Alix Isom - Antigone

Alix is an actress, singer, dancer, musician based in Los Angeles, CA. She was born and raised in Yakima, WA. At the age of 2 1/2 her mother Michele put her in dance lessons and she has been dancing ever since. Her father Glen is a musician/writer/director and he instilled performing arts in her from a young age. In elementary school a regional theater asked her to audition for their production of Oklahoma for her dancing talent and she soon fell in love with musical theater. In high school she formed a band with three other class mates called Sweet Miss in which she sang and played lead guitar. They wrote and performed original music in Yakima and moved onto Seattle in college.
       Alix graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Drama in 2010. At the university Alix was involved in many theater and film productions as well as dance productions in and outside of the school. In the summer of 2010 she studied abroad in France and Scotland to learn experimental European acting techniques including Brecht, Kantor, and LeCoq.
      Since moving to LA in November of 2010 she has been working on a lot of great projects with a variety of roles including (but not limited to) a teen angst ridden cannibal, an interdimensional hipster and Steve Buscemi.

Blake Yelavich - Creon

Blake has appeared in over 60 shows (national touring, regional and community theater productions) including Gaston for Disney’s “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST," the Pharaoh in “JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING” and almost a full year of playing Danny Zuko eight times a week in “GREASE.” For the past 7 years, Blake has represented Caesars Entertainment Intl. as Caesar himself, appearing on stage, on television and in movies with Celine Dion, Cher, Bette Midler, Donny and Marie, Rod Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld, and the many other headliners for Caesars Palace. You can catch him giving away millions in cash on re-broadcasts of the World Poker Tour, as a guest judge for TV’s “Beauty & The Geek," or tasting cakes on The Food Network. Blake is also a professional photographer.  You can check out his work at http://www.phohawkphoto.com.

Interview with Blake Yelavich (playing Creon) is here...

Christina Jane Capehart - Eurydice+Chorus

Christina has been seen on the Tampa Bay stage for many years and is thrilled to be a part of EDM

Antigone. Favorite roles include, Alice Russell (Lizzie), Judas (Jesus Christ Superstar), The Witch (Into the Woods), and Adelaide (Guys and Dolls). When not on the stage, Christina works as a Director of PR for Eight O'Clock Theatre and as a dance instructor. All the love and thanks in the world to her parents and sister. 

Interview with Christina Capehart (playing Eurydice) is here...

 

Michael O'Connor - Tiresias+Chorus

Michael O'Connor is ready to rock out in Washington! He is very excited to reunite with his Post Playhouse colleagues for this electrifying production. Theatre has brought Mike all over the country. He's lived in a basement in Mt. Gretna, PA, traveled to 55 cities by bus on a national tour, and has even had the luck of being able to perform his own backyard of Long Island. A proud graduate of SUNY New Paltz (2014), Michael hit the ground running by moving to NYC and auditioning for every show he felt he was right for. Starting with some work in children's theatre!  Performing Horton the Elephant in, Seusical the Musical for the children of LIJ hospital is still one of his favorite experiences in theatre. He then brought his funny faces and booty shaking nationwide in Mel Brooks', The Producers!  Although, it wasn't until after his tour that he found himself in Nebraska, where he met his friends Don Fox and Dewayne Barrett. After a colonial experience with the John W. Engeman Theatre (1776; Igor Goldin), Michael reconnects with two of his favorite directors to bring this ancient tragedy back to life. Antigone is bringing Michael to the West Coast where he is planning on staying for at least a little bit, as he starts his next chapter in LA. He wants to thank his family first and foremost for their endless support in his adventures. They are the fuel that keeps me going and they show no signs of slowing down. Thank you for believing in me, and my funny faces and booty shaking. Love to love you.

Jazzy Sinkoff - Ismene+Chorus

Jazzy is ecstatic to be joining the cast of EDM Antigone.  She is a recent graduate of Marymount Manhattan College where she received a BA in Musical Theatre.  Some of her favorite credits include Clara (Marty), New Girl (Freak), and Shelly (Laugh Out Loud).  She is incredibly grateful for her supportive friends and family!  You can also check her out at www.jazzysinkoff.com

Interview with Jazzy Sinkoff (playing Ismene) is here...

Nick Waaland - Haemon + Chorus

Nick is thrilled to be a part of this brand new production! He hails from Southern California, and has been acting for 10 years. He has worked in theaters throughout the country including the Post Playhouse, Sierra Repertory Theatre, Young Theatre, McKinney theatre, and performed on national tours. Some of his favorite roles have been: Yukon Cornelious (Rudolph… Reindeer); Beast (Beauty and the Beast), Ernst Ludwig (Cabaret); and Ethan (Full Monty). Much love to my family! Thank you!!  Please visit Nick at www.nickwaaland.com

Interview with Nick Waaland (playing Haemon) is here... 

