Peter Pan and Wendy

May 4May 21, 2023
Written by:J.M. Barrie
Adapted by:Lauren M. Gunderson
Directed by:Artistic Director Stuart Carden
Located at:Spencer Theatre

With all the magic and adventure of the original story, this adaptation charms with a fresh take on what it means to dream, to grow, and to be a part of a community.

Bold, budding scientist Wendy Darling dreams of earning a Nobel Prize. When Peter Pan arrives at her bedroom window, she takes a leap and leaves finishing school behind, chasing adventure among the stars. Facing down fairies, mermaids, and the dastardly Captain Hook, Wendy, Peter, Tiger Lily and their friends discover the power of standing up together for what’s right. Full of magic, adventure – and yes, flying! – J.M. Barrie’s classic Peter Pan is reimagined for a new generation of theatregoers as a bright, charming, anti-colonial, and empowering play for all ages. Learn more about the production: read the show program.

Please be advised that this production features fog and flashing light effects.

Why you Should See Peter Pan and Wendy

Because this new adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic work is imaginative, funny, and bright; this magical play will dazzle you with spectacle and inspire you to soar to new heights!

Photo credits, from top, clockwise: The cast of KCRep’s 2023 production of PETER PAN AND WENDY • John Tufts and Harrison Bryan in KCRep’s 2023 production of PETER PAN AND WENDY • Kushi Beauchamp and Harrison Bryan in KCRep’s 2023 production of PETER PAN AND WENDY • The cast of KCRep’s 2023 production of PETER PAN AND WENDY • John Tufts and Harrison Bryan in KCRep’s 2023 production of PETER PAN AND WENDY • Jay Allen, Cereyna Bougouneau, Tanner Rose, and Sheridan Anthony Mirador in KCRep’s 2023 production of PETER PAN AND WENDY – Photos by Don Ipock


Jay Allen as
Michael Darling

Kushi Beauchamp as
Mrs. Darling, Tinkerbell

Cereyna Bougouneau
as Wendy

Paige Elizabeth Brantley
as Tiger Lily

Harrison Bryan
as Peter Pan

Robert E. Coppage III as
Jukes, Shadow Ensemble

Dri Hernaez as

Darren Kennedy as
Starkey, Shadow Ensemble

Sheridan Anthony Mirador
as John Darling

JT Nagle as
Shadow Ensemble

Will Porter as
Noodler, Shadow Ensemble

Tanner Rose as

Tony Sancho as

John Tufts as
Mr. Darling, Captain Hook

Terrace Wyatt Jr. as

Creative Team & Management

Written by
Lauren M. Gunderson

Directed by
Stuart Carden

Associate Director
Karen Lisondra

Scenic Design
Courtney O’Neill

Costume Design
Sully Ratke

Lighting Design
Emma Deane

Sound Design, Composer
André Pluess

Projection Designer
Mike Tutaj

Aerial Consultant
Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi

Acrobatic Rigging Designer
Brett Copes, Fight or Flight Entertainment

Automation Associate
Terrance Volden

Fight Choreographer
Erik Meixelsperger

Wig & Makeup Consultant
Jennifer Van Buskirk

Costume Crafts Artisan
Joey Gee

Costume Crafts Artisan
Jennifer Van Buskirk

Props Artisan
Jamie Lindeman

Props Assistant
Skyler Vann

Puppet Fabricator
Ariel Lacey

Puppet Fabricator
Regina Weller

Chandler Vaughn

Swing Audio Technician
Halley Sylvester

With special thanks to
Michelle Blaine

JZ Casting

COVID Compliance Officer
Mackenzie Goodwin Tran

Stage Manager
Jordan Canon-Kruis

Assistant Stage Manager
Rachel Dyer

Production Assistant
Michelle Lawson

Production Assistant
Dylan McKernan

Artistic Manager
Lillian Rider

Fight Captain
Tony Sancho

Understudy – Smee
Robert E. Coppage III

Understudy – Tiger Lily
Dri Hernaez

Understudy – Mr. Darling/Captain Hook
Darren Kennedy

Understudy – Peter Pan
Will Porter

Understudy – John Darling
Tanner Rose

Understudy –  Michael Darling
Terrace Wyatt Jr.

