The Sharon Studio Theatre - Tierra Del Sol The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol

BAD JEWS

LIAMAdam Lubitz*

Adam Lubitz (Liam) is a New York actor, playwright, and teacher who is thrilled to be making his The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol debut. His favorite theatre credits include playing Borachio in Classic Stage Company's Much Ado About Nothing, as well as Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Folkwang International Shakespeare Festival), Romeo in Romeo & Juliet (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival), and Templeton in Charlotte's Web. He recently starred in the award-winning independent mystery, Nadia Knows, as well as NatGeo channel's I Am Legend: Phreaks and Geeks playing Kevin Mitnick, the world's first notorious computer hacker. Adam holds a B.A. from Brown University, and a Master of Fine Arts from Columbia University's School of the Arts. He is a member of Actor's Equity Association. AdamLubitz.com
JONAHDavid Paul Rowan

David (Jonah) is excited to work with The Studio at Tierra del Sol this season for their productions of Bad Jews and Company. David attended the University of North Florida where he received his Bachelors of Music Education concentrating in violin and voice. He served as the choir and theatre director for The Villages High School for the past three years. He has had the opportunity of performing in the choir for Star Wars in Concert with the Royal Philharmonic and sang on stage with Patti Lupone at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center. His past roles include Lt. Cable in South Pacific and Freddy in My Fair Lady. David would like to thank his family and friends for their unwavering support.
MELODYLily E. Garnett

Lily E. Garnett (Melody) is delighted to be playing at The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol for the first time. Her credits include: Thomasina in Arcadia, Petra in An Enemy Of The People, and The Countess in Picasso At The Lapin Agile (Mad Cow Theatre), Hermione in Future Legend (2017 Orlando Fringe Festival), Narrator in Section 60: The New Ghosts of Arlington (Winter Park Playhouse), Catherine in The Foreigner, Mariane in Tartuffe, and Mrs. Millenium in Urinetown (Rollins College). She is a recent graduate of Rollins College, having earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts with a double concentration in theatre performance and musical theatre. Thank you, God, for allowing me to make my living by living so many other lives within my own. Labhair teanga, impím leat.
DAPHNARachel Comeau

Rachel Comeau (Daphna) is totally stoked to make her debut at The Studio Theatre. She's an Orlando, Florida native. She went to Rollins College on a performance scholarship and graduated with a BA in Theatre Arts in 2016. Some of her favorite theatrical roles include Irina in Three Sisters, Ellie in The Whale, The Young Woman in Machinal, and Miranda in Expecting Isabel. She can also be spotted in principal roles of Orlando films like Testament, Manifest Destiny, and The Rules. When she's not working on stage or behind the camera she enjoys writing poetry, yoga, and playing her ukulele.
US-DAPHNA/MELODYRachel Whittington

Rachel Whittington (Daphna US/Melody US), an Elon University graduate, is thrilled to make her Studio Theatre debut this season! She moved to Orlando in 2014 and has been performing in professional productions ever since! In 2012, she performed with multi-platinum singer/songwriter Ben Folds. Favorite Central Florida Credits: Gypsy (Louise), Sweeney Todd (Beggar Woman/Lucy), Guys and Dolls (Sarah), A Christmas Carol (Christmas Past), Into the Woods (Rapunzel), The Dead, Equus, The Philadelphia Story, The All-Female 1776, ThanksKilling: The Musical. Other Credits: The Music Man (U/S Marian), Don Giovanni, Gianni Schicchi (U/S Lauretta). Rachel would like to thank her family, friends, and everyone who chooses live theatre for making her dream job a reality!

