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This is an amateur production of Concord Floral presented by the Elon Department of Performing Arts

Concord Floral was first produced in 2014 by Suburban Beast and presented by Why Not Theatre at the Theatre Centre (Toronto, ON).

It was written by Jordan Tannahill over a three-year development process with Erin Brubacher, Cara Spooner and a group of teenagers from across the Greater Toronto Area.

The original production was created and directed by Erin Brubacher, Cara Spooner, and Jordan Tannahill

Special Thanks

Connie Book, Raghuram Tadepalli, Gabie Smith, Fred Rubeck, Kimberly Rippy, Kayla Higbee, Kevin Otos, Rick Earl, Greg Thorn, Lois Keating, Anna Shawyer, Tony Spielberg

Cast

1 (Just Joey)Jack Morrill
2 (Bobolink)Tommy Truitt
3 (John Cabot)Eduardo Diego Bautista
4 (Forever Irene)Manuela Cornick Fernández
5 (Rosa Mundi)Keri Anderson
6 (Nearly Wild)Jasmine Smith
7 (Couch)Graham Cole
8 (Fox)Delaney Lynch
9 (Greenhouse)John-Luke Lindstrom
10 (Bobbie James)Allison Durand
Understudy 1 (Just Joey)Gavin Connors
Understudy 2 (Bobolink)Gavin Connors
Understudy 3 (John Cabot)Alan Kornbluth
Understudy 4 (Forever Irene)Caroline Digan
Understudy 5 (Rosa Mundi)Riley Perrault
Understudy 6 (Nearly Wild)Katie Kapp
Understudy 7 (Couch)Ben Larson
Understudy 8 (Fox)Anabelle Sumera-Decoret
Understudy 9 (Greenhouse)Sam Olt
Understudy 10 (Bobbie James)Natalie Wykle

Production Team

DirectorSusanne Shawyer
Asst. DirectorMatthew Bobzien
DramaturgKim Shively
Asst. DramaturgyJaron Cole
Haley Covington
Mercedes Ruiz
Scenic DesignerJonathan Jensen
Costume DesignerRiley Gibson
Sound DesignerSarah Kay Adams
Lighting DesignerHannah Elise Brown
“Trotto” ChoreographerJaron Cole
Technical DirectorJoshua Bothwell
Stage ManagerBrianna Boucher
Asst. Stage ManagerKayla Jordan
Production ManagerBill Webb
Costume Shop ManagerHeidi Jo Schiemer
Props CoordinatorNatalie Taylor Hart
Sound AdvisorMichael Smith
Scenic AdvisorNatalie Taylor Hart
Costume AdvisorHeidi Jo Schiemer
Light Board OpOwen Crider
Sound Board OpNiklas Salah
Props CrewSean Mikesh
Deck CrewParker Felumlee
Ian Zhan
Wardrobe CrewKelly Gillan
Production AssistantDeMya Culp
Front-of-House SupervisorDavid McGraw
House ManagersElla Huestis
Laura McGuire
Poster DesignSydney Dye

