The Secretary
Second Production
By Kyle John Schmidt
January 19 – February 16, 2019

Cast & Design Team

Julia Traber (Director) Main Street Theater: RFK; Stages Repertory Theater: The Ultimate Christmas Show Abridged; Classical Theatre Company: Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Henry V, Miss Julie, The Triumph of Love, Candida; A.D. Players: Harvey; Unity Theatre: Becky’s New Car, Doubt, The Miss Firecracker Contest, Shooting Star, Almost Maine, Greater Tuna, The Importance of Being Earnest, Angel Street, Enchanted April, Cyrano; Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre Company: Dry Land; Stark Naked Theatre Company: All Girls; Texas Repertory Theatre: The Lion in Winter, Art, Wit, The Compleat Works of William Shakespeare Abridged; Rice University: Bob: A Life in Five Acts, Mauritius, Private Eyes; Milwaukee Repertory Theater: (Assistant Director) The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, Bach at Leipzig, Yes, No, Maybe So, A Christmas Carol, Cyrano. Education: M.F.A., University of Houston, Theatre.

Elizabeth Marshall BlackElizabeth Marshall Black (Janelle) Main Street Theater: The Book of Will, Silent Sky, Peace in Our Time, Fallen Angels, Heartbreak House; A.D. Players: Harvey, You Can't Take it With You, The Miracle Worker; Catastrophic Theatre: Trevor, The Blackest Shore; Classical Theatre Company: The Government Inspector; Ensemble Theatre: By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; Mildred’s Umbrella: Becky's New Car, Carnival 'Round The Central Figure; Celebration Theatre: The Divine Sister, The Beebo Brinker Chronicles. Education: B.S., M.B.A., University of Texas at Austin; SUNY Purchase, Acting.

Alice M. GatlingAlice M. Gatling* (Ruby) Main Street Theater: Caroline or Change, Intimate Apparel, Woof! (World Premiere); Alley Theatre: The Mousetrap, Doubt, To Kill A Mockingbird, Our Lady of 121st St., The Exonerated, The Crucible; A.D. Players: Best of Enemies; Stages Repertory Theatre: (Actor) Nickel and Dimed, Black Pearl Sings!, (Director) We Are Proud to Present…, Swimming While Drowning; The Ensemble Theatre: Sassy Mamas, No Child…. (Giorgee Award Best Actress), The Piano Lesson (Giorgee Award Best Actress) Fences, Flyin’ West, (Director) Christmas is Comin’ Uptown, The Colored Museum; Arden Theatre: Under the Skin, Much Ado About Nothing; Interact Theatre: Gidion’s Knot (Barrymore Best Actress); Florida Studio Theatre: Brownsville Song (b-side for tray), Ruined, Black Pearl Sings!; People’s Light and Theatre Co: As You Like It, A Flea in Her Ear, The Icarus Box; Judith Shakespeare Co: Julius Caesar; Turnip Theatre Co: Lives of the Great Waitresses (OOBR Award Winner); Everyman Theater: Under the Skin.

Briana ResaBriana Resa (Brandy) Main Street Theater: Native Gardens, Pride and Prejudice, A Romantic Musical (staged reading); Additional select credits include: Alley Theatre: A Christmas Carol; Stages Repertory Theatre: Alma En Venta, Baby: A Musical; TUTS: A Wonderful Life, Disney’s When You Wish, Dreamgirls; Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company: The Moors, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress; A.D. Players: Godspell; Music Box Musicals: Avenue Q, Company; Rogue Productions: Just Like Us (staged reading); The Landing Theatre Company: Tango Through the Revolution (staged reading), Rushing Roulette (staged reading); Musiqa: Remix; Training: Sam Houston State University, TUTS Professional Apprentice.

Celeste RobertsCeleste Roberts* (Shirley) Main Street Theater: Men On Boats, Copenhagen, Peace in Our Time, Heartbreak House, Dog Act, The Coast of Utopia: Voyage, Master Class, Intimate Apparel, The Women, An Empty Plate at the Café du Grand Boeuf, Comic Potential, Uncle Vanya, An Ideal Husband; Unity Theatre: Savannah Sipping Society, Steel Magnolias; Classical Theatre Company: Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Cherry Orchard; Prague Shakespeare Company: Macbeth, Henry V; Houston Shakespeare Festival: Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Pericles, Love’s Labors Lost, Romeo and Juliet, Titus Andronicus, The Tempest, Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It; Mildred’s Umbrella: Becky’s New Car, Pollywog. Film / TV: Vampires Suck, The Pardon, Playing House, Abide, Drop Dead Diva. Education: B.A., University of Houston, English Literature. Mrs. Roberts is a member of Actors' Equity Association.

