The Sharon Studio Theatre - Tierra Del Sol

Next To Normal

DIANAWhitney Morse

Whitney is so excited to be a part of The Studio's inaugural season. Central Florida Theatre credits include The Science Play Festival's reading of Arcadia, The Secret Garden, and 1776 (Mad Cow Theatre.) Her recent Chicago credits include Next To Normal (Skokie Theatre), Other Desert Cities (Citadel Theatre), The Children's Hour (Pride Films and Plays), Spike Heels (Brown Paper Box), Down Range (Genesis Theatricals), Trafford Tanzi and I Carry Your Heart (Prologue Theatre Company), Accomplice (Jedlicka Performing Arts Center), The Turn of the Screw, Jeeves at Sea, Unnecessary Farce and The Merchant of Venice (First Folio Theater), and Little Women (Theatre-Hikes). New York credits: Hold Music (Culture Project,) and Love's Labour's Lost and Three Sister's (both directed by Andrei Serban.) Whitney is also the Artistic Director of The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center. BA Psychology - Rollins College, MFA Acting - Columbia University School of the Arts.www.whitneymorse.com
DANBrian Zealand

Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Brian Zealand has been seen on stages across the nation. After studying at the University of South Dakota, Brian went back to Omaha where he performed at the Blue Barn Theatre (Mike/33 Variations, Georg/Spring Awakening, Peter/Bug), the Omaha Community Playhouse (Ash/Evil Dead The Musical), and toured with the Nebraska Theatre Caravan's production of A Christmas Carol as Jacob Marley. He is thrilled to be appearing as Dan in Next to Normal, Elyot in Private Lives, and Jaime in the Last 5 Years for The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol's inaugural season. After the season, Brian will head back to Chicago where he has resided for two years.
HENRYJosh Kimball

Josh Kimball is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale with his BFA in Musical Theatre. Josh has been working in theatre all his life, beginning at the age of 5 and performing in shows ever since. Recent works have been Playlist Singer on the Carnival Ecstasy and Triumph, Gabe in Next to Normal, a live entertainment performer for Cedar Point Theme Park (Rockin' Country show and Spooky Shenani- gans), Mark in Rent, and Bob Wallace in White Christmas.
NATALIEEmily Chelsea

Emily Chelsea is thrilled to be a part of The Studio Theater Tierra Del Sol's first season. Coming all the way from California, Emily has worked throughout the LA and San Diego area, as well as received her BFA in Musical Theater at CSUF. Credits: Home Street Home (CTG) Footloose, Marry Poppins (Candlelight Pavilion), Spring Awakening (Barnstage), Kiss Me Kate (Grand Central Stage). She thanks you for supporting the arts and creativity. "Be strong and courageous" Deuteronomy 31:6 To Him be all the glory.
DR. MADDENBrett Ricci

Brett Ricci is very excited to be joining The Studio Theatre at Tierra Del Sol for the first show in their debut season. Brett is from New York City where he has had the pleasure to play in a number of Off-Broadway shows as well as USA national tours, tours of Canada and even one trip to the Caribbean with the cast of Angelina Ballerina. Some other favorite credits include Jamie in the Last Five Years, Conrad Birdie in Bye Bye Birdie, and the Baker in Into the Woods. Brett would like to thank his lovely wife Ashley as well as his family and TEG for the years of support.
GABETyler Beauregard

A recent graduate of The University of Central Florida with a BFA in Musical Theatre and a minor in dance. Previous roles include Robert (The Drowsy Chaperone), Berger (HAIR), Boy a (Love Story), and Sister Mary Theresa (Sister Act). Tyler is thrilled to have been given the opportunity to be a part of the inaugural season here at The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol.
U/S NATALIEKirsty Rimmer

Kirsty is thrilled to be debuting in part of the Studio Theaters opening season. Kirsty was last seen on the IceHouse Theaters stage as Kenni Flood in "Beckys New Car" and as the electrified stripper, Miss Electra in Gypsy. She has been head over heels in love with musical theater, and performing in general, for almost her entire life.

