Meet the 2016 Company!
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Pete Ferry (Matthew Cuthbert in Anne of Green Gables; OC ‘72) is pleased to return for his sixth season at OSTF. Pete has appeared previously in Hamlet as Claudius, Bus Stop as Sheriff Will Masters, Twelfth Night as Sir Toby Belch, The Secret Garden as Ben Weatherstaff and last season in Treasure Island as Captain Smollett. 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.
Peter Lawson Jones (Henry Drummond in Inherit the Wind), who can currently be seen in the movie, Starve, on the SyFy Channel and in the award-winning motion picture, The Umbrella Man, is a member of both Actors’ Equity and SAG-AFTRA. He has appeared in nearly twenty films (Alex Cross), on network television (ABC’s Detroit 1-8-7), and on stages throughout Northeast Ohio, including the Cleveland Play House, Karamu, Ensemble Theatre and Weathervane Playhouse. Movies in which he has performed have been screened at film festivals from Portland, Oregon, to Sitges, Spain. Among his theatrical credits are The Great White Hope, Ruined, The Exonerated, Huck Finn’s Story, Ceremonies in Dark Old Men and A Carol for Cleveland. He has performed in staged readings off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane and Ensemble Studio theatres. He is soon to appear in a staged reading of Project Unspeakable at the Harlem Stage in New York City. His play, The Family Line, has been produced at Karamu, Ohio University and Harvard University, where he received his bachelor’s (magna cum laude) and law degrees. His new political drama, The Bloodless Jungle, will premiere in September at the Ensemble Theatre and is scheduled for a staged reading in October at Shades of Truth Theatre in New York City. He is co-executive producer of Fatherhood 101, a documentary on the importance of responsible fatherhood that has screened in numerous venues across the country. In addition to his work as a professional actor and voiceover artist, Peter is an attorney, business consultant and public speaker. He formerly served as a councilman and vice mayor in Shaker Heights, member of the Ohio General Assembly and Cuyahoga County commissioner. His spouse, Lisa, and he are the proud parents of three children, Ryan Charles, Leah Danielle and Evan Cooke.
Darryl Lewis (Matthew Harrison Brady in Inherit the Wind) is a singer, composer, playwright, actor and educator. He was previously seen in the roles of Doc Gibbs in Our Town and Reverend Salvation in The Cradle Will Rock in prior seasons at the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival. He has been featured at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square as part of the annual Great Lakes Theater presentation of A Christmas Carol. He was the winner of the 2011 Broadwayworld.com Equity Actor of the Year and the 2012 1st Place Winner of the National Association of Teachers of Singers competition at Cleveland State University. He has performed at local theaters including: Karamu, Dobama, Beck Center, Cain Park, Geauga Lyric Theater, Rabbit Run Theater, Cassidy Theater, Willoughby School of the Arts, Kent State University and Youngstown State University. His baritone voice has also been heard at the Chautauqua Opera, Michigan Opera, Rome Opera Festival in Rome, Italy, Bowling Green State University Opera Theater and the Solon Center for the Arts. He has been heard singing the National Anthem for the Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Indians. He is a proud member of the Equity Actors Union and excited to be with such a wonderfully talented cast.
Karen Nelson Moser (Marilla in Anne of Green Gables) most recently performed the role of Countess Rousillion in All’s Well That Ends Well for OSTF. Prior to that, Ms. Moser was Lola in Come Back, Little Sheba, 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.
Lavour Addison (Macbeth in Macbeth; Sillers in Inherit the Wind) is pleased as punch to be taking part in two productions of the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival. Lavour grew up in the Bahamas and attended high school in Florida. He graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a double major in Psychology and Theatre. He also holds a certificate from the Stella Adler Acting Conservatory in NYC. He currently studies at the Case Western Reserve/ Cleveland Playhouse MFA program and was recently seen as Midas in Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses. His professional experience includes serving as the Acting Captain of the Hawaii Pirate Ship Adventures and working as a full time member of the Professional Acting Company with the Honolulu Theatre for Youth. Favorite credits include The Wild Party, The Genteel Sabai and Bug. Thank you to Paul for this opportunity. I love you Brittni, Winnie, and Pixie.
