Co-Artistic Directors & Founding Members
Mark Mazzarella (he/him) is an actor, director, producer, guitarist, singer, and composer currently attending the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theatre BFA Actor Training Program. For Doghouse Ensemble Theatre, he has co-produced and directed Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, co-produced Elegies: A Song Cycle, performed in both incarnations of Mass Cycle: A Meditation on Cancer, and co-produced the 2016 Studio Cast Recording of Elegies: A Song Cycle. Other credits include RENT (Roger Davis), Dead Fish (director), Romeo and Juliet (Paris), The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged(revised)] (Stage Manager/Sound Designer), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Adjutant/Grand Duke/Drums/Violin/Singer), Cymbeline (Arvirargus), Spring Awakening (Guitar 1/Ulbrecht), and Sonnets for an Old Century (Kevin Jackson). He graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy with a Fine Arts Award for Excellence in Theatre in 2016. He is also the lead guitarist and backing vocalist of pacific northwest punk band Jayus Stabbings, which is currently producing its first album, “Trump Youth.”
Julia Steenstra (she/her) is a director, producer, designer, and actor and has been a part of Doghouse Ensemble Theatre since its inception. She has been a co-producer on Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead and Elegies: A Song Cycle, along with the 2016 Studio Cast Recording. She was also an actor in both performances of Mass Cycle: A Meditation on Cancer. Her other credits include: Assistant Director of Elephant Grief at Northern Illinois University, Romeo’s Page/Montague Fighter/Capulet Dancer/Co-Choreographer of Romeo and Juliet at the Interlochen Shakespeare Festival, Assistant Lighting Designer of RENT at Interlochen Arts Academy, Grusha Vashnadze in The Caucasian Chalk Circle, and the director and light designer for The Cowboy. She graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy in 2016 with Fine Arts Awards for Excellence in Theatre and for English. In her time at Interlochen, she also won the Upstart Crow Award (2014) and the Jim Harvey Leadership Award (2016). She is currently pursuing her BFA in Acting at Northern Illinois University.
Yoni Weiss (he/him) is a wearer of many hats (director, producer, music director, dramaturg, historian, performer, etc.) currently attending Pace University for Directing as part of their International Performance Ensemble. For Doghouse, he has co-produced and performed in Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, directed Elegies: A Song Cycle, co-directed and dramaturgically consulted for both incarnations of Mass Cycle: A Meditation on Cancer, and co-produced the 2016 Studio Cast Recording of Elegies: A Song Cycle. He also played Rabbi Laurence in Shakespeare Translate: Romeo & Juliet. Other credits include RENT (Mark Cohen), Controlling Interest (Director), Platonov (Isaac Vengerovitch), The King and I (Dramaturg & Assistant Musical Director), Spring Awakening (Conductor/Keyboard II, Ensemble, u/s Otto), Urinetown (Old Man Strong, Keyboard II), the world premiere of Chisa Hutchinson’s Somebody’s Daughter (Interrogator), and The Drowsy Chaperone (Man in Chair). He graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy having received the Upstart Crow Award and a Fine Arts Award for Excellence in Theatre. As an activist, Yoni has worked with Stand with Trans since 2015. He is most proud of hijacking his brother’s 1st birthday party to put on his own one-man production of Annie, for which he forced his parents to help him make posters and playbills at age 6. You can find him on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and at his website.
James Cockrell (he/him) appeared in Mass Cycle: A Meditation on Cancer with Doghouse Ensemble Theatre. He is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and currently attends the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Of his theatre credits, he cites Benny in RENT as a favorite role and influential learning experience. While at Interlochen, James developed a love for movement and physical theatre which has flourished this past year at RCS. This summer, James with be attending “Mask 3D” a renowned workshop associated with the Lecoq School taking place just outside of Paris. His most recent credits include John Dodge in Middletown and Nil in Philistines.
Monica Schmocker (she/her) most recently worked with Doghouse Ensemble Theatre on Elegies: A Song Cycle. She is a stage manager from Lexington, Kentucky. She studied at Interlochen Arts Academy for two years and is now pursuing a BFA in Production Technology and Management from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Other production credits include Stage Management for RENT, Urinetown, and Who Will Carry the Word? as well as Assistant Stage Management for Scavengers, Catch Me If You Can, Romeo & Juliet, and The King and I.
