The Moors Production Team

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Fran Martone
Since returning to Toledo a few years ago, Fran has performed in diverse roles (Marjorie in Marjorie Prime, Ethel in On Golden Pond with Black Swamp Players, Alice in Elective Affinities, Anne Marie in A Doll’s House Part 2 with ACT, Abby in Ripcord with Toledo Rep., Patty in Walter Cronkite is Dead, Rose in The Children with The Village Players). Fran has inadvertently developed a niche as a director, working with talking goats in ACT’s Alabaster, talking lizards in The Village Players’ Seascape, a talking sandwich in Toledo Rep and ACT’s American Hero and now a talking mastiff and a talking moorhen Black Swamp’s The Moors. Fran has an MFA in acting from DePaul University and is a member of SAG/Aftra. She has appeared in film and television with the likes of Aaron Paul, Martin Landau and Seth Rogan. Many a decade ago, bouts teenage angst often went hand-in-hand with a (re)reading of Bronte’s Jane Eyre. Fran is delighted to be directing Jen Silverman’s reinvention of what it takes to find oneself on the savage moors.
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Stage Manager
Heath A. Diehl
Heath is thrilled to be returning as Stage Manager for The Moors, having first stage managed for BSP’s production of Five Women Wearing the Same Dress. Heath has previously been seen on the BSP stage as Narrator in Puffs, Ed in The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-Time, Caleb in The Spitfire Grill, George in It Shoulda Been You, Ensemble in Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, Herb in I Ought to be In Pictures, Edward in Psych, and Mr. Boddy in Clue: The Musical. He also has directed the following productions for area theaters: Nora: A Doll’s House (BSP); Marjorie Prime (BSP), August: Osage County (BSP), The Guys (TBD), Gideon's Knot (TBD), The Drowsy Chaperone (BSP), A Mouth to Feed (Toledo Rep), and The Odd Couple (Female Version) (BSP). In his professional life, Heath is Teaching Professor in the Honors College and Department of English at BGSU. He currently serves as President of the Board of Trustees of BSP, as Vice President and agency representative for Northwest Ohio Community Shares, and as President of Wood County Humane Society Board of Directors. In his personal life, Heath enjoys spending time with his very supportive husband of twenty-seven years, Gary, and their clowder of seven rescue cats (Kit, Jules, Shangela, Monarch, Minnie, Buzz, and Patrice).

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