A Midsummer Night's Stream Cast
Adam Womack (Nick Bottom)
Adam Womack (Nick Bottom) has been on stage at the Elite as Richard the Lionheart (Lion in Winter), Luther (Superior Doughnuts), and his 4-Star Winning Role as Fletcher (Men of Tortuga) to name a few. But this is his 1st time being in their cyber-space. He would like to thank Spectrum Internet for their ability to sometimes maintain a stable connection, his HP OMEN laptop for it's dependable processing power and his entire production crew for bringing theatre to him in this time of isolation. I only get 100 words so I want to make sure to say that I.
Adam Koziol (Theseus)
After a twenty year hiatus from the stage, Adam is proud to take the mantle of Theseus in this production. Having previously performed in a variety of plays and musicals, he decided his life, his love, and his lady was the sea and spent the past two decades in the Navy. Contrary to the song, however, Adam decided Brandy was too fine a girl to live without. Now, he returns to the theater along with his wife, though full of vexation at her propensity to lie with asses. His previous roles include Sky Masterson Guys and Dolls, Giles Corey The Crucible, Ali Hakim Oklahoma!, Harry Beaton Brigadoon, A Thurber Carnival, and a few others.
Olivia Heulitt (Peter Quince)
Olivia Heulitt (Peter Quince) would like to start off by thanking the wonderful production staff for giving her the opportunity to perform Shakespeare again! Most recently she played Suzette the cook in Don't Dress for Dinner at Conejo Players Theatre for which she won a 4 Star Award. A few favorite roles include Lt. Ann Girard (Mr. Roberts), Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie (Steel Magnolias), Norma Gordon (Flowers for Algernon), and Tzeitel (Fiddler on the Roof). A big "Hello You!" to Pumpkin. Jeremiah 29:11
Suzy Thatcher (Snout)
Suzy has been singing and performing as an actor since her school days. She has appeared in musicals, intergenerational theater, one-acts, dramas and comedies, improv, voice-overs, commercials and local variety shows and cabarets. Back in the 80's while in college, she enjoyed a few gigs singing with a band and was nominated as best actress by the American College Theater Festival. Her favorite productions continue to be A Year With Frog and Toad (Frog), Seussical (Sour Kangaroo) Twenty-Fifth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Rona Lisa Perretti) and Animal Crackers (Mrs. Whitehead). Thank you, Elite and Steven and Hayley for this opportunity to experience the joy of performing once again.
Olivia Spirz (Quince)
I am honored and thrilled to be a part of this innovative piece! A big thank you to the cast and creative team that have been a joy to work with! If I do offend you during this piece, it is with my good will.
Andy Mattick (Oberon)
ANDY MATTICK is thrilled to be tripping the digital boards with these delightful mortals. His past credits include A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder; Jackie Elliot in Billy Elliot; Sowerberry/Sykes in Oliver!; Guido Contini in Nine; Hairspray; Damn Yankees; Berlin; Les Miserables; and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. When he is not on stage or Zooming, Andy is a pastor at a local Methodist church - which means he Zooms a lot now actually. He thanks the Elite team for the opportunity and his family for their support and their excellent Wi-Fi.
RaeAnne Carlson (Hippolyta)
RaeAnne Carlson grew up in Bismarck, ND where she made her stage debut as the Gingerbread Woman in the first grade. She moved to Los Angeles eight years ago to pursue acting as a career and has studied at the Tillman-Briggle Acting Studio, Playhouse West, the Jamison Jones Acting Studio, and UCB. She is currently represented by the Jackson Agency. RaeAnne is eternally grateful to her parents for their love and support.
Avital Stone (Puck)
Avital Stone is very excited to be playing Puck in this production of A Midsummer Night's Stream. Previously, she has performed as Zubaida Ula in The Laramie Project and Moonshine in A Midsummer Night's Dream. She also played the role of Stage Manager to 2019's Anne Frank with the Lit Live Theatre Company. She looks forward to the future, wherein she sees herself as a professional space lion tamer and wrestling champion of the world. She also plans to be the first woman to go back in time to meet Shakespeare. Thank you all for staying in to see our wonderful digital production!
