July 13 – Aug. 7
Animals Out Of Paper
By Rajiv Joseph
Cornelio Aguilera, Faizan Basheer, and Nicole Jeannine Smith
Originally commissioned by Second Stage Theatre, as part of the Time Warner Commissioning Program, and produced by Second Stage Theatre, New York, 2008, Carole Rothman, Artistic Director.
Animals Out of Paper is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc, New York.
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Ilana – Nicole Jeannine Smith
Andy – Cornelio Aguilera
Suresh – Faizan Basheer
CORNELIO “COKY” AGUILERA [he/him] (Friar Lawrence) Having studied as an Acting Specialist at UW Madison, Coky moved to the Tampa area and has been working professionally with the following companies since 2012: Stageworks Theatre, A Simple Theatre, The Tampa Repertory Theatre, St. Petersburg Opera Company, RQL Productions, Your Real Stories Theatre, Jobsite, and The ThruLine Company. Coky also organizes the “Dreamer’s Teatro Crew,” a bilingual, theatrical group out of Dade City, in collaboration with the Farmworkers Self-Help Organization. It is his honor to be working with Outcast Theatre Collective since its inception.
Born and raised in Houston, Texas. FAIZAN BASHEER [he/him] (Suresh) is an Indian American Actor excited for his debut at Jobsite Theater. After graduating from the University of Houston with a business degree and working in Corporate America, Faizan needed a creative outlet to explore and express himself to the world. Having moved to Tampa, Faizan has been training at Green Light Cinema under Eugenie Bondurant in St, Petersburg. Some of his interests include playing basketball, working out, writing, and being out in nature.
NICOLE JEANNINE SMITH [she/her] (Ilana) is an independent theatre artist who has recently returned to Tampa, FL after pursuing an MFA in Acting at West Virginia University. Previously, she spent a few years traveling between Tampa and Cincinnati pursuing acting opportunities. In the Spring of 2017 and 2018, Nicole served as the Assistant Producer for the first two years of the Tampa International Fringe Festival. She has spent the majority of her professional acting career working in theatres across the Tampa Bay Area after graduating from the University of South Florida with a BA in Theatre Arts in 2006. Some of her favorite roles in Florida include Marmaduke Bonthrop Shelmerdine Esquire/Ensemble in Jobsite Theater’s Orlando, Bessie in Urbanite Theatre’s production of The Drowning Girls, and Agnes in Stageworks Theatre’s”The Divine Sister. In 2014, Nicole won a Creative Loafing “Best of the Bay” award for her solo performance of 4.48 Psychosis directed by Giles Davies at Jobsite. She also proudly serves as an Artistic Associate for Jobsite Theater. Visit her at www.nicolejeanninesmith.com
TATIANA BACCARI [she/they] (Director) is a Jewish, queer, chronically-ill director, producer and serves as artistic director of Experimental Bitch. They are thrilled to be working with Jobsite again! Previous Jobsite credits include Othello (Desdemona) and Cloud 9 (Edward/Betty). Tatiana recently assisted Pirronne Yousefzadeh on Vietgone by Qui Nguyen (Geva Theatre Center). NYC directing credits include PETRIFIED by Emma Goldman-Sherman (New Circle Theater/The Chain), HVMLET (SheNYC Fest/The Connelly Theater), Trash Lord: Domestication by Sophia Heinecke (Performance Project @ University Settlement) and Macbeth (No Name Collective/Brooklyn Navy Yard). Upcoming: New Works Now (Northern Stage, Line Producer). BFA: NYU Tisch. John Wells MFA Directing Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University (Class of 2025) www.TatianaBaccari.com
TEAH BANKS [she/her] (Stage Manager/Props) has been a happy member of the Jobsite family since Spring 2017, when she joined as an intern. She has since worked several Jobsite shows, including: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Constellations, Dancing at Lughnasa, as well as running the matinee’s for Othello and The Tempest. . She would like to thank David, Newt, Ned, her mother Kelly, and step-father Tom for being so supportive and awesome.
JEREMY DOUGLASS [he/him] (Sound) is a pianist, professional live mannequin, and leader of acclaimed megasuperband the Florida Björkestra. He’s been hailed as “punctual” and “inevitable”. His recent past sees him as music director for Jobsite Theater’s productions of LIZZIE: A Killer Rock Musical, The Threepenny Opera, Hedwig And The Angry Inch, and Shockheaded Peter. He’s composed original music for Jobsite’s productions of The Thanksgiving Play, Hedda, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised], Othello, The Tempest, Meteor Shower, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shockheaded Peter, Romeo & Juliet, and with Björkestra cellist Tom Kersey co-wrote an original score for Jobsite’s Edgar & Emily. As founder of the Florida Bjorkestra, he’s brought to the stage the music of pop pioneers like Bjork and David Bowie (and also a musical from Buffy the Vampire Slayer) with his 24-piece ensemble of Tampa Bay area musical geniuses.
JO AVERILL-SNELL [she/her] (Lighting Design) is delighted to light A Clockwork Orange Audience members may have previously seen her lighting designs here at the Straz in Little Shop of Horrors, A Clockwork Orange, Romeo & Juliet, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Dr. Ride’s American Beach House, Shockheaded Peter, Henry V, Hand to God, Always … Patsy Cline, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus, SHOUT! The Mod Musical, A Tuna Christmas, or at StageWorks, Tampa Rep, freeFall, or Urbanite Theatre.
