A Mid Summer Nights Dream (2017)
A Mid Summer Night's Dream actors and crew, bound by a strong esprit de corps, are from various age groups, schools and skill sets and have come together to make magic!
We are eager to firmly establish the Cedar Park Theatre Company by contributing our talents to this debut
THESEUS - Nick Foran
Nicholas Foran is a senior in high school and has done theatre when he was little and started up again halfway through sophomore year. He has been involved in numerous productions such as a Christmas carol, the best Christmas pageant ever (first official role as Elmer), a few theatre skits through out middle school. After 8th grade he gave up theatre for a while, then in the second semester of his sophomore year he rediscovered his passion in acting, and is now looking to establish a film career. In this production he plays Thesues the duke of athens.
LYSANDER - Nick Davila
Nicholas Davila is a recent graduate of Leander High School. Nicholas has previously been involved in productions such as Pippin (Lewis), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Dale Harding), and Anything Goes (Elijah Whitney), and is excited to be a part of Midsummer
DEMETRIUS - Brent Hearne
Brent Hearne, a Cedar Park High alumni, is currently studying at Texas State University's stage management program. This is his first piece of community theatre but has formerly played Jaques in As you like it, Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing, and Marc Antony in the tragedy of Julius Caesar. He would like to thank all of the cast and crew for sharing this experience with him as well as special thanks to Casey, Mrs.Blake, Jeremy, and his parents. Keep moving forward.
HIPPOLYTA - Mary Shae Lancaster
Mary Shae graduated from Vista Ridge High School where she played Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Elizabeth in Young Frankenstein, and was the head choreographer for the last three years. Her community credits include the Georgetown Palace Theatre (Legally Blonde) and the GAHSMTA select ensemble. She will attend NYU to pursue a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre.
HERMIA - Britney Wilkinson
Britney Wilkinson is an Austin based actor/ performer. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Dance from The University of Texas at Austin and is pursing a further degree at UT in English Literature and education. She is a strong advocate for bringing an awareness of the arts to communities and is very excited to be a part of the inaugural season of Cedar Park Theatre Company.
HELENA - Sonia Koschoreck
Sonia Koschoreck is a Leander High School Alumni Class of 2000! After earning her BFA in Dramatic Performance at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, she moved to New York and Los Angeles, but ultimately missed her roots in Texas! Some favorite credits include Galileo in Life of Galileo, Woman in The Flu Season and Rose in The Lights. Sonia is thrilled to be a part of Cedar Park Theatre Company's first production!
EGEUS/FERN - Olivia Baker
Olivia Baker is proud to be in her first ever Shakespeare play, and her first ever role as a man. Olivia is a proud graduate of Leander High School, and much of her resume comes from working in the Leander Theatre department; including Evangeline Harcourt in Anything Goes and Flo Owens in Picnic. She is currently a Sophomore Theatre Major at Texas State University and works in the prop shop. Olivia has had a wonderful time working with Jerry Blake and the cast and crew of Midsummer Night's Dream from all over the Cedar Park area.
PHILOSTRATE- Alex Lindsey
PETER QUINCE - Dave Hawks
SNUG/LION/MUSTARDSEED - Kat Shehan
Kat shehan is a senior at Vista ridge high school. She loves theatre and is excited to bring the cedar park theatre company to life!
NICK BOTTOM - Matthew Kennedy
Matthew Kennedy recently graduated Leander High School. Credits include ZACH's PPC Show's Mixtape and Best of Broadway, Summer Stock Austin Into The Woods, Other credits include Anything Goes (Moon-face Martin) One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (Billy) and Pippin (Leading Player). He received Best Actor in a Leading Role, for playing "Leading Player" in Pippin, at the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards (2017). He would love to thank his family for their incredible support they continue to give everyday.
FRANCIS FLUT/THISBE - Giancarlo Garritano
Giancarlo Garritano is going to be a freshman at Relativity School this coming fall, he's been involved with theatre for 3 years now. His most recent shows have been Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Hollow, and Young Frankenstein.
TOM SNOUT/WALL - Daniel Williamson
Daniel Williamson was born in Austin on July 18, 2000. Daniel has been involved in theatre since sixth grade, starting with “The Crucible” (Williard) and finishing his middle school acting career with “Hamlet” (Horatio). Daniel also acted in “As You Like It” (Duke Frederick), “Singin’ in the Rain” (Sid Phillips and a featured dance) and “Phantom of the Opera” (As the Phantom). He also competed in UIL shows “Taking Leave” (sound technician) and “W;t” (Dr. Kelekian). Daniel loves being able to take pride in his various performances but, most of all, he loves all the casts and crews he's been a part of along the way."
ROBIN STARVELING/MOON/MOTH - Moira Fuller
This is Moira's first time doing community theatre after 7 years of in school theatre and she couldn't be more excited to perform with this amazing cast. She'd like to thank her parents for dealing with her busy schedule and her friends for coming out to support her.
OBERON - Nicholas Lannan
Nicholas is a soon to be Senior at Cedar Park High School. He is on the football and lacrosse teams at his school, and has been in theatre since the first grade. His productions include The Crucible, Sweeney Todd, and Hamlet in middle school theatre, and As You Like It, Omnium Gatherum, Gut Girls, Phantom of the Opera, and Wit in High School. He is very excited for A Midsummer Night's Dream, and hopes to work more in the future with this new Theatre company.
TITANIA - Adison Roberts
Adison Roberts is excited to be playing the part of Titania in Cedar Park Theatre Company's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Adison is a sophomore at Leander High School and has been performing for 6 years. She has been in several performances including portraying "Enid" in "Legally Blonde" and "The Queen of Hearts" in "Alice in Wonderland". She would like to thank Ms. Blake and Ms. Major for creating this new company and giving her the opportunity to perform and entertain the community of Cedar Park.
