This Random World Cast
Megan Carr (Rhonda)
This is Megan's first time on a Cincinnati stage! Originally from Illinois, she acted in several shows during high school so it's exciting finally getting back into theater. She is so grateful she found a home with the cast and crew of This Random World and commends everyone for the hard work they've put into the show. She'd also like to thank her friends and family for their love and support. A special thank you goes out to her partner, Tyler, who was so encouraging throughout the entire process and played many characters to help her learn her lines. When she’s not on stage, Megan works in Surgery and Anesthesia at MedVet Animal Hospital. She hopes you enjoy the show and appreciate this beautiful story as much as she does!
Jay Gossett (Tim Ward)
Jay is happy to be back on stage again in this production of This Random World, his first adventure on stage since Covid struck the world. He is no stranger to collaboration with his wife, Laura Berkemeier, whom he has been working with since 2016. While oftentimes you can find him stage managing in productions such as Around the World in 80 Days and Star Spangled Girl, both at Mariemont Players; he also has acting credits such as his role in Suite Surrender (Beechmont Players). This is also Jay's second time working as a co-producer with his wife Laura… that can be challenging but also very rewarding. Jay wants to thank his lovely bride for all she does for him on and off the stage, in all aspects of life. Without her the sunrise would not be so sweet.
Candace Grissom (Bernadette)
Candace is delighted to be making her Cincinnati area theatrical debut as Bernadette in This Random World with the Mariemont Players. She has studied acting at the University of North Alabama, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and most recently with OTR Improv. Also a fiction writer and teacher of writing, Candace has been an Adjunct Instructor at Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati at Blue Ash since 2018.
Caitlin Ingram (Claire)
Caitlin joins the Mariemont stage for the first time having last been seen in How to Succeed... for Footlighters (Rosemary) and Oklahoma for Brieabi (Ado Annie). With degrees in theatre education from EKU and NYU, Caitlin has taught high school and college theatre at Villa Madonna and Xavier University respectively, prepared acting interns for classroom instruction at Cincy Shakes, and has stage managed for Beechmont and Village Players. Caitlin is currently a program director for Academic Learning Services, Inc., but during the pandemic shut down, she founded B-Side Players - an online theatre program for elementary students. Caitlin is thrilled to be performing live theatre once again!
Brieanne sheehan (Beth)
Brieanne still can’t believe she is doing a show! After the pandemic and having a baby, it was hard to believe stepping on a stage was in her future. She feels excited to be in this sanctuary of art. She would like to thank Laura, director of all things, for her dedication to making this show happen. Thank you Molly and Jay, your work is evident throughout every detail of this show. Most importantly, she would like to thank her wife, Leslie. My love letter to you is infinite. Rockler, my baby, sleep tight and be good to Mama at bedtime. I will be home soon. Brieanne also wants to thank her mother/omi…skies and stars.
Dan Maloney (Gary)
Dan is a longtime member of Mariemont Players, Inc. His MPI acting credits include All the Way, The Silver Whistle, Beau Jest, Bus Stop, Is Life Worth Living?, The Blue Moon Dancing, You Can’t Take It With You, The Foreigner and Laura. Dan’s MPI directing credits include 12 Angry Jurors, Who Am I This Time?, Beau Jest, DollHouse, The Outgoing Tide and Out of Sterno.