Other credits include Urleen in Footloose, The Company of Rent, and Philia in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
U/S DIANAAlyson Johnson

Alyson Johnson is thrilled to be part of The Studio's debut season. Regionally she has performed in Bonnie & Clyde (Emma Parker). Other credits include Young Frankenstein (Elizabeth Benning), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Christine), Into the Woods (The Witch), Man of La Mancha (Aldonza), and Noises Off (Brooke/Vicki). She lives with her actor husband and their budding-triple-threat daughter in Clermont, FL.
U/S DAN &
DR. MADDEN
Andrew Colletti

Andrew Colletti is a recent graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University where he received his BFA in Theatre Performance. Regionally, Andrew has been seen in the Mid-Atlantic premiere of Yank! (Stu), Hello Again (College Boy), and Tigers Be Still (Zack). Other credits include It's a Wonderful Life - Live Radio Play (Harry Bailey), Parade (Officer Ivey), As Is (Brother), Bright New Boise (Will), and Man of La Mancha (Muliteers). You also may have seen him at Disney World on Main Street where he has been seasonal for the past four years.

Andrew is beyond thrilled for this opportunity with The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol, and would like to thank his friends and family for their never ending support.
U/S HENRY &
GABE
Michael Manley

Michael E. Manley is an actor and teaching artist, who recently moved to Orlando from Philadelphia. He holds his Bachelors of Art in Theatre Performance from Franklin & Marshall College and an Acting Apprenticeship from Florida Studio Theatre. He is thrilled and thankful to be working with The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol and this incredible cast. Previous Credits: Wolves (Wolf), Harbor (Kevin), Rodeo (Cab Lanford), Playmaker’s Tour of Chautauqua, Octagon (Chimney), Spring Awakening (Melchior), Hairspray (Brad/Corny Collins u/s).

Private Lives

AMANDALauren Culver

Lauren Culver holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Millikin University (Decatur, IL). She has worked regionally all over the country, and is happy to now call Orlando her home. She spends her days performing at Universal Studios Florida, singing, dancing, acting, and helping create magic in one of her favorite fictional worlds. Credits include: Blanche Barrow, "Bonnie and Clyde" (Garden Theatre, Fall 2016); Betty Hudson, "White Christmas" (Showpalace); Vibrata, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" (Theatrezone); Lulu/Chanteuse "Cabaret" (Gen Y Productions); Sister Sophia, "The Sound of Music" (Porthouse Theatre); Woman 2, "And The World Goes Round" (Porthouse Theatre); Miss Weston/Gloria understudy, "Damn Yankees" (Porthouse Theatre); Rhonda, "Fancy Nancy" (Orlando Repertory Theatre); Mom/Sophie W, "Ivy and Bean" (Orlando Repertory Theatre); Mom Cat/Ensemble, "Busytown" (Orlando Repertory Theatre). She has recently originated roles in two Broadway World Award winning productions: Anne in "Anne Frankenstein," and Patty Andrews in "Once I Laughed." Both were performed at the 2015 Orlando Fringe Festival. She is absolutely thrilled to be a part of The Studio Theatre's first season, and thanks every single one of you for your patronage. You help keep theatre alive! www.laurenculver.weebly.com.
SYBILEmily Miraglia

Emily Miraglia is so thrilled to be a part of the inaugural season at The Studio Theatre! Emily was most recently seen performing as Belle in The Golden Mickeys at Hong Kong Disneyland. She studied musical theatre at Palm Beach Atlantic University and graduated in May 2014. Emily has also worked in entertainment at The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL. Other favorite roles include Hope Langdon/Something's Afoot, Agnes/Dancing at Lughnasa and Esther Smith/Meet Me in St Louis. She'd like to thank her friends and family for supporting her to follow her dreams! Jeremiah 29:11.
VICTORTyler Beauregard

A recent graduate of The University of Central Florida with a BFA in Musical Theatre and a minor in dance. Previous roles include Robert (The Drowsy Chaperone), Berger (HAIR), Boy a (Love Story), and Sister Mary Theresa (Sister Act). Tyler is thrilled to have been given the opportunity to be a part of the inaugural season here at The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol.
ELYOTBrian Zealand

Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Brian Zealand has been seen on stages across the nation. After studying at the University of South Dakota, Brian went back to Omaha where he performed at the Blue Barn Theatre (Mike/33 Variations, Georg/Spring Awakening, Peter/Bug), the Omaha Community Playhouse (Ash/Evil Dead The Musical), and toured with the Nebraska Theatre Caravan's production of A Christmas Carol as Jacob Marley. He is thrilled to be appearing as Dan in Next to Normal, Elyot in Private Lives, and Jaime in the Last 5 Years for The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol's inaugural season. After the season, Brian will head back to Chicago where he has resided for two years.
U/S ELYOT CHASE
& VICTOR
John Hamilton Rice

John Hamilton Rice is glad to be a part of his first show at The Studio Theatre with Private Lives. John has most recently appeared as Bob Cratchet in A Christmas Carol – The Musical, several characters in Gypsy at The Athens Theatre in Deland, and has participated in several shows such as You Can't Take It with You and The Secret Garden with Mad Cow Theatre in Orlando. John can also be caught occasionally making magic at Universal Studios. He would like to thank his friends and family for their constant support and encouragement.
U/S SIBYL CHASE &
AMANDA PRYNNE
Abigail Cline

Abigail Cline is a performer, composer, and writer in Central Florida. She was previously seen on stage in a modern political adaptation of Tartuffe (Maryann), Arcadia (Thomasina), Nine (Stephanie Necrophorus), Sister Act (Ensemble), and The Divine Sister (U.S. Mrs. Lev/Timothy). This year she released her debut album, Parallel Roads: A Song Cycle by Abigail Cline, now available on Bandcamp and most digital streaming sites such as iTunes and Spotify. This past summer, she was invited to the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska as a Teaching Artist to perform and play upright bass in a premiere Playworks staged reading and interpret the mainstage production, Spring Awakening, in American Sign Language. She received her B.F.A. in Musical Theatre (Honors)/Creative Writing Minor from University of Central Florida. www.AbigailCline.com

Last Five years

CATHYWhitney Morse

Whitney is so excited to be a part of The Studio's inaugural season. Central Florida Theatre credits include The Science Play Festival's reading of Arcadia, The Secret Garden, and 1776 (Mad Cow Theatre.) Her recent Chicago credits include Next To Normal (Skokie Theatre), Other Desert Cities (Citadel Theatre), The Children’s Hour (Pride Films and Plays), Spike Heels (Brown Paper Box), Down Range (Genesis Theatricals), Trafford Tanzi and I Carry Your Heart (Prologue Theatre Company), Accomplice (Jedlicka Performing Arts Center), The Turn of the Screw, Jeeves at Sea, Unnecessary Farce and The Merchant of Venice (First Folio Theater), and Little Women (Theatre-Hikes). New York credits: Hold Music (Culture Project,) and Love’s Labour's Lost and Three Sister's (both directed by Andrei Serban.) Whitney is also the Artistic Director of The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center. BA Psychology - Rollins College, MFA Acting - Columbia University School of the Arts.www.whitneymorse.com
JAMIEBrian Zealand

Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Brian Zealand has been seen on stages across the nation. After studying at the University of South Dakota, Brian went back to Omaha where he performed at the Blue Barn Theatre (Mike/33 Variations, Georg/Spring Awakening, Peter/Bug), the Omaha Community Playhouse (Ash/Evil Dead The Musical), and toured with the Nebraska Theatre Caravan's production of A Christmas Carol as Jacob Marley. He is thrilled to be appearing as Dan in Next to Normal, Elyot in Private Lives, and Jaime in the Last 5 Years for The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol's inaugural season. After the season, Brian will head back to Chicago where he has resided for two years.
U/S CATHYLauren Culver

