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Who’s Who

Karin Bowersock- Executive Artistic Director
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Karin has been Artistic Director of Bristol Valley Theater in Naples, New York since 2003. Over the last 15 seasons, she has produced numerous plays and musicals and directed new visions of such Broadway Classics as EVITA, SWEENEY TODD, CABARET, and MAN OF LA MANCHA. Prior to moving to the Finger Lakes, Karin lived in New York City where she co-founded No-Pants Theatre Company, producing and directing new work at venues ranging from HERE to The Ontological/St Marks Church, The New York International Fringe Festival (multi-year), The Pasinger/Fabrike (Munich), Manhattan Theatre Source, and The Samuel Beckett on Theatre Row (off-broadway). She was the curator of No Pants’ New Play Lab, The Fitting Room, working with such writers as Julia Cho, Diana Son, Jon Kinally and Derek Nguyen at the start of their careers. As Associate for Arts Programs at People for The America Way (1999 – 2003), she shepherded the biographical play “Trumbo” (written by Dalton Trumbo’s son) to off-Broadway, working with Ed Harris, Richard Dreyfus, Nathan Lane, Chris Cooper, Tim Robbins, Alec Baldwin and others to bring the great screenwriter’s life to the stage. She continues her commitment to New Work at BVT, commissioning a new children’s play every year for the Apprentice Program since 2004. Regionally she has worked with Geva, The Guthrie Theater, Bloomsburg Theater Ensemble and The Lied Center at Kansas University, where “Origins”, her adaptation of the Scopes Monkey Trial transcripts, starred Edward Asner and was aired on PBS and NPR. Other playwrighting credits include Mystery Radio Theater (Geva NextStage) and Let’s Misbehave, The Music and Lyrics of Cole Porter, which premiered at BVT in 2010 and has been produced in 4 states so far. She trained as an actress at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where she received her BFA. www.KarinBowersock.com

Katelyn Cantu – Associate Artistic Director
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Katelyn Cantu (who you may know as Katelyn Machnica) began her work with BVT as an acting intern in 2008 and has been working as an actor and educator ever since. She has appeared in over a dozen productions including The Marvelous Wonderettes, Evita, Cabaret, boom, and several musical revues such as 365: A Year in Review and Family Matters. She also served as Apprentice Program Director in 2012 and has taught stage combat workshops, as well as choreographing stage combat for several BVT shows throughout the years. Katelyn hails from Rochester, NY and is a proud alumnus of Nazareth College of Rochester where she earned degrees in both Theatre Arts and Communications. In the past Katelyn has worked in administration and sales for Geva Theatre Center as well as the RPO. She has also been an actor, director, stage manager and fight choreographer for several theaters in the area such as Blackfriars, Rochester Children’s Theater, and RAPA, as well as theaters in the NYC and Washington, DC areas.

Angela Einwachter – Administrative Assistant
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Angela joined BVT in October, 2013 as Administrative Assistant and continues to be in awe of the talent around her. She hails from Buffalo, NY where she began her career in public television doing educational outreach at WNED-TV before transitioning to the Education Department at WXXI Rochester. A move to Prattsburgh, NY led to a desire to work closer to home, and when she isn’t keeping the office in order she’s tending to chickens and horses on the homestead she shares with husband Kirk. She is most grateful to Karin and David for the opportunity to become immersed in the world of professional theater, for offering flexibility on the job, and for not requiring any singing or acting talent whatsoever for this position – or she’d be out of a job.

2019 Summer Company

Judith Annozine (Sharon, The Roommate) has appeared on many stages, including Williamstown Theatre Festival, Walnut Street Theater, Harlem Theater Company, Judith Shakespeare, Peculiar Works Theater, Hilberry Repertory Theater, Second City, and Antaeus Theater.  She is exceedingly thrilled to be reunited with Suzi Takahashi and Karin Bowersock again, after an almost 20 year separation!  

