Meet the 2015 Company
Katherine DeBoer* (Gerte Schulte in Crumbs From The Table Of Joy) is pleased to return for her third season at OSTF, where she last appeared in Light Up The Sky (Frances Black) and The Cradle Will Rock (Mrs. Mister). Her career has taken her to New York, across the country, and to numerous venues right here at home in Northeast Ohio, including Playhouse Square, Cleveland Playhouse, Cain Park, Porthouse Theatre, Carousel Dinner Theatre and many more. THEATRE HIGHLIGHTS: The Will Rogers Follies (National Tour); South Pacific (Akron Symphony); Mary Poppins, Carrie The Musical, Next to Normal (Beck Center); Caroline Or Change (Karamu); Othello, Two Gentlemen of Verona (Ohio Shakespeare Festival). FILM: Love Finds You In Sugarcreek. TRAINING: London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, BA from Baldwin Wallace University, JD from Cleveland Marshall College of Law. www.katherinedeboer.com.
Justin Emeka* (Godfrey in Crumbs from the Table of Joy) is happy to be returning to Oberlin Summer Theater Festival where he directed A Raisin in the Sun as well as played the role of Tom in The Glass Menagerie. Other acting credits include: King Lear at Yale Repertory Theatre; Our Town at Intiman Theatre; and Race at the Beck Center. Directing credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo n Juliet at the Classical Theater of Harlem; Julius X at Karamu House. He is an Assistant Professor of Theater and Africana Studies at Oberlin College where he has directed Macbeth, Follow Me to Nellie’s and Death of a Salesman featuring Avery Brooks.
Pete Ferry* (O.C. '72) (Captain Smollett in Treasure Island) is pleased to return for his fifth season at OSTF. Pete has appeared previously in Hamlet as Claudius, Bus Stop as Sheriff Will Masters, Twelfth Night as Sir Toby Belch, and last season in The Secret Garden as Ben Weatherstaff. Recently Pete appeared in Every Good Boy Deserves Favor as The Colonel at The Cleveland Playhouse, and in Kin as Adam at Dobama Theatre in Cleveland Heights.
Karen Nelson Moser* (Countess Rousillion in All’s Well That Ends Well) most recently performed the role of Lola in Come Back, Little Sheba for OSTF. Prior to that, Ms. Moser was Stella Livingston in Light Up The Sky, Gertrude in Hamlet, Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie, and Mrs. Webb in Our Town. She has been a member of Actors’ Equity Association since 1981. Over the years, she has performed in San Francisco, North Carolina, New York, New Hampshire, and New Harmony, Indiana. She spent six seasons as a company member with the Indiana Repertory Theatre in Indianapolis, where she met her husband, Paul. Representative roles include: Wendla in Spring Awakening, Constance in She Stoops to Conquer, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sarah in Children of a Lesser God, Diane in Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, Lucy in Dracula, Lee in Marvin’s Room, Natasha in Three Sisters, Margot in Dial M for Murder, and Elmire in Tartuffe. Ms. Moser holds an MFA in Acting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Neil Thackaberry* (Long John Silver in Treasure Island) founded Actors’ Summit in 1998 as a way of assuring that professional actors in Northeast Ohio had an artistic home. The theater is currently presenting its 127th production. Neil has served as General Manager of Cleveland Signstage Theatre and Executive Director of Weathervane Community Playhouse. Academic credentials include an MBA from Kent State University, and an MA from the University of New Orleans. He completed his doctoral work at Wayne State University as a member of the Hilberry Theatre Company, and did post graduate work at the Yale School of Drama. Neil is a member of Actors’ Equity and SAG/AFTRA. In addition to his work onstage at Actors’ Summit, he has appeared locally at Ensemble Theatre in Kentucky Cycle, the Cleveland Play House in Room Service and The Importance of Being Earnest, and at Great Lakes Theatre Festival in Richard III. He has also appeared locally and nationally in films and television. He has two daughters, three grandchildren, and a wonderful wife, all of whom he loves dearly.
Matthew Wright* (King of France, All's Well That Ends Well). This is Matthew's seventh season with OSTF, and All's Well marks his tenth production with the company. Matthew is an actor, director and theater educator whose work has taken him across the country with productions at many fine theaters, including The Clarence Brown Company, McCarter Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Studio Arena of Buffalo, Trinity Rep., Florida Stage, New Theater, Actor's Playhouse, Great Lakes Theater, Cleveland Play House, Cleveland Public Theater, Dobama Theater and many others. This coming year will mark Matthew's seventh year as Chair of Oberlin College's Department of Theater. Upcoming work: directing The Call at Dobama Theater, directing Mr. Burns at Cleveland Public Theater and directing Psycho Beach Party at Oberlin College. Matthew has been a proud member of Actors' Equity since 1988.
