A Christmas Carol Cast
Clara Marsh (Belle)
Clara proudly hails from Houston, Texas. She is delighted to be making her Twin Cities debut with Wayward Theatre Co. Her other credits include- Rec Room: Woyzeck, My So Called Mondays; Main Street Theater: The Last Wife, Wolf Hall, The Coast of Utopia: Salvage; Playhouse 1960: The Children’s Hour; Globe Education: Julius Caesar; UMN/Guthrie: The Oresteia, Circle Mirror Transformation, Love’s Labour’s Lost; HITS Theatre (Assistant Stage Manager) Crazy for You. Education: B.F.A., The University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program, HSPVA.
Fletcher Bryduck (Child Scrooge)
Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story, is Fletcher’s 2nd major theatre production. He enjoys Charles Dickens and was one of “Fagen’s Boys- Captain” in Oliver! earlier this year. He is 12 years old, loves learning and is a Euro-fanatic! He plays the viola in his school orchestra and likes to ice skate and sail. He also likes going on bike rides and walks with his mom.
Lucas Gerstner (Cratchit)
Lucas Gerstner is very excited to be back with Wayward Theater, back at the James J Hill house, and for in-person theater. He has previously worked with Wayward on Tartuffe, Macbeth, and The Weir. He has also appeared with Classical Actors Ensemble, Theater in the Round, and Shakespeare and Company among others. He graduated with a BA in Theater Performance from Macalester College
Joshua McCauley (Cratchit)
Josh is pleased to be making his Wayward Theatre debut. He is a lifelong actor and vocalist with professional credits in Illinois and Minnesota. Some recent favorite credits include originating the role of Ves Corbin in the world premier of Pyrates: Lost Legend (Theatre Coup d'Etat), Ernie in It's A Wonderful Life (Zephyr Theatre), and Frank Cioffi in Curtains (Actors Inc.).
Luke Aaron Davidson (Cratchit)
Luke is a Twin Cities-based performance artist with experience in acting, directing, and writing. Most recent productions include Robin Hood with Sidekick Theatre, HAIR BALL! The Bigfoot Musical with Open Eye Theatre, and The Play That Goes Wrong at the Old Log Theatre. Luke attended Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY where he received his BFA in Musical Theatre. Luke also plays piano in his spare time and has worked as a music director for some shows, as well as written some of his own music.
Sarah Furniss (Emma)
Sarah dances, sings, writes, and acts. But she can't draw worth a damn so unfortunately won't be sketching your portrait.
Boo Segersin (Ensemble)
Boo Segersin is a performer who has been working in and around the Twin Cities since the age of 6. She has worked with many wonderful companies including Theatre Pro Rata, Transatlantic Love Affair, The Winding Sheet Outfit, Nimbus Theater, Stages Theatre Company, Theatre Unbound, Collective Unconscious, Fearless Comedy Productions, Impossible Salt, Really Spicy Opera, Swandive Theatre, Six Elements Theatre, Ghoulish Delights, Sod House Theater, Cross Community Players, Lyric Arts, Children's Theatre Company, History Theatre, and the Minnesota Opera. Boo graduated from Augsburg College with a B.A in Theater Arts. She enjoys cats. So many cats.
Morgan Mulford (Ensemble)
Morgan is excited to perform in her first production with Wayward Theatre. She recently performed in Love’s Labour’s Lost with BARd Shakes, Mendelssohn’s Midsummer with Zephyr Theatre, and Death of a Salesman with Lakeshore Players Theatre.
Catherine Hansen (Ensemble)
Catherine Hansen is a performer, writer, and producer in the Twin Cities. She recently played Una in We Are the Sea with Out of the Mist Celtic Theatre for the Minnesota Fringe Festival, and acted in Ted’s Talk with Catacomb Collective for the Twin Cities Horror Festival. She is excited to be performing in the James J Hill House once again, after playing Eleanor in The Haunting of House with TheatreX in 2018, and to work with Wayward Theatre for the first time!
