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Current TheatreWings Bios

 

Denver_Baer.jpgDenver Baer (3rd Year—Directing Mentorship, SOA)

Denver Has worked deck crew for Hairspray, A Christmas Carol, and was a dresser for Mary Poppins.  "My favorite part of Theater wings is how we learn not about all the aspects of the theater not just one thing.”

 

   
 

 

 

Katie_Batten.pngKatie Batten (1st year, Costume Design/Production, Summerville High School)

Katie will be working as a dresser in Sister Act this spring. "My favorite part about the Wings program is the dedication everyone has to making the productions as good as they can possibly be. It's a wonderful thing."

 

 

 

 

BBailey_Beasenberg.jpgailey Beasenburg (1st Year, Set Design/Construction, James Island Charter High School)

Bailey has previously performed with Charleston Stage in Bugsy Malone Jr., Guys and Dolls Jr., Alice in Wonderland Jr., Little Mermaid Jr., Suessical Jr., Aladdin Jr., Beauty and the Beast Jr. Bailey will serve on Deck Crew for White Christmas this season. “My favorite part of TheatreWings is being able to help produce part of a show and help make it come alive.”

 

 

 

 

 

Dwain_Bennett.jpgDwain Bennett (4th Year—Master Acting Class, Home)

Dwain has been with Charleston Stage for nearly 4 years now and has loved every second of it! He is in the 12th grade and has been homeschooled most of his life, which has given Dwain the opportunity to pursue his passion for concert and theatre tech. Charleston Stage further instilled these passions in him and encouraged him to get as much experience as possible. These past few years he’s met people and worked at venues from the Dock Street Theatre, to the Music Farm, to the Coliseum. Charleston Stage has allowed him to work as much as he could on things like sound, lighting and sets. Altogether, he’s either crewed or acted in multiple shows at Charleston Stage such as Gershwin at Folly, Anne of Green Gables, Charlotte’s Web, Mary Poppins and most recently as Stage Manager in Beneath The Sweetgrass Moon.

 

 

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Lila Clark (3rd Year—Master Acting Class, Academic Magnet High School)

Lila has previously performed in Joseph and the Amazing.... Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Christmas Carol, Madeline's Christmas, Charlottes WebGershwin at Folly, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Producers, Mary Poppins, and Hairspray. Behind the scenes, Lila has previously served as Dresser/Kitten Wrangler for You Can't Take it With You, Deck Crew for Catch Me if You Can and for Little Shop of Horrors. Lila will be serving as Sound Crew for Beneath the Sweetgrass Moon and will be performing in White Christmas this season. "My favorite aspect of TheatreWings is Master Acting Class because it is a lot of fun while still being serious. We actually learn something useful every class that we can apply to shows that we are doing."

 

 

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Jolie Crunelle (1st Year—Stage Management, Wando High School)

Jolie has previously performed at Charleston Stage in the past 8 SummerStage shows, most recently, Aladdin Jr. and Beauty and the Beast Jr. Jolie will serve as ASM for Peter and the Starcatcher later this season! “My favorite part of TheatreWings is seeing and learning about the intricate, usually unappreciated, behind-the-scenes specialties that bring a show together.” 

 

 

 

 

Screen_Shot_2016-11-08_at_4.01.15_PM.pngLily Eppes (1st Year—Stage Management, Home)

This season, Lily will be serving as sound for Dracula. "My favorite part of the TheatreWings program is how much I get to learn about all that goes on behind the scenes in theater."

 

 

 

 

LaLakeisha_Gamble.jpgkeisha Gamble (1st Year—Master Acting Class, SOA)

This year, Lakeisha performed in Hairspray and will be serving on the Deck Crew for Sister Act. “My favorite thing about being in TheatreWings would definitely have to be the people. Everyone is amazing!”

 

 

 

 

Screen_Shot_2016-11-08_at_4.04.07_PM.pngAdelaide Harper (1st Year—Master Acting Class, Ashley Hall)

Adelaide has previously performed with Charleston Stage in A Christmas Story, Annie, Beauty and the Beast, Jr., and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. She will be on the crew for Sister's Act later this year. "My favorite aspect of Theatre Wings is how easy it is to feel comfortable and form great friendships, yet you are always learning something new that betters you as an actor." 

