Cry it Out Cast

Katie Wells (Jessie)
No stranger to the Avenue Arts Stage, you may have seen Katie in Hellcab, Vagina Monologues, Straight White Men, August: Osage County and It's a Wonderful Life. Katie currently serves as the Assistant Artistic Director and Head of Education for Rubber City Theatre following her schooling at Hiram College and Cleveland State University. Katie has worked at many theatre in Northeast Ohio including Rubber City Theatre, Ohio Shakespeare Festival, Cleveland Public Theatre, Ensemble Theatre, Blank Canvas Theatre and none too fragile theatre. Katie will return to the space this winter as she directs our production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. She would like to thank David, Jared and the talented cast and production team. "Thank you for supporting local theatre!"
Krsnaa Fitch (Lina)
Krsnaa is a graduate of the American Musical & Dramatic Academy in NYC and currently works as an acting teacher in Northeast Ohio. No stranger to the theatre, Krsnaa has had her hands in multiple productions including Lion King Jr (Director), Yoga the Musical (Lila/Assistant Director), Aea (Assistant Director/Producer), Open Admissions (Alice), and Saint Joan (Director). Krsnaa is having so much fun playing the role of Lina, as she is a new mother herself. She would like to thank her partner, Travis Lee, her mother Maralee Ash, her mother-in-law, Carolyn Lee, and her friend, Katie Grigg-Miller for all of the baby watching time during rehearsals. "Special thanks to my son, Shyamasunder Lee who has taught me how to love deeper than I ever knew was possible!"
Emerson Thoenen (Mitchell)
Emerson is 29 years old and attended Stark State College and Kent State University at Stark to obtain degrees in Film, Theatre and English. He currently works as the Resident Stage Manager and Props Master at Rubber City Theatre. Previous stage credits include TAME (Graham) at Rubber City Theatre and Boys in the Band (Cowboy) at Western Reserve Playhouse. "Much love to my supportive friends and family. All my love to Kelsey. 143"
Alyssa Crowley (Adrienne)
Alyssa is 22 years old and currently works as an analyst in TestAmerica's Wet Chemistry department following her time in Malone University's Forensic Chemistry program. Previous stage credits include Perfecting the Kiss (Narrator), And Then There Were None (Vera Claythorne), The Vagina Monologues (Ensemble), and Among the After (Juliet/Fight Choreography Extra). Alyssa also enjoys directing theatre, documentary filmmaking, poetry writing, and podcasting and would to return to these forms of expression. She thanks everyone who has shown up to support the arts - "let's keep allowing each other's voices to take up space."