Paige Baskin (Ruby Gillis in Anne of Green Gables; Rachel Brown in Inherit the Wind) is a rising second-year at Oberlin College and hopes to double major in Theater and Cinema Studies. This is her first season with OSTF. Credits include The Bear (Popova; Oberlin Directing One Acts),The Zero Hour (O.; Oberlin Directing One Acts), Urinetown (Hope Cladwell; Bentley School Mainstage), Gypsy (Louise; Bentley School Mainstage), Kiss Me Kate (Lilli Vanessi; Bentley School Mainstage).
David Bugher’s (Banquo in Macbeth; Hornbeck in Inherit the Wind) 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, Treasure Island, and All’s Well That Ends Well. David is the Assistant Technical Director for Hall Auditorium during the school year, and is also an actor in the Cleveland area.
Chandler Browne (Diana in Anne of Green Gables; Mrs. Loomis in Inherit the Wind) is a third year double major in Theatre and Africana Studies and a minor in Creative Writing at Oberlin College. This is her first season with OSTF. Previous Oberlin theatre credits include The Word N’ the Beat (Oberlin Lab Series), Family Happiness (Marya Alexandrovna; Oberlin Mainstage), Wedding Band (Julia Augustine; Oberlin Mainstage), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Sister-in-Law/Adjunct; Oberlin Mainstage), and 4000 Miles (Bec; Oberlin Lab Series). She will also appear in the fall Oberlin Mainstage production of Spring Awakening (Adult Women).
Dave Cotton (Old Man in Macbeth; Mayor in Inherit the Wind) has just completed his fourth year teaching theater classes at LCCC--which he enjoys immensely. He directed The Diviners there last fall. He was last seen at Oberlin Summer Theater Festival as Old Adam and Corin in As You Like It; and Ed Anderson in Come Back, Little Sheba. Dave holds a BA from Trinity U. and an MA from Northwestern U. He is retired from a full career at Marion L. Steele H.S. in Amherst where he taught English, Speech, Drama and TV production.
Eric Cowley (Reverend Brown in Inherit the Wind) is excited to be back on stage after a long hiatus, the last time being seven seasons with the Black River Theater Company, here in Oberlin. A graduate of Albion College, he lived and worked in theater, in New York City for 13 years. While in New York he studied acting with Stella Adler, Ernie Martin, Marcia Haufrect and Sandra Seacat. He has recently retired from Oberlin College and Conservatory after working there for 28 years.
Anton Crooks (Technical Director) is excited to return to OSTF for the 2016 season. He is double major graduate of East Carolina University and is a native of Sumner, Washington. He looks forward to offering a diverse set of skills, hard work ethic, and emphasis on efficiency and simplicity to this upcoming season.
Sarah Cuneo (Lady Macbeth in Macbeth) A student in the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program, Sarah graduated from Princeton University in 2015 with a major in Psychology and certificates in Neuroscience and Theater. Since coming to Ohio, Sarah has performed in Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses, The CPH Centennial Plays, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and the world premiere of Quiara Hudes' The Good Peaches. Most recently, she participated in a staged reading of Kirsten Greenidge's Little Row Boat at CPH's New Ground Theatre Festival. Much love to her family, her classmates, and her cat.
Teresa DeBerry (Mrs. Lynde in Anne of Green Gables; Mrs. Blair in Inherit the Wind) is thrilled to be making her first appearance with OSTF. She has recently moved from Atlanta where she worked with the Alliance Theatre, Georgia Shakespeare, Theatre Emory, Horizon Theatre and Synchronicity among others. Teresa has spent several decades as a professional actor, dancer, director and choreographer. Among her favorite rolls are Lady MacBeth and Mistress Quickly from the Shakespeare canon, Dabby Bryant from Our Country's Good and Katherine from The Secret Rapture. Since moving to Cleveland in August, 2015, Teresa has appeared as Miss Havisham in The Loush Sisters Love Dick’ns Great Expectations at Cleveland Public Theatre and Oona Eyebright with McKringle Productions.
Zoë DePreta (Jane in Anne of Green Gables; Box Office Manager; Assistant Producer; Publicity Coordinator) is rising fourth-year Theater major and Creative Writing minor at Oberlin College from Stamford, Connecticut. Most recent Oberlin credits include I Do It So It Feels Like Hell (Co-Deviser/Stage Manager), Does This Woman Have a Name? (Director), and What We Look Like (Martha/Sarah). This fall, Zoë will perform in Oberlin’s MainStage production of Spring Awakening as Thea, and in the spring she will be directing Melancholy Play through the Oberlin Lab Series.
