Meet the Artists


Harry Smith • Dan
Ian Merrill Peakes • Paul

Production Team

Dan O’Brien • Playwright
Michael John Garcés • Director
Mikhail Kachman • Set Designer
Meghan E. Healey • Costume Designer
John Hoey • Lighting Designer
Rob Kaplowitz • Sound Designer
Jared Mezzocchi • Projection Designer
Neill Hartley • Dialect Coach
Patreshettarlini Adams • Resident Stage Manager
John Hoey

Locally, John has designed at the Arden, the Wilma, People’s Light, and the Walnut Street Theatres, 20 operas for Opera Company of Philadelphia, and over 100 ballets for Pennsylvania Ballet.  Nationally: design staff New York City Opera, Lighting Director at New York City Ballet, and designed for Luciano Pavarotti, Spoletto Festival, Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, Folger Shakespeare, Cleveland Playhouse, Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center. Film: Center Stage. Awards: 2005 Independence Fellowship, two Best of Philadelphia Awards, five Barrymore nominations with Awards for Sweeney Todd (Arden) 9 Parts Desire at the Wilma Theater, a Helen Hayes nomination for Measure for Measure (Folger), two “Rockie” Awards, and a Prix Millennium Award for Capuleti et Montegue (Opera Company of Philadelphia). Recently, his work was shown internationally on PBS (Pennsylvania Ballet at 50) and was a design consultant for PlayPenn new play festival.