Jennifer Arfsten (Player 4, King’s Legacy) is so excited to be a part of bringing this lovely new work to life. Favorite credits: Bebe in A Chorus Line, Rosalind in As You Like It, and performing with Disney Cruise Line. BFA Musical Theatre, Point Park University. Love to her better half, family, and Baez. IG: @jenniferarfsten

Mary Atchley (ATD) is a second year graduate student at Ohio University. She spent two years working as the scenic charge and carpenter at Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, TN., on shows like Once, James and the Giant Peach, and Fun Home. She recently technical directed Holly Down in Heaven.

Bunny Baldwin (Young Elizabeth, King’s Legacy) is thrilled to be originating the role of Young Elizabeth in her first show with Bristol Valley. National Tours: Annie (Molly) and Kenny Rogers Christmas. She was nominated for best supporting actress in a musical for Broadway Worlds Maine Regional Awards for her performance of Susan in White Christmas with Sally Struthers at Ogunquit Playhouse. Thanks to my family! www.bunnybaldwin.com

Nina Bova (Costume Designer, Sherlock Holmes) is so pleased to join the BVT family. Favorite projects include the new opera ID, Please (dir. Stephen M. Eckert) and Manon (dir. Victoria Crutchfield). Opera America Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase finalist 2019. MFA Carnegie Mellon University. 

Karin Bowersock (Executive Artistic Director; Director, Sherlock Holmes, Ruth, Dr. Ruth) When she was just a wee thing, Karin saw her mother, Phyllis, perform as the evil queen in a community theater production, and her lifelong journey in the theater (and as an evil queen) began. That passion was the greatest of the many gifts her mother gave her. AML AML

Neil Brown (Smythe, Sherlock Holmes) is thrilled to be returning to the BVT stage once more. He was most recently seen at BVT as Chet in Montgomery. He would like to thank Karin and Katelyn for the wonderful opportunity as well as his friends and family for their love and support.

Katelyn Cantu (Associate Artistic Director; Director/Curator, So Happy Together) is pumped up for another exciting season at BVT! As well as serving as Associate Artistic Director, Katelyn has appeared in over a dozen shows at BVT including The Marvelous Wonderettes, boom, Evita, Family Matters, Godspell, and The Drowsy Chaperone and teaches Acting for Kids classes in the fall, winter, and spring. Katelyn was born and raised in Rochester, NY and is a proud alumnus of Nazareth College of Rochester. Endless love and gratitude to Karin, Camille, Carl, Bill, and her husband EJ.


EJ Cantu (Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes) Previous credits include; Three Musketeers with Rhinoleap Productions, Streamers at the Roundabout, Lenin’s Embalmers at Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Hard Problem at Studio Theater. BVT credits include Peter and the Starcatcher, The Cookie Fight,and  Montgomery 

Matt Carlin (Scenic Design, So Happy Together; Props Master, King’s Legacy) Matt is a Scenic & Props designer based in Brooklyn. He received his B.F.A from Pace University. Scenic: Evita (High Tech High School), Worse Than Tigers (New Ohio), The Wild Party, Polaroid Stories, Runaways (Schaeberle Theater), South Pacific (TheaterLab) Props: The Sea Concerto (Flux Theatre Ensemble), The Winter’s Tale (Schimmel Theater), Hair (Schaeberle)  mattcarlindesign.com @mattcarliin

Mary Claunch (Props/Painting Intern) enjoys knitting, reading, and quiet time. As you can probably tell from the hobbies listed, she views herself as an old person trapped in a younger person’s body. She is currently working on a generalist theatre degree at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas.

Adam Corcoran (Choreographer, King’s Legacy), also a Registered Nurse, is ecstatic for this season at BVT! Favorite BVT credits include Nicky/Trekkie, (Avenue Q), Enjoulras, (Les Miserables), Hero (Forum), Charley, (Charley’s Aunt), Grand Night for Singing. Choreography: Lucky Stiff, Godspell, Cabaret, Let’s Misbehave, Evita. This one’s for Joan, Karin, Mom, Dad, Jake, Nash and always Axl! 

