Hugh Bickley is proud to see his first stage play brought to life by such brilliant collaborators and talented performers. Though Holocene is his first endeavor into playwriting, he has his experience in acting, directing and designing to thank for his development as a theatre practitioner. He discovered his passion for acting under the direction of Jere Hodgin in The Elephant Man, and has since had the privilege to perform in two national tours with the Montana Repertory Theatre, design media projections for a host of local theatrical productions and, most recently, explore the medium of claymation in Viscosity Theatre’s Fringe Festival installation of Mystery Mark. In 2015, he will embark on his third national tour with the Montana Repertory Theatre as Tom Buchanan in the Great Gatsby. He would like to thank his friends, family, all the crazies at Viscosity Theatre for taking a chance on him, and finally, his friend Benjamin Lemonds, to whom he wholeheartedly dedicates this story.
Sam Williamson is ecstatic to be directing Holocene. Not only does it mean the privilege of working on a great new work in a great art town, but it also provides the privilege of working with some of the best artist and friends a lowly young theatre director could ask for. Sam has directed two productions prior to Holocene, including Circle Mirror Transformation with the Visions and Voices initiative from the Montana Repertory Theatre, as well as his directing debut, the self-produced Macbeth, which was staged deep in the wild woods of Montana. Other than directing Sam has worked in theatre as an actor in several productions, ranging from community, University, summer stock theatre, as well as a national tour. Lastly, Sam would like to thank his cast and crew, people he can not get enough, both on stage and off.
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