Acting Company

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Production Company

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Rachel Behrman (Master Carpenter) is a recent graduate of California Institute of the Arts in Theater Design and Production with a concentration in Technical Direction. She is excited for her first season at OSTF this summer. Special thanks to her parents, college mentors, and the OSTF tech crew!

 

Anton Crooks (Resident Master Electrician) started at Oberlin College full-time in March of 2017.  He received his BFA in Theater Arts, Design and Production with a concentration in Electrics from East Carolina University in 2015. Since graduating, Anton has worked professionally as a Technician for places such as the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, ECU Loessin Playhouse, and OSTF. He also has worked as a lighting designer extensively in Dance, shows including Beauty and the Beast for the Greenville Civic Ballet, the Dance at Wright series at ECU, and as a recreation artist for the Koresh Dance Company. Sound Design credits include shows such as For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf and assistant/associate designs on shows including A Streetcar Named DesireKiss Me Kate, and The Tragedy of Coriolanus. Master Electrician credits include shows such as Return to the Forbidden PlanetSchoolhouse Rock, and Treasure Island, to name a few. Anton has worked as a Master Electrician and Technical Director for OSTF in prior years.

 

Sam Eisner (Electrics Production Staff)

 

Kerry McCarthy (Costume Designer)

 

Joseph P. Natt (Senior Technical Director) is happy to kick off the tenth summer season of the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival.  He was Resident Technical Director for OSTF the past two summers for As You Like ItCome Back, Little ShebaSecret GardenDiary of Anne FrankTwelfth Night, and Light Up the Sky.  He was Technical Director in OSTF seasons 1 through 5 for shows such as A Midsummer Night’s DreamThe Cradle Will RockOur TownA Wrinkle In TimeThe Glass Menagerie, and The Tempest.  Joe is starting his 12th year at Oberlin College and has worked on shows like Spring AwakeningDenial, the opera of Street SceneAssassinsDeath of a SalesmanReefer 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 Playhouse on a variety of shows. He dedicates his work this summer to Molly, Maggie, Tess and Bea.

 

April Rock (Costume Designer/Costume Shop Supervisor) holds a MFA in Costume Design from Kent State University. She is a local costume designer, technician and textile artist and has worked as the resident costume designer for the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival since 2011 where she has designed Anne of Green Gables, As You Like It, The Secret Garden, The Diary of Anne Frank, Light Up the Sky, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and A Raisin in the Sun. Recent design credits include The Wiz and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for Near West Theatre and Thoroughly Modern Millie for Kent State University.

 

Dan Schumacher (Summer Technical Director) is a recent graduate of Ohio University with a BFA in Production Design and Technology and is very grateful for the opportunity to be this season’s Technical Director. Dan has previously worked at Heritage Theater Festival and Stagedoor Manor. Dan hopes you enjoy the show!

 

Janie Spencer (Master Electrician) is excited to be returning for her third year with OSTF. She is a Theatre Supervisor at the Stocker Arts Center and frequently works as a freelance technician for Oberlin College during the school year. Janie recently moved to Ohio after earning her BFA in Design and Production at East Carolina University. Her recent credits include: Angels In America (SD), The Turn of the Screw (AME), Barefoot in the Park (ME), The Winter's Tale (ME), and The Miracle Worker (ME).

 

Abby Twining (Asst. Technical Director) is excited to be returning to her hometown for another wonderful season at OSTF.  She earned her undergraduate degree in Theatre at Baldwin Wallace University and is pursuing her graduate degree in scenic design at Indiana University this fall. Abby has designed and painted in theaters such as The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Weathervane Playhouse, and at her alma mater.  She wishes to thank her family, mentor Jeff Herrmann, and her fellow OSTF crew members for their support!


Alex Wade (Props Coordinator) is a senior technical theatre major at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. This season is her first with OSTF, but past credits include: NextStop Theatre Company: Once Upon a Mattress (Props); The Little Theatre of Alexandria: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Co-Scenic Designer); and George Mason University: The Imaginary Invalid (Scenic Designer), Dead Man's Cell Phone (Props), and 1984 (Props). Alex also does freelance prop/painting/carpentry; a portfolio of her work can be found at alexcwade.com.