Bryce Cutler (Scenic Design, Sherlock Holmes)  Recent designs include Samsung’s new VR show Interpretation of Dreams, a VR arcade for Muse’s 2019 World Tour and an LED experience for St. Vincent’s Feel the Pride. He is a finalist for the 2019 Robert Tobin Director-Designer Showcase, co-founder of Third Space and on adjunct faculty at Fordham University. www.brycecutler.com

Jim Ditmars (Watson, Sherlock Holmes) is delighted to return to BVT this summer in the role or Dr. Watson. He is honored to portray the iconic character. Thanks, as always, to Karin and the BVT family, and to Arthur Conan Doyle.

Joseph Donohue III (The Suspects, Murder for Two) is third generation musician and performance artist from Buffalo, NY. Joseph also plays violin and provides musical accompaniment for various theaters and events throughout the greater Buffalo area. Joseph received a kidney transplant in 2010 and thanks his family for their continuous support of his artistic passion.

Alaina (Ace) Evans (Carpentry intern) is studying for a Theatre BA at Emory & Henry College. She began her first production in high school, and has been hungry to learn everything about the process ever since. Ace would like to thank her parents for their support and the Bristol Valley Theater for this opportunity.

Meaghan Finlay (Stage Manager) is beyond thrilled to be back at BVT! In the past year, she has worked the Off-Broadway run of The Lehman Trilogy, directed/choreographed at a high school, lighting and sound designed, was the Production Stage Manager for Princeton University and gotten little to no sleep!

Martin Flowers (Martin,So Happy Together) Based in Brooklyn, Martin is excited to make his BVT debut and work on one of his favorite musical eras! Martin was raised in Indiana where he graduated from Goshen College. Favorite roles include Christopher Wren in The Mousetrap and Vince in Tape. Special thanks to friends and family everywhere!

Jen Fok (Lighting Design, Becoming Dr. Ruth) is a NYC based Lighting Designer for theatre and dance. Select designs have been seen at Lincoln Center Education, HERE Arts Center, Portland Stage, Intar, Teatro Sea, Company, Flint Repertory, Company One, Detroit Public Theatre, Theatre At Monmouth, The Flea, NCPA Beijing, Stella Adler, Queens Theatre, Ars Nova, Luna Stage, Wild Project, Bushwhick Starr, Jack, Martha Graham Studio, Ithaca College, Bates Dance Festival, among others. BFA in Theatre Production and Design from Ithaca College. jenfok.carbonmade.com

Valerie Frizzell (Costume/Wardrobe Intern) is a junior at Otterbein University working towards a BFA in Design Technology with an emphasis in Costume Design. This fall she will be costume designer for their production of Radium Girls. She would like to thank her professor, friends and family for their support.

Andrea Armer (Assistant Stage Manager) is a senior at Oklahoma State University. She is pursuing a major in Theatre with a comprehensive emphasis in both Design and Technology, and Performance. Recent experience includes Assistant Stage Managing for The Three Musketeers at Oklahoma State University and acting in Pawnee Arts’ production of Rumors at the Buffalo Theatre in 2018. In 2019 she was Props Master for Oklahoma State University’s production of Oklahoma!.  Her graduation date is set for this Summer 2019.

Shashwat Gupta (Abdul Karim, Sherlock Holmes) is an artist. A graduate of the MFA Acting program at the Actors Studio Drama School, Shashwat has lived, performed and been published for audiences in India, England, and USA among other countries.  He has now found himself a home in New York City. www.shashwat-gupta.com

Emily Haan (Artistic Administration Intern) is a rising Dance and Arts Management senior at Oklahoma City University. After graduating, she plans to pursue technical theatre supervision and nonprofit arts administration. Emily is ecstatic to join the Bristol Valley Theater team this summer!

Shannon Haddock (Robyn, The Roommate) is thrilled to be returning to BVT for a fourth year. Past BVT productions: The Foreigner (Betty), Elijah (Lori), Silent Sky (Williamina Fleming), The Drowsy

Chaperone (Mrs. Totendale), Montgomery (Sheriff Patty). Thank you to Karin, Katelyn and the

entire BVT family for having me back for another season.

