MANSON | family valUes

MANSON | family valUeS. Photo: Eric Weber (2003)

MANSON | family valUeS (2003). Photo: Eric Weber.

MANSON | family valUes
by Robin Davies & Brian Freeland as devised with The LIDA Project*

MANSON | family valUeS is based on the lives of Charles Manson and his followers during the events leading up to and following the ritual murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others during the summer of 1969. Created in the unique style of The LIDA Project, MANSON | family valUeS offers a bizarre and wickedly eerie look into ‘the Family’ that changed our definition of evil forever and spawned America’s first pop-culture media villain. Built from actual events and transcripts.

“MANSON | family valUeS” embodies the spirit of all that live theater should. It is bold, difficult and occasionally jaw-dropping.”
– John Moore,
The Denver Post

Production History
February 14 – March 22, 2003: BINDERY | space :: Denver, CO
April 18 – May 8, 2006: Camden People’s Theatre :: London, UK
May 30 – 31, 2006: The Bug Theatre:: Denver, CO
June 2,3, 9, & 10, 2006: The Vortex:: Austin, TX
June 7 – 8, 2006: Seven Stages:: Atlanta. GA

Best Theater Ensemble Work – Best of Westword, 2003

The Company
Direction: Robin Davies / Brian Freeland
Technical Director: James McElwee
Scenic Design: Jason Humphrey
Lighting Design: Anna R. Kaltenbach
Sound Design: Tyler Potts
Costume Design: Gina Penka
Video Design: Scott Kinnamon

Ensemble (2003)
Tamara Bradley, Jeannene Bragg, Jon Brown, Lindsay Gegenberg, Sarah Gibson, Jennifer Harris, Josh Hartwell, Elgin Kelley, Bartlett Meeks, Joseph A. Norton, Brandy Qualls, Jadelynn Stahl, Camilla Susser, & Guy Williams

Ensemble (2006)
Stacey Rae Allen, Nissa Almquist,Renee Morrison, Sophie Nimmannit, Julie Rada, Jadelynn Stahl, & Guy Williams


* Development collaborators: Tamara Bradley, Jeannene Bragg, Jon Brown, Sarah Gibson,‎ Anita Harkess, Jennifer Harris, Josh Hartwell, Anna R. Kaltenbach, Elgin Kelley, Joseph A. Norton, Brandy Qualls, Jadelynn Stahl, & Guy Williams

The Skriker

Mare Trevathan as The Skriker (2002). Photo by Brian Freeland

Mare Trevathan as The Skriker (2002). Photo by Brian Freeland.

The Skriker

by Caryl Churchill

Production History
August 30 – September 28, 2002: BINDERY | space :: Denver, CO

Best Experimental Theatre Production Out Front
Best Actor in an Experimental Role (Mare Trevathan) – Out Front
Ovation Award Nomination – Best Actress (Mare Trevathan) – The Denver Post
Best Actress in a Drama (Mare Trevathan) – Westword

The Company
Direction: Ian Tresselt
Stage Mangement: Anna Makman
Dramaturg: Jennifer French
Movement / Choreography: Robin Davies
Scenic Design: David Castellano
Costume Design: David Castellano
Mask Design: Kay Casperson / Robin Davies
Lighting Design: Jacob M. Welch
Sound Design:  Brian Freeland / Ian Tresselt
Producer: Brian Freeland

Ensemble (alphabetical order)
Green Lady / Jennie Greenteeth: Tamara Bradley
Woman with Kelpie / Hag / Grand Daughter: Kay Casperson
Josie: Emily Paton Davies
Nellie Longarms / Springgan: Robin Davies
Rawheadandbloodybones / Dark Fairy / Bogle: Valter Foschini
Girl with Telescope / Lost Girl / Great Great Grand Daughter: Anita Harkess
Black Annis / Dead Child: Misha Johnson
Lily: Megan Meek
Kelpie / Fair Fairy: Joseph A. Norton
Skriker: Mare Trevathan
Johnny Squarefoot / Brownie: Kevin Schreiber
Understudy for Lily: Kelley Wade
Man with Cloth and Bucket: Ken Witt

