Theater Productions archive

Rutgers–Camden Theater program has a long-standing history of staging diverse, significant works of theater for the benefit of our students and audiences. Our repertoire includes classical drama theater, contemporary productions of historic plays, broadway musical performances, student-directed festivals and much more. Explore our archive of past productions where you can learn about an array of produced shows during the past couple of year as well as the cast and crew who worked on them.

Production dates: April 11-14 & 18-21, 2024

Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, environmental collapse, privatization of natural resources, bureaucracy, municipal politics, and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America’s greatest art forms.

Music and Lyrics by Mark Hollmann
Book and Lyrics by Greg Kotis
Directed by Shamus
Scenic Design by James Mobley
Lighting Design by Drew Billie
Intimacy Director – Colleen Hughes
Fight Director – Ian Rose
Production Manager – Robin Stamey

Production Staff

Production Stage Manager – Matthew Tepfer
Assistant Stage Manager – Sam Jacobs
Assistant Music Director – Jennifer Peacock
Deck Chief – Peri Bjorn Light
Board Operator – Aldrin Bustonera
Sound Crew – Miles Smith, Zanab Ibrar, Leilani Taylor, Elanny Caba
Lighting Crew – Andy Amezquita, Joey Lebron, Creche Moskalow
Costume Crew – Kirsten Fair, Leilani Taylor, Tracy Tse, Elanny Caba, Zara Stewart-Webb 
Run Crew – Kirsten Fair
Head Usher – Lauren Carter
Head Electrician – Julia Franco
Asst. Costume Designer/Supervisor – Christine DiJoseph
Scenic Charge – Jen Donsky
Public Relations – Stass Shpanin
Graphic Design – Tatyana Romero
Photography – Kamile Kuntz
Printing – Print Lab

Cast

Little Sally – Vivianna Aviles
Lockstock – Andrew Merkle
Officer Barrell – Nallely Pineda Turcios
Bobby Strong – Cory Ryan Yhap
Penelope Pennywise – Nayeli DeJesus
Caldwell B. Cladwell – Ethan Santi
Hope Cladwell – Taylor Eccles
“Old Man” Strong/Dr. Billeaux/Billy Boy Bill – Caden Amiri Adams
Hot Blades Harry/Cop – Damien Rodriguez Little Becky Two Shoes/Cop/Dance Captain – Victoria Cerini Soupy
Sue – Alana Rivera-Mills
Mr. McQueen/Cop – Nate Boyle
Senator Fipp/Cop – Paige Bates
Mrs. Millenium/Cop – Katie O’Neill
Tiny Tom – Tavish Snyder
Josephine Strong – Evelyn Chomicz

Orchestra

Bass – Jake Kaplan
Percussion – Ryan Cullen
1st Piano – Jennifer Peacock/Soyeon Bin
2nd Piano – Jonathan Rose

Production dates: February 8-11, 2024 

The Triumph of Love is a delightful comedy that tells the tale of a disguised princess who invades the retreat of a rationalist philosopher who despises love. Amidst the laughter and whimsy, watch as love triumphs, and the princess captures the heart of her prince charming. This heartwarming play promises to set the perfect tone for your Valentine’s Day weekend, blending romance and laughter in a captivating theatrical experience. 

Written by Pierre Carlet de Marivaux 
Translated by Stephen Wadsworth 
Directed by Damon Bonetti
Scenic Design by James Mobley
Lighting Design by Drew Billiau
Intimacy/Violence Consultant – Eli Lynn
Production Manager Robin Stamey
Costume Design – Millie Hiibel
Sound Design – Aaron Oster
Prop Design – J.Bean Schwab
Production Stage Manager – Mathew Tepfer

Production Staff

Production Stage Manager – Matthew Tepfer
Assistant Stage Manager – Paige Bates and Alana Mills
Associate Production Manager – Lauren Tracy
Technical Director – James Mobley
Master Electrician – Julia Franco
Scenic Painter – Jennifer Donsky
Tailors – Julie Watson and Patrick Mulhall
Wardrobe Supervisor – Christine DiJoseph
Light Board Operator – Aldrin Bustonera
Sound Board Operator – Zanab Ibrar
Public Relations – Stass Shpanin
Graphic Design – Tatyana Romero
Photography – Kamile Kuntz
Printing – Print Lab
House Managers – Mikal Odom, Bella DeNapoli, Molly Diane, Ava Weintzweig
Box Officers – Jennifer Donsky, Bella DeNapoli, Molly Diane, Ava Weintzweig