Katy Early (Lady Macduff/Second Witch in Macbeth; Ms. McLain/Music Director for Inherit the Wind) is a recent graduate of Oberlin College and Conservatory (B.A. Theater, B.M. Vocal Performance) from Boxborough, MA. Equally at home in straight theater, musical theater, and opera, her past Oberlin credits include Dido and Aeneas (Dido), Goodnight, Tyler (Chelsea), The Landing (The Brick, et. al), Wedding Band (Herman's Mother), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (The Governor's Wife, et. al), Dessa Rose (Ruth), Pericles (Lychorida/Fisherman/et al.), Ghosts (Mrs. Alving), Hänsel und Gretel (Chorus), Il mondo della luna (Chorus), Unexpected Journeys (Ensemble), My Ghosts, My Own (Country Woman, et. al), Journey to the West (Ensemble), and The Fantasticks (Luisa). Oberlin in Italy credits include The Marriage of Figaro (Cherubino) and L'Orfeo (La Messaggiera). When not performing, she enjoys directing and has volunteered as a student director at the Oberlin Drama at Grafton Reintegration Center program for four years.
Phil Franco (General Tech Intern; Dunlap in Inherit the Wind) is a rising fourth-year at Oberlin College pursuing a degree in Theater and Russian. He has worked as the lighting designer on 25th Annual… Spelling Bee, Spring Back and Almost, Maine while at Oberlin. He has also performed on stage in Skin of Our Teeth (Various), Fame (Mr. Farrell), Tracks (Professor), and Romeo and Juliet (Paris). Phil looks forward to the projects ahead and hopes you enjoy the show.
Jordan Golding (Macduff in Macbeth; Bannister/Radio Man in Inherit the Wind) graduated from Oberlin College in 2015 with a BA in Theater and is currently based in Chicago, but is thrilled to be back for another season. Other OSTF credits include: As You Like It (Lord Amiens), Come Back, Little Sheba (Bruce), Secret Garden (Colin Craven), All's Well That Ends Well (First Lord Dumaine), and Treasure Island (George Merry).
Jad Kaiss (Gilbert in Anne of Green Gables; Mr. Goodfellow/Reporter in Inherit the Wind) is a second-year Economics major at Oberlin College. This is his first season with OSTF. Oberlin credits include The Bear (Smirnov) and How He Lied to Her Husband (Husband).
Nathan Krasner (Bertram Cates in Inherit the Wind; Ross/Murderer 2 in Macbeth) is an Obie alumnus (‘13) and current Pace ASDS MFA student based in NYC. He is thrilled to return for his second season at OSTF! Stage credits include The Changeling (Vermandero, Easy Leap Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Benvolio, Mercury Glass Theater), Let's Tap (Jonah, WTF), and Spring Awakening (Melchior, Oval House Theatre). Previously at OSTF he has played Israel Hand in Treasure Island and Lord Dumaine in All's Well That Ends Well. He'd like to thank his family for their support and his cast for always daring to play.
Victoria Morales (Stage Manager for Anne of Green Gables; Assistant Stage Manager for Inherit the Wind) is very excited to be joining the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival for the 2016 season! A recent graduate of The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Victoria has a BA in theatre with a focus in Stage Management. She recently completed a Southeastern tour of Tuxedo Junction with the Birmingham Children’s Theatre. Some of her favorite theatre credits include: SFB, In the Next Room and Peter and the Starcatcher. After OSTF, Victoria will be Joining the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre as a stage management resident for the 2016-2017 season. She would like to thank her friends and family for their constant support and the cast and staff for their amazing work and constant collaboration.
David L. Munnell (Porter/Third Witch in Macbeth; Meeker in Inherit the Wind) is excited to be returning this year to the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival. Last year he performed as Ben Gunn in Treasure Island and Lavatch in All’s Well That Ends Well. 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), and Annie (Harold Ickes, Stephen Foster Theatre, KY). David is an Equity Membership Candidate who has recently moved to the Cleveland Metro Area.