PUCK- Jacob Vaughn
Jacob Vaughan has been a thespian for nine years, acting in shows such as his first one, James and the Giant Peach, and his most recent one, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. He's also explored the technical aspect behind the stage in shows such as Picnic and The Music Man. This fall, Jacob will be attending the University of North Texas where he will be studying media arts to pursue his dream of becoming a filmmaker. He'd like to thank his friends and family for all their support in his years of theatre and film.
THISTLE - Kayley Fuller
Kayley Fuller will be a junior at Cedar Park High School. She has been involved in theatre since 8th grade. She loves everything about theatre, has transformed her life by helping overcome her shyness. She has had major roles in the Wizard of Oz, Music man, Chemical Imbalance and more. She loves being apart of this theatre company and is so glad you have come to support our community theatre company in our debut show.
COBWEB - Ruby Morphis
Ruby Morphis performs as one of the fairies named Moth. She has been involved in theatre since her freshman year of high school where the first show she performed in was Alfred Hitchcock's “Spooky & Supernatural Tales”. She has been in a total of thirteen theater productions and is a national honor thespian. Acting is something Ruby has a great passion for and hopes to further mature in it with college and become a film actress.
PEASEBLOSSOM - Alyssa Pierce
Alyssa Pierce is a theatre major who currently attends Texas State University. She has acted in the production of Grease as Rizzo and is also known for her role as Miep Gies in The Diary of Anne Frank. She is very thrilled to have the opportunity to be in the Cedar Park Theatre Company's debut production! Finally, Alyssa would like to specially thank her Mom and grandparents for their endless support and love throughout her life!
SCENIC DESIGNER - Paul Davis
Paul teaches Scenic and Costume Design at HSPVA. He has been an active set designer in and around Austin; he has worked for The Zilker Park Summer Musical- Hairspray, Oklahoma!, Footloose and The Sound of Music (B. Iden Payne nomination), Different Stages (Circle Critics Nomination), Capital T Theatre and The Da Collective. His work for Hyde Park Theatre has been honored with B. Iden Payne award nominations: The Pillowman and The Drawer Boy. He has also worked as a scenic artist for the Dallas Theater Center, Portland Stage, and Connecticut Repertory Theater, and as a Scenic and Costume Designer for the Finborough Theater in London, England. His work has also been seen at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and The Prague Quadrennial.
SET CONSTRUCTION - Jeff Hearne
Jeff Hearne has enjoyed being involved in theatre since his sons, Brent and Jackson became interested in acting and theatre tech. He has always loved building and has been constructing theatre sets for the past 5 years. Jeff made it rain on stage for Singin’ in the Rain, built UIL sets for several years and a crowd pleasing chandelier and gondola for Phantom of the Opera. Focusing his building skills on the set for the new Cedar Park Theatre Company has been a great experience and he is looking forward to many years with the theatre company.
COSTUME CONSTRUCTION - Tonya Wilkinson
Tonya is a middle school math teacher who loves to design and construct costumes and formal wear. She has worked on multiple shows for Cedar Park High School, Cedar Park Middle School, Stiles Middle School and created many costumes, wedding gowns, and prom dresses for individuals in need of something unique. She loves the looks on the actors' faces the first time they get to put on their character's clothes!
HAIR & MAKEUP - Kaitlyn Maggio
Kaitlyn is an alumni of Vista Ridge High School who now goes to Texas State University pursuing a BFA in Technical Design with a concentration in Special Effects Makeup. Some of her work credits include Vista Ridge's 2016 musical, Young Frankenstein where she designed and applied all the shows makeup. Some of her other credits are Afterimage for hair and makeup, Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) for hair, makeup, and props, and Theophilus North as Mrs. Cranston. Kaitlyn is honored to be working with this incredible cast and crew and cannot wait for the many shows to come. She would like to thank her amazing family and friends for all their support in her pursuing her passion. And a special thank you for Jerry Blake for the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful show!
SOUND DESIGNER - Glynn Lindsey
STAGE MANAGER - Grant Vocks
Grant Vocks will be a senior at Cedar Park High School and is the Stage Manager for this production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Grant has worked in a variety of different technical theatre positions, some of his most recent productions as a Stage Manager have been: Marat Sade, Cabaret, Phantom of the Opera, and Singin' in the Rain. Grant plans to pursue a career in technical theatre. He would like to thank his friends and family for their support.
LIGHT BOARD OPERATOR - Halani Harber
Halani Harber has just graduated from Leander High School and will be attending Webster University in the fall for Lighting Design. She was a Texas State Thespian Officer for 2016-2017 school year and had the wonderful opportunity of interning with the Austin Opera for lighting this past spring.Her previous High School credits include Pippin( Asst. Lighting Designer), Young Frankenstein(Lighting Designer), The Hollow(Lighting Designer) and many other dance and choir shows. Halani would like to thank her family and friends for their love and support.
LIGHT BOARD OPERATOR - Ian Falk
Ian Falk will be a Senior at Cedar Park High School. He has been involved with theatre since his freshman year. He has worked on several shows including: Singin’ In the Rain, The Illusion, Phantom of the Opera, W;t, Cabaret, Marat Sade and many other dance and choir shows.
SOUND BOARD OPERATOR - Adam Lindsey
FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGER - Jackson Hearne
Jackson Hearne is a senior at Cedar Park High School. He has been involved in theatre tech since middle school and continued with UIL and musicals into high school. He loves theatre tech and enjoys the diversity of jobs it offers each show. He is excited to be a part of creating a community theatre in Cedar Park. Jackson will be pursuing a career in Culinary.