FRANKIE AND JOHNNY

FRANKIEWhitney Morse

Whitney Morse was last seen at The Studio Theatre in Frankie and Johnny, Next To Normal, The Last Five Years, Proof, and Songs for a New World. Her Central Florida Theatre credits include The Secret Garden, 1776 and Big River (Mad Cow Theatre). Chicago: Next To Normal (Skokie Theatre), Other Desert Cities (Citadel Theatre), The Children's Hour (Pride Films and Plays), Spike Heels (Brown Paper Box), Down Range (Genesis Theatricals), Trafford Tanzi and I Carry Your Heart (Prologue Theatre Company), Accomplice (Jedlicka Performing Arts Center), The Turn of the Screw, Jeeves at Sea, Unnecessary Farce and The Merchant of Venice (First Folio Theater). Whitney is the Artistic Director of The Sharon and The Studio Theatre. MFA Acting - Columbia University School of the Arts. www.whitneymorse.com
JOHNNYTrevin Cooper

Trevin Cooper serves as The Resident Director for The Studio Theatre at Tierra Del Sol and The Director of Education at The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center. Roles include: Dysart in Equus, Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha, Freddie in My Fair Lady and Dr. Pangloss/Voltaire in Candide. Trevin hold an MFA from the University of Central Florida, an M.A. from The University of Oklahoma and a B.A. from Rollins College.
FRANKIE - USSarah Lockard

Sarah Lockard (Understudy) is thrilled to be working with the Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol for the first time with this amazing cast and crew. She recently worked with Whitney Morse in Mad Cow Theatre's all-female production of 1776, and with Joe Llorens in Picasso at the Lapin Agile, also at Mad Cow Theatre. Previous Mad Cow Theatre credits include Mrs. Warren's Profession, Amadeus, The Lion in Winter, Major Barbara, and Pericles, Prince of Tyre. She recently performed in Orlando's Winter Fringe Festival with Voci Dance and in the Tampa Fringe Festival in Callbacks. She would like to thank her Canadian and her family for all of their love and support, and the theater for this wonderful opportunity.
JOHNNY - USTimmy Walczak

Timmy Walczak (Johnny Understudy) is a stage and film actor based in Orlando. He was last seen at The Sharon Studio Theater as David O. Selznick in Victory Production's Moonlight and Magnolias. Other credits of his include Vinnie in The Odd Couple (Garden Theatre), Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey (Osceola Arts), and as an ensemble cast member in Joe's NYC Bar (Orlando Fringe Festival). He has a Bachelor Degree in Film from the University of Central Florida and enjoys writing and directing his own short films when he isn't acting.

COMPANY

SUSANChantelle Cognevich

Shining Lives: the musical (PenArts,Inc), Hairspray (Mac-Haydn), South Pacific, Peter Pan, Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping (Jenny Wiley Theatre). Favorite roles: Romeo and Juliet (Nurse), On the Verge (Alex), Wizard of Oz (Wicked Witch). Chantelle is a graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy and has her BFA in musical theatre from the University of West Florida. She is ecstatic to be working on her first Sondheim show. Many thanks to the team at The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol and to her family. www.chantellecognevich.com
ROBERTChris Crawford*

Chris is thrilled to make his Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol debut in Company! Central Florida credits include The Hound of the Baskervilles, Monty Python's Spamalot (Orlando Shakespeare Theater), Cock (Mad Cow). Other Regional credits: Murder Ballad [Carbonell Award], Buyer & Cellar (Actor's Playhouse), Peter and the Starcatcher, John & Jen, Assassins [Director/Theatre Tampa Bay Award] (freeFall Theatre), Lion in Winter (Palm Beach Dramaworks), One Man, Two Guvnors, Noises Off, Boeing Boeing (TheatreSquared), and My Name is Asher Lev, The Foreigner (American Stage). Chris holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Arkansas and is a proud member of the Actor's Equity Association. tihiky. I love you.
PETER/BOBBY USCraig Allen

Singer, dancer, actor, director, and choreographer Craig Allen has been described as an exemplary soloist (Kansas City Star) with a brilliant nimble voice (KC Metropolis). As an actor/singer, he has been recently been seen in numerous productions, including She Loves Me, Carmen, Cabaret, and Anything Goes. This is his first show at The Studio Theatre. Thank you to Jeremy for putting up with the weekly trips.
DAVIDDavid Paul Rowan

David is excited to work with The Studio at Tierra del Sol this season for their productions of Bad Jews and Company. David attended the University of North Florida where he received his Bachelors of Music Education concentrating in violin and voice. He served as the choir and theatre director for The Villages High School for the past three years. He has had the opportunity of performing in the choir for Star Wars in Concert with the Royal Philharmonic and sang on stage with Patti Lupone at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center. His past roles include Lt. Cable in South Pacific and Freddy in My Fair Lady. David would like to thank his family and friends for their unwavering support.
US: PETER, PAUL, DAVIDJosh Kimball

