Hotel Berry Cast
Rhys Carr (Ensemble, Edward u/s, Andrew u/s)
[they/them] Caribbean American. BFA, Musical Theater, Fourth Year. Ohio University: Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 (Anatole Keratin), Absentia (Tyler), Spring Awakening (Ernst), People, Places and Things (Ensemble), Eighty-Sixed (Dennis). Film: An Iliad (Voice C). Co-Executive Producer for Vibrancy Theater vibrancytheater.com.
Kay Collins (Trevy Ford )
BFA, Acting, Fourth Year. Ohio University: Men on Boats (Goodman), Blood at The Root (Ensemble)
Cassie Cope (Ensemble)
BFA, Musical Theater, Fourth Year. Ohio University: Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (Ensemble/Dance Captain), Summer and Smoke (Nellie Ewell) Other: Parade (Mary Phagan) Keegan Theatre; Hairspray (Shelley) Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Anne of Green Gables: The Musical (Anne Shirley), West Side Story (Anybodys), Grey Gardens (Jaqueline Bouvier) Little Theater of Alexandria; Sheila and Moby (Courtney) Flying V Theatre.
Brian David Evans* (Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt )
OU School of Theater Faculty. Brian has performed at theaters including South Coast Repertory, Tantrum Theater, Human Race Theatre, Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Available Light Theatre, CATCO, Porthouse Theatre, and the Colorado, Illinois, and Oxford Shakespeare Festivals. Film and Television credits include Chapelle’s Show, Judging Amy and Claire in Motion. Brian is an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework and a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors. *Members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
Holden Evans (Ensemble, Harry u/s )
BFA, Musical Theater, Third Year. Tantrum Theater: Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 (Dolokhov), Eighty-Sixed (BJ Rosenthal), Spring Awakening (Ensemble/Melchior u/s). Ohio University: Angels in America Millennium Approaches (Joe Pitt). Other: Roundtown Players, Dramatic Braves.
Lauryn Glenn (Eliza Brown Davidson)
is a Chicago based actor and alum of Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts. She is ecstatic to be returning back to The College of Fine Arts for their 2022/23 season! Her most recent shows include A Christmas Carol (Ensemble/Mrs. Cratchit u/s) Milwaukee Rep, The Nerd (Tansy McGinnis u/s) Milwaukee Rep, Hedwig and The Angry Inch (Roadie) Milwaukee Rep, Eclipsed (Helena, Maima, Rita u/s) Milwaukee Rep and The Niceties (Zoe u/s) Milwaukee Rep.
Aliyah Graham (Ensemble, Minnie u/s, Trevy u/s, Eliza u/s)
BFA, Interdisciplinary Arts, Fourth Year. Ohio University: Concord Floral (Bobolink). Other: Young Frankenstein the Musical (Ensemble) Millersport Community Theatre, 12 Angry Jurors (Juror #4) Lost Flamingo Company.
Ethan Hess (Ensemble)
BFA, Acting, Fourth Year. Ohio University: The Brutal Fucking Death of The Drunkard, The Immigrant, The Durable, The Juggernaut; “Iron” Mike Malloy (The Chemist). Other: An Abstinent Orgy; Or Two Pigeons Fighting Over A Hotdog (Wyatt Davis).
Ayana Johnson (Ensemble, Mattie u/s, Ada u/s )
BFA, Acting, Second Year. Ohio University: Good as New (Rebecca), Out of the Loop (Jess), Macbeth (Donalbain), Absentia (Tanya), Mirror Me (Jane).
Davon Johnson (Edward “Ed” Cornelius Berry)
MFA, Acting, Second Year. Ohio University: The Motherfucker with the Hat (Jackie) Other: Passover (Kitch) Theatre Exile, Trouble in Mind (John) Philadelphia Artist Collective, 154 Revisited (Sonnet 109) Revolution Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Demetrius) Arden Theatre Co., We Are Proud to Present (Black Man/Actor 2) Montco Drama Club.
Ella Manning (Ensemble)
BFA, Acting, Fourth Year. Ohio University: Concord Floral (6, Nearly Wild), The Door; Immersive Theater for One (Devised, Ann), Masquerade (Devised and Performed) Other: Fun Home (Helen Bechdel) City of Athens ARTSWest, Eighty-Sixed (Janey Hoover) Tantrum Theater, High School Musical (Martha Cox) Pioneer Theater Guild, Shrek The Musical (Teen Fiona, Fiona Body Double) Burns Park Players, Anything Goes! (Bonnie) Tappan Players.
Ally Poole (Martha Jane “Mattie” Berry)
Ohio University: Assistant Professor; Associate Artistic Director, Tantrum Theater. Other, Plague Mask Players: Cymbeline (Imogen), The Cherry Orchard (Lubov Ranevskya). Other, The Show Must Go Online: Henry VIII (Anne Boleyn), The Merry Wives of Windsor (George Page). Other: Women of Troy (Chorus) Arcola Theater, Crooked (Maribel Purdy) Kitchen Theater Company, Coriolanus (Soothsayer) Shakespeare Dallas, In the Next Room or the vibrator play (Elizabeth) Generic Theater. MFA Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. www.allypoole.com
Clarissa Raybon (Ada Woodson)
[she/her/hers] MFA, Acting, Second Year. Ohio University Theater: Everybody (Usher/God/Understanding). Vibrancy Theater: Absentia (Diana). Other: A Raisin in the Sun (Beneatha) The Black Theatrical Ensemble, The Bacchae (Agave/Tiresias), Under Construction (Ensemble), The Darker Face of the Earth (Diana) The University of Georgia, South Pacific (Nurse) Dosta Playhouse. Clarissa received a BA in Theatre and English with a Minor in TESOL from the University of Georgia.
Oliver Runyon (Henry “Harry” Thomas)
BFA, Acting, Fourth Year. Ohio University: You Can’t Trust the Male (Harvey), People, Places & Things (Konstantin/Shaun). Other: 86ed (Harry) Tantrum Theater, Hand to God (Jason/Tyrone) Lost Flamingo Theatre Company, Showrunner 2023 (Dean) Ohio University School of Film.
Avery Smith (Minnie Bell)
[she/her] BFA, Acting, Third Year. Ohio University: Concord Floral (Rosa Mundi)
Derek Smith (Carl Bell)
BFA, Acting, Third Year. Ohio University: Imaginary Audiences (Ensemble). Other: Kiss Me Kate (Ensemble) Peoples Bank Theater.
Donald Avi Stewart (Andrew Jackson Davidson)
[he/him/his] MA, Art Administration in Theater and Production Management, First Year. Ohio University: Hotel Berry (Andrew), Absentia (Clayton Harris). California State University Northridge: Blood Wedding (Ensemble), Fabulation, or the re-education of Undine (Guy/Doctor), In The Heights (Benny), Merry Wives of Windsor (Ensemble), Other: June 20tt (CSUN Student Film), Hometown Spirit (OU MFA Thesis), Squeezed (OU MFA Thesis), The Old One (OU MFA Thesis).
Austin Vega (Owen Jenkins)
BFA, Acting, Fourth Year. Ohio University: Blood at the Root (Ensemble). Additionally, Austin has produced and directed productions of Zoo Story and The Thanksgiving Play at Ohio University.
Sebastian Yobé-Bowen (Ensemble)
[he/him] BFA, Musical Theater, Third Year. Ohio University: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (Actor/Musician and Andrey/Bolkonsky U/S) Tantrum Theater