Amphibian Stage Productions Announces Cast and Creative Team for NORTHSIDE HOLLOW

By: Jan. 12, 2017
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Amphibian Stage Productions announces the cast and creative team for its first main stage play of the 2017 season, Northside Hollow by Jonathan Fielding and Brenda Withers. Starring Jim Jorgensen and Jordan Sobel, the play runs Friday, February 10 through Sunday, March 5 at the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at Amphibian Stage Productions. Supporting artists include Stephanie Cleghorn Jasso and Jake Nice.

When Gene and Marshall become trapped inside a collapsed mine, they are forced to look back on their lives to examine the relationships and events that shaped their lives. Uplifting and redemptive, Northside Hollow explores the deepest questions of life as two men wait in hopes of being rescued.

"An intimate theatre experience, I believe we will all walk away with different interpretations of the main character's journey and be moved to contemplate our own lives in a very profound way," said Kathleen Culebro, Artistic Director of Amphibian Stage Productions.

An actor, director, and playwright, Jonathan Fielding recently filmed co-starring roles on FOX's Gotham and NBC's American Odyssey, as well as the HBO pilot The Devil You Know directed by Gus Van Sant. Co-author, Brenda Withers, recently received the Portland Stage's Clauder Prize for one of her plays. Jim Jorgensen has worked and lived as an actor in Washington, D.C., Dallas, Seattle, Chicago, and Houston and has been a recipient of the Theatre Dallas Theatre Critic's Awards. Jordan Sobel is currently living in Brooklyn, NY and was recently featured in the Triforce Pictures film, Paradise, FL.

Jonathan Fielding will direct, having previously directed The True History of the Tragic Life and Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana, the Ugliest Woman in the World, for Amphibian. Additionally, Northside Hollow will feature scenic design by Seancolin Hankins, lighting design by Andrew Garvis, sound design by David Lanza, props design by Christina McCormick, and costume design by Brittny Mahan.

About the Play

Trapped underground after a deadly collapse, a miner finds his salvation in the arrival of a young and inexperienced first responder. While they wait for additional rescue assistance, they discover they have more in common than they realize. An intimate portrait of mortality, memory, and redemption, this original play will have its regional premiere at Amphibian Stage Productions.

"Even as the men's talk turns to a meditation on mortality, it's rooted in the earth rather than the cosmos." - The Boston Globe

Ticket Information

Tickets to Northside Hollow are $33, with discounts available for seniors, students, members of the theatre community, and groups of 10 or more. To purchase tickets, call 817-923-3012, email, or visit The theater is located at 120 S. Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104.

Northside Hollow opens Friday, February 10 and runs through Sunday, March 5 at Amphibian Stage Productions' Milburn Theatre. Performances Thursday through Saturday will be at 8pm with 2pm Sunday matinees. Friday, February 10 is a private opening night for Amphibian's Devonian members and press and is available by invitation or with the purchase of a $100 ticket.Saturday, February 11 is the members' cast party night and is available to non-members with the purchase of a $50 ticket.

Pay-what-you-wish tickets are available at the door for the final dress rehearsals on Wednesday, February 8 and Thursday, February 9. Dress rehearsals are open to the public; seating is limited and will be first come, first served.

About the Artists

Jonathan Fielding (Playwright/Director) last directed with Amphibian Stage Productions in 2012 with The True History of the Tragic Life and Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana, the Ugliest Woman in the World, a play performed entirely in the dark. Also in 2012, Fielding co-founded the Harbor Stage Company in Wellfleet, MA where he works as an administrator and performer and has directed Jez Butterworth's The River and Tom Stoppard's Artist Descending a Staircase. As a performer, he has worked with Amphibian (Vigil, La Llorona, Below the Belt, and Leonce and Lena), on Broadway (Noises Off, The Seagull, Pygmalion), regionally (Old Globe, Ford's Theatre), and on television (Gotham, American Odyssey). Fielding has an MFA from Rutgers University but is proud to be from Fort Worth where he received his BFA from Texas Christian University. For more information visit

Brenda Withers (Playwright) is a playwright, actor, and founding member of the Harbor Stage Company. She has previously worked with Amphibian Stage Productions in Not Medea as an actor and developing the scripts for The Quixotic Days and Errant Nights of the Knight Errant Don Quixote and The Ding Dongs. Brenda's other plays include Matt & Ben, The Kritik, and String Around My Finger, which was recently awarded Portland Stage's Clauder Prize (premiering Spring 2017). Onstage she has appeared in venues such as Actors Theatre of Louisville, PS122, Geva Theatre Center, McCarter Theatre, and Folger Theatre. Brenda studied drama and religion at Dartmouth College and has enjoyed playwriting residencies with New Georges and the Camargo Foundation.

Jim Jorgensen (Gene) has lived and worked in the Washington DC area for the last 16 years. Some his credits include Tartuffe U/S, Tempest U/S Appeared (Shakespeare Theatre); Hamlet (Taffety Punk); 36 Views, Gilgamesh, Zorro, On the Razzle, Ramayana (Constellation Theatre); The Pillowman, Angels in America I and II, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Mad Forest (Forum Theatre); Born Guilty, Our Suburb (Theatre J); Entertaining Mr. Sloane (Edge of the Universe Players II); Night and Day, Royal Hunt of the Sun, The Bacchae, Lady Chatterley's Lover (WSC Avant Bar); Much Ado About Nothing (Folger Theatre); Buried Child (Keegan Theatre); A Clockwork Orange, Hedda Gabler, Writer's Cramp (Scena Theatre); Flu Season, The Trial (Catalyst Theater); Boy Gets Girl (Theatre Alliance); and Fit to be Tied, Betrayal (Fountainhead Theatre). Jim received his MFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University. For more information visit

Jordan Sobel (Marshall) is originally from San Diego, CA but currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. His previous credits include Disgraced, Twelfth Night, and All The Way (Asolo Repertory Theatre); The Donkey Show (American Repertory Theatre); The Corn is Green (The Huntington Theatre); She Kills Monsters (Company One); and Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare Now). Jordan is also a fight director and a percussionist. He holds an MFA in Acting from The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training and a BA in Literature from Boston University. Jordan would like to thank his parents for their continuous love and support.

Stephanie Cleghorn Jasso was last seen as Mari in Undermain Theatre's production of so go the ghosts of méxico. In 2015 she received recognition for Outstanding Acting Performance by the DFW Theater Critics Forum for her work in Lydia with Cara Mía and Best Actress by Mark Lowry of TheaterJones. She has worked with DGDG, Shakespeare Dallas, Dallas Theater Center, Cara Mía Theatre Co., Undermain Theatre, The Tribe, Shakespeare in the Bar, Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico, Dead White Zombies, Teatro Dallas, Hip Pocket Theatre, Artes de la Rosa, and Artisan Center Theater. Stephanie works as a theatre administrator with Cara Mía Theatre Co. where she also serves as an artistic ensemble member, is a teaching artist, and continues her studies as an actress under Blake Hackler.

Jake Nice is a director, actor and musician in DFW. Directing credits include Hypochondria (The Tribe); The Burial at Thebes, In the Boom Boom Room (SMU); and staged readings of The Sinister Ones (Stage West) and Tough Love (SMU). Jake has also worked as Assistant Director in Romeo & Juliet, Medea (Dallas Theater Center); 10 Out of 12 (Undermain Theatre), and Martyr (Second Thought Theatre). Acting credits include 10 Out of 12 (Undermain Theatre), Spring Awakening (Runway Theatre), and Amphibian Stage Production's staged reading of Music City, USA. Jake has composed original music for Midas (PrismCo); Frosty: Songs of Redemption, John Aceman: Secret Agent (House Party Theatre); and a workshop of In the Tall Grass (Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs), which will receive a full production in September 2017 via TeCo Productions. In addition to his theatre work, Jake plays with local bands Surprising Flavor, Hophead Talk and acoustic duo Jake & Trevor. He received his BFA in Theatre Studies from Southern Methodist University.

About Amphibian Stage Productions

Amphibian Stage Productions is a non-profit theatre company founded in 2000 by three alumni of TCU's Department of Theatre who strive to produce innovative and engaging works of theatre that inspire new ideas, opens new doors, and increases our understanding of the vast world around us. Now in its seventeenth season, Amphibian has produced numerous groundbreaking and challenging plays (some regional premieres, others U.S. or world premieres) that foster a deeper understanding of ourselves as members of the global community. The company is widely recognized for its stylistically and thematically varied scripts.

Committed to nurturing young and diverse audiences, Amphibian has developed a strong internship program, a summer acting workshop for teens, and a dynamic outreach project, Tad-Poles, that is steadily increasing the company's visibility and following. The group travels to schools and community centers, performing and spreading a message of multicultural collaboration and tolerance.

Amphibian is generously funded by the Amon G. Carter Foundation, Ann L. and Carol Greene Rhodes Charitable Trust, Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Fifth Avenue Foundation, Mary Potishman Lard Trust, Pangburn Foundation, Thomas M., Helen McKee & John P. Ryan Foundation, Sid W. Richardson Foundation, Shubert Foundation, Southwest Bank, Texas Commission on the Arts, Wells Fargo Bank, William E. Scott Foundation, North Texas Giving Day and the Devonian Society, a group of Amphibian's devoted donors who are proud to be the force behind nurturing the next generation of artists and audiences.


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