Lauren Culver holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Millikin University (Decatur, IL). She has worked regionally all over the country, and is happy to now call Orlando her home. She spends her days performing at Universal Studios Florida, singing, dancing, acting, and helping create magic in one of her favorite fictional worlds. Credits include: Blanche Barrow, "Bonnie and Clyde" (Garden Theatre, Fall 2016); Betty Hudson, "White Christmas" (Showpalace); Vibrata, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" (Theatrezone); Lulu/Chanteuse "Cabaret" (Gen Y Productions); Sister Sophia, "The Sound of Music" (Porthouse Theatre); Woman 2, "And The World Goes Round" (Porthouse Theatre); Miss Weston/Gloria understudy, "Damn Yankees" (Porthouse Theatre); Rhonda, "Fancy Nancy" (Orlando Repertory Theatre); Mom/Sophie W, "Ivy and Bean" (Orlando Repertory Theatre); Mom Cat/Ensemble, "Busytown" (Orlando Repertory Theatre). She has recently originated roles in two Broadway World Award winning productions: Anne in "Anne Frankenstein," and Patty Andrews in "Once I Laughed." Both were performed at the 2015 Orlando Fringe Festival. She is absolutely thrilled to be a part of The Studio Theatre's first season, and thanks every single one of you for your patronage. You help keep theatre alive! www.laurenculver.weebly.com.
U/S JAMIEScotty Tomas

A native to Florida, Scotty Tomas began his talents at a young age with the Sunshine Generation Children's Performing Group, touring many different venues in the southeast region. Completing studies at the College of Central Florida, Scotty now resides in Tampa and will attend The University of Tampa this fall, starting their BFA program in musical theatre. Favorite community, academy, and professional credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie, Hello Dolly, All Shook Up, Grease, The Baker's Wife, High School Musical, Once Upon A Mattress, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Peter Pan, Chicago, Fiddler on the Roof, The Merry Widow, and many more. He is currently a Resident Artist with the Central Florida Lyric Opera, where he had the pleasurable invite to share the stage with Patti LuPone in her One Woman show for the inauguration of The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center in 2015. Scotty is no stranger to The Villages® and is thrilled to work with the talented family and team of The Sharon and its new Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol.

Proof

CATHERINEJill Jones

Jill Jones is excited to be performing the role of Catherine in Proof. Jill has performed in Central Florida as Sara in Stop Kiss, Marjorie in Extremities, Olivia in Twelfth Night, and in New York as Queen Creon in Antigone Unearthed, to name a few. She is grateful for this to opportunity to perform at the The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol with such a wonderful cast and crew. She would like to thank her Husband Ross, her family, Trevin Cooper, and Whitney Morse. "Love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art."- Stanislavksi
CLAIREWhitney Morse

Whitney is so excited to be a part of The Studio’s inaugural season. Central Florida Theatre credits include The Science Play Festival's reading of Arcadia, The Secret Garden, and 1776 (Mad Cow Theatre.) Her recent Chicago credits include Next To Normal (Skokie Theatre), Other Desert Cities (Citadel Theatre), The Children's Hour (Pride Films and Plays), Spike Heels (Brown Paper Box), Down Range (Genesis Theatricals), Trafford Tanzi and I Carry Your Heart (Prologue Theatre Company), Accomplice (Jedlicka Performing Arts Center), The Turn of the Screw, Jeeves at Sea, Unnecessary Farce and The Merchant of Venice (First Folio Theater), and Little Women (Theatre-Hikes). New York credits: Hold Music (Culture Project,) and Love's Labour's Lost and Three Sister's (both directed by Andrei Serban.) Whitney is also the Artistic Director of The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center. BA Psychology - Rollins College, MFA Acting - Columbia University School of the Arts. www.whitneymorse.com
HALNicu Brouillette

Nicu is excited to be returning to The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol for his third and final show of the season. He was last seen in the pit as the violinist for The Last 5 Years and Next to Normal. For the past four years Nicu has performed all across Florida in Tampa, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Miami. Companies include Jobsite Theater, Florida Studio Theatre, and Stages Productions Family Theatre. Some of his favorite roles are Aladdin in Aladdin and the Magic Lamp, Bruce / Karl in Old Enough to Know Better, and Mr. Mushnik in Little Shop of Horrors. Nicu is a graduate of the University of South Florida. There he earned his bachelors in Music Studies with a focus in Vocal Performance. He hopes everyone enjoys the show!
ROBERTLon Ward Abrams

Lon has been involved in Professional Theatre for many years as a Director, Stage Manager, Writer, and Actor in Florida as well as Georgia and New York, where he was born and raised. Favorite roles include Elyot in Private Lives opposite wife Barbara, as Amanda. He has been lucky enough to play Henry II in The Lion In Winter, Henry VIII in Anne Of The Thousand Days and Richard III. He would like to thank all his new friends at The Studio for entrusting him with this wonderful and challenging role in their exciting first season.
U/S HALJosh Kimball

