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Our theatres are located at
1407 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115

Box Office (216) 241 6000

Subscriber Services (216) 400 7096

Graduate Ensemble

Class of 2020

Alex Brightwell

is thrilled to be joining New Ground Theatre Festival with Tiny Houses. This spring he made his CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program debut with Fifth of July. He was born in West Virginia and raised in North Carolina. He earned his BFA from the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater Actor Training Program. Credits include Yellow Tree Theater, Minnesota Jewish Theatre, Walking Shadow Theatre Company, Public Theater of Minnesota, the Strange Capers, and the Guthrie Theater.

Conor Canning

is a first year MFA student who was born and raised in Alford, Massachusetts. He is a 2016 graduate of Georgetown University where he majored in Political Economy and minored in Theater and Performance Studies. Notable past credits include playing Joe Cooper in Killer Joe, Stacey Kinsella in The Metal Children, and Angelo in Measure for Measure. Conor would like to thank his family for all their love and support and give a special mention to his brother, Patrick, and his fiancé Laurie who will be married this July…

Kasey Connolly

came to the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program from New York City where she attended the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU. While there, she focused primarily on classical texts and performed in Hamlet, Mother Courage, and an all female, democratically directed production of Julius Caesar. Film credits include the upcoming independent shorts Apprehending Edmund Montrell and A Way Home.

Comfort Dolo

is excited to be performing for the first time through the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting program! Comfort was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and raised in friendly Fridley, Minnesota. She graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, with double majors in honors theatre and communication studies. Since graduating, she has been performing around the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Favorite credits include To Kill a Mockingbird (Guthrie Theater), TOUCH, a remake of the 1984 Emmy Award-winning film project (Illusion Theatre), and various commercials ranging from the Minnesota State Lottery to hand modeling for Key Bank.

Gregory James

received his BFA in Theatre Performance from SUNY at Buffalo and is currently working on his MFA with CWRU/CPH. He has been living and working in Los Angeles for the last six years. Most recently he could be seen in Fifth of July at CPH and The Fate of the Date: The Mystery of the Silver Chalice presented at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with the Buffalo Lab Theatre. Los Angeles theatre credits include Summer and Smoke, Hound of the Baskervilles, and Lend Me a Tenor with the Actors Co-Op Theatre Hollywood and Some Girl(s) as part of the LA Fringe. This summer Gregory can be seen as Mercutio and Mr. Brooke in Romeo and Juliet and Little Women at the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival. Gregory was a founding resident member of the Whitefire Theatre Company in Los Angeles where he appeared in numerous Seasonal and Hollywood Shorts. Film credits include Jilted for Glamour Magazine, Slow Clap Comedy, and the original Actors Co-Op series The Fur is Gone.

Abdul Seidu

is corybantic to be acting alongside his fellow classmates in the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA class of 2020’s debut production. Abdul recently graduated from Kent State University with a BA in theatre arts. Film credits include the upcoming Crshd and Eat Like a Bird.

Courtney Stennett

is a native of Eagle, Idaho. She graduated with her BFA in performance from Baylor University. Prior to making the move to Cleveland, Courtney enjoyed living and performing in Chicago. Favorite recent professional credits include Agnes of God with Aleatoric Theatre, A Little Princess with Windy City Music Theatre, and Seminar with Spartan Theatre Company. Courtney is delighted and humbled to be working toward her MFA in the CWRU/CPH Acting program and thrilled to be part of this ensemble!

Elisabeth Yancey

is a current member of the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program's Class of 2020. She most recently made her Cleveland debut as Gwen in Fifth of July and looks forward to starring as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival. Previous credits include Wellesley Repertory Theatre, ACT 1 Nashville, KB Productions (Nashville), and The Wellesley Shakespeare Society. Elisabeth holds a BA in Theatre Studies from Wellesley College, a certificate of classical acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, and a certificate of literature from Cambridge University. She is thrilled to be a part of this exciting opportunity to work with fellow artists in the New Ground Theatre Festival!

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Our Theatres

Allen Theatre

Allen Theatre

Helen Theatre

Helen Theatre

Outcalt Theatre

Outcalt Theatre

The Allen, Helen and Outcalt theatres are located at Playhouse Square
1407 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44115

Administrative Offices and Education Center
1901 E. 13th Street, Suite 200 Cleveland, OH 44114 (216) 400-7000

Production Center
7401 Detour Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44103