Sense and Sensibility

Poster Design: Sydney Dye

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

The world premiere of SENSE AND SENSIBILITY was produced by Bedlam (Eric Tucker, Artistic Director; Andrus Nichols, Producing Director). 

Special Thanks

Dr. Connie Book, Dr. Aswani Volety, Dr. Gabie Smith, Professor Lauren Kearns, Kimberly Rippy, Haidee Dollak, Tyson Hankins, Tony Spielberg, Kaye Kennedy, Ryan Shively, Eric Kanzinger, Josh Bothwell, Ryan Harper, Hunter Leong, The Shawyer Family

Cast

Fanny / Lucy / GossipSivan Propper
Margaret / GossipJordan Kulick
Mrs. Dashwood / Anne / GossipJack Morrill
Col. Brandon / Thomas / GossipGrayson Lichtenhaler
MarianneHaley Covington
ElinorCara Johnson
Edward / Robert / GossipAidan Levinson
Willoughby / John Dashwood / GossipKenny Harvey
Mrs. Jennings / GossipWill Bruno
Sir John / Doctor / GossipTommy Truitt
GossipMonique Fogg
GossipAngelina Cerami
Elinor UnderstudyBrynn Lackey
Marianne Understudy / SwingSarah Fetherston
Mrs. Dashwood / Margaret UnderstudyKeri Anderson
Willoughby UnderstudyBrett Turnbull
Edward / Robert / Col. Brandon UnderstudySean Mikesh
Sir John / Mrs. Jennings UnderstudyGraham Cole
Fanny / Lucy UnderstudyKatie Kapp

Production Team

DirectorKim Shively
Asst. DirectorShannon O’Shaughnessy
Stage ManagerCarli Shapiro
Asst. Stage ManagerKayla McBratney
Dramaturgy AdvisorSusanne Shawyer
Dramaturgy TeamMatthew Bobzien
Manuela Cornick Fernández
Marina Jansen
Hannah Kevitt
Caitlin Pfaff
Scenic DesignerNatalie Taylor Hart
Costume DesignerCaitlin Duncan
Lighting DesignerAlex Nemfakos
Sound DesignerNeida Figon
Technical DirectorJP Mullican
Production ManagerBill Webb
Costume Shop CoordinatorHeidi Jo Scheimer
Props HeadNatalie Taylor Hart
Paint ChargeCharles Johnson
Light Board OpConrad Hall
Sound Board OpNiklas Salah
Deck CrewGabe Logan
Meredith Peck
Wardrobe CrewGia Nguyen
Aryanna Vindas
Front-of-House SupervisorDavid McGraw
House ManagersElla Huestis
Laura McGuire

Bios

Sammi Grant

Sammi Grant

JP Mullican

JP Mullican

Kim Shively

Kim Shively

Susanne Shawyer

Susanne Shawyer

Natalie Taylor Hart

Natalie Taylor Hart

David McGraw

David McGraw

Keri Anderson

Keri Anderson

Matthew Bobzien

Matthew Bobzien

Will Bruno

Will Bruno

Angelina Cerami

Angelina Cerami

Graham Cole

Graham Cole

Haley Covington

Haley Covington

Caitlin Duncan

Caitlin Duncan

Manuela Cornick Fernández

Manuela Cornick Fernández

Sarah Fetherston

Sarah Fetherston

Monique Fogg

Monique Fogg

Kenny Harvey

Kenny Harvey

Ella Huestis

Ella Huestis

Cara Johnson

Cara Johnson

Marina Jansen

Marina Jansen

Katie Kapp

Katie Kapp

Hannah Kevitt

Hannah Kevitt

Jordan Kulick

Jordan Kulick

Brynn Lackey

Brynn Lackey

Aidan Levinson

Aidan Levinson

Grayson Lichtenthaler

Grayson Lichtenthaler

Delaney Lynch

Delaney Lynch

Kayla McBratney

Kayla McBratney

Laura McGuire

Laura McGuire

Sean Mikesh

Sean Mikesh

Jack Morrill

Jack Morrill

Alex Nemfakos

Alex Nemfakos

Shannon O’Shaughnessy

Shannon O’Shaughnessy

Caitlin Pfaff

Caitlin Pfaff

Sivan Propper

Sivan Propper

Carli Shapiro

Carli Shapiro

Tommy Truitt

Tommy Truitt

Brett Turnbull

Brett Turnbull

Sammi Grant

Sammi Grant (she/her/hers) Dialect Coach- Sammi is a Chicago-based dialect/vocal coach and has worked at Goodman Theatre, Drury Lane, Porchlight Music Theatre, Timeline Theatre, Gift Theatre, Windy City Playhouse, and many more. Film/TV Credits: Rescued by Ruby (Netflix); Patriot (Amazon Prime; The Exorcist (Fox). Sammi is a voice/speech teacher for The Theatre School at DePaul University and Access Acting Academy. Sammi holds an MFA with Distinction in Voice Studies from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