Josh Kimball is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale with his BFA in Musical Theatre. Josh has been working in theatre all his life, beginning at the age of 5 and performing in shows ever since. Recent works have been Playlist Singer on the Carnival Ecstasy and Triumph, Henry in Next to Normal (Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol), a live entertainment performer in The Rockin' Country show and Spooky Shenani-gans (Cedar Point Theme Park), Mark in Rent (SIU), and Bob Wallace in White Christmas (SIU).
U/S CATHERINE &
CLAIRE
Abigail Cline

Abigail Cline is a performer, composer, and writer in Central Florida. She was previously seen on stage in a modern political adaptation of Tartuffe (Maryann), Arcadia (Thomasina), Nine (Stephanie Necrophorus), Sister Act (Ensemble), and The Divine Sister (U.S. Mrs. Lev/Timothy). This year she released her debut album, Parallel Roads: A Song Cycle by Abigail Cline, now available on Bandcamp and most digital streaming sites such as iTunes and Spotify. This past summer, she was invited to the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska as a Teaching Artist to perform and play upright bass in a premiere Playworks staged reading and interpret the mainstage production, Spring Awakening, in American Sign Language. She received her B.F.A. in Musical Theatre (Honors)/Creative Writing Minor from University of Central Florida. www.AbigailCline.com

Musicians

PIANOGary Powell
Gary has been musically directing and staging shows for over 30 years in Texas, Chicago, New York City, and now Central Florida. Select standouts of Gary’s career include Sound of Music, Godspell, Brigadoon, South Pacific, and regionally Sweet Charity and Next to Normal at the Skokie Theatre. He has worked on several world premiere productions including: Tomorrow Morning and Scotch Verdict. While directing in Chicago, Gary was nominated for several Jeff Awards for the following productions: Jerry Springer-The Opera, Thrill Me, Adam's Family, Opus 1861, The Baker’s Wife, Kiss of The Spider Woman, Evolution/Creation, and Cats among several others. Gary currently serves as the resident Music Director for both The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center and The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol.
DRUMSJerry Bruno
Jerry has been playing drums and performing in bands since he was in grade school. He got his first record deal with Buddha Records in the 70's and went on to write for ABBA's publishing arm, Sweden Music.

Moving to Los Angeles in the 80's, Jerry's band, "The Jerry Bruno Orchestra" played for President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan, was a principal act for the presidential campaign of Senator Bob Dole, and performed for Princess Diana at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

Jerry became the music director of the world-famous "St. James' Club" on Sunset Blvd., where his clientele included Mariel Hemingway, Barry Manilow, and Jon Bon Jovi. Moving back to In Cleveland, OH in 1995, Jerry produced one season of the daily talk show "Live With David Lynch" and served as music director and band leader for the duration of the show. He also owned and operated "Jerry Bruno Productions", one of the largest and busiest live music production companies in Ohio.

As a drummer, Jerry performed with Tony Bennett, Lou Rawls, Jim Nabors and Shirley McClain, and Hal Holbrook.

Jerry and his wife Mary Jo ("M.J.") sold the agency to their employees in 2010 and moved full-time to The Villages in January, 2011.

Jerry performs locally with The Orion Tri0 and The Valerie Gillespie Ensemble.
GUITARBill Neale

Bill Neale has a stellar biography as a stage performer, recording artist, producer and studio musician. Among his accomplishments are extensive tours and recordings which included a five-year tenure as guitarist with Motown's "The Temptations" during the height of their career. During the late 70's and 80's, Bill was the guitarist for all Chuck Barris Television Shows including "The Gong Show". He is a proud recipient of both RIAA Certified Gold and Platinum record awards for his work. Bill and his wife, MaryAnn, enjoy being residents of The Villages and he continues to perform locally with The Music Mixx and has been featured with The Orion Trio at their monthly concert series at the Savannah Center. In addition to performing, Bill stays active as co-owner of Benedetto Amplifiers.
BASSJohn Gaffney
John Gaffney recently moved to central Florida from Allentown, Pennsylvania. While living in Pennsylvania John was very active in the local music scene playing bass with the Allentown and Schuykill Symphonies, The Allentown Band, as well as participating in over 40 various musicals with local colleges and theatre companies. John was also an educator, teaching private lessons as well as classroom music in a local private school. He nows lives in Oxford, Florida with his wife and three children and is excited to be part of The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol.
VIOLINNicu Brouillette

