Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Cast
Brick (Eric McGowan)
Eric is a Medford, MA resident who has been undergoing temporary dissociative breaks from reality (also known as "acting") for over 25 years. Since graduating from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester (through which he also got his first professional acting role as Francis Flute in A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Eric has been in Boston area productions ranging from Shakespeare and other classics to new plays, working with the Hanover Theater, Apollinaire Theatre Co., Praxis Stage, Hub Theatre Co., and Anthem Theatre Co. Eric has also taken classes at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA as well as Stella Adler Studio in New York City. During the past year Eric has been lucky enough to work virtually with several companies, including Dunvegan Theatre Co. and Theatre To Go, as well as directing his own production of “A Christmas Carol” this past December. Eric happily looks forward to debuting (in person!) as Philip in Psych Drama’s production of “A Lion in Winter”.
Margaret (Wendy Lippe)
Wendy is excited to be taking on another role in a Tennessee Williams play. She was most recently heard as Eleanor of Aquitaine in The Lion in Winter which was a reprisal of her performance of the role with Roundabout Productions. Just prior to the pandemic, Wendy appeared as Ann in Albee’s At Home at the Zoo in Providence, RI. Other favorite roles include Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie, Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Goneril in King Lear, Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, Madame Ranevsky in The Cherry Orchard, and a female Hamlet in Hamlet which Wendy performed for three different Boston area theater companies. Wendy’s theater work has been featured and/or reviewed on WBUR, WCVB/Channel 5, in the Boston Globe, Edge Media Network, BU Today, New England Psychologist, Brookline Tab, Worcester Telegram, and Gazette, Motif Magazine, and other local newspapers and radio stations. To learn more, please visit: thepsychdramacompany.com
Big Daddy (David Lee Vincent)
David looks forward to rejoining a Psych Drama production, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as Big Daddy. Previously he was Jerry in Psych Drama's 2020 production, At Home at the Zoo. Vincent has worked on over 40 stage and screen productions in the last five years, including films Rocket Club, The Therapeutic Dose, and Hearts of New England. And plays The Servant of Two Masters, Bug, All’s Well That Ends Well, The Cherry Orchard (in Maine), and Much Ado About Nothing. Currently, he studies film with James DuMount. Vincent lives in Newburyport, MA, with his partner, Sandy, and Dee, hi German Wirehaired Pointer.
Big Mama (Linda Monchik)
Linda has been performing for the past 30 years in theatres throughout New England. Some of her favorite roles include leads in: August: Osage County, Glass Menagerie, Wit, Doubt , Steel Magnolias, The Beauty Queen of Linnane, Lost in Yonkers, and Hamlet in theatres from Boston to Providence and Cape Cod. She toured her one woman shows: Rose, The Belle of Amherst and Golda’s Balcony throughout New England and received Motif nominations for leads in Wit and Plaza Suite. Linda trained in theatre at Brown and Shakespeare & Co. and earned a Masters in Theatre from Emerson, am M.A.in Social Studies from Columbia and a B.A in History and Theatre from Smith. She was a speech professor at Bristol Community.
Mae (Lindsay McAuliffe)
Lindsay McAuliffe is excited to be making theater again in her debut with Psych Drama. Based in Somerville, MA, in 2020 she got a BA from Harvard in Theater, Dance & Media, where she played Lady Macbeth, Prospero (The Tempest; original musical adaption), Åsa Gynt (Peer Gynt), and in Antigone in Harvard Stadium. At College Light Opera she was in Brigadoon, Guys & Dolls, Beauty & the Beast, and The Merry Widow. Other roles include Timon (Timon of Athens), Henriette (The Learned Ladies) and in The All Night Strut. She has also directed or assistant-directed Après Opéra (Hangar Theater Lab), The Actor’s Nightmare (Walnut Hill), Kinky Boots (Hangar Theater), Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again (Hangar), The Danube (Harvard), and the world premiere of The Unicorn Girl (Hangar). She was a theater major at Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, MA (2015); has a diploma in Classical Acting and Shakespeare from LAMDA (2016); and was certified in Arts Management at Boston University in 2021.
Gooper (Mark Prokes)
Mark Prokes was heard in the role of Prince Geoffrey in Psych Drama's The Lion in Winter, a role he played alongside several of his cast members last year as well. He has been performing all over eastern Massachusetts for the past decade or so. Some of his favorite show's he's worked on include Spelling Bee, Never the Sinner, Avenue Q, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, The Laramie Project, You Can't Take it With You, Ghost Quartet, Young Frankenstein, Other Desert Cities, Sleep in Chains: Jekyll's Nightmare, The Winter's Tale, Dracula, and A Night at the Synagogue. He is also a director and producer, helped establish the MPAC+ Program in Milford, and has directed Assassins, Dracula: The Bloody Truth, and Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. He has a degree in Theatre Arts from Emmanuel College, and has recently been accepted into a Master's Program for Directing at DAMU in Prague. Thank you to everyone everyone who has supported him through this wild ride, but the journey isn't over!
Reverend Tooker, Doctor Baugh (Adam Elliott Rush)
Musician, composer, and voice-over artist Adam Elliott Rush is thrilled to be making his Psych Drama debut as a Reverend Tooker, Doctor Baugh, and other supporting characters. Adam is also contributing music to the production. Adam listens to the actors’ performances and plays along with them in order to best capture the emotions in the moment, while incorporating the audio cues of the script. Adam's music is featured in several games by Mjolnir Software. As part of Mjolnir Software, Adam continues experimenting and collaborating with musicians and audio people from many countries. Through his media development work, Adam began performing audiobook narration for a well known mystic, poet and author named John Sandbach. Shortly thereafter, he provided voice-over work for a scientific education company in Boston, and has performed a few online advertisements. Through his work with The Psych Drama Company, Adam continues his using passion for composing and collaborating.
Narrator (Larry Segel)
Larry Segel is a veteran of dozens of theatre productions, as an actor, director, lighting designer, producer, and many other jobs behind the scenes. He has directed dramas: The Cherry Orchard, Iphegenia in Aulis, Little Women, Our Town, and Under Milk Wood, as well as comedies: The Underpants, The Inspector General, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mornings At Seven, and Auntie Mame. Most recently, he directed the Psych Drama productions of The Lion in Winter, and Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo. Larry enjoys trying to figure out how people get to where they are emotionally, and finding the characters’ way through a show.