Josh Kimball (Choreographer/Understudy) is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale with his BFA in Musical Theatre. Beginning at the age of 5, he has been performing and choreographing shows all over the country. He has worked as a dance teacher, working for three different studios teaching Tap, Musical Theatre dance, and Hip Hop, and has also taught dance at a collegiate level, choreographing for SIUC and Southeastern Illinois College. Recent other works have been Playlist Singer on The Carnival Ecstasy and Triumph, Henry in Next to Normal (The Studio Theatre), Man 1 in Songs for a New World (The Studio Theatre) and a live performer in The Rockin' Country show and Spooky Shenani-gans (Cedar Point).
APRILKayla Fischl

Kayla is a stage actress currently based out of Orlando, FL. Past credits: Lead Vocalist (Royal Caribbean Cruises), Featured Vocalist (Propaganda/Gigalo) at The Winter Park Playhouse, Cora MacRae (South Pacific) at The Barbara B Mann, Featured Vocalist (A Christmas Story: The Musical) at The Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, Sally (LaChiusa's The Wild Party). MFA Musical Theatre, The Boston Conservatory. BFA Musical Theatre, AMDA: College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts. Many thanks to Neil for this amazing opportunity, my family for their unending love, and the cast/orchestra/crew for bringing to life such a masterpiece of art. Break legs everyone! www.KaylaFischl.com.
JOANNEMeghan Moroney*

Meghan is delighted to make this show and role her debut at The Studio! Past roles include Mama Morton in Chicago (Riverside Theatre), Charlotte in A Little Night Music (Orlando Shakespeare Theatre and Opera Cleveland), Maggie in Dancing at Lughnasa (Palm Beach Dramaworks), Mazeppa in Gypsy, Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables, (both at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina), and John Hancock in 1776 (Mad Cow Theatre). She was in the Broadway Company of Mamma Mia, and has appeared in multiple regional theatres in Florida and up and down the East Coast. She is a proud member of Actor's Equity and thanks you for supporting live theatre! She'll "Drink to that!"
US: SARAH & JOANNEMissie Jordan

Missie is excited to be joining the cast of Company in this beautiful new theatre. She comes to Florida with a wealth of performance credits from 30+ years of performing in professional bands, theatre, social improv troupes, commercial and film work. Favorite roles from accredited Indianapolis theatres include one of four vocalists in the spectacular production Swing (American Cabaret Theatre), Dorothy Brock 42nd Street (Indianapolis Civic Theatre Miss Hannigan), Annie, Mazie La Bird Suessical (The Artists Studio). Chicago roles, Solange LaFitte Follies, Rona Perretti Spelling Bee, (Actors Theatre Company). Her most treasured experience was a private audition with Tara Rubin of Tara Rubin Productions in New York which led to the replacement cast list for Donna Sheridan and Tonya in Mamma Mia.
JENNY, US/APRIL & KATHYMonica Titus

Monica is an Orlando based actress most recently seen at Winter Park Playhouse in Some Enchanted Evening, and in The Age of Innocence, as a part of their Florida Festival of New Musicals. Other local credits include James and the Giant Peach, Lend Me a Tenor, and Inherit the Wind (Athens Theatre), Peter Pan the Musical (Garden Theatre), and Death of a Salesman, and Sunday in the Park with George (Mad Cow). Regionally she has been seen as Fastrada in Thin Air Theatre Company's Pippin, and recently brought her ukulele and guitar along to premier Hillybilly Hotspot (Great Plains Theatre). A proud graduate of Mercer University, she is thankful to be making her Tierra del Sol debut!
PAULNicu Brouillette

Nicu was a part of the inaugural season of The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol. He has been playing the violin for 20 years and has performed a variety of genres including classical, fiddle, and jazz. He has performed private functions in Tampa and was the soloist for Busch Gardens Tampa's Christmas on Ice. As a youth he was a part of the Tampa Bay Youth Orchestras and was Concertmaster in both the Strings Symphonia and Junior Philharmonic. He worked as a musician in Next to Normal and The Last 5 Years, and was seen onstage in Proof. Nicu is a graduate of the University of South Florida where he earned his Bachelor's in Music Studies.
KATHYRachel Whittington

