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March 18 - 28, 2020 , The Helen

CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program

Middletown

Written by Will Eno
Directed by Donald Carrier

Welcome to Middletown, USA. Population: Stable. Elevation: Same. It’s an ordinary small town. With ordinary people. All living seemingly ordinary lives. And yet, from all this ordinary emerges the extraordinary—the absurd, the hilarious, and the beautiful moments of lives being lived. Told with humor and deep compassion, this spiritual successor to OUR TOWN shows us the joy, sadness, small victories and defeats we experience as we go through the ups and downs of being human. This production will introduce the CWRU/CPH MFA Acting Program’s Class of 2022 to local audiences.

Artists

Isaac Baker

Isaac Baker

(John/Janitor) graduated from the University of Evansville, where he played Bruce Bechdel in the collegiate premiere of Fun Home. At Evansville, he also appeared as Andrew Carnes in Oklahoma!, Georg Zirschnitz in Spring Awakening, Pa Joad in Frank Galati’s Grapes of Wrath, Albert Thornton in Horton Foote’s Lily Dale, more(John/Janitor) graduated from the University of Evansville, where he played Bruce Bechdel in the collegiate premiere of Fun Home. At Evansville, he also appeared as Andrew Carnes in Oklahoma!, Georg Zirschnitz in Spring Awakening, Pa Joad in Frank Galati’s Grapes of Wrath, Albert Thornton in Horton Foote’s Lily Dale, and Antonio in Twelfth Night. Other credits: Lorenzo in The Merchant of Venice with the Great River Shakespeare Festival, John Proctor in the Pheonix Theatre’s The Crucible, and Ansel in Brute Candor Production’s premiere of The Cyprus Hatley Chapel.

Kristina Gabriela

Kristina Gabriela

(Female Doctor/Female Tourist/Sweetheart) is from Corpus Christi, Texas and received her BA in Acting/Directing at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Recent credits include, Sophie in Mamma Mia, Ariel in The Tempest, Mimi in Rent, and Beauty in Smokefall. @quirky_kris more(Female Doctor/Female Tourist/Sweetheart) is from Corpus Christi, Texas and received her BA in Acting/Directing at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Recent credits include, Sophie in Mamma Mia, Ariel in The Tempest, Mimi in Rent, and Beauty in Smokefall. @quirky_kris

Sierra Grabowska

Sierra Grabowska

(Public Speaker A/Astronaut/Tour Guide/Auntie/Lands) is originally from Shepherdstown, West Virginia. After earning her BA in Theater and English from UMass Amherst, she performed in Boston with multiple touring companies and is a company member of Magnificent Bastards, an international Shakespearean improv comedy troupe. Other credits: Juliet in Shakespeare Now’s Romeo more(Public Speaker A/Astronaut/Tour Guide/Auntie/Lands) is originally from Shepherdstown, West Virginia. After earning her BA in Theater and English from UMass Amherst, she performed in Boston with multiple touring companies and is a company member of Magnificent Bastards, an international Shakespearean improv comedy troupe. Other credits: 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 also works as a director, fight choreographer, and teaching artist.

Bridget Kim

Bridget Kim

(Mary/Cop Voiceover) is from Morehead, KY and received her BA in Political Science and a minor in Theatre Arts from the University of Louisville. While there, she found joy as LeeAnn in A Piece of My Heart, Rebecca in The Long Christmas Ride Home, and Grace in Baltimore. She was more(Mary/Cop Voiceover) is from Morehead, KY and received her BA in Political Science and a minor in Theatre Arts from the University of Louisville. While there, she found joy as LeeAnn in A Piece of My Heart, Rebecca in The Long Christmas Ride Home, and Grace in Baltimore. She was last seen as Ginny Yang in the Liminal Playhouse’s production of Smart People.

Gustavo Márquez

Gustavo Márquez

(Mechanic/Freelancer) was born in California and was raised in Colorado where he received a BFA in Music Theatre from the Metropolitan State University of Denver. Professional credits: Sweat, A Christmas Carol, Native Gardens (Denver Center Theatre Company). Other credits: The Comedy of Errors, Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, The more(Mechanic/Freelancer) was born in California and was raised in Colorado where he received a BFA in Music Theatre from the Metropolitan State University of Denver. Professional credits: Sweat, A Christmas Carol, Native Gardens (Denver Center Theatre Company). Other credits: The Comedy of Errors, Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, The Tempest, Metamorphoses, You Can’t Take It With You, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, American Idiot, Dracula, Grease. Gustavo-Marquez.com

Christopher Portley

Christopher Portley

(Public Speaker B/Male Tourist/Male Doctor/Male Dat) is from 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 more(Public Speaker B/Male Tourist/Male Doctor/Male Dat) is from 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 Homer in Father Comes Home from the Wars parts 1,2 & 3 with the African American Repertory Theatre.

Jordan Taylor

Jordan Taylor

(Librarian/Female Date/Intercom Voice) is originally from Ypsilanti, Michigan, and obtained her BFA in Acting from Oakland University. Her favorite credits include: In The Red and Brown Water, Marcus; or Secret of Sweet, Othello, and Electra. more(Librarian/Female Date/Intercom Voice) is originally from Ypsilanti, Michigan, and obtained her BFA in Acting from Oakland University. Her favorite credits include: In The Red and Brown Water, Marcus; or Secret of Sweet, Othello, and Electra.

Noah Williams

Noah Williams

(Cop/Ground Control)

is from Alabama where he attended Troy University. While there, he performed in numerous roles, including Tom in The Glass Menagerie, Pretruchio in The Taming of The Shrew, and Black Stache in Peter and The Star Catcher.

more(Cop/Ground Control)

is from Alabama where he attended Troy University. While there, he performed in numerous roles, including Tom in The Glass Menagerie, Pretruchio in The Taming of The Shrew, and Black Stache in Peter and The Star Catcher.

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