2017 - 2018 Season

By Brenda Withers

Directed by Jenny Latimer

November 16th- 20th, 2017

 

Director

Jenny Latimer (Director) is a second year grad student in acting at UNC. Directing: Beauty and the Beast at the Hale Centre Theatre; Radio Show at Utah Valley University. Assistant Directing: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Tuacahn Center for the Arts (Jeffrey Denman); Measure for Measure, Santa Cruz Shakespeare (Tyne Rafaeli); and You Can't Take it With You, Utah Valley University (Laurie Harrop-Purser) Acting Credits: Cosette/Les Miserables (25th Anniversary Tour), Cinderella/Into the Woods (Westport Playhouse/Baltimore Center Stage), Lily, Secret Garden (Theater Raleigh), Olivia/ Twelfth Night, Nicole/May Queen, Jen/The Cake (Playmakers Reparatory Company), Eliza/My Fair Lady, Cinderalla/Cinderella (Tuacahn Center for the Arts) Belle/Beauty and the Beast, Marguerite/Scarlet Pimpernel, Christine/Phantom, Beth/Little Women, Sandra/Big Fish, Percy/Spitfire Grill (Hale Centre Theatre) Margaret/Much about Ado about Nothing, Luisa/Fantasticks (Provo Theater Company).

Carlos Alcala (Stas) is absolutely enthralled to be debuting in the Kenan Theatre Company’s production of The Kritik. Some of his previous credits include: Playmakers Repertory Company:  Sweeney Todd My Fair Lady Off-Broadway: Let’s Broadway: an Off-Broadway Cabaret Series Regional: Warner Huntington III in Legally Blonde: The Musical, Captain Walker in The Who’s Tommy: The Musical, J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz (Villager’s Theatre); Danny Zuko in Grease, Officer Lockstock in Urinetown, Robbie Hart in The Wedding Singer, Curly in Oklahoma! (Monroe Township Center of Performing Arts). University: Tommy Ross in Carrie: The Musical (Historic Playmakers Theatre). TV/Film: Apathy, short film, Waves, Independent Film Education: BA in Dramatic Art and Communication, UNC-Chapel Hill, Class of 2018. Carlos will be appearing in Playmakers Repertory Company’s upcoming production of Tartuffe and encourages everyone to attend. He would also like to thank the entire production team and cast as they have made this experience a truly memorable one. A special thanks to Jenny Latimer for the incredible opportunity.

Jonny Boyd (Mr. Mukhanononov) is an exchange student from the University of Manchester, U.K. He is a junior Anthropology major, and is very excited for his first role with KTC. He studied drama and theatre throughout school and wishes to reignite that passion. He enjoys a good cup of tea and Daft Punk.

LJ Enloe (Kazmir) is a freshman currently majoring in biology. This is his first show at UNC, but he has performed in and been involved with a great deal of shows at his high school in Silver Spring, Maryland. He also writes and acts in a few shows with STV. He is very thankful for the friends he’s had the pleasure of seeing every day and his family who came a long way just to support him.

Emily Morgan (Alexandra Alexandrovna) is a sophomore dramatic art and European history double major. This is her first production with KTC. Previous appearances include Rocky Horror Picture Show (Pauper Players) and The Laramie Project (LAB! Theatre). She owes many thanks to the cast and crew of The Kritik for this incredible opportunity.

Brandon Morris (Gregyr Garyovich) is a senior majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Dramatic Art. This is his first role in a theatre production at UNC Chapel Hill. Brandon is a student-athlete for the Varsity Soccer Team and has previously participated in club sports on campus. When he is not rehearsing, Brandon enjoys watching sports, obsessing over Star Wars, and watching endless Denzel Washington movies.

Nell Ovitt (Lili Ivanov) is a senior English and Religious Studies major. Some of her recent performance credits include roles in Antigonick and The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls (KTC); Unwoman (a work in development with The Rabble and Dublin Fringe); and The Measure of a Man, The King’s Good Servant, and Kohl (Dublin University Players). She was also a stage manager for The Here & Now’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and assistant stage manager for KTC’s Failure: A Love Story, and she currently works as a production assistant for KTC. In her free time, she likes reading books, watching movies, and going to CookOut.

Andrew Prevatte (Pasha Popov) is a first-year majoring in biology and music. He has studied jazz piano for 11 years, and is continuing to do so at UNC. “The Kritik” is his first production at Carolina. He hopes you have a great time at the show and, as Pasha, it pained him not to make the obvious pun there. Andrew would like to give endless thanks to his mom and dad, Graham, Carly, Mimi, and Alex.

Graham Prevatte (Volya Vedeninski) is a senior pursuing a double major in German Studies and Media Production. So after graduation, if you’re looking for a semi-dedicated worker, he’s your man! He is thrilled to work with KTC again as well the opportunity to work with his best friend, Dave Navalinsky. Graham would like to thank his family for their support and his grandmother, Mimi, for being smart.

Emma Scaggs (Chief Minister Chairwoman Shrand) is a sophomore majoring in the Dramatic Arts and Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She has acted and designed sets with KTC and LAB! Theatre, and is on the KTC board as their scenic artist. On the weekends, she works as a birthday party educator at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, which means she gets to eat birthday cake at least twice a week.

Devin Ward (Tatiana Bukhavitsky) is in her second show with KTC and her third-ever show at UNC since beginning her freshman year. The entire process has been an absolute joy, and Devin would like to personally thank Jenny Latimer for being such a fearless leader and an incredible teacher (as well as Christine Miryazi for stepping in that one time). You are both gems! Endless thanks to everyone on the production staff, as well as her friends and family for supporting her through all of these late nights and early mornings. You all rock!

