About Us
Elizabeth Ware is well known to Alaska audiences through her work
with the Eccentric Theatre Company and as
Libby, her one-woman
show which has been performed throughout Alaska and the Lower 48,
earning a 4-star review from
The Scotsman at the Edinburgh Fringe
Festival.
Libby was presented at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference
in 1999 where she has also appeared in three of Edward Albee's
plays; Agnes in
A Delicate Balance, Mommy in The American Dream
and B in Three Tall Women. For ten years she produced and was a
featured actor with the Indiana Shakespeare Festival where her roles
included Kate in
Taming of the Shrew, Beatrice in Much Ado
About Nothing
, Isabella in Measure for Measure, and Hermione in The
Winter's Tale
. As a guest artist with the Chamber Drama Theatre in
Vladivostok, Russia, Elizabeth performed Titania in their production of
A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Pacific Rim Theatre Festival.
Memorable roles in Alaska include Masha in Chekhov's
Three Sisters,
and Sara in
Henry and Sara. She serves on the Adjunct Faculty at
UAA in the Departments of Communication and Theatre & Dance
where she has directed
The Heidi Chronicles and Antigone. Elizabeth
was educated at the USIU School of Performing Arts in San Diego and
holds a Master's in acting from Kent State University.
David Edgecombe is a Professor of Theatre at the University of
Alaska Anchorage. He has a BA from California Western University,
MA from San Diego State University and a Ph.D. from Kent State
University. In addition to his extensive experience in live theatre, Dr.
Edgecombe has published numerous articles on subjects as varied as
the life of Shakespeare, Russian actor education and interpreting
plays for the hearing impaired.  He is the author of the book
Actor
Training During the Age of Shakespeare
.  He was the Founding
Director of the Indiana Shakespeare Festival, a position he held for
more than a decade.  He is active in the theatre educators'
professional organization, the Northwest Drama Conference.  For that
group he served as Critic's Forum Director, Vice President and
President. He is a member of the American College Theatre Festival
where one of his productions won regional awards.  Dr. Edgecombe is
also a playwright and his play
Libby received a national tour and won a
"four star" rating at the Edinburgh Fringe Theatre Festival.  In addition
to directing productions for the University of Alaska Anchorage, he
works for Cyrano's Off-Center Playhouse and is a board member and
participant of the Edward Albee Last Frontier Theatre Conference. Dr.
Edgecombe was a Kennedy Center honoree for his work with the
American College Theatre Festival.
Paul Schweigert holds a BA from the University of Alaska Anchorage
and an MFA in Acting from Penn State University.  He is a Certified
Stage Combatant and has choreographed numerous stage fights.  
Paul works as a professional actor and director in Anchorage and
teaches a variety of university and secondary classes in everything
from Shakespeare to improvisation.  In 2003 he directed the critically
acclaimed production of  
The Foreigner for the Anchorage Community
Theatre.   Paul has a sincere love of Shakespeare and in 2003 acted
the challenging role of
Hamlet for the Eccentric Theatre Company
under the direction of David Edgecombe.  Paul has a wide range of
experience acting in television, radio, film and the stage.  Most
recently he played Jake in
Stones in his Pockets, Tom in Dinner with
Friends
, and Lee in True West.  He also performed in an Edward
Albee retrospective which was performed at the Playwright's
Conference in Valdez, Alaska where his work was praised by the
playwright. He has been an active member of the Edgeware acting
troupe for almost two years.  In the Fall of 2004 he will be an Adjunct
Professor for the University of Alaska Anchorage teaching and
directing
Top Girls on the UAA Mainstage.
Tim Tucker Tim joins the Edgeware Company for its first musical
touring production:
Shrew.  For this show he performs various
characters. Tim also wrote songs and musical accompaniment.  He
enjoys his career as a singer/songwriter/composer/actor/comedian/
producer/director, and has written entertaining scripts and music for
concerts, radio, commercials, stage, screen, and the occasional
singing telegram.   His notable gigs include
The Three Baron’s
Renaissance Fair, Women of Will, The Fur Rondy Melodrama,
Grapes Of Wrath, The Fly-By-Night Club, Hullabaloo At The 4th
Avenue,
and Alaska Song Of The Year.  Tim’s lifelong dream is to
perform in a show where he doesn’t have to wear a dress,
unfortunately for Tim, he does wear one in
Shrew. Today, he  works
at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts.  
Edgeware Productions
Guest Artists
Mark Robokoff's on stage personae are enjoyed most
frequently at Anchorage's Cyrano's Theatre Company
(It’s
a Wonderful Life-A Radio Play, Helen, Our Town, Sylvia,
The Imaginary Invalid, Hamlet, Dinner with Friends, The
Seagull, FourPlay, Kafka Dances, Who’s Afraid of Virginia
Woolf?)
. His film credits include The Frozen Ground
(shooting in Anchorage through November) the soon to
be released
The Big Miracle, (FKA Everybody Loves
Whales), Beyond, and Play Kids
. Also seen recently at
Out North and the Last Frontier Theater Conference in
Rounding Third, he has performed in many productions
with Kokopelli Theatre Company, UAA, LFTC, A.C.T. and
Alaska Overnighters. He produces, directs, writes and
appears in the movie-riffing Mountain Shack Theater
Alaska. Mark lives and works in Anchorage as a Creative
Producer and Account Executive with Gonzalez Marketing,
and is often seen roaming the surrounding hills with his
greyhounds and whippets.