Danny Saretsky (he/him) was born in Saskatoon, Canada, but mostly grew up in the Middle East, in Abu Dhabi and Qatar. He attended Interlochen Arts Academy his senior year of high school. Some of his favorite roles include Eric in An Inspector Calls, Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Natella Abashvili in The Caucasian Chalk Circle. He is now based in Canada.
Moya Aldridge (she/her) is a composer and performer of rock, jazz, avant-garde music, and performance pieces that have been received with enthusiasm by diverse artists such as Nico Muhly, and Jonathan Snipes of the experimental hip hop group clipping. Terrifying yet vulnerable, her music is frequently characterized by electroacoustic sound design, walls of noise, expanded rock ensembles, and a desire to tell an imaginative story. Moya plays trumpet and percussion; she was the drummer in an abrasive math punk duo while holding the position of principal trumpet in the Interlochen Orchestra. In 2016 she contributed sound design and played percussion in the Academy’s production of RENT, and in 2015 contributed music to Doghouse Ensemble Theatre’s production of Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. She is skilled in compositional and performance applications of Max/MSP and Logic Pro X. Moya is pursuing a degree in Technology and Applied Composition from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She graduated high honors with distinction from Interlochen Arts Academy as double major in composition and trumpet performance.
Caroline Stella (she/her) graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy in 2014 and has been working towards her BFA in Acting from Oklahoma City University. In her education career she has performed in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, The Secret Rapture, Hairspray, Batboy, and Metamorphoses. In the summer of 2016 she interned for The Peoples’ Theatre in New York City. This inspired a love of writing sketch comedy and the continuation of her improv studies. You can catch Caroline’s sketches on her YouTube Channel, My Turn.
Riley Warmoth (he/him) is a playwright, screenwriter, and actor. He attended Interlochen Arts Academy where he played Van in Doghouse Ensemble Theatre’s production of Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. His original play Dead Fish has been performed at the Traverse City Young Playwright’s Festival and the Interlochen One-Act Festival. His feature screenplay Natalia y la Luna was an official selection and semi-finalist at the LA Cinefest. He is currently based in Los Angeles.
Chloe Simon (she/her) is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy’s theatre performance major, where she was seen in Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind: 30 Plays in 60 Minutes, and RENT (Alexi Darling). She is now working towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
Charlee Amacher (she/her) currently attends Interlochen Arts Academy and attended Interlochen Arts Camp from 2011-2015. She was recently Signora Naccarelli in Interlochen Arts Academy’s production of The Light in the Piazza. One of the roles/ productions that changed her outlook on theatre, taught her about the development of character, as well as being confident on stage was the one-act play, Barefoot In Nightgown By Candlelight. Charlee is currently a senior as of this year and still doesn’t know where she will be attending her future education but will find out in the next coming months.
Peter Carroll (he/him) is excited to work with Doghouse Ensemble Theatre, of which many members are past colleagues from Interlochen Center for the Arts. He has performed at the IAC’s summer Musical Theatre Productions in 2014 and 2015, after which he spent his senior year at the Arts Academy. He has great loves both Shakespeare and Musical Theatre and can’t wait to share his love with his fellow ensemble members. He will attend Northwestern University as a theatre major in the fall.
Zoe Greenwald is a Sophomore at Northern Illinois University. Previous credits include, Amy in Dry Land (Walden Theatre), Larry in Capes (NIU), Henry VI in Henry VI Part 3 (Walden Theatre), Chorus in Failure: A Love Story (Walden Theatre), and Queen Elizabeth in Mary Stuart (Youth Performing Arts School). She is excited to be a part of this ensemble and is ready to make some fierce art.
Johnny Hohman (he/him) has acted in several plays, most notably the High School world premiere and the official premiere of the large cast version of Little Brother. He has performed in several musicals and currently attends Northern Illinois University studying for a BFA in Acting. He is also a writer for stage and screen.
Meredith Mackey (she/her) is a junior at Northwestern University studying Learning & Organizational Change, Theatre Management, and Leadership. She specializes in production in such venues as Northwestern University Dance Marathon (Executive Board, Productions Chair), Purple Crayon Players (Producer), and Lipstick Theatre (Production Manager). She also enjoys writing and marketing, and has held internship positions in the development department at ImageMovers and in the marketing department at Broadway In Chicago.
