Frankenstein Creative Team/Production Staff

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Director, GFT Artistic Director
David Sebren
David currently serves as the Artistic Director of Goodly Frame Theatre. He holds an MFA in Directing from Florida State University, and a BFA in Acting from UNCG. David is currently an Advanced Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors, and a Level 2 Combatant with Dueling Arts International. He has worked professionally as an actor, director, designer, and fight director since graduating from UNCG in 2006, and has worked with companies from North Carolina to California. He currently serves on the faculty of Greensboro College and Wake Technical Community College. He also serves as the resident fight director for GLOW Lyric Theatre in Greenville, SC. Some of David’s past credits include - Directing: MACBETH, FROM THIS DAY FORWARD, TARTUFFE, SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS, THE CAT IN THE HAT. Acting: WRIGHTS OF PASSAGE, FORTUNE, JACKIE AND ME, SPAMALOT!, HATFIELDS AND MCCOYS. Fight Direction: THE HANDMAID'S TALE (opera), STINNEY (opera), AIDA, CARMEN (opera), FIDELIO (opera), ROMEO ET JULIETTE (opera), WEST SIDE STORY, THE CRUCIBLE (opera).
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GFT Founder & Executive Director
Meredith DiPaolo Stephens
​Meredith DiPaolo Stephens, previously assistant managing director of the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival and managing and producing artistic director of Shared Radiance Theatre, is the founder and Executive Director of Goodly Frame Theatre. Meredith's training in Shakespeare’s language and performance includes work at UNC Greensboro, Oxford University, Harvard University, the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Lives!, the American Shakespeare Center, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London.​ Her recent acting credits include Banquo in MACBETH (Studio 1) Philanthropist/Ghost of Christmas Past in A CHRISTMAS CAROL: PEDRO'S LEGACY (GFT), Venus in DIDO, QUEEN OF CARTHAGE (TSMGO), Sarah in THE MALONE FAMILY IN THE ENCHANTED FOREST (Clint Festa), Antonio in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (TSMGO), Carol in SEASON'S SCREENINGS (Spring Theatre), Duchess of Gloucester in RICHARD II (TSMGO), Chancellor Whitemarsh in LOCK-IN (Spring Theatre), Ebenezer Scrooge in AN OLD SALEM CHRISTMAS CAROL (Little Theatre of Winston-Salem), Banquo in MACBETH (Andy Griffith Playhouse), Feste in TWELFTH NIGHT, and Titania/Hippolyta in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Shared Radiance Theatre); recent directing credits include MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, AFFAIRS OF THE HEART, FINDING SHAKESPEARE, REBOOT, A SIMPLE JESTER, KING LEAR, ROMEO AND JULIET, MACBETH, HAMLET, and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. Meredith is currently on an informal hiatus from GFT while she is working on her MFA Acting Classical and Contemporary Text at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
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Jay Smith
Jay Smith is a local playwright and director. His adaptation of CYRANO DE BERGERAC was produced by Studio 1 in Burlington and his adaptation of THE JUNGLE BOOK for children was produced by Open Space Café Theatre where he was also Artistic Director. His original play THE PICNIC was chosen by the UNCG BFA acting faculty as part of their FLANNEL SHORTS program. Jay is also an award-winning actor, set designer, and trivia host.
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GFT Marketing Director
Keaton Brower
Keaton Brower is a Triad-based theatre artist and educator. He is currently the Marketing Director at Goodly Frame Theatre and Lead Theatre Instructor at NC Governor's School East. Performance credits with Goodly Frame include A CHRISTMAS CAROL, as well as the June 2023 developmental reading of FRANKENSTEIN. Other credits include work in various capacities at Triad Stage, New Repertory Theatre, the Boston Center for American Performance, the NC Shakespeare Festival, NC Thespians, and the Cherokee Historical Association. Training: BFA in Theatre Arts (Performance) with a minor in Arts Leadership, Boston University; Diploma in Classical Acting, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art; High School Diploma in Drama, University of North Carolina School of the Arts; Certificate in Theatre, NC Governor's School East.
