You Have the Right to Remain Dead Creative

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Director/Set Design
Tessa Catlin
Tess Catlin is elated to be directing this hilarious farce of a show, an experience that has been over two years in the making. This is her first time directing for MCP, and she loves her theater family for giving her this opportunity. She extends thanks to her Mama C who graciously agreed to be her Producer, and her loving husband and kids, who make every day an adventure.
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Laureen Catlin
Remain Dead will be lucky show number thirteen with Laureen in the Producer’s chair for MCP. She has produced dramas. revues, and full-scale musicals for the troupe. She holds a minor in Theatre Arts from Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania, and has on and off stage experience at the high school, college, and community theatre levels that spans nearly five decades. She is thrilled to be producing this high-spirited plunge into comedy and mystery. In her other life, Laureen is grandma to Harmony, Felicity, Adaline, and Dominic, mom to Larry, Steve and Tess, and Chris and Alyssa, and wife to the best spouse on the planet, Fat Daddy Phil.
Assistant Director
Paula Brinkman
Paula is unbelievably thrilled to be back to with the Mason Community Players. She is a graduate of the English and Theatre program from Thomas More College, and has enjoyed working in several projects with MCP, including Three Murders and It’s Only Monday, The Music Man, The Foreigner, The King and I, Almost Maine, and Twelve Angry Men. She thanks her family for all their support for her “wacky theatre dreams”, especially her husband, Theo, her mother, Judy, her brother, Joshua, and especially her Mammaw, Bea.
Stage Manager
Jess Bunn
Jess is delighted to be stage manager once again for MCP. This is the fifth show she has stage managed, a few of them being Dr. Evil's Basket of Kittens, Mamma Mia, The Foreigner, and most recently All Together Now. She is happy to be doing theater once again. Jess not only enjoys being a stage manager, she also enjoys being in charge of props backstage, like she did for Pride and Prejudice and Enchanted April, and executing lights for The Curious Savage.
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Gaylene May-Schumacher
Gaylene has appeared on stage and worked behind the scenes for many MCP productions. She has served on MCP’s Board of Directors and currently serves on the Communications and Membership Committees. Gaylene is proud to have won awards for her work onstage and off, and for being a recipient of the prestigious Grace E. Campbell Award. Having costumed several MCP productions, Gaylene thanks Laureen for the opportunity to be costume this zany murder mystery! She also wants to thank Bill for always supporting her theatrical pursuits.
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Make-Up Consultant
Eric Grimm
Eric is a Mason native and an MCP veteran. He performed his first show with MCP in 1988 in The Sound of Music. Through the years, Eric has been involved in multiple productions both on stage and behind the scenes. He served ten years on the MCP Board of directors with two years as treasurer and two as Vice President. He is also currently a member of the facilities, performance, finance and 50th Anniversary committees. Eric takes the phrase, "break a leg" very seriously. In 2014 he fractured his leg while volunteering for an MCP fundraising event.
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Sound Design
Susan Berger
Susan has been a member of MCP since 1993. Although she has appeared on stage, she prefers behind-the-scenes participation. She last designed sound for MCP’s The Visit. Susan has produced, stage managed, designed sound, run lights and sound, and worked stage crew, but one of her favorite MCP roles is directing which she last did in 2019 with Mamma Mia! She is currently co-producing MCP’s double header of Nunsense and Nunsense A-men coming up in July. Susan serves on MCP’s board as the group’s treasurer and is the proud mother of Katie and Anthony Werner.
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Rebecca McLaughlin
Becca McLaughlin is pleased to switch hats to collect and run props for “You Have The Right To Remain Dead.“ These are fun challenges to tackle! Over the years she has worked in many areas for MCP both on stage, not often, or on production teams. I hope you enjoy this fun play!

Original Creative Team

Pat Cook (playwrite) - He began writing plays in college. His first play was his one act, The Boys in the Hall, which was performed in 1968. After moving to Houston in 1970, he found other writing assignments at AstroWorld, educational radio, nightclubs and local television. He now has more than 140 published plays by nine publishers; several of these have been translated into Dutch and German.