Jesse Leighton (Zack)
Colleen A. Madden
is a native Portlandian who has performed with Good Theater, The Theater Project, Fenix Theatre, and others. Recent roles include "Katharine" in Fenix Theatre's Love's Labors Lost
, "Bingley" in The Theater Project's Pride and Prejudice
, and "Darrek" in The Last Fish in the Sea
for the Maine Playwright's Festival. He also darkens doors as the bassist for the funk/rock outfit Subsonic.
Colleen A. Madden (Grace)
is thrilled to be working with Dramatic Repertory Company. Colleen played Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire
in New York directed by Geoffrey Horne. She originated the role of Molly in the play The Red Mollies
directed by Tina Cesa Ward, and starred in the feature film Red Molly
, adapted from that play. She played June in Tina Cesa Ward's award winning short film In Their Absence
. In New York, Colleen worked with Lincoln Center Theater, Roundabout Theatre Company, The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, Pulse Ensemble Theatre, and The Upright Citizens Brigade. In NH, she played Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet
at The Players' Ring in Portsmouth, and was in Harbor Light Stage's Bold Face Play Reading
series directed by Kent Stephens in Kittery Point, Maine. She received her BFA with honors in Acting from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. In addition to doing theater, Colleen is a writer and a member of The Screen Actors Guild. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two young children. Huge love and special thanks to Clem, Keith and Vanessa! Just for the record, Colleen was a proud owner of the Top Gun
soundtrack before getting cast in this play.
Jaimie Schwartz (Joseph).
Jaimie is honored to be a part of this DRC production and its superb cast and production team. He has had the good fortune to be part of the recent Mad Horse Theater productions of The Goat, or who is Sylvia
and Six Degrees of Separation
and Old Port Playhouse productions of Love, Sex and the IRS
and Shadow Box
. He has appeared in numerous theaters in Southern Maine over the past several years, including performances as R.P. McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
and Barney in Last of the Red Hot Lovers
and has been particularly blessed to have shared a few extraordinary moments of performing on the same stage with one or more of his family members, Hillary, Ali and Eliza. Jaimie is sometimes seen on television on Liberty NewsTV and is daily found at the fine law firm of Bernstein Shur, performing as its real estate group chair. Enjoy!
Casey Turner (Sherry)
There's a chance that you've seen Casey perform with Good Theater (Little Dog Laughed
), Harbor Light Stage (The Play About the Baby, Ethan Frome
), The American Irish Repertory Ensemble (Eclipsed, The Lonesome West, The Streets of Portland
), The University of Southern Maine (The Tempest, Moonchildren
), Space Gallery (Killer Joe
), Apparatus Dance Theater or at the Oddfellow Theater. She was also a part of Willard Beach
the web series. Casey is currently focusing on her career in the circus as a trapeze artist.
Kim Rosenstock (Playwright)
earned her MFA in playwriting under the mentorship of Paula Vogel at the Yale School of Drama where she was the recipient of the Eugene O'Neill Memorial Scholarship. Her work has been developed and produced by The Kennedy Center, Ars Nova, The Old Vic in association with The Public Theater, Voice and Vision, the NY Fringe Festival, Vital Theatre and New York Stage & Film. Her play 99 Ways To F**k A Swan
was featured in Portland Center Stage's 2009 JAW Playwrights Festival. She was the Artistic Director of the 2009 Yale Summer Cabaret where she produced several shows including Fly-By-Night
, a new indie rock musical she co-wrote about star-crossed love and blackouts. From 2005-2007 she was Associate Producer of Ars Nova in New York City where she produced new works of music, comedy and theater. She has her BA from Amherst College where she first began writing plays under the mentorship of Constance Congdon. She is originally from Baldwin, Long Island.
KEITH POWELL BEYLAND (Director)
Recently directed the DRC productions of Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde
. Keith spent the last two decades working on and off Broadway with respected organizations like Roundabout Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, Signature Theatre Company (NY), The New Group, Berkshire Theatre Festival and Irondale Ensemble Project. He directed The Waiting Room, Insomniac, Throwing It Together
in New York and And The Same
in the Berkshires. Keith studied with Athol Fugard, John Patrick Shanley, Paula Vogel, Maria Irene Fornes, Anne Hamburger, Carey Perloff and Venable Herdon, among others. He holds a degree with Honors from the Dramatic Writing Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
MICHAELA WIRTH (Lighting Design)
CHRIS FITZE (Sound Design)
is very pleased to be working with the DRC! Over the past 20 years, Chris has designed shows for several different venues including: Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, Children's Theater of Maine, St. Lawrence Performing Arts Center, and Portland Stage Company. He is Technical Director at Morse High School in Bath where he oversees a crew of 30 kids. He also designs and builds sets. Chris works days at the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine as a member of their Exhibits/ Operations team. He send his love to Jessica, Martin, and Arthur.
JENNIFER WHITLEY (Assistant Director)
is pleased to be a part of Dramatic Repertory Company's second season. Currently, Jen is a member of the Portland improv comedy group The Improvised Puppet Project. She also joined Stranger Than Fiction this past spring, which is an improv group based in the Granite State. When not playing uke for the internationally famous band Uke Skywalker Meets Mando Calrissian, Jen is studying to become a yoga teacher.