Abraham McNeil Adams (Jason) - Abraham is honored to be making his Ensemble Theatre debut. A newcomer to the Cleveland theater scene, he was last able to share his work with the community in An Octaroon at Dobama Theatre. Abraham holds a BFA from the University of Utah and MFA from Ohio University. He considers it a joy and privilege to work with the dedicated and hardworking production and artistic staff that made this piece possible. For Ben, always. 

Valerie Young (Charlotte) is grateful to Tyler Whidden for writing yet another rich character for her to embody, the first being Claire from his play Dancing with N.E.D.  With over 25 years of Ensemble credits, her most recent include Linda Fawcett in Jerusalem, Queen Marguerite in Exit The King, Cora in The Iceman Cometh, Bea Ball in The Gospel According to James, and Mary Jo in Horton Foote’s Dividing The Estate.  Other Theatre credits:  Mamai Theatre Co., Cleveland Public Theatre,  Dobama Theatre, Cesear's Forum, Mercury Theatre.

Mitch Rose (Patrick) is grateful to be apart of Tyler Whiddens Occupation Dad. Mitch most recently appeared in Jerusalem as Johnny Rooster Byron here at Ensemble and also played the role of Willy Oban is Ensemble's award winning The Iceman Cometh. Mitch is a graduate of the Ohio University School of Theatre.  He is proud of Ensemble theatres mission to support local talent! He is currently a comedian and currently lives in Columbus.  

Katie Atkinson (Sam) is very happy to return to Ensemble's stage, and under the direction of one her favorite people, no less. She was last seen here a few years ago as Franny in All This Intimacy--one of her favorite roles in recent memory. Other recent credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck), A Streetcar Named Desire (Blanche), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Marcy), Private Lives (Sibyl). Her play "Baby Simón And The Long Voyage Across The Sea"--written in Ensemble's Stagewrights workshop--is currently in revisions, with an excerpt published in {m}aganda magazine (Issue 26, Bawal). A million thanks to Tyler, Celeste, and especially Aaron. Love, always, to John. 

Darrell Starnik (Walt) This will be Darrell's second engagement with Ensemble Theatre, having previously appeared as Dr. Boyle in Prelude to a Kiss. I am pleased to have been given the opportunity to portray this wonderful cameo role amongst this great cast. Previous roles in and around Cleveland include; Shelley (the Machine) Levine in Glengarry Glen Ross, Lord Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, and El Gallo in The Fantasticks.


Hope Wondowsky (Alycia) is extremely excited to be working with Ensemble Theatre again after dramaturging for The Night Thoreau Spent In Jail. She earned her BFA in playwriting from Ohio University, and shortly after graduation moved to Cleveland from New Jersey. She was a seasoned new-play dramaturg for the Seabury Quinn Jr. Playwright's Festival at Ohio University, the stage manager for Brick Monkey Theatre Ensemble's production of Grounded by George Brant, and the technical director for Mark Chrisler's The Art of Painting in the New York Fringe Festival. A lover of ten minute plays, she is currently working on her second full-length. 

Becca Moseley (Lisa) is excited to be back for another season at Ensemble Theatre! She has served as the Resident Production Stage Manager/assistant stage manager for many Ensemble shows, including Radio Golf, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, Margin of Error, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, The Iceman Cometh, Animals out of Paper, Knock Me A Kiss, Beyond the Horizon, Anna Christie, Thurgood, The Chairs, Death of a Salesman, Slow Dance on the Killing Ground, and Ages of the Moon. She co-directed Run, Kingsbury, Run. She was onstage in past seasons at Ensemble as Pea in Jerusalem, the Childlike Empress/company in The Never Ending Story, and as Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby. Other favorite credits not at Ensemble include Rosalind (As You Like It), Fabiana Cunningham (The Last Days of Judas Iscariot), Dorine (Tartuffe), and Maggie (A Chorus Line). Most recently, Becca played Ophelia in Hiram College's alumni inclusive production of Hamlet, and was part of Ensemble's production of The Phantom Tollbooth (Princess Rhyme/Ensemble). She thanks Ian and Celeste for building and nurturing a theatre that provides a constant supply of great scripts and people to bring them to life, her family for their love and support, and Kyle for always believing in the magic.


Director - Aaron D. Elersich
Playwright - Tyler Whidden
Stage Designer - August James Scarpelli
Costume Designer - Kayla Davis
Lighting Designer - Bryanna Bauman
Stage Manager - Becca Mosely
Dramaturg - Hope Wondowsky