JP Mullican

JP has served as the Performing Arts Technical Director since Fall 2017. Prior to Elon, he worked as a lead craftsperson and project manager on productions such as Paw Patrol Live. Outside of Elon, he continues work as a freelance technical designer on productions such as the Frozen Australian Tour, The Beauty and the Beast in Shanghai, and The Phantom of the Opera World Tour. In his free time, JP builds custom furniture and runs an ever-increasing number of virtual Dungeons & Dragons campaigns. He couldn’t do any of this without the constant support of his amazing partner.

Kim Shively

Kim Shively is an Assistant 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. Her book, "Applied Meisner for the 21st Century Actor", co-authored with Kevin Otos, will be released in May 2021 through Routledge. 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.

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 Theatre Journal, Theatre Topics, Research in Drama Education, Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Performance Matters, Canadian Theatre Review, and multiple anthologies. She is Affiliate Faculty—Dramaturgy Specialist with Theatrical Intimacy Education, an organization dedicated to training theatre professionals in theatrical intimacy best practices. She is currently Co-Editor of the journal Theatre Topics. Favorite Elon dramaturgy credits include Servant of Two Masters, Moment, and The Wolves. Education: PhD in Theatre, University of Texas at Austin.

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

David McGraw

Prof. McGraw serves as the Program Coordinator for Elon University’s Arts Administration major and has overseen over 250 dance and theatre productions. He recently worked with the South African State Theatre on a Fulbright Specialist Grant to coordinate an international tour (pre-pandemic).  Field research: US Stage Manager Survey (2006-2021, www.smsurvey.info), South African Creative Industries Technical Staff Survey with Ronel Jordaan (2019, www.sacits.com), SM2030 Project (2020-2021, www.smsurvey.info), and Return to the Stage with Meg Friedman (2020-2021, www.returntothestage.com).

Keri Anderson

Keri Anderson is a first-year BFA Acting major from Maryland, double majoring in Arts Administration. Favorite past roles include Cecily Cardew in The Importance of Being Ernest, Mary Warren in The Crucible, Lauren in Circle Mirror Transformation, and Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Matthew Bobzien

Matthew Bobzien is a sophomore double majoring in Arts Administration and Drama & Theatre Studies. He has loved being a Dramaturg and collaborating with everyone to help make Sense and Sensibility come to life. Some of his most recent credits include writing and directing Sensory Overload (Elon NewWorks, 2021) and directing, devising, and performing 20 Plays in 40 Minutes (Alpha Psi Omega, 2021). Matthew would like to specifically thank Dr. Shawyer and Professor Shively for this wonderful learning opportunity and experience.

Will Bruno

Will Bruno is a senior Acting and Psychology double major from Stamford, CT. Elon Productions: Violet (Leroy Evans), Macbeth (King Duncan u/s), Bent (Kapo, Uncle Freddie u/s). Other roles include Gregory, Romeo and Juliet (Curtain Call Community Theatre), Moonface Martin, Anything Goes (Westhill High School), and Uncle Fester, The Addams Family (Westhill High School). Will is ecstatic to be making his Elon mainstage debut and has had a fabulous time working with this incredible team.

Angelina Cerami

Angelina Cerami is a sophomore BFA Acting Major from New York and is so excited to be a part of Sense and Sensibility. Recent credits at Elon include Medea (U/S Chorus) and Pheromone (U/S Shelby). Some of her favorite credits are The Last Five Years (Cathy), Twelve Angry Jurors (Juror #3), The Drowsy Chaperone (Drowsy Chaperone) and Spelling Bee (Logainne).

Graham Cole

Graham is a first-year BFA Acting Major from McLean, Virginia, and is excited to be working on his first production at Elon! His favorite past roles include: Officer Lockstock in Urinetown, Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Grandpa in You Can't Take It with You, the Mock Turtle in Alix in Wonderland (original cast), and improv with (the) UnRuly Theatre Project (The Alden).

