Red Velvet

By Lolita Chakrabarti

CAST

(In Order Of Appearance) 

ED WEBB (Casimir/Henry Forester) last appeared as O’Brien in the Stage Door production of George Orwell’s 1984. He serves on Gamut’s Education Council and teaches Political Science and International Studies at Dickinson College. He believes strongly in the power of theatre to wrestle with challenging ideas and tell stories that matter, so is delighted to be part of Red Velvet.    

ED WEBB (Casimir/Henry Forester) last appeared as O’Brien in the Stage Door production of George Orwell’s 1984. He serves on Gamut’s Education Council and teaches Political Science and International Studies at Dickinson College. He believes strongly in the power of theatre to wrestle with challenging ideas and tell stories that matter, so is delighted to be part of Red Velvet.

 

 

ANTHONY GOLDEN (Ira Aldridge) Originally from Orlando Fl, Anthony Golden Jr. is honored to be making his debut on The Gamut Theatre stage. He graduated from Boston University with BFA in Acting. Last year Golden was honored to tour with The National Players where he played his favorite role Tom Robinson in To Kill A Mockingbird. Other roles include Duke Senior in As You Like It, Alonso in The Tempest. He also played The Lion in The Wiz which Performed in Scotland. He is thankful for this opportunity and would like To thank God, his family and, cast for their love and support.  

ANTHONY GOLDEN (Ira Aldridge) Originally from Orlando Fl, Anthony Golden Jr. is honored to be making his debut on The Gamut Theatre stage. He graduated from Boston University with BFA in Acting. Last year Golden was honored to tour with The National Players where he played his favorite role Tom Robinson in To Kill A Mockingbird. Other roles include Duke Senior in As You Like It, Alonso in The Tempest. He also played The Lion in The Wiz which Performed in Scotland. He is thankful for this opportunity and would like To thank God, his family and, cast for their love and support.

 

JEFFREY RENSCH(Terence/Bernard Ward) is delighted to be working with an amazing director, cast and crew for this remarkable and important production. Jeffrey’s stage experience ranges from classical to contemporary including; Twelfth Night, Troilus and Cressida, Antony and Cleopatra, A Christmas Story, Coriolanus, The Dresser, Measure for Measure and Death of a Salesman. He has appeared in TV commercials, art house creations and corporate training videos. Many thanks to all supporters and patrons of the arts!  

JEFFREY RENSCH(Terence/Bernard Ward) is delighted to be working with an amazing director, cast and crew for this remarkable and important production. Jeffrey’s stage experience ranges from classical to contemporary including; Twelfth Night, Troilus and Cressida, Antony and Cleopatra, A Christmas Story, Coriolanus, The Dresser, Measure for Measure and Death of a Salesman. He has appeared in TV commercials, art house creations and corporate training videos. Many thanks to all supporters and patrons of the arts!

 

ANDREW NYBERG(Charles Kean/Scenic Designer)recently joined Gamut as a Core Company member and Technical Director. Originally from St. Paul, MN, he graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, IA with a BFA in Musical Theatre along with a heavy emphasis in Tech/Design. Over the years, Andrew has worked professionally both on and offstage at the Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, Tent Theatre, and the Little Theatre at Broadleaf School of English. Some of his favorite roles over the years include Alfie in A Man of No Importance, Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar, Aldo Scalicki in Italian American Reconciliation, and Amos in Chicago.

ERIN SHELLENBERGER (Maragret Aldridge) is a sophomore Theatre Major here at Messiah College. This will be her first time acting on the Gamut Stage. Previous shows include Peter, Hook, and The Darlings at Open Stage of Harrisburg, and Summer Brave and Finding Gravity at Messiah College. She would like to thank her family and friends for their ongoing love, encouragement, and grace.

ERIN SHELLENBERGER (Maragret Aldridge) is a sophomore Theatre Major here at Messiah College. This will be her first time acting on the Gamut Stage. Previous shows include Peter, Hook, and The Darlings at Open Stage of Harrisburg, and Summer Brave and Finding Gravity at Messiah College. She would like to thank her family and friends for their ongoing love, encouragement, and grace.

GABRIELLA DECARLI (Halina Wozniak/Betty Lovell) is thrilled to be a part of this production that tells such an inspiring story. Gabriella is a graduate of Seton Hill University and holds her BFA in Musical Theatre. Favorite acting credits include Luciana in The Comedy of Errors, Amy March in Little Women The Musical, and Little Sally in Urinetown: The Musical. Gabriella is so thankful to be a part of such an extraordinary theatre company that allows her to do what she loves every single day. Endless thanks to her family and friends for their continuous love and support!

