Abe's theater experience

(Last Update: 21:24 PDT 21 June 2017 )

Abe has enjoyed doing theater since an early age. Here is as complete a list of his performances as we can recall (plus theater tech classes). Information about other aspects of Abe's life can be found on his web page.

date title producer director role(s)
2000? What Happened to the Dinosaurs? Granary Preschool Jim Allen Paleontologist
2001? The Balloon Seller (video) Granary Preschool Jim Allen Balloon Seller (also a co-author)
2002 Sleeping Beauty Santa Cruz Parks and Rec. Gina Camarillo Wall of Thorns
Summer 2003 Kamp Kaos Santa Cruz Parks and Rec. Gina Camarillo Wendell
Spring 2004 Trickster Hare's Feast Meridian School (Seattle) Mr. Holmes villager
31 July 2004 Wizard of Oz Pisces Moon Terri Steinmann Hank / Macintosh Apple Tree / Poppy
2004-2005 Harry Potter skits recess theater@Bay View School self-directed various roles
16 March 2005 Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship Pisces Moon@Bay View School Terri Steinmann Boromir
2 July 2005 James and the Giant Peach Pisces Moon Terri Steinmann Grasshopper
24 July 2005 The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Pisces Moon Terri Steinmann Edmund
6 Aug 2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (4) Pisces Moon Terri Steinmann Bartemius Crouch Sr. / Bartemius Crouch Jr.
16 Dec. 2005 Scenes from the Epic of Gilgamesh Spring Hill School Abe Karplus Gilgamesh (also author)
17 Dec. 2005 Stuart Little Pisces Moon Terri Steinmann Mr. Frederick C. Little / Mr. Clydesdale
1 March 2006 improv Water the Weeds Joya Winwood
22 March 2006 Foolish Tales Spring Hill School 4th grade Liliana Moraru and Liz Fowler Simon the Dairyman
19,20,21 May 2006 Star Wars: a New Hope Pisces Moon Terri Steinmann Cast 1: General Dodonna, Cast 2: Luke Skywalker
22 July 2006 The Mad Adventures of Mr. Toad Pisces Moon Mandy Metcalfe, Alyssa Escobar, and Eleni Giannis Judge, Foxy the Fox
18 August 2006 Peter Pan Puppets Pisces Moon Dara Thornton Peter Pan
12 Dec. 2006 About the Magic Flute Spring Hill School 5th grade Liliana Moraru Tom
May 2007 Mean Mr. Mustard gets the Walrus Treatment (video) Spring Hill School 5th grade Bob Biegert Mean Mr. Mustard (#1)
2-3 June 2007 Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Pisces Moon Mandy Metcalfe King Arthur
4 June 2007 The Shotgun a radio play Spring Hill School 5th grade Kirsten Olsen Railway Porter (also author)
6-7 July 2007 Robin Hood West End Studio Theatre Mandy Metcalfe Friar Tuck
22 July 2007 Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince (6) West End Studio Theatre Mandy Metcalfe and Terri Steinmann Hufflepuff student/Caractus Burke/Dean Thomas/Fenrir Greyback
17-18 August 2007 Adventures of a Comic Book Artist West End Studio Theatre Kelsey Holtaway Kid #5/Dr. Shock Clock
2-3 April 2008 Final Dress Rehearsal West End Studio Theatre Mandy Metcalfe "Author"
16 April 2008 Fairly Stupid Tales Spring Hill School 6th grade Jennifer Riddle Jack (the narrator)
22 May 2008 Dis-connected Spring Hill School 5th grade Bob Biegert understudy for Kabir
5 June 2008 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (1) West End Studio Theatre Eleni Giannis Harry Potter
7–18 July 2008 Acting for the Camera Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Doree Steinmann various short roles (including Stephen Hawking)
8, 10 August 2008 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (7) West End Studio Theatre Terri Steinmann Dirk Cresswell, Mundungus Fletcher, Bogrod, James Potter
2,3,4 July 2009 M*A*S*H WEST Performing Arts Terri Steinmann Father Mulcahy (also graphic design)
6-10 July 2009 Tech Training and Board Ops class WEST Performing Arts Ronn Reinberg
24, 25 July 2009 Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events WEST Performing Arts Dara Thornton Lemony Snicket (also graphic design)
7 June 2010 A Midsummer Night's Dream Georgiana Bruce Kirby 8th-grade play Nigel Sanders-Self and MarNae Taylor Puck and Philostrate
22,25 July 2010 The Other Side of Sanity Pauline James Pauline James Robert
7 August 2010 On Board with the Bard: A Love Story WEST Performing Arts with Shakespeare Santa Cruz various actors and staff of Shakespeare Santa Cruz Sonnet 29, Proteus, ensemble.
14 August 2010 First Conservatory WEST Performing Arts Terri Steinmann Alfonso Churchill (Spoon River Anthology), Linus
Sept 2010–Jan 2011 Theater class Santa Cruz High School Lara Yurman
19–21 November 2010 The Lightning Thief WEST Performing Arts Terri Steinmann Sophocles cast: Hades, Boy #1, fountain; Euripides cast: Luke, Student #2
30 April 2011 The Hound of the Baskervilles WEST Performing Arts Terri Steinmann Sherlock Holmes
30 June–2 July 2011 The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy WEST Performing Arts Terri Steinmann Mr. Prosser, Narrator, Vroomfondel
6 August 2011 Teen Conservatory—Shakespeare's Disguises WEST Performing Arts (with Shakespeare Santa Cruz) John Pasha Sylvius, Malvolio, Sonnet 64, Ensemble
2–3 December 2011 Egad, the Woman in White WEST Performing Arts Lori Rivera Sir Percival Glyde
