Ellie Clark is an MFA Candidate in Ohio University's Professional Actor Training Program. She is co-founder of Project SEE Theatre and has been seen in Big Love, Burn This, The 12 Dates of Christmas and boom with Project SEE. Ellie’s other performance credits include Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Emma in Stupid Fucking Bird (Ohio University), Agnes in Dancing at Lughnasa (Tantrum Theatre), Tecmessa in Ajax (NYC’s Theatre of War), Jackie in Mauritius and Sarah in Time Stands Still (South Carolina Rep), Caroline in A Christmas Carol (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Mina in Dracula…a variation (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra, Elizabeth Bennett in Pride & Prejudice, Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire and Sheila in A Chorus Line (Kentucky Conservatory Theatre), Meg in Crimes of the Heart (Woodford Theatre), Ellis Island: The Dream of America (Lexington Philharmonic). she can be seen in multiple local commercials through her independent artist work with Post Time Communications. She also co-founded the arts-meets-activism initiative The Girl Project here in Lexington. You can read more at www.elliemclark.com.
Nick Vannoy was recently seen at Actors Theatre of Louisville in their annual production of Dracula. Other professional credits include Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, and The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis in Peter and the Starcatcher, The Three Musketeers at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Dracula, A Christmas Carol, and The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Diety at Actors Theatre of Louisville and Oh Gastronomy at the 2012 Humana Festival of New American Plays. He was an Acting Apprentice with the Professional Theatre Company at Actors Theatre. Lexington credits include Lexington Shakespeare Festival, The Kentucky Classical Theatre Conservatory, Woodford Theatre, UK Opera Theatre and of course Project SEE. He attended Northern Kentucky University and is a member of the AEA.
Drew Davidson graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with an MFA in Theatre Performance. Before graduating this past August, he was inducted into the Graduate Student Hall of Fame for Outstanding Research and University Contribution. He is excited to take the stage with such an all-star cast! Currently, Drew teaches theatre at the University of Kentucky and Northern Kentucky University. He is an active member of the Lessac Training and Research Institute and presented his research “The Effects of Lessac Training on the Intellectually Disabled” at the Annual Conference at Penn State this January. Drew enjoys writing/performing Standup & Sketch comedy, and is the founding member of several Improv Troupes (USM’s Skip-the-Script, HipHop Doctors, Masters of Magic, and the new UK Improv Troupe). Some of his favorite roles include: Andy (The Star-Spangled Girl), Trigorin (The Seagull), Orlando (As You Like It), and Melchior (Spring Awakening). *thedrewdavidson.com
Evan Bergman is co-founder of Project SEE Theatre. With Project SEE, Evan has acted in Ellis Island: A Dream of America; Big Love; Burn This; and boom; also with SEE, Evan directed Lonely Planet and The Hot l Baltimore. Some other acting credits include Peter and the Starcatcher; Saturday, Sunday, Monday (Virginia Repertory Theatre); Luv (Heritage Theatre Festival); A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Wonderful Town; Vodka Variations (University of Virginia); The Odd Couple (Woodford Theatre); A Streetcar Named Desire; Merchant of Venice (KCT SummerFest); Glengarry Glen Ross (Actors Guild), Unthymely (Manhattan Repertory Theatre); Charlie’s Ghost (The Abington, NYC); Genius Andronicus (Manhattan Theatre Source); Security (Where Eagles Dare, NYC). Evan holds an MFA in Acting from University of Virginia and trained at The Maggie Flanigan Studio in NYC. Evan is a member of the AEA. www.evanbergman.org.
Ginna Hoben is a New York City based artist and is delighted to be returning to Project SEE Theatre! Most recently, Ginna performed in five plays in rotating repertory at American Shakespeare Center including The World Premiere of Shakespeare’s Sister. Other recent productions include her self-written play, No Spring Chicken, with Project SEE Theatre, and at NextStop Theatre Company, in conjunction with The Women’s Voices Theatre Festival; Moon Over Buffalo at Cape May Stage; Next Fall, The 39 Steps, and her self-written play, The Twelve Dates of Christmas at CATCO in her hometown, Columbus, Ohio; Kate in Taming of the Shrew, Mary in The World Premiere of The Twelve Dates of Christmas and twenty-eight other productions with American Shakespeare Center; Proof (Heritage Repertory); Almost, Maine (Project SEE); her self-written play pierced! (NYC and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals); and The World Premiere of Richard Dresser’s What Are You Afraid Of? (Humana Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville.) She is currently an artist-fellow of the Hermitage Artist Retreat, a yoga and fitness instructor, a wife, and the mother of a two-year old daughter. She is a member of the AEA. www.ginnahoben.com
Avery Wigglesworth is a New York City-based actor, director, and teaching artist. She is the Co-Founder of The Cutout Theatre and has directed several of their productions in eccentric spaces throughout Brooklyn including Romeo & Juliet, Peloponnesus, and Ariadne on the Island. Favorite acting roles include Agnes in Agnes of God, Bronwyn in Bleeding Love, and Grusha in The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Avery received her Bachelor’s Degree from Knox College, where she studied Theatre and Creative Writing. She is originally from Lexington, Kentucky, and is thrilled to be returning to her hometown for this production.
