A Streetcar Named Desire
May 10–19, 2018
“A Streetcar Named Desire,” one of the most critically acclaimed and beloved plays in the history of American theater, is the story of a troubled former schoolteacher, Blanche DuBois, after she leaves a small town in Mississippi and moves in with her sister (Stella) and her sister’s husband (Stanley) in New Orleans. With her flirtatious Southern-belle attitude, Blanche upends the precarious relationship between her sister and brother-in-law, leading to even greater conflict during her brief stay.
The Dark Room at the Grandel will feature late night jazz following each evening performance
Blanche du Bois
Brown is a local actress and yoga instructor. She is thrilled to be joining the Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis for a second year, and is so grateful to all those involved in the creation. She thanks the cast and crew, her dear friends and family, and especially Jon, for all the love and support.
Clarke is an actress, director, educator, musician and videographer/editor. As an actress, she has showcased her craft with the St Louis Black Repertory Theatre Company, Unity Theatre Ensemble, UpStream Theatre Company, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Gitana Productions and Hot City Theatre Company. She is the co-founder of two Improvisational Theatre Companies: Just-us Improvisational Theatre Company and The SpontaNubians; and has been nominated twice for a Kevin Kline Best Supporting Actress award. This recently retired middle-school drama instructor looks forward to refurbishing her dream home (currently under construction) and traveling.
DiLoreno is delighted to be playing among such a brilliant cast and creative team. It is his privilege to inhabit monumental text through rhythm, sound and movement, and explore human behavior in the warm company of this engaged audience.
A Texas native, Dvorak is currently a member of The Rep’s resident touring ensemble, Imaginary Theatre Company. A May 2017 graduate of Webster University’s Conservatory, she played the role of Belle in The Rep’s A Christmas Carol. More recently, Dvorak was one of four playwrights selected for the 2018 Aphra Behn Emerging Artists’ Showcase where her play, The Accident of Sex, was produced by SATE Ensemble Theatre.
Flekier is beyond excited to return to Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis for his second production. Jacob is a student at Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts. His professional credits include: Will Mr. Merriwether Return from Memphis? (Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis), 9 to 5: The Musical, and Joseph...Dreamcoat (STAGES St. Louis). He has also appeared in [title of show] and The Drowsy Chaperone at Webster Conservatory of Theatre Arts. He would like to thank all of his Webster professors and mentors for all their guidance and support, as well as his family for their endless love and encouragement.
Loui is happy to join the cast of Streetcar, marking her first appearance with the Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis. Recent appearances in St. Louis include roles with New Jewish Theater (The How and The Why), Mustard Seed Theater (As It Is In Heaven and Dancing At Lughnasa, recognized for “Best Ensemble of 2017”) and The Repertory Theater of St. Louis (To Kill A Mockingbird, A Christmas Carol). Additionally she has enjoyed multiple roles with Upstream Theater, The Black Rep, Insight Theatre, and Imaginary Theatre Company, among others. Amy enjoys ongoing work in film and as a voice talent and is grateful for her life in the theater.
Munoz is excited to join the Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis for the first time. Previous credits include: Romeo + Juliet (Education Tour, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis), Antony and Cleopatra (Shakespeare Festival St. Louis), Peter and the Starcatcher (Repertory Theatre of Saint Louis), and In the Heights (RS-Theatrics).
Narcisi is excited to make his St. Louis debut. He recently finished playing Miles in Tuck Everlasting at the Children’s Theatre of Madison. He has also worked with the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Renaissance Theaterworks, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, the Great River Shakespeare Festival, Theater Red, Theatre Lila, Truepenny Theatre, and Riverside Theatre in the Park (Iowa City). For more information and some pictures of his dogs follow @NickNarcisi or visit www.NickNarcisi.com.
Pastrana graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Theatre and Drama. She has appeared in performances with New Line Theatre, Upstream Theatre and Shakespeare Theatre. Most recently, she danced for Consuming Kinetics Dance Company.
Sickmann marks his Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis debut as Mitch. He recently appeared in Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates (Metro Theatre Company), The Feast (STLAS), Waiting for the Erie Lackawanna and How’s Bruno (LaBute New Theater Festival). The native St. Louisan studied at Murray State University, University of Akron, and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Hollywood with teachers Scott Reiniger, Judith Bohannon, Rob Adler, among others. Los Angeles theater roles include John Dodge (Middletown), Satan (Last Days of Judas Iscariot) at Lost Angels Productions, which he co-founded. Favorite roles include Frank Elgin in The Country Girl, Sweeney in Sweeney Todd and Fonzie in the Ohio regional premiere of Happy Days, the Musical.