Jan Phillips (Carol)
After having been a part of Austin theatre for many years, Jan’s most recent performance was in John Gabriel Borkman for Different Stages. She is a co-founding member of Southwest Theatre Productions.
Amber Quick (Claire)
Amber Quick is thrilled to make her debut with Jarrott Productions. An Alabama native, Amber landed in Austin by way of New York a few years ago and has had the pleasure of working with wonderful companies around town like Zach Theatre, Present Company, The Vortex, and Austin Shakespeare. Local awards include: B. Iden Payne - Outstanding Ensemble Performance - Spiker, James & the Giant Peach. B. Iden Payne, Austin Critic's Table, and Central Texas Excellence in Theatre Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Drama - Stella, A Streetcar Named Desire.
Janelle Buchanan (Patricia)
Janelle is a veteran actress with dozens of stage, film and commercial credits. The recipient of multiple B. Iden Payne and Austin Critics Table nominations and awards, she was most recently seen in Austin Shakespeare's Present Laughter.
Michael Miller (Ian)
This is Michael’s first appearance with Jarrott Productions. Recent credits include: Dirksen/Levison/Ensemble in The Great Society, Bob in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Gareth in One Man, Two Guvnors & Humphrey in All the Way at ZACH; Isaac in Disgraced at Austin Playhouse; Morris in Present Laughter, Iago in Othello, Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire with Austin Shakespeare.
Steve Williams (Mark)
Steve has spent the last decade performing for Austin area audiences. Recent credits include: Laurence in LONE RIDERS, Mr. Webb in OUR TOWN, and the Narrator in BLOOD BROTHERS, with Trinity Street Players. Other performances include Benjamin in RENT, Houdini in RAGTIME and ensemble in LES MISERABLES (ZACH); EVITA, LEND ME A TENOR, A FEW GOOD MEN, HELLO DOLLY, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Georgetown Palace) SLEEPING BEAUTY (The Vortex), and ASSASSINS (Soubrette Productions). Steve has designed sets for Georgetown Palace Theater’s productions of CABARET, WIZARD OF Oz, GREASE and TARZAN (BWW award for scenic design).
David R. Jarrott (Brian)
Currently appearing as J. Edgar Hoover in THE GREAT SOCIETY at Zach Theatre; previously seen in Jarrott Productions’ FREUD’S LAST SESSION (B. Iden Payne Nomination, Best Actor) and THE PRICE (Broadway World Austin Awards Nomination, Best Supporting Actor). Last summer David served as a staging consultant for one of the plays in the Chelsea Rep LAB’s annual Festival of Short Plays in New York City. After a 4-decade career as a #1 rated radio personality, David was inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame in 2011. He began Jarrott Productions in 2015, and his first two plays as a producer have netted a total of 15 award nominations so far.
"..though I was expecting a comedy I was treated to something better, something more deft, taut as a tendon, gritty and very endearing."
“In this staging by Robert Tolaro, an experienced cast really digs up the characters' buried attitudes with fervent conviction…”
"(Director Robert) Tolaro has brought together a fine and natural cast for an intimate look at a family we can all understand."
"It's refreshing really, to see actors who aren't 'acting' when, with a script like this, there's an open invitation to chew the scenery."
“As one might expect, the success of a play like this relies largely on the cast. Director Robert Tolaro’s faith in his cast pays off, as all the performances are strong, and some are quite staggering.”
“Emotionally potent and strikingly beautiful, THE HERD is not one to miss.”
Michael Miller (Ian); Steve Williams (Mark); Amber Quick (Claire) - Photo by David Kroll
Amber Quick (Claire); Jan Phillips (Carol); Janelle Buchanan (Patricia); David R. Jarrott (Brian) - Photo by David Kroll
Janelle Buchanan (Patricia); Amber Quick (Claire); David R. Jarrott (Brian); Steve Williams (Mark) - Photo by David Kroll
Jan Phillips (Carol) - Photo by Chris Conard
Michael Miller (Ian); Jan Phillips (Carol) - Photo by Chris Conard
Michael Miller (Ian); Janelle Buchanan (Patricia); Steve Williams (Mark); Amber Quick (Claire); David R. Jarrott (Brian) - Photo by Chris Conard
Michael Miller (Ian) - Photo by Chris Conard
Steve Williams (Mark) - Photo by Chris Conard
Janelle Buchanan (Patricia); David R. Jarrott (Brian) - Photo by Chris Conard
Janelle Buchanan (Patricia); Jan Phillips (Carol) - Photo by Chris Conard
Janelle Buchanan (Patricia); Jan Phillips (Carol); David R. Jarrott (Brian); Steve Williams (Mark) - Photo by Chris Conard
Scene Design/Technical Director
Assistant Scene Designer/Production Assistant
Amanda Cooley Davis
Board of Directors
Patricia Gervan-Brown Denise Hodgson David R. Jarrott Mark A. Kiester Russell Morrison
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