LAND AND SEA: A Sea Change Program
A SEA CHANGE: A Senior Thesis by Director/Designer Jake Teall
A SEA CHANGE is the culmination of my time at Georgetown. As a Senior Thesis Project, the development of this show represents the swell of the wave that has been my time in the Theater and Performance Studies Program — a whirlpool of Shakespeare, adaptation, interactivity, comedy, and devised theater. It is also a physical solution of the projects that have carried me up to this point in my journey; can you spot the references?
Writing this show has been a tumultuous process as new work development is a tempest. However, in an era of reboots, revivals, and restagings, I hope that this show can serve as a beacon for another route. I hope this show reinvigorates a sense of play. I hope it reminds us that growth and discomfort are inextricably linked.
Beyond all of this, this piece is an assemblage of people: mentors who have challenged me, peers who have inspired me, and loved ones who have supported me. This show rests upon the backs of too many people to name. I am eternally grateful to the gorgeous coral reef of humans with whom I share this life.
During my freshman year (800 years ago), I bought a dumb dorm decoration from Target that said “Ride the Wave” because I needed something to cover my bare walls. Little did I know it would develop into quite the maxim for me. As you ride the waves of this show, I hope it can serve as a reminder to ride the waves of life. Every drop of water is important in the cycle; without the trough, there is no crest. Alright, alright, alright – Jake Teall: Designer/Director
Allie Gaudion- Ensemble. Allie is a freshman and is from Atlanta, GA originally. Allie is making her Georgetown acting debut in this thesis and she could not be more excited! Previously at Georgetown, she assistant directed the Nomadic Theatre Production of RENT. Her recent acting experience includes Benny in Guys and Dolls and Kratnoff in High School Musical. She would like to thank her friends and family for supporting her throughout this process and she hopes this show brings some joy despite the dreary mid-February blues.
Anna Dewey- Ensemble. Anna is a first-year in the College from Oklahoma City. This fall, she played Zetta in Dog Act, a Narrator in A Christmas Carol, and is thrilled to be a part of this collaborative, exciting, and unorthodox production! She hopes you all have just as much fun participating in this experience as the cast and crew have had creating it.
Peter Sukstorf- Ensemble. Peter is a freshman from Omaha Nebraska studying STIA and minoring in Theater and Performance Studies. At Georgetown, he has been involved with A Christmas Carol and Miscast and is a member of the grilling society, club ultimate frisbee, outdoor education, and the caravel. He is thrilled to be a part of this show, and to be able to spend time with the cast, director, techs, and everyone who comes to see it!
Sasha Sebag-Montefiore- Ensemble. Sasha is a sophomore in the College with the aspiration to study English and Film. Although he did not take part in theater in his freshman year, it has always been his passion and he has plunged himself headfirst into acting at Georgetown in his second year with performances in Shakespeare’s comedy Love’s, Labour’s, Lost as the flamboyant Spaniard Don Adriano de Armado, and a cameo as the turkey in A Christmas Carol. He is so excited to perform A Sea Change into which he and all the cast have invested a lot of energy and enjoyment.
Scott Burke- Ensemble. Scott Burke is a freshman in the College studying Physics and English. Thus far at Georgetown, Scott has played Berowne in Mask and Bauble’s production of Love’s Labour’s Lost and directed A Christmas Carol for Georgetown’s tree lighting ceremony. His love of Shakespeare initially drew him to this show but has learned much from all members of the production. He would like to thank the show’s director, Jake Teall, for sharing his artistic vision and creating an environment of collaboration and creativity in the creation of this experimental piece of theatre.
Seoyun Yoo- Sound Board Operator. Seoyun is a junior in the College studying Sociology and Psychology. Her interest in theater began to increase back when she was in Korea. The excitement she had felt from watching the performances as a member of the audience naturally led her to grow curious about what happens backstage. She now wishes to deliver the fascinating emotions she once had felt to the audience as a member of the crew.
Esmanur Sensoy- Deck Crew. Esmanur is ready for action as the run crew! She is excited to be a part of such a creative environment and can’t wait to assist in making some magic happen behind the scenes.
Shruti S.- Wardrobe Assistant. Shruti is a first-year MBA student at McDonough-class of 2024 and grew up in India. She is excited to be a part of the run crew to help with wardrobe support. She has a passion for art, music, and dance forms and looks forward to supporting the crew members and getting to know more about performing arts in the process.
Miranda Fair- Wardrobe Supervisor/Costume Designer. Miranda is a sophomore in the College studying political economy and the Costume Designer for A Sea Change. She has thoroughly enjoyed working with the cast and crew on this unique project and seeing the final vision come to life!
Sofia Ortiz-Penzol- Lighting Designer/Light Board Operator. Sofia is a junior in the College studying English Literature. She is very excited for her first shows at Georgetown and is so glad they are two productions this wonderful and fun. Very happy and thankful to be a part of these productions!
Dorothy Barnes-Driggers – Costume Shop Manager. Dorothy Barnes-Driggers is a costume designer, technician, and educator. Currently, the costume shop manager at Georgetown University, Dorothy teaches classes on sustainability and costume practicum. Her past design credits include Dog Act for Georgetown University, Snow day for Arts on the Horizon, Mary Poppins at Central Piedmont Summer Theatre, and Madeline’s War at the Volks Theatre in Vienna, Austria. Dorothy has been featured by vogue.com for her bespoke wedding dress design and creation. Beyond her work in design and education, Dorothy has worked as a costume technician at The Washington National Opera, Folger Theatre, The University of Maryland, and The Santa Fe Opera.
We would like to acknowledge that the land that our host is on today, is the traditional homelands of the Nanticoke Piscataway people. While we are here, we encourage you to think about these questions created by Dakota artist, Angela Two Stars, and Navajo theatre artist, Rhiana Yazzie. What is your intent being on this land and in this community? How will you use the new resources you gain by being here? How will you replace the things that you take from here? How will you carry the knowledge of the native people — present, past, future — into the work that you do? And finally, how will you increase indigenous power?
SCENE SHOP STAFF
COSTUME SHOP MANAGER
COSTUME SHOP STAFF
Avery Van Natta
Natalie Price- Fudge
SOUND BOARD OPERATOR
DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION
Natsu Onoda Power
Maya E. Roth
THEATER AND PERFORMANCE STUDIES PROGRAM DIRECTOR