Meet The cast and CREW:
NATE MILLER (Stephen Bellamy) is thrilled to be part of Farragut North, his very first show at Ensemble Theatre. Regional Credits include: Bad Jews at Actor’s Summit, The Mousetrap at The Cassidy Theatre, Airwaves, October in the Chair, and Orphan Kiss(LEFT) at Cleveland Public Theatre, A Streetcar named Desire, and Three Sisters at Mamai Theatre Company, Loki & Lucy at Talespinner Children’s Theatre, and 4,000 Miles at Weathervane Playhouse. Nate is a proud graduate of Cleveland State University’s Department of Theatre & Dance where he was a directing scholarship recipient. Special thanks to Kyle and Ensemble Theatre for the opportunity.
OLIVIA SCICOLONE (Molly) Olivia Scicolone is pleased to be making her Ensemble debut. Olivia recently graduated with a BA in Theater Studies from Yale; she performed extensively at school in roles ranging from Desdemona in Othello to Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd. She directed a bit, too. Olivia and her friends had a great time doing a site-specific production of Miss Julie, and she co-founded "Moonshine and Lion," a theater troupe committed to performing high-quality staged readings of lesser known works. She also likes to study poetry and history, and she has a great knack for making up nicknames.
CHRIS BIZUB (Paul) Chris is honored to be acting in his 5th production at Ensemble Theatre. You may remember him as Lemory in Run Kingsbury Run, Hugo in The Iceman Cometh, or the Gmork in The Neverending Story. A Brooklyn resident, Chris currently works at Caruso’s Coffee as a delivery driver and Rubber City Shakespeare Company as Marketing Manager. He is also currently working to complete his Masters degree in Arts Administration at the University of Akron. His recent acting credits include Richard III in Richard III and John Worthing in The Importance of Being Earnest at Rubber City Shakespeare Company, Tito Merelli in Lend me a Tenor at Strongsville Community Theater, and Uncle Louie in Lost in Yonkers at Clague Playhouse. When he’s not acting, Chris’ also directs, some of his recent productions include: As You Like It at Rubber City Shakespeare Company, Wait Until Dark at Broadview Heights Spotlights Community Theatre, and No Sex Please, We’re British at Huntington Playhouse.
ANDREW KELLER (Ben) Andrew is very excited to be making my debut at Ensemble Theatre. Most recent credits include in Reverend Moore in Footloose at The Huron Playhouse, and the Narrator in Into the Woods at the Village Players in his native Toledo. He is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University, where he studied acting and directing. Credits there include: George in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Gordon Lowther in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, and Freddie in Noises Off. Thanks to Kyle and Ensemble Theatre for this great opportunity!
ASHLEY BOSSARD (Ida) is so happy to be back with her Ensemble family and can't wait for everyone to watch this show unfold before them! Some of her favorite roles include being in the ensemble for Godspell at Cain Park, Suzette in Don't Dress for Dinner at Weathervane Playhouse and most recently playing Rose in a new film coming out, The Devils Toy Box. As always she gives thanks to her loving and supportive family and boyfriend. Mom, thanks for sharing your car with me! Love you all.
IAN HINZ (Tom) is a graduate of the Ohio University School of Theatre holding a B.A. with an emphasis in playwriting. He has studied under Charles Smith, David McClendon, Robert Winters and Vince Cardinal. Ian’s most recent directing credits for Ensemble include Anna Christie, The Great Gatsby, The Iceman Cometh, The Colorado Catechism, Waiting for Lefty, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, & Miracle and Wonder. He has designed projections for Wating for Lefty, Lower Ninth, Song for Coretta, The Normal Heart, The Gospel According to James, Animals out of Paper, Prelude To A Kiss, Beyond the Hoizon, Voodoo Macbeth, The Great Gatsby, & Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo at Ensemble as well as Pitmen Painters, 33 Variations, Carrie, and Young Frankenstein at Beck Center. He most recently graced the stage as Musil in the CNPF 2015 Production of Run Kingsbury Run. He would like to thank his family and friends for their love. He is the newest Artistic Director for Cain Park in Cleveland Heights, as well as Facilities Coordinator and Stage Production Specialist for the Cleveland State University School of Music. For his family.
TIM YOUNG (Frank/Waiter) was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He is excited to be back at Ensemble having recently played various roles The Neverending Story, The Great Gatsby and one of the Murderers in Voodoo Macbeth. He also assisted as costumed and interactinve crew for Ensemble's critically acclaimed Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. After graduating high school, Tim attended Cuyahoga Community College, where he studied political science and xray technology, but his passion always was in the theatre. After attending the Broadway musical "Memphis" Timothy decided he would pursue a career in acting . He has had mutiple roles on the television show "Crime Stoppers Case Files" and recently had a guess appearance in the Web series "The Cardinal". He was also featured in the recent Lebron James McDonald's commercial filmed in Cleveland. By age 25 Timothy would like to be a working actor in California.
KYLE HUFF (Director) is an actor and director who recently moved into the area. He is a recent graduate from Hiram College, getting his BA in Dramatic Arts, and is excited to be working with such a talented group of people. His past productions include Ensemble Theatre’s Anna Christie (Longshoreman), The Great Gatsby (Mr. McKee), and The Iceman Cometh as Moran; Cleveland Shakespeare Festival’s Proteus in Two Gentlemen of Verona and Lucius in Measure for Measure and the last production he directed was Doubt by John Patrick Shanley at Hiram College.
EVA NEL BRETTRAGER (Stage Manager) - This is Eva's first time working at Ensemble theatre, and she is absolutely delighted. Previously she has SM/ASMed at Tri-C West Theatre for such productions as Three Generations of Imbeciles, Twelfth Night, and Gruesome Playground Injuries. In the summer she is an instructor and Stage Manager for the Tri-C West Performing Arts camps which cater to middle and high school students. It is one of the most rewarding opportunities she has had to date. Other Stage Management credits include work at CVLT and TrueNorth. When she isn't at one of these places she can be (not) seen working in various facets at the Breen Center for the Performing Arts as a resident theater technician. She would like to thank James Rankin for all of his love, loyalty, and unending support.