Raging Skillet Cast

Chef Rossi (Stephanie Roosa)
Stephanie Roosa first played Chef Rossi in 2019 at the JCC Centerstage in Rochester NY. She is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Out of Pocket Inc., a non-for-profit theatre whose mission is to use theatre to give back to the community. In addition, Stephanie also acts and directs for local theatres around the Rochester NY area. Some of Stephanie’s favorite acting roles have been Antonio in an all-female production of 12th Night, April in Hot L Baltimore and The Bogle in Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol (Blackfriars Theatre), Sunny in Exonerated (Shipping Dock), Charlotte in The Revolutionists, Lisa in Well, and Martha in The Children’s Hour (Out of Pocket Productions), and Josie in A Moon for the Misbegotten (Rochester Irish Players) for which she won the 2012 Best Actress Award from the Acting Irish Festival in Dublin, Ireland. Stephanie’s other passion, which drew her to the role of Chef Rossi initially, is cooking. She caters beer tastings at her church for their community garden that benefits their local food shelf and started a French pastry cooking blog during the Covid quarantine. Stephanie lives in Western NY with my husband Jeff and Okie, their 2-year-old exuberant lab-mix. She has a degree in Theatre from Knox College, in Galesburg, IL.
DJ Skillet (Kate Szekely)
Kate grew up just south of Detroit, surrounded by family from “the old country,” all Polish farmers and Hungarian gypsies. The Poles were hardworking, frugal, hands-in-the earth people who constantly tended to their gardens, worked at butcher shops and delis, and cooked hearty meals for loved ones. The Hungarian Gypsy side was a creative, partying, boisterous crew that worked in hospitality and factories. Blending the work ethic of the Poles and the passion of the Gypsies, Kate moved to New York City two weeks after turning 18 to attend New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and their partnership with the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. She graduated with a BFA in Theater with Honors and immediately dove into the downtown theater and indie film scenes- acting, directing, stage managing, producing. and everything in between. She is a Resident Actor and Producer with Infinite Variety Productions, a woman-led non-profit theater company that devises original documentary theatrical experiences and presents them to a global audience. Kate currently resides in the Greater Orlando area of Florida. When she isn’t acting or producing, Kate can be found teaching and practicing yoga, strength training, and meditation; paddling down a river; or cooking a from-scratch, delicious meal. kateszekely.com
Mother Rossi (Lisa Glinsky)
Lisa Schatz Glinsky (Mother Rossi) has been acting her whole life. A native of Chicago, Lisa began her career at six performing on stage with Blossom Krasner Studios. She appeared in a large number performances throughout her teenage years. She also choreographed a number of musicals then reinvigorated her acting career when she moved to New York. While in New York, Lisa had performed on regional stages before arriving in Sedona in 2008. Among her credits are Love Letters (performed under the production of Emerson Theatre Collaborative), Oklahoma, Guys and Dolls, Annie, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, California Suite, Plaza Suite, 45 Seconds from Broadway, The Wizard of Oz and several children’s theatre productions. Recently she appeared in Vesta, produced by Emerson Theatre and The Mouth Project presented by Red Earth Theatre, which performed throughout the state of Arizona. In addition, she has performed in the Little Black Dress readings, the Sedona 24 Hour Theatre, and several Canyon Moon Murder Mysteries. Lisa is a retired Interior Designer, enjoys knitting, gourmet cooking, quilting, and hiking. She thanks her husband, Martin and wonderful children and grandchildren for being supportive of her acting career.