Primary Audio Describer
Cori Couture has provided description for WFT@BU, Moonbox Productions, the Huntington Theatre Company, Open Door Theater, New Rep (and their touring company Classic Rep), VSA of MA, Liars and Believers, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, and Harvard Business School. She has presented about audio description for live theatre for the Mass. Cultural Council’s UP initiative, for CANE (Cultural Access New England), and led pre-show touch tours at the A.R.T. In the early days of WGBH’s Descriptive Video Service, she wrote description for many PBS programs and movies for home video. More recently, she has performed narration of description at DVS for a catalog of Paramount Pictures films and written description for many ReelAbilities Film Festival films for Bridge Multimedia.
The Little Prince
Jonah Cramer is thrilled to return to Wheelock Family Theatre. Favorite Credits Include, Wheelock Family Theater: James and The Giant Peach (Youth Ensemble), Stuart Little (Youth Ensemble), and Charlotte’s Web (Baby Spider); Central Square Theater: A Christmas Carol (Tiny Tim — IRNE Award Nominee). Jonah lives in Needham where he attends High Rock School and Temple Beth Shalom, loves playing basketball and video games, and he would like to thank his Momager, Dadagent, his brother, Eli, and his puppy, Benny for their love and support.
Samantha Galvao is a senior at Boston University, graduating with a BFA in Scenic Design. In addition to theatrical design, Samantha specializes in scenic art, currently working as the Festival Scenic Charge for the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Her credits include Wheelock Family Theatre: The Little Prince and Bud, Not Buddy (Scenic Designer); Boston University: As One (Scenic Designer), …And Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi (Paint Charge) and Angels In America (Paint Charge).
Secondary Audio Describer
is thrilled to be back at WFT@BU, partnering with Cori Couture! Most recently, Ruth secondary-described Elephant And Piggie’s “We Are In a Play!” and Willy Wonka at Wheelock, and primary descrsibed The Seven Fingers’ Passengers for ArtsEmerson and Oklahoma at The Weston Playhouse in Vermont. This season, Ruth is joyfully looking forward to describing more productions at WFT@BU, Huntington, and ArtsEmerson, and collaborating with Boston’s wonderfully talented audio describers. When not audio describing, Ruth captions performances at WFT, sings, co-coordinates the Patient Family Advisory Council at Boston Medical Center, and enjoys the antics of birds and bunnies in her back yard.
Becca A. Lewis
Rose, et al
Becca is tickled to get to be a plant and a reptile! Previously at Wheelock Family Theatre: Charlotte’s Web (Mrs. Arable). Other recent local credits include The Boston Playwrights’ Theatre: The Book Club Play (Ana), Company One/A.R.T: Greater Good (Fern), Apollinaire: Cry it Out (Jessie) and The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart (Prudencia). Ongoing: The Pineapple Project (pineappleproject.org) an original piece for kids ages 3-8 that explores gender creativity.
Fox, et al
Production Manager/Deck Captain
Heather Radovich is a stage and production manager originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. Recent credits include stage manager for Nixon’s Nixon (New Repertory Theatre), stage manager for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Pride & Prejudice (Actors’ Shakespeare Project), stage manager for Power Play (Shakespeare Now! Theatre Company), and stage manager for Priscilla Beach Theatre’s 2018 season. Heather also works as the production manager here at Wheelock Family Theatre @ Boston University. She received her MFA in stage management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and her BA in technical theatre from Sonoma State University. Heather is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. www.heatherradovich.com
Emily serves as Artistic Director of Wheelock Family Theatre at BU, Academic Program Head of BU’s Summer Theatre Institute (BUSTI), and Lecturer for BU’s Opera Institute. She has directed Sweets by Kate, The Cradle Will Rock, and Hydrogen Jukebox for Boston University; Mrs. Packard for Bridge Repertory Theatre Company/Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company; Tongue of a Bird for New Repertory Theatre; 9 Parts of Desire for Playmakers Repertory Company; The Normal Heart, Heisenberg, Romeo and Juliet, Brigadoon, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer for Burning Coal Theatre Company (Company Member since 2002); as well as Blood Wedding and The Body Project for Cornell University. Emily has collaborated as an Associate Director on World of Wires at MIT and Live Video Editor on Persona with Beth Morrison Projects, both productions adapted and directed by Jay Scheib. Previous arts leadership/teaching positions include Assistant Professor of Performing Arts at Wheelock College, Visiting Lecturer at Cornell University, and Artistic Director of ArtsCenter Stage in Carrboro, North Carolina. Emily holds an M.F.A. in Directing from Boston University and a B.A. in Theatre Arts and English from Cornell University.
Kelly S. Kim
is a full-time middle school science teacher of the deaf at Marie Philip School, a K-12 program at The Learning Center for the Deaf in Framingham, MA. Kelly enjoys theater performances and teaching ASL. He has worked as a substitute American Sign Language (ASL) coach for Mother Hicks performance with Emerson Stage in 2015 and had his first ASL consulting job with the Huntington Theater Company with the Tiger Style! 2016 production. In summer of 2019, he recently consulted with Broadway in Boston with its show Dear Evan Hansen. Kelly has been with Wheelock Family Theater as an ASL coach since 2017. Kelly is very grateful to WFT for continually providing ASL access for its Deaf/hard of hearing patrons.
Phyllis Y. Smith* is excited to be working again with Wheelock Family Theatre. In their over 20 years of working in theatre and events, Phyllis has worked on a variety of projects, as production manager, stage manager, event coordinator, and everything in between. Recent productions that Phyllis has worked on include: Speakeasy Stage: Choir Boy (Production Stage Manager), Front Porch Arts Collective and Central Square Theatre: Black Odyssey Boston (Production Stage Manager); Lyric Stage: The Wiz (Production Stage Manager); Tony Williams and City Ballet: Urban Nutcracker (Production Stage Manager); and the Data for Black Lives conference at MIT’s Media Lab (Stage Manager). Phyllis is currently the Director of Venue Operations at the Boston Center for the Arts and Production for the Front Porch Arts Collective, frontporcharts.org, a black theatre company committed to advancing racial equity in Boston through theatre.
Zoë Sundra is thrilled to be working again with Wheelock Family Theatre. Regional costume design credits include “Bright Half Life” with Actors’ Shakespeare Project, “Nixon’s Nixon” at New Repertory Theater, “Ragtime,” “Stuart Little,” and “Charlotte’s Web” at WFT@BU, “Poppea” at New England Conservatory and season four of “Ru Paul’s Drag Race All Stars.”