Julius Caesar Creative

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Shelley Delaney
Professor Emerita, OU School of Theater. Over a dozen professional directing credits include the world premiere of The Surrogate (Centenary Stage), The Cake (Tantrum Theater), Annapurna and An Appalachian Christmas Carol (Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble). Additional directing: 20 productions for the School of Theater including four MFA thesis plays, and the short film Truck Fishing in America. Shelley is a proud member of the performing artists unions AEA and SAG/AFTRA, as well as the National Alliance of Acting Teachers.
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Scenic Designer
Christopher Rees
MFA, Scenic Design. Ohio University: Summer and Smoke (Scenic Designer) Women of Lockerbie (Scenic Designer), Effective Magic (Scenic Designer), Silent Sky (Lead Scenic Artist) Other: Tantrum Theater: Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (Scenic Designer), Men on Boats (Assistant Charge Artist), Spring Awakening (Scenic Designer). West Liberty University: The Secret in the Wings (Scenic Designer), 18 Victoria (Scenic Designer).
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Costume Designer
Madeline Hammons
BFA, Production Design & Technology, Fourth Year. Tantrum Theater: Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 (Wardrobe Assistant).
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Lighting Designer
Gabriel Hrin
[He/Him/His] MA, Theatre. BFA, Production Design & Technology. AA, Theatre Technology. Santa Fe Opera: Apprentice Scenes, (Lighting Designer & Lighting Programmer). Ohio University: Julius Caesar (Lighting Designer), The Brutal F***ing Death of the Drunkard, the Immigrant, the Durable, the Juggernaut; “Iron” Mike Malloy (Lighting Designer/Programmer), Everybody (Lighting Designer), Absentia (Master Electrician), Summer in Smoke (Master Electrician), Men on Boats (Asst. Lighting Designer), Be Head (OBS Programmer), The Martha Mitchell Effect (OBS Programmer), Blood at Root (Lighting Designer, OBS Programmer), Macbeth (Master Electrician), Trans Plays of Remembrance (Lighting Designer). Dayton Ballet: Light & Dark (Asst. Lighting Designer). Kennedy Museum: LACUNA (Lighting Designer). CHS: Cinderella (Lighting Designer). Sinclair College: Treasure Island (Lighting Designer), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Master Electrician), All Childish Things (Lighting Designer) A Charlie Brown Christmas (Lighting Designer). Town Hall Theatre: Junior Claus (Lighting Designer).
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Sound Designer
Simon Marland
MFA, Sound Design, Third Year. Ohio University: Summer and Smoke (Sound Designer); Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 (Sound Mixer). Other: Comedy of Errors and Lysistrata (Sound Designer), Theater at Monmouth. Simon is a composer and sound designer from Boone, NC.
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Fight Choreographer
Brian David Evans
Brian has worked as a fight choreographer for Oxford Shakespeare Festival, Monomoy Theatre, Tantrum Theater, Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble, Actors’ Theatre of Columbus and in training programs including Ohio University, Denison University, the University of Mississippi and Marietta College. He is a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors. He has coordinated stunts for films such as Claire in Motion and Trailerpark.
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Stage Manager
Beatrice Feldbush
BFA, Stage Management, Fourth Year. Ohio University: Hansel and Gretel (SM), Zoo Story (SM), Summer and Smoke (ASM), Blood at the Root (ASM), Perfect Arrangement (ASM). Tantrum Theater: Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (Deck Stage Manager), This is Not What I Expected When I Imagined a Republic (ASM), Spring Awakening (PA), Rhinoceros (PA). The Actors’ Theatre of Columbus: Queen Margaret (SM), The Secret Garden (ASM).
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Luis Silva
MFA, Technical Direction, Second Year. Ohio University Technical Director: Hotel Berry, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Absentia. Julius Caesar (Dramaturg). Spring 2023: Yerma (Technical Director). Other: Healthy Humor Inc, Florida International University, Milam’s Circus, Miami Dade College. Abroad: PPPPTK Seni dan Budaya, Akeké Circo Teatro, Asociación Cultural Skena.
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Technical Director
Jaxon Meadows
MFA, Production Design & Technology. Ohio University: Men on Boats (Assistant Technical Director), Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (Assistant Technical Director), Julius Caesar (Technical Director), Shrek the Musical (Technical Director) & The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Assistant Technical Director). He holds a BA in Production Design & Technology and an MA in Theater Management from Ohio University. He has collaborated with River City Players, Ohio Valley Summer Theater, and Stuart’s Opera House.
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Props Manager
Keely Heyl
MFA, Production Design and Technology. Ohio University (Props Artisan): Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, Tantrum Theater; Everybody; Absentia, Vibrancy Theater. Other (Props Artisan): Glimmerglass Festival’s ’22 Season.
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Scenic Charge Artist/Assistant Scenic Designer
Carly Huff
BFA, Production Design and Technology, Fourth Year. Ohio University: Everybody (Scenic Artist), Summer and Smoke (Scenic Artist), Macbeth (Scenic Painter), She Kills Monsters (Scenic Painter); Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 (Asst. Scenic Charge Artist), Tantrum Theater; Men on Boats (Scenic Artist); Spring Awakening (Asst. Scenic Charge Artist); Absentia (Scenic Charge Artist), Vibrancy Theater.
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Assistant Director
Sam Nelson
PhD Student, School of Interdisciplinary Arts on the Scholar/Artist track. Other Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice (Antonio), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Sir John Falstaff), Romeo and Juliet (Lord Capulet). Sam is an interdisciplinary artist and theatre generalist from Boise, Idaho with research interests in the history and theory of acting. Sam holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Alabama and a BA in Theatre Arts from Furman University. www.sam-nelson.net