*THIS ACTOR APPEARS COURTESY OF THE ACTORS' EQUITY ASSOCIATION.
Jacob Anderson (Tom Morgan in Treasure Island) works mainly as one of the technical interns for the festival. This is Jacob's first season with OSTF. Jacob is going to be a senior Theatre major at Central College in Pella, Iowa. His acting credits include: Rabbit Hole (Howie), Nightfall with Edgar Allen Poe (Poe), The Ice Fishing Play (Frances), Legacy of Light (Voltaire), Ah, Wilderness! (Richard), Servant to Two Masters (Silvio), and he was in the original cast of Dead Man’s Curve.
David Bugher (Captain Flint/Squire Trelawney in Treasure Island; Parolles in All’s Well That Ends Well) Credits with OSTF include: The Glass Menagerie, Much Ado About Nothing, Our Town, A Raisin in the Sun, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bus Stop, The Cradle Will Rock, Light Up the Sky, Twelfth Night, The Diary of Anne Frank, As You Like It, and The Secret Garden. David is the Assistant Technical Director for Hall Auditorium during the school year, and is also an actor in the Cleveland area.
Erin Bunting (Mother/Anne Bonny in Treasure Island) is pleased to be performing in her second OSTF season, after appearing in Bus Stop (Grace) in 2012. She performed most recently in The Philadelphia Story (Margaret Lord) at the Cleveland Play House.
Minor Cline (Hazard/Beggar/Barrow Boy in Treasure Island) just graduated from Oberlin College with majors in Mathematics and Theater. They grew up in the Dallas area. Recent credits include Pericles (Young Pericles/Boult; Oberlin College) and The Tempest (Ariel; British American Drama Academy). This is their first summer with OSTF.
Jordan Golding (George Merry in Treasure Island; Lord Dumaine 1 in All’s Well That Ends Well) graduated from Oberlin College this year with a BA in Theater. Previous OSTF productions include As You Like It (Lord Amiens), Come Back, Little Sheba (Bruce), and The Secret Garden (Colin Craven). Other credits while at Oberlin include Macbeth (Macbeth, British American Drama Academy), Pericles (Pericles), I'M ALIVE YOU BASTARDS AND I ALWAYS WILL BE (Florian), and The Only Way (actor/guitarist, Oberlin Dance Company).
Nathan Krasner (Israel Hands in Treasure Island; Lord Dumaine 2 in All's Well That Ends Well) is an Obie (‘13) based in NYC. Credits include The Changeling (Vermandero, Easy Leap Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Benvolio, Mercury Glass Theater), Let's Tap (Jonah, WTF), Temp(oral) (Richy, Ensemble Studio Theater), and Spring's Awakening (Melchior, Oval Theatre). Oberlin roles include The Zoo Story (Jerry) and The Laramie Project (Pierotti). He'd like to thank his family for their support and his cast for always daring to play.
Noah Guthman (Assistant Technical Director; Steward in All’s Well That Ends Well) just graduated from Oberlin College with a BA in Theater. Noah frequently works as a Lighting and Scenic Designer, Technical Director, and Technician. Recent Oberlin credits include Technical Director for God of Carnage, Cabaret, Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, Too Many Sopranos, Into The Woods, and Spring Awakening. Acting credits at Oberlin include Edges (Kevin) and Hidden In This Picture (Jeff).
David L. Munnell (Ben Gunn in Treasure Island; Clown in All’s Well That Ends Well) holds a BFA with a focus in Musical Theatre from Youngstown State University. Past roles include: The Tempest (Trinculo, Miami Shakespeare), The Pheasant Plucker’s Son (Man 2/writer, NYC), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Erroneus/Protean, TheatreZone in Naples, FL), Annie (Harold Ickes, the Stephen Foster Theatre, KY). David is an Equity Membership Candidate who has recently moved to the Cleveland Metro Area.
Benjamin Ramos (Justice Death in Treasure Island; The Duke of Florence in All’s Well that Ends Well) is a recent graduate of DePauw University with experience in technical theatre as well as stage performance. Credits include Antigone (Scenic Design), Title of Show (Lighting Design and Sound Design), Much Ado About Nothing (Antonio), and Urinetown (Old Man Strong/Ensemble). This is Ben’s first summer with OSTF, and he is very excited to have been a part of the fun and educational experience.