Rachel Whittington, an Elon University graduate, is thrilled to make her Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol debut this season! She moved to Orlando in 2014 and has been performing in professional productions ever since! In 2012, she performed with multi-platinum singer/songwriter Ben Folds. Favorite Central Florida Credits: Gypsy (Louise), Sweeney Todd (Beggar Woman/Lucy), Guys and Dolls (Sarah), A Christmas Carol (Christmas Past), Into the Woods (Rapunzel), The Dead, Equus, The Philadelphia Story, The All-Female 1776, ThanksKilling: The Musical. Other Credits: The Music Man (U/S Marian), Don Giovanni, Gianni Schicchi (U/S Lauretta). Rachel would like to thank her family, friends, and everyone who chooses live theatre for making her dream job a reality!
LARRYSean Cullen Carroll

Sean is a NYC based actor and native Philadelphian, proud and excited to be making his Florida debut at Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol! Favorite credits include Aaron Fox in Curtains, Moonface Martin in Anything Goes, Caldwell B. Cladwell in Urinetown (Village Light Opera, NYC), Fred/Petruchio in Kiss Me Kate! (Heights Players, NYC), and Mr. Sowerberry in Oliver (Mesa Encore Theatre). B.Music. in Voice Performance - Moravian College. Thanks to Tanya, Mom, and Kimberly Vaughn. Anything is possible! Website: SeanCullenCarroll.com and Instagram: @TheSeanCarroll.
SARAH, US/MARTAVallea E. Woodbury

Vallea "Vuh LAY uh" is thrilled to make her Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol debut! Favorite previous credits include Singles in Agriculture at Aurora Theatre, Simply Simone at Theatrical Outfit, The Crucible at Actor's Express, Tell Me My Dream at Alliance Theatre, A Christmas Carol and Doris the Church Lady in The Color Purple at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, and roles in Award-winning productions at The Second City Chicago and Drury Lane Oakbrook (Ragtime). Vallea has an MFA in Performance from the University of Georgia. She is also a Northwestern University graduate and has trained at The School at Steppenwolf and The Second City Chicago Improv Conservatory. She thanks her family for their encouragement and support. www.vallea.com
AMYWhitney Morse

Whitney Morse was last seen at The Studio Theatre in Frankie and Johnny, Next To Normal, The Last Five Years, Proof, and Songs for a New World. Her Central Florida Theatre credits include The Secret Garden, 1776 and Big River (Mad Cow Theatre). Chicago: Next To Normal (Skokie Theatre), Other Desert Cities (Citadel Theatre), The Children's Hour (Pride Films and Plays), Spike Heels (Brown Paper Box), Down Range (Genesis Theatricals), Trafford Tanzi and I Carry Your Heart (Prologue Theatre Company), Accomplice (Jedlicka Performing Arts Center), The Turn of the Screw, Jeeves at Sea, Unnecessary Farce and The Merchant of Venice (First Folio Theater). Whitney is the Artistic Director of The Sharon and The Studio Theatre. MFA Acting - Columbia University School of the Arts. www.whitneymorse.com
HARRYJason Goedken

This is Jason's first show with The Studio Theatre. He is happy to be performing again. When not performing Jason is busy as the Operations Manager of The Sharon and The Studio. Thank you Whitney, Clifford and Courtney for making me do this, I mean allowing me to do this.
MARTAJordan Leigh McCaskill

Jordan is thrilled to be joining The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol. Some of her favorite credits include Addaperle in The Wiz, a Silly Girl in Beauty and the Beast (Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre), and Chiffon in Little Shop of Horrors (Mill Mountain Theatre). Jordan is a graduate of Shenandoah University's BFA Musical Theatre class of 2017. She is grateful for the love and support of her parents, family, friends, educators, and God, for without them, nothing is possible. Follow her on Instagram @JordanLeighMcCaskill and Twitter @JordanLeighMcC. www.JordanLeighMcCaskill.com
US: HARRY, LARRYChristopher Loyd

Christopher Loyd is originally from Pflugerville, TX. He later attended Angelo State University for a Bachelors of Music. His most notable credits include Jinx in Forever Plaid, the Bachelor in Sondheim's Putting it Together and Melvin P. Thorpe in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Most recently, he was involved in the Garden Theatre's production of Jesus Christ Superstar as a Roman Soldier/ensemble. Christopher is excited to make his debut in The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol with this production of Company!