KATRINA STEVENSON [she/her] (Costumes) most recently appeared onstage with Jobsite Theater in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Giri), Hand to God (Margery), Romeo and Juliet (Tybalt), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck), and in the air in Shockheaded Peter. Other memorable Jobsite performances include Edgar and Emily (Emily Dickinson), Orlando (Orlando), The Maids (Claire), Dancing at Lughnasa (Maggie), and The Tempest (Ariel). She has also been seen at Stageworks in Murder on the Orient Express (Greta), The Great Gatsby (Myrtle) and Psycho Beach Party (Marvel Ann), and at American Stage in Intimate Apparel (Mrs. Van Buren) and It’s a Wonderful Life (Lana Sherwood). Katrina holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Florida and a BA in Theatre Arts from the University of Northern Colorado. When not at the theater, Katrina loves flying on aerial silks and running after her dogs, Tink and Sherlock.
TEA ROBERTS [she/her] (Scenic Artist) is excited to be working with Jobsite, and has worked in various theatres as a scenic artist for the last two years. She would like to send a big thanks to Scott Cooper for starting her on the right path in the theatre world, to Rebekah Lazaridis for all of her wonderful mentorship and painting prowess, and her endlessly supportive partner Hannah Langevin.
BRIAN M. SMALLHEER [he/him] (Set Design, Technical Director) received his education from Harrison Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, Polk Community College (Visual Arts), and University of South Florida (Theatre Design). He has been an Artistic Associate and designer for Jobsite since 1999. As a designer for Jobsite, his work has received two Best of the Bay awards; Best Lighting Design for Einstein’s Dreams (2011) and Best Local Set Designer (2014). He also received Broadway World’s Best Set Design for Time Stands Still and Return to the Forbidden Planet. Other select design credits include SHOCKHEADED PETER, Henry V, Hand to God, DOUBT: A Parable, A Skull in Connemara, LIZZIE, Lebensraum, Annapurna, Orlando, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Mindgame, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, boom!, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The March of the Kitefliers, Gorey Stories, subUrbia and Dracula. In what little spare time he has, Smallheer pursues his passion for visual arts by doing photography and painting. More info at his website bms-designs.com.
JENA RASHID [she/her] (Producing and Engagement Apprentice) graduated from the University of Central Florida with a BA in Theater Studies and a minor in music. Her career, so far, has consisted of working as a stage manager, director, playwright, actor and other roles through her schooling. Her favorite performance credits include Jessica Jewels in in The Butler Did It! for the Orlando Fringe and Understudying Rani in America in One Room at Florida Studio Theater. In her final semester of college she was an intern at the Orlando Shakes as a New Play Development intern and most recently she completed a year-long internship at Florida Studio Theater as a Literary intern. In addition, Jena still writes plays when she can and her works can be found on the NewPlayExchange.org.
DAVID M. JENKINS [he/him] (Producing Artistic Director) is a co-founder of Jobsite. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication (Performance Studies) from the University of South Florida, an M.F.A. in Acting from the University of Florida, and a B.A. in Theater Performance, also from USF. He has additionally studied with Moscow State University, the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS) and the San Francisco Mime Troupe. In addition to his full-time work for Jobsite, David teaches interdisciplinary coursework in the Judy Genshaft Honors College at USF. Recent directing credits: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Romeo & Juliet, Shockheaded Peter, Henry V, Hand to God, and Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 for Jobsite; Little Shop of Horrors, Always … Patsy Cline, and A Tuna Christmas for the Straz Center; The Aliens for Stageworks Theatre. He has been on stage in recent years in DOUBT: A Parable (Father Flynn), The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] (himself), 1984 (O’Brien), Cloud Nine (Betty/Edward), A Skull in Connemara (Tom Hanlon), and Time Stands Still (James). Creative Loafing Best of the Bay Awards: Best Stage Director (2020, 2019, 2014), Best Artistic Director (2013, 2008, 2006). Theatre Tampa Bay Awards: Outstanding Director (2017), Outstanding Featured Actor (2017), Outstanding Sound Design (2011), BroadwayWorld Regional Awards: Best Actor (2015), Best Director of a Musical (2014). David has published articles in the scholarly journals Text & Performance Quarterly, Liminalities, and Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. He lives in Tampa Heights in a neat old house with his rad wife and a mess of critters.
Everyone at Straz Center for their belief in our vision and their unyielding support. Jobsite’s board of directors and our mighty ensemble – for keeping this ship afloat. All of our fantastic season sponsors who are helping us realize our dreams. Most importantly, thanks to YOU for joining us here tonight.
Technical Director – Brian Smallheer
Intimacy Coach – Brianna McVaugh
Stage Manager and Properties – Teah Banks
Stage Management Apprentice – Nicole Crandall
Assistant Lighting Designer – Connor Averill-Snell
James Swallow – Master Electrician
Percy Hartley – Stage Electrician
Scenic Artist – Tea Roberts
Promotional Photos – Ned Averill-Snell
Videography – Sickles High School TV
Online Producer – Shawn Paonessa
Producing and Engagement Apprentice – Jena Rashid
Jobsite Producing Artistic Director – David M. Jenkins
Jobsite Theater’s Artistic Core
Amy E. Gray
David M. Jenkins
Michael C. McGreevy
Paul J. Potenza
Brian M. Smallheer
Nicole Jeannine Smith
Jobsite Theater Board of Directors
Margaret Marchak, board chair
Autumn Bonsall, fundraising chair
David M. Jenkins
Randini Meyer, board vice-chair
Lauren Parker, fundraising vice-chair
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