Ruthie Allen (Costume Designer) is a junior studying public policy, education, and PPE. Currently, she’s co-directing ktc’s Me Too Monologues, so head back to the Kenan to see us in January! Previously, she’s assistant directed Company Carolina’s The Laramie Project, costume designed Blown Youth and Hairspray with Company Carolina, and Cabaret and Spring Awakening with Pauper Players. Big thanks to Playmakers’ Alex and Jenn and to the Kritik team. Looots of love, yahoos, and bang bang babies to Gage, Harley, Clara, Nino, Tal, & Jane for the support.

Catherine Baird (Producer) is a senior double majoring in Dramatic Art and Public Health Advocacy. Previous UNC acting credits include Antigonick and As You Like It (KTC), My Fair Lady (PlayMakers Rep), Ordinary Days (Company Carolina), columbinus (LAB!), and Carrie: The Musical (Pauper Players). This is her first go-round as a producer, so she is super grateful to the whole team for making this such a valuable learning opportunity!

Alyssa Driggers (Assistant Stage Manager) is a freshman at UNC who is currently uncertain what she wants to do with her life. But according to her mother, that’s okay! Though she has no previous experience stage managing, she has taken part in several productions with Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School. On stage, Alyssa enjoys acting, singing, and performing on the trapeze. Outside of the theatre, she spends most of her time being swamped in homework and essays.

Zach Eanes (Sound Board Operator) is a first-year student majoring in Dramatic Art. He ran soundboard for Antigonick and will be performing in Lab Theatre’s Memory Lane. He enjoys hanging out with his friends and watching great movies like Thor and Doogal. He hopes to one day be sponsored by Froot Loops and enjoys long walks on the beach.

Nick Guariglia (Sound Designer) is a Sophomore majoring in Dramatic Art and this is his first involvement with KTC. He us currently the Technical Director of LAB! Theatre and has appeared earlier this year in the LAB! production of Duck Hunter Shoots Angel. He has performed with Pauper Players in In The Heights last year and worked as a light designer for Company Carolina’s production of The Laramie Project as well. Many thanks to the cast and crew, and here’s to the productions to come!

Kate Jones (Producer) is a senior majoring in Dramatic Art and Communications – Performance Studies. She has been involved in many shows on campus throughout her four years with Company Carolina and KTC. This is her fourth show with KTC, but her first time producing! Many thanks to Dave Navalinsky, for the opportunity, her parents, for pretending two artistic majors was a good idea, and to the ever-present cup of coffee in her hand.

Alex LaGrand (Scenic Designer) served as the scenic designer for The Kritik. She is a senior double-majoring in English and Dramatic Art with a minor in medieval and early modern studies. This is her fourth and final scenic design of her undergraduate career, but you can catch her assistant directing for PlayMakers Repertory Company in the spring, in addition to producing and costume designing for KTC. She would like to thank her mom and Dave Navalinsky for giving her the guidance and empowerment she always needs, in addition to Mary Claire Teahan for coming to the rescue during a very difficult time of her life and cannot thank her enough.

Emily Jane MacKillop (Light Designer) is a sophomore majoring in Dramatic Arts. She has previously worked with KTC as a production assistant and Assistant Stage Manager. Emily Jane has also worked as Stage Manager and Set Designer for Company Carolina’s production of War of The Worlds.

Jaya Mamas (Assistant Stage Manager) is a freshman majoring in history with a minor in studio art. She has previously done set design for LAB! Theatre’s production of Duck Hunter Shoots Angel.

Emily McGregor (Stage Manager) is a senior Drama and Communications double major. In her time at UNC she has worked with Company Carolina, Kenan Theatre Company, Carolina Performing Arts, and Playmakers Repertory Company, fantastic opportunities that have left her both extremely grateful and moderately sleep-deprived. She’d like to thank Jenny for her trust, spirit, and love; her housemates at the Beehive for their overflowing and unending support; and the cast and crew for at least pretending to read her incessant emails.

Duncan Mitchell (Light Board Operator) is thrilled to be operating the light board as a freshman in his second college production. His past theatre involvement includes high school acting roles in the musical “Wonderful Town,” the play “Julius Caesar,” and the musical “Ragtime.” Duncan only wants a new Mercedes, and to bend off the corner whipping it out of the lot. When everybody did the Gucci and Louis he was on Jimmy Choos. Duncan knows that wins and losses comes with being bosses, and he’s been dream chasing and catching all his goals. They told him to be humble but he’s cocky as hell. #FreeMeek

June Nam (Assistant Costume Designer) is a junior majoring in Nursing. This is her first time participating in a production with KTC. She was involved with the costume crew at her high school. Through this experience with assisting the costume designer, Ruthie Allen, she would like to gain experience and become more involved in designing for shows on campus. She is currently in Costume Design 1 with Professor Jan Chambers and learning the technicalities and basics surrounding costume design. Although her major is nursing, she loves theater and the concepts of costume design that allows her to create time for this creative outlet.

Mary Claire Teahan (Assistant Set Designer) is an international student from Ireland. She studies Drama Theatre and Performance at the National University of Ireland, Galway. She previously had the pleasure of light designing KTC’s production of Antigonick but this is her first time assisting the set designer for a show. She’s extremely appreciative of KTC and all involved in The Kritik, especially Alex LeGrand, for giving her the opportunity.

Nellie Wise (Props Master) is a junior and is excited to be working on her tenth show for KTC! She is a Dramatic Arts and Communications double major, and has a minor in studio art. Along with being the props master for this show, Nellie will also be the scenic designer for the first KTC show in the spring, Boeing Boeing. She wants to thank her family and friends for all of their love and support, and for making it so easy to be happy and excited about life.