Head Over Heels Creative

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Mr. Aaron Bogad (he/him)
Aaron Bogad became his dream over 20 years ago and has been making theater, for his job, ever since! He's been involved as a Director, Producer, Writer, Performer, or Designer in over 150 theatrical productions. Aaron has his BFA from NYU/Tisch (Playwrights Horizons Theater School) and his Masters of Theater Studies - Production and Design from Southern Oregon University and the Ashland Theater Center. He’s honored to have worked with Tony nominees, Runaways, and Idiots (American and otherwise). He’s been at this long enough to have worked in smoke filled bars, and lucky enough to have been everywhere from the New York Stage and Film Festival, the Kennedy Center and The Westbeth Theatre Center to far flung cafetoriums in the swamps of Jersey. He founded an educational theatre company (Shakespeare: The Box Set Tour). Partnered with his genius attorney/best friend/wife, Melissa, Aaron founded the independent arts organization, JustArt Theatricals, LLC. Favorite productions include ZackoTaco and Bubba.
Student Producer
Wyatt Enslen (he/him)
Wyatt is super excited to make his producorial debut!! In the past, Wyatt has student-directed three times with SST. Wyatt has been acting since he was in third grade, with some notable roles being Schwartz in A Christmas Story: The Musical (WDL), Mr. Mushnik in Little Shop of Horrors (SST), and Preacher in The Unfortunates (SST). Wyatt also hosts the WSAL-produced theatre podcast Thank You, Five…—available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Amazon Music.
Student Producer
Bethany Makori (she/they)
Bethany has worked on 5 previous shows and this is her fifth one. She loves to design how set pieces would look like and painting. She would like to thank everyone around her for the opportunities they gave her.
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Stage Manager
Alison Quinn (she/her)
This is Alison's eleventh show at SST, and her fourth time stage managing. Alison's favorite roles include Paulina in The Winter's Tale, and Lily/Lilith in She Kills Monsters. Alison would like to thank her friends for being amazing, and her family for always being incredibly supportive.
Stage Manager
Cole Williams
Production Manager
Molly Fink (she/her)
After 4 years in the SST program, this is Molly's first time submitting her bio. Previously she had costumed for the SST shows, however this year she stepped into a new role as the [student] Production Manager. Molly would like to thank her fellow crew members who have made SST ridiculously enjoyable and her family and friends for their continued support.
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Ms. Lisa Yacomelli (she/her)
Lisa Yacomelli, Choreographer, retired last June after many years directing The Hun School of Princeton Dance Company, which she created in 2000, and teaching Victorian literature at Hun. Some of her best choreography she devised for Aaron Bogad during his time at Hun, and she counts herself so fortunate to be part of his creative team again! In addition to working with Aaron on Head Over Heels, Lisa tutors, choreographs, and teaches dance and yoga privately. Teaching certificates from London’s Royal Academy of Dance, Dance Educators of America, and CorePower Yoga, a Juris Doctor degree from New York University, and a Master’s degree in literature from The College of New Jersey support Lisa’s expertise. After a youth spent in the family dance business and performing in regional companies, her professional dance life has included years studying with choreography greats in New York, London, San Francisco, and Los Angeles; owning and directing her dance studio; and twenty-two years at The Hun School. Many of her students have gone on to professional dance careers and still keep in touch.
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Dance Captain/Ensemble
Amelia Drushler (she/her)
Amelia is currently a senior at Padua Academy and this is her 6th show with SST and her first show in cast. Amelia participated on crew for Radium Girls, After Juliet, and A Winter's Tale. She has also helped choreograph Little Shop of Horrors and The Unfortunates. Outside of Theater Amelia Dances at Encore Dance Academy. Amelia would like to thank everyone in the cast, crew, and staff who helped bring this production together. Amelia would also like to thank her family and friends.
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Assistant Dance Captain/Ensemble
Sophia Wolff (she/her)
Sophia Wolff is excited for her 3nd production with Salesianum Theatre! Sophia has performed in nine Nutcrackers with Wilmington Ballet, three musicals at St. Ann’s, Freaky Friday (Ursuline), the Unfortunates(SST), After Juliet (SST), and Dreamland (Ursuline). She would like to thank the SST company, her friends, and family for their support.