Understudy –  Mrs. Darling, Tinkerbell, Wendy
Un Joo Christopher

Understudy –  Tootles, Curly, Slightly, Shadow Ensemble
Gregory Williams

Understudy –  Starkey, Jukes, Noodler
JT Nagle

JAY ALLEN (Michael Darling) KCRep: A Christmas Carol. Local: Surviving Hitler (Lewis and Shirley White Theatre); Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, Disaster! the Musical, Shrek the Musical (Summit Theatre Group); A Christmas Story, Barnum, Shrek the Musical, Sugarplum (Music Theatre Kansas City); Billy Elliot (Spinning Tree Theatre); Matilda the Musical (Theatre Lawrence, Gladstone Theatre in the Park).

KUSHI BEAUCHAMP (Mother/Mrs. Darling/Tinkerbell) KCRep: debut. Local: This Is How I’m Crazy (Charlotte Street Foundation); Fixing King John, The Motherfucker with the Hat, Thinner than Water Cymbeline (UMKC Theatre). International: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hippolyta, Parrabbola, Romania). Regional: San Diego, The Wolves, Events (Third Rail Repertory); Uncle Vanya and The Cherry Orchard (readings, Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble); Exodo: A Devised Piece (Milagro Theatre); Savage/Love (Imago Theatre). Educational Theatre: The Tempest and Spring Awakening (Lewis & Clark College). Education: BA in Theatre Performance (Acting), Lewis & Clark College; second year MFA Candidate (UMKC). 

PAIGE BRANTLEY (Tiger Lily) (she/her) (Pawnee Nation) KCRep: debut. Regional: Pueblo Revolt (Goodman Theatre, World premiere); Stop Kiss (Pride Arts); Silent Sky (Steel Beam Theatre); Taming of the Shrew (Breckenridge Backstage); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Illinois Shakespeare Festival). Other: Ulta Beauty (TikTok) Education: BS in Acting, Illinois State University. Representation: Big Mouth Talent + SCE Agency

CEREYNA JADE BOUGOUNEAU (Wendy) (she/her) KCRep: debut. Regional: Sense & Sensibility (Indiana Repertory Theatre), Chlorine Sky (Steppenwolf Theatre), Indivisible With… (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre), Caroline, Or Change (JPAS Westwego Theatre), Romeo & Juliet (Lower Depths Theatre). Education: BFA in Theatre Arts, Loyola University New Orleans. Stella Adler Conservatory.   

HARRISON BRYAN (Peter Pan) KCRep: debut. Off-Broadway/NYC: A Patron of the Arts (Cherry Lane Theatre); Chekhov’s Three Sisters (Sheen Center); Brecht on Brecht (Atlantic Stage Theatre Co.); Rescue Rue (Daryl Roth); MCC’s FreshPlay Festival; Spring Awakening (Gallery Players, New York Innovative Theatre Award); A Hanukkah Carol, or GELT TRIP! The Musical (Green Room 42). Regional: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Round House Theatre, Helen Hayes Award Nom., Pioneer Theatre Co., BWW Award); Hand to God (F.S.T., Handy Award); Ragtime (Bay Street Theatre); Little Shop of Horrors, Avenue Q, Peter and the Starcatcher (Farmers Alley Theatre); Assassins (New Reparatory Theatre); Twelfth Night, Hello! My Baby (Powerhouse Theatre Co., NY Stage & Film); Lord of the Flies (Nebraska Rep.); Skylight (Palm Beach Dramaworks); Spamalot (New London Barn Playhouse); The Sussman Variations (Boston Playwright’s Theatre). TV/Film: Blue Bloods (CBS), Deuce (HBO). Education: BFA in Acting, Boston University, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. Affiliations: Dramatist Guild, Alliance of Jewish Theatre, SAG-AFTRA. AEA Member 

ROBERT E. COPPAGE III (Jukes) (He/Him/His) KCRep: debut. Local: Toni Stone (Unicorn Theatre); Ontario Was Here (Lied Center Theatre KU); We Shall Not Be Moved (The Coterie), A Raisin in the Sun and Two Trains Running (KC Melting Pot Theatre); Fair Ball (Theatre for Young America); Seven Guitars (Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre). FILM: The Devil Comes to KC, Deadlock, The Unseen, Winterset, VIE, VY. TV: “Love at First Bite” (HSTV). @KCTribeU AEA Member 

DRI HERNAEZ (Tootles) KCRep: debut. Local: Cymbeline (Imogen), Thinner Than Water (Cassie), The 39 Steps (Clown 1), Fixing King John (Elinor) (UMKC). Film: Once I Was Engaged (Little Red Wagon Films). Education: BA in elementary education, Brigham Young University-Hawaii; current MFA Acting Candidate ‘24, UMKC Conservatory.  