Amber Hahn (Master Electrician) is excited to participate in her first season with Bristol Valley Theater. She recently finished her junior year at the University of Northern Colorado where she studies theatrical design/technology. Previously, she’s worked with Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre and various theatres in Greeley, Colorado.

Chris J. Handley* (Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes; Director, King’s Legacy) 9th season! BVT 2018: Drowsy Chaperone, Spider’s Web, Fully Committed. This season in Buffalo: Talley’s Folly, Anything Goes, Fun Home, The Tempest, and this winter he will play the title role in Elf the Musical. Chris is Associate Artistic Director at Buffalo’s Alleyway Theatre. MFA Indiana, BFA Fredonia. chrisjhandley.com

Paul Hudson (Lighting Design, Sherlock Holmes) is pleased to be returning to BVT, having previously designed Avenue Q, Lucky Stiff, and The Drowsy Chaperone.  Mr. Hudson was the associate designer on Broadway’s Three Tall Women, the Park Avenue Armory’s The Hairy Ape, and Tectonic Theatre’s national tour of The Laramie Project Cycle.  Other highlights include My Parsifal Conductor, Life x3, multiple shows at the Juilliard school, and the Actor’s Studio Drama School’s MFA repertory season at Pace University. MFA, NYU.  Member, USA829.

Hannah Karpenko (Player 5, King’s Legacy) holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Nazareth College and is a former member of the PTC at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Selected previous credits include: Wondrous Strange (40th Humana Festival), Dracula, Lost Weekend (ATL), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Geva), Little Shop of Horrors (Bristol Valley Theatre). www.hannahkarpenko.com

Mike Kinzer (Player 1, King’s Legacy) Mike is an NYC-based actor that is often also distracted by learning German, baking, reading biographies, watching animal documentaries, and trying new food. He is delighted to bring all aspects of Henry VIII to life, and hopes you enjoy the show! 

Leigh Martha Klinger (Player 8, King’s Legacy) was born and raised bilingual in Germany, studied Drama in Munich and worked throughout Europe until she finally took the leap and moved to NYC 7 years ago. She can’t imagine being anywhere else in the world. Leigh Martha is ecstatic to be returning to BVT this summer! Love to my husband and family!

Jessie Carina Lanza grew up in Boise, Idaho harvesting all the potatoes. She studied Drama at Vassar College before moving to Brooklyn with the rest of the millenials where she bakes, crafts, and tries to get out of paying her rent like Jonathan Larson told her she should. For more – JessieCLanza.com …LYAL!”

Claire Leyden (Mrs. Tory, Sherlock Holmes) is thrilled to be making her BVT debut!  Regional: Riverside Center for the Performing Arts (Mabel, The Pirates of Penzance), College Light Opera Company (Jean, Brigadoon), Axelrod Performing Arts Center, New York G&S Players.  2019 Lotte Lenya Competition Semifinalist and proud Williams College graduate!  www.ClaireLeyden.com

Alex Loucks (Player 6, King’s Legacy) is a NYC-based actress and incoming senior at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts receiving her BFA Drama/Musical Theatre. Past favorite roles include: Theresa Liu in Working (dir. Kent Gash), Maureen in Rent and Magenta in The Rocky Horror Show.

Tess Marshall (Player 7, King’s Legacy ) is thrilled to be telling such an historic story with with this wonderful cast. Favorite credits: Footloose (Ariel); City of Angels (Gabby/Bobbi); American Idiot (Heather); Five Women…Same Dress (Trisha). NY workshop: Ragtime (Ellis Island). BFA Musical Theatre Shenandoah Conservatory. Love to my family and friends! TessOliviaMarshall.com. Instagram: Tess_Marshall