Nicholas Trivisonno (he/him) appeared in Doghouse Ensemble Theatre’s Mass Cycle: A Meditation on Cancer. He is currently a senior at Interlochen Arts Academy. Some of his favorite performance credits include A Flea in Her Ear (Etienne), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Simon), The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later (Aaron McKinney), and Henry V (Corporal Nym).
Max Hardman (he/him) once aspired to be a film actor, but eventually had to acknowledge that he lacked practically every skill relevant to such a career. Fortunately, he found his passion on the other side of the camera, and has since developed a strong interest in directing and cinematography. He attended the Interlochen Arts Academy for two years as a Motion Picture Arts major. There, he served as co-artistic director Mark Mazzarella’s* roommate and mentor, guiding him through an otherwise dull and fruitless existence and showing him the way to a bright and prosperous future. Max is proud to have raised such an outstanding young man.
Grace Montgomery (she/her) notably revised the book for Vanderbilt Theater Lab’s Mass Cycle: A Meditation on Cancer with Doghouse Ensemble Theatre. She is currently a Div 1 student (freshman) at Hampshire College. Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, she graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy’s creative writing program in May 2016. She is the recipient of multiple keys in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and the co-editor in chief of the 2016 Interlochen Review. Most recently, she has been featured on the Run With That podcast, and Beautiful Minds Magazine. You can visit her at gracemontgomerywriting.com.
Marguerite Arbogast (she/her) was last seen with Doghouse Ensemble Theatre in Elegies: A Song Cycle. She is a current junior in the Theatre Arts Program at Interlochen Arts Academy. She has been interested in theatre/performing arts for almost her entire life and is so happy to be pursuing her dream at school. Some of her favorite roles include Eugénie in A Flea In Her Ear, Mrs. Boyle in The Mousetrap, and Cinderella in Disney’s Cinderella.
Leah Cohen (she/her) is a current student at Interlochen Arts Academy and is from the Bay Area of California. She has performed with Doghouse Ensemble Theatre in Elegies: A Song Cycle, and also helped with Mass Cycle: A Meditation on Cancer. Recently, she was seen as Raymonde Chandebise in Interlochen Arts Academy’s production of A Flea in Her Ear, and assistant designed the lights for the musical The Light in the Piazza (also at Interlochen Arts Academy). Some other past roles include Rennie in The Most Massive Woman Wins (Interlochen), Lucinda in Into the Woods (Peninsula Youth Theatre), Cosette in Les Misérables (PYT), and Liesl in The Sound of Music (PYT). She will be designing the lights for the upcoming Interlochen Arts Academy One-Act Festival of 2017. She spends her summers working as a research assistant in the Stanford University Psychology Department.
Hannah Eisendrath (she/her) appeared in Mass Cycle: A Meditation on Cancer with Doghouse Ensemble Theatre. She is currently a second-year theatre performance major at Interlochen Arts Academy, and is originally from Chicago, IL. Prior to attending the Academy, she spent 4 summers at Interlochen Arts Camp. She most recently played Margaret Johnson in The Light in the Piazza.
Cameron Iggins (she/her) is an actress who graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy in 2016. Her favorite role while at Interlochen was Mrs. Buchanan in The Eccentricities of a Nightingale by Tennessee Williams. However, after directing The Most Massive Woman Wins in 2016, Cameron discovered her love of all things offstage. She interned for The Carson Kolker Organization in NYC last semester and enjoyed working for a talent agency. She will also be spending the end of her summer interning for Take It From The Top, which is a program that brings professionals in the theatre industry to the Midwest. This fall, Cameron will be attending The University of Michigan for a BFA in Acting.
Jenna Koch (she/her) has worked on Doghouse Ensemble Theatre’s Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, Elegies: A Song Cycle, and Mass Cycle: A Meditation on Cancer. She performed in Urinetown at Interlochen Arts Academy and stage managed The Light In the Piazza and The Eccentricities of a Nightingale. She is currently a student at Interlochen Arts Academy, from which she received the Upstart Crow Award in 2016.