Sylvia Michels (Ensemble)
Sylvia Michels grew up an hour north of the twin cities, and earned her BA in Theatre from Gustavus Adolphus College. Some of her favorite productions have been: It's A Wonderful Life: A Radio Play, More Light, Not I, Angels In America: Part 1 Millennium Approaches, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. This is Sylvia's first time performing with Wayward Theatre Company, and she is overjoyed to be working with these awesomely talented and fun professionals.
Abigail Walker (Fanny)
Abigail Marie is thrilled to be working with Wayward Theatre Company for the holiday season! Her recent credits include Shondaland and Netflix’s The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience, She Sings Me Home at The Kennedy Center, Alison in Fun Home, and Dave in Ghost Quartet. Abigail received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from North Dakota State University. Instagram: abigailmarwalker
Tim Perfect (Fezziwig/Father)
Tim Perfect (Father, Fezziwig) is thrilled to be back with Wayward for his third production at the James J. Hill House, having previously appeared in Hamlet in 2018 and Macbeth in 2019. You may have also seen Tim during the summer at Shakespeare & Company in White Bear Lake where he has acted and directed for over 20 seasons since 1989. He would like to express his love and gratitude to his mother and father, his children, and his wonderful partner, Ashley. Tá mo chroí istigh ionat.
Grant Henderson (Fred)
Grant is thrilled to be rejoining Wayward Theatre Co in Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story as Fred. He has been a freelance actor in the Twin Cities since 2004. He was last seen in Wayward’s 2019 production of Macbeth. Grant has also been seen in shows with Gremlin Theatre, Theatre Pro Rata, Frank Theatre, Artistry, Theater in the Round, Paul Bunyan Playhouse, Tedious Brief Productions, Starting Gate Productions, and The Pioneer Place Theatre Co.
Michael Quadrozzi (Fred)
Michael is delighted to perform again with Wayward Theatre at the JJ Hill House after 2018’s Hamlet. He is a company member at Theatre Pro Rata (Isaac’s Eye, Orlando), and has performed locally with Yellow Tree Theatre (Another Miracle on Christmas Lake), Zephyr Theatre (School of Rock, Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, Much Ado about Nothing, The Comedy of Errors, It’s A Wonderful Life, A Streetcar Named Desire, Witness for the Prosecution), Paul Bunyan Playhouse (Dr. Watson in Baskerville, Hairspray), Wonderlust Productions, Fortune’s Fool Theatre, the National Theatre for Children, and others. A full-time freelance actor, he lives in Minneapolis.
Felipe Escudero (Ghost of Future / Fred)
Felipe is excited to be making his Wayward debut! A graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato, his favorite roles while attending were: Macduff(Macbeth), Dr. Rank(A Doll House) and Jonathan Brewster(Arsenic and Old Lace). He would like to thank his partner, Sam, for inspiring him to audition again! And a huge thank you for his Mom, Sonja, who has supported him every step of the way!
Gabriella Abbott (Gentle Person)
Gabriella Abbott is a Twin Cities actor, singer, playwright, and tea drinker. This is her debut production with Wayward Theatre! Recent roles include Emma in Miss Woodhouse Presents (Aethem Theatre), Lois in Breaking Up is Hard to Do (Sidekick Theatre) and Phyllis in Flora and Ulysses (Lyric Arts). She is also part of Hidden Falls, an original high-fantasy TV show premiering in 2023. Other credits include Artistry, Theatre in the Round, The Skyline Collective, and Bad Mime Productions. Gabriella holds a BA in Theatre from the University of Northwestern-St. Paul. Luke 24:37 :)
Daniel Vopava (Ghost of Past)
Danny Kristian Vopava (Ghost of Christmas Past) is an actor, writer, and trivia host from Saint Paul. This is his first show with Wayward Theatre. Earlier this year, he played the Aviator in The Little Prince at Theatre in the Round. Other recent credits include Classical Actors Ensemble (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Measure for Measure, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Women Beware Women, and over a dozen others), Theatre in the Round (The Government Inspector, Richard III), Sheep Theatre (Good Boy and the Kid), and Mosaic Productions (The Voysey Inheritance).