RED

ROTHKOJohn Lombardi

John Lombardi is delighted to be part of RED at The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol. Tampa Bay area performances include Gaston in AN EMPTY PLATE... and Herr Shultz in CABARET (freeFall Theatre), both Theatre Tampa Bay Award nominations for outstanding featured actor. Beside many other freeFall productions, John has performed at Asolo Rep, American Stage, Florida Rep and The Jaeb Theatre. In addition to many regional and off-Broadway credits, John is a member of the New Jersey Repertory Company. He received his BA in theatre from Roger Williams University and his MA in theatre from Monclair State University. John is a proud member of Actors' Equity.
KENColton Butcher

Colton Butcher is excited to be making his first appearance on The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol stage. Colton has recently been seen in Saint Joan (Jeremy Seghers Presents). He had the fortune of understudying in The Great Gatsby and Love's Labour's Lost (Orlando Shakespeare Theatre). He also had the pleasure of working with this show's director, Trevin Cooper, in Lend Me a Tenor (Athen's Theatre). Colton earned his BFA in Acting at The University of Central Florida in 2016. He had a successful run at UCF with roles in Writes of Spring, The Foreigner, Trevor, and The Understudy. He's been training over the last few years with the Society of American Fight Directors and has earned certifications in multiple weapon styles. Colton would like to thank his friends and family for their constant, unwavering support. Follow his upcoming roles and events at www.coltonbutcher.com.
ROTHKO USLon Ward Abrams

Lon has been performing professionally for most of his adult life. He was thrilled to be a part of the studio's Opening Season, playing Robert in their multi award nominated production of Proof. He has received a Broadway World "Best Actor" nomination for that performance. Favorite roles include Elyot in Private Lives, Levinsky in Nuts, Matt in Talley's Folly, Max and Saunders in Lend Me A Tenor and Henry in The Lion In Winter, all at Stage Door Theatre in Coral Springs. Huge thanks to Trevin Cooper who opened this door to me and wife Boon who continues to make it all worthwhile.
KEN USDavid Paul Rowan

David is excited to work with The Studio at Tierra del Sol this season for their productions of Bad Jews and Company. David attended the University of North Florida where he received his Bachelors of Music Education concentrating in violin and voice. He served as the choir and theatre director for The Villages High School for the past three years. He has had the opportunity of performing in the choir for Star Wars in Concert with the Royal Philharmonic and sang on stage with Patti Lupone at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center. His past roles include Lt. Cable in South Pacific and Freddy in My Fair Lady. David would like to thank his family and friends for their unwavering support.

Tell Me On A Sunday

THE GIRLWhitney Morse

Whitney Morse was last seen at The Studio Theatre in Next To Normal, The Last Five Years, Proof, and Songs for a New World. Her Central Florida Theatre credits include The Secret Garden, 1776 and Big River (Mad Cow Theatre). Chicago: Next To Normal (Skokie Theatre), Other Desert Cities (Citadel Theatre), The Children's Hour (Pride Films and Plays), Spike Heels (Brown Paper Box), Down Range (Genesis Theatricals), Trafford Tanzi and I Carry Your Heart (Prologue Theatre Company), Accomplice (Jedlicka Performing Arts Center), The Turn of the Screw, Jeeves at Sea, Unnecessary Farce and The Merchant of Venice (First Folio Theater). Whitney is the Artistic Director of The Sharon and The Studio Theatre. MFA Acting - Columbia University School of the Arts. www.whitneymorse.com
THE GIRL USAlyson Johnson

Alyson Johnson has performed for 15 years in Central Florida regional and community theatres. Some favorites include Next to Normal (Studio Theatre); Bonnie & Clyde (Garden Theatre); Young Frankenstein, Beyond Therapy, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Into the Woods, Man of La Mancha (Moonlight Players, Clermont FL); Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Noises Off, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Bay Street Players, Eustis FL). University of Central Florida, Business Administration (2001) and Political Science (2019). She is thrilled to return to The Studio Theatre and thanks her family for their love, support, and encouragement.

