Night of the Living Dead: High School Edition Creative

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Kyle Wrentz
Kyle Wrentz is a Co-Founder/Director of Break a Leg Theater Works. Over the past 5 years, Kyle has co-directed over 21 productions at BAL including the critically acclaimed musical Cabaret which was the winner of 4 2019 Broadway World Awards, including Best Musical. He has worked with over 150 students from the South Shore area and beyond since BAL’s inception. Kyle Wrentz was a professional actor for over 18 years prior and during BAL’s founding and has been able to facilitate over 37 guest artists from Broadway and Hollywood as teachers and performers alongside the BAL company. Kyle graduated with a BFA in Theater from The University of Hartford, The Hartt School. This is his first time directing a film and if this amazing feat could be accomplished during this unprecedented time, he feels the sky's the limit. Just seeing the joy on all our students faces during this process, has been the biggest reward of all.
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Healy Sammis
Healy is delighted to be co-directing her first film production with Night of the Living Dead The Musical!. As Co-Founder of Break a Leg Theater Works, she has spent the last five years co-directing and producing over twenty youth musical stage productions, including seven cabarets featuring Broadway guests artists. She was also co-director of Break a Leg's high school production of the full length musical Cabaret, choreographed by Thayne Jasperson and winner of the 2019 BroadwayWorld Boston Award for Best Musical. Healy holds a BFA in Theater from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Prior to founding Break a Leg, Healy spent eight years singing/performing at the Medieval Manor Theater-Restaurant, Boston's longest running dinner theater, and also worked full-time in the private education field providing intensive research-validated instruction to students with reading and comprehension difficulties.
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Composer/Book Writer
Jordan Wolfe
Jordan Wolfe is a New York-based actor/singer, writer/composer, arranger, and zombie aficionado. Jordan wrote the book, music, and lyrics for the rock 'n roll horror comedy NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD! THE MUSICAL! which ran at Off-Broadway's Theatre Row in 2019 to rave reviews. The show's regional premiere at Minneapolis Musical Theatre soon followed. The Concept Recording, featuring highlights from NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD! THE MUSICAL!, will be released on Broadway Records October 23rd. Jordan also performed in the Off-Broadway production and appears on the album. Most recently, Jordan wrote, directed, and starred in the horror comedy musical short film Do Not Watch! For more, visit
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Michelle Dowdy
MICHELLE DOWDY (Choreographer) Broadway: Hairspray (Tracy Turnblad). National Tour: Les Miserablés (Madame Thèniarder). Off-Broadway: The Marvelous Wonderettes (Betty Jean), Night of the Living Dead! The Musical! (Betty Lou/Robin Graves). Star of The Girlie Show: Circus & Burlesque (Chicago, Portland). MAC Award winner (2017 Piano Bar Entertainer of the year). Her acclaimed debut album, A BRASS ACT is available on iTunes. Love to Mom, NYC, and Jordan. @howdymissdowdy
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Production Manager
Drew Ford
Drew Ford has assisted Break a Leg Theater Works in all its endeavors since its beginning in 2015, including venue relations, business development, sponsorships and overall production operations. He is a lover of the performing arts and the creative process and he is an integral part of the leadership team. He can often be found running lighting at events, taking pictures and videos for our social media posts and supporting the students and production team. An active member on BAL’s Board of Directors, he is a seasoned hospitality industry professional with over 25 years of experience in hotel and private club management. He earned his B.S. in Hotel Administration from Cornell University, has two children in college and lives in Duxbury, MA.
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Director of Photography
Justin Lahue
Justin Lahue is a designer, director, and interdisciplinary theatre artist based in Boston, Massachusetts. A junior at Suffolk University, he has worked on community, educational, and regional levels with companies across New England. During the pandemic, he has had the privilege of working with artists from all around the globe to produce digital experiences through this emerging form of theatrical presentation. For more information on his work, visit Many thanks to all of the talented and passionate folks at BAL!
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Editor/Camera Operator
Hannah Jope
Hannah is a film and theatre student at Suffolk University in Boston. As her first time working with Break a Leg Theater, she is thrilled to be working with such talented professionals in the field. She is an aspiring stage manager and theatrical/film technician and is excited to get back into the field. Her previous credits include: Elizabetta d'Inghilterra, Odyssey Opera, The Seven Deadly Sins (World Premiere), Suffolk University Theatre Department.
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Stage Manager/Production Assistant
Erin Field
Erin Field is a junior Theatre Major at Suffolk University. She has been the Production Stage Manager at Break A Leg Theater Works since 2018. She would like to thank the cast and the creative team for inspiring her through "the wild west" of theatre the world is currently in.
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Costume Designer
Alice Langton
Alice Langton is an artist, freelance Costume Designer, and Wardrobe Stylist. She is a graduate from Bridgewater State College and Lesley University. From 2011 -2016 Alice had volunteered as costume designer for Randolph and Avon, MA theaters companies. These shows included The Wizard of Oz, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Seussical, Cinderella, Annie Jr. and Willy Wonka Jr. Alice later became the Costume Designer for Break a Leg (BAL) Theater Works in the spring of 2018. She designed for the 2018 summer musicals The Little Mermaid and Sunset Boulevard and for the 2019 summer musicals Guys and Dolls Junior, Cabaret, and Shrek. In February 2018 and 2019 Alice designed costumes for the Inly School (Scituate, MA) for the musical productions of The Wiz and James and the Giant Peach. She has enjoyed being part of the production team for both BAL and the Inly School, as well as working with the talented young performers.
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Musical Director
Arman Mohammad
Arman Mohammad is a pianist/multi-instrumentalist and musical director from South Portland, ME. Arman has been the musical director for Break A Leg since its beginning in 2015. In Boston, Arman works with Catalyst Comedy to MD their 1-act improvised musical theater show B.U.M.P. Amran's music composed through Catalyst has been the inspiration for a new Christmas Musical, The Naughty List, which premiered in Rengo Studios in Boston in December 2018. Arman is thrilled to be working with Kyle, Healy, and all of the amazing staff and students of Break a Leg Theater Works!
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Technology/Marketing Consultant
Dalton Letorney
Dalton Letorney has been working with Break a Leg as a staff member for the past year after being a former student and working with other students as Break a Leg's official voice coach. He advises Break a Leg on Business Strategy as well as implements technological solutions that improve Break a Leg's expansion, productions, marketing, and student retention. As an award-winning vocalist and musician, he has performed as an artist, cover artist, and a variety of musical theater roles throughout the past decade all around New England. He has performed at notable venues including House of Blues, Faneuil Hall (official street performer), Hard Rock Café, Marshfield Fair, Ogunquit Playhouse, and Duxbury Music Festival. He recently had the role of Joe Gillis in BAL’s 2018 production of Sunset Boulevard. Dalton’s music has been played on YouTube, Instagram, and streaming services over 400,000 times. Instagram/Twitter: @ThisisTheDalton

Special Thanks To:

Rachel Babcock and MAP Academy

Suffolk University Theatre Department

Chris Bocchiaro

"Friends of Break A Leg"

The Caliento Family 

Gen Re Financial Services

The Dee Family

The Gizzi Family

The Masterpolo Family

The McGraw Family

The White Family

The Williams Family