Hadley Julca (Swing - Hermia & Hippolyta)
Hadley began her love affair with Shakespeare at eight when is played Peaseblossom, and she is absolutely thrilled to be revisiting A Midsummer Night's Dream. Some of her favorite Shakespearean roles include Viola in 12th Night, Rosalind in Love Labour's Lost, Ariel in the Tempest and, most recently, Rosalind in As You Like It. Aside from Shakespeare, she loves opera and has been preforming with Opera Santa Barbara and Ojai Youth Opera for the past four years. When she's not onstage she can be found, drawing, playing her guitar or reading a book.
Laura Ring (Starvling)
Laura was last seen in the Ojai Art Center Theater's production of Night Must Fall as Mrs. Terence. Laura's notable roles have included Vera Charles in Mame, Celia in Calendar Girls at Santa Paula Theater Center, as well as Bellomy in Camarillo Skyways' production of The Fantasticks. Other roles have included Bernstein in Elite Theater's production of November, Mrs. Antrobus in Skin of our Teeth, Adele Hartwick in The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, Ma Paroo in the Music Man, and Ann Putnam in The Crucible.
Logan Clingon (Lysander)
Logan Clingan (Lysander) just graduated with their BFA in musical theater from Long Island University: Post. Their favorite credits are Pa Ubu in Ubu Roi, Gordon in Dead Man's Cellphone, and Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. They would like to thank this amazing cast,Hayley, and Steven for an amazing time creating this fun performance! Enjoy the show!
Amber Shea Hodge (Swing - Snout & Egeus)
Amber Shea Hodge has been performing at the Ojai Art Center for the last five years and she is excited to be in her first production at The Elite theatre. She is extremely grateful for being able to work with this amazing cast and crew. She has enjoyed reading Shakespeare She has a Podcast with fellow cast member Jade Taylor, called "Trying to Make it". It can be found on YouTube and the website Anchor. She hopes you guys enjoy this very special production of Midsummer Night's Dream!
Clarissa Lesky (Swing - Flute & Nick Bottom)
Clarissa Lesky is new to the musical theater scene. Though her acting training began when she was 9 years old. Miss Lesky trained with the world-renowned acting instructor, Gary Spatz. (Mr. Spatz runs The Playground in Century City.) After several years of couch surfing and binge-watching Spongebob, she is honored to be able to participate in this production of A Midsummer Night's Stream! It would've never happened without the kindness and support of Miss Hayley Silvers and Mr. Steven Silvers. Also, a shout-out to William Shakespeare- what a maestro of the English language!
Emily Hall (Titania)
Emily "Emma" Redman Hall (who has two professional Shakespeare-acting parents) is absolutely elated to perform in their first full Shakespeare production! A graduate of the University of Redlands Vocal Performance program, they mostly perform in musical theatre, opera, and operetta (particularly Gilbert & Sullivan). They direct vocals at Ojai Youth Entertainers' Studio, teach piano at Children's Music Academy, and direct and sing in Ojai's renaissance choir, Madrigali. Some of their favorite roles: Ruth in Pirates of Penzance, Mayzie in Seussical, Marmee in Little Women, and Penny in Urinetown. Thank you to Hayley, Steven, and Mike for making this all happen!
Chris Adams (Egeus)
Lauren Rachel (Snug)
Lauren Rachel (SNUG) is extremely excited to be making her debut with ETC and embark on this new way of bringing theatre to life! Favorite Credits include: The Leading Player (Pippin, Conejo Players Theatre), Smee (Peter and the Starcatcher), Suzette (Don't Dress For Dinner, CSP Lead Actress 4 Star Recipient, both CSP), Miss Lark (Mary Poppins), and Mama Mia (ensemble/Tayna off stage voice) (both HSAC). "A HUGE thank you to Hayley, Steven, Brandy, Mike, the talented cast, and my amazing family and friends for their constant love and support."
Lindsay Styler (Helena)
Mary Alex Daniels (Hermia)
Mik Kinsey (Swing - Demetrius & Oberon)
Mike Marsalisi (Philostrate)
Cory Enriquez (Demetrius)
100 words to encapsulate this performer feels unreasonable and unjust, but he follows guidelines with great dedication. Thus, allow us to entreat you with the appropriate adjectives to describe Cory: imaginative, resourceful, affable, adept, self-effacing...you get the gist. More importantly, Cory is honored to be returning to the "stage" after 6 years being on ships as a performer and could not ask for a better cast to work with on this production. Follow him at "Enriquez Entertainment" and enjoy the show!