Alice 2.0

Kelley Wade in Alice (2001). Photo: Eric Weber

Kelley Wade (2001). Photo: Eric Weber

Alice 2.0
a devised work of The LIDA Project *
Concept, writing & script assemblage by Tami Canaday and Brian Freeland

Production History
August 9 – 13, 2002: Milagro Theatre :: New York City, NY
August 29, 2002: Denver Center for the Performing Arts :: Denver, CO

The Company
Direction: Brian Freeland
Concept, writing & script assemblage: Tami Canaday / Brian Freeland
Contributing Writer: Jeannene Bragg
Sound Design: Aaron Reardon
Costume Design: Tamara Bradley / Gina Penka

Jeannene Bragg
Robin Davies
Dane Torbenson
Brandy Qualls
Kelley Wade

*Alice 2.0 is a reimagined work based on The LIDA Project’s 2001 production of Alice. Original Alice development collaborators: Anne Angel, Todd Black, Jeannene Bragg, Tami Canaday, Robin Davies, Brian Freeland, Marie Gibbons, Nils Kiehn, Jim O’Leary, Tom Puckett, Brandy Qualls, Aaron Reardon, David Riley, Kelley Wade, Carrie Wyatt, & kryssi wyckoff martin



Our Town

Our Town (2001). Photo: Eric Weber

Sara Casperson & Brian E. Lewis in Our Town (2001). Photo: Eric Weber

Our Town
by Thornton Wilder

Production History
September 14 – October 20, 2001: BINDERY | space :: Denver, CO

The Company
Direction: Brian Freeland
Assistant Direction: kryssi wyckoff martin
Stage Management: Brandy Qualls
Movement / Choreography: Robin Davies
Scenic Design: Brian Freeland
Lighting Design: Brian Billings
Sound Design: Jeremiah Lyman Moore
Costume Design: Carrie Wyatt
Publicity: Melanie Mayner

David C. Riley: Stage Manager
Dane Torbenson: Dr. Gibbs
Nancy Flanagan: Mrs. Gibbs
Brian E. Lewis: George Gibbs
Alexandra Trow: Rebecca Gibbs
Brian Thompson: Mr. Webb
Karen Kargel: Mrs. Webb
Chandler Gibbons: Wally Webb
Sara Casperson: Emily Webb
Dan Mundell:Professor Willard
Kelley Wade: Mrs. Soames
Robin Davies: Constable Warren
Chris Hampton: Si Crowell/Joe Crowell, Jr.
James Christian Villarreal: Howie Newsome
Dell Domnik: Simon Stimson
Thomas O’Connor: Joe Stoddard
Cristofer Lix: Sam Craig
Josh Hicks: Baseball Player
Tamara Bradley: Chorus
Tami Canaday: Chorus
Haley Gibbons: Chorus
Carrie Wyatt: Chorus


Dress Her Like a Cowboy

Dress Her Like A Cowboy (1998).

Dress Her Like A Cowboy (1998)

Dress Her Like a Cowboy
a devised work of Tara M.E. Thompson & The LIDA Project *

Production History
February 6 – 28, 1998 : The LIDA Project Theatre :: Denver, CO

The Company
Direction: Tara M.E. Thompson
Sound Design: Jeremiah Lyman Moore
Scenic Design: Brian Freeland
Lighting Design: Tara M.E. Thompson
Costume Design: Catherine E. Worster
Properties Design: Catherine E. Worster & Brian E. Lewis
Video Design: Jeremiah Lyman Moore
Graphic Design: Rick Griffith

Marta Barnard: Savannah Raddison
Nils Ivan Swanson: Alexis Raddison
Donna Hickey Jackson: Katie Lee
Robert Miiller: Ricardo Swanson
Monica Schuster: Randi Candace
Kristi Meek: Jane Doe
Tamara Bradley: Ashley Burke

* Development collaborators:  Marta Barnard, Tamara Bradley, Brian Freeland, Donna Hickey Jackson, Kristi Meek, Robert Miiller, Jeremiah Lyman Moore, Monica Schuster, Nils Ivan Swanson, & Tara M.E. Thompson.