Tim McMath (Scenic Design, Murder For Two) is excited for his 9th summer working at BVT! Previous BVT designs: Drowsy Chaperone, Lucky Stiff, Peter and the Starcatcher, Cabaret, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Go Back for Murder, Accomplice, Les Miserables, and Who Is Theo?.  Broadway associate designer: Fun Home, The Humans, Once On This Island, and others. timmcmath.com Instagram: @tdmcma

Christopher Metzger (Costume Co-Design, Murder For Two) BVT: Montgomery, Elijah. Recent work includes: LIFE SUCKS., Happy Birthday, Wanda June (Wheelhouse Theater), Sweat (Mobile National Tour, Public Theater), Harlequin & Pantalone (Dorrance Dance), La Traviata (Philharmonia of New York). Resident designer; Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance Company (Beijing International Contemporary Dance Festival, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center). MFA; NYU; member Local USA 829.

Melissa Gargiulo (Costume Co-Designer, Murder For Two) is thrilled to be working with Bristol Valley Theatre for the first time. Previous design credits include Sarah Ruhl’s Orlando as well as designing for So You Think You Can Dance’s Stacey Tookey with her piece Gift. Melissa would like to thank her family for their constant support. @melissaann.g.designs 

Rich Miller (Sound Design, Becoming Dr. Ruth & King’s Legacy) is absolutely excited to be returning to the BVT family for his 20th  season! What an amazing journey it has been, and how blessed he is to keep returning.   Special thanks to his wonderful wife Joan, Anakin, his parents, and Karin for all their support.  

Samantha J. Miller (Costume Design, King’s Legacy) Sammi is back! This past year she got married and moved to North Carolina. Past BVT productions include; Spiders Web, Crimes of the Heart, Who is Theo?, Les Miserable,To Kill A Mockingbird, Go Back for Murder, Red, White, and Tuna, Boeing Boeing, and Man of LaMancha. I love you, Jerome.

Morgan Montgomery (Stage Manager) is a senior Theatre Arts major at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. Her favorite production credits include Songs for a New World, Hecuba, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency and The Philadelphia Story. She is excited to return for her second summer at Bristol Valley Theater!

Mary Peaty (House Manager) is excited to return again for a great season of shows.   In the past year her daughter has moved back home with her and she had her First New York City experience!  It was great to see where a lot of BVT’s people live.  She can’t believe that even after 18 years she is so excited for the new season.

Mars Peterson (Carpentry Intern) is overjoyed to be a part of BVT this summer as a carpentry intern. He has worked in carpentry at the Pacific Conservatory Theatre as well as the University of Montevallo where he is currently a junior pursuing a BFA in Theatre. Special thanks to his girlfriend, Ana.

Curtis Phillips (Scenic Design, The Roommate) is extremely happy to be returning to BVT after many years away. Professional theatre credits include produced designs for Off Broadway and off-off Broadway theatres in NYC and also acted as the resident and guest designer for regional theatres across the country. Curtis received an MFA in Scenic Design from the University of Wisconsin Madison and is now an Associate Professor at the University of MN Duluth.

Mark Poppleton*  (Player 2, King’s Legacy) has been blessed to have toured this country extensively doing what he loves: theater. His goal is to perform in every state, with only one state left…Hawai. When not on the road, he lives in the gorgeous Finger Lakes region of western New York. www.markpoppleton.com

Michael Radi (Music Director, So Happy Together; Detective, Murder for Two; Playwright/Composer and Player 3, King’s Legacy) is ecstatic to be returning to BVT this summer as a Performer, Musical Director, and the Composer-Lyricist/Librettist of The King’s Legacy! He is incredibly grateful to Karin, Katelyn, Chris, and Annabelle for making a dream come true. A special thank you to his family for their undying love and support, as well as his exceptional BVT family! www.MichaelRadi.com

Annabelle Revak (Music Director, King’s Legacy) is a composer, music director, and pianist currently based in Chicago. She is the literary manager at Underscore Theatre Company. Her musical Notes and Letters received workshops at the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival 2018 and Underscore Theatre Company 2019. www.annabelleleerevak.com

Kate Rose Reynolds (Lillie Langtry, Sherlock Holmes; Asst. Dir., King’s Legacy) is celebrating her 10th season with BVT! Last summer, she appeared in Spider’s Web. Other recent credits include Twelfth Night with Arabian Shakespeare Festival in San Francisco, CA, and Move Over Mrs Markham with Scripps RanchTheatre in San Diego, CA. www.katerosereynolds.com.

