Production Team for As One
Chris Bocchiaro (Lighting Designer) is pleased join Boston Opera Collaborative once more, having previously designed Albert Herring, Rinaldo, Our Town, Faust, Idomeneo Chris’ work can be seen throughout the greater Boston Area, recently at: Actors’ Shakespeare Project, imaginary beasts, Hub Theatre Copany, The Lyric Stage Company, Speakeasy Stage, Boston Public Works, Apollinaire Theatre, Theatre on Fire, Fresh Ink Theatre, Flat Earth Theatre, Fort Point Theatre Channel,The Company Theatre, Gloucester Stage, and Emerson Stage. Chris was the recipient of the 2013 IRNE award for Hairy Tales. He holds a BFA in Theatre Design and Technology from Emerson College. www.chrisbocchiaro.com
Lauren Burke (Stage Manager) is excited to be back with BOC after stage managing Idomeneo in 2016. Other credits include: North Shore Music Theatre, Harvard University, Suffolk University, Poets’ Theatre, Israeli Stage, Boston Ballet and Actors’ Shakespeare Project. She is a recent graduate of Suffolk University.
Tazzy Cole (Costume Design) is a professional designer, tailor, and currently a graduate student at Boston University studying Costume Production. She is a passionate advocator for queer and trans visibility and is thrilled to be working on this production as it thoughtfully highlights a trans narrative. With the opening just two days after her birthday, Tazzy is excited to start her 31st year surrounded by great art and people.
Annalise Fosnight (Assistant Stage Manager) is so excited to be working again with Boston Opera Collaborative! She has previously worked on RENT, The Lucid and Fractured Inferno with Suffolk University. Other Credits include, Evita (Interlochen Center for the Arts), The Heart of Robin Hood (Interlochen Center for the Arts), Out of Many (In Good Company), Midsummer Night’s Dream (Actors’ Shakespeare Project SYI), Idomeneo (Boston Opera Collaborative).
Mitchell Girgasky (Production Manager/Master Electrician) is happy to be working with Boston Opera Collaborative once again. Previous work with BOC includes Faust et Marguerite (ME), Family Feuds (ME), and The Dangerous Liaisons (Co-LD/ME). Other work includes The 36th Annual EVVY Awards (LD) and the Emerson Recognition and Achievement Awards (LD) for Emerson College, Chalk (Co-LD) for RareWorks Theatre Company, and Titanic (ME) for Emerson Stage. Next: Lighting Design for the 2018 Emerson Recognition and Achievement Awards at Emerson College.
Aaron Henry (Video Consultant) is a Boston-based video technician and projection designer. His recent design credits include: Metamorphosis: a study of light and movement (Dance Company Worcester), Parade (Boston University), and “Brick-Brack” an urban installation. Assistant Projection Design credits include Sunday in the park with George (Huntington Theater Company Designed by Zachary Borovay), and Sondheim on Sondheim (Lyric Stage designed by Seaghan McKay). He is a recent graduate of Boston University (BFA Lighting Design).
Laura McHugh (Supertitles Operator), soprano, is active on the Boston music scene as a singer of the operatic and sacred repertoire. Laura was most recently seen as Vitellia in Promenade Opera Project’s immersive production of La Clemenza di Tito, and Giulietta in Longy Opera's production of The Tales of Hoffmann. She appeared in The Maid of Orleans with Odyssey Opera and The Demon with Commonwealth Lyric Theatre (Boston premiere). She will next perform in Longy Opera’s productions of The Medium (Mrs. Gobineau) and Beethoven’s rarely-performed Vesta’s Feuer (Volivia). Laura is currently pursuing her Masters of Music in Opera Performance at the Longy School of Music of Bard College, where she studies under the tutelage of Karyl Ryczek.
Jessica Pizzuti (Technical Director) is pleased to be joining the Boston Opera Collaborative team for As One. She has previously worked in a variety of scenic capacities at UMass Lowell, The Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Huntington Theatre Company, Barrington Stage, and many other Boston-area theaters. She is currently a freelance scenic designer and technical director, and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Theater Arts from Brandeis University. pizzutiScenery.com