DARREN KENNEDY (Starkey) (He/Him/His) KCRep: Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson Apt 2B (U/S, Lestrade), Noises Off, Cat on A Hot Tin Roof. Local: Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Merchant of Venice (Heart of America Shakespeare Festival); Tiny Beautiful Things, How to Steal a Picasso, The Mother F**ker With the Hat, Water by the Spoonful, Green Whales, Mauritius, Lieutenant of Inishmore (Unicorn Theatre); Perfect Wedding and I’ll Be Back before Midnight (American Heartland Theatre); Sea Marks (Kansas City Actors Theatre). TV/ Film: CSI, General Hospital, Just Shoot Me, Gilmore Girls; On Sight, Treehouse, Trust Fund, Junior Detective Agency. AEA Member 

SHERIDAN ANTHONY MIRADOR (John Darling) (He/Him/His) KCRep: A Christmas Carol. Local: Newsies, Mamma Mia (Theatre in the Park); Spring Awakening, Big Fish, Gleesical (Faust Theatre); 13 The Musical and Finian’s Rainbow (Spinning Tree Theatre); Les Misérables, Grease, Urinetown (Stage Right Performing Arts); Wizard of Oz (Theatre League). Educational: Working, Ordinary Days, Brigadoon, A Chorus Line (Missouri State). National Tour: Emojiland. Film: Efflorescence, Get Real. Upcoming: Emojiland (streaming).  

WILL PORTER (Noodler) (He/Him/His) KCRep: debut. NYC: Bells Are Ringing (Musicals Tonight! National Tour: CATS, Bye Bye Birdie. Tokyo: A Chorus Line. Regional: Little Mermaid, All Shook Up (MUNY); How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Theatre Under The Stars); HAIR (Berkshire Theatre Company); A Christmas Carol (McCarter Theatre); Shrek, Mary Poppins (North Shore Music Theatre); Spamalot, CATS (Pittsburgh CLO); Hello Dolly, A Christmas Story (Fulton Opera House); Little Shop of Horrors (New London Barn Playhouse); Hairspray (Florida Studio Theatre); My Fair Lady, CATS (Gateway Playhouse); Disney Cruise Line alumnus. Local: Fixing King John (Bishop), The 39 Steps (Hannay), Thinner Than Water (Gary), Cymbeline (UMKC Theatre). Choreography: The Taffetas, Zanna Don’t, Godspell (Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre); Never Sleep Alone (Virgin Voyages); Chefs: A Sizzling Kitchen Showdown (National Tour/Mills Entertainment). Education: second year MFA candidate, UMKC. 

TANNER ROSE (Slightly) (He/Him) KCRep: A Christmas Carol. Off-Broadway: Bells Are Ringing (The Lion Theatre, NYC). International: Vi Lieb Musikaler (Oslo National Academy of the Arts). Regional: Pryor Rendering (Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Broadway Rose Theatre Company, Portland OR); La Cage aux Folles and The Rocky Horror Show (Weitzenhoffer Theatre); The Beth Leavel Christmas Show (Oklahoma City Philharmonic). Local: The Inheritance (Unicorn Theatre); Cabaret (Music Theatre Heritage). Workshop:  Something Wicked This Way Comes (Hill and Bartram). Upcoming: The Tyler Suite in cooperation with The Tyler Clementi Foundation and The All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church (May 23). AEA Member @thattannerrose 