Ammy Roth (Props Master) graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Design and Technology. Her most recent production experiences include Scenic Charge Artist for A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play by Philip Grecian at the Buffalo Theatre in December 2018 and Scenic Designer for the Oklahoma State University production of Doubt: A Parable in November 2018. 

Amanda Ryan (Electrics Intern) is a rising sophomore at Emerson College pursuing a BFA in Theatre Design /Technology. Past Emerson credits include Devised and Concur (Assistant Master Electrician) and Working (Assistant Lighting Designer). “Thank you to Mom, Dad, and Nick for your unwavering support and to BVT for this incredible opportunity!

Sam Santoianni (Technical Director) is a MFA candidate in technical direction at UNCSA’s school of Design and Production. He is excited to make good art with good folks this summer. Previously, he has worked with the Magnetic Theatre in Asheville, NC and the Jefferson Performing Arts Society in New Orleans.

David E. Shane (Director, Becoming Dr. Ruth) returns to BVT after previously serving as Associate Artistic Director from 2013-2018. He currently resides in New York City where he is the Membership Manager for A.R.T./New York. As always, David is thrilled to be back in Naples where “there’s always something to do.” Thanks to Karin for continued trust, collaboration, and friendship.

Greg Solomon (Lighting Design, So Happy Together) At BVT: Chapatti. Broadway: Associate LD for Gary, Torch Song, Once On This Island. Recent: Lighting Director for Notes from the Field (Royal Court). Lighting Designer for Brick City (Premiere Stages), Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Mad Love (Northern Stage), A Persistent Memory (Theatre Row), Skippyjon Jones (Lucille Lortel). Training: SUNY Purchase. www.GregSolomonLighting.com

MaryEllen Stebbins (Lighting Design, King’s Legacy) is excited for her sixth summer at BVT (Fully Committed, Little Shop, Silent Sky, Murder Ballad, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Godspell, Oh Coward).   2019 OA Tobin finalist, 2014 Young Designer to Watch, 2011 Barbizon Lighting Award.  AB: Harvard College, MFA: Boston University.  www.maryellenstebbinsdesign.com

Sean Sullivan (Costume Design, So Happy Together) For BVT: Little Shop of Horrors, Godspell, Let’s Misbehave. New York : Intrigue and Love , Candida (Jean Cocteau Rep), Holiday, Four by Tenn. He began his career as a design assistant for Emmy Award winning Costume Designer Nolan Miller. Film credits include Killjoy, Horrible Dr. Bones, and award winning shorts Out of Habit and The Confession. He is a faculty member at Aldelphi University.

Christopher & Justin Swader (Scenic Designers, King’s Legacy) are New York-based scenic designers. Past collaborations include work with Two River Theater, Classical Theatre of Harlem, Miami New Drama, The New Victory Theatre, Lincoln Center Education, York Theatre Company, Luna Stage, SpeakEasy Stage Company, Company One, HERE Arts Center, The New School for Drama, La MaMa, Park Avenue Armory, Trusty Sidekick, the Emerson String Quartet and The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Graduates of Ball State University. www.cjswaderdesign.com

Suzi Takahashi (Director, The Roommate) is an actor, director, and theater maker. Suzi teaches at The Stella Alder Conservatory. This year, she directed The Caucasian Chalk Circle and 5th of July.  Also, she was a guest artist at Alfred University where she presented her one-woman show, The Story Box.  Many thanks to Karin and the BVT family.  