Debra Rose’s (Widow Capilet in All’s Well That Ends Well) OSTF productions include Twelfth Night (Maria), The Cradle Will Rock (Ella Hammer), A Raisin in the Sun (Lena Younger), Our Town (Mrs. Gibbs), and A Wrinkle in Time (Mrs. Whatzit). Other Oberlin College productions include The Compromise (Margaret Washington), and Follow Me to Nellie’s (Nellie). Miss Rose is founder of Healing Melodies, a program targeted to seniors that uses music and comedy as therapy. www.facebook.com/Debrarose11.
Kimberly Sias (Lily Ann Green in Crumbs from the Table of Joy) has been seen on many stages in the Cleveland area. Most recently, she appeared in Project1Voice’s Home. Additional credits include In The Continuum (CPT), Colored Museum and Fabulation (Karamu) and Ten Minutes from Cleveland (Dobama). She is also Managing Director of CMSD's All-City Arts program. She has co-directed the annual All-City Musical for six consecutive years and used song and theater to teach literacy to Pre-K - 3rd grade students.
Joseph Trumbo (Dr. Livesey in Treasure Island; Lafeu in All's Well That Ends Well) is an Oberlin 2015 grad. Recent productions include Pericles (Pericles/Simonides/Antiochus, Oberlin Theater), NOVA (Singer, Cleveland Public Theater), L'Orfeo (Caronte, Oberlin in Italy), Die Fledermaus and Too Many Sopranos (Frosch; St. Peter, Oberlin Opera Theater), Die Zauberflöte and Le Nozze di Figaro (Sarastro/Sprecher; Bartolo, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar). Immediately following OSTF, Joseph will be leaving for the University of Illinois, having received the Stotler Fellowship to obtain his master's degree in Opera.
Annie Winneg (Helena in All's Well That Ends Well; Associate Producer) is thrilled to be spending her third consecutive summer with the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival, having performed in The Secret Garden (Mary); Come Back, Little Sheba (Marie); As You Like It (Phebe); and The Diary of Anne Frank (Anne). She hopes to pursue an acting career in New York City come fall, and would like to thank the entire team for their exceptional work and dedication.
Colin Wulff (Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island; Bertram in All’s Well That Ends Well) is a 2014 graduate of the Oberlin Theater Department. Previous credits with OSTF include As You Like It (Orlando), and Come Back Little Sheba (Turk). Other Oberlin appearances include Ghosts (Osvald), Next to Normal (Dan), and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Guildenstern). He’d like to thank every member of the festival for another rewarding experience.
Tiffany Ames (Isbel/Mariana in All’s Well That Ends Well; Ernestine Crump in Crumbs from the Table of Joy; Box Office) is a junior Africana Studies major at Oberlin College from Charlottesville, Virginia. This is her second summer with OSTF. Recent credits: As You Like It (Audrey), Dessa Rose (Dessa Rose), I’M ALIVE YOU BASTARDS AND I ALWAYS WILL BE (Dex), and What We Look Like (Jean). Tiffany will appear in the Oberlin Mainstage production of The Wedding Band in the fall.
Preston Crowder (Rathbone/J. O’Brian in Treasure Island; Soldier in All’s Well That Ends Well) is a senior at Oberlin College majoring in Theater and minoring in Africana Studies. This is his first year with OSTF. Although Preston enjoys acting, his true loves are playwrighting and directing. Recent acting credits at Oberlin include What We Look Like (Edmond Hodges) and The Connection (Sam); Recent directing and playwrighting credits include his original show entitled The Body Sacred, performed here at Oberlin.
Zoë Davidson (Maid/Diana in All’s Well That Ends Well; Ermina Crump in Crumbs from the Table of Joy) is a rising junior at Oberlin College majoring in Africana Studies and Theater. This is her first season with OSTF. Zoë’s Oberlin credits include Word ‘N’ The Beat (Ensemble), Follow Me to Nellie’s (NaRose, Oberlin Mainstage), Mojo (Irene, Directing One Acts). She will also be appearing in the Oberlin Mainstage production of The Wedding Band (Teeta) in the fall.
