Sweat

Meet the Cast

Inga Ballard*
Inga Ballard*
Cynthia

Inga Ballard’s recent credits include Baneatta in “Chicken & Biscuits” at Crossroads Theatre Company, and Marvelous in “Familiar” at the Wooly Mammoth Theatre. Additional credits include the 1st and 2nd National Tour of “Ragtime” as Sarah’s Friend. Inga has performed regionally in multiple productions of “Hairspray” as Motor Mouth Maybelle. Those theatres include Sacramento Music Circus, Norths Shore Music Theatre, Houston’s TUTS, the Cape Playhouse, The Lyric Theatre, The New Theatre, Westchester Broadway and the Argyle Theatre. Inga has also performed at The Shakespeare Theatre Company, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Syracuse Stage, The Pittsburg Public Theatre, City Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, The Weston Playhouse and Goodspeed Opera House. TV credits: Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” HBO’S “Love Life 2,” “Starz Power,” Power Productions LLC., NBC’S “30 Rock,” NBC’S “Law & Order Criminal Intent” and ABC’S “All My Children.” Numerous commercials and voiceovers. Inga received her B.A. in Drama from UC Davis and her M.F.A. in Acting from USC. Inga is a member of Quick Silver Theatre Company, Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.

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Kathleen Carey
Kathleen Carey
Jessie

Active in the Capital District theater community for more than 30 years, Kathleen has worked at most area theaters and is thrilled to be making her Capital Repertory Theatre mainstage debut! Her most recent appearance was as the title role in Harbinger Theatre’s acclaimed production of “Mrs. Packard.” Other recent appearances include Mary Mallon in “Typhoid Mary” (Theater Voices), Carol in “Hurricane Diane” (Harbinger) and Margie in “Good People” at her beloved Theater Barn, for which she won the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play Award from the Berkshire Theater Critic’s Association (tied with Debra Jo Rupp). Thanks to Maggie and Margaret. As always, for Mom and Dad.

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Jovan Davis*
Jovan Davis*
Chris

Jovan Davis is an actor and a writer based in Brooklyn, NY. He has written several poems as well as a full-length play, and is currently working on his first TV pilot! He is an avid lover of theater and is extremely grateful for the opportunity to be a part of such a riveting play. He would like to thank his friends and family for their unrelenting love and support. Some memorable credits include Othello in “Othello,” Oberon in “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Jim Fingal in “Lifespan of a Fact” and Hotspur in “Henry IV.” He can also be seen on TV in Season 5 of “New Amsterdam,” as well as Season 1 of “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” coming to Amazon Prime.

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David Gow*
David Gow*
Jason

David Gow is a NYC-based actor. He was last seen onstage in “Hamlet” at Shakespeare & Company opposite Christopher Lloyd and Finn Wittrock. TV/Film: “Chrissy Judy” (Apple TV), “Girls on the Bus” (HBO), “The Good Fight” (CBS), “Madam Secretary” (CBS), “Jon Glaser Loves Gear” (truTV) and “Candice” (Austin Film Festival). NY THEATER: “Burning Leaves” (Duke Theater), “Chokehold” (14th St.Y), “Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone” (Workshop Theater), “Bleach” (Wilson’s Lounge); “Decky Does a Bronco” (Royal Family Productions), REGIONAL: “Measure for Measure,” “Dear Jack Dear Louise,” “Mothers and Sons,” “Waverly Gallery” (Shakespeare & Company), “Up The Hill” (Eugene O’Neill Center), “Peter and the Starcatcher” (Smithtown Performing Arts Center), “Pirira,” “The Giant Void In My Soul” (Luna Stages), “Sense & Sensibility” (4th Wall Theater), “Why Do You Stand There In The Rain” (Edinburgh Fringe), “Scooter Thomas Makes It To The Top of the World” (Hollywood Fringe); David holds a BFA from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Love to K.

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LeeAnne Hutchison*
LeeAnne Hutchison*
Tracey

LeeAnne Hutchison is thrilled to make her Capital Repertory Theatre debut in this play by one of her all-time favorite playwrights, Lynn Nottage. Off-Broadway credits include Tennessee Williams’ “A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur,” Ellen McLaughlin’s “Septimus and Clarissa;” God in “God Shows Up;” “Our Brother’s Son” (Signature Theatre); “Alternating Currents” (Working Theatre); “Sam’s Romance” (Actors Temple). Regional favorites: Blanche in “A Streetcar Named Desire” (WV Public); “August: Osage County and Clybourne Park” (Arkansas Rep); “Tender Rain” (by Kyle Bass, World Premiere) and “Eureka Day” (Syracuse Stage); “Sex With Strangers” (The Kitchen Theatre and Geva); “Flint” (by Jeff Daniels, at Shadowland Stages); at Shaker Bridge Theatre in VT: “Frankie and Johnny;” “The Victorian Ladies Detective Collective;” “Incognito;”Over the Tavern” and “Side Effects;” “The Tempest” (Saratoga Shakes’); and Mary Todd Lincoln in “Mrs. President” at the Edinburg Festival, 2023. Favorite Off-Off-Broadway: “The Third Policeman” (La Mama/Nomad Theatrical); Euridice in “Orpheus” (at HERE, with Taylor Mac); and “Innocents,” directed by Rachel Dickstein. Film: “Trivia About You” (with Grant Neale, by Amy Berryman); and “A View of the World From Fifth Avenue” (Robert Sisters Pictures) Television: “Law & Order: SVU;” “Jessica Jones;” “The Other F Word;” “The White House Plumbers.”