TONY SANCHO (Smee) KCRep: debut. Regional: Mother Road, La Comedia of Errors (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); The Mother F*cker with the Hat, Pookie Goes GrenadingJunie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells (South Coast Repertory); The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Aurora Theatre Company, Geffen Playhouse); Prometheus Bound (The Getty Villa); The Web (NeedTheater); Lydia (Mark Taper Forum); The House on Mango Street (Steppenwolf); La Posada Magica, Dreamlandia, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Teatro Vista); Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Drury Lane); An Immigrant Class (Remy Bumppo Theatre Company); The Family Gold, Anna in the Tropics (Victory Gardens Theater); Undercurrents (Bloomington Playwrights Project); Young Playwrights (Pegasus Players Theater); Orpheus Now (Storefront Theater); The Royal Hunt of the Sun (Journeymen); Acts of Mercy (Mary-Arrchie Theatre). TV/Film: NCIS, Snowfall, East Los High, Bones, Isabel project, The Baby Makers, The Bridge, The Forgotten, ER, On the Downlow, The Trouble with Dee Dee. Training: Steppenwolf; BA in Acting, Columbia College. AEA Member 

JOHN TUFTS (Mr. Darling) KCRep: debut. KCRep: debut. New York:  Pride and Prejudice (Primary Stages, Lucille Lortel Nomination); Off-Broadway Ensemble Studio Theater; The Mint Theatre. Regional: The Old Globe, The Guthrie Theater, The Goodman Theater, Arena Stage, Seattle Rep, MTC, Actors Theater of Louisville, McCarter Theater, PlayMakers Rep, and Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Romeo and Juliet (Romeo), Henry V (Henry V), The Cocoanuts (Chico Marx), Equivocation (Sharpe and King James), Up (Mikey), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck), among others (Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 14 seasons). TV: Bad Teacher, Fashions for Men. Awards: Arthur Kennedy Award; Indy Award for I Am My Own Wife; D.C. Critic’s Choice Award for Equivocation. Mr. Tufts is the author of Fat Rascals: Dining at Shakespeare’s Table and the play It’s Christmas, Carol! AEA Member 

TERRACE WYATT, JR. (Curly) (He/Him/His) KCRep: The Royale, A Christmas Carol (2014, 2015). Local: A Raisin in the Sun (The Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City, Co-Produced with The White Theatre); Smart People (Kansas City Actors Theatre); A Charlie Brown Christmas (The Coterie Theatre); Toni Stone (The Unicorn Theatre); Titanic: The Musical (Music Theater Heritage); Something Rotten! (The White Theatre). TV/Film: Great Escape, Solid Light (Wide Awake Films); Wendy’s (Bark Productions, TikTok); Raise Our Voices: I AM… (Starlight Theatre). Playwright: Black Man, MO (KC Public Theatre: 2022Theatre Lab Series). Education in Theatre, William Jewell College. Awards: 2023 Theatre Community Funds: Crescendo Award (Recipient); Austin Cooper Edwards Acting Award (Recipient); Alpha Psi Omega Key Award (Former member of Alpha Psi Omega at William Jewell College). Upcoming: Black Man, MO (Playwright, Theatre Community Funds – Crescendo Award); Dreamgirls (New Theatre & Restaurant). @terracewyatt.jr  

RACHEL M. DYER (Assistant Stage Manager) (She/Her/Hers)KCRep: Production Stage Manager: Flood, Twelfth Night, Brother Toad, Man In Love, Lot’s Wife. Assistant Stage Manager: The Old Man and the Old Moon, Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson Apt. 2B, A Christmas Carol (2021, 2022 and 2014-2019). Mary’s Wedding, Ghost Light 2021, Fun Home, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Pride & Prejudice, Last Days of Summer, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Between the Lines, Side by Side by Sondheim, Evita, The Diary of Anne Frank, Sunday in the Park with George, Hair: Retrospective, An Iliad. Head Production Assistant: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Romeo and Juliet, The Foreigner, The Living Room Theatre’s production of Carousel, Death of a Salesman, Mystery of Irma Vep; Production Assistant: Little Shop of Horrors, Great Immensity (world premiere). Local: Romeo & Juliet (Production Stage Manager, Heart of America Shakespeare Festival); Morning’s at Seven (Production Stage Manager, Kansas City Actors Theatre); High School Musical, The Wedding Singer, The Wizard of Oz (Assistant Lighting Designer, Shawnee Mission Theatre in the Park). Education: BS in Theatre Design and Technology, Northwest Missouri State University.  AEA Member    