Shane Lonergan (Billy Bones/Calico Jack in Treasure Island; Gentleman/Lord/Soldier in All’s Well That Ends Well) is a third-year Theater and Biology double major at Oberlin College. This is his first season with OSTF. Oberlin credits include Ordinary Days (Warren; Oberlin Lab Series), Dessa Rose (White Male Ensemble; Oberlin Mainstage), Next to Normal (Gabe Goodman; OMTA), Godspell (Jesus; OMTA), and What We Look Like (Robert/Stephen; OSTA). He will also be appearing in the fall Oberlin Mainstage production of The Wedding Band (Herman).
Axandre Oge (pronounced X-and-dr-e Oh-gee) (Black Dog in Treasure Island, Soldier 1/Interpreter in All's Well That Ends Well) is a senior Computer Science and Theater double major at Oberlin College from New York. His previous credits at Oberlin include: Simon Shashava in Caucasian Chalk Circle, Brian Hodges in What We Look Like, and Phillip/Ensemble in Dessa Rose.
Creative & Crew
Caroline Jackson-Smith (Director of Crumbs from the Table of Joy) is Professor of Theater and Africana Studies at Oberlin College. She began her directing career in 1984 in New Haven, Connecticut. Ms. Jackson-Smith was a 1993 NEA/TCG Directing Fellow, and made her New York debut in 1995 when she directed Adrienne Kennedy’s Funnyhouse of a Negro for the Signature Theater Company at the New York Public Theater. She has directed nationally for Portland Stage (ME), Kuntu Repertory Theater (PA), The Women’s Project and Productions (NYC) and The Immigrant Theater Project (NYC). She directed Crumbs from the Table of Joy in the inaugural season of Triad Stage (Greensboro, NC). In Cleveland, she has a long relationship with Karamu Performing Arts Theater, where she has directed more than a dozen plays since 1991, including a number of world premieres. Her production of Lynn Nottage’s Ruined was selected as one of the best plays of 2011 by the Cleveland Plain Dealer. She has also directed Nottage’s Fabulation and Crumbs from the Table of Joy there. Her production of August Wilson’s Seven Guitars was awarded best stage drama by Scene Magazine in 2007. Ms. Jackson-Smith has also directed for Dobama Theater, Ensemble Theatre and Cleveland Public Theater. She has worked as a dramaturg, and has directed touring shows for both Cleveland Play House and Great Lakes Theater Festival. In 2012, she collaborated with choreographer Dianne McIntyre to create a devised work with Oberlin students, Unexpected Journeys, which was performed at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, as well as at Oberlin College in a program with Why I Had to Dance, a new choreopoem by Ntozake Shange, directed and choreographed by McIntyre. Ms. Jackson-Smith has directed more than 30 productions and workshops at Oberlin College since 1989. She served as Associate Editor for Black Masks Magazine for a number of years and has lectured widely in theaters and universities. After earning her B.A. with distinction and graduate training in the M.A. Program in Afro-American Studies at Yale University, she worked for seven years as a teacher in New Haven Public Schools. From 1981-1989 she served as Director of the Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale.
Paul Moser (Producing Artistic Director of the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival and Director and Set Designer of Treasure Island and All’s Well that Ends Well). After earning his BA in Theater Arts and Dramatic Literature from Brown University, Mr. Moser began his professional career as an Equity Stage Manager in NYC, working at theaters such as Soho Rep and the Roundabout. He went on to earn his MFA in Directing from the Yale School of Drama studying with Lloyd Richards and Ming Cho Lee. Mr. Moser then served as Associate Artistic Director of the Indiana Repertory Theater, directing close to two dozen shows, including critically acclaimed productions of The Crucible, A Streetcar Named Desire, Tobacco Road, Torch Song Trilogy, ‘night Mother, and Virginia. Other regional directing credits include productions at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Theatre Virginia, Portland Stage (where his production of A Walk in the Woods received a “Best of Maine” award ), Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Phoenix Theater, Spectrum Stage, Cleveland Playhouse and New Harmony Theater. Mr. Moser began teaching Acting and Directing at Oberlin in 1990 and served as Director of the Theater & Dance Program from 2000 - 2009. At last count, he has directed over two dozen plays at the College, including works by Shakespeare, Molière, Chekhov, Shaw, Wedekind, Ibsen, Pinter, Blitzstein, Hart, Shepard, Shawn, and Bogosian. In 1992, he formed The Black River Theater Company, which developed two of his own original political plays, The Trouble with Dinosaurs and Sanctuary; from 1997 – 2001, BRTC produced free family-oriented Shakespeare productions. In 2009, with the help of colleagues, President Marvin Krislov and former students, Mr. Moser launched the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival, directing its inaugural productions of The Glass Menagerie and The Tempest, and subsequently, Much Ado About Nothing, Our Town, Hamlet, Bus Stop, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Light Up the Sky, As You Like It and Come Back Little Sheba.