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Costume Designer
Mr. Michael Fin (he/him)
This is Mr. Fin’s eighth show as the costume designer with SST. You can see his work from previous shows and see clothes and accessories for sale at BritneyStitch.com.
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Makeup Artist/Pythio Second Weekend
Olivia Segeda (she/they)
This is Olivia’s 10th production with SST. Past roles include Irene Rudolph in “Radium Girls”, Foxy in "The Unfortunates”, and Vera in “She Kills Monsters”, as well as Mrs. Trunchbull in Padua Theatre’s production of “Matilda”. Olivia would like to thank her parents, friends, and everyone involved in SST for their support.
Ms. Maria Lantz
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Student Dramaturg/Pamela - First Weekend
Olivia Kessler (she/her)
This is Olivia’s 7th SST show! She previously played Rae in Unfortunates and Hermione in The Winter’s Tale! This is Olivia’s 3rd time student dramaturging and she would like to thank fellow student dramaturg, Maddie Macknis for all of her hard work! Outside of SST Olivia co-founded Padua’s a capella group the Broom Street Belles! Olivia would like to thank the entire company, friends, family, and Sharon McGee
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Student Dramaturg
Maddie Macknis (she/her)
Maddie is so excited to participate in her third SST production and her first production as student dramaturg. In past productions, she has been assistant stage manager in The Winters Tale and Rhona in After Juliet. Maddie would like to thank her friends and family, especially fellow dramaturgs Olivia Kessler and Ms. Lantz.
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Music Director/Bass Guitar
Mr. Brian Cox
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Student Music Director/Keyboard
Benjamin Azevedo (he/him)
Ben is currently a senior at Salesianum and has been a part of the music program since his freshman year. He is a mallet percussionist in the Salesianum Wind Ensemble and the president of the music ministry. Outside of school, Ben is a piano accompanist at his parish, and he specializes in classical music. Ben was a part of the Ragtime production at Salesianum in 2020 and is looking forward to being a part of this upcoming production.
Mr. Daniel Kitching
Dylan Manarang
Cael McDonnell
Technical Director
Mr. David Lock
Associate Technical Director
Mr. Gabe Losten
Associate Technical Director
Mr. Ethan Inglis
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Lighting Captain
Cynthia Brosky (she/her)
Cynthia has done Salesian Student Theater since The Little Shop of Horrors at the end of her sophomore year. She has participated in Radium Girls, The Unfortunates, After Juliet, and The Winter's Tale during her time at SST. She began as a crew member in design and construction, then progressed into lighting by her senior year. She was promoted to director of the lighting department and is now the lighting captain and designer for Head Over Heels. Cynthia is so incredibly grateful for all of the friends she has made thus far, and she is planning on participating in the Salesianum School 2023 spring show as well.
Lighting/Atmospherics Team
Andrew Doyle
Lighting Team
Kyle Morris (he/him)
Kyle is fairly new to the company, having worked on only one other production, The Winter’s Tale. Kyle would like to thank his parents for driving him to all of the meetings and supporting his interest in technical theater.
Set/Construction Captain
Gregory Oberholzer (he/him)
I build things and they normally work. If they don’t, well, that’s what prayer’s for.
Set Team
Charlie Abernethy
Set Team
Ellie Drost (she/her)
Ellie is a junior at Padua and this is her second show as SST crew. This was a very intricate show to design, and she had a lot of fun with it. She would like to thank the seniors on stage crew for all their knowledge and her sister for being patient when crew runs late.
Set Team
Max Gruszka
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Set Team
Alex Marston (he/they/she)
First production with SST, Musician, Gamer.
Set Team
Hallie Ross
Sound Captain
Tommy Tyree
Sound Team
Audrey Dever (she/her)
As a Padua sophomore, this Audrey’s second SST production and fourth high school show. Audrey would like to thank all the experienced crew members, especially Molly and Tommy, for kindly welcoming her into crew this year and showing her the ropes. She can’t wait to help bring Head Over Heels to life!
Sound Team
Rowan Farrell

Original Creative Team