Department of Theatre

2003 - 2004 Theatre Season

The Laramie Project

Written by Moises Kaufman & The Tectonic Theater Project.
Directed by Kathryn Moller.

This production is set in Laramie, Wyoming and tells the heart wrenching story of Matthew Shepard, a gay freshman at the University of Wyoming, who was a victim of brutal hate crime committed in 1998. The play explores issues of violence, hate, and tolerance while celebrating the memory of Shepard.

Creative Team

Scenic & Lighting Design - Joel Eis

Sound Design - Kurt Lancaster, Kathryn Moller, Kail Pantzar

The Cast 

Miles Batchelder - Greg Pierotti, Moises Kaufman, Jonas Slonaker, Doug Laws, Shadow, Rulon Stacey, Harry Woods, Russell Henderson. 

April Currie - Zackie Salmon, Barbars Pitts, Minister's wife, Aaron Kriefels, Kerry Drake. 

Jill Davis - Eileen Engen, Amanda Gronich, Reggie Fluty, Murdock Cooper, Reverend Fred Phelps. 

Jessica Fiorucci - Sgt. Hing, Stephen Mead Johnson, Kristen Price, Sherry Anderson, Jen, Mormon Home Teacher. 

Emily Flood - April Silva, Romaine Patterson, Zubaida Ula, Governor Geringer, Rob DeBree. 

Kristen Hathcock - Phillip Dubois, Alison Mears, Trish Steger, Catherine Connolly, Tiffany Edwards. 

Josh Martin - Stephen Belber, Father Roger Schmit, Matt Mickelson/Galloway, Dennis Shepard. 

Terry McAlister - Jedadiah Schultz, John Peacock, Phil Labrie, Email Writer, Shannon, Aaron McKinney. 

Terry Shellnut - Doc O'Connor, Baptist Minister, Conrad Miller, Andrew Gomez. 

Ashley Wagner - Rebecca Hillker, Waitress, Marge Murray, Anonymous, Dr. Cantway, Sherry Johnson, Lucy Thomas.

Crew 

Kathryn Moller - Sound Design 

Joel Eis - Scenic Designer, Lighting Designer, Technical Director

Kail Pantzar - Sound Design, Sound Board Operator

Kurt Lancaster - Sound Design 

Shereen AbuSaeedi - Director's Assistant 

Deborah Wehmer - Stage Manager 

Julia Schneider - Assistant Stage Manager 

George Gaede - Backstage Assistant 

Krissy Karahalios - Light Board Operator 

Cody Burke - Electrical Crew 

Danielle Ladd - Electrical Crew 

Krista Draper - Electrical Crew 

Becky Bashor - Publicity Assistant 

Tara Ivy Sheehan 

Wen Saunders - Photography, Publicity 

 

 

Special Props 

 

 

 

Erin Setzer 

 

Jennifer Schmidt 

 

James Wait 

 

Vilija Paulius 

 

Krissy Karahalios 

 

Josh Martin 

 

 

 

General Scene Crew 

 

 

 

Gina Iacovetto 

 

Erin Lange 

 

Gwen Swanson 

 

Vina Begay 

 

Tim Kempter 

 

Jill Davis 

 

April Currie 

 

Michael Wall 

 

Kelly McDonald 

 

Terry McAlister 

 

Chelsea Bergen 

 

Stephen Juhl 

 

Robert Maetas 

 

Matt McDonald 

 

Benedict Wheeler 

 

Doug Heffley 

 

Kris Thorton 

 

Heather Rasmussen 

 

Kristen Hathcock

 

 

 

Costume Crew

 

 

 

Melissa Carr

 

Christian A. Crew

 

Ginny Davis

 

Emily Flood

 

Kelly McDonald

 

Julia Schneider

 

Chelsie Steward

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Hobbit - Fall 2003 

 

 

 

The Hobbit

December 2003

 

Written by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Adapted for stage & directed by Kurt Lancaster.

 

The Hobbit, written by J.R.R. Tolkien is the prequel to the epic The Lord of the Rings, recently made into a film trilogy. Adapted from the novel, the play tells the story of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit, who experiences the ultimate adventure, crossing forest and mountain, encountering trolls and goblins, as he helps the dwarves reclaim their kingdom from the dragon Smaug.

 

Many people look at fantasy as escapist literature but The Hobbit is not an escapist work. It is steeped in early to middle twentieth-century values, written by a man who lived through two world wars, fighting in the first. Tolkien wasn’t just making up fantasy, he created a mythology.

 

 

 

The Hobbit - Fall 2003

 

 

 

Creative Team

 

 

 

Costume Design - Ginny Davis

 

Set & Light Design - Joel D. Eis 

 

Sound Design - Alex Oliszewski

 

Movement Coach - Kathryn Moller

 

Photography/Playbill/Publicity - Wen Saunders

 

Music Composer - Lawrence Nass

 

 

 

The Cast

 

 

 

Kelleen Aragon - Burt the Troll

 

Bonnie Brooks - Bilbo Baggins

 

Cheryl Brost - Goblin

 

Katie Brost - Elrond & Spider

 

Micheala Brost - Goblin

 

Kelly Carlson - Elf

 

Esther Chapman - Singer

 

Shane Clark - Rac

 

Gary Crusione - Guard & Dain 

 

