The Loush Sisters Pay Per View (Buffer This!)
The Creative Production Team Includes:
Raymond Bobgan - Producer
Michael Seevers Jr. - Associate Director, Music Director, & Pianist
Cole Wyeth Sajovie - Stage Manager
Kerry Patterson - Costume Designer
Ryan T. Patterson - Scenic & Lighting Designer
Kasey Gilder - Sound Consultant
About Co-Creator Liz Conway
Liz Conway is thrilled to be reviving the Loush Sisters for another go-round of holiday debauchery. As co-creator and performer, Liz has been living the Loush Sister life for over 15 years. She is proud to be called a core artist at CPT and is an award-winning actor who has performed on stages throughout Northeast Ohio. She currently serves on the Board of Directors at Talespinner Children’s Theatre, the only professional children’s theatre in Cleveland. When not doing extensive research into booze and pop songs, she is raising the next generation of Loush Sisters with her husband in Cleveland.
About Co-Creator, Associate Director, Music Director, & pianist Michael Seevers Jr.
Michael began his college studies as a Spanish Education major at Bowling Green State University, but the theatre bug was still too great and he switched his major to Theatre Management at Baldwin Wallace College. Michael is a classically trained pianist, as well as a singer, dancer, and actor. He has performed, in all capacities, all over Northeast Ohio. He won a best lead actor award for his work as Sparky in Forever Plaid. Michael was Carlo Cannoli in Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding for a year run at the Hanna Theatre. In 2001 he became “Mr. Bitch” in Cleveland Public Theatre’s wildly successful two-season run of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, culminating in the Original Cleveland Cast Recording. In 2003 during Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge at CPT, he met cast members Beth Wood and Liz Conway and the Spleeny Sisters were born – later changing the name to The Loush Sisters (that’s loose and lush, but fancy) for their 2011 Playhouse Square one-act production.
About Co-Creator & Director Beth Wood
Beth Wood is the Associate Artistic Director & Director of Production at CPT. As a director of adventurous scripted work, she has been honored as a director of superior achievement by the Cleveland Critics Circle in 2016, 2015, and 2013, and has directed seven world premieres and eight regional premieres, during her twelve-year tenure at CPT. In 2016, she was awarded a TCG Leadership U[niversity] Continuing Ed grant to research long-term new play development models across the country. Recently, she has been working with Nikkole Salter to develop Nikkole’s new play Breakout Session (or Frogorse), a CPT commission supported by the National New Play Network, and will direct the world premiere in February 2020. Her CPT directing credits include Gloria by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Lines in the Dust by Nikkole Salter, the NNPN Rolling World Premiere of in a word by Lauren Yee, There Is a Happiness That Morning Is by Mickle Maher, Barbecue and Antebellum by Robert O’Hara, FEVER/DREAM by Sheila Callaghan, Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them by Christopher Durang, and BOOM by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb.