Scoundrel & Scamp Staff
Bryan Rafael Falcón
Artistic & Co-Managing Director
Bryan is an award-winning director (MFA Directing, Western Illinois, 2001) and tech entrepreneur with a passion for both education and building and scaling successful organizations.
At the S&S Bryan has directed Blood Wedding, My Life in Sports, Two Plays for Lost Souls: The Love Talker & The Yellow Wallpaper, Oscar Wilde's Salomé, There is a Happiness That Morning Is (Best Play, 2018 Arizona Daily Star Mac Award) and A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, for which he won the 2017 Arizona Daily Star Mac Award for Best Director.
Bryan served as Artistic Director for two Indiana-based theatre companies, New World Arts and the Backporch Theatre Company. He served as a director and set designer for numerous shows, including The Carthaginians, Lysistrata, Cloud Tectonics, Night Mother, Bug, Marisol, Love Letters, Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew, and Romeo and Juliet.
In Tucson, Bryan has directed at The Rogue Theatre, including The New Electric Ballroom and Awake and Sing. He was recognized as Best Director (2012 Arizona Daily Star Mac Award) for the show The Night Heron.
Bryan serves as board president of the Tucson-based Southwest Folklife Alliance, and as a board member at The Rogue Theatre.
MANAging & Co-Artistic Director
Elizabeth is a poet, musician, and teacher with a passion for hybrid form and mixed media. She received her MFA in poetry from the University of Arizona in 2011, where she studied under poets Laynie Browne and Steve Orlen.
She has had work accepted at places like The Adroit Journal, Drunken Boat, and Mid-American Review. Elizabeth also has a passion for teaching. She has taught writing residencies and developed curricula for the University of Arizona Poetry Center.
She is currently enrolled in a Waldorf Teaching program, and has enjoyed volunteering at schools across Tucson as a guest poet. In prior job incarnations she oversaw system operations and operations staff for PowerSchool Learning, a K-12 learning platform.
CLAIRE MARIE MANNLE
Associate Artistic Director
Claire Marie Mannle is an actor, writer and director, At The Scoundrel & Scamp she directed Eurydice and Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play and performed in The Yellow Wallpaper. Outside of the S&S her recent directing work includes an adaptation of Euripides’ The Bacchae (SITI Company’s Skidmore Intensive) and Nor Any Drop to Drink, a devised play about water issues in the Southwest (UA Studio Series). As an actor, she has performed around town in King Lear, The Grapes of Wrath, Macbeth, and The White Snake at The Rogue Theatre and in The Tempest andThe Comedy of Errors for Arizona Repertory Theatre. She is an Instructor for the School of Theatre, Film, and Television at The University of Arizona. A New York City native raised in the Midwest, she came to Tucson via Los Angeles where she worked with The Grand Guignolers, Cornerstone Theater Company, A Noise Within, The Antaeus Academy, and SITI Company. She has her MFA from the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theater and her BA from Smith College
Physical theatre playwright and performer Wolfe Bowart is devoted to creating and presenting theatre productions that engage cross-generational audiences in theatrical experiences that evoke thought, wonder, and laughter.
Under the banner of his company SpoonTree Productions, Bowart performs and tours internationally his original works The Shneedles, LaLaLuna, Letter’s End and The Man the Sea Saw. The company is a two-time Australian Helpmann Award nominee – in 2010, Letter’s End was nominated in the category of Best Touring Production following a national Australian tour encompassing 70 venues, and in 2012 The Man the Sea Saw was nominated in the category of Best Visual/ Physical Theatre Production. Bowart's productions have been seen in 20 countries worldwide. Highlights include seasons of LaLaLuna and Letter's End at the London International Mime Festival, the leading festival for contemporary visual theater, and a national tour of France.
"An enchantingly loony dreamscape ... Wolfe Bowart specializes in a magical realism.' - The Australian
Holly Griffith has worked extensively in Tucson as an actor, director, teacher. Directing credits at Scoundrel & Scamp include Brian Friel’s Lovers: Part I and Finegan Kruckmeyer’s This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing. This fall, Holly will direct her original adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic novella, The Little Prince.
Holly has appeared in over 25 productions at The Rogue Theatre, favorites including: Much Ado About Nothing, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Three Tall Women, Uncle Vanya, and Celia, A Slave. Holly also co-produces the Ambruster Play-Reading series at The Rogue.
Holly holds an MA in English Literature from The University of Arizona and currently teaches acting in the department of Theatre, Film and Television. Holly also teaches theatre classes for youth at Scoundrel & Scamp, and instructs a number of private students in scenework and monologues.
Holly's artistic interests include movement-based performance, comedy, and Irish literature.
Raulie A. Martinez
light and sound supervisor
Raulie is excited to be returning to The Scoundrel & Scamp for their third season. He studied theatre production & lighting design for four years at the University of Arizona. Past designs have included Cloud Soup; This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing; and Lovers: Part One at The Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre; Die Fleidermaus and The Magic Flute with The UA Opera Theatre; The Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan with CYT Tucson; and Oklahoma! as well as Boieng Boeing with Arizona Repertory Theatre.
Raulie would like to thank The Scoundrel & Scamp for the great opportunities they provide to local artists.
Resident Stage Manager
Tiffer Hill (Resident Stage Manager) is excited to be entering his third season with Scoundrel & Scamp. After a brief stint as a vocal performance major at the University of Arizona, he began working as a stagehand at the Gaslight Theatre starting in 2012. He continued working there full-time for the next five and a half years at the pace of at least eight shows a week, eventually stage managing 21 productions including favorites such as Arizona Smith and the Relic of Doom, Spider-Guy, and Ghostblasters!
Favorites from S&S’s first season include An Unproduced Screenplay About The Death Of Walt Disney, Mr Burns: a post-electric play, and Oaf. Tiffer also served as lighting designer for the 2018 Tucson Fringe Festival and the 2018 Bennett TheatreLab Festival of Plays.
Vanessa e. corona
office manager/box office manager
Vanessa Corona has been working in Administration, alongside the Arts for more than 15 years. She has worked for multiple companies in different cities coordinating and managing office procedures, marketing and developing websites. Vanessa also works in many areas as a Dance Company Performer, Music & Movement Teacher, Musical Theatre Choreographer, Wedding & Quiceanera Choreographer, Salsa Instructor, as a Live Theatre Performer and as a Voice-Over Talent.
Vanessa has has also served on the Board of Directors for multiple non-profit organizations. Being a part of the Creative Arts world is her true joy.
Brian Graham is a candidate for a BFA in Theatre Production; Design and Technology, with an emphasis in Lighting Design from The University of Arizona.
Resident House Manager
Leigh (Dramaturg and Resident House Manager) began her foray into house management in 2009 with The Rogue Theatre and has, at one point or another, filled every front of house role from baking cookies before the show to sweeping up the crumbs after a performance. She joined The Scoundrel & Scamp team in their 2017 inaugural season and is excited to be a part of the Theatre’s growth.
She is an artist for fun, a writer professionally, and a helper compulsively. Leigh is a passionate activist and Tucson enthusiast and enjoys doing the work that makes Tucson and the world a better place for everyone. She is a proud pet parent, a planner, and possibly the worst vegan ever.
Leigh got a BA in History with a minor in Linguistics from the University of Arizona. So far that has mostly garnered her friends and colleagues stories about the War of 1812 they never wanted to hear.
Kerryn Negus is an arts producer working in film and theatre. In the film industry, Kerryn has worked in acquisition, development, and marketing and PR. As Vice President of the Los Angeles office of PR agency DDA, her client roster included Miramax Films, New Line Films and Summit International and she regularly represented films, including the Academy Award-winning documentary Bowling for Columbine and the biopic Pollock, at the Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Berlin and Sundance Film Festivals.
In 2003, she moved into theatre, joining with partner Wolfe Bowart to create the touring company SpoonTree Productions. Kerryn has produced more than fifty tours of SpoonTree’s original physical theatre works to some 20 countries. A recent highlight was a national tour of France, including dates at the Festival Effervescence alongside works by Philippe Genty, Daniele Finzi Pasca and James Thiérrée. The company's tours of Australia have twice been honored with Helpmann Award nominations (the Australian Tony Awards) in the categories of Best Touring Production and Best Visual/Physical Theatre Production.
In 2015, Kerryn co-produced the Tucson Festival of Films, working with the city’s tourism and film offices, and securing the participation of Martin Scorsese, Ellen Burstyn and Diane Ladd among others. Along with her role at the Scoundrel & Scamp Theatre, she is the Assistant Director of the Hanson FilmTV Institute at the University of Arizona.