 2015  World Premiere March 12-30, 2014 La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, New York
   WELCOME TO THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA  Written by LUKE LANDRIC LEONARD   Music by PETER STOPSCHINSKI   Lyrics by KATIE PEARL and LUKE LANDRIC LEONARD    Directed by LUKE LANDRIC LEONARD Photos by Maria Baranova Copyright 2015   Description   A mock musical comedy set in Dhahran, the play takes a look at the lives of U.S. expats searching for the American dream in a foreign land.   Production History   59E59 Theaters   OCT 8, 2015 - OCT 25, 2015   Press    "an extraordinary surrealistic theatrical production...a virtuoso use of humor" - Alan Miller,  A Seat on the Aisle   "an off-putting piece if ever there was one...bizzare" - New York Times   With JESSIE DEAN, RUTHY FROCH, JOHN GASPER, JOEY LEPAGE, CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL MCLAMB*, SARAH GRACE SANDERS, JOHN SMILEY*    *Actors appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association    Light Design by Eric Nightingale   Costume Design by Alison Heryer   Sound Design by John Gasper   Make up Design by Mariah Ilardi-Lowy   Prop Design by Alexandra Ilardi-Lowy   Set Design by Julien Gardair
  AFTER AN EARLIER INCIDENT: A Dyschronic Romeo & Juliet  Performance by Monk Parrots Adapted from a text by David Todd Concept, Direction and Production Design by Luke Leonard Photos by Emily Boland Courtesy of Monk Parrots Copyright 2013  La MaMa Experimental Theater Club in association with Monk Parrots present AFTER AN EARLIER INCIDENT: A Dyschronic Romeo & Juliet March 8-17, 2013 The Club at La MaMa 74 East 4th Street New York, NY 10003  Featuring: Jessie Dean, April Evans, John Harmon, Morgan Hooper, Michael Howell, Mariah Ilardi-Lowy, and Joey LePage  Co-Designed by Marie Yokoyama Costume Design by Alison Heryer Associate Director Joey LePage Sound Design by Michael Howell Stage Managed by Sheree V. Campbell Assistant Stage Manager Mariah Ilardi-Lowy Properties Design by Allee Ilardi-Lowy
   HERE I GO    Performance by Monk Parrots   Conceived and Directed by Luke Leonard   Text by David Todd Photos by Corey Torpie All rights reserved, Copyright 2012 Courtesy of Monk Parrots   Description   A sixtysomething widow and country-music fan whips up a pudding and contemplates suicide in a quirky new play by David Todd, conceived and directed by Luke Leonard for his Monk Parrots company.   Production History      August 29-31, 2012   La MaMa Spoleto Open  A Special Event of Festival dei Due Mondi   Cantiere Oberdan, Spoleto, Italy   Supported by Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Offucina Eclectic Arts, La MaMa Umbria International, La MaMa ETC, A.R.T.-New York, MFTA, 59E59 Theaters, Monk Parrots patrons, and Brian and Karen Lowy     May 22-June 3, 2012   59E59 Theaters, Studio C  Supported by La MaMa E.T.C., Materials for the Arts, Mountain View Studios, 59E59 Theaters    With MICHAEL HOWELL, MARIAH ILARDI-LOWY, GATES LEONARD, NATALIE LEONARD, JULIE NELSON and JESSICA POHLMAN    Associate Director: Shaun Patrick Tubbs   Lighting Designer: Eric Nightengale   Costume Designer: Jennifer Skura   Sound Designer: Michael Howell   Props Designer: Allee Lowy
  GAY RODEO BY-LAWS (GRBL)  Performance by Monk Parrots Concept, Stage Direction, and Production Design by Luke Leonard Music by Samuel Andreyev Photos by Corey Torpie. Courtesy of Monk Parrots. All rights reserved. Copyright 2011.  Featuring: Nathan Baer, John Harmon, Eric Hunt, Mariah Ilardi-Lowy, Gates Leonard, Natalie Leonard, Joey Lepage, Clark Loeffler, Jessica Pohlman, Greg Skura, and Jennifer Skura.  "The Grand Entry" Choreography by Elise Knudson Video ("Morning Flexion" and "Shoebox Shuffle") by Dane Hurt Michael Jackson scenic drop by Jennifer Skura Costumes by Jennifer Skura, Luke Leonard, and Annalisa Loeffler Stage Manager and Follow Spot Operator Catherine Giametta Gala Coordinator Jessica Pohlman  GRBL Performance and Gala Supported by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Capstone Equities Materials for the Arts Adelman Katz & Mond LLP Throckmorton Fine Art Corey Torpie Photography Chorus Vineyards Rossetta Wines Prive Elie Tahari Nightmare Haunted House Moet Champagne