John J. Polk (Duncan/Siward in Macbeth; Judge in Inherit The Wind) is making his OSTF debut this season. A long-time (lonnnnng-time) veteran of Cleveland stages, in the past several years he has brought a parade of authority figures, blowhards, villains and foils to productions such as Lend Me A Tenor (Henry Saunders), Mary Poppins: The Musical (Admiral Boom/The Chairman), Legally Blonde: The Musical (Elle’s Dad/Winthrop), My Favorite Year (King Kaiser), Urinetown: The Musical (Senator Fipp), A Man Of No Importance (Fr. Kenney), A Raisin In The Sun (Lindner), Spinning Into Butter (Dean Strauss), You Can’t Take It With You (Mr. Kirby) and The Crucible (Danforth) at Lakewood’s Beck Center. He’s appeared in Laughing At The Fringe (Gabe, The Screenwriter Dies…), Our Town (Doc Gibbs), One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Dale Harding), Twelve Angry Men (Juror #12), and Of Mice And Men (The Boss) at Cleveland’s Blank Canvas Theatre, and in Spirits To Enforce (Alonso/The Snow-Heavy Branch) and Fever/Dream (Fred Clotaldo) at Cleveland Public Theatre. As one who graduated college when dinosaurs walked the earth this has been a memorable and refreshing return to school. Thanks to Paul and the production staff for this terrific opportunity to play with both old and new friends, and, as always, to His Charming Wife, Laura, for tolerating this and all other foolishness.
Debra Rose’s (Ms. Barry in Anne of Green Gables; Mrs. Brady in Inherit the Wind) previous OSTF productions include All’s Well That Ends Well (Widow Capilet), 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. She is also an artist, writer, and speaker. Find out more at www.debraroseconnect.com.
Dan Schumacher (Assistant Technical Director; Krebs in Inherit the Wind) is a fourth-year at Ohio University pursuing a bachelor's degree in Production Design and Technology. His previous theater experience includes two summers at the Heritage Theater Festival and one summer at Stagedoor Manor. He would like to thank Oberlin College for the opportunity to pursue his passion of technical theater and he hopes you enjoy the show!
Hanna Shykind (Josie Pye in Anne of Green Gables; Hot Dog Man/Hawker in Inherit the Wind) is a rising second-year Neuroscience major on the pre-med track at Oberlin College. This is her first season with OSTF. Previous credits include Does This Woman Have A Name? (Mel; Oberlin Directing One Acts), Carrie: The Musical (Frieda; The Broadway Workshop), Bring It On: The Musical (Mills; The Broadway Workshop), Stye of the Eye (Mae; Bard High School Early College Mainstage). Hanna is excited to be making her debut in Hall Auditorium!
Arif Silverman (Moody in Anne of Green Gables; Malcolm in Macbeth; Davenport in Inherit the Wind) is a native New Yorker and a recent graduate of Oberlin College. This is his first season at OSTF. Stage credits include: Romeo and Juliet (The New Euripides), Hamlet (Bad Quarto Productions), Treasure in NYC (Kaiser's Room), All’s Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare on the Sound), Nolie Min Tangible (Dixon Place), Spirits to Enforce (Cleveland Public Theater), The Bacchae (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), The Taming of the Shrew (Pulse Ensemble Theater) & Heart to Heart (American Globe Theater). He will also be appearing in Dobama's production of An Octoroon this fall.
Marina Wright (Anne in Anne of Green Gables) is a rising second year double-degree student at Oberlin College and Conservatory from Tampa, Florida. She is a Vocal Performance major in the Conservatory and prospective Theater major in the College. Her past roles include Charity in Sweet Charity and Jenny in Company. She is ecstatic to be making her OSTF debut in Anne of Green Gables.
Paul Moser (Producing Artistic Director of the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival; Director of Macbeth and Inherit the Wind). 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 to 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 to 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, Come Back Little Sheba, All's Well That Ends Well, and Treasure Island.
Zach Weinberg (Director of Anne of Green Gables; Associate Producer; Elijah in Inherit the Wind) is a Chicago-based theater director and an Oberlin College alumnus ('14). This is his third season with OSTF where he previously worked on The Secret Garden (Director), As You Like It (Oliver), and The Diary of Anne Frank (Peter Van Daan). Chicago credits include Redmoon Theater (Ass't Director, Winter Pageant 2014; Directing Apprentice), Iron Legs (Director/co-creator, Humanities), Oracle Productions (Assistant Director, The America Play), and directing an upcoming world-premiere adaptation as part of the Director's Haven at Haven Theatre. Oberlin credits include The New Electric Ballroom (Director), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Rosencrantz), The Winter's Tale (Shepard), and Boy Gets Girl (Director).