Directors

MUSIC DIRECTORGary Powell

Gary Powell has been musically directing and staging shows for over 30 years in Texas, Chicago, New York City, and now Central Florida. Gary currently serves as the Resident Music Director for both The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center and The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol.

Gary is proud to have been the Music Director since the inaugural season of The Studio Theatre and has worked with such talented actors and musicians for Next to Normal, The Last Five Years, and Songs For a New World. Select standouts of Gary's career include Into The Woods, Sound of Music, Godspell, Brigadoon, South Pacific, and Next to Normal. He has worked on several world premiere productions including: Tomorrow Morning and Scotch Verdict. While directing in Chicago, Gary was nominated for several Jeff Awards for the following productions: American Premier of Jerry Springer-The Opera, Thrill Me, Addam's Family, Opus 1861, The Baker's Wife, Kiss of The Spider Woman, Evolution/Creation, and Cats among several others.

Gary has recently been nominated for Best Music Direction by BroadwayWorld for Next to Normal, The Last Five Years, and Songs for a New World. He is excited and honored to be directing side-by-side with fellow colleague Nathaniel Niemi.
BAD JEWSTrevin Cooper

Trevin Cooper (Director) serves as the Director of Education for the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center and Resident Director for The Studio Theatre at Tierra Del Sol. Previous directing credits include: Lend Me a Tenor, The Miracle Worker, The 39 Steps, The American Plan, Songs for a New World, The Last Five Years, Art, Always…Patsy Cline, and 9/11: We Will Forget, voted one of the top 10 plays of the 2012 Orlando Fringe Festival. He holds an M.F.A from The University of Central Florida, an M.A. from The University of Oklahoma, and a B.A. from Rollins College.
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNEBobbie Bell

Although originally from the Midwest, Bobbie has worked for the past 35 years in Central Florida as a director, actor, composer, playwright, and professor. He has worked for many companies and colleges including Mad Cow Theatre, Theatre Downtown, Valencia College, New World Theatre, The Huron Playhouse, Tropical Theatre, and Kent State University. Recent directing credits include: Skylight, Marcus; Or The Secret of Sweet, The Brothers Size, Clybourne Park, The Merchant of Venice, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, August: Osage County, Titus Andronicus, The Pitmen Painters, Measure for Measure, The Caretaker, and A Delicate Balance. He twice won the Florida Playwrights Competition for his plays: Pascua De Flores and Of: A Play of Artemis.
COMPANYNathaniel Niemi

Nathaniel is thrilled to be working with the Studio Theatre for the first time. Credits include H2O: The Story of Water and Hawaii (tour), You and Me and the Space Between, Ordinary Ohana (Honolulu Theatre for Youth) A Murder of Crows, The Thin Man on the Ladder (University of Hawaii at Manoa), and Rose and the Rime (Chaminade University Collegiate Theatre Festival). Nathaniel is a graduate of the MFA in Theatre for Young Audiences (Directing Concentration) program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Nathaniel is a recipient of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Directing Award through the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Nathaniel is an Artistic Associate at Honolulu Theatre for Youth and an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
REDTrevin Cooper

Trevin Cooper (Director) serves as the Director of Education for the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center and Resident Director for The Studio Theatre at Tierra Del Sol. Previous directing credits include: Lend Me a Tenor, The Miracle Worker, The 39 Steps, The American Plan, Songs for a New World, The Last Five Years, Art, Always…Patsy Cline, and 9/11: We Will Forget, voted one of the top 10 plays of the 2012 Orlando Fringe Festival. He holds an M.F.A from The University of Central Florida, an M.A. from The University of Oklahoma, and a B.A. from Rollins College.

