Creative Team 

Idris Goodwin
Playwright

Idris Goodwin is a playwright, break-beat poet and director of The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. His plays include And In This Corner Cassius Clay, How We Got On, Hype Man and This is Modern Art. Goodwin serves on both the advisory boards of Theatre for Young Audiences USA and Children's Theatre Foundation Association. He is the co-host of The Same Old New School Podcast on Vocalo.

Jacole Kitchen is the Director of Arts Engagement and In-House Casting Director at La Jolla Playhouse, spearheading numerous community-based programs. In addition, she teaches acting, improv and professional development for actors through UCSD Extension. Directing credits include the Playhouse’s Performance Outreach Program (POP) Tour production of Light Years Away, Cardboard Piano (Diversionary Theatre), An Iliad (New Village Arts), among others. She was recently named Executive Director of the San Diego Performing Arts League.

Jacole Kitchen
Director
Jonathan Gilmer
Scenic Designer

Jonathan Gilmer (he/him) is a San Diego-based director and designer. Jonathan is delighted to be working on his first design with La Jolla Playhouse. He recently designed As One (San Diego Opera), The North Plan (ION Theatre), Shostakovich Day (Barbican Centre), Whistleblower (Waterloo East Theatre) and was a member of the design team for the UK Student Exhibit at the 2015 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space. Jonathan is also the Associate Technical Director at La Jolla Playhouse. He received his B.A. Honours in Technical Theatre Arts from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

Carmen Amon
Costume Designer

Carmen Amon is a queer Chicanx Costume Designer throughout the greater San Diego area. She graduated from SDSU in 2016 with a B.A. in Theater with an emphasis in Costume Design. She has worked on productions at the San Diego Rep, MOXIE, New Village Arts: Teatro Pueblo Nuevo, TuYo Theater Company, San Diego
Junior Theatre, Moonlight Youth Theatre, Southwestern College, and Pacific Ridge School. She would very much like to thank all those that supported her throughout the ups and downs, te quiero mucho, gracias por siempre.

Evan Eason
Sound Designer

Evan Eason is thrilled to be returning to the La Jolla Playhouse with the production of Pick Me Last. Some of his previous sound design work include: Emily Driver’s Great Race Through Time and Space (La Jolla Playhouse), In Every Generation (San Diego Repertory), Project Fairytale (New Village Arts), the 2018 Latinx New Play Festival (San Diego Repertory) and the 2019 Final Draft New Play Festival (New Village Arts.) Evan has also worked as an associate and/or assistant sound designer on the following productions: The Humans (San Diego Repertory), Twelfth Night (The Old Globe/USD MFA Program), Aubergine (San Diego Repertory) and Avenue Q (New Village Arts.)

Lindsay Alayne Stevens
Lighting Designer

Lindsay Alayne Stevens is proud to be working with La Jolla Playhouse on POP Tour, Pick Me Last. A multidisciplinary artist, she holds an M.F.A. in Theatre Design, Lighting from UC San Diego, and 3 B.F.A.s with High Honors in Writing, Theater, and Photography from Marlboro College. Recent Credits include: All In The Timing (Onstage Playhouse - California); Man in Love (UC San Diego - California); You’ve Got Red on You (Bootless Stageworks - Delaware); Calafia at Liberty (WOW Festival - California); Ready, Steady, Yeti, Go (Azuka Theatre - Pennsylvania); and The Johnny Shortcake Show (The Kimmel Center - Pennsylvania). Website: lastevensdesign.com.

Madison Mae Williams
Production Dramaturg

Madison Mae Williams is a multidisciplinary artist and scholar based in San Diego. Born and raised on Cape Cod, she received a B.A. concentrating in musical theatre, poetry, and Africana studies from Hampshire College. Madison is continuing her studies as a third year Theatre Ph.D. student at UC San Diego. She is passionate about theatre work that is accessible, radical, and increases visibility and representation for people of marginalized identities. She is a member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas and the Black Theatre Network. UC San Diego credits: Elektra (Music Director), Man In Love (Dramaturg), Incendiary (WNPF ‘19 staged reading), Everybody Black (Assistant/Music Director, Dramaturg). Other select credits: The Importance of Being Earnest (Director), HAIR (Associate Music Director), Next To Normal (Director/Music Director), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Music Director), An Iliad (Director). madisonmaewilliams.com

Kira Vine
First Assistant Director

Kira Vine is a freelance stage manager, thrilled to be joining her first POP Tour. Previously at the Playhouse: The Luckiest. Other credits include: Ebenezer Scrooge’s Big San Diego Christmas Show; Noura; Native Gardens (The Old Globe); Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Homos: Or, Everyone in America (Diversionary Theatre); Actually; Aubergine (San Diego REP); La Cage Aux Folles (Cygnet Theatre); Agent 355 (Chautauqua Theatre Company); Bliss: Or, Emily Post is Dead (MOXIE Theatre); Seven Spots on the Sun (InnerMission Productions).

Additional Credits

Bridget Cavaiola, Director of Learning

Hannah Reinert, Learning and Engagement Coordinator

Carrie Bates, POP Tour Production Manager

 

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