Nicu is honored to be a part of the inaugural season of The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol. He has been playing the violin for 20 years and has performed a variety of genres including classical, fiddle, and jazz. He has performed private functions in Tampa and was the soloist for Busch Gardens Tampa's Christmas on Ice. As a youth he was a part of the Tampa Bay Youth Orchestras and was Concertmaster in both the Strings Symphonia and Junior Philharmonic. He is excited for the opportunity to perform such wonderful music in Next to Normal and The Last 5 Years. Nicu is a graduate of the University of South Florida where he earned his Bachelor’s in Music Studies.
CELLOEllen Shertzer

Ellen is excited to play cello in the inaugural season of The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol. After receiving her Bachelors and Masters of Music in Cello Performance and String Pedagogy at the University of Michigan, she played in several professional chamber music groups and orchestras in California, New York, Texas, and Ohio. She was founder and director of the Cello Choir at the University Of Cincinnati Conservatory Of Music, teaches and coaches at the National Cello Institute, Los Angeles, CA, and has taught cello and chamber music nationally, and in Canada, Sweden, Italy and Slovenia. She played cello for School House Symphony (a 6 piece professional ensemble), concertizing and promoting music in Cincinnati area schools. She is currently a free-lance cellist, playing chamber music in various groups, including the Trio Classique, and liturgical music in area churches.

Directors

MUSICAL DIRECTORGary Powell
Gary has been musically directing and staging shows for over 30 years in Texas, Chicago, New York City, and now Central Florida. Select standouts of Gary’s career include Sound of Music, Godspell, Brigadoon, South Pacific, and regionally Sweet Charity and Next to Normal at the Skokie Theatre. He has worked on several world premiere productions including: Tomorrow Morning and Scotch Verdict. While directing in Chicago, Gary was nominated for several Jeff Awards for the following productions: Jerry Springer-The Opera, Thrill Me, Adam’s Family, Opus 1861, The Baker's Wife, Kiss of The Spider Woman, Evolution/Creation, and Cats among several others. Gary currently serves as the resident Music Director for both The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center and The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol.
NEXT TO NORMALAradhana Tiwari
Aradhana Tiwari has an M.A. in Theatre from the University of Central Florida. She recently completed a two-year artist residency with Mad Cow Theatre where she was Resident Director. Tiwari has been directing since 2004 for a myriad of production companies and regional theatres. Past directing credits include: Words We Wear, Driving Miss Daisy, The Diviners, Crimes Of The Heart, Steel Magnolias, The Way Of The Cards, Connected, Bombs Babes & Bingo, The Singing Christmas Trees, Patient X, War Of The Worlds, Julius Caesar, The Little Foxes, Peter Pan, It's A Wonderful Life, Little Women, The Pink Ribbon Project, The Road To Mecca, Enchanted April, The Clean House, Other Desert Cities, Cock, The Light In The Piazza, 33 Variations, I and You, Tribes, and most recently The Secret Garden. Tiwari is currently a professor at Valencia College where she has been teaching Acting and Script Analysis for the past three years. She is grateful for the opportunity to be part of the inaugural season at the Studio Theatre!
PRIVATE LIVESTrevin Cooper

Trevin Cooper (Director) serves as the Director of Education for the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center and Resident Director for The Studio Theatre at Tierra Del Sol. Previous directing credits include: Lend Me a Tenor, The Miracle Worker, The 39 Steps, The American Plan, The Last Five Years, Art, Always…Patsy Cline, and 9/11: We Will Forget, voted one of the top 10 plays of the 2012 Orlando Fringe Festival. He holds an M.F.A from The University of Central Florida, an M.A. from The University of Oklahoma, and a B.A. from Rollins College.