Alexandria (Alex) McCauley (she/her) is currently a Theatre Performance major at Interlochen Arts Academy. She has appeared on stage in Our Town, Schoolhouse, Hello, Dolly!, Urinetown, RENT, A Flea in Her Ear, Controlling Interest, The Disposal, and more. She has been a dancer for 14 years and has extensive Tap training. She has also been vocally trained through the Royal Conservatory of Music in advanced levels of both vocal and theory.
Christiana Moyle (she/her) worked with Doghouse Ensemble Theatre on their productions of Mass Cycle: A Meditation on Cancer. She now attends the University of Michigan, pursuing a BFA in Acting, after graduating from Interlochen Arts Academy. Her other performance credits include Amadeus, The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, and assistant director of Controlling Interest.
Ben Rodenmeyer (he/him) worked on Doghouse Ensemble Theatre’s Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. Regional theatre credits include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and A Christmas Carol (New Stage Theatre). Television credits: Between the Lions and Lomax the Hound of Sound (PBS). Interlochen Arts Academy credits include RENT (Tom Collins), Urinetown (Hot Blades Harry), The Light in the Piazza (Priest) and Platonov (Marko, Male Swing). Ben was deemed Broadway’s Biggest Fan by Broadway.com in 2013. He is a current student at Interlochen Arts Academy.
Jake Smith (he/him) is a performer and composer. He has written three musicals, Get a Life: An Analysis of a Ten Year Old Dream (Music and Lyrics), Midnight Channel the Musical (Music), and Like Dying Things Do (Music). He has starred in multiple musicals throughout his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia and currently attends The University of Michigan, getting his BFA in Musical Theater performance. Some of his favorite performing credits include Marius in Les Misérables, Jamie in The Last Five Years, Curly in Oklahoma!, and Bobby in Company. He is currently writing Ten Step Plan: A Collection of Songs by Jake Smith for Doghouse Ensemble Theatre’s Incubator program.
Madi Boveri (she/her) has appeared in two Doghouse Ensemble Theatre productions, Elegies: A Song Cycle and Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead (Tricia). Some of her other favorite roles include Mimi in RENT and Mae Peterson in Bye Bye Birdie. She is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and currently a student at the University of Minnesota Guthrie Theatre BFA Actor Training Program.
Maya Lagerstam (she/her) attended Interlochen Arts Academy for two years and is now a current freshman at the University of Minnesota/Guthrie BFA Actor Training Program class of 2020. She was recently in Elegies: A Song Cycle with Doghouse Ensemble Theatre. Her favorite roles include Joanne in RENT and Penelope Pennywise in Urinetown. She is a YoungArts recipient (Honorable Mention 2014 and Merit 2015), and the recipient of the coveted Young Artist Award from Interlochen.
Benjamin Lohrberg (he/him) is an actor, singer, director, and teaching artist. Benjamin graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy in 2014, and is a current student at the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program. His professional credits include South Pacific (Ensemble) at the Guthrie Theater; Les Misérables (Marius) and Junie B. Jones (Jose/Chenille) at Hope Summer Repertory Theatre; and The Tempest (Ferdinand) at the Interlochen Shakespeare Festival. His directing work includes Seussical TYA at the Beef House Dinner Theatre; assistant direction of Interlochen’s production of Sonnets for an Old Century at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; and Pure Imagination, a solo concert. In 2013, Ben was recognized as a National YoungArts Scholar in Spoken & Musical Theatre.
Jules Slocum (she/her) is thankful and thrilled to be part of a community of theatre builders that are connected despite their many miles of distance. She provided original compositions for a Doghouse Ensemble Theatre reading and was part of the show that originally conceptualized Doghouse Ensemble Theatre by working on Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. She believes theatre has the tremendous power to connect us to our inner truths. Through story, we invite the audience to think, feel, and heal through the great lessons of the human condition. In love and light.
Hadar Busia-Singleton (she/her) left Ghana, West Africa to study at Interlochen Arts Academy where she worked with Doghouse Ensemble Theatre on Mass Cycle: A Meditation on Cancer. She is currently studying BFA Acting at Mason Gross School of the Arts. Her film credits include Tears of the Sun, and Ascension Day. Her theatre credits include RENT, Urinetown, and Amadeus.
