The Crew of Hardball
Our undying thanks to this awesome group of people!
June Alane Reif (Director) fell in love with the stage as a toddler and studied theater as a young adult at Louisiana State University where she made her directorial debut with an adaptation of Kay Boyle’s The Astronomer’s Wife. Once bitten by the directing bug, she has certainly not been shy—directing shows in playhouses from Baton Rouge, LA to Napa, CA. Some of her most memorable directorial achievements include Biloxi Blues, On Golden Pond, Laura, Seascape and God of Carnage for Dreamweavers and last year’s world premiere of Lorraine Midanik’s Ordinary Day for Valley Players. June is a veteran actor, director and board member of Valley Players. She is delighted to have had the honor to direct this powerful play and to have had the opportunity to work with this very fine cast and crew.
Rhonda Bowen (Set Designer) is pleased to lead Valley Players’ wonderful design/build team once again for Hardball, and would like to credit the team overall for developing the set and production together beyond the point of initial concept. Thank you all for giving of your time, ideas, hard work, and pooling resources to showcase this brilliant material. Rhonda studied Set Design and Stagecraft as part of her early college education as a Theatre Arts major. She completed her B.A. in Architecture at University of California at Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design.
Lu Kenmonth (Lighting Design/Technician) is a 2nd grade teacher at an Arts integration school in Napa. Lu has produced and directed five children’s musical theater productions including Disney’s Aladdin, The Jungle Book, and Annie. For years, she was actively involved at Dreamweavers’ community theater in Napa, and currently is a board member for Valley Players.
The Production Team
Stage Manager: Mercedes Rivera
Lighting Design: Lu Kenmonth, Kyle Sheridan, Shawn Potter
Sound Design: Lu Kenmonth
Video Production: Mark Maslowski
Video Setup: Shawn Potter
Light/Sound Technician: Lu Kenmonth
Mic Technician: Krisi Pilkington
Video Technician: Mercedes Rivera
Costumes & Properties: Cast and Crew
Master Builder: Keith Baldanza
Set Construction: Keith Baldanza, Rhonda Bowen, Paul Marciniak, Richard Pallaziol, Cata Parkhurst, June Alane Reif
Additional Assistance: Weapons of Choice