THE LAST 5 YEARSTrevin Cooper

Trevin Cooper (Director) serves as the Director of Education for the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center and Resident Director for The Studio Theatre at Tierra Del Sol. Previous directing credits include: Lend Me a Tenor, The Miracle Worker, The 39 Steps, The American Plan, The Last Five Years, Art, Always…Patsy Cline, and 9/11: We Will Forget, voted one of the top 10 plays of the 2012 Orlando Fringe Festival. He holds an M.F.A from The University of Central Florida, an M.A. from The University of Oklahoma, and a B.A. from Rollins College.

PROOFTrevin Cooper

Trevin Cooper (Director) serves as the Director of Education for the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center and Resident Director for The Studio Theatre at Tierra Del Sol. Previous directing credits include: Lend Me a Tenor, The Miracle Worker, The 39 Steps, The American Plan, The Last Five Years, Art, Always…Patsy Cline, and 9/11: We Will Forget, voted one of the top 10 plays of the 2012 Orlando Fringe Festival. He holds an M.F.A from The University of Central Florida, an M.A. from The University of Oklahoma, and a B.A. from Rollins College.

Designers

SET DESIGNERKenneth Constant
Kenneth Constant is a Houston, Texas native. He studied scenic design at The North Carolina School of The Arts. Prior to graduation he worked for a number of different theaters including The Hangar Theatre in upstate New York, The Baystreet Theatre in the Hamptons, and even Oklahoma State University where he designed, painted, and built a production of "Little Shop of Horrors." After his education, he worked as the resident designer and technical director for The California Theatre Center in Sunnyvale, CA. He was also the production manager for their beginning, intermediate, and advanced conservatories. While in California he designed, built, and painted over eighty sets earning him numerous awards including Best Scenic Design for A Summer Repertory and Best Show for A Children's Musical as awarded by the Southbay Theatre Awards. Other awards include SETC, and USITT Top Design for his production of "The Seagull" in 2007. After returning to Houston in 2010, he moved from being an assistant teaching artist at The Alley Theatre to being their Technical Director of Education, a position that had not existed prior. In addition to this, he worked as a carpenter and scenic artist in their scene shop. While in Houston he also worked as a technical director, paint charge, and scenic designer for dozens of productions earning him awards for his designs of "High Hat Hattie", Bye, Bye Birdie" and others. In 2012 he was hired as an Adjunct Professor of Scenic Art for The University of Houston. The following year he accepted a position as Technical Director and Educator for The John Cooper School in The Woodlands, Texas. Kenneth worked as the technical director for The Aspen Theatre and Opera Center during the Summers of 2013 - 2014 before becoming a member of The Villages family in October of 2014. He is now the technical director of The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center, as well as the resident designer for The Studio at Tiera De Sol.
LIGHTING DESIGNERWeston Corey
Weston Corey recently graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in lighting design. At VCU, he designed the world premiere of Frankenstein: Dawn of a Monster in the spring of 2015, and The Rocky Horror Show in the fall of 2015. Outside of VCU, Weston has been a lighting designer and assistant for countless shows in the Richmond, Virginia area. He has also worked for the Arundel Barn Playhouse, New York Musical Festival, and as the assistant lighting designer for the premier of Hamlet in Bed at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre in New York City.
SOUND DESIGNEREric Mielke
Originally from New Berlin, Wisconsin, Eric Mielke attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he received degrees in Music Performance-Double Bass and Psychology. Although he was working as a musician, life continued to lead him into work as an audio engineer. He moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 2003 and attended Belmont University to earn a degree in Audio Visual Production along with a minor in Music Business. As an audio engineer and sound designer for nearly 25 years, he has worked on world premiers of several student productions such as "Rent," "Avenue Q," "Shrek," and "The Little Mermaid." He has also received Tommy Awards for outstanding sound design for "All Shook Up," and "AIDA." Eric looks forward to being part of the production design staff for The Studio Theater.
COSTUME DESIGNERSeth Stelly
Seth Stelly is from southern Louisiana. Growing up, he worked for Cite Des Arts as an over-hire sewer for shows and festivals as well as helped create costumes for Mardi Gras and St. Patrick's Day parades. He went on to study production design with a concentration in costume at Savannah College of Art and Design. He joined IATSE and started working for Creative Costuming at Disney. Seth is now excited to be joining The Studio Theatre's team.

