The Upstairs Concierge

The Upstairs Concierge
By Kristoffer Diaz
Directed by KJ Sanchez
March 28 – April 26, 2015 (Opening Night is Monday, April 6)

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Set in Chicago, The Upstairs Concierge follows Ella Elizondo (played by Tawny Newsome, who collaborated with Diaz on the production since the beginning) on her first day of work at The Hotelman Arms, a boutique hotel owned by Jeffrey and Dia Hotelman. Taking self-sacrifice to new heights, the desperate-to-please Ella has signed on to be the “Upstairs Concierge;” a position that requires her to spend every waking—and sleeping—moment serving her celebrity guests. With a rag tag staff that including two bellhops, Harvey (Ruiz) and Kaz (Stokvis), it becomes hard to keep track of which guests are in which room, which guest is the biggest celebrity and party-loving guests need extra supervision. The creative team includes Todd Rosenthal (set designer), Rachel Healy (costume designer), Marcus Doshi (lighting designer) and Mikhail Fiksel (sound designer). Kimberly Osgood is the production stage manager and Tanya Palmer is the production dramaturg.

Edelman is the Major Corporate Sponsor for the Owen Theatre Season. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois is the Corporate Sponsor Partner. The Joyce Foundation is the Principal Support of Artistic Development and Diversity Initiatives. Goodman Theatre’s New Work Initiatives are supported by The Davee Foundation, The Time Warner Foundation, The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, The Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation, The Glasser and Rosenthal Family, the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, and The Joyce Foundation. 

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Press Release: *The Upstairs Concierge* Begins March 28 at Goodman Theatre

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The Upstairs Concierge

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    John Stokvis (Kaz), Tawny Newsome (Ella Elizondo) and Theo Allyn (Mark Merriman) in The Upstairs Concierge by Kristoffer Diaz, directed by KJ Sanchez at Goodman Theatre (March 28 - April 26, 2015). 

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    Alejandra Escalante (Rebecca Oaxaca) and Travis Turner (Astros Guy) in The Upstairs Concierge by Kristoffer Diaz, directed by KJ Sanchez at Goodman Theatre (March 28 – April 26, 2015). 

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    John Stokvis (Kaz) and Alejandra Escalante (Rebecca Oaxaca) in The Upstairs Concierge by Kristoffer Diaz, directed by KJ Sanchez at Goodman Theatre (March 28 – April 26, 2015). 

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    Tawny Newsome (Ella Elizondo) and José Antonio Garcia (BB) in The Upstairs Concierge by Kristoffer Diaz, directed by KJ Sanchez at Goodman Theatre (March 28 – April 26, 2015). 

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    Theo Allyn (Mark Merriman) and Tawny Newsome (Ella Elizondo) in The Upstairs Concierge by Kristoffer Diaz, directed by KJ Sanchez at Goodman Theatre (March 28 – April 26, 2015). 

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    Tawny Newsome (Ella Elizondo) and Sandra Delgado (Shivery Delicious) in The Upstairs Concierge by Kristoffer Diaz, directed by KJ Sanchez at Goodman Theatre (March 28 – April 26, 2015). 

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    Tawny Newsome (Ella Elizondo) and Alejandra Escalante (Rebecca Oaxaca) in The Upstairs Concierge by Kristoffer Diaz, directed by KJ Sanchez at Goodman Theatre (March 28 – April 26, 2015). 

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    Gabriel Ruiz (Harvey) in The Upstairs Concierge by Kristoffer Diaz, directed by KJ Sanchez at Goodman Theatre (March 28 – April 26, 2015). 

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    Director KJ Sanchez and playwright Kristoffer Diaz in rehearsal for The Upstairs Concierge at Goodman Theatre (March 28 - April 26, 2015).

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    Director KJ Sanchez in rehearsal for The Upstairs Concierge by Kristoffer Diaz at Goodman Theatre (March 28 - April 26, 2015).

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    Alejandra Escalante (Rebecca) and Tawny Newsome (Ella) in rehearsal for The Upstairs Concierge by Kristoffer Diaz at Goodman Theatre (March 28 – April 26, 2015).

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    John Stokvis (Kaz) and Alejandra Escalante (Rebecca) in rehearsal for The Upstairs Concierge by Kristoffer Diaz at Goodman Theatre (March 28 – April 26, 2015).

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    Tawny Newsome (Ella Elizondo) in rehearsal for The Upstairs Concierge by Kristoffer Diaz at Goodman Theatre (March 28 – April 26, 2015).

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    Gabriel Ruiz (Harvey), Tawny Newsome (Ella) and John Stokvis (Kaz) in rehearsal for The Upstairs Concierge by Kristoffer Diaz at Goodman Theatre (March 28 – April 26, 2015).

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    Sandra Delgado (Shivery) in rehearsal for The Upstairs Concierge by Kristoffer Diaz at Goodman Theatre (March 28 – April 26, 2015).

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    Tawny Newsome (Ella) and José Antonio García (BB) in rehearsal for The Upstairs Concierge by Kristoffer Diaz at Goodman Theatre (March 28 – April 26, 2015).

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    Cedric Young (Jeffrey) and Tawny Newsome (Ella) in rehearsal for The Upstairs Concierge by Kristoffer Diaz at Goodman Theatre (March 28 – April 26, 2015).

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    Gabriel Ruiz (Harvey) in rehearsal for The Upstairs Concierge by Kristoffer Diaz at Goodman Theatre (March 28 – April 26, 2015).

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