Timothy Hull is a Lexington native and has acted in more than 100 productions in New York City, San Francisco, San Jose, and Kentucky. Previous shows with Project See Theatre include both the workshop and the full production of Big Love, Lonely Planet, The Hot l Baltimore, as well as Lloyd’s Prayer at Transylvania University. Recent local credits include In the Next Room, Good Kids (Directed), Whodunnit, Darling?, Out of Order (Directed), Of Mice and Men, Arsenic and Old Lace, and The Lesson. Since moving back to Lexington, out of town credits include Ajax in a Theater of War/ American Conservatory Theater co-production in San Francisco (Directed by Carey Perloff), and statewide touring productions of Voices of Student Veterans and Please Don't Call Me Homeless, I Don't Call You Homed. Hull served 6 years in the Army from 2001-2007 (including 16 months in Iraq), and returned to Lexington thereafter. He is on the adjunct Theatre faculty at the University of Kentucky, and has also taught as adjunct Theatre faculty at Transylvania University. Hull has an MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) in San Francisco.
Michael Sanders is a scenic and lighting designer, technical director, specialty fabricator, and instructor of all things theatre design and production related. He is a long-standing member of Project SEE—designing and constructing scenery and lighting for almost every production to date. Michael has also designed lighting, sound, multi-media, props, puppets, special FX makeup, and designed and constructed scenery for various theatres, churches and other performance groups throughout Kentucky and Middle Tennessee—including Transylvania University, Woodford Theatre, Studio Players of Lexington, Actors Guild of Lexington, AthensWest Theatre, Nashville Children’s Theatre, Project SEE Theatre, and People’s Branch Theatre. A sample of recent design credits include: Sense and Sensibility, Dying City, Translations, She Kills Monsters, Lonely Planet, boom, The Hot l Baltimore, Big Love, No Spring Chicken, and In the Next Room. Outside of theatre, Michael also works as a freelance artist and illustrator, an arts educator, and a consultant for artists, educators, and performance groups. Michael is thrilled to be working with Project SEE again and looks forward to many more collaborations. He would like to thank his wonderful wife EvEnder and their two daughters, Olivia and Audrey, for their support and continuing to allow him to keep such ridiculous hours.
Michael Bigelow Dixon joined the Transylvania University Theater faculty after three years at Goucher College in Baltimore. He has also been the Dayton-Hudson Distinguished Professor in the Theatre Department at Carleton College.
Prior to entering academe, Michael was Resident Director at The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, Literary Director at The Guthrie Theater, and for seventeen years Literary Manager and then Associate Artistic Director at Actors Theatre of Louisville.
Michael has directed productions of classical and contemporary works at The Guthrie, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Magic Theatre, Mixed Blood Theatre, The Illusion, Park Square Theatre, Commonweal Theatre, and Florida Stage.
In the area of new play development, Michael supervised the commissioning, development, and production of more than 800 new plays, including plays by Tony Kushner, Joyce Carol Oates, David Henry Hwang, and Julie Marie Myatt. Michael has co-edited 35 volumes of plays, criticism and social history, including The Moscow Art Theatre: Past, Present, Future; Anne Bogart: Viewpoints; and Second Lives: The Immigrant and Refugee Experience in Orange County.
In the past four years, he authored and edited four books published by Smith and Kraus Publishers and Dramatic Publishing Company, including Breaking from Realism: A Map/Quest for the Next Generation; Shakespeare in Mind; Evil Genius: Monsters on Stage; and My Mother#*^%#! College Life with Brooke Jennett and Jon Jory. Michael earned an AB degree at Brown University and MFA and LDA degrees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Sullivan Canaday White is a co-founder of Project SEE Theatre and the Program Director for the Theater Program at Transylvania University. She has worked in New York, Chicago, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and in her home state of Kentucky at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Some directing highlights include: Big Love, Burn This, boom, and The Twelve Dates of Christmas for Project SEE Theatre. Other favorite shows are: Lord of the Flies, Bake Off, Proof, Fool for Love, Baby with the Bathwater, the wind-chill factor, and Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Some educational directing highlights include: She Kills Monsters, Dying City, connect, The Laramie Project, The Liar and Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls. Learn more at www.sullivancwhite.com.
Missy Johnston (Costume Designer) holds a BA in Theatre from Converse College and an MFA in Theatre Design from Trinity University. She has designed costumes and/or sets for The Dallas Theater Center, The Oklahoma Theater Center, KET, Lexington Children’s Theatre, Project SEE, Athens West, and Woodford Theatre. Favorite costume design credits for Transy include Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls, Rough Magic, The Liar, Lloyd’s Prayer, Lawrence Booth’s Book of Visions, and She Kills Monsters.
Gretchen Shoot (Production Stage Manager) - For the past 16 years, Gretchen Shoot has worked as a professional stage manager. Since graduating summa cum laude from the University of Kentucky with her B.A. in Theatre, she has stage managed over 50 productions. Favorite credits include Ragtime and Phantom of the Opera (UK Opera Theatre), 42nd Street (Lexington Theatre Company), and Lost in Lvov (Hollywood Fringe Festival). Aside from theatre, she has worked as a casting associate for the major motion pictures Seabiscuit and Dreamer. By day, she works as the Transylvania University Fine Arts Administrative Assistant.