Cast

Léonide – Taylor Eccles
Corine – Nayeli DeJesus 
Harlequin – Damien Rodriguez
Dimas – Ethan Santi
Agis – Andy Amezquita
Léontine – Jessica Osias 
Hermocrate – Ryan Pletcher

Production dates: December 7-11, 2023

Featuring Rutgers musical theater students, the one-hour show will run the gamut from tender ballads to high-octane numbers. The performers are backed by music director Prof. Soyeon Bin on the Steinway grand piano.

Music Director – Soyeon Bin
Faculty Advisor – Kenneth Elliott
Lighting Design by Prof. Drew Billiau’s Lighting Design Class
Scenic Design by James Mobley
Production Manager – Robin Stamey

PianoSoyeon Bin 
Audio Tech and Stage ManagerMatt Tepfer

Featuring:

Andy Amezquita
Paige Bates
Vick Cerini
Nayeli Dejesus
Taylor Eccles
Kirsten Fair
Joseph Lebron
Andrew Merkle
Nallely Pineda Turcios
Alana Rivera-Mill
Ryan Rivera
Damien Rodriguez
Ethan Santi
Cory Yhap

Production dates: October 26-29, 2023

Hedda Gabler is one of the most rivetingly complex characters in modern drama, often regarded as the female Hamlet, and Ibsen’s 1890 masterpiece consistently defies audience expectations.

In a version by Richard Eyre
Scenic DesignJames Mobley
Lighting DesignMike Inwood
Production ManagerRobin Stamey
Costume DesignMillie Hiibel
Sound DesignAaron Oster
Prop Design And Coordination By Mark Williams
Directed By Kenneth Elliott

Production Staff

Production Stage Manager – Matthew Tepfer
Assistant Stage Manager – Samantha Jacobs
Wig Designer – Amanda Clark
Associate Production Manager – Lauren Tracy
Technical Director – James Mobley
Master Carpenter – Cait Foster and Dylan Bickhart (Flannel and Hammer)
Master Electrician – Julia Franco
Assistant Master Electrician – Cait Foster
Scenic Painter – Jennifer Donsky
Wardrobe Supervisor – Christine DiJoseph
Assistant to the Costume Designer/Wardrobe – Paige Bates
Stage Crew – Je-Naya Nicole, Larry Chan
Light Board Operator – Aldrin Bustonera
Public Relations – Stass Shpanin
Graphic Design – Tatyana Romero
Photography – Kamile Kuntz
House Managers – Mikal Odom, Molly Diane, Noah Mannix
Box Office – Jen Donsky, Chinonos Chukwueke

Cast

Juliana Tesman – Nayeli DeJesus
Berthe – Vivianna Aviles
George Tesman – Andrew Merkle
Hedda Tesman – Taylor Eccles
Thea Elvsted – Alana Rivera-Mills
Judge Brack – Ryan Pletcher
Eilert Loevborg – Na’Shon Wilson

Production dates: April 13-23, 2023

Based loosely on Puccini’s La Bohème, Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s East Village, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice, and living for today.

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Directed by Kenneth Elliot
Musical Arrangements – Steve Skinner
Additional Arrangements – Tim Weil
Scenic Design – James Mobley
Lighting Design – Drew Billiau
Production Manager – Lauren Tracy
Music Director – Soyeon Bin
Original concept and additional lyrics – Billy Aronson
Dramaturg – Lynn thomson
Costume Design – Millie Hiibel
Sound Design – Stefán örn Aronson
Production Stage Manager – Jon Balagtas