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Music Director
Micaela Bundy
Micaela is very excited to a part of the production team of Frankenstein with Goodly Frame Theatre! Micaela is a classically trained vocalist, voice coach, performing arts educator, and arts administrator. She graduated from North Carolina A&T State University, where she studied music education with a concentration in voice, and recently completed her Master of Arts in Arts Administration at Winthrop University. She spent six years teaching high school chorus and theatre in both Wake and Alamance Counties and has music directed and produced numerous shows in the area. Performance honors include being a National Soloist for the 105 Voices of History: National HBCU Honor Choir, performing as a soloist at the White House in observance of Black History Month under the Obama Administration, opening for Oprah Winfrey’s 2020 Vision Tour at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC, and performing with the North Carolina Symphony as a featured solo vocalist for its Freedom Series in 2022. Alongside performing and music directing, Micaela works in the nonprofit arts sector specializing in programming, community engagement, DEI, and development.
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Assistant Stage Manager
Brittany Carter
Brittany Carter is thrilled to be returning to Goodly Frame. Recent credits include SM: MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Goodly Frame Theatre), A POET'S LOVE, ONLY AN OCTAVE APART (Spoleto Festival USA), GALAXIES IN HER EYES (Director Kristine McIntyre, presented at the HPU Planetarium), CINDERELLA (Spring Theatre), ARSENIC AND OLD LACE (Kernersville Little Theatre), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Community Theatre of Greensboro), WHEN WE WERE MARRIED, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (Theatre Statesville), HEAR OUR VOICES, FEEDING THE MOONFISH, HERE WE GO, URINETOWN (UNCG School of Theatre). ASM: OMAR (Spoleto Festival USA, Carolina Performing Arts), IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY, and A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Triad Stage).
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Scenic Designer
Rob Eastman-Mullins
Rob Eastman-Mullins is a freelance scenographer—designing scenery, lighting, and costumes—and a Professor of Design & Production at Wake Forest University. His work has been seen at Syracuse Opera, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, New Theatre (Miami), Triad Stage, Festival Stage, NC Shakespeare Festival, and exhibited at the 2019 Prague Quadrennial and 2022 World Stage Design. A fan of working on new plays like this one, Rob has designed for premieres with such playwrights as Jeff Baron, Melinda Lopez, Catherine Bush, John Strand, Vanessa Garcia, and Shirley Lauro.
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Stage Manager, GFT Production Manager
Abigail L. Mowbray
Abigail L. Mowbray is a production manager and stage manager from Northeast Georgia. Selected Stage management credits include STOP KISS, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, THE HANDMAID'S TALE, and STINNEY: AN AMERICAN EXECUTION.
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GFT Box Office Manager
Cat W. Nova
Cat W. Nova is an all-things-management theatre artist. She began working with Goodly Frame in December of 2021 and is grateful to continue to be a part of the company. Besides theatre, Cat also has a passion for education and is currently pursuing her M.Ed. at UNCG.
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Costume Designer
Denise Schumaker
Denise Schumaker has designed costumes, props and sets for theatre, dance, opera, and tours, plus film and television, for over 35 years. She was honored with an Emmy® nomination in 2010. Recent work includes I AM SHAUNA RAE on TLC, the soon-to-be-released film BLOODSPAWN, the world premiere of SANCTUARY ROAD for NC Opera, RALEIGH at Theatre in the Park, CURTAINS at Raleigh Little Theatre, and THE WEDDING SINGER at William Peace University.
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Sound Design
3 and 3 AV
The 3 and 3 AV team of Stuart Smith (Sound Design) and Anderson Burgess (Audio Engineer) appreciates being entrusted by Goodly Frame Theatre to interpret and implement the auditory part of the show director's vision of a totally immersive experience for the audience. They hope their efforts enhance your enjoyment of this unique production. Contact them at if you need audio or video support for your upcoming event!
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Lighting Designer
Robyn Warfield
Robyn Warfield is excited to be working with Goodly Frame on her first production. Some noticeable work from the Charlotte area include: Children’s Theatre of Charlotte's BOB MARLEY’S THREE LITTLE BIRDS, THE INVISIBLE BOY, GRIMMZ FAIRY TALES, filmed and in-house productions of THE VELVETEEN RABBIT, TROPICAL SECRETS: HOLOCAUST REFUGEES IN CUBA, and MY WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY SUIT, THE NIGHT DIARY, and DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS; Charlotte Conservatory Theatre's WITCH and Blumenthal’s CHARLOTTE SQUAWKS. She has worked at other companies like Mooresville Community Children’s Theatre in Mooresville, NC, Paper Lantern Theatre Company in Winston-Salem, NC, the Winnipesaukee Playhouse in Meredith, NH, First Marla LLC and Classics in Color in NYC, The Ark Theatre Company in Egremont, MA, Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA, and Berkshire Dance Theatre in Adams, MA. She graduated with her MFA in Design from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.