Bios

Susanne Shawyer

Susanne Shawyer

Kim Shively

Kim Shively

Joshua Bothwell

Joshua Bothwell

Natalie Taylor Hart

Natalie Taylor Hart

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Sarah Kay Adams

Sarah Kay Adams

Keri Anderson

Keri Anderson

Matthew Bobzien

Matthew Bobzien

Brianna Boucher

Brianna Boucher

Hannah Elise Brown

Hannah Elise Brown

Jaron Cole

Jaron Cole

Haley Covington

Haley Covington

Demaya Culp

Demaya Culp

Graham Cole

Graham Cole

Manuela Cornick Fernández

Manuela Cornick Fernández

Riley Gibson

Riley Gibson

Eduardo Sanchez

Eduardo Sanchez

Allison Durand

Allison Durand

Katie Kapp

Katie Kapp

Kayla Jordan

Kayla Jordan

Sean Mikesh

Sean Mikesh

Laney Lynch

Laney Lynch

Jack Morrill

Jack Morrill

Jasmine Smith

Jasmine Smith

Tommy Truitt

Tommy Truitt

Anabelle Sumera-Decoret

Anabelle Sumera-Decoret

John-Luke Lindstrom

John-Luke Lindstrom

Sam Olt

Sam Olt

Alan Kornbluth

Alan Kornbluth

Mercedes Ruiz

Mercedes Ruiz

Jonathan Jensen

Jonathan Jensen

Riley Perrault

Riley Perrault

Caroline Digan

Caroline Digan

Ben Larson

Ben Larson

Gavin Connors

Gavin Connors

Susanne Shawyer

Susanne Shawyer is a dramaturg, theatre historian, and Associate Professor of Theatre at Elon University. Her research on dramaturgies of protest and theatre pedagogy has been published in such journals as Theatre Journal, Theatre Topics, Research in Drama Education, Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Performance Matters, Canadian Theatre Review, as well as multiple anthologies. She is Affiliate Faculty—Dramaturgy Specialist with Theatrical Intimacy Education, an organization dedicated to training students and theatre professionals in theatrical intimacy best practices. She is currently Co-Editor of the journal Theatre Topics. Favorite Elon credits include The Wolves, Moment, Servant of Two Masters. Education: PhD in Theatre, University of Texas at Austin.

Kim Shively

Kim Shively is an Associate Professor at Elon University where she teaches acting and directs. She is also Associate Faculty with Theatrical Intimacy Education. A member of Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA, professional acting credits include: Shakespeare Orange County, Laguna Playhouse, and the Asolo Rep; roles on Guiding Light, As the World Turns, The Young and the Restless, CSI:Miami; and over a dozen national commercials. She is the co-author of Applied Meisner for the 21st Century Actor (Routledge) and a number of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Shively travels around the world working as a theatrical intimacy educator and practitioner with an emphasis on working with minors. Shively earned a BFA in Theatre Performance at Chapman University and an MFA at the FSU/Asolo Conservatory. Learn more at www.KimShivelyCreative.com and www.21CActor.com.

Joshua Bothwell

Elon's Interim Technical Director and alumna of the Performing Arts Department. Happy to be on board and to build for this shows.

Natalie Taylor Hart

Natalie Taylor Hart is a Scenic Designer and the Associate Chair of Performing Arts at Elon University. Selected Scenic Designs: New York: Tech Support (59E59TH, Off-Broadway); Tartuffe (Queens Theatre, Off-Off-Broadway); Slave Shack (Algonquin Theatre); Associate Designer for The Wiz (The Netherlands). Regional: Life in the Fat Lane (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); Having Our Say, Our Town {Scenic Consultant}, Fences {Finalist in World Stage Design 2017 Taipei}, White Lightning (Triad Stage). Exhibitions: USITT Design Expo, Prague Quadrennial, World Stage Design Finalist 2017, Lincoln Center Portfolio Review. MFA, Ohio University. Proud member of IATSE USA Local 829. natalietaylorhart.com

Michael Smith

Sarah Kay Adams

Sarah is a junior now, here at Elon, a double major in Arts Administration and Theatre Design/Technology with a concentration in sound and light. In her most recent shows, she was the Sound Designer for Concord Floral here at Elon and Audio Technician 1 at the Bigfork Summer Playhouse for Guys and Dolls, Mamma Mia, Freaky Friday, and The Full Monty. She had so much fun creating with the dancers and choreographer, and would like to thank everyone who has helped her through this process: friends, family, faculty and staff. Sarah hopes you enjoy the show!

Keri Anderson

Keri Anderson is a sophomore BFA Acting and BA Arts Administration double major with a minor in Business Administration from Maryland. Past Elon credits include: Sense and Sensibility (Ms. Dashwood & Margaret u/s ), She Kills Monsters (Renegade Productions).

Matthew Bobzien

Matthew Bobzien is a Junior from Raleigh, NC double majoring in Drama & Theatre Studies and Arts Administration. Matthew’s Elon credits include 24 Hour Plays Tors Snack Break (Alpha Psi Omega, Director), 10 Minute Play Festival (NewWorks, Producer), Sense and Sensibility (Dramaturg), Sensory Overload (Playwright, Director), and 20 Plays in 40 Minutes (Alpha Psi Omega, Director, Deviser, Performer). Matthew is a member of Elon Performing Arts’ Improv Troupe, Instant Laughter. He also serves as Technical Supervisor for Renegade Productions. He would like to thank his family, friends, and mentors for all of their support.

Brianna Boucher

Brianna Boucher (She/Her) is a junior pursuing a double major in Arts Administration and Theatrical Design and Technology with focuses in stage management and costumes. Recent Credits Include: Concord Floral (Stage Manager), Bye Bye Birdie (Asst. Costume Designer), Buried Deep (Asst. Costume Designer), Movin' On (Asst. Costume Designer), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Stage Manager), Bridging: The Spring Dance Concert (Stage Manager).

Hannah Elise Brown

Hannah Elise Brown is a senior with majors in Arts Administration and Theatrical Design and Technology, with concentrations in stage management and lighting design and a minor in Business Administration. She is so excited to be able to be the lighting designer for both Concord Floral and Inferior Sex along with the stage manager for Clue! Some of her past credits at Elon include Movin' On (Lighting Designer) and Fall Dance Concert 2021 (Stage Manager/Lighting Designer). She would like to thank her family and friends, as she would not be able to do this without them!