Brandon Adam (he/him) is a New York-based playwright and actor from Montreal, Canada. He is a member of the Pace School of Performing Arts’ International Performance Ensemble class of 2019. His play In Rotation recently completed a run at St. Paul’s Theater in Brooklyn. Selected credits: Incognito at the KC Fringe and A Christmas Carol opposite Sam Waterston. He will next appear in Pace’s production of Lysistrata at 3LD in New York this fall. He is currently writing #crucible for Doghouse Ensemble Theatre’s Incubator program.
Maddie Allen (she/her) recently graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy with a Fine Arts Award for Excellence in Theatre. Of her theatre credits, she cites Maureen in RENT to be her favorite role and most influential experience. She has been dancing for 15 years and has a vast amount of Tap experience. She has also worked as a choreographer for Clovis Academy of Dance and several theatre companies in Fresno, California where she grew up. She is thrilled to be attending Syracuse University for a BFA in Musical Theatre in the Fall of 2017.
Kyle Best (he/him) is a New York based Director and Actor. He is currently a Directing major with a dual minor in Film and Arts Management at Pace University. Past credits include Artistic: Polaroid Stories (Pace University), Tarzan (Moonlight Youth Theater), Peter & the Starcatcher (Barn Stage Co.), 1940s Radio Hour (New Village Arts); Cabaret by the Bay (North Coast Rep); Incognito (Home Grown Theatre Co.) Acting: Avenue Q (Coronado Playhouse); Shrek, Macbeth, Midsummer Night’s Dream (Classical Academy); Improv Performer (Legoland, CA).
Reagan Casteel (she/her) is a composer/musician from Nashville, TN, currently based in Rochester, NY. Her theatrical experience comes in many different forms, from singing on multiple MTI Licensing Recordings (The Lion King Jr., The Lion King KIDS, The Little Mermaid Jr., James and the Giant Peach, etc.) to serving as Music Director/Accompanist for a recent production of Next to Normal (UR ROC players) to acting as Composer/Lyricist for her original song cycle, Full Circle. Some of Reagan’s favorite credits include writing music for Elizabeth Thornton’s One-Act Mirror Image, playing piano in RENT (Interlochen Arts Academy), and acting as Assistant Music Director/Accompanist for The Last Five Years (UR ROC Players). As a composer, her music has been recognized by multiple competitions, including the Interlochen Fanfare Competition (honorable mention) and the Ithaca College Jazz Composition Competition (honorable mention). Reagan received her High School Diploma from Interlochen Arts Academy, and is currently a freshman composition/music education major at Eastman School of Music. She is currently writing Full Circle: A Song Cycle for Doghouse Ensemble Theatre’s Incubator program.
Alexandra Cockrell (she/her) has been seen on the stage in Medea (Parallel 45), 13, The Country Wife, The Merchant of Venice, Coriolanus, The Cherry Orchard, The Seagull (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); Cabaret, The Comedy of Errors, Parallel Lives, Julius Caesar, Beauty and the Beast (Interlochen Center for the Arts); The Miracle Worker (Arizona Repertory Company). Films include: The Money, Exchange & Mart. She trained at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy.
Ryan Cook (he/him) is a New-York based playwright and an actor from Bridgewater, New Jersey. He is studying to get his bachelor’s in the arts for acting at Pace University’s International Performance Ensemble program. He attended the Somerset County Vocational and Technical Theater Honors Program where he appeared in productions of The Laramie Project, Our Town, Les Misérables, and Godspell. Ryan has also performed with the Wheelock Family Theater, the Turtle Lane Playhouse and others. Ryan and his writing team of Jack McManus and Derek Crosby won first place in The Theater Project’s 2016 Young Playwrights Competition with their play Mom I Want to Be a Chemist. Ryan is currently writing White Room for Doghouse Ensemble Theatre’s Incubator program.
Emma Dunlop (she/her) is an actor from Ontario, Canada. She graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy in 2015, as a theatre performance major. She attended Western Michigan University to pursue her BFA in Acting where she earned multiple theatre and honors awards, however she has now transferred to The New School for Drama where she is earning her BFA in Acting. She has trained with various vocal instructors for the past 13 years, and has various dance training. Recent performance credits include Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray, Toffee in Zombie Prom, and Tranio in Taming of the Shrew (Community Theatre). At a collegiate level she has performed Emily Gibbs in Our Town, Olive in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Ginny in Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche, and Old Lady/Featured Ensemble in Violet.