GABRIELLA DECARLI (Halina Wozniak/Betty Lovell) is thrilled to be a part of this production that tells such an inspiring story. Gabriella is a graduate of Seton Hill University and holds her BFA in Musical Theatre. Favorite acting credits include Luciana in The Comedy of Errors, Amy March in Little Women The Musical, and Little Sally in Urinetown: The Musical. Gabriella is so thankful to be a part of such an extraordinary theatre company that allows her to do what she loves every single day. Endless thanks to her family and friends for their continuous love and support!

SHARIA BENN(Connie) a Baltimore native, has appeared in locally in Gamut’s-To Kill A Mockingbird (Calpurnia); Open Stage of Harrisburg’s Peter, Hook, and the Darlings (Tinkerbell), A Raisin In The Sun (Mama), Fences(Rose), A Christmas Memory (Anna), Joe Turner’s Come And Gone (Bertha), MA Rainey’s Black Bottom (M Rainey), The Piano Lesson (Bernice), Crowns(Mrs. Muller), Doubt (Mrs. Muller); and in the films Reunion and Easy Hustle (Fordham Films). Her favorite role- wife and mother.  

SHARIA BENN(Connie) a Baltimore native, has appeared in locally in Gamut’s-To Kill A Mockingbird (Calpurnia); Open Stage of Harrisburg’s Peter, Hook, and the Darlings (Tinkerbell), A Raisin In The Sun (Mama), Fences(Rose), A Christmas Memory (Anna), Joe Turner’s Come And Gone (Bertha), MA Rainey’s Black Bottom (M Rainey), The Piano Lesson (Bernice), Crowns(Mrs. Muller), Doubt (Mrs. Muller); and in the films Reunion and Easy Hustle (Fordham Films). Her favorite role- wife and mother.

 

MICHELLE KAY SMITH (Ellen Tree) most recently seen as Olivia in Twelfth Night, has performed with theatres across the US including the Carolina Actors Studio Theatre, Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre, and The Players Theatre (Off-Broadway). Favorite past credits include: Lady Capulet in Romeo & Juliet, 1st Witch in Macbeth, and Adult Woman in Spring Awakening. Michelle received her BA in Acting from James Madison University. She is grateful to work with the talented, inspiring, and truly remarkable people Gamut attracts and thanks them for their contagious dedication!

MICHELLE KAY SMITH (Ellen Tree) most recently seen as Olivia in Twelfth Night, has performed with theatres across the US including the Carolina Actors Studio Theatre, Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre, and The Players Theatre (Off-Broadway). Favorite past credits include: Lady Capulet in Romeo & Juliet, 1st Witch in Macbeth, and Adult Woman in Spring Awakening. Michelle received her BA in Acting from James Madison University. She is grateful to work with the talented, inspiring, and truly remarkable people Gamut attracts and thanks them for their contagious dedication!

DAVID RAMONZAYAS (Pierre Laporte) is honored to return to Gamut Theatre for Red Velvet and perform on the Select Medical Mainstage. Originally from Michigan, David has played with Open Stage of Harrisburg (Bill W. and Doctor Bob, Court Street Cabaret, The Normal Heart), Theatre Harrisburg (Sweeney Todd), and was a core company actor with Gamut from 2009 - 2013, during which time he was featured in dozens of shows; some of his favorites including Vincent, Bunny Bunny, A Year With Frog and Toad, Hamlet, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Richard III. David has also adapted several scripts for theGamut stage, including POE: Much of Madness, Beowulf, and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. He’s got a husband and two cats and likes to play Skyrim.

DAVID RAMONZAYAS (Pierre Laporte) is honored to return to Gamut Theatre for Red Velvet and perform on the Select Medical Mainstage. Originally from Michigan, David has played with Open Stage of Harrisburg (Bill W. and Doctor Bob, Court Street Cabaret, The Normal Heart), Theatre Harrisburg (Sweeney Todd), and was a core company actor with Gamut from 2009 - 2013, during which time he was featured in dozens of shows; some of his favorites including Vincent, Bunny Bunny, A Year With Frog and Toad, Hamlet, As You Like It, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Richard III. David has also adapted several scripts for theGamut stage, including POE: Much of Madness, Beowulf, and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. He’s got a husband and two cats and likes to play Skyrim.