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*
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*
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.
The Oberlin Summer Theater Festival 2016 season is made possible by generous support from Oberlin College and Conservatory, City of Oberlin/Oberlin Business Partnership, John P. Murphy Foundation, Nord Family Foundation, the Nordson Corporation Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, and audience members.
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