John Gordon - Production

Ken Dooley, Playwright/Producer, has a great story to tell. As an Irish Catholic youngster in Rhode Island, he grew up listening to the miscarriage of justice which characterized the original arrest, trial, conviction and hanging of John Gordon. Not only did he put the words on paper, bringing the legend to life - but he's also finally bringing justice to the ill fated young man who came to this country with such high dreams. "The Auerbach Dynasty," a play based on Dooley's 25-year friendship with Red Auerbach, the late coach and president of the Boston Celtics, will open at the Park Theatre in the spring of 2011.

Pamela Lambert, Director, is an actress, a director and also a vocalist, having toured nationally and internationally with Herb Reed and The Platters. She is a resident director & performer at The Theater At Hollywood And Vine in Plymouth, as well as a director with Nemasket River Productions in Middleboro. One of her proudest theatrical moments was appearing in August Wilson’s classic, “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” at the prestigious Penumbra Theater Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has acted in plays at The Boston Center for the Arts, The Boston Playwright’s Theater, The New African Theater Company, and Trinity Rep among others, and on film recently she appeared in the remake of “The Women” with Annette Benning and Meg Ryan. She will soon be appearing in the independent film TIME AND CHARGES, directed by the Academy Award-winning writer of ON GOLDEN POND, Ernest Thompson with whom she has worked many times. Her television credits include WB Network’s “Make My Day”, ABC’s “One Life to Live”, and a two hour made-for-TV movie, “Forgotten Genius, The Percy Julian Story.” Pamela, a former Miss Congeniality, and Miss Black Rhode Island, is looking forward to her next collaboration with Ken, Pi and the Park Theater!

Cheryl de Wardener, Set Designer has designed numerous shows locally, regionally and nationally for the theatre, film and television. Most recently at the University of Rhode Island for Spinning into Butter, and Fox 12’s The Rhode Show. Other venues include designer for the national and international tour of Crazy for You. She has worked extensively for both Theatre by the Sea and the University of Rhode Island as well as theaters in Connecticut and New Hampshire.

Marilyn Salvatore, Costume Designer. From 1984-2004 Marilyn was one of the designers for Trinity Repertory Company, working on over 180 productions with artistic directors Adrian Hall, Anne Bogart, Richard Jenkins and Oskar Eustis. During that same period, Marilyn was also the costume designer/coordinator for the Trinity Rep Conservatory, now the Trinity/Brown Consortium, where she designed over 80 productions. Her dance, opera and drama designs have been seen throughout Rhode Island, as well as in New York City, Alaska, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Marilyn’s most recent designs have been THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW for the University of Rhode Island and MAURITIUS for The Gamm Theatre. She has designed for independent films as well as for Nova, The History Channel and Discovery Channel, and has also worked in set dressing for two Disney films shot in Rhode Island - UNDERDOG and DAN IN REAL LIFE. She is an adjunct professor of theatre at URI. Marilyn holds a B.F.A. in Theatre from the University of Rhode Island, an M.F.A. in Costume Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a member of United Scenic Artists, the union for professional costume designers.

Michael Carcieri, Lighting Designer, has been building a name for himself in the local theater community for the better part of decade. Spending the majority of his time as Lighting/Technical designer, with The Black Box Theater. He has been a member of the RICPA production team, since the reopening of the Park Theater in 2009. Notable Productions: Twilight Los Angeles 1992, Cider House Rules, Spoon River Anthology, A Christmas Carol.

Ross Mizrahi, Production Coordinator, is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University. His last production was as Stage Manager for A Christmas Carol for the Artist-Exchange: Black Box Theatre. He is excited to be returning to the Park Theatre for his second production.

Robert Venditto, Cover Art

Jessica Silva, Program Design & Layout