Death of a Salesman Creative

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Patrick Michael Kelly
Patrick Michael Kelly (Director, Sound Design) is a theatre artist born, raised, and currently based in Columbia. Patrick trained at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, the University of South Carolina, several theatres in Chicago, and NYU Grad Acting, from which he holds an MFA in Acting. Recent directing credits include Hand to God, Boy About Ten, Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, and A Streetcar Named Desire, all for Trustus Theatre. Previous Workshop Theatre experience is acting in Some Girl(s) and The Little Foxes and choreographing fights for several recent productions. Patrick is an instructor of acting at the University of South Carolina, a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, and, most importantly, Helena’s dad.
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Jeni McCaughan
Jeni McCaughan (Producer) has been actively volunteering at Workshop for the last fourteen years. By day, she works as the Executive Director of Workshop Theatre. Some of Jeni’s favorite shows that she has produced and been the props mistress for are Caroline, or Change, Disney Camp Rock, The Color Purple, The Wedding Singer, and Kinky Boots. Jeni would like to thank Patrick for his hard work and dedication to this show. She wants to thank this amazing cast, crew, and production team for sharing their time and incredible talents with us. As always, a big thank you and lots of love to her very patient and talented husband, Dean. Jeni would like to dedicate her work on this show to her mom, Carolyn, and her brother, Chris. They are truly the best salespeople she has ever known, and she admires their dedication to their careers, but more importantly to their families.
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Patrick Faulds
Set and Lighting Designer
Patrick Faulds (Set Design, Lighting Design) has been a part of Columbia College’s Cottingham Theatre staff since 1987, and is currently the artistic technical director. Both an actor and designer, the New York native graduated from Morrisville College in New York with a degree in broadcast journalism. First appearing as a stunt performer in water ski shows nearly 50 years ago, he continued as an actor, magician, comedian, musician, and professional storyteller with hundreds of stage and television credits. Currently a professional Santa Claus, Patrick has appeared for network and local television, as well as radio, stage, and commercial print work. As a designer for lighting, scenery, and special effects, he has hundreds of shows to his credits, including 25+ with Workshop Theatre. He has provided scenic and lighting designs for Academy Award winning director Delbert Mann and Tony and Grammy award winner Jennifer Holliday. He has been with the theatre faculty for the Tri District Arts Consortium since 1989 and has worked with two Verner Award winning programs for arts in education.
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Andie Nicks
Costume Designer
Andie Nicks (Costume Designer) is a Columbia native. She has a BA in fine arts from the University of South Carolina-Aiken (USCA) and her MFA in costume design from Southern Illinois University (SIU). She is a licensed Cosmetologist after studying at Paul Mitchell the school Columbia. She co-owns an Etsy store, Theodocia Originals, with her mother selling handmade jewelry and home décor. Most recently she designed costumes for Workshop’s 2022 Kinky Boots, The Wedding Singer, God of Carnage, and The Color Purple and Trustus’ 2021 Intimate Apparel and 2022 Dance Nation, First Date, and True Crime Rep. Previous design experience includes Children of Eden (SIU), Pinkalicious (McLeod Summer Playhouse), Junie B. Jones (CFRTeens) and Murder for Two (Cape Fear Regional Theatre). She would like to thank her family and friends, Workshop Theatre, Jeni, and the entire cast and crew for the unwavering trust and support.
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Sophie Lagare
Stage Manager
Sophie Legare (Stage Manager) is working with Workshop Theatre for the first time, and she has thoroughly enjoyed the experience! She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in Theatre. She focused her studies primarily on costuming and is an accomplished seamstress. Sophie works full time at the university while also taking classes towards a Master’s degree. During her free time, she likes to learn to play a variety of musical instruments and spend time with her cats, Morticia, Gomez, and Fester. She would like to thank Jeni and Patrick for this opportunity as well as the cast and crew who have been a pleasure to work with.
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Amy Husmann
Assistant to the Director
Amy Husmann (Assistant to the Director) is thrilled to be returning to the theater after a long hiatus. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s in Theater Arts from San Francisco State University, California, and has worked both on and off stage in a number of community theater productions. After living in over half a dozen states, she and her family are now happy to now call Columbia home.
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KJ Smalls
KJ Smalls (Crew) is a theater enthusiast. He’s always loved the arts and does his best to give back whenever he can. He does most of his work with The Mothers improv comedy group at Trustus. But they asked him to help out at Workshop and he just might stay a while. So if you see him around more, don’t be surprised.
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Dawn Bronson
Sound Board Operator
Dawn Bronson (Sound Board Operator) was born in San Diego, CA. and grew up in a very musically and theatrically inclined family. She started singing in chorus in the fifth grade and continued through high school. She studied voice at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA, and drama and telecommunications at Grossmont College. Dawn worked two years as a sound engineer for several local bands in San Diego. She stayed active in singing and won a karaoke contest which resulted in an album. Dawn currently lives in South Carolina and enjoys volunteering with the theatre.
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Leslie Davis
(Light Board Operator
Leslie Davis (Light Board Operator) was born and raised here in Columbia. She is a mother of a 16-year-old and has a twin sister who lives in Charlotte. Her day job is as a paralegal with a defense law firm. During her younger days, she lived in Asheville for six years and while there volunteered for the Asheville Community Theater. She worked everything from props, set design, lighting, sound and even had a few minor roles on stage. Her passion is behind the scenes and what you don’t see. She loves seeing a project come together. Leslie took a long hiatus from the theater and now finds herself returning to what she feels enlightens her spirit. She appreciates this atmosphere so much and hopes to help entertain many audiences and create smiles many more times.

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