Don Fox - Producer/Designer

Don Fox holds an MFA from the University of Arizona and has produced and designed theatre performances that have toured all over the United States, Canada, and China.  He has served twice as designer and production manager for the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker and toured the fantastic opera houses of China with The Great American Dance Tour.  His designs can be seen at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas and at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City.  Fox is a resident lighting designer for the highly acclaimed Rogue Theatre and Artifact Dance Project companies in Tucson, Arizona.  He has twice designed Shakespeare in the Park at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens, designs productions for Florida State University, The City Opera Ballet Company of Bellevue, WA, and is the producer of the Hot August Nights series of productions at the Numerica Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee, WA - productions include The Rocky Horror Show, Bat Boy: The Musical, Cabaret, and Chicago.  Fox is also resident scenic and lighting designer for the historic Post Playhouse at Fort Robinson State Park where he designs scenery and lighting for five shows each summer that run in repertory rotation.   His designs for the Wenatchee School District have been nominated repeatedly by Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre for recognition in their high school theatre awards.

Interview with Don Fox (producer) is here...

Thomas Dewayne Barrett - Director/Choreographer

Dewayne is an accomplished actor, singer, dancer director/choreographer where his career has taken him all around the world. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, he began dancing at a very early age and danced with both the Georgia Ballet Company as well as the Atlanta Jazz Theatre. He then moved to NYC where he began even more training. As a performer he has performed all over the country in leading roles such as: Rum Tum Tugger in Cats, Bobby in A Chorus Line, Rooster in Annie, Pat Gilbert in State Fair, Riff in West Side Story and Don Lockwood in Singing in the Rain. Dewayne has directed/choreographed all over the world from cruise ships, regional theatre, national tours, dinner theatres, summer stock, high schools and theme parks.

Ken Phillips - Lighting Designer, Production Timeline Manager

Ken is currently a graduate student in lighting design at the University of Arizona, where he not only assisted in the design of two main stage shows this year, but also worked as the Projection Designer for the University’s production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Prior to this, he was working as a Freelance Stage Manager in LA. Recent LA credits included shows at Oddwing Productions, Lost Moon Radio, AMDA Conservatory College, and Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. He also has past directing work that’s premiered through educational programs at Live Theatre Workshop, Powerhouse Theater, The Hangar Theatre, and The Eugene O’Neill Center. In his spare time, Ken continually trains as an Actor Combatant in stage combat for film and theatre.

Ellie Boyles - Script Adaptation and Dramaturgy

Ellie Boyles is a Tucson native and aspiring artist. She recently graduated from the University of Arizona with a BFA in Theatre History & Dramaturgy. She led dramaturgy for Arizona Repertory Theatre’s productions of The Tempest, The Comedy of Errors, A Little Night Music, and Lend Me a Tenor. She has a passion for performance and her credits include Suki in Deelmayker with Invisible Theatre, as well as lead actress in the film Gun-Crossed Lovers: Carniceria. She loves directing and had the pleasure of assistant directing The Lady in the Looking Glass with The Rogue Theatre and boom with Winding Road Theatre Ensemble. She received the 2016 Creative Achievement Award from the UA College of Fine Arts and is ecstatic to be writing for such a talented and inspiring group of artists.

Heidi Hollis, B.A., M.A., Dip, ADPA - Script Consultant and EDM Antigone Study Guide Contributor

Heidi is a Mid-Atlantic American Brit -- born in the USA, now living near Bristol, England with her husband and twin daughters. She is a writer, script editor and theater director, moonlighting as a journalist and theatre critic. Heidi studied English and Philosophy at the University of Colorado; while there she was distracted from her studies by the theater department and the magnetic pull of a certain great 'bard', undertaking several projects with her mentor, classics director Murray Ross at Colorado's Theatreworks. Emigrating to Shakespeare's homeland, she went on to further study at Bristol University (founded the same year Colorado became a state, 1876), and holds a Diploma in Script Writing for Performance, as well as an Associate Diploma in teaching Performing Arts. Heidi wrote and directed Music of the Spheres, a British Association for Science theater education play about the lives of the scientist brother and sister duo Caroline and William Herschel. She has produced children's theater for many years, and overseen teams of teachers to educate children of all ages in the performing arts. Heidi loves nothing more than to get her teeth into a great story, refining, building and editing it, in order to produce something that communicates big ideas in beautiful ways. 

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