Jaron Cole

A senior in the Music Theatre and Arts Administration programs. Elon highlights: Spelling Bee (Director/Choreographer), Into the Woods (Mysterious Man), the President of Renegade Productions, and the Artistic Director of Elon Cares for the last two years. Jaron has worked administratively with The Muny and The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ. Thank you friends and family!

Haley Covington

Haley Covington is a Junior B.F.A. Acting and B.A. Arts Administration double major from Franklin, Tennessee. Haley is thrilled to be making her dramaturgy debut. Elon credits include Marianne in Sense and Sensibility, Witch 2 in Macbeth, Actor 1 in #Silenced, #8 U/S in The Wolves, and Petunia U/S in Clown Bar. Professional credits include Feste (U/S) in Twelth Night at Great River Shakespeare Festival. Instagram: @haleycovington

Demaya Culp

DeMya Culp is a sophomore at Elon University who is majoring in Arts Administration and Drama and Theatre studies. She is no stranger to the stage, and has been in productions such as Willy Wonka, Seussical, Aladdin and Elon Cares. She has also sung in élan jazz ensemble and has sung the music of Billy Joel and Stevie Wonder. She would like to thank Elon Performing Arts and her family as they enjoy The Moment. @broadway20_

Graham Cole

Graham Cole is a sophomore Acting major from McLean, Virginia. His work at Elon include Sense and Sensibility (Mrs. Jennings U/S, Sir John U/S) and improv with Instant Laughter.

Manuela Cornick Fernández

Manu is a lateral entry into Elon's BFA Acting Program, currently taking classes with the Class of 25. Hailing from Costa Rica, where theatrical opportunities are not easy to come by, she aims to participate in any and all experiences that allow her to work on performances, be it on or offstage. Her credits at Elon include Dramaturgy in Sense and Sensibility and Understudy in Heart of Shrapnel. Costa Rican credits include Costume Design Intern in Chicago, Props Master in Nido De Águilas, and Dance Captain and Costume Master in Les Misérables.

Riley Gibson

Riley is a junior Theatrical Design & Technology and Statistics double major from Durham, NC. The Cherry Orchard is his first mainstage stage management position at Elon, and he cannot wait for you to experience the work this company has been putting into this production for months. Riley would like to thank his friends and family for all of their support, love, and compassion!

Eduardo Sanchez

Eduardo is a senior acting major from Charlotte, NC. Previous Elon productions include Detective in Heart of Shrapnel, Bobo in Clownbar, and an understudy postion as Fortinbras/Raynaldo in Hamlet. Having recently completed his spring semester in LA as a part of the study USA program at Elon, he looks forward to his senior year and hopes you support him and the class of 2023.

Allison Durand

Allison is a sophomore from Louisville, KY double majoring in Acting and Political Science. Previous Elon credits include The Cherry Orchard (Anya/Dunyasha Understudy & Passerby). Allison is also an admissions tour guide, a Voting Ambassador, and an Elon College Fellow.

Katie Kapp

Katie Kapp is a first year acting student from Cleveland Ohio. Her favorite roles include Annie Cannon in Silent Sky, Stephanie in Secret Life of Girls, and Rona in Spelling Bee. ig: katieekapp

Kayla Jordan

Kayla Jordan is a sophomore TDT major from Nashville, Tennessee. Previous Elon credits Into The Woods (Assistant Stage Manager). Previous professional credits: Steel Magnolias (Stage Manager) and Murder On The Orient Express (Stage Manager) at Weathervane Playhouse.

Sean Mikesh

Sean Mikesh is a sophomore BFA Acting major from Bristow, VA who is very excited to make his debut performance with Instant Laughter! At Elon, Sean was involved with last season’s spring show The Cherry Orchard as the part of Trofimov. Also, Sean understudied for the other plays from last season including: Heart of Sharpnel (Y) and Sense and Sensibility (Edward/Col. Brandon). He was also involved in the student-led production Sensory Overload. He's so glad you came out, and he hopes you're ready for an exciting show!

Laney Lynch

Laney Lynch is a Sophomore BFA Acting Major at Elon. This is Laney’s debut at Elon University as she was Understudy for Heart of Shrapnel (Elon University), Production Assistant for Sense and Sensibility (Elon University), and Assistant Director for Cherry Orchard (Elon University). For more follow Laney_lync!

