A World Premiere

The Letters

By John W. Lowell


Julia Fletcher & Norman Snow

Directed by Anne McNaughton

OPENING Saturday March 14th, 2009
NewPlace Studio Theatre in the NoHo Arts District

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Cast & Company

Julia Fletcher
Julia Fletcher (Anna) appeared in previous Andak productions of Spite for Spite, The Prince of L.A., The Savannah Option, and A Magic Christmas. She also appeared in Dakin Matthews' new verse translation of The Liar for the Antaeus Company. She comes from a distinguished theatrical family and has been acting since childhood, appearing at such theaters as A.C.T. in San Francisco, A Contemporary Theatre and the Intiman in Seattle, Berkeley Rep, the Pittsburgh Public Theatre, San Jose Rep, P.C.P.A. in Santa Maria/Solvang, and the Geffen Playhouse. She has played Juliet, Ophelia, Lady Macbeth, Helena and Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Margaret in Richard III, Ariel in The Tempest, Lavinia in Mourning Become Electra, Sally Talley in Talley's Folly, Lydia Languish in The Rivals, and Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire, among many other roles. Julia has been a professional stage manager and director and was the Founding Artistic Director of the Pacific Theatre Ensemble, now known as the Pacific Resident Theatre. She is also a voice actress, featured prominently in Animatrix, Princess Mononoke, Kiki's Delivery Service, Vampire Hunter D, Ferngully 2, Aeon Flux, many "Anime" series, and video games.

Norman Snow
The Director
Norman Snow (The Director) appeared in the Andak Stage Company of Martin Crimp's The Misanthrope. On Broadway Mr. Snow appeared in The School for Scandal, The Beggar's Opera, Macbeth, Inherit the Wind, The Robber Bridegroom, Edward II, The Three Sisters, Scenes and Revelations, The Time of Your Life, Measure for Measure, and Next Time I'll Sing For You. Off-Broadway, he was seen in One Crack Out, The Lower Depths, The Fantod, Timon of Athens, and Cymbeline. He has appeared regionally at the Goodman Theatre (Richard III, Holiday, Lone Canoe), Great Lakes Theatre (Man and Superman, Hamlet), Annenberg Theatre (The Power and the Glory), The Old Globe (Art, Henry V, Hamlet, A Midsmmer Night's Dream), Pasadena Playhouse (David's Mother), Yale Rep (Major Barbara), Long Wharf Theatre (Reclaimed), Mark Taper Forum (Richard II), South Coast Rep (The Company of Heaven), Matrix Theatre (Habeas Corpus), and the Globe West Hollywood (If Only). His films include The Europeans, Hard Choices, The Last Starfighter, and Manhunter. On TV he has appeared in many series and soaps, including Law and Order, L.A. Law, Quantum Leap, Star Trek, Days of Our Lives, and The Young and the Restless. Mr. Snow graduated from Juilliard as part of the first drama class (Group One), and was a founding member of John Houseman's The Acting Company and of The Antaeus Company. He was also, for ten years, a member of the renowned choir at St. Charles Borromeo in L.A. under maestro Paul Salumunivich, with whom he sang on numerous picture soundtracks as well as with the L.A. Master Chorale and the L.A. Philharmonic in Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex. He is married to actress/director/teacher Mary-Joan Negro; they live in L.A. with their two sons Daniel and John.

Anne McNaughton
Anne McNaughton (Director) is the Associate Artistic Director of Andak Stage Company and directed previous productions of Spite for Spite and The Bay At Nice, and world premieres of The Prince of L.A., The Savannah Option, A Magic Christmas, Don Juan The Trickster of Seville, and her own Molière update, San Fran Scapin. She was the Artistic Director of the Valley Shakespeare Festival in Saratoga and a founding member of both the Antaeus Company and John Houseman's Acting Company, for which she directed U.S.A. off-Broadway. She was a Resident Director at San Jose Rep, California Actors Theatre, Berkeley Stage Company, and Berkeley Shakespeare Festival, and taught and directed in the American Conservatory Theatre's advanced training program. She is a member of the first graduating class of the Juilliard Drama Division and holds a graduate degree in directing from Stanford University. Her award-winning productions in the San Francisco Bay Area include Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Richard III, Artichoke, and Letters Home. Most recently, she directed The Prince of L.A. and Collected Stories at the Old Globe, Twelfth Night for Company Rep, and The Liar, The Proof of the Promise, Trial By Jury and The Will for the Antaeus Company.

Dean Cameron
Sets & Costumes
Dean Cameron (Sets & Costumes) long noted for his garish, and outlandish set designs cleverly caught theater audiences by surprise with his well-heeled design for Andak Stage Company's award nominated production of The Misanthrope.

Peter Strauss
Peter Strauss (Lights).

Blake Burcham
Stage Manager
Blake Burcham (Stage Manager).

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