Kymani Kahlil (Ghost of Present)
Kymani Kahlil (She/Her/They) Twin-Cities based generative theater artist, singer, dancer and musician. She continues to evolve as a generative artist through her work with Regional Twin Cities Theaters, as well as public schools and programs for young artists, as a director, music director, composer, and choreographer and thrilled to be in her first staged production with Wayward Theater. Kymani believes the Performing Arts are essential to building community, not only as entertainment, but because of its power to engage audiences in social discourse and elevate new and uncommon narratives that can be informative, cathartic and community building.
Dan Britt (Husband/Gravedigger)
Dan Britt is an actor and voiceover artist based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He has performed on stage with a number of twin cities organizations, including Lyric Arts, Lakeshore Players, Webb Improv, The BAND Group, Expressions Community Theater, Lex-Ham Community Theatre, Eagan Summer Community Theatre, and Fearless Comedy Productions. A Christmas Carol is his favorite holiday story, and he is a big fan of nearly all media versions and adaptations. He hopes you enjoy the show, recognize its relevance in the world of today, and immerse yourself in the history of the space it is being performed in.
Jon Stentz (Joe)
This is Jon Stentz’s first production with Wayward Theatre Company and he is thrilled to be a part of this unique production. Jon has appeared in various shows around the Twin Cities. His recent shows include Love from a Stranger with 4CT, A Doll’s House with Front Porch Players, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol with Theatre X, and Where the River Becomes Sea with Nimbus Theatre. Jon would like to thank his family for their continued support of this odd form of therapy known as theatre.
Raul Arambula (Marley)
Raúl is excited to be performing for the first time with Wayward Theatre. His selected work includes: Lyric Arts: It’s a Wonderful Life (George Bailey), The Mousetrap (Paravicini); Theatre Coup d’Etat: Et tu, Brute?(Brutus); The Frey Theatre: Romeo and Juliet (Romeo); The Zephyr Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing (Claudio), As You Like It (Silvius); Aethem Theatre: Miss Woodhouse Presents (Mr. Knightley); The Northfield Arts Guild Theatre: The Lion in Winter (Geoffrey); Tec of Monterrey: Biloxi Blues (Sgt. Toomey), An Enemy of the People (Dr. Stockmann); SOAR Regional Arts: The Diary of Anne Frank (Peter van Daan).
Katlyn Aubitz (Martha)
Katlyn Aubitz is an actor with Interact Center for the Visual & Performing Arts and has performed in the productions: Feast of Fools, Hot Funky Butt Jazz, and Hot Dog Daze. In addition, she is a model and has appeared in several runway shows, print ads, and on TV. She was the Minnesota Miss Amazing Queen in 2016, and in her spare time, she likes to write. She is incredibly proud of her children's books, I am Princess Katlyn, and her newest venture, My Friends the Penguins Series.
Katie Kaufmann (Mrs. Cratchit)
Katie is a physical theater artist trained in ensemble creation, commedia dell’arte, corporeal mime, clown, melodrama, and mask performance. She also has significant experience in Shakespeare and contemporary theatre. Katie has been performing on Twin Cities stages for the past 21 years. She last performed with Wayward in Hamlet in 2018 and is excited to play with these folks again and perform in the beautiful Hill House. She is a recipient to a 2017 Artist Initiative grant for her play Keeper of the Light, about the first official woman lighthouse keeper and her own journey becoming a new parent. Katie also works as a puppeteer and a pain recovery coach. She lives in South Minneapolis with her husband, 12-year-old daughter, and 5-year-old husky/shepard mix, Freyja.