Olivia DeToma (Stage Manager, Crumbs from the Table of Joy) is a rising Junior at Oberlin College, with a Cinema Studies major and a Theater minor. Past credits include Death and the Maiden (Assistant Stage Manager), Pericles (Assistant Stage Manager), and The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Production Stage Manager), all with the Oberlin College Theater Department. This is her first summer with OSTF.
Anna Rose Kovacs (Stage Manager, Treasure Island) is a proud member of the OSTF ‘15 stage management team. She most recently stage managed productions of Noises Off and The Cherry Orchard and worked her second season as a PSM at The Monomoy Theatre in Cape Cod, MA. She is proud of her follow company members for their hard work and dedication this summer and knows you'll all enjoy the show!
Calypso Smith (Assistant Stage Manager/Publicity Assistant) is a rising junior Theater major at Oberlin from New Orleans, Louisiana. Past credits include What We Look Like (Costume Designer), 5 Directions: Directing II One Acts (Director of Mojo), Dessa Rose (Assistant Stage Manager), and Follow Me to Nellie's (Sandy).
Leigh Tennant (Properties Master) is a proud team member of the stage management crew this summer at Oberlin. Her most recent shows include: The Spiritualist (ASM/Run Crew; Houston), Stupid F***ing Bird (ASM/Run Crew; Houston), Panto: Rapunzel and the Zombies (Run Crew; Houston), I Now Pronounce You (Stage Manager; LCCC), Guys and Dolls (Stage Manager; LHSW).
Kirsten Vail (Production Stage Manager) is a rising junior at Oberlin College from Califon, New Jersey majoring in Computer Science and Theater. Their previous Oberlin credits include: The Promise (ASM) ; Follow Me to Nellie’s (ALD); Measure for Measure (SM); 4,000 Miles (SM); 2014 OSTF season (SM intern); Dessa Rose (ASM); Directing One Acts 2015 (PSM), and I'M ALIVE YOU BASTARDS... (SM). This is their second season with OSTF.
Jeremy K. Benjamin (Lighting Supervisor/Designer) is happy to be returning for his fifth season with OSTF and recently completed his eighth year as visiting artist and designer at Oberlin College. Freelance lighting design credits include productions at the Beck Center for the Arts, Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, CIM Opera, Cleveland Municipal School District, Cleveland’s Playhouse Square Center, Dancing Wheels, King’s Productions, Lyric Opera Cleveland, The Musical Theatre Project, Ohio Dance Theatre, Opera Cleveland, Paramount Productions, Pointe of Departure Dance, Stages Repertory Theatre, and the Village Playhouse. Mr. Benjamin serves as Director of Theatre at Lorain County Community College, where he has been teaching for 25 years.
Inda Blatch-Geib (Costume Designer for Treasure Island and Crumbs from the Table of Joy) has worked as a costume and production designer for over 500 theatrical, commercial, and film releases has spanned over 20 years and crossed 4 continents including work off-Broadway and for The Colombian National Opera. Her print design has included set styling for Harper’s Bazaar UK Scarlett Johansson cover and spread as well as catalogue set styling for Foundations and Kilgore Trout. Inda’s designs have been highlighted at The National Inventor’s Hall of Fame/Smithsonian Institute ‘Exercising Ingenuity’ exhibit as well as in national commercials for Microsoft, Under Armour, JC Penney Optical, and Momentive. Recent film projects include Ohio Art Direction for The Signal starring Laurence Fishburne and The Heart of a Poet Production & Costume Design starring The Soprano’s Tony Sirico and Bobby Costanza and Dexter’s Jason Gedrick. As an installation artist, Inda has been exhibited in one woman shows throughout Germany and South America as well as locally at the Akron Art Museum, and her puppet and mask work has been exhibited throughout Europe.
Benjamin Sandberg (Technical Director; Blind Pew in Treasure Island) has been a technician and occasionally an actor for OSTF for six seasons. He will be attending Cornell University in the fall to study public policy. During the year he works at Berkeley Repertory Theater in Berkeley, California.