11 March 2012 A Whole Lotta Bogus Dinosaur Prom,
WEST Performing Arts
Terri Steinmann & Hunter Wallraff Introduction. Games: Freezedance; He Said, She Said; Herald; The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly; Karate Chop
13 April 2012 AFE Talent Sharing Alternative Family Education Jasmin Gerer (M.C.) monologue from Cyrano de Bergerac
22 April 2012 Donations are welcome Dinosaur Prom,
WEST Performing Arts
Terri Steinmann & Hunter Wallraff improv troupe
28–29 April 2012 On the Fringe WEST Performing Arts Terri Steinmann & Hunter Wallraff Speaker (Sexy and I know it), Hallucination (The Doll), Dad (The Best Daddy)
18 May 2012 School Days @ MAH Dinosaur Prom,
WEST Performing Arts
Terri Steinmann & Hunter Wallraff improv troupe
19–22 July 2012 Hunger Games: the Great Debate WEST Performing Arts Terri Steinmann Seneca Crane (Thurs/Sat), Peacekeeper/Tribute (Fri/Sun)
18 August 2012 Venus and Adonis WEST Performing Arts (with Shakespeare Santa Cruz) John Pasha Adonis (one of several), Friar Lawrence, Iachimo
2 December 2012 "Creature from the Marine" Dinosaur Prom,
WEST Performing Arts
Hunter Wallraff improv troupe
19–20 January 2013 The Imaginary Invalid WEST Ensemble Players,
WEST Performing Arts
Hunter Wallraff Thomas Defois, Old Woman (Gypsy play)
3 March 2013 "Gotta Catch 'em All" Dinosaur Prom,
WEST Performing Arts
Hunter Wallraff improv troupe
28 April 2013 "This Town Ain't Big Enough for the Ten of Us" Dinosaur Prom,
WEST Performing Arts
Hunter Wallraff improv troupe
4–5 May 2013 The Outsiders WEST Ensemble Players,
WEST Performing Arts
Terri Steinmann & Hunter Wallraff Randy Adderson (a Soc), Mr. Syme (a teacher)
12 May 2013 "Ceiling Sailor" (Santa Cruz Improv Fest) Dinosaur Prom,
WEST Performing Arts
Hunter Wallraff improv troupe
5–7 July 2013 Ferris Bueller's Day Off WEST Performing Arts Terri Steinmann, Hunter Wallraff Tom Bueller (the father) and Anheiser (a student) in cast 2, Policeman in cast 1
19 July 2013 Actors' Conservatory WEST Performing Arts Ailin Conant of Theatre Témoin M.C./security guard in Robin Hood, Huntsman/mirror/dwarves in Snow White, ensemble in Finding Nemo
17 August 2013 Uneasy, an exploration of Henry V (Teen Conservatory) WEST Performing Arts (with Shakespeare Santa Cruz) Sarah Kate Anderson Henry V (one of many), Chorus (one of many), Dauphin
3 November 2013 "Planet of the Abes" Dinosaur Prom,
WEST Performing Arts
Hunter Wallraff improv troupe
19 November 2013 Discrete Cities 1 Bruce Bratton's "Universal Grapevine" on KSZC 88.1 FM reading his story for Bookshop Santa Cruz Young Writers' Contest
21–22 Dec 2013 Inspecting Carol WEST Ensemble Players,
WEST Performing Arts
Terri Steinmann & Hunter Wallraff Sidney Carlton (hence, Jacob Marley and Fezziwig)
30 Dec 2013–3 Jan 2014 interactive site-specific theatre WEST Performing Arts Ailin Conant of Theatre Témoin
18–19 Jan 2014 Call of the Wild WEST Performing Arts Terri Steinmann, Hunter Wallraff, Sarah Kate Anderson John Thornton, a husky, a narrator
25–26 Jan 2014 Mostly in the Timing Alternative Family Education (with WEST Performing Arts) Clara Burros, Terri Steinmann, Malakai Wade, and Ari Kellet Frank Mikula in "Mere Mortals", Horace in "Time Flies", Leon Trotsky in "Variations on the Death of Trotsky", Collin in "Elevator", Pedestrian and Unemployment Worker in "Degas, C'est Moi"
2 February 2014 "Soup or Bowl" Dinosaur Prom,
WEST Performing Arts
Hunter Wallraff improv troupe
9 February 2014 WEST Variety Show WEST Performing Arts Mark Antony (Caesar's funeral speech), Horace in "Time Flies"
23 March 2014 Dinosaur Prom,
WEST Performing Arts
Hunter Wallraff improv troupe
25 April 2014 AFE Talent Sharing Alternative Family Education Therese Johannesson (M.C.) monologue "But Soft" from Woody Allen's Without Feathers
9–11 May 2014 Much Ado About Nothing WEST Ensemble Players,
WEST Performing Arts
Alissa Lund Don John
16 May 2014 A Really Big Meteor: extinction of the dinosaurs Dinosaur Prom,
WEST Performing Arts
Hunter Wallraff improv troupe
11–13 July 2014 Beetlejuice WEST Performing Arts Otho
9 August 2014 Villains and Braggarts WEST Performing Arts (with Santa Cruz Shakespeare) John Pasha Sonnet 133, Malvolio, Richard III, Theseus
22 August 2014 Bon Bon Voyage (fund raiser) WEST Performing Arts Modern Major General, Woody Allen's Shakespeare monolog
12 March 2015 Scene from Chekhov's A Marriage Proposal UCSB THTR 5: Intro to acting Joyelle Ball Ivan Vassiliyitch Lomov
30–31 May 2015 Plays Against Humanity UCSB's Multicultural Center Drama Company various
14 August 2015 Reduced Romeo and Juliet WEST Performing Arts (with Santa Cruz Shakespeare) John Pasha Romeo (Act III)
10–11 March 2016 A Pair of Pantalones UCSB College of Creative Studies Gerry Hansen Fichetto
4–5 June 2016 Love's Labour's Lost UCSB Shakespeare in the Park Gerry Hansen Boyet
13 August 2016 Lysistrata WEST Performing Arts John Pasha Magistrate/Athenian Ambassador/Men's Chorus
Winter 2017 UCSB THTR 140A: Advanced Acting Workshop
10–11 June 2017 A Midsummer Night's Dream UCSB Shakespeare in the Park Gerry Hansen Peter Quince

