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Serious Money


by Caryl Churchill

directed by Steven Sapp

featuring Acting BFA Company 47 and the work of the Theatre Design/Technology BFA students

The Center for Media, Film, and Theatre, Performance Studio (upstairs)

Saturday, October 15, 2022, 1:30PM
Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 7:30PM
Thursday, October 20, 2022, 7:30PM
Saturday, October 22, 2022, 7:30PM


Devyn Akers | Zackerman
Max Garfin | Jake Todd, Frosby, Grevitt
Arielle Moore | Jacinta Condor
Ndeye Daro Niang | Merrison, TK, Nigel
Precious Omigie | Scilla Todd, Ms Biddulph
Katie Parkinson | Marylou Baines, Mrs Etherington, Dolcie Starr
Justin Parrish | Durkfield, Greville Todd, Duckett, Soat, Gleason
Eli Stiewing | Grimes, Billy Corman

Creative & Production

Leah Dollinger | Production Stage Manager
Kristen Benner | Stage Manager
Casey Gibbons | Assistant Stage Manager

Kat Schorn | Props Charge
Jeison Lenis-Lopez | Assistant Props Charge

Israel Hart | Technical Director
Chris Bohne | Rigger
Carly Genovesi | Rigger

Lucas Kery | Lighting Designer
Olivier Plamondon | Assistant Lighting Designer
Jack Bombard | Production Electrician
Caelyn Speicher | Board Operator

Jeremy Burd | Sound Designer
Chris Grainer | Assistant Sound Designer

Will Schwerin | A1
Kylie Cottrell | A2

Abby Citarella | Costume Designer
Mace Veeder-Shave | Assistant Costume Designer
Natalie Saint-Rossy | Wardrobe Supervisor

Content Advisory

SERIOUS MONEY is intended for mature audiences. It contains strong language. It also contains several sequences of flashing strobe light effects.

Director’s Note

Welcome to the play and the world of “Serious Money”.

Where a cast of characters will play a cast of characters bringing us inside the corporate world of Buyouts and Insider Trading.

Where, money, greed and power can bring out the worst of our worst impulses in order to make that ” Serious Money”

Creative Team Profiles


Devyn Akers hails from the nations capital Washington DC! He has played the role of Pozzo in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. He is very excited about this production wants to thank his amazing company the crew and stage management team. And special thanks to the director Steven Sapp for his vision and light in making the actors better everyday and have a lot of gratitude.

Max Garfin is a fourth year BFA actor from Manhattan, New York. Purchase Rep. credits include Waiting for Godot (Lucky/Boy) and Man with a Flower in His Mouth (Commuter). He thanks the people for their support.

Arielle Moore is a fourth year BFA actor hailing from Harlem, NY. Her Purchase Rep credits include: Truth and Reconciliation (Mama & Man), Babette’s Feast (Mrs. Lowenhielm & Lady of the Court), and Barbecue (Lillie Ann). She sends her gratitude to her family, friends, and all of the people who have supported her on her journey.

Ndeye Daro Niang is a fourth year BFA actor from Harlem, New York. Purchase Rep credits include: Truth and Reconciliation (Daughter/Woman), Babette’s Feast (Babette) and Barbecue (Alden). Other credits include the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, and placing third in the National Shakespeare Competition New York. Many thanks to all her close friends and companions who support and uplift her!

Precious Omigie is a third year BFA actor from Brooklyn, New York. Purchase Rep credits include: Truth and Reconciliation (Child/Grandma) Babette’s Feast (Astrid)
Barbecue (Barbara). Thank you to her family and friends for their love and support!

Katie Parkinson is a fourth year BFA actor from Seattle, Washington. Past credits include: Truth and Reconciliation (Woman), Babette’s Feast (Philippa), Pirandello Party (Ines/Signora Onoria), and Barbecue (Lillie Anne). She is sending lots of love and thanks to her family back home, especially her dogs.

Justin Parrish is a fourth year BFA actor from Los Angeles, California. His Purchase Reps include: Waiting for Godot (Estragon), Babette’s Feast (Papin), The Pirandello Party (The Late Mattia Pascal). Many thanks to his parents and the fourth year acting company!