 

 

 

 

 

Screen_Shot_2016-11-08_at_4.06.01_PM.pngSamantha Hull (4th Year—Costume Internship, Palmetto Scholars Academy)

At Charleston Stage, Sam has previously worked as a Dresser for Annie, Next to Normal, Shear Madness, and Hairspray. She was also the Assistant Stage Manager for A Christmas Carol and Assistant Costume Designer for Aladdin Jr. Currently, she is the Assistant Costume Designer for Beneath the Sweetgrass Moon. "My favorite part of the TheatreWings program is being able to work with costumes on a daily basis. I have a very strong passion for Costumes and fashion, and have always loved to sew. Being able to work with Mrs. Barbara has helped me learn so many new skills that I hope to carry on throughout my life!"

 

 

 

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Molly Hunsinger (2nd Year—Master Acting Class, SOA)

Molly has previously worked as Dresser for The Producers. She has been seen on stage as Imogene in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Betty Fezziwig and Fan in A Christmas Carol, Kate in Annie, and Mary in Madeline's Christmas. This season, Molly was part of the Cast/Crew for Dracula. “My favorite part about TheatreWings is being in Master Acting Class because I know I'm learning material that is taught in college level courses.”

 

 

 

 

Emma_Johnston.jpgEmma Johnston (1st Year—Stage Management, Crown Leadership Academy)

Emma has previously performed in Aladdin Jr. and Beauty and the Beast Jr. at Charleston Stage, and will serve as the ASM for White Christmas this season. “My favorite part of TheatreWings so far is participating in activities in class, such as Theatre Vocabulary Heads Up, with fun people!”

 

 

 

 

RReilly_Keith.jpgeilly Keith (1st Year—Master Acting Class, Wando)

Reilly has performed in A Christmas Story with Charleston Stage and will serve as Sound Assistant for Beneath The Sweetgrass Moon this Season. “My favorite aspect of TheatreWings are the acting exercises in MasterClass”

 

 

 

 

 

 

MMolly_Kerr.jpgolly Kerr (1st Year—Master Acting, Wando)

Molly has previously performed with Charleston Stage in Madeline’s Christmas (Anne), Annie (Orphan Olive, understudy for July and Tessie), A Christmas Carol (Belinda Cratchet/ensemble), and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Ollie Herdman). She will be working as a dresser in this season’s production of White Christmas. “My favorite thing about Theater Wings is how professional it is and the people that you are working with. Everybody is so nice and so talented. I learn a lot while having a great time.”

 

 

 

AleAlex_Key.jpgxandra Key (2nd Year—Master Acting Class, Ashley Hall)

Alex has previously worked backstage with Charleston Stage as Dresser for Little Shop of Horrors and A Christmas Story, Sound for Hairspray, and Projections for Catch Me If You Can. Onstage, Alex has performed in Anne of Green Gables, Annie, Madeline’s Christmas, Christmas Carol, and Best Christmas Pageant Ever. “My favorite part of wings is definitely being able to see a show go from hardly anything to an amazing production in just a small number of weeks with the help of every concentration that the TheatreWings program has to offer.” 

 

 

Kaelyn Labarowski (1st Year—Stage Management, Wando)

Kaelyn has previously performed with Charleston Stage in Aladdin Jr. and Beauty and the Beast Jr. She will be serving as ASM for White Christmas this season. “My favorite part of Wings is being able to make new friends and make new memories also being able to experience what it's like to work behind the scenes on a show.”

 

 

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Elan Levine (1st Year—Props Design/Construction, Academic Magnet High School)

Elan has previously performed with Charleston Stage in Best Christmas Pageant Ever, A Christmas Story, Charlotte’s Web, and The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow. This season, Elan will be serving on the Deck Crew for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. “My favorite part of TheaterWings is learning about the other aspects of theater; I also love meeting new people who have different experiences in theater than I do!”

 

 

 

 

 

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(1st Year—Props Design/Construction, SC Connections Academy)

Josh will serve on the Sound Crew for White Christmas this season. “I love everything about TheatreWings but my favorite part is getting to know people.”

 

 

 

 

Screen_Shot_2016-11-08_at_4.16.22_PM.pngNathan Malota (2nd Year—Directing Mentorship, SC Connections Academy)

Nathan has previously served as Sound Crew for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and will be a Directing Mentorship for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and The Miracle Worker. “TheatreWings has given me incredible opportunities to work with such amazing actors and crew members at my age.” 