Director's notebook

For his 9th grade drama class at high school, Abe had to make a director's notebook for Act II, Scene 1 of "A Midsummer Night's Dream". He decided to do the notebook in HTML, and wrote JavaScript code to auto-number the lines of the play and provide cross-references. As the assignment called for, he did include a costume drawing, set design, notes on blocking, motivation, props, and so forth.

For his 10th grade dramatic literature class, Abe chose to create a director's notebook for Twelfth Night. He again used HTML and a little JavaScript to make the notebook. His basic idea was to set the play in fedual Japan, and he researched names, costumes, and set design. He used Photoshop to create the costume and set drawings.

Scripts Abe has written

Abe sometimes enjoys writing a play. Here are a few he has written:
date title performed
December 2005 Scenes from the Epic of Gilgamesh Spring Hill School 16 Dec. 2005
May 2007 The Shotgun a radio play Spring Hill School 4 June 2007
June 2007 The Third-story Bedroom no

Abe's videos

Abe took a video class his freshman year in high school. Here are some of the videos his teacher posted:

sketch of Kevin Karplus by Abe
Kevin Karplus's home page
Abe with glasses
Abe's home page
Abe as Alfonso Churchill
Abe's theater page

Questions about page content should be directed to Kevin Karplus
Biomolecular Engineering
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
USA
karplus@soe.ucsc.edu
1-831-459-4250
318 Physical Sciences Building

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