Production Team

ARTISTIC DIRECTORWhitney Morse

In The Studio Theatre's inaugural season, Whitney Morse has played the roles of Diana in Next to Normal, Cathy in The Last Five Years, and Claire in Proof, she is also The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol's Artistic Director. Morse's Central Florida Theatre credits include The Science Play Festival's reading of Arcadia, The Secret Garden, and 1776 (Mad Cow Theatre.) Her recent Chicago credits include Next To Normal (Skokie Theatre), Other Desert Cities (Citadel Theatre), The Children's Hour (Pride Films and Plays), Spike Heels (Brown Paper Box), Down Range (Genesis Theatricals), Trafford Tanzi and I Carry Your Heart (Prologue Theatre Company), Accomplice (Jedlicka Performing Arts Center), The Turn of the Screw, Jeeves at Sea, Unnecessary Farce and The Merchant of Venice (First Folio Theater), and Little Women (Theatre-Hikes). New York credits: Hold Music (Culture Project,) and Love's Labour's Lost and Three Sister's (both directed by Andrei Serban.) Whitney is also the Artistic Director of The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center. BA Psychology - Rollins College, MFA Acting - Columbia University School of the Arts.www.whitneymorse.com
PRODUCERJason Goedken

Bio coming soon!
TECHNICAL DIRECTORPreston Speaker

Preston is a Graduate of University of North Carolina School of the Arts, with a BFA in Technical Direction. While enrolled at UNCSA he worked all over the Eastern Seaboard building scenery at various summer seasonal theatre companies. After graduation he joined IATSE, the stage hands union, and continued to work in North Carolina and the surrounding areas as a stage hand, fly man, and rigger. During the summers after school, Preston got a seasonal job working on the Jam Band Music Festival Circuit. He travelled all over the country and to Costa Rica building and working festivals. Once he decided me was done living on the road, he was called to replace an employee at the Aspen Music Festival and School, where he spent 3 summers building and rigging scenery for their Aspen Opera Theatre Company. In early 2016, he was hired to work for The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center and The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol in The Villages. Moving to Florida from northern Ohio; he is enjoying the weather and the exceptional team he works with.
PRODUCTION MANAGERDanielle Paccione

Bio coming soon!
STAGE MANAGERAbigale Bobb

Abigale "Abby" Bobb (Stage Manager) is a graduate Interdisciplinary Studies Major with a focus in Dance and Stage Management from Virginia Commonwealth University. Most recently she was the Older Company Stage Manager for Rocky Mountain Theatre for Kid's Summer Camp (Legally Blonde, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland Jr., Willy Wonka Jr.) Some of Abby’s favorite career highlights are Production Stage Manager for LANDING--- Fall Senior Projects, Assistant Stage Manager for The Richmond Ballet's The Nutcracker, Production Assistant for TheatreVCU's production of The Rocky Horror Show, and Production Stage Manager for the American Dance Festival Faculty Concert at The Reynolds Industries Theatre. She has also worked as Assistant Stage Manager for the 2009 Dance Magazine Awards. When not in the theater you're likely to find Abby cuddling with her fur baby Josie, eating peppermint patties, watching trash TV or baking treats for everyone!
PRODUCTION ASSISTANTAmber Sacks

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HOUSE MANAGERGrace Petty
Grace Petty is a native Floridian, hailing from Miami, Florida. She grew up right here in Lady Lake and has specialized in a variety of fields from Nursing, to Esthetics, and has also been performing as a singer throughout The Villages for 10 years. Although her passion is with the performing arts, Grace is also an Award Winning Esthetician. She is ecstatic to be a part of The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center and honored to be the House Manager at The Studio Theatre at Tierra Del Sol.
ASSISTANT HOUSE MANAGERJosh Kimball

Josh Kimball is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale with his BFA in Musical Theatre. Josh has been working in theatre all his life, beginning at the age of 5 and performing in shows ever since. Recent works have been Playlist Singer on the Carnival Ecstasy and Triumph, Henry in Next to Normal (Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol), a live entertainment performer in The Rockin' Country show and Spooky Shenani-gans (Cedar Point Theme Park), Mark in Rent (SIU), and Bob Wallace in White Christmas (SIU).
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