 

 

 

 

Olivia_Miller.jpgOlivia Miller (1st Year-Stage Management-Home School-9th Grade)

Olivia just finished up as a dresser in Hairspray. “I love TheatreWings because it’s a fun environment, but it’s also very professional. The teachers are fun, the RA’s are great, the other students are awesome and I have learned so much in just the few moths I have been here.  I cannot wait to see what I get to do next. 

 

 

 

 

 

Aubrey_Oates.jpgAubrey Oates (1st Year- Set Design, SOA)

Aubrey will be serving as a Dresser for Sister Act this season. "Possibly my favorite part about TheatreWings is the people. I love the opportunity to find people with the same weird interests as myself. This includes singing along to any music I recognize, and going crazy over things like Harry Potter or The Legend of Zelda.”

 

 

 

 

Jessica_Putnam.jpgJessica Putnam (3rd Year—Master Acting Class, Academic Magnet)

Jessica has previously worked on crews for A Christmas Carol and Mary Poppins and will serving as Stage Manager for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. “TheatreWings is free-- but filled with experiences you could get nowhere else. One could call it ‘priceless’... ha. It's given me the opportunity to grow as a person. I made the decision to be in Wings, and that decision meant commitment and communication with countless people, a responsibility that is useful and should be practiced as much as possible before being released into the wild, fast-paced world we live in. Not only has TheatreWings taught me that, but the mentors and staff who teach us create one of the greatest positive, enriching learning environments any student could ask for, making you not only more passionate about theater but also more confident in your abilities which you continuously develop as the year progresses. Out of 10 cool sunglass dude emogies, I'd give TheatreWings a solid million, a definite ‘can't handle the pure awesome’ rating.” 

 

Harrison_Reed.jpgHarrison Reed (4th Year—Master Acting Class, SOA)

Harrison Reed has either performed in or been on the crew for the following shows: Guys and Dolls Jr., Bugsy Malone Jr., The Little Mermaid Jr., Alice and Wonderland Jr., Seussical Jr., Aladdin Jr., Beauty and the Beast Jr., A Christmas Carol, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Anything Goes, Young Frankenstein, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Nevermore, Hairspray, and will be performing in Beneath the Sweetgrass Moon this season. “My favorite part of TheatreWings is how you really do get to experience a whole different side of the theatre world that is usually off limits for most people! And you can take every lesson that you learn into theater throughout your life!”

 

 

 

Sophie_Rees.jpgSophie Rees (1st Year—Master Acting Class, Wando)

Previoulsy, Sophie has performed with Charleston Stage as Edwina in A Christmas Carol, Senior Angel Choir in Best Christmas Pageant Ever, and Alice in Footlight Player's Dorothy in Wonderland. “Sophia is delighted to have the opportunity to perform with Charleston Stage and can't wait to participate in Charleston Stage productions in the future!”

 

 

 

 

 

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Rachel Revelise (3rd Year- Master Acting Class, Northwood Academy)

Rachel has previously worked as Deck Crew for Young Frankenstein and as the Assistant Stage Manager for The Producers and Hairspray. This year, she will be performing in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. "My favorite aspect of TheatreWings is the opportunity to further my skills on stage and back stage. Also, I look forward to Master Acting Class every week because there is never dull moment.”

 

 

 

 

Luke_Shaw.jpgLuke Shaw (1st Year—Master Acting Class, SOA)

Luke has previously performed in Peter Pan, Christmas Carol (x3), A Christmas Story, Sherlock Holmes, Charlotte’s Web, Christmas Story, and will be performing in/crewingin Peter and the Starcatcher this year. “My favorite part of Theatre Wings is the amount of respect and support everyone receives and the fact that it's professional but you can also have a lot of fun and learn a lot.”

 

 

 

 

Abby_Shirey.jpgAbby Shirey (2nd Year-Master Acting, West Ashley)

Abby has previously worked on Deck Crew for Mary Poppins and will be performing in Dracula this season. "My favorite part of Theatre Wings is the excitement and fun that comes from Master Class every week. You never know what may happen and you're always learning something new to help you grow as a performer."