Virginia May Edinger (she/her) is a junior at Purchase College where she is a double major in Theatre & Performance and Playwriting & Screenwriting. However, she does a little bit of everything, having worked as an actor, director, choreographer, singer/songwriter, playwright, set designer, and costume designer. Purchase credits include Hand to God (Margery), As You Like It (director), and The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek (Gin). Recent credits include Hamlet (Claudius, Genesius Theatre Company) and Love’s Labour’s Lost (The Princess of France, TCHH). She also directs a children’s theater program at Hubbard Hall in upstate New York where she has done five productions including Alice in Wonderland and Really Rosie. Her plays have been featured in festivals, competitions, and staged readings along the east coast. Her play G is for Gallium was a finalist in the VSA Young Playwrights Competition at the Kennedy Center. And her original comedy play, Austen-tacious is set to premiere at Purchase in Spring of 2018.
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Daniel Gurevich (he/him) is a musician by trade. In high school, he was principal oboe of the Young People’s Youth Orchestra in California and played English Horn with the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra which went on a big tour of Central Europe in the summer of 2015. During the summers of 2013 and 2014, Daniel attended the Interlochen Summer Camp where he was a member of the World Youth Symphony Orchestra. He loved Interlochen so much he attended the Interlochen Arts Academy for his Senior year of highschool, graduating with the class of 2016. Daniel is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Oboe Performance at The Juilliard School.
John Alexander Hatcher (he/him) is currently studying at Fordham University in the Theatre Performance Track. He graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy. Some of his favorite performances include Thoreau and Other Assholes (Roger) at Fordham University, Urinetown (Caldwell B. Cladwell), The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later (Dave O’Malley), Amadeus (Ensemble) at Interlochen, and Company (David), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Mitch Mahoney/Jesus) at The Roeper School. He is currently writing for Doghouse Ensemble Theatre’s Incubator program.
Ella May Hunsader (she/her) is a current undergraduate student at Fordham University Lincoln Center pursuing a BA in Theatre Performance alongside a minor in Environmental Studies. Light design is another interest in the horizon. She is an alumna of the Interlochen Arts Academy and recipient of a Fine Arts Award in Theatre as well as multiple Academic Honors awards. She was also a “Cherub” at Northwestern University. Her favorite roles include Miss Alma Winemiller in The Eccentricities of a Nightingale, and Amelie in Goldfish, a student short, direction by Christina Xing. This April she will appear as Perdita in Fordham’s Mainstage production of The Winter’s Tale. Outside of the theatre and film her interests include rollerblading, reading science fiction or Chekhov and Dj-ing for bars in Manhattan, including Jake’s Dilemma and Three Sheets Saloon.
Sarah Hurley (she/her) is currently studying acting at Pace University. Outside of Doghouse Ensemble Theatre she is the technical director for Pace University’s Stand Up Productions with whom she recently directed A Game by Dennis E. Nobel. Sarah has extensive experience acting and directing with Project Shakespeare in the Monadnock Region and is a three-time recipient of the New Hampshire Educational Theatre Guild All Start Company Award for acting.
Chance Riley Kester (he/him) is currently studying Acting as a member of the Pace School of Performing Arts’ International Performance Ensemble class of 2020. His favorite roles include Captain Hook in CSI – Wonderland, Guard #4 in Shrek, Pharisee #4 in Jesus Christ Superstar, Johnny Cash #4 in Johnny Cash: Ring of Fire, and Number One in Brandon Adams’ In Rotation.
Noah Lentini (he/him) appeared in Doghouse Ensemble Theatre’s Elegies: A Song Cycle, which he cites as one of his favorite theatrical experiences. Since the age of three he has been involved in the arts. From playing violin and piano to singing, acting, and dancing, Noah has always loved performing. Regional theatre: To Kill a Mockingbird at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, A Christmas Carol, Carousel, and “Eugene” in Brighton Beach Memoirs for which he was awarded the Excellence in Acting award from the OCT Association. Film: Unrequited, The Field Trip, and Parables: Episode 4. Noah attended Interlochen Arts Academy as a theatre major. There, he appeared in Platonov by Anton Chekhov, Urinetown, The King and I, and RENT. He is currently a student at Syracuse University majoring in musical theatre.
