Shirley – Joanne Fayan
Costume Design – Ron Cesario
Scenic & Lighting Design – Max Ponticelli
Ron Cesario (Costume Designer) has designed over 80 productions in 13 years as 2nd Story’s Resident Costume Designer. Ron currently manages the Brown University Costume Shop. He spent 14 years at Trinity Rep, the last 10 as Costume Director. Other credits include designs for the Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center, Cape Cod Playhouse, Theater IV Virginia, Perishable Theater, Trinity Rep Conservatory, Rhode Island College and Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep. He was Costume Designer for Boozical: The Musical and was an original cast member. He designs stagewear for The Khris Francis Show and gowns for the fabulous Miss Ladiva Jonz. Ron has collaborated with Kym Moore on several Brown TAPS department shows including: Pippin, The Cook, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde and Hype Hero; as well as her off-Broadway production of Jomama Jones Radiate.
Joanne Fayan is an actor, educator, and director. She has previously performed at 2nd Story Theatre in Love, Loss and What I Wore, Other Desert Cities, August: Osage County, and The Exonerated. She is the Arts Department Head and theatre instructor at St. Andrew’s School (Barrington). She has appeared in various theaters in Rhode Island, South Carolina, Massachusetts, New York, and Washington, DC. She is the former Associate Artistic Director for All Childrens Theatre (Providence).
Mark Peckham’s is a Rhode Island based director, whose recent 2nd Story Theatre credits include: Educating Rita, I Hate Hamlet, And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little, Collected Stories, Eleemosynary, Becky’s New Car, Dancing at Lughnasa and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
Max Ponticelli serves as 2nd Story Theatre’s Producing Director and has been on staff since 2009. He holds a BFA in Dramatic Arts from URI and is a part-time faculty member at Clark University. Recently, Max been adding more “designer” credits to his resume: lighting for Prelude to a Kiss, Freud’s Last Session and Trip to Bountiful; sound for Enron (Motif Award, Best Sound Design), scenic design for Seascape and Murder at the Howard Johnson’s; and production design for Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Tuesdays with Morrie, and Love, Loss & What I Wore. He occasionally works regionally with, most recently, Bridgewater State University, The Wilbury Theatre Group, and Trinity Rep.