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R. Buckminster Fuller:
[and Mystery]

Written and Directed by D. W. Jacobs
From the life, work and writings of R. Buckminster Fuller
Performed by Ron Campbell

Scenic and Video Designer Annie Smart
Lighting Designer David Lee Cuthbert
Composer/Sound Designer Luis Perez
Costume Designer Darla Cash
Videographer Dave Cannon
Video Production Bay Package Productions
Production Stage Manager Ed Fonseca

Use of the name, likeness and words of Buckminster Fuller is by arrangement with the Estate of Buckminster Fuller.

R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY [and Mystery] OF THE UNIVERSE
was developed and received its world premiere at the San Diego Repertory Theatre,
Spring 2000.

The Actor and Stage Manager employed in this production are members of Actors' Equity Association; the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.


D.W. JACOBS (Director/Writer) is a director, writer, actor, teacher and producer. Before turning to theatre, he studied science, mathematics, literature, international relations and political geography. In spring of 1968, he took his first acting class and heard Buckminster Fuller speak. His brother, Steve, had invited him to the College of Creative Studies (Santa Barbara): "You've got to come over and listen to this guy speak." He began writing scripts at Cal Arts, in classes taught by British film director Alexander MacKendrick. He co-founded San Diego Repertory Theatre in 1976 with Sam Woodhouse and served as Artistic Director for twenty years. He resigned in 1997 to give more focus to his own creative projects. His play R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE premiered at San Diego Rep in 2000. The Foghouse production has played in San Francisco, Chicago and Seattle (Intiman Theatre). Jacobs is now working on stage and film adaptations of various literary works, and he is developing original scripts for film and digital video. He recently wrote and directed Remember Me, a video short, co-produced with Kovarova. As an actor, he has played Joe in The Time of Your Life, Claudius in Hamlet, Howard in Mac Wellman's A Murder of Crows (produced & directed by his wife Darla Cash at Brown Field Gallery) and Senator Bob in the world premiere of 7 Blowjobs (Sledgehammer Theatre). With Scott Feldsher, he co-wrote and co-directed the The Whole World is Watching (an adaptation of the Oedipus trilogy as TV talk show). Directing credits include Mac Wellman's Albanian Softshoe (with Michael Roth), Bernard Baldan's The Boise Club, Ric Najera's A Quiet Love, Arial Dorfman's Death and the Maiden/La Muerte y La Doncella (in English and Spanish), Antonio Skarmeta's Burning Patience/Ardiente Paciencia (with Jorge Huerta), Shakespeare's Cymbeline, Othello, Much Ado About Nothing, King Lear, Titus Andronicus, and his own adaptations of Dickens' A Christmas Carol and Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. His 1986 production of Romulus Linney's Holy Ghost was invited to play in New York City as part of the 1987 American Theatre Exchange. He has won over 15 awards from Dramalogue and San Diego Critics Circle for his work as a director and actor. Mr. Jacobs is the founder of the Actor's Gym - an eclectic approach to actor training that utilizes movement, poetry, and improvisation. He is a member of Actor's Equity Association, the Dramatists' Guild and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. Talk Back.

Ron Campbell (R. Buckminster Fuller) has received The London Fringe One-man Show of the Year Award, the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, 4 KPBS Patte Awards, 4 Backstage West Garland Awards, 15 Dramalogue Awards and a 2002 Helen Hayes Award Nomination for his work in such theatres as the Mark Taper Forum (Ghetto, Temptation, The Lesson, Red Cross and Beckett's Eh Joe), The Seattle Repertory Theatre, The Mercury Theatre (Chicago), the Old Globe in San Diego, The Old Red Lion Theatre (London), The Metro Stage (Washington D.C.), The Intiman Theatre and the Edinburgh, Telluride and Carmel Theatre Festivals. A founding member of The Actor's Gang and Artistic Associate of The Los Angeles Theatre Center, Mr. Campbell plays 38 characters in the internationally acclaimed one-man show The Thousandth Night with which he represented the United States in The International Teatronetto at the Habima Theatre in Israel. Add Einstein in Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Vladimir in Waiting for Godot, the Ridiculous Theatre's one-man adaptation of A Tale of Two Cities, Benefactors and many others to the eponymous roles in Richard the Third, Cyrano de Bergerac, Tartuffe, The Imaginary Invalid, The Inspector General, Corpse! and Shylock. Plus more than 25 Shakespeare productions playing roles like Iago, Malvolio and Macduff. On television Ron has appeared on Babylon 5, Hypernauts, Crusade and many others. Mr. Campbell has appeared in several films including The Witches of Eastwick, Dead Bang, Spy Hard, Silhouette, The House of Maxwell (Sony Visions Award Recipient) and the independent films SINKER and Farewell to Flander's Field for which he received The Moscow International Film Festival Best Actor nomination. Talk Back.