Michael Liebhauser (he/him) attended Interlochen Arts Camp from 2007-2008, Interlochen Arts Academy from 2008-2012, and the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program from 2012-2016. Interlochen Shakespeare Festival Credits: Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lysander), Hamlet (Laertes), Romeo and Juliet (Tybalt). Texas Shakespeare Festival 2014: Macbeth (Lord Angus), My Fair Lady (Cockey Dancer/Butler), The Lost Prince (King Aurelius). Park Square Theater: The Snow Queen (Assistant Musical Director/Various). BARshakes: Measure for Measure (Isabella), Henry IV, Part 1 (Mistress Quickly). He has served as a lyricist for The Pitch Pipe Show, I Kind of Enjoyed It, and various cabaret acts.
Tamar Rubin is so excited to be a part of Doghouse Ensemble Theatre! Her previous work includes Disappear Into the Night with Stand Up Productions, Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead as CB’s Sister, The Physicists, and Twelfth Night. She is also grateful to have assisted directed the world premiere of Above Water in 2015. She is a member of the Pace School of Performing Arts’ International Performance Ensemble class of 2020.
Drew Springer-Miller (she/her), a native of Stowe, VT, is an actor, singer, writer, and director. Credits include Sally Bowles in Cabaret (FlynnArts,) Kayleen in Gruesome Playground Injuries (SeeSaw,) Tracy in Hairspray (CRH,) Madelaine True in The Wild Party (Pace,) Rita in Lucky Stiff (FlynnArts,) and Marvalyn/Marci/Hope/Rhonda in Almost, Maine (STG.) Concert credits include HATCHED at Feinstein’s 54 Below, directed by Ryan Scott Oliver, Bill Reed Rising Stars 2012, 2014, and 2016, as well as her own solo show in 2016. In addition, Drew served for two consecutive years on the board of the Choate Rosemary Hall Fringe Festival and has directed several plays, including Christopher Durang’s ‘Dentity Theft, portions of The Visit by Freidrich Dürrenmatt, and an original one-act, entitled In The Kitchen. In 2015, she wrote and performed an original one-woman play about the 9/11 attacks called Spring. Training includes the Arts Concentration Program in Drama at Choate Rosemary Hall, the Circle in the Square Summer Musical Theater Intensive, and now Pace University’s BFA Musical Theater Program (2020). She is the recipient of the Robert Carter Bryan Prize in dramatics at Choate Rosemary Hall. Drew is a co-founder of The SeeSaw Company.
Jonathon Qualls (he/him) was featured in Doghouse Ensemble Theatre’s productions of Elegies: A Song Cycle and Mass Cycle: A Meditation on Cancer. He has studied dance at Joffrey Ballet as well as theatre at Interlochen Arts Academy, where he has been seen in The Nutcracker, RENT, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, and A Flea in Her Ear, among others.
Zoleka Vundla (she/her) is currently studying at SUNY Purchase, and was the sound designer for Doghouse Ensemble Theatre’s Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. Her other credits include Belisa in the Garden, Secret in the Wings, Amadeus (Interlochen), and Dramatic Need Children’s Monologues (professional).
Jeremy Gill (he/him) is from Massachusetts and was in Doghouse Ensemble Theatre’s Mass Cycle: A Meditation on Cancer. His other favorite credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Winter’s Tale, Into the Woods, Little Shop of Horrors, The Eccentricities of a Nightingale, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, A Flea in Her Ear, Sleeping Beauty, and Smokefall. He is a 2017 YoungArts finalist and is finishing his studies at Interlochen Arts Academy.
Quentin Nguyen-duy (he/him) majored in theatre at Interlochen Art Academy his senior year of high school. During this time, he was involved in productions such as The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later and Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. He now attends Oberlin College with a concentration in Theatre/Creative Writing and is currently directing a production of This is Our Youth by Kenneth Lonergan!
