Misery Creative

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Paul Angle
Paul began his career with JCCT in 1991 in "Flowers for Algernon" directed by Slim Callis, and has been in love with theatre ever since. He had a number of roles on the stage in plays like "The Nerd," "The Fantastiks," "Spoon River Anthology," "Greater Tuna," and "Little Shop of Horrors" before taking the plunge as a director. His directorial debut came with A. R. Gurney's "The Fourth Wall," and has gone on to direct both plays and musicals, including "Taking Leave," "Picasso at the Lapin Agile," "Little Shop of Horrors," and most recently "Xanadu." He is the proud father of two adult children, Owen and Ava. His dream remains to go to Venice with Matt, Rikki, Toni, and Alex.
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Assistant Director
Ron Duncan
Ron has been involved with JCCT for many years usually playing drums for musical performances. He last served as Music Director for Xanadu this past season. For this production, Ron is attempting to be the Assistant Director. “This is a great experience for me. I am learning so much from some great people. Behind the scenes work is awesome.” Ron is currently retired but has a “To Do List” that reads like “Misery”. Enjoy!
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Production Manager/Set Design and Construction
Brinnar Sharp
Set designer, makeup artist, actress, musician, painter, marketing and cooking, there's not much they can't do. Brinnar has been involved in theater for over 10 years: ACTS and JCCT have been their home for most of that time. They will be making their JCCT directorial debut with this season's dinner theater performance of The Play That Goes Wrong. They hope to see you at the next one on or off the stage.
Set Construction
Joe Bradley
Set Construction
Joel McGill
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Makeup/Special Effects
Ashley Browning
Ash Browning is a 23 year old resident of North Vernon that currently works as a mortician and coroner and previously worked as cast director at Fear Fair in Seymour before its close. In their free time, they are a costumer, haunter, drag performer, and artist. They are no stranger to the stage, having performed onstage and worked backstage for many shows with the Actors Community Theatre of Seymour, but this is their first time working with the Jackson County Community Theatre. They've had a great deal of fun these past few weeks working with the directors, cast, and crew to help bring the practical effects of Misery to life.

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William Goldman is one of the most influential and successful writers of his generation. Film credits include “Masquerade,” “Harper,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “The Stepford Wives,” “All the President’s Men,” “The Princess Bride” (based on his novel of the same name), “Last Action Hero,” “The General’s Daughter,” “Marathon Man” (based on his novel of the same name), and many, many others. He co-wrote two plays with brother James Goldman: BLOOD, SWEAT, AND STANLEY POOLE and A FAMILY AFFAIR. As a novelist, Goldman has penned several American classics including, but not limited to, “Soldier in the Rain” (1960), “Father’s Day” (1971), “Magic” (1976), “The Color of Light” (1984), and “The Silent Gondoliers” (1984). He has also written many articles for acclaimed publications on the topic of screenwriting and several non-fiction books, including “The Season: A Candid Look at Broadway” (1969) and “Adventures in the Screentrade: A Personal View of Hollywood and Screenwriting” (1983). Awards: Academy Award, Writers Guild Award, and British Academy Award, for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1969; Academy Award and Writers Guild Award, for "All the President's Men," 1976. Education: Oberlin College, Ohio, B.A. 1952; Columbia University, New York, M.A. 1956.

Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. He made his first professional short story sale in 1967 to Startling Mystery Stories. In the fall of 1971, he began teaching high school English classes at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine. Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels. In the spring of 1973, Doubleday & Co., accepted the novel Carrie for publication, providing him the means to leave teaching and write full-time. He has since published over 50 books and has become one of the world's most successful writers. King is the recipient of the 2003 National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to the American Letters and the 2014 National Medal of Arts.

Stephen lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. They are regular contributors to a number of charities including many libraries and have been honored locally for their philanthropic activities.