Skyler SinclairSkyler Sinclair (April) Main Street Theatre: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (2017 & 2018), Peace in Our Time; A.D. Players: Around the World in 80 Days, Harvey; 4th Wall Theatre: Shakespeare in Vegas, A Midsummer Night's Dream; Catastrophic Theatre:The University of Tamarie; Unity Theatre: Doubt; Mildred's Umbrella Theatre: Dry Land; Landing Theatre: Oleanna; Celebration Theatre: The Divine Sister; Shakespeare Outreach: Romeo and Juliet (Tour); Education: B.F.A., University of Houston.

Bree WelchBree Welch* (Lorrie) Main Street Theater: The Revolutionists; Main Street Theater with Prague Shakespeare Company: Twelfth Night, MacbethEducation: The Old Globe/University of San Diego, MFA Acting Program, Old Globe credits: King Lear, Inherit the Wind, The Madness of King George III, As You Like It; The Taming of the Shrew; The Winter's Tale, Richard III; Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Country Wife, Dividing the Estate.  Houston Credits: Stages Repertory Theatre: Who's Holiday, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Who Am I This Time or Other Conundrums of Love, The Rabbit Hole; Alley Theatre: A Christmas Carol: Classical Theatre Company: Henry V, Antigone, Triumph of Love; Houston Shakespeare Festival: Hamlet, The Tempest, Love's Labour’s Lost, Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, Cymbeline, Romeo and Juliet, Measure for Measure;  Unity Theatre: Miracle on 34th Street, The Odd Couple, Enchanted April, The Heiress. Work with Prague Shakespeare Company as an Associate Artist: Mary Stuart: Winter 2015, Shiner, Into the Woods, As You Like It, Cymbeline, The Murder of Gonzago, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. NY credits: Lincoln Center Theatre: Emma, A Romantic Comedy (staged reading directed by Tony Award winner Jeff Calhoun). Film/TV: Crossing Lines (Netflix), The Ottoman Lieutenant (with Ben Kingsley.)

J. Mitchell Cronin (Lighting Design) Main Street Theater: Buyer and Cellar, Pinkalicious (2018), Daddy Long Legs, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (2017), The Last Wife, Native Gardens, The Revolutionists, Duck for President (2016), RFK, Red Hot Patriot (2016), Harriet the Spy, Goodnight Moon; Stages Repertory Theatre: Panto Cinderella, Honky Tonk Angels at Miller Outdoor Theatre (Assoc. Design), Panto Wonderful Wizard, Panto Snow Queen: Unfrozen; The Ensemble Theatre: Christmas is Comin’ Uptown, Sistas: The Musical, Eighth Day of The Week, Simply Simone*, The First Noel, A Soulful Christmas*; Catastrophic Theatre Company: Curse of the Starving Class, The Tamarie Cooper Show: Field Trip!, Small Ball, Tamarie's Merry Evening of Mistakes and Regrets; Classical Theatre Company: The Return of Sherlock Holmes, The Government Inspector, Enemy of The People, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, The Bear/Proposal, The Ghost Sonata; A.D.Players: Balloonacy, Harvey, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, Charlotte’s Web; Horse Head Theatre: The Flick, We’re Gonna Die, The Sonic Life of A Giant Tortoise, Church; B.F.A., Sam Houston State University, Theatre Design and Technology; Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas. www.JMCdesigns.info

Macy Lyne (Costume Design) Macy Lyne is a Houston-based freelance costume designer and stylist. Texas theaters she frequently designs for include: Main Street Theater, Catastrophic Theatre, 4th Wall Theatre, Classical Theatre Company, Stages Theatre, Miller Outdoor Theatre, The Ensemble Theatre, Rice University, and Unity Theatre. She also enjoys traveling and has designed for Okoboji Summer Theatre in Iowa, Utah Musical Theatre and Utah State University in Utah, and Santa Fe University of Art and Design in Santa Fe, New Mexico among others. Opera companies include: The Houston Grand Opera, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, Mercury Chamber Orchestra, and Ars Lyrica. Film/Television credits: Feature Film Be Not Afraid, Web Series Penny Power, ZomBFF (promo shoot.) www.macylyne.com