Production Staff

Associate Music Director – Jonathan Rose
Additional Vocal Coaching – Ronnie Keller
Intimacy Director – K. O’Rourke
Technical Director – James Mobley
Assistant Stage Manager – Peter Cerria
Scene Shop Manager/Master Carpenter – Isaiah Price
Master Electrician – Josh Samors
Wardrobe Supervisor – Christine DiJoseph
Wardrobe Assistants – Jenn Calay, Elanny Caba, Xiaodi Chen
Assistant to the Costume Designer – Tianya Johnson
Audio Technicians – Daniel Cooper, Ryan McKeown
Stage Crew – Génisis González, Sam Jacobs, Keyani Cuff-Savage
Follow Spot Operators – Josiah Ahdokobo, Matt Tepfer
Light Board Operator – Arby Osorio
Public Relations – Stass Shpanin
Graphic DesignTatyana Romero
PhotographyKamile Kuntz
Filmic Sequences – Video and Film Production Students
Filmic Sequences Supervision – Brad Wyllner
House Manager – Mikal Odom
Box Office – Jennifer Donsky

Cast

Roger DavisCory Ryan Yhap
Mark Cohen – Andrew Merkle
Tom Collins – Nate Boyle
Benjamin Coffin III – Andy Amezquita
Joanne Jefferson – Chidinma “Chidi” Chukwueke
Angel Schunard – Isaiah Dingle
Mimi Marquez – Vivianna Aviles
Maureen Johnson – Taylor Eccles
Mark’s mom and others – Nayeli DeJesus
Christmas caroler, Mr. Jefferson, and others – Ja’Mier Smith-Simons
Christmas caroler, Mrs. Jefferson and others – Paige Bates
Steve, the man, a pastor, and others – Ethan Santi
Gordon and others – Damien Rodriguez
Man with Squeegee, Mr. Grey and others – Cristian John Mendez
Woman with bags and others – Jessica Osias
Paul, a waiter, and other – Ronnie Keller
Alexi Darling, Roger’s mom, and others – Lili Myers
Mimi’s Mom, junkie, and others – Alana Rivera-Mills

The Band

Conductor, Keyboards – Soyeon Bin
Keyboards 2 – Jonathan Rose
Bass – Jake Kaplan
Guitar – Miles Smith
Drums – Ryan Cullen

Production dates: February 9-12, 2023

Two sisters and a dog live out their lives on the bleak English moors, and dream of love and power. The arrival of a hapless governess and a moor-hen set all three on a strange and dangerous path. The Moors is a dark comedy about love, desperation, and visibility.

By Jen Silverman
Directed By Damon Bonetti
Scenic DesignJames Mobley
Lighting DesignJames Lewis
Production ManagerLauren Tracy
Costume DesignMillie Hiibel
Sound DesignJoshua Dowiak
Production Stage ManagerEilis Skamarakas

Production Staff

Assistant Production ManagerHunter Smith
Technical DirectorJames Mobley
Master ElectricianJosh Samors
Prop DesignHunter Smith
Scene Shop Manager/Master CarpenterIsaiah Price
Scenic ArtistJennifer Donsky
PhotographyKamile Kuntz
Graphic DesignTatyana Romero
Wardrobe SupervisorChristine DiJoseph
Sound Board OperatorMatthew Tepfer
Run CrewGenesis Gonzalez

Cast

AgathaJessica Osias
HuldeyLili Myers
MarjoryTianya Johnson
EmilieJennifer Calay
Moor HenTaylor Eccles
MastiffEthan Santi

Production dates: December 8-11, 2022

Musical theater students sing Broadway’s greatest hits!

Music DirectorSoyeon Bin 
Faculty AdvisorsJulianne Baird, Kenneth Elliott 
Lighting DesignJames Mobley 
Scenic DesignProfessor Mobley’s Scenic Design Class 
Production ManagerJoshua Dowiak
Audio LeadMiles Smith
Audio AssistantMatt Tepfer

Featuring:

Nate Boyle
Jennifer Calay
Chidinma Chukwueke
Nayeli Dejesus
Taylor Eccles
Jenna Guy
Tianya Johnson
Andrew Merkle
Ryan Pletcher
Alana Rivera-Mills
Ryan Pletcher
Noah Roberts
Ethan Santi
Cory Yhap

Production dates: November 3-7, 2022

These two shows blur the lines between tragedy and humor in a way that will leave you equally horrified and delighted. Sister Mary Ignatius, a teaching nun who is much concerned with sin, delivers a cautionary lecture and is interrupted by her former students until they drive her to violence. An accountant named George Spelvin, who is mistaken for an actor’s understudy, is forced to perform in a play for which he does not know any of the lines. Both productions are directed by Associate Professor of Theater, Paul Bernstein.