Eli Stiewing is a fourth year BFA actor from Annapolis Maryland and Brooklyn New York. Purchase credits include Loewenhielm (Babette’s Feast), James T (Barbecue), and Grotti and Anselmo (The Pirandello Party). Some outside credits include Adam (DNA) with Piper Theatre and Judas Iscariot (The Last Days of Judas Iscariot) with LaGuardia High School. Eli would like to give special thanks to his family, his friends, his teachers, and everyone who’s supported him along the way!

Creative & Production

Leah Dollinger (PSM) is a fourth year stage manager from Livingston, New Jersey. Purchase credits include Senior Showcase (Production Stage Manager), Our Town (Production Stage Manager), Babette’s Feast (Stage Manager), and The Misanthrope (Assistant Stage Manager). Other credits include Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, NYC Pride Parade, and Camp Morning Wood. She would like to thank renowned voice actor David Fitzpatrick as well as her family and friends for supporting her goals to work in entertainment.

Israel Hart (Technical Director)

Lucas Kery (Lighting Designer)

Jeremy Burd (Sound Designer) is a third year Lighting Designer and Programmer from Long Island, NY. After he graduates, Jeremy wants to go on tour with an artist and put on shows all over the world. Production Credits Include: DiscOasis | Lighting Operator, A Chorus Line | Lighting Designer, Marisol | Lighting Programmer

Abby Citarella (Costume Designer) is a fourth-year Costume Designer from Warwick, NY. Purchase Rep credits include Sweat (Costume Designer), Barbecue (Assistant Costume Designer), and As You Like It (Wardrobe Supervisor). Other Credits include RENT, and Into the woods (Assistant Costume Designer) at Vanguard Theatre in Montclair, and Waiting For Godot (Wardrobe supervisor) In Westerly RI. Thanks to her family and friends for supporting her.

Director Profile

Steven Sapp, director, SERIOUS MONEY, Fall 2022

STEVEN SAPP’s Playwriting/Acting credits include: AmericUS (Directed/Developed by Joan Herrington); Unison (Directed/Developed by Robert O’Hara); Party People (Directed/Developed by Liesl Tommy); Ameriville (Directed/Developed by Chay Yew); The Denver Project (Director Dee Covington); One Shot in Lotus Position (Director Bonnie Metzger); Blue Suite (Directed/Developed by Chay Yew); Slanguage (Directed/Developed by Jo Bonney); Rhythmicity (Playwright/Actor/Director); The Ride (Playwright/Actor/Director).
Directing only credits include: Fireflies by Donja Love (Director) Thanksgiving Play by Larissa Fasthorse (Diretor) Passover by Antoinette Nwandu (Director); Swopera by Carpetbag Theatre (Director); Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman (Director); The Architecture of Loss (Assistant Director to Chay Yew); Will Powers’ The Seven (Director-The Univ. of Iowa); Alfred Jarry’s Ubu: Enchained (Director Teatre Polski, Poland).
Awards/Affiliations: 2020 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Playwright Residency Program recipient; 2015 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award (Theatre); Oregon Shakespeare Festival Acting Company Member (3 Seasons:’12-’14); 2008 U.S. Cultural Ambassador w/ the U.S. State Dept./Jazz at Lincoln Center - Rhythm Road Tour; 2008 TCG Peter Zeisler Award; 2002 TCG National Directors Award; 2002-2004 and 1999-2001 TCG National Theater Artist Residency Program Award; 1998 and 2002 BRIO Awards (Bronx Recognizes its own-Performance); Van Lier Fellowship w/ New Dramatists; Co-Founder of The Point CDC; New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect; BARD College, BA ’89 - Theater.
Publications: Universes’ The Revolution will be Live! (2021 release- TCG Books); Slanguage in The Fire This Time (TCG Books); Blue Suite in The Goodman Theatre’s Festival Latino - Six Plays (Northwestern University Press); Party People in The Manifesto Anthology (Rain City Projects- Fall 2014); Featured on the covers of American Theater Magazine 2004 and The Source Magazine 2000.
Member: Actors Equity Association (AEA).

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