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Lil Bit ..........Dallas Beaudreax*
Peck..........Donovan Hughes*
Male Chorus..........Laura Pickard
Female Chours..........Blake Holliday
Teenage Chorus..........Brianna Smart*

Artistic Staff

Director..........Halena Kays
Assistant Directors..........Angela Forte*, Melissa Elkouz
Scenic Designer........ Scott Boyd+
Costume Designer........ Tommy Macon
Assistant Costume Designer........ Nora Fischer
Lighting Designer........ Darren Levin+
Projection Design........ Erin Moore


Production Staff

Stage Manager........ Shelby Latham
Assistant Stage Managers........ Matthew Phillips*, Kaitlynn Newcomb*
Production Manager........ Justin Reed
Technical Director........ Nick Ryan
Assitant Technical Director......... Alex Riggs*
Master Carpenter........ Jay Mullens*
Scenic Studio Staff........ Parker Chase*, Megan Inmon*
Stage Management Faculty Advisor........ Kate Goodwin
Costume Studio Coordinator........ Trish Clark
Costume Studio Manager........ Amy Hipp
Costume Studio Staff.........Audrey Reed, Nora Fischer
Wardrobe Crew........Students of THEA 3200
Properties Master........ Parker Chase*
Master Electrician........ Brian Elliott
Lighting Board Operator........Gregory Prow
Sound Engineer........ John Gill
Box Office Manager........ Benjamin Spurlock*
Marketing Coordinator........ Megan Castleberry*

*Memebers of Alpha Psi Omega
+Members of United Scenic Artists 829

Student Bios

angelaAngela Forte (Assitant Director) is in her final senior year at MTSU. She is honored to be working on a second show with Halena as well as with this beautiful and dedicated cast and crew. She will also be assisting with APO's production of Hand to God and the department seasons Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream coat.


Blake Holliday (Female Chorus) is currently in his final semester here at MTSU. He is majoring in Journalism, and minoring in both Theatre and Fashion Merchandising. Some of his favorite past credits include Jason/Tyrone in Hand to God (Actors Bridge Ensemble), Mind in Kafka's Metamorphosis (MTSU), William Barfée in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Pulltight Players), and Franz in Rock of Ages (ACCC). He is thrilled for this opportunity, and honored to work among this inspiring cast, crew, and production team!


Brianna Smart (Teenage Chorus) is a junior here at MTSU, pursuing a theatre degree with a focus in performance and a minor in musical theatre. Recent credits include Grete in Kafka's Metamorphosis, Deb in Ordinary Days, and CB's Sister in Dog Sees God. While she enjoys performing she also has a passion for working with children and using theatre as a means of developing empathy and encouraging curiosity with the kids she works with. She hopes that this show is both enjoyable and thought provoking for those who see it!


Dallas Boudreaux (Lil Bit) is thrilled to be a part of such an important piece of art. She'd like to thank the incredible cast and crew for their endless support and hard work throughout this journey. Enjoy!


Donovan Hughes (Uncle Peck) was the four square champion of September 18, 2017. Enjoy the show.


Kaitlynn Newcomb (Assistant Stage Manager) is touched to have been a part of this journey with this wonderful cast and crew. She has previously been seen in Peter Pan (Indian) and will be in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Sunflower) this November. Thank you Halena, Mom, Dad, Melanie, and Scott. Welcome to this world we've created. 


Laura Pickard (Male Chorus) is a Sophomore, Theatre major, and Writing minor here at MTSU. She is an experienced writer, actor, and composer with aspirations of making a career as a playwright. This is Laura’s first production at MTSU and she’s grateful to the cast, director, and production crew for an amazing first experience.


Matthew Phillips (Assistant stage manager) is fresh off of working on Brighton Beach Memoirs and honored to be working on this production!. In the past year he's also been involved with Peter Pan, Next to Normal, and Kafka's Metamorphoses in both on-stage and off-stage roles. This show has been such an emotional experience from beginning to end!


Melissa Elkouz (Assistant Director) 


Shelby Latham (Stage Manager) has worked on many productions in MTSU’s theatre department such as Peter Pan or APO’s Life Under the Big Top as well as multiple shows outside of the university such as Knoxville Opera’s Mefistofeles and University of Tennessee’s The Consul. She hopes to continue learning and honing her skills as a stage manager here at MTSU before graduating next fall and stepping out into the professional theatre world.

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