 

 

 

 

Bryce_Smith.jpgBryce Smith (1st Year—Set Design/Construction, James Island Charter HS)

Bryce will be on Deck Crew for a show this season. “My favorite part of Charleston stage is the Scenic Design class every week. It’s incredibly fun and I have learned a lot and know I continue to learn more.”

 

 

 

 

Denver_Smith.jpgDenver Smith (3rd Year—Master Acting Class, SOA)

Denver has previously performed in Anne of Green Gables, A Christmas Carol, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Nevermore, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and You Can’t Take It You. He has served on the Crew for You Can’t Take It with You, A Christmas Carol, and Gershwin At Folly. He will be serving on the Deck Crew for Sister Act and will be performing in Beneath the Sweetgrass Moon this season.  “My favorite part of TheatreWings is the fact we all get to build on each other and help one another.”

 

 

 

 

Cat_Strickland.jpegCat Strickland (2nd Year—Master Acting Class, Home)

Cat has previously served on crew for The Producers. She has performed in A Christmas Carol, Charlotte's Web, and Madeline's Christmas. This season, Cat will be on the Sound Crew for Sister Act and will be performing in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. My favorite part of TheatreWings is learning so many valuable and fun things in such a creative environment with wonderful people.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Screen_Shot_2016-11-08_at_4.23.23_PM.pngLogan Teder (2nd Year—Master Acting Class, Wando)

Logan has previously served as Sound Assistant for A Christmas Story and was part of the cast/crew of Dracula this season. My favorite part about Theatre Wings is getting to meet all of the people who make the shows happen. So many individuals with their own stories to tell and lessons to share!”

 

 

 

 

 

MMaria_Traver.pngaria Traver (2nd Year—Master Acting Class, Academic Magnet HS)

Maria has previously served on the crew for Little Shop of Horrors and will be an Assistant Stage Manager for Sister Act this season. Maria will also be performing in the upcoming production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. “I love getting to know people and improving my voice and acting skills. I learn so much in every class!”

 

 

 

 

 

Sophie Trotter (1st Year—Costume Design/Construction, Academic Magnet)

Sophie has performed in Charleston Stage’s production of Beauty and the Beast Jr. as a silly girl. Sophie just finished up being a Dresser for Dracula. “My favorite part of TheatreWings is the varying aspects of theater that I get to participate in. I have the opportunity to learn about costumes, acting, and crewing while also getting to work with a professional theatre company that is full of wonderful people.”

 

Autumn Waddell (1st Year-Set Design/Construction, Home)

Autumn has performed in SummerStage’s Beauty and the Beast with Charleston Stage and will be serving on the crew of White Christmas this season. “My favorite part of the WINGS program is learning all that needs to be done to put on a theater performance”.

 

 

Screen_Shot_2016-11-08_at_4.25.34_PM.pngTJ Watson (1st Year—Set Design/Construction, Palmetto Scholars Academy)

TJ has previously performed in Beauty and the Beast Jr., and Aladdin Jr. He will be on the Deck Crew for White Christmas this season. “My favorite part of TheatreWings is getting to make stuff and work with props, which is really fun. I find the technical stuff to be pretty entertaining.”

 

 

 

 

 

Screen_Shot_2016-11-08_at_4.26.37_PM.pngAnn Webb (3rd Year—Master Acting Class, Wando)

Ann has previously performed in Mary Poppins, The Producers, Hairspray, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, and will be performing in White Christmas this Holiday Season. Ann was the Assistant Stage Manager for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. "My favorite part of Theatre Wings is getting to form relationships with other high school students who share my love of theatre.”

 

 

 

 

BBella_Witbeck.jpgella Witbeck (1st Year—Costume Design/Construction, James Island Charter HS)

Bella will be on Sound Crew for The Miracle Worker this season.  “My favorite part of TheatreWings is the sense of family everyone provides. No one is ever left out and we always have fun.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Screen_Shot_2016-11-08_at_4.28.04_PM.pngLily Wozniak (1st Year—Stage Management, Palmetto Scholars Academy)

Lily will be an Assistant Stage Manager for Sister Act this season. “My favorite aspect of theatre wings is getting to see all of the shows my friends and everyone at Charleston Stage has spent time on perfecting. I also love learning about what else goes on beyond what I usually get to see.”

 

 

 

 

 

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