Haley Covington

Haley Covington is a Junior BFA Acting/BA Arts Administration major from Franklin, Tennessee. Elon credits include Witch 2 in Macbeth, Actor 1 in #silenced, #8 U/S in The Wolves, and Petunia U/S in Clown Bar. Haley is thrilled to be portraying Marianne in Sense and Sensibility. Instagram: @haleycovington

Caitlin Duncan

Caitlin Duncan is a senior double majoring in Arts Administration and Theatrical Design and Technology. A few of Caitlin's Elon University credits include Heart of Shrapnel (Costume Designer), Fugitive Songs (Costume Designer), #silenced (Digital Renderer), and Beast Mode Champion (Stitcher and Crafts). Caitlin would like to thank Heidi Jo and Jacky Jo for supporting all of her costuming dreams. To see more of Caitlin's work, visit her online portfolio at caitlinbduncan.weebly.com

Manuela Cornick Fernández

Manu is a lateral entry into the acting program. 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. This is her first time as a Dramaturg, but her credits include Costume Design Intern in Chicago, Props Master in Nido De Águilas, and Dance Captain and Costume Master in Les Miserables.

Sarah Fetherston

Sarah Fetherston is a freshman Acting Major from Garden City, New York and is thrilled to be a part of Sense and Sensibility! Since arriving at Elon, Sarah has performed in Not Quite Knocking at the 24 Hour Plays and in the student film Fore! She is also a proud member of the improv group, Instant Laughter. Some of her favorite roles include Donna in Mamma Mia, Judy in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime and Joanne in Rent. Sarah completed her first web series Lockdown which she wrote, directed and starred in. Enjoy the show!

Monique Fogg

Monique Fogg is a sophomore Acting Major from Durham, NC. She is ecstatic to be apart of this cast! Some of her favorite roles include, Caroline (I and You), Spirit (Bright Star), and Chorus U/S (Medea).

Kenny Harvey

Kenny is thrilled to be making his Senior bow as John Willoughby, John Dashwood, and a Gossip. Previous Elon credits include Pheromone: An Olfactory Inquiry as Kyle, Molly Sweeney as Dr. Rice. IG: @_kenny_harvey_

Ella Huestis

Ella is a first-year Music Theatre student from Dallas, TX, and is thrilled to be performing on the Elon stage in Movin' On! She has performed in Collage, Elon Cares, and Grand Night at Elon. Past credits include Bonnie (Bonnie & Clyde), Roxie (Chicago), Little Sally/Dance Captain (Urinetown), Katherine/Dance Corps (Newsies). She would like to thank Julio Matos, Dr. John McCarty, and Alexandra Warren for their guidance and hard work on this production and for the opportunity to step out of her comfort zone. Enjoy the show! @ellagracehuestis

Cara Johnson

Cara Johnson is a second year acting student from Paris, Tennessee. She previously fulfilled the role as understudy for Attendant in Elon’s last winter production of Euripides’ Medea. Favorite past roles include Esther Simowitz in Breaking Up is Hard to Do and Ouiser in Steel Magnolias. Cara is absolutely elated to be making her Elon main stage debut as Elinor.

Marina Jansen

Marina Jansen is a first-year Music Theatre major from Maryland. They are so excited to be performing and choreographing in their first Elon Grand Night! Thank you to all everyone for their hard work and enjoy the show!

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

Hannah Kevitt

Hannah Kevitt is delighted to be back for her second year at Elon! Some of Hannah’s favorite regional credits include: Miss Saigon (Serenbe Playhouse), A Chorus Line (Heritage Theatre Festival), The Wolves (Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte), South Pacific (Triad Stage), and Fugitive Songs (Elon University). Hannah would like to thank her family and friends for their continued support. Hannah is so grateful for all of the opportunities that she’s received over the years and is beyond excited to be a part of the Elon Music Theatre Family!

Jordan Kulick

Jordan Kulick is beyond excited to be playing Margaret in Sense and Sensibility this January Term. She is a Junior BFA Acting Major from Stamford, CT. Past Elon credits include Pheromone (Ella), The Wolves (u/s #14), and Medea (u/s Son’s/Guards). She is incredibly thankful to be a part of this incredible production. Very. Fond of. Music. @jordankulick

Brynn Lackey

Brynn Lackey (Elinor US) is a Sophomore BFA Actor and Digital Art minor here at Elon! Some recent highlights include Agnes in She Kills Monsters (Renegade Productions 2021) and understudying in productions Medea and Pheromone last academic year. Instagram: @brynnxemily

Aidan Levinson

Aidan Levinson lives in Sherborn, Massachusetts. Aidan is a Junior at Elon University in the BFA Acting Program and is a Music in the Liberal Arts major. Aidan's recent Elon productions include 42nd Street as Bert U/S, Pat Denning U/S, Abner Dillion/Ensemble U/S, and Hamlet as Horatio U/S.