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Production Staff

Production Manager: Roberto Di Donato

Costume Shop Manager: Sofia Perez

Lead Electrician: Kharla Landrau

Sound Shop Manager: Daniela Chaparro

Assistant Stage Manager: Lily Welsh

Assistant Prop Masters: Connor Gothard, Iz Bawn

Lighting Draftsperson: Gabriel Hrin

Light Board Programmer: Tobby Tao


Shop Supervisor: Nicole Hankins

Shop Foreman: Nick Wilson

Carpenters: Colette Alfonso, Lydia Ball, Chris Burns, Sydney Campbell, Scarlett Fried, Alex Mackeown, Gabe Marusic, Luke May, Simon Mcfawn, Tyler Murray, Charley Peck, Amy Pilgrim, Lizzy Shaw, Luis Silva, Nick Sklenar, Aiden Timko, Bob Walters, Elliot Wortley


Paint Shop Supervisor: Hannah Carey

Paint Crew: Hannah Carey, Katie Carpenter, Logan Clark, Megan Collina, Kay Collins, Abby Covalin, Caroline Donato, Nicole Downing, Georgia Fried, Julia Gantzer, Reed Hickerson, Adriana Holst, Kekoa Huihui-Andrew, Princess Ibeh, Aidan Kelly, Melissa Levine, Callie Lippencott, Aisha Mahon, Tasha Matthews, Rachel Montemayor, Zach Snow, Carla Spearman, Nick Swope


Prop Artisans: Sarah Bear Alvarez, Chloe Borton, Duckery Bracey, Grace Easterday, Sam Erwin, Nick Foster, Lily Franks, Brandon Lipsky, Elisabeth O'Neill, Alex Pio, Madison Russell, Eliza Russo, Kaycee Scott, Erin Stone, Bob Walters, Ry Zornak 

Run Crew: Cameron Hess


Drapers: Liz Haas, Sam Heilhecker

Stitchers: Emma Adkins, Aurora Azbill, Sarah Biernacki, Grace Breslow, Blair Forrester, Abby Golden, Madeline Hammons, Freddie Masselli, Shelby Merchant, Jack Murphy, Addy Plessinger, Anna Richcreek, Kaya Roll, Kaitlyn Smart


Craft Artisans: Micah Patton, Destery Gunther, Akira Jackson


Wardrobe Crew: Sarah Dykhuizen, Christian English, Annaka Guerrero, Cam Hogue, Braven Jones, Leilani Stillwagon


Electrics Shop Manager: Madeleine Hebert

Light Board Operator: Victoria Skok

Lighting Crew: Britney Cox, Ella Decker, Katie Edwards, Holden Evans, Beatrice Feldbush, Julia Germer, Lee Gilbert, Teigue Hardestry, Charlie Herrmann, Madison Keally, Quentin Kurtz, Katie Mangan, Alexandra Marusich, Sergio Morales-Blazquez, Joey Negrete, Timothy Oh, Jackson Owens, Anna Proctor, Chloe Robinson, Grayce Roderick, Alejandro Ridolfi, Anna Scott, Jacob Simmons, Andy Veladota, James Walkowski, Lucy Walter, Lillie Wright, Isabella Zallo


Sound Board Operator: Billy Elias

Sound Crew: Erin Abney, Sid McCarty, Tommy Page, Nathan Phillips, Oliver Runyon, Isabella Scanlan, Derek Smith


Crew: Elizabeth Amstutz, Robin Clement, Ben Griffithe, Grace Larger, Katie Maccabee, Miriam Snaveley, Vivian Waye, Zoe Zoller


Graphic Designer: Molly Donahue


Director, School of Theater: Merri Biechler

Assistant Directors, School of Theater: Dan Denhart, David Haugen

School of Theater Faculty and Staff

Arts for Ohio

Special thanks to the Federal Valley Resource Center (FVRC) Instrument Lending Library