JORDAN CANON-KRUIS (Production Stage Manager)KCRep: Flood, Twelfth Night, The Royale, What Would Crazy Horse Do?, Fire in Dreamland, A Christmas Carol, Constellations, The Invisible Hand. Regional: Noir, Describe the Night, 1984, Quixote Nuevo, Quack, Skeleton Crew, Murder on the Orient Express, Satchmo at the Waldorf, A Christmas Carol (Alley Theatre, Houston); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Legally Blonde (Lees-McRay Summer Theatre); Hairspray, Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Hope Repertory Theatre). Education: BA in Theatre Arts, New Mexico State University; MFA in Theatre Design and Technology – Stage Management, UMKC. AEA Member   


LAUREN GUNDERSON (Playwright) Lauren is one of the most produced playwrights in America since 2015 topping the list thrice including 2022/23. She is a two-time winner of the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award for I and You and The Book of Will, the winner of the Lanford Wilson Award and the Otis Guernsey New Voices Award, a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and John Gassner Award for Playwriting, and a recipient of the Mellon Foundation’s Residency with Marin Theatre Company. She studied Southern Literature and Drama at Emory University, and Dramatic Writing at NYU’s Tisch School where she was a Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship. Her play The Catastrophist, about her husband virologist Nathan Wolfe, premiered digitally in January 2021. She co-authored the Miss Bennet plays with Margot Melcon, and The Half-Life of Marie Curie premiered off-Broadway and at Her work is published at Playscripts (I and You; Exit Pursued By A Bear; The Taming and Toil And Trouble), Dramatists Play Service (The Revolutionists; The Book of Will; Silent Sky; Bauer, Natural Shocks, The Wickhams and Miss Bennet) and Samuel French (Emilie). Her picture book Dr Wonderful: Blast Off to the Moon is available from Two Lions/Amazon. She is the book writer for musicals with Ari Afsar (Jeannette), Dave Stewart and Joss Stone (The Time Traveller’s Wife), Joriah Kwamé (Sinister), Kait Kerrigan and Bree Lowdermilk (Justice and Earthrise), and Kira Stone (Built for This). She is a board member of The Playwrights Foundation. 

STUART CARDEN (Director) (He/Him/His)

KAREN LISONDRA (Associate Director) (She/Her/Hers) KCRep: Flood (Edith Jr U/S), Ghost Light 2022. Local: El Amor Que Mueve el Sol y las Demás Estrellas (KC Public Theatre); We are the Landscape (Independent Indigenous Collaboration, CSF); Las Tertulias (Johnson County Library). InternationalArgentina: Fuerza Bruta (Ozono Productions); Clown (Rogo Teatro); Toda Sombra es Ayer (Independent); Independent Aerial Dance (Various Night Clubs). Bolivia: La Odisea (Teatro de los Andes); Mocambo (Teatro Mocambo); Medea Material (Kikn Teatro); Pachakutec (Bolivia National Tour); La Pasión de Cristo por Dario Fo (Independent); Los Argenchinos (Jawapi Variete); Clown (El Tapeque Varieté, Cochabamba, Bolivia). Film: Blackthorn (Magnolia Pictures). Awards: Best Director, Best Actress, Premios Eduardo Avaroa 2013, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Bolivia; Best Actress, Premios Peter Travesi, 2012. Artist-In-Residence: Teatro Tierra (Bogotá, Colombia); Teatro Epi D’Or (Pontigny, France). Education: B.S. Communications, Northwestern University (Radio/TV/Film); Actor’s Training – Guillermo Angelelli (Argentina), Teatro de los Andes (Bolivia). 