Jill Davis - Smaug & Tom the Troll

 

Jessica Fiorucci -Fili 

 

Adam Fontana -Goblin

 

Andy Hall -Great Goblin & Bolg

 

Desiree Henderson - Gwahire, Elf, Spider

 

Jake Iberg - Thorin Oakenshield 

 

Stephen Juhl - Thranduil

 

Terry McAlister - Bard & William the Troll

 

Matt McDonald - Master Laketown

 

Vilija Paulius - Kili 

 

Julia Schneider - Thrush, Elf, Spider

 

Tara Ivy Sheehan - Bombur 

 

Kristopher Thornton - Elf

 

Becca Whitehead - Gloin

 

Chelsea Winslow - Balin

 

Eagle Young - Gandalf & Gollum

 

 

 

The Hobbit - Fall 2003

 

 

 

The Crew 

 

 

 

Vina Begay

 

Chelsea Bergen-Sound Call Manager

 

Cody Burke

 

Katie Brost

 

Esther Chapman- Special Effects Control

 

Gary Criscione

 

April Currie

 

Jill Davis

 

Krista Draper

 

Nikki Eyre

 

Colleen Filbert

 

Rochelle Harris

 

Doug Heffley

 

Joshua Hernandez - Board Operator 

 

Gina Iacovetto

 

Krissy Karahalios

 

Tim Kempter

 

Jaymes Khademi

 

Danielle Ladd - Light Board Operator

 

Erin Lange

 

Robert Maestas

 

Terry McAlister 

 

Kelly McDonald

 

Matt McDonald

 

Jenn Moore

 

Kail Pentzar - Sound Engineer

 

Leah Peterson - Map Painter

 

Nick Ramirez

 

Heather Rasmussen 

 

Tara Ivy Sheehan 

 

Gwen Swanson

 

Alex Thorkelson

 

Kris Thornton

 

Michael Wall

 

Benedict Wheeler

 

 

 

Costume Crew 

 

 

 

Christian Manzanares

 

Julia Schneider

 

Emily Flood

 

Glenda Dean

 

Chelsie Steward

 

Kelly McDonald

 

Melissa Carr

 

Glenda Tom

 

Ginny Davis

 

Kristen Hathcock

 

April Currie

 

Michael Lobato

 

Emily Flood - Wardrobe Mistress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A... My Name is Alice - Winter 2004 

 

 

 

A... My Name is Alice

April 2004

 

Written by Joan Micklin Silver & Julianne Boyd.

Directed by Ginny Davis.

 

A…My Name Is Alice, conceived by Joan Micklin Silver and Julianne Boyd, hosts 

a marvelous kaleidoscope of contemporary women through songs, monologues and comic sketches. This musical revue explores friendship, love, family relationships, 

life’s hardships, irritations and joys. From the antics of a woman’s basketball team 

to the jitters of a first date to the navigation of a male dominated corporate world, this uplifting piece celebrates the modern American woman.

 

 

 

A... My Name is Alice

Winter 2004

 

 

 

Creative Team

 

 

 

Sound Design, Technical Director, Scene Design - Joel Eis

 

Lighting Design - Kathryn Moller, Krissy Karahalios & Katie Brost 

 

Costume Design - Glenda Hensley

 

Choreography - Suzy DiSanto & Ginny Davis

 

Musical Director - Helen Gregory 

 

Vocal Coach - Patty S. Davis 

 

Stage Manager - Emily Flood 

 

Assistant Stage Manager - Julia Schneider 

 

 

 

The Cast 

 

 

 

Heather Rasmussen 

 

Kelly Aragon 

 

Krista Ongman 

 

Danielle Cheatom 

 

Jessica Fiorrucci 

 

Kelly McDonald 

 

Jill Davis 

 

Jodi Henderson 

 

April Currie 

 

Kristen Hathcock 

 

Tuesday Speer 

 

Erin Carey 

 

Tara Ivy Sheehan

 

 

 

The Musicians

 

A... My Name is Alice

Winter 2004

 

 

 

 

 

Conductor/ Keyboards - Helen Gregory

 

Keyboards - Keith Reinhardt

 

Percussion - Joseph Toledo 

 

 

 

 

The Crew

 

 

 

Lighting Crew - Danielle Cheatom, Krista Draper, Krissy Karahalios, Tony Ricker, Gwen Swanson, Joey Tucker & Rick Smith

 

Follow Spot Operator - Krissy Karahalios & Eagle Young

 

Light Board Operator - Chelsea Bergen 

 

Sound Board Operator - Terry McAlister 

 

Costume Crew - Kelleen Aragon, Linsay Carron, Krista Draper, Emily Flood, Kelly McDonald & Julia Schneider

 

Wardrobe Mistress - Julia Schneider

 

Running Crew - Gary Criscione, Anders Head, Stephen Juhl & Andrew Wilson

 

 

Set/Props & Construction Crew - Vina Begay, Chelsea Bergen, Nickolas Brosky, Shawn Cobeen, Nikki Eyre, Sheena Goldsborough, Douglas Hefley, Danielle Ladd, Genevieve Lynch, Crystal Perz, Tony Ricker, Melarie Roller, Gwen Swanson, Joey Tucker & Predencia Watson

 

Floor Crew - Katie Brost, Steve Cranthers, Kathryn Halstead & Isaac Weatherwax