Designers

SCENIC DESIGNERKenneth Constant
Kenneth Constant is a Houston, Texas native. He studied scenic design at The North Carolina School of The Arts. Prior to graduation he worked for a number of different theaters including The Hangar Theatre in upstate New York, The Baystreet Theatre in the Hamptons, and even Oklahoma State University where he designed, painted, and built a production of "Little Shop of Horrors." After his education, he worked as the resident designer and technical director for The California Theatre Center in Sunnyvale, CA. He was also the production manager for their beginning, intermediate, and advanced conservatories. While in California he designed, built, and painted over eighty sets earning him numerous awards including Best Scenic Design for A Summer Repertory and Best Show for A Children's Musical as awarded by the Southbay Theatre Awards. Other awards include SETC, and USITT Top Design for his production of "The Seagull" in 2007. After returning to Houston in 2010, he moved from being an assistant teaching artist at The Alley Theatre to being their Technical Director of Education, a position that had not existed prior. In addition to this, he worked as a carpenter and scenic artist in their scene shop. While in Houston he also worked as a technical director, paint charge, and scenic designer for dozens of productions earning him awards for his designs of "High Hat Hattie", Bye, Bye Birdie" and others. In 2012 he was hired as an Adjunct Professor of Scenic Art for The University of Houston. The following year he accepted a position as Technical Director and Educator for The John Cooper School in The Woodlands, Texas. Kenneth worked as the technical director for The Aspen Theatre and Opera Center during the Summers of 2013 - 2014 before becoming a member of The Villages family in October of 2014. He is now the technical director of The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center, as well as the resident designer for The Studio at Tiera De Sol.
LIGHTING DESIGNERWeston Corey
Weston Corey is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in lighting design. Most recently, Weston has designed Proof, Bad Jews, Frankie and Johnny, Company, and Red at The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol. He designed the world premiere of Frankenstein: Dawn of a Monster as well as The Rocky Horror Show while at VCU. He also designed Saturday, Sunday, Monday at Virginia Repertory Theatre, and was the Assistant Lighting Designer for the World Premier of Hamlet In Bed at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre in New York City. Additionally Weston has served as the Resident Lighting Designer for the final summer of The Arundel Barn Playhouse in Arundel, ME and staffed a summer season of the New York Musical Festival. Weston has also worked on countless shows in central Virginia as a Lighting Designer, Assistant and Technician.
COSTUME DESIGNERMeghan Kennedy
Meghan is thrilled to join the team at The Studio! She is excited to return to costume design after a long hiatus. Meghan has had the pleasure of working in the wardrobe departments at Universal Studios and Cirque du Soleil La Nouba. She studied costume design at Rollins College where she worked in the costume studio for 4 years. Her design credits at Rollins College include: Babes in Arms, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Triumph of Love, Hol, Waiting for Godot. Meghan would like to thank everyone at The Studio for the opportunity, Patti for being her teacher, and Drew for his love.
COSTUME DESIGNERRich Najuch
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Production Team

ARTISTIC DIRECTORWhitney Morse

In The Studio Theatre's inaugural season, Whitney Morse has played the roles of Diana in Next to Normal, Cathy in The Last Five Years, and Claire in Proof, she is also The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol's Artistic Director. Morse's Central Florida Theatre credits include The Science Play Festival's reading of Arcadia, The Secret Garden, and 1776 (Mad Cow Theatre.) Her recent Chicago credits include Next To Normal (Skokie Theatre), Other Desert Cities (Citadel Theatre), The Children's Hour (Pride Films and Plays), Spike Heels (Brown Paper Box), Down Range (Genesis Theatricals), Trafford Tanzi and I Carry Your Heart (Prologue Theatre Company), Accomplice (Jedlicka Performing Arts Center), The Turn of the Screw, Jeeves at Sea, Unnecessary Farce and The Merchant of Venice (First Folio Theater), and Little Women (Theatre-Hikes). New York credits: Hold Music (Culture Project,) and Love's Labour's Lost and Three Sister's (both directed by Andrei Serban.) Whitney is also the Artistic Director of The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center. BA Psychology - Rollins College, MFA Acting - Columbia University School of the Arts. www.whitneymorse.com
PRODUCERJason Goedken

Jason Goedken is pleased to be working in The Villages® community as the Director of Operations for The Sharon and The Studio theatres, after working in New York and Chicago for 12 years. While in New York, Jason worked at the New York Theatre Workshop and Juilliard. In Chicago, Jason worked for many different theatre companies including Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and The Goodman. For two summers he worked in Aspen, Colorado at the Aspen Music Festival and School as the Production Manager for the opera department. Since opening The Studio Theatre, Goedken has served as Producer. He would like to thank his family and amazing staff for helping him make Florida's Friendliest Hometown® a new center for the Performing Arts.
TECHNICAL DIRECTORPreston Speaker

