DirectorJacob Clark Boggs
Jacob Clark Boggs is a small town boy from "The Good Life State" of Nebraska. (He knows! The jokes lost on him as well.) After studying at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in Chelsea, Jacob has acted in a variety of shows including: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, A Christmas Carol, Stage Door, Annie, Suessical, Beauty And The Beast, and Into The Woods to name a few. He has also been featured in films such as Mannu and Saving Borsha. Additionally Jacob makes pop music under the alias of Juniper J. He is honored and privileged to be making his Directorial Debut with Lynn Nottage’s ground breaking and iconic play Sweat. He would also like to thank The Heights Players for trusting him with such an important play. To the cast and crew, thank you for your hard work, dedication, and for taking a chance on a small town boy with a dream! To Corrine and Michelle thank you! If it weren’t for you I’d be a blubbering mess, your keen eyes and wisdom made me a better director, nay, a better person. To my mom and dad, thank you for your continued support, and your undying love. Thank you.
Assistant DirectorMichelle Maccarone
Michelle has been actively involved at The Heights players since 2015. Favorite roles include: Vera in Mame, Domina in …Forum and Boo in The Last Night Of Ballyhoo. Favorite behind the scenes credits include Valentine (Assistant Director) Amahl and the Night Visitors (Director), Fairy Tail (Assistant Director), The Laramie Project (Assistant Director) and Clybourne Park (Props). Blog and podcast: Vintageoldbiddy.com
Stage ManagerCorrine Contrino
Corrine has stage managed numerous productions at The Heights Players, most recently Getting Away With Murder and Night Watch. She is happy to be working with friends on Jacob’s mainstage directorial debut.
Sound DesignGerman Bosquez
This is German's ninth show with The Heights Players. He has designed sound for Mame, Rumors, The Women, Gingerbread Lady, Come Back To The Five & Dime Jimmy Dean Jimmy Dean, Crazy For You, Breakfast At Tiffany’s and most recently Getting Away With Murder. A Brooklyn resident, he is happy to be back after a 20-month hiatus! Previously, he was the resident sound designer for Center Stage Community Playhouse and Throggs Neck Community Players in the Bronx for over 25 years. He sends his love to his wife of 14 years Lisa!
Lighting DesignLeo J. Contrino
Leo is a member of our Executive Committee and has designed a multitude of shows over the past 20 years. This season he designed lights for Night Watch and Getting Away With Murder. Past favorite designs were West Side Story, Rumors and Twelve Angry Men. He is happy to be working with this talented cast and crew on Jacob’s directorial debut.
Fight DirectorMichael Hagins
has done every Shakespeare play in the Canon as an actor, director or fight director, and is also an award-winning playwright. Michael recently worked on the Fools & Kings Project's Richard III and the off-Broadway production of Doctor Frankenstein. He has won Outstanding Choreography for his work The Quest of the Hero, and been nominated in seven different shows for Best Fight Choreography. Thank you all for coming out and supporting these amazing actors and crew, and for supporting the arts!
Set Design & ConstructionGary VanderPutten
This will be the third Lynn Nottage set that Gary has designed built. And, this the first time he is working with Jacob Boggs in his directorial debut at the Heights Players. Always love working a bar scene. One with a half round bar was an interesting challenge. Many thanks to his assistants - master carpenter Mike Janove, the painting team of Amanda Enriquez, Felisha Heng & Jacob Boggs, and to Jan, his property (and otherwise) mistress.
s happy to be a part of Jacob Boggs’ creative team for Sweat, his debut mainstage production. Jan has been a part of The Heights Players since 1976, working on pretty much everything, including back-seat directing. She became interested in props on Brigadoon in 1991, and it took a long time before searching for cereal boxes, table lighters and Christmas ornaments became enjoyable. Thanks to husband Gary for his organization of our prop inventory, something much appreciated and long overdue. (“It looks like a store!”)
Costume DesignKerry Wolf
is thrilled to be working on another Lynn Nottage play. Other costume credits include Ruined, The Games Afoot, Twelve Angry Men and Waiting In The Wings. Earlier this season he directed his first main stage production Getting Away With Murder. Acting credits include Young Ben in Follies in 1983 and recently as Gary Essendine in Present Laughter, Gonzalez in Summer And Smoke, Pat Denning in 42nd Street, Lenny in Rumors and William Gillette in The Games Afoot. He is a three decade veteran of The Heights Players plays and musicals ranging from A Chorus Line, La Cage Aux Folles, Cabaret, Anatomy Of A Murder, The Philadelphia Story, Rumors. Stage manager for Yentl and Miracle On 34th Street.
Lighting TechnicianRichard D. Allen
Lighting Technician for Heights Players recent productions of Getting Away with Murder and Night Watch. Past seasons HP productions of Breakfast At Tiffanys, Our Lady of 121st Street, The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe and The Last Night Of Ballyhoo. Other HP credits include, Assistant Stage Manager for My Fair Lady and Production Stage Manager for John Bourne directed shows such as Blithe Spirit, Light Up The Sky, Murder On The Nile and Night Must Fall.
Sound TechnicianBradley Chambers