Elizabeth Stater (she/her) recently worked with Doghouse Ensemble Theatre on their production of Mass Cycle: A Meditation on Cancer. She is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is in her fourth year at Interlochen Arts Academy as a Theatre Performance major. While attending Interlochen Arts Academy, Elizabeth has been a part of many mainstage productions including, A Flea in Her Ear (Lucienne Hominides de Histangua), The Eccentricities of a Nightingale (Grace Winemiller), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Georgi Abashwili, Aniko, and Ironshirt), Amadeus (Venticelli #3), and The Secret in the Wings (Ensemble). Along with Interlochen’s mainstage productions, Elizabeth has been a part of the One-Act Festival, playing Cel in The Most Massive Woman Wins, and Kira in Saguaro. In 2017, Elizabeth will be making her directorial debut in the One-Act Festival, directing Lockdown by Douglas Craven. As a young actress, Elizabeth competed in the Pittsburgh Public Theater’s Annual Shakespeare Monologue and Scene Competition, in which she was a finalist, performing a scene from The Merry Wives of Windsor. The following year she also received an honorable mention for her performance of a monologue from The Merchant of Venice.
Austin Channell (he/him) is a student at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. At Vanderbilt, he co-founded Vanderbilt Theater Lab (VTL), a collaborative student theater group. As President of VTL, Austin co-wrote Mass Cycle: A Meditation on Cancer and Shift Happens: A Comedic 60-Minute History of U.S. Politics. He is currently working with his brother Spencer to develop Broken Cups, an original play about grief and the role of art inspired by the writing process for Mass Cycle.
Spencer Channell (he/him) is a composer, music director/accompanist, writer (poet, playwright, screenwriter), filmmaker, and actor from Columbus, Ohio. At Interlochen Arts Academy, he worked with Doghouse Ensemble Theatre on Elegies: A Song Cycle and Mass Cycle: A Meditation on Cancer. Since age 12, Spencer has music directed or played keyboards in over thirty musical theater productions, including Available Light Theatre’s iterations of Sondheim’s Assassins and Merrily We Roll Along (featured in the 2016 documentary Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened), as well as Finn’s Falsettos. He hosts a storytelling podcast, Run With That, has given several TED talks on music and leadership, and has served as writer, composer, actor, sound designer, cinematographer, editor, or director for a number of youth, adult, short, and feature films, including several award-winning music videos. At Interlochen, he received the Fine Arts Award in Composition and the coveted Young Artist Award.
Montserrat (Luna) Guerra-Solano (she/her) is an award-winning filmmaker, published photographer, and writer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with expressed experience in marketing and advertising. With a strong background in photography, her work has been featured in gallery shows, as well as online publications such as “The Interlochen Review”. She has worked with musicians (Summer Green, Allie Kessel), to produce original music videos, including Grammy-balloted artist Elytta to create hand-crafted album images and music video, both of which have been featured on Spotify and festivals, respectively. Currently, she is employed under Champlain College’s Department of Communications and External Affairs as a marketing assistant, with a specialization in social media marketing. Through this position, Guerra works alongside other professionals and artists to create video and photographic content to showcase different marketing campaigns. Alongside this professional experience, Guerra is also the Co-Founder of ARTIFY, a subscription-based art service which provides artists and consumers alike with exposure and quality service. As an alumnus of Interlochen Arts Academy, she studied Motion Picture Arts under Michael Mittelstaedt, Andrew Hiss, and Lesley Tye, and plans on furthering her education as a Communications and Creative Media student at Champlain College.
Ciel Pope (she/her) is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy. She appeared in Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead with Doghouse Ensemble Theatre. Some of her favorite acting roles have been in: James and the Giant Peach, The Snow Queen, Trojan Women, As You Like It, Let Me Down Easy, and Richard III. She enjoys working in film, and has won a Los Angeles Film Award for my work in Black White and Grey; a short film directed by one of her peers at Interlochen. Ciel also has an interest in directing and directed the play DISTRACTED by Lisa Loomer. It was through this directing experience that she became one of the co-founders of the “Teen Arts Initiative”, which is a program in her hometown that funds one student-directed play a year, featuring teens in all acting and management positions.
Wyatt Piedra (he/him) is a student at Interlochen Arts Academy, where he has been seen in The Eccentricities of a Nightingale and She Kills Monsters. He hails from Connecticut, where he was also in The Pajama Game and The Drowsy Chaperone. He is the recipient of the Dr. Levinson Award for Theatre, and enjoys dramaturgical work and lighting design.