COURTNEY O’NEILL (Scenic Design) (She/They) 

SULLY RATKE (Costume Design) (She/Her/Hers) 

EMMA DEANE (Lighting Design) (She/Her/Hers) 

ANDRÉ PLUESS (Composer and Sound Design) KCRep: Winesburg Ohio, Arabian Nights, Harriet Jacobs, August: Osage County, History of Kisses, Palomino, The Whipping Man, The Mystery of Irma Vep, The Who & The What, Roof of the World, Constellations, Indecent, Fences, Trip to Bountiful. Broadway: The Minutes, 33 Variations, I Am My Own Wife and Metamorphoses, The Clean House (Lincoln Center), and coming in 2023: Good Night Oscar, starring Sean Hayes. Regional: André’s designs/compositions have been featured at regional theaters throughout the country including the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, McCarter Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Seattle Repertory, Yale Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage, Steppenwolf Theatre, the Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, The Huntington, South Coast Repertory and Playwrights Horizons. Awards: multiple Joseph Jefferson Awards, an Ovation Award, a Barrymore Award, a Lortel Nomination and Drama Critics Circle Award. Film: The Business of Being Born (original score, Showtime); short films Cell Watch, Netuser, War Words. Based in Chicago, André is an ensemble member of Lookingglass Theatre Company. Since the Covid pandemic, projects include remote virtual collaborations with Theatre Squared and The Civilians on the critically acclaimed Russian Troll Farm (selected as one of the top 10 productions of 2020 by the NY Times) as well as audio plays, site-specific interactive installations, and live broadcast performances for Arena Stage, Milwaukee Rep. and American Players Theatre among others. André is currently teaching at the University of Illinois and Loyola University in Chicago and working as a sound designer on an assortment of Amazon Music/Wondery podcast series.  

MIKE TUTAJ (Projection Design) (He/Him/His) 

SYLVIA HEERNANDEZ-DISTASI (Aerial Consultant) (She/Her/Hers) KRep: debut. Regional: Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci (Goodman Theatre); Don Quixote (Writer’s Theatre); Little Mermaid (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); The Tempest (Steppenwolf Theatre); Lookingglass Alice, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Moby Dick, among others (The Lookingglass Theater Company); The Diver (The Olney Theatre and Goodman Theater). Awards: Four Joseph Jefferson Awards (Choreography), 3Arts Award (Design), and The Award of Honor for Outstanding Contributions by The Illinois Theatre Association. Affiliations: Ensemble Member of The Lookingglass Theater Company.  Sylvia is the Artistic Director of The Actors Gymnasium, where she serves as master teacher, choreographer, and director of The Professional Circus Training Program. , 

BRETT COPES (Acrobatic Rigging Designer) KCRep: debut. LIVE SHOWS:  Steadfast Tin Soldier (Assoc Circus Rigging Supervisor, Lookingglass Theatre); E11EVEN MIAMI (Rigging Consultant); VENARDOS CIRCUS (Crew Lead/Acrobatic Rigger); The Lion King (Performer Flying/Flying Director); AERIAL NUTCRACKER (Aerial Rigging Coordinator), ATLANTA HAWKS (Mascot Rigging); TORONTO RAPTORS/CDS (Acrobatic Rigging Consultant); GRIFFIN BALLET PETER PAN (Flying Director); CIRQUE DU SOLEIL (Rigging Team, O, The Beatles: Love, Iris, The Light); ATLANTA AERIAL ARTS FESTIVAL (Rigging Supervisor); Pippin (Acrobatic Rigging Consultant/Rigger, Tri Cities PAC); PURPLE GALA – VIKINGS STADIUM 2016 (Acrobatic Rigging Designer). FILM/TV: Yellow (Stunt Rigger), Panhandle (Stunt Rigger), Gabriella (Key Stunt Rigger), WWE/Undertaker House of Horror (Key Stunt Rigger), Hammer of Witches (Tactical Action Rigger), Tiny Storys 2 (Stunt Coordinator), Underground Railroad (Stunts), Creepshow (2019, Stunt Rigger); “Black Lightning” (Stunt Rigger), “Battle of the Fittest Couple” (Stunt Rigger), “The Dude Perfect Show” (Stunt Rigger).  Educa­tion: BA in Theatre, Western Michigan University., @fightorflightent 

TERRANCE VOLDEN (Automation Associate) (He/Him/His) KCRep: Twelfth Night. Technical Director: [title of show], Everyman (UMKC Theatre); Ad Astra Music Festival; Taylor University (2012-2019). Scenic Designer: The Fantasticks (Ad Astra Music Festival 2022); Paul’s Case (Ad Astra 2022); Our Trudy World Premier (Ad Astra 2021); The Mousetrap (Taylor University 2019); The Matchmaker (Taylor University 2017); Oklahoma! (Taylor University 2016). Production Manager: Ad Astra Music Festival 2022. Awards: Excellence in Technical Direction for Metamorphoses (Kennedy Center American Collegiate Theatre Region 3 Festival 2020); Outstanding Achievement in Technical Direction for The Rabbit Hole (KCACTF National Festival 2017). Education: Bachelor’s Degrees in Vocal Performance, Music Education, and Theatre Education (Sterling College 2008); MFA Candidate in Technical Direction (UMKC Class of 2023) 