Anton Crooks (Master Electrician) is excited to arrive at OSTF for the 2015 season. He has worked on multiple productions as Master Electrician, including Rent! and Return to the Forbidden Planet, as well as Associate Lighting and Sound Designing on mainstage productions including Arcadia and Coriolanus. He is a double major at East Carolina University and is a native of Sumner, Washington. He looks forward to offering a diverse set of skills and hard work ethic to the company.
Sabine Decatur (Box Office Manager) is beyond excited to be returning for her third summer here at OSTF. A sophomore at Yale University, Sabine has stage managed many a show on Yale’s campus, including The Devil’s Dictionary, A Chorus Line, Sonder, Telltale Heart, and Eurydice. When not making distribution runs for OSTF, Sabine also enjoys tap dance and hopes to major in African-American Studies.
Sam Fisher (Sound Designer/Composer) creates auditory worlds. He aims to enrich the work of actors by guiding audiences into a shared sense of psychological and physical reality. Sam will be the Harry Weininger Sound Fellow at Berkeley Rep for 2015-2016. Sam was a Kulas Composer Fellow at Cleveland Public Theater from 2013-2015. This is his fourth season with OSTF. Selected credits include in a word (CPT), Spirits to Enforce (CPT), Pericles, The Language Archive, and The New Electric Ballroom.
Holly Handman-Lopez (Choreographer) is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Oberlin College where she has choreographed numerous concert works, straight and musical theater pieces, and operas; most recently, The Only Way, eleven years in, Strut, Clink, Splat and Yours Faithfully (original works), Pericles, As You like It, Iphigenia 2.0, L'enfant et les sortileges, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Flora the Red Menace. Holly will be performing July 17th on Tappan Square with Neos Dance Theatre.
Amber Johnson (Production Intern) is happy to be working with OSTF for the third year. For the past two seasons she volunteered in order to gain experience, and she was thrilled when positions were opened to non-Oberlin students this year. Amber is a LCCC graduate and will continue studying Electrical Engineering this fall at Cleveland State.
Anne Medlock (Costume Designer for All’s Well That Ends Well) is Associate Professor of Costume Design at West Texas A&M University, where she has designed and taught since earning her MFA from Kent State University. Medlock created WT’s costume curriculum and enjoys teaching Costume Design, Costume Technology, Stage Makeup and Introduction to Theatre courses. She has designed a diverse multitude of plays and musicals, including The Drowsy Chaperone, The Importance of Being Earnest, 33 Variations, South Pacific, Macbeth, The Government Inspector, Shakespeare in Hollywood and The Heiress. annemedlock.com.
Regan Mulrooney (Costume Design Intern) is a rising senior studying theater production and public relations at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. During her time as an undergraduate at Susquehanna University, she has worked as an assistant designer and wardrobe supervisor on many productions, including Romeo and Juliet, Little Shop of Horrors, Blithe Spirit, and The Threepenny Opera.
Joseph P. Natt (Resident Technical Director) is happy to be back for his seventh summer with the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival. He was Resident Technical Director for OSTF the past two summers for As You Like It, Come Back Little Sheba, Secret Garden, Diary of Anne Frank, Twelfth Night, and Light Up the Sky. He was Technical Director in OSTF seasons 1-5 for shows such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Cradle Will Rock, Our Town, A Wrinkle In Time, The Glass Menagerie and The Tempest. Joe is starting his tenth year at Oberlin College and has worked on shows like the opera of Street Scene, Assassins, Death of a Salesman, Reefer Madness, and Flora the Red Menace. Joe received his BFA in Theater Set Design and Technology in 1997 from Kent State University. Joe has worked professionally as Technical Director for Lyric Opera Cleveland as well as five seasons at The Cleveland Play House on a variety of shows. He dedicates his work this summer to Molly, Maggie, Tess and baby Bea.
Sarah "Red" Redden (Costume Design Intern) is an upcoming junior at the University of Cincinnati/College-Conservatory of Music. She is studying Costume Design/Construction with a focus in Crafts and Tailoring. Red is thrilled to join OSTF as an intern, and, in addition to working in the costume shop, she will also be running crew/wardrobe backstage for each show.
Joey Rizzolo (Fight Director, OC ‘98) is a performer, writer, & director for the NY Neo-Futurists, producers of the East Village staple Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind since 2005. As a Kennedy Center playwright, he co-wrote the Crossroads Theater Company’s production of Union Square, and wrote and performed in Locker #4173b (recipient of the New York Innovative Theater Award for Outstanding Performance Art Production). Recently for OSTF, Joey has performed as Hamlet in Hamlet (2011) and directed The Cradle Will Rock (2012).