Ryan McGettigan (Set Design) Main Street Theater: Men On Boats, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (2017 & 2018), Akeelah and the Bee, Mockingbird, Love and Information, Bridge to Terabithia, Putting it Together, Into the Woods, Civil War Christmas, Close Up Space, Henry V (with Prague Shakespeare Company), Memory House, Richard III (with PSC); Classical Theatre Company: The Birds, The Cherry Orchard, A Christmas Carol, The Importance of Being Earnest, Doctor Faustus, Ubu Roi; Theatre Under the Stars: Rocky Horror Show, Million Dollar Quartet, James and the Giant Peach; TUTS Underground: Heathers, Striking 12, Bonnie & Clyde, First Date, LMNOP; Stages Repertory Theatre: Marie Antoinette (Houston Press Best Scenic Design Award), Failure, Language Archive, Next to Normal; Catastrophic Theatre: Buried Child, Middletown, Clean/Through; Cape Rep (Brewster, MA): Jerusalem, Eurydice, Beauty Queen of Leenane; Legacy Theatre (Atlanta, Georgia): Music Man, 9 to 5, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; New Orleans Opera: Die Fledermaus, Carmen, Lucia di Lammermoor; Houston Grand Opera: Bound (World Premiere), From My Mother’s Mother (World Premiere), Your Name Means the Sea (World Premiere); Houston Ballet/Asia Society Texas: Tsuru; Glimmerglass Festival: Cunning Little Vixen, Trouble in Tahiti, The Odyssey (World Premiere), Robin Hood (World Premiere). www.RyanMcGettigan.com

Yezminne Zepeda (Main Street Theater: Daddy Long Legs, Curious George: The Golden Meatball, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (2017), The Last Wife, The Wizard of Oz, Grand Concourse, Mockingbird, Duck for President (2016), The Revolutionists, Bridge to Terabithia; A.D. Players: Tuesday's with Morrie; Glade Art Foundation: The Enchanted Forest; 4th Wall Theatre Company: Pride and Prejudice, Reckless, True West, Ho Ho Humbug 1.0, The God Game, A Winter’s Tale, All Girls; Stages Repertory Theatre: Panto: Cinderella, Honky Tonk Angels: Holiday Spectacular, Panto: Unfrozen, Girls Night, The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Caps and Gowns: The Winter Wonderettes, Patsy Cline; Rogue Productions: Matt and Ben; The Catastrophic Theatre: Fleaven; Horse Head Theatre Company: The Whale, Among the Thugs, Faultlines; Chicago Shakespeare Theatre: King Lear. Education: Columbia College (Chicago.)

Rodney Walsworth (Properties Design) Over 95 productions at Main Street Theater as actor, director, set designer, properties designer, sound designer including Enemies and Wolf Hall / Bring Up the Bodies (First American Productions); Stages Repertory Theatre: Resident Properties Master, 2½ seasons; other Houston acting work includes Ensemble Theatre, Theater LaB Houston, Talento Bilingüe de Houston, Stages Repertory Theatre; B&B Productions at Jump Start Theatre (San Antonio): The Laramie Project (Globe Award, Lead Actor – Drama). Resident Properties Master, Main Street Theater.

Julie Marie Paré* (Production Stage Manager) Main Street Theater: (Production Stage Manager) Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (2018), Buyer & Cellar, The Last Wife, Grand Concourse, RFK, Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-A** Wit of Molly Ivins, 1946 (World Premiere), Silent Sky, Time Stands Still, Woof (World Premiere), Breakfast at Eight (World Premiere), (Assistant Stage Manager) The Book of Will, Men On Boats, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies (First American Productions), Peace in Our Time, Heartbreak House, Richard III (Prague Shakespeare Company); Stages Repertory Theatre; the Children’s Theatre Festival; Houston Shakespeare Festival; The Juilliard School; PCPA Theaterfest; Seaside Music Theater; Birmingham Children’s Theatre; Indianapolis Civic Theatre; Indiana Repertory Theatre; the Centennial Theater Festival; Northern Stage; Kentucky Repertory Theatre at Horse Cave; Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre; Menopause the Musical; Actors Theatre of Indiana; Arts Center of Coastal Carolina; Phoenix Theatre; Florida Repertory Theatre; Walt Disney World. Education: University of Washington. Julie is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.


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