Annie Smart (Scenic and Video Designer) has designed shows (often both sets and costumes) for major theatre companies in the United Kingdom, United States and Germany, including, in the UK, the Royal National Theatre, The Royal Court, Bristol Theatre, Leicester Haymarket and Liverpool Playhouse (where she was head of design); and The Public Theatre, Arena Stage, American Conservatory Theatre, The Guthrie, The Goodman, Berkeley Rep, Long Wharf, BAM and La Jolla Playhouse in America. A large part of her work as been with new plays especially those of the playwright Caryl Churchill. Of the classics she has designed Othello, Midsummer Night's Dream, School for Scandal, The Importance of Being Earnest, Miss Julie, The Father, Nora, Medea, The Birds, The Voysey Inheritance, Loot, Threepenny Opera, La Traviata and more. She moved to America permanently six years ago and teaches M.F.A. design at UCSD Theatre Dept. At present her designs for Wintertime by Charles Mee can be seen at Long Wharf and those for Night and Day here at ACT, and she is currently working on designs for Suddenly Last Summer for Berkeley Rep for early in 2003.

David Lee Cuthbert (Lighting Designer) In the Bay Area, David has designed for the Magic Theatre, Center Rep, San Jose Repertory Theatre and has designed two National Tours for The New Pickle Circus. Regional credits include I Think I like Girls, A Feast of Fools and Diva for the La Jolla Playhouse, Faith Healer for The Globe Theatres, The Universal Monster Show, Richard III and The Ghost Sonata for Sledgehammer Theatre, Jaywalker and Zoot Suit for San Diego Rep, The Piano Lesson and Art for San Jose Rep, The Summer Moon and Tally's Folly for A Contemporary Theater, and The Countess at South Coast Rep. Internationally, David designed the 25th anniversary tour of Terminal, directed by Joseph Chaiken, which had it's world premier in Belgrade. For Universal Studio's Islands of Adventure Theme Park in Orlando he is Associate Lighting Designer for The Adventures of Spider-Man, The Ride. David is Director of Lighting for The Globe Theatres, and a resident artist at Sledgehammer Theatre.

Luis Perez (Composer/Sound Designer) was born in Mexico City and has dedicated his life to the study of Pre-Columbian musical instruments and the research of the living musical traditions among the ethnic groups of Mexico. He has a collection of hundreds of native instruments from Mexico including those still in use by indigenous groups, replicas and actual archaeological artifacts, some dating back more than 2,000 years. Mr. Perez traveled all over the countryside of Mexico in order to study the indigenous cultures. He composes his music by combining pre-Hispanic musical instruments with the realm of electronics. His 1981 solo release Ipan in Xiktli Metxli (In the Navel of the Moon) established him as a forerunner in this field, followed by a new generation of Mexican musicians. In 1982 he was invited to participate in the "First Symposium of Mexican Music" organized by the UCLA Department of Musicology and since then he lectures yearly on Mesoamerican musical for the department. While still in Mexico he was commissioned by the Ministry of Education to compose music for the national program to teach Spanish to indigenous groups, "Programa de Castellanizacion." In 1987, Mr. Perez moved permanently to North America, continuing to promote his culture through music. He has toured all over the American continent performing and lecturing in some of the most important museums and universities, and has collaborated with artists such as Jackson Browne, Andreas Vollenwieder, Ian Underwood Kitaro and Jon Anderson; composers include James Horner, and Hans Zimmer; and companies Cirque de Soleil and DreamWorks. His first North American solo CD Tales of Astral Travelers was released in 1998 and in the year 2000 he won the Fellowship Award granted by the California Arts Council for his compositional work Sanctuary of Butterflies, released in 2002. In addition, Mr. Perez has worked on the Genesis award winning documentaries, Pipe Dreams: oil vs. Arctic wildlife refuge, Death of a Thousand Wolves, Coyote Walking, Wild Horses: Homeless on the range, Hogs; factories calling Corp. injustice and Elephant Abuse. At present, Perez is working at Cuicacalli Productions, his own recording studio, and composing music for dance, theatre and films all while promoting his work.

Darla Cash (Costume Designer) Darla's work has been seen at San Diego Repertory Theatre, Old Globe Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, among others. She is currently studying Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, California

Dave Cannon (Videographer) has worked as a video artist with San Diego's Sledgehammer Theater since the late eighties on such multi-media projects as Brain Fever, Hamlet and Pre-Paradise Sorry Now. He makes his living shooting weddings, events, dance, and music performances. He is a percussionist and core member of San Diego's Super Sonic Samba School, a collective that teaches and performs Brazilian music and dance in San Diego and Baja California. He is currently working on a film script with Doug Jacobs.

Bay Package Productions (Video Production) founded and run by David Bransten and Scott Stohler, is devoted to creating, producing and managing theatre, film and video Theatre productions include Josh Kornbluth's Ben Franklin: Unplugged, Ralph Nader is Missing! by Charlie Varon and Hitting for the Cycle, a collection of short plays about baseball. Film/Video projects include the short films Brass Tacks and the award winning documentary Smokestack Lightning.

Ed Fonseca (Production Stage Manager) Ed is pleased to continue his long association with R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE. He has stage managed extensively in the Bay Area. He has also worked on such touring shows as Les Miserables, Fiddler On The Roof, Cats, Riverdance, Chicago, The Hard Nut, Bring In Da Noise, Bring In Da Funk and for the San Francisco Opera. Ed got his start performing in the Broadway production of Hair.

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