Alease Timbers (Children’s Programming Director) is beyond thrilled to be at Bristol Valley Theater. She’s spent the last 5 years teaching and directing in North Carolina & Pennsylvania. Her Most recent works are “Footloose”at South View High School, Disney’s Aladdin Jr., at Temple Theatre  & Anansi and Friends at Fayetteville State University. She would like to thank her loving family for always supporting her dreams and aspirations in theatre. And last but not least her loving fiance who continues to push her.

Benjamin Viertel (Director, Murder for Two) Past BVT: Little Shop of Horrors, Crimes of the Heart and Avenue Q. Recent: Moonfaker (Dixon Place), Life Boat (Theater 54), Kragtar (The West End Theatre), The Bitter Tears…(New Ohio Theater), Fireface (The Brick), Blank My Life (webseries). Artistic Director of Third Space. Education: CMU. www.benjaminviertel.com

Liz Wasser (An Evening with Liz Wasser) It’s your girl, back again!  BVT credits including, The Drowsy Chaperone (Drowsy), Avenue Q (Kate Monster/Lucy), Rent (Maureen), Murder Ballad (Narrator), Les Miserables (Mme. Thenardier) and several more!  Liz also debuted her solo work, Saturday Morning Special…Fun! at BVT in 2016.  Liz loves BVT and is honored to premiere this new original-ish piece alongside her Naples family.

Christina Watanabe (Lighting Design, Murder For Two) At BVT: Montgomery, Elijah, Rent, Les Miserables. Designs seen at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Charlottesville Opera, White Heron Theatre Company, EST, INTAR, 59E59, Theatre Row, Primary Stages, Lincoln Center Festival, The New Ohio, The Bushwick Starr, more. Concerts, dance, events, and retail windows. MFA: NYU Tisch. Member USA 829. www.StarryEyedLighting.com.

Kyle Wilson (Oscar Wilde, Sherlock Holmes) Recent acting: Seymour in Little Shop (BVT). Directing: Alligator Play (Hudson Guild Theatre), Freaks (NYCFringe), and award-winning webseries Blank My Life. Writing: Moonfaker (Dixon Place), Kragtar (West End Theatre), The Beatles Present “The Lord of the Rings: The Musical” (The Brick). Proud graduate of Carnegie Mellon. kwtheater.squarespace.com. 

Dan Winters (Lighting Design, The Roommate) is extremely excited to return to BVT for his 8th season! A Drama Desk nominated lighting designer he has worked in NYC and regionally. He now lives in Cincinnati OH, where he’s a stay at home father to his one year old, and a freelance photographer and designer.

Liz Porter Woods (Costume Design, The Roommate) is returning to BVT for her tenth season, this time with her new baby girl, Martha.  Past design credits include Chapati, Art, Avenue Q, Becky’s New Car and Deathtrap.  She is so grateful for the opportunity to work with her favorite people in a place she loves so much! 

Brianne Wylie (Brianne, So Happy Together) is thrilled to be making her BVT debut. Favorite credits include such strong women as Martha Bessel (Spring Awakening), and Rose Fenny (Dogfight). Proud graduate of Ithaca College’s Musical Theater program. Eternal thanks to my parents, Jazzy, and Jeff!

Brian Ziemann (Brian, So Happy Together) is thrilled to be back at BVT! Previous BVT credits include Little Shop of Horrors (Mushnik), Peter and the Starcatcher (Ted), Les Miserables and A Funny Thing…Forum! Other favorite credits include All Your Questions Answered (Brian), The Three Little Pigs (Bao) and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Snoopy). All my love to Zak, and many thanks/love to Karin, Katelyn and all the wonderful people here at the BVT!! 

Ron Ziomek (Sound Designer/Engineer, So Happy Together, Murder for Two, Sherlock Holmes, The Roommate) is a senior Ithaca College theatrical production and design major from Dallas, PA. His previous sound design credits in Ithaca include Marisol, Skeleton Crew, Ugly Lies the Bone, In the Red and Brown Water, Can-Can, Bald Soprano, and sound engineer for The Rover, Winter Bodies, and Dogfight.

* member Actor’s Equity