Jack Morrill

Jack is a senior BFA Acting and BA Arts Administration double major from San Diego, California. Past Elon credits include: Sense and Sensibility (Mrs. Dashwood/Anne Steele), Beast Mode Champion (Mr. Bergman/Others), and Spelling Bee (William Barfée). Jack is a Lumen Scholar exploring Queer Theory and Arts Administrative Practices. IG: @jack.morr | @queering.the.stage

Jasmine Smith

Jasmine Smith is a junior Acting major with a minor in Theatrical Design & Technology. Her previous Elon credits include: Medea U/S in Medea (2021) & Llubov U/S in The Cherry Orchard (2022).

Tommy Truitt

Tommy Truitt is a Senior BFA Acting major from Mt. Airy Maryland. He is ecstatic to be playing the role of 2 (Bobolink). His past performances include Elon: Sense and Sensibility (Sir John, Gossip, Doctor) Macbeth (Soldier, Banquo U/S Witch One U/S) Hamlet (Player 3 U/S, Osric U/S), Clown Bar (Twinkles U/S), Maryland Ensemble Theater: Be More Chill (Featured Dancer). He would like to thank his family and friends for their support. Instagram: @tommy.truitt

Anabelle Sumera-Decoret

Anabelle Sumera-Decoret (she/her) is a First-Year BFA Acting student from Seattle, Washington. Past credits include: Legally Blonde (Brooke Wyndham), Godspell (Judas), She Kills Monsters (Tilly Evans), and Little Shop of Horros (Chiffon) (Mountlake Terrace High School). She is very excited to be a part of the Elon Performing Arts program!

John-Luke Lindstrom

John-Luke is a senior Acting Major from Maplewood, New Jersey. He was previously in Elon's productions of Medea and Hamlet, and understudied Trojan Barbie and Arcadia. He also studied Comedy in Chicago with Second City's Comedy Studies program.

Sam Olt

Sam Olt is a First year BFA Acting major from Villa Hills, Kentucky. His past performances include Dixie Heights: Beauty And The Beast (Gaston), Johnny 99 (Joe Roberts), Chicago (Fred Casely), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Doug Panch), Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre: Legally Blonde (Kyle/Ensemble), and Governor’s School for the Arts: Third (Woodson Bull III). He would like to thank his friends and family for their continued support as well as the wonderful people he has met here at Elon.

Alan Kornbluth

Alan Kornbluth is a BFA Acting Major from Caracas Venezuela. Some of his credits include Three Is A Crowd (Frank) (Independent Production), She Kills Monsters (Chuck) (Renegade Productions), and Please Clap Improv.

Mercedes Ruiz

Mercedes Ruiz is a queer Latinx playwright, dramaturg, and arts administrator. She will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Drama Theatre Studies and Arts Administration with a minor in Business Administration this December. She is passionate about mental health, equity in the performing arts, LGBTQ+ rights, comedy, and artistry. She has experience in acting, writing, production, and business administration in the performing arts. This summer, she had the opportunity to have a full-length production for her first complete work, Three Is A Crowd, a play about a lively birthday party that ends in disaster in the form of tarnished friendships and relationships. She has enjoyed working with the dramaturgy team, cast, and crew on this dynamic production. She hopes you enjoy the show!

Jonathan Jensen

Jonathan is a junior Theatrical Design & Technology major with a focus in Scenic Design. Concord Floral is his first main stage role as a Scenic Designer at Elon, and he cannot wait for you to be enthralled into the interactive set created by himself and the performers!

Riley Perrault

Riley Perrault is a first-year Acting Major from Charlottesville, VA. Previous Elon credits include: Concord Floral ( 5 Rosa Mundi u/s). She hopes you all enjoy the show!

Caroline Digan

Caroline is a senior Drama Theatre Studies Major with minors in Mathematics and Music from New Milford, New Jersey. Her collegiate theatrical experiences include the role of Molly Sweeney, in an Elon College Fellow production of Molly Sweeney, the final monologue in The Vagina Monologues. Caroline has also been accredited for roles in student short films, which include the BFA Thesis entitled The Forest Women, in which she played the lead.

Ben Larson

Ben Larson is a first-year BFA Acting major. Previous credits include understudy for #7 in Concord Floral (Elon University), Grantaire in Les Miserables, Mike in Theory of Relativity, and Tim in Noises Off (St. Charles North High School).

Gavin Connors

Gavin Connors is a Junior BFA Acting Major from Nashville, TN with a minor in creative writing. Previous Elon credits include The Cherry Orchard (Gayev/Pischik US & Passerby). Gavin is an admissions tour guide and member of Cinelon. Venmo:@GavinConnors419