Grayson Lichtenthaler

Grayson is a Senior BFA Acting Major and is excited to be a part of such a fun and complex show! Prior Elon Credits include CB in "Dog Sees God", King Creon in "Medea", and Soldier/Dancer in "Trojan Barbie". Grayson is a 4-year member of Instant Laughter Improv and is a current student of the Groundlings School in Los Angeles. Grayson plans on moving to LA after graduation to pursue a career in film and improv.graysonlichtenthaler.com IG: @graysonlich

Delaney Lynch

I am very excited to be Assistant Directing a main stage during my Freshman year! I love acting but I am exploring all facets of theatre. Insta: @laney_lync

Kayla McBratney

Kayla McBratney is thrilled to be involved in her first Elon Production and making her Assistant Stage Managing debut! From Staten Island, New York, she is a sophomore double major in Arts Administration and Cinema and Television Arts with minors in Theatrical Design & Technology and Business Administration. She would like to thank her family, friends and the incredible company of Sense and Sensibility!

Laura McGuire

Laura McGuire is a Junior Arts Administration major from Raleigh, North Carolina. She is excited to be House Manager for this production, a role she has been in since Fall 2021. Previously, she has been the Assistant Stage Manager for The Elephant Man at Elon University and was an Assistant Director at her high school. Instagram: @lauraamcguire

Sean Mikesh

Sean Mikesh is a first-year BFA Acting major from Bristow, VA making his Elon Mainstage debut in The Cherry Orchard! Before arriving at Elon, he was involved in community theatre and his high school’s theatre productions. His favorite shows included A Few Good Men (Lt. Daniel Kaffee) and Based on a Totally True Story (Michael). At Elon, Sean has understudied in the two previous plays this season Heart of Shrapnel (Y) and Sense and Sensibility (Edward/Col. Brandon). He was also involved in the student-led production Sensory Overload. He hopes you enjoy the show!

Jack Morrill

Jack Morrill is a junior BFA Acting Major/BA Arts Admin Major from San Diego, California. Elon credits include Mr. Bergman in Beast Mode Champion, Polonius U/S in Hamlet, Ross/Lenox U/S in Macbeth, Timmy U/S in Clown Bar, and Beethoven U/S in Dog Sees God. Instagram: @jack.morr

Alex Nemfakos

Alex is a Senior TDT major with a concentration in lighting and stage management. This year she is the lighting designer on Heart of Shrapnel, Sense and Sensibilities, and The Cherry Orchard. Additionally, she is one of several lighting designers on the Fall Dance Concert and an assistant lighting designer on 42nd Street.

Shannon O’Shaughnessy

Shannon is a Senior Drama and Theatre Studies Major here at Elon, with minors in Music and Dance. Previous productions at Elon include, The Wolves (dramaturg) and 42nd Street (Ensemble/Ethel). This past Spring she spent the semester studying Classical Acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. Shannon is thrilled to be a part of this show and wants to thank her family and friends for their constant love and support.

Caitlin Pfaff

Caitlin is a senior Drama Theatre Studies Major with minors in Education and Women & Gender Studies. Previously at Elon, Caitlin has assistant directed the Vagina Monologues as well as began working on dramaturgy with Elon's production of Hamlet (before being sent home due to Covid-19). Over the summer, Caitlin worked as an intern with Paladino Casting in NYC. Post Elon, she hopes to go to attend graduate school for directing and pursue a career in casting. She is also extremely excited to be working with this amazing group. Special thanks to Dr. Shawyer for being the best mentor the past 4 years!

Sivan Propper

Sivan is currently a Junior Acting Major at Elon University from Los Angeles, California. Her most recent performances include understudying #25 in The Wolves, and Chorus in the principle cast of Medea at Elon. She would like to thank her incredible parents and sister for all of their support and love.

Carli Shapiro

Carli is thrilled to be Assistant Directing The Cherry Orchard. Her other Elon credits include stage manager of Sense and Sensibility and assistant stage manager of The Bubbly Black Girl... and Fugitive Songs. Special thanks to Kevin Otos for the mentorship and opportunity.

Tommy Truitt

Tommy Truitt is a Junior BFA Acting major from Mt. Airy Maryland. He is so excited to be playing the part of Sir John, Gossip, Servant, and Doctor in this production. His past performances include Elon: Clown Bar (Twinkles U/S), Hamlet (Player 3 U/S Osric U/S Court Attendant U/S), Macbeth (Soldier, Banquo U/S, Witch One U/S). He is excited to be back in front of a live audience and would like to thank his family and friends for their support. Instagram: @tommy.truitt

Brett Turnbull

Hi I'm Brett Turnbull and I am a Sophomore Acting Major from Westchester, New York! In this show I play the Understudy to John Dashwood and Willoughby as well as being a Gossip. This will be my first show experience in the Acting Program but I have held roles in High School such as, Tommy Boy and Spot Conlon in Newsies as well as Sonny in Grease. Grateful for the opportunity and all who have supported me along the way. Find me on Instagram @BTurnbull02