Two Plays by Christopher Durang
Directed by Paul Bernstein
Scenic DesignJames Mobley
Lighting DesignSydney Norris
Video Design byRobert Emmons
Production ManagerJoshua Dowiak
Costume DesignMillie Hiibel
Sound DesignJoshua Dowiak
Prop DesignHunter Smith
Production Stage ManagerJon Balagtas

Production Staff

Production ManagerJoshua Dowiak
Technical DirectorJames Mobley
Scene Shop Manager/Master CarpenterIsaiah Price
Deck Carpenter/Fly OperatorAugust Bogert
Scenic ArtistJennifer Donsky
Assistant Sound DesignMatthew Tepfer
QLab OperatorCharlie Brach
Run CrewPeter Cerria, Riley Jablonski

Cast

The Actor’s Nightmare

George Spelvin – Ryan Pletcher
Meg/The Maid/ Moore’s Daughte r– Jessica Osias, Tianya Johnson
Sarah Siddons/Gertrude/ Lady Alice Moore – Taylor Eccles
Ellen Terry/Sybi – Jennifer Calay
Henry Irving/Horatio – Andrew Merkle
Winnie – Chidinma Chukwueke
Executioner/Announcer – Ethan Santi

Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You

Sister Mary Ignatius – Taylor Eccles
Thomas – Noah Roberts
Gary Sullivan/Joseph– Andrew Merkle
Diane Symonds/Mary Magdalene – Jennifer Calay
Philomena Rostovich/Came l– Nayeli DeJesus, Lili Myers
Aloysius Benheim/Camel – Na’Shon Wilson

Production dates: March  31- April 3, 2022

Rutgers–Camden Theater celebrates spring with a heartwarming musical, The Spitfire Grill, opening on March 31. It tells the story of Percy Talbott, a feisty parolee who follows her dreams to a small town where she finds herself working at the local diner. It is an inspirational tale of redemption, perseverance, and family that The New York Times calls “a soul-satisfying work of theatrical resourcefulness.”

Music And Book By James Valcq
Lyrics And Book By Fred Alley
Based On The Film By Lee David Zlotoff
Directed And Choreographed By Ellie Mooney
Scenic Design By James Mobley
Lighting Design By Dominic Chacon
Projection Design – Robert A. Emmons, Jr.
Costume Design By Millie Hiibel
Sound Design By David Pierron
Production Manager – Joshua Dowiak
Musical Direction By Chris Burcheri

Production Staff

Associate Director – Doaa Ouf 
Production Stage Manager – Regina Carson 
Stage Manager – Chase Dannelly

Production Manager – Joshua Dowiak 
Assistant Production Manager – Hunter Smith

Associate Choreographers – Chidinma Chukwueke, Tia Johnson
Spotlight Operators – Thomas Park, Xavier Patterson
Light Board Operator – Bill Hagen
Stagehands – Jaleel Farrell, Raina Karim
Props – Eilis Skaramakas 
Assistant to the Costume Designer – Sean Tomasetto 
Master Electrician – Sydney Norris

Technical Director – James H. Mobley 
Master Carpenter – Isaiah Price 
Set Construction – Professor Mobley’s Stagecraft I & II Classes 
Photographer – Kamile Kuntz 
Marketing – Stass Shpanin 
Graphic Designer – Tatyana Romero 
House Staff – Sonñet Holley, Makenzie Thomas, Sheridan Waterfall

Cast

Shelby – Shaheera Hussein
Percy – Taylor Eccles 
Hannah – Jenna Guy

Joe – Cory Yhap
Caleb – JaRell Johnson
Effy – Chidinma Chukwueke
Eli – Joshua Williams

Ensemble – David Morrow, Hannah Sullivan, Jennifer Calay, Nayelli DeJesus,Tianya Johnson, Joshua Williams

Orchestra

Piano/Conductor – Chris Burcheri
Guitar/Mandolin – Allan Slutsky
Accordion – Annette Marinelli
Violin – Ruth Kiang
Cello – Sue Lerner