was born in West Virginia and raised in North Carolina. He earned his BFA from the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater Actor Training Program. He was a Conservatory member for the 2018 and 2019 seasons at the Chautauqua Theater Company, where he played Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Alfie in One Man, Two Guvnors; Silvius in As You Like It; and Br’er Rabbit/Ratts in An Octoroon. Cleveland credits include the New Ground Theater Festival reading of Tiny Houses and the CWRU/CPH MFA productions of Hay Fever, The Seagull, and Fifth of July. He has also been seen at Yellow Tree Theater, Minnesota Jewish Theatre, Walking Shadow Theatre Company, Public Theater of Minnesota, and the Guthrie Theater.
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. During his time in the CWRU/CPH MFA program, Conor has played Medvenko in The Seagull and Jed Jenkins in Fifth of July. Other notable 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 as well as all members of the CWRU/CPH community who have offered their guidance, wisdom, and encouragement over the two years.
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. kaseyconnolly.com
was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and raised in friendly Fridley, Minnesota. She graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN 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 (The Guthrie Theatre), 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 KeyBank. Recent credits include: Sorel Bliss in Hay Fever and Sorin in The Seagull (CWRU/CPH), Naomi in Sugar (Phoenix Theatre), Carlos Sirah’s The Utterances (The Playwright’s Center), and Shirley in Fifth of July (CWRU/CPH debut). She is a big fan of theatre for social justice, the German language, and gummy bears!
is a Buffalo, NY native who received his B.F.A. in Theatre Performance from SUNY at Buffalo. Upon graduating he spent six years working in Los Angeles. He is a current sketch comedy writing student of Michael Busch. Stage credits include Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet and Brooke in Little Women (Oberlin Summer Theater Festival), Trigorin in The Seagull, John in Fifth of July, and Billy in Cicada (CPH), and The Fate of the Date presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. LA theatre credits include Summer and Smoke, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and Lend Me a Tenor with the Actors Co-Op Theatre Hollywood, and Some Girl(s) with the LA Fringe. Gregory was a founding resident member of the Whitefire Theatre Company in Los Angeles. Film credits include Jilted for Glamour Magazine, Slow Clap Comedy, and the original Actors Co-Op Series, The Fur is Gone. GregoryJamesActing.com @GregoryJamesActing
is beaming to be acting again alongside his fellow teammates in the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA class of 2020’s third production, Hay Fever. Abdul has graduated summa cum laude from Kent State University with a BA in Theatre Arts. He has recently been seen in the MFA productions of The Seagull and Fifth of July
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. She most recently appeared onstage at Chautauqua Theatre Company in One Man, Two Guvnors; A Midsummer Night's Dream; and in the New Play Workshop production of Agent 355. She has been seen in the CWRU/CPH productions of Hay Fever as Judith Bliss, The Seagull as Masha, and Fifth of July as Sally Friedman. Summer of 2018 she appeared internationally at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Call of the Void. Additional recent professional credits include Agnes of God (Aleatoric Theatre), A Little Princess (Windy City Music Theatre), and Seminar (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!
was most recently seen onstage as Myra in the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program production of Hay Fever. Other credits with CWRU/CPH include The Seagull and Fifth of July. Internationally, Elisabeth performed at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the world premiere of Call of the Void. Other favorite credits include CPH’s New Ground Theatre Festival in Cicada and Christina, and the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival in Romeo and Juliet and Little Women, as well as work with Wellesley Repertory Theatre. 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 could not be more delighted to join this ensemble in bringing this story to life! Instagram: @elisabethyancey
is an actor from Bowling Green, Kentucky. He graduated from The University of Evansville in 2019 with a BFA in Theatre Performance. Some of his favorite roles include Bruce Bechdel in Fun Home, John Proctor in The Crucible, Pa Joad in Grapes of Wrath, George Wickham in Pride and Prejudice, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Lorenzo in The Merchant of Venice, and Antonio in Twelfth Night. In addition to his work with the University of Evansville, Isaac has spent time with the Great River Shakespeare Festival and Brute Candor Productions. He is beyond expression in his excitement for his future in Cleveland.
Born and raised in south Texas, Kristina is excited to begin this new chapter in her life with a talented group of artists. Kristina recently earned her BA this year in Theatre with an acting/directing focus at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She is thrilled to attend Case Western Reserve University at the Tony Award -winning Cleveland Play House to earn her MFA in acting. Fun fact, Kristina has a pet fish named George, and although she loves him, she wishes she had a dog. Recent credits include Mimi in RENT, Ariel in The Tempest, and Sophie in Mamma Mia.
is originally from Shepherdstown, West Virginia though she comes to the CWRU/CPH Acting Program by way of Boston. After earning her BA in Theater and English from UMass Amherst, she has performed in Boston with multiple touring companies and is a company member of Magnificent Bastards, a Shakespearean improv comedy troupe. Some of her favorite credits include Juliet in Shakespeare Now!’s Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet in Boston Theater Company’s Hamlet, and Puck in Boston Theater Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She has also worked as a director, fight choreographer, and teaching artist.
is originally from Morehead, Kentucky. She received a BA in Political Science and minored in Theatre Arts at the University of Louisville. She was last seen onstage as Ginny Yang in Smart People, LeeAnn in A Piece of My Heart, Rebecca in The Long Christmas Ride Home, and Grace in Baltimore. Bridget can juggle, do the splits, and stand on her head, but not at the same time (she’s working on it). She’s also allergic to peanuts, so if you’re reading this bio to assassinate her, that’s the quickest and simplest way to do it! You’re welcome!
was born in California and was raised in Colorado. He earned his BFA in Music Theatre from the Metropolitan State University of Denver. He has performed in productions that have taken him to California and across to Delaware, and has been seen in such productions as Sweat, A Christmas Carol, and Native Gardens with the Denver Center Theatre Company. He is excited and so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA class of 2022.
was born in Denton, Texas, and raised in Dallas, Texas. He earned his B.S. in Integrative Studies at the University Of North Texas where he played Kent in Stick Fly. After graduating, he studied at the Shakespeare Academy at Stratford as part of the 2017 ensemble, where he played Ferdinand in The Tempest and Elbow/Abhorson in Measure for Measure in repertory. Other theatre credits include Delray in Memphis with the Musical Theatre of Denton and Father Comes Home from the Wars with AART. Recent film credits include independent short, Peddling.
is elated to be joining the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House Class of 2022! Jordan is originally from Ypsilanti, Michigan, and obtained her BFA in Acting from Oakland University in April 2019. She is extremely excited to quickly be moving into her graduate studies. Her favorite credits include: In The Red and Brown Water; Marcus, or Secret of Sweet; Othello; and Electra. Jordan is looking forward to continuing to evolve in this program not only as an actor, but as a human being.
Classically trained and steeped in southern heritage, Noah Williams has performed in works ranging from Shakespeare to Tennessee Williams. He has trained at Troy University where he received his bachelor's degree in Theatre, and at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Noah has recently played Petruchio in The Taming of The Shrew, Black Stache in Peter and The Starcatcher, Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple, Reverend Parris in The Crucible, Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Tom in The Glass Menagerie at Troy University. Noah is interested in what he likes to call “theatre below the poverty line,” which highlights stories of people cemented in hardship. He is looking forward to moving to Cleveland and honing his craft at Cleveland Play House!
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