Preston is a Graduate of University of North Carolina School of the Arts, with a BFA in Technical Direction. While enrolled at UNCSA he worked all over the Eastern Seaboard building scenery at various summer seasonal theatre companies. After graduation he joined IATSE, the stage hands union, and continued to work in North Carolina and the surrounding areas as a stage hand, fly man, and rigger. During the summers after school, Preston got a seasonal job working on the Jam Band Music Festival Circuit. He travelled all over the country and to Costa Rica building and working festivals. Once he decided he was done living on the road, he was called to replace an employee at the Aspen Music Festival and School, where he spent 3 summers building and rigging scenery for their Aspen Opera Theatre Company. In early 2016, he was hired to work for The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center and The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol in The Villages. Moving to Florida from northern Ohio; he is enjoying the weather and the exceptional team he works with.
PRODUCTION MANAGERDanielle Paccione*

Danielle Paccione has worn many hats in theatre in the last 20 years - an actress, teacher, stage manager, director and much more. Danielle moved to Orlando a few years ago and quickly joined Mad Cow Theatre as their Assistant Production Manager/AEA Stage Manager. She has lived up and down the East Coast working for production companies such as Minelou Productions, Howard Perloff Productions, Arts Power, Hersheypark Entertainment & Resorts, Matt Davenport Production, and Gary Musik Productions to name a few. Danielle is very excited to jump into her current role as Production Manager for The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol!
STAGE MANAGERAbigale Bobb

Abigale "Abby" Bobb (Stage Manager) is a graduate Interdisciplinary Studies Major with a focus in Dance and Stage Management from Virginia Commonwealth University. Most recently she was the Older Company Stage Manager for Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kid's Summer Camp (Legally Blonde, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland Jr., Willy Wonka Jr.) Some of Abby's favorite career highlights are Production Stage Manager for LANDING--- Fall Senior Projects, Assistant Stage Manager for The Richmond Ballet's The Nutcracker, Production Assistant for TheatreVCU's production of The Rocky Horror Show, and Production Stage Manager for the American Dance Festival Faculty Concert at The Reynolds Industries Theatre. She has also worked as Assistant Stage Manager for the 2009 Dance Magazine Awards. When not in the theater you're likely to find Abby cuddling with her fur baby Josie, eating peppermint patties, watching trash TV or baking treats for everyone!
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER (COMPANY)Stefany Sosa
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PRODUCTION ASSISTANTAmber Sacks

Amber Sacks was born and raised in Central Florida. Amber discovered her passion for theatre in 8th grade, where she took part in designing and building the sets of the middle school plays. In high school, she played on The Villages Charter High School varsity softball team for three years until she had to stop due to injury. During her time recovering, she interned with The Villages Entertainment and began learning stagehand basics. After graduating from The Villages Charter High School in 2015, Amber became an intern at The Sharon and is now the property master and a production assistant at The Studio Theatre.
HOUSE MANAGERGrace Petty
Grace Petty is a native Floridian, hailing from Miami, Florida. She grew up right here in Lady Lake and has specialized in a variety of fields from Nursing, to Esthetics, and has also been performing as a singer throughout The Villages for 10 years. Although her passion is with the performing arts, Grace is also an Award Winning Esthetician. She is ecstatic to be a part of The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center and honored to be the House Manager at The Studio Theatre at Tierra Del Sol.
ASSISTANT HOUSE MANAGERJosh Kimball

Josh Kimball is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale with his BFA in Musical Theatre. Josh has been working in theatre all his life, beginning at the age of 5 and performing in shows ever since. Recent works have been Playlist Singer on the Carnival Ecstasy and Triumph, Henry in Next to Normal (The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol), a live entertainment performer in The Rockin' Country show and Spooky Shenani-gans (Cedar Point Theme Park), Mark in Rent (SIU), and Bob Wallace in White Christmas (SIU).
*denotes member of Actors Equity