Dracula

By Steven Dietz

Directed by David M. Jenkins

Oct. 21 – Nov. 13, 2022

Preview Performances: Oct. 19 – 20

Jaeb Theater, Straz Center

As Count Dracula begins to exert his will upon the residents of London, they try to piece together the clues of his appearances—in a valiant attempt to save themselves from a hideous fate. This adaptation of Dracula brings audiences along for a thrilling trek interspersed with daring special effects and the humor inherent to humans in crisis. Sleek, sexy, and oozing with neo-Victorian flair, Dracula is sure to be an experience full of suspense, seduction, and spectacle.

In 1890, Bram Stoker, manager of London’s Lyceum Theater, began writing notes for a novel he planned to title The Un-Dead. Seven years later, the fruits of his labor transformed into his single literary success. Now, 125 years after its first publication, Dracula still surfaces before the bloodthirsty public through films and stage adaptations.

Dracula is not merely a battle between good and evil; this story depicts something much more complex. The audience witnesses a society overtaken by unexpected darkness that strikes even the purest of hearts — and therein lies the horror. Driven by uncontrollable passion and unsolved mysteries that even science can’t explain, the characters journey into the unpredictable future to find answers. Dietz brings the audience along for a frightening trek interspersed with daring special effects and the inherent humor of human nature in crisis.

About The Playwright

Steven Dietz is a playwright and director whose work has been staged throughout the United States at such theaters as The Old Globe, Actors Theater of Louisville and the Kennedy Center. His award-winning play God’s Country has been produced worldwide to critical acclaim. Dietz has also been awarded the PAN USA Award in Drama, the Outer Critic’s Circle Nominations and the Drama-Logue Award for Lonely Planet, which has been produced off-Broadway and at numerous theaters around the country. Dietz’s other plays include Handing Down the Names, Trust, Halcyon Days, Ten November, Foolin’ Around With Infinity, More Fun Than Bowling, Private Eyes, Still Life With Iris and The Nina Variations.

Noa Friedman and Giles Davies in Jobsite's Dracula. (Photo courtesy Pritchard Photography)
Noa Friedman and Giles Davies in Jobsite's Dracula. (Photo: Pritchard Photography)

Production History

Dracula was a Straz/Jobsite co-production from Oct. 31 – Nov. 24, 2001 that set records for the space that stood for 15 years! It was also the beginning of what evolved into our residency two years later. Jobsite is excited to get another crack at this title 21 years later, now in the much larger Jaeb Theater.

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Cast & Crew

  • David M. Jenkins – Director
  • Brian M. Smallheer – Technical Director
  • Nicole Jeannine Smith – Stage Manager

Cast

  • Giles Davies – Dracula
  • Logan Franke – Ensemble & Understudy
  • Noa Friedman – Mina
  • Pauline Lara – Ensemble & Understudy
  • Daniel Lennox, Jr. – Seward
  • Paul J. Potenza – Renfield
  • Newt Rametta – Harker
  • Jared Sellick – Ensemble & Understudy
  • Katrina Stevenson – Van Helsing
  • Kayla Witoshynsky – Lucy

Crew

  • Haley Agan – Technical Apprentice
  • Connor Averill-Snell – Technical Apprentice
  • Jo Averill-Snell – Lighting Designer
  • Teah Banks – Properties
  • Jeremy Douglass – Sound Designer
  • David M. Jenkins – Producing Artistic Director
  • Percy Hartley – Technical Apprentice
  • Jake Landherr – Technical Apprentice
  • Jena Rashid – Producing and Engagement Apprentice
  • Tea Roberts – Scenic Artist
  • Brian M. Smallheer – Scenic Designer
  • Katrina Stevenson – Costume Designer

2001 Cast & Crew

  • David M. Jenkins – Director
  • Amanda Schreiber – Stage Manager

Cast

  • Caitlin Eason – Vixen / Maid / Asylum Attendant
  • Jason Evans – Harker
  • Ryan McCarthy – Dr. Seward
  • Paul J. Potenza – Renfield
  • Ami Sallee – Lucy
  • Grace Santos Feeney – Vixen / Maid / Asylum Attendant
  • Brian Shea – Dracula
  • John Snell – Van Helsing
  • Kevin Spooner – Renfield’s Attendant
  • Katrina Stevenson – Mina

Crew

  • Dickie Corley – Lighting Designer
  • Catherine Hagner – Assistant Director
  • Chris Holcom – Special Effects Designer
  • Joy Platt – Costume Designer
  • Brian M. Smallheer – Scenic Designer

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