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Dobama Theatre Announces its 2014 DEAP Program

This year, Leighann Deloranzo will be directing the summer production of “Lord of the Flies”
This year, Leighann Deloranzo will be directing the summer production of “Lord of the Flies”
Dobama Theatre

For the fifth consecutive season the Dobama Emerging Actors Program (DEAP) will be held for high school and college undergraduates. The program is a technique based series of courses combined with production opportunities. This year, Leighann Deloranzo will be directing the summer production of “Lord of the Flies” which is the stage adaptation by Nigel Williams of the novel of the same name by William Golding.

After a plane crash lands on a deserted island a group of school children are left to fend for themselves on this island paradise of bright exotic birds and clear blue seas. It is at night that their terror begins as their dreams are invaded by a terrifying beast who transforms this bunch of well behaved middle class children into a bloodthirsty tribe bent on murder.

The ensemble for this year’s DEAP program includes: Jack Bistritz, Anthony Brown, Ashley Davis, Tapraisha Greene, Moriah Hall, Lauryn Hobbs, Grace Neiswander, Melannie Rivera, Diamond Taylor, Katie Wilkinson, and Cameron Zupon.

About The Director

Leighann Delorenzo has served as acting faculty for DEAP for the last four seasons. She most recently appeared as Helena in Dobama Theatre’s production of KIN. Leighann is currently the Upper School Theater Director at Laurel School in Shaker Heights, where she teaches technique-based acting classes. Her specialty is heightened texts and voice and movement for the actor. Recent directing credits include Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors”, Zimmerman’s “Metamorphoses”, “Twelfth Night”, and an all-girls version of “Lord of the Flies”. Leighann earned an MFA in classical theater performance from the University of South Carolina and completed her graduate program with a professional acting fellowship with the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC.

Performance dates/times for “Lord of the Flies”

Thursday, July 24,

Friday, July 25
8:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 26
8:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 27
2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 adults, $5 students
Call 216-932-3396 or for tickets.

Dobama Theatre is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this organization with state tax dollars designated to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

Dobama Theatre is also generously supported by many individual donors and the following foundations: Ancora Foundation, The Cleveland Foundation, The Harry K. and Emma R. Fox Charitable Foundation, The George Gund Foundation, The Milton and Tamar Maltz Family Foundation, Music and Drama Club, The David and Inez Myers Foundation and the William M. Weiss Foundation.

Dobama Theatre’s mission is to premiere the best contemporary plays by established and emerging playwrights in professional productions of the highest quality. Through educational and outreach programming, Dobama Theatre nurtures the development of theatre artists and builds new audiences for the arts while provoking an examination of our contemporary world.

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