ERIK MEIXELSPERGER (Fight Choreographer) (He/Him/His) KCRep: Twelfth Night (Associate Stage Combat Choreographer). Other Stage Combat Credits: Mother Fu**er With the Hat, 39 Steps, Fixing King John (UMKC); Macbeth, She Kills Monsters, As You Like It, Silence, Wonder of the World (Johnson County Community College); Newsies (Olathe East High School). Recent Local Acting Credits: Romeo & Juliet, Shakesfear (Heart of America Shakespeare Festival). Regional Acting credits: The Crucible, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, The Rehearsal, Oedipus Rex (Asolo Rep/Conservatory). Other Acting Credits: A Delicate Ship, Hamlet, Last Night of Ballyhoo, Detestable Madness, Buried Child, A Doll’s House, Macbeth. Upcoming Acting: Noises Off.   Educa­tion: BFA in Acting, University of Minnesota Duluth; Florida State University Asolo Conservatory (MFA Acting). Instagram: @erikmeix 

JENNIFER VANBUSKIRK (Wig & Makeup Design) 

(Casting) Geoff Josselson, CSA and Katja Zarolinski, CSA are New York-based casting directors, handling productions for theatre, film and television. Recent work includes productions for Arena Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Baltimore Center Stage, Cape Playhouse, Denver Center, The Irish Repertory Theatre, Merrimack Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Paper Mill Playhouse, Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Round House Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Theaterworks Hartford, Weston Playhouse.    

(Casting) (She/Her) Based in Osage/Kikapoo/Kansa/Sioux/Otoe Missourria ancestral territory (Kansas City), Andi is an award-winning Kanaka Maoli/Asian American theatre maker/activist, arts educator, and parent. She is the Producing Artistic Director of Tradewind Arts, a boutique arts organization devoted to illuminating, motivating, and amplifying the voice of Native Hawaiian, Oceanic, and Asian American artists. Andi was a 2017-18 Charlotte Street Foundation (CSF) Studio Resident. Her work has been recognized with support from ArtsKC, TCG, Asian Arts Initiative, The Kauffman Foundation, Charlotte Street Foundation, JOCO libraries, InterUrban ArtHouse, and the Dramatists Guild Fund, as well as two NEA award winning projects in partnership with The Coterie Theatre including Hana’s Suitcase and the upcoming Justice at War. Andi has appeared in productions at The Unicorn Theatre, The New Theatre, The Coterie, The Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Disney’s Spirit of Aloha, with voice and on-camera clients including Hallmark, H&R Block, Sprint, and McDonald’s.  AEA Member 

MACKENZIE GOODWIN TRAN (Production COVID Compliance Officer) (She/Her) KCRep: The Living Room’s Carousel (Assistant Director), Commons Producer for Playwright Nathan Louis Jackson during his residency. Local: Alice’s Wonderland (Production Stage Manager, The Coterie); Dot, The Price (Production Stage Manager, Kansas City Actors Theatre); The Buffalo Room (co-curator with Vi Tran); COVID Safety Officer: The Pests (Kansas City Actors Theatre); Coordinator, return-to-production safety protocols (The Coterie). Other Credits: The Buffalo Room (co-curator with Vi Tran); The Butcher’s Son, an autobiographical folk musical by Vi Tran (developer/director). Awards: The Butcher’s Son (Most Promising New Musical, Chicago Musical Theatre Festival). Affiliations: Lincoln Center Directors Lab (2015/2016); Chicago Directors Lab (2018/2019). Makenzie is a double-certified COVID Compliance Officer in Audience and Patron Safety as well as Production Safety. AEA Member 

MORGAN WALKER (US – Mother/Mrs. Darling/Tinkerbell/Wendy) 

Thanks to our sponsor:

Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts - Commerce Bank, Trustee

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