Eva Gemlo (Penny)
Eva is a Twin Cities actor crawling phoenix-like from the ashes of 2020, and thrilled to be back. She was most recently seen as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at Stillwater Zephyr Theatre and Mary Bailey in It’s A Wonderful Life at Lyric Arts. Some favorite past roles include Rosalind in As You Like It (Stillwater Zephyr Theatre), Ada Lovelace in Ada and the Engine (DalekoArts), Molly in Peter and the Starcatcher (DalekoArts), Ishmael in Moby Dick (Theatre Coup d’Etat), and Judith Shakespeare in Equivocation (Walking Shadow Theatre Company). Eva is also a freelance intimacy choreographer.
Wini Froelich (Official)
Wini Froelich is making her debut with Wayward Theater with this creative Christmas Carol project. As a 19 year employee of the MN Historical Society at Mill City Museum and a graduate of Dell arte' School of Physical Theater she delighted to be part of bringing theater to unique an found spaces. Wini has mainly performed in the Twin Cities with The Mystery Cafe playing such roles recently as Tiffany Shamwow in Hollywood's Most Wanted, Ava the gardener in Across a Crowded Zoom and coming up in February Ms. Belleweather in Alma Murder. She has also worked with the fantastic Freshwater Theater in last spring's Bucket List of Booze Club.
Lolly Foy (Scrooge)
This production marks Lolly’s debut with Wayward Theatre Company. Originally from TX, raised in NC, she has been delighted to call MN home, on and off, for almost 35 years. Lolly considers herself an all-around theater maker-directing, teaching, costuming, even working as a union stage hand-but first and foremost is her passion for performing. Her career has seen her playing everything from the grandness of regional theaters to the intimacy of house concerts, including extensive work with interactive theatre (like this production!) Local audiences will have seen her at The Guthrie, Mixed Blood Theatre, Classical Actors Ensemble, Theater Latte Da, Artistry, Lyric Arts, Children’s Theatre and for eight years as Queen Margaret at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. Lolly holds a BFA from UNC Greensboro, and an MFA from MSU Mankato, and has trained with the Actors Workout at The Guthrie, Shakespeare & Co, in Lenox, MA, and the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta.
Leif Jurgensen (Scrooge)
Leif Jurgensen has been an actor and a teaching artist in the Twin Cites for over 30 years. Locally, he has performed with Children’s Theatre Company, Frank Theatre, Wayward Theater, Ten Thousand Things, Interact Theater, Classical Actors Ensemble, Exposed Brick Theatre, Red Bird Theatre, Collective Unconscious Performance, and 15 Head.
Edwin Strout (Scrooge)
This marks Edwin’s 5th production with Wayward, and the 3rd at James J Hill house, and he couldn’t be happier. In the 31 years that he has been performing in the Twin Cities, he has worked with over 48 different theater companies in over 100 roles. Most recently, he has performed as Lord Montjoy in “Michael Bay’s Bridgerton VII” at MN Fringe Festival; Charlie in “On Golden Pond” at Paul Bunyan Playhouse; Lord Montague in “Romeo and Juliet” at Zephyr Theatre; The Mayor in “Not In Our Neighborhood” at History Theatre; and Scheffler in “The Ugly One” for Walking Shadow Theatre.
Sidney Bryduck (Tiny Tim)
Christmas Carol- A Ghost Story, is Sidney’s 2nd major theatre production. He enjoys Charles Dickens and his favorite stories are Oliver Twist and Great Expectations. Earlier this year Sidney played one of “Fagen’s Boys” in Oliver! with Faith Community Theatre in Minnetonka. He is 9 years old and loves school and doing homework. The highlight of his year was meeting Hugh Jackman this summer when he saw him on Broadway in the Music Man. He loves his dog, Kona, science, mythology, and reading.
Jake Griffith (Young Scrooge)
This is Jake’s first show with Wayward, and he is so happy to be here. Jake is a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota / Guthrie Theater BFA Acting program. He’s most recently been seen in “School for Lies” at the Guthrie’s Dowling Studio and in the award winning “Orzel Rising” at the Minnesota Fringe Festival. When not doing theatre, Jake finds joy in playing cello, rock climbing, and listening to the Harry Potter audiobooks