Krystal Balleza (Costume Stitcher/Wardrobe Intern) is a second-year Wig and Makeup Design/Costume Construction major at Webster Conservatory. This is her first season with OSTF. Recent works include Dogfight (Wig Technician; Webster Studio), The Miser (Wardrobe Supervisor; Webster Studio), Stagedoor (Wig Technician; Webster Mainstage), and The Pajama Game (Wig Technician; Webster Mainstage).
Olivia DeToma (Stage Manager for Macbeth; Projections Designer; Company Photographer/Videographer) is a rising fourth-year at Oberlin College from Middlesex County, MA, studying Film and Theater. Past Oberlin College Stage Management credits include Death and the Maiden (Assistant Stage Manager), Pericles (Assistant Stage Manager), and The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Production Stage Manager). Oberlin Summer Theater Festival credits include Crumbs From the Table of Joy (Stage Manager), All’s Well That Ends Well (Assistant Stage Manager), and Treasure Island (Assistant Stage Manager). This is her second summer with OSTF.
Sam Fisher (Sound Designer/Composer) is an emerging artist in theatrical music and sound design. A 2014 graduate of Oberlin Conservatory's TIMARA program, Sam has since acted as the Kulas Composer Fellow at Cleveland Public Theater and Harry Weininger Sound Fellow at Berkeley Rep. In his fifth season with OSTF, Sam hopes to invite you deeper into the world of our plays with immersive, transportive sound scores.
Brooke McPherson (General Tech Intern) is a fourth-year at Stephen F. Austin State University working on her BA in Theatre Arts with a focus on Technical Theatre. Brooke has worked as a Carpenter and an Electrician on many shows including: Clybourne Park, Stephen F Austin's Festival of New American Plays, Macbeth, and Arabian Nights. This is Brooke’s first summer here with Oberlin Summer Theater Festival and she could not be more excited for the opportunity.
Janie Spencer (General Tech Intern) just graduated from East Carolina University with a BFA in Theatre Arts. This is Janie's first summer with the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival and she is very excited to be a part of the team. Janie's previous work experiences include being Master Electrician for ECU productions such as: Assassins, The Great God Brown, and Kiss Me, Kate.
Kirsten Walsh (Wardrobe Intern) is currently a Theatre Arts major with a concentration in costume design at SUNY New Paltz. This is Kirsten's first season at OSTF. Previous college credits include Dresser/Scenic Carpenter for The Taming of the Shrew, Wardrobe Supervisor for The Marriage Proposal and The Brute, and Spotlight Operator/Scenic Carpenter for Avenue Q.
Ryan Linskey (Company Manager; Assistant Stage Manager for Anne of Green Gables; Cooper in Inherit the Wind) is a rising second-year at Oberlin College from Princeton Junction, New Jersey majoring in Anthropology and Theatre, and is thrilled to be spending his first summer with OSTF. Past Oberlin College credits include Psycho Beach Party (Assistant Stage Manager), The Monsters Underneath (Assistant Stage Manager), and The Baltimore Waltz (Production Assistant). Favorite high school theater credits include The Curious Savage (Samuel Savage), Grease (Stage Manager), The Bandaged Man (Director), The Laramie Project (Fred Phelps, et al.), Legally Blonde (Stage Manager), and He’s Really a Great Guy (Director). He also worked as a production assistant on The Piano Lesson at Princeton, New Jersey’s McCarter Theatre. In the fall Ryan will be directing The Goat, or, Who is Sylvia? through the Oberlin Student Theater Association and in the spring he will be assistant directing and stage managing Melancholy Play through the Oberlin Lab Series.
Samantha L. Paradis (Production Stage Manager; Stage Manager for Inherit the Wind; Assistant Stage Manager for Macbeth) will be a third year MFA stage manager at the University of Iowa in the fall. This is her first season with OSTF. Her University of Iowa credits include: 2016 Iowa New Play Festival (Associate Production Stage Manager), 2016 Iowa New Play Festival Reading Series, Arcadia, Silo Tree, Sea of Trees (Stage Manager), Striking 12, The Gondoliers, and Iphigenia Crash Land Falls. . . (Assistant Stage Manager).
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