Little Shop of Horrors Creative

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Kayla Konkle
Kayla Konkle or more lovingly known as "Momma K" is proud to be the director and head of the theatre department here at BNI for the last five years. Kayla attended Ball State University for Theatre Education and Acting where she had the opportunity to direct a number of productions at Muncie Civic Theatre and Northside Middle School. Coming off her student teaching at Warsaw Highschool and into BNI, she's loved every minute of growing the department. When not directing or teaching, Kayla loves all things spooky and scary, she is a crochet addict and plays copious amounts of D&D. Who could ask for a better show to direct that combines her passion of horror and theatre?
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Haley Kline
Haley Kline is very excited to be working on her second show here at Bishop Noll Institute. Dancing since she was 7 years old, Haley started her choreography career back in high school working for local middle schools in the Fort Wayne area. In college, she went on to work with local high schools and even the Miss Indiana Pageant back in 2019. She is very proud of the students for working hard and being a joy to work with. Haley would like to give a special thanks to the director and her best friend Kayla Konkle for bringing her to this amazing school and trusting her to help bring this creation to life!
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Music Director
David Herr
David Herr is currently the Assistant to the Director of the Office of Worship for the Diocese of Gary (2015 to Present) and the Music Director for St. Edward Catholic Church in Lowell (2018 to Present). From 2012 to 2019, David Herr was the Vocal Coach/Music Director for all Bishop Noll Institute Musicals, as well as the BNI Choir Instructor. He grew the Choir from 20 students to over 60 students and promoted Bishop Noll throughout Northwest Indiana through regular Choral Concert tours. Since the end of the COVID-19 Lockdown, David has regularly assisted with leading the music and liturgy at all BNI school masses. David is thrilled to be involved with the BNI Theater Department again, and couldn't be more proud of the cast and crew of Little Shop of Horrors!
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Pit Band Director
Rocco Carioto
Mr. Carioto is the band director at Bishop Noll Institute directing the school's award winning marching band, concert band , jazz band , mariachi band, choir and pit orchestra. He has been a high school band director for close to 30 years . He received his music degree from Elmhurst College majoring in music education and minoring in music business and performance. He is currently working on his masters degree. Mr. Carioto performs professionally in the Chicagoland area in various bands and organizations such as the Southwest Symphony orchestra as a trombonist. Mr. Carioto will be entering his 12 year as a music director at BNI. This will be Mr. Carioto's 18th musical he will be conducting.
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Student Teacher
Abel Alejandre
Abel Alejandre, also known as, 'Mr. A' or 'Mr. Alejandre.' Is a BNI 2018 graduate returning to his roots to finish off his last year of college at Ball State University. Abel is currently going through his final stages of student teaching for Theater and History. While at Ball State, Abel was able to have multiple opportunities for both teaching and directing at Muncie Civic Theater, Muncie High School, and Selma Middle School. After 5 year, Abel's return to BNI, was both a surprise and awesome experience. From revisiting some previous teachers that he looked up to. To even working with brand new teachers, in the same old spaces from his youth. As student teacher, his goals are not only to learn the rope from Mrs. K. But to gain the new experience from a different perspective. 'Rather than acting in shows, let's create new shows for the next generation.'
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Stage Manager
Megan Virosztko
Megan Virosztko is proud to be lead stage manager for Little Shop. She is a sophomore. She previously worked as a stage manager on She Kills Monsters and Xanadu. She is excited to be a stage manager for her third play here at BNI.
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Head of Set/Crew, Head of Sound and Fundraising Manager
Adriana Torres-Cruz
Adriana Torres-Cruz is a senior at BNI. She has worked on sets for “Once Upon a Mattress”, “Clue”, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”, and “She Kills Monsters”, part of “Xanadu: The Musical”, before being asked to join the ensemble, “Eurydice”, and now “Little Shop of Horrors”. Apart from Theatre, Adriana is a part of Crochet Club, Biology Club, Women’s Empowerment Club, Video Game Club, National Honors Society, Workshop Club, D&D Club, the Bowling Team, Engineering Club, and Student Council. Adriana was asked to help make the ensemble bigger by being Calliope’s muse child and loved the experience of doing more than just behind-the-scenes work. When she finds the time, Adriana likes to crochet, go outside and get physical, bowl, build and fix things, play D&D, creative writing, read, dance, sing, explore, watch anime and good TV, and dive into new fandoms. As far as thank yous go, Adriana has her close friends from all over to thank, her parents for their endless support, the BNI Theatre Department, and every teacher that has been there for her then and now. Without all of these people, she wouldn’t be who she is today! She hopes that BNI Theatre can make the most out of everything you see from our department!
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Assistant Stage Manager
Diana Torres-Cruz
Diana Torres-Cruz is a Sophomore at Bishop Noll Institute. This will be her 4th production she works on and her 3rd production she has worked backstage. Diana is a part of the set crew and the backstage crew. Since the beginning of Freshman year, she has worked backstage as prop person for the play She Kills Monsters and Eurydice as well as being onstage for the musical Xanadu as baby muse. Diana enjoys working backstage the best and being with her other crew members. As well as being a part of theater, Diana is in bowling and plays clarinet in the BNI marching/concert band. Diana's hobbies include baking, art, and watching films. She would like to thank her parents for making the trips for her and her siblings to rehearsals, her sister for introducing her to theater, and Mrs. K for letting her be a part of this wonderful experience. Diana is looking forward to the outcome of the show and other projects like this one.
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Light Board Op
Samuel Fowler
Sam is a freshman, first time being in charge of lights. He involved in many activities as well as drama as a freshman. He is in soccer, band, and video game club. He is excited to being doing lights and to work with everyone

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