CAST and TEAM of "Circle Mirror Transformation"
DAVID STRICKLAND * (Director) considers TNT his artistic home. At TNT, he directed The Big Meal, Fun Home, and “The Nora Plays,” a pairing of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House with Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2. Both productions opened in March 2020, but never played in rotating repertory. (No need to say why.) Other credits: A Year with Frog and Toad at Birmingham Children’s Theatre and Middletown at Theatre Downtown. David has assistant directed at many of the country’s finest theatres, including the Alliance, the Goodspeed Opera House, Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company, and the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Love to T. www.david-strickland.com. * David is an Associate Member of the STAGE DIRECTORS & CHOREOGRAPHERS SOCIETY, a national theatrical labor union.
NICOLE ROBERTS (Stage Manager) is honored to be a part of Circle Mirror Transformation. She has worked with TNT once before, as Lena in Hello from Bertha, one of the Tennessee Williams one-act plays presented in Farewell to Summer in 2014. From 2017-2020 she studied scenic design at Auburn University. In 2022, she worked as a photographer for Top Shelf Burlesque, The Lie Within Callie, and for herself! Thanks to David, Tam, Kelsey, Alan, Stephen, and Gracie for all their hard work!
KELSEY CRAWFORD (Theresa) received her BFA in Acting/Directing from the University of Montevallo. She is thrilled to be working with TNT on such a beautiful piece. A few favorite roles include Jenny in Mr. Burns: a post-electric play, Alicia in Small Mouth Sounds, Ginny in Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche, various roles in Standing on Ceremony, and Kate in Taming of the Shrew. Many thanks to David, Nicole, and the entire cast for the conversations and good times. Special thanks to Nick, family, and friends.
TAM DeBOLT (Marty) is not only thrilled that Terrific New Theatre is producing its first show in almost three years, but also scared out of her mind to be in the CAST of this one… instead of selling tickets in the lobby!! Tam has not been seen onstage since Fun Home (Alison), which she notes was ALSO with TNT, but way back in Jan./Feb. of 2019, so… yeah, it’s been a minute. Tam became the Executive Director of TNT in July 2016. Before that decision changed her life, Birmingham audiences will remember her onstage at Red Mountain Theatre, TNT, the Virginia Samford Theatre, Birmingham Children’s Theatre, and narrating with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.
ALAN LITSEY ** (James) is excited for this wonderful opportunity to join his friends at TNT. Alan has been a member of the Birmingham-Southern College theatre faculty since 1991. His interests include human rights theatre literature, acting, directing, playwriting, and martial arts. He served as President of the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC). His plays have been performed in the Southeast, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and Bulgaria. Alan and his wife Diane celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary in March of this year. They visit their two adult children when they are not working, Rosalind and Trevor, who live in Nashville and Minneapolis. They live with their two furry companions, Rosie and Nala. ** Alan is a member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States and is appearing under a Special Appearance Contract.
STEPHEN MANGINA (Schultz) is honored to be a part of this production at TNT and so happy to see TNT back at it! He was most recently seen as Williamson in Glengarry Glen Ross at Birmingham Festival Theatre. He was also part of TNT’s last production prior to the Covid shutdown, where he portrayed Torvald in A Doll’s House and A Doll’s House, Part 2. As always, he is grateful for the opportunity to explore characters and be a part of this wonderful community.
GRACIE MARBLE (Lauren) is a 9th Grade Theatre Arts major at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. This is Gracie’s third production with TNT, after previously being seen in The Big Meal (4th Grade) and Fun Home (5th Grade). Some of her favorite roles include Small Alison in Fun Home (performed on Sunday matinees), Beth Bradley in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, and Jane Rhode in Three Sisters. She would like to thank David Strickland for casting her and John Manzelli, her department chair at ASFA, for allowing her to do a show outside of school. She is thrilled to work with the TNT team again.