www.leeannehutchison.com

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Christopher James Murray*
Christopher James Murray*
Evan

Christopher (he/him) is delighted to join the cast of “Sweat.” He is a Beaumont, TX native and a University of Virginia Alum (MFA ’14). Off-Broadway: “The Falling Season” (Theatre Row), “W;t” (TSP), “The Tyrannicides” (TRT). Regional: “One Man Two Gubnors” (Heritage Theatre Festival), “Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde” (The Blackfriars Playhouse), “Merrymaking” (World Premiere/Maples Repertory Theatre). TV: “How To Be A Good Listener” (Amazon Prime). @crosemurray

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Michael Pemberton*
Michael Pemberton*
Stan

Michael was thrilled to make his Capitol Repertory Theater debut last season in Sharr White’s “The True.” Credits include:

BROADWAY: “The Farnsworth Invention,” “I’m Not Rappaport,” “Not About Nightingales,” “Mamma Mia” and “Hedda Gabler.” OFF BROADWAY: “Sundown/Yellow Moon,” “Dinner With Friends,” “Saturday Night” and “Black Snow.” REGIONAL THEATER: theREP, The Alley Theatre, The Old Globe Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse, Alabama Shakespeare, Geva Theater and The Wilma Theater. FILM: “Paint,” “Bridge of Spies,” “Brooklyn’s Finest” and “The Family Stone.” TELEVISION: “The Equalizer,” “The Blacklist,” “New Amsterdam,” “Madame Secretary,” “The Punisher,” “The Affair,” “The Good Wife,” “Veep,” “Blue Bloods,” “Sleepy Hollow” and “Law & Order.”

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John Martinez Soliz
John Martinez Soliz
Oscar

I am a senior at the University of Albany and I will play the role of Oscar. This is my second play, having played Rafael in “Clyde’s” by Lynn Nottage, under the direction of Jean-Remy Monnay at UAlbany.

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William Oliver Watkins*
William Oliver Watkins*
Brucie

“Hamlet” (Public); “The Three Musketeers and Romeo & Juliet” (The Acting Company); “Perseverance” (Portland Stage), “Jordan” (Northern Stage), “Ruined,” “Jackie & Me,” “One Night in Miami,” (Denver Center); “Othello,” “Twelfth Night” (Cincinnati Shakes); Film/TV: “The Endgame;” “New Amsterdam;” 40-Year Old Version; “Bull”; “SVU”; “Blindspot”; “The Blacklist.” Will is originally from Cincinnati.

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Lynn Nottage
Playwright
Lynn Nottage is a playwright and a screenwriter, and the first woman in history to win two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. Her plays have been produced widely in the United States and throughout the world. Recent work includes the book for “MJ the Musical” (Broadway), the libretto for the “Intimate Apparel Opera” (LCT) and “Clyde’s” (Broadway, 2ST, Goodman Theatre), and co-curating the performance installation “The Watering Hole” (Signature Theatre). Past work includes “Sweat,” “Ruined,” the book for “The Secret Life of Bees;” “Mlima’s Tale;””By the Way,” “Meet Vera Stark;” “Intimate Apparel;” “Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine;” “Crumbs from the Table of Joy;” “Las Meninas;” “Mud, River, Stone;” “Por’knockers;” and “POOF!.” She has also developed This is Reading, a performance installation in Reading, Pennsylvania. Ms. Nottage is a member of the Theater Hall of Fame, and the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship (among other awards). She is also an Associate Professor at Columbia University School of the Arts and is a member of the Dramatists Guild.
 
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Margaret Hall
Director
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Kate Kern
Production Stage Manager
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Regina Desrosiers
Assistant Stage Manager
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Brian Prather
Scenic Designer
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Lindsay Furori
Associate Scenic Designer
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Shelby Loera
Lighting Designer
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Kylee Loera
Projection Designer
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Peter Leibold VI
Associate Projection Designer
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Elivia Bovenzi Blitz
Costume Designer
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Jeffrey Salerno
Sound Designer
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Kyle Vincent Terry
Fight Choreographer
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Michael Dunn & Venue Moultrie
Hair Stylist
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